Mama June Shannon may just need to change her name to Hot Mama June. After undergoing weight loss surgery, the matriarch of the Here Comes Honey Boo Boo family will reveal her new body on the reality TV screen in WE tv’s new docu-dramedy Mama June: From Not to Hot. But first, her daughters Alana (known better to fans as “Honey Boo Boo”) and Lauryn (AKA “Pumpkin”) stopped by Entertainment Tonight to explain how their mother went from 460 lbs. to a size 4. “She had gastric sleeve back in May of 2015, and then she slowly started losing weight, and the reason she got the gastric sleeve was because she hit a plateau - she couldn’t lose any weight,” Pumpkin explained of her mom’s surgery to make her stomach smaller.
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Foam body armor? Even armor-piercing bullets cannot get through this foam. And the foam doesn’t just stop bullets. It destroys them…this foam decimates bullets into dust. North Carolina State University Professor Afsaneh Rabiei led the team that created the amazing foam. This is not ordinary foam like the kind used for shaving, for example. This is a special type of foam called composite metal foams, or CMF. The military and law enforcement could use this kind of foam for advanced, ultra light body armor to protect personnel. And this research team has other foams up its sleeve that have the potential to keep military and first responders safe from radiation and extreme heat too. BULLET V. FOAM
Tarek and Christina El Moussa‘s marriage may have appeared picture-perfect to fans of the couple’s hit HGTV show, but a lot of behind-the-scenes stress led the house-flipping duo to drift apart. “Like any couple we had our share of issues,” Christina tells PEOPLE tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story. The California natives were already adapting to newfound fame after landing their gig on Flip or Flop and struggling to become pregnant with a second child when Tarek was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2013.
Memphis-born, New York- based Photographer Freddie L. Rankin II began his series "The Mystique of Commonality" after a law passed in France banning Muslim women from wearing burqas and hijabs in public places. With a Pentax 35mm camera, Rankin captures the universal similarities of daily life. "We were waiting for the same trains, shopping at the same markets, and swimming at the same beaches," Rankin says in an email. "The Mystique of Commonality" touches on judgment, immigration, acceptance, and most importantly, humanity. From ELLE
A Texas man who cut short the life of an “extraordinary” woman in a drunken driving crash will be reminded of his crime by sitting in a jail cell on the anniversary of her death for the next nine years. Travis Elwell, 23, of Mesquite, was sentenced last week to serve 120 days in jail for the 2015 death of Emily Javadi, 34, who was killed while loading items into her car after a workout at Dallas’ Cole Park. Elwell, who had a blood alcohol content of 0.175 at the time, more than twice the legal limit, was speeding when his BMW crashed into Javadi’s Lexus, sending her into a metal pole. As part of a plea deal arranged by Javadi’s parents and prosecutors, Elwell will also serve one week in jail on the anniversary of Javadi’s death on Feb. 10, 2015, for the next nine years, WFAA reports.
Former House Speaker John Boehner says he started “laughing” when he heard the GOP’s plan to swiftly repeal and replace Obamacare. “Republicans never ever agree on health care,” he said in comments first reported by Politico. “Most of the framework of the Affordable Care Act … that’s going to be there,” Boehner said.