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(CNN)   Phil Spector gets new lawyer, hairdo. (With ventriloquist/dummy pic)   ( cnn.com) divider line
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2007-12-08 12:56:58 PM  
Her goggles do nothing.
 
2007-12-08 12:59:22 PM  
He's looking like Martin Short after too much time in the sun.
 
2007-12-08 01:00:03 PM  
You can't even see her lips moving!
 
2007-12-08 01:01:57 PM  
They both reached for the gun?
 
2007-12-08 01:02:17 PM  
Migaloo: Her goggles do nothing.

Hilarious.

/and, you know, when he dies, he keeps getting tried over and over again in Hell for an eternity - the sick, murdering bastard.
 
2007-12-08 01:08:35 PM  
lady, are you crazy? He can't have that much money!
 
2007-12-08 01:09:08 PM  
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2007-12-08 01:10:51 PM  
RIP Lan Clarkson

She was Mrs. Vargas from Fast Times At Ridgemont High

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2007-12-08 01:11:51 PM  
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2007-12-08 01:12:27 PM  
His old lawyers didn't get him off completely, but created enough doubt that the jury hung. I suspect that the new lawyers will do worse, and the second jury will convict him.
 
2007-12-08 01:14:08 PM  
Subby
Migaloo


You brought on the LOLs.

/Does anyone have any better pics of the wife ?
//Trying to decide whether I would hit it or not.
 
2007-12-08 01:15:18 PM  
is it me, or does he always look like he's about to cry?

uncoveror: His old lawyers didn't get him off completely, ... I suspect that the new lawyers will do worse.
you might wanna work on your wording, son
 
2007-12-08 01:16:34 PM  
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2007-12-08 01:23:13 PM  
Indeed. The ventriloquist's dummy comparison is apt. He looks unreal.
 
2007-12-08 01:26:18 PM  
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2007-12-08 01:26:30 PM  
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2007-12-08 01:28:08 PM  
Looks like a cross between Clay Aiken and Barry Manilow.

If I could use Photoshop for a damn I'd make the comparison.
 
2007-12-08 01:29:41 PM  
We have CSI LasVegas, CSI Miami, CSI New York, and NCIS in Maryland.

Why not a CSI Los Angeles? With OJ, Robert Blake, Rodney King, to name a few. Then they could spinoff a Cold Case, and solve Marilyn Monroe's death.

Will some one think of the ratings.

/WTF.
 
2007-12-08 01:36:42 PM  
Good lord, doombot... that's creepy. And yet, eerily accurate.
 
2007-12-08 01:37:34 PM  
PerfectStorm: Looks like Barry Manilow....If I could use Photoshop for a damn I'd make the comparison.

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2007-12-08 01:46:23 PM  
uncoveror: His old lawyers didn't get him off completely, but created enough doubt that the jury hung. I suspect that the new lawyers will do worse, and the second jury will convict him.

Those lawyers were like the keystone cops of the legal world. Watching them make mistake after mistake, leaving doors open for the prosecution to simply trounce them, and acting like whingey babies when dealing with a judge who was already biased against them/Spector... it was amazing to watch. I followed the trial so closely, amazed that Spector's money couldn't buy a better legal team.

I mean... the lead lawyer wasn't even in court for about 90% of the trial. He watched it on TV. Like I did. Amazing. I'm actually pretty shocked they managed to hang the jury; I expected him to be convicted, due to their incompetence more than anything.

/I don't think he actually did it.
 
2007-12-08 02:02:21 PM  
For some strange reason I think he's innocent now.
 
2007-12-08 02:08:25 PM  
On a more serious note, this has got to be the most obvious murder case in the past five years. The bodyguard was even a witness. Other than Los Angeles, this trial would be over with guilty as a verdict. Spector would be on death row eating his meals with a plastic spoon.

Really, what the suck, Californica.
 
2007-12-08 02:12:09 PM  
Migaloo: On a more serious note, this has got to be the most obvious murder case in the past five years. The bodyguard was even a witness. Other than Los Angeles, this trial would be over with guilty as a verdict. Spector would be on death row eating his meals with a plastic spoon.

No, the bodyguarddriver, who isn't exactly fluent in English, was in a car on the property, asleep, when he heard a gunshot. He didn't see anything, and has admitted that while he thinks he remembers what Spector said ["I think I killed someone"], he can't be 100% sure. Not to mention that Spector, as well as the driver, were in a panic during their brief conversation after the event.

He didn't witness it; he heard it. And hearing a gunshot in no way proves who fired the gun, which is the crux of the case. If Spector had been on another floor of the house, the driver would have heard the same exact thing, in terms of the gunshot.
 
2007-12-08 02:12:41 PM  
serpent_sky: uncoveror: His old lawyers didn't get him off completely, but created enough doubt that the jury hung. I suspect that the new lawyers will do worse, and the second jury will convict him.

Those lawyers were like the keystone cops of the legal world. Watching them make mistake after mistake, leaving doors open for the prosecution to simply trounce them, and acting like whingey babies when dealing with a judge who was already biased against them/Spector... it was amazing to watch. I followed the trial so closely, amazed that Spector's money couldn't buy a better legal team.

I mean... the lead lawyer wasn't even in court for about 90% of the trial. He watched it on TV. Like I did. Amazing. I'm actually pretty shocked they managed to hang the jury; I expected him to be convicted, due to their incompetence more than anything.

/I don't think he actually did it.



Really? You watched the trial and don't think he did it? Interesting.

Just out of curiousity, are you supporting any particular candidate for president?
 
2007-12-08 02:17:02 PM  
doombot, please come to the front desk to collect your prize.
 
2007-12-08 02:17:02 PM  
groverXIII: Good lord, doombot... that's creepy. And yet, eerily accurate.

Thanks! =)
 
2007-12-08 02:17:38 PM  
Oh, never mind. You were already here at the same second I posted that.
 
2007-12-08 02:22:15 PM  
Hector Remarkable: Really? You watched the trial and don't think he did it? Interesting.

Just out of curiousity, are you supporting any particular candidate for president?


Yes, I followed the trial very closely. I don't think forensic evidence places him close enough to her to have pulled the trigger.

And no, I'm not. I don't like any of them and keep hoping somebody good comes in at the last minute and says, "hey, I decided to enter the race during a more reasonable time frame, rather than years in advance of the election."
 
2007-12-08 02:43:55 PM  
That's not a hairdo, that's a hairdon't.
 
2007-12-08 02:44:06 PM  
SILENCE! I keel you!
 
2007-12-08 02:49:57 PM  
Uh - his "wife?" WTF kind of woman would marry him?

Oh, that's right -- attention whores who just want to marry anyone famous.

Twat.
 
2007-12-08 02:58:16 PM  
Was there any forensic evidence as GSR, on spector's hands? I just can't believe Clarkson had some bazaar fetish like sucking on gun barrels while dating. I didn't follow the trial.
 
2007-12-08 03:07:10 PM  
I remember watching a Ramones documentary where they mentioned Phil was a frikkin wacko who at one time pulled a gun during his production of End of the Century.

I think.
 
2007-12-08 03:28:02 PM  
almejita: I remember watching a Ramones documentary where they mentioned Phil was a frikkin wacko who at one time pulled a gun during his production of End of the Century.

True.

He also pulled a gun on John Lennon and numerous other musicians, as well as women he dated. He had a thing about pulling guns on people, and a very long history of it.

That said, he never shot anyone, in all the years he was pulling guns on people. Nobody ever even pressed charges against him for this, not even the former girlfriends/dates who appeared in court to discuss how horrible he was -- despite it probably being a pretty easy call to make if they were so threatened by him and his guns.

I get the feeling that the tiny man [I don't believe he's much taller than I am, and I'm short for a woman] liked to feel like a big man by pulling out a gun and showing his "power." I don't think he ever intended to, or wanted to, shoot anyone. Hence, why he didn't.

This history looks bad, sure, but at the same time, it doesn't show a history of shooting people, or prove he murdered the woman. For him to have her sit in a chair, and thrust a gun into her mouth, and pull the trigger would actually have been extremely out of character behavior for Phil Spector, based on testimonials I've read from bands who dealt with him, but even moreso on the prosecution's own witnesses.
 
2007-12-08 03:29:44 PM  
You folks do realize he wears wigs don't you? The dude is bald underneath and his choices in the cover-up department alone tell you he's not playing with a full deck.
 
2007-12-08 03:32:04 PM  
Leonard Cohen discussing his relationship with Phil Spector who produced his album Death of a Ladies Man

"I was flipped out at the time," Cohen said later, "and he certainly was flipped out. For me, the expression was withdrawal and melancholy, and for him, megalomania and insanity and a devotion to armaments that was really intolerable. In the state that he found himself, which was post-Wagnerian, I would say Hitlerian, the atmosphere was one of guns - the music was a subsidiary enterprise ... At a certain point Phil approached me with a bottle of kosher red wine in one hand and a .45 in the other, put his arm around my shoulder and shoved the revolver into my neck and said, 'Leonard, I love you.' I said, 'I hope you do, Phil.'"

Source
 
2007-12-08 03:54:54 PM  
I followed the trial very closely also. And he was definitely close enough to her to have pulled the trigger. In an injury like this there's not a lot of back spatter, and he had some on him. If he had been across the room, he would have not had ANY on him at all. The fact that there was ANY blood on him whatsoever puts him within distance of shooting her.

I think she passed out asleep waiting for him in the foyer and he woke her up by putting a gun in her mouth, she jumped, startled, and it went off. He's got a history of pulling guns on women who want to leave. I see this as just another instance, this time there was an accident and she was killed. So negligent homicide or some other charge is appropriate, but there's no doubt in my mind that he did this crime.

Besides, nobody on earth cleans up a crime scene if they're innocent.
 
2007-12-08 04:06:20 PM  
For a truly awesome song about Lana Clarkson's murder, check this guy out. Phenomenal live.

http://www.jasonisbell.com/lyrics.html
 
2007-12-08 07:22:04 PM  
unfarkingbelievable: Uh - his "wife?" WTF kind of woman would marry him?

Oh, that's right -- attention whores who just want to marry anyone famous.

Twat.


Hey, Ronnie married him.
 
2007-12-08 09:25:02 PM  
Mira: They both reached for the gun?

you rule!
 
2007-12-08 09:31:58 PM  
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2007-12-08 10:10:53 PM  
of course he did it, the shooting was accidental im sure, but he was negligent as hell - most likely negligent homicide
 
2007-12-08 11:04:11 PM  
The idea of Phil Spector being guilty of murder should come as no surprise. The way he killed Let It Be (especially "The Long and Winding Road") is a crime against humanity.
 
KIA
2007-12-08 11:48:25 PM  
The man is so nutty that lawyers won't take his money. That's saying something.
 
2007-12-09 12:23:14 AM  
FTA: Clarkson, best known for the 1985 cult film "Barbarian Queen," was working as a hostess at a House of Blues night club when she met Spector and went home with him.


Wonderful movie, seen it plenty of times.


//I thought he had been convicted
//guess not...
//see kids, money will get you out of doing time
//he'll get convicted the second time around
 
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