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Since this mentions Jeffrey Dahmer I've lately been a little fascinated with serial killers like him & Ted Bundy...etc. Have you ever been fascinated or interested in one?
Liam Neeson's family is going through yet another trying time.
The actor's nephew Ronan Sexton, son of Neeson's sister Bernadette Sexton, has been hospitalized in critical condition after suffering severe head injuries in a fall, London's Telegraph reported Thursday.
Accorinding to the paper, Ronan, 31, was out with friends in East Sussex when he fell 20 feet from the top of a phone booth near Brighton Pier at around 4 a.m. on Sunday. Authorities have said that the fall was an accident and they were not treating it as suspicious.
Ronan, the youngest of Bernadette's six children, was taken to nearby Royal Sussex County Hospital and then transferred to Hurstwood Park Hospital in Haywards Heath, West Sussex, where he remains.
Tragically, Neeson lost wife Natasha Richardson five years ago after she sustained a fatal head injury in a fall during a ski trip.
In an interview with 60 Minutes in February, the Northern Irish actor told Anderson Cooper that her death still doesn't seem real to him at times.
"There are periods now in our New York residence when I hear the door opening, especially the first couple of years…Any time I hear that door opening, I still think I'm going to hear her," the 62-year-old thesp said. "It hits you. It's like a wave. You just get this profound feeling of instability. The Earth isn't stable anymore and then it passes and it becomes more infrequent, but I still get it sometimes."
Bernadette's partner, Harry Shannon, told the Telegraph that Neeson had been in touch with his sister since Ronan's accident.
instantly thought of natasha. this is so awful for the family. hope he makes a full recovery.
A Vancouver reality TV personality was grilled on the stand during her divorce trial for most of the day Thursday by her former husband’s lawyer, who questioned what the woman claimed she was earning and spending.
Jody Claman, one of the stars of the Real Housewives of Vancouver, told the hearing in B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver that she was $148,000 in debt and has expenses of $50,000 a month.
Her ex-husband, Eran Friedlander, the president of a mining company, filed for divorce last year from the reality-show star.
Claman told court Wednesday under questioning from her lawyer that she needed $50,000 a month to cover mortgages on three properties, one in Whistler, and her living expenses. She said she couldn’t borrow any more against her properties and that she will have to “sell something” to meet her payments.
She also said she needed at least $100,000 to get her catering company, Jody’s Fine Foods, which started in 1992 and closed in 2005, operating again. Claman also told court she’s made no money this year.
Among her monthly expenses was $400 for transportation, which included public transit. “Do you take the bus?” her lawyer asked. “Yes, yes I do,” she replied quickly.
She also said she spent $1,200 a month on charitable donations, including those she made to a favourite animal shelter. “I have to support her (the shelter owner),” she said. “I’d rather not eat.”
Also in answer to a question about a psychological assessment, she said she disputed findings of aggression and was “fascinated by the (finding of) narcissism.”
“I don’t even work out,” she said. “I’m really a hippie deep down inside because that’s the way I was raised.”
She said a psychological report found she was “off the charts with my aggression.”
“My husband walked out with me, he left me with no money,” she said. “Of course I’d be aggressive” to try to protect the well-being of her children, she said.
RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned that Aviva Drescher‘s quirky and kooky 76-year-old father, George Teichner‘s 25-year-old fiancée, Dana Lavette Cody, is getting her own Bravo spin-off show!
The May-December couple’s impending nuptials “will be the focus of the show,” an insider told Radar.
“Even though the current season of RHONY is a ratings flop, the breakout stars are Aviva’s dad, and Lavette,” the source said. “Fans have very strong reactions to both of them as individuals, and of course as a couple. Dana’s show doesn’t have a working title yet, but will begin filming at the end of August.”
As rumors swirled about the exciting news, commenters have taken to the Internet to further fuel the fire about scandal surrounding the pair. One user even went so far as to claim that Cody is a lesbian!
But behind the scenes, the insider told Radar, “Aviva had no idea Dana was going to be getting her own show! She will be featured on the spin-off, but she is a bit jealous that Dana will be the sole focus on her show.”
Andy recently revealed that he loves watching the scene in which Heather Dubrow kicks Shannon Beador out of her home.
While the scene undoubtedly left many viewers angry and frustrated, Andy apparently was left just amazed. Andy made no secret that he loves the scene's drama. “That was — I watched that scene like four times," he said in excitement with a big smile.
In the show, Shannon shared with Tamra her marital troubles. Tamra later met up with Heather and told her that Shannon told her that David had sent an e-mail suggesting divorce. Heather then told the news to a group of friends she was having lunch with, one of whom knew David and told him. Shannon was left shocked that Tamra would tell another person what she had told her in confidence.When confronted, Tamra lied and said that she did not tell Heather anything.
Shannon went over to Heather's house unannounced to ask her if Tamra really did tell her the information. An argument ensued and Heather abruptly told Shannon to leave her house.
sources: Examiner, RadarOnline, TheProvince
Though many are focused on the upcoming "Pokemon Alpha Sapphire" and "Pokemon Omega Ruby" games you shouldn't forget about the sixth-generation "Pokemon X and Y" titles. If you remember late last year leaks of the legendary "Pokemon X and Y" trio in the form of Diancie, Volcanion and Hoopa were revealed.
Back in November 2013 a hacker named Smealum leaked all the information about Diancie, Volcanion and Hoopa with pics and even "Pokemon X and Y" new attacks. While Diancie was officially revealed Hoopa and Volcanion were never mentioned by Nintendo. But with GameFreak's confirmation of Mega Diancie this led many fans to believe the other legendary Pokemon were coming soon.
Does the confirmation of Diancie mean gamers can expect Mega Volcanion and Mega Hoopa soon? Well that's up for debate. Mega Diancie, Sceptile and Swampert weren't leaked prior to their official announcement at E3 2014 early this month, yet gamers recieved all three. As iDigital Times reports Nintendo is capable of sending out new updates of "Pokemon X and Y" at any time so gamers can definitely expect not only those legendary pokemon but a plethora of other Mega Evolutions.
Meanwhile, thanks to Smealum again, it is rumored that Mega Latios and Latias have been lying in wait and locked away inside "X and Y" game carts for some time now. While it isn't known how the Mega Evolutions will be unlocked Pokemonxandpokemony.com have revealed the megas will come with new and interesting type and ability changes.
According to the blog Mega Latios will remain a Dragon/Psychic type pokemon but will gain the Adaptability ability. With this, Mega Latios will receive double attack power when it comes to STAB (same type attack bonus). As for Mega Latias, this pokemon will receive a type chane with Dragon/Fairy as well as a new ability. Mega Latias receives Multiscale allowing the pokemon to receive half damage from attacks when it has full HP.
friend code time?
Chef Gordon Ramsay couldn't save every kitchen from its nightmares.
More than 60% of restaurants featured on the show "Kitchen Nightmares" are now closed, according to Grub Street New York, which did the math. Approximately 30% of those kitchens closed within one year of their episode's air date.
The show announced earlier this week it would end its 10-year run.
Considering the current closure rate of restaurants, Ramsay's success rate might not seem so bad. About 30% of restaurants fail in their first year, and another 30% fail sometime in the following two years, according to the National Restaurant Association.
On a positive note, around 39% of restaurants featured on the show are still open. Those include the infamous Amy's Baking Company, the Arizona restaurant that had a complete social media meltdown after Ramsay stormed out during the episode. Amy's Baking Company closed for a brief time and later reopened without much fanfare.
[for shits and giggles - they went on Dr Phil]
"Kitchen Nightmares" will air four more episodes.
Jessica Simpson's Killer Legs Are on Display in Gym Shorts After a Pre-Wedding Workout
Jessica Simpson can't help but flaunt her fit bod around town!
The mother of two was spotted running errands in Beverly Hills earlier this morning wearing head-to-toe Lululemon and looking downright fab.
Wearing a pair of running shorts, sneakers and a tight-fitting jacket, Simpson showed off her killer curves and insanely toned legs while leaving her dermatologist's office.
And whether she came from the gym, or was about to head to a workout, Simpson's clearly sticking to her rigorous routine in order to feel her best on her wedding day.
The former Fashion Star mentor is due to tie the knot with fiancé Eric Johnson over the July 4 weekend, and according to our source, is planning a "classic and modern" wedding.
In fact, Simpson's hubby-to-be is letting his leading lady handle all of the finishing touches on their upcoming nuptials.
She is "all hands-on for her wedding and her husband...is sitting back and enjoying letting Jessica make a lot of the decisions for their wedding day. He is a very laid-back guy and just loves seeing Jessica happy, especially on her big day."
It's only a matter of weeks before we hear wedding bells for these two!
Jessica Simpson continues to show off her toned legs as she parties in plunging floral playsuit at pal Donald Faison's birthday bash
She can't seem to keep her gorgeous legs covered up these days - and who can blame her.
Jessica Simpson looked sensational in a pretty floral playsuit as she celebrated a friend's 40th birthday on Saturday night.
The 33-year-old arrived at the fashionable Sunset Marquis Hotel in West Hollywood on the arm of her fiancee` Eric Johnson.
Eric, 34, kept a mindful eye on his wife-to-be, who lost an estimated 50lbs of baby weight following the birth of her two children.
A combination of diet and exercise saw the Weight Watchers spokeswoman shed the pounds in a healthy way.
And the end result is nothing short of spectacular with the actress and singer looking better than ever.
She showcased her hard work at the birthday party of Scrubs actor Donald Faison in a thigh skimming black and pink playsuit with a plunging neckline.
Donald is the husband of Jessica's best friend CaCee Cobb.
Jessica emphasized her toned legs with a pair of black peep-toe pumps.
Her long blonde locks were swept over her left shoulder while she carried a designer black tote purse on her right.
She kept her make-up simple with just a touch of nude lip gloss and a natural shade of eyeshadow.
The slimline star was joined later in the evening by her younger sister Ashlee and her boyfriend Evan Ross.
[She looks FABULOUS]
WASHINGTON — In 1966, in a letter to a friend in Ireland, Jacqueline Kennedy seemed to see her future. She described her “strange” world, one in which “privacy barely exists, and where I spend all winter in New York holding my breath and wondering which old letter of mine will come up for auction next!”
All these years later, her family is still carefully guarding her legacy — and launching a new attempt to prevent the auction of letters she wrote to an Irish priest.
Caroline Kennedy has gotten involved in trying to establish ownership over the batch of more than 30 deeply personal letters that her mother had written to the Rev. Joseph Leonard over nearly 15 years. Those letters — in which Kennedy revealed some of her most private thoughts on marriage, motherhood, and death — had been set to be auctioned.
But under questions of ownership, copyright, and morality, the letters were pulled. The same day that attorneys for Caroline Kennedy contacted the Irish auction house planning to sell the letters, the auction was canceled. And the financially strapped college that discovered the letters and was hoping for a windfall — All Hallows College in Dublin — is now planning to close some 172 years after it opened.
“The Kennedys are very, very controlling. And I’m sure they don’t like when they don’t have control of things,” said Laurence Leamer, author of “The Kennedy Women.” Caroline, he added, “feels now that she’s the bearer of the legacy, and that’s why they have to be so careful.”
The dispute is only the latest twist in a years-long effort by Caroline Kennedy to protect the writings left behind by her mother.
When Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis died, she gave her copyright interests and all of her writings to her children. After John F. Kennedy Jr., died in a plane crash in 1999, Caroline Kennedy gained complete control.
“I request, but do not direct, my children to respect my wish for privacy,” she wrote in her will.
This is not the first time Caroline Kennedy has gotten involved in such a dispute. In 2003, the author Thomas Maier published a book, “The Kennedys: America’s Emerald Kings,” that contained a chapter based on interviews with Father Richard McSorley, a Jesuit priest who, during games of tennis, counseled Jacqueline Kennedy shortly after her husband, President John F. Kennedy, was assassinated in 1963.
The chapter – which tells of a grieving widow who talked about suicide and questioned her fitness as a mother — was also based on letters that Kennedy had written to McSorley, which were available in McSorley’s papers through Georgetown University.
Then, as now, questions were raised over whether such intimate thoughts and letters – particularly those expressed to a priest – should have been made public. The late Senator Edward M. Kennedy said at the time that he was “deeply disappointed that the privacy of communications such as these between a member of the clergy and his parishioner would not be respected.”
Just after the book was published, Maier said, Caroline Kennedy asserted that she owned the copyright to the letters and Georgetown put restrictions on the papers so they could no longer be viewed.
The head of the Jesuit community at Georgetown University apologized to the family. Maier was unapologetic.
“After 50 years, America deserves the full historical record to the best we can provide it,” he said. “Any actions that keep it as private property at this stage of the game are perhaps legally defensible but are not historically defensible. Especially when so much of the material is kept in taxpayer-funded archives.”
He added: “To not allow for the appropriate disclosure, more than 50 years after, does a disservice to history and to many Americans who are still alive who witnessed these events.”
Historians had long asked for the oral history Jacqueline Kennedy did with Arthur Schlesinger but were told it wouldn’t be available until 75 years after her death. Then, Caroline Kennedy came out with a book of her own that released those interviews.
The book became a best-seller.
“The family got fed up of everybody making money off of the Kennedys,”Leamer said. “They want the control. They want the money. . . . They’re very protective, and they feel these repulsive journalists are trying to say anything to make a buck. That’s not totally untrue.”
In general, while the physical copy of the letter belongs to the recipient, the copyright for the letter belongs to the author. The copyright transfers to a person’s heirs when he or she dies — as it did to Caroline Kennedy in this case.
The letters that her mother had written to and received from Father Leonard were rediscovered earlier this year when officials at All Hallows College — where Leonard had served and where he died — scoured their archives in an effort to find valuable materials that could be sold.
Jackie Kennedy first met Leonard in 1950, when she was 21, and over the course of nearly 15 years exchanged letters with him.
“I am so bitter against God,” she wrote a few months after the assassination of her husband. “I think God must have taken Jack to show the world how lost we would be without him. But that is a strange way of thinking to me – and God will have a bit of explaining to do to me if I ever see him.”
After Leonard died in 1964, a mutual friend – John A. Costello, a former Irish prime minister — contacted Kennedy and let her know that Leonard had numerous letters from her. Kennedy wrote to say how “touched” she was by the careful and confidential way her letters had been treated.
And she wrote about reading one of the letters to her 8-year-old daughter, Caroline, and the effect it had on her. Kennedy asked the college if there was something she could do to assist it, and she later sent autographed books about her late husband.
The Globe earlier this year was able to review summaries of those letters, but the college would not provide actual copies out of concern that the Kennedy family would object.
Philip Sheppard, who represents the auction house that was going to sell the letters, said in a recent court affidavit that Kennedy family attorneys contacted the firm on May 21, asserting that they owned the copyright of the letters, according to the Irish Times. Sheppard declined to comment.
His attorneys also declined to comment, as did Caroline Kennedy and her husband, Edwin Schlossberg.
Meanwhile, an order of the Catholic Church affiliated with All Hallows College, the Vincentians, has said that Leonard’s will gives them ownership of the letters.
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ papers are held in various collections around the world, including many at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston. But most of her personal correspondence – likely including many of the letters she received from Father Leonard– is not available to the public. In some cases, the papers have not been sorted through and indexed, and in others Caroline Kennedy has put restrictions on them.
The Kennedy Library has said it is not involved in trying to obtain the letters written to Father Leonard.
“It’s Caroline’s decision about what should happen,” said Hugh D. Auchincloss, who was Jacqueline Kennedy’s stepbrother. “Whatever she would suggest I would agree to.”
Auchincloss was with Kennedy when she first met Leonard, on a trip through Ireland in 1950.
“I’m sure that Father Leonard, having known him, if he were alive would have written Caroline and gotten her advice or permission as to what to do,”Auchincloss said.
At Caroline Kennedy’s suggestion, Auchincloss also donated all of the letters that he had ever received from his stepsister, dating from 1941 until shortly before she died. Those letters — about 180 items altogether — are now preserved at the library but are not available to the public.
She was so fab.
Letters Source: http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2014/06/09/with-kennedy-family-copyright-claims-letters-from-jackie-kennedy-hold-uncertain-future/UqIpwZkgptcJvBov9e4JbI/picture.html
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -
After almost a year of silence, the family of Columbia-born actor Lee Thompson Young is opening up about his tragic death, and spreading the word about a foundation they've started to help others who struggle with mental illness.
In 1994, Velma Love was busy raising her youngest child. His name was Lee and he was her natural born entertainer.
"He would just kind of seek out where ever he could get an audience," Love said. "And he would perform. He would tell stories. He would do poetry. He would do speeches."
It might have been a phase for any other child, but Young took his passion for performance into his own hands.
"The next thing he asked was if he could have some business cards made," Love remembered. "And I said 'what will they say?' And he said, 'Lee Thompson Young, actor, poems, stories, and speeches.' And I had the cards made and he would just hand them out to whomever, where ever, we'd go to church, at school, where ever."
Born in Columbia, Young persuaded his mother to move to New York at the age of 12. There, he was quickly signed by a talent agent.
"I remember being in a meeting when I got the phone call about the Big Mac and I jumped up," Love said. "I was like, 'Oh my God! This is it! This is it!'"
As proud as his family was, they couldn't help but feel that his success was also their success.
"I mean, he is my little brother accomplishing his goals in the timeframe he set," Young's sister Tamu Lewis said. "And me being the planner, I was just like 'I taught him that.'"
Young would earn roles in primetime television shows, movies, and commercials. He would eventually land the starring role in 'The Famous Jett Jackson,' but there were some things he could not predict or control.
"In his late teenage years, he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and I noticed some periods of sadness and that stabilized quickly," said Love. "Some of a person's inner life, you really don't know."
His mother, however, wasn't the only one who noticed.
"He would sometimes call me and say he was feeling a little sad again," Lewis said. "It was always a quick recovery and I, too, feel that he was always concerned about us. He was always protective of us."
According to University of South Carolina psychiatrist Dr. Ashley Jones, Young's diagnosis isn't uncommon. In fact, 2.6 percent of American adults are affected by bipolar disorder.
"It's very different than the normal ups and downs we have during the day," Jones said. "The depressive episodes last about two weeks. And with that, we see depression, hopelessness, sadness. Then there's a mania. They could be euphoric or grandiose with high self-esteem."
With medication and therapy, Young continued on his road to success and the roles got bigger. By the age of 29, he was a regular on another popular television show, playing Detective Barry Frost on TNT's 'Rizzoli and Isles.'
In August 2013, something changed.
"After we knew that Lee was found dead in his apartment from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, we, of course, were stunned," said Love. "I guess that's the question that everyone would ask. And we really don't know those answers and there's really no way to know."
After almost a year of silence, Young's family is finally opening up about his life and tragic death. They've just launched the Lee Thompson Young Foundation to try to help remove the stigma surrounding mental illness.
"I do feel like having someone like Lee impacted by it and it being in the news and that sort," Lewis said, "It sort of kind of makes it okay. People know that Lee wasn't the only one. And for them to see everything he accomplished in the 29 years, it's more than some people accomplish their whole lives. He was able to do that with a mental illness and, yes, it ended tragically but, through that we're inspired."
After Young's character lost his life in a car accident during the 'Rizzoli and Isles' season five premiere, the show memorialized Detective Frost Tuesday night. It will forever be his last television appearance.
Young always remembered Columbia as his home and, in death, his hometown continues to pay tribute to one of its brightest stars.
Bryan Fuller has never had a problem with recycling cast members. There are plenty of actors who have appeared on more than one of his series, "Hannibal" being no exception. Take Caroline Dhavernas, who plays Dr. Alana Bloom — she also played the lead in his earlier show, "Wonderfalls".
Similarly, Raúl Esparza (Dr. Frederick Chilton), appeared on a couple episodes of "Dead Like Me", while Ellen Muth played main character Georgia "George" Lass in "Dead Like Me", only to later play a killer with Cotard's Syndrome — also named Georgia. (Fuller obviously likes in-jokes.)
Even Eddie Izzard appeared as Grandpa on Fuller's ill-fated "Munsters" reimagining, "Mockingbird Lane", before taking on the role of Dr. Abel Gideon on "Hannibal".
Given Fuller's propensity for reusing actors, we're sure we'll see some other "Dead Like Me", "Wonderfalls", and "Pushing Daisies" alum interacting with our favorite cannibal.
Click through the slideshow to see a few we're hoping for the most.
Lee Pace on "Pushing Daisies"
Though he's better known for his portrayal of Ned on "Pushing Daisies", Pace also starred on "Wonderfalls", playing Dhavernas' older brother. He clearly made an impression on Fuller, who told Entertainment Weekly last year that he spoke to the "Halt and Catch Fire" star about appearing on "Hannibal".
"He's definitely interested in doing the show and I would love to work with him again," said Fuller.
Luckily for Fuller, Pace is game. When asked by TVLine if he'd want a guest spot on "Hannibal", he said, "I love that show. What an incredibly eclectic series of shows Bryan Fuller has made. What he’s doing is so cool with my beloved Caroline Dhavernas, my little sister. So I would love to play someone twisted and dark on Hannibal."
Anna Friel on "Pushing Daisies"
At the same time he revealed he wants to get Pace on "Hannibal", Fuller said he "very much [wants] to work with Anna Friel again." Friel (the murdered-but-brought-back-to-life Chuck on "Pushing Daisies") clearly knows how to play a murder victim.
Kristin Chenoweth on "Pushing Daisies"
In addition to Pace and Friel, Fuller is itching to get Chenoweth ("Pushing Daisies" character Olive Snook) on "Hannibal".
"[She] clearly has to play someone in the Boston arts scene," he told Entertainment Weekly. "Perhaps an opera singer. So we are hoping to make that all happen."
While Chenoweth's cheery disposition seems like an odd match for "Hannibal", we're sure Fuller can figure out a way to work her into the show organically. Maybe she can be a soccer mom with a deadly secret or something.
Callum Blue on "Dead Like Me"
Fuller, who left the show after the fifth episode due to creative differences with MGM, only got to work with Blue for a while, but it'd still be nice to see them back together. Plus, we're sure that Blue, (Reaper Mason on "Dead Like Me") would make a — pardon the pun — killer Francis Dolarhyde.
Britt McKillip on "Dead Like Me"
Since "Dead Like Me" ended, McKillip (George's sister Reggie), had mainly focused on voiceover work (including as Princess Cadence in the "My Little Pony" series), but we think it's about time she got back to the small live-action screen for Fuller.
Who do you want to guest star, ONTD?
Ireland’s bid to turn around their Eurovision fortunes have taken a bizarre turn – after a petition for the Father Ted song My Lovely Horse to represent them in 2015 made it as far as the Irish parliament.
The bid, which was submitted to the houses of the Oireachtas last month following Ireland’s latest Euroflop, came courtesy of an association called The People Of Ireland (And Interested Britons Too).
But unfortunately for chief petitioner Finn McCool, the prospect of seeing the equine anthem on the stage in Austria next year looks unlikely to become reality after the government rejected the petition.
While the petitions committee is reported to have considered the request, it ultimately declared that it could not force RTE – the national broadcaster of Ireland – to send the song in 2015.
Chairman Padraig MacLochlainn added that the committee did ‘not have the musical expertise’ needed to take the petition further.
My Lovely Horse – penned by Divine Comedy frontman Neil Hannon – achieved a kind of infamy after it appeared in the second series of the Channel 4 show.
The episode saw Father Ted (Dermot Morgan) and Father Dougal McGuire (Ardal O’Hanlon) make their bid to represent Ireland at ‘Eurosong 96′ – a spoof of Eurovision – with their song.
However supporters of the petition would have been unlikely to realise their dream even if the Irish parliament had approved it.
That’s because Eurovision rules state entries must not have been released prior to the September before the event – rendering My Lovely Horse tragically ineligible.
Despite being the most successful Eurovision nation of all time – with seven previous wins under their belt – Ireland went home empty-handed from this year’s contest in Copenhagen after performers Can-Linn and Kasey Smith crashed out at the semi-final stage.
Next year’s contest will take place in Austria following Conchita Wurst’s victory last month, although the host city has yet to be determined – with Vienna, Graz, and Innsbruck all in the running.
The little girl that Eminem once immortalized in "Hailie's Song" is all grown up and headed to college. The 18-year-old daughter of Eminem and ex-wife Kimberly Mathers plans to pursue either psychology or entrepreneurship at Michigan State University.
According to the Chippewa Valley High School newsletter, Scott was no slouch. She was honored with an Academic Excellence Award and graduated Summa Cum Laude from her high school in Clinton Township, Michigan. The distinction is given to students who maintain at least a 3.9 GPA.
In her entry in the publication, Scott recognized the role her parents have played in her impressive accomplishments. Crediting them as "the most influential" figures in her life, she wrote: "My mother and father are because they have pushed me to be the person I am and have given me all the support to achieve what I have."
And while it seems Scott does not plan to study music at school, she has taken after her prolific pop in at least one respect. She keeps busy. Scott listed the National Honor Society, Art Club, Key Club, volleyball and Student Council as her extracurricular activities.
Robert F Kennedy Junior will marry actress Cheryl Hines within weeks - despite allegations that he cheated on her, MailOnline can reveal.
It is claimed the environmental lawyer had an affair with Chelsea Kirwan, the estranged wife of surgeon to the stars Laurence Kirwan behind the back of his fiancée Cheryl Hines.The pair were pictured together at an event in Seattle in April 2013 and their friendship is believed to have spanned the past two years.
However, a source confirmed Bobby and Cheryl are most certainly still getting married.RFK Jf, who is in Cuba on work this week, and Curb Your Enthusiasm star Cheryl are believed to be tying the knot at the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port, Mass, this summer, during the family's annual reunion. Close friends and family, including RFK Jr's mother Ethel Kennedy, 86, will be in attendance.
Cheryl, 48, is said to be extremely close to the Kennedy scion's six children, in particular his teenage daughter Kyra, 19, who has been living with Cheryl in Los Angeles following the tragic death of her mother Mary Richardon in May 2012.
MailOnline told this week how Bobby, 60, and Chelsea, 42, met in a gym in Armonk, New York. Chelsea, a mother-of-four, is currently going through a bitter divorce from Laurence Kirwan a high-profile surgeon with offices in London, New York and Connecticut. And a source close to Prof Kirwan, 62, told MailOnline: ‘He was well aware that his wife and Bobby had a friendship before their split and that they have had ongoing telephone calls.’It is believed a friendship started well before the Kirwans separated on July 4, 2012 - and a source reveals how Chelsea’s cell phone records show she was speaking to RFK Jr five times a day in August 2012.
In 2013, the New York Post published extracts from RFK Jr.’s private diary, leaked by an anonymous friend of Richardson. In it, Kennedy detailed daily activities, speeches, political activism and the lives of his six children in the year 2001. But he also recorded the names of women — with numbers from 1 to 10 next to each entry. The codes corresponded to sexual acts, with 10 meaning intercourse, Mary told a confidant. There are 37 women named in the ledger in 2001, 16 of whom get 10s.
But that’s old news. What has people talking now is his twisted new single, “Get Her Back.” Yes, despite dozens of schools banning his music, countless bloggers condemning his last hit and rape survivors speaking outagainst his lyrics, Thicke has managed to record a song possibly even more warped.
On Monday, Thicke released the music video for “Get Her Back,” purportedly his way of pining for his estranged wife, Paula Patton, who left him after his rumored infidelity. In fact, his new album’s title is Paula, in case she didn’t pick up on the fact that “Still Madly Crazy,” “You’re My Fantasy,” “Lock the Door” and “Love Can Grow Back,” to name a few of the song titles, seem centered on their split-up. You may be thinking, “Hmm, the names of these sound like some kind of abuser’s checklist.” And you’re not the only one.
But the first single from the album has enough stalkerish-ness in it to predict what we’ll hear on the rest of the album, to be released July 1. The song’s lyrics are relatively mild, by Thicke’s standards, but still seem to allude to acts of sexual aggression. A fair assumption, since it’s not like he hasn’t sung words of a similar theme before.
The U.S. Department of Justice defines stalking as “a pattern of repeated and unwanted attention, harassment, contact or any other course of conduct directed at a specific person” and says that it can include “Posting information or spreading rumors about the victim on the internet, in a public place, or by word of mouth,” “Repeatedly leaving or sending victim unwanted items, presents or flowers” and “Making direct or indirect threats to harm the victim”.
Let’s see here. Naming an album blatantly after your estranged wife? Making public alleged text messages between the split-up couple in a music video? Giving songs aggressive names like “Whatever I Want”? Indicating that he won’t stop his antics until she’s his again? Check, check, check and check.
But in case that weren’t enough, the video itself is quite telling. Thicke spends half the time staring into the camera with his attempt at the puppy-dog face, switching it up with blood and sweat decorating his cheeks. What does this allude to, exactly? Does this mean you’re going to put blood, sweat and tears into bringing your ex-wife back, Mr. Thicke? Surely Winston Churchill did not intend his words as a metaphor for misogyny when delivering his famous speech.
The video also features a naked woman, her body shown in parts to objectify her further, and switches for split seconds to frightening images of Thicke contorting his hands into a gun pointed at his head, a black edifice with an eye peering out of it, a creepy Transformers-like mask and a bloody brain. Are these supposed to be subliminal threats?
Not so subliminal is the text conversation plastered on the screen throughout. Patton—if the messages are, indeed, from her—says things like, “How could you do that to me?” and “You’re reckless.” Meanwhile, Thicke repeatedly pleads for her attention, asking if he can talk to her, if he can see her and telling her he has written an entire album just for her.
Finally, Patton’s supposed text says, “I have to go”, to which Thicke replies, “This is just the beginning”. This is just the beginning? Um, cue the evil villain laugh. In all seriousness, if that’s not a threat, I don’t know what is.
In just a few days, Thicke has already managed to receive a slew of condemnation for his video, song and album. Even one of the more lighthearted and hilarious commentaries, YouTuber DionYorkie’s parody of the song (skip to 1:30), reveals the obvious desperation/creepiness of it all.
In conclusion, a message to Robin Thicke on behalf of Paula Patton and feminists everywhere: Enough already.
Then awkwardly backtracks: “Oh dear, was that an error?”
CNBC’s “Squawk On The Street” segment took a turn for the extremely awkward today as the panel discussed the lack of openly gay CEOs in large companies.
New York Times columnist James R. Stewart appeared as a guest to discuss his column
about former BP CEO John Browne. “There are gay CEOs in major companies, and I reached out to many of them,” Stewart said. “I got an extremely cool reception, not one would allow to be named at all.”
During the discussion, co-anchor Simon Hobbs chimes in with this comment:
The desk falls completely silent.
Hobbs backtracks quickly adding, “I thought he was open about it.”
Stewart’s response: “Hmm, no.”
Stewart continues, “I don’t want to comment about anybody who might or might not be. I’m not going to out anybody.”
Though Cook has yet to speak directly about his sexual orientation, he consistently speaks about LGBT rights as a human rights issue.
The CEO was named the most powerful LGBT person on Out’s 2013 power list .
CNBC declined to comment. A request for comment to Apple representative Nat Kerris was not immediately returned.
Watch the full segment:
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Marvel and DC aren’t the only ones with major superhero franchises; 20th Century Fox has the movie rights to both the X-Men and the Fantastic Four, and in the past 12 months they’ve pushed hard to turn their little corner of the Marvel pie into its own expansive world. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter’s Pamela McClintock, the film studio’s President of Production Emma Watts spoke about the numerous potential blockbusters it has on deck for the next two years, including 2015’s The Fantastic Four reboot and 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse. Those two movies will join a jam-packed schedule of superhero films from Marvel, DC, and elsewhere, but Watts says talk of a “superhero burnout” are overblown.
“Not so far. Certainly the audience seems to still be really enjoying it. We're making a big bet for 2015 with The Fantastic Four and director Josh Trank,” Watts said. “To me, the key is the originality of the filmmakers and the choices they make. Josh is another really interesting example, who is using the vision he gave us in Chronicle to reinvent a franchise he's loved his whole life. It's not that you can't make original ideas - you can, and we did it with Chronicle. The director is the key to not letting superhero movies go stale. That's the truth.”
When asked if The Fantastic Four will have some of the “found-footage feel” of Chronicle, Watts said “it can’t not have that feel” given Trank worked on both.
“That's his talent, that's what he does, and that's what excites him about it,” explained the executive. “It is a really interesting young cast, and he is the magnet that's brought them all together.”
Talk also turned to another director – arguably the most successful in the comics-to-film business – Bryan Singer. Singer returned to the X-Men franchise this year with X-Men: Days of Future Past, but scandalous sexual abuse accusations and lawsuits saw the famed writer/director drop out of the spotlight during promotion of the film. Some have argued that Singer might be dropped from directing the aforementioned sequel, despite not being convicted of any crimes as of yet, but Watts said her goal is to keep him.
“It was really tough for him. Luckily, we had 18 mutants to get out there and sell the movie. But I think he did what had to be done,” Watts said. “Right now we are totally at the outlining phase. But nothing would make me happier than if it all worked out. It's always been the intention for him to do it.”
The stars talk to The Hollywood Reporter about revisiting Cory and Topanga after 14 years and downplaying fans' worries about the Disney Channel follow-up: "I don't think 'Boy Meets World' fans are going to be disappointed," assures Savage.
Fourteen years have passed since Boy Meets World signed off for the final time — and now, Cory and Topanga are all grown up in Disney Channel's anticipated update Girl Meets World.
The public first caught wind of a modern-day update of '90s comedy Boy Meets World in November 2012 when the project, from original creators Michael Jacobs and April Kelly, was merely in development. Not surprisingly, Twitter reached a fever pitch. After all, it struck a nostalgia chord, so much so that rumors swirled about which original castmembers would return. (Quite a few, it would turn out, including Rider Strong, William Russ and Betsy Randle.)
More than a year later, Disney Channel officially greenlighted Girl Meets World to series, this time centered on Cory and Topanga's teen daughter, Riley Matthews (played by 12-year-old Rowan Blanchard), as she navigated life, school, friendships (with the "new Shawn," Maya, played by 15-year-old Sabrina Carpenter) and romance in New York City. Her dad, Cory, would be her Mr. Feeny — literally — teaching history and serving as a wisdom-giver at John Quincy Adams Middle School.
There will be slight changes between Girl Meets World and Boy Meets World, the most obvious being the shift in protagonist, Cory and Topanga's adult roles and a prime focus on technology. Storylines were clearly less tech-driven in the 1993-2000 sitcom; the arc of the second episode of Girl Meets World is driven entirely by cellphones and teens' (and adults') reliance on them.
For star Ben Savage (Cory), he believes now was the time for Girl Meets World, though he was aware of the risks of revisiting a universe so beloved to a certain generation. "Is it the right time? I don't know," he tells The Hollywood Reporter during a break in his dressing room on the downtown L.A. stages. "If it had been two years earlier, would it have been a bad thing? Who knows."
But Savage, who also made his directing debut during the first season of the new show, posits that the 14-year gap was the right amount of time — not too far removed and not too soon.
"It was good timing in everyone's lives. A lot of kids who grew up with Boy Meets World are parents now," he says."Some of the most meaningful, special emails or messages or tweets that I've gotten have been from people saying, 'I grew up with Boy Meets World and I can't wait to watch this show with my own kids.' It feels great to hear that."
THR chatted with Savage and Danielle Fishel about fan excitement, a case of deja vu and the nostalgia of revisiting Cory and Topanga 14 years later.
Why has Boy Meets World transcended?
Ben Savage: I think Boy Meets World tapped into something for a lot of young kids and a lot of teens at the time that it aired. It spoke to them and touched on important issues: family, love, relationships, going through awkward phases in high school. They grew up with us. They've stayed loyal to us, and we've tried to stayed loyal to them. We have great fans who have stuck with us this whole time, and I think they're really excited to see what we're up to now.
Danielle Fishel: We certainly weren't the only show that managed to be funny and engaging and relatable but never talk down to the audience. There have only been a handful of those that I can think of that aren't super-cheesy or sappy or way too kid-friendly. Boy Meets World was special in that way. I think that's what people held on to. When people watched the shows years later as adults, they got new messages and new life lessons they didn't pick up the first time around. I think people like that. There's a nostalgia feeling, like you can revisit your childhood, and there's a comfort and safety there without feeling like you're watching a kids' show, per se.
What has been the most outrageous fan response after the initial news of Girl Meets World came out?
Savage: I don't know if it's one thing in particular, but the fact that people grew up with the show and they have their own families [now]. That's really special to us. You forget — we're in L.A. and we're working — that the show had such an important impact on people. I'm not saying it's the most important thing, but in this life and in this world, if you can have any sort of positive influence on someone's life, it means a lot — even if it's to make them laugh for a few minutes every day.
Was there any hesitation about reprising your role?
Fishel: I can't say there were any hesitations. I would have been hesitant if Ben wasn't coming back, and they were going to try and do something with just one of us, or if Michael Jacobs wasn't going to be involved. I would have then been concerned that this kind of show could have fallen into the hands of somebody that didn't know the original intention or that it could have been misconstrued or done in a way that we wouldn't have been proud of. But the people at Disney, Michael, Ben and I knew exactly what the message should be, and what the goal was going to be and why this was an important show to bring back.
In Girl Meets World, Cory and Topanga are married. What does that look like?
Fishel: Cory and Topanga have obviously matured. If you look back at some of the old episodes and envisioned what they would look like as parents, I don't think people are going to be shocked by what they find [on the new show]. The world is completely different now than it was in the '90s, so we've had to adjust our storylines and what kids are really dealing with. It's vastly different than what we were dealing with in the '90s.
Savage: As kids, we grow up thinking our parents are perfect and flawless — well, some of us — but they're trying to do the best they can. What I'm most proud of about Girl Meets World is that it's going to appeal to all different demographics. Obviously it's going to appeal to the Disney fans, but I think we're going to bring in a much bigger audience: parents that grew up with Boy Meets World, younger parents who are dealing with the trials and tribulations that younger parents go through. It's Cory and Topanga doing the best they can, trying to figure it out — and I will say that I think they're pretty hip parents; they're on the cooler end of parenting.
Who's cooler as a parent: Cory or Topanga?
Savage: Cory is definitely still Cory Matthews, which is the farthest thing from cool. But he's a very loving father, and he tries the best he can, and he tries to be hip, but he usually comes up a little short.
Is Cory on his way to becoming his father?
Savage: No. Alan was pretty cool. Cory's his own little entity of a neurotic, funny, sweet, sincere roller coaster. Topanga is definitely the more centered, firm authority in the house. But that's OK.
Is Topanga 14 years later what you envisioned she'd be like?
Fishel: I think so. Topanga's a lawyer. She went to law school when the show ended in 2000. Maybe something that's a little bit different is having kids really changed her.
How much of a say did you have in the casting of Cory's daughter, Riley?
Savage: It was a very big deal. We spent months and months trying to make sure we got the perfect daughter that would take over the reins. And I think we found a girl who's like Cory. She's a young Cory Matthews. She's goofy, and awkward, and sweet, and adorable, and endearing. You watch Rowan and you want to see what happens on her journey. Hopefully our fans will too.
Fishel: Ben and I were able to be involved in casting, which was important to us because we know the characters so well. We know the kind of kids we wanted to not only represent Cory and Topanga's children, but the kind of kids we want to work with every single day. We wanted our kids to be a good mix of what Cory and Topanga were. We looked for kids that we thought shared the quirky sides of our personality.
Rowan Blanchard said she had an inkling she had the role of Riley midway through the process. Did you know instantly?
Fishel: Michael had seen her before we saw her in the audition. He wouldn't tell us her name — we were also meeting a lot of other girls — because he didn't want us to feel biased toward her because he already liked her. So he said, "I just want you to know there's a girl who I think is fantastic, and I think you guys are going to love her." After meeting all the girls that were final contenders, Rowan did stand out to us. She was naturally funny and very engaging.
What was it like playing out those scenes with Rowan? Did you have a moment: "This is our new TV family now?"
Savage: I thought it would be a little weirder than it was, but it fell into place. We'd been rehearsing for so long, and talking for so long, and meeting for so long, and strategizing that by the time we shot our pilot [last] March, we were so ready. That being said, it's weirder as time goes by. I have little tiny moments of realization where it's like, "Oh yeah, this is my daughter." The kids and I spend time together outside of work. We'll go bowling, or we'll go to dinner, and it's weird because I'm their [fake] parent.
Mr. Feeny is among the familiar faces making cameos.
Savage: I don't think Boy Meets World fans are going to be disappointed. I know that there's a lot of reservations from Boy Meets World fans that the show is not going to be how it was and it's going to ruin their childhood memories. That's not true. This is Girl Meets World; it's a different show, it's speaking to a young generation. However, we've got a lot of the same cast, we've got the same writers, we've got the same producers, we have the same messages that we want to get out.
What was your biggest challenge revisiting a role you last played more than a decade ago?
Savage: It hasn't been challenging because Cory Matthews is always written to me — to Ben. I always looked at whatever Cory was going through, I was going through. In a way now, Cory has surpassed Ben.
Will there will be Easter eggs viewers who watched Boy Meets World will pick up?
Savage: I'm the girls' history teacher. So, it is a passing of the torch. Mr. Feeny was our teacher. I'm definitely not Mr. Feeny. I'm definitely Cory Matthews trying to emulate Mr. Feeny.
Fishel: Definitely. They will not be right smack in your face. You're going to have to have been a fan and paying close attention to pick up on some of them. There are definitely some nods back to the older characters, to different storylines, to different times. Ben and I reminisce about the show the same way Cory and Topanga do.
Any words of wisdom Cory will be doling out?
Savage: There are words of wisdom, but they're Cory-isms. Mr. Feeny was so wise and so knowledgeable, and he always had something beautiful to say. Cory is more going on this journey with the kids. I think he's eager to teach them and impart wisdom — which I don't even know if he has yet.
Has there been a moment of deja vu for you?
Fishel: [Old castmembers like Will Friedle and Rider Strong] come to visit and watch us tape shows. They love to see how it's progressing. They're happy for us and they want to be as supportive as they can.
Going back to Boy Meets World, is there a moment or episode you remember fondly?
Savage: That was my life — it was my childhood. I remember every episode. What do I take away from that show? We had a ball. We just had so much fun. We didn't stop laughing from the second we got to set until the second we left. Episode-wise, I remember the pilot because I was 11 and we filmed super late that night — I think we filmed until 12 or 12:30 a.m. — and I thought it was a cool thing to be staying up that late. And the last episode sticks with me because, personally, it was not just the end of the show but it was almost the end of my childhood. It's very hard for people to pinpoint an exact moment in their life where it's like, "OK, I'm now becoming an adult," but for me, it really was the second they said "cut" on that last take of that last scene of that last episode. I remember feeling like, "Oh my gosh, it's literally over, and now this whole new chapter of your life opens up." It was scary and exciting. Now here I am.
Fishel: For me it was the very first episode I did, which was the fourth or fifth episode of the first season. Every single thing about that week stands out to me so clearly. It was so much excitement. That was when [Ben and I] had our first kiss — up against the lockers, which now is an iconic image of him with his hair standing up and his frozen face. That whole week, that whole episode is my favorite.
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Girl Meets World premieres TONIGHT Friday at 9:45 p.m. on Disney Channel.
Elyjah Marrow -- grandson of rapper Ice-T -- was arrested after he accidentally shot and killed his roommate ... TMZ has learned.
Cops tell us ... 19-year-old Marrow was fiddling with a handgun in his Georgia apartment Tuesday when it accidentally went off, fatally wounding roommate Daryus Johnson, who was also 19.
Marrow was charged with involuntary manslaughter, possession of firearm in the commission of a felony, and reckless conduct. He was also hit with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, and possession of a stolen firearm.
He is currently in custody.
Marrow appeared on his grandfather's reality show, "Ice Loves Coco."
So far ... no comment from Ice-T.
If 120 minutes of play isn’t enough to produce a winner, a match at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil will come down to just a goalie, a shooter and the 12 yards separating the goal line from the penalty spot. The penalty kick shootout – used to break a tie in the tournament’s knockout rounds – can be the cruelest way for a team’s tournament to end … and it has haunted one nation in particular.
FIFA, international soccer’s governing body, officially introduced the penalty shootout as a tiebreaking measure for the 1978 edition of the tournament, though the first one didn’t occur until 1982, when West Germany defeated France in a semifinal match. The format for the shootout is as follows: Each side receives five shots, taken by different players and alternating between the two squads. Whichever team buries the most shots wins. If the teams are tied after five shots, they alternate until one team makes it and the other misses.
There have been 22 penalty kick shootouts in World Cup history. Six have occurred in the second round, 10 in the quarterfinal, four in the semifinal (including both semifinals in the 1990 World Cup, considered by many to be the worst in the tournament’s history) and two have decided the title. The first final to be decided via shootout was in 1994, when Brazil topped Italy thanks to Italian Roberto Baggio’s infamous miss.
The other final decided by shootout was in 2006, when Italy topped France 5-3 after a game in which French captain Zinedine Zidane head-butted Italian Marco Materazzi, earning a red card and rendering himself unavailable for the shootout. Fabio Grosso wound up sinking the winner for Italy.
That first shootout between West Germany and France is also tied for the longest shootout in World Cup history, going six rounds, the same length as a 1994 quarterfinal match won by Sweden over Romania. Several teams share the record for most goals scored in a single World Cup shootout at five, while Switzerland holds the dubious honor of scoring the fewest, failing to find the net at all in a second round loss to Ukraine in 2006.
Germany leads the way in terms of the most World Cup shootout goals overall, having scored 17 in 18 attempts. (This includes the total for West Germany; Germany started competing again as a unified country at the 1994 World Cup.) Next is France, with 15 in 20 attempts, followed by Italy and Spain, with 13 in 20 and 14 attempts, respectively.
Three teams – Belgium, South Korea and Paraguay – are perfect in World Cup penalty kick shootouts, having scored five goals on five attempts each. After Switzerland’s big zero, the next worst penalty taker is Mexico, having made just two of seven attempts, exiting the tournament via shootout in 1986 and 1994.
According to Planet World Cup, 13 different players have scored in two different World Cup shootouts, nine of whom did so by scoring in two different tournaments. As for the goalkeepers, Argentina's Sergio Goycochea and Brazil's Claudio Taffarel have been the most successful, guarding the net for five misses each.
Germany, France, Italy and Argentina have competed in the most World Cup shootouts, at four each, but Germany leads the way with four wins, followed by Argentina’s three. According to Calcio Cassini at Bettingexpert, the team shooting first has won 13 of the 22 shootouts, nearly 60 percent.
And the least successful shootout team in World Cup shootout history? That would be England, which is winless in three tries, getting bounced from the tournament via shootout in 1990, 1998 and 2006. Ouch.
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What do you think of penalty shootouts being the deciding factor for a lot of these matches?Also I am not ready for the heartbreak that it about to commence this weekend.
A Hollywood bigwig is turning the tables ... SUING the man who accused him of molesting him as a teenager.
Garth Ancier -- who produced lots of shows, including "The Ricki Lake Show," "Married with Children," "The Simpsons" and "In Living Color" -- is going after 31-year-old Michael Egan, who claimed in both a lawsuit and a news conference that Ancier molested him at Hollywood parties and on vacation between the ages of 15 and 17.
Egan dropped his lawsuit against Ancier, and now the producer is going after Egan and his lawyer, Jeff Herman, for malicious prosecution. Ancier says in his suit Herman's purpose was evil -- to drum up business for himself, and he says Egan is an outright liar.
Ancier claims his reputation was badly damaged by the lawsuit and other publicity and now he's out for blood.
She's dyed it almost every color imaginable, but Demi Lovato recently took her half-shaved head a step further with a super-short cut...
*I think these are from earlier today before she got it cut super-short*