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"The Mick" Was Stolen from My "Godmother," Writer Claims in Lawsuit

The FOX sitcom, "The Mick," was totally nicked from a veteran Hollywood writer who says there's hard proof right in the script ... according to the lawsuit he's filed. Wyndham Lewis, who's written several seasons of "Nurse Jackie," says he….....»»

Category: topSource: tmzNov 14th, 2017

"The Mick" Was Stolen from My "Godmother," Writer Claims in Lawsuit

The FOX sitcom, "The Mick," was totally nicked from a veteran Hollywood writer who says there's hard proof right in the script ... according to the lawsuit he's filed. Wyndham Lewis, who's written several seasons of "Nurse Jackie," says he….....»»

Category: topSource: tmzNov 14th, 2017

Catherine Zeta-Jones Reveals the Advice Michael Douglas Gave Her While Prepping for "Cocaine Godmother"

Catherine Zeta-Jones had a full day of press while promoting her upcoming TV movie Cocaine Godmother! The 48-year-old actress stunned in an off-the-shoulder blue dress with nude pumps and hoop earrings while stopping by the SiriusXM Studios on Thursday (January 18) in New York City. “As I was leaving for the airport to go shoot, [...] Catherine Zeta-Jones had a full day of press while promoting her upcoming TV movie Cocaine Godmother! The 48-year-old actress stunned in an off-the-shoulder blue dress with nude pumps and hoop earrings while stopping by the SiriusXM Studios on Thursday (January 18) in New York City. “As I was leaving for the airport to go shoot, [my husband Michael Douglas] said, ‘Just think of one thing. I’m gonna give you one thing to think about, darling,’” she told SiriusXM. “‘And he said, ‘You don’t need to do much.’ And I went, ‘What do you mean? This is probably the most multi-layered, multi-faceted character I’ve ever… what do you mean I haven’t got to do much?’” “He went, ‘No you don’t have to do much because you are at your most terrifying when you do absolutely nothing,’” she laughed. “I went, ‘Wow, really, after 19 years, I just do nothing and I scare the bejeezus out of you. OK, good to know.’” Don’t miss Catherine in Cocaine Godmother this Saturday (January 20) on Lifetime! Also pictured: Catherine visiting Build Series and Late Night with Seth Meyers in two different outfits that same day. FYI: Catherine is wearing a Greta Constantine dress at SiriusXM. She is wearing Malone Souliers pumps at Build Series. 20+ pictures inside of Catherine Zeta-Jones during her appearances….....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJan 19th, 2018

Catherine Zeta-Jones is Supported by Michael Douglas at "Cocaine Godmother" Premiere

Catherine Zeta-Jones is joined by hubby Michael Douglas at the premiere of her new movie Cocaine Godmother: The Griselda Blanco Story on Thursday night (November 30) at the Neuehouse Madison Square in New York City. Thr 48-year-old actress showed off her svelte figure in a black sleeveless top and trousers while her 73-year-old husband rocked [...] Catherine Zeta-Jones is joined by hubby Michael Douglas at the premiere of her new movie Cocaine Godmother: The Griselda Blanco Story on Thursday night (November 30) at the Neuehouse Madison Square in New York City. Thr 48-year-old actress showed off her svelte figure in a black sleeveless top and trousers while her 73-year-old husband rocked a leather jacket for the event. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Catherine Zeta-Jones Cocaine Godmother follows the story of Griselda Blanco the Colombian drug lord who was responsible for over 200 murders while transporting drugs in the 1970s. The film is scheduled to premiere on Lifetime on January 20, 2018. 10+ pictures inside of the couple at the premiere….....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredDec 1st, 2017

New Lawsuit Claims Ed Westwick Held Woman Hostage As A Sex Slave For 48 Hours

A woman is claiming Ed Westwick held her hostage as a sex slave for two days, and she's filed a lawsuit alleging her desire to go public with the accusation hurt her aspirations for a career in Hollywood. Per TMZ, Haley Camille Freedman claims in a new lawsuit that back in 2014, she went to Westwick's [...] A woman is claiming Ed Westwick held her hostage as a sex slave for two days, and she's filed a lawsuit alleging her desire to go public with the accusation hurt her aspirations for a career in Hollywood. Per TMZ, Haley Camille Freedman claims in a new lawsuit that back in 2014, she went to Westwick's home with a group of friends, and hung out for a while. After everyone else left, she and Westwick began having (consensual) sex, but things turned dark when he asked her to strangle him, slap him, and spit on him. Related: Ed & His GF Put Engagement Plans On Hold She balked at that, and so he turned around and allegedly did those same things to her. Worse yet, the next morning after their unpleasant encounter, Freedman claims she was in the shower when Westwick entered the bathroom and became sexual with her again -- against her will. (Sound familiar, Ed?) After that, Freedman claims the next 48 hours were a blur of unwanted sex from Westwick in his Los Angeles home, as he kept delaying his offer to drive her to her car so that she could leave. The woman says she suffered bruising, bleeding, and internal tears as a result of those two days held ultimately against her will by the star. But here's where things get weird -- Freedman is not suing Westwick over this! Instead, the aspiring stylist is suing her former business partners, who she says cut her off when she first wanted to go public with the allegations. Related: More Ed Westwick News HERE Her Hollywood stylist aspirations derailed, Freedman further says she went to a media outlet for an interview about her allegations, but Westwick's team killed the story, and the outlet received text message that she claims "misrepresented her" as "unstable, disturbed, and promiscuous." Inneresting... Regardless, it doesn't (yet) appear Westwick himself is in hot water, legally or otherwise. He's just extremely compromised as a named party in this lawsuit against Freedman's former business partners. Interesting tactic, from a legal perspective. REALLY serious and beyond unfortunate allegations as far as Westwick is concerned. Of course, this isn't the first time he's come into the legal crosshairs for alleged unwanted sexual behavior. Ugh... [Image via Mario Mitsis/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonMar 8th, 2018

Catherine Zeta-Jones Looks Chic While Stepping Out to Promote "Cocaine Godmother"!

Catherine Zeta-Jones is looking stunning! The actress stepped out to discuss her new Lifetime movie Cocaine Godmother at a SAG-AFTRA sponsored event at Robin Williams Theater on Monday night (May 21) in New York City. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Catherine Zeta-Jones Catherine plays drug trafficker Griselda Blanco in the film. She looked [...] Catherine Zeta-Jones is looking stunning! The actress stepped out to discuss her new Lifetime movie Cocaine Godmother at a SAG-AFTRA sponsored event at Robin Williams Theater on Monday night (May 21) in New York City. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Catherine Zeta-Jones Catherine plays drug trafficker Griselda Blanco in the film. She looked effortlessly chic in a black and gold lace look and gold peep-toe shoes for the event. Here’s a plot summary of the movie: Griselda Blanco becomes a pioneer in the Miami-based cocaine trade. Her willingness to use violence against her rivals leads to numerous assassination attempts, forcing Griselda to move her business to California......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredMay 22nd, 2018

Catherine Zeta-Jones Opens Up About Playing a Drug Lord in "Cocaine Godmother" on "GMA" - Watch!

Catherine Zeta-Jones is opening about her new latest role! The 48-year-old actress made an appearance on Good Morning America to promote her new project, Cocaine Godmother: The Griselda Blanco Story, on Wednesday morning (January 17) in New York City. “I was obsessed with her,” Catherine said of portraying the real-life drug lord. “You wonder why, [...] Catherine Zeta-Jones is opening about her new latest role! The 48-year-old actress made an appearance on Good Morning America to promote her new project, Cocaine Godmother: The Griselda Blanco Story, on Wednesday morning (January 17) in New York City. “I was obsessed with her,” Catherine said of portraying the real-life drug lord. “You wonder why, because morally, I am so like the polar opposite…but as an actor? It’s just one of those jobs.” “It was the best four week shoot of my life,” she gushed about the experience. Watch below! Pictured below: Catherine Zeta-Jones arrives at Good Morning America on Wednesday morning (January 17) in New York City......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJan 18th, 2018

Kylie Jenner Torn Over Difficult Godmother Decision Between Kim & Khloe Kardashian - Hollywood Life

Hollywood LifeKylie Jenner Torn Over Difficult Godmother Decision Between Kim & Khloe KardashianHollywood LifeDecisions decisions. Kylie Jenner is torn over which famous sister to name as her baby's godmother. We've got EXCLUSIVE details on how she wants it to be Kim or Khloe. A child's godparents are symbolic gestures, and usually go to a close friend or ...Has The Kardashian/Jenner Pregnancy Hysteria Gone Too Far? Ask Kendall Jenner!PerezHilton.comKardashian Conspiracy Theories: Was Kylie Jenner Missing From the Family Christmas Card Because She Had Given ...E! OnlineKendall Jenner NOT Pregnant, Despite “Baby Bump” SpeculationGossip CopIn Touch Weekly -Entertainment Tonight -Radar Online -Metroall 113 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsDec 29th, 2017

Catherine Zeta-Jones Talks Playing Drug Lord Griselda Blanco in "Cocaine Godmother" at MIPCOM!

Catherine Zeta-Jones keeps it chic and sophisticated while arriving at a press conference for her upcoming Lifetime original movie Cocaine Godmother held during 2017 MIPCOM on Tuesday (October 17) in Cannes, France. The film is directed by Guillermo Navarro and is based on the life of Miami drug lord Griselda Blanco (Zeta-Jones), one of the [...] Catherine Zeta-Jones keeps it chic and sophisticated while arriving at a press conference for her upcoming Lifetime original movie Cocaine Godmother held during 2017 MIPCOM on Tuesday (October 17) in Cannes, France. The film is directed by Guillermo Navarro and is based on the life of Miami drug lord Griselda Blanco (Zeta-Jones), one of the original “Cocaine Cowboys” who pioneered the drug trade between Colombia and the U.S. in the 70s and 80s. “[The goal is] not to homogenize her or find a sympathetic quality, because I don’t think she had one. I applaud Lifetime and A+E. It would have been easy to rose-tint this story,” Catherine expressed at the press conference (via Deadline). “There was something fantastic about how she was the boss in a dangerous man’s world,” Catherine continued. “You gotta give it to her. I remember saying as bad as she is, I’m going to make people kind of like her.”.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredOct 17th, 2017

Miley Cyrus Channels Godmother Dolly Parton on The Tonight Show (and Jimmy Fallon Nails Kenny Rogers!) - PEOPLE.com

PEOPLE.comMiley Cyrus Channels Godmother Dolly Parton on The Tonight Show (and Jimmy Fallon Nails Kenny Rogers!)PEOPLE.comThe Queen of Country would be proud! During Wednesday's continuation of “Miley Week” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, 24-year-old Cyrus channeled her legendary godmother, Dolly Parton, as she teamed up with Jimmy Fallon to recreate ...Miley Cyrus finally gets to hug Hillary Clinton, pens emotional thank-you note on 'Fallon'USA TODAYMiley Cyrus channels Dolly Parton for 'Islands in the Stream' with Jimmy FallonEW.com (blog)Miley Cyrus Cries Writing Hillary Clinton a Thank You NoteE! OnlineBillboard -Mashable -Hollywood Reporter -Hollywood Lifeall 304 news articles ».....»»

Category: break-upsSource: tmzOct 5th, 2017

Paris Jackson Announces Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation Ambassadorship at Global Citizen Live!

Paris Jackson is following in her godmother’s footsteps – she is now an ambassador for the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (E.T.A.F.), which the late actress founded in 1991 and which funds organizations worldwide that support comprehensive sexual-health education, HIV criminalization reform, and more. On stage at Global Citizen Live! on Monday (September 19) in New [...] Paris Jackson is following in her godmother’s footsteps – she is now an ambassador for the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (E.T.A.F.), which the late actress founded in 1991 and which funds organizations worldwide that support comprehensive sexual-health education, HIV criminalization reform, and more. On stage at Global Citizen Live! on Monday (September 19) in New York City, the 19-year-old model and actress stood with Xavier Bettle, the openly gay and married Prime Minister of Luxembourg, to publicly pledge her 100% support to fighting the AIDS pandemic. “Thirty years ago, almost to the day, our then-president Ronald Reagan would not speak about AIDS publicly while the pandemic was wreaking havoc within the gay community; he wouldn’t even say the word…AIDS,” Paris told the audience (via Vanity Fair). “Elizabeth Taylor was having none of that. She wasn’t going to let this crisis run wild as it directly impacted her friends & loved ones, those the administration considered discardable. Undaunted, she went to DC and spoke as loud as she could. From the Oval Office to testifying in front of Congress, Elizabeth would not be silenced. Her tireless efforts led to Ronald Reagan finally uttering the word AIDS publicly in 1987.” “Here we are decades later, living under a president who lost the popular vote and has proven himself to have the compassion and empathy of a dead flashlight battery,” Paris continued. “His budget proposes slashing healthcare funding for HIV/AIDS worldwide. So now, here I am hearing my Godmother’s voice, urging me to be heard and not allow all that’s been accomplished, in finding the cure, to fall by the wayside. But listen…I’ve got real news for him. None of us were discardable in 1987, and none of us are discardable now.” Paris was joined at the event by Annie Lennox, Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Paul Shaffer, Michael Moore and rapper French Montana. FYI: Paris is wearing L’AGENCE......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredSep 19th, 2017

FBI Says It Has Recovered Stolen Ruby Slippers, Missing For 13 Years - NPR

NPRFBI Says It Has Recovered Stolen Ruby Slippers, Missing For 13 YearsNPRThirteen years ago, a pair of ruby slippers from the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz were stolen from a Minnesota museum. Now, the FBI says the search is over. It was a classic smash-and-grab in August 2005: Some unknown thief or thieves broke in through ...No place like the rightful home: FBI finds stolen ruby slippers from 'Wizard of Oz'Washington Post13 years after they were stolen, Dorothy's ruby slippers have been found, the FBI saysCNNStolen Wizard of Oz ruby slippers recovered after 13-year searchEW.comFox News -Today.com -Minnesota Public Radio News -New York Timesall 220 news articles ».....»»

Category: break-upsSource: tmzSep 4th, 2018

Dorothy's Ruby Slippers Were Stolen 13 Years Ago. Now They've Been Found. - New York Times

New York TimesDorothy's Ruby Slippers Were Stolen 13 Years Ago. Now They've Been Found.New York TimesLOS ANGELES — It's taken far more than three clicks of the heels to bring the ruby slippers back home. Thirteen years ago, the famed red-sequined heels from “The Wizard of Oz” were mysteriously stolen from the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids, ...Stolen Wizard of Oz ruby slippers recovered after 13-year searchEW.comStolen ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in 'Wizard of Oz' found 13 years later, FBI saysUSA TODAYFBI recovers stolen ruby slippers from 'Wizard of Oz,' ending years-long searchABC NewsMinneapolis Star Tribune -Minnesota Public Radio News -Grand Forks Herald -National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institutionall 91 news articles ».....»»

Category: break-upsSource: tmzSep 4th, 2018

The Duggar Sisters Want Josh To Keep His Hands Out Of Their Lawsuit!

Not all The Duggars can play the victim card. Back in May, Jill Dillard, Jinger Vuolo, Jessa Seewald, and Joy-Anna Duggar filed a lawsuit against police and county officials in Springdale and Washington County, Arkansas, as well as the publishers of In Touch, for releasing police documents revealing Josh Duggar sexually assaulted members of his family. The [...] Not all The Duggars can play the victim card. Back in May, Jill Dillard, Jinger Vuolo, Jessa Seewald, and Joy-Anna Duggar filed a lawsuit against police and county officials in Springdale and Washington County, Arkansas, as well as the publishers of In Touch, for releasing police documents revealing Josh Duggar sexually assaulted members of his family. The sisters argued their lawsuit was "about protecting children who are victims of abuse," stating that under Arkansas laws, police are forbidden from divulging any information about sexual misconduct involving children. Related: Joy-Anna & Husband Austin Forsyth Are Expecting! The case was so airtight, even their abuser wanted in! A month later, it was revealed Josh was looking to join his sisters' lawsuit over feeling "victimized and forced to relieve the painful and difficult circumstances of a traumatic experience" from the controversy. But unfortunately for Josh, the girls don't think his "traumatic experience" suddenly makes him a victim in the case where he's really the perpetrator. The Counting On stars have revealed they want a judge to deny their big bro's request to join their lawsuit. New court docs obtained by E! News state Josh's presence next to his victims will "confuse" the jury: "Deciding claims based on protecting victims of sex crimes from disclosure, while at the same time, having those claims consolidated with the perpetrator of those crimes will be confusing to the jury. It would be next to impossible for a jury to ignore the perpetrator sitting next to the victims, yet decide the different issues, different claims and different damages that apply for victims as compared to perpetrator. Consolidation would undoubtedly give the false impression that the victims and the perpetrator are 'in this together.'" Translation: keep your hands out of this one, Joshy! While a judge has yet to rule on this case, another line from the docs reveal the girls would feel traumatized just by being next to their abuser in court: "Forcing the victims to join their claims with their perpetrator's claims would further traumatize the very victims Arkansas law is designed to protect." Looks like Josh can't count on the fam to have his back forever. [Image via TLC.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonSep 8th, 2017

74-Year-Old Mick Jagger Is Dating A 23-Year-Old!

Rocking the cradle, much?? According to an US Weekly source, 74-year-old Mick Jagger is dating 23-year-old film producer Noor Alfallah! If you do the math, that's a 51-year age difference! Related: Here's More Deets On The Rolling Stones Biopic! An insider says The Rolling Stones frontman and the UCLA grad school graduate have been seeing each other for [...] Rocking the cradle, much?? According to an US Weekly source, 74-year-old Mick Jagger is dating 23-year-old film producer Noor Alfallah! If you do the math, that's a 51-year age difference! Related: Here's More Deets On The Rolling Stones Biopic! An insider says The Rolling Stones frontman and the UCLA grad school graduate have been seeing each other for a little over a month, and the two were spotted in Paris last week. Apparently, Alfallah is friends with tons of celebs, including controversial film producer Brett Ratner! As we reported, last year, Jagger became a dad for the EIGHTH time when his then-29-year-old girlfriend Melanie Hamrick gave birth. Mick definitely has a type! [Image via Franck Castel/News Pictures/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonNov 1st, 2017

Ryan Phillippe Denies Beating Ex — Who Is Now Suing For Over $1 Million!

We now have more details on the claims that Ryan Phillippe assaulted his ex-girlfriend — and a response. As we reported, Elsie Hewitt got an Emergency Protective Order after telling police Ryan had attacked her during an argument. According to The Blast, she's not just looking for protection; she also filed a lawsuit against the Shooter star. Related: [...] We now have more details on the claims that Ryan Phillippe assaulted his ex-girlfriend -- and a response. As we reported, Elsie Hewitt got an Emergency Protective Order after telling police Ryan had attacked her during an argument. According to The Blast, she's not just looking for protection; she also filed a lawsuit against the Shooter star. Related: Mario Lopez Was Assaulted At A Las Vegas Spa By A 'Known Troublemaker' The lawsuit provides more info on the fight, detailing that Ryan was jealous after a party in which Elsie says other men were paying attention to her while he was being "ignored." Elsie says she was returning to Ryan's house to pick up some things the next day, and she found him there drunk. In fact, Hewitt claims in her lawsuit that the star is a habitual substance abuser, listing heavier drugs like "cocaine, ecstasy, psychedelic mushrooms, and steroids" among his vices, saying: "Phillippe increasingly combined these drugs with excessive alcohol consumption and often exhibited symptoms attendant of poly drug and alcohol abuse, including mood swings and bouts of anger." As for the assault, the lawsuit says Ryan grabbed her "so tightly that his grip left heavy bruises on her arm" and threw her down the stairs; then he grabbed her and threw her down the stairs again. She says he screamed at her: "Get the fuck out of my house you crazy cunt." Geez. This is all really disgusting behavior, and it really sounds like Hewitt should be pressing charges. She already has photographic documentation of her injuries in her lawsuit. As of now, all we know is that she is asking for damages north of one million dollars. Related: Kevin Hart's Extortionist Wanted To Expose Him As A Cheater So how is Ryan responding to all this? The Blast's sources say Ryan's story goes like this: He broke up with her, and she showed up to his house days later -- and it was Elsie who was under the influence. She fell down the stairs on her own as he was removing her from the premises. Hmm. These stories are definitely lining up on certain details -- and then completely off on others. And the truth is hiding in there somewhere. [Image via Instagram/Michael Wright/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonSep 18th, 2017

Blac Chyna’s Mom Comes For Wendy Williams In $1 Million Lawsuit!

Amid Blac Chyna's newest lawsuit against the entire Kardashian/Jenner family, it's been revealed her momma is facing a legal battle of her own! Tokyo Toni filed a hand-written lawsuit against Wendy Williams and her show's producers, asking for $1 million in damages for defamation, slander, and harassment. According to The Blast, the suit was filed October 5, [...] Amid Blac Chyna's newest lawsuit against the entire Kardashian/Jenner family, it's been revealed her momma is facing a legal battle of her own! Tokyo Toni filed a hand-written lawsuit against Wendy Williams and her show's producers, asking for $1 million in damages for defamation, slander, and harassment. According to The Blast, the suit was filed October 5, but details about it are just coming to light as she claims Wendy has continued to trash her on The Wendy Williams Show, despite her attempts to ask her to stop. Related: The KarJenners Hit Back At Chyna's Battery Allegations The former radio personality last talked Tokyo on an October 4 episode with Whitney Cummings, with the comedian and writer joking she's a "gold-digger." But Wendy has previously talked about the Rob & Chyna star's parent in previous episodes. Chyna's mom claims she's being harassed so badly by the 53-year-old she can't sleep or eat, and that the stress of it all is affecting her relationships and her work as an Uber/Lyft driver. She says her health has declined due to it, adding she was hospitalized last December: "I am highly depressed & blood pressure up." She also claims in the docs, "I have never been so humiliated and shamed in my entire life. I am a humanitarian!!!" Therefore, Toni is seeking $1 million in damages. We'll continue to keep you updated. [Image via Facebook/Media Punch.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonOct 19th, 2017

Nun In Never-Ending Convent Lawsuit Against Katy Perry Drops Dead In Court At A Hearing For The Case

Remember that lawsuit pitting Katy Perry against a group of nuns and a restaurant owner over an eight-acre convent property in El Lay? It feels like we've been reporting on this never-ending lawsuit for years. (Oh wait! We HAVE been reporting on this lawsuit for years.) Well, here's a shocking — and sad — turn to the [...] Remember that lawsuit pitting Katy Perry against a group of nuns and a restaurant owner over an eight-acre convent property in El Lay? It feels like we've been reporting on this never-ending lawsuit for years. (Oh wait! We HAVE been reporting on this lawsuit for years.) Well, here's a shocking -- and sad -- turn to the story. Related: Watch This Immediately-Memorable Moment For Katy On Idol On Friday afternoon, one of the nuns -- Sister Catherine Rose Holzman -- was in court for a post-judgment hearing on the case when she died. Like, per TMZ, the woman literally died while in court about the convent property. So, so bizarre -- and very sad. Apparently, shortly before her death, Holzman had spoken out once more against Perry -- who eventually won the lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Los Angeles over the property -- by saying to the media: "We asked [Hollister, the restaurant owner] to save us, to buy the property. She had nothing to do with forcing herself on us. And to Katy Perry, please stop. It's not doing anyone any good except hurting a lot of people." Well, now it's over, for Holzman, at least. All media reports suggest she collapsed at some point while at court on Friday afternoon, and was pronounced dead a few minutes later. Very, very unsettling. She was 89 years old. Rest in peace... [Image via FayesVision/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonMar 10th, 2018

ATTN: American People! Here Is The Next Big Scandal Donald Trump Will Probably Get Away With!

We hope you're sitting down for this: Fox News is being sued… and it's NOT for sexual harassment! No, the latest legal trouble to plague the network is about Donald Trump's favorite subject: fake news. In case you haven't heard the story of how a young Democratic National Committee staffer named Seth Rich was the one who [...] We hope you're sitting down for this: Fox News is being sued... and it's NOT for sexual harassment! No, the latest legal trouble to plague the network is about Donald Trump's favorite subject: fake news. In case you haven't heard the story of how a young Democratic National Committee staffer named Seth Rich was the one who gave the DNC info to WikiLeaks, good -- because it's complete bullshit. Related: Sean Hannity Lost A LOT Of Advertisers After Spreading The Story! Even Fox retracted the story after a week, after a groundswell of offense -- see, Rich was murdered tragically young and was unable to defend himself. Of course, right wing conspiracy theorists used this as part of the narrative; he must have been murdered by the evil Democrats. Disgusting. Fox News tarnished the name of a dead man for what? Ratings? Nope. According to a new lawsuit filed on Tuesday, it was about distracting the American public from the Russia investigation -- and at least one person involved said TRUMP SIGNED OFF ON IT. Former police detective and sometime Fox News paid commentator Rod Wheeler claims in his suit that the story was knowingly fabricated by a reporter named Malia Zimmerman and a wealthy Trump supporter named Ed Butowsky to "establish that Seth Rich provided WikiLeaks with the DNC emails to shift the blame from Russia." Butowsky openly admits he reached out to Rich's parents and convinced them to let him hire Wheeler to investigate the murder. But according to the lawsuit, it was NOT to find the truth, but because they already had the story planned and wanted a credible source: "Specifically, it was their aim to have Mr. Wheeler confirm that: Seth Rich was responsible for the leak of DNC emails to WikiLeaks; and Seth Rich was murdered by a Democrat operative because he leaked the emails to WikiLeaks." Wheeler and Butowsky even met with Sean Spicer to give him updates on the investigation; Spicer admits the meeting took place but says the President didn't know about it. But that's not what Butowsky said at the time. In a text message sent to Wheeler at the time, Butowsky explicitly refers to Trump approving the story: Butowsky now claims he was kidding about the President's involvement. Interesting how often they use that excuse, isn't it? That same excuse cyber bullies and Twitter trolls always use. Huh. BTW, there are also voicemails available with the same confirmations. He doesn't sound like he's "kidding." If this is true, the President is partially responsible not just for spreading fake news but for CREATING it. Related: 10 Times Donald Trump Helped Spread Fake News! When Wheeler didn't give Butowsky exactly what he wanted, the lawsuit says, Zimmerman wrote up the article with fake quotes from Wheeler, including: "My investigation up to this point shows there was some degree of email exchange between Seth Rich and Wikileaks." This article and these quotes became the basis of Fox News' reporting on the story. According to the lawsuit, Butowsky had a hand in that as well, coaching the hosts of Fox and Friends on how to talk about it. Afterward Wheeler came out against Fox News, saying he had been misquoted. Eventually the network had no choice but to retract. Even though Fox News pulled the story, which appears to have no basis in fact, Butowsky kept it going. He tweeted: "Fox News story was pulled b/c Rod Wheeler said [he] didn't say a quote ... How much did DNC pay him?" Of course. Because anyone who denies the story is part of the coverup. Now Wheeler is suing over the tarnishing of his name. According to the suit: "Wheeler was subsequently forced to correct the false record and, as a result, lost all credibility in the eyes of the public. Mr. Wheeler has suffered irreparable damage to his reputation and his career will likely never recover." Well, he's right about that. And yet somehow Zimmerman is still working on stories for Fox News... Video: Late Night Hosts Bid Farewell To Fired Anthony Scaramucci The troubled network is already defending itself against the claims. President of news Jay Wallace released a statement saying: "The accusation that FoxNews.com published Malia Zimmerman's story to help detract from coverage of the Russia collusion issue is completely erroneous. The retraction of this story is still being investigated internally and we have no evidence that Rod Wheeler was misquoted by Zimmerman. Additionally, Fox News vehemently denies the race discrimination claims in the lawsuit — the dispute between Zimmerman and Rod Wheeler has nothing to do with race." So was Trump a part of all this? Was he willing to spread false information to distract from his own political problems, to blame a murder victim to defend himself? Well, we are talking about a man who takes money from children's cancer charities, so it's not the greatest leap. [Image via FoxNews.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonAug 1st, 2017

Judy Garland's Stolen Ruby Slippers From 'Wizard of Oz' Recovered - Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood ReporterJudy Garland's Stolen Ruby Slippers From 'Wizard of Oz' RecoveredHollywood ReporterA pair of ruby slippers used in The Wizard of Oz and later stolen from a Minnesota museum were recovered in a sting operation after a man approached the shoes' insurer and said he could help get them back, the FBI said Tuesday. The slippers were on ...No place like the rightful home: FBI finds stolen ruby slippers from 'Wizard of Oz'Washington PostHow Judy Garland's ruby slippers from 'The Wizard of Oz' were recovered after 13 yearsUSA TODAYThere's No Place Like Home! The Wizard of Oz's Ruby Slippers Found 13 Years After TheftPEOPLE.comHuffPost -Entertainment Tonight -NPR -Rolling Stoneall 504 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsSep 5th, 2018

No place like the rightful home: FBI finds stolen ruby slippers from 'Wizard of Oz' - Washington Post

Washington PostNo place like the rightful home: FBI finds stolen ruby slippers from 'Wizard of Oz'Washington PostA rare pair of red sequined slippers that Judy Garland wore in the classic film “The Wizard of Oz” have been found, the FBI announced Tuesday, nearly 13 years after the legendary shoes were stolen from the actress's birthplace. The shoes, estimated to ...13 years after they were stolen, Dorothy's ruby slippers have been found, the FBI saysCNNStolen ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in 'Wizard of Oz' found 13 years later, FBI saysUSA TODAYStolen Wizard of Oz ruby slippers recovered after 13-year searchEW.comToday.com -Minnesota Public Radio News -New York Times -Newsweekall 195 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: tmzSep 4th, 2018