*The days of Barbara Walters asking “If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be?” are long gone.
In an interview with President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, the 83-year-old journalist had no qualms about prying into their sex life at the White House.
Walters asked them how they “keep the fire going in their marriage,” making for a bit of an awkward exchange.
“We’ve been married now 20 years, and like every marriage, I think you have your ups and your downs,” the president said after a surprised chuckle. “But if you work through the tough times, the respect and love that you feel deepens.”
The first lady added that they like to laugh a lot — which led Walters to assert that Michelle was the funnier of the two. [Watch the clip below.]
The interview, which ran Wednesday on ABC’s “Nightline,” was originally scheduled to run as a Barbara Walters special but was preempted by coverage of the Newtown shootings.
That’s right, Evelyn Lozada is speaking out about the abuse – and specifically the alleged headbutt – she received courtesy of soon to be ex-husband, Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson.
In a conversation with Nightline Friday night on ABC, Evelyn tearfully said, among other things, that she still “loves him” but …
“I would like for him to tell me he got help and that he’s working on himself,” says Evelyn when asked what she wants to hear from her ex. She says that “He loves football and he’s very driven and a great dad. He made a bad choice that destroyed his life, and I hate that I’m connected to that … It was his choice, it wasn’t mine.”
“It’s the hardest thing in the world to walk away from someone that you really love. But you have to walk away because I have to protect myself.”
Lozada detailed the moments leading up to the incident, explaining that she found a receipt for condoms in his car and confronted him about it.
“And then the next thing I know, he grabbed me by here [pointing to her head] and he head-butted me,” she said. “I felt blood coming down my face… and I looked at him and I said, ‘You just head-butted me?’ And it just — everything just felt if it was in slow motion.”
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*Nicki Minaj is back on Twitter and lashing out at the New York Post for suggesting her decision to quit the microblogging site earlier this month was due to blowback over disparaging comments she had made about her father.
The rapper shut down her Twitter page after a fansite leaked a new track online, and she recently added that “a voice in my head” told her to delete the page.
But the New York Daily News claims the real motive behind her Twitter exit was due to her recent “Nightline” interview, in which she confessed she “wanted to kill” her abusive dad Omar Miraj when she was a child.
Minaj returned to Twitter this week and today fired off a series of tweets against the Daily News, branded the allegations “lies.”
One tweet read: “Ha! The Daily News said I deleted my twitter after being criticized 4 saying I want2 kill my father (sic)!? How can u just print lies d**k heads?!
Another stated: “Barbz (fans), Now we know that when we read something out of the Daily News, it was pulled out of someone’s A**E.”
During the “Nightline” interview, Minaj went into detail about the troubles her father’s drug and alcohol addiction caused the family and recalled him threatening to kill her mother, Nina.
She talked about being molested as a child on “Nightline,” saying she also became pregnant as a teen but elected to have an abortion.
“Being pregnant is the most frightening thing that happens in your life,” says the 49-year-old. “I knew in high school that’s something that I was not prepared to do, or fight, or struggle with.”
She credited her over-sexualized past, however, on a lot of decisions she made in her youth.
“I think I was highly sexualized because I was in fifth grade and I had this experience,” she explained. “Because it feels good, you’re like, OK, well this is supposed to be normal. That’s not normal for a 10-year-old to be seduced.”
he former Miss World, who lost her title after a nude photo scandal, discusses her painful past further in her upcoming memoir, “You Have No Idea.”
Last week, speculation sparked in the media of a love affair between him and his “Hawthorne” co-star Jada Pinkett Smith, the wife of movie star Will Smith. The rumored affair also generated rumors that the Smiths were breaking up.
But Anthony, 42, called such speculation on celebrities “almost like a sport.”
“I will always love Jennifer, she knows that and my kids know that,” he said, calling Lopez a “wonderful” woman, mother and friend.
In his first interview since the July announcement of the end of their seven-year marriage, Anthony said the breakup “wasn’t some sensationalistic happening,” denying infidelity played any part. “It was a realization on both our parts, you know, It wasn’t shocking…These things happen.”
On whether he wanted the divorce, he said: “It was a decision that we made jointly.”
The marriage was the third for Lopez, 42, and produced twins Emme and Max in 2008. The two were married months after Lopez’s engagement to actor Ben Affleck ended, and days after Anthony’s divorce from former Miss Puerto Rico Dayanara Torres was finalized.