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‘Jeopardy’ Contestant Mispronounces Coolio’s ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’, Loses $3,200

A “Jeopardy” contestant learned the hard way that Alex Trebek and co. are sticklers when it comes to pronunciation … especially between “gangster” and “gangsta.” Nick Spicher appeared on the trivia show Monday night, where he was asked to provide…

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‘Jeopardy’ Contestant Mispronounces Coolio’s ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’, Loses $3,200

A “Jeopardy” contestant learned the hard way that Alex Trebek and co. are sticklers when it comes to pronunciation … especially between “gangster” and “gangsta.” Nick Spicher appeared on the trivia show Monday night, where he was asked to provide…

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Alex Trebek Makes Sexist Comment to ‘Jeopardy!’ Contestant About Her Military Job

Answer — These 3 words don’t need to be said when asking a female “Jeopardy!” contestant to describe her military experience. What is “For a woman?” Correct! Unfortunately, Alex Trebek did NOT nail that one on Tuesday night’s episode. While…

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Melanie Martinez, Former The Voice Contestant, Accused of Rape

Melanie Martinez is the first woman to be ensnared in the ongoing Hollywood sex scandal.

A contestant on Season 3 of The Voice, Martinez has been accused by fellow musician Timothy Heller of committing sexual assault.

In a four-part tweet on Monday evening, Heller detailed a night during which she “repeatedly said no” to Martinez’s sexual advances.

However, Heller says Martinez ignored her very clear requests.

She says Martinez proceeded to forcefully penetrate her with a sex toy, among other disturbing acts.

(Based on a deep dive into their respective social media pages, we can deduce that Martinez and Heller have been friends since 2015.)

In the first of her Tweets last night, Heller comes right out and says “my best friend raped me.”

“She took me in, which I was so grateful for. I felt like I owed her my life,” Heller writes, referring to Martinez as “perfect” and “different,” in a positive way at first.

The artist goes on to allege, however, that Martinez soon gained an unhealthy “power” and “control” over her.

For example, “I had to apologize for having an extreme panic attack… because it ruined her night.”

It was a “codependent” relationship, Heller Tweeted.

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“One night during a sleepover, she became increasingly interested in my sexual preferences,” Heller says, after admitting she had a difficult time “saying no” to this person.

Heller says she had previously been assailed and found the topic awkward, but the friend persisted.

“She began asking me while in bed if I would have sex with her… I repeatedly said no.”

The next night, after smoking marijuana, Heller said she hoped she’d be able to just fall asleep. But this friend brought up the sex question again, over and over and over again, even though Heller “said every form of no I could think of.”

The friend kept asking things such as “Can I just touch your boobs,” even “begging” to do so, in Heller’s recounting.

Finally, exhausted, Heller allowed for this one act. But “this led to her touching the rest of me,” as she “used her power over me and broke down.”

Heller insists she kept saying NO.

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“Just so there is no confusion,” she emphasized on Twitter. “I was molested by my best friend.”

She goes on to say she was later “penetrated by a sex toy without being asked” and that this individual performed oral sex on her.

Heller and the friend never discussed what happened after the night in question and Heller ended up in a kind of denial, her head “messed up” and confused over what transpired.

Due to “recent event,” a clear reference to many Hollywood stars being exposed these days as sexual predators, Heller hopes people will believe her story. But she’s “terrified” about the response.

But she does want everyone to know the following:

“Girls can rape girls. Best friends can rape best friends.”

Heller never names the friends in her array of Tweets, but then wrote the following after posting her troubling tale:

“When I wrote this story about my assault, I initially wasn’t going to make the abuser. But I think it’s important for you all to know this is about Melanie Martinez.”

In turn, the singer, who rose to fame on The Voice Season 3, has responded.

Seemingly admitting to a sexual interaction between the pair, Martinez Tweeted late Monday:

“I am horrified and saddened by the statements and story told by Timothy Heller.

“What she and I shared was a close friendship … We tried to help each other. We both had pain in dealing with our individual demons…

“She never said no to what we chose to do together. And although we parted ways, I am sending her love and light always.”

We’ll update this story with further details if/when news breaks.

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Wendy Pepper Dies; Former Project Runway Contestant Was 53

Wendy Pepper, a memorable contestant who competed on the very first season of Project Runway, has passed away.

She was 53 years old.

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According to The Washington Post, the reality star – whose real name was  Anne Eustis Pepper Stewart – died peacefully on Sunday surrounded by her family members and loved ones.

The cause of her death was not revealed in the newspaper’s obituary.

But here is what a portion of the memorial article said:

A finalist on season one of Project Runway, Wendy designed and hand-sewed exceptionally beautiful clothes for children and adults.

She was a chef, a writer, and a life-long entrepreneur.

Her wit and humor were unmatched, as was her generosity of spirit.

Wendy is survived by her parents, Anne Livingston Emmet of Washington and Charles Willing Pepper of Palm Beach, FL; her loving daughter, Finley M. Stewart, of Middleburg, VA; her brothers Wing Pepper, Stacy Lloyd and Thomas Lloyd; her sister, Edith Pepper Goltra; and many adoring nieces and nephews.

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Pepper advanced to the finals at Fashion Week and ultimately came in third on the opening Project Runway season.

While on the program, she won numerous challenges, including the change to have one of her designs sold at Banana Republic and the opportunity to design Nancy O’Dell’s Grammy dress.

She was a fan favorite for sure.

Along with the inaugural run of Project Runway, Pepper also made an appearance during the second season of Project Runway All Stars, which aired in 2012 and 2013.

Moreover, she appeared on a pair of other Bravo reality shows: Celebrity Poker Showdown and Battle of the Network Reality Stars.

The late chef and designer was born in Dayton, Ohio.

She graduated from Potomac School, the Madeira School, and the University of Washington. 

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Said Pepper in a Project Runway All Star video many years ago:

“I realized I was a designer when I was living in Nepal.

“Dyeing some yarn, I suddenly turned to these people that I was living with and I started to drape the yarn. Oh my gosh, this is so much fun, I am creating this whole sort of experience with these women.

For me, fashion is communication…That’s when I knew this was my life’s work.”

She also said Project Runway taught her that “if you really want to succeed, you’ve gotta be willing to throw yourself into the arena.”

Pepper will be laid to rest at a Georgetown church on December 1.

May she rest in peace.

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‘Big Brother’ Contestant Kevin’s Wife Disgusted by Jason Dent’s Rape Comments

“Big Brother” contestant Jason Dent was way out of bounds when he joked about raping the wife of houseguest Kevin Schlehuber … this according to Kevin’s wife, who’s deeply disturbed by Jason’s remarks. Kevin’s wife, Deborah, tells TMZ…

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‘Big Brother’ Contestant Kevin’s Wife Disgusted by Jason Dent’s Rape Comments

“Big Brother” contestant Jason Dent was way out of bounds when he joked about raping the wife of houseguest Kevin Schlehuber … this according to Kevin’s wife, who’s deeply disturbed by Jason’s remarks. Kevin’s wife, Deborah, tells TMZ…

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