Friday, September 14, 2018

Donald Trump Dragged For Saying Hurricane Florence Is ‘Tremendously Wet’

Was Donald Trump describing a Category 4 hurricane or the splash zone at SeaWorld? Read the funniest tweets trolling his Sept. 11 briefing on Hurricane Florence, here.

The National Weather Service described Hurricane Florence’s possible impact as “life-threatening.” President Donald Trump, 72, called it “tremendously wet.” Tomato, tomato? “This is going to be a very large one — far larger than we have seen in perhaps decades,” Donald said during an Oval Office briefing with Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Sept. 11. “They haven’t seen anything like what’s coming at us in 25-30 years, maybe ever. It’s tremendously big and tremendously wet.” Well, at least he’s not wrong. But Twitter couldn’t let his interesting choice of adjectives slip by, of course. And we won’t let the Internet’s wrong spelling of Hurricane Florence’s trending hashtag go unnoticed, either!
While Teyana Taylor tried to spill more tea on Jeremih via Instagram on Aug. 15, Sage the Gemini unexpectedly joined the drama! “I’m glad that President Trump warned Americans about the wetness of the impending #HurricaneFlorerence. Most people don’t know that hurricanes are wet!” one Twitter user wrote after the Oval Office meeting. Even When Harry Met Sally actor Rob Reiner chimed in. “I know words. I have the best words. Tremendously big and tremendously wet are among them,” he joked on Twitter. Another user poked fun at Trump’s suggestive adjective, reusing everyone’s favorite joke in high school. “‘It’s tremendously big and tremendously wet’ That’s what she said.” And another user straight out slammed what many are interpreting as an innuendo, tweeting, “POTUS, we are not talking about a p*ssy, we are taking about a Hurricane! You should’ve been more empathetic & exercised more decency in your briefing!” But one person tried to find the silver lining to the situation: “Trump saying that #HurricaneFlorerence is going to be “tremendously wet” is blowing up social media. I’m just shocked he finally told the truth about something.”
We think Trump should take a rain check on public appearances after today (pun very implied). He’s also catching heat for double fist pumping at a memorial service for 9/11’s 17th anniversary in Shanksville, Pennsylvania earlier today. No, it doesn’t stop there. He even flashed a thumbs-up to the photographers. We guess Trump can’t read a room…or his Oval Office cue card, if he was even given one?
All jokes aside, we hope our East Coast readers stay safe. Hurricane Florence is expected to hit the Carolina states and Virginia on Sept. 14, the National Hurricane Center reported.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Police Locate 2 Bodies Believed to Be Missing Sisters, Hours After Finding Pregnant Mom's Remains

Police have found the bodies of two children believed to be those of young sister allegedly murdered by their father.
The Town of Frederick, Colorado, released an update on their Facebook pageThursday night in which they announced they “have strong reason to believe” the bodies are those of Bella, 4, and Celeste Watts, 3, the daughters of Shanann Watts, whose body was found earlier in the day. Shanann was pregnant.
“An update on the Shanann Watts Investigation: On August 16, 2018, during the late afternoon hours, evidence technicians from both the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and the Frederick Police Department located two bodies whom police have strong reason to believe are Bella and Celeste Watts, the daughters of Shanann Watts,” the update read.
“While we will not disclose the location as to where these bodies were located, police can say that they were found in close proximity to the other body whom officers strongly believe is Shanann’s,” it continued.
“The Frederick Police Department and CBI will not answer any questions and ask that all media inquiries be referred to the Weld County District Attorney’s Office.”
Shanann, 34, was 15 weeks pregnant when she and her two daughters went missing on Monday from their Colorado home.
The girls’ father, Chris Watts, was arrested by the Frederick Police Department on Wednesday night.
He made his first court appearance on Thursday, according to The Coloradoan.
He has been charged with three counts of murder in the first degree and three counts of tampering with physical evidence, according to a recording on the phone number for the Weld County Jail Thursday afternoon.
CBS Denver reported that Shanann’s family said in a statement, “It is with deep hurt, confusion and anger to confirm our beautiful cousin Shanann Watts, her unborn child, and her two angelic daughters, Bella (4), Celeste (3) were viciously murdered by husband Chris Watts; who confessed to the killings. Please keep Shanann’s parents and brother in your prayers.”
Chris had previously expressed concern about his family, telling KUSA that he is “hoping right now that she’s somewhere safe.”
“Like, this house is not the same. Last night was traumatic,” he said. “Last night was — I can’t really stay in this house again with nobody here.”
Chris’ attorney could not immediately be reached by PEOPLE for comment on Thursday.
A family friend told PEOPLE he and Shanann “were having marital problems and she was getting ready to leave him” before her death.
According to Shanann’s Facebook page, she and Christopher were apart much of the summer. In June, July and a portion of August, she and the daughters spent six weeks in North Carolina with her family.
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They returned home to Colorado on Aug. 7. Shanann was home Aug. 8 and 9, then left for Scottsdale, Arizona, for a work trip, according to her Facebook page.
She returned home around 2 a.m. on Monday, a friend of Shanann’s told local TV station KDVR. Her friend reported her missing hours later, police have said. 
After Shanann and the girls went missing, Chris told a local ABC News affiliate that he had had an “emotional conversation” with his wife just before she vanished. “But I’ll leave it at that,” he said.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Seattle Airport Employee Steals Alaska Airlines Plane Then Crashes It On Nearby Island

This is really scary. A SeaTac Airport employee managed to steal an Alaska Airlines plane from its hanger, taking off without permission and before crashing it on a nearby island.

How on Earth can something like this happen? An Alaska Airlines Dash 8 Q400 was stolen from its hanger at Seattle Tacoma Airport early in the evening of Aug. 10, and plane took off without permission of tower. Early reports indicate that an airport employee stole the jet, causing fighter jets to be deployed and all ground traffic was halted. One witness tweeted out, “Okay this insane. A pilot on the plane in front of us just went rogue and took off on an empty plane bypassing orders from the tower. The tower ordered a full stop and they’re trying to communicate with that pilot. Whaaaaaat!”
Residents of Tacoma then started posting videos of the jet flying dangerously low to the ground, and the jets trailing after it. Eventually the plane crashed in a remote wooded area of Ketron Island in Puget Sound, leaving behind a fiery pile of debris. The airline tweeted out that they are “aware of an incident involving an unauthorized take-off of a Horizon Air Q400” turboprop plane, but “we believe there are no passengers on board.”
Its believed the pilot was killed in the crash, and authorities are still trying to figure out how someone could steal a commercial airliner and take off from a major U.S. airport unauthorized. It’s going to call into question how so many security measures failed for such a breach to happen.
Terrified residents took to Twitter to share their videos of the plane flying dangerously low to the ground. Everyone was so confused as to what was going on, because the plane was so low that the Alaska Airlines logo was totally visible. Radar showed that it flew in circles above Ketron Island before going down so maybe the pilot was trying to find a landing zone.

Monday, August 6, 2018

LeBron James, Tristan Thompson Spotted Out With 3 Mystery Women In Toronto

With their significant others nowhere in sight, Tristan Thompson and LeBron James were spotted out for a meal with several mystery women. WTF is going on!?

They may play for different basketball teams now, but Tristan Thompson and LeBron James are still buddies! In fact, the guys were in Toronto together over the weekend, and someone spotted them out for lunch together. However, they weren’t alone. The guys were joined by three unidentified ladies, as well as two security guards. The identity of the women is unclear, but none of them are Tristan’s girlfriend, Khloe Kardashian, or LeBron’s wife, Savannah James! Naturally, this could’ve just been a friendly meeting or business lunch, but the guys’ company definitely has fans talking.
One Twitter user even hinted that his own girlfriend spent time with Tristan and LeBron over the weekend. “This girl seriously met and partied with LeBron, Tristan & Migos I can’t even be mad at her for not picking up my call,” he wote. The Migos were in town performing at Toronto’s Caribana festival. The details of this alleged “party” that Tristan and LeBron attended were not revealed. However, Tristan has been in the doghouse for several months after he was caught cheating on a pregnant Khloe Kardsahian in April, so it doesn’t exactly look good for him to be called out for partying with mysterious women.
Even though Tristan was unfaithful, Khloe stayed with him, and they’ve been raising their daughterTrue Thompson, together since her April 12 birth. After Tristan’s basketball season ended, they headed back to L.A. to be closer to Khloe’s family for the summer. Things seem to be going well between the couple, as well — Tristan even surprised his lady with balloons and flowers when she arrived home from a work trip last week.
We’re certainly not going to jump to conclusions just because of one photo of a group of people having lunch, especially since Tristan really seems to be committing himself to Khloe after their past drama. HollywoodLife has reached out to reps for both Tristan and LeBron for comment.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

George Clooney and Wife Amal Step Out for a Romantic Date on Lake

George and Amal Clooney enjoyed an intimate date night near Lake Como just three weeks after the actor’s scary motorcycle accident in Italy.
The 57-year-old actor-director and his lawyer wife, 40, were all smiles leaving dinner at Gatto Nero in Cernobbio, Italy on Friday.
For the evening, Amal, who gave birth to the couple’s twins Ella and Alexander last year, wore a black and white asymmetrical striped dress paired with nude heels and black dangling earrings.
George kept it cool in a black suit, wearing a white button-down underneath. The couple, who own a villa nearby, beamed as they left the restaurant hand-in-hand.
George has been on the mend since his scooter accident on July 10.
While filming his Hulu limited series Catch-22 on the Italian island of Sardinia, George was hit by a car as he rode to work.
The impact sent him flying into the air and he was briefly hospitalized. Amazingly, the actor did not sustain any serious injuries.
Although George left the hospital shortly after the incident with only bruising, his wife and family were shaken by the accident.
“Amal wouldn’t leave his side,” a source told PEOPLE. “It was obvious that she was concerned.”
Another source told PEOPLE “he could have been killed,” and that his and Amal’s families “were very worried and on the telephone reassuring one another, saying how lucky George was.”

Thursday, August 2, 2018

American Couple Who Spent Life Savings to Bike Around the World Killed in ISIS

Lauren Geoghegan and Jay Austin were living out their dream of traveling the world by bicycle.
Tragically, while out doing what they loved with five other cyclists, their quest was cut short when they were run over and stabbed to death by armed men in Tajikistan on Sunday.
Geoghegan’s parents confirmed in a statement to CBS News that the couple, who were both 29-years-old, were killed in the attack.
ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack. Two other tourists, Dutch and Swiss national, were killed while three riders survived, NPR reports.
Geoghegan and Austin started their journey in 2017. They first biked through Africa, Europe, and Central Asia before finding themselves in Tajikistan, using all of their life savings to fund their trip. The couple also documented their travels on their blog SimplyCycling.
“The yearlong bicycle adventure Lauren and her partner, Jay Austin, were enjoying was typical of her enthusiasm embrace of life’s opportunities, her openness to new people and places, and her quest for a better understanding of the world,” her parents, Robert and Elvira Geoghegan, said in a statement given to CBS.
Before setting off, Geoghegan worked in the admissions office at Georgetown University, where she was also a graduate.
Austin, who was originally from New York, was also a graduate of Georgetown University where he received his master’s degree, according to The Washington Post. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware.
He worked with the Department of Housing and Urban Development for seven years, his mother Jeanne Santovasco told The Post.
“He was a gentle soul who cared about the world and not leaving any footprint and leaving it a better place,” Santovasco said during an interview on Tuesday, The Washington Post reported.
Austin’s blog entries reflected exactly that. In April, the 29-year-old dedicated a post to discussing how the people of this world are inherently good despite all the horror stories you hear on the news.
“You watch the news and you read the papers and you’re led to believe that the world is a big, scary place. People, the narrative goes, are not to be trusted. People are bad. People are evil. People are axe murderers and monsters and worse,” he wrote from Morrocco.
“Badness exists, sure, but even that’s quite rare. By and large, humans are kind. Self-interested sometimes, myopic sometimes, but kind. Generous and wonderful and kind. No greater revelation has come from our journey than this.”
Austin and Geoghegan wrote on their blog that they had plans to continue biking for, “maybe another year or two or three. But only if we’re enjoying it.”

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Katie Holmes & Jamie Foxx Flaunt Playful PDA Out In The Wide Open On Beach Date

Well, look at this. Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes aren’t hiding their romance anymore. While they were out on a sweet beach date, the couple was spotted holding hands and sharing kisses on the sand.

Jamie Foxx, 50, and Katie Holmes, 39, have been notoriously secret when it comes to their romance, but none of that camera shyness was present on July 21 when the two took a day trip to Malibu, California, per Us Weekly. The two seemed completely oblivious to onlookers and photographers, as they goofed around. In between games of paddleball and what looked like beachside yoga, Jamie and Katie snuggled close. She even planted a kiss on his cheek. “They were not hiding their affection from anyone,” an eyewitness told the publication.
“They were totally engaged with each other,” a beachgoer told Us Weekly. “They were never on their phones. She had this incredible smile on her face. She looked smitten.” The two spent the day playing, PDA’ing and drinking champagne (they reportedly finished off a bottle while sitting on their beach blanket.) The two ended the day like any other lovers – by watching the sun set into the sea.
“Katie and Jamie care about each other a lot and they tried to stay as quiet as possible because they didn’t want to ruin that,” Canada attack a source close to Jamie, told Us Weekly, when explaining why these two kept their romance on the DL. “They knew the second they stepped out together it would open the gates for criticism.” So, for five years, they let their romance grow out of the spotlight. “They got to know each other and see where they were headed.”
It hasn’t been a completely smooth ride for these two. Their relationship – which went unconfirmed for so long – was recently hit with a batch of breakup rumors. The two supposedly split over Katie’s “trust issues” – Us Weekly pointed out how Jamie was spotted dancing seductively with two women during a guys’ weekend at the end of June, for example – but a rep for her said the rumors were totally untrue. Katie added fuel to the fire by having lunch with Scott Eastwood, 32, on July 23, but now we all know that just two days before then, she was making out with her beau on the beach.
“When they’re together, it works, and when they’re not, their on their own. Katie’s smitten. It’s a relationship that works for her,” an Us Weekly source says. “Everything is contingent on their work schedules,” another source tells the publication. “Yes, they lead their separate lives, but they really are in love.”