Morning! While you were sleeping (or staying up to binge-watch Friends for the tenth time, or pulling an all-nighter in the library), a few things went down that you’ll probably want to know about. So grab a cup of coffee, settle in, and get scrolling.
Rumor Has It
Selena Gomez made a surprise appearance at Coachella Friday as she took the stage to during DJ Snake’s set to perform “Taki Taki” with him, Cardi B and Ozuna.
Gomez took the stage during day one of the festival, dressed in a white suit. Fans were obviously ecstatic to see the singer, sharing footage of the performance on social media.
— Entertainment Tonight (@etnow) April 13, 2019
The singer’s friend Raquelle Stevens shared a photo of Gomez en route to Coachella, wearing a grey outfit, Elle reports.
Cardi B also posted a picture with the singer, along with DJ Snake, on her Instagram Story, captioning it, “Coachella and I love them.”
Image via Cardi B - Instagram
Gomez was last at Coachella in 2017, when she attended the festival with former boyfriend The Weeknd, who was performing there. This was her first time performing on the Coachella stage.
Her performance marks the first time she has taken the stage since she sought mental health treatment last year following a few hospital stays, Variety reports.
The singer also revealed in an Instagram post that she had undergone a kidney transplant last year as a result of her lupus diagnosis.
“I’m very aware some of my fans had noticed I was laying low for part of the summer and questioning why I wasn’t promoting my new music, which I was extremely proud of,” Gomez wrote, posting a picture of herself holding hands with her friend, actress Francia Raisa, who donated the kidney. “So I found out I needed to get a kidney transplant due to my lupus and was recovering. It was what I needed to do for my overall health.”
News You Can Eat
Starbucks is always making super trendy, Instagram-worthy frappuccinos. I mean, remember when the coffee company released the colorful, mesmerizing unicorn frappuccino? Well now, Starbucks has crafted another beautiful frappuccino: the Pink Flamingo Frappuccino.
According to Starbucks, the Pink Flamingo Frappuccino is strawberry-flavored (hence the pink coloring), making it the perfect cool treat this spring if you’re craving something sweet and fruity. The beverage is also topped with whipped cream and cookie pieces.
Image via Starbucks
We haven’t even tasted it yet, but it sounds delicious.
There is a catch, however. The drink, which had originally made its debut at Disney Springs back in 2017, is now only available for a limited time in Latin America, Popsugar reports.
So if you don’t have any plans to be in Latin America this April, then you’ll have to admire the Pink Flamingo Frappuccino’s beauty from afar.
Starbucks customers in Latin America, however, aren’t the only lucky ones. Starbucks Asia is adding two brand-new Frappuccinos to its lineup.
The new cold beverages include the Mixed Berry Frappuccino with Pomegranate Pearls, and the Yuzu Honey Jelly Yogurt Frappuccino, Elite Daily reports. Both Frappuccinos will also be available in April while supplies last, so make sure to get them while you can.
Then This Happened
President Donald Trump declared he had the “absolute legal right” to release undocumented immigrants into sanctuary cities in a tweet Saturday night, and demanded that his request be granted, HuffPost reports.
While Trump didn’t provide any legal proof, he wrote, “Just out: The USA has the absolute legal right to have apprehended illegal immigrants transferred to Sanctuary Cities. We hereby demand that they be taken care of at the highest level, especially by the State of California, which is well known or its poor management & high taxes!”
Just out: The USA has the absolute legal right to have apprehended illegal immigrants transferred to Sanctuary Cities. We hereby demand that they be taken care of at the highest level, especially by the State of California, which is well known or its poor management & high taxes!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 14, 2019
Sanctuary cities, such as San Francisco, are considered as such because they do not cooperate with the federal government in complying with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) requests.
The Washington Post broke the story of the Trump administration’s plan on Thursday, reporting that it has been considered twice in the past six months. A White House official told ABC News the plan “was just a suggestion that was floated and rejected,” but Trump contradicted that on Friday when he tweeted the plan was still being considered.
“The asylum laws are absolutely insane. They come up. In many cases, they’re rough gang members,” Trump told reporters on Friday. “So we are looking at the possibility — strongly looking at it, to be honest with you.”
In an interview on ABC’s This Week, House Homeland Security Committee Bennie Thompson (D-MS) told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos he didn’t “see a legal way to do this,” adding that Trump had “manufactured chaos” at the southern border with his immigration policies.
“Before Donald Trump took office, we had a situation that was manageable,” Thompson said. “We had spikes, but it also went down, but what we have now is a constant pushing of the system so that it doesn't work.”
In an earlier interview, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told Stephanopoulos said the Trump administration is “looking to see if there are options that make it possible and doing a full and thorough and extensive review.”
Sanders also argued that Democrats need to “step up and help the president fix the laws,” adding that if they did, “this all could go away.”
Thompson said Democrats were ready to “sit down and talk,” but said they “won’t be lectured to by the president.”
“He can’t decide ‘I’m not going to talk to Speaker Pelosi, I’m not going to talk to Chairman Nadler, I’m not going to talk to Bennie Thompson, I’m going to talk to somebody else.’ That’s not how it plays. Democrats elected us as leaders, and we’re the ones to expect — that are expected to go forward with this.”
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