Ever wanted to take a master class in Beyoncé??
Sounds like a BEY-utiful experience, no?!
Per the school's website, the course involves:
Tim Torkildson, who managed social media for Utah's Nomen Global Language Center, was fired after allegedly being scolded by the owner of the school for the "gay undertones" in a blog post about homophones.
In case you didn't know, "homophone" is defined as, "each of two or more words having the same pronunciation but different meanings, origins, or spelling." Like "they're" and "their" or "bow" and "bough."
Despite the benign nature of the post, school owner Clarke Woodger was INFURIATED about how this could be interpreted by foreign language students. According to Torkildson, Woodger said:
We were so happy to hear that the Reading Rainbow hit its initial Kickstarter goal!
But LeVar Burton wasn't content to sit on his laurels after just one day! He rallied and came up with goals for getting the classic show into classrooms!
For that he would need $5 million! And fans didn't disappoint!
The Reading Rainbow fundraiser hit its stretch goal AND beat the previous Kickstarter record for
Seth MacFarlane doesn't just have A Million Ways To Die In The West; he also has a million bucks to spend in the name of education!
The Kickstarter campaign to bring back Reading Rainbow was successful in hitting its initial goal of $1 million, but LeVar Burton is trying to go twice as high now!
OK, actually more like 5 times as high!
Aw. Eliza Dushku and Rick Fox have broken up.
After five years of dating and even talk of marriage, Eliza has decided to make a big change that includes not only leaving Rick but also leaving Hollywood!
The Buffy The Vampire Slayer alum is moving back to her hometown of Boston to go back to college!
Not wanting to catch an entire city off guard with her suddenly single hotness, Eliza broke the news of her breakup and impending move to the Boston Globe. She said:
This is the perfect community service assignment for Kanye West!
The newlywed was at the L.A. Trade Technical College today as part of his plea deal for beating up a paparazzo.
According to reports, this is Yeezy's third visit to the school, where his role is to talk to aspiring designers about his knowledge and experience in the fashion business. This time he ended up staying for three hours.
He also took a pic with a couple of students! Doesn't he look pretty happy even?
This has to be a better community service gig than picking up trash on the side of a freeway.
Good job, Kanye!
[Image via Instagram]
Today's tragic shooting at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Oregon left us with a lot of questions and, unfortunately, a lot of rumors.
These included the question of a second gunman.
Troutdale Police Chief Scott Anderson addressed the media and confirmed the correct information, clearing up these rumors. He said:
According to authorities, there has been another school shooting, this one outside of Portland.
Sue Strickland of the Troutdale Police Department reports that around 8 a.m. PST, Reynolds High School became the latest school to be the setting of violence.
Nearly 100 sheriff's deputies and police, including two SWAT teams, responded to the shooting.
According to local news station KOIN, a suspect is now dead after shots were fired at the Oregon high school.
Luckily, so far only injuries have been reported from the incident, no deaths. A LifeFlight helicopter was spotted landing by the school.
The high school is now on lockdown as detectives and FBI are on the scene. Students are still being evacuated, but it seems for now that the threat is over.
Police have now confirmed that one student was killed in the shooting, in addition to the shooter.
Although the gunman is confirmed dead, the school remains in lockdown. Dozens of terrified parents continue to wait outside as the evacuation continues.
[Image via KOIN 6.]