Barbed Wire: Poached Eggheads

Seven redneck pipeline workers hailing from Louisiana and Arkansas were arrested last week and charged with illegally killing deer up Wyoming County way. The frackin’ idiots were caught with 100-plus pounds of freshly-cut deer meat by wildlife conservation officers Sunday night after they were spotted hauling a white-tailed buck into the bed of their...

Barbed Wire: a Tale of Two Concert Reviews

One local headline deemed her performance a "disappointment," while another proclaimed her act a "stellar show." Still, no matter what the papers contrarily penned about the sold-out concert of uber celebrity Diana Ross at the FM Kirby Center Friday night, one thing’s for sure: concert goers fell in love with the diminutive diva all...

Barbed Wire: Philadelphia Zoo

WNEP-TV’s dapper Dave Bohman snagged the lone local Emmy during this past Saturday night’s 29th annual mid-Atlantic awards ceremony held at the chic and swell Loews Hotel down Philadelphia way. Not one to miss the chance to infiltrate the velvet-roped sanctum of a celebrity-infused soiree, yours truly showed up brandishing a counterfeit ticket which...

Barbed Wire: Hey, Hey Paola

WNEP-TV has lost a first-string anchor now that the uber pretty and eternally perky Paola Giangiacomo has forever left the building with nary a glance over her sexy shoulder. Say it isn’t so, Paola. Say it isn’t so! Apparently, the marvelous mommy of bouncing baby boys Alec and Maddox – who are both under the age of two – tried to cut her...

Barbed Wire: Water, water everywhere

Luzerne County residents were screaming H2-Oh no! this past week thanks to the mighty Susquehanna overflowing its banks once again. The dizzying disaster not only affected flood weary homeowners and businesses, though. The local media was also sent into a soggy spiral with The Times Leader having to relocate its newsroom to the Host Inn on Kidder Street. The...

Barbed Wire: Belabored Day

While the rest of the working world celebrated a day off for Labor Day, a gossip columnist’s work is never done. Alas, yours truly toiled away yet another holiday weekend, slogging through a slew of celebrity spottings, grinding my way through yet another gourmet restaurant review and trudging through yet another night of tripping the light fantastic. Move...