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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.”