Elmo puppeteer KEVIN CLASH resigned yesterday, after a SECOND man accused him of having a sexual relationship with him when he was underage. The new accuser is suing Clash for $5 million.
Both KEVIN CLASH and his former employer, Sesame Workshop, issued statements regarding his resignation. Clash said, quote, "I am deeply sorry to be leaving and am looking forward to resolving these personal matters privately." And Sesame Workshop said, quote, "This is a sad day for 'Sesame Street'."
NASCAR star DANICA PATRICK is single. In a Facebook post, she announced she's divorcing her husband Paul Hospenthal. She said, quote, "I am sad to inform my fans that after 7 years, Paul and I have decided to amicably end our marriage. "This isn't easy for either of us, but mutually it has come to this. He has been an important person and friend in my life and that's how we will remain moving forward." Hospenthal is a physical therapist, and they met when he was helping her rehab a hip injury. He's 47 . . . Danica is 30.
JUSTIN BIEBER was being chased in his Ferrari by a paparazzi scumbag. So he STOPPED DEAD IN TRAFFIC. That didn't get the guy to leave him alone. He just sat there in the lane next to Justin, filming him. And the guy on the other side of Justin stopped too, to record the scene with his phone. With all the cars behind them beeping away, Justin finally sped off after some dude with a mullet came up and started complaining.
Here are a few random facts about Thanksgiving. The first Thanksgiving featured shrimp and deer, but no turkey . . . it was prepared for 140 people by just four women . . . Thanksgiving wasn't a public holiday until 1863 . . . green bean casserole didn't exist until 1955 . . . and tonight is the biggest sales night of the year for bars.
According to a new survey, women are TWICE as likely to dump someone for not liking their pet. 12% of men . . . one in eight . . . said that if a woman didn't like their pet, they'd have to break up with her. But 25% of women . . . one in FOUR . . . said that if a guy didn't get along with her pet, she'd have to dump him.
The Oxford Dictionary Online adds new words every three months . . . and they just announced the batch going in for the last quarter of the year. The list is heavy on slang terms and technical jargon. 4G and LTE have been added . . . they're both standards for cell phones. And so has "deets" . . . which is the annoying abbreviation for "details."