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Posts Tagged ‘Richard Rushfield’s’

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pellicano_hf011nkf.jpgOpening Credits: The Anthony Pellicano racketeering and wiretapping trial begins today in Los Angeles federal court, promising plenty of star power and intrigue, according to Greg Krikorian. Of course, he might not be around to cover most of it.

36379827-04125039.jpgLies and Consequences: Scott Timberg and Josh Getlin jump on the Margaret B. Jones story, pointing out that, really, the lily-white New York publishing world is kinda asking to be taken for a ride.

jasoncastro.jpgWhy Is This Blog Different From All Other Blogs? Someone check Richard Rushfield’s wrists for a red bracelet. The Idol Tracker scrutinizes American Idol with a Talmudic intensity — and we don’t mean that metaphorically. Invoking the Book of Life, bar mitzvahs and Chosen People, the scribe might be taking his gig a bit too seriously. Dude, you write about a game show.

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LA Times Reporter Stalks American Idol Fans

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Not content with Richard Rushfield’s harassment of an innocent child, the LA Times sends Deborah Netburn on a trip to Riverside in search of Ashley Ferl, the American Idol crying girl.

Nothing happens. Didn’t talk to her. Talked to colorful local characters. Found teenager who claims to know Ashley. Drove back, wrote story.

FBLA wonders if this story is meant to remind readers how dull local news can be.

And of course, Ashley wasn’t hanging around boring old Riverside. She went to New York to beon the Today Show.

Rocketboom Goes Boom: Richard Rushfield Peers At the Wreckage

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Richard Rushfield’s story on the launch, crash, burn and blame of Rocketboom won’t be in the LA Times print edition until Sunday, but you can read it online now. Here’s a little taste:

In the lingering custody battle over the soul (and wallet) of Rocketboom, the former partners each accuse the other of betrayal, slander, bad faith and, worst of all, old-media values.

Amanda Congdon and Andrew Baron do seem to have a “can’t live with ya, can’t live without ya” relationship, even it was all business. On ABC, Congdon is just another blonde on the box, despite her signing with Endeavour and getting all sorts of offers–the segments just aren’t as good as the ones she did with Barron.