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Madonna and Alex Rodriguez in sex tape scandal? July 21, 2008

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A cameraman has attempted to sell a sex tape allegedly featuring Madonna and Alex Rodriguez.

Madonna, who is married to director Guy Ritchie, was romantically linked to the basketball star earlier this month. However, the singer has repeatedly denied rumours of an affair. According to the Daily Star, Madonna’s legal team is aware of the cameraman’s allegations.

The video, which was reportedly filmed by a hidden camera, apparently features the veteran popstar sleeping with Rodriguez. A source commented: “If footage was obtained in this way it would be an outrageous invasion of privacy. But more than that he would not have had his friend’s consent to install the camera and must have entered the apartment without approval to hide it. That is burglary. He would be prima facie guilty of voyeurism. Instead of making a million he’d be going to jail for a few years. Even if the video existed it would probably be seized by the courts.”

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28th annual Baltimore Summer Antiques Show July 21, 2008

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28th ANNUAL BALTIMORE SUMMER ANTIQUES SHOW ANNOUNCES LECTURE SERIES ALL-STAR LINE-UP > Presentations hosted by industry experts and are free to the public

This Labor Day weekend, August 28-31, 2008, the 28th annual Baltimore Summer Antiques Show will open its doors to over 30,000 attendees looking for unique, one-of-a-kind treasures among over 550 international dealers and a 60-dealer Antiquarian Book Fair.  An educational lecture series enhances the show and will offer attendees and the general public a chance to learn about a wide range of topics relating to antiques featuring an all-star line-up of speakers, all renowned experts in their fields.

“The Baltimore Summer Antiques Show is truly a cultural experience and offers an extraordinary opportunity for guests to view and purchase some of the finest antiques in the world,” says Scott Diament, co-owner and COO of the Palm Beach Show Group. “The lecture series affords a wonderful opportunity for the public and other dealers to learn from industry experts in an informal environment that fosters the understanding and appreciation of antiques.”

A sample of lecture topics include “A Journey of Artistic Splendor: 20th Century Jewelry Design” presented by Gus Davis of Camilla Dietz Bergeron Ltd. in New York and “Collecting Rarities in Silver: Every Treasure Tells a Story” with Spencer Gordon and Mark McHugh of Spencer Marks Ltd. in Massachusetts.

The Baltimore Summer Antiques Show lecture series will take place at scheduled times each day of the show with lectures on a variety of fascinating topics that represent various genres.  A complete schedule including speakers, lecture descriptions and speaker biographies is outlined at > http://www.baltimoresummerantiques.com

Military secrets leaked July 21, 2008

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UK armed forces lose loads of laptops

The British Ministry Of Defence has admitted that it has now lost 659 laptops and 121 memory sticks, some of which contained Top Secret data.

The latest theft, from a hotel in Liverpool, added to the previous total just one day after the embarrassing admission was made when a question about the scale of losses and thefts was tabled in parliament. The latest theft concerns a laptop containing “sensitive information” which has been stolen while an official checked out of the Britannia Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool city centre.

Originally, the MoD had confessed that 347 of its laptops were where they shouldn’t be, but ‘anomalies in the accounting process’ forced a recount and the figure was nearly doubled, that’s quite an anomaly. The figures cover the years between 2004 and 2007.