Karrueche Tran dumps Chris Brown...for good!

Model, Karrueche Tran, ends romance with US singer-songwriter Chris Brown after their tumultuous on-and-off relationship since 2011.

She has not only dumped her on-and-off boyfriend Chris Brown for the last three years. 

US Model Karrueche Tran has even changed her number to seal the separation deal.

According to TMZ, the 26-year-old model has grown "sick of his wild ways" paired with the fact that she thinks "Chris acts immature, like a child".

Tran, who has stuck by him despite his back-and-forth romance with Rihanna, was previously pictured kissing Brown at his jail release party in June, Mail Online reported. 

Tran was said to have hosted the party after Brown was released from his 80-day sentence from a Los Angeles jail for violating his probation - which stemmed from his 2009 assault on ex-girlfriend Rihanna.

Sources told TMZ that Tran has said that "she thinks he's ruining his life by spending more time partying than making music".

His reaction to the break-up? 

According to the entertainment site, Brown headed to St. Tropez this week and took a very good friend of Tran's along for the getaway.

Sources: TMZ and Mail Online

Photos: Twitter and Instagram

Ill pit bull's licks make baby giggle non-stop

Elliott, a 10-month-old baby boy, breaks into cute little shrieks as his pet pit bull plants an uncountable number of loving licks on him.

Pit bulls aren't known to be the most loving of dogs. 

But, in a new viral video, a pit bull pet proves it has a loving side when the three-year-old puppy, Gemma, covers a 10-month-old baby, Elliott, with licks, reported Mail Online

Ms Briana Figueras, 25, the mother, recorded a short clip of the baby and the dog. 

She later revealed that Gemma "suffers from joint pain and will eventually need surgery to repair her knees", said ABC News.

The owners are trying to raise money for the costly operation.

In the video, little Elliott rolls towards the dog when Gemma licks the toddler's mouth.

Elliott's mum is then heard lovingly saying "not in the mouth" resulting in the sickly pup to back down willingly.

Nice one Gemma! 

Sources: ABC News and Mail Online

Photos: YouTube

Friday the 13th lucky day for mega-million winning single mum

Ms Zachow's plans include buying a dream home, fancy cars and college tuition for some of her younger family members, including her seven-month-old son Benjamin
Ms Zachow's plans include buying a dream home, fancy cars and college tuition for some of her younger family members, including her seven-month-old son Benjamin.

Friday the 13th is considered an unlucky day. Not for Ms Kelsey Zachow, a 24-year-old Michigan woman.

She bought a US$66 million (S$82 million) lottery ticket on Friday, June 13, Mail Online reported.

For 11 days, she carried the winning ticket in her purse.

On June 24, Ms Zachow, who plays lottery at least twice a week, checked her tickets at a petrol station near her home.

The clerk kept telling her “you won big”.

The single mother of a seven-month-old boy told a press conference on Thursday: “I jumped in my car and locked the door. I couldn’t breathe.

Screaming

“I pulled in the driveway (at home) and got out screaming. My boyfriend thought I was in a car accident.”

Her boyfriend has a five-year-old daughter.

Ms Zachow and her boyfriend of three years Billy Bartlett

She is taking the money in one lump sum, which is about US$27 million after taxes​.

Now she is set for life and has decided to quit her part-time medical assistant and bartender jobs.

She plans to spend her millions on a dream home, provide education for the young children in her family, help relatives, take vacations, and have a few shopping sprees and buy cars.

She said she’ll probably shop for a sport utility vehicle, possibly a Jeep, Detroit Free Press reported.

Mustang

Then, it’s off to an electric blue Mustang GT convertible with dual exhaust and leather seats.

Before this, the most cash she had won was US$50.

Her easy pick numbers were 07-38-46-49-56.

Source: Mail Online, Detroit Free Press

 

Boy's hand ripped off after being mauled by tiger in Brazilian zoo

An 11-year-old boy strokes a tiger through its cage at a Brazilian zoo just before the dangerous animal rips off his hand which was, then, left to dangle.

An 11-year-old boy's hand was ripped off by a tiger at a zoo in Cascavel, Brazil, after he climbed over a security barrier and began to stroke it, Mail Online reported. 

Witnesses who were at the scene, described the boy as saying:  "I'm going to die, I can't feel my arm."

He was mauled after he tried to pass meat through the bars, the report said.

The video, which was uploaded on LiveLeak, showed the victim being lifted back over the barrier by his father.

The father, who was not named, had reportedly "allowed him to clamber over despite warning signs".

Music teacher Ricardo Espindola, who helped the father while they waited for the ambulance, said: "He was giving the tiger pieces of food, meat and stroking it."

Mr Espindola added: "I went down and saw the father running with the boy with his arm hanging. I called the ambulance...He was in shock, saying that he was going to die."

Sources: Mail Online, LiveLeak and YouTube

Gaza kid dons garbage bag-jacket pretending to be journalist

Young boy in Gaza approaches Swedish correspondent and says: "I am a journalist...I am reporting on what is happening here, this is my flak jacket." His flak jacket was made from a garbage bag.

This image of a Gaza kid has taken cyberspace by storm after a Swedish radio correspondent posted a picture of the boy pretending to be a journalist.

Johan-Matthias Sommarstrom bumped into the boy on Thursday just outside his hotel - where many journalists are based - when the Palestinian boy said: "I am a journalist...I am reporting on what is happening here, this is my flak jacket".

The picture shows the kid dressed-up as a journalist, wearing a TV helmet, and a "flak jacket" - a distinguishing look for the media.

The difference? The little boy's flak jacket was made from a garbage bag and the helmet borrowed from Mr Sommarstrom.

The correspondent said: "For me the picture is a powerful example of children's strong will to survive. He has seen us journalists go in and out of the hotel, he has seen that we survive.

"I think that in his pretending play he wants to be like us, someone who survives."

The tweet went viral just five hours after it was posted and was shared over 3,500 times.

Mr Sommarström added: "For a moment he shone with pride. His friends were laughing happily and dancing around him. He got a little embarrassed and then I took the picture."

Sources: Radio Sweden and Twitter

 

 

Find out why Sharknado was most talked about TV movie in the US

Sharknado 2: The Second One was the most tweeted about TV movie ever.
Sharknado 2: The Second One was the most tweeted about TV movie ever.

It's so bad it's good. That is basically a five-word review of Sharknado 2: The Second One. 

When the sequel to the instant cult TV hit that first aired last year, people turned up in full force to watch sharks falling out of the sky to eat people. (If you still haven't figured it out, it's a portmanteau of the words 'Shark' and 'Tornado'.)

The flick starring has-been actress Tara Reid managed to reel in 3.9 million viewers.

What's more impressive? It was crowned the most social movie on TV ever. In fact, it even beat perennial favouite Game of Thrones.

Here are some of the show's best (and most head-scratching moments):

1. No one's certainly going to skip the weather segment if there were shark winds.

Hand severed by a shark? No problem. I'll just get a killer saw to replace it, says Tara Reid's character.

2. By the way, is that a wireless saw?

Yes, there's the shark in a plane problem.

But really? Flight attendants are allowed to have purple hair?

3. We need some semblance of reality, people!

02-chomp

4. Not only has Tara Reid written a book, she has the worst penmanship ever!

Vulture.Com Animated GIF on Giphy

Of course, we can't talk about Sharknado 2 without giving you the best tweets. Don't they make the movie better anyway?

 

 

Sources: Buzzfeed, Vulture, Huffington Post, AFP

NFL's Rice publicly apologizes for hitting wife

Rice, who has been suspended by the National Football League without pay for the first two games of the 2014 season for hitting his wife, apologized to her on Thursday and vowed to speak out against domestic violence.
Rice, who has been suspended by the National Football League without pay for the first two games of the 2014 season for hitting his wife, apologized to her on Thursday and vowed to speak out against domestic violence.

Baltimore Ravens Pro Bowl running-back Ray Rice has said sorry to his wife, for hitting her.

Suspended by the National Football League without pay for the first two games of the 2014 season for the attack, he apologized to her on Thursday and vowed to speak out against domestic violence.

The NFL ordered the suspension last week,saying Rice had violated the league's conduct policy when he was arrested in February following a fight with his then-fiancee Janay Palmer.

He called her angel

"I am going to... be ambassador against domestic violence to make sure that someone doesn't have to go through... what me and my wife went through," Rice said in his first public remarks since the suspension.

He failed to apologize to his wife during his last emotional public appearance, which he called awkward.

"She's a great mother and a great wife," Rice said. "She can do no wrong. She's an angel."

Rice was also fined US$58,000 (S$72,422). Combined with the suspension, Rice's loss will total US$470,000 (S$586,866).


Rice spoke publicly for the first time since facing felony assault charges stemming from a February incident involving Janay at an Atlantic City casino. Photo: AFP

"It hurts that I can't go out and play football," he said. "But it hurts more that I'm going to have to explain this to my daughter some day."

Police arrested Rice and Palmer on February 15 at Atlantic City's Revel Casino and Hotel. Surveillance recordings showed them hitting each other in the casino elevator and Rice knocking Palmer unconscious, police said.

The couple was married the day after a New Jersey grand jury indicted Rice in March. An assault charge against his wife was dropped.

Rice was accepted into a pre-trial intervention program in May, thus avoiding jail time.

Rice's case was at the center of a recent controversy after ESPN commentator Stephen Smith suggested that women who provoke men are to blame for domestic violence. Smith was suspended by the network for a week.

- Reuters

Down Syndrome baby abandoned, surrogate mum has no money to treat him

Thai surrogate mom is desperate to raise funds for abandoned baby
Thai surrogate mom is desperate to raise funds for abandoned baby.

His Australian parents allegedly abandoned him when they found out he has Down Syndrome.

Now, his Thai surrogate mother is trying to raise funds for the six-month-old's care.

She has received over A$50,000 (S$58,000) in donations after the couple allegedly refused to take him home.

The Sydney Morning Herald reported that Gammy could die because his impoverished Thai surrogate mother cannot pay for treatment of his congenital heart condition.

Gammy has Down's Syndrome

The Australians had offered 21-year-old Pattharamon Janbua A$11,700 (S$13,500) to carry their baby. But after she gave birth to twins - a boy and a girl - they only took the girl home.

Unwanted

The couple, who remained anonymous, reportedly told Ms Janbua to have an abortion when they found out four months into the pregnancy that one of the babies had Down syndrome.

"I would like to tell Thai women – don't get into this business as a surrogate," Ms Janbua was quoted as saying.

"Don't just think only of money ... if something goes wrong no one will help us and the baby will be abandoned from society, then we have to take responsibility for that."

Thai surrogate mom desperate to raise funds for abandoned baby

Ms Janbua is a Buddhist and believes abortion is a sin.

She originally agreed to become a surrogate mother because of her family's financial problems. The  arrangement was set-up through an agency.

She alleged that the agent has yet to pay her the entire amount promised.

A Hope For Gammy campaign was set up on Go Fund Me and has been inundated by donations, Mail Online reported.

Parents slammed

In the comments posted to the page by donors, Gammy’s Australian parents have been viciously attacked.

“What a disgrace these parents are (if you can call them parents),” one person wrote.

Another said: “Honestly who ever they are they don’t deserve to be parents in abandoning (their) son just because he is sick, how dare they even be called parents, shame on them.

"I too hope they are found and held accountable for this.”

Meanwhile latest reports said the baby has been rushed to hospital with a lung infection, and the mum feels that he will not make it.

Sources: Sydney Morning Herald, Mail Online, Hope for Gammy campaign

All for fame: Canadian model tattoos his face

Canadian model Vin Los tattooed his face with random words did it for fame.
Canadian model Vin Los tattooed his face with random words did it for fame.

He's a sex bomb and more.

Just check out those words on this model's face: Fame, Play and Scream?

A bad joke, perhaps? Did his friend prank him and scribble random words on the dude?

Not quite. Canadian model Vin Los inked himsel. Those words are permanent.

The phrases, which come in different sizes and an ugly font to boot, cover his face in an almost chaotic manner.

He has even tattooed some chest hair onto his pecs.

What's more unfortunate: Underneath all that, Vin is actually very good looking. Look at those bedroom eyes!

Plus, he has a well-sculpted body to boot.

Vin tells Vice Magazine: "I want to be an image for people to look at; something that has an impact."

Not only has he gotten used to the stares, he likes the attention too. He says: "A puzzled stare is one that's gonna last. I want to create a myth, a mystery."

So how does he choose the words?

He says: "It's very superficial. I'll go on YouTube and listen to all the big hits and I'll just take words from these songs."

 

We only have one word for him: WHY? 

Maybe he should have consulted with Zombie Boy, who has practically every inch of his body inked. That one still looks like a piece of art, inspiring Thiery Mugler and Lady Gaga.

 

Source: Vice

 

Kids turn Yeo's packet drinks into mini flats... and more

Hundreds of kindergarten students have recreated 48 of Singapore's public housing estates from 1960s to the present, using recycled Yeo's packaging and other recycled materials.
Hundreds of kindergarten students have recreated 48 of Singapore's public housing estates from 1960s to the present, using recycled Yeo's packaging and other recycled materials.

Check out the mini swing sets made out of earphones.

Fancy a walk down tiny footpaths, made from eggshells?

Well, now you can. Just pop by Central at Clarke Quay, for a large display of Singapore's public housing, made entirely out of recycled materials.

Using PolyAI boards or compressed Yeo's Tetra Pak drink packets and other recycled objects, hundreds of kindergarten kids created 48 miniature public housing estates to showcase the development of Singapore's public housing landscape from the 1960s to the present.

The display has set a record for "the largest display of handicrafts made of PolyAI boards" in the Singapore Book of Records. It runs till Aug 24.


Photos: Choo Chwee Hua

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