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Gay Republican Radio Host Ready for Increased Media Attention

Formerly with KABC 790 AM and now a weeknight fixture on 870 KRLA AM, a.k.a. “LA’s Conservative Talk Radio Station,” Kevin James is by his own admission an anomaly: an openly gay Republican working for a right-leaning radio outlet.

That discrepancy is set for much more media scrutiny now that James has announced his intention to run for mayor of Los Angeles. He tells LA Weekly staff writer Patrick Range McDonald that he is ready for the challenge, and also shows a flair for understatement:

Now that he’s declared his run for LA mayor, James expects more media attention will be given to the fact that he is a gay registered Republican who is featured on a conservative radio talk show station. James says his bosses at KRLA know that he’s gay.

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Southwest Commits Another Fat Faux Pas

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Well, at least this time it wasn’t a fat famous guy like Kevin Smith with a million Twitter followers Southwest kicked off the plane. This time it was a petite woman bumped for an obese teenager whose parents didn’t buy her two tickets. The bumped passenger then called the Sacramento Bee and now you’re hearing about it.

In fairness the company did learn that booting fat people off would get them negative press. This time they kicked off the thin person and we’re sure – to their surprise complain just like bigger sized people do.

But as if there weren’t already enough details to make you cringe, CBS News’ Aina Hunter has her own.

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Kevin James Gets Double the Talk Time

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The KRLA, Kevin James show just got doubled. It went from two hours to four hours everyday. See? We looked and looked where media wasn’t getting squeezed and slashed and we found it…One lonesome story…about a local conservative talk radio show during a Democratic White House with a liberal majority in the House and Senate…with an increasingly unpopular and ineffective Democratic Mayor.

Congrats to James!

Via KnifeTricks

Trade Round-Up: Sept. 26, 2007

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CASTING ROUND-UP
Universal Pictures is back in business with Jennifer Aniston, signing the actress to star opposite Aaron Eckhart in Traveling, Variety reports. Pic will be the directing debut of Brandon Camp who wrote the script with Mike Thompson. You guessed it – it’s a romantic dramedy that stars Aniston as a floral designer who factors heavily into a self-help guru’s realization that he practices none of the principles he teaches.

Kevin James has signed on to write, produce and star in Mall Cop for Columbia Pictures. We don’t really need to tell you the story, which he’ll write with Nick Bakay, Variety reports.

Rachel McAdams, Helen Mirren and Robin Wright Penn will star opposite Brad Pitt, Edward Norton and Jason Bateman in State of Play for Universal Pictures/Working Title, writes Variety. Project is an adaptation of the British miniseries.

Will & Grace alum Eric McCormack is headed to cable TV, signing on to star in the TNT drama pilot Truth in Advertising, THR reports. The project is set at multimillion-dollar advertising agency Rothman, Greene & Mohr, where executives must continually prove themselves as their jobs are on the line every day. Sounds a bit like FBLA.

- CHRIS GARDNER