We wanted to take a moment away from all the noise and craziness to recognize that there are actually still good people doing amazing things in this world! Don’t let Donald Trump make you believe any differently!
So sit back, relax, and read some actual good news guaranteed to lift your spirits (below)!
1. Ashton Kutcher‘s nonprofit helped save nearly 6,000 children from sex trafficking.
The 40-year-old actor’s organization called Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children (the same one he started with ex-wife Demi Moore) assisted law enforcement in identifying 5,894 child sex trafficking victims and rescuing 103 children from “situations where their sexual abuse was recorded and distributed” last year. Not only did the company create software to fight child sexual exploitation through the Technology Task Force, it also helped disrupt 6,608 perpetrators, encouraged over 140,000 individuals seeking child sexual abuse material to get help, and educated 3.5 million teens through its “Stop Sextortion” campaign. Truly amazing work!!!
2. This real-life Spider-Man saved a four year old’s life and now he can become a citizen of France!
Mamoudou Gassama went from an undocumented immigrant to a national hero when he scaled a building to save the little girl dangling from the balcony. After the act of bravery, French President Emmanuel Macron said Mamoudou would be made a French citizen and has been offered a job by the Paris Fire Brigade!
6. This is a public service announcement that not only does this little girl have a Twitter account about petting dogs, but she also got the opportunity to meet this sweet pupper, Meri:
I pet Meri. She is a 6 month old purebred husky. She came from a breeder in western Iowa. Meri’s grandfather was a champion Iditarod sled dog. Meri might make a good sled dog, but she is not very good with screen doors. She always runs into them. pic.twitter.com/eEQIxuXvuj — I’ve Pet That Dog (@IvePetThatDog) May 31, 2018
Penny was there, too:
I pet Penny. She is a relaxed and happy beagle. Penny loves belly rubs and peanut butter. She sleeps on her back with her feet straight up in the air. pic.twitter.com/16TMPS1Pus — I’ve Pet That Dog (@IvePetThatDog) May 31, 2018
7. Ireland recently repealed the eighth amendment to their constitution, which overturned its ban on abortion! This is definitely a step in the right direction for women gaining more control of their bodies and reproductive health around the globe!
8. Kristen Bell has an inspiring message to anyone who may suffer from anxiety and depression (below). You are not alone!
9. This man bought his wife actual highlighters instead of Fenty beauty products and honestly bless his heart:
10. Taylor Swift stopped by the Arizona Burn Center while she was on her tour in Phoenix to see eight-year-old superfan Isabella McCune, who was no longer able to attend her show due to a burn accident that left more than 50 percent of her body injured. Needless to say, it was the visit of a lifetime!
Back in 2015, Jill Blackstone — a former producer on The Jerry Springer Show — was arrested for the alleged murder of her deaf and partially blind sister, Wendy. The Sally Jessy Raphael Show alumwas released two days later.
According to TMZ on Thursday, the TV exec was arrested again on Tuesday at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore for the alleged crime.
Three years ago, Wendy died from a combination of carbon monoxide poisoning and Xanax, and was found — next to a BBQ grill and a suicide note — on the floor of the sisters’ garage.
Authorities reportedly believe Jill orchestrated the whole thing, and was the one who wrote the note. Not only was the producer treated for carbon monoxide poisoning, she was allegedly the only person who saw Wendy two days before her death.
There are reports that the two sisters agreed to a suicide pact, with Jill backing out at the last second.
Wendy’s three dogs also died in the alleged incident.
Jill was booked for murder and three counts of animal cruelty. She will head back to Los Angeles for prosecution.
Move over, Stephen Belafonte! Eddie Murphy‘s in the picture now!!
Mel B isn’t trying to keep 10-year-old daughter Angel away from her ex out of revenge. Rather, Belafonte doesn’t need to be in the youngster’s life as the kid’s biological father is very involved these days. Or, at least, this is the claim the Spice Girls alum is now making.
As you surely know, the America’s Got Talent judge has been at war with her ex-husband over visitation with young Angel. While Stephen isn’t related to Miz Murphy Brown, he was a father figure in her life, especially during the time Eddie didn’t recognize Angel as a child of his.
According to new legal documents, which were obtained by TMZ, Mel claims that Stephen previously tried to cause a wedge between herself and the Saturday Night Live alum. Allegedly, the film producer once took her phone and sent texts to Eddie’s assistant, messages which caused the A-lister to cancel his visit with Angel.
The British songstress also clapped back at Stephen’s defense that Eddie wants nothing to do with Angel. She made sure to highlight that the 56-year-old comedian has interacted with his daughter on SEVERAL occasions. Apparently, since Stephen’s been out of the picture, Mel has made an effort to resurrect a cordial relationship with her baby daddy.
And Angel is quite taken with her bio dad. Not only did Mr. Murphy secure Angel’s first cellphone, but the little one also named one of her dogs Axel, after Eddie’s character in Beverly Hills Cop. Mel further shared that Angel has also put up pictures from the Shrek premiere on her bedroom wall.
Awwwwww. Although Angel is doing well right now, Mel has stated that her daughter is terrified of her former stepfather. Yikes.
Since the 42-year-old has stated that he has a deep bond with Angel, we’re certain he’ll hit back at Mel’s latest legal move. Be sure to check back for any additional details from this dramatic custody war!
In her first interview since her freak accident, the 35-year-old songbird went on the Bobby Bones Show to discuss her return to music. If you don’t remember, she broke her wrist and needed over 40 facial stitches following a dangerous tumble in front of her Nashville home in November.
To us, it seemed like the Cry Pretty singer still felt a little uncomfortable discussing her fall and scars (understandably), but she did give some insight into what happened:
“I was taking out the dogs to go pee-pee one last time. I didn’t let go of the leashes. Priorities! So that’s why my left hand’s fine. I reached to catch myself and I just missed a step. … If I had fallen anywhere else, I would’ve been perfectly fine.”
As for the scarring around her mouth and nose, she said:
“I’ve been very fortunate in the healing process. I was at a point where I didn’t know how things were gonna end up. I didn’t know what it was gonna heal like. … I was worried [my son] might be scared of me. But now if I put makeup on, he’s like, ‘Mommy, your boo-boo’s all gone.'”
Listen to the country icon answer questions about her upcoming album that’s “almost” done and more (below)!!
Others are citing even worse behavior from *Evil Alexa*, including their devices whistling(!), reciting the definition of “please” in response to a command(!!), and even apparently listing off local cemeteries(!!?).
Amazon responded to the deviant behavior in a statement to The Verge, saying the company is “aware of this and working to fix it.” Maybe just unplug (and BURN) all your echos until then, yeah?
Take a look (below) read the unsettling reports and hear the evil Alexa laughter for yourself!
“Why don’t you tell the world what you were doing during my entire Fox & Friends hit? Oh I know, chewing on her damn bone as loud as she possibly could. So I had to kick her about five times during the show.”
As seen here:
Later that day, TMZ photogs caught the Fox News contributor at LAX where they questioned her about the controversial clip. The 25-year-old insists it was all a “joke,” as she “[loves her] dog more than anything in the world.” She said:
“I think people are pretty logical and they understand it was a joke… Anyone who knows me knows I love my dog more than anything in the world… Slow news day for you guys, isn’t it?”
In response, PETA‘s senior director of cruelty casework Stephanie Bell said in a statement:
“Only a heartless person would kick a dog just for doing what dogs normally do — and a reasonable person would simply have moved out of the way or moved the animal.”
No animals were harmed in the writing of this post.
In regards to how she settled on the unique name, the It-girl told People:
“Her name’s [Hershela]. My boyfriend named her … I kind of just ran with it. It made me laugh. I liked Hershey and he liked Hershela, so it was like a middle ground.”
Awwwww. As to why Lord Disick got the honor of naming the puppy, the 19-year-old explained that since the father-of-three got her the pup, he should have a hand in naming it. She continued:
“He wanted the dog for a while, but he ended up surprising me with it.”
And it appears that Miz Richie is already in love with the little animal. The up-and-comer even gushed:
“I am obsessed with wiener dogs, so I’ve just been sitting at home staring at her all day like a psychopath. I think this is like my first proper outing since I got her.”
However, it seems like not everyone is informed that Scott bought the animal for his lady love. Recently, Kim Kardashian West had a Snapchat session with the dog, and claimed that the animal belonged to Disick’s daughter Penelope (below). Either Keeks is being SUPER shady and isn’t acknowledging Sofia’s existence or the KUWTK vet has kept some info to himself.
Additionally, a source told Page Six on Thursday that the social media personality has “driven a wedge” between the 55-year-old rocker and his close circle of friends.
That night, the actress spoke out, telling Page Six via email:
“This is so awful… Every time a friend calls, I encourage him to go see them, to hang out. HE decides what he wants to do. Not me. We just went to Cabo with some friends…. When people first fall in love they tend to spend a lot of time together. That’s just how it is. It is Tommy who makes his own decisions, I don’t tell him what to do. He’s a grown man.”
Um, yeah! Absolutely. He is a grown man.
In fact, Furlan says she is the one who got the musician into therapy as she calls the entire situation:
“sad and I’m very hurt that I’m being blamed when I’ve only ever tried to help… I love Tommy, have always only wanted the best for him, I am wishing peace for all involved.”
Lee told TMZ on Thursday that although he “[drinks] more than the average Joe,” he is not a “deviant alcoholic abuser.”
After the violent confrontation on Monday night, Furlan called 911 and told the emergency dispatcher that Lee was knocked out unconscious and was bleeding from his mouth. She also feared the “guns” in Brandon’s room.
The couple announced their engagement in February. Fans who follow Brittany and Tommy are shocked by the allegations, as avid followers of their Insta Stories (and let’s be real, they do A LOT of Insta Stories) have only ever seen seemingly happy, coherent footage of their relationship — mostly cooking for each other, trying to get their dogs out of the restroom… you know, usual and normal shit!
“I told him, ‘Some of it’s not helpful, it causes distraction. We can get thrown off our message by tweeting things that aren’t the issues of the day.’ Everybody tried at different times to cool down the Twitter habit — but no one could do it. Not me, Jared, Ivanka, Hope.”
He added that Melania wasn’t able to get through to her husband either:
“After the joint session, we all talked to him and Melania said, ‘No tweeting.’ And he said, ‘OK — for the next few days.’ We had many discussions involving this issue. We had meetings in the residence. I couldn’t stop it.”
Wow, we actually have a four year old as president. It’s astonishing, really.