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LA Times Cuts Staff, Continues In Depth 'The Hills' Coverage

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Direct to our e-mail inbox, one pubic relations person at a well known firm got a little sassy about what she found in Sam Zell's LA Times today: "I thought it was hilarious. Even though the LA Times is going to hell and laid off a ton of people last week, I am so glad it doesn't mean that I will be deprived of 'The Hills' coverage that helps me get through the day. (You have no idea what is it is like wondering what Audrina Patridge's 'sitting around the house outfit is.')"