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LAT In 90 Seconds

33222126.jpgKicking And Screaming: Reporter Meg James writes “three people familiar with the situation,” told her that Jay Leno doesn’t want to leave when his Tonight Show contract expires in 2009. Our solution: Put the job offer in one of those brief cases, and make Leno and Conan O’Brien compete for it on Deal Or No Deal.

33220172.jpgGreed Is Good: A new Fox network promises to make business news interesting. If it’s half as interesting as Fox News’ take on current events, it should be quite interesting, indeed.

33220222.jpgWriters’ Strike Looking Inevitable: Or so says Channel Island’s Scott Collins. We hope he’s wrong.

LAT in 90 Seconds

hosen.jpgThe Story You Wish You Wrote: In high schools all over L.A., influential drama, cinema and music teachers are retiring, after decades of shaping students who grow up to be accomplished industry titans. Shawn Hubler had the sense to profile one of them.

calley.jpgAre There Editors Left At The LAT? And do any of them read the online Photo Galleries before they go live? The Studio Chief Scorecard is a cute idea — and we’re guessing it took more work than the reporters and photographers had initially anticipated, but what’s with the wording? In the entry for former Sony president John Calley, the LAT sums up his future projects this way: “A Da Vinci sequel and a few other projects in development, but Calley is looking old.” Looking old? He began producing films 40 years ago. How’s he supposed to look?

silverm.jpgBen Silverman To Bring More Tetas To NBC: Apparently the new NBC honcho is bringing the tits, and this Meg James story kinda makes him sound like an ass.

LAT in 90 Seconds

bobwright.jpgBob Wright, Survived By Jeff Zucker, Is Out At NBC. He was 63: Meg James writes up Bob Wright’s departure from NBC Universal as though it were an obit, which we guess it kinda is.

sticker.jpgLife In The Fast Lane: The state has run out of carpool lane stickers for hybrid drivers. Great. Now all these guys are going to be smug and road-rage-y.

messengersreview.jpgColts Who? Sony’s The Real Winner: Sony has had the number one Super Bowl weekend movie seven years running with The Messengers. Of course, that streak may be due to the fact that no other studio really pays attention to Super Bowl weekend, but whatever. A streak is a streak, and Sony got Josh Friedman to write about it.

UPDATE: Gail Berman Out at Paramount!

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UPDATE:
Gail Berman walked the plank at Paramount with two years left on her contract. Claudia Eller at the LA Times points out that this is another loss for Brad Grey, while Nikki Finke sees another woman in power become a woman in peril: Berman’s not even getting the golden handshake of a production deal.

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