By Peter Larsen | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: October 1, 2018 at 9:01 pm | UPDATED: October 1, 2018 at 9:02 pm Tamra Judge orders a vodka soda with a little bit of cranberry and lime on “The Real Housewives of Orange County” episode that aired Monday, Oct. 1, and yes, that normally wouldn’t be worth the top of a Housewives’ recap. The road to bad behavior, and probably Coto de Caza, too, is paved with the broken lipstick-smudged tumblers and shotglasses from which the Housewives’ daily rations of vodka, tequila, and champagne are served. But this drink is unique: It is, you see, the only booze any housewife throws back in the entire episode, and yes, we’re not counting the white wine and Chardonnay that some of them sip in the final minutes. As if polite sips of fermented grapes is at all how our six heroines are supposed to hit the sauce. This is emblematic of a bigger problem with the entire episode. It is altogether … [Read more...] about ‘The Real Housewives of Orange County’: Shannon sells frozen food on TV and Kelly sets a new low for vulgar over-sharing
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Lindsey Bahr Associated Press Published 9:38 p.m. UTC Aug 9, 2018 LOS ANGELES (AP) — With a new movie coming out this fall, "The Old Man & The Gun," Casey Affleck is speaking publicly about bowing out of presenting the best actress Oscar and past harassment allegations against him amid the #MeToo and Time's Up movements. In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press, Affleck reflects on the Oscars, the film, which will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, and past harassment allegations against him in light of #MeToo, apologizing for allowing an unprofessional atmosphere on set which led to two civil lawsuits from women he worked with that were later settled. Excerpts from the conversation, Affleck's first interview in a year, have been edited for clarity and brevity. A video of the interview can be seen below or at http://apne.ws/nJjWUgU. AP: What do you like about this film? AFFLECK: I love David (Lowery), I love working for … [Read more...] about Casey Affleck on harassment allegations: ‘I behaved in a way that was really unprofessional’
Photo by Getty Images Urban Meyer, who led Ohio State to a national championship in 2014, is revered in Columbus. But the coach's job is on the line after he denied knowing about incidents involving alleged domestic abuse by one of his assistants. Ohio State did the right thing in placing head football coach Urban Meyer on paid administrative leave on Wednesday, Aug. 1.But this awful story is far from over. We don't know how much Meyer knew about the alleged domestic abuse that was inflicted upon Courtney Smith by her now-ex-husband, Zach Smith, who was the Buckeyes' wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator prior to his July 23 firing.We also can't be certain that Zach Smith's alleged actions were as well-known within the Ohio State coaching staff as Courtney Smith says they were, though the text messages she shared with reporter Brett McMurphy seem to indicate that, at the very least, Shelley Meyer, Urban's wife, and several other coaches' wives knew … [Read more...] about Courtney Smith’s story appears to be a sad case of victim blaming and misplaced priorities
Produced by Jonathan Leach and Paul LaRosa On June 10, 2008, Army nurse Holley James Wimunc did not show up for work at the maternity ward she worked in at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Friends rushed to her apartment where they found the remnants of a fire, but no sign of Holley. The crime scene was ominous: knives were missing from the kitchen and a section of carpet in her bedroom had been cut out and removed. Complete coverage: "48 Hours: NCIS" The investigation by NCIS would uncover a maze of evidence that included a jealous ex-girlfriend who had resurfaced; a lying but loyal Marine willing to help a wartime buddy; and a husband with a history of domestic violence. But why would any of them want a beloved nurse dead? Special Agent J.C. Hawks: My name is J.C. Hawks. I'm a retired Marine gunnery sergeant and a former Marine special agent with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. Special Agent J.C. Hawks: I was assigned to a missing person investigation to locate … [Read more...] about Did a missing Army nurse fall prey to a serial killer targeting military women?
POLITICS 06/25/2018 05:45 am ET How Candice Jackson went from small-town libertarian to a top civil rights position in the Department of Education. By Jenavieve Hatch Candice Jackson’s appointment to a top job in the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights was supposed to be a good sign for the students the office is supposed to protect. Some critics had warned that Jackson, a Stanford graduate, lawyer and activist who had authored a controversial book on the women who accused former President Bill Clinton of sexual assault, lacked experience in civil rights enforcement. How could someone without that experience run an office charged with protecting students against discrimination based on race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or ability? But Jackson is also a sexual assault survivor who is married to a woman. So when Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump’s secretary of education, chose her to run the Office of Civil Rights … [Read more...] about What Happened When A Lesbian Sexual Assault Survivor Went To Work For Donald Trump