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Clay Adler, former MTV reality star, dead at 27

Published: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 @ 4:12 AM

Former MTV Reality Star Clay Adler Dead At 27

Clay Adler, former star of MTV’s reality show “Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County,” has died of an apparent suicideTMZ and People magazine report.

According to law enforcement sources, the 27-year-old was on a trip with friends to go “shooting in the desert” March 25. He is believed to have died in the hospital on March 26 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

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Police do not believe that drugs or alcohol were in his system at the time, but he reportedly did have a history of struggling with mental health issues.

“We are saddened by the news of Clay Adler’s passing,” MTV said in a statement Tuesday. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this time.”

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Adler appeared on two seasons of “Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County” in 2007 and 2008. He also had small roles in “Make It or Break It” and the TV movie “The Fish Tank.”

Over the weekend, his friends and family honored the avid surfer with a traditional paddle-out ceremony, MTV reported.

Ellen DeGeneres’ California home threatened by wildfires

Published: Monday, December 11, 2017 @ 11:51 AM

At Least Six Wildfires Burning Across Southern California

The Thomas Fire is impacting thousands of California residents, including talk show host Ellen DeGeneres.

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DeGeneres tweeted Sunday night that her Santa Barbara home is in danger from the raging wildfire.

“We just had to evacuate our pets,” she wrote. “I’m praying for everyone in our community and thankful to all the incredible firefighters.”

The Thomas Fire has burned through at least 200,000 acres through Sunday evening and also interrupted transmission lines in the Santa Barbara area, leaving more than 85,000 customers without power.

>> PHOTOS: California wildfires burn thousands of acres

The fire began seven days ago and has forced more than 88,000 people to evacuate their homes, KCBS reported.

More than 4,000 firefighters have been deployed to the firefight.

Round 3: Jimmy Kimmel continues criticism of GOP’s health-care bill

Published: Friday, September 22, 2017 @ 1:27 AM

For the third straight night, talk show host Jimmy Kimmel  devoted his monologue to criticize the Republicans' proposed bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
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For the third straight night, talk show host Jimmy Kimmel devoted his monologue to criticize the Republicans' proposed bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act.(Randy Holmes/ABC via Getty Images)

For the third straight night, Jimmy Kimmel used his opening monologue to criticize the Graham-Cassidy health-care bill in the Senate. 

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Thursday night on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” the talk show host did not back down, responding to Republicans who keep bringing him up as the GOP tries to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

Kimmel began with President Donald Trump getting involved on Twitter on Wednesday night. Kimmel said the president probably didn’t know that the bill proposed by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) does not protect people with pre-existing conditions. But Trump would “sign copies of the Koran at the Barnes and Noble in Fallujah if it meant he could get rid of Obamacare,” he said.


Cassidy had appeared on Kimmel’s show shortly after the host revealed that his infant son had undergone open heart surgery, the Huffington Post reported. Kimmel said Wednesday that on that emotional night, “I learned there are kids with no insurance in the same situation.”

Cassidy had pledged that no family would be denied medical care because they couldn’t afford it. “This guy, Bill Cassidy, just lied to my face,” Kimmel said Tuesday night.

Cassidy responded by saying he was “sorry” Kimmel didn’t understand the legislation, and Kimmel answered several hours later. Cassidy had referenced Kimmel on CNN, asking if principles he believed were necessary to pass a repeal and replacement of Obamacare.

"I ask, does it pass the Jimmy Kimmel test?" Cassidy said. 

Thursday on “Fox & Friends,” Cassidy repeated his claim that Kimmel does not understand the bill, the Huffington Post reported.

“Yeah, so Jimmy doesn’t understand,” Cassidy said. “And not because he’s a talk show host, [but] because we’ve never spoken. He’s only heard from those on the left who are doing their best to preserve Obamacare. He’s not heard from me.”

Kimmel fired back Thursday night. 

“A lot of people have been saying that I’m not qualified to talk about this, and that is true,” he said during Thursday’s monologue. “But I think those people forget, Bill Cassidy named this test after me.”

Kimmel added he’d been told he should give Cassidy the benefit of the doubt.

“I do give him the benefit of the doubt,” Kimmel said. “I doubt all the benefits he claims are part of this new health-care bill.”

WATCH: Jimmy Kimmel holds infant son during tearful monologue about children's health care

Published: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 @ 6:09 AM

What You Need To Know: Jimmy Kimmel

On Monday, late-night host Jimmy Kimmel delivered an emotional monologue while holding his 7-month-old son, Billy, after taking a week off as the baby boy recovered from heart surgery.

>> Jimmy Kimmel: Senator ‘lied right to my face’ about health care

A tearful Kimmel asked lawmakers to restore the Children's Health Insurance Program, which expired two months ago.

>> Round 3: Jimmy Kimmel continues criticism of GOP’s health-care bill

"This is literally a life-and-death program for American kids," Kimmel said. "It’s always had bipartisan support, but this year, they let the money for it expire while they work on getting tax cuts for their billionaire and millionaire donors."

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He continued: "And imagine getting that letter, literally not knowing how you will be able to afford to save your child’s life. It's not a hypothetical. About 2 million CHIP kids have serious chronic conditions. I don’t know about you, I’ve had enough of this. I don’t know what could be more disgusting than putting a tax cut that mostly goes to rich people ahead of the lives of children."

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Kimmel's son, who was born with congenital heart disease, has had two heart surgeries and will have another at age 6, according to his show's YouTube page.

Jimmy Kimmel Breaks Down Reliving Story Of Newborn Son’s Heart Surgery

Another star reporter, this time at the New Yorker, out after ‘improper sexual conduct’

Published: Monday, December 11, 2017 @ 8:41 PM

Ryan Lizza, Washington Correspondent for The New Yorker, (right) takes a picture of Alicia Menendez, (center) as Trevor Noah applauds during Comedy Central's
Ryan Lizza, Washington Correspondent for The New Yorker, (right) takes a picture of Alicia Menendez, (center) as Trevor Noah applauds during Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" Presents "Podium Pandemonium: A Debate About Debates," in February of 2016.(Scott Eisen/Getty Images for Comedy Central)

The New Yorker has fired its Washington correspondent, Ryan Lizza, over what the magazine called “improper sexual conduct.”

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New Yorker officials said in a statement that they recently learned of the “improper” conduct and made the decision to let Lizza go.

“We have reviewed the matter and, as a result, have severed ties with Lizza,” according to the magazine’s statement.

Ryan Lizza appearing on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" in February of 2016.(Scott Eisen/Getty Images for Comedy Central)

It’s unclear what the “improper sexual conduct” refers to, but Lizza issued a statement denying any improprieties.

“I am dismayed that The New Yorker has decided to characterize a respectful relationship with a woman I dated as somehow inappropriate. The New Yorker was unable to cite any company policy that was violated,” Lizza said.

Lizza, who has worked at the magazine for the past decade, apologized to his family and colleagues for any embarrassment, but said The New Yorker was wrong.

“This decision, which was made hastily and without a full investigation of the relevant facts, was a terrible mistake,” Lizza said.

The New Yorker hasn’t revealed any details of the complaint against Lizza and apparently has no plans to do so.

“Due to a request for privacy, we are not commenting further,” according to the magazine’s statement.

>> Related: Charlie Rose fired from CBS amid sexual harassment allegations; PBS cuts ties with newsman

Lizza’s termination follows other recent high-profile firings over allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct, including former “Today” show anchor Matt Lauer, former CBS “This Morning” anchor Charlie Rose and New York Times reporter Glenn Thrush.