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Tue Oct 23 17:27:28 EDT 2018

It appears Alfonso Ribeiro was not doing the Carlton dance when he heard about Jada Pinkett Smith‘s recent revelation about him.

After the Red Table Talk star, 47, said she went on a date with Ribeiro before meeting husband Will Smith, the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air alum, 47, denied her recollection on Twitter Monday.

“Sorry Jada. Your memory is a little off,” Ribeiro clarified to his former A Different World costar.

“We went to lunch with your family when we both guest starred on A Different World the year before you became a regular,” the America’s Funniest Home Videos host added.

Pinkett Smith quickly responded to Ribeiro, writing, “My fault Alf… I thought it was a date.”

During Monday’s premiere of her Facebook Watch series Red Table Talk, the actress told husband Will, daughter Willow and mother Adrienne Banfield-Jones about her early outing with Ribeiro. “I think I went on one date together,” she said as Will, 50, added: “And he, like, took you on a motorcycle or something.”

Jada continued, “My memory is: I dated a lot of people, but we went on one date.”

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Though Ribeiro kept Pinkett Smith honest about their non-existent date, he did help her meet her future spouse.

“I remember, you were on A Different World, and Alfonso knew everybody,” Will said. “When I saw you on Different World, it was that thing and I don’t know what it is, the bell rings. And I knew that there was something in our energy that would be magic.”

The pair got to know each other while Smith was still married to Sheree Zampino — with whom he shares son Trey, 25 — but both he and Pinkett Smith insist they never cheated. They later married in December 1997, after he split from Zampario, now 50, in late 1995.

Tue Oct 23 17:21:53 EDT 2018

Kanye West‘s unpredictable political activity continues.

The 41-year-old rapper donated $73,540 to progressive Chicago mayoral candidate Amara Enyia on Monday — the exact amount she needed to pay a fine she received for not filing campaign finance reports during her abbreviated 2015 mayoral run, the Chicago Sun Times reported. West’s gift comes a week after fellow Chicagoan Chance the Rapper publicly endorsed Enyia, shining the spotlight on the relative unknown who’s in a crowded race to replace Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Both Chance, 25, and West attended an Enyia rally in Woodlawn on Tuesday, but neither spoke at the event.

According to the Chicago Tribune, Enyia and West fervently agree on what policies are necessary to reform to improve their hometown, despite other political differences.

West and Enyia reportedly spoke on the phone last month and discussed police brutality, stop and frisk, the need for mental health clinics, and increasing investment in financially struggling neighborhoods, the outlet reported.

“ specific conversation was warranted with Kanye, to make sure there was alignment on the policy platform and issues I’ve advocated for,” Enyia said. “So, we definitely had a conversation, and when we talk about what Chicago needs and what it will take to get us there, he sees this campaign as a vital part of that, and that is what prompted him to support us and get over this financial barrier we have had.”

Enyia said the conversation was “out of the blue,” and that West also texted her following Chance’s endorsement. West sent the campaign check shortly after he arrived in Chicago on this most recent trip.

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The father of three is a vocal supporter of President Donald Trump, while Enyia publicly rejects many of the president’s stances, especially those on policing and immigration. She said she’s willing to work with West because he hasn’t expressed support for any specific Trump policies. She also intends to be “very transparent and unequivocal on where I stand on issues.”

She continued, “I have some very strong feelings about Trump and some specific policies coming out of the administration. believes there always has to be room for dialogue and people should be able to have a conversation and at least be aware of other points of view. That’s fine.”

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Kanye’s latest political action comes two weeks after his visit to the White House on Oct. 11. While in the Oval Office, he hugged the president, wore a Make America Great Again baseball cap, and spoke about racism, mental illness and masculinity, among other topics.

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“A liberal would try to control a black person through the concept of racism because we know we’re very proud, emotional people,” he notably said. “So when I said I like Trump to someone as liberal, they’ll say, oh, but he’s racist. You think racism can control me? Oh, that don’t stop me. That’s an invisible wall.”

The election for Rahm Emanuel’s seat will take place in February.

Tue Oct 23 17:14:24 EDT 2018

It’s tiara time!

Kate Middleton sparkled in jewels as she headed to a state banquet at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday evening. Kate and Prince William left Kensington Palace for the dazzling occasion, which was just a short drive away.

Kate, who wore a blue Alexander McQueen gown, was pictured being driven into the palace wearing the Lover’s Knot tiara. Sometimes referred to as the Cambridge Lover’s Knot, it is one of the best-known tiaras in the British royal family’s collection, mostly thanks to it being a favorite of the late Princess Diana. Her classic updo showed off her pearl drop earrings, which also belonged to Diana.

A little more than century old, the Lover’s Knot tiara has gotten a lot of use by Kate, who has worn it on several royal occasions. The royal mom of three also wore another glittering piece from the monarch’s collection: Queen Alexandra’s wedding necklace, which was a favorite of the Queen Mother’s. Albert Edward, Prince of Wales – son of Queen Victoria – gave the pearl and diamond stunner to his bride, Princess Alexandra of Denmark, as a gift for their wedding in 1863.

Kate was also wearing the royal family order just below her left shoulder — a personal gift from the Queen to female members of the royal family. She first wore it at the diplomatic reception before Christmas, but it likely wasn’t seen as just car shots were taken publicly. The order takes the form of a picture of the Queen — and in Kate’s case it is on glass. Previously, they have been made with ivory, but in keeping with William and Kate’s shared hope to halt the use of wild animal parts, Kate’s was made with glass.

The royals hosted King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands at the end of the first day of their official state visit.

Kate was seated between one of the Dutch King’s aides, Rear-Admiral Ludger Brummelaar and Lord Fowler, the Speaker Of the House of Lords. Six seats to the right of the Queen sat Prince William — whose neighbors at the table were Prime Minister Theresa May and the head of the Dutch royal household Jan Versteeg. Prince Charles sat next to his mother and Queen Maxima.

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In a speech, King Willem-Alexander called Queen Elizabeth the “most fearless Bond girl” who has “great panache.” The Dutch king’s comment was a light-hearted reference to the landmark moment when Elizabeth (and her corgis!) joined Daniel Craig to film a fun opener for the London Olympics in 2012.

“The world looks to you as a trusted beacon in the midst of upheaval,” he said. “Your ability to keep in touch with the times is striking. You even have an adventurous streak, as you showed six years ago at the opening of the Olympic Games. In front of millions of viewers you played the role of the most fearless Bond Girl ever – with great panache!”

“Our countries are North Sea neighbors. The sea has made us natural allies; both outward-looking, both curious as to what lies beyond the horizon.”

William and Kate, who attended her first state banquet alongside the Queen in 2015 when Chinese President Xi Jinping came to London, are becoming regular fixtures on the list of royals welcoming heads of state.

Last year, Kate and William joined the senior royals at the dinner for the Spanish king and queen. (That night was also Prince Harry’s first official state banquet appearance in support of his grandmother the Queen.)

The Dutch royals were welcomed to London by Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall before Queen Elizabeth, 92, joined them at the ceremonial meeting on Horse Guard’s Parade.

The dinner at the palace was for around 170 guests.The extensive planning for a state banquet starts about six months before the big event, with invitations sent out two months ahead.

A special “silver pantry” provides the silver-gilt plates used for the first two courses, fish and meat. (Pudding and seasonal fruit are served on porcelain.) The design on the cutlery that comes with it, collected by George IV “doesn’t always match,” said Anna Reynolds, the curator of the 2015 Buckingham Palace exhibit that focused on state banquets and other royal events.

Each person gets 18 inches of space, with the napkin folded in the shape of a Dutch bonnet.

Six glasses are set: one each for water, champagne, white wine, red wine, sweet wine or another champagne for post-dinner and port. “Each glass is the same distance from the edge of the table in each setting. That uniformity really helps to create the magic, what makes it so special,” Reynolds said.