The shit hitting the Anthony Pellicano fan has been propelled by attorneys for former Hollywood journalist-reporter Anita Busch and flung onto Michael Ovitz, the former CAA bigwig who did a hari kiri meltdown a couple of years ago with that “gay mafia” remark. A 2.11 story by New York Times reporters David Halbfinger and Allison Hope Weiner says that “lawyers for Busch, a reporter who was threatened in 2002 — kicking off a three-year investigation of the private investigator Anthony Pellicano — confirmed on Friday that they had subpoenaed Michael Ovitz, the former talent agent, manager, and Walt Disney Company president, as a ‘person of interest’ in their civil lawsuit against Mr. Pellicano, an unnamed client of his, and an unnamed law firm. One of the lawyers, Brian Kabateck, said they had done so because ‘there seems to be a direct connection between Mr. Ovitz and the timing of the articles that Anita was working on and the other people that were being investigated’ by Mr. Pellicano, the celebrity detective at the center of a huge Hollywood wiretapping scandal. The names of Ms. Busch and Bernard Weinraub, a former reporter for The New York Times, Bernard Weinraub, were both run through law-enforcement databases by Mr. Pellicano on May 16, 2002, according to Monday’s indictment of Mr. Pellicano and six other men. The two reporters had collaborated on several Times articles about Mr. Ovitz’s troubles at Artists Management Group, which he had been forced to sell on May 5 of that year.”