When Rodney Reed’s execution was delayed, Kim Kardashian West says she was with him

(CNN)Reality star Kim Kardashian West says she was with Rodney Reed when he received the news that his execution would be delayed. Today, I had the honor of meeting #RodneyReed in person and the privilege of sitting with him when he got the news that the highest court in Texas had issued a stay of execution and remanded the case back to the trial court for further consideration. Words cannot describe the relief and hope that swept over the room in that moment. That hope had been building over the last few weeks around Rodney’s case. We have seen Democrats and Republicans come together. We have seen grassroots activists and lawmakers link arms. We have heard people all around the …

A load of ‘MacClunkey’: will George Lucass Star Wars tinkering never end?

Lucas has reportedly changed the famous Greedo scene in 1977s Star Wars again, for its broadcast on Disney+. Its yet another pointless edit by the director Whos that cackling maniacally, the puppet master we all thought had long ago left the Star Wars scene, suddenly revealed to have been pulling strings in the background all along? Its not Emperor Palpatine, seemingly restored to life forthcoming Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker despite being killed by Darth Vader in Return of the Jedi. Its George Lucas, the saga creator whose departure from all things Star Wars seems to have been greatly exaggerated especially if reports that he has famous Greedo scene in 1977s Star Wars turn out to be true. This, …

Ashton Kutcher bought shoes for a Texas cross-country team after a text from a team mom

(CNN)When Monica Gutierrez sent actor Ashton Kutcher a text and asked him to help her son’s cross-country team get new shoes, she wasn’t really expecting a response. After all, he’s a celebrity with millions of followers on social media. “If I could have bought them myself, I would have done it,” Gutierrez said, but she said that she’s a single mom with three kids and just couldn’t afford it. The team’s parents were trying to organize a fundraiser, when Gutierrez saw that Kutcher had made an Instagram post inviting people to text him. “I’ve been following him for a long [time] and I know about all the work that he does for the kids and everything, and I thought ‘Come …

Photographer of swinging 60s Terry O’Neill dies aged 81

Man known for his pictures of Beatles, Stones, Bardot and Sean Connery had cancer Terry ONeill, the photographer who chronicled Londons 1960s culture by capturing the celebrities and public figures who defined the era, has died aged 81. ONeill, who was awarded a CBE last month for services to photography and was known for his work with the likes of Frank Sinatra, David Bowie and Elizabeth Taylor, died at home on Saturday night after a long illness, his agency said. He had prostate cancer. It is with a heavy heart that Iconic Images announces the passing of Terence Terry ONeill, CBE, a spokeswoman for the agency said. As one of the most iconic photographers of the last 60 years, his …

Now a GOP congressman is asking Texas’ governor to stop the execution of Rodney Reed

(CNN)In Republican-led Texas, the state that executes the most death row inmates, a GOP lawmaker is urging the governor to delay the execution of Rodney Reed. Reed was sentenced to death more than 20 years ago. He’s scheduled to be executed November 20. But Reed and attorneys with the Innocence Project say they have evidence that exonerates him and instead implicates Stites’ fiancé at the time, Jimmy Fennell, who was a police officer. 2.9 million people ask to stop the execution The case has united lawmakers, religious leaders, celebrities such as Kim Kardashian West and Rihanna, and more than 2.9 million people who have signed a petition on freerodneyreed.com asking Abbott to halt the execution. New witness affidavits, which come …

Teacher Collects All The Weird And Funny Things That Kids Say When Their Parents Arent Around (40 Pics)

NYC school teacher Alyssa Cowit was so fascinated by the questions and comments from her Kindergarteners that she decided to start an Instagram account, called She wants to help adults to understand that children are not always acting outrageously to seek attention, but instead thinking out loud, soaking up new information, and solving problems 24/7. I Did My Homework in My Head: (And Other Wacky Things Kids Say)‘ and is full of “Irresistible quotes from the elementary school classroom that prove kids really do say the darndest things–and even more so when their parents aren’t around!” #23 #24 #25 #26 #27 #28 #29 #30 #31 See Also on Bored Panda Original Article : HERE ;

13 Celebs Read Mean Tweets About Themselves And Their Reactions Are Priceless

Scroll down, upvote your fave mean tweets, and share this post with your pals if you think they’ll enjoy a good laugh or two. Just remember, this is no reason to start bullying celebs or spreading hate. #4 #5 #6 Twitter user JayBird told Bored Panda their opinion about why Jimmy Kimmel’s show segment about celebrities reading mean tweets is so popular. According to JayBird, the segment’s popularity most likely stems from a desire to laugh and thus “turn the negativity away from you and back to the insulter.” In other words, people want to get rid of stress, anxiety, and other negative feelings, and laughter is perfect for that. #7 #8 #9 There are bad ways to deal with …

Children In Need 2019 appeal raises 47.9m

Image caption The hosts: Marvin and Rochelle Humes, Mel Giedroyc, Tom Allen, Graham Norton, Ade Adepitan and Tess Daly Children in Need is the BBC’s official UK charity and raises money for disadvantaged young people around the country, such as those experiencing poverty, with disabilities, or victims of abuse or neglect. Image caption Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood in a sketch with EastEnders’ Ricky Champ and Rudolph Walker Image caption Graham Norton gives Julio, Iara and Emma control over his famous lever Image caption England stars Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford and Raheem Sterling with children from the England Amputee Football Association and presenter Mark Wright A special edition of BBC One’s The Hit List featured pop stars including rapper Wretch …

Last of the Summer Wine actress Fergusson dies

Comedy actress Vicki Michelle, best known for ‘Allo ‘Allo, paid tribute to Fergusson. Image Copyright @vickimichelle @vickimichelle Fergusson was born on 30 December 1944, and grew up in the village of Woolley near Wakefield. “I have very fond memories of a happy childhood, and going to the village school – long closed now, of course,” she said in 2009. “We’d stretch a line across the road and make that into our ‘tennis net’. There was so little traffic back then that we rarely had to take it down.” The family later moved to Wales, where Fergusson learned her acting craft at The Castle (the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama). Before getting the role of Marina in Last of …

Strictly, Star Wars and soaps aid Children in Need

Image caption The hosts: Marvin and Rochelle Humes, Mel Giedroyc, Tom Allen, Graham Norton, Ade Adepitan and Tess Daly Children in Need is the BBC’s official UK charity and raises money for disadvantaged young people around the country, such as those experiencing poverty, with disabilities, or victims of abuse or neglect. Image caption Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood appears in a sketch with EastEnders’ Ricky Champ and Rudolph Walker Image caption Graham Norton gives Julio, Iara and Emma control over his famous lever Image caption England stars Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford and Raheem Sterling with children from the England Amputee Football Association and presenter Mark Wright A special edition of BBC One’s The Hit List features pop stars including rapper …

Rodney Reed: Texas appeals court halts execution of inmate

Stay of execution issued came just hours after parole board unanimously recommended 120-day reprieve Texas highest criminal appeals court has stopped the execution of inmate Rodney Reed, whose conviction is being questioned by new evidence in his case. The stay of execution issued on Friday afternoon by the Texas court of criminal appeals came just hours after the states parole board unanimously recommended a 120-day reprieve for Reed. The appeals court returned the case to the trial court in Bastrop county so it could examine Reeds claims that he is innocent and that prosecutors suppressed evidence and presented false testimony. The 51-year-old had been set for lethal injection on Wednesday evening for the 1996 killing of 19-year-old Stacey Stites near …

Japan’s PM cancels cherry blossom party after outcry over florid spending

Taxpayer-funded festivities are meant to honour notable citizens but critics say they have turned into an exercise in political patronage In a bid to contain a blossoming scandal over lavish flower-viewing parties, Japans prime minister has cancelled next years annual taxpayer-funded festivity. Shinzo Abes move to shut down the 2020 party comes after criticism that the cost of the cherry blossom event had spiralled and has been misused for political purposes. Hosted by prime ministers almost every year since 1952, the springtime social event was originally meant to honour sportspeople, celebrities and other citizens who have excelled in their fields, but critics say it is increasingly used to reward the governments political supporters. Voters from Abes constituency in Yamaguchi prefecture …

Texas appeals court blocks Rodney Reed execution

(CNN)[Breaking news update, posted at 6:41 p.m. ET] [Previous version, posted at 5:47 p.m. ET] The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles recommended Friday that Gov. Greg Abbott grant a 120-day reprieve to Rodney Reed, an inmate set to be executed next week. Reed was sentenced to death more than 20 years ago for the 1996 assault, rape and strangling of 19-year-old Stacey Stites. He’s scheduled to be executed November 20. But the inmate and attorneys with the Innocence Project say they have evidence that exonerates him and instead implicates Stites’ fiancée at the time, Jimmy Fennell, who was a police officer. The case has united lawmakers, religious leaders, celebrities such as Kim Kardashian West and Rihanna, and more than …

Instagram tests hiding how many people like a post. That has influencers worried

As the experiment expands to US accounts, some influencers are worried they will lose followers or income Instagram has begun to hide the number of users who have liked a photo for some accounts in the US in an ongoing effort to create a less stressful experience. The shift had influencers, artists, celebrities and everyday users up in arms Nicki Minaj even said shed space-themed scenery and said his work has often gotten purchased because larger accounts saw the popularity of his pieces and then shared the posts to their own followers. Instagram allowed me to reach a whole new section of people who dont normally get to see art, he said. Likes are a good metric to prove your …

6 Celebrities Who Need To Join Instagram | Betches

Since its launch, Instagram has evolved from an app where you posted grainy photos of your Starbucks drink for your 24 followers to a global platform that’s basically its own economy. I mean, just look at the number of thinkpieces about what will happen now that Instagram is don’t need to), some just post whatever they want. There are entire Instagram accounts dedicated to what celebrities are doing on Instagram, and nowadays, something as simple as a like can turn into a newsworthy event. While some celebs were early adopters of Instagram, more and more famous people have finally joined in the last year or two. More famously, Jennifer Aniston joined Instagram and promptly broke the app, and Matthew McConaughey …

Jeffrey Epstein’s NYC mansion worth ‘at least’ $100 million, real estate brokers say

A March 2017 file photo, provided by the New York State Sex Offender Registry of Jeffrey Epstein. (AP/New York State Sex Offender Registry) At first, there were reports that the “creep” factor — women have reported being kept in the home and farmed out for sex to Epstein’s powerful friends — would translate to a lower sales price. ANTONIO BROWN LISTS PENNSYLVANIA MANSION FOR $2.3 MILLION But brokers have revised their thinking. “Whoever buys it will renovate the hell out of it, literally, and put their own mark on it,” adds another broker.