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Ari Fleischer, former Bush spokesman, joins CNN

Ari Fleischer, former press secretary for George W. Bush, has joined CNN as a political contributor. “Having worked on a successful presidential campaign and having spent 21 years in Washington, I’m looking forward to joining CNN as a regular contributor,” said Fleischer, in a statement. “It’s shaping up as a red hot political year and I’m eager to lend my perspective to it.”

Fleischer was Bush’s press secretary during and after the 9/11 attacks. He wrote a best-selling memoir in 2005 titled, Taking Heat.

Taylor Armstrong says late husband was abusive

Taylor Armstrong says in a TV interview that her late husband roughed her up and threatened to kill her. Taylor, part of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, spoke to Entertainment Tonight for a segment airing Tuesday. Her estranged husband, Russell Armstrong, committed suicide last month.

According to an ET transcript, Armstrong says her husband once grabbed her by the neck, shoved her against a wall and said he’d kill her if she ever again made pizza without vegetables for the family.

In an interview with People in July, Russell Armstrong said: “Did I push her? Yes, maybe things happened in the heat of the moment, but it was during a time in our lives that was not characteristic of who we were.”

He said the reality show had “literally pushed us to the limit.”

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Bob Hope's widow, Dolores Hope, dies at 102

Dolores Hope, widow of the iconic comedian Bob Hope, died Monday morning at her home in Toluca Lake, Calif., reports People. Hope (who was born Dolores DeFina) was 102, and was married to Bob from 1934 until his death in 2003. The couple had four children, and Dolores gave up her singing career to stay home and raise them. She will be buried beside her husband in the San Fernando Mission Cemetery on Friday, in a private service.

Ron Artest changes name to Metta World Peace

Eccentric L.A. Lakers basketball star Ron Artest has officially changed his legal name to Metta World Peace, EW has confirmed. The name change comes just in time for World Peace’s stint on the new season of Dancing With The Stars, which premieres on Monday, Sept. 19.

Former 'So You Think You Can Dance' choreographer Alex Da Silva guilty of rape

Alex Da Silva, a former choreographer on Fox’s hit show So You Think You Can Dance, was found guilty of raping one woman and assaulting another on Friday, reports the Los Angeles Times. An L.A. county jury found Da Silva guilty of raping a 22-year-old woman in August of 2002. He was also guilty of assaulting a second woman in 2009 with attempt to rape, but the jury was deadlocked on four additional charges of sexual penetration by a foreign object and forcible rape.

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Kathleen Kennedy has declared a mistrial on the latter charges, which involved two women. Prosecutors are still deciding whether to seek to retry Da Silva on the additional four counts. All four victims were dancers who met Da Silva, a salsa instructor, through his dance class.

He will appear in court again on Nov. 8 for possible sentencing, and faces up to 14 years in prison.

Michaele Salahi's husband files for divorce, citing relationship with Journey guitarist Neal Schon

Tareq Salahi, husband of former The Real Housewives of D.C. star Michaele Salahi, filed for divorce Friday on the grounds of adultery. The Salahis, who were previously known for attending a White House state dinner without an invitation, made headlines earlier this week when Tareq reported his wife missing Tuesday night. The Warren County , Va. Sheriff’s department confirmed that Michaele was fine, staying “with a good friend,” and didn’t want to return home. It was later confirmed that the friend was Journey guitarist Neal Schon.

Schon is mentioned by name in the papers, and Tareq stresses the humiliation caused by the public’s knowledge of his wife’s affair. “Over the objections of me, she continually exposes our friends and acquaintances to her adulterous relationship and has flaunted the same throughout the community, the nation and indeed the world, and thus caused me to suffer great harm, humiliation, and embarrassment,” says the complaint.

He also claims that Schon sent an “email with an attachment of a penis” to his own account, and that Journey paid for Michaele’s “travel, accommodations, and other expenses.” Tareq says that there is no hope for reconciliation, and mentions that the couple has a prenuptial agreement.

White House crasher husband 'devastated' wife left

FRONT ROYAL, Va. – Celebrity White House gate crasher husband Tareq Salahi is glad his wife, Michaele, is OK but heartbroken that she’s left home to be with another man, reported to be lead guitarist for the rock band Journey, the couple’s attorney said Thursday.

Tareq Salahi had reported his wife missing Tuesday night, telling authorities in Virginia he feared she had been kidnapped. Authorities, however, said ex-reality TV personality Michaele Salahi told them she was fine and didn’t want to return home. Then celebrity website TMZ reported that a representative for Journey said she was safe and with guitarist Neal Schon.

“Tareq is devastated but he is relieved to know that Michaele is safe,” Salahi attorney David Silek told ABC’s Good Morning America. “That was his first concern.” READ FULL STORY

January Jones gives birth to son

Mad Men star January Jones gave birth to a baby boy on Tuesday, reports People. Xander Dane Jones and his mother are “doing great,” according to a rep. It is the 33-year-old Jones’ first child.

Michaele Salahi not kidnapped, willingly by the side of Journey guitarist Neal Schon

Don’t stop believin’ this story. After White House party crasher Tareq Salahi called the authorities Tuesday to inform them that his wife, The Real Housewives of D.C. star Michaele Salahi, had gone missing, authorities revealed that she is okay, “with a good friend” and simply did not want her husband to know where she was. As it turns out, that “good friend” seems to be Journey guitarist Neal Schon. TMZ reports that the band’s rep confirmed that Salahi is with Schon in Memphis, where Journey is scheduled to play a show with Foreigner. “Nobody kidnapped her,” the rep is quoted as saying. TMZ also reports Salahi previously dated Schon, a relationship she called “intimate and passionate.”

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Police: Michaele Salahi is fine, ‘does not want to be home right now’

Police: Michaele Salahi is fine, 'does not want to be home right now'

Tareq Salahi, husband of former The Real Housewives of D.C. star Michaele Salahi, called the Warren County, Va. Sheriff’s Office Tuesday night to report that his wife was missing. He had spoken to her six hours prior, but she called from an Oregon area code when she was supposed to be home in Virginia. Sheriff Daniel T. McEathron confirmed via release that Deputy Mike Glavis later spoke with Mrs. Salahi, who “seemed calm, was engaged in conversation, and assured the deputy that she had left the residence with a good friend and was where she wanted to be.” Mrs. Salahi also made it clear that she did not want her husband to know where she was, and she did not want to come home.

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office and FBI are working together to make further contact with Mrs. Salahi, and confirm her well being.

Before her reality TV stint, the Salahi’s were best known for attending a White House state dinner without an invitation.

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