Ronnie Ortiz-Magro: Livestreamed Altercation ‘Should’ve Never Been Made Public’

Ronnie Ortiz-Magro is apologizing hours after his livestreamed altercation with estranged girlfriend Jen Harley.

“I want to apologize to my family, friends and fans. This is a private matter that should have never been made public. I remain focused on my daughter and she is my number one priority,” the Jersey Shore star said in a new statement shared on Twitter and Instagram Story Monday afternoon.

Ortiz-Magro’s statement comes hours after Harley aired an argument between her and the reality star on Instagram Live. “Put your hands on me again,” he could be heard saying in the background. “Seriously?” she replied before he continued, “Put your f—ing hands on me again,” he said. “I dare you. I f—ing dare you.”

Harley, who is already mom to son Mason from a previous relationship, has since made her Instagram account private.

Ortiz-Magro, 32, and Harley had been dating for over a year. They welcomed their first child together, a baby girl named Ariana Sky, on April 3. E! News was the first to report on Monday that the couple has broken up.

Ronnie Magro

The arguments back and forth all began when Ortiz-Magro alleged in a series of posts that Harley was keeping “sex videos” with an ex. On Sunday evening, the MTV star apologized for his actions with a since-deleted note that was shared on his Instagram story.

“I want to apologize for earlier to my fans, and especially @tater_tot_kitty. I acted on my gut and not rationally. I should’ve never acted in such a [manner]. My deepest [apologies],” he wrote, tagging Harley’s Instagram account.

Jen Harley and Ronnie Magro

Jen Harley and Ronnie Magro

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Drama between Ortiz-Magro and Harley has played out in the current MTV revival, Jersey Shore Family Vacation. Last week, viewers saw Ortiz-Magro break down in tears, admitting he “crossed the line” after bringing home a girl from the club in Miami.

Jersey Shore Family Vacation airs Thursdays (8 p.m. ET) on MTV.

Nearly a dozen suspected caravan members face new DOJ complaints, most accused of breaking into US

Nearly a dozen people suspected of traveling through Mexico to the U.S. border as part of the immigrant “caravan” from Central America are now facing new complaints for immigration-related violations, including entering the U.S. illegally.

A federal law enforcement official told Fox News on Monday that the Justice Department has filed complaints against 11 suspected members of the caravan.

MEMBERS OF MIGRANT CARAVAN REMAIN DEFIANT AFTER US AGAIN DENIES BORDER ENTRY

Most of the defendants allegedly entered the U.S. illegally, which is a misdemeanor. One defendant is accused of having entered the U.S. after having previously been deported, which is a felony.

Defendants, according to the probable cause statement, were seen near an area known to border patrol agents as “Goat Canyon,” roughly four miles from the San Ysidro port of entry in San Diego, California.

Two of those facing new complaints are Salvadorans, six are Hondurans and three are Guatemalans.

The “caravan” of Central Americans started moving toward North America on March 25. The group of around 200 immigrants traveled through Mexico to the U.S. in an effort to seek asylum at the American border.

Most of those who have been trying to enter the U.S. remain stalled in Mexico after Customs and Border Protection said Sunday that the agency “reached capacity at the San Ysidro port of entry for CBP officers to be able to bring additional persons traveling without appropriate entry documentation into the port of entry for processing.”

President Trump, who has often tweeted about the immigrants, said Monday night that the “‘caravan’ that is openly defying our border shows how weak & ineffective U.S. immigration laws are.”

He added that “Democrats like Jon Tester continue to support the open borders agenda – Tester even voted to protect Sanctuary Cities. We need lawmakers who will put America First.”

Trump called for Tester, the Montana seantor, to resign on Saturday following a White House report disputing his allegations against the president’s pick for the next secretary of Veterans Affairs, Adm. Ronny Jackson. Jackson ultimately withdrew.

Fox News’ William Lajeunesse contributed to this report.

Jake Gibson is a producer working at the Fox News Washington bureau who covers politics, law enforcement and intelligence issues.

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Kirstjen Nielsen tells Fox News more than a dozen known or suspected terrorists try to enter US each day

More than a dozen known or suspected terrorists are trying to get into the U.S. on any given day, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told Fox News, citing new data provided to the department.

“People think of border security in very different way but to me it’s very simple: border security is national security,” Nielsen said. “What we see at the Department of Homeland Security, we see 15 terrorists either planning to travel or actually traveling to the United States each day, known and suspected terrorists. So that means they are coming through our legal land, port and air but they could be coming across that (southwest) border.”

In New York City for a series of recent closed-door threat and intelligence meetings, Nielsen spoke exclusively with Fox News at Ground Zero — not far from the October 2017 attack where an ISIS-inspired terrorist used a truck to kill eight people along the West Side Highway.

“Using the Internet, terrorist groups are encouraging followers to bring your own weapon, use a car, use a truck, use a knife, something you can easily pick up, and go and commit chaos and murder,” Nielsen explained.

The Chief of Counterterrorism at the New York City Police Department, James R. Waters, said personal relationships matter. “Being able to pick up the phone and speak to the secretary herself or her immediate staff and discuss an issue or a problem to protect the city is invaluable.”

Waters’ intelligence teams track events worldwide, including the attempted poisoning in the U.K. targeting a Russian military officer-turned-spy and his daughter last month. “We study attacks around the world and if something can be done over there, it can be done over here,”  Waters explained to Fox News. “So that has been the secret to some of our success in thwarting plots… we follow the threat. We follow the attacks that go on. We travel to those parts of the world and talk one-to-one with the law enforcement and their governments.”

Waters said that since 9/11, his teams have thwarted “more than 20 plots. Bona fide plots” targeting the New York City area.

With the Supreme Court now weighing the third version of the travel ban affecting a small group of mostly Muslim countries, Nielsen said the Trump administration remains committed to knowing who’s entering the U.S., and whether their home nations are high-risk.

“What we’ve done as a country is, we’ve said we owe it to our citizens to know who is traveling here and if they intend to do us harm.”

Asked if the administration was dissuaded from the travel ban given the setbacks, Nielsen said, “I’m not. I think it’s a requirement, I think that’s what Americans expect their government to do, is to ensure that people traveling here do not intend to do them harm.”

Nielsen said that in her first four months on the job, her department has run into roadblocks with Congress. On funding for the border wall, she said lawmakers “all say to me, ‘we’re in favor of border security, border security is our sovereignty, border security is the most important thing a country can do,’ and yet when we try to work with them on legislation it falls apart. So, I really hope that they take it seriously. I’m willing to work with anyone in good faith who will work with me but it’s very high on the president’s mind to get this done as soon as possible.”

Speaking about the recent deployment of National Guard troops to the Mexican border, “I don’t know why it was controversial. We’ve done this twice before to much success.” Asked if that was a measure of the politically charged environment, Nielsen said, “I think so.”

Nielsen pushed back against critics who said she got the top job because she worked for the administration’s first DHS chief, John Kelly, now the White House chief of staff.

“I worked at the crossroads of policy and operations,” Nielsen told Fox News. “I kind of bring all that experience together because homeland security is a team sport, and I’ve played almost every role, every player, every team. So from that perspective I think I bring that uniqueness so that policy is never made in a vacuum and operations are never made in such a way as to violate a policy.”

Almost every homeland security secretary makes the pilgrimage to Engine 10, ladder 10 near the World Trade Center site.

“It’s moving, a reaffirmation of why we do this, the importance of the mission, the sacrifice of the first responders who on a good day put their lives on the line to protect our fellow citizens.”

Catherine Herridge is an award-winning Chief Intelligence correspondent for FOX News Channel (FNC) based in Washington, D.C. She covers intelligence, the Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security. Herridge joined FNC in 1996 as a London-based correspondent.

Nearly a dozen caravan members face new DOJ complaints, most accused of breaking into US

Nearly a dozen people suspected of traveling through Mexico to the U.S. border as part of the immigrant “caravan” from Central America are now facing new complaints for immigration-related violations, including entering the U.S. illegally.

A federal law enforcement official told Fox News on Monday that the Justice Department has filed complaints against 11 suspected members of the caravan.

MEMBERS OF MIGRANT CARAVAN REMAIN DEFIANT AFTER US AGAIN DENIES BORDER ENTRY

Most of the defendants allegedly entered the U.S. illegally, which is a misdemeanor. One defendant is accused of having entered the U.S. after having previously been deported, which is a felony.

Defendants, according to the probable cause statement, were seen near an area known to border patrol agents as “Goat Canyon,” roughly four miles from the San Ysidro port of entry in San Diego, California.

Two of those facing new complaints are Salvadorans, six are Hondurans and three are Guatemalans.

The “caravan” of Central Americans started moving toward North America on March 25. The group of around 200 immigrants traveled through Mexico to the U.S. in an effort to seek asylum at the American border.

Most of those who have been trying to enter the U.S. remain stalled in Mexico after Customs and Border Protection said Sunday that the agency “reached capacity at the San Ysidro port of entry for CBP officers to be able to bring additional persons traveling without appropriate entry documentation into the port of entry for processing.”

President Trump, who has often tweeted about the immigrants, said Monday night that the “‘caravan’ that is openly defying our border shows how weak & ineffective U.S. immigration laws are.”

He added that “Democrats like Jon Tester continue to support the open borders agenda – Tester even voted to protect Sanctuary Cities. We need lawmakers who will put America First.”

Trump called for Tester, the Montana seantor, to resign on Saturday following a White House report disputing his allegations against the president’s pick for the next secretary of Veterans Affairs, Ronny Jackson. Jackson ultimately withdrew.

Fox News’ William Lajeunesse contributed to this report.

Jake Gibson is a producer working at the Fox News Washington bureau who covers politics, law enforcement and intelligence issues.

Ashley Judd Sues Harvey Weinstein for Damaging Her Career

Ashley Judd

Sues Harvey Weinstein

You Damaged My Career Because I Turned You Down!!!

4/30/2018 4:15 PM PDT

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Ashley Judd‘s chances of landing a role on “Lord of the Rings” got torpedoed after she turned down Harvey Weinstein‘s alleged sexual demands … so she says in a new lawsuit.

The actress is suing the disgraced movie mogul for defamation and sexual harassment … claiming he damaged her career by getting her blacklisted from movie roles — including Peter Jackson‘s enormously successful franchise — as retaliation for turning him down.

In docs, obtained by TMZ, Judd claims Weinstein falsely told Jackson that she was a nightmare who should be avoided at all costs. Jackson’s previously said Weinstein told him to blacklist certain female actresses, including Judd.

Ashley was one of the first women to go public about Weinstein’s sexual misconduct. She had said she went to see Weinstein for a business meeting and he got sexually aggressive before she fled his hotel room.

In the suit, Judd says in a desperate attempt to escape, she engaged in a mock bargain with him, suggesting she would consider letting him touch her only if she won an Academy Award in one of his films. Weinstein said, “When you get nominated.” She responded, “No, when I win,” and left the room.

Judd’s suing for damages and says she’ll donate the money to charity. 

Clemens Children Recover after Accident Killed Parents

The four children who barely survived a car crash on April 7 that killed their parents and 2-month-old sister are beginning to heal as they gain strength from each other in the hospital, says their great aunt, Teresa Burrell.

Jim, 31, and Karisa Clemens, 29 — and 2-month-old sister Juliana Clemens were killed on April 7 when their family’s car collided with an SUV, KTKS reported.

The children’s tragic plight gained nationwide attention on Friday after a touching photograph of Angela, 8, and Wyatt, 4, seeing each other for the first time went viral.

And on Saturday at the Cook Children’s Medical Center, the two siblings were reunited with their brother Zachary, 5, for the first time since the accident. Their 2-year-old brother, Nicholas, has been released from the hospital.

Burrell, who has been at the hospital for the children, says that witnessing the children together for an hour was a “magical healing moment” and something that helped them all. The kids sang songs and the boys were able to eat ice cream. For Zachary, she says, he’s improved from the support he’s received from his siblings.

“We saw the strength and courage that these siblings give to one another,” Burrell wrote on Facebook. “Zachery has been really struggling and is having a hard time eating and taking his medicines. Besides the physical pain he experiences, he has been depressed.”

A Facebook fundraising campaign has raised $160,000 for the funeral arrangements and for the children who will need “extensive care for many months,” the page reads.

On Friday, Burrell wrote that Wyatt went from being paralyzed on his left side when he suffered strokes caused by the accident to taking his first steps in physical therapy. After going to visit Angie in her hospital room and holding hands, he said to her “Angie, I am going back to my room now.”

She then rolled over on her side, looked at Wyatt’s face and said, “Wyatt, I need you.”

“That active, sweet boy sat and held his sisters hand for another 25 minutes,” according to Burrell. “Wyatt doesn’t sit anywhere for 25 minutes. It was a sweet testament of the love these siblings have for one another.”

The San Angelo Standard-Times reported the five children were in the car with their parents coming back from a family outing at the time of the crash.

According to the Standard-Times, the Texas Department of Public Safety said they are investigating the crash. Neither the Texas Department of Public Saftey nor the Sterling County Sheriff’s Department immediately responded to PEOPLE’s request for comment about the crash.

Liberty Tax, where Jim was a manager, wrote on Facebook that “the more who know about these sweet children and the horrible accident they went through, the more people who pray for them.”

They added: “It is amazing seeing all the people who have reached out, donated, prayed, sent well wishes, and so much more.”

DWTS: Mirai Nagasu Talks Tonya Harding

Mirai Nagasu is a figure skater who made history at the 2018 Winter Olympics when she landed the rare and incredibly difficult triple axel jump, which made her the first U.S. female figure skater to land the jump during an Olympic competition. Now, she’s taking on the competition on season 26 of Dancing with the Stars, and she is blogging about her experience on the ABC reality show for PEOPLE. Follow Nagasu, 25, and her partner Alan Bersten, 23, on Twitter!

I talked about this show during the Olympics because dancing is one of my secret passions, and being on the show is something that I’ve wanted for a long time. I sometimes would go take hip-hop classes in Los Angeles, but I would always be really embarrassed. They go so fast, and I would never pick up the moves! This is my first time ballroom dancing and since I don’t want to get kicked off the first week, I’ve been practicing all the time.

When I had my first meeting with my partner Alan, I actually didn’t know who he was. I originally requested Mark Ballas, but he wasn’t doing the show. It’s a little bit like Match.com when it comes to pairing up the contestants with the pro dancers. The producers asked me, “What are you looking for in a partner?” I said I wanted someone who was really fun and ambitious, but also someone big who could lift me. But be careful what you wish for — I got big, old Alan! I feel like I have a new best friend in Alan because I spend all of my time with him. He’s been traveling with me during my Stars on Ice tour and so he sees me when I’m really exhausted and is always there to give me a hug and say, “It’s going to be okay.”

On Friday, we’re in Pittsburgh. Saturday, Detroit. Sunday, Chicago. Then we take a red eye flight to our first Dancing with the Stars show on Monday. This little stretch before the show I’m really nervous about because I have to rehearse alone since Alan couldn’t come with me. People think that figure-skaters have an advantage, but honestly, I’m such a free spirit. Alan tells me all the time, “It’s hard to dance with you because you won’t let me lead you where I want you to.” I’ve been taught to be so strong with my posture, and I think it’s hard for Alan that I’m in control of my body at all times. In ballroom dancing, there’s this thing called connection. If Alan pushes, I have to push. Sometimes I forget and he’ll be like, “Where are you? Are you in there?” I have the perfect teacher, and even though Alan is younger than me, he’s not afraid of putting me in my place. He’s a pusher, and he’s a motivator. As an Olympic figure skater, I’m super competitive, and I appreciate that he has a motivation to win this.

This competition is different from the Olympics in that men and women don’t compete against each other in individual events on the figure skating stage. Adam [Rippon] and I brought home the bronze together, so I don’t necessarily feel I’m competing against him for this. We have a lot of rehearsal time at the same studio together which usually run for four hours, and it’s a long time to be by ourselves. We’ll sometimes pop over and we’ll say, “Hey, can we do a little show and tell?” It makes such a huge difference when there’s an audience. We’re helping each other to the finale. That’s our goal.

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When I met Tonya Harding, who’s also competing on the show, she didn’t know who I was. I told her that I figure skate, and she is the nicest person. She’s been working really hard, and she told me she lost 3 lbs. I wish I lost 3 lbs.! I haven’t told her yet that we both have made history by landing the triple axel, but I think she knows. She told me that she’s really proud of me because my ballroom dancing looks really good. I think that because the show is only two hours long, it’s hard to see how much work people put in. But let me tell you, we are all at the studio for at least four hours a day almost every day, six days a week.

Not only am I excited to compete with a partner, but I’m also excited to represent the Asian American community. Growing up, I didn’t see a lot of Asians on TV, so I really want to do my best to represent them well. At the Olympics, I had a moment after not making it at Sochi in 2014, and I want to keep fighting. Hopefully America gives me the chance to keep dancing.

Season 26 of Dancing with the Stars premieres Monday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

Newlywed Nurse Suffered Embolism Mid-Flight & Died

The family of a newlywed nurse who died after suffering from an embolism during an American Airlines flight in 2016 is suing the airline for wrongful death claiming the pilot refused to land.

Brittany Oswell, 25, was flying from Hawaii to Texas with her husband, Cory, when she began to feel “dizzy and disoriented” just three hours into the seven-hour flight, according to the family’s complaint obtained by WIS 10.

Her family alleged in their complaint that Oswell began slurring her speech and fainted, later vomiting and defecating over herself. They claimed a doctor on the flight, also a passenger, treated Oswell and told flight attendants an emergency landing needed to be made in order for the nurse to receive medical attention.

In the suit, the family alleges the doctor spoke to the plane’s pilot about Oswell’s symptoms, but he refused to land after speaking with another doctor on the ground.

Oswell’s family were told that her breathing and pulse stopped, causing the doctor and flight attendants to attempt to use a defibrillator on her, although “no shock was administered despite three attempts,” according to their complaint.

Brittany Oswell with husband Cory

Brittany Oswell with husband Cory

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Oswell never regained consciousness after she stopped breathing, the complaint said. She was immediately taken to Baylor Medical Center after the plane landed, but she was declared brain dead three days later and taken off life support, according to court documents.

Her mother, Tina Starks, told ABC News she blamed American Airlines for her daughter’s death and that she believed they should have diverted the flight.

“We absolutely felt like this was not taken very seriously,” Starks said. “She’s no longer here to do anything with us and it’s all because someone made a business decision to keep flying a plane when she needed emergency medical help that they could not provide because of inadequacies on board the flight.”

Her father, Chris Starks, added, “One person makes a decision and it changes our whole life, our outcome, everything.”

Oswell’s cause of death was due to an embolism and cardiac arrest during the flight, her family’s attorneys told ABC Columbia. Oswell’s family is now suing American Airlines for negligence for failing to divert the plane.

In a statement obtained by PEOPLE, the airline said, “We were deeply saddened by this event and our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to Mrs. Oswell’s loved ones. We take the safety of our passengers very seriously and we are looking into the details of the complaint.”

FIT Seeks to Revoke Bill Cosby’s Honorary Degree – WWD

Bill Cosby


FIT LOOKS TO REVOKE COSBY’S HONORARY DEGREE: The Fashion Institute of Technology seeks to join the growing list of universities that have rescinded Bill Cosby’s honorary degrees.

After consulting with a representative committee of its community, FIT on Monday recommended to the State University of New York — of which FIT is a part — that the degree be rescinded.

A decision by SUNY is expected on Wednesday.

The FIT committee agreed that Cosby’s conviction on Friday for aggravated sexual assault undermines the accomplishments that were cited for awarding the honorary degree and is injurious to the reputation of SUNY and the college. That behavior is inconsistent with the values embraced by FIT, as well as with those upheld by SUNY.

The degree was conferred in 2000 in recognition of Cosby’s professional accomplishments and long before allegations regarding his sexual misconduct were widely known. This is the first time that FIT has recommended that an honorary degree be revoked.

Universities that have recently revoked Cosby’s honorary degrees include Johns Hopkins University, Notre Dame, Carnegie Mellon University, Boston College, and Cosby’s alma mater, Temple University. More than a dozen schools, including Ohio State, Fordham, University of Pennsylvania, Oberlin, Swarthmore College and Marquette University had already revoked Cosby’s honorary degree before the start of the trial.