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Mafia killers made me confess to stealing Pamela Anderson sex tape, reveals handyman

HE is the handyman who is seen callously stealing Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee’s sensational sex tape in a new TV adaptation of the saga.

In Disney+ series Pam & Tommy, electrician Rand Gauthier breaks into the couple’s Malibu house in the dead of night and makes off with a safe containing the X-rated home movie.

But in an exclusive interview with The Sun on Sunday, Rand insists he had nothing to do with the 1995 theft and claims he was forced to take the fall for it by a ruthless Mafia family.

He says the feared criminal Gambino clan were the real force behind the footage going viral after they made him an offer he “could not refuse”.

Rand, 63, said: “After the sex tape was stolen, I told a capo (boss) with the Gambino crime family, ‘Everyone thinks this is me, I don’t want it on my shoulders’.

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Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik Had a ‘Very Destructive Relationship’ Prior to His Alleged Altercation With Yolanda Hadid

After Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik decided to go their separate ways again, a source exclusively tells Us Weekly that “it’s much better that they have separated.”

Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik: A Timeline of Their Relationship

According to the insider, “Gigi and Zayn had a very destructive relationship when they were together romantically.” Hadid, 26, and Malik, 28, who originally started dating in November 2015, called it quits more than one year since welcoming their 13-month-old daughter, Khai.

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5 ways celebrities in the Pandora Papers use the offshore system

Alongside politicians and billionaires, the Pandora Papers reveals how the rich and famous also make use of offshore havens, from Jackie Shroff to Shakira, Ringo Starr to Sachin Tendulkar.

Shakira did it. So did Ringo Starr, Claudia Schiffer, Julio Iglesias and cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar.

They have all set up companies “offshore,” in places like the British Virgin Islands (BVI), where tax rates are low or zero and where their businesses — and their identities — are hidden from the public.

And they’re among the celebrities, politicians and billionaires named in a trove of leaked files obtained by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. Those records are part of the Pandora Papers, an investigation of the offshore financial system that the rich and famous use to buy yachts and private jets, invest in real estate and protect their families’ wealth while avoiding scrutiny.

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RIP: The Uncanny Business of Dead Celebrity Endorsements on Social Media

The dead are more alive than ever. Thanks to social media and inherited ‘intellectual property rights,’ stars of the past enjoy digital immortality. Icons including Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, and John Lennon remain active on blue-checkmarked social media accounts that are often controlled by for-profit corporations, which don’t require a family tie to the deceased.

Marilyn Monroe passed away more than 60 years ago but, with more than 1.7 million followers on Instagram, she’s also one of the top social media influencers today.

This is strange but dead celebrity influencers are not uncommon. They are prominently visible on social media, sporting blue checkmarks as if they never passed away.

In some cases, these accounts are controlled by direct family members who work hard to keep the spirit of their loved ones alive. However, others are controlled by corporations that have nothing to do with the person they represent.

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Marlon Wayans’ Free Speech Victory Stands, Appeals Court Rules

Most people don’t get a chance to taste the victory of an important free speech ruling. On Friday, actor Marlon Wayans experienced success for the second time at California’s Second Appellate District.

For several years now, Wayans has been defending his on- and off-set behavior during the making of A Haunted House 2. He’s been in court with Pierre Daniel, who alleges that Wayans subjected him to repeated offensive language about his African American race and tweeted his picture alongside Family Guy character Cleveland Brown with the comment, “Tell me this nigga doesn’t look like…THIS NIGGA!!!”

Two years ago, a panel of judges at the Second Appellate Division affirmed a lower court’s dismissal of the case. Wayans was able to use California’s SLAPP statute, which is meant to deter frivolous lawsuits chilling First Amendment activity. Under the SLAPP law, judges first analyze whether a lawsuit arises from protected activity on a matter of public concern. If so, the suit is then screened for minimal merit before the legal action moves any further. The case generated a lengthy discussion of race and creativity, and Wayans came out ahead.

But then something quite unexpected happened.

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