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Archive for January, 2008

Hey Local Bands …

My local music column, “Riffage,” is returning next week to our Thursday section. They’re making me … er, uh … I mean, I’m excited at the opportunity to get back out and hear some energizing local music.

No, I really am. Local bands/musicians should send press kits and CDs to me at … let me check my card here … right: 2640 Shadelands Drive, Walnut Creek, 94598. I’ve helped thousands of Bay Area bands get HUGE record deals. You could be next. Honest. 

Posted on Monday, January 7th, 2008
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Britney Not On Drugs, Just Insane

Life & Style is reporting that Britney Spears’ blood test came back clean, meaning she wasn’t on drugs and alcohol when she decided to basically hold her son hostage in her house last night.

I wouldn’t be so sure.

Whatever the cause, this is a person who’s rapidly deteriorating before our eyes. If she wants to ruin herself, fine. But no 2-year-old should have to watch mommy get strapped to a gurney and hauled off to the mental ward for a 72-hour psych exam.  The way the police responded – sending a dozen officers – leads one to believe that they considered this a hostage situation. Which can’t bode well for her idea of getting custody of her kids.

I don’t know what can be said about this that hasn’t already been said. It does speak, however, to the idea that maybe it’s not such a great idea for parents to push their kids into showbiz before they hit puberty, now matter how cute or talented they may be. Somebody close to the situation needs to step up before something happens to those two kids, whom Spears seems to regard like a teen girl would a couple of puppies. What’s really frightening is how much better of a parent Kevin Federline is.

Posted on Friday, January 4th, 2008
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Kidnapping Ex-Boyfriends Never a Great idea

Dating Kumari Fulbright is a dangerous idea.

In a move that would make Tonya Harding proud, Fulbright found herself three guys to help her kidnap, rob and torture her ex-boyfriend, for which she was indicted in Pima County, Arizona, last month.

I wonder what he did to her.

The 25-year-old former Miss Pima County and calendar pin-up girl (yes, pricelessly holding up a large gun) also allegedly stuck a knife in his ear, threatened him with a gun, and bit him many times during his 10-hour ordeal, before he escaped.

The best part of the whole thing is her mug shot, in which she resembles a hysterical chicken just emerging from an egg. Nick Nolte has NOTHING on Kumari Fulbright.

Posted on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008
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