Saturday, November 25, 2006

A couple of people have asked about L's home and the home next door to hers and what happened, now that she has died. Prior to her death, L arranged for all of her property to be put into a trust. She named a trustee and of course she has beneficiaries as well, and at some point the two properties will come on the market. Although it cannot be enforced, L wanted each property to be sold to couples with children and the trustee is aware of her wishes.

The process of distribution will probably take most of 2007, but I will keep everyone updated. Thanks for asking.


One more thing I wanted to say.

It was about the open letter Lindsay Lohan wrote about Robert Altman. I do not know LL, and have never been closer to her than across the room. I am NOT the attorney she has been photographed with in the past as some have guessed. When I read the letter it just seemed disingenuous and was just saying it because she thought people expected her to say it. The line that got me was where she wanted people to call her if they were having a tough time coping with the death.

If it is genuine and heartfelt, then I apologize and perhaps it is a cry for help from her and she wants someone to be her father/grandfather and needs people to call her and be there for her. If this is the case, then someone needs to do something, and if it is not the case, then I stand by everything I said yesterday and what the original blogger stated as their comment.

As I mentioned at the end of my last post, if I make a mistake with spelling, or the date something is posted, please let me know (Thanks Jeeze Louise). Sometimes I rush through these things and do not always take the time to proofread as carefully as I should nor take the time to use spellcheck.

The first comment/subject I want to address is the S/MV item. The only thing I will say is I will not confirm or deny anything. I really cannot do that. However, with that being said, one thing I will say about myself is that I love my friends, and if you are my friend you know you will not get trashed here or behind your back or anywhere else. Some of you have guessed a certain person and I make very clear in another entry that she is a really good friend of mine and therefore could not be the correct guess. Also, she reads the blog, so be nice. lol

Det. Rhiannon Brock made a very good observation in a comment and I have to agree. It was in the Neil Patrick Harris entry and I stated that Ellen did not have any traditional romantic leads after Mr. Wrong, and the point in the comment was correctly made that this had more to do with Mr. Wrong being such a bad movie, rather than through any fault of Ellen. I agree. I also believe that NPH is probably the best chance for a gay actor to play a heterosexual lead because of his track record. Almost every comment on every blog about NPH stated he was so "believable" as a straight guy in Harold and Kumar, and it was such a movie stealing role that I believe studio heads would greenlight a movie with him as a heterosexual lead.

One commenter said that I am not Perez Hilton. I agree.

Several people e-mailed me and asked about the reality star and the escorting. So, I thought I would expand on it and I will do so for the others in the next week. I had a client who was arrested for drunk driving and during his recap of where he was and what he was doing prior to getting pulled over for DUI, he stated he had been driving/bodyguarding for this particular reality star as she met with two different clients and he had been doing this for her for several weeks. He was employed by the escort agency she was working for at the time.

For those of you have e-mailed me, I will do my best to e-mail you all back within the next week also, especially those who gave me some tips to confirm.

Thanks for all the great comments and e-mails about L. She was truly incredible and I do miss her grace and style and charm.

Over the past several days I have been inundated with comments and e-mails and just want you to know I read them all. I added my comments a few times in the comments section, but I do not know if everyone sees them, so I thought I would respond in the actual blog so that way everyone can read what I am thinking.

I really appreciate the e-mails and comments because I see things I need to improve and also allows me to clarify things which may be misunderstood and has also provided me some tips (VERY GOOD tips) which I will try and confirm, but alas, I am not a journalist so it will be difficult.

Australian LINK of the day (this one is for you Mel)

http://www.news.com.au/sundayheraldsun/story/0,21985,20820816-2902,00.html

Australian Idol finals which is cool, but what is really interesting about the article is how much money the producers are making from the telephone votes and also states how much the budget for the whole series was in Australia this year. The budget was $10M which I am going to assume was Australian dollars which works out to be a little less than $8M USD for the whole season. In the last year of Friends, one episode cost more than that to produce. This is why reality television is here to stay.

For those of you in Australia, New Zealand, or Canada or any other country, send me the links of any interesting entertainment stories from your country and I will be glad to post them. Speaking of Canada, I got an e-mail from http://www.ctv.ca/entertainment to do an interview for their e-talk television show because of the S blind item. If I went on there I would end up saying too much, so it is not going to happen. Their site is really cool though and they have lots of videos I would love to see, but they cannot be shown to people outside of Canada because of copyright. They will let you watch the commercials (gee, thanks) before the videos, but not the actual video itself.

OK, speaking of links which I was doing here somewhere, I have been getting people e-mailing me their websites and wanting to link and such. I have been really busy this week with Thanksgiving and having to entertain and be a chauffeur but I will look at all of them and then add them to my links section when I get the chance.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Friday morning is here, and just like I promised here are some items that will truly get your head spinning..

Someone gave me some really good advice yesterday and that was to be me and to remind me that this is my blog and so I will do what I want, including using a million periods when I feel like it.

I have two Australian links of the day and one is a few days old and I believe even Trent linked to it, but it is just so odd, that it needs to be linked everywhere. It relates to I am a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! For some reason it really never caught on here although it continues to do well in the UK and in Australia. What I want back is Celebrity Mole. It was a show I actually made time for and I think it should be like Hollywood Squares and they could have permanent cast members like Corbin Bernsen and Stephen Baldwin. No comments on my holiday reality show idea? OK, I guess I will just have to try and sell it myself.

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,20786276-5006022,00.html

The other link is to an Australian site, but it is a link to Lindsay Lohan's statement on the passing of Robert Altman. I, like many people in the world think he was an incredible director and brilliant in the way he used characters and think his films and his style are evident in many new films today. I am sad at his passing, and know those close to him even more so. What I find surreal about LL' s statement is that she....I have so much to say about her statement, but I really do not want to take away from what this man did in life and believe people should be mourned and respected, but, well the blogger who posted it summed it up rather nicely, although I would have added even more..You take a look and decide.

http://www.celebrity.org.au/lindsay-lohan-statement/

There is No New Zealand link of the day because I sucked up to you with a blind item.

All of these blind items I can vouch for except for the last one which another attorney shared with me that he swears he included in her pre-nup.


What female pop singer remains with her boyfriend because he gave her an STD and she is afraid to leave him and have the secret come out if she ever dates someone else?

What former cable television network reality star supplements her meager income and changing of boyfriends by working for an escort agency several times a month?

What current A list actor has numerous video cameras within his house which record houseguests, parties and intimate encounters without the knowledge of most of the participants?

What current A list producer spends one night a week as a boy toy/slave to a VERY expensive Dominatrix?

What B list actor and actress (both married, and not to each other) while filming a movie in New Zealand were discovered having sex in public by the police, not once, not twice, but three times within a 4 week period?

What former A list actress has in her prenup the amount of times she is required to have sex each week with her husband?

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

My first glimpse of her is someone with class. She is elderly and I will find out later is in her late 80's. I love this woman from the first time I lay my eyes on her and know she will be fun if nothing else. Her husband was a producer in the early days of Hollywood and died about fiteen years prior to her coming to see me.

She did not appear to have much money, but appearances can be deceiving. She truly seemed to be the definition of old money at least as it applies to LA. She had enough interest coming in to pay for the necessities of life and did not need to sell off anything to keep going.The reason she came to my office was because of a neighbor.

Let's call the woman L for lovely. L had been living in the same house for almost sixty years. It was built at a time where the houses and lots were still large and for the first 40 years she lived there, she had only two different families living next door. In the past twenty years, the house next door had changed hands more frequently, but still was fairly stable until J moved in which was about a year before L came to me.

J had made a bunch of money on a dot com and was trying to get in the movie business. He was flashy and obnoxious and basically just an arrogant ass. Shortly after his moving in next door, he paid L a visit and basically demanded that she sell him her house and lot because he had big plans and needed more space. He wanted to tear down her house and expand his house. He acted as if he expected her to just jump up and down and say yea!!, Mister I have been waiting for someone to come along and buy me out from my house. Instead she treated him with respect but basically told him to kiss off and that she was not selling.

Well, Mr J, did not appreciate being said no to, and decided to scare L out of her house. He first began hosting parties that lasted well into the night and made sure to be as loud as possible, as late as possible. He had his guests park on the street in front of L's home and basically tried to make her life a living hell. This behavior went on for almost six months every night. Seriously, he took off like 10 nights over the 6 month period but otherwise just kept repeating this behavior every night.Remarkably, L did not call the police to report the noise, although other more distant neighbors would from time to time call to report the noise.

J managed to find L's phone number and would call her repeatedly day and night. Now obviously much of this came from L, but she told me she answered everyone of his calls when she was home. She did not have an answering machine or voice mail, and did not even have call waiting. She did not want to inconvenience her friends by leaving the phone off the hook, or by changing her number. She had the same number forever and so no reason to change now. Could I fall more in love with this woman?

At least once a day, J would come by L's house (maybe he should have got a job) and harrangue her in person, and she remained her calm, dignified self and would always invite him into her home and even offer him coffee or a drink depending on his time of visit. L refused to drink before 5pm. When L was relating this story, I could see the twinkle in her eye as she was relating it, but she never really let me into what J's reaction was to this class and dignity everyday. I am sure there must have been days when he was in a rage and sometimes he must have just been confused.

This same pattern continued until about two weeks before she came into my office. Then one day, J went over to L's house and simply said that someone had contacted the real estate agent he had used to purchase the house and had offered a great deal of money for J's house and that he was going to accept it because according to J, he had the craziest neighbor in the entire world.

The reason L came into my office was to set up an LLC to finalize the offer she had made to J's real estate agent through a third party and never knew what hit him.The way she told the tale, is the same way I am telling you now, although when she got to the payoff line, it was the first time I saw just how beautiful a smile could be, but it would not be the last.

We watched the moving vans at J's house together from her windows and she even broke her no drinking before 5pm rule just that once.

I know that you all want gossip everyday and I will make sure to deliver, but sometimes it is nice to reflect on what Hollywood used to be and how grace and class can conquer all. I wanted something nice to say this day before Thanksgiving and also to remember my friend L who passed away earlier this fall.

I have taken the comments to heart, and will do my best to stop using more than one period. How was that? Is that better? lol.

Australian link of the day

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,20803868-28957,00.html

I am linking to the top story. It appears that Dancing With the Stars - Australia version has a scandal brewing. It seems that chess whiz (yes chess whiz, not cheese whiz) Arianne Caoili may have had dance training. Well we simply cannot have that.

New Zealand link of the day

http://xtramsn.co.nz/news/0,,11964-6602780,00.html

U2 is in the country. I repeat U2 is in the country. They seem pretty excited about this group U2. Hmmm. Irish huh? Well I am sure they have some talent.

Now I must admit today has been kind of overwhelming. As I said in my first blog, I just was kind of using this platform to tell some of my stories. This blog went from about 100 hits a day to about 50,000 hits and so I am feeling the pressure to deliver better and better stories. I have plenty of them and some even better than yesterday, but for now I am just going to stay true to what I had been doing prior to yesterday and suck up to readers who comment and e-mail and who are all over the world.

I will continue to relate my daily adventures and everything else that interests me. I know not everyone will be happy everyday, but as I said earlier, I am just doing this as an outlet and not for any ulterior motive. I hope you enjoy.

OK..wow..so many comments yesterday and I know everyone is dying for a clue..but a couple things need to be said..This really happened just as I said it did..However, there was also a settlement agreement that was confidential which I cannot violate as well...THEREFORE, I have taken certain precautions such as using the year 2000 as a starting point..In addition, I am very vague when I use times such as several weeks or months....It would not be fair to S or the other parties involved or ethical to be any more specific in this situation..

In my other stories, there is less blindness and the persons can be guessed with some degree of accuracy..

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Let me preface this post, by saying that if this story ever comes out, it would blow the music world up and shake it to its core..This would put the Milli Vanilli scandal and Ashlee Simpson SNL situation so far down the ladder it would be crazy..

Towards the end of last year I had a woman come into my office and she began to explain what she had done and had been doing for several years and it was one of the very few times that I just could not believe what I was hearing..I know the music industry inside and out, and I had never heard of something so extensive and pervasive as this..

This woman (S) came into my office because the payments she had been receiving had stopped and she wanted to either get the money that was owed to her, or expose what she had been doing to the light of day..

S is a sessions/studio/backup singer and is very good..Prior to her involvement in what I am going to describe, she made a very good living singing on commercials and being a backup singer for groups and other solo acts, etc..Like I said she is very good, but she does not really have that "look" which would make her a star, so record companies did not put her out front, but just used her talents..

In late 2000, a man came to her one day and said he needed someone to record some demos because he had written a lot of songs, but wanted a demo to shop the songs to singers and record labels..This is not unusual at all and she had done this type of work before and it paid pretty well so she agreed. What was unusual about her recording of the demos was how much work was put into the actual recordings..It was extensive..Generally there is not much time put into the recordings because you never really know if the song will even sell, and the money spent on recording could be put to better uses..These demos she was recording were actually being treated as if they were going to be released on a CD or to radio..They even did some mixing which was REALLY unusual..

After a few weeks she had recorded about over a dozen songs and she went on her way and was really oblivious to anything else pertaining to it, UNTIL several months later she was in her car and heard her voice coming from the radio, only it was another singer being given credit..(We will call this other singer MV for Milli Vanilli) She could not believe what she was hearing and did not know whether to be excited to hear herself on the radio, confused about the credit given to another singer or just pissed off for the same reasons..

What she did do, was to call the man who had originally come to her and had her record the songs..The man agreed to meet her and gave her a substantial sum of money and promised to keep giving her money every month as long as she kept her mouth shut. MV was taking off..(MV has/had several Top 40 songs and CD's. They could have gone to #1 or languished in the 30's..I really cannot go into much more detail or else it would be too easy to discover) MV was everywhere..on television, radio, awards shows, commercials..EVERYWHERE..meanwhile, S continued to get money every month and kept her little secret to herself..The guy who picked S was VERY lucky..Most singers would have caused a fuss, but S has always been in the background and was resigned to the fact she always would be, and was very happy just taking the $$, and did not want that to stop..

About 9 months go by and S is called by the guy because MV is going on tour and they want S to record some extra mixes and such for the tour..She agrees and does not really do much, but money is money..

Fast forward another year or so and S stops receiving money and after a few months of missed payments, calls the guy who explains that they need S to do another CD and then the payments can continue, but there is no more money unless she does more recordings..

S agrees and records another CD worth of songs which is released several months later and does even better than the first CD. This same process is repeated (I am not going to tell you the number of CD's because again you may be able to deduce and so I will just say the process repeated itself several times)

Well everything goes well for the most part for all these years and then no more payments, and no more calls and she cannot even locate our mystery man..S has not received a payment in six months when she came into my office and related this story..She did not even know the guy's name, but when she described him, I knew who he was and was even more floored than I had been previously..This was just something I had really not heard before..

I had heard of really altering voices in the recording studios and bringing in hired hands for one song or a large portion of a song, but never CD after CD and even doing extra work so a live performance would not sound staged..I told her I needed some time to check into her story and then we could proceed..It took two calls before I got the guy on the phone and he was pissed, scared, angry, threatening, remorseful..everything..It turns out the reason he had stopped making payments was he had been playing some shell games with the money between the record company, MV's earnings and MV's investments and just did not have any additional money..In addition, MV was not sure she wanted to continue on with what had been happening and so our mystery guy might be completely out of the picture..

I actually think the record company to this day has no idea what went on as the Guy was very good at what he does/did and knew how to make sure the record company was always happy..He stayed under budget, toured, made MV available, and made the record company money..

So a meeting was arranged in my office and S and MV finally met face to face..they had never done so, even though it was S who made MV a star..MV was rude to say the least when she saw what S looked like and it really upset me although S being her normal classy self could have cared less..

What we agreed to do that day was to provide S with one lump sum rather than a monthly income which was easier for Guy to pull off and S also agreed to never disclose her role in this drama and MV was on her own for future recordings and tours..

This involved literally millions of CD's and hundreds of concerts all over the world..The one thing I did get out of this beside my fee of course is a Gold Record autographed by S and by MV..I know it is the only one in the world..

New Zealand Link of the Day

Now, don’t worry all you NZ readers, in my never ending attempt to suck up to all my readers I still have a story later in the week just for you....It is getting tougher though because I now have a group of dedicated readers from Austria and Germany and also the UK, to go along with the other countries I mentioned earlier and so the sucking up will take awhile..

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/afpentertainmentnzealandyouthmanilowoffbeat

Sorry about the late update this morning, but it is not my fault. It is Blogger’s fault and the system has been down awhile and only now am I able to update..But never fear, there will be the usual larger post in the afternoon and it is about a HUGE scandal in the music industry that would have left everyone saying WTF?

Two Australian links of the day..The first link you may have seen either yesterday or today, but I wanted to briefly comment on it and since it is not a uniquely Australian link there needed to be a bonus..

Here is the first..
http://www.celebrity.org.au/heather-mills-interview/

Now, once you read the article, this comment will make more sense, but basically she is trying to make us think that she was so in love and so devastated by what happened that she will never wed again. That is the biggest bunch of crap in the world..There is one reason, and one reason only why she is never going to get married again and that is $$$$..If she gets married and divorced she does not want to share..

Here is a blind item I will give you the answer to..What former Academy Award nominated actress owns about 15% of The Simpsons and is worth many millions because of it?
Jennifer Tilly who was married to Sam Simon who was one of the 3 original creators of The Simpsons. Shortly after The Simpsons exploded, Sam and Jennifer divorced with Jennifer winning the marriage lottery..Now, I love Jennifer very much and she kicks my ass at the poker table all the time, and she has told me and anyone who will listen that she is NEVER getting married again because she does not want to share her money..She knows how fortunate she was and Jennifer is VERY smart..For the rest of her life checks keep coming to her from The Simpsons.. She is not going to get married and possibly give it up..



So, back to Heather Mills..Sir Paul was thinking with the wrong head and married HMM without a pre-nup and so for putting up with Sir Paul for just a few years, she is going to be one of the 10 richest people in the UK..Now why on earth would she ever get married and give that up?

I want to make it clear that Jennifer and HMM are not in the same group..Jennifer married for love and when she married Sam he really had nothing..She probably made more than him at the time although I have not asked her..

If you believe the UK newspapers, HMM was an escort and was used to faking for money..Well her hourly rate is huge in this equation..

Now, for the exclusive Australian link of the day and a much lighter link than yesterday..
http://www.mediated.com.au/mayor-hands-out-free-viagra/

I have no idea how Scarlett Johansson and Nelly Furtado get in this article, but I did not write it, just linking to it..

Monday, November 20, 2006

On a lighter note, I just want to alert my New Zealand readers that I am sucking up to you on Thursday here in the US..it will just be a tiny item because I just do not know that many good NZ stories..

Also, had a great time at the Diversity Awards last night..One of my friends was a host for the event and Bai Ling managed to keep her clothes on..lol (Bai is actually very sweet and she knows I am very proud of her for her award)



The Australian link of the day is also by far the scariest link we will ever see on this site..I really would love to know what he did to deserve this..

http://www.philosophyblog.com.au/about-skinning-your-husband-and-cooking-his-head-katherine-knight-and-john-price/

So last week I think I promised to fill you all in on a story that a pap related to me because he wanted to know if he was legally obligated to do anything about what he had witnessed and his obligations should it occur again in the future..

Most of you readers are used to seeing the photos of celebs up close and personal that are taken from just a few feet away..However, you may have also seen photos, especially on the beaches that are taken from a much greater distance, and then there was a recent case involving Jennifer Aniston where topless photos of her on her deck were taken from over a quarter mile away..

There are some pap who follow their quarry all the time, but for much of the time they just stay close to certain places they know celebs tend to hang out, or they know will be coming to at some point in the day or night. However, the big money are for pics that are harder to come by and that is where you get the guys following you everywhere ot finding a place that overlooks your house and then waiting for hours and hours and sometimes even for days depending on how valuable the pic would be if taken.

The pap who came to my office is a follower..he goes for the big bucks and does not settle for anything less..He has become very good at tracking his quarry from a distance (some would say it has something to do with the device on their fav car he put there, but I digress..lol) He also has found a place also about a quarter mile away from a particular house which provides him an excellent view of about 30% of the house including some rooms of the house, and into them as well..

He came to me because on 3 or 4 occasions (definitely 3, and unsure of the 4th) he witnessed the current A list actor beating his girlfriend and has the pics to prove it. (they are grainy, but very clear what is going on) The first time it happened he was not prepared to take pics because he knew the object of his pics was not at the house and so he managed to only get a couple of pics which are useful only if looking at the others to put the first in context. After the fight, he waited for what he was sure would be an appearance by the police, but none ever came. This same scenario played out the other times as well.

He came to me because he wondered if he was under some obligation to report the beatings to the police. He did not want to alert the police because he did not want the subject to learn about the pap watching his house and thus tip-off what the real goal with the pics is/was. Also, the fights happened over a several week period and always in the same room of the house and so he was wondering if they could have learned of his presence and were staging the fights because they always did happen in the same room..To back this theory up he stated and as I viewed the pics, admitted it is hard to see if there are any bruises or marks on the woman. Most of the blows appeared to be of the open hand variety and therefore would maybe not leave a mark and also would not leave any evidence if the pap decided to call the cops on his own and they investigated. He has thought about calling the police as soon as he sees something but doubts they would be able to respond in time..The girlfriend rarely leaves the house which makes it tough to follow her and see if there are marks or to confront her..She is not really in the public eye and so sometimes that can be problematic as well..He hired an assistant to follow the girl if she does leave, but she does not seem to leave until at least two days after a fight which would bolster the theory that she has been hit.

He wants her to leave because he knows that when she is gone, then his payoff pics will happen..I will keep you updated on this story..of course it could break out into the open at anytime as well..too many people are being brought into the loop..of course the pap could be bought off also...remind me to tell you about some big payoffs in the past to keep things quiet..

OMG, I was about to go out the door to court with "meth" but just have to tell you, that she is flying..and flying HIGH..If her fans could only see her now..I cannot believe she has not lost her teeth yet..I need to look closer..Big post later..