Well, it's taken a while, but we finally have our first bona fide Olympic-related sex scandal. Although it doesn't involve any specific athletes, it's great nonetheless, mainly because it involves Triad gangs and hacking off limbs. Sweet.
Anyway, you may have heard - or probably didn't - that immensely popular singer-actor Edison Chen from Hong Kong took his pink (pink?) MacBook laptop in for repair about a week ago. He had stored nude photos of him and singer Gillian Chung and several other Hong Kong celebrities on it. Naturally the computer technician uploaded them to the internet.
Nothing bad, at least here, but I'd assume some of the hundreds of other pictures are a bit more revealing. Anyway, as a result of these pictures, Gillian Chung has now been banned from singing at the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics. This is a huge blow to China - at least in their minds - because Chung is an incredibly popular singer there.
Naturally, a few people are pissed at Chen for being dumb enough to take his computer in and get Chung banned from singing at the opening ceremony. How pissed? Well, since the pictures leaked out, Chen has been targeted by Triad gangs - who are not known for their kindness - and one underworld figure has even offered $91,000 to anyone who hacks off one of Chen's arms.
Now that's a spicy sex scandal.
By the way, the Chinese, uh, sure take their Olympic opening ceremony seriously. Maybe a little bit too seriously.