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- “Big Ben” Ben Roethlisberger, the Pittsburgh Steelers QB and Super Bowl-winner, has been accused of sexual assault by a woman in Nevada. The accuser is a casino employee who says he assaulted her last year after she came upstairs to fix a TV in his hotel suite. [NY Post] — Uh, oh. Will this be the Kobe circus redux?
- A female construction worker in New York City is suing JP Morgan Chance and others for sexual harassment to the tune of $20 million. She says they did not adequately respond to her when she complained about being groped and propositioned by a coworker. [NY Daily News]
- The vote on Sonia Sotomayor‘s confirmation to the Supreme Court is expected to take place on July 28, and she would be confirmed shortly afterward. The court is supposed to reconvene in early September. [Washington Post]
Poor Erin Andrews: some creep filmed the ESPN reporter — without her permission — naked in a hotel room and circulated the pervy vid on the Internet. The video, which has been pulled offline by many sites, may have been shot with a handheld camera because it allegedly moves back and forth across the room, following Andrews as she walks around. Ew.
Apparently investigators don’t even know which hotel Andrews stayed in at the time of the taping, which makes the likelihood of catching this peeping Tom close to zero. But even suckier is ABC’s claim that only 19 states have laws banning surreptitiously taping someone. [ABC News]
Reading comments on news articles about Andrews’ peeping Tom nightmare is not for the faint of heart. Some people are rating Andrews’ hotness, while others are complaining the video camera didn’t have a sharper focus. My favorite are the ones pointing out how Andrews once wore a low-cut dress in the locker room while reporting on a Cubs/Brewers game. Because that makes some creep videotaping her naked OK, obvi. Keep reading »
It seems like a lot of actresses over 40 are stripping naked for roles these days. Sandra Bullock did it in “The Proposal,” Marisa Tomei got nakey in “The Wrestler” and “Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead,” Mary-Louise Parker took it all off on “Weeds,” Diane Keaton stripped in “Something’s Gotta Give,” and Kathy Bates went sans clothes in “About Schmidt.” What’s up with these relative oldsters getting undressed for the big and little screens? [ABC News] Keep reading »
Unlike the other YouTube video he put out in May, where he plugs his new album and tells his fans, “I ain’t a monster,” this video is a clearly scripted and exactly two minutes long. He looks remorseful. He pleads for sympathy. He apologizes to Rihanna, his fans, and everyone else he disappointed when he assaulted her earlier this year. He even says he hopes to be worthy of the phrase “role model” some day. It’s the PR-iest of PR scripts a PR person could dream up.
Maybe you ain’t a monster, Chris, but you could have done a lot better. Keep reading »
Chris Brown—you know, the guy who got his wrist slapped for beating the crap out of Rihanna earlier this year — just released a video on his You Tube page where he apologizes for “the incident,” as he calls it.
He makes lots of references to his mom and his spiritual teachers and how he grew up in a home with domestic violence. Sorry, but it’s still too little, too late, for me. What about you? Keep reading »
- Taxpayer money might pay for abortions under Obama’s proposed health care plan, according to Peter Orzag, the White House budget director. However, Orzag added that using taxpayer money that way could be so controversial that a decision has not been made about it yet. [NY Times]
- Rep. John Adams of Ohio introduced a bill in the state legislature last week which would require written consent from the father before an abortion can be performed. If the mom doesn’t know the father’s identity, the abortion would not be allowed. [Feministing] — Hmm, wonder if a woman has to get “permission” if she is raped, too?
More proof that awful people don’t go away, they just get book deals: Carrie Prejean, former Miss California and the runner-up in this year’s Miss USA pageant who publicly tussled with Perez Hilton over gay marriage, just nailed herself a book deal.
Still Standing, out this November, will tell the story of the 22-year-old beauty queen’s scrapes and misadventures as she gets her boob job paid for by the Miss California Organization, defends herself against topless pics, says gays don’t deserve the same rights as straight people, and eventually loses her crown for “contract violations.”