In news from New York, Courtney Love showed up to a court hearing five hours late on Monday, but merely received a scolding:
A visibly annoyed New York Criminal Court Judge Melissa Jackson admonished the 39-year-old singer that she was about to issue a bench warrant for Love's arrest for being tardy.
"I want to make it clear to you that you are supposed to be in court at 9:30, not 3 o'clock," Jackson said. "Three o'clock is not acceptable. The rule applies to you, the same as it does to everyone else."
Taking a box of cigarettes from her purse as she stood in the courtroom, and seemingly bewildered in pink spike heels, Love barely mustered an apology to the judge, replying, "Sorry."
The moral of the story, which applies only to celebrities appearing in New York courtrooms: Take your time/hurry up/the choice is yours. (The moral is courtesy of Nirvana. Those seeking further lessons from New York courtrooms or rock 'n' roll should see my earlier post, "Run For Your Lives! It's Judge-zilla!")