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July 2, 2016

Trump Could Be in Trouble with IRS over $12k Tebow Gear

Donald Trump posed with the helmet he won at a live auction 
at a charity fundraiser in Palm Beach, Fla. in 2012. (Capehart Photography)

Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, has many tremendous friends. Tom Brady of the Patriots is a tremendous friend. And maybe Tim Tebow is a tremendous friend too, because The Donald spent, according to the Washington Post, $12,000 of his foundation’s money on a Tebow Broncos helmet and jersey several years ago.

The original story actually comes from the Palm Beach Daily News, which wrote about a Susan B. Komen charity auction back in 2012.

During the first dinner course — the club's trademark lump crabmeat timbale -- Tom Quick conducted the live auction, which included the surprise additions of four tickets for Celine Dion's upcoming concert at The Mar-a-Lago Club, donated by Donald Trump, and an autographed Tim Tebow helmet, which sold to Donald Trump for $12,000 at the very moment that Tebow was having his halo hammered by Tom Brady.

The Donald giveth, and The Donald payeth. Blessed be the name of The Donald.
Indeed. Twelve large for a Tebow helmet ain’t nothing to sneeze at, even during the height of Tebow's powers -- this was in late January 2012, shortly after Tebow and the Broncos stunned the Steelers with a walk-off touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas.

But as noted, it was also during the 45-10 drubbing the Patriots put on the Broncos the next week.

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Fast forward to today and the Washington Post digging through Trump's charitable giving history. What the newspaper found was Trump paid the Komen through another non-profit organization, the Donald J. Trump Foundation. Which, depending on what Trump did with the helmet and jersey, could be considered an IRS violation.

Afterward, three experts on tax law questioned whether Trump had violated IRS rules against “self-dealing" -- which are designed to keep nonprofit officials from using their charities to help themselves.

Those rules ban the "furnishing of goods" by private foundations -- like Trump's -- to their own officers. If the rule is broken, the person who breaks it must notify the IRS and may have to pay a tax penalty. There could also be penalties for signing a tax return that failed to mention the violation. In 2012, the tax return for Trump’s foundation checked the boxes for "no," it did not break the self-dealing rule.

The Trump camp did not provide a comment to the Washington Post concerning the whereabouts of the helmet and jersey.

According to the Post's experts, simply giving them away to another charity would meet any qualifications needed in order to make this point null and void.
It would also be a net loss regardless: Tebow Broncos gear is pretty much worthless at this point, even if it’s autographed. [What an eye for deals! that depreciate]

The idea of jumping down someone's throat over getting burnt on a $12,000 purchase of a helmet and jersey (now valued at less than $500) is pretty crazy. Such is life in the spotlight for presidential candidates.

June 23, 2015

Grandson Billy Graham Looses Mega Church Caught Cheating


After admitting to an extramarital affair, Billy Graham’s grandson Tullian Tchividjian resigned as senior pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church over the weekend, leaving the Fort Lauderdale mega-church that streams its Sunday services to thousands without a permanent spiritual leader.
“Several days ago, Pastor Tullian admitted to moral failure, acknowledging his actions disqualify him from continuing to serve as senior pastor or preach from the pulpit, and resigned — effective immediately,” according to a statement on the church’s website. “We are saddened by this news, but are working with and assisting Pastor Tullian and his family to help them through this difficult time, and asking people to join us in praying that God will bring restoration through this process and healing to all involved.”
This is only the second time in the church’s more than 50-year history that it is without a permanent leader. Pastor D. James Kennedy founded Coral Ridge in 1960 and built it into an evangelical empire, which in its peak, reached three million viewers in 200 countries through its television and radio ministry, The Coral Ridge Hour. Kennedy, co-founder of the Christian lobby known as the Moral Majority, led the church until 10 days before his death in 2007. 
Tchividjian, 42, named after the third century theologian Tertullian, was hired as his replacement in 2009, with 91 percent of congregants approving his appointment. While he had a rocky start — some feared he was straying too far from Kennedy’s conservative Christian views — he ultimately won the congregation’s support.
On Sunday, Father’s Day, Tchividjian, married to his wife Kim since 1994 and father of their three children, acknowledged to the Washington Post that he had resigned:
“I resigned from my position at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church today due to ongoing marital issues,” he wrote in a statement to the newspaper. “As many of you know, I returned from a trip a few months back and discovered that my wife was having an affair. Heartbroken and devastated, I informed our church leadership and requested a sabbatical to focus exclusively on my marriage and family. As her affair continued, we separated. Sadly and embarrassingly, I subsequently sought comfort in a friend and developed an inappropriate relationship myself. Last week I was approached by our church leaders and they asked me about my own affair. I admitted to it and it was decided that the best course of action would be for me to resign.”
Tchividjian could not be reached for comment. Kim Tchividjian declined to comment to a Miami Herald news partner CBS4 reporter who visited the family’s home in Pompano Beach on Monday.
She did send a comment to the Washington Post: “The statement reflected my husband’s opinions but not my own. Please respect the privacy of my family at this time, thank you. I do thank everyone for the outpouring of love for my family as well during this difficult time and we appreciate all the prayers and support we are receiving.”
While followers of Tchividjian were disappointed in the news, some said he is human.
“He is a man,” said Kimberly Davis, who lives in New York and has registered for some of Tchividjian’s conferences. “I don't condone it, but I don’t think they should crucify him.”
Tchividjian’s road to senior pastor at Coral Ridge has been paved with a few potholes. He dropped out of high school at Westminster Academy in Fort Lauderdale and partied a lot, he told the Herald in a 2005 interview.
His parents — his mother, Gigi Tchividjian, is Billy Graham’s oldest daughter — kicked him out of their home when he was 16. He worked in construction and waited tables at Chili’s. By 21, bored with the party scene, he prayed for God to lead him.
“I said, 'All right, God, you take over,’” he said at the time. “‘You're the one who built me; you're the one who can fix me.’’’ 
He got a GED and graduated from Columbia International University in South Carolina in 1997. He earned a divinity degree in 2001 from the Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando. 
He founded New City Presbyterian Church in Coconut Creek in 2003, and borrowing from the oratorical gifts of his famed grandfather, he built the congregation from a few to 400.
In March 2009he was tapped to lead Coral Ridge.
Six months later, hundreds of church members — including their choir director — defected and held services in Butterfly World in Tradewinds Park in Coconut Creek. A petition called for Tchividjian’s removal, saying he was not living up to the legacy of Kennedy, who built the church on a bedrock of Christian conservatism and political activism.
The church voted whether to retain him as pastor; Tchividjian won by a margin of about 69 percent to 31 percent.
“My family and I thank the Coral Ridge family for standing behind us and supporting me as your new pastor,” Tchividjian wrote in a statement at the time. “Change is difficult for any institution, but it is especially difficult for a church which has known only one pastor in its 50-year history and I understand that.”
For the next six years, Tchividjian, who remembers riding in a limo with Johnny Cash when he was 4 to hear his grandfather preach in the Detroit Silverdome, led the church. He focused more on Biblical passages than preaching politics.
Gene Rausch, who lives in Ohio, often listened to his sermons through the church’s live-streaming service. She said she was impressed because he knew so much about the Bible at such a young age.
Nonetheless, she said he had to resign.
“I think that was the right thing to do," she said. “He needs to have time to get himself together.’’
This is not the first time the senior pastor of a well-known church resigned after a “moral failing.” A year ago, the Rev. Bob Coy stepped down from the mega-church Calvary Chapel in Fort Lauderdale. In a sermon after Coy’s resignation, Calvary Chapel’s Outreach Pastor Chet Lowe revealed Coy had committed adultery with more than one woman and “committed sexual immortality, habitually, through pornography,’’ the Christian Post reported.
Daniel Alvarez, a senior instructor with Florida International University's Department of Religious Studies, said Protestant pastors “are held to a higher standard,” and it’s not surprising to see them succumb to the pressure.
“The problem is that so much is expected of them and any failure is so magnified in the eyes of the parishioners that there is no redemption.”
In his statement to the Washington Post, Tchividjian asked for his congregants to pray for him and his family. 
“Both my wife and I are heartbroken over our actions and we ask you to pray for us and our family that God would give us the grace we need to weather this heart-wrenching storm. We are amazingly grateful for the team of men and women who are committed to walking this difficult path with us. Please pray for the healing of deep wounds and we kindly ask that you respect our privacy.”

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October 30, 2014

FTC Sues ATT “ Unlimited means= Unlimited, Verizon Hiding behind the Grandfather who cheats


The Federal Trade Commission says AT&T's practice of slowing down the connection speeds of unlimited-data customers who tap excessive amounts of data is a failure to deliver on the promise of "unlimited."

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The Federal Trade Commission says AT&T violated the FTC Act by changing the terms of its unlimited-data plan while customers were under contract, and failing to alert them. The carrier denies this.AT&T

As a result, the FTC on Tuesday filed a federal court complaint against AT&T, charging the wireless provider with misleading customers who signed up for an unlimited-data plan only to see their connection slowed in an industry process called "throttling."
"AT&T promised its customers 'unlimited' data, and in many instances, it has failed to deliver on that promise," FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez said in a statement. "The issue here is simple: 'unlimited' means unlimited."
AT&T denies the claims.
"The FTC's allegations are baseless and have nothing to do with the substance of our network management program," the company said in a statement. "It's baffling as to why the FTC would choose to take this action against a company that, like all major wireless providers, manages its network resources to provide the best possible service to all customers, and does it in a way that is fully transparent and consistent with the law and our contracts."
AT&T, like Verizon Wireless, has long claimed that its wireless network can't handle the small percentage of users with unlimited plans who consume excessive data, either by streaming video or music, or by gaming. In July 2011, AT&T took the unpopular step of placing speed limits on those unlimited plans, slowing them down from a high-speed LTE connection to a 2G connection, the speed of which is akin to that of a dial-up modem. At the time, it said it would limit only the top 5 percent of its heaviest users, but it later clarified that to say those who access 5 gigabytes of data in a billing period.
There are far fewer unlimited-data customers still on AT&T, the second-largest wireless provider in the US after Verizon, though there's no real way of telling the number. AT&T stopped offering unlimited-data plans in 2010, instead pushing consumers into various tiered plans with set amounts, or buckets, of data. The move was the result of the immense growth in data consumption from smartphones such as Apple's iPhone, which caused network quality issues for the carrier. Shortly after, Verizon followed suit with its own tiered plans. 
The FTC complaint claims AT&T emphasized "unlimited" in its marketing materials but then failed to inform customers of the throttling program. The FTC said the throttling results in an 80 percent to 90 percent reduction in network speeds. The commission believes AT&T violated the FTC Act by changing the terms of the plan while customers were under contract, and failing to alert them of the change. 
AT&T has throttled at least 3.5 million unique customers a total of more than 25 million times, according to the FTC.
 AT&T argues that it sent customers bill notices and that it also sent out a national press release alerting consumers of the changes.
"We have been completely transparent with customers since the very beginning," the company said. 
There's been a lot of controversy over wireless unlimited plans recently. In August, Verizon and the Federal Communications Commission traded barbs over Verizon's plans to slow down the connection speed of select heavy LTE data users, with the FCC firmly against the move. At the beginning of this month, Verizon backed off of its plans.
As with AT&T, there are few unlimited-data customers left on Verizon, all of them grandfathered in from older plans. Sprint and T-Mobile, which are far smaller than AT&T and Verizon, have attempted to set themselves apart by offering the option of unlimited data with no throttling. 
"The FCC has been actively investigating throttling practices since this summer, when Chairman [Tom] Wheeler sent letters to major nationwide wireless carriers about these practices," said an FCC spokesman. “We continue to work on this important issue, including with our partners at the FTC, and we encourage customers to contact the FCC if they are being throttled by AT&T or other cellular providers."

September 1, 2014

BBC Giving Paul Ross time off [like in a pregnancy] to deal with his Coming Out

You really don’t need time off when you come out. It’s not like when a close family member dies. But if you area TV and radio jock, well known for being straight and here comes the zinger with a wife of 14 years. Then the network want you to go and drop one of them and come back reformed. Plus Paul boozing and fast life would have to be seriously looked at if he want to keep his career.
I love to post coming out stories they are usually full of love, mystery and either well wishers or critics, usually both.  I have hundreds of coming out stories in the last 5 years of blogging. In this case I don’t see rejoyce.   I see no rejoice only hurt from all sides but particularly the wife and the boyfriend if he drops him but what he wont be dropping is his reputation that he is gay..Well have to wait until the network let him talk again and explain his side of the story. People that were getting shock each time a well known man comes out better change because it’s not news anymore unless is a well known person(s) or your family kicks you out like we reported in Georgia USA last week.

Ross said financial stresses were to blame

The BBC are giving Paul Ross time off to “deal with his issues” after he admitted a drug fuelled gay affair.
He was filmed snorting the drug mephedrone off of another man's face and also spoke about taking part in outdoor gay sex sessions.
Ross co-hosts BBC Radio London's breakfast show, but he will not be on air tomorrow.
He first met his gay lover, a former English teacher, at a dogging spot and ended up having sex with him in the bushes. They then went on to have a year-long affair meeting regularly at his lover's flat before he started his show.

Radio and television presenter Paul Ross and his wife Jackie Ross are seen outside their home in Buckinghamshire, England.
Ross outside his homeA spokesman for the BBC said: “Paul has spoken about his personal problems at length. He will be taking some time off to deal with those issues and wont be on air on Monday.” An insider at the BBC said they expected Paul to be off work for most of next month.He described himself as “an addict” in a newspaper interview and is now getting counseling for his drug use.
 Jackie Ross standing by her man!

His wife Jackie is standing by him and she said: “I'm not wiping out a 14-year relationship for six months of madness. I'm not. Because I know he loves me.”She added: “I know 90 per cent of Paul is a good man. He’s a good dad. I feel the sex was part of the ephedrine package, I don’t see it as a gay relationship, I see it as part of the drugs." 
Adamfoxie asks why British press wont show or talk about Paul Ross boyfriend. Each time I read the latest stories it sounds like a boyfriend is a single unit and nothing goes with it. Sorry, with a boyfriend goes the other half and I have it for you. His picture is to the right and his name is Jordan.That picture was published at Facebook. Looks like a younger bitchy one!
 Nice teeth.

Adam Gonzalez

April 17, 2013

Vince Vaughn Says to Robert Pattinson “Dump Her"

Only someone who is had the person they love as they get ready to take the step of marriage, house etc. to find out that the other person is cheated. Robert Pattinson who has everything going for him except experience. He is great looking and talented. I am sure that he keeps asking himself where did he go wrong and what did Kristen Stewart see in another man that He, Robert was lacking. Yet he loves her and he wants her but his common sense tells him that if she did it now at the beginning, it will probably happen again, but even if he doesn’t he will never know for sure. 
I don’t like homophobic of convenience Vince Vaughn. I guess he resents being mistaken for gay all the time. But at least he is giving his friend Robert good true advice and that is to dump her.  This is the right time for him to go through that experience, get it off his back and start anew.
Vince Vaughn has a bit of advice for his new pal Robert Pattinson: Dump your cheating girlfriend!” claims the National Enquirer.
According to the tabloid, Pattinson recently “opened up to the older and wiser” Vaughn about his “troubled relationship” with Kristen Stewart, with whom he reconciled after last year’s indiscretion.

 Enquirer “source” says Vaughn warned Pattinson of the reunion, “That’s a mistake — a big one.”
“He told Rob he knows how easy it is to fall into a routine, but when your girl cheats on you, you should take that as a sign that you should probably end things,” explains the magical insider who allegedly overheard this conversation.
The tab’s spy claims Vaughn also told Pattinson “he was 40 before he was done sowing his wild oats.”
What’s interesting is that Pattinson and Vaughn hung out on April 5, and then a week later, Pattinson and Stewart were together and happy at Coachella.
We know how much we can trust the Enquirer ehem! But I believe the story to be true and if the Enquirer made it up it doesn’t matter because Robert is hearing now through a lot of us.

Adam Gonzalez

April 9, 2013

Player Tiger Talking Reconciliation While Dating Someone Else

celebrities Is Tiger Woods Caught in Love Triangle Ahead of Masters?
Tiger Woods may have more on his mind than golf when he tees up for the .
Tiger Woods needs no distractions ahead of the Masters, one of the biggest tournaments of his career, but he’s reportedly caught in a love triangle between his new girlfriend Lindsay Vonn and his ex-wife Elin Nordegren. Is the old Tiger back?
Tiger’s love life seemed to take an upturn, along with his golf, when he started dating theOlympic skier. At the same time, he won three tournaments and regained his No. 1 world ranking for the first time since his cheating scandal.
He’s the favorite going into the prestigious tournament, which Tiger has won four times. More importantly, it would be his 78th tour win overall, making him the No. 1 all-time golfer, based on individual wins.
That is, if his love life doesn’t distract him from his golf again. Vonn confirmed their relationship on Facebook, Mar. 18. Woods also published a statement. But a new report claims that Woods has renewed his romantic relationship with ex-wife Elin on the side.
“She feels betrayed and believes he is still in love with Elin,” a source close to the golfer toldThe .
“Lindsey’s not happy at all,” the source claims. “She’s well-aware that Tiger and Elin were having sex while they were discussing the possibility of getting remarried, and in her heart she’s convinced that they’re still at it.”
Woods’ four-year marriage to Elin, who bore him two children, broke down in November 2009 after he crashed his SUV following an argument over text messages Elin found on his phone from New York party girl Rachel Uchitel. The Enquirer had reported the affair two days earlier.
The divorce was finalized on Aug. 2010, but not before more than a dozen women, mostly hookers, porn stars and cocktail waitresses, claimed they had affairs with the golfer during his marriage.
At the behest of kids Sam, 5, and Charlie, 4, Tiger and Elin reportedly tried to patch things up. But the effort was short-circuited when Vonn put the hammer down and demanded to go public with their relationship.
“When Lindsey first posted the big news, Elin went ballistic with rage,” said a source. “She felt like Tiger had betrayed her all over again, begging her to remarry while he was secretly romancing Lindsey behind her back.”
Tiger spent four years trying to repair his life and golf game, after his cheating scandal. How he plays this week in the Masters will say a lot about whether and old puss hound can learn new tricks.

March 28, 2013

Kathy Perry Caught John Mayer Cheating…So Adios!

Katy Perry gave John Mayer the heave-ho because she caught the guitar-slinging Lothario cheating on her… AGAIN,” reports the National Enquirer.
A so-called “source” tells the tab, “Katy finally had enough of John’s wandering eye,” noting, “He’s an incorrigible flirt who’s constantly chatting up other women, asking them for their phone numbers so he can text them.”

The purported “insider” adds, “Sometimes, he would even ask them out for drinks, and Katy got sick and tired of it.”
The mag further claims that Mayer was “recently rumored to be getting cozy with pretty ‘Girls’ starAllison Williams,” saying the pair were “spotted together at a Manhattan fashion event in late January, and that was just about the last straw for Katy.”
Perry and Williams are good friends, and have been spotted on a number of outings with Mayer and Williams’ longtime boyfriendRicky Van Veen.
So it’s safe to say there’s NOTHING going on between Mayer and the “Girls” actress.
And how did the “last straw” come in January, but Perry and Mayer didn’t split until March?
Also, we’d like to point out that NOWHERE in this story does the magazine actual give a specific example of Mayer’s alleged straying.
In any case, Gossip Cop checked in with a Mayer insider, who tells us the tab’s cheating claims are “not correct.”

February 1, 2013

Armstrong Dope Rodriguez Denies For What? The Evidence is Out

Three of the nine athletes named in New Timesinvestigation into Biogenesis, the Coral Gables anti-aging clinic run by Anthony Bosch, have responded to the story. Alex Rodriguez, Gio Gonzalez and Wayne Odesnik have all issued denials. Jimmy Goins, the University of Miami strength and conditioning coach, tells the Sun-Sentinel through his attorney that "he hasn't done anything wrong."

Here's what Gio Gonzalez had to say via Twitter:
Rodriguez, meanwhile, sent this statement via his publicist:
"The news report about a purported relationship between Alex Rodriguez and Anthony Bosch [is] not true. He was not Mr. Bosch's patient, he was never treated by him and he was never advised by him. The purported documents referenced in the story -- at least as they relate to Alex Rodriguez -- are not legitimate."
Odesnik emailed a response to New Times late on Tuesday. Here's what he had to say:
I have never previously, nor currently, been a client of Mr. Bosch. The copy of the records that were provided do not show any amount paid to Mr. Bosch or to his clinic. These accusations are completely untrue. I have never paid any money, or any monthly fees, to Mr. Bosch. I have never bought any drugs from Mr. Bosch. I have never purchased HGH, nor any other illegal/banned substances from any person, including Mr. Bosch.
An attorney for Goins, the UM coach, spoke to the Sun-Sentinel this morning. Here's what Gordon Fenderson had to say:
"He hasn't done anything wrong either personally or as a representative of the University of Miami ... And as far as being on a client list of a certain doctor, any connection of the University of Miami or their baseball program would be purely coincidental."
Through an attorney, Anthony Bosch also denied details of the story -- though he declined comment when we reached him before publication:
The Miami New Times Story dated January 29, 2013 is filled with inaccuracies, innuendo and misstatements of fact. Mr. Bosch vehemently denies the assertions that MLB players such as Alex Rodriguez and Gio Gonzalez were treated by or associated with him.
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As we noted in the piece, we went to great lengths to verify the records from Biogenesis. We also sent detailed questions to Rodriguez, Gonzalez, Odesnik and all the other athletes named in the piece before publication; all failed to comment at that time.
Update 2: The University of Miami has suspended Goins pending an investigation into his ties to Biogenesis, the Miami Herald reports on Thursday. Sources tell the paper the investigation is likely to be internal and won't include the NCAA.
Reached by El Nuevo Heraldboxer Yuriorkis Gamboa's attorney declined to comment onNew Times report. Another unnamed source did confirm to the paper that Gamboa had gone to Biogenesis, but said it was simply for weight loss purposes and denied that the boxer ever took any performance enhancing drugs. Gamboa's attorney says the boxer will release a statement this weekend.
Finally, the Washington Post posted a link to an Instagram photo of pitcher Gio Gonzalezwith UM strength and conditioning coach Jimmy Goins, both of whom are named in New Times report. The photo reportedly shows Goins with his arm around Gonzalez and the caption: "My offseason training coach Jimmy Goins." 

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