Lady Gaga mourns ‘Born This Way’ model Zombie Boy

Lady Gaga mourns ‘Born This Way’ model Zombie Boy
Aug. 3 (UPI) — Lady Gaga is mourning the death of “Born This Way” model Zombie Boy. The 32-year-old singer paid tribute to Zombie Boy, born Rick Genest, in tweets Thursday following the model’s apparent suicide at age 32. “The suicide of friend Rick Genest, Zombie Boy is beyond devastating. We have to work harder to change the culture, bring Mental Health to the forefront and erase the stigma that we can’t talk about it,” Lady Gaga wrote. “If you are suffering, call a friend or family today. We must save each other,” she urged her followers. “Reach out if you’re in pain, and if you know someone who is, reach out to them too.” Lady Gaga said she will partner with her Born This Way Foundation in the fall to promote kindness and well-being in a new campaign. “Kindness and mental health aren’t one time practices. They aren’t just... More

Air guitarists gather in Brooklyn for national championship

Air guitarists gather in Brooklyn for national championship
Aug. 3 (UPI) — Imitation musicians are gathering in New York City to strum invisible instruments for the Air Guitar National Championships. The event, scheduled for Saturday night at Rough Trade NYC in Brooklyn, features highly talented competitors pretending to play invisible guitars to song of their choice in the first round. Top competitors making it to the second round will be assigned a surprise song to perform. Officials said judges are looking at technical merit, stage presence and the “ineffable quality of airness.” The winner of Saturday’s event will proudly represent the United States at the 22nd Annual International Competition later this month in Finland. More

Kourtney Kardashian details ‘ongoing’ tension with Kim

Kourtney Kardashian details ‘ongoing’ tension with Kim
Aug. 3 (UPI) — Kourtney Kardashian says her tension with sister Kim Kardashian is “ongoing.” The 39-year-old television personality discussed her issues with Kim in a fascinating interview with E! News after calling the 37-year-old reality star an “evil human being” in a Keeping Up with the Kardashians promo that debuted Thursday. “I think it started at the end of Season 14, a lot of tension building between us,” Kourtney said. “I felt like every day almost I was being picked on and criticized and I just couldn’t take it any more.” Kourtney said she’s still working out her problems with Kim and their sister Khloe Kardashian. “Honestly, I think it’s ongoing,” the star said. “I’ve really been working on myself a lot and I think through my growth, I’m better at expressing myself. I think in the past I’ve always been great at like not being emotional. I think... More

Kathryn Dennis says she’s ‘kind of in talks’ for ‘The Bachelorette’

Kathryn Dennis says she’s ‘kind of in talks’ for ‘The Bachelorette’
Aug. 3 (UPI) — Kathryn Dennis may star on The Bachelorette. The 25-year-old television personality hinted this week she will succeed Becca Kufrin on the ABC reality competition. Dennis spoke out on Twitter after a fan asked if she would ever consider being on The Bachelorette. “Actually I’m kind of in talks about it,” she responded, adding a smiley face emoji covering its mouth. The Southern Charm star further teased the prospect after another fan urged her to appear on the show. “Maybeeeee,” she wrote, adding several more emojis. Southern Charm premiered a fifth season on Bravo in April. Dennis slammed Ashley Jacobs, a recurring cast member, in a tweet Wednesday after Jacobs attributed her weight loss to the pressures of filming. “Girl this is your first year and you’re an . Sorry to be blunt but there’s no excuse,” Dennis wrote. “The original cast has been through a helluva... More

More than 100 escaped goats overrun Idaho neighborhood

More than 100 escaped goats overrun Idaho neighborhood
Aug. 3 (UPI) — More than 100 goats caused a scene in an Idaho neighborhood on Friday when they escaped from a rental business and wandered through yards. Residents of the Summerwind Drive neighborhood on the west side of Boise said the goats showed up about 7 a.m. Friday and started eating plants. The 118 goats were later found to have escaped from a corral near the Ada County Highway District, where they had been rented to clear foliage. The goats belong to Kim and Matt Gabica, who use them for a business called We Rent Goats. The animals escaped from the corral by knocking out slats of a wooden fence. The business owners said employees were able to round up the goats and put them in a truck. They said all 118 animals are safe and accounted for. More