Villaraigosa’s “national stage” is ceremonial Obama job. He ain’t about to be elected 2 “bigger” office. Nagourney going w/ the hype program.Read More
I’ve noticed various stories on the Drudge Report over the past couple of months that indicate the president’s marriage is in trouble.
This past week, I saw:
The mayor and his wife Corina haven’t been seen together in public in about ten months (since the president of Mexico, Vicente Fox, visited in May 2006). Villaraigosa no longer wears his wedding band (not since the first week of September 2006). His wife does not live with him in the mayor’s mansion (I don’t think she’s ever lived there with him).
“So, will he be reverting to his maiden name?” asks one internet commenter.
Connie was recently spotted cleaning the couple’s home at Mt. Washington.
Around 2:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, a journalist at City Hall finally worked up the courage to ask Villaraigosa after his press conference, “Where is your wedding ring? What’s the deal?”
The mayor said that he had lost weight and hadn’t had the time to have it resized. The mayor said he was still together with his wife Connie.
Journalists from The Los Angeles Times, L.A. Daily News, and City News were around the mayor at this time but nobody bothered to report the matter.
I’ll admit that I’m highly skeptical of the White House’s claims that the president is getting his wedding ring “repaired.”
It reminds me too much of what happened with L.A.’s mayor in 2007.
I can’t remember any skeptical reporting in the MSM about Barack Obama’s marriage. They’re eager to buy into the dream.
I noticed that Michelle went off on a big fancy vacation to Spain a few weeks ago without the president. I can’t believe he was too happy with all the awful publicity she brought him.
Michelle Obama also spent her last birthday without the president’s company (this was noted on the Drudge Report).
US President Barack Obama has reportedly not been wearing his wedding ring for quite some time now. The reason – it has been sent for repair.
For at least two days, Obama’s left hand was unadorned by his wedding band. The White House later said the president’s intricate gold ring, made in Indonesia, needed a little repair, the ABC reported.
It, however, declined to elaborate on what was wrong with the ring.
Obama married Michelle Robinson Oct 3, 1992.
The first lady has also left her wedding ring at home on many occasions.
But it seems her reason may have to do with fashion. While attending the ball on the night of her husband’s inauguration, Michelle ditched her engagement ring and wedding band and opted instead for a large silver cocktail ring that matched her earrings.
Recently, she was again seen without her wedding ring while attending a White House party honouring Broadway music.
Michelle Obama – cracking under the pressure of being First Lady – is drinking way more than she should, friends fear.
Longtime pals have been keeping a close eye on her White House booze intake for months, sources told The ENQUIRER, and her husband President Barack Obama even stepped in when she recently consumed too much alcohol.
“When Barack saw Michelle drink more than she should at a recent dinner, he hit the roof. He told her, ‘This is NOT going to turn into a problem!’” a close source told The ENQUIRER.
“Barack is overly sensitive to the issue because of his own past drinking and substance abuse problems. But he also feels guilty because of the pictures taken of him drinking beer at an NBA game recently.”
The President also feels he may have contributed to his wife’s alcohol issues by not stopping her from overindulging during their date night in New York City on May 30.
Michelle, 45, knocked back “a glass or two of champagne” while the couple flew to the Big Apple on a private jet, according to the close source, and published reports said she downed two martinis during dinner at the Greenwich Village restaurant Blue Hill.
“It was clear that Mrs. Obama was having a VERY good time,” a restaurant employee told The ENQUIRER.
“There’s a real fear that she may be drinking more than she should as a result of the pressures that come along with being First Lady,” an insider divulged.
We are loathe to report this kind of slanderous story but the National Enquirer and Globe are making some very disturbing allegations about President Obama, a woman named Vera Baker, and, well, the state of his marriage to Michelle Obama. The only reason we didn’t dismiss it outright is because the Enquirer was the one who broke the John Edwards/Rielle Hunter story. At first, like the rest of the country, we didn’t believe them with that one. We dismissed it all as slanderous lies. But it turns out the whole thing was true. Now, this. Can we trust the journalistic integrity of the National Enquirer? Or do we follow our instincts and dismiss this whole thing as slanderous lies? And is it relevant that their story goes back to 2004?
You don’t think the Obamas need those dates, like the trip to Broadway last week? Think again.
The couple’s marriage once was deeply troubled, author Richard Wolffe tells “Inside Edition.” The interview airs at 4:30 and 7:30 today on WKMG-Channel 6.
“Until recently, there were more downs than ups” in the marriage, says Wolffe. He is the author of “Renegade: The Making of a President.”
The marriage showed trouble in 2000 because of politics. “He has been open about this,” Wolffe says. “That he says there was little romance [in the marriage]. There was lots of tension.”
In 2000, when Obama ran for the U.S. House of Representatives, Barack thought was Michelle was “being cold,” and she thought he was “being selfish,” Wolffe says.
Here’s a National Enquirer cover from April 2008:Read More
Joe emails: Some people study history, you make it. Villaraigosa would have easily won as governor. I mean, if the election of Obama shows us anything it is that the power of myth in politics is all powerful. With Obama, the myth was that by electing a black man, America made up for its sins. Among youth who are brainwashed this was the subconscious and subliminal reason to vote for Obama – the vote actually had meaning.
Villaraigosa is the same thing for California. First off, he would have gotten all the mexican vote and then some. Then, he would have assembled a powerful base among the liberal leadership who would have viewed him as to California’s solutions as Juan Valdez is to the Colombian coffee bean. Just as Obama assembled a shock troop of racial therapeutic types, so too would have villaraigosa. Any Jew with shekels and a conscience would have been drawn to this ex gang banger and general degenerate as a means of redemption for the state’s essential enslavement of a mexican underclass.
Now, mind you, there are plenty in California who view the Mexican invasion as the cause of our problem, but not in the democratic primary. No one would have dared said anything to the effect of the mexicans are bankrupting us or they should be sent back until we have the money to pay for them.
He would have won it going away even over Newsom with all his millions from the Gettys and over Brown’s name recognition. Simply put, the days of the white male in power are ending quickly, and especially in the democratic party.
Then, he would have cleaned up over whatever sacrificial lamb the republicans put up.
But, once you outed the mayor as a guy who likes to bang grade C poon and lie about it, it started a real bad mess for him. First off, he was tarnished and, worse, unrepentant. Newsom had an affair (he banged a married woman), but apologized. Villaraigosa had an affair and made no apologies. Even worse, she was in the media. More worse, he is doing the same thing with Lu Parker. Finally, because Villaraigosa was distracted, his relection was messy. He should have won at least 60% of the vote over the neandertals who ran against him. He barely got 55% and the only paper touting him is the Jewish Journal.Read More
I think the primary reason there’s less excitement about the mayor’s latest fling is that the mayor is no longer regarded as having a significant political future. He’s yesterday’s news.
"Just like you, lad!," emails D. "You’ve been over and done for some time now. Like fair-dinkum yesterday’s paper, you are. At least you have prospects as a chauffeur. You’re a disgrace to the family name, boy! No matter how much you crow like a blasted jackdaw that you’re a "writer," until you move beyond self-publication in the vanity press and on the Internet, you’re NOTHING! At least your brother Paul is a child who makes a father proud. Oriental wife and half-breed kids included. Just be prepared that on some dark night, you’ll awaken to see me bringing down a shovel square into your face. It’ll be the last thing you see before leaving this world, whelp. Now, go drive back to Norwalk. You’re yesterday’s news."
Over the weekend, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was spotted perusing the merchandise in a Larchmont bookstore with a local television reporter who is also a former Miss USA.
Earlier today, NBC Channel 4’s L.A. news website posted a story about the sighting, including a snapshot of the two together inside Chevalier’s bookstore with the mayor casually dressed, wearing shades and having a laugh. The woman, Lu Parker of KTLA Channel 5, is a general assignment news reporter and weekend anchor for the station.
And that made it newsworthy, given that the mayor’s prior relationship with a different TV reporter coincided with the widely publicized breakup of his marriage.Read More
The mayor is a friend of the Jews and appears at synagogues around town. He can talk confidently about the weekly Torah portion. It’s hard to dislike this guy. He has a great smile and a sunny personality.Read More
Jerry Brown was at a fundraiser for Barack Obama in Los Angeles ten days ago.
Brown said Antonio and Gavin would make for formidable challengers (as well as John Garamendi, the Lt. Governor).
Brown looks really old these days. He looks older than John McCain.
Villaraigosa has been visiting his wife Corina at their Mount Washington home. I wonder if another reconciliation is in the works? That would make for a nice story prior to the mayor’s run for governor.
Corina has not yet filed divorce papers on Antonio.
She grew up a good Catholic girl. She’d not be able to marry again in the church.
If he got down on his knees, would she forgive him?
The last time she kicked him out of the house (1994), they were separated for almost two years. She filed for divorce. Then she took him back.
The mayor doesn’t appear to have a girlfriend.
Perhaps he’s trying to be a good role model for his daughter at Marlboro High School, the most exclusive school in California.Read More
Yes, like the Westside White Guy, I’ve posted some girly pictures. There’s a new anchor-babe in town, in fact she was voted the "sexiest newscaster of 2006" in an FHM Magazine reader poll.
Elita Loresca is the new weather anchor for KNBC’s "Today in LA" and the "Midday Report."
Loresca previously worked at Fox affiliate WSVN in Miami, where she was the weather anchor on the top-rated morning and noon newscasts since August 2004. Loresca has covered two of the most devastating hurricane seasons in recent history. Starting on her first day at WSVN, Loresca began forecasting the 2004 hurricane season with Hurricane Frances.
In 2005, Loresca contributed reports for her station from the National Hurricane Center during hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma.
The 30 year old Loresca is a Southern California native and once wrote obituaries for the Orange County Register.
Let’s hope the Mayor stays away from her.
I hate to agree with the poster who disses her for looking "too Mexican," especially if she’s Filipino Hispanic but she does look like someone from a Mexican soap or telenovela, these people make our country look more Third World than Mexico itself. There they are hypocritical, want their women to look more "anglo," even have their hair dyes often. It’s been said that someone like Eva Longoria could only become a star in the U S, in Mexico she’d have been considered "too Mexican looking."
Part of that is the slutty nature of their stars — the pointy bras and low-cut dresses showing huge boobs, combined with the fake hair, so retro, so against everything our American society has evolved toward since the feminist decades. These women openly use a tacky kind of sex appeal to get ahead. Compared to this girl, Mirthala was classy, except for her serial pol dating habits.
But the whole Mayor divorce thing was cloaked in Mexican mores, the "angry Latinas" who expected him to be perfect, because in Mexico men are pigs and single women are sluts taking away nice women’s husbands — I’m sick of all of that. I think the Mayor is trying to get out of the ghetto and be more American so let him. Maybe he’ll choose a "gringo" this time and really confuse the Mexican world.
Months after revelations about the affair damaged the mayor’s political standing and devastated Salinas’ broadcasting career, the two sources said the relationship disintegrated weeks ago.
"They broke up earlier in the fall. They’ve both moved on. And Antonio is focused on his relationships with his kids," said one person who said he learned about the breakup in October.
The other source — who described himself as a longtime friend of Villaraigosa’s — said the relationship ended two or possibly three months ago.
"I think it was a tough summer. I think it was hard on his family. And I think he’s trying hard to get past everything that was that summer," the friend said.
…Despite all the publicity the relationship garnered, Villaraigosa and Salinas were rarely seen in public once the affair was known. Most prominently, they were caught on video in August shopping for shoes together at a mall — images that were broadcast on the celebrity gossip website TMZ.com.
In the video, the mayor greeted the shopper who taped him using his camera phone. Salinas moved out of the way to avoid being seen.
ERS News has learned that Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s girlfriend and suspended Los Angeles Telemundo anchor/reporter Mirthala Salinas will return to work on Monday October 1, 2007. The announcement came today at a meeting at the Spanish language KVEA-TV Channel 52 Burbank, CA newsroom. Salina’s was suspended in August by the station for violating what the station called a "conflict of interest" in having a romantic relationship with the Mayor while also covering and reporting on him.
The twist to this story is, Mirthala will not be working in Burbank, her former location, where she covered and had romantic relationships with many well known LA area hispanic politicians before "hooking up" with the Mayor. Those politicians included California Speaker of the Assembly Fabian Nunez, former LA City Councilman and now State Senator Alex Padilla and others. ERS News extensively reported on the scandal this past summer, as the Mayor’s relationship with Salinas made national headlines. It turns out Salinas won’t be anywhere near Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. She is being sent to work at the Telemundo Inland Empire news bureau with KNBC-TV’s Mary Parks.
Salinas’ new assignment is at least two hours commute from Getty House (the Mayor’s official residence where ERSNews reported Marthala Salinas and the Mayor were spending lots of ‘quality time’ together). As for Inland Empire political and news junkies, they might expect to possibly see the LA Mayor hanging around Riverside for some mall shopping excursions with his girlfriend Salinas, like the one captured by celebrity website TMZ.com in LA last month. ERS doesn’t know the nice malls in Riverside or San Bernardino, but we do know there are a lot of factory outlet malls out there, so maybe the Mayor will be able to save a little money the next time the Mayor is hunting for a new pair of shoes!
According to insiders familiar with the new "general assignment" reporting job, Salinas will not be covering LA politicians anymore, which is what got her into trouble in the first place. Unless of course, they have a reason to make the trek out to the "Inland Empire" as the area is known. As for Riverside and San Bernardino politicians, we here at ERS News want to make sure the politicians out in the "Inland Empire" have been alerted! It looks like Salinas will be stuck covering snow in the mountains, floods in the desert, high winds in the passes, and the occasional meth lab bust! All these stories are the staple for Los Angeles area TV news.