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jenkins murder_jasmine-fioreThe reality TV contestant, Ryan Alexander Jenkins, wanted for questioning in the grisly murder of swimsuit model, Jasmine Fiore, may have crossed the border it into Canada, cops said Thursday.  Jenkins’ black BMW SUV and an empty boat trailer were found late Wednesday at a marina in Blaine, Wash., about three miles from the crossing, police said.

Calgary-born Jenkins disappeared after reporting his ex-wife, Jasmine Fiore, missing.  She was later found dead in a dumpster near Los Angeles. Fiore’s mother, Lisa Lepore, pleaded for cops to track down Jenkins, who she described as “insanely jealous.”

Nevada court records show that Jenkins was charged in June with domestic abuse for slugging Fiore in the arm.  He  also previously served 15 months’ probation for a 2007 assault on a woman in Canada.

A contestant on the VH1 reality show “Megan Wants a Millionaire,” Jenkins married the Fiore in a quickie Las Vegas wedding in March, records show.  But the marriage was annulled in May.

Jenkins has been named a “person of interest,” simply because the police where not able to find him for questioning.

kendra wilkinson pregnant_hank bassettKendra Wilkinson, known as one of Hugh Hefner’s three girlfriends on The Girls Next Door, is pregnant according to E!.  Wilkinson is engaged to Philidelphia Eagles wide receiver, Hank Bassett, and released this statement:

“Hank and I are thrilled to announce that we are expecting our first child together. We are touched by the outpouring of support by our family, friends and fans.”

Update:  Kendra is due on Christmas Day!

Anna David & BoughtMarvelous Girl recently caught up with relationship, sex and addiction expert Anna David, to discuss her upcoming novel Bought, a tale of high-class prostitution in Hollywood.  Anna is a regular contributor to Details Magazine; has appeared as a relationship and sex expert for CNN, The Today Show and many other broadcast outlets; and has written for The New York Times, Maxim, Playboy, and more. 

Here’s Marvelous Girl’s fascinating chat with the fabulous Anna David –

MG:  Your latest novel, Bought, is a story about high-class call girls among the Hollywood elite.  What was the inspiration for this book?

AD:  Years ago, I wrote an article on high-class prostitution in Hollywood for Details. I had anticipated interviewing people over a few weeks and gathering some anecdotes, but I ended up spending about six months obsessively infiltrating that universe, getting to know the girls as well as the detectives, FBI informants and other denizens of the underworld. I was always disappointed that the article ended up being this 2000-word story that essentially just relayed how rich men got their rocks off and didn’t get into the dynamics behind any of it. So I decided to fictionalize what I’d learned and incorporate in aspects of some of the dysfunctional relationships I’ve been in to tell a story about how much we all sell ourselves to get what we want.

MG:  From your experience, is society’s perception of women, sex and prostitution changing?  If so, what conclusions can be drawn about modern day gender relations?

AD:  I think when Paris Hilton became the most famous person in the world by starring in a sex tape, a societal shift occurred and suddenly being in the sex industry – or doing anything associated with it — not only seemed glamorous but also had the potential to make you famous. Case in point: post Spitzer bust, Ashlee Dupree got a record deal and started attending fashion shows. What all of this does, of course, is sweep under the rug the fact that some of the girls engaging in this kind of thing are acting out after having been abused and are seriously screwed up.

MG:  In Bought and your previous novel, Party Girl, you explore the ramifications of trying to live a “celebrity lifestyle.”  Do you think this lack of self and obsession with Hollywood glamour is a growing societal trend, particularly in women?

AD:  Yes, it definitely is. In his book Fame Junkies, Jake Halpern cites studies showing that shocking numbers of teenagers these days list being famous as a career goal or rate being able to meet a Hollywood celebrity higher than being able to meet any political or world figure. And I know that, especially when I was a practicing addict, I was oh so drawn to the celebrity world. It was just another way to get out of having to feel my most upsetting feelings – focusing on how cool I thought I was because I knew celebrities rather than how empty I felt. I’m so grateful that I burned out on that, but there are people I know who are still so wrapped up in that world, not realizing that it doesn’t really have anything to do with them or that worshipping at the altar of celebrity is actually stripping them of some of their humanity.

MG:  What advice would you give to these women?

AD:  I’d say, look at a lot of these celebrities’ lives – the minute-long marriages, the disasters, and the breakdowns, all of it — and ask yourself if you really want to be living that way. And look at your own life. Are you using your fascination with celebrity-dom as a way to not have to focus on what’s going on with you?

MG:  Are there any other trends you’re noticing involving women?

AD:  Well, there’s the whole hook-up thing. Supposedly, high school and college students today are having sex with random people instead of going on dates and embarking on relationships. And, look. I can count on one hand the number of women I know who can have random sex and not feel like crap about it. It makes me feel about 180 years old to say this but if girls feel like that’s what they have to do to be able to be romantically involved with boys, that’s pretty scary. I’m certainly not suggesting anything nutty like abstinence pledges but I think they should still feel comfortable explaining to boys if they want something more substantial.

Anna David’s marvelous new novel, Bought, hits shelves May 18, 2009.  For purchasing details, click here or visit  

Shanna Moakler

Shanna Moakler

Because of the controversy surrounding the Miss California Pagent recently, former Miss USA, Shanna Moakler, resigned as Co-Director of the Miss California Pagent.  Moakler released this statement:

“Since the press conference yesterday, I had a chance to think about what has taken place, and I feel that at this time it is in my best interest to resign from the Miss California USA organization,” states Shanna Moakler. “I can not with a clear conscious move forward supporting and promoting the Miss Universe Organization when I no longer believe in it, or the contracts I signed committing myself as a youth. I want to be a role model for young woman with high hopes of pageantry, but now feel it more important to be a role model for my children. I am sorry and hope I have not let any young supporters down but wish them the best of luck in fulfilling their dreams.”

Click here to see how the controversy started.

Update:  Moakler said she’d return to her position as Co-Director of the Miss California Pagent if Trump approved.

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