Well, maybe not exactly belly up - but the great fish scooper from the sky has reached down and scooped Michael from the FishbowlLA - and the little castle will never be the same:
Today marks the end of my tenure as FishbowlLA editor. Thanks to everyone who read, emailed, and pointed out fair-use violations.
A few final messages/questions for the Los Angeles media community: 1) Why doesn't someone open a media-hangout-type restaurant across from 5700 Wilshire? You could make millions of dollars even if the food was awful. 2) Will someone please write an article about the weird subculture of non-Korean goth kids who dwell in the 24-hour computer game arcades in Koreatown? 3) Everyone please stop picking on Nikki Finke. Seriously.
In closing I'd like to say this: the people I blogged about were celebrities, surrounded by rumor and fanfare; the places I sat with them, movie lots and monuments. No doubt all of this is not true remembrance but the ruinous work of nostalgia, which obliterates the past, and no doubt, as usual, I have exaggerated everything.
I can be reached at msonnenschein AT gmail DOT com.