Actress Winona Ryder Arrested for Shoplifting in LA
December 13, 2001 2:12 PM   Subscribe

Actress Winona Ryder Arrested for Shoplifting in LA Margot Kidder, Anne Heche and Winona Ryder?
posted by dgeiser13 (40 comments total)

 
"The 30-year-old actress known for her performances of troubled adolescents was charged with grand theft and possession of prescription drugs without a prescription".

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posted by XiBe at 2:36 PM on December 13, 2001


Ryder must have looked in her closet and realized she didn't have a thing to wear. Then she looked at her pocketbook and realized the most recent thing she's done was Zoolander, where she played herself. She hasn't been very lucrative in two years.

In a world where women like Cameron Diaz and Julia Roberts can get $20 million a film, Ryder may believe the world owes her something.
posted by ZachsMind at 2:51 PM on December 13, 2001


In a world where women like Cameron Diaz and Julia Roberts can get $20 million a film, Ryder may believe the world owes her something.

That's pretty presumptuous. Are you and she very close?
posted by jpoulos at 2:53 PM on December 13, 2001


That's rather presumptuous of you that I'm being presumptuous. I predicated my statement with "may" which would be defined as "a possibility." I didn't state it as a fact.

May. It's a word. You might look into it.
posted by ZachsMind at 3:01 PM on December 13, 2001


Well, she had to do SOMETHING to get back in the news!
posted by HTuttle at 3:16 PM on December 13, 2001


May. It's a word. You might look into it.

I think that what jpoulos meant (sorry if I'm presuming jpoulos) is that you should have some logical basis for making inferences. To get to where you got, you did, indeed, have to presume much, which, by definition, made you presumptuous.

If we use your standard that "may" allows you to aver anything that is possible given the data you have (which is very limited in this case), we could say almost anything about almost anyone because, after all, it's possible.

Common sense. It's a good idea. You might look into it.
posted by anapestic at 3:18 PM on December 13, 2001


Which type of shoplifter is Winona Ryder? I put my money on kleptomaniac.
posted by xyzzy at 3:20 PM on December 13, 2001


Is this thread about Winona Ryder being a spoiled bitch or is it about dissecting every word I say attempting to find a way to misinterpret it?

I don't recall any mention of me in dgeiser13's original post, so quit turning every thread I participate in into an attack Zach thread.
posted by ZachsMind at 3:22 PM on December 13, 2001


Based on what was in her possession, I think she's "may" be this type:
DRUG ADDICTS, THOSE WHO STEAL TO PAY FOR A DRUG HABIT: 10%
Like Professionals, they prefer stealing expensive, high end items, usually multiple items at a time. Their appearance often shows signs of substance abuse. They often carry drugs or drug paraphernalia on themselves. They are usually less careful than the Professional, but will likely arrest and flee the store if confronted.
posted by timothompson at 3:32 PM on December 13, 2001


Well, she and I are bestest friends, and this is all one big misunderstanding. She thought they were loaner clothes for her next big Oscar appearance, and the drugs, well, someone must have planted those. I know because we're justthisclose and have been for years and years! No ifs, ands, buts, or mays about it! However, I may be lying.

Okay, in all seriousness, it's kind of sad she's spiraled down to this type of behaviour. I never thought she was much of an actress in her adult career. Autumn In New York? Ugh. Girl, Interrupted? Annoying. If you ask me (and noone really did) her best work was in Heathers, Mermaids, and Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael... with Lucas as an honorable mention. She just seems so gapped to me lately, like space-cadet city. Anyway, talk about a bad way to get back in the gossip rags.
posted by evixir at 3:39 PM on December 13, 2001


She probably feels like screwing the world since Angelina Jolie stole her thunder in Girl, Interrupted.

(ZachsMind: next time, please post the link to the Attack Zach thread so we can all participate).
;-)
posted by HTuttle at 3:41 PM on December 13, 2001


next comes rehab and then the book about rehab and then the relapse and then the rehab and then...
posted by quonsar at 3:44 PM on December 13, 2001


She was brilliant in Reality Bites, too.. I blame Courtney Love. For everything.
posted by boneybaloney at 3:48 PM on December 13, 2001


I want a set of Zach Attack Rockin' Robots for Christmas!

Please please please!!!
posted by Kafkaesque at 3:55 PM on December 13, 2001


"And tonight, the following celebrities have been arrested ... while Heather Locklear-Fortensky remains at large. Remember, if you see any celebrities, consider them dangerous."

Life, imitating the Simpsons, imitating life.
posted by euphorb at 3:57 PM on December 13, 2001


boneybaloney is right on. about reality bites... and courtney love...

but hey, last we were chatting, wr said that she just likes the thrill, and can buy her own drugs, thank you very much.
posted by goneill at 3:58 PM on December 13, 2001


is there an office pool on this?
posted by bunnyfire at 4:09 PM on December 13, 2001


I blame Courtney Love. For everything.

So does Nirvana. On the same page no less.
posted by zeb vance at 5:05 PM on December 13, 2001


after checking out another news story I am betting we will now have another celebrity bipolar.
Not that that's a BAD thing....
posted by bunnyfire at 5:09 PM on December 13, 2001


It's good to want things.
posted by Yogurt at 5:25 PM on December 13, 2001


I bet she was doing it for the thrill.



marijuana is a perscription drug in CA, so maybe the whole "possession of prescription drugs without a prescription" thing isn't such a big deal? Depending on your view of weed.

posted by Nauip at 5:40 PM on December 13, 2001


argh, forgot to check the preview - I tried to put
presumption and /presumption
speculation and /speculation
posted by Nauip at 5:49 PM on December 13, 2001


What about Zach? Zach? He's a lego maniac.
posted by hellinskira at 6:26 PM on December 13, 2001


No, no! Ryder's accused of shoplifting at SAK'S (not at Zach's).
posted by Carol Anne at 6:38 PM on December 13, 2001


marijuana is a perscription drug in CA

Uh, huh?
posted by rodii at 6:47 PM on December 13, 2001


as stated in the msn article "the elfin starlet has been better known for her rotating list of rock star boyfriends than recent film roles." i'm telling you, she was so nice and a good girl until she started dating those rock stars. they're the ones that got her hooked up on drugs and a naughty lifestyle.

it could also be that she got so rich and famous so early that her life is completely dull now and she's striking out just to get a little attention.

either way, i've lost respect for her. she's shallow and needy.
what a waste :(
posted by sadie01221975 at 6:56 PM on December 13, 2001


Those celebrities with all their problems. Well I never!
posted by animoller at 9:23 PM on December 13, 2001


You know there's a spin that no one has put on it yet...

I think it's a publicity stunt. It's all the rage in LA now. We no longer have rock stars or movie stars - we have troubled teens, drug addicts and car chases.

At least one a day.

Criminals are the New Celebrity. Ask Robert Downey Jr. or Kelsey Grammer or Tim Allen or Hugh Grant or....

Anyway, my money is on her agent/publicist encouraging her to do something to generate notice.

Just a thought. :)
posted by dgallo at 10:16 PM on December 13, 2001


sadie01221975 - You lost respect for her while I never had any to begin with.

Her sole talent seemed to have been the "deer in the headlights while trembling" look. Never did it for me. Never will, either.

I just wish her sentence would be never to be mentioned by the press again.
posted by Irontom at 5:39 AM on December 14, 2001


It did it for me, tom. It totally did it for me...
posted by jpoulos at 5:53 AM on December 14, 2001


"she's shallow and needy"

Say, whatever happened to Ally Sheedy?

] Well, it sounded good when I first thought it. [
posted by mischief at 5:56 AM on December 14, 2001


dgallo,

That's got to be the most cynical thing I've ever read! However, it's a tribute of sorts to the entertainment-world Zeitgeist that I found it so credible.
posted by alumshubby at 6:05 AM on December 14, 2001


Her sole talent seemed to have been the "deer in the headlights while trembling" look

i thought she was great as an android in Alien: Resurrection. a natural role for her.

whatever happened to Ally Sheedy?

you mean other than her role as a ticket agent in Home Alone 2? actually, she's done quite a bit in the last decade. too bad i've never heard of any of it.
posted by tolkhan at 6:43 AM on December 14, 2001


Yogurt, I use that quote all the time, and nobody evar gets the allusion.
posted by NortonDC at 9:39 AM on December 14, 2001


Oh, Gerald. What ever happened to that kid? Got his braces and then... nothing.

The latest is that she walked out with $5k worth of stuff as well as some prescription meds in her possession... sans prescription. For those of you keeping score. Some of the gossipy folks were musing upon celebs who make a practice of strolling out of high-class stores with one or two items lifted and not paid for, and that they possibly just overlooked similar behaviour from Ms. Ryder in the past. Of course, they all blame Gwyneth Paltrow for her rapid decline, so who knows what to believe?
posted by evixir at 11:19 AM on December 14, 2001


The Smoking Gun: "We salute our friends at Glamour magazine for their prescient publication--in the January 2002 issue--of a little item (and table of contents blurb) about Winona Ryder and her shopaholic ways." w/photo
posted by Carol Anne at 4:30 PM on December 14, 2001


But she cleans up so well.

(Any excuse to bring this picture out again...)
posted by solistrato at 5:01 PM on December 14, 2001


Yeah, right. Show me the script! "Winona Ryder claimed her five-finger discount at a posh Beverly Hills department store was really just research for an upcoming movie role, sources told The Post yesterday."
posted by Carol Anne at 11:25 AM on December 17, 2001


I think it's a publicity stunt. It's all the rage in LA now. We no longer have rock stars or movie stars - we have troubled teens, drug addicts and car chases.

Hooray! dgallo wins the pool. According to this article, Wynona is most likely not guilty of any charges and this was, in fact, probably a publicity stunt. I assume this because of her lawyer's comment:

"Contrary to the public perception, this tape exonerates her," said Ryder's lawyer, Mark Geragos. "I'd say this is a prosecution, interrupted."

How lame.
posted by BlueTrain at 1:34 PM on March 12, 2002


But what about this article? What does it all mean?
posted by goneill at 2:23 PM on March 12, 2002


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