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    >> meredith, thank you, now to mounting troubles for tiger woods . the list of women who allegedly had relationships with the golfer is growing. nbc's peter alexander has the latest on this. peter, good morning to you.

    >> reporter: matt, good morning to you. tiger woods is in seclusion, not speaking out publicly since his car crash a week ago. but the scandal surrounding his personal life only keeps growing. there are now at least six named women who reportedly have had extra marital affairs with the superstar. he's golf's golden boy . but tiger woods ' personal life is now caught in a tabloid bunker. the names of three more women have surfaced as woods ' reported lovers.

    >> back at the house, things got hot and steamy. we actually made love.

    >> reporter: 33-year-old mindy laughton told the british tabloid "news of the world" that they met in 2006 .

    >> he's an excellent lover, actually. he is aggressive, compassionate and passionate.

    >> reporter: tmz.com reports that a former las vegas cocktail waitress claims she began a two-year affair with woods in 2004 , wh she was just 20. and the latest woman caught in the headlines, 31-year-old corey wrist, who "the new york daily news" said woods met last year at a manhattan nightclub. bringing tiger's tally to six extra marital affairs.

    >> what should tiger woods be doing at the moment? he should be working on the inside game, his family, his health, his sponsors.

    >> reporter: as for his health, the daily beast website said that a doctor warned woods in 2007 that he could become addicted to pain medication . and the publication reports that woods ' use of pain medication could have explained his bizarre behavior after a crash.

    >> for what happened when the neighbor first came? he was sleeping on the grass, snoring, which raises concerns that he may have been on such powerful pain medication , or prescription sleeping agents, that he wasn't able to function correctly that evening.

    >> reporter: the florida highway patrol says it didn't test woods ' breath, nor did it test his blood. because there was no evidence that woods was impaired. the world's richest athlete facing a deepening personal crisis. the comedians continue to tee off.

    >> earlier today i, had an unfortunate incident with my golf clubs . i was --

    >> reporter: tiger woods has already apologized for what he calls his transgressions and he released a new statement on his website, apologizing to sponsors and players for his inability to take part in his personal charity golf tournament . and tmz is reporting that woods is due to be the best man at a friend's wedding this coming weekend in south carolina . the same best friend that tmz claims arranged with one of woods ' mistresses to rendezvous with him last week

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updated 12/7/2009 8:28:05 AM ET 2009-12-07T13:28:05

The number of women connected to Tiger Woods could top a dozen by week’s end, according to several sources familiar with Woods’ behavior during his frequent trips to Las Vegas.

Over the course of the weekend, Las Vegas-based Jamie Jungers, New Yorker Cori Rist and Florida-based Mindy Lawton have all been identified as having extramarital connections to Woods, bringing the total of named women up to six. According to British tabloids, Lawton might be Woods’ first mistress; the two met at a Perkins restaurant near Woods’ home where Lawton was a waitress, just two years after Woods married Elin Nordegren.

As for other women who have yet to come out, several prominent Las Vegas-based nightclub managers say that although Woods had women he had a “relationship” with, there were definitely others.

“He wasn’t one to send away someone who was interested. There was a revolving door of women with Tiger,” said one. “I can think of half a dozen off the top of my head. But if you want his business — and you do — you make sure it’s kept as discreet as possible.”

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Another person who lives near Woods’ Windermere, Fla., home said that rumors of Woods’ infidelity were nothing new.

“Locally, there were always rumors of women in the community that he’d taken up with,” said the source. “You just never believed it because it seemed insane that he’d risk everything he has to sleep with women who were basically in his backyard. And with Tiger, you just didn’t want to believe it, either.”

Expect G-rated Lambert ‘View’ performance
Slideshow: The many looks of Adam Lambert The ABC ban imposed upon Adam Lambert after his risqué American Music Awards performance seems to have been lifted. Lambert will perform on “The View” on Thursday, and the performance is guaranteed to be safe for all audiences this time around. ABC says it will be pre-taped.

This is absolutely a good thing: According to a member of the AMA production, Lambert’s rehearsals gave no indication that he would incorporate any scandalous elements into his live performance. “What he did was a total surprise to everyone,” said the source.

A Blinding weekend box office
Video: ‘Blind Side’ scores with moviegoers Sandra Bullock’s feel-good flick, “The Blind Side,” played like the University of Alabama this weekend, toppling the previous No. 1, “New Moon,” with a weekend take of $20.4 million. “New Moon” earned $15.7 million. Unlike the Florida-Alabama game, this showdown was a little more predictable. Bullock’s film has been gaining buzz since its debut three weeks ago. That said, next weekend, when “Invictus” and “The Lovely Bones” are released, another No. 1 looks doubtful.

“Brothers,” with Natalie Portman, Jake Gyllenhaal and Tobey Maguire came in No. 3, with $9.7 million. That might sound like a decent take for a smaller film, but the per screen average is only $4,646 — not great news for a film that is hoping to gain Oscar attention.

Courtney Hazlett delivers the Scoop Monday through Friday on msnbc.com. Follow Scoop on Twitter @courtneyatmsnbc

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