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To Catch A Cheater: National Enquirer Says It Has Video Proof Of Chris Hansen’s Philandering

Chris Hansen knows all about catching people red-handed on camera. Since 2004, as the host of “To Catch a Predator,” he’s worked with law enforcement as they pose as underage girls online and ask pedophiles to meet them at home. When the front door opens—bam!—there’s Hansen and a camera crew. The dudes do some seriously awkward verbal backpedaling before they are cuffed. Well, apparently, this time Hansen is the one caught on camera. The National Enquirer claims to have footage that shows he’s cheating on his wife. Keep reading »

Tobey Maguire Sued Over Illegal Poker Games

I sort of love the idea of richie rich celebrities gathering in swank hotel rooms for illegal high-stakes poker games with an $100,000 minimum buy-in. Apparently, this is what Tobey Maguire, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, and other assorted Hollywood high-rollers have been up to. I imagine there were lots of cigars at these games, not to mention tomfoolery that would make a gossip columnist drool all over themselves.

So how did we find out about these underground poker games? Because Maguire, along with Nick Cassavettes (the director of “The Notebook”) and Gabe Kaplan (the star of “Welcome Back Kotter,” who I’m guessing is like the crazy older uncle of the group) just got sued over them. Keep reading »

45 Things We’ve Learned From Sex Scandals

Over the past few years working at The Frisky, I have covered an exorbitant number of sex scandals. It’s pretty clear to all of us that sex scandals are cropping up more and more frequently, for both politicians and celebrities. It’s unclear whether people are stepping out more on their marriages, or if technology (texting, Twitter, Facebook) leaves people more vulnerable to being caught, or if our 15-seconds-of-fame culture leads second and third parties to step forward and soak up the limelight more than they would have in the past. But it’s clear that something is certainly up. Insert Weiner joke here.

Oddly, through the sex scandal onslaught, I feel like we’ve learned an awful lot. After the jump, 45 lessons—both big and small—that recent sex scandals have taught us. Who knew they were so educational? Keep reading »

Quickies: Anthony Weiner Resigns & Jesse James May Have Split From Kat Von D

  • Rep. Anthony Weiner took a break from “sexting” rehab or wherever he is and resigned as a member of U.S. Congress. Thank God we don’t have to read any more “weiner/wiener” puns. [The Week]
  • Selena Gomez blames junk food for her recent hospital visit, not potent Bieber sperm. [The Superficial]
  • Oh no! Prince Hot Ginge is going back to Afghanistan, farther away from us. Prince Harry, noooooo! [ONTD]
  • Still haven’t settled on a Father’s Day gift? How about cologne that smells like BBQ? [Today]
  • Style tips for gals who sweat. A lot. (Ahem, Amelia.) [Already Pretty]

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Mildred Baena, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Former Mistress, Gives Her First Interview

It was only a matter of time before Mildred “Patty” Baena, the woman suspected of carrying Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s love child, talked to the press. She has given her first interview to an unusual source, the UK’s Hello magazine. In the article, Mildred explains that she didn’t know right off the bat that her 13-year-old son, Joseph, was Arnold’s son. “It was as Joseph grew and I started to see the resemblance that I wondered. It became more apparent as time went on,” she said.

So how did she break the news to Joseph? Keep reading »

Elizabeth Taylor And Richard Burton’s Love Story To Become A Movie

Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton had one of the most tumultuous celebrity romances of all time. I mean, not so many couples get divorced twice—you know? Elizabeth and Richard first met in 1962 while she played everyone’s favorite lady pharaoh and he took on the role of Marc Antony in “Cleopatra.” They were both married to other people at the time, but their intense chemistry was too much to resist and they began an affair. Two years later, they married. But things weren’t happily ever, as seems pretty obvious when you see them in “Who’s Afraid of Virgina Woolf?”—it’s like their intense love/hate of each other seemed to ooze off-screen. In 1974, they divorced, only to remarry 16 months later. A year after that, they were dunzo for real.

Elizabeth and Richard’s story was captured in the book Furious Love. And now it has been optioned by Paramount Pictures. Even better, Martin Scorcese is set to direct the pic. Keep reading »

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