Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Adolf Hitler DNA Samples Suggest Jewish, African Roots

By ThirdAge News Staff

Adolf Hitler DNA samples suggest that the dictator of Nazi Germany had both Jewish and African roots.

The tests were conducted by Jean-Paul Mulders, a Belgian journalist, and Marc Vermeeren, a historian, Telegraph reported. The pair tracked down 39 of Hitler’s living relatives throughout Europe and America to obtain saliva samples which ultimately suggest African and Jewish ancestry.
Based on reports by, the Haplopgroup E1b1b (Y-DNA) chromosome found in the samples is rarely found in Western Europeans.
Instead, “it is most commonly found in the Berbers of Morocco, in Algeria, Libya and Tunisia as well as among Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews,” Vermeeren said in Knack, the Belgium magazine in which the findings were published.
Hitler’s ancestry has been questioned before as historians suggested he is of Jewish ancestry, but this time there is scientific evidence to back up the claim, and to add to it.

Of course Hitler had African blood, we ALL do!!!!!!!!!!
Sincerely, Helen Willis, The Zebress

Elin Speaks Out

by Jay Busbee

After nine months, Elin Nordegren has broken her silence on the infidelity scandal that rocked her family and led to the dissolution of her marriage to golf star Tiger Woods.

In what she says will be a one-time-only discussion of her side of the story, Nordegren spoke with People magazine for 19 hours over four days. The revelations were sobering, and in some cases surprising.
The three key takeaways from Nordegren's story are:
• She says she is in no way a violent person, calling any speculation that she swung a golf club at Woods on Thanksgiving night "ridiculous."
• She was completely broadsided by the news of Woods' extramarital affairs, believing that she was the only woman in his life. In short, she was as surprised as most of the rest of the world that the persona Woods put forth – dedicated competitor, family man – was a carefully constructed sham. "I'm so embarassed that I never suspected [his affairs] – not a one," she said.
• In line with that, she said she believed fully that her relationship with Woods was a real marriage, not an act orchestrated for cameras and sponsors. "The word betrayal is just not strong enough," she told People. "I have been through the stages of disbelief and shock to anger and ultimately grief over the loss of the family I so badly wanted for my children."
Woods, who will be playing in this weekend's Barclays Championship in New Jersey, has not yet commented on Nordegren's interview. Clearly, however, she plans on him being in the picture as the father of her children – daughter Sam, 3, and son Charlie, 19 months – as she didn't scorch the earth with her comments. She declined to go into more detail about the events of Thanksgiving, and she would not comment on the size of her divorce settlement – rumored to be in excess of $100 million – except to indicate that it is substantial enough that she won't have to work initially and will be able to focus on raising her children.
The People magazine article gives the impression that Nordegren is both very aware of her celebrity – perhaps infamy – as the aggrieved wife, and also very understanding of the fact that she is something of a punch line for gaining so much money in the divorce settlement. As such, she intends to remain a private person and has no intention of being a celebrity – refreshing in an age where everyone who nabs a single headline is rushing to sign a reality-TV or talk show deal.
Most surprisingly, throughout all the drama of the Woods scandal, Nordegren quietly spent time as a humble college student, taking night classes in pursuit of a psychology degree. According to her, she's 40 credits short of a bachelor's degree in psychology, and hopes to follow that with a master's and, at some point in the future, work as a therapist herself. Perhaps fittingly, she took a clinical approach to her own healing, facing it directly and without shame in regular, intensive therapy sessions.
"My immediate plan is for the kids and me to continue to adjust to our new situation," she said. "I am going to keep taking classes, but my main focus is to try to give myself time to heal."
As for the future, she plans to raise the children in South Florida, near a home she and Woods have been building in Jupiter. So it seems she intends for him to remain a part of her life in some capacity; indeed, the article begins with Woods arriving home with the children during the interview and surprising Elin, who reacts with kindness and respect.
For now, this will close Elin Nordegren's side of the story. Clearly, though, this will follow her and her family for decades to come.
The issue of People featuring Elin Nordegren on the cover will be inescapable starting Friday.

That said, Elin, no one would be mad if you did swing that golf club!
-Helen Willis

Monday, August 23, 2010

Ochocinco's Dating Life Messes with Dating Show

Chad Ochocinco is constantly tweeting about his dating life -- but since it has nothing to do with his VH1 dating show, sources tell us ... the network is none too pleased.

Ochocinco has been dating Evelyn Lozada (of VH1's "Basketball Wives") for the past several months ... and he has made no secret of their relationship (just check his Twitter once in a while). Things are so serious between the two, we're told Chad will be popping up on her show next season.

But sources close to the couple tell TMZ ... VH1 is pissed at Ochocinco about the relationship -- since he's the star of a dating show that's currently airing on VH1! We're told the network doesn't like the "spoiler" that Ochocinco doesn't end up with anyone on the show.
A rep for VH1 tells TMZ, "We cannot comment on possible story lines regarding series currently airing or in production."

Isn't she a bit too close to black for you, Chad?
- Helen Willis

Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren have officially finalized their divorce

It's finally over -- Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren have officially finalized their divorce ... TMZ has confirmed.

Tiger and Elin were both present at Bay County Circuit Court in Panama City, Florida earlier today for the execution of their divorce agreement ... this according to court officials.
The divorce docs do not reveal details about the split -- and the terms of the settlement were not disclosed. But as TMZ first reported, Elin is set to receive $100 million from Tiger.

Elin's lawyers released the following statement on behalf of the couple: "We are sad that our marriage is over and we wish each other the very best for the future."
The statement continues, "While we are no longer married, we are the parents of two wonderful children and their happiness has been, and will always be, of paramount importance to both of us."
"Once we came to the decision that our marriage was at an end, the primary focus of our amicable discussions has been to ensure their future well-being. The weeks and months ahead will not be easy for them as we adjust to a new family situation, which is why our privacy must be a principal concern."

Bye-bye loser!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
-Helen Willis

Do you think Tiger can ever reedem himself? Or do you think he & Chris Brown need to move to Tibet and get themselves together?

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Zoe Saldana & Keith Britton CEO of My Fashion Database

Tamara Mowry & Adam Housley Fox News correspondant

Congratulation,  ladies.

God bles,.
Sincerely, Helen Willis, The Zebress

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Halle Berry: Nahla's Daddy is "An Amazing Father"

by Peter Gicas

To hear Halle Berry talk so kindly about her little daughter Nahla's father, it's almost hard to believe they broke up.

"We were meant to bring this amazing little person into the world," she says in the new issue of Vogue regarding her nearly four-year relationship with Gabriel Aubry. "And I think that's why we came together. And because of that, we are going to be together forever, all three of us. We are a family until we are not here anymore."
But the Oscar winner doesn't stop there when it comes to waxing poetic about her baby daddy…
"We're still friends, we love each other very much, and we both share the love of our lives," she points out. "And while it was not a love connection for us, he was absolutely the right person to have this child with because she is going to have an amazing father."
Halle also says that, despite her and Gabriel no longer being romantically involved, Nahla will never cease to be their top priority.
"We'll make sure we always do what is right for her and put her first."
Hear that, Gosselins? Paying attention there, Mel and Oksana? Yeah, didn't think so.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Mia Farrow tells court Naomi Campbell got Diamond

By TOBY STERLING, Associated Press Writer Toby Sterling, Associated Press Writer – 41 mins ago

LEIDSCHENDAM, Netherlands – Naomi Campbell told Mia Farrow that she received a "huge diamond" from the former president of Liberia, the actress said from the witness stand Monday, contradicting the model's testimony that she didn't know the value of the gift from accused war criminal Charles Taylor.
The prosecution called Farrow, and Campbell's former agent, to testify about uncut diamonds that Taylor allegedly gave the model after a September 1997 party they all attended that was hosted by then-South African President Nelson Mandela.
Prosecutors have pulled the celebrity witnesses into Taylor's trial hoping they will show Taylor was in possession of at least one "blood diamond" — stones sold to fund wars. Prosecutors say Taylor traded guns to rebels in neighboring Sierra Leone in exchange for uncut diamonds during Sierra Leone's 1992-2002 civil war, which left more than 100,000 dead in the West African nation.
Taylor says he is innocent of war crimes and has denied ever trading in diamonds.
Defense lawyers accused the prosecution of calling the unlikely witnesses as a publicity stunt to raise the profile of the trial, which has gone on for more than two years.
Campbell, who resisted appearing before the war crimes court for months, testified under subpoena Thursday that she was given several small stones by men she didn't know after the dinner in Pretoria. The British model said she hadn't known they were diamonds nor who had sent them, and suggested that Farrow had commented at breakfast the next morning that they were probably diamonds from Taylor.

But Farrow testified that Campbell had told other guests over breakfast in 1997 she had received a large gem from Taylor. She said Campbell said she planned to give it to charity — the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund.

"She said that in the night she had been awakened, some men were knocking at the door, and they had been sent by Charles Taylor, and they had given her a huge diamond," Farrow told the court. She added that Campbell seemed "excited, happy" at the gift.

Campbell's former agent Carole White testified Taylor and Campbell had "flirted" across the table at dinner.
At one point, White said, Campbell leaned back to speak to her. She "was very excited and she told me he was going to give her some diamonds," White told the court.
But under cross examination, defense lawyers strongly challenged the testimony of both Farrow and White.
"You have a very powerful motive for lying," Courtenay Griffiths said, noting that White is currently suing Campbell for millions of dollars over an alleged breach of contract.
Campbell has served community service twice after pleading guilty in minor assault cases. A few of her former aides and maids have sued her, accusing her of violent outbursts and usually settling on undisclosed terms.
Meanwhile Farrow, 65, conceded she had never seen the diamond or diamonds herself.
Confronted with Campbell's testimony that the gift was three small rough diamonds that looked like pebbles rather than one "huge' polished diamond, Farrow stuck by her story, saying "I can only tell you what Naomi Campbell said."
"I think I would have remembered diamonds in the plural," Farrow said, calling it "sort of an unforgettable moment."
South African businessman Jeremy Ractliffe, the former head of the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund, on
Friday confirmed that he still had three stones he had received from Campbell after the 1997 dinner. He said he hadn't done anything with them because he feared that a blood diamond scandal might attach to Mandela or Campbell as a result. He has now handed them over to South African authorities and they have been identified as uncut diamonds.

On Monday, Ractliffe told The Associated Press in Johannesburg he is cooperating with a South African police investigation into whether any laws were violated in the handling of the diamonds.
In court, Judge Julia Sebutinde asked Farrow whether it was possible she might have seen the 2006 movie "Blood Diamond" and been influenced by its plot, which centers on a single large diamond.
"Your honor, I know she didn't say a few, a certainly not 'stones'. She may not have used the word 'huge'," Farrow said. "But it wasn't several diamonds and it certainly wasn't stones because ... why would she give stones to Nelson Mandela's charity?"
Taylor denies all 11 charges he faces at the Special Tribunal for Sierra Leone, including murder, rape, sexual enslavement and recruiting child soldiers. Prosecutors allege Taylor armed and commanded Sierra Leone rebels who murdered and mutilated tens of thousands of civilians.

Associated Press writer Donna Bryson contributed to this report from Johannesburg.

Goldberg vs. Salahi II

Update Huffington Post:

Whoopi Goldberg responded forcefully to allegations levied by "Real Housewives of DC" star (and former alleged White House crasher) Michaele Salahi.

Whoopi showed another camera angle that showed that she did not hit Salahi, as she reportedly claimed, but rather nudged her on the side to remind her to get back on topic.

"Afterwards, Michaele was very upset about what was said about her on the air," Whoopi explained, "and then I was told that she thought I hit her. So I went up to her and I told her that she knew I didn't hit her."

Whoopi went on to defend her language, which is reported to include several F-bombs.

"And yeah, you know how I said it -- choice words," she said. "And I make no apology for my choice words. But then her husband got in my face, had his BlackBerry out and started taking pictures of me. And needless to say I really went off then. And there is even more choice words. They were so choice you could've cut 'em with a knife and eaten 'em."

Salahi's lawyer, Lisa Bloom, said Salahi found the appearance "degrading and demeaning."

How annoying is this Salahi chick?

It’s a war of words between White House crasher Michaele Salahi and Whoopi Goldberg


Salahi was on “The View” to promote her reality series, “Real Housewives of D.C.,” which airs tonight.

Goldberg was not in the segment, but as the conversation went on and on between Joy Behar, Sherri Shepherd, and the D.C. Housewives, Goldberg stepped onto the show’s set, lightly tapped Salahi’s back, and told her, “Excuse me, can you get back to the White House, please,” meaning she wanted Salahi to return to the subject of how she and her husband Tareq crashed President Obama’s state dinner last fall.
But that wasn’t the end of it.
Later, after hearing that Salahi was claiming she had “hit” her, an exasperated Goldberg went backstage to a room where the Salahis were, and got into a screaming match with the crashers.
If you watch the video, you clearly see that Goldberg barely touched Salahi.

A spokesman for the “The View” called the hitting accusation “completely unfounded and erroneous,” and acknowledged, “Whoopi proceeded to defend herself verbally from this baseless claim in a heated exchange” with the Salahis.
What do you think of Michaele Salahi’s latest attention-grabbing incident?

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Naomi Campbell’s Blood Diamond Trial

From eonline

For someone who craves the spotlight, Naomi Campbell wishes she were anywhere but here.

The British supermodel, who's never seen a camera she didn't like, was a reluctant witness under heavy security (check that cell phone at the door!) today in The Hague at the war crimes tribunal of Charles Taylor as she recounted how the former Liberian leader once sent her a gift of what she called "dirty stones"—what turned out to be so-called blood diamonds.
"I did not want to be here," she said. "I just want to get this over with and get on with my life, this is a big inconvenience for me."
We're sorry, Naomi, that the prosecution of a war criminal accused of killing thousands of innocents has gotten in the way of your busy schedule.
Campbell, one of the world's highest paid models, for a short time became the star of her own real-life Blood Diamond drama, only with Mia Farrow, not Leonardo DiCaprio, at her side.
Her testimony is considered vital to showing how Taylor, in return for the uncut gems, offered weapons training to neighboring Sierra Leone rebels, who subsequently slaughtered thousands of civilians during Sierra Leone's bloody 10-year civil war that ended in 2002.
Campbell was called by the prosecution because she once received a gift of said stones from the dictator at a 1997 dinner on behalf of Nelson Mandela's Children's Fund that was also attended by Farrow.
"When I was sleeping I had a knock on my door. I opened my door and two men were there and gave me a pouch and said, 'A gift for you,' " she testified, recalling how members of the ruler's entourage paid a late night visit to her hotel room to deliver them.
While the men didn't say they worked for Taylor, the 40-year-old catwalker remembered telling Farrow, who was also a guest at the event, that she "assumed it was."
"I opened the pouch the next morning when I woke up. I saw a few stones. They were very small, dirty looking stones. I assumed it was [from him]," Campbell told the court. "I don't know anything about Charles Taylor. Never heard of him before, never heard of the country Liberia before. I never heard of the term 'blood diamonds' before."
The fiery fashionista said she didn't think much of the souvenir at the time because she admitted she's frequently spoiled with such extravagances.
"I get gifts given to me all the time, at all hours of the night," she told the court. "Sometimes without notes. It is quite normal for me to receive gifts."
Rough life.
She said she gave the diamonds to a colleague and asked him to donate them to charity—in this case Mandela's Children's Fund. But it turns out her friend held on to the stones as documents from the charity showed it never received them and that she only made cash donations.
Campbell insisted she never contacted the Liberian leader, nor had any intention.
Farrow is expected to take the stand next week and relate how Campbell told her the next morning at breakfast about the blood diamond tale.
Campbell initially resisted having to testify against Taylor, citing safety fears, even saying back in April that she "never received" the stones. But after being served a subpoena (thus facing possible prison time if she refused to talk), the model did a 180.
"This is someone who, I read on the Internet, has killed thousands of people. I don't want my family endangered in any way," she testified.
Campbell didn't appear particularly nervous during her time before the tribunal.
ecurity was incredibly tight, with the judge panel taking the unusual precaution of ordering authorities to ensure that no photography, videotaping or sketching be done as she entered or exited the courtroom. (However, her entire testimony was recorded and made public.)
The 62-year-old Taylor has categorically denied ever being involved in the blood diamond trade to help fuel the insurgency.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Alicia Key's weds Swizz Beatz

The singer, 29, who is pregnant, and the producer, 31, exchanged vows in front of close family and friends in a private home on the Mediterranean Sea.
Their friend Dr. Deepak Chopra presided over the intimate ceremony.
Keys wore an ivory silk, georgette-draped Vera Wang goddess gown with jewel detail on the back shoulder.
She carried a bouquet of purple calla lilies. The groom donned a classic Tom Ford tuxedo.
"Wowwwwwwwwww," Beatz (real name: Kasseem Dean) Twittered Saturday. He later wrote, "It's a brand new day :) I feel like Nas and Diddy song :) love y’all and blessing!"

Halle Berry's Swimming With Sharks

The actress films the thriller "Dark Tide" in South Africa.

From Yahoo. OMG!

Oscar winner Halle Berry donned a bikini top and wet suit while filming her upcoming movie "Dark Tide" on Friday off the coast of South Africa. The thriller, co-starring the equally sexy Olivier Martinez, requires Halle to swim in a shark cage while real great white sharks swim nearby!
The 43-year-old's ex, Gabriel Aubry, also is in town to help take care of their adorable daughter, Nahla. Do you think Halle and Gabriel will end up back together?