Thursday, December 22, 2011

Cameron Douglas Sentenced To 4 1/2 Years In Prison For Drug Possession On Top Of The Five Already Serving


By Tony Franco
Cameron Douglas the troubled 33-year-old member of the famous Hollywood family was sentenced to four-and-a-half more years in prison on Wednesday for drug possession while in prison.  

Born in Santa Barbara, California, the elder son of actor Michael Douglas and only child of Diandra Morrell Douglas (whom he divorced in 2000) and grandson of actor Kirk Douglas, got the sentence on top of the five years he is already serving. 

Cameron, once an aspiring actor, whose public addiction with methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine sent him previously to jail in 1999 and 2007, received the additional jail time, after his father Michael, wife Catherine Zeta-Jones and grandfather Kirk Douglas had sent in letters, requesting leniency, during his original sentencing.

Cameron sent in a letter himself to Judge Richard Berman in New York, in which he wrote were that he felt saturated in his own shame and penitence and that his drug addiction had "robbed him of a life that should of and could have been rife in promise."

According to the New York Post, the judge had expressed that Cameron had "blown the biggest opportunity of his life."
Douglas has been arrested for drug offences at least three times. In 1999 he was found with cocaine in Manhattan and was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance. The charge was dropped after he pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of disorderly conduct.
 In 2007 he was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance after police officers found a syringe with liquid cocaine in a car he was in. 
On July 28, 2009, Douglas was arrested by the Drug Enforcement Administration for possession of 0.5 pounds (0.23 kg) of methamphetamine. Due to the large amount of the drug seized, Douglas was charged with intent to distribute. The charge carries a minimum prison sentence of 10 years and a maximum of life.
On January 27, 2010, Douglas pleaded guilty to both conspiracy to distribute drugs and to heroin possession after his girlfriend had smuggled heroin hidden inside an electric toothbrush and passed it on to him while he was under house arrest.
On April 20, 2010, Douglas was sentenced to five years in prison for possessing heroin and dealing large amounts of methamphetamine and cocaine out of a New York hotel room. His father, Michael, publicly assumed blame for "being a bad father" but said that without prison intervention, Cameron "was going to be dead or somebody was gonna kill him. I think he has a chance to start a new life, and he knows that."
Just 3 months ago, in October 2011 Douglas pleaded guilty to possessing drugs in prison, and yesterday, he was sentenced to an additional 4 and 1/2 years in prison for this guilty charge.
He has appeared in four films: Jackie Chan's Mr. Nice Guy (1997), It Runs in the Family (2003), National Lampoon's Adam & Eve (2005) and Loaded (2008). In It Runs in the Family, he appeared together with his father Michael Douglas, grandfather Kirk Douglas and grandmother Diana Dill.
Another story of how bad drugs can ruin your life...¡Think twice before getting involved!


Monday, December 19, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO DEFENSE WAS A STEEL WALL FOR PITTSBURGH WHO COULD ONLY SCORE A FIELD GOAL IN THEIR LOSS TO THE 49ERS

By Tony Franco





The Forty-Niners winners of 5 Super Bowls, played the Steelers who have 6 Championship Titles and this time, The 49ers top-ranked defense once again, did an excellent job to beat ailing quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-3 in Monday Night Football.

Vernon Davis caught a 1-yard touchdown pass for the 49ers (11-3) one play after setting himself up with a 21-yard reception from Alex SmithFrank Gore scored on a 5-yard run, and David Akers kicked 2 field goals (22 and 38 yards) to overtake Hall of Famer Jerry Rice for San Francisco's single-season scoring record.

The Steelers (10-4) missed an important opportunity to take possession of first place in the AFC North and gain the AFC's No. 1 playoff seed.

A transformer outside the stadium blew out right before the game and the lights were out twice! The first time the game was delayed for about 20 minutes, and the second time, a 10-minute interruption stopped the game during the second quarter.

It was the last home game of the season for the 49ers, but there will be a playoff game for sure in January at Candlestick Park, by then, we hope that things will be taken care to avoid another incident like this that made around 70,000 fans nervous in the dark.


Last time these 2 teams met, Pittsburgh beat San Francisco 37-11. The game tonight was played at Candlestick Park in San Francisco and this time the 49ers were on top 20-3, they are now 11-3, the best start record since 2003.


Roethlisberger ended the game with 330 yards, 3 interceptions, and 25 out of 44 passes completed.

                Alex Smith on the other hand had 118 yards, 1 TD, and 18 out of 31 passes completed.

Olga (left) and Betty (right) beautiful models from Bud Light

El NotiCOTO Magazine captured lovely Betty´s smile tonight.


Monday, December 12, 2011

GLORIA TREVI NOMINATED FOR THREE PREMIO LO NUESTRO



Sold-out tour in Mexico
The artist premieres the highly anticipated video for the hit single “La Noche”

Univision announced the nominees for Premio Lo Nuestro 2012 Latin music awards where Mexican superstar Gloria Trevi, received three nominations in the following categories Pop Album of The Year “Gloria,” Pop Song of The Year “Me Rio De Ti” and Female Artist of The Year.

Gloria’s latest album “Gloria” is one of the best selling albums of the year and her singles “Me Rio de Ti,” “Vestida de Azucar” and “La Noche” have been on Top of the charts in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Mexico and Latin America.  She’s been on tour for the past few months in Mexico selling out all the venues, including three nights at the Auditorio Nacional in Mexico City.

Voting for the award show takes place from December 1 to December 19.   http://musica.univision.com/premio-lo-nuestro/nominados/





Sunday, December 11, 2011

BARCELONA WON THE SPANISH CLASSIC DEFEATING REAL MADRID 3-1

Barcelona won 3-1 the Spanish Soccer Classic defeating Real Madrid who scored first but could not take the victory. Both teams are now tied with 37 points each, but Messi´s team has played one more game than Ronaldo´s Real Madrid. 

Saturday, December 10, 2011

HAMBURG TO HOST 2011 MATCH AGAINST POVERTY



UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Zinédine Zinedine in action during the 2010 Match Against Poverty©Getty Image

UEFA- Some 30 international stars will join Brazilian and French greats Ronaldo and Zinédine Zidane at the ninth UEFA-supported Match Against Poverty in Hamburg on Tuesday, with most of the proceeds going towards addressing the ongoing food crisis in the Horn of Africa.

Ronaldo and Zidane are Goodwill Ambassadors for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and are putting together a team of famous players for a friendly match at the Hamburg Arena against an all-star side from Hamburger SV (kick-off 19.05CET). These top names include Fabio Cannavaro, Luís Figo, Pavel Nedvěd and Didier Drogba, while the likes of Jörg Albertz, Sergej Barbarez and Richard Golz will turn out for the Bundesliga club.

The annual Match Against Poverty seeks to mobilise the public to fight against poverty and promote action on the UN's Millennium Development Goals – eight internationally agreed goals designed to end extreme poverty worldwide by 2015. Ronaldo and Zidane have been the driving force behind the Match Against Poverty since its inception in 2003.

This year, organisers and players have joined the global effort to address the crisis in the Horn of Africa, where more than 13 million people have been left in need by famine, drought, conflict and high food prices. Two thirds of the match proceeds will go towards the UN's attempt to address the ongoing food crisis, while HSV will donate the remaining funds towards diverse community development projects focused on sports, youth, education and protection of the environment, and corporate social responsibility among its sponsors and partners.


UEFA President Michel Platini said: "I am greatly encouraged to see that the ninth edition of the Match Against Poverty takes place in an iconic European stadium – the Hamburg Arena – and will again feature such great football ambassadors as Ronaldo and Zinédine Zidane.

"I am a firm believer that football can play a key role in highlighting problems in society and helping to find solutions. This match, in support of the fight against poverty and promoting action on the eight Millennium Development Goals, is a great example of this and I wish them the best of luck."

Revenue from the eight previous Matches Against Poverty has benefited projects in more than 27 developing countries, including recent recovery efforts in the wake of the 2010 Haiti earthquake and Pakistan floods.


Tickets range from €8 to €20 and are available on
www.hsv.de/ticket.

To donate to the Horn of Africa crisis, visit
  undp.org/hornofafrica.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

ADAMARI LOPEZ AND TONI COSTA VERY MUCH IN LOVE

By Alejandra Rodríguez



Adamari Lopez and Spanish dancer Toni Costa can no longer hide their feelings for one another. They tried to deny that they are dating but, they cannot hide that they are truly very much in love.

In fact, Toni has left everything in his native Spain, and looks like he has settled permanently in Miami to be close to the woman who stole his heart.  



Adamari and Toni met on the hit Spanish-language dance show 'Mira Quien Baila!' and when they danced together a very sensual tango, they couldn't contain the fire within themselves, kissing each other at the end of their performance on the tv show. That reaction was not part of the scrip!

I am personally happy for her, now the ex of the popular Puerto Rican singer and composer Luis Fonsi is happily in love again. She definitely is a woman who deserves the best in life and today, She is on top of the world!

This is the Tango that started their romance! 



Sunday, December 4, 2011

MIGUEL COTTO RETAINS TITLE WITH A GREAT PERFORMANCE WINS BY TKO

By Tony Franco
Last night at the legendary Madison Square Garden, Miguel Cotto from Puerto Rico defeated Antonio Margarito from México to retain his Junior-Middle Weight Title with a TKO at the end of the 9th inning.

Cotto won all the rounds and was ahead by 7 points in all the cards of the 3 judges. Margarito´s right eye was completely closed by the 7th round. His eye was checked between rounds and at the end of the 9th inning, the ring doctor Anthony Curreri advised the referee Steve Smoger  to stop the fight, and even though Margarito pleaded him to continue the fight, Smoger stopped the main event and did not let the 10th round begin to prevent further damage to Margarito´s eye.



Saturday, November 26, 2011

BIENESTAR TO COMMEMORATE WORLD AIDS DAY!


The premier Latino health and wellness organization presents a moving service honoring those who have lost their lives to AIDS
 

LOS ANGELES, CA– On December 1, 2011, Bienestar Human Services (BIENESTAR) will host its annual World AIDS Day celebration, “Unidos En Esperanza” (United in Hope).  The celebration consists of an ecumenical service in which we remember and honor the people who have died from AIDS. 

Since the beginning of the epidemic, an estimated 617,025 people with AIDS have died in the U.S.  This event is also an opportunity to raise awareness of the AIDS pandemic and fight against the stigma and discrimination related to this disease. The 2011 World AIDS day theme is “Getting to Zero: 0 new HIV infections, 0 Stigma, 0 HIV related diseases.”

Hundreds of people attend this event each year which both honors those that have passed as well as focuses on demonstrating support for those currently infected or affected by HIV.  It is also an opportunity to raise awareness on the issue and the need for public support and programming around HIV/AIDS education and prevention.

BIENESTAR has been committed to providing vital health services to southern California’s most underserved populations since its founding. This is a critical endeavor considering the World Health Organization’s assertion that most people living with HIV or at risk for HIV do not have access to prevention, care, and treatment. In the United States more than 17,000 people with AIDS die each year, Additionally, BIENESTAR concentrates its work on Latinos who have been disproportionately affected by HIV: Latino men are infected at a rate that is double that of white men, Latino women are infected at a rate four times that of white women, and in Los Angeles County, Latino gay men and transgender Latinas have the highest positivity rate of HIV infection.



WHAT:
Unidos en Esperanza, United in Hope – an evening program in honor of World AIDS Day
WHO:
Oscar De La O
BIENESTAR President and CEO
Persons living with HIV/AIDS to give personal testimonies
Family members of persons who have died of AIDS
WHERE:         
Church of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels (Placita Olvera)
535 N. Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
WHEN:
World AIDS Day
Thursday, December 1, 2011
6:30 PM 9:30 PM



Friday, November 25, 2011

Our Beauty of The Month Miss NotiCOTO November 2011 is the Talented Artist and Radio Personality Nancy Rey


NANCY REY es Nuestra Belleza del Mes Noviembre 2011 ¡Conócela Un Poco Más!

Por Tony Franco
Nancy Rey is the youngest of a family of musicians and was born in Guadalajara, México. Her family moved to the mexican state of Colima when she was 8 years old, where later on  she attended the University of Colima and at the same time took singing lessons. This beautiful and talented artist  now resides in Bakersfield, CA.

Nuestra belleza de este mes de noviembre es originaria de la “Perla Tapatía”, nacida en Guadalajara Jal. México Nancy Rey es la menor en una familia de músicos y desde muy niña mostró interés por sus inquietudes musicales, siendo apoyada con clases de canto y artes.
Fue  a los 8 años de edad cuando se fue a radicar a Colima junto con toda su familia continuando ahí sus estudios en la Universidad de Colima alternándolos con clases de canto.
Desde los 15 años ya era vocalista de grupos musicales.
She started singing when she was only 15 years old.
Nancy culminó sus estudios Universitarios en Ciencias Químico Biológicas en la Universidad de Colima.
She finished her career in Biological Sciences at the University of Colima. 

Pulsa en la foto de Nancy Rey para escuchar en vivo La Caliente de Bakersfield.
Nuestra hermosa representante le dio voz a diferentes Jingles y fue la voz oficial en la imagen publicitaria de diferentes campañas políticas en diversos estados de la República Mexicana como Tabasco, Colima, Jalisco, Michoacán y Veracruz. Nancy fungiendo también como la voz oficial en radio, televisión y eventos oficiales del Gobierno del Estado de Colima. Estas actividades le dieron la oportunidad para desarrollarse en la política, ocupando el cargo de Directora de Turismo.

Nancy was the official voice of different poltical campaigns and events  representing  the state of Colima and later on became the Tourism Director. 
En el año 2008 recibió una oferta de una compañía disquera de Los Angeles para grabar su primer cd profesionalmente, mismo que llego a colocarse en el gusto del público ocupando un espacio dentro de los primeros 50 lugares a nivel nacional con el tema ” Me gustan feos “ de su propia autoría.

In 2008 she recorded her first CD in Los Angeles and a song written by her titled "Me Gustan Feos" (I liked them ugly) was well accepted by her fans, and was in the first 50 most popular songs country wide. 
Desarrollando un buen papel en los programas más importantes de televisión nacional e internacional como ” Despierta América “  ” Escandalo TV ” ” Primer Impacto ” entre otros, Nancy se dio a conocer aún más aumentando el número y la admiración de sus “fans”.

She became well known when she was invited to Spanish  Television Premier Programs like DESPIERTA AMERICA, ESCÁNDALO TV  and PRIMER IMPACTO along many others. 
Fue en este año precisamente, cuando Jesse Portillo le dio la oportunidad de lograr otra de sus metas ¡y grandes pasiones! desenvolverse como locutora ya que en sus giras promocionales como cantante, recibió varias ofertas para ocupar un espacio al aire ya que demostró siempre, un excelente dominio del micrófono y un  buen desempeño natural en las entrevistas.

In the same year  2008,  she was given en opportunity by Jesse Portillo to accomplish one of her dreams, become a Radio On-Air  Personality!
Esta hermosa jalisciense ha  participado como modelo en diferentes catálogos de ventas y actualmente está por presentar su nuevo CD y calendario el cual estamos seguros, hará la delicia de sus miles de admiradores.

Her new CD will be out soon along with her calendar that her fans are anxiously waiting!.
Tuvimos el placer de entrevistar a esta hermosura de mujer y fue muy difícil concentrarnos en las preguntas ¡ante tanta belleza!
           El NotiCOTO ¿Cuál es tu hobbie o pasatiempo favorito?

Mi hobbie, mi pasatiempo y ¡Mi todo!!! es ¡La música!

El NotiCOTO ¿Qué prefieres de estas actividades…tirarte en una playa a tomar el sol, quedarte en casa y escuchar tu música favorita, o ir a ver una buena película?

Prefiero quedarme en casa yescuchar mi musica favorita.

El NotiCOTO ¿ Si pudieras cambiar 3 cosas en el mundo, ¿Qué cambiarías?

Me gustaria eliminar la corrupcion que existe en la politica que afecta tanto a la gente. Tambien me encantaria poder erradicar las drogras que dañan tanto a nuestros ninos y por ultimo me gustaria encontrar la forma depreservar nuestra naturaleza (plantas,animales,oxigeno limpio, Etc.)

    •  El NotiCOTO ¿ Cuál es tu lugar favorito para vacacionar?  
      (Muy segura en su respuesta nos contesta con una linda sonrisa…)
    • Mi lugar favorito es Mexico porque me siento muy orgullosa de mis raices y mi cultura,además porque asi ¡Puedo ver a mi familia!!!
      El NotiCOTO -¿Qué es lo que más te disgusta?
    • Me disgusta que la gente no respete la diversidad de criterios,tambien la hipocresia y perder el tiempo.
      El NotiCOTO -¿Qué es lo que más te atrae de un hombre?
    •  Un hombre tiene que tener una granpersonalidad, buena platica y pulcritud para llamar mi atencion,el fisico no es importante.
      El NotiCOTO -¿Crées que todavía existen hombres fieles y sinceros?
    • No muchos pero si,,,debe haber
      El NotiCOTO -¿Qué es lo peor que te ha pasado en la vida?
      (Por unos breves instantes desaparece la sonrisa a flor de piel y poniendose un poco seria nos contesta…)
    • Mmmm, las consecuencias por haber confiado ¡En quien no debia!
      El NotiCOTO -¿Cúal es tu mayor sueño?
      (Regresa esa hermosa sonrisa a su bello rostro y exclama…)
    •  Lograr el exito como cantante y la felicidad con la plenitud y tranquilidad con mi familia.         
      El NotiCOTO -¿Qúe música te gusta más?
    • Para bailar cumbia y salsa y para escuchar el pop.
      El NotiCOTO -¿Cúal es tu grupo favorito y tu cantante favorito masculino y femenina?
    • Mi grupo favorito es Mana, mi cantante preferida es Shakira y Juanes es mi cantante predilecto.
      El NotiCOTO - Si te tuvieras que ir a una isla por el resto de tu vida y solo pudieras llevarte 3 cosas ¿qué te llevarías?
      (Pensándolo unos breves instantes nos mira con esos hermosos ojos tapatíos y nos dice…)
    • Un libro de Anthony de Mello, crema para el cuerpo y mi imaginacion y creatividad que van conmigo a donde quiera!!!
      (¡Me encantó esa última parte de su respuesta!) 
      El NotiCOTO -¿Qué crées que se necesita hoy para triunfar?
    • Saber lo que quieres,no desviarte de tus objetivos ¡y poner alma y corazonpara lograrlo!!!
      El NotiCOTO -¿Qué te disgusta más de un hombre?
    • El machismo, el egoismo y la falta de humildad ¡Que no nos dejan ser felices!!
      El NotiCOTO -¿Crees que hay buena comunicación entre los padres y los jóvenes de hoy? Si no es así…¿Cómo podría mejorar?
      (Nancy Rey de nuevo se pone un poco seria y agrega) 
      Creo que falta más comunicacion, los padres deberian recordar su juventud para entender mejor a sus hijos.
      Bueno pues no cabe duda que el tiempo se nos fue ¡Volando! al lado de esta bellísima mujer, quien no solo contestó todas nuestras preguntas pacientemente, con una hermosa sonrisa a flor de piel  y una susceptibilidad humana ¡admirable! 
      Antes de despedirnos y desearle ¡Muchos éxitos en su carrera!, le preguntamos si quería agregar algo más para ustedes amigas y amigos lectores de SU REVISTA EL NotiCOTO, a lo que nos contestó volviendo el brillo a sus ojos y esa linda sonrisa tan natural a su hermoso rostro:
      NANCY REY: Para nuestros lectores, deseo que nunca se queden con ganas de hacer algo, que vivan siempre  la vida respetando a los demás y amando con todas las fuerzas de su corazón y recuerden…CON ACTITUD POSITIVA ¡TODO SE PUEDE LOGRAR!… ¡¡¡BESOS!!!
      Y Colorin, Colorado esta entrevista amigas y amigos lectores lamentablemente se ha acabado, será hasta la próxima cuando entrevistemos a ¡Nuestra Próxima Belleza del Mes de Diciembre!
      ¿Te gustaría ser Miss NotiCOTO Diciembre 2011? Entonces envíanos tus fotos y biografia a nuestrabellezadelmes@elnoticoto.com y ¡Mucha Suerte!