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NOTW Former Editor Rebekah Brooks Arrested

Filed under: AnglophiliaOops!Media MinuteBusted!


How the mighty have fallen.

Former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks is the sixth and highest-ranked person to be arrested over the weekend over her role in the paper's phone hacking scandal. She's been accused of charges of conspiracy and bribing police for information.

She began working at the paper in 2000.

Her stay behind bars didn't last long as she was released on bail early Monday morning London time and is set to return in October.

Seems like each one involved in the scandal is going down one by one. We hope they get what's due to them.

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Did Burlesque BRIBE Its Way To A Golden Globe Best Picture Nomination??

Filed under: Film FlickersConspiracy CornerAwardzCher


According to some, YES!

If you were surprised as us over Burlesque getting ANY recognition from the Golden Globes, not to mention a nod in the 'Best Picture' category, then you won't be surprised to hear that many are thinking that the HFPA members had a little, ahem, incentive to give the flick some accolades!

Patrick Goldstein, of the L.A. Times, explains:

"If you talk to the top award-season consultants, they can barely disguise their lack of respect for the HFPA members, who often put themselves in indelicate situations, as with this year's crew, which took a Sony-sponsored trip to Las Vegas to see Cher in concert, then gave her film a stunning best picture nod."

Wowza! Shady shady!

As much as we LOVE our Cher, we have to admit that this movie, as fun as it was, definitely seems a little out of place in the list of nominations!

But who knows?!

What do U think?? Should Burlesque be re-titled Bribe-lesque?

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MORE Douchey Deets On The Speidi Sex Tape!


We don't know what's more sad and twisted - the fact that this is all going down or the fact that it's probably staged.

The publicity stunt to end all publicity stunts erupted on Friday when Spencer Pratt announced that he was shopping around a sex tape featuring the Real Heidi Doll (apparently footage includes pre and post surgery), and now that the douchebag has the world's attention, he's - shocker - relentlessly talking to the press about every detail!

Spencer claims that he's wanted to do porn since one of his many forays into failure, Princes of Malibu, ended in 2005, and has reportedly captured what he claims is an "entire website's" worth of footage that he's pitching to Vivid head Steven Hirsch for $5 million!


He explains:

"When I realized how much Kim [Kardashian] was making, my logic is this is the best thing I can do for my ex-wife. Kim is on the cover of Allure right now. Heidi isn’t on the cover of Allure."

And he's even forced FrankenTittays into an ultimatum! After she met him at a Costa Rican hotel last Sunday under the impression that he was handing over her dogs, the psychotic famewhore allegedly told her that if she didn't ditch the divorce papers and do another reality show about their relationship, he would release these tapes!

He claims that Heidi is "freaking out because she doesn't want to do reality TV anymore" but "you cannot turn off the Speidi machine."

UGH. No, that's possibly the truest thing you've ever said, bb!

And believe us, we've TRIED!

All of this horse shit is so unbelievably staged that it makes us want to VOM at this point.

What do U think?? Would U lose your lunch if the Speidi sex tape saw the light of day??

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Blagojevich Convicted…Barely

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Looks like the former Governor of Illinois is in luck!

Rod Blagojevich was convicted of giving false information to feds, but he got away with 23 other charges due to a Hung Jury!

The Jurors were in deliberation for 14 days, but they just couldn't come together to convict him on the major corruption charges. Good for you douchebag Blago, good for you!

Blago's more serious charges included racketeering, wire fraud, attempted extortion, and bribery.

Bribery, eh? We HOPE you didn't bribe any members of that jury, Blago. We really hope not.

What do U think of the verdict of the Blago trial?

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Duchess Of York Was Broke And Drunk When She Accepted Bribe!

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Candid confession or just a sympathy ploy?

The Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson opened up to Oprah last Friday (set to air today) about her exposed bribery scandal, and is claiming that she was broke, drunk, and at rock bottom when everything went down!

She says:

"I haven't faced the devil in the face, because I was in the gutter at the moment. I'm aware of the fact that I've been drinking, you know, that I was not in the right place."

Sources close to Fergie claim that she was desperate to keep her lavish lifestyle going, and that she didn't know how to live otherwise.

They claim:

"She's totally broke. Her desperation led to the lack of judgment. She's a shopaholic, obsessed with designers like Chanel and Hermes…she didn't know how to stop living like a royal. She wants to start fresh in America."

We're sure a nice career in reality television will help replenish that drained bank account, bb! We know Celebrity Rehab is still looking for its new cast - do they accept shopaholics??

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The Other Fergie To Appear On Oprah, Come Clean About Scandal!

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We're pretty impressed! She's facing the scandal head on!

Either that or she's getting quite the pay day!!

Shamed Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson, who was video taped accepting a bribe, will be coming clean about the incident on The Oprah Winfrey Show on Friday, set to air on Tuesday!

She was quoted saying last night at the NYC launch of her children's book line:

"We all make mistakes. Yet we go on. We dust ourselves down. Perhaps I should have taken a leaf out of my own book. Where's your sense of humor tonight?"

Well, we do have to say that we're glad she's trying to laugh about it!

It certainly will be inneresting to see how she handles herself when it comes time to face off against the Big O!


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Joe Francis' Associate Escapes Jail, Fined $5,000!

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An associate of Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis, Aaron Weinstein was fined $5,000 on Monday for pleading guilty to misdemeanor of providing contraband in prison.

Weinstein originally faced a felony bribery charge but avoided jail time because he cooperated with authorities in prosecuting (aka ratting out) two former guards who admitted to accepting thousands in cash and gifts. His whole plan was to get the guards to provide special treatment to Francis, who was doing time on tax evasion charges.

"One could easily say there should be a short prison sentence here," sad Judge Larry Hicks. "His cooperation and straight forward demeanor spared him that."

Three former deputies have been arrested in this drama. Frank Hawkins was even sentenced to three years in prison and fined $4,000 for accepting cash and gifts.

Wowsa! And Francis' goon gets practically nothing!

"That is a small price to pay for what has occurred here," said the judge, who was more troubled that three career law enforcement officers "lost their jobs and left in disgrace."

The third deputy charged, Michon Mills, was acquitted as she returned the gifts, but the judge saw that the trial "took an incredible toll" on her.

"There is no question in my mind it was the worst experience in her life," continued judge Hicks. "I'm not concerned about Francis, but I am concerned about the impact on these other people. … Those effects were truly chaotic as far as the law enforcement people were concerned."

Joe Francis caused even more trouble while in jail! What an accomplishment.

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