This has got to be a joke! Here’s a little background to this bizarre story. Willie Nelson was busted for pot possession (again) in November last year. The po-po stopped his tour bus at a check post in Louisiana after a “strong odor of marijuana was detected.” Willie’s case is in court now and apparently, the prosecutor will sic the singer with only a $100 fine on one strange condition. Willie has to sing “Blue Eyes Crying In the Rain” in court because apparently, that counts as community service these days! Lets break it down — Willie has to do what he normally does for living, in court because that’s “work” now.
Unfortunately for Willie, while the prosecutor’s clearly a fan, his courtroom performance may ultimately get him nowhere. The final decision will rest in the presiding judge’s hands and if he isn’t a fan of singing-for-freedom, then Willie faces up to 180 days in jail and a $2,000 fine.
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This story can’t be told in just one toke, erm, take. Apparently, country music star Willie Nelson was arrested for possession of pot this weekend. He was on his tour bus en route to Austin, Texas from California when the Border Patrol police found the high-herbs on him at a checkpoint. Not the best way to start the morning, because he was supposedly busted at 9 am. No word on whether he had his morning hit of …coffee, by then.
Willie’s bail of $2,500 bond was posted the same day, so no harm, no foul. Besides, he’s used to being caught with “stuff” on his person. Never-learns-his-lesson-Nelson was busted in 2006 for pot and mushrooms when his tour bus was stopped in Louisiana because, as a spokesperson explained, “The tour bus was stopped on a common interstate vehicle inspection, and when the trooper approached the bus door a strong odor of marijuana was detected…” He was charged then, as he was this time, for a misdemeanor.
Next time, Willie, make sure you open the windows, or a light a candle or something. Especially when you know the po-po are a stop away. Duh.
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We thought she had totally forgotten that her claim to fame was being a singer, but nu uh. Jessica Simpson has Andrea Bocelli and Willie Nelson roped in to perform duets with her for her upcoming Christmas album. Chekkit!
Because Jessica is nothing if not a total mush-ball (and we mean that as a compliment, natch), she’s also planning to invoke some major sentiment. Not that the season isn’t dripping with it already, but she’s also got the troops involved. Smart move Simpson! Apparently, and this is what Life & Style has been told, ”…one lucky U.S. soldier in Afghanistan will get to sing a duet with her. They’ll sing I’ll Be Home for Christmas.”
Grab your tissue boxes already!
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