Miss Jamaica Wins 2019 Miss World, Miss Nigeria’s Reaction Goes Viral

The sisterhood between Miss Jamaica Toni-Ann Singh and Miss Nigeria Nyekachi Douglas wins the internet as the former becomes the first Jamaican to win the pageant since 1993.

AceShowbiz -The winner of 2019 Miss World was announced at the ceremony taking place December 14 at the ExCeL London in London. Miss Jamaica Toni-Ann Singh took the crown, beating first runner-up Miss France Ophely Mezino and second runner-up Miss India Suman Rao.

“I represent something special, a generation of women that are pushing forward to change the world,” Miss Jamaica said in her speech before winning the title. “I wouldn’t say I’m different from any other woman on this stage but I will say that my passion for women and pouring into them and making sure that they have the same opportunities that I’ve had is something that sets me apart.”

She advanced to the top 5 along with Miss France, Miss India, Miss Nigeria Nyekachi Douglas, and Miss Brazil Elis Coelho. When Miss Jamaica was announced as a winner, Miss Nigeria burst with joy for her. Her reaction went viral online, warming people’s hearts on the internet.

“This feels like a dream,” Miss Jamaica said after receiving her crown when head judge Piers Morgan asked her about how she felt. “I’m just so grateful. Thank you for whatever it is you see in me.” The 23-year-old pageant queen continued, “I’m ready to work, ready to get to work.”

The aspiring doctor impressed the judge with her beauty and talent. She did a choreography to Koffee‘s “Toast” and delivered a rendition of Whitney Houston‘s “I Have Nothing”. She was the fourth Jamaican to get the crown in the pageant’s 69-year history and the first one to win the competition since Lisa Hanna bagged the title in 1993.

“I used to judge ‘America’s Got Talent‘ and ‘Britain’s Got Talent‘, if you’d come out and sung like you did tonight on those shows, you might have won one of those,” Morgan said. When asked if she wanted to pursue a music career, she replied, “If the door is open, I’ll walk through it.”

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Sophia Hutchins Says She Was 'Never Romantically Involved' With Caitlyn Jenner

“I don’t feel a need to address my sex life, quite frankly, unless I want to,’ the 23-year-old said.

Sophia Hutchins is finally clearing up the rumors about her relationship with Caitlyn Jenner.

The 23-year-old and reality star, 70, have sparked dating rumors for years, appearing inseparable on social media and even sharing a home in Malibu.

"We were never romantically involved,” she explained in a new interview with The New York Times.

As to why it has taken so long for her to comment on the speculation, Hutchins said, "We weren’t addressing it — I don’t feel a need to address my sex life, quite frankly, unless I want to."

She even dished on her current love life status, as she said she "just started dating a 30-year-old gentleman who graduated from Harvard and works on Wall Street."

Hutchins also revealed she gets a 10-percent cut of all Jenner’s deal as her new manager, a job once handled by Jenner’s ex-wife, Kris Jenner.

"I saw nobody was managing her, and there were all these people taking massive advantage," Hutchins explained. "And I was saying, ‘Caitlyn, if I don’t step in here and start managing you, you’re going to go broke.’"

Along with the money-managing gig, Hutchins is creating her own beauty brand, much like Jenner’s daughter, Kylie.

But her new endeavors haven’t caused a rift in the Kardashian-Jenner clan, as she stated, "I’m on good terms with all the family, but I’m closest with Kris, Kim, Kylie and Kendall," Hutchins added.

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Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ Selected For National Film Registry

Prince‘s 1984 autobiographical film Purple Rain has been selected for the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress as one of America’s most influential motion pictures.

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced Wednesday the annual selection of 25 films, which were selected on the basis of their cultural, historic and aesthetic importance to the nation’s film heritage.

Purple Rain showcases Prince as one of the greatest musical talents of his generation.

The film’s multi-platinum soundtrack was previously named to the Library of Congress National Recording Registry.

The film’s director, Albert Magnoli, said he is deeply honored that Purple Rain has been selected for inclusion in the National Film Registry in 2019.

Apollonia Kotero, who was Prince’s co-star in the movie, said that as a young Latina actress, being cast in Purple Rain was the opportunity of a lifetime for her.

Spike Lee‘s 1986 breakout movie “She’s Gotta Have It,” Disney’s 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty” and Kevin Smith‘s 1994 “Clerks” were also selected for the National Film Registry.

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That Isn't Always Pedro Pascal Under The Mandalorian's Helmet

Pedro Pascal been garnering significant praise for injecting real personality and pathos into a fairly standard gunslinger archetype character in Disney’s The Mandalorian, all without showing his real face. It is, after all, a central tenet of Mandalorian culture within the Star Wars universe that the society of bounty hunters never remove their helmets around other people.

But in a disintegrating blow to our suspension of disbelief, Bryce Dallas Howard just revealed that it’s not actually Pascal under the iconic helmet all the time. The actress, best known for theJurassic World movies, is also a director, and she came on board The Mandalorian to helm the fourth episode of the first season, “Chapter 4: Sanctuary.” Talking to Vulture this week, she let slip that she never actually met the leading actor of the series while working on the episode.

“He was in rehearsals for King Lear on Broadway,” she said. “And so, while we were doing my episode, I wasn’t working with Pedro.” Instead, Howard worked with two stunt performers, Brendan Wayne and Lateef Crowder, with Wayne filling in for most of Pascal’s scenes.

“He absolutely just brought everything to that character,” said Howard, “and we were able to find the moments and figure them out together.” Incidentally, Wayne is the grandson of movie legend John Wayne, adding to The Mandalorian‘s credentials as a modern Western. And he has nothing but nice things to say about Pascal: “The great thing about him is he’s not impressed with himself,” Wayne told Vulture. “He’s just an actor. And I mean that in the good way, not the bad way. He likes to learn and he likes to collaborate and he’s very good at it.”

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Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds Help Taylor Swift Celebrate Her 30th Birthday in NYC!

Blake Lively leads the way while leaving Oscar Wilde restaurant with her husband Ryan Reynolds on Friday night (December 13) in New York City.

The married couple stepped out to help their friend Taylor Swift celebrate her 30th birthday!

Taylor opened the show earlier in the night at Z100′s Jingle Ball and her friends joined her later in the night for a 10pm dinner party.

Models Gigi Hadid and Martha Hunt were both among the celebs in attendance for the party, as were fellow Jingle Ball performers Halsey and Camila Cabello. Taylor‘s boyfriend Joe Alwyn was also spotted there that night!

READ MORE: Ryan Reynolds’ Daughter James Wants to Be an Actor!

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The 1 Thing That 'Grosses' Beyoncé Out

Beyoncé may be one of the most famous women in the world, but she rarely shares her personal information. She prefers to keep those details away from the media, and she does a great job at it.

But every once in a while, the Lemonade singer will bless fans will tidbits of information and glimpses of her life. Such was the case during the week of Dec. 8 when Beyoncé gave a wide-ranging interview with ELLE magazine. In it, she revealed this one thing that “grosses” her out.

Beyoncé hates this 1 thing

Beyoncé opened up to ELLE for its January 2020 issue. The interview is mostly about her IVY PARK collaboration with Adidas, which comes out at the top of the year, but she also discussed a broad range of other topics.

At one point in the interview, Beyoncé candidly responded to questions submitted by her fans.

When asked to name something that “grosses” her out, she replied: “People smacking when they eat.”

Right on, Bey.

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Beyoncé reveals one other thing she can’t stand

The B’Day singer also told ELLE that hates being asked whether she’s pregnant.

“Get off my ovaries!” she added.

Beyoncé — who has three children with her husband, Jay-Z — is almost always rumored to be pregnant. She became the subject of pregnancy rumors as recently as October after she was seen at an event with what appeared to be a burgeoning baby bump.

However, the Sasha Fierce crooner shut the speculation down by posting photos from the same party that showed her with a flatter stomach.

Beyoncé has openly talked about her body evolution. She told Vogue in 2018 that her shape changed significantly following the 2017 births of her twins, Sir and Rumi Carter.

“To this day my arms, shoulders, breasts, and thighs are fuller,” she said. “I have a little mommy pouch, and I’m in no rush to get rid of it. I think it’s real. Whenever I’m ready to get a six-pack, I will go into beast zone and work my a** off until I have it. But right now, my little FUPA and I feel like we are meant to be.”

But Beyoncé did drop a lot of the weight she gained for her performance at Coachella 2018. She followed a strict diet and a rigorous workout routine.

Beyoncé is happy and confident in herself

In the same interview, Beyoncé made it clear that she’s more satisfied with herself than ever.

“If someone told me 15 years ago that my body would go through so many changes and fluctuations, and that I would feel more womanly and secure with my curves, I would not have believed them,” she told ELLE. 

“But children and maturity have taught me to value myself beyond my physical appearance and really understand that I am more than enough no matter what stage I’m at in life,” Beyoncé continued.

“Giving zero f*cks is the most liberating place to be,” she continued. “Also knowing true beauty is something you cannot see. I wish more people focused on discovering the beauty within themselves rather than critiquing other folks’ grills.”

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Camila Cabello Transforms Into A Sexy School Girl For Super Hot ‘Tonight Show’ Performance — Watch

Britney Spears may have kicked off the sexy schoolgirl singer costume, but Camila Cabello gave it a sizzling update for her ‘Tonight Show’ performance of ‘My Oh My.’

“My Oh My” indeed! Camila Cabello brought out a sexy schoolgirl costume to perform that song off her new album Romance when she stopped by The Tonight Show on Dec. 12. She showed off some of her hottest dance moves ever as she rocked the stage with DaBaby. The 22-year-old flaunted plenty of her toned tummy in the bra top and tiny pleated schoolgirl skirt, which featured neon green and blue coloring and a checkered pattern.

Camila paired it with a jersey jacket to look like a high school dream queen. The skirt had a sultry slit up its left side and she made the most of showing off all of her incredible legs during the red-hot performance. Camila wore a pair of white calf-high white socks and heavy white sneakers for footwear, which helped her easily pull off some of the sexiest dance moves of her life. This is a side of Camila we’ve never seen and we absolutely love it! She totally commanded Jimmy Fallon‘s stage with so much confidence and girl power.

Before her stage-melting performance, Camila played a game of True Confessions with Jimmy and fellow guest Ryan Reynolds where they had to tell a story and the others had to determine whether or not it was true or false. Camila claimed she lost tour-mate Taylor Swift’s beloved cat Meredith! “She asked me to babysit her cat. Her cat kind of had a weird little stomach infection thing. She was gonna go to a meet and greet [in Vancouver],” Camila explained.

‘We were hanging out in the dressing room. I’m taking care of her cat. Somebody from my team asked me to do something. I leave the door open. The cat, Meredith, sneaks out, is nowhere to be found…One of her security guards [eventually found her]. The cat was found in one of the seats of the golf cart,” she continued. Camila completely sold the story and both Jimmy and Ryan were convinced it was true…until she revealed it never happened! Ryan applauded her, telling Camila she has a “black belt in lying.”

 

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This is how much Ty Pennington is actually worth today

Ty Pennington shot to fame in the early 2000s, as the hunky breakout of TLC reality show Trading Places, and his subsequent, incredibly personal work on ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (via IMDb). For a while there, he was everywhere, but the gorgeous, DIY-savvy star hasn’t completely dropped off the radar, either. 

The real reason we don’t hear from Ty Pennington anymore is less sinister than you might think, but regardless of some misjudged TV projects or the questions swirling around about his apparent reluctance to marry long-time partner Andrea Bock, there’s no doubt the makeover guru has had an extremely successful career to date. Whatever happens next for Pennington, he’s got plenty of wealth to fall back on.

Ty Pennington made his fortune in reality TV

Most of it is as a result of Trading Places and Extreme Makeover, naturally, with Celebrity Net Worth confirming his salary per episode of the latter was a whopping $75,000. To date, Ty Pennington has reportedly amassed a $12 million fortune. The TV host, philanthropist, model, and carpenter enjoyed a lengthy run on the hit ABC show from 2003 to 2012, redeveloping properties for low-income families at an alarming rate. 

Pennington grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. He designed an impressive three-story tree-house as a youngster, sparking his interest in home improvement. He was recruited as a model during his final semester at the Atlanta College of Art and subsequently appeared in several TV commercials before landing a spot on Trading Places

The multi-talented DIY maestro has enjoyed several endorsement deals over the years, too, with the likes of Sears and Pepsi, as well as producing his own line of furniture. In 2014, he built a massive home valued at $680,000, according to The Daytona Beach News Journal, in Flagler County, Florida. The 3,800 square foot two-story mansion boasted six bedrooms and five bathrooms. “Over the years I’ve built hundreds of homes for other people and decided that finally, now is the time to build one for my family,” Pennington said at the time.

Ty Pennington is also an author

In 2003, he wrote Ty’s Tricks: Home Repair Secrets Plus Cheap and Easy Projects to Transform Any Room, while the first issue of his quarterly magazine, Ty Pennington at Home, followed in 2007. The following year, he published Good Design Can Change Your Life: Beautiful Rooms, Inspiring Stories. 

Pennington is well-known for his extensive charity work, too, particularly in spreading awareness of ADHD, with which he was diagnosed at 17. He published his memoir, Life to the Extreme: How a Chaotic Kid Became America’s Favorite Carpenter, earlier this year, opening up about his experiences. 

Looking back on his impressive career thus far, Pennington told AJC, “I’ve lived long enough to understand what’s important in life. I’ve had incredible luck and success. I was the guy who broke his arm every other weekend. It’s a miracle I still have all my fingers working with saws over the years. I made it this far.”

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All 7 Qualifying Democratic Candidates May Skip DNC Debate in LA

The candidates said they would not be crossing the picket lines of a union representing food-service employees at Loyola Marymount University

There’s just over a year to go until the 2020 presidential election, but the competition to potentially replace Donald Trump in the White House is already stiff. 

There’s a lot to keep track of, but we’re here to help. Here’s TheWrap’s list of everyone who is running for president so far — and who has dropped out.

  • Joe Biden – Democratic Party 

    Entered Race: April 25, 2019 

    The former Obama VP was a late entry to the race, formally declaring his run for the presidency on April 25. But he’s long been a presumed frontrunner, leading many early polls. This is his third presidential run, and for months he’s been telling anyone who’ll listen that he’d be the most qualified candidate for the job. He’s also already been under scrutiny over criticism about his behavior with women, prompting him to post a video promising he’d be “more mindful and respectful” of a woman’s “personal space.”

    Biden has also been prone to embarrassing slips of the tongue, among them placing the assassinations of RFK and MLK in “the late ’70s,” mistaking his campaign’s text number for a website, waxing nostalgic about his friendships with Senate segregationists, and saying “poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids.”

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  • Elizabeth Warren – Democratic Party 

    Entered Race: Feb. 9, 2019 

    The Massachusetts Senator formally announced her candidacy on Feb. 9 at a rally in her home state, and shortly after followed up with a tweet that read: “I believe in an America of opportunity. My daddy ended up as a janitor, but his little girl got the chance to be a public school teacher, a college professor, a United States Senator – and a candidate for President of the United States. #Warren2020.”

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  • Bernie Sanders – Democratic Party 

    Entered Race: Feb. 19, 2019 

    Bernie Sanders, the runner-up in the 2016 contest for the Democratic nomination, has recorded a campaign video in which he says he is running for president in 2020, according to a report in Politico.

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  • Pete Buttigieg – Democratic Party 

    Entered Race: April 14, 2019 

    The 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana would become the first openly gay presidential nominee from a major political party. Buttigieg’s platform includes a plan to further empower Black America and economic reform. 

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  • Julián Castro – Democratic Party 

    Entered Race: Jan. 12, 2019 

    The former mayor of San Antonio — and former Obama cabinet member — supports immigration reform and eliminating lead poisoning. 

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  • Tulsi Gabbard – Democratic Party 

    Entered Race: Jan. 11, 2019 

    Gabbard, a U.S. Representative for Hawaii’s 2nd congressional district, endorsed Bernie Sanders in 2016, but in 2020 she’s all-in on herself. Gabbard is running on immigration and criminal justice reform. 

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  • Cory Booker – Democratic Party

    Entered Race: Feb. 1, 2019 

    The New Jersey senator and former mayor of Newark formally tossed his name into the presidential hat on Feb. 1, the first day of Black History Month. Booker plans to end mass incarceration if he were to be elected president. 

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  • Marianne Williamson – Democratic Party 

    Entered Race: Jan. 28, 2019 

    The “Healing the Soul of America” author and founder of Project Angel Food announced her candidacy during a political rally at the Saban Theater in Los Angeles on Jan. 28. If elected president, Williamson would be in favor of reparations and “economic justice for women and children.”

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  • Andrew Yang – Democratic Party 

    Entered Race: Nov. 6, 2017  

    The entrepreneur and son of immigrant parents from Taiwan became a contender a year ago, telling The New York Times that he will advocate for a universal basic income. 

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  • John Delaney – Democratic Party 

    Entered Race: July 28, 2017

    The U.S. Representative for Maryland’s 6th district declared back in July 2017. He says he’ll “end reckless trade wars and expand trade,” “create a universal health care system” and “launch a national AI strategy.”  

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  • Amy Klobuchar – Democratic Party 

    Entered Race: Feb. 10, 2019 

    The Minnesota Democrat, first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2006, announced her bid on Feb. 10, 2019, saying that she wanted to work for “everyone who wanted their work recognized.”  Klobuchar’s key issues she wants to tackle if elected president include revising voting rights protections and prioritizing cybersecurity. 

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  • Michael Bennet – Democratic Party 

    Entered Race: May 2, 2019 

    The Colorado senator has been a vocal supporter on advancing the field of artificial intelligence and expanding the Child Tax Credit.  He didn’t qualify for the fourth Democratic debate but he’s vowed to keep running.

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  • Wayne Messam – Democratic Candidate 

    Entered Race: March 28, 2019 

    The mayor of Miramar, Florida, a city near Miami, is a first-generation American who has called for end the filibuster and erasing student debt. He only raised $5 — five — during the quarter that ended Sep. 30, but he’s still in the race.

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  • Tom Steyer – Democratic Party 

    Entered Race: July 9, 2019 

    The billionaire and climate change activist entered the race in July, saying in a video “if you think that there’s something absolutely critical, try as hard as you can and let the chips fall where they may. And that’s exactly what I’m doing. My name’s Tom Steyer, and I’m running for president.”

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  • Joe Sestak – Democratic Party

    Entered Race: June 23, 2019 

    The former Pennsylvania Congressman has a plan for America that includes investing in American manufacturing and strengthening antitrust laws. 

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  • Deval Patrick – Democratic Party

    Entered Race: Nov. 14, 2019

    The former governor of Massachusetts acknowledged the challenge of jumping into the Democratic primary so late in the game. But in his announcement he took a veiled swipe at other candidates, saying the party was torn between “nostalgia” and “our big idea or no way.”

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  • Michael Bloomberg – Democratic Party

    Entered Race: Nov. 24, 2019

    The former mayor of New York is the second billionaire to enter the crowded Democratic field with just one year until the election. Bloomberg plans to fund his own campaign and is reportedly spending $30 million in TV ads to launch his campaign. 

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  • Bill Weld – Republican Party

    Entered Race: April 15, 2019 

    Weld is a former Governor of Massachusetts who has been on the record about his displeasure of Trump, specifically Trump’s desire to be more of a “king than a president.”  

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  • Joe Walsh – Republican Party 

    Entered Race: Aug. 25, 2019 

    The former congressman from Illinois turned conservative talk show host announced in August 2019 that he would enter the GOP primaries to challenge President Trump. “I’m running because he’s unfit; somebody needs to step up and there needs to be an alternative. The country is sick of this guy’s tantrum — he’s a child,” he told ABC News.

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  • Tim Ryan – Democratic Party 

    Entered Race: April 4, 2019 

    Dropped Out: Oct. 24, 2019

    The Ohio congressman was running on a platform that included education reform and promoting renewable energy.

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  • Seth Moulton – Democratic Party  

    Entered Race: April 22, 2019 

    Dropped Out: August 23, 2019

    The Massachusetts congressman and Iraq War veteran ended his campaign for president in a speech to the DNC in San Fransisco. “I think it’s evident that this is now a three-way race between Biden, Warren and Sanders, and really it’s a debate about how far left the party should go,” Mr. Moulton told the New York Times. 

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  • Eric Swalwell 

    Entered Race: April 8, 2019 
    Dropped Out: July 8, 2019

    The California congressman wrote in a statement on his campaign’s website about his decision to bow out of the 2020 presidential race, “I’ll never forget the people I met and lessons I learned while travelling [sic] around our great nation – especially in the communities most affected by gun violence.”

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  • John Hickenlooper 

    Entered Race: March 4, 2019 
    Dropped Out:
    Aug. 15, 2019 

    The former Colorado governor supported stricter gun control laws and free trade.  

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  • Jay Inslee – Democratic Party 

    Entered Race: March 1, 2019 
    Dropped Out:
    Aug. 21, 2019 

    The Governor of Washington ran on a platform focused on climate change, proposing a “100% Clean Energy for America Plan” that would see emissions drop to zero by 2035. 

    He announced he was dropping out of the race during an appearance on “The Rachel Maddow Show.”

    “It’s become clear that I’m not going to be carrying the ball,” Inslee told Maddow. “I’m not going to be the President, I’m withdrawing tonight from the race.”

    Inslee added that he’s optimistic that climate change will be a major part of the Democratic party’s priorities.

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  • Kirsten Gillibrand – Democratic Party 

    Entered Race: Jan. 15, 2019 

    Dropped Out: Aug. 28, 2019 

    The senator from New York announced her bid Tuesday, Jan. 15 on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.” Gillibrand, whose campaign slogan is “Brave Wins,” supported paid family leave and protecting women’s rights.

    On August 28, 2019, she announced her withdrawal. “To our supporters: Thank you, from the bottom of my heart. Now, let’s go beat Donald Trump and win back the Senate,” she tweeted. 

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  • Howard Schultz – Independent 

    Dropped Out: Sept. 6, 2019

    In January the former Starbucks CEO expressed initial interest in running. In August, Schultz reportedly suspended his campaigning until after Labor Day, citing medical issues. In September, Schultz cited those issues and more in a letter on his website as reasons he had to take himself out of the running.

    “My belief in the need to reform our two-party system has not wavered, but I have concluded that an independent campaign for the White House is not how I can best serve our country at this time,” he wrote.

    Schultz is a co-founder of the venture capital firm Maveron, which is an investor in TheWrap.

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  • Bill De Blasio – Democratic Party 

    Entered Race: May 16, 2019 

    Dropped Out: Sept. 20, 2019

    The New York City mayor was looking for more taxes for the wealthy and regulating “gig jobs” under his proposed Universal Labor Standards. 

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  • Beto O’Rourke – Democratic Party 

    Entered Race: March 14, 2019

    Dropped Out: November 1, 2019 

    The former congressman from El Paso, Texas, announced he is running for president on March 14, saying: “This is a defining moment of truth for this country and for every single one of us,” and that the challenges have never been greater. “They will either consume us, or they will afford us the greatest opportunity to unleash the genius of the United States of America,” he added. O’Rourke has already made a name for himself as a record-breaking fundraiser, the subject of an HBO documentary and a favorite among Hollywood elite. He dropped out Nov 1., tweeting, “I am announcing that my service to the country will not be as a candidate or as the nominee.”

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  • Mark Sanford – Republican Party 

    Entered Race: Sept. 8, 2019

    Dropped Out: Nov. 12, 2019

    The former governor of South Carolina — who resigned in disgrace in 2007 after lying about an extramarital affair — announced his challenge to Trump, saying, “We have lost our way.” Sanford, who was also a U.S. congressman from 1995 to 2001 and 2013 to 2019, pledged to tackle the nation’s ballooning national debt and reverse Trump’s policies on trade protectionism. He dropped out in November saying the issues on his platform were overshadowed by the ongoing impeachment process.

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  • Steve Bullock – Democratic Party 

    Entered Race: May 14, 2019 

    Dropped Out: Dec. 2, 2019

    The Montana governor said in a statement, “While there were many obstacles we could not have anticipated when entering this race, it has become clear that in this moment, I won’t be able to break through to the top tier of this still-crowded field of candidates.”

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  • Kamala Harris – Democratic Party 

    Entered Race: Jan. 21, 2019 

    Dropped Out: December 3, 2019

    The California senator announced her bid for the presidency on Martin Luther King Jr. Day,  Jan. 21, while appearing on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” As a possible indication of her chances, her January CNN town hall was the network’s highest rated single presidential candidate town hall ever. Harris is pro Medicare-for-all and raising teacher pay.

    Harris came out of the gate strong with a solid showing at the first debate, but failed to carry that momentum. Reports of staff mismanagement and fundraising challenges led to her to suspend her candidacy in early December.

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  • The Democratic candidate field remains robust as late entries including Michael Bloomberg and Deval Patrick join the race

    There’s just over a year to go until the 2020 presidential election, but the competition to potentially replace Donald Trump in the White House is already stiff. 

    There’s a lot to keep track of, but we’re here to help. Here’s TheWrap’s list of everyone who is running for president so far — and who has dropped out.

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    ‘Shahs Of Sunset’ Star MJ Javid Reveals She’s Still Not Speaking To Reza Farahan: ‘It’s Sad’

    Mercedes ‘MJ’ Javid tells HollywoodLife that she’s still not on speaking terms with Reza Farahan after he obtained a restraining order against her husband in late October. The two have been feuding since May and she says there’s no saving their friendship.

    Mercedes “MJ” Javid and Reza Farahan, who were known for their inseparable bond on Bravo’s Shahs of Sunset, have made no progress in their ongoing feud. Fans of the show will know that the two were embroiled in a social media war back in May after Reza alleged that MJ’s husband, Tommy Feight vandalized his home and threatened his life over the phone. The allegations led to Reza being granted a 3-year restraining order against Feight in late October. The former friends’ rough patch began during MJ’s pregnancy with son, Shams Frances, who she gave birth to in April.

    They say time heals all wounds, but that’s not the case for MJ and Reza. “Yeah, [it’s sad],” MJ told HollywoodLife about her “non-existent” friendship with Reza while at the “Fancy AF Cocktail” book launch celebrating Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix in West Hollywood on December 10. She confirmed that the two are not on speaking terms, nor are they working on their friendship.

    When asked if their relationship could be saved at this point and time, MJ simply replied, “No,” adding that Shahs of Sunset viewers will see the drama play out on the show. “You’re going to see so much. I can’t wait until this season airs,” she said, admitting, “I wish the reunion was tomorrow.”

    Back in April, MJ expressed how hurt she was and claimed Reza did not visit her in the hospital when she gave birth to her son. She was especially upset with Reza because she had been admitted to the ICU at the time. Afterward, Reza claimed he had tried to reach out. — Something MJ clearly found absurd.

    “Eye-roll,” she said when asked about whether or not Reza had contacted her at the time of her son’s birth. When it comes to Reza, MJ admitted that she’s “not sure” about how he’s “changed,” noting, “I don’t think I’m equipped to understand it.” She added, “I’m shocked, hurt — you name it, I’m feeling it.”

    MJ went on to recall seeing Reza at BravoCon in mid-November — just about two after he was granted the restraining order against her husband. Feight entered a not guilty plea to allegedly vandalizing Reza’s home and threatening his life.

    “I just don’t care,” MJ said about seeing Reza, which she added wasn’t hard for her. “He’s… Think about it. 30 plus years. Nothing. He doesn’t scare me. He doesn’t make me nervous. He doesn’t make me feel anything. Period… Just sorry for him.”

    As for which Shahs of Sunset costars have been supporting her through her broken relationships with Reza? — “All the sane and heartfelt people,” she said. According to MJ, those people include, Gigi, Mike, Shervin, and Lila.

    Now, she’s looking forward to the future. “I’m back! I will be back in 2020, thank the Lord,” MJ gushed.

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