A long-rumored sex tape featured pro wrassling icon and pop culture fixture Hulk Hogan has surfaced online.
The website Gawker posted the clip after saying it received a copy from an anonymous source.
According to the site, the 1½-minute segment is edited down from a 30-minute recording and shows Hogan about to put some non-wrestling moves on an unidentified brunette.
Before things get hot and heavy, the ex-grappler's cell phone goes off (the ringtone is daughter Brooke Hogan's song "About Us"). Ewww ... .
Hulk decides not to answer, and a brief montage of X-rated activity ensues.
An attorney for Hogan told E! Online that the wrestler was taking legal action to make sure no one profited off the tape, which he said was secretly recorded without his authorization.
Meanwhile, on the same day the Hogan clip appeared, his ex-wife Linda Hogan was arrested around 1 a.m. in Los Angeles for suspicion of driving under the influence, E! Online reports.
A rep said Linda Hogan had a blood-alcohol level of 0.084 (just above California's 0.08 legal limit), but police would not confirm this.
Linda Hogan was returning home after attending a jewelry function in L.A., her rep said, where she drank a glass of champagne on an empty stomach. Linda was released on $5,000 bail several hours after being booked.
MEL BROOKS TAPPED FOR AFI AWARD: Funnyman Mel Brooks has been selected by the American Film Institute to receive the 41st Life Achievement Award, the organization's highest honor for a career in film.
The 86-year-old writer/director/producer/actor's beloved movies include "The Producers," "Blazing Saddles" and "Young Frankenstein."
"Mel Brooks is America's long-reigning king of comedy -- and as he taught us long ago, it's good to be the king," Howard Stringer, chair of the AFI's board of trustees, said in a statement. "He's a master of an art form that rarely gets the respect it deserves, and it is AFI's honor to shine a bright light on laughter by presenting Mel Brooks the 41st AFI Life Achievement Award."
Previous recipients include Morgan Freeman, Steven Spielberg, Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Clint Eastwood, Alfred Hitchcock, Bette Davis, Jack Nicholson, Orson Welles and, the most recent honoree, Shirley MacLaine.
JOHN LEGEND CANCELS LOCAL SHOW, TOUR: R&B star John Legend has canceled is upcoming tour, which included a Nov. 21 date at the Fox Theater in Oakland, because he hasn't finished his new album yet.
The singer announced the cancellation on his website, saying, "Unfortunately, while the creative process has been exciting and I'm pretty certain we're going to deliver the best album of my career so far, the timing hasn't adhered to the schedule I originally envisioned."
He added, "My team and I have made the agonizing decision to put off the tour until 2013 when we know we will have the new music done and will be ready to fully unveil the creative vision through the album and the live experience."
We're wondering how many normal people could get away with an excuse like that at work.
Here's the kicker: Kanye West might be part of the problem. The mercurial, exacting rapper has been collaborating with Legend on the new recording. West does not have the reputation of being particularly speedy in the recording studio.
"Kanye is my friend and he's never treated me like a jackass," Legend quipped earlier this year, referring to President Obama calling West a "jackass." "He's one of the most talented artists we know in this generation and I feel very fortunate to be able to work with him."
Legend said those who purchased tickets for the canceled shows will get a refund.
DARYL HANNAH BUSTED DURING PROTEST: Daryl Hannah was arrested (again) Thursday, this time in Texas for protesting the creation of an oil pipeline.
The actress, 51, and landowner Eleanor Fairchild, 78, reportedly stood on equipment on Fairchild's Winnsboro farm to halt attempts at building the Keystone XL pipeline, which would bring crude oil from Alberta, Canada, to the Gulf Coast of Texas.
"It is unfortunate Ms. Hannah and other out-of-state activists have chosen to break the law by illegally trespassing on private property," David Dodson, a spokesman for TransCanada, which is behind the construction of the reported $7 billion pipeline, said in an email to the Associated Press.
Hannah was charged with criminal trespass and resisting arrest, paying a $1,000 and a $3,000 bond, respectively. She was released around midnight.
The last time Hannah was arrested, she was protesting the construction of the oil pipeline in Washington, D.C.
INEBRIATED CHRIS BROWN TWEETS ABOUT RIHANNA: Chris Brown isn't exactly keeping quiet about his breakup with aspiring model Karrueche Tran, or his apparently renewed romance with Rihanna.
Hours after the singer, 23, confirmed is split from Tran, Brown posted a video on Twitter titled "The Real Chris Brown."
In the clip, Brown admits he's "a little drunk" but says he wants to set the record straight about falling back in love with Rihanna, 24, while still dating Tran, 23. "Y'all don't really get the real Chris Brown, so I like to just be honest, man. I'm stressed out," he says. That's just real (expletive), man."
Brown adds, "When you share history with somebody, then you tend to fall in love with somebody else, it's kinda difficult. Is there such thing as loving two people? I don't know if that's possible, but for me, I feel like that."
"Y'all are probably like, 'What the (expletive) is he talking about right now?' But I'm just saying, I'm being real. I don't want to hurt either or. I'm not trying to be a player. I'm not trying to be a dog. None of that. My mama raised me differently. I just can't. It's too much sometimes."
When Brown first confirmed his split to Us Weekly, he said he had "decided to be single to focus on my career. I love Karrueche very much but I don't want to see her hurt over my friendship with Rihanna. I'd rather be single allowing us to both be happy in our lives." Brown and Tran dated for about a year.
After Brown's video went viral, an emotional Tran expressed her heartbreak via Twitter. "What the (expletive) is going on?" she wrote. "All I'm saying is, you don't mess with people's genuine feelings. You just don't!"
Pre-split, Tran and "Diamonds" singer Rihanna frequently traded insults over Twitter. According to sources, Tran says she has long been aware of Brown's recent relations with the pop star.
Even after Brown assaulted her in February 2009, Rihanna believes he is "the love of my life." During the August 19 episode of "Oprah's Next Chapter," the singer said Brown feels the same way. "We love each other and we probably always will, and that's not anything that we're going to try to change."
CAREY'S LOADED FOR BEAR: Mariah Carey is apparently taking her feud with Nicki Minaj seriously.
The "American Idol" judge on Thursday made good on her word to travel with increased security in the wake of her altercation with fellow judge Minaj, at which Carey claims her rival threatened to shoot her. Carey returned to the Baton Rouge set of the Fox-TV show with what E! Online described as some particularly intimidating posse members in tow, including what appeared to be uniformed Baton Rouge police officer.
This couldn't possibly be a publicity stunt, could it?
OCT. 6 IN HISTORY
Today is Saturday, Oct. 6, the 280th day of 2012. There are 86 days left in the year.
1536: English theologian and scholar William Tyndale, who was the first to translate the Bible into Early Modern English, was executed for heresy.
1683: Thirteen families from Krefeld, Germany, arrived in Philadelphia to begin Germantown, one of America's oldest settlements.
1884: The Naval War College was established in Newport, R.I.
1927: The era of talking pictures arrived with the opening of "The Jazz Singer," starring Al Jolson, a movie that featured both silent and sound-synchronized sequences.
1928: Chiang Kai-shek became president of China.
1939: As remaining military resistance in Poland crumbled, Adolf Hitler delivered a speech to the Reichstag blaming the Poles for the Nazi-Soviet invasion of their country.
1949: U.S.-born Iva Toguri D'Aquino, convicted of treason for being Japanese wartime broadcaster "Tokyo Rose," was sentenced in San Francisco to 10 years in prison (she ended up serving more than six).
1958: The nuclear submarine USS Seawolf surfaced after spending 60 days submerged.
1973: War erupted in the Middle East as Egypt and Syria attacked Israel during the Yom Kippur holiday.
1976: In his second debate with Jimmy Carter, President Gerald R. Ford asserted there was "no Soviet domination of eastern Europe." (Ford later conceded he'd misspoken.)
1979: Pope John Paul II, on a weeklong U.S. tour, became the first pontiff to visit the White House, where he was received by President Jimmy Carter.
1981: Egyptian President Anwar Sadat was shot to death by extremists while reviewing a military parade.
1989: Actress Bette Davis died in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, at age 81.
2002: Pope John Paul II elevated to sainthood Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer, the Spanish priest who'd founded the conservative Catholic organization Opus Dei. The French oil tanker Limburg was attacked by a small explosives-laden boat off Yemen's coast, killing one Bulgarian crew member. Prince Claus, the German-born husband of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, died in Amsterdam at age 76.
2007: Pakistan's Gen. Pervez Musharraf won a presidential election boycotted by most of his opponents. British adventurer Jason Lewis finally returned home, completing a 13-year, 46,000-mile human-powered circumnavigation of the globe at Greenwich, England.
2011: In a poor quality audio recording, a voice identified as that of Moammar Gadhafi called on Libyans to take to the streets and wage a campaign of civil disobedience against the country's new leader. The Nobel Prize in literature was awarded to psychologist Tomas Transtromer, Sweden's most famous poet.
Broadcaster and writer Melvyn Bragg (73), actress Britt Ekland (70), singer Millie Small (66), the president of Sinn Fein, Gerry Adams (64), singer-musician Thomas McClary (63), musician Sid McGinnis (63), CBS chief executive officer Les Moonves (63), rock singer Kevin Cronin of REO Speedwagon (61), rock singer-musician David Hidalgo of Los Lobos (58), former NFL player and coach Tony Dungy (57), actress Elisabeth Shue (49), singer Matthew Sweet (48), actress Jacqueline Obradors (46), country singer Tim Rushlow (46), rock musician Tommy Stinson (46), actress Amy Jo Johnson (42), actress Emily Mortimer (41), actor Lamman Rucker (41), actor Ioan Gruffudd (39), actor Jeremy Sisto (38), R&B singer Melinda Doolittle (35), actor Wes Ramsey (35).