• A visibly embarrassed Meryl Streep this week found herself at the center of Academy Awards host Jimmy Kimmel’s trolling of President Trump, who had dismissed the acclaimed actress as “overrated” after she blasted him in a speech at this year’s Golden Globes. “Of all thas phoned it in for more than 50 films over the course of her lackluster career.” In a final barb, Kimmel praised Streep’s dress, asking, “Is that an Ivanka?”
• Embroiled in a bitter war with the press, President Trump has announced he won’t attend the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, slated for April_29 in Washington, D.C. The roast, in which politicians, journalists, and professional comicckabee Sanders explained that it would be “kind of naïve of us to think that we can all walk into a room for a couple of hours and pretend that some of that tension isn’t there.” Trump attended the dinner in 2011, when President Obama mocked the reality TV star for his birther conspiracy theories— a_humiliation some say drove the real estate magnate to run for president.
• Rachel Dolezal, the white woman who passed as African-American and rose to head the Spokane branch of the NAACP, is now unemployed and broke. A former college teacher and hairstylist, Dolezal, 39, says that after she became the brunt of jokes, she has only been offered wike the idea of being trans-black would be much more accurate than ‘I’m white,’” Dolezal says.