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“I love you”: John Travolta’s tribute to Jett

<p dir="ltr">John Travolta penned a message to his son, Jett, on what would have been his 29th birthday.</p> <p dir="ltr">The tribute was shared on Instagram on Tuesday, April 13, the day Jett was born, alongside a photo of Travolta with his son.</p> <p dir="ltr">“Happy birthday my beautiful Jetty. I love you,” the<span> </span><em>Grease</em><span> </span>star wrote.</p> <p dir="ltr">Travolta’s daughter, Ella, also shared her own tribute to her late brother. The 21-year old captioned a photo of them together as kids with, “I love you Jetty. Happy Birthday”.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CNoS4HLHYyO/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CNoS4HLHYyO/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Ella Travolta (@ella.travolta)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p dir="ltr">Jett passed away in January 2009 while the family was on holiday in the Bahamas. The 16-year old had suffered a seizure and hit his head at their holiday home at the Old Bahama Bay Hotel on Grand Bahama Island.</p> <p dir="ltr">This marks the first birthday since Travolta’s wife, Kelly Preston’s passing at 57 after a two-year battle with breast cancer.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/B-8kEG6AbC_/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B-8kEG6AbC_/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Kelly Preston (@therealkellypreston)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p dir="ltr">After their son’s death, Travolta and Preston confirmed that Jett had autism and would have seizures regularly. On an episode of<span> </span><em>The Doctors</em><span> </span>in November 2012, Preston opened up about Jett’s autism.</p> <p dir="ltr">“He was autistic. He had seizures and when he was very young, he had Kawasaki syndrome,” she explained.</p> <p dir="ltr">Fans shared messages of support for Travolta and hoped that Jett and Kelly would be celebrating together.</p> <p dir="ltr">“I believe he and Kelly are together (again) forever … I hope you have found comfort in that, in some small measure at least,” one commenter wrote.</p>

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Family of pregnant young couple tragically killed in hit and run break their silence

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in">The family of a young couple who were expecting their first child and were mowed down while they walked their dogs, say all they have is an unfinished baby blanket to remember them by.<br /><br />Kate Leadbetter, 31, and her partner Matthew Field, 37, were overjoyed to soon meet their first child, a son named Miles.<br /><br />However, tragedy struck when the pair were run over in Alexandra Hills in eastern Brisbane on Australia Day.</div> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7840751/family.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/ba1e0feb928d4d2eafe8cf5dc7732069" /><br />A 17-year-old has been charged for allegedly hitting the pair with a stolen Land Cruiser while high on drugs, and on bail for 50 other charges.<br /><br />He has been charged with murder and several other crimes, including ramming another car hours before.<br /><br />Kate's mother Jeannie and stepfather Tom Richter said Miles would have been their first grandchild.<br /><br />He was due to be born in May.<br /><br />Sadly, the tiny crocheted blanket will remain unused by baby Miles, however it has offered the family a tiny bit of hope amid their heartache.<br /><br />She vowed to finish the blanket in honour of her grandson, telling <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.couriermail.com.au/" target="_blank"><em>Courier Mail</em></a>: “I haven’t gotten back to it, but I will. I will do it.”</div> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7840749/family-2.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/1f949447df3b4489a476eb19af3ea18c" /><br /><br />Since January 26, the grieving parents' say their lives have completely changed and everything they do has a “hollow ring to it” and they just “go through the motions.”<br /><br />Jeannie said that during Christmas, just a month before their deaths, Katie had declared how big the family would be the next year once little Miles arrived.<br /><br />“I should be like, "wow, now is five weeks 'til the baby is born… I should be worrying if I'm capable of looking after a newborn overnight, or if I've lost the skill". I thought (that's what) I'd be worrying about right now,” she said.<br /><br />'We had the best life. We were just sweet, it was all good. And then in the space of thirty seconds it just stopped…<br /><br />“We had a great kid and she had a great partner and we finally had that cool bit of playing with "grandies" to look forward to.”<br /><br />Mr Richter relived the moment when the couple told their family they were pregnant, saying they had looked overjoyed.<br /><br />He said they came over and Jeannie opened a bottle of wine, but Katie turned it down before telling them the news, with all four of them bursting into tears.<br /><br />Tragically, just months later, their world would be completely shattered when local police officers knocked on their door.<br /><br />The parents said they were in “disbelief” that they could be gone because the odds of what happened were “infinitely small”.<br /><br />The two dogs survived, which to Richter showed how it was just a matter of seconds difference between them surviving or not.<br /><br />On Wednesday, Mr Richter will release a song titled “Three Hearts” to remember their loved ones who were tragically killed.<br /><br />“Every time we think of things we want to tell Katie, even just silly little things we want to tell her, we can't anymore. Our beautiful daughter isn't there,” he said.<br /><br />Kate and Matt died at the scene on Finucane Road in Alexandra Hills.<br /><br />The teen allegedly fled the scene before stealing a set of keys from a nearby house.<br /><br />Money from the download sales of “Three Hearts” will go towards the pair’s memorial.<br /><br />Donations to Queensland Homicide Victims Support Group have been encouraged.</div> </div> </div> <div class="post-action-bar-component-wrapper"> <div class="post-actions-component"> <div class="post-context"></div> <div class="upper-row"><span class="like-bar-component"></span> <div class="right-box-container"></div> </div> </div> </div>

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Why Meghan won’t be attending Prince Philip’s funeral

<p>Buckingham Palace announced that Prince Philip's ceremonial royal funeral will take place on April 17 at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle.</p> <p>However, while Prince Harry has travelled to the UK to be with his family for the service, his wife Meghan will remain home in the US.</p> <p>The palace released a statement saying that the Duchess of Sussex, who is pregnant with her and Harry's second child, was "advised not to travel" by her doctor.</p> <p>Harry instead made the trip to the UK alone, where he will follow COVID-19 protocols.</p> <p>A source close to Meghan reportedly said she made “every effort” to go.</p> <p>“The Duchess has made every effort to travel alongside The Duke, but unfortunately, she did not receive medical clearance from her physician,” they told royal journalist Omid Scobie.</p> <p>The trip marks the first time Harry has returned to the UK since March of 2020, when he and Meghan left after stepping back from their duties as senior working members of the royal family.</p> <p>It will also be the first time Harry sees his family in person, following he and Meghan's bombshell interview with Oprah, where they accused the royal family of racism.</p> <p>Prince Philip will receive a relatively private funeral in Windsor Castle, in line with both the coronavirus pandemic restrictions and his own wishes.</p> <p>Among those attending the ceremony will be the Duke’s children, grandchildren and other close family.</p>

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"Blue and lifeless": Mum urges others to learn CPR after rescuing baby from ESKY

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>Jacci Hutchinson has urged everyone she can to learn infant CPR after she rescued her best friends 8-month-old child from an esky.</p> <p>Jacci had been visiting her best friend Raewyn's house and all of their kids were playing together until Hutchinson realised that 8-month-old Bailey was missing.</p> <p>She realised there was an esky by the door and peered inside, only to find Bailey submerged in the water.</p> <p>"I thought it was a doll submerged in the water," Jacci tells<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.essentialbaby.com.au/baby/baby-health/mums-chilling-warning-after-saving-baby-from-drowning-in-an-esky-i-thought-it-was-a-doll-20210406-h1uyxm?utm_source=nine&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=homepage" target="_blank"><em>Essential Baby</em></a><em>.</em><span> </span>"I went into shock. I don't think my brain could actually believe what I was seeing."</p> <p>"I put my hand in and touched his leg and felt his cold, wet skin," she recalls. "That's when I finally snapped. I realised... he was real and he was there in the water."</p> <p>After realising that Bailey was in the water, Jacci sprang into action.</p> <p>"I pulled Bailey out. I held him downwards to try and clear his airways. And I screamed for help," she continues.</p> <p>"I laid him on the carpet and looked up for a second and saw my friend calling an ambulance. Panic set into the house."</p> <p>"After that, I don't remember anything else except his little face. He was blue and lifeless."</p> <p>Luckily, Hutchinson was fully trained in CPR and immediately sprang into action to rescue Bailey.</p> <p>"I performed CPR for what felt like forever, but was only a short amount of time before his colouring started to improve," she recalls.</p> <p>"That's when I rolled him over and rubbed him on his back, and he arched his back and let out a cry. I rolled him back over and his eyes started to open, but he was very disoriented and drowsy."</p> <p>"So I monitored him pretty closely, wrapped him in a blanket and it was at that moment, the ambulance arrived."</p> <p>Bailey was rushed to hospital after paramedics arrived and returned home a short time later to his devastated but relieved mother.</p> <p>"She (Raewyn) just kept hugging me and saying, 'I don't know what I would have done if you weren't here," Jacci recalled.</p> <p>Bailey is now 14 years old, but the incident is something everyone else remembers, despite it happening in 2007.</p> <p>It also <span>prompted Jacci to change career paths into infant aquatics and water safety.</span></p> <p>She has since completed her certificate IV in ambulance care and works as a swim instructor trying to raise awareness about CPR.</p> <p>"It is easy to learn, and having the confidence to respond and react in an emergency could make all the difference," Jacci explained.</p> <p>"I would encourage every single parent or caregiver to learn CPR.</p> <p>"Kids are drawn to water, and it only takes a very small amount.</p> <p>"I still get a chill every time I see an esky."</p> </div> </div> </div>

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"I'm not judging you": Stranger leaves heartwarming note for mums camping in caravan park

<p>A heartwarming note posted in a caravan park in Victoria has welcomed mums during the school holidays.</p> <p>The letter, posted to Facebook page<span> </span><em>Mum Central</em>, was addressed to "all the mums" and has since been liked over 1,200 times.</p> <p>“To all of the mums, when I look at you or are in ears reach of you trying to discipline or comfort your child I want you to know I am not judging you,” the note reads.</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FMumCentralAU%2Fposts%2F1901262980032974&amp;width=500&amp;show_text=true&amp;height=609&amp;appId" width="500" height="609" style="border: none; overflow: hidden;" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true" allow="autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; picture-in-picture; web-share"></iframe></p> <p>“I admire you, your strength, patience and the pure determination you have to try to give your family beautiful memories is priceless.</p> <p>“Love and respect to you all! Happy Easter.”</p> <p>Mums of course loved the note and shared their joy at the understanding note leaver.</p> <p>“Think we would have appreciated this note that time we camped at Shoal Bay,” one person said.</p> <p>“I’ve had a retired couple say that to us in Mildura, it was so lovely to hear and talk about when they’d travelled with their three kids. Kids and camping can be mayhem(but worth it),“ another added.</p> <p>“I wish all campers thought like this. Taking children camping is sometimes difficult,” a third chimed in.</p>

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Family of Captain Sir Tom Moore announce fundraising event to mark 101st birthday

<p>Captain Sir Tom Moore’s family is continuing his legacy by announcing a new fundraising event on what would have been his 101st<br />birthday.</p> <p>The WWII veteran made global headlines when he spent his quarantine days walking 100 laps around his back garden ahead of his 100th<br />birthday.</p> <p>He ended up raising £33 million (AUD $60 million) for the National Health Service (NHS) – breaking the Just Giving record for the largest sum of money raised through a single campaign.</p> <p>To mark his birthday on April 30, the family have launched The Captain Tom 100.</p> <p>"We want people to go crazy and create their own 100 - a challenge around the number 100," his daughter Hannah Ingram-Moore told<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-56641436" target="_blank" title="BBC"><em>BBC</em></a>.</p> <p>"Because he was 100 and he was so proud to be 100."</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7840582/captain-tom-moore.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/c862a02d993b46b9a734736412a8be4d" /></p> <p><em>Image: Getty</em></p> <p>Ms Ingram-Moore went on to say: "I really hope people see this [100 challenge] for what it is, which is an absolute chance to bring joy, put money back into charities and support the Captain Tom Foundation, which after all is the legacy of hope that he's left us."</p> <p>The family is encouraging people to get out and raise money by doing 100 of something, whether it is baking 100 cupcakes or climbing 100 steps.</p> <p>"It is probably my deepest regret that he is not here but I can do nothing about that. What we can do is deliver something sensational on his birthday," Ms Ingram-Moore told<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/14550471/captain-tom-moore-100-challenge-charity/" target="_blank" title="The Sun"><em>The Sun</em></a>.</p> <p>"My father was so proud to have made it to 100 and so much happened in that year that he was one hundred. It's a great number, so we felt compelled to keep it.</p> <p>"One hundred is synonymous with him around the world so it had to be 100."</p> <p>Captain Tom Moore died on February 2 due to COVID-19 complications – the very cause he raised money for.</p>

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Dan Andrews reveals new milestone after nasty fall

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has updated Aussies on his condition after he slipped on wet stairs on March 9.</p> <p>He suffered from broken ribs and a fractured T7 vertebra, but in a sweet Easter update, he let everyone know how he's doing.</p> <p>"Thanks for all your messages of support over the past couple of weeks. They’ve really helped to keep my spirits up in what’s been a pretty painful time," he tweeted.</p> <p>"I’m making steady progress and being diligent with my physio exercises.</p> <p>"Also building up my walking and am up to about 18 minutes on my daily walk.</p> <p>"If you’re giving, receiving, hunting, decorating or eating eggs today – enjoy."</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">I’m making steady progress and being diligent with my physio exercises. Also building up my walking and am up to about 18 minutes on my daily walk.<br /><br />If you’re giving, receiving, hunting, decorating or eating eggs today – enjoy.</p> — Dan Andrews (@DanielAndrewsMP) <a href="https://twitter.com/DanielAndrewsMP/status/1378607371669303297?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 4, 2021</a></blockquote> <p>Andrews has taken six weeks off to recover, with Deputy Premier James Merlino as acting premier in his absence.</p> <p>Andrews narrowly avoided permanent damage to his spinal cord and thanked the community for their well wishes as he recovers.</p> <p>"They've really helped me to keep my spirits up in what's been a pretty painful time," he said.</p> </div> </div> </div>

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Reality star raises over $1 million in just 16 hours for stricken baby

<p>A social media influencer has raised over £1m (AUD$1.8m) in less than a day to help his daughter get life-saving treatment for leukaemia.</p> <p>Ashley Cain, who appeared on the MTV series Ex on the Beach, wrote on Instagram on Saturday that he and his partner Safiyya Vorajee, also an influencer, "are on our knees asking for help" after their seven-month-old, Azaylia, had a leukaemia relapse.</p> <p>The baby requires a year-long CAR-T therapy, plus a haplo transplant, for the best chance of survival, Cain wrote.</p> <p>It only took 16 hours after the post went up for Cain to hit the £1m target after more than 83,000 people donated.</p> <p>The 30-year-old said: “After long discussions and a global outreach for treatment, our consultants along with consultants from around the world have come to the conclusion that the ONLY option to save a minimum period of 1 year.</p> <p>“Because of the aggressiveness of Azaylia’s disease, we don’t have time on our side and we may have to fly out within a matter of weeks. Azaylia is such a strong little girl who has fought through every near impossible battle so far and she has done it all with love in her heart and a smile on her face!”</p> <p>Cain and Vorajee welcomed Azaylia in August, and learned their baby was suffering from leukemia at eight weeks old.</p> <p>“Azaylia had a frighteningly high leukemia count plus tumours in her spleen, stomach, lungs and kidneys which put her in critical condition and resulted in her being put into intensive care,” Cain wrote on the fundraising page.</p> <p>“The doctors warned us that there was a high probability that she wouldn’t survive past the first round of chemotherapy due to the aggressiveness and rareness of her disease combined with her age.”</p> <p>The couple, who have already surpassed their fundraising target, said they will donate any extra money to “other children and their families in the same situation”.</p>

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"Moved beyond words": Prince Charles reflects on UK COVID pandemic

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>Prince Charles has been "moved beyond words" as he released a video message marking the National Day of Reflection in the UK.</p> <p>The National Day of Reflection marks one year since the first COVID-19 lockdown started in the UK and honours the 126,000 lives lost since the start of the pandemic with a minute silence at midday UK time.</p> <p>The Prince of Wales has battled coronavirus himself in April and paid tribute to the communities across the UK that have banded together and sacrificed for others.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">One year on since the UK went into lockdown, The Prince of Wales, as Patron of <a href="https://twitter.com/mariecurieuk?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@mariecurieuk</a>, shares a message to mark this <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/DayOfReflection?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#DayOfReflection</a>. 🌼 <a href="https://t.co/sRY7Ba6Czy">pic.twitter.com/sRY7Ba6Czy</a></p> — The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall (@ClarenceHouse) <a href="https://twitter.com/ClarenceHouse/status/1374283438434443267?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 23, 2021</a></blockquote> <p>"We have all been inspired by the resourcefulness we have witnessed, humbled by the dedication shown by so many, and moved, beyond words, by the sacrifices we have seen," he said in the clip.</p> <p>"Whatever our faith or philosophy may be, let us take a moment together to remember those who have been lost, to give thanks for their lives, and to acknowledge the inexpressible pain of parting.</p> <p>"In their memory, let us resolve to work for a future inspired by our highest values, that have been displayed so clearly by the people of this country through this most challenging of times."</p> <p>The video message was recorded on behalf of the Marie Curie Foundation where Prince Charles is the royal patron.</p> <p>The charity estimates six million people have been bereaved since the beginning of the pandemic.</p> <p>"Many people who are grieving say the support they receive from their friends and family is one of the things that helps them get through," the charity said, adding: "Don't be afraid to reach out."</p> </div> </div> </div>

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Ellen’s wife recovering after being rushed to hospital

<p><span>Ellen DeGeneres’ wife, Portia de Rossi, is resting at home after she was rushed to hospital and underwent an unexpected surgery last week.</span><br /><br /><span>The actress is in recovery after a health scare revealed she had appendicitis.</span><br /><br /><span>A representative for the couple told People Magazine that the actress, 48, is “doing well”.</span><br /><br /><span>“Ellen rushed Portia to the hospital on Friday night, she was in a lot of pain,” the statement read.</span><br /><br /><span>“It was appendicitis and she had surgery.”</span><br /><br /><span>They added that DeGeneres, 63, is “taking care of her. It was a scare at first, but all good now.”</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/B3kRZP3pN59/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B3kRZP3pN59/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Portia de Rossi (@portiaderossi)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><br /><span>de Rossi’s health scare follows just three months after DeGeneres had her own concerning medical diagnosis, admitting to the world she had tested positive for coronavirus.</span><br /><br /><span>“Hi Everyone, I want to let you all know that I tested positive for COVID-19,” the television personality wrote.</span><br /><br /><span>“Fortunately, I’m feeling fine right now. Anyone who has been in close contact with me has been notified, and I am following all proper CDC guidelines.”</span><br /><br /><span>She added, “Please stay healthy and safe.”</span><br /><br /><span>It has been a rocky year for DeGeneres indeed, who praised her wife and thanked her for her support.</span><br /><br /><span>“I couldn’t have gone through everything I went through without her,” she told People, following toxic workplace allegations against the Ellen DeGeneres Show.</span><br /><br /><span>“It was a horrible time in my life, and she was a rock. She kept me going and tried to help me put things in perspective.”</span><br /><br /><span>de Rossi added: “We’ve grown together as a couple, and we really consider each other and put our relationship first.”</span><br /><br /><span>DeGeneres and de Rossi met in 2000 and have been together for 15 years.</span><br /><br /><span>The pair married in 2008.</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/B6uBfQQJtYr/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B6uBfQQJtYr/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Portia de Rossi (@portiaderossi)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><br /><span>de Rossi told Oprah in 2005: “(I knew Ellen was the one) when I first laid eyes on her, but it took me three years to actually tell her how I felt about her because I was on Ally McBeal at the time and I was not living as an openly gay person.</span><br /><br /><span>“I was closeted and very, very afraid that if I talked about being gay, it would be the end of my career, so I wasn’t about to date the most famous lesbian in the world.”</span><br /><br /><span>The couple married in 2008 after the Supreme Court of California legalised same-sex marriage in 2008.</span></p>

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Social media star warns against "life hacks" after burns

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>A social media star has warned others against trying online "hacks" as she suffered from third-degree burns on her body.</p> <p>British dancer Abbie Quinnen recreated a popular trick from YouTube with her boyfriend AJ Pritchard, but was engulfed in flames when a flaming wine bottle exploded and lit her face, hair, arms and chest on fire.</p> <p>Quinnen has gone through weeks of intensive care and up to 20 hospital visits, but has thanked her fans for support.</p> <p>"I'm so overwhelmed with all your love and support. Thank you all so very much! It means a lot," she wrote.</p> <p>She explained the incident and warned fans against trying the hacks.</p> <p>"Unfortunately I have had an accident. Whilst we were attempting to create a glass bottle into a vase from following a YouTube tutorial, it went terribly wrong," she explained.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CMrklVYHCjP/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CMrklVYHCjP/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Abbie Quinnen (@abbiequinnen)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p>"It resulted in me incurring injuries &amp; burns requiring continuous hospital treatment over the past seven weeks."</p> <p>"I also want to say a massive thank you to the nurses and doctors at the Chelsea &amp; Westminster burns unit for their incredible care and treatment," she added.</p> <p>The hack the pair were trying was turning a glass wine bottle into a vase after following a tutorial on YouTube.</p> <p>The glass bottle was cut in half by dipping a length of rope in flammable liquid and lighting a flame to it, but the technique backfired when the bottle exploded.</p> </div> </div> </div>

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Rachel Hunter's heartbreaking news

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>Rachel Hunter took to Instagram to pay a heartfelt tribute to her friend Milica who tragically passed away from cancer.</p> <p>Hunter shared a sweet photo of the two of them with a lengthy caption explaining what had happened to her friend.</p> <p>It read: "Milica- Milly [heartbroken emoji]. She loved + gave time to everyone she came across, she would make you laugh, feel loved, feel mischievous, those sharp eyes would also protect, she would breathe life back into you when you were down.</p> <p>"Her empathy to care and listen to all she came in contact with. Kindness, no matter who you were.</p> <p>"My life is richer, the tapestry woven deep with color since she entered my life, my heart is broken ripped out, and it has taken some time to share.</p> <p>"Since the call early this week. Grief we all experience differently.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CMjTXJVFxCE/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CMjTXJVFxCE/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Rachel Hunter (@rachelhunterx)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p>"But she loved to share and so with this post I share her love and laughter her Love of Life. She put up a hard fight against cancer, with her amazing angels that stood with her and took care of her during this time. You all know who you are.</p> <p>"An amazing mother To her beautiful incredible kids . I stand with you and love you and am here for you.</p> <p>"To be honest these words don’t do justice, you were part of my soul and always will be.</p> <p>"My dear beautiful naughty, graceful, fearless force + funny, soul . I Love you. God speed."</p> <p>Fans were quick to offer words of comfort to the model.</p> <p>"So sorry for your loss Rachel. Sounds like she was the most amazing person spreading love and positivity to those she came in contact with. Rip," one wrote.</p> <p>"So sorry for the loss of your special person," another agreed.</p> </div> </div> </div>

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Prince Harry's touching note to lost loved ones

<p>Prince Harry has revealed the impact his mother's death affected him in a new book that's aimed at helping young people and children cope with the loss of a loved one during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> <p>The Duke of Sussex wrote the foreword for<span> </span><em>Hospital By The Hill</em>, a book project from the Hampshire child bereavement support charity Simon Says.</p> <p>The story follows a young person coping with the death of their mother who had been working in a local hospital on the frontline of the coronavirus crisis.</p> <p>“If you are reading this book, it’s because you’ve lost your parent or a loved one, and while I wish I was able to hug you right now, I hope this story is able to provide you comfort in knowing that you’re not alone,” Harry’s message begins.</p> <p>He then goes on to talk about the loss of his mother Princess Diana.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CMM3vB-l86e/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CMM3vB-l86e/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Princess Diana Spencer (@princesdianaa)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p>“When I was a young boy I lost my mum,” Harry continues.</p> <p>“At the time I didn’t want to believe it or accept it, and it left a huge hole inside of me.</p> <p>“I know how you feel, and I want to assure you that over time that hole will be filled with so much love and support.</p> <p>“We all cope with loss in a different way, but when a parent goes to heaven, I was told their spirit, their love and the memories of them do not.</p> <p>“They are always with you and you can hold onto them forever. I find this to be true.”</p> <p>The introduction ends with Prince Harry acknowledging what people are feeling and saying that "the feeling will pass".</p> <p>“And I will make a promise to you - you will feel better and stronger once you are ready to talk about how it makes you feel.”</p> <p>Princess Diana died in a car crash in Paris as her vehicle was chased by paparazzi on motorcycles.</p>

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Entire home swept away on wedding day

<p>It took less than 10 minutes for the entirety of Sarah Soars and Josh Edge's belongings, including their pet dog, to float away inside their home, which was overtaken by unrelenting flood waters.</p> <p>The couple was getting ready to tie the knot, but instead they were forced to watch their home float away in Mondrook on the NSW Mid North coast, with everything they hold near and dear inside.</p> <p>"All I wanted to do was get married to Sarah. It was pretty devastating to watch," an emotional Mr Edge told Nine's Weekend Today on Sunday.</p> <p>He recounted the moment he received a call from Ms Soars, who is currently stuck in Taree, telling him their home had been taken by the gushing water.</p> <p>"I was in Tinonee where the river is, watching our home float past. It was devastating. We lost everything. Our little dog was in the house," he told the program.</p> <p>"There was no warning, no one expected to be this bad. The water rose so quickly."</p> <p>Mr Edge was fighting back tears as he thought of their animals and the pain they would have felt beneath the water.</p> <p>"We loved all our animals, the pain that they had to go through, I don't want to think about it. She [the dog] would have been so scared. The force of that river was unbelievable, to lift our home, it's just unbelievable," he said.</p> <p>Since losing everything, the couple have had no option but to lean on their community for support, with Mr Edge's brother<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://au.gofundme.com/f/help-joshua-and-sarah-get-back-on-their-feet?qid=78106309745456147c3e785807d2868b" target="_blank">establishing a GoFundMe account</a><span> </span>to help get them back on their feet.</p> <p><span>"On 20th March our brother Joshua and his fiancé Sarah lost everything they owned to the flood waters in mondrook nsw on the mid north coast," the fundraising post reads. "What was suppose to be their wedding day ended up with them losing the house they were renting and everything they have work hard for and sadly losing their pets as well. We are trying to raise money to help them start again, anything would be much appreciated."</span></p> <p>"We've got nothing, my brother has given me clothes. All I wanted to do was get married to Sarah," he told Today.</p> <p>Ms Soars said the ordeal had left her "lost for words".</p> <p>At the time of writing, more than $75,500 had been raised for the couple in less than one day.</p> <p>Photo credit: <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.9news.com.au/wild-weather/weather-australia-2021-wild-weather-extremes-in-pictures-bushfires-floods-snow-storms/e8ee48d2-71a0-499b-a05b-7cc759b05a76" target="_blank">9News</a></p>

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Olympic hopeful killed by lightning strike

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>The surfing world has been left shocked after Katherine Diaz Hernandez was killed by a lightning strike at a beach in El Salvador over the weekend.</p> <p>She was entering the water around 5 pm when the lightning hit her.</p> <p>Members of the public rushed to try to help her, with an ambulance rushing her to the hospital. Unfortunately, she could not be revived.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CK7kDQOjzF0/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CK7kDQOjzF0/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by KATHERINE DIAZ (@katherinecook7)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p> </p> <p>Diaz was training for a global competition to be held in El Salvador that is the last qualifying event before the Olympics.</p> <p>“I just found out about the death of Salvadoran surfer Katherine Díaz,” said Yamil Bukele, president of the Salvadoran Sports Institute. “I am very sorry for this death and I join the pain that overwhelms her family. Our solidarity with ‘el Bamba’ and the surf family. Peace for your soul.”</p> <p>Jaime Delgado, the former president of the Salvadoran Surf Federation, posted on Facebook: “You enjoyed your dream and you started doing what you liked the most.</p> <p>"Those of us who knew you know that you leave a great emptiness in our hearts. A hug to heaven, ‘Katu’, Katherine Díaz”.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div>

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