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Alec Baldwin on deadly prop gun incident: My heart is broken
Alec Baldwin, 63, discharged a prop gun on the set of the movie Rust killing a cinematographer and injuring the director. He tweeted: "There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours".  
Hannah Gutierrez-Reed armorer, 24, on Alec Baldwin film: I wasn't sure if I was ready

Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, 24, the head armorer in charge of guns on Alec Baldwin film Rust where cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was tragically shot and killed on Thursday had admitted she wasn't sure she was ready for the job in an interview before filming started.  

Worker in charge of Alec Baldwin’s prop gun was replacement hire amid on-set chaos & safety concerns
The prop master who handled the gun that killed the cinematographer on Alec Baldwin’s film Rust was “just brought in” amid a protest over conditions on the set. The unidentified employee
Alec Baldwin once tweeted: I wonder how it must feel to wrongfully kill someone
After he discharged a gun on a movie set resulting in the death of one crew member and the injury of another, Alec Baldwin was trolled on social media for his anti-gun activism and an old tweet: "I wonder how it must feel to wrongfully kill someone.”
Joe Biden builds $500,000 wall around his Delaware beach home but refuses to finish border wall
The Department of Homeland Security is spending $456,548 to build a security fence around Joe Biden's Delaware summer house - a property he has visited twice in the nine months since he became president.
Meghan Markle gushed over her lunches with her daddy at celebrity haunt Musso & Frank Grill
Meghan Markle's claims that she "grew up on the $4.99 salad bar at Sizzler" in her "poverty letter" to US politicians faced serious questions after it emerged she previously bragged
Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne’s wild, insane and dangerous love story to be turned into a film
The Osbourne's are coming to the big screen. The true love story of veteran heavy metal icon Ozzy Osbourne and his manager and TV personality Sharon Osbourne will be the subject of a feature film, written by Oscar nominee Lee Hall.
Leslie Bricusse, Oscar winning songwriter behind James Bond themes and Willy Wonka, dead at 90
Leslie Bricusse, the celebrated musician whose work is featured in some of Hollywood’s most iconic films, died at age 90. London born Bricusse teamed up with Anthony Newley to pen the lyrics for the theme of the 1964 James Bond movie Goldfinger,
Alec Baldwin was not aware the gun contained live round before shooting
An assistant director unwittingly handed Alec Baldwin a loaded weapon and told him it was safe to use in the moments before the actor fatally shot a cinematographer and injured the director on the set of Rust, court records
Baldwin ignored No. 1 rule of gun safety - set shouldn’t have had live ammo: weapons expert
Alec Baldwin failed to follow the No. 1 rule of gun safety before the fatal shooting on the set of Rust, said a Hollywood weapons expert. “Loaded or unloaded, a weapon never gets pointed at another human being,”
Facebook whistleblower: executives dismissed criticism that Russian used site to interfere with 2016 election
A new whistleblower affidavit submitted by a former Facebook employee accuses the social media giant of prioritizing profits over their due diligence to combat hate speech, misinformation and other threats to the public.
ABC’s The Rookie to stop using "live" weapons in response to Rust tragedy
Following the tragic shooting on the set of Alec Baldwin indie film Rust, ABC’s The Rookie will no longer use “live” weapons on the show, showrunner Alexi Hawley told his crew on Friday in an email obtained by TheWrap.
Alec Baldwin movies where he carried a gun - from Hunt for Red October to The Departed
Alec Baldwin has been a vocal critic of the Second Amendment and the NRA for years, calling on Congress to re-think Americans’ protected right to bear arms. But
Live round means gun safety procedures Not Followed on Alec Baldwin film set
John Nolte: Actor Alec Baldwin shot and killed a woman with a prop gun. If all the safety protocols had been followed, this never would have happened. A live round found its way into Alec Baldwin’s gun: “IATSE Local 44,
Rust Assistant Director cleared prop gun that Alec Baldwin used in fatal shooting: Sheriff’s Affidavit
A police report from the Santa Fe County sheriff’s office revealed that an assistant director on Rust permitted Alec Baldwin to use the prop gun that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza.
Facebook whistleblower: I, working for Facebook, had been a party to genocide
A former employee anguished over Facebook's inability to act quickly to help curb racial killings in Myanmar in 2017 as military officials used the site to spread hate speech. "I, working for Facebook, had been a party to genocide", the whistleblower wrote.
Zendaya named Fashion Icon at the CFDA Fashion Awards
The Council of Fashion Designers of America said Zendaya's iconic red carpet looks, as well as her entrepreneurship within the industry, inspired them to recognize her for the honor. “Without exception, the Euphoria
Rod Stewart and his son facing trial after plea deal on battery charge falls through
British rock icon Rod Stewart and his son Sean are scheduled to stand trial on charges they battered a security guard during a New Year's Eve bash nearly two years ago. A plea deal between Stewart and Florida prosecutors fell through
Quote of the day
Paul McCartney

"I’m not sure I should say it, but The Rolling Stones are a blues cover band, that’s sort of what the Stones are. I think our net was cast a bit wider than theirs. They are rooted in the blues. When they are writing stuff, it has to do with the blues. We had a little more influences ... There’s a lot of differences and I love the Stones, but I’m with you. The Beatles were better.”

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