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LAT In 90 Seconds

32373556.jpgElizabeth Snead’s Big Weekend: The Dish Rag makes us feel dirty… and, worse, somehow culpable in the destruction of Britney Spears.

sseagalp.jpegSteven Seagal Buries The Hatchet: A six-year battle between Steven Seagal and former business partner Julius R. Nasso ends with an out-of-court settlement, in which Seagal agrees to pay Nasso $500,000. With that headache out of the way, Seagal can now get back to the business of being completely irrelevant.

tomcut.jpgYesterday’s News: Yes, this is a day-old, but we were too hung-over yesterday to report: “United Artists, the independent production unit of MGM controlled by actor Tom Cruise and his producer partner, Paula Wagner, is expected to become the first movie company to reach an interim agreement with the Writers Guild of America, enabling the recent start-up to hire union writers despite the continuing strike.”

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LAT In 90 Seconds

33718133.jpgYesterday’s News: This ran in Sunday’s paper, but if you didn’t read it, then you should. Photographer Luis Sinco wrote one of the most moving pieces about journalism, Iraq and PTSD we’ve read in, well, ever. To wit:

Sometimes, when things get hard to witness, I use my camera as a shield. It creates a space for me to work — and distance to keep my eyes open and my feelings in check. But Miller had no use for a photojournalist. He needed a helping hand.

33741672-11155238.jpgOut-Foxed: The writers strike is only going to make Fox richer. Wow. If you’ll excuse us, we’re going to go back to cutting ourselves.

33741711.jpgSpeaking Of Writing For The Internet: Here’s a review of quarterlife, the new Web show you’re not watching.

LAT in 90 Seconds

31551851.jpgA Freudian Typo: Likely the LAT will have fixed this by the time you click over to this link, but in its first pass at a story about Rupert Murdoch’s successful bid to buy Dow Jones, reporter Walter Hamilton writes: “Rupert Murdoch appeared to have succeeded in his mothlong quest to take over Dow Jones & Co., the Journal’s parent company.” We know Hamilton meant “monthlong,” but “mothlong” is somehow a more appropriate term for Murdoch, a man attracted to the shiny light of an iconic company — and one who will inevitably bite tiny holes in the very fabric of journalist integrity that the WSJ once enjoyed.

31552089.jpgState Dept. Deploys The Funk: In one of the weirdest pairings we’ve ever heard of, the U.S. State Department is bankrolling a Middle Eastern tour by Ozomatli, in hopes that the Latin-infused peaceniks can help improve America’s standing in the world.

31558929.jpgYesterday’s News: We knew we should have put cash money on Scriptland leading this week with news from Comic-Con, the comic book convention that ended on Sunday. Admittedly, we don’t understand Scriptland, but we do understand a newspaper’s need to be first.