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My heroes are predominately literary figures. Some are authors. All are dead. I like to collect antiquated things. My prized possessions in this world are two typewriters and neither one of them has ink. You could say I like useless things, and you’d be right. Between my typewriters, vinyl, library of yellowing pages and English major I am, in essence, utterly useless. In a past life, I was a drop of ink on page 57 of Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None.” I then became a sandy rock and I have not moved since. I often like chain-smoking because I find I would rather worry about killing time than killing myself slowly. I pretend my freckles are constellations. I’ve yet to find any discernible shapes. My teeth are too big for my head. I’m just like everybody else, but stretched out. This has led many to feel like they can criticize, as if skinny people are less conscious about their weight than obese people. I’ve had nicknames ranging from the relatively tame “Tree” to the more absurd, and frankly offensive, “Ethiopian dynamite." I got a brain tattooed on my chest to remind me to think more. It didn’t work. I’ve noticed since I reached manhood that elderly men hit on me more than any other demographic. I can’t quite figure out why. I like ghost stories though I don’t believe in the existence of ghosts. I stole yard gnomes from a neighbor’s garden when I was much younger. I thought I was part of something coined the National Gnome Liberation Front. I’m pretty sure the statute is up for that so I have no qualms. Also, they were mean neighbors. I consider the smell of old books an aphrodisiac, I think it’s the sign of a serious mental condition. I think MDMA is a cup of hot chocolate with whipped cream, cinnamon sugar and an Oreo on top on a rainy day. Whisox!

Philadelphia abduction attempt of 10-year-old ends in arrest

The suspect implicated on surveillance video of the incident turned himself in to authorities Wednesday

The Philadelphia abduction attempt of a 10-year-old girl that has made headlines across the nation has been resolved with an arrest.

The Philadelphia abduction suspect was arrested Wednesday after turning himself in to authorities, according to a source with knowledge of the investigation.

The man gave himself up Wednesday, according to the source, after his image was plastered across the internet and news programs due to security camera footage that recorded the attempted abduction.

The attempted abduction incident occurred on Tuesday as the 10-year-old was walking home from a store with her 2-year-old brother.

The incident sparked instant outrage from the highest levels of the city’s government. Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter announced a $10,000 reward for the apprehension of the suspect.

“It’s a sick individual to do something like that,” Nutter said during a news conference Wednesday. “I want this creep off our streets immediately.”

The Philadelphia Police Department released the surveillance video of the incident on its website Wednesday.

The video depicts a white sedan parking at the corner of Porter and Lee streets while the 10-year-old girl and her 2-year-old brother are walking along the sidewalk holding hands. As the children walk left onto Lee Street, a male gets out of the white car and begins to follow the children.

The perspective of the video then switches to a camera positioned on Lee Street. The suspect then walks up behind the girl, puts one hand over her mouth, and attempts to carry her away. The girl falls to the ground as her brother screams. The suspect then releases the girl and flees in the white sedan.

Police described the suspect in the surveillance video as a Hispanic male in his 30s or 40s who was last seen in a white, four-door, midsize car.

According to CNN affiliate KYW, neighbors were grateful the children are safe, but were concerned for the wellbeing of other children in the neighborhood while the suspect remained at large.

“It’s scary. It’s making people nervous, making people think that they can’t bring their kids outside, you know, and let them play outside by themselves, and that’s not right,” said neighbor Kathleen McDowell.

Authorities say they plan to hold a press conference at 2:15 p.m. on Thursday to provide further details of the arrest.

Sofia Vergara is the highest paid actress on television, according to Forbes

The Colombian-born actress earned $19 million from both “Modern Family” and numerous endorsements

Sofia Vergara is the highest paid woman on U.S. television between May 2011 and May 2012 with an income of $19 million, according to Forbes.

Sofia Vergara beat out Kim Kardashian and Eva Longoria to be named the highest grossing actress on television.

The actress just turned 40 and celebrated with a week-long vacation in Mexico where it is rumored she may have become engaged to longtime boyfriend Nick Loeb.

Between her ABC hit, Modern Family, which is averaging 12 million viewers in its third season, a number of endorsements and licensing deals and the media company she co-founded in 1996, LatinWE, which just had its highest earning year with $27 million in revenues, Sofia Vergara is now the highest paid actress on television.

Sofia Vergara brought in $7 million from her hit show Modern Family and $12 million from endorsement deals, in both English and Spanish. Kmart alone is paying Vergara $7 million for the clothing line she lends her name to.

Forbes called the Modern Family star “the cross-over star [television’s] been waiting for since Desi Arnaz left the airwaves.”

“The truth is out that we’re in this country and we’re taking over,” Sofia Vergara told Forbes. “To see people paying attention to the cultural changes . . . is fantastic.”

Kim Kardashian ranked No. 2, according to Forbes, with $18 million earned during the year, most deriving from Keeping Up With the Kardashians, her perfume and clothing line.

Another Latina actress also appeared on the list of highest earning actresses, Eva Longoria came in third with $15 million. Each of the Desperate Housewives lead women earned an estimated $8 million for the final season, according to Forbes, but Longoria earned far more than Felicity Huffman, Teri Hatcher and Marcia Cross (all three fell within the top 10) as endorsement deals with L’Oreal and Pepsi Next earned her $5 million, in addition to revenue from sales of her cookbook, two fragrances and a handful of movie roles.

Khloe Kardashian Odom came in at No. 4 on the list, earning the same amount, $11 million, as No. 5, Tina Fey.

Obama's birth certificate is fraudulent claims Arizona sheriff

Maricopa Co. Sheriff Arpaio alleges the President’s birth certificate is a computer-generated fraud

Obama’s birth certificate is fraudulent, according to Maricopa Co., Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Obama’s birth certificate has come under scrutiny since it was released by the White House in April 2011 to quell rumors that the President was not, in fact, born within the borders of the United States.

Sheriff Arpaio organized a volunteer posse of investigators to determine the authenticity of President Obama’s birth certificate. According to Mike Zullo, the posse’s chief investigator, numeric codes on certain parts of the document indicate that those parts were not filled out, yet those sections asking for the race of the President’s father and his field of work or study were completed.

Sheriff Arpaio held a news conference Tuesday, saying, “At the very least, I can tell you this, based on all of the evidence presented and investigated, I cannot in good faith report to you that these documents are authentic.”

Arpaio continued, “My investigators believe that the long-form birth certificate was manufactured electronically and that it did not originate in a paper format as claimed by the White House.”

According to Sheriff Arpaio, he was “shocked” by the group’s findings. “My original intent was to clear the president of the United States,” said Arpaio, who has made a career of catering to conservative elements of the Republican Party by taking tough stands on issues including law and order, illegal immigration and the so-called “birther” issue.

Officials from the state of Hawaii have repeatedly confirmed the authenticity of Obama’s birth certificate and did so again on Tuesday.

“President Obama was born in Honolulu and his birth certificate is valid,” according to a statement from Joshua A. Wisch, a special assistant to Hawaii’s attorney general. “Regarding the latest allegations from a sheriff in Arizona, they are untrue, misinformed, and misconstrue Hawaii law.”

Wisch added that “not only are Hawaii’s vital records some of the best managed, but they also have some of the strongest restrictions on access to prevent identity theft and fraud.”

The Arizona Democratic Party immediately released a statement alleging Sheriff Arpaio’s investigation is intended to draw attention away from the problems facing his own agency, including hundreds of sex-crime cases that the sheriff’s office failed to investigate fully over a three-year period.

The sheriff’s office is the subject of a civil trial scheduled to begin Thursday. The lawsuit accuses Arpaio’s office of racially profiling Latinos. According to the Associated Press, “the suit is a precursor to a U.S. Justice Department lawsuit that alleges a broader range of civil rights violations against Arpaio’s office.”

The Obama campaign has declined to comment on Sheriff Arpaio’s allegations.

Provigil: “Viagra for the brain?”

The wakefulness medication used to treat narcolepsy and sleep apnea is being abused by those without such disorders

Provigil, a prescription medication used to treat sleep disorders such as narcolepsy and sleep apnea, is being used by individuals without such problems to stay alert and attentive throughout the day, according to an ABC News report.

Provigil is being used by a number of highly successful individuals in the United States, who prefer not to be named, to maintain wakefulness throughout the day. Known as “Viagra for the brain,” Provigil is keeping busybodies working successfully for hours without sleep, according to ABC News.

“People have used it to try to get an edge at studying at school. It’s becoming like Ritalin where people are taking it that don’t have anything. But they’re using it to try to increase their alertness,” Dr. Philip Gehrman, Ph.D., CBSM, clinical director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program at the University of Pennsylvania, told the Huffington Post.

Modafinil, the active ingredient in Provigil, is of the class of medications termed “wakefulness promoting agents.” According to the National Library of Medicine, the drug alters the natural chemicals in the region of the brain associated with sleep and wakefulness.

“I could not do this without Provigil. You know, it just wouldn’t be the same,” a lobbyist who wakes each morning at 5 a.m. to exercise before work said. “It’s amazing. . . . I just don’t get . . . why more people don’t know about it.”

“[Provigil] can be the difference between I’m just making it through the day to I had the best day of my life,” according to Dave Asprey, an executive of a billion-dollar Internet security firm.

But when Asprey discontinued use of the medication for a short period, he began to experience withdrawal symptoms. “I’ve noticed that my speech is very slightly altered,” he said. Despite this, Asprey added, “I would like to really live during those years when I’m alive. I’d like to be fully alert, fully focused, and fully present all the time. Provigil helps me do that.”

Experts caution taking the drug long-term, as there has not yet been any research on this specifically.

“It’s very tempting, but I think long-term it’s a bad idea,” a cognitive neuroscientist at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Martha Parah, told ABC News. “We actually know very little about the long-term effects.”

According to PubMed Health, clinical trials revealed serious side-effects of proper usage of the medication, including:

  • Depression, anxiety, chest pain, difficulty breathing, hives, mouth sores, blisters, swelling of the face and extremities, changes in speech, headache, dizziness, difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, heartburn, loss of appetite, tight muscles or difficulty moving, back pain, confusion, uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body, difficulty seeing or eye pain, frenzied or abnormally excited moods, hallucinations and thinking about killing or harming yourself

In addition, Dr. Gehrman explained, people need to realize that taking Provigil is not a replacement for sleep, and they may experience the negative health effects of sleep deprivation if they don’t get enough sleep.

According to Dr. Joanne Getsy, chief of the Sleep Medicine Section at the Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, “Provigil is not a substitute for sleep. Sleep deprivation can cause and worsen heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure.”

The Provigil website states, “PROVIGIL does not take the place of getting enough sleep. Follow your doctor’s advice about good sleep habits and using other treatments.”

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Death penalty for Penn State still on the table says NCAA president

NCAA president Mark Emmert is waiting for the univeristy’s official response to the Freeh report before handing down a punishment

Death penalty for Penn State? The option remains on the table.

NCAA president Mark Emmert is continuing discussions with Penn State officials while waiting for an official response to the Freeh Report before deciding what judgment will be handed down to the institution.   

Emmert told Tavis Smiley of PBS during an interview that he will not take anything, including the death penalty, off the table until he receives a detailed explanation from Penn State officials.

“I need to get a response back from them soon, right away,” Emmert said during the interview.

“I’ve never seen anything as egregious as this in terms of just overall conduct and behavior inside a university and hope never to see it again,” Emmert said. “What the appropriate penalties are, if there are determinations of violations, we’ll have to decide. We’ll hold in abeyance all of those decisions until we’ve actually decided what we want to do with the actual charges should there be any. And I don’t want to take anything off the table.”

Emmert has not ruled out imposing the equivalent of the death penalty for the Penn State football program, which would effectively dismantle the program for a number of years. It is also possible that Penn State will self-impose penalties including suspension of the program, reduction in scholarships and elimination of postseason-play.

“This is completely different than an impermissible benefits scandal like happened at SMU, or anything else we’ve dealt with,” Emmert continued. “This is as systemic a cultural problem as it is a football problem. There have been people that said this wasn’t a football scandal. Well it was more than a football scandal . . . much more than a football scandal. It was that but much more. And we’ll have to figure out exactly what the right penalties are. I don’t know that past precedent makes particularly good sense in this case, because it’s really an unprecedented problem.”

According to the 267-page Freeh Report, which was released Thursday morning:

The most saddening finding by the Special Investigative Counsel is the total and consigned disregard by the most senior leaders at Penn State for the safety and welfare of Sandusky’s child victims.

Four of the most powerful people at The Pennsylvania State University – President Graham B. Spanier, Senior Vice President-Finance and Business Gary C. Schultz, Athletic Director Timothy M. Curley and Head Football Coach Joseph V. Paterno – failed to protect against a child sexual predator harming children for over a decade. These men concealed Sandusky’s activities from the Board of Trustees, the University community and authorities.

The death penalty for Penn State speculation is rampant, but Penn State football players are doing their best to stay focused on the future.

“There are rumors everyday,” said linebacker Gerald Hodges. “There are rumors in the papers. There are rumors on the news. If we listen to every rumor that people say we’ll be somewhere stressed out worrying about if we’ll be able to play football. We don’t pay it any mind.”

Senior defensive tackle Jordan Hill said of the speculation, “When you hear the ‘death penalty’ you think it can’t happen but with all things you just don’t know what will happen. When that time comes, if it comes, then we’ll worry about that. Right now our eyes are looking forward to what’s coming up.”

“It’s definitely a tough situation that we’re in here, but we have no control over what is going on,” said quarterback Matt McGloin. “All we need to do is continue to focus on the rest of this summer, take it day by day and prepare ourselves for camp and for Ohio on Sept. 1.”

But the question remains, will these players have football to look forward to? Do the sins of a coach, and the subsequent cover-up by university officials, warrant the death of a storied program and, if so, for how long?

Weigh in with your comments and let College News know whether you favor the death penalty for Penn State or not.

Sarah Silverman makes "indecent proposal" to billionaire Sheldon Adelson

The comedian offers a specific sex act in exchange for the Republican’s support for the President

Sarah Silverman will scissor Sheldon down by the sea shore . . . if the Las Vegas casino tycoon, worth an estimated $25 billion, will give the $100 million he pledged to Mitt Romney instead to President Barack Obama.

Sarah Silverman is making an admittedly “indecent proposal” to the billionaire Republican backer, Sheldon Adelson, with the hope of shining light on the political sway a few wealthy donors have in the modern campaign arena.

Silverman’s YouTube video, posted Monday, proposes, “If you give that $100 million to Obama instead of Romney, I will, well, I won’t have sex with you because we’re not married and I’m a nice girl. But, I will scissor you wearing a bikini bottom through to fruition, that means until you, (beep).”

Sarah Silverman then provides a demonstration of the sex act with, of all things, a small dog.

“You’ll be the only elderly billionaire on the block to have traditional lesbian sex through to climax with a girl who had her own show on Comedy Central,” Silverman added.

According to Forbes magazine, Adelson has reportedly already donated $10 million to the pro-Romney Super PAC Restore Our Future and has pledged “limitless” donations in order to defeat President Obama in November’s election.

It’s unlikely that Adelson, who also reportedly bankrolled Newt Gingrigh’s failed primary run to the tune of $20 million, will ever give to the President’s campaign, despite the offer of “traditional lesbian sex.”

Mik Moore, treasurer for the Jewish Council for Education and Research, the pro-Obama PAC behind Silverman’s video, spoke with ABCNews.com about the group’s weariness towards Adelson’s promised pledge, “We’re uncomfortable with the size of the gift, [and] that one person can singlehandedly affect the election.”

As a liberal-leaning political organizer, Moore objects to many of Adelson’s political ideologies. “They are not reflective of the priorities of American Jews, but [his money has] given him a large megaphone for which to amplify his views,” he added.

“Sarah is a comedian. Her priority is doing something funny and attention getting,” Moore said of Silverman’s “indecent proposal.”

According to Forbes magazine, Sheldon Adelson is listed as the eighth wealthiest American.

Neither Sheldon Adelson nor his spokesman have commented on the proposal at this time, and Sarah Silverman’s representative told ABC News that she was “not available for an interview.”

Dez Bryant arrested Monday for misdemeanor domestic violence against mother

The Dallas Cowboys receiver reportedly got physical with his mother when she ordered him to leave her home

Dez Bryant was arrested Monday on charges of misdemeanor domestic violence stemming from an incident involving his mother last Saturday.

Dez Bryant, the Dallas Cowboys star receiver, turned himself in to the DeSoto (Texas) police department after hearing of the charges. Bryant was released from custody after posting $1,500 bail.

“Desoto police say Dez Bryant assaulted his mother,” Rebecca Lopez of WFAA-TV, who first reported the incident, wrote on her Twitter account. “Slapped her across the face and pulled her hair. Dez Bryant’s mother says she had pain and swelling as a result of injuries according to a police report. Police report says Bryant’s mother had asked him to leave when he allegedly assaulted her.”

The Dallas Morning News crime blog added:

Angela Bryant told police that she and her son got into an argument Saturday afternoon at her home in the 800 block of West Pleasant Run Road.

Police said the Lufkin native grabbed his mother by the T-shirt, causing it and her bra to tear, according to police documents. She said he then grabbed her by the hair and slapped her across the face with his ball cap.

WFAA-TV asked Dez Bryant for a response to the matter, to which he replied, “I’m good. I’m good.”

According to TMZ, who obtained the arrest documents:

Cops were dispatched to Bryant’s mother’s home in DeSoto, Texas on July 14 at 1:47 PM after receiving a 911 call reporting an assault – family violence.

Once cops arrived to the scene, Dez’s mom Angela told cops she had gotten into an argument with Dez and demanded that he leave the home . . . and that’s when Dez got physical.

On the 911 call, Angela says, “My son has assaulted me. He’s here now. He won’t go home. I keep telling him to go, he won’t go.” You can clearly hear an argument in the background as Angela says, “I can’t let him keep doing me like this. I’m gonna put an end to it today.”

According to the documents, cops returned to Angela’s home 2 days later and she complained of pain in her wrists, hands and arms . . . and said her chest was sore from Dez pushing her.

Cops say they observed bruising in her upper arm. The docs list Dez Bryant as being 6’1”, 198 pounds.

In two seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, Dez Bryant has 108 receptions for 1,489 yards and 15 touchdowns.

“He has been frustrating and he has been elating,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said last November of Dez Bryant’s early career with the team. “It’s exactly what we thought when we drafted him right to the T. And so if we didn’t plan on having a little frustration we should have gone a different direction. No surprises with him.”

Toronto shooting leaves two dead and 19 injured, including infant

The shooting occurred Monday evening at an annual barbecue block party with an estimated 200 people in attendance

Toronto shooting leaves two dead and 19 injured in what is being called an “unprecedented” incident and “the most serious crime of its kind” within the city of Toronto.

The Toronto shooting took place around 10:40 p.m. on Monday in the eastern district of Scarborough, approximately 15 miles from downtown Toronto.

An eyewitness to the shooting told CityNews TV that the shooting happened during an annual barbecue block party that was originally scheduled for Sunday but was moved to Monday after heavy weekend rainstorms.

According to police, as many as 200 people may have been at the party when the shooting occurred.

The two killed in the Toronto shooting include a young man in his 20s and a teenage woman, according to Toronto police Chief Bill Blair.

According to Toronto authorities, many of the injuries were the result of the commotion that followed the shooting as people tried to flee the scene. Authorities acknowledge that the number of casualties is preliminary and may go up.

Police Chief Blair acknowledged that an infant under the age of three was injured in the incident but that the infant’s injuries “are not life-threatening and the child will be fine.”

Police have also said that one of the injured has been taken into custody as “a person of interest.”

Blair has said that it is too early to determine the cause for the Toronto shooting and that it is unclear how many people fired shots, but there was more than one person responsible for the gunfire.

“The only information I have is that it was handguns involved in this. We don’t have information at this point in time about the weapons that were used, although one weapon has been recovered at the scene,” Blair said in a pre-dawn press conference Tuesday.

“This is the most serious crime of its kind to ever take place in the city of Toronto,” Blair told reporters, adding, “It’s difficult to describe. It’s very shocking. A lot of innocent people were injured tonight.”

“The level of violence is something that we have never experienced and right now we’re working very hard to ensure that we provide all the assistance that we can to the people who have been injured,” Blair continued. “We’re working fully to identify the people responsible to get them off the street, to get their guns off the streets and bring them before the courts.”

The Toronto shooting comes six weeks after Toronto Mayor Rob Ford called the city “the safest city in the world” following a shooting at a downtown shopping mall, which described as an isolated incident, that resulted in two deaths.

“I am shocked and disgusted by this senseless act of violence,” Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said in a statement.

Nazi suspect No 1 located in Budapest

Laszlo Csatary, 97, is alleged to have been complicit in the deaths of 15,700 Jews during World War II

Nazi suspect Laszlo Csatary is believed to be living in Hungary, according to the Nazi-hunting Simon Wiesenthal Centre. The centre’s most wanted suspect is accused of being complicit in the deaths of 15,700 Jews during World War II.

The Nazi suspect, 97, is alleged to have been a senior Hungarian police officer in the Slovakian city of Kosice, which was then under Hungarian rule.

The Wiesenthal Centre said on Sunday that it submitted “new evidence” to Hungarian authorities in Budapest regarding the whereabouts of Csatary, the centre’s most wanted Nazi suspect since last April.

The Wiesenthal Centre’s Efraim Zuroff “last week submitted new evidence to the prosecutor in Budapest regarding the crimes committed during World War II by its No 1 Most Wanted suspect Laszlo Csatary.”

“This new evidence strengthens the already very strong case against Csatary and reinforces our insistence that he be held accountable for his crimes,” read Zuroff’s statement.

According to the centre, the evidence submitted to Hungarian authorities “related to Csatary’s key role in the deportation of approximately 300 Jews from Kosice to Kamenetz-Podolsk, Ukraine, where almost all were murdered in the summer of 1941.”

Britain’s The Sun newspaper reported Sunday that the evidence submitted by the Wiesenthal Centre shows that Csatary allegedly beat women with a whip and enforced a policy of shooting anyone who tried to escape during the deportation of Jews.

“This new evidence strengthens the already very strong case against Csatary and reinforces our insistence that he be held accountable for his crimes,” the centre said.

Zuroff told The Telegraph newspaper, his “age (and) health can deteriorate from one day to another. We must act quickly. The passage of time in no way diminishes his guilt and old age should not afford protection for Holocaust perpetrators.”

“Zuroff urged Hungarian authorities to expedite the ongoing investigation against Csatary, which was initiated in September 2011 following his submission of evidence regarding Csatary’s residence in Budapest and the former police officer’s role in the deportation of thousands of Jews from Kosice and its environs to the Auschwitz death camp in the spring of 1944.”

The Nazi suspect fled Hungary following World War II and was tried in absentia in Czechoslovakia in 1948, where he was sentenced to death.

Csatary spent years in Montreal living under an assumed name and working as an art dealer. Canada revoked his citizenship in 1997, and he subsequently fled to Hungary.

According to The Sun newspaper, Csatary has been living in a two-bedroom apartment in Budapest with his real name, “Smith L. Csatary,” written on the mailbox.

The Sun located Csatary from a tip from the Wiesenthal Centre and asked the 97-year-old Nazi suspect about his flight from Canada. Csatary answered the door in a long-sleeve shirt and underwear and responded, “I don’t want to discuss it.”

The newspaper then probed the Nazi suspect about his alleged role in the deportation of Jews during World War II, to which he responded, in English, “No I didn’t do it, go away from here,” before slamming the door.

Csatary was located with the help on an informant, whom will be paid $25,000 “if the Nazi criminal is convicted and sentenced,” Zuroff told AFP.

Jeno Varga, Hungary’s assistant prosecutor general, has said: “An investigation is under way. The prosecutor’s office will study the information received.”

Jane Fonda finds "true intimacy" at 74

Hanoi Jane: “At 74, I have never had such a fulfilling sex life.”

Jane Fonda has at last discovered “true intimacy” with boyfriend, Richard Perry, in her 70s. Jane Fonda told The Sun in an interview that she met Perry while recovering from knee replacement surgery in June 2009.

Jane Fonda believes Perry has contributed to her love life in ways that no other lover has over the course of her storied career.

“When I had my knee replaced just over two and a half years ago, I found a lover. His name is Richard Perry, he is 70 and he is a music producer,” said Fonda. “When I moved in with him I was still using crutches; we haven’t been apart since.”

The actress continued, “The only thing I have never known is true intimacy with a man. I absolutely wanted to discover that before dying. It has happened with Richard. I feel totally secure with him. Often, when we make love, I see him as he was 30 years ago.”

Fonda’s former husbands include director Roger Vadim (1965- 1973), politician Tom Hayden (1973- 1989) and billionaire Ted Turner (1991- 2001). Perry was married to actress Rebecca Broussard, 49, from 1987 to 1988.

Fonda told The Sun, “At 74, I have never had such a fulfilling sex life. When I was young I had so many inhibitions – I didn’t know what I desired.”