Thursday July 19, 2018
Today's Tabloid News

‘Old Man’ Richard Harrison of ‘Pawn Stars’ cuts son out of will

Richard Harrison may have loved his sons equally, but he won’t be paying them all. “Old Man” Harrison of “Pawn Stars” fame put his son Rick, who also appeared on the show, in charge of his estate, but cut his son Christopher out of his will entirely.  More…

Fallen founder says Papa John’s gave in to ‘extortion’ demand

That’s a lot of dough. Papa John’s gave into the alleged extortion demand made by a Los Angeles marketing firm — forking over $1.2 million of the $6 million that was requested, the pizza chain’s embattled founder claims.  More…

Papa John’s founder John Schnatter blames n-word scandal on ‘extortion’ attempt

Papa John’s founder John Schnatter is punching back. The pizza mogul who was accused of using a racial slur during an internal conference call in May is claiming the marketing firm that set up the call tried to extort $6 million from the chain to keep quiet about the slur.  More…

Bodycam footage shows victim had gun holstered in deadly Chicago shooting

Cops have released video showing a deadly police-involved shooting in Chicago that sparked protests on Saturday — and it appears to show the victim reaching for a holstered gun just moments before he’s killed. Harith Augustus, 37, can be seen running away from CPD officers and out into the street following a brief confrontation with them on the sidewalk. Bodycam footage shows him carrying a hand gun in his waistband and some extra ammunition.  More…

TSA screeners win immunity from flier abuse claims

Fliers may have a tough time recovering damages for invasive screenings at U.S. airport security checkpoints, after a federal appeals court on Wednesday said screeners are immune from claims under a federal law governing assaults, false arrests and other abuses. In a 2-1 vote, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia said Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screeners are shielded by government sovereign immunity.  More…

Papa John’s stock dips on report that founder John Schnatter used n-word

Papa John’s founder and chairman John Schnatter allegedly made racist comments during a May conference call in which he said “Colonel Sanders called blacks n—–s” and never faced a backlash, according to Forbes, which first reported the incident.  More…

Boston Beauty Queen Gives Back Crown Over #MeToo Joke

Maude Gorman has resigned as Miss Plymouth County for the Miss Massachusetts Miss America Organization after a pageant emcee made a joke about the #MeToo movement on stage. "I really felt betrayed," Gorman said. She was competing at the Miss Massachusetts pageant last week and was backstage when the emcee performed the controversial skit.  More…

Montana man says he left baby in woods after car crash because he was heavy

A man told investigators he left a 5-month-old baby boy in the woods after a weekend car crash because the baby was very heavy, court records said. Officers found the baby — cold and hungry — under a pile of debris and sticks early Sunday, several hours after the crash.  More…

Video shows moment of George Clooney crash

Actor George Clooney slammed his motorbike into an oncoming car that turned suddenly into his lane Tuesday and was thrown several yards in the air on the Italian island of Sardinia. Clooney is thrown over the front of his bike and up in the air before landing on the asphalt.  More…

Nobody wants to buy fashion designer Halston’s legendary home

In 1974, at the height of his influence, the legendary fashion designer Halston purchased a dramatic, Paul Rudolph-designed party pad at 101 E. 63rd St. With its two-story bamboo filled greenhouse, double-height ceilings, roof terrace, sunken living room and catwalks overlooking all the action, it was the spot for disco-era debauchery. Today, it can’t sell.  More…

How news anchors look so gorgeous at the crack of dawn

TV news anchors look effortlessly polished — until you know all the work that goes on behind the scenes. Bright studio lights and cutting-edge HD cameras require a level of artistry that’s half van Gogh, half MacGyver. “Viewers don’t realize what goes into it,” says Maria Licari, who does hair and makeup for CNBC.  More…

Alaska cops searching for squirrel that stole their doughnut

Police in Anchorage, Alaska, are on the lookout for a squirrel that made off from their parking lot with a doughnut. The department called it “a straight-up felony” and added “it’s rude.”  More…

Cops say man arrested after hurling drink at teen wearing MAGA hat

The man accused of hurling a drink in the face of a Texas teen inside a Whataburger restaurant and then stealing the 16-year-old’s “Make America Great Again” hat was arrested Thursday, officials said. San Antonio Police identified the suspect late Thursday as 30-year-old Kino Jimenez.  More…

Walmart boycott campaign launched after outcry over ‘Impeach 45′ clothing

Walmart has found itself on the receiving end of a torrent of outrage after it was discovered Monday that the superstore was selling anti-Trump “Impeach 45” apparel on its website.  More…

Meet Miss Universe’s first tranny contestant

Ángela Ponce, 26, made history on Friday when she was crowned Miss Universe Spain, becoming the pageant’s first transgender titleholder. “Bringing the name and colors of Spain before the universe is my great dream,” wrote Ponce in Spanish on Instagram.  More…