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Haim Saban: For Obama

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Any speculation that Haim Saban, one of Hillary Clinton’s top fund-raisers, will back John McCain rather than Barack Obama is put to rest in a Portfolio magazine profile in which the media mogul says…

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Another Paris Response

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In my latest Politico column — about the often ill-fated efforts by the industry’s creative types to contribute ideas to presidential campaigns — screenwriter Adam McKay says they are getting ready…

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The Guessing Game

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That, and other news, in today’s Political Panorama. As the world waits for each candidate to announce his running mate, it is somewhat surprising how scant information has been on just who is on the…

A Really Tall Story

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The world’s tallest woman, Sandy Allen, was laid to rest today in Shelbyville, Ind. She died Aug.13 at 53. When she received her title from the Guiness Book of World Records, she was 7 foot-7 1/4…

Back In The Saddle

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Monty Hall was back "Deal"-ing again today — as ABC’s "GMA" paid tribute to him and his marathon TV’er. It’s part of the web’s toast to ringmasters of other long-lived game show ringmasaters. Monty…

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W&W: At the Conventions

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Staring Sunday, Variety’s Wilshire & Washington will provide extensive coverage of the Democratic and Republican national conventions. I’ll be at both events all week along with my colleague, William…

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Hollywood’s Unity

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That, and other news, in today’s Political Panorama. Just a week before the start of the Democratic National Convention, Sherry Lansing hosts a "Women for Obama" event this evening at her home, with…

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