Archives: December 2009
Police have released the 911 call Brooke Mueller made on Christmas day after being allegedly assaulted by her husband, Charlie Sheen. Mueller can be heard crying, and says “My husband had me with, uh, with a knife and I feared for my life and he threatened me.” We may never be able to watch Two And A Half Men again.
Mueller told Estevez [Sheen] that she wanted a divorce and would get custody of the children.
Mueller stated that Estevez [Sheen] became enraged by this; he grabbed Mueller by the upper part of the throat while straddling her on the bed.
Mueller added that Estevez [Sheen] pulled out a knife, holding it to her throat, saying, “You better be in fear. If you tell anybody, I’ll kill you. Your mother’s money means nothing, I have ex-police I can hire who know how to get the job done and they won’t leave any trace.”
Yeah, we’re off Two And A Half Men for good.
Natasha Vargas-Cooper reflects on a decade that brought a hefty dose of disillusionment in her essay “The End of the 00s: How To Lose Your Idealism In Under Ten Years.”
Culturally, I find the Boomers tedious and unhelpful. Their confused notions about counterculture have infected our generation. The kind of water bottles you buy, car you drive, fair trade coffee you slurp: can this serve as some kind of political action? This idea is laughable. It gives the false illusion of social engagement. It leads us to the conclusion that you fight the structural problems of capitalism by buying non-mainstream things: like leggings or a Prius! But capitalism loves counterculture. It thrives on it! Just flip on your TV at 3 a.m. and watch Peter Fonda hawk the TIME LIFE GOLDEN 60S music collection!
Read the full piece at The Awl.
Demi Moore has sicced her lawyers on Boing Boing, Jezebel, Anthony Citrano, and Oh No They Didn’t. Their crime? Last month all observed that an image of Moore on the cover of W magazine appeared to have been Photoshopped. Badly Photoshopped. Moore appears to be missing a hunk of her hip. Not a good look for anyone.
But Moore seemed to think that the bloggers were calling her fat.
The blogs being threatened by Moore aren’t backing down – and are keeping readers updated on the drama. Boing Boing has published the correspondence they received from Moore’s attorney, Martin D. Singer, as well as their response.
Vain actresses + Lawyers + Freedom of Speech = Internet Floor Show
Writer and early adopter Bill Barol is in the final days of raising money for his web series project on Kickstarter. He’s, as of this posting, is less than $300 away from his goal of raising his $2300 goal.
What happens if he falls short of the goal? Barol tells FBLA, “The way Kickstarter is structured, a project doesn’t get funded unless it raises its entire target amount by the deadline. You can fall $1 short and collect nothing. This is a good thing — it encourages project creators to budget realistically — but it also makes fundraising a little bit of a highwire act, particularly in the last days and hours. (In retrospect, I now realize that I set myself a tall order trying to fund the project in 45 days, especially given that both Thanksgiving and Christmas fell in that period.) So the answer to the question ‘What happens if the goal isn’t met’ is: Nothing happens. The project collapses like a flan in the sun.”
Donate to his project here.
Previously on FBLA:
Directed By Dylan Osborn
Written By Sergio Cilli
Director of Photography Jason O’ Malley
Starring: Sergio Cilli, Matty Smith, Jack Allison, Chad Fogland, David Nehr, Marisa Pinson, Matt Reid, Jacob Womack, Stephen Schneider, Eileen Hsi, Will McLaughlin, Cissy Fenwick, Casey Feigh, Eric Ledgin, Julia Bensfield, Jennie Pierson, Lilan Bowden
Indeed, there has been a lot of interest but no firm news to report as yet. We are scheduled to vacate and shut down for good by the end of Thursday if nothing materializes, though of course E&P could always be brought back a bit later. Stay tuned, contact me here about anything you can do, and thanks again for your backing and kinds words.
Previously on FBLA: