Erin Andrews at the premiere of Disney's Cinderella in L.A. last March
A jury awarded former ESPN host Erin Andrews $55 million yesterday in her lawsuit against two companies that run the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee and the man, Michael David Barret, who secretly recorded her naked through a peephole in the door. The video ended up on the internet, and yada yada yada, Erin won Powerball. From Yahoo! Sports
The jury found Barrett 51-percent responsible and the hotel to be 49-percent responsible, meaning Barrett is on the hook for approximately $28 million in damages while the hotel is ordered to pay $26 million.
It's likely Erin sees very little of the $55 million as "Michael David Barret" isn't Bill Gates' nom de plume, and the hotel partners could easily file for bankruptcy or have the amount reduced on appeal. But still, this is gonna destroy their TripAdvisor rating. Suckers!
According to an ABC News reporter, jurors, which deliberated for approximately seven hours Monday, gave Andrews hugs and asked for autographs after the verdict.
I'd like "Things Not to Do After a Trial if You're a Member of the Jury" for $200, Alex.
"I feel really guilty he didn't know me before this happened and to try to explain to someone who has questions about why I have trust issues, why I'm insecure, why I'm embarrassed; he doesn't understand," [Erin] said on the stand last week.Spooky
-- Kim Kardashian said the same exact thing after her sex tape was leaked to the internet in 2007. I'm totally kidding. She threw a party. A really awesome party.
*15 Erin Andrews pictures total in the gallery:
Erin Andrews arriving at LAX Airport
Erin Andrews replacing
the supremely-awesome Brooke Burke as co-host of Dancing with the Stars
is going about as well as you'd expect. Set insiders tell Life & Style
that Erin has basically turned into the white J.Lo. Oh no she di'nt, puta:
"She's arrogant, obnoxious and difficult to deal with," an insider explains to Life & Style. "She was always complaining about her costumes, bossing people around, late for rehearsals, late for makeup. Everything."
"So far, Erin hasn't made any friends," another DWTS insider reveals to the mag of their new co-host, who replaced longtime co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet. "The cast and crew can't wait for her to leave after each show."
Yeah, I'm not the slightest bit surprised with Erin's shitty behavior. She's the "big" name on Dancing With D-Listers
, so a certain amount of leeway should be afforded to her. Plus she's hot -- although technically not pretty enough to treat people like garbage (that honor goes to Kate Beckinsale and my mommy), but dat rack
puts her over the top so she can be as big a twat as her cleavage allows. Sorry, Brooke Burke -- maybe you'd still have a job if you were just a bit less nice and a lot more cunty.
*11 Erin Andrews pictures total in the gallery:
Brooke Burke leaving a gym in Malibu last year
If you're anything like me, you wake up every morning and immediately fire up Google to search for even the tiniest scrap of Dancing with the Stars
news. And there was some big news over the weekend when producers shitcanned Brooke Burke and replaced her with Erin Andrews. C'mon, Brook, you're not just gonna take that, are you? . . . KISS FIGHT! A source told Us Weekly
"The paperwork is being finalized but it is happening."
[Andrews] competed on season 10 of the show with dance pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
These producers are fucking geniuses. I can't believe they were able to pry one of the hottest television personalities of 2008 away from Fox -- what a coup. And she turns 36 in May, so you know more guys are gonna tune in as she gets even older. I wouldn't be surprised if this move gained them literally tens
*30 Brooke Burke pictures total in the gallery:
The 2011 Academy Awards: Just the Attractive People
By any reasonable standard, the Academy Awards blew donkey cock last night (at one point James Franco walked out a dress which wouldn't have been funny even if I was high as a motherfucker). The telecast peaked when Anne Hathaway said "Welcome to..." and it was all downhill from there. But at least some fairly attractive women showed up. Like Penelope Cruz ... *makes motorboat sound with my lips*
Gallery features 138 pictures so click around:
Paparazzi photos from Thursday, June 17
at the "Gillette Fusion ProGlide Ultimate Summer Job" contest winner announcement at the Hudson Hotel in New York (pics start here
leaving her apartment in New York (pics start here
) arriving to Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Studio in L.A. (pics here
at Activision's "E3 2010 Preview Event" held at the Staples Center in L.A. (pics start here
arriving to LAX airport (pics start here
on the set of Burning Man
in Sydney, Australia (pics start here
heading to a gym in Santa Monica (pics start here
out and about in New York (pics start here
arriving to the Staples Center in L.A. (pics start here
launching her "Got Milk?" campaign in L.A. (pics start here
) arriving to Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Studio (pics start here
at Samsung's "9th Annual Four Seasons of Hope Gala" at Cipriani Wall Street in New York (pics start here
*103 pics total in the gallery:
Erin Andrews nude video sets internets on fire
Late last week, a video allegedly featuring a very nude Erin Andrews of ESPN fame made it's way 'round the internets. The video was shot through a peephole in her hotel room. Obviously the video wasn't actually Erin, but a woman who sorta looked like her -- wait, what's that Erin Andrews' attorney, Marshall B. Grossman, it actually was her? Oh shit.
"While alone in the privacy of her hotel room, Erin Andrews was surreptitiously videotaped without her knowledge or consent. She was the victim of a crime and is taking action to protect herself and help ensure that others are not similarly violated in the future. Although the perpetrator or perpetrators of this criminal act have not yet been identified, when they are identified she intends to bring both civil and criminal charges against them and against anyone who has published the material. We request respect of Erin's privacy at this time, while she and her representatives are working with the authorities."
Anyone else a little freaked out that, with the right camera, you can actually see through a peep hole? I can't tell you how many times in a hotel room I've stripped down to my underwear and reenacted that scene from Risky Business
. I might honestly kill myself if video of that hit YouTube.