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Court may fire Blago from ‘Apprentice’

October 17, 2009

Former Governor Rod Blagojevich
(AP Photo/Paul Beaty, file)

Rod Blagojevich loves reality shows. But the judge in his pending criminal trial may have other ideas.

A dramatic hearing will take place in a courtroom Monday to determine if the former Illinois governor will get the chance to be fired by Donald Trump on “Celebrity Apprentice.”

Federal prosecutors plan to present arguments to the court at a scheduled status hearing that by appearing on the NBC reality show, Blago may influence prospective jurors in a corruption trial scheduled for June 3.

The judge who will make the decision in James Zagel, who has already refused to allow Blago to go to Costa Rica for another reality program…EXCERPT CLICK HERE FOR MORE


Mystery Shrouds Defense of Accused Letterman Blackmailer: ‘Screenplay’ Defense?

October 5, 2009

How did a veteran “48 Hours” producer end up being accused of a $2 million blackmail attempt on David Letterman? madonna-letterman.jpg

“There is another side of this story,” Gerald Shargel, attorney for Robert J. Halderman, said. “This story is far more complicated.”

What could the plot to the other side of the story be?

Halderman has already entered a “not guilty” plea to first-degree attempted grand larceny.

According to Manhattan District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau, Halderman wrote to Letterman stating that he needed to “make a large chunk of money.” Attached to his letter was a one-page screenplay treatment, which described how Letterman would have a “ruined reputation” after details of the CBS “Late Show” host’s sexual relationships with young female employees were revealed.

The 51-year-old producer used a novel method to deliver the “screenplay.” Early in the morning on Sept. 9 the letter and other materials were left in the back seat of Letterman’s car, which was parked outside his Manhattan home.


Police arrest suspect in Lindsay Lohan break-in

September 17, 2009

Police have arrested a man suspected of breaking into the homes of two Hollywood stars, Lindsay Lohan and Audrina Patridge.


‘Vampire Diaries’ stars arrested for allegedly flashing traffic

September 11, 2009

ff37e68892dbdbee_vampire-diaries-promo-poster-1.jpgDrivers in Forsyth, Georgia were probably distracted as they drove past the intersection near the Rumble Road Bridge, as some attractive young female actresses from a hot new television show posed for pictures.

Four of the stars of the CW’s new series, “The Vampire Diaries” were arrested for purportedly flashing motorists from a bridge.


Phil Spector’s Ex-lawyer Testifies

July 13, 2007

spector.jpgA former attorney for Phil Spector took the witness narrowly avoiding being held in contempt of court for  refusing to testify.

Sara Caplan testified that she saw forensic scientist, Henry Lee, pick up small white object that may have been one of Clarkson’s acrylic fingernails.

Caplan  agreed to testify after an appeals court upheld the ruling from the trial judge that she would go to jail unless she agreed to testify.

She said she saw Lee pick up an item about one inch in circumference and put it in a vial. She said she never saw the item again.

Lee has  denied the allegations.

D.C. Trembles as Judge Lifts Gag Order on Madam

July 6, 2007

You can almost hear the teeth chattering.

A federal judge in Washington is allowing “D.C. madam” Deborah Palfrey to release the names and phone numbers of her clients.

U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler vacated two previous orders that had forbid Palfrey from selling or distributing phone records for the escort service she founded in 1993, according to

Hillary’s Bro’ May Avoid Trial

July 6, 2007

A lawyer for the brother of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton said he’s confident he can avoid a trial next week and settle a lawsuit that accuses Tony Rodham of failing to repay debts to a Tennessee carnival operator…