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Fort McMurray Fire, Taylor Swift Rakes in $$, New Justin Timberlake + More

Fort McMurray Fire, Taylor Swift Rakes in $$, New Justin Timberlake + More

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The fire in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada is still raging on much so that some residents had to be evacuated by air and officials warned it could be days or weeks before evacuated locals can return home. More than 1,110 firefighters, 145 helicopters and 22 air tankers are fighting the fires which has become challenging due to gusty winds but hoping for rain soon. Read more


• Eulalio Tordil, who shot and killed his estranged wife following an argument as she was picking her children up from school, is on the run and wanted by authorities. The 62-year-old also shot a bystander who intervened, in the shoulder, according to Maryland’s Prince George’s County police.

• Try as you may, you can’t avoid the Trump press machine and now that he’s the presumed GOP nominee for President, it seems he might not be bringing the party together after all. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan yesterday when asked by CNN’s Jake Tapper on supporting Trump said, “I’m just not ready to do that at this point. I’m not there right now.” It was also revealed he’s named a national finance chairman in the form of former Goldman Sachs-er Steven Mnuchin with Bloomberg noting Citadel founder billionaire Ken Griffin is taking a wait-and-see approach on supporting the Donald.

• A jury brought 11 guilty verdicts to serial killer Lonnie David Franklin Jr, the man authorities believed was the “Grim Sleeper” nearly 30 years after the first victim was found in South Central LA. Jurors will hear evidence to help them decide whether he should be executed or sentenced to life in prison without parole.


• Taylor Swift who raked in $73.5 million with $61.7 million of that made from her 1989 tour, has been named the highest-paid musician of 2015, second place was country singer Kenny Chesney. She earned more than One Direction, Adele, Madonna and Britney Spears combined.

• Justin Timberlake released the video for his new single off the soundtrack to the animated movie Trolls and it is cat.chy! Cameos from his mom Lynn Harless, Anna Kendrick, Gwen Stefani, Kunal Nayyar, James Corden, Icona Pop and Ron Funches. Watch it here


• One of the best sunglasses makers, Linda Farrow, has upped the ante by creating a special three-piece collection for Canadian luxury fashion retailer Lane Crawford and one of the sunglasses is handcrafted with solid gold and diamonds and costs $32,000.

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