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John Legend, T.I., Others React To #GovernmentShutdown

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On Monday night, the US government officially shut down after the House and Senate failed to agree on a bill that would fund the federal government. Celebrities are taking to Twitter to vent their frustrations with Washington’s legislative gridlock.

  • “I leave the country for a couple weeks and all hell breaks loose. I’m coming back Saturday, America. I hope there’s air traffic control,” John Legend wrote on Twitter. The singer later added, “F the shutdown. The Health Insurance Marketplace is now open in every state. Don’t wait another day to #GetCovered.”
  • “This govt shutdown is a sad and shameful mess,” Solange Knowles expressed on social media.
  • Estelle also took to Twitter to express her thoughts, writing, “Wonder if folks will still take the repubs serious… #governmentshutdown … Smh.”
  • “Shouldn’t the government shutdown include SHUTTING down the paychecks going to these baboons in Congress? Wouldn’t that help them DECIDE,” Claudia Jordan also wrote.
  • “1 Time 4 #MYPRESIDENT da 1st pres to ever create affordable healthcare for everyone! #OBAMACARE,” rapper T.I wrote on Twitter.
  • Rosie Perez took to her Twitter account, writing, “Dag. Even the pandas are feeling the #govtshutdown.”
  • And funnyman Will Ferrell even joked on Twitter, posting, “What do you mean the #governmentshutdown doesn’t automatically trigger the Hunger Games? Isn’t that in the constitution somewhere?”

The shutdown has left 800,000 employees without a job until the matter is resolved.

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Eniko Hart Slays On First Red Carpet Since Giving Birth; Hear What Kevin Hart Had To Say!

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Kevin Hart may be the star in the family, but it’s his wife Eniko Hart who stole the show during the premiere for his flick “Jumani: Welcome To The Jungle”.

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It was Mrs. Hart’s first red carpet since giving birth to the couple’s first child, Kenzo Kash, just three weeks ago. To say it was a snapback is an understatement. The 30-year-old, who worked out during her entire pregnancy, look sexy and svelt in a elegant black number while her superstar hubby hit the carpet in a black suit with white trim.

Although the couple faced some bumps in the road earlier this year with Kev being extorted over a video showing him cheating on his wife, the couple has bounced back. And on Tuesday night’s jungle-themed red carpet Hart told HipHollywood, “My wife is just an amazing woman … I would not be me right now without that woman in my life.”

You can see Kev, alongside Dewayne “The Rock” Johnson, Jack Black and more, when “Jumani: Welcome To The Jungle” hits theaters on December 20th.

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