Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Covenant News- The Latest Industry & Social News From the Entertainment & Media Capital of the Universe, HOLLYWOOD, Los Angeles.CA. TUE,18 June 2008







LBN-SEE IT......







Jack Nicholson at the beach.....









Nicole Kidman looks stunning on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Vogue.




She's sooo happy about the pregnancy, it's real, and even asks the reporter to touch her tummy!

Click here to read the interview and look at the Annie Leibovitz-shot photos






The above pin was being sold at the Republican state convention in Texas this past weekend.


Disgusting!









Girls Next Door bunny Holly Madison is causing some major dramz on the set of their reality show,

behind the scenes atPlayboy mag AND at the mansion, according to reports.

Holly's doing crazy shit like trying to take editorial control over the Playboy magazine spreads.

Insiders say Holly's ambition isn't sitting well with fellow Girls bunny Kendra Wilkinson.

They go on to say 'everyone' hates Holly - but no one more than Kendra.

H and K supposedly can't be in the same room without going at it–making it super difficult for producers who have to shoot around the bitch fest.

The third Girls bunny Bridget, reportedly does her best to keep the peace and remain neutral.

We think Kendra might be moving out real soon, cuz Holly is Hef's #1 bitch!

WHO READS THE LBN E-LERT?

Veteran CAA agent Fred Spektor along with approximately 295,000 other "influencers"

LBN-NOTICED:


***Kirstie Alley seen strolling her dog at The Americana at Brand.


****Best-selling author Dr. Maoshing Ni having lunch yesterday at the Beverly Hills Hotel Polo Lounge.


***The Puppy Store on Melrose Avenue in LA deserves an ASPCA award. Over the weekend, spies said, Paris Hilton was on her way to a photo shoot and "wanted a puppy in the picture with her so it would look cuter."

Hilton waltzed in and tried to buy a Yorkie but was rebuffed by an employee who said it was clearly "an impulse buy."

Hilton, who has a menagerie of neglected animals, went "ballistic," we're told.

"She started screaming, 'I love my puppies! I want my baby!'" - but to no avail.

***Jay-Z dining with New York Gov. Paterson at the Spotted Pig in NYC.

***Model Erin Wasson hobbling around in a foot and ankle cast at the West Coast premiere of CFDA rising star Alexander Wang's fall collection at the Satine boutique in LA and telling people she had an "accident while running through the forest."

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LBN-BOOK NEWS:
***Oscar-winner Marlee Matlin's I'LL SCREAM LATER, an account of her life,
from being diagnosed as deaf at 18 months to winner the Academy Award at age 21 for her role in Children of a Lesser God to the present day, including her battles with addiction and abuse,
written with LAT entertainment editor Betsy Sharkey, sold to Jennifer Bergstrom at Simon Spotlight Entertainment, with Tricia Boczkowski editing, for publication in Spring 2009,
by Alan Nevins at The Firm (world).
***Personal manager, producer, advisor and friend to luminaries Jerry Weintraub's
memoir what he, as a high school graduate, did to become not only a Hollywood icon but a confidante to presidents, foreign leaders and giants of industry
-- in short, the man you go to when you need something money can't buy,
with collaborator Rich Cohen, contributing editor to Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone,
sold to Cary Goldstein at Twelve, for publication in 2010,
by Andrew Wylie of The Wylie Agency and Bryan Lourd of CAA (world English).
***Christopher Ciccone's LIFE WITH MY SISTER MADONNA, based on his life and forty-seven years of growing up with and working with his sister -
the most famous woman in the world, written with Wendy Leigh, sold to Jennifer Bergstrom at Simon Spotlight Entertainment, for publication on July 15, 2008, by Fredrica Friedman of Fredrica S. Friedman and Company.

LBN-MEDIA INSIDER:
***Barack Obama, the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate, says U.S. regulators need to take media merger reviews much more seriously.
"The media market is dominated by a handful of firms.
I strongly favor protection against the excessive concentration of power."
***Media superstar Oprah Winfrey delivered the commencement address at Stanford University this weekend, advising nearly 4,700 graduates to "go with your gut."
Each graduate received two of her favorite books: Eckhart Tolle's "A New Earth" and Daniel Pink's "A Whole New Mind."
***Ex-New York Times top editor Howell Raines says he was forced out of his job in part due to the Jim Romenesko journalism blog's coverage of the Jayson Blair scandal:
"Gerald Boyd and I, then the top two editors, were among the first to get Romenesko'd out of our jobs."

LBN-HOLLYWOOD INSIDER:
***Attorneys for convicted Hollywood private investigator Anthony Pellicano filed a motion for a new trial on Monday, claiming there were several instances of juror misconduct in his wiretapping trial.
At least four jurors talked about the case without other jurors present and one juror knew about a witness who was expected to testify because her husband read a blog tracking the trial, his attorneys said.
***Stan Winston, the Oscar-winning special-effects maestro responsible for bringing the dinosaurs of "Jurrasic Park" and other iconic movie creatures to life, has died.
He was 62.
Winston died at his home in Malibu surrounded by family on Sunday evening after a seven-year struggle with multiple myeloma, according to a representative from Stan Winston Studio.
***The Jonas Brothers, already one of the Walt Disney Company's hottest acts, are about to be the subject of an onslaught of publicity that might make last year's Hannah Montana madness look like a warm-up act.

LBN-DID YOU KNOW?
***There are 6 large publishers (in New York),
3-400 medium-sized publishers and
86,000 small/self-publishers in the U.S.
***78% of the titles published come from the small/self-publishers.
***The book market in the United States is worth about $32 billion a year;
the rest of the world, an additional $36 billion.
***In 2007, 411,422 titles were published in the U.S.
276,649 were regular print titles and 134,733 were published POD or On Demand.
***In 2007, eBooks sales increased 23.6% to $54.3 million.

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