Hollywood is on strike so we’re sharing some juicy Washington, D.C. gossip: According to our well-placed political insider, some powers-that-be are strongly encouraging Ron DeSantis to drop OUT of the race for the White House and have concocted a respectable exit strategy for him. Our source confides some Republican bigwigs are secretly strategizing to get a better candidate to dethrone Trump as they fear Ron isn’t the right guy. Behind VERY closed doors they’re urging Ron to drop out BEFORE the first primary votes are cast and blame his exit on the needs of his young family and wife (who recently battled breast cancer). They promised to make him their ONLY Republican candidate in either the 2028 or 2032 presidential election depending on who wins the White House in 2024. Plus, they’re promising to help him raise millions if he decides to run for Governor of Florida again. Not a bad deal. So far, Ron hasn’t agreed, but his dismal polling and frequent missteps might be enough to persuade him to listen to the advice of the party’s elder statesmen.
HERE’S a first: Fran Drescher without makeup! According to a source, Fran’s makeup free appearance yesterday to announce the SAG/AFTRA strike was deliberate. Fran, who is the president of the actor’s union, took a lot of flak when she was photographed last weekend at the Dolce & Gabbana fashion show hanging out with Kim Kardashian. Some union members complained that as the president of the union, she should have been hard at work at contract negotiations and not halfway around the world at a fashion show. Fran, who rarely leaves the house without make-up, deliberately appeared at today’s press press conference au naturel with messy hair and bags under her eyes to give the appearance that she’s been hard at work. Fran, who is usually in designer outfits, completed the serious at work look with a T-shirt and an unflattering hoodie. This was no slip up, she wanted to silence her critics. (we love her either way)
Unlikely presidential candidate and vaccine denier, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. hopes his ripped body will win over female voters. No kidding! As misogynistic as it sounds, a source reveals that RFKJr.’s political strategy includes showing off his tanned and muscular physique as often as possible -and then comparing himself to octogenarian Joe Biden. He kicked off his new “sexy campaign strategy” on Twitter this week, posting a shirtless video doing push-ups and remarking how he’s getting in shape to debate the president (even though no debates are planned.) My source insists this isn’t a joke and we should plan to see more shirtless shots all throughout the campaign. We are torn between being amused by his strategy or insulted…
Kim Kardashian has MORE to worry about than her wardrobe malfunction (losing her pearls) at the Met Gala. Now that Kanye West appears to be running once again for US President, Kim is worried sick he’s in the middle of another episode and losing his marbles! After those bizarre antisemitic outbursts, Kanye seemed a little calmer since “marrying” Bianca Censori, but his absurd plan to run for President has Kim worried. Let’s face it, Kayne doesn’t stand a chance of WINNING, but he could blow millions and millions of dollars on his unattainable fantasy. Kim plans to reach out to Bianca to see if she can stop the insanity. Not only is Kim worried that Kayne will blow through their children’s inheritance, but her bigger fear is that he will once again lose touch with reality and make it challenging for them to co-parent.
We usually stick to Hollywood gossip, but this was just too newsworthy not to share. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is keeping America guessing with his “will he or won’t he?” run for President, but according to a well placed source, he WILL run. BUT he isn’t going to announce his candidacy until he loses more weight. Ron’s sensitive about being chubby and he knows his opponent Donald Trump has already nicknamed him Meatball Ron – most likely for being portly. (Trump could also be insulting Ron’s Italian lineage) My source says that Ron has combined a few diets, including intermittent fasting and low-carbohydrates, and has already lost one of his extra chins. He wants to lose about 20 more pounds before he declares he’s running for President!
Ivanka Trump is going on tour, an apology tour! Ivanka realizes she committed social suicide when she was heavily involved during her father’s tumultuous time in office. When Donald first announced his 2016 candidacy, Ivanka didn’t think her father had much of a chance of capturing the White House, so she played along. Once he became president, she got actively involved, hoping to be a calming influence on the vortex of craziness he created. Ivanka recently announced that she’s NOT going to play active part in her father‘s 2024 presidential campaign, because she’s trying to reclaim her social standing in New York! One by one she’s been slowly reaching out to former friends, trying to give her side of the story, and offering her apologies for any of her missteps. She’s in a tough place, because she loves her dad, but she really misses her glamour social life. An insider says that some friends are receptive to rekindling their friendships, but others still refuse to give her the time of day.
Photo Credit: BACKGRID-USA – Ivanka and family dog Winter on their Miami balcony
We were surprised to hear that Ivanka Trump considered going to Joe Biden’s inauguration even though her father wasn’t going. She felt it might make her look like a good sport and help her “future political ambitions.” Yes, she hoped to run for President someday! When her father was elected, Ivanka gave up her fashion business and became a Senior Advisor to the President- and she LOVED her new career. Last week’s drama made it unlikely that she would even be INVITED to the pared-down inauguration and she gave up that idea. Insiders say she remains optimistic that she will have a political career in spite of the toxicity of her family name. Others say Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner’s reputations are damaged beyond repair.
Podcaster Joe Rogan is pleased as punch with his three hour interview with Kanye West, but it’s just another headache for Kim Kardashian. Rogan asked Kanye why he decided to run for president and Kanye replied that “a higher power called me to lead the free world!” He went on to say that the notion hit him when he was taking a shower in 2015, so it’s been percolating for awhile. At the time no one took him seriously. Rogan suggested he run for Governor of California first (like Ronald Reagan) to get some political experience. Kanye said “That would be fine – but my calling is for leader of the free world.” He went on to describe how medication for his bipolar disorder destroyed his confidence and made him “a shell” so he stopped taking it. At one point Kanye was considering a name change to Christian Genius Billionaire Kanye West- WHAT would the Mrs think?
Lorenzo Lamas made a surprise appearance in Beverly Hills this afternoon. Three or four hundred protesters marched from West Hollywood to Beverly Hills today in an event organized by #Walk Away Foundation. The rally was planned to support president Trump and law enforcement. Lorenzo and Scott Baio were among the speakers at the event. Not enough masks to suit us, but fortunately, no looting.
We imagine that Donald Trump’s ex-wife Ivana Trump, 67, is incredibly popular these days – and SERIOUSLY in demand for cocktail and dinner parties. Everyone wants to know what Ivana REALLY thinks about Donald running for President! So far Ivana has been reasonably diplomatic – she thinks Donald would be a great President, “He can give an hour long speech without notes!” – but she’s not so sure about Melania as First Lady, “Too quiet.” Ivana believes that Donald would have entered politics sooner, but his affair with Marla Maples caused people to hate him for awhile. Above, Ivana is strolling with her dog in St Tropez.