Donald Trump Gets Dragged After He’s Pictured With Diet Coke Again Amid His Coca-Cola Boycott

Donald Trump Gets Dragged After He’s Pictured With Diet Coke Again Amid His Coca-Cola Boycott







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Jade Boren
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Donald Trump appeared to be photographed by a bottle of Diet Coke, despite urging his followers to ‘fight back’ and boycott Coca-Cola six days prior. This is the second time he’s been pictured by the soda.

Donald Trump appeared to be caught red-handed with the red-wrapped soda bottle — again. Yes, we’re talking about Diet Coke, a beverage from the very same company that Trump called for his supporters to boycott after Coca-Cola’s CEO denounced Georgia’s controversial new voting bill. The Diet Coke bottle could be seen on the table where Trump was eating lunch at his private golf club, the National Golf Club Jupiter in Florida, on April 9. You can see the photo here, which was taken amid Trump’s golfing day with South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham.

Trump: BOYCOTT COCA-COLA!

Also Trump: pic.twitter.com/7zfnRRF9LQ

— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) April 6, 2021

This was the second time a bottle of Diet Coke could be seen in a photo with Trump…after he called to boycott the soda company. The first instance happened on April 5, when Trump’s senior advisor Stephen Miller posted a photo of his “terrific meeting” with the former POTUS. A bottle of what appeared to be Diet Coke could be seen hiding (not very well) behind a phone on the desk Trump was sitting at.

Trump sending out a demand for his followers to boycott Coke then getting caught trying to hide a bottle in a picture with his favorite vampire is so on brand it's like an 'Inception' level of layers of Trump brand.

— Fred Wellman (@FPWellman) April 5, 2021

“Trump sending out a demand for his followers to boycott Coke then getting caught trying to hide a bottle in a picture with his favorite vampire is so on brand it’s like an ‘Inception’ level of layers of Trump brand,” Project Lincoln founder Fred Wellman tweeted in response to the Diet Coke-hypocrisy. Another person tweeted, “Donald Trump calling for a boycott of Coke only to be caught with a Coke on his desk days later is symbolic of his entire presidency. It was a parody, a joke, for four years straight! I’m so thankful it’s OVER! Aren’t you?”

Of course Trump was drinking Coke while telling you not to, he did the same thing with the COVID vaccine.

— Mr. Newberger (@jeremynewberger) April 6, 2021

Filmmaker Jeremy Newberger pointed out that Trump seems to be handling his Diet Coke boycott the same way he did with the COVID-19 vaccine. “Of course Trump was drinking Coke while telling you not to, he did the same thing with the COVID vaccine,” he cheekily tweeted, referring to the fact that Trump received the vaccine (without announcing this to his followers) in January.

Critics called out Trump just as hard after what appeared to be his second Diet Coke offense. “Trump said You people should boycott Coke, not me,” one critic tweeted over a photo of the new photo showing Trump by the soda bottle, while another tweeted, “Trump can’t even hide the Diet Coke.”

Someone is going to make a fortune leaking pics of Trump, drinking Diet Coke 12 times a day.

— Alison 🇨🇦🇿🇦 (@EHTSHIRTCOMPANY) April 4, 2021

Even after Trump announced the soda boycott, many fans found it hard to imagine the ex-president quitting Diet Coke cold turkey. “Is it true trump is going to quit drinking Diet Coke??!! I say no way in hell…he will still be drinking it on the low down no doubt,” someone tweeted on April 3. In case you forgot, Trump used to have a Diet Coke button on the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office. When he pressed the red button, someone would fetch him a Diet Coke.

The boycott began after Coca-Cola’s CEO, James Quincey, denounced the SB 202 bill backed by Georgia Republicans that many critics have argued would suppress voters. “I want to be crystal clear. The Coca-Cola Company does not support this legislation, as it makes it harder for people to vote, not easier,” James announced, which The New York Times reported on March 31.

BREAKING: President Trump calls for major corporate boycott pic.twitter.com/58wpnMc1ks

— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) April 4, 2021

Not long after, Trump issued his rallying cry in an official statement on April 3. “For years the Radical Left Democrats have played dirty by boycotting products when anything from that company is done or stated in any way that offends them. Now they are going big time with the WOKE CANCEL CULTURE and our sacred elections. It is finally time for Republicans and Conservatives to fight back— we have more people than they do— by far! Boycott Major League Baseball, Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, JPMorgan Chase, ViacomCBS, Citigroup, Cisco, UPS and Merck. Don’t go back to their products until they relent. We can play a better game than them,” Trump wrote in a statement that the Save America PAC issued, per Complex. But will Trump take his own advice?

Andrew Giuliani, 35: 5 Things To Know About Rudy’s Son Who Says He’ll Run For NY Governor Against Andrew Cuomo

Andrew Giuliani, 35: 5 Things To Know About Rudy’s Son Who Says He’ll Run For NY Governor Against Andrew Cuomo







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Beth Shilliday
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Rudy Giuliani’s son Andrew has announced he intends to run against Andrew Cuomo for governor of NY in 2022. We have five things to know about the political scion.

Andrew Giuliani grew up around politics, with his dad Rudy Giuliani, 76, serving as New York City’s mayor from 1994-2001. The 35-year-old current Newsmax political contributor eventually followed his father into the profession, having worked for former President Donald Trump. Now the Republican has big political aspirations of his own, wanting to challenge embattled incumbent Andrew Cuomo — or whoever is on Democratic ticket in 2022 — for governor of New York. Andrew told the Washington Examiner on Apr. 7, “I plan to run,” setting up a possible challenge against two of New York politics’ biggest names in a Cuomo-Giuliani showdown. We’ve got five things to know about the NY Republican gubernatorial hopeful.

Andrew thinks either he or one of the Trump children could be New York’s next governor

“Outside of anybody named Trump, I think I have the best chance to win and take the state back, and I think there’s an opportunity in 2022 with a wounded Democratic candidate, whether it’s going to be Gov. [Andrew] Cuomo, whether it’s going to be a radical [Attorney General] Letitia James, whether it’s going to be a no-name lieutenant governor, I think there’s a very, very real chance to win,” Andrew told the Examiner. So far, neither Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump or Ivanka Trump have expressed interest in the 2022 election, though Don Jr. floated a run as New York’s governor in 2017.

Andrew Giuliani has announced he’s planning to run for governor of New York in 2022. Photo credit: Shutterstock.
Andrew worked in former President Trump’s administration

He served in the Trump White House as a director of the Office of Public Liaison. In 2019 Andrew was promoted to Special Assistant to the President. Andrew’s dad Rudy famously served as the 74-year-old POTUS’s personal attorney. “Andrew worked tirelessly for President Trump in the White House while still having a smile on his face every day,” political strategist Boris Epshteyn told the Examiner after Andrew announced his run, adding, “I know that he was specifically focused on issues vital to New Yorkers.”

Andrew has never won an elected office and has little political experience, but is very close to Donald Trump

He entered the Trump White House as an appointee with no political experience. In a Nov. 18, 2019 article in The Atlantic titled “What does Rudy Giuliani’s son do?” Rudy told the author it “wasn’t the usual ‘hire my kid’ situation. He’s known the president since he was a baby. Now, did he know him in the first place because he was the mayor’s son? Sure, but they also had a relationship independent of me.” A former senior White House official called Andrew’s position a “a nepotism job” to the publication. According to two former White House officials who were close with Giuliani, “Trump has long been a father figure to his personal lawyer’s son,” the magazine wrote about Trump and Andrew’s close relationship.

Andrew’s sister Caroline was vocal in telling people to vote for Joe Biden over Trump in the 2020 presidential election

In an Oct. 15, 2020 Vanity Fair op ed, the film producer called herself “multiverses apart, politically and otherwise,” from her dad Rudy and that “I may not be able to change my father’s mind, but together, we can vote this toxic administration out of office,” saying that Trump’s politics were “cruel and selfish.” Caroline added that, “The only way to end this nightmare is to vote. There is hope on the horizon, but we’ll only grasp it if we elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

Rudy and son Andrew Giuliani are seen on the links, as Andrew is a former professional golfer. Photo credit: Shutterstock
Andrew is a longtime golf aficionado, playing at the pro level

He lettered in golf all four years in high school and his team won New Jersey’s State title during Andrew’s junior year. He played golf while attending Duke University and turned pro in 2009, playing professional golf for the next seven years. Andrew stuck with it as a career until 2016, when he also worked as a sales intern at a boutique investment bank. His biggest win came in August 2009 when he took first place in the 94th Metropolitan Open. Andrew has been a frequent golfing companion of Donald Trump since his teenage years.

Dave Chappelle Claims He Saw Celebs Leaving ‘Dirty Notes’ For Trump Staff At White House Party

Dave Chappelle Claims He Saw Celebs Leaving ‘Dirty Notes’ For Trump Staff At White House Party







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Dave Chappelle talked about attending one of the ‘last big parties’ then President Barack Obama threw and revealed he saw some fellow attendees writing ‘crazy’ notes for Donald Trump and his staff to find.

Dave Chappelle, 47, is speaking out about seeing celebrities allegedly leave Donald Trump and his administration “dirty notes” in the cabinets and drawers of the White House before he moved in. The comedian revealed the news when he discussed attending one of the last parties President Barack Obama and his administration held before turning over the job to Trump, in a new interview with Naomi Campbell.

“It was one of the last big parties the Obamas threw and I’m not gonna say these celebrities’ names… There was a thing,” Dave explained on the Apr. 6 episode of No Filter with Naomi. “Remember when the Trump administration moved in, they said, ‘The Obama staff left dirty notes for us in all the drawers and all the cabinets.’ Now, I saw this happening.”

Donald Trump and Melania Trump posing with Queen Elizabeth at a previous event. (MEGA)

“I’m not gonna say who did it,” he continued. “But it was celebrities writing all this crazy s**t and putting it all over there and I saw them do it, so when I saw that news I laughed real hard.”

Dave’s claim comes after White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham made her own claim about former Obama aides leaving the new Trump administration notes, which allegedly read things like, “you will fail” and “you aren’t going to make it”, back in Nov. 2019. CNN reporter Abby D. Phillip tweeted about the things Stephanie reportedly said on a radio interview.

WH Press Sec Stephanie Grisham claims Obama aides left 'you will fail" notes in offices for Trump aides: “We came into the WH, I’ll tell you something. Every office was filled with Obama books and we had notes left behind that said ‘you will fail,’ ‘you aren’t going to make it,’”

— Abby D. Phillip (@abbydphillip) November 19, 2019

“WH Press Sec Stephanie Grisham claims Obama aides left ‘you will fail” notes in offices for Trump aides: ‘We came into the WH, I’ll tell you something. Every office was filled with Obama books and we had notes left behind that said ‘you will fail,’ ‘you aren’t going to make it,’” the tweet read.

Shortly after the claim went public, former Obama aides quickly denied it. “This is another bald faced lie,” Obama’s national security adviser Susan Rice tweeted in response to Abby’s tweet. “This is an outrageous lie. I know. I handed over the nuclear office at the (National Security Council). Shameless and disgusting,” former senior director of the National Security Council Jon Wolfsthal also tweeted.

Kodak Black’s Bodyguard Shot & In ‘Stable Condition’ After Rapper Is Ambushed In Florida

Kodak Black’s Bodyguard Shot & In ‘Stable Condition’ After Rapper Is Ambushed In Florida

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A member of Kodak Black’s team is recovering after an alleged shooting outside a Florida McDonald’s. Here’s what we know.

In a case of not “lovin’ it,” Kodak Black and his entourage came under fire outside a McDonald’s in Tallahassee, Florida, sometime around 3 AM on Monday (Apr. 5), according to TMZ. The alleged attack occurred hours after Kodak, 23, had headlined the Cultur3 Fest music festival. Kodak and his crew were “followed by several cars attempting to cut them off as they left a nightclub,” according to TMZ. During all this, Kodak and his entourage pulled into a local Mcdonald’s, “blocked the entrance with a car,” and had the rapper go inside to pick up their order. That’s when the alleged shooting started.

The shooter was reportedly inside one of the cars that were tailing Kodak, according to TMZ. The publication also reports that the vehicle went to the McDonald’s, left, and then came back. Upon returning, the alleged shooter opened fire, hitting Kodak’s security guard in the leg. The guard was quickly rushed to a local hospital with serious injuries after one of the shots apparently hit an artery. Kodak was taken away from the scene in an armored car, totally unharmed. Bradford Cohen, attorney for Kodak, gave TMZ an update later in the day, saying that Kodak was “not in the vehicle” that was shot and that the guard was inside, not outside, the car when he was struck in the laid. Cohen also shared the news that the injured guard was now in “stable condition.”

Kodak Black attends the fourth annual TIDAL X: Brooklyn benefit concert (Shutterstock)

The attack comes just two months after Kodak Black was pardoned by the outgoing President Donald Trump. Kodak was incarcerated after pleading guilty to “lying on background check forms while buying multiple firearms in two different incidents” in 2019. He was given a 46-month prison sentence that was set to end in August 2022, but Kodak (born Bill K. Kapri) was let go on Jan. 20, after the twice-impeached, one-term president noted that Kodak “has served nearly half of his sentence,” and that before his conviction, Black was “deeply involved in numerous philanthropic efforts,” “committed to supporting a variety of charitable efforts,” and while still incarcerated, “donated $50,000 to David Portnoy’s Barstool Fund, which provides funds to small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Kodak Black attends the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards (Shutterstock)

However, what likely earned Kodak a pardon was his vocal support of Trump’s “Platinum Plan,” a series of promises aimed at helping the Black community. “What do you think of the platinum plan? @bradfordcohen sent it to me, and I read it. This is what the community needs,” Kodak’s Twitter account tweeted in October 2020, while Kodak was still behind bars. “More ownership. That plan is right! I want to help with justice reform when I am out as well. @realDonaldTrump #justicereform #prisonreform.” Similarly, Lil Wayne – who was facing up to a decade in prison on gun charges from a 2019 arrest – met with Trump and voices support of his administration’s plans.

Chrissy Teigen Deletes Her Twitter Account After Admitting It ‘No Longer Served’ Her ‘Positively’

Chrissy Teigen Deletes Her Twitter Account After Admitting It ‘No Longer Served’ Her ‘Positively’

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Chrissy Teigen said her Twitter fans have ‘been her world’ but that it was ‘time to say goodbye’ before deleting her account.

Chrissy Teigen is saying goodbye to Twitter! The 35-year-old confessed the social media platform “no longer served” her “positively” on Wednesday, March 24 — then deleted her verified account. “Hey. For over 10 years, you guys have been my world. I honestly owe so much to this world we have created here. I truly consider so many of you my actual friends,” she wrote.

She posted a long thread then deactivated shortly after. pic.twitter.com/FFsGDfw9TC

— Kenneth Uhlir (@KenUhlir) March 25, 2021

“But it’s time for me to say goodbye. This no longer serves me as positively as it serves me negatively, and I think that’s the right time to call something,” the Cravings author went on. “I’ve always been portrayed as the strong clap back girl but I’m just not. My desire to be liked and fear of pissing people off has made me somebody you didn’t sign up for, and a different human than I started out here as!” she explained. “I encourage you to know and never forget that your words matter. No matter what you see, what that person portrays, or your intention. For years I have taken so many small, 2-follower count punches that at this point, I am honestly deeply bruised,” she also wrote.

Chrissy Teigen deleting her account is just one more example of cyber bullying being fun and cool pic.twitter.com/omnTkWYeB4

— Brizzle Bill (@Brizzleboybill) March 25, 2021

“I have made my mistakes, throughout years and in front of hundreds of thousands, and been held accountable for them. I’ve learned an incredible amount here…God I have said f—– up s— and killed myself over it as much as you killed me. But one thing I haven’t learned is how to block out the negativity,” she concluded with a “<3.” After her heartbreaking miscarriage last fall, Chrissy also confirmed she was taking a “break” from Twitter.

Chrissy Teigen deleted her Twitter account on Wednesday, March 24. (Shutterstock)

While Chrissy has become known for her online humor — particularly hilarious tweets — she has also had her fair share of drama on social media. She was notoriously blocked from President Donald Trump‘s account after calling him out (and was later unblocked from the @POTUS account when Joe Biden was elected), but has also had feuds with Piers Morgan and food writer Alison Roman, who is the author of NYT best seller Nothing Fancy & Dining In.

Alison seemingly blasted Chrissy for having “people running a content farm for her” and launching a Target line in June 2020, leading Chrissy to clap back. “This is a huge bummer and hit me hard,” Chrissy responded. “I have made her recipes for years now, bought the cookbooks, supported her on social and praised her in interviews. I even signed on to executive produce the very show she talks about doing in this article.” At the time, the wife of John Legend also took her account private.

‘American Idol’: Claudia Conway Makes It Past Round 1 Of Hollywood Week With Mom In Crowd

‘American Idol’: Claudia Conway Makes It Past Round 1 Of Hollywood Week With Mom In Crowd







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Alyssa Norwin
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The judges were impressed by Claudia Conway’s performance on this week’s ‘American Idol.’

After making it through the audition round, Claudia Conway returned for Hollywood Week on the March 21 episode of American Idol. For the first round of Hollywood Week, the artists chose one of six genres to perform a song from. They then went head-to-head with other contestants from the same genre with performances in front of the judges.

Claudia chose chose the pop genre, which was the most popular choice amongst the contestants. When she stepped onstage, Katy Perry immediately commented on her major transformation — she dyed her hair from blonde to dark brown! Claudia sang “River” by Bishop Briggs, and the judges applauded her after the rendition. She even made it through to the next round of Hollywood Week!

Claudia Conway performing on ‘American Idol.’ (ABC)

My audition wasn’t my best,” Claudia admitted before the performance. “I was really, really nervous. I had these doubts in my head telling me, you’re not ready, you’re not good enough. In my life, I’m so focused on all the noise and people hating on me and my family online and on social media. Katy Perry told me, ‘You have to calm the storm that is around you.’ She believed in me. I could not be more grateful for that. Now, I’m just drowning out the noise and telling myself I can do it.”

This week, Claudia had a special guest with her — her mom, Kellyanne Conway, who was formerly a senior advisor for Donald Trump. Claudia and Kellyanne’s relationship has made headlines due to their very different political views, which led to tension between them that was publicized ahead of the 2020 election. “It’s okay for you to have different views than people you love,” Claudia said on Idol.

Claudia Conway performs during Hollywood Week on ‘American Idol.’ (ABC)

Before Claudia took the stage, Ryan Seacrest asked her how important being on this show was for her in finding out who she wants to be apart from her parents. “It’s the most important thing in the world for me,” Claudia confirmed. “I’ve been trying to establish my own identity for a while. Most people don’t know I’m a singer and it’s very, very important to me.”

Although Claudia was “literally freaking out” before her performance, she totally pulled it together! Kellyanne couldn’t have been more proud, and was on her feet in the crowd when Claudia was announced as moving on. Next, she’ll take on the Duets round in Hollywood Week.

Chrissy Teigen Dresses As A Hooters Girl In Tank & Short Shorts As She Reveals She Once Worked There

Chrissy Teigen Dresses As A Hooters Girl In Tank & Short Shorts As She Reveals She Once Worked There

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Chrissy Teigen joked about returning to ‘her roots’ while dressed as a Hooters waitress, and the company hilariously asked if she wanted her job back.

Chrissy Teigen has revealed she used to be a Hooters waitress, as she dusted off her old short shorts and tank top for a themed birthday party. The 35-year-old model turned cookbook author shared a snap of herself rocking the iconic uniform as she threw her stylist Alana Van Deraa a 28th birthday party at her home with husband John Legend, 42. “back to my roots. was a hostess at the hoots! the shorts, they have changed!!!!” she captioned a clip of herself posing in the mirror, wearing tiny orange shorts and a white tank top.

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The chain restaurant’s official IG account commented on the snap, writing, “Just say the word and you’ve got your job back.” Other fans joked about just how short her pants were. Girl! Did those shorts buy you dinner first? Because they are getting INTIMATE.” Chrissy catered the party with the restaurant’s hot wings and a big Hooters cake, as she arranged an elaborate balloon display featuring orange, white and silver balloons. “everyone here are like total losers except you guys, you guys seem super cool !!!!” she captioned another snap, which showed her and her mini-me daughter Luna posing in front of the balloons.

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One fan joked, “Glad you can post this quality content now that POTUS is off the feed,” referencing Joe Biden, 78, unfollowing the model on social media so she didn’t feel bad about posting racy content. Chrissy was blocked from the @potus Twitter account while Donald Trump, 74, was in office, and initially asked Biden to unblock her after he was sworn in on Jan. 20. Nevertheless, she subsequently wrote, “I have tweeted a handful of times since my treasured @POTUS following. In order for me to flourish as me, I must ask you to please lord unfollow me. I love you!!! It’s not you it’s me!!!!” Almost immediately after Chrissy shared her tweet, the president’s Twitter account unfollowed her.

‘Borat’ Star Sacha Baron Cohen, 49, Goes For A Shirtless Dip In Australia — See Pics

‘Borat’ Star Sacha Baron Cohen, 49, Goes For A Shirtless Dip In Australia — See Pics

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Emily Selleck
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Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen was spotted going for a swim at a Sydney beach, after relocating to Australia with his wife Isla Fisher.

Sacha Baron Cohen is Sydney’s newest resident! The Borat star has moved Down Under with his Australian wife, Isla Fisher and their three kids — and he’s already blending in with the locals. The British comedian, 49, was seen going for a dip on February 27, and showed off his fit physique as he went shirtless on a Sydney beach — see the pics here. He walked along the golden sand, before going for a swim in the ocean, rocking nothing but a pair of black swimming trunks.

It comes less than six months after Sacha released the long awaited sequel to the 2006 mockumentary Borat. The controversial film attracted much attention, including from  Donald Trump. The then-POTUS was asked about a viral clip from the movie, which showed former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani, 76, seemingly in a compromising position. Reporter Steve Herman, who was on Air Force One, said Trump claimed he had no idea what happened. “To me, he’s a creep,” he said of Sacha, adding, “I don’t know what happened. But years ago, you know, he [Sacha] tried to scam me and I was the only one who said no way. That’s a phony guy and I don’t find him funny.”

Just one week prior, footage emerged of Rudy Giuliani interacting with Borat’s teenage daughter, played by 24-year-old actress Maria Bakalova. Rudy follows Maria, who is under the guise of Borat’s daughter named Tutar Sagdiyev, into a hotel room for a “drink,” per The Hollywood Reporter. The politician then asked her for her phone number, as he lied down on the bed and puts his hand down his pants.

Rudy claimed to have called the police after the interaction, upon realizing he’d been pranked. “The Borat video is a complete fabrication. I was tucking in my shirt after taking off the recording equipment,” he tweeted. “At no time before, during, or after the interview was I ever inappropriate. If Sacha Baron Cohen implies otherwise, he is a stone-cold liar. … As soon as I realized it was a set up, I called the police, which has been noted in [The Hollywood Reporter] article on July 8th.”

Donald Trump’s Weird Eating Habits Revealed From Diet Coke Rituals To Sealed Ketchup & Tootsie Rolls

Donald Trump’s Weird Eating Habits Revealed From Diet Coke Rituals To Sealed Ketchup & Tootsie Rolls

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Beth Shilliday
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Donald Trump has long been known for his unhealthy eating choices. But now his dining out habits are being revealed, and some of his practices are just plain bizarre.

Former President Donald Trump‘s deep love of Diet Coke and fast food is a well known fact. But when he was POTUS, the 74-year-old had a fine dining ritual for those four years whenever he headed to the upscale BLT Prime restaurant inside the Trump D.C. Hotel. There was even a Standard Operating Procedure manual that staff had to follow whenever Trump came in, which has been obtained by the Washingtonian. It revealed that table 72 of the eatery was always on constant reserve for when Trump decided to eat there.

Even though Trump refused to wear face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic, he apparently was a germaphobe while dining out. When he arrived at BLT Prime, the POTUS was “discreetly” given a mini bottle of Purell hand sanitizer. He also demanded that his Diet Coke choices be presented in a certain way and the pouring involved seven steps. It began with the waiter asking, “Good (time of day) Mr. President. Would you like your Diet Coke with or without ice?” The publication reports that “A polished tray with chilled bottles and highball glasses was already prepared for either response.”

Some of former POTUS Donald Trump’s rather odd fine dining habits have been revealed. Photo credit: AP.

“The beverage had to be opened in front of the germaphobe commander in chief, ‘never beforehand.’ The server was to hold a longneck-bottle opener by the lower third of the handle in one hand and the Diet Coke, also by the lower third, in the other. Once poured, the drink had to be placed at the President’s right-hand side. ‘Repeat until POTUS departs,” the instructions reportedly continued.

According to the S.O.P. document, Trump always had the same order: “Shrimp cocktail, well-done steak, and fries (plus sometimes apple pie or chocolate cake for dessert). Popovers — make it a double for the President — had to be served within two minutes and the crustaceans ‘immediately.’” Trump’s germaphobe habits came into play again, as the server’s instruction manual advised that they “open mini glass bottles of Heinz ketchup in front of Trump, taking care to ensure he could hear the seal make the ‘pop” sound,’” according to the Washingtonian.

Perhaps the most unusual aspect of the instructions was the amount of candy and snacks that had to be on hand for when the president dined at BLT Prime. It was required that  “A tray of junk food needed to be available for every Trump visit: Lay’s potato chips (specifically, sour cream and onion), Milky Way, Snickers, Nature Valley Granola Bars, Tic Tacs, gummy bears, Chips Ahoy, Oreos, Nutter Butters, Tootsie Rolls, chocolate-covered raisins, and Pop-Secret,” according to the site. As if he couldn’t get those in the White House as well?!

Donald Trump loved Diet Coke so much he had a red button on his Oval Office desk that when pressed immediately had the soda delivered to him. Photo credit: MEGA.

Trump’s love of Diet Coke was so great that he had a red button on the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office that when pressed, the soda would be delivered by a butler. U.K’s Time Radio Chief Political Commentator Tom Newton Dunn pointed it out in a tweet showing photos of freshly inaugurated President Joe Biden at the Resolute Desk on Jan. 20, 2021 compared to Trump’s previous setup.

“President Biden has removed the Diet Coke button. When @ShippersUnbound and I interviewed Donald Trump in 2019, we became fascinated by what the little red button did. Eventually Trump pressed it, and a butler swiftly brought in a Diet Coke on a silver platter. It’s gone now,” Dunn shared, stunning the world that Trump actually had a Diet Coke button on his desk!

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Clemson is really eating FAST FOOD at the White House!!!!!
President Trump (@realDonaldTrump) is serving McDonald's, Wendy's, Burger King and pizza to the College football National title team at the White House. @wusa9 @WUSA9sports #Clemson #FastFood #Trump pic.twitter.com/tRMaLqpvPb

— Darren M. Haynes (@DarrenMHaynes) January 14, 2019

Trump’s love of fast food has has also been well well documented. His first wife Ivana Trump claimed that Donald’s greatest “weakness is the Big Mac” from McDonald’s. During a Jan. 2019 White House visit by the newly victorious the NCAA football champion Clemson Tigers football squad, Trump had McDonald’s, Burger King and Wendy’s items laid out on expensive platters for the players as their dinner. While the visit did occur during an ongoing government shutdown over his border wall funding demands, Trump told reporters that “I would think that’s their favorite food,” when discussing his cheap and greasy dinner selection for the elite athletes, as he himself loved the stuff.

Donald Trump Acquitted In Senate Impeachment Trial: Not Guilty Of Incitement Of Insurrection

Donald Trump Acquitted In Senate Impeachment Trial: Not Guilty Of Incitement Of Insurrection

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Former President Donald Trump has been acquitted of ‘incitement of insurrection’ in his Senate impeachment trial, with seven Republican senators voting to convict.

The United States Senate voted to acquit former President Donald Trump, finding him not guilty of “incitement of insurrection” for the role he played in the January 6 siege on Capitol Hill. The February 13 vote was a first in American history. No United States president has ever stood trial for impeachment after leaving office. Voting came down to 57 votes “yea” and 43 votes “nay.” Seven Republicans shockingly voted to convict: Richard Burr (NC), Bill Cassidy (LA), Susan Collins (ME), Lisa Murkowski (AK), Mitt Romney (UT), Ben Sasse (NE), and Pat Toomey (PA).

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) tore into the decision to acquit in a speech following the vote. “The former President inspired, directed, and propelled a mob to violently prevent the peaceful transfer of power, subvert the will of the people, and illegally keep that President in power,” Schumer said. “There is nothing, nothing more un-American than that. There is nothing, nothing more antithetical to our democracy… insulting to the generations of Americans patriots who gave their lives to defend our form of government. Let it live on in infamy, a stain on Donald John Trump that can never, never be washed away.”

Former President Donald Trump speaks to constituents at the White House (AP)

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell gave a baffling speech of his own in which he condemned Trump’s actions regarding the insurrection, just minutes after voting to acquit. “Former president’s Trump’s actions preceding the riots were a disgraceful, disgraceful dereliction of duty. There’s no question, none, that President Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day,” McConnell stated. Again, he and 42 of his colleagues had just voted to acquit Trump of high crimes and misdemeanors for inciting the riots.

The acquittal came after five days of harrowing testimony from lawmakers who were at the Capitol when Trump supporters attacked on January 6. House Delegate Stacey Plaskett (D-Virgin Islands) shared never before seen footage from the riot during her testimony at the trial. The incredibly disturbing videos, taken from the halls of the Capitol, showed insurgents breaking windows and attacking police officers.

While marching through the building, a group of rioters chanted “Hang Mike Pence!” Minutes earlier, Trump had tweeted that the vice president “didn’t have the courage to do what should have been done to protect our Country and our Constitution.” The president had just learned that Pence and his family were fleeing the Capitol. Gallows were erected outside. In another part of the building, an insurgent yelled “Nancy, where are you?” as he and cohorts tried to break down locked doors while trying to find the House Speaker.

They nearly reached Pelosi’s staffers, who were hiding in one of the rooms under a table. The footage from the insurrection also revealed that some of the insurgents were heavily armed with tactical gear. The person photographed sitting with his feet up on Pelosi’s desk had a 925,000 volt stun gun on his belt.

Former President Donald Trump speaks to reporters outside the White House(AP)

Trump’s trial and acquittal come after he was impeached for the second time on January 13 — a staggering “accomplishment,” considering they each occurred in just over one year. Trump is now responsible for two of the four total presidential impeachments in United States history. The House of Representatives held their hearing and cast votes in a matter of hours after concluding that he was responsible for inciting the insurrection at the Capitol that left five dead.

Ten Republican representatives joined the Democrats in voting to impeach: Adam Kinzinger (IL), John Katko (NY), Liz Cheney (WI), Fred Upton (MI), Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA), Dan Newhouse (WA), Peter Meijer (MI), Tom Rice (NC), David Valadao (CA), and Anthony Gonzalez (OH). No House Republicans voted to impeach Trump in 2019.

Trump statement makes clear he’s not going away: “Our historic, patriotic and beautiful movement to Make America Great Again has only just begun. In the months ahead I have much to share with you…” pic.twitter.com/vOCD30rTqW

— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) February 13, 2021

Seven Republican senators followed their lead on February 13, voting to convict. If Trump had been convicted, he would have lost a number of benefits afforded to past presidents under the Former President Act: Secret Service detail, a lifetime pension of $400,000 per year, private air travel, access to classified intelligence information, and, most importantly, the ability to run for office at any level. Trump’s threat to run for a second term in 2024 is still viable.

Trump issued a statement immediately after the verdict was announced in Senate, indicating that he’s not going anywhere, anytime soon: My deepest thanks to all of the United States Senators and Members of Congress who stood proudly for the Constitution we all revere and for the sacred legal principles at the heart of our country… Our historic, patriotic and beautiful movement to Make America Great Again has only just begun. In the months ahead I have much to share with you.”

Melania Trump ‘Bitter’ Over Jill Biden Getting Attention & Publicity As First Lady, Report Claims

Melania Trump ‘Bitter’ Over Jill Biden Getting Attention & Publicity As First Lady, Report Claims

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Former FLOTUS Melania Trump is reportedly upset after seeing the warm reception Dr. Jill Biden has received in her short time in the White House that she never had.

Melania Trump left Washington, DC, behind on January 20 both physically and mentally. The former FLOTUS, 50, who had the worst public approval ratings of any first lady in modern history, has spent her time post-White House at the spa while husband Donald Trump focuses on his second impeachment trial, a source with knowledge of her schedule told CNN. It doesn’t seem like that will change anytime soon.

“She goes to the spa, has lunch, goes to the spa (again) and has dinner with Donald on the patio,” the source at Mar-a-Lago said. “Rinse and repeat. Every day.” It was clear that Trump had checked out in her last weeks in the White House, only being seen in public a handful of times. Unhappy with how his presidency ended — and the way it affected her — Trump has allegedly been “bitter and chilly” toward her husband. Especially because her successor, Dr. Jill Biden, has received a warm welcome by the public.

Melania Trump arrives in Palm Beach on Air Force One after leaving the White House for the last time, 1/20/21 (AP)

Trump’s most “fervent ire” was seeing Dr. Biden settle into the East Wing with ease. Within two weeks, she had over a dozen staffers happily working for her; in the last weeks of her husband’s administration, Trump’s staff was dropping out in droves. Shortly before Joe Biden‘s inauguration, a report surfaced claiming that Trump never reached out to Dr. Biden to facilitate an East Wing transition or welcome her to the White House — a tradition for most, if not all, first ladies. Trump reportedly did leave a note for Dr. Biden in the Executive Residence, but the contents of the letter weren’t publicized.

Former President Trump lamented before his Twitter account shut down that his wife never appeared on magazine covers during her four years as presidency. Less than a month after becoming first lady, Dr. Biden graced the cover of PEOPLE with her husband, the new president, and was featured in an article for Parents magazine. She also recorded a televised message with her husband that aired before Super Bowl LV.

Dr. Jill Biden campaigns for husband Joe Biden in Houston, 10/13/20 (AP)

Most recently, Twitter praised Dr. Biden’s wholesome and adorable Valentine’s Day decorations at the White House. The new FLOTUS hand-painted giant red hearts with inspirational messages and placed them on the White House lawn. Meanwhile, Trump’s Christmas decorations were mocked for looking like something out of Suspiria. Essentially, their experiences as first ladies already couldn’t be more different.

 

 

 

 

Angelina Jolie Shows Daughter Shiloh’s, 14, New Long Hair Makeover In Pics From Election Night

Angelina Jolie Shows Daughter Shiloh’s, 14, New Long Hair Makeover In Pics From Election Night

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Shiloh Jolie-Pitt’s new long hair was front and center in a gorgeous photo taken from her mom’s ‘British Vogue’ shoot.

As Shiloh Jolie-Pitt grows up, she continues to have a style all her own. The 14-year-old was once known for keeping the blonde locks she inherited from dad Brad Pitt clipped short. Now, she’s trying out longer hair like her sisters, Zahara and Vivienne Jolie-Pitt. Shiloh’s long hair was shown from behind in a sweet photo featured in mom Angelina Jolie‘s British Vogue shoot. The photo features Shiloh and her sisters, plus brother Knox, watching the 2020 election results with their mother. See the photo HERE.

While Shiloh now has long hair, you can see in the photo that she’s keeping it tied back in a casual ponytail. While the photo was taken in November, fans first got a good look at the new ‘do while the teen was out and about with Angelina and Zahara in January. The ladies indulged in a quick shopping trip in Los Angeles, where Shiloh rocked her high ponytail, denim shorts, a black hoodie, and Converse hi-tops. As they walked around LA, it was clear that she’s now just as tall — maybe taller — than her mother.

Shiloh Jolie-Pitt reveals she’s grown out her hair while hanging with mom Angelina Jolie and sister Zahara Jolie-Pitt (MEGA)

The British Vogue photo is absolutely wholesome. The Jolie-Pitt kids all perch on furniture in their mom’s living room while CBS News blares on the TV above the bookcase. Though none of the four kids are old enough to vote, they look enraptured while waiting to see who would win on November 3 — Donald Trump or Joe Biden. Angelina spoke about her love for her six kids — she’s also mom to sons Maddox and Pax Jolie-Pitt — and their unique style in the in-depth feature.

“I couldn’t force anything on anybody, which is part of the fun. They are all very different,” the Oscar winner gushed, adding that she thinks they’re “very” cool. “I was best friends with my mom. I loved having babies, but I love sitting up at night and talking to my kids. I like the teenage years. I like the older years. I love hanging out with them,” she said.

Trump Trolled For Misspelling United States In Formal Answer To Impeachment

Trump Trolled For Misspelling United States In Formal Answer To Impeachment

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Former president Donald Trump’s response to his impeachment was riddled with typos, including one glaring error in the very first line. What’s the ‘Unites’ States of America?

Donald Trump‘s formal answer to his January 13 impeachment for “incitement of insurrection” not only came three weeks late, but was delivered with a glaring typo. The former president’s statement, released February 2, is addressed to “The Honorable, the Member of the Unites States Senate.” This simple, but completely avoidable mistake isn’t the worst of it. Not by a long shot.

Trump's formal answer to his impeachment starts off by misspelling "United States."

It goes downhill from there. pic.twitter.com/G2S0Bx50bt

— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) February 2, 2021

I dare anyone to write an impeachment lawyer misquoting the constitution into a comedy screenplay that doesn’t get rejected for being too unclever

— Pool Ladder, MD (@_ladder_MD) February 2, 2021

The filing comes from Trump’s two new defense lawyers, Bruce Castor and David Schoen, who signed on after his original impeachment legal team, including Rudy Giuliani, resigned. The brief contains two central themes, that impeaching a former president is unconstitutional (it’s not), and that Trump’s First Amendment rights were allegedly violated. It also includes several allusions to Trump’s baseless claims that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from him by voter fraud.

While arguing about unconstitutionality, Castor and Schoen… misquoted the United States Constitution. They write: “Article I, Section 3 of the Constitution states ‘[j]udgment in cases of impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy AN office of honor…’” The Constitution actually says “ANY office of honor.” Trump’s defense lawyers are arguing their case on a misreading, insisting that because the former president has already left office, he cannot be removed.

Donald Trump waves goodbye as he leaves the White House for the last time on Marine One, 1/20/21 (AP Photo/ Alex Brandon)

Needless to say, the former president and his lawyers are getting roasted on Twitter. “I dare anyone to write an impeachment lawyer misquoting the constitution into a comedy screenplay that doesn’t get rejected for being too unclever [sic],” one Twitter user wrote in response to seeing the typos. “You’d think you could copy/paste that at least,” another person tweeted. “Trump, as usual, is getting what he‘s too cheap and unwilling to pay for,” one Trump critic quipped.

Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives on January 13, one week after his supporters stormed Capitol Hill on his command. Inside, a joint session of Congress was counting Joe Biden’s electoral votes to certify him as president. The violent insurrectionists burst into the Capitol building, searching for lawmakers and leaving destruction in their wake. They had all just come from a rally where Trump told them to march to the Capitol and fight for their country. His Senate impeachment trial begins February 8.

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘RHOC’ Alum Tamra Judge Thinks Season 15 Was A ‘Hot Mess’ Without Her: A Cast ‘Shakeup’ Is Expected

‘RHOC’ Alum Tamra Judge Thinks Season 15 Was A ‘Hot Mess’ Without Her: A Cast ‘Shakeup’ Is Expected

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Tamra Judge would ‘definitely be open to returning’ to ‘RHOC’ as the show’s production figures ‘out what to do with the show and cast,’ sources EXCLUSIVELY tell HollywoodLife.

With the Season 15 reunion of The Real Housewives of Orange County out of the way, “all of the ladies are expecting a cast shakeup,” a source close to production EXCLUSIVELY tells HollywoodLife. Fans believe Andy Cohen hinted at this himself when Evan Ross Katz tweeted that “it’s time to cancel RHOC” amid backlash over the controversial reunion, to which Andy instead said, “I think you mean reBOOT.” But “Andy’s tweet didn’t startle any of the cast,” our source tells us, and we hear that one alum in particular would be down to join this hypothetical “rebooted” cast: Tamra Judge

It's time to cancel RHOC.

— Ξvan Ross Katz (@evanrosskatz) January 28, 2021

I think you mean reBOOT

— Andy Cohen (@Andy) January 28, 2021

“Tamra would definitely be open to returning to the show if asked to come back,” another source, close to the RHOC star who left the Bravo show ahead of Season 15, EXCLUSIVELY tells HollywoodLife. This is because the show “was such a huge part of her life for so long and she’d be lying if she said she didn’t miss it,” our source explains. These feelings aren’t exactly a secret; Tamra mourned her firing from the main RHOC cast in the TikTok below, which was set to the tune of John Denver‘s heartbreak ballad “Fire and Rain.”

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Tamra also “feels” like the show just isn’t the same without her, especially after watching that headline-making reunion. “Tamra was a major player and such a huge contribution to why RHOC became the huge success it is today. She feels like the show just isn’t the same as it used to be without her and some of the other former cast members like Vicki [Gunvalson] and Heather [Dubrow], and she really believes that the fans feel the same way,” our second source says of Tamra, who starred on RHOC for 12 seasons. Our insider adds, “[Tamra] watched the reunion like everyone else and couldn’t believe what a hot mess it was.”

“Like it or not, Tamra brought the drama in a way that kept people watching season after season,” our source continues. “She knows that there were times that she may have stirred the pot and put her foot in her mouth, but who hasn’t? At the end of the day, Tamra apologized when she felt she did something wrong and she held herself accountable. And when it comes down to it, she still has a huge fan base because they can see that she’s truly a good person.”

As for the current cast members, “some are more nervous than others about coming back, but Emily [Simpson], Gina [Kirschenheiter], Kelly [Dodd], Elizabeth [Lyn Vargas] and Shannon [Beador] all want to,” our first source tells us. “It sounds like Braunwyn [Windham-Burke] is kind of on the fence, but none of the ladies are speaking to her so they don’t know what the deal is with her. It would be awkward if she came back with all of them.”

The Season 15 cast of The Real Housewives of Orange County. (Photo Credit: Bravo)

It’s important to note, however, that Bravo has not made any final decisions about casting. In fact, “everything has been put on hold as they try to figure out what to do with the show and cast,” another source close to production EXCLUSIVELY tells HollywoodLife. “They are going to delay filming for months if they have to.”

follow me on tik tok to see full video ? @Andy I poke fun 😂 #rhoc #Reboot #bravo #fired pic.twitter.com/Naf2BzhPrc

— Tamra Judge (@tamrajudgeOC) January 29, 2021

For now, though, many fans are still upset over what played out on the reunion. Andy and Kelly came head-to-head over insensitive comments that Kelly made about the pandemic; at one point, Kelly even claimed that her fans called Andy “anti-American” because he doesn’t “like Donald Trump.” Tamra made it clear that she was on-board with fans who wanted some firing to go down (she didn’t name anyone in particular, though). The Bravo alum also tweeted the RHOC TikTok about her own firing (see above), and used the hashtags #Reboot and #fired…and Andy retweeted the post!

Miley Cyrus Sings Trump Diss Song ‘Golden G String’ & More For NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Series

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Miley Cyrus belted out some of her biggest hits from her latest album ‘Midnight Sky’ and performed a mesmerizing cover of ‘Fade Into You’ for NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert! Check out the full clip of her performance.

Miley Cyrus seriously took the “home” element of NPR’s Tiny Desk (Home) Concert literally. The singer, 28, belted out some of her hit tracks from her album Midnight Sky and even offered an intoxicating cover of “Fade Into You” for her Tiny Desk performance, which debuted on January 28. At the start of the video, Miley, clad in a faux fur coat and wide-leg trousers, tumbled into a miniafpoweturized version of a teen’s bedroom, complete with posters, a night stand, chest of drawers, guitar, and bed (upon which the singer reclined during her first song).

Following her rendition of Mazzy Star’s “Fade Into You,” Miley segued into “Golden G String,” the singer’s personalized diss track of former President Donald Trump. For this tune, Miley lost her fur coat and cowgirl hat, opting to shed her layers of clothing for the powerful ballad. “So the mad man’s in the big chair / And his heart’s an iron vault / He says ‘If you can’t make ends meet, honey, it must be your fault,’” Miley sang with a gusto.

Miley Cyrus at the 2019 Costume Institute Benefit Gala celebrating the opening of “Camp: Notes on Fashion” held on May 6, 2019 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City [AP].At one point, Miley even got down on her knees for the captivating tune. The singer’s rasping voice came through with a force, and Miley was able to hold viewers captive despite the unorthodox setup of her Tiny Desk Concert. Following “Golden G String,” Miley dove right into a stripped down version of her hit “Prisoner,” sans collaborator Dua Lipa. But it’s “Golden G String” that seriously left an impression.

Miley, who’s consistently amplified her voice in the realm of politics and social change, has been very transparent about the meaning behind “Golden G String.” During her conversation with Apple Music on November 23, 2020, Miley explained that the song “is reflective of Donald Trump as president and the men [who] hold all the cards — and they ain’t playing gin, and they determine your fate.”

Miley Cyrus performing in concert at The Glastonbury Festival on June 30, 2019 at Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset, England [AP].She continued, “But it’s like our president grabs women by the – and you’re mad at me. I’m a pop star. I’m supposed to do these things. I’m supposed to do things that sometimes make you uncomfortable or you take offense. That’s kind of my job, that’s entertainment. I don’t want that in a leader.”

Miley has been one of Donald Trump’s most fervent critics. Even at the time of his 2016 election, the singer asked the Commander in Chief to show “compassion,” but to know avail. Over the course of the last four years, Miley has undergone a major transformation, and has continued to find her voice; this NPR Tiny Desk Concert served to amplify it.

Joe Biden’s Dogs, Major & Champ, 1st Spotted & Heard Barking After Their Move To White House

Joe Biden’s Dogs, Major & Champ, 1st Spotted & Heard Barking After Their Move To White House

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Dogs are back at the White House, after Donald Trump broke the 115-year tradition. Major and Champ barked as Joe Biden signed an executive order that lifted a ban on transgender people serving in the military.

President Joe Biden has new roommates at the White House: his German shepherds Major and Champ. The new POTUS’ pooches finally left Delaware and moved into their new living quarters in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 24, four days after Biden was inaugurated into office. The dogs are already making their presence on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. known, too: they were seen happily roaming the White House’s lawn in the video below, captured by ABC News.

The First Dogs—Champ and Major—arrived at the White House on Sunday from Delaware.

The two German shepherds are the first pets to live at the executive mansion since the Obama administration. https://t.co/imJ5jzdi7a pic.twitter.com/JXChPJQBXF

— ABC News (@ABC) January 25, 2021

Major and Champ are making sure their neighbors in America’s capital can hear them, too! They could be heard barking as Biden signed an executive order that repealed “the transgender military ban to ensure everyone who’s qualified to serve in the military can do so openly and free from discrimination” on Jan. 25, which the White House’s Twitter account announced that Monday. You can watch Biden lift the ban — and the dog barks that accompanied this celebrated action — which Donald Trump had put into effect in Aug. 2019.

#BuildBarkBetter https://t.co/qL7aILjHEH

— The White House (@WhiteHouse) January 25, 2021

People are celebrating the First Dogs’ arrival at the White House for many reasons. Major, whom the POTUS and First Lady Jill Biden officially adopted from the Delaware Humane Association in Nov. 2018, is widely believed to be the first ever shelter dog who has lived at the White House, since John Adams was the first president to first take up residence at the historical landmark in 1800.

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Many citizens were delighted to see pets at the White House again, too, after Trump opted to not own any during his four-year presidency. This is extremely rare for a president to do; in fact, James K. Polk has been the only other president to not keep any pets at the White House…who held office between 1845-1849. Trump also broke a 115-year tradition of owning dogs at the White House (the last to not own dogs was William McKinley, who instead kept birds and cats).

Inviting pets into the White House wasn’t the only change Biden made during his first days as the POTUS. He also gave the Oval Office a makeover, which entailed parting ways with many of Trump’s old decorations. As you can see, Biden’s hard at work at getting rid of many signs of Trump’s time in office.

Tiffany Trump’s Fiancé Michael Boulos Is Heir To Billion Dollar Nigeria-Based Fortune – His Dad Speaks Out

Tiffany Trump’s Fiancé Michael Boulos Is Heir To Billion Dollar Nigeria-Based Fortune – His Dad Speaks Out

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Tiffany Trump’s Arab-American fiance, Michael Boulos, who she became engaged to the day before Donald Trump left the White House, comes from a wealthy family that has suffered tragedy.

Tiffany Trump, 27, made headlines on Jan. 19 when she announced her engagement to longtime boyfriend Michael Boulos, 23, and now we’re finding out more about the hunk and where he comes from as well as his dad’s take on the couple. The Arab-American entrepreneur, who will soon be Donald Trump‘s son-in-law, is heir to his family’s multi-billion dollar motorcycle business, Boulos Enterprises, and proposed to Tiffany with a $1.2 million engagement ring on the day before Trump left the White House. His dad, Dr. Massad Boulos, spoke to Daily Mail about his family’s history and his feelings on the happy couple’s exciting news.

“It’s great news, it’s been an amazing love story and it will continue to be,” he told the outlet about the engagement. “This is just one chapter that they’re starting now on a long journey of hopefully love and prosperity.”

Tiffany Trump and Michael Boulos announced their engagement on Jan. 19. (AP)

He also gushed over Tiffany. “She’s a beautiful young woman and a very smart one, too. Michael is very lucky,” he said while also praising her dad, whom he’s a big supporter of. “The best president in recent US history; and the one with the biggest achievements by far,” he shared.

Massad was born in Kfaraakka, near the Lebanese border, and came to the U.S. as a child in the 1970s. He married Michael’s mother, Sarah Fadoul, who is the daughter of tycoon Zouhair Fadoul, when he was a student, and Zouhair brought him into the family business, Fadoul Group, which services interests such as construction and vehicle sales, in 13 African countries. Sarah, who was settled in Nigeria, founded the Society for the Performing Arts in Nigeria (SPAN).
After their marriage, Michael, who is the second of four siblings, was eventually born in Houston, Texas but he and his family were largely brought up in Lagos, Nigeria. When Michael was just six, tragedy struck in a big way when he and his family lost seven family members in two accidents that happened just days apart. The first involved the deaths of Sarah’s aunt and uncle from a house fire caused by faulty Christmas lights, and the second involved five other family members, including Sarah’s mother and brother, who all died when their charter flight crashed on Christmas Eve as they were on their way to the funeral.

“It was an awful tragedy for the whole family,” Massad remembered. “Michael was six at the time, and in another country, but it hit everyone.”

Tiffany Trump’s engagement announcement included this message along with a gorgeous photo of the couple posing in the White House. (Courtesy of Instagram)

Michael eventually left Lagos after finishing school to attend Regent’s University, London for three years. After earning a Bachelor of Arts in Global Business Management, he went on to get a master’s degree in Project Management, Finance and Risk at City, University of London.
Although all eyes have recently been on Michael because of his romance with Tiffany, he’s not the only member of his family who enjoys the spotlight once in a while. His brother, Fares Boulos, 30, has shown an interest in acting and appeared on Netflix’s The Crown in the non-speaking role of film director Ken Russell. “He’s always been bright at school and great with people – they both have – but Fares set his heart on acting quite early on,” Massad explained.
As far as what Michael’s currently up to and what the future holds now that Tiffany, whom he started dating in 2018, will definitely be a part of it, Massad sounded confident. “He’s involved in various aspects [of the family business] but currently he’s in the United States and he’s working on his own projects lately,” he confirmed before also admitting he doesn’t think he’ll move back to Nigeria. “I imagine they’ll probably base themselves in Florida for the foreseeable future,” he said.

He also thinks the wedding will take place in the U.S. and thinks trump’s Mar-a-Lago club would be a great venue. “That would be amazing, it’s a fantastic place, but of course that’s his decision, not mine,” he said.

Joe Biden’s Daughter Ashley, 39, & Grandkids Look So Stylish At Inauguration: See Outfits

Joe Biden’s Daughter Ashley, 39, & Grandkids Look So Stylish At Inauguration: See Outfits

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Here’s a breakdown of the Biden family’s inauguration fashion, from the evening outfits to the colorful coats that Joe’s daughter and grandchildren wore.

Joe Biden has only been in office for two days, and his family has already taken Twitter and fashion columns by storm. The new POTUS’s daughter Ashley Biden, 39, and his grandchildren Naomi, 27, Finnegan, 20, Maisy, 19, Natalie, 16, and grandson Robert “Hunter” Biden II, 14, impressed fans with their Inauguration Day fashion on Jan. 20, which entailed monochrome winter coats for the daytime portion and sophisticated evening wear for the nighttime festivities at Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

From left to right: Joe’s son-in-law Howard, granddaughter Natalie, granddaughter Maisy, daughter Ashley (in her iconic tux), Joe himself, wife Jill, granddaughter Finnegan, granddaughter Naomi, and grandson Robert “Hunter” Biden II. (Photo Credit: AP)

We’ll start our fashion breakdown with Ashley. The social worker and activist ditched a dress altogether and made a powerful statement as the First Daughter of the United States in a Ralph Lauren tuxedo, complete with a bow tie and stilettos, for Inauguration Night — you can see a close-up shot below.

Ashley Biden looks powerful in a Ralph Lauren tuxedo on Inauguration Night on Jan. 20, 2021. (Photo Credit: AP)

Meanwhile, Ashley’s nieces Naomi, Finnegan, Maisy and Natalie all wore designer dresses for the evening portion of Inauguration Day. Two of Joe’s granddaughters, Natalie and Finnegan, both wore dresses from Markarian (the same designer that their grandmother, Jill Biden, wore for the daytime ceremony). Finnegan is pictured below wearing a sparkly orange number from the high-end brand by her older sister Naomi, who looked lovely in a purple frock. Meanwhile, Hunter — who is standing to their far right — wore a classic suit and tie.

From left to right: Finnegan and Naomi Biden (both daughters of Hunter and Kahtleen Biden) and their cousin, Robert Biden II. (Photo Credit: AP)

To the far left of the group shot you have Biden’s other teen granddaughter, Maisy. Like her aunt, Maisy defied traditional dress code by rocking a Rodarte print dress with Nike high-top sneakers! She is pictured standing by Natalie (in the gold dress), who’s actually a TikTok star with 1.5 million followers.

Biden’s family drew just as much attention even for the toned-down swearing in ceremony that took place at the U.S. Capitol earlier that day. Ashley opted for a sensible navy double breasted coat with a face mask in a matching color, and essentially twinned with her father as he became the 46th president of the United States (check out their matching outfits below).

Ashley Biden wears a navy winter coat that matches her father’s at his inauguration ceremony at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 20, 2021. (Photo Credit: AP)

Biden’s granddaughters’ outfits, however, were a different story for the daytime event. The foursome drew attention across the Internet for their monochrome winter outfits: Natalie especially stood out in a bubblegum pink coat and coordinating face mask!

Jill Biden is pictured in the front in bright blue, coordinating with her granddaughter Natalie Biden who’s in bright pink! Pictured behind them are Robert “Hunter” Biden II, Maisy Biden and Finnegan Biden. (Photo Credit: AP)
Naomi Biden wears suffragette white by Barack Obama and Michelle Obama. (Photo Credit: AP)

Natalie’s cousins also stuck to this monochrome theme in different colors: Finnegan in peachy salmon, Maisy in navy, and Naomi in suffragette white. Even Jill coordinated with her granddaughters’ monochrome theme by having Markarian designer Alexandra O’Neill create her blue tweed coat, dress and coordinating face mask.

The Biden family walk together as a family on Inauguration Day in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 20, 2021. (Photo Credit: AP)

It’s easy to see why the Biden family got all dressed up for the big day (aside from the fact that Joe was becoming the president and replacing Donald Trump, of course). Jennifer Lopez and Lady Gaga performed at the daytime ceremony, and even former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama attended the historical day (you can see them standing with Naomi among the photos above). The nation’s youngest poet laureate, Amanda Gorman, also delivered a moving poem at the inauguration ceremony. The daytime event was followed by the Celebrating America television and livestream special, which Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris also delivered remarks for (for the event, Biden and his family gathered at the Lincoln Memorial, as you can see above).

RHOC’s Kelly Dodd & Andy Cohen Feud Over COVID As She Says ‘I Hate Wearing A Mask’

RHOC’s Kelly Dodd & Andy Cohen Feud Over COVID As She Says ‘I Hate Wearing A Mask’

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Kelly Dodd and Andy Cohen butted heads on part one of the ‘RHOC’ reunion, which aired on Jan. 20. Andy grilled Kelly about her COVID-19 statements, while Kelly said her fans think Andy is ‘Anti-American.’

Tensions were high between Kelly Dodd, 45, and Andy Cohen, 52, when the subject turned to the coronavirus pandemic on part one of The Real Housewives of Orange County on Jan. 20. Kelly has sparked one controversy after the other for her insensitive comments about the pandemic, and Andy wanted to hear Kelly’s thoughts about wearing masks now that they were face-to-face.

Tune in to part 1 of the #RHOC reunion tonight! 🍊 It’s one for the books 👀 pic.twitter.com/Hq5H7eGxvS

— Kelly Dodd (@RHOC_KellyDodd) January 21, 2021

“I hate wearing a mask, I think everyone’s on that with me,” Kelly admitted. “I will wear them because I have to. Does your pants protect you from a fart? Are the masks helping? I don’t know.” This led Andy to point out that he’s been receiving messages from fans who think the RHOC star is taking the pandemic too lightly, and so the Kelly backtracked by saying, “I feel bad for anyone who lost loved ones, I think it’s horrific, I think it’s horrible. Did I take it seriously? Yeah. But I also was frustrated.”

Andy persisted. “Your behavior has really outraged people,” the RHOC executive producer added, but Kelly didn’t seem to think this was hurting her fame. “My fan base is building, I haven’t lost any followers,” she insisted. This didn’t satisfy Andy, who added, “I mean, the amount of messages that I get that you’re uneducated, you’re putting out misinformation, you’re behaving like a moron.”

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Instead of apologizing, Kelly decided to fight back by claiming she has received unfavorable messages about Andy as well. “I get them too, saying that you’re anti-American, that you put your political beliefs out there,  that they don’t want to watch a political show,” Kelly retorted. This caught Andy by surprise, who asked if Kelly’s fans think he’s “anti-American” just because he doesn’t “like Donald Trump.” Kelly confirmed that’s exactly what she meant.

The subject then turned back to Kelly’s social media posts about the pandemic. Andy wanted to know if Kelly ever took a minute to wonder if she shouldn’t post such things, and Kelly got defensive. “I feel like sh-t. I feel horribly and you’re making it worse,” she said.

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Andy ignored the jab by asking, “Are you worried you’re gonna be on the wrong side of history?” Kelly no longer wanted to apologize and instead clapped back, “Oh my god, what do you want from me? Seriously, what do you want? I’m sorry for hurting people’s feelings when that wasn’t my intent. What do you want from me?”

This isn’t the first time Andy has scolded Kelly for her remarks about the virus. On Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen in Dec. 2020, the talk show host asked if Kelly has “any remorse” for writing that the pandemic is “God’s way of thinning the herd” in an Instagram comment in April (Kelly later apologized for the remark via Twitter in May, but offered another apology on Andy’s show).

In May, Kelly also took to her Instagram Story while dining out and happily said, “No one is wearing masks here in Orange County. Yup, because no one is dying here of the virus.” During her appearance on WWHL, Kelly said that she was just “misinformed” at the time.

Macaulay Culkin Joins ‘Home Alone’ Fans In Call To Edit Out Trump In Sequel: ‘Sold’

Macaulay Culkin Joins ‘Home Alone’ Fans In Call To Edit Out Trump In Sequel: ‘Sold’

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Macaulay Culkin is on board for the removal of Donald Trump’s scene from the 1992 film ‘Home Alone 2: Lost In New York’, in which the POTUS makes a small cameo.

Macaulay Culkin is in full support of digitally removing Donald Trump from the 1992 film Home Alone 2: Lost In New York. The actor, now 40, became a household name following his turn as Kevin McAllister in the iconic Christmas movie — which featured a short cameo from the POTUS. One fan of the movie tweeted, “Petition to digitally replace trump in ‘home alone 2’ with 40-year-old macaulay culkin,” to which the former child star replied, “Sold.”

Sold.

— Macaulay Culkin (@IncredibleCulk) January 13, 2021

Another fan attempted to edit Trump out of the scene, which took place in The Plaza Hotel in Midtown Manhattan. “due to popular request I have removed trump from home alone,” the fan wrote on Twitter. Macaulay responded, “Bravo.” The scene in question features Kevin McCallister walking into the hotel as he attempts to find his family. Upon walking into the luxe hotel, Kevin finds a stranger — Donald Trump, playing himself — and asks him where the lobby is. “Down the hall and to the left,” Trump tells Kevin before walking away.

Though it seems like removing him could be a difficult task, it’s certainly not impossible. In December 2019, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) removed Trump’s scene from the film entirely. It wasn’t until the day after Christmas of that year that fans and Trump supporters alike took to Twitter to share their reactions. The renewed calls to have Trump removed from the final cut of the film come just days after the horrific riots at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, and his second impeachment looming.

Donald Trump’s cameo in ‘Home Alone 2’. Image: Everett Collection

For the first time in United States history, a sitting president has been impeached twice. The 75-year-old was impeached by the House of Representatives on January 13 on one article of “incitement of insurrection” following the January 6 siege on Capitol Hill that left five people dead, and many more injured. The impeachment ruling now heads to Senate, where senators could vote to convict Trump, removing him from office.

Patriots Coach Bill Belichick Applauded By Fans After Dissing Trump & Rejecting His Medal Of Freedom

Patriots Coach Bill Belichick Applauded By Fans After Dissing Trump & Rejecting His Medal Of Freedom

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NE Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick is turning down receiving the nation’s highest civilian honor from Donald Trump. Fans are applauding him for refusing the Medal of Freedom after the Capitol riots.

New England Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick is putting his country above himself in turning down receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom — the nation’s higest civilian honor — because it would be presented to him by Donald Trump. The most winning Super Bowl HC released a statement on Jan. 11, saying that “I was flattered…out of respect for what the honor represents and admiration for prior recipients.” But Trump inciting a large group of supporters to riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 — in which five people died — has changed Bill’s mind about wanting to accept the honor from Trump, 74.

Patriots’ HC Bill Belichick will not be traveling to Washington nor accepting the Presidential Medal of Freedom, he announced today. pic.twitter.com/uvLLigFlHU

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 12, 2021

The 68-year-old continued in his statement, “Subsequently, the tragic events of last week occurred and the decision has been made not to move forward with the award. Above all, I am an American citizen with great reverence for our nation’s values, freedom and democracy. I know I also represent my family and the New England Patriots team.” Fans, sportscasters and former players applauded Belichick’s decision.

Despite being friendly, Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick has refused receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Donald Trump due to the Jan. 6 Capitol rioting he incited. Photo credit: MEGA.

Former Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi — who Belichick coached for 13 season — tweeted, “Proud to have played for this man…” while ESPN Sportscaster Skip Bayless shared, “Good for Bill Belichick.” Dale Arnold, who hosts Boston Bruins hockey games for the New England Sports Network wrote, “You cannot handle this better than Bill Belichick did tonight. You can be sure the players on his team love this.” Famed Harvard Law professor and Patriots fan Lawrence Tribe tweeted, “Good for him! Go Pats!!”

Proud to have played for this man…

“Above all, I am an American citizen with great reverence for our nation’s values, freedom and democracy.” – Bill Belichick

— Tedy Bruschi (@TedyBruschi) January 12, 2021

Kudos to Patriots Coach Bill Belichick, who won't accept the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Trump.

No one else should accept the Medal of Freedom from Trump.

Everyone who has already received it from Trump should return it.

Coming from Trump it is a badge of dishonor.

— Robert Reich (@RBReich) January 12, 2021

Fred Guttenberg — whose daughter Jaime died in the Parkland school massacre wrote, “In any other moment in life, I would be explaining to anyone who would listen why I hate Bill Belichick. Yes, I am a Miami Dolphins fan. Not tonight. Today I am a Bill Belichick fan. Thank you Coach for standing up for America today.” Legendary former Boston Globe sports columnist Bob Ryan tweeted, “Congratulations, Bill Belichick. You have Done The Right Thing.” The day prior when it was announced that Bill was receiving the honor, Bob wrote, “If this story about Bill Belichick accepting a Medal of Freedom from the disgraced occupant of the White House is true, he’s dead to me. Say it ain’t so, Bill. I sincerely hope this is Fake News.” 

As a sad sad sad Jets fan I’m not sure if I’m legally allowed to say a nice thing about Bill Belichick so I’ll try to even it out.

HEY BILL BELICHICK FUCK YOU AND THE PATS IN GENERAL BUT ALSO I GREATLY RESPECT YOU FOR THIS YOU SON OF A BITCH!!! https://t.co/hEYcXZf4Y6

— Philip DeFranco 👊🏻 (@PhillyD) January 12, 2021

Belichick even referenced in his statement how the Black Lives Matter movement also helped influence his decision. “One of the most rewarding things in my professional career took place in 2020 when, through the great leadership within our team, conversations about social justice, equality and human rights moved to the forefront and became actions. Continuing those efforts while remaining true to the people, team and county I love outweigh the benefits of any individual award,” he wrote.

Belichick was due to receive the honor on Jan. 14. He has had a friendly relationship with Trump over the years, as has Patriots owner Robert Kraft and former quarterback Tom Brady. Belichick and Trump have golfed together, and Trump even said he would call Belichick for battle strategy if he went to war. During an appearance on the Hugh Hewitt Show on Aug. 11, 2020, Trump said, “You know, if I ever had a military battle, I’d call up Belichick and say what do you think? What do you think? Give me a couple of ideas. And he’d be as good as any general out there.”

‘Borat 2’ Star Maria Bakalova Felt Like It Was Her ‘Duty’ To Complete Awkward Rudy Giuliani Scene

‘Borat 2’ Star Maria Bakalova Felt Like It Was Her ‘Duty’ To Complete Awkward Rudy Giuliani Scene

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Maria Bakalova revealed how she successfully pretended to be a journalist for her ‘intense’ interview with Donald Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, in the ‘Borat’ sequel.

It was one of the most controversial scenes in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Maria Bakalova, posing as a journalist, sat down for an interview with former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani that ended in chaos. In a real interview that came out nearly three months after Borat‘s sequel film was released, the 24-year-old actress revealed how she was able to complete the awkward scene — even after Donald Trump‘s lawyer called the police.

Maria Bakalova and Sacha Baron Cohen in character as Tutar and Borat in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm. (Photo Credit: Everett Collection/MEGA)

“I knew who he was. I was afraid because Rudy is a lawyer, and he is the president’s lawyer,” Maria, who played Borat’s daughter in the sequel film, told The Los Angeles Times for an interview published on Jan. 4. She continued, “I am not an American and don’t know about American politics. But I knew that as an actor, it was my duty to do this scene to save the movie.”

It also helped that Maria’s on-screen dad, Borat — AKA Sacha Baron Cohen — was also posing as a cameraman during Maria and Rudy’s interview. “I also knew that I wasn’t alone in the room because Sacha was hiding there,” Maria added. “I knew that if something happened, I could make my exit. But to be honest, my heart was definitely racing because it was an intense situation. The movie has been out for a few months, and everyone can see it and decide for themselves what to accept and believe.”

Rudy Giuliani, pictured above, was not pleased about his cameo in the Borat sequel film. (Photo Credit: AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

It wasn’t too hard for Maria to pretend to be a journalist, or Borat’s 15-year-old daughter from Kazakhstan, depending on the scene. The Bulgarian actress admitted that as she was fooling real people with her character, she believed she was Tutar herself sometimes.

“I heard Sacha say in an interview that sometimes he was confused about whether he was Borat or himself. The same was true for me. You can call it ‘Method acting!’ Quite often, I felt like I was Tutar. After a while, you think it’s a normal day in your life,” Maria told The Los Angeles Times. “You also feel so much adrenaline in your body. The excitement, the crazy rush, it’s like you are hypnotized. About half an hour later, you begin to realize what you were doing, and think to yourself, ‘Wow, that was very scary!’”

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Maria’s scene with Rudy caused a major stir after the Borat sequel was released on Amazon Prime Video in Oct. 2020. After Maria and Rudy’s interview, they headed into a room and Rudy sat on a bed, where he was pictured with his hands in his pants. Borat then barged into the room in lingerie, leading Rudy to call the police — and later, a heated exchange between Trump and Sacha after the movie’s release.

Rudy, who was not aware that Maria and Sacha were actors and thought Maria was a legitimate adult journalist, later insisted that his hand was not in his pants for inappropriate reasons. “I had to take off the electronic equipment,” Rudy said in an interview on Oct. 21. “And when the electronic equipment came off, some of it was in the back and my shirt came a little out, although my clothes were entirely on. I leaned back, and I tucked my shirt in, and at that point, at that point, they have this picture they take which looks doctored, but in any event, I’m tucking my shirt in. I assure you that’s all I was doing.”

Andrew Kaczynski: 5 Things To Know About CNN Reporter Whose 9-Mos. Old Daughter Died Of Cancer

Andrew Kaczynski: 5 Things To Know About CNN Reporter Whose 9-Mos. Old Daughter Died Of Cancer

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Jade Boren
Evening Writer

Andrew Kaczynski was ‘heartbroken’ to reveal that his infant daughter, Francesca, passed away on Christmas Eve. Learn more about the mourning father, who is a famous figure in political journalism.

Andrew Kaczynski, 31, has tragically lost his nine-month-old daughter, Francesa, on Christmas Eve after a fight with cancer. “It’s with a very heavy heart we have to tell you that Francesca passed away last night in her mom and dad’s arms. We just posted her obituary,” the famed reporter revealed in an Instagram post on Christmas day, which included photos of Andrew with his baby girl at the hospital. Andrew shared his daughter, who was his only child, with Wall Street Journal banking reporter Rachel Louise Ensign.

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Francesa had ATRT, which is “a rare and aggressive brain tumor typically seen in children under the age of 3,” according to the donation page Andrew linked to in his daughter’s obituary that will benefit pediatric oncology and research for this type of cancer at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Before passing away, Andrew gushed that his “Beans” was a “Brooklyn-based Sesame Street fan” who “enjoyed taking long walks around New York City and Boston, playing with her toys and balloons, attending speech therapy, and “petting” (i.e. grabbing) her cat Ryland.” Learn more about Andrew, who is now mourning the loss of his daughter:

1. Andrew is a senior editor at CNN. After joining the news outlet in Oct. 2016, Andrew launched KFile, which is the “leading investigation team for the social, mobile generation,” according to his bio page on CNN. Andrew didn’t make the move alone — his political team from Buzzfeed (Kyle Blaine, Nate McDermott and Christopher Massie) also joined CNN in 2016.

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2. The well-known journalist got his start at Buzzfeed in 2011. Andrew and his team became famous for uncovering hypocritical statements from politicians. One of his most popular pieces was an article co-authored with McDermott in 2016, which proved that Donald Trump had voiced his support for the Iraq War in an interview with Howard Stern in 2002, despite Trump’s insistence years later that he was against it. In 2013, Andrew also authored a piece that revealed Kentucky Senator Rand Paul had given speeches that appeared to be plagiarized from Wikipedia.

3. Multiple officials from Trump’s administration resigned due to research that Andrew had uncovered. Andrew’s journalism had major impact. Andrew and his KFile team uncovered Trump administration’s former top appointee, Carl Higbie, making “racist, sexist, anti-Muslim and anti-LGBT comments” for a CNN piece in 2018, which led him to resign shortly afterwards. Other officials of Trump’s — Jamie JohnsonChristine BausermanWilliam Bradford and Todd Johnson — also resigned after Andrew and his team “looked into them,” according to the Washington Post.

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4. Andrew’s Twitter is famous, too. Andrew’s Twitter page has been ranked in lists for Time magazine, Daily Beast and New York Magazine between 2013-2014. He has over 392,000 followers at the moment.

5. The reporter made Forbes’ coveted “30 Under 30” list. Andrew was one of the journalists recognized in Forbes‘ “30 Under 30” media list in 2018.

Lil Pump Blasts Eminem In Instagram Rant: You’re ‘Lame As Hell’ & Nobody’s ‘Listening To You’

Lil Pump Blasts Eminem In Instagram Rant: You’re ‘Lame As Hell’ & Nobody’s ‘Listening To You’

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Lil Pump randomly put Eminem on blast in an Instagram rant, calling out the iconic rapper for apparently being ‘lame as hell’ and being ‘old.’ Is he trying to start a feud?

One day after claiming he’s the “new Michael Jackson,” Lil Pump took a swipe at another music icon. The “Gucci Gang” rapper called out Eminem in a bizarre rant on his Instagram Story, calling him “lame as hell,” and dubbing him “old,” among other things. “Ay, f**k Eminem, you is lame as hell, ain’t nobody listening to your old ass,” Lil Pump says in the December 24 clip, which you can watch below. “You lame as f**k, b*tch! I woke up on bullsh*t today, I’m back on my f**k sh*t.”

 

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It’s unclear what prompted Lil Pump, 20, to lash out at Slim Shady. Eminem, 48, has yet to respond, and some detractors on Instagram think that Lil Pump’s just trying to get a rise out of him — and a mention on a future diss track. The dream, right? As one person put it on Instagram, Lil Pump “knows the affiliation with Trump got him no clout so now wants to bring up one of the GOATs to be relevant again. This guy is a joke.”

Fans were furious when Lil Pump publicly endorsed Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election. The rapper even attended two campaign rallies for the president in November, the first in Miami. The next day, Trump brought him along to another rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Lil Pump got up onstage, wearing a red MAGA cap, and told the world he was voting for Trump (who called him “Lil Pimp”).

Lil Pump, Eminem (AP)

He may need to hold his breath when it comes to a potential diss track. Eminem literally just released a track apologizing to Rihanna for blasting her on an unreleased 2009 song. In the leaked song, Em had rapped that he “sided” with Chris Brown, who had just been convicted of mercilessly beating Rihanna at the Grammys. In his new track off Music To Be Murdered By, “Zeus,” Eminem pleads with Rihanna: “But, me, long as I re-promise to be honest / And wholeheartedly, apologies, Rihanna / For that song that leaked, I’m sorry, Ri / It wasn’t meant to cause you grief / Regardless, it was wrong of me.”

Alex Moffat Debuts As Joe Biden On ‘SNL’ While ‘Mike Pence’ Mistakenly Drops Trousers To Get COVID Vaccine

Alex Moffat Debuts As Joe Biden On ‘SNL’ While ‘Mike Pence’ Mistakenly Drops Trousers To Get COVID Vaccine

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Maya Rudolph’s Kamala Harris and Kate McKinnon’s Rudy Giuliani also made their returns to the cold open, hours after Jim Carrey confirmed he won’t be returning as Biden.

Alex Moffat, 36, has taken over the role of President-elect Joe Biden, 78. The Saturday Night Live cast member played Joe just hours after Jim Carrey, 58, confirmed he wrapped his stint for the season. Alex’s Joe appeared several minutes into the hilarious cold open, which opened with VP ‘Mike Pence‘ played by Beck Bennett ready to take the COVID-19 vaccine. Pence rocked a short sleeve shirt, he claimed, to show off his bulging muscles. While it appeared he wore the shirt for the vaccine, Beck’s VP was seemingly confused as he went to remove his trousers presumably for a shot back there.

Alex Moffat took over the role of Joe Biden on the Dec. 19 episode of ‘SNL. (NBC)

“Before we begin, I just want to assure the American people that the vaccine is safe and harmless. Which is why Donald Trump refused to be here…he sent me to be his…,” he trailed off, as the nurse finished his sentence. “Human shield?” the nurse enquired, prompting SNL‘s Biden to note, “That’s exactly what he sent me.” He went on, “You probably noticed I’m wearing short sleeves — I’ve been lifting weights in my driveway like Kevin Spacey in American Beauty.” Maya Rudolph‘s Kamala Harris then returned, explaining she was allowed into the White House because she “got more votes.”

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— Saturday Night Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) December 20, 2020

“I guess you and Joe will be in here soon IF those election results work out!” Beck’s Pence went on, as Alex then made his unexpected debut. “You look different somehow?” someone on stage inquired, taking a jab at the recast. “I’m like Colonel Sanders. A different guy every time!” Alex’s Joe reasoned, making reference Mario Lopez’s recent KFC film on Lifetime. “You’re about to have a real leader again. The most diverse cabinet in the history of American politics,” he added. Of course, the sketch wouldn’t be complete without a quick appearance by Kate McKinnon‘s Rudy Giuliani, who once again gave an excuse for having his hands down his pants.

Earlier today, Jim Carrey confirmed he wouldn’t be reprising his role as Joe Biden via Twitter. “Though my term was only meant to be 6 weeks,I was thrilled to be elected as your SNL President…comedy’s highest call of duty,” the Canadian born star posted on Dec. 19. “I would love to go forward knowing that Biden was the victor because I nailed that shit. But I am just one in a long line of proud, fighting SNL Bidens!” he added.

"How did you even get into The White House?"

"I won more votes." pic.twitter.com/boCAj5ZCIj

— Saturday Night Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) December 20, 2020

A source confirmed to us hours later that the show “loved” Jim’s Joe but knew it was only going to be for a short run. “Season 46 is now looking for their new 46. Lorne and the producers loved Jim Carrey in the role of Joe Biden and always expected that they were only going to have him for a limited time,” a source EXCLUSIVELY told HollywoodLife. “Lorne has been looking to see if they could get another big-name celeb to take on the role but with Covid restrictions that has become much harder than originally expected,” they added.

Our insider went on to name some likely replacements, including Alex. “So to get someone from the current cast to do it is now the next best option,” the source continued. “Beck Bennett is in the driver’s seat to get the part as he has been practicing being Biden. They have also considered Alex Moffat and Mikey Day to do it, but Beck is the frontrunner,” they added.

Hunter Biden: 5 Things To Know About Joe’s Son Under Investigation For His ‘Tax Affairs’

Hunter Biden: 5 Things To Know About Joe’s Son Under Investigation For His ‘Tax Affairs’

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After years of attacks by the Trump administration, Hunter Biden has announced that he is now being investigated for ‘tax affairs’. Here’s what you need to know about Joe Biden’s son.

The younger son of President-Elect Joe Biden has made headlines through the years for his partying, relationships, and business dealings. Now, Hunter Biden, 50, is back in the news after announcing on December 9 that he’s under investigation for his “tax affairs” by federal prosecutors in Delaware. Here’s what you should know about Hunter:

1. He’s being investigated by the DOJ for “tax” reasons. “I learned yesterday for the first time that the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Delaware advised my legal counsel, also yesterday, that they are investigating my tax affairs,” Hunter said in a statement. “I take this matter very seriously but I am confident that a professional and objective review of these matters will demonstrate that I handled my affairs legally and appropriately, including with the benefit of professional tax advisors.” Hunter, a lawyer, did not reveal any details about the probe, and the Justice Department has said they do not comment on open cases.

2. He married to Melissa Cohen after six days of dating. Hunter and Melissa, 34, quietly wed in Los Angeles in May 2019 — a complete shock, as the public didn’t know about their relationship. That’s not surprising, considering they had only been together for six days. The couple married at Melissa’s apartment in front of friends, and broke the news to their families later, following it up by getting matching tattoos. “I instantly fell in love with her. And then I’ve fallen in love with her more every day,” Hunter told ABC News in 2019. Melissa is a South African activist who co-owns a business in Los Angeles called Tribal Worlds, whose mission is to “promote indigenous conservation.” They welcomed a son in March 2020.

Hunter Biden, wife Melissa Cohen, and their son greet Joe Biden onstage after he wins the 2020 election, 11/7/20 (AP)

3. He struggled with addiction. Hunter signed up to join the Navy Reserve, but was discharged after he tested positive for cocaine in Feb. 2014. “It was the honor of my life to serve in the U.S. Navy, and I deeply regret and am embarrassed that my actions led to my administrative discharge. I respect the Navy’s decision. With the love and support of my family, I’m moving forward,” Hunter said in a statement to CNN.

4. He’s a favorite target of Donald Trump. Prior to the 2020 election, President Trump attempted to smear Joe Biden by painting Hunter as corrupt. In late 2019, while Trump was being investigated for a quid pro quo deal with the president of Ukraine, his camp started to drum up controversy about Hunter’s business dealings with Ukrainian company Burisma. Nothing ever came from it. He’s frequently brought up Hunter’s substance addiction, as well.

Hunter Biden waits in the audience during father Joe Biden’s presidential debate, 10/11/12 (AP)

5. He dated sister-in-law Hallie Biden after divorcing his 1st wife. The couple started a romantic relationship in March 2017, two years after her husband — and Hunter’s brother — Beau Biden, tragically passed away from brain cancer. Despite the complicated family dynamics with their relationship, the couple made it work for two years before their May 2019 split. “Hallie Biden and I are incredibly lucky to have found the love and support we have for each other in such a difficult time, and that’s been obvious to the people who love us most,” Hunter told Page Six in a statement in March 2017. “We’ve been so lucky to have family and friends who have supported us every step of the way.” The couple have not commented on their breakup thus far.

Hunter and his ex-wife, Kathleen Biden finalized their divorce in April 2017 after separating in 2015. While the split was apparently amicable, the proceedings were messy. Hunter was a no-show to court, and Kathleen was seen sobbing outside the courthouse after telling the judge why she and Hunter wanted a divorce after 22 years of marriage. Kathleen and Hunter have three children together: Finnegan, Maisy and Naomi, named after Hunter and Beau’s late sister. Hallie had two children with Beau before he passed away: Natalie and Hunter.

Donald Trump Mocked For Abruptly Leaving Oval Office After Dan Gable’s Grandkids Lay All Over Floor

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Legendary wrestler Dan Gable appeared to be at a loss for words when President Donald Trump left him and his family in the Oval Office shortly after presenting him with the Medal of Freedom, and Twitter took notice.

President Donald Trump, 74, caused mayhem on Twitter after he abruptly left the Oval Office not too long after presenting Dan Gable, 72, one of the greatest wrestlers of all time, with the impressive Medal of Freedom on Dec. 7. During the ceremony, Trump made a speech about Gable and all his achievements as the two-time NCAA Division I national champion and a big group of his family members, including his energetic grandkids who laid on the floor at one point, stood beside him and listened. After the medal was placed around Gable’s neck, Trump answered a few questions from reporters about the status of Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani‘s health after he was diagnosed with COVID-19 before he thanked Gable and his family and walked out of the office.

Donald Trump leaving the Oval Office after presenting wrestler Dan Gable with the Medal of Freedom. (AP)

Once videos of Trump’s exit made their way around Twitter, users were quick to mock him for the awkward moment, which caused Gable to lift his hands up and shrug in confusion. “This is unreal. Trump abruptly walked out of Dan Gable’s Medal of Freedom ceremony today, leaving Gable shrugging and at a complete loss about what he was supposed to do,” one tweet read.

Today @realDonaldTrump wandered out of his own office and left Medal of Freedom recipient, Dan Gable, standing there with no clue what to do.

"More Presidential than anyone in history." pic.twitter.com/S5b2FLPWoZ

— KevinlyFrauder 🇺🇲🇨🇦🇲🇼🇸🇿 (@KevinlyFather) December 8, 2020

“We have officially hit an all time low… Trump wandered out of his own office and left Medal of Freedom recipient — Dan Gable — standing there wondering what to do next. What a selfish person… I’m embarrassed for him. This is pathetic right, it’s not just me?” another read.

Dan Gable speaks at his Medal of Freedom ceremony as one of his grandchildren lays on the floor of the Oval Office on Dec. 7. (MEGA)

“Today @realDonaldTrump wandered out of his own office and left Medal of Freedom recipient, Dan Gable, standing there with no clue what to do. ‘More Presidential than anyone in history’,” a third user shared.

In addition to Trump’s abrupt exit during Gable’s ceremony, another moment that caused controversy on social media was when he boasted about his own political record while listing Gable’s achievements. “He won 117 consecutive [wrestling] matches and lost only one, well you know, in politics, I won two. So I’m 2-0. And that’s pretty good too,” Trump said during his speech. Twitter users immediately clapped back with tweets reminding their followers that Joe Biden has been announced the President-elect, which would leave Trump with just one win.

While presenting the Medal of Freedom to wrestler Dan Gable, Trump brags about Gable's record but then lies and says, "in politics, I won two. So I'm 2-0. And that's pretty good too." (Trump lost the election to Joe Biden.) pic.twitter.com/NdndtshS8D

— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) December 7, 2020

“These moments where he speaks off the cuff in public must be the most cringe-worthy, uncomfortable periods in the history of the White House. This man has zero control of himself,” one user wrote in response to Trump’s words.

“Wow. He is absolutely delusional. Maybe he meant 0-2. Since he has never won a popular vote,” another pointed out.

Kate McKinnon’s Rudy Giuliani Claims Election ‘Was Stolen By A Level Of Trickery Not Seen By Houdini’ On ‘SNL’

Kate McKinnon’s Rudy Giuliani Claims Election ‘Was Stolen By A Level Of Trickery Not Seen By Houdini’ On ‘SNL’

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Cecily Strong also returned as Rudy’s star witness Melissa Carone, complete with a cocktail in hand — which she alleged was the ‘vaccine’ for COVID-19!

Kate McKinnon, 36, slayed in Saturday Night Live‘s cold open as former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani, 76! Rep. Matt Hall called the senate to order (and one of the “great horrors” of his life) as the Michigan hearing started. “It’s great to be in the court room where I’m not the defendant…honestly, I’m just happy to be in doors…as my associate will explain, this was stolen was by a level of trickery not seen in Houdini,” Kate’s Rudy declared.

Melissa Carone, everyone. pic.twitter.com/TcZytbDzNL

— Saturday Night Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) December 6, 2020

“But we’re going to turn this over in states like Georgia-valynia, North de Canada…but today I’ve got some highly intelligent, barely intoxicated individuals to tell the truth,” he went on, seemingly confused by the names of the states he’s ‘investigating.’ First up? Cecily Strong as Melissa Carone, who went viral for her testimony last week. “I promise to tell my whole story and nothing but my story…I have been threatened. I’m not lying, I’ve signed an after-David…that’s right. David signed, then I signed,” she explained to the confused room. Of course, the real-life Michigan hearings happened earlier this week amidst allegations Donald Trump, 74, is making about voter fraud in the election after Joe Biden, 78, won.

Heidi Gardner‘s witness then appeared with a bizarre confession of her own. “Well your honor, I’m not proud of this — but see, I ate ballots,” she revealed, puzzling the room once again. “That’s right, I didn’t mean to — but the demo-crats pulled up at lunch time with a food truck and it was full of ballot pizza, ballot sandwiches, ballot spaghetti,” she added. We’re going to guess that didn’t go down very well on the stomach.

Cecily Strong made her return to the ‘SNL’ stage alongside Kate McKinnon.

Cecily’s Melissa then came back to blame the “dominion” for cheating. “Well, for starters, they cheated me out of my cheesy bread,” she claimed, as others pointed out she appeared to be confused between Domino’s Pizza and the dominion. As if that wasn’t enough, she pulled out a martini while on the stand — claiming it was actually the COVID-19 “vaccine.” Kate’s Rudy didn’t seem to mind with her glass of scotch, noting that she’s gotta drink every 15 minutes or will “explode.” For a final witness, “Nicole Kidman” appeared as her character from The Undoing (actually Chloe Fineman) in defense of her on-screen husband Hugh Grant, who she said was “too hot” and “too white” to be guilty.”

Jim Carrey‘s Joe Biden and Maya Rudolph‘s Kamala Harris have also been nailing the political segments on Saturday Night Live! The pair been epic since the October premiere of SNL, nailing their impressions of the now President-elect and Vice President-elect. The duo were front and center in the last episode of the sketch series, which happened mere hours after the real-life Joe and Kamala’s historic win. “I honestly kinda can’t [believe I won]. It’s been so long since something good happened…we kept edging closer and closer, it was like having sex with Sting! I’ve never felt so alive and I’m barely alive,” Jim’s Joe joked, humble as ever.

Impressively, SNL recreated the real Kamala’s all-white suit for the sketch! The chic outfit was a nod to the Suffrage movement, which hit its 100th anniversary this year. “Like Joe, I am humbled and honored to be the first female — yes — the first Black, the first Indian American, and the first bi-racial Vice President,” Maya’s Kamala declared, going on to slay with a hilarious (and on-point) joke. “If any of that terrifies you, I don’t give a funt. My husband is also Jewish and the first second husband, so between us, we check more boxes than a disqualified ballot,” she added, referencing Kamala’s husband Doug Emhoff.

Joe Biden Twists His Ankle While Playing With His Dog & Fans Send Love On Twitter

Joe Biden Twists His Ankle While Playing With His Dog & Fans Send Love On Twitter

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Joe Biden reportedly twisted his ankle this weekend while playing with his German Shepherd, Major, and is getting checked out by an orthopedist ‘out of an abundance of caution’.

Joe Biden, 78, had a little mishap while taking part in a fun activity with his dog and now Twitter is sending him love. The president-elect was playing with his German Shepherd, Major on Saturday, Nov. 28, when he ended up twisting his ankle, his team said, according to TMZ. No further details about the injury were released, but he is apparently set to get checked out by an orthopedist “out of an abundance of caution” on Sunday.

Reporters weren’t allowed to see Joe going in or out of the doctor’s office, per his team’s request, the outlet further reported.

Soon after news of the injury made its way on social media, Joe’s supporters took to Twitter to post their well wishes to him through kind words and light-hearted jokes. “Sending positive thoughts to our President-elect @JoeBiden for a speedy recovery from an ankle injury!” one tweet read. “If one must twist an ankle, this is the way to do it. Heal up quickly, 46! @JoeBiden,” another read.

Sending positive thoughts to our President-elect @JoeBiden for a speedy recovery from an ankle injury!

— ༺🦋༻ᗰᗩƳᖇᗩ༺🦋༻ (@LepapillonBlu) November 29, 2020

If one must twist an ankle, this is the way to do it.💙🐶
Heal up quickly, 46! @JoeBiden

— Reese (@econdevgirl) November 29, 2020

 

“Prayers to you Mr. President-Elect @JoeBiden for quick healing to your ankle. No fault Major, we love you @First_Dogs_USA,” a third user tweeted while a fourth wrote, “The fact that Joe Biden slipped and twisted his ankle while playing with his dog makes me love him even more than I already did.” Another shared a similar sentiment when they tweeted, “While playing with his dog. Besides his twisted ankle I could not love this more. I hope your ankle heals soon.”

Prayers to you Mr. President-Elect @JoeBiden for quick healing to your ankle. No fault Major, we love you @First_Dogs_USA

— Wear A Mask = Save Lives (@RBG4ever87) November 29, 2020

While playing with his dog 😍😩 Besides his twisted ankle I could not love this more. I hope your ankle heals soon @JoeBiden 💕 https://t.co/zNUUd8a6c5

— Alison (@ByAllyT) November 29, 2020

Joe’s ankle injury comes after it was announced that his dog, Major, will be the first rescue dog to ever live in the White House when he starts his presidential term in Jan. Major, who can be seen in the video below, is one of two German Shepherds Joe and his wife Jill Biden, 69, own and they adopted him from the Delaware Humane Society in 2018. Their other dog, Champ, has been with them since 2008.

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Joe has publicly showed his love for his two pooches on social media many times in the past, including on Aug. 26, International Dog Day, in 2019. “Happy #InternationalDogDay from Major and camera-shy Champ!” he tweeted along with a pic of him and Jill smiling with the sweet boys. He also shared a pic of him and one of his dogs in a presidential campaign ad just days before the election with a caption that read, “Let’s put dogs back in the White House.”

Since President Donald Trump has no pets, Joe’s dogs will be the first pets back in the White House since Barack Obama‘s dogs, Bo and Sunny, lived there during his two presidential terms from 2009-2016.

Janet Hubert Admits Decades-Long Feud With Will Smith Felt Like ‘Being In Prison For 27 Years’

Janet Hubert Admits Decades-Long Feud With Will Smith Felt Like ‘Being In Prison For 27 Years’

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The actress who originally played Aunt Viv on ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ reveals what it feels like to finally end her bitter war of words with her TV nephew.

For nearly three decades Janet Hubert, 64, has been trying to salvage her reputation. Now, after HBO Max premiered its Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reunion special, she feels like a wrongfully convicted murderer who has finally succeeded in convincing the world that she’s innocent. Since it started streaming on Nov. 19, fans have watched as Janet hugged and shed tears with her former on-screen nephew, Will Smith, finally putting to bed a lengthy, bitter feud.

“People keep asking, ‘How do you feel?’” Janet says. “And I [say], ‘Like a person who’s been in prison for 27 years, who knew they didn’t rob the bank; who knew they didn’t kill or murder that person and everybody has accused you.’”

Will Smith and Janet Hubert delighted fans by reconciling on HBO Max’s ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ reunion special. (AP/Splash News)

It gets better. Not only does Janet feel a sense of peace, the reconciliation that she and Will, 52, had in front of the camera wasn’t just for show. Since they reconnected back in September the actress says they’ve remained in contact.

“Will and I have been corresponding and texting back and forth. It’s just wonderful to have this weight, this albatross from around my neck that was only put there by the media, the cast, talk show hosts,” she tells HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY.

Janet has good reason to be upset, to “despise fame.” When The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air burst on to the scene in 1990 it was a huge hit. While it turned a young rapper from Philly into a bankable, Oscar-nominated Hollywood star, it brought Janet – an acclaimed Broadway actress – worldwide exposure and legions of fans. As Will’s on-screen Aunt Viv, she was poised and elegant, boasted a perfect bone structure, quick wit and a sharp tongue. She didn’t suffer fools and could slay her enemies with a cold glare.

But she was fun too. The fictional college professor who lived in Bel-Air with her lawyer husband and their three children, could get down with the best of them and was willing to whip off her earrings to fight if she had to.

The original ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ cast, including Janet Hubert and Will Smith. (NBC Studios/The Everett Collection)

Then, she was gone. From Season 4 onwards, actress Daphne Maxwell Reid took on the role. “The misconception of me was that I was haughty, difficult, wanted to be the star of the show,” Janet said on the reunion special. That bad reputation haunted her and she lost everything, including her home.

The truth, Janet says, was far different. In reality, she said on the HBO Max reunion, she’d only been offered a 10-week contract that prohibited her from working for anyone else. It was a deal that she couldn’t afford to take. She also said that she was “banished” to her dressing room between takes because she didn’t laugh at Will’s jokes. For his part, on the reunion special he seemed stunned to find out that, pregnant and in an unhappy marriage, she was facing her own challenges. Laughing and joking on set was not at the forefront of her mind.

When Janet Hubert left the show, Daphne Maxwell Reid (right) took on the role of Aunt Viv. (NBC Studios/The Everett Collection)

But the myth of Janet being difficult to work with persisted until very recently and it was this that partly prompted her to set the wheels in motion that led to the reconciliation. During an August 2020 interview on the Hip Hop Uncensored podcast, Joseph Marcell (who played Geoffrey, the British butler on the show) said that, while he “respected” Janet, she struggled to accept that Will was the sitcom’s star. “I feel that perhaps Janet was not able to deal with that,” he said.

“[That] really put me in hell,” Janet says of the interview, “and I was trying to understand why he did it.” Around the same time she found out about the HBO Max special. She wrote to the network and to Red Table Talk, the Facebook Watch show that Will’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith, daughter Willow and mother-in-law Adrienne Banfield-Norris co-host. The actress had a challenge.

“I said, ‘Either you sit down with me and the cast sit down with me and we clear this, because only you and I, Will, know what really happened… or shut up for the rest of your life about it because I’m tired of it and I’m not going to serve…another 30-year sentence for something that I did not do.’”

To her surprise Will and his team actually wanted her on the reunion special. Within a day of getting that information Janet was on a plane from her home in New Jersey to film the reunion in Los Angeles.

Janet tweeted about the reunion show after it premiered on HBO Max on Nov. 19. (Twitter)

Looking back on their feud Janet believes that “a lot of misunderstanding” was created by she and Will not “being able to sit down and talk honestly.” “Power can really make you, sometimes close your ears,” she says. “All one thinks about when one has power over everyone’s life is maybe themselves. And he owned that and I respect that, highly.”

In a bittersweet twist the reunion that was 27 years in the making could have happened back in 2009 when Janet says she reached out to Will to make peace. It was a message he said was not passed on to him. This year, however, the time was right.

“He’s a different person and I’m a different person and I want healing,” Janet says. “It’s 2020 and after the evils of President Donald Trump, four years of that, and COVID, I don’t want this ugly in my life anymore.” Or, as she put it at the end of a Nov. 19 tweet after the show premiered, “Life is too short.”