Casey Anthony Accepts $1M TV Interview, Producer Claims
A television producer has claimed that he has scooped the first television interview with Casey Anthony since her release from prison last weekend. The deal is allegedly for $1 million, and was arranged at a secret meeting in a Palm Springs hotel Tuesday.
(Photo: Reuters/Red Huber/Pool)Casey Anthony and her lawyer Jose Baez (L) leave the Orange County Jail in Orlando, Florida July 17, 2011. Anthony was released from a Florida jail on Sunday to resume the life interrupted three years ago when she was charged with the murder of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee. Anthony was acquitted by a jury on July 5 of culpability in Caylee’s death.
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Freelance TV Producer Al Taylor announced Wednesday on Dr. Drew Pinksy’s HLN show: “I got a call early Tuesday morning from a representative that said if you want to meet with her, be in this certain area in 15 minutes.”
He added: “I was game. I showed up. I wasn’t for sure if I was going to meet her, and sure enough, she was there.”
Taylor explained that he had no evidence of the meeting to prove it had taken place; he had been searched before meeting Anthony, and was not allowed any cameras or cell phones into the meeting.
He claims Anthony was flanked by her lawyer Jose Baez, and took part in a 15 to 20 minute meeting to discuss his interview proposal, the Daily Mail has reported.
He also said that Anthony was most-concerned about ensuring she received the $1 million agreed for the interview, and also that she would not keen on the suggestion of taking a lie detector test for his show. Taylor reported to the HLN show, “I want to hook her up to a lie detector after we do the interview, and she was unsure about that of course, and I said, ‘Well, it helps you in the end… I don’t think it was a deal breaker, but she definitely wasn’t that interested in doing a lie detector.”
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Taylor also urged her to do the interview as soon as possible; saying that she was currently worth $1 million, but that in six weeks she would only be worth one-tenth of that value.
Unconfirmed reports have indicated that the $1 million offer would be for Anthony to be interviewed by an as yet unconfirmed host, through Taylor’s own company Private Elevator Productions.
Anthony’s lawyer Jose Baez has admitted in an interview with Fox News that he would meet with Taylor to hear more about the offer but flatly denied the deal had been sealed.
Casey Anthony was acquitted of the murder of her daughter, but was convicted of charges of lying to detectives during the investigation, and sentenced to four years in jail. However, credit for time served awaiting trial and good behavior meant that she only spent less than two weeks more in prison after her sentencing.
Since her release her whereabouts and how she is funding her new life on the outside have not been made public. However, her lawyers have confirmed that she is safe and has also received hundreds of job and housing offers, according to Reuters.
She was last seen when her attorney, Jose Baez, led her from the jail on July 17 to an SUV, and the two quickly made their getaway from the hoard of media gathered outside the jail.
According to WFTV, Casey Anthony was spotted boarding a private plane at Orlando Executive Airport. The plane, however, has been seen in various locations since then including Arizona, Florida and Louisiana.
South Carolina Couple Finds Jesus in Walmart
An Anderson County, S.C., couple have reported that they have seen the face of Jesus Christ on one of their Walmart receipts this week.
Jacob Simmons and Gentry Lee Sutherland, the engaged couple who experienced the alleged phenomenon, developed photographs in Walmart and placed the receipt from the service on Sutherland’s kitchen table.
A few days later, Sutherland, a 21-year-old student at North Greenville University, and her fiancee attended their regularly scheduled Wednesday night Bible study session. The message that night was about a close relationship with God.
Once the couple returned to Sutherland’s residence to watch a movie, she noticed a startled expression on Simmons’ face.
“Right before we were about to start I noticed Jacob standing beside the counter. I said, ‘What’s wrong with you,'” Sutherland recalled. “He said, ‘Look at this receipt.’ I just looked at it and it looked kind of brown, and he said, ‘No, Look at it.’ So I took a second look and then I saw the face. The message we had just heard at church an hour before went through my mind.”
The couple agreed that the shape of an ink-blotted bushy beard, facial structure and two eyes appeared to take the form of a divine face.
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“The more you look at it, the more it looked like Jesus,” Sutherland told NBC. “It was just shocking, breathtaking.”
Although the couple has been sharing the peculiar image with family and friends, Sutherland does not expect everyone to believe their story. However, she said there is no doubt in her mind about the image on her receipt.
“People are going to believe what they want to believe,” Sutherland told NY Daily News.”There (are) tons of people who will say, ‘Oh, we’re in the Bible Belt,’ but here’s my question to the doubters, who else has the power to put their face on a check-out receipt but Jesus?”
Transhumanism Trips on a Ponzi Scheme?
If this article had appeared in a newspaper less illustrious and authoritative than The Wall Street Journal, I would have assumed it to be a hoax. Evidently not. It seems that a couple of intrepid transhumanist artists have lost their funding, thanks to the fact that their investments had been managed by Bernard Madoff, the investor who just admitted to running what may well be the largest Ponzi scheme in history.
Transhumanism, you may recall, is the movement that is determined to reverse aging and to extend the human life span indefinitely. What does that have to do with art? Funny you should ask.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Arakawa and Madeline Gins are artists who have committed their energies and art to the quest to make human beings immortal. Arakawa (his entire name) and Madeline Gin base their artistic quest for immortality “on the idea that people degenerate and die in part because they live in spaces that are too comfortable.” Seriously. Their answer is to “construct abodes that leave people disoriented, challenged, and feeling anything but comfortable.”
Arakawa insists that living in these disorienting spaces can make one “become like a baby.” As the Journal reports, “They build buildings with no doors inside. They place rooms far apart. They put windows near the ceiling or near the floor. Between rooms are sloping, bumpy moonscape-like floors designed to throw occupants off balance.”
The whole idea throws me off balance. The world of modern “art” is littered with nonsense of limitless variety. These artists have built nine “reversible destiny” lofts in Japan at a cost of $6 million. The lofts are shaped like spheres, tubes, or cubes and are marked by odd features, misshapen floors and walls, and uneven floors.
One Japanese loft tenant, Nobutaka Yamaoka, claims to have lost both weight and his hay fever after a couple years of living in the loft with his family. He admits that he isn’t sure that the loft had anything to do with these achievements. He can’t buy furniture for his loft because of the uneven floors and his wife complains that she hits her head trying to crawl to the outdoors through a window, but Mr. Yamaoka is undeterred. Ms. Gins told the Journal that crawling out of the low window in order to hang up the laundry is “one of the exercises.” Obviously.
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Here is my favorite part of the article:
“Their research is a milestone in the history of conceptual art,” says Alexandra Munroe, senior curator at the main Guggenheim Museum, on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, where the couple’s work is currently on display. She says many of their supporters don’t literally accept the couple’s message on immortality but appreciate it in a “metaphorical” way.
To the artists, eternal life is a real possibility. “This is a great chance for the human race,” says Ms. Gins.
Well, this “great chance for the human race” is endangered by a lack of funding, given the fact that these artists lost their funding to Bernard Madoff’s scheme. “Here was someone we thought was a supporter of ours, and he pulled the rug out from under us,” said Ms. Gins.
Other transhumanists were quick to distance themselves from the odd theory of age reversal advocated by this artistic couple. Ray Kurzweil, identified as “a leading transhumanist figure in the U.S.,” dismissed the theory of Arakawa and Ms. Gins and offered his own, presumably less odd theory of age reversal. Kurzweil told the Journal that future human beings will have small cell-regenerating robots in their bodies. He evidently thinks that robots inside our bodies would seem less odd than the idea that we are dying because our living spaces are too comfortable.
Just last week TIME magazine reported that “amortality” is one of the “Ten Ideas Changing the World Right Now.” Meanwhile, the Journal cites a professor of aging who called the promotion of longevity “the second-oldest profession.”
The great quest of transhumanism is to defy death and to redefine what it means to be human. But death will not forever be defied and those who live in uncomfortable houses are not likely to live much longer than those who reside in (apparently) deadly comfort. God is not mocked.
This is an idea that ran out of sense long before it ran out of money.
Adapted from R. Albert Mohler Jr.’s weblog at www.albertmohler.com.___________________________________________________
R. Albert Mohler, Jr. is president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. For more articles and resources by Dr. Mohler, and for information on The Albert Mohler Program, a daily national radio program broadcast on the Salem Radio Network, go to www.albertmohler.com. For information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to www.sbts.edu. Send feedback to email@example.com. Original Source: www.albertmohler.com.