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Is EX- AMC star Jack Scalia in trouble over MIA funds & tax returns for 911 charities?

The New York Post broke a story over the weekend involving former All My Children star, Jack Scalia (Ex-Chris Stamp) involving tax trouble and funds centering on charities the actor started directly after 9/11.

According to the NY Post, “Scalia raised more than $100,000 for military vets and 9/11 victims, yet paid out little — and now claims he doesn’t know what happened to the money. The IRS yanked the tax-exempt status from Scalia’s 9-11-01 Lest We Forget group because it failed to file a single tax return in its decade of existence. And his Operation American Spirit charity, founded to help wounded vets, was suspended by California authorities because of lapses in paying taxes and fees.

Scalia started the 9/11 charity in New York soon after the terrorist attacks. Scalia, who now lives in California, told The Post he “wanted to do something to help.”  He claims the group collected cash through events such as autograph signings, but he said he had no memory of how much or where it went. “A little bit came in and went back out,” he said. The group was never incorporated in New York and never registered with the Attorney General’s Office, a requirement for soliciting donations in the state. It never filed a tax return, either.

Scalia  started Operation American Spirit in 2007 and boasted to the press that he would raise $100 million. He organized a 1,500-mile bike ride in 2007 along the West Coast to raise awareness of wounded vets and made stops at VA hospitals. But the group fell far short of Scalia’s goal, collecting $88,937 in 2007 and $14,490 in 2008, according to its tax filings. The nonprofit claims it distributed just $5,000 in grants in 2008 to help injured vets, but tax filings provide no details on the recipients of the cash.

Scalia, who is listed as president of the organization, said he didn’t know who got the money. “I was riding my bike and being the spokesperson,” he said. “I don’t know that end of it.” The charity was based at a sprawling estate and private golf course in Rancho Mirage, Calif., once owned by Edra Blixseth, who dated Scalia. Blixseth declared bankruptcy and is reportedly at the center of a criminal probe involving millions in loans she took out. Her former assistant was a board member of Operation American Spirit and her bookkeeper, who is also said to have been questioned by the FBI, incorporated the charity.”

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The NY Post and others are very late to this story

Nearly 2 years late …

The story was first broken by THE ENTERPRISE REPORT in Los Angeles.

Read those stories here:

EXCLUSIVE: JACK SCALIA AND OPERATION AMERICAN SPIRIT: NOBLE CAUSE OR CHARITY GONE BAD THAT LEFT U.S. WAR VETS ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD?

http://theenterprisereport.typepad.com/news/2009/11/scalia-operationamericanspirit.html

UPDATE: JACK SCALIA AND HIS CHARITY OPERATION AMERICAN SPIRIT: THE MONEY TRAIL

http://theenterprisereport.typepad.com/news/2010/03/update-jack-scalia-and-operation-american-spirit-the-money-trail.html

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Chrishell Stause and Singer G Flip Confirm Relationship

During the premiere of Friday night’s Selling Sunset reunion show on Netflix, there were several major moments, but one of them surprised many.

Former All My Children, Days of our Lives, and ‘Young and the Restless’ star, Chrishell Stause confirmed that she is in a relationship with Australian singer, G Flip.

Stause revealed that she is seeing the non-binary singer after the moderator, Tan France asked Chrishell if she was seeing anyone. The former soap star expressed: “I recently have been spending a lot of time with someone that’s very important to me. Their name is G Flip. They’re non-binary, so they go by they/them,” adding, “They are an extremely talented musician.”

Leave it to her soap background to play a part in the ultimate connection between Chrishell and G Flip. Stause explained: “It started because I was just going to be in their video. And it’s about this chaotic love story. I come from soaps, I love acting. And with the job that we have, I don’t always get to do it. At first of course I was like yes, let’s do that.”

G Flip’s latest single GAY 4 Me is out now and her new single is dropping on May 13th, GET ME OUTTA HERE.

Photo: Netflix

Previously, Chrishell was dating her ‘Selling Sunset’ boss, Jason Oppenheim, who opined about the break-up of their relationship on the special. In a scene shown on the Netflix special, Oppenheim shared, “This is not the time of my life where I want to have a family.”  Months back, reports had surfaced that the couple had differences they could not overcome.  However, now Jason expressed that Stause was “the love of my life” and said he may regret forever the fact that he let her go.

Now back to present time.  According to PEOPLE.com, Stause is enjoying the company of G Flip, and the two were seen out and about at West Hollywood’s nightclub/bar, The Abbey, this past Thursday cozying up to one another.

In addition, it appears that Stause and G Flip are now living together in Chrishell’s Los Angeles home, which reportedly was purchased, in part, by her selling her wedding to her ex husband, This Is Us star, Justin Hartley.

Over the last 24 hours, Stause took to her Instagram story clad in a bikini, and showed us the renovation progress of a large closet at her home.  She closed the IG story withm “I’m gonna come out of it now,” to which several of her former DAYS castmates had fun with the ‘play on words’ response and shared some comments back to her.

So, what do you think of Chrishell entering into a relationship with G Flip? We wish them the best. Share your thoughts below.  

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Susan Lucci Shares on the Loss of Her Husband Helmut Huber: ‘The Love of My Life’ Followed by Outpouring of Support From Co-Stars & Colleagues

All My Children’s iconic Daytime Emmy-winning star, Susan Lucci (Ex-Erica Kane) suffered the most heartbreaking loss when her beloved husband of 53 years, Helmut Huber, passed away back last month on March 28th at the age of 84.

Since that time and during her grief, Susan and her family have remained silent and off of social media.  However, in a beautiful, yet simple, Instagram post over the Easter and Passover weekend, Susan posted a touching photo of her with Helmut with the caption “The love of my life.”  The photo captured the essence of Susan and Helmut’s one-of-a-kind relationship.

What followed was a tremendous outpouring of love and support for Susan from friends, former co-stars, daytime colleagues, and fans.  Below are just a few comments to Susan’s post:

Eva LaRue (Ex-Maria, AMC) shared: “The most beautiful love story, better than any TV show could write! I’m so, so sorry for your loss Susan. Sending you so much love and all my prayers for comfort in your heartache.”

Andy Cohen (Watch What Happens Live, Bravo) wrote: “So sorry for your loss. The two of you were love personified ”

Rosalyn Sanchez  (Ex-Carmen, Devious Maids) expressed: “Thinking of you Susan… so sorry for your loss. Sending you love and light.”

Laura Wright  (Carly, GH) related: “Big love and hugs Susan – I’m so sorry for your loss ❤️❤️”

Melissa Claire Egan  (Chelsea, Y&R and Ex-Annie, AMC) simply put: ❤️❤️❤️

Share your thoughts and love for Susan in the comment section below during this difficult time.

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Kelly Ripa to Host New ABC Comedy Quiz Show ‘Generation Gap’

All My Children alum, and co-host of Live with Kelly and Ryan, Kelly Ripa (Ex-Hayley) will now add ‘game show host’ to her resume with the upcoming quiz series, Generation Gap from Jimmy Kimmel and Mark Burnett.

According to Deadline, after nearly three years since it was ordered to series, ABC will finally debuted the show with Ripa as its central face this July.

Generation Gap is executive produced by Kimmel’s Kimmelot production entity, MGM Television, along with Ripa and husband Mark Consuelos’ Milojo productions.

In the game show competition, different groups family members of different generations work together to answer questions about each other’s generations.

The loglines share that “the show will feature pop-culture trivia and challenges such as asking an 8 year old to finish the famous catchphrase, ‘Go ahead. Make my BLANK.”’

Look for Generation Gap to bow following Press Your Luck in the 9 pm ET slot starting July 7th.

So, what do you think of Kelly Ripa’s new game show? Comment below.

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