Donald Trump's family reportedly distancing themselves from his looming arrest in hush money scandal, plus more news

Here’s how Melania and Ivanka Trump feel about Donald’s potential arrest

As Donald Trump’s potential arrest in a hush-money scheme looms, the former president has reportedly been chatting with “friends and associates” about details like whether he should smile for cameras should a perp walk be in his future. While his outlook on a possible indictment remains positive, however, Donald’s immediate family may be feeling less giddy ahead of potential charges in the Manhattan District Attorney’s ongoing investigation.

Donald’s wife, Melania, for one, “wants to be away from” the growing media buzz, according to a Thursday (March 23) report from Page Six. “She wants to protect [their son] Barron. Melania is lying very low,” the outlet’s source claims. “She hasn’t been coming out for the dinners and events at Mar-a-Lago. He is acting like everything is normal, but she hasn’t been social.” Insiders are also telling Page Six Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, “want nothing to do with” Ivanka’s dad’s possible arrest. “They are staying away and don’t want to be hounded by reporters. I don’t think you will see them defending him, it will be no comment,” one source predicted. “Ivanka lost a lot of friends and her social scenes during his presidency … They want to put it in the rearview.”

News of the family’s reported response comes after Donald declared last weekend on his Truth Social social media platform that he would “be arrested” on March 21.

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Savannah Chrisley says ‘happiness isn’t the same’ with her dad behind bars

“Chrisley Knows Best” star Savannah Chrisley is still struggling with the realities of life with her parents in prison. The reality star, 25, has been raising her younger siblings since Todd and Julie Chrisley began serving their sentences in January. “But who will I call when something good happens? Happiness isn’t the same without you here,” Savannah shared on her Instagram Story late on Thursday (March 23) (via People). She tagged her dad in the post.

After Todd and Julie were convicted of bank fraud and tax evasion in November 2022, they were sentenced to a combined 19 years in prison. Todd is currently serving 12 years behind bars in Pensacola, Florida, while Julie is serving seven years in Lexington, Kentucky. In the meantime, Savannah has custody of her 16-year-old brother, Grayson, and 10-year-old sister (technically her niece), Chloe, and it’s been stressful. In January, Savannah said on her podcast that her life was “falling apart” since her mom and dad reported to prison. And in February, she admitted she didn’t feel prepared to be a mom. “I am not my mother,” she said at the time. “How am I going to do this? I don’t feel that I am worthy or capable enough of doing the job she’s done for all her life.”

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Selena Gomez urges fans to stop bullying Hailey Bieber amid ‘death threats’

Rumors of a feud between Selena Gomez and Hailey Bieber have reached such a boiling point that Hailey’s life has been threatened— and Selena’s determined to put an end to the bullying. “Hailey Bieber reached out to me and let me know that she has been receiving death threats and such hateful negatively,” Selena wrote in an Instagram Story post on Friday (March 24). “This isn’t what I stand for. No one should have to experience hate or bullying. I’ve always advocated for kindness and really want this all to stop.” As Entertainment Tonight points out, Selena’s now following Hailey on Instagram again.

The post comes after weeks of fan chatter about yet another alleged tiff between Selena and Hailey — something fans have buzzed about on social media at every opportunity since Hailey married Selena’s ex, Justin Bieber. In this case, the supposed shade stemmed from negative posts about Selena’s pal, Taylor Swift, and what fans claimed to be a dig by Hailey and Kylie Jenner at Selena’s eyebrows, which Kylie quickly denied, prompting a positive response from Selena.

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Britney Spears’ husband says conservatorships should be ‘illegal’

Britney Spears’ husband, Sam, Asghari, believes conservatorships “should be illegal” after what the singer endured for 13 years. Speaking to TMZ in Los Angeles on Thursday (March 23), Sam said he was in town to see his wife during a break from directing a new film. Asked about the possibility of working with Britney in a movie of their own someday, he said it would be “a dream come true,” then mused that an action film might be the way to go. “She’s very athletic, so maybe, you know … she’s able to jump up and kick a few people and do a bunch of stunts. She’d be really good at that,” Sam said before the reporter asked how Britney is feeling these days — she’s doing great,” he said — and whether he now thinks there could be “any merits” to a conservatorship. “Absolutely not. The conservatorship was a total bulls**** move. It should’ve never happened,” Sam declared. “It should be illegal to put anybody under the conservatorship and that was the worst thing that has ever happened in this country.” He added, “This is the country of freedom. And that should never have happened, especially to her.” Britney’s father, Jamie Spears, put her under a conservatorship on Feb. 1, 2008. It was extended repeatedly, then made permanent until Nov. 12, 2021, when a judge terminated the arrangement.

Exes Zach Braff and Florence Pugh can’t wait to work together again

Their three-year romance may be behind them, but Florence Pugh and Zach Braff’s relationship is still going strong. The former couple have been making that fact abundantly clear this week while promoting their new film, “A Good Person,” out Friday (March 24). Florence stars in the Zach-directed movie, which he wrote at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, when they were still an item. “We were dating at the time and did lockdown together, so there was a lot of conversation about it,” Zach recently recalled to USA Today. “I would come up from a day’s worth of writing and say, ‘Hey, I’m thinking this is going to happen’ or ‘I discovered this idea,’ and she would weigh in. She became a really great sounding board.” Inaddition to her “sounding board” and acting duties, Florence ended being a producer on the film, and said developing her character with her ex felt “natural” and worked well. “It seemed fitting to be part of the conversations and discussing it with him and throwing ideas around. We were very good at collaborating together,” she explained.

In a separate interview with “Extra,” the star said she hopes to work with Zach again. “It was a blast. We had a lot of fun and we created something that we’re very, very proud of. The people that were involved in this movie, we made this family and we made this work and it came from our souls, so I can only wish that we have this experience again,” Florence gushed. “I would love to,” Zach chimed in. “We just really are a good team.”

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