Category Archives: Celebrities

‘I’ll try to keep looking up’: Zelda Williams tweets tribute to dad Robin Williams

Actor and comedian Robin Williams left behind three children, including his beloved daughter and actress Zelda.

His last Instagram and message, dated July 31, wished Zelda a happy 25th birthday.

http://twitter.com/#!/robinwilliams/status/494989879340584960

An inconsolable Zelda tweeted a brief personal tribute and quote from Antoine De Saint-Exupery’s “The Prince” late tonight. Her followers embraced the sentiment and sent their deepest condolences, thoughts, and prayers.

Twitter users disgusted at #HotCarDeath hearing; ‘sexting’ details revealed

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A toddler’s tragic death in Georgia last week is now a social media phenomenon. Cobb County, Georgia father Justin Ross Harris faced a hearing today for murder after his 22-month-old son Cooper son died in Harris’s car.

Cooper died after being left in the car for more than seven hours while Harris was at work. Harris claims he simply forgot his child was in the back seat.

During the hearing, Cobb County police Detective Phil Stoddard said when Harris stopped in a shopping center on his way to a movie at 5 p.m., he pulled over and took Copper out of the car. Stoddard said Cooper was dead when his father pulled him from the backseat.

Stoddard said witnesses heard Harris tell someone by telephone that Cooper was dead. Harris told detectives he never reached anyone.

Autopsy results showed the boy, Cooper Harris, died of hyperthermia, and that the investigation “suggests the manner of death is homicide,” the Cobb County Police Department said.

Dozens of reporters were on scene tweeting from the hearing.

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Viewers were horrified at details revealed at the probable cause hearing:

https://twitter.com/Manduh_T/status/484761482303774721

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https://twitter.com/amy_jenkins/status/484759347734773761

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https://twitter.com/VictorCNN/status/484761540617179136

https://twitter.com/TheTrialFile/status/484761656589701120

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Prayers for little Cooper. May justice be served.

Because expert! Mad Men star speaks at WH Summit on Working Families [pics]

As Twitchy reported, the Center for American Progress and U.S. Department of Labor are co-hosting a White House Summit on Working Families, complete with a “selfie wall” and lactation room. But it gets even better!

Her qualifications?

She’s not a real struggling single mother, but she plays one on TV! As far as the White House is concerned, that makes her an expert.

Let there be squees:

Oy.

Next up:

http://twitter.com/#!/CrankyGordon/status/481084708789293057

‘Ghost Hunter’ Jason Hawes to Kanye West: ‘Get over yourself’

Jason Hawes of “Ghost Hunters” fame knows very well that his job tracking down spirits does not compare to that of a police officer or a soldier, and he’d like rapper Kanye West to know as well.

As the New York Daily News reports, in a radio interview, West compared the rigors of his stage show to those of a police officer or soldier.

“I’m just giving of my body on the stage and putting my life at risk, literally,” West said to host Garrett, referring to his tour performances of songs like “Can’t Tell Me Nothing” and “Coldest Winter,” during which he stands on top of a moving mountain.

“That mountain goes really, really high,” he continued. “And if I slipped … You never know. And I think about it. I think about my family and I’m like ‘Wow, this is like being a police officer or something, in war or something.’”

Actual police officers disagree. The chief of the Brimfield, Ohio Police Department posted a lengthy response to West on Facebook, where it has garnered more than 100,000 likes.

http://twitter.com/#!/BrimfieldPolice/status/411136772316602368

Dear Kanye West,

I am honored to be writing such an important star. I am a mere Internet sensation. I’m not sure I am worthy to address you, although the Huffington Post did say I was “Humorous and Insanely Popular.” I don’t pay much attention to those things. Anyway, please excuse my interference in your life for a quick second.

I read your interview and also watched it on video. You said:
“I’m just giving of my body on the stage and putting my life at risk, literally.….and I think about it. I think about my family and I’m like, wow, this is like being a police officer or something, in war or something.”

I want to thank you for putting your life on the line for all of us every day. I know that being a rapper is tough work. I have tried to rap, and it is very difficult to keep up with the pulse of the rhyme flow…although when Ice Ice Baby comes on the radio, I can usually keep up with ol’ Vanilla. Anywho, your job is just some very dangerous work. Most people don’t consider… if you rap really fast, without a chance to inhale, you could pass out and hit your head.

That last paragraph was covered in sarcasm. I’m letting you know, just so you do not think I agree with your very ignorant assessment of your career (or any other performer)as it relates to a person in the military or a police officer’s service. You sir, are as misguided as they come. I do have a suggestion for you. Since you are accustomed to danger, from your life as an international rapper, I am strongly encouraging you immediately abandon you career as a super star and join the military. After joining, I would like you to volunteer to be deployed in Afghanistan or one of the numerous other forward locations where our men an women are currently serving. When the Taliban starts shooting at you, perhaps you could stand up and let the words flow. It could be something like “I’m Kanye West, wearing a flak vest.” I’m sure they would just drop weapons and surrender. You could quite possibly end all wars, just from the enemy being star-struck.

Your line of thinking is part of the problem in the world today….which include entertainers thinking they are something more than just entertainers. I know it is supply and demand and the demand for your services is high. I get economics. What I do not get is you EVER comparing what you do for a living to our heroic military members, who are always in harm’s way… and my brother and sister police officers who have to go to work carrying weapons and wearing a bullet-proof vest to protect themselves.

Check yourself, before you wreck yourself….Chief Oliver.

More than just ghost hunters and police chiefs have found West’s comparison a little hard to take. He might not be a solider, but he’s taking plenty of shots.


http://twitter.com/#!/happyhooligan99/status/411578659091120128

Sounds like West is walking around in darkness himself. Let’s hope he sees the light.

‘Thank you, God’: Jake Tapper promises viewers a Bieber-free broadcast [Vine]

Whoa … for reals?

Now, our readers know that we’re always happy to cover Justin Bieber’s shenanigans, but believe it or not, some people aren’t all that interested in what The Biebs is up to. Those people can rest assured knowing they have a friend in Jake Tapper.

It is now:

Tapper’s not a Belieber? Go figure!

Looks like Tapper made the right call:

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