DespiteÂ rumbles of rumors to the contrary, Erin Andrews denies she is dating Dancing with the Stars partner Maksim Chermerkovskiy, but apparently rival contestant Nicole Scherzinger isn’t buying it.
“Was that kiss for real, and if so did you and Maks kiss every time you rehearsed,” Scherzinger asked Andrews following the dance duo’s apparent lip-smacker at the end of their week two dance. Erin Andrews claims there was no kissing contact with Maksim Chermerkovskiy, but Scherzinger expressed disbelief. “Not only did it look real, it looked slow and really scrum-diddly-umptious,” she said.
“There was no kissing, there was no kissing whatsoever,” Andrews heatedly shot back.
Erin Andrews has admitted she had a ‘physical reaction’ the first time she met Maksim Chermerkovskiy. According to Andrews, she broke out in a rash on her chest when he entered the room. “It was like for an hour and we had to stop taping,” she said.
Chermerkovskiy has also accompanied Andrews along on a few sports reporting assignments, but denies any kind of romantic relationship between them.
Sadly, it was not former Jon & Kate Plus 8 star Kate Gosselin who got the boot this week on Dancing With the Stars. Instead, it was astronaut Buzz Aldrin who was eliminated in week 3 of the competition. While Aldrin wasn’t much of a dancer, we’ll still miss the witty old guy and his adorable partner Ashly Costa.
Unfortunately, we’re not surprised Kate Gosselin stuck around another week even though we think she is by far the worst dancer on the show. Yes, even worse than Buzz Aldrin. At least Aldrin had class. This week Kate Gosselin looked like some kind of Marilyn Manson street-walker and danced walked around the stage like a drugged out wax figure. (We’re still dying over the “super bitch from hell” comment from Bruno Tonioli.) Still, the people love drama and Gosselin is full of it, so we’ll be forced to endure her yet again next week.
The Bachelor star Jake Pavelka joined Buzz Aldrin and Kate Gosselin in the bottom three this week on DWTS. We aren’t quite sure he deserved to be placed so lowly. Pavelka isn’t the next Baryshnikov, but we don’t think he was really all that bad. We are a bit bummed about Buzz leaving, but we think he was pretty aware he wouldn’t last very long in the competition.
We’re still rooting for Evan Lysacek to pull off the win this season, but the competition is getting rather heated for the Olympic gold medalist. Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger is tearing it up and ESPN analyst Erin Andrews isn’t half bad herself.
Now, let’s just work on getting Kate Gosselin off the show next week and back to taking care of her kids where she belongs. Then we can finally watch the show without cringing every time her face comes on screen.
The Erin Andrews peephole video stalker has finally been apprehended! Michael David Barrett, 48, was arrested Friday night at the Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Barrett faces charges of interstate stalking for videotaping ESPN reporter Erin Andrews in the nude through a peepholes in several hotel rooms.
The alleged stalker, who also goes by the name Mark Ben nett, reportedly attempted to sell the nude peephole videos to celebrity tabloid website TMZ.com. The FBI said in a press statement Barrett was tracked down through an email he sent to TMZ.com offering the videos for sale. TMZ.com did not purchase the videos. The videos were eventually leaked to the Net and still photos from the videos were printed by the New York Post and other publications.
The nude videos were allegedly taped with a cell phone camera through the door peepholes at two separate hotel rooms where Erin Andrews stayed. The door peepholes at both hotels had reportedly been modified by Barrett so he could film through them.
Erin Andrews reportedly suffered from extreme anxiety after the nude peephole videos were leaked onto the Internet. “As a result of the incident, [Andrews] did not sleep well and had constant anxiety,” she stated in the criminal complaint against Barrett. “In addition, [Andrews] was having trouble breathing and felt sick all of the time. She was concerned there might be more video and wanted to vomit just thinking about it.”
The now infamous Erin Andrews peephole video incident has left the ESPN reporter traumatized and paranoid about invasions to her privacy. A recent Erin Andrews 911 call shows the star reporter is still reeling from the media frenzy over the nude video.
ESPN reporter Erin Andrews was devastated after a peephole video showing her naked in a hotel room was released on the Internet. Still photos from the video, taped by a still unidentified voyeur, have since appeared in the New York Postand other media outlets. Andrews is reportedly still extremely distraught over the whole affair. So much so that she frantically called 911 when a group of paparazzi gathered recently outside her home in Atlanta.
In the call to Dekalb County 911, Erin Andrews tells the operator that she has â€œbeen in the news recently about being in a hotel nakedâ€ and complains about â€œpaparazzi outside my window.â€ Andrews states that police told her to call 911 if paparazzi show up at her house. When the operator seems confused about who Andrews is, the ESPN reporter responds, â€œIâ€™m all over the news right nowâ€¦ Iâ€™m the girl that was videotaped without her knowing, without her clothes on in the hotel.” With a mixture of what sounds like anger and panic, Andrews tells the operator, “Iâ€™ve got two assholes sitting outside my houseâ€ and she wants them removed by police immediately.
ESPN has banned reporters from the New York Post from appearing on any of their programming after the Post published still pictures from the now infamous Erin Andrews peephole video. The video, shot by a still unidentified voyeur, shows ESPN reporter Erin Andrews strolling naked around a hotel room. The New York Post published several photo screenshots from the video tape on Tuesday.
Most copies of the peephole video have now been removed from the web. Some sites still claiming to host the video are instead infecting eager downloaders with malicious viruses. However, still pictures from the Erin Andrews video haveÂ printed by several media outlets over the past few days, including the New York Post – the first majorÂ publication toÂ release the photos.
On Wednesday, ESPN announced that all New York Post staffers would be blacklisted from appearing on the network, according to DeadSpin.com. Reporters from the Post have frequently guested on ESPN shows in the past. “While we understand the Post’s decision to cover this as a news story, their running photos obtained in such a fashion went well beyond the boundaries of common decency in the interest of sensationalism,” ESPN Senior Vice President of Communications Chris LaPlaca said in a statement to the press.
In response, the New York Post claims that it is all ESPNâ€™s fault that the Erin Andrews peephole video became an Internet sensation in the first place. According to the Post, when ESPNâ€™s lawyers sent a message to a web site hosting the video download, they confirmed that the video was indeed of Andrews â€“ causing the peephole video to become an almost overnight Internet sensation.
Meanwhile, conservative talk show host Bill Oâ€™Reilly is being accused of stepping over the line as well by airing a portion of the Erin Andrews peephole video on his show on the Fox News Network.
Andrews released a statement via her attorney on July 17thÂ verifying that the peephole video footage was indeed of her and was made without her â€œknowledge or consent.â€ According to her attorney, Marshall B. Grossman, Andrews intends to file both criminal and civil charges against the creator of the video as soon as they have been positively identified.
Erin Andrews is currently on leave and scheduled to resume her broadcasting duties on ESPN in September.
The New York Post is once again courting controversy by being the first to post screenshots from the infamous Erin Andrews peephole video on Tuesday. The video shows star ESPN reporter Erin Andrews strolling nakedÂ around a hotel room. Andrews’ lawyer, Marshall B. Grossman, said in a statement to the press that the video was illegally obtained through a peephole byÂ a so farÂ unidentified voyeur.
Andrews’ reps say she is shocked by the invasion of her privacy and intends to bring criminal and civil charges against the perpetrator.Â Andrews has not yet spokenÂ directly to the pressÂ regarding the incident.
ESPN stated that Erin Andrews, who was voted “America’s Sexiest Sportscaster” by Playboy, has “been grievously wronged” by the release of the nude video on the Internet and subsequent publishing of screenshots by the New York Post. ESPN has vowed to help with the investigation into the origin of the video. “Our people and resources are in full support of her as she deals with this abhorrent act,” a representative for ESPN said on Monday.
The original Erin Andrews peephole video link was posted at NSFWPOA.com, according to a report by Deadspin.com. After ESPN lawyers went after the site, the video was removed, as was a copy posted to YouTube.com. NSFWPOA.com’s Doug Sheckler has refused to reveal the source for the video at this time. Numerous fakes have been posted online, only to leave downloaders infected with malicious virus software.
On Tuesday, the New York Post published screenshots they claim were taken from the nude video of Erin Andrews. According to Newsday.com‘s Watchdog Blog, Sports Illustrated‘s Jon Heyman immediately announced that he would be cancelling his subscription to the Post, as did SportsNet New York’s Chris Carlin.
This is hardly the first time this year the New York Post has published an item designed to instigate controversy. A cartoon published by the Post in February implying a comparison between President Barack Obama and a murdered chimpanzee also stirred up widespread outrage.