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Diane Warren Throw Trump in the Fire ... Over CA Wildfire Remarks

11/21/2018 10:26 AM PST

Diane Warren has a thought or two about President Trump's comments on the wildfires ravaging much of California -- her most interesting one being ... toss him in the flames. 

We got the acclaimed songwriter Tuesday night at Craig's in WeHo, where she went scorched earth on 45 for making, what many considered, blunder after blunder when addressing the state's Camp and Woolsey fires.

Diane says his remark about raking forest grounds to prevent fires was especially outrageous and she went off about it -- suggesting POTUS should take a closer, hotter look. Well, to be blunt, she said, "Can we throw Trump in the fire?"

It's not the first time -- or second -- Diane has torn into 45 ... but this one's definitely the most visceral.

She jokes that she may be on a list of people who've alluded to harming Trump (in jest or not), but doesn't seem too worried.

Ivanka to Tiffany Trump Tag, You're It!!!

11/21/2018 6:50 AM PST

Donald Trump's daughters were the picture of Fall fashion as they set off for their family's Thanksgiving gathering ... and it looks like one of them was in a brand spankin' new pair of shoes.

Tiffany and Ivanka were spotted walking together Tuesday to board Air Force One, before departing from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland for Florida ... where the Trumps will be spending the holiday at POTUS' Mar-a-Lago resort.

Tiff must have been running a little late judging by the bottom of her shoe ... because she apparently had no time to take off the price sticker.

Hard to tell where her pumps are from or how much they cost, but if they turn out not to be comfortable ... the good news is she should be able to return them.

Within 30 days, of course.

Aloe Blacc I'll Work with Trump on Prison Reform ... IF He's Serious About It

11/20/2018 3:33 PM PST

Aloe Blacc says working with President Trump to reform America's prison system is the best path to success, and it's exactly what Martin Luther King Jr. would do.

Aloe's one of more than 50 celebs lobbying to pass the First Step Act, which will eventually require Trump's signature. We asked the singer if it's tough interacting with POTUS, considering his policies and behavior have polarized much of the nation.

Aloe says that's beside the point in this case ... because it's the right move to achieve change for the better. As he put it, "Imagine the people [Dr. Martin Luther King] had to get into rooms with, knowing what side of the fence they were on."

Blacc's point -- whether or not you see eye-to-eye with Trump, he's the man with the "big megaphone" who can help the cause. First Step, organized by CNN host Van Jones, aims to improve the lives of prisoners and shorten mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent drug offenses ... among other things.

Prison reform's been in the spotlight this year due, in part, to Kim Kardashian's successful effort to free imprisoned grandmother Alice Marie Johnson.

Other celebs -- like Alyssa Milano, Mark Cuban, Chelsea Handler and Kanye West -- have joined the movement, but Aloe says they need a big assist from Trump, the Senate and citizens like you.

President Trump Calls Fire-Ravaged Paradise, CA 'Pleasure' ... 'What a Name'

11/18/2018 5:25 PM PST

President Trump forgot the name of the California town he was visiting, which had just been burned to ashes by wildfires ... calling it "Pleasure" instead of Paradise. 

DT was touring the wildfire wreckage in CA Saturday alongside Governor Jerry Brown and Governor-elect Gavin Newsom -- seeing the damage from the Camp and Woolsey Fires firsthand. At one point, he made the embarrassing blunder ... and seemed to stick by his mistake at first, despite being corrected by a group of people.

He eventually corrects himself after enough people insist Paradise, CA is, in fact, called Paradise ... and not Pleasure. He also flippantly said ... "What a name." Paradise was the first stop of his California tour this weekend. At least 76 people have been killed so far from NorCal's Camp Fire, and least 3 have died from the Woolsey Fire down south. 

Remember ... Trump originally placed blame on the Golden State as the fires were at their peaks, even threatening to cut federal funding from California if its alleged mismanagement of forests wasn't remedied "now." He changed his tune a bit Saturday, saying if people would just rake the dang grounds more, fires like these could be prevented. 

Yikes ...

Mexican Singer Paulina Rubio 'We Love You, Donald Trump' ... Flip-Flopping At Women's Empowerment Concert?

11/18/2018 11:49 AM PST

Paulina Rubio threw many fans for a loop at a concert for women when she blurted out "We love you, Donald Trump" -- but it appears to have been purely for literary effect.

The Mexican pop star was performing Saturday in L.A. during the 'K-Love Live: Las Que Mandan' concert when, at one point, she coupled her shout-outs to women with a seemingly random plug for the President ... which got a lot of boos from the crowd.

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The lines about Trump didn't have much context, but in an interview after the show ... Paulina seemed to imply her "love" for Trump was nothing but sarcasm and an attempt at irony. When the host asks her if she had a message for 45, Paulina says (in Spanish) that Hispanics have been here long before DT became the Prez, and that her mom had told her she wasn't going anywhere in the Trump times. Translation ... she's not team MAGA. 

Besides, Paulina's been quoted many times bashing President Trump, calling him a "pendejo" among other insults. So, it's unlikely she'd do a hard flip-flop in such a public way ... or so it seems, anyway.

We've reached out to her camp for further elaboration, but they had no comment.

George Lopez Shocked Jim Acosta's Back at White House

11/17/2018 12:30 AM PST

George Lopez was positive Donald Trump would let D.L. Hughley in the White House press room before Jim Acosta would ever be invited back, so imagine his SHOCK when he learned from us Jim's back in action!

Don't get George wrong ... he stands with Acosta. But, the Trump/Acosta fiery relationship makes George's attacks on Trump look like a pillow fight ... hence his surprise.

As for whether George thinks Trump will ever call on Acosta again during a news conference ... he seems to think Acosta growing up Latino will serve him well at 1600 Pennsylvania.

Beto O'Rourke Not Closing Door On 2020 Presidential Run

11/16/2018 10:46 AM PST

It sounds like Beto O'Rourke is noodling a run for The White House in 2020, because the Congressman is not shutting down rumors he may challenge Donald Trump for the Presidency. 

We got Beto Friday strolling around Capitol Hill and asked him straight-up if he's planning to run for Prez in 2020 ... and the rocker-turned-politician left the door wide open. 

Beto is fresh off losing to Sen. Ted Cruz in the midterm election, so he says he hasn't given 2020 a whole bunch of thought ... these days he seems to have daddy duties on the brain.

One thing's for sure ... Beto is glad CNN reporter Jim Acosta got his White House press credentials back, and he's taking a stand against Trump labeling the media as an enemy of the people. 


Brett Kavanaugh Part Of The Gang ... Hanging With RBG & Co.

11/16/2018 11:08 AM PST

Brett Kavanaugh is wearing his emotions on his sleeve again ... this time the newest member of the United States Supreme Court is looking pretty thrilled to be sitting with other Justices, including Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Kavanaugh popped a squat next to Neil Gorsuch, and the two men appointed by President Trump looked buddy-buddy as several Justices sat in on an event for the Medal of Freedom.

RBG also showed up, seemingly indestructible. She hardly missed a beat after falling and breaking 3 ribs

No word on whether Kavanaugh is planning to crush a few beers with Gorsuch and RBG after the ceremony.

CNN's Jim Acosta Back at White House ... After Court Victory

11/16/2018 9:50 AM PST
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10:14 AM PT -- Trump just addressed the situation, and he issues a stern warning to reporters like Acosta ... follow the rules or end up back in court. 

9:49 AM PT -- Acosta hit the ground running, and is already back at the White House just hours after his victory.

9:20 AM PT -- Sounds like the White House fully intends to challenge the judge's ruling. Sarah Sanders said, "In response to the court, we will temporarily reinstate the reporter's hard pass." 

"Temporarily" being the keyword there.

Sanders added, "We will also further develop rules and processes to ensure fair and orderly press conferences in the future. There must be decorum at the White House."

Translation: They're not done battling Acosta.

President Trump had it out for CNN White House Correspondent Jim Acosta ... so says a federal judge who has just ordered The White House to give Acosta his press credentials back. 

The judge didn't buy the White House party line, because it shifted from Acosta making contact with a W.H. intern as the basis for its decision, to Acosta's "general conduct."

The judge did not base his core ruling off the First Amendment but rather the Due Process clause of the 5th Amendment. The judge said the decision to revoke the pass was "so shrouded in mystery that the government could not tell me ... who made the decision."

The judge went on to say Trump has no obligation to call on Acosta during White House news conferences but Acosta has a right to due process before his hard pass can be revoked. 

CNN and its chief White House reporter, Jim Acosta, sued Trump Tuesday after Acosta's hard pass was yanked following aggressive questioning last week during a press conference ... Trump and Co. pulled his pass after he made contact with a White House intern, who was trying to take the mic away from him.

CNN argued in court Trump was infringing on Acosta's 1st and 5th Amendment rights by pulling his press pass, adding the real reason behind the move is his extreme hatred for CNN.

For his part, Trump's White House lawyers responded by saying the Prez can pick and choose who gets on White House grounds to cover his administration.

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Omarosa Trump Plotted to Boot CNN's Acosta

11/14/2018 1:20 PM PST

President Trump put in years of secret planning to get CNN's White House correspondent kicked off his detail ... at least according to Omarosa.

Trump's former aide was in D.C. Wednesday when a photog asked her about Jim Acosta and CNN suing POTUS for revoking his press pass. Omarosa was pretty nonchalant about it, because she claims the Prez held "private meetings" about Acosta back when she was still in the White House.

Omarosa claims booting Acosta, in particular, has been on Trump's agenda for a long time.

For his part, Acosta walked into a federal courthouse in D.C. on Wednesday, seeking an emergency order that would grant him immediate White House access. The court hasn't ruled yet.

Omarosa's got an opinion on how the battle will play out for CNN and Acosta.

Granted, she has plenty of beef with 45 about how she was 86'd, but IF Omarosa's right about the alleged "private meetings," it confirms the media's biggest fears: That the President is trying to crush Freedom of the Press if he doesn't like your reporting.  

Game on.

Tito Ortiz I Wanna Visit Trump ... After Beating Up Liddell

11/14/2018 7:55 AM PST

Tito Ortiz has been a hardcore President Trump supporter for years ... so after the MMA star beats the hell outta Chuck Liddell, he says he wants to take a trip to the White House. 

TMZ Sports talked to Ortiz at Kings MMA in West Hollywood -- where Tito was preparing for the Ortiz-Liddell trilogy fight on November 24 -- and we asked if he'd be down to take a trip to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave ... if he wins.

"I would love to visit the White House. I've been supporting Trump since day 1."

In the past, visiting the W.H. has been a rite of passage for championship athletes -- until Trump was elected -- and many stopped going (see Warriors, Eagles). 

Remember, Tito personally knows Trump ... he was on "The Apprentice" back in '08.

The "Huntington Beach Bad Boy" says being down with Trump -- especially for someone of Mexican descent -- ain't always been easy.

"I've lost a lot of fans, but I've gained a lot of fans too."

Ortiz also had a message for the Prez ... who's a big fan of combat sports.

"Donald Trump, keep doing what you're doing, man. I appreciate you. I love your support. And, keep standing your ground, and speak the way all the rest of us Americans need to be spoken for."

"Yeah, you say a few things on Twitter that you probably shouldn't say, but at the end of the day, you're a true American like the rest of us are. Thank you very much for what you do for our country."

Blizzard Slams Washington, D.C. Whiteout Conditions Blanket One Side of Capitol Hill

11/14/2018 7:26 AM PST

The federal government just released a photograph of the aftermath of the blizzard that struck Washington, D.C. last week, and which left a blanket of thick snow over one side of Capitol Hill. Just a single woman survived. 

A close distance away, however, the left side of Capitol Hill fared much better, where some light flurries mixed with some colorful landscape to give things a sign of real life.   

The long-term forecast calls for considerably less snow on Capitol Hill in the coming years.

By the way ... there's a guy on the Democratic side of the aisle who goes by Dean Phillips, who we believe might be the aka of Bill Maher. It's not beyond belief he would have run, right?

Gay Rights Plaintiff Jim Obergefell I'm Really Worried SCOTUS Will Overturn Gay Marriage

11/14/2018 7:04 AM PST

Jim Obergefell -- the gay man who took his fight to marry the person he loves to the United States Supreme Court and won -- is scared to death gay marriage could be a thing of the past.

We got the plaintiff in the landmark 2015 case, Obergefell vs. Hodges, Tuesday at LAX, and laid it out in clear terms ... Donald Trump has already fundamentally altered the federal court system and there's a chance the declaration that there's a Constitutional right to marry the person of your choice may be overturned.

His fear has some basis in fact. Trump's 2 additions to the U.S. Supreme Court swing the balance of the court to the right. It's especially important because the gay marriage decision was decided by a 5-4 vote.

Jim has some advice, but it's definitely not bulletproof.

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