John Ludwick, a former friend of Joran van der Sloot’s, claimed that van der Sloot admitted to killing Natalee Holloway and asked him to burn her remains, according to the woman who killed Ludwick in self-defense. The 32-year-old Ludwick was fatally stabbed last month trying to kidnap his ex-girlfriend, who said he spilled the beans on van der Sloot’s admission. “He told me that Joran did do it and hid the body,” former gal pal Emily Heistand, 23, said in a “Dr. Phil” interview that aired Monday. Van der Sloot told Ludwick he met Holloway at an Aruba bar in 2005 and spiked her drink, Heinstand recalled being told. Man who said he burned Natalee Holloway’s remains killed in Fla. They wandered off to a beach where Holloway had a bad reaction to the drugs van der Sloot secretly slipped her, and the Alabama teed started “foaming at the mouth,” Ludwick told Heinstand. Van der Sloot is doing a … [Read more...] about Van der Sloot possibly told slain pal he killed Natalee Holloway
Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s investigation just placed its first person behind bars. So, who is he? Alex van der Zwaan was served with a 30-day jail sentence on Tuesday along with a $20,000 fine after admitting to lying to special agents in Mueller’s Russia probe during November 2017. The false statements concerned e-mail communications and phone calls between him and Richard Gates, an ex-campaign aide to President Donald Trump. Van der Zwaan is a 33-year-old Dutch attorney who is also the son-in-law of Russian oligarch German Khan, who is also linked to President Vladimir Putin. Khan is one of the individuals named in the infamous Trump-Russia dossier that suggests Trump could be open to blackmail from the Kremlin. Van der Zwaan was a London-based associate of a high-powered law firm called Skadden, Arps, Meagher & Flom in the early 2010s. At the time, Gates and Paul Manafort, another ex-Trump campaign aide, were … [Read more...] about Who is Alex van der Zwaan, the First Person Sentenced in the Mueller Probe?
Back in February, Dutch attorney Alex van der Zwaan pleaded guilty to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment that charged him with lying to federal agents about his interactions with former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates. Today, van der Zwaan was sentenced to 30 days in jail. He was also fined $20,000. The judge that sentence the lawyer stated that van der Zwaan attempted to ingratiate himself with both Gates and former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort and that he attempted to conceal key information while hiding his lies from his law firm. Some of the key information that van der Zwaan is accused of concealing regards Gates’ contact with a Russian intelligence agent during the 2016 presidential campaign. The charge against van der Zwaan does not involve election meddling. Instead, it revolves around the special counsel investigation into Gates and Manafort’s lobbying for pro-Russian Ukrainian interests. Watch the clip above, via CNN. [image via screengrab] … [Read more...] about First Sentence in Mueller Probe: Dutch Attorney Alex van der Zwaan Gets 30 Days in Jail
First Georgina Sparks, now Serena van der Woodsen: Gossip Girl has a new boss in town. Now that Serena has taken over as New York City's unofficial gossip queen, she quickly discovers how slippery the slope can be. In a scene exclusive to The Hollywood Reporter from tonight's episode, "It Girl, Interrupted," Blair notices just how quickly news seems to get out on Gossip Girl. The topic at hand? Blair's divorce with Louis. "Of course. The Gossip Girl blast about my divorce coming through," Blair says, unbeknownst that her friend is the one with the access to Manhattan's juicy secrets. "How does she know everything so fast?" PHOTOS: PTC vs. TV: 10 Television Show Controversies "She probably has someone staked out in front of the building," Serena replies nonchalantly. Then, the goods start to spew out of Serena's mouth. "You know, ever since the real Gossip Girl's been back, I've barely been mentioned," Serena says, sighing. "I wish that there was a way to stay off her radar forever." … [Read more...] about ‘Gossip Girl’: Blair Schemes to Find the ‘Next Serena van der Woodsen’ (Exclusive Video)
Kevin Connolly is joining a new entourage. The Entourage alum has joined the cast of CBS' comedy pilot Friends With Better Lives, The Hollywood Reporter has learned, marking his first series gig since the HBO comedy ended its eight-season run in 2011. PHOTOS: The Faces of Pilot Season 2013 The multicamera comedy revolves around a group of six thirtysomething friends who each thinks the other has it better. Connolly will star as Bobby Lutz, a gynecologist, devoted husband and modern father. More of a girls' guy than a guys' guy, Bobby's a former nerd who is now cute in an academic way with three kids who consume every second of his time but is somewhat jealous of the fact that his best friend Will (Apartment 23's James Van Der Beek) is dating 25-year-old models who want to have sex all the time. STORY: 'Entourage': 10 Never-Told Secrets Dana Klein (Friends) will write and exec produce alongside Kapital Entertainment's Aaron Kaplan with prolific director James … [Read more...] about ‘Entourage’s’ Kevin Connolly to Star in CBS’ James Van Der Beek Comedy