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As many Americans already apparently know, there are a lot of terrible people currently serving on the United States Supreme Court. But is Justice Samuel Alito the worst of the worst? Let’s examine the evidence.

On Monday, the court heard oral arguments for a case, 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis, about a website designer’s refusal to work on same-sex weddings. That designer, Lorie Smith, sued the state of Colorado in 2016 over its anti-discrimination laws, which she claimed violated her First Amendment right to refuse to work with same-sex couples. Not surprisingly, it appears that Alito—a staunch conservative who seemingly believes the only people who should have rights in America are the ones who had rights in the 1600s—thinks Smith should absolutely be able to deny service to individuals whose sexual orientation she doesn’t agree with. And while he didn’t just come out and say, “discrimination is good,” he did come close!

Earlier in the hearing, Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson had posed a hypothetical wherein she argued that Smith’s stance is no different from a photography studio refusing to photograph Black children for scenes meant to evoke old-timey Christmases past, when Black children wouldn’t have been allowed to pose in the white section of the mall. The point, obviously, was to show that such a scenario, like the one involving Smith and same-sex couples, is wrong. But Alito, who thinks he’s very clever, circled back to the Christmas hypothetical and claimed that, actually, such discrimination should be allowed because it would then mean Black Santas could say no to having to pose with kids in KKK robes, which he suggested is not currently the case.

“If there’s a Black Santa at the other end of the mall and he doesn’t want to have his picture taken with a child who’s dressed up in a Ku Klux Klan outfit, that Black Santa [can’t refuse] that?” Alito asked. In fact, Colorado solicitor general Eric Olson responded, that’s nota actually the case: a Black Santa can already refuse to pose with someone wearing a KKK outfit, since Ku Klux Klan outfits “are not protected characteristics under public accommodation laws,” while things like gender identity and sexual orientation are. Hence, why Smith’s refusal violates Colorado’s anti-discrimination laws, while Alito’s one with the Black Santa and KKK getups do not. Justice Elena Kagan then noted, for the right-wingers in the group, that Santa could refuse to pose with anyone wearing a KKK outfit, whether they were white, Black, or a member of any other protected group. To which Alito snarkily interjected, “You do see a lot of Black children in Ku Klux Klan outfits, right? All the time.” Later, he insisted on returning to the scenario that he clearly thought was a major owning of the libs. “Now back to my Black Santa example,” he said.

But it was arguably Alito’s earlier comments, wherein he joked that Kagan could be intimately familiar with a website that facilitates affairs, that put him in the running for Biggest Sleazebag on the Supreme Court. Bringing up another hypothetical scenario—in this case, one in which a Jewish person asks a photographer to take a photo for his JDate account—Alito described the website as “a dating service, I gather, for Jewish people.” Kagan, who is the sole Jewish justice on the court, then confirmed that her colleague was correct in his assessment, which drew laughter from the crowd. Fine, a nice little bit of collegial repartee. But then this happened:

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To be clear, that’s Alito joking that Kagan might know all about Ashley Madison, a website exclusively designed to help people in relationships cheat on their partners.

All of this comes, of course, just months after Alito authored the opinion to overturn Roe v. Wade, an opinion in which he approvingly cited the work of a 17th century jurist who supported marital rape and had women executed for “witchcraft.” Which he then followed up by telling stand-up jokes about having had taken away millions of people’s rights. Still, it’s hard to say, definitively, whether Alito is the worst of the worst when he’s got coworkers who think it’s fine for their unhinged spouses to try and get free and fair elections overturned; who reportedly belong to a secretive religious group that considers “women’s obedience and subservience to men as one of its central early teachings”; and have been accused of attempted rape (which they deny). But you could certainly argue that he is!


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Actress Kate Walsh has revealed how she met her now fiancé, WA farmer Andrew Nixon.

The Grey’s Anatomy star confirmed that their ‘meet cute’ did in fact take place on a trip to Antarctica in early 2020, as rumoured, during an appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show .

“We met, as one does, on a Nat Geo expedition to Antarctica,” Walsh said, before joking to the studio audience “there’s an app for it guys”.

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Kate Walsh reveals how she met her Australian fiancé Andrew Nixon during The Kelly Clarkson Show appearance
The Grey’s Anatomy star confirmed that their meet cute did in fact take place on a trip to Antarctica in early 2020, as rumoured. (YouTube/TheKellyClarksonShow)

Clarkson in disbelief thought the actress was being sarcastic.

“No, I did. We were on a ship to the Antarctic and that’s how I met him,” Walsh clarified.

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“What? This is like a movie,” Clarkson replied.

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“Who knew,” Walsh added of the fateful trip.

The Emily in Paris actress told the singer-turned-talk show host that due to the climate crisis she wanted to see both the Arctic and Antarctica.

Having ticked off the North Pole, she went to explore the South Pole on a trip that changed her life.

“It was incredible. It was an incredible trip and then bonus, you know, found the love of my life,” Walsh said.

“Saw the penguins, check. Ice, check. Whales, check. Man, check,” she joked.

“It’s a pretty good trip I think,” Clarkson replied.

Following the Antarctica trip in February 2020, Walsh moved to Perth during the COVID-19 lockdowns the following month.

That move looks to become more permanent with the couple set to tie the knot.

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Talking about their new life in Perth, the Grey’s Anatomy star told Clarkson about how she’s already used to shark alarms at the beach. (Instagram/KateWalsh)
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Walsh also told a story about being so afraid of hitting a kangaroo during a two hour drive to Nixon’s farm outside of Perth that she spent the whole car trip honking. (Instagram/KateWalsh)

The couple secretly got engaged last year, with the actress accidentally outing their marriage plans during an Instagram Live in October.

Talking about their new life in Perth, the Grey’s Anatomy star told Clarkson about how she’s already used to shark alarms at the beach and driving on the other side of the road.

Although she admitted when she gets tired or stressed “it’s like some old operating system clicks in” and she finds herself forgetting to drive on the correct side.

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Walsh also told a story about being so afraid of hitting a kangaroo during a two hour drive to Nixon’s farm outside Perth, she spent the whole car trip honking as a warning system for the animals.

Kate Walsh and Andrew Nixon arrive for the World Premiere of the Netflix Series "Emily in Paris" season 3, at the Theatre des Champs Elysees, in Paris, Tuesday, December 6, 2022
The couple made their red carpet debut together at the Emily in Paris Season 3 premiere last December. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

The actress and entrepreneur revealed her “new homeland” of Australia has also inspired one of the latest candles in her Boyfriend Perfume range, called Down Under.

While another is cheekily named Morning W’oud.

“It is all double entendre,” Walsh said of the range inspired by an ex-boyfriend.

Walsh and Nixon made their red carpet debut together at the Emily in Paris Season 3 premiere last December.

Nixon, who has been a farmer for more than 30 years, sometimes features on Walsh’s Instagram Stories, though Walsh largely keeps his presence in her life under wraps and doesn’t share photos of him to her permanent feed.

Walsh has been married once before, tying the knot with producer Alex Young back in September 2007.

The couple split the following year before finalising their divorce in February 2010.

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Salma Hayek can always be counted on for a standout fashion moment. But she outdid even herself as she arrived for the South Beach premiere of Magic Mike’s Last Dance wearing a daring ensemble! The Eternals star, 56, arrived rocking a completely see through fishnet black dress, embellished with colorful floral appliques and paired with a skimpy pair of bikini bottoms and matching bra. The mom of one pulled her hair into a dramatic high ponytail and accessorized with a green handbag, layered necklaces, platform heels, and classic hoop earrings. Her makeup glam was perfection in neutral tones.

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Salma Hayek arrives at the premier of ‘Magic Mike’s Last Dance’ in South Beach on Jan 25, 2023. (Eric Charbonneau/Shutterstock)

Salma opened up about the role back in December. “It’s very physically challenging,” she told ET of an already famous steamy lap dance scene. “My goodness. You just wait to see. It’s complicated.” She also hilariously dished on what it was like to show up to work on the set. “I play a strong woman,” she told the outlet of her character, Maxandra Mendoza. “You know what was my day going into the office? I would just sit around and watch, like, 12 men, semi-naked dancing and doing pirouettes. And I got to boss them around.”

As for her iconic sense of red-carpet style, she spoke about how it can “reinvent” in a 2015 interview. “I think the fun thing about fashion is that it’s a place where you can exercise your own creativity and you can make a reinvention of yourself every day,” she told Glamour’s UK edition at the time. And what’s the flip side of that?

“I think the bad part of fashion is when instead of being an exploration of your own identity, you try to copy everyone else then it’s not healthy,” she added. “It’s not satisfying.” She mixes things up, she said, with “color.”

“I love to add color,” she told the outlet. “I like to do a lot of basic colors like black or beige and then have an accessory that has color. Like a great scarf. I have this Alexander McQueen scarf from the Damien Hurst collection. When I wear it, even if my other clothes are really simple, it’s just something. Or even a colorful hat or a great pair of boots and a bag if it’s colorful.”

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Paris Hilton and her husband Carter Reum are now parents.

Hilton, a prolific businessperson and hotel heiress, confirmed to People magazine that she and Reum, both 41, welcomed an heir of their own via surrogate.

“It’s always been my dream to be a mother and I’m so happy that Carter and I found each other,” Hilton told People. “We are so excited to start our family together and our hearts are exploding with love for our baby boy.”

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Hilton shared the news on Instagram, where she posted a photo of her baby boy’s hand clutching her own well-manicured fingernail. The child’s name is not yet known publicly.

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“You are already loved beyond words,” Paris wrote alongside a blue heart emoji.

The mogul married Reum, an author, entrepreneur and venture capitalist, in November 2021 after dating for more than a year. The couple had a lavish, three-day wedding ceremony. Much of the ceremonies were featured on Hilton’s reality TV show Paris in Love. 

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Hilton previously told People that she and Reum began the in-vitro fertilization (IVF) process a few months into the COVID-19 pandemic. She said the timing was right because “I’m on a plane 250 days out of the year,” so they were able to get the eggs “stocked and ready.”

Reum reportedly has one other child, who is grade-school age, from a previous relationship.

Last year Hilton said she wants “two or three” kids of her own in the future.

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