Scandalized Philly News Anchors Share Competing Make-Out Stories

Hamilton Nolan · 04/04/11 08:26AM

Philadelphia's misbehaving news anchors are the most exciting thing to come out of the Philly media scene since AJ Daulerio! Former Philly CBS anchor Alycia Lane (pictured) is famous for slugging a cop and emailing bikini photos of herself; fellow former Philly anchor Larry Mendte made his name by hacking into Lane's email and thereby destroying his career. Today: more details than you probably care to know about the relationship between the two!

Philly Newsman Gossip Hacking Scandal Trial Mercifully Concludes

Hamilton Nolan · 11/25/08 10:38AM

Larry Mendte was the first male host of Access Hollywood before becoming a news anchor in Philadelphia, where he worked with Alycia Lane, a fellow anchor who punched an undercover cop and sent bikini photos of herself to the wife of a sports TV personality, all of which somehow made Mendte jealous, causing him to hack into Lane's email and forward the most salacious bits to gossip journalists, which ended up getting her fired, though his activities eventually came out and got him fired, and then got him sued by her as well as charged in a criminal case. Got that? Well now Mendte has been sentenced: He got six months of house arrest and three years of probation. At his sentencing he apologized, and said this:

Batman Bale's Family Assault Interview

Ryan Tate · 07/22/08 06:39AM
  • Dark Knight star Christian Bale is accused of assaulting his own mother and sister. Police apparently waited to question Bale about the incident because "it would have been wrong to have wrecked the premiere." Yes, one wouldn't want to interrupt the celebration of a fictional vigilante crime fighter with an awkward attempt to, you know, fight crime. [Sun]

Fired For Snooping On Cop-Slugging Co-Anchor

Ryan Tate · 06/25/08 07:54AM

"Philadelphia news anchor Larry Mendte has been fired by CBS amid the FBI probe into allegations he hacked into former co-anchor Alycia Lane's computer and leaked embarrassing stories about her to Page Six." [Post]

Did Email-Spying Newsman Hate His Punchy Co-Anchor?

Hamilton Nolan · 06/05/08 11:09AM

Page Six has a "DARK THEORY" (or, if you prefer, a "bizarre scenario that seems possible") about why former Access Hollywood host Larry Mendte would want to read the email of Alycia Lane, his cop-slugging former co-anchor at the CBS station in Philly. Yammering coworkers say that Mendte was jealous of Lane's success, and "worked hard to take Alycia down." The clear implication is that Mendte may also have been responsible for leaking past gossip items about Lane's personal life. It certainly qualifies as a dark theory, but is it true? Nobody knows yet, so here's an anonymous coworker's gratuitous quote about Mendte's wife: "She's an older version of Alycia, which I find a little freaky." [P6]

Former Access Hollywood Host Accused Of Reading Cop-Slugging Colleague's Emails

Hamilton Nolan · 06/02/08 02:21PM

Larry Mendte, the first male host of Access Hollywood, is under investigation by the FBI for reading someone else's emails. If he did it, at least he probably saw some thrilling stuff: his alleged victim is Alycia Lane, his cop-slugging, bikini-posing former colleague at Philly's CBS TV station. You can see why he'd be tempted! Early indications are that Mendte's snooping could rank right up there with Insider host Pat O'Brien's sexy drunken voicemails in the annals of gossip show host scandals.

Gay Officers Do Not Forgive Cop-Slug Anger Woman

Pareene · 02/28/08 10:30AM

Alycia Lane, the Philly newsanchor who "slugged" a lady cop in New York last December, may have been fired from her station before she even went to trial, but that's not enough for the Gay Officers Action League (or GOOOOAAALLL), who would like the charges against Lane un-reduced. They are upset because before the slugging, Lane called the officer a "fucking dyke." [Soup Cans]

The Alycia Lane Story

Pareene · 01/24/08 06:14PM

Do you want to read ten tragic pages about the life of mixed-up cop-slugging former fucking reporter you fucking dyke Alycia Lane? It's got everything—crying to Dr. Phil, emailing bikini photos to Rich Eisen's wife, and, yes, slugging a lady cop. In Philadelphia those three actions basically make you the equivalent of Britney Spears, public meltdown-wise. [Philadelphia Mag]

Cop-Slug Anchor Ankles Sixth Boro

Pareene · 01/17/08 02:26PM

Cop-slugging Philly anchor woman Alycia Lane—fired from her affiliate and reportedly contemplating a wrongful dismissal suit against them—is selling her luxury Philadelphia condo. There's no word yet on where she's moving (besides HOT LADIES' PRISON). [NYP]

Anger-Woman Alycia Lane Out Of Work

Pareene · 01/07/08 05:22PM

You punch one lady cop (and call her a dyke) and suddenly you're not fit to anchor the local news anymore. Even in Philly! Alycia Lane, who assaulted a member of the NYPD last month, has been officially released from her contract by CBS3. There's always Pittsburgh. Or the internet! Maybe she'll come by to take your questions before she finally disappears. [CBS3]

Pareene · 12/21/07 01:00PM

Cop-slug anger-woman Alycia Lane's Philly CBS affiliate sorta apologized to the Philadelphia Gay News for their employee's alleged use of an anti-lesbian slur when she punched that cop. CBS3 also pointed out that they are "one of two stations in Philadelphia to employ openly gay on-camera people." Some of their best on-camera friends are dyke bitches! []

Charity Snubs Anger-Woman Apparel!

Pareene · 12/20/07 10:30AM

Despite the fact that the only hits we can find for "NB2 Apparel" are related to the Alycia Lane story, we're just accepting that there is such a company, and they are probably in Philadelphia. And according to Page Six, they're offering hilarious Cop-Slugging Alycia Lane Memorial clothing! "NB2 Apparel is hawking T-shirts and hoodies with the phrase, 'I'm a [bleep]ing TV Reporter, Bitch!' with 20 percent of proceeds going to the Police Athletic League." See? It's all for a good cause. Except PAL doesn't really think it's that funny. According to PhillyGossip: "Lt. Susan Slawson of the Police Athletic League just reached out to say that PAL does not want and will not accept any proceeds from NB2 Apparel from sales of its Alycia Lane parody apparel we mentioned here. Slawson said she had no knowledge of NB2's intent to contribute money to PAL, but said the organization does not wish to benefit from any materials designed to mock another person." What a bunch of humorless dyke bitches!

Alycia Industry [NYP]
PAL to NB2: We Don't Want Your Money [PhillyGossip]

Hot Hack Begs Guv Ed For Help

Pareene · 12/19/07 01:40PM

'COP-SLUG' ANGER-WOMAN Alycia Lane's jail phone call was made to Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell. Why? Because he is a very influential person who would assist her in getting her side of the story out, not so that he could try to spring her from jail! All good journalists know that the best way to get a story out is by going through a politician, so that he can tell some journalists about it. Like Governor Ed did morning, when he called up a Philly morning show to explain that the whole thing has been a misunderstanding.

Did Alycia Lane Actually Call The 'Gal Cop' A 'Dyke Bitch'?

Pareene · 12/18/07 11:10AM

Alycia Lane, the scantily clad photo-emailing-to-married-dudes Philly news anchor who punched a lady cop last weekend, has been suspended indefinitely from her station. Also: she made $700,000 a year! KYW-TV in Philly announced that Lane "would begin a planned two-week, end-of-year vacation a week early" and then they edited her out of station promos and the holiday special. WE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN AT WAR WITH VIXEN JOURNOS. Sadly, this might be the end of Lane's tenure at CBS3, depending on how her second-degree assault felony case goes. And those can take a while. You call one lady cop a "dyke bitch" and suddenly no one knows you. Except: did the New York Post sweeten that quote a little bit?

Bikini Anchor Punches Gal Cop!

Pareene · 12/17/07 10:35AM

Philly local newscaster, former News 12 reporter, emailer of bikini photos to married sportscasters, and twice-divorced former dater of married WCBS anchors Alycia Lane allegedly punched an undercover lady cop in the face early yesterday morning after complaining that their unmarked car was traveling too slowly through Chelsea. And as a result we got to hear Pat Kiernan say "dyke bitch" this morning on NY1, the best way to start a week ever!