Man! I Drive Like a Woman!: One of the most notorious drunk drivers in the Ottawa area has been found not criminally responsible on his latest impaired driving charges because of a mental disorder that makes him believe female celebrities are controlling his actions. The guilty party this time? Shania Twain. (CBC)
Hero and Villain:The psychologist Eugene Landy has died at 71. Landy first gained notoriety as Brian Wilson's therapist back in 1975, for his controversial "24-hour therapy," during which he worked with patients for extended periods of time. Ethics questions arose when he employed his"24-year therapy" technique with the nutty Beach Boy genius, to the tune of $35,000 a month. (AP)
Minnelli Rules: Liza Gets an 'A' for 'Liza With a 'Z" / The new DVD of her legendary 1972 concert is getting rave reviews. It's nice for us to remember when Liza was so much more than a punchline. OK, enough of that: watch what a crazy freak she is here! (AP)
The Accused: Duke University's president has suspended the school's highly ranked lacrosse team from play until school administrators learn more about allegations that several team members raped an exotic dancer/student/mother at an off-campus party. The details of this case of extremely disturbing. (AP)
It's Not Right, But It's OK: Bobby Brown's sister Tina says Whitney Houston spends her days locked in her bedroom "smoking crack, using sex toys to satisfy herself and ignoring personal hygiene." The singer's habit has also cost her teeth, according to Tina, who says Houston wears dentures."She loses them in the house and when she's out on drug binges," Tina claims. "They cost $6,000 and the dentist has to keep FedEx'ing her a new set." On one occasion, Tina alleges, Houston drove to her niece's school without her teeth."She forgot her teeth and scared the kids. My kid cried about it." No word on what Bobby's other sisters Crystal and Mary Jane think about the situation. (Enquirer)
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