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Linda Hogan

Linda Hogan: Postjail Nick’s a “Changed Person” Los Angeles (E! Online) – According to his mom, Nick Hogan went into jail a boy and came out a man. A man who still wants to be a kid, that is.

“He’s a changed person,” Linda Hogan told local reporters Tuesday in an impromptu press conference outside her Florida home. “He went into prison as a juvenile, and you know he’s experienced something that is gonna mold and change him for the rest of his life, for his adult life. He wants to make a positive difference in this world.”

Nick, who turned 18 while behind bars, was sprung from a Pinellas County jail at about 12:30 a.m. today after serving 166 days of an eight-month sentence for reckless driving for a DUI crash that left pal John Graziano critically injured and in need of lifelong medical care.

“I cried when I hugged him,” Linda said, standing in front of a homemade “Welcome Home” sign and yellow balloons.

“Basically we just feel that we as a family wanna stay private,” she continued. “I hope everybody can respect his privacy. He’s had six months in jail, and he’s just gotta try to regroup and remold his life…In the future, I think his actions will speak louder than words, so really there’s not a whole lot else to say.

“I think when people just watch, [they’ll see] he’s a changed person.” Continue reading

October 22, 2008 Posted by | People | Leave a comment

Mr. Blackwell Dies at 86

Mr. Blackwell, the acerbic designer whose annual worst-dressed list skewered the fashion felonies of celebrities from Zsa Zsa Gabor to Britney Spears, has died. He was 86. He died Sunday of complications from an intestinal infection, publicist Harlan Boll said.

Mr. Blackwell, whose first name was Richard, was a little-known dress designer when he issued his first tongue-in-cheek criticism of Hollywood fashion disasters for 1960 — long before Joan Rivers and others turned such ridicule into a daily affair.

Year after year, he would take Hollywood’s reigning stars and other celebrities to task for failing to dress in what he thought was the way they should. Continue reading

October 22, 2008 Posted by | Famous, Fashion, People | Leave a comment