Recently, the Daily Beast—citing Harry Hurt III’s Donald Trump biography Lost Tycoon: The Many Lives of Donald J. Trumpunearthed a courtroom deposition by Ivana Trump, Trump’s ex wife, describing a rape that occurred during the couple’s marriage in the early nineties. Immediately prior to the release of Lost Tycoon (back in 1993), Ivana Trump softened her accusations and today she has released a statement, calling the Daily Beast’s marital rape claim “totally without merit.”

“I have recently read some comments attributed to me from nearly 30 years ago at a time of very high tension during my divorce from Donald. The story is totally without merit,” she says, adding:

“Donald and I are the best of friends and together have raised three children that we love and are very proud of. I have nothing but fondness for Donald and wish him the best of luck on his campaign. Incidentally, I think he would make an incredible president.”

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Tuesday, Michael Cohen—special counsel at The Trump Organization—defended Donald Trump against that allegations by claiming (wrongly) that marital rape does not exist.

[US Weekly]


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In a new interview with Complex, a man called Macklemore discussed his recent struggles with drugs and fame.

“I held it together for a while. But, eventually, I stopped going to my 12-step meetings I was burnt out. I was super-stressed. We weren’t sleeping—doing a show every day, zigzagging all over the country,” he tells the mag.

“In terms of the media I was getting put into a box that I never saw for myself,” he continues. “The pressure and the fame—everything. All the clichés, man—like not being able to walk around, having no privacy, and from this TV appearance to this TV appearance, and the criticism, and the lack of connection, and the lack of meetings—all of that put into one pie was just...I just wanted to escape.”

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Faced with pressure, Macklemore turned to weed, a habit he originally kicked back in 2014. He is now back on the wagon, having been sober since the birth of his child. Good for Macklemore! [E! News]


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Back in the ‘90s when she was but a very wealthy and elite tween, Rashida Jones almost ended up going to a school dance with Robin Thicke.

“I was 12, 13. His dad was on Growing Pains and my mom was on Twin Peaks at the same time so we met at an ABC party and we flirted and exchanged numbers, landlines obviously,” Jones told Ezra Koenig on his Apple Beats 1 radio show. “I called him and asked him to come to junior high prom with me. And then for whatever reason, I don’t remember this, he reminded me of this a few years ago, I called him back and said, ‘I’m so sorry. You can’t come with me because Al B. Sure is actually coming with me.’”

To think, there’s an alternate world where Paula is called Rashida. [Billboard]


  • Colin Farrell has thoughts on fame and fading. Does not comment on what the fuck is up with True Detective this season. [E! News]
  • Justin Bieber got a new haircut and it’s very Shawn Hunter. [People]
  • If you’re interested in asking, Chelsea Handler is open to the possibility of marriage. [NYDN]
  • Raven-Symoné thinks Caitlyn Jenner became an activist “too fast.” [Page Six]
  • Behold: The Brothers Hemsworth! [Dlisted]

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