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Mum’s the Word According to Donald Trump’s Attorney Michael Cohen

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Michael Cohen has one message for Stormy Daniels and it goes something like this…. “Mum’s the word” cause he’s pleading the 5th.

According to reports, Michael Cohen filed a declaration with the court saying, “Based on the advice of counsel, I will assert my 5th amendment rights (against self incrimination) in connection with all proceedings in this case due to the ongoing criminal investigation by the FBI and U.S. Attorney

Woman behind the 1973 Roe V. Wade Ruling Norma McCovery Passes Away

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Norma McCovery, the woman behind the Roe v. Wade lawsuit which made abortion legal has passed away.

McCorvey who used pseudonym ‘Jane Roe’ to conceal her identity, made history for the 1973 Supreme Court ruling.

Roe filed the lawsuit in 1970 when  it was illegal for women in Texas to have an abortion unless there was danger to the life of the mother.

The Supreme Court ruled that women were constitutionally entitled to have an abortion because the 14th Amendment grants them a right to privacy.

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Celebrities and Famous People Who Have Killed Someone

Believe it or not, several famous people have killed someone.

Celebrities ArrestedMany celebrities were involved in tragic accidents that resulted in deaths, while others committed cold-blooded murder.

Some celebs have served time in prison stemming from convictions, and others have gotten away with murder; sure, maybe they were wrongly accused, or maybe they just had great lawyers.

  • In 2006, singer and “America’s Got Talent” judge Brandy was involved in a freeway pile-up that caused the death of Awatef Aboudihaj. Though Aboudihaj had struck the vehicle in front of her before Brandy hit her car, witnesses on the scene said the singer claimed responsibility for the accident, repeatedly saying, “I should have stopped.”
  • In 1970, The Who drummer Keith Moon accidentally killed his friend and bodyguard Neil Boland by hitting him with his car. Moon was trying to drive away from pub patrons who were harassing him, and he did not see his friend in the road.  He was haunted by the incident until the time of his death.
  • When Laura Bush was in high school, she neglected to stop at a stop sign when she was driving.  She hit another car and killed the driver, Michael Dutton Douglas, a close friend and classmate.
  • In 1987, Matthew Broderick and his then girlfriend and “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” co-star Jennifer Grey were on vacation in Ireland.  Broderick mistakenly drove the wrong way on the street and crashed into on oncoming vehicle.  The driver and passenger in the other car both died from their injuries.
  • Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious stabbed his girlfriend Nancy Spungen to death in 1978. He first claimed to have found her dead on the bathroom floor of their hotel room, but then he admitted that he stabbed her, but did not intend to kill her. Though he was charged with her murder, Vicious never stood trial; he died of a drug overdose while out on bail.
  • In 1969, Ted Kennedy drove his car off a bridge on Chappaquiddick, an island near Martha’s Island. The car went under the water, and though Kennedy swam free, his passenger Mary Jo Kopechne drowned in the overturned vehicle. Kennedy fled the scene and waited nine hours to report the incident; he later pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident.
  • In 2001, “Jawbreaker” actress Rebecca Gayheart hit a 9 year-old with her car, and he later died from his injuries. She was convicted of vehicular manslaughter, a charge to which she plead “no contest.”
  • Rapper Snoop Dogg and his bodyguard were charged with the murder of a rival gang member.  Snoop Dogg was defended by Johnny Cochran and was acquitted after years of court battles.
  • Boxing promoter Don King killed two men in separate incidents.  King killed the first man in self-defense when the man was trying break into his gambling operation.  King was convicted of second degree murder for the second incident, in which he stomped to death an employee who owed him $600.
  • “Naked Lunch” author William S. Burroughs shot and killed his wife in 1951.  He was not charged with murder as the event stemmed from a drunken evening where the couple was playing “William Tell.”
  • In 1936, billionaire entrepreneur Howard Hughes hit a pedestrian with his car.  The man died, but Hughes was not charged with any crimes as a result of the incident.
  • In 2002, Robert Blake was charged with the murder of his wife, who was shot to death.  He was later acquitted, but he was found liable for wrongful death in a civil lawsuit.
  • When “The Wire” actress Felicia Pearson was 14, she convicted of second degree murder in the shooting death of Okia Toomer. Though she was sentenced to serve two consecutive 8-year terms, she was released after just 6.5 years at the Maryland Correctional Institute.
  • “It’s a Wonderful Life” actor James Stewart was a pilot during World War II.  During this time, Stewart participated in several bombings that resulted in the deaths of enemy soldiers and civilians.
  • “Platoon” director Oliver Stone killed several enemy soldiers with a grenade during the Vietnam War.  He was awarded the Bronze Star with “V” device for his heroism in ground combat.
  • NBA player Jayson Williams accidentally shot to death his limousine driver while he was playing with a shot gun.  Williams ended up pleading guilty to aggravated assault.

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Nicholas Brooks, the “playboy boyfriend” of swimsuit designer was sentenced today for the murder of  his girlfriend in a  Soho House hotel room.

Aaron Hernandez, former New England Patriots indicted for murder.

Hernandez, tight end was indicted Thursday on first-degree murder and weapons charges in the death of  27-year-old Odin Lloyd.

Celebrities Unusual Deaths

Attila the Hun
453 AD — bled to death from a nosebleed on his wedding night.

Attila, frequently referred to as Attila the Hun, was the ruler of the Huns from 434 until his death in 453. He was leader of the Hunnic Empire, which stretched from the Ural River to the Rhine River and from the Danube River to the Baltic Sea.

Alexander I of Greece – king of the Hellenes 1917–20
1920 — died October 25, from blood poisoning after being bitten by his gardener’s pet monkey.

Sir Francis Bacon
1626 — pneumonia. He was experimenting with freezing a chicken by stuffing it with snow.

Amanda Blake (Beverly Neill) – actress (Miss Kitty on “Gunsmoke”)
1989 — AIDS contracted from her bisexual husband.

Joselito (Jose Gomez) – Spanish bullfighter
1920 — fatally gored fighting his last bull.

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Nancy Grace

HLN Television host Nancy Grace is being sued for $15 million dollars.  According to sources, Patricia Caruso, a former colleague has file suit against Grace for breach of contract for  defaulting on a syndicated television series which was to be produced by Caruso and hosted by Grace.

Both Grace and Caruso were former Court TV professionals.  They  met in 2002.  In 2008 they began the development of the new television series called “Grace’s Cases.”  The series was picked up by CBS in 2009.  One year later Grace accepted a position to host another similar series called “Swift Justice With Nancy Grace.”

According to sources, Caruso claimed that she spent two years developing and marketing the show.  CBS successfully sold the series in 80% syndicated market.

In 2010, despite reassurances, by Grace that CBS would make Caruso an offer, and that she would not proceed without her, Grace signed on with “Swift Justice”  leaving Caruso hanging.

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Ted Williams Today Show

Ted Williams, the homeless Ohio man we reported on yesterday (Jan, o5, 2011) never dreamed that he would become an overnight sensation. Thanks to a local radio host who just happen to roll his window and give him the opportunity to prove that the sign he was holding was in fact absolutely true.

Posted by:  BBParks