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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: John Phillips (Papa Creep) Season 6, Episode 1

What a Creep  

Season 6, Episode 2

“John Phillips”

John Phillips was a rock and roll icon who helped create “The Mamas & The Papas” and wrote, produced, and co-wrote some of the most beautiful songs of the 60s including California Dreamin’ and “Monday, Monday”. He is one of the founders of the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival and is in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. 

He is also a world-class creep who fat-shamed Cass Elliot and was a lousy parent to his children (to say the least!)

Our main sources for this episode:

John Phillips Wikipedia

The Telegraph (Chris Campion)

CNN

Rolling Stone

The Fix

“Go Where You Wanna Go: The Oral History of the Mamas & the Papas” by Matthew Greenwald

“Dream a Little Dream of Me: The Life of Mama Cass Elliot” by Eddi Fiegel

“High on Arrival” By Mackenzie Phillips

“American Legends: Mama Cass” by Charles Rivers Editors

“Reducing Bodies: Mass Culture & the Female Figure: By Elizabeth M Matelski

VH1 “Behind the Music: The Mama & the Papas”

“You Must Remember This: Mama Cass”

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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: 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: 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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What a Creep: Phil Spector (Season 5, Episode 2)

What a Creep

Season 5, Episode 2

Phil Spector

Phil Spector is one of the most celebrated record producers and songwriters of all time who created the world-famous “Wall of Sound.” He’s worked with everyone from the Ronnettes, to the Righteous Brothers, the Beatles, the Ramones, and the Wrecking Crew. He was inducted into the rock and roll of fame in 1989. Rolling Stone magazine named #63 of the top 100 artists of all time. 

Some of his most famous compositions include: To Know Him Is To Love Him, Be My Baby, Spanish Harlem, He’s a Rebel, Da Doo Run Run, River Deep, and Mountain High, Imagine, Chapel of Love, He Hit Me (And it Felt Like a Kiss,) Let It Be and Rock & Roll High School

A few artists who claim to be influenced by him are Bruce Springsteen, ABBA, Meatloaf, and Jim Steinman. 

He is one of the few music producers who are as famous and celebrated as the stars he worked with and is truly a legend who changed the music world forever. 

Today he sits in a prison cell in Stockton, CA serving 19 years to life for the killing of actress Lana Clarkson at his home in 2003. So how did he wind up here? Let’s take a look back at his strange, exceptional, and chaotic life. 

The sources for this episode are:

Phil Spector Wikipedia

Cheatsheet

Wired Michael Bay speaks

Mental Floss

AV Club

The Blast

Psychology Today

A&E “Biography” Phil Spector

The Guardian

Phil Spector: Wall of Pain” by Dave Thompson

Power, Privilege & Justice with Dominick Dunne

People magazine 1975

Esquire magazine (Scott Raab)

Vanity Fair Confidential

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What a Creep: Elon Musk (Season 4, Episode 10)

What a Creep

Season 4, Episode 10

Elon Musk

 

Elon Musk is a billionaire who is known for founding Tesla Motors and SpaceX. He’s also a thin-skinned creep, whose companies are known as “predator zones.” He’s a James Bond villain in the making. 

The sources for this episode are:

Buzzfeed

The Verge

Huffington Post

CNN

Input Magazine

Rolling Stone

The Guardian

Vox

Business Insider

Biography.com

Wikipedia

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