Friday, January 30, 2009
LOS ANGELES - Britney Spears has obtained a restraining order against former pal Osama "Sam" Lutfi and one-time boyfriend Adnan Ghalib , court records show.
Attorneys for Spears and her father, who is her legal conservator, received the order Friday. The documents state that Lutfi, Ghalib and attorney Jon Eardley have been trying to gain control of Spears' affairs.
"On the first anniversary of the establishment of the conservatorship, the co-conservators are informed and believe that these three figures are working in concert to disrupt the conservatorship, with an utter disregard for Ms. Spears' health and well being," the documents state.
Lutfi was a manager and friend of Spears, whose mother once accused him of grinding pills into her food to control her. Ghalib, a paparazzo, had dated the singer.
Judge Aviva K. Bobb signed a temporary restraining order Friday forbidding Lutfi, Ghalib and Eardley from having contact with Spears, her parents and her young children. A hearing on whether to extend the order is scheduled for next month.
The documents, released late Friday, claim that Lutfi tried to contact Spears in late December by sending text messages to her hairdresser. The documents state Lutfi later started sending text messages to Spears and one of her father's attorneys, Blair Berk, trying to arrange a meeting.
Spears father, Jamie, wrote in a sworn declaration that he has found Lutfi's phone number in his daughter's phone records.
The documents state that Spears continues to inform Ghalib of her travel "and that he then arranges for paparazzi to meet and film her to his financial benefit," the documents state.
*All this makes me think of is 'Toxic'*
Jessica Simpson's boyfriend Tony Romo has been accused of having an affair with another woman.
The American football player reportedly spent the night with a brunette after inviting friends back to his home while Simpson was away.
"Everyone was talking about it downstairs. The girls were saying it was so wrong and shady of Tony to cheat on Jessica - especially in her place!" a source told Starmagazine.
"I just can't believe he would hook up with another woman at his own girlfriend's house."
The couple started dating in November 2007. Romo has so far refused to respond to the claims.
*It's cuz she's fat and he didn't wanna roll a piggie >.<>
"I think a wise man once said, "you better check yo'self before you wreck yo'self" or something along those lines. ONTD is great because not only do they provide hours of fun, they also push our application and highlight the pressure points. No, ONTD didn't break LJ, and no they didn't break themselves (well, not really), what they did is point out that "hey! there might be a journal or community that has over 16 million comments! no, really!".
Here's the poop.
Problem: LJ was designed with a 24 bit limitation on number of comments -- in the database and in crucial parts of our commenting code. This may have been done for speed optimization, resource conservation, for the children, whatever. It was done with good intentions and now we have BAAAD intentions because the theoretical limit for a journal's comments is 16,777,216 (2^24). And ONTD just did *that*.
Solution?: Our crack team of crack teamsters is picking through code and releasing the 16 million limit (see here) as well as modifying the databases.
Risk?: We haven't deployed ANY of the new code to the website yet, and we've only started testing the alter statements on one of our secondary databases, but if things continue to test well, there is a SMAAAAALL risk that when we attempt to modify the rest of the databases, LJ could drop bits. All over the floor. But we're really trying to make sure that doesn't happen, and in spite of burr86 and dormando's help (hahaha, got you guys) tupshin, henrylyne, gariev, nicholaskurjan and mhwest will continue to work at getting rabid ONTD fans their due fix. It might be a bumpy weekend."
Thursday, January 29, 2009
but went into work today to share the joy of this throat pain. You know the kind, when you sneeze and it hurts. Yes, I felt the need to spread the love....virus, whatever. I'm passive aggressive like that. If I'm gonna be sick, I'm taking as many as I can down with me. But I do offer this awesome picture. Feel better?