Feb 23, 2021
Clive Davis diagnosed with Bells palsy, postpones Grammys bash
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Clive Davis has been diagnosed with Bell’s palsy and will postpone the second half of his annual pre-Grammys party, his rep Sean Cassidy confirmed to Page Six.
“He is being treated with antibiotics and steroids and is expected to recover within six to eight weeks. He is in good spirits and looks forward to doing the second half of his pre-Grammy gala in May,” Cassidy said, adding that the record industry legend was diagnosed a week ago.
“But if he had to do a Zoom [party] with 2,000 people, having a facial tick is not going to work,” the source said.
Davis, 88, planned to host two virtual galas in place of his annual live bash due to the pandemic. He held the first gala last month. Nancy Pelosi, John Legend, Diddy and Gayle King were among thousands of guests who attended the five-hour Zoom party. Cardi B., Cyndi Lauper, Megan Thee Stallion and Quincy Jones are some of the names who RSVPd for the second party on March 13.
This is the first time in 45 years of hosting the event that Davis has had to postpone.
“He is obviously disappointed with the delay, but he is excited to host the second installment later this spring as it is shaping up to be as big as the first one,” his rep said.
A new date for the party has not been announced yet.
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Trump ruled out forming a new party in first speech outside the White House
In his first public appearance since leaving the presidency, former president Donald Trump called for unity in the Republican Party during a conservative political forum this Sunday in Orlando, even while reaffirming that he was not defeated at the polls in 2020 and ensuring that he was not defeated. he proposed to create a new party.
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Trump used his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) – where he was greeted as a hero – to lash out at his successor Joe Biden and try to consolidate his status as the undisputed leader of the party despite his defeat. in the November elections.
“Do you miss me already?” asked the ex-president when he went on stage. “Today (Sunday) I am here before you to declare that the incredible journey we started together … is far from over.”
Despite the fact that Trump has toyed with the idea of creating a new party, he promised to continue being part of what he called “our beloved party.”
“I will continue to fight by his side. We are not going to create new parties, “he declared. “We have the Republican Party. It will be strong and united like never before ”.
The conference, held this year in Orlando and not in the suburbs of Washington due to restrictions related to COVID-19, has been a tribute to Trump and “Trumpism”, including with a golden statue in his honor.
The lecturers, including several hopefuls for the 2024 elections, argued that the party must embrace the former president and his supporters, even after the deadly assault on the Capitol on January 6. In addition, they repeated their baseless accusations that he lost the November election only because the process was “rigged,” claims that have been rejected by judges, Republican state officials and members of the Trump administration itself.
The annual survey without scientific methodology of just over 1,000 attendees carried out by the conference revealed that 97% approve of Trump’s work as president. But the results were much less compelling to the question of whether he should apply again, to which 68% answered yes.
Federal authorities are investigating whether former Trump allies such as Roger Stone and Alex Jones played any role in the violent assault on the Capitol, according to NBC News.
If the 2024 primaries were held now and Trump was in the running, only 55% said they would vote for him, followed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis with 21%. In the event that Trump did not participate, DeSantis had a support of 43%, followed by the governor of South Dakota, Kristi Noem, with 8%, and 7% for former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Texas Senator Ted Cruz .
It is highly unusual for former US presidents to publicly criticize their successors so soon after leaving the White House. In general, ex-presidents withdraw from public life, at least for a while: Barack Obama could be seen vacationing on the beach after leaving the presidency, while George W. Bush declared at the time that Obama “deserves my silence ”and devoted himself to painting.
But Trump has not gone through the same process.
He lashed out hard at what he saw as a first month of failures for the new government, including Biden’s stance on immigration and the border.
“Joe Biden has had the worst first month of any president in modern history,” Trump said.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki played down the criticism.
“We will see what it says, but we are certainly not focused on what President Trump says at the CPAC,” he told reporters.
In addition to criticizing Biden, Trump used his speech to present himself as the future of the Republican Party, even as many of the leaders argue that they must take a new, less divisive direction after the Republicans not only lost the White House. but also the majority in both houses of Congress in the last elections.
Still, Trump insisted the party is united, even after he has tried to punish those who voted for him to be politically prosecuted for inciting the assault on Capitol Hill, including Republican Rep. Liz Cheney.