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Machine Gun Kelly finishes Florida concert after collapsing from severe chest pains

John Sciulli/Getty Images for SamsungNot even chest pains could keep Machine Gun Kelly down. The rapper reportedly collapsed backstage at his Florida concert Saturday night, but then went back out and finished the show.

After experiencing severe chest pains, MGK left the stage in the middle of his hit song with Camila Cabello, “Bad Things.” A video posted on TMZ showed him clutching his chest before walking off.

He later explained the incident on Instagram, writing that he “took some serious damage” to his chest plate and ribs this week while filming the movie Captive State.

“During our 6th song last night I collapsed backstage and thought I was having a heart attack,” Kelly  writes. “What they didn’t report, was that I went back out and finished that show cuz we’re f***** champions and it was my 27th birthday and nothing can take me away from the stage.”

He posted a video showing him being treated by an EMS crew, who encourages him to go to the hospital due to an elevated heart rate. He doesn’t take their advice — the video ends with him going back out on stage.

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God save Rihanna: “Diamonds” singer dissed by fans after posting Photoshopped pics of Queen Elizabeth II

Getty Images via ABCIn the eyes of some of her fans, Rihanna‘s latest Instagram photos are a royal mess. 

RiRi posted several pictures on her Instagram account — in honor of Queen Elizabeth II‘s 91st birthday — of the Queen’s head Photoshopped onto the singer’s body. 

All of the photos, including a particularly saucy image featuring Ri’s semi-exposed underboob tattoo from her Paper magazine March issue photoshoot, attracted various degrees of criticism from the entertainer’s followers.

In the caption for her superimposed Paper photo, Rih wrote, “it’s not that deep,” but one fan believed that it was and wrote, “yes it is you just offending the queen and she has more power than you she can just easily get you to jail and you’re in the news that you’re posting this pics.”   

For another picture — featuring the Queen’s head, complete with her royal crown, on top of Rihanna’s ripped denim shorts, sequined bodysuit and off-the-shoulder Gucci tank top — a fan wrote, “Most already know you lack intelligence and respect but not you’re just rude. Boredom at its finest.”   

Rih has yet to respond to critics, but she did have time to answer Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o with an “I’m in” regarding a fan’s dream movie plot in which “Rihanna looks like she scams rich white men and [Lupita] is the computer-smart best friend that helps plan the [scams].” 

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Ed Sheeran breaks Australian chart record with “Shape of You”

Atlantic RecordsThe Australian charts are in great “Shape” thanks to Ed Sheeran.

The singer’s latest hit, “Shape of You,” has now broken the record for most weeks at #1 Down Under, according to Billboard.  The record was 13 weeks, set way back in 1995 by Coolio‘s “Gangsta’s Paradise.”  Ed’s “Shape of You” spent 13 weeks at #1, got knocked out for a week, but has now returned to #1 for a record-setting 14 weeks.  In addition, his latest album Divide is #1 for a seventh straight week.

As huge a star as Ed is in the U.S. and the U.K., he’s absolutely massive in Australia.  His last album, X (Multiply), was #1 for six weeks there and was Australia’s biggest-selling album of 2014.  He was also the first artist to tour Australian arenas and then stadiums completely solo, with no band or backing musicians.

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Caitlyn Jenner “sorry” for Kris’ reaction to Cait’s new memoir

ABC/Lorenzo Bevilaqua(NEW YORK) — Caitlyn Jenner said she is “sorry” how her ex-wife Kris Jenner reacted to Cait’s new memoir.

Kris Jenner, Jenner’s third wife, proclaimed on Sunday night’s episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians that she is “done” with Jenner after reading The Secrets of My Life.

“I’ve never been so angry and disappointed in somebody in my whole life. I’m done. Done,” Kris Jenner, the matriarch of the Kardashian clan and the mother of two children with Jenner, said on the show, adding of Jenner, “Everything she said was all made up.”

In the book, Jenner writes that all his ex-wives learned that then-Bruce Jenner was struggling with gender identity. Jenner first came out publicly as transgender two years ago and is now living as a woman.

Kris Jenner said on the show, “all through the book, ‘Kris knew. Kris knew before I even made love to her.’ I’m like, ‘What?'”

“I’m just kind of sorry she went down that road,” Caitlyn Jenner, 67, said Monday on Good Morning America of Kris Jenner’s on-air reaction. “But she’s a good person and we’ve had 23 great years together and raised wonderful, phenomenal kids.”

Jenner’s two daughters with Kris Jenner — Kylie Jenner, 19, and Kendall Jenner, 21 — also star on KUWTK

Though Caitlyn Jenner still makes appearances on the show, she said she did not watch Sunday night’s episode, in which she appeared alongside Kris Jenner.

“Actually, I don’t watch the show very often,” she told GMA‘s Michael Strahan. “It’s a reality show. It is drama.”

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Chris Evans to make Broadway debut in play with Michael Cera

Marvel Studios(NEW YORK) — Captain America’s alter-ego, Chris Evans, will make his Broadway debut next March in a production of Oscar-winner Kenneth Lonergan’s Lobby Hero, also starring Michael Cera.

It’s part of the inaugural season of  the Second Stage Theater company at Broadway’s Hayes Theater.

In July, a production of Young Jean Lee’s Straight White Men will follow. Upon the opening of the show, Lee will become the first female Asian-American playwright to ever be produced on Broadway, according to the theater’s press release. 

“The Hayes will be dedicated to living American playwrights,” Second Stage founder and artistic director Carole Rothman said in the release. “No British imports, no Chekhov translations, no classics — just contemporary works that provoke, stimulate and challenge from the finest playwrights our country has to offer.”

Second Stage Theater, which was founded in 1979, acquired the Hayes Theater in April 2015 and has been renovating for the re-opening ever since.

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Michael B. Jordan to headline HBO’s adaptation of “Fahrenheit 451”

Marvel – 2017(LOS ANGELES) — Michael B. Jordan is the latest star to be added to HBO’s adaptation of Fahrenheit 451.

According to Deadline, Jordan will star alongside Michael Shannon in the sci-fi movie,  based on Ray Bradbury’s novel of the same name.

The book, which was originally published in 1953, is set in a dystopian future world where books are outlawed and burned. Jordan is set to play Montag, a young fireman who “forsakes his world,” while Shannon will play his mentor Beatty, who “struggles to regain his humanity.”

Jordan is set to executive-produce the project under his Outlier Productions company. In addition to Fahrenheit 451 and the forthcoming Black Panther film, the Creed actor is also starring in a remake of The Thomas Crown Affair.

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Aaron Hernandez’s family attends private funeral in Connecticut

Jared Wickerham/Getty Images(BRISTOL, Conn.) — Family members of former New England Patriots star and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez are saying goodbye at a private funeral Monday afternoon in his hometown of Bristol, Connecticut.

Hernandez died on April 19, found hanging from a bedsheet in his cell at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Massachusetts, the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office said. His death was ruled a suicide.

“The family of Aaron Hernandez wishes to thank all of you for the thoughtful expressions of condolences,” the family said in a statement, according to Laura Soll, a spokeswoman for the Connecticut Funeral Directors Association. “We wish to say goodbye to Aaron in a private ceremony and thank everyone in advance for affording us a measure of privacy during this difficult time.”

Five days before his death, Hernandez, 27, was acquitted in a double murder that occurred in 2012.

Hernandez was already serving a life sentence after he was convicted of murder in 2015 for the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd in North Attleboro, Massachusetts. Lloyd was dating the sister of Shayanna Jenkins Hernandez, who was Hernandez’s fiancée.

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Kobe Bryant doesn’t miss basketball: ‘No, I don’t. It’s crazy’

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Kobe Bryant said he doesn’t miss basketball.

“No, I don’t. It’s crazy,” the former Los Angeles Laker said on ABC News’ Good Morning America. “I started playing when I was 2. After playing for 20 years in the league, what I have now is — everything I’ve learned from the game, I carry with me to this day. The game has never truly left me. Physically, yes. But emotionally, and the things that I write, all stem from the game. So it’s still a part of me.”

Bryant, 38, said it was important for athletes to understand there will be an end to their career on the court.

“The other thing is that, for the athletes that come next, understand that there is a finale to it. And that’s OK,” he said.

“It’s very hard to let go of something that you’ve done for half your life. It’s kind of become who you are. But it’s a difference between doing what you do versus understanding that that is not who you are. Hopefully, other athletes can see that and understand that,” Bryant continued.

The NBA superstar is now flexing his filmmaker skills with a movie, Dear Basketball, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York on Saturday. The six-minute short film is an animated adaption of the poem Bryant wrote when he decided to retire from basketball.

“I tried to write it in a very visual way versus simply coming out and saying, ‘This is how I feel,’” he explained. “I tried to put it through story. You see the whole dedication and commitment [of his childhood playing basketball] through rolling my dad’s tube socks. You see it through all the VHS tapes of all the past games. So you can see the growth and see the love.”

Bryant teamed up with veteran animator Glen Keane and legendary composer John Williams for Dear Basketball.

“That’s the beauty of creating things. You have the opportunity to work with people that want to create great things. And I couldn’t have been more fortunate to come out in the first project and work with Glen Keane and John Williams,” Bryant said.

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World record leaves a mess at South Carolina ballpark

Charleston RiverDogs(CHARLESTON, S.C.) — A night out at the ballpark turned silly for fans of the minor league RiverDogs in Charleston, South Carolina.

Nearly 5,000 people gathered at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park Saturday night to watch some baseball and make history with Silly String.

Officials handed out 4,025 canisters of the aerosol string toy during the game’s seventh-inning stretch to set a record for the largest Silly String fight.

The end result were stands at the ballpark that looked a lot like a gigantic spider web.

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Ex-teacher who allegedly kidnapped teen planned to run to Mexico, prosecutors say

Siskiyou County Sheriff(YREKA, Calif.) — The former Tennessee teacher who authorities say kidnapped his 15-year-old student then allegedly spent over a month on the run with her had planned to flee to Mexico, federal prosecutors said.

Tad Cummins, 50, a married father and grandfather, went missing with 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas on March 13, authorities said. An Amber Alert was issued for Elizabeth, while Cummins was wanted on allegations of aggravated kidnapping and sexual contact with a minor. The duo was found on April 20; the teen was “healthy and unharmed,” authorities said, and Cummins was taken into custody.

Cummins allegedly plotted their getaway from the moment he was suspected of having an improper relationship with the teen, according to a motion filed by federal prosecutors Monday supporting detention for Cummins.

“The logical inference is that the defendant … fled to avoid criminal charges,” prosecutors said.

Prosecutors said Cummins planned to reach the Mexico border and then head to countries further south.

Cummins allegedly obtained a “small watercraft and conducted a test run to cross into Mexico across the water from San Diego,” prosecutors said. “The defendant also considered the feasibility of a land crossing into Mexico.”

Prosecutors claim that in an effort to evade capture, Cummins deliberately left a “misleading note with his wife regarding” which direction he was traveling. Cummins also allegedly altered his appearance, switched license plates twice, disabled the car’s GPS system and used aliases for himself and the teenager, prosecutors said.

Cummins and Elizabeth were found on April 20 at a remote cabin in northern California near the Oregon border after over a month on the run.

Cummins was arrested on a state warrant for aggravated kidnapping and he faces a federal charge of transporting a minor in interstate commerce with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity. He is expected to appear in federal court in Sacramento, California, Monday.

The teenager was found “healthy and unharmed,” authorities said. She has returned to Tennessee and is in a “safe location with family and friends where she is comfortable and resting,” said attorney Jason Whatley, who is representing the Thomas family.

Cummins, who was fired one day after the alleged kidnapping, had allegedly researched teen marriage online, specifically the age of consent, according to law enforcement officials.

One of Elizabeth’s schoolmates reported seeing her and Cummins kiss in his classroom on Jan. 23, according to a school district investigative report, but both denied the claim. A school report from January reads that neither one “admitted to behaving inappropriately towards the other.”

Elizabeth’s father, Anthony Thomas, told ABC News after Elizabeth was found, “She may not be exactly … the person she was because there’s a lot of experiences she’s had.”

“I’m not allowed to ask her about things that happened along the way right now,” he said.

Elizabeth’s father said the family is instead keeping “things positive.”

“I go in there and tell her how much I missed her, how much I love her and how much her dog missed her,” Anthony Thomas said.

“I think she has the determination to really go somewhere in life,” he said. “But right now she really needs a lot of help.”

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Video captures moment 4-year-old girl falls out the back of moving van

Ryan Ciampoli(HARRISON, Ark.) — Harrowing dash cam video captures the moment a 4-year-old girl fell out of the back of a moving church bus on a state highway in Arkansas.

The footage depicts the small child swinging out from the back door of a church bus on Highway 65 in Harrison, Arkansas, before falling off onto the street as the van briskly drives away.

“I saw it happening and it blew my mind, it’s like I wasn’t even seeing what I was seeing,” Ryan Ciampoli, a volunteer firefighter who witnessed the girl’s fall and called for help, told local ABC News affiliate KHBS-TV of Fort Smith, Arkansas.

“Obviously, you want to leave her laying there, you know, if she’s not in danger, but we’re in the middle of a state highway so I couldn’t leave her just laying there,” Ciampoli added.

Ciampoli said that at first the girl was unconscious, but eventually the “shock kicked in” and she started crying and calling for her mother.

The family of the young girl in the video declined ABC News’ request for comment at this time, but told KHBS-TV that she broke her jaw in the fall and was hospitalized. She is expected to make a full recovery.

Tim Hampton, a pastor at the Christian Life Center Church, told ABC News that the church would not be using the bus again.

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Tennessee teen’s sister on kidnapping, ‘roller coaster’ of emotions

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — Elizabeth Thomas’ older sister, Kat Bozeman, said her family has experienced a “roller coaster” of emotions since her sister was returned home on Friday.

“It’s a roller coaster. Some days are good you see her more, some days are bad you see her less,” Bozeman told ABC News affiliate WKRN-TV on Sunday. “So it’s a long, long road ahead of us.”

She said her sister is being treated at a mental health facility where she spends a lot of time with a therapist. Visitations at the facility are limited, she said.

Bozeman said she and her sister hadn’t spoken much about her “traumatic” time on the run with her former teacher, Tad Cummins, 50, who allegedly kidnapped her more than a month ago.

“She told us she didn’t have access to telephone, internet, any electronic devices. There was not availability to food all the time, is the understanding,” Bozeman said.

“Obviously, we are really trying not to press her, because it’s really traumatic for her to remember all of these things.”

Thomas and Cummins were found at a remote cabin in northern California near the Oregon border where he was captured Thursday, more than a month after the two disappeared in March.

The teen returned to Tennessee on Friday and is currently in a “safe location with family and friends where she is comfortable and resting,” said Jason Whatley, who is representing the Thomas family.

After Thomas was found, authorities said she was “healthy and unharmed.”

Thomas’ father, Anthony Thomas, told ABC News earlier that the experience has changed her.

“She may not be exactly … the person she was because there’s a lot of experiences she’s had,” he said.

Cummins is scheduled to make his first court appearance at 2 p.m. Monday in Sacramento, California.

He faces charges of aggravated kidnapping, sexual contact with a minor, and a federal charge of transportation of a minor across state lines with the intent of having criminal sexual intercourse, authorities said. That charge carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison.

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Le Pen stepping down from her party’s leadership as she fights for presidency

Chesnot/Getty Images(PARIS) — French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen announced Monday that she is temporarily stepping down from her party’s leadership as she battles for the presidency. She will face off against Emmanuel Macron during the second round of the election on May 7.

“I’m taking a leave of absence as president of @FN_officiel [the Front National]; I’m now simply a candidate in the presidential election,” Le Pen tweeted from her official account.

Le Pen and Macron bested nine other candidates to advance past the first round of voting on Sunday. They will now spend two weeks fighting for votes ahead of the second and final round.

Her decision to step down from the leadership of the National Front party appears to be an attempt to broaden her appeal as she and Macron battle to gain the support of voters who backed losing candidates in the first round of voting.

Since the results of the first round of voting became clear, Macron has enjoyed a number of high-profile endorsements, including from French President François Hollande and Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve.

The National Front’s image has been tarnished by the reputation of her father, Jean-Marie Le Pen, who led the party until his daughter took it over in 2011.

The elder Le Pen was widely rebuked for calling Nazi gas chambers “a detail of history.”

Marine Le Pen has denounced these remarks and worked to broaden her party’s appeal.

The two opposing French candidates received tacit support from two opposing U.S. politicians in the lead up to the first round vote.

President Donald Trump, while not offering a formal endorsement, said in an interview that Le Pen was “the strongest on what’s been going on in France.”

Former President Barack Obama, meanwhile, phoned Macron to wish him well ahead of the vote. Obama’s spokesman said it was not an official endorsement.

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US sanctions 271 Syrian government workers after chemical attack — The U.S. Treasury has announced sanctions against 271 employees of the Syrian government agency believed to be responsible for developing chemical weapons like those used in an attack on dozens of civilians in the country earlier this month.

“These 271 SSRC employees have expertise in chemistry and related disciplines and/or have worked in support of SSRC’s chemical weapons program since at least 2012,” the Treasury said in a statement.

The attack on April 4 in the village of Khan Sheikhoun, Syria killed more than 80 people and prompted a U.S. missile strike on the air base linked to the attack.

“The United States is sending a strong message with this action that we will not tolerate the use of chemical weapons by any actor and we intend to hold the Assad regime accountable for its unacceptable behavior,” the statement from the Treasury said.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated. Please check back for the latest.

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UN Ambassador Nikki Haley: Chinese pressure on North Korea ‘working’

ABC News(NEW YORK) — North Korea is trying to show strength at home by detaining another U.S. citizen while overall Chinese pressure on the East Asian nation is “working,” U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Monday morning.

“I think that North Korea’s been playing games from the very beginning,” Haley said Monday on ABC News’ Good Morning America.

“I mean what we’re seeing is that Kim Jong Un is trying to really show his strength to the people of North Korea, whether it’s just with all of these threats or what he’s trying to do in terms of talking in terms of trying to start a war. And what we’ve said is we don’t want war, so don’t start one,” she continued.

Tony Kim, a U.S. citizen and professor, was detained in North Korea Saturday while trying to leave the country with his wife.

Haley said the United States is going to work with China to negotiate his release. Kim is at least the third American citizen now detained in North Korea.

Haley also said that China has “shown genuine concern” in regard to rising tensions with North Korea after the country tested another missile earlier this month.

“I think really the power has been through China, they have shown genuine concern,” she said. “I think that they are trying to put the pressure on North Korea, and I think it’s working.”

Chinese state media reported that President Trump had a phone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping Monday in which Xi urged restraint in dealing with North Korea. Trump has pressured China to increase its economic pressure on the North Korean regime.

China has proposed that the U.S. suspend military exercises with South Korea in exchange for North Korea halting its nuclear program, a proposal Haley strongly rejected.

“We’re not going to do that,” Haley said, adding that the U.S. will protect South Korea.

“What we can say is South Korea has been an ally from the very beginning. We want to protect them just as we’re protecting ourselves, and that’s what we said we were going to do is we were going to have the backs of our allies and we were going to call out our adversaries,” she said.

When asked about how the president has modified campaign positions since entering office, Haley responded that he is reacting to changing times.

“I think it’s changing with the times,” Haley said. “I mean the times that we’re dealing with right now we’re seeing some aggression from some bad actors, we’re seeing the need for strength with our allies and we’re seeing the need that we have to show force when we have to show force. And I think what we’ve seen the president do is say that he’s not afraid to make a decision, he’s not afraid to act, and he’s going to change with the circumstances. And that’s exactly what we want to see in a leader.”

Trump will meet with Haley as well as the 15 members of the U.N. Security Council at the White House later Monday.

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