Crowning of first transgender woman in local Miss America pageant sparks 'woke' criticism
Miss Greater Derry, a local scholarship pageant under the Miss America Organization, has faced online criticism after crowning its first transgender woman winner earlier this month. Brían (pronounced "Bree-ann") Nguyen, a 19-year-old social media influencer and business management student, was crowned Miss Greater Derry 2023 on Nov. 6 and will be competing against other local title holders for Miss New Hampshire 2023 in April. “In the 100-year history of Miss America, I have officially become the FIRST transgender titleholder within the Miss America Organization,” she wrote in a post shared by the Miss Greater Derry Instagram page about her historic win.news.yahoo.com
Al Roker reveals that he has been hospitalized for blood clots
Network weather anchor Al Roker revealed on social media that he was hospitalized last week with blood clots. Last week I was admitted to the hospital with a blood clot in my leg, which sent some clots into my lungs. After some medical whack-a-mole, I am so fortunate to be getting terrific medical care and on the way to recovery. — Al Roker via Instagram @alrokerRoker’s wife, Deborah Roberts, posted that she was grateful for “the top-notch medical care and prayer warriors from every corner,” according to The Associated Press. “We love you dearly, sweet Al, and can’t wait to get you home,” Roberts wrote, adding heart emojis.wftv.com
Coroner Reveals Slain University of Idaho Students Were Slaughtered in Bed
Luis G. Rendon/The Daily Beast/InstagramPolice arrived at the home of the four University of Idaho students who were slain on Sunday to discover their lifeless bodies still in bed, where the local coroner said it’s “likely” the friend group was slaughtered while they slept just hours prior.Latah County Coroner Cathy Mabbutt dished the shocking detail on Thursday in a late-night interview on NewsNation’s Banfield, where she also revealed each victim was stabbed multiple times.Prior to Mabbutt’s cnews.yahoo.com
Leonid meteor shower 2022: 5 stunning photos captured by skygazers
The Leonid meteor shower peaked late Thursday and early Friday, according to the American Meteor Society. >> Read more trending newsSkygazers have been flocking to social media to share their photos of possible meteor sightings with the hashtags #leonid, #leonids, #leonidmeteorshower and #meteor. Here are some of our favorites:Photo by @ashevillepictures, InstagramPhoto by @thesuttillartphotography, InstagramPhoto by @tomchapmanphoto, InstagramPhoto by @qin_photography, InstagramPhoto by @jankhapankha, Instagram©2022 Cox Media Groupwftv.com
Swift, Lizzo, Miranda Lambert react to Grammy nominations
Here are the reactions to the Tuesday's Grammy nominations:NOMINEE REACTIONS"'All Too Well 10' is the song I'm the most proud of, out of anything I've written. ?," Lizzo, who is nominated for six Grammys including record of the year, tweeted shortly after the nomination livestream concluded. Another first-time nominee Anitta also tweeted, "Wow! Wow Wow Wow... never in life I would imagine this moment coming. Thank you, thank you, thank you... grateful forever.wftv.com
Drake Apparently Unfollowed Taylor Swift After Sharing A Screenshot Of The Billboard Charts With “Anti-Hero” Erased From The Top Spot And People Really Aren’t Happy About It
Drake is being called out for belittling women’s success after covering “Anti-Hero” in his pic of the charts, with fans suggesting that Taylor would be “dragged for the rest of her life” if the roles were reversed.View Entire Post ›news.yahoo.com
‘Crime Of Passion:’ Cops Identify Four University of Idaho Students Found Dead in Home
Instagram/The Daily BeastThe four University of Idaho students allegedly slain in a home just off campus on Sunday were identified Monday as detectives continue to search for their killer. Police identified the victims are Ethan Chapin, 20; Madison Mogen, 21; Xana Kernodle, 20; and Kaylee GonCalves, 21. Cops have remained tight-lipped about what happened Sunday afternoon, declining to say how the four students were killed or what potential motive their killer may have had. Art Bettge, the mayornews.yahoo.com
Cops Identify Four University of Idaho Students Found Dead in Home
Instagram/The Daily BeastThe four University of Idaho students allegedly slain in a home just off campus on Sunday were identified Monday as detectives continue to search for their killer. Police identified the victims are Ethan Chapin, 20; Madison Mogen, 21; Xana Kernodle, 20; and Kaylee GonCalves, 21. Authorities have remained tight-lipped about what happened Sunday afternoon, declining to say how the four students were killed or what potential motive their killer may have had. Tributes to thenews.yahoo.com
Amid the war ruins in Ukraine, Banksy seeds art
BORODYANKA, Ukraine — (AP) — Amid the ruins of war, the flowerings of art. A delicate painting of a gymnast doing a handstand has popped up on the wall of a wrecked building outside of Kyiv and appears to be the work of the British graffiti artist known as Banksy. Banksy posted photos on his Instagram page of the artwork in Borodyanka, northwest of Ukraine's capital. It shows a rhythmic gymnast doing a pirouette with a ribbon, over a gaping hole in the wall. ___Follow AP's coverage of the war in Ukraine: https://apnews.com/hub/russia-ukraineCopyright 2022 The Associated Press.wftv.com
Banksy unveils graffiti art in Ukraine town bombed by Russia
World-famous graffiti artist Banksy unveiled his latest mural in a war-torn Ukrainian city in an Instagram post. The British street artist posted a picture of a gymnast balancing on a pile of rubble in Borodianka. Additional murals have been spotted around the city but have not yet been claimed by the street artist. >>Photos: Graffiti, likely by Banksy, appears all over war-torn city in UkraineAccording to The Guardian, Borodianka was one of the hardest-hit cities and has been the focus of reconstruction efforts. On November 11 2022, the artist Banksy announced that he had made similar art work in Borodyanka, also in Kyiv region.wftv.com
Lunar eclipse 2022: 10 stunning photos of November’s ‘blood moon’
Skygazers received a special treat early Tuesday as November’s full moon, aka the “beaver moon,” coincided with a total lunar eclipse, or “blood moon,” according to Space.com. >> Read more trending newsSocial media users are sharing their photos with the hashtags #BloodMoon and #LunarEclipse. Here are some of our favorites:Photo by @smphoto_ig, InstagramPhoto by @luffman_farms, InstagramPhoto by @pedalstomper78, InstagramPhoto by @dereklivingston.jpg, InstagramPhoto by @philliefan99, InstagramPhoto by @gmacdon, InstagramPhoto by @trigger.shutter, InstagramPhoto by @aprettyplacetobe, InstagramPhoto by @benheide_photography, InstagramPhoto by @ruslihashim__, Instagram©2022 Cox Media Groupwftv.com
A Nigerian influencer who was known for flaunting photos of watches, jets, and clothes on Instagram has been sentenced to 11 years for money laundering and fraud
Ramon Abbas frequently flaunted his lavish lifestyle on his now-deactivated Instagram account, posing in designer clothing with luxury vehicles and jets.news.yahoo.com
Rebel Wilson announces birth of daughter Royce Lillian
Rebel Wilson has a new role of a lifetime — a mom. >> Read more trending newsThe comedian announced on Instagram on Monday that her daughter, Royce Lillian, was born last week via surrogate. Wilson announced a relationship with fashion and jewelry designer Ramona Agruma, People magazine reported. Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 35 Rebel Wilson Rebel Wilson arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Jojo Rabbit" at the Hollywood American Legion Post 43 on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) (Jordan Strauss/Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)©2022 Cox Media Groupwftv.com
Florida social media influencers entertain millions by observing the weird, wacky things in the Sunshine State
This week on Florida’s Fourth Estate, Ginger Gadsden and Matt Austin are speaking with two of Florida’s best known influencers when it comes to viral videos. They each have millions of followers on TikTok alone. Each one has their unique style and brand that their followers cannot get enough of, and they have managed to turned a hobby into big business.
Lawyer for Florida teen accused of killing classmate wants media excluded from pretrial proceedings
The defense lawyer for Aiden Fucci, the now-15-year-old charged with first-degree murder in the death of 13-year-old Tristyn Bailey, is asking the judge to bar the media and the public from all future pretrial proceedings, saying the teen’s right to a fair trial is at stake, according to News 6 partner News4JAX.
Instagram adds fundraising to Reels to help nonprofits
Meta Platforms Inc., the social media giant formerly known as Facebook, plans to celebrate Earth Day by expanding its offering of fundraising tools and making them more easily available to more than 1.5 million nonprofits on its Facebook and Instagram platforms, including those involved in fighting climate change.
China used TV, TikTok stars in discreet Olympics campaign
A “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” TV star, a Paralympic swimmer and a self-described “brand king” were among the Instagram and TikTok influencers who were paid by Chinese officials for a discreet campaign that promoted the Beijing Winter Olympics, new Justice Department documents reveal.
Have pizza oven, will travel: How to find 6 underground pizza places in Orlando
Let me paint a picture you can smell – a high countertop, a stack of white boxes, a massive metal oven. Slowly a man in a white shirt and a red apron pulls down a door, wisps of steam pouring out. Using a wooden spatula he reaches in and pulls out a round disc of bready goodness, edge puffed up, garlicky, oregano-speckled red sauce like molten lava amid an ocean of white cheese.