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O.J. in Illegal “Cell” Thursday, September 20, 2007

Filed under: News — ilovemypublicist @ 8:27 pm

           

Don’t take a picture of O.J. Simpson with your cell phone if you work in a courtroom!

TMZ has obtained a letter written to the Juice, sent in care of his lawyers, apologizing for the actions of one of its “contract employees.” In the letter, dated today, the Executive Office of the Clark County Courts says a court reporter took a cell phone picture of Simpson as he left his court hearing yesterday.

The executive called the behavior “abhorrent” and told Simpson and his attorneys it “would not be tolerated.”

The letter also says that the issue has been “addressed” with the employee, and the picture has been deleted from the cell phone.

The unemployment line forms to the left.

Prescription: Whomever took this photo should have pictured himself making a lot of money and not getting caught.

Read the letter here: http://www.aolcdn.com/tmz_documents/0920_simpson_apology.pdf

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Senator sues GOD, takes Almighty to Court

Filed under: News — ilovemypublicist @ 3:31 pm

This file photo from April 12, 2006, shows Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha during debate in the legislative chamber in Lincoln, Neb. Saying that God has caused 'fearsome floods ... horrendous hurricanes, terrifying tornadoes,' Nebraska's longest-serving state senator says he is suing the Almighty to make a legal point.(AP Photo/Nati  Harnik, file)  

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State Sen. Ernie Chambers sued God last week. Angered by another lawsuit he considers frivolous, Chambers says he’s trying to make the point that anybody can file a lawsuit against anybody.

Chambers says in his lawsuit that God has made terroristic threats against the senator and his constituents, inspired fear and caused “widespread death, destruction and terrorization of millions upon millions of the Earth’s inhabitants.”

The Omaha senator, who skips morning prayers during the legislative session and often criticizes Christians, also says God has caused “fearsome floods … horrendous hurricanes, terrifying tornadoes.”

He’s seeking a permanent injunction against the Almighty.

Prescription:  Doesn’t the fan in the in the background look like a halo? Now if he could get the Father, Son and Holy Spirit to testify this might be the most highly covered case the media has seen yet.

Read the story here:

http://www.11alive.com/news/politics_govt/article_politics.aspx?storyid=103258

 

Why I want to be Osama Bin Laden’s Publicist..an editorial

Filed under: News — ilovemypublicist @ 12:36 pm

         

Just before the sixth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Osama bin Laden released a new videotape, in which he adopts a neo-Marxist posture, suggesting that mortgage debt, global warming, growing wage inequality and other ills are a result of greed from multinational corporations and politics of the West.

Osama released a new message today calling for attacks.

The hype surrounding the release of Osama’s new tape got me to thinking– if Osama was a rap star, or a big movie actor like Tom Cruise, I would probably be the richest publicist on the planet. So rich I could buy up all the world’s oil and sell it in cute little bottles at the 99cent store.

He seems like he would be a typical client… always wanting the world to hear what he’s got to say. And, he would always be coming up with some new idea or theory for me to publicize.  Just like most celebrity clients, he would be somewhat hard to get on the phone.

It wouldn’t matter if people liked me or not because I would be holding the key to the voice of the most notorious person on the planet. Imagine it.  This guy releases a new tape almost every year and if it was available on iTunes, it would make a killing (not literally). He changes the color of his beard and people pay attention. Osama is, in fact, the new Britney Spears.

And just like Britney, at some point people will no longer pay attention to what he has to say and who knows, one day an Osama tape just might flop. But none of that will happen until Osama walks the red carpet in a hideous outfit. But then, that would be new, news right?

 

Why DAN would RATHER the money from CBS

Filed under: News — ilovemypublicist @ 11:54 am

                  

A $70 million lawsuit filed by Dan Rather alleges CBS and its former parent company intentionally botched the aftermath of a discredited story about President Bush‘s military service to curry favor with the administration. 

The lawsuit claims Rather was made a “scapegoat” to placate the Bush administration after questions arose about the story, which concerned President Bush’s military service during the Vietnam War.

The 75-year-old Rather, whose final months at CBS were clouded by controversy over the story, said the defendants’ actions damaged his reputation and cost him significantly. He was removed from his “CBS Evening News” post in March 2005.

In his lawsuit, Rather maintains the story was true but says if any aspect of the broadcast was not accurate, he was not responsible for the errors. By forcing Rather to apologize publicly, “CBS intentionally caused the public and the media to attribute CBS’ alleged bungling of the episode to Mr. Rather,” the lawsuit claimed.

Prescription: This is called a “spank, switch & ditch”. It happens when two parties like Dan Rather and CBS have a long standing relationship and then some drama arises. CBS basically asked Dan Rather to take the “spanking” from the media by apologizing in regards to the careless newscast. Dan, believing in his own credibility and the power of CBS that this would eventually go away, agreed. But, when the kitchen got HOT, CBS wanted out, switched their position on the whole thing and ditched Rather. Now, when people think of the controversy they will think of Dan Rather more so than the brand of CBS. Smart on CBS’s part right? Only hope for Dan Rather at this point is handing out the free newspaper at the train station.Note: There is always a bottom up after a spanking and it sure can hurt!

Read the story here:

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/T/TV_RATHER_LAWSUIT?SITE=MTBIL&SECTION=ENTERTAINMENT&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

 

How O.J Simpson will be #1 in America Again Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Filed under: News — ilovemypublicist @ 9:18 am

    

Pre-orders for the O.J. Simpson book If I Did It on the Barnes & Noble Web site are higher than the chain expected, but its decision not to carry the book in its stores still stands.

“We still have no plans to stock it in our stores,” spokeswoman Mary Ellen Keating told The Associated Press.

Last week, Barnes & Noble said it did not expect the book to sell well and would only offer it through their Web site, Barnes & Noble.com, or by special order at a Barnes & Noble store. Since then, the book has jumped into the top 50 on the Web site and ranked No. 48 as of Sunday night.

Interest in the book has been fueled by last week’s announcement that Oprah Winfrey would feature Denise Brown, Nicole Brown Simpson’s sister; and Goldman’s parents, Fred and Kim Goldman on a show scheduled to air Sept. 13.

After public outrage led HarperCollins to cancel the release, a federal bankruptcy judge eventually awarded the book rights to Goldman’s family to help satisfy a $38 million wrongful death judgment against Simpson.

Prescription: In holding back on a highly visible marketing push and standing firmly that the book would not be offered in stores, Barnes & Noble seems to come off as neutral, socially responsible and a possible avenue for monetary justice for the Brown and Goldman families. No one is mad at Barnes and Noble right now because frankly, sometimes drama can sell itself.

Read the full story here: 

 http://www.eurweb.com/story/eur36281.cfm

 

Why Lindsay Lohan LOVES her Publicist! Sunday, August 26, 2007

Filed under: News — ilovemypublicist @ 4:11 pm

 Lindsay rehab

What looks to be a great strategy from Lindsay Lohan’s publicist, Leslie Sloane, photographers who used to catch her clubbing were invited to snap away at her NEW pursuits: Reading, writing in a journal, working at a nearby supermarket, and caring for horses as part of her “equine therapy,” according to OK! magazine. It seems as though the starlet staged a campaign for an easy sentencing in the days leading up to her scheduled Aug. 24 arraignment.

On the same day that prosecutors filed seven misdemeanor drunken driving and cocaine possession charges against her, the 21-year old actress reached a plea deal that calls for her to spend one day in jail, serve 10 days of community service and complete a drug-treatment program. Moments after her plea deal was announced, Lohan released a statement to the media through her publicist in which she confirmed her substance abuse.

According to Lawrence Taylor, a Los Angeles lawyer who deals exclusively with DUI cases, Lohan’s punishment could have been far more severe — anywhere from 96 hours to 12 months in jail.

“She got off fairly easily,”Taylor said. “Ten days community service counts as 10 days jail, plus the one day she’s doing which she probably has credit for having spent those few hours in jail after the arrest.”

Do you think someone who was not famous would have gotten the same deal?

Read the full story here:

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/Story?id=3516297&page=2

Photo Credit: OK! Magazine

 

The NEW Britney Spears photo you want to see

Filed under: News — ilovemypublicist @ 11:48 am

 

 Britney is pulled over by L.A. Highway patrol for speeding- August 24  

If the headline to this blog and the photo above look and feel like a set up you are wrong, it’s called Buzzzzz.

Looks more like we are being set up for Britney’s big comeback song about her “baby boy” deserting her.

The track – which has been leaked on the internet – features the 25-year-old divorced mother-of-two singing a ballad over a slow beat to the sound of toy chimes.  A source said, “This is obviously just a demo and not a finished or official release in any way. It is a shame someone would leak unfinished, unmastered and incomplete work.”

We’ll just have to see if Britney can do it one more time.

http://www.azcentral.com/offbeat/articles/0824spears-CR.html

http://omg.yahoo.com/week-in-photos:-august-19-26/photos/531#comments

Photo Credit: HotShots World Wide/Splash News