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Praising the Praiser

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Michael Levine, who praises celebrities for a living, was happy to congratulate himself to me. The college dropout, whose prose and praises have flattered a long list of top showbiz celebrities, told…

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The SNL Bailout Skit

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An NBC spokesperson says a "Saturday Night Live" skit removed from its Website "didn’t meet our standards," but is expected to return soon. Per the Los Angeles Times, here’s what appears to be…

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“Gender Auditors”

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Rick Jacobs’ Courage Campaign just released this new video for the No on 8 campaign. It comes from the Public Service Administration, an ensemble of Los Angeles comics. The voice over is Cedering…

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Biden to L.A.

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Sen. Joseph Biden will raise money in Los Angeles on Oct. 16 at a reception at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, with Maroon 5 providing the entertainment. The event starts at 5 p.m., with…

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Shades of Spiro

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That, and other news, in today’s Political Panorama. It’s getting nasty out there for members of the media on the trail with Sarah Palin. This is from Dana Milbank of the Washington Post, from a…

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“W”: Satire and Sympathy

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Oliver Stone looked a bit jittery as he waded through a Westside theater in Los Angeles on Monday night, shaking hands with some of the agents and actors who turned out for a first look at "W," his…

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