Sunday, 9 March 2008


Photo Credit: oziosamarti

Yet another Hollywood face was facing court this week for charges of drunk driving. Mischa Barton will be charged with drunk driving, possession of marijuana and for driving without a valid license. She follows Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie, Lindsay Lohan, Kiefer Sutherland and Mel Gibson who have all been in trouble with the police.

This seems to be a more and more regular occurrence and something that needs to be seriously addressed. These individuals have plenty of money to arrange alternative transport and trying to keep away from paparazzi cannot be used as an excuse. Getting behind the wheel of your car whilst drunk is a conscious choice and anyone who thinks they may make the wrong choice should leave the car keys at home. What happened to DES?

Perhaps it is a case of 'any publicity is good publicity'. Column inches for IT girls in particular are a means of staying in the public eye. Its just a shame that we have to hear more about celebrities behaving badly than doing something positive. But that is also down to news values and those will probably never change.

Laura Ashley Ltd
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