NEW ORLEANS (Gazette) — Looking for Nicole Kidman’s latest movie. I read that her movies have earned more than $3 billion in her career. I truly hope that she wins an Academy Award for her latest releasing film Grace of Monaco which opens in 2014. I flipped through the list of her movies Kidman Movies Filmography and came to realize that Nicole is a “beast” in the movie industry. Her work is marvelous. I think (and hope) that her performance in Grace of Monaco will again show the world that she is at the top of the list.
Speaking of movies, I need to once again make another push for one of my books to be picked up as a movie. In fact, I have been writing and working on publishing a screenplay for one of my books. I have had some nibbles and inquiries about doing a movie about one of my books. How do they say? ..I have to put my shoulder to the grind in order to step up to the next level.
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ORLEANS PARISH PRISON, NEW ORLEANS (by FerdieWerdie Gazette) — Here is the link: OPP Prison Video that this week has rocked the career of Sheriff Marlin Gusman of New Orleans. His prison has been voted the worst prison in America. Gusman was in court on Thursday (at a Federal decree hearing) insanely seeking more money for the embattled jail. However, before Thursday’s decree hearing, he had been ducking and hiding from questions about the video since it was made public on Tuesday April 2. He had it locked away in a vault at the prison until the news media sued to have it made public. Gusman was mum until the hearing. His tight lips and media-dodging moves have the public wondering if his career can survive the horrific video. He said that he would answer questions at the hearing.
In the video, inmates can be seen gambling at Orleans Parish Prison, shooting drugs, carrying a gun in the prison and wandering Bourbon Street.
UPDATE (WDSU News) — When asked if he would invoke his Fifth Amendment right, Gusman said he would not and that he would, in fact, testify in court.
Criminologist John Penny expects Gusman’s testimony to be consistent with his many previous remarks on the jail’s status.
“He will say that the city has shirked its responsibility with furnishing them with the kinds of funding needed to run a top-flight prison system,” Penny said.
The city, which funds the jail, objects to the potential cost of the consent decree agreement. After the jaw-dropping videos were released on Tuesday, Mayor Mitch Landrieu is urging that the federal government appoint someone other than Gusman to run the lockup.