Subject: The Independent, Monday 15th October 2012:Tracey Emin joins our campaign for same sex marriage by calling on the Church to open up. Tracey is deeply upset by the way in which the text that she submitted to the Independent Newspaper has been edited. Her message, that the law does not need to change but the church's attitude does, has been obscured and the ending of the piece was changed to make her sound naive. "The Independent has changed my voice and my message. I wrote for the Indpendent for four years and they have never edited me in this way before."Tracey Emin, 2012 For full clarfication and an unedited text, please read the following: I was lucky – I was born with a great deal of faith – It wasn’t taught to me, it wasn’t dictated. It is part of me, part of my blood, my soul.I believe in the past, present and future – a meeting place of parallel worlds. I believe in a greater presence that joins all and I truly believe in an afterworld.Not so much an afterlife but another place, another existence – something we become – a particle of light, a drop in the ocean, a blade of grass, maybe a distant star. But in my heart of hearts I cannot believe in a heaven or hell. I do not believe in a judgement day. The only judgement is our conscience that takes us through this world. When I was a child I forced myself to stop masturbating because I was convinced that if I continued God wouldn’t love me any more. I thought I was on the outside. I thought I was one of the unloved. How can the all-encompassing, the be all and everything, the almighty, reject any one?I’m not religious but there is always a time for God, a time for prayer.“Please God I promise I will never do it again” - usually when I’m purging my soul down a lavatory pan after a hard night drinking.Or on a serious note when my father died or when I have been very ill. Or when I have felt very alone and isolated. But at all times, I never felt excluded by a greater presence. No one should be excluded.On this argument I would say that all adults should be allowed to marry in church in the eyes of God – regardless of sex or gender – love should transcend all – the greater union, the promise of devotion to another, to love and honour, for better or worse, in sickness and health.I recently shared this view with a number of my friends, gay and straight. The majority were not keen on the idea of gay marriage in church. Most of my friends who are gay said they had always been outside of Christianity and never accepted. Why would they want to get married in a religious sense? They were more than happy with civil partnership.I said yes but what if you are gay and Christian? Your love is being rejected by the church. But everyone I spoke to was emphatic that church and state should never interfere with each other.There was much conversation on gay priests and lesbian nuns and the total denial of homosexuality within in the Catholic Church.But what about the Church of England? Had Henry VIII thrown in a quick law about same sex marriage at the same time as divorce the world could now be such a different place.But then came the argument of procreation – marriage in the eyes of God is for the purpose of procreation. But then I recently spoke to some friends who have a considerable age gap between them. She is over thirty years older. At the time of their marriage they could never have had children. But they dearly love each other. Is their marriage wrong?The truth is the church marries hundreds and thousands of gay people – every day more and more people are committing themselves to a life long lie.She, jumping at every opportunity for a threesome, as long as it’s with another woman – and He constantly taking the dog for a walk – jumping in and out of bushes – hanging outside of public toilets waiting for the signal.Or maybe they are more than happy to have an open relationship but does this make the church happy?There is no need for gay people to marry in church, no need for the law to change. But there is a great need for the church to change its perception on homosexuality. Being gay does not exclude you from Love, or the greater love of all.The church should be more kind and understanding to young people coming out. Christians should behave Christian.I have never been married, probably never will be married. But sometimes I fantasise. The fantasy either takes me up the aisle in my local Church, Christ Church Spitalfields – or on a really big ego inflated day, St. Paul’s. But either way, if there is no chance for a man and man or woman and woman, I guess there is no chance for woman and cat.I will just have to meet Docket in the next world.TRACEY EMIN 2012
Agent Mazhar Majeed also told journalist Mazhar Mahmood that he knew actor Brad Pitt "very well", tennis legend Roger Federer and was good friends with former England cricketers Mike Gatting, Phil Tufnell, Geoffrey Boycott, ex-Pakistan skipper Imran Khan and former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi among others.
On 10th June 2011 the Daily Mail issued the following correction:
"In City Focus on April 27, we reported that Simon Murray was once involved in an incident involving a stolen ferry which resulted in him being held in a Hong Kong jail.
We accept that no such incident took place and we apologise to Mr Murray for the distress caused."
Daily Mail 27th April 2011
On one occasion, says a close personal friend, Murray got drunk and stole a ferry used to shuttle Jardine executives around Hong Kong harbour. After ramming it into a jetty he was jailed and personally bailed out by current chairman Sir Henry Keswick.
IMG has not had any discussions regarding possible representation of Lewis Hamilton. While the company would be very pleased to have Mr. Hamilton as a client, at this time it would be inaccurate to identify IMG as a contender for the assignment.
Daily Mail - 2 March 2011
Lewis Hamilton is close to announcing the management team who will guide his career over the next few years.
It is now 12 months since Hamilton stunned Formula One by ditching father Anthony as his manager.
Anthony had previously been by Lewis' side every step of the way, from his early days in karting onto becoming F1 world champion in 2008.
The stunning decision effectively left Hamilton rudderless through last season, but after a year under his own steam, he is poised to finally allow a third party to act for him.
IMG, who include Tiger Woods and Roger Federer on their books, along with Simon Fuller who has been long-time manager of the Beckhams, are the two leading contenders.
Asked whether an appointment was imminent, Hamilton said: 'I definitely am closer. Nothing has been signed or fully firmed up, which is why I've not announced anything.
'But I'm really hopeful in the next week or so we have an announcement for you guys, definitely before Australia (the grand prix from March 25-27).'
Admitting there were two companies in the running, Hamilton added: "One is 85%, and the other is still hanging in there.
'It's a big decision to sign with someone for a period of time, but I'm confident with what I'm going to do, and you'll find out very soon
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Rumor has it that I claimed to not want black people wearing my clothes. I was to have made this statement on Oprah. It also led to accusations that have been equally hurtful and absurd such as me not liking Jewish people, Spanish people, Pillipino people and those with brown skin.
In reaction to media reports that appeared alleging that Chelsea players attending Salomon Kalou's birthday party spent £120,000 on drinks, the club and the players totally denied the facts and implications of these reports.
None of the Chelsea players spent these extravagant sums.
Whilst many players attended their team-mate's party, it was in fact hosted and generously paid for by friends of Salomon and even then the sums involved were greatly exaggerated.
Various papers and websites (Aug 2009)
Chelsea players splash out £120,000 to celebrate Kalou birthday
The Chelsea team spent more than £120,000 on champagne and exclusive drinks in a Mayfair nightclub during Salomon Kalou's 24th birthday celebrations.