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+ Neither Nicole nor Paris fared well with the GoFugYourself gals on Tuesday's Sidekick3 red carpet in front of the Palladium

+ Speaking of the Sidekick party, the world's greatest party photographer, LA's own Cobra Snake, has an incredible gallery of pics from the bash -- including snaps of Mike Tyson, Paris Hilton, and a nice girl waiting for someone to slide with her. We'll be her slidekick. And hey look they even had a ball room there!

+ Mark Heisler of the LAT gives it up to Diesel (who flew out to LA right after the Finals to catch the Superman premier), in a column titled Even at 34, the World Is Shaq's:

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The Heat does have one thing going. O'Neal and Wade like each other. I always knew O'Neal's declining years would be rough in a what-have-you-done-for-me-lately world. Nevertheless, playing with the deferential Wade is night-and-day different than the ego war he waged with Bryant for eight seasons.

+ Pitchfork is reporting that Cat Power's Chan Marshall just added two LA-area solo shows to her mini tour: 6/24 at Soho in Santa Barbara, and 6/28 at the Ford Ampitheatre in Hollywood+ Boing Boing links to an animation union blog that has a letter from 1939 showing Walt Disney Productions in Hollywood openly discriminated against female animators. "Women do not do any of the creative work in connection with preparing the cartoons for the screen, as that work is performed entirely by young men."
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+ Don't call it a comeback, but after a three-year absence Jesus has been allowed back at Carson City Council meetings. Local pastors are now allowed to invoke a short prayer before the meetings says the Daily Breeze by way of the amazing LA Observed.