July 17, 2010
Paris Hilton has struck again! This time the heiress, 29, was detained at a private airport on the French Island of Corsica after authorities discovered less than a gram of marijuana in her purse.
According to Corse-Matin newspaper, Hilton was travelling on the private jet with “people close to power in Malaysia”, and was due to travel by yacht to the luxury resort of Porto Cervo in Sardinia, Italy.
The incident is the Hilton’s second in the same month with the law. It was only two weeks ago –at the Brazil-Netherlands World Cup quarter-final match in Port Elizabeth – that she was detained for possession of the drug, but released and the case dropped and no charges filed.
Paris Hilton, found it prudent to address the incident, Tweeting early Saturday, “So sick of people making up rumors about me. The latest one about me is completely false too. Don’t believe what you read. Silly nonsense.”
Hilton who is the great-granddaughter of the Hilton hotel chain’s founder, shot to fame in 2003 when her boyfriend leaked a video of their sexual escapades on the Internet.
July 2, 2010
Wesley Sneijder (right) celebrates his winning goal for the Dutch in Port Elizabeth.
The Netherlands came from a goal down to beat 10-man Brazil 2-1 in their World Cup quarterfinal clash in Port Elizabeth on Friday.
An early goal from Robinho had put Brazil in command, but in the second half the Dutch drew level when Wesley Sneijder’s cross was deflected into his own net by Felipe Melo.
Inter Milan’s Sneijder then headed his team ahead in the 68th minute after Arjen Robben’s corner had been cleverly flicked on by Dirk Kuyt.
A miserable afternoon for Melo was completed when he was sent off for stamping on Robben.
The Dutch will play either Uruguay or Ghana in the semifinals, but for Brazil and coach Dunga it is a bitter defeat.
The five-time World Cup champions took charge from the start as Melo found Robinho with a precise pass through a static Dutch defense and he made no mistake as he swept his shot past Maarten Stekelenburg in the 10th minute.
Further chances fell to the Brazilians as Dani Alves set up defender Juan who blazed his volley over.
The best move of the match involving Robinho and Lus Fabiano saw Kaka draw a brilliant save from Stekelenburg, while right back Maicon shot into the side netting on the run as half-time approached.
There seemed no way back for the Dutch, but a 53rd minute aberration from Brazil keeper Julio Cesar turned the tide of the match.
He totally missed Sneijder’s left-footed cross from the right and the unfortunate Melo saw it brush his body before finding its way into the net.
More poor defending allowed Sneijder to give the Dutch the lead and when Melo was deservedly shown red it was the end of the line for the South American champions.
Only a strong run and shot by Kaka which was deflected away offered them much hope and they might have fallen further behind to Dutch counter attacks.
[Post updated via CNN]