Legendary Wrestler “Rowdy” Roddy Piper Dead At Age 61

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(PCM) Wrestling fans are mourning the loss of legendary wrestler and actor ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper who has sadly passed away at the age of 61. According to officials from the WWW, Piper’s death was the result of a heart attack that occurred while he was sleeping at his home in Hollywood, California.

Piper’s death was later confirmed by his agent Jay Schacter, who said the wrestler “died peacefully in his sleep”. Schacter also released an email statement which went on to say that he is “shocked and beyond devastated.  He was an amazing man and a true friend. He was one of the most generous, sincere and authentic people I have ever known. This is a true loss to us all.”

The WWE’s  CEO Vince McMahon also released a statement saying Piper was “one of the most entertaining, controversial and bombastic performers ever in WWE, beloved [by] millions of fans around the world.”

‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper, whose real name was Roderick George Toombs began his career with the WWE back in 1984 and was inducted in the WWE Hall Of Fame in 2005. He also earned his way on to the list of the WWE’s “Top 50 Villains” of all time.

Piper is survived by his wife Kitty and their four children. Our sincere condolences go out to Piper’s family and friends during this incredibly difficult time.

Sasha McVeigh Pens An Open Letter To Fans About Body Image

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(PCM) Country singer Sasha McVeigh has penned an open letter to her fans discussing the hot button topic of body image.  The letter is incredibly open and honest and it truly something anyone who has ever dealt with body image standards can relate. Check out her full letter below:

I don’t usually do this type of thing because I like to keep aspects of my personal life “personal” but various things have happened recently that make me feel like sharing something, so here goes…

There are three things you won’t know about me. (1) I’m very cynical. (2) I’m a glass half empty. (3) I can be extremely negative. Since December my life has been a roller-coaster of very high-highs and very low-lows. A terrible combination for someone like me. But I’m not complaining, that’s life and that’s actually not the point of this post, I’m just setting the scene.

I receive a lot of messages daily from all of you wonderful people. Sometimes you talk about me, sometimes about my music and sometimes you tell me about you. I love hearing ANYTHING and EVERYTHING you have to say. But sometimes I get messages from you telling me how perfect you think I am. How you wish your “skin looked as smooth as mine”, you wish you were as “pretty as I am” or you wished your “body looked like mine”. These kinds of messages always make me feel really sad because I can remember looking up to certain artists when I was younger, and even now, and comparing myself to them, and wishing I looked like them. I NEVER wanted that to be the case with me. I never want to make anyone feel inadequate with themselves. And I know it’s easier said than done because people, especially girls/women, always compare themselves to others. For some reason it’s how we’re wired. But the fact is, nobody is perfect, our imperfections are what make us unique and beautiful. Some of us have the same imperfections because heck we’re human and hormones do what hormones do, that’s part of life too. So, today, I’m going to address things about my appearance that have been mentioned in messages, tweets etc and I’m going to be completely honest with you. I’m a little nervous and a little scared but if I can help just one person by doing this, then it’s worth it! Here goes…

– I don’t have clear skin. I’ve had acne since I was 10 years-old and it got worse when I hit puberty. Look in my bathroom cabinet and you’ll see I’ve tried every anti-acne cream, medicine, remedy in the book. Over the years I’ve just gotten REALLY good with make-up and I often take pictures on the side where I have the least spots on that particular day.
– I don’t have smooth skin. In some areas my face looks like the surface of the moon – ha ha – but again, primer is a God-send and so is moisturiser.
– I don’t have rock-hard abs or a flat stomach. When I was 16 I envied all those Disney Channel starlets who were my age and somehow had these washboard stomachs. I must have done thousands of crunches and eaten some horrible shakes to get there but it never happened because the fact is my genetics aren’t on my side. Plus, I love junk food and loathe the gym soooo the shakes and the crunches didn’t last long with me!!
– I currently weigh 10st (140lbs) so I am most definitely not super skinny. This is however heavier than I usually am and I’ve been about 8lbs overweight for the last 6 months. I’m not really happy about it but I’m also not going to give up my nachos, lemon meringue pie and donuts.
– I’m 21 years-old and I have cellulite. Yes, you heard me…CELLULITE! It’s on my thighs and my butt and made itself known about 6 months ago. At first I thought the world was ending and the apocalypse was looming but the fact is, most women get cellulite. There’s no rhyme or reason to it. Maybe mine will disappear if I can get myself to the gym enough times, but if not, I’m just learning to live with it.
– I have stretch marks on my butt and hips. They showed up when I hit puberty and I developed a “woman’s body”, as my Mum called it. Most people get them!
– I DO NOT HAVE A THIGH GAP!! I don’t really understand where this obsession came from but I most definitely do not have one, nor have I ever as far as I know.

Some of those things above are things that really bothered me when I was younger and honestly sometimes still do now. I’ll look in the mirror and see my cellulite and it’ll make me not want to put on a pair of shorts or I won’t want to go out without covering my acne. But a lot of the time I’ll think to myself…WHO THE HELL CARES!! Because like I said, I’ve learnt we all have imperfections. We all have things we’re not happy about. Most women have cellulite and stretch marks because we’re human and that’s how our skin and bodies work. Everybody’s different and nobody is perfect.

In school I got bullied. I was told a lot that I had a big nose and my butt stuck out. For the longest time I thought I should have a smaller nose and I should wear clothes to hide my butt. But, both of those things are part of what make me, me. I was born with this nose and it’s part of my face. I was born with this butt and as it turns out, nowadays women want them to be as big as they can get them – how ironic!!

People will often try to bring you down, usually to try to hide their own insecurities. Magazines will always print articles about diets or people who are too fat or too thin because they know us women will eat that stuff up and believe it. But why should we let them make us feel inadequate?

If you have cellulite on your legs and you want to wear shorts, wear shorts! If you don’t have washboard abs but you want to wear a crop top, wear a crop top. Boys, if you wanna go shirtless, go shirtless. If you feel insecure and want to cover up, cover up. Do what you want to do. Do what makes you happy. Do what makes you feel beautiful.

But never compare yourself to the person next to you because that person will have just a many worries as you do. Someone once told me to think of the person I most wanted to be like. So I did. Then they said, “Now tell me what you don’t like about them!”. And I said nothing. Then they said, “Well, can they sing?”. And I said, no they couldn’t. Therefore would I have wanted to trade my body for theirs but not been able to do one of the biggest things that makes me who I am. NO WAY NO HOW!!

We’re all unique. We’re all beautiful. I know it’s easy to forget that and sometimes it’s hard to see. The last thing I’d want is for anyone to get down on themselves because they wish they looked “as perfect as me” because there’s no such thing as perfection. It doesn’t exist. There is no ideal. You’re just you and I’m just me and I think we’re pretty awesome the way we are!

So…thanks for reading this. If you read it to the end you’re a Saint because, man, that was longer than I thought it would be. I just felt I needed to get it off my chest and I thank you for letting me share. Have a wonderful weekend folks and remember, never let anyone dull your sunshine. I love you!

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Cartoon Bugs Bunny Turns 75 Years Old!

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(PCM) Looking quite good for his age, lovable cartoon rabbit Bug Bunny turned 75 years old this week. Bugs Bunny made his first on-screen appearance in the 1940 Merry Melodies cartoon aptly titled “A Wild Hare” opposite, who else, but Elmer Fudd of course!

The short 8-minute cartoon also marks the first time that Bugs Bunny locked lips with an adversary, faked his own death, and uttered the classic catch phrase ‘What’s up, doc?’.  “A Wild Hare” received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Short, but ended up losing out to “The Milky Way”.

You can watch a full version of the classic cartoon below:


Merrie Melodies – A Wild Hare (1940) by Cartoonzof2006

 

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RIP Bobbi Kristina Brown: Young Actress/Singer Dies at 22

(PCM) Bobbi Kristina Brown, the 22 year-old daughter of late singer/actress Whitney Houston and singer Bobby Brown, passed away on Sunday, July 26th, after being in a medically induced coma for the past six months.

The tragic news broke earlier today when the Houston family announced Brown’s passing on the official Whitney Houston Facebook page, posting a picture of Bobbi as a child with her mother and the message: “It is hard to say goodbye. On Sunday, July 26, Bobbi Kristina Brown made her transition peacefully. The family thanks everyone for their loving thoughts and prayers. As Bobbi Kristina would say: “The wind is behind me and the sun is in my face.””

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Bobbi Kristina Brown was placed into a medically induced coma after being found unresponsive in the bathtub of her Atlanta home back in January of 2015, just a few days shy of the third anniversary of her mother’s death.

Rumors quickly swirled around the young singer/actress’s condition and the circumstances of the situation, throwing suspicion on her quasi-adopted older brother/boyfriend Nick Gordon. Despite a pending lawsuit from Bobbi Kristina Brown’s conservator and an investigation into the allegations in the suit, charges have yet to be filed against Gordon.

While in a coma, various conflicting stories of Bobbi Kristina’s health made their way to the media, creating confusion around the already unknown fate of the young Brown. On June 24, five months after being put in a medically induced coma, Bobbi Kristina Brown was moved into hospice care and taken off medication, with family members gathering to spend as much time as possible with Bobbi Kristina.

The Houston family released a statement to EW on Sunday, stating: “Bobbi Kristina Brown passed away July 26, 2015, surrounded by her family. She is finally at peace in the arms of God. We want to again thank everyone for their tremendous amount of love and support during these last few months.”

RIP Bobbi Kristina Brown.

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Brooke Hogan Pens A Poem Defending Dad Amidst Racism Controversy

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(PCM) Brooke Hogan, the 27-year old daughter of legendary WWE wrestler Hulk Hogan, has stepped up to defend her father who was recently accused of using several racial slurs in an interview that occurred several years ago while he was discussing her boyfriend at the time.

All references to Hulk Hogan have been removed from the WWE website amid the controversy, almost as if they have begun to erase his entire existence within the organization. All ties between him and the company have been severed. Brooke took to Facebook and posted a poem she had written under her real name Brooke Bollea titled “If You Knew My Father”.

You can read the full poem below:

~If You Knew My Father~
By Brooke Bollea
If you knew the dad I knew,
you’d know his tender heart.
He’d never want to hurt his fans,
or family from the start.
If you knew my father,
you would know how hard he fought…
and the way it brought a smile to people light, medium and dark.
We always fight a battle
that people never see,
and sometimes when you’re hurting, you don’t think logically.
Human isn’t perfect,
and perfect is not he,
but I can tell you one thing, it’s just not what it seems.
Cause If you knew the dad I knew,
you’d know he raised me well.
He taught me folks are so much more
than shades could ever tell.
And If you knew my father,
you would know he’s down to earth.
He may have slammed the giant,
but remembers life’s true worth.
If you knew my father,
if you just walked in his shoes…
then you would know that microscope that comes with yellow boots.
If you knew my father,
you would see your own in mine.
And if he was your father, you could never find divide.
Cause me- I bet your father
or someone that you love
Maybe regrets something
they wish they’d never done.
So if you know my father,
remember he’s a man,
and you would crave relief if people judged everything you did.
The lord says to forgive them,
don’t be the one to stone…
so please remember his strong arms when you were all alone.
The lives he’s changed, the friends he’s made,
the people he’s inspired…
It makes me sad to see my dad
defeated and so tired.
If you knew my father,
you would know just how he’s hurting…
For he loves every one of you, regardless of your story.
And if you met my father,
I know he’d give you love!
He’d lift you up, apologize and give you all a hug.
For those who think you know my father,
remember who you are.
We all can make mistakes and carry ugly scars.
Because I know my father,
I can promise this-
Just like you and I, things we don’t mean can sometimes slip.
We all continue learning.
This life can be so rough…
So if you know my father, please try not to be tough.
My father has a daughter,
and I have feelings too.
And if I knew your father, I would do the same for you.

The audio of Hulk Hogan’s alleged racist rant was part of an ongoing lawsuit between the wrestler and Gawker that was part of a leaked out sex tape. Hulk Hogan did issue a brief statement of his own in regards to the allegations saying “This is not who I am. I believe very strongly that every person in the world is important and should not be treated differently based on race, gender, orientation, religious beliefs or otherwise. I am disappointed with myself that I used language that is offensive and inconsistent with my own beliefs.”

 

 

 

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Is Riley Curry the Cutest Ever?

RileyCurry_1(PCM) The answer is yes, and this Instagram post proves it.

If you don’t already know who Riley Curry is, please get out from under the rock you call home and introduce yourself to Youtube, where you can watch the viral videos of Riley stealing the show from her dad, NBA MVP Stephen Curry, during multiple post-game conferences aired on live TV.

After winning over the hearts of Americans everywhere with her hilarious couldn’t-care-less-about-being-on-live-tv attitude and toddler-antics, Riley Curry is back at it again, this time showcasing her cuteness on Instagram.

Riley was celebrating her third birthday this past weekend when her mother, Ayesha Curry, shared a video of the toddler getting down to Silentó’s viral summer hit, “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae),” with the caption:
“This is 3!!! Happy birthday baby girl! Never a dull moment. You light up our lives and keep us on our toes. Mommy and daddy love you so much. Let’s celebrate! 👨👩<img src=" class="wp-smiley" style="height: 1em; max-height: 1em;" />‍<img src=" class="wp-smiley" style="height: 1em; max-height: 1em;" />.”

Riley can be seen doing her best nae nae and whipping in a cute green-striped romper while her parents proudly cheer her on from behind the camera.

It looks like the Curry’s could have a little future star on their hands. Watch the adorable video below!

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