Welcome to the White Trash, er, we mean, White House.
In a move that “Saturday Night Live” is definitely going to appreciate, President Donald Trump invited former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin to dinner on Wednesday and told her “to bring some friends,” according to Spin.
And just what friends did she bring? Rockers Ted “The Nuge” Nugent and Kid Rock.
Yes, that Ted Nugent — the man who made many threatening statements about President Barack Obama during his tenure — was a guest in the White House.
Nugent was joined during the occasion by his wife, Shemane Deziel Nugent, and Kid Rock was accompanied by his fiancee Audrey Berry.
The guests posed behind President Trump’s desk, where he was sitting, and the image has gone viral on Twitter.
While they were at the White House, Kid Rock, Palin and Nugent took the opportunity to troll former first lady and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton by posing for a picture next to a painting of Clinton while making disapproving faces.
O’Reilly’s golden parachute
Fox News’ former star personality, Bill O’Reilly, will leave the network with the equivalent of one year’s salary — or $25 million, according to two people familiar with the settlement terms.
Parent company 21st Century Fox on Wednesday fired O’Reilly, 67, after investigators retained by the company began reviewing allegations of sexual harassment and payouts to women who brought grievances against Fox News’ biggest star.
O’Reilly’s ouster came just 18 days after disclosures of sexual harassment complaints and settlements by multiple women, and a call last week to Fox’s corporate hotline by Wendy Walsh, who alleged that O’Reilly promised her a coveted spot appearing on his show but reneged after she refused to have sex with him.
O’Reilly’s firing was an inglorious end to a spectacular career with Fox News.
Soul singer Gooding dies
Cuba Gooding Sr., lead singer of the soul group the Main Ingredient and father of Cuba Gooding Jr., the Oscar-winning actor, died Thursday at the age of 72, according to Entertainment Weekly.
Gooding Sr. was apparently found dead in a car in Woodland Hills area of Los Angeles. Police said there was no indication of foul play.
Gooding and the Main Ingredient were known for the 1970s hits “Everybody Plays the Fool” and “Just Don’t Want to be Lonely,” according to Entertainment Weekly.
Singer Sydney Sierota of Echosmith is 20. … Actor James McAvoy is 38. … Rapper Michael Franti of Spearhead is 51. … Singer Iggy Pop is 70.