Archive for May, 2012

Zhang Ziyi Chinese Actress Allegedly Prostituted Herself To Bo Xilai & Barred From Leaving China (Photo & Video)

Blogged By: La Tray

Source & Story Credit: The China Post

Media Credit: Photo (malaysiandigest.com) / Video (YouTube Chairweb)

Posted: Tuesday May 29, 2012 @10:40  p.m. PST

 

The China Post news staff–Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi denied yesterday media reports that she had allegedly “interacted” with Bo Xilai, the former Communist Party boss of China’s Chongqing City in exchange for “huge” monetary gifts.

 

Zhang, who is currently shooting a new film in southern China, said on her personal microblog that many people “can take wind as rain” using their imaginations.

Her statement was taken as a denial of the media allegations about the sex scandal.

U.S.-based Chinese-language news website Boxun, the Apple Daily published in Hong Kong and Taiwan, and other Chinese-language media reported that the 32-year-old actress slept with Bo at least 10 times between 2007 and 2011.

Zhang was allegedly under investigation by the Chinese government for being paid to have sex with Bo, who was removed from his powerful political position after coming under investigation after the incident involving Wang Lijung, a former Chongqing vice mayor. Wang allegedly “defected” to the U.S. Consulate in Chengdu City, of Sichuan province, in February.

The media reports said that Zhang and Bo were first introduced by Bo’s associate, Xu Ming, 41, who is the founder and chairman of Dalian Shide Group when Bo was party boss in Dalian City.

Unconfirmed reports said that Xu confessed to paying Zhang 6 million Chinese yuan in 2007 to personally have sex with her for the first time.

Xu later negotiated a deal for Bo to have sex with Zhang for 10 million yuan.

The Chinese media reports estimated that Zhang’s sexual transactions with various rich and powerful figures have netted her 700 million yuan over the last 10 years, including 180 million yuan in cash from Xu alone.

Her wealth accumulated from prostituting herself was not taxed mainly due to intervention from Xu and some senior Chinese government officials, said the reports.

In 2009, Zhang was accused of cheating a married businessman of a huge sum of money, with whom she was alleged to be sexually involved with, while still engaged to an Israeli billionaire.

The Chinese media also reported in April that wealthy businessman Xu introduced more than 100 women to Bo for sex and that the women included household-name celebrities.

Bo Xilai and Zhang Ziyi. Photo Credit: malaysiandigest.com

 

According to the uploader:
– Zhang Ziyi Prostituted Herself To Bo Xilai
– She Is Under Investigation By China Intelligence Service
– She Is Barred From Leaving China (To Attend Cannes Film Festival)
– She Is Expected To Be Prosecuted For Tax Evasion

Girls’ Generation Paparazzi (Video Teaser)

Blogged By: La Tray

Source: YouTube S.M. Entertainment

Posted: Tuesday May 29, 2012 @6:53 p.m. PST

 

Girls’ Generation unleashed their Japanese single “Paparazzi”.

Paparazzi will release on June 27, 2012.

Girls’ Generation

Ella Chen and Alvin Lai Second Wedding In Malaysia (Photos & Video)

Blogged By: La Tray

Source & Story Credit: The Star Online NOORSILA ABD MAJID

Media Credit: Photo (ent.qq.com via t.qq.com/ella) / Video (HIMservice)

Posted: Tuesday May 29, 2012 @3:49 p.m. PST

 

 

AWWW … Just like a scene taken from a Taiwan melodrama, Mandopop star Ella Chen and her Malaysian husband, Alvin Lai, held their lavish wedding reception at a hotel in Malacca last Saturday night.

Oh, boy, security at the event was tight! A dozen Rela members and 10 bodyguards were hired by the Lai family to keep pressmen and fans at bay.

A source from the hotel told Star2 that the groom paid an estimated RM112,000 for the wedding reception.

“He paid RM1,400 per table and asked for 80 tables,” the source added. “Alvin comes from a well-to-do family. His parents wouldn’t allow him to marry a superstar like Ella if he didn’t have the money.”

The couple’s romantic ivory white wedding extravaganza was attended by around 800 family members and friends of the 35-year-old groom who hails from Malacca.

Mind you, Chen, 30, had four costume changes at her Malaysian wedding do.

“Hosting our wedding reception here gives me a different feel,” said the blushing bride shortly before the feast began. “The weather is hot. But I’m happy and I’ll try to be a good Malaysian daughter-in-law (and wife).”

Asked if she’s used to being called Mrs Lai, a radiant Chen held her hubby’s hand and said, “I’m so used to it already.”

Their yam seng (toast) party ended around midnight.

Earlier in the morning, Chen had met her in-laws according to full Chinese wedding tradition, Hokkien-style.

While her hubby was offered two apples (for good luck) by her nephew as he arrived at the hotel in a Porsche Cayenne, she was sheltered with a hand-woven tray by a tai kam jie (the lady-in-waiting or chaperon) and wore a veil as she was whisked away to the Lai family mansion in Ujong Pasir.

The newlyweds served tea to the groom’s parents as a show of respect. They also offered prayers at the Lai ancestral altar.

The ceremony was witnessed by Chen’s parents who had flown in from Taipei to give the bride away.

Having stayed in Malacca since last Wednesday, the super busy couple returned to Taipei on Sunday.

“We have to put our honeymoon plans on hold ’coz we’re just too busy working,” Chen said. “No plans to have a baby for the next two years but if God wants to give us our bundle of joy soon, we’ll accept it happily.”

The couple had dated for a year before they tied the knot in a glitzy, star-studded affair in Taipei on May 5.

Alvin Lai and Ella Chen’s Second Wedding In Malaysia On May 19, 2012. Photo Credit: ent.qq.com

Ella Chen’s Wedding In Malaysia. Photo Credit: ent.qq.com

Ella Chen and Alvin Lai Wedding In Malaysia. Lai is Malaysian. Photo Credit: ent.qq.com

Ella Chen and Alvin Lai Second Wedding In Malaysia. Photo Credit: ent.qq.com

Ella Chen’s Second Wedding In Malaysia On May 19, 2012. Photo Credit: ent.qq.com

Alvin Lai and Ella Chen Malaysia Wedding. Photo Credit: ent.qq.com

 

Ella Chen and Alvin Lai Wedding Reception Banner In Malaysia. Photo Credit: ent.qq.com

Ella Chen and Alvin Lai Wedding In Malaysia. Photo Credit: ent.qq.com

Ella Chen and Alvin Lai Wedding In Malaysia. Photo Credit: ent.qq.com via t.qq.com/ella

Nick Fairley Arrested (Photo & Video)

Blogged By: De De Tillman

Source & Story Credit: ESPN – NFL

Media Credit: Photo (deadspin) / Video (ESPN)

Posted: Tuesday May 29, 2012 @1:24 p.m. PST

 

 

TILLMAN’S CORNER, Ala. —  Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley has been arrested in Alabama on charges of driving under the influence and attempting to elude police, his second arrest in his home state in two months.

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Nick Fairley is the latest Lion to get arrested this offseason, a trend that has gone from silly to just plain stupid, Kevin Seifert writes. Blog

Alabama state troopers say the 24-year-old passed a state trooper early Sunday morning at 100 mph in his Cadillac Escalade in unincorporated Mobile County. After initially refusing to stop for the trooper’s emergency lights and siren, Fairley pulled over and seemed impaired. He was arrested without incident.

Fairly was also cited for reckless driving, no proof of insurance and open container. Fox10TV.com reported Fairley posted $1,750 bond and was released shortly after 9 a.m. on Sunday.

Lions spokesman Bill Keenist says the team is aware of the reports and is gathering information. Fairley’s agent did not immediately return a call from The Associated Press seeking comment Sunday.

Fairley also was arrested April 3 in Mobile on a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge after citizens called to complain that Fairley’s Escalade was speeding through a lower-middle class neighborhood in Mobile.

Fairley was a standout at Auburn and the Lions’ first-round draft pick in 2011. As a junior, he was the Lombardi award winner as the nation’s top lineman and helped lead the Tigers to the 2010 national title.

However, Fairley struggled through his rookie year, playing in just 10 games because of a foot injury. He finished the season with 11 tackles and one sack.

Lions running back  Mikel Leshoure also pleaded guilty earlier in May to a marijuana possession charge, two months after police discovered him with pot in his mouth during a traffic stop in southwestern Michigan. Leshoure was also a member of the Lions’ 2011 draft class, taken with the 25th pick of the second round.

 

Nick Fairley. Photo Credit: deadspin

Todd Bridges and Wife Dori Smith Ends 14 Year Marriage (Photo)

Blogged By: De De Tillman

Source & Story Credit: People

Media Credit: Photo (photobucket.com)

Posted: Tuesday May 29, 2012 @ 7:55 a.m PST

According to People,  After 14 years of marriage, Diff’rent Strokes alum Todd Bridges and his wife Dori are splitting.

“The Bridges have decided that disunion is in the best interest of their collective futures,” a statement from Bridges says. “Although Todd and Dori are going their separate ways, they are mutually committed to the well-being of their son [Spencir, 13].”Bridges 47, who also appeared on the UPN/CW sitcom Everybody Hates Chris, broke the news on his Twitter account Friday.”She’s a great mother I’m glad to have had the years to know her and have a great kid with her,” he wrote. “As we know, people grow apart and we did.”

He added Monday: “Life is full of changes.”

*I met Bridges when he was performing in a play, I introduced myself to the cast members and ask for autographs, Bridges ask “Do you eat meat?” I said “Yes”  he said “Okay start over there” Laughing, he said he did not eat meat.

Bridges was sweet, very kind and extremely funny. I wish him all the best in his career and personal life. – De De Tillman

TODD BRIDGES AND DORI SMITH photo credit photobucket.com

Janet DiFiore DA Attorney Under Fire For Pulling Strings To Get Live-In Housekeeper Marina Buchanan Welfare

Blogged By: La Tray

Source & Story Credit: New York Post – Chuck Bennett

Photo Credit: New York Post

Posted Tuesday May 29, 2012 @12:30 a.m. PST

 

 

Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore pulled strings to get her family’s live-in housekeeper food stamps, cash assistance and Medicaid benefits, according to an internal report from the county’s Department of Social Services.

For the past year, Social Services has been probing how DiFiore’s housekeeper was suddenly approved for welfare benefits after having been previously denied three times for inconsistencies in her applications, The Post has learned.

“Okay we got to the bottom of this case. This was a political favor for Janet DiFiore’s maid. It is COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE,” Dhyalma Vazquez, a county anti-fraud investigator, wrote in an internal e-mail June 30, 2011.

Vazquez, who also chairs the Yonkers Independence Party, alleged in the e-mail to Department of Social Services Commissioner Kevin McGuire that DiFiore’s housekeeper, Jamaican immigrant Marina Buchanan, should never have received benefits.

In a series of e-mails from June and July of last year, Vazquez claimed that DiFiore, a Republican-turned- Democrat, had Buchanan’s case file improperly re-opened after the Yonkers branch office denied benefits.

Buchanan, 58, was paid $200 a week in cash by DiFiore and got $315 a month in Social Security disability benefits, according to documents obtained by The Post.

It is unclear from the documents if Social Security taxes were paid on Buchanan’s wages.

Buchanan, who claimed she was a nanny and housekeeper for DiFiore since 1987, also didn’t disclose receiving the Social Security disability benefits while still working up to 18 hours a week for the DA.

Further, she had a credit card with a $55,000 limit, sources said, yet still sought county benefits.

“The question is why the special favor. Why are cases being opened in Central Office . . . Just because she is the District Attorney does not mean she is above the law!” Vazquez wrote.

County investigators are looking at the actions of a former Social Services official who is active in local Democratic politics, sources said.

Reached by phone, Vazquez, who has been with Social Services for 20 years, cited the ongoing investigation and declined to comment.

DiFiore’s spokesman, Lucian Chalfen, said, “It is a personal issue that is related to her and her husband and I can’t comment.”

Her three children are now all in their 20s. It’s unclear if Buchanan still works for DiFiore, who was first elected DA in 2005.

Buchanan, who could not be reached for comment, wrote in documents that she left the DA’s employ in May 2010.

Janet DiFiore. Photo Credit: New York Post

Karla Vanessa Perez Pregnant With 9 Babies Lied (Video)

Blogged By: La Tray

Source & Story Credit: Yahoo Shine Piper Weiss – MSNBC Vitals Staff

Media Credit: Photo (Yahoo Shine) / Video (YouTube unimeddioagencia)

Posted: Monday May 28, 2012 @8:55 p.m. PST

 

 

 

One of the most unbelievable pregnancy claims has been confirmed as a hoax. Karla Vanessa Perez told a major Mexican news station she was pregnant with nine kids.

Mexico’s main broadcaster Televisa broke the story of the 32-year-old mother’s record-breaking multiple pregnancy Thursday, andmajor news outlets around the world picked it up overnight. Gawker already has a tabloid-ready nickname for her: “Nonomom.”

But by end of day Friday, the local newspaper in Perez’s Mexican town challenged her claims. According to a reporter from El Diario de Coahuila who spoke with Perez’s mother, she is not pregnant at all. A Telemundo reporter also claimed to have evidence that Perez is lying, according to MSNBC. By Friday evening, Reuters, one of the first major U.S. news outlets to pick up the original story, confirmed what we were already beginning to think. We’d been had.

Televisa says she provided them with very convincing evidence of her condition, including an ultrasound. Health officials and local politicians were rallying behind her and she was willing to speak on camera about the whole thing. In the video of a news broadcast, Karla appeared remarkably calm considering what she said lay ahead. That should have been a tip off.

But maybe the world just wanted to believe. The idea of the ‘mega-multiple mom’ has become a modern day Icarus story. A symbol of how medical advancements can  lead to amazing physical feats and unexpected problems. See Kate Gosselin’s rise and fall, and Octomom’s perpetual tragedy. The less well-known moms of septuplets (an average of one per year in the U.S.) grapple with the very serious health risks of carrying so many children, and later the financial burdens of raising them. For those who know them it’s a personal challenge, but for the public at large, it’s a curiosity, and one that an entire network once rested its laurels on (yes you, TLC). In popular culture, mothers of 6 or more multiples are considered acrobats, superheros, biological anomalies and reflections of our complicated relationship toward motherhood. The thought that a woman, namely Perez, had taken it all one step further was just curious enough to stifle our cynicism.


It’s not clear how many people were involved in Karla’s hoax, but her story roped a lot of people in. After claiming financial hardship, her town mayor Ernesto Cepeda Valdes, promised to be “like godparents to those babies and give all the support we can.” He’ll probably be taking that promise back now.



Just over the border in Houston, an undisputed mother of mega-multiples is recovering after her emergency delivery. Laura Perkins gave birth at 30 weeks to three boys and three girls ranging in size from 1 pound 10 ounces to 2 pounds 15 ounces. Five of the babies are doing well, though Perkins reports on her blog that one is in more critical state. “One baby is sick, but making progress,” reads a blog update on the Perkins’ site. “In the NICU, things change hourly so we’re constantly getting updates.”

In contrast to the great Nonomom fiasco, Perkins is a sobering reminder. Multiple pregnancy is very real, very serious and something nobody can pretend to understand unless they’ve been there.

 

 

According to MSNBC, reports that a Mexican woman is pregnant with nine babies are not true, according to El Diario de Coahuila, the local newspaper in the town were the woman lives.

Mexican television stations aired interviews with Karla Vanessa Perez of the northeastern state of Coahuila, which borders Texas, where she claimed fertility treatments led to this multiple pregnancy and also that she already had triplets.

The story was widely reported by various media outlets, including msnbc.com.

But when reporters from the Mexican newspaper investigated, they learned she’s actually not pregnant at all. Her mother, Francisca Castañeda, told El Diario de Coahuila that Perez has three children, ages 15, 12 and 4 and after the last was born, had an operation to prevent her from getting pregnant again.

David Vila, a reporter with Telemundo, also contacted the office of Mexico’s Secretary of Health, which confirmed she wasn’t pregnant. The office had initially reached out to her to offer to help.

José Salvador Gallegos Mata, a member of the Mexican Society of Gynecology and Urology told the newspaper that someone who would make such false claims “needs to urgently say ‘I’m here. Please look at me, I exist.’” He added, “That woman needs urgent psychological treatment.”

Karla Perez speaks on Mexican TV about being pregnant with nine children (via info7). Story Credit: Yahoo Shine Piper Weiss / Photo Credit: Yahoo Shine via info7

 

 

LINK:Karla Vanessa Perez Pregnant With 9 Babies – Six Girls And Three Boys (Photos & Video Link)

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