Nigella Lawson

Nigella needs special permission while fraudsters can walk right in

Something’s not right here.  Claire Trevett reports

Nigella Lawson needs special permission to visit New Zealand, but the “Wolf of Wall Street” will be eligible for a visa when he comes next month, despite having been jailed for fraud.

Last week it was revealed that British television cook Lawson had to get a special dispensation to visit New Zealand next month because she had been refused entry to the United States after publicly admitting using cocaine and marijuana.

She will be ineligible for a visa to New Zealand for the rest of her life, despite having no convictions.

However, no such dispensation is needed for Jordan Belfort on his visit to speak at investment seminars. A spokesman said Mr Belfort was yet to apply for a visa, but he was eligible because his sentence was less than five years and the conviction was more than 10 years ago. Only those sentenced to more than five years are ineligible for a visa for life.

There is such a legal bias towards drug related charges in the law.  There are people in the US imprisoned for life for marijuana possession.  But ripping off people from their hard earned money?  Meh.   Read more »

The Huddle

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I was on the Huddle again last night with Rachel Smalley as host and Josie Pagani.

Our topics were:

So we’re waiting to hear from Labour on what it really meant about Nigella Lawson being allowed to come here to film a Whittakers ad. I’m not sure what the big deal about this is. So she said she had taken drugs in the past. Not really sure where the problem is with her being allowed here. I mean if we banned every celebrity who’s indulged from being allowed here then we would have no acts on stage or any actors coming to make the big blockbusters. Not sure why Rajen Prasad woke up during a long weekend and thought he’d pick on Nigella. It’s a bit like waking up and kicking the easter bunny himself. It’s also pointing to a wider problem for Labour in being a cohesive unit and working on sensible issues to bring up in public and talk about. It’s also about getting your facts straight!   

Then we’ve got the Jones leadership campaign donations from strange backers. But then when you think about it – they’re not that strange at all if you look at what Shane Jones stands for. It’s just that his ideals don’t match up with the Labour party ideals. Read more »

The Huddle at 1740

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I am on the Huddle again tonight with Rachel Smalley as host and Josie Pagani.

Our topics will be:

So we’re waiting to hear from Labour on what it really meant about Nigella Lawson being allowed to come here to film a Whittakers ad. I’m not sure what the big deal about this is. So she said she had taken drugs in the past. Not really sure where the problem is with her being allowed here. I mean if we banned every celebrity who’s indulged from being allowed here then we would have no acts on stage or any actors coming to make the big blockbusters. Not sure why Rajen Prasad woke up during a long weekend and thought he’d pick on Nigella. It’s a bit like waking up and kicking the easter bunny himself. It’s also pointing to a wider problem for Labour in being a cohesive unit and working on sensible issues to bring up in public and talk about. It’s also about getting your facts straight!    Read more »

Labour’s Nigella Lawson omnishambles dominates social media

Dr Rajen Prasad’s Nigella Lawson brain fart has animated many on Twitter and Facebook

His own Labour colleagues started to scramble for safety

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Media people were astonished…

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Pots ‘n Pans and Pannier Bags wades in trying to run damage control and teach Prasad a lesson in being more precise when making up policy on the hoof Read more »

Labour not happy Nigella Lawson allowed to come to NZ

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It turns out Labour are quite happy doing deals for the likes of Bill Liu,  in spite of his Asian background (hard to find any consistency there, other than cold hard cash), but now they are upset about someone who has admitted some drug use, but has no convictions being allowed into the country.

Labour Party immigration spokesman Rajen Prasad says he would be concerned if British television cook Nigella Lawson was given an exemption to come to New Zealand solely because of her celebrity status, while other people in more need were being rejected.

Oh, hang on.  It’s not that he’s against people with drug histories coming into New Zealand…  he’s unhappy that the rest of the potheads, pill poppers and needle jockeys of the world aren’t allowed the same exemptions?   Read more »

Drug cook gets New Zealand work permit

Travis will be delighted.

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Celebrity cook Nigella Lawson has been given a waiver to work in New Zealand next month, required because she was barred from the United States after admitting cocaine use.

The British star is visiting New Zealand to make a new TV commercial for chocolate maker Whittaker’s — but she wouldn’t have been able to come without the Immigration NZ exemption.

In a statement to the Herald on Sunday, Immigration NZ said Lawson had been granted a work visa under “special direction” laws.

“As Ms Lawson has been excluded from another country, namely the United States, she was ineligible to be granted a visa to enter New Zealand unless given a special direction.

Amusing really.  If you’re declined entry to other countries, you are immediately declined to enter New Zealand unless rules are broken for you.  It makes you wonder how Kim Dotcom got in.   Read more »

What a prick, perhaps he could join National

Charles Saatchi is divorcing Nigella Lawson because she didn’t stick up for him after he gave her the bash in public. Like most cowards who bash their missus he places the blame on her.

What a fuckwit.

British art collector Charles Saatchi has told a British newspaper that he is divorcing his wife, celebrity chef Nigella Lawson, following an incident in which he grabbed her by the neck outside a London restaurant.

Under the headline “I’m divorcing you Nigella”, 70-year-old Saatchi said in a statement to the The Mail on Sunday that he had made a “heartbreaking” decision to separate from his 53-year-old wife because she had not defended him over the row.  Read more »

Saatchi attacked Nigella because of SOCK called Bruno

Finally we get to the bottom of the issue…SOCKs:

Nigella Lawson has taken her two teenage children to view a house in central London in what seems to be further proof her marriage to Charles Saatchi may be over.

She was shown around the mews home – which is available to let for £11,000-a-month and worth £2.5million – by an estate agent on Friday, accompanied by her sister Horatia and children Cosima, 19, and Bruno, 17.

The television chef, 53, had already moved her family out of their £14million home in Chelsea after pictures showing her husband holding her by the throat were published.

Miss Lawson appeared pale and did not smile as the group viewed the property, the Sunday People reported.  Read more »

“A playful tiff” – He’ll be standing for National next

The excuses are flowing thick and fast in support of abuser Charles Saatchi, including his own excuse that it was all just a “playful tiff”.

But the photographer who took the pictures says different.

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The photographer who took pictures of Nigella Lawson being assaulted by her husband says the attack lasted for “27 minutes of madness” but he didn’t intervene because he feared being arrested himself.   Read more »

He’ll be running for National next

Men who bash women, either physically, financially, emotionally or mentally are gutless cowards. Dead beat dads are almost as low as spousal abusers…sometimes they are both.

Images of Charles Saatchi apparently throttling Nigella Lawson challenge our clichéd ideas about domestic violence, says Anna Maxted

Nigella Lawson, handsome, clever, rich, who seems to unite some of the best blessings of existence, isn’t the sort of woman we expect to get hit by her husband. And yet, here we are, gawking at photographs which apparently show Charles Saatchi with his hands around our heroine’s throat, and her obvious, chilling terror.

How fortunate for him that it took place in a posh restaurant, where everyone was too polite to intervene. One can’t help but wonder, if this is the public face, what he might dare do in the privacy of their luxury home.  Read more »