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Producer of ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ Was ‘Appalled’ at Video, But Shares What Really Happened (Watch)

Dennis Quaid in 'A Dog's Purpose'
Dennis Quaid in ‘A Dog’s Purpose’

*We covered this story the other day but dang, I hadn’t seen the video. It’s one thing to hear of a frightened animal, but seeing it is another. ?You may recall the story about the upcoming film, ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ being under fire after a video was leaked showing a frightened German shepherd dog being coerced into rushing water.

Poor baby did not want to go!

We always think of this breed of dog as tough. I mean, heck, they’re police dogs right? But clearly, this German shepherd was scared. And now we’ve got our hot little hands on the video that shows it.

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But I wasn’t the only one who hadn’t seen the footage. Apparently, the film’s producer hadn’t either; and when he did, he said he was “appalled!”

Gavin Polone penned an article in Hollywood Reporter saying how as producer, ” much of my identity is fused with the belief that I am a lover and defender of animals and their welfare.”

He continued…

Love of animals defines my existence, and that love is what drove me to struggle for years to get Bruce Cameron’s brilliant and widely cherished novel about the bond between a person and a dog made into a movie. In part, my feelings about animals were formed as a child by films like Sounder and Born Free and TV shows like Lassie. I wanted to promote the feelings I developed for animals by making a meaningful movie about the same. So now, the idea that I’m connected to an accusation of the abuse of a dog is, to understate it, painful. Continue reading

Finally! Samsung Has ID’d the Cause of ‘Galaxy Note 7’ Fires

Koh Dong-jin, head of Samsung's mobile devices division
Koh Dong-jin, head of Samsung’s mobile devices division

*I pray you were not one of the unfortunate victims of a phone that caught fire…while you were on it!?By now you’ve probably heard that Samsung had to pull their Galaxy Note 7 from the market only months after it’s August 2 launch. People all over the globe were bombarding the brand with complaints about their phone blowing up and catching fire; many of them landed in hospitals. Even airports laid out huge blinking signs advising folks not to expect to bring the phones on board, and confiscated them from those who did.

Samsung was devastated. They had already counted all the money and now was set to invest in lawsuits. Quietly they bowed out by taking the phone off the shelf — rushing it into research to learn what the hell had happened.

On Monday the answers came. Continue reading

Accused of Three Murders, Markeith Loyd Cusses Out Judge at Bond Hearing (Watch)

Lt. Debra Clayton
Lt. Debra Clayton

*If anyone ever wondered what the face of hate looks like, Markeith Loyd might give you a clue. Enraged by the way he is being portrayed after allegedly killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend, her unborn child, and now, the female officer who approached him in a Walmart parking lot nearly a month later, he took aim at the bond judge. His mouth being the weapon.

Let’s catch you up, shall we?

On December 13, 2016, Loyd was heard arguing with 24-year-old Sade Dixon outside of her parents home in the 6000 block Long Peak Drive near Clarcona Ocoee and Pine Hills Road in Orange County, Florida. Witnesses rushed outside to see Loyd running towards his car, firing a gun towards the house.

Sade Dixon
Sade Dixon

Dixon’s younger brother was injured too, but not fatally. He remains hospitalized in critical condition as of this writing. Continue reading

Child Allegedly Taped to Wall as Teen Mom Boasts on Facebook Live! (Watch)

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*Yes, you can rest assured her grinnin’ 18-year-old ass has been apprehended and with any justice, she will spend five years in jail.?Thanks to social media viewers who contacted the Dept. of Children’s Services about the Live stream, followed up by ABC6 who passed the video along to the authorities, Shayla Rudolph’s 2-year-old child is in safe hands today. Rudolph is seen being arrested (scroll down) after she was called out for streaming a video that appeared to show a screaming child taped to a wall. Although she was mum to reporter’s questions as she is being led to the backseat of a squad car, she had plenty to say as she narrated the disturbing video.

In the first segment of the 5 :10 video Rudolph smooches the imprisoned toddler and tells him, “You got the best mommy in the whole wide world. Don’t make me put more tape up there. Now sit still. You can see the TV from right there. You be a’iiight.”

She then goes on to address Facebook Live viewers saying, “You can’t clean with them running around. You can’t cook without them running around tearing up. Tape ’em to the wall. You can’t cook or none of that because they running around. Tape ’em to the wall.”

But hold on, as if that wasn’t enough, this heffa recorded another video…supposedly two days later. Mad after she was turned into Children’s Services. Continue reading

94-Year-Old, Hearing-Impaired, Wheelchair-Bound Grandma of 12 Earns College Degree…with Perfect 4.0 GPA!

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*This one’s for all of the procrastinators — present company included! ?

94-year old, hearing-impaired grandmother of 12, Amy Craton, earned her Bachelor’s degree — and a 4.0 GPA!?

“You can’t live without knowledge!” Craton told PEOPLE magazine. ?”Education is living.” ?

Craton earned her Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing and English — I’d better watch out! ?She’s?could be coming after my job! — from Southern New Hampshire University’s online program. ?SNHU’s president flew to Craton’s Hawaii home to present her with her diploma.

“I’ve always wanted to have my degree,” Craton said. ?”In the back of my mind that goal has always been there, but things get in the way, life gets in the way. ?But now I did it!”

Damn, grandma! ?Please allow me to be among the chorus of family and friends who extend a heartfelt congratulations! ? Continue reading

St. Louis Officer (Female) May Face Lawsuit for Vaginal Search on Street (In Front of Male Officer)

Detective Angela Hawkins
Detective Angela Hawkins

*A St. Louis cop and her entire department will hopefully be sued by a young woman who was subjected to a vaginal search on the road after being pulled over for an illegal U-turn. I just got pulled over for the same thing…though I’m still investigating what was ‘illegal’ about it!?I mean really, where will this sh*t end? I am personally sick of writing stories about police officers who abuse their badge. I am sick of hearing these stories, because I hate that they exist.?But they do, dammit. They always have, and unfortunately, they most likely always will.

Of course the victim was a Black woman, and the offensive cop was white. The incident happened in 2012. Kayla Robinson, 24, was driving a car carrying herself and two friends. According to Hawkins, the illegal U-turn was made in order to avoid a police checkpoint. The officer said she witnessed Robinson attempt to hide a bag of weed in her underwear, and a small rock of crack with her foot.

As it turns out, Robinson did turn over a bag of marijuana, but told the officer she didn’t have any crack. Dissatisfied, the female officer told the woman she would be searched, and called for backup to bring her a pair of rubber gloves.

A male officer showed up and watched as Robinson, begging to be taken to the station for the search, was forcibly shoved against the car and humiliated as the cop searched her vagina.

To no avail. No crack.?So what does an officer do?

Arrest you.?

Why do I always expect better?from a female cop??Now I’m no dummy. Yes, the woman had marijuana on her. Perhaps that was why she was arrested. But here’s the thing. Just consider it, OK? If marijuana was going to get her arrested?anyway, why didn’t that happen automatically? Then they’d be at the station, where a cavity search could take place.

Am I making a bit too much sense here? Continue reading

New Movie ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ Under Fire for Animal Abuse, PETA Leads the Pack (Watch)

A Dogs Purpose

*Uh oh. This is definitely not a good look for Amblin Partners and Universal Pictures. The two gargantuan studios have teamed up for the highly anticipated movie, ‘A Dog’s Purpose,’ scheduled for a January 27 release, but with claims of animal abuse, the opening weekend may start off badly.

According to a report by TMZ, based on a video they received, one of five German Shepherds used as animal actors in the film is seen ?being forced into a pool of water. The terrified animal is said to be clawing at the edge of a pool as people off camera laugh and comment, ?You just got to throw him in,? as a trainer tries to force the animal into rushing water.

TMZ reports that the scene was shot for the movie in Winnipeg, Canada, in November 2015.

The dog does eventually get in the water, but goes under almost immediately. An off camera person begins yelling ?Cut it!? as crew members race toward the animal.

A part of the scene? No one off-set will ever know. Continue reading

Holy Crap! Massive Alligator Just Walks on By as Woman Videotapes (Look!)

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*La dee dah. Imagine you’re just walking along, looking up and all around you, being thankful. And then you stop in your tracks just as a massive-sized alligator crosses your path, “Oh excuse me, I’m just going over here” he seems to say as he strolls on by. This was a moment in the life of a woman visiting?Circle B Bar Reserve near Lakeland, Florida. She described the video she took of a 12-foot, possibly 800 pound alligator who strolled across the path she was walking on “very exciting.”

Yes she was?is the answer to the question I know crossed your mind just now.

The woman, who took the video over the weekend appears to be standing too close for comfort, but she said she was “close enough” but at a safe distance. Continue reading