3/27: Morning Communique

CITY PAGES BLOGS

Steve Monaco has the 100th Monday Movie Quiz at Couch Pundit.

Jack Sparks remembers Buck Owens at the Other Side of Country.

Britt Robson breaks down last night's Timberwolves game at Balls!

THESE DAYS

New York state Sen. Ada Smith, a Queens Democrat, allegedly threw coffee in a staffer's face after the senator returned from a Weight Watchers meeting and said she had lost about four pounds. The staffer then stated she thought Smith would have lost more.

A Los Angeles screenwriter, J. Neil Schulman, is claiming that the Department of Homeland Security has informed him that he may not use the agency's name "or any of the Department's official visual identities" in the script for his film, Lady Magdalene, despite the fact that the film presents a positive image of the DHS. [via Undernews]

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

Abigail Garner, author of Families Like Mine: Children of Gay Parents Tell It Like It Is, blogs on gay and lesbian issues in our culture at Damn Straight.

[Minnesota-based blog directory]

TIME WASTERS

Cat vs. Ninja Chipmunk

Heavy Metal Ken dolls

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"[Brokeback Mountain producers] were engaged in a 'movie laundering' scheme designed to obtain the services of talent such as Randy Quaid on economically unfavorable art film terms."

-- excerpt of a lawsuit filed by actor Randy Quaid ("Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure"), asking for $10 million in damages, and accusing the movie producers of procuring his services for little money by falsely representing the movie to him as "a low-budget, art-house film, with no prospect of making any money."

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