After the coffee. Before deciding what to do about this whole life thing.
The Skinny: You ever get the feeling the world is operating at a different speed than you are? That's where I'm at these days. Well, maybe a weekend break will help. Friday's headlines include AEG's decision to take itself off the market, a preview of the weekend box office and a profile of Steve Harvey, who may become the new king of daytime TV.
Daily Dose: The tiny cable network Ovation just got its best ratings ever with the premiere of its music series "Song by Song." While 750,000 viewers is still pretty small, Ovation's numbers come only months after Time Warner Cable dropped it from its systems reaching more than 10 million homes. "This marks a new chapter for Ovation," Chief Creative Officer Robert Weiss said in a statement.
Off the market. Anschutz Entertainment Group, the sports and entertainment giant that owns LA Live, Staples Center, the Kings and a piece of the Lakers, is no longer for sale. Finding one buyer for the company's vast array of assets was a challenge as was finding one with deep enough pockets to satisfy AEG. Philip Anschutz, chairman of the company, is also reestablishing himself as the boss man and Tim Leiweke, the company's high-profile chief executive, is resigning. The departure of Leiweke probably means no NFL team in downtown as he was the driving force behind the push to build a stadium and luring a team here. More on the AEG news from the Los Angeles Times.