Morning Buzz: Thursday 7.18.13

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house-of-cards-small.jpgNetflix received 14 Emmy nominations — for "House of Cards," "Arrested Development" and "Hemlock Grove" — to change the Emmy landscape and push aside work for more conventional TV. HBO received the most, 108. "American Horror Story: Asylum" received the most nominations of any series, 17, one more than "Game of Thrones." Emmys, LAT, Deadline, The Wrap, Variety, THR

Politics and government

State prison officials have put 14 inmate leaders of a statewide protest over solitary confinement conditions into yet deeper isolation. LAT

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas called for federal prosecution of George Zimmerman.

Patrick Range McDonald urges Mayor Eric Garcetti to "beware of the seven deadly sins." LA Weekly

High-rise, Low-rise and the Future of LA's Skyline: City planning director Michael LoGrande on "Which Way, LA?" KCRW

Where people voted or didn't vote in the Los Angeles city election. KPCC map

LAUSD's Grumpy Old Man Richard Vladovic Could Squelch Reform. LA Weekly

Can Aja Brown, Compton's Hip, Refreshing Reform Mayor, Turn This Woeful City Around? LA Weekly

Only 24 percent of NYC Democrats polled said said they viewed mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner favorably, while 36 percent saw him unfavorably. NYT

Media and books

Alberto Lopez Bello, a journalist with El Imparcia who covered the police beat in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, was found dead Wednesday, reportedly with gunshot wounds. LAT

The American Journalism Review, published by the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism, is dropping print and going online only. AJR

Kim Masters writes about "Nicky's Family," a new film that details her mother's escape from the Nazis. "A very attractive actress portrays my grandmother in a movie, which is odd because I don’t think my grandmother ever saw a movie in her life." THR

Danielle Berrin gets an hour with Jeffrey Katzenberg for her Jewish Journal blog. Hollywood Jew

Erik Wemple urges "our country’s tedious outrage machine" to give it a rest regarding the Rolling Stone cover with Boston terrorist Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover. Washington Post

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BuzzFeed announces the Michael Hastings National Security Reporting Fellowship. BuzzFeed

HuffPost Live host and producer Abby Huntsman revealed Wednesday that she's joining MSNBC's "The Cycle." Huffington Post

Why OC Weekly Will Continue to Use the Term "Illegal Immigrant," and Even "Illegals." Gustavo Arellano

Nikki Finke posted that Deadline's box office reports are "on hiatus." "I will not be writing box office until further notice. I am hopeful about starting my vacation on Friday despite many delays. In the meantime have fun reading all those morons at other media outlets who are declaring movies ‘bombs’ before they’ve even opened in a theater. Shameful." Deadline

Hunter S. Thompson was born 76 years ago today. Read his scathing obituary of Richard Nixon: The Atlantic

Courts and cops

A small pro-Trayvon Martin demonstration blocked traffic briefly last evening in Beverly Hills. In Victorville, however, 17 were arrested. LAT, DN

More news, notes and observations

Louis Naidorf, a design architect for Welton Becket Associates who designed Hollywood's Capitol Records building, says he's fine with building towers around it: "I've been stunned over the years that there is still a vacant parking lot next to Capitol Records. It would seem to me that somebody in 60 years might have gotten off the mark and done something with it." LAT Op-Ed

The Lakers re-signed Jordan Farmar. NBA.com

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