Music and LyricsThe case of Paul Cortez, the personal trainer–musician accused of murdering a dancer who snubbed him, took an odd turn yesterday when the prosecution offered the defendant’s song lyrics as evidence of his violent tendencies. The Times quotes Cortez’s attorney, Dawn Florio, who claimed that songs like “The Killin Machine” were perfectly normal for her client to have written: “Rock stars don’t write about tulips and butterflies,” she explained. Objection, hearsay. — Lori Fradkin
Lyrics and Diaries Offered as a Portrait of a Killer [NYT]
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Max Azria Designs Maternity Chic
We finally found the celebrities. Or at least knew where some of them were for twenty minutes yesterday at BCBG Max Azria.
While prowling the front row pre-show in an attempt to see which starlet would be feeling our wrath this evening, we noticed that Katharine McPhee was scheduled to appear. The American Idol runner-up didn’t make it, possibly because it was too stressful to make the trip from TRL where she made an appearance this afternoon wearing casual jeans and some top that we don’t remember to the tents, where, we assume, she’d have to wear something a bit higher-flying, possibly necessitating a change in the Town Car. That sounds like a lot of work.