venerdì 7 dicembre 2012

Was worth it, for some fucking damn gossip?

Kate Middleton DJ Pranksters Suspended After Nurse Suicide

Fri, December 7, 2012 1:30pm EST by 

Southern Cross Austereo, the company that owns 2Day FM station says that DJ Mel Greig and Michael Christian are ‘deeply saddened’ by the news of Jacintha Saldanha’s death and are taking themselves off the air ‘until further notice.’ Read on for their full statement!
DJs Mel Greig and Michael Christian of Sydney’s 2Day FM station, who claimed to be Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles during a prank call to Kate Middleton’s hospital room on December 4, have released a statement after Jacintha Saldanha, the mother of two who transferred the call, was found dead on Dec. 6.
Southern Cross Austereo, the company that owns the station, has released a statement saying, “SCA and 2Day FM are deeply saddened by the tragic news of the death of nurse Jacintha Saldanha from King Edward VII’s Hospital. SCA and the hosts have decided that they will not return to their radio show until further notice out of respect for what can only be described as a tragedy.”
Mel and Michael are said to be “deeply shocked” by this tragedy, according to TMZ.
The Prank Call Backstory
The DJs spoke to Kate’s private nurse at King Edward VII Hospital and were given actual information on Kate’s hyperemesis gravidarum condition
During the phone call, you can hear DJ Mel posing as Queen Elizabeth II saying, “Hello, I’m just looking after my granddaughter, Kate. I wanted to see how her little tummy bug is going.”
It’s unclear exactly what the nurse told Mel, but she says the nurse, “was giving us real information,” that left her in shock.
“We were very surprised that our call was put through,” Mel is quoted as saying. “We thought we’d be hung up on as soon as they heard our terrible accents.”
Prince William & Kate Middleton Release Statement on Nurse’s Suicide
St. James’s Palace also released a statement on the nurse’s suicide, saying, “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Jacintha Saldanha. Their Royal Highnesses were looked after so wonderfully well at all times by everybody at King Edward VII Hospital, and their thoughts and prayers are with Jacintha Saldanha’s family, friends and colleagues at this very sad time.”

Was worth it, for some fucking damn gossip? Paparazzi killed princess Diana and it's still legal? Everyone needs to calm down about gossip in a general way, because for a long time now the sense of moderation and decency has been substantially exceeded. For God's sake, it's time that the media can learn the lesson...

mercoledì 19 settembre 2012

This time the good taste wins

In the hope that from this precedent will arise deterrents for other similar cases of theft of privacy...
Catherine Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, was not walking on the London streets in bare tits, she was spied in private moments and the theft of her pictures was sold at a high price, as if it were the bounty of a criminal wanted by the police or photos of a rare beast and she was unaware of it. THAT is the heart of the matter, NOT her tits.
Saddens that almost no one has understood the gravity of the offense, this says a lot about where he went to finish the respect for the name of gossip at any price.

sabato 15 settembre 2012

Laurence Pieau, another dirty gossip bitch who doesn't understand the gravity of her actions...

Few weeks after the anniversary of Princess Diana death, killed by a reckless chase of criminals paparazzi, history repeats itself, with an hateful and unwarranted intrusion into the privacy of the British Royal Family.
For once, is almost unanimous the condemnation. Really disconcerting self-defense of Laurence Pieau, director of Closer, a french trash magazine (source: Huffinghton Post) :

As in any other cases of reckless intrusion for-profit into the private lives of someone, in front of the hideousness of the act, here comes a detailed and coward justification that emphasizes how in the name of money does not even consider concepts like respect and sense of moderation.

My 'dear' madame Pieau, the problem is not merely the royal boobs shown on your tabloid...your consciousness still dirty. Try to look over your nose stupid businesswoman, because the ethical and moral problem is having chased and spied a person during a private holiday in order to steal private moments that should be private, not published as hunting trophies. I can only hope that someone captures you while you're shitting with your panties down and put the picture of your ass on front cover, this could be the only way to make it clear to you (and those like you) the meaning of stalking for money.

giovedì 12 luglio 2012

Undercover Attack

Two examples of cowardice subtle from:

Q: What is a blind riddle? How do I find the answers?
Gossip columnists use blind items to report scandalous, dirty smut without the threat of a lawsuit. My riddles contain clues pointing to the celebrity in question and follow up clues are usually embedded elsewhere in subsequent columns which means you have to read every word. As irritating as that is though, once you find the embedded detail, it pretty much gives away the answer. Unfortunately, I am not able to answer guesses via email. Please forgive…would be happy to spill in person!

A: The ultimate in cowardice: the blind riddle, or how to destroy someone's reputation staying hidden protected from any risk and letting the people do the dirty work.

Q: Why don’t you allow comments on your site?
Under consideration – the site will be redesigned piecemeal Summer 2007 and adding a Comment Section is on the table. Still haven’t, however, figured out how to minimise the presence of freaks, spammers, and porn pervs that can sometimes spoil a discussion. Will keep you posted.

A: Preventing to readers express different opinions, taking away the right to object about your innuendo, it amplifies the disruptive effect of defamation.

We suggest to Lainey Gossip to purchase guns and kill directly their victims, in the meaning of physical removal, it will be less fun for them but the targets and their family would suffer less...

Respect is due to anyone, celebrities and ordinary people, just as the right of reply and defense of themselves when they are attacked in their private.

domenica 1 luglio 2012

Gossip, by its detrimental nature, violates article 12 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Article 12. No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.

domenica 27 maggio 2012

Gossip is the devil's radio

By sonia05

Someone has very rightly said that "Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people!!!!
People enjoy talking about others and it is definitely not others' virtues. Gossip can be harmless but it can very damaging sometimes. It can cause irreversible damage to ones reputation,hurt feelings, create misunderstandings etc. It is better to stay away from mindless gossip for the sake of immaterial or sadistic pleasure.However,we all indulge in this activity putting worst use of our ever fertile minds.We only realize its negativity when gossiping is about us.
"Fire and swords are slow engines of destruction compared to the tongue of gossip".Richard Steele.
"Loose tongues are worse than wicked hands." Jewish proverb
"Gossip is the opiate of the oppressed". Erica Jong
We all know that it is not good to gossip without ascertaining the truth but seldom we try to find out the truth. What i have learnt about life is that its better to wait and watch and let the truth come out on its own rather than engaging in mindless speculation and gossip. Truth will come out eventually,it is just a matter of time. It cannot be hidden. Therefore, wait for the truth to emerge from the shadows instead of following the shadows of doubt and lies. It will make oneself a better human being,learning to be patient,being a considerate person and trying not to hurt others without any rhyme and reason.
We all aspire to be a better human step towards it is by stopping ourselves from gossiping and gossip mongrels......lets nip the devil's radio in its very first session!!!!

sabato 19 maggio 2012

After John Travolta lawsuit fizzles, questions about attorney remain

By Harriet Ryan and Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times - 
May 19, 2012, 12:51 p.m.,0,2532915.story

Tawdry allegations about John Travolta became a sensation after they appeared in a lawsuit. But the accusers soon withdrew the suit, leaving questions about their attorney and how the matter got so much publicity.

The actor's attorney says the allegations are baseless.

It was billed as a "shocking tell-all" and a "world exclusive," but the National Enquirer's March 26 cover story landed with a thud. TMZ, Page Six and other major players in celebrity gossip ignored the article in which a masseuse claimed John Travolta offered money for sex.

Five weeks after the issue left the checkout aisle, a DUI attorney from Pasadena put the anonymous masseuse's tawdry tale in a lawsuit and it became an overnight pop culture sensation, topping Google News, trending on Twitter and meriting a segment on "Good Morning America." Another anonymous accuser joined the suit, and Travolta found himself in an embarrassing spot just as he was preparing to promote a new Oliver Stone movie.

The case imploded this week with the accusers voluntarily dismissing the suit. What remained were questions about how a small-time attorney with financial problems and a desire to boost his legal profile got the case in the first place and why a sloppy and inaccurate court filing was able generate so much unwanted attention on an A-list star.

Travolta's attorney, who has repeatedly called the allegations baseless, said he suspected the National Enquirer played some role in connecting the Texas masseuse with Okorie Chukwudimm Okorocha, the Pasadena lawyer.

"I don't know how you would pick Okorie Okorocha out of a phone book," said Martin Singer, the Hollywood power player whose clientele includes Arnold Schwarzenegger, Charlie Sheen and Sylvester Stallone. He said he had assigned a private investigator to look into Okorocha.

A spokeswoman for the Enquirer's parent company, American Media Inc., did not respond to questions about the tabloid's involvement. Okorocha initially said in a telephone interview that he did not recall how he got the case. Moments later he said the Enquirer story was brought to his attention by a stranger at a farmer's market and that by coincidence the masseuse contacted him via email two days later.

"That's a little surreal, right?" he said. Pressed about a connection to the Enquirer, Okorocha said he and an editor from Radar Online, an American Media gossip site that posted a dozen exclusive stories about the scandal, attended the same church and he considered her a "family friend," but insisted she had not played any part in the masseuse retaining him.

The editor, Jen Heger, disputed his account of a relationship in an email, saying she was "not aware of ever meeting Okorie Okorocha," had never attended church with him and had not heard his name before the Okorocha suit. A lawyer for AMI subsequently sent Okorocha a letter demanding that he "refrain from  making any further statement or suggestion that you have a personal friendship with Ms. Heger or any other person at Radar."

Hours later, Okorocha sent an email to The Times, copied to the AMI attorney, disavowing his previous claims: "I do NOT know anyone associated or employed there. I have no personal relationship with anyone there at all. I apologize for the harm I caused."

Okorocha approached Travolta's representatives last month in an effort to settle the masseuse's grievance privately. An attorney since 2003, the 36-year-old Okorocha had one previous brush with celebrity when he was accused of trying to broker the sale of a sex tape featuring Verne Troyer, the actor who played Mini Me in the "Austin Powers" films. Okorocha's normal caseload was sexual harassment and wrongful termination claims and DUI defenses, work that didn't make for big headlines or paychecks.

Okorocha often worked for free as a DUI expert for other lawyers in hopes they would throw him some business, he wrote in a court filing in March in an ongoing child custody dispute with his ex-wife. In recent years, he slid into debt. He filed for bankruptcy last summer, declaring an annual income of about $70,000 and debts of $1.2 million.

Okorocha said that when he approached Travolta's camp, he didn't demand a specific amount of money: "I never threw a number out there. I didn't even say 50 cents."

It's not unusual in Hollywood for celebrities to avoid bad press by paying off individuals making salacious claims, even if they dispute the allegations. Okorocha said he expected that was what would transpire with his client, but "there was some miscommunication."

"I gave [a Travolta attorney] a deadline and I said, 'We need to have something by a certain day. We're not going to wait around forever.' I think somebody was on vacation or  dropped the ball," he said.

Singer confirmed the negotiations occurred and that Okorocha provided a draft copy of a suit, but said he wasn't involved until late in the process because Okorocha initially contacted another law firm that handles Travolta's business matters.

On May 4, Okorocha filed suit in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. The nine-page assault and battery complaint demanded $2 million on behalf of a plaintiff identified only as John Doe and gave his sordid allegations a legitimacy the Enquirer did not. Since the allegations were in court filings, news outlets could report on them without fear of libel claims.

Copies of the lawsuit were widely available online and readers discovered a filing that appeared hastily written – one paragraph that referred to "assault and battery by a peace officer" seemed to have been cut and pasted from another document – but struck many as titillating and funny. There were graphic descriptions of Travolta's genitals as well as irrelevant details of an alleged January encounter at the Beverly Hills Hotel. It described a personal chef preparing hamburgers for the star and "2 or 3 wrappers from chocolate cake packages" on the floor of his SUV.
In less than 24 hours, Okorocha became a sought-after interview, his headshot running alongside Travolta's in stories about the suit. It was welcome attention for Okorocha. He had been eager to "build a name" as a lawyer, he wrote two months before in a declaration in his custody case.

"I…am doing all I can to try and gain recognition so that I can one day have a thriving practice choosing what cases to take," he wrote.

Travolta's lawyers identified problems with the masseuse's suit almost immediately. The actor's legal team provided photos, flight records and receipts showing Travolta had been in New York on the date in question. Okorocha said his client made a mistake about the timing, but stood by the allegations. He told a  camera crew in a video posted on TMZ that he was being inundated with calls by other potential victims and said he was in the process of vetting hundreds of similar claims.

But even as he was making these statements publicly, Okorocha was in search of additional accusers, according to a Los Angeles author he contacted.

Robert Randolph, who published a book this year containing allegations against Travolta, said Okorocha emailed him repeatedly looking for people with potential claims against Travolta. In a May 11 email Randolph provided to the Times, Okorocha wrote, "Is there a Travolta related matter you think I may want to look at?" After Randolph wrote that some men were fearful of coming forward, Okorocha responded: "I will keep them all confidential. They dont ever need to be disclosed." Randolph said he was worried by Okorocha's media appearance and ceased contact.
This week both clients fired Okorocha, withdrew their cases and hired Gloria Allred. The media-savvy veteran said the men were still weighing whether to proceed with legal action.

Travolta has not talked publicly about the scandal, though he will likely be asked about it at press junkets this summer. In July, the 58-year-old actor will star as a federal agent in Stone's crime thriller "Savages." Singer said he didn't want to talk about the case's effect on Travolta's career, but said that from a legal standpoint, his client had achieved a complete victory: "You couldn't ask for anything better when two people drop their lawsuits."

For his part, Okorocha said he doesn't regret taking the case, though it has come with costs. On Thursday, he filed suit against a disgruntled former client who bought the domain name and has set up a site disparaging Okorocha's legal abilities.

Surreal, fucking National Enquirer? REALLY SURREAL??? Surreal is the existence of such trash magazines like this and people like this loser greedy 'lawyer'...and it's surreal that there is a majority of Americans who blindly believe in this shit.