“We’re making it happen,” says Ivanka Trump, President Trump’s unofficial jobs czar. The Trump daughter over the weekend touted the new Bureau of Labor Statistics report that 263,000 jobs were created in the month of April and unemployment reached a 50-year low. “Our policies continue to deliver more and better jobs for American workers,” Ivanka said. Millions more jobs remain available compared with those seeking jobs, according to the Labor Department—while there are 5.8 million people who are unemployed, there are 7 million job openings nationwide. So no reason to sit on your ass anymore.
The Justice Department on Monday attempted to head off a contempt of Congress charge against Attorney General William Barr. They offered House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler the chance to negotiate about the committee’s subpoena for special counsel Robert Mueller’s unredacted report. The letter offering the gesture came hours after the House said it would be holding Barr in contempt of Congress…most of the American people hold Congress in contempt of itself.
“Thrones” Executive Producer Bernie Caufield cheekily owned the error on WNYC: “We’re sorry! Westeros was the first place to actually have Starbucks, it’s a little known fact.”
HBO’s official statement: “The latte that appeared in the episode was a mistake. Daenerys had ordered an herbal tea.”
Lynne Spears has filed paperwork that would require she be in-the-know about daughter Britney’s mental health.
Jamie Spears — that’s Britney’s dad and Lynne’s ex-husband — has had legal conservatorship over the once-troubled pop star. But Lynne wants to be more in the know about what’s going on.
MEANWHILE — friends say Britney wants out of the conservatorship agreement, a source tells Radar Online.
Selena Gomez might have a new squeeze. She was spotted getting cozy at Disneyland with an unidentified dude. The pair were at the amusement park with a group of friends.
Alexander Ludwig – actor, “Vikings,” “Hunger Games” – 27
Aidy Bryant – SNL actress – 32
Eagle-Eye Cherry (it’s his real name) – singer, “Save Tonight” – 51
Robbie Knievel – daredevil – 57
Phil Campbell – lead guitarist, “Motorhead” – 58
Amy Heckerling – movie director, “Look Who’s Talking,” “European Vacation” – 65
Bill Kreutzmann – Grateful Dead drummer – 72
BORN ON THIS DATE
Tim Russert – former host of “Meet the Press” – 1950
Susan Atkins – Charles Manson acolyte – 1948
Johnny Unitas – historic NFL QB – 1933
Darren McGavin – actor – 1922
Eva Peron – Argentina’s former First Lady – 1919
Gary Cooper – actor – 1901
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Russian composer, “The Nutcracker” – 1840
Royal Reponses to the birth of Baby Sussex:
Doria Ragland aka Meg’s mom is “overjoyed.”
Thomas Markle is “delighted to hear that mother and child are doing well. I am proud that my new grandson is born into the British royal family and I am sure that he will grow up to serve the crown and the people of Britain with grace, dignity, and honor. GOD bless the child and I wish him health and happiness, and my congratulations to my lovely daughter, Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry.”
Jenelle Evans’ ex-fiancé Nathan Griffith, is the person who phoned 911 after Jenelle’s husband, David Eason, shot their family dog, Nugget. According to the call, obtained by TMZ, Nathan wanted officers to do a welfare check on his son, who he shares with Janelle, as he believed the shooting occurred while his 4-year-old was at the home.
As previously reported, David killed the dog with a shotgun after it nipped at his and Jenelle’s 2-year-old daughter.
MEANWHILE—People close to Jenelle are concerned for her and the children’s safety. Many have contacted Child Protective Services, asking them to remove David from the home.
Without Jenelle’s cooperation, authorities are unable to file criminal charges against him.
According to John Singleton’s newly released death certificate, the director passed away a day before it was announced to the public. Previous reports stated he was taken off of life support on Monday April 29, but the date of death listed on the document is April 28.
John, famed director, writer and producer, was just 51.
The post went on to say, “The Duchess and baby are both healthy and well.”
The newborn is Queen Elizabeth’s eighth great-grandchild and seventh in line to the throne.
Kim Kardashian-West has revealed that she would give up her highly lucrative media career to focus on prison reform. The reality star, following in her late father Robert Kardashian’s footsteps, has been working hard at her apprenticeship at a law firm.
The 38-year-old wants to continue to focus on reforming the criminal justice system; a passion that began with a petition to release inmate Alice Marie Johnson from a Correctional Facility in Alabama.
The campaign proved successful for Kim, taking her all the way to a meeting at the Oval Office.
“E!” has axed Busy Philipps. The actress revealed that her talk show “Busy Tonight” has not been renewed by the network and the last show will be May 16th.
The 39-year-old told fans, in a tear-filled video on Instagram that she is holding out hope that another network will pick it up.
Jussie Smollett’s “Empire” costars want him back. Cast members of Fox’s hit show—specifically Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard—feel that Jussie’s character was an incredibly important part of the show and they don’t believe that his return will hurt ratings.
While the actor was offered an extension through season 6, there are no plans in place to bring the character back as of now.
Raz B has signed on as the newest member of “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood.” Sources told TMZ that VH1 has already started filming the newbie for the upcoming season, capturing all the ups and downs on the B2K reunion tour.
The weekend saw renewed conflict between Israel and Palestinians. Four Israelis and 23 in the Gaza Strip were killed in fighting Saturday and Sunday punctuated by more than 600 rocket attacks into Israel. The Israeli Army retaliated with attacks on Islamic Jihad targets in Gaza, and said it expects the fighting to continue in the coming days. President Trump hit Twitter to express his support of Israel.
MEANWHILE, it doesn’t look like anyone is waving the peace flag right now. Defiant Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorists declared they are “close to open war with Israel” while in Cairo, which is trying to facilitate peace talks. And President Trump ordered the deployment of the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group to the Middle East region in response to “troubling” likely Iranian involvement in the latest conflict.