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Sleater-Kinney at the Palladium

Kaleb Horton Critic 1 Comment

What’s most impressive about No Cities to Love is that it’s a pretty good Sleater-Kinney album. It’s not a desperation-fueled statement of purpose, it’s not a classic, and it doesn’t represent a major sonic departure for the group. Really, there’s no proof that it came out a decade after their last album. It could have been released 18 months after …

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Celebs and Prenups

Gianna Scatchell Columns, Lawyer 9 Comments

Love will conquer all … well, everything except a good divorce attorney. Hollywood marriages are as fleeting as the season’s fashion trends. A prenuptial agreement is a contract between two people prior to marriage where various terms including property distribution and spousal support are spelled out if the marriage ends in divorce. Prenups are often touted as “unromantic”—but then again, …

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Bitter News, 9-16-09

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom as entirely relatable as the People of Wal-Mart: • Tax attorney William Halby was given a not-so-happy ending this week when a tax court denied deductions of more than $100,000 that Halby spent on porn and sluts, which he claimed as medical expenses. Mainly because he didn’t have receipts?  “The 77-year-old Brooklyn lawyer owes tens …

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“Raising the Bar” Goes for Two

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“Seriously, it is hard to take the show very seriously.” —The Washington Post “It ends up as pretty middle-of-the-road TV fare.” —Zap2It “Nothing in it argues that it needed to be made other than to give the people who made it something to do.” —Los Angeles Times And most importantly: “The legal and romantic plot turns feel obvious and conventional.” …

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TV Review: Raising the Bar

Bitter Staff Columns, Lawyer 1 Comment

RAISING THE BAR Premieres Labor Day, TNT, 10 p.m. Synopsis: Life of a righteous public defender and his friends, who just so happen to be prosecutors and judicial clerks.  And really cute. Pedigree: A+.  Steven Bochco.  The Cravath, Swaine & Moore of television producers.  Emmy Award winning credits include L.A. Law, Hill Street Blues and NYPD Blue.  Not to mention, …

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Carlos Goodman, Entertainment Attorney

Bitter Success Interviews, Lawyer 7 Comments

Title and Employer? Partner in Bloom, Hergott, Diemer, Rosenthal, LaViolette & Feldman, LLP, an entertainment firm in Beverly Hills that specializes in motion pictures and television. So what does a hotshot entertainment lawyer really do? Complain about “the business” while eating lunch at a fancy Hollywood restaurant. When not busy doing that, an entertainment lawyer is primarily involved with making …

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Jared Leto: Maybe Just Stick to Guitar Hero Next Time

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Oh, actors and their sort-of-bands—can they ever really do any harm? Turns out, if you’re Virgin Records/EMI and the band in question is headed by doll-face actor Jared Leto, then, yes. Leto’s vanity-project-cum-band, 30 Seconds to Mars, apparently signed a five-record deal with Virgin/EMI back in 1999—but funnily enough, the band has only come out with two records so far, …

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