Elon Musk (middle) lashed out on Twitter on Wednesday night after well-known tech investor Cathie Wood called Tesla's removal from the S&P 500 ESG Index 'ridiculous'. 'What I love most about wacktivists is their incredible sense of humor,' Musk tweeted (top right). Tesla, the most valuable auto industry company, has been removed from the ESG Index, which measures the 'performance of securities meeting sustainability criteria.' Musk had earlier in the day slammed the decision, claiming that the index 'has been weaponized by phony social justice warriors.' Tesla has also made headline for a series of crashes (top left) and allegations of racism, which contributed to the company's removal from the index. A jury last October awarded $137 million to a former contractor (bottom left) who called Tesla's Fremont plant a 'hotbed of racist behavior.' Tesla's stock (bottom right) has fallen by nearly 29 percent in the past month, after founder Musk filed a bid to buy Twitter for $44 billion.
Parents of Maine teen, 18, who was killed when 10ft sand hole he dug on New Jersey beach collapsed on him break their silence with extraordinary take on the tragedy: 'All our days are numbered... he knew that'
Levi Caverly's (main) parents Todd and Angela (bottom) have broken their silence after the 18-year-old from Maine was killed when a hole he was digging with his sister on a beach (inset) in Toms River, New Jersey collapsed on him. 'The truth is that Scripture says that all our days are numbered. That there is nothing we can do to add a single hour to our life. He knew that,' Todd said. Levi was described as a 'quirky tech nut' who was true to himself. His devastated parents said they were grateful for who tried to help them after tragedy struck.
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Keeping Up With the SUSSEXES: Harry and Meghan ask Netflix cameras into their LA mansion to film Kardashians-style docu-series so streaming giant can get its 'pound of flesh' from $100M deal... amid fears of MORE 'truth bombs' before the Queen's Jubilee
The Sussexes are said to have welcomed cameras into their $14million Montecito mansion for a reality-type show in the mould of The Osbournes - although it is not yet known if the couple's two children, three-year-old Archie and 11-month-old Lilibet, will also feature. 'I think it's fair to say that Netflix is getting its pound of flesh,' a Hollywood insider in the know about the project has said. The at home reality show was pioneered by The Osbournes, which made Ozzy and Sharon the king and queen of reality TV. The mantle was then taken on by the Kardashians, who are now in their 20th season. The format would likely suit Harry and Meghan, who have demanded control over their media messaging since emigrating in 2020. And with just two weeks until the Sussexes all fly into the UK for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, the story on Page Six in the US will raise anxieties at Buckingham Palace that the couple will use it to fire more transatlantic potshots at the Royal Family. The Queen's aides are said to have already banned Harry and Meghan's camera crews from her palaces as she marks her extraordinary 70-year reign. The couple have also been barred from the Buckingham Palace balcony for the Changing the Guard on June 2.
Shocking moment road rage knifeman, 50, pulls blade on knuckleduster-wearing biker and slashes him before victim pulls a GUN from coat in Florida
Rafael Vincent Rivera, 50, was released from jail on a $5,000 bond on Wednesday morning after Tuesday's road rage incident, which saw him square off with a biker who then pulled a gun. Rick Staly, Flagler County sheriff, said: 'Traffic disagreements should never result in violence in our streets.' He praised the biker for his composure and restraint. 'In this particular incident, the video captured by the victim's wife clearly shows that her husband's life was threatened. I applaud the way the motorcyclist handled this situation. After his life was clearly threatened, he lawfully defended himself and then de-escalated the situation. The offender is lucky he was not shot.'
'It was one of the most traumatizing moments': Gisele recalls breaking down in TEARS when she was told she had to model a skimpy, breast-baring silver outfit on Alexander McQueen catwalk when she was just 18
Gisele Bündchen (right) has opened up about some of her more memorable looks in a new video for British Vogue. The mother-of-two said her first appearance (left) at London Fashion Week in 1998 was one of the 'most traumatizing moments' of her career. Gisele secured a spot in McQueen's show - which she said surprised her because the look at the time was 'heroin chic' and she didn't fit into that aesthetic. The 41-year-old Brazilian model was given a very risque shirt with threads instead of material, through which both breasts could be seen. She had to wear the shirt with a pair of silver underwear; the model admitted she broke down in tears as soon as she saw the look. At the time, the model revealed she spoke very little English and couldn't understand what people were saying to her backstage.
Read the troubling story of how trans activists 'groomed' girl, 17, before she was helped to transition into a man after a ONE-HOUR 'gender clinic' consultation... and at 21 she wants to be FEMALE again
A troubled teenage girl who was provided drugs to gender reassign into a man following an hour-long consult with a 'gender clinic' is now fighting to reclaim her adult life as a woman. Tanya, not her real name, transitioned into a man at the tender age of 18 while dealing with bi-polar, autism, anxiety and depression. Now aged 21, the still young woman struggles with suicidal thoughts every day as she works to reverse the transformation.
As The World Turns soap star Marnie Schulenburg dies at age 37 of breast cancer after spending final Mother's Day with toddler daughter at home on oxygen machine
Marnie Schulenburg died Tuesday in a hospital in Bloomfield, New Jersey, from stage-four metastatic breast cancer, her rep Kyle Luker at Industry Entertainment said. The 37-year-old (right with husband Zack Robidas in 2010) was best known for her work on the popular soaps As The World Turns and One Life To Live. Schulenburg's recent Mother's Day post featured photos of herself raising her daughter Coda, now two, (together left) as her health deteriorated. The television star had been battling cancer for two years.
President Biden prepares to meet Finland and Sweden's leaders after offering strong support for the nations' NATO application
Finnish President Sauli Niinisto and Swedish PM Magdalena Andresson (top right) will meet with Joe Biden (left) at the White House later today to discuss their NATO bid, European security, and the war in Ukraine. Biden has already voiced strong support for the pair joining the alliance, with America expected to approve their bid within weeks. It comes as the two countries face down a more aggressive Russia, amid fears Putin could bring war to the Baltics (bottom right, Sweden carries out military drills on Gotland, and island close to Russian soil). America's Western allies are expected to follow suit in quickly approving membership for Finland and Sweden, but opposition comes in the from of Turkey's President Erdogan who is threatening to block the application - accusing the two countries of harbouring opponents of his regime.
Rudy Giuliani, 76, and 'girlfriend' Maria Ryan, 56, are seen getting into black SUV outside his New York City home before leaving town
Giuliani was seen on Wednesday stepping out with his alleged former mistress, 56. The 76-year-old former NYC mayor wore a white shirt and tie, and formal pants while Ryan wore a stylish pink blouse, black pants and fashionable shades. The pair drove towards the Franklin D. Roosevelt Drive and left the city. Ryan, who stepped down as CEO of a New Hampshire hospital in December, has reportedly been dating Giuliani since 2018.
In what some are calling an epic 'Freudian slip,' former President George W. Bush accidentally called the invasion of Iraq 'wholly unjustified and brutal' while speaking about Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Bush made the embarrassing gaffe in a speech at his presidential center in Dallas, where he spoke about the importance of fair elections and slammed Russia's autocratic system. 'The result is an absence of checks and balances in Russia, and the decision of one man to launch a wholly unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq,' Bush said, before shaking his head and correcting himself. 'I mean, of Ukraine.'
Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors claims her mistakes with $90M in 'white guilt money' are being weaponized against her and she didn't profit from $6M LA mansion or $6M Toronto 'arts center'
Patrisse Cullors admitted to making mistakes with the $90M in 'white guilt money' that Black Lives Matter received after George Floyd's murder in 2020. She claims the charity was not prepared to handle the influx in cash and that mistakes made with the funds are now being 'weaponized against her'. Cullors said her biggest mistake was not taking a salary from BLM, which she attributes to the 'public confusion' about the charity's and her own funds. The former executive director has repeatedly denied claims that she took money from BLM for personal matters and claims all purchases were legitimate. She also said she didn't personally benefit from BLM's purchase of a $6M Los Angeles mansion and a $6.3M Toronto 'arts center'.
'This should have been done ages ago': Furious parents blast Biden as he FINALLY invokes emergency powers to stem baby formula shortage and orders Pentagon planes to fly in shipments from overseas - after WEEKS of stalling while kids went hungry
President Biden (left) invoked the Defense Production Act on Wednesday evening to boost baby formula production and issued a directive authorizing planes to bring in supplies from overseas, after growing pressure from Congress. Biden announced 'Operation Fly Formula,' which will direct Defense Department and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS) resources to getting planes loaded with formula that meets FDA safety standards from other countries to bring it to American parents. The announcement comes after earlier in the day 20 members of the House, eighteen Democrats, two Republicans, and many who face competitive re-election races, co-sponsored the resolution, led by Rep. Josh Gottheimer, D-N.J. Biden said imports of baby formula will bridge the gap until domestic production was increased.
'I can't even fathom that ... just like you probably can't imagine what you would do if your daughter was raped': Abortion doctor responds when GOP Rep. asks if babies can still be terminated if they are 'halfway out of the birth canal'
The House Judiciary Committee is holding the hearing as tensions mount over the Supreme Court potentially overturning the landmark 1973 decision Roe v. Wade. The hearing grew heated on Wednesday when Republican Rep. Mike Johnson of Louisiana demanded a gynecologist give her stance on performing the procedure when an infant is 'halfway out of the birth canal.' doctor is Yashica Robinson, a board-certified OB-GYN and a board member with Physicians for Reproductive Health. It was suggested the high court's conservative supermajority is poised to overturn federal abortion protections, according to a leaked draft opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito. Prosecutors from Mississippi asked the high court to overturn Roe v. Wade last year as part of their case against the state's last operating abortion clinic. Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health, which the leaked draft is linked to, is expected to be decided in June. And the federal government is concerned about a possible surge in politically-charged violence when the decision is handed down, according to a memo from the Department of Homeland Security obtained by Axios .
Johnny Depp's firebrand attorney REFUSES to comment when asked if she is dating the Hollywood actor as she emerges as the REAL star of the $100m Amber Heard trial
Johnny Depp 's attorney giggled when asked if she's dating the actor as fans fuel rumors of a budding romance between the pair during his $100 million defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard. Camille Vasquez, 37, has won a massive online following, with supporters sharing videos of the glamorous defense lawyer 'grilling' Heard. Interest in Vasquez soared after she cross-examined Heard on Monday and Tuesday. As she walked out of the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse on Tuesday afternoon, a TMZ reporter asked the brunette: 'The people want to know, are you dating Johnny Depp? It's all over the internet. Can you set the record straight, yes or no?' The California litigator declined to answer as she giggled, brushed her hair aside and waved to the throngs of fans gathered outside. Depp's fan are showering praise on the lawyer for her work defending the Oscar-nominated actor, tweeting out pictures of themselves wearing 'I heart Camille Vasquez' T-shirts and memes portraying her as the Nordic god of thunder and Marvel character Thor. They're even making TikToks set to romantic pop songs of the pair exchanging glances, holding hands and talking closely. The two were all smiles as they entered the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse on Wednesday, a day after they were snapped hugging in a photo that was widely shared on social media. Camille Vasquez was born in July 1984 and graduated from the University of Southern California with a bachelor's degree in arts, communications and political science in 2006, Newsweek reports. The fluent Spanish speaker went to Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles from 2007 to 2010 and worked at one law firm before joining her current practice, Brown Rudnick LLP, as an associate. She does not have any public social media profiles.
Tom Cruise is dapper in a classic black tuxedo while co-star Jennifer Connelly looks flawless in a chic metallic gown as they arrive at the Top Gun: Maverick screening before actor wins an honorary Palme d'Or award at Cannes Film Festival
Leading man Tom Cruise and his co-star Jennifer Connelly dressed to impress on Wednesday as they arrived at the star-studded premiere of their film Top Gun: Maverick premiere at the Palais des Festivals during the 75th annual Cannes Film Festival. The actor, 59, who reprised his famous role as LT Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell for the film, cut a dapper figure in a classic black tuxedo, while Jennifer, 51, who plays Penny Benjamin, looked simply flawless in a striking off-the-shoulder metallic gown. The stars were in good company as a host of famous faces stepped out to celebrate their new film at the screening including a glamorous Eva Longoria and heavily pregnant Adriana Lima, who showcased her growing baby bump in a cut-out dress.
Trans inmate, 26, who 'killed antique dealer, 65, in New York City apartment' after meeting on dating app appears in court as a woman and is called 'Miss' after transitioning on Rikers Island and being moved to female jail
Alex Ray Scott, 26, appeared in Manhattan Supreme Court on Wednesday with a dramatically altered appearance, and Scott's attorney used female pronouns to address the alleged killer. City jail records also now list Scott as female, and show that she is being housed at a Rikers Island detention center reserved for female adults and adolescents. Scott was originally booked as a male in January 2020 on charges of murder, grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property in connection to the death of 64-year-old Kenneth Savinski, after reportedly meeting the victim on a dating app.
Grandparents, 60 and 64, face murder charges after their Rottweiler mauls granddaughter, 7, to death in Virginia
The grandparents of a seven-year-old Virginia girl face murder charges after she was mauled to death by their Rottweiler. Olivia Grace Floyd (far left) was fatally attacked by the dangerous four-year-old dog at her grandparents' home in Waynesboro on January 29. She was rushed to hospital in an ambulance but died from her injuries. Step-grandfather Stephen Kachmar, 60, (top right) and grandmother Penny Lee Bashlor, 64, (center top right) face up to 70 years behind bars if convicted of non-capital murder, involuntary manslaughter, child abuse and possession of a vicious dog. The girl's parents, Brooks Anthony Floyd, 39, and Alicia Rene Floyd, 37, (both bottom right) face lesser - but still very serious - charges of cruelty/injure to a child, according to Waynesboro Police Department. All four were arrested on Friday following an extensive investigation and an indictment by a special grand jury.
'There's really nothing else I'd rather eat': McDonald's lover celebrates eating a Big Mac nearly EVERY DAY for the past 50 YEARS after consuming more than 32,000 of them since 1972
Don Gorske, 68, from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, has been averaging two Big Macs a day since he ate his first one on May 17, 1972. He holds the Guinness World Records title for the most Big Mac burgers eaten in a lifetime after first setting the record in 1999. On Tuesday, he marked the 50th anniversary of his first Big Mac by chowing down on the burger at his local McDonald's, where a sign was put up in his honor. In the past five decades, he has only gone eight days without eating the burger. Gorske has had close to 33,000 Big Macs in his lifetime, and he plans on eating them until the day he dies.
Female Pennsylvania high school choir director, 26, is charged with having sex with a schoolgirl, 17, after her HUSBAND found 100 messages between them on her iPad
A married female high school choir teacher has been arrested after she was busted by her husband for having an affair with a female student. The husband of Pennsylvania choir director Olivia Ortz, 26, from Hermitage, went to the authorities after he found over 100 incriminating messages between his wife and one of her teenage students. Ortz was arrested on Monday and charged with two counts of sexual activity with a 17-year-old student at Wilmington Area High School and one count each of unlawful contact with a minor for sexual offenses and criminal use of a communication facility. Her husband, Cody Ortz, who works in the same school's music department on a freelance basis, came back from a recent trip to Florida and discovered the inappropriate exchanges on his wife's Spotify chat function on her iPad, the NY Post report. Cody reported her to the school principal and Ortz was suspended with pay on May 9 and a warrant for her arrest was issued on Friday May 13.
Man who owned property where Delphi Bridge murder victims aged 13 and 14 were found MIGHT have been voice in chilling audio saying 'Down the hill,' newly-unearthed search warrant says, as it discloses girls died in bloodbath
New details from the notorious Delphi Bridge murders of Abby Williams and Libby German reveal that the bodies were found to have lost a 'large amount of blood.' The details were revealed in an FBI search warrant obtained by the Murder Sheet podcast and and released to Indianapolis FOX59 , which also stated that the murderer had likely taken a souvenir from the girls bodies, had moved and staged their remains, and may have photographed the scene to memorialize the crime.
MEGHAN MCCAIN: Madison Cawthorn's humiliating primary loss is a warning to all his fellow dog and pony show politicians seduced by Twitter and cable news, like AOC and Marjorie Taylor Greene. Americans are sick of this clownery!
MCCAIN: Cawthorn was just 25 years old when he entered office as the youngest congressperson ever elected and he has left as the youngest, at the age 26. During that time, he became infamous for his political stunts, incendiary tweeting, bizarre interviews, risqué photos, lies, scandals (including bringing a gun to the airport multiple times), speeding tickets, allegations of financial funny-business with staff, and last but certainly not least, emphasizing that he and his congressional team wanted to focus on 'communication over governing.' Translation: He was more interested in punditry than policy. This is something that sounds absurd to political veterans, but it is more and more common with the millennial and Gen-Z generation of politicians. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is exhibit A. I believe that Cawthorn's loss is the first chink in the armor of the new class of recently elected dog and pony show politicians on Capitol Hill. I'm looking at you Marjorie Taylor Greene. Politicians should see what just happened to Cawthorn and be warned, the days of tweeting and dunking on the press, don't substitute for governing, particularly in the harsh reality of 2022.
Queen's right hand women! Kate Middleton looks elegant in a coral coat dress as she and Sophie Wessex team up to host Buckingham Palace garden party after Her Majesty bowed out
The Duchess of Cambridge looked resplendent as she joined Prince Edward and the Countess of Wessex at the second Buckingham Palace garden party of the summer. Traditionally, the Queen, 96, hosts four outdoor soirees - three at Buckingham Palace and one at Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh - to celebrate and reward guests who have distinguished themselves in public service. Kate opted for a coral version of an Emilia Wickstead coat dress she has worn on a number of previous occasions.
The secret life of 'original influencer' Angelyne: How 80s billboard queen hid Polish roots and her family's Holocaust survivor past to paint herself as Midwestern orphan-turned-LA star - as her TRUE story is brought to light in new Peacock series
The pink-Corvette driving blonde bombshell (pictured left in 2012 and right in 1996) rose to fame in 1984 after she popped up on a series of Billboards around the LA-area of California - which featured her posing seductively with the word 'Angelyne.' With no other explanation, the mystery and allure of the ads left many people intrigued, and propelled Angelyne, now 71, into the spotlight. The billboards (bottom inset) led to a lot of attention from the media, and the rising star soon began to receive offers for movie roles and TV show appearances, as well as magazine interviews and modeling campaigns. Throughout the '80s and '90s, the socialite quickly became one of the most famous faces in the world. But while Angelyne slowly took over the globe, her true identity remained a secret from the public. Early on in her career, Angelyne avoided answering any questions about where she came from, and when she did shed some light on her background during interviews, she claimed to be a Midwestern orphan. It was later revealed that the star wasn't actually who she claimed to be. Despite insisting that she grew up in Idaho, it was later revealed that was born in Poland and was raised in an 'ultra-orthodox community' in Israel. Angelyne's epic story - including how she rose to fame and how she hid her real self from millions of people for more than 20 years - is now being brought to life in the upcoming Peacock series entitled Angelyne, starring Emmy Rossum (pictured in the show top inset).
Selena Gomez visits White House to talk about mental health struggles alongside First Lady Dr. Jill Biden: 'It should be discussed freely and without shame'
Selena Gomez was joined by First Lady Dr. Jill Biden as she visited the White House to open up about her mental health struggles in order to destigmatize conversations about it. The 29-year-old singer and actress participated in the Mental Health Youth Action Forum in Washington, DC to continue her mental health advocacy. The panel brought together youth leaders who are working on creative ways to support mental health in the US. Selena was open about her struggles with anxiety and bipolar disorder as she said: 'The mentionable becomes manageable.
Because she would know! Multi-millionaire Taylor Swift tells NYU students to shake off life's hardships as she delivers commencement address at Yankee stadium
Taylor Swift was seen with her cap and gown on in a new social media post. The 32-year-old singer-songwriter is set to receive an honorary Doctor Of Fine Arts degree from New York University on Monday. The Red pop star will also address the graduating class at the distinguished school. 'Wearing a cap and gown for the very first time - see you soon NYU,' the crooner wrote in her caption as she was seen heading to Yankee Stadium in New York where the event will take place.
Paulina Gretzky shares video from her VERY lavish wedding to pro golfer Dustin Johnson - offering glimpse at their first dance, teary-eyed vows, and his reaction when she walked down aisle
The model, 33, and the sports star, 37, said their 'I do's' at luxury hotel and resort Blackberry Farm in Tennessee on April 23. Now, Paulina has posted a video montage from the glamorous wedding, which gave viewers an inside look at the incredible venue that they tied the knot in. She showed off the extensive glam prep that went into making her look picture perfect for the big day - including a team of four people working simultaneously on her hair and makeup. One clip in the montage showed an emotional Paulina and Dustin exchanging their vows, after spending more than nine years engaged. Another featured the couple - who share two sons together - having their first dance surrounded by a sea of flowers and candles. Elsewhere in the video, Paulina could be seen walking down the aisle alongside her hockey legend father, Wayne Gretzky, in her stunning, sheer Vera Wang wedding gown. Dustin became overwhelmed with emotion as he watched his future wife make her way down the aisle; he wiped away tears as he grinned from ear to ear.
The ultimate getaway: Luxurious retreat in the middle of Australia's most stunning rainforest is named one of the best stays in the world
The renowned Silky Oaks Lodge sits on the Mossman River near Port Douglas in Queensland's world heritage listed Daintree Rainforest. Newly reopened, Silky Oaks Lodge this month made Conde Nast Traveler 's 2022 hot list of best new hotel openings in the world and its not hard to see why. 40 treehouse villas that have their own alfresco bathtubs, outdoor fireplaces and infinity pools are set among the lush surrounds of the dense forest. Travellers have been raving about their stay at the spectacular with one calling the secluded retreat a 'paradise and another saying it was 'magic'.
Wild moment rapper snorts lines of white powder in front of hundreds of his fans before diving off-stage to crowd surf
Aussie rapper Huskii has put on a wild show at his Melbourne concert, uploading video to his own social media of the moment he racked up lines of white powder before snorting them in front of hundreds of his fans. Ben Hayden, better known by his stage name Huskii, has been touring around Australia to promote his album Antihero. The seven-song album shot up to the number one spot on the ARIA album charts in February after it was released.
A young woman has listed the reasons why she doesn't want children in a lengthy TikTok video. Maria, from Sydney, considered everything from possibly not liking her kids to an 'apocalypse' as well as the expense. 'Reasons I will not be having children. Number one, and most importantly, I don't want to,' she admitted in the clip. The long video has since gone viral exceeding more than 702,000 views, and several other women agreed with the statements made. Others also seemed conscious about the impact having kids will have on climate change.
Shoot for the stars! From the wilds of Utah to the mountains of New Zealand, the 2022 winners of prestigious Milky Way photography competition revealed
Sprinkle a bit of stardust on your day by gazing upon these sensational shots of the Milky Way. They are the 25 images claiming gold stars in the annual Milky Way Photographer of the Year competition run by photography blog Capture the Atlas. It says: 'There aren't many events as moving as seeing our galaxy rising and illuminating the night sky. However, at night, many things are invisible to the naked eye. When you use a camera to capture the Milky Way, a whole new world of details, colors, and light opens up.'