Monday, April 30, 2018

E! NEWS EXCLUSIVE: Everything We Know

  • E! NEWS EXCLUSIVE: Everything We Know About Audrina Patridge and Ryan Cabrera's Rekindled Romance

Audrina Patridge and Ryan Cabrera certainly got the hills alive and talking this weekend about a rumored romantic rekindling...
Last week, a report stated that the former Hills stars had reignited their past romance and then over the weekend the pair partied down together at the Stagecoach Music Festival, which, of course, is keeping the dating speculation going.
While Patridge, who is currently going through a messy divorce, and Cabrera have not commented, the pair seem to be getting quite cozy once again.
Fans may remember that Ryan and Audrina were first linked in January of 2010 and had part of their romance documented on the final season of The Hills before calling it quits five months later.
As MTV viewers may also recall, Audrina was worried that they rushed into things too quickly. It also didn't help that the rocker was about to hit the road to go on tour.
After going their separate ways, Ryan continued focusing on his music career. As for Audrina, she welcomed a daughter named Kirra Max, married (and is now divorcing) Corey Bohan, and became creative director for a bathing suit line called P R E Y S W I M.
But what about what the future holds for the stars?
Let's go through everything (well at least nine things!) we know about the duo so far: 
1. It's On: "They're dating," a source shared with People last week. "They've been spending a lot of time together recently and are having a good time."
2. Drip Drops: According to fashion stylist Joey Tierney's Instagram Story, the pair spent last Thursday night getting IV drops in their arms.
3. Friday I'm in Love: Both Ryan and Audrina posted pictures near an Orange County beach on Friday evening leaving some fans thinking they were about to kick off the weekend together.
4. Jazz It Up: An eyewitness told E! News the two were at a W Hollywood jazz night event earlier this month. 
"She sat with him and they were very close and had their arms around each other," the source said. "They were holding hands at one point too."
5. 'Coach Cuties: Cabrera posted on his Instagram Stories feed on Saturday videos of the two sitting close together on lawn chairs and hanging out with a couple at the event, which was held this weekend in Indio, California.
6. Shindig Time: E! News reported that a source said that Cabrera and Patridge attended Boots on Stage's Chevrolet's Shindig, In the Desert for a couple hours and left together. "They looked like a couple and really happy. Nobody was bothering them and they seemed like any other couple just enjoying the festivities."
Another insider tells E! News, "They are so together. At first they were acting super low-key, not really showing any PDA. But as the party went on they got comfortable and affectionate. He grabbed her butt a couple of times while they were walking."
7. Not Too Shy: Another source added E! News that at the Shindig, In the Desert the pair got more comfortable over time.
"At first they were shy. They were with a group of friends but then they got more comfortable," said the source at the bash. "They held hands and they snuck a quick kiss. They look like they are definitely dating and were very coupley. They arrived together and stayed for a while. They spent about two hours playing games and Audrina caught up with friends. They had a really good time."
8. Game On: Another insider says that they're all about finally making it public.
A source says, "They are very happy together and ready for the word to be out that they are a couple. They want to be out and about and enjoying each other."
9. Lucky in Love: The insider added, "Audrina feels very lucky to be dating Ryan again. He is extremely kind and supportive of everything she does. He treats her very well and it's a nice feeling for her. They have always been friends and know each other well. It was all very familiar and comfortable right from the beginning."

Poynter Brings CNN's Jake Tapper

Poynter Brings CNN's Jake Tapper to St. Petersburg for a Community Conversation

Poynter's community conversation series works to strengthen public trust in the media and spotlights the relationship between journalism and democracy.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.April 30, 2018/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Poynter Institute, a global leader in journalism, will host award-winning journalist and author Jake Tapper for a community conversation called "Political Thrillers, Fact and Fiction." Tapper is currently the chief Washington correspondent for CNN, anchor of the CNN weekday television news show "The Lead with Jake Tapper," and host of the Sunday morning program, "State of the Union."
The event on June 14 will take place at the Duke Energy Center for the Arts at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg, Florida. Tapper will talk about his career reporting on politics from Washington, as well as how his experience relates to the intrigue of McCarthy-era Washington on display in his new fiction novel, "The Hellfire Club."
Respected by people across the political spectrum, Tapper reports crisply and evenly out of an often chaotic Washington. Recently, he interviewed former FBI director James Comey in what was considered one of the most hard-hitting conversations during Comey's media tour. He led a highly-praised town hall on the gun-control debate with parents and survivors in Parkland. He moderated 2016 presidential primary debates and has covered multiple presidencies. On his shows, he consistently calls out falsehoods and does not accept "alternative facts." Tapper's reporting on the 2016 election has been recognized with a number of awards, including a 2017 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism.
The conversation will be moderated by Indira Lakshmanan, the Newmark Chair for Journalism Ethics at Poynter. Lakshmanan, an accomplished journalist herself, has covered coups, campaigns and revolutions in 80 countries and the U.S. From Washington, she covered politics and foreign policy, traveling with Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton and John Kerry. At Poynter, Lakshmanan is spurring thought leadership on restoring trust in journalism across the political spectrum through transparency and accountability.
Proceeds from the evening will benefit The Poynter Institute and the Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts.
"This event, part of a year-long speaker series, will give Tampa Bay residents the chance to meet journalists and hear them talk about the vital work they do for our democracy," said Wendy Wallace, the director of advancement at Poynter. "Elevating journalism and its role in healthy democracies is core to Poynter's mission."
The stop in St. Petersburg is part of Tapper's book tour promoting "The Hellfire Club," set in 1950s Washington. Poynter's Lakshmanan will talk with Tapper about ethics, trust in the media, and the comparisons we can make between his novel and now. 
A limited number of VIP tickets are available and include heavy hors d'oeuvres, drinks, a copy of "The Hellfire Club," and a meet-and-greet opportunity with Tapper. General admission tickets for the conversation only are also available. Tickets are on sale now at
Sponsors interested in supporting the event should contact Elisa Jackson, executive director of the Poynter Foundation at


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