Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Thursday 7.19.12

Quick rundown for Thursday:

Emmy nominations are out: lots for HBO, "Mad Men" and the cable universe. Full list

The funds and banks that will soon own Tribune Co. "may dangle the Los Angeles Times as bait to lure bidders for its other papers when it exits bankruptcy," the NY Post speculates.

Columnist Patrick Goldstein opinionates that the future of Variety is bleak, sale or not: "After I spent a week speaking with Variety's natural constituency — a host of industry insiders — I'm not sure the publication has a future at all." LAT/The Big Picture

Debra Wong Yang will step down from the Los Angeles Police Commission after a little more than 2 ½ years and not seek a full term. LAT

Former Getty director Michael Brand tells a reporter in Australia that the management structure on the hill is all wrong: "It’s not like a normal museum where the director of the museum is the CEO and the museum has a board of trustees.” The Art Newspaper

Santa Monica mayor Richard Bloom won't seek reelection (he's running for state Assembly on the November ballot) and Councilwoman Bobby Shriver may not either, leaving two open seats for the locals to figure out. Lookout News

The city of San Bernardino took a pre-step to bankruptcy and declared a fiscal emergency. LAT

Occupy LA protesters have made the politically influential Central City Association a target of protests. LAT

The Mary Pickford Foundation is suing Timeline Films and founder Hugh Neely for allegedly holding onto the website as "ransom." THR

Emerson College announced that alumnus Vin Di Bona made a $1 million gift to launch the fundraising campaign for Emerson's new Los Angeles program.

Actor Fred Willard was arrested for lewd conduct in Hollywood's Tiki adult theater. TMZ

Leimert Park's underground rap sensation, Verbs, performs tonight at LACMA and they are proud at Leimert Park Beat.

More by Kevin Roderick:
'In on merit' at USC
Read the memo: LA Times hires again
Read the memo: LA Times losing big on search traffic
Google taking over LA's deadest shopping mall
Gustavo Arellano, many others join LA Times staff
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