Patti Labelle's entourage has scored a legal victory against a man who alleged he was attacked at an airport in Texas. Richard King claimed he was attacked at the Bush Intercontinental Airport in 2011 and was forced to drop out of The United States Military Academy at West Point because of his traumatic brain injuries, caused by LaBelle's son and manager Zuri Edwards, bodyguard Efrem Holmes and hairdresser Norma Harris.
The Lady Marmalade hitmaker was also included, but her name was dropped from the suit.
A federal judge absolved the case against the defendants on Tuesday (23Sep14).
Think you're mad about this morning's Emmy Awards nominations? Not as mad as these folks! #CloneClub #Fannibals #EmmySnubs and other angry hashtags took over Twitter and it was glorious.
1. An excellent suggestion...
Someone needs to send in Tatiana Maslany’s episodes next year in an HBO folder.
— Tim Goodman (@BastardMachine) July 10, 2014
2. The #Fannibals got cray.
@paste_tv Emmys deserve to be eaten then. Not sure how much better Hannibal needs to be to get noticed.
— Jo (@Tegan_Jovanka) July 10, 2014
3. In which Tatiany Maslany becomes the new Kanye West.
I honestly feel bad for her! She should Kanye someone's award! Like seriously! #EmmyNoms #TatianaMaslany http://t.co/4FJFhpdm86
— OITNB | Beyond (@OITNB_Beyond) July 10, 2014
4. Sometimes, it just hurts.
@AmyTVGal So many feelings--mostly frustration...
— Mark Rozeman (@Mrozema) July 10, 2014
5. Actually, "stain on the apron" may be the greatest insult of all time.
Don't fret, #Fannibals! Awards don't determine the success of a show, the fans do. The Emmys are just a stain on the apron.
— Hugh Dancy News (@hughdancynews) July 10, 2014
6. For those of you on #TeamFarmiga
and who cares about the emmys @VeraFarmiga is the QUEEN and Norma is craziest mom and beautiful I've seen in my life pic.twitter.com/H4eH8guAoS
— claudia (@bullock_Farmiga) July 10, 2014
7. The guy who played Pastor Tim on The Americans is super-pissed. Right on:
No nominations for #TheAmericans actors?! Seriously?? Ridiculously huge snub. PARTICULARLY the brilliant @MatthewRhys #EmmyNoms #Emmys2014
— Kelly AuCoin (@bklynblazr) July 10, 2014
8. Wait, there are people NOT watching Orphan Black?
If you're wondering why your Twitter feed is blowing up with complaints about Tatiana Maslany getting Emmy-snubbed, watch Orphan Black.
— Josh Jackson (@joshjackson) July 10, 2014
9. Who says you can't get all your anger out in 140 characters or less?
@JarettSays The #Emmys have failed all audiences, tbh. #NoTatiana #NoEmily #NoGoodWife #NonSense
— bruaccioli (@bruaccioli) July 10, 2014
10. Apparently, someone needs to to the #Emmys keys away. Get home safe guys.
GO HOME, EMMYS! YOU'RE DRUNK! #EmmyForMaslany Can't believe she was snubbed AGAIN. Emmys are a officially a waste of time #EmmysChat
— Rachel (@mindgrape) July 10, 2014
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Following New York Times Magazine's publication of Stephen Rodrick's phenomenal "Here Is What Happens When You Cast Lindsay Lohan in Your Movie," Google News was overrun with headlines even more negative than the Times article itself. "Lindsay Lohan Is Awful to Work With." "Lindsay Lohan — Tales of Drunken, Crying Debauchery on Movie Set." "Lindsay Lohan Was Drinking and Driving, Popping Pills During The Canyons Filming." The list would continue — between tales of the actress' frequent emotional breakdowns (crying outside director Paul Schrader's hotel room for 90 minutes), professional mishaps (failing to show up to set on numerous occasions), and possibly illegal activity (driving while under the influence of alcohol) on the set of Paul Schrader's The Canyons, editors had plenty of content to choose from.
Yet, with all the focus on Lohan's well-reported problems, editors and pop culture fans are missing the bottom line of Rodrick's article: The piece is the best thing that's happened to Lindsay Lohan in years.
It might not seem that way at first. After all, after reading the piece, an understandable course of action for any producer or director courting Lohan would be to fly to the opposite end of the world faster than you can say "an eavesdropping Dina Lohan." But while Rodrick's story presented Lohan as a immature nightmare whose behavior only got worse after she was fired, it also proved that the actress is a Hollywood figure as fascinating as she is shrewd. Lohan is no spoiled Hollywood princess famous for being famous — she's a scrappy manipulator who knows the system as well as the "f**k u" on the back of her hand.
Take this choice excerpt from Rodrick's article:
Lohan suggested shooting the scene at the Grove, a tony West Hollywood shopping center.
“Look, we can shoot at the Grove, and we can get it for free.”
Pope looked at her with confusion.
“We’ll have ‘Access Hollywood’ pay for it. They’ll film it, I’ll answer three questions about the movie and then they’ll pay for it. It’s really easy.”
Pope and Schrader were unconvinced. But Lohan was insistent as she left the room.
“They’ll do it. You just have to know how to work it.”Or this portion of the piece, showcasing Lohan's relationship with the paparazzi:
Over at the mall, Schrader paced nervously. “We need to get three shots, and we’re not going to get a second chance.” He was worried about attracting the attention of mall security. An hour later, Lohan arrived in her black Porsche trailed by four or five paparazzi. Schrader threw up his hands and said, “That’s it.”
Lohan told him, politely, to shut up.
“Paul, we can do this.”
She climbed out of her car and turned to the photographers.
“I’ll make a deal with you. I’ll give you a good shot, but then you have to go.” Lohan turned to her good side and hiked her floor-length skirt up to show a little leg.
“O.K., five, four, three, two, one. Now you have to go.”It's tidbits like these that elevate Lohan past the desperate Sean Young status she's enjoyed since her first DUI arrest in 2007. Of course, Lohan isn't someone to feel sorry for or someone to root for — she has participated in heinous illegal activity. But, now, following Rodrick's article, she's someone to invest in. After all, Lohan's story in 8,000 words turned out to be more interesting than Norma Desmond, Vicki Lester, and Neely O'Hara's combined. She's terrible. She's irrational. She's incorrigible. But she's brilliant. And, as she herself has said, she's a fighter — for better or for worse. (Okay, mostly worse.)
And now we can't help but be strapped in, waiting to find out whether Lohan will get a TKO or tap out in the next round. There's no denying whatever little curiosity you had about The Canyons prior to reading Rodrick's article has since increased tenfold. (Heck, you might actually see it.) And there's no denying that, while reading the piece, you finally cared about Lindsay Lohan. And that's a feeling no Tonight Show interview, Lifetime movie, or Playboy spread could invite.
Thanks to Rodrick's article, for the first time in years, we're not looking back, fondly remembering the days Lohan charmed us in critically acclaimed fare like The Parent Trap and Mean Girls. Instead, pop culture fans actually want to see what happens next in Lohan's life. And that's the best thing that could ever happen to her. Well, besides normalcy, of course.
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The actor will accept the inaugural Betty Garrett Lifetime Achievement Award at an event celebrating the 50th anniversary of arts organisation Theatre West.
Bridges' Norma Rae co-star Sally Field will take to the stage to talk about working with the actor, while TV producer Norman Lear will hand him his prize.
Theatre West executive director John Gallogly says, "In forging our future, we strive to honour our past. It seems especially fitting that we honour Beau Bridges with our inaugural Betty Garrett Lifetime Achievement Award, to be given annually to the artist whose work, both at Theatre West and in the larger world, best exemplifies the talent, generosity of spirit and dedication to craft, family and Theatre West that Betty Garrett epitomised in her life."
Late Broadway star Garrett helped found Theatre West in 1962.