Ricky Schroder Demands To Be Let Inside Costco Without A Mask & Twitter Blasts Him: ‘Be Better’ — Watch

Ricky Schroder Demands To Be Let Inside Costco Without A Mask & Twitter Blasts Him: ‘Be Better’ — Watch

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Cassie Gill
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Ricky Schroder is under fire after a filmed confrontation with a Costco employee over a mask wearing mandate, which have not been lifted by the state of California.

Ricky Schroder, 51, went viral after demanding he be let into Costco without a face mask. The Silver Spoons actor filmed an aggressive confrontation with a store supervisor after being denied entry due to the company’s rules around masks, along with California state guidelines around COVID-19, on Sunday, May 16. The video begins with Ricky approaching the employee after an initial conversation, asking, “What’s your name?”

Come on, #RickySchroder. Don’t you have better things to do? Like finding auditions? Although I'll admit, your recent performance as a Karen was pretty convincing. #stopharassingretailemployees https://t.co/Yo1cKaVEIC

— Diane M. Johnson (@CaseyAdamsStark) May 16, 2021

“My name is Jason, and I’m a front end supervisor,” the staff member replied, pointing to his name tag. Ricky then asked, “and why aren’t you letting me in?” Jason politely explained that the decision was due to California’s mask mandate, which remains in place — despite President Joe Biden‘s comments that “fully vaccinated Americans” can now go maskless outdoors. “Because in the state of of California and in the county of Los Angeles — and at Costco — there has been no change to our mask policy,” Jason told the actor, who was becoming increasingly agitated.

“Didn’t you see the news? Nationwide — Costco said you don’t have to wear masks,” Ricky replied, as Jason held his ground regarding California’s state rules — noting that there is a possibility they could change by mid-June. Ricky then asked the staffer if he was “going to listen to these people” who are “in power” as they “destroyed our economy.”

Has-been former child actor Ricky Schroeder has nothing better to do with his time then to harass people just trying to do their jobs. What a sad, desperate way to try to make yourself relevant again. It will never happen you #SadOldMan! #KEVIN #CallTheManagerKevin

— CleanHouse2020 (@CleanHouse2018) May 16, 2021

“What I am going to do is follow their guidelines,” the Costco employee once again responded. At that point, Ricky turned the camera around to film himself — demanding that his followers get refunds from the wholesale retailer, just like him. “I’m getting my refund from Costco. I suggest everyone in California get their refund from Costco — give up your membership from Costco — until they remove this,” he 24 alum then quipped.

Twitter immediately blasted the actor for his behavior. “Come on, #RickySchroder. Don’t you have better things to do? Like finding auditions? Although I’ll admit, your recent performance as a Karen was pretty convincing. #stopharassingretailemployees,” one wrote. “Anyone who harasses a store or restaurant employee over a mask policy is despicable. These (usually underpaid) workers are doing their job and trying to keep everyone safe. Haranguing them, as actor Ricky Schroder did at an LA Costco, is the definitive asshole move,” another added.

Anyone who harasses a store or restaurant employee over a mask policy is despicable. These (usually underpaid) workers are doing their job and trying to keep everyone safe. Haranguing them, as actor Ricky Schroeder did at an LA Costco, is the definitive asshole move

— Paul Rudnick (@PaulRudnickNY) May 16, 2021

Ricky made reference to President Joe Biden’s comments on Friday, which have confused many Americans. “Starting today, if you’re fully vaccinated and you’re outdoors and not in a big crowd, you no longer need to wear a mask,” Joe said, referencing CDC guidelines. “I want to be absolutely clear. If you’re in a crowd, like a stadium or at a conference or a concert, you still need to wear a mask, even if you’re outside. But beginning today, gathering with a group of friends in a park, going for a picnic as long as you are vaccinated and outdoors, you can do it without a mask,” the President explained. Mask wearing mandates are, however, in control of each individual state.

Kamala Harris Is ‘So Proud’ Of ‘Daughter’ Ella Emhoff As She Graduates From College

Kamala Harris Is ‘So Proud’ Of ‘Daughter’ Ella Emhoff As She Graduates From College

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Vice President Kamala Harris shared a sweet new photo of her and her stepdaughter Ella Emhoff happily posing together after Ella’s commencement and told her to ‘keep dreaming.’

Kamala Harris, 56, is celebrating Ella Emhoff becoming a college graduate! The vice president and her husband Doug Emhoff‘s 21-year-old daughter, whom he shares with ex-wife Kerstin Emhoff, 54, had her commencement from The New School’s Parsons School of Design in New York City this week and she shared a joyous pic to Instagram with a sweet caption. In the photo, Ella and Kamala, who is called “Momola” by her stepchildren, including Ella’s brother Cole Emhoff, 26, are posing and smiling with their arms around each other.

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The young beauty is wearing a gorgeous silver dress with belled sleeves and a purple floral pattern and the politician is wearing a maroon dress. “Congratulations to our daughter Ella on her graduation. I am so proud of you. Keep dreaming with ambition and there is nothing you cannot achieve. Love, Momala,” she lovingly wrote alongside the photo.

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Just one day before Kamala’s post, Doug, 56, also took to his Instagram to share a photo with Ella all dressed up in her cap and gown, which can be seen above. “My darling Ella, we are such proud parents! We love you so much, and are very much looking forward to all you do in the future. And, to the other Class of 2021 graduates out there, huge congratulations!” he wrote in the caption.

Ella’s graduation comes while she’s in the midst of launching a fashion career. She signed with IMG Models in Jan. and made her runway debut at the Proenza Schouler at New York Fashion Week in Feb. She also appeared on her first magazine cover with Dust a week later.

Ella Emhoff at the 2021 Inauguration. (Shutterstock)

The talented model made major headlines at the 2021 Inauguration after Joe Biden was elected president and her stepmom Kamala was elected vice president. She showed up to the important event in a dress she designed with designer Batsheva Hay and they later launched a knitwear collection. In addition to gushing over her love of fashion, in interviews this past year, Ella has gushed over Kamala and her role as the first female vice president in the United States.

“It’s so empowering to see someone who’s so sure of herself and is not going to back down. What’s so important about her is that she’s super comfortable with her assertiveness,” she told Glamour about Kamala in Oct. 2020. “She doesn’t see that as a weakness, and she’s not scared. To see someone who is running like that with Joe for the highest of offices—I hope it will open up the floodgates for a lot more women and especially women of color to just run and then hopefully make it to the top. I think that we’ve needed someone like her to come along.”

Joe Biden Picks A Dandelion For Wife Jill Before Flying Off On Marine One: Watch Sweet, Romantic Gesture

Joe Biden Picks A Dandelion For Wife Jill Before Flying Off On Marine One: Watch Sweet, Romantic Gesture

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Joe Biden has proved he’s a true gentleman, surprising his wife of 43 years by picking her a flower while walking hand-in-hand across the lawn at The White House.

Jill Biden and Joe Biden may have been married for 43 years, but their romance is very much still alive! President Joe and Dr. Jill were seen walking hand-in-hand on April 29, when the POTUS surprised her with a sweet, romantic gesture. He bent down while strolling across the lawn at the White House to pick a dandelion from the grass. The couple then boarded Marine One, bound for Plains, Georgia, to meet with former president Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter.

President Joe Biden stopped to pick a dandelion for wife Dr. Jill Biden in a sweet moment before the pair boarded Marine One on Thursday. pic.twitter.com/OBbkaLRrau

— Mediaite (@Mediaite) April 29, 2021

The First Lady stunned in a blue dress with a yellow and green floral pattern, a matching protective face mask, and a yellow heels. She held onto the flower as she boarded the plane with her husband. Twitter users were quick to comment on how sweet Joe’s action was. “I’m glad we elected a president that cares for his wife as well as the American people,” one person wrote, while another joked, “I’ve already seen her hold her husband’s hand more times than Trump’s entire presidency.”

It comes just a few months after Joe opened up in a 2020 interview with CBS Sunday Morning about his enduring relationship, “I adore her,” he began. “I’m gonna sound so stupid — I was saying the other day, when she comes down the steps and I look at her, my heart still skips a beat.”

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Most recently, Joe confirmed he personally called the family of George Floyd to discuss the murder conviction of his killer, former Minneapolis Police cop Derek Chauvin. After just 10 hours of deliberations, a jury found the ex-police officer guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in Floyd’s May 25, 2020 death. Biden told his seven-year-old daughter Gianna that her father “did change the world,” as his death set off nationwide protests about police brutality and systematic racism.

“I just spoke with George Floyd’s family again. A remarkable family of extraordinary courage. Nothing can ever bring their brother, their father back. But this can be a giant step forward in the march towards justice in America,” he said in a statement, adding, “What I just discussed with the Floyd family, the guilty verdict, does not bring back, George. But, through the family’s pain they are finding purpose. So George’s legacy will not be just about his death, but about what we must do in his memory.”

Ted Cruz Roasted On Twitter After He’s Spotted Dozing During Biden’s Speech: ‘Dreamin’ Of Cancun’

Ted Cruz Roasted On Twitter After He’s Spotted Dozing During Biden’s Speech: ‘Dreamin’ Of Cancun’

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As Joe Biden delivered his first speech to Congress, Senator Ted Cruz pretty much passed out. Twitter instantly went after ‘Sleepy Ted.’

Dreaming of sunny days in Cancún? Senator Ted Cruz was caught pouting in the audience during President Joe Biden‘s first speech before Congress, even falling asleep at one point. As Cruz struggled to keep his eyes open while Biden spoke about immigration and the situation at the Southern border, Twitter absolutely roasted the Texas senator for his inability to pay attention.

Ted Cruz appears to be dozing off pic.twitter.com/nFva4LBCkj

— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 29, 2021

 

“Dreaming of the sun and beaches of Cancun,” The View co-host and CNN analyst Ana Navarro tweeted. “Ted Cruz is sleeping as soundly now as he did in the Ritz Carlton while Texans were freezing to death,” one Twitter user wrote, referring to the senator’s actions during the historic February storm that left eight Texans dead. While millions went without electricity and heat as the state’s power grids failed, Cruz was caught flying to Mexico for a family vacation.

Twitter users also questioned Cruz for calling Biden’s speech “boring but radical” and an “outline of his socialist vision” despite clearly being asleep as the president spoke. “Who is sending these Tweets for you Teddy, since you were caught sleeping during the speech?” a Twitter user responded to his tweet. “Three words for Teddy: boring, and cowardly,” another person tweeted.

Dreaming of the sun and beaches of Cancun 🌴. pic.twitter.com/W2JnQT2vfm

— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) April 29, 2021

Cruz aside, it was a triumphant night for Biden. “Madam Speaker. Madame Vice President. No president has ever said those words from this podium, and it’s about time,” Biden said to cheers as he introduced Vice President Kamala Harris and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. This was the first time that two women sat behind the president at the dais in Congress, and Harris and Pelosi elbow bumped to celebrate the occasion.

Derek Chauvin’s Guilty Verdict Leads To Massive Crowds Of People Cheering & Crying In The Streets

Derek Chauvin’s Guilty Verdict Leads To Massive Crowds Of People Cheering & Crying In The Streets







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Beth Shilliday
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People literally broke down in tears of joy and took to the streets cheering, now that justice has been served with Derek Chauvin being found guilty of George Floyd’s murder.

Justice at last! After a Minnesota jury convicted former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin of murdering unarmed Black man George Floyd by kneeling on his neck for more than eight minutes during an arrest, people took to the streets to celebrate. Floyd’s murder on May 25, 2020 sparked nationwide protests and reinvigorated the Black Lives Matter movement. On Tues. Apr. 20, 2021 there was joy instead of pain, as people celebrated the fact that Chauvin will be going to prison for Floyd’s killing. At the site of his murder where a permanent memorial was erected to Floyd, emotions flooded over those gathered, with chants of “Black lives matter.” You can see more  photos of the celebrations in our gallery above.

Tears of celebration at George Floyd Square as the verdict on Derek Chauvin was read, guilty on all charges. #GeorgeFloyd pic.twitter.com/IDMdjfbMvD

— Omar Jimenez (@OmarJimenez) April 20, 2021

Reaction is jubilation here at George Floyd Square pic.twitter.com/BnHcW9yGjJ

— Ricardo Lopez (@rljourno) April 20, 2021

Hundreds are cheering, hugging and crying in George Floyd Square as Cahill delivers the verdict pic.twitter.com/y2k1YQ64ET

— N'dea Yancey-Bragg (@NdeaYanceyBragg) April 20, 2021

The jury was given the case to deliberate on the afternoon of Mon. Apr. 19, 2021 and came back the next day with their verdict after only about 10 hours of deliberations. Chauvin had been charged with second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter, and was found guilty on all charges. When the verdicts were read live, those at George Floyd Square erupted in cheers, and cars driving through downtown Minneapolis honked their horns in approval of the conviction.

Crowds are filling the streets in celebration in downtown Minneapolis. Cars are honking everywhere. pic.twitter.com/N4Q8T3kJ1M

— Danny Spewak (@DannySpewak) April 20, 2021

the reaction to the verdict at George Floyd Square 😭😭😭#DerekChauvinTrial pic.twitter.com/sxZUoukpyz

— Jenny Yang (@jennyyangtv) April 20, 2021

Floyd’s death was caught on video by bystanders watching his arrest. He had been taken into custody for suspicion of passing a forged $20 bill to purchase a sandwich at a Minneapolis deli. Chauvin was seen kneeling on a handcuffed Floyd’s neck, even though he had already been pinned to the ground. Floyd could be heard pleading “I can’t breathe,” while Chauvin was seen kneeling on the man’s neck with his hands casually in his uniform pockets. Even Minneapolis firefighter Genevieve Hansen claims she was forced to stand by helplessly and not allowed to render medical aid to Floyd.

Hansen testified on Mar. 30 — the second day of Chauvin’s trial — that “I could have given medical assistance, and that’s exactly what I should have done,” but she was unable to “because the officers didn’t let [her] on the scene.”  She added, “There was a man being killed… I would have been able to provide medical attention to the best of my abilities. And, this human was denied that right” of Floyd. 

Before news that the jury had reached a verdict, even President Joe Biden weighed in on the case. He told reporters at the White House, “I’m praying the verdict is the right verdict. Which is, I think it’s overwhelming in my view.”

Thousands of National Guard members had been called up to help protect the city of Minneapolis in case of any violence that occurred if the jury had gone a different way. The city had suffered multiple nights of rioting following Floyd’s death in 2020, which saw the Minneapolis P.D.’s Third Precinct looted and burned to the ground, as officers were forced to flee. That was where Chauvin and three other officers at the scene of Floyd’s death were based. All four officers were fired on May 26. Chauvin was charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter on May 29, 2020, with the second degree murder charge upgraded on June 3, 2020.

Walter Mondale Dead At 93: Jimmy Carter & More Mourn The ‘Best Vice President In Our Country’s History’

Walter Mondale Dead At 93: Jimmy Carter & More Mourn The ‘Best Vice President In Our Country’s History’

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Walter Mondale, who served as vice president under Jimmy Carter, died at the age of 93 on Apr. 19, according to his family, and tributes from the former president and more are being shared.

Walter Frederick “Fritz” Mondale has died at the age of 93, his family revealed in a statement on Apr. 19, according to CNN. Although no cause was given, it was confirmed that the former vice president passed at his home in downtown Minneapolis while surrounded by family, spokesperson Kathy Tunheim said, the outlet further reported.

“It is with profound sadness that we share news that our beloved dad passed away today in Minneapolis, Minnesota,” Walter’s family said in the statement. “As proud as we were of him leading the presidential ticket for Democrats in 1984, we know that our father’s public policy legacy is so much more than that.”

Jimmy Carter and Walter Mondale served in the White House together from 1977-1981. (AP/Shutterstock)

Once Walter’s death was announced, it didn’t take long for former president Jimmy Carter, 96, who he served under from 1977-1981, and other political figures and celebrities to react.

“During our administration, Fritz used his political skill and personal integrity to transform the vice presidency into a dynamic, policy-driving force that had never been seen before and still exists today. He was an invaluable partner and an able servant of the people of Minnesota, the United States, and the world,” Jimmy said in a statement. “Fritz Mondale provided us all with a model for public service and private behavior. Rosalynn [Carter] and I join all Americans in giving thanks for his exemplary life, and we extend our deepest condolences to his family.”

Walter Mondale believed in the power of government to make a positive difference in people’s lives, and proved it at every stage of his remarkable career—with deep policy knowledge, a tireless work ethic, and uncommon decency. Hillary and I loved him and will miss him very much.

— Bill Clinton (@BillClinton) April 20, 2021

Former president Bill Clinton took to Twitter shortly after Walter’s death to also share a tribute. “Walter Mondale believed in the power of government to make a positive difference in people’s lives, and proved it at every stage of his remarkable career—with deep policy knowledge, a tireless work ethic, and uncommon decency. Hillary and I loved him and will miss him very much,” he wrote.

Walter Mondale championed progressive causes and changed the role of VP—so leaders like @JoeBiden could be the last ones in the room when decisions were made. In selecting Geraldine Ferraro, he also paved the way for @VP to make history. Michelle and I send prayers to his family.

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) April 20, 2021

Barack Obama said that Walter “changed the role of vice president” in a tweet he shared. “Walter Mondale championed progressive causes and changed the role of VP—so leaders like @JoeBiden could be the last ones in the room when decisions were made. In selecting Geraldine Ferraro, he also paved the way for@VP to make history. Michelle and I send prayers to his family,” it read.

On the wall of the Carter Library is a quote of Walter Mondale’s at the end of their time in office: “We told the truth. We obeyed the law. We kept the peace.” That pretty much sums up Walter Mondale’s life and service.

— Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) April 20, 2021

Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar also shared a couple of tweets with one reading, “On the wall of the Carter Library is a quote of Walter Mondale’s at the end of their time in office: “We told the truth. We obeyed the law. We kept the peace.” That pretty much sums up Walter Mondale’s life and service.”

Vice President Walter Mondale led an extraordinary life of service—in uniform during the Korean War, as a Senator, and as Vice President. I was able to speak with him just a few days ago and thank him for his service. I'll miss him dearly, and my heart is with his family today.

— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) April 20, 2021

Vice President Kamala Harris shared her thoughts of Walter and sadness over his death in a tweet as well. “Vice President Walter Mondale led an extraordinary life of service—in uniform during the Korean War, as a Senator, and as Vice President. I was able to speak with him just a few days ago and thank him for his service. I’ll miss him dearly, and my heart is with his family today,” she wrote.

Before Walter’s death, he reportedly knew the end of his life was near and sent an email, obtained by CNN, to former staffers that acknowledged his “time has come.”

“I am eager to rejoin Joan and Eleanor. Before I Go I wanted to let you know how much you mean to me. Never has a public servant had a better group of people working at their side! Together we have accomplished so much and I know you will keep up the good fight,” he wrote in the moving message.

“Joe in the White House certainly helps,” he added while referencing President Joe Biden. “I always knew it would be okay if I arrived some place and was greeted by one of you!”
In addition to vice president, Walter served as the 23rd Attorney General of Minnesota from 1960-1964, United States Senator of Minnesota from 1964-1976, and the 24th United States Ambassador to Japan from 1993-1996.
Our comfort and healing wishes go out to all those affected by Walter’s death.

Maxine Waters Tells Rep Jim Jordan To ‘Shut Your Mouth’ After He Yells At Dr. Fauci Over COVID Rules

Maxine Waters Tells Rep Jim Jordan To ‘Shut Your Mouth’ After He Yells At Dr. Fauci Over COVID Rules

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Stars are applauding Rep. Maxine Jordan for telling Rep. Jim Jordan to ‘shut your mouth’ as he tried to talk down Dr. Anthony Fauci at a COVID subcommittee hearing.

Even with a Democratic president in Joe Biden who supports him, Director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Antothy Fauci is still taking heat from Republicans in Congress about COVID-19. During a Thurs. Apr. 15 House Coronavirus Crisis Subcommittee hearing, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) had to jump in and tell Rep.Jim Jordan (R-OH) to “Shut your mouth” after he ranted at Dr. Fauci well after his allotted time expired. Video of the exchange with Waters shutting Jordan down has gone viral, with stars applauding the 82-year-old political veteran.

Jordan, 57, lit into Fauci by demanding to know exactly when the COVID-19 pandemic will end, when Americans will have their ‘liberties” back and when public health mandates such as mask wearing will finally be lifted. Fauci responded by telling Jordan it was a false equivalency. “You’re indicating liberty and freedom. I look at it as a public health measure to prevent people from dying and going to hospital,” Fauci told Jordan. The doctor the said American life will begin to return to normal as more and more people receive vaccinations. You can see the full exchange here, with Maxine jumping in at the 6:38 mark below, as well as the isolated soundbite:

Dr. Anthony Fauci and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) raised their voices over each other during a tense discussion about when COVID restrictions will end — concluding with Rep. Maxine Waters telling Jordan to “shut your mouth.”

Watch the full exchange: pic.twitter.com/cUh9lpR3yZ

— CBS News (@CBSNews) April 15, 2021

I wish Maxine Waters could tell Jim Jordan to “shut your mouth” every single day. pic.twitter.com/zAvNYTmUT3

— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) April 15, 2021

Jim was eventually told his time had expired when Committee Chair Rep. James Clyburn, (D-SC) told him that people get their liberties back when 90 percent of the members of the U.S. Congress get vaccinated. Jim then turned and demanded answers from Dr. Fauci, ranting “when, what are the numbers?”

Fauci explained that with more people vaccinated, “level of those with the virus will come down and there will be more flexibility for doing the thing that you’re talking about.” Jordan again demanded, “At what number to we get our liberties back, tell me the number.” Maxine then shut him down hard, yelling “Your time expired sir. You need to respect the chair and shut your mouth!” after Clyburn interrupted Jordan to move the questioning along to another member of the committee.

Rep. Maxine Waters put fellow Rep. Jim Jordan in his place after he tried to rant past his time at Dr. Anthony Fauci during a COVID hearing. Photo credit: Shutterstock.

Stars responded to Maxine telling Jim to shut up with glee. Former Star Trek actor George Takei tweeted, “Hearing Auntie Maxine Waters tell Jim Jordan to shut his mouth is my new favorite thing.” Actress Rosanna Arquette also tweeted Maxine’s words along with praise, writing, “You need to respect the chair and shut your mouth. I love Maxine Waters.”

Hearing Auntie Maxine Waters tell Jim Jordan to shut his mouth is my new favorite thing.

— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) April 15, 2021

I really wish CNN hadn’t shown that entire Gym Jordan rant. I wish they’d only shown the part where Maxine Waters tells him to shut his mouth.

— Jane Lynch (@janemarielynch) April 15, 2021

Everyone has a different standard for declaring a day a 'Great Day'

Officially a Great Day, I mean

I have my standard – you have yours

🤔But, if it happens to be a day when Maxine Waters tells Jim Jordan to shut his mouth, it should qualify by definition, eh?
💐😁🤎😄🤎😍🤎🥰 pic.twitter.com/L9ipBWTTKi

— TheRealDWoo 🚣‍♀️🏡 (@TheRealDWoo) April 15, 2021

Washington Post contributor Holly Figueroa O’Reilly gushed, “Maxine Waters telling Jim Jordan to ‘shut your mouth’ is my new f**king ring tone,” while user @TheRealDWoo tweeted, “Everyone has a different standard for declaring a day a ‘Great Day’ Officially a Great Day, I mean I have my standard – you have yours. But, if it happens to be a day when Maxine Waters tells Jim Jordan to shut his mouth.” With Jordan’s reputation for rants and grandstanding, this probably won’t be the last time he pulls such a stunt in Congress. But Twitter users are hoping Maxine is there to shut him down once again next time he does!

Lil’ Wayne & Denise Bidot Appear To Be Dating Again 4 Months After Split — Watch

Lil’ Wayne & Denise Bidot Appear To Be Dating Again 4 Months After Split — Watch







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Beth Shilliday
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It looks like Lil Wayne and Denise Bidot have managed to patch things up after their January split. She smiled and drew their names in the sand inside of a heart.

After several breakups, it appears Lil Wayne and model Denise Bidot have found a way to make up again. The 38-year-old rapper — real name Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. — shared an Instagram stories video of Denise, 34, kneeling in the sand near the ocean, with the brunette beauty writing their names in the sand and drawing a big heart around them. She used her finger to draw “Denise” with a small heart for “loves Dwayne” then blew a kiss to the camera.

Over the video, Wayne seemed to be teasing a new track, as bars from a song could be heard. He didn’t write anything on the vid, though it seemed to speak for itself that he shared Denise showing so much love in his direction. This would be the first big indication that the pair have reconciled after splitting in early January. Denise hasn’t posted anything to her IG account since Jan. 21, and that was after she scrubbed it of photos of Wayne following their latest breakup.

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On Jan. 5.,  Denise dropped a cryptic message that read “Pretty disappointing when you defend someone throughout everything and they turn out being just as sh*tty as everyone said they were,” though she didn’t mention Wayne by name,  She also shared a photo of her daughter giving a thumbs up sign and assured fans in caption, “We good over here. Happy Tuesday.” The pair also unfollowed each other on the ‘gram signaling another split.

It came despite the two appearing to be a happy couple again over New Years, where they were seen cuddling close as fireworks were going off overhead. Both Denise and Wayne had big smiles on their faces and were wearing shiny silver New Year’s 2021 novelty glasses.

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That reunion came after Denise seemed to break up with Lil Wayne in early Nov. 2020, following his surprise meeting and endorsement for then-President Donald Trump. He shared an Oct. 30 photo standing with Trump giving thumbs up signs with to his Twitter with the caption, “Just had a great meeting with @realdonaldtrump @potus besides what he’s done so far with criminal reform, the platinum plan is going to give the community real ownership. He listened to what we had to say today and assured he will and can get it done.”

Just had a great meeting with @realdonaldtrump @potus besides what he’s done so far with criminal reform, the platinum plan is going to give the community real ownership. He listened to what we had to say today and assured he will and can get it done. 🤙🏾 pic.twitter.com/Q9c5k1yMWf

— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) October 29, 2020

Wow … can this year be over already

— Denise Bidot (@DeniseBidot) November 2, 2020

Denise — a Joe Biden supporter — then deleted not just her IG photos of her and Wayne, but her entire Instagram account as they appeared to split up. She kept her Twitter active where on Nov. 2, she wrote, “Wow…can this year be over already,” seemingly in reference to Wayne’s support of Trump. But the pair were back together by Thanksgiving, where he whisked her away on a lavish vacation.

Supporting Trump up paying off for the “Lollipop” rapper, as late on Jan. 19, 2021 in Trump’s final hours in office, he gave Wayne a presidential pardon, which saved him from a possible 10 year prison sentence. In Dec. 2020, Wayne pleaded guilty to possessing a loaded gun when his private jet landed in Miami and was searched by authorities. He’s not allowed to carry a firearm as a convicted felon. His sentencing was scheduled for Jan. 28, 2020, where he could have received up to a decade behind bars.

 

Cindy McCain: 5 Things To Know About Joe Biden’s UN Ambassador Nominee & Meghan’s Mom

Cindy McCain: 5 Things To Know About Joe Biden’s UN Ambassador Nominee & Meghan’s Mom

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Samantha Wilson
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Cindy McCain is currently being vetted by Joe Biden to become a new UN ambassador. Here’s what you need to know about Cindy, wife to John and mom to Meghan McCain.

The McCain in the news isn’t Meghan this time. Cindy McCain, 66, is reportedly being considered for a UN ambassadorship by President Joe Biden, which would bring her to Rome. Cindy is currently undergoing vetting to become the next US ambassador to the UN World Food Programme, a highly coveted position, according to sources who spoke to Politico. As she awaits the end of the vetting process and potentially becomes the Biden administration’s first Republican appointee, here’s what else you need to know about Cindy:

She Is John McCain’s Widow

Cindy met husband John McCain in 1979 at a reception in Honolulu, Hawaii. The future Arizona senator was then a US Navy liaison officer to the United States Senate, while she was on the island for a family vacation. The two were actually introduced by current First Lady Jill Biden! Their relationship began while he was still married to first wife Carol McCain. After their divorce was finalized in 1980, John and Cindy got married just a few months later.

She took a major role in her husband’s various political campaigns, going door to door for him during his first Senate run, in 1982, and was by his side during his presidential runs in 2000 and 2008. The couple had four children together: Jack, Meghan, James, and Bridget McCain. John unfortunately passed away in 2018 of brain cancer.

Cindy McCain attends the 2019 Ambrosetti Forum in Cernobbio, Italy (Shutterstock)
She’s Meghan McCain’s Mother

Yes, that Meghan! Cindy’s eldest daughter is the outspoken conservative co-host of The View who frequently butts heads with liberal counterparts Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg. Cindy is a frequent guest on the morning talk show, often to talk politics, reminisce about Meghan’s father, and embarrass her to bits. When Meghan shocked her audience by admitting she would vote Democrat in the 2020 election, she cited the Trumps always “making my mom cry” as one of her reasons.

She’s A Businesswoman & Philanthropist

While publicly, Cindy is focused on politics (including turning Arizona blue for Biden in 2020), she’s a wealthy businesswoman more behind the scenes. Cindy is the heiress to Hensley & Co., one of the largest Anheuser-Busch beer distributors in the United States. She inherited majority control and became chair of the company in 2000, after her father passed away.

Cindy is also chair of the McCain Institute for International Leadership board of trustees. The McCain Institute was founded in 2012 and is a think tank in cooperation with the University of Arizona. It’s mission is to “advance leadership based on security, economic opportunity, freedom, and human dignity, in the United States and around the world,” according to their mission statement.

Her Parents Are Jim & Marguerite Hensley

Cindy’s father is Jim Hensley, the wealthy former head of Hensley & Co, and her mother is Marguerite “Smitty” Hensley. Cindy was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, and graduated from the University of California (USC) with a Bachelor’s in education and Masters in special education. She has lived in Arizona for the rest of her life, even moving back to her childhood neighborhood after her husband’s death.

Cindy McCain stands on the sidelines during a 2018 Washington Redskins vs. Arizona Cardinals game (Shutterstock)
She’s Worth An Estimated At $200 Million

The beer distribution industry did Cindy well. Her net worth, as of 2018, was an estimated $200 million — mostly thanks to her Hensley & Co. shares, according to Business Insider. She also inherited money after her husband’s death.

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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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.

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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.

Billy Evans: 5 Things To Know About Officer Killed In Car Attack On Capitol

Billy Evans: 5 Things To Know About Officer Killed In Car Attack On Capitol

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The officer killed at the Capitol on April 2 has been identified as Billy Evans, an 18-year member of the Capitol Police. Here’s what you need to know about Evans, and his tragic death.

The fallen police officer killed after a man rammed his car into a barricade at the US Capitol has been identified as William “Billy” Evans. Evans had been a member of the Capitol PD for 18 years, Acting US Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman wrote in a statement announcing his death. Here’s what you need to know about Officer Evans and the situation surrounding his death.

1. Evans Was Part Of The Capitol’s First Responder’s Unit

“It is with profound sadness that I share the news of the passing of Officer William ‘Billy’ Evans this afternoon from injuries he sustained following an attack at the North Barricade by a lone assailant,” Chief Pittman wrote in an April 2 statement. “Officer Evans had been a member of the United States Capitol Police for 18 years. He began his USCP service on March 7, 2003, and was a member of the Capitol Division’s First Responder’s Unit. Please keep Officer Evans and his family in your thoughts and prayers.”

2. Evans Died After A Man Crashed His Car Into A Capitol Barricade

Evans was killed and another, unnamed officer was injured after a man rammed his car into a security barrier. It’s unclear at this time the extent of the other officers injuries; the driver, identified as Noah Green, was shot and killed by police (see below). “I just ask that the public continue to keep U.S. Capitol police and their families in your prayers. This has been an extremely difficult time for U.S. Capitol police after the events of Jan. 6, and now the events that have occurred here today,” Pittman said. Robert Contee, acting chief of the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, said that the incident “does not appear to be terrorism related.”

The car that crashed into a security barricade outside the Capitol, 4/2/21 (Carolyn Kaster/ AP/ Shutterstock)
3. The Capitol Went On Lockdown During The Incident

Much like during the riot by Trump supporters that occurred at the Capitol nearly three months earlier, the complex went on lockdown as police investigated the crash. Because lawmakers are on spring recess this week, many were at home at not in the building during the 1:00pm ET attack. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ordered for flags to be flown at half-staff after hearing of Evans’ death, calling him “a martyr for our democracy.” Said Pelosi, “May it be a comfort to the family of Officer Evans that so many mourn with them and pray for them at this sad time.”

4. President Biden Mourned Evans In A Statement

Jill and I were heartbroken to learn of the violent attack at a security checkpoint on the U.S. Capitol grounds, which killed Officer William Evans of the U.S. Capitol Police, and left a fellow officer fighting for his life,” President Joe Biden wrote in an April 2 statement. “We send our heartfelt condolences to Officer Evans’ family, and everyone grieving his loss. We know what a difficult time this has been for the Capitol, everyone who works there, and those who protect it.”

Biden agreed with Pelosi and ordered the White House flags to be lowered to half-staff. “I want to express the nation’s gratitude to the Capitol Police, the National Guard Immediate Response Force, and others who quickly responded to this attack,” he wrote. “As we mourn the loss of yet another courageous Capitol Police officer, I have ordered that the White House flags be lowered to half-mast.”

The US Capitol was surrounded by fencing after a car rammed into a security barricade, 4/2/21 (Carolyn Kaster/ AP/ Shutterstock)
5. The Suspect Was Shot & Killed By Police

Noah Green was identified as the alleged assailant at the Capitol. The 25-year-old from Indiana reportedly had a knife on his person as the time of the attack. Green died from injuries sustained after being shot by Capitol police. The driver was shot after jumping out of the car with a knife in hand and “failing to respond to verbal commands,” according to Pittman. She added that the suspect was “lunging” at officers when he was shot. He was taken to a hospital and died “a short time” later.

Martin Short’s Doug Emhoff Kisses Maya’s Kamala On ‘SNL’ After Getting Attacked By ‘Champ’ On Passover

Martin Short’s Doug Emhoff Kisses Maya’s Kamala On ‘SNL’ After Getting Attacked By ‘Champ’ On Passover

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Martin Short made a surprise appearance as Kamala Harris’ husband Doug Emhoff on the Maya Rudolph hosted episode of ‘SNL.’

Maya Rudolph, 48, couldn’t host SNL without playing Vice-President Kamala Harris! While hosting on March 27, the long time cast member reprised the role alongside the one-and-only Martin Short, who played Kamala’s lawyer husband Doug Emhoff. “My step baby daddy — get out here sexy,” Maya’s Kamala said directly to the camera after a brief Passover message. Martin’s Doug bashfully walked out, clearly not as much a lover of the spotlight as his wife@

“I’m just too shy! I’m just a shy entertainment lawyer,” he said. “I just want you to know — listen to me girl. I support you,” he then said, as he began slow dancing with her. The Passover Seder was full of surprise guests as Ted Cruz, Joe Biden, Ella Emhoff and Marjorie Taylor-Greene all waltzed in. Ted attempted to show respect by bringing over cupcakes with an Israeli flag and pigs in a blanket. “I started at hte bottom now I’m here…I’m never been to a Jewish dinner,” Aidy Bryant‘s Ted reasoned, as Maya’s Kamala informed her that they can’t have pork or bread on Passover.

Maya Rudolph as Kamala Harris and Martin Short as Doug Emhoff on the March 27, 2021 episode of ‘SNL.’ (NBC)

Chloe Fineman’s Ella then turned the room into her own runway. “Shalom to the children. Am I breaking your eyes? Good…I’m serving looks,” she declared. “Dad, all this is going on my mood board as it’s a vibe,” she added before Joe Biden arrived. “I got a Passover surprise for ya’ll! It’s my dog Major — he’s back from being re-trained. All better now, aren’t you Major. He’s a sweet pooch!” he said as the dog roamed around the room. Unfortunately for Doug, ‘Major’ had other ideas as he jumped Martin’s Doug and attacked him! The rest of the party didn’t seem to notice but Martin’s doug recovered just fine. “Sweetie, I’m worried this unity Seder is pulling everyone apart,” Maya told him when they were alone, as Martin’s Doug exclaimed, “I want you! I want your lips!” before placing a big kiss on her. Hilarious!

Maya’s role as Kamala has been a smash hit with audiences, even earning her an Emmy award last September — her first win ever from the academy. “It’s certainly put a smile on my face this week to be so acknowledged,” she said in the virtual press room after winning, “But I felt that way about the nominations to be honest…I’m not really looking a gift horse in the mouth these days. I’m really grateful for any moment when we can stop and reflect and honor and celebrate each other,” she added. She was particularly honored for a sketch during Eddie Murphy‘s episode in Dec. 2019.

The Bridesmaids actress was a staple at Studio 8H from 2000 to 2007, but has continued to appear over the years in sketches as a surprise guest. “I love going to the show. Any excuse I can get, I love,” she also said after her Emmy win. “I just didn’t really anticipate traveling during a pandemic, but if there’s anyone that can work it out I’m sure [showrunner] Lorne [Michaels] has some sort of invisible helicopter that can get me there,” she joked to the press, adding that she wanted to be on SNL ever since she was a kid. “I can’t believe that I got to work there, and I can’t believe that it’s my family still,” she gushed. This season, she also appeared in sketches playing the Statue of Liberty and Aunt Jemima.

WE’RE BACK!!! pic.twitter.com/NrkNLOxmlg

— Saturday Night Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) March 22, 2021

Kamala never fails to bring the laughs with her on-point take on Kamala, but one sketch in particular got major accolades last year: the show impressively pulled up copying the real Kamala’s stunning white suit just hours after she was named the first-ever female VP. Maya’s dupe on the Carolina Herrera ensemble was impressive, leaving audiences wondering how the show pulled off the feat in just 85 minutes (including the silky pussy bow blouse). “By 9 p.m. we had pulled all the ‘research’ photos together and started looking through our stock to see if there was anything that could work,” costume designer said to Pop Sugar. “Every store in the city had been closed for hours. There was no way to shop this look anywhere, except in our back rooms,” explaining they recut a double breasted soon found backstage. “I work with the most incredible tailors in the world,” he also said.

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.

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.

Jill Biden Cracks Up While Joking About ‘Bridgerton’s Raciest Scene With Kelly Clarkson — Watch

Jill Biden Cracks Up While Joking About ‘Bridgerton’s Raciest Scene With Kelly Clarkson — Watch

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While appearing on ‘The Kelly Clarkson Show,’ First Lady Jill Biden revealed that she indeed watched the steamy ‘Bridgerton’ scene where Daphne and the Duke consummated their marriage.

Lady Whistledown can put this down in her newsletter: First Lady Jill Biden watched the steamy scene between Daphne Bridgerton (played by Phoebe Dynevor) and the Duke of Hastings (played by Regé-Jean Page) on Bridgerton. Season one of the hit Netflix series, which revolves around Daphne and the Duke’s love story in 19th-century Britain, came up during a game on the Feb. 25 episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show. Host Kelly Clarkson read out a series of words and phrases and Jill had to say the first thing that came to mind.

That time I asked @FLOTUS about what comes to her mind when she hears the word… #Bridgerton! #FLOTUSonKELLY pic.twitter.com/TFB6AAst9P

— Kelly Clarkson (@kellyclarkson) February 25, 2021

When Kelly read out “Bridgerton,” though, Jill’s mind didn’t immediately travel to that NSFW scene between Daphne and Simon. “Um costumes, romance,” Joe Biden‘s wife immediately said. This drew a chuckle out of Kelly, who was thinking of a scene that was indeed romantic…but where costumes came off.

“We’re so different, my first would’ve been different…,” Kelly said, laughing. Jill quickly caught on and said while laughing, “Okay I know what episode you’re talking about!” Kelly then clarified that they were giggling over episode five ([SPOILER ALERT]: this is the episode where Daphne and Simon quickly tie the knot and later have sex for the very first time).

The Duke of Hastings (played by Regé-Jean Page) and Daphne Bridgerton (played by Phoebe Dynevor) in Bridgerton. [NBC/Everett Collection]Jill and Kelly’s chat about Bridgerton‘s steamy scene came in good timing, because the show’s intimacy coordinator recently did a headline-making interview about how the risqué scenes in the show were actually choreographed! The coordinator, Lizzy Talbot, also revealed that the famous oral pleasure scene in the show was filmed on “day one” of shooting.

“The very first scene, day one, we were doing a scene of female sexual pleasure in a gentlemen’s club that didn’t allow women in until 1980. It was, like, ‘Oh, I see what you’re up to, Shondaland!’ It was very clear that from the outset this was going to be viewed from the female perspective,” Lizzy told The Sunday Times in an interview published on Feb. 26.

Bridgerton premiered on Christmas day in 2020, and the series — which is executive produced by Shonda Rhimes — was met with much fan fare. Fans are now anxiously awaiting the second season of the show, which Shonda tweeted in January will be “coming soon.”

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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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.

Hillary Clinton Trolls Donald Trump After His Atlantic City Hotel Is Demolished

Hillary Clinton Trolls Donald Trump After His Atlantic City Hotel Is Demolished

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Hillary Clinton managed to troll Donald Trump with just one simple emoji on February 17, in reaction to his Atlantic City hotel and casino being bulldozed.

Hillary Clinton used a waving-hand emoji to say goodbye to The Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino, which was demolished in New Jersey on Wednesday morning. She shaded the former president on Twitter in a reply to a video of the wreckage, via Bloomberg. While the well-known emoji is typically used to say “hello” or “goodbye,” it’s obvious that Hillary’s use of the icon symbolized a grinning farewell to Donald’s since-destroyed property.

👋 https://t.co/9WxAoipjtQ

— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 17, 2021

Hillary’s disdain for Donald, 74, is well-documented, especially during their respective presidential runs for the White House in 2016. Ahead of Trump losing the 2020 presidential election to President Joe Biden, Hillary, 73, made it clear that she would do anything in her power to “retire” Donald as leader of the free world.

“But to be serious, the number one priority for our country and world is retiring Trump, and, as I always have, I will do whatever I can to support our nominee,” she tweeted in January 2020. In November, Hillary kept that same energy when she told Amy Schumer in a Zoom interview, “I’m spending most of my time trying to do everything I can to retire [Trump], and to send him back to the golf course full-time.”

Hillary Clinton & Donald Trump. (Photo credit: AP News/SplashNews)

On April 28, it came as no surprise when the former New York Senator formally endorsed Biden on Twitter. “Wish we had @JoeBiden‘s leadership in the Oval Office right now,” she wrote, noting that “Americans deserve a president who will manage the COVID-19 crisis with the compassion, competence, and respect for science we need to save lives and revive the economy.”

Hillary’s hard work, along with many others on the campaign trail in support of then-Vice President Biden paid off. On November 7, the Trump-era in the Oval Office was finally over.

In a statement following his victory, Biden, 78, shared, “I am honored and humbled by the trust the American people have placed in me and Vice President-elect [Kamala] Harris. In the face of unprecedented obstacles, a record number of Americans voted. Proving once again, that democracy beats deep in the heart of America. With the campaign over, it’s time to put the anger and harsh rhetoric behind us and come together as a nation,” he said, declaring, “It’s time for America to unite. And to heal. We are the United States of America. And there’s nothing we can’t do, if we do it together.”

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.

 

 

 

 

Jill Biden Decorates White House Lawn With Valentine’s Day Messages & Brings Joe To Check It Out

Jill Biden Decorates White House Lawn With Valentine’s Day Messages & Brings Joe To Check It Out

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Dr. Jill Biden shared some early Valentine’s Day ‘joy’ by covering the White House lawn with hearts bearing messages of ‘kindness’ – and she couldn’t wait to show them to her husband, President Joe Biden.

In honor of her first Valentine’s Day as First Lady of the United States, Dr. Jill Biden celebrated on Friday (Feb. 12) with a surprise for her husband, President Joe Biden. Overnight, Dr. Biden, 69, had large red, white, and pink hearts installed on the North Lawn of the White House. These decorations mimicked the candy hearts given out during the holiday by bearing a specific message, like “Compassion” and “Love.” On Friday morning, President Biden, 78, and their two dogs – Champ and Major — joined his wife for a “surprise stroll,” per CNN’s Betsy Klein, where he saw the decorations for himself.

President Biden: "#ValentinesDay is a big. Jill's favorite day. For real."

Q: "What inspired you to do this?"@FLOTUS: "I just wanted some joy. With the pandemic, just everybody's feeling a little down. So, it's just a little joy. A little hope. That's all." pic.twitter.com/JW0S1cclNO

— CSPAN (@cspan) February 12, 2021

“Valentine’s Day is a big day, Jill’s favorite day,” the president told reporters as he viewed the decorations. When asked why she had the decorations put up, Dr. Biden said she wanted to bring a little holiday cheer. “I just wanted some joy, and I think just, with the pandemic, everybody’s feeling a little down, so it’s just a little joy, a little hope. That’s all.” The display reminded President Biden of a time when he was serving as Vice President to President Barack Obama. “First year…I walked into my office, and every single pane…she had taken the school-kind of paint that kids put on posterboards? She had put a heart that says ‘Joe Loves Jill.’ ”

The decorations Dr. Jill Biden installed on the White House lawn for Valentine’s Day (AP)
More of Dr. Biden’s Valentine’s Day decorations (AP)

“None of them said ‘Jill Loves Joe,’ ” joked the president. When asked how they could “extend that love story to the American people who are so down right now,” President Biden said, “Tell them there is hope. There is hope. They just have to stay strong.” That message was echoed by the words Dr. Biden had on her decorations. “Healing. Courage.  Love. Compassion. Gratitude. Peace. Amor. Strength. Kindness. Family. Unity. Love, Jill,” she posted to the official FLOTUS Instagram.

“The First Lady is known for her sense of humor, love of surprises, and celebrating traditions, especially with her family,” the office of the First Lady said in a statement, per NBC News. “Valentine’s Day has always been one of her favorite holidays. Sending messages of healing, unity, hope, and compassion, this is her Valentine to the country.”

The heartfelt display is sure to earn Dr. Biden some more kudos from her fans – and possibly aggravate the former First Lady, Melania Trump. Though Melania’s taste when it came to White House decor often resulted in mockery – and she famously dissed the Christmas decorations in a secret recording shared by her ex BFF, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff she at least made it seem like she put forth some effort when it came to the holidays. Since leaving the White House, Melania has reportedly felt a “most fervent ire” in watching Dr. Jill take to the First Lady role with ease and get universal praise while doing it.

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.

John Legend Carries Adorable Daughter Luna, 4, On His Shoulders As He Steps Out With Chrissy Teigen — See Pics

John Legend Carries Adorable Daughter Luna, 4, On His Shoulders As He Steps Out With Chrissy Teigen — See Pics

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John Legend and Chrissy Teigen stepped out for some afternoon family time, and the singer was seen carrying little Luna on his shoulders.

John Legend loves being a girl dad! The 42-year-old singer-songwriter was seen carrying his four-year-old daughter Luna on his shoulders while out with his family on January 29. He was joined by wife Chrissy Teigen, her mother Vilailuck and their two-year-old son Miles for the afternoon outing in Beverly Hills. The La La Land star cut a handsome figure in blue pants, a red leather jacket, white sneakers, and a black and red sweater. His baby girl Luna was all smiles as she rocked a pink tulle skirt and a matching pink top. The little fashionista proved she’s already taking after her mom, as she donned a pair of ballet tight and brown combat boots.

Chrissy looked ultra chic as she rocked a pair of white stilettos, which she paired with a long, black blazer, a black cropped top, and asymmetrical jeans which were cinched at the ankle. Her brunette tresses were styled into tight cornrows and she accessorized with layered gold necklaces, and bangles on her wrist. The cookbook author also carried a black leather handbag, as her mini-me son walked behind her wearing a Gucci sweater and black jeans. What a little fashionista!

It comes just one week after Chrissy shared video from Washington D.C., where John performed at Joe Biden‘s televised inaugural evening event Celebrating America. However, she got a little carried away by showing her talented hubby’s performance setting at his dress rehearsal, which she technically wasn’t allowed to do. It seems no one told Chrissy that the details of the event and it’s setting were supposed to remain a secret until the Jan. 20 prime time inaugural special!

The cookbook author said the view was “amazing” as she showed the Washington Monument lit up in the distance, and also shared a photo of a military band onstage, while John stood in a long coat in front of the band. The mother of two was so moved by it that she wrote “John! I’m going to cry” in the tweet along with the video.

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.

Jennifer Lopez Wears Leggings & $18K Birkin To Gym After Celebrating ‘J.Lo’ Album Anniversary

Jennifer Lopez Wears Leggings & $18K Birkin To Gym After Celebrating ‘J.Lo’ Album Anniversary

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Jennifer Lopez looked stylish and toned in a white crop top under a long-sleeved pink over shirt and gray and pink patterned leggings as she walked into a Miami gym.

Jennifer Lopez, 51, was looking better than ever during her latest outing to the gym! The singer was photographed making her way inside the fitness establishment in Miami, FL on Jan. 24 while wearing an outfit that helped show off her toned abs and overall fit figure. It included a white crop top under a light pink cropped over shirt and matching gray leggings that had pink designs on them, including flowers.

Jennifer Lopez walking inside a Miami gym on Jan. 24. (Backgrid)

She also wore black laceless sneakers, sunglasses, and a black face mask as she carried a white Birkin bag that’s estimated to cost around $18,000. The beauty had her long locks up in a high bun and was carrying her phone as she stepped through the door of the gym for her workout.

Jennifer’s gym outing comes right after she wowed fans when she recreated her 2001 music video for her song “Love Don’t Cost A Thing” in honor of the 20th anniversary of her second album J.Lo. In the clip, which she posted to Instagram, she’s walking on a beach as she tosses her designer sunglasses and expensive accessories off to the side just like she did in the original video, which was directed by Paul Hunter. “Happy 20th Anniversary to my 2nd album J.Lo!!!! Had a little fun at a recent shoot #Throwback #LoveDontCostAThing,” she wrote in the caption for the post.

Jennifer Lopez showing off her muscles outside the gym. (Backgrid)

Before that, she stunned with a performance at the inauguration of President Joe Biden on Jan. 20. The talented star sang “This Land Is Your Land” in front of the crowd at the West Front of the U.S. Capitol and got a sweet kiss from her fiance Alex Rodriguez, 45, when she was finished. She also gave the crowd a moving message in Spanish.

“Una nacion bajo Dios, indivisible, con libertad y justicia para todas,” she said, which in English, translates to “One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

In addition to Jennifer, Lady Gaga performed the National Anthem in front of the inauguration crowd, which also included Vice President Kamala Harris.

‘Scandal’ Fans Thinks Biden’s White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki Looks Just Like Abby

‘Scandal’ Fans Thinks Biden’s White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki Looks Just Like Abby

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As Jen Psaki made her entrance in the White House with her first briefings this week, fans compared her to Darby Stanchfield’s ‘Scandal’ character, Abby Whelan. See pics of the ladies here so you can judge for yourself.

Scandal fans had to do a double take when they watched President Joe Biden‘s White House press secretary Jen Psaki, 42, give her first daily briefings at the White House this week. The redhead’s resemblance to the television show‘s red-headed character, Abby Whelan, who was played by Darby Stanchfield, 49, was quickly brought up in tweets and other social media posts when she stood behind the podium. The irony here is that Abby also had the role of White House press secretary before she became chief of staff to the fictional President Fitzgerald Grant on the series.

“Jen Psaki is giving me boring Abby Whelan vibes and I’m LOVING it,” one Twitter user wrote. “Did we get our real life Abby Whelan? Lol,” another asked.

Jen Psaki giving a brief at the White House. (AP)

A third fan also suggested that Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes was behind Biden’s pick of Jen to maybe try and recreate the beloved show in real life. “The new press secretary looking like Abby Whelan. I see you Shonda!” the tweet read.

Darby Stanchfield as Abby Whelan on ‘Scandal’. (Everett Collection)

After Scandal‘s fans kept tweeting about the similarities between Abby and Jen, Darby, herself took to Twitter to tweet some tips for Jen while in character and it was amazing. “Dear @PressSec, #1- If your boss forgets your name, slap a name tag on. (Fitz called me ‘Gabby’ for WEEKS Weary face) #2- Don’t get power hungry & try to get your friend killed. It won’t go well. #3- No such thing as too much hairspray. Ever,” her tweet read.

She concluded her message by signing the tweet, “Best, ‘Red’ aka Sassy Abby Whelan.”

Darby’s response as Abby after ‘Scandal’ fans compared the character to the new White House press secretary Jen Psaki. (Courtesy of Twitter)

Darby played the role of Abby on Scandal, which was about Kerry Washington‘s character Olivia Pope and her crisis management firm, from 2012 until the series’ end in 2018, and was one of the most memorable characters on the show. She has gone on to appear in the television show, Locke & Key as well as the films, Justine, Stargirl, and Mosquito.

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).

How Kim Kardashian’s ‘Coping With All The Stress’ Amid Her Marriage Struggles With Kanye West

How Kim Kardashian’s ‘Coping With All The Stress’ Amid Her Marriage Struggles With Kanye West

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As rumors swirl that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are over, Kim’s finding ways to cope with her major stress. A source tells HL EXCLUSIVELY how Kim’s caring for herself.

Amidst reports that her marriage to Kanye West is going south, Kim Kardashian isn’t dwelling on negativity or feeling sorry for herself. Instead, the KKW Beauty mogul is focusing on wellness, self-care, and a whole lot of love from her supportive family! A source close to Kim tells HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY that she’s “coping with the stress” by being “proactive,” and it’s definitely helping.

“It’s been a tough time for her, to say the least,” the insider said. “Her whole family has encouraged her to slow down for a minute and they’re supporting her every way they can — everything from helping with the kids, to working out with her twice a day, to just being there for her to talk to.” Kim knows that her siblings have her back “110 percent,” so she’s heeding their advice to “take care of herself and her emotions,” they added.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West share some subtle PDA while out and about in New York City, 11/6/19 (MEGA)

A bombshell report claimed in early January that Kim was getting ready to divorce her husband of six years after having “enough” of his antics. The same day, Kim posed in a SKIMs photoshoot without her wedding ring. A separate source told HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY that filming Keeping Up With The Kardashians actually contributed to their marriage struggles. “Kanye has never been into doing the show, the constant paparazzi, or the cameras,” the source explained. “That was a big thing they’ve fought about for years.”

Another contributor to their alleged marital issues? Kanye’s tumultuous run for president in 2020. The rapper announced his candidacy on July 4, and quickly began a campaign that got increasingly bizarre. During a July 19 rally in South Carolina, Kanye broke down in tears while claiming that he and Kim considered aborting their daughter, North West, now seven. Kim never publicly endorsed her husband, merely tweeting out an American flag emoji. On Election Day in November, she liked a tweet about voting for Joe Biden.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West take their kids, Chicago and Saint, to lunch at Cipriani, 9/29/19 (MEGA)

As breakup rumors continue to swirl, “Type-A” Kim is “slowing down and taking some time to breathe,” just like her sisters recommended. That includes meditating and finding quiet, as well as “fun stuff” like golfing and working out, her favorite stress reliever. “It’s one of the things that’s helping her cope the most,” the source divulged. “Right now, everything for her is about finding healthy ways to cope with her stress.”

Whatever happens, the entire KarJenner family will still support Kanye, the father of Kim’s four beautiful children, the source added. “He will always be a part of her family and that is very important to Kim.” HollywoodLife reached out to Kim’s rep for comment but did not hear back as of press time.

Katy Perry Sets Off Fireworks During Electrifying ‘Celebrating America’ Performance — Watch

Katy Perry Sets Off Fireworks During Electrifying ‘Celebrating America’ Performance — Watch

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Katy Perry closed out the ‘Celebrating America’ inaugural special by singing ‘Firework’ as real-life fireworks exploded over Washington, D.C. The pop star’s custom Thom Browne ensemble beautifully reflected the Washington Monument.

The Celebrating America inaugural special closed out with an epic fireworks display over Washington, D.C. after Joe Biden and Kamala Harris‘s inauguration on Jan. 20. So, it was only appropriate that the singer of “Firework” was chosen to perform against this pyrotechnics show: Katy Perry! The pop star looked incredible nearly five months after welcoming her first child with Orlando Bloom while singing her 2010 hit, “Firework,” by the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool and Washington Monument.

Thank you @KatyPerry for lighting up the night with your sparkling performance of "Firework." 🎇#Inauguration2021 pic.twitter.com/QAarZwLApB

— Biden Inaugural Committee (@BidenInaugural) January 21, 2021

The pop star stunned in a custom ensemble from Thom Browne, and the all-white outfit reflected the Washington Monument that served as her performance’s backdrop. The high-fashion look — which featured a cashmere coat, a silk satin corset and floor-length skirt, elbow-length gloves and a creamy train of luxurious fabric — also complemented Katy’s platinum white hair. Buttons covered in red silk satin added a pop of color to Katy’s regal performance costume.

🤩 @katyperry pic.twitter.com/fraSxXwbYg

— Biden Inaugural Committee (@BidenInaugural) January 21, 2021

Katy followed on the heels of incredible performances from John Legend, Jon Bon Jovi, Justin Timberlake and Ant Clemons, Demi Lovato, Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters, and more. Unlike these performers, though, Katy’s participation in the televised event was announced a bit last-minute.

A closeup look at Katy Perry’s Thom Browne ensemble, which she wore for her Celebrating America performance on Jan. 20, 2021. (Photo Credit: AP)

On the eve of Inauguration Day, which fell on Jan. 19, the “Roar” singer tweeted a photo of four patriotic microphones: one looked like the Statue of Liberty’s torch; another was embellished with silver stars; the third was bedazzled to look like the United States flag; and the fourth was plain white. Although Katy kept her caption ambiguous, the Presidential Inaugural Committee retweeted the photo, making it clear that she would be joining the inauguration activities.

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— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) January 20, 2021

It’s no surprise to see that Katy was invited, though. Singing at political events isn’t new to Katy, who also performed her hits “Rise” and “Roar” at the 2016 Democratic National Convention to show her support for Hillary Clinton, who at the time was running against Donald Trump. So, Katy was understandably more than happy to sing at an event that also served as a farewell to Trump’s time in office.

Chelsea Clinton Reveals How Hillary Reacted To Riots At U.S. Capitol: Trump Should Be ‘Held Accountable’

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Chelsea Clinton spoke candidly with Drew Barrymore about the absolute ‘sadness’ that her mother, Hillary Clinton, felt while watching the riot on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. unfold.

Chelsea Clinton opened up about how her mom, Hillary Clinton, reacted to the devastating and horrifying riot at the Capitol on January 6. Chelsea, 40, spoke with Drew Barrymore on her daytime talk show on January 7, describing the former Secretary of State and First Lady’s initial reaction to the horrifying events. “I said, ‘Mom, you have to turn on the television,’” Chelsea recalled for The Drew Barrymore Show host, referencing the phone call she made to her mom.

“There was just silence,” Chelsea said with immense sorrow, describing what she heard from her mom on the other end of the phone call. “And then so much sadness. And, also, so much anger that this was happening,” Chelsea went on. “When we spoke again later — last night — there was this real sense of, we have to hold people accountable,” she continued.

President Trump supporters storm the Capitol in Washington, D.C. [Mega].“We have to hold the insurrectionists, the terrorists, the mob who overwhelmed our Capitol [accountable]. We have to hold those individuals accountable and we have to hold the president accountable,” Chelsea went on, referencing President Donald Trump fomenting his supporters to take to Capitol Hill.

Hillary and Chelsea Clinton at “Gutsy Women” Book Signing Barnes & Noble Union Square on October 3 2019 [Mega].Chelsea went on to say that Trump “incited [his supporters], egged them on.” Although Chelsea shared the she and her mom thought it was “good” that social media platforms suspended or blocked Trump from use, it was still “insufficient, to put it mildly. We have to stop not only the amplification but the injection of hate and instability and violence that he has personified over the last [four] years.”

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump speak during the second debate between the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates on October 9, 2016 at Washington University in St. Louis [Mega].Following a rally that Trump held in Washington, D.C. on January 6, his supporters descended on the Capitol and disrupted sessions of Congress and the Senate as they voted to certify the election of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. Rioters were able to get into the building where they looted and destroyed federal property. Hillary Clinton memorably ran against Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election, and has since continued to support the democratic party and incoming Biden/Harris administration.

Nicki Minaj Glows In Makeup-Free Video After Getting Her Hair Styled In Waves Days Before Son’s 1st Xmas

Nicki Minaj Glows In Makeup-Free Video After Getting Her Hair Styled In Waves Days Before Son’s 1st Xmas

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Nicki Minaj showed off her glowing, makeup-free face after having her hair styled into long waves three days before Christmas. The rapper even quoted an iconic line from Kamala Harris.

Nicki Minaj, 38, is ready to ring in the holidays in style. Before she played with Christmas-themed makeup looks, though, she went completely makeup-free while getting her hair done on Dec. 22. Nicki’s face glowed as she showed off her new long black waves courtesy of hairstylist Arrogant Tae in an Instagram video, seen below.

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Nicki was excited about her new waves — so much so, she quoted a famous line from Kamala Harris. “We did it, Joe,” Nicki told her celebrity hairstylist in another video, who immediately burst into laughter. These were the same words the vice president elect told Joe Biden over the phone, shortly after he won the U.S. presidential election on Nov. 7.

Nicki Minaj loves to play with her beauty looks. Here, she’s pictured with a classic red lip at the 2017 Met Gala. (Photo Credit: AP)

Nicki is getting ready for her first Christmas with her nearly three-month-old son, Jeremiah Maraj-Petty. The “Barbie Tingz” rapper welcomed her baby boy with husband Kenneth Petty, 42, on Sept. 30 (per TMZ) and has been “loving every minute” of motherhood ever since, a source close to Nicki EXCLUSIVELY told HollywoodLife.

“Nicki and Kenneth are a team and they’re learning all about the highs and challenges of parenthood as the days go by. They really are great parents,” the insider told us in November, adding, “They love being in the thick of it all and Nicki is taking things amazingly well. Nicki knows she’s very blessed and the more time she can spend with her little one, the better.”

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Nicki Minaj shared these photos with Kenneth Petty after their baby’s arrival. (Photo Courtesy of Instagram/@nickiminaj)

The past few months have been busy for Nicki, who has decided to not hop on the celebrity bandwagon of hiring a nanny to help raise her first child. “Nicki appreciates the luxuries she’s afforded, but she’s not like most celebrities, especially when it comes to her loved ones — so getting a nanny isn’t a decision she would take lightly,” another source told HollywoodLife in November. At least Nicki got to enjoy some pampering time for herself in the salon chair!

Joe Biden, Ian McKellen & More Stars Who Have Gotten The COVID-19 Vaccine

Joe Biden, Ian McKellen & More Stars Who Have Gotten The COVID-19 Vaccine

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As countries roll out the vaccine for the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, some of the biggest celebrities are protecting themselves against the disease – like President-elect Joe Biden.

President-elect Joe Biden has now joined the ranks of high-profile individuals who have received the COVID-19 vaccine. The 78-year-old politician received the the Pfizer and BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, which was the first to be approved in the United States, on live TV. At a hospital in Newark, Delaware, Biden chatted with the nurse administering the vaccine and said he wanted Americans to know that it was safe. “I’m doing this to demonstrate that people should be prepared, when it’s available, to take the vaccine,” Biden said. “There’s nothing to worry about. I’m looking forward to the second shot.”

After receiving the injection, he addressed the cameras. “I want to say [that] we owe these folks an awful lot. The scientists and people who put this together. The front line workers, the ones who actually did the clinical work. It’s just amazing… we owe you big, we really do.” Biden also surprisingly gave a nod to the Trump administration. “I think that the administration deserves some credit for getting this off the ground with Operation Warp Speed,” he said, referring to the Coronavirus Task Force set up at the beginning of the pandemic.

President-elect Joe Biden received a Covid-19 vaccine today.

“I’m doing this to demonstrate that people should be prepared, when it’s available, to take the vaccine. There’s nothing to worry about. I’m looking forward to the second shot.” https://t.co/Wl0trd3fss pic.twitter.com/ZaJzfunUSu

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“It’s a very special day, I feel euphoric,” Sir Ian McKellen said after receiving the first of two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine at Queen Mary University Hospital in London, England, per the Evening Standard. With more than 1.65 million people dead from COVID-19, Sir Ian, 81, said it was everyone’s duty to get vaccinated and help stop the spread of the disease. “Anyone who has lived as long as I have is alive because they have had previous vaccinations, the take up amongst the older generation will be 100 percent — it ought to be — because you’re having it not just for yourself but for people who you are close to – you’re doing your bit for society.”

“Of course, it’s painless… it’s convenient, and getting in touch and meeting NHS staff and saying thank you to them for how hard they’ve been working is a bonus,” said the Lord of the Rings star. “I would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone. … I feel very lucky to have had the vaccine.” The United Kingdom was the first Western country to roll out the vaccine, with healthcare workers, the elderly, and people living in care homes getting inoculated at the start of December.

Sir Ian McKellen attends a Meet The Actor event at the Apple Store, Regent Street, London in 2015. (Ian West/PA Wire/AP)

In addition to Sir Ian, Greatest British Bake Off judge Prue Leith, 80, and British rocker Marty Wilde, 81, also received the vaccine. “Having just had my Covid injection, I can honestly say it was an easy experience, if that’s the right word,” said Marty, who is known for being among the first generation of British pop stars to emulate rock and roll. “It was painless, and the staff were great.”

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Dr. Jason Wimberly, the husband of Southern Charm star Cameran Eubanks, also got the vaccine. Jason is an anesthesiologist, per Bravo, and has been helping fight COVID-19 in Charleston. “or those wondering, Jason is still standing and Bill Gates hasn’t overtaken his mind…yet. #GratefulForScience #ImJealous #VaccinesWork,” Cameran posted to Instagram on Nov. 17.

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The U.S. rollout of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine began on Monday (Dec. 14), according to Buzzfeed. In America, the first person to receive the vaccine was Sandra Lindsay, a critical care nurse at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in Queens, New York. She was vaccinated during a live press conference with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. “I hope this marks the beginning of the end of a very painful time in our history,” said Lindsay, per Buzzfeed. “I feel hopeful today. I want to instill public confidence that the vaccine is safe, we’re in a pandemic, and so we all need to do our part to put an end to the pandemic and not give up so soon.”

The COVID-19 virus has infected over 74 million people worldwide. Among those who caught the disease are musicians (Bad Bunny, Kanye West), sports stars (Cristiano Ronaldo, Lewis Hamilton), actors (Kristen Stewart, Tom Hanks), politicians (Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani), and reality TV stars (Larsa Pippen,  Khloe Kardashian). As the rollout continues, expect more and more stars to do their part and get vaccinated.