Violence News Archive
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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Supermodel Beverly Johnson Says She Was Drugged By Bill Cosby — Now She's On The Today Show Telling You EXACTLY Why She's Speaking Out!
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!
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:
Floyd Mayweather Jr. Reveals That He Desperately Tried Talking Rapper Earl Hayes Out Of Killing Himself After He Shot His Wife
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.
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.
He finally speaks!
Since then, there's been a lot of speculation as to why he's trying to get it pardoned, and why he thinks it should be pardoned now!
In his application to the parole board, he writes that he has "used the public spotlight to speak openly about the mistakes [he] made as a teenager so that others do not make those same mistakes."
That being said, it's easy to see why a lot of people are saying he's using his position as a celeb to wipe his record clean.
But during the New York premiere of The Gambler on Wednesday, the actor claimed that's not the case at all!
This whole situation is just so tragic and awful. Now, it's just plain eerie.
We previously mentioned rapper Earl Hayes killed his wife Stephanie Moseley and then himself in a tragic murder-suicide.
The saddest and most uncanny part of this story, though, is that Earl rapped about murder-suicide back in 2010. Seriously.
The lyrics from his track Suicide (off his mixtape The First 48, which is also a murder reference) read: