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Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 08/18/2011

David Letterman gets death threat; lawyer says Russell Armstrong spent savings to maintain ‘Housewives’ lifestyle

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David Letterman, focus of a death threat. (Heather Wines - AP)
David Letterman has received a death threat on an al-Qaeda message board. The message suggests that the tongue of “this lowly Jew” should be cut out because of jokes he has made about Osama bin Laden and Muhammad Ilyas Kashmir, another al-Qaeda leader killed in June. The FBI is investigating. And, for the record, Letterman is not Jewish. (BlogPost)

Russell Armstrong’s lawyer, Ronald Richards, says his client spent all of his savings to maintain a lifestyle suited to “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” “Who do you think paid for that lifestyle?” Richards tells The Wrap. “He was disappointed. ... He basically spent all [his and Taylor Armstrong’s] savings, and didn’t accumulate any savings, to support the show.” (The Wrap)

Gwyneth Paltrow saved a woman’s life on 9/11 by almost hitting her with her Mercedes. Paltrow slammed on the brakes to avoid hitting Lara Lundstrom Clarke, who was jaywalking to get to a subway station. The incident detained Clarke, who missed her train and didn’t arrive at the Twin Towers until after they had been struck. (People)

Sensing an opportunity, Larry Flynt and Hustler have offered to pay The Situation to wear items from the Hustler clothing line in the wake of Abercrombie & Fitch’s request that the “Jersey Shore” star stop wearing its apparel. (TMZ)

Fox has confirmed that Jennifer Lopez will be back on “American Idol.” Which we pretty much already knew. (Digital Spy)

The Charlie Sheen roast will be a “comedy intervention,” says Jeffrey Ross. Which would be great if Sheen needed to cure his comedy addiction. (Vulture)

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