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Crazy Sentencing

Well we all heard the story of 21 year Aaron Billington, the pastry chef who vandalised Jamiroquai’s front man JayKay’s Ferrari Enzo right?  Well Mr Billington was sentanced today to 20 weeks jail time, he was punished for not answering bail, leaving a B&B without paying and inflicting £10,000 worth of damage to Jay Kay’s sports car.

The damaged motor

The damaged motor

It seems Aaron Billington isn’t that bright but that’s not the reason I’m writing this.  The reason is these unbalanced sentences being handed out as it seems if you damage someones property that carries a heftier punishment than if you were to damage an actual human being.  This is what I think is crazy, Aaron Billington probably would have been better off popping Jay Kay in the face than attacking his car… It’s crazy.  Also let me point out that in no way am I condoning violence I’m just making a point, I also rather like Jay Kay so wouldn’t want anyone hitting him anyway. 

The law definately seems to favour property over people and celebrity over the unknown.  Someone please tell me how this is fair?

April 16, 2009 Posted by | News | , , , , | 2 Comments

Sleaze Jack Tweed Convicted

Jade Goody’s new hubby Jack Tweed was convicted today of assaulting a 50 year old taxi driver.  Jack who is currently on probation for assaulting a 16 year old boy with a golf club will be sentenced later this month.  If this was any other normal defendant they would have been sent straight back inside to finish serving their term but as we all know stupid Jack Straw intervened and allowed Jack to not only be released early only but allowed him to have his tag removed for his wedding day. 

Local lout

Local lout

Jack is a common thug who threatened to stab a taxi driver for asking for the fare to be paid in advance, which is totally normal when taking visibly drunk passengers, Jack also tried to lift the handbrake while the care was in motion. 

Jack Tweed is currently riding the ‘my wife is dying’ bandwagon and using this as an excuse to get away with his crimes, why Jade married this idiot is beyond me but hopefully Jack won’t keep getting away with what his doing and he will finally have to face up to his actions.

Max Clifford waded in after Jacks guilty verdict and said Jade will be very upset by this news… stating the obvious there Max.

March 3, 2009 Posted by | News | , , | Leave a comment

Why It’s Hard To Be Sympathetic

Reality star Jade Goody is said to have only weeks to live and is currently gracing the front pages of British tabloids daily.  We are being smothered with stories of Jade’s heartache, strength, legacy, marriage, life, kids and so on which is fine but this bombardment is more annoying than tugging at my heart strings.

This weekend Jade was on the news as her neighbours are beginning to tire of the constant barrage of press outside their homes.  Jade was seen screaming “I’ll be dead in a month”.  These are the quotes we’ve been getting from Jade of late, “I’m ready for heaven”, “give me a pill or injection”, “kill me now”.  Why these quotes and why does she feel the need to spend every last second of her life in front of the press.

Many stars have had cancer or have it now and choose to spend what time they have with their loved ones, they concentrate on healing and trying to fight.  Think of Kylie, Anastasia or even poor Patrick Swayze now, these stars have and had their priorities straight.  Jade’s obsession with fame is sickening and somewhat pathetic.

 

Fading Star?

Fading Star?

Last week Miss Goody became Mrs Jack Tweed after marrying her felon Essex yob boyfriend, 21.  Jack was in prison for assault but was granted an early release to spend time with his dying girlfriend.  Jack was given a curfew of 7pm and fitted with an ankle tag which was then taken off so he could spend his wedding night with his wife.  Jade is now pleading with parole officers and government officials to have his tag taken off permanently so he can spend time with his dying wife. 

I may be coming across completely heartless to you all right now but I can only think of what I would be doing in this situation.  The press seem to be painting Jack Tweed in an angelic light, this is a person who assaulted a boy with a golf club… classy and who had cheated on Jade numerous times, does this 21 year old really have Jade’s interests at heart?  Well now that they’re married he is entitled to 50% of everything if indeed she does die.

I’m finding it incredibly hard to feel sorry for Jade as it seems she is still making the same poor choices that she has been making her whole life.  If she does only have weeks to live maybe it’s not the best idea to have camera’s following you 24/7 or constantly giving interviews, maybe time with your boys out of the spotlight would be a good idea.  Until Jade realises what’s important and shows she has evolved as a person I will reserve my sympathies for those who deserve it.

March 2, 2009 Posted by | General, News | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What’s the deal with Chris Brown?

So Chris Brown allegedly flipped out and beat Rihanna, the real question here is has he done it before?  For this to be so public and so out of control Chris would have had to have been on some serious drugs or this wasn’t the first time he’s attached her before. 

Chris Brown who has already had two hit albums and numerous sponsorship and commercial deals under his belt at just 19 years old is seeing his career crumble around him.  His squeaky clean image of no drink or drugs is coming back to bite him on the ass, lets face it no one would bat an eyelid if it was 50 cent in Chris’ place, but Chris Brown it’s just shocking.

Fallen star

Fallen star

Neither Chris or Rihanna have made statements and both are currently in hiding.  Chris is currently in hiding at the Hard Rock Hotel in Vegas and Rihanna is M.I.A. staying with friends.  The silence needs to be broken and one of them need to make an appearance soon because rumourville is getting out of hand.

February 12, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, News, Showbiz | , | Leave a comment

Chris Brown Arrested for Assault

It seems music’s most stylish and sexy couple havecrash landed in dramaville.  On Saturday night at Clive Davis’ Pre-Grammys party, Rihanna and Chris Brown got into a huge blowout which resulted in the missus being hospitalized.

Turbulant Times

Turbulent Times

Apparently the fight erupted as the couple were leaving and getting into their car.  Rihanna was left with visible injuries and Chris Brown left the scene and Rihanna to call 911.  Rihanna’s car was seen parked outside LA’s Cedars Sinai Medical Centre at around 3am Sunday morning.

A warrent was issued for Chris Brown’s arrest Sunday morning and at 6.30pm yesterday Chris Brown turned himself in.

If this story is true and Chris Brown really is a woman beater, his career will be severely damaged.  Not only has he hit a woman but he hit Rihanna the biggest woman in music right now.  Let’s wait for the fallout.

February 9, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, Music, News, Showbiz | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Chelsy Don’t

So Prince Harry and his party girl Chelsy Davy have split up.  Most of today’s paper don the face of a rather orange looking Chelsy and often refer to her as a beauty.  Let me draw your attention to this…

Beauty?

Beauty?

Is this really a beauty?  Even for the Royal family we would have to really really squint for her to look good.
Chelsy Davy a modern day Monet!

January 27, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, News, Showbiz | , , , | Leave a comment

Evil Mother Jailed

Sicko “mother” Karen Matthews has been sentenced to 8 years in Jail for her part in the abduction of her daughter 8 year old Shannon.   Karen’s accomplice in this crime Michael Donovan or Paul Drake as he was also known was also sentenced to 8 years at Leeds Crown Court.

Jailed

Jailed

Shannon Matthews went missing last February for 24 days after her mother and Donovan hatched a plan to kidnap Shannon and claim the reward money which they thought would see them rich or so they thought.  Karen Matthews had thought of this evil plan after seeing the press and rewards offered for missing Madeleine McCann.

Karen Matthews is a product of this new underclass who would prefer to steal and claim benefits rather than even contemplate the idea of doing a full days graft.  This new trend is breading evil, terror and ASBOs.

January 23, 2009 Posted by | News | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Kelly’s (NOT) Got Talent

Well it was exactly a week ago news broke that Kelly Brook was to become the 4th judge on hit ITV1 show ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ alongside Piers Morgan, Simon Cowell and Wort-face but how thing change. 

Today Kelly has been asked to leave the show, the ultimate humiliation.

Axed

Axed

 Apparently Kelly as a forth judge didn’t fit the shows format, funny that, as on all the other talent shows 4 judges has worked perfectly.

Was there in-house fighting, we all know Amanda “wort-face” Holden wasn’t pleased, also Ant and Dec were not too happy either as they found out about Kelly’s addition along with everyone else on the first day of the Manchester auditions last Tuesday…  couldn’t be good for their egos.

There is also a chance that Kelly is just not very bright and although she looks great may not have that much to give opinion wise.  Let’s not forget Kelly was sacked from Channel 4’s ‘Big Breakfast’ for being dim and not having personality.

Kelly has been publicly dumped yet again but not all is lost she has a hot boyfriend and looks pretty damn good in a bikini.  Maybe Kelly should just stick to bikini modelling… something so pretty doesn’t have to speak.

You can catch Kelly in her limited run role as guest 4th judge this spring when the Manchester auditions are aired on ITV1

January 20, 2009 Posted by | Britain's Got Talent, Entertainment, News | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New Britain’s Got Talent Judge

Britain’s Got Talent has taken the lead from The X Factor and added a new hottie to the Judges table.  Amanda ‘wort face’ Holden may have been the golden girl in the past season’s of the Simon Cowell led hit ITV show but a new broad is in town. 

Kelly Brook has been confirmed as a new 4th judge of the hit show… lets see if she gets the seat next to the man himself.

New Judge

New Judge

In the summer Cheryl Cole was added to ‘The X Factor’ lineup and it completely changed her career, she has now become a British National treasure.  Adding Kelly to the lineup of ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ is seen to be an attempt to re-create that magic. 

What will Amanda think?..

January 13, 2009 Posted by | Britain's Got Talent, Entertainment, News, TV | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Brits Lead the Show

It was a great night at the Golden Globes for British film last night.  ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ bagged 4 awards including Best Picture and Best Director for Danny Boyle.  Slumdog, which opened in the UK last Friday an tells the story of a boy in India (Dev Patel) who appears on its version of ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire’ as he reaches the final question he is arrested.

Kate Winslett represented for the Brit Ladies winning Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress for her roles in ‘Revolutionary Road’ and ‘The Reader’.  Kate gave a very emotional speech and was a deserving winner, let’s hope its her time come the Oscars.

Best Supporting Actor

Best Supporting Actor

Best Actor went to Mickey Rourke for ‘The Wrestler’ and Best Supporting to a very deserving Heath Ledger for his final role as the Joker in ‘Batman: The Dark Night’.  Heath Ledger died from and accidental overdose last January and has been tipped as a favourite to win the Oscar for his outstanding role.

For the full list of Movie winners please see below.

MOVIES

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
Slumdog Millionaire

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
Kate Winslet, Revolutionary Road

BEST MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Vicky Cristina Barcelona

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Colin Farrell, In Bruges

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Sally Hawkins, Happy-Go-Lucky

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
Kate Winslet, The Reader

BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE
Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire

BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE
Slumdog Millionaire

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
WALL-E

BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE
”The Wrestler,” The Wrestler (Bruce Springsteen)

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE
Slumdog Millionaire

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Waltz With Bashir (Israel)

January 12, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, News, Showbiz | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment