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In CBS' much-anticipated interview about the crimes of Bernard Madoff and the family members he left behind, the son and the wife of infamous Ponzi schemer spoke out.

Bernie scammed billions of dollars from countless investors and will be in jail until he breathes his last. But his wife and son are still carrying on, living with being Madoff.

Ruth Madoff and her son Andrew told Morley Safer how Madoff confessed his crimes to them, their reaction and the subsequent family strife of the past three years.

Follow the link for CBS' full interview with the Madoffs, in which they discuss what their lives have become, how Bernie Madoff attempted suicide and more.

Here's an excerpt from their sit-down:

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Michael Lohan is dead set on proving he can out-criminalize his daughter.

Following multiple run-ins with the law over the last few days for Lindsay's father, it has now come out that there's an active warrant out for his arrest in Suffolk County, New York, stemming from ignored child support payments.

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  • Michael Lohan Mugshot

TMZ confirms that Lohan owes money to the mother of a child in Montana he allegedly father, and will be arrested on sight if police spot him in New York City, Nassau County or Suffolk County.

Seriously, this guy should just pose for a handful of mug shots at once. It would save everyone a lot of time.

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William Blankinship, a TV editor who worked on TLC's Jon and Kate Plus 8 and other family-oriented reality TV, was arrested last week on child porn charges.

Blankinship, 56, has been charged with 10 counts of sex exploit of a minor, meaning he possessed photos and/or video of a minor engaged in sexual activity.

A subcontractor for Figure 8 Films, Blankenship edited such TLC shows as Jon and Kate Plus 8, its spinoff Kate Plus 8, 17 Kids and Counting and Table for 12.

Jon and Kate Plus 8

No bond has been set for the accused; he is likely "under the authority of the U.S. Marshals" until trial, a spokesperson for the Federal Bureau of Prisons said.

His employer wasted no time taking action. "Upon learning of the shocking allegations his employment was terminated," Figure 8 films said in a statement.

Fortunately, Blankinship was never in contact with the famous eight Gosselin kids, the 17 Duggar offspring or any other of TLC's stars, according to reports.

"At no time was this man ever in the field or in direct contact with any of the talent for any of our productions," the network said in its own statement.

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The late Michael Jackson likely helped himself to extra doses of potent drugs while Dr. Conrad Murray's back was turned and accidentally took his own life.

That's according to the defense's final witness, who finally came out and said, under oath, the theory that Murray's defense has been floating for months.

Murray's lawyers long have asserted that Jackson caused his own death, even as the likelihood of such an event has been discredited by the prosecution.

Dr. Conrad Murray Pic

Still, White told the jury, in Jackson's last minutes of consciousness, the insomniac took several pills of the sedative lorezepan, then injected the Propofol.

"You think it was a self-injection of propofol between 11:30 and 12?'' defense attorney J. Michael Flanagan asked. "In my opinion, yes," White responded.

White, like the prosecution's star witness, Dr. Steven Shafer, is an anesthesiologist and Propofol expert. The prosecution will cross-examine him next week.

After that, it's up to the jury to determine if there is reasonable doubt to acquit Murray of involuntary manslaughter, or if the prosecution made its case.

It goes without saying that Jackson's family feels they have.

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Nicki Minaj was involved in another incident that required police assistance yesterday.

As first reported by TMZ, the singer fired a maid a few weeks ago because the employee fished a photo of Minaj out of the trash and asked her boss to sign it. Fast forward to yesterday afternoon.

Nicki Minaj on SNL

Nicki allegedly grew enraged because she saw this maid around her property and screamed at her to "get the f-ck out of my house!" But there was a problem: Neighbors confirm Minaj made a mistake and this was a different maid!

Still, under a case of mistaken identity, Nicki's boyfriend approached the woman and actually shoved her.

Police were called to the scene, a battery complaint was filed, but no one was taken into custody. In July, cops also intervened in an incident involving Minaj, as she got into it with a man outside a Dallas hotel.

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Tonya Cooley, a cast member on MTV's Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Ruins, is suing the network after claiming she was raped on set ... with a toothbrush.

Cooley filed the suit against MTV, Bunim/Murray Productions, Kenneth Santucci, Evan Starkman and others. According to her lawsuit, the two male co-stars:

"Took another male participant's toothbrush and rubbed the toothbrush around plaintiff's genitals, including her labia, and inserting the toothbrush into plaintiff's vagina."

Tonya Cooley Picture

Cooley says it happened while she was passed out and cameras were rolling.

Tonya Cooley also says producers not only knew about the rape, they even replaced the toothbrush, never telling her what happened while she was out cold.

The suit also claims that female cast members were stripped of their bathing suits and that male cast members were encouraged by producers to "inappropriately touch female cast members' bodies, including in intimate areas."

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J. Crew president and creative director Jenna Lyons has been making news as of late because of her messy divorce from husband Vincent Mazeau, who's seeking a HUGE settlement, with whom she shares a son, and who she allegedly left for a woman.

Courtney Crangi has been identified as that woman.

Here's Jenna Lyons (left) and her new girlfriend ...

Courtney Crangi Picture

The fashionable pair heretofore known as Jourtney. On THG at least.

Courtney Crangi also works in the fashion industry, the NY Post reports, presiding over the business side of her brother Phillip Crangi's high-end jewelry line.

An insider tells Page Six that it was over between Lyons and Vincent Mazeau before their involvement: "After the breakup, Jenna fell in love with Courtney."

"The two had been close friends for some time."

"She and Courntey known each other for years through the fashion business. Courtney is an attractive blonde who balances working hard with her family."

Reportedly Jenna and Courtney have been seen out and about together in NY City's West Village and are quietly open about their new relationship.

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An irate Taco Bell customer did not take kindly to the fast food giant skimping on the meat in his chalupa on Sunday. His recourse? Firebombing the joint.

Georgia police are hunting for the aggrieved patron after he threw a Molotov cocktail at the restaurant’s drive-thru window after phoning in a complaint.

Guess the phone response he received was insufficient.

Taco Bell Chalupa

The bizarre incident occurred in Albany, Ga. Fortunately, the small blaze did not cause injuries or damage to the building, but it terrified the staff.

Manager Cynthia Thompson told cops that, shortly before the firebombing, a man called the restaurant to whine about the reported meat shortage.

The caller said that “after getting home realized that there was not enough stuffing inside of his chalupas, and demanded his order be corrected.”

When Thompson “could not accommodate him because the business was closing,” the man replied, “You must be one of them n---ers up there.”

He added, “That’s alright, I’ll just come and redecorate the place.”

This story? Not exactly uplifting for one's faith in humanity.

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Bernie Madoff and his wife Ruth decided to kill themselves rather than face reality after his multi-billion Ponzi scheme was made public, according to reports.

They attempted suicide together the Christmas Eve after Bernie was exposed.

The revelation comes in a new CBS News interview with Ruth Madoff, the only interview she has given about her shady husband’s infamous crimes.

“I don’t know whose idea it was, but we decided to kill ourselves because it was just so horrendous,” Ruth Madoff tells 60 Minutes. “We had terrible phone calls. Hate mail, just beyond anything and I said, 'I just can’t go on anymore.’”

The Madoffs attempted to overdose on pills: Ambien and possibly Klonopin.

“I took what we had, he took more. That added to the depression. We took pills and woke up the next day. It was very impulsive and I am glad we woke up.”

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Michael Lohan was released from jail on $5,000 bond yesterday following his Tuesday a.m. arrest for domestic violence against on/off girlfriend Kate Major.

Lindsay's father was then arrested AGAIN for allegedly contacting Major in violation of a restraining order, then got stuck in a tree trying to evade police.

Seriously, this actually happened. Talk about going out on a limb.

Michael Lohan Back in Jail

Tampa police responded to a call early this morning from Kate, who claimed MiLo had been trying to contact her by phone and wouldn't leave her alone.

This after he was torn a new one by a judge for violating the restraining order the same day, and told if he even dreamed about Major, he'd go to jail.

Officers interviewed Kate, who called 911 on him earlier this week, at her apartment after she made the call. While police were there, he called. Again.

Officers believed that given Michael's repeated disregard for the no contact order, he was considered a "threat," so they went to his hotel to arrest him.

That's when he tried to escape by hopping a third story balcony ... and landed in a tree. Officers then helped him down and hauled him back to jail.

Michael Lohan was charged with violating a condition of his pretrial release (contacting Kate) and resisting arrest without violence. He is in custody.

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