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Ian Watkins of Lostprophets Pleads “Guilty” To Sex Crimes Against Minors



*There are times when it’s incredibly hard to write about something in a dispassionate way. Just the facts? I’ll try.*

If you know about/were a fan of the band Lostprophets, then this is merely an update. If you have no idea who this band was, then the name Ian Watkins probably means nothing to you and, hey, you’re a lucky one. As for the rest of us who were fans? “Disgust” and “trauma” are just a few of the words corresponding to our emotional state right now.



Watkins (former lead singer of Lostprophets) was recently charged with child rape, attempted sexual assault of a child (read: baby), possession and creation of child pornography…THE LIST GOES ON. What’s worse than all of this, though, is the fact that the evidence against him and the two women involved is irrefutable rather than mere suspicion. Horrifying. Bonafide “nightmare fuel”, if you will. So undeniable that, as of yesterday, Watkins has decided to plead guilty to at least 11 charges of sex crimes, including those mentioned above. Because there are text exchanges between him and his co-conspirators solidifying the rest of the evidence i.e. direct references to the fact that these are all greatly fucked up individuals.

Authorities were able to acquire records of said text messages, as well as break into Watkins’ “cloud” where they found photos and videos the sort where jurors have had to be warned against their “graphic and disturbing” nature. STOP THIS RIDE, I WANT TO GET OFF. For what it’s worth, the other people involved are child molesting monsters in their own right and this is strictly a case of predators that somehow found each other, feeding off of and encouraging each other’s poisonous existence. These women assaulted their own children while also making them available for Watkins before their grander child rape conspiracy started taking shape. I CANNOT. How does one not fight to swallow their own vomit when learning about this?!


This piece of shit right here.
This piece of shit right here. SICK, SICK, SICK.


While us fans can’t be mad at ourselves for enjoying Lost Prophets and the music they gave us at the time, as we were unaware, this is one of those hugely bitter pills to swallow; knowing that you were cheering and supporting a person who was brutalizing children behind the scenes. But forget about us because this isn’t about us at all. Let’s just hope that justice is ultimately served in Wales and that the children involved get the help they need.

Mel Gibson and Lance Armstrong: Social Outcasts

THESE two.


What happens to high profile friendships when careers implode? Two very different celebrities can answer that.

Mel Gibson has had several years to process his spectacular fall from grace.

Shortly after the Mad Max star’s darker side was revealed, Jodi Foster was one of the few entertainers to stand by Gibson. In September of 2010 Foster told More Magazine about Gibson:

“…he is easiest, nicest person I’ve ever worked with  — AND –  I will love this man for the rest of my life — AND — When you love a friend, you don’t abandon them when they are struggling — AND — I hope I can help him get through this dark moment.”

It is interesting to note that Gibson’s abusive tirade came right before the release of  The Beaver, a film directed by Foster. So Jodi’s apology tour was in part an attempt to salvage her own career prospects.

Madeleine Stowe from “Revenge”

So I was surprised to learn during an interview with Katie Couric, Revenge star Madeline Stowe agreed to talk about Gibson. In reference to the DUI arrest, misogynistic and anti Semitic comments and abusive threats to the mother of his child (I’m sure I missed something) Stowe states:

It’s not for me to assess what has been going on in his heart and in his mind…

Stowe, who co starred with Gibson in We Were Soldiers (2002) talks about the charity work that he and his ex-wife do through their foundation and goes on to say:

I can only tell you the Mel that I know, and that Mel is the same one other people [who] have worked with him know. He was probably one of the most wonderful people on the set ever, that you could ever imagine. He has been a very good friend to me. He is very tortured by what’s going on. I do not believe he’s an anti-Semite in my heart of hearts. I think that he’s a very complex, complex, deep individual, and I have remained his friend and I hope the best for him. He’s a real creative force, he’s a special man.”

I’ll just leave that there and move on to Lance Armstrong, whose scandal is fresh out the oven.
Earlier this month, after years of speculation about doping, Armstrong was banned from any sporting event governed by the World Anti Doping Agency and dropped by Nike. The 41-year old cyclist resigned from the chairmanship of his Livestrong charity but vowed to continue his work behind the scenes.
Arriving through a private entrance, Armstrong spoke at the cancer charity’s annual fundraiser last week. Many celebrities also skipped the normally packed red carpet. Long time Armstrong brah and fellow Austin resident Matthew McConaughey was a no-show entirely.
Sean Penn, ever the blowhard, rebel had this to say:
Let’s pause so I can suck my teeth and roll my eyes. I’m all for sticking around through thick and thin but where do you draw the line?
If it doesn’t involve you personally, exactly what kind of bad behavior would make you ditch a friend?

Felix Baumgartner, Supersonic Skydiver on The Today Show

Fearless Felix Baumgartner

This morning’s Today Show featured an interview with Felix Baumgartner, complete with new, exclusive images of his October 14, 2012 twenty four mile jump.

The Austrian skydiver channeled Johnny Cash’s wardrobe and cool.  Clad in black leather jacket and black button down shirt, he gave a smile when Savannah Guthrie asked if there was ever a moment when the 42-year old wondered why he was doing the jump and he ever lost his nerve.

Felix went on to say:

“No. Honestly no. I’ve been  thinking about this for so many years. Five years, so in my mind, I did this jump many times.”

They also discussed the violence of the spins while he during the jump and the two specialty protein shakes he had for breakfast.

Surprising absolutely no one, Felix did not enjoy the jump, which he described as work. He followed up by saying he would be hanging up his parachute, officially retiring from the daredevil business and moving on.

An upcoming National Geographic documentary will showcase even more images and video from the Red Bull sponsored dive.