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Halsey Slams Ivanka Trump for Photo With Her Son Amid Missing Children Claims

Not having it. Ivanka Trump is facing backlash for posting a photo of herself and her son amid reports that families are being torn apart at the U.S. border with Mexico, and that the Department of Health and Human Services has “lost track” of 1,500 children due to policies implemented by her father President Donald Trump’s administration.

The 36-year-old shared a photo of herself holding her 2-year-old son, Theodore, on Sunday, May 27, and captioned it: “My ♥! #SundayMorning.”

Halsey was among those who took aim at the mom of three for her poor timing. “I wonder what #SundayMorning is like for the parents of 1500 lost children your father is responsible for. F—k your #SundayMorning,” the singer, 23, tweeted at the fashion designer.

The “Bad at Love” singer wasn’t the only one to take Trump to task. Many others joined in on Twitter to call out the first daughter for her tone-deaf post. Jim Carrey shared a new cartoon inspired by the policy and tweeted: “1500 innocent children ripped from their mothers’ arms at our border. Lost in Trump’s ‘system’. Give us your tired, your poor, your huddle masses yearning to breathe free — and we will torture them for wanting a better life. From Shining City to Evil Empire in under 500 days.”

Actor Patton Oswalt also tweeted his reaction: “Isn’t it the just the best to snuggle your little one — knowing exactly where they are, safe in your arms? It’s the best. The BEST. Right, Ivanka? Right?”

“Dear @IvankaTrump, No doubt you posted this while feeling the great joy of motherhood. But every mother is our sister & right now there are many in despair. You are in a position to help. #WhereAreTheChidlren?Taking action will result in a lot more likes than this post,” one user wrote.

Another tweeted: “What an odd tweet in the middle of the horror going on with missing children ripped from their parent’s arms. How lucky you are to live in a bubble.”

“You’d almost never know her father’s administration, to which she is an adviser, was brutally separating migrant children from their asylum-seeking parents and lost track of 1,500 of them,” another one shared.

The backlash comes amid reports that the Trump administration will increase criminal prosecutions of parents entering the United States illegally and is separating families by placing their children in protective custody. It has been criticized as an inhumane practice that could psychologically damage the children, some of whom are as young as a year old. The new policy brought attention to an April report that Steven Wagner, an official from the Department of Health and Human Services, had revealed to members of Congress that the agency had lost track of nearly 1,500 children it had placed with sponsors in the United States.

Celebrity News – Us Weekly

Blac Chyna Claims Kardashian Conspiracy Caused Cancellation Of Her Reality Show With Rob!

Y’all ready for a good Kardashian konspiracy?!

Blac Chyna is apparently out here claiming through legal documents that her show Rob & Chyna was canceled by E! after the Kardashian family threatened the network that they would take away Keeping Up With The Kardashians unless Chyna got booted. Whoa!!!

Related: Insider Defends Chyna Over Assistant Death

Per TMZ, Chyna has filed documents alleging this act and more, while claiming that season one of her show with Rob Kardashian actually did better than KUWTK in ratings… and season two scenes were already being shot.

But BC says that in January of 2017, a “key meeting” took place between E! execs and the Kardashian family, during which the Kardashians allegedly pressured the network to end her show.

Chyna also claims that the family “falsely claimed” that she had been physically abusive towards Rob.

Of course, the Kardashians have long claimed the show’s ratings just weren’t that great — hence the cancellation.

But Blac Chyna believes there’s a paper trail out there documenting the conspiracy… and she wants in on it.

Related: BC May Face Wrongful Death Lawsuit Soon

That’ll be a fun one to unearth, if it’s true…

What do y’all think, Perezcious readers?! Let us know in the comments (below)!!!

[Image via WENN.]

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Morgan Freeman Releases Second Statement Denying Sexual Misconduct, Addresses New Claims As Visa Suspends His Marketing Campaign

After allegations surfaced days ago that Morgan Freeman allegedly harassed female journalists and staffers at his production company, the actor continues to defend himself while also apologizing — and he’s now released a second statement addressing the reports against him.

In the second statement, Freeman further addressed allegations from more than half a dozen women, and at the very least, made it seem as though he was starting to take the reports more seriously than he previously had shown.

Related: Jason Bateman Apologizes For Tone Deaf Jeffrey Tambor Defense

Here’s Morgan Freeman’s full (second) statement (below):

“I am devastated that 80 years of my life is at risk of being undermined, in the blink of an eye, by Thursday’s media reports.

All victims of assault and harassment deserve to be heard. And we need to listen to them. But it is not right to equate horrific incidents of sexual assault with misplaced compliments or humor.

I admit that I am someone who feels a need to try to make women—and men—feel appreciated and at ease around me. As a part of that, I would often try to joke with and compliment women, in what I thought was a light-hearted and humorous way.

Clearly I was not always coming across the way I intended. And that is why I apologized Thursday and will continue to apologize to anyone I might have upset, however unintentionally.

But I also want to be clear: I did not create unsafe work environments. I did not assault women. I did not offer employment or advancement in exchange for sex. Any suggestion that I did so is completely false.”

Well OK then.

Related: Freeman Allegedly Had “Inappropriate Relationship” With Step-Granddaughter

Meanwhile, Visa is suspending its marketing campaign with Freeman, as well.

The company announced in a statement this week via a spokesperson that they won’t be continuing its current ad campaign with Freeman for the foreseeable future (below):

“We are aware of the allegations that have been made against Mr. Freeman. At this point, Visa will be suspending our marketing in which the actor is featured.”

And the city of Vancouver, Canada’s public transit system TransLink also announced on Thursday that it was pausing its current ad campaign with Freeman’s voice promoting mobile payments on the transit system.

A spokesperson for the Vancouver transit system said (below):

“In light of information we learned Thursday morning of allegations regarding actor Morgan Freeman, TransLink has decided to pause his voice announcements as part of a Visa ad campaign on our transit system. We will be reaching out to Visa to discuss further.”

Wow!

We’ll see for how much longer the fallout continues…

[Image via Adriana M. Barraza/WENN.]

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Morgan Freeman Says He’s ‘Devastated’ Over Sexual Harassment Claims

Morgan Freeman released a second statement denying the sexual harassment allegations made against him on Friday, May 25. The actor shared the apology through his publicist, Stan Rosenfield, after eight women came forward with accusations against him on Thursday, May 24.

“I am devastated that 80 years of my life is at risk of being undermined, in the blink of an eye, by Thursday’s media reports,” the Just Getting Started actor, 80, said in his statement.

“All victims of assault and harassment deserve to be heard. And we need to listen to them. But it is not right to equate horrific incidents of sexual assault with misplaced compliments or humor,” he continued. “I admit that I am someone who feels a need to try to make women—and men—feel appreciated and at ease around me. As a part of that, I would often try to joke with and compliment women, in what I thought was a light-hearted and humorous way.”

“Clearly I was not always coming across the way I intended. And that is why I apologized Thursday and will continue to apologize to anyone I might have upset, however unintentionally,” the Oscar winner added. “But I also want to be clear: I did not create unsafe work environments. I did not assault women. I did not offer employment or advancement in exchange for sex. Any suggestion that I did so is completely false.”

The statement comes after CNN published an investigative report on Thursday, in which 16 people claimed to have experienced or witnessed the Bruce Almighty actor’s alleged misconduct. Freeman denied the allegations in a statement to Us Weekly later that day. “Anyone who knows me or has worked with me knows I am not someone who would intentionally offend or knowingly make anyone feel uneasy,” he said at the time. “I apologize to anyone who felt uncomfortable or disrespected — that was never my intent.”

In the CNN report, a production assistant for the movie Going in Style claimed she endured unwanted touching and inappropriate comments from the actor. A senior member of the production staff for Now You See Me claimed that Freeman made comments about her and her female assistant’s bodies, and three entertainment reporters claimed he also made inappropriate remarks toward them at press events.

In light of the controversy, SAG-AFTRA is reconsidering Freeman’s Lifetime Achievement Award. “These are compelling and devastating allegations which are absolutely contrary to all the steps that we are taking to ensure a safe work environment for the professions in this industry,” a SAG-AFTRA spokesperson said in a statement to Us on Thursday. “Any accused person has the right to due process, but it is our starting point to believe the courageous voices who come forward to report incidents of harassment. Given Mr. Freeman recently received one of our union’s most prestigious honors recognizing his body of work, we are therefore reviewing what corrective actions may be warranted at this time.”

Celebrity News – Us Weekly

Pete Davidson Slams Ariana Grande Relationship Critics Over ‘Toxic’ Mental Illness Claims

Pete Davidson is speaking out after claims that his rumored relationship with Ariana Grande is “toxic” due to his mental illness.

As you may know, the Saturday Night Live comedian has been very open about his struggle with borderline personality disorder. He also undergoes regular treatment to manage Crohn’s disease and has battled substance abuse.

Apparently he’s been receiving a lot of comments from fans who are speculating that his mental health impacts his new relationship.

Related: Ariana Shares Photo Of Tattoo In Honor Of Manchester

Taking to Instagram Story on Thursday, the 24-year-old wrote:

“Normally I wouldn’t comment on something like this cause like fuck you. But I’ve been hearing a lot of ‘people with BDP can’t be in relationships’ talk. I just wanna let you know that’s not true. Just because someone has a mental illness does not mean they can’t be happy and in a relationship. It also doesn’t mean that person makes the relationship toxic.”

Read his full statement from IG (below):

Good for him for taking a stand for all those facing similar struggles! Good luck, bb!

[Image via Instagram.]

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Jessica Eason Arrested “For Being a Crackhead,” David Eason Claims

The feud between Jenelle Evans and Jessica Eason — the sister of Jenelle’s troglodyte husband, David Eason — has been both very entertaining and very, very sad.

It’s entertaining because both parties are pretty much equally awful, so it’s a joy every time one of them makes life slightly more miserable for the other.

But it’s sad because both Jenelle and Jessica have young children at home, and having moms who can’t seem to stay out of jail can’t be good for these kids’ psyches.

We don’t need to tell you that Jenelle has been arrested more times than the entire roster of the 1986 Mets.

But you might not have known that Jessica is giving Jenelle a run for her money in the rap sheet department.

Yes, like her deplorable older brother, Jessica Eason gets arrested with about the same frequency that most people fill their gas tanks.

Usually, the charges are drug-related, but like Jenelle, she likes to mix things up with an assault here and there.

Jessica’s latest brush with the law came when she arrived in court to address a prior arrest.

It seems she was searched upon her arrival, which was a problem, as Jessica plum forgot she had drugs in her pocket.

Jessica was cuffed and thrown in jail on charges of felony possession of a Schedule II controlled substance.

The folks at Starcasm point out that Schedule II narcotics include “opium, opium extracts – fluid and powder, codeine, hydrocodone, morphine, methadone, methamphetamine, Ritalin, and Adderall.”

Jessica spent the weekend behind bars but was released Monday morning on $ 5,000 bond.

The 38-year-old has been keeping a relatively low profile ever since.

Remarkably, Jenelle hasn’t addressed the arrest either, so you can be sure she’s currently composing the roast of the century.

But David is still unemployed, and he appears to have all the time in the world on his hands, so it wasn’t long before he took to Facebook to sound off:

“For all you HATERS who listen to Jess’ bullsh-t, here she is in county jail on charges of being a crackhead,” he wrote.

“This is why she makes up lies and slander about me because nobody will help her support her drug habit. I don’t associate with drug addicts no matter if they’re family or not, they can never be trusted!”

Compassionate stuff.

Jess still hasn’t posted one of the big public statements she’s known for, but she did address the arrest by replying to a tweet about David’s remarks:

“I had adderall in my pocket instead of in it’s original container,” she wrote.

“I have to show proof in court today. That’s it!! Unlike him and his nasty bitch of a wife! Im not defending him anymore. That’s it! Grow up David!”

Classy stuff with this family, as always.

Watch Teen Mom 2 online to remind yourself of the many ways in which Jenelle and David are just the worst.

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Bebe Rexha Reveals Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Music Producer After Two Women Come Forward With Rape Claims!

Time’s up for music producer Noel “Detail” Fisher.

This week, new allegations came out against the recording artist (who has worked with the likes of Beyoncé, JAY-Z, and Drake) from two women who claim Fisher treated them like “sex slaves”.

According to court docs obtained by TMZ, singers Kristina Buch and Peyton Ackley have been granted restraining orders against Fisher after they came forward with alleged incidents of sexual assault.

Related: Rita Ora Explores Bisexuality With Cardi B, Bebe Rexha, & Charli XCX

Buch’s allegations (as recent as earlier this month) claimed Fished “forcibly grabbed her by the hair, hit and choked her” and “left with bruises on her arms, head, back and legs.” She also says he raped her in Miami where he “forced her to have sex with him in front of others” after a recording session.

Ackley had similar claims, alleging Fisher slammed her head into a wall and dragged her up a flight of stairs back in March. She also said Fisher forced her to have sex with him in front of another producer and to take nude photos as he masturbated. Another incident detailed Ackley being forced to record Fisher having sex with Buch. Just terrible.

The two women are receiving an outpouring of support — namely from Bebe Rexha and Jessie Reyez, who both said they had similar experiences with Fisher.

The 28-year-old singer shared:

Reyez added:

Yes this is who gatekeeper is about. My experience didn’t get this awful. I hope these women find justice.A post shared by Jessie Reyez (@jessiereyez) on May 10, 2018 at 11:00am PDT

Wow. We’ll certainly keep you updated and hopefully justice will be served.

[Image via Judy Eddy/WENN.]

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‘It’s Called Fighting Back.’ President Trump Directly Addresses Obstruction Claims in Tweet Storm

(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump said Monday he was “Fighting Back” against the Russia probe and warned the “13 Angry Democrats” on the special counsel’s team to “just wait ’till the Courts get to see your unrevealed Conflicts of Interest!”

Trump also suggested special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible collusion between his campaign and Russia was politically motivated.

“Is this Phony Witch Hunt going to go on even longer so it wrongfully impacts the Mid-Term Elections, which is what the Democrats always intended?” Trump tweeted. “Republicans better get tough and smart before it is too late.”

Mueller is also examining whether there was any effort to obstruct his investigation. To that, Trump tweeted Monday, “There is no O, it’s called Fighting Back.”

In a series of tweets — nearly a dozen — the president touched on a range of subjects, but kept returning to the Russia probe. He repeated his earlier claim that Mueller’s team is made up of Democrats.

“The 13 Angry Democrats in charge of the Russian Witch Hunt are starting to find out that there is a Court System in place that actually protects people from injustice…and just wait ’till the Courts get to see your unrevealed Conflicts of Interest!”

Trump had applauded Friday when a federal judge questioned Mueller’s authority in a case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

Mueller is a longtime Republican. Some members of his team made political contributions to Democrats, including Clinton. But Mueller could not have barred them from serving on the team. Federal regulations and Justice Department policy prohibit the consideration of political affiliation in hiring and other personnel actions involving career attorneys.

Trump also criticized FBI lawyer Lisa Page and FBI agent Peter Strzok, who made headlines for exchanging derogatory text messages about Trump. Trump noted that Page has left the bureau and asked “Why is Peter S still there? What a total mess. Our Country has to get back to Business!”

Text messages between Page an Strzok, who was assigned to Mueller’s investigation, show them expressing negative views about Trump and referring to him in derogatory ways. Strzok was reassigned from the special counsel team after the text messages were brought to Mueller’s attention. Page had already left the Mueller team.


TIME