Larry Flynt, the controversial publisher known for launching an adult empire, has died, TMZ is reporting.
Family sources told TMZ, Flynt passed Wednesday morning in Los Angeles from heart failure.
For nearly 50 years, Flynt’s been one of the biggest names in the adult entertainment industry. He launched “Hustler” magazine in 1974, which brought him fame and fortune as it skyrocketed in popularity – and also brought countless legal issues.
Many of these First Amendment battles were chronicled in the Oscar-nominated 1996 film, “The People vs. Larry Flynt,” starring Woody Harrelson.
Flynt’s magazine and notoriety also led to him being shot in 1978 in a murder attempt by serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin. The shooting left Larry paralyzed from the waist down and confined to a wheelchair, and he suffered from constant pain and other medical issues as a result.
Along with being the name behind the Hustler brand, Flynt’s the president of Larry Flynt Publications.
He also opened the famous Hustler Casino near L.A. in 2000.
Flynt dabbled in politics, controversially of course, by attempting a brief presidential run in 1984 and running for Governor of California in the 2003 recall election. He also weighed in during Bill Clinton’s impeachment trial by offering $1 million for evidence of sexual transgressions to publish his “The Flynt Report.”
As for his personal life … Flynt was married 5 times. He married his current wife, Elizabeth Berrios, in 1998. He has 5 daughters and a son, along with many grandchildren and great-grandkids.
Larry was 78.
Elementary school parents received a disconcerting letter regarding their children attending Sparta Elementary School.
The letter advised parents that several children who attend the school were on board the flight from Cleveland to Dallas carrying Ebola patient Amber Joy Vinson, the second healthcare worker to be diagnosed with the virus.
The letter read, “This afternoon we were made aware that one of our students traveled on Frontier Airlines Flight #1143 from Cleveland to Dallas on Monday and attended classes on Tuesday and Wednesday.” Continue reading
A Yale University graduate student has been confined to isolation at Yale-New Haven Hospital for evaluation of possible Ebola.
The student was exhibiting Ebola-like symptoms after returning from Liberia on Saturday.
“Yale-New Haven Hospital admitted a patient late Wednesday night for evaluation of Ebola-like symptoms,” the hospital said in a statement. “We have not confirmed or ruled-out any diagnosis at this point. We are working in cooperation with City, State and Federal health officials. There is no further information available at this time.” Continue reading
Duluth police say a 14-year-old female was abducted on a city street by four black men traveling in a van.
Kaytlyn Rae Quintana was reportedly snatched near Denfeld High School in Minnesota, on Wednesday.
According to investigators, Quintana was pulled into a van against her will at about 2:40 p.m. by a black man with shoulder-length dreadlocks that had brown tips. Continue reading
Police are involved in a tense standoff and least two people are dead and two others hospitalized after a bank robbery gone very wrong.
Stockton police say one of the people killed was a hostage and the other was a suspect in the robbery.
The violence began when three people robbed a Bank of the West branch Wednesday afternoon and three women were taken hostage.
Police say the suspects opened fire with a semi-automatic weapon while officers chased them over several highways. Continue reading
HLN’s Nancy Grace, broke the news to, Charles Bothuell IV, the father of a missing boy, that his son had just been located in his own basement, what followed was one of the strangest few minutes in TV News history..
Bothuell’s odd reaction prompted many to question his official story.
Charles Bothuell IV appeared stunned … Continue reading
North Korean Foreign Ministry says upcoming Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy, The Interview, which involves a plot to assassinate Kim Jong-un, “will invite a strong and merciless countermeasure,” a.k.a. an act of war.
The country has condemned the the film will constitute an act of terrorism and saying it will retaliate if the film is released.
“If the U.S. administration connives at and patronizes the screening of the film, it will invite Continue reading
Jeremy Meeks, 30, is a convicted felon who now faces weapons charges and thousands of unexpected suitors..
His good looks have attracted over 4,000 comments on Facebook and 16,000 likes.
This is a sample of a comment posted to the police department’s wall: Maggie Beltran writes, “Too bad he is a criminal. He is a good looking man, could have been a model.” Continue reading
Police are searching for the driver of an SUV who motioned for a woman to cross a New Orleans’ street, and then ran over her intentionally.
New Orleans Police are now asking for the public’s help in identifying the drive of the vehicle.
The woman left a restaurant in the 2000 block of Magazine Street in the Lower Garden District around 7 p.m. last Thursday (June 5) and stood at the curb, waiting for a gap in the passing traffic so she could cross the street, said NOPD Sgt. Continue reading
Cops are not yet divulging “why” but what we do know is a first grader and a middle school student both died while attending school in separate incidents.
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A 7-year-old Philadelphia elementary school student died on Wednesday after he mysteriously falling ill and died during class and a New Jersey eighth-grade student from the Harrington Middle School in Mount Laurel died Wednesday afternoon after collapsing during a physical education class.