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LAT In 90 Seconds

42719382-03002941.jpgYou Betcha: Mary McNamara notes that the real losers of last night’s VP debate were the pundits who were handicapping it: “If the bar had been placed any lower for this debate, they would have had to bury it. So how surprising was it, really, that neither candidate devolved into a Jerry Springer screaming fit or fell into a state of catatonia? In fact, both were in rare form, giving what may have been their best respective campaign performances yet.” So there.

pallidfsdfn3.jpg But Can She Field-Dress A Moose? She’s no Tina Fey, but doesn’t Monica Corcoran kinda rock Sarah Palin‘s ‘do?

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LAT In 90 Seconds

34990631-29083731.jpgBrit’s Back In A Mental Health Observation Hold: Because that’s exactly what Britney Spears has been lacking all this time — close, unyielding scrutiny by a phalanx of people standing just outside her fishbowl.

asdjhfue.jpegiSpank: Free porn predicted to be offered on cell phones. Our prayers have been answered! Finally this country will get double-fisted anal penetration on a 2-inch screen. Oh wait, hang on. Our mom’s on the other line…

artledgerobitgi.jpgMonica’s Mad: LAT blogger Monica Corcoran tisk-tisks whomever sold TV networks a video of Heath Ledger allegedly snorting cocaine. She says she pities the fool who coughed it up. Call me cynical, but I’m guessing that person isn’t crying into his coffee this morning over it.

More Staff Changes at Variety

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Guest editor Chris Gardner delivers!

While the news of Elizabeth Guider’s appointment as Editor of The Hollywood Reporter is still fresh, there are a few other staff changes over at Variety that are interesting to point out. Former InStyle staffer Monica Corcoran, who joined Variety last year and has been serving as style editor and Stylephile blogger, has left the Wilshire Boulevard offices. I’m told she’s headed to the LA Times.

Variety’s film staff has also seen some recent changes with the departure of box-office editor Ian Mohr who exited for a vp post in development and production with NY-based producer Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas’ production shingle. Also, fairly new film reporter Peter Gilstrap didn’t work out in the V offices and has already left the building.

Talking With A Full Mouth: Jonathan Gold Dishes About His Career

jgoldf0od.jpgPulitzer Prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold will speak at 7 p.m. on July 16 as part of the Zocalo “Public Square” Lecture Series in a discussion moderated by Variety Style Editor Monica Corcoran.

Zocalo, which presents programs featuring “thinkers and doers speaking on some of the most pressing topics of the day.” Invited Gold to expound on his career and the gastronomical wonders of Los Angeles. The talk will be held at Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium.

It’s free, but reservations are recommended.