SC gov-elect won’t grant Oprah request
COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina’s new governor won’t grant Oprah Winfrey a prison interview she’s been trying to get for a decade with a woman who drowned her two young sons.
Susan Smith is serving a life sentence for killing 3-year-old Michael and 14-month-old Alex in 1994 by strapping them into their car seats and driving the car into a pond. She has not been interviewed since being charged. On Wednesday’s show, a Winfrey staffer said she has been trying to arrange an interview.
Winfrey suggested on the show that Gov.-elect Nikki Haley could change prison rules that prohibit media interviews.
Haley spokesman Rob Godfrey said Thursday that Winfrey won’t get her wish. He says Smith got enough attention when she originally claimed she was carjacked before the truth came out.
Site critical of NJ gov’s trip
TRENTON, N.J. — A new website is criticizing New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s out-of-state travels, including this week’s trip to Disney World while a blizzard socked the Garden State.
Whereschristie.com features photos from the Republican governor’s campaign trips altered to depict him in a red-and-white stocking cap like the character in the ‘‘Where’s Waldo?’’ children’s books.
Democrats criticized Christie for not cutting short his family’s Florida vacation while parts of Jersey were being buried by two feet of snow.
‘Octomom’ may have porn king for landlord
LOS ANGELES — ‘‘Octomom’’ Nadya Suleman’s next landlord could be a porn kingpin.
Amer Haddadin said on Thursday he is considering selling the Southern California home to Vivid Entertainment’s co-founder after months of trying to collect $450,000 due on the mortgage.
Haddadin has repeatedly warned Suleman to pay or get out, but he says his plan to evict Suleman and her 14 children on Friday is being delayed while he works out a deal with Vivid’s Steve Hirsch.
Suleman has turned down previous offers from Hirsch to appear in porn films.