Monday, December 9, 2019

Mom accused of killing her vomiting toddler by ‘trying to slap her out of seizure caused by abusive boyfriend’s abuse’ – The Sun

A MOM allegedly severely injured her vomiting toddler by trying to slap her out of a seizure that was caused by her boyfriend's abuse, leading to the toddler’s death, court documents say.

Sarah Elizabeth Newsom, 24, and her lover Joshua Thomas Fulbright, 23, are accused of severely injuring Scarlett "Olivia" Newsom, 2, in Texas last October.

Fulbright reportedly slapped the little girl so hard, she was left with severe facial bruising, court reports say.

Newsom, from Witchita Falls, is alleged to have watched her boyfriend abuse Olivia who had begun to vomit and have a seizure.

She too allegedly began to slap her daughter to stop the resulting seizure which caused Olivia to lose consciousness.

The unresponsive and severely bruised tot was rushed to hospital where she spent four days on life support.

Doctors who saw Olivia's injuries noted that she had been left with horrific bruising on her arms and back.

She was pronounced brain dead and taken off her ventilator at Cook Children's Hospital in Fort Worth on October 18.

Fulbright told cops that Olivia had a dirty diaper and had tried to change it herself, putting it on backwards, reports the Times Record News.

She had reportedly gotten feces all over the walls, floor and on clothes inside the closet.

Tragic Olivia tried to hand Fulbright something and he allegedly became enraged when he smelled the filthy diaper.

Fulbright told investigators that he hit the little girl so hard in front of her mom, he hurt his hand.

Olivia started experiencing seizure like symptoms, court reports say.

Her mom is accused of repeatedly slapping the toddler in an effort to get the seizures to stop.

She allegedly inflicted a large scratch on the little girl's neck before Olivia lost consciousness.

Fulbright was jailed on a $250,000 bond, charged with causing serious bodily injury to a child, according to jail records from Clay County Sheriff's Office.

Opening statements and testimony in his trial are slated to begin on Monday.

Newsom – who is held on a $50,000 bond – is accused of causing serious bodily injury to a child.

She will be tried at a later date. Newsom had posted bail but was rearrested in September when her bail bond was revoked.

After her untimely death, Olivia's grieving aunt Lauren Raindl told Times Record News that Olivia was "the sweetest little girl."

"She had beautiful blue eyes – everyone called her 'baby blue,'" Raindl said. "She could light up anyone’s day."

Olivia's organs were reportedly donated in an effort to help save other children’s lives.

A now defunct GoFundMe fundraiser was also set up to help with the little girl's funeral costs.

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Sunday, December 8, 2019

'Teen Mom 2' Why Is Jenelle Evans Still The Most Popular Star After Leaving the MTV Show?

The stars of Teen Mom 2 have become famous over the past almost ten years. But no one holds a candle to the level of attention that Jenelle Evans receives. Despite having been fired, she remains more popular than ever before. Here’s why.

Jenelle Evans starred in ’16 and Pregnant’ and ‘Teen Mom 2’

Evans first got her start on the reality show 16 and Pregnant. She was the star of Season 2 Episode 1, which aired in 2010. Evans then went on to star in Teen Mom 2, beginning in 2011. So we’ve gotten to see a lot of her life over the last decade.

Three other young women who appeared in Season 2 of 16 and Pregnant were initially cast in Teen Mom 2: Kailyn Lowry, Chelsea Houska, and Leah Messer. All of them would spend time together at reunions but, for the most part, they lived separate lives. Briana DeJesus was added to the cast in 2018.

Evans always had some kind of drama going on

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Evans has three children: Jace, Kaiser, and Ensley. All three have different fathers, all of whom have been a part of struggles Evans has faced on the series. From Jace’s absentee dad, Andrew, who wanted back in his life, to Kaiser’s father, Nathan, who’s been arrested for driving under the influence — and that’s all just within the past couple of years.

In addition to her baby daddy drama, Evans has fought continuously with the other Teen Mom 2 stars, most notably Lowry. In fact, it got to a place where she couldn’t (or wouldn’t) attend the same events with the other women. Evans has also had quite a few issues with drug abuse in the past.

She was kicked off the show in 2019


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It’s easy to see why Evans is always the subject of media attention. But nothing brought her more of that than her most recent relationship with David Eason. Throughout their relationship, the couple fought frequently, causing rifts between Evans and her mother, Barbara, among others.

Eason was fired by MTV after a series of homophobic and transphobic tweets. Evans remained on the show a bit longer, until the end of Season 9a. She was let go after an incident in which Eason shot and killed her dog, and their children were taken away from them.

Evans has been keeping quiet on social media — sort of

After being fired, Evans continued to stand by Eason for months. She posted lots of photos of them together, and appeared to be ready to move on with her life. However, in Oct. 2019, she announced that the two had separated, and were planning to divorce.

After posting a statement on Instagram about making changes in her life, Evans got off the platform. However, she has continued to be active on Twitter. This is where she has frequently addressed rumors about her dating life.

Could she ever return to ‘Teen Mom 2’?

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There have been numerous reports that Evans could eventually come back to the show, especially now that she and Eason aren’t together. Given how popular she is, this would be a good move for MTV, in terms of ratings.

However, there’s another factor to consider. MTV replaced Evans with Jade Cline for Season 9b. Why would they do that if there was a chance of bringing her back? We think it’s because the other women with whom Evans doesn’t get along don’t’ want her back on the show. So much drama.

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Why Taylor Swift Said Demi Moore's Memoir Was One of Her Favorite Books of 2019

From one highest-paid superstar to another, Taylor Swift has Demi Moore’s back.

In PEOPLE’s latest cover story, the singer — who is one of four entertainers honored as People of the Year — reveals one of her favorite books of 2019 was the actress’s memoir, Inside Out.

“I couldn’t put it down. You read it in two days!” says Swift. “I was thinking about how when she was the highest-paid actress, she was just punished ruthlessly for it. That’s so wrong, and she was treated so badly in that moment.”

In Moore’s New York Times best-selling memoir, the 57-year-old star got candid about the ups and downs in her life as she balanced her career and raised three daughters while navigating three marriages (including to ex-husbands Bruce Willis and Ashton Kutcher.”

“I feel like finally she’s getting the last laugh because [now] people are like ‘Yeah! That’s great that you were the highest-paid actress,'” says Swift. “She owns a lot in the book, and it’s really well-written.”

Moore’s memoir begins by recounting her childhood moving around the country before her family settled down in southern California, and her traumatizing rape at age 15.

“It’s exciting, and yet I feel very vulnerable,” Moore previously said of her book’s release. “There is no cover of a character. It’s not somebody else’s interpretation of me.”

As for herself, Swift has similarly embraced her own voice — and power — more than ever as she approaches her 30th birthday on Dec. 13.

The star was named by Forbes as the highest-paid celebrity in 2019 and reportedly raked in $185 million due in large part to her massive Reputation Stadium Tour.

After wrapping the tour, Swift — who is gearing up for her new tour, Lover Fest — says she felt empowered to write music in a way she was never able to before.

“There was so much theatricality in the darkness of reputation. It was secretly a love story, but it was also filled with angst, rebellion and this vengeful taking back of your life,” she says. “Lover ended up being the album [where I was no longer] answering to something. In the past, I’ve definitely used my criticism as a jumping-off point for creativity. With reputation, I’d said everything I needed to say. I’d been tried in every possible way people could throw things at me, and I felt like now I just get to create.”

For more on 2019’s People of the Year, click here and pick up this week’s issue, on stands Friday, Dec. 6.

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Watch shocking scenes as rival Blackpool and Fleetwood fans fight on the pitch in the League One clash – The Sun

SHOCKING scenes unfolded at Bloomfield Road yesterday as rival Blackpool and Fleetwood fans fought on the pitch.

The League One clash between the two Lancashire clubs was disrupted when a home spectator ran on to goad the away followers.

The Blackpool fan quickly jogged off the pitch – but a Fleetwood supporter, refusing to be outdone by their hated rivals, swiftly followed suit by charging onto the pitch, sparking the melee.

Despite the best efforts of numerous stewards, the pitch invader managed to get away from them.

Instead, two opposition fans took it upon themselves to stop him by coming out of the stands and punching him in the head repeatedly.

As the three scrapped on the edge of the pitch, stewards finally managed to pull them apart.

But it then sparked more ugly scenes as a large group of fans piled down to the barriers in the south-east corner of Bloomfield Road and had to be restrained by police and stewards.

The drama unfolded after Blackpool made it 3-0 midway through the second half as Armand Gnanduillet headed home, adding to Liam Feeney and Sullay Kaikai's goals.

Conor McAleny pulled one back ten minutes from time for the Fishermen but Joey Barton's side slumped to defeat.

Despite going into the game level on 29 points, it leaves his team ninth while Blackpool moved up to fourth in the League One table as both clubs continue to aim for promotion come the end of the season.

Tangerines boss Simon Grayson said: "It was what you expected from a game where two teams are close together, both geographically and in the league table.

"You know there’s going to be a bit of drama, quality displays and good goals and I think we were worthy winners.

"Like I said before the game, it was getting the three points that mattered. We’re pleased with today’s performance and results and we now move on to what is a big month for us."

Yesterday's fight was not the first time fans from the Fylde coast neighbours have clashed at Blackpool's home this year.

In the same EFL fixture last season – in April – Nathan Delfouneso's 94th-minute winner sparked chaotic scenes.

Again, home fans sprinted over to taunt the travelling Fleetwood faithful and again, the stewards and police had to stop a mass brawl breaking out.

Outside the ground following the match, a police horse died after he was speared in the stomach by a metal pole.

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Mum issues warning to E

A woman has issued a warning to E-cigarette users after her husband left his vaping device charging overnight and it exploded.

Rachel Gautama, 27, said the explosion left extensive damage to the couple's bedroom floor.

The mum-of-one said she and her husband Toby Gautama, 27, were sleeping at their home in Bury, Greater Manchester, when they were awoken by a loud bang in the early hours of Friday morning.

Damage to the bedroom included their floor being covered in a thick black substance, Manchester Evening News reports.

Rachel says they have been "lucky" and fears that if the E-cigarette had exploded downstairs, her home could have been covered in flames.

"It was about 5am on Friday morning when we got woken up by a bang and a flash, and we noticed there was a fire," Rachel said.

"My husband had left the E-cigarette charging on his bedside table but when we woke up it was on the floor.

"Our three-year-old daughter was in the room next door so I went to check on her as we didn't really know what was going on.

"I was really shocked, you don't expect to wake up to an E-cigarette blowing up."

She added she had seen a post on Facebook about a similar incident a few years ago, but she did not expect it would happen to her family.

"It is really worrying because if that E-cigarette had been charging downstairs we would not have woken up and the downstairs of our house would have been on fire."

"It's scary to think what could have happened, so we're not buying another one now.

"I've not put my Christmas lights back on since it happened because I'm worried it might happen again."

Rachel says she went with her husband to the shop where they bought the vaping device to complain, but claims they were "fobbed off".

"They just told us all the vaping devices they sold were legitimate and gave us an email for the manufacturer, who I will be contacting.

"You don't expect an E-cigarette you buy from a shop that has been going for years to just explode.

"I've had to claim on the house insurance which has made our premiums go up because now I need to have a whole new carpet."

"I definitely wouldn't recommend charging an E-cigarette overnight, I'd do it when you can keep an eye on it so this doesn't happen."

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Deontay Wilder slams Andy Ruiz Jr for not taking ‘s*** seriously’ in X

DEONTAY WILDER slammed Andy Ruiz Jr for not "taking s*** seriously" in an X-rated rant after the Mexican lost his world heavyweight titles to Anthony Joshua.

The Bronze Bomber was left far from impressed as AJ regained his place at the top of the division after exacting revenge on the 30-year-old.

Joshua, 30, boxed expertly to outpoint American-born Ruiz Jr, six months after being stunned on his US debut in New York.

But Wilder, who is known as a knockout artist, claimed the Brit hero “danced and ran” to win his three world title belts back.

Yet the real criticism was saved for Ruiz Jr, who admitted "three months of partying" was to blame for his one-sided defeat to Joshua.

Wilder told the Athletic: “People say I have no skills, but my intellect is high enough to know if I’d been in a situation like [Ruiz Jr] and something’s not working, you’ve got to change up my style.

“I’m smart enough to know, cut the f***ing ring off.

“Once you cut the ring off, you put Joshua in a corner and you can have your way with him by hitting him the way you did the first time.

What do you mean you ate too much and could’ve trained harder? I take this s*** seriously.

“To be in boxing that long and not know how to cut the ring off? If he knew, he didn’t do it, or he didn’t have the intellect. I’m a little upset with him.

“Ruiz said he was doing great, not letting this moment get to him, but in the end you hear him saying he ate too much and should’ve trained harder… Like, what the f***?

“What do you mean you ate too much and could’ve trained harder?

“I take this s*** seriously. I don’t know what their mentality is, but I didn’t become champion of the world just to say, ‘Put me in the record books. At least I can say I was a champion. They can never take that away from me.’

“F*** that s***. I’m here for legacy. Long live the king. That’s my mentality, and America should love a world champion like me.”

Ruiz Jr had revealed that he had already agreed on a unification fight with 'good friend' Wilder BEFORE his unanimous points loss to Joshua.

The Bronze Bomber had hoped to eventually unify under Al Haymon’s PBC banner, but AJ has now reclaimed the belts under rival promoter Eddie Hearn.

Wilder must now defend his WBC strap in a rematch with Tyson Fury on February 22 following their controversial draw last December.

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Saturday, December 7, 2019

DAN HODGES sees contempt for Labour's leader challenging loyalties

Jeremy Corbyn? He’ll have us all wearing grey and eating cabbage soup, says DAN HODGES as he visits the old mining town where contempt for Labour’s leader is challenging deep-rooted loyalties

Samantha despises the Conservative Party. ‘I hate the Tories,’ the local tea-shop worker tells me. 

‘I’ve always voted Labour and my family has always voted Labour.’ 

So how will she be voting next Thursday, I ask. ‘I’ll be voting Tory,’ she replies.

This is Wrexham, one of the pillars of Labour’s vaunted Northern Red Wall. A Labour seat for the past 84 years, it was held by Ian Lucas in 2017 by 1,800 votes. But he’s stepping down at this Election. And the wall is starting to crack.

The woman charged with turning heads of potential Boris supporters in Wrexham is Sarah Atherton (pictured on the campaign trail), a busy, plain-speaking nurse

I’m standing by a row of terraced houses on Vernon Street, outside the offices of Labour candidate Mary Wimbury, a local social care worker. She’s out canvassing.

‘I’m really sorry,’ says her agent, ‘but it’s the last week, and we’re putting all our efforts into meeting the voters.’

Across the road, at the Rhosddu Laundrette, I see why. Joan (she asked me to use a pseudonym) points to a faded picture of a group of women queuing for their morning washing. 

‘That’s what my mum looked like,’ she tells me. 

‘She’d always go out with her hair tied, and she’d have a dress like that for best.’

What will Joan be doing next week, I ask. ‘It’s hard,’ she admits. ‘I don’t like Jeremy Corbyn, and I really like Boris.

‘But this is a working-class area. The thought of me voting Tory would make my parents and grandparents turn.’

The woman charged with turning the heads of Joan and other potential Boris supporters is Sarah Atherton, a busy, plain-speaking nurse. 

We first meet in the Miners’ Welfare Institute, an incredible Grade II-listed Edwardian Baroque building built with miners’ subscriptions in the former pit village of Llay.

Mary Wimbury (pictured), who is also a local social care worker, is the Labour candidate up for election in the area

Atherton begins by telling me a story from when she started her nursing training. ‘I was treating this man who had blue marks all up his arms. I said, “What happened?” and he told me he’d been at Gresford [a local mining disaster in 1934 in which 266 men died]. It was coal dust embedded in his skin.’

She motions round the room. ‘Did you ever think you’d meet a Tory candidate in a miner’s social?’

I ask her what issues are arising on those Labour doorsteps. 

‘They’re saying they can’t vote for Mr Corbyn. They’re voting Conservative, even if it’s just for this time. They cannot vote for Mr Corbyn. 

‘And that’s not necessarily Brexit. Marx was mentioned this morning. Someone said, “He’ll have us all wearing grey and eating cabbage soup,” which gave me a good laugh.’ I note the very formal reference, ‘Mr Corbyn’.

Is that an edict from Tory HQ? ‘No. It’s what we call him at home.’

The Prime Minister will need to win the seat in Wrexham in order to gain the majority in Parliament and deliver his Brexit deal

After Atherton leaves, I get talking to Rod, a former jet-washer who became a van driver after picking up an industrial injury.

He voted for Ian Lucas, who helped his family get upstairs heating – ‘blimey, getting out of that bath in winter…’ But he won’t be voting for Mary Wimbury.

‘When I had my injury, it was actually good for me that I had to work to get back on my feet. With modern Labour, I think they want to hand everything to you.’

Walking into the town centre, I see Wrexham has been transformed into a Christmas tableau, replete with performers in historic Victorian garb. But the festive cheer seems forced.

As you work your way up Queen Street, the tinsel-draped stalls can no longer hide the rows of empty shop fronts and a cluster of To Let signs. 

If the surrounding villages were decimated by the closure of the mines, it seems central Wrexham is slowly being eaten away by the inexorable, internet-fuelled decline of the high street. 

A situation that should be ripe for exploitation by a party that hasn’t been in power for a decade. But in the General Election of 2019, political gravity no longer asserts itself.

I’d started forming the impression Labour’s Red Wall could be crumbling. Then I walk into The Turf pub, just next door to the iconic Racecourse football ground. And the wall completely collapses.

Richey, a painter and decorator, is sitting at the bar in his paint-spattered work clothes, surrounded by pictures of past glories. 

He went to his first Wrexham game at the age of nine, when his dad carried him through the crowds, and placed him on a milk-crate so he could get a decent view. He’s shared his team’s trials and tribulations – mostly tribulations – ever since.

‘Let’s pull the skin off the onion,’ he tells me. ‘If we don’t leave the EU, people round here are going to rise up [Wrexham voted 60-40 to leave in the referendum]. Boris will get Brexit done, and Corbyn won’t.’

Across from him is Mark, a security guard. He’s monogrammed with tattoos on his arms, knuckles and even his ear lobe. 

He’s always voted Labour, and waited patiently to shake Tony Blair’s hand when he visited Wrexham in the late 1990s.

‘My dad was a miner. Phew… the thought of his son voting Tory… Labour’s ingrained in people here. But that’s what I’m doing. And everyone else is too.’ Why? ‘Corbyn,’ comes the reply.

Contempt for Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn (pictured) in Wrexham has resulted in a challenge on the area’s deep-rooted loyalties

Over the past month I’ve travelled across the country, and picked up things that could give Mary Wimbury and her fellow Labour candidates cause for hope. In Bolsover, I noted disillusionment among a significant number of Brexiteers. 

In Canterbury, it was the strength of support for Labour among students. In St Ives, the anaemic nature of Jo Swinson’s campaign. But north, south, east or west, one theme has dominated my conversations with the voters to the exclusion of all others. Or one man. Jeremy Corbyn.

This is not the Brexit Election, it’s the Jeremy Corbyn Election. A few weeks ago I noted Boris had yet to ‘seal the deal’. But Jeremy Corbyn is sealing the deal. He’s sealing it for the Conservative Party. 

Tory strategists have spent months grappling with the dilemma of whether to frame Labour’s leader as a dangerous extremist, or dithering incompetent. They needn’t have bothered.

In the eyes of the majority of those I’ve spoken to, he’s both. I’ve never witnessed such antipathy towards an opposition politician. The IRA. The antisemitism. National security. His Brexit vacillation. The Queen. The settled narrative before this campaign was none of these ‘stuck’ in 2017. Well, they have in 2019.

In turn, Corbyn has stuck – like a limpet mine – to his party. And with four days to go, we are nearing the point of detonation.

I finally manage to catch up with Mary Wimbury in a Costa, just off the dark and increasingly deserted high street.

She’s a bundle of adrenaline and is trying to remain upbeat. ‘I think it’s going to the wire,’ she says. ‘There are still a lot of undecideds, and people are understandably fed up with politics over the way it’s been over the past few years.’

A committed Remainer, she believes in the party’s second referendum stance, but is admirably clear about how she would vote. ‘I would still back Remain,’ she says, ‘and when I talk to people, most of them understand that. Most recognise we need a way out of this.’

BUT there’s no way out from the issue crippling her campaign. ‘It’s certainly raised, let’s put it like that,’ she acknowledges with a smile.

‘My answer is, “Here in Wrexham, it’s my name on the ballot paper.” I’m promising to be a strong local MP, standing up to whoever I need to. I’ll stand up for whatever I believe in Westminster, whether that’s to Boris Johnson or Jeremy Corbyn, and for my traditional Labour values.’

With that, she disappears into the night, trying to locate a few more voters to shore up Labour’s crumbling Northern Red Wall. But time has almost run out. For her, for her leader and for her party. 

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Mom accused of killing her vomiting toddler by ‘trying to slap her out of seizure caused by abusive boyfriend’s abuse’ – The Sun

A MOM allegedly severely injured her vomiting toddler by trying to slap her out of a seizure that was caused by her boyfriend's abuse, l...