The Alycia Lane Story Won't Die, Gets Weirder

Thursday, June 05, 2008


As if allegedly hitting a female Cop and emailing Rich Eisen bikini-clad photos of yourself wasn't odd enough, apparently the FBI is now involved in this whole Alycia Lane mess. Her former co-anchor Larry Mendte has been fired by CBS after it was learned that he possibly hacked into Lane's email account and fowarded gossip about her.

WAS dethroned Philadelphia newsgal Alycia Lane the target of a diabolical plot by her former co-anchor to destroy her career?

That bizarre scenario seems possible, say pals of the dark-haired beauty. It's popped up now that Emmy-winner Larry Mendte of CBS affiliate KYW-TV has been booted off the air because of an FBI probe. Last month, the feds seized Mendte's computer to determine if he was the person who hacked into Lane's private e-mail hundreds of times, then anonymously dished gossip to Page Six and Philadelphia media via an untraceable e-mail account, sources told us.

"Larry has been jealous of Alycia's success since she brought the ratings from third place to first. She got all the credit and his ego couldn't handle it," a TV insider said. "Larry worked hard to take Alycia down . . . Now he'll get what he deserves. Sure, this is a competitive industry filled with big egos, but [this] is downright creepy."
That is just downright creepy. The question I have though is how did Mendte get the gossip to Page Six? If he was just forwarding emails from her account that would be pretty hilarious. I'm sure he set up a fake email addy and just cut and pasted stuff but either way it's still crazy. This thing just won't go away.

Update: The story was originally reported by Philly.com and they have much more information....

Mendte target of FBI probe into snooping of Lane e-mail (Philly.com)
Dark Theory Of Alycia Email (NY Post)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 11:30 AM

7 Comments:

Larry was widely despised during his days here in Chicago - but it sure looks as if these two deserved each other, as it were. Two psycho/scorpians trapped in a bottle - two enter, only one escapes...

Dmac said...
Jun 5, 2008, 11:53:00 AM  

For the record: Larry has a hot wife. Dawn Stensland.

http://www.myfoxphilly.com/myfox/pages/InsideFox/Detail?contentId=419080&version=11&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=TSTY&pageId=5.3.1

BEHOLD!!!

Dr. Oh No Romo said...
Jun 5, 2008, 12:38:00 PM  

As a person in the Philadelphia market, I just want to clarify for you that Mendte is suspended indefinitely at this time. He's not officially fired, but barring something else he probably will be.

Jim Williams said...
Jun 5, 2008, 2:40:00 PM  

As another person in the Philly market, I'm glad I don't watch the CBS3 news team. Every week seemingly these guys have another scandal.

Anonymous said...
Jun 5, 2008, 4:37:00 PM  

As someone who knows Alicia Lane very well, and who knows how hard she worked to get where she is, I find this disgusting. Not only is it tougher for women and minorities to get ahead with out this type of crap, now you've got some creep who was working to bring her down behind the scenes. All women and minorities should be outraged.

Anonymous said...
Jun 5, 2008, 5:16:00 PM  

This was going to be a major plot-line in Back to You but the Fox-suits just had to cancel it!

Anonymous said...
Jun 5, 2008, 6:13:00 PM  

Go fuck yourself, Philadelphia.

Anonymous said...
Jun 5, 2008, 9:24:00 PM  

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