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Still No Custody for Jenelle & David

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 14:15

Jenelle Evans and David Eason were back in court on Wednesday. This was the couple’s 4th attempt at gaining back custody of their children, but once again they were unsuccessful.

The judge in the case is concerned about David’s violent behaviors and does not want to release the children to him.

RECAP: The couple’s children Jace, 9, Kaiser, 4, and Ensley, 2, were removed by CPS after David violently killed the family dog, reportedly in front of some of the kids.

Charlie Sheen Brought a Hooker to Thanksgiving

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 12:58

On Tuesday’s episode of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” Denise Richards shared how her ex, Charlie Sheen, once brought a hooker to Thanksgiving dinner. Denise said that he was nervous to tell her his date was coming, but she set an extra plate and told him, “Even a hooker deserves to have Thanksgiving dinner.”

Fighting Kevins

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 12:57

The two men in Wendy Williams’ life got into a physical argument Tuesday night. According to TMZ, Kevin Hunter Sr and Kevin Jr got into an altercation in a store parking where the elder Kevin reportedly put his son in a headlock. The younger Kevin then punched his dad in the nose to break the hold.

Following an investigation, Wendy’s son, Kevin was arrested for assaulting his father.

Saw Reboot

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 21:14

Funnyman Chris Rock is producing a reboot of the “Saw” horror franchise, which debuted in 2004. The first movie is due out summer 2020.

Rock wrote the story, but producers of the original franchise will pen the screenplay.

David Paterson Engaged

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 21:11

Former New York Governor David Paterson is engaged. (He took office in the wake of Eliot Spitzer’s prostitution scandal).

He popped the question to Mary Sliwa at his 65th birthday party. They’ve been dating since 2015 — she’s the ex-wife of his Paterson’s former radio partner Curtis Sliwa — who’s reportedly cool with them being together. Curtis and Mary divorced in 2012.

Ashley Massaro Cause of Death Revealed

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 21:05

TMZ reports WWE and “Survivor” star Ashley Massaro died by hanging. The death is being classified as “non-criminal.”

Russian Saber Rattling

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 19:25

U.S. fighter jets intercepted six Russian military aircraft off the coast of Alaska on Monday. In a statement, the North American Aerospace Defense Command said four Ruskie bombers and two SU-35 fighter jets were met by a pair of American F-22 stealth fighters when they flew into a 200-mile buffer zone off Alaska’s west coast. Russia’s Ministry of Defense said shove off, the aircraft were in international air space.

Bored With Beto

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 19:24

Efforts to dig up dirt on Beto O’Rourke have died down, according to a GOP-aligned research firm that provides opposition research to the media. The America Rising PAC told The Daily Beast that inquiries by reporters for juicy gossip about the has-been political hotshot have all but dried up. The drop-off in requests for dirt probably has a lot to do with the sharp decline in public interest in O’Rourke’s candidacy, at least for now.

Hypocrite Harris’s Crackdown

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 19:24

Presidential candidate Kamala Harris is proposing fines against companies that can’t prove they pay men and women the same amount of money for the same job. Aside from the countless factors that go into employee compensation (the very least of which is what kind of genitals the person has), Harris herself is failing to live up to her own latest outrage—according to data from her latest disclosures, both the Harris Senate office and her campaign pay women less, to the tune of about 94 cents on the dollar.

Trump’s Tariff Trouble In Iowa

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 19:24

President Trump could be facing a backlash in agriculture-intensive Iowa. Ten months into a trade war with China that’s featured ratcheted-up tariffs by both sides—with China targeting agricultural sectors that went strongly for Trump in 2016—some Iowans are looking for alternatives, according to new reporting by Reuters. U.S. soybean futures are at their lowest in a decade, for example, and China has largely abandoned U.S. growers of the crop. Trump has promised subsidies for impacted farmers—who aren’t exactly known for their lifelong goal of being on the dole.

Print Your Own Obit

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 19:23

The executive editor of The New York Times predicts an impending death for many local newspapers. Dan Baquet, speaking at a huge confab of worldwide media, said he fears “most local newspapers in America are going to die in the next five years” except those owned by independently wealthy people. He’s not concerned about the giant conglomerates, but Baquet pressed the importance of local news coverage and bemoaned the death of their viability as businesses.

Nadler’s Latest Fishing Line

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 19:23

The House Judiciary Committee issued a subpoena for former White House communications director Hope Hicks, the latest fishing expedition by committee chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler. He’s demanding documents and testimony related to its probe into obstruction of Justice allegations against President Trump. The committee most recently summoned former White House lawyer Don McGahn, who was barred from appearing by Trump’s lawyers.

Tillerson Spills?

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 19:22

Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met quietly with the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday. The lengthy chat covered his time working as head of Trump’s State Department and friction he had with President Trump. It was a somewhat rare moment for the Democrat-controlled House, which has been frustrated in its quest to drag former White House Counsel Don McGahn and others in front of their tribunals.

Birthdays: May 22, 2019

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 15:42

Dustin Moskowitz – Facebook co-founder – 35

Apolo Anton Ohno – Olympic speedskater – 37

Maggie Q – actress, “Designated Survivor” – 40

Katie Price – model – 41

Ginnifer Goodwin – “Once Upon a Time” star – 41

Naomi Campbell – model & actress – 49

Ann Cusack – actress – 58

Ted Kaczynski – UNABOMBER – 76

T Boone Pickens – oilman – 91

BORN ON THIS DATE

Harvey Milk – gay rights activist – 1930 (d. 1978)

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – “Sherlock Holmes” author – 1859 (d. 1930)

 

History: May 22, 2019

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 15:09

1807 – A grand jury indicts former Vice President Aaron Burr on charges of Treason, at the direction of the Jefferson Administration in his second term.

Burr had been elected Jefferson’s Vice President in 1800. He infamously murdered Alexander Hamilton in a duel 3 years earlier.

These charges had to do with accusations Burr and co-conspirators were trying to form a separate nation in the region that is now Texas.

Burr was acquitted, but he had no future in politics from there.

This would be like if Donald Trump replaces Mike Pence in 2020, because during their first term Mike killed former Treasury Secretary Tim Githner, everyone knew about it, but no charges were brought. Then Mike is dragged before a grand jury because he’s accused of leading a rebellion to create a country separate from the United States.

Politics have never been civilized.

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49 years later, ironically …

1856 – Two Congressmen physically assault each other after a heated debate over slavery.

Preston Brooks from South Carolina attacked Charles Sumner from Massachusetts. Sumner had recently given a speech decrying the outbreak of slavery in the Kansas Territory. In particular, he called out three men in a haranguing speech given over three days. One of those men was Preston Brooks’ cousin, who was too old and sick to be present at the speech.

To defend the honor of his family, Brooks attacked Sumner at his desk in the Senate chamber using a walking cane. 

Brooks became a hero of anti-abolitionists. His supporters sent him canes as a tribute. He was never arrested or charged.

Sumner recovered over the course of three years before returning to Congress.  

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1972 – President Nixon lands in Moscow to meet with Soviet leaders.

It was Nixon’s first trip to the country as president. During the talks, Nixon and Leonid Brezhnev outlined a series of agreeable initiatives between the superpowers. One included plans for a joint space flight in 1975 and arms reduction treaties.

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2002 – The remains of Congressional aide Chandra Levy are discovered, a year after her disappearance.

She worked in the office of Gary Condit, who it was later discovered was having an affair with Levy. National media scrutinized Condit. He was never formally charged in the murder, but many suspected his guilt.

The story was a national frenzy, one of the stories largely forgotten after the terrorist attacks on September 11th.

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2004 – Speaking of which: Fahrenheit 9/11 wins the Palm d’Or award at the Cannes Film Festival.

The 9/11-consipracy-theory film by Michael Moore was released as overwhelming support for President Bush and his efforts to eliminate worldwide terror was ebbing.

The Weinstein brothers wanted to distribute the film in the United States, but their bosses at Disney refused. The rift eventually caused the brothers’ company Miramax to part ways with Disney. 

Carrie Ann Inaba’s Bad Ink

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 09:32

Carrie Ann Inaba revealed that an ankle tattoo she thought said “courageous love” in Japanese actually says “rough sex.” On an episode of “The Talk” the 51-year-old said that she made the “rash decision” and got the ink while touring with Madonna as a dancer in 1993. Years later she was in Japan and some locals explained that the kanji letters meant something quite different.

Whoops!

Prince George Approves Mom’s Garden Design

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 09:23

Prince George, 5, gave his mom two big thumbs-up on her fun-filled garden design. When asked by Prince William to rank the woodland space with a mark out of 10, George went even higher and gave it a 20!

No More Humans

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 09:15

AMC has cancelled its sci-fi drama series “Humans.” The show, which starred “Crazy Rich Asians” star Gemma Chan, is getting the axe just 10 months after the third season wrapped up. A statement from the show’s co-creators said simply, “there won’t be a 4th season of Humans. In this age of unprecedented choice and competition, we can have no complaints.” They added a thank you to fans and hopes that one day the “threads” left hanging could be “picked back up.”

RIP, Niki Lauda

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 09:09

Niki Lauda has died. The legendary Formula 1 racer passed away on Monday, nine months after undergoing surgery for a lung transplant. Niki’s family released a statement on Tuesday saying he passed away peacefully with his family at his side.

No cause of death was shared.

He was 70.

Mel B Doesn’t Have Eye Herpes

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 09:06

Mel B is setting the record straight on her eye issues. While some reports are saying Scary Spice is suffering from eye herpes, Mel says she actually has severe iritis in her right eye and uveitis in her left. She added that this has never happened before and the eye specialists she is seeing seem to have it under control.

As for the Spice Girls reunion tour that kicks off in Dublin on Friday, Mel said she needs to find a “very cool Scary eye patch.”

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