Something New and Incredibly Damning Is Breaking Every Hour About the Don Jr. Meeting

This morning, we learned that Donald Trump Jr. neglected to mention that the meeting he had with a Kremlin-backed Russian attorney was also attended by a former Russian spy. Seems like a big deal, especially after Trump Jr. and his Dad bragged about how «open and transparent» they have been, except for all the undisclosed details.

In the next hour, we learned that there was a SIXTH person. This person was a Russian translator, and what you should be asking yourself right now is, «How did Jared Kushner just completely forget he attended a meeting with a Russian lawyer and a Russian spy that was conducted in Russian?»


In the next hour, we learned who that former Soviet counterintelligence/Russian spy officer is. His name is Rinat Akhmetshin, and you might not be surprised to learn that Akhmetshin has been involved in hacking scandals in the past, like that time he was accused of «hacking into two computer systems and stealing sensitive and confidential materials as part of an alleged black-ops smear campaign against» a Russian mining company.

No big deal. Just a Russian spy with a history of hacking accusations!

What have we learned this hour? Just that Russian adoptions weren’t actually discussed; in fact, according to the Russian spy, Akhmetshin, the Kremlin-backed lawyer actually did offer dirt on Hillary Clinton.

During the meeting, Akhmetshin said Veselnitskaya brought with her a plastic folder with printed-out documents that detailed what she believed was the flow of illicit funds to the Democratic National Committee. Veselnitskaya presented the contents of the documents to the Trump associates and suggested that making the information public could help the Trump campaign, he said.

«This could be a good issue to expose how the DNC is accepting bad money,» Akhmetshin recalled her saying.

Seems like collusion, doesn’t it? But I suspect the Trump campaign will just continue to move the goal post, from «It wasn’t collusion because she didn’t actually have any dirt» to «it wasn’t collusion because we didn’t actually use the dirt,» unless we find out in the next hour that the Trump campaign actually did use this intelligence, in which case the Trump campaign will have to think up a new defense the Republican base will have no problem buying .

I wonder if that «plastic folder» mentioned 33,000 deleted emails?

Source: AP


Cheat Codes Are Breaking All The Rules

The Cali-boys of Cheat Codes include Matt Russell, Kevin Ford and Trevor Dahl. They gained a ton of notoriety with their 2016 hit “Sex” that samples the chorus from “Let’s Talk About Sex” by Salt-N-Pepa but they are much more than your average DJ trio. 

“We go out there and we’re singing, dj-ing, hyping and rapping; probably everything you should be doing it one show. But it works for us,” member Matt Russell says of the trio’s unconventional performances.

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Based in Los Angeles, Cheat Codes have been making music together since 2014 and most recently released a single “No Promises” featuring pop-sensation Demi Lovato. “We performed with Demi in Sao Paola, Brazil last year. At the time it was the biggest show we ever played,” Russell says. “After the show, the Brazilian fans were quick to hit up our social media and suggest a collaboration.” Fast-forward to 2017 and Cheat Codes spent a few short hours in the studio with the powerhouse that is Lovato to lay down the vocals on “No Promises.” 

“We knew her voice would be so perfect for the song and since our fans suggested the collab, we have to thank them,” Russell adds.

As far as fans are concerned, member Kevin Ford reminisces on one of their greatest shows for both the fan and the trio. “At Hangout Fest in Gulf Shores, the crowd was super hype,” Ford describes. “It started pouring rain as soon as the lyric ‘I just want to dive in the water with you’ in “No Promises” played. It was the most perfect production,” he says.

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A Cheat Codes performance is famously “lit,” as the guys would say. From jumping to singing, it’s tough to lose track of the importance of performing. “We want to show people that you can do literally anything you want. You can break all the rules and make it up as you go. That’s what we do,” Russell confirms. 

Russell fumbles around trying to find the words to express the quote “You have to fall before you can fly” and eventually puts it all together. “It sounds cliché but it’s true,” he adds. “When you jump off the cliff, you’re falling first before you’re actually flying.”

It surprises me how profound these laid-back California guys can be. They continue to explain how grateful they are to be given any opportunity to perform and show people that you can follow your dreams and succeed. 

They are most definitely following their dreams. With a busy schedule ahead of them, Cheat Codes recently released a single called “Stay With You” featuring up-and-coming artist Cade. Find the trio at Lollapalooza in Illinois and on tour throughout Europe this summer.

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‘You’re Breaking the Senate’: Highlights From the Health Care Talkathon

Mitch McConnell–a small reptilian operating levers within the brain of the reanimated corpse of an Antebellum Kentucky gentleman–poked his head out in the Senate this evening to justify the sinister secret process by which Republicans are drafting a health care bill. Over the course of over a month, he and 12 other…

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Cellino and Barnes Are Breaking Up Because Nothing Lasts Forever

Whether you’re a native New Yorker like me, a transplant or if you have ever spent any time watching local television in the Tri-State area, you probably have heard the insanely catchy jingle for Cellino and Barnes. But if you have no idea what I’m talking about, let me present this gift to you. Feel free to curse me out tomorrow when you’re still singing it in your head:

Cellino and Barnes are, as the commercial jingle coos, personal injury attorneys and they’ve long been a staple in New York, although they also have offices on the West Coast in Los Angeles, Oakland and San Diego. Their ads can be seen on the subway and on billboards across the state, including this picture of the duo as far north as Buffalo, NY in 1997, which is credited to Sharon Cantillon of The Buffalo News.


But, according to a report in The New York Times this week, Ross M. Cellino Jr. filed a lawsuit this week against Stephen E. Barnes, his decades long partner in the firm, in New York State Supreme Court. Although the petition was sealed by the courts, so we don’t know exactly why Cellino is suing, Barnes is due in court on May 19 to explain why their firm shouldn’t be dissolved.

According to their website, Cellino & Barnes grew out of a law firm started by Cellino’s father, Ross Cellino, Sr. who began practicing law in 1956, eventually founding Cellino & Likoudis in 1958.

While there’s no news on who will win custody of that infection jingle, you can technically substitute it with the following: «Cellino sues Barnes…» I know, not as good but hey, at least we still have J.G. Wentworth!


Even Breaking Up With Chris Evans Sounds Like a Freakin’ Dream

By all accounts, Chris Evans sounds like the world’s greatest boyfriend. Not only do you get to gaze upon his Captain America body on the reg, but according to ex-girlfriend Jenny Slate, «he’s like primary colors» and his heart «is probably golden-colored, if you could paint it.» On top of that, it seems that breaking up with the Gifted actor is just as painless.

«I’ve had no bad breakups in my life. Typically, if I see an ex, I give a big hug, and it’s wonderful to catch up,» Chris said in the May issue of Elle magazine. «If you’re ever fortunate enough to love someone and have them love you back, it’s worth protecting that. It’s rare that someone can truly know you. If you’ve broken through that kind of wall, I think it’s important to value that.» When asked if he thinks his exes — who include Jessica Biel, Minka Kelly, and Jenny — would agree, he replied, «I hope.» Chris and Jenny recently reunited at the Gifted premiere following their February breakup, and the former couple seemed to be in good spirits. They happily posed for photos together and shared a few laughs on the red carpet, making it seem like they’re on friendly terms.

Although Chris hasn’t been linked to anyone else since his recent split, the actor added that he’s definitely got kids on the brain after moving home to Massachusetts to spend time with his sister’s three children. «I feel deeply connected to my inner child,» he said. «When I see a bounce house and those little cups of ice cream, I’m like, ‘Sh*t. Where’s mine?’ I’m not ashamed of the parts of my youth that I’m still connected to, whether it’s cartoons or Disney World or Christmastime. I think they’re a real representation of my true self before the world had its impact on me . . . Sometimes when you see a group of grown-ups together acting like adults . . . it’s just not in me. I always kind of feel like a little kid trapped in a 35-year-old’s body.» A very ripped, very sculpted 35-year-old’s body, that is.

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Breaking: Actors You Like Cast In Projects You Might Watch

Outside of the political universe, there’s a whole world that continues to function as normal (mostly). It’s called Hollywood, which continues to tell stories that often feel quaint compared to the real world, or weirdly antiquated, because Donald Trump has ruined all of our norms.

Take, for instance, Steve Spielberg and Tom Hanks’ decision to team up with Meryl (f**king) Streep to make a movie about the Pentagon Papers. Spielberg will direct The Post, and Streep and Hanks will star in the movie about the Washington Post’s editor Ben Bradlee and publisher Kay Graham, who challenged the federal government over their right to publish the Pentagon Papers. It sounds both incredibly relevant and completely outdated in an environment where the government either lies to the media or refuses to answer their questions. Still, Streep and Hanks? I’m in.

Elsewhere, I am not sure what Hollywood’s obsession with the Robin Hood tale is, given the mixed success of their adaptations, but there are several more Robin Hood iterations in the works right now, but the only one that sounds at all interesting is Margot Robbie in Marian, which will see Margot Robbie play Maid Marian. In this version of the tale, Robin Hood dies and Maid Marian picks up the mantle, so to speak. I like that idea, and I like Margot Robbie in the role (although, I might have liked Katheryn Winnick in that role even more).

Meanwhile, it seems like screentime for Bobby Moynihan has diminished on this season of Saturday Night Live, and while that may or may not be true, it very well could be his last season. The second longest running cast member on the show (after Kenan Thompson) has been cast in a CBS pilot, Me, Myself and I, a comedy that examines one man over three distinct periods of his life — a 14-year-old in 1991, a 40-year-old in present day, and a 65-year-old in 2042. Moynihan would play the present day lead. (It sounds like CBS is trying to steal some of that This Is Us mojo). Should the pilot get picked up by CBS, it would mean Moynihan’s departure from SNL, which would mean no more Drunk Uncle.

You folks like Patricia Clarkson, right? You’re damn right you do (and if you don’t, it’s because you haven’t seen Easy A). Clarkson has been cast as the mother of an Amy Adams’ character in an HBO adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects (a very good book, by the way). That series will be run by Marti Noxon, who was behind the first season of UnReal (i.e., the good season).

Anna Faris is remaking the Goldie Hawn/Kurt Russell «classic» Overboard. Farris will take the Hawn role, but there’s also a role reversal involved. To keep things fresh, the Farris character will be playing the working mom who helps out the spoiled playboy from Mexico (Eugenio Derbez), who falls overboard and gets amnesia. Meh.

Dakota Johnson, who is fantastic when she’s not making Fifty Shades of Grey movies, will next star in an adaptation of a book with a very unsexy name: Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck. It’s about a woman who was sterilized against her will in the 1920s. The sterilization procedure was forced on her after she was committed by her foster parents for having a child out of wedlock, a child conceived when she was raped by the foster family’s nephew. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of the sterilization under a Virginia law that allowed for it if a court deemed a woman unfit to be a mother.

Jesus Christ.


Todd Gurley Breaking Ankles at 24 Hour Fitness


Rams fans are probably a little down on Todd Gurley after he rushed for just 855 yards (3.2 YPC) and six touchdowns in an underwhelming LA debut — but they shouldn’t be.

Remember, they had this cool guy running a dated offense quarterbacked by either Case Keenum or Jared Goff:

With Mr. 7-9 gone, Todd will hopefully have more space to gash defenses next season. He certainly showed off his shiftiness Tuesday night as he snatched ankles playing pick-up ball at 24 Hour Fitness:

Not a wet spot, brah.

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