30306858.jpgPolitics-As-High-School: We’ve been loving the Top of the Ticket political blog for all the tasty morsels of minutiae it serves up. This Don Frederick post is especially fun: Replace the words “Clinton,” “Obama” and “Podesta” with “Rosie,” “Kim” and “Hugo,” and you’ve pretty much got the plot of Bye Bye Birdie.

35861256-20091157.jpgThat’s … Show Biz? There is a very interesting story on the LAT’s site about a British intelligence agency denying responsibility for death of Princess Di. One question: Why is this on the Entertainment section of the site? Is this part of some LAT policy to help Hollywood find stories to turn into screenplays?

sam_smOn.jpgNBC Tones It Down: It’s the austerity. NBC cancels its fancy upfronts in favor of small presentations in three cities. But don’t fret, Sam Waterson, you and other NBC stars will still get to rub elbows with advertisers at a big party on May. 12.