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Posted Saturday 10/13/18 at 3:11AM EDT
Melania Trump "seemed to shrink" on 20/20 in her first sitdown since becoming first lady
"Something about Melania Trump keeps people hopeful — insistently so, despite so much contrary evidence — that there’s a bigger story at work," says Daniel D'Addario. "In her first interview as First Lady... the wife of America’s reigning celebrity-in-chief seemed to shrink," he adds. "Her real cause was not historical preservation or childhood literacy (or, certainly, the Be Best movement) but a defense of her husband premised on the idea that he has her unconditional support. The most pronounced traits to have emerged through the hourlong interview were one quality Melania shares with her husband — a refusal to brook deep contemplation — and one she does not. Married to an endlessly prolix speaker, the First Lady has painfully little to say, or at least little that she is willing to say. A figure about who so much ink has been spilled emerged on 20/20 as someone who refused to reward our attentions with anything but a steady party line."
Posted Friday 10/05/18 at 3:56AM EDT
20/20 to devote an hour to Melania Trump, including her first sit-down interview as first lady
ABC News' interview will be part of the one-hour 20/20 special titled “Being Melania – The First Lady," airing Friday, Oct. 12 at 10 p.m. Excerpts of the interview will be shown on Good Morning America and World News Tonight.
Posted Wednesday 10/03/18 at 3:29AM EDT
Melania Trump reportedly watched CNN for her first solo international trip abroad as first lady
In July, President Trump "caused a bit of a stir" when he caught the first lady watching CNN aboard Air Force One, which led to an order that all TVs be turned to Fox News. Well, according to the Associated Press' Darlene Superville, the TV sets on the plane for Melania Trump's trip to Africa on Monday were turned to CNN.
Posted Saturday 8/04/18 at 4:52PM EDT
CNN trolls President Trump over LeBron James interview: "Sounds like @FLOTUS had the remote last night"
The president was apparently watching CNN's Don Lemon interview the NBA legend late last night when he decided to attack their intelligence, tweeting that James was "just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon. He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do." CNN's PR Twitter account responded by using Melania Trump's #BeBest slogan: "Sounds like @FLOTUS had the remote last night. We hope you both saw the incredible work of @KingJames. #BeBest." That prompted First lady spokesperson Stephanie Grisham to tweet: "#BeBest is a sincere campaign meant to help children. Not something for @CNN to use to mock @POTUS." ALSO: Don Lemon hit back at President Trump for calling him dumb, also invoking Melania Trump's slogan: "Who’s the real dummy? A man who puts kids in classrooms or one who puts kids in cages? #BeBest."
Posted Friday 7/27/18 at 1:14PM EDT
CNN trolls President Trump by thanking Melania Trump for watching
CNN's public relations Twitter account reacted to The New York Times article this week that the president was upset that the first lady was watching CNN aboard Air Force One -- which Melania Trump's spokesperson essentially confirmed, to CNN. "Thanks for watching @FLOTUS!" CNN's PR Twitter tweeted, accompanied by a fist bump emoji. ALSO: Trump's White House can't stop watching CNN.
Posted Wednesday 7/25/18 at 1:49PM EDT
Melania Trump's spokesperson: She can watch any TV channel she wants
The first lady's spokesperson Stephanie Grisham responded to a question about a New York Times article that alleged that President Trump raged at his staff after seeing his wife watching CNN aboard Air Force One instead of his favorite channel Fox News. CNN reporter Kate Bennett asked about The Times article and whether the first lady had watched the Trump-Michael Cohen tape that CNN broadcast last night. “Maybe you’d like to talk about the 160,000 kids who skip school every day for fear of being bullied, or that 280,000 students are physically attacked in schools every month,” Grisham responded. “Seems kind of silly to worry about what channel she watches on TV (any channel she wants btw) or if she heard some recording on the news.”
Posted Saturday 6/23/18 at 6:10PM EDT
Alec Baldwin invites Melania Trump to join him on SNL
"We know what you’re thinking. What you’re feeling," Baldwin tweeted on Saturday, adding: "Come over to the light. We will welcome you as a hero in ways you never imagined possible. And then do SNL w me."
Posted Tuesday 5/01/18 at 11:02PM EDT
Andy Cohen: Why I never approached Melania Trump for The Real Housewives of New York
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
“I don’t know if she has a strong enough personality for the show,” said the Bravo host. ALSO: Cohen and Melissa Gorga may be off the hook in $30 million lawsuit.
Posted Wednesday 4/11/18 at 1:11PM EDT
Jimmy Kimmel hasn't said a word about Sean Hannity since releasing his "apology" statement on Sunday
On Tuesday night's show, Kimmel didn't respond to Hannity's response to his statement and invitation to come on his show from Monday night. It appears he's put the feud in the past. ALSO: Slovenians want Kimmel to lay off Melania Trump's accent.
Posted Monday 4/09/18 at 11:33PM EDT
Sean Hannity accepts Jimmy Kimmel's "forced" apology, says "I will punch back even harder" next time
Source: The Daily Beast
Hannity addressed Kimmel at the top of his Fox News show Monday night, saying Kimmel's Sunday apology seemed more like a "forced, Disney apology" to the LGBT community than an apology for making fun of First Lady Melania Trump's accent. Nevertheless, Hannity said "I think every person should accept apologies, and that’s what I’m going to do here." As Matt Wilstein points out, however, Hannity never offered his own regrets for comparing Kimmel to Harvey Weinstein. Hannity did invite Kimmel on his show and promised "no name-calling, no anger, no rehashing of the Twitter fight." But, says Wilstein, "in the next breath, he was issuing a threat." “Jimmy, if you do want to start up again, I promise I will punch back even harder,” Hannity said. “And my producer spent all weekend compiling a lot of your highlights, or lowlights, in your career. They don’t make you look too good. Instead of airing them, we will put them in storage and we have more important pressing issues like what’s happening in Syria and gassing of women and children.”
Posted Monday 4/09/18 at 1:45PM EDT
"Boycott Jimmy Kimmel" petition tops 150,000 signatures
Source: Washington Examiner
“Let's send a message that these attacks on our First Lady will NOT be tolerated!” reads the petition, which was made into reaction to Kimmel's joke about Melania Trump last week.
Posted Sunday 4/08/18 at 5:24PM EDT
Jimmy Kimmel moves to end feud with Sean Hannity, apologizes for gay jokes
Kimmel released a statement on Twitter late Sunday morning calling for a cease-fire in his feud with Hannity, saying that while he had "fun," "I realize that the level of vitriol from all sides (mine and me included) does nothing good for anyone and, in fact, is harmful to our country." Kimmel also called out the "vile attacks against my wife and wishes for death of my infant son." Kimmel's wife, Molly McNearney, tweeted that amid the Hannity feud, she has been called a "'c*nt', 'ugly bitch' , with 'defective genes', & asked if my baby ' is in a box yet.'" Kimmel had been under fire for slamming Hannity with gay jokes. He responded that "I most certainly did not intend to belittle or upset members of the gay community and to those who took offense, I apologize." Additionally, Kimmel said he will "take Sean Hannity at his word that he was genuinely offended by what I believed and still believe to be a harmless and silly aside referencing our First Lady's accent. Mrs. Trump almost certainly has enough to worry about without being used as a prop to increase TV ratings." Kimmel ended his statement with a shot at the Fox News host: "I am hopeful that Sean Hannity will learn from this too and continue his his newly-found advocacy for women, immigrants and First Ladies and that he will triumph in the heroic battle against sexual harassment and perversion." Hannity tweeted back that he'll have a formal response on his Fox News show on Monday.
Posted Friday 4/06/18 at 2:28PM EDT
Jimmy Kimmel slams Sean Hannity for trivializing Harvey Weinstein as the Fox News host keeps bringing up his Man Show past
Hannity continued calling Kimmel "Harvey Weinstein junior" over his Man Show past on Friday, specifically referring to a comedy bit in which women were asked to "Guess What's in My Pants?" When Hannity made it part of "Today's poll," Kimmel responded: "I vote for whichever one best helps you trivialize the horrors of Harvey Weinstein by comparing them to televised comedy bits in which every woman was a willing participant who gladly signed a release." As one of Hannity's commenters pointed out, Kimmel's Man Show co-host Adam Carolla has been a guest on Hannity's radio show.
Posted Friday 4/06/18 at 4:27AM EDT
Jimmy Kimmel and Sean Hannity are feuding
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The Fox News host and the ABC late-night star have been trading barbs, on TV and on Twitter, with Hannity calling Kimmel "#pervertkimmel" and "Harvey Weinstein Jr." as Kimmel mocked Hannity as "#clownpornsean." The feud kicked off when Hannity went after Kimmel for making fun of First Lady Melania Trump's role in the White House Easter Egg Roll earlier this week, calling the joke a "despicable disgrace" from "ass clown Kimmel." Kimmel responded on his show Thursday night, saying: "If I'm an ass clown — and I very well might be — you, Sean, are the whole ass circus." That led to a back-and-forth on Twitter, with Hannity posting clips from Kimmel's Man Show past. "Jimmy that’s you being a pervert a**hole. How would you feel if that was your daughter?," Hannity tweeted while continually referencing Kimmel's Disney employment. Kimmel's wife and co-head writer, Molly McNearney, also responded to Hannity, tweeting: "Oh man, Sean. If you are offended by that 20 year old comedy bit, WAIT until you hear what our President said to Billy Bush!"
Posted Thursday 2/01/18 at 2:23PM EST
President Trump falsely claims he had the most-watched State of the Union in history
“Thank you for all of the nice compliments and reviews on the State of the Union speech. 45.6 million people watched, the highest number in history,” the president tweeted this morning. Even Fox News rebutted Trump’s claim, pointing out in a tweet that Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton all had a larger viewership. ALSO: Trump brings up Melania Trump's 2005 appearance in an Aflac commercial.