Morning Buzz: Monday 1.28.08

Striking writers turn to book projects

Literary departments at major talent agencies are being inundated with proposals and story ideas for novels from out-of-work screenwriters. LAT

Culture clash on Broadway

Broadway is a busy Latino shopping street through downtown, but plans will be announced today for a revitalization program spearheaded by Councilman Jose Huizar aimed at bringing back the movie palaces and attracting more nightlife. LAT, AP, Bringing Back

Golden Mike winners

KTLA and KWHY won the best evening newscast categories, while KTTV won for best daytime broadcast. Full list of winners at Saturday's Radio-Television News Association banquet.

State of the Union as drinking game

Young political wonks use tonight's speech as an opportunity to down shots whenever the president uses terms such as "economic stimulus," "freedom is on the march" and "nuclear." DN

First family of Long Beach?

Every adult member of the Lowenthal family in Long Beach holds public office except for one. Now Josh Lowenthal is thinking of running, and he would make six. John Canalis column. Press-Telegram

Reception for visiting press

The Los Angeles Press Club is hosting reporters, columnists, photographers and other journalists from 18 countries on Tuesday night. They are traveling on a State Department tour in conjunction with the campaign for president. Info

Bloggies nominees

Local sites Go Fug Yourself and Perez Hilton are finalists for Weblog of the Year, as is ex-Angeleno Dooce. Heather Armstrong (Dooce) is also up for Lifetime Achievement and a best writing award. GFY also could win for best writing and most humorous. List

Staples Center roof didn't leak

The official word is that the Lakers game was delayed for 12 minutes Sunday because of water dripping off rain gear left on a catwalk above the floor by roofers. LAT

Ledger's remains pass through L.A.

Health Ledger's body was brought to Pierce Brothers cemetery in Westwood en route to Australia. AP referred to the facility as a "celebrity mortuary." AP

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