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Megyn Kelly: Maybe I’ll Go Back to FOX Where I Was Appreciated!

Despite Megyn Kelly's desperate attempts to stay relevant by defending Brett Kavanaugh of all people, her ratings are on death's door.

NBC wants to fire her in order to rid themselves of a $23 million headache.

Apparently she's been confiding in friends that she wants to go crawling back to FOX.

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Megyn Kelly is said to be the most highly paid television personality at NBC.

Her catastrophic ratings during Today's third hour might not warrant it, but she's said to be pulling down about $23 million per year.

But we keep hearing stories that NBC wants to fire Megyn, and apparently Megyn thinks that she knows who is responsible.

RadarOnline reports that Megyn Kelly blames Savannah Guthrie for the leaks.

And during the 8 hours of live coverage that NBC provided of the Kavanaugh hearings, Megyn and Savannah's feud reached new intensity.

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"As the day went on," an insider says. "Savannah and Megyn got nastier and nastier."

The source goes on to say that the two were "making little digs at each other."

"When the live broadcast ended," the insider dishes. "The two of them exploded."

Megyn and Savannah were reportedly "accusing each other of talking over one another and interrupting."

While Megyn barely treads water in the ratings, Savannah and Hoda Kotb have skyrocketed in popularity in the wake of Lauer's firing.

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Megyn is said to not really be fitting in over at NBC.

Earlier this month, more than two dozen folks from NBC watched Al Roker's Broadway debut in Waitress.

Care to guess who was reportedly not invited?

Because Megyn was not part of that group outing.

"After the show," an insider dished. "They all went to Butter restaurant on 45th Street with Al and his wife to celebrate."

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That sounds so wonderful ... for the people there.

"One staff member was overheard saying, ‘This family does everything together,’" the source said.

"But," the insider editorialized. "Obviously that ‘family’ doesn’t include Megyn!"

Ouch!

At this point, there has to be more to it than the fact that Megyn came over from FOX, right?

Maybe there's some truth to those rumors that Megyn Kelly is a nightmare diva.

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She is reportedly confiding in close friends that she is in talks to leave NBC and return to FOX.

"At FOX," the insider says. "Megyn was a princess."

Of course -- she's attractive, mean, and she makes claims like "Santa Claus is white" as if Santa is a real life person and not a fictional character inspired by a long-dead Turkish man.

"At NBC she feels isolated and alone," the source continues.

"She’s not happy," the insider says. "And something has to give."

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We love roasting Megyn Kelly, but here is a genuine question: has she tried ... being nice?

The best way to make friends is to be nice to people. Not just the people whom you want to befriend, but others.

If you're losing your mind and acting entitled with the people who handle lights and makeup, it'll get back to Hoda and Savannah.

We know that Megyn is probably still unlearning bad habits, like lying and defending terrible people, that she picked up at FOX.

A lot of this world's problems could be solved if people were kinder to one another.

Paul Allen Dies; Microsoft Co-Founder Was 65

Paul Allen, the multi-billionaire who co-founded Microsoft alongside Bill Gates in 1975, died on Monday afternoon at his home in Seattle.

He was 65 years old.

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Allen, who was worth around $20 billion around the time of his passing, lost his battle with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a disease he announced had returned two weeks ago.

"Some personal news: Recently, I learned the non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma I battled in 2009 has returned," Allen Tweeted on October 1, addingat the time:

"I’ve begun treatment & my doctors are optimistic that I will see a good result. Appreciate the support I’ve received & count on it as I fight this challenge."

The wildly successful businessman's Vulcan Inc. confirmed the sad news today, writing on Twitter:

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of @PaulGAllen, our founder and noted technologist, philanthropist, community builder, conservationist, musician and supporter of the arts.

All of us who worked with Paul feel an inexpressible loss today.

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Allen's sister, Jody, also released a statement.

She said Paul was "a remarkable individual on every level," adding in full:

While most knew Paul Allen as a technologist and philanthropist, for us he was a much-loved brother and uncle, and an exceptional friend.

Paul's family and friends were blessed to experience his wit, warmth, his generosity and deep concern.

For all the demands on his schedule, there was always time for family and friends.

At this time of loss and grief for us – and so many others – we are profoundly grateful for the care and concern he demonstrated every day.

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Allen and Gates were both college dropouts.

They came up with the idea for Microsoft in Albuquerque, designing software together for the nascient personal computer revolution.

Microsoft moved to Bellevue, Washington in 1979.

He was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 1983 and resigned shortly thereafter, but still was an active member of the board until the year 2000.

Allen was also a prominent figure in the professional sports world.

He had owned the Seattle Seahawks since 1997 and the Portland Trail Blazers since 1988. He was also the co-owner of the MLS' Seattle Sounders FC.

Over the years, Allen donated over $2 billion to charity.

He was never married and left behind no children.

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Said Vulcan CEO, Bill Hilf, of Allen:

“All of us who had the honor of working with Paul feel inexpressible loss today.

"He possessed a remarkable intellect and a passion to solve some of the world’s most difficult problems, with the conviction that creative thinking and new approaches could make profound and lasting impact.

"Today we mourn our boss, mentor and friend whose 65 years were too short – and acknowledge the honor it has been to work alongside someone whose life transformed the world."

May Paul Allen rest in peace.

Man Jokingly Auctions Girlfriend on eBay, Bid Reaches $119,000

A man attempting to auction off his girlfriend on the internet sounds like a horror story, but this man did it as a joke -- and she laughed, too.

But they were both absolutely shocked when bids and lews messages poured in.

And they were shocked again when the bid reached over $119,000 in 24 hours. Whoops.

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Dale Leeks is a London resident.

He decided to play a cheeky prank on his girlfriend, 37-year-old Kelly Greaves.

The two had been dating for a year, and he took to eBay to, in jest, put her up for auction.

He included her photo and a joking description of why he wanted to trade her in, for parts or for a "newer model."

Though we would never, ever suggest that anyone do this, Kelly was apparently amused when Dale told her.

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Dale wrote that Kelly "starts OK but after that there’s a constant whining noise that I can’t seem to stop."

"Bodywork is fairly tidy but close up shows signs of wear," he joked on the eBay ad.

"No serious damage," he continued. "But you can see that she’s been used."

"Please [bear] in mind when bidding she’s 37 years old," Dale jokingly plead with prospective buyers.

At the time, he had no idea that anyone but Kelly herself would see it.

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In general, the fake auction ad was basically just a roast of his girlfriend. Again, we don't recommend trying this out for yourself.

"Basically first thing in the morning she can be very temperamental," Dale warned.

He wrote that "once warmed up the whining noise lessens but I would be lying if I said it goes away completely."

"The rear end leaks a bit but nothing that can’t be plugged," he joked.

"Any offers considered," he concluded, adding that he "would be interested in a part exchange with a younger model. Sold as seen, no returns."

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It was only after Dale and Kelly went to dinner that evening that his phone began to go "crazy' with notifications.

The listing was generating a lot of attention.

Some of that attention came in the form of very lewd messages.

But there were also bids, and those bids began to go up and up and up.

In the end, the listing was seen over 81,000 times, and bids reached the equivalent of about $119,000.

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Fortunately, human trafficking is illegal, so it's not like Kelly was going to have to pack her bags.

In fact, the listing was removed by eBay after 24 hours -- because the site has a policy against the sale of human body parts or remains.

While Dale and Kelly had a good laugh about it, we strongly advice against this.

Placing a woman's picture on the internet without her consent in advance can put her in danger or attract unwanted attention.

Besides, roasting your girlfriend while pretending to auction her off might not go over well with every girlfriend.

We're glad that Dale and Kelly were able to laugh about this, even though we're seriously wondering (no offense to Kelly) how in the world the bids got so high.

Mom Busted for Smuggling Booze Into Theater in Young Son’s Sippy Cup

Not every mother is going to be Mom of the Year, but this one isn't even especially good at being a bad mom.

A woman in Cobb County was arrested after getting drunk at a movie theater after sneaking in an alcoholic beverage ... in her 5-year-old's sippy cup.

To make matters worse, her 5-year-old child was with her at the time.

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Kristina Gibson is now facing misdemeanor reckless conduct and public intoxication charges following an incident on a Friday afternoon.

According to an arrest warrant, "Gibson filled her 5-year-old son's sippy cup with a strong alcoholic beverage."

Judging by the fact that she got so very intoxicated, it almost sounds like she was drinking straight liquor, but that is just speculation.

The warrant continues: "and became intoxicated in the theater."

It is also believed that she may have taken a central nervous system depressant at the same time -- which may have interacted with the alcohol.

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The Friday incident took place at the Merchants Walk Stadium Cinemas in Cobb County.

She allegedly used her son's sippy cup to smuggle in the alcoholic beverage, but there is thankfully no indication that her son had any of it.

The warrant accuses Gibson of becoming "unable to walk, talk, or care" for him.

Her son's cries then alerted moviegoers, who notified theater employees who then contacted police.

Thankfully, the staff at the theater prevented Gibson from entering her car to drive away with her son.

It sounds like that could have been catastrophic.

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When police arrived, an officer tried to zip Gibson's purse, presumably to prevent its contents from spilling.

This is when Gibson allegedly told the officer "I will (expletive) kill you."

Don't do that, folks.

Gibson was not immediately arrested, but was instead taken to the hospital by police, who were concerned about her level of intoxication.

Only after she arrived at the hospital and was no longer perceived to be a threat to anyone was the arrest warrant filed.

A family friend picked up her 5-year-old son from the theater.

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Gibson remained in the hospital for nearly a week before being released.

At that point, she was arrested and booked in Cobb County Jail.

She was released on bail for $1,000.

It is still unclear if she actually took the drugs described as prescription central nervous system depressants.

That sounds to us like a benzodiazepine -- which, as we all know, can become dangerous when combined with alcohol.

That would explain how someone (especially someone who may be an experienced drinker) could become intoxicated on a sippy cup's worth of alcohol.

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As one fellow moviegoer put it: "We go to the movies to have a good time! But ... that's not the way to do it."

The issue here is not with a woman finding a creative way to smuggle alcohol into a theater, but endangering her son and potentially other drivers in the process.

Though ... we should point out that a sippy cup is a terrible way to smuggle in a drink. Like, flasks exist.

Even if this is one of those creepy theaters where they search people's bags, there had to be a way for her to indulge herself without involving her son.

It really sounds like this woman was not thinking straight.

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Vinny Foti, MTV’s The Challenge Alum, Hospitalized for Heart Failure

Vinny Foti, a former cast member on MTV's The Challenge, is in desperate need of your help.

A GoFundMe campaign has been created to assist Foti after relatives announced he was hospitalized on Friday due to heart failure.

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This is what the GoFundMe page dedicated to Foti reads:

Our sweet, dear friend and coworker Vinny Foti is in ICU with heart failure. He is on a ventilator and is sedated.

He is a loving father and husband. We are trying to help raise money for medical expenses and other things needed for the family.

They have two daughters ages 2yrs , and 2 months old. Please help us pull together and help this beautiful family. Please help if you can.

Foti is a 36-year old native of Boston.

His loved ones subsequently updated followers of the GoFundme page with a statement sharing his current condition, while Foti’s wife, Krista Foti, shared the awful news on Twitter.

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“Thank you for the donations, shares, and likes. Our family feels really loved," reads this message.

It continues:

"I told Vinny what was going on even though he was still sleeping. I know he appreciates everything you guys have done.

"Here’s the only update I have. They had to put another tube is his left lung to drain.

"He’s still in ICU and not getting off the ventilator for a few more days the dr said. Dr said we just got to take it day by day. I ll keep everyone posted."

Foti may be a familiar face to MTV viewers.

He initially appeared on the Fresh Meat II season of The Challenge in 2010 and later took part in The Challenge: Season 20’s Cutthroat competition, as well as Season 22’s Battle of the Exes.

He's been involved in reality television for years.

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Among other reasons for earning a large fan base during his run on the show, Foti garnered attention for his impressive physique

“I train every day like an absolute animal and I’m ready,� he said during his first run on the hit MTV series. “I’m in peak performance shape.�

The stated goal of the GoFundMe campaign is to raise $20,000.

As of this writing, it had raised $2,280.

You may click HERE to donate.

We are sending our thoughts and prayers to Vinny Foti and his family.

Flight Gets Diverted After Passenger Just Keeps Doing Pull-Ups

Just when you think you've seen and heard everything...

Just when you think that no airline story can ever top the one about the guy who was caught masturbating under a blanket...

Or the one who was arrested for urinating on a seat...

... you realize that totally bat$hit crazy stuff will somehow continue to go on for as long as people board large metal vehicles that fly hundreds of miles per hour in the air.

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Here is the latest example of why some people should maybe not be allowed to ever leave the ground:

On Monday night, an American Airlines flight from Phoenix to Boston was diverted to Kansas City, Missouri after a passenger allegedly refused to stop doing pull-ups using the plane’s overhead bins.

Yup. That's pretty much the extent of his actions.

The guy just kept working his shoulders and hoisting himself up toward the top of the cabin... over and over and over again.

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According to other men and women on Flight 2763, the unidentified passenger appeared to be intoxicated (SHOCKING!) when he boarded the plane with a woman and two dogs.

Shortly afterward, he began bizarrely demonstrating his strength and athleticism.

Explained one onlooker to WBZ:

"He was leaning up against where you put the bags overhead and a passenger came by and said ‘What are you going to do, some pull-ups?’ and the guy actually grabbed on to it and started doing some pull ups on the plane in front of everybody."

Well, sure.

His entire manhood had been challenged!

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This same passenger told reporters the man ordered alcohol on the flight and grew more belligerent as time wore on.

“He would not sit down

"The flight attendant probably asked him about three or four times to sit down and he refused to sit down and then he really got verbally abusive with her, starting calling her names."

Due to the actions of this dumb A-Hole, the plane - which was carrying 147 passengers and six crew members - was forced to divert to Kansas City.

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Read a statement by American Airlines in response:

PHX-BOS diverted to MCI due to an unruly passenger last night. Passenger was removed by law enforcement, and flight re-departed.

As of Tuesday afternoon, no arrests had been made and no charges had been filed.

But what a doofus, right?!?

Bridalplasty Murder: Man Convicted of Killing Lisa Marie Naegle

In December of 2016, former Bridalplasty contestant Lisa Marie Naegle was found brutally murdered.

It has been nearly two years, but the murderer has been convicted.

He was the last man with whom she was seen alive.

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People reports that a man named Jackie Jerome Rogers has been found guilty of Lisa Maria Naegle's appalling murder.

The court found that on the night of December 18, 2016, he murdered Naegle in his car.

Investigators believe that he killed her by striking her at least eight times with a hammer while the two of them were both in the vehicle.

He then buried her body in a shallow grave in his own backyard.

The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office confirmed the results of Rogers' trial.

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Naegle and Rogers had been having an affair at the time.

Rogers was 34 and her former student.

Just hours before her grisly murder, the two attended a friend's birthday party at a restaurant in Torrance, California.

That, investigators discovered, was the last time that anyone but Rogers saw Naegle alive.

On Monday, September 24, Rogers was charged with First-Degree Murder.

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Though Naegle became famous for her role as a reality star contestant on Bridalplasty, in real life, she had a job.

She worked as a nurse.

When she did not show up for work the following, that set off alarm bells with her coworkers and family.

Friends attempted to file a missing person's report right away.

Unfortunately, they were told that they needed to wait 72 hours before an adult's absence became an emergency.

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As we now know, Naegle was already dead at the time.

Still, even before the police investigation began, friends and family had a lot of questions for Rogers. 

He claimed to have left Naegle at the restaurant because he felt tired.

That did not add up.

Then, video surveillance showed that Naegle had left the restaurant with Rogers.

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Rogers changed his story, claiming to have dropped off Naegle at a gas station.

No one was buying it.

Rogers became visibly upset at this point.

It can seem cruel that it took nearly two years for Naegle's murderer to be convicted, but the justice system rarely moves swiftly.

We hope that this news gives her family the closure that they need.

Kevin Jackson: Fired by Fox News for Slamming Brett Kavanaugh Accusers as "Lying Skanks"

Despite being accused of attempted rape and sexual misconduct, it seems very likely that Brett Kavanaugh will be confirmed next week as the next Supreme Court Justice.

He's about to hold one of the more influential jobs in the country.

Kevin Jackson, conversely, is now out of a job... following detestable comments the Fox News contributor made on Twitter yesterday.

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The now-ousted television personality Tweeted up a disgusting storm on Thursday throughout the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing that involved interviews with Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.

The latter, of course, claims that Kavanaugh forced her on to a bed in the summer of 1982 and tried to rape her.

Both Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh were grilled for hours by various members of the United States Senate yesterday morning and afternoon, with most viewers believing that Ford offered a very credible and vulnerable testimony.

But Jackson was not one of these viewers.

"To hell with the notion that women must be believed no matter what,� Jackson wrote in one tweet.

“Lying skanks is what these three women are, and we all know more.�

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Jackson was referring not just to Ford with this message, but also to Deborah Ramirez, who alleges that Kavanaugh stuck his penis in her face during a gathering at Yale and made her touch it...

... and Julie Swetnick, who alleges that Kavanaugh was at minimum "present" during a gang rape in the early 1980s.

(After a Twitter user reprimanded Jackson for his harsh words, he replied: “That’s my attitude toward liars of any gender.�)

Fox News severed ties with Jackson several hours later, calling his remarks “reprehensible.�

But this didn't stop Jackson from Tweeting -- or from doing his best to own the Libs.

"Just so we are clear #Leftists, I stand on my principles even if it costs me a gig," he wrote after he got canned.

"You remain lying scum, willing to CRUSH good people for your devilish ideology."

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Said Fox News in its full remarks after letting Jackson go:

“His comments on today’s hearings were reprehensible and do not reflect the values of Fox News."

But this has simply made Jackson into a martyr, at least in the eyes of Jackson himself.

"I stand on the principle of FAIRNESS in the treatment of ALL people," he also wrote yesterday, adding;

"The #Kavanaugh farce proves that #Leftists are simply putrid. My stance got me fired as a Contributor on Fox, and that's their choice. I made mine!"

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Back on September 20, Jackson called the Ford allegations "MeToo bullshit at it finest."

He has appeared on the Fox News channel for years, although it's not clear when he became a contributor.

"Wow, #ChristineFord looks rode hard and put up wet, as we say in the country," he Tweeted yesterday upon getting a look at Ford.

To be clear: only gross sexists say that in this country.

Please don't believe this is a commonly-used saying across the country, residents across the globe.

Party Mom Arrested After Leaving 4-Year-Old Home Alone All Night

The world is full of terrible parents, but only a few stories are so outrageous that they get circulated around the globe.

Like the dad who stuffed his son into the trunk of his car, this woman's story is grabbing people's attention in the worst way.

This "party mom" left her 4-year-old child home alone for hours so that she could go out and party all night.

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Alexandra Ciliento is 29 years old and has a 4-year-old daughter. They live in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Authorities say that she left the house at 11pm on Saturday, leaving her young daughter home alone.

While Ciliento was gone, her daughter managed to escape the home.

What could have ended in tragedy -- well, a greater tragedy than this kind of neglect and endangerment -- was averted because the girl had the presence of mind to go to a neighbor's.

The neighbor waited for a full 45 minutes, perhaps hoping that Ciliento had just stepped out and would return. Then, the neighbor called the police.

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Police were unable to reach Ciliento until after 8am the following morning, which makes it sounds as though Ciliento was partying until after dawn.

Ciliento admitted to police that she left her apartment and that she did not try to get a babysitter for her 4-year-old.

According to court documents, she "was not aware that her child could open a locked door and leave the residence."

Ciliento normally shares custody with the child's father.

At present, the child is with him, and Ciliento has been instructed that she is to have no contact with her daughter for the time being.

She is being charged with one count of child abuse.

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Ciliento reportedly works as a pilates instructor and fitness trainer.

"Always do what makes you happy and be kind to others," she says in her gym profile. "For everyone is fighting some kind of battle "

She also says that, as a child, she wanted to grow up to be President of the United States.

(There are seemingly no qualifications for that job anymore except for the age limit, so who knows?)

The judge appointed a public defender as Ciliento's attorney to represent her.

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Obviously, a huge factor in why this particular story has gone viral is that it reminds so many people of Casey Anthony.

Ciliento, thankfully, did not murder her daughter. And there have been no reports of her binding or drugging her, either.

But leaving a 4-year-old alone for 9 or more hours is a huge risk. Ciliento is a grown adult -- she was born in 1988. She should know this.

It is difficult to imagine what sort of excuse she might use to try to justify this. It is almost impossible to imagine any defense being well-received by anyone.

We hope that, whatever happens, the court puts the life and safety of this 4-year-old girl above all other priorities.

Dad Arrested For Stuffing 3-year-old in Trunk as "Social Media Experiment"

Welp.

This is a new one.

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A Chicago man was arrested this month after witnesses spotted him stuffing his three-year old son into the trunk of his car.

"You are being bad and I'm going to punish you by putting you in the trunk," Matlak screamed at his child after putting him in the trunk, onlookers told police.

The temperature outside was 89 degrees at the time, according to a Norridge Police Department report.

HOWEVER, the man, Boguslaw Matlak, and his wife, Laura Quijano told authorities that they were not actually punishing their child.

Instead, were trying to gauge and understand public reaction to child endangerment when they turned on a hidden camera themselves and filmed Matlak placing their infant in the trunk of their vehicle.

They say it was was parked in public view (outside of a restaurant in Norridge, a suburb of Chicago) for this specific reason.

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"I was thinking maybe I should do a video to show people that they should do something about it when they see something wrong, to get involved," Matlak told NBC Chicago of the September 2 incident.

He was simply conducting a social media experience, Matlak argues.

Three people were sitting near where Matlak's Audi was - parked outside of a Panera Bread - and told the responding officer that after shutting the trunk, Matlak quickly got into the car and sped away.

Matlak said at the time to the cop that he was hioping to become an "Internet sensation."

He said he had done the same trunk prank with his child twice before, yet no one had reacted.

The officer listened to Matlak's excuse and went to check on the three-year old, who was found safe and sound with his mother. 

Quijano told the officer that the back seat in the car had actually been folded down ... that she had been inside at the time... and that she grabbed her son right away and pulled him into the seat alongside her.

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Matlak was arrested and charged with endangering the life of a child.

The toddler was sent by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services to live with a relative for more than three weeks, but was then returned to his parents on Wednesday.

"We're still investigating," a department spokesman has told NBC News.

Rina Infelise, Quijano's lawyer, told NBC that her client and her husband have always been consistent, saying:

"From what I know the story has always been the same - it was a social experiment...

"There were five cameras used. It was pretty planned out."

And pretty darn stupid.

Julie Swetnick Accuses Brett Kavanaugh of Gang Rape

Julie Swetnick has become the third woman to go on record with an accusation of sexual assault against Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Unlike the first two, however, Swetnick is not alleging any attempt by Kavanaugh to force himself upon her.

She is alleging that the judge took part in a gang rape of her and other women.

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In a sworn declaration, Swetnick - who is represented by the same lawyer who works for former Donald Trump fling, Stormy Daniels - Swetnick says she first met Kavanaugh and his friend, Mark Judge, at a house party in 1980 or 1981.

She says the pals were "joined at the hip" and and that she observed the pair "engage in highly inappropriate conduct" while drunk over the years.

This included "being overly aggressive with girls and not taking "No" for an answer.

Kavanaugh has been nominated for the Supreme Court by President Donald Trump and has already been accused of:

- Holding down a woman named Christine Blasey Ford and trying to rape her during a party in high school.

- Pulling out his penis in front of a woman named Deborah Ramirez during his freshman year of college and making her touch it against her will.

Kavanaugh has denied both of these allegations and is due to testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday morning in response to Ford's claim.

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Swetnick goes on to label Kavanaugh's personal claims of "[innocent]" behavior in high school (during a recent Fox News interview) as "absolutely false and a lie."

She then gets into grisly detail regarding why she says this and how she knows it.

During the years 1981-1982, Swetnick says she "became aware of efforts" by Kavanaugh and Judge to "spike the punch" at house parties. The goal, she says, was to "cause girls to lose their inhibitions."

"I also witnessed efforts by Mark Judge, Brett Kavanaugh and others to cause girls to become inebriated and disoriented so they could be "gang raped" in a side room or bedroom by a "train of numerous boys."

She writes that she has a "firm recollection" of Judge and Kavanaugh being among the males waiting outside of a bedroom in order to take their turn in this horrible act.

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Swetnick then writes that she was a victim of one of these gang rapes.

And that Judge and Kavanaugh were "present" for it.

"During the incident, I was incapacitated without my consent and unable to fight off the boys raping me. I believe I was drugged," Swetnick says.

She adds that other witnesses are out there who can "attest to the truthfulness of each statement" she has made -- and that she declares, under the penalty of perjury, that this is all "true and correct."

As of this writing, Kavanaugh has not commented on this latest accusation.

(UPDATE: Says the judge in response: "This is ridiculous and from the Twilight Zone.  I don’t know who this is and this never happened.")

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He has maintained throughout his nomination process that he rarely drank or parties and has dismissed all notions that he was ever out of control in this manners; let alone that he ever committed sexual assault.

Among others who knew Kavanaugh, however, his freshman year roommate at Yale says the type of drunken behavior outlined by his accusers and others "100 percent" sounds like the man he knew in college.

Also:

Judge's ex-girlfriend, Elizabeth Rasor, recalled to The New Yorker "that Judge had told her ashamedly of an incident that involved him and other boys taking turns having sex with a drunk woman.

"Rasor said that Judge seemed to regard it as fully consensual."

A spokesman for Senate Judiciary Committee, meanwhile, has confirmed the following this morning:

“Michael Avenatti provided a declaration to the Judiciary Committee. Committee lawyers are in the process of reviewing it now.�

Expect to hear plenty more about Julie Swetnick in the hours and days to come.

Bill Cosby is Just Like Jesus Now, Publicist Explains

Bill Cosby is a convicted rapist who will spend at least the next three years behind bars.

So says the United States legal system.

On Tuesday afternoon, Cosby was sentenced to 3-10 years in state prison due to his sexual assault of a former Temple University employee named Andrea Constand in 2004.

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But Bill Cosby is also a martry who is going to jail for our sins and who is just like the very famous Son of God.

So says the comedian's publicist.

In remarks to the press after his client was handcuffed in court and taken away to jail, Andrew Wyatt said the following just a short while ago.

And he said it with a straight face.

“They persecuted Jesus and look what happened."

He also referred to Cosby's ordeal as "the most racist and sexist trial in the history of the United States.�

Wyatt went on to say that Cosby “is fine [and] holding up well. Anyone who wants to say anything negative, you’re a joke as well.�

Bill Cosby, Pre-Sentencing

Back in April, after Cosby was found guilty of drugging and assaulting Constand, Wyatt went on television and slammed the outcome as a "public lynching."

He compared Cosby at that time to Emmett Till, the black teenager who was murdered in 1955 in Mississippi after being falsely accused of flirting with a white woman.

But didn't 60-plus women accuse Cosby of rape in this instance, George Stephanopoulos asked on ABC’s Good Morning America?

Didn't they all detail a similar story to that of Constand, to whom Cosby slipped drugs and then took advantage of while she was in a groggy, nearly unconscious state?

“May I ask a question?� Wyatt replied. “Since when are all people honest? Since when are all women honest? We can take a look at Emmett Till, for example. Not all people are honest.�

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In this latest case of hilarious/depressing verbal diarrhea, Wyatt continued as follows:

"Dr. Cosby has been one of the greatest civil rights leaders in the United States for over the last 50 years. He has also been one of the greatest educators of men and boys over the last 50 years.

"This was not pointed out to the jury or allowed in court because the racist and sexist mass media was attacking and denouncing Dr. Cosby whenever his lawyers even hinted there was racism and sexism present."

Wyatt also alleges that "falsified evidence" was used against Cosby and that Judge Brett Kavanaugh is part of a "sex war" in America and that's why his nomination for the Supreme Court is now in jeopardy. 

(Kavanaugh has been accused by two women of sexual misconduct.)

Bill Cosby, In Shame

But whatever.

Enough is enough when it comes to a synchophant such as Wyatt.

"This was a serious crime," Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, Judge Steven O'Neill said today in the only remarks that matter.

He concluded:

"Mr. Cosby, this has all circled back to you. The day has come, the time has come."

Amen.

Bridezilla’s Bizarre Demands Go Viral: Don’t Talk to Me and Don’t You DARE Wear Makeup!

A reddit user by the name of Laika_cat posted a redacted screencap of a truly ridiculous email.

In the email, which was allegedly written by a wedding coordinator, guests are givena  list of demands.

A few of them are totally normal -- don't wear white, please let us know if you're bringing a plus one. That's all fine and not what has everyone so bewildered.

No, the bride is demanding that anyone invited bring a gift of sufficient value if they want to be admitted.

And she's also laying down the law about what guests can do, from social media activity to what they drink to how they can do their hair and makeup.

Technically, the email is purportedly from the wedding coordinator, but a number of clues make people believe that the bride wrote it herself.

Take a look at what true absurdity looks like and ask yourself if you would even bother attending.

1. It starts off normally enough

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Like we said, it is widely doubted that the wedding coordinator came up with this list -- or even wrote it.

2. This question is reasonable

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This matters for seating layouts and for food preparation. But this question comes before the list.

3. Oh boy, here we go

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Asking people to show up early is fine. And avoiding white or anything close is considered polite.

4. This is where it gets controlling

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Now this person is telling people how to wear their own hair and how to do their makeup? It sounds like the bride is terrified of being outshone.

5. She doesn't just want to control your looks, but your behavior

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That ... is not how you spell ceremony. And while including a tag for an event is standard, the demand that people not check in on social media is weird.

6. This is our favorite one

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What does this mean? Do not speak to the bride? This is like a list of demands for a major prima donna actress ... except she's making them of people who are presumably family and friends. Who DOESN'T want to talk to their friends?
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Deborah Ramirez: Second Woman Accuses Brett Kavanaugh of Sexual Misconduct

Deborah Ramirez, a former Yale classmate of Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh, has come out and accused the embattled judge of sexual misconduct.

She's the second woman in about a week to have done so.

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In an explosive article penned by Ronan Farrow (the reporter who exposed allegedly heinous sex-related crimes by Harvey Weinstein and Les Moonves) and investigative journalist Jane Mayer, Ramirez says Kavanaugh exposed his penis to her during a party their freshman year of college.

The 53-year old admits to having been very drunk at this dorm gathering, but that Kavanaugh “caused her to touch it without her consent as she pushed him away."

She says he then laughed at the incident, which allegedly took place at some point in 1983 or 1984.

Farrow and Mayer write that Ramirez was initially hesitant to come forward due to "gaps in her memory" as a result of the alcohol consumption that night. However...

“After six days of carefully assessing her memories and consulting with her attorney, Ramirez said that she felt confident enough of her recollections to say that she remembers Kavanaugh had exposed himself at a drunken dormitory party, thrust his penis in her face, and caused her to touch it without her consent as she pushed him away."

This is what Ramirez says about what transpired:

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"I wasn’t going to touch a penis until I was married [because] I was raised a devout Catholic in Connecticut... I was embarrassed and ashamed and humiliated.�

Describing her memory of Kavanaugh's act and subequent reaction, Ramirez told the magazine:

“I can still see his face, and his hips coming forward, like when you pull up your pants.�

The aspiring Supreme Court Justice, who is currently scheduled to testify in from of Senators on Thursday morning in response to an attempted rape allegation by Christine Blasey Ford, has issued the following statement:

This alleged event from 35 years ago did not happen.

The people who knew me then know that this did not happen, and have said so. This is a smear, plain and simple.

I look forward to testifying on Thursday about the truth, and defending my good name — and the reputation for character and integrity I have spent a lifetime building — against these last-minute allegations.

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And then there's this from White House spokesperson Kerri Kupec:

This 35-year-old, uncorroborated claim is the latest in a coordinated smear campaign by the Democrats designed to tear down a good man.

This claim is denied by all who were said to be present and is wholly inconsistent with what many women and men who knew Judge Kavanaugh at the time in college say.

The White House stands firmly behind Judge Kavanaugh.

Sources say President Donald Trump has no intention on asking Kavanaugh to withdraw his name from consideration, while Senator Diane Feinstein has called for a delay of all hearings and testimonies until the FBI can investigate both allegations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh.

According to The New Yorker article, "Senior Republican staffers also learned of the allegation last week and, in conversations with The New Yorker, expressed concern about its potential impact on Kavanaugh’s nomination.

"Soon after, Senate Republicans issued renewed calls to accelerate the timing of a committee vote."

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A roommate of Kavanaugh’s in college tells the publication that he may not have been present at this Yale party in question -- but that he is "100 percent" sure that Kavanaugh would have done something like this during his time at Yale.

The judge was part of a fraternity (Delta Kappa Epsilon)back then that whose members waved a flag made of women's underwear around campus during his time as a brother.

The Yale Daily News has also noted that Kavanaugh became a member of Truth and Courage, one of Yale’s secret societies for seniors that was nicknamed “Tit and Clit.�

In 2015, referring to his high school, he said in a speech that "what happens at Georgetown Prep stays at Georgetown Prep and that’s been a good thing for all of us, I think."

This may not be the case after all, however.

“I would think an FBI investigation would be warranted,� Ramirez told The New Yorker of her claims.

Ford has also encouraged the FBI to look into her allegations against Kavanaugh.

Neither Republican Senators nor President Trump have given the agency a green light to do so, however.

Texas Grandma Kills 12-Foot Alligator to Avenge Pet Miniature Horse

Animal lovers may have some serious mixed feelings about this story, but everyone can enjoy hearing about a badass grandma who is also a mayor.

Years ago, a Texas grandmother's pet miniature horse vanished, and she long suspected that a particularly large alligator was the culprit.

Now, the grandmother -- who is also her town's mayor -- has exacted revenge by luring and killing a 12 foot alligator.

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Judy Cochran only needed to fire a single shot to end the life of the 12-foot-long, 580 pound alligator on her ranch in Goodrich, Texas.

Cochran explains that this was no random alligator killing -- it was personal.

"We think this is the gator that ate one of our miniature horses several years ago," Cochran explains.

"As big as this gator was," she says. "He could've easily eaten it."

She may have only needed one bullet to do the deed, but the preparation actually took a lot more doing.

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Texas has its reputation, but it isn't The Purge. Or Florida. They have laws.

Cochran explains that Polk County, where she lives, allows only a narrow window for anyone wishing to hunt an alligator.

Sunday, September 16, falls within the September 10 - 20 window.

Additionally, she had to obtain a permit and the appropriate tags. Additionally, Texas law requires someone intending to shoot an alligator to first capture their intended victim on a hook.

Cochran did just that. As she explains: "We don't just go to the ranch and hunt a gator."

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This year, Cochran became the mayor of the nearby town of Livingston.

She was in a meeting when her son-in-law informed her that she needed to head home, because the alligator had been snared.

They had tried a number of baits, including a pig's liver. What finally worked was a seasoned raccoon carcass.

She couldn't just abandon her job, so she finished work and then headed to the ranch where she fired the shot that ended the hooked alligator's life.

Cochran fired the shot using her Winchester .22 Magnum.

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She plans to mount the alligator head in her office.

The rest will not go to waste, as she plans to enjoy the alligator's meat for food and the hide for boots.

It is worth noting that she slew this alligator at the same spot where, nine years ago, her then-5-year-old grandson slew a slightly larger gator.

He achieved a measure of viral fame at the time, even appearing on talk shows.

it is expected that Cochran, who recently became a great-grandmother, will do the same. But she may be too busy being mayor.

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Obviously, there are issues with this story that make it controversial.

It sounds like alligators eating the miniature horse was just a theory, and even if so, difficult to pin on this particular alligator.

it is also, well, strange for anyone to seek revenge on an alligator.

A lot of people find it alarming that anyone is letting a 5-year-old hold a gun, let alone use one to kill something for fun.

Finally, some people are just surprised that this story didn't take place in Florida.

Texas grandma kills 12 foot alligator to avenge pet miniature ho

Grant Robicheaux: 6 New Alleged Rape Victims Emerge

We have an update on one of the more disgusting stories we've heard in a very long time.

As previously reported, Grant Robicheaux and his girlfriend, Cerissa Laura Riley, were arrested on September 11 and charged with various counts of sexual assault.

Two alleged victims have accused the couple of drugging them, luring them back to their apartment and taking advantage of them in a violent, unwanted sexual manner.

Grant Robicheaux

Why is this being written about on a celebrity gossip website?

Because Robicheaux appeared in 2014 on an episode of Bravo television show called "Online Dating Rituals of the American Male."

He was also named "Bachelor of the Year� by Orange Coast Magazine in 2013.

In a press conference, Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas detailed the lurid ways in which Robicheaux used his personality and physical appeal to weed out potential victims.

"We believe the defendants used their good looks and charms to lower the inhibitions of their potential prey,� Rackauckas told reporters, adding:

“We have all heard of a wolf dressing up in sheep’s clothing. But a wolf can wear scrubs or be a doctor’s clothing. That wolf can be a beautiful woman."

Dr. Grant William Robicheaux

Now, a day after this story went viral, we've learned that SIX potential new victims have come forward.

Two of the these women are from out of California, said office Chief of Staff Susan Kang Schroeder, yet they could still testify at a trial.

"We are very encouraged that the victims would feel confident in the legal system and come forward," Schroeder said.

Orange County officials believe Robicheaux and Riley may have traveled together to "various festivals and locations since 2015, including Burning Man in Black Rock Desert, Nevada, Dirtybird Campout Festival in Silverado, California and the Splash House music festival in Palm Springs, California," according to a news release issued by prosecutors earlier this week.

Based on videos and pictures seized as part of a search of Robicheaux's apartment in Newport Beach, Rackauckas said on Tuesday that there may be a multitude of other victims out there.

He urged them to step forward. 

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These uncovered materials depict other women involved in sex acts with the suspects, including some who appeared to be drunk or drugged.

This is truly awful stuff.

Laguna Beach resident Lauren Hayden discussed her interaction with Robicheaux with USA Today yesterday.

She says Robicheaux flaunted his Bravo appearance to attract her and admitted she found Robicheaux last year on the dating app Tinder.

He invited her over for dinner at his apartment and she accepted and met him there on October 11, 2017.

“As I was putting on my clothes, he kept trying to rip them back off,� she said in a telephone interview Wednesday, continuing;

“I smiled and said I had to go and that I found the way he was talking to me to be disrespectful. I even said to him, ‘I don’t think you understand the way you’re coming off is really aggressive and kind of reminds me of previous sexual assault encounters that I’ve had, so I’d appreciate it if you’d stop.’�

Robicheaux did not hold her down or force her to do anything after that.

But she can easily see how these other women fell prey to his advances.

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Robicheaux faces charges that include rape by use of drugs, assault with intent to commit sexual offense, possession of drugs with intent to sell and possession of assault weapons.

The charges also include having performed oral copulation with victims who were anesthetized.

Attorneys representing Robicheaux and Riley could not immediately be reached for comment.

"They have been aware of these accusations for a number of months and each of them will formally deny the truth of these allegations at their first opportunity in court," Philip Cohen and Scott Borthwick, lawyers for the defendants, said in a joint statement to various media outlets.

"Dr. Robicheaux and Ms. Riley believe that such allegations do a disservice to, and dangerously undermine, the true victims of sexual assault, and they are eager to have the proper spotlight shed on this case in a public trial."