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Ernie Johnson's wife Cheryl Johnson is a saint, and Ernie himself is a great guy. Back in 1991, Cheryl told Ernie she needed to go to Romania to try and help out with their exploding orphan child population. She had it in her mind that she would try and find a very young child (under a year) without any permanent handicaps. Instead, she found a three year-old boy with a host of just about the worst handicaps you can imagine, and she felt pity and worry over his future. She told Ernie about him over the phone, and Ernie told her to "bring him home." Ernie and Cheryl Johnson are heroes.
Their son Michael is now 26. He suffers from severe muscular dystrophy, which is a hellish disease that causes one's muscles to atrophy and dissolve away. That means every muscle-- like the muscles you use to play guitar, the muscles you use to speak, the muscles you use to breathe. Think about that the next time you want to feel sorry for yourself. He uses a wheelchair and permanent ventilator with a tracheostomy tube, but he's received all kinds of treatments and care that he certainly would not have had in Romania. Since there is no cure for muscular dystrophy, his disease gets worse every year. Ernie says of his son that "every day is a blessing." Michael is just one of four adopted children of Ernie and his wife Cheryl. The couple also have two biological children, one them, Maggie, was inspired by her parents to become a special education teacher.
Ernie says of adoption: "Every child has the right to a home. Any time I can, I speak to the benefit of adoptions for both parents and children, I never hesitate. At the same time it wouldn't be an honest portrayal if people thought I was preaching something that was all blue skies." Cheryl met Ernie when she was the drive-in teller at a bank back in 1979. Ernie was a news anchor for a station in Macon, Georgia. He somehow managed to start dating the bank teller. That's pretty impressive. I mean, I guess you just sit in the car and talk to her during the banking exchange or whatever. Anyway, Cheryl and Ernie are awesome.
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Karlos Williams' girlfriend Miranda Wilhelm is trying to call off investigations into a domestic battery complaint involving her and Karlos. As you might imagine, this is really bad PR for Florida State, as the school has been riddled with these issues recently. There have been three separate Flordia State starters to be accused of spousal abuse in the past two years. I don't really know how to respond to that. Can we just not hit the ladyfolk, please?
Mirana made a statement on Instagram with pictures explaining how she suffers from abuse, and she includes shots of welts and bruises. It's important to know that Karlos Williams was never mentioned by name. Here is the statement:
Domestic violence is NEVER okay. I have learned why women keep secrets and [are] scared to come forward. I'm ashamed to say I did the same thing but I am ready to speak up for women in situations like myself. I pray one day everyone sees your true colors and for what you really are. This was done to me 2 nights ago by a man I lived with for two years and bared two children by. Hopefully therapy will help you one day fix this and your sons never even work their hands to hurt a woman, mind you a pregnant woman to this extent.
The battery complaint report was not filed by her, and she told everyone she'd never spoken with the police. She has since deleted her Instagram account, and we already know she's asking police to stop investigations; they rarely do in cases like these, as I understand it. We can postulate that one of her friends or family members saw her Instagram post and made a call to police on behalf of Wilhelm. You'd like to think there's a Larry David-type situation that explains all of this-- you know, she'd been to a really intense masseuse that gave her bruises, and she was playing a joke over Instagram. Sadly, that seems highly unlikely. I'm curious to see where this goes.
The status of their relationship is unclear at this time. There are conflicting reports suggesting they have split, while others indicate they are still together.
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Justin Brent's girlfriend Lisa Ann is a pornographic film actress, and apparently she is an actress of the first stripe. She is reported to be the most popular porn star in the world, as a matter of fact. Now, Justin is a freshman at Notre Dame, which means he is no more than 18 years old. Lisa Ann is a senior at the University of Vivid Entertainment, and she is 42 years of age. The Cougar has pounced, folks.
You can get a sense for Lisa's love of football from her Twitter and Instagram feeds. She is a big Eagles fan, as she was born in Easton, Pennsylvania, and she goes to football games every now and again. She also plays a good deal of fantasy football, and she's quite serious about it judging from her constant updates on Twitter. As a matter of fact, Lisa is a big sports fan in general. She's got a signed Michael Jordan basketball that was given to her as a gift by some dude on the SWAT team in Miami. I'm guessing he was hot for teacher. Well, Justin Brent can now say that Lisa Ann is his girlfriend, and no signed basketball was necessary since she approached him. TMZ reported they were both traveling, and she gave him her number.
Man, how weird would it be if Justin decided to marry his girlfriend Lisa? Lisa is most famous for acting in a porno flick called Who's Nailin' Paylin?. In the movie, Lisa is apparently a dead ringer for a sexed-up Sarah Palin, and she gets it on with other powerful political figures played by other porn actresses. The film was a big success, and subsequent sequels followed. Interestingly, way back before Lisa became a porn actress, she was on the Howard Stern show as a "Snapple Girl" on Stern's channel 9 show. A Snapple Girl was basically just a girl holding Snapple bottles as a sponsor for the show. Lisa appears to have a much larger nose in the YouTube clip I found, but let's not get all Rene Zelweggery about that. Little did anyone know she'd soon be able to professionally hold more than just a Snapple bottle.