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Meghan Markle Almost Dated a Different Brit

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 12:09

Meghan Markle almost ended up with someone other than Prince Harry. According to The Sun, the Duchess sent secret messages to “X Factor” singer Matt Cardie months before she was set up with Harry.

Nothing ever happened between the two of them though. Matt ended up “ghosting her” when she suggested they meet up because he had met and started dating his now girlfriend Amber Hernaman.

Journalist Kate Hind said that following her divorce, Meghan wanted to find love in London and kept in touch with UK media contacts until she started secretly dating Harry.

Kensington Palace said they are not commenting on the story.

Sophie Turner & Joe Jonas Had Cold Feet Before Wedding

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 11:58

Sophie Turner revealed that she and Joe Jonas broke-up for 24 hours shortly before their May 1 walk down the aisle. The “Game of Thrones” actress told The Sunday Times that they both had a “bit of panic” but then 24 hours later were like “never mind.”

She called it the “worst 24 hours” of her life.

Whitney Houston Hologram Tour In The Works

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 11:56

Seven years after her death, Whitney Houston’s estate has unveiled plans for a hologram tour. In an interview with The New York Times, the late singer’s sister-in-law Pat Houston said the tour would include the songs, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)” and “The Greatest Love Of All.”

Whitney’s original band and backup singers have already signed on for the tour, along with her brother, Gary Houston, who had previously provided backup vocals at some of her concerts.

The tour is still in the works, so no dates have been released.

Investments Key To White House’s Middle East Peace Plan

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 23:22

The White House is rolling out a new Middle East peace plan. Key to the plan will be an economic “workshop” to spur investment in places like the West Bank, Gaza Strip and the wider region, according to Trump administration officials. “…People are letting their grandfathers’ conflict destroy their childrens’ futures,” said Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law who is spearheading the effort.

2020 Dems Focus On Supreme Court

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 23:21

Deja vu? The Democrats are taking a page out of President Trump’s old playbook by making the Supreme Court a core presidential campaign issue in 2020. Abortion rights are about to be eliminated, they’re claiming, as President Trump re-shapes the courts with younger, conservative judges. And for many leftist activists, it’s an inspiring message, especially after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stonewalled the nomination of Merrick Garland to the high court by failed former president Barack Obama after Justice Antonin Scalia’s death.

GOP Rep Sees Case For Impeachment

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 23:21

Another member of the House is agitating for President Trump’s impeachment—and he’s a Republican. Rep. Justin Amash, of Michigan, became the first Republican to declare that President Trump committed impeachable offenses, and that attorney general William Barr purposefully misconstrued special counsel Robert Mueller’s report. “Contrary to Barr’s portrayal, Mueller’s report reveals that President Trump engaged in specific actions and a pattern of behavior that meet the threshold for impeachment,” Amash wrote on Facebook. Amash pointed to the fact that, technically, impeachment doesn’t require probable cause and is really a political judgment more than a matter of criminal justice.

Millennials Worse Off Financially Than Previous Generations

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 23:20

The Millennial generation is lagging behind all living previous generations in key financial measures. Many began their working life at the bottom of the great recession, and Americans born between 1981 and 1996 have since failed to match every other living generation in wealth, property, marriage rates, and family size, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Buttigieg Misses Mark On Late-Term Abortion Stats

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 23:19

Democrat candidate Pete Buttigieg is unimpressed with the recent late-term abortion debate. “Less than one percent” of abortions occur in the third trimester, he claimed during Sunday town hall debate on Fox News. But ol’ Mayor Pete isn’t giving the whole picture—even that tiny one percent amounts to more than seven times the number of people killed in mass shootings in the United States since 1966. Asked by Fox host Chris Wallace if he is OK with a woman getting an abortion well into the third trimester, Buttigieg insisted the scenario is a “hypothetical” only designed to get people worked up.

MEANWHILE, President Trump is criticizing Fox News for hosting the town hall, the third such event the network has held with a Democrat candidate. “Hard to believe @FoxNews is wasting airtime on Mayor Pete,” Trump tweeted, going on to say he likes Chris Wallace’s father, Mike Wallace better, and comparing Buttigieg to “Alfred E. Newman,” (the Mad Magazine cartoon kid).

Pete Does Fox

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 23:09

“Mayor Pete” Buttigieg got a standing ovation at a Fox News town hall Sunday night. It was held in New Hampshire and hosted by Chris Wallace.

President Trump slammed Fox for airing the town hall on Twitter.

Federal Gas Tax Hike?

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 23:07

Rumors are swirling that the Trump Administration could push for an increased gas tax to fund infrastructure projects. But chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and budget director Russ Vought are telling lawmakers and allies in private meetings the move is totally off the table.

ICE Outsources

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 23:04

The federal government has posted an open bid for a private firm to handle transportation of illegal immigrants as they await court hearings and processing. The contract would require booking flights and travel for nearly 60,000 people a year.

It specifically calls for treating unaccompanied minors and families with “dignity and respect.”

Iran Showdown Continues

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 23:01

President Trump has threatened Iran with swift and decisive conflict if it continues to tussle with American interests abroad. He tweeted, “If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United States again!”

It’s unclear what specifically caused the tweet — maybe he has some intel the rest of us don’t.

“Game of Thrones” Wraps Up

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 22:58

The Watch has ended: Game of Thrones is over.

The finale received immediately mixed reviews online, seeming to favor the discontented. Even ahead of the premiere, actress Sophie Turner told The Sunday Times, “It’s a great ending, from my perspective, it’s very satisfying … But I think a lot of people will be upset too.”

For a show that built its following on unexpected twists and inherently uncomfortable drama, perhaps a “satisfying ending” wasn’t the best route.

“She Pulled a Jussie!!”

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 14:50

Blac Chyna is insisting she was the victim—not the aggressor—in an altercation with her hairdresser. Sources close to the situation told TMZ that the model’s team has spoken with authorities about last weekends incident and even told them that the woman “pulled a Jussie Smollett” by filing a false police report.

Chyna plans to sue for damages to her car and her home.

Honey Boo Boo Living with Big Sister

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 14:44

Alana Thompson aka Honey Boo Boo has been living with her big sister Lauryn aka Pumpkin while her mom, June Shannon enjoys the casino life with her felon boyfriend. A source says, the “Mama June: Not to Hot” stars understand their mom is going through something and are choosing to keep their distance.

Diablo Recovering After Psych Hold

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 14:41

DJ Diablo is doing well after his involuntary psych hold following an apparent suicide attempt. The DJ was spotted in West Hollywood with Lil Xan on Saturday night and reflected on his downward spiral, saying that one of his missions now is to spread awareness about mental illness and how to take steps to stay in check.

A few weeks back, D wrote an alarming message on Instagram. His friends called the cops to do a welfare check and he was placed on a 5150 psychiatric hold.

Weekend Box Office: May 20, 2019

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 14:30

10. Uglydolls: $1.6 million (down from 7)

9. Poms: $2.1 million (down from 6)

8. The Sun Is Also a Star: $2.6 million (new)

7. Long Shot: $3.4 million (down from 5)

6. The Intruder (2019): $4 million (down from 4)

5. The Hustle: $6.1 million (down from 3)

4. A Dog’s Journey: $8 million (new)

3. Pokemon Detective Pikachu: $24 million (down from 2)

2. Avengers: Endgame: $29.4 million (down from 1)

1. John Wick: Chapter 3-Parabellum: $57 million (new)

Mega Millions: May 20, 2019

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 06:13

No winner for Friday night’s Mega Millions’ drawing. Tomorrow night’s drawing will be for $367 million or a $228 million cash payout.

Powerball: May 20, 2019

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 06:11

No winner for Saturday night’s Powerball drawing. Wednesday night’s drawing will be for $288 million or a $180.3 million cash payout.

RIP, Grumpy Cat

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 14:32

Grumpy Cat has died. The frowning feline, whose cranky expression launched a thousand memes, passed away Tuesday morning May 14 due to complications from a urinary tract infection. She was 7.