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Dude, Here’s Your App

The two stoners played by Ashton Kutcher and Sean William Scott in the 2000 movie Dude, Where’s My Car? would likely approve. It took 12 long years for someone to drop the comma and finally turn their titular movie question into an iPhone App.

That someone is 26-year-old Michigan native Mike Holp. Now living in Austin, Texas, he tells FishbowlLA there have been about 7,000 downloads of the free Dude Where’s My Car App since he launched four months ago. And yes, just like the movie and famous Seinfeld episode, it’s designed to help people who have forgotten where they parked their vehicle:

Who hasn’t lost their car in the parking lot? With this App, you will never lose your car again! All you have to remember to do is a drop a pin when you park. The App does all the rest!

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EXCLUSIVE: Dick Clark ‘Lost’ Interview – Part 2

[Editor's Note: The following, never-before-published interview (Part 1 here) was conducted via telephone on December 23, 1993 by the late Jim Mitteager. The tape, part of a much larger collection bequeathed to Hollywood private eye Paul Barresi, was only recently discovered and graciously provided to FishbowlLA. Our thanks to Barresi for allowing us to share this great bit of nostalgia with our readers, on the anniversary of Clark's April 18, 2012 death.]

Mitteager: Has MTV impacted in a negative way on talent? There’s a lot of packaging that’s going on now that involves skills other than the ability to sing and write good songs. Is it impacting on new talent as opposed to the old days?

Clark: I wouldn’t blame it all on MTV. I’d blame it on the consolidation of the music business, between five or six nationally owned companies. You’ve got all of these big debts that they’ve got to pay. They’ve got them on a timetable, and that includes videos and personal appearances and promotions and all of that. So some new guy, it makes it very difficult to get launched. That’s the whole thing about what’s wrong with the business these days. It’s tough to break through.

Mitteager:  What would be your best advice to an aspiring artist out there that is in that pickle right now, that have no representation and has some talent?

Clark: I would try to get to one of the cities where people find talent, LA, New York, Nashville, Seattle… Get out there and showcase yourself.

Mitteager: I want to rack your brain about people that got there start on Bandstand, or with you in general and have now become award winners on the American Music Awards.

Clark: New Edition, they debuted on Bandstand.

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Oh. So It Wasn’t a Joke.

dfadsf.jpgWe need to get out more. Because, if we got out more, we might have seen the Atlantic on the newsstands, and then we would have known that the cover (which we got in our inboxes last week and promptly deleted) were real.

That really is Britney Spears on the cover.

David Samuels explains himself:

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‘Media Hysteria For 13 Miles’: Paris Covered Like O.J.

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Best media summary we’ve seen of today’s Paris Hilton penitentiary developments:

Los Angeles had not seen anything quite like it since O.J. Simpson‘s slow-moving attempted flight from justice. Today it was the turn of Paris Hilton — and her journey back to justice — which was recorded in every inch of its 13 miles by a swarm of helicopter-born camera crews. …

News channels abandoned all coverage of the G8 summit, before reluctantly tearing themselves away from the live coverage of Hilton’s front door to report, briefly, that America’s top general had resigned. And now back to the “breaking news” on Paris Hilton, where an excited TV reporter was pointing out the expensive homes of nearby celebrities such as Rod Stewart and Britney Spears, adding: “Some of the houses date back to the 1920s!”

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    sonsofhollywood.jpgRich People Are More Interesting Than You, Part XXVII: The sons of Rod Stewart and Aaron Spelling are working with someone Robin Abcarian dubs a “baby mogul” on a reality show about — being the sons of Rod Stewart and Aaron Spelling and a baby mogul. We predict this will be as well-watched as a fatality on the 405 — and have the same bottleneck effect on our nation’s synapses.

    nyset.jpgLA is better than NY, Part XXV: In his column today, Scott Collins notes that the Big Apple wants to take a bigger bite out of our economy. He doesn’t really offer any reason why shows like CSI: NY shouldn’t film in the city. But he’s kinda snarky, and we like snark.

    longform.jpgCNN Discovers People Want News: The name is ridiculous: CNN: Special Investigations Unit. And the idea is infuriating: a weekly long-form investigative news show — as if the rest of the week, news junkies are satisfied with the self-promotion and garbage that passes for information. But still, good on CNN for premiering an actual news show on Jan. 20.