Parents of girl who died previously charged with ‘starving’ toddler


Reports: Daily Mail

The parents of two-year-old Maddilyn-Rose Ava Stokes who tragically died after suffering severe burns in a hot bath have previously been charged for starving the child.

The toddler, from Northgate in Brisbane’s north, suffered severe burns to her back, buttocks and legs for several days before she died – injuries her parents claim were the result of scalding hot bath water.

Now it has been revealed parents Shane David Stokes, 30, and Nicole Betty Moore, 23, were previously charged with child cruelty in 2015, which was downgraded to failing to provide the necessities of life and no conviction, according to The Courier Mail.

Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor separate after 17 years of marriage


Reports: Daily Mail

Actors Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor have called it quits after 17 years of marriage.

The shock split was reported on Friday, with the pair announcing the news in a joint statement.

‘With tremendous love and respect for each other, and the 18 years we spent together as a couple, we have made the decision to separate,’ Stiller and Taylor told ET.

Mickey Mouse twerks at a 1-year-old’s birthday party in New Orleans 


Reports: Daily Mail

It seems that these days Mickey Mouse is dancing to a different tune.

The popular cartoon character was filmed shaking his butt vigorously to bounce music at a kids birthday party in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Posted today on Youtube, a caption read: ‘This was my nephew’s 1st birthday party which my sister in law hired a Mickey Mouse character. The DJ played a bounce song and the Mickey Mouse put on a great show.’

Mom-of-one, 23, left to die in sinking car saved by cops


Reports: Daily Mail

For three terrifying minutes, 23-year-old Meggan Russell was dead, lying without a pulse in the trunk of a submerged car.

But then help unexpectedly arrived in the form of California Highway Patrol officers, firefighters and paramedics who were able to pull the young mother-of-one from her watery grave.

After spending six days at Rideout Regional Medical Center recovering from her injuries, a bruised but buoyant Ms Russell reunited with the group of men who helped save her life.

Secret letters from Russian duchess show her hatred of the British


Reports: Daily Mail

Secret letters from a Russian duchess who escaped the royal family’s mass execution in 1918 show her hatred of the British for not doing enough to save them.

Tsar Nicholas II – who was related to the British royal family – was executed along with his wife and children in 1918 following the Russian Revolution the year before.

His younger sister, the Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, penned 52 letters to her sister Xenia during this time – providing a chilling insight into the perilous existence of the Romanovs, the last Russian royal family.

Federal judge tosses out life sentences for DC sniper Lee Boyd Malvo


Reports: Daily Mail

The notorious Beltway sniper Lee Boyd Malvo had four life sentences thrown out by a federal judge on Friday because they were retroactively deemed unconstitutional.

US District Judge Raymond Jackson in Norfolk, Virginia, ruled that Malvo is entitled to new sentencing hearings after the US Supreme Court ruled mandatory life sentences for juveniles are unconstitutional.

Malvo was 17 when he was arrested in 2002 for a series of shootings that killed at least 10 people and wounded three others in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia, causing widespread fear throughout the region.

Lamar Odom slashes $305k off the asking price of his Florida mansion


Reports: Daily Mail

Lamar Odom is so eager to sell his South Florida mansion that he slashed $305,000 off the original asking price.

After less than one month on the market, the former NBA star dropped the listing price of his six bedroom, 7.5 bathroom Mediterranean-style home to $4.9 million.

Odom listed his Pinecrest, Florida property on April 27 for $5.2 million.

AGT ‘won’t air segment’ after lawsuit involving Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks

Reports: Daily Mail

America’s Got Talent will not air a segment featuring a couple who sued the show according to a new report from New York Daily News.

The publication also reports that the case, which alleged new host Tyra Banks had humiliated their daughter, was dismissed on Thursday.

They also note that it remains unclear if there was an agreement reached between the contestants and the network.

RHONY stars support Kandi Burruss at Fortune Insider Awards

JIll Zarin

Reports: Daily Mail

She might not be best friends with all of her Real Housewives Of Atlanta castmates.

But Kandi Burruss certainly has some support in New York.

The 41-year-old was joined by Dorinda Medley and JIll Zarin from Bravo sister show RHONY on Thursday night, as she received the Fortune Insider Award for her career success in entrepreneurship and entertainment.

Rookie cop helps family with food and clothes after shoplifting call


Reports: Daily Mail

A rookie officer became one family’s ‘blessing’ after he responded to a call about a 12-year-old girl shoplifting from a Family Dollar discount store in Atlanta.

Officer Che Milton was on the fourth day of his job when he met a sobbing little girl named Heaven Staples.

The store’s manager called 911 to report that Heaven was trying to steal a pair of ‘$5 shoes’, according to CNN.