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The Morning Fix: Emmy nom analysis -- who is happy and who isn't; Potter pops; MySpace redesign

July 16, 2009 |  7:34 am

After the coffee. Before completely over analyzing the Emmy nominations.

CTlogosmall Examining the Emmys.  Who is happy ("Family Guy," "How I Met Your Mother") and who got stiffed ("Rescue Me," "True Blood"). Early analysis from The Los Angeles Times, Variety, Hollywood Reporter, USA Today and Gold Derby.

Potter pops out of the gate! The latest "Harry Potter" got off to a record-setting start Wednesday, shattering the midnight record set by "The Dark Knight." Variety, The Los Angeles Times.

Imagine dividing any profits. "Live Music," an animated short put together by 51 amateurs and professionals rounded up on Facebook has been picked up by Sony and will get a theatrical run as an opening act for "Planet 51." The New York Times.

Nothing a little redesign can't fix. News Corp.'s MySpace is bringing in new designers to redo the social networking site reports TechCrunch. “Simplifying and unifying our site is fundamental to our success going forward," MySpace chief Owen Van Natta said in a memo.

We interrupt this stream...Comcast's Online venture featuring cable shows from many big channels will, unlike Hulu, carry a full commercial load. The Wall Street Journal.

Password? We don't' need no stinking password. The security breach of Twitter which led to lots of internal documents floating around the web shows that password protection is vulnerable, says The New York Times.

Inside the Los Angeles Times: MGM's audit shows compliance but there are still a host of challenges facing the studio. Ryan Seacrest jumps from WME to CAA.  Michael Jackson still hot.

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