It just gets worse for John Edwards, doesn’t it? First he got busted cheating on his wife and siring a love child. Then his mistress Rielle Hunter, with whom he made a sex tape, turned out to be cuckoo bananas. And now the family of the woman whose presidential campaign donation he allegedly used to financially support Hunter allegedly turned him away from her funeral. Page Six reports that the family of heiress Bunny Mellon, who donated $700,000 to the Edwards campaign in 2008, were none too pleased when Edwards and his adult daughter Cate showed up to her recent funeral in Virginia. “He was barred from entering,” the gossip page reports, citing NY Social Diary blogger David Patrick Columbia. After he was turned away, Edwards and his daughter watched the funeral onscreen with the “overflow crowd” at a nearby location. He then showed up at the cemetery and “was working the crowd near the graveside after the service,” according to Columbia. While there may be a bit of editorializing on the gossip reporters’ part, do any of us have a difficult time imagining John Edwards fielding dirty looks while he hobnobs with a bunch of old rich folks dressed in black? Ick. [Page Six] [Image via Getty]
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 »