PREACH IT! Jesse James tries to make at least a few people forget about Bombshell McGee


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The amazingly slutty antics of Jesse James have been splashed all over every news outlet for months. But Sandra Bullock’s soon-to-be ex is still trying to shut people up about all that stuff. You know, like, all that chitchat involving Nazi paraphernalia. And about James’ No. 1 mistress, that Marilyn Manson look-alike with the tattoos on her face. That kind of stuff.

We here at the Ministry are still talking about it, of course, because we can, and because it’s fun, but if James has his way, no one will be discussing his personal past when he goes to court over a business matter in coming weeks.


The Los Angeles County Superior Court case pits James against a clothing company in a deal that apparently went sour. Now, James has filed papers indicating that his personal, um, troubles should be unmentionable during the trial.

Included in the list of verboten topics, as reported by TMZ:

James’ sexual behavior. The phrase ‘most hated man in America’ in reference to James. The words ‘Nazi’ or ‘Nazis’ in reference to James. The terms monster, skinhead, racist, homophobe, prostitute, cheating or cheater. Sandra Bullock. Any allegation that Jesse engaged in ‘moral turpitude.’ Anything involving ...

... adoption. And, of course, Michelle ‘Bombshell’ McGee.

It sounds like a steep demand, given that the whole world seems to know what went down with the Bullock marriage. But apparently, not so. The Ministry got on the blower with entertainment attorney Angela Agrusa, a partner at Liner Grode Stein, and she says that requests like James’ are not only common, but often successful.

“It’s likely the judge won’t want to cloud the courtroom with information that isn’t pertinent to the case,” she explains.

Even more amazingly, when we asked Agrusa whether James’ attorneys would be able to find 12 people who are unaware of a scandal so huge that it made the cover of People magazine, Agrusa answered yes.

Believe it or not, there are some people out there who do not obsess over stuff like Bullock’s cheating husband. We assume, of course, that these poor folks are living like mole people under manholes in faraway sewer systems, and we hope they can be extracted for the purposes of James’ trial without too much distress.

-- Leslie Gornstein

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