Posts Tagged ‘Winona Ryder’

Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi a Serial Shoplifter? Losing the PR War – How Does One “Reposition” Felonies?

Saturday, November 26th, 2011

Per Matier & Ross, and, ultimately, per Neiman & Marcus, Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi is now suspected of being a serial shoplifter down in Union Square. That’s the latest.

Via Tom Abate 

The “PR man” mentioned above by M&R is Sam Singer, who’s all:

I’m thankful there are problems and controversies and disasters because it gives me a chance to ply my trade, which is to refocus and reposition things.”

I suppose this means that Sam is feeding tidbits to the media, as he did with the Tatiana the Tiger Christmas killings at the San Francisco Zoo back in 2007. But the problem is that this time, Sam has a much tougher row to hoe. So far, the statements attributed to him sound exactly like what a defense attorney would say.

How is that helpful?

Just asking.

Here’s how things might go, ala Winona Ryder:

“Ryder was convicted of grand theftshoplifting and vandalism, but was acquitted on the third felony charge, burglary. In December 2002, she was sentenced to three years’ probation, 480 hours of community service, $3,700 in fines, $6,355 in restitution to the Saks Fifth Avenue store, and ordered to attend psychological and drug counseling. After reviewing Ryder’s probation report, Superior Court Judge Elden Fox noted that Ryder served 480 hours of community service and on June 18, 2004, the felonies were reduced to misdemeanors. Ryder remained on probation until December 2005.”

And here’s a unconvincing defense of Winona, who I’m sure would admit now, after counseling, that she had a problem with shoplifting back in the day…

Catching Up with Robin Wright Penn – The Private Lives of Pippa Lee Opens October 23rd

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

Well, looky here – bay area local Robin Wright Penn is making the news because she’s making movies, which is probably how it should be. The Private Lives of Pippa Lee should be opening by the end of the month.

Look at RWP, up on the catwalk in black leather with Keanu Reeves on the press tour:

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Keanu looks interested in “Pippa”…

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…but she’s already connected with… Alan Arkin!

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Let’s flashback to the 1970’s when Robin’s character gets played by Gossip Girl’s Blake Lively 


And what’s this? Disco-era spanky panky with Julianne Moore?


I was alive in the 1970’s but I don’t remember underwear looking like that. (How about the 1940’s instead?)

And Petaluma girl Winona Ryder is in this thing too?

Oh my.