Famed sexter and former To Catch a Predator host Chris Hansen isn't letting a lawsuit or a scandal or losing all his money get him down . Especially not when he can have yours instead. Tomorrow, Hansen will launch a Kickstarter campaign for a new series that is apparently not a joke: Hansen vs. Predator.
Chris Hansen traveled to Detroit, Michigan for a Dateline special that aired tonight on the state of what is probably America's most desolate city. And in aerial footage—devastation porn at its best—Detroit's grim plight was revealed. Video inside.
Fashion Week queen bee Fern Mallis turns 61 today. The legendary Diana Ross turns 65. Nancy Pelosi is 69. Keira Knightley is celebrating her 24th. Steven Tyler is 61. Curtis Sliwa turns 55. Michael Imperioli is 43. Journalist Bob Woodward turns 66. Author Erica Jong is 67. Martin Short is 59. James Caan is turning 69. Amy Smart is 33. Jennifer Grey is 49. Leeza Gibbons turns 52. Kenny Chesney is turning 41. NBC's Chris Hansen turns 50. Hedge fund manager William von Mueffling is 41. And Elaine Chao, the former Labor Secretary and current sister-in-law of Bruce Wasserstein, is 56 today.
A federal judge ruled today that the family of Louis Conradt, a man who committed suicide after being featured on an episode of the most disheartening and soulless news program ever made, To Catch a Predator, can continue with their lawsuit against NBC, which produces the "let's bust an alleged pederast" Dateline segments. The family is suing for $105 million, saying that Conradt's civil rights were violated and that the network willfully inflicted emotional distress. Conradt shot himself in the head moments after a TCaP-prompted child sex raid led police to break into his home. Host Chris Hansen could not be reached for comment, because he's currently hiding somewhere in the bushes, waiting for some sorry sick fuck to drink a fake thirteen year old's margarita. [UPI] If you're not familiar with TCaP, a video is after the jump.