Prosecutors and defense attorneys in the Jared Fogle case submitted their requests for sentencing on Thursday, the Associated Press reports. Fogle’s attorneys asked the judge for a five-year prison term, saying in court documents that he “is profoundly sorry.” Prosecutors requested a 12 ½-year term.
The latest woman accusing Bill Cosby of drugging and assaulting her says she was knocked out for two days after he invited her to his hotel room to run lines in 1988.
On Monday's episode of Dr. Phil, the talk doc grilled "Mama" June Shannon about her relationship with registered sex offender Mark McDaniel, who molested June's daughter Anna Cardwell. Regarding the public knowledge of her relationship with McDaniel, which led to the cancellation of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, June said, "There's some truths and there's some lies that's out there, and there's the truth between that." She then danced all over the margins she set without ever leaving her seat.
I didn't watch everything on TV today, but really, what could possibly top this?
Television host Philip "Dr. Phil" McGraw's Peteski Productions filed a copyright-infringement suit yesterday against Gawker Media. Peteski accuses Deadspin of having harmed the ratings of two episodes of the Dr. Phil program by posting video clips from the show—in which McGraw interviewed Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, the confessed perpetrator of the Manti Te'o girlfriend hoax—online.
Is Ronaiah Tuiasosopo — the would-be gospel singer who crafted an elaborate fake online persona and "catfished" college football star Manti Te'o — gay? When Dr. Phil asked him for a soon-to-broadcast interview, Tuisasosopo said "yes." And then he quickly called himself "confused." And then he said this:
Dr. Phil says the man behind Manti Te'o's fake girlfriend Lennay Kekua, Roniah Tuiasosopo, told him he was "deeply, romantically in love" with Te'o and claims that the voice talking back to Te'o for countless hours on the phone was not his cousin, as reported by the New York Post, but him. Asked by Dr. Phil if he is gay, Tuiasosopo says that, yes, he is, then clarifies that he is "confused."
Jael Strauss' episode of Dr. Phil aired today, and it was basically just an extended version of what we saw in the 30-second promo that went viral earlier this week. When she finally calmed down after fighting with her family and fleeing Dr. Phil's studio before she could even step onstage, she expressed embarrassment that her current life as a meth-using stripper was being discussed in front of a room full of people. And then Dr. Phil revealed more secrets about her (without explicitly stating them) and she got embarrassed all over again.
In case you missed it, the discussion section of yesterday's post about the upcoming episode of Dr. Phil featuring Jael Strauss, the former America's Next Top Model contestant who's hooked on meth, featured a post from CariDee English, winner of the show's 7th cycle. It's an interesting peek into the very specific situation of what it means to be a Tyra Banks-crowned "Top Model" in an actual industry of top models, and what happens when the platform you've been given disappears from under your feet. Highlights are below:
Jael Strauss placed sixth in Cycle 8 of America's Next Top Model, but with her days of smizing long behind her, she seems to have developed a meth habit. On Thursday's episode of Dr. Phil, she'll receive an intervention. Perhaps Dr. Phil will even yell at her like he's never yelled at a girl before.
Professional concern troll Dr. Phil scored the first interview with Casey Anthony's parents George and Cindy by "donating" to "Caylee's fund," a non-profit they run. The elder Anthonys say they haven't seen their daughter since her release from jail, then tearily dance around the details of what Casey did or didn't do. Does George think Casey hid his granddaughter's body in the trunk of her car?
Remember crazy mom Jessica Beagley from Alaska who was so desperate to meet Dr. Phil in person that she abused her young son on video with hot sauce and a cold shower? A judge convicted her yesterday of misdemeanor child abuse. Beagley faces a maximum of one year in jail. This should go without saying, but Dr. Phil really does attract the dumbest, worst people that America has to offer.