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One of the Real Housewives Proves Being Backstage at Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen Is Pure Joy

Ever wanted to hang backstage at Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen before the cameras start rolling? Well, lucky for you, Margaret Josephs recently was on the show late-night chat show — and is now letting fans in on her experience.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey pal was on the show earlier this month — along with American Horror Story star Cheyenne Jackson. And it’s clear that the fun started way before everyone made their way to the Clubhouse for the taping. Plus, everyone, including Marge Sr., wanted to get some one-on-one time with Jackson. Not that we blame them.

PHOTO: Courtesy of Margaret Josephs

PHOTO: Courtesy of Margaret Josephs

And, Jackson wasn’t the only person Margaret ran into backstage. She also had some girl time with Martinis Murder podcast co-host/Ask Andy host, Daryn

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Former High School Student Awarded $49 Million After Being Repeatedly Raped By Geometry Teacher

A woman from Miami has won a $49.3 million judgment against her former high school geometry teacher who raped her her multiple times. The verdict was announced on Tuesday in a Miami-Dade civil court. Bresnniel Jansen Mones, 35, pleaded guilty to three counts of having sex with a minor and two counts of sending lewd texts, according to the Miami Herald.

The victim, now 20, was a 16-year-old sophomore at South Dade Senior High School went the incidents occurred. She is referred to as C.R.R. in court documents. The lawsuit was filed in 2014, and it accused the School Board of neglect after it failed to protect C.R.R.  from Mones. According to that lawsuit, Mones had a history of improper behavior that the school should have known about.

C.R.R.’s attorneys John Leighton and Max Panoff released a statement that said, “C.R.R. was not the only student Jansen tried this with.

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Elizabeth Smart Opens Up About Painful Memories Of Being Kidnapped: ‘It Is Hard To Go Back’

Elizabeth Smart revealed some of the triggers that bring her back to her kidnapping ordeal on “Access Hollywood.” She appeared on the show on Monday to promote two upcoming television projects that focus on the events: the movie “I Am Elizabeth Smart,” which premieres Nov. 19 at 8/7c on Lifetime, and the second half of a  two-part documentary special called “Elizabeth Smart: Autobiography”, which airs Nov. 14 at 9 p.m. on AE.

In 2002, Smart was kidnapped at knifepoint from her bedroom by Brian David Mitchell and Wanda Barzee. They kept her captive for nine months and was repeatedly raped and assaulted before she was saved, People reports.

“I have been so blessed,” Smart, now 30, said during Monday’s appearance. “I have been so lucky. I have not struggled with PTSD. I mean there are moments where I’ll see something or maybe I’ll smell something and it’ll take me back.”

One bad

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Celebrities Are Being Targeted By A New Bling Ring

A ring of burglars appears to be hitting Hollywood stars. The New York Post reports that a so-called bling ring has hit celebrities like Nicki Minaj and A$AP Rocky as well as Amber Rose and Mariah Carey, taking hundreds of thousands in jewelery and cash.

The burglaries started in January, when burglars took hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of jewelry and cash from the “Dog Whisperer” Cesar Millan. After that, retired Laker and former Knicks coach Derek Fisher was hit with thieves taking $300,000 in jewelry, including five of his NBA Championship rings. 

Recently on Oct. 19, thieves used a ladder to enter Carey’s Beverly Hills mansion. They took just $50,000 in purses and sunglasses. The thieves may have done this on purpose, intentionally not taking anything that could be traced back to the songbird. One jewelry appraiser explained “A lot of Carey’s jewelry is shaped like butterflies. It wouldn’t be

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UCLA Basketball Players Held In China After Being Accused Of Stealing Sunglasses

Three UCLA basketball players are being held in China for allegedly shoplifting sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store in Hangzhou. As The Washington Post reports, LiAngelo Ball, the younger brother of Los Angeles Lakers’ Lonzo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill are still being held in a Chinese luxury hotel after they were arrested this week.

The three players were in China to play Georgia Tech on Friday. Details around the arrest remain unclear. In a statement, the State Department told The Washington Post that it’s aware of reports of the three US citizens being arrested in China and released on bail: “We stand ready to provide appropriate consular assistance for US citizens. Due to privacy considerations, we have no further comment.‎”

UCLA Coach Steve Alford has confirmed that the three players will not play in Friday’s game. 

“We are aware of a situation involving UCLA student-athletes in Hangzhou, China,” UCLA Athletics said in a statement. “The

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‘Dynasty’ Actress Believes Daughter Is Being Held Captive By Cult That Brands Women

Actress Catherine Oxenberg, best known for her work on the beloved television series “Dynasty,” met with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office to present evidence that her daughter is being held captive by a nefarious “self-help” organization named Nxivm. A frightening report from the New York Times suggests that the group uses blackmailing, brainwashing and violent practices, including the branding of their women using a cauterizing device.

Oxenberg believes that her daughter, India, has fallen in with the group that is now allegedly using her as a sex slave in service of their leader Keith Raniere.

“I’m desperate to save my daughter,” Oxenberg reportedly told a friend before the meeting. “I want to help the other young women. I am desperately hoping the authorities take notice and investigate.”

A spokesperson for Schneiderman confirmed the meeting: “Our office met to hear her concerns.”

Schneiderman’s prosecutors may pursue escapees of the group, who are left with scars in the

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Man Kills Mother And Dismembers Body After Being Told To Turn Down His Music

A middle-aged Illinois man killed his mother after he was told that he was playing his Jimi Hendrix music too loudly, prosecutors claimed on Tuesday.

Brian Peck, 55, then allegedly dismembered his mother’s body and discarded it in bags and luggage along Chicago’s lakefront, the Chicago Tribune reported. Though investigators are still testing the recovered remains to determine if they belong to Peck’s mother, Gail Peck, 76, police believe there is already enough evidence to charge Brian Peck, including an identifiable scar on the recovered body.

Peck confessed to the killing and dismemberment, prosecutors said. He initially told investigators that his mother had left to walk her dog, and then the dog returned without her.

After investigators searched Peck’s home, they found blood stains over floors, furniture and recently purchased cleaning supplies. Though Peck initially claimed the blood was the result of an accident, he changed his story when police showed him

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Frenchman In ‘World Beard’ Competition Arrested For Allegedly Being Dark Web Drug Dealer ‘OxyMonster’

A Frenchman was arrested just minutes after landing in the United States for a beard competition. Police suspect he is a “dark web” drug dealer known as “OxyMonster.”

Federal authorities were waiting for Gal Vallerius at Atlanta International Airport before the bearded man even landed. He was gearing up for his first trip to America, to compete in the 2017 World Beard and Moustache Championships in Austin. He was registered to compete in the “full beard 30.1-45cm” category, according to the Guardian.

According to court documents, Vallerius’ laptop was searched following his apprehension. Police found a Tor browser to access the “dark web,” and links to the “OxyMonster” accounts on a black market site.  “OxyMonster” allegedly sold OxyContin and Ritalin on the site, with “60 prior sales and five star reviews from buyers.”  The profile indicated he shipped the prescription drugs from France to “anywhere in Europe.”

“The Dream Market web

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Texas Man Cleared Of Killing Daughter After His 7-Year-Old Son Admits To Being Responsible

Murder charges against a Forth Worth, Texas man have been dropped after the man’s 7-year-old son admits to being responsible for the 2015 killing. Anthony Michael Sanders, 33, was accused of smothering his 2-year-old daughter, Ellie Mae Sanders, to death in 2015.

According to Fox News, police accused Sanders of killing the toddler after she interrupted him while he was playing a computer game. He was accused of putting his hand over the girl’s mouth to smother her, according to the Associated Press.

Sanders has been in prison since 2016. Now, prosecutors in the case said the girl’s brother admitted to being responsible for her death when he was just 5 years old.

Since the start, Sanders claimed he found his daughter unresponsive after his son said he found his sister sleeping, and unable to wake up. Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that the boy confessed to his mother that he hit

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Man Mistaken For Las Vegas Shooter Speaks Out On Photo Of Him Being Shared Across Internet

A man falsely accused of being the Las Vegas shooter responsible for killing 59 people and injuring over 500 spoke out Tuesday.

False information flooded online in the hours after Sunday night’s mass shooting, with users posting photos and information about people with the same name as the shooter. A Canadian man, Stephen Paddock, had just set up an Instagram account and was wrongly identified as the shooter by a 4chan user. He told a local New Brunswick outlet he woke up Monday morning and was shocked to find so many people had shared his photo and commented on his account.

“I was taken back,” Paddock said in an interview with The Daily Gleaner, New York Post reports. “People I don’t even know are sharing my picture.”

One instagram user commented, “This isn’t him guys. Chill, this guy is from Canada… leave

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