What’s Trending: Swift’s enemies pose for pic at a birthday celebration. Plus, President Barack Obama’s half-brother says he’ll vote for Donald Trump. Annette Lawless is tracking trending topics for July 25.
KARDASHIAN, HARRIS POSE FOR PICTURE AT J-LO’S BIRTHDAY
As Jennifer Lopez celebrates her 47th birthday, it’s a picture at her Las Vegas party that has some people doing a double-take. In a picture posted on French Montana’s Instagram, the rapper poses with Kim Kardashian, Lopez and Calvin Harris.
To some, it may be a seemingly innocent picture. However, some folks on the Internet say it may be a dig at Taylor Swift, who recently broke up with Harris and has an ongoing feud with Kardashian and her husband, Kanye West.
PRESIDENT OBAMA’S HALF-BROTHER TO VOTE FOR TRUMP
Amid an e-mail scandal at the start of the Democratic National Convention, some may be surprised for a new political plot twist: President Obama’s half-brother said he supports Donald Trump.
In a recent interview with The New York Post, Malik Obama said he’s voting for Trump.
“I like Donald Trump because he speaks from the heart,” said from his home in the rural village of Kogelo, Kenya. “Make America Great Again is a great slogan. I would like to meet him.”
Though he is a longtime Democrat, Malik said he’s disappointed with his political party, especially on issues like the FBI’s ruling on Hillary Clinton’s e-mail scandal and issues on same-sex marriage.
When Trump heard about the support, he Tweeted out the news.
Wow, President Obama’s brother, Malik, just announced that he is voting for me. Was probably treated badly by president-like everybody else!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 24, 2016
Public records show that Malik a registered voter in Maryland. He plans to make it back to the U.S. to vote in November, according to The Post.
ONE DIRECTION SINGER LIAM PAYNE GOES SOLO
One Direction fans are seeing the writing on the wall as singer Liam Payne announced he has signed a record deal with Capitol Records UK after the boy band said last year they were taking a break.
Payne said Friday he is “really happy” to have signed with Capitol Records UK.
“One Direction will always be my family,” he said. “I’m now excited to show what I can do as a solo artist.”
One direction will always be my home and family but I’m very excited to see what this chapter brings.
— Liam (@Real_Liam_Payne) July 21, 2016
The band had announced a hiatus after touring with their fifth album.
One Direction formed in 2010 after five teenagers — Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Payne, Harry Styles and Zayn Malik — auditioned individually for British TV talent show “The X Factor.” Malik quit the chart-topping group in 2015.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.