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Media Mogul David Geffen's 21-Year-old College Football Player Ex-Boyfriend Admits to Stalking Charge

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Jamie Ralph Kuntz, a former North Dakota college football player, has been given probation for stalking his Hollywood mogul ex-boyfriend David Geffen, the Associated Press reports.

Kuntz pleaded no contest to charges of felony stalking and violating a restraining order to stay away from Geffen’s California homes.

According to defense lawyer David Wohl, although Kuntz - who had been in a short-term relationship with Geffen - would have won had the case gone to trial, he did not want to spend any more time in jail having served three months because he could not afford $150,000 bail.

Wohl added that the outcome is “celebrity justice in reverse” because “the victim is a celebrity, and judges are afraid of something happening to them."

Kuntz has been ordered to attend psychiatric counseling twice a week for 12 months as a condition of his two-year probation term.

In 2012, Kuntz was kicked off his college football team for being gay.


Media Mogul David Geffen Claims 20-Year-Old College Football Player Ex-Boyfriend Is Stalking Him

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Media mogul David Geffen is having issues with 20-year-old ex-boyfriend Jamie Kuntz again after Kuntz was arrested in October for violating the terms of a restraining order reports Defamer via TMZKuntz stands accused of "Following, harassing and making a 'credible threat' against the Hollywood big wig sometime between September and November." Kuntz is now facing a felony stalking charge and a minor misdemeanor charge for allegedly disobeying a court order to stay away from Geffen. Kuntz' lawyers say the whole thing is a big misunderstanding and no stalking was involved.

Kuntz is a former North Dakota State College of Science student who was dismissed from the school's football team in 2012 after he and Geffen were spotted kissing in the press box of a game. The school claims he was removed from the team for lying about the kiss, and not because he's gay. Kuntz originally told team officials that Geffen was his grandfather.

 


David Geffen Never Owned a Cell Phone, Never Wed Keanu Reeves

He offers a rare interview at the Television Critics Association semiannual press tour as press for an upcoming American Masters documentary titled Inventing David Geffen.

GeffenThe Hollywood Reporter has a report:

Geffen, who is on tape suggesting "ego" isn't a "pejorative" term in his mind, insists he never saw himself as the smartest person in the room at any point during his career, revealing that he did poorly in school -- “I thought I was dumb,” he said -- and was fired from a number of early jobs coming out of high school. In fact, he said the only reason he had the confidence to go after a gig as a William Morris agent is because he believed it rewarded a different skill set, and one that he had: the ability to “bullshit on the phone.” Decades later, he’s enjoying his time away from the business – at 69, he said, he doesn’t “want a job” -- and noted that he’s content spending weeks at a time lost in books and newspapers. (Other Geffen facts: He’s never carried a cell phone, has never texted anyone and doesn’t own an ATM card.)

At THR, Geffen also discusses the movie and music industries, the newspaper business, DreamWorks, and "untrue" rumors:

If you’ve heard the one about Carly Simon suggesting her song “You’re So Vain” is about Geffen, he assures you it wasn’t. “Not that I’m not vain; I’m just not her vain,” he shrugged, adding that the one about him marrying Keanu Reeves – an actor he said he had never met at the time of the report -- was similarly untrue.


'You're So Vain' not About David Geffen, Says Carly Simon

VainCarly Simon has told Roger Friedman at Showbiz 411 that reports her early 70's hit "You're So Vain" is about her then record producer David Geffen are wrong.

Writes Friedman:   "She emailed me last night: 'What a riot! Nothing to do with David Geffen! What a funny mistake! Someone got a clue mistaken for another mistake!' As I wrote in the previous post about this subject, Carly did not even know David Geffen when she wrote the song in 1971. She also writes: 'How can this guessing game stop without a lie?' Well, one way would be to tell the real story. But why do that now and spoil all the fun?"


Was Carly Simon's 'You're So Vain' About a Gay Man - David Geffen?

Carly Simon reports that she left a clue to the subject of her  1972 hit "You're So Vain", who for many years people suspected was Warren Beatty, at the end of a new, reworked version of the track. Now, because of  a backwards whisper at the end of the record which appears to be the word "David", some are saying that it is about the then head of her Elektra record label, David Geffen.

Geffen You can listen to the whisper here.

The Telegraph speculates on some other Davids:

"The recent disclosure leaves two candidates in the running. David Cassidy, who rose to fame with the TV show The Partridge Family, was 22 when the song was written, but had already launched a successful solo career. David Bowie, the British rock star, has also been discussed as a possibility. Simon said in 2003 and 2004 that the subject had the letters A, E and R in his name, which leaves a question mark over both men. Bowie was born Duncan Robert Jones and Cassidy’s middle name is Bruce. David Crosby, of the folk-rock band Crosby Stills and Nash, lived in Los Angeles at the same time as Simon. She has suggested the song was based on a composite of three men she knew while living in the Californian city. In a 1989 interview, the singer said: 'It always strikes me as funny that people should be that into what I was thinking about. That’s the greatest ego trip anybody could have. And for that reason of course, I can never give it away.'"

Of course A,E, and R also appear in Elektra. Others believe it was her gay producer David Geffen, whom she resented at the time:

Simon  "In 1972 when she wrote the song billionaire Geffen was the head of her Elektra record label. It is thought she was inspired to write the damning lyrics after Geffen put all his time and energy into promoting her rival, Joni Mitchell, over her. In the hit Simon sings that the man walked into the party like he was walking on to a yacht. The subject of her wrath jilted her before going to Saratoga to watch his horse naturally win."

Whatever the case, by milking one of pop music's enduring mysteries, Simon has now drummed up plenty of publicity for the rework of the song, and she is asking people to make the first-ever video for it.


At Least 8 Out Gays Among 338 Guests at White House State Dinner

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Last night, Obama held his first state dinner for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India and his wife, Gursharan Kaur.

NYT: "Mr. Obama greeted his guests in Hindi and hailed the contributions of Mohandas K. Gandhi and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., saying that such “giants” are “the reason why both of us can stand here tonight.” Mr. Singh responded, “Your journey to the White House has captured the imaginations of millions and millions of Indians.” The evening was a potent mix of politics, diplomacy and glamour, with the administration’s favored donors mingling with lawmakers from Congress, cabinet secretaries, Indian dignitaries and Hollywood celebrities decked out in tuxedos and designer dresses. The first lady wore a golden sleeveless gown created by Naeem Khan, an Indian-American designer. For Mr. Obama, it was also a rare break from the bruising business of governance, allowing him to showcase his role as a world leader (and a gracious host) at a time when he is managing battles over health care legislation and wars in Afghanistan and Iraq — all while watching his standing falling in the polls."

Among the gays and lesbians attending the dinner were U.S. Export-Import Bank Chair Fred Hochberg and partner Thomas Healy, activist and author Urvashi Vaid and comedian Kate Clinton, Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes and partner Sean Eldridge, and David Geffen and partner Jeremy Lingvall.

Here's the full guest list.

AC360's report on the event, AFTER THE JUMP...

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