In the ’80s we all wondered what the future of computing would be, and now we know: it’s Justin Bieber. Â Dustin Curtis, one of Twitter’s designers (Twitter has designers?) tweeted, “At any moment, Justin Bieber uses 3 percent of our infrastructure. Racks of servers are dedicated to him.”
Last year, when Bieber was still in the womb, Ashton Kutcher made headlines when he beat CNN to be the first Twitter user to gain a million followers. Â Everyone thought that was a huge deal, but Bieber currently has more than five million followers, and his name as a topic trends nearly constantly on the microblogging service.
But Bieber is not the only popular thing on Twitter. Â Curtis claims that many popular stars on Twitter have their own dedicated servers, and that aside from talking about Bieber, Twitter users also enjoy hating on their least favorite airlines, and hating on the Comic Sans font. Â If there’s any better use of the information superhighway, I’ve yet to hear about it.
Oh Mel Gibson, you’re always in hot water. Now Mel’s former love interest, Oksana Grigorieva – a pianist and composer known for her relationships with high-profile men – is demanding that he pay for the $84,000 in PR expenses and legal fees she racked up after tapes of him berating her in colorful and offensive language surfaced.
Oksana apparently felt hiring PR reps was the only way counter someone as big and powerful asÂ Mel Gibson. Â She insists she didn’t sell the tapes – felt she was getting trashed in the media. It’s unlikely a judge would award payment for legal expenses when so far he’s only ruled monetary damages based on need. But the verdict for the case is still out. The verdict on Mel’s rampant, abusive behavior? We’ll let you be the judge!
Sources say Oksana wants Judge Scott Gordon in the custody/child support case to clear the $84,000 debt.
Here’s the disconnect.
TheÂ judge would never award money for PR expenses.Â Aside from legal fees, Judge Gordon would adjust the existing agreement — $5,000 a month plus the house — only based on the needs of baby Lucia.
As TMZ first reported, Oksana’s lawyers have gone to court and asked Judge Gordon to up the monthly child support obligation to upwards of $40,000.
TMZ is told the judge has yet to rule on the request.
Source: FOX News
So this admission is probably not a shocking revelation to anyone, but the fact that a government-run detention center is actually admitting to treating Paris Hilton differently from the rest of the inmates is kind of surprising. When Paris was booked into a Las Vegas jail for possession of cocaine, she was rushed through the whole process so she could get in and out more quickly.
According to the jail, Hilton’s three-hour stay at the Center was anywhere from five to 21 hours shorter than that of someone else booked for the same offense. In jail time, that’s like an eternity!
The police officer who runs the Center says it was all on the up-and-up though: Â “When you bring somebody in like that, everybody comes over and tries to look at them. I’d have officers attempting to keep inmates away from her. I’d have disruptions.”
Angelina Jolie is extending her humanitarian reach, this time to Pakistan. She traveled to meet Afghan refugees whose camp had been shut down as a result of the flooding in Pakistan, commenting that it’s not just the Pakistani people who’ve been painfully affected by the floods.
And, in true Jolie fashion, she was there for more than just a photo op – her trip was facilitated to help bring awareness back to the area and to help with fundraising efforts as the UN warned a slow response so far from the global community could be putting lives at risk. Putting her money where her mouth is, Jolie also donated $100,000 from her personal funds.