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Originally posted 12/25/2013 08:15AM
DIsgraced former New York governor Eliot Spitzer, who resigned from office in 2008 after it was revealed he was involved with prostitutes, announced in a joint statement with his wife late Tuesday that their 26-year marriage is over.
Originally posted 12/24/2013 08:40AM
One man in particular has faith in suspended Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson – the minister at his church and friend of more than 35 years, Mike Kellett.
Originally posted 12/23/2013 08:25AM
"I will not give or back off from my path."
Originally posted 12/20/2013 03:55PM
An ugly family dispute between Casey Kasem's children and their stepmom over access to their ailing father appears to be largely over.
In a Los Angeles Superior Court hearing Friday, attorneys for Kasem's daughter, Julie, 38, told a judge that she was withdrawing her request for legal control of her father's healthcare as part of a confidential visitation agreement.
"It's been resolved," Julie's attorney Andrew Katzenstein told PEOPLE following the hearing. "We're glad the case was able to settle."
Charles Kreindler, an attorney for stepmom Jean Kasem, stated: "Jeannie is very happy that the court proceeding has been dismissed and that a settlement agreement has been reached with regard to visitation. Jeannie is about to celebrate her 34th anniversary with Casey tomorrow, and his care, dignity, well-being and happiness are of primary importance."
Originally posted 12/18/2013 08:30PM
Duck Dynasty is down a star.
A&E, which airs the reality show that follows the duck-hunting and duck call-creating Robertson family, has suspended patriarch Phil Robertson indefinitely from filming following his anti-gay comments printed in GQ.
"We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson's comments in GQ, which are based on his own personal beliefs and not reflected in the series Duck Dynasty," says a statement from the network that was sent to PEOPLE. "His personal views in no way reflect those of A&E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community. The network has placed Phil under hiatus from filming indefinitely."
Originally posted 12/12/2013 07:35AM
The man who stood next to President Obama and other world leaders and faked sign language during Tuesday's memorial for Nelson Mandela says he suffers from schizophrenia and had an attack that caused him to hear voices and hallucinate on stage.
The man, identified as Thamsanqa Jantjie, 34, claims he is a real interpreter but that a schizophrenic episode caused him to lose concentration and start making meaningless signs, reports South Africa's Star newspaper.
"There was nothing I could do," Jantjie tells the paper. "I was alone in a very dangerous situation. I tried to control myself and not show the world what was going on. I am very sorry, it's the situation I found myself in."
Originally posted 12/11/2013 12:50PM
"Photos can lie."
So says the photographer who captured the image of President Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron and Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt as they took the now-famous group selfie at President Nelson Mandela's memorial in Johannesburg on Tuesday.
"Obama took his place amid these leaders who'd gathered from all corners of the globe," photographer Roberto Schmidt wrote on the global news agency blog, AFP.com. "Among them was British Prime Minister David Cameron, as well as a woman … I later learned was the Danish Prime Minister."
Originally posted 12/10/2013 04:30PM
Brandi Glanville offered an apology of sorts for what some have called racist remarks she made to fellow Housewife Joyce Giraud on a Palm Springs road trip captured on Monday's episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Glanville, calling in to Andy Cohen's Watch What Happens Live talk show on Monday, said her comments were "definitely inappropriate."
"It was definitely not sensitive and I apologize to anyone I offended," Glanville, 40, said by phone. "My friends and I joke with each other this way and they are from all different backgrounds so, I'm sorry. I guess TV is not ready for the real Brandi, but should I censor myself?"
Originally posted 12/08/2013 09:45AM
After a self-proclaimed "hard summer," during which she admitted to using a racial slur, was dropped by the Food Network and several sponsors, and endured rumors of marital discord, Paula Deen says she's looking forward to the new year.
"I'm gonna be really, really happy to see 2013 gone," Deen, 66, recently told about 200 guests at the Salvation Army Golden Kettle gala in Savannah, Ga. "There may be something in that number 13."
But as she reflected on the tumultuous year in front of the crowd, Deen called the past six months an "opportunity for me to grow."
Originally posted 12/07/2013 11:25AM
A few years ago, millions of viewers anxiously tuned in to catch an infamous MTV screaming match at then-Hollywood hot spot Les Deux that forever changed the relationship between best friends – and The Hills reality starlets – Lauren Conrad and Heidi Pratt.
Fast-forward to the present, Heidi (née Montag), 27, says the night that made "You know what you did" a household phrase is now water under the bridge.
"I've talked to [Lauren] a few times on the phone and we've caught up," Heidi told PEOPLE on Friday. "She's been really sweet. The last time we talked was like a year ago. I lost her number so I haven't been able to call her [recently]. I told her I got really caught up and I was sorry about how things happened. I told her I miss her and she told me she'd always be there for me."
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