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Richard Simmons Might’ve Given an Oily Body Massage to a Porn Star in the 80s

Is the National Enquirer really expecting to move copies in the checkout aisle with a story that, even 10 years ago, wasn’t a scandal? Richard Simmons, the sequined fitness instructor, allegedly purchased the services of gay porn star Bruce Headrick, who performed under the name Blake McDonald in films such as Big Boys of Summer and Butt Stuffers, “four fudge packin’ hours” of “full-on anal assault.”

How much did Headrick earn for telling this little story? A thousand bucks? Two thousand? For about one one-hundredth of that price (or the price of a few Enquirers), you can sign up to take a class with Richard at his Slimmons fitness studio in Beverly Hills — and actually do something worthwhile with your time.