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Joe Exotic Writes Dire Letter to Fans

'I'll be dead in 2-3 months'

(Newser) - Joe Exotic wants out of prison, fast. In a letter to fans and supporters obtained by TMZ , the Tiger King star makes a dire prediction: "I'll be dead in 2-3 months." Exotic, real name Joseph Maldonado-Passage, says his health troubles are mounting behind bars, and the... More »

Sheriff: The Will of Carole Baskin's Missing Husband Was Forged

Crime is past the statute of limitations but adds 'another shadow of suspicion'

(Newser) - Someone forged the will of the missing husband of Carole Baskin, a woman prominently featured in Netflix's Tiger King documentary series, a Florida sheriff said. Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister told 10 Tampa Bay on Tuesday that two experts had confirmed the will of Jack "Don" Lewis is... More »

There's a New Twist in the Tiger King Saga

Judge gives control of the Okla. zoo once owned by 'Joe Exotic' to his foe Carole Baskin

(Newser) - Joseph Allen Maldonado-Passage's worst nightmare—other than landing in prison, which is where he already is—just came true. Per the Hollywood Reporter , Carole Baskin, depicted as the archenemy of "Joe Exotic" in Netflix's Tiger King, has been awarded his former zoo in Wynnewood, Okla., after a... More »

Carole Baskin Gets In on the Mask Game

'Tiger King' star selling masks

(Newser) - "Hey all you cool cats and kittens." It's not just the signature line of Tiger King's Carole Baskin: They're also the words that appear on the masks being sold by the Big Cat Rescue founder. CNN reports Baskin has teamed up with tread365.com to... More »

Nicolas Cage Takes His First TV Role Since 1981

He'll play Joe Exotic

(Newser) - Almost 40 years after appearing in unsuccessful ABC pilot Best of Times under the name Nicolas Coppola, Nicolas Cage is returning to the small screen. Cage will play zoo owner Joe Exotic in an eight-part series based on the same Texas Monthly article as Netflix docuseries Tiger King, the AV... More »

Carole Baskin Tricked Into Giving Interview

She hasn't been talking much since 'Tiger King'

(Newser) - Carole Baskin spoke to a newspaper after the release of Tiger King made her a household name, but she hadn't done a video interview—until a couple of YouTube pranksters tricked her into giving one. As TMZ reports, Archie Manners and Josh Pieters dupe celebrities into thinking they're... More »

Carole Baskin: Tiger King Filmmakers Fooled Me

'There’s almost no way to describe the intensity of the feeling of betrayal,' she says

(Newser) - Netflix's insanely popular Tiger King has brought quite a bit of attention to Carole Baskin—much of it unwelcome . Now, the Big Cat Rescue founder and her husband, Howard, say the makers of the docuseries were not upfront with them. The Baskins, who have long worked to outlaw the... More »

Just When You Thought Tiger King Had Ended

Cast member Jeff Lowe says Netflix will air new episode 'next week'

(Newser) - "Joe Exotic" has become a household name for anyone who's been holed up at home with a Netflix account, because Tiger King—the "enthralling" and "disturbing" true-life series that documents the strange goings-on at the Oklahoma roadside zoo run by Joseph Maldonado-Passage and an equally strange... More »

Netflix's Tiger King Resurfaces Millionaire's Disappearance

Sheriff is asking for tips in 1997 vanishing of Don Lewis, then husband of Carole Baskin

(Newser) - The most popular show on Netflix on Tuesday is its series Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness . Ditto on Monday. Rotten Tomatoes similarly lists it as the most popular show on TV right now. A Florida sheriff has taken note. Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister is leveraging the show's... More »

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