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Celebrities Respond to Oklahoma Tornado on Twitter, Pray For Victims, Urge Donations

In the wake of the Oklahoma tornado tragedy, Twitter has again become a celebrity sounding board for thoughts, condolences and ways to donate.

Among the notable celebrity Tweets in the past 24 hours:

Carrie Underwood: “Growing up in tornado alley, we always know what could happen… but it doesn’t change how devastating it is when something does happen. #pray”

“The best way to help tornado victims is to donate to the Red Cross at http://redcross.org or text REDCROSS to 90999. #okwx #love”

Ellen DeGeneres: “I just want to send my love to anyone who lives

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Randi Zuckerberg Accidentally Shares Family Photo, Complains About Facebook Privacy

Mark Zuckerberg’s sister Randi accidentally shared a private family photo, apparently confused by or unable to grasp Facebook’s privacy settings.

How’s that for the definition of irony?

Randi Zuckerberg, the former head of marketing for Facebook and the executive producer of Bravo’s reality series Silicon Valley, posted the above photo on Facebook.

The candid family picture is of Randi and her family (including sister Arielle Zuckerberg and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg) reacting to the new Poke app.

The problem arose when Callie Schweitzer, director of marketing and projects at

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Ryan Lanza Facebook Interview: Faked By Impostor?

“I am a victim,” Ryan Lanza, the 24-year-old brother of Newtown killer Adam Lanza, supposedly told the New York Post yesterday in a Facebook chat.

“I loss [sic] my mom and brother.”

However, a spokesman for the family blames an imposter for hacking Ryan’s Facebook page and says Ryan did not post the messages in this story.

In a Facebook photo tribute, Ryan Lanza appeared to have shared a smiling image of his younger brother, Adam Lanza, smiling. “R.I.P.,” he wrote.

“I will miss you bro. I will always love you as long as I live.”

Ryan’s account also posted a picture of his

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Aurora Movie Theater to Pay for Victim Funeral Services

The movie theater inside which James Holmes took the lives of 12 people last Friday is offering to pay for the funerals of those lost in the massacre.

As first reported by TMZ, several services were held this week, including one for a 32-year old mother of two named Rebecca Wingo.

And insiders say the owners of Cinemark called the chapel where her funeral was being held and made it clear it would cover the expenses for Wingo and also all other victims of the tragedy.

Rebecca’s mother actually turned down the offer, sources confirm, but only because the Victims Advocate Fund has already

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Dane Cook Apologizes for Dark Knight Rises Joke, Being an Insensitive Moron

Dane Cook has apologized for being an insensitive jerk bag.

On Thursday night, the unfunny stand-up comedian joked that people inside the Aurora, Colorado movie theater last week were probably wishing they’d be shot because The Dark Knight Rises is such a bad movie.

Shockingly, anyone with an ounce of sympathy and intelligence came down hard on Cook, prompting him to write the following on Twitter:

 

Dane Cook Cracks Colorado Shooting Joke

I am devastated by the recent tragedy in Colorado & did not mean to make light of what happened.

I made a bad judgment call with my material last

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Sherman Hemsley, Star of The Jeffersons, Dead at 74

Sherman Hemsley, the actor who created one of the most memorable characters in sitcom history, died today of at his home in El Paso. He was 74.

Hemsley starred first on All My Family and later on The Jeffersons as George Jefferson. He was also a professional singer who released a single in 1989 titled “Ain’t that A Kick in the Head.”

TMZ first reported Hemsley’s passing and has no news on the cause of his death. The actor does not leave behind any wife or children.

Read the original: Sherman Hemsley, Star of The Jeffersons, Dead at 74

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Adorable Kitten Takes on Giant Doberman [Video]

At times like this, when the nation is witness to a senseless tragedy and stories about the victims begin to leak out and disturbing news concerning the shooter becomes public and you can see a debate between the Left and Right forming over gun control

… sometimes you just need to sit back and watch an adorable little kitten insist on playing with a giant Doberman.

You just need to smile and appreciate the smaller things in life. That’s the goal here. Enjoy, readers:

 

Kitten Versus Doberman!

Excerpt from: Adorable Kitten Takes on Giant Doberman [Video]

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Stars React to Colorado Shooting, Push for Gun Control Laws

Amidst the sadness and shock over the fatal Aurora, Colorado shooting at a Dark Knight Rises screening early Friday morning, many celebrities have taken to Twitter to express their sympathy for the victims and their families.

Many have also used this as an opportunity to push for stricter gun laws, an area in which President Barack Obama has been considered a total failure by The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence.

Here is a sampling of star Tweets on the matter. Read through them and share your take with us now:

Cory Monteith: guns don’t kill people, people do etc.. but until we can

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Pacman Jones Ordered to Pay $11 MILLION to Strip Club Shooting Victims

NFL star Pacman Jones, the poster child for pro athletes behaving badly, must pay $11.6 MILLION in damages to the victims of a Las Vegas strip club shooting.

Pacman (real name Adam) had been sued by Aaron Cudworth and Thomas Urbanski, two security guards who were shot outside Minxx strip club in February 2007.

The now-famous incident began when Jones “made it rain” with THOUSANDS of $1 bills … then got pissed when a stripper began taking it without his permission.

A fight ensued outside the club and three people were shot, including Cudworth and Urbanski. Pacman was sued, even though he

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Celebrities Tweet Condolences to Oakland School Shooting Victims

In the wake of the Oakland school shooting, celebrities took to Twitter to express their condolences to the victims and their families and offer thoughts and prayers.

A former student shot and killed seven people at Oikos University, a tiny Christian college, yesterday, shocking the nation. Some of the most notable tweets:

- “Sending out my prayers for those involved in the classroom shooting at OIKOS University in Oakland, CA. All we need is LOVE” – Khloe Kardashian Odom.

- “My prayers go out to those involved in the shooting” – Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria.

- “7 dead, 3

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