Thursday Update: Australia Yanks Tennis Champ’s Visa, ‘The View’ Slams Melania Trump’s Auction, Robert De Niro Sues Assistant For $6 Million

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We’re tracking the conservative culture clash with woke Hollywood hypocrites to keep you up to date on who’s winning and who we hate. 

 Here’s what happened today:

Denied

Twenty-time Grand Slam champ, Novak Djokovic, was denied entry to Australia after being held under guard for eight hours on Wednesday.  

The number one ranked tennis player in the world was granted a medical exemption to play at the 2022 Australian Open by the Victorian state government, but the federal government’s border agents refused to let him out of the airport.

“The visa for Novak Djokovic has been canceled,” remarked Australian Minister for Health Greg Hunt. “Obviously, that follows a review of the exemption which was provided by the Victorian government process. They were looking at the integrity and the evidence behind it.”

Officials said Djokovic’s team applied for the wrong visa, which was not the one that “permits medical exemptions for being unvaccinated,” and upon arrival he “failed to provide appropriate evidence to meet the entry requirements.”

However, public outcry in the heavily locked down country may have factored into the decision, after locals tweeted that his exemption was “nothing short of a kick in the guts” and “apparently if you’re rich and famous, the rules don’t apply.”

The nine-time Australian Open winner will reportedly challenge the decision in an attempt to defend his 2021 title.  

 

Cut

The hits keep coming for embattled “Sex and the City” star Chris Noth, who has been accused of sexually assaulting multiple women. 

His character “Mr. Big,” who was killed off in the first episode of the HBO hit’s reboot, “And Just Like That,” was set to make a cameo in the final episode beside his fictional wife Carrie Bradshaw, played by Sarah Jessica Parker, but the scene “will not make it to air.”

The footage was filmed in Paris, where Noth and Parker were seen shooting on the famous bridge, Passerelle des Arts on the River Seine, but Big’s final appearance was cut due to the scandal.

Though the actor has vehemently denied the accusations, which he admitted were consensual encounters, Noth was fired from CBS hit “The Equalizer,” dropped by his talent agency, lost a deal to purchase his tequila brand, and Peloton pulled a commercial he appeared in. 

 

Auction

Former First Lady, Melania Trump, is auctioning off some of her White House wardrobe, along with a watercolor painting, and an NFT of her image. Opening bids for the items start at $250,000 and they can only be purchased with cryptocurrency.

The cohosts of “The View” had a field day when they found out. ”I think it’s tacky, but I think it’s very much on brand for the Trumps,” said Ana Navarro. Sunny Hostin agreed the auction was “basement level tacky.”

Hostin believes that the former President is being so heavily investigated, that he is hemorrhaging cash. 

“It sounds a little bit like an exit plan, if I’m being honest,” Hostin remarked. “Melania probably needs money because she hasn’t really done much in terms of a career. And so I think it sounds a little bit desperate and like an exit plan.”

Guest host Yvette Nicole Brown chimed in that she thinks “this is the dumbest thing she could’ve done, and it’s just on brand.” 

“It’s ‘Grifts R Us’ with the backwards R,” she continued. 

Lawsuit

Robert de Niro slapped his ex-assistant, Graham Chase Robinson, with a $6 million suit for using his production company’s AMEX to pay for pilates classes, iPhones, dog sitting, and expensive restaurants. 

He also accused her of stealing petty cash over a four-year period and robbing him of $300,000 worth of frequent flier miles.  

Robinson denied the accusation, and alleged that the lawsuit was launched to counter legal actions she filed against him for $12 million in damages for verbal abuse, gender discrimination, and unwanted physical contact.

“De Niro was enraged at the prospect of Ms. Robinson bringing a lawsuit challenging his behavior. So, he retaliated and struck first,” the filing reads. 

“It was a routine occurrence for Mr. De Niro, when intoxicated, to call Ms. Robinson — to call her names, to berate her, to curse at her,” her lawyer Alexandra Harwin said in January 2020.

Harwin added that Robinson “was asked to do things that her male colleagues were never asked to do, like scratch Mr. De Niro’s back, button his buttons, tie his ties.”

De Niro’s lawsuit might be an uphill battle, as he can be heard verbally abusing and threatening Robinson in a 2012 voicemail that was leaked in 2021.

Gifted

NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal flexed his LA Lakers wealth for a good cause this holiday season. The former center gave away 2000 PS5 and Nintendo Switch gaming consoles to underprivileged children during Christmas.

Shaq explained that his family didn’t have a lot while he was growing up, but they taught him the value of helping people in need. He was alarmed when he learned that 15 to 20 million children don’t receive a single gift on Christmas morning. 

“So as long as I’m on this Earth, I’m always trying to do what I can to make sure kids get good toys,” he explained. “Yesterday, at this little elementary school in McDonough, Georgia, kids were crying, kids were happy, and that’s what it’s all about.”

 

Skipping Sonnets

“Star Trek: The Next Generation” star Patrick Stewart was blasted by a top college professor for refusing to read some of William Shakespeare’s sonnets over “political correctness.”

Stewart, a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, began filming daily readings of the bard’s sonnets during the pandemic. 

He left out a group of the Dark Lady sonnets because he “struggled and struggled and failed to make sense of them. I’m not going to pretend that I do make sense of them. I’m just going to leave them unsaid.”

The Dark Lady in question is thought to have been either of African descent, or a woman who was known for sexual procivity at the time. Either way, Stewart said he skipped the readings because he didn’t like them.

The principal of St Andrews University in Scotland, professor Sally Mapstone, criticized the “X-Men” actor for omitting the sonnets.  

“I didn’t think he was right to skip a couple in a rather politically correct way, frankly,” she said. “I think he should have just read them and let people make up their minds but, as he said, it was his choice.”


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Kmc
Kmc
8 months ago

The novak thing is total bullshit! Australia has turned into a dictatorship and we are headed there in the UNUNITED States of America!