Jan 4th 2011 8:06PM First of all, you are beautiful. Really beautiful. Mediterranean people are all beautiful. Second, if you truly cannot breathe well out of your nose, you will need to do something about it while you are still young and healthy. This could lead to sinus problems down the road, and that is no joke. That is a medical issue. TAKE YOUR TIME and find the right doctor. You have years to do this, and of course it needs to be cosmetically beautiful as well. I'm sorry that the original surgeries affected your health, and I'm glad you are a healthy person. That comes first, always. Good luck! I love your look.
Jan 4th 2011 7:16AM Guess what! I looked him up. He does have a rap sheet a mile long. Among many other things, he was a corrupt politician.
What did you expect?
Jan 4th 2011 6:40AM Wait a second -- why would any of you think that a Russian made his money honestly? Why would you think he "worked" for it? Maybe he has criminal ties. That would not be shocking, shocking, in the "new" Russia. Do you admire Colombian drug lords, too? Is that what you call "work," and should honest people who do real work be considered "jealous?" If you believe in having no laws at all, and if money is the only standard of morality, say so out loud. Fine by me, just don't hide what you really think.
Oct 5th 2010 3:54AM The way that "two sides" form on this "controversy" is what is so interesting.
How do you know that his story, that she swerved in front of him, is correct? You have his word, and the fact that there was no evidence to bring a prosecution. That just proves that he couldn't reasonably be held guilty of any crime, not that his story is, in fact, the truth. Uh, in case you haven't noticed, she isn't here to tell her side. And you weren't there to witness it. So why not suspend judgment, especially since you are screaming about "other people" being "SO" judgmental? Just try suspending judgment completely. Try not taking any "sides." See if you can.
According to the article, he said "it has changed me forever, but I don't know that it's a bad thing. It happened, it changed me, but it didn't ruin me," and this is presented as a direct quote. He also said that if this accident had never happened, he didn't think he would have become a writer. To make comments like these, in a public forum with GLOBAL reach, where her family is sure to see them or hear about them, is graceless.
And those of you who rush to defend him in precisely the way you've chosen to are simply bullies. She's dead, he's here, he's rich, he wins. I'm not saying HE thinks this way. I don't think he does at all.
I'm saying YOU do.
Sep 21st 2010 8:52PM What I wonder is, would this daughter take her mother in, if her mother was old and handicapped with no retirement savings and had nowhere to go? As to the question of money, it all depends on what it's for, not the age of the family member. If it were for a child with special needs or medical problems, or to go back to school after looking and looking for work and not finding it, that's one thing. I would give, not loan, any money I could afford for those things, to a child of any age. But for routine expenses? She shouldn't have given her the $5000 in the first place. I can't believe anyone with a spouse and two homes would have the nerve to ask their MOTHER for money. It's such a bad sign, on every level. She's not thinking straight, and her ethics are, um, not where they need to be . . . :/
May 28th 2010 8:02PM What's the subtext here? The mother has made a lot of money on the books she has written, and is still making a lot of money, and the insurance proceeds from the father's tragic death are enough -- for now, and for quite a while. So, this young woman simply does not have to do what other kids have to do. She can afford to "pursue her dream." And BTW, Einstein most certainly did not drop out of high school. Where did you get that? It's nonsense. He transferred to a different high school and completed his secondary education before going on to a very prestigious polytechnical institute in Switzerland, which was like a European MIT. You know, there really is something to be said for discipline. It is not a waste of your time to learn to meet certain standards that you don't fully agree with -- and to engage with them, to get the most you can out of the experience, and to work to improve your school rather than quitting. But I guess quitting is easier. That's nice.
Nov 7th 2009 8:41PM This is just a made-up controversy to generate interest and movie ticket sales. I can't believe anyone is falling for this.
I've never seen a Matt Damon movie, by the way. What for?
Sep 19th 2009 2:48AM Cheerleading doesn't even exist in other countries -- you know, those places where kids have really good math test scores and speak and read English as their second language fluently.
Okay, now hit the Vote Down arrow. That makes my observation false.
Jul 7th 2009 3:12AM I was always a fan of her style, and I remember when her beloved coach suddenly died of a heart attack. If she is only a user, that is one thing, but if she is actually a dealer, and that can be proved beyond reasonable doubt, then she does deserve time. Look up what meth does to people. I have no sympathy at all for dealers.
Jun 28th 2009 5:36PM jmthrive, you are exactly right! People who hide these disorders and self-medicate (i.e., do the WRONG thing) are less likely to suffer from the stigma than those who get help early to reestablish their health properly (i.e., do the RIGHT thing).
It is easy to drink, self-medicate, cover up, make excuses, and so forth. It is hard to regain your health once you've lost it. It takes time and careful discipline. But this is the responsible thing to do.
This is the right example to all the young people who aspire to be athletes, or just to play well and have fun. A body is not a machine, and health is the most precious thing there is. I am sick of seeing athletes and celebrities abuse their health. What will it take to end this dangerous pattern? When will people learn?