News bites; Michael Jackson, Caster Semenya on roids, nudity and more

25 08 2009

Melanie Griffith is in rehab again at Cirque Lodge in Utah. The actress is staying there according to her reps as a commitment to staying health. But others say it was in a last effort to save her marriage. Hubby Antonio Banderas is done with Melanie’s partying. She will never get a guy like him again so she should really get better in rehab.

Michael Jackson’ death is officially a homicide according to the coroner of Los Angeles. He died of lethal levels of Propofol. Dr. Murray had been given Jackson 50mg of Propofol for weeks and was weaning him off it by halving the dose and trying other sleeping aids. He had given Jackson Valium, Lorazepam( something I sue myself to go to sleep) and Midazolam and other drugs and still Jackson could not sleep. He then demanded Propofol and Murray gave him 25 mg, left for the bathroom and came back finding Jackson dead. I dunno what to think about this, the doctor should have known better, but a real homicide this is not in my opinion. Jackson demanded and took all this stuff himself, nobody forced him. 

Athlete Caster Semenya, the winner of the 800m at the world championships had three times the amount of testosterone normal in women. I wrote last week about the doubts there were that she was a real woman. Now it seems more like doping definitely if you keep in mind that her coach is a former East German coach that once gave a female athlete so much steroids that she was forced to live as a man after that!!. People in South Africa say it’s all racial prejudice which I think that is total bullshit.

Neighbors of the newly opened Standard Hotel in the Meatpacking district are complaining that guests perform lewd sex acts in front of the floor-to-ceiling windows of the place. Men masturbating, couples having sex and complete porn shoot were there to see for all. The hotel even encouraged people on their facebook to exercise their inner exhibitionist. City council speaker Christine Quinn has already called for action. I just have to laugh about the whole story, it’s in the Meatpacking district for God’s sake.