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#1 #CardiB and #Offset have split after one year of marriage. Cardi announced the news in an Instagram video saying, “It’s nobody fault I guess we just grew out of love but we are not together anymore.” The couple welcomed their daughter, Kulture Kiari, earlier this summer. Co-hosts, what do you think? Sound off below👇🏽

Are you in a relationship?!💕🌍...(Follow @whereismysingername 🔥💎) . #cardib #offset #relationshipgoals

559 Likes, 10 Comments - WRLD IS YOUR🌎👑 (@whereismysingername) on Instagram: "Are you in a relationship?!💕🌍...(Follow @whereismysingername 🔥💎) . #cardib #offset..."

Cardi B says she and Offset have called it quits, he declares "y'all won"

Offset and Cardi B
Photo: Steve Granitz (Getty Images)

With the glitter-encrusted wreckage of Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson’s short-lived romance still smoldering, we bid adieu to another ubiquitous pop culture couple. “Bodak Yellow” rapper Cardi B and Migos’ Offset, who tied the knot last September, have officially called it quits. The couple have a daughter together, Kulture Kiari Cephus, who was born in July.

Cardi shared the news via Instagram, where she only referred to the rapper as “my daughter’s father.” Saying that “things just haven’t been working out between us for a long time,” she concluded that the couple “grew out of love.” She maintains that the pair will remain friends, and also adds that “it might take time to get a divorce.”

The split follows New York Times profile of Offset that paints Cardi as a stabilizing force in his life. “The difference that I’ve seen in him lately is that he’s in an adoring, loving relationship,” said his lawyer, Drew Findling. Later, Offset said that settling down has been “the best thing that’s happened to me personally, which helps me make the music, which helps my career.” He also hinted at a collaborative album between the two. “We haven’t even dropped an album yet. That’s a whole other realm.”

Of course, that album could very well happen, what with Cardi specifically mentioning the pair’s business relationship in her video. In fact, the Timesgoes so far as to say that “business is the couple’s romance language.”

But there are signs that Offset isn’t so happy about the split. As Complexpoints out in the below tweet, the rapper commented on Cardi’s video, saying, “y’all won.” Oof.

The Migos rapper’s debut solo album drops on December 14.

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#2 Alan Simpson Scarlett Ramey on Instagram: “Politics is but a fraction of how we make decisions. Let us remember those who have gone before and their positive additions to our lives! …”

 

 

George H.W. Bush remembered as someone ‘you would’ve wanted on your side,’ Sen. Alan Simpson eulogizes

Former Sen. Alan Simpson had mourners gathered at George H.W. Bush’s funeral laughing as he regaled tales from the pair’s longtime friendship.

Simpson, 87, recalled how Bush would spend time with him even when he wasn’t the most popular politician at that time. During one “dark period,” the former Wyoming senator said Bush invited him to Camp David for the weekend.

“My life in Washington was rather tumultuous. I went from the A-social list to the Z and never came back to the A,” Simpson said before adding, “At that time, his popularity rating was 93 percent. Mine was .93 percent.”

But Bush didn’t care about whether it was politically expedient to associate with his friend.

“There were staff members who told me not to do this,” Simpson said Bush told him. “But Al, this is about friendship and loyalty.”

Simpson said Bush was someone “you would’ve wanted on your side,” as he “never hated anyone.”

“The most decent and honorable person I ever met was my friend George Bush – one of nature’s noblemen. His epitaph, perhaps just a single letter, the letter L for loyalty,” Simpson, who stands at about 6'5" said. “It courses through his blood: loyalty to his country, loyalty to his family, loyalty to his friends, loyalty to the institutions of government and always, always, always a friend to his friends.”

"The most decent and honorable person I ever met was my friend George Bush – one of nature’s noblemen."

— Former Sen. Alan Simpson

Simpson praised Bush as a “class act, birth to death,” especially for his willingness to put what he thought was best for the country over partisan politics. He specifically recalled when Bush accepted a 1990 bipartisan budget deal that included a tax increase, despite his campaign pledge not to raise taxes.

Simpson said Bush would say, “When the really tough choices come, it’s the country, not me. It’s not about Democrats or Republicans. It’s for our country that I fought for.”

But he got those gathered at the funeral – including all of the presidents – to laugh when he said: “And he was a man of such great humility; those who travel the high road of humility in Washington, D.C., are not bothered by heavy traffic.”

Simpson had first been asked to give a eulogy for his friend in 2012 when Bush was hospitalized, The Washington Post reported. He said he cried while writing his speech so he wouldn’t cry when delivering it Wednesday.

Of his speech, he said Bush had one specific request.

“Relax,” Simpson deadpanned when he first took the podium. “George told me I only had 10 minutes. He was very direct about it; it wasn’t even funny.”

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#3 Lauren Bush Lauren My grandfather George HW Bush, who passed away peacefully last night, was the center of our family and truly a good and kind man publicly and privately. He is someone I always looked up to and his legacy of service lives on in so many ways. In a letter he wrote to me three days after I was born in 1984, he said- “It’s a funny thing- when you get older, even if you have an exciting life surrounded by interesting people and having a chance to meet all the world’s leaders- even with all that-what counts is family and love. We love you already, more than tongue can tell. Devotedly, Gampy” 💙 Gampy, I love you and miss you more than tongue can tell!

Loving the new @feed Fall collection- inspired by the field for women in any field ✨(plus we now offer some pretty rad monogramming)!

1,347 Likes, 25 Comments - Lauren Bush Lauren (@laurenblauren) on Instagram: "Loving the new @feed Fall collection- inspired by the field for women in any field ✨(plus we now..."

George H.W. Bush's grandkids remember his kind spirit and final moments with "Gampy"

More than 1,000 invited guests will attend former President George H.W. Bush's state funeral on Wednesday morning, including many members of his extended family. Mr. Bush and his wife, Barbara, had 17 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

"CBS This Morning" co-host Norah O'Donnell sat down with Lauren and Pierce Bush, children of the former president's third son, Neil. Like their grandfather, both have committed themselves to public service. Lauren Bush Lauren founded Feed, a company dedicated to fighting world hunger. Pierce Bush is CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star in Texas, the organization's largest affiliate. He was in the room when his grandfather died on Friday.

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Lauren Bush Lauren

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"It was just really peaceful…and it was so clear to me, Norah. There was just a moment, a five-second moment…and it was so clear that his soul had left his body. And his, you know, my grandfather, Gampy, as we call him, was no longer there," Pierce said. "And there was no doubt in my mind that he was up in heaven being united with his maker and, obviously, being reunited with our grandmother, Ganny, and his daughter, Robin, and other loved ones. It was really just a really peaceful, peaceful moment."

Though Bush didn't write a memoir, many of his letters were assembled in his bestselling book "All The Best, George Bush." It lays out his humor, philosophy on life, and love for his family in thousands of personal notes. In a 1984 letter, he wrote, "It's a funny thing. When you get older, even if you have an exciting life surrounded by interesting people having a chance to meet all the world's leaders, even with all that, what counts is family and love. We love you already more than tongue can tell.'"

For his granddaughter Lauren, that letter "says it all."

"I mean, you know, he lived that exciting life, surrounded by world leaders, and had really interesting jobs. And yet he was very much grounded in his family and in this sense of love and kindness for those around him. That was true. That's not lip service," Lauren said.

The former president sent a letter to Pierce after he had wrecked his famous boat, Fidelity, just after graduating from college.

"The next night I also got a lashing from my grandmother…she was always loving, but showed more of a tough love than my grandfather. And I could see in his eyes, he could feel how, you know, embarrassed I was, how sensitive, my grandmother's words were kind of hitting me…and that evening when I went to dinner and I came back home, there was this amazing note….and it was addressed on the envelope. It said, 'To my main man, Pierce.' I just remember walking upstairs, in the big house, and just bawling right when I saw that note. First of all, for my grandfather to make it upstairs was really hard at that time….but then the note was just so typical of Gampy. It said, you know, 'Pierce, I remember days when I could do no right, but then I would go to bed…and the next day, the sun would embrace me, and all would be okay. You're a good man. You got a bad bout. All is okay. Life goes on. I love you more than tongue can tell.' Something like that 'and Ganny does, too. Gampy.' And it was just one of those notes that, you know, you're almost thankful that the boat incident happened so that you can treasure that. Because it's so valuable."

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Pierce Bush

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That gentle spirit is what Lauren hopes the country can learn from.

"His big line as president was 'a kinder, gentler nation' and I do think that is what it boils down to. That's what he wanted for this country. It's what he wanted for relationships and the world is a kinder and gentler world."

Lauren and Pierce also talked about their grandfather's famous sock collection. You could see the former president's ankles when he began relying on a wheelchair and they said he wanted to add a little color and levity to his legs. They said that part of his personality – not taking yourself too seriously – was another one of the things they loved about their grandfather.

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#4 Winston Moss The #Packers continue to make changes. Thoughts? #GoPackGo #Packerscoverage #WinstonMoss

The #Packers continue to make changes. Thoughts? #GoPackGo #Packerscoverage #WinstonMoss

1,010 Likes, 40 Comments - Green Bay Packers 🏈 (@packerscoverage) on Instagram: "The #Packers continue to make changes. Thoughts? #GoPackGo #Packerscoverage #WinstonMoss"

Joe Philbin: Winston Moss wasn't right fit for Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Joe Philbin wanted four things from the Green Bay Packers over the final month of the season, and the interim head coach didn't think Winston Moss met those criteria.

The critical tweet that Moss, the team's associate head coach, posted Tuesday, when he questioned the Packers' leadership, was only part of the reason he was fired by Philbin.

Ponder this... what Championship teams have are great leadership! Period! It’s not the offensive guru trend, it’s not the safe trend. Find somebody that is going to hold #12 and everybody in this building to a ! Period! !

"It's never about one thing," Philbin said Wednesday. "Again, I think it's important, as I said to the team, we've got to be professional, accountable, respectful and punctual. Those are the four things that we've got to do the next four weeks. And if we do all those things, we'll be in good shape. It wasn't about -- again, you're talking to a guy who's never tweeted in his life, doesn't even know what Twitter is -- so again, it's not about a tweet or anything like that. I just think the fit right now isn't where it needs to be."

However, Moss, who had served on former coach Mike McCarthy's staff since 2006, linked his tweet to the firing in a later post.

Winston Moss@Insanecane99

The Packers have informed me that there letting me go. !

"Again, I'm not going to really comment on the tweet," Philbin said. "The decision was made. ... We're moving forward."

Philbin said defensive assistant Scott McCurley will take over Moss' duties as outside linebackers coach, and he did not name anyone to take Moss' title.

Philbin, who had been the Packers' offensive coordinator before McCarthy got fired, said he could not speculate on whether Moss' tweet was a product of not becoming interim head coach.

"I think it's important obviously that everybody's on the same page, that we're all moving forward in the same direction," Philbin said. "As you know, Winston's an excellent football coach. I've known him a long time. Respect him; outstanding family man. So it wasn't an easy decision, but I just didn't feel like the fit right now was where it needs to be. So ... came to that decision."

The decision to fire Moss was strictly Philbin's, but it was supported by team president Mark Murphy and general manager Brian Gutekunst. In a joint news conference Monday, Murphy and Gutekunst called Philbin a "legitimate candidate" to replace McCarthy on a full-time basis.

"This gives us an opportunity to see Joe as our head coach for four games, see how the team responds and see how the coaches and others respond," Murphy said. "And hopefully we can finish the season on a strong note.

"I've seen it across the league, although each year stands on its own. You can build up confidence and, if you have success one year, it can carry over to the other. So we're looking forward to that. I have great confidence in this organization. We're disappointed in where we are now. But our focus now is on finishing the season strong and then hiring the very best coach that we can for the team."

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