When I think “revenge arson,” I think of Angela Bassett torching her ex’s car in Waiting to Exhale, or Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes burning down her boyfriend’s mansion in 1994. Maybe 49-year-old North Carolina resident Christie Jones was inspired by those iconic spurned women when she attempted to burn down her own ex-boyfriend’s house last Friday morning. Unfortunately, Christie’s plan for revenge had one fatal flaw: she got the wrong house. Continue reading
Lest we need yet another reminder that Frances McDormand is a real one, TMZ is reporting that she’s the one responsible for allowing Terry Bryant, the man who stole her 2018 Best Actress Oscar for Three Billboards right out from under her nose, to get off with the crime scot-free. A judge dismissed the case against Terry because Frances refused to cooperate with the police. And if you’ve seen the footage of Terry that he posted after the crime celebrating his “victory”, you’ll see why Frances was probably inclined to just go ahead and let Terry, a black gentleman of a certain age, continue to live his best Sidney Poitier They Call Me Mr. Tibbs fantasy in peace. She probably considers this small act of mercy a way of satisfying a clause in her inclusion rider.
Pitchfork has a story for you about someone who was so full of greed and hubris that he decided to scam his company of millions of dollars to artificially advance his “music career”. In an attempt to make it big and become the next R&B/dance artist superstar, a man named Chad Arrington (stage name: Chad Focus) is accused of committing several federal crimes and now could spend 20 years in prison.
Alec Baldwin had to appear in court today to answer charges that he punched a man in a dispute over a parking space near his home in Manhattan. Alec pled THE NOT-EST OF GUILTIES to the misdemeanor assault and harassment charges, yet records show that he did admit to pushing the complainant at the time of his arrest. I look forward to Alec’s eventual book about this episode titled “If I Did It”.