The latest TIME magazine has me enthralled. Charlie Rose interviewed the author of this piece, Jeffrey Kluger, who showed an incredible video of a highly intelligent, 29 year-old Bonobo ape named Kanzi.
Millions of radioactive boars are now living in southern Germany. They are the aftermath of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster of 25 years ago! It must be rather like Hollywood in the forests of Bavaria; there are millions of wild bores running around LA, mainly radioactive.
between celebrity & notoriety, truth & fiction–especially in this town! A while back, the local news was filled with stories about a rash of audacious burglaries that targeted the homes of young celebs. It turns out that the alleged perps are a bunch of club-hopping kids from an affluent suburb so caught up in the Hollywood “culture” they are said to have committed the break-ins ($3-million worth in mainly clothes & jewelry, some artwork, plus a gun)–to get designer duds (re: lifestyle) that belonged to the “anointed-ones.” Allegedly one of the so-called Bling Ring, Alexis Neiers, 18, is a dark beauty who had already been signed, at the time of her arrest, to an E! reality show called Pretty Wild, which debuts next month. The leggy teen now has a Vanity Fair story, a mouthpiece, and future court dates.
in a VH1 show, Ryan Jenkins, 32, in reality turned out to be a psychopathic fiend. He came to LA, broke into reality shows, then married Jasmine Fiore, 28, a Vegas cheesecake model who once played football in a bikini in the “Lingerie Bowl.” Convicted in his native Canada of battery on a woman, he & Fiore had a rocky relationship. The marriage was annulled after he struck her, but the two had recently moved into a Fairfax-area apt.
10 days ago, he reported her missing. She soon turned up: packed in a suitcase which had been thrown into a dumpster, only to be discovered by a homeless man looking for recyclables. Brutally beaten, then strangled, her fingers & every tooth in her mouth had been removed. Her body was identified by the serial # on a breast implant. After an international manhunt, the story ended yesterday, in a motel in British Columbia, where Jenkins had hung himself.
The reality shows he had appeared in, “Megan Wants A Millionaire” & “I Love Money” have been pulled.
that’s Hollywood–it always has been. Beware of what you dream in the seductive, golden town.
The apparent double suicide of “It” couple, artist Jeremy Blake & writer/ filmmaker/ blogger, Theresa Duncan, is very sad & the odd, mysterious story has yet to fully unfold. It has all the trappings: beautiful, highly-achieved & highly-ambitious people; dashed Hollywood dreams; alleged Scientology tie-ins.
Until early this year, when the pair moved back to NY, they lived, like I, at Venice Beach.I didn’t know them-never heard of them–but apparently a longtime friend of mine, Glenn O’Brien, was their close friend. Blake & Duncan spent their last weekend at Glenn’s country house & he was asked by Jeremy Blake to make the final postmortem entry on Theresa Duncan’s blog. Blake followed his mate into death–days later.
I wonder what their suicide notes said? I wonder about so many things here…
I’ll stay tuned.