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  • Man Arrested Near Denzel Washington Movie Set in Boston
    Posted on October 20, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    A man is under arrest following a carjacking on Thursday night near the set of a Denzel Washington movie being filmed near Boston’s South End.Police say the suspect, Victor Lee, 52, of Dorchester, had stolen a woman’s purse at a nearby business a few blocks away from the area of Shawmut Avenue and Union Park Street. Jason Aldean Releases 'I Won't Back Down' For Charity While approaching the suspect, police say that Lee turned around and was holding a large knife in his hand and began coming towards officers.After police pulled their firearms and told the suspect to stop, Lee allegedly moved away, got into a car that was stopped nearby, and tried to drive away. The driver that was inside the car was able to get out as police began to surround the vehicle. Harvey Weinstein 'Bullied His Way Into Her Room': Attorney As officers got near the car, the suspect allegedly threw his knife directly at one officer.Unable to drive away, officers used pepper spray on Lee and took him into custody following a violent struggle. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's Car Burglarized Lee will be in court to face charges including carjacking, assault, and resisting arrest.Lee, along with other officers at the scene, were treated for exposure to pepper spray.This is the second time the set of Washington’s film “The Equalizer 2” has become an actual crime scene. Earlier this month, two people were arrested near the set following a non-fatal double shooting.Photo Credit: Christopher Polk/Getty Images […]

  • 'Top Chef Jr.' Introduces New Generation to Culinary Arts
    Posted by ESTEFANIA HERNANDEZ on October 20, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    Looking for the next Bobby Flay, Gordon Ramsey or Anthony Bourdain? Well, you may want to try tuning into Universal Kids where the chefs of the future are busy donning their aprons. "Top Chef Jr.," the new spin-off of the Bravo hit "Top Chef," debuted on Oct. 13 on Universal Kids. The show features 12 contestants’ ages 11 to 14 years competing for the coveted Top Chef Jr. title... and the $50K cash price that comes with it.  Jason Aldean Releases 'I Won't Back Down' For Charity Host Vanessa Lachey and head judge Curtis Stone guide the young chefs through classic challenges like ‘restaurant wars’ and the ‘quick fire challenge,’ as well as brand new kid-friendly challenges on the show."The audience can expect a little bit of everything" says Lachey. "I just hope that families can sit down together and hopefully it would inspire them to get into the kitchen together." Harvey Weinstein 'Bullied His Way Into Her Room': Attorney Out of the family of five, Lachey says her 2-year-old daughter Brooklyn is the one who shares her love of the culinary arts. The mother of three mentions her role as a mother has shaped the way she interacts with the young contestants throughout the competition.Stone also shares his children have been involved in his cooking since they were able to hold their heads up. Stone believes cooking together is a body experience for the entire family Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's Car Burglarized "It’s cool for them to be interested in something” he says. "I think when you’ve created a product like this, it turns into an amazing family viewing."A celebrity chef who discovered a passion for cooking at the age of 4, Stone has been a former host and judge for "Top Chef."  According to Curtis, these junior chefs have demonstrated more professionalism when it comes to receiving criticism than what he's seen in the adult competition.“These young chefs just nod their heads and their like 'Right. Gotcha. Ok. Thank you' and they learn from it,” says Curtis.Their willingness to take direction hasn't made life any easier for Stone. As the show progresses, it's gotten more difficult to eliminate contestants. Each budding chef has demonstrated "immense growth" in their cooking," says Stone. It all came down to eliminating contestants who were not able to complete a meal."As far as taste they all tasted good. As far as technique they were all pretty on point. As far as passion and creativity they were all there” says Lachey. In the upcoming 14 episodes, viewers can expect seeing the young chefs traveling and meeting celebrity top chefs like Michael Voltaggio, among others. Before the launch of the anticipated series, "Top Chef Jr." announced it had been picked up for a second season.Photo Credit: Chris Haston/Sprout This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser. […]

  • Rebecca Black Recounts 'Friday' Cyberbullying at 13
    Posted on October 20, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    "Friday" singer Rebecca Black wrote an essay for NBC News’ THINK opinion section discussing the online bullying she faced after rocketing to fame at age 13:I was skipping my way through the minefield of early adolescence, experiencing the same low-grade bullying that most kids do, when I recorded a music video during a school break, just to help me gain some experience and have some fun. When “Friday” went up on the internet, it went crazy — and the onslaught of negative attention I receive was so sudden and so intense that I wasn’t sure I would survive.  Rebecca Black's Follow-Up to "Friday" Goes Viral One minute, I was a normal girl and then, in the next, millions of people know who I was and they were ruthless in hurling the most vile words my way. People were writing things all over the internet, on social media and they were laughing at me on TV shows, and making fun of me in YouTube videos. It was open season and I was the target. The fact that there was a human, a person — a 13-year-old girl — on the other side of the screen seemingly escaped so many people’s attention.Photo Credit: Jason Meritt/Getty Images […]

  • 9-Year-Old Amputee Who Survived Wildfires Joins Ellen
    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    It's been a long, arduous road for Lilly Biagini.First the 9-year-old, who was born with arthrogryposis, a severe joint disorder, underwent the amputation of both her legs above the knee a few years ago. Now she and her family have lost their rental home in Santa Rosa, California, as well as her prosthetic legs and wheelchair, in the wildfires that ravaged the region. Jason Aldean Releases 'I Won't Back Down' For Charity Biagini and her mother, Jessica, were featured on the "Ellen DeGeneres Show" Thursday, where they shared their story and the hurdles they face in the wake of the wildfires.  "At 1 a.m. we were awoken from a phone call from my grandmother," said Jessica Biagini. "I immediately grab Lilly, she's my best friend."  Harvey Weinstein 'Bullied His Way Into Her Room': Attorney Jessica Biagini left her cell phone at home when they jumped into her mother's car and drove to her grandmother's house. "I turned around and realized we're OK and sitting in traffic and I was like 'Lil' and she goes 'mom, my legs, my wheelchair, my shorties, where are they?' and I'm like I can't get back to the house," she said.  Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's Car Burglarized The mother tried to drive back but was not allowed to return to the town by officials battling the wildfires. After the fire, they were allowed to visit their house only to find her white car covered in ashes and Lilly's wheelchair destroyed. The mom also found Lilly's birthday presents - the big day is Nov. 3 - had burned. DeGeneres and Shutterfly surprised the mother and daughter with a new 2017 Nissan Versa, and revealed a trunk full of birthday presents for Lilly. DeGeneres also announced she’s starting a campaign to raise money for the victims of the California wildfires and encouraged people to go to GOFUNDME.COM/ELLEN to contribute.On the same show, DeGeneres spoke out on the #MeToo movement, which encourages people to share their stories of sexual harassment and assault."So, millions of people have come out posting ‘Me Too.’ I applaud them all, I think it’s brave, and I think it’s important to speak out and not be shamed by anyone. It is not always easy, but we have to do that," she said. "And that is why I posted and I will say it right now out loud - me too."-NBC's Estefania Hernandez contributed to this story. This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser. […]

  • Playboy Unveils First Transgender Playmate
    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    Since Hugh Hefner passed away in September, there's been a lot of talk about all the boundaries his magazine has pushed in its 64 years of production. Playboy has always been closely linked to the public's perception of women and sex, and the magazine doesn't seem to be changing that any time soon.Meet Ines Rau. Jason Aldean Releases 'I Won't Back Down' For Charity The 26-year-old French model of North African descent has been named Playboy's first openly transgender Playmate. The newcomer is New York based and has close to 240,000 Instagram followers.Transgender individuals have posed for Playboy in the past, though none of them were official Playmates at the time, which is a title reserved for the centerfold models of the magazine. Rau herself posed for Playboy in a 2014 nude feature called "Evolution," which launched her modeling career. Harvey Weinstein 'Bullied His Way Into Her Room': Attorney Rau posed for the spread shortly after her coming out and then signed with an agency after the acclaim the feature brought.Rau will accompany her upcoming spread with an interview about her journey and struggle with identity. She tells Playboy, "I lived a long time without saying I was transgender. I dated a lot and almost forgot. I was scared of never finding a boyfriend and being seen as weird. Then I was like, 'You know, you should just be who you are.' It's a salvation to speak the truth about yourself, whether it's your gender, sexuality, whatever. The people who reject you aren't worth it. It's not about being loved by others; it's about loving yourself." Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's Car Burglarized Rau notes in her interview that "being a woman doesn't mean being extremely feminine all the time. Being a woman is just being a woman."Rau's photo editorial will be featured in the November/December 2017 issue, which will also pay tribute to the late founder on its cover. […]