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Farrah Fawcett Foundation Under Investigation For Fraud

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Uh oh, this can't be good.

The California Attorney General's Office of Charitable Trust is investigating the Farrah Fawcett Foundation for potential mismanagement of funds, diversion of assets, and fraud!

The foundation formed in 2009 after Farrah Fawcett lost her long battle with cancer. Its mission is to provide funding for alternative methods of cancer research, prevention, and awareness.

Both the Farrah Fawcett Foundation and the Farrah Fawcett Living Trust, which funds the foundation, had been ordered at some point during the summer to turn over their financial records and estate planning documents within 60 days.

Richard B. Francis, the trustee of the estate and chairman of the foundation, as well as the foundation's president, Alana Stewart, are calling the investigation outrageous, but are being fully cooperative.

It's so sad to see hear of possible fraud in an organization meant to honor the late actress and provide funds to fight the disease that took her life!

We're crossing our fingers that this is just a misunderstanding!

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Patient Denied Medicaid To Treat Breast Cancer Because He's A Man!

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A North Carolina man is feeling the sexist sting of our federal government.

Raymond Johnson recently received the surprising diagnosis after going to the emergency room for throbbing chest pains — he has breast cancer.

With no insurance, he sought help from federal funds allocated to help people suffering from the disease who can't afford treatment.

Although cancer does not discriminate, Raymond found out our government does. In order to receive Medicaid funds to treat breast cancer, it turns out one must be a woman!

That's pretty silly considering breast cancer in men is not unheard of. Although 100 times less likely to occur, 2,140 men are diagnosed a year with the disease and 450 men lose their lives to it.

The state's Department of Health and Human Services has recognized the problem and has contacted the federal government for help, while Raymond is paying up to $10,000 for each chemotherapy treatment he undergoes to fight the illness.

We really hope the government is as quick as North Carolina to recognize the discrimination, but are a little worried because our bureaucratic government has never been known to be "quick".

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American Apparel's New Investor Praises CEO Dov Charney

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Remember that little rumor about possible investors wanting to kick American Apparel CEO Dov Charney to the curb?

Welp, apparently that couldn't be further from the truth. In fact, AA's newest lifeline claims Dov was the number one reason why he invested into the struggling clothing company.

Michael Serruya, a private investor from Canada, said of his $15 million investment:

"I think American Apparel is a tremendously strong brand and Dov is a remarkable visionary and entrepreneur. I think he is one of the top trend-setters in America today. I think given the proper resources, American Apparel has the ability to really deliver results."

We hope you're right, Mikey.

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Prince's Super Bowl Concert Canceled Due To Lack Of Funds!!

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Bummer!

A Super Bowl benefit show featuring Prince and Erykah Badu was canceled on Friday after its financial backing fell through.

The event was organized by The Goss-Michael Foundation, a group founded by George Michael and his longtime partner Kenny Goss.

However, on Friday, organizers announced that the show switched venutes shortly before canceling the event all together.

Organizer, River Alexander Group, "was unable to fund and produce the evening. Up the very last minute, they assured us the 'show would go on,'" according to Joyce Goss, executive director of the foundation.

Sources say the real problem came when organizers were unable to pay for Prince and his band to travel to the concert.

The insider adds, "Prince is extremely disappointed that the organisers were unable to bring him and his band to Dallas. They say that apparently they lost their investors and were unable to adequately fund the event."

Awww. Such a disappointment! We bet a lot of those concertgoers are upset they can't see Prince. We'd be mad too!

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John Edwards Ready To Submit Plea Bargain!

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Good! Time to fess up, douchebag!

Disgusting cheat John Edwards, who is this close to being indicted for stealing his presidential campiagn money to give to his mistress, Rielle Hunter, is now reportedly ready to cop a plea deal in hopes to avoid jail time!

A source says:

"John does not want to be indicted - and he certainly doesn't want to go to jail! It appears he's willing to cop to a misdemeanor charge. He's asking to keep his law license. The prosecutors have put the screws to him - and it appears he will admit some guilt."

Edwards has long maintained that he was innocent. LIES.

What an unbelievable dick. Hopefully they can let him fess up and still find a way to throw his ass behind bars!

Thoughts??

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