Merry December 26th, my fellow cubicle dwellers! I’m at work, you’re at work, our lives suck. But it was a long holiday weekend – one that involved presents, no less – so who are we to complain? At least our holiday weekends were better than these people’s.
Luann de Lesseps
Real Housewives behaving badly aren’t anything new, but this time it happened off camera when Luann de Lesseps of RHNY fame was arrested in the early hours of Christmas Eve.
According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, de Lesseps was arrested and charged with disorderly intoxication, battery on an officer/firefighter/EMT, resisting arrest with violence and threatening a public servant after she allegedly slammed a door, kicked at least one police officer told onlookers “I’m going to kill you all.”
She blamed her bad behavior on being back in Palm Beach for the first time since her marriage almost a year ago, which ended in divorce seven months later. She told People in a statement:
This was my first time in Palm Beach since my wedding, and being here brought up long-buried emotions. I want to offer my sincere apologies to anyone I might have offended with my behavior. I am committed to transformative and hopeful 2018.
Hell, if that’s a reasonable excuse for this kind of conduct… I’d like apologize for my actions at Taco Bell last week. I haven’t been there since I broke up with my high school boyfriend and I had to tramp down my emotions by eating five soft taco supremes. [via People]
Unfortunately, getting large bills during the holiday season is something most of us are accustomed to, but a multi-billion dollar electric bill? That’s a bit extreme, even for the Christmas season.
Mary Horomanskiof Pennsylvania checked her electric bill online to find that she allegedly owed Penelec, her electric company, $284,460,000,000.
Mary told The Erie Times-News,“My eyes just about popped out of my head. We had put up Christmas lights and I wondered if we had put them up wrong.”
Well, Mary, I’m pretty sure even if you had gone full Clark Griswald on your house, your electric bill wouldn’t be in excess of $200 billion. Thankfully, Mary’s son had the good sense to call up Penelec, who found that misplaced decimal was the culprit and that Mary actually only owed $284.46. [via CNN]
Another thing most of us are accustomed to getting during the holiday season? Packages. But if you’re the Secretary of the Treasury, you may want to rethink opening any deliveries.
On Saturday night, a package addressed to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin was found in the driveway of his neighbor’s home in Bel Air, CA. The LAPD’s bomb squad was called out to inspect the parcel, which was sent from “The American People,” but it was ruled to not be dangerous… unless you’re offended by animal excrement. Yes, someone sent Mnuchin a box full of horse poop. The only thing greater than that would have been if his wife had opened it in one of her designer outfits. [via CNN]
The Buffalo Bills
Another week, another team losing to my beloved Patriots. And for the second week in a row, a wrongly overturned touchdown was involved.
This time, it was the Bills’ Kelvin Benjamin that was robbed, at the end of the first half. It was ruled a touchdown, but then overturned on review. Smartly, the NFL tried to get ahead of it by tweeting their reasoning:
Except Twitter was not having it:
Given that the Patriots ultimately won 37-16, I’m not sure that it really mattered (as it did last week vs. Pittsburgh), but let’s be honest – that was a freaking touchdown. [via SI]
Sometimes it feels like celebrities feel like they can get away with anything. And if anything includes not paying for your groceries, My Big Fat Greek Wedding star Kazan agrees.
Kazan, who played the mom in the film and its sequel, went to a supermarket in the San Fernando Valley on Christmas Eve afternoon, filled her cart with $180 worth of groceries, put them in a few reusable shopping bags, and walked out of the store with her items. A clerk noticed her leaving without paying and the police were called. Her excuse? She didn’t have any money on her.
She was arrested for petty theft and taken to a police station where she was cited and released without bail. I’m guessing there wasn’t a big fat Christmas Eve dinner happening at her house this year. [via TMZ] .
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