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Chicago Journo Refuses to Take ‘No’ for an Oprah Answer

Everyone seems to think the character played by Maya Rudolph on NBC’s new sitcom Up All Night is based on Oprah Winfrey. Everyone, that is, except Rudolph and her SNL pal Emily Spivey, who created the show.

In a playful article headlined “Ava, Oprah. Oprah, Ava,” Chicago Tribune reporter Christopher Borrelli begs to differ. Evidently, Rudolph is tired of the comparisons, because her transcribed answer to his re-stated Question #2 is anything but sitcom-funny:

“Maybe you misunderstood me–completely, actually. I’ll start over. I thought I was being clear… I don’t see her on the same plane [as Oprah]. She is someone more self-consumed. Someone who is trying a new career path. She had one pop hit in the ’90s, and she is not Oprah at all…”

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Prop 8: The Musical

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Composer Marc Shaiman, director Adam Shankman present John C. Reilly, Allison Janney, Margaret Cho, Andy Richter, Maya Rudolph, Jack Black and Neil Patrick Harris in a musical of biblical proportions…

“Marriage will save the economy…”

We like how if there is a religious zealot on television, film or the internet Allison Janney is playing it.

Wald Leaves KTLA/Sullivan Out at Weekly/Thompson Pulled from L & W

Lots of media movement:

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Jeff Wald, news director of KTLA for the last 15 years, is leaving to take care of his family. Wald’s wife died last winter. No replacement has been named.

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Kate Sullivan, music writer at LA Weekly, has been replaced by Randall Roberts, a ex-New Times guy from St. Louis. Tabloid Baby hopes she’ll invite everyone to read her private blog.
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NBC plans to pull those Law & Order episodes with Fred Thompson, as he comes close to announcing his bid for the Republican presidential nomination To avoid running afoul of the government’s equal time provisions for candidates, the network won’t schedule a L&O repeat with Thompson after Sept. 1 if he’s officially a candidate by that time. Cable doesn’t have to play by the same rules, which is lucky, as he’s in 115 episodes.

And Maya Rudolph out at SNL?