One of the women who accused presidential candidate Herman Cain of sexual harassment in the 1990s now works for U.S. President Obama.
You scoffed when I mentioned in this post, dated Oct. 31, that Obama was behind these scandalous allegations.
"Obama???? what makes you think its not his own party???" wrote loyal reader Carmez79 in the comment section. Another loyal reader, Jessie, commented, "I don’t believe for one minute that this revelation came from the Obama camp."
According to the NY Post, Karen Kraushaar, a 55-year-old former journalist who currently works for the Obama administration, was outed yesterday as one of the three women who had filed sexual harassment complaints against Cain.
But wait it gets better.
According to the AP, after she settled her claim against Cain for $35K, Kraushaar then moved on to her next job where she promptly filed yet another complaint with the help of the same lawyer!
VIBE magazine's ex-president Keith Clinkscales is being sued by a former ESPN colleague who claims he pleasured himself while sitting next to her on a plane. And here I thought Keith was gay all these years.
A former ESPN executive is suing a one-time colleague over allegations he fondled himself underneath an iPad while sitting next to sportscaster Erin Andrews on a flight.
Keith Clinkscales claims the suggestion he masturbated in front of the ESPN and Good Morning America reporter is a 'flat-out lie' spread by Joan Lynch, an executive producer he fired.
The 47-year-old ex-Vibe magazine president filed a defamation lawsuit in Manhattan Criminal Court yesterday, which accused Mrs Lynch, 36, of having a partly racial motive for the accusation.
Mr Clinkscales, who left his role as ESPN's head of content development when it was announced last month that the group was disbanding, also claims Mrs Lynch was annoyed because he was promoted over her.
Once dubbed 'the boy wonder of black magazine publishing' by The Washington Post, Mr Clinkscales became chief operating officer of the hip-hop bible Vibe aged 29 before becoming a senior vice president at ESPN in 2007.
In her executive producer role, Mrs Lynch most notably headed the development of the Emmy-nominated documentary series '30 for 30'.
One of the two women accusing GOP frontrunner Herman Cain of sexual harassment 19 years ago was paid $34,000 -- the equivalent of one year's salary -- in a severance pay settlement, according to the New York Times.
The 2nd female accuser reportedly received 2 to 3 months severance pay in a settlement with the National Restaurant Association in 1992.
Last night, the woman's attorney, Joel P. Bennett, told Anderson Cooper that his unidentified accuser plans to petition the restaurant association to rescind the portion of her agreement pertaining to confidentiality. Bennett, a Washington lawyer, who has not met with his client in years, said the woman wishes to come forward to tell her story now that Cain is making her out to be a liar.
Bennett also indicated that the source who leaked the story to Politico.com was involved in some capacity with the National Restaurant Association which settled with the two female employees who complained about sexually inappropriate behaviour while working for Mr Cain.
To understand why the restaurant trade group settled with the two accusers, it is important to note the political climate of the times in the 1990s. Claims of sexual harassment in the workplace skyrocketed in the 1990s once the national media turned a spotlight on the phenomenon.
6100 sexual harassment cases were filed in 1990 alone. Most of those cases were settled out of court -- and almost all of the cases filed involved Caucasian women.
Even though Beyonce and her husband Jay Z are the richest couple in entertainment, she still accepted $2 million in blood money to perform for the son of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi at a New Year's party in St. Barts in 2009.
Just 6 years earlier, in 2003, Colonel Gaddafi had admitted to sponsoring the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 that exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988 that killed 270 total in the air and on the ground. Among the fatalities were 189 American citizens.
Even if Beyonce was too dumb to know about Gaddafi's atrocities against Americans -- a simple Google search would have enlightened her.
Mutassim Gaddafi was executed yesterday in Sirte, Libya. The man who once bragged of spending $1.9 million a month on his lavish lifestyle was found cowering in a dirty drainage ditch alongside his murderous father.
Click the link below to see what happened to him.
Caution: the images are graphic and may be disturbing to some!
The big time lawyer for three of Bishop Eddie Long's accusers has dropped her clients after they violated their confidentiality agreement in the sexual misconduct lawsuit.
BJ Bernstein dropped 3 of the 5 accusers because she said continuing to represent them was "a potential conflict of interest since Bishop Long's attorneys have now filed a demand to recover damages in the case."
According to Fox 5 News, Bishop Long's attorneys filed a notification with the American Arbitration Association seeking to recover "not less than $900,000," -- $300,000 per violation by his accusers Jamal Paris, Spencer LaGrande and cross dresser Centino Kemp.
Sources tell Fox 5 News that Bishop Long's attorneys are now demanding arbitration because the men "intentionally violated their settlement agreement in other media interviews and on Twitter."
Paris and LaGrande recently sat down for several media interviews, while Kemp blasted Bishop Long in a series of "tweet" rants on his Twitter.com page two months ago.
According to Fox 5, Long's lawyers argue that back in August Kemp tweeted "I got f***ed by the Devil Himself" and "I was literally your hooker." In a separate tweet that he directed to @BishopEddieLong's Twitter account, he wrote "why that's all i want to no"
Since being elected president, Barack Obama's policies have been compared to those of crazed German dictator Adolf Hitler by quite a few conservative radio talk show hosts. But when country singer Hank Williams Jr. compared Obama to Hitler on Fox News Channel's "Fox and Friends" show Monday morning, he was promptly fired for his impetuosity.
ESPN made it clear that Williams was never a full-time employee of the sports network. But they acknowledged that "he is closely linked" to the company for 20 years through Monday Night Football's catchy opening song, "Are you ready for some football?"
ESPN, in a statement, said:
"While Hank Williams, Jr. is not an ESPN employee, we recognize that he is closely linked to our company through the open to Monday Night Football. We are extremely disappointed with his comments, and as a result we have decided to pull the open from tonight's telecast."
Anderson Cooper's daytime talk show is only 3 weeks old, but already the show, and its host, is mired in a PR disaster.
According to Gawker.com, a teenager is in a coma as a direct result of instructions given to him by one of the show's producers.
Details are sketchy, but we hear the show booked a teenager to appear on a show about how the adolescent mind works. In advance of his appearance, a source says, a producer "encouraged [the] kid to go out and 'film the crazy stuff you do.'" In the course of following those instructions, the teen filmed himself skateboarding adventurously and fell, sustaining a severe head injury. We are told he is comatose, and that Cooper is "distraught." The show never aired.
At first Cooper was tightlipped about the whole accident. But on Monday he finally issued the following statement:
I was very saddened to hear the news of this accident, and want to express my deepest concerns for the teenager who was injured. I take this situation seriously, and my thoughts and prayers for his health, well-being and recovery are with him and his family.
Anderson's producers were quick to add that they didn't provide the teenager or his family with a camera. But they did encourage the boy to film the crazy stuff that he "normally" does. And it was probably understood by the teen that his daily routine had to be over-the-top in order to be included on the show.
"Basketball Wives LA" cast member Laura Govan, in her infinite wisdom, decided to tweet this pic of her baby daddy, NBA star Gilbert Arenas, wearing a teeny cop negligee. Some might argue that it isn't a good idea for Arenas to be wearing negligee during the NBA lockout. But we contend that it is not a good idea for a baby mama to tweet a pic of her baby daddy wearing negligee at any time. Some things should stay personal between a couple, whether she stars on a reality show or not.
A freudian slip, also known as a slip of the tongue, is an error in speech caused by a repressed train of thought. In other words, the speaker was subconsciously thinking about what he said -- but it was not intended to be heard by others, in the context in which he said it.
On Saturday, U.S. President Barack Obama, 50, experienced such a freudian slip during a speech to drum up support for his so-called "Buffett tax", an increase in taxes on the wealthy.
Obama's slip of the tongue came when he tried to draw a parallel between billionaires paying the same taxes as a janitor. But instead of saying "janitor" he said "Jew".
"If asking a billionaire to pay the same tax rate as a Jew, as a janitor, makes me a warrior for the working class, I wear that with a badge of honour. I have no problem with that. It's about time," Obama said.
If we refer back to the definition of a freudian slip, we understand that the words 'Jew', 'billionaire' and 'tax' were lurking somewhere in the recesses of Mr. Obama's relaxed mind.
So even though the president subconsciously put those words together in his mind, he didn't mean for that particular train of thought to slip out in the presence of others.
Conservative talk show hosts were quick to pounce on Mr. Obama's gaffe.
"So he was confusing Jew with janitor, and he admits that," Rush Limbaugh said Monday. "Just think how outraged the Reverends Wright and Farrakhan would be if they heard Obama say that Jews were paying too much in taxes like he thinks the janitors probably are."
An irate farmer halted the production of Rihanna's new music video for "We Found Love" after she took off her top during one scene in a muddy Northern Ireland field.
According to London tabloid The Daily Mail, Rihanna's raunchy sex moves shocked a Northern Ireland farmer on whose land she was shooting her music video.
Alan Graham, 61, pulled up in his tractor to tell Rihanna to cover up and later said, "Her behaviour was inappropriate."
Mr. Graham said he jumped down off his tractor and approached the 23-year-old star to tell her he didn't want that type of behavior on his land.
"I never heard of Rihanna until someone called me requesting the use of my land," he told The Daily Mail today. "I knew on Monday who she was. Someone explained she was as big as it gets as far as pop stars were concerned. I am a bit illiterate about those issues.
"My expectations were not made clear to [the man who requested use of the field], and everything that was going to take place was not made clear to me. To be fair to the people involved in asking for the field, I don't think they were aware either of what would take place.
'There was no agreement as such beforehand. I have not received any payment at this moment in time and I don't know if I will be paid.
'If someone wants to borrow my field and things become inappropriate, then I say: "Enough is enough. You are not entitled to do that". Source
The father of four said today: "She understood where I was coming from. We shook hands and parted company on good terms."
Singer Alicia Keys looked looked exhausted as she emerged from ABC Studios in New York City this morning. It seems the cheating rumors and stories about her husband, musician Swizz Beatz, might be getting to her. Mr. Beatz's accuser, a groupie named Chris, has parlayed her newfound fame into some much needed cash. Chris is currently fielding offers from men's magazines to pose nude.
Alicia made an appearance on 'Good Morning America' to promote the new Lifetime movie, "Five," an anthology of five short films an anthology of five short films directed by Keys and other female celebs.
There are reports coming out of Rihanna's camp that she fell off the wagon (again). "Rihanna was doing so well," said my source referring to the fragile superstar cutting back on her drinking in recent weeks.
The source added that Rihanna wasn't too upset over the furor caused by her wearing her necklace with the obscene word for 'vagina' when she visited the famous Christ the Redeemer statue in Brazil on Thursday. My source said Rihanna dismissed the latest controversy. "She saw [the controversy] as another reason to light up [and] drink," said our source. Rihanna does what Rihanna wants to do."
Pictures surfaced of Rihanna, wig askew and drink in hand, frolicking in a hotel pool in Brazil with friends on Friday before hitting the stage for a concert later that night. The Bajan beauty wore a black and white bandeau bikini as she sipped cocktails in the pool. Her personal assistant, Jennifer Rosales, kept a close eye on the troubled 23-year-old singer to make sure no harm came to her. Jen certainly has her work cut out for her.
While searching for celebrity pics on Splash News's online gallery, we happened upon these photos of singer Ashanti leaving a Washington DC restaurant yesterday. She appears to be alone, but if you look closely you will see NBA superstar LeBron James walking about a hundred feet behind her. That can't be a coincidence?
Rumors have swirled for years about LeBron cheating on his baby mama, Savannah. But we ignored the rumors because LeBron has always presented himself to be a gentleman and a devoted family man. That sly smile on Ashanti's face says it all. These photos will probably break Savannah's heart. Now she knows that she must step her game up to save her relationship, because Ashanti's body is no joke -- and the flesh is weak.
The Internet is buzzing about Lady Gaga's hair stylist suddenly quitting after accusing her of being a devil worshipper -- which is what everyone thought she was anyway. Michael Pooter, who cut Gaga's hair since January 2010, took his family and went into hiding after making some wild accusations about the pop star.
Pooter said he decided to quit because he couldn't take her staring at him anymore. He said in an interview for "Stylists of the Whores" magazine that when he confronted her about the staring, she told him she would eat his children if he ever told anyone
"She was usually liquored up on cheap whiskey when she came in for treatment. One day, when she was mumbling more than normal, which I found out later was her actually speaking in tongues, I saw the number 666 on her scalp and I quickly asked for God to protect me. She rose up out of her chair and floated 3 feet above the ground while yelling....."
"YOUR GOD IS NOT HERE MICHAEL. NOR WILL HE EVER BE. NOW GIVE ME SOME MORE HIGHLIGHTS AND TRIM MY BANGS YOU WORTHLESS *beep*!"
Will these new revelations cause you to stop listening to her music? Or will you assume that her hair stylist is very likely a paranoid schizophrenic with religious persecutions?
Tweets are talking about music producer Swizz Beatz's extravagant birthday gift that be purchased -- not for himself, but for his wife, Alicia Keys.
The gift, an expensive Lotus automobile, is reminiscent of the sparkling 7 carat diamond ring valued at $4 mil that NBA superstar Kobe Bryant bought his wife Vanessa after allegations surfaced that he cheating on her with a hotel desk clerk.
By sheer coincidence, rumors are now swirling that Swizz cheated on his wife with at least 2 thirsty groupies. It would seem that men are not so complicated to figure out when it comes to matters of the heart.
Someone who is more intimately familiar with the ways of cheating men is Dallas socialite Zeralyn who has had her share of married ball players and rappers.
Zeralyn wrote on her blog: "Maybe it’s just me, but twice people have cheated on me and bought me a vehicle. So, im going to have to go with he admitted to her something."
Of course Sandrarose.com broke this story wide open back in 2007. But Radaronline.com and Star magazine think they have the exclusive:
Jay-Z is not about to become a father for the first time, it turns out, as the Girls Girls Girls singer has a secret son with a Trinidadian model, according to the father of the man originally identified as the love child's father, who sat down for an exclusive interview with this week's edition of Star.
The world gasped last month when the Big Pimpin' singer's wife, Beyonce Knowles, showed off her baby bump at the MTV Video Music Awards, but Andrews exclusively told Star the Empire State Of Mind rapper gave Trinidadian model Shenelle Scott a baby bump some nine years before.
Andrews, the father of Shenelle's ex-boyfriend Malik Sayeed, told Star exclusively that "at the time [he] was born, my son Malik thought he was his child, but they did DNA tests. "It's been determined that [the child is] Jay-Z's baby."
Even before insecure singer Alicia Keys married rap producer Swizz Beatz -- and had a baby by him -- she knew he couldn't keep it in his pants. Maybe that's what attracted her to him? The fact that other women wanted her man must have been a strong aphrodisiac? Insecurity, not money issues, is the main reason 80% of black marriages end in divorce.
According to gossip blog Bossip.com, Alicia's man Swizz Beatz has a secret lover named Chris, a LSLH beauty whom he engages in long, hot chat sessions that his wife probably doesn't know about.
As I've said many times in the past, men are not designed to ignore the advances of a beautiful woman -- unless he's gay. It's in a man's nature to cheat. But it is wrong to marry a woman and make a vow to always be faithful when he knows he can't.
Yes, married men can have female friends. But their wives usually know about them -- if the married men are honest.
Anyway, Bossip posted a series of private chat messages between "Chris" and Swizz. She plays her cards very well. She boosts Swizz's arrogant ego and charms him into sending her plane tickets and such.
For every stupid baller on a social networking site there are gold diggers waiting to take advantage of him. (Apparently Swizz Beatz is stupid).
The ball is now in Alicia's court. Let's see what she does with this information or if she blames the chick for chasing her man.
A New Mexico police officer was caught literally with his pants down having sex with a woman on the hood of a car in broad daylight.
According to USA Today, a surveillance camera set up by Santa Fe County officials to catch teenagers spray painting graffiti on public property instead captured footage of the unidentified officer having sex with a woman while still in full uniform.
KOB Eyewitness News obtained graphic photos of the illicit sex act from the Sante Fe Sheriff's office after filing a public records request.
In one photo, the officer is seen looking over his right shoulder while engaging in intercourse with a woman who lay spread eagle on the hood of a car as a small Chihuahua looks on. It isn't clear who the Chihuahua belongs to.
Bishop Eddie Long, the embattled pastor of New Birth Missionary Church, wasted no time responding to two of his accusers yesterday. Jamal Parris, 24, and Spencer Legrande, 23, are speaking out about their experiences with Long, despite signing a confidentiality agreement.
Apparently, they aren't happy with the terms of the structured settlement they agreed upon earlier this year. They thought their $2 million settlements spread out over 20 years was a generous amount -- until they started spending the cash and discovered that $100,000 doesn't go a long way when you're greedy and have extravagant tastes.
We have a long history of dutifully serving those in need in the local and global communities and we will continue to do so. We are committed to the calling of a strong, viable and relevant ministry of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Unfortunately, we are in the media again and people are wondering what I am going to say. All I have to say is what we stated earlier. All parties involved decided to resolve the civil cases out of court. The decision was made to bring closure to this matter and allow us to move forward with the plans God has for this ministry.
I will continue to honor and abide by my commitment of confidentiality and restraint as it relates to the resolution of the civil litigation and will not be diverted from the important work of the ministry.
Remember we told you that Bishop Eddie Long's accusers agreed to a structured settlement worth around $2 million each, to be paid in installments every year over the next 20 years? Well, two of Long's accusers have now decided the cash annuities are not sufficient for their needs.
In other words, the men have burned through their cash annuity for this year. And rather than wait until 2012 for their next cash payout, they want it all right now.
The lack of funds even forced one of Long's accusers into a life of crime to support his lifestyle.
In June, Jamal Parris, 24, was arrested by Miami Dade police during a traffic stop. Police searched Parris' car and found 181 grams of marijuana, plastic baggies and a semiautomatic handgun. He was charged with possession of drugs with intent to distribute.
Incredibly, Parris blamed his drug arrest on "childhood sexual abuse" suffered at the hands of Eddie Long!
Now Parris and another accuser, Spencer Legrande, are speaking out about their experiences with Long -- despite signing confidentiality agreements when they accepted their settlements.
Against their attorney's advice, Jamal and Spencer spoke with WSB-TV here in Atlanta, which aired a clip of the interview last night.
Both men say they never sued for money, even though the money (or the lack of it) seems to be the motivating factor for the interview.
Vogue Italia has come under fire for a controversial article covering "slave earrings" as fashion accessories.
The fashion magazine's Italian version features a controversial article titled "Slave earrings Hoop earrings: a classic always in evolution." The article reads:
Jewelry has always flirted with circular shapes, especially for use in making earrings. The most classic models are the slave and creole styles in gold hoops.
If the name brings to the mind the decorative traditions of the women of colour who were brought to the southern United States during the slave trade, the latest interpretation is pure freedom. Source
Furious readers have taken to social networking websites to voice their displeasure about the article's wording which is surely designed to bait and inflame its African readers.
This latest furor about insensitivity in marketing comes on the heels of a disastrous marketing campaign by body care giant Nivea which featured a black man in a magazine ad accompanied with the text "Re-civilize yourself."
But unlike Nivea, which later apologized for its insensitivity, Vogue has yet to release a statement.
Cabaret singer Beyonce's four night stand at New York's Roseland Ballroom sold out in 22 seconds -- thanks in large part to ticket scalpers.
Bey opened her 4 night stand last night wearing a shimmering gold dress designed by her mother Tina Knowles, and shoes by Stuart Weitzman.
Fans, rather, Stans lined up for hours before the show even though they already had tickets in hand. The delirious Stans packed the 2,500 capacity ballroom to hear Bey belt out lesser known tracks from her '4' album.
The concerts were described by one industry insider as "brilliant album listening parties organized for the fans," which she hopes will spark slumping sales of '4'.
But Beyonce's opening night didn't jump off without some controversy.
Troubled rapper Kanye West stirred up more controversy over the weekend by making a statement comparing himself to Adolf Hitler, the dead dictator who ordered the deaths of millions of Jews in Nazi Germany.
The 34-year-old rapper known for his outbursts was the headline act at the Big Chill music festival Saturday night, where he ranted in the middle of his set about being misunderstood and underappreciated.
"I walk through the hotel and I walk down the street, and people look at me like I'm (expletive) insane, like I'm Hitler," he said. "One day the light will shine through and one day people will understand everything I ever did."
West received light boos from the crowd as a result.
Kanye's collaborative album with Jay Z, Watch The Throne, dropped last night on iTunes. The album sold over 1 million in pre-orders.
Bishop Eddie Long fought the good fight when allegations of sexual misconduct were lodged against him by four young male members of his church last year. Long vigorously denied any and all accusations of sexual misconduct, and he swore that he would clear his good name -- that was before his fifth accuser came forward and changed everything.
Centino Kemp is his name, and with his cross-dressing, Rihanna wig wearing, flamboyant, fiercely gay persona -- Kemp presented a major problem for the Long defense team.
According to FOX 5 Senior I-Team reporter Dale Russell, who broke the story of the 5th accuser, Kemp has Eddie Long's name tattooed on his wrist. And that's just the beginning.
The decision was made by Eddie Long's attorneys to settle quickly, and push the entire sordid affair under the proverbial rug, with signed confidentiality agreements to ensure that whatever went on in Eddie Long's bedroom would stay in Eddie Long's bedroom.
ABC's Robin Roberts scored an exclusive interview with the hotel maid who accused former International Monetary Fund head Dominique Strauss-Kahn of raping her in a scandal that made headlines around the world.
"I want justice. I want him to go to jail," Nafissatou Diallo told ABC's Robin Roberts in an interview to air Monday on "Good Morning America," "World News with Diane Sawyer" and "Nightline." "I want him to know that there is some places you cannot use your money, you cannot use your power when you do something like this." Source
Diallo said she decided to break her silence after Strauss-Khan's high powered attorneys attempted to disgrace her by dragging out her past rape accusations in Guinea.
"God is my witness I'm telling the truth. From my heart. God Knows that. And he knows that," she told Roberts.
The Atlanta public schools cheating scandal has rocked the community and made headlines around the country. Atlanta's public school system has consistently ranked at the bottom of national scholastic achievement tests. It's not that the students are dumb -- it's that their (mostly black) teachers are corrupt and just plain lazy.
I remember the day when a local hospital (which shall not be named) ordered testing for its entire staff of licensed practical nurses (LPNs). The action was taken in response to complaints from patients and RNs.
A shocking number of (mostly black) LPNs failed the tests -- and were fired.
Many of them were distraught after working at the hospital for decades. But the hospital is responsible for ensuring that the medical staff is competent and capable of doing their jobs. In national rankings, this particular hospital consistently ranks near the top among its national peers.
The same cannot be said for the Atlanta Public School system.
Students in the Atlanta Public Schools are angry, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. They feel betrayed -- cheated, in fact -- after learning last week that nearly 180 educators in 44 schools changed students' answers on standardized tests in order to artificially inflate APS test scores and avoid losing its accreditation.
It was all about greed -- "to make sure the money is there," said Tucker, 18, a student at Carver school of the arts.
"They're supposed to be helping us, not cheating," said a student who was among more than a dozen students interviewed by the AJC.
"I think they're really taking education away from us," said another student.
According to Yahoo Sport, the golf world is buzzing about a special announcement that Tiger Woods is set to make at 11 a.m. today.
Speculation and rumors abound that Woods, 35, who hasn't won a tournament in 2 years, will call it quits and retire for good from the sport that made him a billionaire.
Woods' storied career ended in spectacular fashion in November 2009 when he crashed his SUV into a tree outside his home a day after a tabloid published a story that he was having an affair.
In the following weeks, more loose women tumbled out of Woods' golf bag, and Woods checked himself into a sex rehab. Woods' corporate sponsors began a mass exodus for the door, and his long suffering wife, Elin, filed for divorced and left with the couple's children, Sam Alexis, 4, and Charlie Axel, 2.
The fact that a narcissist like Woods is even calling a press conference, rather than issuing a press release, gives some indication that his announcement will be huge.
Or maybe Tiger is set to end the speculation about his ethnicity once and for all by admitting that he's black?
Lol, I threw that last one in as a joke. Stay tuned for more details on Woods' announcement.
According to the Associated Press, Updated: Monday, July 11, 5:35 AM:
Tiger Woods’ agent says the golfer is not making any announcements Monday. Mark Steinberg was responding to rumors late Sunday that Woods was making an unspecified announcement Monday morning on Golf Channel.
Steinberg told The Associated Press on Monday: “There’s an erroneous report that he’s making an announcement, but he’s not.”
Arnold Schwarzenegger and his estranged wife, Maria Shriver, have filed for divorce and agreed to split his $400 million fortune. But Shriver isn't going far; she is purchasing a $10 million mansion in the same exclusive Brentwood neighborhood where Arnold is openly cavorting with his mistress and their son, Joseph.
Schwarzenegger, 63, successfully hid his love child from the media and the public for 12 years. But now that his secret is in the open, Arnold is no longer hiding his love for his former maid, Mildred Baena, 50, and their seed.
"Arnold wants to spend time with Joseph and play more of an active role in his life," a source told RadarOnline. "In a way, Arnold is relieved that he no longer has to hide the fact that he is Joseph's father."
"Arnold apologized to Joseph because he had to miss the last few weeks of school, and Joseph said he had no problem missing school and could forgive him for that," the source said. "It was a really tender moment between father and son."
Arranged marriages are nothing new. Other cultures have arranged marriages for their daughters or sons since the beginning of time. It's just a bit strange to see an arranged marriage played out live in televised images beamed to millions of people around the world.
That's exactly what happened this weekend when Prince Albert II of Monaco took the hand of South African swimmer Charlene Wittstock in marriage.
Reportedly Charlene was offered a tidy sum (millions of dollars) to marry Albert and bear him an heir to the throne. Prince Albert, 53, assumed the throne in 2005. He is the son of the late American actress Grace Kelly and Prince Albert I, ruler of Monaco.
Monaco is a tiny principality in the French Riviera bordering France. Considered a playground of the rich, Monaco has its own laws, customs and traditions. It's economy is propped up by casinos and tourism, and it is a tax-free haven to the filthy rich.
But let's get back to Albert and Charlene.
It seems that she agreed to marry him because Albert has a thing for loose women. He knows he's not marriage material, but he needs an heir to assume the throne when he passes on.
The sex-starved prince has already impregnated 2 women (that we know of). But Monaco's constitution will not allow illegitimate children to assume the throne, even though they are entitled to the prince's riches. Now a third woman has come forward with paternity papers in hand just days before the wedding.