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Chris Kyle, a former Navy SEAL who wrote “American Sniper” about his career as a marksman in Iraq, was shot dead at a gun range in Texas Saturday.
Kyle, 38, and another man were found dead at the shooting range of Rough Creek Lodge on Saturday afternoon, the Texas Highway Patrol said.
The killer, identified as Eddie Ray Routh of Lancaster, Texas, was arrested after a brief pursuit, Trooper and spokesman Lonny Haschel confirmed.
The other victim was named as Chad Littlefield, aged 35.
Kyle, a Texas native who grew up hunting, served four tours in Iraq with Navy SEAL Team 3, andMore >
Amanda Bynes, everybody. Now with a pierced face!
The increasingly erratic actress posted the image below on Tumblr yesterday, showing off her new look. Reaction online was … about what you’d think it would be.
“Dear Amanda Bynes, we get it … you’re bat s**t crazy,” posted one Twitter fan. “Amanda Bynes has her cheek pierced…. She’s a mess dude,” wrote a second.
“Yesssssss she’s killin it. New Lohan,” said another, in a brutal insult … or huge compliment, depending on how you look at it or what you’re going for.
Amanda Bynes’ cheek piercing: Your take?Edgy and More >
A Connecticut attorney blames the state for the brutal massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, and is looking to sue for $100 million on behalf of one of the survivors.
According to the Hartford Courant, Irving Pinsky filed legal documents with the Claims Commissioner, asking permission to sue the state on behalf of a 6-year-old student.
The Newtown, Conn., resident (only ID’d as “Jill Doe”) was in another classroom at the time Adam Lanza open fire and suffered emotional and psychological trauma.
Pinsky believes that the December 14 shooting was foreseeable, claiming a “fellowMore >
Pia Toscano and Jared Lee are taking the advice of Buddy the Elf.
The former American Idol finalist and the singer/songwriter understand that the best way to spread holiday cheer is to sing loud for all to hear.
And with that in mind the talented twosome gathered this week to wish fans a very happy holiday season, mash-up style. Click Play now to hear the duo collaborate on “O Holy Night” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”Pia Toscano and Jared Lee Christmas Mash-Up
We sincerely hope all readers really did have themselves a merry little Christmas!
Original post: PiaMore >
David Letterman struck an uncharacteristically somber note Monday night, addressing the Newtown, Connecticut shooting for nearly seven minutes.
Returning from commercial, the comedian, looking visibly saddened, noted the beauty of the Christmas decorations on CBS’ Late Show set.David Letterman Sandy Hook Statement
He then touched upon the senseless massacre of 26 people – including 20 children – at Sandy Hook Elementary School, saying, “It makes me so sad.”
“The lights … they’re really for kids. You think about this horrifying circumstance. What part of that do you think aboutMore >
Amanda Bynes has reached financial settlements with both of her hit-and-run victims from earlier this year, and the L.A. City Attorney’s office is far from pleased.
As you surely heard, the troubled star was charged with two counts of hit-and-run stemming from separate 2012 in which she hit other people’s cars, then bailed.
Bynes has since struck a financial deal with both sets of victims, however, and her attorney then convinced a judge to throw out the criminal charges against her.
The decision infuriated the L.A. City Attorney’s Office, to put it mildly.
Many of music’s biggest names, most of whom have connections to the regions most affected by Hurricane Sandy this week, came together last night to raise funds for the victims of this disaster.
The NBC-hosted telethon was emceed by Matt Lauer and featured emotional performances from East Coast natives Christina Aguilera, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Mary J Blige, Steven Tyler and Jon Bon Jovi, among others.
To make a donation, visit RedCross.org, call (800) RED-CROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 contribution – and enjoy many of the performances from the eventMore >
Yup. It’s getting very ugly between Adrienne Maloof and Paul Nassif.
In court today to determine custody of their three kids, the soon-to-be-divorced spouses went at it via their attorneys, with the most damning allegations being leveled against The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star.
Witnesses tell TMZ that Nassif’s attorney argued in front of a judge that Maloof has referred to her husband as “stupid, dumb and an idiot” in the presence of their kids.
Moreover, in a declaration filed by Nassif’s legal team, the couple’s head of security says he saw Adrienne both bite and scratch herMore >
Jeffrey Ross arrived for the Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne Barr yesterday dressed as Joe Paterno and accompanied by two young boys in only Penn State helmets and a towel.
To many, though, this get-up was actually NOT the most offensive act by the comedian during the event.
Still wearing his costume, Ross took to the podium and addressed a red-haired Seth Greene with a clear reference to alleged Colorado shooter James Holmes:
“Congratulations,” Ross said to Green. “This is actually a really big night for you. You haven’t gotten this much attention since you shot all those people inMore >
Dane Cook has apologized for being an insensitive jerk bag.
On Thursday night, the unfunny stand-up comedian joked that people inside the Aurora, Colorado movie theater last week were probably wishing they’d be shot because The Dark Knight Rises is such a bad movie.
Shockingly, anyone with an ounce of sympathy and intelligence came down hard on Cook, prompting him to write the following on Twitter:
I am devastated by the recent tragedy in Colorado & did not mean to make light of what happened.
I made a bad judgment call with my material lastMore >
According to a new report, James Holmes actually alerted a psychologist at the University of Colorado to his plans to commit mass murder… only the recipient never opened the package in question.
Fox News says the Colorado shooting suspect mailed a notebook “full of details about how he was going to kill people” to the school’s mail room, which is where police and FBI agent found it this week.
“There were drawings of what he was going to do in it – drawings and illustrations of the massacre,” an insider with knowledge told Fox, adding that the photos drawn in a spiral-bound notebook’sMore >
Christian Bale has made his way to Colorado to visit the victims of last week’s “Dark Knight Rises” theater shooting. The actor is there to personally offer his condolences as an individual, not representing the studio Warner Brothers.
Bale discreetly arrived at Aurora Medical Center reportedly by ambulance around 2PM.
Christian Bale and his wife Sibi Blazic also visited the memorial site in honor of the 12 people who died Friday at the Century 16 Theaters. The actor also took part in a prayer circle.
Bale said in a statement released on Saturday about the Aurora shootings which hasMore >
Sherman Hemsley, the actor who created one of the most memorable characters in sitcom history, died today of at his home in El Paso. He was 74.
Hemsley starred first on All My Family and later on The Jeffersons as George Jefferson. He was also a professional singer who released a single in 1989 titled “Ain’t that A Kick in the Head.”
TMZ first reported Hemsley’s passing and has no news on the cause of his death. The actor does not leave behind any wife or children.
Follow this link: Sherman Hemsley, Star of The Jeffersons, Dead at 74
For the time time since the deadly Colorado shooting that took 12 lives, someone associated with The Dark Knight Rises has spoken out.
And that someone is director Christopher Nolan.
“Speaking on behalf of the cast and crew of The Dark Knight Rises, I would like to express our profound sorrow at the senseless tragedy that has befallen the entire Aurora community,” Nolan said, adding:
“I would not presume to know anything about the victims of the shooting, but that they were there last night to watch a movie.
“I believe movies are one of the great American art forms and the sharedMore >
Our thoughts and prayer go out to all victims of the senseless shooting inside a Colorado movie theater early this morning.
But we take this time to recognize Jessica Ghawi, a 24-year old aspiring sportscaster who lost her life in the attack, because her tragic story is almost impossible to believe.
Ghawi, who wrote a blog under the name Jessica Redfield, posted a recent entry in which she detailed just how fortunate she had been to narrowly escape a fatal mall shooting in Toronto last month that left one person dead and seven injured.
“What started off as a trip to the mall to get sushiMore >