Police Questioning Two ‘Persons Of Interest’ In Jussie Smollett Attack

Dina Lohan wasn’t being catfished… Ryan Adams investigation… Colton Underwood was grabbed… Katy Perry & Orlando Bloom are engaged… and Police questioning two ‘persons of interest’ in Jussie Smollett attack

It turns out Dina Lohan wasn’t being catfished. The guy she’s been talking to for five years and has never met is for real and his name is Jesse Nadler. And yes, he agreed with Dina’s account that they haven’t met because Dina lives in NY and he lives in California caring for his sick mother. But despite never physically meeting, Jesse said they are heading towards marriage. The problem with all that is Jesse’s been saying the exact same stuff to another woman for the past five years. The Blast talked to Linda Scarpa — and you may know that name because she wrote The Mafia Hit Man’s Daughter. Her dad was Greg Scarpa, a Colombo family hit man turned FBI informant. Linda says that back in 2014, Jesse found her on Facebook and started messaging her. And he had that same story about his sick mom and how he can’t travel to meet her and how he wanted to marry her. But last May, Greg told Linda that he had dumped Dina because he like her more, only she didn’t realize he was talking about Dina Lohan. When that news broke, Linda says she messaged Jesse, “I guess I’m not the only one,” and he called her up and tried to tell her that this whole thing was a huge misunderstanding. She wasn’t buying any of it and now she’s sharing her story to warn other women. Jesse told The Blast that while he loves and respects Linda, it’s nothing romantic and he is definitely with Dina. That stuff about him breaking up with her back in May? He says it happened after a lovers quarrel, but they’re all good now.

In response to the New York Times article about Ryan Adams using his celebrity status to emotionally abuse and harass women, the FBI has opened an investigation to find out if one of his relationships was criminal. In the article, a 20-year-old woman who calls herself “Ava” says that Ryan reached out to her when she was 14, and between the ages of 15 and 16, she and Ryan engaged in more than 3000 sexually explicit texts, DMs and Skype sessions. According to the Times piece, Ryan asked her age repeatedly. Ava sometimes lied that she was 18 and sometimes she didn’t answer him, but she never provided Ryan with any proof of her actual age. So now the FBI has to determine if Ryan knew she was actually a minor when they were communicating.

Despite the fact that he’s constantly in the shower and shirtless on “The Bachelor,” that doesn’t give anybody the right to touch or grab Colton Underwood inappropriately. We learned on the show that Colton has a charity called Legacy Foundation, which helps kids with cystic fibrosis. Colton was hosting a charity event Wednesday night but ended up leaving early. He explained on his Instagram story: “San Diego. I’m sorry if you didn’t get a picture at the event last night, but at one point during the event I was grabbed and touched inappropriately while people were throwing cameras in my face. I am the type of person who would have stood in line for hours to make sure anyone who supported the event got a picture, but once that happened I had to do what was best for me as a human being. I didn’t sign up to be a piece of meat or a zoo animal. I hope we run into each other at another event or on the street and I can take the time to say hello. Thank you again for coming to support Legacy and the fight against CF.”

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom are engaged! They each posted the same photo on their Instagram of Katy wearing a vintage ring shaped like a huge flower. He captioned his, “Lifetimes,” while she captioned hers, “Full bloom.” Katy’s mom confirmed the news on her Facebook, writing, “Look who got engaged on Valentine’s Day!” And she posted pictures of Katy and Orlando celebrating the news in a room filled with flowery heart-shaped archways and heart-shaped balloons. Katy and Orlando were first photographed getting flirty with each other at a Golden Globes after-party in January 2016. They broke up in March 2017 but got back together that summer and have been together ever since.

Huge developments in the Jussie Smollett case. Around 2am on January 29, Jussie was attacked by two men who beat him, put a rope around his neck, dumped bleach on him and yelled, “MAGA country!” Surveillance video captured two men who were in the area around the time of the attack, and reportedly Jussie told officers he believed those were the men who attacked him. Police have found those two men. They were picked up by police at O’Hare Airport Wednesday night as they were arriving back in the US from Nigeria. They reportedly left for Nigeria the same day Jussie was attacked, but police were tracking them the whole time and were waiting for them when they landed in Chicago. It turns out these two men worked as extras on the set of “Empire.” Police went to their home and seized five bottles of bleach, two laptops, a red hat and some other items. While it was widely reported the men who attacked Jussie were wearing MAGA hats, Jussie said that part wasn’t true. And police say media reports that Jussie staged this attack to make sure he’s not written off of “Empire” are inaccurate.

 

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