TikTok star Jack Wright (right), 18, has accused his former friend and collaborator, influencer Sienna Mae Gomez (right inset), also 18, of sexual assault. The teen, in a video released Friday, claimed Gomez 'got on top of me, took advantage of me, groped me' while he was unconscious at a party in Hawaii (left). Video of the alleged assault was shared online. Gomez denied the allegations, with her representatives calling the claims 'fictitious' and an 'act of slander'. They also allege the pair had a 'consensual and cordial' relationship and the false accusations began after Gomez 'wished to end the relationship out of feelings of being used and misled through their time together'.
Secretary of State Blinken refuses to rule out U.S. military involvement in Ukraine and warns of 'massive consequences' for Russia if it invades: Rejects calls to impose immediate sanctions because it would 'undercut deterrence'
Blinken shot down the idea of sanctioning Russia at this point in the crisis, which Ukraine has called for, because it would 'lose the deterrent effect' of keeping them from invading. The United States' chief diplomat underwent a Sunday news show blitz after his trip to Europe where he engaged in crisis talks with Ukraine, Russia and NATO allies. Officials in Ukraine have been sounding the alarm over Russia's lightening quick buildup of troops and military equipment at its eastern border, fearing an attack to be imminent. Blinken did not indicate when he thought a possible invasion would occur -- but also would not give a straight answer when asked if Kyiv 'appears safe, at least in the near term.'
Even Fauci thinks the end is in sight! COVID tsar predicts almost all of US will have hit Omicron peak within WEEKS as early tri-state epicenters see infections plunge by up to 64%
Dr. Anthony Fauci says he's hopeful the nation get get the virus within the 'area of control' by mid-February as infection rates drop in early hotspots such as New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. 'Control means you're not eliminating it, you're not eradicating it, but it gets down into such a low level that it's essentially integrated into the general respiratory infections that we have learned to live with,' he said during an interview with ABC News. Although the Omicron variant has peaked in some eastern states, the death rate is still rising
Unvaccinated COVID patient, 55, whose wife sued Minnesota hospital to stop them turning off his ventilator dies after being moved to Texas
Scott Quiner, 55, of Buffalo, Minnesota, has died of COVID-19, almost a week after he was transferred to a Texas hospital after his wife won a restraining order to keep him on life support. He was a patient at Mercy Hosptial in Coon Rapids, Minnesota, where he was set to have his ventilator shut off on January 13. He had been hospitalized since October after catching the virus around Halloween. He was transferred to a hospital in Houston, Texas, where he died.
Spicy! Shocked parishioners catch Tennessee megachurch pastor in his boxers with married co-worker wearing just a towel: Couple claimed they'd stripped off after CHILI splashed their clothes!
A Tennessee megachurch pastor said he is taking some time off to 'spend time with God' just months after shocked church members found him half-naked with his married co-worker, and after a secretly recorded video of the two canoodling in a restaurant was widely circulated online. Last November, volunteers at the Venue Church in Chattanooga, Tennessee, paid a surprise visit to Pastor Tavner Smith at his house - but discovered the pastor wearing only his boxers, with a married church employee in a towel. The 41-year-old pastor, who was also married at the time, rushed to explain that they had been making chili and hot dogs and gotten food on their clothes, so they took them off, one of the volunteers told the Daily Beast.
'I didn't think it was going to end like this.' Aaron Rodgers hints his Packers' career may be over after stunning 13-10 loss to the 49ers - after blasting 'fake' White House for pushing COVID vaccines
Unvaccinated Green Bay Packers star Aaron Rodgers hinted his playing career may be coming to a close, and said he didn't think it 'would end like this' after stunning 13-10 loss to the 49ers Saturday. Speaking after the shocking loss in Green Bay Saturday, Rogers said he felt. 'A little numb, for sure,' adding: 'I didn't think it was going to end like this.' Rodgers said he will take time to have conversations with 'people around here' and make a determination about his future before the start of free agency. Following a loss in the divisional playoffs Saturday night at Lambeau Field, Rodgers' next move has never been more uncertain as he wrapped his 17th season with the Packers. 'I'm going to take some time and have conversations with the folks around here and then take some time away and make a decision - obviously before free agency,' Rodgers said Saturday postgame.
Garrett Hedlund is ARRESTED for public intoxication... just days after split from Emma Roberts and being sued for negligence over his DUI
Garrett Hedlund has been arrested for public intoxication after a night out in Franklin County, Tennessee on Saturday. TMZ reports that the actor, 36, is now in custody with bail set at $2,100 for the misdemeanor arrest. Hedlund is currently on three years probation over his previous DUI case, meaning his recent arrest for being intoxicated could pose a problem for him.
Cruise ship with 300 passengers and 400 crew diverts to Bahamas to avoid warrant over $1.2M in unpaid fuel bills: Crystal Symphony skirts docking in Miami where US law enforcement could seize ship
A cruise ship with 700 souls aboard has diverted from its scheduled port call in Miami to flee from a warrant to impound the vessel over $1.2 million in unpaid fuel bills. The Crystal Symphony, which was scheduled to return to Miami on Saturday to end a 14-day Caribbean cruise, instead veered off to Bimini in the Bahamas, where it docked (main) on Saturday night. Elio Pace (right), a British musician performing on board the Crystal Symphony, told DailyMail.com that there were about 300 passengers aboard the ship as well as 400 crew, a staffing ratio that reflects the struggle of cruise lines to attract passengers in the pandemic.
Is Adele music's most unreliable diva? Furious New York fan says star has canceled on her TWICE - in London and Vegas after she'd traveled to both cities: Fury as singer worth $220m stays silent on refunds for devastated fans
A furious fan who traveled to Las Vegas to see Adele over the weekend says this is the second time the singer has cancelled a show on her, after the superstar called off a 2017 concert in London citing damaged vocal cords. Eleni Sabracos found herself with a gap in her itinerary in Las Vegas after the English crooner abruptly cancelled her residency with less than 24 hours' notice, tearfully telling fans that the show isn't ready because 'half' of her team has COVID-19. 'I am in Vegas right now and Adele cancelled her show, again!' Sabracos fumed in a TikTok video after the star's announcement. 'Why!?' It turns out this isn't the first time the singer has left Sabracos in a foreign city with no plans. The New York City-based TV producer previously flew to London for a show at Wembley Stadium that was later cancelled. In all, Sabracos has traveled a total of 11,420 mi to see the Grammy-winning balladeer - all for naught. On Friday, the jilted fan showed was given a chance to FaceTime with Adele, 33, at Caesars Palace, where the singer promised to invite her onstage at her next show.
Regina King's son Ian Alexander Jr. is seen smiling and raising a toast with his famous mom and a family friend during New Year's Eve interview with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen three weeks before taking his own life on his 26th birthday
The Oscar and Emmy-winner was was joined by her son and a man named Brandon, whom she called her 'bonus son,' in a virtual appearance on Cooper and Cohen's New Year's Eve show. The three appeared to be in good spirits as they toasted their presence with one another - sitting in front of a larger party going on - for the holiday. 'Twenty years, we're all together, this whole family of people are together because of these two and their lives together that brought us together. And we drink in the spirit of inclusivity too,' King said.
'I'd rather be mayor of anything than be Ron DeSantis': SNL cold open features rambling Donald Trump slamming the Florida governor while playing viral game Wordle
Former President Donald Trump reappeared during Saturday Night Live's cold open played by impressionist James Austin Johnson. Trump went on a rambling rant using the addictive word game Wordle as a riff. Trump suggested that should Ron DeSantis run against him in the 2024 presidential election, Trump would win. Ted Cruz was the next guest to appear on a mocked up Laura Ingram Fox News show. Cruz was interrogated over recent comments he made about last year's Capitol siege in Washington D.C. He was asked why he apologized for calling the January 6 riot a 'violent terrorist attack' while the show mocked his unwavering loyalty to Trump.
Plastic surgeon reveals which A-listers - from Bella Hadid to Khloé Kardashian - have probably gone under the knife by analyzing before-and-after images of the stars
A Beverly Hills plastic surgeon exposed the secret procedures that he thinks stars have undergone, from nose jobs to eyelid surgeries and everything in-between. While Dr. Charles S. Lee hasn't actually treated any of the celebrities in question, he does have expertise in how facelifts, liposuction, and fillers can change a person's face. And in a series of viral TikTok videos, Dr. Lee analyzes 'before' and 'after' pictures of stars like Kendall Jenner, Ariana Grande and more, speculating on the work he thinks they've had done
'It's just someone messing around': Tragic last words of British scientist before he was killed by stray bullet fired from 300ft away while they were in bed in her Atlanta home
US detectives have said a young British scientist who was tragically shot in the head while visiting his California-born girlfriend was hit by a stray bullet fired less than 300ft away. Dr Matthew Willson, 31, was killed by a shot fired less than 100 yards away early on Sunday morning - moments after being woken by the sound of 'rapid gunfire' as he slept alongside his 26-year-old partner Katherine Shephard in Atlanta, Georgia. The astrophysicist, from leafy Chertsey in Surrey, had arrived in America to stay with Miss Shephard just two days before he died in an apartment block in Clairmont Road, Buford Highway. US detectives are investigating as a homicide, but detectives said Dr Willson was not a target. Sergeant Jake Kissel from the Brookhaven Police Department said the fatal shooting appeared to be the result of 'reckless discharge' by random people.
Queen arrives in Sandringham after making special pilgrimage ahead of the 70th anniversary of her father's death to stays in Philip's beloved Wood Farm cottage for first time without him
The monarch, 95, usually spends the festive period at Sandringham, but has remained at Windsor Castle since the autumn as a Covid precaution and held muted Christmas celebrations with close family last month. In preparation for the anniversary of her father George VI in 1952, though, the Queen has made a special trip by helicopter followed by a short drive by car to Norfolk. A source told the Mail on Sunday: 'Everything is being put in order for the Queen's visit. 'We've been told that she will stay at Wood Farm, rather than the main house, which is nice as that always had a special place in his heart.'
Pastor, 55, and his wife, 56, are arrested after eight disabled people are found 'imprisoned' in the basement of their Georgia home
Pastor Curtis Keith Bankston, 55, and his wife Sophia Simm-Bankston, 56, were arrested for false imprisonment after eight disabled people were found behind a deadbolted door in their home. The couple reportedly ran One Step of Faith 2nd Chance - an unlicensed group home - out of their basement in Griffin, Georgia, for 14 months, where eight mental or physically disabled patients between the ages of 25 and 65 stayed. On January 13, paramedics arrived to assist a patient who had suffered from a seizure and had to enter the home via a window after finding the basement door deadbolted shut. The pastor's lawyer admitted the door got locked nightly at 8pm, but said the residents could 'come and go as they pleased' otherwise. Curtis has since denied the claims against him and said he will fight them.
'When we were home he wasn't Meat Loaf he was just dad': Singer's devastated daughter Amanda Aday offers insight into family life with Bat out of Hell star who succumbed to COVID aged 74
Days after his death from Covid-19 complications, Meat Loaf's daughter Amanda Aday is sharing memories of the singer and actor. Speaking with People the 41-year-old actress recalled the contrast between her dad as a public figure and a hands-on parent. She described their touring and home lives as 'dichotomous' and said when they weren't on the road 'he wasn't Meat Loaf anymore,' but rather, 'it was home and he was just dad.'
Brave Australian teen, 18, who was sexually abused by her pedophile father as a BABY before he violently raped her at age 15 shares gut-wrenching life story - and the twisted ploys he used to make HER feel guilty
Nicole (left and right as a young girl - and centre in a recent photo), 18, from Sydney, was subjected to despicable sexual attacks at the hands of her father Richard (inset) during a six-month horror campaign of abuse. Nicole's father was her sole guardian following her mother's death six years earlier. She's not alone. While precise figures are hard to ascertain, Australian Bureau of Statistics data from 2005 estimates 15 per cent - or up to 20 per cent for females - of the population will suffer familial child sexual abuse. Sadly, Nicole is an example of this disturbing - and unfathomable - trend. Here, she bravely breaks her silence to Daily Mail Australia and tells her story to empower other sexual abuse survivors.
A real dream team! Workers share colleagues' incredible acts of kindness - from finding a kidney donor for fellow teacher to throwing a baby shower for a pregnant pet snail
Most people spend hours of their life at work, so it's not surprising that they often become good friends with their colleagues. But these co-workers from the US and Canada took friendly relationships to the next level, lavishing thoughtful acts of kindness on each other, collated by Bored Panda. The unexpected gestures include one thoughtful colleague getting his fellow worker's poetry published while another threw a baby shower for their workmate's pregnant snail. Others include a thoughtful bunch organising a ball pool for their boss' birthday, and one workplace creating a log book to make sure an employee's fish were fed during lockdown.
'The Everest of cave diving': Australia's most mysterious cave system and the incredible story of how an expedition survived after being trapped for 27 hours
A team of cave explorers survived being trapped in massive water-filled cavern systems underneath the Australian desert after a huge storm caused the cave entrance to collapse in an avalanche. Andrew Wight led a 15-person expedition to the Pannikin Plains system, one of the many which honeycomb the world's largest continuous piece of limestone bedrock on top of which lies the Nullarbor Plain. Above the surface is a vast treeless desert on the Western Australian and South Australian border but below are subterranean caverns and passages partially filled with water that flows to the Great Australian Bight.
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I'll be bike! Arnold Schwarzenegger takes two-wheels with a friend a day after car crash that left a woman injured when the star rolled his GMC Yukon SUV over a Prius and then onto a Porsche Taycan
Arnold Schwarzenegger took a bike ride with a friend in Santa Monica on Saturday afternoon. The 74-year-old actor-turned politician took in the pleasant coastal California weather before heading to the gym with his pal and driving home in a massive Hummer. The former politician's outing comes just one day after he was involved in a multi-vehicle collision while driving his GMC Yukon SUV, which resulted in injury for one female driver.
Two siblings have gone viral after spending the night in a swinging hammock suspended a gut-wrenching 70ft in the air (pictured). Sam Simons, 23, and his family were travelling through the picturesque south coast of New South Wales, Australia, for a summer holiday when they stumbled across the secretive location. Sam and his younger sister Ariana Simons, 19, set up the hammocks. Ariana was above a 10m drop and Sam 3m above a slanted rock, where they stayed to sleep for the night. Sam said: 'I've been dreaming of doing this for years, I just needed to come across the right shaped cliff.'