The New York Post’s Page Six celebrity gossip forum has confirmed that Jennifer Lopez and former Yankees star Alex Rodriguez are currently dating. A source close to the couple, dubbed “J-Rod” by the national press, recently told the Post, “They have been seeing each other for a few months…and are really into each other because they have so much in common—from their Latin roots, to their love of New York, and their kids.” The two are said to have spent last weekend together in Los Angeles, and were recently seen in close quarters backstage after a Lopez show in Las Vegas. Both have a long list of celebrity ex-flames—among others, Lopez has dated Puff Daddy, Marc Anthony and Ben Affleck, while Rodriguez has held relationships with Kate Hudson, Cameron Diaz, Torrie Wilson, Anne Wojcicki, and reportedly, Madonna. Rodriguez announced his retirement from baseball earlier this year, ending a 22-year career during which he captured one AL batting title, as well as one AL and World Series championship.
#J-Rod #PressFieldDay #CelebLove
SOUTH KOREANS CELEBRATE PARK'S IMPEACHMENT
South Korea’s Constitutional Court has decided to uphold a parliamentary vote that dismissed President Park Geun-hye from office. Yesterday, Geun-ye was removed from the Blue House, South Korea’s presidential compound, as scores of citizens waved flags in the streets. Geun-hye, the nation’s 11th president and first female leader, had been under suspicion of influence-peddling misconduct, the repercussions of which have been felt throughout the top levels of the nation’s political and business spheres. In the 24 hours following Geun-hye’s ouster, nine of her top advisors have offered their resignations to temporary leader Hwang Kyo-ahn. Choi Soon-sil, a wealthy civilian confidant of Geun-hye, Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong, and dozens of other top government officials will face criminal trial in connection to the scandal. Decisions regarding possible prosecution and jail time for Geun-hye have not yet been rendered. South Korea has announced it will hold an emergency presidential election before May 9.
South Korean President Park Geun-Hye Ousted
#SouthKoreaScandal #JusticeForThePeople #Accountability
UN WARNS OF FAMINE RISK FOR 20 MILLION
The United Nations has announced that more than 20 million individuals are facing risk of famine throughout the world, including roughly 1.4 million children. The worst famine threats exist in four countries throughout Africa and the Middle East (Nigeria, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen), where years of conflict, drought and extreme poverty have left starving families walking for miles in search of food. An estimated $5.6 billion is needed to avert disaster-level starvation; the UN currently reports it has less than 2% of that figure. Of the four countries facing famine disaster, three are currently on US President Trump’s travel ban list. The US is traditionally the world’s largest contributor of humanitarian funding, though Trump has announced plans to slash the nation’s foreign aid budget by nearly 40%. One Somali victim was quoted as saying, “We pray to God to alleviate the suffering. Equally, we are asking the humanitarian agencies to help us.”
UN Warns 1.4 Million Children Face ‘Imminent Death’
#GlobalFamine #TrumpCuts #HumanitarianAid