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Customers rage over door sign, restaurant’s response is brilliant

Many of you may have heard of the veterans discount. We live in a safe and lawful society thanks to the men and women who work in the police force.

Many people believe they are underpaid despite the fact that their job is among the hardest and most crucial in our nation.

A KFC store in Ohio decided to get in on the action lately as well. Once the sign was posted by the store it generated multiple online reactions.

Generally irrespective of time or the date the store policy was to allow all dressed in uniform to dine for free. This original idea was to offer a discount on the chicken to show appreciation to local officers. Ultimately this new policy was about to receive additional attention online.

Many discussions were prompted when this image was posted on a Facebook page called Ohio Going Blue 

Commenters wondered if it was even necessary to give this offer to police. Other remarks indicated that as an officer they would prefer not to be given special attention and in fact pay for it themselves. Comments from facebook page admins:

“This is a positive post, but some of you can’t see the bigger picture. As an officer, I do not go into any establishment expecting ANYTHING to be free if I’m in uniform or not.  There are other officers who feel similar. We don’t like “special treatment”. The reason for the post is because KFC is acknowledging law enforcement. To those who stated that other first responders should also be acknowledged. My answer? ABSOLUTELY.”

The sign will remain posted in the store despite having earned so much media interest. 

For the officers who put their lives at risk let this sign serve as a salute to them so they know we appreciate their efforts.

Let us know your thoughts on this and leave your comments below.

A strange-shaped sea creature washed up on a Sydney beach has been compared by locals to “alien”.

A bizarre-looking sea creature was likened to an ‘alien’ by locals after it washed up on the shore of a Sydney beach.Its eyes are tubular eyes, which are common in deep-sea creatures and consist of a multi-layer retina and a large lens that allows it to detect the maximum amount of light in one direction.“Does anyone know what this is? Have seen a number of these washed up this week,” The Sutherland Shire resident posted on Facebook, and she wasn’t the only one who was intrigued.

A beachgoer spotted the creature on a Sydney beach and wondered what it could be. Source: Facebook

Another local claimed to have seen them while walking her dog along the sand at Cronulla’s Darook Beach.

“They are everywhere,” she said. “I was also wondering what they are.”

Mystery creature explained: ‘A local Sydney species’

Many people were perplexed by the slug-like creature, which some compared to an “alien.” However, Yahoo News Australia can confirm that this is not the case.

According to Harry Masefield, Aquarist at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, the creature is a sea hare. They’re also known as sea slugs, he says.

Aquarist Harry Masefield from the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium said the creature was a sea hare (similar to the one pictured), also known as a sea slug

“This one doesn’t look too happy, likely climate change,” he said, noting recent variable weather in Sydney has probably altered its living conditions.

Sea hares are typically dark purple or green in color and can grow to be as large as a football. They emit a purple dye, similar to that of a squid, and can be extremely dangerous to pets.

The sea animal has a one-year life cycle, according to Dr Lisa Kirkendale, head of aquatic zoology at the Western Australian Museum, and when it dies, it washes up on the shore.

Another woman said she’d seen them when she was walking her dog along the sand at Darook Beach in Cronulla. Source: Sutherland Shire Council

According to Sea Life Sydney Aquarium aquarist Laetitia Hannan, there are many sea hare species, but this one is most likely Aplysia sydneyensis, a local Sydney species.

“We actually have these guys in our rock pool for people to look at and feel as they are super interesting to touch,” she said.

“They camouflage themselves as rocks to stay safe from other animals eating them.”

Meanwhile, black sea hares are frequently spotted off Australia’s west coast, and hundreds wash up on the beach every March.

Dog owners are being warned about the sea hares, or sea slugs, which can be extremely toxic to dogs. Source: Facebook

A warning for dog owners

Some Facebook commenters correctly identified the photo as a sea hare, but warned dog owners to “be careful” due to their toxic state.

According to Professor Culum Brown of Macquarie University, sea hares get their toxicity from the algae they graze on.

“They are only harmful if you eat them, and even then only some of the time,” he told Yahoo News Australia.

“People don’t munch on them but occasionally a dog might try should it find one washed up on the beach. If the individual hare has been eating particular types of algae it may cause harm to the dog.”

Tom Sizemore Dies At 61 Following Brain Aneurysm

Tom Sizemore, who became an expert at playing the bad guy in movies beginning in the 1980s, has passed away.

He passed away on Friday, two weeks after having a stroke that caused a brain aneurysm.

Sizemore “died away quietly in his sleep at St Joseph’s Hospital Burbank,” according to Charles Lago, his manager, who verified the death of his client. Paul, his brother, and Jayden and Jagger, their twin brothers, were by his side.

“I am deeply saddened by the loss of my big brother Tom,” Paul Sizemore said in a statement. “He was larger than life. He has influenced my life more than anyone I know. He was talented, loving, giving and could keep you entertained endlessly with his wit and storytelling ability. I am devastated he is gone and will miss him always.”

Maevee Quinlin, Paul Sizemore’s ex-wife, shared, “My heartfelt condolences to the entire Sizemore family. … Most especially, my thoughts and prayers go out to Tom’s two sons, Jayden and Jagger. May God hold you both in the palm of his hand, give you strength and bless you all the days of your lives.”

“We are asking for privacy for his family during this difficult time and they wish to thank everyone for the hundreds of messages of support, and prayers that have been received,” Lago stated. “This has been a difficult time for them.”

The close family will be cremated privately, and a larger celebration of life ceremony is planned for a few weeks later.

His personal life, which featured arrests, alcohol and drug addiction, and mental health problems brought on by his success, overshadowed his brilliant cinematic career. In his memoir By Some Miracle I Made It Out of There, published in 2013, he discussed his difficulties.


Also, he was charged with domestic abuse and molesting an 11-year-old girl.

According to his agent, the troubled actor was getting his life back on track in recent years. Lago said that Sizemore “was getting his life back to a great place. He loved his sons and his family.” He called Sizemore “one of the most sincere, kind and generous human beings I have had the pleasure of knowing” and said the actor’s “courage and determination through adversity was always an inspiration to me.”

The actor is survived by his 17-year-old twin sons, Jayden and Jagger, from his relationship with Janelle McIntire.

Michael J. Fox’s Parkinson’s Disease Was Made Fun Of Till Son Rescues Him

For decades, Michael J. Fox has been one of the most popular actors in the world. As Marty McFly, he shot to fame and won the hearts of millions.

Recently, the actor has been experiencing health problems. Always forthright, he now discusses the impact of Parkinson’s disease on his acting career.

At the young age of 29, Michael J. Fox received the heartbreaking news that he had Parkinson’s disease. He was at the pinnacle of his acting career and had no plans to stop working.

Instead, he opted to incorporate his condition into his acting. On the show House, which premiered in 2004, he portrayed a doctor struggling with OCD. He has also been in The Good Wife, where he played the part of lawyer Louis Canning, who manipulated jurors by feigning a neurological disorder.

“When I did the spinoff from The Good Wife, which is The Good Fight, I couldn’t remember the lines. I just had this blank, I couldn’t remember the lines,” he recently said on the Working It Out podcast.

His ability to memorize lines quickly has diminished as a result of the memory loss brought on by his sickness, making it difficult for him to continue working as an actor.

He thought back to when memorizing lines had been second nature to the performer. “I knew it, like in an instant, and it continued to be that way for me. I[’d] have 70 pages of dialogue on a [Brian] De Palma movie, and knowing that a hugely expensive Steadicam shot depends on me knowing the lines—not a trickle of sweat on my brow.”

He’s stopped accepting parts that call for a lot of memorized dialogue. “I can’t remember five pages of dialogue. I can’t do it.” he admitted. He seems to be taking it all in stride, realizing there’s not much he can do about it anyway.


A few years back, the actor admitted that he had suddenly begun to have unintentional falls. Although the actor suspected that his Parkinson’s disease played a role, he soon realized that his symptoms were not caused by the disease.

Fox experienced repeated issues with his spinal cord, but his physicians convinced him there was nothing to worry about. However, if he didn’t take action, it would negatively impact his life.

As per the New York Times, he said: “I was told it was benign but if it stayed static I would have diminished feeling in my legs and difficulty moving. Then all of a sudden I started falling – a lot. It was getting ridiculous. I was trying to parse what was Parkinson’s and what was the spinal thing. But it came to the point where it was probably necessary to have surgery.”

A few years back, Fox had surgery on his spinal cord and immediately began rigorous physical therapy.

“I did it all,” he said, “and eventually people asked me to do some acting. Last August I was supposed to go to work. I woke up, walked into the kitchen to get breakfast, misstepped and I went down. I fractured the hell out of my arm. I ended up getting 19 pins and a plate. It was such a blow.”

When asked how he got past that, he answered, “I don’t talk about things being ‘for a reason.’”

“I do think the more unexpected something is, the more there is to learn from it. In my case, what was it that made me skip down the hallway to the kitchen thinking I was fine when I’d been in a wheelchair six months earlier? It’s because I had certain optimistic expectations of myself, and I’d had results to bear out those expectations, but I’d had failures too. And I hadn’t given the failures equal weight.”

Since his diagnosis, he has been putting pen to paper frequently. No Time Like the Future was his fourth autobiography. Actor’s first words in writing were, “My guitar playing is no good. My sketching is no good anymore, my dancing never was good and acting is getting tougher to do. So it’s down to writing. Luckily, I really enjoy it.”

The actor has always remained positive despite his illness. In an effort to find a cure for Parkinson’s disease, he established the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, which has so far raised over $1 billion.

The actor has repeatedly talked about his optimism, saying, he told AARP“If you can find something to be grateful for, then optimism is sustainable. At 60, I just feel like, in spite of this thing I carry every day, I love my life, I love my wife, I love my kids … Parkinson’s is just this thing that’s attached to my life. It isn’t the driver … I’m really lucky, and I try to spread that luck around.”

The actor has recently been in the news once again due to a reunion with his co-star Christopher Lloyd from the Back to the Future film series. The two were on a panel together and discussed how far along in production Back to the Future already was when Fox was cast in the role of Marty McFly.

“The announcement — at one o’ clock in the morning after we were shooting for six weeks — was that the actor playing Marty would no longer be playing Marty, and that tomorrow, we would start shooting with Michael,” Lloyd recalled, according to SyFy.

“I felt that I barely made it through the [first] six weeks and now I was gonna have to do it again?!”

Fox’s mom was worried about his dedication to Family Ties, but he ultimately decided to take the part.

“The chemistry was there from the first scene we had, it was alive, and it remained that way for three movies,” Lloyd said. “It hasn’t gone away, by the way.”

Fox briefly discussed his Parkinson’s disease diagnosis on the NYCC panel.

“You guys have given me my whole life,” he said.

The actor was first diagnosed in 1991, but he didn’t tell anyone about it until 1998. In 2000, he established the Michael J. Fox Foundation to fund research towards a treatment for ALS. The Parkinson’s Condition Foundation raises more money than any other organization in the world for research into the disease.

“The best thing thing that happened in my life was this thing. Parkinson’s is a gift. I’ve said to people it’s a gift and they say, ‘You’re nuts.’ I say, ‘Yeah, but it’s the gift that keeps on taking.’ But it’s a gift and I wouldn’t change it for anything … It’s not about what I have, it’s about what I’ve been given.”

The actor, who has Parkinson’s disease, was recently observed limping on stage during his performance at New York Comic Con. Supporters in the audience clapped as the actor, shaking from the tremors, made his way onto the stage.

The actor has a thick skin, but there are moments when he just can’t let criticism slip. Though he rarely gets them, troll attacks do happen on occasion. He related a time when he was the recipient of an online insult and, rather than letting it go, he responded in kind.

He asked his son, Sam, who was 33 at the time, for advice. In this particular situation, his son told him to “Do SMH.” His son told him to believe him when he questioned what “SMH” stood for. The veteran performer did so, and the troll’s response made him laugh out loud.

The troll’s opinion flipped after reading those three letters. According to Fox, the troll responded with “He answers me back ‘That’s the funniest thing I’ve ever read in my life. You’re the king of the internet. I apologize for anything I said to you,’ blah blah blah.”

He asked him son what he had his father write that turned the troll into a fan so quickly, he elaborated on what the acronym meant; ‘shaking my head.’

We may think of Michael J. Fox as an optimist with a big heart, but even he can’t take being insulted forever. I’m glad he has kids who can keep him on his toes when it comes to making a return.

Without a shadow of a doubt, Michael J. Fox is a true inspiration. We hope his fight against PD goes well, and we applaud his efforts to increase public understanding of the condition.

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This is the actual story of how Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart got to be friends.

Thanks to her own television program, magazine, multitude of recipes, and home furnishings, Martha Stewart was already well-known to the majority of people. She has acquired a new fan following in the last ten years, nevertheless, as a result of her incredible connection with the rapper Snoop Dogg.

One of the healthiest and most pleasantly surprising celebrity friendships is between Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart. And despite their 30-year age gap, they have developed a close friendship that has inspired a popular television program.

This is all you need to know about Martha Stewart’s odd connection with the iconic rapper – and how she got there.

Martha Stewart was born Martha Kostyra in New Jersey on August 3, 1941. She grew up in a middle-class neighborhood in Nutley, New Jersey, not far from New York City, as the second of six children.

Stewart began modeling at the age of 13, starring in print advertising, television commercials, and fashion shows.

Martha Stewart remembered, “My neighbor, a lovely dancer, was modeling for Stuart Models, and she had a contract.”

“Your parents told me you are so beautiful, Martha,” she remarked. ” You should be modeling as well. Then I did. I was instantly enrolled in TV ads after signing with Ford Models. I was the girl who was all-American.”

Stewart began playing married characters at the age of 16. But she didn’t think she was gorgeous.

“I was so skinny and so perfect for modeling, but I didn’t know that I was beautiful. That was my only problem.”

“I knew that I could model, I knew I could pose for pictures, but I was not sexy, and I was not provocative”. “That feeling never came. It still hasn’t come. I’m waiting for that day.”

Martha Stewart found the modeling industry to be hard. However, her next professional step would be just as difficult. The native of New Jersey went to Barnard College before beginning his career as a stockbroker at an all-male company.

“I lasted in that business for about eight years, working in a firm of all men. Only one woman owned a seat on the New York Stock Exchange at that time. I’m not intimidated by men; I never was.”

“But men actually welcomed me to their offices. We wore hot pants to work. I still have my pale, peachy-pink ones and my chocolate-brown ones. I wore them with either high heels, bare legs, or tights. Elegant but also crazy. Like, how can you go to work in short-shorts? But I didn’t think twice about it. I was totally respected.”

She then continued by saying: “I didn’t even know what a glass ceiling was until somebody explained it to me, because being a woman and being a businesswoman was all one and the same to me. I had a very successful career in the stock market, and I sometimes regret not staying in that business because becoming an investment banker would’ve been pretty fabulous. But I was lured to the home.”

Stewart’s work ethic was something that everyone recognized, just like it was during her modeling days, and she was excellent at what she did.

However, she eventually felt the need to spend more time with her family. She gave birth to her daughter Alexis with her ex-husband Andrew Stewart (they split in 1990). When Alexis turned 10, Martha thought that she should spend more time with her daughter than she was spending at work.

Martha had more time to consider her options when she was at home with her husband and kids. Her fresh idea became a reality in 1976.

While Alexis was a student at Westport High School in Connecticut, Martha Stewart made the decision to launch her own home catering company. Despite the fact that it took a lot of time and they have a complicated relationship, Martha and her daughter found it to be a bonding experience.

Stewart remarked, “One thing Alexis gained from it was how to cook. She’s a fantastic baker and chef. I made an effort to include her in everything, but as soon as she was able to go for boarding school, she did. Our connection has always been challenging as a mother and daughter. It was challenging, but she would go above and beyond for me, and I would do the same.”

The catering company owned by Martha Stewart quickly achieved great success. She became well-known for her inventive meals and presentation styles, and a decade later her business, Martha Stewart Inc., had become a multimillion dollar enterprise.

Stewart gained popularity after publishing her debut book, Entertaining, while working with several businesses and famous people.

Over the next years, Stewart published a number of more works. But her commitment to her job had a personal cost. She and her spouse Andy have divorced in 1990.

Like everyone else, Martha Stewart has experienced both highs and lows in life. Her divorce was regrettably one of those low points, with the breakup turning toxic.

“Getting divorced was a terrible thing for me because we were the first to divorce in my family.”

In the US, Stewart’s name became well-known, and her business, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, went public in 1999.

She published many magazines, cookbooks, a popular cable television program, and a website. Stewart also became the first woman to become a billionaire on her own. However, in the end, it all comes down to the people you choose to be around you; for Martha Stewart, that meant her family and friends.

She formed the most unexpected bond with musician Snoop Dogg almost 13 years ago.

They got along brilliantly, and even though they are 30 years apart in age, Martha, 80, and Snoop, 50, are still close friends today. And their story is quite amazing.

In 2008, Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart had their first encounter. He appeared as a guest on Martha Stewart Show, her cookery program. As they prepared mashed potatoes, the two appeared to be having a fantastic time together, and Martha poked fun of Snoop’s distinctive speech pattern.

They made a “strange pair,” Martha Stewart said while recalling their first encounter.

“Martha kind of, like, pioneered this,” Snoop Dogg added. “As far as letting rappers become a part of daytime television.”

Not just Martha and Snoop thought they were doing something remarkable. Just a year later, he made his way back to the program because viewers liked seeing the two of them together. The two have since developed a deep affection for one another, which Snoop Dogg previously referred to as “a natural blend of love, peace, and harmony.”

They didn’t hang around as often for the first several years after Snoop’s appearances on Stewart’s show. But it became evident that Snoop Dogg admired her after they both took part in Comedy Central’s roast of Justin Bieber.

“She sat next to me, and she stole the show,” the rapper remembers. “She was the funniest roaster that night. In that moment, I knew I wanted to be alongside this lady for the rest of my life.”

They made the decision to collaborate on a culinary program in 2016, and the pilot episode of Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party aired in November. Three seasons and forty episodes have been released.

The program received acclaim from both audiences and reviewers, and Martha and Snoop were nominated for an Emmy in 2017 for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program.

Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart are close friends. But given how frequently people see the two together, others have questioned whether any other sentiments exist between them.

Well, Martha says that’s definitely not the case. The 80-year-old denied that they were dating.

“Snoop is younger than my daughter. We have to have a professional relationship, don’t we Snoop?”

“He is very attractive, I must say, he really is an attractive human being. Everybody likes him. It’s so nice that he’s popular, and the guests really adore him and respond to him nicely. And he has a great sense of humor.”

Stewart has admitted that Snoop has taught her several new terms, such as “ball til ya fall” and “all hood.” Martha may have picked up a few new terms, but it goes without saying that she’s also an excellent instructor and has frequently expressed her admiration for the dishes Snoop prepares on their culinary program.

We want to treasure the special bond that Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg share, and we’re hoping that they’ll work on more projects together in the near future.

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Basketball star detained in Russia after going through airport security

RIGA, Latvia — American WNBA star Brittney Griner pleaded guilty to carrying cannabis oil on the second day of her closely watched trial in Russia, where she faces up to 10 years in prison.

The question now is whether Washington and Moscow will be able to reach a deal on her release, and that of other American detainees in the country, amid a deep diplomatic chill over the Kremlin’s brutal war in Ukraine.

“I’d like to plead guilty, Your Honor,” Griner said Thursday, according to a Reuters reporter in the courtroom. “But there was no intent. I didn’t want to break the law.” She then asked to give her testimony at a later date, saying she needed time to prepare, and the court adjourned.

Earlier, a top Russian official indicated that no steps could be taken on a prisoner swap until the case was complete.

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said the push in the United States for a prisoner exchange was not helping Griner’s chances of release. Ryabkov spoke to journalists before the court convened in the Moscow suburb of Khimki.

Griner pleaded guilty on July 7 to carrying cannabis oil and faces up to 10 years in prison. The State Department categorized Griner as “wrongfully detained.”

“The American side’s attempts to foment hype and make noise in the public environment are understandable, but they don’t help to practically resolve issues,” Ryabkov said.

Griner entered the court handcuffed and wearing a red shirt and red slacks, according to video from the state-owned RIA Novosti news agency.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the United States would not give up working for Griner’s release, as well as that of other Americans detained in Russia, including former Marine Paul Whelan.

“We will not relent until Brittney, Paul Whelan, and all other wrongfully detained Americans are reunited with their loved ones,” he tweeted.

The deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Elizabeth Rood, was in the courtroom, where she handed Griner a letter from President Biden and spoke briefly with her about how she is holding up in prison.

“She said that she is eating well. She’s able to read books and under the circumstances, she’s doing well,” Rood wrote in an email to The Washington Post. “Most important, I was able to share with Ms. Griner a letter from President Biden, and … Griner was able to read that letter.”

Everything you need to know about Brittney Griner in Russia

Rood added that the U.S. government was committed “at the very highest levels to bring home safely Ms. Griner and all U.S. citizens wrongfully detained.”

In a hearing last week, Russian customs officials said Griner was found with two vape cartridges in her baggage at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport in February, a week before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Griner told the court Thursday that she had been in a rush when she packed and that the vape cartridges ended up in her baggage by accident, Russian media reported. Airport employees who witnessed the search of her bags testified for the prosecution, Griner’s lawyers said.

Griner was playing basketball in Russia, as many women’s pro players do overseas, to supplement her income while maintaining her skills during the offseason.

Ryabkov suggested the Russian side was willing to negotiate once Griner’s case was complete, saying that “we have a long-established form for discussing these matters.”

Griner, seen being escorted to the July 7 hearing, was arrested in February at a Moscow airport. (Evgenia Novozhenina/Reuters)

“Clearly the necessary judicial procedures have not been completed. Until then, there is no nominal, formal, procedural basis for any further steps at all,” Ryabkov said.

The trial will resume July 14, though it is unclear when Griner will be sentenced. One of her lawyers, Maria Blagovolina, told The Post, “we are expecting a fairly quick completion of the trial: another three to five sessions, no more.”

“We hope that the confession of guilt will influence the court to hand down a more lenient sentence, and we will ask for that,” she added.

Prominent Russian human rights lawyer Ivan Pavlov, who had to flee the country in September, said Russian courts were normally more lenient in cases where people pleaded guilty.

But this case was highly political, he said, which could mean a tougher sentence. “I think that they will be trying to raise the price as much as possible. I believe that they will give her a maximum term so that the other side will react,” Pavlov predicted. “Because if they give her a short or mild term, then it will be hard to make the other side interested in negotiations.”

Griner was arrested amid severe tensions between Washington and Moscow, which have only intensified during Russia’s war in Ukraine. As diplomatic efforts to avert the war broke down in January, the U.S. Embassy in Moscow issued an alert warning Americans against any travel to Russia.

A White House statement Wednesday said Griner was being held under “intolerable circumstances.” The statement came after Biden and Vice President Harris called Griner’s wife, Cherelle, assuring her they were doing all they could to secure Griner’s release and that of Whelan.

A security consultant, Whelan has been in jail since December 2018. He traveled to Moscow for a friend’s wedding and was arrested in his hotel room and convicted of spying in a closed trial, receiving a 16-year sentence.

Whelan’s sister Elizabeth Whelan said the family was “astonished” that Biden called Griner’s wife but did not call them, according to the Detroit News.

In a prisoner exchange with the United States in April, Moscow swapped Marine veteran Trevor Reed for Konstantin Yaroshenko, a Russian pilot serving a 20-year prison sentence in Connecticut for drug trafficking. Reed had received a nine-year sentence in Russia after being convicted of assault that endangered the lives of police officers.

Brittney Griner’s detainment in Russia

Griner recently wrote to Biden begging him not to forget her and other detainees, saying, “I’m terrified I might be here forever.”

Her supporters in the United States say she is a hostage and a political pawn.

Hours after the Phoenix Mercury star’s guilty plea, the WNBA players association released a statement of support. “The WNBPA stands with Brittney Griner,” the statement read. “With a 99% conviction rate, Russia’s process is its own. You can’t navigate it or even understand it like our own legal system. What we do know is that the US State Department determined that Brittney Griner was wrongfully detained for a reason and will continue negotiating for her release regardless of the legal process.”

Griner also received support from U.S. women’s soccer star Megan Rapinoe, who was at the White House on Thursday afternoon to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. An image posted to Rapinoe’s Instagram account showed her wearing a white-cream blazer with the initials “BG” and flowers embroidered on the right lapel.

Russian media has speculated that Washington could exchange Griner for Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, who is serving a 25-year sentence in the United States for conspiring to sell surface-to-air missiles to a foreign terrorist group and kill U.S. citizens. Bout, the inspiration for the Nicolas Cage film “Lord of War,” smuggled arms to warlords in Africa and the Middle East for years until his 2008 arrest in Thailand and 2010 extradition to the United States.

Russia calls Bout’s arrest and conviction “unlawful and political” and has been demanding his release for more than a decade.

Asked about the possibility of a prisoner swap, Griner’s attorney was circumspect. “We’re lawyers, not diplomats,” Blagovolina said, but she added that Biden’s letter was “an indication that she will be getting the government’s support and that some steps will follow.”

According to the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation, which advocates for prisoner and hostage releases, there are 64 Americans held hostage or wrongfully detained abroad.

In recent years, there has been a worrying rise in “hostage diplomacy,” in which governments seize rival nations’ citizens on flimsy charges to gain leverage. In addition to the cases in Russia, there have been similar incidents in China, North Korea and Iran.

In early May, the State Department determined that Griner was being wrongfully held and shifted supervision of her case to Roger Carstens, presidential envoy for hostage affairs.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has dismissed claims that the charges were political, saying that drug offenses were treated seriously in Russia and many other countries.

Rihanna is Pregnant, Expecting Her First Child with A$AP Rocky

Superstar singer, Rihanna, is pregnant! She and her long-time best friend, A$AP Rocky, had been dating for the past two years. The couple officially started dating in 2020 and have been inseparable ever since.

This Generation’s Power Couple

Rihanna, 33, has been an untouchable Queen in the music industry since the early 2000s. She made massive hits including “Umbrella,” “Pon de Replay,” & “Don’t Stop the Music” among many others. Apart from being an incredible solo artist, she has also recorded hits alongside Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Kanye West, & Drake just to name a few.

She also launched her own makeup brand, Fenty Beauty, back in 2017. Fenty is one of the biggest names in makeup today.

A$AP Rocky, also 33, is among today’s top hip-hop artists, an incredible actor, and a down-to-earth human being. He’s part of the hip-hop collective A$AP Mob. A$AP, real name Rakim Athelaston Mayers, has made multi-platinum, chart-topping albums including LONG.LIVE.A$AP.

Love Finally Sparks

Rihanna and A$AP had a long and budding friendship, but the two never dated. Until Rihanna broke up with Hassan Jameel.

According to E! News, a source close to Rihanna said:

“Rihanna is single. She just got out of a long intense relationship with Hassan. She wants to be single and isn’t going to jump into something. She’s hanging out with A$AP Rocky, but she is not dating him.”

Being the kind of gentleman he is, Rocky never said anything about the two until it was official. In an interview with GQ, he spoke of the immense love for Rihanna he has:

“So much better when you got the One. She amounts to probably, like, a million of the other ones. I think when you know, you know. She’s the One.”

The pair finally revealed their pregnancy while hanging out and taking a walk in Harlem, New York. Photos were published on January 31st that shows Rihanna and A$AP Rocky walking hand-in-hand. Rocky even shares a sweet forehead kiss with Rihanna as she shows off her baby bump.

We wish this incredible power couple happiness and joy!

Trolls Are Never Able To Fat Shame Pierce Brosnan’s Wife Due To His Perfect Responses

There are a lot of cliches in Hollywood. It’s pretty standard for older male celebrities to date half their age models.

While you might think Pierce Brosnan would fall into that category, he’s proven his doubters wrong.

Keely is not only ten years younger than Pierce; she’s not a size zero either!

The cute couple has been together since 1994.

When Keely worked as a TV correspondent in Mexico, they got to know each other at a party.

Initially, she was to interview Ted Danson but interviewed Pierce instead.

“He was captivating.”

“He was tall, handsome and dark, everything that any woman would instantly be drawn to,” Keely told People in 2001.

His wife, Cassandra, passed away due to ovarian cancer amid recent grief.

Cassandra’s death left Pierce a single dad, as he had adopted her kids, Charlotte and Chris, shortly after they married.

“Keely has always been kind and compassionate and encouraged me to mourn Cassie,” Pierce gushed about his wife in an interview with The Sun.

“I think of her all the time. I suppose Keely is my North Star, always looking out for me.”

Their blended family grew in 1997.

Dylan, their son, was born on January 13, 1997. In Paris, Pierce and Keely welcomed their second child together on February 27, 2001.

Because Pierce grew up without a dad, he “cherishes” every moment of being a dad.

It’s no secret pregnancy can be hard on your body.

Keely gained some weight after the birth of her two sons. People weren’t very kind to her since we live in a superficial world.

People wondered why Pierce would stay with someone whose appearance had changed so drastically.

However, these critics fail to see that the love between Keely and Pierce goes deeper than skin profound.

Pierre loves his wife for being the great wife, mother, and person she is.

No number on the scale will ever change that.

Even when trolls attack her weight, she has him on her side.

Jenelle Evans, one of the stars of Teen Mom, took part in one of these attacks.



She posted a before-and-after photo of the actor and his wife on Facebook in 2021.

Twenty years apart, the photos show how much they’ve grown.

“This is us,” Jenelle captioned the photo and tagged her husband David.

The comparison did not go down well with Eason. “We don’t look that fat,” he said.

Laughing, Janelle replied, “Close to it.” Facebook imposed a temporary ban after the pair faced intense backlash.

Keely’s weight is not just commented on by random strangers.


Their friends have also talked about it.

During an interview, Keely’s friend offered her surgery for weight loss when asked how he feels about Keely’s weight change.”

He went on to say:

“In the past, I truly loved her for her person, not only for her beauty, and now I’m loving her even more that she is my children’s mother,” he continued.

And I am very proud of her, and I always seek to be worthy of her love.”

This proves how lucky Keely is! Her husband is a devoted, excellent father and fierce protector.

Our only hope in life is to have someone who will always protect us, no matter what. Honestly, I do not know what true love looks like if this isn’t it!

Mom Sets the Record Straight: Her ‘Black & White’ Boys Are Identical Twins

Daniel and David, twin brothers born in Nigeria last year, are truly special.

All babies born into the world are unique in their own way, but one thing makes this pair stand out. In the short time, they’ve been active on Instagram, they have amassed quite a following. What’s the reason? Although biologically identical, they appear quite different.

Daniel has dark skin and dark hair while his brother David has albinism. The contrast between the twins is really striking.

The boys recently celebrated their 1st birthday with a Minions-themed party!

Stacy told Bored Panda: “We opened an Instagram account for the boys so they could tell their story to the world and also to create awareness.”

When we go out, people often ask how and what’s happening, and maybe because they’re so cute and adorable, you just want to come close and say hello to them.”

Stacy thinks the best gift these boys can give to the world is their ability to learn and understand. You might not agree, but I think the twins are beautiful.

17 Times Celebs Wore The Outfits That Left Nothing To The Imagination

Celebrities might have the world’s best designers at their disposal, but it doesn’t make them immune to the occasional fashion failure. From nip slips to slit skirts that flashed more than intended, some fashion fails are a result of an inconvenient gust of wind. Yearly, the red carpet sees stars hitting it out with their top-notch fashion choices, and in particular, the Venice Film Festival remains a hot ticket for those who want to flash some flesh.

However, whether they [celebrities] spend months designing their clothes, a wardrobe malfunction is pretty much inevitable. Here we’ve rounded up some of the most memorable malfunctions on the red carpet. It’s about you take a look at the accidental exposure caught on camera as they’re indeed a HUGE PROVE that celebrities are just like YOU and ME. Without any further ado, have a look, let some laugh out, and enjoy!

Dayane Mello Rocked An Extravagant Pink Frock For The Premiere Of New TV Series The Young Pope. The Frock Slashed To The Waist And The Model Suffered An Embarrassing Mishap When The Dress Fell Aside And Exposed Her Privates.

Italian Model Sonia Lorenzini Donned A Musani Couture Floor Length White And Pink Gown, But It Appears The Breeze Hitting The Red Carpet Didn’t Quite Agree With Her Fashion Choice.

Jennifer Garner Never Expected Her Pair Of Reliable Spanx To Be Snapped While She Was Posing On The Red Carpet.

US Actress Chloe Sevigny Attended The Festival For A Screening Of Lean On Pete. She Wore A White Wrap Dress With A Revealing Thigh High Split, Which Eventually Gave Viewers A Flash Of Her Nude Underpants.

Isabeli Fontana Posed For Photos At The Franca Sozzani Award Event, Wearing This Magenta Gown, Which Had A Very Revealing Split In Front.

Throughout Her Time At The Emmys In 2017, Ariel Winter Was Uncomfortable. The Super High Slits Of Her Grey Dress Had Almost Caused Accidents.

Model Giulia Salemi Had Worn A Revealing Orange Dress Which Barely Covered Her Bits. Her Frock Eventually Slipped To The Side, And She Mistakenly Flashed Her Crotch In Front Of The Waiting Photographers.

Jade Thirlwall Looked Gorgeous As She Posed With Her Girl Group Yet, She Tried Hard Not To Flash The Crowd Her Loose Pale Pink Satin Dress.

Italian Model Romina Pierdomenico Wore This Beautiful Mullet Dress, Which Saw A Lot Of Material At The Back And Not Much At The Front.

TV Host Model Influencer Hofit Golan Arrived At The Leisure Seeker Premiere On Crutches Yet The Israeli Socialite Managed To Leave Her Mark In This Revealing Yellow Gown.

Bella Hadid Continued Strutting In Confidence When Her Outfit Became Super Uncooperative While Walking In Alexandre Vauthier Shimmery Dress.

Kourtney Kardashian Was Headed Back To LA To Meet Her Sister When A Wardrobe Fail Send One Of Her Black Dress Strap To Fall Over.

Patricia Contreras, An Actress –Model-Influencer-Blogger, Turned Heads On The Red Carpet And Even Captured The Attention Of Photographers When She Flashed Her Underwear During The Premiere Of The Leisure Seeker.

Bruna Marquezine, A Brazilian Actress, Also Wore This Daring Black Alberta Ferretti Dress, Completed With Plunging Neckline To The Leisure Seeker Premiere.

Bella Hadid Looked Gorgeous In This Red Dress, But Then She Struggled To Keep Them On While Attending Cannes Film Festival In 2016.

At The Emmys, Sofia Vergara Had To Urgently Run-Off Backstage Because The Seams Of Her Glittery Turquoise Dress Were Torn Less Than Half An Hour Before Being Called On Stage.

Kendall Jenner’s Red Carpet Appearance For Oscars 2019 Was A Very Daring Move. And Even Though Her Lower Half Was Visible, She Had Looked So Glamorous.