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Charles Manson death: Notable reactions on social media

Charles Manson, the cult leader who led followers to kill actress Sharon Tate and six others, is dead at age 83, the California Department of Corrections said late Sunday. >> Read more trending news Here’s what public figures, celebrities, and other notable people and organizations were saying about his death:


Bill Murray resurrects 'Caddyshack' character in Facebook series about baseball

Bill Murray resurrects 'Caddyshack' character in Facebook series about baseball

Carl Spackler is back. Bill Murray played the hilarious golf course groundskeeper in “Caddyshack,” determined to keep a pesky gopher from ruining his lush fairways. He will play a similar role in “Bill Murray and Brian Doyle Murray’s Extra Innings,” an unscripted series that debuts Monday on Facebook, Entertainment Weekly reported. The show will stream on Mondays...
TMZ: David Cassidy reported to be in critical condition

TMZ: David Cassidy reported to be in critical condition

Entertainment website TMZ is reporting that entertainer David Cassidy is in a Florida hospital in critical condition. TMZ reports that Cassidy, 67, was taken to an undisclosed hospital in Florida on Wednesday, suffering from organ failure.  Cassidy’s representative told E! News Saturday afternoon that Cassidy is “currently conscious and surrounded by family.” Cassidy...
This coffee riddle has baffled the internet – can you solve it?

This coffee riddle has baffled the internet – can you solve it?

You may want to have a cup of joe – or two – before you try to solve this viral puzzle that is baffling social media users. >> Read more trending news If you've checked Facebook or Twitter over the past few days, you've probably seen the image of four coffee cups under a maze of pipes, followed by the question, "Who gets coffee first?" Turns out, the puzzle is easier to...
Lena Dunham slammed for defending 'Girls' producer accused of rape

Lena Dunham slammed for defending 'Girls' producer accused of rape

Social media users are slamming actress and “Girls” creator Lena Dunham after she defended one of the show’s producers, Murray Miller, following allegations that he raped a teen actress, Page Six reports. “Life comes at you fast @lenadunham,” S.E. Cupp tweeted with a screenshot of one of Dunham's previous tweets, which reads, “Things women lie...
'SNL' slams former cast member Al Franken on 'Weekend Update'

'SNL' slams former cast member Al Franken on 'Weekend Update'

"Saturday Night Live" slammed Sen. Al Franken just days after Los Angeles news anchor Leeann Tweeden accused the Minnesota Democrat and former "SNL" cast member of groping and kissing her without her consent during a 2006 USO tour. Colin Jost and Michael Che took aim at the comedian-turned-senator during the show's "Weekend Update" segment. "Thursday is Thanksgiving...
'Project Runway' contestant Wendy Pepper dead at 53

'Project Runway' contestant Wendy Pepper dead at 53

Anne Eustis Pepper Stewart, known as Wendy Pepper, has died at the age of 53, Page Six reports. The “Project Runway” first season contestant “died peacefully" Nov. 12 while "surrounded by her loving family," according to her obituary. The news comes just one month after the death of fellow contestant Mychael Knight, who appeared on Season 3 of the fashion...
Venus Williams' Florida home burglarized, $400,000 in goods stolen during U.S. Open

Venus Williams' Florida home burglarized, $400,000 in goods stolen during U.S. Open

The Florida residence tennis star Venus Williams calls home was burglarized as she played in the U.S. Open in September, according to a Palm Beach Gardens police report released Thursday. Though what was taken from the home at BallenIsles Country Club is redacted from the report, police indicate more than $400,000 worth of items were taken from the residence. Palm Beach Gardens police indicate...
J. Crew apologizes after photo of black model with messy hair sparks controversy

J. Crew apologizes after photo of black model with messy hair sparks controversy

J. Crew is facing criticism after a photo of one of its models and her seemingly unkempt hair surfaced online. The black woman, dressed in a Madewell dress, was photographed with her natural hair messily pulled back in a ponytail. But everyone wasn’t impressed with the look. >> Read more trending news One Twitter user took to the platform to express her disapproval. She uploaded the...
Ann Wedgeworth, 'Evening Shade,' 'Three's Company' star, dead at 83

Ann Wedgeworth, 'Evening Shade,' 'Three's Company' star, dead at 83

Ann Wedgeworth, a stage and television star best known for her roles on "Evening Shade" and "Three's Company," has died at the age of 83. Wedgeworth died Wednesday, according to a family post on Twitter. >> Read more trending news  Wedgeworth first made her mark on Broadway, where she won a Tony for her role in Neil Simon's "Chapter Two," Extra reported...
'The Incredibles 2' trailer released

'The Incredibles 2' trailer released

Fans were given a special treat Saturday as Disney released the long-awaited official trailer for “The Incredibles 2.”  The trailer clocks in at just under one minute long and features baby Jack-Jack testing some of his superpowers. “The Incredibles 2” features the voice work of Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter and Samuel L. Jackson, Entertainment Weekly reported. Disney...
Garth Brooks’ donation helps K99.1FM raise $310,000 for hospital

Garth Brooks’ donation helps K99.1FM raise $310,000 for hospital

Garth Brooks and his fellow county music entertainer wife Trisha Yearwood helped K99.1FM’s “Cares for Kids” Radiothon gather a record $310,713 in its 20th year raising money for Dayton’s Children’s Hospital. Brooks’ and Yearwood’s matching of funds meant each dollar in that hour was quadrupled leading to a total donation of nearly $50,000. It’s the second...
AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young dead at 64

AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young dead at 64

Rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young, the co-founder of the rock ’n’ roll group AC/DC, died Saturday, Rolling Stone reported and the band announced on its website. He was 64. Young had been suffering from dementia for the past three years, which forced his retirement from the band that he founded with his brother Angus Young in 1973. "Today it is with deep heartfelt sadness that...
Louisiana veteran entertains motorists with saxophone

Louisiana veteran entertains motorists with saxophone

A Vietnam War veteran has become a fixture for music lovers in his Louisiana town. Donald Givens plays saxophone for several hours daily in his gazebo at his Monroe residence. His yard is located near the corner of two overpasses and commuters can listen to his daily jam sessions, the News-Star reported. Strangers pull up to his home and ask Givens to play, sometimes handing the 67-year-old money...
Stolen Van Halen guitar returned to Hard Rock Cafe in Texas

Stolen Van Halen guitar returned to Hard Rock Cafe in Texas

A guitar owned by rock ’n’ roll legend Eddie Van Halen worth more than $100,000 was recovered Friday, hours after it was stolen from a Hard Rock Cafe in San Antonio, Texas, KSAT reported. The guitar, nicknamed “Frankenstrat,” had been reported stolen around 1 a.m. Friday. It was returned later in the day, but it is unclear how the restaurant was able to retrieve the instrument...
In the mood for fine family fare? Head over to Collier’s

In the mood for fine family fare? Head over to Collier’s

If you’re in the mood for great family-style cooking in a welcoming spot, we’ve got just the place. Restaurant: Collier’s Family Restaurant Location: 2800 W. First St. (Ohio 41), Springfield Contact: Facebook (Collier’s Family Restaurant) Telephone: (937) 323-5000 Background/Overview: In the early 1970s, this was a Bill Knapp&rsquo...

THE BOOK NOOK: Bizarre circus kidnapping story available in paperback

“Truevine — Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother’s Quest: a True Story of the Jim Crow South” by Beth Macy (Back Bay Books, 421 pages, $17.99) During her time as a newspaper reporter in Roanoke, Va., the writer Beth Macy knew the best story in town but she never had much luck reporting on it. That story involved two brothers from that area who had been kidnapped in 1899...
Serena Williams shares wedding photos in new interview

Serena Williams shares wedding photos in new interview

Tennis icon Serena Williams married Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian in New Orleans Thursday, and gave the first official photos to Vogue magazine to share. The ceremony was in front of 200 guests made up of family and friends -- Venus Williams, Beyonce, Kim Kardashian Anna Wintour, Ciara and the newlyweds’ 2-month-old daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. among them.  Williams detailed her...
Serena Williams marries Alexis Ohanian in New Orleans, reveals wedding dress

Serena Williams marries Alexis Ohanian in New Orleans, reveals wedding dress

Serena Williams is officially a married woman, according to reports. People reported that the tennis legend and her fiance, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, were married Thursday in New Orleans. Reports bubbled this week that the pair was getting married at the Contemporary Arts Center.  E! News reported that the nuptials came two years after Ohanian and Williams began dating. They ...
Aly Raisman calls out sexual assault victim shamers, Gabby Douglas apologizes for response

Aly Raisman calls out sexual assault victim shamers, Gabby Douglas apologizes for response

Aly Raisman is responding to those who blame sexual assault victims. Raisman, who just came forward with her own story of sexual abuse, shared a note on Twitter Friday in which she slammed people who question why victims do not come forward. “Just to be clear… Just because a woman does a sexy photoshoot or wears a sexy outfit does not give a man the right to shame her or not believe her...
The ultimate guide to a budget-friendly Thanksgiving dinner

The ultimate guide to a budget-friendly Thanksgiving dinner

Does Thanksgiving make your mouth water, dreaming of your favorite pumpkin or sweet potato pie recipes? Are you ready to pull out your crowd-pleasing stuffing recipe or are you a cautious cook easing into the kitchen for the first time?  No matter what your culinary skill level, it's easy to make a delicious Thanksgiving meal on a budget. Just follow these simple tips to make these delicious...
JUST IN: Ex-Max & Erma’s springs back to life Monday as ‘MacKenzie River’

JUST IN: Ex-Max & Erma’s springs back to life Monday as ‘MacKenzie River’

The former Max & Erma’s restaurant in front of the Mall at Fairfield Commons in Beavercreek will be reborn Monday, Nov. 20, as MacKenzie River Pizza Grill Pub. “It has been a long road with construction, but we have weathered it and are excited to welcome the community,” James Blystone, vice president of franchising and communication for Glacier Restaurant Group, told this news...
Country music drama ‘Nashville’ will end after season 6

Country music drama ‘Nashville’ will end after season 6

“Nashville” is ending in 2018 after its sixth season. The Tennessean reported that Lionsgate Television Group announced on Nov. 17 that the show’s upcoming sixth season will be its last.  “After more than 120 episodes of unforgettable television, we believe that creatively it is time for the series to come to its triumphant close at the end of the upcoming season...
Jennifer Hudson files for protective order against ex-fiance

Jennifer Hudson files for protective order against ex-fiance

“American Idol” alum and current judge on “The Voice” Jennifer Hudson has obtained a protective order against her now ex-fiancé, David Otunga, after calling it quits on their relationship. >> Read more trending news People magazine confirmed the news with a statement from Hudson’s representative. “They have been in the process of ending their relationship...
Sylvester Stallone rep says sexual abuse allegations are ‘ridiculous, categorically false’

Sylvester Stallone rep says sexual abuse allegations are ‘ridiculous, categorically false’

Sylvester Stallone has been accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl in 1986. According to a report from The Daily Mail, the alleged victim filed a police report and claimed the actor, then 40 years old, sexually assaulted her in a hotel room in Las Vegas. Stallone’s bodyguard, Michael De Luca, was also involved in the assault, the accuser said, according to the report. Stallone...
Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber photographed kissing at hockey game

Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber photographed kissing at hockey game

If a paparazzi photo is any indication, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are together again. TMZ reported that the on-again-off-again couple are very much back on after Gomez was photographed kissing Bieber during one of his weekly hockey games Wednesday night in Los Angeles. Gomez was previously with The Weeknd, but the two broke up after dating for 10 months. People reported in October that distance...
Lady Gaga stops show after seeing fan bleeding in the audience

Lady Gaga stops show after seeing fan bleeding in the audience

Lady Gaga stopped in the middle of a concert to check on a fan who reportedly started bleeding after she was hit in the face -- presumably by accident -- in the middle of the show. People reported that Gaga, who is back on her Joanne World Tour, was in Connecticut when the incident occurred.  “I just looked over and I saw,” Gaga said in a video a fan account posted to Twitter. &ldquo...
15-acre crystal-clear lagoon to be built in Orlando

15-acre crystal-clear lagoon to be built in Orlando

A resort and 15-acre crystal-clear lagoon is being planned for Orlando's Lake Nona development, officials with the Tavistock Development Company said Wednesday. >> Read more trending news Company officials said crews will break ground on the Lake Nona Resort on Lake Nona's southern shore next year. It's expected to open in 2020. The eight-story resort will feature 250 rooms, 80 condominium...
Kids who read ‘Harry Potter’ are less prejudiced and more mature, study says

Kids who read ‘Harry Potter’ are less prejudiced and more mature, study says

Did you read “Harry Potter” books as a kid? You’re a better human being than most, scientists say.  Researchers from universities in Italy published a paper in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology that explored how story reading can be a powerful strategy in improving human attitudes. Many of the fictional groups in “Harry Potter,” including muggles, were...
JUST IN: PETA unveils new Dayton billboard challenging seafood eaters

JUST IN: PETA unveils new Dayton billboard challenging seafood eaters

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has launched a new billboard campaign targeting cities with high concentrations of Long John Silver’s and Captain D’s restaurants — including Dayton. The billboard — located at Needmore Road and Frederick Pike — includes a photo of a fish and the words, “I’m ME, Not MEAT. See the Individual. Go Vegan.&rdquo...
Vans Warped full cross-country tour to come to an end

Vans Warped full cross-country tour to come to an end

All good things must come to an end.  Journeys and Vans have announced that 2018 will be the last full-cross country Vans Warped Tour. For 23 years, the tour has helped launch the careers of acts like Fall Out Boy and My Chemical Romance while bands like Paramore moved from the small stages to the main stage. >> Read more trending news  More than 1,700 bands have toured throughout...
Kevin Spacey allegations: Theater says it received 20 complaints of 'inappropriate behavior'

Kevin Spacey allegations: Theater says it received 20 complaints of 'inappropriate behavior'

A London theater is reportedly looking into numerous allegations of "inappropriate behavior" against actor Kevin Spacey. According to The Associated Press, the Old Vic theater said Thursday that the 20 alleged incidents took place from 1995 to 2013. Spacey, 58, was artistic director there from 2004 to 2015. The theater, which said the allegations followed an investigation into Spacey's...
4 Kenton Ridge grads bring school spirit to Ohio State band

4 Kenton Ridge grads bring school spirit to Ohio State band

The Ohio State University has a little more Springfield supporting the best damn band in the land. Several graduates of Kenton Ridge High School are currently in the famed marching band, which has received multiple accolades over the years and has taken part in presidential inaugurations. It isn’t uncommon for graduates of Springfield-area schools to join the band if they attend the university...
'Titanic' re-release sails to the big screen for film's 20th anniversary

'Titanic' re-release sails to the big screen for film's 20th anniversary

Near, far, wherever you are in the U.S., you can watch the tearjerker “Titanic” on the big screen again or for the very first time. >> Read more trending news  In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the movie starring Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio and a floating piece of door that we still maintain really could have saved DiCaprio’s character, Jack...
WWE releases James Ellsworth

WWE releases James Ellsworth

It’s official: On Wednesday, the WWE announced that it had released SmackDown Live wrestler James Ellsworth. Ellsworth debuted on WWE television in the summer of 2016, where he was promptly destroyed in a match by Braun Strowman. However, Ellsworth’s unique look and “two hands and a fighting chance” line grabbed hold, and the WWE eventually brought him back to work...
Drake stops show, curses out man touching female fans

Drake stops show, curses out man touching female fans

Drake interrupted his show to call out a fan who reportedly got too touchy with some female fans. Billboard reported that the Toronto rapper was in Sydney during his Boy Meets World Tour when he was performing “Know Yourself.” A fan-shot video posted on Instagram Wednesday shows Drake calling out a fan who, according to Drake’s pointed remarks, was repeatedly touching...
Mariah Carey cancels Christmas tour dates due to illness

Mariah Carey cancels Christmas tour dates due to illness

The first few dates of Mariah Carey’s Christmas shows for the year have been canceled. Entertainment Tonight reported that the Queen of Christmas has had to cancel shows in Ontario, California, and Chicago as she has a respiratory infection. “Just in time for the holiday gift-giving season, it seems I've received a present of my own; a lovely upper respiratory infection after last week&rsquo...
Report: Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian set to wed Thursday

Report: Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian set to wed Thursday

According to some reports, Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian will be husband and wife by the weekend. Numerous publications are reporting that the couple plan to wed in front of family and friends in an intimate ceremony in New Orleans. The Daily Mail reported that the nuptials could take place as early as Thursday. If the reports are true, the wedding would come just three months after the couple...
Kate Middleton reveals Prince William had a hard time with fatherhood at first

Kate Middleton reveals Prince William had a hard time with fatherhood at first

The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, reportedly revealed that her husband, Prince William, had a tough time adapting to life as a father. While talking to a single father during a visit to Family Action, a care center for expecting and new parents, Catherine — who is currently pregnant with her third child — reportedly told the father, Billy, that William “did not know...
Carrie Underwood goes into surgery after breaking wrist 

Carrie Underwood goes into surgery after breaking wrist 

Ever since Carrie Underwood’s fall on the steps outside her Nashville area home on Nov. 10, fans have been eager to receive further updates on how the country star is feeling. On Nov. 15, they got some answers. In a tweet, Underwood filled in her fans on what has been happening since she took her nasty tumble. And it’s becoming increasingly evident that this was no small injury. &ldquo...
Dayton actress Allison Janney part of revealing Hollywood ‘abuse culture’ discussion

Dayton actress Allison Janney part of revealing Hollywood ‘abuse culture’ discussion

One of Dayton’s favorite daughters has added her voice to the conversation about the culture of abuse going on in the entertainment industry.  Oakwood-raised actress Allison Janney is among six Hollywood heavy hitters featured in a new article in “The Hollywood Reporter” on the subject that has dominated headlines since news of the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment...
Government pays

Government pays "The Pioneer Woman" $2 million a year to use her massive estate

To her viewers, “The Pioneer Woman” is a relatable homemaker who can whip up a mean steak and also round up the cows they came from, but as it turns out, she also owns a giant chunk of Oklahoma. Ree Drummond, 48, and her husband Ladd own a whopping 433,000 acres of the Sooner State, making them the 23rd largest landowners in the country, according to the Land Report 100. Their...
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