"Papa" Razzi- The Great Paparazzo,
as he likes to call himself. Arrogant. Confident. Feels
he has reached the top of his profession. He sometimes
disagrees with his publisher about the extent to which he
must go to fulfill her assignments, but usually complies.
He considers his assistant, Zoom, to be like his
|Zoom Lentz- Former newspaper photographer, who never felt underutilized. Always longed for the glamour of the paparazzi. Greatly admires Ernesto and considers it an honor to be his assistant.|
|Arthur "Schotzie" Chiepschotz- The National Impliers columnist and writer of lead stories. His column is titled, "Under The Radar." Although prim and proper, he shares his publishers glee for the dirt; is not above doing what must be done.|
|His goal in life is to
succeed Liz Smith at the NY Post. His rival is the gossip
columnist at the local daily newspaper whom he detests
for her feeling of superiority at working for a
De la Basura- Publisher of The
National Implier. Possesses absolutely no scruples when
it comes to the material in her newspaper. Tyrannical.
Ruthless. Anything and anyone is a potential target,
except the actor, John Cusack, whom she worships and
|Duke Tomich- Managing Editor of The National Implier. Former editor at major daily newspaper who lost his job when the paper was sold and then downsized.He is a bit embarrassed by his job, but a "mans gotta work."|
|He is the conscience of
the paper, always clashing with his publisher about
journalistic ethics. Hes willing to do what
hes told, but feels there is a line that must not
be crossed. Divorced. Single. Lonely. Would like to
remarry. Cherishes more than anything his after-work
beers at the Little Red Wagon with long-time
friend/cohort and editor of the local daily paper.
Smart. Well-read. Hip. Single. She is the receptionist at
The National Implier where she answers the phone and
deals with the public.
She has written a screenplay based on a recently discovered short story by Chekhov which she is trying to sell.
|Celebrities are always
asking her for favors to which she may comply if it will
afford her an opportunity to show her screenplay. Actors
are always asking her out, promising her parts in films,
promising to make her a star. She has little time for
Lipps- Gossip columnist at the local daily newspaper
and Arthur Chiepschtozs chief rival. She detests
him as much as he detests her. Her column- "The Buzz
from Lous Lipps"- is mostly derived from
readers sightings. She also is co-host of a morning
radio talk show, "Lipps and Spume." She is a
sleazy man-eater. Not above using her feminine wiles to
get the dirt.
|T.K. McIre- Editor of the local daily newspaper, The Sun- a very reader-friendly newspaper. Upper managements goal is to simply sell papers and to do that he must stay away from hard thought-provoking stories and pander to the lowest common denominator. He would love to be able to operate like The National Implier, but his "ethics" prevent him. He enjoys getting together after work with his old friend and former newspaper editor Duke Tomich to drink a few beers and share editor travails. He is a fair but tempestuous editor.|