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MARCO RUBIO ADMITS REPUBLICAN TAX CUTS SUCK

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HUFFINGTON POST -- Marco Rubio may have committed the ultimate heresy for a Republican: The senator from Florida admitted that recent corporate tax cuts are doing little to help American workers and that increased public spending might be in order.

In an interview with the Economist, Rubio said he doubts that the tax cuts or Trump’s “America first” protectionism will stop people from losing their jobs to automation.

“There is still a lot of thinking on the right that if big corporations are happy, they’re going to take the money they’re saving and reinvest it in American workers,” he said. “In fact, they bought back shares, a few gave out bonuses; there’s no evidence whatsoever that the money’s been massively poured back into the American worker.”

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KATHY GRIFFIN TAKES BACK DONALD TRUMP APOLOGY

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Kathy Griffin On The View

Kathy Griffin says she is taking back her apology.


Griffin says she regrets apologizing for the controversial Trump photoshoot, says she "wanted to make a statement of what a misogynist he is": "The First Amendment is the First Amendment for a reason — it's the first one!"

 "I'm not holding back." Griffin discusses her comeback: "This president is different — and I have been through the mill and I'm back on the road."

Hot Topics: Trump holds rally in Michigan as he skips White House correspondents' dinner
Ana Navarro says she was struck by Pres. Trump's controversial comments: "I can't bring myself to hold a comedian for one night to a higher standard than we hold the President of the United States for his entire term!"


"If we're gonna have a real conversation about the White House Correspondents' Dinner, about the tenor of what happened there, about the tone, about civili…

ANN WILSON & MICK JONES @ LIVE NATION CONCERT

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Ann Wilson of Heart and Mick Jones of Foreigner, were photographed at Live Nation’s National Concert Week press day at Live Nation NYC Headquarters today in New York City.

Photo By: Diego Corredor/MediaPunch 

AUDRINA PATRIDGE & RYAN CABRERA PARTY DOWN

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E! NEWS -- Audrina Patridge and Ryan Cabrera certainly got the hills alive and talking this weekend about a rumored romantic rekindling...

Last week, a report stated that the former Hills stars had reignited their past romance and then over the weekend the pair partied down together at the Stagecoach Music Festival, which, of course, is keeping the dating speculation going.

While Patridge, who is currently going through a messy divorce, and Cabrera have not commented, the pair seem to be getting quite cozy once again.

Fans may remember that Ryan and Audrina were first linked in January of 2010 and had part of their romance documented on the final season of The Hills before calling it quits five months later.

As MTV viewers may also recall, Audrina was worried that they rushed into things too quickly. It also didn't help that the rocker was about to hit the road to go on tour.

After going their separate ways, Ryan continued focusing on his music career. As for Audrina, she welcomed…

ASHLEY JUDD SLAPS LAWSUIT ON HARVEY WEINSTEIN

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**** DIRTY HARVEY WEINSTEIN ****

Ashley Judd On ABC News




ABC News’ “World News Tonight” featured an exclusive interview with actress Ashley Judd.


ABC NEWS STORY BY: ENJOLI FRANCIS -- Actress Ashley Judd and her lawyers have filed a lawsuit today against disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein, claiming that he damaged her career by blocking her from getting major movie roles in retaliation for turning down his advances.


"I lost career opportunity. I lost money. I lost status and prestige and power in my career as a direct result of having been sexually harassed and rebuffing the sexual harassment," Judd told ABC News today. "My career opportunities, after having been defamed by Harvey Weinstein, were significantly diminished. ... My career was damaged because I rebuffed Mr. Weinstein's sexual advances. I know it for a fact."


In October, Judd sat down with ABC News' Diane Sawyer in her first television interview about her Weinstein allegations.


Nearly seven mo…

BVLGARA PREMIERE OF THE CONDUCTOR & THE LITAS

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Suki Waterhouse and Sofia Resing were photographed and in fashion at the BVLGARI World Premiere of The Conductor and The Litas at iPIC Theaters the other day in New York City.

Photo By: Diego Corredor/MediaPunch

JEAN SHAFIROFF @ NYC MISSION SOCIETY FETE

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**** Champions for Children Gala
Photos By: Patrick McMullan ****







New York, N.Y.  -- The New York City Mission Society held its annual Champions for Children Gala on This week to support educational programs and supportive services that help youth and families in New York City’s underserved communities break the cycle of poverty and achieve success. This year’s Gala Co-Chairs were Katrina & Don Peebles, Leah & Stanley H. Rumbough, and Jean & Martin Shafiroff.



The Gala, attended by more than 330 people, was held at the Mandarin Oriental in Columbus Circle overlooking Central Park, and featured music, dance, and a program including awards presentations.





Legendary Cathy Hughes, Founder and Chairperson, Urban One, Inc. (which includes TV One and Radio One), received the Lifetime Achievement Award for her myriad, trailblazing accomplishments in media, and Mannie Jackson, 2017 Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer and President, Mannie Jackson for the Humanities Foundation, received the…

KYLIE MINOGUE VISITS NEW YORK BUILD SERIES

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Kylie Minogue was photographed today at The BUILD SERIES in New York City. My old friend was all smiles for her fans and photographers.

Photo By: Diego Corredor/MediaPunch

JEAN SHAFIROFF & AMANDA SEYFRIED @ BEST FRIENDS

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**** Best Friends Animal Society Gala In NYC ****



Spotted: Society philanthropist Jean Shafiroff with actress Amanda Seyfied at Best Friends Animal Society Gala in NYC.


Actress and spokesperson Amanda Seyfried was spotted chatting away with society philanthropist and New York power woman Jean Shafiroff at The Best Friend’s Gala at Gustavino’s in NYC recently. Both women share a great love of animals. With them was Gregory Castle, the founder of Best Friends Animal Society.

Best Friends Animal Society wants to end the euthanizing of all animals in the nation’s animal shelters by 2025. For more information on Best Friends go to www.bestfriends.org

SERENA WILLIAMS IS STUNNING @ NYC PREMIERE

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Serena Williams looked stunning last night at the HBO Being Serena Premiere in New York City.

Photo By: Diego Corredor/MediaPunch

EMMA FORREST STRIKES A POSE @ BUILD SERIES

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Emma Forrest was photographed when she visited the BUILD SERIES the other day in New York City.

Photo By: Diego Corredor/MediaPunch

RYAN MCCARTAN SPOTTED PUMPING GAS IN LA LA LAND

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Ryan McCartan was spotted out and about in Los Angeles on a beautiful day pumping gas. Wow, these celebrities amaze me, pumping their own gas!

Ryan is known for his recurring role as Diggie on the Disney Channel sitcom Liv and Maddie, and for his role as Brad Majors in the 2016 Fox musical television film The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again.

Photo Courtesy Of: MediaPunch For Iconic 

WHOOPI GOLDBERG LASHES OUT @ IVANA TRUMP

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**** ROUNDUP AT ABC'S 'THE VIEW' ****

The View Talks Ivana Trump


Hot Topics: Flight records contradict Trump claims on Moscow visit, report says.


"That dossier is starting to sound truer and truer," Joy Behar says, referring to the document containing salacious allegations about Pres. Trump's trips to Moscow — allegations the president has denied.

Sunny Hostin weighs in: "I just don't understand how you lie about something that is so easily verifiable. You took a plane, so there are always plane logs, y'know?"

WATCH HERE

Hot Topics: Ivana Trump comments on Vanessa, Donald Trump Jr.'s divorce.

Ivana Trump questioned who would date Vanessa Trump, a mother of five, after she filed for divorce from her son Donald Jr. — Whoopi Goldberg weighs in: "Stop being a hater, honey! That's the mother of your grandchildren, why would you do that?"



The View Talks Hillary Clinton



Hot Topics: Should Hillary Clinton change her Twitter bio?

Hillary Cl…

JAMIE FOXX ATTENDS TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL @ BMCC

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Jamie Foxx attended the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival at BMCC in New York City the other day.

Photo By: Diego Corredor/MediaPunch

JASON BIGGS VISITS NEW YORK CITY BUILD SERIES

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Jason Biggs was spotted visiting the BUILD SERIES in New York City yesterday. The star was in a great mood and smiled for all the roving cameras.

Photo By: Diego Corredor/MediaPunch

THE 2018 TIME 100 GALA @ LINCOLN CENTER NYC

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Mia Farrow, Ronan Farrow, Padma Lakshmi and Jennifer Lopez were photographed tonight at the 2018 Time 100 Gala celebrating their 100 most influential people in the world at Frederick P. Rose Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City.
Photos By: Diego Corredor/MediaPunch 

BROADWAY CARES / EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS COMPETITION

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Stars from some of the most popular shows on Broadway, including Angels in America, The Band’s Visit, Dear Evan Hansen, Frozen, Hello, Dolly!, The Lion King, Mean Girls, Once on This Island and SpongeBob SquarePants, will make special appearances at the 32nd annual Easter Bonnet Competition on Monday, April 23, at 4:30 pm and Tuesday, April 24, at 2 pm.


The Easter Bonnet Competition (#broadwaybonnets) will feature appearances by John Cariani and Ari’el Stachel (The Band’s Visit); Lilli Cooper, Gavin Lee and Ethan Slater (SpongeBob SquarePants); Bongi Duma and Tshidi Manye (The Lion King); Adam Heller, Evan Pappas and Cheryl Stern (A Letter to Harvey Milk); Erika Henningsen and Taylor Louderman (Mean Girls); Patti Murin (Frozen), Lea Salonga (Once on This Island) and Taylor Trensch (Dear Evan Hansen).





The winners of top fundraiser, best presentation and best bonnet design, as well as the much-anticipated fundraising total, will be announced Tuesday by Victor Garber and Bernadette Pete…

DIANE SAWYER & ANTHONY SCARAMUCCI & THE VIEW

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Diane Sawyer On The #METOO Movement


Diane Sawyer on women in America the #MeToo movement neglected.

"They want to make sure we hear their stories. too." Sawyer gave a preview of her 20/20 special from Friday night, My Reality: A Hidden America, where she talks with the many strong, hardworking American women living paycheck to paycheck facing workplace harassment everyday.



Anthony Scaramucci Talks Donald Trump


Hot Topics: Anthony Scaramucci on Comey's memos, Trump and whether Michael Cohen will flip.

"He does embellish stories, there's no question about that," guest co-host Anthony Scaramucci says of Pres. Trump. "You may disagree with it and you may not like his style, but there is a methodology to what he's doing."

Courtesy Of: ABC / Disney 

ANNETTE BENING & SAOIRSE RONAN @ TRIBECA FILM

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As an official sponsor of the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival and official host of The Seagull afterparty – Bulleit raised a glass to honor those pushing boundaries in order to live on the edge of the cultural frontier. Bulleit welcomed key cast members (and Academy Award Nominees): Annette Bening, Saoirse Ronan and the director: Michael Mayer to an exclusive party at New York’s Mailroom, for specialty Bulleit cocktails and a celebration of the films’ international debut.



Bulleit has always been passionate about supporting the arts and those that dedicate their lives to innovation, which is one of the reasons why Bulleit and Tribeca Film Festival have partnered in the festivals 17th year: to highlight the cultural frontier of filmmaking.

Photos Courtesy Of: Bulleit And Getty Images

BACHELORETTE RACHEL LINDSAY @ SUGAR HOUSE

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The Bachelorette’s Rachel Lindsay and FiancĂ©, Bryan Abasolo took some time out of their busy schedules for a romantic birthday trip to Philadelphia this weekend where they were spotted at SugarHouse Casino, Philly’s premier gaming destination.

The couple, who have been engaged for the last year, snuck kisses throughout the night and took to the tables where they were seen playing a few rounds of blackjack before settling down to dinner and cocktails at Hugo’s Frog Bar & Chop House, one of the property’s elite restaurants.

The birthday girl, glowing in a black mini dress was delighted when she was surprised by Abasolo with a 7 layer birthday cake, topped with over a dozen sparkers and of course, a rose.

Photos Courtesy Of:  Slate PR

THE LIGHT UP THE BLUES CONCERT IN LOS ANGELES

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Burt Bacharach, Jack Black, Judy Collins and Sheryl Crow were photographed at Light Up The Blues concert at The Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, California last night.

Sarah Silverman and Jack Black were also spotted backstage.


Photos By: Erik Kabik Photography/ MediaPunch

JEAN SHAFIROFF @ SAVE VENICE MASKED BALL

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Spotted -- JEAN SHAFIROFF  Philanthropist and fashion icon at the SAVE VENICE MASKED BALL in NYC on April 20,2018.

Jean Shafiroff, the New York society icon, was spotted at the SAVE VENICE MASKED BALL at the Pierre Hotel in New York City.  Ms. Shafiroff's stunning look was designed by fashion designers Victor dE Souza and Oscar de la Renta.

 Victor dE Souza designed Ms. Shafiroff's couture mask to compliment her striking black and white Oscar de la Renta ballgown .

For more information on SAVE VENICE go to www.savevenice.org


Photo Courtesy Of: Lieba Nesis

ANTONIO BANDERAS VISITS NEW YORK BUILD SERIES

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Antonio Banderas was spotted heading into the BUILD SERIES in New York City the other day.

Photo By: Diego Corredor/MediaPunch 

EVAN RACHEL WOOD @ TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL

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Evan Rachel Wood was snapped at the WESTWORLD Premiere at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival at BMCC the other day in New York City.

Photo By: Diego Corredor/MediaPunch

JENNIFER MORRISON IN FASHION AT 'BACK ROADS'

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Jennifer Morrison looked stunning when she was snapped at the “Back Roads” Premiere at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival at SVA Theater yesterday in New York City.

Photo By: Diego Corredor/MediaPunch

DREE HEMINGWAY 'IN A RELATIONSHIP' @ TRIBECA

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Dree Hemingway was photographed at the “In a Relationship” Premiere at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival at SVA Theater on today in New York City.

Photo By: Diego Corredor/MediaPunch

DONALD TRUMP'S FIRST MANSION NOW FOR SALE

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President Donald Trump bought his first mansion at age 35. It is now for sale and featured this week at TopTenRealEstateDeals.com.



Although the word “replay” is mostly used to describe a repeat of a play video in sports, it occasionally applies to real estate that has been pulled from the market after a long run without selling and then reintroduced at a later date. Such is the case with President Trump’s first mansion that was his entry into owning a string of some of the most glamorous homes in the world.




Trump was only 35 when he and his first wife, Ivana, purchased their starter mansion - a 5.8 acre home on a peninsula in Greenwich Connecticut for $4 million. The timing was good because they were decorating their new Plaza Hotel purchase in Manhattan at the time and Ivana was able to use many of those materials to glam up the Connecticut mansion. That included a king’s ransom of gold leaf, which was applied to moldings and freely throughout the residence. Off to a good start, Tru…

JENNIFER MORRISON VISITS NEW YORK'S BUILD SERIES

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Jennifer Morrison was photographed visiting the BUILD SERIES yesterday in New York City.

Photo By: Diego Corredor/MediaPunch

LUANN DE LESSEPS VISITS THE HOLLYWOOD MEDIUM

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Hollywood Medium With Tyler Henry


In Wednesday's episode Tyler lifts a huge weight of guilt off the shoulders of “The Real Housewives of New York” personality Luann de Lesseps when he shares a mysterious message from a recently departed friend.

Tyler leaves his youngest client yet sobbing with tears when he delivers dance virtuoso Maddie Ziegler and her mom a heartwarming message from the grandmother Maddie never met.

Tyler visits SUR Restaurant with “Vanderpump Rules” studs Jax & Tom, and turns a skeptic into a true believer. “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” star Tituss Burgess is flabbergasted to learn that his bedroom activities are being spectated by an unwelcome visitor from beyond the grave.

Tituss Burgess' Grandma Watches When He's Intimate?!

The "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" star can't believe what Tyler Henry tells him!

“HOLLYWOOD MEDIUM WITH TYLER HENRY” AIRS WEDNESDAYS AT 9 PM ET/PT ONLY ON E!

GANGS GRAFFITI @ GANTRY & HUNTERS POINT PARK

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A ongoing problem at Gantry and Hunters Point South Parks with gang graffiti is causing major concern with residents of the area. 

Almost every night hordes of people descend on the parks and the morning brings huge amounts of litter as well as gang related graffiti. The latest which looks like a MS13 tag was found last week at Gantry Park. It has since been removed, but the persistence of the night time crowds brings more problems for the residents of the area. 

The police departments anti-graffiti squad have been notified and are looking into the latest vandalism that seems to be a nightly event. Stay tuned!

Photo By: James Edstrom

FORMER FIRST LADY BARBARA BUSH DEAD AT 92

Barbara Bush


PEOPLE.COM-- Former first lady Barbara Bush has died. Her death was announced by her husband’s office on Tuesday in a statement saying, “A former First Lady of the United States of America and relentless proponent of family literacy, Barbara Pierce Bush passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at the age of 92.”

“She is survived by her husband of 73 years, President George H. W. Bush; five children and their spouses, 17 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; and her brother Scott Pierce. She was preceded in death by her second child, Pauline “Robin” Bush, and her siblings Martha Rafferty and James R. Pierce.”

STORMY DANIELS EXCLUSIVELY ON ABC'S 'THE VIEW'

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Stormy Daniels On The View


FIRST LIVE INTERVIEW EXCLUSIVELY ON THE VIEW


Daniels reveals sketch of man who allegedly threatened her to keep quiet about alleged Trump affair. Stormy Daniels, her attorney Michael Avenatti discuss court hearing on Michael Cohen raid.

On why she's speaking out: "I'm tired of being threatened...I'm sorry, I'm done being bullied."

"I worked really hard for the last decade in the adult business which I have no qualms about, I'm not ashamed..." Daniels responds to those who say the scandal is a publicity stunt to get her out of the adult film business. "There's a lot of publicity, but I didn't do it for that because this isn't what I want to be known for."

Daniels reacts to Pres. Trump's denial he knew anything about $130,000 payment made to her: "I work in the adult business and I'm a better actor than he is."

Stormy Daniels, Michael Avenatti reveal composite sketch of man who allege…