Nicole Richie was arrested in December for driving the wrong way down an LA freeway. There was a lot of publicity about her actions and the alcohol that caused them, but by the time she was ready to serve jail time, Nicole was five months pregnant.
Still, a lot of people were ready to throw the book at her since she was convicted of a DUI (driving under the influence) regardless of her celebrity status and pregnancy. After all, there are plenty of pregnant women in jail. Well, Nicole went to jail…for eighty-two minutes. That’s just slightly longer than an hour. She is also on probation for three years and has to attend an alcohol education program.
Since she got out of jail, she’s been seen hanging around Central Park in New York with her baby’s daddy, Joel Madden. She’s looking healthy and starting to get a bit of a baby bump. There is also a strong rumor that the two might be engaged. Only time will tell!
Owen Wilson is one of the funniest actors today, but apparently he couldn’t cheer himself up. Owen was found by his brother Luke, another beloved celeb, in his home with a cut wrist and a large quantity of pills in his system.
He’s recovering in the hospital, and those close to him say that they suspected he might be getting out of control before this incident. For the rest of us, Owen’s apparent attempted suicide is a shock. I, for one, am sad that someone who can make the rest of us happy obviously feels so sad.
I know that his fans are waiting on some good news from Owen, and hope that he now has the care and attention he needs to get his life back in order. Maybe all of his upcoming movies will help pull him out of his depression.
Brit and Kevin
Poor Brittney. She’s made some wrong choices, but apparently her worst was marrying Kevin. Kevin has sued Brittney for custody of their two boys, and in doing so has made her life that much more stressful and open to the public.
Lawyers seem to have no problem telling the world Britney makes over $730,000 per month. They also have no issue letting the world know that Kevin makes nothing. He has officially $0 to his name. So, apparently his $20,000 a month he gets from Brittney isn’t cutting it any more, and that runs out in November. He now wants her to pay his legal fees – so he can keep suing her for custody of their two kids.
In good news, Britney is back in action music-wise. She’s released her first single in a while, "Gimme More." The song is pretty good and will definitely be played at clubs. It’s a decent first step back into action after two babies and an ugly divorce. The song sounds a lot like Britney’s older material, which is just fine with me. The entire album, which doesn’t actually have a name yet, is due out on November 13. It should be interesting!
So what did you think of Britney's performance at the VMAs?