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La Reina Del Sur Told Diane Sawyer About What It Was Like To Meet El Chapo

On Friday, Kate del Castillo sat down with Diane Sawyer to talk at length about her encounter with El Chapo. This was the first time del Castillo opened up the controversial meet-up — which resulted in the capture of the world’s most powerful drug lord — and it did not disappoint. Below is the juicy TL: DR version of the interview.

1. Alcohol was involved in the Twitter-storm that started it all.

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A quick refresher: the Chapo/Kate narconovela was sparked by a 2012 series of tweets written by the actress. In that Twitter-storm, del Castillo said she believed more in El Chapo than in the Mexican government and even asked the drug lord to show compassion. Del Castillo told the 20/20 host that she’d been drinking when she wrote those tweets. The moral of the story: don’t mix booze and social media.

2. Del Castillo just couldn’t pass up the chance 0f a lifetime.

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Did Kate have any doubt about setting up a meeting with the El Chapo? Sure, but then again, she couldn’t pass up the chance to have the life story rights of the most dangerous man in the world.

3. Kate finally, sorta, kinda admits that El Chapo had a crush on her.

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Real talk: El Chapo had a mad crush on La Reina Del Sur. You don’t tell a girl that you’ll take better care of her than of your own eyes without feeling some kind of way. Kate, of course, friend zoned the hell out of El Chapo (a place harder to break out of than a maximum security Mexican prison) and pretended like she didn’t know he was into her. Sawyer, being the Peabody Award winner that she is, finally got the actress to admit the one-sided.

4. El Chapo’s crush wasn’t innocent puppy love.

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More real talk: you don’t get penis surgery if all you want to do is hold hands.

5. Kate said she was disappointed, all while pulling a Mariah Carey on Sean Penn.

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Above all, del Castillo told Sawyer that she felt used, both by Sean Penn, who took advantage of her access, and by El Chapo, who wanted to sleep with her. And like any person spurned and burned, she took the opportunity to throw some Mariah Carey-level shade at Sean Penn.

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You can watch the whole interview over at ABC News.

Read: The Most Intriguing Texts between Kate del Castillo and El Chapo

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People Are Sharing Their Ellen DeGeneres Chisme And OMG No Wonder People Are Turning On Her

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People Are Sharing Their Ellen DeGeneres Chisme And OMG No Wonder People Are Turning On Her

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Last year, much of America had a collective “What was she thinking?” moment when Ellen rather ignorantly explained her friendship with former President George Bush. Many of the people that were targets of Bush’s anti-immigrant, anti-LGBT, anti-women platforms were rightfully upset at the comedienne’s blasé explanation for the unusual friendship.

Now, it seems that backlash against one of America’s most beloved celebrities is only getting bigger amid the Coronavirus pandemic and its related fallout.

It all started when the Ellen show announced a hiatus given the pandemic.

This sounds totally acceptable right? I mean you can’t film a daily talk show with dozens of crew members and a studio audience amid a global pandemic. Sure.

But her longtime crew has been left in the dark for more than a month on their future and they haven’t been paid. Meanwhile, nearly all crew members were told by production executives to prepare for a 60% pay cut. The regular production of her hit TV show is on-hold but Ellen has been filming with a much smaller crew from the comfort of her home. But guess what? She hired a totally different, non-union crew to help take care of it.

And no, this isn’t how things are being done by most other TV shows. Jimmy Kimmel paid the crew for his show out of his own pockets during the initial Covid-19 shutdowns and are now being paid their full rates by ABC. “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” and “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee” have also been transparent in their communication with staff and crew and are paying full rates.

The host also faced backlash after joking that self-isolating in her mansion was ‘like being in jail.’

On her April 6 show, DeGeneres compared self-isolating in her California mansion to being in prison — and Twitter users were quick to call out the talk-show host for what they felt was an insensitive remark.

“One thing I’ve learned from being in quarantine is that people — this is like being in jail, is what this is,” DeGeneres said during the segment, adding, “It’s mostly because I’ve been wearing the same clothes for 10 days, and everyone in here is gay.”

After DeGeneres shared the clip on Twitter, users were quick to call out the host for her remarks about prisons, especially during a time when prison inmates are at an increased risk of contracting COVID-19. Some pointed out that inmates in prisons were far more likely to die from the novel coronavirus than the larger population — especially wealthy people like DeGeneres.

Then there’s the now viral Twitter thread asking for stories about DeGeneres being “one of the meanest people alive,” which got more than 2,000 replies.

A comedian named Kevin T. Porter crowdsourced “insane stories you’ve heard about Ellen being mean” in exchange for $2 donations to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank — and received thousands of responses

While the accuracy of the stories is impossible to verify from tweets alone, news outlets including Insider picked up on the thread. One Twitter user accused DeGeneres of using her fan art as a prop, while another described her getting mad at a server with chipped nail polish who waited on the host and her wife, Portia, at brunch.

There were also stories about DeGeneres’ behavior while filming, including accusations that she wouldn’t let crew members eat meat, that she fired an autistic custodian for greeting her, and that she made anyone entering her office chew gum from a bowl outside her door since she had a “sensitive nose.”

El Chapo’s Mother Claims That The US Illegally Extradited Her Son And She Wants Him Back

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El Chapo’s Mother Claims That The US Illegally Extradited Her Son And She Wants Him Back

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El Chapo’s mother has reportedly asked Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) to bring her son back from U.S. federal custody. María Consuelo Loera Pérez, El Chapo’s mother, claims that the U.S. illegally extradited her son from Mexico.

María Consuelo Loera Pérez, El Chapo’s mom, wants her son brought back to Mexico.

According to Daily Mail, El Chapo’s mother sent a letter to President López Obrador claiming to have information that proves that the U.S illegally extradited her son. In the letter, Loera Pérez argues that her attorneys have sufficient proof that the U.S. acted inappropriately and is asking President López Obrador to bring El Chapo back to serve his sentence in Mexican custody.

It is alleged that Loera Pérez’s attorneys are already in talks to bring El Chapo back to Mexico.

Some people have been able to find humor in the news. El Chapo was extradited and eventually convicted by U.S. authorities on a series of felonies tied to his participation in the drug trade. His involvement in cartel activities in Mexico that spilled into the U.S. led to his extradition and sentencing in U.S. custody.

The news comes after a viral video showed AMLO visiting with El Chapo’s mother.

The video, allegedly taken in Badiraguato, Sinaloa, Mexico, shows AMLO walking up and greeting Loera Pérez as she sits in a car. He can allegedly be heard telling her not to get out of the car and that he did get her letter. The mention of the letter does lend credibility to the claims of El Chapo’s mother fighting to bring him back. However, it is unclear what the letter he mentioned addressed.

The video is drawing strong reactions from people as AMLO is violating social distancing guidelines set forth to combat COVID-19.

AMLO has been panned for leaving Mexico exceptionally vulnerable to the COVID-19 pandemic by not moving quickly enough to set restrictions. Health authorities in Mexico are urging all 130 million citizens to stay indoors and to only leave on essential business.

Some people are more upset with the fact AMLO met with El Chapo’s mother.

“In this case, the least of the problems is the social distancing for Covid19,” @archibaldo53 tweeted. “The true problem is the significance of this visit that clarifies our doubt completely and finds López in relations with these people.”

El Chapo is currently serving a life sentence in U.S. federal custody. He was sentenced to life by a Federal District Court in Brooklyn for his drug, murder, and money laundering charges.

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