RICHARD JOHNSON: Melania Trump gets an LGBTQ honor and is ready to be first lady again

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Donald Trump had a couple reasons to be the first former president to attend a Log Cabin Republicans’ event.

The annual Spirit of Lincoln dinner was held last Saturday at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, and the LGBTQ+ group’s top honoree was Melania Trump.

“This was their first joint appearance in the buildup to his 2024 presidential run,” one source said.

“Melania was telling pals she will fully support Donald’s rerun for president and that she’s ready to be first lady again.”

Kimberly Guilfoyle, there solo, told Jane Scher, the mother of art world socialite Libbie Mugrabi, that her boyfriend, Donald Trump Jr., was “off hunting with the boys.”

Also spotted: Judith Giuliani, Andrea Catsimatidis and Jeanine Pirro.

Melania is said to be sifting through thousands of photos from her years at the White House for a coffee table book to be published next year.

Said one source, “Melania Trump was a popular first lady with the highest approval ratings out of the entire Trump family.”


The over/under on Paris Hilton’s marriage is about one year, sources say.

No matter how badly the media personality gets along with her new husband, Carter Reum, the longer the couple sticks it out, the less embarrassing this split will be.

“I have never felt so close to another person in my life. And that’s because you’re the first one who tore down the walls I built around my heart and opened up my heart in a way that I didn’t know was possible,” Paris gushed about her venture capitalist husband on Instagram.

But one non-believer said, “Men do not fare well with Paris in general, or reality TV.”

The elaborate wedding on Thursday coincided with “Paris in Love,” the Peacock TV show which shows the couple shopping for wedding dresses and choosing her grandfather’s Bel Air mansion as the site.

But the whole thing smacks of Kim Kardashian’s 72-day marriage to basketball player Kris Humphries, which was featured on “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” before it imploded.

Paris is trying to keep up. She and her hubby will definitely beat 72 days.


Zac Efron deserves a special Oscar for Outstanding Party Stamina after showing up at 5 a.m. at the CircoLoco party.

“He seemed to be on Cloud Nine,” said a fellow non-sleeper at the bash staged by Teksupport at the Brooklyn Warehouse.

Fashion designer Virgil Abloh kicked things off mixing Michael Jackson hits with house music.

The crowd included Kid Cudi, Meek Mill and lingerie model Joanne Small, who arrived with Brazilian singer Anitta and reggaeton superstar Anuel.

The Martinez Brothers started deejaying at 4 a.m. in time for the hottest rock and roll band from Italy, Maneskin, to make an appearance.

Some of the celebs went to afterparties at 7 a.m., which deserves another Oscar.


Tommy Chong, at 80 years young, is on a roll and we don’t mean the cannabis ones.

Chong, who was one half of Cheech and Chong, said recently on “FanRoom Live,” a virtual show with host Jae Benjamin, that he aspires to be “one of the richest men in the world.”

He’s not blowing smoke. Chong has a successful CBD holistic cure company for common maladies, and has started a film production company.

Does Chong have any pearls of wisdom for aspiring talents? “Be true to yourself!”


Opera diva Radmila Lolly got a chance to share her life with the audience at the TEDx Dupree Park in Woodstock, Ga. After showing childhood photos, she performed several numbers including one written by her mother. Lolly next performs Nov. 20 at the Vizcaya annual benefit.


Adrian Grenier, of “Entourage” fame, teamed up with artist Patrick J. Peter III to create an NFT titled “Dog and Duck Give a F***” to benefit Grenier’s The eco-warriors unveiled the piece at the Dacia Gallery on E. 11th St. ... Juanita N. Holmes, the chief of NYPD’s Patrol Bureau, said on Jean Shafiroff’s “Successful Philanthropy” cable TV show that if soon-to-be mayor Eric Adams is serious about appointing a woman police commissioner, she’s up for it. “It would be an honor to do so,” she said …. The early crowd at Michael’s in Midtown Manhattan was thrilled to be joined by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Karen Bass, the future mayor of Los Angeles.