Weekend chatter

NicBig ink for KCRW's Nic Harcourt in the NYT Magazine, where Jaime Wolf anoints him "The Star Maker of the Semipopular"...The NYT also does a feature on Christians in Hollywood and Govindini Murty and Jason Apuzzo's Liberty Film Festival...Ross Johnson has ended his four-day experiment blogging about Pellicano, Proctor, Seagal and Busch: "This blog was a terrible idea. I should be shot for trying to play another man's game"...Rumor is that Amy Argetsinger of the L.A. bureau is a finalist to take over the Washington Post's Reliable Source column...LAT columnist Joel Stein discovered he lives across the street from the Suicide Girls...Ex-Daily Journal editor Katrina Dewey is following many of her former underlings to Lawdragon after all, a newsroom source says. News editor Wendy Maya also left for Lawdragon on Friday. New DJ editor Marty Berg takes over Monday...Distinction Senior Editor Shane McCoy has left to be Senior Associate Editor at Architectural Digest in L.A...A Mayor Sam contributor blogs that Howard Fine has shifted off his long-time politics beat at the L.A Business Journal and won't be replaced...That ill-fated wikitorial in the LAT has spurred a wiki letter to the editor...The Downtown News confirms the closure of the Redwood Saloon...Amy Wallace reviews six novels by Hollywood functionaries and finds They. Shouldn't. Have. Bothered...Sharon Waxman does Koreatown, briefly, in the NYT Travel section...Adrienne Crew at LAist reports that David Patrick Columbia's New York Social Diary has launched an every-Friday L.A. Social Diary...Attention Katie Holmes: The Smoking Gun posts excerpts from L. Ron Hubbard's FBI files and calls the Scientology inventor "a raving lunatic." Gerard Van der Leun blogs, "if you like [his] science fiction, you'll love his religion!"

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