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Lindsay Lohan is a Free Woman

#GoodLuckLindsay

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Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner ended Lindsay Lohan’s probation on Thursday, March 29 in Los Angeles, California. Judge Sautner had imposed a series of strict probation requirements including cleanup duty at a local morgue and counseling sessions last year. Satisfied that Lindsay had met all the requirements by Thursday’s deadline, Judge Sautner lifted her probation thereby bringing an end to four years of legal woes after a 2007 drink driving arrest.

The ecstatic actress thanked Judge Sautner, she said, “I just want to say thank you for being fair. It’s really opened a lot of doors for me.” Lindsay was seen letting out a sigh of relief as she exited the courtroom after the brief hearing.

Judge Sautner advised the problem-prone Lindsay, “You need to live your life in a more mature way, stop the nightclubbing and focus on your work.” Lindsay’s spokesman, Steve Honig, told the press, “Lindsay is ending one chapter and starting the next,” he said. “She is very eager to get back on set and dive into her next few projects.”

Lindsay remains on informal probation until May 2014 for taking a necklace without permission last year.

Kim Kardashian’s Divorce to be Televised

#KeepingUpWithTheLegalProceedings

If you thought Kim Kardashian’s wedding was over-hyped, you’ll want to stay away from the television again this summer. Her divorce proceedings from Kris Humphries are likely to be televised, according to sources at Hollywood Life. This is because California has an open policy on popular court cases, as highlighted by the OJ Simpson and Lindsay Lohan cases, respectively.

It looks like the case will be dragged out as “there are no divorce settlement talks going on,” a source close to Kris confessed. He wants to annul the marriage based on the claim of fraud. “Kim had no intention to stay married to him and she just got married to make money,” the source continued. “He and his team wouldn’t go forward if they didn’t believe that they could prove this [in court.]”

As a result, the Kardashian family will be summoned to testify about the validity of Kim and Kris’ marriage meaning the trial is likely to go on for weeks, says family attorney Vikki Zeigler.

What a sorry mess.

Grandmother Attacked at Chuck E. Cheese

#Crime

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If you’re feeling a little disheartened at the state of humanity today, you will want to look away now. An elderly woman was assaulted at her grandchild’s birthday party after she told diners at the next table to stop swearing. The fight happened this week at a Chuck E. Cheese (!!) joint in Dearborn, Michigan. After the grandmother told them to “keep the swearing down” the diners reacted violently. As she describes it, “It got into a confrontation where they came across at our table and a number of us were assaulted and the table flipped and I ended up underneath of that.”

The grandmother, who wishes to remain anonymous, was taken to hospital and treated for bruising. The attackers identity is still unknown and if they find him it is likely he will be charged with assault. The grandmother told Fox 2, “I don’t think it was alcohol-related. I think it was just their particular demeanor.”

An alarming number of people have no respect for others these days. It used to be considered common sense that you would watch your behavior and language when in public, especially around children. Now people seem to think it’s their ‘right’ to act however they please.

Robert Kardashian Defends Khloe Kardashian From Beyond The Grave

#WeAreFamily

Robert Kardashian has spoke from beyond the grave to defend his daughter, Khloe Kardashian, amid the paternity scandal. Robert’s ex-wife and widow Jan Ashley and Ellen Kardashian respectively, have told Star magazine Robert confided in them that Khloe is not his biological daughter. “Khloe is not his kid — he told me that after we got married,” Jan, the woman who married Robert after Kris Jenner, revealed in this week’s issue. “He just kind of looked at me and said [it] like it was a matter of fact. He said, ‘Well, you know that Khloe’s not really a Kardashian, don’t you?'” She concludes, “And I said…’OK,’ and that was it.”

Once the mainstream media got their hands on this story it quickly spiraled out of control, prompting Khloe and Kris to release separate statements about the validity of the allegations. An irate Khloe took to Twitter on Wednesday, saying, “The audacity you have to mention my father’s name like this! Should be ashamed of urself! I let a lot of things slide but this one is really low… YOU ARE DISGUSTING! (yes you know who YOU are).”

Kris took it a step futher and made an appearance on Good Morning America yesterday. She slammed Jan and Ellen’s story, insisting, “It just gets weirder and weirder: I have never heard such crap in my life. I mean, I was there! I gave birth, I know who the dad was.” She continued, “Everything’s good. We’re all good — don’t worry about it,” adding Khloe’s fair hair color to her sister’s dark colors have made for a long-running “family joke” regarding her paternity.

Finally, the Daily Mail have obtained court documents Robert submitted to a judge in 1999 stating he had four biological children – Kourtney, Kim, Khloe and Rob with former wife Kris. He filed the declaration when he was trying to annul his marriage to second wife Jan, saying he doesn’t want to have any children with her. Robert leaves no room for misunderstandings in the declaration, he says, ‘I decided that since I already had four biological children, I did not wish to have any more.’

Khloe shouldn’t direct all of her anger at Jan and Ellen, she should save some for mother dearest. Kris wrote a book earlier this year where she revealed she had affairs during her marriage to Robert. Kris willingly opened her family up to these kind of allegations. By gaining a quick buck, in one of the most salacious ways possible, she has caused an unimaginable amount of pain to her daughter.

Lady Gaga Is Being Sued For Unpaid Wages

#LegalDrama

Lady Gaga is being sued by her former personal assistant, Jennifer O’Neill. Jennifer is claiming Lady Gaga’s touring company, Mermaid Touring Inc. owe her $379,000 for unpaid overtime as she was “figuratively, if not literally, always at her side.” The complaint reads as follows,

“Plaintiff worked as a personal assistant to defendant’s principal, an internationally recognized entertainer and pop singer-songwriter. As such, she attended to the principal’s needs not only in her home, but also during her travels for her global concert tours, from city to city throughout the world, at locales including stadiums, private jets, fine hotel suites, yachts, ferries, trains and tour buses. Plaintiff was always behind the scenes, and figuratively, if not literally, always at her side.”

Jennifer is arguing she worked over forty hours in a working week but did not receive premium pay for the hours worked in excess of forty hours. The complaint goes onto make allegations about Lady Gaga working Jennifer into the ground,

“Specifically, in lending assistance to defendant in routine and mundane everyday matters, plaintiff was on duty during all hours of each twenty-four (24) day [sic], with no entitlement to breaks, for meals or otherwise, or, at times, even sleep. Plaintiff was responsible for maintaining defendant’s principal on her desired schedule from the earliest waking hour, for being responsive to the slightest need throughout the day, and for addressing spontaneous, random matters in the middle of the night. In sum, she was expected to be working and/or on call every hour of every day.”

Jennifer herself has said, “(I) worked 512 overtime hours in early 2009 for which she was not compensated, and 6,656 overtime hours from February 5, 2010 through March 5, 2011 for which she was not compensated.” She spoke about also seeking, “an amount equal to those unpaid overtime wages in the form of liquidated damages, as well as attorneys’ fees and costs of this action.”

However, a spokeswoman for Lady Gaga told the NY Post the law suit is “completely without merit.”

We don’t know what to make of this. Both of them are at fault here. Jennifer must have known that acting as a personal assistant to a pop star would require complicated working hours. They are notorious for being difficult and to be quite frank, it’s expected. With that, Lady Gaga should buck up and pay her. There are no excuses for a woman of her fame and bank balance.

Leighton Meester’s Mother Drops Lawsuit Against Her

#Legal

Who would’ve thought that Leighton Meester’s world could suck? Hit television show? Check. Budding movie career? Check. Beautiful? Check. Your mother suing you? Check, check, check. Leighton’s mother, Constance Meester, has dropped a lawsuit against her daughter claiming that Leighton owes her $10,000 a month for managing her through her company, Intentional Productions, Inc. Leighton insists there was never any contractual agreements regarding money between her mother and herself. As a result of this turn of events, Constance will not be able to claim any of the money that Leighton earns.

Will this mother and daughter relationship ever be the same again? So sad to think about. Parent’s living through their children is precisely what contributed to the downfall of the likes of Lindsay Lohan and Macaulay Culkin.

Brody and Avril Get Into a Bar Brawl

#BustUp

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Brody Jenner earned boyfriend points for himself by defending Avril Lavigne in a fight which erupted in Los Angeles, California on the evening of Saturday, November 5. The couple spent the first part of their evening at the Chateau Marmont before heading onto the Hotel Roosevelt where trouble flared. Before heading out Brody tweeted, “Having the best night with the love of my life @AvrilLavigne so happy right now!! .. #Movember CRUSH!! haha” No more than 7 hours later, he would be tweeting about spending the night in a hospital.

Shortly after arriving at the Hotel Roosevelt, Avril got into a fight with another woman. It quickly escalated and Brody stepped in to defend his petite girlfriend only to be hit over the head with a glass bottle by an unknown attacker. Sources at TMZ have reported that hotel security broke up the fight and detained Brody and the attackers. Police were called and they listed Brody as the victim of an assault with a deadly weapon. Brody was the only one involved in the fight who spoke to police. Avril, and the attackers, had fled the scene by the time the police arrived. Brody gallantly refused medical attention for his cracked head and went to the hospital on his own.

Seven hours later after his first tweet, Brody told his followers, “Interesting Saturday night… Just got of the hospital with a new scar on my face.. Charges/chargers!!!”

Below are pictures of Brody and Avril leaving the Chateau Marmont before heading onto Hotel Roosevelt.

Mug Shots are the New Head Shots for Lindsay Lohan

#Linsanity

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Some people collect stamps. Or coins. Baseball cards. Movie posters. Lindsay Lohan collects mug shots. In fact this one is her fifth mug shot in four years! Lindsay was temporarily held in custody on Wednesday, October 19 after Judge Stephanie Sautner revoked her probation for failing to attend court-ordered community service. Lindsay was released on $100,000 bail and is due back in court on November 2nd to find out whether she will be sentenced to jail (for the millionth time) or if she’ll be allowed to continue on with her probation terms.

Jail is not the place for Lindsay. She should be locked away in a rehabilitation center in the middle of the Indian ocean. Lindsay needs to be kept thousands of miles away from the enablers in her life for a long period of time. Only then will she be able to make positive changes to her life.

Celebrity Hacker Apologizes

#CelebrityHacking

The man charged with hacking into the phones of celebrities such as Scarlett Johansson and Mila Kunis apologized on Thursday, saying he became addicted to prying into the private affairs of public figures. Christopher Chaney spoke to Fox television affiliate WAWS at a press conference in Jacksonville, Florida about his motive behind the hackings. “It started as curiosity and it turned into just being addicted to seeing behind the scenes of what was going on with these people you see on the big screen every day.” He added, “I was almost relieved months ago when they came in and took my computer…because I didn’t know how to stop.”

Christopher offered his “deepest” apologies to the celebrities he hurt, “I deeply apologize,” he said. “I know what I did was probably one of the worst invasions of privacy someone could experience. I am not trying to escape what I did.” However, he insisted he had no intention of selling any information or pictures and even turned down offers from a third party, “I wasn’t attempting to break into e-mails and get stuff to sell or purposefully put on the internet. I never wanted to sell or release any images.”

Christopher will be transported to Los Angeles to begin his criminal trial.

Kim Accused of Copying Jewelry Designs

#Fashion

Alexis, left; Kim, right

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Kim Kardashian is not winning any friends in the fashion world. Jewelry designer Alexis Bittar has accused Kim of copying his designs for her own jewelry line, Belle Noel. Alexis is renowned for his diamond encrusted chunky statement pieces. Kim’s debut line just happens to include a few pieces that are definitely inspired by Alexis’ work. Alexis has vowed to never lend pieces to her again and released a statement to Alexa, the fashion magazine of the New York Post.

In the reality TV world, there are so many people coming out with lines to capitalize on their TV shows. They are not designers and they are just stealing. I passed the Dash pop up store on Broadway, and I saw that Kim’s pieces were very similar to mine, and she definitely has been taking note (of my designs). The tricky thing is that we have sent pieces to Kim in the past to wear, so now I have told my staff we cannot send anything to her. She was definitely influenced by my designs without a doubt.

But the rather interesting twist to this story is that Alexis admits he will not be filing a copyright infringement lawsuit against Kim. “You have to be very careful to pick and choose your battles,” Alexis said. “I haven’t talked to Kim about it, the truth is she might not even know. She might be so far removed from it (the design process), and her designers just go shopping and knock things off. But we are definitely not lending to Kim any more, she has been barred.”

Fashion insiders are speculating that Alexis wouldn’t win a lawsuit anyway; Alexis’ work is not original nor groundbreaking because there are too many designers who produce encrusted jewelry. If he is going to sue Kim, he would have to sue them all.

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