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Archive - Jul 2010

July 10th

What Mel Gibson did this time... (updated)

it was reported that he had been caught on tape making misogynistic and racist statements, stating that his ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva would be "raped by a pack of n*****s". He was also recorded making a threat to burn down Grigorieva's house. The previous month she had been granted a domestic violence restraining order against him.

Supplemental Video
Mel Gibson on KTLA (Los Angeles) - Note: the interviewer (Sam Rubin) is a Jew
FYI:  Budget for "Edge of Darkness" was $87 million. 
So far, the movie grossed $80 million (losing money)

updates

  • July 8: Mel Gibson is under investigation for alleged domestic violence
  • July 9: William Morris agency drops Mel Gibson. William Morris source said. "No one will touch him with a 10-foot pole."

24 yrs old Lindsay Lohan to serve 90 days in jail

Quick story - how it all went down

On May 20, 2010, Lohan was scheduled to appear in Los Angeles County Superior Court in Beverly Hills, California, for her DUI progress report hearing. She did not appear, and attorney Shawn Chapman Holley told Judge Marsha Revel that Lohan said her passport was stolen while she attended the Cannes Film Festival in France. The judge issued a bench warrant for Lohan's arrest, but rescinded the warrant after Lohan's representatives posted bail. Lohan attended the rescheduled hearing on May 24, 2010. There, Revel ordered Lohan to attend weekly alcohol education classes, wear an alcohol-monitoring bracelet, refrain from drinking alcohol, and undergo random weekly drug tests to remain free on bail. Revel scheduled a hearing for July 6, 2010 to determine whether Lohan had violated probation by not having attended the required number of classes to date. At the July 6 probation revocation hearing, the judge determined that Lohan had indeed violated the terms of her probation and sentenced her to 90 days in jail, starting July 20, subject to appeal. According to the Associated Press, "In addition to jail time, Lohan was ordered to check into an inpatient rehab program for three months then regularly see a probation officer."

Lindsay Lohan (born July 2, 1986 - 24 yrs old)  is an American actress, model and pop singer-songwriter. She began her career as a child fashion model before making her motion picture debut in Disney's 1998 remake of The Parent Trap at the age of 11.

July 9th

Vonetta McGee, 1970's blaxploitation actress (Blacula), dies 65

Lawrence Vonetta McGee (January 14, 1945 – July 9, 2010) was an American actress.

Vonenna McGee became well-known for her parts in the 1972 Blaxploitation films Melinda and Hammer.

In the action thriller Shaft in Africa (1973), McGee took the role of Aleme, the daughter of an emir, who teaches John Shaft (Richard Roundtree) Ethiopian  geography. She also starred alongside Clint Eastwood in the action thriller The Eiger Sanction (1975).

Death of Vonetta McGee
In 1987, McGee married the actor Carl Lumbly; they have one child. McGee passed away from a cardiac arrest on July 9, 2010.

Vonetta McGee on Soul Train (interview)

July 6th

Death of Chrysler PT Cruiser (10 yrs production)

The Chrysler PT Cruiser is a retro styled compact automobile that was first launched by Chrysler as a 4-door sedan/hatchback in late 1999 (for the 2000 model lineup) and as a 2-doorconvertible  in early 2005 (for the 2005 model lineup).

On July 6, 2009, after reorganization into the "New Chrysler", the company changed plans to discontinue the model by specifying that it will do so for Canadian and Mexican markets only.  On July 9, 2010 the PT Cruiser ended production.

July 2nd

Classic Career Suicide - Michael Richards (Kramer)

Classic Career Suicide: Michael Richards.

On November 17, 2006, during a performance at the Laugh Factory in West Hollywood, California, a cell phone video captured Richards shouting racial remarks.  He was addressing a pair of black hecklers.

Warning, Strong Language.
hollywoodmemoir.com refuses to post video (it's BAD)
Click link below for YouTube video
 
 
Richards made a public apology for his remarks, during a satellite appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman, when Jerry Seinfeld was the guest
 
 Michael Richards' Apology

July 1st

Ilene Woods, Voice of Cinderella, Dies 81

Jacqueline Ruth "Ilene" Woods (May 5, 1929 – July 1, 2010) was an American singer and actress who voiced Cinderella in the 1950 classic film.

Woods sang for President Roosevelt at his home in Hyde Park. She also sang at the White House for President Truman, after singing for the soldiers and sailors of war.

In 2003, she was awarded a Disney Legends award for her voicework on the film Cinderella. One of her last film appearances was in Touched By An Angel as night nurse Cassie.

Death of Ilene Woods
Woods died on July 1, 2010, at age 81, from causes related to Alzheimer's disease at a nursing home in Canoga Park. She did not recognize a lot of what was going on around her, but the nurses found that she was most comforted by "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes," so they played it for her as often as possible. Her husband, Ed Shaughnessy, told the Los Angeles Times. In addition to her husband of 47 years, she was survived by their son, a daughter from her first marriage, and three grandchildren.