Jennifer Lawrence on Nude Photo Leak: At Least I’m Not a Hermaphrodite!

Recently, Jennifer Lawrence spoke with Vanity Fair about the nude photo leak that eventually impacted hundreds of young female celebs.

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The first excerpts of her interview were released last week, and Lawrence demonstrated the sort of class and self-deprecating humor that we’ve come to expect from one of Hollywood’s most talented actresses.

She defended her right to privacy, spoke honestly about the shame and fear she experienced in the wake of the scandal, and called out the hackers responsible with eloquent indignation.

She was praised for her poise and bravery, and she helped put a human face on a crime in which millions were complicit.

A new portion of the interview that went public today, however, contains an offensive gaffe that has many in the LGBT community calling for an apology.

“At least I’m not a hermaphrodite,” Lawrence told the iconic lifestyle mag. “I could have been outed – Jennifer Lawrence, hermaphrodite.”

While Lawrence clearly meant for the comment to be taken as a joke, it’s struck many fans as insultingly transphobic.

Some believe Lawrence’s comment implies that being “outed” as a “hermaphrodite” would have been a worst-case scenario.

Given the struggles faced by transgender actresses like Laverne Cox, it’s not hard to see why Jennifer’s comments have been taken as hopelessly insensitive and derogatory to transgender and intersex individuals.

Lawrence has received support from countless fans and fellow celebs throughout her recent ordeal, and now many of her most ardent admirers find themselves hoping that she’ll return the favor by offering encouragement and a sincere apology to a segment of the population that faces daily discrimination.

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Rosie O’Donnell Wonders: Might John Grisham Be Into Child Porn?

John Grisham chose a somewhat odd cause to get behind this week.

In an interview with The Telegraph, the best-selling author brought up the topic of child pornography purveyors and said the following:

“We have prisons now filled with guys my age… who’ve never harmed anybody, would never touch a child, but they got online one night, started surfing around, probably had too much to drink or whatever, pushed the wrong buttons, went too far, and got into child porn.”

Amidst an understandable uproar once the remarks went viral, Grisham then issued an apology and an explanation.

“Anyone who harms a child for profit or pleasure, or who in any way participates in child pornography – online or otherwise – should be punished to the fullest extent of the law,” Grisham said.

He continued:

“My comments made two days ago during an interview with the British newspaper The Telegraph were in no way intended to show sympathy for those convicted of sex crimes, especially the sexual molestation of children. I can think of nothing more despicable. I regret having made these comments, and apologize to all.”

But Rosie O’Donnell wasn’t satisfied with this mea culpa during the opening segment of The View today.

“I accept your apology but I don’t believe in your [expletive] bull crap thing that you said before,” O’Donnell said. “Nobody accidentally stumbles onto child pornography.”

O’Donnell then alleged that Grisham must only know what he’s talking about from experience.

“If I were the police, I’d look at John Grisham‘s hard drive right now,” she said.

And, at that, co-panelist Whoopi Goldberg took the show to a commercial break.

What do you think of Grisham’s original comments and O’Donnell’s response? Did she cross a line in practically calling John Grisham a child porn lover?

Or did Grisham deserve it for having defended these purveyors in the first place?

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John Grisham Apologizes For Suggesting Child Porn Offenders Deserve Lesser Punishments

Best-selling author John Grisham is under fire today for remarks in which he implied that some child sex offenders face punishments that too harsh.

He’s now backtracking as fast as humanly possible.

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In a wide-ranging interview on the U.S. judicial system with The Telegraph (UK), Grisham said judges have “gone crazy” over the past 30 years.

By this he means that they’re locking up too many people, from white collar criminals to minorities on minor drug charges, and even those who view child porn.

“We have prisons now filled with guys my age. Sixty-year-old white men in prison who’ve never harmed anybody, would never touch a child,” he said.

“But they got online one night and started surfing around, probably had too much to drink or whatever, pushed the wrong buttons, went too far and got into child porn.”

Grisham, who is promoting his new book Gray Mountain, added, “These people haven’t hurt anybody. They deserve some punishment, but 10 years in prison?”

He went on to share the story of a friend from law school who was caught in a “sting” operation and served time in prison for downloading child pornography.

“His drinking was out of control, and he went to a website. It was labeled ’16-year-old wannabe hookers’ or something like that’ … So he went there.”

“Downloaded some stuff … it was 16-year-old girls who looked 30. He shouldn’t have done it. It was stupid, but it wasn’t 10-year-old boys.”

“He didn’t touch anything. And, God, a week later there was a knock on the door.”

“‘FBI!’ [It was all a sting] set up by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to catch people – sex offenders – and he went away to prison for three years.”

“I have no sympathy for real pedophiles,” he added, “God, please lock those people up. But so many of these guys do not deserve harsh prison sentences.”

After the obligatory backlash hit, Grisham said in a statement:

“Anyone who harms a child for profit or pleasure, or who in any way participates in child pornography – online or otherwise – should be punished to the fullest extent of the law.”

“My comments… were in no way intended to show sympathy for those convicted of sex crimes, especially the sexual molestation of children.”

“I can think of nothing more despicable,” the novelist added, and concluded, “I regret having made these comments, and apologize to all.”

While Grisham’s words might have been poorly chosen and timed, this sounds more like a broader commentary on the penal system than, say, Stephen Collins.

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Phaedra Parks Talks About Decision To Divorce Apollo Nida On ‘Ellen’

phaedra parks on ellenLast week Phaedra Parks’s rep announced that she was planning to divorce her incarcerated husband, Apollo Nida. Today Phaedra will appear on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show‘ to talk about her decision. Ellen asked some great questions, I thought. RELATED: Phaedra Parks plans to divorce Apollo Nida.

Phaedra insisted she had no idea Apollo was committing crimes.

I really didn’t. I mean, I work. I just got my fifth college degree. And so I’m pretty much an overachiever. I have two very small children. I just stopped breast-feeding three months ago. So, I didn’t have any idea this was going on until he called me and he said, ‘Hey, I’ve been arrested and I’m having this problem, but it’s not true.’ So I went out of my way to get him the best attorneys, the best investigators, and to do anything I could, because I’m an attorney myself and so I wanted him to have the best. So we could fight this together, but obviously it did not turn out like that.”

Ellen pointed out that Apollo was out on parole for another crime when they met, so didn’t that raise any red flags for her?

Well, to be honest, he had been to prison and he was a changed person. So the person I married, I thought he was changed.”

Phaedra has five college degrees and is an attorney but didn’t think anything of marrying and having children with a man who had just gotten out of prison? Apollo was paroled after his first conviction in 2009; they married shortly thereafter and had two sons (who are three and seventeen months). Well, I guess this just goes to show, we do see what we want to see. Ellen also asks her about her plans for divorce, having to raise her two sons alone, and the cheating rumors. Check out the clip below.

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Phaedra Parks ‘Real Housewives Of Atlanta’ Star Better Off Without Apollo Nida

The Real Housewives Tour Hits IndianaIt sounds like ‘Real Housewvies of Atlanta’ cast member Phaedra Parks doesn’t have any doubts about her decision to divorce Apollo Nida. He recently started serving an eight year prison sentence. People close to Phaedra are saying the split is her best option. RELATED: Phaedra Parks plans to divorce Apollo Nida.

A source told People:

Phaedra is really disappointed with how all of this has turned out.
“[T]his divorce is going to be the best thing for her. Apollo was always really jealous of her success and the fact that she was the breadwinner.”
“The really sad part is their two little boys having to go through all of this.
“She knows she will be better off without him. She’s a strong woman and a great mom and really adores her boys.”

I have to admit, I was surprised to learn Apollo served six years in prison for car theft, from 2003 – 2009. Phaedra and Apollo’s two sons are only four and one. This timeline suggests Phaedra and Apollo met and married soon after he got out of prison the first time. She moved awfully fast with a man with his past. I can see giving someone a second chance, but I’d take a relationship very slowly with a guy who had that past.

And considering that it takes time to actually be investigated and convicted of a crime (usually a couple of years) suggests Apollo started breaking the law soon after his release from prison.

If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck… Well, it’s hard to see through the rosy lens of love, though, isn’t it?

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Phaedra Parks Leaving An Office Building In New York
Phaedra Parks Leaving An Office Building In New York
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The Real Housewives Tour Hits Indiana
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The Real Housewives Tour Hits Indiana
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Scandal Season 4 Episode 3 Recap: Inside the Bubble

Heading into Scandal Season 4 Episode 3, Fitz’s second term has been focused on actual governing, specifically the Elliot Gun Control Act.

This may be great for America, but it’s less than ideal for those who turn into the crazy ABC drama each week for soap opera-like sex and shenanigans.

Did that change on “Inside the Bubble.” Let’s find out, shall we?

We start with Mellie, who passed on her daily cemetery stop and grew obsessed instead with the story of a killer bride. She practically called a cabinet meeting over it.

But when The First Lady learns it had actually been resolved hours earlier, viewers (and her husband) see the positive wind come out of Mellie’s sails once again.

Rosen then grows inspired to help Fitz make his Presidency “mean something,” using the B613 files to blackmail a judge into reversing his stance on the gun bill. It works. Davis is cheered by the administration. And the judge kills himself.

As for Olivia? She was all about getting Jake to have dinner at her dad’s house; and also helping a college friend named Catherine Winslow. The latter’s daughter was missing.

This grows complicated when Liv learns her old pal had been banging her daughter’s boyfriend and then finds the daughter dead. Catherine pleads innocent, though she gets arrested for the crime.

And when Abby stops in to ask about the situation, she realizes just how bad things are between Olivia and Fitz.

In Jake Land, Charlie says he’ll give up all he knows… in exchange for one night with Quinn. Charlie then gets inside the head of “Robin” and these two end up playing tonsil hockey!

Charlie’s words about her colleagues later take on additional meaning when Liv and Huck don’t even realize that Quinn was missing for 24 hours.

Liz, meanwhile, earns a victory when we witness Cyrus paying Michael $2,500 in the morning for… yeah. You can imagine for what. Michael reports this information back to his boss.

Finally, Jake agrees to dinner with Rowan, having seen the footage of Tom infect Jerry Hr. with bacterial meningitis.

Once Liv leaves the table, Jake asks Rowan why he had Harrison killed. Was it because he learned about Jerry Jr. Jake demands that Rowan leave town, but Rowan shoots back:

I’ll be the one standing over you when you die.

Well, okay then! Nice chat!

What did everyone else think of the latest episode? You can watch Scandal online via TV Fanatic to relive the hour and you can get your first look here at Scandal Season 4 Episode 4.

A major showdown is looming…

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Dennis Rader, BTK Serial Killer, Writing Book to "Pay My Debt" to Victims’ Families

Dennis Rader, a serial killer responsible for 10 grisly murders over three decades, is putting together a book about his crimes … to pay his debt to the families.

The Wichita, Kansas, product says he’s cooperating with an author to recount his story in an effort to make things right. Or at least come as close as he can.

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Rader, nicknamed BTK (“bind, torture, kill”) recently sent a four-page, handwritten letter to the Wichita Eagle, “From the Desk of Dennis L. Rader.”

“I can never replace their love ones, my deeds too ‘dark’ to understand; the book or movies etc. is the only way to help them,” the 69-year-old writes.

Rader, who’s currently serving 10 life sentences, is working with Katherine Ramsland, a professor of forensic psychology at DeSales University in Pennsylvania.

She insists it won’t sensationalize Rader’s horrific crimes but is “a serious effort that will have some benefit for people who study this kind of crime.”

Ramsland was picked, in fact, by a group of Rader’s victims’ families, who won his media rights in 2005 in a bid to prevent him from profiting from his crimes.

O.J. Simpson, famously, attempted to do just that and lost a judgment that ultimately granted Ronald Goldman’s family the rights to his book If I Did It.

“Their position is that they want [the book] to be done and over with, so they can put the matter behind them,” the group’s attorney, James Thompson, says.

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O.J. Simpson was arrested for the murder of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and Ronald Goldman, leading to the trial of the century in 1994-95.

Rader says the book will offer insight into the workings of serial killers’ brains.

“People like me need to be understood, so the criminal professional field can better understand the criminal mind. That would be my way of helping debt to society.”

Rader’s daughter Kerri made headlines last week for criticizing Stephen King, whose latest movie, The Good Marriage, is loosely based on the BTK case.

It’s King, not Rader, who is “exploiting my father’s 10 victims and their families,” she said of the work, in which a wife has no idea her husband is a serial killer.

Rader, who claims to be a fan of King’s books, insists his wife and family had no idea about his secret life as a murderer until the day he was exposed.

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Indiana Doctor Kills Wife, Himself Hours After Wedding Reception

Indiana doctor George “Scott” Samson reportedly killed his new bride, Kelly Ecker Samson, at their mansion the very same night he married her.

Samson also took his own life in a stunning turn of events.

It’s far from clear as to exactly what sparked the murder-suicide, but shortly after guests cleared out of their home, Kelly Ecker, 50, called 911 three times.

  1. In the first call, she screamed, “He’s beating the s–t out of me!”
  2. In the second 911 call, someone answered but got disconnected.
  3. In the third, Kelly screams, “Oh my god!” and shots were fired.

Within minutes, she and her new husband were dead.

Kelly was found dead, shot twice in her 10-year-old son’s bedroom. George Samson was found dead of a self-inflicted gun shot wound in the basement.

Kelly’s son was home at the time of the shooting, as was an unidentified elderly couple; it is believed that the boy heard and saw his mother being shot.

Friends are baffled as to what could’ve gone so horribly wrong, although some reportedly left the wedding reception due to the newlyweds arguing.

The couple had just moved into the home this summer.

The wedding and reception took place on the grounds, with the tent celebrating the affair still up as police swarmed the property following the tragedy.

Vigo County Chief Deputy Sheriff Clark Cottom said:

“The investigation has revealed that there was a verbal argument between the couple toward the end of the reception, which carried over to the after party at the couple’s home.”

“Shortly after the last guest had left at around 1:17 a.m., Kelly Ecker Samson called 911 reporting that her husband had threatened to kill her.”

“There were a total of three very brief 911 calls,” the law enforcement official said, “which in the first two the caller disconnected.”

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Arrow Season 3 Episode 1 Recap: Who Died?

Oh, Arrow. How many times can you mess with our heart?

On Arrow Season 3 Episode 1, Oliver was actually happy. For a little while at least.

This is partly because his team totally has this crime-fighting down to a science, as evidenced by the high-paced opening action scene: Felicity is aptly monitoring communications… Diggle is in charge of securing a shipment of black market weapons… and Oliver and Roy Arsenel are all over the bad guys.

Who said being a superhero had to be tough?

But when we see a new drug dealer take over a crime group and become Starling City’s new Count Vertigo. His first act is to kill Oliver Queen.

We also later meet Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer, who bond with Felicity at her electronic retail store over his desire to purchase a satellite frequency communicator.

It’s then time for the moment all shippers have been waiting for: Ollie and Felicity on a date! For real!

Oliver opens up about his time in Hong Kong and his trust issues and how she helped change him and it’s all going well… until Count Vertigo fires a rocket into the restaurant.

He had tracked Oliver to the restaurant via a GPS on his suit and Oliver is upset that he allowed his feelings for Felicity to distract him from noticing it.

After getting injected by a serum by his new enemy, Oliver is saved by Detective Lance, though his heart gives out and the Count escapes when Oliver goes to check on him (Lance would be hospitalized and end up fine). Still, Oliver is torn: Can he ever be a regular person AND Arrow?

Later on, with the help of Sara, Oliver will defeat the new Count, but not before he ominously tells Arrow that a new enemy will just crop up to take his place.

Back at Queen Consolidated, Palmer shows up and gives a very strong presentation to the board, which contains data he stole using Felicity’s advice. He has a plan to resurrect the company and the city, which he wants to rename Star City.

Palmer later offers Felicity a job, which she turns down.

Meanwhile, Diggle and Lyla have their baby, which prompts a talk between Oliver and Felicity. She wants him to just tell her that they can “never” be together due to his alter-ego, but he interrupts her speech with a kiss. It’s an amazing moment, yet it doesn’t mean they’re together. Quite the opposite in Felicity’s view, in fact.

And now we get to it: After meeting up with Laurel on the roof of a building, Sara gets shot by three arrows to her chest and plummets to her death.

It’s a sad moment, but also a necessary one, as it will jumpstart Laurel’s character and have a lasting impact on everyone we know and love.

Quite an opener, huh? You can go watch Arrow online to see why the proverb told to Oliver many years ago (“A man cannot live by two names.) sadly rings so true and you can get an early look at Arrow Season 3 Episode 2 here:

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Stephen Collins admitted to molesting children; he’s fired from Ted 2

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I would hope that you guys would have realized this by now, but we don’t really like to cover the really awful stories about molestation and child abuse. Not only are they terrible stories about terrible people, but they’re usually a clusterwhoops to write. But there are so many stories about this Stephen Collins situation, so let’s get to it. Collins was best known for playing a preacher father on 7th Heaven, a notably conservative and family-friendly show back in the day.

First, TMZ published an audio recording of Stephen Collins confessing to his estranged wife Faye Grant – in the middle of a therapy setting – that he had molested several underage girls. The video is from 2012. The incidents of molestation apparently occurred the years previous to that. You can hear the audio here. I didn’t listen to it. According to TMZ:

You hear Collins flatly confess to molesting an 11-year-old New York girl — a relative of his first wife — saying, “There was one moment of touching where her hand, I put her hand on my penis.” He also acknowledges exposing himself to the girl “a couple of times” … he says when she was 11, 12 and 13.

Grant asks, “When you exposed yourself … did you have an erection?” He responds, “No, I mean, no. Partial, maybe I think.”

Grant then inquires about other girls. Collins mentions an L.A. girl who lived in their neighborhood, but says he tried righting the wrong by apologizing to her years later. And then they talk about yet another girl. It’s incredible … Collins has trouble keeping the girls straight, but then he gets clear and confirms the incident. We’re told this girl was also from New York and was between 12 and 13 at the time.

TMZ has learned … the NYPD is in possession of the tape, and last Wednesday 2 NYPD detectives from the Special Victims Unit flew to L.A. to interview Grant. We’re told they asked her about the tape and about other potential witnesses. An NYPD official tells TMZ … there is a current, active investigation. The official says there are “at least 3 victims” and the nature of the investigation is “inappropriate sexual contact with minors.”

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Grant claims she’s not the one who released the tape to TMZ, but she told TMZ that she believes he’s a pedophile. Collins’ lawyer told TMZ that Grant is trying to extort money from him in their divorce proceedings. I tend to believe that Grant is not some do-gooder worried about the children, but then again… how do you even process the fact that your husband is a child molester? So now the NYPD AND the LAPD have open investigations on him.

So, everything moved quickly yesterday. Collins was supposed to play a part in Ted 2, but he was fired flat-out and now Ted 2 producers are looking at rewrites or possibly recasting the part. Collins was also part of the board of the Screen Actors Guild, but he was allowed to drop out of the board yesterday (I’m assuming they were prepared to push him out if he didn’t resign).

And finally, the LAPD swarmed Collins’ home last night when there were reports of gunshots. It was thought that he might have shot himself, but he didn’t. He wasn’t even home.

Anyway, there were more stories but I’m sort of at my limit. Obviously, this guy is disgusting and he needs to be locked up.

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