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Archive for the ‘updates’ Category

Balfour may walk

Posted by gnn1 on Saturday, 8 November 2008

Jennifer Hudson and Julia King must be nervous.

William Balfour, the only suspect in the Hudson/King slayings may be out of jail Monday.  He’s currently held on paraole violations (still unnamed as far as I can tell) and has a hearing Monday to determine if he did violate terms of parole.  If he didn’t, he could walk a free man from the hearing.

Police would have to formally charge him in the triple homicide at that point to keep him behind bars.  Assuming they have evidence to make such a charge legal.

Of course, if Balfour is found to have violated his parole, he returns to prison.

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Turning really sour lemons into lemonade, Hudson style

Posted by gnn1 on Friday, 31 October 2008

Jennifer Hudson’s family has established a charity fund in the wake of the horrific triple murders of her mother, brother, and nephew.

The Hudson-King Foundation’s purpose is “to to care for the needs of families who have lost relatives to a violent crime. This encompasses their basic needs of food, clothing and shelter, as well as grief counseling.”

Donations can be sent to:
Hudson-King Foundation
c/o Abrams Garfinkel Margolis Bergson, LLP
Attn: William L. Abrams, Esq.
237 West 35th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10001


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Gale Harold to go home

Posted by gnn1 on Friday, 31 October 2008

It’s being reported that Gale harold will be released from hospital on halloween!  He’s looking at a 6-8 week recovery time for his shoulder but it looks like all else is good!

Posted in Celebs - Male, news, updates | Tagged: | 1 Comment »

Hudson’s nephew confirmed killed, second person may be involved

Posted by gnn1 on Thursday, 30 October 2008

Police have confirmed that the body of a 7 year old boy found in the vehicle associated with Julian King’s Amber Alert is indeed the nephew of singer-actress Jennifer Hudson.

Police are questioning if William Balfour, being held for parole violations from a 1999 attempted murder conviction and the prime suspect in the triple murders, is the only person involved.

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Update to the ‘IRS’ phishing email

Posted by gnn1 on Monday, 19 November 2007

The IRS now has an email address to send those phishing messages to.  I recommend you do so in order to help them shut down the phishers.  If you use Gmail, forward the email to the IRS before you click ‘report phishing’.  Once you click that you are unable to forward it.

The IRS cautions that it does not initiate email contact with any member of the public, EVER!!

Here are the instructions for forwarding:

The good news is that you can help shut down these schemes and prevent others from being victimized. If you receive a suspicious e-mail that claims to come from the IRS, you can relay that e-mail to a new IRS mailbox, phishing@irs.gov

Here is my original post:

Lately I’ve been getting messages in my email telling me that the IRS has determined that they owe me money–anywhere from $99 and change to more than $400.

Big problem. I haven’t worked in almost 4 years because of a disability. I have had no income, therefore no INCOME tax return is possible.

Another big problem. The link the email provides does NOT go to the IRS. It starts as a link to DSMLoggers and ends up at a http://www.ohmarshop.com domain.

The site asks for your DEBIT card number, your CV2, which is the authentication that most online sites require in order to complete a purchase (basically it ‘proves’ you have possession of the card), AND your PIN.

After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have determined that
you are eligible to receive a tax refund of $99.23.
Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 3-6 days in order to
process it.

A refund can be delayed for a variety of reasons.
For example submitting invalid records or applying after the deadline.

To access your tax refund, please click here [link intentionally broken by LCP Intern]

Best Regards,
Internal Revenue Service

© Copyright 2007, Internal Revenue Service U.S.A. All rights reserved.
TAX REFUND ID: A29R113

Here is a copy of the message. Here is the destination link . Whatever you do, DO NOT provide ANY information at the link.

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Follow up-Danny Roane First Time Director

Posted by gnn1 on Tuesday, 30 October 2007

I received the DVD today.  I have 2 midterms to take, so I probably won’t be able to watch til the weekend.  So, hopefully this weekend I’ll be able to tell you if Andy Dick’s movie is better than his personality appears to be.

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Updating coming soon!!!

Posted by gnn1 on Friday, 28 September 2007

Sorry for the lack of updates.  I lost my wireless and have been on dial up. most of my sources are NOT dial up friendly.  I get high-speed back in about 12 hours though, so expect updates this weekend, including some news stories I’ve saved.

Thanks for your patience!

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And ANOTHER Mattel recall

Posted by gnn1 on Friday, 7 September 2007

Does anyone else see bankruptcy in their future?

Anyhow, here’s the details from their website

Barbie® Accessory Sets Lead Paint Hazard Recall
K8609 K8608 K8607 K8606 K8613 J9485
J9486
GeoTraxTM Engine Lead Paint Hazard Recall
H5705 K3013
It’s a Big Big WorldTM Lead Paint Hazard Recall
K9343:

A full list of ALL recalled items, call be found here (also the article source)

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Andy Dick video

Posted by gnn1 on Tuesday, 4 September 2007

I posted earlier that I would keep an eye on TMZ and X17 to see if they got the video of the big dick unleashing his temper on a poor pap.  I missed it initially but found it today (few days late).   So, head over to TMZ and check it out.

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National Enquirer & Star reports Owen Wilson hospitalised

Posted by gnn1 on Sunday, 26 August 2007

Star Magazine is reporting that actor Owen Wilson was hospitalised for a very serious condition. Information on the condition is unknown; Wilson was rushed to hospital by ambulance and originally had a poor prognosis.

It is reported that police and a criminal attorney are both present, as well…

Update 20.10 (8.09 pm) 26 Aug:
National Enquirer and Star report that Owen Wilson has been transferred to another LA hospital. Sources informed the magazines that his official diagnosis will be dehydration but he will go through detox.

Sounds like a drug overdose or far too much alcohol, or a combo of both. Here’s hoping he’s okay. (I’ve always liked both Wilson brothers).

Update 21.46 (9.46) 26 Aug:
TMZ has a statement from the Santa Monica Police:

“On Sunday Aug. 26. 2007 at 12:10 pm officers from the Santa Monica Police Department responded to a medical assistance call from the Santa Monica Fire Department at the 900 block of 23rd Street. The person was transported to a local hospital where they are being treated.”

TMZ has learned the 911 call came in at 11:59 a.m. to the L.A. Fire Department.

Update: 22.16 (10.16) 26 Aug:
Star Magazine’s headline on a link site (wheresthejuice.com) changed to Owen Wilson attempted suicide.  Their main page still just says hospitalised.  So there is a possibility that he did attempt suicide, which depending on method may require a detox.

Source: Star Magazine
TMZ.com
Where’s the Juice?

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Follow-up to “Lance Ass? part II”

Posted by gnn1 on Sunday, 26 August 2007

I received a comment regarding my post, “Lance Ass? Part II“.  Took a little while because it went into my spam, which as I’ve ranted about is a pain in the arse.  Anyhow, here is the comment:

 Tons of people are defending him in the comments. Lance is a nice guy… I’ve met him twice and he was sweet both times. If you don’t already know that Perez is WAY biased against Lance, you’ve been living under a rock.

Now, as a follow up to this comment, to be fair, I went back to the Perez post that triggered the Part II posting, here.  I read the 210 comments and counted the unique comments defending Lance, from people who claim to have met him.  Sorry, but just defending him isn’t enough.  If you haven’t met him your defence means jack-shit.

There were a whopping 15.  There were also an additional 10 who backed up the original email, including several who claim to have been at that performance.  Now obviously, no one knows the truth behind any of these claims.

And another thing to point out.  A number of people met him ‘several years ago’.  People change.

And bear in mind, I’m not claiming that I know this to be true.  I don’t know the guy.  From his blog posts he seems okay (but then again, I seem like a bitch, from mine, and I’m not).

So, take what you will from this, and leave the rest.

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Lance Ass?, part II

Posted by gnn1 on Friday, 24 August 2007

Lance responded to the two previous posts from Perez Hilton’s page by posting his own blog, on his myspace blog.

 “August 23, 2007 – Thursday

Perez

Im hearing yet again goodole perez has posted something, imagine this, not true.

I guess someone said i was rude to them at a club and told them “dont even think about taking a picture”

Pretty sure the smart ones know this by now, but, that never happened. I couldnt be mean to anyone and go waaaaaay out of my way to make everyone happy. So this guy obviously wanted attention , and i guess he got it. Congrats!

Love when “journalists” get their facts first! lol”

Hey Lance–the ‘journalist’ simply posted what others told him.  And no one seems to be coming to your defence.

Actually, another reader wrote Perez about Lance.”Hey Perez,

I just saw your latest posting about Lance Bass. What
a jerk! On top of that, what a liar in that myspace
posting. My friend, my sister and I went to see
Hairspray on Lance’s second night in the show and get
this, he had security escort him straight to a limo
after the show. He only signed a few autographs and
wouldn’t take photos with any of the fans waiting
outside of the show. This was only his SECOND night on
broadway. We were so disappointed. Every other “celeb”
in the show was very gracious and signed autographs
and took photos with ALL of the fans awaiting them.

(Including Ashley Parker Angel, Paul Vogt from Mad TV,
Jerry Matthers aka Beaver from Leave it to Beaver, and
a girl that was in 3LW.) He was seriously such an ass.
He could see we were all obviously disappointed and he
basically just shrugged his shoulders. He didn’t
apologize to anyone or try to make amends. Keep in
mind this was a sold out show where even nose bleed
seats were $75. On top of that, he really wasn’t all
that great in the show. I remember him being a much
better singer/ showing much more charisma back in the
NSYNC days. Who knows… maybe he’s been confusing
himself for Justin Timberlake. FYI Lance, you’re not
that great! I attached one of the few pics I could get
of him, I know that it sucks, but he really dashed out
of there. It really left a bad taste in my mouth,
along with all of the other “fans” of his that were
there that night.”
[sorry about the formatting, it’s not copying over real well]

Hmmm.  Three fans have now criticised Lance, and no one seems to be defending him (though, I will admit, I haven’t been reading the comments, there are usually too many).

I’m just gonna let y’all draw your own conclusions.  After all, I wouldn’t want to be accused of libel.

Sources:
Lance’s note (I’m giving you the Perez Hilton link because his blog is private).
Fan’s note

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