Troy Hayden of Fox News in Phoenix has an exclusive interview with Jodi Arias’s former cellmate. It’s um… interesting. The cellmate says that Jodi wondered why Juan Martinez did not love her. Yes, you did read that correctly. But she also claims that if Jodi gets the death penalty that she will put a hit out on Martinez and be sure he gets a “Mafia Bowtie.” Jodi is also very manipulative in jail and has lots of inmates making “free Jodi” signs.
No really. Go read the whole interview here and then come tell me what you think.
UPDATE: Is anyone paying attention to all the legal drama surrounding Nigella Lawson? Here is the brief lowdown. Nigella Lawson is a British Chef who is kind of a big deal in the UK. I’d say she ranks somewhere between Rachel Ray and Anthony Bourdain (who I consider the highest possible ranking. Do not argue this point with me. You will lose.) So anyway, not so very long ago at all a picture of Nigella and her multi-millionaire husband hit the British tabloids. In the picture her hubby has his hand on her throat while they are dining at a sidewalk café. There was a big brouhaha that he was strangling her. He says he was just trying to get her to focus. Whatever. They quickly divorced after many years of marriage.
But that is not what the trial is about. It seems that Nigella has kids from a previous marriage. She hired these two women who happened to be sisters (to each other, not Nigella) to be their nannies. And they became. “like family” so when the kids out grew the nanny stage, Nigella kept them on as personal assistants. When she married Charles Saatchi, she kept them on as PAs and they were given credit cards on his business accounts for expenses related to their jobs. Probably as part of the divorce review of finances it was discovered that the two sisters were blowing through five figures or so a month on Prada bags and fancy hotels and trips. Fraud charges were filed against them. That is the ongoing case.
But here is the thing, in their defense, the sisters say, that Nigella let them buy whatever they want in exchange for them keeping their big fat traps shut about Nigella smoking pot, snorting coke and popping pills on the daily for over a decade.
I have issues with this. Isn’t pot and coke and for that matter pills sort of an either, either, or thing? And how can you be a very successful television chef and author for decades with nary of with of a rumor that you are doped out of your mind everyday? Her husband testified today that he had never witnessed any drug taking whatsoever. Anthony Bourdain has tweeted the whole thing is horseshit. And ABC has decided to run the second season of Nigella’s US show, The Taste on schedule in a few weeks.
If you are interested. Here is a live blog of today’s testimony by Nigella’s ex. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/charles-saatchi-live-nigella-lawson-2863690
Anyone following this one with me?