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Dennis Hof, Famous Brothel Owner, Dead at 72

Dennis Hof, a world famous brothel owner and reality television personality, was found dead Tuesday at his often-frequented Love Ranch in Nevada.

He was 72 years old.

A Republican candidate for the state Assembly in a southern Nevada district, Hof reportedly died in his sleep just hours after a celebration that featured pornography star Ron Jeremy… former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio … and anti-tax activist Grover Norquist.

This news was confirmed by Hof’s campaign manager, Chuck Muth.

Jeremy, the best known porn star on the planet, actually found Hof’s body early on Tuesday.

Hof formerly anchored the series Cathouse, which aired on HBO and which chronicled life at his sex-laden residence.

However, he recently made national headlines after earning a primary victory over a three-term Republican in a rural district in Southern Nevada.

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The Nye County Sheriff’s office said Tuesday that it was investigating Hof’s death.

“We had a wonderful event last night,” Muth told the Reno Gazette Journal. “He was having the time of his life.”

In the celebrity gossip universe, Hof was perhaps best known for running the brothel at which Lamar Odom suffered a near-fatal overdose in 2015.

Speaking to NPR earlier this year, Hof was unabashed about his work as a legal pimp, along with his political aspirations.

“Dennis Hof is the Trump of Pahrump,” he said, outlining the way people spoke about him in the most populous town in the district and adding of himself:

“He’s rich, he’s famous, he’s got nerves of steel. He likes hot girls.”

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The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported a few months ago, however, that numerous former prostitutes had accused Hof of sexual assault.

The cases were never prosecuted and, according to USA Today, Hof denied the allegations.

Hof posted bail for Liberace’s former lover, Scott Thorson, in 2013, after Thorson took up residence at the Bunny Ranch.

He also hosted a “Get My Grandpa Laid” contest on the Howard Stern show later that year, often doing these sorts of explicit publicity stunts in order to stay in the news.

As for his unexpected candiacy?

“It’s all because Donald Trump was the Christopher Columbus for me,” Hof said of why he won his primary. “He found the way, and I jumped on it.”

And Hof could actually still win the seat for which he was running.

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Ballots for the November 6 election have already been printed.

Outlets say that notices of Hof’s death will be posted at the polls.

If he should win, according to a spokesman for the Nevada secretary of state, the seat would be considered vacant.

Commissioners from the three counties in the district would then appoint another Republican to the position.

“This is not anything that I would have ever guessed would happen,” said Hof’s Democratic opponent, Lesia Romanov.

“My heart goes out to those who care about him. Just a crazy turn of events.”

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Bristol Palin Ditches Sister’s Wedding, Humiliates Famous Family

It remains very hard to believe, but it’s true:

Bristol Palin is now part of the Teen Mom OG family.

And the timing seemingly could not be better for the controversial mother of three, considering she may now be persona non grata within her own family!

According to Radar Online, Bristol’s younger sister, Willow, got married this past Saturday to someone named Ricky Bailey in Alaska.

Mother Sarah Palin wrote on Instagram that the ceremony and reception “couldn’t be more perfect!!!” because the bride and groom were surrounded by “so much love ~ and surrounded by the mutual love & support of cherished friends & family… just PERFECT.”

But was it? Was it really?

Maybe not.

An insider tells Radar that Bristol actually no-showed the big day after getting into a massive fight with Willow.

What would have caused one sister to miss the wedding of another sister?

In this case, the dangerous past of a different sibling.

Bristol started a huge fight with Willow because her kids aren’t supposed to be around Track,” *a source close to the Palins told Radar, referencing Bristol and Willow’s 29-year old brother.

He was arrested last month for domestic violence, making the third time in as many years he’d been booked on this same awful charge.

(*Yes, these are the real names of actual people.)

The source explained that Bristol’s ex-husband, Dakota Meyer, prohibited their kids from speaking with Track many months ago.

He ended up missing out on the wedidng himself due to his arrest the evening prior, but the mere invitation was enough to set Bristol off.

“Bristol was supposed to give a speech at the wedding,” the insider said. “Instead she packed up her kids and left, leaving Willow behind.”

YIKES!

Talk about awkward, huh?

On Sunday, Bristol shared videos of her kids running around a soccer field and titled the footage “My world.”

Then, earlier today, she shared a picture of herself and Meyer in the car (both looking mighty perturbed) and teased this evening’s Teen Mom OG Season 8 premiere in the caption.

“My story begins tonight. don’t miss the 90-minute premiere… and my FIRST EPISODE of #TeenMomOG starting at 9/8c on @MTV,” she wrote, acting as if the wedding snub never happened.”

Bristol was announced as a Teen Mom OG cast addition several weeks ago — but fans of the franchise remain in shock.

The daughter of the former Vice Presidential candidate is really now on Teen Mom OG?!?

Tyler Baltierra recently acknowledged that this situation is more than just a little unusual.

Do I think it’s weird as hell? Absolutely. Do I think it’s a really, like, not a good decision for the franchise? Yeah. But that’s out of my control,” Tyler said on a podcast.

For the most part, however, Palin’s upcoming co-stars have taken some issue with how MTV never informed them of the decision to hire Bristol until the network also informed the public.

But they have also said Bristol herself seems totally cool.

Check out a few of their initial reactions below:

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Al Matthews Dies: Actor Famous for “Aliens” Role Was 75

Actor Al Matthews, best known for his memorable role in the film Aliens, has died.

The iconic actor had retired to Spain, which is where he passed away.

He was 75.

75-year-old Al Matthews passed away at his home, according to Spanish newspaper El Pais.

Matthews’ home was located in Orihuela Costa, in the Spanish Mediterranean province of Alicante.

He had retired to Spain in 2005.

Responders found Matthews when a neighbor called emergency services.

An autopsy is expected for the late actor.

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Matthews is, of course, best known for his role as Gunnery Sergeant Apone in James Cameron’s 1986 classic, Aliens.

In the science fiction film, he starred alongside living legend Sigourney Weaver.

He delivered a truly famous line.

“Alright sweethearts, what are you waiting for, breakfast in bed? A day in the Marine Corps is like a day on the farm,” he said on screen.

The quote continues: “Every meal’s a banquet! Every paycheck a fortune! Every formation a parade! I love the corps!”

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That may have been Matthews’ most famous role, but was far from the only one. In fact, he appeared in over 30 films.

Matthews portrayed a fire chief in Superman III.

He played General Tudor in the cult classic The Fifth Element.

He also enjoyed success in the United Kingdom, where he had a role on the UK series, Grange Hill.

And speaking of his work across the pond, in 1975, his song, “Fool,” reached #16 on the UK Singles chart.

Despite his retirement, Matthews reprised his legendary role as Sgt. Apone in the 2013 video game, Aliens: Colonial Marines.

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Perhaps part of what made Matthews’ role in Aliens so iconic and powerful — aside from his acting skills — was that he had been a real life marine in Vietnam.

“I spent six years in the United States Marine Corps;” Matthews shared on his personal website. “I hold thirteen combat awards and decorations, including two purple hearts.”

He reveals: “I was the first black Marine in the 1st Marine Division in Vietnam to be meritoriously promoted to the rank of sergeant.”

That is one hell of an achievement.

His website blurb concludes: “I served with Kilo Battery, Fourth Battalion, 11th Marines, 1st Marine Division, of that I am very proud.”

Rest in peace, Al Matthews.

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Tyga DRAGS Kylie Jenner, Takes Credit for Making Her Rich and Famous!

Reports say that, privately, Tyga misses Kylie Jenner and her sexy feet and the lifestyle that he had while he was with her.

But in a new interview — on Nicki Minaj’s radio show — Tyga says that he’s happy to have moved on and has no hard feelings.

In fact, Tyga claims that really, he’s the one who made Kylie into the success story she is today.

Tyga appeared on Nicki Minaj’s Queen Radio, where naturally he was asked about his ex-girlfriend, Kylie Jenner.

Specifically, he was asked if he missed her.

“Nah, I’m good luv,” Tyga replied. “Enjoy!”

Well, Kylie turned 21 in August.

Perhaps she is now too old to hold the interest of the almost-29-year-old rapper who began dating her when she was a minor. Who can say?

Tyga then stirs the pot by claiming that he helped Kylie become the influencer, mogul, and near-billionaire she is today.

“You’ve got to look at the before and after,” he claims.

Tyga does acknowledge: “She always had a platform and she was always destined to be what she was going to be regardless.”

“But when I stepped in,” Tyga says. “There was a lot of codes being taught.”

By that, he means that she was still figuring out her look and her brand. He says: “It was like, ‘You could do this, you should start this, you should start doing your hair like this,’”

Tyga shares the advice that he supposedly gave to Kylie: “You should adapt because you need black people to f–k with you cause you need culture.”

To clarify, to f–k with someone in this case doens’t mean sex or pranking someone — it means to be willing to associate with someone.

“I had a lot to do with all that,” Tyga boasts.

“I don’t need to go online and tell people I did this and I’m the one helping her coming up with these colors and names on her … lip line,” Tyga claims. “It was a lot of stuff.”

We’ve heard about how Tyga’s foot fetish influenced Kylie to wear certain types of toe-revealing shoes and to paint her nails.

So how does Tyga feel about Travis Scott, whose album debuted at #1 thanks to Kylie’s influence.

“We ain’t got no beef,” Tyga claims. “It’s his time right now.”

Travis’ time began mere weeks after Kylie and Tyga broke up. For that matter, her pregnancy began mere weeks after she and Travis got together.

“You gotta let it ride,” Tyga says. “I ain’t got no beef with him.”

It’s interesting to hear Tyga claim that he somehow made Kylie famous or successful.

In real life, where the rest of us live, relatively few people had even heard of him before he began slipping it to the still-underage Kylie Jenner.

Kylie was a tremendous boost to his brand and his ego. And perhaps all of that has gone to his head.

We will say that rappers definitely have to maintain a certain vibe of financial security and self-assuredness, even to the point of absurdity, so Tyga almost has to spout off like this.

It’s weird to hear him take credit for what Kylie has done — things that many refer to as cultural appropriation.

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