News comes today that Donald Trump is digging in his heels on not releasing his tax returns ever, telling George Stephanopoulos “it’s none of your business” how much tax he pays or at what rate. But last night TPM Reader JJ sent in a link to a … well, it’s just a harrowing revelation that makes me think that actually releasing his tax returns could be like heading to the ego guillotine for Trump. Some clever sleuthing by Crain’s New York Business reveals that Mr Trump, as members of the entourage call him, qualified for a tax break that requires your income be less than $500,000 a year. Yes, if you make more than half a million dollars a year, you can’t qualify. But Trump did qualify.
I figure that The Donald writes off most of his expenditures as business expenses. (NB: Three of his children are on the company payroll.)
Source: Wait! What? Trump Only Makes $500k a Year?
Miley Cyrus in her interview with Matt Lauer:
“I heard when you turn 40 things start to go a little less sexual, so probably around 40, around that time, I heard that’s when people don’t have sex anymore.” When Lauer said that he’s 55, Cyrus replied, “Well, then you’re really, definitely not sexual.”
Miley Cyrus to Matt Lauer: People over 40 ‘don’t have sex anymore’ – latimes.com.
According to the Daily News, Stephen Hanks called Sarah Palin a “whore.” Sarah’s daughter, Bristol, asked him if he’s gay. Some more insults followed, culminating in a $75,000 federal lawsuit by Hanks for defamation. I’d say what I think of him, but he’d sue me, so I’ll just say, “bite me!”
Bristol Palin sued for defamation by bar heckler – NY Daily News.
We normally don’t dish much celebrity gossip (maybe we’d have more than three readers if we did), but this one qualified for a BiteMe:
According to the NY Daily News, Robert F Kennedy, Jr., sent an email to wife Mary’s family after one of their dust-ups, saying “Mary is a wonderful, generous, kind, and wise person but depression and illness are now killing her. I know you have told me that her frequent suicide threats are not real. I do not believe this is accurate. I see her now sinking into a terrible darkness. She desperately needs a family intervention.”
Newsweek says, ‘By then, family bitterness was so deep that her brother, Thomas Richardson, told him to stop sending such emails and threatening to embarrass him publicly if he persisted.’
via Robert F. Kennedy Jr. 2011 affidavit: Wife, Mary Richardson Kennedy, repeatedly threatened to kill herself to blackmail husband – NY Daily News.