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Madonna threatened to do WHAT to the White House?

  • Jan 23 , 2017

Saturday's Women's March was a huge success, both in D.C. and around the world.  In fact, one source claims it attracted three times as many people as President Trump's inauguration in Washington alone. Plenty of celebrities were there . . . including the manliest of all men, Nick Offerman. But as usual, Madonna confused vulgarity and shock value with making an actual statement.  During her speech, she dropped some F-bombs.  She said, quote, "It took this horrific moment of darkness to wake us the [eff] up." She added, quote, "And to our detractors that insist that this march will never add up to anything:  [Eff] you.  [Eff] you." She also talked about blowing up the White House.  But it wasn't a THREAT, like a lot of people are saying.  She said, quote, "Yes I'm angry.  Yes I am outraged.  Yes, I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House. "But I know that this won't change anything.  We cannot fall into despair . . . I choose love."  She later said she was taken out of context.  But the Secret Service is supposedly looking into it. 

Taylor Swift is being blasted online for being absent from the march. Critics accused the self-described feminist, who has a huge girl squad and often speaks about empowering women, of being a hypocrite after she tweeted, "So much love, pride, and respect for those who marched. I'm proud to be a woman today, and every day." One unimpressed Twitter user responded, "As a fan of yours, this is some bulls**t. You do not get to pick and choose when feminism benefits you," one wrote. Another asked the singer, "You got a bad leg or something? Why didn't you march?" Celebrities who did participate in the Women's March include Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus and Ariana Grande, as well as Taylor's squad members Blake Lively and Lena Dunham. Her ex-boyfriend Jake Gyllenhaal also took part.

Donald Trump became President on Friday.  That SHOULD have been good enough.  But it wasn't. In a speech to the CIA on Friday, Trump said the media lied about the size of his crowd.  He claimed that from where he was standing, it looked like "a million and a half people."  But some news networks say it was only 250,000.

It got worse on Saturday, when he sent his press secretary Sean Spicer to attack the media and their "false" reporting.

 He had no numbers to back it up, but he said, quote, "This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period, both in person and around the globe." He also said the white ground coverings they used on the National Mall made the crowd LOOK thinner, and that they'd never been used before. Oh, and that increased security measures made it harder for people to get in . . . which the Secret Service denies.

Not surprisingly, #SpicerFacts and #SpicerSays are a meme now.  Like, "The bass lines for 'Ice Ice Baby' and 'Under Pressure' are completely different.  Period" . . . and "Children absolutely love getting toothbrushes on Halloween." 

The problem is that pictures show WAY more people watched Barack Obama's first inauguration in 2009.  And there are plenty of numbers that back that up. For instance, on Friday, about 570,000 people took trips on the D.C. Metro, as opposed to 1.1 million in 2009. Also, Nielsen says 31 million people watched Trump's inauguration, which is less than the first inaugurations of both Obama and Ronald Reagan.  Reagan holds the record with 42 million and Obama had 38 million.  But to be fair, this doesn't count online numbers. There aren't any actual numbers on crowd size yet, but Obama's 2009 inauguration attracted 1.8 million.  About a million showed up for him in 2013.

Then Kellyanna Conway talked to Chuck Todd on "Meet the Press" yesterday, and made it even worse.  She dodged questions about whether Sean Spicer's claims were true, and took it to another level. She said, quote, "You're saying it's a falsehood . . . Sean Spicer, our press secretary, gave alternative facts."  That's right, ALTERNATIVE FACTS.

Jennifer Lopez and Drake's romance is reportedly getting serious. "She's head over heels for Drake," a source dishes to Entertainment Tonight. "It's a new relationship, but she really likes him. She's really into him." The insider goes on to say that the 47-year-old singer-actress is "really happy" with the 30-year-old rapper. Romance rumors about the two musicians began in December when they celebrated New Year's together in Las Vegas. However, J-Lo has remained tight-lipped about the relationship. "He just asked me to do a song with him and that's what we've been doing," she explained when asked about their status. "We'll see if it's on his next album."

The internet is freaking out over a video that appears to show Bill Clinton checking out Ivanka Trump during the inauguration on Friday. The clip features the former President biting down on his lip and gazing into the distance with a look of approval on his face. It then shows Hillary Clinton pause during a shared laugh with Michelle Obama, looking toward her husband and narrowing her eyes. Twitter users were quick to proclaim that Bill was staring at Ivanka when the awkward moment went down and began joking about Bill's behavior. "Find someone who looks at you the same way Bill Clinton looks at Ivanka Trump," one wrote. Another commented, "Bill gets caught checking out Ivanka Trump, Never change Bill, never change."

 Gavin Rossdale, who allegedly cheated on ex-wife Gwen Stefani with the couple's nanny, has finally opened up about the end of his nearly 13-year marriage. "Divorce was completely opposite to what I wanted," he admits in a new interview with Fabulous magazine. "Really not... but here we are. Apart from death, I think divorce is one of the hardest, most painful things to go through." The rocker goes on to concede that, looking back, there are many things he would've done differently in their relationship. "I know we all wish that, but we can’t, so I have to deal with reality," he notes. "You can’t not have regrets and be human at the same time." He adds, "We had 20 years together and that in itself is pretty incredible. It’s a lifetime. I still think she’s incredible. It was a lovely 20 years and we have three amazing children. There were a lot of positives, and with time they’ll become more and more obvious."

Justin Bieber and the Weeknd were both pretty big last year . . . but apparently they won't be collaborating any time soon, because Justin isn't a fan. The paparazzi asked Justin what he thought of The Weeknd, and he said, quote, "Hell no, I can't listen to a Weeknd song . . . that [stuff] is whack."  That attitude isn't surprising, since The Weeknd has been hooking up with Justin's ex Selena Gomez. 

 

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