News is breaking out all over

The Tribune company continues its hellbent destruction of the L.A. Times, driving out respected editor Dean Baquet. More departures and cuts are sure to follow.

In much better dumping news, Britney finally kicks K-Fed to the curb, divorce papers and all.

Welcome to Pennsylvania, Max. We’re now Santorum-free.

A long-lost Silverblatt brother surfaces at the Bat Segundo show with guest Scott Smith.

At Largehearted Boy, LBC nominee Sidney Thompson provides a soundtrack for his book Sideshow.

James Ellroy pulls his Alpha Author Act for the NY Times: “I am a master of fiction. I am also the greatest crime writer who ever lived.” Tell ya, I’ve gotta love it. But when did he get skinny?

Speaking of crime: actress Adrienne Shelly’s supicious death wasn’t suicide; it was murder.

Is it possible that Virginia voters will send macaca-man to the Senate? Currently he is ahead by fewer than 5,000 votes. 24,000 voted for the Green candidate. Will we liberals never learn?

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