Faye Grant May Have Tried To Use Stephen Collins’ Confession Tape For Extortion

  • Stephen Collins’ estranged wife Faye Grant, who recorded him confessing to molesting young girls, may have used the recording for attempted extortion. Collins’ lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, said in a statement, “Over the course of my representation of Stephen in the divorce case, Faye has repeatedly threatened to give this audiotape to the media unless Stephen agreed to pay her millions of dollars more than that to which she was legally entitled. When these demands were rebuffed, Faye attempted – without success – to peddle the tape to numerous different people. It appears that she finally found an audience for this tape – not surprisingly, on the eve of the trial in the divorce case where, again, she is seeking millions of dollars more than that to which she is legally entitled.” Kaplan seems to be missing the point that whether she did that or not, Collins is still an admitted child molester at the end of the day. [People]

  • Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth’s upcoming memoir, Girl in a Band, will share details of the band’s split in 2011 and her breakup with Thurston Moore. Besides those juicy tidbits it’ll also include typical interesting memoir stuff like the story of her childhood, her move to New York, and her daughter. The book will be released in February, get excited! [Rolling Stone]
  • Beyonce and Jay Z are recording their super-secret album together, which we have been super excited about for the last while. It will supposedly be released within the next few months in the same style as Bey’s epic surprise album last December. Rumor has it videos and maybe even a movie will be released with the album, and oh, by the way, Harvard Business School launched a study on their unusual release strategy. [Page Six]
  • Blake Lively routinely ignores Aziz Ansari’s texts. [Refinery 29]
  • Whole “racks of servers” at Twitter are dedicated to tweets about Justin Bieber, and he takes up 3% of the site’s server infrastructure at any given time. [Mashable]
  • Actress Nancy Lee Grahn (who stars on my beloved “General Hospital”) tweeted and then deleted a homophobic remark about Neil Patrick Harris playing a straight man in “Gone Girl.” Despite this, Grahn considers herself to be an actress for the gay community. Hmmm. [Brianne Chantal]
  • Courtney Love’s mom, Linda Carroll, said Courtney and Kurt Cobain “talked all the time. They had an ongoing conversation. They spoke each other’s languages…they talked so fast, and it was like they were just in each other’s pockets. They understood everything without effort.” [HuffPost]
  • “Mad Men” star Bryan Batt married his longtime partner Tom Cianfichi with costar Christina Hendricks in attendance. Mazel tov! [Us Weekly]
  • Mariah Carey texted Nas asking him to set up with her friends. Apparently, she’s ready to start dating again after her split from Nick Cannon! [Us Weekly]

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