Report: Jussie Smollett Staged Attack After Racist Letter Didn’t Get ‘Bigger Reaction’

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“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett reportedly staged an attack against himself in late January after a “racist” letter sent to the TV show’s studio, which contained a white powder, did not get a “bigger reaction,” according to a local Chicago news station.

A source told CBS Chicago the actor allegedly “concocted” the “staged” Jan. 29 attack and paid his “acquaintances”—brothers Ola and Abel Osundairo—over $ 3,000 to carry it out.

Smollett reportedly opened the letter on Jan. 22 at Chicago’s Cinespace Studios, and the white powder prompted a HAZMAT team to respond. Chicago Police Department told the news station that the substance turned out to be asprin. Cinespace Studios would not comment to The Daily Beast about the incident. Fox, “Empire’s” network, also declined to provide comment or confirmation.

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Chris Pratt’s reaction to fiancé Katherine Schwarzenegger rating him is hilarious

‘My heart sank’

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Chris Pratt made headlines this month, as he announced his engagement to Katherine Schwarzenegger, popping the question after just seven months of dating.

‘Sweet Katherine, so happy you said yes!’ The actor posted to his Instagram alongside a photo where Katherine is showing off her new sparkler of a rock. ‘I’m thrilled to be marrying you. Proud to live boldly in faith with you. Here we go!’

But it wasn’t his ex wife Anna Faris’ sweet message of congratulations that got the world talking the most, or even her offer to officiate the wedding. Instead, it was the resurfacing of a 2017 interview where Katherine was asked to choose her favourite of three famous Chrises – Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans and Chris Pratt.

Hilariously. Katherine chose Chris Evans, before changing her answer to her now fiancé, Chris Pratt. If only she had known!

‘Actually, Chris Pratt,’ she corrected herself. ‘Chris Pratt has been looking good lately, so you know.’

The throwback interview was shown to her now fiancé Chris Pratt during a recent appearance on Access Hollywood where he and Elizabeth Banks were promoting their new film, Lego Movie.

Wow. Did you know about that?’ Elizabeth Banks asked her co star after they were shown the old video, ’to which Chris confirmed that he didn’t, even asking if the video had been edited as a joke.

‘When she said Chris Evans, my heart sank,’ he exclaimed. ‘And then she rescued it’.

These two!

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Versace, 2 Chainz Collaborate on Chain Reaction Sneaker, RTW Capsule

MILAN — Versace is collaborating with 2 Chainz on a new “2 Chain Reaction” sneaker. In addition, a men’s ath-leisure capsule collection designed with the American rapper will be available exclusively in the U.S.
The shoes will be presented in Atlanta, the hip-hop star’s hometown, during the weekend of Feb. 1, which is Super Bowl weekend. The game will be played Feb. 3 in Atlanta.
Characterized by the sneakers’ staple chain-link sole, Versace’s Grecian frieze, and braille lettering, the shoes introduce an embossed croc Neoprene collar with dual zip closure. The zippers are connected by a nylon strap for ease and functionality.

2 Chainz wearing the Chain Reaction sneakers designed in collaboration with Versace 
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The collaboration will launch in a pop-up boutique in Atlanta’s Wish Gallery Feb.1 to 3 and on The sneaker will be dropping in the Versace Phipps Plaza boutique that week and become globally available on Feb. 8.
The limited-edition sneakers come in a branded box and bag featuring the “2 Chain Reaction” logo.
Born Tauheed Epps, 2 Chainz is also the founder of apparel brand CEO Millionaires, which in 2016 teamed with Julieanna Goddard, also known as Yes Julz on Snapchat.
In November, 2 Chainz released the two-song EP “Hot Wings Are a Girl’s Best

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Kate Middleton had the best reaction when a kid asked if Queen Elizabeth eats pizza

Kate Middleton had the best reaction when a kid asked if Queen Elizabeth eats pizza

Kate Middleton had the best reaction when a kid asked if Queen Elizabeth eats pizza

It appears pizza is not on the menu when Kate Middleton and Queen Elizabeth get together. The royal mom of three, who celebrated her 37th birthday last week, was peppered with questions from children during her visit to the King Henry’s Walk Garden in the London borough of Islington on Tuesday, January 15th. As they made pizzas that would be cooked in an outdoor oven and talked about how fun it is to learn outside, one little girl wasn’t afraid to ask the big questions.

“Has the Queen ever had pizza?” 8-year-old Nadirah inquired, but Kate was stumped. “You know, that’s such a good question. I don’t know,” she responded. “I don’t know. Maybe next time I see her, shall I ask?”

Darren McGrady, who previously served as a personal chef to the 92-year-old monarch, told The Telegraph that she sticks to a strict diet and isn’t one to experiment with different flavors. “Sadly, the Queen is not a foodie,” he said. “She eats to live, unlike Prince Philip who loves to eat and would stand and talk food all day.” He added, “No starch is the rule. No potatoes, rice or pasta for dinner. Just usually something like grilled sole with vegetables and salad.”

Queen Elizabeth is also said to hate garlic, a fact that Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall recently revealed. During an appearance on MasterChef Australia, she said garlic is a “no-no”—especially at royal events and state banquets where there’s lots of chatting.

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On Monday’s visit, Kate met with volunteers to discuss the benefits of the urban green space. She toured the allotment plots to see the impact that can be achieved in small gardens. The royal also took part in a winter planting workshop, bird box building, and pizza making in the garden’s kitchen area.

George and Charlotte would love to be learning outside the classroom,” Kate said of her two eldest children. “It’s still fun inside, but it’s much better outside,” to the agreement of the youngsters. She also admitted that her children would be jealous to find out that she spent the day making pizzas while they were in school. “He’s learning about space,” Kate said of 5-year-old George.

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The Bears Mascot Had the Perfect Reaction to Losing to the Eagles On a Missed Field Goal

The mascot of the losing team is not usually known to be the center of attention at the end of a game.

But during the wild card matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles at Soldier Field on Sunday night, online spectators couldn’t help but note the Chicago Bears mascot’s dramatic reaction to a dramatic loss.

He just fell in defeat, ever so slowly, and he did so with the utmost gravitas.

His soul was crushed, and the internet was smitten.

The Eagles ultimately triumphed 16-15 by shutting down the Bears at the last possible moment thanks to a missed field goal. Cody Parkey’s 43-yard field goal attempt hit the uprights, smacked into the crossbar, and fell back into the field of play in the final seconds, clinching the win for the Eagles.

It was bad news for the Bears and exciting news for fans of the 2018 Super Bowl champions, and the Bears mascot reacted accordingly.

In a different sport entirely, Philadelphia’s own Gritty, the hockey mascot for the Philadelphia Flyers, has a large internet fan base.

But on Sunday night, the internet was in love with a new guy, Staley Da Bear.

Of all the Bears and eagles highlights, all agreed that his strong reaction on the field was something of a masterpiece and people have plenty to say about it.

The Eagles will advance to play the top-seeded New Orleans Saints in Sunday’s divisional round, but not before the internet recovers from some considerable internet breakage at the hands of the Bears mascot.

His antics are not entirely new, but they were appreciated.

Here is the mascot acing the best Bears reaction to loss to Eagles. He is the real most valuable player.

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Could this common reaction reveal whether or not you’re a psychopath?


How To Spot A Psychopath
How To Spot A Psychopath

There is a lot of information out there about psychopaths and how to work out whether or not you know one. One study revealed how to tell if your workmate is a psychopath, and another suggested that psychopaths most enjoy these two pop songs.

There’s also research that suggests if this is your partners usual coffee order, they could be a psychopath.

Yes, really.

But if you’re unsure of someone’s musical taste, and if your other half doesn’t even drink coffee, how can you tell?

A new study has determined one very simple way to tell if someone is a psychopath. And it’s something most people do pretty regularly.

Can you guess what it is? Yawning.

Research published in Personality and Individual Differences showed that when we see someone else yawning, we tend to find we’ve got one coming on ourselves. Why? Because a mirroring yawn is seen as empathetic and a sign of bonding. We’re not alone, either – lots of social animals behave this way.

However, psychopaths lack empathy, meaning that they’re less likely to yawn back at you.

Brian Rundle, lead researcher, explained: ‘You may yawn, even if you don’t have to. We all know it and always wonder why.

‘I thought, “If it’s true that yawning is related to empathy, I’ll bet that psychopaths yawn a lot less.” So I put it to the test.’

The experiment saw 135 college students take part in a test, answering 156 questions before being shown videos of other people reacting to situations. The clips showed people laughing, yawning, or staying neutral, and the results showed that participants who were less empathetic were unlikely to yawn, even after seeing someone else doing it.

So the next time you yawn, take a quick look and see whether the people around you do the same.

But before you start accusing anyone who doesn’t yawn of being a psychopath, Rundle warns: ‘The take-home lesson is not that if you yawn and someone else doesn’t, the other person is a psychopath.

‘A lot of people didn’t yawn, and we know that we’re not very likely to yawn in response to a stranger we don’t have empathetic connections with.

‘But what we found tells us there is a neurological connection — some overlap — between psychopathy and contagious yawning. This is a good starting point to ask more questions.’


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Random Man Whose Proposal Reaction Became a Meme Gets a Wedding Invite

It’s not every day one gets to witness a proposal — but 27-year-old Jonathan Miller’s reaction to one was so good that he’s been invited to two strangers’ wedding.

Keith Houseworth proposed to his girlfriend, Panda Green, with the help of the Jumbotron at a Dallas Mavericks game on Sunday night. After he got down on one knee, the crowd in the American Airlines Center went wild, of course — and Miller couldn’t help but insert himself into the excitement.

Green said that the couple ended up inviting Miller and his friends to their wedding, which is set take place November of 2019, according to INSIDER.

“They were an amusing part of our special day so we will see if John gets another meme out of our big day!” Green said.

No stranger to athletic fame, Miller played college football at the University of Oklahoma and Illinois State University. Green is currently a student athlete playing women’s basketball at the University of Dallas, where she is a junior studying history and education. Needless to say, these sporty folks probably expected to make it on ESPN and Bleacher Report for their respective goals and points, rather than a hilarious proposal video.

See some of twitter’s best reactions to Miller’s excitement below.

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Odell Beckham Jr. Had the Absolute Best Reaction When He Spotted a Fan Rocking His Hairstyle

The New York Giants may have lost on Sunday, but Odell Beckham Jr. still got to experience a moment of triumph when he spotted a similar looking fan in the crowd.

While OBJ was on the sidelines of the Giants’ game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium, one of his teammate’s pointed out a fan sitting behind the Giants’ bench who was rocking his signature hairstyle. Beckham made a face that seemed to express both shock and awe when he caught sight of his hair twin, Twitter user YoungPharro, creating a delightful scene that has since gone viral.

“Dude got his hair just like ,” Twitter user Bruce Thompson captioned the original video. “Watch O reaction.”

YoungPharro even shared his own response to the interaction with the short and sweet caption, “met the bro today.”

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