Penn Badgley Clarifies Report That He Was ‘Molested’ Following Gossip Girl Fame

Penn Badgley is clarifying comments he made during an interview in which he said he was “molested” after becoming famous on Gossip Girl.

“The point of my comment was not to confess a personal trauma. I was speaking about the way emotional and physical boundaries are violated for someone in the public eye, who is seen as an object of desire,” Badgley, 31, said in a statement to PEOPLE on Monday.

“Depending on so many factors, it can range from conscious abuse to something very unconscious — and that is the point I was making, cautiously, in the context of a conversation about fanaticism and cultural norms which support manipulative or abusive behavior. These are the same norms which support predatory men, but not exclusively predatory men,” he continued. “They affect, and infect, us all.”

Speaking with The Daily Beast in a profile published Sunday, Badgley, who starred as Dan Humphrey on the CW drama from 2007-12, said that he has “literally been molested” by fans.

“I think as an actor you can become an object of desire, which is something women are already accustomed to more or less around the world — I’ve definitely been, I mean I don’t want to sound sensationalist, but I’ve literally been molested — just in the literal sense of the word — by many people in the moment,” Badgley told the website.

“Because that’s what they do,” he added.

The Daily Beast described Badley as being “thoughtful and cautious when discussing this” and said he acknowledged “the privilege that being a man, not to mention a white man, affords him.”

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Badgley, who is starring as stalker Joe Goldberg in Lifetime’s new drama thriller You, admitted, “these things very much happen, you know.”

“And it’s interesting to even hear you have that reaction, like ‘I’m sorry,’ because I didn’t even think of it that way then,” he said.

“You’re led as a man, particularly, that when it happens you should feel great about it. Particularly when it comes from someone who’s feasibly an object of your desire as well. And I think that’s the interesting thing about this show, is that Joe looks like me, he acts and talks like me to a degree, so I think the audience is supposed to be like, ‘Aw that might be nice if someone was that infatuated with me,’ ” he continued.

On Sunday, Badgley made his debut in You, in which he plays a bookstore manager obsessed with a young woman.

“Using the internet and social media as his tools to gather the most intimate of details and get close to her, a charming and awkward crush quickly becomes obsession as he quietly and strategically removes every obstacle — and person — in his way,” according to Lifetime‘s website.

You airs Sundays (10 p.m. ET) on Lifetime.


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Netflix Saves Lucifer Following Fox Cancellation

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Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong Defends Festival Set Following Acrobat’s Death: ‘We Are Not Heartless People’

Following criticism of Green Day for carrying on with their show at the Mad Cool Festival in Madrid on Saturday after an acrobatic performer died, singer Billie Joe Armstrong said the band did not know of the tragedy until after their set.

Pedro Aunion Monroy, 42, was performing an aerial stunt inside a cube being suspended by a crane when he fell 100 ft. in front of thousands of people. He died from his injuries, according to the BBC.

“Many of you are wondering why we continued to play our show after the accident,” Armstrong explained in a statement obtained by PEOPLE and posted on Green Day’s website. “Green Day did not hear about the accident until after our show was over. We didn’t even know there was an acrobat performance at all.”

He continued, “These festivals are huge. There are so many things happening at the same time it’s impossible to keep up with every performer/artist.”

Armstrong said that the band was warming up at the artist compound about half a mile away from the festival stage before the show.

He shared that they were delayed about 15 minutes from going on due to what they were told was a security problem.

“Security issues are a normal occurrence and procedure at any show. We were NOT told why which is also normal. We waited as we were instructed,” Armstrong said. “Still, we had no clue there was any such accident.”

The rocker said everything seemed “normal” during the show and the fans were having a good time.

“We got off stage and drove back to our artist compound. It was there when we were told the shocking news about Pedro,” he said. “All of us were in disbelief. I don’t know why the authorities chose not to tell us about the accident before our concert. All we know is what was said after our concert.”

He continued, “This has never happened in the 30 years Green Day have been performing live. If we had known prior to our performance we most likely would not have played at all. We are not heartless people. The safety and well being at any of our concerts absolutely comes first. What happened to Pedro is unthinkable. Once again we are heartbroken for his friends and family.”


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‘Bachelor In Paradise’ Star Corinne Olympios Hires Top Lawyer Following Scandal

After days of speculation on the “Bachelor in Paradise” scandal, Corinne Olympios, a contestant who allegedly took part in a sexual incident during taping in Mexico last week, is speaking out.

ABC halted production of the show on Sunday over “allegations of misconduct” apparently involving Olympios and fellow cast member DeMario Jackson. Olympios has now hired top Hollywood attorney Marty Singer to represent her throughout Warner Bros.’ investigation into the situation.

In a statement released by her rep, Stan Rosenfield, Olympios characterized the incident as a nightmare becoming reality:

I am a victim and have spent the last week trying to make sense of what happened the June 4. Although I have little memory of that night, something bad obviously took place, which I understand is why production on the show has now been suspended and a producer on the show has filed a complaint against the production.

As a woman, this is my worst nightmare and it has now become my reality. As I pursue the details and facts surrounding that night and the immediate days after, I have retained a group of professionals to ensure that what happened on June 4 comes to light and I can continue my life, including hiring an attorney to obtain justice and seeking therapy to begin dealing with the physical and emotional trauma stemming from that evening.

According to multiple reports, a highly intoxicated Olympios had a sexual encounter with Jackson in a swimming pool while crew members continued filming. Following that, a field producer reportedly filed a formal complaint and Warner Bros. suspended production of the show, sending the rest of the cast back to the U.S.

“Once the investigation is complete,” Warner Bros. said in a statement earlier this week, “we will take appropriate responsive action.”

Jackson, who reportedly claims that the sexual acts were consensual, also spoke out, telling Entertainment Tonight, “I have nothing to say. You know, Corinne’s an awesome girl and that’s all I have to say.” He added of his fans, “Love you all, thank you for the support.”

“Bachelor in Paradise” Season 4, which was set to debut Aug. 8, brings together former contestants from “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” for another shot at love.

At this point, it’s safe to say the show probably won’t go on. 

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Kylie and Kendall Jenner Have a Pool Day with Hailey Baldwin Following Kendall’s Burglary

After Kendall Jenner‘s California home being burglarized last week, she called on sister Kylie and pal Hailey Baldwin for a chill day of hanging in the pool.

Kylie, 19, documented the girls’ day on Snapchat, playing with popular filters as the trio relaxed in the water on Saturday. She captured a selfie with Baldwin, 20, sporting dog ears and long tongues, while she picked cheetah ears and a mask for a video of her older sister.

Kendall reportedly fired a security guard and had more security cameras installed in her home after a break-in at her home in Hollywood Hills on Wednesday.

The 21-year-old model left her home around midday and returned later that evening around 8 p.m., where she allegedly noticed nothing amiss until entering her bedroom around 1 a.m. and realized that a reported $ 200,000 worth of jewelry was missing, according to TMZ.

Kendall then reportedly called 911 after hearing a noise and believing an intruder might be in her home.

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Police officials confirmed to PEOPLE that an incident occurred in the vicinity of Kendall’s home in which a burglary report was filed, though they were unable to confirm if anything was stolen. According to police, they searched the premises and did not find any intruders. There was no sign of forced entry and there is no ID on the suspects so far.

“It’s definitely looking like it was someone she knew,” a source close to the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star told PEOPLE.

Jenner’s burglary comes over five months after sister Kim Kardashian West was at held at gunpoint on Oct. 3 by masked robbers who stole millions of dollars worth of jewelry from her — including a $ 4 million ring — at the No Address Hotel in Paris.

In a preview clip of Sunday’s KUWTK episode, Kardashian West, 36, publicly described her terrifying ordeal of being robbed in Paris in her own words.

“They ask for money. I said I don’t have any money,” she tells sisters Kourtney and Khloé. “They dragged me out on to the hallway on top of the stairs. That’s when I saw the gun clear, like clear as day. I was kind of looking at the gun, looking down back at the stairs.”

“I was like; ‘I have a split second in my mind to make this quick decision.’ Am I going to run down the stairs and either be shot in the back? It makes me so upset to think about it,” the tearful mother of two continued. “Either they’re going to shoot me in the back, or if I make it and they don’t, if the elevator does not open in time, or the stairs are locked, then like I’m f—ed. There’s no way out.”


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This book is part of Hyperink’s best little books series. This best little book is 3,700+ words of fast, entertaining information on a highly demanded topic. Based on reader feedback (including yours!), we may expand this book in the future. If we do so, we’ll send a free copy to all previous buyers. ABOUT THE BOOKWhether you want to promote your rock band, rock shop, or rocking chairs, individuals and entrepreneurs need to connect to their audience. Maintaining social media takes energy and effort – especially when your goal is to sound authentic without regurgitating hackneyed quotes or cliches. Everything you do with Pinterest is leverage-able for parallel or future social media venues. Dont fall prey to the whiners who bemoan the number of social sites, the intent of Facebook, the lifecycle of Twitter, or the fate of forgotten venues. It doesnt matter. Move forward, connect with people, and evolve your profile, product, or purpose. MEET THE AUTHORKelly teaches Digital Media and Web Development in a CA Community College and works as a Sr. Software Engineer for an online gaming company. She invents cooking products and wrote Cookies for Grown-Ups to be published by Red Rock Press in early Fall 2012. Kelly has an EdD in Organizational Leadership, a Masters in Human Resources and Organizational Development, and a B.S. in Organizational Behavior from the University of San Francisco. She lives in San Jose, CA and in a desert town west of Las Vegas, with her husband Curt. Kelly can be reached at http://www. linkedin.com/in/kelly2dsEXCERPT FROM THE BOOKOn Pinterest, think about the adventure and exploration of what you do. How is your bakery different? What are the stories of your recipes? Photos of your customers? Great times spent baking? Fun experiments with flavor? Events where your cakes and pastries are enjoyed? Places and people in your community?Constantly benchmark back to your adjectives from questions 1 and 2. Generously pin your customers and events in your are

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For too long, girls with petite frames have been told what they can and cannot wear as a result of their short stature. Well, vertically challenged fashionistas: The buck stops here. Today, we’re debunking five common fashion myths regarding short girls everywhere. Read on for our styling tips and tricks for how to successfully break these archaic fashion rules once and for all.

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Knee-High Gladiator Sandals Will Swallow Your Legs: The key to wearing knee-high gladiators as a girl with shorter legs is balanced proportions. At 5’ tall, Kourtney Kardashian keeps from looking squat in the sandals by showing off her legs in shorts. A tailored romper is a great way to get the look without feeling like you’re revealing too much.

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Maxi Lengths Will Overwhelm Your Frame: The secret to pulling off a maxidress if you have a petite frame lies in the waistline. Nicole Richie appears taller than her 5’1” frame actually measures, due to the nipped-in waistline, plus a hemline that hits right at the floor.

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Midi Skirts Are Never Flattering: Since moving to NYC, 5’1” Vanessa Hudgens’ style has been spot-on. Most recently, she championed the midlength pencil skirt, proving to petite girls everywhere that this trend can also work for them. Go for a high-waisted silhouette and pair with a crop top to give the illusion of a longer legs.

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Ankle-Strap Heels Will Make Your Legs Look Stumpy: Old fashion rules maintain that short girls should avoid ankle straps, for fear of looking too squat. But check out how Miroslava Duma, at 4’11” pulls them off. The strap on her sandal is on the thinner side, allowing her to reveal just the right amount of skin in a midlength dress.

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The Secret to Blissfully Following (Not Forcing) Your Dreams

There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle, or you can live as if everything is a miracle. — Albert Einstein

I made myself by a ticket this particular networking event weeks ago. I knew it would be good for me, but *in case* I wanted to bail, I bought a ticket online weeks ahead.

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The first person I met there ended up being an acquaintance I met months ago! I breathed a deep sigh of relief. We hit it off and started talking about books, meditation and quantum physics. It was exactly the kind of conversation I enjoyed and I secretly hoped that I wouldn’t have to talk to anyone else at the event.

Eventually, I had to talk to someone new and conversations inevitably led to business talk. Instantly, something inside me closed up.

I discovered that whenever someone attempted to give me business strategy advice, I’d start feeling overwhelmed and heavy. I tightened up and just nodded. I didn’t want to say more, lest they give me more “advice” and add more things my never-ending to do list.

In contrast, whenever I talked to someone about energy and intention — topics I enjoy — I felt much lighter. These conversation would just flow. I’d feel happy and have tons of ideas to bounce off them.

This widely different feelings contraction and expansions during my conversations got me thinking about how I could be taking the exact same actions as someone else build up my business, but depending on the energy and intention behind it, my life would feel like carrying a ton of bricks or a blissful walk on a beach.

From the outside, the actions could look the same, but the energy is totally different. Ultimately it is the energy behind what you do that creates your results.

I could tell that if I don’t get clear on how I want to be, there are tons of people willing to give me unsolicited business advice. We need to clarify for ourselves HOW we want to work:

Following vs. Forcing Your Dreams

– Allowing vs. forcing

– Passion vs. Overwhelm, Stress

– Open to infinite possibilities vs. Strategic planning

– Making friends vs. Building a “Network”

– Being and staying true to you vs. Reputation management

– Doing it for the love vs. Seeking approval

– Following your intuition VS. Following other people’s advice

– Letting go of the outcome vs. Results focused.

– Enjoy, savour and honor the process vs. Manipulate and control the process

– Sharing and giving vs. Taking, what can I ‘get’

– Being authentic, wholly me vs. Branding

Take a look and see which side of the list you are operating your life from. It may seem scary to actually let go of the details, it’s only because your ego has hijacked you into thinking that you have to control everything.

The truth is, you don’t. When you follow your inspiration and follow your bliss, the universe is naturally wired to lead you to exactly where you want to go. You can allow energy of your passion to carry your forward and create whatever you feel inspired to create.

In the process, you will naturally do all of the stuff you “should” do, like branding and networking, but you will enjoy the journey much more!

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Don’t just follow any old advice. Follow the advice that resonates with you.

When I teach people how to network, I make sure that they do it a way that is true to their hearts – not just show up to an event and mindlessly hand their business cards around. Authentic networking is just about making friends and being a genuine human being.

Mother Teresa said, “We can do no great things, only small things with great love.”

Whenever I’m feeling off in anything that I’m doing in business or my life, I check back inside. Usually if I feel bad or blocked about something that I’m trying to create, it’s because my heart doesn’t want to create it.

When my heart want to create something, it just flows out and I get more done in a couple of hours of FLOW than I’d get done in days of forcing.

If you’ve been feeling off in your life, I invite you to go through that list again. Take note where you are trying to manipulate and control the outcome. How does it feel to do the opposite instead?

Now I want to hear from you! Is there any area of your life where you’ve been forcing our dreams to happen, instead of following your inspiration?

What would it feel like to let go?

Let me know in the comments below!

Anita Wing Lee is a transformational life coach, award-winning speaker and mentor who helps people find their soul purpose, where they can access unlimited courage to pursue their dreams.

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Taylor Negron Dead At 57 Following Cancer Battle

Actor and comedian Taylor Negron has died at age 57 after a long battle with cancer.

Negron’s cousin, Chuck Negron, announced the news of Taylor Negron’s death in a Youtube video posted on Saturday.

“I want to inform you that my cousin Taylor Negron just passed away,” Chuck Negron said in the video.

“His mother, his brother Alex, my brother Rene, and his wife were all there with him. May he rest in peace. I just wanted all you people who knew him and loved him to know that he just passed.”

The veteran actor and comedian’s credits include “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” “Angels in the Outfield” and “Stuart Little.”

Fellow comedian Ben Stiller paid tribute to Negron in a Twitter post on Saturday:

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