The community of Florence, South Carolina is in mourning following a mass shooting that left six law enforcement officers wounded and one dead.
On Wednesday, Florence County Sheriff’s deputies were serving a warrant when a man allegedly opened fire on the deputies, wounding three, according to the Associated Press.
The man, who has yet to be identified, then allegedly took two children hostage, police said during Wednesday night’s press conference.
As the city police force rushed to back up the sheriff’s office, they came under intense fire and four more officers were injured, one fatally.
An armored vehicle had to be brought in to rescue the injured. Tragically, there was nothing that could be done for one of the officers, who was pronounced dead on arrival to the hospital and later identified by a city official as Terrence Carraway, 52.
Carraway had just celebrated 30 years as a police officer in the city, the AP reports.
“I want you to pray for the family who lost the bravest police officer I have ever known,” Florence Police Chief Allen Heidler said of his fallen officer during the press conference, struggling to hold back tears.
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According to Carraway’s Facebook, he was an Oakland Raiders fan and a lover of motorcycles.
The surviving officers were taken to the McLeod Regional Medical Center and their conditions are unknown at this time.
“These officers went there unknowing the firepower this suspect had. … They thought it was a random search warrant,” Florence County Sheriff Kenney Boone said during the press conference.
“Fire was being shot all over. The way the suspect was positioned, his view of fire was several hundred yards. So, he had an advantage,” Boone added.
The shooting, which occurred around 4:00 p.m. lasted for about two hours, according to WPDE-TV.
It is unclear at this time as to why the suspect was served a warrant, however, he is now in police custody. The children were not physically harmed.
In wake of Carraway’s death, The Copperhead LE/MC Pee Dee Chapter, a nonprofit organization, who strives to support “our brothers in law enforcement and military,” plans to honor Carraway with a ride.
“If you have a bike join our Chapter and many other clubs riding in Sgt. Terrance Carraway’s procession to honor his life and sacrifice,” the organization wrote on Facebook.
“The city of Florence… mourns tonight the loss of one of our own, and we pray for those who are wounded and still in jeopardy,” Florence Mayor Stephe Wukela said at the press conference.
“We can be reassured somewhat in the knowledge that the officer that passed and those who were wounded were doing what they love— which is protecting this community and protecting one another,” Wukela added.
Track Palin will spend a year in custody regardless of the outcome of his most recent arrest.
On Wednesday, a judge ruled that his domestic violence arrest last month violated the terms of an agreement stemming from a previous case in which he was accused of assaulting his father.
As a result of the most recent arrest, the 29-year-old son of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is no longer eligible to participate in a therapeutic program for veterans, according to the Associated Press. Instead, he will either serve time in a halfway house or in jail.
However, Anchorage District Attorney Richard Allen said he will most likely serve time at halfway house, the Associated Press reported.
On Sept. 28, Track, an Army veteran who served in Iraq, was arrested by the Alaska State Troopers after they responded to a “report of a disturbance,” according to an online dispatch report.
After responding to the scene, an “investigation revealed” that Track allegedly assaulted a woman at his home and that “when the acquaintance attempted to call authorities, he prevented her by taking away her phone.”
Track was then charged with domestic violence, interfering with a report of domestic violence, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
Following his arrest, Track appeared in court on Sept. 29 in Palmer, Alaska, where he pled “not guilty, for sure” to all four charges, reported local news outlet KTUU.
Track “faces three Class A misdemeanors that allow for up to a year behind bars and a $25,000 fine” and a “Class B misdemeanor that allows up to one day in jail and $2,000 fine,” according to the outlet.
By pleading guilty, Track avoided an assault charge and a year-long jail sentence, as he would be attending the therapeutic program offered in Alaska in Veterans Court— a court in which U.S. veterans are tried if charged with crimes, his attorney Patrick Bergt told PEOPLE at the time.
Bergt explained the nine-month program is “intensive.” If he successfully completes the program, his charge could be changed from first degree to second degree, which would mean only 10 days in jail.
Track was also arrested in December 2017 on charges of domestic violence after an incident at the Wasilla home of his parents.
At the time of his arrest, Track was serving two years of probation on a plea deal stemming from a domestic violence arrest in January 2016, when he allegedly assaulted his then-girlfriend and pointed a gun at her.
A representative for Track did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.
Just one night after the couple made their red carpet debut, Jonas and Turner stepped out for a casual dinner together at the 34 Mayfair Restaurant in London.
For the outing, Jonas, 29, chose a black sweater with a camouflage pocket, matching green pants, and a pair of white and army green sneakers.
Turner, 22, wore a black T-shirt with the word ‘techno’ printed across it which she paired with pinstriped pants and black heels.
Following their dinner outing, the couple headed to The Ritz Casino.
Jonas and Turner color-coordinated in chic grey and black looks. The DNCE singer wore a grey suit with a black shirt, while the Game of Thrones actress rocked thigh-high black boots, a grey skirt and a black shirt that tied at the waist.
The romance continued inside the event, where Turner posted a cuddly Instagram. In the picture, Jonas put his arm around Turner as she leaned into him affectionately and closed her eyes.
“With my love in Paris,” she captioned the snapshot.
“There’s a sense of peace that comes with finding your person,” Turner added.
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She also shared that even though “there’s this misconception that being married is the greatest thing that’ll ever happen to you,” she thinks her career is a bigger deal.
“I’ve always found that my career is something I work for,” Turner said. “And when I achieve something, there’s a sense that this is the greatest thing I’ll do in my life.”
The actress, best known for her role as Penny on the CBS comedy, announced on Wednesday that she’ll be voicing the character of Harley Quinn in a new animated television series.
During the New York Comic Con event, a teaser of the show was released, featuring Cuoco, 32, as the sassy female character.
In addition to the Big Bang Theory actress, Wanda Sykes, Lake Bell (Wet Hot American Summer), Christopher Meloni, Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), and Jason Alexander (Seinfeld) are all expected to voice characters on the show.
No official premiere date has been released.
The news of Cuoco’s new gig comes just two months after it was announced that The Big Bang Theory was ending after twelve seasons in May 2019.
Following CBS’ announcement, the actress expressed her sadness about ending a role she’s been playing since the show’s beginning in 2007.
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“This ride has been a dream come true and as life changing as it gets,” she wrote on Instagram in late August. “No matter when it was going to end, my heart would have always been broken in two. Drowning in tears, we promise to bring you the best season yet.”
She added: “To the fans, our crew, families, Chuck Lorre, Warner Brothers, CBS, and everyone who has supported us for so many years, thank you. We are going out with a bang.”
The Big Bang Theory airs on Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.
In court documents filed to the Superior Court of California, County of Orange, and obtained by The Blast, Bohan, 36, is requesting that his and Patridge’s 2-year-old daughter, Kirra, not be filmed for the upcoming MTV reality series, in which Patridge has agreed to star in.
Bohan has requested “neither party to allow the minor child to be filed or to appear in any reality television production without the express, written consent of the other parent” and “any prior consent for the minor child to appear on ‘The Hills’ reboot to be revoked and proof of revocation to be provided,” according to the court documents.
According to Bohan’s declaration, he believes that Kirra potentially appearing on the reality show is not in her “best interest.”
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“Although Audrina has made claims of domestic violence, I now believe that she filed a request for restraining order to manipulate custody. I have recently learned that Audrina plans to appear in a reality television show which is a reboot of a reality show she was previously on called, ‘The Hills.’ It is my understanding that the show has already begun filming and that Audrina plans to have Kirra appear on the show,” Bohan’s declaration alleges.
His declaration continues: “Upon learning these facts, my attorney sent a letter to Audrina’s attorney indicating that I do not agree with Kirra appearing on reality television and requested that she stipulate to revoke any prior consent she may have given to have Kirra appear on ‘The Hills’ reboot. Unfortunately, Audrina’s response was to call me a hypocrite for posting pictures of Kirra on my private Instagram account and to state that I should be happy that Audrina has an opportunity to provide financially for Kirra. The comparison between a private social media account and a reality television program on MTV is ludicrous.”
Bohan states in the declaration that he does “not believe it is in Kirra’s best interest to appear on reality TV as the effects of being in the public spotlight could be extremely damaging to such a young child and could result in potentially dangerous interactions with fans and/or paparazzi” and alleges “that any consent that Audrina has given to allow Kirra to appear on ‘The Hills’ reflects poor judgment.”
“Any agreement Audrina has for Kirra to appear on reality TV was made without my knowledge or consent. Audrina never informed me of her intent to have Kirra appear on this television program,” Bohan’s declaration continues.
According to the declaration, it later continues, “Given this new information regarding this reality TV reboot show, I now believe that Audrina filed a restraining order against me making exaggerated claims in order to obtain legal custody to bypass any requirement for me to consent to Kirra’s appearance on ‘The Hills’ as I have no doubt this reboot has been in the works for some time now,” he claims.
Bohan states in the declaration that in addition to requesting joint legal and physical custody, he is asking for “a specific order restraining Audrina from allowing Kirra to appear on any reality television program including, without limitation, ‘The Hills’ without my prior written consent.”
“I further request that Audrina be restrained from allowing any further filming of Kirra to take place and for her to revoke any prior consent she may have given for Kirra to appear in any episode of ‘The Hills,’ ” it continues.
Additionally, Bohan is requesting a “2/2/3 or 2/5 parenting schedule,” and that Patridge, who filed for divorce in September 2017, pay his attorney’s fees and costs, which are estimated at $50,000.
The pair is ordered to attend an appointment for child custody mediation or child custody recommending counseling on Dec. 20, 2018.
A rep for Patridge did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.
Almost a year after a six-month investigation into sexual assault cases at the U.S. Air Force Academy, CBS This Morning host Norah O’Donnell won an Emmy for outstanding investigative report in a newscast on Monday.
“Sexual abuse and harassment is systematic and pervasive. It is across our culture and our workplaces,” O’Donnell tells PEOPLE exclusively. “In the exposing of these individual stories, we give weight to their powerful voices and egregious experiences.”
O’Donnell, who worked with producer Jennifer Janisch, shared four cadets’ accounts of being sexually assaulted and the retaliation they faced for reporting them on CBS This Morning last December.
Despite 287 sexual assault reports to the U.S. Air Force Academy over the past 10 years, the longtime anchor noted that women serving in the military still endure assault, abuse and harassment.
“It was like they experienced two assaults. First being the actual sexual assault and then lack of support, lack of belief and the further harassment that resulted,” explains O’Donnell, whose father served in the military for 30 years and sister is a surgeon for the Army.
This is me praying we’d win for an investigative piece we poured our hearts into. So grateful to the Academy for the Emmy for Outstanding Investigative Report in a newscast. Our story was nominated twice for a six-month investigation into sexual assault at US Air Force Academy and retaliation against survivors. Active duty cadets risked disenrollment to share their stories. I am grateful to the cadets who are the most courageous women I have ever met. After this story aired the US Air Force Academy made sweeping changes. Huge congratulations to producer Jennifer Janisch and @laurengalippo and @sheenasamu.
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As the investigation unfolded, O’Donnell felt pride in exposing the abuse.
“They reported the assault. They sought medical help. There is a record. There is a name attached to it with a fellow cadet at the Air Force Academy and these women are not believed,” she says. “Still to this day it is hard to accept.”
While O’Donnell and producers were initially unsure if any current cadets would be willing to speak up, two women from the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs came forward.
“We put them in silhouettes,” says O’Donnell. “These were current cadets, who not only were risking their scholarships, but their careers.”
When O’Donnell asked one of the women, who chose to remain anonymous, if she regretted reporting her assault, the cadet broke down.
“I regret it every day because of everything that came after. I just wish that I never came forward,” she said through tears on CBS This Morning. “I never asked to be assaulted.”
While the interviews were emotional for the victims, O’Donnell and her team also struggled hearing about the “soul-crushing abuse and harassment.”
“We at one point had to stop the interview because my producers, who were about 10 feet away, were crying so hard I could hear them in my microphone. The cameramen were sobbing. It was like nothing I had ever experienced in my life,” she remembered.
O’Donnell pointed out that the experience opened her eyes about the allegations made against her former co-host, Charlie Rose: “I just thought about how soul-crushing abuse and harassment is. You have to understand that in order to fix that problem, there has to be zero tolerance. It is soul-crushing for women and you live with it for your entire life.”
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Stephen Fishbach was the runner-up on Survivor: Tocantins and a member of the jury on Survivor Cambodia: Second Chance. He has been blogging about Survivor strategy for PEOPLE since 2009. Follow him on Twitter @stephenfishbach.
“It would be stupid if we made an alliance, gave it a name, bandied the name about, talked about ourselves being warriors, and then chickened out at the last second.” — Benjamin “Coach” Wade, Survivor: Tocantins
This week on Survivor, the David tribe loses the immunity challenge, and is offered a classic Survivor conundrum. With Pat pulled from the game, the tribe feels like it needs to stay strong. The loudest voices quickly settle on Lyrsa as the weakest link.
But what’s allegedly good for the tribe isn’t always good for each tribe member.
“When you hear your best buddy’s name thrown out, you’re not going to just sit idly and do nothing. You’ve gotta get into gear,” says Elizabeth. Elizabeth wins the Fishy this week for shifting the vote off her ally Lyrsa and eliminating Jessica instead.
When Elizabeth hears that Lyrsa is the target, her first instinct is to try to vote out Carl. But she realizes that the tribe will never vote out a strong male, and suggests Jessica instead. The first step to having your plan adopted is knowing who the tribe will actually vote for.
And as Lyrsa notes, Jessica is the link between Carl and Bi. I’m a big fan of targeting the social connectors. Loyalty on Survivor is typically to individuals rather than to groups. With one key person gone, an alliance can fall apart.
Elizabeth recruits Gabby, who’s paranoid that she’s being targeted and is just happy to vote for anybody who’s not her. When Christian comes to join their conversation, Elizabeth gives him a big hug and pitches the idea. “We just changed things big time,” she says.
Do I think Elizabeth is being self-consciously manipulative when she gives Christian a giant embrace immediately before telling him she’s upended the strategy? I do not. She seems like a genuinely caring person. But as Guatemala’s Rafe Judkins once said, “Your character is your strategy.” Elizabeth’s caring nature helps sell the plan.
I also like how Elizabeth makes her pitch. It’s not “What do you think about getting out Jessica?” or “How would you feel if we changed things.” She leads with “We just changed things.” The change is already done. You can get on board or you can be left behind.
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Christian loops in Nick, and then from being the obvious boot, Lyrsa suddenly controls a five vote majority. That’s how fast Survivor can change.
While Elizabeth wins the Fishy for being the prime mover, this episode also shows how decisions never really come down to one person. It’s always a network of alliances, a push-and-pull between every person on the beach exerting their influence. It’s a mixture of strategy, paranoia, and random chance.
Each person has their own web of reasons for agreeing to the plan, and recruiting others.
Gabby goes along with the shift because she’s convinced that Bi and Jessica are secretly targeting her. They were so abrupt on the beach! Gabby’s suffering from a case of early game paranoia. It’s a common affliction among Survivor players. Before you adapt to the rhythms of the game, before you learn to decouple your feeling of anxiety from the reality of who’s actually plotting against you, you naturally assume everybody is out to get you all the time. Some people never recover. But as an unlicensed Survivor physician, my prognosis for Gabby is positive. I believe she’ll get through this bout, and go on to great things.
Christian goes along with the shift because of his loyalty to Gabby. How hilarious and touching was that scene on the beach, when Gabby asked him, “Do you want to play with me?”
“Play with you?” Christian asks. “Oh, in the sand?” Then he offers his hand for her sand game.
“No, play this game with me,” Gabby says. “Do you feel comfortable protecting me? More than Jess? Do you bond with Jess?”
“No, I don’t bond with Jess at all!”
I could watch this scene a thousand times. It’s one of those Survivor moments that is so pure that you could never script it. It would seem cliché: the nerdy character completely misunderstanding the girl’s subtext. And yet there’s Christian, asking Gabby if she wants to play in the sand.
Christian seems like a nice guy. (Such a David). And he also manages to let his kindness and awkwardness serve as a mask for his brilliant strategic brain. “I am surprised how fast things change,” he says. “But I’m encouraged that things move so fast, that I feel like a hyper-frenetic person like me is the ideal person to handle it all.”
Christian pulls Nick along with him as part of the Mason-Dixon alliance. Nick deserves a ton of credit this episode. When we left him last week, he was the tribe’s de facto boot. But adaptability is the most important Survivor skill. If you can recognize how people perceive you and change accordingly, you’re set up to do very well.
This week, Nick cements his alliance with Christian by naming it. Naming alliances may seem corny, but it’s smart strategy. Alliances can feel very ephemeral, especially in Survivor’s early days. Naming them makes them feel more substantive, more reliable.
At Tribal Council, Jessica is practically giggling about her big move. “I think the way of the game isn’t — wait until tribal council to start playing,” she tells Lyrsa.
But that’s the thing about Survivor. Everybody’s hustling from the moment they hit the shore. If you don’t know what somebody else’s game plan is, then you very well may be their target.
At the Goliath tribe, Dan is making himself a target by his fixation on Kara. Angelina, Alison, and Kara create a Goliath alliance. Jeremy and Mike find Dan’s idol.
But how can you pay attention to any of that when we have Natalie? As great as the scene between Christian and Gabby was, it was rivaled by the brilliant exchange between Natalie and Jeremy.
Jeremy: “Here’s the issue. I’m not a psychologist, and I’m not getting paid for this. There’s a lack of self-awareness.”
Natalie: “Okay, so let me stop you there. I feel like I get along with everybody.”
Jeremy: “Why do you feel you get along with everybody?”
Natalie: “Because I do.”
Jeremy: “Lack of self-awareness would be …”
Natalie: “You don’t have to define that for me. Is that all?”
Survivor is at its best when people are completely themselves, and Natalie Cole is 100 percent herself. As Jeremy says, “She’s been married 24 years. That means somebody loves her as she is. That means she’s not making any changes.”
I have a tremendous amount of sympathy for Natalie. She’s 57 years old, which in Survivor is like being 107. It can’t possibly be easy to be the oldest person on the season by a decade. (Although the Goliath tribe is geriatric by Survivor standards, with three contestants over the age of 40.)
But Natalie also doesn’t do herself any favors. People are trying to help her out, but she refuses to let them. That’s true with Jeremy. And it’s also true with John, who wants to work with her. John tries to protect Natalie by telling her she can’t trust Dan. But don’t say anything, he instructs her. Five seconds later, there’s Natalie confronting Dan. “So I understand you’ve abandoned me.”
“How is the oldest person in the damn tribe the biggest threat?” Natalie asks. “You guys are playing like a bunch of amateurs and a bunch of Davids.”
A bunch of Davids. The ultimate burn.
Natalie is actually making a strong argument. She’s using her age as a virtue, pitching herself as somebody who isn’t threatening and therefore isn’t worth eliminating. And why should Natalie wait for John to give her the go-ahead to save herself? Make the case now and let it marinate. If Natalie just waited to scramble before tribal council, it could be too late.
It’s a reasonable case. Nevertheless, by shutting down Jeremy, and going behind John’s back, Natalie is alienating the few people who want to work with her.
David vs. Goliath
I want to take a moment to once again praise the storytelling of this season. It’s only episode two, and I can already name a key alliance for literally every character on the show. Tell me a recent season where that’s been true. If the show can keep up this balanced, engaging editing, David vs. Goliath could be a heavy-hitter.
Survivor: David vs. Goliath airs Wednesdays (8 p.m. ET) on CBS.
Gwyneth Paltrow is opening up about fame — and the moment her father called her out for getting swept up in the hype of Hollywood.
The 46-year-old actress spoke to Marie Claire UK in an interview published Wednesday in which she discussed how her late father, the director Bruce Paltrow, called her out for “becoming an a——.”
Her father died from complications resulting from pneumonia in 2002 while in Rome, Italy. He was 58.
“I was just believing my own hype, thinking that I was super awesome,” Paltrow said of her early days in Hollywood. “And he was like, ‘You’re getting weird — you’re acting like a dick.'”
While Paltrow laughed while recalling the moment when she was about 27, she admitted, “When you achieve the kind of fame that I did by the time I was 25 or 26, the world starts removing all your obstacles because you’re now a ‘special person.'”
“You don’t have to wait in line at a restaurant, and if a car doesn’t show up, someone else gives you theirs,” she added.
While the perks of being famous might sound enviable, the mother of two said the attention can stunt personalities.
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“There is nothing worse for the growth of a human being than not having obstacles and disappointments, and things go wrong,” she said. “All of my greatest achievements have come out of failure.”
Paltrow grew from the experience and founded her own wellness and lifestyle brand, Goop. She tied the knot to Hollywood producer and writer Brad Falchuk this past weekend in a private star-studded ceremony in the Hamptons.
She was previously married to Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and had some reservations about marrying again — although she told Marie Claire UK Falchuk managed to change her mind.
“I think that marriage is a really beautiful, noble and worthwhile institution, pursuit and endeavor,” Paltrow said. “Because I don’t think you get married and that’s it — I think it’s the beginning. You create this third entity, this third being that you have to nourish and look after.”
“For a while, I thought, I don’t know if I’d ever do it again,” she admitted. “I have my kids — what’s the point? And then I met this incredible man, who made me think, no, this person is worth making this commitment to.”
“I’m very much the marrying kind,” Paltrow added. “I love being a wife. I love making a home.”
If you're a fan of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, you may have noticed that Kim and her sisters spend a surprising amount of time eating.
We don't mean to say they take in more food than your average person -- in fact, they probably consume far fewer calories than most of us.
But the Kards almost certainly avoid carbs the way most of us try to steer clear of IRS audits or people who retweet themselves.
Combine that with the fact that they probably also stick to low-fat diets and it's easy why they would need to munch on salads all day in order to keep from feeling like they're wasting away.
Now, you might be thinking that we've spent far too much time obsessing over the food intake of a bunch reality stars and Instagram influencers -- and you would be right.
But we swear we're going somewhere with all of this.
Apparently, KUWTK viewers were appalled by the amount of time Kourtney Kardashian spent eating during Sunday night's episode.
The situation was so bad that Kourt felt the need to defend herself on Twitter.
“I swear I just read 100 comments about me eating on tonight’s episode and some of you are very offended. Let me live,” the mother of three tweeted.
A source who spoke with People magazine claims that the idea of anyone shaming Kourtney for the amount she eats is absurd, as the 39-year-old is a known fitness fanatic.
“She works out and eats in order to try to stay around 100 lbs.,” the insider says, adding that Kourt's problem is not with losing weight but with keeping it on.
“Yes, she eats very healthy but she wants her body to be healthy and not underweight or malnourished.”
The source adds that Kourtney's “body type is very different from her sisters’" and it sometimes requires her to spend a large part of her day eating in order to maintain a healthy weight.
Kourtney even went so far as to outline her diet regimen, noting that she begins each day by taking a collagen supplement and always avoids refined sugars.
That's all well and good, and Kourt deserves credit for taking care of herself, but we would have respected her more if she had just flipped off the haters and reminded everyone that it's her body and she can do whatever the hell she wants with it.
I can see someone has not been phoning it in when it comes time to do her squats. That butt is as taut as a highwire walker’s wire, and probably their sphincter as well. That is why cheer on Sofia Richie’s poolside snacking, she’s earned it.
I could go for more squats myself, but that would require the awakening of an inner motivation that has been in a deep coma for some time now. There is something about holding extra weight while crouching down and standing back up again that just…well, it just sounds like hell.
I wonder if there is a gene that some people have that makes them more prone to enjoying the exercises that most others despise, like deadlifts and squats. If there is then there is probably another more common gene that makes people love bicep curls. There is no real mystery there. What guy does not want their arm to look like it is nine months pregnant? It all comes back to womb envy, I think. If we cannot labor pains, then we sure as hell are going to experience labor gains.
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The rapper’s unsolved murder in 1996 is one of music’s most enduring unsolved mysteries, and conspiracy theories abound about whether he actually died at all. Now the son of ‘Pac’s label chief is adding a new idea to the pile.
In a series of bizarre Instagram posts, Suge J. Knight asserted that the “Dear Mama” emcee is currently living in Malaysia. It started with a simple image that read “Tupac is alive” in black text, and next Knight shared a screenshot of a text fight he had with an anonymous source, who allegedly told him, “You said too much. Time for you to go.”
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Then he added photos that appear to show an older Shakur with 50 Cent and Beyoncé, apparently as evidence. Throughout Knight’s Instagram story, he also mentions the Illuminati and capped it all off by insisting he’s “not on drugs.”
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Pac was mysteriously gunned down on the streets of Las Vegas in a drive-by shooting on Sept. 7, 1996. More than 21 years later, in September 2017, an LAPD source involved in the investigation revealed to PEOPLE exclusively that attack was prompted by “gang retaliation” against the senior Knight.
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Shakur came of age on the rough streets of New York, Baltimore and Northern California, but his fatal association with street gangs began when he signed to Knight’s label, Death Row Records, in the fall of 1995. At the time, he was serving a 4½-year prison sentence after being convicted of sexually abusing a 19-year-old fan. Knight offered to finance an appeal in exchange for a three-record deal.
“ wanted to get out of jail and he basically signed his life away to Suge,” the LAPD source told PEOPLE. “He didn’t want to do it, but when he does that they own him.” Knight was a high-profile affiliate of the L.A. street gang Mob Piru, then locked in a deadly rivalry with the Compton Crips. “Mob Piru was built off of Death Row,” the LAPD source said. “They had been around for a while, but Suge put them on the map and they started making money and became big.” By signing with Knight, Shakur “immediately becomes enemies with the Crips.”
On the day of his murder, Shakur was involved in a brawl with Crip member Orlando Anderson on the floor of the MGM Grand casino. Earlier, at a local mall, Anderson had tried to steal a Death Row Records medallion from one of Shakur’s entourage — a Mob Piru member — sparking a fistfight. Spotting Anderson at the casino, the hot-tempered rapper attacked. The LAPD insider said a former leader of the Crips admitted that Shakur’s death was revenge for this beating. “It was simple retaliation: you mess with one of ours, we will mess with one of yours,” the source explained. “If Orlando had never been jumped in the hotel, they never would have killed Tupac that night.”
Knight Sr. was sentenced to 28 years in state prison last month. The 53-year-old former hip hop impresario was convicted of voluntary manslaughter in a January 2015 hit-and-run incident during which a vehicle he was riding in struck two pedestrians, including witness Cle “Bone” Sloan, in Compton, California, killing 55-year-old Terry Carter.
Though The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Danielle Staub was granted a restraining order against her ex, that relationship continues to haunt her.
In this clip, she is speaking out about the difficult split.
As she tells Wendy Williams, her husband's alcohol use played a major role in their breakup.
Danielle, who has been engaged twenty entire times, is opening up about the hard lessons that this marriage has taught her.
"It’s funny how I saw certain things happening," Staub admits about her husband, Marty Caffrey.
She says that she saw these red flags when they were just dating, but unfortunately ignored them.
"But you just believe, especially with the perception around us, getting engaged would make it better," she explains.
She says that social messages gave her the impression that "getting married would make it better."
"It doesn’t get better, ladies," she cautions Wendy Williams' audience.
"If it’s falling apart," Staub admits. "It’s broken."
She is absolutely right.
If anything, the honeymoon phase of a relationship should have the least problems.
Those struggles aren't likely to evaporate just because you put a ring on it.
As she explains, Caffrey's drinking played a huge role in their split.
"He does hit cocktail hour a little bit heavily," she says. "And it does change things."
"I think all of us it changes," Staub acknowledges.
People don't change into a new person when they drink, but other sides of them come out when alcohol is involved.
Not all of those sides are pleasant.
"I just don’t think it changes him for the better," Staub says. "Or his ability to maneuver through what’s going on."
Staub doesn't place all of the blame for their split at his feet, however.
She is the first to admit that she is "not the easiest person to live with."
Caffrey accused Staub of emotional and verbal abuse during their marriage.
"I’m to blame for it as well," Staub explains.
"But," she says. "I feel like I’m always the person who wants to fix people and it’s not fixable."
If a person has a substance abuse problem, they're the only ones who can fix it.
Wendy then asks her if she thinks that she and Caffrey might ever get back together.
"I don’t have a crystal ball," Staub says cautiously.
"But," Staub continues. "You can’t go into the public and be tweeting and Instagraming about your wife or your spouse."
"You just don’t do that," she says simply.
When your relationship troubles are spilling over onto social media, that is a huge warning sign that things may end soon.
It is usually a sign that things should end soon.
Staub's role on the Real Housewives franchise was apparently a huge source of appeal for Caffrey.
Wendy asks: "So he really liked being a ‘House husband?'"
"I think that that was what I’m most disappointed about,” Staub admits.
Staub was saddened by “His want for this attention."
Well, half of all marriages end in divorce. We're just sorry that some life lessons are so painful to learn.
Perhaps others can learn from Danielle Staub's experience.
You know, hearing and seeing Rami Malek talk about playing Freddie Mercury, you don’t expect him to embody the character so thoroughly. Then you see him with that cookie duster, posing with a mic stand, and you say, “Holy shit, they resurrected Freddie Mercury.”
Next month’s Bohemian Rhapsody is being hyped as one of the can’t miss movies of the fall, and the more we see of Malek in action as Mercury, the more excited fans get. I’ve wanted this movie for a long time, and short of Todd Haynes giving Freddie the Velvet Goldmine treatment he deserves, this is probably the best possible version of this story that could exist.
It’ll play like a hagiography, for sure, because the living band members all have producer credits and were involved in the production of this thing, so expect a bit of softening around the edges. Still, the fact that we’re getting a Mercury/Queen biopic at all is nothing short of a miracle considering how many times they’ve tried and failed to get it off the ground in the past.
Either way, it’ll be fun to see Queen on the big screen in a big theater with great sound. Does such a place exist anymore? Let me know if it does, because it’s not located near me. Bohemian Rhapsody opens November 2.
An air traffic controller is being lauded as a national hero after sacrificing his life to save a plane full of people taking off during an earthquake.
On Friday, Anthonius Gunawan Agung, 21, was working in the control tower at the Palu Airport in Indonesia while pilot Ricosetta Mafella’s Batik Airways plane was sitting on the runway with 147 passengers and crew members on board,” BBC News reports.
“I was rushing to leave,” Marfella, 44, told the outlet. “There was a voice in my head that told me, just get out of here immediately. I told my crew and the ground crew to speed up.”
The plane took off at 18:02, less than a minute before a 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck the area. According to the BBC, the air traffic control tower began to shake and everyone fled the tower except Agung, who waited until the passenger jet was airborne before jumping out of the the fourth floor of the collapsing building. He later died from injuries incurred during the fall.
Other air traffic controllers working at the airport at the time tried to get Agung to flee with them, but he refused, saying “wait, wait, Batik is still here,” according to the pilot, who is in a WhatsApp group with the men.
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‘Batik 6231 runway 33 clear for take off’. This was his last transmission to me then we replied. Thank you for keeping me and guarding me till I’m safely airborne. Then he jumped out of tower broke his leg and arm. Wing of honor for Anthonius Gunawan Agung as my guardian angel at Palu. Rest peacefully my wing man. God be with you.
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“Batik 6321 clear for take off,” were Agung’s last words, Mafella wrote in an Instagram post paying tribute to him.
Once airborne, the pilot says he saw huge waves near the coastline, and shared a video of them on Instagram. They turned out to be a tsunami.
He attempted to alert the air traffic controller, but no one answered his call.
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Batik Air ID 6231 scheduled to depart at 17.55, door closed at 17.52 then pushed back. 18.02 after cleared for take off, tower building collapsed. We were just rolling on the runway. I felt something wrong on the runway during take off roll. 18.02 earthquake 7.4-7.7 magnitude on scale rocks Palu. Thank God there is a voice (Holy Spirit i believe) telling me to depart early. I’m rushing the boarding process. Late by 30 second i would not have flown. Thank You Jesus. I took this video just after airborne on 1500ft climbing. Strange wave-Tsunami.
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WATCH THIS: Over 380 Dead After Earthquakes Cause Devastating Tsunami in Indonesia
“When I found out what happened, I was speechless,” Mafella said.
— AirNav Indonesia (@AirNav_Official) September 29, 2018
On Saturday, Air Navigation Indonesia tweeted a series of photos showing soldiers transporting Agung’s body for burial. According to the BBC, he has been posthumously promoted by two ranks “as a form of appreciation for his outstanding dedication.”
“I feel so deeply sorry,” Mr Mafella said. “I could have died as well. He is my hero and our national hero.”
Batik Airways and the Palu Airport did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.
You will hear no judgement from me in regards to Sylvie Meis casual boob check. One can be performed for any number of reasons, but it does not really matter why. Maybe she wanted to make sure her swim top was still on. Maybe she was adjusting the fit so that there would be no nip slippage. Or maybe she just wanted to cop a feel of herself because boobs are awesome and there is no law against it (that I am aware of).
I wish touching yourself in public was more acceptable than it currently is.
Wait, that came out wrong. I’m talking non-sexually. If a person has an itch on their genitals, or needs to pluck a wedgie out of their crack, they should be free to do so regardless of any watching eyes. Otherwise they are forced to go through torture that is as extreme as any faced by POWs. Then they have to resort to extreme tactics to solve the issue, like an impromptu set of jumping jacks.
If we would all just back off with the judgement we could live in a world free of unwanted wedgies and un-itched balls. It would be beautiful.
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For months, Daniel Thomas, 32, has chronicled his journey with a rare form of terminal cancer on his YouTube channel, gaining thousands of subscribers thanks to his honesty and strength when sharing the intimate details about his experience — something he would continue to do until his death.
In 2015, Thomas was diagnosed with sarcomatoid carcinoma, which is a combination of carcinoma, which affects the skin and tissues that line the internal organs, and sarcoma, a cancer of the connective tissue found in bone, fat and cartilage.
In the time after the diagnosis, Thomas underwent multiple surgeries to his back and leg to remove the tumors, but as the masses continued to spread throughout his body, he turned to YouTube to raise awareness about the disease under his channel name, PeeWeeToms.
“I don’t know how to deal with it, not very well, anyway,” Thomas, from the U.K., said in his first vlog in January. “I’ve done very silly things, and I hope that I can help people on the way to not come into those pitfalls or fall into those kinds of traps when dealing with cancer. It’s a horrible, horrible situation to be in.”
From that very first video, Thomas included a hashtag that would prove to be a phrase he’d hold on to for months to come: “Don’t give up, don’t give in.”
Then, at the beginning of September, Thomas posted a heartbreaking video that revealed the cancer had spread “everywhere” and that he was quickly approaching his final days.
“I wasn’t sure I’d win the fight, it doesn’t mean I won’t keep fighting for time,” Thomas said, after reading aloud the devastating news of his latest scan. “But I’m struggling now. I need to make the most of it. I really need to make the most of the time I got left, with the ones that I love and everyone.”
Thomas set out to live up to that promise, and in just a week’s time, he revealed he’d married his girlfriend, Becca, in a wedding that was planned in less than a day.
But two weeks after the ceremony, a visibly exhausted Thomas revealed he was in hospice care. Days later on September 24, he posted his final video from his bed.
“It’s very painful now, it’s upsetting as well because there are things I want to do that I will never be able to do now,” he said. “It’s horrible to explain to the outside world how you feel, it’s almost impossible to show it… I’m just so weak, so weak.”
On September 28, in a video to his YouTube page, Thomas’ wife and family revealed he had passed away earlier that day. Through their grief, they vowed to continue to share his story in the hopes of helping other cancer patients and their families.
“It’s difficult to get the right words out at the minute. Between us, we want to keep encouraging you to keep going, whatever place you’re at,” Thomas’ father said in the video. “That’s what Dan would do and that’s what he did. If he’s got a legacy, I’d say that’s probably it. Just keep going, do what you can do and enjoy every minute of it because he did.”
There’s a lot of talk about who should play James Bond once Daniel Craig retires, but you know what would have been hilarious? Michael Jackson playing James Bond. Imagine how that movie would have played out.
INT EVIL LAIR
Bond is restrained on a table as GOLDFINGER’S laser slowly burns a line between BOND’S legs, getting closer and closer.
Do you expect me to talk, Goldfinger?
No, Mister Bond, I expect you to die.
That could have actually happened, because an excerpt from Hollywood agent Michael Ovitz’s memoir Who is Michael Ovitz? obtained by Page Six, Jackson told the agent he wanted to be James Bond. But it didn’t happen until after an unfortunate guacamole accident.
As he talked, his hat fell into the guacamole in front of him, and he picked it out and put it back on – unfortunately, with a blob of guacamole attached, which began to slide down the brim. Ron Meyer tapped my leg to draw my attention to it, and we all watched in horrified fascination as it slid lower and lower while Michael was pitching us hard on how he was America’s next action hero. Then the blob fell off, and Ron totally lost it. I cracked up, too, and Michael stalked out.
I went and found him and explained for fifteen minutes that we hadn’t been laughing at him, but at the incident. … Finally, Michael’s face cleared. ‘Okay, Ovitz. Okay,’ he said. ‘But I want to play James Bond.’ I am proud to report I didn’t laugh, this time.
I think this would have been an amazing movie. Woody Allen played Jimmy Bond in Casino Royale, and Jackson is only marginally less believable as an action hero than Woody Allen.
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Lady Gaga’s Fans Have Internalized Her Message of Acceptance to Mean They Should Spam False Reviews of ‘Venom’ on Twitter
There’s trouble in Gaga-land, as, not content to be the focus of what’s almost unanimously considered to be the worst episode of The Simpsons ever (and they’ve done like half a dozen clip shows), Lady Gaga is staring in a remake of A Star is Born directed by Bradley Cooper. And her fans are worried that she might be upstaged by Tom Hardy’s comic book movie Venom, about the popular Spider-Man villain.
So Gaga’s fans have done the sensible thing and are using bots to flood Twitter with fake negative reviews of Venom.
— Atomic (@AtomicSpidey) October 2, 2018
Buzzfeed talked one of the twitter accounts copying and pasting these reviews and the person behind it admitted Gaga fans were trying to build negative word of mouth for Venom so Gaga’s film would open higher (it won’t).
However, another user, who identified themselves only as @LGMonster95, said that there had been a coordinated effort.
“It’s us Gaga fans creating fake IDs to trash the Venom premiere,” they said. “They both are getting released on the same day, so we want more audience for A Star Is Born.”
The thing is, at least according to Rotten Tomatoes, A Star is Born is a much better movie than Venom, which has been critically panned with a fairly low 29% fresh rating at the time of writing.
Despite the negative reviews and the efforts of Gaga’s fans, Venom is projected to open with a $165 million worldwide, and as much as $70 domestically, which would make it the highest rated opening ever in the month of October. A Star is Born looks to be opening at around half of that, according to The Wrap.
Lady Gaga’s fans are incredibly toxic, but you never hear about it because they’re all young girls. They’ve harassed more people off of social media than Star Wars fans, but there are countless think pieces about how horrible it is that people didn’t like The Last Jedi, which was the second worst Star Wars film and nothing about people who like the meat dress lady. They’re consuming, and behavior is only toxic when the people engaged in it threaten to stop consuming.
Like Louis C.K. Jerking Off in Front of You, Louis C.K.’s Comedy Comeback Is Happening Whether You Like It or Not
You may have thought that masturbating in front of people who didn’t really want him to masturbate in front of them would have had a detrimental effect on Louis C.K.’s career, but it looks like you’d be wrong. Louis dropped in at The Comedy Cellar again to let everyone know that yes, he is making a comeback, this is a thing that’s going to happen. In fact, The Huffington Post reported Louis “talked about how he took a ‘really long break’ and was coming back now”
The Comedy Cellar has instituted a new policy of “swim at your own risk,” that says someone you might not like could drop in during the evening. They’re picking up the check of anyone who walks out because a comic they don’t want to see comes on stage, so we’re all covered if Larry the Cable Guy does a set, too. What this policy says to me is that even after everything that Louis C.K. has been accused of, being the place he might drop in and do a set is worth way more than paying for the dinners and drinks of anyone who might not want to stay and see him.
It took me a while to think through the morality around the subject of what Louis did and how wrong it was or wasn’t, because I do believe in Louis’s mind he thought the women he was jerking off in front of wanted to, or at least were okay with, watching him jerk off. I mean, some people want to watch people masturbate, it’s not that crazy. A friend of mine compared it to “The Implication” scene from It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia and I have to admit, that comparison made incredibly good sense to me.
Comedy Cellar owner Norm (or possibly Noam, depending on who you ask) Dworman gave this explanation to The Hollywood Reporter about why C.K. was allowed back at the venue before his first drop-in appearance.
There is the matter of principle here, in my ACLU mode, which is that I don’t feel that there’s a clear standard out there in the world of when someone is supposed to be fired or denied an audience. And I don’t think anyone’s come after the theaters and stages that allow Mike Tyson to tour the country with his show, and Bill Clinton is still invited to charity events, and Monica Lewinsky disinvited. I would just like to be a platform.
And he’s probably making the right business decision. There were reports that two people walked out when Louis took the stage, but those conflict with a number of reports that no one left. I’ve mentioned before that, like Louis taking his dick out and jerking off in front of you, his comeback is going to happen if he wants it to, whether you like it or not.
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