While I've never broken into someone's house before, I can think of a few possible motivations for committing such an act: warmth, hunger, money... Granted this is no excuse for such behavior, but at least the reasoning makes a little bit of sense. But when a celebrity's house is broken into, you automatically assume it's just your regular super-stalker hoping for their own personal little meet and greet. However, this wasn't what the guy who broke into Celine Dion's house wanted. On Tuesday, a 36-year-old man named Daniel Bedard was charged after he allegedly broke into Celine's house near Montreal, raided the fridge and attempted to pour himself a bath before getting caught by the police.
Bedard was caught by the police on Monday afternoon after the alarm system went off. Dion and her husband were not home at the time of the break-in (since they usually live in Florida), but they use the house when they visit Quebec. Police spokesman Franco Di Genova said the suspect was getting ready to take a nice hot bath when police arrived with a canine unit. Genova states, “He opened the water faucets, was pouring a nice warmish bath (and) he even managed to eat some pastry that was in the fridge." Sounds like quite the relaxing afternoon Bedard had planned and apparently, he was a little confused about what the police were even doing there. Genova went on to say, “The suspect was coming down the big staircase and was asking: ‘Hey, guys what are you doing here?’” Then they proceeded to arrest him.
Bedard had jumped a fence to get on the property and used a garage door opener that he found in an unlocked vehicle to gain access to the house. He has been arraigned on charges which include breaking and entering, auto theft and causing property damage. I hope they're not counting the bathtub as property damage because the poor guy didn't even get to enjoy the relaxing soak.
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Source: Access Hollywood
S2E10: Some shows rely so heavily on plot, it’s annoying. Some shows shirk plot so often it’s annoying. And then there are shows that are so well done that you can forget the whole question of ongoing plot and just enjoy the art of it all. This week’s Louie was that kind of episode.
“It’s not nice to scare people and you shouldn’t scare my daddy either.” –Louie’s daughter
The first vignette of the episode, “Halloween” finds Louie trick or treating with his daughters, one of whom is bravely dressed as Frederick Douglass – yes that means black-face makeup is involved. But it’s not even offensive, because Louie explains why the little girl wanted to be Douglass for Halloween and it’s because she read the book about his life and it meant something to her. It’s powerful enough to overpower our confusion at the costume itself.
It starts to get dark but the girls want to stay out later, so they whine and he agrees to let them. Of course they encounter the New York city assholes who roam the streets on Halloween night and his kids get scared. Louie reassures them, saying it’s all fake because it’s Halloween. As they’re walking home, they’re followed by two guys in costumes who stalk after them menacingly, and this time, it’s not all fake. They come around the corner and ambush Louie and his kids, and threaten them.
This is a little akin to some 80s movie about big, bad New York because it’s certainly not the New York I know, but it serves a purpose. Fed up with her Halloween fun being ruined, Louie’s youngest daughter gets fed up and swats the tormentors with her fairy wand until they back up and Louie can reach for some scrap metal to hit them with. He takes the higher road and breaks open a store window to set off the alarm so the duo goes running. We’re left with Louie and his two daughters crouched together on the street, waiting for the police so they can explain what happened and pay for the shattered window. It’s a simple little moment, but it’s this relief and love for his daughters that emanates from this half of the episode that makes the costumey antics of the first few minutes so tolerable.
“People are here to add ideas, so got any?” –Head Writer
“Not really. Just saying it’s lame.” –Hired writer
Louie is hired to help rewrite jokes for a movie script after a slew of rewrites have “sapped the funny” out of it and we see the valley of comedy writers laid before us. They’re working on page one, wherein the main character is woken up by his alarm and his dog licking his face. It’s a pretty typical scene, and we find our token cynical critic who complains that it’s typical but can’t offer any solutions and the hipster new-wave writer whose every suggestion is typical, but meant to be ironic and of course, the old comedy writers whose styles are a bit outdated. Then Louie offers an idea: what if the dog stops the alarm clock. This sets off a whole storm of creativity and catches the eye of a mysterious woman in a suit sitting at the edge of the room.
Her name is Ellie and she insists they go to lunch – it turns out she’s a Vice President at Paramount Pictures and she wants to help Louie makes movies. He’s getting everything he ever wanted, but he looks kind of terrified. She asks him for his best idea and it’s this depressing downward spiral of a movie that no one would ever make because it wouldn’t make any money. Ellie starts looking around the restaurant and checking her cell phone before interrupting him to say she’s got to go say hello to some people. He’s just been dumped before anything even took off.
There are two reasons this scene works so well. First, the realism of that awkward sort of conversation wherein one person speaking passionately and the other person is trying desperately to escape is palpable. You can feel Ellie’s desperation and Louie’s disappointment. The second is that it highlights that Louie’s style of humor is likely never going to be suited for mainstream movies or television. In this short scene, it’s as if Louis C.K. is proudly declaring that, pitting the aloof, vapid nature of Ellie the movie exec against his genuine passion for comedy and comedy writing.
Louie can be a depressing downward spiral that most of America probably won’t line up to shell out cash to see, but it’s a beautifully handled, well-written, hilarious, poignant downward spiral and those of us who can appreciate it will be all the validation it needs.
The Crossroads star reveals her Boomkat bandmate brother slept through his alarm and failed to make the soundcheck on time, which upset Manning and led to a nightmare TV performance.
She tells BlogTalkRadio.com, "It was our first time on Jay Leno and when you do Jay Leno you do a daytime dress rehearsal to make sure the sound is alright for your performance. My brother's alarm didn't go off and he was down in San Diego, so he didn't come to the dress rehearsal portion of Jay Leno.
"Leno came storming into my dressing room and basically was like, 'What's going on? I'm hearing a band member missing?' I'm like, 'I'm so sorry. I'm so worried about my brother. I can't get a hold of him. It's terrible,' and he's like, 'Yes, this is terrible.'
"In the nick of time my brother shows up for the performance but I was out of sorts and devastated and it wasn't our best performance. Jay Leno has never really had me back. It could just be a coincidence that I haven't had the right project but that's always bothered me, even to this day."
Jonathan May-Bowles, also known as Jonnie Marbles, was ordered to spend six weeks behind bars last month (29Jul11) after pleading guilty to charges of assault and causing harassment, alarm and distress.
The 26-year-old comedian appealed to have the punishment overturned, but a judge at a London court rejected the bid on Friday (05Aug11) - although he agreed to let him serve just four weeks instead.
The pie attack occurred during a televised hearing in July (11), when Murdoch was called to answer questions over the News of the World phone-hacking scandal.
Jonathan May-Bowles attempted to shove a plate of shaving cream into the tycoon's face as he was being quizzed over the News of the World phone-hacking scandal during a televised hearing in London last month (Jul11).
Comedian May-Bowles, also known as Jonnie Marbles, was arrested and charged with assault and causing harassment, alarm and distress. He pleaded guilty and was convicted on all counts on Friday (29Jul11).
The 26 year old was sentenced on Tuesday (02Aug11) at the City of Westminster Magistrates' Court, where a judge told him he would serve three weeks of the six week sentence.
He was also ordered to pay $400 (£250) in court costs as well as a $24 (£15) victim surcharge.
Murdoch shut down the 168-year-old News of the World in July (11) amid allegations a private investigator working for the tabloid had illegally accessed voicemail messages belonging to royals, celebrities, and crime victims.
Murdoch and his son James were being quizzed over the News of the World phone-hacking scandal during a televised hearing in London when spectator Jonathan May-Bowles jumped over a railing and lunged at the 80 year old and attempted to slam a plate of shaving cream into his face.
The businessman's wife, Wendi, who was sitting directly behind her husband, fought off the assailant, who branded the mogul a "greedy billionaire".
Comedian May-Bowles, also known as Jonnie Marbles, was arrested and charged with assault and causing harassment, alarm and distress.
The 26 year old pleaded guilty and was convicted of all counts on Friday (29Jul11). He will be sentenced on Tuesday (02Aug11).
Murdoch, owner of the News Corp empire, shut down the 168-year-old News of the World amid allegations a private investigator working for the tabloid had illegally accessed voicemail messages belonging to royals, celebrities, and crime victims.
Well it turns out Kanye West is certainly good at sucking up to people after his little faux pas with Taylor Swift at the VMA's in 2009. And it appears the singer has hired none other than Justin Bieber to do his PR for him. Bieber is currently collaborating with the singer and he's making it known that he thinks Kanye is an upstanding guy. The teenie-bopper heartthrob stated to the editor in chief of XXL Magazine, "I got to be in the studio with him and work with him...he’s not really an asshole, like everyone makes him out to be. I mean, he can, he can do bad things, but he’s really generally a good guy. He can make bad decisions, you know, as well as everyone can but generally I think he is a good guy.” Well that's very moving and all Biebs (I can't believe he said the A word!), but even Mr. Hyde can act like a nice guy when he wants to (i.e. Dr. Jekyll). Actions speak for themselves and Kayne is going to need to do more than just have a jam session with you to make up for it all and convince me he's seen the error of his ways. On the day that Kayne wins a Grammy and T-Swift sets off the fire alarm in the middle of his speech - then we'll call it even.
Source: NY Mag
The former Bond girl called police to her luxury Hollywood estate twice over the weekend (09-10Jul11) after spying an intruder lurking in the grounds of the property.
Berry reportedly saw a mystery man in her front yard on Saturday (09Jul11) and she raised the alarm again on Sunday (10Jul11) after spotting someone staring at her through her kitchen window. Authorities were unable to locate the intruder even after scrambling a helicopter to search the area.
Police officers were summoned to Berry's estate again on Monday after the actress' private security team caught a man near the property, according to TMZ.com.
The website reports that a man has been arrested and booked on suspicion of felony stalking.
The former Bond girl dialled 911 on Saturday (09Jul11) after spying an intruder lurking in the front yard of her luxury Hollywood estate.
The man fled before cops arrived, but terrified Berry raised the alarm again on Sunday (10Jul11) after a suspect was seen watching the actress as she worked in her kitchen.
TMZ.com reports the Catwoman star saw the man staring at her while holding a book, but authorities were unable to locate him even after scrambling a helicopter to search the area.
Holmes was among the stars who walked the red carpet for the premiere of Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark, written by Guillermo del Toro, at the Regal L.A. Live cinema. But the subsequent screening was interrupted an hour into the film by the venue's emergency warning system, with a siren, flashing lights and an announcement urging all audience members to leave the building due to a crisis, according to Deadline.com.
The crowd left the horror screening and evacuated the auditorium, but later returned when the alarm was resolved - and the movie was restarted.