The Skinny: I've lived in Los Angeles on and off for more than 12 years and I'm still amazed that a little rain is the lead story on the news and brings traffic to a grinding halt. Well, if it stops the hundreds of morons I see texting and driving every day, maybe it's not so bad. Thursday's headlines include a preview of
Tough day. Sony is holding an investor conference today on its lot in Culver City. Typically, that's when investors and analysts come hear a company talk about how great it is and why people should buy stock. But Sony is going through tough times and has big cuts planned and has been attacked by investor Daniel Loeb. While Sony's TV unit has a good track record, its movie unit had a tough summer. A preview of the meeting from the Los Angeles Times.
So sad about us. Media mogul
Overreaction? Last month, ABC late night host Jimmy Kimmel ran a bit in which a little kid suggested the U.S. kill everyone in China to fix our economy. Naturally, this didn't go over too well in China and Kimmel apologized. Then the bit was scrubbed as best as Disney could in the Internet era and apologized again. But is Disney overdoing it in their reaction, which is driven by protecting their corporate interests in China?
A change is gonna come. Media mogul
Crazy talk. Outspoken writer Harlan Ellison, whose screenwriting credits include 1966's "The Oscar," lets loose in Variety about why he wants all awards shows to die. I'm sure there will be a few million people out there nodding their heads in agreement.
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