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■ Model Chrissy Teig en said she has been blocked on Twit­ter by Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump af­ter years of trolling the Repub­li­can on­line. Teigen posted a screen­shot from her Twit­ter ac­count re­veal­ing she had been blocked from view­ing the pres­i­dent’s tweets. Af­ter Trump tweeted his dis­ap­point­ment in his Repub­li­can col­leagues on Sun­day — “It’s very sad that Repub­li­cans, even some that were car­ried over the line on my back, do very lit­tle to pro­tect their pres­i­dent” — Teigen fired off a quick re­ply: “Lol­l­l­l­lll no one likes you.” Teigen tweeted to her 6.4 mil­lion fol­low­ers Tues­day, be­mused that af­ter years of con­dem­na­tion of Trump, she’d fi­nally crossed the line: “Af­ter 9 years of hat­ing Don­ald J Trump, telling him ‘lol no one likes you’ was the straw.” Teigen, a Sports Il­lus­trated model and wife of Grammy-win­ning singer John Leg­end, has long been an out­spo­ken critic of the cur­rent pres­i­dent, and the two have clashed on so­cial me­dia be­fore. Af­ter Teigen in­sulted Trump in 2015, he retweeted a fol­lower who called her a “trashy gut­ter mouth woman.” She joins a lengthy list of high-pro­file Twit­ter users who have been barred from see­ing or re­spond­ing to the pres­i­dent’s tweets.

■ Ke n - dr ick La­mar’ s “Hum­ble” is giv­ing the rapper rea­son to brag: He leads the MTV Video Mu­sic Awards with eight nom­i­na­tions. La­mar and his No. 1 hit song are nom­i­nated for video of the year, artist of the year, best hip-hop video and other prizes. Katy Perry and The Weeknd are be­hind La­mar with five nom­i­na­tions, while Bruno Mars is up for four moon­men. The 2017 awards will air live Aug. 27 from The Fo­rum in In­gle­wood, Calif. Other video of the year nom­i­nees in­clude Mars’ “24K Magic”; the Weeknd’s “Re­minder”; Alessia Cara’s “Scars to Your Beau­ti­ful”; and “Wild Thoughts,” the hit by DJ Khaled, Ri­hanna and Bryson Tiller re­leased last month. The sur­prise snubs were “Des­pac­ito” by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yan­kee — which in­cludes a remix with Justin Bieber — and Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You.”



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