Petulant Child Throws Tantrum, Almost Gets Kicked Out of Court, and More News

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In today’s QuickiesE. Jean Carroll took the witness stand on Wednesday morning in her defamation trial against Donald Trump, marking the first time she confronted the ex-president in a courtroom. Carroll’s testimony so incensed Trump that he had numerous outbursts, prompting the judge to warn that he could be kicked out of court as the former commander-in-chief taunted him.

When Carroll first took the stand, Trump could be seen whispering to his lead attorney, Alina Habba. He sat with slightly hunched shoulders as Carroll testified.

As Carroll testified, Trump complained audibly and appeared to double down on defamatory denials, her lawyer said during a morning break in the proceedings.

“Mr. Trump has been sitting at the back table and has been loudly saying things throughout Ms Carroll’s testimony,” said attorney Shawn Crowley. They included claims that her comments were false and the statement: “She now seems to have gotten her memory back.”

“It’s loud enough for us to hear it,” Crowley said, so “I imagine it’s loud enough for the jury to hear it.”

Before court resumed after the break, Judge Lewis Kaplan cautioned: “I’m just going to ask Mr. Trump to take special care to keep his voice down when conferring with counsel, so that the jury does not over-hear.”

Trump did not heed Kaplan’s instruction and, before the lunch break, Crowley brought up his comments again. The defendant has been making statements again [that] we can hear at counsel table,” Crowley said. “He said it is a ‘witch-hunt,’ it really is a con-job.”

“Mr. Trump has the right to be present here, that right can be forfeited and it can be forfeited if he is disruptive which is what has been reported to me and if he disregards court orders,” Kaplan said. “Mr Trump, I hope I don’t have to consider excluding you from the trial … I understand you are probably very eager for me to do that.”

“I would love it, I would love it,” Trump said and gestured.

“I know you would, you just can’t control yourself in this circumstance apparently.”

“You can’t either.”


Plus, Kate Middleton, King Charles, Bijou Phillips, Sharon Stone, Jonathan Schaech, news, and more! Keep scrolling to check out today's entertainment and pop culture news.

PeopleKate Middleton, Princess of Wales, has undergone abdominal surgery that will keep her in the hospital for up to two weeks. “Her Royal Highness The Princess of Wales was admitted to The London Clinic yesterday for planned abdominal surgery,” Kensington Palace announced in a statement Wednesday. “The surgery was successful and it is expected that she will remain in hospital for ten to fourteen days, before returning home to continue her recovery.”

New York Daily NewsKing Charles III will undergo a “corrective procedure” in the hospital next week after seeking treatment for an enlarged prostate, Buckingham Palace said. “In common with thousands of men each year, The King has sought treatment for an enlarged prostate,” the statement said. “His Majesty’s condition is benign and he will attend hospital next week for a corrective procedure.”

Daily MailBijou Phillips has quietly cut ties with Scientology after the controversial church's decision to expel estranged husband Danny Masterson in the wake of his prison sentence. Did she do so because Masterson is now deemed a “Suppressive Person” by Scientology?

VarietySharon Stone could have been Barbie. She revealed that studio executives “laughed” at her pitch in the 1990s to adapt the story behind the Barbie doll for the big screen. “I was laughed out [of] the studio when I came [with] the Barbie idea in the ’90s [with] the support of the head of Barbie.”

TwitterChristina Applegate’s ex-husband, Johnathon Schaech, applauded the actress’ surprise appearance at the 2024 Emmys amid her battle with multiple sclerosis (MS). “She danced opening night on broadway on a broken foot! Beat cancer! She’s the toughest human being I’ve ever met! F–k MS! So proud of her! Go Christina!” the actor tweeted.

Variety — Lindsay Lohan reportedly scored a quite hefty paycheck for her brief return in the new Mean Girls movie. The actress, who played Cady Heron in the 2004 movie of the same name, reportedly was paid a six-figure salary for her cameo appearance in the reboot. Sources tell Variety that the 37-year-old made $500,000 for just half a day of filming for the new take on the teen comedy film by Tina Fey.


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