Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Ji Lee


PLEASE TRY TO FORGIVE BERNARD MADOFFMr. Madoff apologized for the harm he inflicted on the clients who had trusted him, his employees and his family. He blamed his pride, which would not allow him to admit his failures as a money manager. “I am responsible for a great deal of suffering and pain. I understand that,” he said, leaning slightly forward over the polished table, his charcoal suit sagging on his diminished frame. “I live in a tormented state now, knowing of all the pain and suffering that I have created.” At the end of his personal statement, Mr. Madoff abruptly turned to face the courtroom crowd. He was no longer the carefully tailored and coiffed financier. His hair was ragged. His eyes were sunken into deep gray shadows. His voice was a little raspy, and he stopped on occasion to sip water. “I am sorry,” he said. - NY Times

Michael Jackson had yet another secret: he was planning a massive video surprise for his comeback tour. Two weeks before his death, Jackson had wrapped the “Dome Project,” a 3-D spectacle for his upcoming London shows. The video reportedy recalled several scenes from “Thriller.” The five-week project began shooting early in the morning in Culver City, C.A. and—stranger still—according to some witnesses, the “Dome Project” included scantily clad male dancers in carpenter’s belts. -Daily Beast
Jordan Chandler admits he lied about Michael JacksonAfter the sudden death of Michael Jackson Evan Chandler tells the truth. In 1993, Chandler told a psychiatrist and police that he and Jackson had engaged in sexual acts that included oral sex, the boy gave detailed description of Jackson’s genitals. The case was settled out of court for a reported $22 million, but the strain led Jackson to begin taking painkillers. Eventually he became addicted. Now maybe for the remorse of his death Chandler decides to tell us the truth. ” I never meant to lie and destroy Michael Jackson but my father made me to tell only lies. Now i can’t tell Michael how much i’m sorry and if he will forgive me ”.Evan Chandler was tape-recorded saying amongst other things, “If I go through with this, I win big-time. There’s no way I lose. I will get everything I want and they will be destroyed forever… Under the influence of a controversial father (Jordan Chandler) told his son to tell that Jackson had touched his penis.Jordan Chandler then told a psychiatrist and later police that he and Jackson had engaged in acts of kissing, masturbation and oral sex, as well as giving a detailed description of what he alleged were the singer’s genitals.
” Now for the first time i can’t bare to lie anymore. Michael Jackson didn’t do anything to me, all was my father lies to escape from being poor.” -Jochen Ebmeiers’ Fansite

At White House, Obama Aims to Reassure Gays "I expect and hope to be judged not by words, not by promises I've made, but by the promises that my administration keeps," the president said to sustained applause. "We've been in office six months now. I suspect that by the time this administration is over, I think you guys will have pretty good feelings about the Obama administration."The administration has been attempting to tread cautiously with the gay community. -Washington Post
Thanks to Ulrick and Sissy Dude!
TONYA Lewis Lee, Spike Lee's mis sus, mother of his children and spokeswoman for the "A Healthy Baby Begins With You" campaign, is promoting healthy eating habits for women in order to enhance the lives of their children. Her coming book "The Daily Grub" is for busy working women on the move. A how-to of nutritional meal planning, time-saving techniques, what to buy at the store, what to have in the cupboard, how to plan convenient, delicious but proper menus, plus how to cook and serve them quickly. She's making the daily grind a little easier and a lot healthier. -Cindy Adams, NY Post

June 29, 2009 Gay Bar Raided, Arrests Made in Texas By Julie Bolcer Police in Fort Worth, Texas, raided a gay bar early Sunday morning, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, arresting seven people and resulting in one serious injury. The raid at the Rainbow Lounge occurred on the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots in New York City. Fort Worth police say they conducted a routine alcohol beverage code inspection on at least one other bar that night and that the arrests at the Rainbow Lounge were for public intoxication. Police say some of the patrons arrested made “sexually explicit movements” toward officers. Witnesses disputed the police account and said that officers used excessive force. They report that one patron was hospitalized with a fractured skull as a result of the raid. More than 100 protesters gathered at the county courthouse on Sunday to rally and demand an investigation into the raid. -advocate.com

Monday, June 29, 2009

Convicted Wall Street swindler Bernard Madoff was sentenced to 150 years in prison Monday for a fraud so extensive that the judge said he needed to send a message to potential imitators and to victims who demanded harsh punishment. U.S. District Judge Denny Chin rejected a request by Madoff's lawyer for leniency and said he disagreed that victims of the Ponzi scheme were seeking mob vengeance. "Here the message must be sent that Mr. Madoff's crimes were extraordinarily evil and that this kind of manipulation of the system is not just a bloodless crime that takes place on paper, but one instead that takes a staggering toll," Chin said. The judge said the estimate that Madoff has cost his victims more than $13 billion was conservative because it did not include money from feeder funds. "Objectively speaking, the fraud here was staggering," he said.-TOM HAYS and LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press
Janet Jackson made a surprise appearance to the BET Awards to thank friends and fans worldwide for the support in the passing of Michael Jackson. She delivered this very emotional statement. "My entire family wanted to be here tonight. But it was just too painful. So they elected me to speak with all of you and I'm going to keep it very short but I'd just like to say that to you, Michael is an icon. To us, Michael is family. He will forever live in all of our hearts. On behalf of my family and myself thank you for all of your love, thank you for all of your support. We miss him so much. Thank you so much."

Michael Jackson's will was filed Wednesday in a Los Angeles court, it names his mother, Katherine Jackson, 79, as a beneficiary of the trust and the guardian of Jackson's children, who are also named as beneficiaries of the trust. It also names entertainer Diana Ross as a successor guardian for the children and their estates if something happens to Katherine Jackson.Michael Jackson's mother, having won temporary guardianship of her late son's three children, is now attempting to take control of the King of Pop's estate, according to a person close to the court proceedings. Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff granted Katherine Jackson temporary guardianship of the children on Monday. He also scheduled a hearing for Aug. 3 on Jackson's petition to become permanent guardian of her son's children. The petition also seeks to name Jackson as administrator of the children's estates, but the judge did not grant that request. Katherine Jackson filed another court action Monday, seeking to take control of her son's estate, according to a person close to the proceedings who was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter and requested anonymity. She is taking that action with the intent of protecting Jackson's legacy, the person said. Jackson left behind three children: Michael Joseph Jackson Jr., known as Prince Michael, 12; Paris Michael Katherine Jackson, 11; and Prince Michael II, 7. The youngest son was born to a surrogate mother. In the request to take over the children's estate, Jackson, 79, lists its value as "unknown."
As for the appetite for the salacious details of Michael Jackson's life, my hope is that we let him go in peace. We already know he led a tortured life. He also led a great one in which he loved, and was loved, by many. Let his family heal, and let his fans celebrate his music and his giving heart.
Katherine Farley, just named chairwoman of Lincoln Center, is the wife of Jerry Speyer, chairman of MoMA. Photo: Patrick McMullan
ELIZABETH Taylor is inconsolable. Screaming in her house. She always stood up for Michael, and he always thanked her with diamonds. They were best friends. They shared much -- crippling addiction; dazzling stardom. She was at his trials with compassion. He was at her birthdays with jewels. Physically, Elizabeth today is almost unmovable. Yet she planned to attend his opening concert in London next week. She was to leave July 8 on a private plane in a wheelchair with nurses and assistants in attendance. In fact, early the very morning he died she called the people whose plane it was for permission to bring another person onboard. Elizabeth Taylor is making herself so ill over Michael's passing that her people now worry about her future. -Cindy Adams, NY Post

Michael Jackson's body is transported to the LA coroner Thursday.

Thanks Ulrick!