White House reporters launched a hard-hitting attack on Donald Trump Saturday at the annual Correspondents' Association dinner - which the President pointedly snubbed.
The president of the White House Correspondents Association, Jeff Mason, used the get-together at the Washington Hilton to strongly criticize a president who has used his first 100 days of power as an opportunity to attack the media.
The absence of President Donald Trump, who has called the media 'fake,' 'dishonest' and even 'the enemy of the people,' marks the first time a president has declined since Ronald Reagan in 1981, who was, at the time, recovering from an assassination attempt. Mason pulled no punches as he spoke about the actions of the absent President.
'It would be wrong not to address the criticisms leveled at us by President Trump,' he began - to applause and cheers from a room which was stripped of the celebrities and politicians who had in recent years been a feature of the dinner.
'We are not fake news. We are not failing news organizations and we are not the enemy of the American people.'
The phrase 'enemy of the people' had been one of the most trenchant attacks launched by the President towards the media.
Mason went on to say that all reporters in Washington share the common interest of protecting and sharing the core values of the democracy, of those being the First Amendment and freedom of press. An attack on one of us is an attack on any of us,' he said.
'At previous dinners we have rightly talked about the threats to freedom of press abroad.
'It is now right that we talk about threats at home. The world is watching.'
Chelsea Clinton urged the importance of fighting hunger as she was honored at a New York charity gala on Tuesday night.
The former First Daughter, who is a Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation, was presented with the City Harvest Award for Commitment for her support of the organization through volunteering with the Clinton Foundation's Day of Action program.
She wore a colorful patterned dress, black cardigan and nude heels to the event on Tuesday, which was also attended by Chrissy Teigen, actress Bridget Moynahan, Real Housewives Of New York star Bethenny Frankel and domestic goddess Martha Stewart.
Despite making several public appearances in recent months, Clinton has previously shut down rumors that she would be running for public office.
'We believe in City Harvest because no child should go hungry,' Clinton, 37, said as she spoke to the crowd.
She later thanked City Harvest, which fights hunger in New York City, on Twitter following the event.
'Thank you to everyone @CityHarvest for helping provide healthy food to more than 1 million New Yorkers every year,' she wrote. 'At @ClintonFdn, we love being part of the more than 10,000 volunteers who work annually with @CityHarvest.'
Taye is pulling out all the stops to channel his inner Madonna.
This week’s episode of “Lip Sync Battle” looks like it’s going to be one for the books!
Taye Diggs will battle it out againstNe-Yoand he is ready for way…in a corset. The 46-year-old actor will get all dressed up to channel Madonna circa 1990. The "Empire" star is going to be rocking a replica of Madonna’s iconic Jean Paul Gaultier corset with the cone bra topped with a blonde wig to perform her classic track “Vogue.” And yeah, he's got a routine.
Beyoncé is celebrating the one year anniversary of Lemonade by creating a scholarship for who else..... GIRLS!
Mrs. Knowles-Carter just announced that she will fully support four fabulous young women, called Formation Scholars, who are studying creative arts, music, literature, or African-American studies.
The four “Formation Scholars” awards aim to “encourage and support young women who are unafraid to thinkoutside the box and are bold, creative, conscious and confident,” a statement on her website today reads.
The scholarships will be available for the 2017-2018 academic year for eligible students at Berklee College of Music, Howard University, Parsons School of Design, and Spelman College.
She delightedly announced her pregnancy with fiancé Alexis Ohanian last week.
And Serena Williams seems to be settling joyously into life as an expectant mother as she jetted away on a babymoon to Mexico, in which she was seen soaking up the sun while gazing adoringly at the Reddit founder on Friday.
The 35-year-old tennis ace looked totally chilled out as she luxuriated beneath an umbrella while chatting to her partner and sporting a stylish pastel one-piece.
Serena took to Snapchat last week to confirm she is 20 weeks pregnant, as she made the announcement via a selfie in which she turned to the side while cradling her bump in a tight yellow swimsuit.
Cuba Gooding Sr., the father of Oscar-winner Cuba Gooding Jr. & actor Omar Gooding who found fame in his own right with the 1972 hit "Everybody Plays the Fool," and later hits "Just Dont Want To Be Lonely" "Happiness Just Around The Band," was found dead in his car on Thursday. He was 72.
The former member of the group The Main Ingredient was found in the Woodland Hills section of Los Angeles.
Coroner's Assistant Chief Ed Winter says the cause of death is under investigation, but drug paraphernalia and alcohol were found in the car parked on a busy street.
The elder Gooding rose to fame for "Everybody Plays the Fool," which he sang with the rhythm-and-blues group. The song helped the family move from the Bronx to Southern California.
He later had other hits and a short solo career with Motown Records. His Somgs are often heard in commercials and movies all the time.
George Lopez and D.L. Hughley got matching hand tattoos of the late Charlie Murphy's nickname 'Darkness' from Rick James at Manhattan's Fun City Tattoo on Thursday.
The 57-year-old brother of Eddie Murphy - who died April 12 after battling leukemia - was best known for his 'True Hollywood Stories' about the late Superfreak singer and others stars on Chappelle's Show.
Lopez and Hughley paid their respects to their brother in comedy at his funeral Wednesday at a New Jersey church alongside Neil Brennan, Cedric the Entertainer, Eddie Griffin, Donnell Rawlings, and Dave Chapelle.
Kelly Rowland, her husband Tim Weatherspoon and son Titan are helping to kick off PEOPLE’s new Most Beautiful Family List. And they’re giving us the feels with their #BlackLove. Get into their family cutness inside…
It’s that time of year again where PEOPLE magazine unveils their list of the World’s Most Beautiful People.
Singer/mom/wife/author Kelly Rowland and her family, including her husband Tim and son Titan, are the definition of beautiful. So, it was no surprise the trio made the #MostBeautifulFamily list. Baby Titan is insanely cute, his mother is breathtakingly gorgeous and Tim is a handsome man.
This year, Julia Roberts nabbed the No. 1 spot on the Most Beautiful People list. But, several YBF starlets were also on the list, including Viola Davis, Oprah, Janelle Monae, Taraji P. Henson and “This Is Us” star Susan Kelechi Watson. Susan penned a letter to her younger self where she pays tribute to all of the phenomenal women who made an impact on her life that have passed away, including her best friend whom she referred to as her twin.