Almost As Good As Dershowitz

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Allen Garcia, the 33-year-old homeless panhandler who was arrested for selling crack to Tatum O’Neal six weeks ago, was released this week from Rikers Island, only to be stopped by immigration officials as he was walking out of the building, who delivered the bad news: he’s being deported. Pundits from coast to coast were stunned to hear the news of …

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What a Dick

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Early Wednesday morning, comedian Andy Dick was arrested for sexual battery and possession of controlled substances, after approaching a teenager outside the Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar in Murrieta, California and pulling off the teen’s shirt. It came as no surprise to police investigating the case that Dick appeared to be “extremely intoxicated” and had a pocket full of …

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Law & Order's Dick Wolf: No Damn Starbucks?!

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The Wall Street Journal reports that Dick Wolf, creator of the Law & Order mega-franchise, and NBC, a television network that at one time produced shows that people actually watched, are engaged in a protracted legal battle over the series’ “revenue, prestige, and legacy.” Wolf believes he’s been cheated on his fees and on bigger-picture issues like the number of …

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Would’ve Been Worse if She Was Living in Paris

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A 40-year-old mother of four and former teacher’s aide, Brenda Baillargeon, who admittedly had sex with her daughter’s 16-year-old high-school classmate, has been sentenced to a one-year jail term, and in an unorthodox punitive twist, banished from her hometown of Amery, Wisconsin, population 2,800. Commenting on the unusual, but legally viable punishment, a law professor from Hamline University School of …

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Phil Spector: You Know It’s Time to Call a Headhunter

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The D.A. prosecuting Phil Spector has found yet another woman who wants to testify that the famed producer threatened her life, according to a new motion that sets out facts similar to those alleged in the 2003 shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson. The new woman, Norma Kemper, was working as Spector’s assistant in 1996 when he took her out …

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Nick Santora: Producer, Prison Break

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What’s your current job? What other projects are you working on? The majority of my time is spent as a writer/co-executive producer on the Fox TV show “Prison Break.” I also created and serve as an executive producer on “Beauty & The Geek,” a reality show on The CW Network that is clearly based on my relationship with my wife. …

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I Want to be a Hollywood Agent

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QI’m a second year at a well known Chicago firm.  I’m looking to move to LA and break into Hollywood.  Maybe get a job as an agent?  Any advice? AYeah. Don’t do it. Unless, of course, you really want it.  I mean, really, really want it. Hollywood’s no joke. It’s an insular, hyper-competitive, random business overflowing with narcissists and pettiness. It’s cliché, I …

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Report Associate Abuse!

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Associate Abuse is a serious and sometimes fatal problem. The scars of humiliation are deep and long-lasting—affecting not just the abused attorneys, but the community in which they live. There are countless innocent associates who have been laid off at Christmas, kicked in the gut, ditched in random cities. All by sexless, sadistic partners and bitter senior associates.  For every incidence …

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