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Judge Greg Mathis speaks on the Flint crisis

Detroit’s own Judge Greg Mathis appeared Tuesday on Fox-TV’s “The Real” to denounce the Flint water catastrophe, promising to work to get a moratorium on water bills in the beleaguered city. Then the 55-year-old TV star drew a comparison to the terrorist threat, saying, “Homeland Security prepares every day, our Secretary of Defense prepares every day, for one of the biggest fears we have is terrorists poisoning our water, and here we have our own government having poisoned the water.”

Live beneath The Donald

The Fifth Avenue apartment in Trump Tower that once housed Donald Trump’s parents is on the market for a cool $23 million — your big chance to live just five floors down from The Donald, 69, and his penthouse. The 3,725-square-foot condo up for sale is on the 63d floor. Listing agent Dolly Lenz told Page Six that neighbors allege Michael Jackson rented the apartment from Trump in the summer of 1994 — and paid $110,000 a month for the privilege.

Self-made Gwyneth

Gwyneth Paltrow, 43, admits she grew up rich. But the minute she dropped out of UC Santa Barbara to pursue acting, her father — film and TV director Bruce Paltrow —told her she was on her own, according to Page Six. And he meant it, she tells Glamour magazine in the March cover story. So she got a roommate and worked as a hostess in a restaurant. “I would scrounge quarters to buy Starbucks — and walk there to save gas,” she told Glamour. I remember once asking my dad for money ... and he said, ‘You’re more than welcome to come over for dinner.’ That was it.”

Girls night out at strip club

She was arrested for public intoxication and drug possession Friday at Austin Airport, but Blac Chyna, 27, wasn’t letting that cramp her style. She was spotted Monday night partying with pal Amber Rose, 32, at West Hollywood’s Ace of Diamonds strip club. Rose, a committed feminist and one-time exotic dancer, clearly felt right at home, while Chyna — who’s now dating 28-year-old Rob Kardashian — kept the stripper on stage gyrating with lavish tips. Chyna and Rose were said to be on the outs just months ago, but clearly seem to have patched things up.

mhodges@detroitnews.com

Wednesday’s birthdays

Derrick Levasseur, 32

Amal Clooney, 38

Nathan Lane, 60

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