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Karen McDougal Details Lengthy Affair with Donald Trump

Karen McDougal has come out and confessed to having had sex with Donald Trump.

We know: we're as grossed out as you are.

But we're also intrigued.

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In an explosive New Yorker article, the former Playmate of the Year details her months-long affair with the current President, along with the extensive coverup system Trump set up to hide his extramarital affairs back during his real estate days.

The article was written by Ronan Farrow and titled "Donald Trump, a Playboy Model, and a System for Concealing Infidelity."

A section of the article that is getting re-published across the Internet explains how Trump used “clandestine hotel-room meetings, payoffs, and complex legal agreements to keep affairs - sometimes multiple affairs he carried out simultaneously - out of the press.”

Earlier this year, it was (strongly) alleged that Trump agreed to a $130,000 payout to porn star Stormy Daniels in exchange for her silence over a 2006 affair with The Donald.

Since then, Trump's attorney had admitted that he personally made this payment to Daniels.

But he did not provide any details as to why.

Farrow writes that Trump had a very close relationship with National Enquirer publisher American Media, Inc. and its C.E.O. and chairman, David Pecker.

Pecker describes the President as “a personal friend,” Farrow reports, who adds that the company would purchase the exclusive rights to a story about Trump's affairs in order to bury it.

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As for McDougal?

She claims she met Trump in 2006 during a taping of The Apprentice at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles.

McDougal says that Trump “immediately took a liking to me, kept talking to me - telling me how beautiful I was, etc."

Married at the time to Melania - who had just given birth to the couple's child - Trump asked for McDougal's phone number and she says they later met and had dinner in a private bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

Afterwards, they had consensual sex, according to McDougal.

The affair continued for nine months; it concluded in April of 2007.

Donald Trump Addresses the Nation

McDougal says she traveled with Trump to the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship in July of 2006 and was also at the January 2007 launch party in Los Angeles for Trump’s now-defunct liquor brand, Trump Vodka.

The ex-centerfold says she paid for everything and was "reimbursed" in cash over the course of the affair by Trump because he didn't want a paper trail.

At one point, McDougal explains that Trump even gave her a tour of his New York City apartment and pointed to Melania's second bedroom.

In this New Yorker piece, the White House responded to allegations about the affair as follows:

“This is an old story that is just more fake news. The President says he never had a relationship with McDougal.”

You are free to believe that if you so desire.

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If the name Karen McDougal sounds familiar, it's because she also slept with Bruce Willis a decade ago.

She was also the first woman to appear on the cover of Men's Fitness magazine and she starred in The Arena, a direct-to-video movie that maybe some readers watched.

McDougal was named Playmate of the Year in 1998.

Stormy Daniels: I Have Trump DNA on a Dress, Monica Lewinsky Style!!

There are a couple of pieces of big news regarding Stormy Daniels, the porn star who allegedly had an affair with Donald Trump in 2006.

For one thing, Stormy's management has announced that Trump's lawyer has now broken the NDA, freeing Stormy to tell all without fear of repercussion.

Stormy Daniels, Superbowl 2018

For another, Stormy apparently has a gold dress from that affair. A dress that may contain evidence. Monica Lewinsky-style.

Remember how Monica Lewinsky's life was ruined forever?

Stormy Daniels is experiencing a renaissance. She's everywhere. She's celebrated.

Why? Perhaps because, in the era of Trump, things that were once career-ending scandals now barely make headlines because the world has gone mad and every day is an absolute nightmare.

Or because, even if the Stormy scandal can't actually dethrone Trump, the majority of Americans delight in seeing him embarrassed.

Stormy Daniels and Donald Trump

Either way, Stormy Daniels has been enjoying unprecedented popularity in the media. Even though she is apparently forbidden from discussing or even confirming the alleged affair with Donald Trump, the world has read parts of her story.

Apparently, Stormy Daniels -- whose real name is Stephanie Clifford -- was paid $130,000 to sign an NDA about Trump, just months before that fateful, terrible 2016 election.

But years earlier, an unpublished story included Stormy's details of "generic" sex with Donald Trump.

Not something that anyone ever wanted to imagine or endure, but though no one on Earth is surprised to hear of Donald Trump cheating on his wife shortly after their marriage and the birth of his young son, it's another thing to hear confirmation.

Emails exchanged between Stormy and some political advisers (she dabbled in politics back in 2009) contained some ... interesting details.

Stormy Daniels, AVN Awards 2018

One, Trump allegedly had her spank him with a Forbes magazine that had his own face.

Two, Donald Trump reportedly had her watch hours of Shark Week with him during the course of their affair. But he's apparently terrified of sharks.

But all of that was unconfirmed. When Stormy Daniels gets interviewed, she's very entertaining but everyone knows that she can't talk about things.

Now, however, she might be able to finally tell her story.

See, attorney Michael Cohen is the one who paid the alleged hush money to Stormy.

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Recently, he announced -- in what some believe was an outrageously miscalculated attempt to protect Trump -- that he paid Stormy the money himself for his own reasons and that he was never compensated for it by Trump or anyone else.

As in, maybe he just woke up one day and decided to pay Stormy Daniels $130,000?

Stormy's management has now informed Trump's team that they believe that Cohen's statement has broken the NDA, which means that Stormy may now be free to tell all.

How much credibility people give her may be, in part, contingent upon the DNA results on an old, gold dress of hers.

So, once upon a time, Monica Lewinsky kept a blue dress that, even with 1990s technology, showed signs of Bill Clinton's semen.

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The Blast reports that Stormy Daniels' gold dress may contain Trump's DNA.

While we don't envy the forensic technicians who be testing the garment for the orange man's residue, she reportedly plans to have it tested in order to prove that, yes, she really did have an affair with him 12 years ago.

Now, Stormy Daniels is a conservative (yes, there are conservative porn stars) and absolutely no one considers having banged Donald Trump to be grounds for bragging rights.

Why does she want to prove it? Well, interviews and publicity and the money that comes with it.

She's a businesswoman, folks.

No one knows how long the Trump administration is going to last. But for now, it's Stormy's time to shine.

And why shouldn't she?

After what she allegedly put up with back in 2006, doesn't she deserve a little compensation?

Jenna Morasca, Ex-Survivor Winner, Arrested After Biting Police Officer

They say never to bite the hand of the one who feeds you.

But former Survivor champion Jenna Morasca has learned a similar lesson the hard way:

Never bite the hand of a police officer and... that's it. Just never bite the hand of a police officer.

Jenna Morasca

The 37-year-old - who won Survivor: The Amazon in 2003 and who also participated on The Amazing Race Season 19 - was arrested last month for DUI and drug possession.

And the circumstances surrounding her arrest are both disturbing and sort of hilarious.

According to official law enforcement documents, Morasca was found unconscious on January 25 while sitting in a running SUV that was parked at a stop sign in Washington, Pennsylvania.

The female passenger in this vehicle was spotted by cops placing a Ziploc-style bag with syringes in her purse.

From there, officers gave Morasca multiple doses of Narcan, which is an overdose reversal drug that eventually worked:

Jenna woke up and was placed on a stretcher prior to going in an ambulance.

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But Morasca was described on the scene by officers as "combative," with the official report reading as follows:

The female was actively resisting the medics who were assisting her and was also observed trying to bite the medics. I held the female’s head to the stretcher by placing my hand on her forehead.

At this point, Officer Keith Zenkovich says Morasca "did bite Officer Steiner on her right forearm."

The reality star was eventually charged on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs and possession of narcotics paraphernalia.

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Morasca is a Pennsylvania native.

She won the grand prize of $1 million at the conclusion of Survivor Season 6, which took place in the Amazon and which explains her vanity license plate.

According to the Pennsylvania police report, the SUV she was driving possesses said "AMAZON" across the rear end.

Jenna went on to compete on Survivor: All-Stars in 2004, but quit the series to be with her dying mother, who passed away from breast cancer days after she returned home.

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Over the next few years, Morasca would remain a part of the reality television universe.

She competed on Fear Factor and also took part in the Amazing Race again with then-boyfriend and Survivor Season 3 winner Ethan Zohn.

They both also appeared together on the Food Network show Dinner: Impossible and on The Celebrity Apprentice Season 4 prior to splitting up in 2013 following a decade together.

Morasca is yet to comment on this arrest.

Logan Paul Uses Taser on Dead Animals, YouTube Suspends Ads

Just four days ago, Logan Paul returned from hiatus with more followers than he had before his shameful "suicide forest" controversy, in which he filmed and mocked a suicide victim.

A million new followers does not amount to a lesson learned. And Logan Paul just filmed himself doing something else awful and disturbing.

This time, YouTube has taken action by suspending all advertising from his channel.

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Towards the end of Logan Paul's video in which he announced his return to vlogging, he bragged about his increase in followers:

"I know for a fact everything I do from this point on will get criticism, it will get backlash, because I’m a very polarizing dude. You either love me, or you hate me."

He forgot to mention that some people are blissfully unaware of his existence.

"So internet, please, use me, bro. Crucify me, vilify me, and I can promise you one thing, guys. I’m not going anywhere. I’m going to be here for a minute."

That is:

One, not the first time that he's referred to criticism of his unconscionable behavior and compared it to the literal crucifixion of Jesus.

Two, straight out of the monologue of an insufferable anime villain.

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For reasons that we cannot begin to fathom -- because surely, even if he wanted controversy, he should have known to wait a couple of weeks -- Logan Paul filmed himself tasering a dead rat.

He shows himself finding a couple of dead rats on his porch.

(Which is obviously massively suspicious; how many mansions have dead rats show up? We don't see neighborhood cats leaving them as gifts)

He then repeatedly tasered one of the dead bodies. It's always reassuring to see a privileged man taking out his violent impulses on dead animals. That's one of the signs of a healthy mind, right?

So, obviously, it's in poor taste and is massively inappropriate.

The fact that this is right on the heels of his video in Japan's infamous "Suicide Forest" makes things even worse.

Logan Paul is a Loser

After that first dreadful video in Japan, which was culturally insensitive and also just, like, objectively insensitive, Logan Paul faced consequences from YouTube.

They reduced his cut of advertising revenues.

Now, however, YouTube has taken things a step further by cutting off all of Logan Paul's advertising.

Being an obnoxious little s--t on camera while also being super handsome is how Logan Paul made his millions.

Alot of that is merchandising, but he made seven figures in 2017 from advertising revenue alone.

YouTube released a statement explaining why they had taken the drastic step of this suspension:

Logan Paul, Tiny Mustache

"This is not a decision we made lightly."

Of course not. Logan Paul is a huge source of revenue for the streaming platform.

Suspending his ads hurts them, too. Imagine if NBC stopped airing ads on This Is Us?

(But also imagine if Kevin Hartley were an insufferable little fame monster instead of the talented, handsome actor that he is)

"We believe he has exhibited a pattern of behavior in his videos that makes his channel not only unsuitable for advertisers, but also potentially damaging to the broader creator community."

YouTube is right to be concerned about a ripple effect. If YouTube stars get a bad reputation (well, a worse reputation), parents might start limiting access to YouTube rather than taking a close look at who is just giving a makeup tutorial versus who is ruining lives for fun and money.

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Logan Paul was YouTube's darling son, and now he's hurting the brand so much that even his massive number of subscribers aren't worth it.

This suspension is temporary, however, and it looks like YouTube is hoping that he will mellow out.

Unfortunately, when you reward a terrible young man's behavior with fabulous wealth, it doesn't exactly discourage him from being obnoxious.

Is Logan Paul even capable of learning his lesson now? He's not a child, folks.

Or will he return after this suspension ends with some new terrible stunt to feed his martyrdom complex?

Quentin Tarantino: I Did NOT Try to Kill Uma Thurman!

The Kill Bill films tell the story of one woman's epic quest for revenge against a criminal organization presided over by an evil mastermind.

So we suppose it's not surprising that when Uma Thurman decided to take on Harvey Weinstein and his Miramax minions, she likened herself to the vengeful heroine she portrayed.

Quentin Tarantino and Uma Thurman

But the movies are on Thurman's mind these days for reasons that go beyond the obvious parallels between herself and her character.

Last week, the actress became the latest to come forward with allegations of sexual assault against Weinstein.

In a candid interview with Maureen Dowd of The New York Times, Thurman told an all-too-familiar tale of unwanted advances from Weinstein.

She also alleged that her longtime friend and collaborator Quentin Tarantino knowingly put her in mortal danger during the filming of Kill Bill Vol. 2.

According to Thurman, Tarantino coerced her into driving an antique car that had been reconfigured from a manual to an automatic for a scene in the film.

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Thurman reluctantly agreed to do the stunt, crashed the car, and had to be taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

Today, Tarantino is speaking out in response to charges that he knowingly put Thurman's life at risk:

“It was heartbreaking,” the director said in an interview with Deadline.

“Beyond one of the biggest regrets of my career, it is one of the biggest regrets of my life. For a myriad of reasons.” 

He added that the crash “affected me and Uma for the next two to three years. It wasn’t like we didn’t talk. But a trust was broken.”

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Tarantino went on to claim that he intended to corroborate Thurman's version of events in the Times piece, but was never afforded the opportunity:

“Part of my job on the piece was to do an interview with Maureen Dowd, and back up Uma’s claims,” he said.

“And we never hooked up. Me and Dowd never hooked up," Tarantino added, claiming that he “ended up taking the hit and taking the heat.”

“I feel like I’ve been honest here and told the truth, and it feels really good after two days of misrepresentation, to be able to say it out loud."

"Whatever comes of it, I’ve said my piece. I’ve got big shoulders and I can handle it.”

The news comes at a time when Tarantino's reputation has already been badly damaged by recent events.

The director's current project is reportedly inspired by the Manson family and the 1969 murder of Sharon Tate, the wife of filmmaker Roman Polanski.

Controversy surrounding the project has led to the resurfacing of a 2003 interview in which Tarantino defends Polanski against statutory rape allegations.

Logan Paul Returns to YouTube … With More Followers Than Before!

Logan Paul was dragged by the internet after he filmed himself mocking a suicide victim. Since then, he's been penalized by YouTube and has apologized.

He's also taken what he calls a "break" from daily vlogging. Now, however, he's back.

And what's he been doing during this hiatus? Well, for one thing, he almost died.

Like Stacey Dash, Tom Brady, and Tomi Lahren, Logan Paul is a walking, talking reminder that being famous, beautiful, and rich does not in any way mean that you're a good person.

Long before his latest PR disaster, Logan Paul became a source of frustration and misery for his neighbors.

According to complaints from the young millionaire's upscale neighbors, the obnoxious antics that he carried out with friends for the camera had turned the area into a "war zone."

Infamously, Logan Paul did something worse in late December, making a video in which he mocked a suicide victim while filming a dead body in Japan's Aokigahara, better known as "Suicide Forest."

Publicly, Logan Paul apologized multiple times and was defended by adoring fans as well as by some kindhearted celebrities who, quite frankly, should have known better.

YouTube itself waited 11 entire days to respond to the controversy.

Many pointed out that, though Logan's YouTube antics are what bring in his millions, they're also a source of revenue for YouTube itself.

Despite the delay, YouTube ultimately penalized Logan Paul by stripping him from his rank within the community and by no longer actively promoting him.

Can he still rake in a fortune from his videos? Absolutely. But he's getting a smaller cut than he once did.

Announcing a need to "reflect," Logan Paul went on hiatus for a while.

Now, however, he's back.

Logan Paul has returned to YouTube with a 12-minute video, titled "Logan Paul Is Back."

Sporting a worse haircut, he stands beside his pool behind his mansion and speaks eagerly to his fans.

He apologizes for being away for a while, wants to clear things up, and also 

Logan Paul mentions that he is being sued for $4 million dollars -- or, rather, that someone is threatening to sue him for that amount. He says that his lawyer has advised him against sharing these details.

He mentions that he "almost died" while skydiving, as his main parachute failed to deploy. He plans to milk that incident for an entire vlog episode, however.

He "mentions" that he's pledges $1 million to suicide prevention, by which we mean that he says this while also making the text pop up on the screen like the world's worst episode of Clarissa Explains It All.

He also does some pelvic thrusts in the air, mocks the haters who want his channel removed from YouTube, and 

Also, he sure says "dawg" and "yo" an awful lot for a white millionaire who is also an adult and a Republican.

Also, Logan Paul implores his fans to buy his merchandise -- because, you know, with YouTube limiting his income, he's in such dire straits?

Logan Paul raked in $12.5 million in 2017. Of that, only $3.25 million came from YouTube ads.

He makes tens of thousands per sponsored Instagram post, and he makes six figures per Facebook post. Cry us a freakin' river.

The worst thing about all of this is that Logan Paul currently has more followers than he did before the controversial suicide video.

When famous people don't face any real consequences -- when their fans stick by them and when people rush to their defense -- they don't learn from their mistakes.

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Hero Dad Attempts to Kick Larry Nassar’s Ass In Court

It's hard to imagine a scandal more revolting than the one surrounding disgraced former physician Larry Nassar.

As a doctor for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University, Nassar sexually abused hundreds of young women who were entrusted to his care as patients.

There's no measuring the pain and trauma that Nassar inflicted upon his victims and their families, and it's a case in which no punishment will seem sufficient for the young women who endured his attacks.

Even so, the judge in this case did the best she could, sentencing Nassar to 175 years behind bars and forcing him to listen as a seemingly endless parade of victims shared their horrific stories with the world. 

Not surprisingly, many still feel that justice has not been served, including one self-proclaimed "distraught dad" who decided to take matters into his own hands this morning.

Randall Margraves is the father of three girls who were victimized by Nassar.

After two of his daughters spoke at Nassar's sentencing hearing today, Margraves requested a favor from the judge:

"I would ask you, as part of the sentencing, to grant me five minutes in a locked room with this demon," he asked.

"Would you give me one minute?"

When the judge informed him that "that's not how our legal system works," Margraves sprinted toward Nassar, but was detained before he was able to get his hands on the world's most nauseating cretin.

"I want that son of a bitch!" Margraves yelled, as bailiffs attempted to subdue him.

When he was chastised for his behavior by an assistant attorney general, Margraves responded, "You haven't lived through it, lady."

Check out video of the incident below:

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Robert Wagner Named Person of Interest in Natalie Wood Investigation

Back in 1981, actress Natalie Wood drowned off the coast of Catalina Island.

The beloved star of such film classics as West Side Story, Miracle on 34th Street and Rebel Without a Cause was just 43 years old.

Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner

In the decades since Wood's death, the suspicion that she was murdered by husband Robert Wagner has persisted - and with good reason.

In 2014, Wagner was questioned by police in connection with his wife's death.

In 2016, it was widely rumored that the actor would be taken into police custody, but the arrest was never made.

Speculation about Wagner's possible motives has varied widely over the years, but the most popular theory these days seems to be this:

Wood walked in on her husband in bed with friend Christopher Walken while the three actors were on an overnight yachting expedition.

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Wagner chased Wood on deck, the story goes, and she either slipped, hit her head, and fell in the water, or he struck her and dumped her unconscious body overboard, where she drowned.

It may sound outlandish, but it's not just tabloids and social media gossip hounds who are still interested in the details of that fateful night.

In 2011, the investigation was re-opened, and Wood's cause of death was officially changed from “accidental drowning” to “drowning and other undetermined factors.”

On Saturday night, a new 48 Hours special entitled "Natalie Wood: Death in Dark Water" will debut on CBS.

The episode features conversations with some of the authorities who have been investigating Woods' passing for six years now - and they say they're ready to interrogate Wagner:

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"As we've investigated the case over the last six years, I think he's (Wagner) more of a person of interest now," says John Corina, of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

"I mean, we know now that he was the last person to be with Natalie before she disappeared."

Public suspicion of Wagner and Walken began shortly after Wood's death when it was revealed that they claimed she unexpectedly set out by herself in a dinghy in the middle of the night.

When family and friends revealed that Wood had a crippling fear of water and drowning, the actors changed their stories.

"I haven't seen him (Wagner) tell the details that match all the other witnesses in this case," Corina says.

"I think he's constantly changed his story a little bit. And his version of events just don't add up." 

The special also features an interview with Detective Ralph Hernandez, who recently evaluated Wood's autopsy report and confirmed that the actress had fresh bruises on her body at the time of her death.

"She looked like a victim of an assault," Hernandez says.

Producers of 48 Hours say Wagner declined their request to comment on the story.

Kate Upton Accuses Guess Co-Founder Paul Marciano of Sexual Misconduct

Kate Upton has accused the man behind fashion brand Guess of treating women in an inappropriate manner.

On Wednesday morning, the world famous model took to Twitter in order to accuse chief creative officer and former co-CEO Paul Marciano of sexual harassment.

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Marciano has been a major influence at Guess for years and remains a prominent player in its everyday operations.

Much to the chagrin of Upton, as she writes below:

"It’s disappointing that such an iconic women’s brand @GUESS is still empowering Paul Marciano as their creative director."

The newlywed ended the tweet with a potentially telling hashtag, implying that she was a victim of Marciano's unacceptable behavior by Tweeting:

#metoo.

This hashtag, of course, is commonly used these days by women who have been the victims of sexual harassment or misconduct.

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While it's often employed by females in the entertainment industry (after acres Alyssa Milano made it popular once again several months ago), many women around social media in general have also joined the movement.

The impressive viral movement aims to shed light on years and years of abuse, intimidation, harassment and assault that have been covered up by both Hollywood and the media.

Back to Upton, however:

Minutes after sending her initial message, Upton shared the same Tweet on Instagram, along with the caption:

“He shouldn’t be allowed to use his power in the industry to sexually and emotionally harass women #metoo."

Justin Verlander, the Houston Astros starting pitcher who Upton married in November, also shared his wife's allegation on Twitter.

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Upton is arguably the most famous supermodel in the world.

She became a celebrity spokesmodel for Guess in 2011, following in the footsteps of such major names as the following:

Claudia Schiffer and Cindy Crawford. Most recent faces of Guess include Gigi Hadid, Hailey Baldwin, Camila Cabello and Jennifer Lopez.

Marciano, meanwhile, co-founded the fashion company in 1981 and has served as its executive chairman and chief creative officer since August 2015.

He stepped down that year from his position as the brand's chief executive officer, but, if anything, has been more involved in a daily basis ever since making this transition.

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Guess has yet to respond to Upton's claims.

And Upton has not provided any further detail regarding what Marciano has done to merit said claims.

We'll update this story as more news when/if it breaks.

UPDATE: Marciano says Upton may just be bitter that she is no longer employed by Guess and adds:

"If she has a claim, there's one place to tell the truth and that’s in court or to the police."

Fred Goldman to O.J. Simpson: You Owe Me $70 Million, Jerk!

It's been three months since O.J. Simpson was released from prison, and we have to say - so far, things are going pretty smoothly.

O.J. hasn't some forward as Khloe Kardashian's father, but he also hasn't murdered anyone, so we consider it a net positive.

O. J. Simpson

The Juice is one of like three things you're still allowed to joke about in 2018, so we like to poke fun at him whenever we get the chance.

But it's important to bear in mind that there's nothing remotely funny about Simpson's (alleged) crimes.

Though he was acquitted of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman in his criminal trial, the former NFL running back was found liable in a 1997 civil case and ordered to pay $33.5 million to Goldman's family.

As he has yet to fork over a dime in the 21 years since, that amount has more than doubled due to penalties and interest and O.J. is now indebted to the Goldmans in the amount of roughly $70 million.

Quite understandably, Ronald's father, Fred Goldman, is tired of waiting, and this week, he filed a motion to force Simpson to pay what he owes.

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Goldman is asking a judge to order O.J. to turn over revenue that he "has and could make from any autograph or memorabilia signing, promotion, or other commercial enterprises."

Since that revenue accounts for 100 percent of O.J.'s earnings these days, he obviously has a good deal riding on the outcome of this case.

It might seem like an open-and-shut scenario, as Simpson's debt is more than two decades old, but it seems the Goldmans have already hit a snag:

“The judge said if you want to do that, you are going to have to identify who is paying Mr. Simpson,” Goldman's attorney David J.Cook explained in an interview with Radar Online.

"It’s a temporary pause in our tempo, but it won’t stop us. We can call it a low-level speed bump.”

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O.J.'s attorney, Ronald P. Slates, claims his client has done everything in his power to make good on his debt to the Goldmans.

He says that Simpson offered the Goldmans $5 million and 25 percent of all future earnings at the 

In response to Slates' plea for clemency, Cook reminds us that there is no mercy for the Goldmans, who live with the loss of their son every day:

"They live with the loss … and anyone who sees their children die before they do, the loss of a child can be very consuming," he told Radar.

"Fred rejects, as many people do, what’s called ‘closure.’ Closure for anybody who has lost a child is an obscene word.”

We'll have further updates on this story as more information becomes available.

Mark Salling: Cause of Death Revealed

Earlier this week, the world was shocked by the death of Mark Salling, the 35-year-old actor best known for his work on the hit Fox series Glee.

Back in October, Salling pled guilty to possession of child pornography, and he was expected to serve 4-7 years behind bars.

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Salling attempted suicide shortly after accepting the plea deal, so many who knew him best were not surprised to learn that he appeared to have taken his own life.

At first, details of the actor's final hours were scarce.

On Wednesday, police ruled Salling's death a suicide and revealed the method by which the disgraced star took his own life.

“He was discovered hanging from a tree in the Los Angeles River,” LA County Medical Examiner Public Information Officer Ed Winter stated.

 “We have notified the next of kin and he has been identified. We will perform an autopsy on the body within the next few days. At this point, I am not able to say when the results will be presented.”

Mark Salling on Way to Court

Due to the fact that Salling had been found near a river, an erroneous report that he drowned himself and washed up on shore made its way across social media.

We now know definitively that that was not the case.

Before yesterday, the only official statement to the press regarding Salling's death was issued by his attorney, Michael J. Proctor:

“I can confirm that Mark Salling passed away early this morning. Mark was a gentle and loving person, a person of great creativity, who was doing his best to atone for some serious mistakes and errors of judgment,” the statement read.

“He is survived by his mother and father, and his brother. The Salling family appreciates the support they have been receiving and asks for their privacy to be respected.”

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According to police, more than 50,000 explicit images and videos of pre-pubescent children were found in Salling's home.

The actor rose to fame playing Noah "Puck" Puckerman on Glee, but like so many of his co-stars from the popular musical comedy series, his career stalled in the years since the show came to an end.

For obvious reasons, the response to the death has been mixed, with many arguing that our sympathy should be reserved only for Salling's victims, not for Salling himself.

Wherever you stand on the issue, we're sure you'll agree that Salling's long-suffering family deserves our compassion during this difficult time.

Our thoughts go out to his parents and brother.

Scott Baio Lashes Out at Nicole Eggert, Sexual Abuse Allegations

Scott Baio made his voice heard on Good Morning America today.

Loudly and defiantly.

Faced with allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior by former Charles in Charge co-star Nicole Eggert, Baio sat across from Amy Robach on Wednesday and strongly defended actions.

Scott Baio on GMA

(Eggert said last week on social media that Baio molested her back when she was 14 years old and he was 26.)

“The story seems to change quite a bit and I can’t keep up with it quite honestly,” Baio  Robach on GMA, expounding as follows:

“I don’t know if you’ve ever been on a sitcom set but on any given day... there are teachers, parents, family, crew, producers, my dad.

"So how any of this could have happened is absolutely impossible and I don’t know how anybody can believe what she’s saying when her first allegation of having sex when [she] was 17 proved to be 100 percent false.

"And her story keeps changing. She makes up new things."

Baio quickly replied to Eggert's allegation by admitting the co-stars had sex, but he said Eggert came on to him and he said the intercourse took place when she was 18 years old.

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Were there any sexual encounters when Eggert was underage?

"Absolutely nothing," Baio said today, adding:

"And I find it interesting that the moment that her first allegation that we had sex when she was 17 - which is not true - as soon as that was proven to be 100 percent false she comes up with a new story where something happened once a week for years."

Indeed, Eggert has said Baio molested her from the age of 14 through the age of 16, approximately.

She told Megyn Kelly this week that Baio "penetrated" her with his finger inside his garage, just before her 15th birthday.

"And that is when the sexual touching and abuse started, after that," the actress told Kelly.

"I was very young. And it was shocking, a little. I had never experienced anything like that before, either."

Nicole Eggert

She claims Baio warned her not to tell anyone because he would go to jail and the show on which they both starred would be canceled.

But the actor denies every part of this allegation.

He says that he and Eggert only had sex once and that she was 18 at the time.

"Nicole and I were friends after our only sexual encounter," he told GMA, continuing:

"She aggressively sought me out because she wanted me to be her first so she would be good for her boyfriend. Those are her words."

Scott Baio in Glasses

Despite the claims and the obvious bad blood that exists now, Baio says that his time on Charles in Charge “was great” and that Eggert was a “talented girl.”

“We had a great time on the set. Everybody liked each other. Everybody got along.

Is he concerned that Eggert might go to the police with her allegations?

“No,” he replied. “Why would I have a concern over something that I didn’t do?”

Mark Salling: Details Of His Final Days Revealed

Yesterday, the entertainment world was shocked by news that Mark Salling had been found dead at the age of 35.

No official cause of death has been released, but it's widely believed that the former Glee star took his own life.

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The response to news of Salling's death has been mixed, as the actor's sexual misconduct left thousands of victims in its wake.

Back in December of 2017, Salling pled guilty to possession of child pornography.

Prosecutors claimed he had amassed more than 50,000 explicit images and videos of pre-pubescent children.

Salling was awaiting sentencing at the time of his death.

He was expected to serve 4-7 years in prison.

For obvious reasons, many believe that Salling doesn't deserve to be remembered fondly.

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Those who knew him best, however, say that despite the horrific crimes that marred Salling's final years, they'll mourn the loss of a beloved and gifted young man who was destroyed by his demons.

Little is known about Salling's final days, as the actor maintained a reclusive lifestyle after news of the criminal investigation into his activities went public.

However, a small circle of confidants were privy to his inner world right up until the end, and two of them have spoken with People magazine:

“He was close with his family, but as far as friends go — he maybe had those acquaintances he communicated with every once in a while, but he pretty much isolated himself,” said one source

“He didn’t really have a relationship with too many people."

The insider says that while the world will remember Salling as a depraved predator, a small inner circle will recall a charming entertainer with a gift for making others smile:

Mark Salling on the Red Carpet

“The Mark I knew was charismatic, he was funny, he was musically talented — he was a really cool person,” the friend says.

“This other dark side of him was completely shocking to everyone close to him,” says the source. “Close people who didn’t talk to him are still sad about it.

"They loved him because of the person he was before all of this happened. There’s a level of sadness with everyone, but the sadness is from afar.”

Another insider reiterates that Salling was well-liked by his family and small network of friends, but admits that the actor was tortured by his professional failures:

“His career was off the boil, though; he was kind of the quarterback that peaked in high school, still dining out on Glee,” the second source says.

Mark Salling on Way to Court

“Eventually, though, he started to focus on his music, which seemed like a good thing. That’s where he should have been focused to start with.

"But then the child porn thing came out, and people were so shocked. … It quickly started to become clear it was real, and then the few people still around him iced him out.”

The source adds that the revelations about Salling's dark side were all the more shocking due to his reputation as a smooth-talking ladies man:

“He always had girls around him," the insider says.

“Mark was fun, he had the charisma — sure, some was because he was on a show, but he also had that X factor you know?” 

Our thoughts go out to Salling's friends, family, and his victims during this painful time.

Christopher Dionne, Former HGTV Star, Arrested for Child Molestation

Christopher Dionne, the former star of a pilot that once aired on HGTV, was arrested on Monday in Connecticut and charged with the sexual assault of a 10-year old.

According to various outlets, the 36-year old turned himself into authorities after an active arrest warrant had been issued in his name.

Christopher Dionne

Dionne was charged with fourth-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a child; he was then released on $100,000 bond.

The ex-reality star was once at the center of HGTV's Family Flip and is due back in court on February 14.

This is what we know at the moment, based on an arrest warrant application obtained and made public by People Magazine:

The alleged young victim told a social worker that Dionne touched her inappropriately while she was at a birthday party/sleepover hosted at Dionne's residence in November.

This unnamed individual alleges Dionne woke her up around 1:30 a.m. and put his hand against her rear end, hiking up her pajamas to do so, as she lay on her stomach.

She claimed he proceeded to reach his hand under her bra and felt up her chest, even snapping a picture of her on his phone as she held her shirt up.

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The accuser is a close friend of Dionne's 10-year old daughter and says there were two incidents of this nature, several hours apart.

The aforementioned daughter and Dionne's 14-year old son were allegedly in the room when this happened.

People goes on to write that Dionne reportedly asked if the 10-year-old wanted to see his penis, asking her:

“Are you a big girl or a little girl?” and telling her: “If you tell your mom, I’ll go to jail and (my daughter) won’t have a daddy.”

She claimed she refused his advances and he eventually went back to his bedroom.

This same girl says Dionne asked her weeks earlier if she wanted to kiss his genitals.

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On November 27, after the second encounter allegedly took place, the girl's mother contacted local police.

Three days later, cops visited Dionne's home while he was off in California, filming a home remodeling series for A&E titled House Rescue.

Regarding the evening of the alleged molestation (November 25), Dionne’s wife told police that her husband had gone out with friends and was back in their bed by the time she woke up, around 5 or 6 a.m.

In Dionne's initial statement to police, Dionne confessed to having an interaction with the girl during the sleepover.

He claims she placed her arm around his waist and rubbed his stomach; in turn, he told her this was "inappropriate" and only "big girl stuff."

She then turned over and began to cry, Dionne alleges.

He says he rubbed her back and told her to go back to sleep before returning to his bedroom.

Dionne’s HGTV show, Family Flip, ran for just one episode back in 2015.

Said HGTV in a statement to People:

“The person you reference in your inquiry appeared in a pilot that premiered on our network more than 2-1/2 years ago.

"The pilot was not picked up for series and is no longer on our air.”

A&E, meanwhile, said in a statement of its own that they’ve suspended production on House Rescue in light of these allegations

Nicole Eggert Accuses Scott Baio of Sexual Assault

Nicole Eggert has leveled a serious allegation against Scott Baio.

The former Baywatch actress, who appeared for years opposite Baio on the sitcom Charles in Charles, wrote on Twitter yesterday that the actor molested her back when she was a teenager,

Nicole Eggert

Commenting on a Tweet that referred to Baio as a staunch Donald Trump supporter, Eggert penned the following on Saturday afternoon:

"Ask [Scott Baio] what happened in his garage at his house when I was a minor. Creep.”

It obviously doesn't lend credence to her accusation necessarily, but she had recently linked to Halsey's viral speech at the Women's March from last weekend and also Tweeted:

"Always stand in ur truth it gives u strength."

In a series of Tweets, she went on to detail how Baio digitally penetrated her, starting at the age of 14.

In a subsequent response to Twitter followers, Eggert said she was a “molested child” who “covered up” the alleged abuse for years, writing that she was “14, 15, 16 and 17” when these incidents occurred.

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How did Baio fight back?

Initially by referring to Eggert's claims as "100% lies" and then by sharing a 16-minute video on Facebook.

“I remember her calling me and asking me to come over and coming in my house one time, and seducing me,” Baio says into the camera at one point in this video, adding:

“[For] any normal heterosexual, red-blooded American guy, the outcome would have been the same."

Baio says this intercourse was consensual and that Eggert was of legal age at the time.

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He also played an audio recording of an interview Eggert gave to TheDirty.com, in which she described losing her virginity to Baio “way after” "Charles in Charge" was done.

“It was years later,” Eggert can be heard saying.

Eggert previous accused Baio of sexually abusing her as a minor in 2012.

“I kept my mouth shut, because usually when false claims in the past have been made about me they just go away,” Baio said late Saturday.

"But for some reason she will not let this one go away."

He proceeds to basically challenge Eggert to "go to the police" if she really has a case, as opposed to airing dirty (in his mind, bitter) laundry on social media.

Scott Baio in Glasses

Baio, who has made headlines of late for his support of President Trump, said the Eggert’s accusations undermine real victims with “legitimate claims.”

In his view:

“The problem with almost all he said-she said cases is they’re he said-she said. Now, go prove it or disprove it,” he says toward the end of his reply.

"The real problem with this is people with legitimate claims aren’t taken seriously - and that’s too bad.”

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Nicole Eggert and Scott Baio on Charles in Charge.

Eggert and Baio costarred on the aforementioned sitcom from 1984 to 1990.

On the series, Baio portrayed college student Charles, who looked after a group of children including Eggert’s character, Jamie.

We'll update this story as more news breaks.

Nicole Eggert Accuses Scott Baio of Sexual Assault

Nicole Eggert has leveled a serious allegation against Scott Baio.

The former Baywatch actress, who appeared for years opposite Baio on the sitcom Charles in Charles, wrote on Twitter yesterday that the actor molested her back when she was a teenager,

Nicole Eggert

Commenting on a Tweet that referred to Baio as a staunch Donald Trump supporter, Eggert penned the following on Saturday afternoon:

"Ask [Scott Baio] what happened in his garage at his house when I was a minor. Creep.”

It obviously doesn't lend credence to her accusation necessarily, but she had recently linked to Halsey's viral speech at the Women's March from last weekend and also Tweeted:

"Always stand in ur truth it gives u strength."

In a series of Tweets, she went on to detail how Baio digitally penetrated her, starting at the age of 14.

In a subsequent response to Twitter followers, Eggert said she was a “molested child” who “covered up” the alleged abuse for years, writing that she was “14, 15, 16 and 17” when these incidents occurred.

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How did Baio fight back?

Initially by referring to Eggert's claims as "100% lies" and then by sharing a 16-minute video on Facebook.

“I remember her calling me and asking me to come over and coming in my house one time, and seducing me,” Baio says into the camera at one point in this video, adding:

“[For] any normal heterosexual, red-blooded American guy, the outcome would have been the same."

Baio says this intercourse was consensual and that Eggert was of legal age at the time.

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He also played an audio recording of an interview Eggert gave to TheDirty.com, in which she described losing her virginity to Baio “way after” "Charles in Charge" was done.

“It was years later,” Eggert can be heard saying.

Eggert previous accused Baio of sexually abusing her as a minor in 2012.

“I kept my mouth shut, because usually when false claims in the past have been made about me they just go away,” Baio said late Saturday.

"But for some reason she will not let this one go away."

He proceeds to basically challenge Eggert to "go to the police" if she really has a case, as opposed to airing dirty (in his mind, bitter) laundry on social media.

Scott Baio in Glasses

Baio, who has made headlines of late for his support of President Trump, said the Eggert’s accusations undermine real victims with “legitimate claims.”

In his view:

“The problem with almost all he said-she said cases is they’re he said-she said. Now, go prove it or disprove it,” he says toward the end of his reply.

"The real problem with this is people with legitimate claims aren’t taken seriously - and that’s too bad.”

Eggerts and Baio costarred on the aforementioned sitcom from 1984 to 1990, with Baio playing college student Charles, who looked after a group of children including Eggert’s character, Jamie.