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So What Do You Do, Todd Thicke, EP of America’s Funniest Home Videos?

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R&B crooner Robin Thicke may still be nursing his wounds following his divorce from actress Paula Patton, but not everyone in the family is having down days. Uncle Todd Thicke, who happens to be the executive producer of ABC’s America’s Funniest Home Videos, is riding high on his career success in the wake of the long-standing ratings juggernaut’s 25th season premiere on Oct. 12.

Since its debut in 1989, AFV has focused on wholesome, family-friendly programming that made viewers want to grab a friend and share the laugh-out-loud funny clips long before they ever knew what “viral” meant. It’s a perfect fit for the married father of two who maintains a happy home life even while admitting to a “relentless” work ethic. But while Thicke, whose famous family includes brother Alan Thicke, may not have all the answers on work-life balance (“You’re asking me a question the Dalai Lama is struggling with!”), he does have plenty of advice to help young professionals break into TV writing and blow past the competition.

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David Cronenberg Brings His Debut Novel to Brooklyn

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The advance reviews for David Cronenberg‘s debut novel Consumed are impressive. And befitting the pedigree of the author, they come from such folks as Stephen King, J.J. Abrams and Viggo Mortensen.

Cronenberg will be in town tomorrow night for a free book signing and reading at St. Francis College in Brooklyn. The event, which is being co-presented by Book Court, starts at 7 p.m at Founders Hall. The filmmaker’s latest protagonists are, per usual, of the moment:

The story of two journalists whose entanglement in a French philosopher’s death becomes a surreal journey into global conspiracy.

Stylish and camera-obsessed, Naomi and Nathan thrive on the yellow journalism of the social-media age. They are lovers and competitors — nomadic freelancers in pursuit of sensation and depravity, encountering each other only in airport hotels and browser windows…

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Brooklyn Novelist Makes the Most of Stephen King Mix-Up

You’re going to be reading a lot more in the coming days about Emily Schultz, a Canadian author now based in Brooklyn. In the wake of her 2005 novel Joyland being mistaken and purchased last year by many thinking it was a 2013 Stephen King tome of the same name, she decided to do something creative with the resulting monies. She launched a Tumblr that itemizes how she is spending the mix-up bounty.

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Her latest King-cuckolded purchases are some IKEA items and a haircut for (we assume) boyfriend Brian. From a blog post by Vancouver Province contributor (and Schultz’s former colleague at Harlequin Books in Toronto) Peter Darbyshire:

Schultz says she hasn’t heard from King, although he’s welcome to comment. “If anything though, I hope my blog would make him laugh,” she says.

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Under the Dome Showrunner on Working with Stephen King and Stopping the Soda Epidemic

Mayor Bloomberg will soon have an additional compendium to draw from in his ongoing campaign against Big Gulp-size soda servings. Neal Baer (pictured), a showrunner for 11 years on Law & Order: SVU as well as this summer’s new CBS series Under the Dome, is in the process of writing a book titled SODA: Corporate Profits versus Public Health. Due in stores next February, it pairs the Harvard-educated MD with renowned nutritionist Marion Nestle.

“We’re working on the book right now,” Baer confirms via telephone to FishbowlNY. “I’m really interested in soda’s place in our lives – culturally, nutritionally and politically in terms of subsidies for corn syrup and things like that. It’s a fascinating product that costs next to nothing to make. It’s water, sugar and flavor; and yet, it has this ubiquitous, profound impact on people’s lives.”

SODA is one of two books Baer has on tap for 2014. Next July, there will also be a follow-up to Kill Switch, a mystery series launched in 2012 with LA-based collaborator Jonathan Greene.

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The New Yorker Snubbed at National Magazine Awards

The National Magazine Awards (a.k.a. The Ellies) were given out last night and almost every magazine you can think of won, aside from The New Yorker. The magazine was nominated five times, but failed to take home a paperweight that vaguely resembles an elephant for the first time since 2007. But don’t feel bad for The New Yorker. It’s still The New Yorker.

Other notables from the Ellies: New York won Magazine of The Year and National Geographic won four times, the most of any magazine.

Below is the extremely long list of winners.

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EXCLUSIVE: Richard Rushfield Out at BuzzFeed

If you look at the masthead for BuzzFeed Entertainment, there’s a rather conspicuous name missing. That’s because LA bureau chief Richard Rushfield is no longer part of the operation.

“Indeed, I have parted ways from BuzzFeed,” Rushfield told FishbowlLA via email Saturday night after a long day at Anaheim’s WonderCon. “Wasn’t the right fit in the end, but I wish them all the best.”

The exit comes exactly five months after Rushfield joined BuzzFeed last fall to launch a west coast bureau. He leaves behind chief correspondent Kate Aurthur, senior film reporter Adam B. Vary, reporter Tessa Stuart, correspondent-at-large Michael Hastings and associate editors Louis Peitzman and Erin La Rosa.

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Scary Words | High LA Times | Furtastic News

  • GalleyCat: Stephen King is releasing a new novel in his Dark Tower series. That means he’ll have written about 45,657 books.
  • FishbowlLA: The LA Times published a gigantic database listing all the places that distribute medicinal pot. Stoners reportedly celebrated, but then forgot what they were celebrating, and headed to Taco Bell instead.
  • PRNewser: PETA is rethinking its habits of scaring the crap out of everyone.

Stand Again | Finnish Butts | ESPN Keeps Trying

  • FishbowlLA: The Stand, Stephen King’s novel that got the TV mini-series treatment back in 1994, is now being prepped for a movie run. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was in the mini-series, so if he’s not in the movie, we will protest.
  • FishbowlDC: An event at the Finnish Embassy involved a sauna and butt linens.
  • AgencySpy: Michelle Beadle of ESPN is not a good actress.

Stephen King’s ‘The Stand’ Finally Set for Movie Treatment

The most awesome book we read in seventh grade is finally going to get some cinematic justice. Stephen King‘s post-apocalyptic vision “The Stand” is being adapted by Warner Bros. and CBS Films for big screen treatment.

Heat Vision has the story:

The companies will co-develop and co-produce the feature film, with CBS having the option to participate in co-financing. Warners will handle worldwide marketing and distribution.

The studios and producers will sit down with writers and directors in the coming weeks in an attempt to find the right take on the material. One thing to be determined is whether to attempt the adaptation in one or multiple movies. King will be involved in some capacity.

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LAT In 90 Seconds

30807217.jpgDon’t Blame It On The Writers: Reporter Scott Collins says the glut of stupid reality fare on TV has less to do with the strike than it does stingy networks looking to cash in on low-cost (and low-rent) TV fare.

35187755-03160614.jpgSpeaking Of The Writers’ Strike: Notice how more networks seem engaged in the presidential primaries than ever before? Matea Gold has. So, for that matter, has Stephen King.

klj;oaiea.jpegOn Second Thought: Maybe you can blame the writers’ strike — at least for the failure of the CW to live up to the hype.

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