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Stormy Daniels Step Aside! Naked Donald Trump is Back, And For Sale (See!)

Stormy Daniels isn’t the only one who’s seen Donald Trump’s junk. A couple of years ago, statues, best known as “Naked Donald Trump,” popped up in several cities. They were quickly taken down, but at least one survives and it’s heading for the auction block. Julien’s Auction says the sculpture is the only one that survived being vandalized or destroyed. in the summer of 2016, they appeared in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and Cleveland ahead of the Republican National Convention there....

Donald Trump Latest Hitler Connection: He’s Also Third Rate Artist (see!)

Donald Trump shares another little-known connection to Adolf Hitler. He’s also a third-rate artist. Much has been made about Hitler’s artistic desires. After he became an art school reject, he turned to politics. Same with the Donald! Trump reportedly created what could be described as a post-modern painting of the New York City skyline in 2005 for a charity event, according to UK auction house Barnaby’s....

Kendall Jenner Gets Bolder, Barer Than Ever in GQ Mag (See Her Photos!)

Kendall Jenner was once an innocent (if that’s possible) 15-year-old bikini model. But after she turned 18, the clothes started to come off. The Kardashian clan member is bolder and barer than ever in the new issue of GQ magazine. When will she show it all? Kendall is just a set of strategically folded arms away from going completely topless in the photos shoot. The elephant in the room has always been whether she would follow half-sister Kim Kardashian’s road....

Amy Poehler’s New Book, ‘Yes Please’ Trashed by New York Times; Ouch!

Amy Poehler, following in the footsteps of SNL castmate Tina Fey, has written a book about her reaction to life’s little idiosyncrasies, but unlike Fey’s well-received tome, her work has just been trashed by the influential New York Times. Poehler is part of the smart, sophisticated set of actresses who are not only funny, but supposedly wizened about all things pertaining to life. The list would also include Lena Dunham, the 28-year-old self-avowed feminist and creator of her own hit HBO show, “Girls.” So why not a book?...
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Ray Villafane, Manolo Valdés Artwork In Spotlight (Photos)

American artist Ray Villafane and his talented crew have transformed the New York Botanical Garden into an enchanted forest of ghoulish pumpkin creatures just in time for Halloween. Villafane, whom Martha Stewart called the “Michelangelo of pumpkin carving,” is a two-time winner of the Food Network’s “Outrageous Pumpkins” challenge. Villafane and his team (Andy Bergholtz, Trevor Grove, Alfred Paredes, and Chris Vierra) worked around the clock this weekend to complete their spooky haunted pumpkin garden....