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As we pondered what to post this morning, while sipping on our morning espresso, we came on this tidbit by The Michigan Messenger (via DListed.) The article, although set to tell the story of the down and trodden flocking to Traverse City, redirects and finds a celebrity angle, ending with a focuses on our queen of all self-promotion and UES resident – yeah, that’s right – Madonna, and her homeless older brother Anthony Ciccone.
The older Ciccone, 55, speaks of how his family “turned their back on [him], basically, when [he] was having a hard time.”
Hmmmm. Pretty hard statement, we’d say.
“You think I haven’t answered this kind of question a bazillion times — why my sister is a multibazillionarie, and I’m homeless on the street?” Ciccone offers as a follow-up.
We were thinking that as we read the sentence, we admit.
Interestingly enough, he offers very little in the way of providing the reporter an answer this time around. Or perhaps she purposely omitted it…
“Ciccone said he’s been among the city’s homeless for a year and a half since losing a job at his father’s vineyard and winery in Suttons Bay. He said that it annoys him that some people are amused that a person from such a high-profile family would end up sleeping, as he does, under the Union St. bridge,” writes Eartha Jane Melzer.
These are a fairly well-rounded assessment of the facts – clearly supported by the fact that he is presently the focus of a homelessness article – but little in the form of the details contributing to the cause.
So we are left to further digest DListed’s assesment of the circumstances.
“We don’t know what’s really going on here,” Michael writes. Pointing out that “Anthony was fired by his own dad. What kind of crazy fucked up do you have to be to get fired by the man who carried you in his nutsack once?”
This seems like a proper follow up question, we thinks… (What? Ain’t nothing we can add to that assesment. We are still having our coffee, dammit! We ain’t thinking of attempting wit this early.) Although we are left wondering why the holes in the story were left unplugged.
My ass is still reeling from a flu shot this past week. So in lieu of posting one banal celebrity posting, I thought to just let you feast on a bed of links from friends and colleagues that you should be making note of while I nurse my ass back to vertical.
OMG Blog points to Dolce and Gabbana taking to YouTube’ing 2010 collection press conference!
Angry Black Bitch jumps right in on Ann Coltrane’s CNN appearance.
DListed chimes in on Brad Pitt’s Moto accident!
JustJared comments on lipstick lesbian Amber Rose’s flat stomach!
The NY Post uncovers NY’s hidden high grossing working folks!
OhLaLa features James Marsden as the hotness he is!
This is what my grandma would have term as folks with no respect or shame!
Sounds like he has made note of her wayward tongue action…
Other times they need to be screened.
It’s ok, Shia… A few ejaculations and some deep penetrations (you pick the position) and these thoughts will be wiped from your immortal tainted soul. Shia also goes on to divulge his less than ordinary upbringing by hippie parents and 420.
Allegedly over a domestic dispute.
Our deepest condolences to Jen!
UPDATE: Aledged shooter – William Balfour, is in custody… For more updates check with TMZ