This trial is aging Judge Stephens.
Based on something posted on twitter, (please click the link) my new guess for the identity of the mysterious mitigation witness is, Dr. Cheryl L. Karp, the Vice-Chairperson for the State of Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners. And it may be the prosecution that is asking for the secrecy. It seems that last time the defense actually objected to Karp being a secret witness. Karp would likely be testifying to Arias’ abuse claims.
I do not believe Karp actually testified last time. I believe she was allowed to just have her report placed into evidence when DeMarte testified for the prosecution. This time, I think the only people objecting to the witness testifying in secret are the media. I believe Karp doesn’t want to be identified for professional reasons. It might blemish her high powered job to be known as the person who provided evidence that benefits Jodi Arias. Continue reading
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I haven’t recapped this in a while. I think I missed one episode (maybe) and finally watched the last one where they take a sledge-hammer to a house to release all their inner feelings. I always thought that was a stupid exercise, but then again, all televised therapy is meant to be dramatic and therapy itself is a mere after thought. So on to tonight’s show!
Nikki is still bitching about not being heard and her feelings not being acknowledged. NONE OF THAT IS TRUE. What happened was Cicely read a tabloid story where Ande from her season talked about how she dumped Juan Pablo after her bang card date because Juan Pablo was talking about how he screwed the first girl on the first bang card (not Nikki) even though he was not interested. Cicely said in front of Juan and Nikki that if anyone talked about her man like that she sure would not be friends with them anymore and she might have to go all in to set them straight. Juan had a knowing look and Nikki is pissed that Juan didn’t defend her when someone pointed out that she should not allow anyone to treat Juan badly. What was Juan supposed to say? Oh “eeeeessss okay, for her friend to talk shit about me in tabloids?” Nikki is an idiot. If you had told me it was possible I would feel sorry for JUAN PABLO this season, I would never have believed you. Do I think he is into Nikki? Not at all. Is he doing the show for the money and exposure absolutely. Is he acting for the cameras to come off as the better person? Yes. Nikki on the other hand is not acting for the camera and her true obnoxious self is right there for us all to see.
Cicely points out that if Nikki’s “best friend” is someone she met on a TV show three months ago who was dating the same guy she was, then there is a problem. Dick on the other hand takes the time to be the rescuer of the damsel in distress. Because, that’s Evel Continue reading
Tanisha gave a passionate victim statement.
Courtroom is packed for the first time today. There is a lottery to get in. The rest will watch in overflow room. After much delay, sidebars, etc, Court gets underway. We will begin with two impact statements from Travis’ family. This is new. First up, Travis’ younger sister Tanisha Sorenson. I’ve pieced together tweets to give you the gist of her statement.
“My brother was my best friend. He protected me and inspired me. I feel so fortunate to be blessed with such a wonderful brother. He will be forever 30. Today I’m 4 years old. I have outlived my older brother. Travis doesn’t get to have that life. He doesn’t get to have those children. When our parents died Travis was our rock. When we found out Travis was dead we had nobody to comfort us. My children will never grow up to know Uncle Travis. Our family has been through a living hell. Tere are not enough words to express what we’ve been going through. Our family has fallen apart since Travis’s death. I’ve been diagnosed with PTSD from this incident. The images of my brother’s dead body will forever be stained my memory.I’m scared every day to close my eyes in the shower.I see Travis’ dead body in my mind, taking a shower is so difficult. I’m obsessed with carrying out Travis’s legacy. I started to lose my faith in God and my will to live. I’ve lost myself in this. I’ve experienced so much depression that I’ve almost lost my husband. I am continually reminded of the death of brother over and over. The autopsy photos of my brother’s decomposing body and mummified face are the images I can’t get out of my head. I remember the last day i spent with him it was an amazing day. a truly amazing day. Our minds are ruined with seeing Travis’s body slumped over in the shower and his throat slit ear to ear. When I think of my brother I don’t want to see him stabbed, bleeding, shot in the head. I just want to see my brother. I just want to close my eyes and see Travis my brother, but I can’t. ” Continue reading
By: Urethra Franklin
Warning: Spoiler-ish so spank me.
Last week Elsa Mars’ song summoned me to download “Gods and Monsters” as well as Mr. Hot Goth Mordrake & his 2nd evil face to the Freak Show. Luckily for Ethel she was “not the one”, and her life & soul was spared by Mordrake from being part of his ghostly entourage. In the promo teaser for tonight’s episode 4, Mordrake pays a visit to Elsa’s tent as she has been expecting him. Does she think he’s the dark haired stranger from Mystic Esmeralda’s fake reading that is going to make her a star? Or does she know that he is the two-faced legend that her troupe of freaks fear? Is Elsa is the freak that Evil Face choses to kill?
We are going to learn about Elsa’s past in Germany. I don’t think it’s going to be war related but do beware of The Watchers. If you know German history you should know what that means; if not then watch tonight. Not only is Elsa’s past grisly, it is also SUPER KINKY as in bitch get down on all fours and lick my boots you bad little Schnauzer. YASSS kinky as in dog collars, leather, lace, masks & whips worthy of a Steven Meisel & Madonna photo shoot. You all are gonna be shocked & thrilled at how committed Jessica Lange is to her role. Sorry no prudes allowed. #WoofMistressElsa Continue reading
Brandi Glanville’s father recently had heart surgery and just a couple days ago was released from ICU, and during that time, Brandi took the opportunity to go on Steve Harvey to have him help her find a man. According to publicity trailers for the show that will air tomorrow, Steve Harvey, for the first time ever basically declared Brandi undateable and suggested she get her shit together before trying to date. Today on her Twitter she once again announced she had dumped another man, a 23-year-old boytoy. Actually, it’s unclear who dumped who… On the show Brandi asked one bachelor how he felt about women with fake hair, breasts and nails. He replied that he’d be concerned everything else about her was fake. She immediately dismissed him from consideration. Eventually, Steve tells Brandi he doesn’t think she should go out with either of his choices. After watching her in action, she’s just not ready to date. Continue reading
It was just last July when Bethenny Frankel was admonished by the judge in her custody case with Jason Hoppy for posting a picture of herself wearing her four-year-old daughter, Brynn’s Hello Kitty pajamas on twitter. The judge called the decision ridiculous. When her lawyer said that it was just a joke, the judge replied by saying, “It’s not a joke. Her child is not a joke.”
Yesterday, Bethenny’s fans were appalled after she posted the above picture on Twitter pimping her new book of cocktail recipes. Several comments were left on Twitter and Instagram by fans who were deeply concerned about her health. Continue reading
We’ve been talking about Bethenny Frankel returning to RHONY, and we all have our opinions. Not nearly as many as we have about Jason Hoppy (y’all are a bunch of assholes, btw) which we argue about here. Today, Bethenny appeared on The View. Let that sit with you for a minute. You wanted your own talk show, you got one, and it didn’t work out. Now you find yourself going on a talk show with a track record of a million years to pimp your brand again. Bethenny has never seemed particularly happy except in the first few weeks of her talk show, and I imagine this is an emotional nadir for her.
While we wait for Bethenny, I’d like to point out a couple of things. I happened to watch The View yesterday. I’ve been trying to remember to watch to see what this new incarnation of the show is like and yesterday they had a Elizabeth Warren, a far left democrat who many in her party want to see fight Hillary Clinton for the democratic nomination in 2016 on. Warren is very outspoken and has a huge following and very pro-women’s rights and such. It’s great that The View had her on. However, she was there to campaign for three female democratic candidates, one in New Hampshire, one in Kentucky and one in Georgia. Here, in Georgia we have very tight races across the board coming up. I don’t affiliate with either party. Currently, I am leaning toward the democratic challenger for governor and the republican candidate for Senate, but I’m not completely sold on anyone. The candidate she advocated based on her ads that are all over my TV are all basically saying various versions of “Vote For Me I Have a Vagina! David Perdue Hates Vaginas!” So I was curious what this esteemed politician would say about her platform. So she talked about the woman from Kentucky. I believe her platform is minimum wage laws. And said something about the NH woman. And I waited patiently for a reason to vote for Michelle Nunn and the woman said David Perdue owned companies that outsourced labor to China. Um, okay. Most companies do that. I wish they didn’t. But what about Michelle Nunn can you tell me anything about her? Warren basically said she was a fine woman. So today the new version of Elisabeth Hasselbeck was allowed to mention the opposing candidates. Which I think you legally have to do. So that was good. Continue reading
So it’s a crew tells all episode. Which is hilarious because hasn’t the crew already said too much?
Kelly crying montage. Sigh.
Kelly and Eddie Bromance montage. Ugh.
A montage of the boat breaking, ceilings falling in. No wonder they changed the boat name after this show.
We are having a very odd emergency alert that shut down the whole channel. It was more interesting than what they were showing.
Eddie is always hysterically funny on theses lost footage shows. But we never see it on the episodes.
Andrew is doing talking heads on this episode.
Montage of Kelly “being hot.” I’m missing the whole hot part. Continue reading
And where are her pants?
And we are back. Nurmi asks Flores again if the bullet is a hollow point. Flores says he would need to review the ballistics report to answer that. Then he questions the sex tape and asks if was authenticated. Flores says no. Um Nurmi, this is YOUR evidence that YOU brought in. He goes on to talk about all the nasty sex talk and point out how that is not the conversations of a good moron boy. He talks about Travis wanting to beat up Abe. He talks about Travis wanting to tie Jodi to a tree. Basically, it’s bash the victim time. Martinez objects. Sidebar.
Flores is Mormon so it is determined that he is qualified to testify that Travis’ phone conversation was not acceptable to the church. Nurmi goes over detail after detail pointing out that Travis was not the perfect 30 year old virgin he proclaimed himself to be. Nurmi is asking questions like, Do the laws of chastity include Travis shooting jizz on Jodi’s face? Juan Martinez is objecting his head off. Sidebar. Loud and animated. Nurmi wins and has the court reporter read the jizz question back. lol. Who is this new Nurmi?
Nurmi: “Would knowing what a 12-year-old girl’s 1st orgasm sounds like be consistent with laws of chastity?” Objection. SIDEBAR. Animated lawyers on both sides. Nurmi: Detective Flores, you let me know if you don’t understand any of the questions I’m asking. Okay? Nurmi- Is it illegal for anyone to have sex with a 12 year old? Flores…yes it’s illegal.”Would it be legal to watch videos of a 12yo girl having her first orgasm?” OBJECTION SIDEBAR! Stephens allows Nurmi to ask different forms of the question, over and over. Continue reading
We begin the morning with a sidebar. Juan has some scheduling questions. Nurmi has some objections, I’d presume. It’s taking a while. I think Juan left the courtroom briefly. The plan if we make it that far is for Nurmi to cross Flores today. I think Nurmi will be playing the sex tape to show that Travis was sexually deviant. Bascially, it will be a blame the victim day, in my prediction. Yep, there it is. Judge Stephens warns court watchers that graphic video and audio of a sexual nature will be displayed. They should not have a reaction. If they don’t think they can handle it they need to leave. Then the jury is allowed in and Flores takes the stand. The sisters of Travis Alexander opt not to be in the courtroom for this portion of proceeding and wait elsewhere in the courthouse.
Nurmi begins by showing Flores a cardboard box with a mix of blood and water. Then attention is turned to the shell casing in the bathroom. The casing is on top of the blood stain. This has been an issue in every version of this trial. Flores says he is not sure if the casing was kicked during investigation of the scene. Nurmi seems interested in knowing if the bullet is a hollow point. Flores says he can’t tell from the picture. I’m pretty sure Flores knows if it is a hollow point or not.
Nurmi shows the shower scenes and the time stamps. He says if Jodi wanted to kill him (what?) she had twenty four seconds to do it while his back was turned. He measures off 24 second of silence. He waits out another 16 seconds for the amount of time between next photo. Nurmi asks Flores if he were to turn his back to him, would he be able to see him? This line of questioning seems pointless. Nurmi is trying to say that Jodi had opportunities to kill Travis that she didn’t take. Inadvertently, he is also saying she wanted him to know who killed him. Continue reading
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Andy Cohen is busting his buttons over his kitchen table talk deal with Bethenney Frankel this past summer. Clearly, he made it worth her while to come back and try to save the half-dead RHONY. But RHONY has been filming for awhile and there have been no sightings of her filming.
What’s the problem?
Apparently, it’s Jason Hoppy. I’m hearing the real reason that Andy and Bethenny cooked up this little deal and kept it a secret was Bethenny’s divorce. It seems that 50/50 custody has finally been agreed to. we were in the homestretch and everyone was moving forward. Things are more amicable. Continue reading