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Ex-Playboy model claims having affair with Trump

New York: A former Playboy model claimed that she had an affair with Donald Trump in 2006 and has also described the US President's alleged system for concealing affairs, a media report said.

The New Yorker in the report on Friday said that Trump met Karen McDougal in June 2006 after he taped an episode of his reality-television show, "The Apprentice", at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles.

Late Playboy owner Hugh Hefner threw a pool party for the show's contestants with dozens of current and former Playmates in attendance including McDougal.

At the time of the party, Trump had been married to Slovenian model Melania Knauss, the future first lady, for less than two years and their son, Barron, was a few months old.

In an eight-page, handwritten document obtained by The New Yorker, McDougal wrote that Trump "immediately took a liking to me, kept talking to me... telling me how beautiful I was, etc. It was so obvious that a Playmate Promotions exec said, ‘Wow, he was all over you... I think you could be his next wife.'"

The interactions that McDougal outlines in the document share striking similarities with the stories of other women who claim to have had sexual relationships with Trump, or who have accused him of propositioning them for sex or sexually harassing them.

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But her account provides a detailed look at how Trump and his allies used clandestine hotel-room meetings, payoffs, and complex legal agreements to keep affairs, sometimes multiple affairs he carried out simultaneously, out of the press, reports The New Yorker.

"No paper trails for him," McDougal wrote.

Meanwhile, a White House spokesperson on Friday night denied the affair in a statement to the magazine, reports CNN.

"This is an old story that is just more fake news. The President says he never had a relationship with McDougal," the spokesperson said.

After ending the affair in April 2007, McDougal signed a limited life-story rights agreement in August 2016, granting American Media, Inc., the publisher of the National Enquirer, exclusive ownership of her story for $150,000.

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However, the company, run by David Pecker, a friend of Trump's, never ran her story and, according to The New Yorker, instead used the purchase to kill the piece.

The company told the magazine it did not print it because it did not find McDougal's story to be credible.




Beat the chill on your wedding day: Outfit trends for winter brides!

Beat the chill on your wedding day with style. Go for full sleeve silhouettes and blouses in raw silks and other thick fabrics like velvet, suggest experts.

Designers Osman Sajida and Anita Ojha have given a few inputs:

* Long chudidar sleeves not only look extremely elegant, but they also aesthetically cover your arms, and keep them warm. Make all your ethnic wear like saris, salwar kameez, anarkalis or lehenga in full sleeves.

* Embellished blouses in velvet and in other thick fabrics can definitely keep you warm while making heads turn. Blouses either in short lehenga with full sleeves or jacket design with high neck will look good.

* Layering is another way to go. Not only does layering dupattas look stunning, it actually blocks out the chilly wind and keeps you warm.

* Jacket lehenga choli is the perfect match for you as it is very much in fashion these days.

* Choose warm fabrics. Rather than opting for net or sheer fabrics, it's best to choose warm fabrics like velvet or silk for your winter wedding. The best thing is that the velvet lehenga choli and silk lehenga choli are back in fashion.

* Just like outfits, even footwear is crucial. Wear the slightly high booties to ensure your feet still look gorgeous without making you freeze.

You can go for khussa shoes in bright colours adorned with pearls, sequins, beads and glittery elements. Even ballet shoes are ideal choice for ethic fusion wear.

* Opt for an odhani (wrap) in velvet with kundan embroidery on it and beautiful borders. If you have a dupatta on your head, then consider taking a second drape with an odhani hung loosely across your blouse.

* Pick the best bling from your wardrobe and accessorise it appropriately with your outfit. This year in the winter bridal trends, jewellery should not be too heavy. You can wear a sleek neck piece, a nath, earrings and a simple maang tika, and keep the jewellery to the minimum and let your bridal outfit do the talking.


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Salman Khan turns 52: Bollywood wishes him more success

Salman Khan turns 52: Bollywood wishes him more success

With double celebrations in order for Salman Khan -- who turned 52 on Wednesday and is revelling in the success of his latest entertainer "Tiger Zinda Hai" -- his Bollywood colleagues wished the superstar a happy and successful year.

Salman brought in his birthday at his Panvel farmhouse with his friends, including "Tiger Zinda Hai" co-star Katrina Kaif. The film has crossed Rs 150 crore since releasing on December 22, bringing some much-needed respite at the Bollywood box office.

He also planned to ensure there was something special for his fans on his special day. So, he decided to offer discount on select merchandise of Being Human clothing and jewellery.

Here's what the celebrities tweeted:

Aamir Khan: Dearest Salman, have a great day and a wonderful year! Many happy returns of this day! Congratulations on the record breaking collections! Superb! Love.

Sonam Kapoor: Looking back at my time in Bollywood, no one stands out as much as you! My first ever hero and long time friend and inspiration. Happy Birthday Salman, thank you for being the finest co-star I could have asked for.

Ali Abbas Zafar: Happy birthday Salman Khan. Some bonds are just special "aur bhai bhai hota hai".


Vishal Dadlani: Happy Birthday, Salman Khan. Thank you for your faith, for being so chill and for giving us the space to do what we do in both 'Tiger Zinda Hai' and 'Sultan'. You've carried both to amazing heights, and it's been a privilege to have our songs fly along with you."

Bipasha Basu: Happy birthday Salman Khan. Many many congratulations for the super success of 'Tiger Zinda Hai' too. Celebrations galore.

Pulkit Samrat: Happy Birthday Bhai! Love and hugs! Respect forever, Fan forever.

Mika Singh: Yaaro ka yaar, Salman Khan. May you live long bhai. May god bless you with lots of happiness, success and a good health.

Mohanlal: Have the happiest of Happy Birthdays Salman Khan. God Bless.

Neil Nitin Mukesh: Happy Birthday Salman bhai. God bless you with all the happiness always. Have a super year ahead.

Divya Dutta: Happy birthday to someone who is all heart and rules all hearts!!! Big hug Salman Khan.

Riteish Deshmukh: Happy Birthday Bhau.

Shraddha Kapoor: Happy happy birthday! Keep shining, smiling and being awesome!

Prosenjit Chatterjee: Wish you a rocking birthday Salman Khan and congrats for "Tiger Zinda Hai".