Social News Daily Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:41:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 ‘Star Trek’ Cast and Fans Remember Leonard Nimoy Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:37:07 +0000

Leonard Simon Nimoy, multi-faceted artist, best known for breathing life and flesh into the ever-logical Vulcan Spock in the classic sci-fi hit series “Star Trek”, quietly passed on this Friday morning in bed in his home in Los Angeles. He was 83.

His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed his passing on, saying he died due to end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Nimoy had earlier disclosed to fans on Twitter that he was battling the disease. Despite experiencing difficulties in walking far distances, this did not stop him from continuing to practice his craft and live a full, rich life in the company of family and friends.

His co-stars, William Shatner and George Takei, have tweeted about their grief from the loss of one of their honored peers.


nimoy and quintoZachary Quinto, who played the younger version of Spock in both the 2009 reboot “Star Trek” and the 2013 sequel “Star Trek: Into Darkness”, also expressed his profound grief over the loss of his mentor and dear friend. ““I never expected when I got that job and met him that we would forge such a powerful friendship,” Quinto said on an EW Radio show. “I love him, his wife. They’re like family to me, 100 percent. Like second parents, for sure.”



NASA also shared its own musings on the man who inspired them to “boldly go where no man has gone before.”



Leonard Nimoy was born to Max and Dora Nimoy, Ukranian immigrants, on March 26, 1931. From the tender age of 8, he started acting in local productions and auditioning in community colleges, where he received most of his Theater training during his formative high school years. After many years of hard work and dedication to the craft, it was in 1966 when Nimoy took on the role of the unflappable Spock in Gene Roddenberry’s timeless sci-fi saga. Roddenberry, the creator of the iconic TV series, called him “the conscience of ‘Star Trek’”.

He was not only an actor, but also an accomplished poet, a Method acting teacher, and a photographer. His work touched on topics close to his heart, and became his creative expression of his Jewish roots.

Mr. Nimoy, thank you very much. You have showed us what it is to live long and prosper. You will be dearly missed.


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Leonard Nimoy, Spock From ‘Star Trek’ Died At 83-Years-Old Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:38:43 +0000

Leonard Nimoy, famously known from his role as Spock on ‘Star Trek’ unfortunately passed away Friday, February 27, in his Bel Air home in Los Angeles at 83-years-old. His wife, Susan, confirmed his death and said the case was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Nimoy was diagnosed with COPD last year and quit smoking over 30 years ago. Leonard’s last tweet, on February 22, is very bittersweet.

Various news sources reported Leonard Nimoy in and out of hospitals over the past few months and was recently hospitalized in the past week, suffering from severe chest pains last week Thursday afternoon. Niomy was taken to UCLA Medical Center after a 911 phone call.

The ‘Star Trek’ actor had many artistic pursuits like photography, poetry, and music as well as acting. But it was Mr. Spock where Nimoy became a hero, keeping that esteemed status over the past 50 years with his signature blessing, “Live Long and Prosper.”

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This Twitlonger message was tweeted from Nimoy’s account 20 minutes ago. It reads:

“Leonard Nimoy 1931-2015

Hi all, as you all know, my Grandpa passed away this morning at 8:40 from end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was an extraordinary man, husband, grandfather, brother, actor, author-the list goes on- and friend. Thank you for the warm condolences. May you all LLAP. – Dani

P.s. I will be putting special shirts up on our site, , where all of the proceeds will go to the COPD Foundation. I hope to hear from you all.”

The actor is survived by his wife Susan Bay Nimoy, two children from his first marriage to actress Sandra Zober, his stepson and grandchildren.

[Photo credit: Huffpo/CBS]

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4 Recent Clips That Rocked Hollywood Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:11:54 +0000

Part of being a celebrity is the amusement they give us through trending clips – planned or not, video collaborations or solo.  It’s always daunting when an attempt for greatness fails, but we’re not talking about those; Social News Daily rounds up some clips from Tinseltown that made it to viral status!


Looks like Lady Gaga isn’t so gaga about being avant-garde anymore! Recent actions have shown that she heading to ‘class territory:’ a duets album with Tony Bennett, engagement to Taylor Kinney, and now, this stunning 50th anniversary tribute to the Julie Andrews-starrer at the 2015 Oscars.

“Dear Lady Gaga, thank you for that wonderful tribute. Oh my God. It really warmed my heart, it really did. It’s hard to believe that 50 years have gone by since that glorious film was released. I blinked and suddenly here I am.


Living for love? How about love and passion for performing? Madonna proved just that during the recent Brit Awards, where she tumbled down a flight of stairs when a dancer tried to remove her cape.

The 56-year-old pop diva continued singing, however, and just shrugged it off by saying the cape was “tied too tight.”

“Nothing can stop me and love really lifted me up. Thanks for your good wishes!” she posts on Instagram.


Jimmy Fallon never runs out of gimmicks on his Tonight Show, and he managed to set the Interwebs abuzz again when Christina Aguilera played on the “Wheel of Musical Impressions” segment.

Long story short, the The Voice judge sang some random tunes in the style of Cher, Shakira, and Britney Spears. It was during “This Little Piggy” where she summoned her innermost Brit, and hit the hilarity ball home! Never knew this “Genie in a Bottle” was a funny gal herself.


The damage has been done, however, because Mr. West’s blunt rejection of Beck’s ‘Album of the Year’ win during the recent Grammys became the talk of the town. He even said, “Beck needs to respect artistry, and he should have given his award to Beyonce,” when in fact, he hasn’t heard the album in full!

Madness aside, everything’s okay now. Or at least we hope it is.

 Update: Kanye has already apologized on Twitter – “I would like to publicly apologize to Beck, I’m sorry Beck.”

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Girl Feeds Crows; Receives Gifts — Faith In Humanity Restored Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:55:09 +0000

GabiandBirdsMeet Gabi. Gabi Mann is eight years old. Every day, she goes out to put peanuts in a number of bird feeder trays around her lawn, and scatters dog food in the grass and among the bushes. It’s a daily ritual she and her very special guests have come to look forward to, and they do indeed come and enjoy the feast.

Gabi feeds crows in her lawn everyday, and in return, they leave her gifts.

This sort of animal behavior is highly unusual, but is a very special relationship she has with the birds, a relationship that started rather accidentally. Back in 2011, she dropped a chicken nugget en route to the house by mistake, and just like that, a crow swooped in and relished the treat. In time, this crow was able to make the connection, and soon was back every day hoping to be fed. Gabi decided to make it a habit, and soon, the neighborhood crows did come.

Every now and then, they leave her little things: a shiny black button. A blue paper clip. A piece of brown glass worn smooth by the sea. (“It’s beer glass”, she says.) An earring. The tiny trinkets and doodads go on and on.

She keeps them in a plastic divider box, each compartment labelled neatly with the time and place the gift was left. (“Black table by feeder. 2:30 p.m. 09 Nov 2014.”) Just before she opens the box to reveal her treasures, she will always give you her rules: You may take a few close looks,” she says, “but don’t touch.” It’s a warning her little brother knows all too well.

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Crows are very intelligent birds. they’ve been observed to remember the faces of dangerous humans and pass the information on to their peers, as a way of protecting their herd. They know how to use tools to crack open shells for food and solve puzzles.

They also visit their parents every now and then. and perhaps, the most surprisingly pleasant discovery of all, is that crows know how to play. Here’s a gif of a crow having a good time on a snowy car:


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Dress Breaks the Internet Fri, 27 Feb 2015 06:31:29 +0000

On this fateful date of February 26, 2015 (or the 27th, depending on wherever you’re globally positioned), the Internet went up in arms and clashed in a heated online debate. Sides were chosen, bets were cast, and many manly tears have been shed. Everyone wants to know just exactly what color this dress is.

It all started with a very sincere and humble question from this user on Tumblr:

People instantly said it was white and gold, but there were voices of dissent that claimed it was blue and black. Banter and arguments spread like wildfire across the Internet, and soon, the #ThisDress reached far and wide into Twitter, Facebook, and other forms of Social Media. #WhiteGold and #BlueBlack continue to duke it out for online buzz supremacy. Some people just want the whole thing to stop.

Celebrities have also thrown in their chips with this dress. Taylor Swift was momentarily befuddled before declaring her position on the Blue-Black team.

Along with the rest of Hollywood.

This dress threatened to tear families assunder.

Some others were just in the grips of anticipation to see how #ThisDress will all end. In flames, probably.

Other companies chimed in on the matter:

American Congress couldn’t bear to stay on the sidelines on the issue, either:

And the sports world stood still for this dress:

The denizens of Tumblr had a few interesting things to say about the phenomenon:

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Thankfully, the Science Side of Tumblr intervened for us:

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Adult Wednesday Addams Slams Catcallers in Viral Video [Watch] Fri, 27 Feb 2015 01:10:39 +0000

Remember the Addams Family? the grim, macabre, and extremely loving family we all came to adore? They first came out in one-panel comic strips in The New Yorker in the late 1930’s, graced the TV screens of American families in the 1960’s, and enjoyed a revival and loyal following since their own deliciously dark and quirky comedy feature film in 1991. Today, fans and pop-culture-savvy folk alike time their snaps and deadpan faces whenever they hear the first bars of the theme song play. Also, Gomez + Morticia = “#relationshipgoals”.

Adult Wednesday Addams vs CatcallersWhat of them now, though? Not much is known about the whereabouts of Pugsley, Cousin It, or Thing, but we certainly know what became of Wednesday Addams. Their little girl is back and all grown up, and she’s ready to deal some good old homegrown poetic justice. She certainly does her parents and the whole Addams family tree proud.

Wednesday Addams comes across a couple of unsavory catcallers cruising along the streets of San Francisco in their humongous Hummer. They make the poor, poor decision of slinging a number of vile statements at our black-frocked, braided protagonist, and speed off cackling as they go. Fortunately, Wednesday gives as good as she gets, and certainly knows how to make a vengeance worth her time. [watch]

The Youtube series Adult Wednesday Addams is created, written and casted by the multi-talented comedienne Melissa Hunter. The web show debuted in 2014, and is now well into its new seven-episode season. It instantly became an overnight success, and has enjoyed much praise and cheers from Buzzfeed, NYLON, HelloGiggles, and the Huffington Post, to name a few. Close to 5 million views and 150,000 YouTube subscribers, that’s certainly something to sit up for.

Cheers to you, Melissa! You’ve created a new icon for 2015 who speaks for women everywhere: be irrevocably and unapologetically yourself, don’t take crap from anyone, and be able to serve revenge with five-star class.


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Firefighter Shoots Neighbor’s Dogs, Shares Photo On Social Media Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:02:15 +0000

One Texas firefighter is out of a job after committing an act of animal cruelty and posting the gory details to social media. Former Hunt county volunteer firefighter, Tim Conatser was released from his job after shooting and killing his neighbor’s two golden retrievers and boasting about it on Facebook.

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The disturbing photo shows the two dead dogs laying bloody in his snowy front yard. The caption said, “Somebody didn’t put any truth my warning. Keep your damn dogs on your property.” Apparently, Conatser was tired of his neighbor’s dogs coming into his yard and took these drastic measures.

The owner of the dogs says he has no recollection of Conatser ever warning him about his pets. The owner, Pulido Rodrigo says he just misses his two beloved dogs.

Pulido Rodrigo
The dog’s owner, Pulido Rodrigo [Photo credit: Fox 4 News]
“I’m in shock. I don’t know. I don’t understand these people. Bad people, I don’t know,” Rodrigo said.

Gordo, a black lab, and Spike, a yellow lab, were reportedly shot when the firefighter found the two dogs in his barn attacking a cow.

Rodrigo did not file an official complaint about the killings, but officials have launched an investigation. It seems Conatser could get off due to Texas law. In the state of Texas, it is legal for a homeowner to shoot and kill a dog or coyote that is attacking a livestock animal.

Screenshots of the firefighter’s Facebook post has gone viral and is receiving mixed reactions. Some are furious with his actions, while other’s say he was simply a landowner trying to protect his livestock.

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Zendaya Coleman’s Locs Make Oscar Herstory Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:30:13 +0000

She came to this year’s Oscars dressed and tressed to the nines. No diss slung her way would ever take this queen down.

Zendaya Coleman Oscar HairEighteen-year-old lissome beauty Zendaya Coleman came to the 2015 Oscar Film Awards dressed resplendently in a chic, slinky Vivienne Westwood number, and wore her locs on the red carpet. Unfortunately, her locs became a target for snide comments coming from the direction of the Fashion Police.

Giuliana Rancic, co-host of the fashion entertainment show Fashion Police, said a few unkind words on Zendaya’s locs Monday night: “I feel she smells of patchouli oil… or weed. Yeah, maybe weed.”

Fashion Police, once hosted by the late Joan Rivers, is known for its scathing and acerbic humor as its pokes fun at celebrities’ outfits and makeup throughout the week. However, this was one line that Rancic should never have crossed.

Zendaya immediately took action,and posted this response on her Instagram account:

A photo posted by Zendaya (@zendaya) on


Other stars and fans flocked to her defense on their respective social media avenues.

Guiliana in turn issued two apologies for her statements. This one came from her Twitter account:

As if the blows were not enough, Rancic’s co-host and fashion diva Kelly Osbourne issued a statement that she would not stand for this, and threatened to leave Fashion Police:


Rancic at last formally apologized on national television for her disparaging comments. “I just want everyone to know that I didn’t intend to hurt anybody,” she says, “but I have learned that it is not my intent that matters; it’s the result. And the result is people are offended, including Zendaya. and that is not okay.” Watch her televised apology here.

Good for you, Giuliana. This is what it means to take your mistake and turn it into an important learning experience in life.

Zendaya graciously accepted her apology and took the opportunity to further spread awareness on the importance of cultural sensitivity, and how easy it could be to make off-color remarks.she quotes Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.”


A photo posted by Zendaya (@zendaya) on

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Lady Gaga Confirmed Part In ‘American Horror Story’ Season 5 Subtitled “Hotel’ Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:52:08 +0000

Little monsters everywhere can rejoice with this exciting news. FX has confirmed to multiple news sources that American Horror Story Season 5 will feature the one and only, Lady Gaga.


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Earlier today, Lady Gaga tweeted the news. In her short promo, we find out the season will be American Horror Story: Hotel.


Her part is unknown, but what we do know is that she will be a fifth season regular.

Let’s dive deeper into that promo real quick.


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October could be here now, please. #GagaAHSHotel

[Photo credit” FX]

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Chris Brown Denied Entry To Canada Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:01:46 +0000

Grammy-winning singer Chris Brown has abruptly cancelled his concert in Montreal and Toronto after the immigration denied him of his entry to Canada this Tuesday. He announced this unfortunate event through twitter, but deleted the post after a couple of hours. “The good people of the Canadian government wouldn’t allow me entry. I’ll be back this summer and will hopefully see all my Canadian fans!”, Brown’s tweet stated.

Chris Brown was scheduled to perform at Bell Centre, Montreal on Tuesday and Air Canada Centre, Toronto on Wednesday. According to a statement released by Brown’s spokesperson, Nicole Perna, he was denied of entry by the Canadian immigration officials. There were no specific details given for the rejection of entry, nor they stated any details for the possible rescheduling of the show. However, Perna mentioned that the singer can still apply to return to Canada on a much later date, possibly around summer. The concert’s promoter, Live Nation, has officially cancelled both performances and has been issuing refunds to concert goers. Refunds were made available at the point of purchase.

Singer Chris Brown arrives at the 55th annual Grammy Awards in L

This is not the first time that Brown had to cancel shows abruptly, neither is the first time that he was denied of entry to other countries. Earlier in 2015, Chris Brown cancelled a New Year’s show in the Philippines when he apparently lost his passport. The details of the cancellation were still not clarified.

In 2010, he was denied of access in the United Kingdom, missing four shows in the country. According to the British Government’s Home Office, Brown was denied of access because of his past criminal records. It can be recounted that Brown has various cases filed against him, including his assault to his then girlfriend Rihanna in 2009, as well as his felony assault in Washington D.C. in 2013.

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