creativeduo.jpgBermanBraun: Gail Berman, who resigned this month as president of Paramount Pictures, is teaming up with another ex-exec, outsted head of Yahoo Inc.’s media group Lloyd Braun, to produce TV programs, movies and shortform shows.

alsoran.jpgAlmost Famous: Fawning sentences like this one “The leggy singer with the cascade of brown hair knocked her hips from side to side theatrically,” really should be reserved for an empty profile of an A-lister. Not for an American Idol also-ran.

arif.jpgStraight Face: In testimony in the Scooter Libby hearings, Ari Fleischer confirms that he spent the entirety of his tenure as White House press secretary being a douchebag. To wit: “It was like a lot of things that I said to the press. It had no impact.”