Okay, so I got really bored on my drive home from my crazy San Diego weekend, and I decided to put on Britney Spears’ In the Zone, for old time’s sake.
I came across this track, Early Mornin’, which I realize now basically foreshadows what was going to come in the following years.
Here’s the opening line:
“Alright, I was a little late last night. Got a little messy. Can’t be like that anymore …”
And by the end she’s like “Call all your boys, call all your girls, call all your friends. Let’s do it again!”
Oh, Britney. You warned us! I’m sorry we didn’t heed your cry for help. Then again, this was the same album on which you dedicated an entire song to masturbation, so it’s possible we all just got distracted.
(And, yes, I know this isn’t the actual music video for the song. She didn’t do a video for this one, so this was the best compilation I could find on YouTube.)
Mazel tov to T.I., who won two BET awards mere hours after being arrested for paying his bodyguard to purchase multiple machine guns for him, without registering them. T.I. cannot legally purchase the guns because he is a convicted felon. And no one in this country can legally purchase a gun without registering it.
T.I. was taken into custody in a shopping center parking lot where federal officials said he planned to pick up machine guns and silencers he had his bodyguard buy for him.
The arrest Saturday resulted from an investigation that began this month when a federal firearms licensee contacted the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives about a man inquiring about buying a machine gun without registering the weapon as required by law, according to a criminal complaint filed Saturday in U.S. District Court in Atlanta.
After trying to buy several machine guns from an undercover ATF agent, the unnamed person began cooperating with the government and said he was buying the machine guns and silencers for Clifford Harris, T.I.’s given name, the complaint said. According to the bodyguard, he had bought about nine firearms for T.I., and the rapper had given him cash to buy guns four different times, it said.
Harris brokered the deals through the bodyguard because he is a convicted felon, the complaint alleged. It is against federal law for a convicted felon to have another person get firearms on their behalf.
Okay, seriously, in my sheltered little LA Beach Cities life, I can’t imagine ever having a use for even a single machine gun. I guess I can understand how someone from a very different background — whose best friend was killed in a shoot-out last year — might want to have a single machine gun. But multiple machine guns? What on earth is one person going to do with multiple machine guns? I mean, could you really even fire them both at the same time? I know it happens in the movies, but in reality, wouldn’t the force of it push a grown man to the ground? And how could you ever use more than two? Are you going to fire one with your toes? Hold it between your thighs and hope your penis can reach? And who are you shooting at that you need, like, four machine guns? The entire cast of Tekken? I don’t get it, kids. I just don’t get it.
In recent months the wayward actress has squandered a staggering SEVEN MILLION DOLLARS on her wild partying.
And now the 21-year-old is so skint she can’t afford her own placeâ€”and has become a lodger at a rich pal’s mansion.
Her extravagant spending spree includes:
- A MILLION dollars on just one hotel bill
- $137,000 in rehab costs as she battles her hopeless addiction to drink and drugs
- THOUSANDS more in legal fees after multiple drink driving convictions.
We can reveal that after jetting back to Los Angeles this week following her two-month stay at the Utah’s Cirque Lodge rehab clinic, Lohan is staying in the guest house of billionaire Tom Gores, executive producer on her recent film I Know Who Killed Me.
A source close to the star revealed: “Lindsay doesn’t have much choice as she is totally broke. The only reason she’s coming back to LA, is to earn some money fast.
“She still thinks nothing of blowing thousands of dollars on a single night of partying. And the amount she has wasted putting cocaine up her nose is disgusting. Even she has lost count.”
She lived for most of last year in Hollywood’s opulent Chateau Marmont hotel, spending $450,000 on her $1,200-a-night suite, as well as another Â£500,000 having chauffeurs on 24-hour standby.
Added to that were endless bottles of Cristal champagne at $550 a popâ€”until the unpaid bills got too much and she was evicted.
Hard-up Lindsay has had to sell both her plush propertiesâ€”a $2.85MILLION apartment in LA, plus her $1MILLION New York flatâ€”because she could not manage to keep up with the huge mortgage payments.
Another $350,000 has gone on luxury Mercedes and BMWs, followed by huge bills for expensive lawyers to defend her on drink-driving and drugs charges.
She spent $1MILLION on clothes, $70,000 on tanning and hair-styling and well over $500,000 on partying.
Um, has anyone considered that perhaps she’s staying at the producer’s house because she’s trying not to go back to her old haunts … the apartments and neighborhoods that remind her of her partying days? Maybe she actually wants some adult supervision.
I don’t think she’s broke, but it’s probably my responsibility to pass along this story.