Relatively shocking: Bernie Sanders, Larry David are distant cousins

Published: Friday, October 06, 2017 @ 3:16 AM

Bernie Sanders And Larry David Find Out They Are Related

For Bernie Sanders and Larry David, it’s all relative.

Sanders, the U.S. senator from Vermont, and David, the man who lampooned him on “Saturday Night Live” during the 2016 election campaign, found out they were distant cousins.

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The PBS show “Finding Your Roots” released a clip of its Season 4 premiere on Tuesday, capturing the moment when both Sanders and David discovered they were related, Mediaite reported.

“What the hell?!” yelled David, the co-creator of “Seinfeld” and the creator-star of “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” 

“You’re kidding!” an equally surprised Sanders said. “This true?”

It was. On the show, which premieres Friday on PBS, series host Henry Louis Gates Jr. told both men that their DNA tests revealed they both had more than 97 percent Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry, Variety reported.

We are related?!

Yes, it's true. Watch U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and #LarryDavid find out they are related on tonight's Season 4 premiere of #FindingYourRoots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Watch the full episode: http://bit.ly/TheImpression

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Gates and his researchers were able to determine that the family of David’s mother came from the former Austro-Hungarian Empire, with his grandparents having been born in the city of Tarnopol, Poland. In addition to information about David’s grandparents, Gates and his team also uncovered that David’s mother was also born in Poland, Variety reported.

Sanders learned that his family also had roots in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, in a region known as Galicia, Variety reported. After World War I, Sanders’ relatives lived in what became part of what is now Poland. Most of the relatives of Sanders’ father remained in Europe and were killed by the Nazis during World War II, Variety reported. Sanders’ uncle was put to death for refusing to hand over a group of Jewish resistors.

Although it was supposed to be kept secret until the season premiere, David leaked the news that he was distantly related to Sanders over the summer, Mediaite reported. 

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Arrest made in death of rapper XXXTentacion

Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 9:25 AM

Authorities arrested Dedrick Williams, 22, on Wednesday, June 20, 2018.
Broward Sheriff's Office
Authorities arrested Dedrick Williams, 22, on Wednesday, June 20, 2018.(Broward Sheriff's Office)

Police in Florida have arrested a man in connection to the death of rapper XXXTentacion, who was shot and killed in Deerfield Beach on Monday, according to multiple reports.

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Broward Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Gina Carter confirmed Thursday that Dedrick Williams, 22, was arrested in connection to the death of 20-year-old Jahseh Onfroy, better known by his stage name XXXTentacion.

Broward County Jail records show Williams was charged with first-degree murder without premeditation, among other charges.

>> Rapper XXXTentacion shot, killed in South Florida

Onfroy was shot Monday outside a motorcycle dealership. Deputies said he was leaving RIVA Motorsports when he was approached by two armed people in an apparent robbery. At least one of them opened fire, hitting the rapper.

He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

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Ariana Grande engaged to ‘SNL’s’ Pete Davidson, reports say

Published: Monday, June 11, 2018 @ 5:19 PM

What You Need To Know: Ariana Grande

After just weeks of dating, Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson are reportedly engaged.

Us Weekly reported that, according to an unnamed source, the 24-year-olds “were telling people that they’re engaged” at Robert Pattinson’s birthday party in Los Angeles Saturday.

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“It’s a recent engagement. They’re just two people who found love quickly and make each other happy all the time. They both started talking about it this past weekend. It’s nothing they’ve been hiding,” a source close to the couple told People, which confirmed the news.

Related: Ariana Grande reportedly dating ‘SNL’ comedian Pete Davidson

The couple confirmed they were dating in the form of an Instagram post on Davidson’s account May 30. On Friday, Davidson posted another photo of himself and Grande. The next day, Grande posted a photo of the two.

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E! News reported that Davidson got two tattoos in tribute to Grande: a bunny ear mask behind his ear, in reference to her 2017 album cover for “Dangerous Woman,” and the initials AG on his thumb. On June 2, Grande performed at Wango Tango with a sparkler on her left ring finger.

Neither Davidson nor Grande hasn’t commented on the reports, but  Grande did somewhat cryptically tweet, “I love u (so much) OK bye,” punctuated with multiple emojis of a monkey covering its eyes. 

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Pete Davidson confirms engagement to Ariana Grande

Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 9:58 AM

What You Need To Know: Ariana Grande

“Saturday Night Live” comedian Pete Davidson has confirmed his whirlwind engagement to singer Ariana Grande.

The 24-year-old appeared on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” Wednesday and said he’s gotten support from other men on the street.

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“You know you didn’t have to get engaged to Ariana Grande to come on our show,” Fallon joked.

“But I did, though,” Davidson said. “I feel like I won a contest. It’s so sick. It’s so (expletive) lit. It’s so lit, it’s so funny when you’re walking down the street, dudes are walking by and (tipping their hat).

“Some guy came up to me and said, ‘Yo man, you like gave me hope.’ I didn’t know I was that ugly.” 

Getting more serious, Davidson admitted he was lucky to be with Grande.

“I’m a lucky (expletive),” he said. “I’m forever known as her plus-one.”

Davidson appeared to confirm the engagement before his “Tonight Show” appearance in the form of an Instagram post. In the photo, Davidson hold Grande in his lap and her reported $93,000 engagement ring is on display.

u know what you’d dream it be like ? it’s better than that

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The couple seems to be moving fast. According to TMZ, they purchased a $16 million apartment in New York. Refinery29 reported that, over the weekend, Grande made a post on her Instagram story that seemed to indicate that the couple moved in together. 

Reports emerged that Grande and Davidson were dating in May. 

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What Had Happened Was podcast: The Fosters’ Sherri Saum on super hot husband and having her magazines confiscated in Kettering

Published: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 3:37 PM

Kettering native Sherri Saum
Kettering native Sherri Saum

She didn’t wear combat boots — and maybe that made all the difference. 

Amelia Robinson chatted with actress Sherri Saum for the latest episode of the What Had Happened Was podcast. 

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The world knows Saum best for her role as Lena Adams Foster on the groundbreaking TV show “The Fosters,” but many in these parts know her best as the daughter of former “Dayton Daily News” copy editor Lois Saum of Kettering.  

Amelia and Sherri chat about Sherri’s upbringing in Kettering and how her fashion magazines weren’t exactly safe at Fairmont High School.

They also dished about the Fosters (and what Sherri is doing now), the parking situation in Dayton and the general hotness of Sherri’s husband, Kamar de los Reyes of “One Life to Live” fame. 

Amelia’s grandma Nellie, a major “One Live to Live fan,” would be proud. 

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Lois Saum accepts tulips on Easter from her daughters Sherri (on the left) and Lisa. Their cousin, Brian, is also in the photo.

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