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December 11, 2012 | By Howard Gensler
THE MAN WHO once was Elmo is again seeing red. A fourth man came forward Monday and sued Kevin Clash - the former Elmo puppeteer who resigned from "Sesame Street" last month after 27 years, amid sex-abuse allegations - claiming Clash befriended him in Miami years ago and promised to be a father figure before flying the then-teen to New York to have sex with him. The three legal actions filed so far have been civil cases seeking financial compensation....
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November 21, 2012
KEVIN CLASH , the man behind Elmo , is resigning from "Sesame Street" after a second man alleged that the puppeteer began an inappropriate relationship with him when he was underage. Cecil Singleton , 24, claimed that he was 15 when their relationship started. He says he and Clash did not have sex back then but engaged in some, well, let's call it heavy petting. He said that he and Clash did not engage in the Clintonian definition of sexual intercourse until Singleton reached 18. Singleton is seeking $5 million in damages from Clash.
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May 2, 2013 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
NEW YORK - The CBS soap "The Young and the Restless" earned a leading 23 Daytime Emmy nominations yesterday, including three of the four competitors for best actor, while ABC rival "General Hospital" had 19 nominations. The 40th annual Daytime Emmy awards will be held June 16. PBS' venerable children's show "Sesame Street" earned 17 nominations, including one for Kevin Clash, who played the Elmo character and resigned last November amid allegations that he sexually abused underage boys.
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June 22, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Tracy Morgan to rehab 30 Rock funnyman Tracy Morgan is recovering nicely from last Saturday's car crash that killed his friend and fellow comic James "Jimmy Mack" McNair . Morgan, who suffered broken legs, nose, and ribs, has been transferred from his hospital to a rehabilitation center to get his mobility back. "While he is continuing to show signs of improvement, he still has a long way to go," his rep Lewis Kay said on Friday. 'Elmo' suit is out The last of five sex-abuse lawsuits filed against Elmo voice actor Kevin Clash has been dismissed.
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March 20, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sheldon Stephens , the first of four men who accused former Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash of molesting him when he was underage, alleges in a new lawsuit that Clash, 52, indulged in an orgiastic intake of crystal meth and "poppers" before having sex with Stephens, then 16. The suit, filed by the Harrisburg resident in U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania, says Clash promised the young would-be actor he'd help advance his career. Clash lawyer Michael Berger calls the suit meritless.
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November 14, 2012 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Here's yet another incentive not to get drunk near a Vegas wedding chapel: Janeane Garofalo says she recently discovered she's been married for 20 years . Seems she and Big Bang Theory producer Rob Cohen got drunk one night and got married as a lark. They thought that since they were kidding around, it wouldn't be legal. Doh! Cohen's lawyer found out the truth after Cohen got engaged to fellow TV producer Jill Leiderman . Needless to say, Garofalo and Cohen got a quickie divorce.
NEWS
December 8, 2010 | By Alfred Lubrano, Inquirer Staff Writer
WASHINGTON - Tianna Gaines-Turner came face to face Tuesday with Elmo, her Sesame Street hero and fellow hunger fighter. She may never be the same. Gaines-Turner, 31, of Frankford, is one of the Witnesses to Hunger, part of an advocacy program of women in poverty started at the Drexel University School of Public Health. On Tuesday, she traveled to the Capital Area Food Bank to be part of the start of a national healthy-foods and antihunger campaign begun by Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit that produces Sesame Street.
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March 21, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
IT'S MARCH MADNESS, Tattle readers, and what could be madder than an attractive blonde dating Tiger Woods ? Lindsey Vonn , the alpine ski racer who could pass for ex-wife Elin Nordegren 's more athletic sister, has made it official that her friendship with Tiger has blossomed into "dating," and that's brought out the comedians, the paparazzi and the oddsmakers. "The frenzy surrounding the terrible situation between Tiger and Elin Nordegren lasted for a long time," stated MyTop Sportsbooks.com spokesman Geoff Johnson . "And while it seems he has put his past behind him and gotten his game back on track, the public seems to remain skeptical.
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October 1, 1999 | By Steven Rea, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Who would've thought that, like the rabbit hole that takes Alice on her trippy sojourn through Wonderland, Oscar the Grouch's trash can was a portal into a swirling vortex leading to the Land of a Thousand Stenches? Well, it is, and in The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland, young Elmo - Sesame Street's squeaky-voiced, fire engine-red furball - meets up with talking caterpillars, a quirky queen (Vanessa Williams), and a Mad Hatter-ish villain (Mandy Patinkin) with eyebrows that could cover an entire planet.
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July 3, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
A New York judge Monday threw out three sexual-abuse lawsuits against former Sesame Street puppeteer Kevin Clash , whose characters included Elmo and Clifford . Three men had alleged that Clash, 52, "induced them to engage in sexual activity" when they were minors. But federal judge John Koeltl said the plaintiffs missed the time limits on such charges: six years after the cause of action, or three years after the claimant turns 21. Clash, whose work earned three daytime Emmys just last month, giving him a career total of 27 Emmys, left Sesame Street in November after 25 years to deal with the lawsuits.
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June 22, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Tracy Morgan to rehab 30 Rock funnyman Tracy Morgan is recovering nicely from last Saturday's car crash that killed his friend and fellow comic James "Jimmy Mack" McNair . Morgan, who suffered broken legs, nose, and ribs, has been transferred from his hospital to a rehabilitation center to get his mobility back. "While he is continuing to show signs of improvement, he still has a long way to go," his rep Lewis Kay said on Friday. 'Elmo' suit is out The last of five sex-abuse lawsuits filed against Elmo voice actor Kevin Clash has been dismissed.
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July 3, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
A New York judge Monday threw out three sexual-abuse lawsuits against former Sesame Street puppeteer Kevin Clash , whose characters included Elmo and Clifford . Three men had alleged that Clash, 52, "induced them to engage in sexual activity" when they were minors. But federal judge John Koeltl said the plaintiffs missed the time limits on such charges: six years after the cause of action, or three years after the claimant turns 21. Clash, whose work earned three daytime Emmys just last month, giving him a career total of 27 Emmys, left Sesame Street in November after 25 years to deal with the lawsuits.
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July 3, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
AN "AMERICAN IDOL" star is going to try to go from winner to "Loser. " Ruben Studdard , the "AI" contestant who beat Clay Aiken , will try to croon away the calories this fall as a contestant on "The Biggest Loser. " Who's going to kick off the "Velvet Teddy Bear"?   Elmo off the hook Three lawsuits brought by men who said longtime former Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash sexually abused them when they were underage were tossed out by a judge who said in a decision published yesterday that the men waited too long to sue. U.S. District Judge John G. Koeltl said the claims must be barred because they came more than six years after the men reasonably should have realized that the physical and emotional injuries they're suing over were caused by the alleged encounters.
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June 18, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
IN CASE YOU were living under a rock this past weekend, the biggest news in the world was not that the most moderate candidate, reformist Hasan Rowhani , won a landslide victory in the Iranian presidential election, but that Kim Kardashian reportedly gave birth a month early to a baby girl and that babydaddy Kanye West was actually there to witness it. Given Kanye's high opinion of himself, espoused most recently in yesterday's endless...
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May 2, 2013 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
NEW YORK - The CBS soap "The Young and the Restless" earned a leading 23 Daytime Emmy nominations yesterday, including three of the four competitors for best actor, while ABC rival "General Hospital" had 19 nominations. The 40th annual Daytime Emmy awards will be held June 16. PBS' venerable children's show "Sesame Street" earned 17 nominations, including one for Kevin Clash, who played the Elmo character and resigned last November amid allegations that he sexually abused underage boys.
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April 4, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
    Angelina Jolie is bringing grrrl power to Afghanistan. Brad Pitt 's partner has opened an all-girls elementary school in a village outside Kabul. She tells E! News she picked the area because of its population of refugees, people often deprived of social services. She says more than 200 girls have enrolled. Jolie will fund the school through sales of her Style of Jolie jewelry line. "Beyond enjoying the artistic satisfaction of designing these jewels, we are inspired by knowing our work is also serving the mutual goal of providing for children in need," Jolie tells E!
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March 21, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
IT'S MARCH MADNESS, Tattle readers, and what could be madder than an attractive blonde dating Tiger Woods ? Lindsey Vonn , the alpine ski racer who could pass for ex-wife Elin Nordegren 's more athletic sister, has made it official that her friendship with Tiger has blossomed into "dating," and that's brought out the comedians, the paparazzi and the oddsmakers. "The frenzy surrounding the terrible situation between Tiger and Elin Nordegren lasted for a long time," stated MyTop Sportsbooks.com spokesman Geoff Johnson . "And while it seems he has put his past behind him and gotten his game back on track, the public seems to remain skeptical.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 20, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sheldon Stephens , the first of four men who accused former Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash of molesting him when he was underage, alleges in a new lawsuit that Clash, 52, indulged in an orgiastic intake of crystal meth and "poppers" before having sex with Stephens, then 16. The suit, filed by the Harrisburg resident in U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania, says Clash promised the young would-be actor he'd help advance his career. Clash lawyer Michael Berger calls the suit meritless.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 11, 2012 | By Howard Gensler
THE MAN WHO once was Elmo is again seeing red. A fourth man came forward Monday and sued Kevin Clash - the former Elmo puppeteer who resigned from "Sesame Street" last month after 27 years, amid sex-abuse allegations - claiming Clash befriended him in Miami years ago and promised to be a father figure before flying the then-teen to New York to have sex with him. The three legal actions filed so far have been civil cases seeking financial compensation....
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November 28, 2012 | By Howard Gensler
THE ODDBALL romances "Moonrise Kingdom" and the Philadelphia-shot "Silver Linings Playbook" picked up five nominations each Tuesday to lead the Spirit Awards, which honors independent film. Both films are competing for the best-picture prize against the father-daughter tale "Beasts of the Southern Wild," the black comedy "Bernie" and the gay drama "Keep the Lights On. " "Silver Linings Playbook," a comic drama centered on a troubled young widow and a man just released from a mental hospital, earned lead-acting nominations for local hero Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence . The Spirit Awards will be handed out at an afternoon ceremony along the beach in Santa Monica, Calif., on Feb. 23, the day before the Oscars.
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