You want to hear something absolutely weird? It turns out that Rielle Hunter — the woman who had an affair with John Edwards, had a child with him, and then wrote a book about it — lives just down the street from Paula Broadwell, the David Petraeus biographer who had an affair with the CIA director that ultimately led to his resignation from the organization. Both women live in the small enclave of Dilworth, a neighborhood in Charlotte, North Carolina. And it’s plausible — though not proven — that the two women could have met at some point.
So we decided to imagine what a conversation between the pair might be like…
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The mistress with the mostess Rielle Hunter must be taking lessons from the Bristol Palin School Of Whining About The Media Attention She So Dearly Loves. On both “Good Morning America” and “The View” (clips above!) — you know, two little-known programs you probably haven’t heard of! — Hunter says she and John Edwards have broken up because she is “tired of hiding” and complains about “media scrutiny.” All that awful, awful media scrutiny she is receiving for What Really Happened, her tell-all book about her affair with John Edwards! Keep reading »
“Did you really go up to John Edwards and say, ‘You’re hot?’” This is how Chris Cuomo starts his “20/20″ interview with Rielle Hunter, airing Friday at 10 p.m. on ABC. But I already know her answer. According to an excerpt of her new memoir What Really Happened: John Edwards, Our Daughter and Me(she shared a few passages from the book in this week’s issue of People), that’s exactly what she said. The “20/20″ preview ends with Rielle, a mischievous glint in her eye, saying, “You do crazy things when you’re in love.” Not all of us do, Rielle. Not all of us do. [Insert snide remark here about posing in GQ with stuffed animals]. Keep reading »
Oh, John Edwards, you never stop being entertaining, do you? Last week, various news reports suggested that there’s some trouble in the North Carolina courtroom where Edwards is on trial for allegedly using campaign funds to hide his pregnant mistress. Namely, he is flirting with an alternate juror. As ABC News put it:
[I]t has been impossible to ignore the dynamic between Edwards and one of the female alternates, an attractive young woman with jet-black hair, who seems to have been flirting with Edwards for days. The juror clearly instigated the exchanges. She smiles at him. He smiles politely back at her. She giggles. He blushes. Keep reading »