This was Jodi’s Day Three Look. It didn’t get much use.
UPDATED AGAIN: In an odd turn of events, Dr. Drew is interviewing Juror 17 FROM THE ORIGINAL TRIAL, not Juror 17 that is at the center of today’s debacle. Very sneaky there, Dr. Drew. Very sneaky. So We are back to the belief that Juror 17 from the current trial has not (yet) been dismissed. Dr. Drew is evil.
UPDATED: It appears Juror 17 WAS kicked off. Will be on Dr. Drew on HLN tonight at 9 During SCANDAL! UGH.
We come back from lunch and Judge Sherry Stephens dismisses the jury for the day. She asks Juror 17 to stay behind. WTF is wrong with these jurors? Can they not stay out of trouble at lunchtime? Do they need to be sequestered? WHAT NOW? Judge Stephens says they are unable to proceed today to an event outside of their control.
The lawyers, Arias and Travis’ sister are all called into chambers. Juror 17 was waiting in jury room. Speculation is she is in chambers as well. They were only in chambers for a few minutes. Maybe five. Nurmi and Willmott seem “happy” according to one account. Detective Flores told several reporters that Juror 17 was NOT dismissed. But how would he know? He was not present for whatever happened in chambers.
It will remain a mystery until Monday I suppose because there is no court on Fridays. Because, Arizona.
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This is just a clusterfuck of a retrial and it’s only day three.
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The day begins with a sidebar at the bench. Because, Arizona. Up first is Esteban Flores. Nurmi is finally getting to cross-examine him because for some reason Horn had to be on the stand yesterday. If this is your first trip to the rodeo, Flores was the lead investigator in the murder of Travis Alexander. There have been seats available in the courtroom everyday. The overflow viewing room has not been needed. Who wants to go be the TamaraTattles.com intern for this case? Anyone?
Nurmi immediately goes in on Flores asking him if he lied in any previous court proceedings. At issue once again is the sequence of the wounds inflicted on Alexander. Flores has been accused of changing his story and pressuring Horn to change his. Horn denies having a conversation of that nature with Flores, and continued to do so yesterday. Nurmi whips out the transcripts of previous testimony by Flores where he said the gunshot happened first. Ooopsy. Flores testified that the neck slicing came last. He claims that it was Horn that told him it was the final wound. This is not what Horn said yesterday. Martinez objections and calls a sidebar. Sounds like Nurmi is doing a good job trying to impeach the testimony of Flores. Continue reading
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If you had Geneva Thomas in the Which Bravoleb Will Be The Next Felon By Bravo Pool, you are a winner! But really? Who would have chosen her? I liked her and thought she was the voice of sanity on Blood Sweat and Heels. She made news a month or two ago over stiffing a cab driver, but at the time it just seemed like it was all a big misunderstanding. She has a January court date for that situation. But now, Geneva has gone full on bad girl!
First of all, the good news is that Blood Sweat and Heels is taping again. I actually liked that show season one, though we all know the second season of anything Bravo produced is when things start to go to shit. Continue reading
We are officially down two jurors in two days. Yesterday one was excused for a family emergency, today one decided to wander out front, take her badge off, have a smoke and watch the live news interviews. That was juror 9 and she has been sent packing.
Back to the showdown between Willmott and Horn. Willmott says it is possible to survive a gunshot wound to the frontal lobe. Horn sticks to his original story that when he reviewed his initial report he made some corrections. Horn maintains that the gun shot was last. JW ends her cross.
Martinez jumps up and runs toward Horn with a pen a pretends to stab him while shouting “That didn’t take long, did it?” Willmott objects saying, “Mr Martinez is standing next to the witness and yelling at him…and stabbing him!” Not nearly as good as Objection! Fairytale! Which will always remain the best objection made by any attorney in any case. Juan does very little redirect. Continue reading
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Juan was in court early prosecuting an unrelated case. All of Jodi’s family and Donovan are there. Travis’s family is there including all the sisters. Jodi chatted with her mitigation specialist while she waited. A juror is running late but in en route. Meanwhile Nurmi made a motion to repress the medical examiner’s testimony about the order of the wounds. Judge Stephens denied it. For some reason I do not understand, Nurmi is not allowed to cross-examine Flores’ testimony from yesterday until after Horn gives his testimony. I believe Horn is the HOT medical examiner that we enjoyed watching last time. He will be up first today. The order of the wounds and the determination of the fatal wound seem to be very important to both sides. And frankly, if I recall correctly Horn, or someone changed their minds about the order of the wound inflictions last time. I think Horn’s schedule is limited and he can only testify first this morning. That is why Nurmi can’t do his cross yet. Nurmi thinks this is a calculated move by Martinez. Of course it was but there is no law against it.
I am still confused why Nurmi is upset over the phone sex call. Nurmi feels that Martinez is questioning the authenticity of the recording. Martinez says he is not questioning the authenticity, he is questioning whether the tape was stolen. Nurmi wants to call Martinez on the stand to state that he has already acknowledged the authenticity of the tape. Does anyone understand the point of this? Nurmi seems to be saying if the judge doesn’t find prosecutorial misconduct on Martinez’s part he will call him as a witness. Continue reading
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Kurt Nurmi has lost a ton of weight and gained a lot of hair.
The proceedings began with Judge Stephens excusing a juror due to a family emergency. The defense objected but the juror was replaced. There are 6 men and 12 women on the jury. The judge said the trial is expected to last until December 18th. She also informed the jury that the previous jury found that Travis Alexander was killed in an especially cruel manner and it is up to them to determine a moral and just sentence. Jodi Arias made eye contact with each juror as they walked in. The jury is very engaged and is taking note.
After a brief recess, Kurt Nurmi gave the opening statement for the defense. Kurt is either wearing a wig or has joined the Hair Club for Men as he has a full head of hair! He described the relationship between Jodi and Travis as one of friendship, lust, passion, spirituality and tragedy. He pointed out they will be seeing lots of very graphic evidence. For some reason he wanted them to know this will include a close-up shot of Jodi’s anus.. Did we see that last time?
Nurmi went on to point out the both Travis and Jodi overcame abusive childhoods. When they met at a Pre Paid Legal convention Jodi was already beginning to have signs of mental illness. She was young and intelligent but very immature. He says that Jodi as PTSD. She never committed a crime before this. She does not deserve to die. Nurmi’s opening was about 45 minutes.
Juan Martinez comes out swinging ranting about the cruel manner in which Travis was killed. Nurmi objects right away. Nurmi objects four times in the first three minutes of Martinez’s opening statement. Martinez goes into the sex talk about shaved pussies and blow jobs and asking Travis to come on her face. Martinez moves on to premeditation, the rental car, the gas cans, the gun… He describes the murder in detail pointing out that the stabbings did not kill Travis and he was in extreme pain as she killed him in the most cruel manner possible. Martinez goes through all of Jodi’s lies to the police, she wasn’t there, she was there but ninjas tried to kill them. Martinez supposedly has borderline personality disorder, but that is not a mental illness. I can’t believe he said that. I am going from tweets and updates from reporters in the room. Surely they got that wrong. Continue reading
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Here at TT we have a very special group of cool kids, affectionately called the freaktards that gather together here to discuss American Horror Story. Let’s just say they are going to be VERY pleased with the new additions to the WWHL guest line up. Check through to see why. Continue reading
There sure are a lot of doctors on The Blacklist. This week’s doctor, Linus Creel is only 7 numbers away on the list from last week’s Dr. James Covington. I really should put all the blacklisters in order by name and number or get an unpaid intern to volunteer. :) If anyone is willing, you can see all the recaps so far, here.
We begin this week with a seemingly nice lady who is down on her luck speaking to a banker about saving her home. She seems very stressed and sweaty. There is a man watching her in a car outside. When the banker turns her down, she goes out to her car and gets a gun and starts blowing people away inside the bank. The dude watching her has what looks like her medical file and make a voice notation that the situation was a success.
Red tries to get Naomi to go back into a protection program again and she is not willing to leave her husband Frank. Red says if she loves him, they need to start a new life. Frank says they don’t need his help. Frank doesn’t trust Red. Red puts Pee Wee Herman on the case and Pee Wee discovers that the reason Frank doesn’t want to relocate is because he has a mistress he would have to leave behind. Whatever, Frank, I’m sure you can get a new mistress at the new place. Pee Wee was super upset with the mistress for leaving the dog in the house all day. So he takes the dog to Frank. So Frank gets to move with two bitches after all. Red tells Frank he will be faithful to Naomi and go into his protection. He persuaded Frank with a stick to the throat. It worked. Continue reading
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After posting this story about Kenya Moore’s cancellation of a student assembly where she was expected to make a $20,000 donation, a source close to Kenya reached out to me to attempt to explain the situation. After a bit of back and forth, I believe I have finally gotten the real story.
First of all, Kenya’s donation to the foundation came from her personal funds and was NOT connected to Celebrity Apprentice. Changes in the filming schedules that resulted in Kenya being unable to attend were initiated by Real Housewives of Atlanta production. Also, production was not going to Detroit to film the check presentation. Her high school, Cass Tech ,proposed the ceremony in her honor to say thank you for the generous donation. Continue reading
I’ve been wanting to watch this but had to wait so I had time to recap. I’m still a bit under the weather. So I’m just going to do a quickie. I’m a bit sleep deprived and cranky so don’t expect much.
Jackie talks about her psychic abilities. And we get a montage of the stupid Shine, Shine, Shine crap. It’s fucking annoying.
Oh God. Now it is Lydia’s turn with her Wows and illiterate comments and butchering of the English language. Lydia is trying to explain her stupidity. The dumb host keeps saying how cute her nonsensical blatherings are.
We’re back and the little troglodyte is on the couch next to his psychic wife. I could care less what he is saying. They play a montage of Jackie talking about how much everything costs.
Lydia’s dog came on the set. WordPress magically shut down. I took this as a sign I could lie down, but decided to power through. We’re almost halfway through and nothing has happened. Continue reading
You had one job today, Joe Giudice. Walk in, take the plea deal, thank the judge and go home. This morning in New Jersey court Joe went in to basically get a free pass on his charges regarding presenting fraudulent paperwork to the DMV. As I explained her last month, it was blatantly obvious that his attorney had a plea deal in the works for Joe to accept a sentence of some then unknown length that would be shorter than his federal sentence of 41 years that would run concurrently with that sentence. In plain English that means they would count his federal time served as punishment for his state crime. The only effect it would have on Joe would be another conviction on his rap sheet. But this morning, Joe refused to accept the plea and wanted to go to trial, because he is a moron. Then I am sure based on the advice of his attorney he reconsidered and court was recessed so his attorney could talk some sense into him. Continue reading
We flash forward to Homecoming night right away. We learn some new information about the night Sam was murdered. It looks like Rebecca did the dirty deed. Wes comforts Rebecca. There is a shit ton of blood. Michaela is not handling things well. Connor is once again very angry at Michaela, seemingly for being such a wimp. She seems to be losing touch with reality. Who can blame her? There is a man losing an AMAZING large amount of blood on the floor next to her. She is crouched down clutching a bookshelf. The camera keeps doing a close up on her engagement ring. Wes is comforting Rebecca who is sitting in Annalise’s chair behind the desk. My first thought was that Annalise has developed a sexual relationship with Wes and convinced Wes to convince Rebecca to kill Annalise’s husband. She has promised to get her off. Because, How To Get Away With Murder. Wes’ whole personality shift has occurred because Annalise has groomed him into her sexual minion. Just my initial response to all this. I really have nothing to back it up.
Flashback two months prior. Michaela is in bed in a torrid sex scene with her fiancé. After sex he suggests quitting his job that paid for a very nice engagement rock to move to Philly and be trophy husband. Michaela says she is not interested in being married to a loser. Plus the nanny will take care of the kid. She only wants one, he wants more. The fiancé walks Michaela to work because there is a murderer or two on the loose and he meets the other interns. Connor seems to know him very well. He whispers to Michaela that he guesses they have more in common than he thought. Oh so Connor use to fuck Michaela’s fiancé when they were in boarding school together. That explains the animosity. Her finance is gay and using her as a beard. Although he did seem into the sex with Michaela so I guess he is bi. This is all news to Michaela.
Annalise is asked to take the case representing the athlete who is on trial for killing water tank girl. But before she takes the case she needs to know that Sam is not the real killer. Nate checks out Sam’s alibi, a speaking engagement out of town at Yale. He never showed up. He claimed to have food poisoning. This caused him to lose his job offer to teach at Yale. Continue reading