Daily Archives: September 23, 2013

Moon Geun-young Suffered An Eye Injury and Rushed To The Hospital

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Source: Korea JoongAng Daily

Media: Korea JoongAng Daily

Posted: Monday September 23, 2013 @ 11:09 p.m. PST

Moon Geun-young

MBC canceled this week’s episodes of hit drama “Goddess of Fire, Jung Yi” after lead actress Moon Geun-young suffered an eye injury during filming.

Some equipment fell on Moon during filming last week. After the actress was rushed to hospital she returned to set and tried to continue acting, but swelling and bruising around her eyes forced her to stop.

Local media reported that doctors debated whether Moon needed stitches, but they eventually decided against it.

She will reportedly start filming again within the week.

Without a new episode, MBC instead decided to air a special look at highlights of the popular show so far during its time slot yesterday and tonight.

Elva Hsiao Trapped Inside The Car and Hotel For Three Hours

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Source: xinmsn

Media: xinmsn

Posted: Monday September 23, 2013 @ 11:02 p.m. PST


After spending Mid-Autumn Festival with her boyfriend Kai Ko in Beijing last week, Taiwanese singer Elva Hsiao flew to Hubei for a show on Saturday, where she was seen happily posing for pictures with the staff and VIP guests backstage.

As Elva was not wearing any makeup the next morning, her manager declined a photo request by the event organiser’s staff member, who had specially gone to the hotel to take a picture with the singer.

Infuriated by the rejection, the staff cancelled the transport which was supposed to send Elva to the airport. Though the organiser sent another vehicle to pick up the entourage upon Elva’s manager’s request, they were trapped inside the car as 20 well-built men surrounded it and banged on the windows shouting, “Why can’t you take photos?!”.

In light of the chaotic situation which caused her to miss her flight back to Taiwan, Elva did not oblige to any photo requests and returned to the hotel room with her manager.

Elva then sought advice from her good friend Jaycee Chan, who suggested asking his dad Jackie Chan for help. The singer stayed in the room for nearly three hours before leaving the hotel unscathed.


Elva Hsiao

Michael Douglas Banned From Visiting His Son Cameron,34, In Prison

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Source:London Evening Standard

Posted: Monday September 23, 2013 @ 7:21 p.m PST



Michael Douglas  revealed that he’s been banned from visiting his junkie son in prison for two years after the 34-year-old was caught behind bars with drugs in his system.

in his acceptance speech, saying he’s ‘hoping that they’ll allow me to see him soon.’ Douglas made an impassioned appeal to be reunited with his jailed son

Nicholas Brooks (You Light Up My Life Songwriter’s Son) Convicted Of Killing His Fashion Designer Girlfriend Sylvie Cachay

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 Source: NY Post

Media: NY Post Photo Credit: Steven Hirsch

Posted: Monday September 23, 2013 @ 4:34 p.m. PST


An Oscar-winning composer’s son was sentenced Monday to 25 years to life in prison after being convicted of killing his fashion designer girlfriend in a swank hotel room.

Nicholas Brooks, 27, was convicted in July of murdering 33-year-old Sylvie Cachay in December 2010. He was arrested while his father, Joseph Brooks, who wrote the 1970s touchstone torch song “You Light Up My Life,” was himself facing criminal charges of mistreating women: allegations of raping or molesting 13 would-be actresses.

The younger Brooks and Cachay had a tumultuous six-month relationship, bolstered by obvious affection and mutual attraction but hampered by differences in age, attitude and ambition. Prosecutors said he strangled her because she was dumping him.

“The loss of Sylvie is the most devastating thing that has ever occurred in my life,” Brooks told a court Tuesday. “I think about her every day, and it breaks my heart. I loved her very much, and not a moment goes by where I do not miss her.”

But Cachay’s relatives lashed out at Brooks as a craven killer — “a cowardly liar, a parasite to our society, an abuser of women and a repulsive murderer,” in the words of one of Cachay’s brothers, Patrick Orlando. And Manhattan state Supreme Court Justice Bonnie Wittner lambasted him as a young man who squandered his education and his privilege.

Brooks looked down and seemed to give a slight shrug as Wittner announced he was getting the maximum sentence.

When the couple met, Brooks was a college dropout living largely off a trust fund from his father. The son had a penchant for hiring escorts and smoking marijuana, prosecutors said.

Cachay, on the other hand, had worked as a designer for Marc Jacobs, Victoria’s Secret and Tommy Hilfiger and had her own swimsuit line.

The duo checked into the Soho House hotel after a small fire in Cachay’s apartment. They are seen on a surveillance camera in the hotel’s hallway wobbling into their room. Brooks comes and goes several times, at one point appearing frantic, before leaving for hours.

Cachay’s partially clothed body was discovered in an overflowing bathtub after it began leaking into the room below. Medical examiners later ruled that she had been forcibly drowned and strangled.

“Couples break up every day without one ending up in a gurney inside the coroner’s office. He just had to walk away. That’s all he had to do,” Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Joel Seidemann said.

Brooks’ attorney, Jeffrey Hoffman, argued Cachay drowned accidentally, passing out from an overdose of alcohol and prescription drugs used to treat migraines and fibromyalgia, a disorder that causes widespread pain.

Joseph Brooks won the Academy Award for best original song in 1977 for “You Light Up My Life,” sung by Debby Boone. Brooks wrote and directed the romantic comedy of the same name.

The 73-year-old Brooks killed himself in his apartment 2011, while he prepared for his Manhattan trial and his son was in jail awaiting his own.

Prosecutors said the songwriter lured the women to his Manhattan apartment through an online ad offering auditions for a movie role, then sexually assaulted them after making them drink apparently drugged wine as part of an “acting exercise.”

He pleaded not guilty. But four days after his death, his former assistant pleaded guilty to criminal facilitation, admitting she had helped him meet 10 of the women.


SoHo House killer gets 25 to life for beauty’s murder

Nicholas Brooks (left) was sentenced to 25 years to life for murdering his girlfriend, Sylvie Cachay (right).

Photo: Steven Hirsch