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Critical Mess

Paramount has no plans to change its print ads for the Colin Hanks comedy Orange County, even though they contain an effusive blurb from one Richard Reid. Fortunately, he isn’t the suspected terrorist (left) who allegedly tried to detonate a shoe bomb on a Dec. 22 American Airlines flight. Instead, he’s a 37-year-old reporter for the Seattle-based NorthWest Cable News. ”It’s a bizarre coincidence,” says the critic (right) of his namesake. ”I was dumbstruck and blown away, no pun intended.” Where’s a fictional critic like David Manning when you need him?