Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Nothing But Trouble

August 29, 2007
ASSOCiATED PRESS
NEW YORK — Leona Helmsley’s dog will continue to live an opulent life, and then be buried alongside her in a mausoleum. But two of Helmsley’s grandchildren got nothing from the late luxury hotelier and real estate billionaire’s estate.
Helmsley left her beloved white Maltese, named Trouble, a $12-million trust fund, according to her will, which was made public Tuesday in surrogate court.



(photo is not necessarily Trouble, but is very cute fluffy white Maltese). I'm sure you can understand how a little fluffy white dog would benefit from $12 million, what with the expensive cars they drive, and all the travel to exotic places, and the rising costs of canine education. Harvard's PhD program? Expensive! (Pooch-havin-Degree. Sorry, couldn't resist).

Leona, you was crazy.

And speaking of trouble, whilst trolling around the internet I saw a link that said "Sexless marriage led Zahn astray", and I was like "WHAT? Steve Zahn was having a sexless marriage???" I love that Steve Zahn, and will watch any movie he is in.

Even that awful disaster with McConaughey & Penelope Cruz, whose title I have mentally blocked out. Something like "Romancing the Raiders Of the Lost Gold With a Boat That Goes Really Fast". Steve Zahn would have saved that film if they had focused more on his character, and let him have 95% of the on-screen time.

Well, the "Zahn" who was in the sexless marriage was not Steve, but Paula-the-news-caster-on-some-show Zahn. Apologies for being too lazy to look up which news program, but I try very hard to avoid news programs altogether. Unless they are focusing on fun, happy topics like sunshine and lollipops. I would LOVE to see that program: "Sunshine & Lollipops, with Brian Williams". I'd put it on my TiVo if I had one. Or if the news programs would at least balance all the gloom and doom with the sunshine and lollipops. One story about how more lives have been lost in the Iraq war - one story about all the people who are building eco-friendly houses in New Orleans.

Or even better - one story about how Trouble-the-fluffy-white-maltese turned right around and donated that $12 million to the Midwest flood victims.