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Rodeo star’s 3-year-old son dies two weeks after tragic river accident

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Levi Wright, the young son of rodeo star Spencer Wright, has tragically passed away.

The three-year-old succumbed to a traumatic brain injury sustained from a near-drowning incident on May 21.

Levi was driving a tractor toy and fell into a river. He was rushed to the Salt Lake City hospital where he was hospitalized. Local law enforcement located Levi unconscious around a mile downstream.

Levi was initially declared brain dead and was not expected to survive, but he still showed signs of improvement.

“LEVI WOKE UP! I am shook, we don’t know much but the doctor said it was okay for me to get excited about that and I AM! My baby is so tough!” his mother Kallie Wright posted on Facebook.

Sadly, the results of the MRI done the following day “weren’t good.”

“We’re shattered but it is just images that suggest a certain quality of life. Our real teller of all will be what Levi does over the course of a few days,” Kallie shared.

His fight continued as family and friends prayed for his recovery.

Unfortunately, the family was forced to make a heartbreaking decision.

“After several sleepless nights, lots of research, multiple conversations with the world’s best neurologists & millions of prayers we are here in the face of our biggest fear,” she wrote. “Levi showed us just enough to buy us time for all of this. We prayed those things were him defying odds & proving to us that he wanted to stay here but we see now he wanted to give us time to find peace with letting him go.”

Following a number of scans and tests, as well as consultations with the medical personnel, the family decided to take Levi off life support.

The news of Levi’s tragic passing was confirmed by Mindy Sue Clark, a friend of the family.

“I cannot even begin to explain how hard the last two weeks have been. From the moment my phone rang the night of his accident, to last night receiving the message that he had to go. I don’t want to focus on the bad or sad, even though it feels like someone ripped my heart out and squeezed it right in front of me. I want to focus on the many miracles we all got to bear witness to in those 12 days.

“The most perfect three year old there ever was. So perfect we didn’t get to keep him. This baby boy moved mountains the last 12 days. He brought so many people together. In a world so dark, we got to see light at the hands of a child. He’s everything his mom and dad could’ve wanted him to be.”

We are so very sorry for this devastating loss. Rest in peace, Levi.

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Brain Teaser: Can you identify the error in this family’s dining room photo in under 15 seconds? 

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Are you a fan of entertaining games and puzzles? If so, this brain teaser is just right for you! It’s a great way to test your IQ and stimulate your brain. Brain teasers have the power to unlock your creative thinking and change your cognitive patterns. Give it a go and see how well you can solve it!

This puzzle has a fun twist that adds to the engagement of a simple problem. To solve it, you need to think creatively and approach the challenge from a different perspective. We’ve designed a challenging puzzle that requires you to find the mistake hidden in the family’s dining room picture.

Your goal is to find the error hidden in the photograph of a family enjoying their meal. The image depicts the family gathered in their dining room, with everyone seated around the dining table except for an elderly man who is standing. A large turkey is on the table.

Even with these clear details, there is a mistake in the picture that is not easily seen. To spot it, you need to scrutinize the image carefully. The solution might appear simple but can be challenging to notice. Keep in mind that the answers to this puzzle are located just below the question, so don’t scroll too far to avoid spoilers.

If you are still unable to see it, scroll up once more, examine the image closely, and locate the error without using a timer.

Are you eager to find out the solution to this puzzle?

Here’s it is.

The two sides of the glasses are different. One side has an oval shape, while the other side has a rectangular shape.

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Finding comfort and guidance through Jesus

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As we journey through the ups and downs of life, we often find ourselves burdened with troubles that weigh heavily on our hearts. In times like these, seeking solace and salvation in Jesus can provide us with the comfort and guidance we so desperately need. Turning to Him in prayer and expressing our faith and surrender allows us to tap into His divine intervention and find the peace we seek.

When faced with troubling circumstances, we can take inspiration from the heartfelt words of those who have walked this path before us. Here is an example of what someone might say when seeking salvation from their troubles:

“Lord Jesus, I come before you with humility and place my unwavering faith and trust in your power and sovereignty. The challenges I face seem overwhelming, and I earnestly seek your deliverance and peace. Grant me the strength to endure, the wisdom to navigate through difficulties, and the tranquility to calm my troubled spirit. I surrender my burdens to you, for I know that you are my refuge and salvation. Help me walk in faith and trust in your divine plan for my life. Amen.”

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Jesus invites us to seek Him in times of trouble and offers His unconditional love and support. His divine intervention can provide us with a sense of peace and comfort that surpasses all understanding. So, whenever we face challenges that seem insurmountable, let us remember to turn to Jesus in prayer, trusting in His infinite wisdom and grace to guide us through the storms of life.

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Corey Comperatore, the man that lost his life at the Trump rally – He was a father and former fire chief

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The spectator killed while shielding his daughter during the assassination attempt on Donald Trump has been identified as 50-year-old Corey Comperatore.

Moments after attempting to assassinate the former president at a rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday evening, the shooter fired a fatal gunshot. Comperatore, a father and a former fire chief for Buffalo Township, was among the thousands who attended the rally in Butler, Pennsylvania, as part of Trump’s 2024 reelection campaign.

Two other spectators, 57-year-old David Dutch and 74-year-old James Copenhaver, sustained serious injuries, and the gunman was killed by Secret Service agents at the scene. The FBI is treating the incident as an assassination attempt, the agency confirmed.

Gov. Josh Shapiro, who ordered flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of Comperatore, said that he spoke with Comperatore’s wife and two daughters on Sunday.

“Corey went to church every Sunday,” Shapiro said. “Corey loved his community. Most especially, Corey loved his family.”

Comperatore was an avid supporter of Donald Trump.

“Corey was the very best of us. May his memory be a blessing,” Shapiro added. “Last night was shocking… political disagreements can never, ever be addressed through violence.”

Helen, Comperatore’s wife, shared her husband’s last words, spoken as he shielded his family from bullets that ultimately took his life.

“He’s my hero,” she said. “He just said, ‘Get down!’ That was the last thing he said.”

His sister, Dawn, also spoke of her brother. “The PA Trump Rally claimed the life of my brother, Corey Comperatore. The hatred for one man took the life of the one man we loved the most.” She described her brother as a hero who died saving his daughter’s life. “Hatred has no limits, and love has no bounds. Pray for my sister-in-law, nieces, my mother, sister, me, and his nieces and nephews as this feels like a terrible nightmare but we know it is our painful reality.”

His daughter, Allyson, wrote, “He shielded my body from the bullet that came at us. He loved his family. He truly loved us enough to take a real bullet for us,” describing her father as “a real-life superhero.”

A GoFundMe has been set up to support Comperatore’s family, on behalf of his daughter Allyson. The fundraiser has already raised over $1,336,500.

“Saturday night, our friend and family, Allyson, lost her father due to a senseless, tragic act at the Trump Rally in Butler,” a friend wrote.

“Allyson has been an athlete with us since the beginning.

“She’s a huge part of our community. If you’re able to support her and her family during this time, we will have a spot for donations at the gym. Additionally, please take the time to sign the cards at the desk.”

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Utah dad and daughter killed in freak accident, bulldozer flies off tow truck, crushes car

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A tragedy in Ogden Canyon claimed the lives of a Utah father and his 16-year-old daughter when their pickup truck was struck by a flying bulldozer.

Reports indicate that Richard Hendrickson, the CEO of Lifetime Products, was in the car with his wife and three children when a tow truck traveling in the opposite direction lost control of the mini bulldozer it was hauling, which then collided with the family’s vehicle.

Hendrickson and his daughter Sally were killed at the spot. The rest of the passengers survived.

The tragic accident took place on Saturday, July 6 while the family were traveling up a narrow two-lane road in Ogden Canyon in eastern Weber County, Utah.

When it tried to turn, about 12:49 p.m, the tow truck hauling heavy equipment was traveling eastbound, as per the Department of Public Safety.

While “negotiating a right-hand curve,” the “bulldozer broke free” from the tow truck and was launched into Hendrickson’s westbound GMC pickup, which was towing a boat.

The surviving passenger were treated for minor injuries.

Tributes from family and friends started pouring in, referring to Hendrickson as to “trusted and cherished” man and a “visionary.”

“It is with profound sadness that we announce the tragic and sudden passing of our CEO and President, Richard David Hendrickson. This heartbreaking incident also claimed the life of one of his daughters, Sally,” Lifetime Products writes in a statement. Describing the man as “more than a company leader,” the statement continues, “He was also a visionary and a friend to many within our business and the wider community.”

Barry Mower, the organization’s founder, contributed to the statement, “He was one of my most trusted and cherished friends and will be sorely missed.”

Utah Governor Spencer Cox expressed his condolences to the family on X, writing, “Richard was a friend and incredible leader. We are heartbroken by his tragic passing with his daughter Sally. We mourn with the surviving members of his family and pray they will find comfort and healing.”

The post of Governor Cox gathered the attention of many. One person commented, “Praying for Richard’s family, this is absolutely senseless! Gov Cox you and your administration MUST do something to strictly regulate and severely penalize unsafe loads.”

Following the tragedy, a petition was initiated to prohibit larger vehicles from using the narrow “two-lane passageway” bordered by the Ogden River on one side and steep mountain cliffs on the other.

As of Tuesday, the petition, which aims to reach 5,000 signatures, had garnered around 3,300. The petition states, “We are raising this petition to enforce regulation on the types of vehicles permitted on Highway 39 that transverses the heart of Ogden Canyon. There is an urgent need to limit the particular categories of vehicles that can drive through this constricted roadway, ensuring the security of all who rely on it.”

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‘Top Chef’ star Naomi Pomeroy found dead at 49 in river, days after going missing

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Naomi Pomeroy, widely recognized for her culinary skills on Top Chef, has tragically passed away.

The Portland chef’s body was found in a river on July 17, after being reported missing a few days prior. The Benton County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that she drowned.

The investigation showed that Pomeroy, her husband Kyle Linden Webster, and a friend became entangled while on tubes and a paddleboard that were connected.

Members of the Corvallis Fire Department retrieved the other two adults on the shore and transported them safely to a boat launch. Sadly, they were initially unable to recover Pomeroy, according to the sheriff’s office.

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At the time of her disappearance, Sheriff Van Arsdall said, “This office is dedicated to locating Naomi and bringing her home to her family and loved ones. I want to thank all involved in the search and recovery mission during this difficult time.”

Her body was located after it was spotted by a group of canoers. According to officials, she was unable to free herself because of the paddle board leash.

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Pomeroy was a prominent figure in the Oregon culinary scene. She made a name for herself in Portland after opening her first restaurant, Beast, in 2007. Two years later, she was recognized as one of Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs.

In 2013, she and her husband launched a Portland cocktail bar named Expatriate. The following year, she received a James Beard Award for Best Chef: Northwest and Pacific.

Pomeroy appeared on Iron Chef as well as Top Chef Masters, while she also served as guest judge on Top Chef in seasons 10, 15, and 18.

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Following Naomi Pomeroy’s death, the show and its network, Bravo, released a statement on X, expressing their condolences.

The Bravo and Top Chef family send our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Chef Naomi Pomeroy. Naomi was a powerhouse chef who made an indelible mark on the culinary industry.”

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Jacoby Jones, a former NFL Wide Receiver and Super Bowl Champion, dead at 40

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Jacoby Jones, a former Ravens wide receiver who played a key role in Baltimore’s Super Bowl XLVII victory, has passed away at the age of 40, his family announced Sunday.

The news was confirmed by the Ravens, the Houston Texans, and the NFL.

The cause of death has not been disclosed, but the NFLPA released a statement from his family, indicating he “passed away peacefully at his home in New Orleans.”

Following the initial report by the Baltimore Sun, tributes have been shared for the former NFL star, who gained additional fame on Dancing with the Stars.

“We are completely heartbroken to learn about the passing of Jacoby Jones,” the Ravens said in a statement. “Jacoby had the unique ability to connect with everyone he encountered. His charisma, joy and love created a one-of-a-kind presence that could light up any room or brighten any dark day. Jacoby will long be remembered not just for his success on the football field, but for the lasting personal connections he made with countless people in the Ravens organization, Baltimore community and every area he called home. We share our deepest condolences with Jacoby’s family as we all begin to process this devastating loss.”

The statement by the Texans read, “We are deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Jacoby Jones. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time.”

Jacoby’s colleagues were among the first to mourn him. J.J. Watt, the Texans’ defensive end, shared a picture of the late athlete in action on X, writing, “Jacoby was one of the most fun-loving teammates and people I’ve ever been around.”

Torrey Smith paid homage to Jacoby with a series of throwback pictures on X. He called Jacoby his “brother” and expressed gratitude for their shared memories and Jacoby’s impact on the world.

Torrey described Jacoby as “1 of 1,” noting that his memorable plays and jokes will “live on forever!” He also assured that they would care for Emily and Jacoby’s son, admitting how much Jacoby’s passing affected him. Torrey concluded by saying Jacoby will be missed, ending with “Love you, bro!”

Pat McAfee added: “Jacoby Jones was an absolute legend. He was beloved by literally everybody he met and lit up every room he walked into.”

Ravens head coach John Harbaugh also released a statement, which read: “I loved Jacoby Jones. We all did. His spirit, enthusiasm and love for people were powerful. He was a light. He was the cherished son of his loving mom, Ms Emily. They were so close. He was a man of faith.

“My favorite football play was when Jacoby was talking to his mom in the end zone, just before a late-game kickoff return against the Vikings in a snowstorm shootout. Jacoby then raced to catch the ball and run it back for a touchdown.

“My favorite Jacoby personal moment was every time I saw his smiling face full of Joy. Rest in peace, Jacoby, in the arms of Jesus.”

In 2018, Jacoby began his coaching career as the wide receivers coach at Lane College. He later coached the tight ends at Morgan State and the receivers at Calvert Hall High School in Baltimore. In 2022, he advanced to become the receivers coach at Alabama State.

Jacoby died just three days after his 40th birthday.

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I found out that the guy my wife is cheating on me with is covering half of our bills — I outplayed them both

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When a person finds out they have been cheated on by their partner, their world crushes into a million pieces. However, one man decided to use his wife’s infidelity to his advantage.

Sharing his story, Tom started by saying that he somehow knew his spouse, Claire, was seeing someone else. There were late-night texts, secretive calls, and sudden work trips. He, however, never confronted her because she was the one providing financial stability and paying for the groceries, covering the rent, the insurance and a lot more.

Divorcing her would ruin him financially so he simply pretended that everything was fine although he had no feelings left for her.

One day, as he was going through the clothes, he found a crumpled credit card receipt from some fancy restaurant in one of Claire’s jackets. The name written on it sound too familiar to ignore; Alex M.

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Tom realized that the man Claire was cheating with was one of her father’s rich friends whom he had met a few times at her dad’s birthday parties. He recalled Alex starring at Claire, but he thought he was just friendly. Now, however, he knew better.

That night, he couldn’t sleep burdened by the thought of his wife being with Alex.

In order to learn more, he decided to go through one of her old phones. When he tried the pin, it was their wedding anniversary. “What an irony,” he thought to himself.

There, he found texts Claire had sent to some of her friends. One of those messages read, “I still love Tom but we needed the money. Alex… he’s just a means to an end. Is that terrible?” to what her friend replied, “Girl, you gotta do what you gotta do. But be careful. This could blow up in your face.”

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As expected, there were also messages between her and her lover. Alex tried to convince her to leave her husband and be with him, but her responses were always noncommittal. “You know it’s complicated, Alex. Let’s just enjoy what we have.”

As Tom put the phone down, there was this crazy idea that started forming. Could he use this situation to his advantage?

The following day he gathered the courage to give Alex a call. “Hello?” Alex’s deep and confident voice could be heard from the other side of the phone.

“Alex? This is Tom, Claire’s husband,” he said taking a deep breath. The silence from Alex’s side was defeating. After a few seconds he said,  “Tom. What can I do for you?”

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Tom cut to the chase. “I know about you and Claire. I know you’re paying our bills. I’m willing to walk away, file for divorce, and let you have her. But I need something from you.”

“And what’s that?” Alex’s voice was guarded. “Fifty thousand dollars. To start over,” Tom answered.

“Why would I give you money?” Alex asked. “Because if I leave her and break her heart, she’ll finally be yours. I just need a fresh start. Think of it as… an investment in your future happiness.”

“You’d do that? Just walk away?” Alex was puzzled.

“Alex, my man, I checked out of this marriage a long time ago. I’m just looking for a way out that doesn’t leave me broke.” He was quiet for so long I thought he’d hung up. Then, “I’ll think about it.”

“Don’t think too long,” Tom said. “Offer expires in 48 hours.” 

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The next two days were filled with anticipation. Whenever Tom’s phone buzzed, he thought it was Alex, but it was always either his friends or his mom. The evening was quiet, and Claire could sense Tom was bothered by something. Asking him what was wrong, she squeezed his hand. But her touch, that once felt comforting, made his skin crawl. He pulled away, pretending to needed some water.

Finally, someone called. It was Alex. “It’s done,” he said. “Check your account.”

Tom logged into his bank account, and really, there were $50,000 there.

The following day, he was waiting Claire at home, with the divorce papers on the table. His belongings already packed, he told her he knew about her and Alex and that he was leaving her for good.

Claire started crying. She tried to explain to him that Alex was just someone who was paying the bills, but Tom didn’t want to listen.

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He checked into a cheap motel and ignored the calls. But just as he was drifting off to sleep, his phone buzzed one more time. Against his better judgment, he checked it. It was Claire. She texted, “I’m sorry. I really did love you.”

Tom decided to reply. “I know. But sometimes love isn’t enough.” Once he hit send, he turned his phone off. Tomorrow was a new day fro him.

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Mother finds missing daughter’s bag and discovers where to search — But what happened next

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13-year-old girl named Amber went missing and her mother was left in devastation. The police helped as much as they could, and they really did their part, but their efforts seemed futile.

Every knock on the door, every phone call brought new hope, but days went by and there was no trace of Amber. She wasn’t the type to run away, which sadly meant that something happened to her.

The people around Amber’s mum tried to be as sympathetic as possible, but their shrugs and words of consolation did nothing to ease her pain.

One evening, while starring at the horizon and wondering where her girl might be, Amber’s mom noticed a homeless woman carrying a backpack which resembled that of Amber. She rushed towards the woman and asked her to see it, but she wouldn’t let go of it. Amber’s mom recognized the unicorn patch she had sewn on the backpack and begged the woman to tell her where she had found it.

After hesitating for a while, the woman said she had found the backpack inside a dumpster. Amber’s mom then offered her money for it, and the woman agreed to sell it.

Sadly, the backpack was empty. Was this yet another helpless clue?

As she searched it thoroughly over and over again, Amber’s mom noticed a tiny piece of paper with the words “Green House” written on it.

There was a green house in the neighborhood known for its peeling green paint and overgrown yard. It looked as it was abandoned, but there was a woman living there. Or at least the neighbors said so although Amber’s mom has never seen her.

The mom rushed to her car, adrenaline surging through her veins. The road to the Green House seemed like an eternity. A million thoughts ran through Amber’s mom’s mind. Was her daughter really there, if yes, how did she end up at such a place?

The Green House stood ominously against the dusk, its dark shape stark against the sky. The mom abandoned her car and hurried toward the building. The stillness of the air was pierced only by the sound of her hurried steps.

“Amber!” she shouted, her voice resonating through the vacant hallways. “Amber, it’s Mom! Where are you?”

There was a faint sound which the mom followed. In a tiny, dimly lit room, Amber stood all by herself curled up.

“Mom!” she cried. “Oh, Amber, thank God, I found you.”

Trembling with fear, Amber explained that she was taken by the woman who lived in the green house. Sadly, the woman was mentally ill and she was convinced that Amber was the daughter she had lost years ago.

The woman wasn’t violent toward Amber, but she wouldn’t let her leave the place.

Amber was scared and confused. She couldn’t understand why that happened to her.

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The police were called to secure the area and confirm that Amber was safe. They took the woman into custody with sensitivity and understanding, recognizing her mental illness. Amber and her mom returned home, and the ordeal came to a close. The relief of having her back was immense. The two embraced tightly, feeling thankful for the second chance they had been granted.

It took some time, but things eventually returned to normal.

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Bob Newhart, comedy legend who starred in two classic sitcoms, dead at 94

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Comedian Bob Newhart, celebrated for his relatable everyman persona in two iconic TV sitcoms, passed away Thursday morning due to natural causes at the age of 94. Newhart excelled in humor, portraying modest characters who, under different circumstances, would have been delivering setups for someone else’s punchlines.

His death was confirmed by his longtime publicist Jerry Digney, according to whom Newhart died at his home in Los Angeles after “a series of short illnesses.”

Newhart’s career spanned six decades and began with a hugely influential stand-up album in 1960, followed by starring roles in beloved sitcoms throughout the 1970s and 1980s. It was his clean, deadpan humor delivered in a soft-spoken stammer that placed him on the pedestal of the best comedians. Before the filming of The Bob Newhart Show in 1972, the producers suggested he deliver his lines more smoothly to what Newhart responded, “This stammer got me a home in Beverly Hills.”

In later years, he had memorable performances in the film Elf, Catch-22, In & Out, and Disney’s The Rescuers, among the rest.

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Born on September 5, 1929, in Oak Park, Illinois, Newhart graduated from Loyola University Chicago and served as a Staff Sergeant in the US Army during the Korean War from 1952 to 1954.

Following his military service, Newhart worked as an accountant and advertising copywriter. During this period, he honed the comedic routines that would catapult him to fame, perfecting his “straight man” persona in one-sided phone conversations, reacting to absurd scenarios.

Newhart became a sensation and that helped him laid the foundation for his wildly successful live comedy album, The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart that became the first comedy record to reach #1 on the Billboard Charts and, at the time, was the 20th best-selling album of all time.

At the same time, his album was the first ever comedy album to win the Grammy Award for Album of the Year, earning Newhart Grammy for Best New Artist.

His show, The Bob Newhart Show, in 1961, which only ran for one season won the Emmy Award for Best Comedy Series.

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He found greater success with his first sitcom, The Bob Newhart Show, which aired on CBS for six seasons from 1972 to 1978. The series portrayed the professional and personal life of Newhart’s character, Dr. Bob Hartley, a Chicago psychiatrist.

Newhart achieved rare success with two hit sitcoms: Newhart, where he played Vermont innkeeper and talk show host Dick Loudon, aired from 1982 to 1990.

Newhart concluded with a famously memorable finale, revealing Newhart’s character from The Bob Newhart Show waking up next to his former co-star Suzanne Pleshette, suggesting that the entire series was just a dream of his earlier character.

He also had a memorable recurring role on the hit sitcom The Big Bang Theory as the former science TV host “Professor Proton.” For this role, he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, his first Emmy win, which was well-deserved for the TV legend.

Newhart is survived by his four children, Robert Jr., Timothy, Courtney, and Jennifer, along with ten grandchildren. Fans around the world are mourning the loss of this comedic icon, whose work brought joy and laughter to countless people.

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Strange antique object has internet stumped

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Whenever people stumble upon objects from the past whose purpose they are unaware of, they turn to the Internet for help.

Recently, someone posted a photo on Reddit‘s ‘What Is This Thing?‘ sub-reddit of an object they have discovered and most people struggled to realize what it was.

Well, it was until someone suggested it could be an ordinary object most of us use everyday in order to keep our nails in good shape.

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Across history, nail care has been an enduring priority for people and one of the items that has persisted is the nail buffer. In fact, this item has a fascinating history.

In the past, during the early stages of grooming practices, nail buffers were considered basic implements. Using smooth stones or pieces of leather to manually polish nails to a shine was widely used. Despite their simplicity, the nail buffers were effective in achieving the desired results through manual effort.

During the Victorian era, nail care became more refined, and with that, also the tools. The nail buffers were made of silver, making them not only functional, but also ornamental items for the vanity table.

At this time, nail buffers made nail polishing a luxurious experience.

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Fast forward to the 20th century, innovation became paramount. As sophistication increased, nail buffers evolved into electric devices. All of a sudden, buffing became less time-consuming and much easier, requiring less effort. A real game changer, right?

The modern era brought a wide array of materials and designs for perfect nail look. Varying from colorful plastics to sleek stainless steel, nail buffers are a must-have for any beauty enthusiast.

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In recent years, there’s been a renewed interest in antique nail buffers. Collectors and vintage enthusiasts appreciate the craftsmanship and nostalgia these relics bring. There is something undeniably charming about using a tool that has endured through time.

Whether you favor the old-fashioned charm of antique nail buffers or the ease of modern electric ones, one thing is certain: nail care will always be a timeless pursuit.

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Jennifer Coolidge makes shocking confession – reveals what happened after she acted in America Pie

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Actress Jennifer Coolidge earned two Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe for her role as the unhinged heiress on White Lotus, but it was her performance as the leggy blonde mom in the hilariously awkward teen sex comedy American Pie that yielded some surprising benefits.

In a candid interview, Coolidge revealed that landing the iconic character in American Pie opened up unique opportunities. The role, which became a cultural touchstone, not only boosted her career but also resonated with audiences in ways she hadn’t anticipated.

Then 38-year-old Jennifer Coolidge made the hearts of young men race as Steve Stifler’s mom.

After gaining fame as the most iconic MILF, Coolidge reprised her role in three further films within the American Pie franchise and became a mainstream sex symbol who was worshipped by men everywhere.

“People that I could never get in the door,” she told Variety, “all of a sudden they’re asking me to be part of their things.”

Finally, after playing ditzy blondes for years, Coolidge had the chance to elevate her career by starring in the HBO hit series White Lotus.

She won several awards, including her first Golden Globe, for her performance as the self-absorbed Tanya McQuoid, one of the few characters to appear in both the 2021 and 2022 seasons.

Her character, however, which was much loved, was killed off at the end of the last season.

“I’m jealous of everyone that’s going. I just want to stress I’m not a good sport about it, but there’s nothing I can do,” she told Today.

“When they kill you, you have to accept it,” she continued. “Because it means they’re not calling for your costume sizes or anything. It’s over! I have to get another thing. I have to make another thing happen, I guess.”

In a 2022 interview with Variety, Coolidge made a shocking admission. 

“I got a lot of play at being a MILF, and I got a lot of sexual action from American Pie,” she shared. “There were so many benefits to doing that movie. I mean, there would be like 200 people that I would’ve never have slept with.”

She added: “Maybe I got this special attention because people saw me as Stifler’s mom or the Legally Blonde woman.”

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Later, she said her comment was merely an exaggeration. 

“God, you really can’t make jokes in our town, because I did make the terrible mistake of saying, ‘Thank God for that movie, I got to sleep with 200 men,’ or whatever. And look, I would love to say that was true, but I mean, that was sort of an exaggeration — so I’m glad you’re asking me,” Coolidge told Ariana Grande while being interviewed for Entertainment Weekly’s 2022 Entertainers of the Year. 

However, while she didn’t really sleep with that many men, her love life did got spiced up. 

“But it did sort of open up the world to a much broader group of handsome men — and younger men. This one guy was particularly young — legal, of course, it was all very legal — but it was funny because we had to… The one moment was a little bit awkward because he…” started to reveal more, but Grande interrupted her.

“No, I won’t get into the details,” shared Coolidge. “But afterwards, the next morning, I told him I needed to get a blow dry. So he was so young, we called his mother to see where I could get a blow dry. It was so weird that happened on the phone, it was very clear that we were in the bed together.”

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Fitness guru Richard Simmons dead at 76, cause of death revealed

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Richard Simmons, renowned for inspiring overweight individuals to get active and adopt healthier eating habits, passed away on Saturday.

Simmons, famous for his vibrant tank tops and short shorts, brought boundless energy to television as the lively court jester of physical fitness. He turned 76 on Friday.

According to an email from Richard Simmons’ publicist Tom Estey to The Associated Press, the fitness guru passed away at his Los Angeles home. “We lost an Angel today – a true Angel,” Estey said.

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A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed that officers responded to a 911 call from Richard Simmons’ home on Belfast Drive and arrived at 9:57 a.m. on Saturday.

“Upon arrival, one rescue ambulance discovered a 76-year-old male who was pronounced deceased on-scene by firefighter/paramedics due to apparent natural causes.

“As a result, no hospital transport was necessary,”  LAFD Captain Erik Scott said.

Just two days before his passing, Richard contemplated his aspirations for his legacy.

“I never thought of myself as a celebrity. People don’t know this – I’m really a shy person and a little bit of an introvert,” he told People.

“But when that curtain goes up that’s a different story. I’m there to make people happy.

“But the accolades I get from emails. I mean, today most probably, we’ll answer over 100 emails.

“And they’ll say, ‘I’m your No1 fan’, and I just write back, and I say, you know, ‘Don’t say that because I’m a human being just like you. And I know that you do good things, too.’”

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Simmons’ brother, Lenny Simmons, confirmed the death in a statement.

“I don’t want people to be sad about my brother,” Lenny Simmons said. “I want them to remember him for the genuine joy and love he brought to people’s lives.”

“We are in shock,” Lenny added. “Please respect the family at this difficult time.”Tom Estey, Simmons’ longtime publicist, said in a statement, “Today the World lost an Angel.”

A day before his sudden passing, Simmons celebrated his 76th birthday and took to the social media to thank everyone for the birthday wishes.

“Thank you…I never got so many messages about my birthday in my life!” Simmons wrote. “I am sitting here writing emails. Have a most beautiful rest of your Friday.”

He signed the post “Love, Richard.”

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Simmons, who grew up in New Orleans, battled weight issues from a young age, tipping the scales at nearly 200 pounds by age 15. By the time he graduated from high school, he weighed 268 pounds, as documented on his website.

From 1980 to 1984, he hosted the Richard Simmons Show that focused on personal health and fitness.

He also gained fame through his aerobic exercise videos, such as 1988’s Sweatin’ to the Oldies and its sequels in 1990 and 1991.

Simmons expanded his early success with frequent appearances on various TV shows, ranging from The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson to game shows like Match Game and The New Hollywood Squares. He became a staple of late-night television during the ’90s and 2000s, appearing on shows hosted by Jay Leno and David Letterman.

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Throughout the years, Simmons sold millions of workout videos. He owned a Beverly Hills exercise studio and restaurant frequented by celebrities like Barbra Streisand and Paul Newman.

Following his recent withdrawal from public life, during which he disclosed a skin illness in March 2024, speculation about Simmons’ health and well-being had circulated. His death was initially reported by TMZ.

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Man buys photo for $2 at garage sale – looks closer and discovers it’s worth millions

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They say that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and this saying has proven to be true many times.

There are plenty of stories of people who have stumbled upon items that seemed worthless at first sight but turned out to be more valuable than anyone ever anticipated.

When a man named Randy Guijarro purchased an old box with photos for $2, he never assumed that one of the photos would turn out to be an extremely rare find.

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The photos were very old, lacking color and taken years ago, simply relatively ordinary memories.

The only reason Randy decided to buy that box was because he found the photos inside rather cool and unique.

Once home, he began to flick through the photos and that’s when he noticed what appeared to be a familiar face, that of Billy the Kid, known as one of the Wild West’s most notorious outlaws. 

Billy the Kid, whose real name was William H. Bonney, was killed in 1881 at the age of 23, after living a life as a fugitive.

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Besides being a rather incredible piece of history, Randy’s find was also valuable.

According to reports, this particular photo from the box he only spent $2 on was sold for astonishing $5 million.

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Johnny Depp has a new woman in his life – ‘they’ve known each other for a few years’

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The media scrutiny on Johnny Depp in recent years has been far from favorable. His legal dispute with ex Amber Heard attracted global attention. The issue arose when Depp sued Heard for $50 million in a defamation case, triggered by her March 2019 op-ed in the Washington Post, in which she recounted her experience with domestic violence.

Depp won the defamation case but the jury held him accountable for statements made by his lawyer, Adam Waldman, who had called Heard’s allegations a ‘hoax.’

Heard was awarded $2 million and she has stayed out of the spotlight for the last couple of years.

Depp also stayed out of the public eye before he appeared at the Cannes Film Festival in 2023 where he received a 7-minute-long standing ovation for his film Jeanne Du Barry.

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During the ongoing court case, Depp was rumored to be dating his lawyer, Joelle Rich, but the relationship was never confirmed.

According to a source close to the former couple, “[Heard] is focused on motherhood and her daughter. She is happy and feels comfortable in Spain. She is glad to be settled and is moving forward with her life. She doesn’t want to deal with any drama surrounding Johnny or the trial anymore.”

That same source claimed the same for Depp, saying he is “very happy to move on with his life and feels redemption. He feels grateful to his true fans and knows who they are. He is prioritizing his career and work.”

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Recently, media outlets reported that The Pirates of the Caribbean star is enjoying ‘casual’ romance with a new partner, 29-year-old model Yulia Vlasova.

A source told People that they don’t use the “boyfriend-girlfriend” labels yet but “They see each other here and there.”

In Instagram photos shared and published by The Daily Mail, some of which have since been deleted from the platform, Depp and Vlasova can be seen cozying up to each other.

Vlasova is a beautician and model from provincial Russia, namely Sortirovka in Yekaterinburg.

Sources claim the two “have known each other for a few years and see each other when they can.”

 
 
 
 
 
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The beautiful Russian and Depp allegedly met in Prague, where she owns a makeup and hairstyling studio, when he attended the 55th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in August 2021.

By July of the following year, they had grown close, with her being seen not only spending time with Depp but also with his friend, the late musician Jeff Beck, who died in 2023. 

Vlasova is just a few years older than Depp’s daughter.

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Ingrid Andress performs unforgettable rendition of the national anthem at MLB Home Run Derby

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Grammy-nominated singer Ingrid Andress performed The Star Spangled Banner at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, and left people puzzled about what went wrong. While she began with a fairly traditional approach to the opening lines, it soon became clear that her execution of the song did not match her usual standards as she started missing notes and drawing visible reactions from the players on hand.

During ESPN’s broadcast of the performance, Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Alec Bohm, 27, was seen stifling a smile, looking down at his shoes with a wry grin on his face while holding his hat to his heart.

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Andress’ performance of the national anthem was dubbed the worst ever by the public, who draw comparisons to other widely criticized performances, particularly Fergie’s similarly mocked rendition from the 2018 NBA All-Star Game. “I think we all owe Fergie an apology,” someone commented under the video of Andress’ performance.

“Made fergie sound like whitney houston,” another person added.

“Worst National Anthem I’ve ever heard. Just disrespectful asf,” a third commented.

“I hope Ingrid Andress stays off of social media for a minute,” someone else shared their thoughts.

“I’m so sorry, I’m sure Ingrid Andress is a wonderful person, but that was one of the worst national anthems I think I’ve ever heard in my whole life,” a person wrote.

Following the backlash she faced, Andress took to the social media to confess she was intoxicated during the performance. 

“I’m not going to bulls**t y’all, I was drunk last night.

“I’m checking myself into a facility today to get the help I need,” she wrote. “That was not me last night. I apologize to MLB, all the fans and this country I love so much for that rendition.”

She ended the post writing she would “let y’all know how rehab is I hear it’s super fun. xo, Ingrid.”

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Fellow singers left messages of sympathy in the comments on Andress’ social media account. 

“Love you girl. I’m sorry you’re going through this And I’m sorry the world can be so cruel. Here for you xx” singer Julia Michaels wrote.

“I’m sending you love, Ingrid. Being this open takes a lot. You’ve got this. Hang in there,” fellow country star Carly Pearce commented.

Singer and actress Kristen Chenoweth also shared her support, “You are doing what you need to do. A proud moment.”

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Shannen Doherty finalized her divorce to ex-husband Kurt Iswarienko a day before her death

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Shannen Doherty and ex-husband Kurt Iswarienko settled their divorce one day prior to the Charmed star’s passing.

Multiple media outlets have stated that paperwork was filed on July 12, indicating they agreed to a “default or uncontested dissolution” of their marriage, implying they resolved their divorce matters outside of court.

According to People, the document stated: “The parties have entered into a written agreement regarding their property and their marriage or domestic partnership rights, including support, the original of which is being or has been submitted to the court.”

Doherty also signed paperwork relinquishing her right to spousal support.

“I knowingly give up forever any right to receive spousal or partner support,” she wrote.

Iswarienko signed the papers on July 13, a day before Doherty lost her battle to cancer.

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The Beverly Hills 90210 star filed for divorce from Iswarienko in April 2023, 11 years after they tied the knot.

According to her representative, Leslie Sloane, divorce was the “last thing” Doherty wanted but “she felt she was left with no other option.”

The actress’s request for spousal support sparked a contentious divorce battle.

In June 2024, Doherty claimed that Iswarienko was prolonging the process and deliberately delaying settlement, allegedly in the hope that she would pass away from cancer before the divorce proceedings concluded.

“It is simply not right that Kurt be permitted to prolong our divorce in hopes that I die before he is required to pay me while he continues to live his life and shirk his responsibilities to his dying wife of more than 11 years,” she stated in the documents.

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Iswarienko’s lawyer disputed Doherty’s claim, stating that a settlement offer was presented in October 2023, which Doherty allegedly rejected.

“Kurt is not ‘simply wait[ing] for Shannen to die,’” his lawyer Katherine Heersema stated. “He wants the best for Shannen and he wants both of them to be able to put this case behind them and move forward.”

Doherty and Iswarienko exchanged vows in an intimate ceremony in Malibu in October 2011. Their wedding was featured on the season finale of their WEtv reality series, Shannen Says, which documented their wedding preparations. This marked the third marriage for Doherty, following brief marriages to actor Ashley Hamilton from 1993 to 1994 and poker player Rick Salomon from 2002 to 2003.

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The significance behind Kate Middleton’s Wimbledon dress has been revealed by an expert

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On Sunday, Kate Middleton made her second public appearance following the stir caused by her planned abdominal surgery and her absence from the public for over six months.

The Princess of Wales attended the Wimbledon final between Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic.

“It was quite a surprise to see her at the Wimbledon final, and we know that the Princess is a huge fan of tennis,” Royal expert Katie Nicholl said to the media about Kate’s attendance. “Since 2016 she’s been patron of the Lawn Tennis Association. She’s been at every Wimbledon, so I think we all hoped that we would see her there,” she added.

When she arrived at the event, Kate received a standing ovation as she made her way to the Royal Box at Centre Court to watch the match.

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Kate attended the match together with her daughter, Princess Charlotte, and her sister, Pippa Middleton.

“When she turned up, the crowd showed their appreciation with the standing ovation, which went on for quite a while actually, and the Princess [was] very, very touched by that,” Nicholl shared. “I think she looked quite overwhelmed by the moment, absolutely delighted to be there.”

“She is a great tennis player. She’s a huge fan of the game, and clearly Princess Charlotte has the tennis bug, too, something that runs in the Middleton family. So I think, for Kate to have not gone, and would have been a great shame for royal fans, for tennis fans and for the Princess herself,” she says. “This was an important event for her.”

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Kate’s outfit caught the attention of the public. She opted for a gorgeous purple dress by Safiyaa and a bow-tie pin that represented her role. The pin displayed purple and dark green, the club’s official colors.

According to Nicholl, Kate chose this looks “because the colors of Wimbledon are green and purple, so that that color of dress was a very deliberate choice, and I think she looked incredibly well and very happy to be there.”

Despite Kate’s usual attendance at Wimbledon, she was absent for the majority of the competition due to her current treatment for an undisclosed form of cancer.

Kate made her first public appearance since she had disclosed her cancer condition with the public at King Charles’ official birthday, the Trooping of Colour.

“She explained that she has good days, and she has bad days, and we know from the palace that when they announce that she’s going to attend an engagement, it’s always with the caveat that if she’s not feeling well on the day she may have to pull out of something at the 11th hour,” royal expert Nicholl said of Kate. “Fortunately that wasn’t the case, and she was able to attend the finals for Wimbledon.”

“I think when we look at the Princess, we see her looking as well as she did, smiling, healthy, radiant, and we can assume that she’s now tolerating this chemotherapy far better than she was in the early stages and that she’s doing well at the moment,” she continued. 

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Nicholl suggests that while the Princess’ appearance at Wimbledon was significant, it is ‘unlikely’ that she will make any further appearances.

“I was told there were two key engagements that she wanted to make: Trooping the Colour, and Wimbledon, both of which she was able to attend,” the royal expert said. “I was speaking to a source at the palace earlier, who have confirmed that [the children] are on summer recess and they will now just stay away from the public gaze. They will hunker down as a family, more likely than not at Norfolk and Mahal, their countryside bolt hole, and the Princess is not able to travel at the moment while she’s undergoing this course of preventative chemotherapy. So I think that probably rules out an overseas holiday.”

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“I think it’s likely that we will see the family go to Scotland at the invitation of the King and Queen later this summer in August. But I think it’s going to be low-key and very much below the radar, so I don’t think we can expect to see the Princess of Wales for some time now.”

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Woman leaves boyfriend’s dog at shelter while he was at work

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When a man named John lost both his parents, he was on the brink of despair. During those times of grief, he found comfort in the little pup he adopted, Cookie.

He and his four-legged companion created a bond so strong no one could be able to break. Unfortunately, John was left without Cookie and found himself at the center of a conflict between love and loyalty.

When John met Lauren, who became his girlfriend, he was open about his special connection with Cookie. However, as their relationship developed and they started talking moving in together, tensions emerged. Lauren raised concerns about including Cookie in their future plans, which led to heated arguments and disagreements between them.

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John made sure Lauren understood how much Cookie meant to him, but still, she wasn’t willing of even considering making a compromise. Things went for the worse when Lauren took drastic measures, removing Cookie from their shared home and taking him to a local shelter without John’s knowledge.

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The betrayal left John devastated, forcing him to confront the painful reality that Lauren could not understand the depth of his bond with Cookie. For John, Cookie was more than just a pet; he was family, a symbol of resilience and healing after the loss of his parents.

In the wake of Lauren’s actions, John faced a difficult decision: to prioritize his relationship with Lauren or to stand by his beloved companion, Cookie. Ultimately, John chose loyalty over compromise, reaffirming his commitment to the dog who had supported him through his darkest days.

As John navigates the aftermath of this emotional ordeal, he remains steadfast in his belief that Cookie is more than just a pet; he is a cherished family member and a source of unwavering love and support.

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At 34, she was considered an experienced driver, but on that cursed day when there was nothing to suspect something terrible happened

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Courtney Ann Sanford, a 34-year-old woman who was considered to be an experienced driver, tragically lost her life in a car accident. While driving, she was listening to the song Happy by Pharrell Williams and decided to make a post about it on the social media.

She took a selfie and captioned it, “This song makes me happy!”

Sadly, that brief moment of choice proved deadly.

Only a minute later, Courtney’s car collided with a truck at around 60 km/h, propelling her vehicle into a ditch and then into a tree. The devastating impact set her car ablaze, and tragically, she was trapped inside and did not survive.

When her family was alerted, they also learned of her last Facebook post, uncannily timed with the incident. According to the law enforcement, “The post was made at 8:33 AM. At 8:34 AM, we received the emergency call.”

This young woman’s tragic passing is a stern reminder to never text while driving because no text is worth a life.

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When you text while driving, you’re endangering not only yourself but also your passengers, pedestrians, and other drivers. The road requires your complete focus. Keep in mind that driving is a serious responsibility, not just a routine activity.

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Prince Harry opens up about upbringing as a royal

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In Spare, Prince Harry opened up about the members of his family, getting into details about events that took place behind closed door, but most of all he opened up about his personal life and his younger days as a working royal.

According to him, he faced difficulties and an identity crisis.

The Duke earned his nickname Spike during a gap year in Australia in 2003 when he worked as a ‘jackaroo’ at Tooloombilla Station. “Soon enough my mates at home got wind of this new nickname, and adopted it,” he said. “I became Spike, when I wasn’t Haz, or Baz, or Prince Jackaroo, or Harold, or Darling Boy, or Scrawny, a nickname given me by some palace staff. Identity had always been problematic, but with a half dozen formal names and a full dozen nicknames it was turning into a hall of mirrors.”

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Harry, however, welcomed each of those nicknames n matter how confusing it was. “Most days I didn’t care what people called me. Most days I thought: Don’t care who I am, so long as it’s someone new, someone other than Prince Harry.”

According to the Prince, he was robbed of affection from his family during his younger days and was taught to keep distance from other people. “As a royal, you were always taught to maintain a buffer zone between you and the rest of creation. Even working a crowd you always kept a discreet distance between yourself and them.”

What’s most, the tittle of his all-tell memoir, Spare, came from his position in the family.

In fact, Harry opened up about a joke his father made about him.

On the day Harry was born, Charles allegedly told Diana, “‘Wonderful! Now you’ve given me an heir and a spare — my work is done.’

“On the other hand, minutes after delivering this bit of high comedy, Pa was said to have gone off to meet with his girlfriend,” Harry wrote, referring to now-Queen Camilla. “So, many a true word spoken in jest.”

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According to Harry, William was favored due to being the older sibling. However, Harry acknowledges a benefit of being “the spare” since “I have more freedom than he does, right? So his life is planned out for him. I have more flexibility to be able to choose the life that I wanted.”

Harry was somehow aware that the publishing of his book would affect his relationship with his family even further, but he still decided to go for it. “I have thought about it long and hard,” he said. “And as far as I see it, the divide couldn’t be greater before this book.”

However, besides the bridges the book burnt, Harry still hopes to make things right and reconcile with his father and brother. “If we can get to the point of reconciliation, that will have a ripple effect across the world,” Harry said in an interview about his memoir. “I genuinely believe that, and that’s kind of what is pushing me. And if that doesn’t happen, then that’s very sad.”

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Harry has consistently voiced his disdain for the tabloids, even accusing some royals of intentionally leaking negative stories about Meghan. Beyond seeking reconciliation, he aims to change what he refers to as “the codependency” between the tabloids and the royal family.

“There are some people, especially in the U.K., who have been led to believe that because you are a member of the royal family, somehow everyone owns you or has a stake in you,” he said. “And that’s a message that has been purely pushed out by the British tabloids, and it creates real problems within that family and that relationship. Of course, there has to be some sort of relationship, but where it’s got to now is incredibly unhealthy.”

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Today, Harry and Meghan reside in California with their two children, Archie and Lilibet.

They have chosen to step back from their royal duties and are now working on developing independent careers. Despite his support for the monarchy’s continuation, Harry expresses concerns about its future generations. He is dedicated to promoting positive reforms within the institution.

“I also worry about other young kids within that [royal] family if this continues,” he said. “Because who’s to say that someone else doesn’t fill my shoes and that their partner, whether it’s a husband or a wife or boyfriend or a girlfriend, doesn’t get treated exactly the same as Meghan did?” 

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Shannen Doherty shared heartbreaking social media post just days before she died

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The news of Shannen Doherty’s passing caught the world by storm and left many mourning. The Charmed star was 53 and battled cancer for the past seven years of her life.

Before her tragic passing, she made a heartbreaking post online.

During her battle with the disease, Doherty often shared updates regarding her health condition. She was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015 when she disclosed that she had ‘invasive breast cancer metastatic to at least one lymph node.’

After several surgeries and treatments, the 90210 star experienced remission after her initial cancer diagnosis, but the disease later returned.

In 2020, she shared the devastating news that she had been diagnosed with stage four breast cancer, a severe stage where the cancer spreads to various parts of the body.

In 2023, Doherty confirmed that the cancer had metastasized to her brain and bones, resulting in surgery that removed ‘almost all’ of the brain tumor.

In her final social media post, the actress shared a clip from the Let’s Be Clear podcast on her Instagram page.

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“So, you know, for the first time in I have no idea how long, I’m going to be on chemo for I have no idea if it’s going to be, you know, three months or if its going to be six months or if we are going, you know, if after three months if it’s not working if we’re going to change again,” he said in the clip.

“Like, I don’t really, that’s not something that I can predict. It’s not something my doctors can predict and it’s scary.

“It’s like a big wake up call at the same time I got to say that there is some positivity there and the positivity is that because my molecular structure of my cancer cells changed recently.

“It means that there’s a lot more protocols for me to try. So, you know, for the first time in a couple months probably I feel hopeful because there are so many more protocols now.”

“Whereas before I was hopeful but I was still getting prepared.”

Doherty’s death was confirmed yesterday, July 14, by her friend and publicist Leslie Sloane.

“It is with a heavy heart that I confirm the passing of actress Shannen Doherty.

“On Saturday, July 13, she lost her battle with cancer after many years of fighting the disease. The devoted daughter, sister, aunt and friend was surrounded by her loved ones as well as her dog, Bowie. The family asks for their privacy at this time so they can grieve in peace.”

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‘Families don’t have to match’ – Black couple share their journey to becoming parents of three white children

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Sadie and Jarvis Sampson dreamed of being parents from the moment they met. Unfortunately, their road to parenthood wasn’t an easy one. Getting to that point of their lives where they became a mom and a dad took a number of heartbreaks they needed to deal with. But at the end, it was all worth it.

Sadie shared her life story with Love What Matters and explained how she and Jarvis tried to conceive, but to no avail.

“Ovulation tests, prenatal vitamins, cycle tracking apps, fertility monitors,” the Houston mom said.

“We even tried the unsolicited advice of friends, family, and strangers. For 14 months, we tried, prayed, and waited. Month after month. Negative pregnancy test after negative test. It seemed like we were going to need assistance to conceive. We even went as far as to talk to doctors about it.”

One doctor’s appointment after another, this couple wasn’t offered much help. Everyone advised Sadie to lose some weight before trying to get pregnant again. She took their advice and undergone a gastric surgery losing 28 pounds.

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This seemed like a good start, especially after her OBGYN encouraged her not to give up because now her chances of conceiving were higher.

“She told me that if I wasn’t pregnant within six months then she would refer me to a fertility specialist, because she couldn’t prescribe me the fertility medication,” Sadie explained. “I was over the moon about that. Finally, we got something other than a no! We got a ‘not right now,’ and we were thrilled.”

“I had always felt like I was born to be a mother,” Sadie shared. “My surgeon had taken so much time to warn me about how fertile I would be after surgery, but I still wasn’t pregnant. So, we gave up. We realized that we were only destined to be an aunt and uncle to our nieces, and godparents to our goddaughters.”

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Then, out of the blue, a friend called them on the phone asking if they would be willing to foster a baby of a couple she knew. Both Sadie and Jarvis got excited over the thought to step in for a child in need of help, but were worried that they would get too attached to the little one. Despite that, they agreed to become foster parents.

But then, the caseworker handling the case came with some great news no one expected to hear. She called the Sampsons and said: “The birth mom decided she would like you guys to adopt the child instead.”

“‘Holy crap!!,’ I said aloud,” Sadie recalled of the moment she found out she was going to be a mom.

“We went from not having any children, to the possibility of fostering one, to, ‘You guys are parents!,’ overnight. I listened to the case worker as she talked, still in disbelief. I hung up and called my husband! ‘Babe!! They want us to adopt the baby! They want us to be parents,’ I screamed. ‘Wait! REALLY?! I thought they just wanted us to foster him!,’ he said. ‘Nope! They want us to be his mom and dad,’ I said.”

They didn’t even have the time to prepare for what followed as the mother asked for an independent adoption and was ready to sign the documents in the days that followed.

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The baby was born prematurely, at 33 weeks, and was still at the hospital.

“He literally fit in one of my husband’s hands,” Sadie told Love What Matters.“He was so tiny, swaddled in a white blanket, with pink and blue stripes.”

She added: “He had an NG tube coming out of his nose because he couldn’t eat on his own since he was premature. But my oh my, was he cute!!!”

Once they shared the happy news on social media, their friends and family encouraged them to make a registry. In no time, the new mom and dad were showered with gifts for their bundle of joy.

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On October 2020, beautiful Ezra Lee officially became part of the Sampson family. On the adoption day, they all wore T-shirts which said: “Families don’t have to match.”

The great thing about Sadie and Jarvis is that their story doesn’t end here. In 2021, with the help of embryo donation, they welcomed twin girls Journee and Destinee. Now, this family of five is complete. Both their girls, just like Ezra Lee, are white, and that is what makes this family even more beautiful.

If you want to learn more of their inspiring life story go to the video below.

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Shannen Doherty, ‘Beverly Hills 90210’ star, dies at 53

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Shannen Doherty, star of Beverly Hills, died aged 53 following her nine-year battle with breast cancer.

“It is with a heavy heart that I confirm the passing of actress Shannen Doherty,” her publicist, Leslie Sloane, told People. “The devoted daughter, sister, aunt and friend was surrounded by her loved ones as well as her dog, Bowie. The family asks for their privacy at this time so they can grieve in peace,” Sloane continued.

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Doherty had openly shared her fight with breast cancer, announcing in 2015 that she was receiving treatment. By 2023, she had surgery to remove a brain tumor and revealed that the cancer had metastasized to her bones. The actress, known for her role in the film Heathers, became widely popular on 90210 as Brenda, an honor roll student from Minnesota trying to fit in with her affluent classmates.

Speaking of her diagnosis, Doherty told People in November 2023, “I’m not done with living. I’m not done with loving. I’m not done with creating. I’m not done with hopefully changing things for the better. I’m just not — I’m not done.”

Despite her struggles, she was always determined to continue working. “People just assume that it means you can’t walk, you can’t eat, you can’t work. They put you out to pasture at a very early age —‘You’re done, you’re retired,’ and we’re not,” she said, adding “We’re vibrant, and we have such a different outlook on life. We are people who want to work and embrace life and keep moving forward.”

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Doherty remained a symbol of resilience and courage.

Before her passing, the Charmed star aimed to raise awareness and funds for cancer research, demonstrating that individuals with terminal cancer, like herself, still have much to contribute.

“When you ask yourself, ‘Why me? Why did I get cancer?’ and then ‘Why did my cancer come back? Why am I stage 4?,’ that leads you to look for the bigger purpose in life,” she said.

Doherty maintained a steady career and even explored reality television with the short-lived show Breaking Up with Shannen Doherty and as a contestant on Dancing with the Stars.

In 2019, she joined the TV reboot of Beverly Hills, 90210, reprising her iconic role of Brenda.

Despite being aware of her diagnosis, she kept it hidden from the cast following the unexpected death of her co-star Luke Perry in March 2019 at the age of 52.

She first entered Hollywood as a child star on the TV series Little House on the Prairie.

The actress has recently ventured into podcasting, hosting her own show, Let’s Be Clear whose latest episode was released on July 8.

We are so very sorry for this devastating loss. May she rest in peace.

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