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Selena Gomez Responds To 13 Reasons Why Suicide Controversy

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13 Reasons Why is Netflix's newest hit — but also maybe its most controversial ever.

The story of a teenage girl's suicide has been alternately praised for its unflinching look at the very real factors that lead teens to self harm AND blasted for glorifying suicidal behavior.

Canadian schools have warned parents of its graphic content and banned teachers from discussing it with their students. Paris Jackson called the show "extremely triggering."

Related: Aaron Hernandez Was Reportedly NOT On Drugs Before Suicide

So what does exec producer Selena Gomez think of all this controversy? It's pretty much what she was going for. She told the AP:

"We stayed very true to the book and that's initially what Jay Asher created, was a beautifully tragic, complicated yet suspenseful story, and I think that's what we wanted to do. We wanted to do it justice and, yeah, that's going to come no matter what. It's not an easy subject to talk about, but I'm very fortunate with how it's doing. I'm overwhelmed. I'm very proud of it."

Whatever your reaction to the show, it is getting a lot more people to talk about the problem of teen suicide.

What do YOU think of 13 Reasons Why??

[Image via Netflix/Apega/WENN.]

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Celebrate Prom Season With The Most Unique, Romantic, & Insane Promposal Videos Of All Time!

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OMG, these are so cute!

Finding unique, sweet ways to make your S.O. feel special before you pop the big question is a prom tradition. But in the age of the viral video, these invitations have gotten kicked up a notch.

They may be young, but these teens know a lot about romance. And teamwork! Holy crap, some of these took a lot of coordination!

Without further ado, would you do us the honor of ch-ch-checking them out??

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Kidnapped Teen's Family Members Speak Out After Teacher Tad Cummins Claims Their Daughter 'Wanted To Run Away'

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The manhunt is over. Kidnapped teen Elizabeth Thomas is home safe, and her teacher Tad Cummins is in police custody.

But in the aftermath of the nationwide search, there are still a lot of unanswered questions.

Related: Investigators Find 'Romantic' Emails Between Teacher & Kidnapped Student

In case you missed it, Cummins' sister, Daphne Quinn, was on The Today Show Monday to talk about what her troubled brother and his family were going through. And she said:

"I asked him, 'Why would you do this?' And the answer she gave was she wanted to run away, and she wanted to leave. And he didn't want her to go alone. So he went with her so that he could know she was safe."

You can see that whole interview (below):

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This Teen Got His Senior Photos Taken At Moe's Southwest Grill — And Received A HUGE Surprise From The Restaurant!

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Timothy Parsley for the win!

It's the age of getting free shit from restaurants!

We've got the Wendy's chicken nuggets guy pleading for grub via retweets, and now we got Timothy Parsley, a high school senior from Pensacola, Florida, who managed to finagle a year's worth of free burritos from Moe's Southwest Grill.

Related: Ellen DeGeneres Faces 'Nugget Boy'

That hustle though!

Tim (can we call him Tim?) has been eating at the chain since he was eight, and achieved the feat by ingeniously taking his senior class photos in the restaurant, looking handsome and respectable in a suit and tie while reading from a Moe's menu. Not terrible advertising! LOLz!

A representative of the restaurant told Thrillist:

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Scandalized Teacher Tad Cummins Arrested For Kidnapping As Teen Victim Elizabeth Thomas Is Safely Recovered

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What a relief.

On Thursday, it was confirmed that the former teacher, named Tad Cummins, accused of kidnapping Elizabeth Thomas has been arrested. Thankfully, the Tennessee teen has been safely recovered as well.

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According to Siskiyou County Sheriff's Offices rep Kelly Giordano, Tad's car was located in Northern California on Wednesday evening. Apparently, the authorities were alerted of his whereabouts after the scandalized teacher was seen asking around for work in the local area.

In case you forgot, the hunt for 15-year-old Elizabeth first started back on March 13 when her parents reported her as missing. It wasn't long before the 50-year-old educator was fingered as the prime suspect in her disappearance. A warrant was issued for Cummins' arrest after the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation looked into the matter and suggested the teacher may've been grooming the young schoolgirl "in an effort to lure and potentially sexually exploit her."

We're sure Elizabeth's loved ones are happy she's finally been found!

[Image via TBI/Twitter.]

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13-Year-Old Boy Accidentally Kills Himself On Instagram Live

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A 13-year-old boy is dead after a senseless tragedy — that many of his friends had to watch.

According to eyewitnesses, Forest Park, Georgia native Malachi Hemphill was showing off a handgun to some friends on Instagram Live when it accidentally went off, shooting him in the head.

Related: MTV Reality Star Clay Adler Dead After Committing Suicide

His mother, Shaniqua Stephens, told NBC11 the family heard the shot from the other room:

"We kicked in the door. We found him just laying there in a pool of blood. My daughter screamed and said, ‘Mom turn his phone off!' As I proceeded to look at his phone he was on Instagram Live."

Malachi was rushed to Grady Hospital, but unfortunately

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