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Celebrity Fitness Trainer Mandy Blank Suddenly Dies At 42 – Perez Hilton

Such sad news. Celebrity fitness trainer and bodybuilder Amanda “Mandy” Blank was found dead this week of unknown causes at her Los Angeles home. She was only 42. TMZ reports the athlete’s housekeeper found her unresponsive in a bathtub on October 29 and called 911. Authorities plan to conduct an autopsy and toxicology, especially since nothing looked suspicious about her death. Mandy’s trained the likes of Mickey Rourke, Alex Rodriguez, Pauly Shore, and Natasha Lyonne. She will surely be missed. [Image via Instagram] Read more: https://perezhilton.com/2018-11-01-mandy-blank-dead/

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Here’s the political news you missed this holiday weekend

Washington (CNN)For many Americans, the Thanksgiving holiday is a time to unplug from the news of the day and enjoy a home-cooked meal with family and friends. In a striking break with tradition, the President used his Thanksgiving morning call with troops stationed around the world to weigh in on a variety of controversial political topics, including new attacks on federal judges who have ruled against him and his deployment of nearly 6,000 troops to the US border. When asked what he wanted to give thanks for, Trump responded, “for…

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Joe Scarborough And Mika Brzezinski Secretly Got Married This Weekend

got married Saturday in the rotunda of the National Archives in Washington, D.C.  “Saturday Night Live” has poked fun at the morning-show hosts by imagining on-air sexual tension between them.  The couple decided the holiday weekend ― when the city is all but deserted ― was the perfect time to tie the knot. They didn’t sent out invitations, opting instead to call the family and friends they wanted involved.  When asked by Vanity Fair’s Emily Jane Fox if she would be changing her name, Brzezinski replied, “Yup.” Read Vanity Fair’s exclusive…

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Mom Sees Lifeless Baby in BackseatWhen Husband Says “I Didnt Do It,” She Knows

ShareTweet ‘You gotta believe me, I didn’t do it.’ Those are the words that were said to me, as I got into the car and saw my lifeless child in the backseat. Those words will always ring in my ears, because I knew as soon as I heard them, they weren’t the truth. March 30, 2003, will always be engraved in my mind because that is the day my son Logan became a victim of shaken baby syndrome and everything changed. That morning as I rocked my sweet 11-month-old little…

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Boy, 16, killed in city stabbing

Image copyright PA Image caption Forensics officers have been checking drains, bins and the grounds of a nearby school A family friend told the BBC the community had been “completely shocked” and described Jaydon as a quiet boy who was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Another local resident, Rebecca Rushton-Nesbitt, said: “He was just an ordinary young boy. He wouldn’t do anything to hurt anybody.” The road by Moat House Leisure Centre was blocked off by police, with a cordon about 200 yards (180m) further down the…

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Contradicting Trump, Incoming Mexico Gov’t Denies Making Deal To Host Asylum Seekers

denied making any such deal. told Reuters on Saturday, contradicting Trump and an earlier The Post had quoted Sanchez as saying the administration of Mexico’s President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who will take office on Dec. 1, had “for now” agreed to the so-called “Remain in Mexico” plan. Following the publication of the Post’s report, however, Sanchez back-pedaled on those remarks. She told Reuters that Obrador’s administration was “in talks” with the U.S., but stressed officials who weren’t yet in office couldn’t formally make any agreements. ASSOCIATED PRESS Seven-year-old Honduran…

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Little Mix Say Record Label Told Them To Flirt With ‘Important Men’ – Perez Hilton

Talk about Down & Dirty! Little Mix are reminding us all this week that sexism is alive and well in the music industry (not to mention everywhere else). In an interview with ASOS magazine, the group revealed some pimps record execs actually told them to flirt to get their music played! Jade Thirlwall said: “We went to a radio event in America, full of VIPs. Someone from the [US] label said, ‘Go and flirt with all those important men.’” Ewwww! Seriously?? What kind of chauvinist B.S. is that? So how did they…

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In Taiwan, the DPP’s loss is China’s gain and a setback for the US

Hong Kong (CNN)The major defeat for Taiwan’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in Saturday’s local elections has profound consequences for regional stability and great power politics. The defeat in Kaohsiung is particularly traumatizing for many DPP supporters, as it has been a DPP stronghold for over two decades. Indeed, the main support base for the DPP traditionally lies in southern Taiwan. Due to magnitude of the defeat, President Tsai Ing-wen resigned as chairwoman of the DPP. The DPP defeat reveals widespread dissatisfaction with the ruling party, and a major cause…

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Legendary Magician Ricky Jay Dies At 72

impossible seem real” on screen. told Variety that Jay died of natural causes. Described in a farthest throw of a single playing card; he flung one more than 216 feet. After shuffling, Jay gripped the deck in the palm of his right hand and sprung it, cascading all fifty-two cards so that they travelled the length of the table and pelted an open wine bottle. “O.K., Mort, what was your card again?” “The three of hearts.” “Look inside the bottle.” Mort discovered, curled inside the neck, the three of hearts.…

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3 ways to keep your Amazon gifts under wraps

Keeping your gifts a secret is harder than ever, because so much shopping is done online, and the digital paper-trail is extensive. Household computers are replete with receipts and notifications, and it’s easy to forget how many ways a shared account can blow your cover. Worse, you may not even realize how many clues you leave. Since Amazon has become the global nucleus of online shopping, you’ll be relieved to know that the company provides several settings and safeguards – mostly designed with the holidays in mind. (Although it’s also…

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