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Heidi Klum Drunken Dispute with New Boyfriend at NYC Restaurant

Heidi Klum Drunken Dispute with New Boyfriend at NYC Restaurant


Will Heidi say “Auf Weidersehen” to bodyguard boyfriend after alcohol-fueled row in West Village eatery, The Spotted Pig?

Heidi and Bodyguard Bo, Martin Kristen

Heidi Klum's mantra on her hit reality competition show, “Project Runway” may have sad implications on her love life more than ever—first, her shocking and messy separation from seven-year husband, Seal, and now, a heated public quarrel (while under the influence) with her rebound bodyguard boyfriend, Martin Kristen.

On Sunday night, the pair, adjoined by a friend of Klum’s (rumored to be her fellow “Germany’s Next Top Model” judge Thomas Hayo), went for drinks at the West Village eatery, The Spotted Pig. Alcohol intensified unknown feelings and after an hour arguing with her bodyguard-bo in a drunken stupor, Klum stumbled out of the restaurant, failing to hail a taxi.

Eventually, Heidi made her way back into the restaurant and goaded Kristen (who was hired to protect her and her children) to go outside to speak to her. However, after another heated exchange witnessed by a fellow diner, Martin left the restaurant and Heidi returned to the table to dine with her friend.

A friend close to Klum, the newest edition as a judge on “America’s Got Talent,” told the NY Post, “She'd had one drink too many and they had an argument. All couples have disagreements, but most don't get recognized when they have them.''

Just be careful Heidi, if anyone should know, it should be you: One day you’re in and the next day you’re out.


Heidi Klum Shares Throwback Home Video of Her Breastfeeding Daughter Leni in Honor of Mother's Day

The supermodel, 45, posted a series of home videos to her Instagram on Friday, sharing never-before-seen clips of her breastfeeding her daughter Leni when she was just one-day-old.

𠇊nd this is how it all began for me as a Mother ….day 1 with little Leni ❤️,” Klum captioned the video of her breastfeeding Leni, now 15. “I feel soooo blessed with 4 amazing children Leni, Henry, Johan and Lou. THANK YOU 🙏🏻❤️ #mothersday.”

In the footage, Klum rocks pigtails as she joyfully laughs and smiles at her newborn daughter, looking amazed as she holds the baby in her arms.

A second clip shows Klum’s mother rubbing her daughter’s pregnant belly as they speak in German, while in another Klum wears a pink tracksuit and shows off the items in her hospital bag.

In one of the four videos, the former Project Runway host flaunts her baby bump as the camera pans to a big plate of food in front of her.

“HAPPY #mothersday to all the Moms around the World 😘,” Klum captioned the hilarious clip.

Klum is also mom to daughter Lou, 9, and sons Johan, 12, and Henry, 13.

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Klum will celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday with her fiancé Tom Kaulitz for the first time since the couple got engaged.

When Kaulitz proposed to her on Christmas Eve 2018, he made sure to get the blessing from all four of the supermodel’s children.

“They went to Mexico before their engagement, around Thanksgiving, and that’s when he started talking to the kids about his plans in secret and it was so hard for them to not tell anyone. They were so excited and happy for their mom,” a friend of Klum told PEOPLE at the time.

One month later, on Christmas Eve morning, “Tom went to the kids and asked for Heidi’s hand in marriage and they said ‘yes,’ ” the friend shared

“So Tom and the kids together worked on making a breakfast tray for Heidi that had coffee, flowers, and a ring box,” the friend continued. “It was important for Tom to have the kids included in the whole thing, so they all brought the tray up to Heidi’s room and surprised her with breakfast in bed and then he proposed.”

The breakfast-in-bed proposal couldn’t have been any more perfect for the supermodel.

“She loved his thoughtfulness and that he included the kids,” the friend added. “They all surprised her together and she loved how he made the kids feel a part of it.”


Matthew Lillard, Carla Gugino & Patrick Stewart Celebrate Match in NYC

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Katy Perry and Diplo stepping out at the Amazing Spiderman 2 premiere party sponsored by Patron Tequila in NYC.

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Jason Biggs checking out The Mother's Company's "When Miles Got Mad" at Milk and Bookies' event in L.A.

Andrew Garfield snacking on Baked by Melissa cupcakes at a Marquis Vodka and Uber sponsored event benefiting Worldwide Orphans in NYC.

Selita Ebanks singing karaoke with Travie McCoy at a R.A.K.E. Fundraiser at Bounce Sporting Club in NYC.

Melissa and Joe Gorga stopping by SME's Mining Conference at the CUNY graduate center in NYC.

Julie Bowen attending the LA Modernism Show Opening Night event, which benefitted nonprofit P.S. ARTS in L.A.

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Jim Sturgess and Isabel Lucas toasting the Tribeca Film Festival party for Electric Slide at Troy Liquor Bar in NYC.

Supernatural star Jared Padalecki celebrating the renewal of his show with wife Genevieve and a game of ping pong at Kim Crawford Casa Mariposa during the Food & Wine Festival in Austin, TX.

Brody Jenner enjoying a few cocktails with friends at Revere Hotel's Emerald Lounge before hosting a party at Gem restaurant in Boston, MA.

Katie Holmes chatting with friends and snacking on a kale caesar salad at The Ainsworth in NYC.

Heidi Klum sporting Mavi Denim while treating her children to Pinkberry after an afternoon lunch at Toscana in Brentwood, CA.

Joe Manganiello jamming to Guns N' Roses at Revolver's Golden Gods Awards at Club Nokia in L.A.

Virginia Madsen honoring her mother Elaine at a celebration of "Women Empowering Women" held at Jeanie Madsen Gallery in Santa Monica, CA.

Rita Ora snuggling with Scottish DJ boyfriend Calvin Harris at The Box in NYC.

Shaquille O’Neal revealing his Mii character while promoting the upcoming Nintendo June 6th game launch, Tomodachi Life, in L.A.

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Irina Shayk Photographed with Art Dealer Vito Schnabel & a Source Is Explaining Their Connection

Model Irina Shayk and art dealer Vito Schnabel were photographed out together during New York City’s shelter in place order and many assumed they were possibly a hot new couple!

We have the photos right here of the pair out for a walk together in New York City, and now, a source is speaking out about the pair.

Irina has known Vito for years and they’ve always been friends,” a source told E! News. “They used to double date when Vito was with Heidi [Klum] and Irina was with Bradley [Cooper].”

The source continued, “Now, they are both single and quarantined in New York. Vito is a big flirt and Irina is his type. She likes the attention. They are neighbors and are spending a lot of time together. When Irina‘s daughter is with Bradley, she has downtime and she likes the company. It’s easy for right now to see Vito and go over to his place. They’ve been spending all day together and the evenings as well. She likes connecting with someone she is comfortable with.”

Before the global health crisis began, Irina and Bradley were seen out at an event and posed for a photo together!


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Heidi Klum on Donald Trump's 'No Longer a 10' Remark: No Woman Deserves This!

Heidi Klum steps out in New York City in two chic outfits on Wednesday (August 19).

The 42-year-old supermodel has elaborated on her decision to mock Donald Trump‘s statements that she’s “no longer a 10″ in a video.

“To be honest, I have no idea how I got [to be] a part of this election! But since I was, I was just making fun of the whole situation,” Heidi told Us Weekly. “That’s why I did that little video, because I thought it was just fun and would make light of it. I don’t take myself, or the whole thing, too seriously.”

“I don’t think any woman deserves this, but we all do work so very hard and we always try our best, I believe,” Heidi continued. “Any woman that works very hard, takes care of her kids, husband, family, and of herself &ndash I do believe that we all deserve a 10. I do.”

FYI: Heidi is wearing an Elizabeth and James top and skirt for her black outfit.


A Different Side of New York.

A few months back I booked a fabulous trip to commence in April to New York City with my then boyfriend, best friend, and her husband. Upon an unfortunate series of events I find myself with my solo plane ticket and hotel reservation looming ahead. No matter, I have flown to New York solo many times, but I have never had a solo vacation in the City. I usually stay on Long Island with friends. I am actually beyond excited about this. You see, my itinerary was full of touristy stuff I had already done. I was going to basically be a tour guide for my friends and ex who had never seen the majestic city I know and love. Now that all 3 of them are unable to attend I am going to use this trip to my advantage. I have already started looking up Apothecaries and quirky things to do and see. Here is a list of things I will be adding to my itinerary:

Enchantments Occult Store

This little gem is located in the East Village, a part of NYC I haven’t explored as much. It has rows upon rows of books, candles, and all things magick related. It is New York’s oldest occult store and gets praises from people all around the world.

Flower Power Herbs and Roots Shop

This is also located in the East Village, so I will be visiting here the same day. This shop has a ton of loose herbs, pure extracts, salves, incense, pure essential oils, etc. All the things right up the alley of holistic healing. 5th Avenue is always worth a visit, but this time around I think I will be spending more time in the East Village.

Crystal’s Garden

Also located in the East Village! Man, why have I never gone there before?? Has crystals, plants, all the basic hippie things I know and love. I can’t wait to visit all these adorable little gems!

Central Park

Yes I have visited Central Park every time I go to the City, but it is HUGE and I have barely scratched the surface. Strawberry Fields is obviously a must (the John Lennon Memorial). Last time I went there was a hippie there singing Beatles songs and the memorial was covered in flowers. I also have yet to see the Alice in Wonderland Statues. But let’s be honest….I will be wandering around with ziploc bags and glass bottles collecting from the City’s only nature source to add to sachets and witch’s bottles lol!

I am going to have to do some further research on other things to do and see that I haven’t yet. It is my tradition to get dressed up and have a fancy dinner in the City so I am looking forward to romancing myself in the glow of my favorite City’s lights. The beautiful thing about New York though is you can just wander around with head phones on and be in another world entirely. There is always something to do, see, smell, and explore.

Me in NYC in the Spring before brunch


Project Runway's dirty little secret

On last week's episode of Project Runway, Michael Costello dissolved into shrieking sobs when he found out he had narrowly missed the opportunity to show his collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

Judges Michael Kors, Nina Garcia and Heidi Klum instead chose glum Gretchen Jones, whose granola-influenced earth mother collection looked far inferior, as the third designer to vie with Mondo Guerra and Andy South in tonight's season ender of the still-addictive reality series.

It was riveting — and increasingly embarrassing — TV as Costello continued to weep 'n wail that he wouldn't get to realize his dream of showing at fashion week.

But on the day that Project Runway filmed its fashion week finale last month, Costello was front and center — along with Michael D., Casanova, Ivy, Christopher, Valerie, and April — all who had been kicked off weeks before.

Even though tonight's finale makes it look like only the final three contestants showed their collections at fashion week, 10 out of 17 of this season's contestants saw their styles parade down the runway in front of hundreds of spectators, including guest judge Jessica Simpson.

I have attended several Project Runway finales which featured three finalists — with a fourth one thrown in sometimes to confuse us. But as producers got mired in a messy dispute when they moved the show from Bravo to Lifetime, they increasingly got off schedule. Even though most of this season's shows had been filmed before fashion week arrived, the schedule was so out of synch that 10 designers remained at that point on the broadcast.

So all 10 pretended they had a chance at fashion week, even though only three knew they were finalists. It made for an interminably long fashion show that observers thought would never end.

The New York magazine website has photos of all the fashion week Project Runway contestants, including Costello's collection and those of the three finalists. It's fun to look at all of them and pick favorites. (Surprisingly, I liked mean girl "Poison" Ivy Higa's collection a lot.)

Of those still in the running, Guerra's collection is a little too pop-arty and includes too many shorts and odd color combinations, but I predict he'll be the season winner over South's more sophisticated looks and Jones' snoozer styles.


Contents

Briatore was born in Verzuolo near Cuneo, Italy, in the Maritime Alps, to a family of elementary school teachers. After twice failing public (state) school, he attended a private (independent) school, receiving a diploma with the lowest grades in Land Surveying at Fassino di Busca high school. [2] Briatore found early work as a ski instructor and restaurant manager. He opened a restaurant named Tribüla, which was Briatore's nickname. The restaurant was unsuccessful [3] and had to close due to excessive debt. [4]

Then he worked as a door-to-door insurance salesman. In the 1970s, he moved to Cuneo and became an assistant to businessman Attilio Dutto, owner of the Paramatti Vernici paint company. Dutto was killed on 21 March 1979 in a car bomb attack by an unknown perpetrator. [5]

Briatore moved to Milan and worked for Finanziaria Generale Italia at the Italian stock exchange. [6] During this period, he met Luciano Benetton, founder of the Benetton clothing company.

Convictions and fugitive status Edit

He was convicted of multiple counts of fraud in the 1980s, receiving two prison sentences. [2] [7] [8] [9] In 1984, a court in Bergamo found Briatore guilty of various counts of fraud and he was fined and sentenced to 1 year and 6 months in prison. [7] The sentence was subsequently reduced to 1 year by a court of appeal in 1988. [10] In 1986, in Milan, Briatore was sentenced to 3 years for fraud and conspiracy for his role in a team of confidence tricksters who, over a number of years, set up rigged gambling games using fake playing cards. The judges described these as elaborate confidence tricks, in which victims were invited to dinner and then "ensnared" in rigged games that involved a cast of fictional characters and realised enormous profits for their perpetrators. [11] After an appeal in 1987, the sentence was reduced to 1 year and 2 months. [12] To avoid imprisonment, Briatore lived as a fugitive in Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands. [13] He never went to prison and returned to the EU after both convictions were extinguished by amnesty. [14] [15] In 2010, a Turin court ordered Briatore rehabilitated, which by Italian Criminal Code results in the extinction "of any criminal effect of the conviction" [16]

During Briatore's fugitive status, he maintained close relations with Benetton and opened some Benetton stores in the Virgin Islands. When Benetton opened his first five stores in the United States in 1979, he appointed Briatore as director of the group's American operations. Thanks to Benetton's methods of franchising, the chain experienced a brief boom in popularity in the US, where, by 1989, there were 800 Benetton stores. Briatore, having taken a cut of each franchising agreement, became very wealthy. As store owners began to complain of competition from other Benetton stores, the number of stores decreased to 200 and Briatore began to look for a new business. [17] In 1999, the Corriere della Sera wrongfully reported that he had been arrested in Nairobi on suspicion of fraud relating to real estate in Kenya, but further to a libel claim brought by Briatore against the newspaper, this allegation proved to be untrue and Briatore was compensated. [9]

Benetton Formula Edit

Briatore attended his first Formula One race, the Australian Grand Prix, in 1988, having in the past proclaimed his lack of interest in the sport. Luciano Benetton appointed him commercial director of his Formula One team, Benetton Formula Ltd. (formerly Toleman), and when he fired the team management shortly thereafter, Briatore was promoted to managing director and set about turning Benetton into a competitive team.

He hired and quickly fired engineer John Barnard and lured young driver Michael Schumacher from the Jordan team after his first F1 race in 1991. The Times observed that Briatore knew Schumacher could be the best and built a team around him at Benetton [18] Schumacher went on to win at Spa in 1992 and again at Estoril in 1993 before claiming the World Drivers' Championship in 1994 and 1995. The Benetton team won the World Constructors' Championship in 1995.

During the 1994 season, Briatore's Benetton team came under allegations of cheating, resulting in fines and a two-race ban for Schumacher.

Late in 1994, Briatore purchased the ailing Ligier team thereby acquiring its Renault engine supply. He passed operational management of Ligier to Tom Walkinshaw and took on complete management of Benetton. When Schumacher and a number of key technical staffers departed for Ferrari in 1996, the Benetton team slipped to the middle of the grid.

Briatore purchased a share of the Minardi team in 1996, but after failing to sell it to British American Tobacco as he had hoped, he sold out to fellow owners Giancarlo Minardi and Gabriele Rumi. In 1997, Benetton replaced Briatore with David Richards. [6]

From 1998 to 2000, he led the company Supertec, supplying Mecachrome-built Renault engines to Williams and BAR in 1999, Arrows in 2000, and under the brand name "Playlife" for Benetton in both 1999 and 2000. [17]

Renault F1 Edit

In 2000, Renault announced its plans to return to Formula One with the purchase of the Benetton Formula team. Briatore returned as managing director and team principal, replacing Rocco Benetton. The team raced as Benetton-Renault in 2001 before becoming Renault F1 in 2002.

Briatore has a reputation as a talent-scout and probably his greatest 'find' has been Fernando Alonso. Briatore met with the teenage Spaniard in 1999. As his manager, Briatore secured him a race drive with Minardi in 2001 and promoted him to test-driver for Renault in 2002. [17]

In 2003, Briatore fired race-driver Jenson Button and replaced him with Alonso. When he replaced Button the outcry was huge but Briatore stated, "time will tell if I am wrong". [19]

With Alonso, Renault won both the driver's and constructor's championships in 2005 and 2006. However, Alonso turned his back on Briatore to sign for rivals McLaren for 2007. [17]

Briatore also acted as manager for Mark Webber, Jarno Trulli, Nelson Piquet, Jr. and Heikki Kovalainen. Despite winning the 2004 Monaco Grand Prix, Trulli was dropped from Renault by Briatore and replaced by Giancarlo Fisichella. [17]

In April 2006, Renault F1's new president Alain Dassas stated that having a contract with Briatore for 2007 was 'a key factor' in securing the company's commitment to the sport, "and we will do everything to ensure Flavio stays". [20] Briatore was duly confirmed on 6 September 2006 as staying at Renault for the 2007 and 2008 seasons. [21]

Briatore replaced Alonso with Kovalainen for 2007, saying "with Kovalainen, I hope to find the anti-Alonso". [22]

Allegations were made during November 2007 by the FIA against the Renault F1 team regarding information they were found to have in their possession concerning the 2006 and 2007 McLaren F1 cars. These allegations were the subject of an FIA investigation, with an FIA hearing taking place on 6 December 2007. Renault were found guilty of breaching the same regulation as McLaren (see F1 espionage scandal), but were not punished. Despite this guilty verdict, Briatore hit back at McLaren's Ron Dennis, saying "here is a team that acquired an advantage illegally. Just read the regulations: for intellectual property theft the punishment is exclusion. Ron Dennis… was the one who protested us on the mass damper. He is not the immaculate saint he pretends to be on his statements". [23]

In August 2009, Briatore was heavily criticised by Nelson Piquet, Jr., the son of three-time F1 champion Nelson Piquet, after Piquet Jr. was removed from the Renault team. On his personal website, Piquet Jr. called Briatore his "executioner". [24] In an interview with Autosport magazine, Piquet Jr. said that Briatore "is ignorant about Formula 1". [24] Piquet Jr. criticised Briatore for his ego and for his poor sense of race tactics. [24]

Departure Edit

Briatore resigned as team principal of Renault due to a race fixing scandal. The controversy centred on an early crash involving Nelson Piquet, Jr.'s car during the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix of 28 September 2008, when he was still driving for Renault. At the time, Piquet Jr. described the crash as a simple mistake however, shortly after his acrimonious departure from Renault and criticism of Briatore nearly a year later in August 2009, allegations surfaced that he had deliberately crashed to help Renault teammate Fernando Alonso, who went on to win the race. After a Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) investigation, on 4 September 2009 Renault were charged with conspiracy and race fixing, and were due to face the FIA World Motor Sport Council in Paris on 21 September 2009. In return for immunity from punishment, Piquet Jr. had reportedly stated to the FIA that he had been asked to crash by Briatore and Renault chief engineer Pat Symonds. On 11 September, following leaks of Piquet Jr.'s evidence, Renault and Briatore stated they would take legal action against Piquet, Jr. for making false allegations. However, five days later, Renault announced they would not contest the charges and that Briatore and Symonds had left the team. [25] [26] The day after the Renault announcement, Renault confirmed Briatore had resigned from the team, while Briatore himself stated of his departure that "I was just trying to save the team", "It's my duty. That's the reason I've finished." [27] [28] The team issued the following official statement:

The ING Renault F1 Team will not dispute the recent allegations made by the FIA concerning the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix. It also wishes to state that its managing director, Flavio Briatore and its executive director of engineering, Pat Symonds, have left the team. [29]

At the same hearing, the FIA banned Briatore from FIA-sanctioned events indefinitely. The FIA also stated that it would not renew any superlicence granted to Briatore-managed drivers, effectively barring him from managing drivers who participate in any competition that is under the FIA's authority. The FIA stated that it was coming down hard on Briatore because he denied his involvement despite overwhelming evidence and that Renault's actions were serious enough to merit being thrown out of F1. However, since Renault took swift action by forcing Briatore and Symonds to resign once the affair came to light, the FIA effectively placed the team on two years' probation. If Renault committed a comparable offence between 2009 and 2011, it was to be indefinitely banned from F1. [30] British newspaper The Daily Mirror described the ban as the harshest sanction ever imposed on an individual in the history of motorsport. [31]

Briatore later said he was "distraught" at the FIA's action and sued the FIA in French courts to clear his name. [32] On 5 January 2010, the Tribunal de Grande Instance overturned the ban and granted him €15,000 in compensation. [33] The tribunal declared in particular that "the decision of the World Council was presided over by the FIA president, who was well known to be in conflict with Briatore, with Mr Mosley having played a leading role in launching the inquiry and its investigation in violation of the principle of separation of the power of the bodies". [34] The FIA announced that it would appeal the decision issued by the French court, but the two parties reached an out-of-court settlement the following April. [35] [36]

In an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport, Briatore said that he is sure that he will not return to Formula One, despite having his ban overturned. [37]

Stance on the future of F1 Edit

Briatore has always spoken out about his desires to see F1 provide better entertainment. In 1994, he said: "All the team owners are orientated towards the technical side rather than the entertainment side, and this is a big fault. Every meeting that I go to, people are talking about pistons and suspensions. Nobody goes to a race to see that kind of thing… People come to see Schumacher and Senna racing each other." [17]

Twelve years later his feelings were much the same: "The people in charge should be businessmen, as they are in Hollywood, not ex-engineers. Nothing costs more, and delivers less entertainment, than hidden technology. And that’s what engineers love most of all." [38]

In 2007, he even went so far as to suggest that Grands Prix be split into two separate races as in the GP2 series. [39]

On 20 March 2014 he said it was wrong to let the car manufacturers succeed in their push for the all-new regulations, featuring 'greener' engines that use less fuel. "They delegated the writing of rules to engineers who do not care about the fans or entertainment, If Formula One does not change again in the near future, then the audience will be lost. Look at the comments on the internet, in blogs, on Twitter – they did not like the Australian Grand Prix. It was an indecipherable and depressing show. This is unacceptable and now we have chaos" said Briatore. [40]

On 12 June 2014 he said: "I do not like this new Formula One. It's not our Formula 1." "He pointed a finger at cars that "do not make a noise", drivers having to "save fuel" and "fake overtaking". He added: "It is no longer a sport of gladiators, it is a sport of accountants." [41]

Briatore has developed a diverse portfolio of business interests outside Formula 1, many of which revolve around fashion.

He created the Billionaire nightclub [it] brand in 1998 and owns a club in Sardinia in August 2012, he opened another Billionaire club in Marbella under that name along with an haute couture line, Billionaire Italian Couture. In addition to that, he opened Cipriani's restaurant in Mayfair, London, in 2004 and until 2007 owned 48.9% of the pharmaceuticals company Pierrel [it] . He also operates a Tuscan beach club and Lion in the Sun, a holiday resort in Kenya. [17]

Briatore is a beneficiary of Autumn Sailing Ltd, which purchased the super yacht Force Blue from Home Shopping Network investor Roy Speer for £68.2m. [42] She was given a refitted interior designed by Celeste dell'Anna and a blue exterior. The yacht was then chartered by a number of individuals including Briatore, who named it as the most extravagant present he had ever bought himself. [43] In 2010, the yacht was seized by officers investigating a tax fraud over its charter status and VAT on fuel. [44] The Italian Supreme Court ruled that there were no issues with the seizure, though the yacht itself was released [45]

In 2007 Briatore was linked to a takeover of English Championship football club Queens Park Rangers (QPR) from a Monaco-based consortium led by Gianni Paladini. [46] [47] On 1 September 2007 it was officially announced that Briatore (along with Bernie Ecclestone and Lakshmi Mittal) had bought the club. [48] On 7 November 2007, Briatore completed his takeover of QPR together with Ecclestone. He served as the club's chairman. [ citation needed ]

In December 2007, Briatore and Ecclestone were joined as co-owners of QPR by multi-billionaire Lakshmi Mittal, who bought 20% of the club. [49]

Following Briatore's ban from FIA, the Football League requested that FIA provide details of its investigation. The Football League could force Briatore out of QPR under rules that stipulate a club owner must be a "fit and proper person". The Football League also has the power to ban owners who have been banned from another sporting organisation. [50] The Football League board discussed the matter on 8 October 2009 and declared that they would be awaiting a response from Briatore to various questions before commenting further. It was announced that he had stepped down from the post effective 19 February 2010. [ citation needed ]

When interviewed about the QPR experience at an Italian chat show he stated "I will never invest in a Football Club again, it's only ever a good idea if you're very rich and looking for ways to waste your money. In two years you'll be very poor and won't have that problem anymore"

In a 1996 interview with Elle magazine, Briatore said, "When I go to my local and see the men in there, I think: There but for the grace of God go I. I see men locked to their mortgages, their cars, their jobs. These guys are stamped on, they're caged. The local paper, watching soaps on the telly, taking the dog for a walk . it's great for three days, but then I get panicky. I miss life in the fast lane." [51]

In 1998, he became engaged to supermodel Naomi Campbell they were involved in an on-again-off-again relationship until their separation in 2003. Campbell now considers Briatore her "mentor". [52]

In March 2003, Briatore began dating supermodel Heidi Klum. In December she announced her pregnancy. [53] Soon after, the two split and Klum began dating the musician Seal. Klum gave birth to Leni Klum in May 2004 in New York City. [54] According to Klum, Briatore is not involved in Leni's life she has stated emphatically that "Seal is Leni's father". [55] In 2009, Briatore allowed Seal to adopt his daughter and change her name to Leni Samuel (after divorce now Klum). [56]

Briatore married the 'Wonderbra' model Elisabetta Gregoraci on 14 June 2008. The driver of the bridal car was Fernando Alonso. After the ceremony, Alonso drove the newlyweds to the reception at the Castello di Torcrescenza [it] in Rome. [57] Gregoraci gave birth to their son in Nice, France in 2010. [58] [ unreliable source? ]

He is a circled member of Jeffrey Epstein's "black book" of contacts, which has led to some controversy. [59]

On 25 August 2020, Briatore was hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19. [60]


Woman attacked teacher and students in school — then started stripping, cops say

A man is being sought by police after allegedly striking his ex-girlfriend with his car and then running over her 9-year-old son’s foot in Brooklyn Tuesday morning, police said.

The 41-year-old woman told cops that she and her son were walking in front of 496 Williams Ave. around 1 a.m. when she ran into her 48-year-old ex-boyfriend, whom police officials identified as John Santiago.

The woman alleged that the former flame struck her with his silver Honda Accord and then ran over her son’s right foot.

The mom and son were taken to Brookdale Hospital and were expected to survive. The child’s foot was bruised but not broken, cops said.

The Administration for Children’s Services was alerted to the incident, police said.


The Handmaid's Tale fans noticed Ivanka Trump's 'Gilead green' dress

In today's pop culture-informed world, some left-wing voters have compared right-wing politics to the silencing and policing of women and their bodies in Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale and its acclaimed TV adaptation. The Hulu show features handmaids in jewel-toned uniforms, including a deep emerald green, which a PopSugar article described as "like something old and decaying, the green of something once alive, but now left to rot."

On Dec. 3, 2020, Ivanka Trump joined her father and several administration officials in the Oval Office as the president signed the Technology Modernization Centers of Excellence Program Act. As InStyle noted, while the act itself got lost among the headlines swirling around Donald Trump at the time, many noticed Ivanka's "Gilead green" dress.

She had previously worn similar shades on multiple occasions, including in March 2018 (as pictured). The dress she wore in December 2020 was not only the same "decaying" forest green as the Handmaid's Tale costumes, but it also bore the same shape: long and tailored, with a high neck and a secretary-bow tie around the collar. The style is worn on the show most notably by the character Serena Joy, "the anti-feminist first lady of Gilead that happens to be, ahem, complicit in all of the things going on around her."


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