LiLo vs The Volcano

Blame it on mother nature, but this girl is going to eventually learn, one way or the other. I told her it was a stupid idea to go, but she must have missed my Twitter message.

Lindsay is in Cannes to promote her upcoming Linda Lovelace biopic.  She must appear in court Thursday for her probation progress report hearing — she’s required to show because she has only completed 10 of the 13 required alcohol ed classes (she snuck in a class last Friday).

But sources say she can’t get a flight back to the States because of the volcanic ash from Iceland. Airports all over Europe are jam-packed and it’s impossible to get a seat. Here’s the tragic humor – if Lindsay doesn’t show, the judge will issue a bench warrant for her arrest.

Facebook movie to release this year, slamming the privacy updates

Just as he hoped to clean up his image, Mark Zuckerberg, the inventor of Facebook, is to be portrayed in a Hollywood film as a ruthless and untrustworthy sex maniac. The website and its 400 million users have been beset in the past week by rows over changes to its privacy settings.

The timing could not be worse. In the middle of a privacy crisis which has seen countless users delete their accounts, a script for an upcoming movie based on the youthful exploits of Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg has leaked out. Produced by Kevin Spacey, “The Social Network” portrays Zuckerberg (played by 26-year old Jesse Eisenberg) as a drunk satyriatic whose creation of the popular social networking site was spurred on by heartbreak after his girlfriend dumped him at the age of 19. The film also alleges that Zuckerberg was heavily motived by sexual insecurity. After hitting rock bottom and dropping out of Harvard, the film sees Zuckerberg move to the Silicon Valley with where he “indulge his fantasies with a stream of ‘groupies’” while his partner and Napster co-founder Sean Parker (played by Justin Timberlake) watches after the site. The Social Network is scheduled for release this October.

In the film Zuckerberg retreats to his college dormitory where, in a drunken fever, he writes the computer code turning Harvard’s annual collection of student photographs and biographies into a website where he and his male friends rank Harvard women as barnyard animals. Thirty minutes after “Thefacebook” goes live, it is so popular that it crashes Harvard’s computer network.

Critics who have seen the draft script for the film say it portrays Zuckerberg as a “borderline-autistic conniver”.

Alex Smith takes charge of the first 49er practice

For quarterback Alex Smith, Monday’s organized team activity at 49ers headquarters, the first of four this week, are as vital as any other snaps he’ll take this summer. “As a quarterback, these are a little more meaningful for us,” Smith said after the team’s morning practice. “We’re not hitting, but for us, we get a lot of looks out of it. You’re working on your reads, your timing, because things change a bit. We need to be efficient in our thought process, from the huddle to the end result, making sure everything is sound.”

For Smith personally, working off of last year’s playbook has only increased his play-making ability. “I feel absolutely confident about what we’re doing, protections, all of our route concepts, what I’m expected to do and I feel good about coming in and doing it,” Smith said. “I understand the system, where I can take shots, where I can gamble a little bit and when not to. I think you understand all of that. I’m just really comfortable right now.”

Equally comfortable with Smith’s progression are two of his primary targets, Pro Bowl tight end Vernon Davis and third-year wideout Josh Morgan. Ten of Davis’ NFL-record 13 touchdown receptions by a tight end were thrown from Smith last season, including three in the first half at Houston. Not bad, considering it was the first time they played football together in a regular-season NFL game since Nov, 12, 2007. The duo continued their growing connection down the home stretch of the season, as Smith found Davis in the end zone in six of the final seven games of the season. “He looks awesome,” Davis said praising his signal caller. “I’m excited about Alex. I’m with him 100 percent and I can’t wait to see him out there this year. He’s going to do a fantastic job.” Morgan also flourished with increased playing time, catching 22 passes for 179 yards and two touchdowns in the final five games of the season. Morgan said he anticipates great things with a full offseason to work on timing with Smith and the rest of the 49ers offense.