Richard Simmons Sues Former Assistant For Blackmail
This is one of those unusual cases that you can’t help wondering about. I also feel bad for people like Simmons who have to deal with assistants and questionable manager types. You see that sort of thing happening all the time, and you always wonder why the celebrity allowed this to happen in the first place. I’m not blaming Simmons. It’s not his fault. I think it must be difficult to step back and be objective. I’ve also seen other instances where celebrities trust their assistants and managers, and these employees are not always working in their best interests. Some are hurting the celebrity’s career more than helping them. And there’s nothing anyone can say or do about it. Sadly, in most cases they are train wrecks waiting to happen.
The lawsuit further details a conversation between Simmons and Oliveira on June 10, 2016, where Oliveira allegedly “recanted his fabricated story regarding Mr. Simmons’s gender transition” in an email.
“[Oliveira] then implicitly demanded money from Mr. Simmons within 10 days and stated that if Mr. Simmons paid him, he would be prepared to ‘go on record to discredit the story and defend Richard Simmons,’ ” the lawsuit states.
The court filing includes articles published in the National Enquirer and Radar that claimed Simmons disappeared to undergo a gender reassignment surgery, and is now living as a woman.
You can check this out here. It gets into more allegations.
Naked Men and World Naked Gardening Day Again
It’s that time of year again, and who isn’t at least a little curious about seeing a naked man with a shovel or watering can in his hand.
In case you didn’t know…
World Naked Gardening Day was established in 2005 to promote both gardening and body acceptance. If you missed it, be sure to pencil it into next year’s calendar. World Naked Gardening Day is held on the first Saturday of May.
You can check out some photos here. They’re actually very good, and totally SFW.
Jared Leto Allegedly Kisses Male Actor Without Consent
This is interesting because it involves alleged consent. And I think that’s the key word here…consent. Alleged is there just in case the facts are wrong. When you’re linking, you never know these days.
In any event, I wouldn’t want anyone coming up to me and kissing me on the mouth without giving them consent. It’s not about gay, straight, or otherwise.
“I do this scene with Jared Leto and he’s supposed to be intimidating me. He comes in, he’s the Joker, and he starts squeezing my t*ts. He’s like [panting and moaning] ‘You’re a big guy’.
“This is while we’re filming. Then he f**king grabs me and kisses me. On the mouth, full kisses me.
You can read it in full here. It’s from an interview with Howard Stern and actor, Ike Barinholtz.