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Two Kids Try Dressing as One Tall Man in Trenchcoat to Get Into ‘Black Panther’

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Two kids decided they wanted to go to the new Marvel superhero film “Black Panther,” but they didn’t want to pay for two movie tickets, so they tried to dupe the movie theater’s manager. The two young men went to the theater disguised as one “tall man” under a trench coat, but unsurprisingly, their plan didn’t…



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Trump Has Massive Twitter Meltdown Over the Russia Indictments

Over the past 24 hours, Donald Trump has unleashed a raging tweetstorm in response to the Russia indictments, furiously trying to vindicate himself, proclaim his innocence, and re-litigate his election.

In the history of Trump tweeting, it’s something to see.

The tweets started Friday, shortly after the news that Robert Mueller had indicted 13 Russian nationals for interfering in the U.S. political system.

Tweeted Trump: “Russia started their anti-US campaign in 2014, long before I announced that I would run for President. The results of the election were not impacted. The Trump campaign did nothing wrong – no collusion!”


He repeated the tweet the next day. Desperation.


Trump’s tweet was, of course, immediately disputed.


He then began trying to use supporting characters to support his false argument.





Wired adds: “Goldman maintains that the Russians were not trying to influence the election, in part, because they organized protests on “both sides,” which is true. Some of the Russians’ propaganda efforts were designed simply to cause confusion, distrust, and sow division. However that doesn’t mean they weren’t also attempting to do everything in their power to ensure Clinton wasn’t elected. The IRA had dozens of full-time employees and spent over $1 million a month on its efforts, according to the indictment.”

Trump then tried to predictably blame the FBI’s flub on rooting out the school shooter by repeating the conservative claim that it was because they were spending all their time trying to undermine him.


He then responded to remarks from his own national security adviser HR McMaster, who told an international audience that the indictments represented “incontrovertible” evidence that the Russians had meddled.

Tweeted Trump: “General McMaster forgot to say that the results of the 2016 election were not impacted or changed by the Russians and that the only Collusion was between Russia and Crooked H, the DNC and the Dems. Remember the Dirty Dossier, Uranium, Speeches, Emails and the Podesta Company!”


He then tried to further discredit the FBI with a claim about Obama.


He then made a spurious claim in response to some marks made by House Intelligence Committee member Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA).

Schiff had said to NBC News, of Russia’s cyber campaign: “We should have called them out much earlier. While I respect the motive in terms of the Obama administration, they didn’t want to be seen as meddling, the American people had a right to know what was going on and could be trusted to do the right thing with it. And they should have defended being more public and aggressive at the time, at least in my view.”


Trump then tried to walk back some of his statements from last year:


Before returning to Adam Schiff:


Finally, Trump tweeted this morning: “If it was the GOAL of Russia to create discord, disruption and chaos within the U.S. then, with all of the Committee Hearings, Investigations and Party hatred, they have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. They are laughing their asses off in Moscow. Get smart America!”

Which NY Times reporter Maggie Haberman declared “accurate.”



Stay tuned, it’s surely not over.

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Omarosa: ‘There’s Somebody in the White House Who’s Sleeping Around with Everybody’ – WATCH

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On Celebrity Big Brother, Beverly Hills housewife Brandi Glanville asked former White House aide Omarosa whether or not she slept with Donald Trump.

“Brandi!”, squealed Ross Mathews. “You cannot ask that question! … But I’d really like to know the answer.”

“Hell no,” replied Omarosa. “Now there is somebody in the White House who is sleeping around with everybody, but she is not me.”

Glanville went on to say that she had heard Apprentice contestants had slept with Donald Trump, but said that she had “never” heard Omarosa’s name.

“God no,” replied Omarosa. “I’m just ratings gold, that’s why…God that is disgusting.”

Omarosa has been unloading about her time in the White House since starting the show.

After a brief discussion about Trump’s immigration policies last week, Omarosa warned: “The crackdowns are happening and they’re aggressive, so they’re intentional, and they’re going to get worse. But don’t get me wrong. Obama administration was aggressive about deportation too. Nobody talks about it.”

She added: “We’re not okay. I’ve seen the plan. The round-up plan is getting more and more aggressive. He’s a numbers guy. He wants to outdo his predecessors.

“Can I just say this. As bad as y’all think Trump is, you would be worried about Pence. Everybody that’s wishing for impeachment might just want to reconsider their life. We would be begging for days of Trump back if Pence became president, that’s all I’m saying. He’s extreme. I’m Christian. I love Jesus, but he thinks Jesus tells him to say things. And I’m like, ‘Jesus ain’t say that.’ He’s scary.”

Last week, Omarosa told Ross Mathews about her time in the White House after he told her that he “never got” why she went there.

Omarosa told him that she felt it was a “call to duty” to her country, not Trump.

She said she was “haunted” by the president’s tweets “every single day” and “tried to be that person” to tell him to stop tweeting but that every time she tried “all of the people around him attacked me.”

“It was like, ‘keep her away from him, don’t get her access, don’t let her talk to him,’” she explained. “And Ivanka’s there, Jared’s there.”

Asked Mathews: “Who has that power to say ‘what’s going on?’”

“I don’t know. I’m not there,” replied Omarosa. “It’s not my circus, not my monkeys, I’d like to say not my problem but I can’t say that because — it’s bad.”

“Should we be worried?”, Mathews asked, to which Omarosa nods.

“It’s going to not be okay, it’s not. It’s so bad.”

Omarosa joined Shannon Elizabeth, Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Real Housewife Brandi Glanville, former NBA star Metta World Peace, UFC light heavyweight champ Chuck Liddell, actors James Maslow and Marissa Winokur, TV personality Ross Matthews and Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez on the show, which is set to run for 13 nights.

RECENTLY: Omarosa Lawyering Up, May Have Secretly Taped Confidential WH Conversations

In December, Omarosa said that reports she was fired and escorted from the White House after tripping alarms and trying to gain access to the Trump residence were “100 percent false.”

“I resigned and I didn’t do that in the residence, as is being reported. John Kelly and I sat down in the Situation Room, which is a very secure, very quiet room in the White house and we had a very candid conversation…I like to hear all these interesting tales but I have to tell you that they are 100 percent false. Where are the pictures or videos? If I had confronted John Kelly, who is a very formidable person, it would garner enough attention for anyone in the room to at least take a picture or a video or something.”

Omarosa also denied she tried to gain access to the residence or was escorted off:

“The White House is the most secure place in the world. It is ridiculous to assert that anyone would be able to violate the security parameters that is outlined in the most secure building in the world. Not only it is ridiculous but it is also absurd…I wouldn’t want anyone nonetheless myself, to be able to run around or cause a disruption because it is secure for that reason.”

When asked about the deactivation of her pass by the Secret Service, she claimed that her access was changed and restricted after she said she was resigning.

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Gus Kenworthy Gets Heartwrenching Reading from Hollywood Medium Tyler Henry: WATCH

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Shortly before heading off to PyeongChang, Gus Kenworthy taped an episode with Hollywood Medium Tyler Henry.

Kenworthy was hopeful about being enlightened regarding the death of his childhood best friend Brooks “Hoot” Brown. Kenworthy, who was 14 at the time, and two other friends witnessed Hoot’s tragic death in a snowcat snow-grooming machine accident after they had done a photoshoot at the top of a mountain. Hoot was caught under the tracks of the machine after falling off the side of it.

Kenworthy said he had survivor’s guilt compounded by the fact that he was in the closet at the time.

Said Kenworthy: “I didn’t think I wanted to continue skiing after Hoot passed away. I lost my best friend, like I just felt depressed and kinda like from that, decided to rise up and really continue with the things that I loved previously because I loved them and the things that he loved and if anything, try to put more emphasis on them to make a life out of them.

Added Kenworthy: “I know for myself, especially I was in the closet at the time, I mean hadn’t told anybody that I was gay. And when Hoot passed away, I remember wishing and feeling like had it been me that died instead, everyone would have just remembered me in this great way and no one would have ever had to know this secret, that I thought was like a dark secret. So I think I felt guilt that he had died and not me and he didn’t deserve to and I did.”

Henry came through for Kenworthy in a big way. Watch in the clip above.

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Gus Kenworthy’s Televised Olympic Kiss with Boyfriend Matthew Wilkas Was Medal-Worthy

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Screenshot: NBC via Outsports.


Social media lit up on Saturday when NBC aired a simple yet extraordinary kiss between Olympic free skier Gus Kenworthy and his boyfriend Matthew Wilkas before Kenworthy’s qualifying run in PyeongChang.

It was a moment that didn’t have to be televised but was, and made a huge difference in the lives of many watching around the world.

Said Wilkas to TIME, who seemed surprised that the kiss had generated such a commotion:  “That was like a peck. We should have made out in front of people….It’s unusual, right?…I would imagine it would be a huge moment for a young gay kid to see an awesome athlete so open and proud of himself and not caring what anyone thinks of his sexuality.”

Kenworthy failed to medal, finishing 12th in the men’s ski slopestyle final, but, as the New York Times noted, he won without making the podium:

If Kenworthy had to choose between winning a medal while leading a closeted existence or failing to grace the podium while living an authentic life, it wouldn’t be close.

“If you look at me, I’m bummed but I’m not sulking, I’m not crying,” he said, adding, “Being out at these Games has kind of meant the world to me, just getting to really be myself and be authentic. And I think landing a run in the final and getting on the podium obviously would have been icing on the cake, but even though it didn’t happen for me I still had a wonderful Olympic experience.”

Kenworthy also reacted after hearing his kiss with Wilkas had been televised: “That’s not something I had as a kid. I didn’t see a gay athlete at the Olympics kissing their boyfriend. I think if I had it would have made it a lot easier for me.”

Kenworthy had tweeted a photo of the couple earlier in the day: “My Seoul mate! So happy to have my bf, my family and some amazing friends here in Korea to cheer me on! Tomorrow’s the big day (tonight for y’all in the US) and win or lose I just wanna thank you all SO much for your support and encouragement. I wouldn’t be here without you.”


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Britney Spears Floors Gay Olympians Gus Kenworthy and Adam Rippon with Fangirl Tweets

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Britney spears kenworthy rippon

Amid everything else going on in PyeongChang, Olympic free skier Gus Kenworthy and figure skater Adam Rippon caught the attention of pop icon Britney Spears, who left them both gobsmacked on Twitter.

Said Spears to Kenworthy: “So proud of !! Hey , gimme, gimme more on the slopes today!!

To which Kenworthy replied: “Oh. My. God. Was really not prepared to wake up to this. Not sure how I’m gonna ski today because I’m LITERALLY dead now but I’m gonna go that extra mile for you, Britney! Ilysm!!! 😭❤ ”


A day earlier, the singer also shared her love for Adam Rippon: “Hey …. I just wanted let you know that I am a fan, I am not in denial, and that you are THE MOST FUN!! Keep making us all smile at the and good luck today”

 And Rippon replied in typically hilarious manner: “I could feel you on the ice with me @britneyspears. I now have an OVERWHELMING desire to post Instagram fashion shows, google stock imagines of corn, and paint on the balcony of my dorm in the Olympic village. Thank you for not being in denial, LOVE YOU”


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Advertisers Dump UK’s ‘Daily Mail’ Over Homophobic Column Blasting Dad-To-Be Tom Daley

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Tom Daley Dustin Lance Black baby

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A growing list of companies are pulling ads from Britain’s Daily Mail following a homophobic column by Richard Littlejohn blasting Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black for sharing an ultrasound photo of their baby on Valentine’s Day and having the gall to raise a child.

Said Littlejohn in the article: “I supported civil partnerships long before it was fashionable and I’d rather children were fostered by loving gay couples than condemned to rot in state-run institutions, where they face a better-than-average chance of being abused.That said, and despite the fact that countless single parents do a fantastic job, I still cling to the belief that children benefit most from being brought up by a man and a woman. Please don’t pretend two dads is the new normal”

He added: “What I also find slightly disconcerting is that this story was reported virtually everywhere without so much as a raised eyebrow, as if it would be impolite even to ask any questions about the parentage. For instance, is Daley or his husband the father? Was it Bill, or was it Ben? Or neither of them? More pertinently, never mind Who’s The Daddy? Who’s The Mummy?”


Among the companies that have taken action after being called out for advertising with the Daily Mail on Twitter: Natwest, Centre Parcs, Southbank Centre, and EA (Electronic Arts).






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