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Playmate to Politico: How Pamela Anderson Became an International Woman of Mystery

The former 'Baywatch' star opens up about her relationship with Julian Assange ("We talk about the Bible"), attending Donald Trump’s birthday party (for a $500 fee), her activism, ex Kid Rock ("When he was with me ... I don't think he was very Republican") and meetings at the Kremlin with Vladimir Putin.

Stan Lee Needs a Hero: Elder Abuse Claims and a Battle Over the Aging Marvel Creator

At Marvel in New York in the '60s, he created the comic book characters that dominate the box office today. But at 95 and reeling from his wife’s death and a fight with his daughter, Lee stands at the center of a nasty battle for his care (and estate) as one friend pleads for help: "He's in need of a superhero himself."

The ‘Prince’ of Hollywood: Zsa Zsa Gabor’s Widower Reveals His Hustler Past as He Auctions Her Belongings

Prince Frederic von Anhalt, the late star's ninth and final husband, is an operator who bought his bloodline and says he made millions selling titles to other wannabes. As he preps the April sell-off of his late wife’s estate, he opens up about their marriage and his dubious backstory.

Young Harvey Weinstein: The Making of a Monster

Long before he was a Miramax movie mogul, Weinstein was an "artsy-fartsy" student, a savvy concert promoter and, it turns out, a budding abuser and sexual predator. The Hollywood Reporter retraces his moves in Queens and Buffalo and interviews dozens of former friends and associates to examine the formative years of Hollywood's most infamous figure.

“They Got the Wrong Envelope!”: The Oral History of Oscar’s Epic Best Picture Fiasco

One year after the craziest, most improbable and downright embarrassing moment in Academy Awards history, 29 key players open up (many for the first time) about the onstage chaos, backstage bickering and who's really to blame for Envelopegate and the two minutes and 23 seconds that 'La La Land' beat 'Moonlight.'

Hollywood’s Most Toxic Bromance: The Implosion of Charlie Sheen and Lenny Dykstra

He's a former major leaguer nicknamed "Nails" and an ex-con hustler who made (and lost) millions, but none of that could have prepared Dykstra for his friendship with the wild-man actor, who he alleges is a dangerous criminal about to be taken down by the Feds.

‘Narcos’ Goes East? A Dubai Art Dealer, Pablo Escobar’s Brother and a Cache of Possibly Fake Art

When a businessman in the emirate was approached to broker deals for a questionable collection of works by the likes of Picasso, he soon found himself plunged into an infamous world.

Kathy Griffin: Can a Comic in Exile Come Back?

Eight months after torching her career (and friendship with Anderson Cooper) via a not-so-funny photograph of a decapitated Donald Trump, the comedienne is holed up in her Bel Air mansion, talking to the FBI, trying to figure out what happened and pondering if it's possible to return to the spotlight: "When you're a woman, you get one f—up and it's over."

Ellen Pompeo, TV’s $20 Million Woman, Reveals Her Behind-the-Scenes Fight for “What I Deserve”

The 'Grey's Anatomy' star recalls in her own words the personal struggles and advice from Shonda Rhimes that led to a milestone: highest-paid actress on a primetime drama.