This is so sad.
Sunrise anchor Natalie Barr broke down on air while reporting on the hostage siege in Sydney after discovering she knew one of the two victims. The gunman was also killed. Natalie broke down while relaying the identities of those who lost their lives:
"Katrina Dawson was the sister of a prominent barrister [lawyer] Sandy Dawson who has done some work for Channel Seven. I know (him) and have friends who know, she was a mother of three children. I'm just finding this out this morning."
Barr remained shaken for the rest of the report.
The two victims were lauded as heroes.
This is just heartbreaking.
The Taliban has claimed responsibility for a shooting at a Pakistani school in Peshawar on Tuesday. Pakistan's Major General Asim Salim has revealed that the death toll is at 132 children and nine staff members. Luckily, we're hearing 960 students and staff made it through.
According to reports, there are six militant bodies and an unconfirmed report of a soldier who has died as well. Reportedly at 10am, five to six gunmen scaled the rear wall of the school's main building, and began the siege. The high school compound was a military-run establishment, and was under attack from the militants for eight hours.
Taliban spokesman Muhammad Umar Khorasani immediately claimed responsibility, and said:
It's finally over.
In case you haven't heard, an undisclosed number of people were taken hostage in Sydney, Australia's Lindt Chocolat Cafe on Monday morning around 9:45 a.m.
Six hours into the siege, five hostages managed to escape. Hours later, the New South Wales police announced the end of the siege at 02:44 a.m. on Tuesday after tactical units stormed the building.
Sources have been reporting several injuries and possible deaths. Police have identified the gunman as Man Haron Monis, a 50-year-old Muslim cleric who was granted political asylum in Australia after fleeing his country in 1996.
Monis was reportedly shot and killed at the scene; others may also be dead but this has not yet been confirmed. Several have been injured.
Officials are saying Monis acted alone, and was not part of a larger terrorist plot.
Updates to follow.
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Ever since Beverly Johnson first came forward with her harrowing and detailed story of being drugged and attacked by Bill Cosby, it's been hard for anyone to deny.
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And if you still think the supermodel is just seeking publicity, think again.
Beverly gave her first interview since telling her story on the Today show Friday morning, and she wants everyone to know it wasn't an easy choice to break her silence. She said:
"I most certainly didn't think of my legacy as being the first African-American model to grace the cover of Vogue — and drugged by Bill Cosby."
Hear more details of her story — and find out why she finally decided to speak out in the full interview (below)!
Well, this is surprising!
The man who was brutally attacked by Mark Wahlberg 26 years ago just wants bygones to be bygones!
Back in 1988, the now 43-year-old Transformers star was convicted and put in jail for 45 days for attacking and using racial slurs on two Vietnamese men.
During that attack, the media had reported that Marky Mark left one of the men blind in his left eye, but fast forward many years later, and the world finds out that didn't actually happen!
Marilyn Manson has never been one to shy away from controversy throughout his career, but even he's gotta draw the line somewhere!
Last month, a bizarre clip surfaced on the web depicting horror director Eli Roth raping Lana Del Rey, but nobody seemed to know where the video came from or what its intended use was.
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Marilyn was immediately linked to the disturbing footage due to the fact that it was edited together with clips from some of his previous music videos. However, the singer is finally speaking out about the bizarre video, and he says it was NOT meant to see the light of day:
Wow. Hearing your best friend kill his wife and shoot himself over the phone sounds like one of the most traumatizing things you could ever go through.
In a sit down with LAPD that lasted for two hours on Wednesday, Floyd Mayweather Jr. told detectives that he attempted to convince his good friend, rapper Earl Hayes, to not commit suicide.
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Law enforcement sources have said that Floyd was on FaceTime with Earl on Monday morning when he walked away, and into the bathroom where he allegedly shot his wife, Stephanie Moseley, multiple times.