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Sarah Palin Inviting Putin to W.H. is Smart ... And Alaska's Safe with Me

7/22/2018 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Sarah Palin thinks President Trump might be on to something good with his idea to invite Vladimir Putin to the White House ... because world leaders gotta work together.

We got Sarah at LAX Friday and asked her about Trump's questionable and surprising invite ... and in fact, she tells us it's "really wise" to get the Russian Prez to America so he can understand what we're all about.

As for whether she's worried the move could go sour, the former Governor of Alaska says we won't know 'til we try, and we can't just go off what the media wants us to believe ... so it's worth a shot.

Speaking of Alaska ... we all know it's America's closest Russian neighbor, but Sarah says her home state has nothing to fear with this Putin situation either -- at least not on her watch.

Still got that hockey mom attitude.

Elon Musk to Thailand Rescuer So Sorry for Calling You a Pedo

7/18/2018 7:39 AM PDT

Elon Musk has fallen on the sword after lashing out in anger ... calling one of the Thailand rescuers a pedo.

Musk says he made the comment in anger, after British diver Vern Unsworth said Musk was guilty of a "PR stunt" by bringing a mini-submarine to Thailand to rescue the soccer players and their coach. Unsworth said the sub would have been useless in the rescue effort.

That's when Musk went on Twitter and called him a "pedo."

Musk now says, "My words were spoken in anger after Mr. Unsworth said several untruths ... Nonetheless, his actions against me do not justify my actions against him, and for that I apologize to Mr. Unsworth and to the companies I represent as a leader. The fault is mine and mine alone."

Although Musk deleted the "pedo" tweet, Tesla stock fell 3% Monday, although it more than recovered Tuesday.  

Unsworth had threatened legal action. He hasn't responded to Musk's apology.

 

Kim Basinger & Priscilla Presley Dead Serious Protesting Korea's Dog Meat Trade

7/17/2018 3:08 PM PDT

Kim Basinger held a photo of dead dogs skinned and hanging on hooks to protest the dog meat trade in Korea, but Priscilla Presley took it a step further ... by holding an actual dead canine.

We talked to Kim at the protest, which went down in L.A. Tuesday at the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea, and she says the demonstration is about speaking out against what's wrong ... and killing dogs is definitely wrong.

She admits the dog meat trade has been part of Korean culture, especially with the older generation in S. Korea ... but she thinks it's time for a change.

The protest itself got very graphic. Basinger and many others from the group Last Chance for Animals held signs with disturbing images reading "Stop Dog Meat" ... while Presley and a few other women looked to be holding dead animals.

Other celebs at the protest included Donna D'Errico and EG Daily and Basinger's boyfriend, Mitch Stone. There were also 2 more protests in D.C. and Seoul.

The poor dead dogs were reportedly recently euthanized and provided by a local L.A. vet for "shock factor."

It definitely did the trick.

Donald Trump I Didn't Commit Treason ... Just Botched a Double Negative!!!

7/17/2018 12:24 PM PDT

Donald Trump's doing something a tad out of the ordinary for him -- taking back a comment he made ... but only after saying his message SHOULD have been obvious.

The Prez just issued a clarification after siding with Vladimir Putin over the U.S. intelligence community, claiming it was all a big misunderstanding because he flubbed a single word ... by saying "would" when he really meant "wouldn't."

We've all been there ... right?

Trump wants to make it clear now -- he fully supports the intelligence community's conclusion that Russia meddled in the 2016 election ... though he still believes it had no influence on the result, and suggests maybe they weren't alone.

Wouldn't that be something?

Trump/Putin Meeting U.S. Interpreter Holds All the Secrets

7/17/2018 11:04 AM PDT

The woman in this photo is the only person in the world who might give an honest assessment of what went down in the private, 2-hour meeting between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.

Her name is Marina Gross. She works for the State Department as an interpreter. Gross has worked for the State Dept. for years. We know back in 2008 she accompanied then First Lady Laura Bush to Sochi.

Gross also served as a translator for then Secretary of State Rex Tillerson back in April 2017 in Moscow.

There have been calls to subpoena Gross before Congress to testify about what went down in the meeting between the 2 leaders. If a subpoena is issued, it would almost certainly meet with resistance from the White House.

It's an issue that could easily make it's way to the United States Supreme Court, which would make the Brett Kavanaugh nomination all the more critical.

Vladimir Putin Why Do Your Enemies End Up Dead?

7/17/2018 6:53 AM PDT

Vladimir Putin was asked straight-up why so many of his political rivals end up dead ... and his response shows he has plenty of knowledge about what's going on in America. Maybe too much.

The Putin grilling came NOT courtesy of President Trump -- as some hoped it would -- but instead from FOX News correspondent Chris Wallace. The Russian President's answer covered a lot of ground ... including calling out the U.S. for the assassinations of JFK and MLK.

Most interestingly ... he pointed out the battles of "several ethnic groups" in the U.S. with police -- making it clear he's plugged into societal issues here. 

As for Wallace's actual question -- Putin's chalking it all up to random criminal activity while Russia's "statehood matures."

Christian Slater $300k for Putin Summit? God, Trump's an 'Ass****!!!'

7/17/2018 7:53 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Christian Slater's throwing a jab at President Trump for the summit with Vladimir Putin, but not for his words ... this one's all about spending $300k on the summit.

We got the "Mr. Robot" star in D.C. Tuesday and he quickly shared his thoughts on the story we broke -- the administration's six-figure tab at the Helsinki summit. For the record, the full amount was $302,124.62.

Christian kept it short and sweet -- or bitter, depending on your perspective -- and took a very personal shot ... one related to Trump's sobriety.

Kris Jenner Kylie Knew at 17 ... She'd Be a Makeup Mogul

7/15/2018 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kylie Jenner had a master plan to launch a makeup empire when she was 17 years old, and took charge to turn it into the booming biz it is now ... this according to her proud mama.

Kris Jenner sat down with Harvey about the early days of Kylie Cosmetics and how the makeup line came to be ... and even showed off the first 3 lip kits Kylie used to start her career in the cosmetics industry.

As we reported ... Kylie's set to become America's youngest-ever, self-made billionaire ... and Kris is making it crystal clear it was no accident -- saying she knew what she wanted to do and made it happen. There's a raging argument on whether Kylie's a self-made billionaire ... Kris feels there's no question.

Kris also talks about her life -- from childhood to her marriages to her kids ... with all the bumps along the way. 

Check out the all-new episode of "OBJECTified" Sunday night at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT ... and again at 11 PM ET/8 PM PT on FOX News Channel.

D.L. Hughley Hey Papa, You Can Say the N-Word ... But It Costs a Lot!!!

7/14/2018 2:45 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

D.L. Hughley's joining the ranks of some other celebs and athletes to say good riddance to John Schnatter, and says he isn't surprised 'Papa John' used a racial slur ... because he's a "horrible dude."

We got the comedian at LAX Saturday and asked if he was done with Papa John's pizza ... he tells us he has been for a while now, for the same reason ex-NFL star Thomas Jones told us -- it's s***ty.

D.L. has some other reasons, too -- saying Schnatter's completely disrespectful -- and jokes that maybe he took the same Ambien as Roseanne Barr.

Hughly also suggests the Papa John's founder is simply racist, and says if he wants to use the n-word like Colonel Sanders did he can ... but nowadays -- it'll cost ya big time.

As we reported ... Schnatter resigned from the University if Louisville's Board of Trustees and stepped down as chairman of Papa John's International this week after huge backlash over his comments made on a company conference call in May.

Louisville also removed his name from its football stadium and business school, and the pizza chain is reportedly losing many sponsorship deals with pro sports teams.

George Clooney Accident First Video of Brutal Impact ... Launched Him Above Car

7/10/2018 5:21 PM PDT
Breaking News

Surveillance video shows George Clooney on his scooter smashing head-on into a sedan, and how terrifyingly high he was launched into the air.

TMZ broke the story ... George was doing 60 mph when the Mercedes-Benz cut him off, but this video -- recorded by a nearby surveillance cam -- shows the Oscar winner was thrown nearly 20 feet straight up above the Benz.

You can see Clooney come smashing back down to the ground after the collision. He landed just inches from the front of a truck waiting at the intersection. The video shows something else that's new -- a second scooter. Someone riding next to George narrowly dodged the car, just milliseconds before he wrecked. 

As we reported, George was briefly hospitalized for bruising on his arm, leg and pelvis.

He's already home recovering, but this proves it's freakin' amazing he even survived. 

Dan Rather on Thai Cave Rescue Makes Me Say, 'Hallelujah!!' ... A Break from all the BS

7/10/2018 11:26 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Dan Rather says he can handle a little Hollywood interference to make a Thailand cave rescue movie, because the story is just that great.

We got the CBS News legend Tuesday in NYC hours after it was announced that all 12 boys from a youth soccer team and their coach were successfully saved from a flooded cave after being trapped for more than 2 weeks. Dan had 1 word for it this AM ... any guesses?

Our camera guy also asks what he makes of Hollywood types rushing to crank out a movie about the rescue, which Dan acknowledges is definitely going on and seems to frown upon.

But, like he says ... some positive news for once beats any potential exploitation. He'll take it.

Thai Navy SEALs Evacuate All 12 Boys and Coach ... In Underwater Rescue!

7/10/2018 5:46 AM PDT
Breaking News

THEY'RE ALL OUT!!!

The Thai Navy SEALs have safely rescued all 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave in Northern Thailand where they've been trapped since June 23. 

Thai officials made the announcement Tuesday -- confirming the final group of 4 boys and the coach were freed on day 3 of the rescue mission.

However, officials say at least 3 Navy SEAL divers and a doctor are still inside the cave. Officials are asking people to "send your support to them."

All of the boys who have been rescued -- members of a youth soccer team age 11 to 16 -- will be hospitalized for at least a week, according to officials ... but, right now, they're in good spirits.

A few of the boys have already been reunited with their families -- and friends of the players are excited to shower the kids in gifts and food.

Two of the boys are being treated for potential lung infections -- but they're expected to make a full recovery.

One Navy SEAL -- Sgt. Major Saman Gunan -- died during the rescue operation last week while trying to forge the escape path for the boys.

President Trump tweeted early Tuesday morning, shortly after news of the success broke, congratulating everyone involved in the mission.

Kim Kardashian Visits Women's Prison ... Talks Release Program with Inmates

7/7/2018 11:29 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kim Kardashian West met one-on-one with several prisoners to discuss what it's like being locked up ... and their concerns about going back into the real world.

Sources close to the situation tell TMZ ... Kim arrived at the California Institution for Women in Corona Friday afternoon with a few bodyguards and first toured the grounds and living quarters.

Then, she met with 15 women to get a picture of what their day-to-day lives are like behind bars, how they feel about it ... and what their hopes, plans and anxieties are once they are released.

We're told Kim was there for several hours, and her trip is part of her mission to create a program for women to help them adjust to real life once they get out of prison.

As you know ... Kim was vital in the release of imprisoned grandmother Alice Marie Johnson last month, and she's clearly not done advocating for prison reform.

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