A 'fully preserved' couple that went missing over 80 years ago was discovered on the glacier where Chris Pratt filmed 'The Tomorrow War'
"They were fully preserved in their glacier hiking clothes from 1930 or 1940," he told Ellen DeGeneres. "They had their supplies and rations."
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President Trump went from berating former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich for his lack of Harry Potter knowledge to commuting his prison sentence.In 2011, Blagojevich was convicted of wire fraud, attempted extortion, soliciting bribes, conspiracy to commit extortion, and conspiracy to solicit and accept bribes, and sentenced to 14 years in prison. The year before, he appeared on The Apprentice, where he bombed a Harry Potter-related task. Trump admonished him for sharing "inaccurate" facts about the boy wizard, and once Blagojevich began blathering about "Slithering and Hufflepuff and Ravencloth," it was all over. Thinking about the time Donald Trump scolded Rod Blagojevich on the Celebrity Apprentice over inaccurate Harry Potter facts and inadequate Harry Potter research pic.twitter.com/rx7PH7qP4I -- Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) August 8, 2019On Tuesday, Trump announced he had commuted Blagojevich's sentence, but didn't mention anything about once firing him from his reality show. "He served eight years in jail, a long time," Trump said. "He seems like a very nice person -- don't know him."Reporters spotted Blagojevich on Tuesday night, as he prepared to board a flight from Denver to Chicago. Blagojevich shared that while in prison, he thought a lot about the "broken and unfair criminal justice system" and how there are "too many people who have too much power who don't have any accountability." He expressed his "most profound and everlasting gratitude to President Trump," adding that "he's a Republican president, I was a Democratic governor. My fellow Democrats have not been very kind to him -- in fact, they've been very unkind to him. If you're asking me what my party affiliation is, I'm a Trumpocrat."Blagojevich will hold a press conference at his home in Chicago on Wednesday, where he's expected to answer hard-hitting questions, like "Did you finally get around to reading Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban?" More stories from theweek.com Mike Bloomberg is not the lesser of two evils Warren supporters suspect the media is trying to erase her candidacy. This poll didn't help. Obama poked Trump on the economy. Trump took the bait.
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Inside the turbulent personal life of Elon Musk, who's dated Hollywood stars, has 5 sons, and may be expecting another baby with musician Grimes
Elon Musk's personal life has been rocky at times. Here's a look into the family and romantic relationships of the Tesla and SpaceX CEO.
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Rapper Pop Smoke was shot and killed at a Hollywood Hills home owned by “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave and her husband Edwin Arroyave, according to TMZ. The rapper was 20 years old.The Los Angeles Police Department did not identify the victim but confirmed to TheWrap that a shooting occurred at 4:29 a.m. Wednesday morning at the 2000 block of Hercules Drive near the intersection of Laurel Canyon and Hollywood Blvd. An unknown number of suspects entered the residence and shot an unidentified African American male in his 20s.The victim was transported to the hospital and pronounced dead Wednesday. It is not yet known whether the shooting was gang-related. A homicide investigation is ongoing.Also Read: Charles Portis, 'True Grit' Novelist, Dies at 86TMZ also reports that the Arroyave residence may have been rented to the rapper as an Airbnb.Reps for the Arroyaves did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave has been a cast member of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” since Season 8. Season 10 of the reality TV show is currently in production.She is the daughter of legendary rocker John Mellencamp. She is married to Edwin Arroyave, who is CEO of the home security company Skyline Security. The rapper, whose birth name is Bashar Jackson, was arrested last month at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and charged with transporting a stolen vehicle, according to Fox 11 Los Angeles.Lawrence Yee contributed to this report.Read original story Rapper Pop Smoke Shot and Killed at Home of ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Star (Report) At TheWrap
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This purse was lost behind a locker in the 1950s. Its contents reveal what high school was like then
The purse belonged to Patti Rumfola, who graduated from Hoover High School in 1960. The school now currently serves as North Canton Middle School.
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Hackers stuck a 2-inch strip of tape on a 35-mph speed sign and successfully tricked 2 Teslas into accelerating to 85 mph
The Tesla misread a 35-mph speed sign as an 85-mph sign after researchers altered it with black tape.
George Zimmerman is trending on Twitter again, and as usual, it’s not for anything good. Zimmerman, the man who killed unarmed Florida teen Trayvon Martin, is suing Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg for defamation over Tweets posted on what would’ve been Martin’s 25th birthday. Zimmerman is seeking $265 million in damages.On February 5th, Martin’s birthday, Warren tweeted saying that her heart goes out to Martin’s family on this day. Warren also called out the dangers of gun violence in the U.S., saying, “We need to end gun violence and racism. And we need to build a world where all of our children-especially young Black boys-can grow up safe and free.” My heart goes out to @SybrinaFulton and Trayvon’s family and friends. He should still be with us today. We need to end gun violence and racism. And we need to build a world where all of our children—especially young Black boys—can grow up safe and free. https://t.co/9lXXlRnvzL — Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) February 6, 2020Earlier the same day, Buttigieg tweeted, “Trayvon Martin would have been 25 today. How many 25th birthdays have been stolen from us by white supremacy, gun violence, prejudice, and fear? BlackLivesMatter”Now, Zimmerman is seeking nine figures of damages from both candidates with a lawsuit claiming Warren and Buttigieg “defamed Zimmerman for political gain in misguided and malicious attempts to bolster their standings amongst African-American voters, all at Zimmerman’s expense.” The suit also claims Warren and Buttigieg’s struggles to retain support from black voters led them to “disingenuously” state their support for BlackLivesMatter, though multiple other public figures also tweeted support of Trayvon Martin’s family for his birthday.Warren and Buttigieg have both faced criticism over their recent polling with black voters. During Buttigieg’s tenure as mayor of South Bend, police arrested black residents at over four times the rate of white residents over marijuana possession, a point which he was asked to address during the eighth Democratic debate in New Hampshire. But, Zimmerman’s lawsuit directly calls out two specific concerns that he relates to the defamation suit: First, recent reports from people of color working on Buttigieg’s campaign staff alleging racism on their team; Second, the recent departure of six women of color working for Warren in Nevada. It is unclear how either of those points are related to the candidates’ respective tweets about Trayvon Martin in memory of his birthday, particularly since neither candidate mention George Zimmerman on Twitter. In 2012, Zimmerman fatally shot 17-year-old Martin while Martin was walking to his father’s house in the neighborhood where Zimmerman volunteered for the neighborhood watch. Martin’s death, and Zimmerman’s acquittal in 2013, sparked the BlackLivesMatter movement.Since his acquittal, Zimmerman has spent his time living up to his reputation as an all-around terrible person, attempting to profit from Martin’s murder. In December, Zimmerman filed a lawsuit for damages totaling over $100 million against Sybrina Fulton, Martin’s mother, as well as anyone involved in the legal case against him that resulted in his acquittal. He’s also had his share of run-ins with the law, including two charges of domestic violence, not to mention violating Twitter’s rules by posting an ex’s nude photos.Warren and Buttigieg’s campaigns have not yet commented on the lawsuit.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?George Zimmerman Sues Martin Family For MillionsJay-Z Pays Tribute To Trayvon MartinGun Used In Trayvon Martin Shooting For Sale