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If you’ve just arrived from outer space and are curious what’s up with this “Donald Trump” character everyone keeps talking about, here’s a little vignette that exquisitely encapsulates an entire election season’s worth of horror stories in just four short paragraphs. It involves Salma Hayek and the National Enquirer, obviously.

Hayek shared this chilling tale, unearthed by Buzzfeed, with El Show del Mandril in Los Angeles:

“When I met that man, I had a boyfriend, and he tried to become his friend to get my home telephone number,” she said, describing meeting Trump early in her career before she was well-known. “He got my number and he would call me to invite me out.”

“When I told him I wouldn’t go out with him even if I didn’t have a boyfriend, [which he took as disrespectful], he called — well, he wouldn’t say he called, but someone told the National Enquirer,” Hayek continued, adding that she never went out with him.

“Someone told the National Enquirer — I’m not going to say who, because you know that whatever he wants to come out comes out in the National Enquirer. It said that he wouldn’t go out with me because I was too short,” she said.

“Later, he called and left me a message. ‘Can you believe this? Who would say this? I don’t want people to think this about you,’” she said. “He thought that I would try to go out with him so people wouldn’t think that’s why he wouldn’t go out with me.”

Manipulation? Stupidity? Vanity? Vengefulness? Yep, that’s definitely our Donald.

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[Buzzfeed]


A Colorado judge ruled that a photo of DJ David “Jackson” Mueller groping Taylor Swift in 2013 would be kept private until the case goes to trial.

Swift’s lawyers filed a motion last week requesting that hundreds of pages of court documents—and the photo—be sealed, reasoning that it was not appropriate for the public.

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“It is all but assured that the photograph will be shared for scandalous and prurient interests — reasons that have nothing to do with the public’s interest in the Court’s decision making,” her attorneys said in court documents.

Mueller sued Swift last September on the basis that he was fired from his job after Swift’s security accused him of touching her backstage at one of her concerts. He denied the allegations, and claimed the groper was a colleague.

[ET][Time]


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