LA-based Tarrant Apparel Group (aka TAG) is suing Jessica Simpson for $100 million claiming breach of contract. Simpson was supposed to promote TAG clothing; TAG "has strong relationships" with J.C. Penny, K-Mart, Lerner New York, Sears — and look out, local style-istas! — American Rag. We suggest, if they get anything from Simpson at all, that they upgrade their $50 website.
LA Weekly writer Daniel Hernandez scores a commentary on NPR's All Things Considered. NPR's most-emailed stories make the front page. Hmmm. Maybe we should e-mail his piece, on the meaning of US and Mexican flags at immigration marches, to everyone we know.
What's the most e-mailed story in today's LA Times about? Immigration? Italy (disputed elections)? Iran (nuclear gets hot)? Nope: It's "Rival bands clash over little-person KISS tribute: A Las Vegas incident highlights the MiniKiss-Tiny Kiss tussle over who owns the concept." Sadly, political correctness prevented the headline writer from typing BATTLE OF THE MIDGET KISS BANDS. (Thank you, leave your angry notes in the comments below). Who could adjudicate the diminutive Kiss vs. Kiss conflict? Beth, I hear ya calling.