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Woman Who Dissed Trump for Years Sells—to Icahn

Vera Coking lived next to Trump Plaza, rebuffed the Donald for decades

(Newser) - Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has bought an Atlantic City property that earned its owner folk hero status for resisting decades of overtures from developers including Donald Trump. Citing real estate records, the Press of Atlantic City reports Icahn's IEH Investments paid $583,000 for Vera Coking's modest three-story... More »

Trump Tricked Into Retweeting Serial Killer Pic

Twitter user tells him 'parents' found him inspirational

(Newser) - "I guess this teaches you not to be nice or trusting," Donald Trump complained yesterday after he was fooled into retweeting a picture of notorious British serial killers Fred and Rosemary West. The tycoon says he may sue the "jerk" who told him his "parents who... More »

Trump's Onetime Boardwalk Empire Is Bankrupt

Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc. files for bankruptcy

(Newser) - Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal Casino Hotel and the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino met their likely ends this morning in Delaware bankruptcy filings, Reuters reports. Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc.—associated with the billionaire and reality star Donald Trump basically only in name , as per CNBC —operates... More »

Joan Rivers Gets Her Star-Studded Sendoff

Howard Stern pays tribute to 'crazy aunt at Bar Mitzvah'

(Newser) - No word on whether Meryl Streep is crying in five different accents , but Joan Rivers' funeral is under way at Temple Emanu-El in New York, and the private event is basically one rather large name-drop. Luminaries including Howard Stern, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Griffin, Whoopi Goldberg, Barbara Walters, Kelly Osbourne,... More »

Trump Wants Name Off 'Appalling' NJ Casinos

The Donald says run-down Trump Plaza, Taj Mahal ruining his 'luxury' brand

(Newser) - Donald Trump is taking a break from protesting the arrival of Ebola-infected health workers in the US to attend to more important matters: himself. Specifically, he's suing Trump Entertainment Resorts to take his name off of Trump Plaza and the Trump Taj Mahal, two Atlantic City casinos the corporation... More »

'Tacky' Trump Sign Causing Chicago Uproar

Trump says his giant name is 'great for Chicago'

(Newser) - Donald Trump isn't taking kindly to suggestions that slapping his name in 20-foot tall illuminated letters on the side of Chicago's second-tallest building might be a little tacky. Mayor Rahm Emanuel—who thinks the Trump International Hotel and Tower Chicago is an "architecturally tasteful building scarred by... More »

9 Stars Who've Filed for Bankruptcy

Some of them have even filed twice

(Newser) - Being famous doesn't guarantee you'll never go broke, as these celebrities rounded up by Radar prove. A sampling:
  • Burt Reynolds: He filed for bankruptcy in the 1990s after his divorce; he was $10 million in debt at the time.
  • Toni Braxton: She's declared bankruptcy not once but
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Trump 'Kills' Jimmy Carter

He speaks of 'late, great' ex-prez at CPAC

(Newser) - Donald Trump boasted about not using a teleprompter during his appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference yesterday, but it looks like he could have used a fact-checker. "I think by next month, we will have surpassed the late, great Jimmy Carter," he told the gathering of conservative... More »

Ted Cruz Giving Up Canadian Citizenship

Move nothing to do with presidential bid, he says

(Newser) - Ted Cruz is still a Canadian but he promises he's taking steps to change that, the Dallas Morning News finds. The Texas senator and rumored 2016 hopeful says he has hired lawyers to help him renounce the Canadian citizenship he gained when he was born in Alberta to a... More »

Trump: I'm Giving Hero Bus Driver $10K

He tweets that reward is on the way for Buffalonian who saved woman

(Newser) - Assuming Donald Trump's tweet is as good as his word, a Buffalo bus driver is about to get a nice reward for rescuing a suicidal woman . Trump tweeted that he intends to give Darnell Barton $10,000 for his actions, reports WIVB-TV . "The bus driver who saved the... More »

NY GOP Woos Trump: Run for Governor!

The Donald seems mildly interested

(Newser) - Goodbye, Donald Trump, fake presidential candidate. Hello Donald Trump, fake gubernatorial candidate! Some New York Republicans want the Donald to take on Gov. Andrew Cuomo in 2014, in what they admit is a desperate ploy, the New York Post reports. "There is only one prospective candidate who could run... More »

IRS' Lousy Trump Parody Cost $10K

House committee releases another of the training vids

(Newser) - Remember the IRS training videos that parodied, or tried to parody , Star Trek and Gilligan's Island? Well, the House Ways and Means Committee has found another, this one a takeoff of Donald Trump and The Apprentice, reports CNN . "Another day, another example of abuse and waste at the... More »

Trump U Sued for Fraud, $40M

NY AG claims Donald's school failed to deliver on overpriced education

(Newser) - Trump University just took a hit from the School of Hard Knocks: New York's attorney general yesterday sued the Donald and his eponymous school for a hefty $40 million for defrauding students. "Trading on his celebrity status, Mr. Trump personally appeared in advertisements making false promises to convince... More »

Only 3 Years to Go: GOP Hopefuls Hitting Iowa

Rick Santorum, Ted Cruz, Donald Trump make appearances

(Newser) - The campaign season, it seems, has already begun—for 2016. With a scant three years to win over voters, Rick Santorum, Sen. Ted Cruz, Donald Trump , and other potential GOP presidential hopefuls have been making themselves known in Iowa, the Wall Street Journal reports. Santorum, Cruz, and Trump all dropped... More »

Trump: What Birth Certificate?

Donald still doesn't know whether Obama's was the real deal

(Newser) - Good news, no one: Donald Trump's name is again appearing next to the term "birth certificate," and it seems he's still eager to gin up a little controversy over President Obama's. Asked today by ABC's Jonathan Karl whether his 2012 antics made him appear... More »

55 Stars Who've Gone Broke

Celebrities who've spent, owed millions

(Newser) - "Rich" and "famous" don't always go together. Radar rounds up 55 celebrities who've been broke:
  • Pamela Anderson was said to owe $1.1 million in back taxes and debts to construction companies that were working on her Malibu house last year. She reportedly had to put
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Trump Flirts With 2016 Bid for White House

He drops $1M on research, is 'what this country needs'

(Newser) - A little more than six months after President Obama's re-election, Donald Trump is once again making noises about a White House bid. The Celebrity Apprentice star—who played will-he-or-won't he for months during the 2012 campaign—has spent $1 million on electoral research and claims many people have... More »

Romney: 'I Utterly Reject Pessimism'

He makes not-so-triumphant return to CPAC convention

(Newser) - Mitt Romney didn't exactly get an all-star slot at the CPAC convention, but he used his 15 minutes this afternoon to thank the group for its support ("You touched my heart again") and to express confidence that Republicans, and the country, will bounce back, reports USA Today... More »

Trump to 'Dump Trump' Organizer: Stop or I'll Sue

But Angelo Carusone isn't backing down

(Newser) - Lawsuit-happy Donald Trump is threatening to sue again: This time he's upset with Angelo Carusone, the brains behind a petition urging Macy's to "Dump Trump." Trump's attorney sent Carusone a cease and desist letter threatening to sue for "not less than" $25 million... More »

Trump's Old Casino Sells, Will Ditch Trump Name

Atlantic City site goes for a record low of $20M

(Newser) - Trump Plaza, the Boardwalk centerpiece of Donald Trump's onetime Atlantic City empire, was sold today to a California company for $20 million in the cheapest of a series of bargain-basement deals for distressed gambling halls in the New Jersey seaside resort. The Meruelo Group of Downey, California, plans to... More »

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