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Roundup March, 16 2011

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01. Eye on Springfield (pictured)

“My new film is a mix of action and comedy. It’s called “McBain: Let’s Get Silly”. The film is just me in front of a brick wall for an hour and a half. It cost $80 million.” (Eye on Springfield)

02. Musician Smiley Culture dies during police raid on Surrey home

“The police watchdog is investigating the death of the British reggae star Smiley Culture during a Metropolitan police raid.

The 48-year-old singer and MC, whose real name was David Emmanuel, died on Tuesday from a stab wound sustained as officers visited his house in Warlingham, Surrey to make an arrest.” (Guardian)

03. How we say thanks

“Our industry can seem pretty negative.

There are many reasons for this. There is subjectivity in our work. Big egos and temperamental personalities flourish in the arts. Criticism comes with the job, too. It helps us to evaluate honestly, progress and move forward. But, from the outside looking in, one might think that we are a pretty catty group that doesn’t get along.

Well, there are moments that punch through the veil, too.” (idsgn)

04. for japan

“My journey began Wednesday when I left Silverlake for Tokyo on a plain sunny LA morning. I’d packed haphazardly at best (five pairs of shoes? all shorts? my biggest furry coat on the plane? sure..) and was feeling a little delirious and a lot carefree, making Colin stop for my favorite coffee and orange juice so I could leave with a taste of home even though he insisted I needed the international-required 2 hours to check in. It ended with an early flight back from an airport lined with people on blankets by jam-packed ticketing counters and Next LA miraculously having succeeded in finding that one way ticket home.” (Fashion Toast)

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