Jamie Jungers, one of the women who claimed to have a relationship with golfer Tiger Woods, has insisted to news outlets that she was in no way a paid escort. But according to onetime madam Michelle Braun, that’s not the case.
According to a recently obtained 1099 form, Jungers was part of a stable of escorts managed by Braun. Jungers’ income, according to the form? $31,400.
That’s not the only woman connected to Woods managed by Braun. Porn star Holly Sampson, who in a much-circulated video claimed to have an affair with Woods before he was married, also has a 1099 filed by Braun. According to that document, filed for the 2009 tax year, Braun paid Sampson $24,600.
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Many of Braun’s clients booked escorts via email, but according to Braun, Woods booked “either by phone call or text.” A source quite close to Braun says that Woods is just one of many recognizable names on her roster.
“If she went public with the whole list, people would be utterly shocked,” said the source.
It's possible that Braun may end up discussing more of those names. According to text messages between the source and Braun, Braun is negotiating a $500,000 deal to give a tell-all interview.
Chris Brown irate over album treatment
Chris Brown’s first new album since the singer pled guilty to a February assault of then-girlfriend Rihanna was released last week, but some retailers aren’t carrying it.
Brown lashed out at those retailers that aren’t stocking “Graffiti” via his Twitter feed, and he’s not just angry at stores, he’s angry at the industry as a whole.
Note: The following tweets are edited only in order to achieve a PG rating. All other spelling/syntax remains the same.
Brown began his tirade at 3:04 p.m., Dec 11, “im tired of this s***. major stores r blackballing my cd. not stockin the shelves and lying to costumers. what the f*** do i gotta do...”
He followed that up minutes later with ”WTF... yeah i said it and i aint retracting s***.”
At 3:12 p.m., he stated the obvious: “im not biting my tongue about s*** else... the industry can kiss my ass.”
(At this point, Brown says he’s sorry about the language: “for the young fans.. honestly, sorry for all the cursing…”)
On Sunday, Brown visited a Walmart and had a look for himself: ”JUST WAS AT WALMART IN wallingford CT,844 north colony.. the didnt even have my album in the back... not on shelves, saw for myself …
“the manager told me that when there are new releases its mandatory to put em on the shelves.. BUT NO SIGN OF #GRAFFITI . BS”
Reps for Wal-Mart weren’t available at press time, but there was no announcement from retailers prior to the release saying they wouldn’t stock Brown’s new album.
Enchanting weekend box office
“The Princess and the Frog” won easily at the box office last weekend. The animated Disney flick made $25 million, beating previous box office darling, “The Blind Side,” which made $15.4 million, and was No. 2.
“Invictus” was the other buzzy new release last weekend, and it was No. 3, with a $9 million take. Although no one expected huge numbers for the film, $9 million is a little flat for a picture that has a considerable amount of Oscar buzz, thanks to an incredible performance by Morgan Freeman, who plays Nelson Mandela.
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