New York Times Report:
WHITE PLAINS — Marion Jones, the track and field star who pleaded guilty in October to lying to federal agents about her use of performance-enhancing drugs and her connection to a check-fraud case, was sentenced to six months in prison at the United States District Court here on Friday.
United States District Judge Kenneth M. Karras’s decision on jail time agreed with the recommendations of prosecutors and sentencing guidelines, which were well below the maximum five years that she faced. But he also ordered her to perform 400 hours of community service during each of her two years of probation.
For about 20 minutes, the judge explained his reasoning, saying that although she admitted to the crimes, he was not convinced that she had come clean about her knowledge of the drugs that she was taking.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen someone so happy to be pregnant. Halle Berry looks radiant in her InStyle photo shoot, showing off her baby bump. I love baby bumps and I am so glad we are free to take pictures like this. Just think 20 years ago this idea was taboo, and women were walking around wearing moo-moos.
Beyonce and Jay-Z were having a night out, as most couples do. It looks as though Beyonce is taking sometime off and a much needed break. I am happy I feel she needs a break, because I need a break, too. It’s getting hard to track her across the globe and to blog about her many endeavors. By the way, I’m still on Beyonce Watch, and I will be for the next 5-6 months or so…