Bristol Palin blogs about the Palin Brawl, blames ‘media hypocrisy’ for everything

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For the love of God. You know how the Palin Family had a huge, drunken, messy brawl in Wasilla back in September? Yeah, we’re still talking about it. I should say – the details of who started what part of the brawl are still sketchy. The anti-Palin people say that the Palin kids were drunk and they were punching people like crazy. The Palins claim that they were attacked and were merely defending themselves. The truth is probably somewhere in the middle, where everyone involved made crappy decisions. This week, Bristol Palin’s tearful on-site police interview was released (beware: very NSFW language).

She sounded genuinely traumatized. Alternate opinion: this sounds like a drunk person recounting a drunken brawl, which is something you can hear during every single episode of Cops. Alternate alternate opinion: if this brawl had involved black people, the police involvement would have been MUCH different. Anyway, with the release of this audio, the conservative media is now rallying around their favorite Palin women. And now Bristol Palin is finally telling her side of the story too, only she’s bathing the story in a heavy dose of politics, hypocrisy and stupidity. Bristol’s blog post is called “The Truth about the ‘Palin Brawl’ – The Media Reveals Its Bias Against Conservative Women Once Again.” I’m posting most of it (there are some edits, FYI):

First, the media said Trig was not really my mom’s kid. Then, they claimed my mom said “I can see Russia from my house.” Recently, they said my parents are giving a divorce. And now, they’re saying my family started a “drunken brawl.” Most of the time, I let the lies pass. After all, the truth eventually comes out. But when people are selling “scoop,” photos, and false information… sometimes the truth just isn’t as profitable. Let me tell you what actually happened.

Our friend got knocked out from a cheap shot from behind. (His injury resulted in ten stitches, so it was really low.) Why would anyone do this? Well, here’s a hint. The guy was on social media during this incident, tweeting, “about to get famous.” When Willow saw all this happening she looked at the guy’s mom and said “get ahold of your son.” But apparently the apple didn’t fall too far from the tree, because his mom pushed Willow. A grown woman pushed my little sister. By this point, I’d already gotten into the car. But when Willow ran to me crying, telling me that some lady had pushed her down, I got out of the car to go talk to her. Any big sister would do this. Next to God, family is the most important thing to me… But the evening that began so well took a turn for the worse when this guy decided he wanted to “get famous.”

After I got out of the car, I didn’t get far. I never even got to talk to his mom, because a guy in his late thirties or early forties got in my face. He was towering over me – probably at 6 foot something and over 200 pounds. He puffed his chest out and started yelling. “You c-nt!” he looked right in my eyes and said. “Get the f-ck out of here, you slut!”

I was alarmed that things had gotten so bad so fast. But it got even worse when this guy started pushing me. He had his hands on me, pushing me down. That’s when I swung and hit his face. Some would say I should’ve never retaliated in defense against him, but certainly he should never have pushed a girl. It didn’t phase him. He pushed me down to the ground and kept me there. It was scary and awful. He held me down until someone got me out of the situation. That’s it – that’s the story. I didn’t “swing and hit him seven times with a strong right hook” as so many so-called news stories have reported. After this incident, I still had a perfect manicure on all ten of my nails. Plus – I’m left handed. I wouldn’t even begin to know how to begin “swinging” at someone.

In the meantime, did you even hear about Vice President Joe Biden’s adult son who kicked out of the Navy for cocaine? (That’s the real Vice President’s kid…) So pause for a moment and consider the hysteria over our stupid “incident”, compared to our actual Vice President’s son not even being able to hold on to a position in the Navy Reserve. I’m sure you heard the happy news that Chelsea Clinton had a baby. But did you know her father-in-law and Clinton family pal Edward Mezvinsky is a convicted felon because of committing bank, wire, and mail fraud? Of course, you didn’t. Because the friends and family of the revered liberal elite are treated like delicate China. Don’t handle too roughly. They are precious. They are off limits. Don’t push on them too hard.

In the meantime, I was pushed and held down by some guy… and the media salivates like a dog that’s just been given a bone. Here’s the thing. Violence against women is never okay… Even if that violence occurs against conservative women. Imagine for a second the outrage that would happen if Chelsea Clinton had gotten pushed by some guy. Had she tried to defend herself, the liberal media would’ve held her up as some feminist hero. But it wasn’t Chelsea. It wasn’t Hillary. It wasn’t someone they liked or someone they agreed with. It was a conservative. And once again, the hypocrisy of the media is laid bare.

[From Bristol’s blog]

To defend the media reporting on what happened – everyone went with the sources they had. There were Palin-friendly sources telling their side, but for the most part, the majority of “sources” had the Palins pulling up to the snowmobile party in a stretch Hummer and instigating the fight almost immediately. The Palins didn’t directly confirm or deny anything until now. I don’t understand why the media should have ignored their sources just because Palins Are Always Perfect And Nothing Is Ever Their Fault?

As for Bristol specifically and her actions… so a guy assaulted her and she assaulted him right back. That’s her story. We’ve heard different versions, including versions that Bristol threw the first punch out of nowhere. Unless someone has video, we really won’t know for sure. But here’s what I do know: Bristol has a history of painting herself as a victim and denying her own actions. She’s a Perpetual Victim, she constantly plays that card (it’s a family trait).

And yes, Bristol, we did know that Chelsea Clinton’s father-in-law was in jail and we knew Joe Biden’s son snorted all the coke. Every media outlet reported on it. That’s why you were able to link to those stories on media sites.

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June Shannon Broke Up With Mark McDaniel BEFORE He Went to Jail For Sexual Assault, Daughter Claims

Earlier today, TMZ reported that June Shannon is dating a convicted child molester named Mark McDaniel. 

Sources claim that McDaniel and Shannon dated before he went to prison for sexual assault in 2004, and they reconciled shortly after he was released in March.

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Shockingly, insiders say that McDaniel met his 8-year-old victim through Shannon and that she may have even been related to the child.

Fans began voicing their outrage online within minutes of when the story broke and TLC stated the future of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is in question in light of this news. 

June has yet to publicly respond to the news herself, but her daughter – 14-year-old Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon – has come forward to say that there is no truth to the rumor that her mother is involved with McDaniel again.

“The story is not true,” Lauryn told Radar Online. “My mom left Mark 10 years ago. They haven’t seen nor talked to each other in 10 years.”

Lauryn also discussed Mama June’s breakup with Sugar Bear Thompson, stating that her mother is perfectly happy remaining single for the time being.

“She is all about the kids,” Lauryn said. “She only needs us girls, no one else.”

June is expected to make a statement about the rumor that she’s dating McDaniel some time this week.

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This family is way more famous than you are. It’s just unclear why, exactly.

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Teresa Giudice Headed To Danbury, CT Prison?

Teresa Giudice Signs Copies Of Her New Book "Fabulicious!:On The Grill"The judge shot down Teresa Giudice’s request to be placed in a halfway house during a conference call with Teresa’s new attorney and prosecutors. The judge reportedly said she should have mentioned it during the court proceedings on October 2, although Radar Online reports the judge likely wouldn’t have honored the request anyway. Now word has it Teresa has been told where she’s going to report. RELATED: Is Bravo saving Christmas for the Giudices?

TMZ reports that the Federal Bureau of Prisons has ordered Teresa to report to their Danbury, CT facility. That’s the prison that ‘Orange is the New Black’ is based on.

Now I thought Teresa wanted to go to Danbury, since it’s closer to her daughters in New Jersey, but TMZ claims she did NOT want to go there. Well, who wants to go to prison? At least it’s federal prison. That’s far nicer than the state facilities.

We’ll see if Teresa or Bravo make a statement confirming this assignment.

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Teresa Giudice Signs Copies Of Her New Book "Fabulicious!:On The Grill"
Teresa Giudice Signs Copies Of Her New Book "Fabulicious!:On The Grill"
Teresa Giudice Signs Copies Of Her New Book "Fabulicious!:On The Grill"
Teresa Giudice Signs Copies Of Her New Book "Fabulicious!:On The Grill"
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Teresa Giudice Signs Copies Of Her New Book "Fabulicious!:On The Grill"
Teresa Giudice Signs Copies Of Her New Book "Fabulicious!:On The Grill"
Teresa Giudice Signs Copies Of Her New Book "Fabulicious!:On The Grill"
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Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison for culpable homicide

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Last month, Oscar Pistorius was found not guilty of premeditated murder of Reeva Steenkamp. A day later, he was found guilty of “culpable homicide,” which in America we would call manslaughter. Now, more than a month later, the sentencing phase of Pistorius’ trial is finally over. I sort of thought the sentencing phase was more offensive than the trial, and that’s saying something because the trial included Oscar’s melodramatic theatrics as he tried to cover up his crime. Pistorius’ defense has claimed throughout the sentencing that Oscar is the big victim here, that he’s already been “punished” and that the sentence should just be house arrest and community service. Well, the judge didn’t go as hard on Oscar as she could have, but still… she gave him jail time.

Oscar Pistorius was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by a South African judge who cited the “gross negligence” he showed when he shot her multiple times through a toilet cubicle door in his home.

Judge Thokozile Masipa also sentenced the double-amputee Olympian to three years in prison for unlawfully firing a gun in a restaurant in a separate incident weeks before Steenkamp’s 2013 shooting death. She ordered that sentence to be wholly suspended.

Masipa delivered her ruling after reviewing prosecution arguments for a tough sentence as well as the defense case for a more lenient punishment for Pistorius.

Pistorius killed Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day last year, shooting her through a toilet door in his home. Pistorius testified that the shooting was an accident because he mistook his girlfriend for a nighttime intruder. Masipa convicted him of culpable homicide, or negligent killing, but acquitted him of murder.

Pistorius stood as the judge announced his sentence, and then left the courtroom and walked down a flight of stairs that lead to holding cells. His sentence starts immediately.

Legal experts said the section Judge Masipa quoted when she handed down Pistorius’ sentence provides that his prison term be a maximum of five years and the runner could be eligible for house arrest after serving eight months in jail.

[From People]

Oh, a MAXIMUM of five years. But if he behaves, it could be as short as eight months in prison? For the love of God. I guess it’s good to be a celebrity athlete in ANY country, right? I do have to wonder – would the trial and the sentencing have been any different if Oscar Pistorius hadn’t been A) a famous athlete or B) white? This whole thing has been so shady and gross. I feel so sorry for Reeva’s poor parents.

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John Grisham: Old white guys looking at child p0rn shouldn’t be locked up

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I’ve only seen a handful of John Grisham’s TV interviews – like, Charlie Rose and The Daily Show – and he always struck me as a quiet, thoughtful, interesting man. Grisham is a bestselling author of like a bajillion books and at this point, he really doesn’t have to get out there and hustle on crazy book tours. And he might want to consider his policy on interviews too, because Grisham just gave an interview to The Telegraph which is, at best, stupidly controversial and at worst, wildly offensive. Grisham went off and started complaining about all of the men locked up for looking at child p0rn. You can read the full piece here, and here’s what he said:

“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. But they got online one night and started surfing around, probably had too much to drink or whatever, and pushed the wrong buttons, went too far and got into child porn.” In a final rearguard action, Grisham added, “I have no sympathy for real paedophiles. God, please lock those people up. But so many of these guys do not deserve harsh prison sentences, and that’s what they’re getting.”

Grisham cites the case of a “law school buddy” whose porn consumption led to three years in jail.

“His drinking was out of control, and he went to a website,” he says. ”It was labelled 16-year-old wannabee hookers or something like that’. So he went there. Downloaded some stuff – it was 16 year old girls who looked 30. He shouldn’t ’a 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”.

[From The Telegraph]

If he had framed his argument in a different way – like, the prevalence of p0rn in our culture, the sexualization of teenage girls – I might be more sympathetic. But it sounds like Grisham is lamenting the fact that a couple of his friends are locked up because they were looking at child p0rn online. I don’t care if you’re drunk and/or stupid, it’s still a crime. And I have a HUGE side-eye for this statement: “it was 16 year old girls who looked 30… It was stupid, but it wasn’t 10-year-old boys.” Ah, so “looking at 10 year old boys” is less acceptable to John Grisham than “looking at 16 year old girls.” Because teenage girls deserve to be exploited but not the boys?

UPDATE: Here’s Grisham’s apology:

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 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.

Well, at least he apologized. Eh.

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Wasco, California: Under Siege By Social Media Savvy Clowns!

The town of Wasco, California, has apparently been targeted by a mysterious clown. Or clowns. There appear to be several of them, lurking after dark.

These clowns appear to be skilled at social media use, too. They’ve been popping up on Twitter and Instagram, sharing photos of themselves around town …

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Instagram and Twitter (bio: “IM [sic] THE REAL DEAL”) profiles imply that this is some sort of clown gang. One notes, “I’m not the only one out there.”

The clown mostly seems like an elaborate Halloween prank, and residents are treating it as such. Some of them don’t appear to be laughing … but others are.

“Some residents go in cars searching for him. They have flashlights and try to spot him in neighborhoods after he posts to Twitter,” Noah Sanchez said.

At the same time, “It’s kind of fun, though, to get us in the Halloween spirit.”

Some of their antics go beyond innocent Instagram photos, though.

Lt. Jason Matson of Bakersfield did tell Tech Times that reports “range anywhere from a guy carrying a gun to a guy carrying a knife running up to houses.”

A 14-year-old has been arrested and booked into juvenile hall for “harassing minors” while dressed up as a clown in town but so far, that’s the only arrest.

The boy told police he was inspired by social media … a copycat clown.

So who’s behind this spooky sight? How deep does the mystery go?

Last September, a similar trend took place in the United Kingdom, where a series of bizarre run-ins with the Northampton Clown left local residents on edge.

So maybe the events on both sides of the Atlantic are related? Not likely, but both made more than a few people ask: What’s that clown think he’s doing?!

All we know is most of us have to watch American Horror Story online to experience something like this, but Wasco is living its own chapter every night.

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19 Stars Who Have Spent Time in the Slammer (One for 3 Whole Hours!)

Jail. Prison. The clink. The slammer. Lockup. The brig.

Up the river. The pen. The pound. The black hole.

Call it whatever you’d like, but for the 19 celebrities listed below, the Big House has simply been called home at least once in their lives …

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The possession of drugs and weapons on his tour bus put Lil Wayne in jail for five months. That’s fewer months than children the rapper has out of wedlock.

With Teresa Giudice having been sentenced to over a year in prison last week, we thought we’d try to comfort The Real Housewives of New Jersey star by at least proving that she isn’t alone.

Plenty of famous people have spent time behind bars, for offenses that range from drunk driving to weapons possession; and for terms that lasted from two years to, well, three hours.

Who devoted a good portion of their lives to watching their back? Which star was without her freedom for a shorter duration than it would take to watch The Wolf of Wall Street?

Cycle through the above gallery and find out now!

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Amanda Bynes believes there’s a microchip in her head, reading her mind

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As I discussed a few days ago, Amanda Bynes gave an exclusive interview to In Touch Weekly. In Touch has released the interview in sections, because… well, Amanda was and is a profoundly unwell young woman and I guess we need to be reminded of her sad cry for help. In the earlier part of the interview, Amanda claimed that she was engaged to a 19-year-old and they’re going to have babies. In this new excerpt, Amanda says someone implanted a microchip in her head. Sigh…

The new issue of In Touch Weekly gives a glimpse inside the troubled life of Amanda Bynes following her latest DUI arrest, with details of the concerning behavior Amanda displayed on Oct. 5 in NYC — her day spent with an In Touch reporter. The most disconcerting of her erratic behavior was when Amanda told In Touch’s reporter she believes she has a microchip in her head. “I want a dollar a day from every person who [is] reading my mind,” she told the reporter.

Amanda also insisted to In Touch that she needs a nose job after recently getting cysts removed from her face. “I look so hideous,” the beautiful star lamented to the reporter. “Everyone can use a little plastic surgery.”

While many of her ramblings throughout the day made little sense, Amanda made one thing perfectly clear: She wants nothing to do with her parents, Rick and Lynn. “I was miserable living with them,” she says. “I would have rather been in jail.”

[From In Touch Weekly]

Yeah…it’s sad.

As for how she’s behaving out there in the world, well… she’s still a danger to herself and others. On Monday night, she was at the Gilded Lily nightclub, “dancing alone, wearing sunglasses and keeping to herself … until random people started taking photos.” Amanda started yelling at people and then she violently attacked one woman. Amanda allegedly scratched the woman’s neck and arms. TMZ says the woman isn’t going to press charges. Why not? Getting the police involved might be just what this situation needs.

And then yesterday, Wednesday, Amanda shoplifted a hat at Barneys on Madison Ave. Barneys security says she put the hat on and walked out of the store. The hat had a security device and the guards grabbed her as soon as she left the store. The guards told TMZ that Amanda was acting “crazy” but they let her go before the NYPD got there. After that, “sources familiar with the situation” told TMZ that she didn’t mean to steal the hat, she had just left her purse in the car and she was going out of Barneys to retrieve it.

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Kate Middleton Moves in With Parents as Illness Worsens

Ever since the world learned that Kate Middleton is pregnant with her second child, the British press has been closely monitoring the Duchess’ health.

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As with her first pregnancy, Kate is suffering from severe morning sickness as the result of a condition called Hyperemesis Gravidarum.

Kate has gotten so sick that royal officials have confirmed she’s currently living with her parents and receiving round-the-clock care from her mother.

“When you’re ill, the place you feel most comfortable is at home with your mum,” a source tells People magazine. 

“When she’s there, Kate can just relax and sit on the sofa and not have to worry about a palace full of rooms.”

Kate’s been forced to cancel public appearances several times in recent months, which may be why Buckingham Palace is being so open about the severity of her condition.

There’s already been some backlash from the public about Will and Kate’s decision to move to Anmer Hall in rural Norfolk and the timing couldn’t be worse for the Duchess to disappear from public life for a long stretch of time.

On the plus side, doctors say the worst is probably over. Kate is believed to be about ten weeks pregnant and symptoms of Hyperemesis Gravidarum usually begin to subside at around 16 weeks.

There’s still no word on when Kate might resume her schedule of public appearances.

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Just days after giving birth, Kate Middleton appeared in this blue dress and women the world over rejoiced to see her sharing her postpartum body proudly.

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Teresa and Joe Giudice: Still a United Front Despite Looming Prison Sentences!

The Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Teresa and Joe Giudice remain “very unified” despite facing prison terms, their producer Andy Cohen opines.

The Watch What Happens Live host said that even the prospects of her getting locked up for 15 months and him for 41 haven’t broken them … yet.

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Teresa and Joe Giudice pose here on the beach. They don’t seem to care much about their pending legal problems, do they?

“They seem very unified,” Cohen said. “I ask her on Thursday night if she blames Joe for her sentence and term, what she says is pretty interesting.”

Part two of Cohen’s two-part interview with the Giudices airs this evening on Bravo. In the first, we already saw plenty of highlight reel moments.

Joe admitted he used his wife in the fraud scheme that was their undoing, while Teresa said she didn’t understand her plea deal or what Joe was doing.

“Alright, whatever, I was taking out false loans,” Joe said. “They were handing me the paperwork. Whatever the forms were, she had better credit.”

“So, we used her,” he confesses, though he says, “she never even came to closings, she’s never been to closings. She might have signed one document.”

Teresa is still in denial about prison, but Cohen denies that she is planning to divorce her husband after all this, calling them a pretty cohesive unit.

Can that hold up to even more intense circumstances that are sure to follow – not to mention the long distance element created by prison? We’ll see.

Cohen also spoke about The Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion, which was taped earlier Monday, and sought to defend Teresa to an extent.

“The reunion show was really intense, there were a lot of rumors online that Teresa showed up four hours later, that’s not true,” Cohen told Extra.

“It was a typical reunion show which means it was really dramatic, emotional, intense,” he said. “Obviously there was an undercurrent” regarding Giudice.

After all, “something incredibly serious that’d just happened with Teresa,” which made it even more intense in a sense, “but we all got through it.”

Tonight, we should also see him address Joe Giudice’s alcohol problem, which was brought up during his sentencing last Thursday in New Jersey.

“We also talk about whether he has a problem with alcohol,” Cohen said, “and some other kind of allegations that they made in court about the show.”

As always, you can watch The Real Housewives of New Jersey online to see how we got here, and be sure to tune in to WWHL tonight for this interview.

Teresa Giudice: Table Flipping


And now for the classic. Teresa’s face is priceless as she famously flips the table. Bravo. Bravo.

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