Day: January 20, 2019

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Charlize Theron and Brad Pitt are dating.

And the couple was introduced by her former fiance Sean Penn.

The UK Sun newspaper is reporting that sparks are flying between the two A-listers.

According to sources the pair were all over each over at a showbiz party last week.

Their relationship, which began over Christmas, is Pitt’s first serious romance since he split from Angelina Jolie back in 2016.

Oscar winner Theron, who called off her marriage to Penn in 2015, is understood to have visited Brad at his home in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles.

But she has not, as yet, met his six children with Jolie.

Both Pitt, 55, and Theron, 43, are both known for their romances with other high-profile stars.

A source said: “They have been casually seeing each other for nearly a month now. They’ve been friends for some time — ironically through Sean — but things have developed.”

Last weekend the pair were spotted together after separate Saturday night movie screenings.

Pitt went to watch “If Beale Street Could Talk” — which he is exec producer of — at a private house in the Hollywood Hills.

Theron was special guest at a showing of “Roma” at the historic Chateau Marmont Hotel.

From left to right: Charlize Theron, Yalitza Aparicio, director Alfonso Cuaron and Diego Luna attend “ROMA” Tastemakers at Chateau Marmont on Jan. 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, Calif. (Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Netflix)

The source added: “Brad came over to Chateau afterwards, changed his outfit and joined Charlize in a corner of the bar.

“She was on a vodka cocktail while he stuck to mineral water.

“They were ridiculously touchy-feely and his arm was around her back. At one point he winked at her.

“Brad seemed in a really good place — they both looked really happy.”

Pitt quit alcohol after admitting his drinking was the main problem in his marriage to Jolie.

The pair has been embroiled in a bitter divorce that is expected to be resolved soon.

The actor famously dated Gwyneth Paltrow before marrying first wife Jennifer Aniston.

Theron, who has two adopted children, was previously linked to Keanu Reeves, Ryan Reynolds and Alexander Skarsgard.

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source https://canoe.com/entertainment/celebrity/brad-pitt-and-charlize-theron-are-dating

By The Wall of Law January 20, 2019 Off

Trump celebrates new citizens in Oval Office ceremony

WASHINGTON — On a day focused on his demand for a border wall, President Donald Trump used music and pageantry to welcome “the five newest members of our great American family” during a naturalization ceremony in the Oval Office.

In a ceremony Saturday that began to the strains of a violin and ended with a booming national anthem, Trump celebrated the five new Americans from Iraq, Britain, South Korea, Jamaica and Bolivia.

“Each of you worked hard for this moment. You followed the rules, upheld our laws,” the president said, stressing that they had arrived in the country legally.

A couple of hours later, Trump would unveil his offer to extend temporary protection to young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children if Democrats would agree to fund the southern border wall he promised as a candidate. Democrats quickly dismissed the plan as a “non-starter.”

Trump introduced each of the new U.S. citizens, noting that some had come to the country with American spouses and some had children who were born here. To a woman from South Korea who came to the U.S. to pursue graduate studies and is now a university professor, he said: “I want to congratulate you, and you’re going to have a great time.”

The new citizens had the oath of allegiance administered by Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and received their naturalization certificates from Vice-President Mike Pence, followed by a handshake from Trump.

“By taking this oath, you have forged a sacred bond with this nation, its traditions, its culture and its values. This heritage is now yours to protect, promote and pass down to the next generation and to the next wave of newcomers to our shores,” the president said.

The Associated Press

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source https://toronto.citynews.ca/2019/01/19/trump-celebrates-new-citizens-in-oval-office-ceremony/

By The Wall of Law January 20, 2019 Off

Vegetative State Birth

Vegetative State Birth

PHOENIX — A lawyer for the family of an incapacitated Arizona woman who gave birth in a long-term care facility said she is not in a coma as previously reported.

The Arizona Republic reported Friday that attorney John Micheaels said the 29-year-old woman has “significant intellectual disabilities” and does not speak but has some ability to move, responds to sounds and is able to make facial gestures.

Phoenix police have said the woman was the victim of a sexual assault and have disclosed little other information.

A Jan. 8 statement by San Carlos Apache Tribe officials said the woman, a tribal member, gave birth while in a coma.

News media outlets have reported that the woman, who has not been publicly identified, was in a vegetative state at the facility where she spent many years.

“The important thing here is that contrary to what’s been reported, she is a person, albeit with significant intellectual disabilities. She has feelings and is capable of responding to people she is familiar with, especially family,” Micheaels told the newspaper.

He responded to a request Saturday by The Associated Press for comment by saying in an email that the information reported in the Republic is correct. He did not comment further.

The woman gave birth to a baby boy on Dec. 29 as staff at Hacienda HealthCare frantically called 911 for assistance, telling an operator that they had not known she was pregnant.

Police investigators have been collecting DNA samples from male employees at the facility and any other men who could have had contact with the woman. State regulatory officials have also launched investigations.

The victim and the newborn have reportedly been recovering at a hospital, but no information has been released about their conditions.

The woman’s guardian, her mother, described her in a May 29 annual guardian report filed in court as “an incapacitated adult.” An attached doctor’s report said the woman has a brain disorder, a form of retardation, recurrent pneumonia, paralysis of the limbs, seizure disorder and other conditions.

Hacienda spokesman David Leibowitz told the AP on Saturday that patient privacy laws precluded him from discussing the woman’s condition.

The director of the facility has resigned and the company subsequently hired former Maricopa County Attorney Rick Romley to conduct an independent investigation into management procedures and patient safety.

On Friday, Hacienda announced that another female patient had alleged physical abuse by staff members.

Hacienda officials said in a news release that the patient accused a registered nurse and a certified caregiver, both women, of yelling at her and hitting her head and arm.

Hacienda officials said the patient showed no signs of injury or abuse and that the two workers had no history of complaints and denied the allegations. They were placed on administrative leave during an investigation.

Police say they were informed about the complaint but weren’t able to corroborate anything.

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By The Wall of Law January 20, 2019 Off