So fired New Line founders Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne have dubbed their new company “Unique Features” with plans to make 2 to 3 movies a year.  Everything in today’s press handout is exactly what I’ve reported for weeks and weeks. But Hollywood types are telling me they nearly puked reading that new blow job interview with Shaye in the Los Angeles Times. Several bigwigs told their offices to cancel the paper because they were so disgusted by Patrick Goldstein’s unwillingness to even challenge Shaye, especially on his comparison of his ouster to “factories being closed and people’s lives being displaced and imagining what happens when people have to start all over again….” Yeah, when I think about laid-off auto workers, I automatically think about rich prick Bob Shaye who only has to sell a Picasso to keep himself in luxury. Geez, when did LA Times journalists become stenographers? Well, I predicted back in June that Patrick would do exactly this after he began his blog: “Down on his luck Bob Shaye has repeatedly vented in Goldstein’s LA Times column and now will have an additional venue in which to boast about his under-appreciated genius. (‘From the first, they were all against me … Ahh, but the strawberries, that’s where I had them…’)” Really, why don’t Goldstein and Shaye just get a room.

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