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Kendra Wilkinson Celebrates Baby Shower

Kendra on Top star Kendra Wilkinson enjoyed a posh baby shower on Saturday, April 19 at the home of her good pal, model-actress Jessica Hall. Produced but Good Carma Studio, the expectant mama, 28, and a few of her close girlfriends enjoyed an afternoon of pampering, good food and loads of laughter.

“My favorite part of the shower was while all my friends were drinking VEEV VitaFrute Coconut Colada inside real coconuts and having fun, I went over and had a massage from the guys from Manly Handz,” Kendra tells Celebrity Baby Scoop.

As for some of the baby gifts, it sounds like Kendra got some sweet stuff at the soirée.

“I got some really cute stuff including some adorable Stride Rite little girls shoes, a POSH Mommy ”We Love You Mommy” necklace and a Tupac onesie,” she says.

Guests noshed on an organic spread from Paleta and an amazing candy bar from Candy Me Up. And everyone went home with good bags personalized with Mabel’s Labels’ bag tags saying “Kendra’s Sprinkle.”

And not to men…

Pit Bull Who Mauled Child Sentenced To Life In Jail

A pit bull who mauled a Phoenix, Arizona, boy has been sentenced to spend his life at a no-kill shelter operated from a jail run by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Judge Deborah Griffith carried out the sentencing Tuesday, ruling that the dog, named Mickey, should spend the rest of his life living at the shelter, AZ Central reported.
On Feb. 20, 4-year-old Kevin Vicente was mauled by his babysitter's pit bull, leaving him with a broken eye socket and jaw. Newsday reported that the little boy has months, and possibly years, of reconstructive surgery ahead of him.

Animal rights activists came to the defense of the dog and shared Mickey's image online hoping to save the dog's life. On social media, the topic divided those who felt Mickey should be euthanized and those who thought life in a shelter would be more humane.
Along with spending the rest of his life in a shelter -- unable to be adopted or fostered -- the pit bull was also defanged (removing the dog's canine…

Oprah Interested in Buying Los Angeles Clippers

Oprah Winfrey has her eyes on the LA Clippers.

Following Donald Sterling‘s banning for life for his racist rant – read it here, the American media mogul plans to buy the basketball team.

It is being reported that the NBA will unanimously vote for 80-year old Sterling, to sell.

And the list of potential buyers keeps growing. They include Sean “Diddy” Combs, Floyd Mayweather and possibly Magic Johnson Jr.

On Wednesday, Oprah announced that she is interested in buying LA Clippers.

Businessman David Geffen tells sports channel ESPN that;
“Oprah is not interested in running the team. She thinks it would be a great thing for an important black American to own [another] franchise. The team deserves a better group of owners who want to win. Larry would sooner die than fail. I would sooner die than fail. Larry’s a sportsman. We’ve talked about this for a long time. Between the three of us, we have a good shot.”

The team, according to Forbes, is reportedly worth $575 Million.

Peaches Geldof Cause of Death -- Report: Socialite Died From Heroin Overdose

TMZ reports: Peaches Geldof died as the result of a heroin overdose ... according to a London newspaper that says the cause of death will be officially revealed tomorrow at an inquest.

Geldof -- daughter of British rocker Bob Geldof -- was found dead in her Kent home April 7. Authorities called it a "non-suspicious, unexplained sudden death" ... but an autopsy proved inconclusive because the coroner didn't have the results of the toxicology tests.

The Times of London reports the tox report will show she died from an overdose of heroin.  Geldof's mother, Paula Yates, died from an accidental heroin overdose in 2000.

The Times' report angered a Kent city official ... who told TMZ the toxicology results were supposed to be confidential until tomorrow's inquest, saying "if I find out who leaked it I will cut their balls off."

China denies church demolition is persecution of Christians

A massive church was razed to the ground this week in Wenzhou, a coastal Chinese city nicknamed the "Jerusalem of the East" for its large Christian population.
Local officials responsible for the demolition say the church was an illegal structure that was four times the permitted structure size. But Christian groups are concerned that the demolition signals an official campaign against religious organizations.

The Sanjiang Church took 12 years and 30 million yuan ($4.7 million) to build, reports Chinese media. Its soaring spires were a symbol of worship in a city that is fifteen percent Christian.
The church's demolition on Monday was preceded by a month-long standoff between supporters of the church and local authorities, with supporters occupying the church to protest its destruction.

The church was originally a government-approved project under the official "Three-Self Patriotic Movement," a state-sanctioned Protestant church. Last September it was lauded …

Florida jail blast: 2 dead, dozens injured, 3 missing

Three inmates are missing and two are known dead following a powerful explosion that ripped through the Escambia County Jail in Florida's Panhandle, Sheriff David Morgan said Thursday.
The inmates could be dead inside the jail or they might have escaped in the chaos following the blast, Morgan said.

Deputies haven't been able to get far enough inside the structurally-unsound building to look for the inmates in the wake of what may have been a natural gas explosion late Wednesday night, he said.
"It's pretty much complete destruction inside this facility. It was a huge explosion," he said.
Morgan said they hope to begin exploring the jail soon and provide an update Thursday evening.
Morgan's statements contradicted earlier word from county spokeswoman Kathleen Castro, who told reporters that deputies had made two sweeps through the building.
The explosion in the medium-security facility happened near the jail's booking area, Castro told reporters shortly …

Turkey bans May Day rallies, uses tear gas, water cannon on demonstrators

Turkish security forces barricaded the commercial center of Istanbul in an attempt to stop May Day celebrations from taking place in the city's iconic Taksim Square.
Police fired plastic pellets and used tear gas and water cannon in an attempt to disperse May Day demonstrators who tried to defy the ban and reach the city center.

Protesters responded by throwing stones and bottles and shooting fireworks at riot police. Similar clashes erupted in the Turkish capital Ankara and the port city of Izmir.
Turkish authorities went to great lengths to prevent people from gathering in Istanbul, Turkey's largest city. Citing security threats by extremist groups, the government shut Istanbul's subway system, stopped many commercial ferry services between the European and Asian halves of the city, and blocked vehicular traffic on some of Istanbul's busiest roads.

"Intelligence units have received information that illegal terrorist organizations and their extensions are going …

Missing Alaska man found dead in his home after a year

An Alaska man missing for more than a year was found dead in his home on Monday, according to Anchorage Police. The home had been occupied by renters for nearly a year, but they apparently had no idea the body was in the home, police said.

Samuel E. McAlpine, 37, was last seen March 17, 2013, when he told his mother he was going on a date.
McAlpine's sister reported him missing 12 days later, Anchorage Police spokeswoman Dani Myren said.
Family members weren't initially concerned, because he "frequently disappears for weeks at a time" said an e-mail sent by police in August asking for the public's help in finding McAlpine.
McAlpine was going through a divorce at the time and had moved out of the home he shared with his now ex-wife, Myren said. "They were unable to sell the home, so she rented it out to tenants."

Those tenants moved in to the McAlpine home around April 1, 2013, and recently moved out.
Myren said McAlpine's ex-wife, Christine, detect…

Pregnant LAWMA Worker Killed by Tanker Driver

A pregnant LAWMA (Lagos State Waste Management Authority) employee was hit by a petrol tanker vehicle yesterday while she was sweeping the streets.

The accident occurred at an Ojota, Lagos road while the woman, Kikelomo Bamidele, was sweeping the inside roads of the BRT lane near the pedestrian bridge, PM News reports.

“The tanker driver had break failure and was trying to manoeuvre the vehicle when he veered into the BRT Lane where he crushed the sweeper. The sweeper’s leg was totally crushed and she lost a lot of blood,” said a witness.

The driver reportedly tried to flee, but was however apprehended by LASTMA staff, who handed him over to the police.

Bamidele was rushed to the Lagos State Emergency Centre at the old toll gate of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway. Unfortunately, they were unable to save her life.

Photo Credit: P.M. News

Shaquille O'Neal -- Apologizes for Mocking Man with Genetic Disorder

Shaquille O'Neal has called and apologized to a Michigan man with a rare genetic disorder ... who claimed Shaq was mocking him in an Instagram photo.

Shaq tweeted ... "Made a new friend today when I called and apologized to Jahmel Binion. Great dude. #alwayslearning #MYBADCUZ."

Jahmel -- who has a disorder called ectodermal dysplasia -- had said he felt hurt and bullied when Shaq posted a side-by-side picture on Instagram earlier this week.

FYI -- ectodermal dysplasia is a condition that causes abnormalities in the teeth, hair, skin and more.

"I was kinda hurt cause I look up to him," Jahmel told reporters ... "I watched Shaq play basketball the whole season and so I'm like why he making fun of me when he supposed to be this role model?"

Shaq has since removed the image from his page.

PHOTONEWS : #StolenDreams Protesters On May Day In Lagos

Nigerian policemen were on hand to harass #Stolendreams protesters on May day in Lagos. The protests organized by  the "Change Movement" however defied the heavy handed police officers by continuing their protests until they reached their destination at the Onikan Stadium where a Workers Day rally is underway.

Courtesy: Saharareporters

University of Alabama Swimmer John Servati Died a Hero in Tornado, Friends Say

University of Alabama swimmer John Servati was killed by a tornado Monday night – but not before saving the life of his girlfriend, friends say.

"John Servati died a hero," fellow swimmer Anna Rae Gwarjanski Tweeted Tuesday. "Held up a concrete wall long enough for his girlfriend to get out from under it before it collapsed again on him."

Officials would only say Servati, 21, of Tupelo, Miss., died after a retaining wall collapsed in his home in Tuscaloosa.

"I understand that he was in a house off-campus and was hit by a retaining wall," school spokesman Shane Dorrill told ESPN. "I don't know how it happened. I do know he was with his girlfriend and she is uninjured."
At least 35 people have died since tornadoes began sweeping through the Midwest and South Sunday.

Servati's coach Dennis Pursley released a statement through the university.

"John Servati was an extraordinary young man of great character and warmth who had a tremendou…

Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas Split: Get the Scoop on the Shocking Royal Breakup!

Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas have broken up.
E! News can confirm that the two, who began dating almost two years ago, are no longer dating.
A source tells People magazine that Harry found Bonas "too needy" and that "it just wasn't working out."
However, Showbiz Spy is reporting that their relationship came to a halt because of concerns on Bonas' end.

"Cressie is still young and had huge reservations about marrying into the royal family," a source told the site.
E! News also reported earlier that Cressida has been nervous about the attention she'll receive if she ever made it official with Prince William's younger brother.
The shocking split comes on the heels of months of speculation that the redheaded royal was inching closer to popping the question to the beautiful blonde.

In fact, just last month Bonas attended her very first official royal event alongside her hunky beau.
Bonas attended the We Day in the U.K. event and sat next to t…

First Look: Amal Alamuddin's Engagement Ring From George Clooney!

True, the engagement was a shock, but just wait until you see the ring!
People magazine has revealed the massive diamond that George Clooney's gifted his fiancée Amal Alamuddin, which confirms what we're sure millions of women were hoping was a hoax. Alas, the engagement is indeed real—and so is the bling!
The human rights lawyer and her new accessory were photographed while she and Clooney dined together with Cindy Crawford and husband Rande Gerber in Santa Monica, Calif., just five days after the Oscar winnner asked for Amal's hand in marriage. According to the publication, the Gravity actor helped design the ethically mined emerald-cut diamond which is estimated to be a whopping 7 carats! The massive sparkler is set in platinum and, yes, George presented it while on bended knee in London.

Of course, the engagement was previously confirmed by Amal's own law firm, not to mention Clooney's father, Nick Clooney, who told E! News he was "very pleased."