President Obama is patting himself on the back after Congress approved a last-minute spending bill and averted a near economic disaster last night. The White House has ordered all furloughed employees to return to work this morning. They will receive back pay for the two weeks that they were out. Contract employees are being told they won’t receive a penny of back pay.
While Obama runs his victory lap around the White House, his pet project, the Affordable Healthcare Act, is still an Epic FAIL.
According to Politico.com, the Obamacare enrollment website remains inaccessible despite two weeks of Herculean efforts to repair the faulty website infrastructure.
My west coast connection has all the TEA on the upcoming season 6 of Real Housewives of Atlanta after the break! Sip with caution: the TEA is hot! Also, watch the Supertrailer after the break.
Pop rapper and Kmart shopper Nicki Minaj was seen arriving at a Los Angeles area Kmart where she hosted the launch of her new Nicki Minaj Collection. Nicki arrived in a hot pink $700,000 Lamborghini with suicide gull wing doors.
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Music producer Timbaland’s long-suffering wife, Monique Idlett Mosley, has filed for divorce from her philandering husband. The rumors about 41-year-old Timbaland’s roving eye began swirling in 2008, before the ink was even dry on the couple’s marriage certificate.
According to gossip website TMZ.com, Monique wants “permanent alimony” from Timbaland, whose real name is Timothy Zachery Mosley.
NBA star Daniel “Booby” Gibson thought long and hard about a special birthday gift for his wife Keyshia Cole — a woman who already has everything. The last couple of months haven’t been easy for Booby and Keyshia, who battled rumors of infidelity and divorce. So Booby went all out for a gift for Keyshia’s 32nd birthday today.
Keyshia tweeted a photo of her special birthday gift earlier today. Click the link to see what her gift is!
R&B Diva Monica Brown posted photos of her three adorable children, Rocko, Romelo and Laiyah, on her Instagram page last week. Monica is with her family in Arizona where her husband Shannon Brown plays for the NBA’s Phoenix Suns. Other celebrities who recently gave birth, including Tamar Braxton and Kim Kardashian, are low key jealous of Monica, who looks like she was never pregnant. Unlike Beyonce (who many believe was never pregnant), Monica doesn’t have to fake a pregnancy. Mo has good genes which helps her body to melt off baby fat.
The cast of VH1′s upcoming TLC biopic joined the original TLC members, Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas, for the premiere of the VH1 original movie “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story”, held at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square Theatre in NYC on Tuesday.
Pictured above are L-R: Rozonda ‘Chilli’ Thomas, Drew Sidora, Lil Mama, Keke Palmer and Tionne ‘T-Boz’ Watkins. Rapper Lil Mama plays the late Lisa “left Eye” Lopes, Drew Sidora plays T-Boz, and KeKe Palmer plays the role of Chilli in the much-anticiapted TV movie.
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Actor Jamie Foxx is denying rumors that he and actress Katie Holmes are an item. Foxx is reportedly secretly dating the ex-wife of his bestie, actor Tom Cruise. The rumors spread like wildfire after In Touch quoted “multiple sources” who confirmed Foxx and Holmes were involved in a romantic relationship.
The sources told In Touch that Foxx was a frequent visitor to Holmes’ NY apartment. Foxx is in NY filming the remake of the Broadway musical Annie.
The outlook is positive as the government shutdown enters its 16th day.
The Senate has reached a deal to end the 16-day government shutdown and avert a U.S. Debt disaster that threatens to cripple the American economy.
Politico.com reports Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell are close to announcing an agreement to open the U.S. government and put furloughed gov’t employees back to work.
The furloughed employees includes IRS agents and Michelle’s Obama’s gardeners.
Kim Kardashian’s ex-husband Kris Humphries finally got closure after his 72-day marriage to the narcissistic reality TV star ended in divorce.
The NY Daily News reports Humphries successfully auctioned off Kim’s gaudy Lorraine Schwartz-designed 16.2-carat emerald cut engagement ring for $749,000 today at Christies Auction House. The final price was well above the $500,000 Christies estimated the ring would fetch at auction.
The bidding war came down to four people — 2 phone bidders and 2 people bidding in person. There is no confirmation that one of the phone bidders was Kim’s baby daddy, Kanye West.