Ilhan Omar spotted with alleged lover Tim Mynett months after denying affair

Rep. Ilhan Omar appears to be more comfortable being seen in public with alleged lover and chief fundraiser Tim Mynett — now that the two are both divorced.

Omar, who denied the affair despite filing for divorce shortly after The Post reported on the dalliance, was seen out with Mynett last week, according to photos obtained by the Daily Mail.

The pair, who each finalized their respective divorces late last year, could be seen exiting DC-based Mediterranean restaurant Café 8 in photos that the outlet dated as being taken last Thursday.

In August, The Post was first to report that Mynett’s then-wife had alleged in court papers that he had walked out on their marriage after admitting to having an affair with the Somali-born US representative and declaring his love for Omar.

Dr. Beth Mynett said that her cheating spouse, Tim Mynett, told her in April that he was having an affair with the the Minnesota congresswoman, even making “shocking declaration of love” for Omar before ditching his wife and children.

Ahmed Hirsi made the shocking discovery last spring, during a…

“The parties physically separated on or about April 7, 2019, when Defendant told Plaintiff that he was romantically involved with and in love with another woman, Ilhan Omar,” court papers filed by the jilted wife read.

Omar and her then-husband, Ahmed Hirsi, filed for divorce less than two months after the affair allegations came to light.

According to court papers, he will be paid as much as $250,000 over six years to not discuss the affair or details of his former marriage publicly.

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Meghan Markle Blasts Royal Family As ‘Weird’ – Says UK Trip Confirms She And Harry Were Right To Leave

Meghan Markle has reportedly been complaining about the the royal family to her friends, calling them “weird” and citing their recent awkward reunion as evidence that she and Prince Harry made the right choice in separating from them.

Meghan Markle Disrespects The Royal Family

According to a Daily Mail exclusive, Meghan confided to her closest friends that her trip to the United Kingdom this past week was “confirmation” that leaving the royal family was the right call. She described her final trip as a senior royal as “bittersweet.” The Duchess of Sussex reportedly added that she was “eager to get back home to Archie” before she and Harry officially lose their royal status on March 31.

Meghan also told her friends that she was “relieved” that she did not bring Archie on the trip. Leaving Archie behind reportedly saddened his great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth, who was hoping to spend time with him.

“She said it’s not like she was intentionally keeping [Archie] away, but it made no sense to bring him and put him in harm’s way,” Meghan’s friend said.

Meghan continued sharing her real feelings about the family dynamic calling the royals ‘weird’ and Kate Middleton, specifically, ‘uptight.’

“She said [the trip] has been a confirmation that they made the right choice in parting ways. There’s no warmth between the family members and she wants to raise Archie in a household that is filled with laughter and joy and lots of hugs,” one close friend of Meghan’s said.

“It’s still weird to her that no one hugs and that everyone is so uptight, especially Kate,” the friend added. “She said it’s obvious that Kate and William do not approve of their choices and that you could cut the tension with a knife. Kate barely even looked at her and their interaction was kept to a bare minimum.”

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Meghan And Harry’s Awkward Exchange With William And Kate

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that things are uncomfortable right now. It’s been less than two months since Meghan and Harry’s bombshell announcement rocked the royal family. And the couple has spent most of their time since abroad and away from the family.

The tension was palpable between the royals this week at Westminster Abbey as well. This video shows Harry and Meghan greeting William and Kate with an extremely awkward “hello” that raised eyebrows all over the world.

Kate’s expression was blank and she seemed to avoid eye contact during the brief interaction.

Here’s another video with more detail:

However, a source recently said that Kate has taken the four’s split “badly.” She reportedly finds Megxit to be “very sad,” especially since she was once in such a “happy trio” with William and Harry. That was before Meghan Markle disrupted them and the family.

Meghan Markle Is Behaving Like The Hollywood Elite She Desires To Be

Once again, Meghan is acting like a spoiled brat. Who does she think she is calling the practices of the royal family “weird”?

First of all, she married someone from a different country.

Second, she married a member of the British royal family.

So Meghan should have expected that Harry’s family would have different customs than hers in America.

Moreover, many consider the British to be less physically affectionate than Americans. That in itself is perfectly fine and in fact is not “weird” at all. So a “woke” liberal who claims to be vehemently against all forms of racism should think twice about shaming British – or royal – cultural practices.

Meghan also has no right to whine about the royal family being distant and disapproving of her. She convinced Harry to ditch them all and move as far away as possible. How are they supposed to feel around her? Frankly, Meghan is lucky that the Queen and the rest of the royal family are being cordial to her at all.

Like most liberals, Meghan Markle just loves to play the victim. Now she’s clearly trying to push a narrative that she is “oppressed” by the royal family.

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Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson Test Positive for Coronavirus – Variety

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have announced that they have tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus), the first celebrities to go public with a diagnosis.

Hanks and Wilson, both 63, revealed the news with a statement on Wednesday. The married couple was in Australia for production of Baz Luhrmann’s untitled Elvis Presley movie, in which Hanks is playing Presley’s iconic manager Colonel Tom Parker.

Read the statement below:

“Hello, folks. Rita and I are down here in Australia. We felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches. Rita had some chills that came and went. Slight fevers too. To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the Coronavirus, and were found to be positive.

Well, now. What to do next? The Medical Officials have protocols that must be followed. We Hanks’ will be tested observed, and isolated for as long as public health and safety requires. Not much more to it than a one-day-at-a-time approach, no?

We’ll keep the world posted and updated.

Take care of yourselves!”

Hanks and Wilson were the only known individuals on the film to contract the disease, insiders said. The film is currently in pre-production stages, meaning cameras have yet to roll, and is still making preparations to shoot. Testing measures for filmmakers and crew are presently unknown.

Warner Bros., the distributor behind the film, issued a statement shortly after Hanks and Wilson went public.

“We have been made aware that a company member from our Elvis feature film, which is currently in pre-production in The Gold Coast, Australia, has tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus),” the statement reads. “We are working closely with the appropriate Australian health agencies to identify and contact anyone who may have come in direct contact with the individual. The health and safety of our company members is always our top priority, and we are taking precautions to protect everyone who works on our productions around the world. The individual who tested positive for COVID-19 is currently receiving treatment.”

The news broke just as President Donald Trump announced a 30-day suspension on travel from Europe to the United States due to the spread of coronavirus. Earlier on Wednesday, the World Health Organization officially declared COVID-19 a global pandemic.

There have been more than 115,000 cases of coronavirus confirmed worldwide, and the disease has killed more than 4,200 people.

Deadline Hollywood first broke the news.

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Coronavirus Could Decimate Touring Musicians’ Livelihoods – Rolling Stone

Two weeks ago, singer-songwriter Caleb Caudle was at Johnny Cash’s rustic cabin-turned-studio outside of Nashville, excitedly gearing up for the April 3rd release of his new album, Better Hurry Up. The North Carolina native recorded the record there during what he calls a “peaceful and joyous” time in his creative life. Now, the album’s success, his live show receipts, and the very livelihood of Caudle and his wife-manager are in jeopardy due to the coronavirus pandemic. His two shows at SXSW disappeared when that festival was canceled last week, and he’s full of uncertainty about the 16-week tour he’s about to begin. He’ll be there, guitar in hand — but will his audience? In his own words, Caudle tells us about how the coronavirus threat could impact independent artists and touring musicians.

If my tour goes away, it’s like a farmer losing their crops. Anyone who is not a huge superstar, the time right before you go on an album release tour — that’s famine right there. That’s when things are the tightest. All your funds are allocated to press, radio, and merch. We just placed a huge merch order for the album release tour. All that stuff is already paid for. You’ve got everything out there, and the tour is like the tide coming back in.

We’re completely reliant on merch sales and live shows. That’s how this career is set up. Without that, we wouldn’t be able to do this. But now there’s fear from a few different sides. For one, I’m scared of the actual virus, because of how contagious and quick-spreading it is. Two, I worry if I am being responsible for going through with these shows and having people gather together. That’s something that weighs on you. The third thing is, this is my album release tour, and I started planning this seven or eight months ago. I think of all the time we spent setting up to go on tour — you’re not getting paid for that. The payment comes afterwards, when you’re on tour. If you look at my calendar, clearly we set ourselves up to have that tide come back to us. We have 16 weeks straight of touring, half here and half overseas. To look at that and feel like it’s all in jeopardy, I don’t know what to think. I can tell you one thing: It’s not helping ticket sales.

Financially, an album release tour will carry you through the year. You’re using that tour to catapult the rest of your year and build the momentum. Routing our tour into SXSW, that’s by design. I had two really great bills I was on, an official showcase and the Yeti [outdoors-gear company] party. Now those are canceled and we have three days in Austin without a show.  We’re trying to put together a house show to offset costs. I’ve never been presented with this situation. It’d be really hard in an off-year, but the fact that everything is on the table in this moment in time for us is pretty crushing.

That said, we live here in Nashville, and our house wasn’t destroyed by the tornado. So there is some guilt at play when I feel like this is a woe-is-me situation, because there are people who have it way worse off.  But I haven’t had a day job for eight years. Neither does my wife. [Music] is our day job. We’re a single-income house, so to take away touring is like both of us getting laid off at the same time.

For me, the worst-case scenario is I go do the whole album release tour and no one shows up because they’re scared. It’s a better scenario for me to postpone it all and take a hit now, but I just can’t make that decision yet. There’s too much at stake and too much at play, and too much money to be lost.

I saw Pearl Jam moved their tour, and it’s great they did that, but unfortunately for independent artists such as myself, we can’t afford to make those calls at this point. I really only get a full team around me — a publicist, radio promo — about four months every two years, if I’m lucky, when an album comes out. Everything is working like a machine together. Three weeks away from the album release, we can’t say, “Actually, we’re going to change this.” The momentum has already been shifted to where it is now.

All I can hope is that fans understand that for a lot of their favorite artists, touring and selling merch is their means of survival. If you don’t have a record player, now is the time to get one and start buying up some records and buying up T-shirts, even if you don’t need them. I don’t want to be alarmist, but people are not going to be able to tour and pay the bills and they’ll lose the places they live.

I have no answers. Nobody does. The fear of the unknown is the driving force behind it all. Things are changing day to day, and I’m just trying to act in real time.

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Peter Jackson’s Beatles Documentary Gets a Release Date – Rolling Stone

Peter Jackson’s eagerly awaited The Beatles: Get Back, a new documentary on the band during its final year, will be released in theaters by Disney on September 4.

Culled from 55 hours of footage shot in early 1969, as the Beatles were recording what would become Let It Be, the film includes never-before-seen footage and audio from those sessions, including behind-the-scenes clips from the band’s legendary 1969 rooftop concert in London. The movie is, Jackson said last year, “the ultimate ‘fly on the wall’ experience that Beatles fans have long dreamt about — it’s like a time machine transports us back to 1969, and we get to sit in the studio watching these four friends make great music together.”

Get Back also aims to elaborate on the original Let It Be movie, released in 1970 and taken from the same recording sessions. That film amounted to a cinéma vérité document of the Beatles’ fragmentation. Ringo Starr is said to be pleased with the new movie, recently telling a friend that he appreciated that it didn’t make it seem as if the band was fighting all the time during that period. “He said, ‘It was just not true,’” says a source.

“There were hours and hours of us just laughing and playing music, not at all like the version that came out,” he said in a release. “There was a lot of joy and I think Peter will show that. I think this version will be a lot more peace and loving, like we really were.”

Speaking with Rolling Stone last week, Dhani Harrison, George’s son, said he had recently attended a screening of the movie and was overwhelmed, comparing it to the way Jackson treated vintage World War I footage in his film They Shall Not Grow Old. “It’s so ridiculously amazing looking — I could see John Lennon’s fillings,” Harrison said. “I emailed Peter yesterday and said, ‘This is one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen.’”

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