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Hollywood Actor Charlie Sheen Faces Shocking And Scary Experience

Charlie Sheen, a name synonymous with both brilliance and controversy, has navigated a career that spans remarkable highs and tumultuous lows. Known for his roles in iconic films and television series such as “Platoon,” “Wall Street,” and the hit sitcom “Two and a Half Men,” Sheen has long captivated audiences with his undeniable talent and charismatic presence.

However, his journey through Hollywood has been anything but smooth, marked by public scandals, personal struggles, and a very public departure from his television show that once made him the highest-paid actor on the small screen. Despite these challenges, Sheen has shown resilience, battling through personal demons and attempting to find redemption in both his career and personal life.

Recently, the spotlight has once again turned towards Sheen, but for reasons far removed from his acting prowess. In an alarming development, the actor was reportedly violently attacked at his own home, an incident that adds yet another chapter to the complex narrative of his life.

In a shocking turn of events, Hollywood actor Charlie Sheen has reportedly become the victim of a violent attack from one of his neighbors. The incident took place on Wednesday, Dec. 20, in Sheen’s Los Angeles home.

Law enforcement sources revealed to TMZ that a 47-year-old woman residing in Sheen’s neighborhood “forced her way” into his home and launched a brutal assault on the actor. The woman allegedly tore Sheen’s shirt and attempted to strangle him.

Thankfully, Sheen was able to dial 911 and paramedics arrived promptly. Although he did not require hospitalization, it was a traumatic experience for the actor.

The motive behind this violent intrusion is still unclear. However, what’s interesting is that this isn’t Sheen’s first altercation with the same neighbor. Sheen previously reported to the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department that he believed the woman had vandalized his car.

Sources close to Sheen shared that he had spoken to the woman after the car incident, and they had agreed to let “bygones be bygones.” However, it seems that tensions escalated with the woman dumping trash in front of Sheen’s door just a day before the violent attack.

Law enforcement later arrested the woman at her home, booking her for assault with a deadly weapon and burglary. She will face legal consequences for her actions.

As of now, Sheen has not issued any public statements regarding the incident. The motive behind the attack remains a mystery, leaving fans and the public speculating about the underlying issues between Sheen and his neighbor.

This incident is a reminder that even in seemingly quiet neighborhoods in the bustling city of Los Angeles, unexpected complexities can arise. Watch the video below for more details on this shocking incident.

A family gifted with rare black-and-white twins gets the same blessing 7 years later

It’s amazing to see the Durrant family as a whole; they are a remarkable family of six who have overcome some fairly incredible obstacles.

When Dean Durrant and Alison Spooner had their first set of twins in 2001, everyone was immediately entranced.

Hampshire, England-born twin sisters Hayleigh and Lauren Durrant, who have different skin tones, were born in 2001. While the black twin resembled their father, the white twin was more like their mother.

When Alison and Dean first found out they were having twins, they assumed the kids would be just like them. However, after Laura and Hayleigh were born in 2001, Alison’s parents got a surprise.

Laura had received her mother’s light skin, blue eyes, and red hair, unlike her twin sister who mostly resembled her father.

Of course, Alison and Dean’s family and friends were in disbelief. Although the event is incredibly rare, it does occasionally happen.

Growing up wasn’t always easy as their parents had to field questions about how this could have happened and comments of disbelief, and then the girls would face questions from their friends at school.

On the twins’ 18th birthday in 2019, Hayleigh, who has dark skin and hair like her dad Dean, spoke exclusively saying they weren’t always accepted.

“Some people can be really rude. They’ll say, ‘You’re lying, you aren’t twins – prove it!’ So we’ll reel off the same address or pull our passports out. It’s nice to see the shock on people’s faces.

“When we went to college it was difficult because there were lots of groups of Asian, white and black kids. The black group were trying to integrate me and I was like, ‘This is my white twin sister.’ No one could believe it. People look at us like it’s some kind of miracle. I’m still amazed that we are twins.”

Meanwhile, Lauren, who has her mother’s green eyes and fair hair, said, “People just assume we’re best friends rather than sisters, let alone twins.

“I’m happy with that because she is my best friend.”

For a biracial couple expecting twins, there is about a 1 in 500 chance those twins will have different skin colors, according to the BBC.

After only seven years, Alison discovered she was expecting twins once more! When Laura and Hayleigh aged 7, their mother gave birth to another set of identical twin sisters, and the family once more made headlines.

This time, when the babies were discovered to be in the breech position, Alison was induced at 37 weeks. Due to breathing issues, the newborns had to be sent to intensive care right away, depriving Alison and Dean of the opportunity to spend quality time with them.

But when they could finally see their newborns, they saw that they had overcome yet another set of challenges—they had another set of miraculous mixed twins!

In addition to having distinct skin tones, the daughters, Leah and Miya, made their family the only one in the world to have two sets of multiracial twins. The family of records quickly made it to the Guinness World Records.

Even non-identical twins are uncommon, Dr. Sarah Jarvis of the Royal College of General Practitioners told CBS News.

“To have two eggs fertilized and come out different colors less common so to have it happen twice must be one in millions,” she added.

“I’m almost blown away as the rest of them, there’s no easy way to explain it all,” proud dad Dean told CBS News. “I’m still in shock myself even though the first ones were 7 years ago, it’s amazing.

Leah and Miya are helped by their two older sisters who have been able to guide them through the challenges. “The younger ones idolise the older ones and are always copying them. It’s like having two Mini-Mes,” said their father.

“They are best friends and close in every way, apart from looking different. It took me some years to understand the science of how they could appear so different,” their mom added.

Leah shared: “Lauren and Hayleigh are my heroes. I like my older sisters. We want to be like them when we are grown-up.”

The girls realize they are lucky to have each other and, despite their physical differences, said that they are similar in many ways.

Hayleigh explained: “We say the same things at the same time and finish each other’s sentences.Sometimes I know exactly what she is thinking.”

The world works in mysterious ways, but one thing’s for sure: Alison and Dean are lucky to have been blessed in such a way.

Such a strikingly beautiful family that could teach us all a thing or two about celebrating our differences. Please share.

Bull was chained up his whole life – now watch when this animal hero cuts the lock

Whether it’s a dog, a cat, a hamster, or a cow, one thing is clear: it’s never okay to neglect animals.

A bull named Bandit lived his whole life in chains. He wasn’t allowed to step foot outside and he never got to taste fresh green grass. Instead, he spent his days and nights standing in a narrow cage — and he had probably resigned himself to this fate.

Luckily, an animal lover named Christan got word of Bandit’s situation. He immediately started planning to save Bandit and his friends from their crowded barn…

The first time Christian visited Bandit, he went up to him and gently let the bull know that he wasn’t there to harm him.

And in the video below, it’s obvious that Bandit had never felt love from a human before. But after a while, he realized that Christian was just there to help.

Watch the video below to see Bandit’s emotional reaction when Christian unchains him and gives him a second chance in life…

Bandit’s “freedom dance” really moved me to tears. How wonderful to see this beautiful animal experience freedom!

Wonderfully, the Austrian animal rights organization Gut Aiderbichl, where Christian works as a volunteer, announced that all of the animals in the video were rescued and brought to one of its many shelters. Isn’t that awesome?

Please share this emotional rescue with all your friends who love animals.

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The mom wants to give her baby, who has Down syndrome, to foster care. So, the dad decides he'll take care of the baby all by himself.

Every day, lots of babies are born all over the world with conditions that make them different. But every baby is special and deserves love, care, and attention, no matter what.

Sadly, some people don’t understand this. They might even want to give up or stop caring for their baby if they don’t think the baby is perfect.

Even though we live in a time when we should know better, many babies with Down syndrome still face uncertainty because of people’s unfair beliefs about the condition.

But one dad in Russia is trying to change that. He’s raising his son, Misha, who has Down syndrome, all by himself. He wants to get rid of the stigma around Down syndrome and show that every child is precious and deserves love.

 

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According to reports, Evgeny Anisimov, who is 33 years old, wants to show everyone that children with Down syndrome deserve love and acceptance just like any other child. He’s taking care of his son, Misha, all by himself because his wife left when she found out their son had Down syndrome.

Evgeny and his wife found out about Misha’s condition just after he was born, when a doctor said, “I fear that your baby has Down Syndrome.”

Evgeny talked to Bored Panda and said, “When I found out that my son might have Down Syndrome, I didn’t know what to do. I thought my job was to stay strong, support my wife, and wait for the test results before saying anything to her.”

 

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He said, “When I found out my son had Down Syndrome, I cried when I left the hospital, but not for long. Later, I felt a bit embarrassed about those tears. Nothing really changed in my life.

“I still had both arms, both legs, and I still had all my knowledge and skills. I was still determined, curious, and active. Everything went according to plan; my son was born. But he’s special, and his life and future are really important. And here I am, crying! That’s selfish, isn’t it? It’s not fair. No, it’s my responsibility. I didn’t get an amniocentesis — I knew the chances were low, but still. I wanted a child, so I have to take responsibility for him. There are many possibilities: autism, cerebral palsy, genetic mutations… And Down Syndrome isn’t the worst, as I later found out.”

 

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That very same night, Evgeny started learning about Down syndrome.

“I found out that in Europe, people with Down Syndrome are well taken care of. They can live and work on their own,” he said. “But that didn’t change my decision.”

For Evgeny, leaving his son was never an option. But sadly, his wife didn’t feel the same way.

“I never even thought about putting my son in an orphanage. That would be really cruel,” he said. Eventually, he and his wife separated, and now Evgeny raises Misha by himself.

“When a child is born, they wonder if they’re wanted in this world. And I tell my son, ‘Yes, you are wanted!’ Taking care of him, even on my own, is something any normal person would do. I want to make it clear—I’m just a regular guy, not some kind of hero.”

Jane Fonda criticizes Jennifer Lopez’s relationship with Ben Affleck: ‘Feels too much’

A friend is someone who checks in on you and provides honest feedback on your relationships at regular intervals.

Jane Fonda, who is close to Jennifer Lopez, has voiced some concerns, despite the public’s positive reaction to their reunion. The 86-year-old actress, meanwhile, isn’t shy about sharing her thoughts on Lopez’s reconciliation with Affleck with the public.

Strangers turned friends after starring opposite one other in 2005’s Monster-in-Law. In the time after, their relationship strengthened even further. Fonda was someone Lopez wanted to feature in her upcoming documentary This Is Me Now: A Love Story because of how close they were.

During the course of the film, Fonda shares two concerns with the married couple.

According to Fonda, Lopez, “I want you to know that I don’t entirely know why, but I feel invested in you and Ben, and I really want this to work.” This is based on what Variety has heard. However, my concerns lie in this area. It feels more like you’re trying to prove something than just enjoying it. Making out or snuggling is a common theme in the photos you’ve shared.

“That’s just us going about our lives,” Lopez shot back, ignoring the comment.

Fonda was “real scared” after seeing pictures of Affleck at the 2023 Grammys, and she voiced her worry as well.

“Oh my God, what’s happening? I was really scared because of all the s-it about the Grammys, and he looks unhappy.”

Lopez assured Fonda “nothing” was wrong with her relationship, Affleck was simply “like, ‘I’ve become the symbol of the beleaguered man.’”

Despite her critiques, Fonda added she believed “everyone in the entire world is pulling for this relationship and this love,” adding that the way the couple presents their relationship is “so important.”

“It should be handled in a way that you aren’t overly flaunting it, so much so that it creates any form of criticism or resentment.”

Recognize her? Better sit before you learn her true identity…

Joan van Ark was born on June 16, 1943, in New York City, New York. Her parents were not connected to the film industry.

When Joan was a teenager acting in Denver, she met actress Julie Harris, and their lives would never be the same.

Julie pushed her to go to the highly regarded Yale Drama School and gain admission using a scholarship she had also set up.

This made Joan Van Ark the second-ever woman to enroll at the Drama School

She [Harris] wrote to the dean and asked him to meet me. “Long story short, my parents drove me to New Haven, Connecticut, to meet the dean, who gave me a scholarship,” Joan recalled.” It was meant to be.” Joan went on to perform in the theatre for a few years, but her real passion was in Television.

Temperature’s Rising, Spider-Woman, and Days of Our Lives

Joan achieved enormous renown as a result of her roles in Temperature’s Rising, Spider-Woman, Days of Our Lives, and even one Bonanza episode. But her role as Valene Ewing on Dallas in 1978 was where she first achieved great popularity. She ended up playing the most important role she has ever had.

Because of how popular the show was, Joan appeared on its spin-off, Knots Landing. a program that was actually written prior to Dallas. Dallas was initially chosen by the producers because it was the best option for portraying affluent households at the time. Joan was then forced to play the same part in Dallas instead of joining the Knots Landing cast.

13 Seasons of Knots Landing ensued for Joan Van Ark

The person who actually convinced Joan to accept the part while already working on two other projects was her husband, renowned newscaster John Marshall. There was a moment when Val Ewing’s mother was scheduled to make her television debut. Surprise, surprise—Julie Harris was chosen for the position. The person who mattered the most to her in all the world was this.

“When the producers told me they had finally last someone to play my mother, I held my breath,” she recalled in a 1984 interview with Florida Today. “I thought, ‘Oh my God, are they going to say Phyllis Diller or Zsa Zsa Gabor, or who?’ Then they said it was Julie Harris, and I went right through the roof. I couldn’t believe they had picked her to be my mother. They didn’t even know we were friends.”

327 Episodes later, Joan Van Ark was ready for new ventures

13 Seasons and 327 episodes later, Joan left a season before the show saw its final season air. She knew many blamed her leaving on the cancellation of the show, but she was ready for new adventures. “I have loved more than life the 13 years I’ve had on that show,” she said. “[Knots Landing creator] David Jacobs is a great influence on my life, has taught me so much about so many things.”

Ted [Shackelford] is the other half of every breath I take on the show, and personally, he’s a large part of my heart. The people are my family–we have shared marriages, deaths, and divorces. It’s far more difficult to leave than I thought.” Joan thereafter appeared on The Young and The Restless as Gloria Fisher.

In high school, John Marshall first met Joan, and the two quickly got married. They have a lovely daughter named Vanessa Marshall who works in the entertainment industry at the moment. After 56 years of marriage, the pair is still very much in love and leads extremely private lives away from the spotlight.

78 years old with a net worth of $10 million

At 78 years old, Joan has amassed a $10 million net worth and is still as gorgeous as ever when seen out and about in Los Angeles. She was last seen three years ago and was just seen paying for parking at a meter while wearing workout clothes and a ponytail.

She co-starred in the 2017 television film Psycho Wedding Crasher, which was her most recent and final appearance on screen.

Joan Van Ark, who has worked in the film industry for the past 50 years, has joined The Actor’s Studio as a life member. What an icon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gracefully aging, Helen Hunt is as beautiful today as she was five decades ago

Pressured by Hollywood and discerning fans that impose impossible standards of perfection, many celebrities are chasing youth in the hopes of achieving immortal beauty.

Dismissing expectations of others, Helen Hunt is gracefully embracing the imperfections of aging and she looks gorgeous!

Performing on TV shows since she was a child, Helen Hunt grew up on the screen with millions of fans watching her transform from the fresh-faced girl to the now accomplished 59-year-old, whose years show on her face, adding to her natural beauty.

Hunt started acting when she was only 11. She got her big break in The Swiss Family Robinson, a TV series (1975 to 1976) about a shipwrecked family stranded on a volcanic island. Starring as Helga Wagner, she played a young girl from the same shipwreck, who was taken in by the Robinsons.

She later appeared as the daughter of Murray Slaughter (played by Gavin McLeod) on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, in an episode of The Bionic Woman opposite Lindsay Wagner, and in Facts of Life. Her first big movie was Rollercoaster (1977) alongside Hollywood legends, Henry Fonda and George Segal.The next decade catapulted her into stardom with roles in touchstone 80’s films, like Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985), with another up and comer Sarah Jessica Parker, Project X (1987) with Matthew Broderick, and Next of Kin (1989) with the late Patrick Swayze and Ben Stiller in one of his earlier roles.

In the 1990’s, Hunt was a household name with her breakout TV performance in the hit comedy series Mad About You, where she starred opposite Paul Reiser, who later starred in the Netflix series, Stranger Things.

She won four back-to-back Emmy Awards and three Golden Globes for her comedic portrayal of one half of a newlywed couple. She also directed some episodes, including the series finale in 1999.

Speaking with People, Hunt shared about her daughter and Reiser, “… My daughter loves Stranger Things so now when he calls she’s excited. She’s never seen an episode of Mad About You but she’s super psyched about Stranger Things!” Hunt has one daughter, born in 2004, with Matthew Carnahan, her partner of 16 years.

Hunt is also known for playing a storm chaser in the adrenaline-fueled movie Twister (1996), her Academy Award-winning role in 1997’s As Good as it Gets, starring next to Hollywood royalty, Jack Nicholson, and 2000’s Cast Away and What Women Want.

More recently, she plays a journalist in BBC’s World on Fire and has a recurring character on Blindspotting. She’s also loaned her skills as a director to shows like Californication, House of Lies and This is Us.

In 2021, she revealed she was working on a Twister reboot with a diverse cast of storm chasers “from HBCU [historically Black college and university],” but the story was rejected.

“I tried to get it made,” Hunt said in 2021. “I was going to direct it… We could barely get a meeting, and this is in June of 2020 when it was all about diversity. It would have been so cool.”

Universal Pictures is releasing Twisters, without Hunt, in July 2024.

Over the years, Hunt, who’s collected numerous awards and nominations, has been a staple in Hollywood culture with her timeless performances and beauty.

As one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood–a face that through the years has matured, she’s recently been the topic of many conversations.

With a career spanning more than four decades, it’s common, and expected, that there would be natural physical changes but, as a celebrity, Hunt is not immune from unfiltered opinions coming from the public.

Speculation that she had plastic surgery started after an accident in 2019, where the SUV she was a passenger, was t-boned by another car, causing it to rollover. She was briefly hospitalized but fully recovered, and within one week, she was back to work filming the limited series reboot of Mad About You.

Speaking with People about reprising her role, Hunt said, “It was a very loving piece of work. We loved it. It would be fun to work on something that’s really about love. We’ll be older though — I hope people are prepared for that. I’m not prepared for it!”

Shortly after, Radar Online, posted an article suggesting the star too much plastic surgery. In the story, she’s referred to as “ageless,” followed by “mannequin-like” and “…her expression more static than usual.”

Fans however were quick to defend her. One wrote, “I’m not an expert on spotting facelifts and that but to me Helen Hunt today still looks like Helen Hunt from Mad About You, just older. Which is what happens when 3 decades pass, people get older.” Another wrote, “I think we are so used to seeing women who have puffed up their lips and lifted both eyes and forehead, that a woman who is aging normally looks odd to us.”

Tight-lipped about the rumours that she’s had a nip and tuck to smooth the wrinkles on her face, it’s possible that Hunt benefits from a makeup artist, who can achieve the same results with some magical strokes of their brush.

In fact, there are many Hollywood beauty secrets that keep celebrities looking ageless. Pairing a healthy diet and exercise with pricey non-surgical spa treatments have proven results!

Hunt is very active and isn’t shy about showing off her fit physique. In an interview, she explained “As a general rule, I tend to move. I don’t go to a gym ever. I don’t diet ever. I used to diet, but sometime after the eighties, it made me miserable, but I do like to walk, run, and I do like to surf when I can just to warm it up, and I do enjoy doing yoga when I can get there.”

As we all know, being a woman in Hollywood can be quite a challenge.

In a 2019 interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Hunt discussed how she has experienced being objectified throughout her career and how she hopes to help create a more inclusive.

“What are the great movies for younger women where they’re the protagonist [being] made now? You know what I mean? The whole thing — there’s no equal rights amendment. We’re fucked,” Hunt told Huffington Post in 2015.

Over the years, Hunt has been involved in various advocacy and philanthropic efforts to support women’s rights and empowerment – speaking up against objectification of women.

”I certainly drive around and I’m tired of the billboard where she’s barely in her underwear and they’re selling, you know, a watch or something,” Hunt said.

An old man was eating at a truck stop when three rough-looking bikers walked in.

An old man was eating at a truck stop when three rough-looking bikers walked in.

As they passed the old man, the first biker pushed his cigarette into the old man’s pie, then laughed and took a seat at the counter.

The second biker picked up the old man’s milk and spit into it. The third biker turned over the old man’s plate before joining the others at the counter.

Without saying a word to the laughing bikers, the old man put his money down, got up, and left the diner. One of the bikers said to the waitress, “Not much of a man, was he?”

The waitress replied,” Not much of a truck driver either. He just backed his big rig over three motorcycles!”

 

Tattoo addict inks 95 percent of his body, reveals what he looked like just 5 years ago

Tattoos are just one of many ways to express one’s individuality. While some people go with a little tattoo, others go all out, decorating entire body parts.

Tristan Weigelt, a 26-year-old tattoo apprentice covered in extreme body art, made headlines after showing what he looked like prior to using his body as a canvas.

The before photos were astounding.

Keep reading to see the pictures.

Weigelt’s journey to covering 95 percent of his body in tattoos began when he was 20.

“It’s kind of weird looking at myself without all the tattoos,” he told the Daily Star.

“But funnily enough I still feel exactly the same as before on the inside.”

Out of all the tattoos, he said the most painful were the ones he got on his face and head, comparing it to being scraped with a metal brush.

“It was six full day sessions taking between five and six hours and the pain was probably an eight out of 10.”

While many people get a tattoo with a special meaning in mind, Weigelt said there are no hidden messages or meanings behind his body art.

After five years, Weigelt has spent $50,000 on tattoos.

For those considering a tattoo, Weigelt says, “Get what you love and what makes sense to you. I see so many people worried about a certain tattoo fitting them or it not being their style. If you like it – then get it.”

Wow. What an incredible transformation!

Would you ever consider getting tattoos on your entire body? I’m not sure I would.

 

 

PARENTS KEPT THEIR BABY HIDDEN TO SHIELD HER FROM PEOPLE’S CURIOUS LOOKS. NOW, AT THE AGE OF 2, SHE LOOKS BEAUTIFUL

Parents always try their best to protect their children, and these parents did something special for their daughter. Little Vienna Brookshaw was born to her mom, Celine Casey, in April 2021 in the United Kingdom. When Casey first saw Vienna, she noticed a birthmark on her forehead, between her eyebrows.

The birthmark, called congenital melanocytic nevus (CMN), didn’t affect Vienna’s health, but her mom was worried it might bother her emotionally as she grew up. CMN is a condition where a baby is born with a group of harmless pigment cells, and they could have grown as Vienna got older.

The condition Vienna has is rare, and nobody could predict how much the birthmark would grow as she got older. Her mom, Casey, didn’t want Vienna to go through any challenges because of it as she grew up.

Right away, Casey asked the doctors if there was anything they could do about the birthmark. She was worried that if they didn’t remove it, Vienna might be upset with her parents in the future.

Casey, the caring mom, mentioned, “We enjoy watching her grow on her journey, and we look forward to the day she grows up and can express her own thoughts. We’d love her no matter what, even if we kept the birthmark.”

The reason Casey wanted to remove Vienna’s birthmark was that when Vienna was a baby, people would stare at her. Casey noticed that others treated her baby differently from other babies. This made her even more determined to get the birthmark removed.

The NHS (National Health Service) said no to the surgery because they usually say no to surgeries that are not necessary for a person’s physical health. They thought the surgery was cosmetic, not essential.

So, Casey started a fundraising campaign to gather money for the surgery from other sources. In just 24 hours, generous people donated $52,000. Unfortunately, this wasn’t enough because hospital costs had gone up a lot due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The young parents needed $27,000 more for the surgery.

They asked for help on GoFundMe again to cover the extra costs for their daughter’s surgery to remove the birthmark.

The concerned mom explained, “Everyone has things they feel unsure about in their body. The doctor said it wouldn’t affect Vienna’s mental health right now. But we didn’t see it that way. She’s starting school at three, and little kids are clever; they notice things like that.”

Now, Vienna is two years old, and her birthmark has been completely removed. The only sign left is a small scar on her forehead. Casey, her mom, regularly updates on her daughter’s healing process and often comments on how ‘gorgeous’ her baby girl is.

Even after they took away the birthmark, the parents went to London to let the surgeon check how well the small scar on Vienna’s forehead had healed. They wanted to make sure she didn’t need more surgeries or treatments after the three she already had. But right now, she’s a healthy two-year-old and doesn’t need any more medical care!

We’re sending lots of good wishes to little Vienna. We hope she stays healthy always! Feel free to share this with others so they can know her story too!

 

Serve says people who can’t afford to tip 20% “don’t deserve” to eat out at restaurants

A TikTok user has received some pretty intense backlash online after sparking a discussion about restaurant customers who dine lavishly at restaurants but don’t leave tips for the serving staff.

The video, which has garnered over 10,000 views, highlights the importance of tipping.

Tipping – which is an optional custom – has become a heated topic in recent years, with many people expressing their frustration over the fact that a standard tip is usually set at 15-20%, and that anything under 20% is often viewed as inadequate.

In a recent video (which has since been removed), a restaurant worker going by the name Lillie, known as @mylasoasis_ on TikTok, made a bold statement. She suggested that if you cannot afford to tip your server, then you probably shouldn’t be eating out at a restaurant.

Lillie addresses the camera at the beginning of her video, stating: “Eating out is a privilege, not a right. If you cannot afford to tip 20%, you can’t afford to eat out.”

The TikToker goes into the ongoing conversation surrounding servers’ wages in the United States. While some argue that servers should receive their salaries differently, Lillie explains that this isn’t the reality for her or the over 1.6 million servers across the nation.

“You can complain and insist that my employer should pay me a higher wage all you want, but this is America, and that’s not the case, okay?” she explains. “I receive $3.63 from the restaurant I work at. My income, my wage, is derived from tips.”

Lillie further adds that restaurant menu prices are intentionally kept lower, allowing for customers to provide tips. “The food is priced lower because you are expected to leave a tip on it,” she says. “If you cannot afford to tip, then you don’t deserve to dine out.”

She compares the situation to hiring a nanny. “It’s the same thing with a nanny. If you can’t afford to pay someone a full salary, you don’t deserve a nanny,” she says. Lillie finishes off by declaring that if you cannot tip, then “you literally don’t deserve to dine out,” suggesting customers opt for takeout or visit fast-food places instead. Wowzer!

In the video’s caption, Lillie further expresses her frustration: “And to anyone who says we should be getting paid a higher hourly… Okay??? BUT WE AREN’T. Not tipping will only make your dining experience WORSE!!!!”

Following Lillie’s video, numerous people took to the comments section to give their own perspectives. One person, while acknowledging they consistently tip when dining out, took issue with the way Lillie presented her message.

“I always tip, but the entitlement is just wild, like, find a different job that doesn’t require you to run around and pays you well hourly,” they commented.

Another user agreed, suggesting that if the job’s pay is insufficient, a person should seek alternative employment. “If you can’t live off your job pay, find another job. This is ridiculous,” they said.

Of course, there were users who were in agreeance with Lillie’s message. One person shared their own experience, saying: “LITERALLY… I make $2.13 an hour, and we literally don’t receive paychecks at all.” Another user chimed in, exclaiming: “SAY IT LOUDER FOR THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK.”

One user offered a suggestion: “Go off, girl. If someone doesn’t tip because they believe the employer should pay fair wages, then they should only support businesses that do so.”

There was also someone who wrote about their commitment to tipping but disagreed with Lillie’s comment that a 20% tip is mandatory, even when the service is below average. “I tip based on service,” they said. “I always tip 20% or more unless the service was exceptionally bad.”

What do you think of Lillie’s words? Let us know in the comments!

7 Simple Ways To Recognize Possible Body Issues

1. Horizontal lines on your neck

Deep neck wrinkles might indicate that the bones are becoming less dense. To avoid osteoporosis in the future, get calcium and vitamin D supplements.

On the other hand, deep neck wrinkles alongside flaky skin can also be a sign of thyroid-related issues.

2. Hair porosity

To check your hair porosity, drop a strand of hair in a glass of water. The hair porosity is high if the strand sinks to the bottom of the glass, meaning that your hair absorbs the products quickly.

And because it might be highly porous, it may not be able to retain moisture. In this case, you should use products that have “heavy” ingredients, such as oils or kinds of butter.

3. Ulcers on your mouth

Smoking, allergies, and inflammation are the most common reasons for an ulcer to show up.

On the other hand, if you are experiencing fatigue, dizziness, irregular heartbeat, and muscle weakness, you should check your diet. You might need a boost of vitamin B12, iron, or folate!

4. Peeling nails and cuticles

Peeling nails and cuticles are a sign of iron deficiency. On the other hand, the underactive thyroid, lung disease, or kidney disease might be the cause. Keep up with an iron-rich diet!

The white spots on nails might indicate allergies, fungal infection, or mineral deficiency. In case of a mineral deficiency, do a blood test! Also, try to add zinc and calcium to your diet.

5. Cracked heels

People get cracked heels because of dry skin, cold weather, or standing all day long. However, cracked heels can also indicate the presence of eczema, hypothyroidism, or diabetes.

Soak your legs in soapy water for 20 minutes and scrub them with a pumice stone before applying a heavy moisturizer. If home treatments aren’t working, see a doctor.

6. Redness around the nose, cheeks, chin, and forehead

People with fair skin are more likely to have red skin around the nose, cheeks, chin, and forehead. If you experience flushing and persistent redness, you might have rosacea.

See a dermatologist and get the necessary treatment which usually includes oral medicines.

7. Swollen eyes

Overconsumption of salt can lead to swollen eyes. This happens because the water gets trapped in the area. Increase your potassium intake and cut the salty food.

You may use cold compresses and tea bags to treat it at home. However, if it doesn’t go away, see a doctor and start treating your problem!

Harry Chose Not to Stay in the Same Room with Camilla While Visiting Ailing Dad — Inside Their Relationship

Prince Harry’s recent visit to King Charles III, following the announcement of the monarch’s cancer diagnosis, has sparked speculation about a potential family reconciliation. However, addressing the longstanding issues within the royal family may require more time.

Prince Harry swiftly returned to the UK to support King Charles III during this challenging time after the monarch’s unexpected cancer diagnosis was revealed on February 5, 2024. The Duke of Sussex, who stepped back from his senior royal duties in 2020, made an 11-hour journey from California, where he lives with his wife, Meghan Markle, and their children, Archie and Lilibet, to be with his father at Clarence House in central London.

Arriving in a large convoy, Harry was seen in the back of a Range Rover passing through the gates of Clarence House. King Charles III, aged 75, is currently undergoing treatment for an unspecified type of cancer.

Many see Prince Harry’s unexpected visit as a hopeful sign of reconciliation within the royal family, especially in light of King Charles’ shocking diagnosis. However, the duration of Harry’s stay in the UK remains uncertain, with speculation about whether he will stay in central London or choose to reside at Windsor’s Frogmore Cottage, where he and Meghan previously lived.

Royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams stressed the importance of unity during such times, expressing confidence that Harry will set aside past differences for the sake of family solidarity. “It’s crucial that everyone is united,” Fitzwilliams noted.

Reflecting on the strong bond between King Charles III and Harry, Kristina Kyriacou, the King’s former press secretary, highlighted the King’s affection for his son and his desire to bridge the distance that had grown between them.

Kyriacou remains hopeful that this unfortunate situation could lead to a heartwarming reunion, not only between father and son but also among the wider royal family. She expressed her sentiment, saying, “If some good comes out of the bad news and Harry, the King, the Queen, and his brother are reunited – how wonderful.”

Reports indicate that Harry’s interaction with King Charles and Camilla was brief, lasting approximately 45 minutes. However, he did not have the opportunity to meet with his brother William or sister-in-law Kate, who is reportedly recovering from abdominal surgery.

Moreover, it was revealed by a source that Harry had specifically asked for Camilla not to be present during his conversation with his father about the King’s cancer diagnosis. This request was viewed as a missed chance to extend an olive branch.

Given the limited time spent with his father and stepmother, without seeing his brother, royal experts believe there is still a considerable distance to bridge before Harry’s relationship with the Royal Family can be repaired. Harry was in England for only 24 hours before returning to California.

In his memoir, “Spare,” Harry candidly discussed his strained relationship with Camilla. He likened meeting her to a shot, “Close your eyes, and it’s over before you know it.” Despite the vague memory, he was certain neither of them cared about the other’s opinion. “She wasn’t my mother, and I wasn’t her biggest hurdle,” Harry reflected.

The Duke of Sussex confessed that neither he nor William supported their father’s marriage to the Queen Consort. Harry explained that taking the relationship to the next level seemed unnecessary since they were already together.

Both William and Harry expressed their support for Camilla. “We support you,” they told their father. “We endorse Camilla. Just please don’t marry her. Just be with her, Pa,” Harry recounted. However, the King was determined for her to become an official member of the Royal Family.

Camilla’s inclusion in the royal family stirred controversy, primarily due to her past. As the “other woman,” she faced pressure to rehabilitate her image. “She was the villain. She was the third person in the marriage,” Harry remarked. Consequently, he viewed her efforts to integrate and vie for the crown as risky.

Harry expressed concern that Camilla’s efforts to rehabilitate her image within the royal family made her “perilous” because of her proximity to the media, potentially leading to the exposure of private family matters and tarnishing the family’s reputation.

Consequently, Harry felt that he and other family members were at risk. In his memoir, he recounted instances where Camilla allegedly divulged information from their confidential discussions.

Moreover, he revealed that both Camilla and King Charles III were uneasy about the extensive attention William and Kate received, feeling it overshadowed their own joint endeavors. Adding to the complexity of their relationship, it was disclosed that Camilla had repurposed Harry’s former bedroom into her dressing room.

Following the release of Harry’s memoir and his candid interviews about his relationship with Camilla, sources close to her indicated that she felt “hurt” by her portrayal in Harry’s book. Nevertheless, she is striving to assert herself and become more comfortable in her role as the Queen Consort.

As the world observed the tensions within the Royal Family, Prince Harry’s visit to King Charles III raised hopes for reconciliation, although it may take much longer than anticipated.

The Young Heroes: 12 Kids and a Dog Recognized for Their Crime-Busting Deeds

Any child can be a hero thanks to the group of “human arrow” kids who led police to robbers during our great expedition!

The teens, who went by the moniker “Tremendous Twelve,” gained notoriety online after they brilliantly constructed a human arrow to guide a police helicopter to two fleeing burglary suspects. Additionally, they traveled with their faithful dog, a Yorkshire terrier named Molly, just like Enid Blyton’s fictional characters.

The children, who spoke to The Mail on Sunday about their incredible experience for the first time, said yesterday: “We feel really proud – it was awesome.” When they observed the helicopter circling, they were on an Easter egg hunt in the midst of a field close to Capel, Surrey. They were between the ages of six and twelve.

“It was really noisy, and we could see it said “police” on the bottom,” a nine-year-old girl recalled. Then we noticed a man racing along the field’s edge. The man was seen removing his jumper and wrapping it around his head.

They were attempting to yell at the pilot, she continued.

She went on to explain that despite their efforts to yell and scream for the chopper to turn toward the man, it was really pointing in the opposite direction.

Two of my pals then remarked, “Let’s get into an arrow,” and we positioned ourselves on the ground.

The kids saw the helicopter coming after resting in the mud for about a minute.

Protein-Rich Lentil Patties: A Delicious Vegan Alternative to Meat

Introduction

Looking for a protein-rich and satisfying dish that’s also vegan-friendly? These lentil patties are the perfect solution! Packed with flavor and nutrients, they make for a delicious and easy-to-make meal or snack.

Ingredients:

  • 1½ cups of dried red lentils
  • 1 large shallot, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 small carrot, grated
  • ¼ cup of fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tbsp of tomato puree
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • ½ tsp of black pepper
  • Olive oil

Directions:

Step 1: Prepare the Lentil Mixture

  1. Place the dried red lentils in a large bowl and cover them with water. Allow them to soak for about 2 hours.
  2. After soaking, strain the lentils well using a fine mesh strainer and transfer them to a food processor or blender.
  3. Add the chopped shallots, minced garlic, grated carrots, and freshly chopped parsley to the lentils in the food processor.
  4. Include the tomato puree, salt, and black pepper.
  5. Blend all the ingredients together until smooth and fully combined.

Step 2: Shape and Fry the Patties

  1. Heat olive oil in a nonstick pan over medium to medium-high heat.
  2. Scoop some of the lentil mixture and shape it into a patty using your hands.
  3. Gently place the patty in the hot oil.
  4. Repeat the process, making sure not to overcrowd the pan.
  5. Fry the patties until both sides are golden brown, crispy, and cooked through.

Step 3: Serve and Enjoy!

  1. Transfer the cooked lentil patties to a tray lined with parchment paper or paper towels to drain off any excess oil.
  2. Serve the patties on a serving plate or dish with your favorite dipping sauce on the side.
  3. Enjoy the delicious and protein-rich lentil patties as a main dish, snack, or appetizer!

Conclusion

These lentil patties are not only delicious but also nutritious and easy to make. Packed with protein from the red lentils and bursting with flavor from the aromatic vegetables and spices, they are sure to become a favorite in your vegan recipe repertoire. Whether served as a main dish, snack, or appetizer, these lentil patties are bound to impress!

 

Christian actor blacklisted from Hollywood, refused to go against faith

Neal McDonough, a Hollywood actor has recently revealed that being ostracized by Hollywood led him to launch his own film company. McDonough is best known as Malcolm Beck in Yellowstone, Timothy ‘Dum Dum’ Dugan in Captain America: The First Avenger, and most recently General James Harding in Project Blue Book.

He was blacklisted from Hollywood in 2010, the Yellowstone actor, who is also a devout Christian has revealed. He “lost basically everything” as a result, after being fired from ABC’s Scoundrels TV show over his refusal to go against his faith and do certain scenes – namely kissing and adultish scenes

The actor said that his faith kept his spirits up during this rough patch in his professional life. “I remember falling to my knees and saying, ‘God, why have you forgotten about me? Why am I being punished so much?’” He recalled. “And as soon as those words came out of my mouth, I realized what self-absorbed questions those were,” McDonough admitted.

God has given me so much. We all experience challenges in our lives. I should be grateful – and thankful – for all the blessings I’m given,” the actor added. McDonough has already spoken about his refusal to compromise his faith, so this is not the first time that he opens up about it, reported Bounding into Comics.

In January 2020, McDonough said: “I won’t mention the Lord’s name in vain, and then I won’t kiss another woman.” “S-x scenes aren’t in it for me. And I think, gosh, there’s enough s-x scenes out there, and me being in my fifties I’m not sure if anyone wants to see me doing that stuff anyway, but it’s a comfort level. I’m not very comfortable doing that,” he said back then.

“And I guess that’s probably why I play so many villainous characters, because I love acting, and I’m really good at it,” McDonough declared. “It’s a God-given talent, so for me to have a career, I have to figure out creatively and smartly and wisely how I can keep doing what I do,” he explained.

In light of his unwillingness to do those scenes, he makes it a point to ensure he remains memorable through his villainous performances, McDonough would further explain to The Christian Post earlier this month. “It’s hard because I’ve done so many different characters and done so many things, and in some of them, I play horrible villains in a lot of the things that I do, and I won’t do kissing scenes, so I have to be the best villain out there,” said the actor.

The main reason why he refuses to kiss his co-stars is his wife of almost 20 years, Ruvé, McDonough disclosed. “These lips are meant for one woman,” he confessed, adding that kissing scenes will no longer be a concern now that the couple has launched their movie-making endeavor. The actor announced that he now has “that opportunity because Ruvé and I are doing it ourselves, and are so blessed to have companies that support us and back us and want to make more films and TV shows, or reality shows or any kind of show that gives glory to [God].”

“Not just to make a movie, but to do a movie that actually gives Him glory – that’s our goal. And that’s what we’re after, and we’re very fortunate to be able to do it,” he elaborated.