The Russian “Sex Doll” Race

After a nine-year hiatus, the infamous “Russian Sex Doll Race” has returned! Officially it is known as the “Bubble Baba Challenge.” The world’s most raucous race involves a river race in which participants use a beloved sex doll to ride the rapids.

According to locals, the tradition began “as a joke at a party where the men got drunk, and the women didn’t show up,” said founder Dmitry Bulavinov.

Racers and their inflatable playmates came to compete from 2003 to 2011 on the Losevsky threshold in the Leningrad region, but the event was put on hold in 2012, supposedly for “construction and administrative reasons.” 

But this year, the totally inappropriate – and therefore fun – event returned. Around 500 men and women jumped into the Losevsky Rapids on the Vuoksi River with their blow-up babes over the weekend of June 26. Though technically still banned, the intrepid racers and the rubberized partners ignored the red tape and off-limits signs to hilariously wade through the water on dolls, despite the efforts of authorities to forbid the bawdy event.

Ahead of the contest, there were complaints of traffic problems as cyclists rode to the event carrying the inflatable dolls on their bikes. 

“It’s a highlight of the summer,” said one male swimmer clutching his sex doll.

Baba in Russian can mean “countrywoman,” but is sometimes used in a sexually derogatory way.

The organizers say the event is back for good. Do you think that you might want to participate next year? You can. All you have to be is over 16, able to swim, and sober Alcohol tests are administered before the race, so they actually take that last requirement seriously. And don’t worry if you don’t have your own sex doll, or if you do and care too much about her to use her in this way, event organizers say they buy the blow-up dolls in bulk before the race and rent them out to qualifying participants.

As to why the organizers of Baba Bubble decided to return this year after accepting the ban for so long was because people needed some good old fashioned fun after the long battle with COVID-19, and June 26 marked the 50th anniversary of the Vuskova water festival, which was also revived over the weekend.

While we don’t know who won – or what the prize was, but everyone seemed to have a blast and was happy for this odd tradition to return. The New York Post uploaded some great footage of the event if you would like to see for yourself what all the buzz is about.

As news and images of the bizarre sex doll race “blow up” on social media, it’s probably only a matter of time till we see this activity spreading to the US!

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New Charges for Doomsday Cult Leader Lori Vallow Daybell

“Doomsday cult mom” Lori Vallow Daybell, who earlier this year was deemed mentally unfit for trial in the deaths of her two children and her new husband’s ex-wife, has been indicted on a new count of conspiracy to commit murder first-degree in the death of her ex-husband.

Lori Vallow Daybell, along with her current husband Chad Daybell, were charged earlier this year in Idaho with murder and conspiracy, among others offenses, in connection with the deaths of several people, including Lori’s two youngest children. Lori was later also indicted in Phoenix, Arizona, on a charge of conspiring to murder her ex-husband.

In May, Daybell was declared to be mentally unfit to stand trial.

According to local Fox News affiliate FOX 10, Phoenix, a Maricopa County grand jury indicted Daybell in connection with the 2019 death of Charles Vallow in suburban Phoenix. The two-page indictment alleges that Daybell conspired with her brother, Alexander Cox, to kill Vallow. 

Cox did fatally shoot his brother-in-law in a home in Chandler, Ariz., on the same day he had conspired with Daybell to do so in July 2019, but he claimed self-defense and died four months later. 

Vallow had been seeking a divorce from Daybell at the time. He said that Lori had been exhibiting bizarre behavior, telling the divorce court that  Lori believed she was a God-like figure who was supposed to usher in the end times.

Investigators had recommended an additional charge in connection with her ex’s death in the Phoenix suburb ahead of her competency hearing. Police had been pushing for charges since at least August 2020.

“Complex, difficult cases of this nature take time to properly investigate and solve,” County Attorney Allister Adel said in a statement to FOX10. “I appreciate the tremendous number of hours the dedicated officers of the Chandler Police Department have invested, and my office is equally committed to bringing those responsible for Charles Vallow’s death to justice.”

The complex cases against Daybell and her current husband, Chad Daybell, has spanned almost four years and a handful of states, involving her two dead children and a pair of slain ex-spouses, and a possible accomplice brother who died before the entire conspiracy came to light.

In 2018, while each still married to their exes, the two began dating, and within months, the romance took a macabre twist. Joshua “JJ” and Rylee Ryan Vallow, ages 7 and 17, were reported missing in January 2019.

Chad Daybell has also been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his ex-wife, Tammy Daybell, weeks before he married Lori Vallow. Soon after, Cox shot and killed Lori’s ex, Charles.

The two have maintained their innocence.

The new charge is a Class 1 felony. What will happen to Lori next is unclear.

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The Murder Gracie Spinks

Michael Sellers is believed to have attacked Miss Spinks as she tended her horse before killing himself. Friends and neighbors who knew Sellers have since come forward and described him as a “weirdo” and a “perverted stalker.” One described him as a “creepy-looking” loner who could not make eye contact.

Neighbors have also now revealed he would use binoculars to spy on women. Sellers is thought to have become obsessed with Miss Spinks while they worked at Chesterfield e-commerce firm Xbite Ltd.

This week, his neighbors spoke to the local Derbyshire press about his odd behavior. One, who asked not to be named, said, “I found him a little strange. He would never speak or give you eye contact if he saw you in the street. He would spy on people from his parents’ home, especially women. I’m convinced I once caught him looking at me through a pair of binoculars.”

The unnamed source went on, “A friend told me she thought he had followed her once. It was really creepy behavior. He wasn’t a bad-looking lad – just odd. It’s terrible what happened.”

Another neighbor said, “I always said he was a little strange. He’d never speak to anyone but just stare. It’s scary that someone living so close to us could have murdered that woman.”

Another neighbor said, “I have a daughter, and I’m glad he didn’t speak to her.”

One of his co-workers said of Sellers, “He was strange. He became very weird at work, going like blank and staring at people. The women became wary of him. Hardly anyone liked him. He was a real loner.”

Sellers, 35, is thought to have fatally attacked Miss Spinks, 23, as she tended to her horse, Paddy, at a farm in Duckmanton, on Friday, June 18.

Shortly after her body was found, he was discovered dead in fields half a mile away.

Friends have told how Sellers became obsessed with Miss Spinks following a date and continued to turn up at the stables. She contacted police to say she was being stalked by Sellers. Derbyshire police are now being investigated by the UK’s Independent Office for Police Conduct over the contact they had with her prior to her death.

According to the Daily Mirror, one of Miss Spinks’ work friends claimed, “It’s going around that she had a stalker who was totally obsessed with her. He wouldn’t take no for an answer, so she got a restraining order out against him.”

In a heartbreaking tribute, Miss Spinks’ mother, Alison Heaton, wrote on Facebook, “My beautiful daughter Gracie taken away from me, her dad and brother and sister and everyone who loved and cared for her.”

Mrs. Heaton added broken heart and crying emojis and changed her Facebook profile picture to a photo of her daughter with a pink frame stating, “Stop violence against women, justice for women.”

Heaton wants people to support a petition to be sent to Prime Minister Boris Johnson calling for a “Gracie’s Law” demanding harsher punishment for stalkers, especially those who threaten a woman’s life.

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Viral Video Proves Aliens Are Among Us

A viral video has been making the rounds that pretty clearly shows what is known in UFO circles as a “gray” alien walking in front of the camera. The video that shows a “strange figure” walking down a road in Jharkhand, India, has sparked a frenzy on social media.  

Chilling footage of what is now being called the “Jharkhand alien” has been shared thousands of times on Twitter. The video emerged after a group of motorcyclists appeared to film a mysterious figure walking down a poorly lit road in Jharkhand, a state in eastern India. At first glance, UFO enthusiasts have claimed, the tall and slender figure appears to resemble a character straight out of an X-file episode. The viral video clip shows the figure emerge from the dark, illuminated by the front lights of the group’s motorcycles.

The bikers seem to approach the figure with some degree of trepidation, and they can be heard talking to one another. At one point towards the end of the brief clip, the figure turns around and looks at the group before continuing down the road and into the darkness.

The video has sparked a number of bizarre theories, with some claiming it was a ghost and others suggesting it was an alien visitor.

Ashutosh Gautam, the person or posted the original video to Twitter, even tagged NASA in the tweet in a bid to share the video far and wide.

Scott Waring, a popular UFO hunter, and conspiracy theorist has weighed in on the bizarre clip, unsurprisingly claiming the figure is an alien. He analyzed the footage on his UFO blog,, where he frequently posts questionable pictures and videos of UFO reports from around the globe.

He said of the “Jharkhand alien,” “A strange figure was seen…resembling an alien or ghostly figure was recorded along a road in India this week. Motorists were riding past when one motorcyclist with a helmet cam recorded a strange figure walking carelessly along the road.”

Waring continues, “The figure looks human enough. However, its arms are 20 percent longer than humans. The whitish figure looks to be wearing a skin-tight outfit, or they are nude.”

Waring went on to claim aliens have finally taken a step towards revealing themselves to us – but he fears the bikers squandered the opportunity. He added, “Aliens are getting closer and closer; my advice when you see one, stop and chat with it. Perhaps it wanted to give the cure to COVID to someone, but no one would approach it.”

Concluding his analysis, Waring said, “Perhaps it wanted to give them the secrets to immortality, and yet, no one cared enough to approach it and greet the alien.” 

However, others seem to think that the video is something a little more down to Earth, if not still somewhat unusual – a very skinny nude woman taking a stroll. In fact, since the video has gone viral, one of the men who was there and actually shot the video contacted a local Indian news channel and told them that is exactly what it was, not an alien, not a ghost, but a very naked lady!

Deepak, one of the men, told Jan Doot News that he and his friend were returning to Seraikela when they spotted the strange woman walking naked. While they were initially scared by the sight and continued on their way, they returned a few minutes later to film the woman.

“It was a lady walking down the road without clothes… The clip circulating online is 30-second long. I have the full video of one and a half minutes,” said Deepak in Hindi.

He also told the reporter that the video was not filmed in Hazaribagh, as has been widely claimed online, but in Seraikela in Kharsawan district.

“We were returning to Seraikela from Chakradharpur after attending a funeral of a friend’s mother. We got scared when we first saw the woman and stopped at a shop near the highway. When a few others reached the spot, we asked if they too saw the woman. She was not a witch. She was a woman, and this was also confirmed by other passers-by,” said Deepak.

As of now, there is no information as to who the woman was and why she was walking in the nude. Local authorities say the matter is under investigation.

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A Black Bear Bandit is Responsible for Multiple Vehicle Break-Ins

Police in Thornton, NH, could “bearly” believe their eyes when they found out “who” was responsible for a series of car break-ins in a usually quiet neighborhood. 

Surveillance video helped police get to the bottom of a series of vehicle break-ins in the town of Thornton. But they were quite surprised when home security footage revealed that the bandit was a black bear! The bear was caught red-handed, or should that be red-pawed? Opening the door of a vehicle and then crawling inside.

Police believe the bear was rummaging for food and that the bear is responsible for damaging other vehicles. Police warned residents to remove food from their vehicles to avoid enticing the bear.

The good news is the criminal is unarmed and probably not dangerous. Officials say that making loud noises is usually enough to send a black bear scampering away. 

This particular brown bear was clever enough to open the car doors and search for food. The animal was unharmed in the incidents.

This isn’t the only incident of a bear carjacking that has graced headlines in the past few weeks. Earlier this month, an art teacher from Houston County got the shock of her life after coming face to face with a black bear that had managed to get itself trapped in her car.

It’s never a good idea to leave your car unattended while you are journeying through the woods in the countryside of the United States. For starters, your car might get robbed or damaged by passing vehicles. However, the strongest possibility is that it might be noticed by wild animals.

Mary Jane Yarbrough, a teacher at Warner Robins High School in Houston County, said she was in disbelief when she saw the animal locked inside her parked car. Unfortunately for her, the bear had rummaged so aggressively, the interiors of her car were in shambles.

Last year, a group of friends filmed the moment when a fully-grown bear made his way through the woods and approached their unattended vehicle, which was parked in the middle of a winding road. A few seconds later, the bear got frisky and managed to pull open the front door of the vehicle.

Earlier this month, a California teen, Hailey Morinico, made headlines when she warded off a black bear that was attempting to jump her fence and attack her dogs.

While none of these encounters between humans and bears ended in any harm to the bear or the people involved, other cases were not so lucky. Wildlife experts nationwide say that encounters between bears and humans are on the rise as homes continue to encroach on the bear’s habitats. Some of these encounters end tragically – for the animals. 

In May of this year, a bear was shot and killed by authorities in the backyard of an Oregon homeowner. “We’re not surprised that bears are on the move. We’ve known that for a long time,” said Micah Holmes of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. “The only surprising thing was it was in someone’s backyard.”

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The UFO from the Pentagon Report was Recently Seen Over England

The anxiously awaited report to Congress from the Pentagon on what it knows about UFOs has been completed. Unfortunately, it provided no bombshells and few real answers about the leaked footage of the military’s ongoing encounters with unidentified aerial phenomena, or UAPs, more commonly referred to as UFOs. Are they hiding the truth?

The very same “Tic Tac” UAP’s that were at the heart of that report have been seen over England!

The now infamous UFO, which U.S. Navy pilots said looked like a “white Tic Tac,” spotted is back – but this time, it’s floating over England.

Pictures of the notorious UFO, which was first seen in leaked footage shot by the wing cams of Former U.S. Navy pilot Cmdr. David Fravor, while on duty at the USS Nimitz were this time snapped by Lucy Jane Castle, from Hinckley in southwest Leicestershire, who managed to grab a snap of the unexplained object and posted it on a UFO hunter’s Facebook page.

“It was hovering for a while, and within a blink of an eye, it had gone,” Castle said. “Never seen anything like this before in that shape… Quickly took a picture while it was very still, and within a blink of an eye, it disappeared.”

Dan Watson, a leader of the private UK UFO Sightings group, then posted a pic of two similar objects he claims to have seen over Swindon last year, and a man called Terry Moore noted, “Sightings have Increased massively. From what I’ve heard U.S. military had 6000 sightings last year along. So either we’re being visited, or someone has some new tech.”

In a 2017 interview, Fravor, who was on a routine training mission about 60 to 100 miles off the coast between San Diego and Ensenada, Mexico, described his initial sighting as a “white Tic Tac, about the same size as a Hornet, 40 feet long with no wings… Just hanging close to the water.”

The object didn’t create rotor wash — air turbulence caused by helicopter blades — and mirrored the pilots’ movements as they got closer, then disappeared altogether.

The retired Navy man spoke out after the Pentagon confirmed that a top-secret initiative called the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program studied UFOs between 2007 and 2012 with a budget of $22 million.

What is the U.S. government still not telling us about what they know about UFOs and our military’s encounters with them? Please reply using the comments below!

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Former Soldier Found Dead After Sending Mom Disturbing Texts

“I hope I am not being abducted.”

Those are the last words of a cryptic text a frantic mother received before her daughter,  Catherine Serou; an Ex-US Marine, was found murdered in Russia! 

Serou vanished while studying abroad in Russia. She sent her family a puzzling — and ominous — text message shortly before she turned up dead. The decorated 34-year-old Marine texted her mother that she was “in a car with a stranger,” adding, “I hope I’m not being abducted” prior to disappearing from Nizhny Novgorod last week.

Serou later turned up dead in a forest near the Bor community of Nizhny Novgorod in Western Russia where she resided, officials announced. 

Serou disappeared on June 15, shortly after getting into a vehicle with an unknown individual in Nizhny Novgorod, roughly 250 miles east of Moscow. The car was headed in the direction of Rekshino village.

“It says: ‘In a car with a stranger. I hope I’m not being abducted.’ And that’s the last thing she wrote,” Beccy Serou, her mother, told NPR. “She’s out there in this forest, I think, relying on her wits — if she hasn’t been killed — to stay alive.”

Beccy Serou said she last saw her daughter in person in 2019.

In the days following Serou’s disappearance, extensive search efforts were launched in the area where she was believed to have been using her cell phone shortly before she was last heard from. 

Alexander Popov, 44, has been arrested in connection to her disappearance, according to Russia’s Investigative Committee. The man has past criminal convictions, authorities said. He has reportedly been cooperating with law enforcement. “Investigative actions are being carried out in order to prove the evidence,” Russia’s Investigative Committee said in a statement to the press. “In the nearest future, a decision on charging the defendant of the probe and on choosing a preventive measure will be made.”

Authorities suspect the 34-year-old California native may have gotten into the stranger’s car, mistaking it for her Uber. A motive in her killing wasn’t immediately released.

Yandex, a Russian-Dutch multinational company, which operates Uber in Russia, didn’t immediately respond to questions surrounding the alleged incident on Monday.

Serou served as a corporal in the US Marines from 2006 until 2011, according to a spokesperson for the military branch. She was a logistics specialist. In 2008, she was deployed to Afghanistan. During her service, she was awarded a National Defense Service Medal, an Afghanistan Campaign Medal, a Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, a Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and other accolades. She was previously headquartered at North Carolina’s Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.

In 2019, Serou enrolled in a graduate law program at Lobachevsky University, her family said. She’d planned on studying the Russian language before returning to law school in America. 

“She loved the university,” Beccy Serou added. “I’m not going to use the past tense, I’m sorry for doing that. She loves the University. It has very small classes, extremely good teachers, and she had many friends outside the University as well.”

“Lobachevsky University extends its sincere condolences to the family and friends of Catherine Elaine Serou on the tragic death of this first-year master’s student of the UNN Faculty of Law,” Rector Elena Zagaynova said in a statement. “This is a personal, painful loss for all of our staff and students. The University is an international fraternity of thousands of students from more than a hundred countries. Their lives, health, successes, and achievements are our great value. The tragedy that has occurred echoes in the hearts of all of us.”

The school, which is located in Nizhny Novgorod, has 30,000 students from approximately 100 countries across the world, according to its website. 

“Since the news of Catherine’s disappearance, we have lived in anxious anticipation, doing our best to help investigators and search parties, and never lost hope. To our great regret, the girl suffered at the hands of a criminal and tragically died,” Zagaynova added.

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Pork Burrito Disqualifies Olympic Runner?

Olympic hopeful Shelby Houlihan’s hopes of competing in the games were dashed when she tested positive for testosterone and was barred from the competition.  Houlihan has been suspended from competing for four years.

Yet, she claims that it was her consumption of a pork burrito the day before she was tested that was to blame for the nandrolone found in her system. In an Instagram post, she states that pig organ meat, or offal, can cause a false positive nandrolone result because certain types of pigs produce the substance naturally. 

As crazy as that may sound, her assertion is actually backed by a study funded by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), the very agency that banned her from her beloved sport. 

Houlihan claims that while she was racking her brains trying to figure out just how she got a positive drug test from a December 15, 2020 sample she provided, she reconstructed a food log for that week and determined that it must have been the pork burrito she purchased from an authentic Mexican food truck near her home in Beaverton, Oregon, and consumed 10 hours before the drug test.

Now, according to her, that one little burrito has dashed her hopes of competing in the US Olympic Trials and the Tokyo Olympic Games.

“I feel completely devastated, lost, broken, angry, confused, and betrayed by the very sport that I’ve loved and poured myself into just to see how good I was,” Houlihan said in her lengthy Instagram caption. “I want to be very clear. I have never taken any performance-enhancing substances. And that includes that of which I am being accused.”

The burrito excuse could be possible. But, while Houlihan took the test on December 15, 2020, she did not receive the positive drug test results until January 14, 2021. That means she had to remember what she ate a whole month prior with painstaking detail. Can you do that? Can you tell me exactly what you ate at an exact day and time one month ago? Can anyone? 

Dr. Heather Fowler, director of producer and public health for the National Pork Board (NPB), says the literature suggests it is possible that a person can excrete nandrolone if they consume boar meat, which NPB says makes up significantly less than 1% of commercial pork production today, so small it’s not tracked nationally. But, that could have been the type of meat used by the “authentic Mexican food truck,” where Houlihan claims she purchased the competition banning burrito.

Still, as Houlihan’s claims continue to spread on social media, Fowler believes that the NPB must set the record straight and insists that the pork raised by US pig farmers is a valuable source of nutrition and protein for athletes. She says US pork producers face strict food safety and production standards, which ensure the pork consumers eat is safe.

“The US has some of the strictest food production and safety standards in the world, with regulations enforced by both the US Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration. Consumers can feel confident that eating a pork chop from their local grocery store or a side of bacon at their favorite local breakfast spot should not be cause for concern,” Fowler says.As for Houlihan, she insists that she has been done dirty by WADA. “I did everything I could to prove my innocence,” Houlihan said in a Sports Illustrated report. “I passed a polygraph test. I had my hair sampled by one of the world’s foremost toxicologists. WADA agreed that test proved that there was no buildup of this substance in my body, which there would have been if I were taking it regularly. Nothing moved the lab from their initial snap decision.”

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Catholic Church Vote to Ban Biden From Communion

A council of US Catholic bishops has voted to keep President Joe Biden from taking Holy Communion because of his views on abortion. 

After three days of online debate, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) voted by three to one to draft new guidance on the eucharist. Conservative bishops are behind the push to draw up a new teaching document expected to say that Catholics who diverge from the church’s standpoint on abortion should be denied Holy Communion.

Bishop Kevin Rhoades of Fort Wayne-South Bend, who proposed the motion, said: “We need to accept the discipline that those who obstinately persist in grave sin are not to be admitted to holy communion.”

Biden, only the second Catholic behind JFK to be elected president, attends Mass every weekend and carries a rosary that belonged to his late son, said in response to the vote that the matter was private, saying only, “I don’t think that’s going to happen.”

US bishops voted 168-55 to advance plans for a statement on Communion access that will be reviewed at a future meeting, likely in November. The new teaching document, to be drafted by the doctrine committee of US bishops, will not be binding on individual bishops, who have the right to decide whether a parishioner should be denied Communion.

Some members of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops argued that a rebuke of Biden is needed as his administration promotes the expansion of abortion rights in other countries.

The Catholic archbishop of San Francisco, Salvatore Cordileone, said last month that Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) cannot be served Communion over their political support for abortion rights.

Cordileone said in an interview with The Daily Caller that he has privately discussed the issue with Pelosi and that she knows better than to do something “so provocative” as take Communion.

But Pope Francis, who is known for his oftentimes liberal views, is believed to oppose cutting off Communion to Biden. He said in a recent sermon that Communion “is not the reward of saints, but the bread of sinners,” and his allies campaigned against the US bishops’ push.

Catholics believe that bread and wine served during Communion literally becomes the blood and body of Jesus.

Biden is a frequent churchgoer and the first Catholic in office since the Supreme Court legalized abortion nationwide with the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. The Catholic church says that Catholics in public life should uphold principles consistent with its doctrine. But in a survey carried out by the Pew Research Center in March, more than two-thirds of US Catholics said Biden’s views on abortion should not disqualify him from receiving Communion. What do you think?

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Dog Thrown From Car Found Days Later Herding Sheep

A dog that was thrown from a car in an accident miraculously survived and turned up days later herding sheep!

The beloved pet, named Tilly, who vanished for two days after being ejected from a vehicle during an accident, has been found apparently doing the job it was bred to do — herding sheep.

Linda Oswald’s family and their dog, Tilly, were driving along Idaho State Highway 41 on Sunday when they crashed into another car, launching the dog through the rear window, The Spokesman-Review reported.

Nobody was seriously hurt in the accident, they said, but when Linda Oswald climbed out of the car, she noticed Tilly running as fast as he could across northern Idaho’s Rathdrum Prairie.

“I tore off after him, but he soon disappeared, and we couldn’t find him,” said Oswald, 68. “We spent the next 10 hours looking for him, and I was worried I’d never see him again. I was so upset — Tilly’s my baby.”

The unharmed but stunned dog then ran off, prompting an immediate search with at least six complete strangers who witnessed the crash and pulled over along the highway to help, Oswald said.

“People just kept going out,” Oswald said, noting that the search lasted about 10 hours on the day of the crash before the family went home. “We were sore and exhausted.”

“Dozens of people stopped everything they were doing and went out and looked for him,” she said. “In the middle of the night, people were out calling for him. I was extremely grateful.”

But after nearly two days of searching, there was still no sign of Tilly.

“At night, I couldn’t feel him with my feet at the bottom of the bed, and that really made me sad,” said Oswald. “I couldn’t stop crying.”

Found Through Facebook

Oswald said the family then wrote a Facebook post that included a picture of the 2-year-old border collie and red heeler mix and more than 3,000 people shared the post. That’s when Tyler, Travis, and Zane Potter recognized the dog in the photo as the same dog they saw on their family farm south of Rathdrum – two days after the collision! 

The brothers initially wondered why their Australian shepherd looked a little different, but then they realized they were looking at a dog that did not belong to them, Mike Oswald said they later told him.

Both the Potters and Oswald think Tilly was drawn to the farm and their sheep.

“I think that dog was trying to herd,” Travis Potter said.

Oswald said if it weren’t for the farm owners seeing the post, he would still be out there. Linda Oswald said she was not surprised that the pup she’d adopted from a neighbor when Tilly was six weeks old ended up on a sheepherding adventure.

Since he was very young, Tilly nipped at the heels of other animals, children, and adults and tried to round them up, Oswald said.

Border collies take naturally to herding because they were originally bred for that purpose, according to the Border Collie Society of America.

Tilly’s herding instinct can be a little embarrassing sometimes, said Linda Oswald, who noted that she often has to explain to people that Tilly isn’t trying to hurt them when he nips at their heels.

“But he’s truly the smartest dog I’ve ever known,” she added.

Tilly is eager to please and responds quickly to commands at home, she said. He will run to the bedroom to fetch her slippers if asked.

Although it isn’t known where Tilly was before he was spotted on the sheep farm, Oswald said she believes he was making his way home after the car accident and became distracted.

“He saw all those sheep and just wanted to go to work,” she said.

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Cult Mummifies and Worships the Body of Its Deceased Leader

In May, a man called the local police to report he had found a dead body in his home. While somewhat alarming, it is not such an unusual call for police. The Saguache County Sheriff’s Office just figured this was either going to be a routine call for someone who had passed away at home or perhaps something more nefarious but not out of the realm of “normal” police work.

What they did not expect to find was a mummified corpse, wrapped in Christmas lights, with glitter around empty eye sockets. The body was ensconced in a sleeping bag, lying on a bed, surrounded by “some kind of shrine,” according to a spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office.

Although both the coroner’s office and law enforcement have not been able to identify the body through fingerprints, it allegedly belongs to Lia “Amy” Carlson, the leader of the Love Has Won cult, who often goes by the name “Mother God.” 

When a man walked into a Colorado police station last week to report a dead body in his home, the officers dispatched to the scene were likely not expecting to discover a mummified corpse, wrapped in Christmas lights, with glitter around empty eye sockets. The body was ensconced in a sleeping bag, lying on a bed, surrounded by “some kind of shrine,” according to the Saguache County Sheriff’s Office.

Although both the coroner’s office and law enforcement have not been able to identify the body through fingerprints, it allegedly belongs to Lia “Amy” Carlson, the leader of the Love Has Won cult, who often goes by the name “Mother God.”

The man who called the police about Carlson’s body, Miguel Lamboy, claimed to be a member of Love Has Won and said he found the body after returning to his home, where several other members of the group were staying while he was out of town. Seven adults were found and arrested in conjunction with Carlson’s death; however, there were also two children — aged two and 13 — in the home at the time officers arrived. They appear to be in good health, but all seven adults will face child abuse charges.

According to investigators, the cult members — other than Lamboy, who had the peace of mind to call the police – don’t see this as a crime. They say that this is their leader’s “ascension.” 

Now, a larger public investigation seeks to identify who Amy Carlson was, what she was teaching this group, and why her body was mummified in a bizarre shrine by members of her own cult. Carlson claimed on the group’s now-defunct website that she was on her “534th reincarnation in my quest to recover my beloved Planet” and that her past lives included Jesus Christ and Marilyn Monroe. 

The early history of the cult is not entirely documented, but according to Amy Carlson’s children, who have since spoken out, the cult started about 15 years ago. That’s when they said Carlson abandoned her family to teach “spiritual intuitive ascension sessions.”

Although the cult appeared to be a local organization, with a few members living with Carlson, one former follower — Andrew Profaci — said that Love Has Won reached thousands of people, often recruiting people through social media and YouTube videos. A Vice News documentary from March 2021 detailed how Carlson would promise her followers “a superior alternative reality” if they provided the organization with financial compensation.

An investigation into Carlson’s death is ongoing, with all seven people likely to be charged, as officers begin to piece together other damages that Love Has Won caused. But for now, members continue not to mourn but to celebrate.

“Her essence left the body of Amy Carlson at 12:22,” one follower posted on Facebook. “She is indeed happy now.”

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Woman Says She Gave Birth to Ten Babies… But Did She Really?

In what would be a new world record, a South African woman has reportedly given birth to 10 babies.

Gosiame Thamara Sithole, 37, is already a mom of six-year-old twins. She and her husband initially thought she was going to have eight kids, becoming a rare “Octomom” like Californian Nadya Suleman, according to news reports.

Sithole’s husband says they were astonished by decuplets after scans only showed eight in the womb – making her a “Decumom.” 

“It’s seven boys and three girls. I am happy. I am emotional. I can’t talk much,” her husband Teboho Tsotetsi told Pretoria News after the birth.

A family member, who did not want to be identified, told the press that Ms. Sithole had had ten babies – five via natural birth and five via cesarean section.

According to the BBC, the Guinness World Records is investigating Ms. Sithole’s case. If it can be confirmed to be true, it would be a record-breaker.

A woman who had eight babies in the US in 2009 currently holds the official Guinness World Record for the most children delivered at a single birth to survive.

Last month, 25-year-old Halima Cissé from Mali gave birth to nine babies, who are reportedly doing well at a clinic in Morocco.

Sithole, from Ekurhuleni, said that her pregnancy was natural and that she had not received fertility treatment, which has been linked to other multiple-baby births.

If confirmed, Sithole’s 10-kid delivery would make it the first known birth of decuplets.

“Guinness World Records is aware of the news that Gosiame Thamara Sithole has given birth to decuplets, and we send our congratulations and best wishes to the family,” a spokesperson for the records listing told the New York Post.

“At the current time, we are yet to verify this as a record as the wellbeing of both the mother and babies is of top priority.

“Our records team, alongside a specialist consultant, are looking into this,” the spokesperson said.

Sithole had shown off her huge pregnant belly last month during a photoshoot with her husband when they still thought they were expecting octuplets. Even that had been a surprise, as the initial scans only showing only six babies, she previously told Pretoria News.

“When the doctor told me, I took time to believe it,” she said of the seemingly inaccurate news that she was expecting octuplets.

“Even when I saw the scans, I didn’t believe it. But, as time went by, I realized it was indeed true. I battled to sleep at night, though,” she said.

“God made a miracle, and my children stayed in the womb without any complications,” she said of her “hard” pregnancy.

As news of the decuplets spread, donations for the couple’s burgeoning family started pouring in so much so that father, Tsotetsi, has requested people stop donating money to his wife and their 10 new babies, whom he says he still hasn’t seen.

“I appreciate the financial support that we have been getting from members of the public, but I also would like to appeal to the public to stop making money deposits into our accounts until members of the community have seen the babies,” Tsotetsi told local newspaper Pretoria News, according to the Daily Mail.

Not only has Tsotetsi not yet seen his children, but he hasn’t seen his wife since she left home on June 7. While she has purportedly given birth to her hefty brood, the Mail reported that local authorities have been unable to trace Sithole to any public or private hospitals -casting some doubt on her incredible story.

Numerous family relatives have come forward to maintain that Sithole did indeed recently give birth to 10 children. However, as of the writing of this story, no doctors have been able to verify the fact, nor have any photos surfaced of the newborns. 

Pretoria News purportedly has all the details of the delivery but is holding publication due to “cultural and religious reasons.”

Tsotetsi, meanwhile, said he is excited to eventually meet his children, whenever that may be. As of June 11, he had accepted over $70,000 in public donations for them in Cape Town.

“I can’t wait to have them in my arms,” he previously told local media.

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Fisherman Gets Swallowed By A Whale

Michael Packard, a Cape Cod fisherman, is recovering after miraculously emerging without serious injuries after spending nearly a minute in the maw of a humpback whale who mistook him for a snack.

“I was lobster diving, and a humpback whale tried to eat me,” Packard wrote on his Facebook page.

This tale, reminiscent of the biblical story of Jonah and the Whale, began innocently enough when the 56-year-old sea captain went diving to check on his lobster traps near Provincetown, where he’s from. He was about to check a trap — when a passing whale just scooped him up and gulped him down!

“He was in a whale’s mouth for 30 to 40 seconds, and then he was spit out,” his mother, local painter Anne Packard, told the local press.

Michael Packard wrote on Facebook that the whale swam to the surface and spewed him out.

“I realized I’m in a whale’s mouth, and he’s trying to swallow me,” a shaken-sounding Michael Packard told a WBZ reporter outside of the hospital a few hours after the incident, according to the TV station. “I thought to myself, ‘Hey, this is it. I’m going to die.'”

But happily, his physical recovery seems to be going swimmingly. His mother said he was recovering in a local hospital and had been pretty doped up to tend to his myriad bumps and bruises — but that he’s doing pretty well, all things considered. Medical personnel had suspected he’d broken at least one of his legs, but it appears he escaped even that.

“He doesn’t have any broken bones,” she said. “He’s terribly fortunate.”

She said she’d just talked to him on the phone, and they didn’t get too far into what it’s like in a whale’s mouth. But she did say, “He said he knew it was the end — he absolutely accepted it.” 

Packard may very well be the luckiest man alive. Like something from the popular “Final Destination” movies, this isn’t the first time he escaped certain death. According to the NY Post, Packard was also nearly killed in 2001, when a plane he was on reportedly crashed in Costa Rica, killing three other people on board. The plane went down on Nov. 29, 2001, while flying from the capital of San José to the fishing village of Puerto Jimenez, the Cape Cod Times reported at the time.

Packard, 57, “suffered severe facial injuries and multiple broken long bones in his arms and legs,” the outlet reported. He and four other passengers reportedly spent two nights in the jungle before rescuers found them.

A doctor who treated them said at the time that, “They would not have survived another night at that [crash] site.”

As to how he survived this most recent brush with the Grim Reaper, marine biology experts have said that whales don’t actually eat people. They say that this kind of behavior is essentially unheard of and likely is just a freak incident — a fluke, if you will — in which an open-mouthed whale and a diving man happened to be in the same place at the same time. 

They also say that whales and other sea mammals such as dolphins have been known to help people in trouble in the oceans. It could very well be that the whale was indeed knowingly saving Packard’s life by bringing him to the surface before spitting him out!

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Star Rushed to Hospital After Car Accident in Miami

2 Chainz has been involved in a car crash on a Miami highway.

The rapper, 46, shared a video on his Instagram Story Saturday, which was filmed from the back of an ambulance while he was on a stretcher.

2 Chainz, whose real name is Tauheed Epps, could be seen being assisted by a firefighter in the clip, as he zoomed in on what appeared to be his vehicle severely damaged on the side of a highway. He was in Miami for Art Basel at the time of the crash.

A Florida Highway Patrol spokesperson tells PEOPLE that the vehicles involved in the incident were a 2016 Mercedes, a 2013 Nissan and a 2010 Toyota. They added that there were no fatalities and at least one adult male was transported to an area hospital.

After Epps posted about the crash on his Instagram Story, TMZ, which was first to report the news, said that the rapper is in stable condition.

According to the outlet, which cited sources, Epps was struck on I-95 before exiting the highway. Police suspect that the other driver may have been under the influence.

Epps was reportedly leaving the local strip club Booby Trap at the time of the incident, per TMZ.

Before the car crash, Epps had been in Miami promoting his new collaborative album with Lil Wayne, Welcome 2 Collegrove, a follow-up to 2016’s ColleGrove.

The rapper took part in an album visual screening Thursday night as part of Art Basal.

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Actor David McKnight Passes Away at 87

The acting world is in mourning once again, with beloved character actor David McKnight passing away on Sunday.

The actor passed at 87 years of age in Las Vegas after a battle with cancer, his publicist and friend Cynthia Busby confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.

He was best known for his work in J.D.’s Revenge, Under Siege and movies from director Robert Townsend such as Hollywood Shuffle and The Five Heartbeats.

McKnight was born on July 2, 1936, in Mound Bayou, Mississippi, though he moved to Chicago when he was just four years of age.

He discovered acting at Wendell Phillips Academy High School and also performed at Wilson Junior College.

McKnight ultimately enlisted and served in the United States Army and worked as a police officer before delving into acting.

His first role was in Richard Durham’s Bird of the Iron Feather, an all-Black soap opera that aired on WTTV in Chicago in 1970.

He had small roles in the 1972 political dramatic comedy The Candidate, starring Robert Redford, and 1976’s Lifeguard with Sam Elliott and Anne Archer.

His first major role was in 1976’s J.D.’s Revenge, playing the title character, J.D. Walker.

The film followed Isaac Hendrix, a law student and cab driver who becomes the unwitting host for the ghost of J.D. Walker, who was killed 34 years prior.

He possesses Isaac to enact his revenge on killer in the film, which also starred Louis Gossett Jr.

McKnight went on to star in Michael Crichton’s 1978 film Coma with Michael Douglas, though he would spend much of the 1980s in guest-starring TV roles on shows like Dynasty, Benson and Hill Street Blues.

He shared in a 2018 interview that he knew Robert Townsend since they both grew up in Chicago, but after seeing an early screening of ‘pieces’ of the film, he offered his guidance and was ultimately cast as Uncle Ray.

‘He said, “You’re the only person who told me how to make this film work,”‘ McKnight recalled in the interview.

He added the film was made, ‘gangster style,’ without any permits and on a shoestring budget.

McKnight teamed up with Townsend again for 1991’s The Five Heartbeats, where he played Pastor Stone.

The actor would go on to play Flicker alongside Steven Seagal in 1992’s Under Siege, along with movies such as Sprung, Superhero Movie, and most recently the web series A House Divided.

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Cancer-Stricken ‘Home Alone’ Actor Needs 10-Hour Surgery

Donations have been pouring in for beloved actor Ken Hudson Campbell after it was revealed he is battling a serious illness and preparing to go under the knife.

Hudson Campbell was diagnosed with cancer just two months ago, at which point he discovered a tumor had elusively grown on the bottom of his mouth and developed on his teeth.

A GoFundMe launched on his behalf has now raised $76k and is still counting after an emotional plea from his loved ones. More than 630 people made contributions as of Thursday. “Your films have brought me so much joy! Time for some blessings to come back around your way,” one person wrote. The top donation was $10k.

“You may know Ken from his roles as Santa in Home Alone, the guy Bill Murray kisses in Groundhog’s Day, or in Armageddon where his character loses his life saving the world from a giant asteroid. Now, we need the world’s help to save Ken,” the description reads. has reached out to Murray and Home Alone star Macaulay Culkin for comment.

The improv comedian is gearing up for a 10-hour procedure on December 7, when a large part of his jawbone will be removed, along with his lymph nodes, in addition to part of his leg bone. His recovery will be extensive as surgeons plan to reconstruct a new jaw for Hudson Campbell from this leg bone, install it, and treat him with radiation.

It was noted that Hudson Campbell lost the SAG-AFTRA health insurance that he had used for many years after the COVID-19 pandemic, but he’s now on Kaiser and is hopeful for a speedy turnaround.

“Even though physical therapy and speech therapy are covered, we are anticipating huge out-of-pocket costs for caregivers/skilled nursing, insurance premiums, medical equipment, transportation, dental implants, dentures and who knows what else,” the description stated. “Our entire immediate family, Kathleen, Richard, and Michaela, are planning on taking care of him as much as we can during this long journey.”

Hudson Campbell was described as a doting dad to two children with an “admirable lust for life.” They noted money is needed as “it is possible that this procedure will affect his ability to work as an actor in the future,” plus he may need chemo down the line.

His IMDB listed his latest project was in 2021. He also provided the voice of Boomer in 2019’s Wonder Park and snagged a role in the 2017 film The Trouble with Mistletoe.

Actor Ryan O’Neal Dies at 82

Ryan O’Neal, the heartthrob actor who went from a TV soap opera to an Oscar-nominated role in “Love Story” and delivered a wry performance opposite his charismatic 9-year-old daughter Tatum in “Paper Moon,” died Friday, his son said.

“My dad passed away peacefully today, with his loving team by his side supporting him and loving him as he would us,” Patrick O’Neal, a Los Angeles sportscaster, posted on Instagram.

No cause of death was given. Ryan O’Neal was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2012, a decade after he was first diagnosed with chronic leukemia. He was 82.

“My father, Ryan O’Neal, has always been my hero,” Patrick O’Neal wrote, adding, “He is a Hollywood legend. Full stop.”

“He meant the world to me. I loved him very much and know he loved me too,” Tatum O’Neal told People magazine in a statement. “I’ll miss him forever. and I feel very lucky that we ended on such good terms.”

Ryan O’Neal was among the biggest movie stars in the world in the 1970s, working across genres with many of the era’s most celebrated directors including Peter Bogdanovich on “Paper Moon” and “What’s Up, Doc?” and Stanley Kubrick on “Barry Lyndon.” He often used his boyish, blond good looks to play men who hid shadowy or sinister backgrounds behind their clean-cut images.

O’Neal maintained a steady television acting career into his 70s in the 2010s, appearing for stints on “Bones” and “Desperate Housewives,” but his longtime relationship with Farrah Fawcett and his tumultuous family life kept him in news.

Twice divorced, O’Neal was romantically involved with Fawcett for nearly 30 years, and they had a son, Redmond, born in 1985. The couple split in 1997, but reunited a few years later. He remained by Fawcett’s side as she battled cancer, which killed her in 2009 at age 62.

With his first wife, Joanna Moore, O’Neal fathered actors Griffin O’Neal and Tatum O’Neal, his co-star in the 1973 movie “Paper Moon,” for which she won an Oscar for best supporting actress. He had son Patrick with his second wife, Leigh Taylor-Young.

Ryan O’Neal had his own best actor Oscar nomination for the 1970 tear-jerker drama “Love Story,” co-starring Ali MacGraw, about a young couple who fall in love, marry and discover she is dying of cancer. The movie includes the memorable, but often satirized line: “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.”

The actor had at times strained relationships with three of his children, including estrangement from his daughter, squabbles with son Griffin and a drug-related arrest sparked by a probation check of his son Redmond. The personal drama often over-shadowed his later career, although his attempts to reconcile with Tatum O’Neal were turned into a short-lived reality series.

O’Neal played bit parts and performed some stunt work before claiming a lead role on the prime-time soap opera “Peyton Place” (1964-69), which also made a star of Mia Farrow.

From there O’Neal jumped to the big screen with 1969’s “The Big Bounce,” which co-stared his then-wife, Taylor-Young. But it was “Love Story” that made him a movie star.

The romantic melodrama was the highest-grossing film of 1970, became one of Paramount Pictures’ biggest hits and collected seven Oscar nominations, including one for best picture. It won for best music.

After “Love Story” made him a major movie star, O’Neal was considered for seemingly every major leading role in Hollywood. Paramount even pushed for him to to star as Michael Corleone in “The Godfather” before Al Pacino got the part at the insistence of director Francis Ford Coppola.

O’Neal then starred for Bogdanovich as a bumbling professor opposite Barbra Streisand in the 1972 screwball comedy “What’s Up, Doc?”

“So sad to hear the news of Ryan O’Neal’s passing,” Streisand, who also starred with O’Neal in the 1979 boxing rom-com “The Main Event,” posted on Instagram. “He was funny and charming, and he will be remembered.”

The year after “What’s Up, Doc?” Bogdanovich cast him in the Depression-era con artist comedy “Paper Moon.”

In it, O’Neal played an unscrupulous Bible salesman preying on widows he located through obituary notices. His real-life daughter, Tatum, played a trash-talking, cigarette-smoking orphan who needs his help — and eventually helps redeem him.

Although critics praised both actors, the little girl’s brash performance overshadowed her father’s and made her the youngest person in history to win a competitive Academy Award. She was 10 when the award was presented in 1974. (Younger performers such as Shirley Temple have won special Oscars.)

The elder O’Neal’s next major film was Kubrick’s 18th century epic “Barry Lyndon,” in which he played a poor Irish rogue who traveled Europe trying to pass himself off as an aristocrat.

Filming the three-hour movie was tedious work, however, and Kubrick’s notorious perfectionism created a rift between him and the actor that never healed.

O’Neal then reteamed with Tatum in Bogdanovich’s early Hollywood comedy “Nickelodeon” (1976). But the film was a flop and they never worked together again. An attempt to capitalize on his “Love Story” character, Oliver Barrett, with the sequel “Oliver’s Story” (1978) resulted in another flop.

Father and daughter drifted apart as Tatum grew older, with the elder actor learning about his daughter’s marriage to tennis great John McEnroe by a belated telegram, Ryan O’Neal wrote in a 2012 book about his relationship with Fawcett.

“A door inside me locked the morning the telegram came, and I am still blindly searching for the key to open it,” O’Neal wrote in “Both of Us.”

O’Neal’s career cooled further in the 1980s with the emerald heist drama “Green Ice” (1981) and the 1984 comedy “Irreconcilable Differences,” in which he played a busy father in an unhappy marriage whose daughter, played by 9-year-old Drew Barrymore, tries to divorce her parents.

The decade was also a low-point in O’Neal’s personal life. His son Griffin faced numerous brushes with the law, including a 1986 boating accident that killed Gian-Carlo Coppola, 23, son of movie director Francis Ford Coppola in Maryland. Griffin O’Neal was convicted of negligently and recklessly operating a boat, received a community service sentence and later served a brief stint in jail as a result.

With his Hollywood status diminishing, Ryan O’Neal began appearing in TV movies and eventually returned to series television opposite then-lover Fawcett with the 1991 sitcom “Good Sports,” but the show ran only one season.

Both acknowledged the work put a strain on their relationship.

“We get into fights,” O’Neal said in 1991. “She’s tough. She expects to be treated well. On a set that can get lost when you’re trying to create a moment and you’re fighting the clock.”

O’Neal began accepting more supporting roles with the 1989 film “Chances Are.” He began a second career as a character actor, playing a husband who hires a hitman to kill his wife in “Faithful” (1996) and a mysterious tycoon in the blackmail comedy “Zero Effect” (1998).

By then his relationship with Fawcett had ended, although they remained close and eventually rekindled their romance in the 2000s. The volatile O’Neal family dynamics that had taxed their relationship before, however, remained.

In 2007 the elder O’Neal was arrested in 2007 for alleged assault and firing a weapon in an altercation with Griffin, but charges were never pursued. Their son Redmond was repeatedly arrested, jailed and spent several years in court-mandated rehab.

A probation check on Redmond O’Neal in September 2008 at his father’s Malibu home led to the actor’s arrest for methamphetamine possession. Ryan O’Neal pleaded guilty to the charge and entered a drug diversion program, but he publicly denied the drugs were his. He said he confiscated them from his son and was trying to protect him.

Charles Patrick Ryan O’Neal was born on April 20, 1941, and was the son of screenwriter Charles O’Neal and actor Patricia Callaghan O’Neal. O’Neal spent time as a lifeguard and an amateur boxer before finding his calling as a performer.

Boy, 9, Dies After Being Hit by Suspected Drunk Driver

A 9-year-old boy died Thursday night, almost a week after the car he was riding in was hit by a suspected drunk driver in Shawnee, Kan., police say. 

The car Nolan Davidson was in was hit on the evening of Dec. 1, the Shawnee Police Department announced. Police said Friday morning that Nolan, who had been in a coma, had died.

The suspect, identified in jail records as Matthew Jacobo, 25, is accused of leaving the scene after the crash, but was later apprehended, police say. Jacobo is being held in Johnson County Jail on a $1 million bond, facing charges including DUI and aggravated battery, records indicate. It is not immediately clear if he has entered a plea or retained an attorney.

According to a GoFundMe started by Nolan’s family, he was sitting in the rear passenger-side seat on the way from one basketball game to another when the car was hit. He was taken to the hospital where he underwent surgery and was placed in a medically induced coma, the fundraiser reads.

The GoFundMe has raised over $140,000.

“It is with much sorrow that our family announces the passing of Nolan Davidson this evening,” Nolan’s family wrote on his Caring Bridge page. “Nolan was surrounded by the love of close family members and church members at the time of his passing.

“Our family is hurting but we are finding comfort knowing that Nolan’s spirit left this earth and entered into a life of eternity in heaven,” the post continued. “We have also chosen Nolan as ‘Hero Donor’ in hopes that he can provide a miracle for somebody else in need.”

TV Star’s Wife Undergoes Emergency Brain Surgery

Derek Hough revealed his wife, Hayley Erbert, underwent emergency brain surgery.

The “Dancing with the Stars” pro-turned-judge — who is in the midst of the couple’s Symphony of Dance tour — told his Instagram followers Thursday morning that Erbert “became disoriented and was taken to the hospital” at the end of their show in Washington, D.C., Wednesday night.

“She was diagnosed with a cranial hematoma from a burst blood vessel and required an emergency craniectomy,” he explained.

Derek Hough and Hayley Erbert
Derek Hough revealed that his wife, Hayley Erbert, underwent emergency brain surgery after she was “diagnosed with a cranial hematoma.” Weiss Eubanks/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

It’s usually caused by a blood vessel in the brain that bursts, typically as a result of some sort of head trauma.

Hough, 38, did not say whether Erbert, 29, had recently fallen or gotten hit; however, the pair “got into a pretty scary car accident in the mountains” last December.

At the time, Erbert said she and Hough were “both okay” following the crash and that she “only walked away a little banged up” with “a swollen face and four stitches above [her] eyebrow.”

She went on to share photos of her injured face and added, “I am blown away and grateful for my body’s ability to heal so quickly. ♥️ I’m manifesting that 2023 is a year of health and strength. No more injuries 🤣.”

Per the University of Rochester Medical Medical Center, a craniectomy is a neurosurgical procedure that involves removing a portion of the skull in order to relieve pressure on the brain.

Hough made sure to note that his new spouse, whom he married in August, was “in stable condition” following the operation.

Hayley Erbert
At the time, Erbert said she and Hough were “both okay” following the crash and that she “only walked away a little banged up” with “a swollen face and four stitches above [her] eyebrow.” Instagram/@hayley.erbert

“I want to thank the first responders and medical personnel who have cared for and continue to care for her,” he concluded his post.

“I ask for your prayers and positivity during this time.”

Fans and famous friends alike immediately rushed to his comments section to send her their well wishes and love.

“DWTS” Season 32 winner Xochitl Gomez — who was just crowned on Tuesday — wrote, “Focusing all my positivity and well wishes directly toward Hayley. She is a shining light 🤍,” as finalist Ariana Madix echoed, “omg sending all my love to you and hayley and hoping for the speediest of recoveries ❤️.”

Meanwhile, pro Peta Murgatroyd added, “Omg Derek. Please send her our love!!”

Hough has not yet announced how Erbert’s health scare will affect their upcoming tour dates.

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Judge Rules Against Prince Harry

Prince Harry lost a preliminary round Friday in his libel case against against the publisher of the Daily Mail tabloid over an article that said he tried to hide his efforts to retain publicly funded protection in the UK after giving up his status as a working member of the royal family.

A London judge said the Duke of Sussex failed to knock out Associated Newspaper Ltd.’s defense that its article reflected an honest opinion. A hearing is scheduled Tuesday to discuss the consequences of the ruling.

Justice Matthew Nicklin said in that ruling that “it is not fanciful that the Defendant will be successful, at trial.” He scheduled a hearing Tuesday in the High Court to discuss the consequences of the ruling.

The ruling comes just a day after another judge concluded three days of arguments — mostly behind closed doors — over whether the government unfairly stripped Harry of his security detail after he and his family moved to the US in 2020.

Harry, 39, the younger son of King Charles III, is challenging the government’s decision to provide security to him on a case-by-case basis when he visits Britain. Harry has said hostility toward him and his wife, Meghan Markle, on social media and relentless news media hounding threatens their safety.

The Mail on Sunday and Mail Online published an article in February 2022 about the issue headlined: “How Prince Harry tried to keep his legal fight with the government over police bodyguards a secret … then — just minutes after the story broke — his PR machine tried to put a positive spin on the dispute.”

Harry claims the article was “fundamentally inaccurate” and the newspaper libeled him when it suggested he lied in his initial public statements about his case challenging the government.

Associated Newspapers argued the article expressed an “honest opinion” and did not seriously harm Harry’s reputation.

Nicklin previously ruled the article was defamatory but had not considered whether the story was accurate or in the public interest.

The government, meanwhile, has defended its decision to withdraw full protection for Harry because he stepped down from his role as a senior working member of the family. It said he was treated fairly and provided with security occasionally when he visits.

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The dispute with the Mail is one of four lawsuits Harry has pending against publishers of British tabloids. Getty Images

Another judge earlier this year shot down Harry’s request to privately reimburse London’s police force to guard him when he comes to town. A government lawyer had argued officers shouldn’t be used as “private bodyguards for the wealthy.”

The dispute with the Mail is one of four lawsuits Harry has pending against publishers of British tabloids in his ongoing battle with the press.

His three other cases allege that journalists at the Mail, the Daily Mirror and the Sun used unlawful means, such as deception, phone hacking or hiring private investigators, to try to dig up dirt about him.

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‘Peaky Blinders’ Actor and Poet Dies at 65

Benjamin Zephaniah, a British poet and Peaky Blinders actor who combated injustice and racial abuse, died on Thursday at the age of 65. He had been diagnosed with a brain tumor eight weeks ago, a post on his Instagram page stated.

“Through an amazing career including a huge body of poems, literature, music, television and radio, Benjamin leaves us with a joyful and fantastic legacy,” the post read.

Zephaniah wrote poetry books addressing political topics like the British legal system in The Dread Affair and Palestine in Rasta Time in Palestine. He was well-known for turning down an order of the British Empire award in 2003, citing Britain’s history of slavery.

“I’ve been fighting against [the] empire all my life, fighting against slavery and colonialism all my life. I’ve been writing to connect with people, not impress governments and monarchy,” he explained on The Big Narstie Show in 2020.

Former Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn wrote on X, formerly Twitter, that he was “a devoted friend of the marginalized and dispossessed,” while Zephaniah’s Peaky Blinders co-star Cillian Murphy gave a statement to Variety, saying, “Benjamin was a truly gifted and beautiful human being–a generational poet, writer, musician and activist.”

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Daytime TV Star Ellen Holly Dies at 92

Ellen Holly, an actress known for playing the role of Carla Gray on “One Life to Live,” has died. She was 92.

Holly “passed away peacefully in her sleep Wednesday at the age of 92 at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx, New York,” her representative confirmed to Fox News Digital.

Born in 1931, Holly got her start acting in theater in the 1950s. In 1956, she made her Broadway debut in “Too Late the Phalarope.” In 1960, she appeared in “Face of a Hero,” and later that decade, she performed in “Tiger, Tiger Burning Bright” and “A Hand is on the Gate.”

In theater, she acted along with stars like James Earl Jones, Jack Lemmon and Cicely Tyson.

While she was working on stage, she also began dipping her toe into film and television. In 1957, she made her TV debut on “The Big Story.” In 1959, she earned her first movie credit with a small role in “Take a Giant Step.”

In 1968, she got the role for which she was best known on “One Life to Live.” From then until 1985, she appeared in over 500 episodes. According to a press release on her death obtained by Fox News Digital, “She was personally chosen for the role by television producer Agnes Nixon after she saw a New York Times opinion piece that Holly wrote called ‘How Black Do You Have To Be?’ about the difficulty of finding roles as a light-skinned Black woman.”

It was noted that her casting on the show was “the first time a Black person starred in a soap opera.” Her character struggled with racial identity, and a large part of her story was “her love triangle with two doctors — one white, the other Black.”

She gained a great deal of attention for the controversial role. The network received mail from people who were upset at seeing interracial dating on the show, but ratings soared. The press release added that “In later years, Holly spoke out about being underpaid and other mistreatment she claimed she and some of her fellow Black cast mates received from show executives despite their contributions to the show’s success.”

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Ellen Holly and Al Freeman Jr. shown during a scene on “One Life to Live.” (ABC Photo Archives/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images)
A photo of Ellen Holly
Ellen Holly and Robert Milli appeared together on “One Life to Live.” (ABC Photo Archives/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images)

Holly also appeared on another popular soap opera, “Guiding Light,” in episodes that aired from 1988 to 1993. Her last acting credit was in a TV movie called “10,000 Black Men Named George” in 2002.

For much of the 1990s, she did not take many acting roles, instead working as a librarian at the White Plains Public Library in New York. In her autobiography, “One Life: The Autobiography of an African American Actress,” she called the experience some of the happiest years of her life.

Her family included several activists, including an aunt, Anna Arnold Hedgeman, who was one of the lead organizers of the March on Washington, and an uncle, Henry Highland Garnet, an abolitionist who went on to work as an ambassador to Liberia, appointed by President Garfield. She had been working on a documentary about her family’s achievements.

Keanu Reeves’ Home Raided by Burglars in Ski Masks

Keanu Reeves’ home has once again been targeted and law enforcement sources say burglars in ski masks broke into his place and fled the area before officers arrived.

We’re told the actor’s L.A. home was burglarized Wednesday evening, with LAPD responding to an anonymous call about a possible trespasser at his property at around 7:00 p.m.

Police arrived on the scene, and conducted a search, but found no one.

But, we’re told police were back there again around 1:00 am when an alarm sounded on the property and this time officers say multiple men in ski masks were spotted on security cameras smashing a window and entering the house.

According to our sources, the culprits took one firearm from the home before making a run for it. It’s unclear if anything else was taken, but Keanu was not home at the time.

Detectives are still looking at videos from the home and around the neighborhood for more clues. We’re told one thing they’re specifically looking into is whether the first call to cops was made by someone scoping the house.

The ‘John Wick’ star’s home has been at the center of similar attempts in the past—with two back-to-back intruders in 2014 and he was also granted a temporary restraining order against an alleged stalker who he says showed up at his home earlier this year.

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