How e-cigarettes went from celebrity accessory to product non grata

Several states have enacted a ban on sales of vaping products amid more than 800 reports of lung injuries nationwide Up until a month ago, it sometimes seemed like everybody vaped, from everybody is trying to quit. Amid reports of at least New York, Michigan and everyone to refrain from vaping and the governor launching a a federal flavored e-cigarette ban. Theyve been touted as safer than cigarettes, even to the extreme of being safe, period, said John Maa, a past president of the San Francisco Marin Medical Society. But we dont really know what the effects of chronic vaping is on your lungs. And yet it was not that long ago that vaping was widely accepted as the healthier …

Chrissy Teigen ridicules Donald Trump after president’s late-night Twitter attack

Trump complained he was not getting enough credit for criminal justice reform and hit out at boring John Legend and his filthy-mouthed wife Donald Trumps social media behaviour took another surreal turn with a public attack on model Chrissy Teigen and her musician husband John Legend over the issue of criminal justice reform. The president, it seems, was reacting to a perceived slight in this instance not getting enough credit for signing a fulminated in a late-night tweet: I SIGNED IT INTO LAW, no one else did, and Republicans deserve much credit. Trump complained that people that had virtually nothing to do with it are taking the praise. The president went on: Guys like boring musician John Legend and his …

Chrissy Teigen ridicules Trump after president’s late-night Twitter attack

Trump complained he was not getting enough credit for criminal justice reform and hit out at boring John Legend and his filthy-mouthed wife Donald Trumps social media behaviour took another surreal turn with a public attack on model Chrissy Teigen and her musician husband John Legend over the issue of criminal justice reform. The president, it seems, was reacting to a perceived slight in this instance not getting enough credit for signing a fulminated in a late-night tweet: I SIGNED IT INTO LAW, no one else did, and Republicans deserve much credit. Trump complained that people that had virtually nothing to do with it are taking the praise. The president went on: Guys like boring musician John Legend and his …

‘A brutal dinner’: celebrities talk about meeting Donald Trump

Woody Harrelson is the latest person to share his embarrassing story of meeting the reality TV star before he became president If you think its bad enough just sharing a planet with Donald Trump, spare a thought for poor Woody Harrelson. Because according to the man himself, Harrelson once shared a dinner table with the president, and it went just as well as you would expect. In recalled in 2016. When the jeweller took a look, she recoiled and said: In their finest moment, they were cheap pewter and bad zirconia. They had Trump stamped on them. I think that says a lot about the man. Daniel Radcliffe was just 11 years old when he met Trump, before an appearance …

Equinox and SoulCycle face boycott over investor’s Trump fundraiser

SoulCycle says it does not support fundraiser by Stephen Ross, chair of company that owns Equinox Customers of the fitness companies Equinox and SoulCycle are calling for a boycott of the trendy brands after news that a high-profile billionaire investor will be hosting a fundraising event for Donald Trump in the Hamptons on Friday. The real estate mogul and private investor Stephen Ross, who is Washington Post reported this week. Tickets for the event cost $100,000 for lunch and a photo opportunity with the president and $250,000 for a package that includes a roundtable discussion with Trump. Ross, who is also the owner of the NFL team the Miami Dolphins, is the chairman of Related, the company that owns Equinox …

Marianne Williamson: the ‘leftwing Trump’ preaching the Politics of Love

As 20 candidates prepare for todays second Democratic presidential debate, Stefanie Marsh meets the celebrity self-help guru accused of being a dangerous wacko who just wants the United States to harness love The left-wing version of Marianne Williamson was written off as a joke until last month when, almost 30 minutes into the televised Democratic debate, as if emerging from a pupa of deep meditation, she calmly blindsided Joe Biden, Tony Robbins or Laura Dern in her 20s, Williamson had transformed herself into Hollywoods spiritual darling by her mid-30s. Shes unique among the Democratic candidates in having been both Oprah Winfreys spiritual adviser and the officiator at Elizabeth Taylors eighth and final wedding at Neverland (where Michael Jackson was best …

Trump again demands Sweden release rapper: ‘Give A$AP Rocky his freedom’

The Swedish prime minister had refused to get involved in the case despite previous advocacy from Trump Donald Trump once again advocated for the American rapper #FreeRocky Sweden everyone is equal before the law. The US president on Thursday said he was very disappointed Lfven was unable to act. Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) Very disappointed in Prime Minister Stefan Lfven for being unable to act. Sweden has let our African American Community down in the United States. I watched the tapes of A$AP Rocky, and he was being followed and harassed by troublemakers. Treat Americans fairly! July 25, 2019 A$AP Rocky, a Grammy-nominated artist whose real name is Rakim Mayers, Kanye West about Mayers situation.

Sweden hits back at Donald Trump in row over A$AP Rocky detention

Ex-Swedish PM tells US president political interference in rule of law is off limits Sweden has hit back at Donald Trump after the US president press assault charges against the American rapper A$AP Rocky, insisting its independent judicial system must do its work. The rule of the law applies to everyone equally and is exercised by an independent judiciary, former prime ministeran announcement earlier on Thursday by the prosecutor, Daniel Suneson, that he had filed charges against the rapper and two members of his entourage, having come to the conclusion that the events in question constitute a crime and despite claims of self-defence and provocation. Rocky, 30, a platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated artist whose real name is Rakim Mayers and who is …

Trump escalates call for A$AP Rocky’s release as Sweden declines to act

The rapper has been in police custody since 3 July after being charged over a fight in Stockholm Donald Trump once again advocated for the American rapper #FreeRocky Sweden everyone is equal before the law. The US president on Thursday said he was very disappointed Lfven was unable to act. Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) Very disappointed in Prime Minister Stefan Lfven for being unable to act. Sweden has let our African American Community down in the United States. I watched the tapes of A$AP Rocky, and he was being followed and harassed by troublemakers. Treat Americans fairly! July 25, 2019 A$AP Rocky, a Grammy-nominated artist whose real name is Rakim Mayers, Kanye West about Mayers situation.

Dear Hollywood: a live reading of the Mueller report will not defeat Trump| Hamilton Nolan

Americans are always looking for saviors to solve our problems. But leaders dont produce movements movements produce leaders. With all due respect, Mr Lithgow: step aside Celebrities wont save us. I say this with regret. Everything would be much simpler if they would. It would make the resistance much more straightforward. We could stop all the tedious work and coast to victory on pure star power. Think of the time we would not have to spend in organizing meetings. Alas. A celebrity-studded 10-act, 18-actor spectacle of Alfre Woodard and Zachary Quinto and Piper Perabo sitting at bunting-strewn tables on stage at Riverside church, intoning with great passion various excerpts of a lengthy document produced by the special counsel, will not, …

Reddit ‘quarantines’ its biggest pro-Trump message board

Visitors to the subreddit The_Donald will see warning about its encouragement of violence towards police and officials Reddit has taken steps to quarantine the largest pro-Donald Trump community on its site, The_Donald, due to repeated rule-breaking behavior and, in recent days, encouragement of violence towards police officers and public officials in Oregon. Visitors to the The_Donald message board, which describes itself as a never-ending rally dedicated to the 45th President of the United States, Donald J Trump and has more than 750,000 subscribers, will be greeted with a message about the reasons for the quarantine before they can click through to the site. The quarantine restricts the board, known as a subreddit, from generating revenue and limits its popular posts …

The Trumps are coming! Expect it to go as well as a US sitcom episode set in London

In a plot twist no one saw coming, Trump is bringing his four adult children on his forthcoming state visit. It will be like Arrested Development Goes To The UK The one immutable law about TV sitcoms is the show should never leave its usual setting. Trump is bringing not just Ivanka, the daughter he once said he would date if they werent related, but his less date-able adult children, too: Donnie Jr, Eric and Tiffany! Trumps daughter with second wife Marla Maples is not a regular character, so its exciting when she makes an unexpected appearance. Sort of like on The Cosby Show when Lisa Bonet would come back from college, AKA shooting the sex thriller Arrested Development have …

Tiger Woods triumph may help clean off the stain of Trumps golf addiction | Richard Williams

The presidents very public obsession with golf represents everything that makes a good game easy to dislike. But then, on Sunday, came a miracle Grotesque, malevolent and a cheat at golf: does Auric Goldfinger remind you of anyone? And theres the obsession with gold. Goldfingers Rolls-Royce is panelled in solid gold and he kills a woman by having her covered with gold paint. Donald Trumps use of gold is a little less original, more symbolic than functional: its the colour, for instance, of Trump Tower in Las Vegas, gleaming like a huge gold brick standing on its end above the neon-lit Strip. But its the cheating at golf that concerns us here. One of the most beguiling of Bond villains, …

The Hill to Die On review: Trump, Ryan and a Republican dumpster fire

Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer deliver a deeply sourced tale of ineptitude, cowardice and other common political traits Donald Trump is now going all in for Obamacare repeal. His latest Stephen Moore, a tax-dodging deadbeat dad, and Herman Cain, Kushner is quoted telling the late Senator John McCain, without a hint of irony, that were going to change the way the entire government works. McCain can only reply: Good luck, son. Kushner and Mnuchin come across as Zelig-like creatures, always on camera but with little to show. As it waits for Godot and the Messiah, the world anticipates Jareds much-heralded Middle East peace plan. Paul Ryan, the former speaker and 2012 vice-presidential candidate, emerges as a cautionary tale who inadvertently …

Mar-a-Lago security under scrutiny after Chinese woman gained access

Yujing Zhang, who was in possession of cellphones and drives containing malware, was arrested after visiting the Trump resort Security at Donald Trumps court documents. She initially produced two Chinese passports displaying her photo, the affidavit states. Resort officials asked if she was the daughter of a member with the same surname. She did not give a definitive answer and, blaming a language barrier issue, security staff allowed her inside. But they became suspicious after Zhang appeared to struggle to explain why she was visiting Mar-a-Lago, according to the affidavit. At first she said she wanted to go to the swimming pool, then that she was there for an event staged by a group called the United Nations Chinese American …

Beto O’Rourke announces 2020 run for presidency

Texas Democrat, who has drawn comparisons to Obama, tells supporters his campaign seeks to unite a very divided country Beto ORourke, the former congressman who narrowly lost to Ted Cruz in the 2018 Texas Senate race, has announced he will seek the Democratic nomination for president. Ending months of speculation over his plans, garnered unprecedented grassroots support and a historic fundraising haul. fell short, ORourke outperformed expectations for any Democrat in the deeply conservative state of Texas, falling less than three percentage points behind Cruz, the Republican incumbent. Despite his defeat, ORourke garnered unprecedented grassroots support and a historic fundraising haul. Bernie Sanders, Vermont senator Sanders turned a long-shot, anti-establishment bid for the presidency into a political revolution that energized …