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Nigella Lawson Denied Entry Into America, Whereas Matt Newton Is Living And Working There. Go Figure.

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Nigella Lawson had what must have been an embarrassing situation at Heathrow airport this week when she turned away from her flight because she has been denied entry to the US. It is thought her visa must have been revoked due to her confession in court that she has taken the illicit drug cocaine.

She has never been charged for any drug related offences however the USA can deny entry who have committed offences even when there have been no charges.

Nigella is a judge on the show The Taste and was apparently heading to the USA to try and capitalise on her exposure the show has given her.

The decision to ban her is ridiculous considering she is poses no risk of harm to any American resident.

On the other hand Matt Newton who has been up on several assault charges both here and in the USA has been able to live and work there. He was last seen acting in a production of Hamlet in New York. This was after assaulting a hotel receptionist and being involved in another scuffle in a bar in Miami.

Not sure how he has managed to stay there and I certainly don’t get it,  but maybe he can give Ms Lawson some advice.




1 Gidgitvonlarue { 04.03.14 at 2:47 pm }

That is BEYOND ridiculous! Who HASN’T tried or had cocaine – especially in the entertainment industry! Jesus, America should ban any band or musician or actor from entering the country if that is their ‘guide lines’. God damn hypocrites.

2 Culinary Boner { 04.03.14 at 2:57 pm }
3 Kess { 04.03.14 at 3:14 pm }

One word – Bieber…………..he’s Canadian.
USA are insane.
They let kids run around shooting each other, but la de da Nigella is too scary to enter???

4 daisy { 04.03.14 at 3:24 pm }

Yeah, Kess. They prefer their own guns to Nigella’s.

5 brain dead dave { 04.03.14 at 3:33 pm }

It’s laughable while Keith Richards is living in Connecticut with a 40 year cocaine habit.

6 daisy { 04.03.14 at 3:40 pm }

Laughable is the perfect word for it.
Most of cocaine snorting Hollywood would have accidentally choked on a line laughing.

7 Georgie { 04.03.14 at 4:14 pm }

Half the US population has snorted coke and the other half drink it. Officialdom reliving the Boston Tea Party.

8 PoRk ChOp { 04.03.14 at 4:40 pm }

Nigella being treated that way is abominable, however Newton playing “Hamlet,” is beyond ridiculous. The lead in that play was definitely Newton’s “outrageous fortune.”

Hamlet was a total wuss, unlike Newton and his women-bashing/hotel smashing/drug abusing self!

9 Rachel @ Reality Chick { 04.04.14 at 9:28 am }

I too have been long baffled by Teflon Newton. WTF is all I have.

10 Culinary Boner { 04.04.14 at 9:54 am }

Found. The specially re-written version of Hamlet that Matt ‘Kung Fu’ Newton is performing –

11 Ryan { 04.04.14 at 9:55 am }

I think it’s ridiculous Nigella has been denied entry, but don’t forget Matthew Newton is mentally ill. I personally don’t think that excuses his behaviour, but perhaps the US feel differently, and comparing the two is like apples and oranges.

12 Culinary Boner { 04.04.14 at 9:58 am }
13 brain dead dave { 04.04.14 at 10:07 am }

President Obama admitted using cocaine and smoking dope in his first book in 1995….and he’s now served two terms.

So the brouhaha about Nigella is hard to fathom. Personally, I wouldn’t object to entry into her.

The alibis about Newton’s “mental illness” only emerged after he’d shown to be a woman basher. I found that a little too suspect.

14 Georgie { 04.04.14 at 10:13 am }

I think she’s made an example of. High profile; ally country; big news; we’re tough on drugs. :roll:

15 brain dead dave { 04.04.14 at 12:11 pm }

In England , you may get a knighthood for it. Jagger, Elton John, Paul McCartney etc.

Rolling Stones back in Australia for gigs between Oct 25 – Nov 22 btw.

16 Ginny { 04.06.14 at 7:02 am }

Ah excuse me Gidgitvonlarue but I have not tried cocaine and will not. So why say ‘who hasn’t’?