Kanye West says he's running for president. It's not clear if he is serious, or if this is a publicity stunt for himself or a project unrelated to the presidency.
West's Saturday night Twitter post instantly went viral, with more than 100,000 retweets within the first hour. West has 29.4 million followers. Kanye quickly became the No. 1 trending term on Twitter in the U.S. If he is serious, there is a long list of hurdles that would be nearly insurmountable for most candidates. He would need to qualify for ballot access across 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as build a presidential-grade political organization from scratch without the support of a party infrastructure.
At the moment, West doesn't appear to have filed forms with the Federal Election Commission, according to a Bloomberg review of FEC data. West, 43, has talked about running for president for years, and last year he told an audience he'd run in 2024. He and his wife, Kim Kardashian, have worked with President Donald Trump a number of times including on the release of prisoners. West donned a red "Make America Great Again" hat for a meeting with Trump in the Oval Office in 2018.
Black British actor dies at 102
Earl Cameron, who was one of the first Black actors to perform in mainstream British films and played supporting roles to enduring entertainment icons such as James Bond and the title character in "Doctor Who" before appearing in the U.N. thriller "The Interpreter" in his 80s, died Friday at his home in England. He was 102. Cameron stumbled into acting as a way to earn money during World War II. His break into movies broke barriers for British cinema when he was cast in one of the starring roles in "Pool of London," a 1951 crime noir movie that was the first British film to feature an interracial relationship.
Cameron worked steadily making movies throughout the 1950s, sometimes in stereotyped roles such as a witch doctor and a murderous rebel leader in "British Kenya," and sometimes in roles designed to confound stereotypes, such as his portrayal of a doctor in "Simba," a 1955 film that also dealt with the Mau Mau uprising in Kenya. He earned his 007 stripes in "Thunderball," in 1965, playing an intelligence operative in the Bahamas opposite Sean Connery. During the 1950s and 1960s, he supplemented his film work with frequent British TV roles.
libel trial: Johnny Depp's lawyers have failed to stop his ex-wife, Amber Heard, from attending his libel trial against the British tabloid newspaper the Sun until she is called to give evidence. In a court order published on Saturday, Judge Andrew Nicol said that excluding Heard from the London courtroom before she testifies "would inhibit the defendants in the conduct of their defense." A 2018 article claims the actor was violent and abusive to Heard. He strongly denies the allegations.