'That '70s Show' actress Lisa Robin Kelly dies at age 43

Published: Thursday, August 15, 2013 @ 3:36 PM
Updated: Thursday, August 15, 2013 @ 3:36 PM

That '70s Show actress Lisa Robin Kelly has died, according to reports from TMZ.

The site reports that the 43-year-old passed away in her sleep on Wednesday night (Aug. 14) in California. In the past few years the actress has been arrested at least four times — once for a DUI, once for spousal abuse, and finally for assault.

She filed for divorce from her husband Robert Gilliam in July.

On the show, Lisa played wild-child Laurie Forman, the older sister of main character Eric.

Though she appeared in smaller roles on other TV shows and in movies, Lisa is most recognized for her time on the long-running sitcom.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to her friends and family at this time.

Source: TMZ

Kidnapping survivor, author, advocate Elizabeth Smart shows off new baby

Published: Sunday, May 28, 2017 @ 11:46 AM

Kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart is pictured here in an appearance on the ‘Today’ show in 2013. Smart and her husband, Matthew Gilmour, have welcomed a new baby boy to their family.
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Kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart has posted photos of her new baby boy on Instragram.

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The photos feature her husband Matthew Gilmour, daughter Chloe, 2, and newborn son James.

“These people are my whole world,” Smart wrote in a caption of a family portrait. “Whenever I look at them I realize how fortunate I am. I hope I never forget what a blessing a safe, healthy, happy family is.”

Earlier this month, the proud parents took baby James to get a “special blessing.”

“The sunshine made today the perfect day for an adventure with great Granny and Grandpa, and great uncle Neville!” she wrote in a photo caption of the family visiting with Gilmour’s parents in Scotland, where he’s from.

Another photo shows Chloe and James snuggling.

“Nothing better then seeing my two babies love on each other!” Smart wrote.

Smart was kidnapped from her bedroom in her home in Salt Lake City in 2002 when she was 14 by a homeless man, who her father had employed as a handy man, and his wife. She was rescued nine months later by police just 18 miles from the family home. 

Suspect, Brian David Mitchell, and his wife, Wanda Ileen Barzee, were eventually convicted in the Smart kidnapping and assault case. 

 

 

WATCH: Massive crash at Indy 500 sends car airborne, landing in fiery explosion on track 

Published: Sunday, May 28, 2017 @ 4:44 PM

This is what driver Scott Dixon’s new car looked like before the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday. After the race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, it was in pieces. Driver Jay Howard lost control and smashed into Dixon during the race, causing a fiery crash and explosion.
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A major crash at the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday sent a race car airborne, careening out of control, before landing in pieces on the track. 

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The drivers of the two cars involved, Jay Howard and Scott Dixon, were fine, but the violent smash-up caused moments of panic in the pits and in the stands. 

Horrified crew members and spectators gasped as Howard lost control, slamming into Dixon’s car, which exploded as it collided with the barrier.

Dixon credited safety protocols for the lack of injuries.

The race was halted for almost 20 minutes as crews cleaned up the track.

In the end, Takuma Sato of Japan won the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500.

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6 places you should visit in Cincinnati 

Published: Thursday, February 23, 2017 @ 6:00 AM

The Queen City is calling. 

Luckily for you, Cincinnati is just a stone’s throw from the Gem City. 

The our sister city to the south is teaming with restaurants, neighborhood, museums, sports venues and other attraction that are well worth a trip down Interstate 75.

We highlight 6 must-visit spots in the video above.  

Yancy Deering, the director of communications for the Cincinnati USA Convention and Visitors Bureau, said the recently-launched Cincinnati Bell Connector makes it even easier for people to get to many of those spots. 

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The electric streetcar operates on a 3.6 mile loop that connects key area in the city that include destinations like downtown hotels, Washington Park, the Aronoff Center, Cincinnati Music Hall and JACK Casino.  

You can find more information here

The streetcar goes from The Banks on the riverfront to Findlay Market in Over-the-Rhine and includes 18 stops. 

>> MORE: Baby hippo at Cincinnati Zoo saved by Children’s Hospital team

>> MORE: 22 reasons to visit Fairborn

Gal Gadot, Lynda Carter meet at ‘Wonder Woman’ premiere

Published: Sunday, May 28, 2017 @ 7:28 AM

Actors Gal Gadot and Lynda Carter embrace at the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures'

Two are more wonderful than one.

Gal Gadot and Lynda Carter met, embraced and posed for photographs at Thursday’s premiere of “Wonder Woman” in Hollywood, ETOnline reported.

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Carter, 65, made the Wonder Woman character famous during its television series run from 1975 to 1979. Gadot is starring in the movie version, which debuts nationally on June 2. The two women reunited at the Pantages Theatre, along with the film’s director, Patty Jenkins.

"I am the bearer of the torch and now I'm passing it forward to Gal and to Patty," Carter told ET. "I spoke with Patty early on and I couldn't wait to meet Gal. The three of us share some sisterhood by living and breathing this character."

"I just love her very much so," Gadot told ET. "She is such a special women and a unique person and it's always great to see her, especially tonight where she's going to see the movie for the first time. And my heart is going crazy."

Carter admitted she was nervous before watching the film.

"I can't breathe. I am so excited," she said. "I really want you all to embrace this. This is another way to look at her. It doesn't mean to abandon me or abandon the way that I had her, the way that I played her. This is just another way to look at Wonder Woman.”

I'm in LA, so excited to be attending the premiere of the new Wonder Woman movie, directed by my friend, Patty Jenkins,...

Posted by Lynda Carter on Thursday, May 25, 2017