I work near the Hyatt and I just got this email from the bulding manager: "Please be advised that you may experience a traffic delay today on Avenue of the Stars due to a Republican Party Fundraiser at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. The fundraiser, featuring Republican Vice-Presidential Nominee, Sarah Palin, is expected to begin at 5:30 p.m. A protest rally sponsored by California Democrats is expected to begin at 4:30 p.m. Please use caution when exiting or entering from Avenue of the Stars." This is happening across the street from CAA.Hey, look at that! It is happening across the street from CAA. But we thought this was just John McCain's party tonight, and that Palin was coming to town this weekend. Not that she's not welcome, of course, and she can raise $3,000 fast with a short trip to the Valley. Still, though, shouldn't she be preparing for tomorrow's debate? And in any case, what do you think is the over/under on this neighborhood black hole's temperature below freezing? Whatever your guess, feel free to calculate it later — you've got a detour to plan!
Yes, dear reader, we have seen the circulating Craigslist ad requesting a Sarah Palin look-alike for "an adult film to be shot in the next 10 days." Assuming it's remotely legit, we sit here rueing our enduring exclusion from such opportunities ("$2000-3000... No anal required") and wondering what imaginative variety of flute the lucky new star might be playing in the week or two to come. But that's hardly the most exciting Palin-related development around town today; in fact, a tipster sends word of the kind of serendipity that make this town one sprawling miracle of chance. Or a deepening, shrieking vacuum of souls — you tell us after the jump: