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Entertainment Journalist Ray Richmond Jumps Into the Fortune Cookie Business

When former THR reporter and current Deadline.com contributor Ray Richmond hands out boxes of his Super Accurate Fortune Cookies at a reunion of Los Angeles Daily News staffers in Calabasas on June 9, the inscription on the box will feature a comical reference to the newspaper’s veteran staff writer Rick Orlov. ‘In the end, all that will be left standing are the insects and Orlov,’ the message warns.

The upcoming event will mark the unofficial debut of Richmond’s most unusual new sideline. He’s still applying finishing touches to the website such as credit card ordering, with full product launch set for July.

“I looked at my bank account and I said, ‘Well, it’s not going to get any fatter on this current path of mine,” Richmond tells FishbowlLA via telephone. Along with several stints at the Daily News, Richmond was for years an integral part of The Hollywood Reporter.

“I had been actively thriving as a freelancer since the late ’90s, but because of the disintegration of print, a lot of the work dried up, and I was left having to re-invent myself,” he explains. “I thought, ‘If I’m going to be back in print, I’m going to have to create my own printed words, and that’s where fortune cookies came in.”

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City Council Votes for Condom Use on Porn Sets

The Los Angeles city council voiced their support for mandatory condom use in adult films on Wednesday.

The council voted 10-0 in favor of a resolution that requests state legislation that increases the city’s ability to enforce condom use on porn sets, in large part by making it a condition of receiving a film permit. AVN takes a detailed look at the proposal, which was introduced by Paul Krekorian and Richard Alarcon.

AVN editor Tom Hymes spoke with Rick Orlov of the Daily News about the issue. Hymes says:

Clearly, the industry is not for this move and the result of it would be that more productions would go underground to the extent they are able to do that.

When Hymes speaks of “the industry,” he is likely referring to the production side of the industry, who make the bulk of the profit, and not the porn performers whose health and safety the legislation is designed to protect.

Southern California Journalism Awards

LAPCLogo2-1.jpgThe LA Press Club held their annual awards banquet last night at the Sheraton hotel in Universal City. Winners of the Journalist Of The Year awards included David Evans of Bloomberg Markets in the Print- over 100K circulation division, Brad A. Greenberg of The Jewish Journal in the Print- under 100K circulation division, Ana Garcia and Fred Mamoun of KNBC and Eric Longabardi of TeleMedia in the Television category, and Frank Stoltze of KPCC 89.3 in the Radio category.

The winners for the event’s highest awards were Rick Orlov of the Daily News (Joseph M. Quinn Award for lifetime achievement), Robyn Dixon of the LAT (Daniel Pearl Award) and Arianna Huffington of the Huffington Post (President’s Award).

Jonathan Gold was awarded an honorable mention in the Newspaper Columnist category, which we are certain he will be displaying proudly on his mantle right next to the Pulitzer.

A complete list of last night’s winners can be viewed here.