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President Trump Condemns Anti-Semitism: 'It Has to Stop'
'I think it's horrible,' Trump said of the threats. 'Whether it's anti-Semitism or racism or any - anything you wanna think about having to do with the divide.'

DHS Told to Start Crackdown on Illegal Border Crossings
DHS Secretary John Kelly's memos are similar to orders signed by Trump as part of his campaign promise to take a harder line on illegal immigration.

David Cassidy Reveals Dementia, Saying He 'Always Knew This Was Coming'
The onetime star of "The Partridge Family" reportedly struggled to remember the lyrics to songs during a weekend concert in California.

Trump's New National Security Adviser Marches to Own Drum
The selection Monday of the Army lieutenant general is earning Trump rare praise from both sides of the political aisle.

First Pets: Dogs, Cats and a Raccoon Among Past Presidential Best Friends
From cats to raccoons, furry friends have kept many Presidents company over the years. Here's a look back at the "First Pets."

Veteran CIA Analyst Quits Agency Over Trump's Intel Moves
Edward Price, a CIA analyst and spokesman who worked for the agency for nearly 15 years, said he resigned last week because he cannot in good faith work under the Trump administration.

Europe Terror Fears: Cops Shoot Driver in Truck Laden With Gas Canisters
The incident follows truck attacks in Berlin and Nice that have shattered the continent's peace.

SCOTUS Appears Headed for a Tie in Cross-Border Shooting Case
The court appeared headed for a tie and would order the case to be reheard if Neil Gorsuch is confirmed as the ninth Supreme Court justice.

'We Won': Lone Trump Supporter Takes on Army of Protesters
Dion Cini doesn't just expect a rough response when he shows up at protests to stand up for Donald Trump. He welcomes it.

Seven People Fall Through Ice in Central Park Pond
Dramatic video shows the moments before and after a group of seven young people plunged through the ice on a pond in Central Park Monday.

Missing Drugs Prompts Probe of VA Hospitals Staff
Staff at VA hospitals either siphoned away controlled substances for their own use, or street sales - or drugs intended for patients simply disappeared.

Lindsay Lohan: I Was Profiled While Wearing Headscarf
Lohan had been returning from Turkey, where she recently met President Erdogan, and was wearing the headscarf out of 'personal respect.'

Tyson CEO Denies Fixing Chicken Market
Allegations of price-fixing at America's largest chicken producer have Tyson CEO Tom Hayes "excited to defend the company in court."

Airport Killing, Diplomatic Spat Could Cost N. Korea a Rare Friend
It can be hard to parse the level of vitriol in North Korea's official statements, which often include tsunamis of angry accusations.

What Russia's 'Psychological Portrait of Trump' Reveals
The attempt to get inside the U.S. president's mind is aimed at helping Vladimir Putin plan for their first meeting. Among the dossier's preliminary conclusions is that Trump is a risk-taker who can be naïve, a senior Kremlin adviser told NBC...

NASA's Greeting to Aliens Has Been Floating in Space for 40 Years
If extraterrestrial life encounters the Voyager space probes, they would be greeted by a series of Golden Records programmed by NASA in 1977 to explain the story of Earth.

CPAC's Organizer Explains Why He Invited (and Disinvited) Milo Yiannopoulos
'I think, without dissent, everyone in our leadership believed the right thing to do was to rescind the invitation,' Matt Schlapp says.

Inside State-Run Chinese Paper That's Warned Trump to Back Off Unless He Wants War
The Global Times has played a role in galvanizing what observers say is a wave of nationalistic public opinion triggered by President Donald Trump.


Entertainment News

KRIS JENNER SAYS KIM'S ROBBERY CHANGED THE WAY THE FAMILY LIVES
Kris Jenner opened up with Ellen DeGeneres on Monday about the terrifying ordeal her daughter Kim Kardashian went through in Paris last fall – and the surprising impact it has had on her highly visible family.

For a family that not only courts, but banks on public attention, it seems Kim’s October 3rd robbery in Paris was their worst nightmare, realized.

  • On The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Kris said: "It was devastating."
  • She adds that going through the robbery and the fallout ended up sparking a lot of deep thought for the entire family: "It’s changed the way we live our lives and just the way that we take care of our kids and my grandchildren."
  • Kris believes that, contrary to what one might expect, filming the new season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians has actually been key to Kim's recovery: "We started filming and what was coming out of that was very therapeutic for her, I think, to just explain to us and walk us through."
  • Kim was held at gunpoint by masked men at her hotel in Paris, as they stole millions of dollars worth of jewelry. The upcoming season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians will include an intense episode focused on the incident.
  • Meanwhile, alleged crime scene photos from Kim’s robbery have surfaced. They were published by a French news channel that shows several of the alleged robbers and images of Kim’s bedroom and bathroom.
  • Keeping Up With the Kardashians returns March 5th at 9 p.m. on E!

ANGELINA JOLIE OPENS UP ABOUT DIVORCE FROM BRAD PITT, EATING SPIDERS
Angelina Jolie recently sat down with the BBC for a wide-ranging interview that touched on her family, her split from Brad Pitt and her special attachment to Cambodia.

Speaking about her separation from Pitt and the ensuing emotional and logistical fallout, she simply said that it has been a "very difficult time."

  • Following their announced split in September, Pitt was investigated for child abuse after an alleged incident between the star and their son Maddox, which took place on a private plane. The charges were later dropped.
  • In January, the couple released a joint statement that said that moving forward, they would operate as a united front for the sake of their children.
  • While Jolie has sole custody of their six children, she tells the BBC: "We are a family and we will always be a family, and we will get through this time and hopefully be a stronger family for it."
  • For Jolie, the children and their emotional state, is the most important thing, she tells the BBC: "My focus is my children—our children—and my focus is finding this way through. We are and forever will be a family, and so that is how I am coping. I am coping with finding a way through to make sure that this somehow makes us stronger and closer. It's been a difficult few months."
  • So how are they coping? With a lot of togetherness, Jolie explains: "I'm going through a moment when just everybody's in my room. Two hamsters, two dogs and two children at the moment. It's wonderful."
  • Jolie spoke exclusively to the BBC prior to the screening of First They Killed My Father, a film she directed about the Khmer Rouge genocide in Cambodia based on an autobiographical book of the same name by Loung Ung.
  • While filming the movie – which her children helped out on – they indulged in local cuisine, including fried spiders. Jolie showed twins Knox and Vivienne how to cook the bugs: "See the hard part where you have the teeth? Take the fangs out," she tells them in a video the BBC shared on Twitter.
  • Intimidated? Don’t be. Even Jolie had to break herself in before eating spiders: "Crickets — you start with crickets. Crickets and a beer, and then you kind of move up to tarantulas."
  • Cambodia will always be a special place for Jolie and her family. She adopted her first son, Maddox in Cambodia after filming the 2001 hit Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and falling in love with the country.

NICK CANNON SUED OVER HIS MOBILE APP
Nick Cannon is being sued for the "N’credible" mobile app he created. The app is used to find new talent, including singers, comedians, rappers, models and more. If Cannon enjoys what they do, he signs on as their manager. A man named Enrico Taylor is suing Cannon over the app, claiming it was his idea. He said the two met in 2015 over Taylor’s company "I Discover Stars." Taylor told Cannon he worked with Birdman to run a digital talent search for Cash Money Records.

Cannon reportedly loved the idea because he was "growing tired of his America’s Got Talent job." The two didn’t speak after that. Five months later, the app officially launched.

Taylor said Cannon’s app is very similar to the talent search he ran with Birdmn in 2014. He also said that since Cannon’s app wasn’t successful, it’s hurting his own app from launching. He wants damages of $1,750,000.


RYAN SEACREST'S MANSION CATCHES FIRE
Ryan Seacrest's $50 million mansion caught fire Sunday night. The blaze inflicted some serious damage, burning out some structures, but no one was hurt.

Sources tell TMZ that an electrical problem caused the fire. Seacrest bought the Beverly Hills estate from Ellen DeGeneres in 2012 for $49 million.

  • The home is roughly 9,200 square feet and sits on three acres.
  • The former American Idol host captioned a photo of the damage on Twitter, writing: "Fire last night at the house - thank god everyone is ok. Thanks again @beverlyhillsfirefighters."

CELEBRITY GOSSIP
EMMA WATSON LAUNCHES FASHION INSTAGRAM: Style icon Emma Watson is known for taking a stand for things she cares about, working as a United Nations Women Goodwill Ambassador and with sexual assault org HeForShe. Now that all eyes are on her as she promotes Beauty and the Beast, Watson is using the spotlight to give sustainable fashion and the designers who are participating in the movement a boost. Watson launched The Press Tour on Instagram to give followers an inside look at her press tour – and sustainable fashion. Will you follow the account?

LINDSAY LOHAN ANGLING FOR MEAN GIRLS 2: It has been almost 13 years since moviegoers were introduced to Regina George and Cady Herron in Mean Girls, but we are still reeling from the impact they had on pop culture. Lindsay Lohan, for one, thinks it's high time for a sequel. On The View Monday, she said: "I went to SNL the other day and I was like harassing Lorne Michaels, I'm like we have to do. I'll write the treatment—If Tina Fey's too busy." Think Mean Girls 2 could happen?

CHILD SUPPORT DRAMA SWIRLS AROUND TORI SPELLING BABY SHOWER: Details about the baby shower that Tori Spelling's mother Candy threw at the Hotel Bel-Air on February 11th may end up in court. Sources tell Page Six that Mary Jo Eustace, the ex-wife of Tori's husband Dean McDermott is furious because as the reality stars toasted their fifth pregnancy at what was reportedly a $40,000 affair, and meanwhile, McDermott is failing to pay Eustace thousands in back child support. She is reportedly taking McDermott to Los Angeles Superior Court on March 9th so a judge can weigh in on the dispute. Meanwhile, Tori and McDermott are reportedly being sued by American Express for $87,595 worth of credit card debt.

PETA MURGATROYD SHARES STORY OF SON'S NAME: Peta Murgatroyd shared the story of why she and fiancé Maksim Chmerkovskiy named their son Shai Aleksander. Writing on her blog All Things Fam & Glam, she said Shai, which is pronounced shy, means gift in Hebrew: "Honestly, it’s a perfect fit because from the very beginning, we felt like this little life we made was the most precious gift God could grant us." Aw! Do you try to select names for children and pets with deep symbolic meanings?

ASHLEE SIMPSON SENDS CANCER-STRICKEN FATHER SWEET BIRTHDAY MESSAGE: Ashlee Simpson took to Instagram to wish her father Joe, 59, a very happy birthday, calling him her "sunshine" in the caption. Simpson has been battling prostate cancer since last year. He posted shots of his own of what looked to be a very happy family celebration with his daughters Ashlee and Jessica and their husbands, Evan Ross and Eric Johnson.

LISA RINNA POSTS NUDE SELFIE: Television personality Lisa Rinna stripped down for a nude selfie Sunday. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star and two-time Playboy cover model shared a naked photo on Instagram following news the magazine will again feature nudity. "It’s back. I got scared then I said I’m 53 – zero expletive given! Cheers to @playboy for going back to nudes," Rinna captioned the snapshot. "The female body is so beautiful, every size and every age. Be proud! #thefemalebodyisbeautiful #allshapesandsizes #loveyourself #loveyourbody," she added. Rinna first posed for Playboy in 1998 while six months pregnant with her daughter Delilah. She later appeared on the magazine’s May 2009 cover after competing on the ABC series Dancing with the Stars.


INDUSTRY NEWS
RALPH FIENNES SET TO DIRECT RUDOLF NUREYEV BIOPIC: Ralph Fiennes has signed on to direct The White Crow, a biopic about Russian ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev. The film will be based on Julie Kavanagh's book Rudolf Nureyev: The Life. Two-time Oscar nominee David Hare will write the script. Russian dancer Oleg Ivenko and Adele Exarchopoulos will star. Fiennes' previous directorial efforts are Coriolanus and The Invisible Woman.

KEANU REEVES ADDRESSES POSSIBILITY OF RETURNING TO THE MATRIX: Keanu Reeves, long hailed for his role in The Matrix trilogy, recently discussed the possibility of returning in his role as Neo. Reeves, 52, told Yahoo!: "The Wachowskis would have to be involved. They would have to write it and direct it. And then we’d see what the story is, but yeah, I dunno, that’d be weird, but why not?" In the final film, 2003's The Matrix Revolutions, Neo sacrifices himself to temporarily end the war fought between humans and machines. The ending is ambiguous and leaves open the possibility of a resurrected Neo. Would you be into a new Matrix?

DAVID ATTENBOROUGH JOINS BBC's BLUE PLANET SEQUEL: One of the most revered TV naturalists in the world, David Attenborough, will present a sequel to The Blue Planet documentary series 16 years after the Emmy Award-winning original probed the depths of the oceans. Attenborough is 90 years old. Blue Planet II will air this year on the BBC and will feature such phenomena as methane volcanoes in the Gulf of Mexico.

LOVE ACTUALLY MINI-SEQUEL WON'T INCLUDE ALAN RICKMAN OR EMMA THOMPSON: The Alan Rickman-Emma Thompson storyline was one of the most memorable (and certainly the saddest) of the 2003 ensemble Love Actually, but the forthcoming mini-sequel will not fill us in on what their characters Harry and Karen, and their strained marriage, have been up to. Director Richard Curtis tells the Press Association that it would be too tough, considering Rickman died in 2016: "You know, dealing with Alan is very complicated." The project will be made in celebration of Red Nose Day, a biennial event supporting the Comic Relief charity Curtis helped found. It is set to air on March 25th on NBC and will include original cast members Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley, Colin Firth, Bill Nighy and Liam Neeson, among many others.

SUSANNA FLOOD JOINS ABC'S SHONDALAND PILOT: Susannah Flood (Chicago Fire) is signing on to be a series regular on ABC’s untitled Shondaland legal drama pilot. Scandal’s Paul William Davies is writing, with Tom Verica set to direct. The story is set in the Southern District of New York Federal Court and follows new lawyers as their careers and personal lives intersect.

HOOK PREQUEL FILM BANGARANG REACHES KICKSTARTER GOAL: A Hook prequel film centering around Lost Boy Rufio will become a reality thanks to Kickstarter. The campaign. started by Dante Basco, who portrayed Rufio in Steven Spielberg’s original 1991 film, has reached over $40,000 on Kickstarter from its original $30,000 goal. Titled Bangarang the short film follows the story of Rufio "before the mohawk, before Neverland, before he was The Pan." After reaching its goal with 22 days left to pledge, Basco, who is executive producing, and his team have created a $200,000 stretch goal to make the project into a feature film instead of a short.








 

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