Freak Alert


Michael Smegal – just a random dude – was arrested yesterday for “allegedly” mailing a bomb threat to an airport in December.  While mentioning Jodie Foster.  There appears to be no reason for mentioning her at all.

Michael Smegal, who promised to break the habit after admitting to postal inspectors in 2005 that he had been sending anonymous letters to Foster for about a year, was taken into custody and charged in U.S. District Court in Boston.

He broke his promise?  The shock.

Back in 2004, he sent packages to her – and his prepaid cell phone number – so she could easily call him.  Because, you know, she has time to do that.

“Law enforcement called the number and spoke to an individual who identified himself as Michael Smegal,” FBI Special Agent Joseph Altman wrote in an affidavit released Tuesday. “Smegal spoke with the agent and used the phone to send photographs of himself and his dog.”

Dude.  Can you imagine the agent’s face?  Waiting for a response, and it’s his dog?

Following a search of his home on Jan. 8, during which federal agents turned up several copies of the exact letter sent to Van Nuys, Smegel indicated he sent those letters on Foster’s behalf, choosing airports in particular because of a perceived connection with the Screen Actors Guild, which he thought had slighted Foster in some way.


See…  This is why I never want to be famous.  The krazies.

If he gets his butt convicted (which, please put him away?  For the rest of us?)  he’s facing 10 years and a fine of $250k.

More Than Just Palm Trees on the Island


Mary Ann Dawn Wells is serving time (6 months of unsupervised probation) after being caught with Mary Ann Jane.

Dude – this is so like my mom getting sent up. Click here to see the Mug Shot. I mean she’s accessorized and everything!

She was sentenced Feb. 29 to five days in jail, fined $410.50 and placed on probation after pleading guilty to one count of reckless driving.

Under a plea agreement, three misdemeanor counts – driving under the influence, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance – were dropped.

Creep’s Been Let Loose

The creepy dude – Joe Francis – from Girls Gone Wild is out of jail.

Got a teenage girl?  Lock her up and don’t let her go to spring break.  Seriously.

Here’s the email he sent:


Today I posted my bond in Reno so that I can immediately return to
Florida to face the charges against me. I will be released from jail in
Reno in the next few hours.

I want to thank you all for your help and support over the past 11
months of hell. I also want you all to know that in the same way you
were there for me in my time of need, I will be there for you.

Thank you again,

Joe Francis


OK so does this mean he goes straight back to Jail in Florida?  And really – is Spring when we want him in the state of Florida?


Hell Hath Frozen Over

deniseandcharlie.jpgTwo years later and Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards have come to a child custody agreement.

Think about that for as second…  Marriage goes kaput when your child is 2…  But the time you’re done fighting, she’s in preschool.  Parents, these days, make no sense.

The arrangements are, of course, undisclosed.

OK, so what’d it take?  More money?


Lisa Marie Suing?

lisamarie.jpgThe rumor is…  Lisa Marie Presley is planning to sue various publications over the recent smears about her weight before she announced she was expecting.

Her reps have not confirmed.  Doubt they will.   In truth, it’s the classic pregnant woman’s lament…  I’m NOT FAT…  I’m PREGNANT!  It’s just that she may be in a position to sue over it.

Apparently the concerns are over her being compared to her father or that she’s unhealthy.  Welcome to the tabloids, sweetheart.


Jones Prison Sentence Starts

marion_jones.jpgThere’s no gold at the end of this finishing line.  Corny, but true.

In an update to this post, Marion Jones started her Federal Prison sentence of 6 months.  Girl locked up in Texas.

In January, a federal judge in White Plains, N.Y., sentenced Jones to six months in prison and two years’ probation (during which she will be required to perform 800 hours of community service) for lying to federal investigators about her steroid use and a check-fraud scheme. Jones had until March 11 to begin her sentence.

…Jones, who used steroids distributed by the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative — the same lab that supplied steroids to athletes who included New York Yankees star Jason Giambi — is the first professional sports figure to receive prison time.

Well…  I suppose she didn’t have to plead guilty, nor take responsibility.  Still.  I think it is a shame that athletes don’t think that they’re good enough, and need to artificially enhance.  I guess the thought of winning – at any cost – is good enough.

Photo: People

Blunt’s Producer Producing Tears

jamesblunt.jpg“Your’s Beautiful” artist James Blunt’s record producer has filed suit!

Linda Perry not only discovered him, she did everything to make his record the success that it was.

And multi-platinum is certainly success.

Perry says that “she signed the whiner back in 2003, and did ‘tireless promotion’ for Back to Bedlam, even though Warner Music was lukewarm on it. Then the album exploded, grossing over $100 mil for Warner.”


After that, she alleges that the label bypassed her and went straight to Blunt to do a new deal.  And essentially – they bilked her out of $5 mil plus.

A Warner rep said that Perry “has always been and will continue to be compensated in accordance with the terms of its contractual arrangement with Atlantic.”

Uh huh.  What that sounds like to me is…  You had a crappy contract, and when your dude made it big, we gave HIM a better contract, but not you.  Too bad so sad.

Photos: TVCrunch and Blender

Address Unknown

Thanks for waiting me out on my little hiatus…  Sometimes real life just kind of overpowers online life.

But moving on…  with Britney!  Sorry!  I try not to write about her – but got to admit I found this one interesting.

Spears has been getting all kinds of no-no mail.  Stuff with bombs and weird nonsense.  While I’m sure she’s quite used to all kinds of usual “fan mail” (I used to work for an actor that received underwear – worn – a lot) it’s got her camp freaked out enough to contact the authorities.

The police said there’s nothing “official” but they’re looking into things.  The FBI had no comment…  no comment on ongoing blah blah blah.

What’s the creepiest mail you’ve ever gotten?

Excuses, Excuses

Mea Culpa…

I promise to be back…  It’s just tax time at my house and needed to get all the paperwork done.

Oh yeah – and work my full time job, act like a wife, and take care of the kids.

But, things seem to be back to normal, so look for some posts.