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Alec Baldwin: I'd '1,000 percent' win if I ran against Trump

There is no doubt in Alec Baldwin's mind that if he ran for President of the United States in 2020, he would find himself sitting in the Oval Office.

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Alas, he has no plans to dive into the presidential race.

"If I ran I would win, I would absolutely win. I would 1,000 percent win," he told Howard Stern. "It'd be the funniest, most exciting, most crazy campaign."

Taking a jab at President Trump, the actor said, "The only reason I say that is because I'd love to run for that kind of position just to have things be very common sense. There are so many things that this country needs to do that are so obvious."

The actor and the president are somewhat connected. Last year, Alec won an Emmy for his Trump impersonation on "Saturday Night Live." Alec actually alleges that Melania Trump "loves" his impression of her husband. He was told this, he told Howard, by "two very powerful people in Washington."

"I'm told she loves…more than one person, now a second person has come to us and said, yeah, it's true," he claims. "She watched 'SNL.' She watched it online and she laughed and she said, 'That's him. That's him!'"

Alec has claimed in the past that Melania is a fan of his impersonation.

Last year while appearing on "The Brian Lehrer Show," Alec said, "Someone told me — who's friends with someone in the White House, or formerly in the White House — that Melania Trump loves 'SNL' and she loves my impersonation. Apparently, Trump is horrified and beside himself that his wife actually thinks it's funny."

Melania's team has denied Alec's claims in the past.

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new 'do

Halsey debuts shaved head on social media

Halsey is locked out!

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On Oct. 19, the singer revealed on social media that she shaved her head, briefly debuting the new look in a video.

In the video, Halsey looks directly at a camera while wearing a brown wig. She then flips her hair to reveal her shaved head.

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"I did it," she mouthed in the clip on Instagram. She added a few smiling emojis in her caption.

Halsey's fans seemed to love the look, with many vocalizing their pleasure. 

"YAS QUEEN," one fan said. Another said, "Ugh it looks absolutely amazing."

The "Bad at Love" singer often keeps her fans on their toes with her hair styles. Last week she donned braids.

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Late last year she shocked her fans when she unveiled her naturally curly hair, giving her a strikingly different look. At the time, fans even claimed the hair was fake. 

"I can't believe I spent a whole damn year growing out my curls under those wigs for y'all to say my natural hair looks like a wig," she tweeted last year.

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Speaking recently to Elle Australia, the "Without Me" singer spoke of her natural look.

"I've waited for that moment my entire life and there I am, with the hair that my mother and father gave me and with [minimal] makeup on, in a way I'm proud of," she said. "To be cool with the world seeing me that way… that says a lot to me about how I've grown as a person. I feel really happy."

Drink up

Jason DeRulo celebrates No. 1 song with $112k drink bill at LA restaurant

Jason DeRulo showed some over-the-top generosity after his latest song topped the charts. 

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On Oct. 19, the singer posted a celebratory Instagram video that shows him buying a drink for everyone at Catch, a hugely popular and pricey Los Angeles restaurant, after "Savage Love" nabbed the top spot on Billboard's Hot 100 chart.

The final tally: $112,742.30.

"Listen, it's a celebration of Savage Love going number one on Billboard charts," the singer told his fellow diners while raising a toast. "Cheers to everyone in the building."

During the video, Jason's girlfriend, Jena Frumes, kisses him and says, "Congrats, babe." She later says, "My baby hit No. 1 on the Billboard."

The chart-topping tune also features massively popular K-pop group BTS and New Zealand singer Jawsh 685. Jason gave his fellow contributors a shoutout in his Instagram caption, telling them, "We did it." But several fans accused Jason of editing the post to shoutout BTS after he allegedly failed to initially include his collaborators in his celebratory social media moment.

Likewise, many of the singer's followers completely credited the pop group, not Jason, for the song's success. Ironically, BTS's song "Dynamite" sits at No. 2 on the Hot 100 chart.

Wedding off

Taraji P. Henson ends engagement to former NFL beau

Amid much speculation, Taraji P. Henson has confirmed that she and Kelvin Hayden have gone their separate ways and ended their engagement. 

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While appearing on "The Breakfast Club" on Oct. 19, the "Empire" star spoke about the split from her now-former fiancé. 

"I'm dedicated to the Black man, y'all. I just turned 50 and I mean, I hadn't said it yet, but it didn't work out," she said. "I tried. I was, like, therapy. Let's do the therapy thing, but if you're both not on the same page with that then you feel like, you're taking it on yourself, and that's not a fair position for anybody to play in a relationship."

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At the end of the day, Taraji and Kelvin, a former Indianapolis Colts player, realized that they were not responsible for each other's happiness and needed to "first make ourselves happy to make each other happy."

"All of my relationships started looking the same," she added. "Two broken people trying to pick up the pieces."

Fans began wondering about the status of Tarji and Kelvin's relationship last month when she celebrated her 50th birthday in Mexico without him. In Instagram images, she didn't appear to be wearing her engagement ring either. 

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Adding to the suspicion, Kelvin had not been seen on Taraji's Instagram in months.

Coincidentally, the duo should, in theory, be married by now. Taraji and Kelvin, who announced their engagement in May 2018, were set to tie the knot this summer, but the coronavirus pandemic forced them to postpone their nuptials.

Lily James cancels another appearance amid alleged Dominic West affair

Lily James is maintaining her silence.

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One day after canceling her appearance on the "Today" show, the actress has decided to forgo her appearance on another TV show.

Metro UK said Lily was set to promote "Rebecca," her new film with Armie Hammer, on BBC's "The Graham Norton Show" on Oct. 23. However, she has decided against it. 

The cancelations come after Lily was spotted getting romantic while exploring Rome with her "The Pursuit of Love" co-star Dominic West, who has been married to Irish landscape designer Catherine FitzGerald for 10 years. Published pictures showed Dominic caressing Lily's head and kissing her neck. Other images showed them on a shared electric scooter.

Last week, a source told The Daily Mail that Dominic, 50, and Lily, 31, spent two nights in a romantic suite at the Hotel De La Ville, which offers panoramic views of Rome and is close to the famous Spanish steps. 

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In the photos of Dominic and Lily, he is not wearing his wedding ring, leading many to wonder if he and Catherine had quietly separated. However, that's not the case. Hours after the photos of the alleged tryst were published, Dominic flew home to the United Kingdom. Then, on Oct. 13, he emerged from his house with his wife to show a united front. After he and Catherine kissed for photographers, the actor, still not wearing his wedding band, handed the paparazzi a note signed by the two of them. It read, "Our marriage is strong and we're very much still together." 

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Amid the drama, Dominic's past quotes have surfaced in which he argued that monogamy is not "natural."

"It's one of those subjects that people have very strong opinions about because everybody is open to it and can experience it. It affects kings as much as it does snails," he told Harper's Bazaar last year. "A lot of people have experienced it and a lot of people fear it. I suppose people suspect that the conventions that we have agreed upon in society, that a man and women can stay together for life or a certain amount of time without cheating, that they're not really staying together based on anything other than how society thinks they should behave."

He added, "It's not the necessarily natural way to be, therefore there will always be adultery and intrigue about it."

As of now, Metro UK says Lily is still set to appear on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" on Oct. 21.

Wedding footage

Bravo backed out of filming Housewives wedding due to COVID, hurricane

Bravo's filming of Cynthia Bailey's wedding was upended by a global pandemic and a natural disaster. 

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TMZ reported that the TV network was set to film the nuptials for an episode of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," but things took a major turn. Initially, Cynthia and Mike Hill were set to say "I do" during an outdoor event in Georgia. However, the reality TV star and her wedding planner decided to move the ceremony indoor as Hurricane Delta was making its way to the region. 

Executives at Bravo quickly became weary of the change due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and determined it wasn't safe or appropriate to send staff to film the wedding, as the indoor venue had limited space and a 181-person guest list.

It's expected that the wedding will still be shown on the reality TV show, as Cynthia had her own camera crew on hand, and she will turn over footage to Bravo, TMZ said.

While many might be upset about Bravo's weather-assisted change of heart, Cynthia was reportedly fine with it. In fact, since a "Housewives" crew wasn't there, there was less to coordinate and less to stress about.

Still, the couple wasn't blind to the pandemic, as they reportedly took several measures to make sure their wedding was safe: Guests were required to get their temperatures checked and wash their hands upon entry,  all confirmed guests had to have negative COVID tests within a few days of the wedding, and masks were required throughout the ceremony unless, with the exception of when guests were eating or drinking. 

Trouble with the law

'Home Improvement' star arrested for allegedly choking girlfriend

"Home improvement" star Zachery Ty Bryan was arrested in Oregon on Oct. 16 after allegedly choking his girlfriend, a report states.

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According to TMZ, neighbors called police in Eugene, Oregon, after hearing a scuffle coming from an apartment. When police arrived, the found the actor, who played Tim Allen's eldest son on the popular sitcom, sitting outside the apartment unit. His girlfriend, meanwhile, was hiding at a friend's place nearby.

As police questioned the two of them, the woman claimed that Zachery, 39, put his hands around her throat and squeezed. In addition, the woman alleged that she tried calling 911 during the midst of the incident, but said Zachery took her phone away.

She ultimately escaped to her friend's place.

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Zachery was arrested on charges of felony strangulation and fourth-degree assault and interfering with making a report, both of which are misdemeanors.

As of Oct. 17, Zachery was still in jail in Lane County.

Fierce friends

Stevie Nicks dishes on her close relationship with Harry Styles

At their ages, Stevie Nicks could actually be Harry Styles' grandmother. In reality, they're fiercely close friends. 

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In a new chat with Steller, the 72-year-old rocker was asked about her friendship with the former One Directioner, whom she chose to induct her into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame last year. 

"What really made me choose Harry is that he's so funny and so well spoken, and also that we're just such good friends. I knew he would really delve into my history and that he'd put it together beautifully, because he's a songwriter and he could tell my story," she said. 

Harry, 26, performed with the Fleetwood Mac singer at the Hall of Fame ceremony.

"I thought that of all the people who would get a kick out of me being the first woman in the world to go into the Hall of Fame, it would be Harry," she said. "And I'm so glad I did because he was hysterical, but he was also able to tell everybody who I really am behind the shawl."

The chat came amid a resurgence of Fleetwood Mac's song "Dreams," thanks to a viral TikTok video. 

In early October, a video went hugely viral of a man, later identified as Nathan Apodaca, skateboarding down an expressway while guzzling Ocean Spray juice directly from the bottle and vibing along to Fleetwood Mac's 1977 hit "Dreams."

The video was such a hit that Mick Fleetwood actually recreated it. Further, the initial video (and its many recreations) sparked interest in Fleetwood Mac's 43-year-old song. Apple said it saw a 221 percent increase in streams of "Dreams" in the days following the viral video. It also made its way onto the Rolling Stone Top 100 Songs Chart. The song currently sits at No. 3.

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Ice Cube responds to claims he's a 'sellout' for working with Trump

Ice Cube is clapping back at critics calling him a "sellout" for working with the Trump administration after once claiming he would "never" vote for the President.

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The rapper found himself in the middle of a political battle over the past few days due to his "Contract With Black America" initiative, which includes, among other things, a list of issues he feels are affecting Black Americans. He wants answers to his questions before he'll promise his vote. On Oct. 14, a top adviser to President Donald Trump said the music star met with the POTUS' team about developing a plan.

That has enraged many of his fans, but Ice clearly doesn't care.

"When I got [the] bus to school. Homies called me a sellout. When I started rapping in 1983. Bangers called me a sellout," Cube tweeted. "When I left NWA. They called me a sellout. When I start doing movies. Rappers called me a sellout. When I started my own [3-on-3 basketball] league. The arena said it was a sellout."

Cube has said that he would be willing to work with Democrats or Republicans on his "Contract With Black America" initiative — he's also unapologetically labeled both political parties the "dark side."

"Every side is the Darkside for us here in America. They're all the same until something changes for us. They all lie and they all cheat but we can't afford not to negotiate with whoever is in power or our condition in this country will never change," he wrote to a fan earlier in the week. "Our justice is bipartisan."

Many fans believe he's being used as a political pawn, which Cube scoffs at. He also denied that he's "joined forces" with the Trump team.

love lines

G-Eazy gushes about girlfriend Ashley Benson

There's no denying it, G-Eazy is smitten.

The rapper recently opened up about his girlfriend, Ashley Benson, and he couldn't help but gush.

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"She's an exceptionally talented person in many different spaces," he told Entertainment Tonight. "She's a special one. Obviously, she's a great actress, but, you know, getting to work with her and putting her in front of a microphone and watching her sing so effortlessly, she has this very special tone of voice and texture and something that's very innate to her given that's not her first job or what she's known for."

"It just blew me away that you can have such a hidden, special talent that the world doesn't get to see as often," he added. 

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The couple's romance has been on a fast track. The rapper and the former "Pretty Little Liars" star were first linked in May when they were spotted kissing. The next month she brought him as her date to her sister's intimate wedding. That same month, she was also featured on his song "All the Things You're Searching For," and they've since collaborated on more music.

In August, Ashley was spotted wearing a diamond ring on her left ring finger, naturally sparking engagement rumors. The couple has not responded to the speculation.