Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Media-Whore's D'Oevres

"Law enforcement sources tell TMZ there is a 'strong possibility' the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office will NOT file felony charges against Lindsay Lohan in connection with her two DUI arrests. We're told charges may be filed tomorrow, and the D.A. is leaning toward rejecting three possible felonies. Sources say the D.A. almost certainly will not file cocaine charges in connection with her DUI bust Memorial Day weekend in Beverly Hills." (TMZ)

"Spice Girl Mel B has spoken out for the first time to deny reports new husband Stephen Belafonte is a wife-beater. Despite revelations Mr Belafonte, 32, was charged with battery after he attacked his common-law wife Nicole Contreras during a drunken episode at their home in 2003, Mel defended her new husband's reputation. She told Hello! magazine: They're trying to make him out to be this aggressive, violent, woman batterer and he's not. If you read those police reports, they never say he physically beat up a woman." (ThisisShowbiz)

"Nina Garcia-Project Runway judge, Blackberry Pearl spokeswoman, and fashion director at Elle, where she this month debuted her own style column-is about to add the title of author to her impressive résumé ...To celebrate the publication's release, Diane von Furstenberg will host a launch party on September 5 at Socialista." (Fashionweekdaily)

"The up skirt issue at Hearst notwithstanding, their Digital Media Group has created mobile sites Harper’s Bazaar and Marie Claire." (Webnewser)

We'd NEVER root against Cate Blanchett, But ..."The New York Times reports on the upcoming limited release of Todd Haynes' 'I'm Not There.' And with the article, the industry sees an unexpected early opening of awards season. The film, starring Cate Blanchett, Richard Gere, Christian Bale, and Heath Ledger all as Bob Dylan, will open on November 21, 2007 from The Weinstein Company. 'I may be jumping the gun,' company chief Harvey Weinstein boldly tells the NY Times, 'but if Cate Blanchett doesn't get nominated, I'll shoot myself.'" (Indiewire)

"The ugly elbowing over which states will go first in the 2008 presidential primary process is due to explode into open warfare Saturday as the Democratic National Committee decides what to do about “rogue” states that are threatening to violate party rules. The DNC’s powerful Rules and Bylaws Committee is scheduled to meet at 10 a.m. in Washington to decide primarily what sanctions to take against Florida, where Democrats say they will conduct a primary on Jan. 29 in violation of party rules. The Politico has learned, however, that a secret 9 a.m. “off the record” breakfast will precede the open meeting and the 30 sometimes contentious members of the rules commitee will try to achieve some kind of consensus." (politico)

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