ATTORNEY: EX-REALITY STAR CLOSE TO DEAL IN FATAL IOWA CRASH
INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (AP) – Attorneys for an Iowa farmer who appeared on ABC’s “The Bachelor” say they are close to reaching a deal with prosecutors that would resolve a criminal charge against him related to a fatal crash. The Des Moines Register reports an attorney for Chris Soules said during a Tuesday hearing that attorneys should know by Monday whether a deal had been reached. Soules, who appeared on “The Bachelor” and “Dancing With The Stars” in 2015, rear-ended a tractor in April 2017, killing 66-year-old Kenny Mosher. Soules called 911 and waited for first responders, but he left before police arrived. He’s now charged with leaving the scene of a fatal crash. Tuesday’s hearing was to address Soules’ motion to move his trial out of Independence because of the publicity it has received.
NEVADA PIMP WHO STARRED IN HBO SERIES FOUND DEAD
LAS VEGAS (AP) – Nevada authorities say a legal pimp who gained popularity for starring in the HBO adult reality series “Cathouse” who became a Republican candidate for the state Legislature has died. Nye County sheriff Lt. David Boruchowitz (buh-ROOK’-uh-witz) said an employee at Dennis Hof’s Love Ranch brothel outside of Las Vegas summoned authorities a little before 11 a.m. Tuesday after Hof was found unresponsive and not breathing. Boruchowitz says there is no sign of foul play. Hof was the Republican nominee this year for a heavily GOP legislative district. Ballots have already been printed in the race and it wasn’t immediately clear how elections officials would handle Hof’s death. Hof owned a handful of brothels in Nevada, the only state that allows them to legally operate.
TRUMP’S ’60 MINUTES’ INTERVIEW LAGS BEHIND STORMY DANIELS’
NEW YORK (AP) – President Trump reached 11.7 million viewers for his “60 Minutes” interview on Sunday – or just over half the audience that Stormy Daniels had on the CBS newsmagazine last spring. Daniels, the porn star who alleged an affair with Trump before he became president, drew 22.1 million for her interview last March. The president called Daniels “Horseface” on Twitter Tuesday in reaction to a judge’s ruling dismissing her defamation lawsuit. Trump’s interview with Lesley Stahl is part of a new talkative phase for the president before the midterm election. The president did earn bragging rights against another nemesis. “Saturday Night Live,” which featured actor Alec Baldwin giving his first Trump impersonation of the fall, was seen by 6.2 million. And Baldwin’s new ABC talk show drew dismal ratings.