MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow abruptly ended a segment of her show Tuesday night while describing the Trump administration’s use of “tender age” shelters to house migrant babies and toddlers being separated from their parents at the border.
The political commentator fought back tears while reading an Associated Press story describing the conditions. She struggled to get the words out and paused several times, telling her team to put up a graphic if possible. She started again, then apologized and said, “I think I’m going to have to hand this off.”
Veteran Texas country singer, songwriter and activist Willie Nelson has tweeted an invitation to President Trump to join him on tour — not a concert tour, but an inspection tour of detention centers in Nelson’s home state where immigrant children separated from their parents are being housed.
“Hey Donald this is @WillieNelson,” the 85-year-old artist posted through the Twitter account belonging to his wife, Annie D’Angelo. “Let’s go down to a border detention center together to better understand what’s happening down there?! Let’s talk!”
Nelson tagged several prominent lawmakers as well as MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow with the post, which comes on the heels of a statement he issued last week denouncing the Trump administration’s new “zero tolerance” enforcement policy on illegal immigration that has resulted in thousands of children being separated from their parents.
Producer Judd Apatow is rallying people in positions of power at Fox to protest Fox News’ coverage of the Trump administration, particularly its stance on the “zero tolerance” immigration policy that has been separating children from their parents at the southern border.
The prolific creator, whose work includes “Knocked Up” and “Girls,” has been tweeting profusely about the policy and went off on the conservative media landscape in recent days.
Apatow said he hasn’t worked for Fox since 2002, and on Monday he urged showrunners and talent to speak up about the cable news network’s dearth of coverage of the immigration policy, equating the Trump administration’s tactics to kidnapping, ransom and a hostage crisis.
Local weathercaster Jackie Johnson is leaving CBS 2 Los Angeles to focus on being a mom.
The decision comes after Johnson and her husband welcomed their first child, Bridgette, in January.
“It’s a bittersweet time for me,” Johnson said in a statement to The Times on Monday. “I’ve been blessed to have had this amazing career with KCBS and KCAL. But right now, my priority is to stay at home and raise our baby girl.”
Actress Heather Locklear has reportedly been hospitalized for psychiatric evaluation after emergency personnel were called to the “Melrose Place” alum’s home on Sunday.
At about 3:50 p.m, authorities were called to the 4900 block of Summit View Drive in Thousand Oaks, according to Capt. Garo Kuredjian of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office.
“When they responded, they discovered a patient who needed medical help. That person was evaluated there and was later transported to a local hospital for further treatment,” Kuredjian told The Times on Monday.