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Obama-Rama, Complete with Ding-a-lings

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Presidential candidate Barack Obama’s campaign holds a Debate Visibility Rally , today at 2 at the Kodak Theater, and then the debates. Patrick McDonald, in the LA Weekly, has a terrific piece on Jeremy Bernard and Rufus Gifford, Obama’s fundraisers/power brokers who are the New Gay paradigm.

And as an added attraction, we hear that The League of Conservation Voters and MoveOn.org, led by Laurie David, will be holding a protest/delivering a petition to Wolf Blitzer today at 2:30 PST at the Kodak theater, where Blitzer will moderate the debate tonight. They say that his Sunday morning show one of a few that very rarely mentions global warming.

If only we had a state-controlled media, Blitzer couldn’t get away with this. Fascist.

A.N.S.W.E.R. LA takes to the streets, or at least Hollywood Blvd. with an anti-war protest from 5 to 7, also at the Kodak. From their website:

The debate is being sponsored by CNN and the Los Angeles Times, the same corporate media outlets that continually refuse to cover the anti-war struggle. Bring signs, banners, noisemakers and make your anti-war voices heard as the debate is happening inside!

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A Year After Colbert: Little Bombs White House Dinner

A year watching Steven Colbert fillet the Bush administration at the White House Correspondents Dinner in Washington, we knew Colbert’s replacement, Rich Little, would be about as edgy as a butter knife. What we didn’t know: Little’s act would bomb like one. Which is, to a man, what everyone in the room said (except for Bush himself, who said Little was “absolutely perfect“).

FishbowlDC’s recap:

The whole thing made us feel that we were not at the White House Correspondents Dinner, but rather frozen in a 1970s moment … stuck in a basement somewhere with orange carpeting, flower patterned couches, wood paneling and a black and white television with rabbit ears.

In fact, the evening’s lone exciting moment came in the form of Sheryl Crow and Karl Rove, who got into a Lou Piniella-worthy argument over global warming between the tables. (Crow and Laurie David‘s take is here.)

  • Prom: Rich Little [FBDC]
  • An Inconvenient Number of Producers in Documentary

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    Tom Roston, writing in Premiere.com, tries to tie the “how many producers can grab an Oscar” semi-crisis to the documentary category. Documentaries nominated all get space for one producer and one director. Davis Guggenheim, the director of An Inconveient Truth, will bound up to the stage alone should the film win. The three producers–Laurie David, Lawrence Bender, and Scott Burns agreed to stay seated, although they did apply to the Academy for an exception.

    Roston foresees Al Gore striding manfully to the podium in a star-making moment. FBLA thinks it would awesome if Big Al laid a big wet one on the statuette babe, ala Adrien Brody.