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Former Children of God member details life in the apocalyptic sex cult that lured Hollywood celebs

Former Children of God member talks life in doomsday sex cult Flor Edwards, a former member of the doomsday cult Children of God, spoke to Fox News about her unusual upbringing and how she managed to escape the same sex cult that previously had Joaquin Phoenix and Rose McGowan as members when they were children. Flor Edwards believed she was going to die at age 12. The now-36-year-old escaped the doomsday cult Children of God, the same group that Hollywood celebrities like Rose McGowan and brothers Joaquin and River Phoenix were raised in. The cult also reportedly lured Fleetwood Mac’s Jeremy Spencer. The teacher recently published a memoir about her turbulent childhood titled “Apocalypse Child: A Life in End Times.” Edwards revealed she has never met McGowan or the Phoenix brothers. River...

‘Deadliest Catch’ star Blake Painter dead at 38: report

Captain Blake Painter’s body was reportedly discovered by law enforcement on Friday, TMZ revealed.  (Discovery) “Deadliest Catch” star Blake Painter has died, according to TMZ. He was 38. Law enforcement told the celebrity news site the captain’s body was discovered Friday in his Oregon home after a friend reportedly became concerned because he had not heard from him for a few days. Police determined Painter had been dead for several days. Oregon State Police did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment. Discovery Channel had no comment either. Police discovered substances inside the home, which will be tested for possible narcotics, TMZ reports. While prescription pills were also found, it’s unclear if they were a factor in Painter’s death. TMZ added no foul pl...

Mary Kay Letourneau relives ‘brutal’ time in prison after student-teacher romance in new doc

Former Seattle teacher Mary Kay Letourneau’s affair with one of her ex-pupils caused a national scandal.  (Reuters) Mary Kay Letourneau, the Seattle elementary school teacher who was convicted in 1997 of raping her sixth-grade student, is ready to share her side of the story. In an A&E Biography special titled “Mary Kay Letourneau: Autobiography,” a two-hour confession set to debut Tuesday night, the 56-year-old recounts her tumultuous, headline-grabber past. Letourneau shocked the world when, at age 34, she began an affair with 12-year-old Vili Fualaau. Their relationship ultimately sent her to prison for nearly eight years before the controversial couple married on May 20, 2005 — he was 22 by then. The pair now share two daughters. In the documentary, Letourneau detailed how he...

Playboy Playmate Stephanie Adams’ life plagued with personal woes before death plunge with son

Before she plunged from a New York City hotel on Friday with her 7-year-old son, former Playboy centerfold Stephanie Adams endured years mired in lawsuits, failed relationships and an ugly custody dispute.  Sources told the The New York Post the 46-year-old was in the middle of a fierce court battle with her estranged husband Charles Nicolai, the owner of Wall Street Chiropractic & Wellness. Adams filed for divorce from Nicolai in 2017 and was seeking child support from him. At the time of her death, Adams reportedly owed money to her lawyers for her ongoing custody battle. The relationship between the former couple was allegedly so toxic Adams was required to meet at the NYPD’s 1st Precinct for handovers of their son, Vincent. “It ensures no violence takes place,” claimed a friend. Th...

Carrie Underwood ‘completely done’ with Nashville home after ‘freak accident,’ report says

Carrie Underwood may be looking to escape her Nashville home after suffering from a “freak accident” last fall that left her with 40 stitches on her face and a broken wrist. A source told People Magazine on Friday the country crooner and her husband, NHL player Mike Fisher, are “looking to move” elsewhere within Tennessee’s capital. “They are completely done with the neighborhood,” claimed the source. “The decision came after her fall.” The source added security issues also contributed to the couple’s decision to begin house hunting for their family. “They’ve been having a lot of issues with neighbors letting people in the community to look around and it all escalated after the fall,” explained the source. Carrie Underwood made her first public appearance since her facial injury at t...

‘NCIS’ star Mark Harmon and sister Kristin Harmon Nelson endured a family feud over drugs, report says

“NCIS” actor Mark Harmon’s sister, actress and painter Kristin Harmon Nelson, died on April 27 at age 72 from a sudden heart attack, leaving behind a relationship that was at times turbulent between the siblings. The star’s daughter, Tracy Nelson, confirmed her mother’s death in a May 1 Facebook post. VINTAGE HOLLYWOOD FLASHBACK: THE GOLDEN GLOBES IN THE ’50S, ’60S AND ’70S Nelson’s life forever changed when she was merely 12 years old. That’s when she met Ricky Nelson, son of 1950s’ icons Ozzie and Harriet. The family starred in their own sitcom “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet” from 1952 to 1966. Kristin Harmon and Ricky Nelson on their wedding day.  (AP) People magazine reported Kristin Harmon Nelson not only fell in love with the all-American family, b...

Gene Wilder wanted to be remembered more for ‘Young Frankenstein’ than ‘Willy Wonka,’ author claims

Actor Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka on the set of the film “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,” based on the novel by Roald Dahl, 1971.  (Getty) Gene Wilder may have captivated audiences as the title character in 1971’s “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,” but the star allegedly didn’t always feel the beloved story’s magic on set. Brian Scott Mednick, who previously published a biography on the Hollywood icon titled “Gene Wilder: Funny and Sad,” recently told Woman’s World the actor clashed with the film’s director at times. JOHN STAMOS AND ‘WEIRD AL’ YANKOVIC TO STAR IN ‘WILLY WONKA’ “I interviewed Mel Stuart, the director of ‘Willy Wonka,’ for the book, and he just raved about Gene and about how much the kids all loved him,” said Mednick, who ...

Joe Piscopo blasts Stormy Daniels on ‘SNL,’ joins alums critical of left-leaning show’s treatment of Trump, conservatives

Actor and comedian Joe Piscopo is joining the growing group of “Saturday Night Live” alums who’ve spoken out against the show’s perceived liberal bias. On Monday, Piscopo blasted porn star Stormy Daniels’ guest appearance on the late-night NBC show saying it was “over the line.” During the skit, the 39-year-old actress engaged in negotiations over a payment that she allegedly received from President Trump to stay silent. “What do you need for this to go all away?” asked the fake Trump to Daniels, played by Alec Baldwin. “A resignation,” responded Daniels. Piscopo told Fox Business journalist Maria Bartiromo the decision to feature Daniels on SNL was in poor taste. “I’m so loyal to ‘SNL,’” said the 66-year-old during an interview on “Mornings ...

Meghan Markle’s estranged half-brother urges Prince Harry to cancel royal wedding

Meghan Markle’s estranged half-brother, Thomas Markle Jr., is hoping there is still time for Britain’s Prince Harry to cancel his May 19 wedding to the “Suits” star. The elder sibling shared a handwritten letter to In Touch Wednesday warning the 33-year-old royal that it’s “not too late” to stop the wedding. “As more time passes to your royal wedding, it became very clear that this is the biggest mistake in royal wedding history,” the 51-year-old wrote. “Meghan Markle is obviously not the right woman for you.” Thomas insisted the 36-year-old American actress is a “jaded, shallow, conceited woman that will make a joke of you and the royal family heritage.” Thomas Markle Jr.’s handwritten letter to Prince Harry  (In Touch) “I’m confused why you don’t see the real Meghan that the whole ...

Cheech & Chong reflect on ‘Up in Smoke’ success: ‘The studio had no idea what we were doing’

It’s been nearly 40 years since Richard “Cheech” Marin and his friend Tommy Chong decided to make a movie about an unemployed pot-smoking slacker and an amateur drummer – and they still don’t know how they got away with it. Their 1978 film, “Up in Smoke,” is still celebrated today as a cult classic and one that has paved the way for the stoner comedy genre in Hollywood. In honor of its anniversary, Paramount has released a special edition of the movie, which features never-before-seen commentary, a short form documentary and deleted scenes. Chong, now 79, told Fox News getting approval from Paramount to make the film was surprisingly simple. “It was easy because we basically paid for it ourselves, you know?” said Chong. “And our esteemed producer/director, Lou Adler, is an expert at market...

Kathy Griffin curses up a storm on ABC’s ‘The View’ during profane Trump rant

Kathy Griffin dropped the F-bomb several times during her Monday appearance on “The View.”  (ABC) Kathy Griffin seemed to forget she was on morning television when she dropped the F-bomb several times and cursed throughout her appearance on ABC’s “The View.” The comedian had to have her mic cut multiple times, and co-host Joy Behar appeared to attempt to get Griffin to keep things PG but failed. The 57-year-old once again took back her apology after she nearly lost her career for posing with a bloodied Trump mask in 2017. “Yeah, I take the apology back,” she told the hosts. “F— him. And Don Jr. and Eric, or as I call them Eddie Munster and Date Rape. I’m not holding back on this family. This president is different and I have been through the mill and so ...

Investigation Discovery’s ‘Breaking Homicide’ hopes to help solve cold cases

Derrick Levasseur (right) and Kris Mohandie (left) from “Breaking Homicide.”  (Discovery) Former Rhode Island police sergeant Derrick Levasseur and forensic psychologist Kris Mohandie are teaming up to take on cold cases across the nation. The pair is answering the pleas of desperate families seeking answers about the unsolved murders of their loved ones in a new six-part series on Investigation Discovery (ID) titled “Breaking Homicide.” Investigation Discovery Group president Henry Schleiff told Fox News in a statement the show was created after the network, which televises documentary-style programming on true crime subjects, received numerous letters from grieving families. “Over the last 10 years, Investigation Discovery has received countless calls and emails from viewers ...

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