The death toll in the VA Tech shootings has risen to 33 people, including the shooter, who killed himself. This number may rise as people remain in the hospital in various conditions. This is now the deadliest mass shooting in United States history.
Full update here.
Let’s remember, too, that we’re just 4 days shy of the 8th anniversary of the Columbine shootings.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the folks at VT and their loved ones.
April 16, 2007 at 2:13 pm by Evil Beet
You see this? This is the casual, cocky, pocketed-hands look of the Next Big Thing.
Now, I know what you’re thinking: doesn’t “boeuf” mean “beef” in French? I don’t remember. But, more importantly, who is this kid? Why is his name popping up fucking everywhere these days? Who the hell actually saw Disturbia?
A fair number of people, it turns out, as the movie claimed this weekend’s box office top spot with $23M.
If you’re twelve years old, you remember Shia from Even Stevens, the Disney show I’d comment on if I had ever seen it in my whole life. If you’re not twelve years old, you don’t know who he is. But that’s gonna change soon, as Chia Pet LaBeef is taking the Indiana Jones reins out of Harrison Ford’s wrinkled, shaky hands for the 2008 release of the fourth Indy movie. And you better believe a $23M opening is gonna look like spare change when that little boulder rolls through theaters.
Welcome aboard, Shia. Try to stay away from Paris Hilton.
April 16, 2007 at 1:29 pm by Evil Beet
On Saturday night, T.R. Knight, along with Kate Walsh and Katherine Heigl, arrived at the GLAAD Media Awards, which are given to recognize accurate depiction of gays and lesbians in the media. Grey’s Anatomy won the outstanding individual episode award for their “Where the Boys Are” episode (recap here), despite the controversy surrounding the show in recent months due to Isaiah Washington’s rare case of Homophobic Tourette Syndrome.
Access Hollywood interviewed T.R. Knight — the focus on Washington’s remarks — at the GLAAD awards, and it’s clear that life on-set is perhaps not as peachy-keen and brotherly as we’re supposed to believe.
When asked about how things are on the set of “Grey’s Anatomy,” Knight [said], “We have about twenty days left, not that I’m counting…It’s going to be nice to have two months away, you know. I think everyone’s looking forward to it.”
When … asked if the break from work would finally give Knight time to reflect over the entire season he said, “Yeah, to learn from it. Grow. That’s the hope; that’s my hope.”
In talking about whether or not the cast has reached a point of healing and unity, Knight said, “I don’t know. We’re showing up and doing our workâ€¦There’s a lot of work to be done so that’s my focus.”
When asked how he would work on the process of healing the relationship between he and co-star Washington, Knight said, “I just focus on doing the work. That’s my job; that’s what I’m paid for; and I think that’s enough.”
The full interview airs tonight, so be sure to tune in to rubberneck.
April 16, 2007 at 12:31 pm by Evil Beet
Pics taken in WeHo last night.
What? No shots of her riding the bull?
And props to Josh Henderson, who’s stuck with Paris long enough to warrant his very own category here on The Beet.
April 16, 2007 at 11:58 am by Evil Beet
Check this out:
NEW DELHI, India (AP) — Angry crowds in several Indian cities burned effigies of Richard Gere on Monday after he swept a popular Bollywood actress into his arms and kissed her several times during an AIDS-awareness event.
He kissed the gal pictured above. Her name is Shilpa Shetty.
In Mumbai, members of the right-wing Hindu nationalist group Shiv Sena beat burning effigies of Gere with sticks and set fire to glamorous shots of Shetty.
Note that they set fire to “glamorous” shots of Shilpa. This wasn’t her in the pajamas pants with the bunnies on them. Now, you may remember the name because Shilpa was involved in a controversy with Big Brother UK. You see, Shilpa was made fun of by the UKers for being *gasp* Indian. They managed to make fun of her accent (though I’m fairly certain none of them spoke decent Hindi) and butcher the pronunciation of her name.
Here’s some video of that big fun:
So, to recap, the Brits offended her and the Yanks molested her.
I have to say for me the most offensive part of this was that it was Richard Gere. I would like myself to be burned in effigy! Then you know you’ve made it. I also hope the issue of AIDS awareness gets washed away in these protests because while people shouldn’t be allowed to kiss in public they should be allowed to hook another person up with a disease in private.
April 16, 2007 at 11:34 am by Spiteful Lars
When Her Madgesty touched down in Malawi today, along with 18-month-old David Banda, whom she adopted from the country, and daughter Lourdes, it set off rumors of another adoption. Not true, says Madonna’s camp. Her publicist stated that she was in the area “overseeing the building of a children’s health-care center. She is absolutely not adopting another baby.” Other sources indicate that Madonna is there to film a documentary about Malawi. While no itinerary has been released, Madonna spent her first day in the country touring the village of Gumulira.