“Oscar-winning movie producer Harvey Weinstein, now one of New York’s most notorious prison inmates after being sentenced for sexual assault, has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus,” the Niagra Gazette reports.
Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer will record you a Valentine’s Day message for your loved one for just $199.
John Mellencamp cut an ad for Mike Bloomberg saying the former big city mayor would be the best choice for small towns across America.
“Worse than Harry Reems. Worse than von Bülow. Worse than O.J. No question. My life was a lot happier before I did this than now. I had a lot more friends. I got a lot of grief during the O.J. case. I defended that guy for murder, but it was nothing like this. This is much worse.”
— Alan Dershowitz, in an interview with Esquire, on what it’s been like to defend President Trump against impeachment.
Washington Post reporter Felicia Sonmez was suspended by the newspaper after she tweeted a link on Sunday to a years-old story about the Kobe Bryant rape case just hours after the basketball legend and his daughter were killed in a helicopter crash, the Daily Mail reports.
A judge ordered Hunter Biden to appear next week in an Arkansas court for a hearing on whether he should be held in contempt for failing to disclose financial information to a woman who says she bore his child, CNBC reports.
“Michael Avenatti’s attorneys want him moved out of his jail cell — which may have been used by El Chapo — because it’s freezing and the conditions are hampering his defense,” CNN reports.
Supermodel Karlie Kloss, Ivanka Trump’s sister-in-law, told Time that she has absolutely no intention of voting for President Trump this year.
Said Kloss: “I voted as a Democrat in 2016, and I plan to do the same thing in 2020.”
“U.S. District Court Judge James Selna ordered today that Stormy Daniels’ ex-attorney Michael Avenatti remain in federal custody for possible violation of his conditions of pretrial release and be transported ‘forthwith’ to New York, where he will stand trial next week,” the Daily Beast reports.
New York Times: “New evidence shows Jeffrey Epstein sexually abused and trafficked hundreds of young women and girls on his private Caribbean island, some as recently as 2018, significantly expanding the scope of his alleged conduct.”
Michael Avenatti was led out of the State Bar Court in Los Angeles by federal agents on Tuesday evening, the Daily Beast reports.
“The arrest occurred outside the disciplinary hearing in which the State Bar of California has accused the hard-charging, tough-talking attorney of using a doctored document to scam a client out of nearly $840,000, funneling money from a lawsuit settlement fund to his own personal use.”
Robert De Niro told Michael Moore on his podcast that President Trump needs to be “confronted and humiliated.”
Said DeNiro: “He needs to be confronted and humiliated by whoever his opponent is, his political opponent They have to stand up to him. They don’t have to do it in an obvious physical way, but they have to have the formidability to confront him and to put him in his place, because the people have to see that, to see him be humiliated.”
De Niro added that he wants to “see a bag of shit right in his face.”
“The president is supposed to set an example of trying to do the right thing. Not be a nasty little bitch. Because that’s what he is. He’s a petulant little punk. There’s not one thing that I see in him or his family, not any redeeming qualities. They’re out on the take. It’s like a gangster family.”
— Robert DeNiro, in the New York Times.
Variety: “Linda Ronstadt, one of this year’s Kennedy Center Honorees, had sharp words for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday night during a State Department reception for the Kennedy Center kudos… Ronstadt rose to the microphone a few feet away from the host’s table and looked straight ahead.”
Said Ronstadt: “I’d like to say to Mr. Pompeo, who wonders when he’ll be loved, it’s when he stops enabling Donald Trump.”
DNA testing has established, “with scientific certainty,” that Hunter Biden is the father of an Arkansas baby, the Arkansas Democrat Gazette reports.
Biden, son of former vice president Joe Biden, had denied being the father but “is not expected to challenge the results of the DNA test or the testing process.”
“Trump is not a billionaire he’s a fake president. He calls everything else fake because he knows he’s fake…Everything that he says that are negative about other things or other people is what he is saying about himself. So he’s fake. He’s a loser. He is a genuine loser.”
— Actor Robert DeNiro, in a MSNBC interview.