Laura may have mysteries... but Debra puts it all out in the open!
Ever since Chandra Levy first went missing in 2001, this has been a rollercoaster of a case.
On Thursday, prosecutors announced they won't retry Ingmar Guandique for the tragic murder of Chandra. The news comes on the heels of a judge granting a new trial for the perp in May 2015 due to a key witness allegedly lying to a jury back in 2010.
For those who don't remember, Ms. Levy's disappearance in May 2001 was at the forefront of the news prior to the 9/11 terror attacks. The 24-year-old's mysterious case was intensified due to her affair with former Congressman Gary Condit when she was an intern.
Unfortunately, C.L.'s remains were found more than a year later in a park where she had gone jogging the day of her disappearance. It wasn't until nine years after the discovery that authorities honed in on Ingmar who had been accused of attacking two female joggers in the past.
While prosecutors had the chilling testimonies of Guandique's other victims, most of their case rested on a jailhouse informant who said the criminal confessed to killing Chandra.
Following I.G.'s conviction (he was sentenced to sixty years in jail), his defense team tirelessly petitioned a judge to release their client over what they claimed was an unreliable informant. Ultimately, the team was granted their wish and an opportunity for a retrial.
To the disappointment of Levy's family, the prosecutors decided to forgo a retrial considering most of their case was built on the testimony of a now unusable informant:
Lindsay Lohan has had an insane few days.
After posting — then deleting — cheating accusations about fiancé Egor Tarabasov, kicking him out of her London home, and hinting that she's pregnant, one of the actress' close friends is now slamming ALL of the speculation surrounding the troubled star!
On Thursday, Hofit Golan took to Instagram to share a sweet snap with the gorgeous gal (above), while simultaneously claiming that the rumors about the 30-year-old are COMPLETELY untrue!
The blonde captioned the precious pic:
What a disappointment.
On July 28, the board of directors of Cleveland Pride, Inc., announced the cancellation of it's 28th annual festival and pride parade scheduled for August 13. The statement cited safety concerns and a "changing social climate" as the primary reason for canceling the event.
Hmm… this wouldn't have anything to do with the recent Republican National Convention held in the city just last week, would it? Considering the insane levels of hate coming out of the convention, we wouldn't be surprised to learn of lingering feelings of homophobia.
In a statement release to the press, the board of directors explained:
"We have been entrusted by our community to create a secure parade and festival environment for our LGBTQ brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, aunts, uncles, friends and allies. Because of the changing social climate, Cleveland Pride did not have enough time to engage in the development of awareness programs and training that we believe is critical in today's environment. Therefore, we regretfully cancelled our 28th annual parade, rally and festival this year."
How upsetting. Maybe the event organizers received word of a serious and credible threat which we aren't aware of — it's clear they felt pressure for some reason or another to forgo the festivities.
In response to the bad news, the LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland stated:
"We are deeply disappointed in the absence of the Cleveland Pride celebration this year. From the tragedy of the Pulse nightclub shooting to the historic passage of a trans nondiscrimination ordinance here in Cleveland to the ongoing fight for full LGBTQ rights across the country, this is a time when we desperately need an opportunity to be together and to be visible."
We couldn't have said it better ourselves! This is the time to UNITE in the face of hate!
Despite today's unfortunate decision, we hope the people of Cleveland decide to rally around their LGBTQ friends and loved ones. Stay strong, Cleveland!
[Image via Cleveland Pride.]
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson isn't scared of anything…
And that's including diaper duty!
The Furious 7 actor, who welcomed his daughter Jasmine, with his girlfriend Lauren Hashian back in December, was showing off his impressive daddy skills with a new Instagram post (above) on Thursday.
The Rock captioned the amazing snap with:
"Regardless of where we're at.. when #2 happens with my baby girl.. I'm the #1 man for the job.
#TheWorkinMan #DaddysGotU#JustKeepPlayinWithYourToysMama#IWillDealWithMyBackSpasmsLater 😂💪🏾💯"
Can YOU change a diaper mid-flight and look this happy about it??
Guess it helps he was flying private. AND that he'd do anything for his baby girl!
Talk about a hands on poppa!
[Image via Instagram.]
Blake Shelton Gets Into It With Debra Messing On Twitter — After She Calls On Gwen Stefani To Stop Him From Voting Donald Trump!
Laura may have mysteries… but Debra puts it all out in the open!
Our heart breaks for Boy George right now.
The singer recently lost dear friend Alice Shaw to suicide on Wednesday and is in deep mourning.
Early on Thursday, he tweeted:
Before she took her own life, Alice posted this tweet:
We are so very sorry for his loss.
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