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Immigrants ‘must respect our culture’ says Culture Secretary Sajid Javid

IMMIGRANTS should learn English and respect the British way of life, the UK’s first Asian Secretary of State said yesterday......»»

Category: topSource: expressJul 15th, 2017

Shahs of Sunset's Mercedes 'MJ' Javid Is Married! - PEOPLE.com

PEOPLE.comShahs of Sunset's Mercedes 'MJ' Javid Is Married!PEOPLE.comThe Shahs of Sunset star tied the knot with her fiancé Tommy Feight on Saturday as reported by E! News. Costar Mike Shouhed showed off his black-tie outfit on Instagram, also captioning his selfie on Instagram Story with a red heart emoji. Javid and ...Shahs of Sunset's Mercedes ''MJ'' Javid Marries Tommy FeightE! Online'Shahs of Sunset' Star Mercedes 'MJ' Javid Marries Tommy FeightUs Weekly'Shahs of Sunset' Star Mercedes 'MJ' Javid Is MarriedEntertainment Tonightall 5 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsApr 22nd, 2018

Immigrants ‘must respect our culture’ says Culture Secretary Sajid Javid

IMMIGRANTS should learn English and respect the British way of life, the UK’s first Asian Secretary of State said yesterday......»»

Category: topSource: expressJul 15th, 2017

Shahs Of Sunset Star Mercedes "MJ" Javid"s Upcoming Wedding Will Be Hater-Free!

Mercedes "MJ" Javid will be a "Mrs." very soon! As seen on the fifth season of Shahs Of Sunset, the real estate agent and Tommy Feight got engaged, but their relationship hasn't always been a fairytale! Related: Golnesa 'GG' Gharachedaghi Discusses Her One Month Marriage Recently, the Bravolebrity spoke to E! News about the ups and downs [...] Mercedes "MJ" Javid will be a "Mrs." very soon! As seen on the fifth season of Shahs Of Sunset, the real estate agent and Tommy Feight got engaged, but their relationship hasn't always been a fairytale! Related: Golnesa 'GG' Gharachedaghi Discusses Her One Month Marriage Recently, the Bravolebrity spoke to E! News about the ups and downs she's experienced in the past year. "We got engaged a year in and then we went through a lot of ups and downs with family and just a lot of life curveballs and it's particularly going to be shown this season on the show... My dad took a turn for his health and honestly, we moved our residence, Tommy and I moved in together." However, all of the drama actually brought her and her man closer together! Who knew?? "All of these stressful things just made our bond even tighter and when you have so many important life things happening, you don't pick fights with each other. You just want to stay sane and have as much gratitude and support for one another. That makes me even more excited to be engaged and planning a wedding." In terms of her wedding, MJ will be wearing a Pedram Couture dress, and friend/costar Reza Farahan will be a member of the wedding party. Miz Javid wants to keep her guest list relatively small, which means haters are definitely NOT invited! "I want the celebration to be as small and intimate as possible... Maybe 200-ish and you won't be there if you were rooting for us to fail." While the Persian beauty is working on her fitness with trainer Craig Ramsay, she isn't just getting ready for her nuptials! "I want to get healthy not just for the wedding, but also to be able to—God willing—try to get pregnant and chase some babies around a park." Just like cast member Asa Soltan Rahmati -- who gave birth to her first baby on January 20, 2017 -- Mercedes hopes to be a mother one day! We're rooting for you, girl! [Image via Mercedes "MJ" Javid/Instagram.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJul 21st, 2017

Shahs of Sunset's Mercedes ''MJ'' Javid Marries Tommy Feight - E! Online

E! OnlineShahs of Sunset's Mercedes ''MJ'' Javid Marries Tommy FeightE! OnlineMJ is a married woman! Shahs of Sunset star Mercedes "MJ" Javid tied the knot with longtime boyfriend Tommy Feight, E! News has learned. As we exclusively revealed, the reality TV fixture gathered her closest family, friends and Shahs co-stars for a ...'Shahs of Sunset' Star Mercedes 'MJ' Javid Marries Tommy FeightUs Weekly'Shahs of Sunset' Star Mercedes 'MJ' Javid Is MarriedEntertainment Tonightall 5 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsApr 22nd, 2018

Donald Trump Apparently Believes Haitian People "All Have AIDS," According To New NYT Scoop

We already knew this was the case, but… Donald Trump is a fuckin' disgrace. The New York Times has a new, long piece out on Saturday investigating Trump's immigration policies and the effects he's had on immigrants here in America, and there's one HUGE tidbit that stands out in the piece. Apparently, back in June, Trump walked [...] We already knew this was the case, but... Donald Trump is a fuckin' disgrace. The New York Times has a new, long piece out on Saturday investigating Trump's immigration policies and the effects he's had on immigrants here in America, and there's one HUGE tidbit that stands out in the piece. Apparently, back in June, Trump walked into a meeting about immigration and his travel ban and said some incredibly derogatory things about immigrants coming to the United States from several different countries. Related: Trump's Buddy Roy Moore Can't Stop Stepping On His Own Dick Per the Times, Trump walked into a meeting with senior staffers carrying a sheet of paper that had numbers of how many immigrants had entered America from various countries. Reading from the list, Trump would interject his own bigoted opinions alongside. More than 15,000 people had come to the United States from Haiti, which prompted the President to comment that "they al have AIDS." Almost 40,000 had come to the U.S. from Nigeria, at which point Trump noted that they'd "never go back to their huts in Africa" after seeing America. And more than 2,500 people had come from Afghanistan, the President read, reportedly noting they were probably all "terrorists." What. The. Fuck. This is how the leader of the free world really thinks when he's behind closed doors, y'all. Mad about his immigration ban, The Donald decided to take it out on the least among us -- immigrants, often from impoverished nations -- and apparently he sees nothing wrong with it. Related: The Internet Reacts To Accused Child Molester Roy Moore's Senate Election Results! His PR flack, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, released a statement on Saturday morning denying that story from June (below): "General Kelly, General McMaster, Secretary Tillerson, Secretary Nielsen and all other senior staff actually in the meeting deny these outrageous claims. It's both sad and telling The New York Times would print the lies of their anonymous ‘sources' anyway." And yet, multiple sources confirmed the exchange and the following meetings about immigration. And, it continues to fit a pattern of Trump disparaging minorities, immigrants, and pretty much everybody but rich, old, straight white men. Hmmm. It's all unbelievable -- and yet, sadly, very believable. Read the whole Times piece HERE. [Image via Newspix.pl /WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonDec 23rd, 2017

VIDEO: Javid: Licence fee "a large amount"

Culture Secretary Sajid Javid tells Andrew Marr the BBC's annual licence fee of £145.50 is "a large amount for families"......»»

Category: topSource: bbc.co.ukMay 30th, 2017

Donald Trump Compares Immigrants To Rodents By Claiming Sanctuary Cities Have A "Breeding" Problem!

Donald Trump has always used blatant racism in his rhetoric — but now it seems he's terrifyingly closer than ever to basically calling for immigrant extermination. Don't believe us? Just look at the president's latest tweet, where he claimed Californians were fed up with the "breeding concept" of undocumented immigrants in sanctuary cities. Related: Trump-Supporting Terrorists Found [...] Donald Trump has always used blatant racism in his rhetoric -- but now it seems he's terrifyingly closer than ever to basically calling for immigrant extermination. Don't believe us? Just look at the president's latest tweet, where he claimed Californians were fed up with the "breeding concept" of undocumented immigrants in sanctuary cities. Related: Trump-Supporting Terrorists Found Guilty Of Bomb Plot! Arguing that people in the state prefered his own tough immigration policies to those of Gov. Jerry Brown, he tweeted: There is a Revolution going on in California. Soooo many Sanctuary areas want OUT of this ridiculous, crime infested & breeding concept. Jerry Brown is trying to back out of the National Guard at the Border, but the people of the State are not happy. Want Security & Safety NOW! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 18, 2018 "Infested" "Breeding" There is no documented "breeding concept" in regards to sanctuary cities, so Trump's words should be taken literally here. Meaning, he's saying sanctuary cities have a pest problem because it's where immigrants breed. You know, breeding -- the word people generally only use to refer to animals, especially rodents. This racist POS might as well have said to make sure all immigrants are spayed and neutered! We get you say you want to put America first, Donny, but dehumanizing immigrants to this extent is bordering on genocide talk. [Image via Johnny Louis/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonApr 19th, 2018

Minister urges "culture for all"

Culture Secretary Sajid Javid urges the arts community to ensure "culture is for everyone" during his first keynote speech in Bristol......»»

Category: topSource: bbc.co.ukJun 14th, 2017

Trump-Supporting Terrorists Found Guilty Of Plot To Bomb Kansas Apartment Complex!

It's like one of those crazy conspiracy theories where you connect all the dots on a bulletin board with red string, Homeland-style. Only there's just the two dots: Donald Trump whips up irrational fear of Muslim immigrants, right wing nutjobs decide to bomb Muslim immigrants. Video: Colbert Grills James Comey About Trump, Hillary, & 'The Pee Pee [...] It's like one of those crazy conspiracy theories where you connect all the dots on a bulletin board with red string, Homeland-style. Only there's just the two dots: Donald Trump whips up irrational fear of Muslim immigrants, right wing nutjobs decide to bomb Muslim immigrants. Video: Colbert Grills James Comey About Trump, Hillary, & 'The Pee Pee Tape' That seems to be the simple explanation for the crimes of Curtis Allen, Gavin Wright, and Patrick Stein (insert, above), who were found guilty on Wednesday of one count of conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction and one count of conspiracy against civil rights. The Kansas trio planned to plant bombs at a local apartment complex where several Somali refugees lived, as well as the local mosque where they worship. The plot was discovered when a fellow militia member disturbed by all the talk of real violence became an informant for the FBI, wearing a wire for months! Hours of recordings revealed discussions of how best to kill all the "cockroaches" -- their name for Muslim immigrants -- and picking out different targets using Google Earth before deciding on the mosque and nearby apartment building. Related: Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Has Been 'Under Criminal Investigation' For MONTHS! They planned the attack for the day after the 2016 election -- so as not to hurt Trump's chances (For real! They referred to him as "The Man"!) -- at prayer time when the most victims, as Stein was heard saying, would be "packed in like sardines" so the explosion would make "Jello out of their insides." Defense attorneys argued the discussions weren't plans, just talk protected by the First Amendment. Sorry, but making plans to murder innocent people isn't "free speech". The men tested real bombs, and Stein was arrested delivering 300 lbs of fertilizer to undercover FBI agents he thought were going to make explosives for him. That doesn't sound like "just talk" to us. And it didn't to Attorney General Jeff Sessions either. He reacted to the verdict by saying: "The defendants in this case acted with clear premeditation in an attempt to kill people on the basis of their religion and national origin. That's not just illegal ― it's immoral and unacceptable, and we're not going to stand for it. Law enforcement saved lives in this case." Trump himself has not commented on the case. He has, however, attacked the FBI many times over the past few months. [Image via Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office/CNN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonApr 18th, 2018

"Shahs of Sunset" Star Mercedes Javid -- "F*** the Drought!"

"Shahs of Sunset" star Mercedes Javid sees nothing wrong with shamelessly washing her car for a photo op ...declaring, "F*** the drought!"Javid was out Tuesday night at Bootsy Bellows in West Hollywood and she's clearly wasted. When our photog….....»»

Category: topSource: tmzSep 10th, 2014

Department Of Defense Advises Military To Ignore Trump"s Transgender Ban Until He Actually Explains It!

On Wednesday, Donald Trump blindsided America with a decision to ban transgender people from serving in the U.S. military. The Department of Defense was just as caught off guard as the rest of the country — so much that it plans on completely ignoring the policy change until POTUS actually clarifies what he meant by it! Video: [...] On Wednesday, Donald Trump blindsided America with a decision to ban transgender people from serving in the U.S. military. The Department of Defense was just as caught off guard as the rest of the country -- so much that it plans on completely ignoring the policy change until POTUS actually clarifies what he meant by it! Video: Late Night SOUNDS OFF On Trump's Transgender Military Ban! The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, made up of senior uniformed leaders in the DoD, advised that the U.S. military will not make any changes to its transgender policy until Trump goes through the proper channels. Chairman Joe Dunford said in a memo to military leaders on Thursday: "I know there are questions about yesterday's announcement on the transgender policy by the president. There will be no modifications to the current policy until the president's direction has been received by the secretary of defense and the secretary has issued implementation guidance. In the meantime, we will continue to treat all of our personnel with respect." Seeing as the Clown in Chief lacks any ability to do things by the book, this could take a while. Things were hectic at the Pentagon on Wednesday following the president announcing plans to reinstate the transgender military ban lifted over a year ago under Barack Obama. But Defense officials were especially worried after Trump's first tweet, fearing that he was getting ready to announce strikes on North Korea or some other huge military action. Related: Trump Declares That America Is A GOD WORSHIPPING Country! Many were left biting their nails for nine minutes between Trump's first and second tweet -- as the president loves to keep us in suspense, like this is one giant fucking episode of The Apprentice. Ugh. Even after Trump's following tweets revealed a personnel change, Pentagon officials did not get much more clarity. Vice Admiral Robert Burke, who is chief of Naval Personnel, also sent a memo Thursday noting the office of the secretary of defense "is working to quickly discern the President's intent." Makes us wonder what "Generals and military experts" Trump spoke with before making this decision... Burke also revealed that currently serving trans members will continue to receive medical treatment, writing: "Treating service members with dignity and respect is something we expect from our Sailors at all times." At least our defense leaders know how to respect and honor the troops that serve our country. Wish we could say the same for the president!.....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJul 27th, 2017

J.K. Rowling’s ‘Fantastic Beasts’ to Shoot at U.K.’s Leavesden Studios

MUNICH — J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter spinoff “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is to shoot at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden in the U.K., it was confirmed by Warner Bros. Thursday. U.K. Culture Secretary Sajid Javid announced the news .....»»

Category: topSource: varietyMay 1st, 2017

Could the BBC licence fee be scrapped?

THE television licence fee could be in line for drastic cuts or even abolition, new Culture Secretary Sajid Javid has signalled today......»»

Category: topSource: expressMay 30th, 2017

Donald Trump VS The NFL — Everything You Need To Know!

What could the President of the United States of America possibly have to gain by fighting with the NFL?? Well, when you're talking about Donald Trump, there actually are a couple good reasons. (And by "good" we mean horrific.) Let's rewind. Related: Like John Oliver Did Last Night For Megyn Kelly — OUCH! On Friday night, Trump was holding [...] What could the President of the United States of America possibly have to gain by fighting with the NFL?? Well, when you're talking about Donald Trump, there actually are a couple good reasons. (And by "good" we mean horrific.) Let's rewind. Related: Like John Oliver Did Last Night For Megyn Kelly -- OUCH! On Friday night, Trump was holding a rally in Alabama -- yes, our sitting president who has been in office less than a year regularly holds campaign-style rallies to inflate his ego -- in which he made some inflammatory remarks about protesting football players. In short, he said NFL owners should fire the players who kneel during the National Anthem. And he said it in the crudest way: "Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! He's fired. He's fired!'" Yep. Our president used an expletive in a public speech attacking private citizens who are peacefully protesting. Though he didn't mention Colin Kaepernick by name, he is at the vanguard of this controversy. So his mom responded to the "son of a bitch" comment with an AMAZING quip: Guess that makes me a proud bitch! — Teresa Kaepernick (@B4IleaveU) September 23, 2017 It should be noted in that same speech he also rattled off the opinion that penalties for hitting too hard, installed to protect players from concussions, are "ruining the game." Shortly after this, Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry was so offended by this (and presumably everything that came before) he decided not to attend the traditional visit by the NBA champs to the White House. In response, Trump officially, publicly disinvited him. CLICK HERE FOR MORE! Guy. Everyone knows you can't un-invite someone after they said they weren't coming! It turns you from a loser into an ANGRY loser. Even middle school student body presidents wouldn't make that mistake. Damn. Or as LeBron James put it: U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain't going! So therefore ain't no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up! — LeBron James (@KingJames) September 23, 2017 Ha! But Trump had moved on from a feud with a specific player. He decided he wanted to take on the entire NFL. On Saturday, Drumpf doubled down: If a player wants the privilege of making millions of dollars in the NFL,or other leagues, he or she should not be allowed to disrespect.... — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 23, 2017 ...our Great American Flag (or Country) and should stand for the National Anthem. If not, YOU'RE FIRED. Find something else to do! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 23, 2017 If you haven't seen it, longtime sports journalist Bob Costas gave an epic response to this argument, pointing out that peaceful protest and dissent are some of the most patriotic things you can do in a free country. CLICK HERE FOR MORE After NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Trump's comments showed an "unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players," Trump responded: Roger Goodell of NFL just put out a statement trying to justify the total disrespect certain players show to our country.Tell them to stand! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 23, 2017 On Sunday, he actually encouraged his followers to boycott watching the games: If NFL fans refuse to go to games until players stop disrespecting our Flag & Country, you will see change take place fast. Fire or suspend! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 24, 2017 This is clearly on very shaky ground ethically -- the POTUS directing people to boycott a private American business -- and he's already had a complaint filed against him with the Office of Government Ethics. Oh, and if you're like us and know to look for the tweet from Barack Obama's presidency that proves Trump is being a total hypocrite about this, look no further: President should not be telling the Washington Redskins to change their name-our country has far bigger problems! FOCUS on them,not nonsense — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 8, 2013 Every time. So on Sunday when it came time for football players to stand for the National Anthem, all eyes were on their reactions, which... varied. At latest count more than 200 players league-wide didn't stand for the anthem. Trump's friend Tom Brady doesn't have his back. The Pittsburg Steelers didn't show up on the field at all! CLICK HERE FOR MORE Trump was so unhappy about all this he may even have snuck a lewd gesture onto live TV. You can decide that one for yourself. Trump was undeterred. Obviously. But on Monday morning, he did tweet a clarification, as once again he didn't like being called out as a racist: The issue of kneeling has nothing to do with race. It is about respect for our Country, Flag and National Anthem. NFL must respect this! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 25, 2017 Except it DOES have to do with race. You can't say the intent of these players has nothing to do with race when they're flat-out saying it's about race. It's about injustice along racial lines, specifically when it comes to police brutality. Police keep getting away with killing unarmed black citizens. But the surge in players kneeling this Sunday was in unity AGAINST Trump's awful comments attacking players and their freedom of speech. We know because THAT'S WHAT THEY'RE SAYING ABOUT IT! And they aren't alone. Many celebrities have come out in support of the protesting. CLICK HERE FOR MORE So with all of this support on the other side, for the NFL, for freedom of speech, for African Americans looking for justice, why would Trump take the position he's taking? Two reasons: 1. His Base We already know by Trump's inability to condemn the neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, equating the white supremacists with those counter-protesting, that Trump is unwilling to go against his base. Let's be honest here. Trump ran on a platform of hate. He painted Mexicans as criminals as he threw his hat in the ring. He regularly fans the flames of Islamophobia. His wall, aside from being completely idiotic, is as xenophobic a policy as we've ever heard. The first time he even dipped his toe into the political world was to declare Obama wasn't really an American. So his core supporters, the ones he's courted from the beginning, are racists. And he can't lose them. They're all he has left. Besides the cowardly Republican party that let him hijack them we mean. 2. Ego Trump KNOWS so much of this is about him. He's the one who is embarrassing and demeaning our country, he's the one making us all look bad, he's the one emboldening Nazis. It's 2017, and we have a Nazi problem! Let that soak in. He's making every problem with our country worse. So as the leader of the United States, he takes it as a personal slight when players kneel during its anthem, when they don't stand for the flag. And we know how he reacts to criticism. And he's petty enough to start a war with an organization like the NFL over it. So there you go. [Image via Instagram.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonSep 25th, 2017

Dwayne Johnson Poses On Top of the World for "Ebony" Cover!

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson‘s muscles bulge out of his sweater on the cover of Ebony‘s December 2017/January 2018 issue. The 45-year-old actor, whose movie Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle hits theaters in December, posed on top of the Shangri-La Hotel in Vancouver while in town shooting his upcoming movie Rampage. The shoot features photos by [...] Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson‘s muscles bulge out of his sweater on the cover of Ebony‘s December 2017/January 2018 issue. The 45-year-old actor, whose movie Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle hits theaters in December, posed on top of the Shangri-La Hotel in Vancouver while in town shooting his upcoming movie Rampage. The shoot features photos by Gavin Bond, creative direction by Courtney Walter, an interview by Alicia Quarles, and production by Bianca Grey. Here is what Dwayne shared about black power: “Black power means influence, identity and respect. The influence part is the ability to influence people in a powerful way. We are finding that out now. Sometimes the loudest voice isn’t necessarily the most influential, but the most positive action is. The other one would be identity. It is invaluable to have a real sense of identity and to know who you are and where you came from and to understand your roots. It lets you move forward in life in a positive way. It’s connected to the most powerful thing. The most powerful thing you can be is yourself,” he said. “Black power is respect,” he continued. “It’s something we all crave. Respect is given when it’s earned. To me, respect is earned through positive actions. For example, the protests we are seeing with our football players, our athletes. Some view it as a sign of disrespect. I view it as a sign of craving respect. It’s a cry for respect, a call for action to our leaders who have that positive, powerful influence. For more from The Rock, visit Ebony.com!.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredNov 30th, 2017

Ryan Seacrest Says All Sexual Misconduct Allegations Should Get "Fair Review" After Being "Wrongly Accused"

Ryan Seacrest reflects on a "gut-wrenching" period of his life… Back in November 2017, a former E! stylist accused the TV personality of alleged misconduct that took place over a decade ago. Earlier this month, the network's investigation "found insufficient evidence to support the claims against Seacrest and therefore could not be substantiated." Related: Kelly Ripa & [...] Ryan Seacrest reflects on a "gut-wrenching" period of his life... Back in November 2017, a former E! stylist accused the TV personality of alleged misconduct that took place over a decade ago. Earlier this month, the network's investigation "found insufficient evidence to support the claims against Seacrest and therefore could not be substantiated." Related: Kelly Ripa & Ryan Seacrest Go ALL OUT For Halloween! On Monday night, the Live with Kelly and Ryan cohost wrote a guest column for The Hollywood Reporter titled "What Happened After I Was Wrongly Accused of Harassment" where he opens up about the controversy. While radio DJ knew there "was no merit to the allegations," he says he was concerned with how the scandal would affect his longstanding career and reputation. He reveals: "To have my workplace conduct questioned was gut-wrenching. I've always aimed to treat all of my colleagues with honesty, respect, kindness and compassion. Yet, I knew, regardless of the confidence I had that there was no merit to the allegations, my name would likely soon appear on the lists of those suspected of despicable words and deeds. The pressures of our overflowing newsfeeds would insist on it." Though he supports the women who "sought to bring attention to the systemic gender inequality that has occurred for decades," he believes every accusation must be given "a swift and fair review." "Most of us agree that the presumption of innocence is an important standard. We are taught early on that it's essential to see all sides, to give everyone a chance to explain and to check for exculpatory evidence that may have been missed. At a time when improper interactions between men and women, particularly in the workplace, are part of a national conversation, we must find a way to ensure that everyone — the public, private and public institutions, accusers and alleged accused — is given the opportunity for a swift and fair review." Despite what he's been through, Seacrest wants "to be part of the change, the progress, that is coming." The American Idol star adds: "We all have the right to be treated equally, regardless of our gender, race, faith, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or other status. We find ourselves in extraordinary times in American culture. We live with near constant change, disruption and public discourse. I realize the morals and values, the decency, we've perhaps taken for granted, individually and as citizens of the world, are in question. Worse, at risk. I do not take these things for granted." Read the full letter (below): "I do not take things for granted. Every day I am living my childhood dream because of the efforts of so many other people. I do my best to show and express my gratitude to my co-hosts, producers, guests, audiences, executives, partners and fans for the privilege of their collaboration and participation, and for the unwavering support of my loved ones and team. In November, I received a letter from a lawyer representing a former show stylist. She claimed that I mistreated her more than a decade ago when we worked together. This arrived during an unprecedented public reckoning by women in our industry and beyond, courageously coming forward to share their stories, many of them heartbreaking. These women sought to bring attention to the systemic gender inequality that has occurred for decades. I was — and am — amazed at their bravery. To have my workplace conduct questioned was gut-wrenching. I've always aimed to treat all of my colleagues with honesty, respect, kindness and compassion. Yet, I knew, regardless of the confidence I had that there was no merit to the allegations, my name would likely soon appear on the lists of those suspected of despicable words and deeds. The pressures of our overflowing newsfeeds would insist on it. I absolutely want to be part of the change, the progress, that is coming. I did not want to be a postscript of evidence of its cause. After sharing the letter with the network, I publicly denied the claims against me, and agreed to participate in any inquiry the network deemed appropriate. On Feb. 1, I received notice that an independent third party found the claims to be unsubstantiated and that there was no evidence of wrongdoing on my part. Most of us agree that the presumption of innocence is an important standard. We are taught early on that it's essential to see all sides, to give everyone a chance to explain and to check for exculpatory evidence that may have been missed. At a time when improper interactions between men and women, particularly in the workplace, are part of a national conversation, we must find a way to ensure that everyone — the public, private and public institutions, accusers and alleged accused — is given the opportunity for a swift and fair review. My job is to listen. Beyond listening, which I will continue in earnest, I also will ask questions and try to help voices be heard. It isn't lost on me that my platforms — radio, TV, social media — can be powerful conduits for change. We all have the right to be treated equally, regardless of our gender, race, faith, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or other status. We find ourselves in extraordinary times in American culture. We live with near constant change, disruption and public discourse. I realize the morals and values, the decency, we've perhaps taken for granted, individually and as citizens of the world, are in question. Worse, at risk. I do not take these things for granted." Thoughts?? [Image via Judy Eddy/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonFeb 6th, 2018

Kate Middleton, Prince William & Prince Harry Step Out for Grenfell Memorial Service!

The Royal family have shown solidarity with the families whose relatives died in the Grenfell Tower fire by attending a national memorial service. Pregnant Kate Middleton, Prince Harry, Prince William, Prince Charles and Camilla joined survivors, first responders, bereaved families and the local community at the event held at St Paul’s Cathedral on Thursday morning [...] The Royal family have shown solidarity with the families whose relatives died in the Grenfell Tower fire by attending a national memorial service. Pregnant Kate Middleton, Prince Harry, Prince William, Prince Charles and Camilla joined survivors, first responders, bereaved families and the local community at the event held at St Paul’s Cathedral on Thursday morning (December 14) in central London. Theresa May, Communities Secretary Sajid Javid and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn were among the politicians accompanying more than 1,500 guests for the 11am service. The memorial will focused on remembering the 71 victims of the June 14 tower block blaze, and providing those affected with messages of support, strength and hope for the future. FYI: Kate is wearing a coat by Carolina Herrera......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredDec 14th, 2017

Donald Trump Continues To Prove He"s An Awful Leader — STILL Griping At Puerto Rico And Teasing North Korea

Talk about leading from behind. Donald Trump completely under-cut his Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, this morning by blowing back against a claim that Tillerson made earlier this week on American diplomats being in contact with North Korean officials to avoid nuclear war. And in exactly two tweets, Trump betrayed his worldview on this issue: he's [...] Talk about leading from behind. Donald Trump completely under-cut his Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, this morning by blowing back against a claim that Tillerson made earlier this week on American diplomats being in contact with North Korean officials to avoid nuclear war. And in exactly two tweets, Trump betrayed his worldview on this issue: he's ready for nuclear war. Related: Trump Brutally Spoofed In SNL's New Episode! Fuck, man. Here's what he said about North Korea (below): I told Rex Tillerson, our wonderful Secretary of State, that he is wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man... — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 1, 2017 ...Save your energy Rex, we'll do what has to be done! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 1, 2017 Being nice to Rocket Man hasn't worked in 25 years, why would it work now? Clinton failed, Bush failed, and Obama failed. I won't fail. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 1, 2017 WTF?! Why would you go against your own Secretary of State like that -- and why even HAVE him as your Secretary of State if you're not going to listen to his ideas for, you know, avoiding global conflict and solving things through diplomatic means?! What a bad leader!!! Related: Trump Got Brutally Owned By Kim Kardashian! But don't worry -- Trump didn't just save his incompetence for North Korea. Here he is on Puerto Rico, STILL railing against people who have criticized him days after he first griped about it late this week (below): We have done a great job with the almost impossible situation in Puerto Rico. Outside of the Fake News or politically motivated ingrates,... — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 1, 2017 ...people are now starting to recognize the amazing work that has been done by FEMA and our great Military. All buildings now inspected..... — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 1, 2017 ...for safety. Thank you to the Governor of P.R. and to all of those who are working so closely with our First Responders. Fantastic job! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 1, 2017 Shameful. Seriously. It's shameful. Will Trump defenders ever wake up? Trump sure won't. He's old. He will not be different. Ever. This is who he is: a profoundly shitty person......»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonOct 1st, 2017

President Donald Trump Replaces Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

President Donald Trump has announced that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is out. “Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job! Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service! Gina Haspel will become the new Director of the CIA, and the first woman so [...] President Donald Trump has announced that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is out. “Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job! Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service! Gina Haspel will become the new Director of the CIA, and the first woman so chosen. Congratulations to all!,” the President tweeted earlier this morning. The decision to replace Rex reportedly came because the President wants a new team in place for when he meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in May to discuss denuclearization, the New York Times reports......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredMar 13th, 2018

Writer Says Richard Dreyfuss Whipped His Dick Out At Her & Harassed Her For Years!

Just days ago, Richard Dreyfuss was voicing his support for his son Harry, who had come forward with a story of abuse from Kevin Spacey. Now the Jaws star is fighting his own accusation. Related: Louis C.K. Breaks His Silence: 'These Stories Are True' Writer Jessica Teich says when she saw his tweet, that's when she decided to [...] Just days ago, Richard Dreyfuss was voicing his support for his son Harry, who had come forward with a story of abuse from Kevin Spacey. Now the Jaws star is fighting his own accusation. Related: Louis C.K. Breaks His Silence: 'These Stories Are True' Writer Jessica Teich says when she saw his tweet, that's when she decided to finally say something: "When I read about his support for his son, which I would never question, I remember thinking, ‘But wait a minute, this guy harassed me for months.' He was in a position of so much power over me, and I didn't feel I could tell anyone about it. It just seemed so hypocritical." Teich tells Vulture she was writing for the recent Oscar winner on a TV special called Funny, You Don't Look 200: A Constitutional Vaudeville, when he called her into his trailer for a script meeting: "I remember walking up the steps into the trailer and turning towards my left, and he was at the back of the trailer, and just — his penis was out, and he sort of tried to draw me close to it. He was hard. I remember my face being brought close to his penis. I can't remember how my face got close to his penis, but I do remember that the idea was that I was going to give him a blow job. I didn't, and I left." Teich says she can't remember how she got out: "It was like an out-of-body experience. I just tried to swiftly get out of the room. I pretended it hadn't really happened. I kept moving because it was part of my job, and I knew he was, at the time, a very important guy, and certainly important to me. I trusted him. That's what's always so weird. I liked him. That's part of why it's so painful, because of the level of innocence one brings to these things. I felt responsible, that I must have indicated in some way that I was available for this." Dreyfuss never tried that again, but Teich says he continued to harass her: "He created a very hostile work environment, where I felt sexualized, objectified, and unsafe... He has that way of sidling up to you and saying things like, ‘I want to fuck you.' That was said all the time. He would constantly steer conversations to this yucky, insinuating thing, and I would sort of try to pull us back to a place where we could actually get some work done." Ick. During a work research trip during which they met President Ronald Reagan, Teich says Dreyfuss "told me he'd spent the night with his ear next to the wall, listening to my movements in my hotel room." Ew ew ew ew ewwwwww! Related: Ellen Page Accuses Brett Ratner Of Homophobic, Misogynistic Behavior While Filming X-Men 3 Teich was convinced Dreyfuss never even believed he was doing anything wrong. She said: "Richard would be very surprised if 30-odd years later he heard that I felt completely coerced and disenfranchised. I think he'd be like, ‘Oh no, I thought you really liked me.' I don't think he had any idea." Interestingly enough, Teich got to find out she was right. Vulture reached out to Dreyfuss, who sent them a lengthy statement copping to the harassment, which he indeed thought was innocent flirting -- but vehemently denying the penis incident: "I value and respect women, and I value and respect honesty. So I want to try to tell you the complicated truth. At the height of my fame in the late 1970s I became an asshole–the kind of performative masculine man my father had modeled for me to be. I lived by the motto, "If you don't flirt, you die." And flirt I did. I flirted with all women, be they actresses, producers, or 80-year-old grandmothers. I even flirted with those who were out of bounds, like the wives of some of my best friends, which especially revolts me. I disrespected myself, and I disrespected them, and ignored my own ethics, which I regret more deeply than I can express. During those years I was swept up in a world of celebrity and drugs – which are not excuses, just truths. Since then I have had to redefine what it means to be a man, and an ethical man. I think every man on Earth has or will have to grapple with this question. But I am not an assaulter. I emphatically deny ever "exposing" myself to Jessica Teich, whom I have considered a friend for 30 years. I did flirt with her, and I remember trying to kiss Jessica as part of what I thought was a consensual seduction ritual that went on and on for many years. I am horrified and bewildered to discover that it wasn't consensual. I didn't get it. It makes me reassess every relationship I have ever thought was playful and mutual. There is a sea-change happening right now, which we can look upon as a problem or an opportunity. We all of us are awakening to the reality that how men have behaved toward women for eons is not OK. The rules are changing invisibly underneath our feet. I am playing catch up. Maybe we all are. I hope people can join me in honestly looking at our behavior and trying to make it right. We have to relearn every rule we thought we knew about how men and women interact, because after all getting together is the most fundamental human compulsion. And if we don't succeed in that, what do we have? I hope this is the beginning of a larger conversation we can have as a culture." Vulture showed Teich the statement before publishing. She responded: "Wow, I don't quite know what to make of that. I respect that he's trying to grapple with it, and I regret that he's not being totally honest. Sadly, what I regret even more is I'll never forget the sight of his penis because I was so surprised to see it there. The fact that he can't quite acknowledge all of it is understandable. But he certainly acknowledges that something happened, and he certainly acknowledges that it might have been inappropriate now that he looks back on it." She adds: "‘Flirt' is absolutely not the right word. It suggests something mutual, and that was not the case." Wow. What do YOU think about this allegation and Dreyfuss' response? Is he trying to save some face? Or does he REALLY not even remember?? [Image via FayesVision/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonNov 10th, 2017