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Gigi Hadid Defends Melania Trump Joke with Handwritten Statement

Gigi Hadid Defends Melania Trump Joke with Handwritten Statement

Gigi Hadid faced backlash from supporters of Donald Trump after she impersonated his wife Melania during her opening monologue at the 2016 American Music Awards and now she is defending the joke.

The 21-year-old model did an impression of the future First Lady and poked fun at the public perception of her in the process. After she was slammed by some fans, she apologized to anyone she offended in a handwritten letter posted to her Twitter account on Monday evening (November 21).

“I was honored to host the AMAs last night and to work with some of the most respected writers in the business. I removed or changed anything in the script that I felt took the joke too far, and whether or not you choose to see it, what remained was done in good humor and with no bad internet,” Gigi wrote. “I too have been the center of a nationally televised comedy skit that poked fun at my actions, and was able to find the humor in it.”

“I believe Melania understands show business and the way shows are written and run. I apologized to anyone that I offended and have only the best wishes for our country,” she concluded the letter.

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VIDEO: Niall Horan Shakes Hands with Zayn Malik at AMAs 2016

VIDEO: Niall Horan Shakes Hands with Zayn Malik at AMAs 2016

Ex One Direction bandmates Zayn Malik and Niall Horan were both at the 2016 American Music Awards and they were caught on camera having a little bit of an awkward interaction!

While walking by Zayn, Niall reached his hand out to shake hands, but didn’t stop to speak and kept walking. Twitter user @EverglowAnn recorded the moment and posted it to Twitter, which you can check out below.

That same evening, Zayn threw a bit of shade at 1D during his New Artist of the Year award acceptance speech.

Watch the handshake below…

Sofia Carson Says Zayn Malik's AMA Win Was 'So Deserved'

Sofia Carson Says Zayn Malik's AMA Win Was 'So Deserved'

Sofia Carson seems to be just as big of a Zayn Malik fan as we are!

The 23-year-old Descendants star took to social media after he won Best New Artist at the 2016 American Music Awards.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Sofia Carson

“Huge Congratulations @zaynmalik !!! So deserved #AMAs #BestNewArtist,” Sofia tweeted.

In case you missed it, Zayn threw a little shade at One Direction during his speech.

Pictured: Sofia keeps it simple but stylish in black while attending day two of Westwood One Backstage at the L.A. Live Event Deck on Saturday (November 19) in Los Angeles.

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Selena Gomez Gets Love from Taylor Swift, Camila Cabello, & More After AMAs Speech!

Selena Gomez Gets Love from Taylor Swift, Camila Cabello, & More After AMAs Speech!

Selena Gomez had the most touching moment of the night at the 2016 American Music Awards and her celeb friends like Taylor Swift and Camila Cabello showed their love on social media!

The 24-year-old entertainer won the award for Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock and she gave an emotional speech while thanking her fans for their support throughout her break.

Taylor took to her Instagram Stories to share a video of her watching the awards from home and cheering on Selena when she was announced as the winner. Watch the clip below!

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VIDEO: Shawn Mendes Invites Niall Horan Backstage At AMAs For 'Mercy' Duet!

VIDEO: Shawn Mendes Invites Niall Horan Backstage At AMAs For 'Mercy' Duet!

Shawn Mendes and Niall Horan have teamed up for a special duet!

The 18-year-old singer invited Niall, 23, backstage at the 2016 American Music Awards to perform a special duet rendition of his hit song “Mercy,” which he performed on stage along with “Treat You Better” that same evening.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Shawn Mendes

“@niallhoran is a lad,” Shawn captioned with the Instagram post. Niall also hit the stage during the award ceremony to perform his debut solo single “This Town.”

“Amazing night at the @AMAs,” Niall tweeted. “Thank you for having me as per usual. Appreciate it. Now let’s have a drink.”


@niallhoran is a lad

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Bailee Madison Stuns With Second Look at AMAs 2016

Bailee Madison Stuns With Second Look at AMAs 2016

We are so in love with Bailee Madison‘s second look for the 2016 American Music Awards!

The Good Witch starlet switched things up from her red carpet look with a sheer, and backless, black dress from Zvonko Markovic Couture.

Bailee completed her new chic look with De Blossom Collection heels, while keeping her hair up in a cute I Dream of Jeannie-like ponytail.

Also spotted on the carpet tonight were social stars Lauren Elizabeth, Lauren Giraldo, Gigi Gorgeous and boy band Forever In Your Mind.

See more pics of Bailee‘s second look below!

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VIDEO: Shawn Mendes Wows With 'Treat You Better' & 'Mercy' Medley at AMAs 2016

VIDEO: Shawn Mendes Wows With 'Treat You Better' & 'Mercy' Medley at AMAs 2016

Shawn Mendes is so swoonworthy!

The Canadian-born singer had all eyes on him for this two song medley at the 2016 American Music Awards on Sunday night (November 20) in Los Angeles.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Shawn Mendes

Shawn performed both his hit songs, “Treat You Better” and “Mercy.” Later on, he’ll be back with “Three Empty Words” on XFINITY On Demand!

He was also up for New Artist of the Year, but lost out to Zayn Malik.

Watch his performance below!

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VIDEO: Niall Horan Makes Solo Performance Debut at AMAs with 'This Town'

VIDEO: Niall Horan Makes Solo Performance Debut at AMAs with 'This Town'

Niall Horan made his solo debut performance tonight!

We’re so proud of the former One Direction singer who performed “This Town” during the 2016 American Music Awards tonight in Los Angeles.

All Niall had on stage with him besides his guitar, was a pianist, a drummer, a cellist and a backup guitarist!

“You always get nervous before these kind of things. When it’s your own gig, you can get away with it a little bit more. The whole crowd comes to see you, so you can kind of get away with a bit more messing about. But when it’s this kind of thing, you get nervous—it’s live TV,” Niall shared ahead of his performance.

Watch below!

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