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Tuesday
Aug142012

MMA Fighter Found Nude in Trashed Calif. Church

ABC News(SAN DIEGO) -- Mixed-martial arts fighter Jason “Mayhem” Miller allegedly set off fire extinguishers and destroyed property inside a San Diego-area church before police found him sitting naked on a couch and arrested him.

Miller, the former host of the MTV reality show Bully Beatdown, was taken into custody by Orange County Sheriff’s officials Monday after they received a call around 9 a.m. from a pastor at the Mission Hills Church in Mission Viejo reporting a burglary in progress.

TMZ.com first reported that Miller, a well-known personality in the mixed-martial arts world, had been taken into custody and placed under medical evaluation.  He was reportedly awake and coherent when officials found him naked on a couch on the church’s second floor.

Both the church’s first and second floors were covered in retardant from a fire extinguisher and trashed with broken pictures, CDs and books, authorities told TMZ.

Miller is a former fighter for both UFC and Strikeforce. His online bio describes him as being known for “flashy entrances, exciting fighting style, and magnetic personality, both in and out of the ring.”

Miller is being held on $20,000 bail and is expected to appear in court on Wednesday, according to authorities.

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Thursday
Aug092012

Report: Churchgoers Turning Their Backs on Alec Baldwin

Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Although Alec Baldwin is apparently a "generous benefactor" to the Most Holy Trinity Parish in New York's ritzy East Hampton, the New York Post reports the 30 Rock star doesn't have the blessing of some parishioners.

Some are "so sick of Baldwin's blustering," the paper notes, that a group of churchgoers on July 29 staged a silent protest.

"Alec loves to be the center of attention and often reads from the pulpit, which really annoys some in the congregation," a churchgoer explains.  "It is so bad that...part of the congregation stood and rudely turned their backs on him."

"Even though he has generously given a lot of money to the town, there are people who just don't like him," the spy says.  "He has a need for attention and shows up at every event.  When people go to the church, they don’t want to see the movie star up there."

Some said the protests were politically motivated against the outspoken liberal Democrat.

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