We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involving wit ... More >>
Blue-Eyed Butcher was Lifetime's take on the Susan Wright case. It certainly wasn't the first TV movie to be based on a Houston case, and it won't be the last. In fact there are plenty of Houston stories just begging to be made into Lifetime movies. Like these five: 5. Trail Ridin' Dirty: The Feli ... More >>
Some suggestions from us.
From the producer of Survivor.TMZ has reported that Lakewood Church's Joel and Victoria Osteen will be the stars of a new reality show by the producer of Survivor. "The premise of the show is that ordinary people will give up several days or longer to go on a mission with Joel Osteen, one o ... More >>
It's titled Don't Mess With Texas.
Rusty Hardin with another client who wants everything out in the open.One thing you can say about the Port of Houston -- they don't like questions. Any reporter in town who's tried to deal with them on anything but a fawning story quickly finds that getting straight and full answers can often ... More >>
Houston's own Joel Osteen and his wife Victoria took to the national airwaves last night on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight. The net has been buzzing for a while, of course, about the pre-released clip above where Osteen sounds very, very confused about gays. We tuned in last night and -- besides being ... More >>
Victoria Osteen: No Dave ChappelleBecause celebrities are better than regular people and therefore fly a lot, it's only natural that the friendly skies are occasionally subjected to the inexplicable fame-fueled freakout.The latest famous person to go bananas at 30,000 feet was comedian Dave ... More >>
About the only time Judge Samuel Kent's courtroom behavior was not booming or sarcastic or cruel was yesterday, when he barely whispered "guilty" to charges of obstruction of justice.He made the plea in order to escape a trial on charges of sexual harassment of his female employees, but in doing so ... More >>
Once again, Joel and Victoria Osteen have entered the lion's den, the vicious place where only the brave come out unscathed -- The Larry King Show.As difficult as it may be to believe, they had some merchandise to hawk Monday night. In this case, a new book by Victoria.Under the relentless questioni ... More >>
As we know, Austin must be kept weird, San Antonio must be kept lame, and Dallas must be kept pretentious. Now, web designer Vernon Caldera is trying to make “Keep Houston Rich” happen. Caldera (disclosure: a friend of Hair Balls) got the idea for his campaign when a friend came over in a “Kee ... More >>
A flight attendant went after the Osteens in court, bringing on trials and tribulation for one and all
That didn't take long. After a little more than two hours of deliberation, the jury came back unanimously in favor of Victoria Osteen just now, forever cementing the right of rich white preachers's wives to big-time flight attendants all over America. We'll update later with more details, but just ... More >>
The world’s most ridiculous trial continued today with two dynamo attorneys displaying radically different styles: Rusty Hardin, representing defendant Victoria Osteen, chose to impeach the plaintiff on the stand by presenting factual evidence that contradicted her claims, and by generally highlig ... More >>
The epic lawsuit between Victoria Osteen and Continental Air Lines flight attendant Sharon Brown is on a lunch break, but from all appearances it will be later this afternoon when defense attorney Rusty Hardin does his feasting. Hardin only got to the very beginning of his cross-examination of Brow ... More >>
Although not explicitly stating he wanted to recreate a scene from the 1975 classic Switchblade Sisters, Rusty Hardin today had Victoria Osteen and Sharon Brown stand beside each other so the jury could compare their height and weight. Hardin claimed this was so jurors could better visualize the ki ... More >>
Two things were made abundantly clear at the Victoria Osteen trial today: one is that Sharon Brown deserves millions upon millions of dollars for being attacked by a rabidly out-of-control harpie; and the other is that there is simply no greater attorney in Houston – nay, in world history – than ... More >>
There's not been much in the way of fireworks (yet) in the epochal Victoria Osteen trial, which is simply the single most important case of jurisprudence since the Dred Scott decision. The courtroom is packed with Osteen supporters -- our man on the scene had to take a seat on the floor -- and one ... More >>
One dog-lover gets a surprise
Verdict on the Victoria Osteen trial: Fun!
Living with lead paint? The city will tell you...eventually
What do Lakewood Church and its pastor Joel Osteen have that most mainline Protestant denominations don't? People. Lots of them. And in an assortment of colors.