First time for everything. And here is my first blog link to a TMZ story. Its about the fallout from when Rihanna fired her accountant, Peter Gounis who she claims lost $9 million of her money. Unfortunately, the irrational actions leading up to the event will be all too familiar to infosec pros. (emphasis added):
Gounis claims Rihanna blew through millions of her own money by going on endless shopping sprees -- buying roomfuls of designer shoes, clothes, and jewelry -- and throwing extravagant parties for herself. He also claims she bailed on an expensive tour to shoot "Battleship," which turned out to be a massive failure.
And despite Rihanna's accusations, Gounis insists he never directed Rihanna to buy a dilapidated house.
But even ignoring all that, Gounis says, "Was it really necessary to tell her that if you spend money for things you will end up with the things, and not the money?"
Connecting people's actions and decisions to rational behavior is an exercise left to the reader.