(Washington, DC-AP) — Domestic violence incidents from years ago are coming to light as Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan leaves the Pentagon.
Shanahan has pulled his name from consideration for a confirmed appointment as defense chief. The Washington Post reports Shanahan’s now ex-wife was arrested several years ago for allegedly punching him the face and trying to set his clothes on fire.
In another incident, Shanahan’s son was arrested after allegedly hitting his mother with a baseball bat. Army Secretary Mark Esper will be the new acting secretary of defense.
(Los Angeles, CA-AP) — Rapper Nipsey Hussle’s girlfriend is breaking her silence on his death. Actress Lauren London posted a photo on Instagram of the two yesterday with a heartfelt caption saying, “I’ve lost my best friend, my sanctuary, my protector, my soul, I’m lost without you.”
The pair reportedly had been dating since 2013 and had a two-year-old son. Police yesterday arrested 29-year-old Eric Holder, who is the main suspect in the murder that happened outside Hussle’s clothing store on Sunday.
(New York, NY – AP) — Actress Rosario Dawson is confirming that she and New Jersey Senator Cory Booker are a couple. When TMZ asked if there’s any truth to a relationship with Cory Booker, Dawson answered, yes, very much so.
Page Six reported in January that the 39-year-old actress and 49-year-old senator were dating. Booker has yet to confirm the relationship, but did admit recently he’s got a “boo.”
(AP) – Actor Terrence Howard is remarrying Mira Pak, the woman he divorced over three years ago. The 49-year-old Empire star posted a picture on Instagram Tuesday showing him giving Pak a 7-carat VVS diamond engagement ring.He also made a toast at the engagement dinner saying he would “spend the rest of eternity” with his now-fiance. Howard and Pak, who first married in 2013, were revealed to have divorced during a 2015 lawsuit with his second wife.
(New York, AP) – Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice says he’s not speaking out against domestic violence as a way to rejoin the NFL. Appearing Tuesday in a ”CBS This Morning” interview with his wife, Janay, Rice said he sees similarities with himself after a video showed Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt shoving and kicking a woman at a hotel last month. Hunt was released by the Chiefs.’‘Well, obviously, you know, you look back and you see the similarities,” Rice said. ”Early on you could feel like `Why they keep bringing my name up?’ You can make excuses or you can actually do the hard work,” Rice said.
Rice was dropped from the team after he was captured on videos punching, kicking and dragging his then-fiancee from an elevator in 2014.”I hate that person. I hate him. Somewhere down the line everybody who’s sayin’, `Does he deserve a second chance for football?’ And this that and the other – I actually got my second chance,”Rice said, when the couple married weeks later.
Janay Rice said she had no idea she was in an abusive relationship until she was forced to think about it. She said she has never seen the video in which Rice beat her. She said it was the first and only time he physically abused her.”I was there. I lived it. I don’t really need to relive it over and over again just to appease the world,” she said.Rice denies he’s looking to get back on the field.”Well, see that for me, is something that I understand why it was being said early on about, you know, is this a ploy to get back into football. And I’ll be the first one to say it. I don’t have to retire to tell you I’m done with football. The pressure I was under of being a star, that was the person I hated the most,” he said. He has met with the NFL and shared his story as part of the league’s domestic violence education program.”I know they are working with groups to try to get more of an understanding. And they’re doing the work,” he said.
(AP) – Cardi B is shutting down the rumor that her and rapper Offset’s break-up is just a publicity stunt. She said in an Instagram Live session over the weekend that she would never put her family in a bad name.
She also said the relationship was not fake, and they were truly in love. Cardi B and Offset are married, and share a five-month-old daughter. Cardi B announced that they were splitting up last week.
(Los Angeles, CA) – Even though she was seen ushering him back to rehab in a sign of deep care and continued support, divorce proceedings never eased up for the Hollywood couple.
In fact, their split has been settled. The couple will share joint custody of their three kids and there’s also an agreement in place that deals with property and earnings over the course of their 12-year union. No word yet on how much each of them will get, but as soon as Ben is released from rehab, the final settlement of the divorce case will take place.
(Aberdeenshire, Scotland) – “Game Of Thrones” Stars Kit Harrington and Rose Leslie are now husband and wife. The couple tied the knot in Aberdeenshire, Scotland today at the Kirkton of Rayne church.
They then held a reception for about 100 guests at the 12th century Wardhill Castle. The venue has been in Rose’s family for 900-years. Kit and Rose play Jon Snow and Ygritte in the hit HBO show. GOT co-stars Peter Dinklage, Sophie Turner and Emilia Clarke were among those attending.
(SL) – Snoop Dogg says he is married to his current wife because of Tupac. The rapper revealed on “The View” last week that he almost split from his wife of twenty years because his friends told him he should just be single, but Tupac told him he should stick with her because she loved him.
He and his partner, Shante Broadus, will be celebrating 21 years of marriage together this summer. They have three kids together.
(New York, NY) – Stormy Daniels’ attorney is ecstatic over President Trump’s latest comments about his client. Speaking to reporters on Air Force One, Trump said he had no idea his lawyer, Michael Cohen, paid the adult film star 130-thousand dollars.
Daniels claims the money was part of an agreement that she keep quiet about an alleged affair with Trump over a decade ago. Daniels’ attorney, Michael Avenatti, says if Trump denies knowledge of an agreement, then he can’t be party to an agreement, which means Daniels shouldn’t be held to any restrictions.
Trump has previously denied having an affair with Daniels.