It was an American Idol reunion when former judge Paula Abdul joined in on the America’s Got Talent finale fun Wednesday night at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
The So You Think You Can Dance judge’s appearance, assisting The Clairvoyants and Philadelphia Eagles magician Jon Dorenbos, got a big laugh out of her former Idol comrade Simon Cowell.
Abdul magically appeared after Thommy Ten showed judge Heidi Klumflip cards of celebrity pictures, instructing her to “Stop anywhere you like.” Klum stopped on Abdul’s picture.
“What a coincidence,” said Ten, as Abdul walked onstage.
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Cowell was visibly shocked, and broke out into a big smile as Abdul assisted Ten and his assistant, Amelie van Tass, in a trick predicting lottery numbers.
Abdul was particularly charming as she squinted to read the numbers on a ticket Ten handed her. “Oh my God, I need eyeglasses,” she said.
After successfully matching every number, Abdul was utilized once more for a card trick with Dorenbos, ripping up a card before he finished the instructions. Cowell’s reaction — burying his head in his hands — was priceless.
Abdul was a good sport, as Dorenbos reattached the card through the miracle of magic.
Dorenbos placed third in the competition, with The Clairvoyants just ahead of him in the runner-up spot. At the end of the two-hour finale, 12-year-old singer/ukulele player Grace VanderWaal was crowned the winner.
In series of photos known as “SNLjr,” photographer Brandon Hill released a variety of pics with children dressed as your favorite “Saturday Night Live” characters! From Gilly to Stefon, the photographs are brilliant. Check them out below.
1.) Will Ferrell’s “Gene Frenkle”
2.) Dana Carvey’ “The Church Lady”
3.) Kristen Wiig’s “Gilly”
4.) Bill Hader’s “Stefon”
5.) Molly Shannon’s “Mary Catherine Gallagher”
6.) Tracy Morgan’s “Brian Fellow”
7.) Chris Farley’s “Matt Foley”
Pretty amazing, right? Talk about great inspiration for Halloween! For even more of Brandon’s incredible photography skills, check out his website, here.
A police officer fatally shot a 13-year-old he was trying to detain following reports of an armed robbery, according to officials in Columbus, Ohio.
Authorities identified as the boy as Tyree King. The Columbus Division of Police said in a statement that King “pulled a gun from his waistband” when officers attempted to take him and another male into custody Wednesday night.
Following the shooting, police said investigators recovered a BB gun with an attached laser sight from the scene.
Police were called to a report of a group of people — including one armed with a gun — demanding money at 7:42 p.m. ET.
Officers arriving at the scene saw three people matching the suspects’ descriptions around a block away. However, when they attempted to speak with them, two of the males ran away, according to the police statement.
“Officers followed the males to the alley … and attempted to take them into custody when one suspect pulled a gun from his waistband,” it added. “One officer shot and struck the suspect multiple times.”
King was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead at 8:22 p.m. ET.
No one else was injured. The other male suspect was interviewed and later released pending further inquiries,
As with all police-involved shootings, the officers will receive “mandated psychological support counseling” and be given the opportunity to “take leave time to assist in recovery from a traumatic experience,” according to the Columbus Division of Police.
The officer who fired the shots is a nine-year veteran of the force who just recently transferred to the zone where the incident happened, according to NBC station WCMH.
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The incident comes almost two years after 12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot dead by a police officer in Cleveland, Ohio.
Rice, a black sixth-grade student, was holding a pellet gun when the officer shot him within two seconds of arriving at the scene.
His death sparked protests over policing and racial bias. Last December, a grand jury chose not to indict the two officers involved. In April, the city of Cleveland agreed to pay $6 million to settle a civil rights lawsuit brought by the Rice family.
“The feeling of stopping a crew of 100 people from doing their jobs is far more stressful than missing Intro to Greek Drama class at a liberal-arts college, but I felt the same sense of hot shame,” Dunham wrote of her struggles with the illness. “The kind of shame you feel as someone with an anxiety disorder that plays tricks on them. The kind of shame you feel as a woman showing weakness.”
She had a surgery in November, noting that afterward, “I was better than I had been in ten years.”