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Posts Tagged ‘Linda Ronstadt’

Ex-LA Times Sportswriter Jokes Around at Laguna Beach Patch

The first hint that John Weyler‘s Laguna Beach Patch column is not entirely serious is the name – “An American Idle.” Sure enough, the one-time LA Times beat chronicler of MLB’s Angels and the NFL Rams is using this new outlet to go way out on the humorous beam.

His latest piece, published today, posits some preposterous conspiracy theories. There’s the tiny copy of the Quran hidden in Obama’s teeth; the revelation that Barbara Boxer is a Chinese double agent; and this, about our new Governor:

The other day, while digging around in Rush Limbaugh’s backyard, the Idle discovered secret recordings that substantiate the widespread notion that Gov. Jerry Brown has reunited with former girlfriend Linda Ronstadt… The tapes reveal that he and Ronstadt are smoking a potent medicinal marijuana they call “Train Wreck” all day while plotting how to turn the Golden State over to the labor unions.

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LAT In 90 Seconds

36162653.jpgHeard It Through The Grapevine: We wondered if the Buddy Miles obit would mention the fact that he gave voice to those claymation California Raisins in the lede. It did.

36074191-26180642.jpgSkywalker Ranch. With Real Nerf Herders: Reporter Geoff Boucher gets a rare look inside Skywalker Ranch. Apparently, it’s really a ranch. Our favorite paragraph: “My wife, Tracy, and our two kids, Addie and Ben, come up on my third day at Skywalker to see the place (how I could I tell my 10- and 6-year-olds: “Wait at home while I go to Skywalker Ranch”?), and they adore the library and the animal collection at the stables (which began, I’m told, when Linda Ronstadt gave Lucas a cow as a 40th birthday gift). At the firehouse, they giggle with joy at getting a ride in the sweet new $450,000 engine (painted in USC cardinal, no surprise) past the vineyard (the grapes are shipped off to Coppola’s winery, again, no surprise).”

36095153-26075035.jpgCon-Spears-acy Theories: Did someone drug Britney Spears? We don’t know. But we have another question: Did someone on the photo desk swap out this new-standard mug of Spears for one that had her chin zit airbrushed out? We’ve seen this photo a thousand times (seriously, LAT, One Thousand Times), and this is the first time we’ve noticed said pimple. Which makes us suspicious…