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Nicki Minaj pulls out of Saudi Arabia concert
Nicki Minaj is pulling out of a concert in Saudi Arabia because, she says, she wants to show support for women’s rights and freedom of expression.
“After careful reflection I have decided to no longer move forward with my scheduled concert at Jeddah World Fest. While I want nothing more than to bring my show to fans in Saudi Arabia, after better educating myself on the issues, I believe it is important for me to make clear my support for the rights of women, and freedom of expression,” Minaj said in a statement Tuesday to the Associated Press.
Minaj was originally scheduled to headline the concert on July 18.
In Saudi Arabia, gender segregation between single men and women is still enforced in many restaurants, coffee shops, public schools and universities, but other rules have loosened, with women now allowed to drive and attend events in sports stadiums.
Jeddah World Fest, which in line with Saudi laws is alcohol- and drug-free, is open to people 16 and older and will take place at the King Abdullah Sports Stadium in the Red Sea city. Other performers include former One Direction member Liam Payne and DJ-producer Steve Aoki.
The Human Rights Foundation issued a statement last week, calling for Minaj and other performers to pull out of the show. On Tuesday, the New York-based organization praised Minaj’s decision to not perform at the concert.
Matt Lauer’s Wife Gets Even In $44mil Divorce!
Fired sex creep Matt Lauer has been forced to sell his ritzy Hamptons mansion as he desperately scrapes together cash to pay his estranged wife Annette Roque’s whopping $20 million settlement — so she’ll keep her mouth shut, insiders dish.
Part of the massive settlement just hammered out includes a no-tattling clause that stops Annette from blabbing embarrassing secrets that could keep the disgusting perv from landing another high-paying TV gig, sources say.
Annette is calling all the shots in the divorce. She has him by the short hairs,” spills a source. “It is not out of some sense of guilt or remorse that is behind Matt giving Annette everything — it is out of fear of what she could say or do.
“He still thinks he can return to TV someday, and the divorce will include an ironclad nondisclosure agreement. “Her silence is worth more than any houses or money. There will not be a tell-all book.”
But divvying up his $44 million fortune isn’t easy for Matt, 61, who bought the 12-bedroom Hamptons mansion from Richard Gere a year before divorce papers were filed. He lived there with Annette and their sons Jack, 18, and Thijs, 12, and daughter Romy, 15.
Now the disgraced former Today anchor wants to get the divorce over quickly for the kids and so he can work on his comeback, sources say.
Annette reportedly gets two Hamptons spreads, while the fate of their $9 million family farm in New Zealand is uncertain.
Once the divorce is finalized, Matt’s expected to head back to Manhattan, where he used to stay during the week while working for NBC and feels at home.
“What Matt misses most is his job,” says the source. “The show and the staff were everything to him. He loved being the king of the studio and having business lunches and dinners.
“He’s since found many of his co-workers were only ‘friends’ when he was powerful. “Now that he’s been exiled in disgrace, they don’t want to be around him anymore.
Madonna: Trump ‘overcompensating for how insecure’ he feels: Madonna’s Madame X tour tanking as she continues to bash Donald Trump
Who listens to Madonna anymore? Clearly not to many people. Her new tour has slow ticket sales and there are possibilities of show cancellations. Madonna was critical of President Trump in the early part of his term. Now with slumping sales, Madonna has to try what every lame celebrity with a faltering career does, attack the president and join the fake news bandwagon.
Madonna is slamming President Trump, calling him a classic alpha male who bullies others out of insecurity.
“They’re overcompensating for how insecure they feel,” the “Madame X” singer told The New York Times Magazine of Trump and people like him in a wide-ranging profile published Wednesday.
“A man who is secure with himself, a human who is secure with themselves, doesn’t have to go around bullying people all the time,” the 60-year-old Grammy winner said.
Cardi B indicted on felony assault charge in connection with strip club brawl
Rapper Cardi B has been indicted by a grand jury for a wild brawl last year at a Queens strip club, where she allegedly roughed up two bartenders, sources said Friday.
The “Money” rapper, 26, now faces two felony charges of attempted assault, plus additional misdemeanor charges of harassment, solicitation, conspiracy and reckless endangerment, sources told Stone and Digital Dave.com.
A spokeswoman for the Queens District Attorney’s Office confirmed to The Post on Friday morning that the “Bodak Yellow” rapper, whose real name is Belcalis Almánzar, has been indicted in connection with the case, but would not confirm the charges ahead of the star’s arraignment next week.
The rapper rejected a plea deal during an appearance last week.
She allegedly hurled a hookah and bottles of booze at bartender sisters Rachel Wattley, 21, and Sarah Wattley, 23, at Angels strip club in Flushing in August.
And she’s also accused of siccing members of her crew on the women because she believed they had sex with her husband, Offset.
The 26-year-old former stripper is set to be arraigned at Queens Supreme Court at 3 p.m. Tuesday.
For her last court appearance, in May, she wore a $5,000 Ferragamo suit and shouted to fans outside, “They should’ve never given a b—h from The Bronx some money.”
She is currently out of town for the BET Awards in Los Angeles
The real story behind Kevin Hunter Jr.’s arrest
Details of the fight that resulted in Wendy Williams‘ son’s arrest have finally been released.
18-year-old Kevin Hunter Jr. was arrested in New Jersey on May 21 following a fight with his father, Kevin Hunter. Now, Page Six can reveal the brawl began after Kevin Jr. called his father “a bitch” and resulted in Kevin Jr.’s arrest for domestic violence simple assault outside of Krauszer’s Food Stores in West Orange, NJ.
According to a heavily redacted police report released to Page Six on Friday, responding officers were told that things escalated after Kevin Jr.’s comment, causing Kevin Hunter to strike his son “with a closed fist to the face,” which Kevin Hunter later denied.
The report continued, “Kevin [Jr.] then stated that he called [redacted] a ‘bitch,’ which caused [redacted] to approach him in an aggressive manner and started pointing [redacted] finger very close to his face. [Kevin] Jr. then admitted to pushing [redacted], which caused them to start wrestling with one another.”
The two were separated by a bystander and Kevin Jr. then called his talk show host mother, “who was not on the scene.” The family’s home is located in nearby Livingston, NJ, though Williams has recently been living in Manhattan.
Kevin Jr. had no signs of injury or complaints of pain and refused medical attention following the incident.
Williams filed for divorce from Kevin Sr. in April after nearly 23 years of marriage and cheating allegations. Kevin Jr. has been by her side following the messy public split.
Jessica Alba arrives ‘flustered’ to Monaco gala after losing passport
There was a highly dramatic beginning to the Monte-Carlo Television Festival, Page Six is told, because guest of honor Jessica Alba lost her passport on the way there and had to be escorted into the country at the last minute by a diplomat.
Spies tell us that Alba was due to arrive on Friday with plenty of time before that evening’s glamorous opening gala, where she was to have an audience with Prince Albert of Monaco and promote her new TV show, “L.A.’s Finest.”
But she lost her passport during a layover in London earlier in the day.
We’re told that — since their star guest was unable to complete the journey on a commercial flight — festival organizers had to race to rustle up a staffer from the US Embassy and hustle them onto a private jet to London with an emergency passport for Alba.
The plane picked up the star, and headed right back to the Mediterranean principality.
Insiders tell us that they had to postpone the beginning of the opening ceremony until Alba got there.
“She showed up very late and very flustered,” said a spy, “but still looking flawless.”
Jennifer Lopez Cracking Down On Horndog A-Rod
Wary bride-to-be Jennifer Lopez plans to keep fiancé Alex Rodriguez on a short leash when he tags along on her tour!
According to insiders, the curvy diva is worried A-Rod won’t be able to resist the ladies — so she’s taking steps to keep him in line!
“Jennifer has a detailed calendar with Alex’s every move mapped out — precisely where he’s got to be and when,” a source snitched to The National ENQUIRER. “She’s also insisted Alex has a ‘security team.’ It’s four guys who watch over him 24/7, but they’re not professionals.
“Alex recruited one of the guys from his gym. He’s just an ordinary schmuck who’s never been on tour before!”
Stone and Digital Dave.com busted the former New York Yankees slugger for exchanging sexy texts, begging for pictures and trying to arrange a steamy hotel hookup with fitness model Lauren Hunter in 2017 — just months after he started dating the “Jenny from the Block” hottie.
Then, British porn star Zoe Gregory claimed A-Rod sent her pictures of his junk and begged her to set up a threesome weeks before his romantic proposal to J.Lo in the Bahamas.
“He seemed like a needy, horny bloke,” Zoe sniffed.
Since then, old baseball rival Jose Canseco has claimed A-Rod cheated with his ex-wife, Jessica Canseco — charges she called “false accusations.”
Beyonce’s reaction to watching Jay-Z talk to Warriors’ owner’s wife goes viral
Beyoncé appeared to be less than thrilled when her husband and rapper Jay-Z was speaking with Nicole Curran, the wife of the Golden State Warriors majority owner Joe Lacob, during game three of the NBA finals.
The “Drunk in Love” singer — in between her husband and Curran — was seated courtside at the Wednesday night faceoff between the Warriors and the Toronto Raptors. In a video shared by ESPN on Twitter, Curran is seen leaning over at one point to speak to Jay-Z, just before he and Beyoncé wave to the camera. Shortly after, the rapper and Curran resume talking — seemingly to the annoyance of Queen Bee.
Social media users were quick to note the expression on the singer’s face. Beyoncé later shifts over toward Curran — a move some fans argued online appeared to be the singer setting a boundary.
The battle of Britney Spears
Britney Spears walked out of a Los Angeles courtroom last week wearing a red skirt, black T-shirt and no shoes. Moments earlier, in a closed hearing room with paper covering the windows, her parents and their lawyers discussed with a judge the status of Spears’ conservatorship. The court-supervised arrangement gives her father control over her $47 million estate and personal affairs; it has been in place since Spears suffered a very public breakdown in 2008.
Outside, a group of fans hoisted signs in front of news cameras: “FREE BRITNEY” and “Human Rights Matter! End Britney’s Conservatorship!” One woman, who traveled from Portland, Oregon, to attend the protest with her 10-year-old daughter, explained, “We pray for Britney every night at dinner.” Another fan waved a poster that read “Britney we failed you in 2008; we will NOT fail you again.”
For the second time in a decade, the personal struggles of one of the planet’s most famous pop stars have been thrust into the spotlight. But it’s different this time.
In 2007 and 2008, at the height of the Hollywood paparazzi era, Spears’ well-chronicled troubles – the rehab trips, the head-shaving incident, her umbrella-wielding assault on a photographer’s car – were often played for laughs and scorn in the media. Today, the culture has grown more sympathetic to matters of mental health. But as social media supplants gossip blogs, and mockery is replaced by calls for support, it’s created a frenzy of fan speculation around Spears that some in her camp say may be just as detrimental.
Amid reports last month that Spears, 37, checked into a mental-health facility, a #FreeBritney movement went viral – the flames fanned by a podcast that aired unverified claims she was unwillingly forced into treatment. Die-hard fans demanded the end to the pop star’s conservatorship, echoed by celebrities such as Miley Cyrus and Rose McGowan. There are indications that Spears herself craves more freedom. At the hearing, she reportedly told a judge that “her father … committed her to a mental facility a month ago against her will and also forced her to take drugs,” according to TMZ, though under the terms of the conservatorship, the conservator cannot do either of those things.
Sources close to the singer are pushing back on the #FreeBritney narrative, emphasizing that Spears is in the conservatorship for a reason – long-term mental-health issues that they would not specify. They know #FreeBritney is born out of fans’ love for her, they say, but insist that fans don’t understand neither the details of Spears’s condition nor the logistics of the legal arrangement, which is monitored closely by medical professionals and the courts.
“The last thing any California state judge wants is to do something incorrectly and inappropriately and be the subject of a story about a judge that has done something wrong by Britney Spears,” said Larry Rudolph, Spears’ manager, who is not involved in the conservatorship but has worked with her for many years. “The conservatorship is not a jail. It helps Britney make business decisions and manage her life in ways she can’t do on her own right now.”
From the outside – and even for some inside Spears’ world – the restrictions surrounding the pop star are startling. This is a celebrity who has toured the world, racked up a string of No. 1 hits and platinum albums and starred in a popular four-year Las Vegas residency. Yet under the rules of the conservatorship, her father controls her finances and personal and business decisions. This reality is difficult to reconcile with her confident, swaggering performances in so many iconic pop culture moments, from the 1999 “… Baby One More Time” music video with her boundary-pushing jailbait-schoolgirl act, to her sensuous dance with a seven-foot python at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards. Check out part two in the coming days. stoneanddigitaldave.com
Fox News host Jesse Watters to divorce after cheating on wife with 25-year-old employee
Fox News is in sleazy Watters yet again.
The network’s prominent host Jesse Watters — who dined on Monday with President Trump — is in the midst of divorce due to an affair with a 25-year-old associate producer.
Watters’ wife, Noelle Watters, filed for divorce in October. The couple has twin girls.
Sources said the 39-year-old host informed the network of his adulterous relationship with Emma DiGiovine shortly after Noelle filed divorce papers.
DiGiovine was transferred to “The Ingraham Angle.”
DiGiovine and Watters are still dating, sources said. A woman at DiGiovine’s home in Cranford, N.J., declined to comment.
“Within 24 hours of Jesse Watters voluntarily reporting to the Chief of Human Resources in November 2017 that he was in a consensual relationship with a woman on his staff, management met with both parties and a decision was made for the woman to be transferred to work on another program on the network where she currently remains,” the spokesperson said.
Attorneys for both Noelle and Jesse Watters did not comment.
Sources said rumors of the host’s relationship with DiGiovine spread within the network late last year as both posted social media photos of their outings together, including on a Caribbean
Watters, who has been described as Fox News’ golden boy, tweeted a photo Thursday of a dinner menu from The White House signed by Trump.
“To Jesse you are great!” Trump wrote on the menu.
Former White House adviser Sebastian Gorka also attended the steak dinner, according to The Daily Beast.
The site quoted a source who said Trump invited Watters and Gorka because “he couldn’t get enough of them on TV.”
The meal came as the White House battles a claim in Los Angeles court that Trump had an affair with a porn star, Stormy Daniels, in 2006.
Watters has pursued his on-the-job romance as Fox News struggles to move on from a barrage of shocking allegations about its workplace culture. The network’s founder, Roger Ailes, was ousted in July 2016 amid allegations of sick sexual harassment and sexism.
Bill O’Reilly — a mentor to Watters — was ousted in April 2017 after it emerged he’d secretly settled multiple lawsuits regarding sexual harassment and other inappropriate behavior.
O’Reilly’s exit resulted in a reshuffling of Fox News’ primetime lineup and Watters replaced Eric Bolling on “The Five.” Bolling got his own show but was ousted in September following a report he sent unsolicited photos of male genitalia to colleagues.
Oprah knows she’ll get backlash from hosting ‘After Neverland’ interview
Oprah Winfrey knows that she’s courting controversy with her new special “After Neverland,”an interview with two men who have accused Michael Jackson of sexually abusing them when they were young boys.
“I’m gonna get it,” the talk show host predicted during a taping of the broadcast on Wednesday at the New York Times Center. But, Winfrey argued, the issue of sexual abuse is too important to remain silent no matter how much her program angers the “gloved one’s” fans.
“This movie transcends Michael Jackson,” she told an audience of more than 100 abuse survivors. “It allows us to see societal corruption.”
“Beware of people who just want to be around your children,” Winfrey added at another point during the hour-and-a-half-long taping.
The program will air on March 4 after the second and final episode of the upcoming HBO documentary “Leaving Neverland,” a four-hour investigation into the claims of Jackson accusers, Wade Robson and James Safechuck. Winfrey was joined on stage by the two men and by director Dan Reed for a talk that mixed moments of uplift with tears, stories of horror, and a series of final cathartic hugs.
Winfrey made it clear that she finds the men’s allegations credible, but the Jackson estate has pushed back aggressively against Robson and Safechuck, dismissing them as “opportunists” and “perjurers.” Before going public with his abuse claims in 2013, Robson was one of Jackson’s most vociferous defenders, denying the pop star had ever behaved inappropriately and serving as a key defense witness in Jackson’s 2005 child molestation trial. Safechuck testified that he was never abused as part of the singer’s 1993 molestation trial, but declined to testify on his behalf in the follow-up trial. Both men say they were groomed by Jackson to stay quiet — he repeatedly told them that their lives would be ruined if they broke their silence.
“He told me it was love,” said Robson. “He told me God brought us together.”
R. Kelly spends night in jail after failing to post $100K bail
R. Kelly spent the night in jail after failing to post bond — because the singer “really doesn’t have any money,” his lawyer said, according to a report on Sunday.
The R&B singer is holed up in a Cook County lockup in his native Chicago on $1 million bond following his indictment Friday on 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, WGN9 reported.
While Kelly is expected to post $100,000 — or 10 percent of the total — needed to walk free, his lawyer Steven Greenberg said he’s broke as a result of mismanagement and bad contracts.
“This is someone who should be wealthy,” Greenberg said on Saturday. “I don’t think he even owns the rights to ‘I Believe I Can Fly,’” the lawyer added, referring to Kelly’s 1996 hit single.
In January, the 52-year-old was dropped from Sony Music just after the Lifetime documentary “Surviving R. Kelly” debuted. In the series, several women accused the star of sexual misconduct.
Kelly, whose real name is Robert Kelly, is also facing jail time for being nearly $170,000 behind on child support payments.
Kelly is accused of sexually abusing four victims dating as far back as 1998.
Three of the alleged victims are minors between the ages of 13 and 16 years old.
Another court appearance is scheduled for Monday.
Allegedly more business men and sports figures to be named; Wall Street billionaire, ex-Citigroup president caught up in prostitution sting that ensnared Robert Kraft
NFL owner Robert Kraft isn’t the only prominent name—or billionaire– snagged in a Florida prostitution bust.
Others named in the sweeping sex sting include billionaire Wall Street financier John Childs, as well as a former Citigroup president and a president of a Florida Boys and Girls Club, according to reports.
At the same time, WPEC-TV reported Friday that the probe also nabbed three former law enforcement officers in Indian River County.
Childs, 77, the founder of Boston private equity firm J.W. Childs Associates, was charged with soliciting a prostitute by the Vero Beach Police Department, Bloomberg Newsreported Friday. He was one of 165 charged in Vero Beach as part of the multijurisdiction criminal investigation into Florida massage parlors.
Childs, who has a home in Vero Beach, hasn’t been arrested. “I have received no contact by the police department about this charge,” he told Bloomberg on the phone. “The accusation of solicitation of prostitution is totally false. I have retained a lawyer.”
Bloomberg News in another report named John Havens, Citigroup’s former president and chief operation officer, as one of those caught up in the prostitution probe in Palm Beach County.
The names of Havens and Kraft were on a list of 25 men facing charges of soliciting prostitution at a Jupiter, Fla., massage parlor called Orchids of Asia, according to the news outlet.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS OWNER ROBERT KRAFT CHARGED WITH SOLICITING SEX AT FLORIDA SPA
“I have no idea what you are talking about,” said a man who answered a listed phone number for Havens, Bloomberg reported. The man then hung up and additional calls weren’t answered.
The list released by police matches Havens’ date of birth, the news outlet reported.
Havens, 62, resigned as Citigroup president in 2012 after a brief tenure. He is now chairman of Citigroup’s former hedge-fund arm, Napier Park Global Capital, and serves on the board of Money360, a commercial real estate lender, Bloomberg reported.
Michael Jackson estate sues HBO over ‘Leaving Neverland’ documentary
The ongoing feud between Michael Jackson’s estate and HBO over the documentary “Leaving Neverland” escalated on Thursday, with the estate filing a lawsuit alleging that the cable channel is violating non-disparagement agreements it had made with the pop star prior to his death.
Jackson’s estate claims in its complaint filed in Los Angeles Superior Court that HBO and others associated with the documentary are engaging in “posthumous character assassination” of Jackson, who died in 2009. The estate is seeking non-confidential arbitration and damages that it said “could exceed $100 million.”
“Leaving Neverland” debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in January. The four-hour documentary generated considerable controversy by reviving claims from interview subjects Wade Robson and James Safechuck that Jackson sexually abused them when they were minors.
HBO, which is a division of AT&T-owned WarnerMedia, has scheduled the documentary to premiere in two installments on March 3 and 4. The cable channel said Thursday it will proceed with its plans to air the movie.
“Despite the desperate lengths taken to undermine the film, our plans remain unchanged,” HBO said in a statement. “This will allow everyone the opportunity to assess the film and the claims in it for themselves.”
The Jackson estate alleges in its suit that HBO entered into a series of non-disparagement agreements with the singer in 1992 when the cable channel aired a two-hour television event, “Michael Jackson in Concert in Bucharest: The Dangerous Tour.”
The estate claims that HBO agreed to the non-disparagement agreements as part of its licensing arrangement with Jackson, and that the agreements would cover periods both during and after the televised event.
The new lawsuit represents the latest effort by Jackson’s estate to block the movie since its Sundance debut.
Earlier this month, lawyers for Jackson’s estate sent a letter to HBO Chief Executive Richard Plepler, requesting a meeting to discuss “Leaving Neverland.” In the letter, attorney Howard Weitzman criticized the movie’s director, Dan Reed, for failing to reach out to the estate for comment about the allegations being made against the pop star by Robson and Safechuck.
Weitzman described Robson and Safechuck as “serial perjurers, whose sole agenda has been to extract money from Jackson’s rightful heirs and chosen beneficiaries.”
Jackson’s estate alleges in Thursday’s lawsuit that HBO never responded to the Feb. 7 letter. HBO’s programming president Casey Bloys addressed the letter publicly during the Television Critics Assn. press tour this month, saying that the cable channel had no plans to meet with the estate.
Robson was one of the witnesses who testified during Jackson’s 2005 child molestation trial in Santa Maria, Calif., claiming that the pop star never abused him though they did sleep in the same bedroom. Jackson was eventually acquitted of all charges.
Later, Robson changed his story, alleging sexual abuse that lasted several years. Both Robson and Safechuck sued the Jackson estate but their cases were dismissed.
Wendy Williams’ unraveling blamed on allegedly abusive husband
On Dec. 20, a jittery Wendy Williams appeared on her daytime TV talk show, slurring and repeating words. Later that day, she apologized on Instagram,blaming pain medication for a fractured shoulder and Graves’ disease for her “less than stellar” performance. She promised a “better Wendy in 2019.”
She hasn’t been seen on-air since.
Sources close to the host tell The Post that Williams has been acting erratically at work for the last few years — with behavior worsening in recent months.
A frequent guest told The Post that, while on the show last year, “Producers . . . told me, ‘You carry the segment’ ” — implying that Wendy couldn’t do so on her own. Williams was “a little out of sorts,” said the frequent guest.
Last week, Radar Online published photos of the host in South Florida. Her team says, she’s in long-term hospitalization for a fractured shoulder and complications from Graves’ disease, an autoimmune disorder that affects the thyroid. But sources say that the queen of spilling tea has been hiding pitchers’ worth of her own secrets for more than a decade — including emotional and, in the past, even physical abuse by her husband and manager, Kevin Hunter.
Employees of Williams’ TV show have long worried about their boss and her unusual behavior, which they say began to increase around the 2014/2015 season.
One former TV-show producer, who worked on the program at that time and later, said Thursdays were particularly worrisome.
“On those days we would tape one show live, and then there’d be a break and we would tape another show to air on Friday,” the former TV producer said. “Sometimes [Wendy] would be in her dressing room, doing whatever she does between shows, and her behavior for the second show would seem erratic. It started happening more and more frequently . . . trailing off mid-sentence, not finishing her thoughts.”
Added a longtime staffer: “There were times when you would be briefing her . . . and you would say, ‘What’s going on with her? She’s not present.’ ”
Williams raised fans’ eyebrows when she fainted during a 2017 Halloween show, blaming it on dehydration and a hot Statue of Liberty costume. Last February, the host announced she was taking a three-week hiatus from the show due to her Graves’ disease and issues with hyperthyroidism.
Not everyone is buying 54-year-old Williams’ excuses, however.
The talk-show host has been candid about a decade-long cocaine addiction during her 20s and 30s. In July 2018, Williams told “Entertainment Tonight” that it’s a “miracle” she’s sober now. But demons still seemed to haunt her into her 40s and 50s.
Wendy does everything really hard,” said a former employee of Williams’ national radio show, “The Wendy Williams Experience,” which aired from 2002 to 2009. Referring to Williams’ radio days, the source said, “If she’s drinking, it’s bottles and bottles.”
A former intern at “The Wendy Williams Experience” said part of his duties in 2008 included buying the host bottles of Champagne and wine, which he had to sneak into the studio with a corkscrew in his back pocket so that Hunter, 47, wouldn’t know his wife was drinking.
According to sources from the radio show, Williams feared her husband’s wrath.
“She would hide in the bathroom and tell me to knock on the door when he left the office so she wouldn’t have to see him,” said the intern, who added that it was common for Hunter
to pull Williams into a private room and for staff to hear them fighting.
“You’d hear slaps or some type of tussling going on,” said the intern.
The same source also recalls Hunter blowing up at a group of interns in 2008 for failing to successfully run an errand for him.
“[Hunter] started screaming at all the interns and said, ‘Everybody’s fired, everybody go home,’” recalled the former intern.
“I [went] to Wendy and I said, ‘Your husband just told me to go home,’ and she said, ‘Well, it is what it is.’ ”
The intern said he was offered his job back the next day, but declined.
Hunter’s temper, according to sources, could turn violent. One night, around 2007, an associate witnessed Hunter acting aggressively toward Williams at a nightclub.
When the couple left the club, Hunter hit Williams in the back seat of the car, according to a former friend who was with them. The blow to Williams’ mouth was so severe, “there was blood everywhere.”
When they got to a Midtown parking garage, “Hunter grabbed [Williams] and pulled her into the bathroom,” said the former friend. “The parking attendant called the police.” No charges were filed.
Nicole Spence, who worked on “The Wendy Williams Experience” from 2004 to 2008, made allegations of abusive behavior by Hunter in a June 2008 lawsuit against him and Williams. The complaint claimed Hunter sexually harassed Spence and created a “hostile work environment,” and alleged that Spence witnessed Hunter physically assault his wife.
“In one instance,” alleged the complaint, “Mr. Hunter stormed into the studio, demanded that other employees leave and openly physically abused Ms. Williams, pinning her against the wall with his hand around her neck, choking her while repeatedly pounding his fist into the wall directly by her head.” The case was apparently settled on Oct. 22, 2008.
Spence did not respond to requests for comment.
“They’re not your typical couple,” said the former radio employee. “They’re not a couple where you think there is love there. It’s very toxic.”
But Williams has kept the faith, brushing off rumors of Hunter’s alleged mistress, Sharina Hudson, on the air, stating in September 2017: “I stand by my guy.”
On Monday’s show, guest host Nick Cannon shared that he had spoken to Williams and that “her, Kevin and Little Kevin . . . are all good. The passion is still there because that’s what you need in times like this.”
For now, those close to Williams hope she gets the help she needs.
“I don’t f–k with Kevin. I think he’s a terrible human being,” said Charlamagne Tha God, who was a close friend of Williams’ and co-hosted her radio show until he was fired in 2008.
“I will just tell you that I hope Wendy Williams wakes up before one day she doesn’t wake up.”
Two People that Most Of America are Sick of – hanging out:
Chrissy Teigen Invites Breakout Lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to Her House for the Grammys
With more than two million Twitter followers, freshman Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gets numerous messages a day — and on Friday she added a very special invite to that bunch when Chrissy Teigen asked her to watch the Grammys together this weekend.
“Hello my hero,” Teigen, 33, tweeted at Ocasio-Cortez. “Do you wanna come over and watch the grammys with us? there will be pizza.”
Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson quickly seconded the invite, and Teigen chimed back in to say that Ferguson would also be attending. “Help me!!” she tweeted at him, joking, “Tell her [Ocasio-Cortez]we are normal.”
But the 29-year-old breakout lawmaker didn’t need much convincing. Within a few hours she responded to enthusiastically except the invite.
“Yes!” she wrote back to Teigen. A nod to her future host’s foodie roots, she added, “We can live-tweet me burning something in the kitchen.” Time to get the barf bag out to anybody else within earshots.
AMAZON.LEWD;Jeff Bezos accuses National Enquirer of extortion over lewd photos
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos dropped bombshell allegations against the National Enquirer on Thursday — accusing it of trying to blackmail him with nude selfies.
In a post on the website Medium, the billionaire alleges the Enquirer’s parent company, American Media Inc., threatened to publish a nude photo of him and other lewd images they’d obtained if he did not stop investigating the tabloid’s recent exposure of his affair and publicly declare that its reporting on it had not been “politically motivated.”
“These communications cement AMI’s long-earned reputation for weaponizing journalistic privileges, hiding behind important protections, and ignoring the tenets and purpose of true journalism,” Bezos wrote in the lengthy missive.
“Of course I don’t want personal photos published, but I also won’t participate in their well-known practice of blackmail, political favors, political attacks, and corruption. I prefer to stand up, roll this log over, and see what crawls out.”
The extraordinary public entreaty comes two days after the Washington Post, which Bezos owns, published a story exploring whether the Enquirer’s recent exposé on his affair with also-married TV anchor Lauren Sanchez — and subsequent split from his wife of 25 years — was a “political hit job.”
The magazine’s January scoop included pages of saucy texts and descriptions of racy photos exchanged between the illicit couple — and forced Bezos to publicly announce his divorce before the issue hit newsstands.
In the Washington Post report, Bezos’ “longtime private security consultant” Gavin de Becker said he has been looking into how the magazine got ahold of the private correspondence and has concluded that it was a “politically motivated” leak aimed at shaming the Post and Amazon owner.
AMI — which is run by David Pecker, a longtime pal of President Trump — has admitted to buying the rights to potentially embarrassing stories about the commander in chief in an effort to keep them from seeing the light of day.
Trump, meanwhile, has been a vocal critic of Bezos and his newspaper, which he often derides as the “Amazon Washington Post.”
And de Becker told the paper that he was exploring whether Sanchez’s brother Michael — an enthusiastic Trump supporter who the gumshoe says is an associate of presidential pals Roger Stone and Carter Page — was behind the leak.
Sanchez, Stone and Page all denied any involvement to the paper.
Bezos writes that he learned “several days ago” that Pecker was “apoplectic” about their investigation, and a few days later was approached verbally by the company, saying it “had more of my text messages and photos that they would publish if we didn’t stop our investigation.”
He says his lawyers said no, and told AMI it would be a breach of copyright and the photos aren’t newsworthy.
Then, in an email Bezos says was sent to de Becker’s lawyer Tuesday, American Media Inc.’s chief content officer, Dylan Howard, allegedly noted the Washington Post piece was “poised to publish,” then outlined a number of images the magazine obtained during its “newsgathering” on his love life:
- Bezos’ face selfie at what appears to be a business meeting.
- Sanchez’s response — a photograph of her smoking a cigar in what appears to be a simulated oral sex scene.
- A shirtless Bezos holding his phone in his left hand — while wearing his wedding ring. He’s wearing either tight black cargo pants or shorts — and his semi-erect manhood is penetrating the zipper of said garment.
- A full-length body selfie of Bezos wearing just a pair of tight black boxer-briefs or trunks, with his phone in his left hand — while wearing his wedding ring.
- A selfie of Bezos fully clothed.
- A full-length scantily clad body shot with short trunks.
- A naked selfie in a bathroom — while wearing his wedding ring. Bezos is wearing nothing but a white towel — and the top of his pubic region can be seen.
- Sanchez wearing a plunging red neckline dress revealing her cleavage and a glimpse of her nether region.
- Sanchez wearing a two-piece red bikini with gold detail dress revealing her cleavage.
The email concludes with: “It would give no editor pleasure to send this email. I hope common sense can prevail — and quickly.”
Bezos says he wasn’t swayed.
“Any personal embarrassment AMI could cause me takes a back seat because there’s a much more important matter involved here,” he writes.
“If in my position I can’t stand up to this kind of extortion, how many people can?”
The following day, an email purportedly sent from AMI deputy general counsel Jon Fine — whose LinkedIn profile says he previously worked for Amazon for nine years — allegedly outlines AMI’s “proposed terms”:
- “A full and complete mutual release of all claims that American Media, on the one hand, and Jeff Bezos and Gavin de Becker (the “Bezos Parties”), on the other, may have against each other,” is the first.
- A public, mutually-agreed upon acknowledgment from the Bezos Parties, released through a mutually agreeable news outlet, affirming that they have no knowledge or basis for suggesting that AM’s coverage was politically motivated or influenced by political forces, and an agreement that they will cease referring to such a possibility.
- AM agrees not to publish, distribute, share or describe unpublished texts and photos (the “Unpublished Materials”).
- AM affirms that it undertook no electronic eavesdropping in connection with its reporting and has no knowledge of such conduct.
- The agreement is completely confidential.
- In the case of a breach of the agreement by one or more of the Bezos Parties, AM is released from its obligations under the agreement, and may publish the Unpublished Materials.
AMI did not immediately return a request for comment.
Rapper Princess Nokia Accuses Ariana Grande of Ripping Off Her Song on ‘7 Rings’
There’s one person who’s not a fan of Ariana Grande: Princess Nokia. The rapper accused the pop star of ripping off the lyrics from one of her tracks.
Following the release of Grande’s new single and music video “7 Rings” on Friday, January 18, the New York City-based musician (real name Destiny Nicole Frasqueri) posted a video on Instagram and Twitter of herself making facial expressions while listening to snippets of Grande’s new tune and her own “Mine” track from her 1992 mixtape.
“Does that sound familiar to you? ‘Cause that sound really familiar to me. Oh, my God!” Princess Nokia said. “Ain’t that the lil’ song I made about brown women and their hair? Hmm … sounds about white.”
The lyrics in question? In the new tune, the “Thank U, Next” singer, 25, sings: “My wrist, stop watchin’, my neck is flossin’ / Make big deposits, my gloss is poppin’ / You like my hair? Gee, thanks, just bought it / I see it, I like it, I want it, I got it (Yeah).”
On “Mine,” Princess Nokia, 26, raps: “Rock my many styles then go natural for the summer / Hair blowing in the hummer / Flip the weave, I am a stunner / It’s mine, I bought it/ It’s mine, I bought it.”
In December, Grande revealed her latest single was inspired by a shopping spree. “It was a … challenging fall day in New York,” the Grammy nominee told BillboardOpens a New Window. at the time. “Me and my friends went to Tiffany’s together, just because we needed some retail therapy. You know how when you’re waiting at Tiffany’s they give you lots of champagne? They got us very tipsy, so we bought seven engagement rings, and when I got back to the studio I gave everybody a friendship ring. That’s why we have these, and that’s where the song idea came from.”
Why The View Joy Behar Is Still Nasty and Bitter!
According to Behar Racist jokes are actually socially acceptable if the comedian dislikes President Trump.
That’s the defense ABC’s Joy Behar is mounting of Bill Maher, the HBO host who is fending off calls for his sacking after dropping the n-word during one of his show.
Behar who is so anti- President Trump and usually tries to bully her younger co-hosts Meghan McCain and Abby Huntsman who usually share a more slanted conservative view.
She is still very bitter that she was suppose to be one of CNN’s prime time anchor solos with a big lucrative contract. She was hoping to be the liberal Bill O’Riley or Sean Hannity. We think CNN realized that she was lacking in talent and went a different route.
A OJ Simpson Sighting if Florida
Yes, that was O.J. Simpson hanging out in downtown St. Petersburg on Tuesday night, but no, that doesn’t mean he’s moved back to Florida or has any immediate plans to.
Simpson was spotted out on Beach Drive and at the downtown jazz club Ruby’s Elixir, reigniting rumors that he’d moved to the city to be close to his grown children who live in the area.
St. Petersburg resident Paul Brown was having an anniversary dinner with his wife at Cassis on Beach Drive when he was surprised to see Simpson walk by in a group with five or six other people.
“I said, ‘Hey, O.J.!’ and he said ‘Hi, how are you?’,” Brown said. “I was the only one who said anything to him, everyone was kind of very quiet, but after he was gone we all looked at each other like ‘wow’. … I wish I’d taken a picture now.”
Later Brown went to an art gallery and says he was told O.J. had been by there too.
And, of course, there were social media posts. One guy posted a public Facebook photo with Simpson with the location tagged Oak & Stone, the new downtown pizza restaurant. A woman posted photos of a smiling Simpson on the rooftop at The Birchwood.
Donald Trump Hater Samantha Bee used to be a strip mall blackjack dealer
The woman who has built her career on making fun of President Trump: Before she went “Full Frontal,” Samantha Bee dealt blackjack in an illegal underground casino in a strip mall. While her job was to flirt with the gamblers, the gig only lasted three days. “She hated card games and didn’t understand the rules of blackjack,” reported Elizabeth Wagmeister. This limited talent can thank Donald Trump for her career.
‘Fox and Friends’ co-host Ainsley Earhardt’s husband files for divorce
Fox & Friends host Ainsley Earhardt has split from her eight-years-younger second husband – and sources tell DailyMail.com it’s all over a long-ago affair he had with one of her best friends.
Earhardt, a favorite of Donald Trump, has been living apart from her husband, former Clemson starting quarterback Will Proctor for months, sources say.
The couple share two-year-old daughter Hayden, who turns three next month and who Earhardt has regularly spoken about on the Fox News show.
She and Proctor now both have their own apartment in buildings on New York’s Upper East Side, just 12 blocks from each other.
The “Today” host’s recent interview with Us Weekly ruffled feathers at the Peacock Network. Kelly claimed she knows information about the Matt Lauer sex scandal that others don’t know. Is she milking the #MeToo movement?
There has been a real disconnect between Kelly and her super liberal NYC fans. Despite her somewhat conservative thoughts she has been leaning on the #MeToo movement and sexual deviant angles. NBC is now considering her a one trick pony with awful ratings.
Behind the scenes he is begging Fox, CNN and even MSNBC for an opportunity so she can buy out or get released from her contract.
Ben Roethlisberger ‘terrified’ Stormy Daniels after asking her for kiss in hotel
Stormy (I say anything do anything to be famous) Daniels said she was “terrified” of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger when he asked for a “good night kiss” after walking her to her hotel room, according to an excerpt from her new book.
The alleged 2006 encounter with Big Ben came a day after she says she had sex with future President Trump.
Daniels was introduced to the athlete through Trump at a party at the Lake Tahoe hotel where she was staying, according to CNN, which obtained a copy of her book, “Full Disclosure,” due out Oct. 2.
The two men chatted all night and, toward the end, Trump asked Roethlisberger to walk Daniels to her room.
Just outside her door, Roethlisberger, who’d just won his first Super Bowl that year, asked Daniels for a “good night kiss,” she wrote. She declined — but he pushed lightly on the door.
“I was terrified,” Daniels wrote. “I am rarely terrified.”
The 6-5 Roethlisberger insisted, “Come on.”
Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, managed to get inside her room but the gridder “stood outside, not leaving” and knocked for several minutes. He eventually left.
A rep for Roethlisberger didn’t immediately respond to CNN.
Daniels had previously disclosed her encounter with the Steelers star in a 2011 interview with InTouch Magazine, which was published in full in March.
But she didn’t mention the creepy details.
“Ben had just won the Super Bowl that year. Donald excused himself. He had to leave, I don’t remember why, and he made Ben promise to take care of me,” she said. “I stayed another 15-20 minutes and Ben Roethlisberger actually walked me up to my room that night because Donald told him to. Yeah, he walked me all the way to my hotel room.”
Trump and Roethlisberger have both been accused of sexual assault.
n 2009, Roethlisberger was sued by a Lake Tahoe casino waitress who claimed he raped her the year before. That case was settled in 2012, and terms were not disclosed.
A 20-year-old college student also accused him of raping her inside a bar bathroom in Georgia in 2010. He was suspended for four games at the start of the 2010 season, but prosecutors declined to press charges.
30 Celebrities Who Allegedly Wear Hair Pieces
Not all famous men have a glorious head of hair! This list of celebrities who wear hair pieces is loosely ranked by fame and popularity and includes several famous actors, musicians, and athletes who all wear toupees and hair pieces. Some of these famous men have admitted to going bald, while others still deny that they are losing their hair. One professional athlete even credits his hair piece as the main factor in losing an important match.
Who is the most famous person who wears a hair piece? Charlie Sheen tops our list. Charlie Sheen has been rumored to wear a hair piece for most acting jobs and public appearances. In 2014, Sheen’s Two and a Half Men co-star Jon Cryer admitted that he wears fake hair.
Professional tennis player Andre Agassi said that wearing a wig caused him to stress so much that he lost the French Open in 1990. “My wig was like a chain and the ridiculously long strands in three colors like an iron ball which hung on it,” he said. Hugh Laurie is balding in real life, but on House he used to wear a special hair piece to get a full head of hair. Other famous people known to wear wigs include Ben Affleck, Kevin James, and Chuck Norris. Even male rock stars like Gene Simmons are on this list!
J.Lo is a pantsless wonder in sky-high boots
Don’t be fooled by the boots that she’s got.
Jennifer Lopez, who was nominated Tuesday for a Video Music Awards Vanguard Award, stepped out in New York City that same day in a show-shopping look.
Included: some double-take-worthy denim boots. Excluded: pants.
J.Lo’s over-the-knee denim boots, cinched at the top with beltlike black straps, were as close as the singer/actress got to wearing traditional bottoms today. The shoes are by Versace — J.Lo’s go-to brand for a serious fashion statement.
Jennifer Aniston: Some women have treated me worse than men in Hollywood
Jennifer Aniston has encountered sexual harassment and sexism in Hollywood, but not necessarily in the way one would think.
In the cover story for InStyle’s September issue, the actress, 49, told writer and producer Molly McNearney that it hasn’t always been men who have treated her the worst in the entertainment industry.
“I’ve definitely had some sloppy moves made on me by other actors, and I handled it by walking away,” she told the magazine. “I’ve never had anyone in a position of power make me feel uncomfortable and leverage that over me. In my personal experience, I’ve been treated worse verbally and energetically by some women in this industry.”
In fact, the former “Friends” star said that it’s in the media — where she’s been a fixture of tabloid coverage for two decades now — where she feels her gender has been most held against her.
“I’ve definitely had my fair share of sexism in the media,” she explained. “Women are picked apart and pitted against one another based on looks and clothing and superficial stuff. When a couple breaks up in Hollywood, it’s the woman who is scorned. The woman is left sad and alone. She’s the failure. F that. When was the last time you read about a divorced, childless man referred to as a spinster?”
Because of this, Aniston — who split from husband Justin Theroux earlier this year — has hope that movements like Time’s Up and #MeToo will lead to lasting change. But for that change to really stick, she thinks that people need to do a better job of listening to one another.
“Yes, and it’s long overdue,” she said. “But we also need to be better at listening to one another. That includes men. They need to be part of this conversation. When everyone is mad and aggressive, people become too afraid to speak and there is no conversation. Same goes for politics. We need to include each other, to hear each other out. We can’t stoop to the anger. Michelle Obama said it best: ‘When they go low, we go high.’ We should all be living by that if we want real progress.”
Kimberly Guilfoyle leaves Fox News
Fox News’ “The Five” co-host Kimberly Guilfoyleexited the network on Friday under unclear circumstances — with Fox confirming only, “Fox News has parted ways with Kimberly Guilfoyle.”
In the months before she left, we hear, network staffers had grown tired of the drama and publicity surrounding her high-profile relationships — first with Anthony Scaramucci and then Donald Trump Jr.Sources said that in recent weeks, colleagues were complaining about having to deal with a disproportionate amount of work generated by Guilfoyle.
Reports have said she’ll join Trump Jr. on the campaign trail and that she has joined pro-Trump super PAC America First.
In May, Page Six revealed exclusively that the anchor and Trump Jr. were dating.
Not Even Super Liberal Hollyweirdos,No one in Hollywood wants to go near Kevin Spacey’s newest film
We no soon some slime ball talk host or liberal network is going to take the bait and revitalize this boy molesters career. Until then let’s applaud Hollywood thus far.
It’s not often that an actor’s personal life rivals the moral shortcomings of an unsavory character he plays. But such is the case for Kevin Spacey, who portrays a con artist in the new “Billionaire Boys Club.”
In real life, Spacey is facing several sexual assault allegations — three of which surfaced recently from London, where the actor is under investigation by Scotland Yard. And it might just kill his latest film.
“I haven’t seen any advertising for this; it seems like the studio is cutting its losses,” Gavin Polone, a Hollywood producer, told The Post. “It looks like the movie is being dumped.” Indeed, the buildup to the film, which premieres on video on demand Tuesday and hits theaters Aug. 17, is all but nonexistent.
“You need to promote movies [for them to be successful],” Polone added, “and nobody is sending Kevin Spacey out to be on the ‘Today ’ show or ‘Colbert.’”
Still, Spacey is included in at least one trailer for the movie, and it’s the first we’ve seen of him in months.
Since the actor’s 2017 stint at Gentle Path at the Meadows — the Arizona sex-rehab center of choice for celebs, where a 45-day plan runs $58,000 — he’s been laying low.
“He did the best thing he could do under the circumstances: Disappear from the landscape,” said a Spacey source. “It’s difficult for him, because [show business] was his life.”
After the actor was accused last fall of harassment and assault by several men, including “Rent” actor Anthony Rapp, director Ridley Scott took the drastic measure of erasing Spacey from the film “All the Money in the World.” He then staged a re-shoot with Christopher Plummer in the role, at a reported cost of $10 million.
For “Billionaire Boys Club,” which was budgeted at $15 million, such cutting-room surgery is less viable.
Spacey is by far the biggest name in the film, which also stars young actors Ansel Elgort (“Baby Driver”) and Taron Egerton (“Kingsman”). Given that, one Hollywood publicist who specializes in crisis management said that he wouldn’t even bother with promotional interviews.
“I would advise them against doing any press for the movie,” he said, noting that the Spacey issue would suck all the air out of the room. “It won’t work to tell reporters that they can’t ask questions about Spacey. No reporters will want to do the story with that condition.”
(A representative for the film and its producers had no comment, nor did Spacey’s representative.)
So why even release the film?
Distributor Vertical Entertainment released a statement that read, in part: “This is neither an easy nor insensitive decision to release this film in theaters, but we believe in giving the cast, as well as hundreds of crew members who worked hard on the film, the chance to see their final product reach audiences.
Also, said the crisis manager, “this allows them to make back at least some of the money that was put into it. This will be an interesting case to determine how much people can separate the individual actor from the performance on the screen.”
As for the future of Spacey — who last starred on Broadway in 2007 — a Broadway casting director says that stage producers may give him a second chance: “One thing you can’t take away is his talent.”
But when it comes to movies, a Hollywood producer said, “I don’t think any studios, even the ones in China” — where Spacey is hugely popular — “would be able to make Spacey an offer until all the investigations are resolved or closed. It’s impossible to [insure] a film under those circumstances, and there’s a possibility that your star might be unable to support the film’s release if he is on trial.” (Spacey has not yet been charged with a crime.)
Still, the crisis manager said there might be light at the end of the tunnel: “In the short term, [Spacey] has no chance. At some point, though, an independent production might take a chance with him. [But] I don’t see it happening anytime soon.”
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi: Divorce Rumors Are Real This Time
Is Porta de Rossi about to swith teams again?
They can no longer even pretend to make it work. For years, it’s been rumored that Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi have had troubles in their marriage — but an insider tells In Touch exclusively that the pair, who have been married since 2008, are officially at their breaking point, and divorce is officially inevitable.
“They’re not going to make it. Their love roller-coaster marriage is about to derail,” the insider stated.
The reason they have held off until this point isn’t a coincidence: Next August marks 10 years since they tied the knot, and after making it a decade together, California law could mean Portia is entitled to more of Ellen’s money (Ellen is worth an estimated $360 million, compared to Portia’s $20 million fortune). Should Ellen want to protect herself (and her estate), she would need to end their union before the big anniversary come August. But it’s unlikely that that’ll happen — as Ellen was the one hoping to make things work. The insider adds, “[Ellen’s] friends know she would do whatever it takes to stay married to Portia, and she has. They’ve gone to individual and couples counseling.”
Of course, it isn’t surprising that Ellen, 59, isn’t as keen to divorce as her wife, 44; according to the insider, her controllng ways played a huge role in their crumbling relationship. “Ellen is a control freak, and she prety much micromanages Portia’s personal and professional life,” the insider explains, adding that Portia is far from innocent. “Ellen is tired of being told to change this and change that about herself. It’s a sad situation. Ellen doesn’t want to get a divorce. She’s a romantic.”
With the potential trouble looming around the “10-year rule,” as it’s known informally in California, the legal battle looming ahead is likely to be an ugly one. And the personal battle will be just as ugly for their loved ones and fans. The insider laments, “No one wants to see them split up.”
Embarrassment for CNN as Chris Cuomo’s new show trounced by Fox and even MSNBC in anti-Trump smackdown
Once again America is saying NO MO to Cuomo! CNN has him back on in prime time and even on Sundays! We always thought viewers especially the males were only tuning in to see Alisyn Camerota and not the Trump hating Cuomo.
In an embarrassing setback for CNN, the network’s heavily promoted new 9 p.m. show, “Cuomo Prime Time,” finished well behind arch-rival MSNBC during its inaugural week. Observers say it’s the latest sign that CNN’s anti-Trump programming strategy may be faltering.
Most troubling for CNN executives — “Cuomo Prime Time” finished its first week with viewership down 9 percent compared to CNN’s 9 p.m. programming the same week last year. In addition, Friday’s episode lost 23 percent of the viewers who tuned in for last Monday’s much-heralded premiere.
The program, anchored by Democratic political scion Chris Cuomo, finished well behind both Fox News’ “Hannity” and MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” despite the CNN host landing high-profile, first-week interviews with former New York City Mayor turned Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani and White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders. The initial week of “Cuomo Prime Time” averaged 1.1 million total viewers, while Maddow averaged 2.6 million and Hannity averaged 3.2 million, according to Nielsen.
Maddow has a stronghold on all the Trump haters that is the only reason why her show is still relevant.
Megyn Kelly, I Need Ratings: She Rips Giuliani For Slut-Shaming Stormy Daniels and Melania Trump
Rudy Giuliani made some comments about Stormy Daniels this week that Megyn Kelly certainly wasn’t going to letslip by her.
When asked if Melania Trump believes the allegations that her husband and Stormy Daniels had an affair in 2006, this is how Giuliani responded:
“She believes in her husband, she knows it’s not true. I don’t even think there’s a slight suspicion that it’s true when you look at Stormy Daniels. I know Donald Trump. Look at his three wives: beautiful women, classy women. Women of great substance. Stormy Daniels? I respect all human beings. I even have to respect criminals. But I’m sorry, I don’t respect a porn star the way I respect a career woman or a woman of substance or a woman who has great respect for herself as a woman and as a person and isn’t going to sell her body for sexual exploitation.”
Well, that’s certainly a statement. After they played the clip on Megyn Kelly Today, Kelly read the comments he provided in response to that, saying he stands by his words and that he doesn’t “have to undermine her credibility, she has none.”
But Kelly came through, pointing out, of both Trump and Giuliani, “The notion that he respects women of substance, a woman who wont sell her body for sexual exploitation…Melania Trump is classy and gorgeous and I really admire her. But she has posed nude for GQ magazine back in 2000.”
As the audience applauded, she added, “I’m not comparing the two, posing nude is not the same as being a porn star. But come on.”
Even as the host went on to admit that Daniels is “very open about how she is offensive,” on her Twitter account, Kelly stated, “Being an adult film star does not make you a liar.”
Eminem claims he is dating Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj and Eminem could be a new couple.
Fans speculated that the rappers became an item after Minaj released her single “Big Bank,” which featured eyebrow-raising lyrics about the “Lose Yourself” rapper.
“Told ’em I met Slim Shady, bag the Em / Once he go black, he’ll be back again,” she raps in the song that also features Big Sean and 2 Chainz.
Minaj also promoted the new track on Instagram, in which she referenced her Eminem lyrics again in the caption. Curious about all the Eminem mentions, a fan went right out and asked Minaj, “You dating Eminem???”
“Yes,” Minaj responded.
Page Six has reached out to reps for both artists for comment.
Eminem has said that dating has been difficult since divorcing Kim Mathers in 2001 and admitted to using dating apps to find romance.
“Yeah, Tinder. And Grindr,” he told Vulture. “I also used to go to strip clubs.”
He continued, “What can I say? Going to strip clubs is how I was meeting some chicks. It was an interesting time for me.”
He might be able to delete those dating apps now.
President Donald Trump not banned from Robert De Niro Nobu restaurants
President Trump can still enjoy the miso cod at Nobu after all.
After the restaurant’s co-owner, Robert De Niro, was quoted by the Daily Mail saying Trump was banned from Nobu,
De Niro’s publicist, Stan Rosenfield, told me, “Nobody is banned from Nobu, regardless of what you read.”
De Niro has called Trump an “idiot” and said, if the president “walked into a restaurant I was in, I’d walk out.”
But a Nobu source said only that “people who misbehave” — by getting drunk or abusing the staff — are denied service.
“It’s a restaurant. It’s not a political forum,” said the source.
“No matter how many times you choose to rephrase the question, the answer remains, no one is banned from coming to dinner at Nobu,” Rosenfield said
Beyoncé turning Coachella into Beychella is causing Friction.
One unnamed source says some performer are getting ticked off by all the attention Beyonce is getting! One performer stated they knew this would happen. “Beyonce is a superstar. she is a stand alone performer. Her performance and attention she is getting is not what Coachella is about. It is about creativity, talent and discovery.
Coachella should not be about Beyonce, Jay Z & Destin’s Child Reunion. It’s all about the music. She should have never been on this show as a performer!
Pussycat Dolls Reunion: Nicole Scherzinger Teases 2018 Return
The hotly anticipated Pussycat Dolls comeback seems all but confirmed.
When news initially hit that the fierce five were prepping a chart return, fans were sent into a frenzy.
In the time since, PCD members have poured fuel on the flames by being spotted together “getting lunch” in London.
Given the tensions that defined their latter run, it’s safe to say getting a bite to eat isn’t an everyday occurrence.
And now, lead singer Nicole Scherzinger is dropping telling hints.
See what we mean below…
In a new interview with Fabulous magazine, she said of her current standing bandmates:
“We’re a lot closer to it now than ever before. I had dinner with Ashley [Roberts] and Kim [Wyatt] the other day and that was a really big deal for me because I don’t think I’d seen Kim in seven years.
It was lovely [to reconnect]. We’re grown women now. [As you get older] you become more accepting and loving, right? And supportive of each other. So it was really nice for us to reconnect and it was a great laugh.
We didn’t discuss the past, we were all about the present. Kim’s got two babies now and she’s from Missouri and her children have English accents! We caught up with girl stuff and connected as women.”
When squarely asked about a return, she said:
“I like to walk the walk, not talk the talk.
I know what I dream of and what I aspire to, and I just hope I’m back on tour soon in whatever shape or form that is because that’s where I’m meant to be.”
Sounds like it’s a “go” to us!
Like many, we’re buzzed to see and hear what they’ll be bringing this go round. Will the vocals be better distributed or will the plan be to stick to their tried and true formula (see: Nicole focal) and everyone collects their coin?
Time will tell. Pending an answer, we want to know….are YOU checking for a PCD reunion?
Listen to Tom Petty talk about Elvis Presley for a new HBO
documentary Tom Petty never disguised his love of Elvis Presley’s music, even during times when it was one of the unhippest things a hipster rock star of the 1970s or ’80s could cite as inspiration.
That’s largely because Petty fell under the spell of Presley’s music when it was just about the most revolutionary sound around, in the mid-1950s, and also because meeting him face to face on the set of a movie Presley was shooting in the early ’60s in Petty’s native Florida made him decide that rock ‘n’ roll was the life for him.
Petty not only saw the Presley magnetism on the television screen the way so many other millions of fans did but experienced it first hand and came to further appreciate when his own star streaked into the pop firmament when he and his band, the Heartbreakers, found fame and fortune decades later.
Petty’s voice in director Thom Zimny’s new HBO documentary “Elvis Presley: The Searcher”provides an eloquent narrative of many of the factors that made Presley such a vital figure in American music. He also recorded a version of “Wooden Heart,” from Presley’s 1960 film “G.I. Blues,” that is used in the documentary.
Jimmy Kimmel clashes with Sean Hannity over Kimmel’s Melania Trump joke the only way he can get ratings
According to Jimmy Kimmel, he was just minding his own business Thursday morning when he found out he was at war with the good “people” — Kimmel’s air quotes, not mine — at Fox News.
“Because there’s nothing important going on in the country right now, Hannity and his fellow Fox News ‘people’ spent a lot of time talking about me today,” he explained on Thursday night’s episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”
Hannity took issue with a comment Kimmel made Monday night about Melania Trump’s accent, which left the First Lady the butt of the joke.
Howard Stern Transitioning?
Is the man who emasculates his staff members and listeners to perform acts that they would not naturally do transitioning? More to follow!
Britney Spears: ” He is The Working man’s Hero”
K-Fed celebrates 40th birthday amid child support battle
A child support increase didn’t appear to be on Kevin Federline‘s mind Saturday night.
The DJ and dancer celebrated his 40th birthday at Las Vegas’ Crazy Horse III.
Federline, who’s the father of two boys with ex-wife Britney Spears, attended his own soiree in a rather casual ensemble of a black sweatshirt and grey sweatpants. He was also accompanied by his current wife Victoria Prince and an entourage of 13 friends.
According to a press release from the nightclub, Federline was greeted with scantily-clad dancers for photo opportunities. The club also gifted him a birthday cake designed with stacks of $100 bills printed with his face. Icing on the cake spelled out “K-Fed is tossing 40!”
“This is the dopest cake I’ve ever seen,” Federline said.
He then used a money gun to shower over $200 on a dancer. By 12:30 a.m. he took to the DJ booth and played several hits including songs by Beyoncé, Drake and Khia. He did not play any tunes by Spears.
“My favorite part of performing at Crazy Horse III is having the freedom to play what I want and knowing that the girls love what I play,” he said. “I still feel young, but the joys of life are different than when I was 25.”
In recent weeks, Federline has been angling for Spears, 36, to raise his child support payments from $20,000 to an unspecified amount.
He not only pleaded with Spears, but also her father, Jamie, for more funds. Federline is citing Spears’ recent success of her Las Vegas residency where she earned more than $137 million.
Spears’ team responded to his petition with an offer, but he “flatly rejected” it.
Federline may take his case to court.
‘AMERICAN IDOL’ CONTESTANT CLARIFIES FIRST KISS WITH KATY PERRY, DENIES SEXUAL HARASSMENT;Another Katy Perry Meltdown
Well now if it was a male star kissing on a 19 year old female he would be fired by now!
American Idol contestant Benjamin Glaze doesn’t feel like Katy Perry sexually harassed him when she tricked him into kissing her before his audition on the ABC singing competition. However, he still would have preferred to save his first kiss for someone special.
The 19-year-old told the New York Times on Wednesday that he was “a tad bit uncomfortable” when Perry stole a kiss from him before his performance of “Stadium,” a song he wrote himself. His comments led to a slew of news headlines insinuating Glaze was upset by the kiss.
Later that day, Glaze took to Instagram to “clear a few things up for anyone who is confused, concerned, or angry” by his comments. “I am not complaining about the kiss from Katy Perry at all, doing a few news reports and being interviewed by many different reporters has caused some major questions,” he wrote.
“The way certain articles are worded is not done by me, and my true intentions are not accurately represented in every article you read about the situation. I am not complaining about the kiss, I am very honored and thankful to have been apart of ‘American Idol.’ The main purpose for the show is to find stars and new music artist,” he continued.
Elizabeth Hurley’s nephew ‘remains in great pain’ after stabbing
Liz Hurley has revealed her nephew “remains in great pain” after he was viciously stabbed last week.
Model Miles, 21, and a friend were brutally attacked by four men in London last Thursday, with Liz, 52, calling his survival “a miracle” after his spine narrowly avoided being severed and his vital organs were undamaged.
This evening the actress gave well-wishers an update on Miles, describing his wound as “shocking”.
Lisa Bonet says there was something ‘sinister’ about Bill Cosby while filming ‘The Cosby Show’
Lisa Bonet hates to tell you she “told you so” about Bill Cosby.
The actress, who portrayed Denise Huxtable on “The Cosby Show,” reflected on what it was like being around Bill Cosby on the series in an interview with Net-A-Porter now that the comedian and actor has been accused by more than 50 women of unwanted touching and drug-induced rape.
Bonet, now 50, said that the revelations about Cosby’s behavior haven’t altered her memory about the show — because it was “exactly” as she remembered it.
“There was no knowledge on my part about his specific actions, but … There was just energy. And that type of sinister, shadow energy cannot be concealed,” she told the magazine.
When pressed further about whether or not she sensed “darkness,” Bonet confirmed that feeling.
“Always,” she said, further clarifying: “If I had anything more to reveal then it would have happened a long time ago. That’s my nature. The truth will set you free.”
Bonet played Denise on the series from 1984 to 1991 and also starred in a spin-off of “The Cosby Show,” called “A Different World.”
She was reportedly booted from the series in 1991 after Cosby was upset by an explicit sex scene she did in the 1987 film “Angel Heart” alongside Mickey Rourke. Later, Bonet abruptly ended her run on “A Different World” upon learning she was pregnant.
She is one of the few stars from the show that have not publicly defended the once-beloved patriarch of the series.
Phylicia Rashad, Keshia Knight Pulliam and Malcolm Jamal Warner have defended Cosby, but Bonet hasn’t been very outspoken about the dozens of accusations — until now.
‘Black Panther’ Leaps Across $1 Billion At The Worldwide Box Office
Disney/Marvel’s Black Panther has leapt across the $1B mark globally. The Ryan Coogler-helmed superhero phenomenon gets to the milestone today, its 26th day of release, and is now Walt Disney Studios’ 16th title and the MCU’s 5th ever to pass $1B. The film is at $531M domestic and is crossing $500M at the international box office this weekend, bolstered by a strong start in China where it’s now at about $49M after two days.
The $1B worldwide milestone is the latest impressive feat for the Wakanda warrior. Black Panther is also the No. 9 movie of all time domestically and will this frame become the No. 2 superhero movie ever, passing The Dark Knight.
Among the other stats are the top February domestic debut ever at $202M (3-day)/$242.1M (4-day); the No. 5 all-time 3-day start; the No. 1 Monday ($40.1M) of all time; the No. 2 Sunday ever ($60M); the No. 2 ever second weekend ($111.6M); and the No. 1 non-holiday third weekend ($66.3M).
Jay-Z dethrones Diddy as world’s richest hip-hop star
Jay-Z has dethroned Diddy as the world’s richest hip-hop act.
Combs has held Forbes’ top spot for years, thanks in part to his vodka line Ciroc.
But Jay-Z has hit No. 1 with an estimated worth of $900 million, thanks to his booze brands Armand de Brignac and D’Ussé, as well as investments in streaming service Tidal and his Roc Nation label.
Meanwhile, Jay-Z’s wife, Beyoncé, holds the title of highest-paid woman in music. But don’t feel too bad for Diddy, who came in with a mere $825 million. After Diddy on the list came Dr. Dre and Drake.
K-Fed is after Britney’s money
This guy is the big payback for all the rich men who have had to give their ex-wives large amounts of money in alimony and settlements.
Britney Spears’ ex wants her to cough up more child support.
Kevin Federline’s attorney sent a letter to Spears saying that he wanted to discuss how much money he receives monthly, according to The Blast.
The “Toxic” singer currently sends him $20,000 a month for their two sons. That amount was decided on during their divorce — before her Las Vegas residency, where she raked in $475,000 a show. Spears, 36, reportedly brought home $15 million per year from her Planet Hollywood gig, according to the outlet.
Federline did not say how much he now wants, but he previously said that co-parenting with Spears was “really easy.”
Federline, 39, is being represented by Mark Vincent Kaplan — who was busted for a DUI while representing Stephen Collins during his child molestation scandal.
Spears and Federline tied the knot in 2004 and welcomed Sean Preston, now 12, and Jayden James, now 11, before their 2007 split.
Reps for Spears and Federline didn’t get back to us.
Lebron James & Bruce Springsteen Are They the Ones Truly Causing Division
While James is constantly trying to pick a fight with the president, Bruce Springsteen is over in foreign lands saying he is “embarrassed’ to be an American!” As for as we know both these folk have been model citizens and charitable.
To drill down a bit though isn’t Lebron James the face of sneaker companies that in a way promotes single parents to pay hundreds of dollars for a pair of sneakers?
Then there is Bruce Sprinsgteen who has been bashing America and most recently became an elitist by charging over $700 for his dull Broadway shows. In a way he was forcing his working class fans to sacrifice finances for family use or attend one of his shows. In most cases they could not afford the show so only the wealthy went.
One foreign NBA player had charges filed against him because he was talking negative about his country and leader. You think these two will ever keep their mouths shut and become a solution,
CNN Viewership Says NO MO of Prime Time Cuomo!
As of now the experiment is over! According to our sources Chris Cuomo work load was heavy but his ratings were low as well in prime time. CNN viewers can only stomach so many super liberal talk show host Trump haters in prime-time. Cuomo should have realized quoting the likes of a faded Howard Stern, a Super liberal Demie Lovato and quoting “Dilly Dilly” just is not a formula for good TV.
It might work in the daytime but not at night. Once again it proves he needs the likes of his co-host Alisyn Camerota to keep him grounded.
Jimmy Kimmel books Stormy Daniels for after State of the Union
The desperate third Banana Jimmy Kimmel who is cemented in third place in the late night ratings war, despite ABC pourings ratings in promoting it is going after Donald Trump. In his desperate attempt to get ratings he will play along with the Stormy Daniels Story.
ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel is bringing adult film star Stormy Daniels on his show next Tuesday on the night of President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech.
Daniels is in the news following reports that she had an affair with the future president in 2006. The Wall Street Journal reported that Trump’s lawyer arranged a payment to Daniels to prevent her from talking about the alleged encounter before the 2016 presidential election.
Kimmel announced the booking via Twitter. He wrote that he had many questions.
NBC to Megyn Kelly: Beg Fox Cable News to Take you Back And We will Let You Out Of Your Contract!
Megyn Kelly was off the air on Tuesday, one day after she attacked Jane Fonda for her actions in 1972 during the actress’ infamous visit to Hanoi The host tore into Jane Fonda for repeatedly criticizing her over a plastic surgery question she asked the actress, 80, back in September.
Megyn Kelly was off the air on Tuesday, one day after she went after Jane Fonda in a headline-grabbing attack.
NBC chose to run a taped episode of Kelly’s hour of Today, despite the fact that she had managed to grab much public interest on Monday with her criticism of the Oscar-winning actress, who has repeatedly taken the host to task for asking about her plastic surgery in September.
The airing of Megyn Kelly Yesterday also coincided with the announcement of the this year’s Oscar nominations, an event Today has covered in the past by speaking with the contenders during the 9am hour of the show.
The suits at NBC want Megyn Kelly off the air as soon as possible and are even thinking of partial payment to Fox News if they would take her back!
Tom Petty — Drug Blunder Killed Legendary Rocker
Tom Petty died from an accidental drug overdose, it has been revealed.
His family has stated that the musician was suffering from “many serious ailments” when he died in October last year, aged 66, and that the inadvertent overuse of prescription pain medication had caused his death.
Dana and Adria Petty, his wife and daughter, shared the results of an autopsy, which revealed the death was a result of taking a variety of medications. In a statement, they said: “Unfortunately Tom’s body suffered from many serious ailments, including emphysema, knee problems and, most significantly, a fractured hip.”
“Despite this painful injury he insisted on keeping his commitment to his fans, and he toured for 53 dates with a fractured hip and, as he did, it worsened to a more serious injury. On the day he died he was informed his hip had graduated to a full-on break and it is our feeling that the pain was simply unbearable and was the cause for his overuse of medication.” His family said that Petty had been prescribed painkillers including Fentanyl – a drug that was linked to the deaths of Prince and rapper Lil Peep.
“We feel confident that this was, as the coroner found, an unfortunate accident,” they said. The family added they hoped publicising the results of the coroner’s inquiry would result in a discussion about the “opioid crisis”.
They said: “We feel that it is a healthy and necessary discussion and we hope in some way this report can save lives. Many people who overdose begin with a legitimate injury or simply do not understand the potency and deadly nature of these medications.”
A longtime holdout, Def Leppard is finally on streaming services
he classic catalog of British pop-metal band Def Leppard has finally arrived on the major streaming services.
The multiplatinum outfit was one of the most successful acts of the 1980s, earning major radio rotation for songs “Foolin’,” “Bringin’ on the Heartache,” “Photograph” and a dozen or so more. But for reasons of money, the band resisted its label’s streaming initiatives.
Until Friday, the only Def Leppard music available on Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, Amazon Music and others were concert versions of their songs. The reason? A rocky negotiation with Universal Music over royalty rates.
“We want to get the same rate for digital as we do when we sell CDs, and they’re trying to give us a rate that doesn’t even come close,” lead singer and co-founder Joe Elliott told the Hollywood Reporter in 2012.
“They illegally put up our songs for a while, paying us the rate they chose without even negotiating with us, so we had our lawyer take them down.”
The result was that the band’s scream-along radio classics — “Pour Some Sugar on Me,” “Rock of Ages” and “Love Bites” included — were absent from power-ballad and hair-metal playlists the world over.
Def Leppard’s negotiations were apparently fruitful, as evidenced by the Friday press release issued by the band and Universal.
Wrote Elliott in a statement: “It is with a mixture of relief & euphoria that we now see our entire catalog finally getting a digital release. Having embraced every other format with open arms, especially & more recently the reemergence of vinyl, we’re now going to be available to everyone everywhere and honestly, it’s as exciting as the original releases were.”
Guitarist Phil Collen added: “We felt we’d been left out of the digital party but it’s a thrill to us to finally accept the invitation and to be able to say ‘yeah, you can stream us, download us and get us … on all of these digital outlets.’ ”
Aziz Ansari accused of sexual assault by Brooklyn photographer
Golden Globe-winning actor and comedian Aziz Ansari is being accused of sex assault by a Brooklyn woman, who said she is speaking up because she resents that he wore a “Time’s Up” pin at the awards show last week.
The unidentified woman told the site Babe.net that she let the “Master of None’’ star take off her clothes and gave him oral sex at his Tribeca apartment this past fall — but the evening left her “uncomfortable” and she felt coerced.
The woman, identified only as a 22-year-old Brooklyn photographer named “Grace,’’ said she went to the apartment of the Netflix funnyman, 34, after a dinner date Sept. 25. They had met at an Emmys after-party the week before, she said.
The accuser said she initially liked him but quickly became disgusted when the sweet-faced comedian turned aggressive.
“Most of my discomfort was expressed in me pulling away and mumbling,” she told, adding that she gave Ansari both “verbal and non-verbal cues” to say she was upset.
Still, the woman said, she remained in the apartment, and when Ansari asked for oral sex, she complied. Afterward, they watched an episode of “Seinfeld” before she left in a cab.
The next day, she said the former “Parks and Recreation” star texted her, “Hey — it was fun meeting you last night.”
She says she responded: “Last night might have been fun for you, but it wasn’t for me. You ignored clear non-verbal cues; you kept going with advances.
“I want to make sure you’re aware so maybe the next girl doesn’t have to cry on the ride home.”
Ansari allegedly responded, “I’m so sad to hear this. Clearly, I misread things in the moment and I’m truly sorry.”
CNN’s Alisyn Camerota Explains Why She Has Been ‘Blacklisted’ By Pres. Trump.
Alisyn Camerota use to be a great watch on Fox. She was actually the moderate who kept Fox Cable news actually fair and balanced. However, since she has become a member of CNN she has conformed into a super liberal surrounded by men who support questionable viewpoints.
She has plenty of stories to tell, given her years as an anchor at Fox News and now CNN, tells Diane Clehane (Newser Reporter) she is one of the reporters Pres. Trump now refuses to talk to. “He blacklisted me,” she said. “During one of the debates on Fox News they used a clip of me at CNN asking him about saying he was against the war in Afghanistan instead of the war in Iraq. He insisted he said ‘Iraq’ and I read him the transcript where he said ‘Afghanistan.’ Word came back he was angry about that.”
In order to get off Trump’s black list she will have to divert from the fake news script of CNN.
Celebrity Publicists Are Bailing on ‘Megyn Kelly Today’
The Megyn Kelly Flop continues to roll down the hill. According to our reportsTV, celebrities aren’t rushing to sit down with her.
A number of publicists expressed discomfort with the idea of booking their clients in the third hour of “Today,” which has now been retitled “Megyn Kelly Today.” These publicists, however, said they are still eager to take their talent to other blocs of the morning show. “I’m not booking anyone on her show,” says a high-powered publicist, with a roster of big names, who asked for anonymity due to her overall relationship with “Today.” “I literally haven’t pitched anyone even from right out the gate. The buzz that is out there is so bad.”
Another well-known publicist, who represents one of the celebrities who has appeared on Kelly’s show, wasn’t pleased with the interview. “I won’t plan to have others go on,” the publicist said. “None specifically have been offered or asked to, but it’ll be my preference not to.”
Matt Lauer won’t get his $30 million payout, NBC bosses rule!
Matt Lauer will not get his $30 million payout from NBC News, network bosses have ruled, even though his lawyers argue he still has over a year left on his contract.
The disgraced anchor will not be paid a day past the last one he worked, NBC News president Noah Oppenheim ruled on Friday during a tense meeting with “NBC Nightly News” staff.
Lawyers for Lauer had been studying his contract to see if he could demand the remainder of his $20 million a year deal through 2018 — which would have amounted to around $30 million.
But Oppenheim told staff that Lauer would not be paid a penny more because he was terminated “for cause” — or, more explicitly, his own sexual bad behavior. Lauer was fired Tuesday night for “improper sexual conduct in the workplace” with a much younger female staffer, and the revelation has been met with a stream of further allegations against the onetime prince of the Peacock Network.
The original complaint against Lauer centered on a former intern he approached while covering the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi for NBC.
Since then, numerous other allegations have been made against Lauer, including that he once had sex with a woman in his 30 Rock office until she passed out, that he allegedly gave a female colleague a sex toy as a present and that he had a secret button under his desk to lock his office door.
There is increasing anger amongst the staff at NBC News at Lauer’s longtime behavior, which appears to have been swept under the carpet by NBC News bigwigs for years to protect their biggest and most bankable star, while he preyed on his female subordinates.
Sexual Harassment is Howard Stern Next?
Stone & Digital Dave on their radio show mention the humiliation that Howard Stern put many women through on his show. They question how could he comment on Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby, Bill O’Riley Al Franken and now Matt Lauert!
Russell Simmons says Keri Claussen Khalighi ‘never accused me of what she has said publicly’
In response to allegations of sexual misconduct, music mogul Russell Simmons said a 1991 encounter with then-17-year-old model Keri Claussen Khalighi was “consensual.”
Khalighi told The Times that Simmons made aggressive sexual advances toward her in 1991 at his apartment and tried to force her to have intercourse. Simmons eventually relented and coerced her to perform oral sex as his protege at the time, Brett Ratner, “just sat there and watched,” Khalighi alleged to The Times.
Simmons, the co-founder of Def Jam Recordings, said in a letter published Wednesday in the Hollywood Reporter that Khalighi, in subsequent conversations and in a meeting many years later, “never accused me of what she has said publicly.”
“She insisted I was not violent,” he said in the letter. “She did tell me her boyfriend and many others found out about our long weekend together and she said she was ashamed by that discovery. I am sorry for the embarrassment she recounted to me.”
Simmons previously disputed Khalighi’s account in a statement released to The Times, saying, “Everything that occurred between Keri and me occurred with her full consent and participation.”
Simmons said in the Wednesday letter that three witnesses, including his then-assistant Anthony McNair and two anonymous individuals, have signed statements that “our experiences that weekend with Keri Claussen Khalighi 26 years ago were consensual.”
“My longtime loathing of any form of violence and abuse has been woven into all of my personal interactions, as most who know me will attest,” Simmons says in the letter. “I would never knowingly cause fear or harm to anyone.”
In a Wednesday interview on “Megyn Kelly Today,” Khalighi said she and Simmons “have had a face-to-face about what happened, where there was no dispute about what happened.”
“He actually apologized,” she said in the interview. “Part of what’s so confusing and retraumatizing is what he’s speaking about privately with me is completely different than what has come out publicly.”
Howard Stern a Crying Mess over His Little Kitty Cat Dying! Yet A Dying Friend Means Less!
My how soft has the so called meanest and toughest shock jock in America has gotten. Many of his fans are no longer. He has disappointed many. Many thought going over to a non regulated Sirius radio would make Stern even more entertaining?
Many of his former listeners have called him a softie, a wimp and sellout! His latest actions only enhance these claims! Listen and observe: https://youtu.be/dKRMWYuv7jQ
CNN & ABC Says No To Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar!
Sources reported to us that allegedly both ladies were seeking solo prime time TV deals. Goldberg a weekly interview show in prime-time on ABC and Behar on CNN. The two thought they were in the process of getting mega prime time deals. The deals were not well received by the upper corporate heads. They had to backpedal quickly to the View TV show before they were replaced.
We think nightly TV was spared from these two. When these two are on TV, it is best when the least amount of people can watch!
We knew it was coming media starved Jenny McCarthy is at it again, Harvey Weinstein assaulted her and now Steve Seagal.
Who’s next Bill Cosby? Rick James? Kurt Cobain. It is women like her who are having folks questioning the credibility of the real victims. This women is starved for any media attention and she has been known to stretch the truth even use people to get attention.
Rosie O’Donnel and All Of Hollywood Knew Kevin Spacey Was A Child Molester? And No One Reported it?
As with Harvey Weinstein, it seems plenty in Hollywood knew all about Kevin Spacey.
And even though they kept their mouths shut — ensuring nothing but more entitlement, more boldness, and likely more victims — some of those speaking up are oddly self-righteous.
“We all knew about u,” Rosie O’Donnell tweeted Monday morning. “I hope more men come forward.” How hoping women come forward too?
As far back as 2005, Seth MacFarlane — who made a knowing joke about Weinstein’s predation while announcing Best Supporting Actress Oscar nominees in 2013 — inserted a joke speculating about Spacey’s now-alleged pedophilia in his animated hit series “Family Guy.”
Still, the fact remains: Just as Hollywood knew all along that Weinstein was a sexual predator, it seems many also knew about Spacey. MacFarlane had Stewie, the baby of the family, run through a public space shouting, “Help! I’ve escaped from Kevin Spacey’s basement! Help me!”
Whom else does the industry know about and protect? It’s hard to recall a time when the cultural landscape has shifted so dramatically. More than ever, the general public is inclined to believe self-reporting victims. More than ever, we are inclined to demand that the accused speak, that guilt be met with real consequence.
Bruce Springsteen Now an Elitist vs His Fan Base The Love of Common People! Bruce Goes Broadway!
The calls are coming! The many calls keep coming! The majority of calls coming in to the STONE and Digital Dave Radio Show are of fans ticked off at Springsteen. He has his die-hard supporters calling in too. Many Springsteen fans are in agreement with us that Springsteen is Bleeding his fans born in the USA.
The Majority of the Springsteen fan base are in there late 50’s and 60’s. A good amount on fixed income. Yet Mr. Springsteen chooses to leave his common people fan base from affording to see him on Broadway with Prices of $700 and over.
Does Bruce remember his lines from The Love Of The Common People: Living on free food tickets
Water in the milk from the hole in the roof
Where the rain came through
What can you do? Ooh ooh
Tears from your little sister
Crying because she doesn’t have a dress without a patch
For the party to go
Oh but she know she’ll get by
Mr. Springsteen your love of the Common people have changed. He can now perform for his rich friends now Bobby De Niro, Chuck Schummer, Bill Gates, Steven Spielberg, Phil Jackson, Matt Lauert etc.. and of course bleed all the money from the common people Born In The USA!
Bruce Springsteen Extends Broadway Run; Initial Dates Sold Out In A Day But Backlash Continues As Fans Continue To Complain!
The high prices charged for Bruce Springsteen on Broadway is causing quite a backlash to the many common people (Springsteen song reference)fans. Some have labeled Springsteen an elitist, a sellout with the rich fans who either are getting comps or paying the large sum of $700 and more.
Add this to his anti-Trump comments and you get the following comments from his fans: “Bruce is a sellout”, “Springsteen is now an elitist” ” I stopped going to see Springsteen years ago when he became political..now it is only Jimmy Buffet he is two hours of good times and no politics.” Scalpers are feeling the backlash too. They are trying to get up to $2000 for some tickets with no avail.
MUSICIAN Billy Joel, 68, has become a father for the third time.
He is still rocking! Billy Joel and his wife Alexis, 35, have become parents to their second child together as they welcomed another girl into the world on Sunday.
Taking to Instagram, Billy wrote: “Billy Joel and wife Alexis welcomed their second daughter, Remy Anne, on Sunday, October 22nd.
“Remy Anne Joel entered the world at 7:52PM weighing 7lbs, 3 oz. Billy and Alexis are also parents to Della Rose, 2.”
His post continued: “Billy Joel and his 31-year-old daughter, singer/songwriter Alexa Ray Joel, were both at Alexis’ side as she gave birth at New York University Hospital in New York.
“Alexis and Remy are doing well and everyone is thrilled.”
A former Philadelphia district attorney who refused to prosecute Bill Cosby now plans to sue one of the comedian’s alleged sex-assault victims, according to a report.
The ex-DA, Bruce L. Castor Jr., claims Andrea Constand tried to derail his career when she sued him for defamation in 2015 during his re-election bid for district attorney, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
Castor lost the race to Kevin Steele. As DA, Steele oversaw a criminal trial against Cosby earlier this year that ended in a hung jury.
Constand “was trying to gain a tactical advantage with the election in order to get Kevin Steele put in so that she could get Cosby prosecuted,” Castor’s lawyer, James Beasley Jr., told the Inquirer.
Gossip’s Queen Diva Wendy Williams Devastated
Wendy’s husband Kevin Hunter Has a younger girlfriend allegedly. Mr. Williams has set up a love den with a younger woman allegedly and to be honest, Why? Maybe its karma, Wendy has made a great living on other people’s sorrow and now it’s her turn. Wendy was spotted in Wonder Woman garb cosplay at Comic Con NYC. She was riding a dragon and maybe she is trying to forget and get past her alleged cheating husband’s dalliance. Ummmmmm! Yeah right!
Poor, poor Wendy! How did this happen?
Shocking Hypocrisy! Who Knew? They all Knew!
Harvey Weinstein’s antics finally comes to the forefront. After bashing President Trump before the election the basher had an alleged molester and rapists known to them in their midst. Who knew? Hillary Clinton, Madonna, Bill Clinton, Jane Fonda, Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan, the Obamas, Oprah and hundreds more. Well if they knew 14 years ago then why-oh-why put Trump on blast but not Harvey? $$$! Well the answer they never cared about that issue in the first place. Now like roaches jumping on the bandwagon days later all those who knew all the long are speaking out. Why now? Hey let’s face it Harvey Weinstein is not the first or will he be the last sexual oppressing creep in Hollywood and other work environments. Moral bankruptcy is rampant in the world. Fox News’ Juan Williams said Harvey is from Sixties mentality like President Kennedy and Heffner? Really Juan!? Harvey was 9 yrs. old when Kennedy was president. But pointing it out might be one way to fight it.
Comedian Booed Off Stage After Anti-Trump Jokes Flop!
Comedian George Lopez was booed off stage at a gala for juvenile diabetes in Denver last week after his jokes about President Donald Trump flopped with the crowd.
The New York Post reports that Trump backer and Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei, who donated $250,000 to the gala and sat in the front row, asked Lopez to keep the president out of his routine.
“George was asked nicely to stop making Trump jokes by a man in front row who just donated $250K,” one of the attendees commented on YouTube. But “George doesn’t, continues. Gets booed.”
The event sold tables ranging in price from $5,000 to $100,000 to benefit the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes. When Maffei asked Lopez to cool it, the comedian replied, “Thank you for changing my opinion on old white men, but it doesn’t change the way I feel about orange men.”
Lopez tried to recover from the awkward moment, but the move didn’t seem to help.
“Listen, it’s about the kids . . . I apologize for bringing politics to an event,” Lopez said. “This is America—it still is. So I apologize to your white privilege.”
Lopez tried to make more Trump jokes, the Post reports based on an unnamed source.
“I guess you can get some Mexicans to do it cheaper and they wouldn’t crush the tunnels underneath,” he said referencing the border wall with Mexico that Trump has vowed to build.
Facing a negative response from the audience, he added, “Are you El Chapo people?”
El Chapo was a Mexican drug cartel leader who used tunnels to evade law enforcement.
Lopez was listed as the emcee for the event but did not return after announcing a video presentation. A local newscaster took over instead.
Megyn Kelly Not Hot Enough For NBC’s Today Show? The Past Fox History Anchor Just Does Not Appeal to NBC’s Liberal Viewing Audience?
Can a conservative Fox Host Excel With A Super Liberal Viewing Audience? Evidently not!
The numbers are in, and “Megyn Kelly Today” is dragging down the “Today” Show franchise.
“Not only are ratings plummeting since Megyn Kellyjoined the ‘Today’ franchise, but the numbers show Kelly’s lead-in has also affected Kathie Lee [Gifford] and Hoda Kotb’s show, which follows straight afterwards,” a source said.
“They’ve taken a huge hit with Megyn as their lead-in,” the insider added.
Kelly’s hour of “Today” is down 32 percent compared to a year ago. And “Kathie Lee & Hoda” is down 26 percent.
“Too many people are tuning out NBC. Hoda and Kathie Lee had been a bright spot in the mornings. People are alarmed,” the source said of the slide. Another source told us that “Today” talent is concerned.
“The format for Megyn’s show doesn’t make sense. Her show distracts from the ‘Today’ franchise,” the second source said. Could A Stone & Digital Dave becoming to MSNBC?
Rapper Nelly Accused of Rape!
Nelly has been arrested for allegedly raping a woman.
Early Saturday morning a woman made a 911 call reporting “that she was sexually assaulted by a male, who is known as the rapper “Nelly,”‘ according to a press release sent out by the Auburn Police Department in Washington.
The 42-year-old rap star, who is on tour with Florida Georgia Line, had performed with the country band at the White River Amphitheater hours earlier. Nelly was taken into custody at 4:37 a.m. Nelly’s lawyer refuted the accusation.
“Nelly is the victim of a completely fabricated allegation,” said attorney Scott Rosenblum in a statement released.
What would you do to stay on TV and in the celebrity limelight?
What would you do to stay on TV and in the celebrity limelight? Get Pregnant? Oh no one would do that right? No wrong! A Kardashian/Jenner would well at least three of them did and they are hoping for at least nine months of continuous TV time and spin offs. Are Americans that starved for so-called celebrity entertainment? I guess so! All three expecting at the same time? Hmmmm! Planned parenting at work!
Wait! There is something strange here, take a close look. Doppelganger! Right? Or same Make-a-Barbie plastic surgeon? Maybe? Something is the same and some not, lol. But the story is that Ms. Kelly is planning to takeover daytime television and her format is a lot like the Wendy Williams show. They are not up against each other but I think they are trying to fill the Oprah void that has gone on for far too long. Oprah owned daytime TV and no show at any time could touch her. But back to their look, it is very close minus skin tone. Do surgeons really do that fix a certain type look? Please you know it.
This might be a case over the most stupid thing I have ever heard about. A guy on top of the comedy world and movie scene cheats on his pregnant wife. This moron lets a stripper film him cheating on his wife and gets mad when someone wants a payday on said film. Solution don’t cheat with strippers, fool! You can apologize until the cows come home you messed up dude!
Call her Gwyneth the Vampire Repeller or Just Call her Wacky!
Just in time for Halloween, when all sorts of nasty spirits are out, Gwyneth Paltrow unveils “Psychic Vampire Repellent” on her lifestyle website, Goop, so users can remove negative energies from their life.
The product is a “protection mist” that promises to “banish bad vibes” and “shield you from the people who may be causing them.”
Ingredients include “sonically tuned water” (whatever that is), rosewater, sea salt, rosemary, juniper, lavender, ruby, bloodstone, moonlight, and love. Seriously.
The product features a disclaimer that it has not been evaluated by the FDA and should not replace the advice of a medical professional. Obviously, as a medical professional would definitely recommend garlic and sunlight as ingredients. That’s just good vampire hunting.
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Kim Kardashian goes basically bottomless for NYFW.
The liberal loving media loves to show off the natural talents of Kim Kardashian. What’s next? What’s next will they start showing Bruce Jenner in this and declare him a hero for wearing it?
Kim Kardashian frequently leaves the house without pants (or shirt, or bra) — it’s her thing.
But the reality-star-and-wannabe-style-icon truly outdid herself when she attended the Daily Front Row Fashion Media Awards Friday night wearing sheer black pantyhose and — well, that’s about it. Pretty much just sheer black pantyhose, hiked up to about her ribs, showcasing her banana-sling satin panties. (OK, and a leather bandeau top and jacket. But who noticed that?)
It’s like that awful nightmare where you arrive at a fancy party or important meeting, only to realize that you’re in your underwear.
But for Kardashian, it’s no nightmare. It’s a thirst-trap dream.
Gene Simmons: One Lick Sent Jenny McCarthy To The Hospital
B- lister and media attention starved Jenny McCarthy is at it again! The woman who used Jim Carey to revitalized her one time MTV is at it again. Jenny McCarthy’s safely survived kissing species of man, animal (and alien?), but made the nasty mistake of stupidly getting all slimy-lipped with toxic ‘KISS’ rocker Gene Simmons — and ending up fever-ridden days on end in the hospital!
Explaining she’d attended an American Music Awards show and was posing with Gene — notorious for publicly flashing his enormous, slime-ridden tongue — he’d suggested smooching with tongue-tips only for photogs! But shockingly, even that slime contact infected Jenny’s retching gag-bucket!
Said a source: “That triggered a ‘germy nightmare’ that landed Jen in the hospital for several days while suffering a whopping 105-degree temperature!” McCarthy does and says anything to get attention! We can only imagine what next will come out of this B-lister and soon to be D- lister’s mouth.
Do Chicks Really Dig Guitar Players over Athletes?
Shameless John Mayer tries to land a date on Instagram
John Mayer is single now, but he won’t be for long if he gets his way.
Famed music producer David Foster shared a photo of his daughter, Erin Foster, on Instagram in honor of her 35th birthday Wednesday, and with it penned a heartfelt note.
“One of the loves of my life and my fav daughter on this day!!! Happy bday @erinfoster #iloveyou,” he wrote.
Upon seeing the image, Mayer took to the comment section to express his interest.
“Can you put a good word in for me?” Mayer, 39, wrote.
The not-so-subtle request might prove that Mayer has finally moved on from ex-girlfriend Katy Perry, for whom he wrote the song “Still Feel Like Your Man” on his new album.
“Who else would I be thinking about?” Mayer told the New York Times in March, referring to Perry.
“And by the way, it’s a testament to the fact that I have not dated a lot of people in the last five, six years,” he continued. “That was my only relationship. So it’s like, give me this, people.”
And the Kooky Kat Lady is: Mrs. Howard Stern! She has fostered more than 400 cats!
B-List model Beth Ostrosky Stern, Proving that even the once toughest man would do anything for an attractive woman, Howard Stern’s wife, admits she has fostered over 400 cats in recent years and housed them temporarily at their homes. Stern who has turned into a real PUSSY cat himself really has little choice.
Mrs. Stern has fostered over 400 cats and kittens over the past four years and helped place them into loving homes. Every life I save makes me want to do this more,” she told Social Life Magazine.
Married for nine years, she has no plans on having any children. “I don’t have children, so I can focus on turning my husband into a wimpy sellout and spend his money….OK OK we made up that last quote.
Pete Rose Accused of Statutory Rape!
Pete Rose had a sexual relationship with a girl that started before she turned 16 during the 1970s, the now-grown woman stated in a sworn statement filed Monday in federal court.
The testimony was filed as part of the ongoing defamation lawsuit baseball’s all-time hits leader filed last year against John Dowd, the man who investigated him on behalf of Major League Baseball in the late 1980s for betting on the game.
That led to Rose’s lifetime ban from the game.
“In 1973, when I was 14 or 15 years old, I received a phone call from Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds,” the woman identified as “Jane Doe” said in Monday’s filing. “Sometime after that, Pete Rose and I began meeting at a house in Cincinnati.
“It was at that house where, before my sixteenth birthday, Pete Rose began a sexual relationship with me. This sexual relationship lasted for several years. Pete Rose also met me in locations outside of Ohio where we had sex.”
Beyonce’ to Kanye West “Tell Your Slutty Wife to Stop Calling Me.”
Kim Kardashian has tried her best to be BFF’s with Jay Z & especially Beyonce. They have bought baby gifts for their kids. Kim has tried to call Beyonce’ to set up luncheons and even told Kanye West to invite Jay Z and the family over for dinner.
This was all before Jay Z and Kanye’s business disagreements. Beyonce secretly has a dislike for the entire Kardashian clan! However, by her actions she has let the public know she is not of fan of Kanye’s wife Kim Kardashian! Beyonce wants no part of any Kardashian and feels like Kanye West is now a Kardashian.
Sammy, Sammy, Sammy! Shocking Pictures!
Not since Michael Jackson’s transformation have I seen a more drastic face change, it makes me wonder what the #$@& was he thinking. It might just be not liking the skin you are in. But I think with him he just wants to be view not as being black. Sammy Sosa the baseball player you are black period. You can paint yourself any color you like you are still black!
In Sammy’s defense white people have been changing their skin color for years but I doubt it is in trying to change their race. George Hamilton has been dark brown for years. To each their own I guess.
By Digital Dave America’s Voice of Reason
NBC Exec “Megyn Kelly Was A $100 Million Dollar Mistake!”
Megyn Kelly Ratings Disaster After Alex Jones Interview and the NBC News Star bombed again in the ratings and went down even lower the following week.
Her ratings get lower and lower every week! The latest episode of “Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly” averaged 3.4 million viewers and an 0.4 rating in the key 18- to 49-year-old demographic that advertisers covet most. The NBC executive was over heard saying ” We made a big mistake.”
SHOCKING!!! Celeb Plastic Surgery
Gone so so wrong…
What is going on this is criminal, the way butcher surgeons get away with hacking up celebrities’ faces. We have tracked down some of the worse hack jobs and have compiled the top 5 with the most egregious. The celebs suffer from the condition called the MJSS that’s the Michael Jackson Surgery Syndrome. Not that he was the first but he was worse at it by far. He morphed from a young black man to an alien like old white woman. Go figure!
Oh and we matched our top 6 with who we think they look like now.
Celebrity plastic surgery transformations
So this is just plain criminal and these so called plastic surgeons should be put in jail. For the life of me I don’t understand how these celebrities can do this to themselves. I can see a nip here and a tuck there but those that are total transformations and botch job are just incredible. Take a look at some of the work these hacks have done to some of your stars.
Mika Brzezinski Face Lift? Only she would know, a surgeon, her now totally whipped republican turned liberal bleeding democrat fiance Joe Scarborough and maybe even……..
President Donald J Trump?
The Mistress Scandals Tiger Woods Will Never Be Able To Escape.
Not only did Tiger pay to keep women quiet, but it looks like he also paid some for their services. Devon James was an escort that Tiger actually paid $4,000 for a night.
Tabloid Topic 3
Most of our SnDD fans know me Digital Dave, that I am not a big P Diddy fan. And you also know I’m not a fan of tattoos. So when I saw this back tattoo on P Diddy’s I was a gassed over the size and the pain he must have went through. It still is a stupid thing to do but it is a semi work of art. If that print was available I might hang it on my wall. It was a calculated stunt to get back into the lime light. Let’s face it when was the last time P Diddy has been on the radar? I can’t remember the last hit song he has had. It amazes me what people will do to get that Kardashian swag. Diddy too much! Write a hit song to get back on the map.
Tabloid Topic 1
Alyssa Milano has filed a $10 million lawsuit accusing her former business manager of severe misconduct that caused her to spiral into a financial disaster.
The suit accuses accountant Kenneth Hellie and his firm, Hellie, Hoffer & Co., of forging her signature on checks, failing to pay overdue bills and taxes, and inducing her to make bad investments in businesses in which he was also an investor, without disclosing the conflict.
Hellie’s actions, according to the suit, left Milano and her husband, talent agent David Bugliari, “with millions of dollars in debt and their credit in ruins.”
The suit was filed Friday in L.A. Superior Court in Van Nuys. Reached by phone on Saturday, Hellie declined to discuss the specifics.
“I’d like to say something,” he said. “Obviously a lot of it’s like the Johnny Depp situation. I can’t say anything just yet.”
Tabloid Topic 2
Exercise kingpin Richard Simmons is suing various publications that reported he is transitioning to become a woman. This is the reason why no one has seen him lately. He denies these rumors and is suing.