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LA Media Sully Jack Sparrow’s Good Name

It was a quintessential LA story. Late yesterday afternoon, media outlets including the LA Times and KTLA quickly picked up an LAPD alert of a fight between several Hollywood Blvd. superhero characters. Catwoman was said to have pepper sprayed Jack Sparrow, with an alien and another pirate also involved in the fracass.

Only the victim wasn’t a Sparrow. After several hours of insane Twitter pick-up on this news, activity that pushed “Jack Sparrow” up the LA trending topics list, NBCLA reporters Samantha Tata and Kim Baldonado revealed that the target of an exasperated, harassed Catwoman was in fact an Ozzy Osbourne impersonator.

Should Ozzie be insulted that his likeness was mistaken for Captain Jack? Might Johnny Depp consider biting off the head of scurvy rat in a fifth Pirates flick, as a wink-wink? That’s all tbd. But in the meantime, even though Tata and Baldonado had Sparrow in their original report (since updated), theirs was the only initial dispatch that had otherwise accurate info about the exact sequence of events. As opposed to the increasingly embellished misinformation being spread last night via social media.

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Young Turks Producer Doppelganged by Casey Anthony

It didn’t take long for The Young Turks supervising producer Tara Wallis to feel the heat from Casey Anthony‘s first V-log entry posted earlier this week. As she explained Thursday on her Tumblr page, the unwelcome comparisons came from both colleagues and her offspring:

I started receiving texts this morning from friends: “Have you seen the video? OMFG, she looks just like you!” Well tonight, I viewed the video at home on my laptop. I wasn’t seeing it until my almost four-year-old came up and pointed, “Mommy, that’s you!”

MeHubs then handed me his glasses and I popped up PhotoBooth.

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