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Journos Pay Tribute to the Late, Great Cathy Seipp

It was five years ago today that beloved LA reporter Cathy Seipp lost her battle with cancer. On Twitter, those who knew her best are sharing old links and heartfelt memories using the hashtag #MissSeipp.

Two of Seipp’s closest friends, Reason magazine editor-in-chief Matt Welch and his freelance journalist wife Emmanuelle Richard, are now east coasters (D.C., and soon, Brooklyn). A couple of their thoughts:

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LA Press Club’s Bad Mother Book Party

Silverlake’s El Chavito bar was packed Wednesday night with literary types, all there to celebrate journalist Nancy Rommelmann‘s debut novel, The Bad Mother, which centers around the lives of Hollywood street kids. Rommelmann now lives in Portland, but she put in nearly two decades as an Angeleno, has written for the LA Times and LA Weekly, and remains a contributor to the LA Observed website. A book trailer for The Bad Mother can be viewed here.

American Idol beat reporter Richard Rushfield, Nancy Rommelmann, and David Rensin


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Aaron Sorkin Defends His Women

Veteran Hollywood TV writer-director-producer Ken Levine got a nice surprise over the weekend via his personal Blogspot page. On Saturday night, October 9th, The Social Network screenwriter Aaron Sorkin took time to send over a comment in response to another reader’s concerns about the lack of good female roles in the number one movie at the box office for two weekends running.

“Tarazza – believe me, I get it,” Sorkin begins. “It’s not hard to understand how bright women could be appalled by what they saw in the movie but you have to understand that that was the very specific world I was writing about… Mark [Zuckerberg]‘s blogging that we hear in voiceover as he drinks, hacks, creates Facemash and dreams of the kind of party he’s sure he’s missing, came directly from Mark’s blog…”

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What Was I Thinking? Reading at Borders

What Was I Thinking-1.jpgThe second-floor of Borders Books in Westwood was shockingly packed on Sunday for the Los Angeles authors’ reading of What Was I Thinking?

Hosted by Wendy Hammers, the readers including Zoe Braverman, Tina Dupuy, Sarah Reinhardt, Deborah Kagan, Francesca Lia Block, Marydeith Burrel, Betty Goldstein, Claudia Handler, Katherine Ruppe, Nora Zelevansky and Mary Margaret Martinez.

We also saw book contributor, former FBLA editor Kate Coe in the audience. She didn’t read. Total let down.

We also met the hilarious, LA staple, cartoonist Mimi Pond who’s work was featured in the book. She was warm, friendly and very sweet to us. And then she asked, “What’s FBLA?”

Guess no one’s perfect.

What Was I Thinking? on The Today Show

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The book that has stories by your previous editor (Kate Coe) and your current one (Tina Dupuy) was promoed today on The Today Show.

What Was I Thinking? Video on Slate.com

The bad boyfriend stories book, What Was I Thinking? with essays from your former FBLA editor, Kate Coe and your current one, Tina Dupuy has a video up on Slate.com. It’s Rachel Resnick‘s essay. Oh yeah, it was already animated…now it’s a video.

What Was I Thinking? Book Party

61E+qSYvrGL._SS500_.jpgWhat Was I Thinking?: 58 Bad Boyfriend Stories includes a story written by former FBLA editor Kate Coe and one of your current editors, Tina Dupuy. And Carrie Fisher…which will earn us major points at this year’s ComicCon.

Anyway, the release party was on Saturday at Tom’s Shoes on Abbot Kinney in Venice.

Yeah, we had to go to the West Side where the people have all the charm of someone in the middle of a Master Cleanse. Which yoga pose strengthens sense of humor and wit? Om.

Anyway some attending whose chakras didn’t make them jerks were the editors of the book Liz Dubelman and Barbara Davilman were there. Also spotted were contributors Betty Goldstein, Wendy Hammers, Madeleine Beckman and Mary Margaret-Martinez. And mingling about was LA Times food columnist Charles Perry.

Oh and Fisher was a no-show. Total let down.

Hollywood Wonders if Sarah Palin is a One-Hit Wonder

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The Hollywood Reporter is wondering (presuming she will lose the election) what Sarah Palin will do afterward. How can Hollywood cash in on the shop-a-holic pitbull with lipstick? Is she with us to stay? Or are we only paying attention because her being in over her head and publicly drowning is reparation for failed neocon policies?

From HR:

Eric Wattenberg, an agent at N.S. Bienstock, a New York-based agency that counts many news anchors among its clientele, believes syndication is a safer bet. “I could see her getting more traction as an Oprah than as an Anderson Cooper,” he said.

Some combination of talk and news could even be in the cards: One agent recommended News Corp. let her hone her chops for a few years on Fox News in anticipation of rolling out a broader-appealing talker over Fox’s O&O stations after 2010.

And then there are those who are thinking outside the box, as in reality television.

One producer floated the idea — only half-joking — of taking advantage of the curiosity surrounding the entire Palin clan and their Alaska setting and packaging “The Palins”: Think “The Osbournes” meets “Northern Exposure.”

Yep, Kate Coe has the whole pitch lined up for her reality show.

Monica Lewinsky was also on SNL ‘making fun of herself’, you know. She also had executive experience. And look at where she is now. Ahem.

Yeah, Thanks for the ‘News’ Alert Google…Are You Trying to Get Us in Trouble?!

We got an alert this morning that, Swati Pandey gave us a mention in the LA Times…presumably today.

Ahem:
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So we snickered and wrote a whole post about how Kate Coe left FBLA (sniffle) nearly 9 months ago. And second: her hysterically funny assessment of the ‘new’ design for the calender section was two years ago…Oct. 2006.

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The Pitch for the Palin Reality Show

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Yes, we’ve heard a lot about Sarah Palin as a movie, Sarah Palin as a porno, Sarah Palin as a crop circle (mysterious).

But over at Deep Glamour, Kate Coe has the pitch for the reality show. Not just the ‘this should be a reality show’ either. Coe has the first season mapped out. She has more of a plan for this series than John McCain had when he picked her. No joke. Only truth:

North of 60 with Sarah

In this new reality series, former candidate for Vice-President, Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin, a forty-ish, flirty mother of 5 (!), juggles affairs of state, lost homework, disgruntled constituents, injunction waving lawyers, wedding planning, and putting meat on the table. Think docu-drama meets C-Span, shot on location in the wilds of the frozen north.

In the first episode, spunky Sarah vetos anti-gill net legislation and an extended curfew for Willow with equal aplomb. Piper stows away on a float plane, but a quick thinking state trooper has her home for dinner.

Future episodes include a show-down between Sarah and Putin over fishing rights that’s soon eclipsed by the furor raised by Bristol’s determination to have a vegan wedding buffet.

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