Colin Firth’s Wife Admits To Affair With Their Stalker In Bizarre Scandal

While Colin Firth has made a name for himself starring in hit romantic comedy films, he’s already found his happy ending.

The Bridget Jones’s Diary and Love Actually actor has been married to Italian film producer Livia Giuggioli since 1997.

By all accounts, the pair seemed to have a perfectly happy Hollywood romance. Dividing their time between England and Italy, the couple have two sons together, Matteo and Luca.

But a surprising twist in their love story was revealed this week, when the couple filed a criminal complaint in Italy.

The pair allege that an Italian journalist, Marco Brancaccia, has been stalking them for months.

In a statement, a spokesman for the couple says the journalist sent them threatening text messages. e-mails, phone calls, and threatened to write unflattering stories about the couple.

They say that Bracaccia carried out a “frightening campaign” of  abuse against them.

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But Brancaccia has fired back with his own stunning claim: that Giuggioli is trying to cover up her affair with him from years ago.

After Brancaccia revealed the affair to The Times, the couple confirmed it took place in a statement, saying Firth and Giuggioli made “the decision to separate” in 2015.

Giuggioli then began an affair with Brancaccia, who is called a “former friend” of hers in the statement. But she and Firth add that they are now back together.

While police are investigating Bracaccia for harassing the pair, he’s sharing his side of the story, and says his affair with the producer almost tore the famous couple apart.

Hollywood Actors Who Managed To Stay On The A-List Even After Massive Scandals

In the wake of the numerous scandals that have hit Hollywood like a ton of bricks over the past several months, is almost impossible to believe that any of the people accused of numerous indiscretions could manage to hold a career afterwards. However, as we’ve seen over the years (and in this video), a brush with scandal, no matter how disastrous, doesn’t mean that their careers are over, as some celebs have managed to remain in the spotlight even after falling from grace.

“Scandal” Actor Reveals How They Know If They’re Getting Killed Off

When you really start to get invested in a TV show, your biggest fear is that your favorite character will get killed off. Any fan of Grey’s Anatomy will understand that getting attached to someone is just not a great idea.

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The same goes for characters on Scandal. Shonda Rhimes, who created both shows along with How To Get Away With Murder, seems to know who we love the most at certain times and then find ways to write them off the show.

Scandal is currently on its last legs, with the final 10 episodes airing this year. Fans are worried that a main character is going to die off, especially with the way Quinn Perkins was left at the mid-season finale.

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But Tony Goldwyn, who plays Fitz, says not even the cast members know who’s dying off, so don’t expect any hints from them!

The True Story Behind The Celebrity Sex Tape Scandal That Started It All

Rob Lowe’s first sex tape involving two young women is notoriously known to be the first-ever sex tape scandal in Hollywood.

While the “Lowe’s tape” itself was shocking enough to raise eyebrows, it was the fact that the young actor broke the law that set off a media firestorm.

Lowe was a rising film star in his early twenties and inadvertently earned the title in the exclusive group known as the Hollywood Brat Pack, a nickname given to young actors who starred in coming-of-age films in the 1980s.

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His dashing looks helped him star in critically acclaimed movies like The Outsiders, St. Elmo’s Fire, and About Last Night.

Lowe was propelled into the limelight at only 24, but he wanted to be known for more than just being an actor.

What came next for the former “bad boy” was something he would have never foreseen.

The making of a sex tape  

As a political junkie, he went to Atlanta, Georgia to campaign for Democratic party frontrunner Michael Dukakis at the Democratic National Convention in 1988.

But as a young star in the ’80s influenced by parties, sex, and alcohol, he couldn’t dissuade himself from taking a night off for some shenanigans.

He spent the night at a bash hosted by CNN founder Ted Turner, then went to the hip Club Rio on Luckie Street with Ally Sheedy and Judd Nelson.

He left the nightclub with his hands full – literally. Two young women agreed to be videotaped having sex with him in his suite at the Atlanta Hilton & Towers.

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The pornographic home video first featured him having sex with 16-year-old Jan Parsons, before he moved on to have sex with 22-year-old Tara Siebert.  

“I was introduced to Jan, and she introduced me to her friend Tara. They both seemed like nice enough people to me,” Lowe remembered of that night.  

For Lowe it was going fine and dandy until he popped into the bathroom. The girls rushed to steal his money and took the videotape, which contained a short recording that would change the actor’s life.  

The Truth Behind The Scandalous Photos That Cost Vanessa Williams Her Miss America Crown

In 1984 Vanessa Williams was crowned Miss America, making her the first black woman to successfully win the title. She swept the preliminaries, beating out other women in the swimsuit competition as well as the talent portion by singing “Happy Days Are Here Again”.

Even though she won the contest fairly, she was criticized because of her skin color. She stated that “there were a lot of people that did not want me to be representative of the United States and Miss America.” It wasn’t only the white population who were upset with her win. “There were a lot of people who had issues. I was too light. My eyes were the wrong color. My hair wasn’t the right texture and getting criticism for being who I was,” Williams said.

But the hateful attacks weren’t the only thing the young woman had to deal with. About two months before the end of her reign, Williams received word that nude photos of her were going to be published in Penthouse. She had no control over the photos, had given no consent to the magazine to run them, but apparently that wasn’t going to stop them.

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Williams wrote an essay talking about everything that happened, and how these pictures even came to be. She revealed that it all started when she was looking for a summer job in between semesters at Syracuse University.

“I saw an advertisement in a local newspaper reading ‘models wanted,’ so I called up and talked to Tom Chiapel, who was the photographer and part-owner of TEC studios. He said to come down for an interview,” Williams wrote. “I went to the studio and he said that I would need a portfolio. I asked my parents and they agreed to put up the money. It was a little over $100. My dad gave me a check. When I returned later to pick up the proofs, Tom Chiapel indicated that he needed a makeup artist. He offered me an audition, so I came in and did a face. He decided to have me work for him as a makeup artist-receptionist.”

She worked for him full-time, and Chiapel asked her multiple times to pose nude for him. Williams was only 19 years old at the time. “He assured me that none of the photographs would ever leave the studio. He assured me. I did a photographic session by myself,” Williams wrote. “I felt uncomfortable and awkward when I saw the proofs. I didn’t bring them home because I didn’t want anyone to see them.”

But that wouldn’t be the last time he would ask.

15-Year-Old Brooke Shields Was The Center Of A Massive Controversy, But Now No One Remembers Why

At one point in the ’80s, supermodel and actress Brooke Shields was arguably the most famous teenager on the planet. However, her road to stardom was paved with a number of controversies.

Managed by her mother, Teri, Shields had her first taste of the limelight as a model for a soap ad at the age of eleven months. She continued to appear in ads as a toddler, and at the tender age of 10, the child model posed nude in a series of photographs taken by Garry Gross. Teri commissioned the photos in 1975 because she wanted to turn her little girl into a star.

A few years later, Shields was 12 when she made her silver screen debut in Louis Malle’s Pretty Baby (1978). That’s also when she got caught in the middle of her first scandal.

See, Shields played the role of a preteen prostitute, Violet, in the red-light district of New Orleans, and although she garnered critical acclaim, many members of the public were furious.

In an interview she gave a few years ago, Shields recalled her mother saying that as long as she liked the role she played, “then f**k ‘em if they can’t handle it.”

With her mom cheering her on, Shields landed an even more controversial role as Emmeline Lestrange in the film adaptation of Henry De Vere Stacpoole’s novel “The Blue Lagoon.” She was just 14-years-old at the time, but had to film a number of nude scenes. The production team found it challenging to keep her covered so they had to tape her long hair on her breasts during topless frontal shots.

The infamously sexy film shocked the audience when it premiered in 1980, and decades later, an adult Shields was implicated in some legal matters concerning child sexual exploitation.

Famed film critic Roger Ebert gave the movie 1.5 stars, and said that it “made him itch,” while popular gossip columnist Rona Barrett claimed “it borders on kiddie porn.”

The negative reviews did not seem to phase the film’s director, Randal Grease Kleiser or thousands of moviegoers, who helped make it a box-office success.

“It’s an R-rated film I hope parents take their kids to see,” said Kleiser. Well, he was right. The movie grossed over $58 million in the U.S. and Canada, and even got nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe.

Shields soon started appearing on the front page of newspapers and magazine covers, including The New York Times and People. All of these publications addressed Shields’s underage nudity, and the notorious sex scene that scandalized viewers.

The film’s creators and Shield’s later testified in front of U.S. Congress that many of her nude scenes were done by a body double.

“You sort of desensitise yourself to anything sexual. In Blue Lagoon, I’m using a glue gun, taping my hair, anything I can so my body doesn’t show I have boobs,” Shields said in an interview with The Guardian. And I didn’t realise I was doing it, because I was a kid. I was in a cocoon with my mom.”

However, amidst all the frenzy, Shields’s stage mother was negotiating a modelling contract for a provocative campaign that would change her life forever, and turn her into a household name for years to come.

The Internet Is Divided Over This Viral Video Of A Girl Putting On Her Own Makeup

There has been a fierce debate over beauty and issues with women’s self-esteem these last few years, and it seems that the latest battleground was over a little girl’s video that went viral over the holidays.

When 3-year-old Liriana released a makeup tutorial shortly before Christmas, her biggest problem was whether or not her eye shadow was applied properly (it was).

Liraina is the daughter of Instagram user Suella, who has many videos of her playing with her brother, Dilan, and putting on makeup.

“She does her own makeup from start to finish,” says Suella. “I just sit there and record her while she does her own thing. She loves to copy everything that I do. Literally everything has to match with me: our outfits, makeup, hair.”

Liriana is certainly skillful at makeup application, expertly using her concealer, eye shadow, mascara, blush, and lipstick before blowing a kiss to her viewers. It was immediately popular across the social sharing network, with a ton of praise from users.

To Suella, it was just another amazing video that her daughter put out, and she could not have been more proud when other notable accounts asked if they could share her post on their feeds!

The post has amassed over 500,000 views and 1000 comments, however, not all of them are supportive. In fact, many of them are downright hurtful.

Tonya Harding Talks “Truth and Lies” In New Emotional Interview

It’s been 23 years since the “whack around the world” took place on January 6, 1994, seven weeks before the Olympic Winter Games were scheduled to begin, but the world can’t seem to look past it.

On that fateful day, a hitman attacked figure skater Nancy Kerrigan with a police baton in an attempt to debilitate her. Upon further investigation, it was revealed that the assailant was hired by a man named Jeff Gillooly, who happened to be the ex-husband of Kerrigan’s rival, Tonya Harding.

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It didn’t take long for the public to start speculating about Harding’s involvement. Harding claimed that she had no idea that Gillooly and her bodyguard, Shawn Eckhart, were planning an attack on her teammate. She said that they didn’t do it to take Kerrigan out of the competition, but rather to punish her for taking the USFA’s advice and rekindling her doomed relationship with Gillooly for publicity.

Harding was later charged for hindering apprehension and she ended up pleaded guilty. She was placed on a three-year probation plus 500 hours of community service. She also received a $100,000 fine, and was banned from the USFA for life.

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Once the frenzy died down, Kerrigan and Harding had to return back to their normal lives. While Kerrigan’s career continued to thrive, Tonya’s reputation was ruined and she was forced out of the limelight.

It took a few years for her to slowly bounce back, she gave a few interviews, including a joint one with Kerrigan, penned a book about her side of the story, tried her hand at boxing, and even appeared on a documentary in the early 2000s.

More recently, the disgraced skater is back in the spotlight thanks to a new critically acclaimed biopic about her life. Starring Margot Robbie, I, Tonya, re-tells the story from Harding’s perspective. Margot even received a Golden Globe nomination for her portrayal of Harding.

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Harding even made an official public appearance for the first time in years at the Los Angeles premiere of the film on December 5th. Now, she’s been given the chance to sit down and reflect about the infamous incident in an emotional two-hour ABC “Truth and Lies” special.

1994 Olympic Judge Opens Up About Tonya Harding’s Broken Lace Incident

Tension between figure skaters Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan started weeks before the 1994 Winter Olympic Games were scheduled to begin in Lillehammer, Norway.

On January 6th, Kerrigan had just completed a practice session when she was vicioulsy attacked by a hitman named Shane Stant. The assailant fled the scene, but video footage of Kerrigan crying and asking, “Why? Why me?” was later leaked to the public.

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Everyone was quick to point fingers at her rival, Tonya Harding, for being the behind the attack that almost knocked Kerrigan out of the competition. Harding denied the allegations, but investigators later confirmed that in addition to Stant, Harding’s ex-husband, Jeff Gillooly and bodyguard, Shawn Eric Eckardt, were responsible for “the whack heard around the world,” as the media often dubbed it.

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In exchange for a lighter sentence, Gillooly testified against Harding. She then pleaded guilty and was placed on a three-year probation plus 500 hours of community service. She also received a $100,000 fine, and was banned from the USFA for life.

However, depending on who you ask, Harding’s punishment came much earlier.

In what could be touted as karma, Harding came in eighth place and missed the podium after a mishap occurred on the ice: her skate lace broke and she wasn’t allowed a redo. Kerrigan, on the other hand, took home the silver medal.

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Now, 23 years since the scandal, Harding is back in the spotlight thanks to the new biopic I, Tonya, which shies away from painting the disgraced skater as a villain. The renewed public interest in the story prompted one of the Olympic judges to share her recollection of the famous broken lace incident. Audrey Williams, now 85, also opened up about her feelings towards Harding in the interview with Cosmopolitan.

The Secret Lives Of The Royal Family Are Full Of Extra-Marital Affairs

With the wedding details pouring in about our new favorite celebrity couple, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, it seems like we will soon all be treated to yet another magical royal wedding.

We look forward to these celebrations of pomp and spectacle, and for the beautifully written vows about how the betrothed will carry on loving each other until the end of their lives.

There is a large amount of dignity and gravitas attached to the monarchy when making these vows, because they represent more than an important family for Britain, they are the living embodiment of an entire nation.

As Prince William and Kate have proven that a successful marriage is built on love and trust, we should have no worries about the upcoming nuptials between the playful prince and his celebrity bride-to-be.

However, this isn’t the standard that the royal family is used to meeting. For all their so-called respectability, the monarchy has been rocked with affair after scandalous affair for nearly every generation of ruling.

Here are the most shocking revelations about the “tame” and “conservative” rulers of England!

Son to the prim and proper Queen Victoria, Edward VII famously lost his virginity to a camp prostitute. But that was only the beginning of a sex-fueled lifestyle that rocked the private lives of the British royal family, in a time where a pair of mix-matched socks would be cause for scandal.

At his 1901 coronation, he actually invited several “royal concubines” to sit in the official guest seating areas, which brought a lot of shame to his parents.

Many of his mistresses he had later in his life were from families of note, and among their number is Jennie Churchill, mother to the future war-time Prime Minister, Winston Churchill.

Another was Mrs. Alice Keppel. Not familiar? The great-grandmother of Duchess Camilla of Cornwall, the second wife of Prince Charles. We’ll get back to her later…

His was probably the most scandalous reputation of any of the modern royal family, and he did his best to make it so.

Prince George was the son of King George V, and grandson to the aforementioned King Edward VII. He knew that he was not in line for the throne and so he decided to live a life of excess that included sex, drugs, and a taste for both men and women.

It was an unspoken truth that he took to the company of men in his youth, but it finally caught up with him when he was briefly arrested after being caught engaging in homosexual acts, a crime in that period of time.

After his marriage, he kept up his string of affairs with both men and women, and was even blackmailed several times after sending explicit love letters to many of them.

The once-king of England had everything going for him in his life. However, like his brother, the Duke of Kent, he was not able to prevent himself from seeking out other women in his life.

However, unlike his brother, Edward believed in the responsibility of his name by managing his role between the people and the monarchy.

Edward had been carrying on a relationship with American divorcee, Wallis Simpson, for some time, and when his feelings became clear, he called a meeting with his Prime Minister.

He declared that if he could not marry his love and remain king, he would voluntarily leave the throne and carry on life as a lesser member of the family in order to share his life with her.

This led to the ascension of Princess Elizabeth to the head of the Church of England, and the nation.

Queen Elizabeth would never be accused of impropriety, however the same cannot be said of her husband.

10 Celebrities Who Have Admitted To Cheating On Their Partners

Cheating allegations are sadly a part of life in Hollywood. At times, they’re nothing more than just tabloid fabrications, but there have been many occasions when they turned out to be true.

Over the years, some of the world’s biggest celebrities have been involved in cheating scandals, and while a few of them try to cover it up, there are a number of them who eventually have owned up to their infidelities, even if it cost them their relationships.

Here are 10 celebrities who have admitted to cheating:

1. Hugh Grant

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Grant may have perfected the role of the polite and charming gentlemen in his movies, but his off-screen persona is very different from his characters. Eight years into his relationship with Elizabeth Hurley, Grant was caught engaging in “lewd conduct” with a prostitute.

He admitted to his wrongdoings on The Tonight Show in 1995 saying, “People have given me tons of ideas [for excuses] on this one …  ‘I was under a pressure, I was overtired or I was lonely …’ But I think it would just be bollocks to hide anything like that. I did a bad thing.”

2. Jude Law

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The Gattaca actor admitted to having an affair with his children’s nanny while engaged to actress Sienna Miller.

“I just want to say I am deeply ashamed and upset that I’ve hurt Sienna and the people most close to us,” he said in a 2005 statement. “I want to publicly apologize to Sienna and our respective families for the pain that I have caused.”

3. Kris Jenner

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The matriarch of the Kardashian-Jenners confessed to cheating on her late husband, Robert Kardashian, during a 2011 appearance on The Tonight Show.

“When you’re very young you do a lot of stupid things. It’s probably the biggest regret of my life that I ended up having an affair,” she said.

4. LeAnn Rimes

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The “How Do I Live” singer fell in love with Eddie Cibrian while they were both married to different partners. They still pursued a relationship with each other and it wasn’t until 2009 that their partners would find out.

Rimes owned up to her infidelity in a 2012 interview with Giuliana Rancic saying, “I never, ever, in my heart want to hurt anyone, but I don’t think anything can separate anything that’s super-connected. You might have had so many wonderful things with each other’s spouses in your relationships, but something along the way broke that. You can’t break what’s broken already.”

It doesn’t end here, there are more celebrities who were unfaithful to their partners, including a famous late night talk show host…

People Have Been Posting Their Best Encounters With Celebrities, Proving We Can Still Love Some Of Our Heroes

The past have few weeks have left the world shaken, as many people have come forward to expose the terrible deeds of many members of the Hollywood elite. While it was a great thing for these details to come out, many people are left wondering if there are any decent celebrities left.

While the news cycle tends to focus on the negative aspects of our day-to-day lives, some people are speaking up about the positives that they have witnessed famous people doing.

Some of them are incredible, some are mundane, but they prove that there will always be some common decency in the world.

It turns out Anthony Hopkins just wants to talk about the deeper things like a regular person.

There was a lot of fighting on Married With Children, but the cast were sweethearts!

There are stars who forget basic manners when they get accustomed to a way of life, but it’s nice to see they don’t all fall for it.

When you spend so much time organizing benefit concerts, it must be nice to get a friendly wave and not a barrage of questions.

There was a reason it hurt so bad when we lost our Genie…

Even with busy schedules, it’s good to know that some musicians take the time to make other people’s days better!