An actor who played the Red Ranger on “Power Rangers Ninja Storm,” was found dead Saturday in New Zealand.
Police were called to a Wellington, New Zealand, home early Saturday morning and found Pua Magasiva unresponsive, the New Zealand Herald reported. He was 38.
A police spokesperson said Saturday there were “no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death,” according to the paper.
Magasiva played Red Wind Ranger Shane Clarke in the Power Rangers spinoff that aired in 2003. In New Zealand, he was best known for his longtime role as nurse Vinnie on the medical drama “Shortland Street.”
Magasiva left his gig as a Flava radio show host last April after he was busted for a DUI.
Born in Samoa, but raised in New Zealand, Magasiva leaves behind his wife of one year, Lizz Sadler, and a 7-year-old daughter, Jasmine. His brother Robbie Magasiva is also an actor.
A Domino's restaurant employee was written a citation after Friendswood Texas police say he assaulted a co-worker for revealing an "Avengers: Endgame" spoiler. Officers were called to the restaurant at 116 E. Edgewood Dr. early Sunday evening after an assault was reported.
Justin Surface, 33, was issued a citation for assault by contact after police said he attacked a fellow pizza store employee. It's really hard to imagine that someone lost their cool after spoiling a movie, but it seems that's how intense it was for this Domino's employee.
"That's hilarious," one Domino's customer said. "That just seems kinda insane to me."
Seungae Kim, the 69-year-old owner of A&J Convenience in Cooksville, Ontario, has everyone impressed after she fended off a robber using only a bundle of bananas.
According to Kim, the masked man came in on a Saturday night and demanded she open the cash register. When she told him “you’re not getting money,” he tried to hop over the counter. And that’s when she used her potassium-filled weapon.
“I had to do something so I reached for whatever was there,” she said. “I hit him hard with the bananas and he ran away.”
Kim added that she kept swinging until the assailant retreated empty-handed, and that she did it not for the money but to protect her husband.
The store’s customers lauded the brave owner for her valiant stand. “She’s a champ. Wow, so brave,” said Kelly Rawlins, who lives nearby. “No one is going to mess with her.”
Although no one was hurt (save for the robber’s dignity), police told the public to refrain from getting into a physical confrontation with robbers, especially armed ones.
The suspect is still on the loose, and anyone with information is encouraged to contact the proper authorities.
The two said they were “remorseful” after doing the crappy stunt.
At a grocery store in Norfolk County, Canada, a 13-year-old girl, and a 16-year-old boy were apprehended after they built a toilet paper fort, hid in it, and stayed the night.
According to police, the teens created the makeshift fortress in one of the store’s aisles on Monday night, then proceeded to sleep in it after the place closed. At around 4:30 am, as staff restocked shelves, the two woke up and ran to the bathroom to hide.
One of the employees noticed the pair and called the cops, who took them back to their parents. No charges are to be filed, but the teens said they are “very remorseful” for what they did.
The incident is one of many ‘overnight challenges’ that have been done in the last couple of years. In the past, others have attempted sleeping in schools, restaurants, and other stores like Costco, Walmart, and Toys R’ Us.
Those who are planning to attempt the practice have been warned that it can result in trespassing or break-in charges.
It's been a weird few months for condiments. First, there was Mayochup. The public was confused but game. Then, however, improbably, Heinz debuted Mayocue and Mayomust. You'd think that after Mayomust, there's no way a company could come up with a weirder name. And yet.
And yet, something called Kranch now exists. As to what it is, it's "a mouthwatering mix of ketchup, ranch and a special blend of spices," according to Heinz. Whether it is an abomination in the eyes of the Lord went unaddressed in the statement -- and will be left for you to decide.
Kranch will be joining the other three condiments of the apocalypse on store shelves and at online retailers this month. If you're behind on all this, Mayocue is a combination of barbecue and mayo, and Mayomust weds mayo and mustard. All of them have a suggested retail price of $3.49.
This is starting to seem like the culinary equivalent of combining all the sodas at a restaurant. But maybe it's nice to have the option?
The cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris is home to numerous artifacts, works of art and religious relics that each tell a story.
As a devastating fire tore through the cathedral on Monday, toppling its spire, many feared the items -- collected over the centuries -- might be lost.
The main structure of Paris' Notre-Dame cathedral has been saved by firefighters who spent hours heroically battling a blaze that destroyed most of the roof and toppled the spire of the iconic building. President Emmanuel Macron said the cathedral will be rebuilt. The colossal fire swept through the famed Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris on Monday evening, engulfing the roof and causing a spire to collapse.
Fire crews had initially been unsure if anything could be saved from the almost millennium old building, but after 400 firefighters battled for five hours it was gradually brought under control.
Late on Monday night, the city's top fire official announced that main structure of Notre-Dame has been saved.
In March, Reebok brought back its classic Instapump Fury with a rendition dubbed the Prototype that paid homage to its retro design. Draped in its recognizable citron, black and red hues, the sneaker embraced its ’90s origins — from its Pump technology to cage-like overlays — while introducing some modern upgrades.
The sportswear giant is now prepping for the warmer months ahead with a sandal silhouette of the classic sneaker. While retaining most of its geometric designs, split midsole and Hexalite cushioning, the summer-ready model opens up the heel and toe box to help your feet stay cool. The footwear also comes in a black and blue colorway in case you prefer a more subtle style. Purchase both models at retailers like atmos now for ?17,280 (approximately $155 USD).
As rumors continue to circulate that the “7 Rings” singer will perform at Coachella with the pop group this year, a source close to Scooter Braun, Grande’s manager, told Page Six on Sunday that he has been speaking with JC Chasez‘s manager, Eric Podwall, for the past few days and that Chasez, former bandmate Lance Bass, and Grande, 25, had a meeting.
Chasez, 42, added fuel to the fire Sunday, tweeting, “Mic check, mic check one… two… is this thing on?!?”
Our source told us, “JC’s tweet this morning must be an indication that something is in the works.”
Grande first hinted at a collaboration with the boy band Thursday on Instagram, after posting a video of herself dancing to the group’s single, “Tearin’ Up My Heart.” She also sampled “It Makes Me Ill” on her track, “Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored.”
Sega is all in with its commitment to retro gaming with the introduction of the Sega Genesis Mini, which will be available in Fall 2019. It may not be an intentional answer to Nintendo and Sony bringing back the NES and PlayStation Classic, but who knows?
It'll have 40 built-in games—titles that will definitely warm the heart of nostalgic game lovers everywhere.
You'll be able to play classics like Sonic the Hedgehog and Castlevania: Bloodlines right out of the box in addition to lesser-known titles like Ecco the Dolphin and Comix Zone.
Of the 40 game titles that will be available, about half will be revealed later this year.
A pair of wired 3-button controls come with the unit in addition to a USB power adapter, power cable, and HDMI cable.
The Sega Genesis Mini will be ready for pre-order soon and will be released September 19, 2019 for $79.99.
A pop-up bar open for only one day ever in the North Pole is offering a lifetime supply of Arctic Blue Gin to whoever is brave enough to trek through the ice and snow for some free drinks.
The bar is called the Arctic Bar, located only by coordinates in the frozen northern bits of Finland -- N90°E0° -- and will literally only be open for one day on April 17th. But if you somehow make it up there, you'll never have to buy gin again. Fair deal.
“To survive here, you need to be a little mad, and quite a lot tougher," says Mikko Spoof, co-founder and brand director of Arctic Brand Group.
"The customers can enjoy free gin during the pop-up day and even better than that: they will get a lifetime supply of Arctic Blue Gin delivered to their front door.”
So just in case, anyone is interested in trekking to the North Pole for a lifetime of free gin, that's the deal.
Whoopi Goldberg almost died while battling pneumonia earlier this year.
The Sister Act star has been absent from her long-running role as a co-host on TV show The View for weeks, and on Friday, she offered up a video message to fans to assure them she was OK after a health crisis.
"Hey, yes it’s me, I am here," she said. "I am up and moving around. Not as fast as I’d like to be but I am OK. I’m not dead!"
She went on to explain that she battled pneumonia in both lungs and was septic.
"I came very, very close to leaving the earth," she added. "Good news, I didn't. Thank you for all of your good wishes. All of the wonderful things that people have been saying. Even people who are not huge fans of mine have actually said nice things about me. We all know that’s going to change when I get back, but for right now it’s brilliant."
She then assured her The View co-hosts that she'll be back around the table with them "soon", adding, "I cannot wait to see y'all. This has been interesting and I’ll tell you about it when we’re all at the table."
Goldberg did not give a definitive date for her return.
Pop superstar and Oscar nominee Lady Gaga has split with her fiance, her second broken relationship in three years. A representative for the 32-year-old Gaga on Tuesday confirmed celebrity media reports that the Shallow singer and Christian Carino, who is also her talent agent, had ended their engagement, but gave no details.
“It just didn’t work out. Relationships sometimes end,” an unidentified source told People magazine. “There’s no long dramatic story.” News of the split came days before Sunday’s Oscar ceremony. Gaga is a best actress nominee for her role in the musical romance A Star is Born. The singer will perform “Shallow” from “A Star is Born” on the Oscars telecast, which is seen as a front runner to win the Academy Award for best original song.
Gaga announced in October that she and Carino were engaged. They began dating in February 2017, a few months after she ended her five-year relationship with Chicago Fire actor Taylor Kinney.
Gaga and Carino had appeared close when they attended the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards in Los Angeles in January, but fans noticed she was not wearing her large engagement ring when she sang at the Grammy Awards on Feb 10.
If you were watching the Grammy's and you thought you saw a familiar face, you did! Former Miss Universe Guam Brittany Bell was one of two presenters on hand for the 61st Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The British tabloid The Sun has released a story that says that Finnish singing sensation Saara Aalto has been offered the role of the "fifth Spice Girl" in the reunion tour of the superstar British pop group The Spice Girls.
"With party pooper, Victoria Beckham refusing to be part of the Spice Girls reunion tour this summer, massive stars from Katy Perry to Adele have been touted to join the band on stage in place of Posh. But it turns out Mel C has already offered the gig — for at least part of the summer — to Saara Aalto," the tabloid writes.
In a video linked to the piece, Aalto asks Mel C if she could join the group as the sixth Spice Girl, to which 'Sporty Spice' replied that "you could be the fifth Spice Girl if you want."
The Sun reporter says Saara considers herself "a Spice Girls superfan" and is very excited about the prospects of joining at least some of their concerts.
"They want to have a fifth member for the tour. I was like, ‘Is this a real question?’ It’s insane. Posh was my favorite Spice Girl but she didn't have that many lines to sing," Aalto told the tabloid.
Four of the original five Spice Girls are planning a reunion tour this summer that would include six stadium performances. Saara Aalto would appear in at least part of them, The Sun reports.
Aalto became a major star in the UK after coming in second in Britain's X-Factor talent show. After this she represented Finland at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest.
Here's what everyone outside HBO and the cast and crew of Game of Thrones knows: Not much. There are small leaks and hints galore, but that's about it. Following the Golden Globes, however, HBO boss David Plepler did confirm that yes, Season 8 is basically a series of six full-length movies.
"Without any CGI" is pretty impressive, as Thrones is a heavily CGI-dependent drama.
So fans really do have a series of blockbuster movies ahead of them. One tiny teaser at about 40 seconds in the video above does reveal that Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) meets Sophie Turner's Sansa Stark at Winterfell—and Sansa is none too happy about it. In an interview, Turner also said GoT's last season will "be bloodier and more death and more emotionally torturous than all the years before." There you go, then. Game of Thrones Season 8 will be six movies full of blood, death, and emotional torture. The usual for this fantasy drama, but on steroids. Looks like HBO won't have any problems breaking viewership records when GoT begins airing this April.
Kevin Hart says it’s not out of the realm of possibilities that he’ll be the host of the Academy Awards, but it doesn’t look like it’s happening this year. Hart is in NYC promoting his new movie, “The Upside,” and was asked if it’s a good bet he still may host the 90th annual Academy Awards.
“You gotta let your money roll,” Hart advised to the gamblers out there, but then followed up that “The chances are slim.” He does not want to comment on whether the Academy has reached out and asked him to be the host. The comedian says he loves the academy and everyone involved, but “this year was a tricky year.” He does admit that “maybe in the future” it will work out.
Rebel Wilson’s winter getaway didn’t exactly go as planned. The “Pitch Perfect” star decided to try her hand at skiing during her trip to Aspen, Colorado, but it was easier said then done. She ended up having to be rescued from the top of a mountain after realizing she had gone up too high, and couldn’t get back down.
At first, she cheekily posted to her Instagram story that “This is a bit too experienced for me, so I’m just gonna slide down.” But then things escalated. Next, she shared a video of herself strapped to a yellow stretcher while her rescuer prepared to take her down the mountain. Her hashtag? #HorizontalSkiing, of course, a reference to her “Pitch Perfect” character, Fat Amy’s, “horizontal running.”
It looks like congratulations are in order for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. “Us Weekly” reports that the couple are expecting their fourth baby via surrogate. A source says that Kimye’s new baby is due “in very early May.” Another ‘insider’ reveals that Kim “always wanted four kids.”
Neither Kim nor Kanye have confirmed the news. As anyone with an internet connection and a basic knowledge of pop culture knows, the couple already have three kids together—five-year-old North, three-year-old Saint, and baby Chicago, who was born via surrogate.
Kris Jenner may have worn leggings to the Thanksgiving dinner table, but they cost way more than your average workout pants. The momager, 63, wore a pair of printed Versace leggings that retail for a cool $775. She paired the skintight pants with a comfortable $929 bodysuit and an oversized $3,675 coat by the same label, both of which featured Versace’s signature baroque print.
Jenner finished off her over-the-top holiday look with a vintage Chanel chain belt worth nearly $3,000, according to luxury marketplace 1stdibs.
“Wow, you’re pretty decked for Thanksgiving dinner,” Kim Kardashian remarked in an Instagram video she shared spotlighting her mother’s outfit. Indeed!
If you are a Golden Girls superfan now is a good time to be alive. In the past few years there have been a multitude of products featuring Dorothy, Blanche, Rose, and Sophia from the classic sitcom.
There is Golden Girls Clue, Monopoly, hot sauces, action figures, and now, cereal. Funko has released a limited edition new Golden Girls-themed cereal available exclusively at Target. The breakfast item not only features an illustration of the Golden Girls cast Funko-fied, but each box comes with a mini figure of Rose.
So far there has not been an explanation of why the cereal is blue, but hopefully it tastes like cheesecake.
In the past Funko has released other cereals inspired by pop culture icons including Elvira, Freddy Krueger, and Beetlejuice.
If you want a box of your own you better have someone sign you out of Shady Pines and get to your nearest Target before Funko fanatics buy them all up. If you manage to snag a box, be like Betty White and instead of milk, eat your cereal with some Jack Daniels.
Young men in Pu Hong, a small village in Thailand’s Kalasin province, have started painting their fingernails as a way to fend off an evil ghost who they hold responsible for the recent deaths of several locals.
The bizarre trend became popular after the deaths of five residents of Pu Hong over the last three weeks. The first two men, who reportedly came from the same family, simply collapsed and died on the spot, another victim, a teenage girl died in a motorcycle accident, while the details of the other two fatalities have not been disclosed to the media so far. Instead of taking the high number of fatalities in their village as a tragic coincidence, locals believe that supernatural forces are responsible, and have started taking precautions to avoid becoming victims themselves.
Bussadee Malasee, the 60-year-old psychic of Pu Hong Village, recently told Thai newspaper Sanook that she is convinced the deaths were caused by two ghosts – one of a vindictive widow targeting men, and a so-called ‘pop’, a ghost specific to Thai folklore which supposedly posses people and eats them from the inside. The psychic explained that the widow ghost wants to take men’s lives, while pops usually posses the elderly.
Unfortunately, there’s apparently no way to prevent a pop from possessing you, but men afraid of becoming the ghost widow’s next victim can try to trick it. That’s why many of the young men in the village have started painting their fingernails and posting signs that read “no men live here” outside their homes, to fool the ghost into looking for targets elsewhere.
According to one village elder, some people have turned to the local temple for protection from the ghosts, and many avoid leaving their homes after dark.
It was only a matter of time before someone brought Are You Afraid of the Dark? to the silver screen. That task has been given by Paramount to screenwriter Gary Dauberman (The Nun, It: Chapter Two), who’s hoping to “honor the darker, scarier tone of the show.”
So, what does that mean? Well, one look at our exhaustive ranking provides plenty of clarity into what’s “darker” and “scarier” about the series, but Dauberman has his own ideas, which is why he’s giving this new Midnight Society a completely original story.
In other words, don’t expect to see a return by the Lunar Locusts.
“It is a completely original story I came up with, but it still has the Midnight Society and it still has the campfire,” Dauberman tells /Film, easing anyone’s fears that the movie wouldn’t have its most iconic qualities. “It’s still a story being told.” Well, thank god for that.
“That show is so important to me,” he continues. “I didn’t want to age it down too much because for it’s time, it had some really disturbing episodes and some really dark episodes. Not every story the Midnight Society told ended with happily ever after or a person learning their lesson and it will never happen again. I really embraced that side of things and I think it’s been a long time.
“I think fear is healthy for kids, he adds. “I don’t think we have to always sand down the edges of things and that’s something I really wanted to do with Are You Afraid of the Dark. I think it is scary and I think kids will be scared watching it at times, and also they’ll laugh at times. I think it’s got a great message. I think it’s got a great heart to it but it is still scary. I think that’s great. I think it’s going to open it up to a wider audience.”
He’s not wrong, but as someone who just had to sit through his piss poor script for The Nun, arguably one of the worst horror movies in recent memory, he’ll have to really find his inner Gary if he wants to win over this guy again. We’ll see come October 11, 2019.
In the meantime, you can watch the original series over at Nicksplat.
It’s been nearly two years since Chance the Rapper broke news of his starring role in Slice, a forthcoming horror movie about pizza-related murders. Now, the flick is finally set for a theatrical release — for one night only. Slice will land in 21 cities across America next Monday, September 10.
Writer and director Austin Vesely announced the screenings on Twitter, directing enthused pizza and movie lovers to the film’s official website for a complete list of cities and showtimes. The lucky locales that will get a slice of Slice are: Austin; Atlanta; Boston; Brooklyn; Charlotte; Chicago; Dallas; Denver; Detroit; Houston; Los Angeles; Miami Beach; Milwaukee; Nashville; Philadelphia; Portland, Oregon; Raleigh, North Carolina; San Francisco; Seattle; St. Louis; and Washington, DC.
For those in need of a memory jog, Chance the Rapper plays Dax Lycander, “a werewolf who is a former Chinese food delivery driver.” Slice is set in a “mysterious city,” and the story “centers around an enigmatic outlaw framed for a killing spree that targets unsuspecting pizza delivery boys.” This is Chance’s acting debut. Zazie Beetz (Atlanta), Paul Scheer (Children’s Hospital), Joe Keery (Stranger Things), and comedian Hannibal Buress are also among the cast.
Information regarding a wider release from distributor A24 has not been announced. However, Birth Movies Death speculates Slice may be headed straight to video-on-demand sometime around Halloween.
The F.B.I. announced they have recovered Dorothy’s ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz after a 13-year investigation led to their whereabouts. The ruby shoes were one of four pairs that Garland wore in the groundbreaking black-and-white to color film and were on loan at the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Authorities had little to help with the investigation, only knowing that someone or multiple suspects broke into the museum through a back entry door, demolished the clear, plexiglass container where the shoes were house and ran off with one of the most iconic pair of footwear ever to grace the silver screen.
Full details regarding the crime have yet to be revealed and the F.B.I. said there will be a press conference on Tuesday where they will provide more updates.
At this time the suspect or suspects have not been named. It is unknown where the shoes have been for 13 years or if they were kept in pristine condition.
You may see a report from the New York Time about the return of Dorothy’s ruby slippers below.
A spokesperson for the Judy Garland Museum quickly shared their enthusiasm upon learning the shoes were found and would make their return home. The spokesperson shared the following on Twitter. Fans were also delighted in the news and it didn’t take long for many memes, photos, and witty sayings to surface. Some accused the Wicked Witch of the East of stealing them and others pointed to ToTo.
Others suggested the ruby slippers had the power to return home at any time and was simply unaware of it.