A bad week for ... , January 13, 2013

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 13 January, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 13 January, 2013, 1:57am

Zong Fuli

She's young, attractive and her father is rolling in cash - yet Zong last week revealed that she had never had a boyfriend. "I feel pessimistic about love. … Quite often it is hard for girls like me," she told the mainland edition of Marie Claire magazine. "Please marry me. Does anybody have her contact info?" said one internet wag of Zong, 30, the daughter of beverage tycoon Zong Qinghou .


Zhao Tianhong

The veterinarian-turned-water-expert made an embarrassing U-turn over her comment that she had lost faith in the water quality in Beijing. A week after telling an interviewer from the Southern Weekly that she and her husband had not consumed tap water for two decades, she gave an interview to state media saying her preference for bottled water was a personal choice not based on scientific tests.


Barry Bonds

Being voted baseball's most valuable player of the season seven times should, you would think, guarantee early entry to the Hall of Fame. But the former San Francisco Giants star, who finally became eligible for election to the hall this year, missed out along with Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa. The reasoning was simple: Bonds, like Clemens and Sosa, allegedly used steroids.