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Tom Hardy Launches Fundraising Campaign for Manchester Attack Victims
Tom Hardy launched a fundraising page for the victims and their families of the Manchester attack, which killed 22 people and injured 59.
“What happened last night at the AG concert in Manchester was a tragedy; families and children attacked and murdered; in a place where they should be safe and enjoying a concert. It is an inconceivable atrocity,” Hardy wrote on the JustGiving page. “There is no bringing back those who have been lost, pointlessly, in such a cowardly and brutal fashion. I am truly saddened by what I have witnessed and there is no doubt that Terrorism is an »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
'Clerks' Actress Lisa Spoonauer Dies at 44, Kevin Smith Pens Moving Tribute
The actress, who starred in the cult classic 1994 film, passed away at her home in Jackson Township, New Jersey, according to an obituary posted on the Hassler Funeral Home's website.
"Devastated to report that #LisaSpoonauer, who played Caitlin in #clerks, has passed away," the 46-year-old filmmaker wrote. "In 1992, I went looking for Lisa without knowing either who she was or the integral role she'd play in my life. I'd held a night of open auditions at the #firstavenueplayhouse (where we found @briancohalloran and @marilynghigliotti) but the perfect Caitlin Bree never walked through the door. So I popped »
Manchester Bombing Update: 3 More Suspects Arrested, UK Steps Up Security
Three more men were arrested Wednesday as suspects in Monday’s deadly suicide bombing in Manchester, England, and U.K. authorities stepped up security at key locations around the country to thwart another possible terrorist attack.
The three suspects were arrested Wednesday after authorities in Manchester searched a number of homes in the area, Greater Manchester Police said.
A 23-year-old man had been arrested on Tuesday in connection with the attack, which claimed the lives of 22 people just outside the city’s 22,000-seat Manchester Arena as an Ariana Grande concert was concluding. »
- Thom Geier
‘America’s Got Talent’ Auditioner Claims Tyra Banks Pulled Her Daughter’s Hair in New Lawsuit
If there was a contest for picking on children, Tyra Banks would probably take first prize. Or, at least, that’s the suggestion of a lawsuit filed by a woman who claims that her daughter was physically manipulated and verbally abused by “AGT” host Banks. In the lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday, the woman — identified as Jane Doe in the suit — claims that she and her husband auditioned for “America’s Got Talent” in New York in January, performing a song about motherhood, which “held a certain long-term emotional importance” to her minor daughter, identified in. »
- Tim Kenneally
Thousands Gather in Manchester at Silent Vigil for Ariana Grande Concert Bombing Victims
Thousands gathered in Manchester’s Albert Square on Tuesday evening to pay tribute to the 22 people killed and 59 injured in Monday’s suicide bomb attack following an Ariana Grande concert. A minute’s silence gripped the historical square as the crowd — many of whom were young girls similar in age to the Grande fans who filled the Manchester Arena the night before — mourned those who lost their lives. The vigil was followed by words from mayor Andy Burnham, Manchester Chief Constable Ian Hopkins and poet Tony Walsh, who performs as Longfella, who read out his poem “This Is The Place” as an ode to. »
- Debbie Emery
Zack Snyder Raises Awareness for Suicide Prevention After Family Tragedy
Zack Snyder is thanking fans and colleagues for the outpouring of support he and his family have received in the past 24 hours.
The director made public on Tuesday that his daughter Autumn Snyder died by suicide in March at age 20. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, he also said he and his wife, producer Deborah Snyder, will be stepping away from the upcoming Justice League movie to focus on their family.
On Wednesday, Snyder shared links on Twitter to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and JEDFoundation.org, a suicide-prevention organization focusing on teenagers and young »
- Aaron Couch
FCC Will Not Take Action Over Stephen Colbert’s Trump Remarks
The FCC will not take any action in response to complaints over a May 1 broadcast of “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” in which the host quipped during his opening monologue that “the only thing [Trump’s] mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin’s c— holster.”
The FCC received thousands of complaints following the broadcast. In response to an inquiry, an FCC spokesman provided a statement on the status of its review.
“Consistent with standard operating procedure, the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau has reviewed the complaints and the material that was the subject of these complaints,” the FCC statement said. “The Bureau has concluded that there was nothing actionable under the FCC’s rules.”
Colbert’s remark was bleeped out of the broadcast and his mouth was blurred.
The FCC’s conclusion means that it found that Colbert’s remark did not rise to the level of obscenity or indecency to warrant any kind of sanction or »
- Ted Johnson
‘Devastated’ Ariana Grande Met by Family as She Arrives in Florida Following Concert Terrorist Attack
Ariana Grande has arrived back in the States following the devastating terrorist attack after her Manchester Arena show in the U.K. Monday evening.
The singer, 23, was photographed landing in Boca Raton, Florida, where she was greeted by family and boyfriend Mac Miller at the airport, People confirms. Grande grew up a half-hour away in nearby Coconut Creek, and performed around the Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale area as a young child, prior to her Disney career taking off.
“It’s so, so sad. She loves her fans and is absolutely crushed and devastated as you can imagine,” a source close to Grande tells People. »
- Melody Chiu, Adam Carlson and Sarah Michaud
Paul McCartney Writes Heartfelt Tribute To Roger Moore: ‘He Was A Great Man’
Paul McCartney took to Twitter on Tuesday to pay tribute to the late Roger Moore. The 74-year-old Beatle was saddened by the news of the passing of the James Bond actor, writing, “Roger was a great man and of course a great James Bond who I was lucky to work with during the time of […] »
- Brent Furdyk
U2's Bono Praises Manchester's 'Undefeatable Spirit' Following Fatal Bombing
U2 has a lot of love for the city of Manchester, England.
Following news that 22 people were killed after a bomb went off at an Ariana Grande concert on Monday night at Manchester Arena, the band appeared on Tuesday's Jimmy Kimmel Live and commended the citizens of the city while slamming those responsible for the horrific attack.
Praising Manchester residents, Bono added, "The worst of humanity was on view in Manchester last night, but so was the best, as people took perfect strangers into their homes. ...Manchester has an undefeatable spirit, I can assure you."
The tragedy undoubtedly resonates with U2. Not only do they perform arena shows frequently, but the group »
Iggy Azalea Wrote ‘Aggressively Confident’ Music After Broken Engagement: ‘I Was Excited About All the Things I Could Do’
Iggy Azalea isn’t one to let a broken engagement get her down.
Instead of wallowing in her split last year from Nick Young, the rapper, 26, used it to fuel her empowering new music.
“When I started , I think things were very lovey-dovey, and I was engaged and about to get married and in that head space,” she tells People exclusively about the inspiration behind the songs on her upcoming LP Digital Distortion. “I had a lot of changes and a breakup and was sort of like, ‘Wow, okay. Now I’m a single woman in my mid-20s and »
- Melody Chiu
D.C. Attorney Fights Back on Behalf of Women Everywhere After She Was Sexually Assaulted in College: ‘I Fought for Myself’
Thirteen years after she says she was sexually assaulted after a college party, D.C. Attorney Laura Dunn is demanding support and justice for other assault survivors.
“One fifth to one quarter of women are sexually assaulted by the time they graduate from college,” says Dunn, who was an 18-year-old freshman at the University of Wisconsin-Madison when she says two fellow students dragged her into an apartment after a frat party and assaulted her.
“Most of the assaults happen freshman and sophomore year, right at the start of school when (women) are vulnerable, new to campus, trying to figure out, »
- Natasha Stoynoff
Watch Mark Zuckerberg Visit the Harvard Dorm Room Where He Started Facebook 13 Years Ago
Mark Zuckerberg headed back to where it all started.
“This is my first time being back here since I left 13 years ago. It has been a place where a lot of really special things happened in my life,” Zuckerberg says in the video.
Joined by wife Priscilla Chan (the pair met at the Ivy League school), the tech mogul shares that while much of the furniture in room H33 in »
- Stephanie Petit
Owner Walking 14-Pound Dog Greeted By 8-Foot-Long Python in Garage
An average morning dog walk got scary for a Pembroke Pines, Florida, man when he and his dog were confronted with an 8-foot-long python who showed up in their garage.
“I didn’t have a heart attack,” Joseph Liscinsky told the Sun Sentinel, who reported the story. “But my adrenaline kicked in and my heart started pounding. I was stunned because I was a foot away from it.”
It happened on Friday as the 60-year-old was taking his 14-pound pup outside. Liscinsky responded to the surprise visitor by maneuvering the snake into a pillow case with just a mop – an »
- Amy Jamieson
Katy Perry, Lorde and More Big Stars Vow to Perform at U.K. Music Festival This Weekend Despite Terrorism Threat
Countless stars will still take the stage at BBC Radio 1’s annual Big Weekend music festival in the U.K. this weekend following the horrific and deadly terror attack on an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena on Monday – albeit amid heavily increased security.
The 2017, two-day show at Burton Constable Hall in Hull will include performances from some of the music industry’s biggest stars, including Katy Perry, Lorde, Lana Del Rey, The Chainsmokers, Haim, Little Mix, Rita Ora and Shawn Mendes.
BBC Radio 1 hasn’t announced any changes to the Big Weekend, yet, but said in a statement, “Radio »
- Lindsay Kimble and Phil Boucher
Hero Homeless Man Helped Manchester Victims: ‘Just Because I Am Homeless Doesn’t Mean I Haven’t Got a Heart’
When terror struck outside Manchester Arena during an Ariana Grande concert Monday night, a homeless man who was there to panhandle sprung into action, quickly coming to the aid of dozens of injured people.
The man, Chris Parker, is now being hailed a hero for his selfless response — and nearly $40,000 has been donated online to help the 33-year-old get off the streets.
According to the New York Times, Parker ran towards the blast, despite the risk to his own life. As chaos reigned around him, Parker kept his cool, the paper reports, removing nails from the arms and faces of wounded children, »
- Chris Harris
It’s a ‘Magical’ Avatar Cast Reunion as Producer Talks Sequels (Think Blue Families!)
Back to Pandora!
On Wednesday, much of the cast of 2009’s record-shattering Avatar — the highest-grossing film in the world — reunited at Walt Disney World in Orlando for the grand opening of Pandora – The World of Avatar.
“This place is the next stage in the greater story of Avatar,” Cameron told People. “They brought to life what you saw in the movie and beyond. It’s now a physical, tactile, olfactory, full-sensory experience. »
- Michelle Tauber
How Drake & Justin Bieber Want You to Dress, According to Their Lyrics
Your fantasy just came true: You're going on a date with your heartthrob! That's right. Your musically-inclined McM is picking you up tomorrow for a day of romance. Even though thousands of women would love to be in your shoes, he noticed you, your beauty and fun-loving personality. Now, he's smitten and it's your time to shine. Your first thought: "What do I wear?!" Here's a secret: Your biggest crush has already given you everything you need to succeed. It's all in the lyrics. If you don't believe us, we searched through the songs of Drake, Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, Asap Rocky, John Mayer and more for the looks that made them stop and »
Gal Gadot Shuns Heels in Favor of Flats on Her Wonder Woman Press Tour, Proves She Really Is a Superhero to Women Everywhere
There is no doubt that Gal Gadot is the epitome of girl power. She is playing the ultimate female superhero in the summer blockbuster, Wonder Woman, and she’s kicked off the film’s press tour with a major style move: trading her high heels for flats. This past week, the 32-year-old actress has been traveling alongside her Wonder Woman co-stars, Chris Pine and Robin Wright, to promote the movie, hitting theaters June 2, wearing several eye-catching outfits, each topped off with a pair of killer flats.
While in NYC on Tuesday, Gadot made an appearance on Good Morning America wearing »
Stray Bullet Kills 7-Year-Old Boy Eating Cake in His Home: ‘He Was an Angel’
Kentucky police are searching for a gunman whose stray bullet killed a 7-year-old boy inside his home on Sunday as he was eating cake and playing with his iPad before bed.
“He was an angel,” his grandmother, Tonya Hobbs Gough, tells People.
Dequante William Lamarr Hobbs Jr. was fatally shot in the head after a fight broke out during a dice game in a backyard near the boy’s home in Louisville, Kentucky, police spokeswoman Lt. Emily McKinley said at a news conference on Monday.
During the altercation, someone pulled a gun and began firing, McKinley said.
“Last night was absolutely horrible, »
- KC Baker
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