Former ‘Power Ranger’ actor pleads guilty to killing roommate with sword

Published: Friday, March 17, 2017 @ 2:48 PM
Updated: Friday, March 17, 2017 @ 3:10 PM

HOLLYWOOD - SEPTEMBER 28: Actor Ricardo Medina attends the Lambda Legal Liberty Awards at the Egyptian Theater on September 28, 2005 in Hollywood, California.
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HOLLYWOOD - SEPTEMBER 28: Actor Ricardo Medina attends the Lambda Legal Liberty Awards at the Egyptian Theater on September 28, 2005 in Hollywood, California.(Frederick M. Brown)

Former “Power Rangers” star Ricardo Medina pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter on Thursday, according to prosecutors.

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The 38-year-old entered the plea in Los Angeles County Superior Court and admitted to using a “Conan the Barbarian” sword to stab his roommate, Josh Sutter, to death in 2015, The Associated Press reported.

According to the Los Angeles Times, investigators said the two were arguing over the way Medina’s girlfriend parked her car before the stabbing.

Medina appeared as the red Power Ranger in three versions of the popular series: “Power Rangers Wild Force” (2002), “Power Rangers Wild Force: Identity Crisis” (2002) and “Power Rangers Samurai” (2001).

He faces up to six years in state prison.

Rising country music star killed in UTV accident after weekend performance 

Published: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 @ 6:00 PM

Rising Country Music Star Killed In UTV Accident After Weekend Performance

It should have been a Sunday of fun for up and coming country singer Abby Nicole Uecker, but it ended in tragedy when Uecker, 25, was injured in an accident following her Saturday night performance at the Thayer County Speedway in Nebraska. She died early the next morning.

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According to the Norfolk Daily News, Uecker, who went by the name Abby Nicole professionally, was a passenger in a utility transport vehicle when she was injured in an accident early Sunday morning. She was taken to a medical facility in Hebron, Nebraska and passed away at 5:30 a.m.

No further details were available about the accident as the investigation continues. We Miss You Abby ...

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Uecker’s drummer, Chad Barnhill, shared a heartbroken message to his friend, following her death. 

Barnhill wrote, “I drove home today and wanted you in my passenger seat. Feet on the dash. Wrapped up in your blanket. Singing our favorite songs. You weren’t there, but I still felt you.”

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Uecker had embraced a second chance to share her music with the world after being diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2014. The tumor was located in the left part of the brain that controls speech and memory, but following surgery, she was able to continue her college education in Nebraska and pursue her musical career.

The singer recorded her first EP recently in Nashville and released her debut single, “Cool,” this spring. 

She spent time in Music Row where she immersed herself in the city’s rich songwriting community.

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The singer opened shows for fellow country stars, including Kip Moore, Casey Donahew, Chase Bryant and Kane Brown.

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey joined the hunt for pythons in Florida, bagging three snakes

Published: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 @ 1:09 PM

Celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay Joined The Hunt For Pythons in Florida

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay joined the fight against Florida’s invasive Burmese pythons recently, cooking up his catch on a levee near where one of the snakes was found.

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The Emmy-nominated chef tagged along with one of the South Florida Water Management District’s python hunters, catching three snakes in western Miami-Dade County.

The hunt is part of an upcoming segment on his latest series, “The F Word with Gordon Ramsey.”

Their kills bring the total number of invasive pythons eliminated by the SFWMD Governing Board’s Python Elimination program to 317 snakes in four months.

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The South Florida Water Management District approved the python hunt earlier this year. The job pays minimum wage plus bonuses based on the length of the snake.

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay and his son, Jack, pose with SFWMD Python Hunter Kyle Penniston and Jason Catarineau and two of the three Burmese pythons they eliminated on Saturday. Ramsay went on a python hunt with Penniston for an upcoming episode of his live show, ‘The F Word with Gordon Ramsay.’(The F Word with Gordon Ramsay)

Ramsay hunted with Kyle Penniston and Jason Catarineau.

“It was a blast hunting with the Ramsays and they were very respectful of what we are doing here in the Everglades, fighting these invasive predators to save the ecosystem,” said Penniston, who has hunted snakes for years, but tasted python for the first time this weekend when he ate Ramsay’s cooking.

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“What an honor to have my first taste of python cooked by Chef Ramsay.”

‘Wonder Woman II’ in the works after smashing success of part one

Published: Monday, July 24, 2017 @ 11:27 AM

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Actress Gal Gadot arrives for the premiere Of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Wonder Woman" held at the Pantages Theatre on May 25, 2017 in Hollywood, California.(Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)

A sequel to the summer blockbuster “Wonder Woman” is in the works; at least, that’s the word following a weird Warner Bros. flash card announcement at Comic-Con over the weekend.

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The studio flashed a title card with the words “Wonder Woman II” during a “Justice League"panel, according to CBS News.

Lead actor Gal Gadot is expected to reprise her role as the crime fighting superhero, but’s it’s unknown whether Patty Jenkins will return to direct the sequel. 

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“Wonder Woman” has grossed $398 million at the North American box office since opening in early June.

Ice Cube strikes out, delivering worst rendition of ‘Take Me Out to the Ball Game’ ever, maybe

Published: Monday, July 24, 2017 @ 11:34 AM

Rapper Ice Cube performs onstage during day 3 of Pemberton Music Festival on July 16, 2016 in Pemberton, Canada. 
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Rapper Ice Cube performs onstage during day 3 of Pemberton Music Festival on July 16, 2016 in Pemberton, Canada. (Andrew Chin/Getty Images)

Rapper-turned-actor Ice Cube showed up at Wrigley Field in Chicago to take a swing at an old classic during the seventh inning stretch at the Cubs game on Saturday.

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Social media lit up afterwards, calling Cube’s rendition of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” one of the worst baseball fans had ever heard.

Judge for yourself:

But not everyone panned it. Some fans thought the rapper hit a home run.