Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Breaking News : O.J. Simpson Free On $125,000 Bail; Ordered To Surrender His Passport To Avoid Fleeing Charges
Simpson is due back in court in October. He may leave Las Vegas, but not the U.S.
Foxy, who is currently serving a 1 year sentence in a Rikers Island Women's Jail Facility for violating her probation, told the media (and her attorney told Judge Melissa Jackson) that the rapper was expecting and about 3 months along (and that the rapper was engaged to be married as well). The "revelation" didn't keep Brown out of jail obviously, and now the rapper's management have released a statement saying Foxy is not pregnant after all.
O.J. Simpson Facing Additional Charges Of Conspiracy To Commit Kidnapping In Las Vegas Robbery Case; Hearing Scheduled For Later Today
Simpson now faces a total of 11 counts of charges: 10 felony charges and 1 misdemeanor charge, including armed robbery, burglary and the most recently added charge of conspiracy to commit kidnapping.
If convicted on all counts, Simpson could spend the the remainder of his life in jail.
Simpson is currently being held in an 8' x 3' Las Vegas jail cell without bail.
The judge said:
The judge also ordered that custody stays at 50/50 for now, Britney and KFed can't publicly defame each other or each other's family members, corporal punishment against the kids is strictly forbidden by either parent or anyone else, both parents must complete the "Parenting Without Conflict" program and go to co-parenting counseling together. In addition, both parents must not drink or take controlled substances during the care of their children or 12 hours before taking care of their children.
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Britney's now former lawyer Laura Wasser disputes that. She says custody remains 50/50 for now and no other decisions have been made. Yesterday was Laura's last day as Britney's lawyer, where she attended a 2-hour hearing with Britney's former bodyguard. He is the "secret witness" Gloria Allred brought to Britney and KFed's custody hearing today testified about Brit's drug use and nudity after rehab. Tony Barretto, the former bodyguard, was hired when Britney got out of rehab and was fired in May 2007 because allegedly he didn't hear her when she told him to pick up her hat.
Tony said he came forward, because being a father himself he became extremely concerned for the safety of Spears' sons, Sean and Jayden.
Neither Spears' or Federline's attorneys chose to cross-examine him. His declaration went "unrefuted and unchallenged."
Upon the news of her severing ties with Spears', Laura Wasser told People Magazine , "I don't want anyone to perceive that we're dumping Britney. In a lot of attorney-client relationships, there comes a time when some fresh blood is necessary."
Spears' manager Jeff Kwatinetz has quit working for the pop princess as well.
Britney Spears' fifth studio album is set to be released on November 13, 2007.
O.J. Simpson is sitting in a Las Vegas jail at this moment. He has been charged with multiple counts of armed robbery and burglary for an incident that took place last Thursday at the Palace Station Hotel and Casino.
Simpson and his entourage allegedly demanded that sports related items and other alleged personal belongings of OJ be returned to him by setting up a vigilante style sting operation that was caught on audio tape and released to the media yesterday.
Simpson, who was acquitted in the 1995 Los Angeles criminal trial for the murders of his wife Nicole Brown-Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman, faces a minimum of 35 years in jail if convicted on all the charges he is currently facing in Vegas. He was not granted bail because prosecutors consider him a flight risk with no known ties to the Las Vegas community.
The next hearing for the case is Wednesday, where Simpson will be present and bail will more than likely be brought to the court's attention by the Defense and argued against by the Prosecutors.
Monday, September 10, 2007
Britney Spears opened last night's MTV VMA's with her new single Gimme More (see video of the performance above)
The VMA's were decent but not great. Britney Spears opened the show with an air of naughty nervousness. Although much of the press Brit is receiving around her performance is negative, I would like to say that she did fairly well (all things considered). She looks great for a mother of two and for someone who survived marriage to K-Fed-Ex. She should have danced a little more though. Her lack of confidence after a four year absence from performing on MTV showed. Otherwise, it was reasonably entertaining. Reportedly, Spears broke down and cried tears of disappointment backstage after her performance. It is reported that Sarah Silverman's jokes about the Spears-Federline children had Britney upset as well.
Alicia Keys rocked her new single No One and her remake of George Michael's Freedom '90.
During Keys' performance, Kid Rock walked up to Tommy Lee and backhand smacked him in the face right next to P. Diddy. Then, naturally, a fight broke out between the two rockers. Pamela Anderson was in attendance and caught in the middle of the war (not physically).
Nicole Scherzinger's pre-show performance with Lil Wayne of her new single Whatever U Like was fantastic. Justin Timberlake, Nelly Furtado and Timbaland's closing was great too. I also enjoyed (dare I say it) 50 Cent with JT and Timbaland doing Ayo Technology as well. Gym Class Heroes and Fall Out Boy were cool as usual. Rihanna shined performing Shut Up And Drive with Fall Out Boy.
Saturday, September 8, 2007
"I'm just jealous that I wasn't born Latina. I wish I had been because the culture is so beautiful."
Beyonce really seems to appreciate Latin culture. She has been singing in Spanish at the concerts on her tour as well.
Beyonce goes on to say:
"I noticed a big difference between speaking to all of the Latino stations and speaking to the pop stations or the other stations. With the Latino stations, there was so much love and everyone is so genuine."
Although Ms. Knowles is of African American and Creole descent, she noticed the warmth of the Latino culture. Que rico!
The 3 month pregnant rapper will likely give birth to her child in jail. She was sent back to her jail cell at the Rikers Island Rose M. Singer Center for Women in East Elmhurst, Queens. Foxy has been jailed in that same facility after being sentenced to jail on the spot by Judge Jackson during her court appearance two weeks ago.
Outside the courtroom on Centre Street, cops from New Jersey (where Foxy/Inga allegedly lied to police about her birthdate and state of residence last month) told the media that she got what she deserved. The bad news didn't end there for the rapper, who turned 29 this past Thursday. Foxy/Inga was also indicted in Kings County (Brooklyn, NY) for her alleged attack on a Brooklyn woman with a BlackBerry in May 2007. She was also indicted on charges of battery in connection with an incident at a Florida hair salon in February 2007.
Friday, September 7, 2007
Chico's older brother Eldra "El" DeBarge is also in jail. The 46-year-old former singer was arrested on August 26 for charges of domestic abuse. He's being held on $20,000 bail and has not been released yet.
Eldra "El" was the lead singer of the hot 80s groups DeBarge. They had such hits as "Rhythm of the Night" and "All This Love".
Jonathan "Chico" had a solo career with songs like "Listen To Your Man" and "No Guarantee".
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Law was released on an unspecified amount of bail and is due in court in London next month.
"I can confirm that Jude Law voluntarily attended Marylebone Police Station yesterday following an alleged incident outside his house earlier in the day. Mr. Law provided the police with a statement regarding his denials of allegations by a 'paparazzi' photographer against him and made his own allegations concerning the photographer. Jude has the utmost respect for the police and whilst this is an ongoing matter no further comment will be made."
Spears' last memorable performance at the annual awards show was in 2003 alongside former rival Christina Aguilera and mega superstar Madonna.
Reportedly, Britney will integrate an illusion by her alleged new beau magician Criss Angel into her opening act.
Rapper/mega producer Timbaland has voiced his skepticism about Spears performing at all. Timbaland is the Musical Director of this year's awards show on MTV.
Kate Hudson is said to be extremely "frustrated" by the Wilson family banning her from visiting Owen, who was released from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in California just days ago.