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    Christopher FurlongIf you love The Daily Beast’s royal coverage, then we hope you’ll enjoy The Royalist, an all-new members-only series for Beast Inside. Become a member to get it in your inbox on Sunday.Prince Andrew was “given” a “beautiful young neurosurgeon” by Jeffrey Epstein when he stayed at the predator’s New Mexico ranch, according to a former housekeeper at the property.Deidre Stratton worked at Epstein’s notorious Zorro Ranch, and she told a podcast, Epstein: Devil in the Darkness, that Andrew was “kept company” by the woman for three days when he stayed at the ranch on his own.How Palace Fear of U.S. Epstein Probe Forced the Queen to Fire Prince AndrewStratton said her main job was to procure Epstein with a “stable” of young female masseuse, maintaining a list of women that “didn’t have tattoos or piercings” who were willing to drive out to the ranch and massage him.“Massages being in air quotes. I don’t see how his guests wouldn’t know that,” Stratton said.Prince Andrew’s Daughters, Beatrice and Eugenie, Are ‘Deeply Distressed,’ but Standing by HimStratton said Andrew came to stay at the Zorro Ranch on his own, and was put up in a self-contained three-bedroom guest property on the estate. Epstein was not there, but he arranged for Andrew to be accompanied by the young medic, according to the former housekeeper.Stratton said: “At the time, Jeffrey had this, she supposedly was a neurosurgeon, quite young, beautiful, young and brilliant, and she stayed in the home with him... At one point we had all these different teas and you could pick the teas that you wanted and she asked me to find one that would make Andrew more horny.”“I’m guessing she understood her job was to entertain him because I guess, the fear, I don’t know; the fear would be that Andrew would say, ‘No I didn’t really find her that attractive.’ ... He would tell Jeffrey that and then she would be on the ropes.”“I’m guessing that, another theory is, that Jeffrey probably had her on retainer and she knew what her job would be, should be, to make these people happy... Sex was all they thought about. I mean, I know for sure that Jeffrey would ideally like three massages a day.”Stratton said she asked Andrew what he would like for breakfast, and the royal said he wanted to try and cook some bacon for himself.“I offered to come up and fix his breakfast and he said, ‘No I want to try.’  ... When I got up there later to tidy up, you could smell burnt bacon and he was like, ‘I didn't do so well.’ ... He had a croissant and green tea or something. I remember him trying to cook his own breakfast. Isn’t that cute? He couldn’t even fry bacon.”Prince Andrew was this week ordered to step down from royal life by his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, in the aftermath of a disastrous interview he gave to the BBC about his friendship with Epstein.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.

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  • Trump Attacks Women and Annoys Host Brian Kilmeade in Rambling ‘Fox & Friends’ Interview

    Fox & FriendsPresident Trump called into his favorite show Friday morning to hold court for 57 minutes and try to spin one of the worst weeks in his presidency.Most of what Trump said on Fox & Friends is, by now, familiar. He spoke about his “perfect” phone call with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky, hit out at “shifty” Adam Schiff, and ranted about the U.S. paying more on defense than many European nations.However, he did confirm that he would keep Mike Pence on board as his running mate for re-election in 2020, and tried to revive a few conspiracy theories that have been quashed in impeachment hearings.Hosts Steve Doocy, Brian Kilmeade and Ainsley Earhardt took turns lobbing mostly softball questions to the President, with a few exceptions from Kilmeade, whose visible cringes made him seem irritated by the President’s long and imprecise answers.Kilmeade made a few valiant attempts to get Trump to back up some of his wilder claims. “Who is your source, sir?” the host said in response to a number of Trump's talking points, including his theory that former President Barack Obama is ultimately responsible for planting information that led to Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.‘I Love You, Sir’: Convicted War Criminal Thanks Trump for Pardon on ‘Fox & Friends’But mostly, the conversation ran in confusing circles.Doocy asked about Ambassador Gordon Sondland’s testimony during this week’s House impeachment hearings. Trump said that Sondland is “anti-Trump,” despite the fact that he gave a $1 million donation to Trump's inauguration fund, and claimed he had “Hillary Clinton lawyers.”Doocy explained to the President: “Sondland said there was quid pro quo because you wanted an investigation into corruption but it involved the Bidens, so it looked like you wanted dirt on an opponent.”Trump responded to say: “That’s absolutely not true.” Confused, Doocy asked, “Which part?” to which Trump said, “Biden is corrupt.”Trump saved his harshest criticism for women, calling House Speaker Nancy Pelosi “paralyzed” and “crazy as a bed bug,” and he seemed to stop himself just in time from saying something disparaging about former Ukraine ambassador Marie Yovanovitch.“The ambassador, the woman, she wouldn’t even put up my picture in the embassy,” he said. “She’s an Obama person. She’s a woman. We have to be nice.”He resurrected his favorite nickname for Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warden, calling her “Pocahontas” several times.Asked about his recent unscheduled visit to Walter Reed Medical Center, Trump claimed he went simply because he had a few hours of free time. Trump recounted that when he got home, Melania said, “Darling, darling, are you ok?” amid reports that he had a heart problem, which he denied by describing a 14-hour day on the campaign trail.With Marie Yovanovitch, Trump Goes Nuclear in His War on WomenTrump did hint that Mike Pompeo may soon leave his administration, as has been rumored in recent weeks, saying that his Secretary of State “just loves Kansas,” as if to suggest he might soon go back.Kilmeade then brought up Rudy Giuliani, asking him why he put his personal lawyer “into the middle of the Ukraine.” Trump answered by saying that he did it “because America’s mayor is one of the greatest and most famous crime-fighters anywhere in the entire world.”Trump heaped praise on Nikki Haley, but said she would not be his 2020 running mate, because he intends to keep Pence on the ticket. And he got a dig in about Kellyanne Conway’s husband George Conway. “Kellyanne is great, but she’s married to a total whack job,” the president said. “She must have done some bad things to him because he’s crazy.”The rambling conversation ended with the president promising to call back soon so he can “talk to the people.”Fox News Host Hits Trump for Attacking Chris Wallace: You’re ‘Not Entitled to Praise’Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.

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