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Ex-Michigan State Prez Charged with Lying to Police About Nassar Investigation

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Ex-Michigan State president Lou Anna Simon has been charged with lying to cops to cover up the Larry Nassar scandal … and now she’s facing years behind bars.

The ex-prez has been charged with 2 felony and 2 misdemeanor counts after an investigation determined she lied about knowing of complaints against Nassar in 2014.

According to court docs, the felony counts carry up to 4 years in prison and the misdemeanors up to 2 years.

In the docs, Simon said she was aware of a review of allegations against a sports doctor, but didn’t reveal she knew it was Nassar.

Simon resigned from her position in January … shortly after Nassar was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison for sexual abuse.

This is the 3rd school official charged as a result of the investigation into the Nassar scandal … the school’s former dean of Osteopathic Medicine, William Strampel, and ex-gymnastics coach Kathie Klages were also charged.

Simon’s arraignment is set for Monday.

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Ex-Michigan State Prez Charged with Lying to Police About Nassar Investigation

Breaking News

Ex-Michigan State president Lou Anna Simon has been charged with lying to cops to cover up the Larry Nassar scandal … and now she’s facing years behind bars.

The ex-prez has been charged with 2 felony and 2 misdemeanor counts after an investigation determined she lied about knowing of complaints against Nassar in 2014.

According to court docs, the felony counts carry up to 4 years in prison and the misdemeanors up to 2 years.

In the docs, Simon said she was aware of a review of allegations against a sports doctor, but didn’t reveal she knew it was Nassar.

Simon resigned from her position in January … shortly after Nassar was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison for sexual abuse.

This is the 3rd school official charged as a result of the investigation into the Nassar scandal … the school’s former dean of Osteopathic Medicine, William Strampel, and ex-gymnastics coach Kathie Klages were also charged.

Simon’s arraignment is set for Monday.

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Tori Spelling Says Wildfires Forced Her to Evacuate; Fire Marshal Says She’s Lying

As you’ve no doubt heard by now, dozens have lost their lives and millions of dollars in property has been destroyed, as California continues to battle the deadliest wildfires in the state’s history.

Numerous celebrities have lost their homes, including Miley Cyrus, Gerard Butler, and Robin Thicke.

Those stars have received an outpouring of support from fan,s and it seems Tori Spelling may have taken one look at the tidal wave of sympathy and thought, how can I get in on that?!

Tori took to Instagram this week and told a tale of being evacuated just as the fires made their way to her neighborhood:

“My big brood and I were evacuated last night. My eyes swell with happy tears when I reflect on how many friends immediately reached out and offered their homes to us,” the actress said.

“No small offer when you are talking about a family of seven. Some I don’t even know that well but as part of our school community they stepped up. Thank you all!”

Fans were quick to rally behind Tori with words of love and support.

“Praying for you and your family,” commented one follower.

“I’m so sad and sorry this is happening! Praying for you all,” wrote another.

It’s great that Spelling has such caring friends and fans … but it looks like those folks may have been bamboozled by the notoriously unstable actress.

“I haven’t heard anything about Mulholland Drive [where Spelling resides] being affected,” a Los Angeles County fire marshal tells Radar Online.

“I can tell you that I was just sent from Miracle Mile and we’re here in Woodland Hills in kind of a standby mode. We have been dispatched to different place across the city. We have different pools of fire engines kind of in a standby mode.”

The unidentified firefighter went on to say that there’s a possibility Spelling’s neighborhood could be affected by the fires — but it definitely hasn’t happened yet:

“We still have high winds and there is danger, so there could be spots and new fires that can break out. So we are sieging resources to get ready for that,” says the fire marshal.

It’s possible there’s some confusion here, or that Spelling and her family made the decision to evacuate on their own out of an abundance of caution.

But if it turns out Tori is lying, we think it’s safe to say this incident won’t do any wonders for her already battered reputation.

It’s anyone’s guess as to why she would concoct such a story.

Spelling’s financial troubles have been well-documented, so it’s possible she exaggerated her situation in hope of a handout.

Insiders who know the actress say Tori seems to lie compulsively, and they’ve learned to take everything she says with a grain of salt.

Here’s hoping Tori will provide soon post an update clarifying that this has all been one big misunderstanding.

Otherwise, she may have just reached a new rock bottom in a career that’s been filled with them.

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Ashley Jacobs: Kathryn Dennis is LYING About Being Sober!

One woman’s redemption arc is another woman’s villain origin story — but is everything as it appears?

Former Southern Charm villain Ashley Jacobs says that she never wanted to be Kathryn Dennis’ enemy.

But Ashley also says that Kathryn isn’t sober and has never been sober, and that her trip to rehab was a publicity stunt.

Ashley Jacobs took to Instagram to chat with fans … and she began by sharing that she was asked to return to Southern Charm.

(Others, including Patricia Altschul, have suggested that Ashley was never invited back)

“They wanted me to film with Eliza Limehouse and one other cast member,” Ashley claims.

Ashley even furnishes additional details, writing: “They asked us to film while getting our nails done.”

“Kathryn and Eliza do not get along,” Ashley shares. “So it felt like a setup.”

Ashley and Kathryn’s feud was a major storyline last season.

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“My intent is not to hurt her,” Ashley says.

Contrary to how it has appeared, Ashley writes: “I have no animosity towards her.”

You know how sometimes a discussion seems settled, and then someone texts I just think it’s funny that

That’s what Ashley does here.

“But I think it’s wrong to pretend you are sober and to use it as a platform if it’s not true,” Ashley writes.

Ashley explains that she objects to Kathryn’s alleged lies because they’re an insult to real sober folks.

“There are people that are truly trying to turn their lives around,” Ashley says.

She insists that: “It’s not something you lie about.”

Ashley, we should probably note, is a registered nurse.

People in the medical profession can be particularly sensitive to what addiction can do to people.

“Considering [Kathryn]was seen at [Vintage Lounge] and several [other] bars on Saturday night drinking… I think it’s pretty clear,” Ashley concludes.

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Ashley then doubles down on her insistence that Ashley is not and has not been sober.

“She was never sober,” Ashley insists. “Rehab was paid for by Bravo.”

“She didn’t complete the program,” Ashley claims. “It was a publicity stunt.”

“As soon as she came back to Charleston she was seen drinking at Halls, Vintage, Deco, Republic… the list goes on,” Ashley reports.

“She doesn’t try to hide it,” Ashley adds.

“In Charleston everyone is aware,” she says to explain that she’s not starting this rumor. “I’m not broadcasting it.”

“In Charleston everyone knows,” Ashley repeats. “She just hides it well on social media.”

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Despite having just put Kathryn on blast and accusing her of being a lying hypocrite as well as an addict, Ashley laments that they’re not friends.

“The interesting thing is,” Ashley points out. “She was painted as the villain for several seasons.”

Yep. And then, very notably, Kathryn became a much more chill person.

“I know she understands what I am going through,” Ashley says.

“I wish we could have used the common ground as a foundation for a positive relationship,” Ashley says.

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If Ashley really did hope to become friends with Kathryn, these comments are not the way to do it.

Perhaps she just figures that it’s too late anyway.

We have to say that dating Kathryn’s ex who is also her baby daddy was probably not the best way to make a good first impression.

Also, no amount of “editing” could make their on-camera interactions last season seem anything but hostile.

We know that Ashley has admitted that she did not respond well to being on a realtiy show.

(We are also fully aware of the way that Thomas would bait her into getting upset, as was pointed out by the other stars)

But ultimately, Ashley chose to have an adversarial relationship with Kathryn.

As for Ashley’s accusation against Kathryn … we obviously can’t vouch for them.

We can confirm that Ashley tested positive for marijuana (who cares) and cocaine (okay that one’s not ideal) in her system.

It was because of that drug test that Thomas got custody of their children. Only this summer did Kathryn start fighting back.

While Kathryn has spoken about her sobriety, that word can mean different things to different people.

Some people get sober from hard drugs but continue to use marijuana, often as a medicine.

Others might do the same but continue to drink alcohol, especially socially.

That said, we’re not saying that this is what Kathryn is doing.

We’re inclined to take Ashley’s statements with a grain of salt.

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Christmas Abbott Speaks Out After Arrest: People Are Lying About Me!

Big Brother alum Christmas Abbott was arrested for an alleged attack on her baby daddy’s side piece.

Now, she isn’t hitting back at the allegations directly, but she’s put up a cryptic post.

Christmas is implying that there is more to the story that the public doesn’t know.

Fresh after news spread about her arrest, Christmas Abbott took to her Instagram stories to share a cryptic message.

“There are lies & truth to every story,” her post begins.

“And,” she says. “I’ll share mine when I’m ready.”

If you are part of an ongoing legal matter, publicly commenting is generally considered unwise by any decent attorney.

“Until then,” Christmas continues. “I am being proactive with taking care of my responsibilities to have this matter [resolved].”

Christmas Abbott Instagram story after arrest

Christmas makes it clear where she’ll be directing her attention in the near future.

“I’m focused on providing for Loyal,” she reports.

Her one-month-old baby, Loyal Atticus, should definitely be her primary concern.

“And,” Christmas says, she will be “recovering from a very emotionally challenging pregnancy & difficult delivery.”

No childbirth is easy, but it sounds like she really had a hard time with it.

“Being a single mother is challenging enough,” she writes. “Without the world having an opinion on a situation they know nothing about.”

Christmas’ post may be vague, but her meaning is no mystery.

As we reported earlier this week, the Big Brother alum was arrested after allegedly attacking her baby daddy’s side piece.

According to reports, she confronted the woman, and then “rammed another vehicle multiple times.”

“[Abbott] came to the gym to confront her child’s father’s romantic partner,” documents say.

“Once there, she threw a coffee cup and caused a scene,” the report continues.

“The suspect entered her Mercedes-Benz SUV and proceeded to ram the victim’s vehicle twice,” the document reports.

It concludes: “This caused over $ 5,000 worth of damage to the victim’s vehicle.”

Christmas has had more to say on Instagram this week, however.

“How could I ever get enough of that sweet smile?!” she wrote on Wednesday, beside two sweet glimpses of her wee little baby.

“I literally can stare and watch him all day long,” she confesses. “Just to watch him & maybe see a lil laugh or giggle.”

That’s why they’re so cute, folks.

Christmas gushes: “He simply lights up my heart & makes me so fulfilled!”

She made this post at the same time that everyone was reading about her arrest.

But she made it clear that she just wanted to rave about her baby, not address her rap sheet.

“No teaching point on this post,” Christmas writes.

“Just some simple love & appreciation for my son,” she clarifies. “And all that he brings into my life.”

“There’s moments that are hard as hell,” she admits. “But countless more that are priceless.”

Some might cynically say that Christmas was trying to distract from the alleged vehicular attack by using her baby’s cuteness.

We hope that we do not have to explain that someone allegedly cheating on you is not an excuse for property damage.

In fact, it’s not much of an excuse for anything except a breakup. You can write a diss track if you like.

The fact that Christmas is accused of having confronted her baby daddy’s alleged side piece makes this even worse.

Any cheater — if he really was cheating — should be ashamed, but that other woman doesn’t owe Christmas the time of day.

That said, Christmas was very pregnant at the time of the incident.

While it doesn’t excuse her behavior, hormones can do wild things to a person’s mind.

Her state of mind should probably be taken into consideration if Christmas ends up facing any criminal penalties.

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‘DWTS’ Champ J.R. Martinez Says ‘Better Call Saul’ Lying Amputee Deserves 2nd Chance

The “Better Call Saul” actor who made headlines this week for falsely presenting himself as a war vet, deserves a chance to make good in Hollywood … according to real Army vet and actor J.R. Martinez. J.R. — who won “Dancing With the Stars”…

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Jen Harley: I Never Hit Ronnie Magro! I Can Prove He’s Lying!

Earlier this week, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro alleged that Jen Harley had attacked him yet again.

If you've been watching Jersey Shore Family Vacation this season, then we probably don't need to tell you that this was not an isolated incident.

In fact, it looks as though Jen has gotten violent with Ron on multiple occasions.

But Jen says that while that may what Ronnie wants us to think, it's simply not the case.

She says he's been lying all the time, and now she's offering up what she says is proof of that claim:

1. The Happy Couple

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Fans, friends, and family members have been encouraging Ron to part ways with Jen for months now — and it looks as though he’s finally taken that advice.

2. One Long Rough Patch

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It’s tempting to say that things began to deteriorate for Ronnie and Jen, but to be honest, things have been so bad between these two that it’s hard to imagine this relationship was ever healthy.

3. Ron-page

Ronnies black eye
Ron recently accused Jen of assaulting him and leaving him with a black eye. He even posted photographic evidence of his injuries on Instagram.

4. Harsh Words

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“Sorry for lying to my friends and family, sometimes u love people so much your willing to lie and the hurt the people that love u the most to protect,” he captioned the pic.

5. Jen’s Two Cents

Jen harley and baby ariana take a stroll in the park
Harley recently took to social media to dismiss Ron as an abject liar. And she claims to have proof that Magro is being dishonest with Shore fans.

6. It’s Over

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“No I will never speak to him again,” Harley replied to a fan who asked about her relationship with Ron late last night. “I’ve kept my mouth shut for to (sic) long.”

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Vicki Gunvalson: I Still Think Gina Kirschenheiter is Lying …

On the most recent episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County, Vicki Gunvalson was feeling very argumentative and accused Gina of being “selfish.”

Vicki is trying to clear the air, now.

But she still insists that it’s frustrating to hear Gina speak so casually of her divorce.

Taking to her Bravo blog, Vicki Gunvalson writes about her blowup fight with Gina Kirschenheiter.

“I did feel like I was too hard on her when we all had dinner at my house,” Vicki admits.

“And,” she continues. “I regret saying anything to her that may have hurt her feelings.”

“It’s been frustrating for me to see her so casual about divorcing her husband,” Vicki expresses.

“It doesn’t make sense to any of us,” Vicki says. “And I’ve come to the conclusion that there is a lot we don’t know.”

Vicki then shares her personal conspiracy theory about the Kirschenheiter divorce.

“My personal take on this is,” Vicki writes. “They were probably separated when we met her and that is why he decided to move to LA without her.”

“I don’t know if that’s true,” Vicki admits. “But that’s what makes sense to me.”

“If there is anything I do know, it’s the mistakes I made in my two marriages,” Vicki acknowledges.

“And if there is anything I could do to help her or anyone else,” Vicki says. “I feel inclined to speak up.”

“I have spent my entire professional life of almost 30 years helping people ‘plan for the unplanned‘,” Vicki writes.

And my goal is to always make sure their financial future is secure,” she says, referring to her insurance work.

“It’s hard for me not to want to offer my advice to Gina,” she confesses.

In other words, if she knew how to keep out of other people’s business, she wouldn’t be a Real Housewife.

“This is not my first rodeo,” Vicki says. “I know how this ends and it’s hard.”

“I want the best for Gina and her family,” she says. “And in the future I will not dismiss her reasons but will be there to help her if she needs me.”

“When Gina asked me a question about regretting my decision to be divorced,” Vicki writes. “Knowing that I am in a better place got me really thinking about it.”

Divorce is complicated, and everyone has different thoughts on the difficult process.

“I think it comes down to not making the same mistakes I made before,” Vicki suggests. “And being the best partner for Steve I can be.”

“I’m in an amazing place,” Vicki says. “And I’m incredibly grateful and thankful that such a solid, gorgeous, loving, ‘no drama’ man came in my life.”

That’s certainly an improvement over that total creep Brooks Ayers.

“We both live with the decision of divorce,” Vicki writes. “And we talk openly about it.”

“The truth is we both agree we should have done things differently in our past marriages to have saved them,” she continues.

“Divorce is difficult on the kids,” Vicki acknowledges. “Difficult financially and emotionally.”

“And,” she concludes. “I’m much clearer now than I was 10 years ago on what it truly takes to make a marriage work.”

After that, Vicki plugs her business and then encourages readers to follow her on Instagram.

Gina Kirschenheiter has really resonated with a sizable chunk of fans and viewers of The Real Housewives of Orange County.

She is, quite frankly, relatable.

Divorce can be difficult, but a lot of viewers were happy to see someone speaking casually about a difficult process.

Not every unpleasant experience is the end of the world.

If Gina is pretty chill about her split, maybe that’s a good thing.

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Jessa Duggar to Fan: Stop LYING About My Family!

Whether they’re handed down by God or Jim Bob, rules are what make the Duggar family tick.

Even if you’re a casual fan, you’re probably familiar with the Duggar courtship rules, the dress code, and the bizarrely regimented lifestyle that governs life on the compound.

Some of these rules are expressed openly.

For example, many episodes of Counting On have featured various members of the massive Duggar clan explaining the many things they’re not allowed to do prior to marriage.

(The list of what’s not permitted is much, much longer than the list of what’s allowed.)

But there are other rules that are shrouded in mystery.

Take, for example, the Duggar policy regarding social media accounts.

It’s long been rumored that Duggars who are not either married, engaged or courting are not allowed to post on social media.

It was widely assumed that it was for that reason that the still-single Jana Duggar doesn’t have a social media account.

This became a matter of public discussion when Jessa Duggar posted the above photo of her sister earlier this week.

“I think their family has their own rule that they can’t have their own social media until they are in a relationship,” one fan commented.

Jessa was having none of that talk, and she was quick to cement her place as the most outspoken Duggar daughter by immediately clearing the air:

“It’s not a rule, it’s just coincidence,” Jessa responded, adding a laughing emoji to make it clear she’s not taking the situation too seriously.

Of course, that emoji also served to confuse the issue a bit.

Is Jessa really saying that it’s just a coincidence that Michelle and Jim Bob’s kids start social media accounts only after they’ve announced their courtships?

Is she actually suggesting it’s a pure coincidence that Jana is the only adult Duggar without any social media presence, and she also happens to be the only one who’s single?

We have a hard time with that one, but we doubt the Duggars really care.

It’s always been sort of understood that part of what the family offers is wholesome fiction, and fans seem okay with that arrangement.

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Corinne Olympios: I Know Colton Underwood is Lying About Being a Virgin!

Back in June, Bachelor Villain (or perhaps misunderstood Bachelor Hero?) Corinne Olympios lamented that The Bachelorette totally sucks now.

Well, it sounds like she’s not feeling super optimistic about The Bachelor, either, with Colton Underwood as the leading man.

Not only does she think that someone else would be better, but she doesn’t buy Colton’s claim to be a virgin for a second.

On Wednesday, September 26, Corinne Olympios did an interview on the Domenick Nati Show.

And she has some doubts about the indecisive jock whom ABC has selected as the next Bachelor.

“I just have some insincere feelings I get from him,” Corinne explains.

“So, we’ll see how that pans out,” Corinne says before explaining what she thinks is so insincere about him.

“I do think that [his virginity] was a lie,” Corinne admits. “I don’t know why, but I just don’t buy it.”

Corinne isn’t convinced that Colton is completely honest, but she shares who her pick for the Bachelor would have been.

“I liked Blake a lot,” she shares. “I totally thought it should have been Blake.”

Blake Horstmann is a very popular dude.

That said, Corinne says that she totally understands why the producers settled on Colton.

“But, you know, I think Colton was a crowd favorite,” Corinne acknowledges. “And that’s really what they’re interested in.”

Corinne also has some advice for Colton — or for anyone else who might fill those shoes.

“Don’t let the fame get to your head,” Corinne advises.

She would know — she’s been in the orbits of a lot of men from the Bachelor franchise.

Corinne shares: “I don’t like guys that get cocky after that.”

Honestly, who does?

Colton’s virginity could change a lot about this upcoming season of The Bachelor.

But, as he recently explained to Ellen, it won’t be as awkward as people make it out to be.

“You could do more in the fantasy suites than just have sex,” Colton points out.

A lot of Bachelor couples use the fantasy suites to speak without a camera for the first time. That can be important.

Or, as Colton suggests: “I mean, we could play board games, we could hang out.”

We don’t necessarily suggest that Colton play a board game. He and those final candidates to become his fiancee should really get to know one another.

Though many would be horrified at the idea of becoming engaged to someone without having sex first, we’re not saying that sex is mandatory.

Instead, he and the women can talk one-on-one without cameras or judgment. That could really help him to make a decision.

And, quite frankly, it could help the women decide if they want to accept his potential proposal.

After a while, they might decide that they, too, don’t think that he’s being entirely honest.

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