Sunday, August 19, 2012

Zsazsa Padilla may stage 1 cancer sa kidney

Hindi pa man nakaka-recover sa pagkamatay ni Dolphy, isang panibagong dagok na naman ang kinakaharap ni Divine Diva, Zsazsa Padilla. Napag-alaman nga na mayroong malignant na tumor sa kidney si Zsazsa at nakatakda itong operahan sa sikat na ospital na Cedars Sinai sa Amerika.

Ayon kay Zsazsa, kung papalarin at magiging matagumpay ang kaniyang operasyon sa darating na August 27  sisiguraduhin niyang magkaroon ng bucket list at isa na sa mga gagawin niya ay ipalaganap ang cancer awareness.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Sen. Chiz Escudero: ‘I can’t say it’s better now. But it’s much better than before’


As far as Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero can remember, there was no “Ghost” moment in the kitchen between him and former wife Christine Elizabeth Flores.
“I don’t remember that part,” said a laughing Escudero in a mix of English and Filipino, when asked if he and Flores shared happy, even passionate moments together while working in the kitchen. “There was no scenario like that in (the movie) `Ghost`, where, instead of molding a pot, we were cooking together.”
Despite having recently parted ways after a decade-long marriage, Escudero insisted he and Flores are still friends. He may have custody over their four-year-old fraternal twins Maria Cecilia and Joaquin Cruz, but his former wife is free to visit and spend time with the children anytime.
“We’re friends right now,” he said. “No, of course, I can’t say it’s better now. But it’s much better than before. It’s not perfect.”
Escudero said that before the annulment, he and Flores had a heart-to-heart talk about their kids’ future. Whatever went on between them, they decided to completely set them aside and focus on their children.
“We both reached an agreement that the kids are important,” he said. “From that day on, we agreed to live for them.”

Cardiologist Held Liable In Patient’s Death From Sexual Threesome

A $3 million judgment was awarded to the family of a Georgia man after he suffered a heart attack during a strenuous 3-way sexcapade, reports Andria Simmons of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Originally seeking $5 million in the medical malpractice case, William Martinez’s estate claimed that a cardiologist failed to warn the 31-year old, who suffered from high blood pressure and was at high risk of having clogged heart arteries, to stay away from physical activity, presumably including any sexual activity, before the test was performed.
While Gwinnett County jurors sided with the family, they agreed to a lesser amount after finding Martinez was 40 percent liable for his own death in March of 2009. The husband and father of two was engaged in a threesome with a friend and another woman who was not his wife, according to reports.
Plaintiff’s lawyers Rod Edmond and Tricia Hoffler, who represented the estate of William Martinez, argued that a doctor at Cardiovascular Group in Lawrenceville failed to take a proper medical history when Martinez consulted him about chest pains that were radiating into his arm, reports Erik Ortiz for the New York Daily News. That appointment occurred a week before Martinez died.
Dr. Sreenivasulu Gangasani, the attending cardiologist, had scheduled a stress test for eight days later, but failed to inform the patient to stop all physical activity until the test was completed, according to a press release issued by the plaintiff’s law firm, Edmond & Lindsay in Atlanta, reports The Telegraph.
An attorney for Gangasani told The Journal-Constitution, “We’re definitely going to appeal the verdict and the judgment.”

Miss China crowned Miss World 2012, in China

ORDOS, China—Miss China won the coveted title of Miss World on Saturday, triumphing on home soil during a glitzy final held in a mining city on the edge of the Gobi desert.

The mostly Chinese audience erupted in cheers and fireworks lit up the sky when it was announced that the home candidate, Yu Wenxia, had been awarded the title.

“When I was young I felt very lucky because so many people helped me, and I hope in the future I can help more children to feel lucky,” Yu, a 23-year-old aspiring music teacher said when asked why she should be crowned.

Yu, who became China’s second Miss World winner, appeared on stage in a dazzling array of ballgowns during the two-hour final and serenaded the audience with a piercing rendition of a popular Chinese song.

Last year’s winner, Ivian Sarcos of Venezuela, handed over her crown to Yu, who wore a sparkling blue dress, in the futuristic Dongsheng stadium in the northeastern city of Ordos.

The final included a nod to the culture of Inner Mongolia, with a performance by a group of Mongolian musicians playing the erhu, a traditional two-stringed instrument.

Ordos, which sits around 700 kilometers (440 miles) from the nearest beach, was an unlikely setting for the world’s biggest beauty pageant.

The city has grown rich over the last decade on the back of a coal mining boom that has transformed it from a sandstorm-afflicted backwater into one of the wealthiest places in China.

The boom triggered a frenzy of building in the city, but the local government has struggled to fill the vast tower blocks that sprung up, earning it the title of China’s biggest ghost town.

However, enthusiastic competitors seemed unfazed by the locale, expressing optimism that with the help of the pageant, the city could leave its reputation behind and take its place alongside other global centers of glitz and glamour.

“Ordos could be the next Dubai,” Marielle Wilkie, representing the Caribbean nation of Barbados, confidently predicted.

Albanian contestant Floriana Garo chimed in with her own bold statement.
“In ten years, this city will be booming,” she said.
Architecture in Ordos, where the city museum is shaped like an undulating blob, is “world class,” added Markysa O’Loughlin, representing St. Kitts and Nevis, also in the Caribbean.

Contestants churned yoghurt in a nomad’s yurt and donned local dress to climb sand dunes during their month-long stint in China. Video clips shown during the final showed the beauty queens posing in swimwear on desert sand dunes.

A total of 116 contestants — the highest ever number to take part — took to the stage during the final in a variety of stunning gowns, with estimates that more than a billion people around the globe would be tuning in.

Miss Mexico Mariana Reynoso was the bookmakers’ favorite for the title, but failed to make the last seven candidates despite a strong showing in the early rounds of the pageant. Miss Wales Sophie Moulds came in second, while Miss Australia Jessica Kahawaty finished third.

A red ceremonial flag was passed over to representatives from the South East Asian resort island of Bali, hosts of the 2013 Miss World Final, during the ceremony.

Torrent website Pirate Bay Supports Russian Punk Band Pussy Riot

From Pirate Bay's Facebook Page:
We too, of course, support the russian punks Pussy Riot. Because freedom of speech and freedom of information goes hand in hand. And because Pussy Riot is an awesome band name.
In 30 minutes we'll know if they'll end up in jail or if Russia sobers up and does the right thing, frees Pussy riot!