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Thread started 11/26/08 3:31pm

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Manuela is in the Mumbai Hotel that was bombed

Princes' ex wife Manuela, called CNN from her cell and was live on the air.
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Reply #1 posted 11/26/08 4:11pm

Mozorro

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Reply #2 posted 11/26/08 4:34pm

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I got this from Dr Funkenberry's website: www.docfb.com

We got word of this about 6 hours ago but until we knew she was safe, I could not post it.

Manuella Testolini witnessed a terrorist attack in india earlier today and thanks to the people she was with, she was able to escape harm. She contacted friends n family thru email and later was able to call cnn from her cell.

Right now, she is safe but not sound. She and her friends are asking for your prayers right now.

We will have exclusive updates on this horrible situation when we know she is 100 percent out of harms way.

We appreciate the contact that has been made to docFB and will get the word out.-Dr.FB

My prayers are with her at this time. pray
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Reply #3 posted 11/26/08 4:49pm

union119

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Reply #4 posted 11/26/08 4:49pm

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Wow...
that's scary.
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Reply #5 posted 11/26/08 4:52pm

lottielooloo19
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this is really bad...
thinking of victims x
hope westeners can keep safe

http://edition.cnn.com/20...index.html

Carnage in India; hotels under siege
Gunmen have targeted nine locations in south Mumbai, including two luxury hotels. A state spokesman put the death toll at 78. Gunmen are holding hostages at the Taj Mahal and Oberoi hotels, police said. One witness told reporters gunmen had tried to find people with U.S. or British passports.
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Reply #6 posted 11/26/08 4:52pm

babynoz

Wrong forum but I hope and pray for her safety.
Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit...Rest In Paradise.
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Reply #7 posted 11/26/08 5:55pm

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http://www.cnn.com/2008/W...index.html

Gunfire follows witnesses fleeing violence in Mumbai

(CNN) -- Manuela Testolini and her colleagues had just sat down to dinner at the Oberoi hotel restaurant in Mumbai, India, on Wednesday when the sound of gunfire erupted outside.

At first, they didn't know what it was. Then, one of Testolini's colleagues saw a man get shot to death outside the restaurant's front door, and everyone started to run.

"We left everything behind, including purses and phones," Testolini told CNN's Miles O'Brien. "There was a lot of panic."

Testolini said gunfire followed her as she and dozens more fled through the kitchen and down to the ballroom, where they found temporary refuge from the gunfire and grenades raining outside.

Testolini, a Canadian in Mumbai for business, was at the center of a brazen series of coordinated attacks in southern Mumbai that rocked the city overnight Wednesday. Watch Testolini describe running from the gunfire »

Gunmen rampaged through a series of targets in the commercial capital of India, killing indiscriminately and taking hostages at two luxury hotels.

Testolini said she and 200 others waited in the dark ballroom for several hours, listening to the intensifying sounds of gunfire and grenades. Eventually, the hotel staff began evacuating guests 10 at a time, women and children first, to the street.

For a moment, she thought she was safe. But then, the gunfire returned.

"They were pursing us, and we ran, and we could hear them shooting at us," said Testolini, the ex-wife of music icon Prince and founder of In A Perfect World children's foundation.

Testolini and her colleagues eventually found shelter in an undisclosed location, where they are keeping up with the news on their BlackBerrys, waiting for signs that it's safe to move.

"We are far enough away to feel safe but close enough to feel what's going on," said Testolini, who was scheduled to leave Mumbai on Thursday afternoon. "We'll lay low till at least the daylight."

There's no telling where Testolini would be now had she been in her room at the Taj Mahal Hotel, where gunmen are holding hostages on multiple floors.

One witness told local reporters that gunmen stormed the lobby, demanding to know who had U.S. or British passports, and took about 15 people hostage.

Yasmin Wong, a CNN employee who was staying in the Taj, said she hid under her bed for several hours after she was awoken by gunfire.

Wong said she received a phone call from the hotel telling her to turn her light off, put a wet towel by the door and stay in her room until she was told otherwise.

She complied, but then she went to her window and saw smoke and debris.

"I saw a guy outside the window above me who had smashed the window and was hanging out," Wong said. "At that point, authorities told us to run out of the hotel."

Wong said she passed dead bodies in the hotel's halls as she searched for an exit, finally leaving through the pool entrance.

"The main thing I thought was, was it going to end? And it just never ended," Wong said.
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Reply #8 posted 11/26/08 6:09pm

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Wow, scary sheet. Glad she made it out of there OK. She seems like a genuine person too. How cool is that.
Dr. Fonta
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Reply #9 posted 11/26/08 6:11pm

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these islamic radicals need to be eliminated.
There have been so many bombing in India over the last yr.
This is first one to target foreigners
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Reply #10 posted 11/26/08 6:11pm

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First of all, thank God she is safe. What is going on over there is completely insane.

Secondly, who IS this Dr Funkberry or whatever to be informed about this even before CNN? Is Dr Funkberry actually Prince or what???
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Reply #11 posted 11/26/08 6:14pm

bluestar2006

pray
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Reply #12 posted 11/26/08 6:21pm

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asg said:

these islamic radicals need to be eliminated.
There have been so many bombing in India over the last yr.
This is first one to target foreigners

Yea, islamic radicals...
It's got all the markings of a cia controlled black-op
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Reply #13 posted 11/26/08 6:31pm

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Satan at it again! The blood of Jesus cover them all!

Klick
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Reply #14 posted 11/26/08 6:32pm

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Dr. Funkenberry of drfunkenberry.com is whoever you want him or her to be.

Seriously, the doctor is a premiere source for entertainment news and is very well connected. Props for respecting those involved and not posting right away...glad to know there are responsible, respectful bloggers out there.
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Reply #15 posted 11/26/08 6:37pm

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HERE'S A LINK 2 TAKE A LISTEN 2 MANUELA.... LIVE ON CNN.... I KNOW HER PERSONALLY AND I'M HAPPY SHE'S OKAY.. I PRAY THAT SHE WILL GET HOME SAFE.

http://www.cnn.com/video/...ideosearch

LOVE
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Reply #17 posted 11/26/08 7:44pm

alwayslate

wow. eek
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Reply #18 posted 11/26/08 7:46pm

kimrachell

i was watching CNN live when i saw her interview! i couldn't believe it, and right away i thought even though she's prince's ex...he still must be very worried about her! how scary!!!!

and also sad for all the others effected by this violence! confused sad
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Reply #19 posted 11/26/08 8:02pm

SynthiaRose

My god. I'm glad she's OK. I wonder how Prince is doing having heard this news.
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Reply #20 posted 11/26/08 8:06pm

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eek good luck manuela! stay low and run like hell when you get the chance!!!!!
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Reply #21 posted 11/26/08 8:45pm

p4life

god bless them all and keep them safe they're in my prayers
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Reply #22 posted 11/26/08 9:03pm

xtrafab

Eric Bennet must be in a panic! I know how hard it is when something trajic

like that happens while your loved one is away and you cannot be there to

comfort and protect them. Accidents do happen, but it reminds us that we

should always show love and appreciation to those close to our hearts.

Thank God she was able to find a cell phone.

Peace and love
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Reply #23 posted 11/26/08 9:21pm

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listening to her reports all i have to say is SHE IS AMAZING.

and my respect for her just shot through the roof. (no disrespect intended)


-All of Us here
within this loveletter
Special Thanks 2 Paisley Park and The DownLoad Society
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(CNN) -- Manuela Testolini and her colleagues had just sat down to dinner at the Oberoi hotel restaurant in Mumbai, India, on Wednesday when the sound of gunfire erupted outside.
Manuela Testolini was in Mumbai on business when a series of brazen attacks broke out.

Manuela Testolini was in Mumbai on business when a series of brazen attacks broke out.

At first, they didn't know what it was. Then, one of Testolini's colleagues saw a man get shot to death outside the restaurant's front door, and everyone started to run.

"We left everything behind, including purses and phones," said Testolini, the ex-wife of music icon Prince and founder of In A Perfect World children's foundation. "There was a lot of panic."

Testolini said gunfire followed her as she and dozens more fled through the kitchen and down to the ballroom, where they found temporary refuge from the gunfire and grenades raining outside.

Testolini, a Canadian in Mumbai for business, was at the center of a brazen series of coordinated attacks in the southern part of the city overnight Wednesday. Video Watch Testolini describe running from gunfire »

Gunmen rampaged through a series of targets in the commercial capital of India, killing indiscriminately and taking hostages at two luxury hotels.
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Testolini said she and 200 others waited in the dark ballroom for several hours, listening to the intensifying sounds of gunfire and grenades. Eventually, the hotel staff began evacuating guests 10 at a time, women and children first, to the street.

For a moment, she thought she was safe. But then, the gunfire returned.

"They were pursing us, and we ran, and we could hear them shooting at us," Testolini said.

Testolini and her colleagues eventually found shelter in an undisclosed location, where they are keeping up with the news on their BlackBerrys, waiting for signs that it's safe to move.

"We are far enough away to feel safe but close enough to feel what's going on," said Testolini, who was scheduled to leave Mumbai on Thursday afternoon. "We'll lay low till at least the daylight."
International hot lines
Australia: The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has set up a hot line for Australians with concerns for family or friends in Mumbai: 1800 002 214.
U.S.: The State Department has established a Consular Call Center: 888-407-4747.
UK: Foreign Affairs Ministry: 44 (0) 20 7008 0000.

There's no telling where Testolini would be had she been in her room at the Taj Mahal Hotel, where gunmen were holding hostages on multiple floors.

One witness told local reporters that gunmen stormed the lobby, demanding to know who had U.S. or British passports, and took about 15 people hostage.

Yasmin Wong, a CNN employee who was staying in the Taj, said she hid under her bed for several hours after she was awoken by gunfire.

Wong said she received a phone call from the hotel telling her to turn her light off, put a wet towel by the door and stay in her room until she was told otherwise.Video Watch Wong describe the chaos in the hotel »

She complied, but then she went to her window and saw smoke and debris.

"I saw a guy outside the window above me who had smashed the window and was hanging out," Wong said. "At that point, authorities told us to run out of the hotel."
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Wong said she passed dead bodies in the hotel's halls as she searched for an exit, finally leaving through the pool entrance.

"The main thing I thought was, was it going to end? And it just never ended," Wong said.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/W...index.html
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Reply #25 posted 11/26/08 9:32pm

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I didn't know Mani is dating Eric Benet, Halle Berry's ex.

http://www.youtube.com/wa...testolini/

Maybe Prince and Halle should hook up. eek
Get the funk up!
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Reply #26 posted 11/26/08 10:13pm

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Glad to here that she is OK.

But still troubled to read about all the other innocent people who have been losing thier lives over there.
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Reply #27 posted 11/26/08 10:14pm

SynthiaRose

^^^ Yes, I'm so sad right now. Sad for them. These reports are so vivid, it's like I"m there.
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Reply #28 posted 11/26/08 10:44pm

PaisleyRose

Any more news??? Isn't it after 12pm(Nov.27th) in Mumbia now? Has she made it out of there yet?
PaisleyRose was here rose
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Reply #29 posted 11/26/08 11:15pm

tmo1965

eek eek Gee Whiz!
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