Tuesday, May 1, 2007

VH1 Casting For I Love New York Season 2

If Flavor Flav can do it, why not New York? Not content with 10 minutes of fame, New York is looking for those extra 5 to further prove Andy Warhol’s proclamation. Actually he re-worded that in 79’.. Lord knows what he’d do in the internet age.. “It’s the place where my prediction from the sixties finally came true: ‘In the future everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes.’ I’m bored with that line. I never use it anymore. My new line is, ‘In fifteen minutes everybody will be famous.’”
So New York is looking for another love - not sure what happened to Tango.
If anything the first season had the biggest collection of fruits and candy-asses you’d find in one room. New York places the blame on VH1 producers, this time she’s determined to have a bigger hand in the initial selection.. along with giving ‘the people’ their say in who wins the chance to make some ridiculous [hopefully memorable] TV moments.
Oh yeah, and find some love.
New York is determined to find true love.
So here’s what’s going to happen this time around: 5 contestants in her stable of studs for ILNY2 will be picked by her fans.
“I think my fans know who’s best for New York,” she says. “They better not @#%^ me over!”
The votes are clicking at I Love New York 2
With a producer’s mind - here’s my five.

Umm.. Haha.. I can’t do that. Way too many bare-chested, ‘here’s my sexy look’ men floating on my monitor. Click over.. have fun with it.

Richard Gere ‘kisses’ legal trouble

A local court ordered the arrest of Hollywood star Richard Gere on Thursday for kissing Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty at an AIDS campaign event this month saying it was an obscene act committed in public.
Gere’s repeated kisses on Shetty’s cheeks at an event to promote AIDS awareness in New Delhi sparked protests in some parts of India, mostly by Hindu vigilante groups, who saw it as an outrage against her modesty and an affront to Indian culture. The order came in response to a complaint by a local lawyer. The judge watched a video recording of Gere kissing Shetty and found him guilty of violating Indian laws against public obscenity, the lawyer, Poonam Chand Bhandari, said. The court also summoned Shilpa Shetty to appear on May 5, Bhandari said, adding that Gere was also ordered to be arrested.
Gere can be sent to jail for up to three months or fined or both for the crime if he is arrested. He is not in India now but can be held if he visits the country again.
The Hollywood star is a devout Buddhist and a vocal supporter of the Tibetan cause and visits India frequently to meet the Dalai Lama, who lives in exile in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh. He is also involved with charities looking after HIV-infected people and orphans, as well as AIDS prevention groups in the country.

'Girls Gone Wild' founder sent to jail crying

PANAMA CITY, Fla. -- Blowing his nose and wiping away tears, the multimillionaire founder of the "Girls Gone Wild" video empire pleaded guilty to contempt of court Monday and was sentenced to 35 days in jail.

Joe Francis, who was sued by seven women who were minors when filmed, apologized to the judge for yelling at the plaintiffs during settlement talks.

Monday, April 30, 2007

Firing Gonzales For All the Right Reasons

JURIST Guest Columnist Jordan Paust of the University of Houston Law Center says that amidst the political furor over the role of US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales in the firings of US Attorneys we should also remember his involvement in the development of US policy denying Geneva Conventions protection to prisoners and authorizing "coercive interrogation" outlawed by the customary and treaty-based laws of war... The chorus grows in support of removing Alberto Gonzales

Virginia governor may close gun loophole after VA Tech shootings

[JURIST] Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine [official website] said during a Tuesday radio interview that he may be able to issue an executive order to close the loophole [JURIST report] that allowed Virgina Tech gunman Seung-Hui Cho to purchase a firearm despite having been ordered [text] to receive.... more

Alec Baldwin's Threatening Message to Daughter

An enraged Alec Baldwin unleashed a volcanic tirade of threats and insults on his 11-year-old daughter, Ireland, calling her a "thoughtless little pig," and bashing her mother Kim Basinger -- and TMZ has obtained the whole thing unfiltered and raw. And we've learned, a family law judge was so alarmed after hearing the tape, she has temporarily barred Baldwin from having any contact with his child. http://www.tmz.com/2007/04/19/alec-baldwins-threatening-message-to-daughter/