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Jenna Dewan ‘blindsided’ by Channing Tatum and Jessie J’s relationship, she says

Jenna Dewan had no idea that her ex-husband Channing Tatum had moved on until his relationship with Jessie J made headlines, she said.

In the actress’ new book, “Gracefully You: How to Live Your Best Life Every Day,” she revealed that she “felt blindsided’ when she learned about Tatum’s relationship with the British singer.

Dewan, 38, and Tatum, 39, announced their split in April 2018. In October that year, Tatum and Jessie J entered a high-profile relationship.

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“I was learning things about my ex most people wouldn’t have to face — and over the internet, as it was happening,” Dewan wrote in her book. E! News published an excerpt of the book on Thursday.

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Dewan said that she was alone on a plane when she heard the news about her ex-husband’s relationship with British singer Jessie J.  (Getty)

Dewan said she was alone on a plane when she heard the news, and that “choosing grace as I learned everything about my personal situation along with the rest of the world was really difficult.”

In the excerpt, Dewan also discussed the days following her split, which occurred the night before she began filming the second season of “World of Dance.”

“In the beginning of my separation, it felt as though I were in a dark closet, desperately trying to find the light or the way out,” she said. “I was in a state of shock. One week I’d be doing really well and the next I was slammed with a whole new slew of emotions. The rumor mill was churning out story after story. There were many times I hid under the covers, wondering what was next. The pain hit me like a tumbling avalanche. I was completely overcome with fear and sadness. It took many moments of sitting alone with my grief to force me into surrendering to my roller coaster of a situation.”

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In November 2018, Jessie J, 31, took to Instagram to slam commenters that compared her appearance to that of Dewan.

Shortly after, Dewan tweeted her support for Jessie J’s statement and said it was a “beautiful message.”

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Tatum isn’t the only one to find happiness after the split, as Dewan is now expecting a child with her boyfriend Steve Kazee.

“When I was ready, I started dating someone amazing,” she wrote in her book. “It was this cosmically great thing where we circled back around each other after a moment of instant recognition years ago.”

It was also recently announced that Dewan would be hosting a new dating-dance competition hybrid television show called “Flirty Dancing.” The show will teach partial dance routines to participants, who will then meet their partners to perform the routine in its entirety.

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Dewan’s book hits the shelves on Tuesday.

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Giuliani Mixes His Business With Role as Trump’s Lawyer

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WASHINGTON — It is an extraordinary time in Washington, but it is more or less business as usual for Rudolph W. Giuliani.

He is a central figure in the impeachment inquiry. He is under scrutiny by federal prosecutors. But throughout the building controversy, Mr. Giuliani has continued to represent clients, broker deals and take on consulting contracts in Washington and around the world in ways that leave him subject to criticism that he is using his role as President Trump’s personal lawyer to open doors to the government and influence policy despite the questions about his own conduct.

A few weeks ago, Mr. Giuliani secured a meeting, along with some other defense lawyers, with the head of the Justice Department’s criminal division and attorneys in the fraud section. They were there to discuss a foreign bribery case for a client that Mr. Giuliani described as “very, very sensitive.”

Mr. Giuliani declined to divulge any details about the meeting, except to say it had nothing to do with legal issues facing him or Mr. Trump. Days after the meeting, it was revealed that Mr. Giuliani was under investigation himself for possible violations of foreign lobbying laws by federal prosecutors in Manhattan.

Mr. Giuliani lashed out at what he said were efforts by congressional Democrats, as well as journalists and critics in the executive branch, to “destroy” his business.

“I really try very hard to be super-ethical and always legal,” he wrote in a text message in response to questions about his meeting with the Justice Department. “But I can’t publicly defend everything I do because I’m presumed guilty. If I did, my business and firm would be unable to have any clients. That’s why this malicious torrent of questions is so damaging.”

Over the last year, he has circulated widely on television defending Mr. Trump, denouncing the special counsel’s investigation into Russian election interference and trying to turn attention to what he says is wrongdoing by Democrats. Mr. Giuliani has meanwhile pursued a range of lucrative deals with clients around the world.

That business development push coincided with a heightened demand for back channels to Mr. Trump, who swept into office without connections to the usual array of Washington gatekeepers and power brokers. Business and political leaders — particularly in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and the former Soviet Union — were willing to pay handsomely for relationships with Trump intimates that could give them access in Washington or additional credibility and stature at home.

In one recent example that has not been disclosed in detail, Mr. Giuliani was retained this year to headline a team that was paid $425,000 to drum up American and foreign government support for a methane project in Uzbekistan that was also seeking Chinese financing, according to people familiar with the effort.

That deal came after a string of others that have come under more scrutiny as Mr. Giuliani has pursued his work on Mr. Trump’s behalf. He was paid $500,000 late last year by a company co-owned by a Ukrainian-American businessman who played a key role in facilitating the campaign to pressure Ukraine that Mr. Trump championed.

Mr. Giuliani was paid what he described in an interview as “a reasonable amount of money” in 2017 by a Ukrainian-Russian developer to create an emergency management plan for the developer’s hometown in northeast Ukraine near the Russian border.

And Mr. Giuliani’s security company this year won a contract to consult for the Bahraini government, which described him as leading a “high-level United States delegation” when he visited to pitch his services to the king in December.

While Mr. Giuliani insists he does not lobby, and says his contracts explicitly state that he will not, some of his clients and prospective clients said in interviews that they saw him as a conduit to the administration.

For instance, while Mr. Giuliani was exploring work in the Democratic Republic of Congo last year, its ambassador to the United States said in an interview that his country was relying on Mr. Giuliani to act as a liaison as it sought to avoid further sanctions from the Trump administration.

He has at times sought to shape American foreign policy to benefit his clients, pressing Mr. Trump and Rex Tillerson, then the secretary of state, during an Oval Office meeting in 2017 to consider releasing a jailed client, an Iranian-Turkish gold trader, as part of a potential prisoner swap with Turkey.

The scrutiny of Mr. Giuliani by federal prosecutors goes to whether some of his activities broke foreign lobbying laws. The prosecutors are looking in particular at Mr. Giuliani’s efforts to undermine the American ambassador to Ukraine then, Marie L. Yovanovitch, one person familiar with the case has said. The question would be whether he did so at the behest of, or to benefit, Ukrainian officials with whom he worked, some of whom had been intensely critical of Ms. Yovanovitch. Mr. Giuliani has denied any wrongdoing.

Federal law requires American citizens to disclose to the Justice Department any contacts with the government or media in the United States at the direction or request of foreign politicians, government officials or state-controlled companies, regardless of whether they pay for the representation. Prosecuting violations of the law, the Foreign Agents Registration Act, has become a growing priority for the Justice Department.

Beyond the legal issues, the appearance that Mr. Giuliani has been profiting from his role working for the president has raised ethical questions about his conduct.

In the case of his recent meeting at the Justice Department, Mr. Giuliani declined to identify the client or subject covered, saying, “None of your business.” He said he was one of several lawyers working on the case who attended.

“It’s a completely privileged meeting,” he said, “but it was a perfectly appropriate meeting.”

Mr. Giuliani requested the meeting to discuss a case related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which bars Americans from bribing foreign officials, according to people familiar with the meeting. They said it was attended by Brian A. Benczkowski, the assistant attorney general in charge of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division.

A former federal prosecutor and mayor of New York who built an international consulting business over the last two decades, Mr. Giuliani saw the demand for his services spike in April 2018 when he joined the legal team helping Mr. Trump navigate the special counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Some of the people involved with Mr. Giuliani’s deals have already come under law enforcement scrutiny.

Lev Parnas, the Ukrainian-American businessman whose company paid Mr. Giuliani $500,000, was arrested last week along with three associates on campaign finance charges.

Mr. Giuliani suggested that the money he received from a company called Fraud Guarantee that is co-owned by Mr. Parnas came from investors in the company. He declined to name the investors.

“I know exactly where it came from,” he said. “It wasn’t Russian money. It was American money.”

Among the recipients of an illegal straw donation that Mr. Parnas made using money from Igor Fruman, one of the associates arrested along with him, prosecutors alleged, was a congressman who they asked to help remove Ms. Yovanovitch, the American ambassador. She was seen by Mr. Parnas as blocking his efforts with Mr. Fruman to pursue deals in the gas industry in Ukraine, and by Trump allies as blocking the partisan investigations sought by the president.

The congressman is not named in the indictment, but is Pete Sessions, Republican of Texas. He held a fund-raiser last year featuring Mr. Giuliani, which Mr. Parnas and Mr. Fruman planned to attend, according to an associate. Mr. Sessions lost his re-election race last year, and was subpoenaed this year for records related to his dealings with Mr. Parnas and Mr. Giuliani, according to people familiar with the request.

House impeachment investigators have subpoenaed records from Mr. Giuliani related to his work with Mr. Parnas and Mr. Fruman, as well as various Giuliani clients in Ukraine.

Impeachment investigators also have subpoenaed records from Mr. Giuliani related to a business called 45 Energy Group. The entity is a division of a company called 45 Group, which is owned by Healy E. Baumgardner, a former Trump campaign aide. The 45 Group was paid $425,000 by a foreign company seeking to build American support for the ethane/methane project in Uzbekistan.

The 45 Group paid one of Mr. Giuliani’s consulting companies some portion of that money to enlist his help.

Mr. Giuliani said he “advised on that deal” and had worked on projects “over the years” with Ms. Baumgardner, who worked on Mr. Giuliani’s 2008 presidential campaign.

Mr. Giuliani agreed to travel to Uzbekistan in early May to review the project, according to two people familiar with the plans, who said the foreign company’s goal was to lend the appearance of support from Mr. Trump. But Mr. Giuliani never made the trip, and the company has since asked for money back from Ms. Baumgardner.

She said that her team “fulfilled our consulting duties,” but that she and Mr. Giuliani severed their connection to the project when she learned of the discussions with potential partners linked to the Chinese government, which could have required her and Mr. Giuliani to register as foreign agents for the project.

She said her company “adheres to all U.S. laws” and ascribes to “the highest ethics,” and she accused the Democrats who control the House of “unfairly targeting and harassing private citizens, like myself.” She said, “I won’t be bullied or intimidated by their witch hunts.”

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CNN’s April Ryan backs out as moderator of Buttigieg event after backlash

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CNN White House correspondent and political analyst April Ryan pulled out as moderator of a campaign event for 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg on Friday after receiving backlash for being on the bill for what turned out to be a fundraiser.

As soon as critics pointed out that Ryan was participating in a fundraiser, Ryan clarified that she would not be participating.

“I agreed to interview Pete Buttigieg this weekend — the campaign was not clear that the venue would be a fundraiser,” Ryan tweeted. “We’ll be rescheduling the interview to a more appropriate time/place. Looking forward to asking him the tough questions the [American Urban Radio Network] audience wants answers to.”

What was billed as a “grassroots event” was slated to be a one-on-one sit-down between the journalist and the South Bend, Ind. mayor. It was scheduled for Saturday in Washington, D.C. Tickets ranged from $15 to $500.

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Ryan, who is an outspoken critic of President Trump, recently posted about her relationship with Buttigieg, revealing he invited her as his guest to the Congressional Black Caucus dinner.

“Thank you @PeteButtigieg for inviting me to be your guest at the CBC Dinner,” Ryan said. “The last time I was invited to the dinner by a presidential candidate was @barackobama. You know what happened after that!”

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As Inquiry Widens, McConnell Is Said to See Impeachment Trial as Inevitable

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WASHINGTON — It was only a few weeks ago that the top Senate Republican was hinting that his chamber would make short work of impeachment.

But this week, Senator Mitch McConnell sat his colleagues down over lunch in the Capitol and warned them to prepare for an extended impeachment trial of President Trump.

According to people who were there, he came equipped with a PowerPoint presentation, complete with quotes from the Constitution, as he schooled fellow senators on the intricacies of a process he portrayed as all but inevitable.

Few Republicans are inclined to convict Mr. Trump on charges that he abused his power to enlist Ukraine in an effort to smear his political rivals. Instead, Mr. McConnell sees the proceedings as necessary to protect a half a dozen moderates in states like Maine, Colorado and North Carolina who face re-election next year and must show voters they are giving the House impeachment charges a serious review.

It’s people like Senator Susan Collins of Maine who will be under immense political pressure as they decide the president’s fate.

“To overturn an election, to decide whether or not to convict a president is about as serious as it gets,” Ms. Collins said.

Mr. McConnell is walking a careful line of his own in managing the fast-moving impeachment process. On Friday, the senator wrote a scathing op-ed criticizing the president’s decision to pull back troops from northern Syria, calling it a “grave strategic mistake.” But Mr. McConnell views it as his role to protect a president of his own party from impeachment and in a recent fund-raising video, he vowed to stop it.

The mood among Republicans on Capitol Hill has shifted from indignant to anxious as a parade of administration witnesses has submitted to closed-door questioning by impeachment investigators and corroborated central elements of the whistle-blower complaint that sparked the inquiry.

They grew more worried still on Thursday, after Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, undercut the president’s defense by saying that Mr. Trump had indeed withheld security aid from Ukraine in order to spur an investigation of his political rivals. Mr. Mulvaney later backtracked, but the damage was done.

“I couldn’t believe it — I was very surprised that he said that,” said Representative Francis Rooney, Republican of Florida, who mocked Mr. Mulvaney’s attempts to take back comments that had been broadcast live from the White House briefing room.

“It’s not an Etch A Sketch,” Mr. Rooney said, miming the tipping movement that erases the toy drawing board. “There were a lot of Republicans looking at that headline yesterday when it came up, I certainly was.”

Senator Lisa Murkowski — an Alaskan Republican who is seen as potentially open to removing Mr. Trump from office — told reporters that a president should never engage in the kinds of actions that Mr. Mulvaney appeared to acknowledge.

“You don’t hold up foreign aid that we had previously appropriated for a political initiative,” she said. “Period.”

Still, Republicans said they did not detect a significant shift that would pose a serious threat to the president in the Senate. It would require 20 Republicans to side with Democrats in convicting Mr. Trump, and few observers believe that will happen.

Mr. McConnell, his allies said, regards the impeachment fight in much the same way as he did the struggle last year to confirm Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, in which he was primarily concerned with protecting his Senate majority by insulating vulnerable incumbents. Then, as now, they said, Mr. McConnell is focused on keeping Republicans as united as possible, while allowing those with reservations about Mr. Trump’s conduct and their own political considerations to justify their decision to their constituents.

“I think he will play it straight,” said Senator John Cornyn, Republican of Texas and a close McConnell ally, who noted his party’s narrow voting margin. “I don’t think he has any alternative. When you are operating with 53 you have thin margins and you can’t jam anybody or you end up with undesirable consequences.”

Mr. McConnell has told colleagues he expects the House to impeach Mr. Trump quickly, possibly by Thanksgiving, an educated hunch based on the pace of the inquiry so far and Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to keep the inquiry narrowly focused on Mr. Trump’s dealings with Ukraine. He plans to move swiftly too, he told colleagues, using the approach of Christmas to force the Senate to complete its work before the beginning of 2020.

Yet an impeachment trial is a spectacle that is by its nature unpredictable, and most of the senators who will act as jurors were not around for the last one, of Bill Clinton in 1999. Mr. McConnell reminded senators that Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. would preside over the trial, and would have wide latitude in handling motions that might be made, including any motion to dismiss the charges that Republicans might try to put forward to short circuit the process.

Mr. McConnell’s declaration that the Senate would move forward was in part designed to show he had no choice, an effort to deflect criticism from conservatives outraged that the Senate would even consider impeachment.

On Wednesday, Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, pushed for Senate Republicans to write a letter to Ms. Pelosi declaring that they would not remove the president. But some senators raised objections, worrying that some of their colleagues would not want to sign on, a result that would expose disunity among Republicans. Mr. Graham’s colleagues said they believe they staved off the letter, which they viewed as a mistake.

Mr. McConnell has made it clear that he plans to sit down with Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, the Democratic leader, to see if they can find a mutually acceptable way to move forward as Democrats and Republicans did in 1999 when they unanimously agreed on the framework for the impeachment trial. The Senate is much more polarized now, though Mr. Schumer this week held out hope.

“We have to do this trial in a fair and bipartisan way and I hope that Leader McConnell would obey those strictures,” Mr. Schumer said. In the battle for Senate control, Democrats have their own political risks to consider since impeachment could prompt a backlash against some of their candidates if enough voters conclude that the president was pursued unfairly.

Just 15 senators remain in office from the time Mr. Clinton was put on trial. Mr. McConnell warned them of the weight of the trial, where they can be required to be on the floor all afternoon six days a week without speaking — a major challenge for senators who relish their chances to be heard.

“It will mean day after day sitting in chamber, listening to the two sides, writing questions for them to answer that go through the chief justice,” said Ms. Collins, one of the Republicans who voted to acquit Mr. Clinton 20 years ago. “Members who have not been through this before will find it is a great deal of work.”

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Michael Moore endorses Bernie Sanders: ‘He isn’t afraid to say capitalism is the problem’

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Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., for president on Friday. He said Sanders isn’t “afraid” to say that capitalism is the problem.

Moore revealed on MSNBC that he will make a formal appearance at a Sanders campaign rally over the weekend. 

“Why me for Bernie? Because Bernie understands that capitalism and the greedy form of capitalism, especially that we have now, is at the core of so many of the problems that we’re talking about. And he’s not afraid to come out and just say that — that it’s the problem,” Moore said, adding that he thinks Bernie could beat President Trump.

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The Oscar-winning filmmaker said he endorsed Sanders “30 years ago” when he ran for Congress, adding that the politician’s two other major backers at the time were the founders of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream.

Last month, the “Fahrenheit 9/11” director suggested that one of Sanders’ rivals, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass, doesn’t believe it when she calls herself a “capitalist,” a label she has repeatedly given herself.

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Kamala Harris aide mocked for sharing doctored Trump-Pelosi photo, later deletes tweet

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A top aide for 2020 presidential hopeful Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., was widely mocked for sharing a photoshopped image of a White House photo that went viral this week, which he later deleted.

Harris’s national press secretary Ian Sams tweeted out his own version of the image showing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., offering a fiery reaction to President Trump across the table — but Sams’ image showed his candidate as the president instead.

“Time for an upgrade,” Sams captioned the tweet.

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The tweet, which has since been deleted, opened a floodgate of criticism, many questioning the logic behind the altered image.

“So you’re saying Kamala will do a better job implementing Trump’s agenda than Trump? You thought through this well,” Washington Examiner’s Siraj Hashmi said.

“I can’t wait until Nancy Pelosi is berating my boss!'” former 2020 presidential candidate Mike Gravel said.

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Others created images of their own, some pointing out the blue outline that was left in the image of Harris, which sparked “Star Wars” comparisons.

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Prince Harry says mom Princess Diana’s death is a ‘wound that festers’

Princess Diana died 22 years ago, but much of that pain is still fresh for Prince Harry, who was only 12 years old at the time.

In the documentary “Harry & Meghan: An African Journey,” Prince Harry, now 35, reflected on his mother and the work she did. Diana passed away in 1997 from injuries she sustained in a Paris car crash while being chased by paparazzi. She was 36.

Journalist Tom Bradby asked Harry whether he’s at peace, or if he feels that Diana’s loss is still a festering wound.

“I think probably a wound that festers,” Harry said. “I think being part of this family, in this role, in this job, every single time I see a camera, every single time I hear a click, every single time I see a flash, it takes me straight back, so in that respect it’s the worst reminder of her life as opposed to the best.”

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Princess Diana with her son Prince Harry. (Reuters)

Harry’s recent 10-day tour of Africa with wife Meghan Markle and the couple’s 5-month-old son Archie included many missions similar to those practiced by his mother during her 1997 visit, including clearing minefields in Angola.

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“Being here now 22 years later trying to finish what she started will be incredibly emotional, but everything that I do reminds me of her,” the Duke of Sussex said. “But as I said, with the role, with the job, with the sort of pressures that come with that, I get reminded of the bad stuff, unfortunately.”

Harry also compared the treatment of the Dutchess of Sussex, 38, by tabloids to that of his mother, calling them a “ruthless campaign.”

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Trump officials say aid to Puerto Rico was knowingly stalled after Hurricane Maria

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Mitch McConnell: Trump’s ‘Nightmare’ Syria Withdrawal Threatens To Bring Terror Home

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) lambasted President Donald Trump’s decision to pull U.S. troops from Syria in an op-ed Friday, calling the move a “grave strategic mistake” that threatens to bring “terror to our shores.”

“The combination of a U.S. pullback and the escalating Turkish-Kurdish hostilities is creating a strategic nightmare for our country,” McConnell warned in The Washington Post. The events have “set back the United States’ campaign against the Islamic State and other terrorists. Unless halted, our retreat will invite the brutal Assad regime in Syria and its Iranian backers to expand their influence.”

McConnell also noted that “we are ignoring Russia’s efforts to leverage its increasingly dominant position in Syria to amass power and influence throughout the Middle East and beyond. … Predictably, our adversaries seem to be relishing these developments.”

The Kentucky senator pointed to his experience working with three presidential administrations since the Sept. 11 terror attacks and learning that the threat from groups like the self-described Islamic State, also known as ISIS, “is real and cannot be wished away,” he warned.

He pointed out that the U.S. is “not in this fight alone,” and has relied on local forces, including the Kurds, in the fight against ISIS. “Ironically, Syria had been a model for this increasingly successful approach,” McConnell noted. 

“We saw humanitarian disaster and a terrorist free-for-all after we abandoned Afghanistan in the 1990s, laying the groundwork for 9/11,” McConnell wrote. “We will see these things anew in Syria and Afghanistan if we abandon our partners and retreat from these conflicts before they are won.” 

Earlier this month, Trump agreed to cede the battlefield in northeast Syria to Turkey, which began attacking Kurdish residents of the region almost immediately.

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Hailey Bieber will dress up and eat candy ‘for the glory of God’ to celebrate Halloween, she says

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Despite Instagram followers claiming she’s a “fake Christian” for celebrating Halloween, Hailey Bieber is planning on dressing up and eating as much candy as she wants.

Bieber came under fire from her Christian fans for celebrating the holiday, which is skipped by some over the belief that it’s a pagan practice.

In a post to her Instagram Story, Bieber shared her thoughts on why her upcoming celebrations are perfectly appropriate.

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“I’m a Christian,” the 22-year-old model’s post read, Yahoo Entertainment reported. “Do you have any idea what that means historically? It means I redefine everything in culture. Pagan Feast of Winter Solstice? Oh, that’s now JESUS BIRTHDAY. Pagan Feast of Spring Planting? Oh that’s now EASTER WEEKEND. Pagan Celtic Festival involving dressing up and warding off evil spirits?

“Oh now it’s All Saints Day and we celebrate the victorious church that has overcome the VICTORIOUS CHURCH THAT HAS OVERCOME THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB!!! CANDY PLEASE!!!”

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Bieber went on to say that she is “not afraid of the world.”

“I’m not afraid of any devil or demon or incantation,” she said. “They are terrified of me. Halloween is now MY HOLIDAY and I am claiming all the candy for the glory of God and the celebration of the saints. What now? I’ll dress up however I like! My favorite characters, pop culture stuff, whatever. It’s my party and you’re invited. I’m alive today and a saint tomorrow. Give me candy.”

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Bieber also previously posted on her Instagram Story asking for fans to help her pick a costume. She revealed that she liked the idea of dressing up as Catwoman, Harley Quinn or the Bride of Chucky.

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