After more than 15 hours of deliberating, the six-woman jury in the trial of George Zimmerman has found the neighborhood watchman not guilty. Zimmerman was accused of profiling, pursuing, and fatally shooting Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teen, in February 2012. Zimmerman, 29, could have faced life in prison if convicted of second-degree murder. The jury also had the option to consider the lesser charge of manslaughter, which could have meant up to 30 years in prison.
Saturday, July 13, 2013
March 11, 2013
Forget about movies with a bunch of A listers in them. If you want some really crazy things going on, your best bet is to hire a bunch of C+ listers who used to be almost A because they have money and have fallen so there is usually a reason. There was a movie in the past few years that fit this bill. It did not do that well, but I'm not sure what you expect when you hire this group of people. There was the former almost A lister from mostly movies who has fallen to C, but still has one of the best voices ever. And great eyes. I used to have a thing for her. Now though it seems she spent most of the movie high as a kite. Friendly, but high. One former big drug user was really well behaved. Still can't act, but he was well behaved. The true disaster on the set was this former A lister. Yep, he was A list and is now doing some tiny no budget movie. Bitter about it too. He was a complete a-hole. He had a mustache that he refused to shave. He changed lines without telling the director and the director and the actor nearly came to blows several times. He was constantly showing up on set drunk and crew members discovered a crack pipe and crack in a car that he was the only one allowed to drive.
Former almost A list actress: Joey Lauren Adams
Former big drug user: Tom Arnold
Former A list actor: Judd Nelson
March 9, 2013
This B- list mostly movie actor has spent the past 48 hours in one big orgy of women and booze. From the moment he landed, he has not spoken to his B+ list celebrity girlfriend and has just been on a rampage. he also has been telling everyone that it feels so good to be free and that he never thought he would escape.
Liam Hemsworth/Miley Cyrus
March 7, 2013
This A+ list celebrity/producer/fake rapper loves women, but he likes them to get freaky with him. One of his regulars was with her girlfriend in an adult toy shop and she kept saying no to her friend and then finally said, "___________ likes them to be like a foot long. I honestly don't know how it fits in his a**."
March 6, 2013
This former A list mostly movie actress and still a good solid B+ has been stalking her celebrity ex for the past few months. Obsessively. Things have got so bad that her friends did an intervention with her and took her cell phone away and took her out of the country too.
Cameron Diaz to Alex Rodriguez
March 4, 2008
I just think it has been awhile since I told one of my of stories. The blog was supposed to be about my life and the people I met, but it is easy to get away from that. At least for today, it is back.
After my first year of law school, I didn’t have a paying job for that summer, but decided I would head out to Los Angeles because a friend’s father was a managing partner of a law firm and was happy to have all the free help he could find. So began a miserable summer.
During college and the first year of law school I had supported myself by promoting concerts and doing a little booking of bands as well. It worked out well and gave me a nice cash income that was not necessarily all reported as accurately as it could have been.
My hope for the summer in LA was to see a bunch of new bands and basically just get drunk on Sunset every night of the week. Instead I found myself working in a firm that did and does tax law. Other than construction defect law, I can think of no other aspect of law which would make me want to kill myself more quickly. Even though I was unpaid, I was working 50 hours a week and living way out in the Valley which wasn’t very conducive to getting drunk on Sunset every night.
After about a month of this, I was done. I really wanted no more. One of the partners took pity on me and said that his wife owned a public relations firm and that they needed someone for an assignment that upcoming weekend. Basically it was a film festival of some type in Palm Springs. Yeah, I know, Palm Springs in the summer. Hot, but it was better than sitting around a backyard with my friend’s parents as they argued about the proper way to play bridge.
All I thought I was going to be doing was directing the press here and there and everywhere. Instead I spent almost 72 hours getting an education like I never though I would experience.
I was replacing someone who had an audition of all things and so could not be at the festival. Because it was last minute, and lots of persuasion, I got the job. I still keep in touch with that partner and his wife who was talked into the job by her husband.
Anyway, it turns out my job was to make sure that this multiple Academy Award nominee made it to where he needed to go. Although this A list film actor was well known, and had been nominated when I met him, he was in a kind of quiet period in his career.
From the whispers and hints and innuendo the reason for his career gap was a lot of drug use and also some serious anger management problems. I never saw the drug problem firsthand, but there was definitely something going on with my charge because he would get this glassy eyed stare and would mumble for an hour or two straight. He was speaking English, but it was so low and he mumbled so much that it was impossible to understand unless you concentrated completely and were standing 2 inches from him. Of course when you did that, you were subject to him suddenly going ballistic and screaming at you for being in his space.
For much of the previous five years I had been around more musicians than almost anyone. I had interacted with some really small guys in a van to guys on a world tour with 200 employees. But honestly, nothing prepares you for spending the weekend being a gofer for a guy who was this f**king big, in an acting sense. Not a tall guy in real life. For most of the first day I just walked around in a sense of look who I am with and being a kiss ass and feeling a little self important.
I’m not ashamed of it and if I put you in the same situation you would be the same. Now, I don’t get that way about anyone really. But, I can still recall that feeling when I met our actor if I try hard enough. I can still feel the stomach jumping and me telling myself to not screw anything up.
Most of the time my job was to shuffle our actor around to interviews. Instead of having the reporters all come to one place, the way it worked was actors and actresses had times they needed to be at a certain hotel or event and they would spend 5 or 10 minutes with a writer or photographer.
This was kind of the year before our actor hit it big again. You could sense it though. He had not done much, but the film he was there talking about paled in comparison to the questions of what he was about to start filming. One right after the other for about a year.
There were limos some of the time, but most of the time it was a hotel courtesy van and one of the biggest cell phones you ever saw glued to our actor’s ear. Apparently he could mumble into the phone and people could understand him.
If you ever have wondered where I got into the tipping thing, it was that weekend. Our actor would fill me with his life’s statements. At the time he had no children, but he was feeling paternal I guess and so in one of his life lessons he told me that you should tip everyone who does you a service including hookers. Those were his exact words. He always tipped the van drivers a $20 bill. Always. Even if it was the same guy there and back, the driver would get a $20 for each of the trips. $20 was his favorite bill. He had a stack of them and he always seemed to have more. When I went to his hotel suite to get him one morning, he had me grab a stack from the top of the television. There were about 100 of them in a stack, and he had four or five of them on the television. He just left them there all day and night. When I asked him if he was afraid they might be stolen, he asked me if I had seen his films. I said I had seen some of them. He said people had a hard time discerning real life from film and that he had no fear at all that someone would steal from him.
He was invariably polite to women but didn’t seem interested in flirting. Women would fawn over him and he would smile and be nice, but as soon as they were gone, he turned the switch off and he would go back to mumbling.
As far as his anger management issues, they were numerous. His favorite way of showing displeasure in food which he did twice over the weekend was to drop it on the floor, plates and all and ask if anyone had a dog, because he sure as hell wasn’t going to eat it. But, his dissatisfaction with the food never carried over to the server even if they got his order wrong. He always left a huge tip.
He told me that people only remember certain events in their life and that if he left a large tip, invariably that would be what people remembered about him ten years after meeting him. They would think he was generous even if he wasn’t, and the sliding the plates off the table would be recounted as humorous rather than obnoxious.
Judging by the results of future relationships he had with women, I’m not sure they ever saw the humor in his anger issues. Although he never yelled at anyone we met during the weekend, he would yell and curse constantly in about half his phone calls, and then mumble into the other half.
I remember the same morning he had me grab the stack of money he had about ten pairs of shoes lined up and to me they were all the same color and all had lifts in them. I could not tell them apart, but he literally spent twenty minutes looking at them closely before he decided on a pair. If he had a good day he explained he would keep wearing the same shoes. If he had a bad day, he would change shoes, but would try and find the next pair that would bring him good luck. I say good luck, but I get the feeling that what he wanted was a good day not filled with drama.
As the weekend went on, he became more comfortable with me and so he began to yell at me. Apparently he enjoyed being yelled at back which I did when I felt he was mistaken about something. He didn’t like people to shrink from him, and seemed to revel in the confrontation. I would never have thought of myself capable of yelling at him when I first met him, but it kind of came naturally.
One of my favorite things I took from him that weekend was that no matter what you are doing in life as long as you are excited about waking up every morning and not looking for an excuse not to get up, or do what you have to do, then you have succeeded in life. You should never feel miserable about something you can change. Great advice, which I still follow to this day. With that advice and the $2000 tip he gave me for the weekend, I found myself a place to share with about four other people for the rest of the summer and did what I wanted to do. Listened to some great bands at night and had an incredible summer.
I ran into our actor about ten years after that, and I really didn’t think he would remember me, but he did, and actually saw me before I saw him. He came up to me, and gave me a hug and then started mumbling something about his shoes. Seriously.
March 6, 2013
This C list celebrity is still trying to make a deal for naming rights to her baby. Still no takers. They think she will just call the baby another name in public and will be denied having it repeated enough. Also, they are worried that her fame will be fleeting and that they will not get enough value.
March 4, 2013
This just about A list married reality star was hanging out with a family member who is also a reality star the other day. They were attending a function at a hotel and had another person walk in to the hotel ahead of them and advised the employees that they should not speak to or attempt to speak to the reality stars. If possible, they should also try not to directly look at the reality stars. When you think about how these people got their fame, this behavior is mind boggling. Meanwhile, an A+ list mostly movie actress who I love was also there and talking to everyone and taking photos and laughing and having a great time. She also came alone.
Khloe Kardashian/Kris Jenner/Charlize Theron
March 3, 2013
A new memoir is being passed around town. It is written by this former almost A list actress from back in the day who did not do too badly in the awards department. Anyway, she has already been down this road before, so to make a buck she is having to share more family secrets. How about that a family member used to have to buy drugs for not only his dad, but also his mom and the son and the mom would do them together. Later, the so and the dad would do them together, but the new news is that the mom would do coke and meth with her son.
The thing is there will be tons of people who believe whatever answers Lindsay gives Oprah. If Oprah asks Lindsay if she has ever done drugs and Lindsay says once when I was 18, Oprah will just nod her head and move on. If Oprah doesn't challenge it, then it must be true right? The interview is a waste and all it will show is that these celebrity fluff pieces that Barbara Walters made famous pre-Oscar telecast still exist and that they have a torch bearer in Oprah. I don't understand why she would do it except for ratings. It is going to make Oprah look horrible because all of us who read tabloids will know Lindsay is lying and Oprah won't care.
I could go off all day about this interview. Oh, and as for the reality show, it is going to be a way for Dina to get the rest of the kids in front of the camera. Oh, and church. There will be church. Family meals. Lindsay speaking to a group of kids somewhere. If anyone watches this show for anything other than a quick look, it is as the principal in Billy Madison said, "Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul."
Friday, July 12, 2013
The top spot here is more for Helen Mirren and Mary Louise Parker rather than Catherine Zeta Jones.
Emily Van Camp and her boyfriend Josh Bowman head to lunch.
In real life, King Joffrey is being adorable to his pup. If it were an episode of GOT, I don't even want to think about what he would be doing to it.
Four parts today.
The negligee look must be in lately. First Victoria Beckham and Olivia Munn, who would die if she got to be as famous as Victoria Beckham.
This former A+ list mostly television actress who is now a C+ with high name recognition reached her peak on the list way back in the day when she was a teen on a very very hit network television show. Of course by then, she says she had already lost her virginity. She says she was 12. Her mom already had put her on birth control because she knew that guys would be all over her daughter on the set.
This C list mostly movie actress who has tried the celebrity route and reality star route to get famous is telling friends that her persistence has paid off and that she gets a one week tryout with this A+ list mostly movie actor later this summer.
March 2, 2013
This reality star is B list. His girlfriend is B+ list. He is a jerk. I hate them both. They were in a store the other day and decided to buy something that cost $42. Apparently they made millions of dollars last year and they decided to ask if they could have a discount. Not in a nice way either. With cameras rolling the guy asked, "Can we get a f**king discount?" The owner said no. Bless you. I would have kicked them out.
Scott Disick/Kourtney Kardashian
It's announcement time. Don't have many except to say I will be here blogging all weekend and will have plenty of reveals. If you would like to follow me on Twitter, I am @entylawyer
A few years ago I had a blind item which detailed how this A+ list mostly television actor had a thing for kiddie porn. It ruined his marriage. Although he tries to fulfill his fantasies in a safe and legal way with people who are of legal age, it is not always easy when he has to deal with someone close to him who also shares the same kink, but has actually been arrested for molesting a child. I know it is unlikely because of how things are arranged, but it does scare me that both of them have access to kids on a regular basis.
This tweener actress is mid-teens. Disney and the entire Disney family of networks has been her home. Apparently they have not taught her any manners. She yelled at a doorman this week for not opening the door for her. He was helping a woman with a package, and our tweener actress stood there waiting. When the doorman finished with the woman he came to open the door for our tweener, she said, "Next time, the other person waits. I give bigger tips."
March 2, 2013
It turns out this newly minted c-/D+ list celebrity for all the wrong reasons has way more things on film then anyone suspected. If you had drugs, she would do anything for them. Still will. She has been getting paid for sex long before she was ever legal.
Melissa King/ Former Miss Teen Delaware
This B list mostly movie actress who has tons of name recognition, but I would have a hard time thinking of the last movie she was in even though she seems to make several each year. Gorgeous. Losing her hair. In huge clumps. Is scared to cut it short though and wear a wig because her actor boyfriend likes it long. Yeah, but I bet he would like the wig better than the bald spots.
These are exclusives I have seen in the past two weeks.
Kim only bottle feeds
Kim only breast feeds
The weight of the baby
The length of the baby
The nap story
Kim's first meal after having the baby
Kanye's a hands on dad
Kanye's a hands off dad
Kanye doesn't change diapers
Kanye changes diapers
Both parents take care of the baby at night
Both parents sleep and let the night nurse handle everything
Can you hear that noise? The one that has been in the back of your head for the past two days? It is Lindsay Lohan on a 48 hour orgasm after the director of The Canyons compared Lindsay to Marilyn Monroe. He actually said Lindsay is better than Marilyn.
This A+ list celebrity/singer always tells her fans they are perfect the way they are and that beauty is on the inside and goes on and on about it. Apparently though, when it comes to her though, she makes a ton of modifications and then goes into hiding, only to emerge looking like a different person.
This A-/B+ foreign born mostly movie actress with A list name recognition is not doing much press for her latest movie. She wants to, but after a publicist sat in with her during one interview it was decided to not let her do any unless they are essential and already booked. She has trouble putting sentences together for very long and looks more like a zombie than a star.
I think there is a lot of truth to that, but I also think that you can meet someone and not be sexually attracted to them and that it can grow over time to the point where you do become sexually attracted to them.I'm not saying you were dating them while not being attracted, but just because you are not instantly attracted does not mean there is no hope. Unless you are Paris Hilton. No way anyone can truly be sexually attracted to her.
Posted by ent lawyer at 6:30 AM
When Richie appeals the verdict, which he will, the award will probably be set aside. The Communications Decency Act is what Richie relied on during his case, and it says that comments from third parties that is published on sites is protected speech and that the publisher should not be held responsible. If this verdict were allowed to stand, then every single comment on every single website would have to be moderated or verified before allowing it to be posted.
Posted by ent lawyer at 6:15 AM
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Amanda Bynes has a new procedure performed. Has a dog implanted on her face. Wards off the ugly.