- Hollywood Reporter lays off five more, including executive editor Peter Pryor, Fishbowl LA and Nikki Finke say. Earlier in the week editorial director Howard Burns got the axe. (I'm told the spokeswoman who gave the word on Burns and a "beloved janitor" were among the hits, along with music editor Chris Morris and a newsroom assistant.) We talked about the upheaval at THR this week on Call Sheet.
- No jobs at "Marketplace" should be affected by the shifts at "Weekend America" we broke the news on Tuesday, I'm told. Though some who are losing their L.A. jobs may try to catch on at "Marketplace" rather than move to St. Paul. Both shows currently share the Frank Stanton Studios on Figueroa Street.
- I guess the rift isn't completely over. Former mayor Jim Hahn is expected at tonight's inauguration party at Cicada for State Sen. Gil Cedillo, but as far as I know not his teenage pal, Antonio Villaraigosa. Richard Montoya of Culture Clash will emcee. Cedillo was the model for Montoya's character in "Water and Power."
- I'm told the highlight of the L.A. Times 125th anniversary party on the roof of the parking garage was new publisher David Hiller singing "Hello Dolly" and "Baby, It's Cold Outside." Culture shift? Last year's publisher, surfer John Puerner, played guitar in one or two of the rock bands in the building.
- Tony Pierce invokes the n-word sixteen times at LAist to make some kind of point.
- The Times' Jim Newton is on NPR's Fresh Air today talking with Terry Gross about his book, "Justice For All: Earl Warren and the Nation He Made."
- Christine Essel, senior vice president of government and community affairs at Paramount Pictures, is the new chairman of the Central City Association.
- Former Angel J.T. Snow retired as a player to work for the San Francisco Giants.
- For the record: today's LAT Weekend Calendar lists me as signing Wilshire Boulevard Saturday at Barnes & Noble in The Grove. It's half right. The signing is at the B&N on the Third Street Promenade (Saturday from 4 to 6 pm) and is a benefit for the choral program at Santa Monica High School.