Quiz: Which entertainment lawyer writes gossip blind items in his spare time?

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Quiz: Which entertainment lawyer writes gossip blind items in his spare time?

Thu Feb 19, 2009 @ 04:59PM PST

By Eriq Gardner


Questionmark For very obvious reasons, entertainment lawyers would make stellar gossip columnists. But what celebrity-representing attorney in his or her right mind would do such a thing?

Turns out there may be one brave soul willing to risk the amity of real and potential clients and the wrath of ethisc probes. Someone who claims to be a Los Angeles-based entertainment lawyer representing "celebrities and psuedo-celebrities" has a blog called "Crazy Days and Nights" that pokes fun at entertainers and offers blind item gossip bits, some good enough to be picked up by Gawker.

We must ask: Who is this "attorney"?

Is it Jake Bloom? Please don't tell us it's Bert Fields.

We're guessing it's neither, nor any powerful Hollywood attorney. He may be as "psuedo" as the celebrities he represents.

But the anonymous author has left a trail of clues for those who might wish to unmask the craziness. Prima facie exhibit #1: He's been posting photographs of celebrities. Is he taking them himself, licensing them, or is he committing copyright infringement? Either way, he may be in trouble.

This could be the new "Washingtonienne," or maybe just an amusing distraction. Any and all guesses are welcome in the comments.

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