After the coffee. Before cleaning out my desk.
The Skinny: This is my last Morning Fix. It's been my pleasure to bring you the headlines with a mix of humor thrown in for the last five years. I want to thank all my loyal readers and the fine copy desk at the Los Angeles Times for all their hard work on my behalf. And now for one final time, today's headlines include the weekend box office preview and the latest on the never-ending Dodger TV story. Also, the cast of
Daily Dose: Next Wednesday,
Galaxy quest. "Guardians of the Galaxy," the latest Marvel adventure, is projected to take in north of $70 million this weekend. That should be more than enough to dominate the box office and push last week's champ, "Lucy," down to second place. The only other major movie opening is "Get On Up," a James Brown biopic that is expected to dance for about $14 million. Weekend box office forecasts from the Los Angeles Times and Hollywood Reporter.
Firing blanks. Production on the next season of the the CBS hit "The Big Bang Theory" has been delayed as
Discovering the world. Despite all the talk of potential consolidation among programmers including 21st Century Fox's interest in buying Time Warner,
Always room for improvement. Now that another crazy Comic-Con is done Variety looks at ways to make the fan fest run a little smoother. I've never been to a Comic-Con and honestly it's not one of my big regrets in life.
Inside the Los Angeles Times: Kenneth Turan on "Guardians of the Galaxy."