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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California law that sought to prevent age discrimination in the entertainment industry by blocking a popular Hollywood website from posting the ages of actors was struck down Tuesday as unconstitutional.

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Mich. Model Shoots Her Husband and Adult Children Before Turning the Gun on Herself
Tue Feb 20 22:05:19 EST 2018

Friends of a Michigan woman, who shot and killed her family before turning the gun on herself, say they are shocked.

“I couldn’t believe it,” longtime friend Joyce Taylor told the Detroit Free Press of 45-year-old Lauren Stuart fatally shooting herself and her family in what police have declared a murder-suicide. “I just couldn’t believe it.”

Lauren and her family were found dead in their Keego Harbor home Friday after a concerned relative called the police and requested a welfare check, police said in a news release.

Upon arrival, authorities discovered four bodies in the home that have since been identified as belonging to Lauren, husband Daniel, 47, and their two adult children: Steven, 27, and Bethany 24, the news release states.

Both of Lauren’s children were in college, according to the Free Press. David was a data solutions architect for the University of Michigan’s Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care, according to Michigan Daily.

On her LinkedIn page, Lauren listed herself as a model, and part-time personal trainer at a Detroit metro-area YMCA.

The victims had all been shot in the head, WXYZ reports. A handgun was located at the scene.

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Speaking to the Free Press, Taylor, who last saw Lauren a week before the incident, said that the couple were very much in love but had been having a hard time.

“She worshiped Danny. Danny worshiped her. They were like hand in glove,” Taylor told the paper. “But she was very concerned about Dan. He was prone to depression and she was always worried about him.”

Taylor said she and some other friends worried an incident from five years earlier pushed Lauren to kill herself and her family.

Five years ago, the family had been shunned from the Jehovah’s Witness church because of “doctrinal and social issues”, she claims.

Over the weekend, Taylor went to a Kingdom Hall meeting to deliver a message to the group, which she recorded and later uploaded to YouTube.

“Excuse me everyone, my name is Joyce Taylor,” she says. “Two days ago, four people died as a result of your shunning process.”

“Five years ago you people pulled your support from this small family, the only support they had was you people. You turned them away and you shunned them,” she continued.

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Taylor told the Free Press the Stuarts wanted their children to be college educated, which the church was against. She said being shunned from the church meant that no one, not even family, can contact you.

“ was in emotional distress,” Taylor told the paper. “She felt alone. I was her lifeline.”

A representative from the Union Lake Kingdom Hall could not be reached for comment Tuesday. Keego Harbor police have not released a motive at this time. The investigation is still ongoing.

Jennifer Lawrence on 'Hot' Timothée Chalamet: '[I'm] Buttering Him Up Like a Pig for Slaughter'
Tue Feb 20 22:02:36 EST 2018

Jennifer Lawrence revealed she has a crush on Timothée Chalamet, gushing over Call Me By Your Name star recently.

“ buttering him up like a pig for slaughter,” the Red Sparrow star, 27, joked to Entertainment Tonight, adding that she’s waiting for the 22-year-old star to “get a little older” before making a move.

“I’m going to swing right in there as soon as he’s, like, 30,” she said, before asking, “He’s old enough to say that, right? He’s over 18?”

She added with a laugh, “What if I was like, ‘He’s hot!’ and he’s 15?”

 

Chalamet earned an Oscar nod for playing a 17-year-old who has an affair with an older man (played by Armie Hammer) in Call Me By Your Name.

“I didn’t realize he was so young,” Lawrence told ET. “Tell him to wait! … so, so talented and hot!”

The actress, who recently split with director Darren Aronofsky, attended the wedding of one of her best friends, Amy Schumer, earlier this week.

RELATED VIDEO: Timothée Chalamet Donates Woody Allen Movie Salary To Time’s Up, RAINN

“It was beautiful. It was very sudden, but it was, I was sobbing the whole ,” she previously told Entertainment Tonight.

“His vows were stunning,” Lawrence continued. “It’s when two people really love each other and they really mean it, it shows, and it was a beautiful ceremony and an amazing time. I couldn’t be happier for them.”

Red Sparrow hits theaters March 2.

MTV Fires Teen Mom 2's David Eason After Alleged Homophobic Rant on Twitter
Tue Feb 20 21:44:51 EST 2018

Teen Mom 2‘s David Eason has been fired from MTV’s hit reality show after he allegedly posted a series of homophobic tweets this week.

“David Eason’s personal comments do not reflect the views of MTV,” the network said in a statement to PEOPLE on Tuesday.

“With six weeks left of production on Teen Mom 2, effective immediately, we are ending our relationship with him.”

A representative for Evans and Eason did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

Teen Mom fans took to social media to protest Eason’s involvement with the show after he allegedly referred to gay and transgender people as “abominations.”

Since the controversy, Eason’s Twitter account has been taken down but screenshots of the alleged tweets have been circulating on social media.

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Eason shared a news story about the possibility of allowing people with concealed carry permits to bring guns to school property, allegedly tweeting, “It only makes sense to protect our kids the proper way… the only way we know how.”

When a Twitter user suggested people use “education” and “intentional parenting” as ways to protect children instead of with weapons, Eason allegedly replied, “No, you are wrong. Please tell me sir, how do you propose we make all of America start being better parents? Or are you a monkeys uncle?”

The Twitter user told Eason to stop “glorifying assault rifles” and to teach his children “how to solve problems without calling people names or using force.”

RELATED: ‘I Finally Snagged a Good Man’ — Teen Mom‘s Jenelle Evans on Finding Love with David Eason After a String of Broken Relationships

Eason allegedly responded with, “And just what makes you think you have the right to tell me how to be a parent? Because you think you know me? Lmao why don’t you go tell the homo and transgender parents to start teaching their kids better morals? Oh I forgot that’s supposed to be normal.”

A different Twitter user asked Eason if he was going to teach his children “to hate gay and transgender people.”

“No, I’m going to teach them not to associate with them or be that way,” he allegedly responded. “If you lay down with dogs you get up with fleas.”

RELATED ARTICLE: Teen Mom‘s Jenelle Evans Admits She Used Drugs While Pregnant with Daughter Ensley

On Tuesday, his wife Jenelle Evans issued a statement to TMZ defending her husband.

“David didn’t understand how offensive people would get or how Twitter even works. Now that he realizes his voice is very strong within media/tabloids he has deactivated his account. He agrees he will keep his comments to himself from now on,” she said. “David doesn’t hate people from the LGBT community. My old manager was gay and used to be one of me and Davids close friends. We attended Farrah’s birthday in Miami with a lot of LGBT people there and he didn’t act in any type of way. We went had a good time and left. We are sorry for the comments that were made.”

RELATED VIDEO: Jenelle Evans’ Ex Kieffer Delp Reportedly Arrested in Suspected Meth Lab Bust

Evans’ relationship with Eason was a point of contention on the most recent season of Teen Mom 2: Evans, 26, threatened to quit the show after an episode exposing the couple’s marital tensions aired. Evans later told PEOPLE that she couldn’t stop crying after watching it and felt as though she is “always portrayed as ‘the bad one’ to them no matter how much I change.”

with reporting by AURELIE CORINTHIOS

 


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