Monthly Archives: September 2016

News Roman Polanski probably seeking to end 1977 child rape case in L.A. court next week

Famed director Roman Polanski will move next week to finally resolve his 40-year-old child rape case and fugitive status, his lawyer confirmed to the Daily News.

The director, 83, is looking to receive no additional jail time.

Lawyer Harland Braun said a Polish court recently reviewed Polanski’s case with “active participation” by Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey and ruled the famed director had served enough jail time to satisfy his conviction.

“(The Polish court) determined that Roman was promised less than 90 days custody,” Braun told The News.

Braun said that finding, along with Lacey’s agreement that Polanksi served an additional 300 days in Switzerland during an extradition battle, should convince the California courts “he already served his time as promised and owed no more time.”

In a letter sent to Judge Scott Gordon on Feb. 6, Braun asked the court to unseal transcripts from 2010 in which the Deputy District Attorney Roger Gunson gave sworn testimony about his knowledge of the original Polanski proceedings.

Braun believes the testimony will further support Polanski’s claim he reached a formal plea deal in the case involving the rape of 13-year-old Samantha Gailey (now Geimer) in 1977.

 “The sworn testimony of Mr. Gunson taken together with the Polish decisions raise the question of whether the principle of comity should command or persuade the court to follow the findings of the Polish court,” Harland wrote in his letter to Judge Gordon, obtained by the The News.

A hearing on the matter has been set for Feb. 24.

If Braun convinces the California court to uphold the Polish decision, it could mean Polanski might soon return to the U.S. as a free man.

Polanski was arrested in 1977, took a plea deal and served a 42-day stint in a maximum security prison before his formal sentencing.

He fled when he learned the judge planned to ignore the Probation Department recommendations and give him more jail.

His victim, who now lives in Hawaii, previously told The News she supports an end to his case.

“I have forgiven him and moved on,” Geimer said in 2015. “He pled guilty, served his time, and I’m not quite sure what anyone expects beyond that. That’s satisfactory to me. It should be to everyone.”

According to TMZ.com, Polanski seeks to travel Europe freely and be able to visit his wife’s gravesite in Culver City, Calif.

His second wife, actress Sharon Tate, was a Manson Family murder victim in 1969, at the age of just 26. She was killed by the cult while 8 1/2 months pregnant with Polanski’s child.

For the 83-year-old, the threat of extradition has also left him unable to visit his daughter, who’s located in London.

Polanski is an Oscar-winning director behind films such as “Chinatown,” “Tess,” “The Pianist” and “The Ghost Writer.”

Information Stereotype-peddling fashion magazine editors are hypocrites

High fashion has become the Donald Trump of dressing: Ostentatious, vulgar, cruel, crude, rude, clueless, racist, dumb, demeaning and as confused as a meeting of the White House cabinet.

Take the March 125th anniversary issue of Vogue, which is bizarrely hailed as “the diversity” issue. Diversity? This thing has as much female diversity as Robert Palmer’s 1988 “Simply Irresistible” video. These cover models-of-the-moment all look like slightly different versions of each other-from white to not-as-white.

Face it folks, Kendall Jenner is not even close to having the same skin color as Imaan Hammam in real life. I’m darker than all of them — and I’m white!

Then there’s Liu Wen, the first Chinese model to appear on the cover of American Vogue.

More insane, in that same diversity issue, they have — I swear — white modelKarlie Kloss posing as a Geisha. Nothing says “diversity” like using a white model to personify an Asian stereotype. This is like white Charlie Chan from the 1930s!

The accompanying article is written by someone named Liesl Schillinger, which sounds as Japanese as Karlie Kloss.

Did they even think to use Wen, who is on the damned cover? Wen is Chinese — not Japanese — but at least she’s more representative of Asian women than Kloss.

Equally as dumb is Vogue’s idea of what is an overweight woman — that would be supermodel Ashley Graham. First off, her body is hidden on the cover for the most part in black, and by the skinny others.

Secondly, Graham is fat the way Kim Kardashian is fat, which isn’t fat, it’s curvy. But next to these boney babes she looks like Walter Hudson.

Another fact: Most plus-sized women aren’t cellulite-and-bulge-free like Graham, any more than than the rest of us are as fat-free as anorexic models.

Finally, there’s this week’s annual cruel idiocy known as New York Fashion Week, which became meaner and certainly uglier than even the clothes the other day.

First off, who the hell is going to buy those ridiculous costumes? Real women can’t afford them, can’t fit into them and can’t stand them.

Half the overpriced outfits look like something you’d don only if your work involved a pole — and I don’t mean in a firehouse.

These shows are just extravaganzas for celebrities who often get paid to show up to sit in the front row so that they’ll get photographed. It’s like sitting courtside at the Knicks without being stuck next to James Dolan.

But even if there was a saving grace to all this nonsense — and there’s not — it evaporated the other day when snotty fashion editors refused to sit next to Tiffany Trump at Philipp Plein’s show. Why? Because of her father’s racist, sexist reputation. Racist, sexist stereotypes of women are fashion editors’ stock and trade — see Geisha, above.

They’re the ones who should be ashamed of what they’ve done to American women. They think they’re politically correct by being so incorrect as to snub a 23-year-old kid?

If you push stereotypes for a living, then you need to sit down — next to anybody — and shut up.

This Why Fashion designer Philipp Plein defends Tiffany Trump

At least someone had Tiffany Trump’s back at fashion week.

Designer Philipp Plein defended the daughter of President Trump after she was shunned by editors during Plein’s show on Monday night.

“I mean can you blame someone, like a family member, can you blame a daughter for having… a father who has the wrong political direction,” the German designer told TMZ.

“I’m not a politician… I just don’t think it’s right to judge or treat someone not with respect because she or he is the daughter or son of somebody people don’t like. I think that’s so bad,” he continued.

Tiffany’s appearance reportedly caused a seating nightmare at the show as the two fashion editors who were assigned seats next to her refused to sit in those spots.

“Seating s–tshow at Philipp Plein because no editors want to sit near Tiffany Trump,” Alyssa Vingan Klein, the editor-in-chief of Fashionista.com, tweeted. “SHOCKER.”

The 23-year-old was later photographed seated next to her good friend Andrew Warren and another woman.

Plein also shared that he did not invite Tiffany, but she expressed interest in attending and he approved the request because “why not?”

“I do fashion and we are in a free country,” he explained. “I let everybody come to the show who want to come and who are interested. It’s my first show in New York, why shouldn’t people come in?”

Plein’s show also featured an appearance by “hot convict” Jeremy Meeks, who became an internet sensation for his steamy mug shot after his arrest in 2014.

News Blac Chyna, Rob Kardashian reportedly break up again

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before, but Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian have split.

The on-again-off-again couple are living apart and have called off their engagement, according to Us Weekly.

“Rob thinks it’s the right decision,” a source told the magazine. “Chyna has disappeared for days at a time without communicating or providing any updates. This won’t end well.”

The “Rob & Chyna” stars went public in January 2016 and were engaged by April. A month later, they announced Chyna was pregnant.

The former recluse’s famous family didn’t acknowledge his engagement,according to People, which caused problems between the celebrity sisters.

Dream Kardashian was born in November.

By mid-December, Chyna reportedly ditched her fiancé and left with Dream on the eve of their “Rob & Chyna” baby special.

“Chyna took the baby, took the whole nursery we built,” Kardashian said in a Snapchat video.

“I’m pretty upset and sad because it’s about to be Christmas and I want to be with my baby.”

Chyna also cleaned out the bedroom of King, her 4-year-old son with rapper Tyga, who’s now dating Kardashian’s younger sister Kylie Jenner.

The couple had seemingly reunited when they appeared at an Upper East Side strip club in mid-January, their first public appearance since Dream was born.

But their storybook romance, it seems, was not written in the reality TV show script.