Blockbuster Season, Valenti, Baldwin & Newspapers
All the other "30 Rock" fans out there are buzzing about why Baldwin and CAA parted ways. The latest is that Alec fired his CAA agent, who was likely at the time working hard to minimize fallout from the released message. One thing's for sure, everyone I talk to seems alarmed that someone leaked out this tape. Among my media-watcher contacts, the consensus seems to be that the media invasion of celebrity lives has yet again, gone too far...
Wherefore newspapers... Today, the LA Times announced its March circulation numbers, with total circulation on Sunday down 4.7% and a 4.2% decline on Monday through Friday. But the Times is now focusing more on average individually paid circulation -- which increased a tenth of a percent for Monday through Friday and dropped 3.6% on Sunday. The Times is the latest newspaper to announce disappointing results; the trend for print is downward, and the big hope is online distribution.
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