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After President Donald Trump took to Twitter to mock Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., after she announced her 2020 presidential candidacy in the snow, Captain America himself, Chris Evans, weighed in to taunt the president and his base.

As previously reported, Klobuchar announced her candidacy, which included tackling climate change, while standing in the midst of a hearty midwestern snow storm. Donald Trump made hay out of the situation with a tweet questioning how real global warming can be given the harsh cold she was standing in.

“Well, it happened again. Amy Klobuchar announced that she is running for President, talking proudly of fighting global warming while standing in a virtual blizzard of snow, ice and freezing temperatures. Bad timing. By the end of her speech she looked like a Snowman(woman)!” Trump tweeted Sunday.

The “Avengers: Endgame” star took to the social media platform to slam Trump and his lack of understanding of how climate change works before directly skewering the president’s supporters.

“Either you STILL don’t understand that weather is not climate despite literally everyone explaining it to you every time you tweet this ignorance, or you just don’t care, and you’re deliberately misleading your base,” Evans wrote. “Which is it?”

The response from the 37-year-old movie star is not abnormal as he typically uses his public profiles to lambast the president and his supporters. He previously called Trump a “moron” with “ZERO societal awareness and understanding” after he seemed to advocate for police violence while speaking to law enforcement at an event.

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Woman recalls being adopted at age 41 in Lifetime biopic ‘I Am Somebody’s Child’: ‘It was a dream come true’

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Woman recalls being adopted at age 41 in Lifetime biopic ‘I Am Somebody’s Child’: ‘It was a dream come true’

Before turning 18, Regina Louise found herself in over 30 foster homes and even psych wards — but at age 41 she was finally adopted by the woman who had been denied the opportunity three decades ago.

The now-55-year-old author and child advocate is turning her story into a Lifetime film airing this Saturday. “I Am Somebody’s Child,” which is based on her 2018 memoir “Someone Has Led This Child to Believe” and 2009’s “Somebody’s Someone,” tells the true story of how she persevered in the US foster care system.

R. LEE ERMEY’S DAUGHTER TELLS ALL

It stars Angela Fairley as Louise and Ginnifer Goodwin as Jeanne Taylor, the counselor who was determined to give the abused, neglected girl a promising future.

“It’s otherworldly,” Louise told Fox News about the Lifetime biopic. “I’m in a dream come true. Every moment of it is incredible and humbling. It’s a spectrum of feeling, not one could possibly capture it.”

The Chicago Tribune previously reported Louise was a toddler when her biological mother left her in Austin, Texas, in the care of a woman who took in children. Her father only vaguely knew she existed. Often mistreated, Louise ran away at age 11 in hopes of rejoining her mother, only to be rejected. Louise ultimately ended up in California’s foster care system.

In 1975, on the eve of her 13th birthday, Louise found herself at a children’s shelter in the Bay Area where Taylor worked. The counselor, captivated by the teen, developed a loving bond with her that involved trips to the opera and ballet, making her a dress with rainbows and hearts stitched to the front, as well as teaching Louise to believe in herself.

‘DUKES OF HAZZARD’ STAR TELLS ALL

Ginnifer Goodwin (left) and Angela Fairley star on Lifetime's "I Am Somebody's Child." — Lifetime

Ginnifer Goodwin (left) and Angela Fairley star on Lifetime’s “I Am Somebody’s Child.” — Lifetime

The Los Angeles Times reported Taylor yearned to adopt Louise, and Louise wanted more than anything to finally have a family to call her own. However, the newspaper shared the National Association of Black Social Workers preferred at the time to place black children with black families, insisting those homes would provide a more suitable upbringing. Meanwhile, Taylor was white, single and 31.

The court denied her petition to adopt. A devastated Louise spent the rest of her childhood being placed from home to home and frequently ran away. The newspaper revealed that, despite her determination to live with Taylor, she was sent to a restricted treatment facility for severely disturbed youth. Taylor would visit Louise with restrictions, but she eventually disappeared, leaving Louise confused and heartbroken.

When asked what kept her alive throughout this ordeal, Louise responded, “always being willing to belong to someone and to reimagine to what, at any point, I belonged to.”

“Sometimes it was a scripture,” she continued. “Sometimes it was a story that I may have heard of someone’s difficulty, and my ability to always be willing to consider I had it better, I was good, whether it was because of my smile or it was because of my effervescent personality…. If somebody had it difficult, I could always imagine my circumstances were nowhere as difficult as theirs.”

Angela Fairley (pictured) portrayed Regina Louise in one of the darkest moments of her childhood. — Lifetime

Angela Fairley (pictured) portrayed Regina Louise in one of the darkest moments of her childhood. — Lifetime

GYPSY ROSE LEE’S SON TELLS ALL

Louise described how despite being alone and feeling unloved, she relied on hope to keep her going.

“I literally was grateful when my feet hit the ground and I had one more day to show up and be beautiful,” said Louise. “One more day to write my possibility across the sky.”

Louise would go on to become a mother to a son and pursue a childhood dream of becoming a hairstylist. Still, the past haunted her. Louise decided to address it by writing a book. During her research, she requested her file from the social services department. It was there when she discovered letters Taylor had sent years ago that were never given to Louise. But despite attempts to track her down, those searches became fruitless.

After her book was released, Louise was interviewed by a Bay Area paper and candidly discussed Taylor using her real name. The Los Angeles Times revealed that a woman who had worked at the same shelter Taylor was in 25 years ago read the article and tracked down Taylor, who was then living in Alabama. Louise soon received an email with the message: “I am so proud of you, sweetheart.”

‘FACTS OF LIFE’ STAR TELLS ALL

The two women quickly shared a tearful phone conversation where Taylor revealed the truth. After her adoption was denied, she attempted to stay in touch, but her letters went unanswered. She believed Louise no longer wanted anything to do with her. She later married a man in the military, took his last name and left the Bay Area. The couple shared a son and they lived in various towns.

But after all this time, Taylor was eager to finally give the gift Louise had always wanted.

In 2003, in the same Contra Costa County courthouse where a judge denied Taylor’s request, the 59-year-old adopted Louise.

“It was a dream,” said an emotional Louise. “It was a dream come true. It helped me believe in myself…. It helps to validate my intrinsic knowing all along that I was worth it. That I am worth it, regardless of what someone has to say. It’s what I say, it’s what my gut says that matters most. So it was in that moment, and all the moments after, that I honestly felt so validated – spiritually, personally, humanly validated for believing in myself.”

Louise described her relationship with Taylor as one of a typical mother and daughter — one that is nurturing and at times comical.

MICKEY ROONEY’S DAUGHTER TELLS ALL

“I speak a lot and at one point, I forgot to button my shirt at an event, and she happened to be with me and literally came on the stage and whispered in my ear, ‘Sweetheart, I’d like you to check your cleavage and ask yourself, ‘Is that the message you really want to put out?’ I’m like, ‘OMG, you need to get outta here,” Louise chuckled. “… She’ll often say, ‘I’m sorry I wasn’t there for that.’ And I just it with that and let that part that feels the need to be seen or heard to be recognized for what wasn’t.”

Today, Louise hopes the Lifetime film will be an awakening experience for those unfamiliar with the foster care system in our country, as well as encourage them to raise awareness as a community.

“We need workshops,” said Louise. “We need retreats. We need to bring to children in foster care the same things that we bring to our executives in order for them… to be successful. We need to bring those concepts and ideas into the realm of foster care, at least in the work that I do and will continue to do. That’s what I will do, encourage other people… because, system-wise, it’s too huge to take on. But individually, as a collective and as a community, we can get together… and create experiences that normalize.”

“I Am Somebody’s Child: The Regina Louise Story” airs April 20 at 8 p.m. on Lifetime.

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Debbie Reynolds ‘wanted a good father’ for her children after marriage to Eddie Fisher ended, pal claims

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Debbie Reynolds ‘wanted a good father’ for her children after marriage to Eddie Fisher ended, pal claims

Debbie Reynolds’ world came crashing down when her husband Eddie Fisher walked out on their marriage into the arms of her dear friend Elizabeth Taylor.

Adding insult to injury, the crooner reportedly stopped providing for their two children, Carrie and Todd Fisher, after he walked out. The Hollywood power couple had been married from 1955 until 1959.

DEBBIE REYNOLDS HAD A PREMONITION OF CARRIE FISHER’S DEATH, PAL CLAIMS

“It was a big surprise to Debbie,” Reynolds’ close friend Ruta Lee told Closer Weekly for the magazine’s latest issue currently on newsstands.

Singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds, have eyes only for each other at Idlewild Airport, April 19, 1955, in New York after arriving from England.  

Singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds, have eyes only for each other at Idlewild Airport, April 19, 1955, in New York after arriving from England.  
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“Even though she was a big star, she was still a young girl,” continued the 83-year-old. “He never sent any money, so I found it a little scary.”

According to the actress, America’s Sweetheart was later comforted by businessman Harry Karl, a man she believed would be an ideal father figure for her children.

“She wanted a good father to her children because Eddie was not,” said Lee. “So she picked an older man that was like her dad who could take care of them.”

DEBBIE REYNOLDS ‘WILLED HERSELF TO DIE’ AFTER CARRIE FISHER’S DEATH, TODD FISHER SAYS

Debbie Reynolds is visited at the studio of "Say One For Me" by her children, Carrie 2½, and one-year-old Todd on Feb 27, 1959.  (AP Photo)

Debbie Reynolds is visited at the studio of “Say One For Me” by her children, Carrie 2½, and one-year-old Todd on Feb 27, 1959.  (AP Photo)
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Reynolds and Karl were married from 1960 until 1973. And while things initially looked promising for Reynolds, she suffered another major setback in her private life. The magazine claimed Karl eventually began dipping into Reynolds’ savings to gamble and spend money on prostitutes. He reportedly ended up spending $100 million of his and Reynolds’ wealth during their 13-year marriage. Once they called it quits, Reynolds was then stuck with a $3 million bill from Harry’s creditors.

Reynolds found love once more with real estate entrepreneur Richard Hamlett. That union lasted from 1984 until 1996. However, Lee alleged that, like Karl, Hamlett was also stealing money from Reynolds and lying about it during their marriage.

Lee also alleged behavior had gotten so bad that one of Reynolds’ employees had enough and submitted her letter of resignation.

“She told me, ‘I can’t stand the lying that is going on,’” recalled Lee. “Her husband is taking money for his personal use and not accounting for it.”

Screen actress Debbie Reynolds is a pretty wind-blown portrait as she boards airliner on March 6, 1959 in New York for Spain where she will film a new picture. 

Screen actress Debbie Reynolds is a pretty wind-blown portrait as she boards airliner on March 6, 1959 in New York for Spain where she will film a new picture. 
(AP)

DEBBIE REYNOLDS ‘NEVER REALLY STOPPED LOVING’ ELIZABETH TAYLOR DESPITE SHOCKING LOVE TRIANGLE

“He really did her wrong,” continued Lee. “Her last divorce was especially devastating because she [believed] it was her last chance to find happiness with a man.”

Closer Weekly shared that in 1997, Reynolds finally declared bankruptcy after she had to pay Richard $270,000 in their divorce to buy out his interest in the Las Vegas casino they’d purchased together.

Reynolds would go on to detail her tumultuous marriages in the 2013 memoir “Unsinkable.”

Despite her personal woes, Reynolds remained resilient.

Actress Debbie Reynolds poses backstage after accepting her Lifetime Achievement awards at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, Calif., on Jan. 25, 2015. 

Actress Debbie Reynolds poses backstage after accepting her Lifetime Achievement awards at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, Calif., on Jan. 25, 2015. 
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“She was a brave little gal,” said Lee. “She never moaned or cried the blues… Any woman would have felt defeated at that point, but that was the Miss Texas in Debbie. She had that tenacity.”

CARRIE FISHER’S BROTHER TELLS ALL

In 2018, Todd revealed in his memoir “My Girls” that Taylor and Reynolds reconciled after they bumped into each other while on vacation in 1966. This was long after Taylor and Fisher ended their marriage in 1964. By then she was married to actor Richard Burton.

“It seems that, by pure coincidence, mom and (new husband) Harry had found themselves on the same cruise ship (ironically, the Queen Elizabeth) as Richard and Elizabeth,” Todd described. “The four of them had dinner together on the ship, to the hysterical glee of the tabloids, and Elizabeth and Richard were welcome… from that night on.”

Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor
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Taylor would also go on to become friends with Reynolds’ children.

“She immediately took my hand and pulled me down to sit beside her, and for the next hour she talked, in extreme detail, about nothing but how much she’d loved Mike Todd and how, no matter how many other loves might come along, she was sure no one ever measured up to him,” said Todd about one of their several encounters.

“I sat there and listened, not especially interested but a little fascinated that this woman, who’d technically been my stepmother for about ten minutes (OK, to be accurate, more like five years) and who, along with my father, had dealt my mother one of the most devastating betrayals of her life, seemed to feel connected to me, maybe because I was named after the greatest love of her life.”

DEBBIE REYNOLDS THROUGH THE YEARS

In this Feb. 15, 1984, file photo, actress Debbie Reynolds appears at Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremonies in Los Angeles. 

In this Feb. 15, 1984, file photo, actress Debbie Reynolds appears at Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremonies in Los Angeles. 
(AP Photo/Wally Fong)

Todd also revealed Reynolds vividly remembered how she and Taylor reflected on their past. That moment took place while on the set of 2011’s “These Old Broads.”

“Elizabeth asked mom to come to her dressing room,” wrote Todd. “Mom sat down beside her, and Elizabeth got right to the point, with tears in her eyes. ‘Debbie,’ she said. ‘I’m so sorry for what I did to you with Eddie.’ It caught mom off guard that Elizabeth was still so emotional about it, and she pointed out, meaning it, ‘That was another lifetime. You and I made up years ago.’ Elizabeth’s voice broke. ‘I just feel so awful when I think of how I hurt you and your children.’

“Mom’s voice broke too when she told me about that conversation. She and Elizabeth spent some nice time together during the filming of ‘These Old Broads’ – they even spent an evening sitting in Elizabeth’s bed watching a movie and eating a pumpkin pie mom brought for the occasion. Mom always marveled that it was Carrie’s script that made those moments possible for two women who, despite being at the center of the greatest, most painful tabloid scandal of the 1950s, never really stopped loving each other.”

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Lorraine Warren dies at 92; paranormal investigator inspired ‘The Conjuring’ films

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World-wide paranormal investigator and author Lorraine Warren, whose decades of ghost-hunting cases with her late husband inspired such frightening films as “The Conjuring” series and “The Amityville Horror,” died. She was 92.

Warren’s son-in-law Tony Spera and grandson Chris McKinnell posted Friday on Facebook that Warren died in her sleep Thursday night at her Connecticut home. Phone messages and emails were left with several of Warren’s family members. Warren’s attorney, Gary Barkin, confirmed his client’s death via email to The Associated Press.

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“She was a remarkable, loving, compassionate and giving soul,” Spera wrote.

The Warrens founded the New England Society for Psychic Research in Monroe, Connecticut, in 1952 to investigate suspected hauntings. The group also posted of her passing on Facebook.

During their 61 years of marriage, Lorraine and Ed Warren investigated more than 10,000 cases in the U.S. and abroad, often writing about their experiences. Their unusual profession has been credited with sparking popular interest in the paranormal, as well as the television shows and films now dedicated to the subject.

“When nobody was really even talking about ghosts, they were just two people from Bridgeport, Connecticut, who came together and fell in love and Ed happened to have had a lot of paranormal instances when he was growing up and Lorraine was always the sensitive clairvoyant,” said Larry Dwyer, a staff writer at the Horror News Network, a website that covers the horror film industry. He said the couple realized they could use their “gifts” and Catholic faith to help people who believed they were being tormented by ghosts or demons.

Ed Warren died in 2006 and Spera now oversees the New England Society for Psychic Research. The organization’s website said Lorraine Warren had “decided to retire from active investigations regarding the areas of haunted homes and demonic infestations/possessions” but was still a consultant to the organization at the time of her death.

The Warrens’ work did receive criticism from doubters over the years. The New England Skeptical Society in 1997 said the Warrens’ “copious anecdotal evidence” of reports of hauntings vastly outnumbered their “low-grade physical evidence.”

Warren told The AP in a 2013 interview that she understood it was very difficult for people to accept she could see ghosts if they had never seen one themselves.

“I hope you never will,” she said. “I really don’t.”

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The 2013 film “The Conjuring” is based on the couple’s investigation into alleged events at a Rhode Island farmhouse in the 1970s. Lorraine Warren visited the set during the filming. She also spent time at her Connecticut home with actress Vera Farmiga, who portrays Warren in the movie and its sequels. Farmiga expressed her condolences on Twitter Friday, saying she was “blessed to have known” Warren and “honored to portray her.”

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