Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Friday 10.8.10

Brown apologizes for underling's Whitman slur, she has now spent $121 million of her own money to become governor, an LAPD officer convicted, plus book and media notes.

  • Jerry Brown apologized after an associate, in a private conversation inadvertently taped by a voicemail machine, referred to Meg Whitman as a “whore” for cutting a deal protecting law enforcement pensions. Bee, LAT
  • Whitman wrote another 2.5 million personal check to her campaign effort, bringing her total investment to $121.5 million -- a record for individual spending on a single campaign. LAT
  • In response to numerous complaints about noise and crime, Los Angeles officials have prepared a sweeping ordinance to regulate group homes and banish them from single-family neighborhoods. DN
  • Los Angeles police officer William Skett was convicted of leaving the scene of an accident that left two pedestrians injured in Saugus. DN
  • Remembering the powerful friends who helped John Lennon resist the Nixon White House's move to deport him in 1972. LAT Op-Ed and a book review
  • Former girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva claims in a video segment of her interview with People Magazine that after Mel Gibson allegedly hit her last January, he pulled out a gun and she feared he would kill her and her children. LAT
  • Ryan Seacrest is in early talks with talent agency CAA and entertainment firm AEG about launching a pop-culture cable network. THR
  • Actress and singer Juliette Lewis was injured when her limo was hit by a hit-and-run driver in Burbank. DN wires
  • Diane Haithman, author of "Dark Lady of Hollywood," is among the L.A. writers included in the new short fiction anthology "Voice From the Planet," edited by Charles Degelman, the co-founder of Indecent Exposure Theater Company.
  • The ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives are being donated to the USC library. LAT
  • Next weekend, the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust publicly opens its brand-new home at the northwest corner of Pan Pacific Park. Jewish Journal
  • There's a book launch party for “Weird Hollywood” tonight at Boardner's in Hollywood. Creepy L.A.
  • P.J. O’Rourke talks about his book "Don’t Vote: It Just Encourages the Bastards" at 2:30 p.m. on KPCC's "Patt Morrison," with guest host David Lazarus.
  • George Laine, retired copy editor at the Press-Telegram and a leader in the Newspaper Guild, died at 84. P-T

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