Missouri teenager Mike Brown was killed Saturday when he was shot Saturday by Ferguson, Mo. police.
Here are more details about the incident from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said one shot was fired by the officer’s gun inside the car during the struggle, and that the officer fired multiple times at Michael Brown, 18, as he ran away.
He said the shots that hit Brown were “more than just a couple but I don’t think it was many more than that.” He said an autopsy was pending and that a toxicology test would take as long as six weeks to determine whether Brown had alcohol or drugs in his system.
Angered over the incident, many took to Twitter to call for justice, using the hashtag #JusticeForMikeBrown.
This Mike Brown situation really breaks my heart.
So sad. Ugh.
#JusticeForMikeBrown— QUEEN LOSA (@YoungLosa) August 10, 2014
The official account of Black Entertainment Television also chimed in.
‘Rising anger’: St. Louis alderman Antonio French tweets from protest over shooting of Freguson, Mo. teen [Vine, photos]
Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/08/10/fck-the-police-disturbed-online-protesters-want-justiceformikebrown/
TMZ is reporting that Paul Walker, star of the “Fast and Furious” films, died today in a car crash in Santa Clarita, Calif.
Walker, 40, and a passenger reportedly were killed when their Porsche slammed into a post or tree and burst into flames. TMZ reports that Walker “was in Santa Clarita for a car show to support the Philippines typhoon relief effort, and had been taking friends out for rides in his new Porsche GT.”
Like many celebrities, Walker had been the subject of death hoaxes before, making the news even more difficult to believe.
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Update: Walker’s death has been confirmed through both his official Twitter account and Facebook page:
It is with a truly heavy heart that we must confirm that Paul Walker passed away today in a tragic car accident while attending a charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide. He was a passenger in a friend’s car, in which both lost their lives. We appreciate your patience as we too are stunned and saddened beyond belief by this news. Thank you for keeping his family and friends in your prayers during this very difficult time. We will do our best to keep you apprised on where to send condolences. – #TeamPW
Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/11/30/fast-and-furious-actor-paul-walker-reportedly-dies-in-car-crash/
Amen! Today, the Gary Sinise Foundation held its Hollywood Salutes Heroes event, and Stacey Dash couldn’t be prouder to be part of it:
Dash was joined by other celebs grateful for our Wounded Warriors’ service and sacrifice:
Love it! It’s so wonderful to see celebrities shining the spotlight on our amazing military.
Twitchy coverage of Stacey Dash
Twitchy coverage of Rob Lowe
Twitchy coverage of Nick Searcy
Twitchy coverage of Gary Sinise
Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/02/05/inspirational-stacey-dash-rob-lowe-nick-searcy-and-more-honor-wounded-warriors-pics/
As Twitchy reported, “FrackNation” director Phelim McAleer and his team are hoping to make a film about Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell, who is currently serving life in prison. Though the filmmakers are still far from reaching their goal of $2.1 million, they have become the most funded movie ever on fundraising site Indiegogo.
The cause has so far raised $930,505 in less than three weeks. Deadline Hollywood reports that “Gosnell” has bested fundraising efforts by celebrities such as James Franco ($327,929) and Shemar Moore ($638,983)
RedState has a video of producer Ann McElhinney reading an excerpt from the Grand Jury report.
Kickstarter CEO denies rejecting Gosnell movie makers; Director claims censorship
Director seeking to crowd-fund film about Kermit Gosnell murder trial
Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/04/17/proposed-kermit-gosnell-movie-breaks-indiegogo-fundraising-record/