This email arrived in my “Inbox” yesterday: “I’m a writer / producer at E! Entertainment Television. I’m currently working on the live, six hour countdown show we do before the Oscars. We’re looking for a gossip expert to talk about the nominated movies, actors, controversies, etc. I was wondering if you’d possibly be interested in something like this? I’m a huge fan of yours from the LA Weekly. Yours is the first column I go to… and this isn’t just Hollywood b.s. either! J If you are interested… Please feel free to call with any questions. Hope to hear from you!”
Jeez, this is worse than when I was asked to go on Geraldo’s talk show re Pellicano.
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