Kenya Moore Gets Dragged Over Shady Exchange With ‘Married to Medicine’ Star Quad Webb

Things get a little bit intense between the two stars during their appearance on ‘Watch What Happens Live’, with the former beauty queen not letting Quad ask question to her.

AceShowbizKenya Moore and Quad Webb had a somewhat awkward interaction when they appeared in the Sunday, December 15 episode of “Watch What Happens Live“. Things got a little bit tense between the ladies as they started throwing shady exchange with each other.

It all started when host Andy Cohen played a sneak peek of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” that covered Kenya’s marriage trouble with Marc Daly. This prompted the “Married to Medicine” star to ask her about her feelings after learning that her husband didn’t have her back. Instead of answering to Quad’s question, Kenya said, “I’m going to let Andy ask the question.”

This made both Quad and Andy slightly taken aback, but the former made it clear that she didn’t really mind it. “I love sister circle,” Kenya then told Quad, who responded with some shades, “Yeah, of course you do.”

Their earlier conversation was then brought back again later in the episode, with Andy asking why she didn’t let Quad ask the question before. Kenya was initially reluctant to answer, but eventually revealed that Quad had “some shady history towards me.” Hearing this, Quad began to recall, “I thought you were saying something in favor of my ex-husband once before,” but Kenya was quick to hit back, “Oh I love him. Is that a bad thing?”

Quad then reassured her that she didn’t really mind it, before Kenya noted that the former once “said lightweight stuff” to her. Hitting back at the former beauty queen, Quad said, “You’re still holding on to it ’till many years later. I don’t recall. I always like you.” When Quad pressed her to reveal what kind of things she said to her back then, Kenya refused.

Their interaction soon became a hot topic among social media users, with many dragging Kenya for being petty towards Quad over things that happened years ago. Some called her “miserable,” while one other said, “Kenya is determined to be upset and miserable… now you mad at Quad for some ‘low key’ shade from years ago? Girl BYE.”

“Kenya is such a b***h, it’s hard to have any kind of empathy for her. The was she just shaded Quad on watch what happens live so unnecessary,” someone else wrote. Meanwhile, another individual dubbed Kenya “a clown,” adding, “She can’t keep up with Quad.”

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Joe Giudice Talks About Life and Being Resentful Amid Teresa Marriage Drama

Taking it on his Instagram account on Saturday, December 14, the 47-year-old businessman talked about life being too short to be spent for having negative emotions.

AceShowbizJoe Giudice appears to hint at his stance in his marriage drama with Teresa Giudice through his recent Instagram update. Taking it on his account on Saturday, December 14, the 47-year-old businessman talked about life being too short to be spent for having negative emotions.

“Life is too short to be angry. Life is too short to be resentful. Life is too short to hold on to the past,” read the message he posted on the photo-sharing site. “Life is too short not to love. Life is too short not to be happy. Life is too short not to forgive. Life is too short not to live our lives the way we want it.”

“Love life. Appreciate the people in it. Enjoy the present. Seize the moment. Life is worth living for, so let’s LIVE!” it concluded. Joe simply captioned it with, “Very True.”

Previously, Teresa discussed her family’s holidays plans now that Joe is in his native Italy after being released from Immigrations and Customs Enforcement custody in October. “I don’t know yet,” she told Us Weekly at iHeartRadio’s Jingle Ball concert on Friday, December 13. “We’re still deciding. We have a lot going on.”

Teresa seemingly had a change of plans since she revealed last month that her four daughters, Gia (18), Gabriella (15), Milania (13) and Audriana (10), would be spending Christmas in Italy with dad Joe. At the time, she suggested that while her daughters would be in Italy, she planned to stay behind due to her work commitments.

“They’re definitely going for Christmas. I have to work around that time, so that’s why I can’t go,” “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” star told Andy Cohen during an appearance on “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen After Show” back in November. “That’ll be my next break because the girls have school.”

Teresa and Joe are pretty much having a rocky marriage amid the deportation drama. The “Skinny Italian” author and her estranged husband accused each other of cheating as the former was snapped spending time with alleged boy toy Blake Schreck.

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Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker comes out Thursday so we’ve created a special poster — can you name all 247 characters? – The Sun

THE Force will be with us this week when Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker lands in cinemas.

As the final instalment of the nine-part saga gets its release on Thursday, it is hard to imagine a time before Jedis and lightsabers.

Since 1977, George Lucas’s sci-fi films have produced some of the most memorable characters in cinematic history.

To mark the end of the “trilogy of trilogies”, artist MARK GWINNETT has created a poster that looks back at 42 years of the Star Wars universe.

It has all your favourites, from loveable sidekick Chewbacca to fearless Princess Leia and vengeful Jabba The Hutt.

But can you name all 247 characters featured? The answers follow.

This latest Star Wars film is directed by The Force Awakens director JJ Abrams.

The surviving Resistance faces the First Order once more as Rey, Finn and Poe Dameron's journey continues.

With the power and knowledge of generations behind them, the final battle commences.

Who is in the main cast of Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker?

  • Daisy Ridley as Rey – an orphan from Jakku and a member of the Resistance. She is the last known Jedi and apprentice of Luke Skywalker.
  • Adam Driver as Kylo Ren – the Supreme Leader of the First Order after overthrowing Snoke and master of the Knights of Ren. Born Ben Solo, he is the son of Leia Organa and Han Solo, the nephew of Luke Skywalker, and grandson of Darth Vader.
  • John Boyega as Finn – a member of the Resistance and a former stormtrooper who defected from the First Order.
  • Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron – a high-ranking X-wing fighter pilot and commander of the Resistance
  • Anthony Daniels as C-3PO –  a humanoid protocol droid in the service of General Leia Organa. Anthony is the only actor to have appeared in all of the episodic films in the series.
  • BB-8 and R2-D2 also feature in the new trailer.

Mark Hamill is also in Episode 9. The Luke Skywalker actor confirmed he will be back as a Force ghost in The Rise of Skywalker after his death in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.


Meanwhile Carrie Fisher will make an appearance in the film as Princess Leia despite her death in 2017. She is in Episode 9 using footage shot from a previous film.

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Sherry will get you drunk but cause worst hangovers, doctors say

Sherry and port will get you drunk more quickly than most other alcoholic drinks… and they also cause the worst hangovers, doctor warns

  • Sherry and port provide the ‘optimum way of getting very drunk very fast’
  • Dr Hal Sosabowski of Brighton University analysed the effects of the tipple
  • They contain relatively high volume of alcohol and get into bloodstream easily

It may seem a harmless tipple for grannies and great aunts, but a glass of sherry on Christmas Day could be followed by a terrible hangover.

In fact, sherry and port provide the ‘optimum way of getting very drunk very fast’, according to Dr Hal Sosabowski, professor of public understanding of science at Brighton University.

He blamed the fact that they contain a relatively high volume of alcohol and get into the bloodstream easily, unlike stronger spirits such as whisky that can overpower cells in the stomach wall, slowing entry into the bloodstream.

Sherry and port provide the ‘optimum way of getting very drunk very fast’, according to Dr Hal Sosabowski

Dr Sosabowski added: ‘It is to do with the concentration. Beer, for example is about 5 per cent maximum. You have to drink quite a lot to get drunk. At the other end of the spectrum you’ve got whisky, which is about 40 per cent.

‘In the middle is sherry and port – the optimum way of getting drunk very fast… because it’s about 20 per cent and doesn’t inhibit its own uptake.’

Unfortunately, sparkling wine is also a no-no. He said: ‘Alcohol which is carbonated increases its uptake, so you can feel the first glass of champagne working on you in maybe 30 seconds.’

‘You feel like you’ve had a drink because the carbonation causes it to be taken up quicker.’

Many hardened seasonal drinkers may aim to have a glass of water between drinks in the hops of staying relatively sober and warding off a hangover.

However Dr Sosabowski said: ‘You need to be careful about that, because if you’re drinking strong drinks followed by water, what you’re doing is diluting it, to that terrible 20 per cent,’ he said.

‘And don’t have chasers. Don’t ever have a pint of lager and whisky chaser because you’re turning the four per cent lager into effectively 10 per cent, which is right up there.’

Vodka was recommended as the spirit of choice to feel slightly less rough, but the academic said the only way not to get drunk is not to drink.

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When does I’m A Celebrity 2019 start? Will it be on every night?

It’s that time of the year again when I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! takes over our TV screens.

The list of I'm A Celeb campmates has been announced, and excitement is building for the 19th season of I’m A Celebrity.

This year Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly will welcome 10 celebrities – and no doubt more will join along the way.

So far the list of celebs is as follows: Ian Wright, Nadine Coyle, Myles Stephenson, Adele Roberts, Andrew Maxwell, Jacqueline Jossa, Roman Kemp, Caitlyn Jenner, James Haskell and Kate Garraway.

Here is more information about I’m A Celebrity 2019, including when it starts.

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When does I’m A Celebrity 2019?

I’m A Celebrity 2019 starts on Sunday, November 17 at 9pm.

The first episode, in which we meet this year’s campmates, will be an extra long special – one hour and 45 minutes.

Once the episode is underway the live stream will be available on the ITV Hub.

And fans will be able to catch up on the ITV Hub later.

We will see how the celebs deal with their first encounter of the jungle.

And Ant will return to host alongside Declan, after taking a year off and being replaced with Holly Willoughby.

Will I’m A Celebrity 2019 be on every night?

Watching I’m A Celebrity is a commitment. The ITV reality show will be on every night, including weekends.

As a general rule I’m A Celeb will be on every night at 9pm. But this can vary depending on what else is on TV, so be sure to check schedules.

The date of the final has not yet been confirmed, but it usually lasts for around three weeks.

The King or Queen of the Jungle is usually crowned early on in December.

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Who won I’m A Celebrity 2018?

Last year football legend Harry Redknapp was crowned King of the Jungle.

He kept his fellow campmates amused with stories about his beloved wife Sandra and his helpful nature.

Speaking after winning on December 8, 2018, he said: "I'm amazed I survived three weeks. When I came in I thought, 'Oh my God, I'm in trouble here,' but they're the most lovely people I've ever met. Without them I never would have survived."

Inbetweeners star Emily Atack came second, and Scottish-American actor John Barrowman came third.

Emily said: "I can't believe this is happening. Can I be the jungle princess? Harry is such a worthy winner. To be alongside him in this final, I'm honoured."

  • Im A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here
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LORD GRADE writes that TV bosses overstepped the mark during election

Auntie really should have known better: Ex-BBC chairman and former Channel 4 boss LORD GRADE writes that TV bosses overstepped the mark during election campaign by taking their grievances into public domain

  • Tory John Whittingdale is to replace Nicky Morgan as Culture Secretary  
  • Dominic Cummings accused Channel 4 of ‘empty chairing’ Johnson on debate 
  • BBC’s Andrew Neil used ‘humiliation tactics’ to get Johnson to answer on live TV 
  • Tories called Today Programme a ‘total waste of time’ aimed at ‘Remain bubble’ 

Tory grandee John Whittingdale is the frontrunner to replace Nicky Morgan, who stood down before the election, in the Culture department, which oversees the BBC

Appointed a hardline new Culture Secretary to take on the BBC. Enforcement of the TV licence fee to end, with no more fines for non-payment. Perhaps even privatisation, a sell-off looming for our national broadcaster…

Rumours are rife in the TV world, as the Conservatives return to power with a thumping majority – and an apparent grudge against the Beeb for what they perceive as its biased election campaign coverage.

There’s no doubt that Boris Johnson’s new administration is very cross with the BBC – and our other nationally-owned broadcaster, Channel Four.

Enmities came to a head when, frustrated by the Prime Minister’s refusal to submit to an interview during the election campaign, Andrew Neil delivered a petulant challenge on air. 

After grilling the Brexit Party’s Nigel Farage, he turned to face directly into the lens and solemnly intoned: ‘It’s not too late. We have an interview prepared… questions of trust; questions we’d like to put to Mr Johnson so you can hear his replies. But we can’t. Because he won’t sit down with us.’

Prime Minister Boris Johnson (pictured on December 14) and his new administration is very cross with the BBC – and our other nationally-owned broadcaster, Channel Four

The PM’s senior adviser, Dominic Cummings, was said to be furious – just as he was with C4 News for ‘empty chairing’ Johnson on the set of a leaders’ debate about climate change by replacing him with a block of melting ice. The situation appears to be bordering on open warfare – in which case I’d advise all concerned to take a step back and remember that it’s normal for governments and independent broadcasters to be at loggerheads.

Tony Blair’s press secretary Alastair Campbell declared war on the BBC during the debate over the ‘dodgy dossier’ on Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction.

Margaret Thatcher attempted to pack the board at Broadcasting House with sympathetic governors following the Corporation’s repeated questioning of her during the Falklands War and miners’ strike.

Boris Johnson’s Senior Advisor Dominic Cummings was furious with Channel 4 News for ‘empty chairing’ Johnson on the set of a leaders’ debate about climate change

I can assure readers that relations between Downing Street and Auntie have been at a much lower ebb than they are today.

But that’s not to say that BBC bosses did everything right during the election campaign. On the contrary.

I’m a huge fan of Mr Neil’s intellectually rigorous style and have been for 40 years, ever since I oversaw his selection as an unknown presenter on a London Weekend Television current affairs show. I am not a fan, however, of the way journalists such as Neil hijacked the airwaves, using humiliation tactics in a bid to force the Prime Minister to face their questions. This was a serious abuse of one’s position, and I have written to Ofcom requesting an urgent review to ensure it does not happen again.

While Andrew Neil (pictured) proved his rigorous style when issuing a petulant challenge on air aimed at the Prime Minister as he finished interrogating Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage, it showed how journalists such as Neil hijack the airwaves

It feels like a watershed moment. Neil’s monologue was seen by around three million viewers and viewed an estimated four million times more via social media. In the end it clearly did no harm to the Tory campaign, and I’m sure that Neil wouldn’t be arrogant enough to imagine that an interview, however forceful, could have changed this election result either.

The issue here is impartiality, and broadcasters have a statutory duty to respect that. It is not their job to use the airwaves to cajole and try to coerce politicians into interviews – or to shame them publicly if they exercise their right to refuse. British viewers do not want to see blatantly biased political reporting on mainstream television such as the Americans get with the Right-wing Fox News. But I fear that’s the way we are going. It’s fair enough to mock politicians who don’t turn up on entertainment shows such as Have I Got News For You. Former Labour deputy leader Roy Hattersley was once replaced with a tub of lard. That’s satire and I have no problem with it.

But a leaders’ debate is very different. The implication of that empty chair on Channel 4 was that Johnson was avoiding the issue. That is not a point for broadcasters to make, but for other politicians to opine.

In this campaign, in any event, it certainly wasn’t true of either the PM or the Leader of the Opposition. For the first time in British TV history, we’ve seen the leaders of the two main political parties going head-to-head in US-style debates on prime-time television.

Johnson simply chose to do some interviews and not others. That is his right.

And following their victory, senior Tories have stayed away from BBC Radio 4’s Today programme too. They are said to regard it as a ‘total waste of time’, a show aimed at ‘a Remain bubble’. That’s their choice to make. It’s a free country. (And I can’t deny that – in the new digital world – the Today programme, which once enjoyed a unique status in British political debate, is losing its impact.)

I would expect the producers to exert pressure behind the scenes to get interviews. That’s their right too. But where the BBC and C4 have overstepped the mark is by taking their grievances into the public domain, and misusing their privilege as public service broadcasters to make what amounted to political statements.

Neil’s monologue quickly racked up thousands of views online and social media was flooded with praise for the broadcaster’s remarks

Politicians are not at the beck and call of broadcasters. Producers can beg and plead for interviews, and exert every pressure short of blackmail – but they do not have a divine right to demand attendance.

And when they are snubbed, channels broadcasting on the publicly-owned airwaves must never resort to taunts. That is overtly political behaviour, and it puts the whole basis of our precious broadcasting impartiality at risk.

PM orders license fee review as his ministers shun the Today programme

A shot has been fired across the BBC’s bows after Boris Johnson ordered a review into whether not paying for a TV licence should be a criminal offence.

Watching television or the BBC iPlayer without a £154.50-a-year licence currently can lead to a court appearance and a £1,000 fine – or even jail if the fine is not paid.

But ministers have argued that prosecutions take up too much court time and the penalties are disproportionate.

Mr Johnson (pictured being greeted by staff as he arrives back at 10 Downing Street on December 13) has ordered a review into whether not paying for a TV license should be a criminal offence. People using BBC iPlayer without a £154.50-a-year licence currently can lead to a court appearance and a £1,000 fine

It comes as ministers revealed plans to boycott Radio 4’s Today programme because Downing Street believes it is ‘stuck in a Remainer, Islington bubble’.

A senior Government source said: ‘The BBC and Channel 4 had a terrible election – day after day they were out of sync with where the people are outside London.

‘There is no point us going on Today. There is more mileage having ministers on the breakfast sofas or on Radio 5 Live or LBC.’

Radio 4’s Today programme (pictured , presenters on September 19) is ‘stuck in a Remainer, Islington bubble’ according to ministers which are planning are boycott

Chief Secretary to the Treasury Rishi Sunak yesterday announced that the Prime Minister has ‘instructed people to look at’ decriminalising non-payment of licence fees. He told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show: ‘I think that the Government feels strongly, as do I that the BBC is an incredibly important national institution. It plays a very valuable role in our country, in our life.

‘I think that things like criminalisation of the fee is something discrete and specific that we can and should look at and we will do that in the first instance.’

Chief Secretary to the Treasury Rishi Sunak has said imposing fares on BBC iPlayer (file image) is ‘something discrete and specific that we can and should look at and we will do that in the first instance’. Last financial year, 25.8million households had TV licences bringing in £3.6billion to the BBC

Mr Sunak said there would be wider consideration of the future of TV licences when the current Royal Charter – which sets out the governance of the BBC – comes to an end in December 2027.

‘The BBC’s funding settlement is already set out and secure through to 2027,’ he said. ‘I’m not going to sit here and speculate about things that are eight years down the track. But the point is at the moment the main thing to focus on is just the decriminalisation of the licence fee and everything else so the BBC is secure until 2027.

‘The media industry is changing. How people consume media is changing and it’s of course right that we continue to look at those things over time.’

Last financial year, 25.8million households had TV licences bringing in £3.6billion to the BBC. A review may recommend replacing the existing criminal sanctions for non-payment of the TV licence fee with a civil system of fines. In the run-up to last week’s General Election, Mr Johnson said he was ‘looking at’ abolishing the licence fee altogether. He said that while the Tories were currently ‘not planning to get rid of all TV licence fees’, the current system ‘bears reflection’.

‘Not the real world’: The BBC has been accused of being targeted at ‘the pro-Remain metropolitan bubble in Islington.’ Mishal Hussain is one of the stars of the programme 

The BBC warned that the change would have an adverse effect on funding for its services by encouraging evasion and could cost it up to £200million in lost revenue. A spokesman said: ‘The Government has already commissioned a QC to take an in-depth look at this matter and he found that “the current system of criminal deterrence and prosecution should be maintained” and that it is fair and value for money to licence fee payers.

‘The review also found that non-payment cases accounted for “a minute fraction” – only 0.3 per cent – of court time. Decriminalisation could also mean we have at least £200million less to spend on programmes and services our audiences love.’ 

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Kylie Jenner’s Exes Travis Scott And Tyga Both Spotted At Diddy’s 50th Birthday Party

Kylie Jenner shockingly partied alongside her exes Travis Scott and Tyga at Diddy’s 50th birthday bash on the night of Dec. 14 after all three of the young stars showed up for the headline-making festivities.

Diddy‘s 50th birthday party on Dec. 14 brought out a plethora of celebrities, including not only Kylie Jenner, 22, but Kylie’s TWO ex-boyfriends, including Travis Scott, 27, and Tyga, 30! The two rappers were spotted at the eventful festivities under the same roof as their ex lady love and many more popular faces who were dressed to impress, including Kylie’s sister Khloe Kardashian, 35, as well as The WeekndKanye West, Beyonce, Jay-Z, and many more. Travis even posed for an epic pic with his arms around The Weeknd and others and it made its way to social media shortly after the bash began.

There’s no word on whether or not Kylie interacted with either of her former loves or if they interacted with each other, but the gorgeous outfit she showed up in must have turned some heads! The mother of one-year-old Stormi, who she shares with Travis, wore a flattering long-sleeved sparkly black dress that had a thigh-high slit which helped to show off her legs. She also wore matching black strapped heels with a pointy toe and kept her bob hairstyle down and parted in the middle.

This isn’t the first time Kylie has showed up to some of the same events as her exes but it’s one of the few times all three of them were in the same place at the same time, so it’s definitely surprising! The makeup mogul and the father of her daughter split in Oct. after dating for two years but they still remain on friendly terms. Kylie and Tyga broke up in 2017.

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We’ll be updating this story as more info comes along. We can’t help but wonder if a photo of Kylie hanging out with one or both of her exes at the celebration will soon come to light. We’ll be on the lookout!

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Denis Law names Ben Stokes SPOTY ‘219’ winner – but here’s how gaffe eerily makes sense – The Sun

DENIS LAW should have got a flea in his year for his date gaffe when naming Ben Stokes "219* Sports Personality of the year.

But instead it all added up eerily for cricket fans as the number he said instead of 2019 is the total of England all-rounder Stokes' two award-clinching knocks over the summer.

After helping to seal victory in the greatest ever World Cup final with a flashing 84, Stokes hit 135 in arguably the most heroic Ashes knock in history, snatching Third Test glory at Headingley.

So even though Law went back 1,800 years as he announced Stokes winning the BBC-run poll, stats buffs soon had it all figured.

George Rainsford was quick off the mark, tweeting: "When Denis Law accidentally said that @benstokes38 had won the “219” #SPOTY, how freaky is it that #BenStokes got 135 in that Headingley innings & 84 before the super over in the World Cup Final. 135 + 84 = 219. Meant to be!"


But another poster reckons the creepy mistake could throw Lewis Hamilton off track in his bid to win a record eight world F1 titles.

Hamilton, SPOTY runner-up this year after winning it in 2014, is two crowns short of surpassing Michael Schumacher's seven heaven.

And Tandy Court tweeted; "Oh dear…that means Lewis Hamilton has to wait until 4013 before winning SPOTY if these figures play by the same rules!"

So maybe: Sum you win, sum you Lew's.

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Ivanka Trump style: Donald Trump’s daughter looks pretty in pink Alexander McQueen blazer

US President Donald Trump sent his daughter Ivanka Trump to represent the US at a key Middle Eastern political forum in Qatar. The First daughter looked pretty in pink as she opted to wear a two-tone pink Alexander McQueen blazer and black flared trousers for her appearance in Doha, Qatar.


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The First Daughter stood out in a black and pink Alexander McQueen blazer, which she paired with slightly flared black trousers and heels.

The Alexander McQueen blazer, that is half pink and half black, is said to retail for a whopping $2,600 or £1,951.

The blazer is tailored and moulded to the First daughter’s body shape.

The design of the blazer accentuates Ivanka’s petite waist as the black part of the blazer starts directly in the middle creating a cinched effect.

The First daughter opted to wear a black button down shirt with a sharp collar by an unidentified designer.

On the bottom Ivanka chose to wear a pair of black flared trousers and a simple pair of suede court heels.

The mum-of-three – to Arabella Rose, eight, Joseph, five, and Theodore, three – wore her poker-straight blonde hair in an elegant bob parted down the centre, a style she has favored since cutting her hair in September.

Opting for the natural look, Ivanka went for minimal make-up, choosing bronzed tones and a pink nude lip, which complemented the colour of her blazer.

Ivanka, the senior White House adviser, was at the Doha Forum in the Qatari capital to “participate in the forum ́s programming and meet with government and business leaders regarding key economic objectives,” a US Treasury statement said.

During the event, Ivanka was pictured speaking with several high ranking politicians and business leaders at the event, including Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani.

Ivanka captioned a series of images on her social media page of her attendance of the event, the post read: “It was a pleasure to attend the #DohaForum today to highlight the #WGDP mission.”

However, her appearance in Doha, Qatar sparked controversy and came under intense scrutiny for her choice of interviewer – a US State Department spokeswoman.

The First Daughter faced a pile-on of criticism from leading journalists who savaged the President’s daughter for being interviewed by a Trump administration spokesperson at a forum known for its hard-hitting questions.


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Speaking to a packed room of high-level political officials, Ivanka Trump was questioned on so-called “softball” questions about her pet project advocating for women’s economic development from a spokesperson who is also working on the project.

Morgan Ortagus, a current State Department spokesperson and former Fox News contributor, said: “One of the things that I love about what you’re doing to help women around the world is that you have tied economic security, global stability and countries national security interest with how they treat women.”

BuzzFeed’s editor-in-chief Ben Smith, who was at the Doha Forum, tweeted about the bizarre interview: “Ivanka being interviewed by *State Dept PR person*, a former Fox News contributor, at the Doha Forum. Never quite seen anything like it.”

Other questions included Ivanka Trump’s impressions of South America and Morocco following recent trips there.

Ortagus also said: “You were able to put women’s prosperity into the national security strategy. That was so important to me that you did that and I’d love for you to explain that.”

For her final question, Ortagus wondered: “With all of the successes of the initial launch what are you doing to ensure this lasts much beyond your time in the White House?”

MSNBC host Ayman Mohyeldin tweeted: “No other government official attending this forum is being interviewed by a spokesman for that government.

“Ivanka Trump could have requested to give a speech, as other government officials did, instead, rather than fielding fair and independent questions from any journalist, local, American, or European, she decided to sit down and be interviewed by the official State Dept spokeswoman.”

Critics on Twitter branded Ivanka “Nepotism Barbie” while others called the interview “fake”.

One tweeted: “These people can’t afford to be interviewed by real journalists. It would be a complete and utter disaster for them if they where.”

Another added: “Ivanka Trump is all about control. That makes her dangerous.”

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