Government prosecutors apparently still regard Paramount Pictures chief Brad Grey and former CAA honcho Mike Ovitz as witnesses in their probe of Anthony Pellicano‘s wiretap activities, and not targets. But New York Times reporters David Halbfinger and Allison Hope Weiner are reporting in Friday’s edition that Grey and Ovitz “had far more direct dealings than they have acknowledged publicly with [Pellicano] at the center of a rapidly expanding wiretapping scandal, according to govern- ment evidence.” And “the government’s questioning of the two Hollywood executives…shows that authorities [are] circling the heavyweight entertainment lawyer Bert Fields, who worked for both.” The Times basically says that Grey has been giving the FBI different accounts about the extent of his dealings with Pellicano. In other words, according to my reading of the story, he’s been doing a bit of fibbing. And so has Ovitz.