From the Oscars back to the slums
"Slumdog Millionaire" child actor Rubina Ali, 9, waves as sheis welcomed back to her home in suburban Mumbai, India, on Feb. 26,2009, after traveling to the Academy Awards in Los Angeles。来源:考试
"Slumdog Millionaire" was the big winner at the Oscars, butfollowing the ceremony, Ali and her fellow child stars returned to slumlife. In April 2009, Ali’s father denied reports that he tried to sellhis daughter, claiming he was set up. In July 2009, Ali’s co-star,Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail, left the slums for a one-bedroom apartment.Filmmakers were reportedly looking for a new home for Ali as well。来源:
Madonna and child
While actress Angelina Jolie’s international adoptions have gone off relatively quietly, that’s not always been the case for Madonna。
In 2006, she adopted young David Banda from Malawi despite alaw that requires adoptive parents to live in the country for one year,which Madonna had not done. Then, in 2009, the singer returned to Malawi to adopt a 3-year-old girl, Chifundo "Mercy" James. That adoption was first approved, then rejected due to the residency rule.The country’s highest court later OK’d the adoption. James Kambewa hascome forward and claimed to be the girl’s father, but later admitted hehas never met her。
要求收养人在国内居住一年,但麦当娜并没有做到。之后,在2009年,麦当娜重返马拉维收养另一个3岁的小孩Chifundo "Mercy"James。过程一波三折。一开始收养是顺利的,后来由于当地居住法遭到拒绝。最后通过该国最高法庭的判决同意收养。收养过程中一个James Kambewa出现并声称是女孩的父亲,但是后来承认他从来没见过女孩。
Rest in peace? Not so easy
Michael Jackson’s siblings and children are pictured at the singer’s memorial service on July 7, 2009.
While the singer’s death on June 25 at age 50 was shocking andunexpected, there were dozens of angles that the tabloids seized onafterwards. From Jackson’s reported money woes to the custody andparentage of his children to various family feuds and, of course, themedications the singer was taking, every angle of his life is beingshaken out and discussed in the media.
Tale of the tape
Christian Bale, star of "Terminator Salvation," blew up at the film’s director of photography, Shane Hurlbut, in July 2008. Baleclaimed that Hurlbut had walked into his line of sight twice and ruinedhis concentration, and betlitted and theatened Hurlbut in a lengthy,disturbing tirade that was caught on audiotape。
The tape was released in February 2009 and Bale eventually apologized, saying he "acted like a punk."来源:考试大