The Presidential Pet -- A Hippo??

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December 12, 2016

The Presidential Pet

The Washington Post reports DONALD TRUMP will be the first president in many years --150 to be exact-- who comes to the White House without a pet.

MARTIN VAN BUREN had tiger cubs, THOMAS JEFFERSON and TEDDY ROOSEVELT had bears, and CALVIN COOLIDGE had a pygmy hippopotamus!  It was captured in Liberia and given to Coolidge by HARVEY FIRESTONE in 1927.

Most of the other Presidents have either had dogs or cats.


Kirk Douglas Celebrated His 100th Birthday This Weekend  

2016 has been a tough year with a lot of celebrity deaths, but one man continues to thumb his nose at the Reaper:  KIRK DOUGLAS

Kirk celebrated his 100th birthday at the Beverly Hills Hotel this weekend, along with friends and family including Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, Steven Spielberg, and Don Rickles, who's 90.

Kirk was presented with a glass of vodka, because his doctor said he could have one if he made it to 100.  (Check out some pictures here.)


Madonna Gives Emotional Speech At Billboard's Women In Music Event

Madonna delivered a bold, emotional speech addressing sexism while accepting the award for “Woman of the Year” at Billboard’s “Women in Music” event on Friday.

Madonna didn’t hold anything back as she told the crowd, "Thank you for acknowledging my ability to continue my career for 34 years in the face of blatant sexism and misogyny and constant bullying and relentless abuse."

Other honorees included Shania Twain and Meghan Trainor.  You can watch Madonna’s speech yourself when “Billboard's Women In Music” airs tonight on Lifetime.


Khloe Kardashian And Lamar Odom Finalize Divorce

A Los Angeles judge finalized the divorce of Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom on Friday, but they won't be officially divorced until Saturday (because that’s how long the paperwork takes to process.)

Khloe filed for divorce from Lamar on May 26th, citing irreconcilable differences after Lamar was found unconscious from a drug overdose in Las Vegas.