By Douglas Holtz-Eakin
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Independent voices from the TWT Communities
An Iowa woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to attempting to extort the parent company of cable network TLC by threatening to reveal an alleged affair involving a cast member of the popular reality show "19 Kids and Counting."
Emily Maynard's courtship with Jef Holm may have played out on national TV on ABC's "The Bachelorette," but whether their wedding will be televised is still up in the air.
It was Oprah Winfrey's turn to learn a lesson Sunday night.
A Branson, Mo., singer says he's laughing off a photographer's alleged attempt to extort the TLC reality show "19 Kids and Counting" by threatening to release photos of him with a cast member.
A Branson, Mo., singer says he's laughing off an attempt by a photographer to extort the hit TLC reality show "19 Kids and Counting" by threatening to release photos of him with a cast member.
Chris Brown will perform at this year's Grammy Awards, the event where his career almost ended three years ago.
An Iowa woman is charged with extortion in an alleged plot to get Discovery Communications Inc. to cancel the TLC show "19 Kids and Counting" or pay her $10,000 in exchange for not revealing compromising photos of a cast member, according to federal court documents.
"You need to get (her) off of 19 & Counting. Cancel that show or pay me off from exposing this story to the national magazines," Hunt wrote. "$10,000.00 and I keep my mouth shut. Other-wise this story _ with exact details and photographs _ will hit the tabloids very soon."
"I'm saddened for her that she's going to be in prison and will be sentenced. But at the same time, justice is to be served and I think it's necessary for her," she said. "I have no hard feelings at all. I laughed about all of this. There's no truth behind it at all."