1. Why is there even a custody issue with Michael Jackson's kids? Whether or not they are biologically his, he specifically said in his will that his mother Katherine Jackson and/or his friend Diana Ross will get the kids. So how come so many weird people are entering the picture and claiming one or two (never all--oh, the horror of separation!)? To get to the wealth, of course, since whoever gets the kids gets the assets (I'm pretty sure there's hardly any money since there's no mention of Michael having a life insurance policy).
But Katherine and Diana already inherited custody. It's like if Brad and Angelina die, will Maddox, Pax and Zahara be returned to their countries? Aren't they already officially Jolie-Pitts no matter their blood and skin color? Goodness, it doesn't matter, right? Prince, Paris and Blanket are Michael's kids!
2. I recently lost a mother, too, so I definitely understand how close you get to insanity because of the grief. But am I the only one who felt most bothered about how Kris Aquino kept going on and on about the expensive watch she gave her mother, that all the pillows and blankets were hers, that of all of Cory's dignified children she was the one who gave her mom the most joy, that her kids are her mom's favorite grandkids, that Juan Sarte did her mom's death makeup, et al?
3. While everyone's raising a huge hullabaloo over President Arroyo's $20,000 dinner in Le Cirque at NYC, I don't think much of it. She's the president of a country after all, with an entourage of many VIPs. Did we really expect them to eat at Sabrett's? And do we honestly think the dinner parties at Malacanang or, say, the White House are cheap? Yes, yes, it's insensitive but it's hardly a shock.
I'm not even wondering about GMA's latest statement of assets and liabilities. So her wealth has doubled since 2000. Pretty logical--ten years is a long time and her family's wealthy to begin with. I'll give myself as an example. In early 2007, I had absolutely nothing. Just two years later, through wise investments and saving, I'm not rich but I'm comfortable. I'm not a savvy businesswoman and yet I've done well for myself. I'm sure Gloria has done much better!
What I do want to throw out there is that PHP 42M purchase of land. The community assessor says the land in the area is not worth that much, but what can we do? It's a perfectly legal purchase. But I think it's really fishy. The land isn't worth PHP 42M--why was it sold for that much? My conspiracy-theory mind is screaming that it's a brilliant money laundering trick--the Arroyos were given money and to make it bullet-proof, an almost worthless piece of land was exchanged. I could be wrong, but I wasn't born yesterday, kids. This is fishy business.
4. Tonight was the premiere of Project Runway Philippines' second season. I'm watching the runway show as I type. The new batch of designers are all interesting--not all of them are good but it's the first episode so I'll reserve judgment.
I do think ALL the models are horrid. Horrid, horrid, horrid! They don't know how to walk, they can't pose to save their lives, and they all need to visit the gym--flabby arms and legs and tummies jiggling everywhere. Ladies, if you're making a living with your body, take care of it! You'd never make the cut in that other reality show--Tyra Banks will eat you alive and spit you all out!