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Prank Call to President Trump Shows Bigger Issues, Says ‘Stuttering John’ Melendez

President Trump ought to be ashamed of how easy it is for anyone — maybe even the Russians — to infiltrate the White House … so claims “Stuttering John” Melendez who says he did exactly that. We got John out in the San Fernando Valley…

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Prank Call to President Trump Shows Bigger Issues, Says ‘Stuttering John’ Melendez

President Trump ought to be ashamed of how easy it is for anyone — maybe even the Russians — to infiltrate the White House … so claims “Stuttering John” Melendez who says he did exactly that. We got John out in the San Fernando Valley…

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Ronnie Ortiz-Magro Issues Threat to Instagram Users

Ronnie Ortiz-Magro has come a long way over the past few weeks.

He’s gone from fighting with his baby mama to fighting with his social media followers.

Hey, better than latter than the former, right?

On Wednesday night, the Jersey Shore veteran took to his Instagram Story and issued a threat to a handful of his fellow users.

We’ve seen plenty of celebrities address trolls and haters before, of course, but this message seemed a tad extreme… and disturbing.

“When your biggest fear, becomes reality,” Ronnie wrote, adding:

“Next fan to try to tell me how to life my life, when they haven’t accomplish anything with theirs is getting put on blast & I’m gonna let my real fans roast all you haters!!!!”

Them are fighting words… is typically just a meaningless saying.

But Ronnie has shown over the years that he definitely has a violent side. So Instagram followers, beware!

The question now also becomes, of course, to what is Ronnie referring here?

Several hours after his post, on-again/off-again/on-again girlfriend Jen Harley, revealed that someone damaged her late father’s car.

“I’m in shock this happen[ed] to my fathers car who passed away. Heartbroken,” she captioned a since-deleted Instagram Story picture of the smashed window.

Harley then added:

“You wanted to get me you got me bro.”

Was Jen implying here that Ronnie was behind the incident?!? It’s unclear.

Ronnie and Jen dominated the Internet last month when they took their private beef VERY public.

The reality star and his lover went back and forth on Instagram, hurling one insult after another at each other; with Ronnie accusing Harley of cheating and saying she’s a “cum dumpster” and Jen saying Ronnie was a terrible dad.

She also hinted strongly that Ronnie cheated as well, a fact basically backed up by multiple Jersey Shore episodes that depicted him doing this exact dishonest thing.

At some point, it appeared as if the twosome had worked out their issues and were going to get back together for the sake of their daughter, who was born in early April.

On May 22, however, an insider said the following to Us Weekly:

“They had a big fight the other day and are done … for now. It’s going to keep changing every day.”

Sounds like a very stable environment for their child to grow up in, huh?

Elsewhere, there have been questions about whether or not Ariana Sky even is Ronnie’s child.

Questions broached by Ronnie, that is.

According to multiple sources, he’s contemplated the ordering of a paternity test just to make sure he really did father his baby girl, despite gushing over her this spring on Instagram.

“Things that were important to you just aren’t anymore. Your mindset is taking care of your family and being a good role model and basically just, you never want to see anything happen to them,” Ronnie also told Us Weekly in April, adding at the time:

“She gets the hiccups and I go crazy because it’s out of my hands.”

That’s very sweet.

If only Ronnie acted in an equally sweet manner toward Ariana’s mom.

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Morgan Freeman Issues Strong Statement: I Have Never Committed Sexual Assault!

No, Morgan Freeman, insists in a new statement:

NOT me too.

In a disturbing new CNN report that came out this week, the veteran actor was accused by eight different women of sexual misconduct and/or harassment.

The authors behind this report said they spoke to the eight women, along with eight separate witnesses, all of whom offered similar descriptions of Morgan’s behavior over the years.

For example, one production assistant on the 2017 movie Going In Style told CNN that Morgan “kept trying to lift up my skirt and asking if I was wearing underwear.”

He did until a co-star told him to stop.

Then there was a senior production staff member on the set of the 2013 film Now You See Me who told CNN that Morgan made so many inappropriate comments about her attire that she stopped wearing tight articles of clothing around him.

A CNN reporter named Chloe Melas even went on record with the charge that Morgan frequently looked her up and down and referred to as “ripe” when she interviewed the star last year.

Oh, and she was six months pregnant at the time.

In response to these accusations, Morgan said the following on Thursday:

Anyone who knows me or has worked with me knows I am not someone who would intentionally offend or knowingly make anyone feel uneasy.

I apologize to anyone who felt uncomfortable or disrespected – that was never my intent.

Not exactly the most effective apology ever, right?

He’s basically saying he did all this stuff, he just didn’t mean to offend anyone via his actions.

Now, with his name being associated with others who have been brought down by the #MeToo movement, the 80-year old has issued a far more strongly-worded statement.

He wants to make a few things clear.

“I am devastated that 80 years of my life is at risk of being undermined, in the blink of an eye, by Thursday’s media reports,” he opened, adding:

“All victims of assault and harassment deserve to be heard. And we need to listen to them. But it is not right to equate horrific incidents of sexual assault with misplaced compliments or humor.

“I admit that I am someone who feels a need to try to make women – and men – feel appreciated and at ease around me.

“As a part of that, I would often try to joke with and compliment women, in what I thought was a light-hearted and humorous way.”

In conclusion:

Clearly I was not always coming across the way I intended. And that is why I apologized Thursday and will continue to apologize to anyone I might have upset, however unintentionally.

But I also want to be clear: I did not create unsafe work environments. I did not assault women. I did not offer employment or advancement in exchange for sex.

Any suggestion that I did so is completely false.

This is all well and good and likely true.

But no one has accused Morgan of assault.

They’ve said he treated women on set with extreme disrespect, basically viewing them as nothing but sex objects.

Is this as bad as actually assaulting them? Of course not.

However, the behavior is still part of a significant issue in society that is thankfully being addressed more and more often these days. It’s simply the issue of treating both men and women with equaly amounts of respect.

Morgan is an Oscar winner who is best known for a handful of iconic movie roles.

His most notable films include: Million Dollar Baby, The Shawshank Redemption and Batman Begins.

Let’s hope he has learned some valuable lessons from the allegations leveled against him here.

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Meghan Markle Issues Statement on Father: Sadly, He’s a Jerk!

In just two days, Meghan Markle will marry Prince Harry in the kind of lavish ceremony that most folks can only dream about.

Unfortunately, in the meantime, she’s being made to tolerate a metric ton of bullsh-t from her wildly trashy family.

For months now, Meghan’s shady half-siblings have been talking trash to anyone who will listen, clearly hoping that her fairytale romance will somehow equate to them never having to work again.

Now, her father is doing his best to one-up his own children in order to retain the title of Worst Markle of Them All.

Earlier this week, it was reported that Thomas Markle had suffered a heart attack and would not be attending the royal wedding on Saturday.

Now, we know that Thomas is not in poor health, but will still not be making the trip to London for his daughter’s big day.

The reason?

Well, as far as anyone can tell, Thomas is embarrassed by a bizarre scandal involving paparazzi photos that he sold to a media outlet.

It’s really not that big a deal on its own, but Thomas seems hell-bent on making it a big deal.

Rather than face the possibility that someone might make fun of him for cashing in on his daughter’s fame, Thomas has decided to piss off one of the world’s most powerful families by casting a dark cloud over a very important day.

The situation is so bad that Meghan has been forced to issue an official statement – her first as a member of the royal family – regarding her father’s absence.

“Sadly, my father will not be attending our wedding. I have always cared for my father and hope he can be given the space he needs to focus on his health,” reads the statement.

“I would like to thank everyone who has offered generous messages of support. Please know how much Harry and I look forward to sharing our special day with you on Saturday.”

Officially, Thomas is sticking to the excuse that he’s too sick to travel. 

“He has told Meghan he cannot attend due to medical reasons,” a source tells People magazine.

“She is ultimately concerned, as Prince Harry is, for her father,” the insider adds.

“They have both been in touch with Thomas Markle in recent days, as they have for some time. They have been in regular contact.”

Does this guy know his daughter will have the power to behead people as of Saturday morning?!

We haven’t done much research, but we’re pretty sure that’s a thing.

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Avicii’s Family Issues First Official Statement Since DJ’s Death

The family of Avicii has broken its silence.

Three days after the beloved DJ was shocking found dead at the young age of 28, Avicii’s loved ones have issued their first statement in response to this tragedy.

“We would like to thank you for the support and the loving words about our son and brother,” opens this message.

It continues:

“We are so grateful for everyone who loved Tim’s music and have precious memories of his songs.

Thank you for all the initiatives taken to honor Tim, with public gatherings, church bells ringing out his music, tributes at Coachella and moments of silence around the world.”

The DJ’s real name was Tim Bergling, it’s worth noting.

And this statement concludes as follows:

“We are grateful for the privacy during this difficult time. Our wish is that it continues that way. With love, The Tim Bergling Family.”

There has certainly been an outpouring of support, that’s not exaggeration.

Avicii was considered to be one of the best known and most respected DJs on the planet.

He was an early supporters of the EDM movement, bringing that type of music to clubs around the globe.

The artist’s major hits included singles such as  “Levels,” “Wake Me Up” and “Hey Brother.”

Sadly, Avicii was found dead in his hotel room in Moscat, Oman last Friday.

His cause of death has not been revealed, yet numerous outlets cite Oman authorities’ assertion that there is “no criminal suspicion of death.”

The musician’s body is expected to be flown back to his native Sweden this week, these same outlets have confirmed.

Avicii took a break from touring two years ago after admitting that he had fallen prey to the hard partying lifestyle, while also stating he had been diagnosed with pancreatitis at the age of 21.

It’s unknown at this time whether that illness or whether any foreign substances contributed to his passing,

Elsewhere, Incubus guitarist Mike Einziger helped Avicii wrote the song “Wake Me Up.” He knew the DJ well.

And he has penned his own lengthy tribute to the late star for Variety.

You can read the full message HERE, and you can scroll down to read the final few moving paragraphs…

I wish I could have been there to help him. He was such a sweet person and had such a long life ahead of him.

Maybe I didn’t appreciate this as much as I should have when he was alive, but he really changed my life in a pretty profound way, as a collaborator, as a creative partner.

Some of the work we did together is some of the music I’m most proud of in my whole life. We went through a creative period together that was really exciting and fun.

When stuff like that happens it’s just like magic and really rare.

To have shared that with him and just to see and be able to feel how vibrant he was as a human being and also as an artist, he had such a strong creative vision.

He was so committed to every single piece he worked on. And it was really a privilege to be around that and share that with somebody so vibrant. He was so sweet and such a visionary.

I still can’t believe he’s gone – I’m still just trying to process it. It’s awful.

He was such a sweet human being, genuine. He was so young. These are all cliches, but it’s just tragic. All I can do is shake my head.

May Avicii rest in peace.

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Amber Portwood: Suffering from Mental Health Issues During Pregnancy

Amber Portwood is not in a good place right now.

But then again, she’s never been in a good place, not once in all the years we’ve known her, so it’s to be expected at this point.

After years of dealing with drug addiction and massive anger management problems and, you know, prison, not to mention the supreme creepiness of Matt Baier …

She’s been through a lot, to say the least.

So now that she’s settled down a little bit, since she’s cut Matt loose and found a new creeper to play house with and since she’s pregnant again, you’d think things would be easier, right?

At least a little bit.

But if you honestly thought that, then you must not be too familiar with Ms. Portwood.

While it looks like she gets along better with Andrew Glennon than she did with Matt, we don’t imagine that will be the case forever — Andrew has two exes with restraining orders against him, so a happy ending with Teen Mom’s OG felon doesn’t seem likely.

And while it may look like she’s in a better situation to have a child now than she was when she was a broke teenager, it really doesn’t feel that way.

After all, she doesn’t really parent the child she already has, and we all saw how maternal she was when she did have custody of Leah.

Spoiler if you missed the first few seasons of Teen Mom: most inanimate objects appear to be more maternal than Amber.

Look, the point is that it’s all just bad, everything about this whole situation is bad and weird and scary.

And in a new interview Amber just did with People, she’s opening up about how bad things are for her these days.

In the interview, Amber revealed that she “had a concern” with her depression recently, and after speaking with her doctor, they concluded that “it was a concern that postpartum [depression] was something that could happen because of how I’m doing right now.”

She explained that she wants to “nip it in the bud before anything gets too bad or you go into a really deep depression, which is not good for me right now, obviously.”

So she began taking antidepressants, which she said is “just something you have to do to make yourself feel better, and you have to make sure it’s safe for the baby and just move forward from that.”

First of all, it’s sincerely wonderful that Amber took the steps to get help if she’s been feeling depressed. Lots of antidepressants are perfectly safe during pregnancy, and it’s a great thing that she’s taking care of herself like this.

Obviously there’s no shame in admitting you’re struggling, and if she does develop postpartum depression down the line, she’s got a head start on battling it.

It’s also good that she seems to be wising up a little when it comes to her health.

Last year, after Amber broke up with Matt, she made statements about how she’d stopped taking her medications because she thought it was just her situation that was making her feel depressed.

Except she’s said many times that she’s bipolar, which isn’t something you just get over by getting out of a bad situation — not that depression is either, but bipolar disorder is a lifelong thing.

She’s also said before that the medications she normally took weren’t safe for pregnancy, but maybe since she’s already on antidepressants, she’ll consult her doctor about any other meds she made need after having the baby.

Maybe this is the first step to a whole new and improved Amber!

We can dream, right?

Oh, also in the interview, she specified that she’s 33 weeks pregnant right now, which means that she conceived within the first few weeks of dating Andrew.

What a world.

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Justin Timberlake’s Super Bowl LII Halftime Show Riddled with Disastrous Audio Issues

Justin Timberlake’s gonna have words with the audio guys, because they ruined his Super Bowl halftime performance. INCREDIBLE, @JTimberlake! #PepsiHalftime #SBLII pic.twitter.com/dWkGTdyvnA — NFL (@NFL) February 5, 2018 JT hit the stage…

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