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  1. lebron watch
    LeBron’s Decision Will Be Revealed ThursdayAnnouncement reportedly to come in a one-hour special.
  2. Chasing Choi
    Kogi Chef Caters ESPN World Cup Food Truck This Friday in HollywoodRoy Choi helped craft a menu of global street eats.
  3. it's a television commercial
    Attention: There Are Now Three Places Where You Can See Adam Scott Being FunnyOne of them is ESPN!
  4. Foodievents
    Where to Eat Lunch with ‘Big Game’ James WorthyMorton’s hosts ESPN Radio and a NBA legend for steaks and salads with fans.
  5. the personal lives of financial pundits
    Peter Schiff Was Right About the Economy and He Will Own You in ESPN’s Tournament ChallengeFinancial pundits have personal lives, too.
  6. tvpocalypse
    ESPN 3D to Make Sports ScaryWatch out for that puck!
  7. Celebrity Settings
    Morton’s Will Become Spike Lee’s Joint For A DayMorton’s will host a Q&A lunch with the famous film director, writer, and actor.
  8. the sports section
    Brilliant: ESPN Blocks Talent From Freely Tweeting SportsIt was inevitable that the freedom of Twitter would conflict with the ‘Office Space’–esque structure of the network.
  9. the industry
    Jon Hamm Runs This TownPlus: a raging Lombardi.
  10. the industry
    Steven Spielberg and Dreamworks Fulfill a DreamPlus: Sherri Shepherd goes solo.
  11. Beef
    Meat Madness: The New Food Meme?Did an ESPN blogger poach a fellow carnivore’s idea of pitting meat cuts against each other?
  12. press-box confidential
    Ed Werder’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad WeekAlso in this week’s look at the sporting press: hockey writers on ice!
  13. press-box confidential
    Fred Hickman Highlights a Rather Embarrassing Week for ESPNThe ex-YES anchor turns out to be a space cadet, Rick Reilly loves teeth, and more, in this week’s look at the sporting press.
  14. ink-stained wretches
    Hey, Who Got the Bad News in Media Today?Frankly, if you didn’t get any news about your job today, that’s a good thing.
  15. press-box confidential
    ESPN Pretty Much Making Its Policies Up As It Goes AlongIf the network doesn’t break a story, might it still be true? Plus, the battle for top dog on their Website, in this week’s look at the sporting press.
  16. company town
    Rupert Murdoch to ‘Make’ Less Money Than Last YearHe only made $27.5 million in company compensation this year. Plus, Kent Brownridge steps down from ‘Maxim,’ Damon Dash has real-estate troubles, and more, in our daily industry roundup.
  17. it just happened
    Court Overturns Indecency Fine for ‘Wardrobe Malfunction’; Timberlake Sings About It on ESPNCBS will not be held accountable for the Super Bowl halftime show, but will Justin Timberlake be held accountable for his crappy ESPYs song?
  18. gossipmonger
    ‘Post’: Barbara Bush Attends Hockey Game, Therefore Must Be Dating PlayerPlus, what’s going on with celebrities like Woody Allen, Heather Mills, Lindsay Lohan, and Lauren Hutton in today’s gossip roundup.
  19. apropos of nothing
    An Anxious Nation Wants to Know: Will Errol Morris Remember Tony Kornheiser?They went to elementary school together, but does the documentarian recall the sports shouter?
  20. countdown
    Bow to Your Robot Overlords: ‘BattleBots’ Is Returning!Vulture nerds out.
  21. company town
    New York Newspapers Tanking More Slowly Than Papers ElsewhereMEDIA • Of the top twenty American newspapers, the circulation of New York ones suffered less than others over the past few years. [Mixed Media/Portfolio] • We hear … that gossip Website Jossip.com is up for sale. [NYP] • And that ESPN The Magazine is beefing up its fashion coverage. [WWD]
  22. company town
    ‘Times’ Laughs in Morgan Stanley’s Face (Well, Back)MEDIA • Marcus Brauchli remains top editor at the Journal, but there’s a growing sense of inevitability that Robert Thomson, Sunday Times of London editor and Murdoch “old boy,” will challenge him for the position. (Related question: Does Murdoch have any “boys” who are not “old”?) [NYO] • The Times’ third-quarter earnings almost doubled analysts’ expectations, giving the paper a chance to gloat about the big hit Morgan Stanley took a week ago by selling its stake in the company. [NYT, DealBook/NYT] • Rick Reilly, previously the highest-paid writer in the history of Time Inc., will get $2 million a year for five years at ESPN. Who knew wussifying sports would pay so well? [NYP]
  23. company town
    Rupert Murdoch Wins the PartyMEDIA • News Corp. surpassed Time Warner to become the largest media company on the planet, and Murdoch held off a shareholder revolt in order to keep his family tyranny in place. [Hollywood Reporter, USAT] • ESPN poached marquee columnist Rick Reilly from Sports Illustrated after 22 years with the mag. Dan Patrick, who SI just poached from ESPN, will take Reilly’s place at the back of the book. [NYT, Deadspin] • Stephen Colbert took his campaign to the Tim Russert show: “This is not a dream, you are not going to wake up from this. I am far realer than Sam Brownback.” [NYT]
  24. the sports section
    Getting Washed by the Sports-News Spin Cycle When my editors and I were finishing up last week’s story about Alex Rodriguez’s (and agent Scott Boras’s) hold on Yankees Nation, our main concern was whether we spelled “vituperate” correctly (we had) and whether anyone had taken a photo of Yankees COO Lonn Trost in the last ten years (apparently not). The piece was meant to capture a unique snapshot in the history of a team that has owned this town for a decade, a once-dictatorial enterprise facing a pivotal moment and held hostage by the best baseball player on the planet and his evil-genius agent. I didn’t expect much fuss. But when the Post printed an excerpt from the story in its Sunday editions about discussions Boras had with a group trying to buy the Chicago Cubs, saying Boras had talked about A-Rod potentially owning a piece of the team after his career ended, I was sucked into the all-too-familiar sports-news-cycle vortex.
  25. gossipmonger
    Paul Sorvino Is Full of CrapA waste-hauling company dumped 60 cubic yards of horse manure onto Paul Sorvino’s Pennsylvania driveway after he and his daughter disputed a bill. The feud between Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall ended after Cattrall sent Parker flowers. Suge Knight bit Kevin Connolly’s finger during a playful wrestling match after the ESPYs. Steve Martin is marrying Vogue writer Anne Stringfield. An upcoming documentary will allegedly “out” twenty gay Broadway actors and dancers who are trying to cure their homosexuality by attending underground support groups. A resident of Katonah has recorded an anti–Martha Stewart tune on YouTube in response to her effort to trademark the town’s name for a line of furniture. CSI star Gary Dourdan assaulted a photographer, broke his camera, and then sped off on a motorcycle outside a West Hollywood club. Spencer Tunick — a.k.a. that guy who takes photos of large crowds of naked people — is planning a shoot in the Swiss Alps to raise awareness for global warming. David Duchovny likes Barry Manilow.
  26. party lines
    At ‘Bronx’ Premiere, ‘77 Yank Mickey Rivers Remembers Reggie It can’t be easy to watch yourself portrayed as Reggie Jackson’s rival in an eight-week ESPN miniseries. But at last week’s premiere party for The Bronx Is Burning, which debuted last night, Mickey Rivers, who played center field for the Yanks in that ‘77 season, was laughing up a storm. When he left the screening, he had a friend deliver a few words to Daniel Sunjata, who plays Jackson: “I still don’t like Reggie, but you’re okay.” Then he spoke to New York about his old nemesis, life in the old dugout, and whether Alex Rodriguez is the new Reggie.
  27. overnights
    ‘The Bronx Is Burning’: The Platt/Turturro Scoreboard, First InningWatching this miniseries is almost like watching a Yankee Stadium slugfest between John Turturro and Oliver Platt!
  28. the industry
    Buzz Bissinger’s ‘Barbaro’ Bought By BergPlus Kevin Reilly, Nicole Kidman, Deborah Harry, and Shannon Doherty.
  29. company town
    Fashion T-Shirts Get PersonalFASHION • Henry Holland’s new line of naughty tees was finally revealed. Our favorite? WHAM BAM JESSICA STAM! [Fashionista] • GLAAD is honoring Tom Ford at its annual Media Awards. Must not have seen that creepy Vanity Fair cover. [Fashion Week Daily] • According to Yigal Azrouel and Viktor & Rolf, le geek c’est chic once again. [FlyPaper]