Woman accused of throwing weights from 18th-floor balcony
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Investigators have taken out warrants for the arrest of Chloe Chalavoutis, 21, stemming from the March 29 incident at the The Vue at Park Towers
Emory Burman III told Channel 2’s Mike Petchenik he was working with a construction crew on a new parking lot when he heard what sounded like tree limbs breaking.
“I heard a thump,” he said. “I walked over to see where I thought the limb landed and looked down and found a 2 ½-pound weight.”
Burman said he heard a woman screaming from a balcony above, then witnessed her go back into her apartment and emerge with another weight.
“I screamed at the guys to move out of the way, another weight was coming and it hit the ground a second time,” he said.
The construction crew showed Petchenik how one of the weights had cracked in half because of the impact of the fall.
Construction company owner Everton Archer told Petchenik one of the weights landed just inches from him.
“Anything from that distance hits you on the head, you’re liable to get damage,” he said. “We were pretty surprised when it happened.”
Police said Chalavoutis didn’t stop with the weights. They said she also threw ceramic plates and a beer mug off the balcony.
Carmen Scott told Petchenik she and her 12-year-old daughter were walking on a trail adjacent to the apartment building when the mug shattered on a fence and sprayed glass on them, cutting her daughter’s leg.
“It’s scary,” she said.
Scott told Petchenik she was glad police charged Chalavoutis for her alleged actions.
“I’m glad they’ve done something, because she can kill somebody,” she said.
An attorney for Chalavoutis told Petchenik by phone that she has cooperated fully with investigators and would be turning herself in soon.
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SAD MUSIC CAN HELP MEND A BROKEN HEART
New research reveals that listening to sad music when you are brokenhearted may actually help you to feel better. Additionally, when people are angry they prefer to listen to angry music. To find this, researchers asked participants to recall experiences involving loss, and asked them to rate sad music relative to angry, joyful or relaxing music. Researchers found participants had a preference for sad music, particularly when they experienced an interpersonal loss such as losing a personal relationship, as opposed to and impersonal loss, such as losing a competition. Researchers explain that people who experience an interpersonal loss aim to fill the void, and some may do so with music, films, novels and fine arts. (Psych Central)
The 5 Most Obese Professions
Some of the lowest paying jobs have the highest rates of obese employees.
According to the new Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, some of the lowest paying jobs have the highest rates of obese employees. Here are the Top 5 most obese professions:
5. Manager or Executive: High stress plus hours of inactivity and corporate lunches equals a lot of extra pounds
4. Clerical or Office Worker: Sitting at a desk with no view of the outside world and only a vending machine filled with candy to help you get through the day is a recipe for gaining weight.
3. Installation or Repair Worker: Being on the road all day means stopping for snacks and fast food is always an easy and inexpensive option – but it is definitely not the healthiest choice.
2. Manufacturing/Production: You would think that being on an assembly line would give you a workout, but low pay makes eating healthy an impossible option for many households. It's expensive and time consuming to eat healthy.
1. Transportation: Bus drivers, taxi drivers, train operators ... all these individuals spend many exhausting hours sitting. Fast food is always a quick, easy option – and it's hard to think about exercise at the end of a long stressful day. (TheStir)
THE VOICE: Christina Aguilera Returning as Shakira Exits
Christina Aguilera is returning to NBC’s The Voice in the fall and Shakira is leaving after just one season, sources tell Deadline.
A judge for the first three seasons of the high-rated singing competition, Aguilera left last year to promote her album Lotus, which came out in November. Cee Lo Green, another of the four original judges on the Mark Burnett-produced Voice along with Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, also took a sabbatical to work on his music career.
Shakira and fellow newbie Usher joined Levine and Shelton
Burnett has said change on the judges panel is a part of The Voice. “Everybody can’t coach for life because when you have people with current recording in the game, this is not their job,” he said. “Their job is their fans and making music and being live, and so we knew from the beginning that this would happen, and we’ve had six coaches. They all have another life and their schedules.”
UPDATE: Will Smith's Teen Son Jaden NOT Looking to Get Emancipated
Jaden Smith has “decided that for his 15th birthday in July he would like the gift of FREEDOM from his parents — and to be able to live in a home of his own,” reports The Sun.
The tabloid claims Will Smith revealed that Jaden told him, “Dad, I want to be emancipated.”
The paper quotes Will as saying, “I know if we do this, he can be an emancipated minor, because he really wants to have his own place, like ooh.”
“That’s the backlash. On the other side, if kids just want to have command of their lives, I understand,” the movie star allegedly added.
Wow, that’s pretty wild.
But is it true?
Unlike a number of other blogs who regurgitated The Sun’s reporting without bothering to fact-check, Gossip Cop reached out to a rep for Will, who tells Jaden does NOT want to be emancipated from his parents.
Will’s publicist tells us exclusively, “This isn’t real.”
Usher Sued by Former Nanny
It seems as though Usher‘s legal troubles with his children are a never-ending saga. His latest headache comes from his former nanny who is claiming she is owed a six-figure sum for working overtime.
According to The Sun, Cecelia Duncan, Usher’s former childcare provider, was hired to care for the ‘Numb’ singer’s two sons, Usher and Naviyd, in December of 2010.
According to TMZ, Usher’s camp is calling the lawsuit “frivolous” and claiming the accusations are “completely false.” Do we have yet another person trying cash in on someone else’s fame? Could be…
Usher previously battled (and won) sole custody of his boys from his ex Tameka Foster in August of 2012. In addition to the nanny suit, ‘The Voice’ coach’s legal troubles may be far from over. Foster vowed to appeal the court’s custody decision under claims of a biased judge.
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Parents Hire Disabled to Cut Disney Lines
Rich parents are hiring disabled people to cut lines at Disney World.
Disney World attractions are notorious for having long lines, but some clever and wealthy people have figured out a way to beat the lines while showing everyone else just how despicable and shameful people can be.
The New York Post reports that some parents visiting Disney World with their kids have been hiring disabled people to pose as their family members. The parks allow for people with disabilities to skip the lines and let them bring up to six people with them. These parents are paying a group called Dream Tours Florida around $130 an hour for their disabled tour guide. One of these parents tells the Post, "My daughter waited one minute to get on 'It's a Small World.' The other kids had to wait two-and-a-half hours." She adds, "You can't go to Disney without a tour concierge. This is how the one-percent does Disney." (NY Post)
ANGELINA JOLIE: Reveals She Had Mastectomy in NYT Op-Ed Piece
Angelina Jolie has revealed some shocking news -- in a New York Times Op-Ed piece.
The Oscar-winning actress, whose been named the "most beautiful" and "sexiest woman" by numerous publications over her career, writes that she had a double mastectomy after her doctors estimated she had an 87 percent risk of breast cancer.
Angelina writes, "Once I knew that this was my reality, I decided to be proactive and to minimize the risk as much I could. I made a decision to have a preventive double mastectomy."
In the nearly 1,000-word piece, Angelina adds, "I am writing about it now because I hope that other women can benefit from my experience." She also notes that she's "fortunate to have a partner, Brad Pitt, who is so loving and supportive."
Angelina's mother died of cancer at age 56 after fighting the disease for nearly a decade.
Source: The New York Times
AMERICAN IDOL Will Change Format Next Year, Three-Judge Panel Likely, No New Judge Info Yet
Fox isn't going to say anything about American Idol until the current season wraps up later this week.
Fox Exec Kevin Reilly confirmed veteran judge Randy Jackson is leaving the show.
Reilly added that it was "likely" the show will go back to a three-judge format next season.
The American Idol season 12 finale, featuring Kree Harrison facing off against Candice Glover, finishes up on Thursday.
On Friday, Reilly says they'll officially begin working on season 13.
Miley Cyrus Slams Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift Fans Who Send Her Death Threats: We're 'All Friends'
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Miley Cyrus, 20, has one simple message for her vocal Twitter followers: Can't we all just get along? The "Ashtrays and Heartbreaks" singer took to her Twitter page on Sunday, May 12, to ask the haters -- specifically Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift fans -- to stop, well, hating on her.
"Everyday someone with a Swift or Gomez in [their] name wishes terrible things upon me (death is popular)," she wrote. "I'm sure these haters would make their idols much happier tweeting bout their music rather than wishing death upon their peers like psychos."
Cyrus acknowledged that her own fans can be a little nasty on Twitter as well, but set out to end the feuding from all sides. "Btw im not saying Smilers can't act cray cray too," she said, adding the hashtags "#deaththreats" and "#TOOOOFAR."
Hoping to further spread the peace-offering, Liam Hemsworth's fiancee continued, "Please Smilers don't ever think somehow you are supporting me by being hateful towards other artist. My fans make me proud by supporting my music & everything I do."
Although the three former teen queens have had their friendly and not-so-friendly moments together in the past -- Gomez, 20, guest-starred on Cyrus' Hannah Montana in 2007 but the two famously feuded over boy-of-the-moment Nick Jonas in 2008, and Cyrus and Swift, 23, seemed to drift apart after performing "Fifteen" together at the 2009 Grammy Awards -- Cyrus insists that the starlets are on friendly terms.
"We are all friends," she wrote. "Why can't you all be?"
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WOMAN ASSAULTS RESTAURANT WORKER OVER PICKLES
A Massachusetts woman is facing an assault charge for allegedly punching a restaurant worker for putting too many pickles on her sandwich. Tina Druin, 49, began verbally assaulting the Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs worker and complained about the ingredient ratio on her steak and cheese sandwich while the worker was preparing her lunch. She then demanded a refund for the meal. When the worker refused, Druin allegedly punched her in the face and knocked over two pickle jars before running from the restaurant. The worker caught and detained her until police arrived. Druin told officers that the entire incident occurred because there were "too many pickles" on her sandwich. (AP)
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The Vitamin That Fights Fatigue
Vitamin D goes a long way in helping the cells of your body generate energy, naturally.
If you’re feeling tired – and find yourself reaching for energy drinks throughout the day – maybe you should be reaching for something else … Vitamin D.
Vitamin D goes a long way in helping the cells of your body generate energy, naturally.
Over time, your muscles will feel stronger and you’ll feel your fatigue disappear.
And, here’s the icing on the cake – you don’t even need to reach for a pill. Just 10 to 15 minutes of exposure to sunshine gives your body a good dose. (MensHealth.com)