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Out of the horror of the Connecticut school shooting Friday came incredible acts of selflessness and bravery by teachers willing to sacrifice everything for their students.
Kaitlin Roig was able to save her 14 students by barricading them in the closet. She also survived. Victoria Soto was just as heroic, but not so fortunate.
Soto, 27, a first-grade teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School, ushered her students into a closet, placing her body between them and shooter Adam Lanza.
“She was found huddled over her children, her students, doing instinctively what she knew was theMore >
Ryan Lanza is already grieving and no doubt floored by the deaths of his brother, Adam Lanza, their mother Nancy and the 26 other people Adam killed yesterday.
As if that weren’t enough to process, he was erroneously named as the man responsible for the Connecticut shooting by overzealous media outlets at first.
Many TV news outlets and websites were scrambling after reporting Ryan Lanza, 24, was the shooter, even though state and federal officials did not confirm this.
It is now believed that Adam Lanza, 20, had an ID of Ryan’s on him, leading to the initial confusion. But forMore >
The first photos of Adam Lanza have been released, along with more information on the 20-year-old responsible for the Connecticut school shooting massacre yesterday.
The Newtown, Conn., native was a child of the suburbs and of divorce who still lived with his mother, Nancy, in the quiet town about an hour from N.Y. City.
Friday, he began his day by shooting Nancy in the face.
As if that weren’t disturbing and tragic enough, he then drove her car to nearby Sandy Hook Elementary School, armed with two handguns and a semi-automatic rifle.
There, before turning his gun on himself,More >
A visibly distraught U.S. President Barack Obama fought back tears as he addressed the media following this morning’s Connecticut school shooting tragedy.
“The majority of those who died today were children, beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old,” Obama said during a national TV address.Obama Cries During Speech on Connecticut Shooting
After pausing to compose himself for five whole seconds, he added, “They had their entire lives ahead of them: birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own.”
Then the president wiped the corner of his eye.
The alleged shooter in today’s tragic Connecticut school shooting was identified by NBC News as Ryan Lanza, 24, who reportedly also killed his father in Hoboken, N.J.
However, reports now conflict as to whether this is truly the case; several sources believe his brother, 20-year-old Adam Lanza, was actually the shooter.
WNBC says Lanza then drove to Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., an hour east of N.Y. City, where his mother was the kindergarten teacher.
There, Lanza was said to have been responsible for the Connecticut school shooting that claimed 26 lives – 18 ofMore >
“Gangnam Style” rapper PSY is in hot water over anti-American statements and lyrics he belted out at a 2004 anti-war protest concert came to light.
Among the incendiary lyrics: “Kill those f–king Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives / Kill those f–king Yankees who ordered them to torture.”
“Kill their daughters, mothers, daughter-in-law and fathers / Kill them all slowly and painfully.”
Yeah. Not good.
PSY, who has performed for U.S. troops in 2012 and is scheduled to perform later this month for President Barack Obama, quickly apologized and explained.
Last week, in the spirit of bipartisanship, Barack Obama invited his vanquished Republican rival Mitt Romney to the White House for lunch at the Oval Office.
Also known as the Man Cave.
The President has gradually transformeded the Oval into a far less stuffy place. Out are those archaic floral couches. In are the sporting goods and flat screens!
Michelle must not allow him to make decor choices anywhere else.
The room is the most important one in the nation … in terms of national security or just bro-ing out. It’s a place you’ve got to get in the right mindset beforeMore >
Ivanka Trump is blasting a report that claimed she and her siblings staged an intervention, asking father Donald Trump to back off his public bashing of President Obama.
The Trump heiress took to Twitter today to call out the N.Y. Daily News:
“I totally respect @realDonaldTrump’s opinions & right to articulate them, which is what I would’ve told @nydailynews if they’d call me to fact check their false story,” she wrote.
The Trump patriarch has taken a ton of heat – and kept late night talk show hosts in business – thanks to his repeated diatribes throughout the 2012 electionMore >
Happy Thanksgiving to all from The Hollywood Gossip!
What would this holiday be without family, food, football and reflection upon the things we appreciate most … in the case of THG, that means turkeys of a different sort.
On this 22nd of November, we’re paying tribute to stars we had the honor and the burden of covering in 2012. We are talking fowl individuals here … real bird brains.
Without further ado, THG’s Top 10 Turkeys of 2012 …
Who will win the Sixth Annual Spencer Pratt Thanksgiving Turkey Award!?
10. Mitt Romney and Courtney Stodden (tie). One’s a relentless fameMore >
President Barack Obama met with McKayla Maroney and other members of USA’s Fierce Five Olympic gymnastics team – Kyla Ross, Jordyn Wieber, Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas – yesterday in the Oval Office.
But the Leader of the Free World was not impressed.
Emulating the look Maroney made famous on the medal stand this summer, Obama folded his arms and curled his lips alongside the gymnast, promoting McKalya to Tweet soon afterward:
“Did I just do the Not Impressed face with the President?”
Yes, McKayla, you sure did.
We wonder how Obama feels about the Kim Kardashian wedding,More >
Jon Bon Jovi’s daughter Stephanie Bongiovi will not face criminal charges after her alleged heroin overdose at Hamilton College this week.
The Oneida County (N.Y.) District Attorney’s Office says it is dismissing all criminal charges against the rock legend’s 19-year-old daughter.
The 21-year-old male student involved with Stephanie Bongiovi’s overdose is also in the clear – legally, at least. Jon may have some words for him …
Stephanie was arrested after being treated by emergency medical personnel following the alleged overdose in her dorm room on Wednesday.
Police saidMore >
A woman has been fired and reported to the U.S. Secret Service for a racial slur and apparent assassination threat against President Barack Obama on Facebook.
According to California’s Modesto Bee, Denise Helms, 22, went OFF on the social networking site after Obama won reelection over Mitt Romney Tuesday.
She called Obama the n-word, adding that “maybe he will be assassinated” this term.
Just kidding? Evidently not. Helms was then interviewed by a Sacramento TV station … and she “wouldn’t mind one bit” if someone assassinated Obama.
Helms was fired Thursday from her job atMore >
Gen. David Petraeus has surprisingly and abruptly resigned as director of the CIA.
The decorated former chief of U.S. Central Command cited an extramarital affair.
“After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair,” Petraeus’ resignation letter said.
“Such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours.”
“Teddy Roosevelt once observed that life’s greatest gift is the opportunity to work hard at work worth doing.”
“I will always treasure my opportunity to have doneMore >
Barack Obama. Mitt Romney.
One of the two will be elected President of the United States today. Sorry, third-party candidate backers … even Gary Johnson says he has no chance.
What’s the celebrity world thinking right now, with the future of the free world hanging in the balance? Read some of the best Election Day tweets below!
Beyond proud of your passion to let your voice be heard. Happy Election Day
If you are an American, today is the day to make your voice heard! Find your polling place and vote today!
I have made myMore >
Attention, citizens of America:
Do you need a home-cooked meal? Help moving a couch? A tattoo? A personal dance from a celebrity?
According to Will Ferrell, all you need to do is vote for Barack Obama tomorrow night and he will do absolutely anything you say. Come on. How can you pass that offer up?
Watch the actor make his pitch now:Will Ferrell for Obama
On other famous person endorsement news, Chris Rock makes the argument that Obama is white.