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Hollywood Girls Go Bad

'Huawei': A foreshadowing name?

Chinesepod's Carlie discusses the meaning of the name 'Huawei' in light of the recent national security concerns of the Whitehouse

Lindsay Lohan is not the only bad girl who is going to jail. Alexis Neiers, the 18-year-old reality TV star, has been sentenced to 180 days in jail for Hollywood robberies that took place in 2009. Not too long ago, the LAPD unexpectedly raided her home and arrested the young reality star. Along with many other teens in the LA area, Neiers was a member of the “Bling Ring,” which is a group of teens that raids the homes of celebrities. After being accused and denying that she had any involvement, Neiers' lawyer issued a statement saying Neiers took a plea in court and will surrender herself to the LA County Jail to begin serving her 180 days. According to, the reality star checked herself into the LA County Jail on June 24th. Neiers has been the star of the E! reality show Pretty Wild, which has captured much of the drama that surrounds the young aspiring model/actress. In court, Neiers was ordered to stay away from Orlando Bloom’s residence, where she was accused of taking over $600,000 worth of possessions, including artwork and jewelry. After serving her time and remaining on probation, it is reported that Neiers will not be a free woman until 2015.