Donald Trump Says After Talking to Kanye West He Is Going to Try to Help AAP Rocky

Donald Trump Says After Talking to Kanye West He Is Going to Try to Help AAP Rocky

President Donald Trump has announced he plans to call the prime minister of Sweden to help free rapper A$AP Rocky.

Trump, 73, shared the news on Twitter, explaining he felt compelled to do something following a conversation with Kanye West.

“Just spoke to @KanyeWest about his friend A$AP Rocky’s incarceration,” he tweeted on Friday. “I will be calling the very talented Prime Minister of Sweden to see what we can do about helping A$AP Rocky. So many people would like to see this quickly resolved.”

On Thursday, it was revealed that Kanye, 42, and his wife Kim Kardashian West had used their connections to the White House to get Trump involved in aiding Rocky amid his arrest and legal investigation in Sweden.

The source tells PEOPLE that Kim, 38, recently reached out to the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner. Kanye was also involved, but she was the one to make the outreach to the administration.

“She really brought it to the forefront,” the source said. Kim had developed a relationship with Kushner due to her previous work with the White House on criminal justice reform.

According to the source, Kushner then brought it to the attention of the president, who agreed that “something just needed to be checked to make sure things were appropriate.” (A White House spokesman did not respond to a message about the case.)

Just spoke to @KanyeWest about his friend A$AP Rocky’s incarceration. I will be calling the very talented Prime Minister of Sweden to see what we can do about helping A$AP Rocky. So many people would like to see this quickly resolved!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 19, 2019

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Trump contacted Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who has been “working tirelessly to make sure that this case is resolved in the most appropriate and fair way for an American citizen,” the source said. Rocky’s team has also been in contact with the White House, giving periodic updates and making requests.

“Thank you @realDonaldTrump, @SecPompeo, Jared Kushner & everyone involved with the efforts to Free A$AP Rocky & his two friends. Your commitment to

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RHOP Monique Samuels — Pregnant and All — Threatens to Drag Candiace Dillard at a Hoedown

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Kathy Griffin Says She Knew Anderson Cooper’s Late Mom Gloria Vanderbilt ‘Better’ Than Him

Kathy Griffin Says She Knew Anderson Cooper’s Late Mom Gloria Vanderbilt ‘Better’ Than Him

Kathy Griffin opened up about the death of socialite Gloria Vanderbilt in a new interview, saying that she “kind of knew her better” than Griffin’s former friend and Vanderbilt’s son Anderson Cooper.

While promoting her upcoming movie, Kathy Griffin: A Hell of a Story, on BuzzFeed News’ AM to DM show, Griffin, 58, said that she had a close relationship with Vanderbilt, who died last month at age 95.

“I was really in love with Anderson’s mom, the great Gloria Vanderbilt,” Griffin said. “She let me call her Glo-Vandy. She gave me so many life lessons, we would chat, and I actually kind of knew her better than Anderson in a way.”

“I hear her voice today, saying things like, ‘Your whole life can change in one phone call.’ And that’s true!” she added.

Griffin’s longtime friendship with Cooper, 52, ended after the comedian sparked widespread outrage in May 2017 for holding up a mask of President Donald Trump’s head with fake blood on it.

Cooper called the photo “disgusting and completely inappropriate” on Twitter at the time, and Griffin was also was fired from CNN’s New Year’s Eve broadcast, which she had co-hosted with Cooper for 10 years.

Asked whether she and Cooper had been in touch following Vanderbilt’s death, Griffin said, “No, Anderson’s not really wired that way.”

“He and Jeff Zucker are kind of cut from the same cloth, and I’ve known Jeff for a long time,” Griffin said. “Look, a lot of these older white guys hate me, and they’ve hated me for years, because I’ve been a ballsy chick my whole career and I’ve never learned my lesson.”

CNN had no comment when reached by PEOPLE.

RELATED: Kathy Griffin Was ‘Devastated’ Over Losing Her Friendship with Anderson Cooper: ‘It Still Hurts’

“Misogyny and sexism is a big part of my message, and as I get older, I don’t have a f— left to give,” she added. “I really don’t.”

“I did lose, honestly, probably about 75 percent of my friends that didn’t come back,” Griffin said of losing friendships after her scandal. “It was difficult, but you get real clarity.”

During an interview with PEOPLE on Tuesday, Griffin shared a similar sentiment, saying that she didn’t think Cooper wanted to reconcile with her.

“I don’t think he’s that ki

Read more: https://people.com/tv/kathy-griffin-knew-gloria-vanderbilt-better-than-anderson-cooper/

Christy Carlson Romano Reenacts Iconic Even Stevens Song for Moon Landing Anniversary

Christy Carlson Romano Reenacts Iconic Even Stevens Song for Moon Landing Anniversary

Talk about a blast from the past!

Christy Carlson Romano posted a very special episode of her YouTube cooking show this week, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing.

Reuniting with her Even Stevens costar Lauren Frost, in the latest episode of “Christy’s Throwback Kitchen,” the pair were all set to start making “lunar cheese,” before Frost shared that she couldn’t help but be reminded of an iconic song Romano sang on the Disney Channel series.

Bringing up “We Went to the Moon in 1969,” an informative ditty Carlson’s character Ren improvises during a class presentation, Frost encouraged her pal to see if she still remembered all the words.

Right there in her kitchen, the 35-year-old actress launched into a reenactment of the song — complete with an extra special visit by George Anthony Bell, who played Principal Wexler on the show.

With an eye for detail, Romano even recreated the outfit she wore 17 years earlier in the show, opting for a purple shirt with a pink top.

However, it turned out the Even Stevens reunion was too good to be true.

Much like in the actual episode, it turns out the whole experience was just a dream and Carlson wakes up to the sound of one of her daughters crying.

Fully snapping out of it, the actress finds herself sitting in her kitchen in her pajamas before calling out to her real-life husband Brendan Rooney

“Brendan can you make me some coffee please?” she asks, as the video comes to a close.

RELATED: Former Disney Star Christy Carlson Romano Debuts New Cooking Show

Although it’s been over a decade since the episode first aired, Romano isn’t the person who still knows all the words.

Last September, Cardi B uploaded a video of herself singing the song, asking her followers who else remembered the tune.

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Hey @iamcardib I think I know who sang this… 😉 #Repost @iamcardib with @get_repost ・・・ Where this song from ?

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Read more: https://people.com/tv/christy-carlson-romano-even-stevens-reunion-we-went-to-the-moon/

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