A sexual predator speaks

Bill Cosby talks going to prison

Bill Cosby is mentally preparing himself for prison, Page Six reports.

The New York Post column revealed on April 28 that the comedian — who on April 26 was found guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his home 14 years ago — had been speaking to one of its reporters during his retrial.

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"When they send me to that place, I want you to be there to tell my story because it seems no one is listening, no one wants the real story," Cosby, 80, told Page Six.

By "that place," he means a prison cell. He's facing 30 years behind bars — 10 years for each count on which he was found guilty, as well as the possibly of fines up to $25,000 for each count — when he's sentenced this summer.

"This is what they wanted," Cosby told Page Six after he was found guilty by a Pennsylvania jury.

He made headlines for bitterly lashing out at prosecutor Kevin Steele after the verdict was read when the district attorney asked the judge to revoke Cosby's bail, claiming he was a flight risk. "He doesn't have a plane, you a–hole. I'm sick of this," Cosby shouted. (The judge did not revoke his $1 million bail, though the man who's been accused of drugging, raping and sexual assaulting dozens of women over the last several decades has been ordered to remain at his Pennsylvania home on house arrest under GPS monitoring until sentencing.)

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According to Page Six, when Cosby returned to his home outside Philadelphia following the verdict, "he was greeted at the door by another 'victim' — his wife and most loyal supporter, Camille. She gave him a hug and a kiss, said a source who was present," Page Six wrote.

Page Six also revealed that Cosby spoke to the outlet in 2017 during his first trial — which ended in a mistrial when the jury was unable to reach a unanimous verdict — with the agreement that his quotes wouldn't be published until after the legal proceedings were over.

Cosby explained why he refused to agree to a plea deal that would have allowed him to avoid prison.

"When there was talk of a plea bargain, I said no," Cosby told Page Six. "I just refused to plead guilty to something that just didn't happen. It didn't happen, and Andrea knows that, and I think [prosecutors] know that."

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If he'd taken the deal back then, he'd had served house arrest, registered as a sex offender and been on probation for an undisclosed period, Page Six reported.

"Why take a deal? Not when they want me to say that I'm a sex offender. I didn't do what they said I did," Cosby insisted.

He also shared a story about traveling to see the late Nelson Mandela, who famously spent nearly three decades in prison. Cosby seemingly compared himself to the former South African President who put an end to apartheid in the nation.

"You know, I think back to the time when Camille and I went to visit Nelson Mandela in South Africa. He was a free man, but I remember when we met him at Robben Island where he had been in a prison for all of those years. I sat in that cell where he lived, and I saw how he lived… what he had to eat to live and what he went through," Cosby told Page Six.

"So, if they send me to that place," he continued, "then that's what they will do, and I will have to go there."

Judge Steven O'Neill will sentence the comedian in July. Before that, he'll undergo a "sexually violent predator" assessment.

Insta-tale?

Tiffany Haddish and Common hit with split rumors

Is there trouble in paradise for Tiffany Haddish and Common?

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The couple of less than three months is being hit with split rumors, and it seems to all be tied to social media. Eagle-eyed Instagram users noticed that Common has unfollowed the actress, which is often considered a modern day signal of a split.

Tiffany, however, still follows Common.

Over the summer, the comedian confirmed that she and Common were dating. "This is hands down the best relationship I've ever been in," she said on Steve-O's podcast Wild Ride. "Knock on wood! I've lost 20 pounds since I've been in this relationship."

She added, "I feel more confident in me and it's not him that's doing it. I'm just way happier and it's like knowing I got somebody that cares about me, that really has my back. It seems like he does anyways. And I love it. I love him."

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Recently, Tiffany posted some cryptic messages on Instagram about exes contacting her.

"Boy. Stop reaching out to me trying to be my friend, I don't want to be your friend. Plus you got a whole women and Babies on the way and we been done for years," she said. "But you want a windfall of money, and want me to make that wind go? Huh hahaha if I thought that would remove you from my entire life I would. Just ct like I never said I love you. cause who I was loving wasn't the real you. When the real you showed up I was disappointed and disgusted, so please go away forever. PEACE AND HAPPINESS BE UPON YOU AND YOUR FAMILY."

Sports key

Nick Jonas floats funny sports conspiracy theory

If you're a professional athlete, maybe happiness begins with a Jonas Brothers concert.

On Oct. 28, just one day after the Los Angeles Dodgers won their first World Series title in 32 years, Nick Jonas floated a funny conspiracy theory that links that title and other recent championships to recent Jonas Brothers concerts.

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Nick is calling is the "Jonas Blessing," which he says is the opposite of the years-long "Drake curse," which saw many of his favorite teams lose. 

"The Dodgers won the World Series last night, and yet, no one is talking about the very, very obvious theme here," Nick said in a Twitter video. "To fully understand this conspiracy, we have to back things up to September 22, 2019."

On that particular date, the JoBros played a show in Kansas City, Missouri, which was attended by Patrick Mahomes. A few months later, Patrick and the Kansas City Chiefs won the Super Bowl, and the quarterback was named MVP.

Nick then spoke of a Dec. 10, 2019, show in Arizona, which was attended by Dodgers superstar Cody Bellinger. The singer included a picture from Oct. 27 that shows Cody holding up the World Series trophy.

"Last, but not least, certainly not least, Lewis Hamilton attended the Jonas Brothers concert in Paris on February 22," Nick said. "Just last week, he won his 92nd Grand Prix — the most of all time." 

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Nick theorized that the first step toward winning championships is attending live JoBros shows, calling it the "key to success."

"And just remember, it's not about how hard you practice, how naturally gifted you are," he said, "it's about the 'Year 3000,' 'When You Look Me in the Eyes,' 'S.O.S.,' and of course, 'Sucker.'"

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Brad Pitt and girlfriend split: Report

Brad Pitt is single again.

The Oscar-winning actor and German model Nicole Poturalski have split, Page Six reported on Oct. 28.

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A source told the site that the breakup isn't exactly new, indicating it happened "a while back."

"It was never all that serious as it was cracked up to be," the source said, adding that the romance was "totally over."

Brad and Nicole were first linked in August when they were seen boarding a private jet in Paris and taking off for the South of France. There was some scandalous discussion about the romance at the time because Nicole is married. However, reports said that Nicole and her husband have an "open marriage."

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Whereas Nicole is believed to be in Germany, Brad is now back in Los Angeles, and he recently voiced an advertisement for presidential candidate Joe Biden.

Earlier this month, Nicole, who has been described as a doppelgänger of Brad's ex Angelina Jolie, felt the burden of dating such a high-profile personality, noting that she was suddenly the target of trolls on social media.

"Hey guys, I have been wondering since forever why people leave hateful comments?" she asked on her Instagram Story. "Why? What is the benefit? Just in [general] I want to understand the train of thoughts. Because I don't get it. It's just so rude and sad for those commenting."

"And just don't follow people you don't want to see or don't like their content. Easy. So just be nice and kind. Try," she continued. 

Nicole's words came just weeks after an Instagram user trolled "why do you hate Brad and Angelina?" At the time, Nicole simply responded, "not hating anyone."

Rosy past

ABC exec confirms Chrishell Stause was nearly 'The Bachelorette'

Things are looking good for Chrishell Stause on "Dancing With The Stars," but they were nearly looking rosy a decade ago.

The "Selling Sunset" star was very close to being cast as "The Bachelorette" in 2008, both she and ABC confirmed. 

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Earlier this week, ABC executive Robert Mills spoke about "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" franchises while on Nick Viall's Viall Files podcast.

"She would never remember this. I've actually had lunch with Chrishell, this was 10 or 11 years ago, to talk about being the Bachelorette," he told Nick.

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At the time, "The Bachelor" was being produced consistently, but its counterpart was not.

"There was like four Bachelors for every one Bachelorette," Robert said. "At that point we didn't know who it was going to be, so we were looking for people and our casting director said, 'We should meet with this girl Chrishell Stause, she's amazing.'"

After their meeting, Robert was convinced that Chrishell, who was then starring on "All My Children," was the next woman to head the show.

Around that time, Brad Womack's season aired and he let go of two women at the end, including fan favorite DeAnna' [Pappas]. Producers felt that they needed to let DeAnna lead the show, which meant Chrishell was out.

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Chrishell, for her part, said she vividly remembers flirting ABC's lovestruck franchise.

"I was in line to be the next Bachelorette. And [Rob] kind of said it, oh she probably doesn't remember. And the funny thing is that I definitely remember," she said on her Instagram Story. "Because on my side, the way I was approached about, was that All My Children, which I was on at the time, was going to do a cross story line and so at the time I was a model on the show. Infusion, this makeup company, so they were going to do a win a date with our model type of story line… which they were going to cross promote on ABC daytime and primetime… so that was the way it was brought to me."

She added, "So anyway I definitely remember that. So funny, it's all intertwined. what could have been. Brad Womack hadn't not picked someone, anyways, so funny!"

Recruitment

'Smallville' actress recalls Allison Mack encouraging her to join NXIVM

Former "Smallville" actress Alaina Huffman thoroughly remembers her co-star Allison Mack touting NXIVM, the controversial self-help group that many believe was actually a sex cult in upstate New York.

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In fact, Alaina said Allison invited her to join the group several times.

"As a young woman, 27, 28, on 'Smallville,' Ally was a couple of years younger than me and here she was flourishing, very well put together, a really peppy and independent woman," Alaina told Page Six. "She invited me a few times to some of these events and for whatever reason, I never made it maybe because I was married and had kids and I might have had something else that grounded more than I needed that kind of grounding but I can understand the appeal."

Allison, who won two Teen Choice Awards for her role as Clark Kent's sidekick Chloe Sullivan on "Smallville, made no secret of her NXIVM beliefs, and she even spoke openly on the set about her plans to move to Albany, New York, where the group was headquartered, Alaina recalls.

Allison was high in the NXIVM food chain. Within NXIVM was a secretive group called DOS, which stood for "dominus obsequious sororium," which is Latin for "master over the slave women. Allison quickly became a "key recruiter" for DOS, multiple reports and documentaries show. 

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Women who were part of DOS were allegedly forced to become "slaves" to the their masters. These "slaves" were required to provide "collateral," often in the form of nude photographs, to prove their loyalty to their "master." They were also reportedly required to seduce NXIVM founder Keith Raniere, who's initials were also branded on the women (many claim Allison's initials can also be found in the brand.)

Alaina, who starred in "Supernatural," said Allison wasn't the only actress to try and recruit her to NXIVM. Former member Bonnie Piesse, who had a role in "Star Wars," also implored her to join.

"We went out for dinner and she was like, 'Oh, you've got to come to this group,'" Alaina recalled. "I said, 'Oh yeah, I know it from Ally.'"

Bonnie later left the group and joined other former members on a crusade to take NXIVM down. She and her husband, filmmaker Mark Vicente, are prominently featured on HBO's "The Vow," which centers on the group, which had deep ties in the entertainment industry.

Public interest in NXIVM has been peaked recently due to "The Vow" and Starz's "Seduced," which is produced by India Oxenberg, who was a part of DOS. India is the daughter of "Dynasty" star Catherine Oxenberg. 

On Oct. 28, the Oxenbergs celebrated as Keith, NXIVM's founder, was sentenced to 120 years in prison for sex trafficking and other crimes, all of which stem from his leadership of NXIVM.

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Last year, Allison pleaded guilty to racketeering and conspiracy charges, including extortion and forced labor, for her role in NXIVM. She is awaiting her sentencing.

card shark

Rob Kardashian unexpectedly snags rare Tom Brady card worth $250k

Rob Kardashian scored a massive win this week after purchasing a case of football cards that contained an incredibly rare Tom Brady card that's valued at upwards of $250,000.

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The Tom Brady MVP Nebula parallel card is the only one like it in the world. It's one of one. And no, Rob, who's a huge sports card collector, didn't know that his purchase contained that valuable card until after the packages were opened.

According to TMZ, Rob purchased a case of 2020 Panini Mosaic Choice (hobby) cards from The Bullpen in Los Angeles. A case, which typically costs around $10,000, comes with 20 boxes.

While Rob phoned in the order, he allowed the guys at the store to open the packages of cards on his behalf. The guys even live-streamed it on Instagram, and they were beside themselves with glee when the Tom Brady card showed up.

"That's one of the biggest cards I've pulled in my life," one man screamed.

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The card, according to experts, is worth anywhere from $50,000 to $250,000, depending on the quality. Since the card was pulled directly from the packages and immediately placed into a protective case, it's expected to be valued on the high end of that spectrum.

Rob's haul also included other highly collectable cards worth several thousand dollars each. 

"Rob crushed it," one expert told TMZ. 

It's unclear if Rob plans to sell the cards or keep them as a part of his collection.

weight gain

Pamela Anderson 'feeling puffy' after quarantine weight gain

Pamela Anderson said she's been struggling with "the epidemic of loneliness" after fleeing the United States for her native Canada in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic.

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The former "Baywatch" star also lamented her current apathy toward working out, despite having a gym at her family ranch.

"I have a gym that I look at every so often. I feel a little puffy but winter is coming so I won't feel cold," she said on "Loose Women."

Pam, though, thinks her body looks better when it's curvy.

"I try to keep on a bit of weight – I think it's better on me," she once claimed.

Still, while in Canada, Pam is also carrying the weight of being a mother to two adults sons, one of whom she hasn't seen in seven months. 

"I miss my sons terribly and there are times I want to get into my car and just drive to them, there are frantic moments where I just want to see them," she said of Brandon, 24, and Dylan, 22. "There is an epidemic of loneliness, a lack of intimacy with technology, we have to embrace what's happening now instead of the past, human contact is very important and we need to keep in touch."

She added, "They're in L.A. and I'm here. If you come to Canada you have to quarantine for a couple of weeks. I went to L.A. I have seen Brandon but I haven't seen Dylan for seven months. We FaceTime but it's not great. I need more. I want to hug them."

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While the pandemic was certainly one of Pam's biggest reasons for hightailing it to Canada earlier this year, the upcoming election also played into her mind.

"I don't think I want to be in L.A .during the election… oh yes, mail-in ballot… oh boy, the government is ridiculous," she said. "I don't know what to say but you have to vote or you can't complain about it."

Victory!

'Dynasty' star Catherine Oxenberg responds to Keith Raniere's sentencing

Former "Dynasty" star Catherine Oxenberg is applauding United States attorneys and a federal judge after slapping NXIVM founder Keith Raniere with a 120-year sentence for sex crimes.

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"U saved my daughter India and countless others, I am forever grateful. TY for putting this predator behind bars," Catherine tweeted to the US Attorney's Office in New York on Oct. 27.

For years, the soap star has been on a crusade against Keith and NXIVM, as her daughter, India, was in the group. Catherine pleaded with media to shine a light on the group that claimed to be a self-help organization. She argued that it was actually a sex cult that starved women and was being led by Keith. 

Many of the women, including Catherine's daughter, were branded with Keith's initials.

India, who currently stars in a docu-series about the organization called "Seduced," read an impact statement before the court, claiming Keith starved her to look "like a 12-year-old girl." She said he also rubbed his fingers across the brand like cattle.

"MY precious daughter… so courageous. MY heart breaks," Catherine tweeted shortly after India spoke to the court.

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Before the judge's sentence, Keith reportedly professed his innocence and claimed the victims were lying in their statements. He added that he was "deeply remorseful."

"Only a  monster would discredit his victims.. remorseful for what? himself? Typical sociopath," Catherine tweeted.

While appearing on HBO's "The Vow" and Starz's "Seduced: Inside the NXIVM Cult," Catherine said she always felt a sense of guilt because she's the one who introduced India to NXIVM (back when she thought it was a self-help group). Many other celebrities were also a part of the group, including "Smallville" star Allison Mack, who last year pleaded guilty to racketeering for her key role in NXIVM. 

After the sentencing, many of NXIVM's former members celebrated Keith's fate.

"I'm in a total state of shock right now," whistleblower and voice actress Sarah Edmondson said on Whitney Cummings' Instagram Live. "120 years. How many lives is that? I don't even know what that means."

Sarah, who was the former head of NXIVM's Vancouver office, added, "We did it."

Filmmaker Mark Vicente, who was among the top brass of the group before turning whistleblower, tweeted, "120 years!"

Getting real

Kathy Hilton joins 'RHOBH' as a 'friend'

Welcome to the show, Kathy Hilton.

After months of rumors, it's being reported that Kathy Hilton is officially joining "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," but she won't be holding a diamond. Instead, Paris and Nicky Hilton's mom will be cast as "a friend of the show," TMZ said.

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According to the report, Kathy and Bravo finalized the deal last week, paving the way for her to make regular appearances, but not be saddled with the responsibilities of a full-time cast member, such as attending the reunion shows.

Kathy, the sister of current reality star Kyle Richards and former star Kim Richards, has appeared briefly on "RHOBH" several times before.

Speculation about Kathy's potential involvement in the show is nothing new. In fact, last year rumors circulated that she could become a full-time member of the show.

"I would be happy if my sister joined," Kyle said on "Watch What Happens Live" as rumors surfaced. "I've had one sister on, why not have another sister on."

Kyle added that Kathy is "one of the funniest people there is."

"She's a practical joker and she's very, very funny," Kyle said, "so I think she'd be an amazing Housewife actually."

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Kathy's news sparks a busy week for the 90210 franchise. On Oct. 26, it was announced that Crystal Kung Minkoff, the founder of Real Coco and wife of filmmaker Rob Minkoff, was joining the cast of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills." The mother of two will be the first Asian-American Housewife on "RHOBH." In fact, Kathy even commented on an Instagram photo that Crystal posted.

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"All dressed up with somewhere to go," the new full time "Housewife" captioned a photo from her home.

Kathy replied, "Oh yes you do!!! Looking like a boss Mama."