John Lennon’s killer will seek his freedom this week for a sixth time. A parole hearing for Mark David Chapman, 55, could be held as early as today at Attica Correctional Facility, the upstate New York prison where he has been held for nearly 30 years. Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono, said she continues to oppose Chapman’s release. The former maintenance man from Hawaii is serving a sentence of 20 years to life for shooting Lennon four times outside the ex-Beatle’s Manhattan apartment building Dec. 8, 1980.
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Jockeying for positionMTV has named Mount Holyoke College graduate Gabi Gregg its first “Twitter Jockey.’’ Gregg, 23, won the position Sunday night after a nationwide vote. The position is the updated version of the network’s VJ job, and Gregg will report on pop culture news using Twitter, Facebook, blogs, and MTV’s website. Gregg — the founder of the fashion blog Young, Fat, and Fabulous — graduated from Mount Holyoke in 2008.
Aniston order grantedA court commissioner granted Jennifer Aniston a restraining order yesterday against a man authorities say traveled cross country to try to meet the actress. Jason R. Peyton was ordered to stay away from the actress and refrain from contacting her for three years. The actress first obtained a temporary restraining order against Peyton on July 20 after police said they detained him with duct tape, a sharp object, and love letters addressed to Aniston.
What a drag“Oh my God. I got a blister the size of Justin Bieber on my heel.” — George Lopez, wearing a dress, wig, and pair of heels at the Teen Choice Awards.
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