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LAT in 90 Seconds

eyefu.jpgStealing Its Own Thunder: So much for understanding the media. CBS Corp. announced its “rapid evolution from an old-media titan into a powerful Internet player” with a “Rolling Thunder,” a new online network that will partner with Microsoft, Comcast and Yahoo. They thought the news was all anyone would talk about. Then they fired Imus.

chinwat.jpgNewest Trend Story: Be on the lookout for more “Big Water” stories. They’ll be everywhere. They’ll be important. And no one will read them.

wocom.jpgWe’ve Come A Long Way, Not: Fewer women are trying to break into to stand-up comedy these days. Down to two from a high of three in the 80s.

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Mirren, Mirren In the Hall, Mirren, Mirren Takes Them All–Murphy, Whitaker, Hudson WIn SAG Awards

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The SAG awards, which are not known as the Saggies, are usually predictable, but last night’s show found Little Miss Sunshine winning the ensemble category. Back to business as usual, Helen Mirren repeated her Golden Globes win for The Queen, and for another queen in a TV movie or miniseries. Steve Carell also won two, but we don’t think of them together.

Forest Whitaker, also a Globe winner, won again for his performace as Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland. Both Mirren and Whitaker are also nominated for Oscars and they both play real people. Odd, isn’t it?

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