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It’s been an interesting week in the Jodi Arias trial.
Nude photos of the murder defendant were displayed for the jury – and the live feed – as was a video in which she said she would welcome the death penalty.
If she killed Travis Alexander, that is.
“If I am found guilty, I won’t have a life … If I killed Travis, I would beg for the death penalty,” Arias told Esteban Flores, a Mesa, Ariz., police detective, in a 2008 interview.
As for the Jodi Arias nude photos? Jurors were shown pigtailed Arias’ breasts, as well as explicit front and rear angles of her genitalia (NSFW, afterMore >
Liberty Ross is laying down the professional gauntlet to her husband – and, really, can you blame her?
According to Radar Online sources, the wife of Rupert Sanders may actually stay with him – despite the scandalous photos that have emerged of the 41-year old embracing Kristen Stewart – but she has a few conditions in mind first, most notably:
“Liberty let it be known in no uncertain terms that Rupert can’t direct the sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman,” says an insider, adding that the couple is trying to work things out, but Ross “doesn’t want him to ever work with Kristen again.”
Casper Smart frequent exotic massage parlors and/or is a homosexual seeking fast and easy one-night stands.
So claim a pair of tabloid cover stories this week, both of which have prompted Jennifer Lopez and her boyfriend to threaten lawsuits against the publications behind them.
The first, from In Touch, quotes a couple of employees at a massage parlor in New York City who allege Smart has stopped by for appointments there twice in the last month.
Star, meanwhile, asserts that the dancer was caught at a peep show in the Big Apple last month, somewhere that’s a “well-known cruising spotMore >
Paranormal Activity 4 hits theaters on October 19 and while no plot details for this follow-up have been divulged yet, the first extended trailer for the thriller gives us some idea of what to expect:
Shaky camera work. A lot of screaming. A shadowy figure lurking in the background.
No, folks, this installment of the franchise won’t differ much from the first three, but you know what they say: if it ain’t broke, and it scares the living crap out of all movie goers, don’t fix it.
So hold on tight and watch the first Paranormal Activity 4 trailer now:
The Casey Anthony trial resumed this morning after a judge ruled that the 25-year-old accused murderer from Orlando is competent to stand trial.
The trial was abruptly put on hold over the weekend after the judge said a “legal matter” had come up. That matter was Anthony’s mental state.
Defense lawyers filed a motion to determine her competency to proceed, and after three psychologists found her competent, the trial goes on.
Casey, who is accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee Anthony, in 2008, has pleaded not guilty. She faces the death penalty if convicted.
Many (if not most) trial observers believe that accused murderer Casey Anthony is indeed guilty of killing her two-year-old daughter Caylee.
Some of the physical evidence against her is less than overwhelming, however, according to a Casey Anthony defense witness testifying today.
The air in Casey Anthony’s car trunk contained chemicals associated with human decomposition, but didn’t conclusively prove a body was there.
Dr. Michael Sigman, a professor at the University of Central Florida, said Casey’s trunk showed traces of gasoline, chloroform and other chemicals.
However, those readingsMore >
A physical scientist and forensic examiner testified today that there was heart-shaped residue on the duct tape over the mouth of slain Caylee Anthony.
“It was approximately the size of a dime,” Elizabeth Fontaine testified as the murder trial of Casey Anthony, Caylee’s mother, continued this morning.
“If you wore a band aid for an extended time, then take it off, there would be glue residue and debris. That’s what this looked like, but heart shaped.”
The state, which says Caylee was murdered, plans to introduce evidence that similar heart-shaped stickers were found in Casey Anthony’sMore >
Jennifer Mee, better known as “Hiccup Girl” after an appearance on the Today show in 2007, seemed so normal. Well, aside from the chronic hiccup thing.
Anyway, she was charged with murder in Florida this weekend.
First-degree murder, no less. According to cops, Mee was involved in a robbery gone awry Saturday. Officials say Jennifer Mee personally lured a man into an ambush, in which he was robbed at gunpoint, struggled and was shot dead.
WHO, MEE? According to police … yes.
According to police, Mee and the other two suspects “admitted to their involvement” in the crime and have each beenMore >