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Bubba the Love Sponge Clem

Radio personality

Radio personality

Bubba the Love Sponge Clem

Todd Alan Clem, better known by his legal name Bubba the Love Sponge Clem, has hosted shows on local and satellite radio stations with a national audience. (Wikipedia) [Photo: Times (2008)]

  1. Tampa lawyer in DUI scandal to leave expressway authority

    Local

    TAMPA — A Tampa lawyer whose firm has been the focus of federal and Florida Bar investigations into the DUI arrest of an opposing lawyer during a high-profile trial has asked to leave the board of the Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority.

    Stephen Diaco faces FBI and Florida Bar inquiries.
  2. Repair deadline passes for Tampa's historic Jackson House

    Local Government

    TAMPA — The March 1 deadline to stabilize the Jackson Rooming House has come and gone, but City Hall is in no rush to bulldoze the decomposing historic landmark.

    The historic Jackson Rooming House at 851 Zack St. in Tampa has stood since the early 20th century. African-American workers and famous stars have stayed there.
  3. Bubba-MJ jury forewoman says verdict centered on First Amendment

    The Feed

    As controversy swirled and media coverage exploded following the court verdict this week that shock jock Bubba the Love Sponge Clem did not defame rival radio star Todd "MJ" Schnitt, jury forewoman Kristy Craig feared a lesson was being lost.

  4. Bubba the Love Sponge Clem, 'MJ' Schnitt recap trial on air

    The Feed

    One day after a jury ended five years of legal wrangling by ruling that shock jock Bubba the Love Sponge Clem did not defame rival radio star Todd "MJ" Schnitt, both men hit the airwaves Thursday, taking questions from reporters in displays that often sounded like a broadcast rerun of the lawsuit trial.

    TV cameras roll as Todd Schnitt answers media questions in Tampa on Thursday during his first radio show since losing his lawsuit.
  5. Jurors say Bubba the Love Sponge Clem did not defame Todd 'MJ' Schnitt

    Civil

    TAMPA — The trial had two loud-mouth radio stars, lawyers accusing other lawyers of a DUI set-up and a price tag of likely more than $1 million, accrued during a five-year crawl through the legal system.

    Bubba the Love Sponge Clem, center, celebrates with his attorneys Joseph Diaco Jr., left, and Greg Hearing, who proclaimed Clem’s trial victory Wednesday in Hillsborough Circuit Court as a win for the First Amendment.
  6. Todd 'MJ' Schnitt vs. Love Sponge shock radio trial winding down in Tampa

    Civil

    TAMPA — Five years after Todd "MJ Kelli" Schnitt sued his radio rival, Bubba the Love Sponge Clem, it could all be over today.

    Kimberly Collelo, who was known as “Jabberjaw” on the MJ Morning Show, testifies on Tuesday in the shock jock defamation case in Tampa.
  7. Sue Carlton: Legal sideshow upstages MJ and Bubba

    Courts

    It is a court case gone way off the tracks, with lawyers lawyering up, witnesses taking the Fifth, and those mouthy radio shock jocks fading into the background.

  8. Shock jock trial goes on as Tampa police defend lawyer's arrest

    Courts

    TAMPA — The Tampa Police Department says Sgt. Ray Fernandez did nothing wrong last week when he dispatched two officers on a tip from a longtime attorney friend that a man at Malio's Prime Steakhouse drinks and drives.

    OFFICER: Sgt. Ray Fernandez, who got the DUI  tip, “was a pawn in this situation,” a Tampa police spokesperson says.
  9. Could Tampa's shock jock trial get any weirder?

    Civil

    I had come to think of Tampa's ongoing shock jock trial, Todd "MJ" Schnitt suing Bubba the Love Sponge Clem for defamation, pretty much like this:

  10. 'MJ' Schnitt's attorney accuses Love Sponge's counsel of conspiracy, seeks mistrial

    Civil

    TAMPA — The lawyers had lawyers, and with Bubba the Love Sponge Clem and Todd "MJ" Schnitt's defamation trial taking the back seat Friday afternoon, the real drama could begin.

    This one had it all.

    Attorneys crowd the bench of Judge James Arnold on Friday during a motion for mistrial. Arnold said he needed time to research before ruling on the motion.