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President Donald Trump Was Just Impeached, Again

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A little over a year after Donald Trump was first impeached for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, he’s now been impeached again, making him the first president of the United States to be impeached twice.

Following the attack on the U.S. Capitol last week, carried out by a pro-Trump mob, House Democrats introduced an article of impeachment against Trump for “incitement of insurrection.” Then this Wednesday, House members voted to impeach, with 10 Republicans joining their Democratic colleagues in the “yes” vote. But because the Senate is not currently in session, the Senate trial that follows will take place only after Trump leaves office.

The article of impeachment states that Trump “engaged in high Crimes and Misdemeanors by inciting violence against the Government of the United States” when he continually denied the 2020 presidential election results and “made statements that, in context, encouraged—and foreseeably resulted in—lawless action at the Capitol.” It continues: “In all this, President Trump gravely endangered the security of the United States and its institutions of Government. He threatened the integrity of the democratic system, interfered with the peaceful transition of power, and imperiled a coequal branch of Government.”

Earlier this week, the House also voted to call on Vice President Mike Pence to use the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from power, though Pence has said he will not do so. He wrote in a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, “I do not believe that such a course of action is in the best interest of our Nation or consistent with our Constitution.” Pence continued, “I urge you and every member of Congress to avoid actions that would further divide and inflame the passions the moment.”

During the attack on the Capitol, members of Congress were forced to shelter in place as rioters violently stormed the building. Rep. Susan Wild told ELLE.com that she began to panic and felt paralyzed as the “door [of the gallery] was still barricaded and it sounded like bullets were ricocheting in the chamber.” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently said on her Instagram that she had “a very close encounter where I thought I was going to die.” Several members have since tested positive for COVID-19 after being contained in a secure location with their colleagues, some of whom refused to wear masks.

The same day as the attack, Trump posted a video to his Twitter telling the mob: “I know your pain, I know you’re hurt. We had an election that was stolen from us. It was a landslide election, and everyone knows it, especially the other side. But you have to go home now. We have to have peace. We have to have law and order.” He continued, “We have to have peace. So go home. We love you. You’re very special.”

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Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker Spark Dating Rumors

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Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker are rumored to be dating, especially after they both posted photos from Kris Kardashian’s pool at her Palm Springs home.

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When Kardashian posted this mirror selfie last week, fans noticed that Barker commented with a single rose emoji.

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Earlier this month, Kardashian posted an image of herself stepping into the ocean with the caption, “sweet, sweet fate,” and the Blink-182 drummer commented with a mermaid emoji.

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Per Us Weekly, the two have been hanging out long before they spent the day poolside in Palm Springs. They were seen together last February in Malibu and were at a vegan restaurant in September 2018.

The magazine noted that Barker’s kids Alabama and Landon are friends with Kardashian’s older son, Mason, and her daughter, Penelope. It seems that Barker and Kardashian have a long-standing friendship, too.

When Barker was at the iHeartRadio Music Awards in 2019, People asked him about his relationship with Kardashian. He was quick to put out the rumors: “Kourtney’s like a dear friend,” he said. “That’s it. I mean, I love her to death. I love her family to death. But yeah, just friends.”

Kardashian shares Mason (11), Penelope (8), and Reign (6) with her longtime, on-again-off-again boyfriend, Scott Disick. Last year, Disick broke up with his girlfriend of three years, Sofia Richie. A source told Us then that Disick will always be in love with the mother of his children.

“Scott is always going to be in love with Kourtney, and that’s something Sofia has had to face since even before she got serious with him,” the source said. “It’s been an ongoing thing. It just became more apparent that his family was more of a priority than she was, and his family would be his main priority over anything and anyone.”

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Hilary Duff Bundles Up in A Pretty Pink Tweed Coat

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Hilary Duff is in New York City right now, filming her TV Land show, Younger. She was photographed in a cozy-looking pink tweed coat with a hot-pink blouse and pussy bow underneath.

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Duff is expecting her third child and her second with her husband, Matthew Koma. In an Instagram post on October 24, she posted a video on her of Koma rubbing her stomach on her Instagram story. “We are growing!!! Mostly me…,” she wrote. She and Koma, who married in late 2019, share a daughter, Banks Violet, who was born in October 2018.

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Duff also has an 8-year-old son, Luca Cruz, with her ex-husband, Mike Comrie.

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This past week, Duff shared on Instagram that she is seven months pregnant:
“Worked till midnightWoke up took Banks to gymnasticsHoused an empanada….and a 1/2 OK. …BACK to work.Repeat.Still hanging on to some fashion 7 months pregnant. love you @zara for these stretch pants. Anyone tried that PISTACHIOOOOO drink @Starbucks. Heavy on my mind rn…. I got a lot more thoughts right now but these were the important ones.”

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In December, Duff shared another update with her fans—this time about her long-beloved Disney Channel character, Lizzie McGuire. Initially, a reboot of the early aughts show had been in the works, but after show-runner Terri Minksy left the project, it was up in the air.

“I’ve been so honored to have the character of Lizzie in my life,” Duff wrote in December, confirming the project was officially off. “She has made such a lasting impact on many, including myself. To see the fans’ loyalty and love for her, to this day, means so much to me. I know the efforts and conversations have been everywhere trying to make a reboot work but, sadly & despite everyone’s best efforts, it isn’t going to happen.”

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Who Are Wanda and Vision’s Twins, Billy and Tommy, in WandaVision?

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At the end of Wanda Maximoff’s so-fast-it-makes-my-heart-palpitate pregnancy in WandaVision, she gives birth to twin boys named Billy and Tommy. By the looks of it, they’re about 2-3 months old when they’re born. That could be because Hollywood almost never makes newborns actually look like newborns. Alternatively, it could be a sign of Wanda’s sitcom-verse reality moving so quickly it begins to crumble around her. We just don’t know!

Here’s what we do know: The Marvel Cinematic Universe is bringing Billy and Tommy into the fray for a reason. They’re well-known, well-liked characters in the Marvel comics, and their existence in the MCU opens up enormous questions about the future of the franchise. Before we start speculating, here’s what’s important to understand about the Maximoff kiddos.

Billy and Tommy have superpowers.

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Like their mother and father, Billy and Tommy have superhuman skills, which could make raising them in the “normal” suburb of Westview a challenge. (It’s safe to guess that will factor into the Brady Bunch-esque humor of the next few episodes.) In the comics, Billy Maximoff has reality-warping abilities à la his mother, Scarlet Witch, while Tommy can run as fast as his deceased uncle Pietro. Notably, neither of them seem to share any abilities with their father, Vision.

Which makes us wonder if…

They might’ve been crafted from shards of a demon’s soul.

Concerning, I know!

So far, the MCU hasn’t dipped its toe too deep into the mythological components of the Marvel comics universe, apart from its Thor- and Loki-centric storyline. But Marvel has long loved creating larger-than-life villains that take the form of demons, gods, and goddesses (and cosmic entities that like to eat planets whole). So it’s not a stretch to think WandaVision might shepherd in some new, more otherworldly villains. Which brings us to the demonic Mephisto.

Many fans believe Mephisto will be WandaVision’s ultimate big bad. In the comics, Wanda is so desperate to have children with her android husband Vision that she creates a false pregnancy, then uses her magic to conjure her two twins into existence. What she doesn’t learn until later is that she pulled Billy and Tommy’s souls from shards of Mephisto’s soul, imbuing them with something evil. When Mephisto comes to reclaim those soul shards, the twins disappear, effectively “dying” and sending Wanda spiraling into grief.

I’d be surprised if WandaVision follows this exact arc: A) because it’s predictable and B) because it’s extremely dark—but it would be the perfect opportunity to reveal Mephisto’s clutching the show’s strings.

We might see a different version of them in the upcoming MCU films.

What makes Billy and Tommy’s appearance in WandaVision so earth-shattering is not necessarily how they’ll affect the show itself (though those implications could be huge). It’s how they could impact all the upcoming MCU films.

You see, in the comics, Billy and Tommy are reincarnated as Billy Kaplan and Tommy Shepherd, two super-teens who eventually go by Wiccan and Speed. At the time, they don’t know they’re brothers, and they don’t understand their connection to Scarlet Witch and Vision. Eventually, Billy fits the pieces together: When he starts telling people he’s Scarlet Witch’s reincarnated son, they sort of imply he’s a crazy super-fan and urge him to, er, stop being a weirdo. But Billy—ever a darling—persists, and eventually it’s revealed he’s telling the truth: Billy and Tommy have, indeed, returned from beyond the grave!

At this point, Billy and Tommy are leading members of the Young Avengers. Billy is one of the first gay characters in the Marvel universe, deeply in love with his team member Teddy Altman, aka the shape-shifting Hulkling. We know from previous casting announcements that other Young Avengers are headed to the MCU screen: Hailee Steinfeld will play Kate Bishop in the upcoming Disney+ show Hawkeye; Kathryn Newton will play an older Cassie Lang in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania; and Xochitl Gomez will play America Chavez in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. These news nuggets are almost a dead giveaway that a Young Avengers franchise is on the horizon, and Billy and Tommy could be its next heroes.

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