Saturday, May 5, 2012

Brian McKnight Releases Funny or Die Video for 'How Your P*ssy Works'

brian-mcknight-releases-funny-or-die-video-how-your-p-ssy-works Brian McKnight turns to Funny or Die to premiere a music video in support of his raunchy song "How Your P*ssy Works". In the equally tongue-in-cheek clip, the R&B crooner teaches anatomy lessons about a woman's body part and gives a weird exam to his female students.

Since it came out, some of his fans had been sending him messages on Twitter to show how shocked they were when listening to the song. In response to one of those critics, he tweeted, "I was just blessed with a sense of humor watch the vid and stop taking urself so seriously plz."

The racy song was actually recorded by McKnight out of boredom. To TMZ, he revealed that he made it while he's awaiting Achilles tendon surgery. "The song ... was really for my 40,000 followers, because they're the ones who have been there with me everyday," he said.

"Those people are the ones who have seen me on the road to know that I have a sense of humor. I try to be as funny as I possibly can. When I put it up, it was really just for those people. Lo and behold, all hell has broken loose. ... If I'd known this would've happened, I probably wouldn't have done it, but here we are."

Soon after the video got premiered, McKnight posted on Twitter, "I just saw the video at now is there anyone who still believes that this is my new direction. Sheesh!!!!"


First Look at Ethan and Lena in Film Adaptation of 'Beautiful Creatures'

ethan-and-lena-in-adaptation-beautiful-creatures Warner Bros. Pictures has unveiled the first official look at Richard LaGravenese's young adult novel-adapted film "Beautiful Creatures". Making its way out via Entertainment Weekly, the image presents a close look at Ethan Wate and Lena Duchannes, who are played by Alden Ehrenreich and Alice Englert respectively, sharing a passionate embrace.

Adapted from the first of a five-novel series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, "Beautiful Creatures" follows high-school student Ethan who meets and becomes bewitched by Lena. The 16-year-old girl moves to a small South Carolina town where the boy lives. The couple later must confront a curse that has haunted Lena's family for generations as she comes to grip with her powers.

The upcoming movie has stolen the attention especially since it has recently been said to become the next big thing after the "Twilight Saga" film series. Being in development since 2009, the film is still filming in New Orleans but has been scheduled to hit theaters across the U.S. on February 15, 2013.

Also starring in "Beautiful Creatures" are Viola Davis as Amma, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Lincoln, Emmy Rossum as Ridley Duchaness, Jeremy Irons as Macon Ravenwood, and Kyle Gallner as Larkin.


Friday, May 4, 2012

Kristen Stewart Enters Spooky Woods in First 'Snow White and the Huntsman' Clip

snow-white-huntsman07 Kristen Stewart steps into a spooky woods in the first clip for "Snow White and the Huntsman". In the snippet titled "Whispers in the Woods", she looks terrified when running into horrible creatures and hearing mysterious voices around her.

Stewart portrays a tough version of Snow White. While the Grimm story presents the fair-skinned lady as a lovely-singing princess, this upcoming movie features the female royal as a warrioress. Having the ability to fight and defend herself, she battles the beauty obsessed Evil Queen under the guidance of the Huntsman, who was originally hired to kill her.

"Snow White and the Huntsman" is directed by Rupert Sanders and is scheduled to open wide in the United States on June 1. Starring as the titular Huntsman is Chris Hemsworth, while Charlize Theron portrays Evil Queen Ravenna.


Secret service prostitute says secret information was easily accessible

Colombian-prostitute-Dani-007 A woman who says she was the prostitute who triggered the US secret service scandal in Colombia said that the agents involved were "idiots" for letting it happen, and declared that if she were a spy and sensitive information was available, she could have easily obtained it.

The woman said she spent five hours in a Cartagena, Colombia, hotel room with an agent, and while she barely got cab fare out of him, she could have gotten information that would have compromised the security of US president Barack Obama if the agent had any. "Totally," she replied when asked.

"The man slept all night," said the woman, who was identified by her lawyer as Dania Londono Suarez. "If I had wanted to, I could have gone through all his documents, his wallet, his suitcase."

She said in the 90-minute interview with Colombia's W Radio that no US investigator had been in touch with her, although reporters descended on her home a week after the incident when a taxi driver led them to it.

"They could track me anywhere in the world that I go but they haven't done so," she said, speaking in Spanish. "If the secret service agents were idiots, imagine the investigators."

That alarmed a US congressman who is monitoring the case.

Representative Peter King, chairman of the House homeland security committee, issued a statement on Friday expressing concern that investigators "have been unable to locate and interview two of the female foreign nationals involved," including Londono. "I have asked the secret service for an explanation of how they have failed to find this woman when the news media seems to have no trouble doing so."

Eight secret service agents have lost their jobs in the scandal, although there is no evidence any of the 10 women interviewed by US investigators for their roles in it have any connection to terrorist groups, King said earlier this week.
In the interview, Londono called the secret service agents caught up in the scandal "fools for being from Obama's security and letting all this happen".

"When I said, 'I'm going to call the police so they pay me my money,' and it didn't bother them, didn't they see the magnitude of the problem?" she said.
Londono said the man never identified himself as a member of Obama's advance security detail for an inter-governmental summit, and said she saw nothing in his room that would have indicated the man's job other than a brown uniform.

Londono said the man had agreed to pay her $800, but that she never would have made a public fuss about his failure to pay had she known he was part of Obama's security detail and realised the repercussions it would have for her.
"My life is practically destroyed," she said. "My name is in the gutter."

Her photo has been splashed all over the internet since a newspaper took it off Facebook a week after the incident, when she said she fled Colombia fearing for her life.

"I was afraid they might retaliate," she said, saying she feared for herself and her family after looking up secret service on the internet and seeing that some agents were sharpshooters.

The mother of a 9-year-old boy she said she had when she was 17, Londono said she would happily sell her story now and pose nude.

She said she had contracted one of Colombia's top lawyers, Abelardo De la Espriella. He confirmed her identity for the AP and said she called him for the first time earlier Friday, recommended by the radio host who interviewed Londono.

He said he didn't see that there was any criminal infraction in the incident. Prostitution is legal in Colombia.

"Let's see how we can help her," De la Espriella said of Londono.
Londono appeared in the interview, part of which was also broadcast by Colombia's Caracol TV, with just a little makeup, her fingernails painted white and wearing a tight green dress.

While W Radio did not say where she was interviewed, she later gave an interview to the Spanish radio network Cadeba Ser, which said it was recorded in one of its studios.

Londono giggled nervously and refused to answer prying questions from reporters from several international news media during the W Radio interview on topics such as the nature of her sex act with the secret service agent.

She said that the desk clerk at the Hotel Caribe called at 6.30am to tell her it was time to leave, and the agent addressed her with an insult in telling her to get out.

Dania said it was nearly three hours after the man kicked her out of the room and she alerted a Colombian policeman stationed on the hallway before three colleagues of the agent, who had refused to open his door after giving her $30, scraped together $250 and paid her, she said.

"'The only thing they said was 'Please, please. No police, no police,'" she said.
Later that day, 12 April, the agent and 11 other secret service colleagues who may have also had prostitutes in their rooms at the five-star hotel were sent home, under investigation for alleged misconduct.

Londono's story agrees with what investigators in Washington have disclosed.
She said she met the man, one of ten or 11 agents in a Cartagena bar, and accompanied him back to the hotel, stopping on the way to buy condoms.
She said the other agents at the bar were all drunk.

"They bought alcohol like they were buying water," she said, though she never saw any evidence that any of them used illegal drugs.

She said the man she was with was only moderately intoxicated. She said she did not know his name.

Londono said that she went to Dubai after the scandal broke and spent time with someone she had previously met in Cartagena. She would not say whether that person had been a client.

She said she was charging between $600 and $800 for sex while working in Cartagena and only accepted foreigners as clients, considering herself an "escort".

Asked why she became a prostitute, Londono said "it's an easy life" that would allow her to study and provide for her son.

The Guardian

Escort in Secret Service scandal says her life is 'ruined by this'

120504033829-bts-cartagena-escort-speaks-00003317-story-top The woman at the center of the U.S. Secret Service prostitution scandal embraced her notoriety and spilled colorful details Friday about alcohol flowing like water and Secret Service agents dancing on a bar.

Dania Londono Suarez is the escort who unwittingly sparked investigations that have ensnared roughly two dozen members of the Secret Service and U.S. military over reported use of prostitutes in Colombia in the days before President Barack Obama visited last month. She gave a lengthy, wide-ranging interview to Colombia's W Radio on Friday.

It attracted international attention, with reporters from as far away as Europe calling in to press for more details.

She retold the story of the disagreement in the hallway of the Hotel Caribe, of her fear after the fallout and what she envisions for herself in the future.

Her days of selling her body are over, she said, but she is open to appearing nude in men's magazines.

"My life is already ruined by this," she said.

Suarez said she considers her reputation shattered but is looking for opportunity by voluntarily stepping fully into the limelight that has been chasing her.

If a magazine offered the "right price," she would pose nude, she said.

The fallout of the scandal has "left me cured" of being an escort, she said. "That part of my life is dead."

In the interview, she also presented a more nuanced view of herself. Amid her fears that the U.S. government might retaliate and do her harm, she is also nervous about what her crush thinks about this.

She doesn't have a boyfriend, she said, but "I'm interested in someone. I don't know how he's taken all this. I wish I could go inside his head."

She also said that she would not have told police about the incident if she had known the men were agents, and that their behavior hypothetically could have put the agency's work at risk.

She didn't see any schedules or plans regarding Obama, she said, but if she had been someone wanting to do harm, "while I was with them, I could have done a thousand things." Given such an opportunity, a terrorist could have wreaked havoc, she said.

Concerns about a security breach, as well as outrage over the salacious nature of the scandal, have motivated multiple investigations by the Secret Service, the military, the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general and several congressional committees.

On Friday, House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King, R-New York, said he had more questions about the agency's internal review after meeting with Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan.

In particular, King noted the Secret Service said it interviewed 10 of the 12 women involved but had been unable to find the other two, including Suarez.

Citing the radio interview by Suarez that "details information vital to the investigation," King said he asked the Secret Service "for an explanation of how they have failed to find this woman when the news media seems to have no trouble doing so."

Nine of 12 Secret Service agents implicated in the scandal have resigned or are being forced out, while three others were cleared of serious misconduct. A separate military investigation of 12 U.S. military members is continuing.

Details of what happened on the night Suarez met the Secret Service agent had surfaced before Friday, and she confirmed the narrative in her interview with W Radio.

A friend at the bar introduced her to a man who was interested in her, Suarez said.

She watched as the man and his friends ordered bottles of vodka. "They were buying alcohol like it was water," she said.

She saw them dance on the bar. The man she was with liked to dance in a "disorderly" manner in which "he lifted his shirt to show off his six-pack."

They didn't speak the same language, but when the man mentioned "sex," she answered in her basic English, "Baby, cash money."

They agreed on $800, she said, and went to his hotel.

The next morning, she was awakened by a call from the front desk alerting her that it was time for overnight visitors to leave the hotel, she said.

She woke the man up, and he refused to pay, telling her "just go, bitch." It was a completely different personality than the night before, when he was very loving, she said.

"When he was drunk, he was a different person than when he had his wits about him," Suarez said.

The escort walked across the hall to the room of another man, who had brought her friend to the hotel. That couple came out and tried to sort things out with the first man, but he refused to open the door.

Now it is known that the two men were Secret Service agents, though at the time she had no idea. The only hint that the man was some sort of official was a uniform inside his room, which led Suarez to presume that he was in the military.

Sources with knowledge of the investigation have told CNN that the Secret Service agent at the center of the scandal is Arthur Huntington.

Huntington, of Severna Park, Maryland, has now left the Secret Service, but it was not clear under what circumstances.

Suarez says she does not recall what name, if any, Huntington gave her that night. But she would recognize him if their paths crossed again.

"I remember his face as if I saw him yesterday," she said.

Suarez said she spent hours trying to persuade the agent to open the door and pay her, but she finally gave up around 10 a.m.

As she was leaving, however, she came across a local police officer who encouraged her to share what was bothering her.

More agents wandered into the hallway and pleaded, "please, please, no police, no police," Suarez said.

Three agents pooled their resources and gave her $250, she said.

She took the money and left the hotel.

It was two days before Suarez learned what scandal had been ignited that day.

Today, Suarez says she would have let the man off the hook if she had known he was Secret Service. But that sentiment is not out of respect.

"They are idiots," she said. "They were protecting President Obama, and they didn't see the magnitude of the problem."


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