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ltuccillos.jpgHow to Be Successful: It seemed to us when He’s Just Not That Into You author Liz Tuccillo eschewed the chance to be a dating pundit that she was throwing away a shot at fame, fortune and permanent job security. Not so.

40100530-17171131.jpgNews to Her: The lede of Rachel Abramowitz‘s story today: “Here’s a news flash: The Rock is no more. It’s not even Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson but merely Dwayne Johnson, plain vanilla, regular guy, would-be action-hero for the text-message set.” Um, Rachel. That hasn’t been news for, like, the better part of a year. Someone get this woman a subscription to Entertainment Weekly.

22136250-26152521.jpgSeriously? Tim Rutten says he thinks it would be a mistake to indict George Bush and Dick Cheney for war crimes, saying trials “would be a profound — even tragic — mistake. Our political system works as smoothly as it does, in part, because we’ve never criminalized differences over policy. Since Andrew Jackson‘s time, our electoral victors celebrate by throwing the losers out of work — not into jail cells.” Interestingly, this paragraph comes nine graphs into a story that list many of the administration’s crimes.

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LAT in 90 Seconds

yipmar.jpgBecause You Bought A Wii Last Christmas: 50 people in foster City, Calif., will be losing their jobs. We hope you feel good about yourself.

equipageSeriously, Didn’t Evelyn Iritani Take the Buyout? Earlier this week, we marveled at a byline by a supposed buyout-taker. And now, nearly a week since, Iritani supposedly left the building, her stories are still appearing. Just how long is the story backlog at the LAT anyway?

histp.jpgThere Goes The Neighborhood: The LAT went to MacArthur Park for the melee, and stayed for the <a href="evir.jpgappletinis.

LAT in 90 Seconds

realityshot.jpgReality Bites: This was the first time we ever thought we wanted to know more about reality show contestants than a story gave us. Not this much more, but more.

richardjeni.jpgCrazy From The Heat? Comedian Richard Jeni died of a gunshot wound to the face. His girlfriend says it was suicide, but we’re thinking that somewhere, in the Great Comedy Club in the Sky, Jeni is making a Cheney joke.

walkby.jpgSeriously? With the alarming rise of environmental toxins and record-breaking rates of autism and breast cancer slamming our society, we’re relieved that the LAT Health section devoted a special issue to … walking. Keep printing Health issues like this and we’ll walk, all right.