Summary The character, who is seen wiggling to Michael Jackson in the film (watch above), will be turned into a collectible figure by Funko through its Pop! Vin Diesel voices the character. The dancing character wound up stealing the final scene in the film, which Gunn had initially planned to place after the end credits.
Summary Billy Joel gives concert proceeds to animal shelter. Music legend BILLY JOEL donated the proceeds from his birthday show in New York City to help build a local animal shelter. The Piano Man played at Madison Square Garden on 9 May (14) - the day of his milestone 65th birthday - and it has now emerged he donated the gig's profits to charity.
Summary Dogs bring out unbearably strong feelings in us, from the glee we feel with the first wag of a tail to the despair when they take their last breath. The technical term the feelings movies wrench out of us is "catharsis"--from an ancient Greek word that means to purge or purify. The arts allow us to vent in the theater so we don't act like lunatics in our daily lives.
Summary Word comes in from our friends at Discovery Fit & Health about an extreme approach a mother took to try to make her beauty pageant contestant daughter lose weight: she forced her to eat tapeworm eggs. The eggs had been bought in Mexico in pill form and apparently the mother forced her daughter to swallow it in preparation for an upcoming contest. Once the eggs hatched the tapeworms grew, and eventually the daughter had to go to her local emergency room because of severe stomach cramps.
Summary California Assemblyman Tim Donnelly was invited to attend a luncheon held by Governor Jerry Brown honoring Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto at the Leland Stanford museum. The seeming lack of interest by officials and the mainstream media in Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi's imprisonment has sparked outrage and prompted numerous protests and several hashtags on Twitter and Facebook, including #BringBackOurMarine and #FreeOurMarine. The founder of 2MBTDC, Belinda Bee, told the Examiner that her organization "has supported the release of Sgt Tahmooressi since the day he was taken into custody."
Summary When police arrived they spotted the suspect leaving the gas station with two other individuals. According to Sweeten, the officers demanded that the suspect and the two others surrender. Unlike the Ferguson Police, many Salt Lake City law-enforcement officers wear body cameras, and the incident was caught on video. The video is currently being withheld, however; Police Chief Chris Burbank says that it, along with the name of the officer firing the shots, will be released at the "appropriate" time.
Summary With storms fast approaching Bristol Motor Speedway, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stars picked up the speeds in qualifying for Saturday night's IRWIN Tools Night Race. After making repairs, Larson was able to get back on track with 15 minutes left in the opening round, improving his time, but not his position of 39th. Larson was not the only driver to make contact with the wall in the first session, however.
Summary The Islamic State spokesperson who threatened the United States by pledging to "raise the flag of Allah" over the White House has been killed. According to the US State Department, Islamic State rep Abu Mosa was killed in Syria during an attack at the Tabqa Airbase.