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Dr. Phil Sues Deadspin

AP | Posted 07.07.2013 | Entertainment

TEXARKANA, Texas — A production company owned by television psychologist Dr. Phil has filed a federal lawsuit in Texas claiming improper use of ...

Te'o Hoaxer Tells Dr. Phil That Lies Had 'Everything To Do' With Being Molested

AP | PAT EATON-ROBB | Posted 04.03.2013 | Sports

The man who says he tricked Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o into falling for a fake woman he created online claims the hoax had "everything to do" wi...

Man At Center Of Manti Te'o Hoax Says He's Recovering From Homosexuality

Posted 02.01.2013 | Sports

Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, the man behind the now-famous hoax on Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o, now says he's "recovering" from homosexuality. In an an...

The 12 Worst People Of 2013 (So Far)

Posted 01.31.2013 | Comedy

We're only a month into 2013, but the year has already seen its fair share of ne'er-do-wells, scoundrels and nogoodniks. A bunch of real stinkers. Wil...

Man At Center Of Manti Te'o Hoax Shares Details With Dr. Phil

AP | PAT EATON-ROBB | Posted 04.02.2013 | Sports

Ronaiah Tuiasosopo fell in love with Manti Te'o and said all his energy went into pretending to be the woman the Notre Dame linebacker came to know as...

Dr. Phil: Hoaxer 'In Love' With Manti Te'o

Posted 01.30.2013 | Sports

Ronaiah Tuiasosopo "fell deeply, romantically in love" with Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o as he perpetrated the lengthy hoax involving a fake girlf...

Te'o Hoax May Have Affected BCS Championship Performance

AP | TOM COYNE | Posted 03.31.2013 | Sports

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o didn't show any signs of being affected by the girlfriend hoax leading up to the BCS title g...

The Psychology of a Prank: Was Manti Te'o a Victim or Perpetrator?

Tashion Macon | Posted 03.30.2013 | College
Tashion Macon

Maybe Manti wanted to believe in the relationship so much that he ran with the lie. That doesn't make him a villain or a victim. It makes him human. We can all identify with that.

Alleged Te'o Hoaxer To Interview With Dr. Phil

AP | Posted 03.27.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK — Dr. Phil McGraw has booked the first on-camera interview with the man who allegedly concocted the girlfriend hoax that ensnared Notre...

Report: Tuiasosopo Interviews With Dr. Phil

TMZ | Posted 01.25.2013 | Sports

Dr. Phil just scored HUGE -- TMZ has learned, he's landed the first on-camera interview with the alleged mastermind behind the Manti Te'o girlfriend h...

Jon Could NOT Let This Go

Posted 01.25.2013 | Comedy

Jon Stewart seems to have had the giggles over Manti Te'o prankster Ronaiah Tuiasosopo ever since the hoax story first broke. So much so that he worke...

REPORT: Voice Of Te'o's Fake Girlfriend Revealed

Posted 01.25.2013 | Sports

Just when it seemed that the dramatis personae of the Manti Te'o hoax may have been set another character has been introduced. The New York Post re...

Face Of Te'o's Girlfriend Claims Hoakster Confessed

AP | TAMI ABDOLLAH | Posted 03.26.2013 | Sports

LOS ANGELES — The woman who was unknowingly the face of Lennay Kekua said the man who concocted the hoax confessed to her and said he wanted to ...

Te'o Says He's 'Faaaaaar From' Being Gay

Posted 01.24.2013 | Sports

With details about the machinations of the Manti Te'o girlfriend hoax initially in short supply after Deadspin broke the story, there were many theori...

WATCH: Te'o Talks To Katie Couric

Posted 01.24.2013 | Sports

In Manti Te'o's first on-camera interview since it was revealed that his girlfriend, Lennay Kekua, was a fabrication and did not die during Notre Dame...

Te'o Talks With Katie Couric

AP | RALPH D. RUSSO | Posted 03.26.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK — The person Manti Te'o says was pretending to be his online girlfriend told the Notre Dame linebacker "I love you" in voicemails that ...

LISTEN: Manti Te'o's Voicemail From Fake Girlfriend

Posted 01.24.2013 | Sports

Manti Te'o has admitted that he never actually met Lennay Kekua, despite lying to his parents and briefly misleading the media on this issue, but he m...

Manti Te'o Duped By A MAN With A 'Falsetto Voice'?

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 01.24.2013 | Sports

The alleged mastermind behind the elaborate Manti Te'o girlfriend hoax reportedly used a "falsetto voice" to impersonate the football player's fake gi...

Te'o Admits To Briefly Lying About Girlfriend

AP | Posted 03.25.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o has told Katie Couric that he briefly lied about his online girlfriend after discovering she didn't exist...

Alleged Mastermind Of Te'o Hoax May Talk

AP | TAMI ABDOLLAH | Posted 01.21.2013 | Sports

LANCASTER, Calif. -- The person cast as the mastermind of the hoax involving Notre Dame's Manti Te'o may tell his side of the story, a family member s...

The Real-Life Kekua Family In Manti Te'o Girlfriend Hoax

AP | JUSTIN PRITCHARD | Posted 01.22.2013 | Los Angeles

CARSON, Calif. -- When Notre Dame football star Manti Te'o ordered two dozen white roses delivered to 21503 Water Street, he says he thought they were...

You've Got Questions, Manti Te'o Has (Some) Answers

AP | RALPH D. RUSSO | Posted 01.20.2013 | Sports

-- Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o tried to clear the air about how he fell into an online relationship with a fictitious woman he met online who ca...

Te'o's Answers May Lead Only To More Quetstions

AP | RALPH D. RUSSO | Posted 03.21.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK — Manti Te'o tried to put one of the strangest sports stories in memory behind him, insisting he was the target of an elaborate online ...

Te'o Talks

AP | RALPH D. RUSSO | Posted 03.20.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o insisted he had no role in the bizarre hoax involving his "dead" girlfriend and told ESPN on Friday night...

Te'o: Ronaiah Tuiasosopo Apologized

AP | Posted 01.19.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o tells ESPN that the person who created the fake online girlfriend has apologized to him for the hoax. ...