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Thomas Markle Shares Details of Personal Letter

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 13:04

Thomas Markle has shared what was written in the letter he claims was sent by daughter Meghan Markle. Although not-yet-verified as authentic, the handwritten letter was released to the Daily Mail on Saturday.

The five-page note begins with Duchess Meghan calling out her “Daddy” for all the pain he has caused and in doing so, breaking her “heart into a million pieces.” She continues with how she has supported her father both emotionally and financially, but the “attacks made at Harry” were the most “painful of all.”

To conclude, Meg begs her father to just stop talking to the tabloids and let them live their lives.

Thomas defended his decision to release the personal details of the letter, which he has had since last August, because he couldn’t’ take all the lies that were being spread about him. Hmm….

Kensington Palace has not commented on the letter.

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Mac Miller Worth Millions

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 12:49

Mac Miller was worth millions when he died. The rapper, who passed away last September, reportedly has an estate worth more than $4.48 million. The sum includes various checking, savings and money market accounts as well as 200 shares of Facebook stock worth more than $32k. It does not include any real estate he owned or other property such as cars, artwork or collectibles, meaning he could be worth a lot more.

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Baby #2 on Board for FGL

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 11:28

Baby #2 is on the way for Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard. The country singer, along with his wife Hayley Hubbard, announced the news at Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy Gala on Saturday night. The baby news comes just one year after the couple welcomed their first child, daughter Olivia Rose.

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Jen Turns 50!

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 11:27

Jennifer Aniston—who turns 50 today—celebrated her birthday with a big bash over the weekend. While many celebs were spotted, such as Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom, Courtney Cox, Lisa Kudrow and the Clooneys, one guest in particular really stood out. According to People, heads turned when Jenn’s ex-husband Brad Pitt casually strolled into the shindig.

The exes were married for 5 years, before allegations of cheating (which were mostly true) led to a divorce. Brad went on to marry Angelina Jolie (now divorced) and Jenn married Justin Theroux (also now divorced).

Possible reconciliation is in the works?

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R. Kelly Sales Skyrocket in Germany

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 11:25

R. Kelly may be taboo in the states, but in Germany, the show must go on…and in a bigger venue. According to TMZ, Kelly’s ticket sales are so hot in Deutschland right now that his scheduled show in Ludwigsburg in April had to get bumped to a bigger spot.

A spokesperson for the arena stated that although the singer is under investigation in the states, they are going to continue with the set plans, but have made contractual arrangements to cancel if need be.

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Pre-Drake Memorabilia

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 11:24

Fans are getting a shot at owning some pre-Drake memorabilia. A notebook full of lyrics, which was reportedly found in a dumpster near the rapper’s grandpa’s old furniture factory in Toronto, is being sold by Moments in Time for $32,500.

There are 20-25 pages of verses, full songs and musings all written by the young Canadian during his “Degrassi” days.

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The Dwayne That Could’ve Been

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 18:59

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was the Academy Awards’s first choice to host the awards show, he revealed on twitter. When one fan encouraged him to do the gig, The Rock responded that he was actually the first pick, and wanted to make the greatest show ever — but just couldn’t make it work around his shooting schedule for Jumanji. At this point there won’t be one formal host for the show, which airs Sunday, February 24.

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Amazon CEO Challenges Tabloid Over Alleged Blackmail

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 18:57

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says tabloid National Enquirer is blackmailing him over nude photos. In a blog post titled “No thank you, Mr. Pecker” (you can’t make this up) the world’s richest man says he was threatened with the publication of nude pics of him and suggestive photos of news anchor Lauren Sanchez, his mistress. Bezos alleges the threats are an attempt to blackmail him into silence over the tabloid’s investigations into his personal life, which Bezos believes are motivated by the parent company’s connections to President Trump.

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Green New Deal Details Revealed

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 18:57

The Democrats’ Socialist caucus rolled out details about their “Green New Deal” on Thursday, and it’s grim. The plan, allegedly the brainchild of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, calls for a “massive transformation of our society”—including:

  • Zero U.S. emissions within ten years
  • Retrofitting or replacing every building in the country to comply with green energy mandates
  • Build out new high speed rail to make air travel unnecessary (seriously)
  • Mandate all jobs be unionized
  • Ban nuclear energy

Not included in the plan’s details was any explanation of how the untold trillions of dollars it would cost would be paid for. Instead, it noted, “the question isn’t how will we pay for it, but what will we do with our new shared prosperity”.

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Virginia Senate Leader Consumed by Blackface Controversy

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 18:57

A state senator is the latest Virginia politician to be consumed by the wave of scandal rocking that state. Virginia Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment, a Republican, was editor of the Virginia Military Institute’s 1968 yearbook, which featured Confederate flags, people in blackface, and racial slurs. In a statement released Thursday, Norment said he wasn’t in any of the controversial photos and can’t take responsibility for every piece of content. The state’s Democrat governor, lieutenant governor, and attorney general are all embroiled in scandals of their own.

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Late Night Comics Dodge Blackface Controversy

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 18:56

Late night talk show hosts have been suspiciously silent on the “blackface” controversies roiling Virginia politics. Both Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon avoided the subject on their Monday night monologues—but that may be because both have donned blackface themselves throughout their careers. Other late night hosts, however, were quick to pounce on the Virginia scandals.

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Apple to Turn Over Stone’s iCloud Data

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 18:56

Apple has agreed to turn over Roger Stone’s iCloud account to special Robert Mueller’s investigation. This comes three years after the company refused to hand over to the federal government access to the devices used by the San Bernardino terrorists who killed and injured dozens in a mass shooting. At the time the company said turning over the info would set a bad precedent. Now, Apple is giving up Stone’s cloud data without a fight.

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Post-Speech Poll Shows Small Trump Bounce

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 18:56

A new Rasmussen poll shows an uptick in President Trump’s job approval. As of the Thursday poll, taken days after the State of the Union address, 49 percent said they approve of the president’s job performance, up from 48 percent just before the speech.

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Report: U.S. Oil Production to Explode in Next Decade

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 18:55

A new Energy Information Administration report finds that U.S. domestic oil production is expected to explode over the next decade as other producers struggle to fulfill growing global demand. The report finds domestic crude production is expected to grow 34 percent between 2018 and 2028.

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Ocasio-Cortez Not Serving on House “Climate Crisis Committee”

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 18:55

Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was passed over for a spot on the House Climate Crisis Committee, but insists it wasn’t a snub. The Socialist from New York is alleged to be the brainchild behind the “Green New Deal,” but she wasn’t appointed to the committee that would deal with the issue. She claims she turned down on a offer to serve on the committee.

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Schiff Hires Former White House Aide

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 18:55

Rep. Adam Schiff has President Trump and White House staff irate after hiring a former West Wing staffer to work for his House Intel Committee. Trump tweeted that the hiring of former National Security Council aide Abigail Grace amounts to “stealing people” from the White House, but Schiff said it’s common for the intel committee to hire people from the intel community.

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Hit List: February 8, 2019

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 18:10
  1. Jeff Bezos is fighting back against The Enquirer. He published online the magazine’s list of compromising photos it was prepared to publish online if he didn’t stop his personal investigation into how text messages between him and his mistress were ever leaked in the first place. He’s now getting divorced because of The Enquirer’s snooping.

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Pelosi Says Trump’s Call for Late-Term Abortion Ban a “Sad Thing”

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 19:19

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi offered a muddled response to President Trump’s call for legislation banning late-term abortion at Tuesday night’s State of the Union address. It’s a “sad thing” that the president turned the conversation to late-term abortions and that he hopes his family “never has to face that crisis and apply his attitude toward it,” she told The Daily Caller. Trump called for federal legislation banning the abortion of children in the womb who can feel pain.

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Overwhelmingly Positive Reaction to Trump Speech

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 19:18

Reactions to President Trump’s State of the Union speech were positive—big league. CBS and CNN both conducted instant polls immediately after the speech—both finding 76 percent of those who watched approved of the speech. CBS found 72 percent approved of Trump’s immigration ideas and 82 percent of independents approved of the speech as a whole, while CNN found 59 percent had a “very positive” overall reaction. 

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Cohen Testimony Delayed Again

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 19:18

Michael Cohen’s testimony before Congress has been delayed….again. The Trump Organization “fixer” turned informant was supposed to appear before the House Intelligence Committee this week, but committee chairman Rep. Adam Schiff said those plans have been put back to Feb. 28th “in the interests of the investigation.” He’s of course referring to the ongoing Robert Mueller investigation.

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