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What a Creep: John Edwards (Political Creep) Season 6, Episode 3

What a Creep

Season 6, Episode 3

John Edwards

John Edwards was a US Senator for North Carolina and the Democratic nominee for Vice President in 2004 with John Kerry for President. He also ran for president in 2008.

But also, he’s a creep who cheated on his wife while she was dying from cancer and misused campaign funds to keep his mistress a secret, which back in the day was enough to ruin your political career.

Sources from this episode include:

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What a Creep: “Sports Creeps” Mike Tyson, Margaret Court, John Rocker & Sean Avery

What a Creep 

Season 6, Episode 1

“Sports Creeps”

It’s season six here at What a Creep and today’s episode is all about the Creeps and assholes in the sports world (two apiece) and then we talk about a couple of sports folks who are about a “Not Creepy” as it gets. Enjoy!

 

Main sources for this episode: 

 

Margaret Court

Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson was the heavyweight champion of the world. He wrote a best-selling memoir. He did a one-man show in Vegas. He’s the guy in “The Hangover” movies and the animated series named “Mike Tyson Mysteries” on Adult Swim. He’s also a convicted rapist and domestic abuser. 

 

Sean Avery

 

John Rocker

John Rocker was a relief pitcher and closer in the MLB in the late 90s. He played for the Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers, and Tampa Bay Devil Rays. He’s also a racist and homophobic bigot. Be sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts and you will never miss an episode. 

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What a Creep: Leona Helmsley “The Queen of Mean” (Season 5, Episode 10)

What a Creep

Season 5, Episode 10

Leona Helmsley

Leona Helmsley and her husband Harry Helmsley had a $1.4 billion real estate empire in New York, including the Empire State Building, the Graybar Building, the Flatiron Building, and 26 hotels.

They were also tax-evading billionaires, who often tried to get out of paying people for their work. Leona, in particular, was known as the Queen of Mean, because she would yell at her employees and treated them like crap.

Sources include:

People Magazine from May 2, 1988

The New York Times

Reuters

The New Yorker

Chicago Sun-Times

ABC News

Wikipedia

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What a Creep: Frank Sinatra (Season 5, Episode 9)

What a Creep 

Season 5, Episode 9

Frank Sinatra

 

Francis Albert Sinatra is one of the most celebrated vocalists of the 20th Century. He has sold over 150 million records and continues to sell just as well now as he did at the height of his height popularity. 

He was known for his blue eyes and velvet voice He was one of the first teen heartthrobs, a lover of women, a man who would just as soon get into a fight and then hug a person. He was demanding of everyone around him but outside of music & performing—cut himself a lot of slack. 

Frank was a loyal friend unless you pissed him off, a good actor if you didn’t ask for too many takes, a lover who expected fidelity and gave none of it back. He was incredibly progressive for his time but used ethnic slurs without care.

Frank ran on all cylinders until he ran out of gas. Then he expected to be treated with kid gloves. He loved his kids but did not spend much time with them. He could be very generous and also hold a grudge for years.

He could be elegant and a total brute. Demanding and then pathetic. He was either a manic depressive or bipolar individual who at times could be a complete and total creep. He is complicated, smart, funny, mean, talented, childish, and ultimately a sad, lonely man who was his own worst enemy. 

Sources for this episode include:

The London Telegraph (Martin Chilton)

Wikipedia

Daily Mail (excerpt of Barbara Sinatra’s Book)

New York Daily News (Sheryl Connelly)

Mental Floss (Bill Demain)

PBS.org

Musicoholics

Frank Sinatra: Behind the Legend by J. Randy Taraborrelli

The Guardian (David Mayer)

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What a Creep: Bryan Singer Update & More Creeps in the News

What a Creep

Update & Replay

Bryan Singer

Bryan Singer’s movies have earned more than $3 billion at the box office, putting him in the top tier of Hollywood directors. His films include four X-MEN movies, THE USUAL SUSPECTS, APT PUPIL, and SUPERMAN RETURNS. He directed most of BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY, but he got fired three weeks before filming was completed, and his name was removed from the credits. He’s also is a serious creep, who has been accused of multiple sexual assaults over the past 20 years, and Hollywood only recently started acknowledging it.

We have some updated Creepy news here along with the original episode which ran in January 2020. 

The Atlantic

Deadline

Vox

Bryan Singer’s Instagram

NotableBiographies.com

DuncanRoy.com

Wikipedia

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What a Creep: Woody Allen (Season 5, Episode 7)

What a Creep

Season 5, Episode 7

Woody Allen

Woody Allen is one of Hollywood’s most celebrated writers and directors. He’s made more than 50 movies. He’s been nominated for the Academy Awards 53 times, and he won 12 times. 

People liked him so much that they pretended not to notice that Woody Allen is a dirty old man with an obsession for young girls. And they all but ignored the charges of child molestation that his daughter, Dylan, made until recently.

Sources for this episode include:

Vox

Chicago Tribune

New York Times

Hollywood Reporter

Dylan Farrow’s piece in The New York Times

Woody Allen’s response in The New York Times

Dylan Farrow’s piece in The Los Angeles Times

New York Magazine interview with Soon-Yi Previn

People Magazine

The Daily Beast

Huffington Post

Vanity Fair

Biography

Wikipedia

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What a Creep: Mario Batali (Season 5, Episode 6)

What a Creep 

Season 5, Episode 6

Mario Batali

 

Mario Batali is one of the most celebrated chefs of the 21st Century. During his career, he has hosted multiple television shows, authored several bestselling cookbooks, opened Michelin-rated restaurants, was friends with celebrities, was named as GQ Man of the Year in 1999, and won the James Beard Award.

He even made an appearance on The Simpsons “Treehouse of Horrors!”

Batali is also known as a world-class woman-abusing Creep who has been accused of multiple accounts of sexual assault and harassment. Here is his story. 

Sources for this episode include:

Eater.com (Irene Plagianos)

NY Eater.com Dec 11, 2017 (Irene Plagianos)

Grub Street  (Chris Crowley)

Time magazine (Jamie Duchmare)

Creep Sheet

Esquire 2010

Los Angeles Times (Samantha Masunaga, Jonathan Gold, Amy Scattergood)

CNBC.com (Amelia Lucas)

D-Listed  (Alison)

New York Times May 2018 (Kim Severson)

Hollywood Reporter (Abid Raman)

Scary Mommy (Julie Scagell)

The Cut (Lisa Ryan)

New York Times 2017 (Julia Moskin & Kim Severson)

Mario Batali Wikipedia

“Mashed” video

“60 Minutes” Mario Batali full episode

Bill Buford Heat: An Amateur’s Adventure’s as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta Maker and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany

HuffPost (Joe Satran)

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What a Creep: Bing Crosby (Season 5, Episode 5)

 

What a Creep 

Season 5, Episode 5

Bing Crosby

 

Bing Crosby is one of the first multimedia stars. He hosted a very popular radio show. He starred in more than 70 films, winning an Academy Award for “Going My Way” in 1944. He topped the music charts with nearly 300 hit singles to his credit. He’s one of the most popular entertainers of all time. 

He was also a terrible father and husband. It was a real “Daddy Dearest” situation. He was a real creep. 

Sources for this episode include:

People Magazine

Vice (Isn’t It Funny That Bing Crosby and Bob Hope Were Woman-Hating Bigots?)

Mental Floss

Los Angeles Times

AP News

The Guardian

Grunge

Biography

Wikipedia 

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What a Creep: Jerry Lee Lewis (Season 5, Episode 4)

 

What a Creep 

Season 5, Episode 4

Jerry Lee Lewis 

 

Jerry Lee Lewis is considered one of the pioneers of rock n roll. In 1957, he came onto the music scene with his first big hit “Whole Lotta Shakin Goin’ On”. He was nicknamed “the Killer” and was amazing on the piano. With Elvis Presley heading for a stint in the Army—it was pretty much agreed upon by rock journalists that Jerry Lee Lewis would become the new king of rock.

In 1958 he was on his first international tour when it was discovered the 22-year-old Killer was married to his 13-year-old cousin Myra Gale Brown. This would be his third wife and he was not technically divorced from his second wife at the time.

This would essentially destroy his career for a while but in the 60s & 70s, he made a big comeback as a country music artist.

He was inducted in the rock and roll hall of fame the first year they gave out the awards.

In 1989 his life story was told in a very strange movie called Great Balls of Fire starring Dennis Quaid as Lewis.

Aged 84 and still kicking—Jerry Lee Lewis is married to his 7th wife. Two of his past wives died under strange circumstances and he has a reputation for being a stubborn, gun-toting, drug-taking nightmare which makes him the perfect for our show. So, let’s get started! 

We put this episode together with a little help from our friends at:

The Guardian (2015 by Simon Hattenstone)

Rolling Stone Magazine (1984 by Richard Ben Cramer)

Grunge (2020 by Brian Boone)

People magazine (1978 by Jim Jerome)

The Village Voice (1987) (By Nick Tosches)

GQ (2014 by Chris Heath)

20/20 (TV segment 1984)

“People Are Talking” 1989 interview with Myra Lewis

The Spark That Survived by Myra Lewis Williams

Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story by Rick Bragg

Once Upon a Crime podcast ep 154 (Esther Ludlow & Special Guest Erica Kelly of “Southern Fried True Crime” podcast)  

Jerry Lee Lewis Wikipedia

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What a Creep: Clark Gable (Season 5, Episode 3)

 

What a Creep 

Season 5, Episode 3

Clark Gable

With his big ears and a thin mustache, Clark Gable is one of the most recognizable movie stars in the world. From “It Happened One Night” and “Gone with the Wind” to “Mutiny on the Bounty” and “The Misfits,” Gable acted in 60 movies over 37 years.

He’s also a womanizing creep who cheated on every woman he was in a relationship with and reportedly raped one of his co-stars. 

We put this episode together with a little help from our friends at:

TCM

The New Yorker

Buzzfeed

The Hairpin

Country Living

Ranker

Snopes

Biography

Wikipedia

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