Wednesday will be declared Stormy Daniels Day in West Hollywood in honor of the Trump accuser's "courage" in "speaking truth," the city stated.
Daniels, described by the city as a leader in the #RESIST movement against the Trump administration, will be presented with a city proclamation declaring May 23, 2018 as Stormy Daniels Day. She will also be awarded the key to the city by West Hollywood Mayor John J. Duran.
“In these politically tumultuous times, Daniels has proven herself to be a profile in courage by speaking truth to power even under threats to her safety and extreme intimidation,” a city news release stated.
Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, has filed a lawsuit against the president’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, over the legality of a 2016 hush agreement in which she was paid to keep quiet about an alleged affair with Trump.
The president has denied any sexual encounter between the two.
In April, a composite sketch was released of a man the adult film star said threatened her over the alleged affair. Trump responded to the sketch by calling it “a total con job” on Twitter.
Wednesday's ceremony will take place about 4 p.m. at Chi Chi La Rue’s erotic apparel shop at 8861 Santa Monica Boulevard.
After 30 minutes of back and forth in court - trying to convince him to move out on his own - State Supreme Court Justice Donald Greenwood ordered Michael Rotondo to be evicted from his parents' house in Camillus, N.Y. Rotondo's argument was that he was entitled to six months more time. Video by Douglass Dowty
Congressman and Democrat National Committee deputy chairman Keith Ellison (D., Minn.) displayed his singing abilities at this year's MinnRoast event with a song mocking President Donald Trump. "If I want to be called a stable genius, I just call my best friend Vladamir Putin," Ellison sang while wearing a Trump-style wig and playing an acoustic guitar to the tune of "Guantanamera." Ellison was accompanied by Minneapolis City Council Member Jeremiah Ellison, who played the drums. The song included lyrics about adult film actress Stormy Daniels, special counsel Robert Mueller, collusion with Russia, and former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R.).
This is the hilarious moment a "drunk" stag was rescued from a KNEE-DEEP swimming pool by a fed-up lifeguard - who was clearly unimpressed with the pre-wedding tomfoolery.
Christopher “Eddie” Dunlop chucked himself into the pool - and then floated face-down not moving.
Eventually, an obviously jaded lifeguard waded into the water and tried to rescue him.
As his pals laugh hysterically, and Christopher from Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire, shows little sign of wanting to be saved, the lifeguard grabs him by the neck and forces him on to his back before hauling him out.
The poolside hilarity reaches a crescendo as the Scot is put in recovery position by his grudging saviour.
Christopher was part of a group of 14 stags staying in Marbella, Spain.
Houston, we have a very tiny problem. During a spacewalk at the International Space Station, an unidentified NASA astronaut forgot the SD card for his GoPro camera. The embarrassing moment was caught during a spacewalk livestream.
Hip-hop mogul P. Diddy has been revealed as the buyer of Chicago artist Kerry James Marshall’s “Past Times,” the work that sold at auction this week for $21 million, a price believed to be near the maximum paid for a living artist.
Marshall’s New York dealer, Jack Shainman, told the New York Times that P. Diddy, whose real name is Sean Combs, is the work’s buyer.
“I know that this work has found a home in a collection with purpose and an eye toward preserving legacy — that of Sean Combs, and that means a lot,” Shainman said in the Times report.
Celebrity art collectors, and rapper art collectors in particular, are nothing new. P. Diddy went public in a significant way with his predilections in 2011 when he splashed for a pair of works at Art Basel in Miami Beach, where he has become something of a fixture. Jay-Z is rumored to be the rap music world’s biggest collector of works, with a hoard estimated in value at something around a half-billion dollars. Producer Swizz Beatz acquired an Ansel Adams photograph when still a teenager, and has a substantial collection. The megasale to P. Diddy, however, lays down a significant marker. Given the new attention being paid to African-American artists in the market, other eye-opening auction prices could follow.
Like Jay-Z, who enlisted art adviser Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn in the late oughts, P. Diddy hired art adviser Maria Brito when he began collecting, to help him fine-tune his eye and expand his collection.
In a 2014 Daily Beast profile, Brito said, “I don’t want to take credit for bringing him into the art world, but before me, he didn’t really have any art. … He never had a chance for someone to explain things to him in a way that would engage his mind, like how to look at contemporary and conceptual art.”
CNN political contributor Ana Navarro — along with a bevy of other journalists and major media outlets — accused President Donald Trump of calling “illegal immigrants ‘animals.'”
But even after CNN’s Chris Cuomo pointed out to Navarro on Thursday that Trump said his “animals” remark referred to the murderous gang MS-13, Navarro said that’s “not good enough.”
The Nicaraguan-born journalist added during the interview that because of Trump’s reported “s**thole” remark in reference to Haiti and other nations, along with statements he’s made about immigrants, “he doesn’t get the benefit of the doubt.”
“It is a very slippery slope when you start dehumanizing people this way,” Narvarro continued. “It’s what the Nazis did. It’s what slave owners did. It’s not what Americans do.”
Nonetheless, in a press conference Thursday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi blasted the president for making the “animals” comment about MS-13.
Pelosi began by saying, “Some of us who are attracted to the political arena, to government and public service” believe “we are all God’s children.”
“There is a spark of divinity among every person on earth, and we all have to recognize that as we respect the dignity and worth of every person,” Pelosi continued.
The House minority leader then added: “So when the president of the United States says about undocumented immigrants, ‘These aren’t people, these are animals,’ you have to wonder, does he not believe in the spark of divinity, the dignity and worth of every person?”
A 25-year-old Dallas-area man was arrested Friday after posing as a 17-year-old Hurricane Harvey victim and high-school freshman for roughly nine months, and starring for a high-school basketball team, per The Dallas Morning News.
Sidney Bouvier Gilstrap-Portley was arrested Friday night, booked into the Dallas County Jail and has since bonded out, according to court records. He faces a charge of tampering with government records.
Gilstrap-Portley enrolled at Skyline High School at the beginning of the 2017-18 school year, posing as a victim of Hurricane Harvey under the name Rashun Richardson. The school had opened its doors to hurricane victims, and Gilstrap-Portley took advantage. In October, though, Gilstrap-Portley transferred to Hillcrest High School, where he played basketball and also began dating a 14-year-old girl, a story police are still investigating.
Gilstrap-Portley was voted the District 11-5A offensive player of the year by coaches. Hillcrest went 11-10 this past season.