Hooray for Shia LaBeouf, who successfully argued to have charges dropped against him regarding smoking outside a Burbank store.
His attorney argued that he had absolutely no idea he was breaking the law when he lit up.
“I donâ€™t live in Burbank, but I understand that Burbank considers public smoking to be a nuisance. Unbeknownst to most people, Burbank has enacted certain municipal ordinances which prohibit members of the public from smoking in certain designated areas,â€ his lawyer said. “Casual visitors to the city would not be aware of these ordinances. Shia was not aware of this ordinance. And in Burbank, they consider a violation of their ordinances a misdemeanor.”
April 24, 2008 at 7:24 pm by Evil Beet
Wesley Snipes was sentenced to THREE YEARS in a federal prison on Thursday for three misdemeanor counts of failing to file tax returns.
“Snipes’ long prison sentence should send a loud and crystal clear message to all tax defiers that if they engage in similar tax defier conduct, they face joining him,” said Assistant Attorney General Nathan J. Hochman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division.
Wow. They just totally made an example of him. It’s like Martha Stewart all over again.
Snipes showed little reaction; he just said “Wow” to the crowd as he left the courtroom.
Denzel Washington and Woody Harrelson, as well as television judges Joe Brown and Greg Mathis, submitted letters to the judge on Snipes’ behalf. In his letter, Washington said Snipes was “like a tree — a mighty oak … Many who know him have witnessed the fruit of his labors, have sat in his shade and even been protected by his presence. I am proud of him, proud to call him a fellow thespian and most importantly, proud to call him a friend.”
Hooooooooly shit. How is it that Nicole Richie serves 82 minutes in jail for her SECOND DUI, and Wesley Snipes gets THREE FUCKING YEARS for tax evasion.
Do NOT fuck with the IRS, people.
April 24, 2008 at 6:05 pm by Evil Beet
Everything about this photo is funny. Very, very genius.
At the Baby Mama opening night at the Tribeca Film Festival.
April 24, 2008 at 1:39 pm by Evil Beet
Gwyneth “Legs” Paltrow reminds us all that we’re supposed to care about her, at the London premiere of Iron Man.
Dude, didn’t Britney wear an outfit a lot like that to the VMAs a few years back?
I’d like to talk a bunch of shit here — really, I would — but she actually looks way fucking hot. You win this round, Gwyneth.
Also there: Robert Downey Jr and wife Susan, Terrence Howard, and director Jon Favreau.
April 24, 2008 at 1:27 pm by Evil Beet
… it’s here.
I’ll be honest; I only got about a minute and a half in. But that was as long as it took for Ryan to be like “I see you as eternally twenty-two” and Paris to respond “Me, too.”
Apparently she talks about Benji later in the interview, claiming that she just likes to stay in at night with him, and cook “lasagna and really good sandwiches and things like that.”
Ah, yes. I like to cook sandwiches too, Paris.
April 24, 2008 at 12:03 pm by Evil Beet
Um, so I guess Jennifer Aniston had been dating a key grip she met while filming Traveling in Canada. But they’re broken up now.
What’s a key grip, you ask?
The simple answer is: A key grip is not Brad Pitt.
Anyway, E! got a hold of the poor guy, Brian Bouma, at his home in Vancouver, where he confirmed that, yes, he had been dating Jennifer Aniston, and “We are not seeing each other anymore.”
Inside sources say Brian had been quietly flying down to Miami to visit Jen on the set of her new film, Marley & Me. When E! asked Brian to confirm this, he just said “I don’t want to talk about it at all.”
Aw, poor guy. Either he’s totally broken-hearted or he’s being a really sweet ex-boyfriend by not spilling the beans about their relationship.