The real-life Wolf of Wall Street has warned investors over Bitcoin, labelling it a “huge scam”.
Marco Rubio Pauses Speech for Water Break
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., takes a sip in the middle of his GOP response to President Obama’s 2013 State of the Union address.
Rubio’s 2013 rebuttal to President Barack Obama’s inauguration was overshadowed when he took a break from his speech to drink water, all without breaking eye contact with the camera in front of him.
Individuals close to the Florida senator said drinking water during speeches was a habitual tick that Rubio has had since his time in the Florida state legislature.
During the 2016 campaign, Trump mocked him, miming drinking from his water bottle.
The New York Times used a narrow definition of “lie” that discarded many of Trump’s falsehoods and still found 103 in 10 months. Under the same rules, Obama had just 18. NYT’s David Leonhardt explains why Trump has trouble with the truth. Jonathan Capehart joins.
Actress Salma Hayek has described Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein as a rage-fuelled “monster”, alleging he sexually harassed and threatened her.
Writing in the New York Times, Hayek said Weinstein once told her: “I will kill you, don’t think I can’t.”
Dozens of actresses, including Rose McGowan, Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow, have accused Mr Weinstein of harassment or assault.
He denies all allegations of non-consensual sex.
In the NYT, Hayek, 51, a Mexican-American, describes working with him on what she called her “greatest ambition” – telling the story of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.
After striking a deal with Weinstein for the rights of the film that would eventually become 2002’s Frida, Hayek wrote it became “my turn to say no”.
“No to me taking a shower with him.
“No to letting him watch me take a shower.
“No to letting him give me a massage.
“No to letting a naked friend of his give me a massage.
“No to letting him give me oral sex.
“No to my getting naked with another woman,” she wrote.
She goes on to accuse him of threatening to shut the film down unless she filmed a nude sex scene with another actress.
“I had to take a tranquilizer, which eventually stopped the crying but made the vomiting worse,” she wrote of her emotional turmoil at filming a scene she thought unnecessary.
“As you can imagine, this was not sexy, but it was the only way I could get through the scene.”
Frida would eventually gather six Oscar nominations, including a Best Actress nod for Hayek.
Mr Weinstein has been accused of rape, sexual assault and harassment, but has “unequivocally denied” any allegations of non-consensual relationships.
Former Vice President Joe Biden appeared Wednesday on ABC’s “The View,” where he offered words of encouragement to panelist Meghan McCain after she began crying while discussing her father’s battle with brain cancer.
Meghan McCain told Biden she hadn’t been able to get through his new memoir, “Promise Me, Dad,” which centers on the 2015 death of Biden’s son, Beau, from an aggressive tumor called glioblastoma. Doctors diagnosed Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., with the same type of tumor this past summer.
“I think about Beau almost every day and I was told that this doesn’t get easier but that you cultivate the tools to work with this and live with this,” Meghan McCain said, her voice breaking. “I know you and your family have been through tragedy I couldn’t conceive of.”
Biden, who served with John McCain in the Senate, stood up and moved from his seat on the set to sit next to her and hold her hand. He told Meghan McCain not to lose hope and that a medical breakthrough is possible.
“And it can happen tomorrow,” said Biden, who added, “there is hope, and if anybody can make it, your dad … her dad is one of my best friends … The thing that I found, and Beau insisted on and your dad’s going to insist on, is you’ve got to maintain hope. You have to have hope.”
A statement issued late Wednesday by the senator’s office said he’s at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland receiving treatment for the “normal side effects of his ongoing cancer therapy.” He looks forward to returning to work as soon as possible, the statement added
McCain, 81, underwent surgery in mid-July to remove a two-inch blood clot in his brain after being diagnosed with glioblastoma. He rebounded quickly, however, returning to Washington and entering the Senate on July 25 to a standing ovation from his colleagues.
But McCain’s condition has appeared to worsen in recent weeks. He suffered a minor tear in his right Achilles tendon, forcing him to wear a walking brace. McCain eventually began using a wheelchair with members of his staff pushing him where he needed to go.
As a Navy pilot, McCain lived through a July 1967 fire that killed 134 sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal in the Gulf of Tonkin during the Vietnam War. The following October, his plane was shot down during a bombing mission over Hanoi. He spent more than five years as a prisoner of war. McCain also has survived several bouts with melanoma, a dangerous skin cancer.
Biden, 74, considered a run for the Oval Office in 2016, but decided against it, later citing the trauma of his son death keeping him from the race. During his “The View” appearance, Biden recounted his long friendship with John McCain and how McCain had befriended Beau many years earlier when he served as a Navy liaison officer to the Senate.
Biden also laughed while remembering their political clashes, with the two Senate heavyweights going toe to toe.
“Her dad goes after me hammer and tong,” Biden told the audience. But he also said that, even now, if he called John McCain and asked for help, he’d be there for him.
Meghan McCain thanked Biden later, tweeting she had no words to convey her “immense gratitude.”
“Your strength, hope and fortitude are an inspiration to me and so many others daily,” she wrote.
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A woman was arrested and charged after she threatened to kill fellow passengers on a Southwest Airlines flight from Portland to Sacramento. The chaotic scene was captured on video that a fellow passenger sent to CBS Sacramento.
The incident on Saturday began after a woman attempted to smoke in the airplane bathroom and alter the smoke detector, according to airline officials.
The passenger who shot the video said the woman was ordered back to her seat but began yelling irrationally, threatening to kill everyone on board, and demanding that the plane land. He said she pushed a flight attendant and had to be physically restrained by passengers and crew for the remaining 30 minutes of the flight.
Valerie Curbelo, 24, was arrested at the gate when the plane landed, and she was taken to Sacramento County Jail and charged with making criminal threats.
Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department
Southwest Airlines sent a statement to CBS Portland affiliate KOIN-TV saying 136 customers were onboard the flight, which landed safely following the incident. The company said a passenger “violated federal laws by both smoking onboard an aircraft and by tampering with a smoke detector in an aircraft restroom.”
Speaking to CBS Sacramento, Curbelo said her anxiety led to her decision to smoke in the restroom. “The anxiety, yeah the anxiety,” Curbelo said without elaborating. She did not explain why she threatened to kill everyone. “I don’t know,” she said. “It was not me. It was not me.”
Cabello is from Sandy, Oregon, just outside of Portland. She wouldn’t discuss why she was flying to Sacramento.
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Adult film star August Ames has died. The Ventura County medical examiner’s office confirmed Ames’ death Wednesday, XBIZ reported. She was 23.
Sean “Diddy” Combs has topped Forbes’ annual list of the highest-paid celebrities. With $130 million in earnings over the past 12 months, Combs edged out Beyoncé for the No. 1 spot. Forbes reports that there are three reasons behind the rapper and mogul’s climb. He sold one-third of his Sean John clothing line for an estimated $70 million, he has his lucrative Diageo Ciroc vodka partnership, and he put on his Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour.
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