Saturday, July 10, 2010

Lindsay and Danny: Hollywood not so confidential...

By Jim Heffernan
Lindsay Lohan: "With shutterbugs snapping away as she is being escorted from the courthouse by beefy sheriff’s deputies -- including a woman officer sporting a ballerina-style hairdo if not physique -- another movie star enters the scene."

Things you wouldn’t know if you didn’t read the New York Times

Duluth’s a pretty good place to live, but you do get the feeling sometimes that maybe we’re a bit out of the mainstream.

Take this incident in Los Angeles, reported in Saturday’s Times (June 10).

Lindsay Lohan, who has taken over for Britney Spears this summer as our No. 1 person famous for being famous (whatever happened to Paris Hilton?), was hailed into L.A. County court for violating her probation.

She has been on probation for driving under the influence of a couple of mind-altering substances including, but not limited to, alcohol.

So, as the Times reported in a survey story of celebrity goings-on in L.A. County court (Lindsay is not Alonehan), the currently blond young actress was greeted by a phalanx of paparazzi eager to, well, take her picture of course.

With shutterbugs snapping away as she is being escorted from the courthouse by beefy sheriff’s deputies -- including a woman officer sporting a ballerina-style hairdo if not physique -- another movie star enters the scene.

It is none other than vertically challenged Danny DeVito. And what’s he there for? Jury duty. Yes, jury duty.

All ye who think you are too busy or too big a cheese to serve on a jury, forever remember that even Danny DeVito responded to the call. What a great American. Never mind that he threw mamma from the train.

Moral: Violate your probation and you could meet Danny DeVito.

Note: check out the Times story HERE.

2 comments:

Ray said...

Good for Mr. DeVito! I would really like to be on a jury, but I proably wouldn't be allowed, you see, I am a cop and a Forensic Psychologist, so I deal with psychology and the law on a daily basis. My brother from the Iron Range has been on two juries (lucky stiff!) I was selected to be in the grand jury pool for six months, but there were no cases...

Jim Heffernan said...

Hey Ray,
While I'm no forensic Psychologist, I never was selected for a jury either. Guess journalists are not considered to be fair :-) I would have enjoyed it though. I only know of one other Forensic-type person. A former cabin neighbor tells me his daughter now works as a Forensic scientist in Hennepin County. A Forensic Psychologist's life has got to be pretty interesting!