This is so sad. And scary!
A 7-year-old child was struck and later died in South Los Angeles, California, this past Wednesday… by an ice cream truck.
The child was apparently following the truck on his electronic bicycle when he lost control.
Here's what an LAPD police officer said:
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Whatever happened to Southern hospitality?
Remember when we told you Brit heartthrob Tom Hiddleston had been tapped to play American music icon Hank Williams in an upcoming biopic? Well, Hank's grandson — country star Hank Williams III — ain't on board with this selection at ALL!
Hank3 thinks Tom is the wrong man for the job and that the role should be played by something with real rootis in the American South.
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It looks like Reese Witherspoon didn't need Stevie Nicks after all!
Despite having her chance to play the Fleetwood Mac songstress shot down, the actress got back to work and was spotted lookin' damn good on the set of The Good Lie in Atlanta, Georgia!
Reese got back to her southern roots and fit right in the country scene, trading in her blonde locks for brunette curls and rocked a pair of cowboy boots!
Ch-ch-check out her new look (above)!
We STILL think the actress would have been perfect to play Stevie, but right now we're just glad to see that she's back in front of the camera!
[Image via StClair/Massie/Splash News.]
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A swarm of honey bees attacked forty small children while they were at a bunny farm in South Africa!
The kids were waiting to get back on the bus, after a school field to a bunny farm near Johannesburg, when the swarm descended on them!
Even more horrifying was
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The seXXXy J's have been getting their groove on down in Atlanta!!
Yes, Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake were spotted at Tex-Mex hotspot Tin Lizzy's, where the couple partook in some light PDA while enjoying chicken tacos and fried pickles. Mmm, yumm!
Jess was said to be flashing
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Love is still going strong for Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively.
After having a cozy holiday vacay together in NY and Boston, it seemed like the two distanced themselves from each other, which had us wondering if there could be trouble in paradise.
Don't fret! Love is still in the air - down south!
Blake and RyRy were spotted
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Teen births are problematic for a lot of reasons. Pregnant teens are at greater risk of complications including preterm births, low birth weights, and infant death than women having babies in their 20s or older.
Fortunately, the national average of teen births is falling. Between 2007 and 2008, the teen birth rate fell nationally to about 4.2 percent of all births.
The study showed that areas with larger Hispanic and black populations have higher teen pregnancy rates, because both groups have a higher rate of teen pregnancies than whites. This is in large part because of the lack of proper education in schools — especially in the south.
Experts say that more comprehensive sex education, like that in California and the North East, is necessary to drive down teen pregnancy rates.
"This new CDC report makes it is crystal clear that a smaller percentage of teens are getting pregnant in states like California, New York and New Jersey that provide students with comprehensive, evidence-based sex education," said Leslie Kantor, National Director of Education, Planned Parenthood Federation of America. "The report demonstrates that the surest way to reduce teenage pregnancy is to provide young people with comprehensive, medically accurate sex education, and doing so is especially urgent for African-Americans and Latino teens, who are getting pregnant more frequently than other young people."
The southern states need to get their act together and stop relying on antiquated sex-education policies. Talking openly with kids about sex is the only way we will be able to fix this national problem!
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