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Back to the drawing board.
Disney’s returning to hand drawn animation with The Frog Princess, a musical set in New Orleans. The movie would be written and directed by John Musker and Ron Clements, who co-directed The Little Mermaid. The studio will hire more animators, too, which is great news.

Pay per post.
Some bloggers are paid to write about products and services. Shocking.

Punk’ed.
Vivienne Westwood gets a career retrospective in San Francisco, which isn’t all that fascinating, but it’s nice to see Rose Apodaca’s byeline. Brian Grazer’s making a film about Westwood.

Mogul-mad Malibu.
Larry Ellison owns a chunk of Malibu, and is planning two new restaurants while David Geffen is renovating the Malibu Beach Inn. Nothing like a reservation for gazillionaires.

Al Martinez wants everyone to just shut up about the LA Times.