Even though they've pretty much abandoned Tampa Bay, we'll always have a soft spot in our black heart for the former Florida first family headed by Hulk and Linda Hogan. That's why we're devoting some space to mention Linda was arrested for suspicion of DUI in Malibu and Hulk is threatening to sue a website for posting portions of his sex tape. Boy, do we miss you guys.
First up, 53-year-old Linda was caught with a blood alcohol level just a hair over the .08 California limit, blowing a .084 after was pulled over for speeding around 1:30 Thursday morning. Her rep told TMZ Linda was feeling the effects of drinking a glass of champagne on an empty stomach, and tripped out because it was combined with antibiotics she was taking. She was also booked for driving on a suspended license and released on $5,000 bail, so she's out to threaten society once again.
Her ex-hubby Hulk, meanwhile, is working on a cease-and-desist letter against Gawker, which posted an edited minute of footage of his unreleased sex tape. He's gearing up to sue the site if they don't take the footage down. We didn't mention this when it happened because hey, what are we going to do? Tell you where to find porn online? It's the Internet, you figure it out. We wrote about this video back in March, anyway.
"This tape was made secretly without Hulk's knowledge or permission. We are going to do everything in our power to figure out who did it," Hulk's lawyer, David R. Houston told TMZ. "Anyone displaying the tape will be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law."
Gawker said in a lengthy review that an anonymous source gave them the video for free, so they did the responsible thing and watched it all the way through before posting parts of it for no discernible reason. Word is the woman may be Bubba the Love Sponge's wife, Heather Clem. We can't tell, and we're not allowed to watch the video at work, so somebody out there write in and tell us.
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Posted by Joshua Gillin at 1:42:50 pm on October 05, 2012