Google has gotten into the April Fool's Day spirit once again: After eight years of accepting entries, YouTube is going to shut down to "select a winner." A spoof announcement on the site claims that "YouTube has been nothing but a contest to find the best video, and the 8-year-long submission period is finally closing tonight." It says YouTube will be closed for the next decade while it reviews every video, and will reopen in 2023 with the winning entry as its only video, iTWire reports.
A Miami woman accused of stabbing her husband with a Swiss Army knife broke down in screaming hysterics on Monday after being denied bond.
“Blanca Regalado faced Miami-Dade Circuit Court Judge Jorge Rodriguez-Chomat where he denied her bond after she admitted to stabbing her husband multiple times at their home,”WSVN.com reports.
Bound to a wheelchair because she claims her husband broke her leg, Regalado repeatedly screamed, “Please don’t!” as bailiffs attempted to remove the panicked woman from the courtroom.
WSVN.com provides some details on the woman’s case:
Late Friday night, police responded to 1800 N. Bayshore Dr. Apt. 4201 where they found Regalado’s husband suffering from several stab wounds. Paramedics transported him to a local hospital where he remains listed in stable condition.
Authorities took Regalado into custody.
According to the arrest form, Regalado told police she stabbed her husband because he abused her, and he had a drinking problem. Miami-Dade Police Officer Freddie Cruz said, “She did make spontaneous statements to our officers that she is tired of him, so she stabbed him, and he is a drunk.”
Hollywood funnyman Jim Carrey has grown increasingly vocal about his pro-gun control beliefs in recent months, tweeting back in February: “Any1 who would run out to buy an assault rifle after the Newtown massacre has very little left in their body or soul worth protecting. ;^\”
He has just gone on a lengthy follow-up Twitter rant largely, it seems, to promote his new song “Cold Dead Hand.”
The entire tweet reads “Some ppl hate when i talk about guns so I decided to sing about it! Check out COLD DEAD HAND 12:01 AM Monday on Funny Or Die and itunes! ;^P”
“Hunters hang animals up on their walls. I kill mosquitos bt their little heads r hard to mount! ‘COLD DEAD HAND’ Funny Or Die… http://say.ly/pFl5r6y ” he tweeted shortly thereafter.
But it wasn’t long before his rhetoric became significantly more hostile:
Carrey apparently has a habit of tweeting more than the allowed number of characters, forcing readers to click on a link to read the remaining words. The tweet concludes: “Sorry if you’re offended by the word safety! ;^}”
From there, the “Dumb and Dumber” actor tweeted several suggestions about developing non-lethal forms of self-defense to satisfy both the gun control crowd and the pro-Second Amendment crowd.
Confronted with the concerns of pro-Second Amendment citizens, Carrey responded: “Gun folks are afraid that control won’t stop with large magazines. Their nervousness is far less important than the safety of children. ;^]”
Twitchy captured all of Carrey’s inflammatory tweets, but weighed in with a word of their own:
See, again he has the little smiley emoticon: He’s totally cute and loving, you heartless motherf*ckers! The gun-grabbing ghoul is releasing a song tomorrow titled, ‘Cold Dead Hand.’ Nothing like politicizing tragedies to promote oneself, huh, Jim? Talk about heartless. [Emphasis added]
In response to widespread criticism of his tweets — particularly the one where he referred to his political opponents (and presumably quite a few fans) as “heartless motherf%ckers” — Carrey wrote: “I’d like to respond to all the conservative bundits out there personally but I’m far too busy NOT stumping for the gun companies! ;^P.”
Octomom Nadya Suleman is under the microscope after a complaint was lodged that she committed welfare fraud ... and if it's true Octo could go to prison.
TMZ has learned ... someone made the allegation last week to the L.A. County Dept. of Welfare Fraud Prevention and Investigation (WFP&I), claiming Octo is getting various forms of welfare, including food stamps, even though she made nearly $200,000 in 2012.
Under California law, Octo can legitimately collect welfare for her and her 14 kids if she makes $119,000 or less in a calendar year, but if the allegation is true ... she exceeded the limit by a lot
Twinkies, Ding Dongs and other Hostess Brands favorites may return to stores soon. A judge has approved the sales of the brands from the bankrupt company. Apollo Global Management and Metropoulos & Company banded together to buy Twinkies, Ho Hos, Ding Dongs and Donettes for just over $400 million. Flowers Foods picked up Wonder Bread and Nature's Pride for about $350 million.
A teenager dared to jump into a puddle — seems harmless enough — was dunked in icy water after it turned out to be a giant hole.
The puddle jumper named Lakeem in the video is wearing a bright white pair of shoes, but they aren’t the only thing that get drenched in the dirty water. He is submerged over his head.
His friends filming the $1 dare laugh hysterically — so much so, at one point the man filming is on the pavement — as Lakeem quickly removes himself from the water and another steps in to help him out.
The dare was conducted in the parking lot of a Family Dollar store. Those looking on swear they didn’t know the puddle was actually a deep, water-filled hole.
Moral of the story is it’s pot hole season. As you can see in the surrounding environment in the video, there are still mounds of snow hanging around. Freeze-thaws throughout the winter season could have created gaping pot holes — puddle jumpers be warned.
Update: Some have brought to our attention that, like many videos posted on YouTube these days, there is the potential it is fake. We investigated further and found more information. ABC News 57 in South Bend, Ind., identified the teen further as from nearby Elkhart and had more about the hole. Lakeem Cook said he, like his friends, thought the puddle was only about ankle deep.
It turns out this wasn’t just a giant pot hole as we originally speculate. City of Elkhart Utility Engineer Tory Irwin is reported as saying it was actually an empty dry well, which collects water and “allows it to infiltrate into the ground.”
For now, the hole is marked and covered. The landlord of the property is having it repaired by a crew next week.
Kendra brought baby Jake to the office today! What a cutie! (you too Kendra...lol)