Scandalous book deals, lawsuits and claims against a famous talk show host have this holiday week ending on a strange note.
Omarosa Manigault may be out of a job, but that doesn’t mean she’s strapped for cash. After her interview with Good Morning America where she alluded to “uncomfortable” things she saw in the White House, the former Communications Director is allegedly being offered a $10 million book deal. The catch: She’d have to expose issues within President Donald Trump’s marriage to Melania. [Life & Style]
Three years after Keyshia Cole allegedly assaulted a woman at Birdman’s Los Angeles home, the singer is being ordered to pay up. A California judge finalized the lawsuit this week at $100,635 —down from $4 million initially asked by the victim— after Cole failed to appear in court. The incident reportedly happened while Cole was briefly dating the rapper and found another woman in his home. [BET]
The Dr. Phil Show is under question after former guest, Todd Herzog spoke to The Boston Globe about his experience on the talk show. Herzog —who was suffering from addiction issues— claims that he was given vodka and Xanax before going on stage, where he appeared drunk and struggling to walk. Dr. Phil’s team has denied the claims as “unequivocally untrue.” [NY Daily News]
It’s been a rough year for the NFL, and now, they’ve just announced that the final Sunday Night Football Game of the season is cancelled. Viewership has fallen 9 percent from the previous year and the decision appears to have been made because of predicted low ratings on New Year’s Eve. [CNN]
On Thursday a massive fire broke out in the Bronx, killing 12 people. Authorities say the building, with 26 apartments, had at least six open building code violations. NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio also noted that the cause may have been a child playing with a stove. [Reuters]
Lauryn Hill is being sued. A former trombone player for the singer claims that he was hired to tour with her and record music, but was fired and never compensated. In addition to billed time, he’s seeking an additional $4,000. [NY Daily News]