Lindsay Lohan Escapes Jail Sentence Yet Again

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In spite of having arrived almost an hour late for her court appearance, Lohan’s irreverence for the judicial system was bypassed and yet again, escaped a jail term.  Lohan seems to have escape powers that even Houdini couldn’t have gathered.

Lohan pleaded no contest to the charges of reckless driving and lying to police then, plea bargained her way into 18 months of psychological therapy, 30 days of community service and 90 days of locked-down rehab.

It is reported that Lohan feels no need for rehab but, struck the deal because it was a better bet to be kept under lock and key in a swank, posh, rehab center with all of the ammenities at her beck and call than going into a jail cell.  Lohan knows how to play the system to her advantage even when the odds are stacked against her.

Lohan managed to escape a contempt of court charge as well after having chosen to skip her pre-arranged flight back to L.A. from NY which would have seen her back in time for her court appearance.  Instead, she chose to stay behind and party at a club.  Reportedly, after scrambling to reschedule on a second flight, Lohan left the plane, citing she felt it “unsafe”.  Turned out that Lohan was right as there was a minor fuel leak which saw the plane have to make a pit-stop to re-fuel.  However, taking yet a third flight via a private jet, courtesy of pal, Mr. Pink, cut her time short and she entered the court nearly an hour late.

If that wasn’t enough for the star who couldn’t seem to keep her eyes open during her court appearance after her self-chosen, luxury red-eye flight, she was hard-headed enough to try to get to a night club in Hollywood several hours after having been sentenced to a 90 day lock-down rehab stay that she doesn’t feel that she needs.

Paparazzi short circuited her plans with extra coverage and attention, causing her to not be able to enter the club.

What will it take for the courts to realize that this young woman is feeling herself above and beyond the powers of the law and slap her wrists with cuffs, shoving her behind bars?  Is Lohan invincible?

Next infraction, and there’s sure to be another one, some judge had better grow a pair and stick this woman in a jail cell to learn her lesson the hard way or, there could be serious consequences for someone else.

 

 

 

It’s About Time Elisabeth Hasselbeck Got The Boot

Elisabeth Hasselbeck from ABC's The View, may not be invited back after her contract runs out this season.  Cited as "too mouthy and too right-winged" for audience's tastes.  Photo via Newscom

Elisabeth Hasselbeck from ABC’s The View, may not be invited back after her contract runs out this season. Cited as “too mouthy and too right-winged” for audience’s tastes.
Photo via Newscom

Elisabeth Hasselbeck, a former Survivor show contestant turned co-host on ABC’s “The View”, has been rumored to have been given the boot from her seat on the panel of the hit daytime tv talk-opinion show and, it’s about time.

ABC has not formally announced Hasselbeck’s departure but, it’s well-known that they will not be renewing her contract at the end of this season.

Other sources have stated that Hasselbeck was far too outspoken and right winged for the show and wasn’t bringing in viewers.  As a matter of fact, her overly zealous, extremely right-winged, unrestrained personal beliefs might be driving viewers away in hordes.

Hasselbeck’s highly conservative and pro-right wing stances have been noted strongly on a daily basis amongst viewers. Her forthright manner in presenting her personal political and other beliefs were akin to a bull in a china shop, ramming her personal political beliefs down viewer’s throats in a non-abashed way.

When push came to shove, Hasselbeck didn’t hold back her viewpoints and wound up getting former “The View” co-host Rosie O’Donnell the boot from her seat on the panel. ABC execs took Hasselbeck’s under their protective wing and ousted O’Donnell instead when clearly, both were at fault for their “cat fight”.  No doubt, O’Donnell has a mouth and had her fair share of controversy and fights with “The View” but, Hasselbeck’s immature over-confidence and expression of her very narrowed opinions have far exceeded anyting O’Donnell had said.  O’Donnell is halo-less but, Hasselbeck appeared to have gained immunity from ABC for her rather nauseous, overbearing opinions and heavily slanted right winged opinions.

Comedienne Kathy Griffin targeted by The View's, Elisabeth Hasselbeck.

Comedienne Kathy Griffin targeted by The View’s, Elisabeth Hasselbeck.

Comedienne, Kathy Griffin had been a guest on The View, the day after the famous O’Donnell-Hasselbeck show-down.  Hasselbeck made it a point to show her immaturity with Griffin, on Live Television by refusing to stand or greet Griffin as the other panelists all did.  Griffin had made a joke about Hasselbeck (as she has done with a lot of different celebrities) but, Hasselbeck launched into an infantile attack on Griffin, showing both her lack of professionalism as well as her ill-formed emotional status.

Griffin later recounted the entire debacle to Shock Radio Host, Howard Stern on his radio show, saying that the joke was simply a joke and she had tried to shake hands with Elisabeth who was having no part of it and mimicked kicking her in the butt when her (Griffin’s) back was turned.  The interview with Griffin, clearly showed Griffin’s dislike for Hasselbeck’s attitude.

Janeane Garofalo, spouts off about Elisabeth Hasselbeck and her lack of intelligence, labelling her as "anti-intellectual".

Janeane Garofalo, spouts off about Elisabeth Hasselbeck and her lack of intelligence, labelling her as “anti-intellectual”.

Also disenchanted with Hasselbeck is comedienne-actress, Janeane Garofalo.  Garofalo spoke out with her opinion of The View’s co-host in this interview with Rosie O’Donnell.

“It’s clear to me that she (Hasselbeck) is anti-intellectual,” Garofalo states.  “She’s not a particularly compassionate person…sure she can cry if someone reminds her of herself.  And…and…her ridiculous take on religion…uh…which is not about being inclusive…not about…uh…giving of oneself…she…prefers the punishing God and that’s just because she’s just a very limited person.  She has a lot of limitations as most people of that mind-set do.  It’s a mindset…that I don’t know if it’s nature or nurture or both.  I don’t know if you’re born that way or made that way but, when that switch is flipped on…maybe, in adolesence…or something that happens to you…I don’t know what makes someone a Rush Limbaugh fan.”

Not a very flattering view of Hasselbeck but, Garofalo certainly isn’t alone in that sentiment.

Sportscaster, news reporter and tv personality, Erin Andrews became victim to yet another of Hasselbeck’s aired opinions on Andrews’ stalker situation.  Hasselbeck had demeaned Andrew’s entire stalker fears and incident by commenting and insinuating that Andrews’ costumes on Dancing With The Stars were too skimpy and almost nude, leaving the viewers to question whether she was actually saying that Andrews had invited the stalking.

It was shortly followed by Hasselbeck having called Andrews to “apologize”, urged by her 5-year-old daughter.  The crew on Good Morning America discusses the incident on this clip.    

Suffice it to say that Hasselbeck’s mouth, opinions and political views have been the cause of her likely dismissal from the panel of The View.

One can only hope this overly opinionated, mouthy young woman, will find her head shrinking back to size as it seems to have grown too big for her shoulders and any placement elsewhere on television.  She just may have had her moment in the spot light and blown it.

Someone show her a roll of duct tape and how to use it to prevent her from hurting herself and others further.

Wynonna Judd Follows Kirstie Alley’s Dancing Footsteps Dancing With The Stars

Wynonna Judd

Country singer, Wynonna Judd has keenly followed actress, Kirstie Alley’s remarkable makeover and achievements while participating in ABC’s reality dancing show, “Dancing With The Stars” and, has signed up as a contestant on the show’s 16th season this year.

The show starts it’s season premiere episode March 18, 2013 with another star-studded cast and rounds of tortuous training and hard elimination rounds.

Judd has already prepared herself for what to expect by talking to former contestant, Kirstie Alley.  As an overweight, 60-something, Alley went on to be a contestant twice on DWTS and lost a ton of weight, becoming fit and trim.

“When I talked to Kirstie (Alley), she said, ‘You know what? It’ll be the
most fun you’ll ever have, and it’ll be the hardest you’ll ever work. She said
it absolutely put a fire under her butt and a pep in her step,” Judd said to interviewers.

“My lungs and diaphragm are absolutely intact and ready to go, and like the
Army, I can deploy in seconds. Look, I’ve sung on the back of a flatbed truck
and at the Kennedy Center with Marvin Hamlisch and a 60-piece orchestra.
I’ve been on the tallest of mountains and in the lowest of valleys. You just get
to a point where you’re so conditioned.”

Judd will turn 49 years old in May of this year, a farcry from Kirstie Alley’s age of 60 years when she had her first season on the show for Season 12 in 2011.  She was 61 years of age for Season 15 All Stars in 2012.

Judd, self-admittedly, had “let herself go” after her husband’s motorcycle accident where he lost a leg.  She became a caregiver, wife, and mother to her husband and kids and let her own self-care go.  She’s raring to get herself back into shape and feel better about herself and within herself.

It isn’t about the numbers on a scale or the label of clothing that Judd is concerned with.  It appears that she’s more focused on getting herself back to taking care of herself for health and emotional reasons.  It’s about feeling good about self and within self.

Judd admitted publicly that she knows that, “this is going to be like going into boot camp for me, because I don’t get to rest a whole lot in terms of movement,” she’s stated.

“When I’m touring and I get off the bus, I’ll meet anybody; seriously, I’m like Miss America. And Kirstie said, ‘Wynonna, you’re really going to have to focus on yourself.’ That was probably the biggest piece of information I needed. My kids are already saying, ‘Oh, it’s spring break! We want to come out and see you.’ And I’m like, ‘Sure, we’ll go to Malibu’.  And, then I think, ‘Wait a minute. I probably won’t be able to get out of bed, I’ll be so sore. I’m really going to have to put myself first, which may seem to some to be a selfish thing, but it’s about self-care. I think that’s what Kirstie taught me.  And everyone who is watching is going to know me so much more than they ever did.”

One look at Kirstie Alley “Before And After (DWTS)” shots is a story and of itself as to what perserverance and determination can do.

Kirstie Alley beforeafter

Plagiarism Is Illegal: Pope Benedict XVI Post Stolen

They say that “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” but, plagiarism is not.  It’s theft and it’s illegal.

Unfortunately, my most recent post, “Is Pope Benedict XVI A Rebel” has been plagiarized.  It’s been re-posted in its entirety, word for word, photo by photo, into what seems to be some sort of site that captures and posts anything written with the word “pope” in its tags/title.  That also includes designers and other articles/sites that have nothing to do with the pontiff.

The plagiarizing site “Poperesigns.net” may be operating out of some type of software that automatically copies blog posts, articles or site content that comes across an RSS Feed with the keyword “Pope” in it and automatically posts the entire article or post with a link-back to the originating site/blog. 

This is not to be considered a “ping-back” as the entry has been copied in its entirety, not just a portion of it and, the link-back as a “source” is not considered a “source link” but, rather a total plagiarized version of the original article.

I have given the site operators/owners 24 hours to remove my article from their site.  If they do not comply with my request, I will be contacting DMCA and having this pursued further.

There was no request from the site to re-post my blog with a back link nor, was there any follow-up communication from the owner.  There are many other’s works who have had their pieces stolen on this site as well.

I urge all bloggers to keep track of their entries.  Stay vigilant because you never know who is stealing your hard thought-out words for their own purposes.

This is not flattery.  This is theft and it is illegal.

Any further suggestions would be appreciated.

I wouldn’t be surprised to see this entry plagiarized as well since it contains the word, “pope” in it….which will also prove that this is an automated steal.