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31435173.jpgComic-Con Coverage: Is relegated to a weird, catch-all blog that features poorly produced video segments of — from what we can tell — nothing.

bigolsmiel.jpgSilence Is Golden: Nondisclosure agreements aren’t just for nannies anymore. The LAT reports that in our gossipy age, celebs — and many non-celebs — are requiring everyone from plumber and gardeners to delivery people to promise to keep their mouths shut.

31430594.jpgThings Just Got Interestinger: While Telemundo considers the fate of Mirthala Salinas, the reporter who had an affair with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Telemundo’s corporate parent, NBC Universal will be leaning on the mayor to help pass a massive $3-billion development plan. A little tat for, um, tit?

ERSnews.com: Salina’s Affair Nothing New. And Telemundo Knew It

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Telemundo and NBC brass allegedly knew about reporter Mirthala Salinas’s relationship with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Not only did they do virtually nothing about it. They may have tried to use it to their advantage.

ERSnews.com reports:

Multiple sources close to Telemundo and NBC tell ERSNews exclusively that on numerous occasions during Salina’s tenure with the station, that her personal relationships with the politicians she dated while covering and reporting on them as a journalist, were brought to station management’s attention. According to those same sources, who fear retaliation for revealing and exposing management’s involvement in the case, their concerns were dismissed repeatedly by management.

A source close the case even went as far to tell ERSNews.com that Salinas ‘special relationship’ with the mayor was utilized by station management to garner access to the mayor when it was beneficial for the station to do so.

To which we have thing to say to the reporter’s management: Ewwww.

LAT in 90 Seconds

bigger.jpgBoy Gets Theater: Columnist Patrick Goldstein waxes poetic about two new Westside movie theaters.

potterh.jpgWhat Scares Harry Potter? Thousands of screaming teenagers. Describing a Beatles-esque scene, Gina Piccalo reports that the crowd that formed in Hollywood to catch a glimpse of the Potter cast were so deafening, “the actors were barely audible to reporters standing just inches away.”

vial.jpgSizzlin’ Journalism: The normally reserved political press gets all hot and bothered at two press conferences with Villaraigosa — peppering the mayor with questions about his affair with Telemundo newscaster Mirthala Salinas. Reporter Duke Helfand sets the scene:

The news conference devolved into a chaotic free-for-all with reporters shoving their microphones in his face and shouting questions in English and Spanish.

It was the kind of persistent media coverage usually reserved for Hollywood royalty hunted by paparazzi in search of a money shot.

At a separate downtown news conference earlier in the day to announce a $7.8-million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for Green Dot Public Schools, nearly two dozen journalists turned a frenzied question-and-answer session into a near-National Enquirer moment.

Ignoring teachers and parents standing a few feet away, journalists zeroed in on Villaraigosa, with one wanting to know what kind of example he had set for “thousands of people of color.”

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livearth.jpgBest Quote About Live Earth: Is in today’s story about tepid ticket sales:

Asked last month about Live Earth, Roger Daltrey of the Who, which is not a participant, moaned: “The last thing the planet needs is a rock concert.”

workit.jpgWrong Number: A UCLA communications major inherits Paris Hilton’s old cell number. Hilarity ensues.

villaffair.jpgLeast Surprising Story of The Day: As previously reported, Telemundo placed newscaster Mirthala Salinas on paid leave Thursday while it investigates whether the political reporter “breached journalistic ethics” by having an affair with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

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