May 2012 - Posts

Does crime pay or not?


Antoinette Galluzzo, who admitted stealing more than $50,000 from a city youth agency in Englewood, N.J., was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $10 a month during her probation, which is three years.


On the flip side of this, Kerry Haggard was sent to prison for 6.5 years for selling fake movie lobby posters. 


Bizarre. The world can be a messed up place. 

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Daniel Radcliffe, best known for playing the boy wizard Harry Potter, has re-entered movie theaters, this time as a young man in "The Woman in Black." Reportedly, the story is not about guts and gore, but is instead packed with suspense.


Radcliffe plays Arthur Kipps, a widowed lawyer who is so lost in his grief that his career is in jeopardy. He is sent to a remote village to settle the estate of a recently-deceased eccentric. But after he arrives, it quickly becomes evident that the entire town is keeping a deadly secret. 


The townsfolk try to keep Kipps from finding out what their secret is, but he discovers that the house left by his dead client is haunted by a woman who is looking for someone or something she lost, and no one is safe from her vengeance. 


Sounds like a good ghost story, huh? It's a movie I'm looking forward to seeing. And it got me to thinking…while I don't believe in ghosts, I do enjoy a good scare. And haunted houses are a great place to get them.


There are a ton of reportedly haunted houses out there, and there are some particularly famous ones I'd love to visit. Here are my favorites.


• The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colo. – It's where the movie "The Shining" was filmed, and supposed to be haunted by several ghosts.


• Preston Castle in Ione, Calif. – One of the most haunted places in California, you can spend the night there. But bring your sleeping bag…and some No-Doze.


• Dracula's Castle – Yep. It really exists. It's in Romania and you'll have quite the hike to get to it, but the visit is guaranteed to raise the hairs on the back of your neck.


• Tower of London – Famous for its myriad of ghosts, this is one location that will scare you to death – bring extra underpants.


• Although it's just fake, I'd love to spend the night in the old house that Barnabas Collins lived in – in the classic 1960s-era vampire soap opera, "Dark Shadows." So spooky!


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Patricia Krentcil, the uber-tan mom who is charged with child endangerment after taking her 5-year-old daughter into the tanning booth with her, got another 15 minutes of fame when she was spoofed by Kristen Wiig on Saturday Night Live. 


Wiig entered the scene literally smoking, and ended it by sticking a piece of bread between her thighs and making toast. She was covered in more bronzer than the entire cast of Jersey Shore. Yep. That tan.


Krentcil has said that those who are critical of her extremely tanned look are just jealous. She has said there is nothing wrong with being as tan as she is, while others have dubbed her "tanorexic."


There have even been those who have blamed Hollywood and its obsession with looking tanned. 


But we don't blame Hollywood, or anyone else for that matter. We blame Krentcil. She willingly took herself into the tanning booth to achieve the look she has, and she's very likely damaged her skin beyond repair. Now she's endangered her daughter's health as well.


Krentcil, we don't advocate capital punishment. In fact, we like to see the punishment fit the crime. So here's hoping the judge sends you to jail in a small cell that is covered with mirrored surfaces – so you can watch yourself grow paler and paler. 

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