Meghan Markle’s Former ‘Suits’ Co-star Shares Never Seen Before Photos

She may be a duchess, but she’s just Meghan to him.

Meghan Markle’s “Suits” co-star Patrick J. Adams took a walk down memory lane sharing behind-the-scenes photos Monday on his Instagram account from their time on the hit USA Network legal drama series.

Adams played Mike Ross, a street smart college dropout who lands a high-profile legal job under Gabriel Macht’s Harvey Specter (in the middle of a drug deal) despite never having actually gone to law school.

The first photo features Adams in a black-and-white portrait intensely looking at the camera. The caption was simple: “Let’s get serious. Seriously.”

In the next photo shared on his “halfadams” social media account, the 42-year-old Canadian actor and director posted an image of Markle lying upside down on the floor in a white blouse and brown skirt with her bare foot raised in the air. In the photo, she’s seated next to her then co-star Sarah Rafferty, who played Donna Paulsen.

“I miss my friends,” Adams captioned the photo.

Markle, who was not yet the Duchess of Sussex at the time the photo was taken, played Rachel Zane on the series, the on-screen wife of Adams. The couple left the series at the end of Season 7 after their characters got married. They moved to Seattle to run a law firm together that focused on taking class action cases filed against Fortune 500 companies.

In the third and final post, Adams shared five black-and-white portraits of the main cast. In addition to a close-up of Markle, the tribute included images of Macht, Rick Hoffman, Max Topplin and Gina Torres.

The last caption completed Adams’ ultimate sentiment. “Each and every one of them,” he wrote.

“Suits” aired on USA Network from 2011 to 2019 for nine seasons. But it has experienced a resurgence in popularity after it began streaming on Netflix and Peacock in mid-June.

“The amount of exposure that we’ve had since getting on Netflix, I never in a million years could have anticipated,” “Suits” creator Aaron Korsh explained in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter. “A month or two before it went to Netflix, though, I started hearing fromlike, somebody I went to high school with, or my dentist, whoever it was. It would be texts and emails saying that people’s high school- and college-aged kids had seen the scene from the pilot with Harvey [interviewing] Mike on TikTok and had been bingeing the show. So, something was happening even before it started on Netflix, and then Netflix just took it and amplified it by a billion.”  

Korsh also attributes some of the show’s recent popularity to Markle.

“I think why people are tuning into it is a combination of that TikTok thing, there’s no doubt that there’s some curiosity about Meghan, and then Netflix knows how to entice you to watch a television show and then that builds on itself,” Korsh explained. “Now, the reason I think people are responding to it? I don’t think it’s totally different from how I loved ‘Ted Lasso’ when it came out in the pandemic.”

He continued: “I think with the characters in ‘Suits,’ people either see themselves in someone and/or see who they wish they were, and it also has an inherent optimism to it, even though sad things do happen. It’s funny, I took a lot of heat over the years whenever something bad would happen to someone on the show, people really get upset about it. But in this period of time in the world, I think the characters and the underlying base optimism are why people are connecting to the show, and then maybe some of it is tonal because it has drama but also it has humor.”

After Markle filmed her final scenes in November 2017, she and Prince Harry announced their engagement. Many of Markle’s “Suits” co-stars were invited to their May 2018 royal wedding at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.

In his 2023 memoir “Spare,” Harry spoke of his wife’s decision to leave the show.

“Meg packed up her house, gave up her role in ‘Suits.’ After seven seasons. A difficult moment for her, because she loved that show, loved the character she was playing, loved her cast and crew — loved Canada,” Harry explained. “On the other hand life there had become untenable. Especially on set. The show writers were frustrated, because they were often advised by the Palace comms team to change lines of dialogue, what her character would do, how she would act.”

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Jack-In-The-Box Employee Fires Gun at Angry Drive-Thru Customer (Video)

This INSANE footage just surfaced as part of an ongoing lawsuit that a man named Anthony Ramos filed against the fast food chain, due to a 2021 incident that Ramos says was caught on video showing a JITB worker firing bullets after she and Ramos got into it over curly fries.

Essentially, Ramos says he and his family — including his pregnant wife and young daughter — swung by a Houston-area Jack-in-the-Box in March ’21 and ordered a combo meal to go, but when he told the employees he was missing items, things escalated.

The back-and-forth arguing got so intense that Ramos apparently started to chuck some of the food back at the JITB drive-thru crew — which spurred employee Alonniea Fantasia Ford to head back into the recesses of the restaurant, only to return with a pistol in hand.

The surveillance footage Ramos and his legal team obtained in discovery seems to show Ford shooting at least a couple times at Ramos/his car, which speeds away.

Luckily, it doesn’t sound like anyone was hurt, but Ramos is now going after the Jack-in-the-Box, alleging they were negligent in hiring Ford.

Ford’s also reportedly being sued and was reportedly arrested over this as well. Apparently she copped a plea to a deadly conduct charge and already served her sentence. Ramos is seeking at least $250k in damages.


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125 Killed in Gas Station Explosion in Nagorno-Karabakh

At least 125 people were killed and hundreds were injured in an explosion at a crowded gas station in Azerbaijan’s Nagorno-Karabakh region as thousands of ethnic Armenians rushed to flee into neighboring Armenia, the separatist territory’s authorities said Tuesday.

Some 28,000 people — about 23% of the region’s population — have fled across the border since Azerbaijan defeated separatists who have governed the breakaway region for about 30 years in a swift military operation last week, according to Armenia’s government.

Residents of Nagorno-Karabakh scrambled to flee as soon as Azerbaijan lifted a 10-month blockade on the region’s only road to Armenia. That blockade had caused severe shortages of food, medicine and fuel. While Azerbaijan has pledged to respect the rights of Armenians, many residents feared reprisals.

“I think we’re going to see the vast majority of people in Karabakh leaving for Armenia,” said Thomas de Waal, a senior fellow at the Carnegie Europe think tank. “They are being told to integrate into Azerbaijan, a country that they’ve never been part of, and most of them don’t even speak the language and are being told to dismantle their local institutions. That’s an offer that most people in Karabakh will not accept.”

The explosion took place as people lined up to fill their cars at a gas station outside Stepanakert, the region’s capital, late on Monday. The separatist government’s health department said that 13 bodies have been found and seven people have died of injuries from the blast. An additional 290 people have been hospitalized and scores of them remain in grave condition.

The cause of the blast remains unclear, but Nagorno-Karabakh presidential aide David Babayan said initial information suggested that it resulted from negligence, adding that sabotage was unlikely.

Armenia’s health ministry said a helicopter brought some blast victims to Armenia on Tuesday morning, and more flights were expected. The Russian peacekeeping force in Nagorno-Karabakh also provided helicopters to carry victims to Armenia.

Armenian authorities also said that they brought 125 bodies over to Armenia from Nagorno-Karabakh for identification. The country’s Health Ministry clarified that all of those were killed in the fighting last week.

Azerbaijani presidential aide Hikmet Hajiyev said on X, formerly Twitter, that hospitals in Azerbaijan were ready to treat victims, but did not say if any had been taken there. Azerbaijan has sent in burn-treatment medicine and other humanitarian aid, he said.

Azerbaijan also said Tuesday that 30 metric tons (33 U.S. tons) of gasoline and 34 metric tons (37 U.S. tons) of diesel fuel were being sent into the region.

The Azerbaijani military routed Armenian forces in a 24-hour blitz last week, forcing the separatist authorities to agree to lay down weapons and start talks on Nagorno-Karabakh’s “reintegration” into Azerbaijan.

Ethnic Armenians gather in hope to leave Nagorno-Karabakh region for Armenia in the center of Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh on Monday, Sept. 25, 2023.The Armenian government said that more 6,500 Nagorno-Karabakh residents had fled to Armenia as of Monday evening. Moscow said that Russian peacekeepers in Nagorno-Karabakh were assisting the evacuation. (AP Photo/Aspram Avanesyan)

Gasoline has been in short supply in Stepanakert for months, and the explosion further added to the shortages, compounding anxiety among many residents about whether they will be able drive the 35 kilometers (22 miles) to the border.

Cars bearing large loads on their roofs crowded the streets of Stepanakert, and residents stood or lay along sidewalks next to heaps of luggage.

Nagorno-Karabakh authorities asked residents to hold off on leaving in order to keep the road clear for emergency services and said buses would be provided for those who want to leave.

Nagorno-Karabakh was an autonomous region within Azerbaijan under the Soviet Union. Separatist sentiment grew in the USSR’s dying years and then flared into war. Nagorno-Karabakh came under the control of ethnic Armenian forces, backed by the Armenian military, after a six-year separatist war that ended in 1994.

In another war in 2020, Azerbaijan took parts of Nagorno-Karabakh and completely reclaimed surrounding territory that it lost earlier. Under the armistice that ended the 2020 fighting, Russia deployed a peacekeeping force of about 2,000 to the region. Russia’s influence in the region has waned amid its war in Ukraine, emboldening Azerbaijan and its main ally, Turkey.

Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has blamed Moscow, the country’s main ally, of failing to prevent the hostilities, accusations the Kremlin has angrily rejected. The Russian Foreign Ministry retorted, denouncing Pashinyan’s statement as an “attempt to shift responsibility for failures in domestic and foreign policies onto Moscow” and part of efforts to take Armenia out of Russia’s orbit in favor of forging stronger ties with the West.

“The Armenian leadership is making a huge mistake by deliberately attempting to sever Armenia’s multifaceted and centuries-old ties with Russia, making the country a hostage to Western geopolitical games,” the ministry said in Monday’s statement.

It denied allegations that Moscow was fomenting the protests in Yerevan calling for Pashinyan’s ouster.

De Waal predicted that political infighting in Armenia would increase.

“We’re going to see unstable days in Armenia with various forces trying to get rid of Pashinyan and others on the contrary trying to defend him because they fear some kind of Russian-backed attempt to get rid of him,” he said.

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‘8 Mile’ Actor Nashawn Breedlove Dead at 46

Nashawn Breedlove, the actor and rapper who famously battled Eminem in 8 Mile, has died. He was 46. 

A family member told TMZ that Breedlove died in his sleep Sunday at his home in New Jersey. At this point, the cause of death is not known. Rapper Mickey Factz took to Instagram on Monday to share that Breedlove had died, saying Breedlove “will be missed for your tenacity and aggressiveness.”

Breedlove was a rapper who performed under the moniker Ox. He previously belonged to a group called The Now. Some of his previous work includes appearing on the soundtrack for the 2001 comedy The Wash, starring Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, DJ Pooh and comedian George Wallace.

Breedlove, performing as Ox, appeared on the track “Don’t Talk S**t.” The Wash soundtrack also featured D12, the hip-hop collective led by Eminem, as well as Xzibit, who also made a cameo in 8 Mile. 

In 8 Mile, Breedlove’s character, Lotto, belongs to the Free World — a group of six rappers led by Papa Doc, who is portrayed by Anthony Mackie8 Mile was directed by Curtis Hanson and written by Scott Silver. The film is loosely based on Eminem’s life, in which he portrays Jimmy Smith Jr., or B-Rabbit.

Lotto and B-Rabbit have an intense showdown near the end of the film. In the rap battle, Lotto spits, in part, “F**k Lotto, call me your leader / I feel bad that I gotta murder that dude from Leave It to Beaver / I sued to like that show, now you got me in fight-back mode.”

The film stars Eminem, Mekhi Phifer, Brittany Murphy and Kim Basinger. Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” won the Academy Award for Best Original Song and two GRAMMYs for Best Rap Song and Best Male Rap Solo Performance.

The film, whose title is taken from the road (8 Mile Road) that divides the predominantly Black part of Detroit and the predominantly white suburban community where Eminem used to live, was also nominated for three Golden Globe Awards.

Family Says Smuggled Drugs Led to Former NFL Star’s Shocking Death

Two weeks after former NFL star Mike Williams arrived at St. Joseph’s Hospital and a week before he died there, the grandmother and the mother of his daughter contacted Tampa Police.

They said they heard someone had brought him Percocet, a prescription opioid painkiller, the day Williams went into cardiac arrest, according to records obtained by the Tampa Bay Times.

Police declined to provide a copy of the statement, citing an active criminal investigation. But the Times reviewed photographs of the statement from its author, Traci King, grandmother to Williams’ 8-year-old daughter.

“The nature of the crime is under review,” the police department said in an email to the Times.

Three of Williams’ close friends have since shared similar concerns with the Times: That during his stay in the hospital, around the corner from the stadium where he once dazzled roaring crowds as a receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Williams was supplied with drugs by visitors.

Williams’ cause of death is “pending further study,” Chris Wilkerson, spokesperson for the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner’s Office, said in a statement Monday. An initial case summary could not be released because of “an open active criminal investigation,” Wilkerson added.

“I don’t have any information to release and cannot even confirm if this person was in the hospital due to patient privacy laws,” a spokesperson for St. Joseph’s said.

Williams’ loved ones say they fear that unprescribed drug use could have complicated his recovery from the injury, which brought him to the hospital by ambulance and left himpartially paralyzed in late August. Williams died Sept. 12. He was 36.

“People are walking around free, and Mike is dead,” his longtime friend David “Phūj” Thornton said. “It is sad if people (who visited Williams) at his bedside didn’t have his best interests.”

An injury at work

Williams was working for Brandon-based Exodus Electric Corp. at the time of his injury, said Tierney Lyle, the mother of his daughter. When the Times called Exodus Electric Monday, the man who answered the phone confirmed Williams worked there, but declined to provide further details.

Lyle said she believes he was struck in the head Aug. 18. How and why remain unclear.

The day after Williams’ death, the federal government opened a safety inspection case into the electrical servicescompany, records show. There is no mention of Williams in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s online summary of the case. The location of the incident under inspection is listed as: 3625 W. Gandy Blvd #611, a Target in South Tampa.

A spokesperson for the administration said Monday that they were unable to discuss details of an open investigation, including the nature and date of the incident that prompted the case.

Williams thought he had walked away from the August incident with just a headache, Lyle and two of Williams’ friends, Andrew Dixon and Tyshawn Edwards, told the Times. Williams was looking forward to quality time with his daughter, who just turned 8, that weekend.

Severe headaches and blurring vision mounted, they said.

Williams drove with his daughter to a local CVS to buy her candy but, unable to walk, had to remain in the car, Lyle said.

Two days later, Williams’ girlfriend Veronica Ramos dialed 911. Williams’ friends told the Times that by that point, he’d lost feeling below his waist. Ramos declined to comment, asking to be able to mourn in peace.

“Hello,” Williams says in a breathy tone on a recording of the 911call obtained by the Times. Much of the conversation has been redacted by the Hillsborough County Attorney’s Office, though Williams can be heard wailing: “Oh, my God, ma’am, please, please.”

The dispatcher says help is en route. Ten minutes after the call began, a Hillsborough Fire Rescue engine pulled up to the single-family home where Williams and Ramos lived, tucked into a quiet, leafy street in Riverview.

First responders took Williams 16 miles northwest to St. Joseph’s, records show.

Williams spent the days that followed in the intensive care unit, diagnosed with brain lesions and undergoing spinal surgery, said Lyle and other friends who visited him in the hospital.

A long road to recovery

Results from a spinal fluid test revealed a staph infection, for which Williams was placed on antibiotics, said Lyle, 32.

Out of intensive care, Williams was put into a transitional care unit, facing paralysis from the waist down, Lyle said, with the prospect of eight hours of therapy daily for months to come. Doctors said the former Bucs receiver would have to learn to walk again.

A fourth-round pick out of Syracuse in 2010, Williams burst onto the Tampa Bay scene with 65 receptions and 964 receiving yards as a rookie, leading the team with 11 touchdowns.

His final year with the team was marked with trouble. In 2014, his younger brother reportedly stabbed him in the thigh at the palatial Lutz home he wasrenting in a gated community. There were other 911 calls, too,as well as threats of eviction and misdemeanor trespassing charges.

After four seasons with the Bucs, he was traded to his hometown Buffalo Bills. He finished his NFL career spending part of 2016 with the Chiefs in the offseason.

Friends and family told the Times they recognized Williams’ road to health would be long, but that it felt possible. Williams would smile and was able to talk on the phone. They knew him as a fighter, someone who poured every ounce of his being into everything he did.

“He was on his way to recovery,” Lyle said.

Then late Sept. 1, two weeks after the work incident, she learned he’d gone into cardiac arrest. An MRI, Lyle said, revealed he had no brain activity.

Lyle said Williams’ doctor explained he’d gone into respiratory arrest and then cardiac arrest due to low oxygen levels.

The next day,Lyle and her mother say they received a call from Edwards, Williams’ close friend.He’d heard someone had brought pills to St. Joseph’s, which Williams had consumed on top of the prescribed pain medication administered by hospital staff.

Edwards, 33, told the Times he did not witnessed any drug distribution firsthand but said that at one point during his hospital stay, Williams’ asked him: “Can you bring me some Percocet?”

Stunned, Edwards says, he hung up the phone. But someone else, he believes, fulfilled the request.

A star, struggling

Edwards, also from Buffalo, looked up to Williams as a big brother figure.

Introduced by a mutual friend, they clicked instantly. Williams was determined and generous, treating people to gifts and nights out even after his football career and the multimillion-dollar paychecks were over, Edwards said.

He believed Williams was going through a “tough patch,” and had begun leaning on kratom for relief and energy. An herbal substance that can produce opioidlike effects, kratom’s popularity has boomed in recent years. It remains widely available, despite lawsuits and warnings from health authorities.

Edwards suspects someone brought Williams kratom too, delivering it in a soft drink bottle. Two of Williams’ other friends, Thornton and Andrew Dixon,shared similar suspicions with the Times. None say they saw a bottle firsthand and kratom is not mentioned in King’s police statement.

Williams sometimes grew irritable during his hospital stay, friends who visited him told the Times. He also repeated he was in grave pain, voicing dissatisfaction with the hospital’s response.

“Man, I’m having a hard time,” Dixon recalls Williams telling him on the phone one day. “Man, they not doing nothing for me.”

A firefighter with Tampa Fire Rescue, Dixon was on shift one night, bringing a patient to St. Joseph’s. While his lieutenant completed paperwork, he visited the ICU to see Williams again. His skin appeared drained of color, his eyes sunken in their sockets, Dixon said.

“I know that look all too well,” he later told the Times. “I see it all the time in my line of work.”

He leaned over Williams’ bedside, kissed his forehead and whispered into his ear that he loved him.

An incorrect report

Two weeks after Williams arrived at St. Joseph’s, a Spectrum TV station in his hometown of Buffalo erroneously reported Williams had died. The news was picked up by media outlets nationwide, including the Times.

Lyle awoke to these reports, devastated and then perplexed when she learned he was still on life support.

In a room on the hospital’s third floor, she found Williams motionless but alive, connected to a web of tubes that kept breathing for him. She says she saw him slightly stir when he heard his daughter Mya’s voice, blinking and crying but unable to move.

“He knew we were there,” she said later.

The next afternoon, Lyle said, he was taken off the ventilator. That day, Thornton, the longtime friend, visited again. Williams was “a cerebral person,” Thornton said. He recalled a night when Williams worked out Thornton’s signature card trick while the rest of the crowd was stumped.

“Figure out a way to come out of this,” Thornton whispered into Williams’ ear at the hospital. “Just like you figured out my card trick.”

Williams continued breathing on his own for five days before he died.

His friends and family planned a candlelight vigil for him and a balloon release, to be held by the stadium where crowds once cheered his name.

‘NCIS’ and ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ Actor Dead at 90

David McCallum, the gifted actor who starred in the hit 1960s drama “The Man From U.N.C.L.E” as Illya Kuryakin, died on Monday in New York City.

The Scottish star who also rose to fame playing chief medical examiner Donald “Ducky” Mallard on NCIS, was 90.

“We are deeply saddened by the passing of David McCallum and privileged that CBS was his home for so many years. David was a gifted actor and author, and beloved by many around the world,” CBS said in a statement. 

The actor passed “peacefully” of natural causes surrounded by his family at New York Presbyterian Hospital, CBS announced.

The Post has reached out to McCallum’s representatives for comment.

“He led an incredible life, and his legacy will forever live on through his family and the countless hours on film and television that will never go away,” the statement from continued. “We will miss his warmth and endearing sense of humor that lit up any room or soundstage he stepped onto, as well as the brilliant stories he often shared from a life well-lived. Our hearts go out to his wife Katherine and his entire family, and all those who knew and loved David.”

McCallum’s son Peter also shared a statement on behalf of the family.

“He was the kindest, coolest, most patient and loving father. He always put family before self. He looked forward to any chance to connect with his grandchildren, and had a unique bond with each of them,” he said. “He and his youngest grandson, Whit, 9, could often be found in the corner of a room at family parties having deep philosophical conversations.”

The statement continued, “He was a true renaissance man—he was fascinated by science and culture and would turn those passions into knowledge. For example, he was capable of conducting a symphony orchestra and (if needed) could actually perform an autopsy, based on his decades-long studies for his role on ‘NCIS’.”

“After returning from the hospital to their apartment, I asked my mother if she was OK before she went to sleep. Her answer was simply, ‘Yes. But I do wish we had had a chance to grow old together.’ She is 79, and dad just turned 90. The honesty in that emotion shows how vibrant their beautiful relationship and daily lives were, and that somehow, even at 90, Daddy never grew old.” 

McCallum was a staple on “NCIS.” The actor spent all 20 seasons of the crime series playing Ducky, an autopsy expert with a penchant for wearing bow ties. He appeared in more than 450 episodes. The 20th anniversary NCIS marathon on Monday night will now include an “in memoriam” card in remembrance of McCallum.

“For over twenty years, David McCallum endeared himself to audiences around the world playing the wise, quirky, and sometimes enigmatic, Dr. Donald ‘Ducky’ Mallard,” “NCIS” executive producers Steven D. Binder and David North shared in a joint statement.

“But as much as his fans may have loved him, those who worked side by side with David loved him that much more. He was a scholar and a gentleman, always gracious, a consummate professional, and never one to pass up a joke.” 

McCallum spent all 20 seasons of “NCIS” playing Ducky, an autopsy expert with a penchant for wearing bow ties. He appeared in more than 450 episodes.

They added: “From day one, it was an honor to work with him and he never let us down. He was, quite simply, a legend. He was also family and will be deeply missed.”

McCallum was born in 1933 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. After he moved to the United States in 1961, he quickly got his big break in the role of agent Illya Kuryakin in The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” opposite Robert Vaughn who played multilingual spy Napoleon Solo, who spoke German, Russian, Italian, Spanish, Japanese. His performance was well received and he earned two Emmy nominations and a Golden Globe nomination for the role.

“I was out of work and had bills to pay, and [my friend, actor] Charlie Bronson knew that was the case,” McCallum said an interview with The Emmys. “He said, ‘Why don’t we have lunch in the commissary at MGM and we’ll see what happens?’ So we went. When you’re a kid from Glasgow who’s watched movies growing up, and all of a sudden you’re in this cathedral which is the MGM commissary, with all the pictures on the wall and people walking around who you’ve seen on the screen — I just was carried away.”

Pictured her in 1966, “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” star earned two Emmy nominations and a Golden Globe nomination for the role of agent Illya Kuryakin.

“I met Sam Rolfe [creator of “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.”] at that lunch, and I think a seed was planted. I was then called by my agent, who said, ‘You’ve been offered three television series. One is to play Alexander the Great. Another is to play Judas Iscariot’ — I’d just played Judas in ‘The Greatest Story Ever Told’ — ‘And the other is a thing called ‘Solo,’ which is based to a certain extent on the Bond books.’ It wasn’t called Solo in the end because there was a conflict with the Bond rights, so it became ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’”

Callum’s also notably appeared in the films “The Great Escape” and “A Night to Remember.”

McCallum is survived by his wife of 56 years, Katherine McCallum, his daughter Sophie McCallum, his sons Peter, Paul and Valentine McCallum and his eight grandchildren: Julia McCallum, Luca de Sanctis, Iain de Sanctis, Stella McCallum, Gavin McCallum, George McCallum, Alessandro de Sanctis and Whit McCallum.


Man Gored at Spanish Festival in Horrific Incident

A man died from his injuries after he was gored by a bull at a festival in eastern Spain, authorities said.

The Spanish man, who was not named, was gored in his side by a bull called Cocinero during the bull running festival in the town of Pobla de Farnals in Valencia region on Saturday.

He was taken to hospital but died later, officials there said on Sunday.

A second Spanish man was gored in the leg by the same bull and was in a stable condition in hospital, they added.

Bulls are released into the streets and runners dash ahead of them in a tradition played out in more than 1,820 Spanish municipalities every year, according to a recent survey by animal rights groups AnimaNaturalis and CAS International.

Such events remain popular. But many activists say they are dangerous and cruel, and debates over whether they should be abolished have become more heated in recent years.

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Jordan Peterson Calls for a Burger King Boycott

Jordan Peterson has taken aim at Burger King for pulling its ads from video platform Rumble after one of its prominent users, Russell Brand, was accused of rape.

Rumble hosts the podcasts of the British comedian but has refused to follow in the footsteps of its rival, YouTube, which demonetized Brand’s channel following the allegations.

While the fast-food chain has not revealed the exact reasons behind the move, many linked it to the accusations against Brand. Other companies to also pull advertising from Rumble include online clothing retailer ASOS and Hello Fresh.

But Peterson was not impressed with the move and shared his thoughts on X, formerly known as Twitter.

“That includes@BurgerKing. For those of you who care to know. Maybe eat at the other place. For a while,” he wrote on a retweet of an article about businesses pulling their ads from Rumble.

The psychologist previously weighed in on the allegations against Brand, taking particular aim at U.K public broadcaster the BBC, where Brand previously worked, which said it was launching an “urgent” investigation into the allegations.

“It’s a bit late for ‘Urgently’ But it sure is Convenient,” he wrote on Twitter, pointing out some of the accusations date back to 2006.

As part of a joint-investigation, the Dispatches program on the U.K’s Channel 4 and newspapers, The Times and The Sunday Times spoke to four women who accused of Brand of various crimes including rape, sexual assault and emotional abuse between 2006 and 2013.

Brand made a video about the claims before the program went to air saying his relationships have been “always consensual” and that he strongly denies “these very serious criminal allegations.”

The comedian went on to blame the “mainstream media,” which he claimed was making a coordinated attack on him.

“These allegations pertain to the time when I was working in the mainstream, when I was in the newspapers all the time, when I was in the movies, and as I’ve written about extensively in my books I was very, very promiscuous,” Brand said in the video posted to his social media.

One of the women interviewed for the investigation said she was 16 years old and still in school when Brand began a relationship with her when he was in his early 30s.

The victim alleged Brand was emotionally abusive and controlling, and even referred to her as “the child” during their roughly three-month relationship. She also described an incident where she had been forced into a sexual act and was asked to sit in a bath for hours until he came home, even though the water had turned cold.

Passengers Stuck Upside Down on Amusement Park Ride (Video)

Theme park guests were left hanging after an upside-down ride became stuck for nearly half an hour on Saturday.

The tears of several of the dangling passengers rolled right back into their eyes as they hung from at the Lumberjack swinging axe ride in Canada’s Wonderland in Vaughan, Ontario around 10:40 p.m., the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reported.  

Horrifying social media footage shows the pendulum ride full of thrill-seekers stuck upwards at a 180-degree angle after a malfunction caused the ride to stop in its tracks.

Guests reported losing feeling in their feet as they dangled upside down above the popular amusement park, which had become “inverted,” according to the outlet.

The ride was brought down by 11:05 p.m., park officials told CBC.

When the ride suddenly came to a halt, Spencer Parkhouse, 11, and his 15-year-old sister Mackenzie Parkhouse, thought it was part of the experience.

But when ambulances arrived below them, they realized something terrible had happened.

“[I was] just like feeling — when are we going to drop down? Are we ever going to drop down?” Spencer told CBC.

While dangling, Spencer saw a panicked rider vomit while he and his sister both felt their legs go numb.

For Spencer, his first opportunity to experience a “big ride” at the park left him traumatized, as the ride had to finish once workers fixed it, instead of just allowing the guests to disembark.

“The ride had to still finish. So the ride kept going and we’re all like, ‘No, please, I don’t want to get stuck again,” he recalled. 

Mackenzie said once they were off the ride, the park staff checked guests for injuries and asked if anyone had passed out or thrown up.

“I’m just thinking, like next time I go to Canada’s Wonderland, am I going to go on these big rides? Because now I’m scared to go on them,” she said.

Two riders reported chest pain and were seen by the park’s health center before being released, the theme park said.

“Guests were unloaded safely and assessed by first aid staff before being released back into the park,” the park said in a statement.

“The safety of our guests is always our first priority.”

The Lumberjack ride opened in 2018 and features two axe-shaped pendulums that reach up to 75ft, according to Canada’s Wonderland.

Lumberjack’s “face-to-face seats let guests interact with one another and watch the terror on their friends’ faces as they loop round and round,” according to the park’s promotional material.

The ride was closed Sunday as park officials investigated what caused the malfunction.

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UK Footballer Heartbroken as Wife Dies Months After Wedding

A professional footballer, Josh Vickers, has been left heartbroken after his wife died just three months after their wedding.

The former Arsenal star, 27, tied the knot with his wife, Laura, back in June. However, tragedy has since struck for the young couple after she passed away last week.

Vickers has since taken to Instagram earlier today (September 24) to share a heartfelt statement about Laura to his fans.

The footballer began: “I have written and unwritten this so many times and still can’t find the right words to say and don’t know if I ever will.”

The footballer went on to explain his lost wife to a ‘long battle against cancer’ on Tuesday evening (September 19).

The tribute continued: “Laura is the strongest, bravest and most loving person I have ever met.”

“Even though everything she was going through, she continued to smile, never letting anything get in the way of having a good time and making a lifetime of memories.”

“We have cried, laughed and danced our way through some tough times.”

Vickers continued, saying he will ‘cherish every moment’ the pair spent together from the ‘the first time’ they met to the moment she ‘peacefully passed’.

“I know that you will be looking down on me and continuing to inspire me every day,” he added.

The Derby goalkeeper concluded: “Thank you to everyone that has supported myself and both families through this incredibly difficult time.”

“Truly fortunate to have the most amazing family and friends!”

“I Love You Always & Forever.”

The Derby team has since let their fellow teammate know he’s in their thoughts, after holding up his ‘Vickers 31’ shirt during yesterday’s match against Carlisle after he missed the game for personal reasons.

“We’re all with you mate,” wrote Derby forward Martyn Waghorn on Instagram.

Arsenal’s official Instagram page commented under Vickers’ post: “We’re all thinking of you, Josh.”

Michelle White, the photographer who captured the image Vickers uploaded as a tribute for Laura, penned: “My heart is truly broken for you.

“I can’t imagine the heartache you’re feeling. Your beautiful wedding day, your wonderful wife and the love you both had for one another will forever be one that I’ll always remember.”

She added: “Thank you for allowing me to capture the most special day, and as many memories we squeezed into that day! I am truly grateful I could do this for you.

“Sending you all the love and strength in the world. Rest well our beautiful girl.”

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