12/16: Morning Communique
CITY PAGES BLOGS
Diablo Cody is itching for a little California sun at Pussy Ranch.
The Boston Globe asks for the resignation of Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.
Blockbuster Inc. stores in several states are quietly resuming late fees for customers who keep movies too long, rejecting the video-rental chain's national advertising of "No Late Fees!" because they can no longer keep popular movies on their shelves.
The Democratic National Committee has launched a media campaign against Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-OH) for her attacks on Rep. John Murtha (D-PA), the House Democrat and ex-marine who called for the beginning of an immediate withdrawal from Iraq.
MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY
Cherry-picking some of the best bits of the internet are Blukis and Peter at The Contradictions I Adore.
The cast of Debbie Does Dallas: Where are they now?
Cast your ballot for the Center for Media and Democracy's Falsies Awards
FREEDOM OF SPEECH
"I'm not talking about nothing."
-- Vikings cornerback Fred Smoot, when asked to a comment about being charged yesterday with misdemeanors alleging lewd or indecent conduct in connection with the boat party on Lake Minnetonka
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you'll never miss City Pages' biggest stories.