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The Trump Administration Just Played the Gender Card To Justify Banning A CNN Reporter From The White House

We're officially in the upside down now, everyone.

So, the day after the US midterms CNN’s high profile political correspondent Jim Acosta was asking the president of the United States about his campaign-long claims that the migrant caravan from Central America which is about 1000 miles from the US border is a threat to the nation.

And Trump dismissed the question, refused to answer a follow up, and once Acosta no longer had the microphone declared that he and his network were enemies of the people.

That looked a bit… well, you know, Soviet-y.

But then there was a twist! Acosta’s White House press credentials were pulled, according to press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, as punishment not for his impertinence in asking a question at a press conference, but for “placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job”.

Video of the entire interaction – in which said intern attempted to take the microphone off Acosta, and which he firmly but un-assaultingly hung onto – exists, complete with Acosta saying “pardon me, ma’am” and the aide sitting down again – and would seem to disprove the claim that he was in any way violent.

Except if you’re on Twitter where Trump supporters are already claiming it proves that Acosta assaulted the young lady and that, if anything, there should be legal consequences.

Judge for yourself:

Of course, if this was a sane and reasonable epoch we would find ludicrous the very idea that a man who boasted about grabbing women’s crotches would be up in arms about a male reporter refusing to let go of a microphone.

After all, if he was super-sincerely concerned about the safety of women, he might not be so gung-ho about overturning the laws guaranteeing safe and legal termination services, for one thing.

In other words: in the unlikely event you still harboured any hope that maybe yesterday’s results would lead to some move toward healing the partisan divide within the United States, you might want to put that gently euthanise that hope now.

You know, like the rest of us did a while ago.

Robert Pattinson Says He Smells Like A Crayon And I Need To Know Which Colour

Another wild yarn from R-Patz.

Robert Pattinson has gained quite a reputation for spinning wild yarns during interviews, but his most recent comments on his body odour have me truly shaken.

In a recent interview with Allure the star of the upcoming The Batman film said, “Lots of people tell me I smell like a crayon.”

The interviewer – understandably bewildered by this statement – then asked, “Like you’re made of wax?”

To which R-Patz responded, “Yes! Like I’m embalmed.”

I have so many questions. What colour crayon does Pattinson smell like? What brand? Is he using lots of crayons? And most importantly, who are these multiple people who are telling him he smells like crayon!? Is that an insult, or a compliment?

It’s not the first time Robert Pattinson’s scent has come up in conversation. Back in 2009, E! News reported that an unidentified source who worked “very closely” with the actor on New Moon said “he stinks.”

“I mean, it’s awful,” the source said. “He never showers, and it drives people on the set crazy.”

“He completely reeks,” an unidentified crew member added. Yikes.

It’s been over a decade since then, so we can only hope Robert Pattinson has swapped his lack of showering for an obsession with crayons. 

Speaking of celebrity scents, celebrity tattoo artist Lauren Winzer dishes on what Post Malone smells like on It’s Been A Big Day For…below:

During his interview with Allure, Pattinson was also asked about being recently named the “most handsome man” in the world according to science.

“It’s weird,” he said. “I never was really up for the good-looking-guy roles, because I’ve always been quite awkward when meeting people.”

“My Harry Potter role was a good-looking guy, and it was a shock that it was quite easy to get. And then in Twilight, [Edward is] beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. When I turned up for the auditions, I had done a job where I’d dyed my hair black, because I had an inch and a half of roots, and I had waxed my body. And then I had a few months where I’d been drinking beer all day, so I had this hairless, chubby body. I looked like a baby with a wig on.”

Hairless, chubby, waxed or smelling like a crayon – we’ll take Robert Pattinson any which way.

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