Gossip, porn star gives free blow jobs for Holland, Real Housewife almost let kids drown

9 07 2010

Porn Star Bobbi Eden, who every week writes a very amusing column in a dutch weekly magazine promised something quite special to her fans. She has 49.000 of them on Twitter and she and some fellow porn stars are giving out free blow jobs if the Netherlands wins the World Cup this coming sunday. That is some patriotic shit.

Real Housewife of Orange County Alexis Bellino and husband Jim(the religious ones) almost let their children drown. Alexis and Jim were off doing other things while the stroller with the 2 toddlers rolled into a pool in Newport Beach at the 4th of July. A lifeguard pulled the stroller out of the water with 1 kid in it and Jim jumped in to save the other one. What great parents!!

Caster Semenya, the South African athlete, who became World Champion on the 800 meters last year is cleared to race again. She has been the subject of gender identity tests for a year and negotiations about her between her lawyers and  the IAAF took 1 months. Pretty ridiculously long imo. Good for her she can run again though.

Whoopi Goldberg will star in the musical Sister Act produced by her and dutch musical giant Joop Van den Ende this summer. First in august it will be in London’s West End and then later in the Netherlands, Germany and the U.S . Should be fun to watch.

Katie Price, aka Jordan, got married for the second time this weekend to pro-wrestler and drag queen Alex Reid ,aka Roxanne. She was married before in a super lavish over-the-top ceremony back in 2o05 to singer Peter Andre. This wedding was more low-key but turned into a chaotic mess when a fight erupted between Jordan’s bodyguards and paparazzi. I like Katie but this marriage is destined to end in a chaotic mess as well.





Longest tennis match ever!!!

24 06 2010

I could not stop watching. It was momentous, heroic and incredible. John Isner from the U.S and Nicholas Mahut from France played the longest tennis match in history. They started Tuesday and at the end of the day it was 2 set all and the match had to be suspended because of darkness. Yesterday they started again and it had to be suspended again and they will continue today. The score is 4-6 6-4 7-6 6-7 59-59!! That last set alone would have been the longest match ever played on the ATP Tour of over 7 hours and they are playing a total of 10 hours now. I was rooting for American Isner, the cute giant with the undefined body against Mahut ,”the Marcel from Top Chef look-a-like” with incredibly fit body. Isner was the most exhausted and at times you had to be worried about both their physical and mental physique. It brought back some dark memories for myself. The last real long tennis match I played(almost 8 years ago) I had a fever of over 100 degrees before the match started and I played anyway for over 2 hours, eventually back at home it was 102 and I stayed sick for 3 months with glandular fever(mono) and my health has since then never been the same. These guys are in better shape so will be fine but still, what an event. Dutch man Thiemo de Bakker is a lucky guy, he played a 16-14 last set and will play the winner of this match but I doubt these men can come back and play great anymore after all this.





Gay news, oldest US gay bar to close, Belgium gay Prime Minister, gay house burned down in Iraq

19 06 2010

A gay bar in Fairfield ,Connecticut that has been open for 71 years will be closing shop. The owner, 57, said the new landlords have doubled the rent and it is just not profitable anymore. He bought it in 1989 after going there since he was 21. Before the 70’s it was a refuge for gays and in the 70’s it was the center of gay life in the area. In the 80’s it was there during the AIDS crisis and also open to women and brought gays and lesbians closer together. For many young people it was the first gay bar they visited and it is a real shame it will be closing.

Belgium might get its first gay Prime Minister ,socialist di Rupo. The biggest Party though in the elections were not the socialists but the New Flemish Alliance, a party that wants to separate Flanders from Wallonia. They do wanna make a coalition with the socialists and that leader is french-speaking Di Rupo. Does not seem to make sense but the reasoning might be that making someone President that most Flemish people do not like makes the chance of a separation even bigger.Sort of a trap. I can kind of understand Flanders though. They are much richer and have to basically support the poor Walloniers. I mean who would you pick, Dutch people or French. That is basically the question.

Police has set fire on a house in Iraq where 2 gay men, a lesbian woman and 2 transgender people lived. The people living there were arrested and one might suspect that they are being tortured as we speak. Since the arrest of Saddam Hussein 720 LGBT were arrested and/or killed. Horrible.

Some fun to end the day. Every year there is a 7-day AIDS cycle ride through California to raise money for HIV/AIDS. I once saw a documentary about this and it is touching to see people with HIV, volunteer and other people work together to achieve fantastic goals. For a few guys the biking was not tiring enough and they made a very sweet clip for Katy Perry’s song “California Gurls.”





My TV crushes

18 06 2010

My first TV crush was Sean Connery when I was a young budding gay. He was masculine, adventurous, dark and brooding. Back then that was my thing. Then for years there was no one else until I watched the U.S version of Queer as Folk a few years back. Michael had a boyfriend named Dr David, played by Chris Potter in the first season and he is all I like in a man. Money, intelligence, a certain age and good body/face. Muscular but not ripped with a sex-pack. I always told my boyfriend Dr David was my perfect man, luckily those exist only in fiction. I know my partner has his fair share of celebrity crushes as well, very different type than mine though. Since a few weeks there is a new man in town though. On dutch gay channel OUTV there is a german krimi(detective show) that was on cable channel in SAT1 between 2002-2006. The detective was the first gay one on TV named Leo Kraft and he is played by Henning Baum. He and his best friend and colleague Nina Metz solve crimes and he is so hot. Deep manly voice, great muscular body, good face and smart as hell. He makes my thursday-night. My taste has changed from dark to blondish but the things that stayed are intelligent older and muscular. Curious to see who will be my number 4 will be.





Sarah Palin is right for a change

17 06 2010

I never thought these words would come out of my mouth. The Dutch and Norwegians indeed have offered their help. A spokesperson of the Dutch embassy in Washington also talked about a late answer from the U.S to the Dutch. She probably would have handled it better than Obama.





67 dutch people die in flight crash Tripoli

13 05 2010

103 people got killed yesterday at a flight crash in Tripoli, Libya. The flight from Afriqiyah Airlines came from Johannesburg, South Africa and was for most people a stop from where they would get back home, most of them to the Netherlands. The plane crashed a couple 100 metres before the landing strip and plowed through buildings and trees during bad sights caused my fog. A 9-year-old boy from the Netherlands was the sole survivor of the crash, but his sister and parents died. Family is in Tripoli now to support him. It is THE thing the whole media and people on the streets talk about since yesterday. TV was sobered up  and the royal family is on their way to Tripoli. Since the 80’s there has not been a crash with this many dutch people killed. So sad.





English most difficult language to learn

5 05 2010

A language student from the University of Maastricht, the Netherlands, did an extensive research about the ability to learn a language in children. She surveyed 600-900 children, ages 7-10 in the way they adapted to a language. That has to do with phonological aspects(how the sound is) and the second aspect is the way in which the students can quickly name visual aspects. Languages that are inconsistent( letters are pronounced different in one word from the other)like English are harder for kids. Finish is the easiest to learn and Dutch is in the middle. It takes English kids 3 yeas to be on the same level than Dutch kids in 1 year. Interesting, I never had huge issues with English as a kid. Should have learned Finish as well then. But that is not of very much use!!