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mmor.jpgSomething’s Gotta Give: Former actress, Sen. Sheila Kuehl, wants to protect the “postmortem right of publicity” for dead celebrities, like underwear adorner Marilyn Monroe. Because celebrities should only be exploited while they’re living.

cnnyoutube.jpgBoxers Or Briefs? The Internet town hall debate, a partnership between CNN and YouTube is being advertised as the ultimate in citizen journalism and truly democratic participation in the presidential election process. But, as Paul Brownfield points out, it’s all just a dumb stunt.

mandy.jpgThe Potato (Pancake) Famine: We know he covers television, but can a guy with a name like Scott Collins really get away with saying “tsoris” in a story?

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hiltking.jpgNo Fun: Reporter Scott Collins can be witty when he wants to be. So why, when given the topic of the dreadfully boring Larry King interview of Paris Hilton, did he not want to be?

paulyok.jpgBeatles, Live In Vegas: The remaining Beatles, widows, children and loved ones descended on the Mirage on the anniversary of the Cirque du Soleil Love show, and we have never been more jealous of a Vegas reporter in our lives.

drugpax.jpgWhy L.A. Kindergartens Look Different Than Other Kindergartens: It’s not just the toddler-sized designer jeans. Infants born to women taking antidepressants during the first trimester have an increased risk of serious birth defects. And we’re sure reading that won’t unhinge an already fragile population of LAT readers.

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bacastu.jpgThe Man Behind Paris’s Short-Lived Freedom: OC denizen Stuart Pfeifer profiles Sheriff Lee Baca, in which Baca appears both as a level-headed humanitarian and an incompetent nut job.

burn.jpg Burning Up for Burnett: On the Lot blows, but uber-producer and devil-pact-maker Mark Burnett manages to elude any real criticism in this Scott Collins column.

sod.jpgBecause Working At Work Would Be A Waste Of Your Time: The LAT’s Online Sudoku game now features notations, a hints mode and — this part is particularly awesome — a conflict eliminator. We’re sure there are other good stories for us to be riffing on in the paper, but we won’t be getting to them — or anything else — today.

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sanj.jpgPeople Are Stupid: And Scott Collins is
just catching on.

impro.jpgImprov Isn’t Funny: At least, not
on NBC.

blades.jpgStupid People and (Flecks Of) Improv Are Hot:
About $23 million hot.

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baroncohen.jpgRock The (Academy) Vote: We knew low turnout among youth was a problem, but we had no idea young people’s apathy toward lame award shows with predictable winners was something in need of fixing. And we really couldn’t have predicted, as Scott Collins does, that somehow Sacha Baron Cohen is the man to draw the kinds of tattooed and pierced crowds that not even Jon Stewart or Chris Rock could summon.

justin.jpgIs Justin Gay? Maybe. But it doesn’t matter. Right?

jackcarl.jpgIn D Net: Apparently the LAT’s new commitment to latimes.com involves dumping 37 uninteresting photos of celebrities at sporting events into a Web-only photo gallery. Yawn.

Aaron Sorkin: LA Times Not Sufficiently Fawning, Bloggers Not Worthy

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Aaron Sorkin is displeased with the LA Times. Maria Elena Fernandez, Scott Collins, and Deborah Netburn dared write in a critical way about Studio 60. Sorkin recounts their misdeeds to Shelley Gabert from Film Stew, as well as dozens of others on the TCA press tour. He doesn’t actually call for them to be horse-whipped, but maybe there’s a follow-up coming.

Netburn made the fatal error of asking other writers about Studio 60, and not all of them were Sorkin’s A-list buddies. Some of them were unemployed, and thus, not worthy to touch the hem of his garment. He should be glad Netburn didn’t ask some of his pals from rehab.

He also was distressed that Bill Carter in the NY Times had quoted bloggers, saying:

We live in the age of amateurs, and we can all go on the Internet and find people to say mean things about any show, But everybody’s voice ought not to be equal.

What a tool. FBLA wonders if there’s a secret test you have to pass to watch the show. Some pigs are more equal than others.

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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.

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