Marc Weingarten reports in today's New York Times on a bitter lawsuit here in L.A. between singer Leonard Cohen
and the manager he says looted millions from his accounts while he was a recluse at the Mount Baldy Zen Center (oddly described as being "in Los Angeles.")
It's Best of LA
week at the LA Weekly. Steven Mikulan edits this time. Enjoy.
♦ Mayor Villaraigosa delivers a speech about his first hundred days at USC in the morning then briefs the media at 2 p.m. in the City Hall tower. Is that so someone can be pushed off?
Nick Lachey is splitting up with Jessica Simpson and moving in with his best bud, USC quarterback Matt Leinart, according to KMPC sports talk host Petros Papadakis (via SportsbyBrooks
♦ Adelphia in Silver Lake began "Everybody Loves Raymond" in Spanish on Tuesday night. "Self-corrected about half-way through," writes a reader who exec-produces in TV. Others emailed their frustration that Adelphia's answer is always to turn off your box, then turn it on again. One writer had a single word of advice for the refugees adrift in AdelphiaLand: DirectTV.
♦ Clear Channel
will pay $30,000 for not disclosing its campaign help for City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo.
Author Denise Hamilton will edit the new anthology Los Angeles Noir
for Akashic Books. She has also posted the first chapter
of Prisoner of Memory,
her next Eve Diamond mystery.
♦ City Channel 35
is re-running Controller Laura Chick's recent "Women in Media" panel with Gisselle Acevedo-Franco of Hoy, Gayle Anderson of the KTLA Morning News, Beth Barrett of the Daily News, Kitty Felde of KPCC and Susan Friedman of Dateline NBC.
It's Orange County Roundtable day on KPCC's Airtalk
. Jean Pasco of the Times, Steve Greenhut of the Register and Gustavo Arellano of OC Weekly gab with Larry Mantle at 10:30 am.
Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde (currently playing with Black Label Society) will perform a guitar version of the National Anthem at tonight's L.A. Kings home opener. That's not the only reason that most observers predict the Kings will finish out of the playoffs this season.