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Posts Tagged ‘Mark McDermott’

The Ridiculously Rapid Rise of Angels Weekly Host Alex Curry

There are many memorable tidbits in the easyreadernews.com profile of Alex Curry, the 24-year-old Manhattan Beach resident who debuted this month as host of the Friday Fox Sports West show Angels Weekly. But we were particularly struck by the following details:

Her manager, Peter Gallagher – who usually only works with actors, such as Brad Pitt and Zach Galifianakis – recognized unusual qualities in Curry when he took her on as client. “She is warm, she is bubbly, she is just herself – and it comes across on camera, her personality,” Gallagher said…

Gallagher believes this is just the beginning of a career that has few limits. Hers, he said, is an utterly natural star quality, and unlike so many people attracted to show business, her drive does not emanate from a lack of esteem or need for attention – she genuinely just loves to get to know people and tell their stories.

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LAT Media Group Circulars Wind Up in USPS Trash

On Monday morning, reporters for the Easy Reader News took some photos of recycling bins behind the Redondo Beach Main Post Office filled with apparently undelivered Local Values advertising circulars issued by the LA Times Media Group and PennySaver USA. Although a spokesperson for the USPS told the paper the materials were likely deemed “undeliverable, duplicate, or excess,” LAT spokeswoman Nancy Sullivan is not so sure.

After reviewing copies of the photos, here’s what Sullivan told the paper:

Sullivan said that the Times’ system prevents duplications. “The Los Angeles Times Media Group does utilize the United States Post Service (USPS) to deliver Local Values in Redondo Beach and we are gravely concerned about what this photo appears to depict,” Sullivan said in a statement. “The Times will be working with the USPS to understand the circumstances and their plans to remedy the situation if necessary, and will join with the producers of the other mailers apparently disposed of to gain a full understanding.”

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