Chef and ‘Top Chef Mexico’ judge Martha Ortiz: Trump will ‘never be welcome’ in my country

Forget about her restaurants — renowned Mexican chef Martha Ortiz says Trump isn’t even welcome in “my country and my world.”

While remarking on a new Frida Kahlo exhibit at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, chef and “Top Chef Mexico” judge Martha Ortiz claimed that President Trump is casting a negative light upon Mexican culture — and said he isn’t welcome in the country, as far as she’s concerned.


“Mexicans are creative, we are talented. It is very easy when you have a neighbor like [Trump] to forget that,” she said, according to the Evening Standard. “It is easy not to believe it. Trump yes. Imagine having him as a neighbor. And everything negative that he says.”

Ortiz also added, “My country and my world will never be a place that he can trespass in. He will never be welcome.”

Ortiz, who owns Dulce Patria in Mexico City and Ella Canta in London, cited Kahlo’s work — as well as her own restaurants — as examples of Mexico’s contributions to art and culture.

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Ortiz’s Mexico City restaurant, Dulce Patria, was named one of the 50 best in Latin America in 2015 by judges for the ‘World’s 50 Best Restaurants’ organization.

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She also suggested that London is more willing to celebrate those contributions.

“In London, we are now celebrating Mexican culture, through food, art, film. It is not just food — Mexicans are winning awards for their films like ‘Shape of Water’ getting the Oscar,” she said.


Ortiz is also celebrating the V&A’s new Frida Kahlo exhibit, called “Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up,” with a special menu inspired by Kahlo at Ella Canta, reports Forbes.

“She loved everything about Mexico. And I’m a very proud Mexican,” Ortiz said.


Ortiz joins actor and restaurant co-owner Robert De Niro in requesting that Donald Trump stay away from their eateries, with the latter announcing last month that he’d “never let Trump into any of the Nobu restaurants.”

New York Philharmonic is considering allowing female musicians to wear pants

The New York Philharmonic is considering allowing female musicians to wear pants while playing Mozart and Tchaikovsky.

The New York Times reports that the 176-year-old orchestra has been quietly talking about relaxing its requirement that women wear floor-length black skirts or gowns at formal evening concerts.


The Times says the Philharmonic is alone among the nation’s 20 largest orchestras in not letting women wear pants at all performances.

Some musicians say wearing a dress is impractical when playing their instruments.

Julie Ann Giacobassi was playing an English horn with the San Francisco Symphony in the 1980s when one of the keys of her instrument got stuck in the folds of her skirt.


The San Francisco Symphony now gives women the option of wearing all-black dresses, long skirts or pantsuits.

Why Meghan Markle is wearing neutral colors

On Thursday, Meghan Markle made her first official solo appearance with the Queen in Cheshire as a newly minted Duchess. And though the Duchess looked stunning in her cream-colored sheath dress by Givenchy — the same label that designed her wedding gown — many fans pointed out that it was a rather understated look for the often outspoken Markle. But, as it turns out, that muted tone was likely chosen on purpose.

“Meghan has opted for a neutral color once again,” fashion commentator Lucas Armitage told the Daily Mail. “I feel this is a clever styling tactic as it will always work with the Queen’s look; she is known and applauded for her use of bright fun colors.”

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, left, attend the opening of the new Mersey Gateway Bridge, in Widnes, north west England, Thursday June 14, 2018. (Danny Lawson/PA via AP)

Queen Elizabeth and the Duchess of Sussex stepped out together on June 14, 2018.


Indeed, the Queen does love to remain the center of attention with her brighter than bright frocks, but she makes this fashion choice for her fans.

“She needs to stand out for people to be able to say ‘I saw the Queen,'” her Majesty’s daughter-in-law Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, revealed as part of the Smithsonian Channel documentary “The Queen at 90.” “Don’t forget that when she turns up somewhere, the crowds are two, three, four, 10, 15 deep, and someone wants to be able to say they saw a bit of the Queen’s hat as she went past.”

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Britain’s Prince Harry, left, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex ride in a carriage to attend the annual Trooping the Colour Ceremony in London, Saturday, June 9, 2018.


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And as Armitage added, “I would be shocked if Meghan ever opted for a bold colour, although it’s interesting to note in her previous life she was a fan of bright hues. I think the Queen and Meghan’s relationship at this point is one built on respect, and Meghan has shifted her own personal style to adopt a more demure regal look – something I think the Queen will be thankful for.”

So yeah, it looks like Meghan will be rocking nudes for a little while longer. But, according to her second wedding dress designer, Stella McCartney, Meghan apparently knew she gave up her own personal style the moment she said “I do” to Harry.

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From left, Timothy Laurence, Princess Anne, Princess Beatrice, Prince Andrew, Queen Elizabeth II, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, Prince Charles, Prince Harry, Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William stand with other members of the Royal family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, following the Trooping the Colour ceremony at Horse Guards Parade as the Queen celebrates her official birthday, in London.


“The role that she’s taken on is very austere, it’s very serious and I think there’s a great weight that she has acquired though that and I think she takes it very seriously,” McCartney shared told the BBC. “I think it was the last moment that she could reflect, sort of the other side to her and, you know… the joy, and the human within her,” the designer added, referring to the last image we all saw of Markle getting into the Alpha Romeo to drive away with her new husband.

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex attends a garden party at Buckingham Palace in London, Tuesday May 22, 2018, her first royal engagement since her wedding to Prince Harry on Saturday. The event is part of the celebrations to mark the 70th birthday of Prince Charles.  (Dominic Lipinski/Pool Photo via AP)

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, at a May 22 royal engagement.


At least for now, we all have to get used to a pantyhose wearing, nude nail polish rocking, sort of quieter version of Meghan. But, who knows, maybe one day a bit of that old Hollywood glamour will sneak back into Kensington.

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Science can explain reason for infidelity, psychiatrist says

Reports estimate up to 40 percent of married couples are impacted by infidelity. And while some experts say it’s human nature and blame the internet with giving people more chances to cheat on their spouses, Dr. Kenneth Rosenberg, an addiction psychiatrist and the author of ” Infidelity: Why Men and Women Cheat,” says science may be able to explain the real reason.

“We’re wired to bond but also wired to stray, it’s part of why we have constraints and programs in our culture to help us with these dual mandates,” Rosenberg told Fox News.


In his book, Rosenberg talks of three major factors that play a role in infidelity: our biology, psychology and our culture.

“Our biology plays a big role, [but] we can’t blame it all on biology. You can’t say, ‘Testosterone made me do it,’ but people who have higher testosterone might cheat more, people who are more captured by their dopamine reward system might cheat more,” Rosenberg said.

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Fox News’ Dr. Manny Alvarez sits down with psychiatrist Dr. Kenneth Rosenberg to talk about what drives people to commit adultery.

In terms of psychology, one of the biggest factors is the feeling that they’re entitled or deserved to cheat. The personality traits associated with this include narcissism, lacking empathy, grandiosity, being impulsive, being a thrill seeker, fearing commitment and being self-destructive.

Demographics can also tell us who might be more inclined to cheat.

“Women who are more educated are more likely to cheat,” Rosenberg said. “And men cheat more than women; 20 percent of married men cheat, 15 percent of married women cheat.”

The rate of cheating men has stayed stable over the past 20 years, but since 1993, the amount of women who cheat has risen roughly 50 percent, from 10 percent to 15 percent today.

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“But if you look at the under-35 populations, younger men and women, there [percentage rate] is kind of 50/50.”


Yet, in his clinical experience, the age range between when men and women most likely to cheat is between forty and sixty years old, Rosenberg said.

One of the scariest statistics Rosenberg revealed was that 90 percent of people never find out their spouses are cheating on them.

“You know why the main reason people cheat? Because they can. Often because it’s an opportunity, often because they think they can get away with it, often because they feel compelled to do it.”

It’s easy to assume that couples who deal with infidelity don’t have a happy relationship, but Rosenberg says over half of the people who cheat are very happy in their marriages.

“We like novelty, we like things that are new, that are different,” Rosenberg said.

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Addiction psychiatrist Dr. Kenneth Rosenberg delves into what drives married couples to cheat on their spouses.

In his book, Rosenberg refers to a study on heterosexual women and men who sniffed T-shirts of anonymous gender-opposite people and chose which ones they felt were the sexiest. “Overwhelmingly, the participants selected T-shirts of the people who were genetically different from them in a specific part of the immune system called the major histocompatibility complex. So, by and large, we end up married to people from our tribe, but lust after people from other tribes,” he described.


When it comes to forgiving spouses who have been unfaithful, a 2015 YouGov survey found 22 percent of men and 27 percent of women said they have taken back a partner after finding out their spouses cheated.

“You have to be able to forgive and forget,” Rosenberg said. “Talking about it can really help, understanding where it comes from. We have a romantic belief that the affair partner is going to save us from boredom or feeling unloved, but if you think of it more internally, these are the problems you need to address.

“‘What is it about me that’s making me discard one person?'”

Engaged couple mocked for ‘smallest ring ever made’

A newly engaged couple shared a photo of their happy moment on social media only to be trolled over the size of the ring.

Jen Phanomrat and Leo Samanamud, who run the food blog and YouTube channel Just Eat Life, have been together for nearly a decade and decided to make the news public.

Phanomrat posted a photo of herself alongside her fiancé on Instagram, showing off the delicate gold band with a small pearl to her 64,000 followers.


“9 years later, I said YES to my best friend!” she wrote.

As an Internet personality, Phanomrat said she’s used to haters, but told Yahoo she didn’t expect the outpouring of mean comments.

“I’ve always been an advocate for women supporting women, so I was shocked to see so many females wasting their time replying to each other to dampen our happy moment,” she said.

People commented on both the size of the ring and the fit, calling out the non-traditional piece of jewelry.

“Congrats!! Where’s the ring?” one person wrote.


“It just seems like he went into the store like ‘show the smallest ring ever made,’” one person commented.

“It must suck to wait 9 years for a ring that look like that,” another person wrote.

“My best friend would at least know my ring size, especially after nine years,” someone else commented.

Phanomrat told Yahoo she’s been deleting the negative comments, but she wants everyone to know the ring was exactly what she wanted.

“I don’t usually wear any jewelry, but when I do, it’s simple and minimal,” she said.

“What mattered to me the most was the tiny detail on the inside of the ring. He asked the ring maker to inscribe the initials of our nicknames for each other. I swear I thought I was floating in the air when he pointed it out. My heart smiles every time I see it,” she told Yahoo.


Phanomrat said her and Samanamud want people to know they choose experiences over material things.

“…We encourage others to think about how they measure value in life. We made it our priority to travel around the world, eat bucket list foods, and experience dream adventures together. That’s all we’ve ever wanted and will continue to do, ring or no ring.”

Michelle Gant is a writer and editor for Fox News Lifestyle.

Couple uses blazing 416 Fire as wedding photo background

A couple has improvised their way to viral fame after a wildfire forced them to reconfigure their wedding day plans.

Sara and Michael Kramer of Fort Collins, Colo., were planning on getting married Saturday at a venue in the San Juan National Forest, MSN reported. However, those plans were halted because of the devastating 416 Fire that has reportedly burned nearly 26,000 acres north of Durango as of Wednesday morning, fire officials said.


The bride and groom moved to a relative’s property, away from the evacuation zone, but the fire’s smoke and flames were still visible in the background – so the couple and their photographer, Alexi Hubbell, decided to go with it and use it as a backdrop for their wedding pictures.

Hubbell posted the vivid photos on social media, where they have gone viral.

“I want to give a huge thank you to the fire fighters on the ground trying to contain this thing! Sara and Michael were supposed to be married at Cascade Village but had to change venues to a family home on CR 250 at the last minute. I know the crews out there are working extremely hard to protect this valley and the homes in it, including the one we were at last night,” she captioned one of the photos on Instagram.

Hubbell was quick to point out the images are “not meant to glorify the situation here in Durango or minimize the impact it is having on our town and the economy or what the families that have been evacuated are going through. We fully understand everyone’s pain. We are in this together!”

Hubbell also thanked the firefighters and shared the contact information for Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado for their Community Emergency Relief Fund for people who are interested in donating.


The wildfire has only been 15 percent contained since it was reported June 1, fire officials said. Nearly 1,400 homes have been evacuated, but no structures have been lost as of Wednesday evening.

Alexandra Deabler is a Lifestyle writer and editor for Fox News.

Bill Murray is opening a food truck park in South Carolina

Actor Bill Murray and his business partners are set to open a food truck park in Charleston, South Carolina, this summer. The comedic legend, Brad Creger, and Mike Veeck are revamping an old office space into what will be a monstrous bar with a private room overlooking a large outdoor seating space with palm trees and live music, The Post and Courier reports.

The project was reportedly called “Food Truck-O-Rama” when plans were first announced three years ago, but the trio has since settled on The Container Bar. To the left of the building will be parking spaces and electric hookups for food trucks, which the city prohibits from parking on public streets.

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This isn’t Murray’s first restaurant rodeo. Five years ago, the 67-year-old and his partners opened Rutledge Cab Company in an abandoned gas station adjacent to their current project. Murray and his five brothers also own two Caddyshack outposts in Florida and Illinois inspired by the 1980 golf comedy classic.

According to Page Six, construction on The Container Bar is expected to finish in August. Menus, cuisines, and food truck companies have not yet been disclosed. To find the best mobile grub in your city, check out the 101 best food trucks in America.

Domino’s Pizza fixes streets, fills potholes across America

Domino’s Pizza is hitting the streets to help “smooth the ride home” for deliveries by making pothole and road repairs in towns customers have nominated online.


The “Paving for Pizza” initiative will fill “cracks, bumps, potholes and other road conditions [that] can put good pizzas at risk after they leave the store,” the press release said.

“We know that feeling is heightened when you’re bringing home a carryout order from your local Domino’s store. We don’t want to lose any great-tasting pizza to a pothole, ruining a wonderful meal,” said Russell Weiner, president of Domino’s USA.  “Domino’s cares too much about its customers and pizza to let that happen.”

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So far the pizza chain has helped four different municipalities all over the nation.

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The pizza chain has already started the road repairs, working with four municipalities including Bartonville, Texas, Milford, Del., Athens, Ga., and Burbank, Calif.

In Milford, Domino’s said its crew helped fix 40 potholes on 10 roads in 10 hours.

“Facing an already harsher winter than usual for Delaware, this is an opportunity to get additional money to stretch our city’s limited resources,” said Eric Norenberg, city manager of the town, on the website, Yahoo reported.


To nominate towns, Domino’s customers can visit the Paving for Pizza website and enter the zip code of their city. If selected, “the city will receive funds to help repair roads so pizzas make it home safely,” the press release stated.

Alexandra Deabler is a Lifestyle writer and editor for Fox News.

Detective’s gun found after he left it in Burger King bathroom, suspect arrested

A stolen service revolver has been found after a Florida sheriff’s detective accidentally left it in a Burger King bathroom.

A Pasco County detective left the service revolver in a restroom at a New Port Richey, Fla., Burger King at 11:30 am Friday, officials said.


When the plainclothes detective realized he had left it and returned for the gun, it had been stolen.

Several hours later, Pasco investigators released surveillance footage of the man they believed responsible for the theft, ABC Action News reported.

The man, identified as David Scott Haney, 49, was discovered and on Saturday was charged with taking a .40-caliber service revolver issued to a Pasco County sheriff’s detective.

Haney, who officers have described as being homeless, is being held on $5,000 bond.


Pasco K9 Deputy Patrick Bingham and his canine partner Benco located the gun in a wooded area, the news site reported.

The detective’s name has not been released, and it is unclear whether or not he will face disciplinary action.

Couple gets engaged at Trader Joe’s during ‘millennial grocery tour’

One New York couple with a penchant for Trader Joe’s recently got engaged in the beloved grocery store during a “millennial grocery tour” creatively planned by the groom to be.

On May 26, Sidd Sinha popped the question to girlfriend Melanie Diaz at the at the grocery store’s Upper West Side location. On the same hallowed ground where TJ’s shoppers say “yes” to exciting new culinary choices, the 29-year-old said “yes” to her future groom, which he says is exactly what she envisioned.

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The groom-to-be creatively set up a scavenger hunt at the store in order to pop the question.

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“One day Melanie had a dream where I proposed to her at a grocery store,” 31-year-old Sinha told ABC News. “She’s made it perfectly clear that Trader Joe’s is her favorite grocery store so I knew if I went that route I had to do it there.”

After a sweet day of thoroughly Big Apple dates, which Diaz told Insider included a trip to the botanical gardens in the Bronx, lunch at Café Boulud, gondola ride in Central Park, grabbing drinks and getting caricatures drawn, the pair was en route to a sports bar to watch the NBA playoffs when Sinha suggested they drop in their favorite Trader Joe’s for some groceries.


The moment Diaz stepped in the store, she was suspicious something was up. From signs uniquely symbolic to their relationship to employees passing out flowers, Sinha brushed off the unusual sights under the guise of a “millennial grocery tour,” ABC reports.

“We were going into another aisle – it had a sign that mentioned the San Gennaro festival, which is festival I love and an event Sidd and I have both been to,” Diaz told ABC. “Then I started hearing ‘Lady Marmelade’ playing from the store speakers, which my brother told Sidd was once my favorite song. At this point, I started to freak out because there were too many coincidences for this to be an accident.”

Next hitting “grocery tour” stations featuring coffee and bagels in the nod to the dating app, Coffee Meets Bagel, Sinha showed his lady loves oranges, paying home to their alma maters, Syracuse University and University of Texas, which proudly tout the shade in school colors, before winding up at the sample stand, The Knot reports.

As Diaz accepted a chocolate-covered almond, one of the couple’s favorite snacks, in a cup from a Trader Joe’s staffer, she was shocked to find an engagement ring.

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“She’s made it perfectly clear that Trader Joe’s is her favorite grocery store so I knew if I went that route I had to do it there.”

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“I gasped. I looked up at him. He took the ring, pointed to the sign behind me which read, ‘Melanie, Will You Marry Me?’ He asked, got down on one knee, I turned toward him and I said yes!” Diaz told the outlet.

Immediately applauded by real life shoppers, the couple then moved to a venue next door to celebrate with family and friends.

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“I’m not sure yet what our wedding will look like. But I think it would be cute to incorporate a little something memorable from Trader Joe’s.”

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Moving forward, Diaz and Sinha couldn’t be any more thrilled about their next chapter together – or how their engagement unfolded.

“I graduated before the whole promposal movement, but I will admit the creative ones get my attention,” Sinha told Insider. “And I knew this was my last and only chance to really do something special for a big courtship-esque moment.”

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The pair got engaged over Memorial Day weekend.

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 “I had a feeling he was “the one” early on in the relationship. He made me so happy and he was so interesting and easy to talk to. I found myself wanting to spend every day with him,” Diaz divulged to The Knot.

“I don’t know yet what we will serve at our wedding, but after this, we will definitely be considering something from Trader Joe’s!”

Janine Puhak is an editor for Fox News Lifestyle. Follow her on Twitter at @JaninePuhak

South Carolina man fills in for his sick twin on school picture day: ‘Nobody ever noticed’

Twins Marcus and Malcolm Williams, of Greenville, South Carolina, have been known to swap places from time to time. The brothers have completely opposite personalities — but on the outside, they’re identical, and they’ve used their similar looks to their advantage.

Marcus recently applauded his brother’s bravery during picture day at Belton-Honea Path High School in Honea Path in 2016. In a post online, the twin shared a snap of his high school yearbook, thanking Malcolm for filling in for him, as he was sick that day.

“My twin is the GOAT 😂😂he took both of our pics for Picture day back in HS when I was sick,” Marcus posted on Twitter this week, garnering more than 61,000 likes as of Friday afternoon.

Hundreds of people commented on the picture, including a handful of twins who had their own tales to tell.

“That’s live, lol my twin got fired from his job a few months ago and rehired in my name as “Ryan” 😂 #TwinNation,” one man wrote.

“Love being a twin. Greatest gift ever to have a #RideOrDie for life that’s known you since the womb, right @umajmishra? We switched classes, tried to trick our teachers, and got each other out of trouble whenever we could. #TwinsWin #twinsies #sisters,” another woman commented.

“NOICE. Switching places with my bro at graduation is like the only reason I remember walking the stage. Just in case you were looking for more ideas. Kinda ruins the plaque you get, though,” one man joked.

Marcus told Fox News his brother really “sold the whole thing” by changing his facial expression in the second photo.

“Malcolm was known as being the goofy, outgoing twin and I was known as the more serious twin who always had a blank face,” Marcus explained.

A photographer snapped the first picture of Malcolm and then five minutes later, Malcolm walked back into the room pretending he was Marcus. And the scheme worked.


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 (Twins Marcus and Malcolm Williams, of Greenville, South Carolina, say they’ve swapped places several times.)

“Nobody ever noticed,” including their family, Marcus said.

“They didn’t know anything about it until it was posted on Twitter. We literally wanted to surprise everyone out of nowhere,” he added.

This isn’t the first time the twins have switched identities.

“We use each other’s license, we’ve worked for each other at jobs and also switch classes,” he said.

The brothers just finished their sophomore year at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg.

Fisherman drags thrashing blacktip shark back into ocean

A South Carolina fisherman was recorded dragging a blacktip shark back into the ocean after hooking the large creature.

Taylor McSwain, who recorded the event, said she could tell the fish was going to be big once the fisherman got it on the line.

“You could tell it was a big catch,” McSwain told The State. “I’ve seen sharks caught before, but they’ve been sand sharks, just babies.”


When the fisherman pulled it out of the water, he and several other people crowded around on the Garden City beach believed it was a 4-to-5 foot blacktip shark.

According to state law, sharks larger than 54 inches must be released back into the water.

Once the fisherman realized the size of his catch, he removed his hook from the shark’s mouth before dragging the fish back into the water, McSwain said perThe State.

Though the shark had been thrashing on the beach, it remained relatively still as the fisherman held onto its tail and slowly walked it backward into the ocean where he released it.


McSwain told the publication she is in favor of a catch-and-release approach to shark fishing.

“Hollywood has made sharks out to be man-eating monsters,” McSwain said. “I’m just in such awe of them.”

Alexandra Deabler is a Lifestyle writer and editor for Fox News.