We got the model leaving LAX Thursday with her new baby, Luna, and she tells us she could swallow a Pence presidency ... but it sounds like she'd still be cringing.
Donald Trump Hawaii Tourism Not Hurt By #BoycottHawaii Hysteria
3/23/2017 12:20 AM PDT
Donald Trump supporters who vowed to boycott Hawaii after his travel ban was blocked by a Hawaiian federal judge have had no impact on the state's tourism industry ... at least so far.
We're told there was concern at the Hawaii Tourism Authority that travel to the Aloha state would take a hit after a federal judge in Hawaii blocked the President's travel order -- especially after the hashtag #BoycottHawaii started trending on Twitter.
The concern was allegedly so great the HTA reached out to travel sites like Expedia to see if the threatened boycott was having an impact ... the answer -- so far, no.
We're told despite hundreds of phone calls and emails from folks saying they wouldn't book travel to Hawaii ... there's no evidence of cancellations. The HTA cautions there could be an impact in the following months ... they just don't know.
The HTA actually supports the judge's decision, saying ... "We celebrate diversity and honor culture ... oppose the travel ban and we applaud the ruling of the U.S. District Court to prevent it from being implemented at this time.”
White House New Fence Jumper Dangled From Her Shoelaces
3/22/2017 11:54 AM PDT
The latest White House fence jumper was caught as she was hanging from the top of the fence by her shoelaces.
TMZ has obtained the incident report, which details the movements of the 38-year-old woman. It says she went back and forth, staring at the White House for a long period of time before making her move Tuesday at 10:50 PM.
The Secret Service agent who was watching her lost sight for a second and the next thing he knew she had caught her shoelaces on an iron spire and dangled helplessly on the inside of the fence. Agents helped her down before arresting her to keep her from falling on her head.
She told agents she was there to speak to the president.
She had a map of the White House, although the incident report does not explain whether the map showed the interior or exterior grounds.
As we reported, Congressman Jason Chaffetz told us, based on what he knew so far, the Secret Service followed protocol.
The White House Another Fence Jumper Gets Caught ... Literally
3/22/2017 6:32 AM PDT
Another man tried to charge the White House Tuesday night, but this time he was caught, and not just by the Secret Service.
TMZ has learned at 10:50 PM, a man tried jumping the fence on 15th Street, but, according to the Secret Service, he was "entangled in security features affixed to the top of the fence."
Congressman Jason Chaffetz put it in more common parlance for TMZ ... "He was up there dangling on the fence, and the Secret Service grabbed him."
Chaffetz says as far as he can see, protocol was followed on this one, but all the details are not in.
Sarah Palin Removes Kaepernick Article from Website ... 'Not Her Opinion'
3/22/2017 8:48 AM PDT
As we previously reported, a story went up on SarahPalin.com Wednesday morning titled, "SERIOUSLY? Colin Kaepernick Just Pulled ANOTHER Political Stunt."
The article was NOT written by Palin -- but it was posted on Sarah's official Facebook page with a comment saying, "And he wonders why he can't find a job."
Now, we're told Sarah did NOT have a personal role in greenlighting the story, posting it on her site or Facebook page, or adding the additional comment.
One source familiar with the situation tells us, "This is not a view that Governor Palin holds. She has a long history of volunteering for Meals on Wheels and donating to them."
"This was an opinion by a contributor to sarahpalin.com and as has since been removed."
We're told comments that Palin personally writes are signed with her initials.
Sarah Palin Kaepernick's Meals On Wheels Donation Is Shameless 'Political Stunt'
3/22/2017 6:29 AM PDT
The former Alaska governor just put her seal of approval on an anti-Kaep article posted on her website, SarahPalin.com titled, "SERIOUSLY? Colin Kaepernick Just Pulled ANOTHER Political Stunt."
The article, written by Mary Kate Knorr, essentially calls BS on reports Donald Trump is defunding the charity -- before getting back to why she thinks Colin sucks.
"His last stunt cost him the respect of most NFL officials, as teams across the country have chosen not to offer Kaepernick a contract following his kneeling-during-the-National-Anthem stunt last year."
Sarah commented on the article on her Facebook page ... saying, "And he wonders why he can’t find a job."
As for Colin, he has not commented on the donation ... but it was confirmed by Meals on Wheels.
NFL's Eric Davis Trump's Wrong NFL Owners NOT Afraid You
3/22/2017 6:05 AM PDT
The former 49ers cornerback says NFL owners are too rich and too powerful to be swayed by a TWEET from the president ... despite claims Trump made in Kentucky earlier this week.
As for whether Kaepernick deserves a shot in the NFL this season, Eric has pretty strong opinion on that.
Lil Eazy-E Changing HIV Law Would Be Crazy ... Exposing Partners IS a Felony!
3/22/2017 12:40 AM PDT
Lil Eazy-E is ripping California lawmakers for even thinking about lowering the penalty for knowingly exposing a sex partner to HIV, because doing so could give unscrupulous people a license to kill.
Lil Eazy, whose father died from AIDS complications in 1995, says there's gotta be hard consequences ... and a proposed bill does the exact opposite. The bill would make it a misdemeanor instead of a felony, as it is now.
The idea is reportedly an effort to eliminate the stigma of being HIV positive, but Lil E -- an HIV activist -- thinks it's a Pandora's box.
He adds ... "common sense" dictates leaving the law unchanged.
Alec Baldwin Teaches Boy Trump Impersonation ... And It's 'SO FANTASTIC!'
3/21/2017 4:04 PM PDT
Alec teaches a young boy his hilarious impression of the prez. The kid -- a kid reporter, we think -- scored when he got Alec to demonstrate at the star's premiere of his new flick, "Boss Baby."
Watch and learn.
Colin Kaepernick Will Play In NFL Again ... Says Matt Millen
3/21/2017 3:25 PM PDT
Long story short ... Millen is convinced Kaepernick still has the talent to play winning football and says NFL teams know it.
Millen also says teams are also weighing Kaep's off-the-field controversies when considering the QB -- but he's certain there are teams that will take a chance on him anyway.
White House Fence Jumper Lingered, Tied Shoes, Peered in Windows ... Unnoticed by Secret Service
3/21/2017 2:21 PM PDT
The White House fence jumper who lingered on the ground unnoticed for 17 minutes was literally just hanging out in plain view with alarms blaring, and the Secret Service had no clue.
Congressman Jason Chaffetz tells TMZ he met with the Director of Homeland Security and the Acting Director of the Secret Service for an hour and a half Tuesday, and his conclusion ... "It was even worse than I thought."
Chaffetz says the surveillance video is shocking ... the intruder was not darting around. Rather, he was "lingering," "hanging out" on the grounds. At one point he took the time to bend down and tie his shoes.
The intruder at times peered through windows of the building, where Trump was inside. As we previously reported, he also jiggled a doorknob.
Chaffetz says some of the alarms failed but some went off, yet the intruder was not detected.
Secret Service agents did check the grounds, but not with any urgency. Alarms frequently go off for various reasons, and this time it was met with an inadequate response.
And Chaffetz says the video shows agents were simply "lackadaisical." As he put it, "Everything went wrong."
The congressman says he was promised there would be "big changes," adding, "There better be."
Muslim Actors Scoring More Roles in Hollywood ... Take That, Prez Trump?
3/21/2017 10:58 AM PDT
Hollywood is hiring way more Muslim actors than ever before ... and President Trump might very well be the one to thank.
Industry sources tell TMZ there's been a big uptick in the number of roles for Muslim actors this pilot season, and that TV networks are pushing for more Muslim-American story lines in primetime.
For example ... Omar Metwally (CBS), Mouzam Makkar (NBC), Zainab Johnson (ABC), Adeel Akhtar (FOX) and Hasan Minhaj (Netflix) ... are all starring in pilots right now.
Sue Obeidi, the director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council in Hollywood, says studios and production companies are reaching out to her group to consult on accurate plots.
She adds ... rather than just casting someone who might look Middle Eastern or Arabic, networks are pushing for actual Muslims to play Muslim characters. As opposed to the infamous casting of Jake Gyllenhaal in 'Prince of Persia.'
Sources at one of TV's biggest casting agencies say the demand has been on the rise since Trump announced his presidential bid.
As for why? The timing makes it seem obvious -- Hollywood power players, most of whom are vehemently anti-Trump, are pushing back against what they see as his exclusionary policies.
Translation: In your face, Mr. President.
Arnold to Trump Your Ratings are in the Toilet
3/21/2017 5:59 AM PDT
Arnold posted a video in which he calls out the prez for low performance ratings ... in the 30s.
After Arnold gets his licks in, he gives Trump some advice about protecting after-school programs ... even offering a guided tour of a school a few miles from the White House.
If only Nicki Minaj's comeback against Remy Ma was this good.