7th Heaven actor Stephen Collins Confesses Sexual Abuse of Underage Girls to PEOPLE: ‘I Did Something Terribly Wrong’

Embattled actor Stephen Collinshas released a lengthy statement to PEOPLE in which he admits to inappropriate sexual contact with three female minors.

The 67-year-old – who has remained out of the public eye ever since a recording of him confessing to child molestationwas released to TMZ – goes into detail about the incidents that occurred over a 20-year time span. In vivid detail, Collins explains how there were three victims from 1973 to 1994, and how “I have not had an impulse to act out in any such way” in the last 20 years.

Collins also writes about why he hasn’t apologized directly to the women he once assaulted.

“Forty years ago, I did something terribly wrong that I deeply regret. I have been working to atone for it ever since. I’ve decided to address these issues publicly because two months ago, various news organizations published a recording made by my then-wife, Faye Grant, during a confidential marriage therapy session in January, 2012. This session was recorded without the therapist’s or my knowledge or consent.”

“On the recording, I described events that took place 20, 32, and 40 years ago,” Collins continues. “The publication of the recording has resulted in assumptions and innuendos about what I did that go far beyond what actually occurred. As difficult as this is, I want people to know the truth.”

The 7th Heaven actor – who will sit down with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric for an in-depth interview based on his PEOPLE essay (this will stream on Yahoo! and air Friday on 20/20 on ABC) – goes on to acknowledge how he has “agonized” over whether to make a direct apology to the women he violated.

“I did have an opportunity to do so with one of the women, 15 years later. I apologized and she was extraordinarily gracious,” said Collins, who remains in aprotracted divorce battle with Grant. “But after I learned in the course of my treatment that my being direct about such matters could actually make things worse for them by opening old wounds, I have not approached the other two women, one of whom is now in her 50s and the other in her 30s.”

To read Collins’s full statement, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday

Rihanna Named Creative Director & Ambassador Of Puma

The seven-time Grammy Award winner Rihanna has been just named creative director of the sportswear giant, overseeing the women’s vertical. She will join Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt and football star Mario Balotelli as Puma’s global brand ambassador. As part of a multi-year partnership with brand, Rihanna “will work with Puma to design and customize classic Puma styles as well as create new styles to add to the Puma product portfolio,” the company said on Tuesday.

Rihanna “will work with Puma to design and customise classic Puma styles as well as create new styles to add to the Puma product portfolio,” Puma said in a statement today.

Texas Cop Listening To Drake Tases 76-Year-Old Man (Respect our grandparents please)

A police officer from Texas named Nathaniel Robinson was bumping to Drake’s hit single “Underground Kings” when unfortunately he pulled over an old man. The old man named Pete Vasquez attempted to explain to officer Robinson that his dealer plates made his car exempt from inspection, but the Texas officer wasn’t buying it. He started  grabbing and slamming him on the hood of the police car. He also shot him twice with a taser gun that caused the old man to go to the hospital where he spent two hours in police custody to recount the situation. After he was released the chief of police visited his home to apologize, and Robinson is now reportedly under investigation.

Iggy Azalea Announces ‘The Great Escape’ Tour

Iggy Azalea has announced the dates for her 2015 tour, ‘The Great Escape Tour‘. The Australian rapper tweeted that she chose the title of her tour because “[she likes] being kind of a musical escape artist for people.” TinasheNick Jonas and DJ Wizz Kid will join the tour wich kicks off on April 14 in Fresno, California.

Check out the tour dates below.

The Great Escape North American Tour Dates

Tuesday, April 14: Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center
Thursday, April 16: Sacramento, CA – Sleep Train Arena
Friday, April 17: Oakland, CA – The Oracle Arena
Sunday, April 19: Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena
Tuesday, April 21: Los Angeles, CA – STAPLES Center
Thursday, April 23: San Diego, CA – Valley View Casino Center
Saturday, April 25: Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Arena
Monday, April 27: Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
Thursday, April 30: Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
Friday, May 1: Rosemont, IL – Allstate Arena
Saturday, May 2: Auburn Hills, MI – The Palace of Auburn Hills
Sunday, May 3: Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
Wednesday, May 6: Boston, MA – TD Garden
Thursday, May 7: Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
Friday, May 8: Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
Sunday, May 10: Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
Tuesday, May 12: Washington, DC – Verizon Center
Wednesday, May 13: Baltimore, MD – Royal Farms Arena
Friday, May 15: Orlando, FL – Amway Center
Saturday, May 16: Miami, FL – AmericanAirlines Arena
Tuesday, May 19: Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
Friday, May 22: Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
Saturday, May 23: Houston, TX – Toyota Center
Sunday, May 24: Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center

Mike Will Made-It Ft. 2 Chainz, Cap 1 & Skooly – Someone To Love

Super producer Mike Will Made-It just delivered with his brand new mixtape entitled “Ransom.”  Mike recruited Skooly, Cap 1, 2 Chainz, Swae Lee, Bankroll Fresh, Chief Keef, PeeWee Longway, Gucci Mane, Riff Raff, Slim Jimmy, I Love Makonnen, Lil Wayne, DeJ Loaf, Future, Yung Joey, Migos, Young Thug, Future and more.

Download it from Datpiff http://www.datpiff.com/Mike-Will-Made-It-Ransom-mixtape.673275.html. Enjoy the official music video for “Someone To Love” featuring Cap 1, Skooly and 2 Chainz. Directed by Motion Family.

Follow Mike Will Made-It on Twitter @MikeWiLLMadeIt


Selena Gomez Officially Signs With Interscope

The pop singer shared the news through her Instagram account on Saturday (Dec. 13) by showing a photo of her face next to what appears to be a contract. “Guess who’s officially an Interscope artist #thisiswhatdreamsaremadeof,” Gomez wrote in the caption.

Gomez was previously signed to Hollywood Records, the pop division of Disney Music Group. Her final release on the label was the best-of album, For You, which was released Nov. 24.

Guess who's officially an Interscope artist ☺️ #thisiswhatdreamsaremadeof

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