‘Unbelievably grim’ Dan Walker reacts to Texas shooting as 21 dead in school massacre | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Taking to the micro-blogging site, the Channel 5 presenter shared an article which detailed the school massacre.

In view of his 759,000 followers, he captioned the post: “How unbelievably grim.”

The on-screen broadcaster later reacted to a post shared by New York Times reporter Maggie Aster, who compared the shooting to Sandy Hook elementary school shooting in 2012.

A 20-year-old gunman shot and killed 26 people in Connecticut.

Michael Jackson’s horrific abuse of animals at Neverland Ranch detailed – ‘he hated them’ | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Warning: This article contains details of animal abuse that some readers may find distressing.

Michael Jackson died in 2009 under a cloud of allegations that he abused children at his Neverland ranch. The King of Pop hid his activities from the world at the sprawling 2,700-acre estate in rural California, which was raided by police in 2003. Two years later, the singer was found not guilty of all charges by a jury after a 14-week sexual abuse trial. However, dark tales of Neverland have persisted long after the singer’s death, including that animals were also abused on the site.

Jackson kept 50 species in a collection of more than 130 exotic pets in a zoo at his Neverland Ranch.

The musician’s menagerie included giraffes, elephants, tigers, llamas, parrots and a boa constrictor.

A recent ITV documentary, ‘Searching for Michael Jackson’s Zoo with Ross Kemp’, has looked into the zoo.

Presenter Ross Kemp looks at how the animals were treated, speaking to leading experts about Neverland.

Animal rights campaigner Carole Davis tells him how the conditions the creatures were in at the site were “no fairy tale”.

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In the programme, Ross asks the expert for her general assessment of the zoo at the Neverland Ranch.

She says: “Animals were incarcerated there and so, Neverland seems like a fairy tale kind of a place.

“But it was no fairy tale for the animals living there. No fairy tale at all.”

Throughout his decades-long musical career, Jackson carefully curated an image as an animal-lover.

The star made reference to his love of nature in ‘Earth Song’, and paraded about with Bubbles, his iconic pet chimpanzee.

“And that is that one can be a real fan of Michael Jackson’s fantastic music and also hold in one’s head the idea that Michael Jackson hated animals.”

Ross adds that in some of the footage, Jackson looks like he shows genuine affection for his exotic pets.

Carole replied: “It is wrong to own wild exotic pets.

“They don’t belong in cages. They don’t belong in captivity. He made it look like it was OK to do so. He was wrong.”

She added: “You could see where they had rubbed themselves up against the cages. You could see that there was no way out.

“You could see that it was dark, that it was dreary, that it was bleak. You could also see that it was the furthest thing from where these animals should be in either their natural habitat in the wild and if that’s not possible, in a sanctuary.”

‘Searching for Michael Jackson’s Zoo with Ross Kemp’ is available to stream on ITV.

Ice-T Addresses Criticism of Putting 6-Year-Old Daughter in a Stroller

Ice-T‘s response to parenting shamers is cold as ice.

The “Mind Over Matter” rapper and his wife, Coco Austin, received major backlash for letting their 6-year-old daughter, Chanel, ride around in a stroller while on a trip to Atlantis Bahamas, and CNN even covered the story.

“Lol… CNN? Really?” the rapper wrote in a May 24 tweet. “MFs ain’t got shit else to talk about.. F em all. Smh. Lol.”

The social media uproar began when Coco posted a mirror selfie with her family during their trip to the Caribbean. In the group picture, Chanel can be seen looking unamused while seated in a stroller.

“Chanel is so over it unless theres something cool to see.. Her face transitions instantly,” she wrote on her May 22 post. In the next photo, the little girl is indeed all smiles as she stands in front of an ornate sculpture with Mom.

And while it seems the family was simply enjoying their time together, some fans in the comment section couldn’t push past their parenting choice.

Chris Evans, LeBron James & More Speak Out After Texas School Shooting

Meghan McCain: God help us and help Uvalde, Texas. God help the the victims and their loved ones and pray for their souls hard right now. God help our sick country. God have absolute mercy on all of us. There is pure, unadulterated evil in this world. 

Josh Gad: We as a nation care more about celebs fighting in court than children dying in classrooms. And to everyone who claims to be pro life, where is your compassion for the children who die every f–king week in this nation by the military grade guns you cherish? 

Bette Midler: WHAT IN GOD’S NAME ARE WE DOING?  THIS HAS GOT TO CHANGE!  THIS NATION IS FULL OF PEOPLE WHO CANNOT CONTROL THEIR WORST IMPULSES AND THE INNOCENT ALWAYS PAY THE PRICE!  DON’T SAVE FETUSES ONLY TO HAVE THEM DIE AT SCHOOL BECAUSE YOU LOVE YOUR GUNS MORE THAN LIFE!  FOR SHAME!!

Hillary Clinton: Thoughts and prayers are not enough. After years of nothing else, we are becoming a nation of anguished screams. We simply need legislators willing to stop the scourge of gun violence in America that is murdering our children.

Barack Obama: Across the country, parents are putting their children to bed, reading stories, singing lullabies—and in the back of their minds, they’re worried about what might happen tomorrow after they drop their kids off at school, or take them to a grocery store or any other public space. Michelle and I grieve with the families in Uvalde, who are experiencing pain no one should have to bear. We’re also angry for them. Nearly ten years after Sandy Hook—and ten days after Buffalo—our country is paralyzed, not by fear, but by a gun lobby and a political party that have shown no willingness to act in any way that might help prevent these tragedies. It’s long past time for action, any kind of action. And it’s another tragedy—a quieter but no less tragic one—for families to wait another day. May God bless the memory of the victims, and in the words of Scripture, heal the brokenhearted and bind up their wounds.

An Estimate of Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker’s Wedding Costs

Wardrobe and Glam

Outfits: The Kardashians and Jenners wore Dolce & Gabbana throughout the weekend. If you were to wear a different outfit from the fashion house every day for three days, we’d guess you could tally up to a minimum of $10,000 per person. If we were to use this figure and assume 20 people wore these outfits, that could be about $200,000.

Kourtney’s Wedding Gown: The bride wore a silk-lace-and-satin corseted gown by Dolce & Gabbana. While the cost of her ensemble has not been revealed, Kim’s Givenchy Haute Couture gown designed by Riccardo Tisci had an estimated cost of up to $500,000, according to People

Glam: Glam can be expensive, with estimated house call rates for hair and makeup coming in at about $1,000 each per person. If 15 people were to get both services, that could add up to about $30,000.

Additional Wedding Costs 

Wedding Planner: Celebrity wedding planners also come with a cost. If you wanted David Tutera for instance (although he did not plan Kourtney and Travis’ wedding), you would have to pay around $50,000, according to Bridal Guide

Wedding Photographer: While he wasn’t Kourtney and Travis’ wedding photographer, Italy-based photographer Jules Bower says costs for a wedding photographer in Italy can be about $16,033.95.

Activities

Yachting: Before and after Kourtney and Travis said “I do,” the couple enjoyed some relaxation on board a yacht. Want to also go yachting as a post-wedding activity? While we don’t know how much their specific boat cost, a 50-meter luxury yacht can cost $200,000 to $225,000 a week, according to CharterWorld. If you wanted two boats, that could add up to $450,000.

The total for these guesstimates (on the high end): under $3.5 million. 

ABCDEF…OMG! 

John Cleese blasts Boris Johnson ‘Shouldn’t have a chancer like this running our country!’ | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

John Cleese, 82, has taken to Twitter, in view of his 5.7 million followers, to share his anger following images that have emerged which appear to show Boris Johnson drinking at an event during a Covid lockdown. In response to a tweet describing how a Downing Street security guard was reportedly mocked when they tried to stop a party, John slammed the Prime Minister.

The Monty Python star said: “We should not have a chancer like this running our country.”

The actor, comedian and screenwriter has previously shared anti-Conservative Party feelings on his social media accounts.

The Met Police confirmed Thursday they had concluded their investigation into partying inside Government buildings during the lockdown.

They had issued 126 fines in total.

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John wrote: “I assume the upper-class Twit of the decade, Rees-Mogg, was satisfied when he learned that Sadiq Khan’s flights to and from the US were paid for by the airline.

“No surprise, since he had no problem with the 40 thousand pounds of taxpayers’ money that Johnson’s delegation had cost.”

Rees-Mogg referred to Khan as “swanning off” around the world.

He added that the move was “tough on taxpayers.”

How This Is Us Ended After Six Seasons

“That’s what we’re doing, collecting these little moments,” Jack said. “We don’t recognize them when we’re in them because we’re too busy looking forward. Then we spend the rest of our lives looking back trying to remember them, trying to be back inside them.”

Back at his mother’s funeral, Randall struggled to remember the wise words of his father.

“It all just feels so pointless,” he told his own daughters. “I spent my entire childhood worried about losing her. Spent the last decade abjectly terrified of it. Now she’s gone, and yet the birds chirp on. I notice that I’m hungry. Five minutes ago, I thought about work. Tomorrow I’ll shower. It just all feels so pointless.”

In Randall’s despair, however, came a rebirth. His daughter Deja (La Trice Harper) told her father that she was having a boy, and that she’d be naming him William, after Randall’s biological father.

After the memorial service, the Big 3 sat down together one last time and plotted out their futures: Kate wanted to commit herself to creating music schools for the visually-impaired, Kevin wanted to focus on his non-profit and, with his mother’s legacy in mind, Randall vowed to jump head first into his Presidential campaign.

Fried Oreos or bust.

This Is Us Creator Compares Finale Moment to Sopranos

An ending fit for Tony Soprano!

After six seasons with the Pearson family, This Is Us came to a close on May 24. In a press conference for the NBC drama series, creator Dan Fogelman compared one specific part of the finale to the infamous ending of The Sopranos—where Tony Soprano sits in a diner with his family, when a possible hit man enters the restaurant with the scene cutting to black. 

So, you can understand our confusion when Fogelman compared the loving family drama with the HBO mob hit. Nonetheless, the creator said that “Randall’s political journey ahead of him” could be comparable to the open-ended twist of the Sopranos series finale.

In the This Is Us‘ series finale, Randall (Sterling K. Brown), who is now a senator, decides to head to Iowa following a request by the Democratic National Committee. Fogelman explained that the unknown surrounding Randall’s political career “is probably the closest we come in the show to Sopranos going to black at the end of the episode.”

“You’re left to choose your own adventure as to what you think happened with him,” he continued. “I think it’s up to the audience to decide what they think happens next with Randall.”

Wynonna Judd Vows She’ll “Continue to Sing” After Mom Naomi’s Death

Naomi Judd‘s legacy will continue to live on through Wynonna Judd‘s voice.

In an Instagram post shared on May 24, Wynonna not only revisited her past promise that she will continue to sing after her mother’s death but made good on the vow by releasing a new collaboration with Waxahatchee.

“In the midst of everything that has happened, I said that I would continue to sing,” Wynonna wrote. “So, here I am.”

Wynonna explained that the new track bloomed after she met Katie Crutchfield, the singer who founded the solo musical project Waxahatchee.

“I met @waxa_katie last year and we connected immediately,” she wrote. “We recorded ‘Other Side’ in the studio here on the farm and it was one of my favorite recording experiences ever. I’m thankful for the opportunity to sing with the next generation of greatness.”

The song comes nearly a month after Wynonna and her sister, Ashley Judd, shared the devastating news that their mother had passed away at the age of 76.

Olivia Munn Thanks Mindy Kaling for “Invaluable” Mom Advice

Olivia Munn isn’t experiencing late nights with her son Malcolm thanks to wise words from fellow mom Mindy Kaling.

On May 24, the Magic Mike actress gave a shout-out to the former The Office star in an Instagram post celebrating the last six months with Malcolm, who she shares with boyfriend John Mulaney. Sharing a photo of herself cuddled up with the smiling newborn, Olivia wrote, “6 months ago today Malcolm made me his mama. It’s so much fun getting to know him.”

When went on to note that Malcolm “sleeps through the night 12 hours straight” and thanked Mindy—who is mom to 4-year-old daughter Katherine and 20-month-old son Spencer—for “sharing your invaluable, trusted and vetted resources.”

Elsewhere in her post, she credited Jimmy Kimmel and his wife Molly McNearney as the reason behind Malcolm trying peanut butter for the first time. 

“He loves meeting people, he loves his best friend Penny and thinks she’s hysterical,” Olivia penned of her son, adding, “he LOVES when we read him books, he lets out a squeal and kicks his legs whenever his daddy comes home.”