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Teresa Giudice Is Going To The “Orange Is The New Black” Prison

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Teresa Giudice was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison, and she’s not psyched. And now, even less so, because she’ll be spending it at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, CT, AKA the Orange Is the New Black prison. From TMZ:

After her request to spend 12 of her 15 months at a halfway house was denied … Teresa got the news Wednesday that she’ll be headed to the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, CT.

Strangely enough, on “OITNB” … lead character Piper Chapman is similarly sentenced to 15 months at Danbury … for money laundering.

Teresa’s been begging the judge for weeks not to send her to Danbury … which the show depicts as being one of the worst prisons in the U.S.

I honestly don’t really know who Teresa Giudice is, as I never got into that Real Housewives bullshit, and I haven’t been following this story very closely. But thanks to her and her husband’s colossal f-ckup, she’s the only housewife that I now know by name.

Danbury made a cameo in another TV show — WeedsMary Louise-Parker‘s character served time there.

Fun place!

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Geena Davis pretended to be a mannequin at Ann Taylor

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Geena Davis has been keeping a pretty low profile lately, and while many of you may have been wondering how she’s spending her time, I can now assure you that she’s doing just fine – she’s just been giving interviews about pretending to be a mannequin in the window of the Ann Taylor shop she worked in before her big break. Yes, seriously. Love it!

In an interview about her first big break, Davis told NPR (via NY Mag), “I didn’t know, but I had an uncanny ability to be still.” In fact, crowds gathered outside the store to argue about whether she was a plastic statue. It sounds like a lot of fun. The best part is that Davis says she tried to get her friends to dare her to hang out in the display window, and her friends refused, but she did it anyway. Sometimes, you’ve just got to dare yourself to be the best beautiful prankster mannequin you can be.

Well, I guess the smallest thing can lead to the biggest opportunities, or something? Also, Geena Davis is awesome. I would watch a whole movie of her pretending to be a mannequin in a store window. Make it happen, Hollywood!

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Renee Zellweger has a new face and people are bugging out

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Only a couple of years ago, Renee Zellweger looked like a completely different person. In fact, she looked like a person who had been untouched by plastic surgery of any kind. Cut to October 2014, when she hit up Elle’s Women In Fashion Awards ceremony with a brand new face… and people really, really don’t know what to do with themselves about it.

Renee is 44 now, and getting older in Hollywood is hard. She’s certainly not the first person to go under the knife in an effort to preserve her youth (and therefore her ability to book jobs) in the industry. However, I think the reaction here has more to do with just how extreme this is. I honestly would not recognize her if I wasn’t told who she was. She has literally got a brand new face.

For those who may have forgotten, this is how she used to look:

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As for Renee, she says she hasn’t had any surgery at all, and that she’s just living a healthier, happier lifestyle (via People):

“I’m glad folks think I look different! I’m living a different, happy, more fulfilling life, and I’m thrilled that perhaps it shows,” Zellweger, 45, says of the attention she received after an appearance at the Elle Women in Hollywood Awards in Beverly Hills on Monday.

Calling the conversation about her appearance “silly,” she says she is choosing to address it because “it seems the folks who come digging around for some nefarious truth which doesn’t exist won’t get off my porch until I answer the door.”

LOL, okay, girl. I have no issue with plastic surgery whatsoever. It’s not my thing, but if it’s yours, do you. But at least don’t lie about it.

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James Franco tackled a dude after a Lana Del Rey concert held in a cemetery

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Lana Del Rey did a concert at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery last Friday night, for some reason (of course she did), and everyone was having a grand old time, listening to faux-morbid music in a graveyard. That is, until James Franco tackled a photographer who, of course, wants to sue him now.

From TMZ:

James Franco took down a photog while leaving the Lana Del Rey concert Friday night in Hollywood … this according to the paparazzo — who now wants justice.

Franco attended the LDR show at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery and based on the pics it looks like James may have just been joking around when it happened.

The photog obviously wasn’t playing around though … he went into an LAPD office Saturday morning to file a report — claiming he’s got broken equipment and a minor back injury.

We’re told police will pass the case onto detectives this week.

James is insane, so he probably was playing around. But hello, you’re famous. Broke photographers will exploit your ass for any amount of cash. I can’t imagine there was any real injury in any way there, but that won’t keep this guy from taking it to court anyway to try for some easy money.

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Sarah Jessica Parker is torturing the West Village

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Sarah Jessica Parker is the quintessential New Yorker – she’s lived and worked there for years and is fiercely loyal to the place. Her most famous character, Sex and the City‘s “giant whore” Carrie Bradshaw, lived and loved the city, as well. So SJP decided to capitalize on both the nostalgia for her character and her love of New York when she staged an impromptu photoshoot in front of the house at 66 Perry Street, which was used for the exterior of Carrie’s brownstone on the show, to promote her new range of shoes. And uh… the owners were none too pleased about it.

From Page Six:

While the house owners agreed to let “SATC” use the facade as Carrie’s home for the show, they’ve since grown tired of the frenzied fan attention and want privacy. A source tells us, “The owners are up in arms as they deal with relentless tourists, and SJP has ignored their requests for an explanation on how she could endorse the shoot, even though ‘no trespassing’ signs are posted. SJP used their house during the years of filming, and now won’t acknowledge that she and her company used the steps and facade, this time without permission, to promote her shoe line.”

The owners of 66 Perry St. didn’t get back to us, but Gerald Banu, president of the Perry Street Association, told Page Six, “I heard about the shoot. They didn’t get the permission from the owner. The situation with ‘SATC’ visitors is still very intense. People who live here get upset that the sidewalks are constantly jammed.”

To be fair to both sides, I get that it’s probably annoying for the homeowners to have crowds of people around your house 24/7. But uh, newsflash, you allowed your house to be used on an HBO series – you kinda asked for it. People certainly shouldn’t be allowed to trespass on your personal property regardless, but they can gather on the sidewalk if they so choose and take pictures and you can’t really stop them. As for SJP, well, she’s a law unto herself and probably feels like it’s no big deal (she didn’t respond to calls for comment).

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Kesha once swore under oath that Dr. Luke never raped her

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Of course people are giving Kesha a hard time now because during a 2011 deposition for a case in which a separate manager was suing both Kesha and Dr. Luke, Kesha swore under oath that Dr. Luke had never raped her or sexually assaulted her. Many people (i.e. Dr Luke & Co) think this is definitive proof that Dr. Luke is innocent against Kesha’s recent allegations and that Kesha is a liar. Nevermind that Kesha has confided in her therapist and several fans for years over the abuse or that she could easily have been coerced into lying on the stand at the time… but whatever.

From TMZ:

The deposition had been sealed … and this morning Dr. Luke’s lawyer went to court asking the judge in his case to unseal the depo and allow it to be used in the current case. We’re told Kesha’s lawyer argued it was NOT fair game but the judge disagreed and unsealed it.

And a statement from Kesha’s lawyer, from Gossip Cop:

“Luke’s latest legal maneuver comes as no surprise; it’s a desperate Hail Mary and a pathetic attempt to once again blame his victim. As detailed in our complaint, Luke walked Kesha down the beach and threatened to destroy Kesha’s life and the lives of her family if she didn’t cover up his sexual assaults in a 2011 deposition. He is now following through on his threats and grasping at straws to try and twist Kesha’s coerced statements. Unfortunately protecting abusers out of fear happens all too often with battered women. This case is about Luke’s physical, emotional and psychological abuse of Kesha and her fight to get him out of her life. After being driven to the brink of death and into rehab, she’s no longer going to allow herself to wither away at the hands of her abuser as he tries to blame the victim.”

This whole thing is such a colossal mess, bigtime. I love how often women are discredited as “liars” when it comes to sexual abuse. Have women lied about such things? Unfortunately, yes. However, more have lied and said things have never happened when they have, whether out of fear, embarrassment or any other number of reasons.

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David Arquette’s fight with his fiancee was caught on camera

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David Arquette announced his engagement to girlfriend and Entertainment Tonight correspondent Christina McLarty back in July, but it looks like there might be a slight bit of trouble in paradise for the couple – at least if you go off the video which caught the pair screaming at each other during a fight in Los Angeles on Friday night.

Well yeah, sure, that doesn’t seem great, but couples fight. And depending on your temperament, you might even fight in a way that seems insane/makes you say shit you clearly don’t mean. How many times have you fought with a significant other and said, “I’m done! No more of this shit!” only to be just fine again in the morning? I don’t think this particularly proves anything, but who knows…

For the record, a rep for the couple says they’re still together.

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