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Village People lead singer Victor Willis has asked U.S. President Donald Trump to stop playing "Y.M.C.A." and "Macho Man" at campaign rallies.

Videos of Trump dancing to the hits went viral online earlier this month.

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In an interview with BBC News, Willis (pictured far left) said the group objected to Trump using their disco classics - although he admits they can’t legally stop him since the campaign legally licensed the hit songs for use at his campaign rallies.

"I don't endorse Trump, I've never endorsed Trump, nor has the Village People," Willis said. "Donald Trump does what Donald Trump does. I've never seen him actually put his hands up and make the Y.M.C.A. He's changed it to M-A-G-A or something."

On Saturday Night Live last week, a Weekend Update segment focused on the subject of Trump - in a segment in which Keenan Thompson played Willis, singing a version of "Y.M.C.A." that demanded he stops playing the song.

Other musicians who have objected to Trump's use of their music include Elton John, Neil Young, and The Rolling Stones - with representatives of the estates of Tom Petty, and Prince also raising objections.

All of the artists who object to Trump playing their songs are Democrats or their allies.
 

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A tiny notice in a small-town newspaper about a meeting to enact a local mask mandate resulted in more than 100 angry citizens packed into the town hall Tuesday night.

On Monday, Waynesville, NC Mayor Gary Caldwell told The Mountaineer newspaper he supported a mask mandate and he would "more than likely" sign it into law after the City Council meeting on Tuesday.

"To keep the citizens here in Waynesville safe, this will be a good step," Caldwell told the paper on Monday. "It's gotten to the point where we gotta do this to try to get those numbers to come down."

But the mayor and five board members did not expect the angry backlash from more than 100 people piled into town hall screaming their heads off about their rights being violated.

When told they had to wear a mask to participate in the meeting, they refused, and chanted "take it outside" since the tiny town hall wasn't large enough.

Residents were tired of city government mandates telling them what to do. Many demanded the right to make their own medical decisions.

More police were called in to control the crowd. Those wishing to speak were asked to fill out a form and wait until their names were called.

According to The Mountaineer, the five City Council members entered through a back door and were ushered into a back room to wait until police reinforcements arrived.

Attempts to disperse the angry crowd were futile. The residents were told only 20 people could enter the board room at a time. The others would have to wait outside.

Eventually the doors to the board room were closed to drown out the loud cheers and clapping by those in the hall.

Attorney Bill Cannon finally called the meeting after 32 minutes, saying the allotted time for the hearing was up. The hearing was expected to last 90 minutes.

Many outside still waiting to speak were furious. Waynesville resident Janet Presson told The Mountaineer that board members were "unprepared" for the backlash to a mask mandate.

"I think they were dumbfounded and horrified," Presson said. "Mask mandates are a major issue that affect every single person. It is a hot-button issue. They should have done some better planning."
 

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Rapper Freeway is mourning the death of his son, Jihad, who was shot and killed in Philadelphia, according to The Source magazine.

Freeway, real name Leslie Pridgen, announced his son's death on Instagram on Thursday. He shared a photo that shows him posing with Jihad in his graduation cap and gown.

"God knows I try my best to be strong, but this right here is a pain like I never felt," he wrote in the caption.

"Please cherish your time and your love ones because we’re not promise the next breath. I Pray Allah forgives my son for all Of his sins and I pray that Allah grants him the highest level of paradise. Ameen [crying emoji] Please make dua for him & my family [sic].

Freeway is the second State Property rapper to lose a child. According to The Source, Oschino's son died last week in a car accident.
 

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LGBT community is outraged after President Donald Trump's eldest son, Donald Jr, made an insensitive joke about Hunter Biden's corruption scandal.

Speaking to a crowd at a Daytona Beach shooting range on Wednesday, Don Jr. said he would be in jail if he was in Hunter's shoes.

Hunter Biden is accused of taking advantage of his father Joe Biden's public office to enrich himself to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars from foreign entities.

The evidence detailing the corruption was found on a laptop that Hunter dropped off at a Delaware shop for repair in 2019.

"They impeached Donald Trump for being right about Joe Biden," Don Jr. told the crowd.

"I'd be in jail a long time ago. I'd call my friend Kyle, I'd say put me on the phone, I'll be in Rikers Island prison, I'd be feeding quarters into a pay phone trying to do a little rally."

He continued: "I'd try to give a stump speech doing my best not to drop the soap. It's true!" he said as the crowd laughed.

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But not everyone found his joke amusing.

One Twitter user wrote: "Don Jr. makes jail soap 'joke' talking about Biden corruption (Don't worry @DonaldJTrumpJr we are holding "The Epstein Suite" for you for a January Arrival!)."

Another user wrote: "You'll be seeing those red flashing lights more in the near future. Don’t drop the soap!!"

And a third tweeted: "This a@@hole @DonaldJTrumpJr will be in prison soon enough. Settledown, Jr.! Don Jr. makes jail soap 'joke' talking about Biden corruption."

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A federal judge rejected a Justice Department motion to dismiss a defamation lawsuit brought against President Donald Trump by a woman who accused him of rape decades ago.

The federal judge concluded that the president's denials and statements about the case were outside of his official duties.

Writer E. Jean Carroll wrote a book in 2019 claiming Trump raped her during an encounter at a New York department store in the 1990s.

After the publication of Carroll's book, Trump told reporters she made the story up. Carroll then sued Trump for defamation.

The DOJ filed a motion to dismiss the federal lawsuit, saying Trump's denial of the allegation was part of his official duties as president.

The DOJ said Trump was protected because of immunity extended for libel and slander cases under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA).

In a ruling on Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan rejected the DOJ's claim, writing that the president is not an employee of the government within the meaning of the FTCA, and that even if he were, his statements concerning Carroll were outside the scope of that employment.

Kaplan wrote that Trump's comments "concerned an alleged sexual assault that took place several decades before he took office, and the allegations have no relationship to the official business of the United States..."

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Rudy Giuliani denies being "inappropriate" with an actress in a controversial scene in the new Borat sequel.

Giuliani, President Trump's attorney, responded to a prank scene from the movie sequel by notorious troll Sacha Baron Cohen, aka Borat, back in July.

The plot of Cohen's satirical movie involves a fictional reporter (Cohen) traveling from Kazakhstan to the U.S. to give his fictional daughter away to a powerful politician.

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Giuliani was duped by Cohen and his "daughter” (actress Maria Bakalova) who both posed as conservative TV journalists.

Cohen is easily recognizable from previous pranks in his first movie. So he wore a disguise to meet with Giuliani.

After their meeting, Giuliani accompanied Bakalova, 24, back to her hotel room.

The story was revived on Wednesday when Cohen shared a promotional photo from his movie that showed Giuliani laying on his back on a bed while reaching into his pants.

Giuliani claims he reached into his pants to tuck in his shirt when Cohen (as Borat) burst into the hotel room wearing a pink onesie and shouted, "She's 15! She's too young for you!"

Fearing he was being set up for a blackmail scam, Giuliani called the police to report the incident.

In a statement to the NY Post in July, Giuliani said:

"This guy comes running in, wearing a crazy, what I would say was a pink transgender outfit. It was a pink bikini, with lace, underneath a translucent mesh top, it looked absurd. He had the beard, bare legs, and wasn't what I would call distractingly attractive. This person comes in yelling and screaming, and I thought this must be a scam or a shakedown, so I reported it to the police. He then ran away."

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In his response to the photo on Wednesday, Giuliani said, "The Borat video is a complete fabrication. I was tucking in my shirt after taking off the recording equipment.

"At no time before, during, or after the interview was I ever inappropriate. If Sacha Baron Cohen implies otherwise he is a stone-cold liar."

Giuliani said the incident won't distract him from exposing Joe Biden as a former vice president who used his office to enrich himself and his family.

Giuliani promised more bombshell leaks from Hunter Biden's laptop -- the same laptop that has been in the FBI's possession for over a year.

"We are preparing much bigger dumps off of the hard drive from hell - of which Joe Biden will be unable to defend or hide from. I have the receipts," Giuliani said.

The FBI confirmed this week that the contents of the hard drive are "authentic" and the emails and texts are not part of a Russian disinformation campaign.

The laptop is reportedly linked to an FBI probe into "criminal" money laundering activity, possibly involving the Bidens.

Republican lawmakers are inquiring if the FBI sat on the laptop while President Trump was being impeached for asking questions about Hunter Biden's involvement in the Ukrainian energy company Burisma.

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Miami police escorted an unruly passenger off a Delta flight after she slapped a flight attendant who asked her to wear a mask.

The flight from Miami to Atlanta was preparing to take off when the altercation occurred in front of shocked passengers.

Other passengers filmed the incident and shared the footage on social media.

The video shows the flight attendant asking the female passenger and her boyfriend to buckle up and wear their face masks in accordance with local ordinances.

But the passenger refused to put on her face mask which was hanging under her chin. The passenger's boyfriend tried to hold her back after she slapped the flight attendant in the face.

Other passengers stood up and intervened in the argument, separating the two women.

The footage shows Miami police escorting the couple off the plane moments later. The flight was delayed for 4 hours.

"The police have boarded the aircraft. The passenger does now seem to be leaving," said Katty Kay, a journalist with BBC News, who was on the flight. "The @Delta flight attendants handled it with remarkable patience and good humor," she tweeted.

There have been numerous altercations over airline passengers refusing to wear face masks amid the weakening pandemic.

A recent study by the CDC shows 74% of people who always wear face masks were infected with Covid-19. The same study shows only 12% of people who never wear face masks were infected.
 

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BuzzFeed is trying to normalize workplace masturbation after writer and CNN chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin was caught pleasuring himself during a Zoom video call with colleagues.

After Toobin trended on Twitter, BuzzFeed criticized those who shamed him. They proposed normalizing workplace Zoom masturbation amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

BuzzFeed notes that workplace masturbation is already a thing.

In an article, titled "Jeffrey Toobin Can't Be The Only Person Masturbating On Work Zoom Calls," BuzzFeed writes: "You're going to tell me you've never taken a quick three minutes midday to crank your hog? To mash your meat? To butter your own muffin? There’s so little joy left in our lives; are we not at least owed the time to toot our own horns?"

BuzzFeed news reporter and senior culture writer Scaachi Koul defended Toobin by comparing masturbating to other mundane activities employees do to pass the time when working from home.

"[E]ndless snacks without judgment, cigarette breaks at your leisure, Real Housewives on all goddamn day," Koul wrote, before adding, "Haven't we all done something on a work call that, in normal circumstances, we'd never do during a meeting?

"Let he without sin cast the first stone; the benefit of working from home is in the comfort to do whatever you want."

A few liberal companies already provide private spaces for male employees to give themselves a hand in a supportive, uplifting environment. One boss said normalizing workplace masturbation has cut down on incidents of sexual harassment on the job.

But not everyone agrees with normalizing masturbation during Zoom video calls.

"[W]hat the ever living f*** Buzzfeed," tweeted reporter Tim Pool, "you think its normal for people to masturbate during work calls?? is this what journalists do? is this normal for them??"

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O.J. Simpson weighed in on Jeffrey Toobin's Zoom masturbation scandal on Monday.

The former NFL running back jokingly compared Toobin to Pee-Wee Herman in a video clip he posted on his Twitter account on Monday.

"Daaaaamn, Jeffrey Toobin. At least Pee-wee Herman was in an X-rated movie theater. I'm just saying," Simpson laughed.

Herman was a fictional children's character portrayed by comedian Paul Reubens, who was arrested for exposing himself in an adult theater in July 1991.

Toobin, 60, was participating in a Zoom video call with his colleagues at New Yorker magazine and WNYC radio staffers when he began pleasuring himself.

The writers on the call included Jane Mayer, Evan Osnos, Masha Gessen and Jelani Cobb, who were simulating scenarios for the upcoming presidential election.

At some point during a break in the Zoom call, a few of the writers observed Toobin begin to masturbate.

New Yorker editor David Remnick sent an email to staffers informing them that Toobin had been suspended.

"Please be assured that we take such matters seriously and that we are looking into it. Best, David," Remnick wrote.

Toobin apologized on Monday for the "embarrassingly stupid mistake."

"I made an embarrassingly stupid mistake, believing I was off-camera. I apologize to my wife, family, friends and co-workers," Toobin told Motherboard

"I believed I was not visible on Zoom. I thought no one on the Zoom call could see me. I thought I had muted the Zoom video," he added.

Toobin, a Harvard law grad, will also take a leave of absence from CNN, where he served as chief legal analyst.

Toobin made a name for himself covering Simpson's double murder case, which was dubbed "the trial of the century" in 1995.

His book on the murder case was adapted as a TV series, The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story, which won 9 Emmy Awards.

Simpson, 73, was acquitted of the murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman. But a civil jury found him liable for wrongful death and battery. Simpson was ordered to pay over $33 million in damages to the Goldman family.

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NY Mag writer Jeffrey Toobin was suspended by the NY Post after he was caught pleasuring himself during a Zoom call between colleagues and WYNC workers.

Toobin, who also serves as CNN's chief legal analyst, was caught masturbating during a Zoom call.

According to an update from Vice.com, "This piece has been updated with more detail about the call and the headline has been updated to reflect that Toobin was masturbating."

Toobin apologized in a statement to Vice. "I made an embarrassingly stupid mistake, believing I was off-camera. I apologize to my wife, family, friends and co-workers."

The 60-year-old journalist added: "I believed I was not visible on Zoom. I thought no one on the Zoom call could see me. I thought I had muted the Zoom video."

A spokeswoman for the magazine said, "Jeffrey Toobin has been suspended while we investigate the matter."

Toobin is best known for his coverage of the OJ Simpson trial as a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine in the 1990s.

Toobin, who hasn't tweeted since Oct. 13, appeared as a legal analyst on CNN on Saturday, but he has since taken leave to deal with his personal problems.

"Jeff Toobin has asked for some time off while he deals with a personal issue, which we have granted," CNN said in a statement on Monday.

Toobin has served as CNN's Senior Legal Analyst since 2002.