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DNA Tells Tale of a President's Scandalous Affair

Warren Harding did father Nan Britton's child: AncestryDNA

(Newser) - Her 1927 tell-all book describing an affair with America's 29th president—and claiming him as the father of her child—propelled Nan Britton to the title of Warren G. Harding's most famous mistress . But as Britton only revealed the relationship after Harding's death and said she'd... More »

Cops: Woman Kidnapped, Killed by Husband's Mistress

Suspect shot Sandra Barnett, 49, then herself: police

(Newser) - Two women are dead after a dramatic chase that took police from Georgia to Alabama, where a standoff ensued yesterday. Police say Sandra Barnett, 49, was kidnapped from her home in Ellenwood, Ga., on Wednesday and whisked away in a black Dodge Durango, driven by her husband’s mistress. Neighbors... More »

'Angry Mistress' Sends Millionaire's Wife Nasty Tweet

Katherine Nelson claims she had affair with high-flying philanthropist

(Newser) - A woman who claims she was a millionaire's mistress has slapped him with a lawsuit and sent his wife a nasty little tweet, the New York Post reports via CNBC . Katherine Nelson (described by the Post as "blonde" and "pillow-lipped") is suing 72-year-old Robert Rosenkranz, a... More »

President's Century-Old Affair Letters to Be Released

But they're not to Warren Harding's best-known mistress

(Newser) - A thousand pages of love letters from the man some historians say was America's most scandalous president to a mistress will see the light of day next month for the first time in around a century. The Library of Congress says the letters from Warren G. Harding to Claire... More »

Grand Jury Investigating Bill Richardson

Over allegations he used campaign funds to pay off mistress

(Newser) - A federal grand jury is looking into allegations that Bill Richardson violated campaign finance laws during his 2008 presidential run—most salaciously by having supporters pay off a woman who threatened to reveal an extramarital affair with the former New Mexico governor, sources tell the Wall Street Journal . The sources... More »

Why I Kept My Other Family a Secret

Spoiler alert: It does not end well

(Newser) - PJ McDowell didn't exactly have the best reasons for getting married ("I was tired of being single and enduring a succession of short-term flings"), so it shouldn't come as much of a surprise that, 20 years into his marriage, he met another woman, fell madly in... More »

Ex-Mistress: Bonds Blamed 'Roids for Injury

Perjury trial continues over slugger's denial of using steroids

(Newser) - Barry Bonds' ex-mistress took the stand in his perjury trial today, testifying that the ex-slugger blamed steroids for a 1999 elbow injury, and that his head got bigger—literally—and testicles got smaller over the course of their nine-year relationship. Kimberly Bell, who maintained the relationship even after he told... More »

Rachel Uchitel Now a Private Dick

Tiger Woods' former mistress goes undercover in gumshoe biz

(Newser) - Watch out. Tiger Woods' former mistress is going to start packing some serious heat. Rachel Uchitel has traded in her former work as a "VIP nightclub manager" in exchange for a gig as a private detective, and is already hard at work on her first case: tracking down a... More »

Wis. Republican Left District to Live With Mistress: Wife

And she'll sign the petition to get him fired

(Newser) - Protesters who showed up at the home of a prominent GOP Wisconsin state senator got a little scoop from his wife: Not only was Randy Hopper not home, she said, he also doesn't live there anymore, and in fact doesn't live in his district—owing to the fact that he's... More »

Mistress, Not Wife, Greets 21st Miner

'I am a decent woman,' explains the wife

(Newser) - A drama of another sort played out today amid the Chilean miners' rescue. When Yonni Barrios, the 21st man, emerged from the mine, he got a hug and kiss from girlfriend Susana Valenzuela. Which is notable only because he also has a wife, who learned of Valenzuela's existence at the... More »

Muslim Polygamist May Lose French Citizenship

'They're mistresses, which is very French,' he claims

(Newser) - French officials are considering yanking the citizenship of a Muslim polygamist, even though he now claims his wives are merely mistresses, which is something he believes is a cornerstone of French culture. Problems for Algerian-born butcher Lies Hebbadj began last week when police ticketed a wife for wearing a full... More »

Snobs Doomed Enquirer's Pulitzer Bid

Edwards exposé a shoo-in for glory—but not for tabloid

(Newser) - By any sane measure, the unmasking of John Edwards as a philanderer who knocked up his mistress while his wife battled cancer was one of the all-time great scoops—except in determining the winners of yesterday's Pulitzer Prizes for journalism. "The media elite circled the wagons to exclude the... More »

Foe Rips Zuma as 'Sex Addict' Like Tiger Woods

South African President Needs Help, Says Disgusted Critic

(Newser) - Man-of-many-wives South African President Jacob Zuma is a "sex addict" who needs treatment like Tiger Woods, said a disgusted member of parliament after Zuma had his 20th child. The baby was born outside a generous wedlock that includes three wives (and another on the way). Zuma is coming under... More »

The Decade's Top Mistresses

Tiger Woods' women take up a lot of spots

(Newser) - Tiger Woods and Silvio Berlusconi had a whole stable of them; The political careers of Eliot Spitzer and John Edwards were wrecked by theirs; David Letterman actually benefited, ratings-wise, from his. With all these juicy stories to choose from, Vanity Fair offers up this list of the top 10 mistresses... More »

Tiger Woods Mistress No. 4 Emerges

She hires lawyer to tell her story to the media

(Newser) - The weekend brings no rest for Tiger. A fourth woman is coming forward to claim an affair, and she's hired an Orlando lawyer to tell her story soon, reports TMZ . The as-yet unidentified woman is a former VIP cocktail waitress who says she began a 2-year fling with Woods in... More »

A Field Guide to Tiger Ladies

Why do all 'other women' look like blow-up dolls?

(Newser) - Long legs, long hair, hard faces and a whiff of trailer park seem to be the distinguishing characteristics of the species known as Tigris amatorius. Hold on a sec ... Tiger Woods' suspected lovers bear a strong resemblance to nearly all the "other women" who make news. The mistresses of... More »

Third Woman Linked to Tiger

Insider says Woods led double sex life in Vegas

(Newser) - Yet another woman is about to be revealed as a possible Tiger Woods mistress, while an insider says the beleaguered golf champ has been leading a double sex life with Las Vegas lovers. The latest alleged paramour is an employee of the Vegas nightclub Bank who had an affair with... More »

Lovers Dish on Sex With Berlusconi, Mussolini

Turns out El Duche was a douche

(Newser) - Benito Mussolini and Silvio Berlusconi: Both charismatic leaders of Italy, both wildly popular, both…voracious sexual omnivores. The Independent takes a look at two recent publications—a diary by Mussolini’s mistress, and a memoir by a prostitute who supposedly spent two nights with Berlusconi. A sampling of the salacious... More »

Ethics Panel Charges Sanford With 37 Violations

Civil committee slams SC gov for travel expenses

(Newser) - South Carolina's ethics commission has hit Mark Sanford with 37 violations for using state funds for inappropriate travel expenses, including a trip to see his Argentine mistress. Besides the governor's South American trysts, Sanford also bought business-class tickets for state travel—South Carolina requires officials to fly cheaply—and, in... More »

Edwards' New Neighbors: Ex-Mistress and Baby

John paying for Rielle Hunter's home; Elizabeth finally on board

(Newser) - After a DNA test—a secret one, of course—proved John Edwards is the father of Rielle Hunter’s baby, the two of them moved in just down the street in a $1 million home quaintly called Marsh Grass, the National Enquirer reports. The shamed pol is paying the $6,... More »

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