Jennifer Lopez said “yes” this week after Alex Rodriguez proposed with a 15-carat, emerald-cut ring estimated to cost north of $1 million. Lopez, 49, and Rodriguez, 43, began dating in early 2017, a few months after A-Rod ended a career that featured 696 home runs, a yearlong ban for using steroids, and two of the richest contracts in baseball history. This will be the fourth marriage for J-Lo, who has a son and a daughter with ex-husband Marc Anthony, and the second for Rodriguez, who has two daughters with ex-wife Cynthia. Hours after their engagement announcement, retired baseball slugger Jose Canseco used social media to accuse Rodriguez of currently cheating on Lopez with Canseco’s ex-wife, Jessica.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson refused to apologize this week after radio interviews resurfaced in which Carlson joked about child rape, made crude remarks about women, and called Iraqis “semiliterate primitive monkeys.” In appearances on the shock-jock program Bubba the Love Sponge between 2006 and 2011, Carlson defended convicted sex offender and cult leader Warren Jeffs for arranging marriages with teenage girls, saying statutory rape isn’t really rape. In other episodes, Carlson called Britney Spears and Paris Hilton “the biggest white whores in America” and Hillary Clinton “anti-penis,” and said women “just need to be quiet and kind of do what you’re told.” Confronted with his quotes, Carlson said he’d been caught “saying something naughty” but declined to offer “the usual ritual contrition.”
Fox News rebuked Jeanine Pirro this week after the host attacked Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) for being the first woman to wear a hijab on the House floor. Pirro said “the Quran 33:59” commands women to wear a hijab, and then asked, “Is her adherence to this Islamic doctrine indicative of her adherence to sharia law, which in itself is antithetical to the United States Constitution?” In a statement, Fox News said, “We strongly condemn” Pirro’s comments. Pirro denied calling Omar “un-American,” saying she only intended to “start a debate.” ■