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21 Jul 2011 14:14


Politics: John Edwards owes federal government lots of ca$h or something

  • $2.3million owed back to the Feds for his election fail source
  • » Yeah, you weren’t entitled to those matching funds: The main issue that Edwards faces is that he received federal matching funds up the wazoo — funds which he didn’t end up using and now has to pay back. But that said, it’s not even the worst issue our boy is facing — see, he recently got indicted on felony charges involving his reported usage of $900,000 to hide his pregnant mistress, Rielle Hunter, from sight.

18 May 2011 21:09


Culture: Arnold Schwarzenegger had two kids by two women in one week

  • 09/27/97 the birthdate of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s youngest son with wife Maria Shriver
  • 10/02/97 the birthdate of Arnold’s son with his former housemaid; her husband left her three weeks later source
  • » This makes things even more awkward: According to birth records released regarding Mildred Patricia Baena’s child with the former governor, he was born less than a week after Maria Shriver had a child of her own. The actor has supported the child since his birth. The superstar actor, who is taking this hard, “is doing everything he can to take full responsibility to take all of the spotlight off his children and wife,” according to a CNN source close to Schwarzenegger. Still though, it’s kinda tough to do so with this kind of scandal. This is pretty weird, right?

17 May 2011 10:11


Culture: On Arnold Schwarzenegger’s mind-blowing out-of-wedlock bomb

  • So yeah, that was kind of an atomic bomb of a news story TMZ just dropped, eh? It says a lot that the revelation that Arnold Schwarzenegger had a child out of wedlock would be shocking if he was just a movie star. (Over a decade ago, but still.) Problem is, though, he’s a former California governor, and as a result, the standard is way higher. Plus, he was married to a Kennedy! Anyway, here’s the apology: “I understand and deserve the feelings of anger and disappointment among my friends and family,” he said. “There are no excuses and I take full responsibility for the hurt I have caused. I have apologized to Maria, my children and my family. I am truly sorry.” Considering he’s done with political life, will this hurt his career going forward? Or will his now-revived movie career survive the revelation? (photo via the Port of San Diego‘s Flickr page) source

07 Jan 2011 10:13


Politics: Did John Edwards get engaged recently? If so, save the date!

  • claim The National Enquirer reports that John Edwards is engaged to Rielle Hunter, which would be awful timing considering his estranged wife just died like a month ago.
  • denial Edwards’ family denies the allegations, which have more heft because, well, the National Enquirer surprisingly broke the original Rielle Hunter story. source

06 Jan 2011 10:28


Politics: He deserved it: Elizabeth Edwards took John out of will

  • six days before Elizabeth Edwards died, she took her estranged husband John out of the will
  • no he is not listed as guardian of the youngest children, either – that job went to oldest sister Catharine source

11 Dec 2010 22:05


Culture: Elizabeth Edwards remembered warmly during funeral

  • She would do anything in the world to protect all of us, no matter what the personal cost was to her.
  • Catharine Edwards • Speaking during a eulogy for her mother, Elizabeth.  As you might guess, today was a particularly somber day for the Edwards family, but it was one that the family was well-prepared for. Elizabeth wrote a years-in-the-works letter to her kids which included this message: “You are complete joy to me. I hope you will always know that. Wherever I am, wherever you are, I have my arms wrapped around you.” If only more parents cared this much about their families. In related news, John Edwards was there, too. source

07 Dec 2010 21:21


Culture: Elizabeth Edwards: During the worst of times, she found silver lining

  • It was that attitude we’re going to always look for the silver lining. It is who we are as people and we’ll continue to do it.
  • Elizabeth Edwards • Speaking in 2007 about her breast cancer, which eventually led to her death this morning. Maybe some of this goes into ploy territory, but the fact of the matter is, Edwards worked 16-hour days while taking chemotherapy pills during her now-estranged husband’s campaign – after which, things got even worse in her personal life. A woman who has had this much bad stuff happen to her, while still looking for that silver lining, isn’t a victim. She’s a hero. Remember that, guys. source

06 Dec 2010 21:05


Culture: Elizabeth Edwards somehow upbeat despite sobering prognosis

  • I have found that in the simple act of living with hope, and in the daily effort to have a positive impact in the world, the days I do have are made all the more meaningful and precious. And for that I am grateful.
  • Elizabeth Edwards • In a Facebook post where she talks about the spread of her cancer. She reportedly only has weeks to live. So, to remind you guys, this lady spent like a decade propping up John Edwards’ political career only to get dumped when she had cancer so the former vice presidential candidate to shack up with the mother of his out-of-wedlock baby? And now she’s going to die soon? How unkind is this world? The fact that she has a single positive bone left in her body, let alone the sincere heart shown here, is amazing. And John Edwards is a crappy human being who doesn’t deserve any of the success he’s had. (Sorry, we were angry. And now we’re very sad. We have a lot of respect for Elizabeth Edwards. You should too.) source

06 Oct 2010 22:15


Politics: Feds issue fresh subpoenas in John Edwards sex scandal

  • bad John Edwards has spent the last couple of years attempting to move on after a very public love-child scandal. It hasn’t been so easy for him.
  • worse Federal investigators are still on the case, issuing subpoenas to see if he used campaign funds to pay for Rielle Hunter’s love nest. So yeah, it could get worse. source

30 Jun 2010 21:50


Politics: You happy, National Enquirer? Al Gore massage case reopened

  • Because it’s going to go somewhere … yeah. Thanks to all the new attention the massage/sexual assault report has been getting, the Portland Police Department reopened the case today. Gore’s people are optimistic that it won’t hurt the former presidential wannabe, with one spokesperson saying reopened the case “will only benefit Mr. Gore.” In other news, we wonder what fellow National Enquirer-outed presidential wannabe (and Lindsay Lohan wannabe) John Edwards has been up to lately … source