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Hana Kimura, Pro Wrestler and Star of Netflix’s ‘Terrace House,’ Dies at 22

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Hana Kimura, a pro wrestler and cast member of the Netflix reality show “Terrace House,” has died, Stardom Wrestling announced Friday. She was 22.

“We are very sorry to report that our Hana Kimura has passed away,” the wrestling organization tweeted Friday night. “Please be respectful and allow some time for things to process, and keep your thoughts and prayers with her family and friends.”

The cause of Kimura’s death is unknown at the moment, however, according to Newsweek, the budding Japanese wrestling star had been the victim of cyberbullying.

Several fans took aim at those who have “mean tweeted” her, with one fan writing, “This f—in idiot @dx6N0KFrvv6fPzm has been harassing Hana Kimura for who even knows how long, telling her to disappear multiple times. YOU DROVE SOMEBODY TO SUICIDE! How the fuck do you feel now? She deserves justice, this person needs to be in jail! #RIPHanaKimura.”

Another fan wrote: “This absolutely makes me SICK! How people think cyberbullying is okay will always blow my mind. People need to realize THIS IS NOT OKAY! What you say MATTERS!!! Big, small, famous, not famous — DO NOT BE AN A–HOLE! Kindness goes a very long way. TRY IT! RIP Hana Kimura.”

While reps for Netflix didn’t immediately respond to request for comment, a statement on Stardom’s website reads, “Our company player Hana Kimura passed away today on May 23. We apologize for the sudden concern and sorrow for our fans and all concerned. Regarding the details, there are some parts that we have not yet grasped, so we will continue to cooperate with the investigation between the parties concerned.”

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YouTuber Myka Stauffer Being Investigated After Rehoming Her Adopted Autistic Son!

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It just keeps getting worse for Myka and James Stauffer!

As we reported, the YouTubers’ career hit a proverbial iceberg when they decided to give up their adopted son after making monetized content with him on their channel for years. Fans expressed outrage after Myka announced she and James had placed Huxley, who has autism, with another family, eventually causing several brands to pull the plug on their business relationships with the couple.

Related: Myka Said Adopted Son Was ‘Not Returnable’ In Old Vlog

Now, it appears local authorities are getting involved. According to the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office, officials are actually investigating the Stauffers after receiving “several inquiries regarding the welfare” of Huxley. A rep for the department explained in a statement:

“Our primary concern is for the well-being of this child, as well as the other children in the household. Our investigation is ongoing, and will include contact with all children to ensure their safety.”

Hmm…

Sounds like fans didn’t believe Myka and James, who are parents to four other children, when they said Huxley is now living with another family who was better equipped to handle his special needsSince the news Huxley was “rehomed” many viewers have accused the parents of exploiting him for views.

The spokesperson added that although all adoption cases are confidential, they must go through “a thorough process” with “specific requirements and safeguards” like home studies and background checks on the parents. The rep noted: 

“In this case we are confident that the appropriate process is occurring. In addition, both parties are being represented by attorneys to ensure full compliance with the court process.”

The Stauffers told viewers in an emotional 7-minute apology video that they tried their hardest to make things work with Huxley, who allegedly exhibited far greater behavioral issues than they ever showed on camera.  

Related: Olivia Jade Plans To ‘Rebuild Her Brand’ On YouTube At All Costs

After multiple assessments and evaluations, however, they said “numerous medical professionals have felt that he needed a different fit and that [with] his medical needs, he needed more.” 

According to Myka, who has been posting videos with James since at least 2014, Huxley was diagnosed with a stroke in utero, has level 3 autism and sensory processing disorder. She said in Thursday’s video, titled “An update on our family”:

“There’s not an ounce of our body that doesn’t love Huxley with all of our being.”

Hopefully little Huxley really is in a safe and loving environment now.

What do U think about this development, Perezcious readers?

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Shaquille O’Neal Says He Talks to His Kids “All the Time” About How to Interact With Police

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Shaquille O’Neal is opening up.

During his virtual visit to Jimmy Kimmel Live, the NBA legend opened up about the candid conversations he has with his children Taahriah, 23, Myles, 23, Shareef, 20, Amirah, 18, Shaqir, 17, and Me’arah, 14 about police brutality and how to interact with police officers.

“I have that talk with them all the time,” he said told host Jimmy Kimmel. “I tell them, first of all, you have to try to diffuse the situation by showing respect because you have to understand that these people are also out here doing their job. So, you gotta diffuse the situation. And if it happens to get rough, don’t do anything. Don’t say anything. Just comply.”

“And then, when it’s all said and done, you call me. And if stuff gets out of hand, then I will handle it,” O’Neal continued. “I will be the one to come out there and act crazy. I don’t want you to act crazy while you’re out there by yourself. So, I just try to tell them to just comply, to just listen.”

Acknowledging the recent death of George Floyd, who was killed at the hands of Minnesota police officers, the former Los Angeles Lakers player explained that, in his opinion, compliance doesn’t always guarantee safety.

“I try to be real with them and have, you know, certain conversations,” he explained. “But, you know, from the videos that I’ve seen with Mr. Floyd, he was compliant. I’ve seen three different videos. I saw one video, they had him on a wall. He wasn’t talking back. He wasn’t struggling. I saw another video of the car, you know, appears to be they were roughing him up. And then the last video, I see the officer with his knee on his neck. That’s not supposed to happen but I have those conversations all the time. But I also tell them that, you know, just show respect.” 

O’Neal, who became a reserve police officer in South Florida back in 2015, also opened up his own experience when weighing in on the manner of Floyd’s death, calling for the arrests of the three police officers that were present when former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pinned Floyd to the ground while kneeling on his neck. On May 29, Chauvin was charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. 

“There’s an old saying that goes, ‘What’s right is right and what’s wrong is wrong.’ What happened to George Floyd was all the way wrong,” he said. “Absolutely wrong. Uncalled for. I’ve never seen that technique taught. A lot of police officers I’ve talked to would never do that. Everybody’s upset. Everybody’s tired. We demand justice. You know, they try to appease us by arresting one guy but there were four officers out there and I think people are just sick and tired.”

Inspired by the activism shown in people across the nation, O’Neal noted, “I’m 48 years old and I’ve seen, you know, outbreaks and riots before. This is the first time I think the country is doing it all at the same time. I’ve never seen it in more than one city.”

“They want equality. They want justice. And I understand. I do understand. I’m all for peaceful protesting,” he added. “I don’t like the opportunists that are riding around the neighborhoods leaving bricks trying to cause riots. I don’t like people breaking into stores. I don’t condone all that, but I am for peaceful protesting and I am for justice.” 

“E! stands in solidarity with the black community against systemic racism and oppression experienced every day in America,” the network said in a statement on May 31. “We owe it to our black staff, talent, production partners and viewers to demand change and accountability. To be silent is to be complicit. #BlackLivesMatter.” 

 

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Screen Talks live Q&A: In conversation with David Oyelowo, Andrea Riseborough and Noel Clarke | News

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David Oyelowo, Andrea Riseborough and Noel Clarke will be in conversation with Screen International editor Matt Mueller in the next edition of Screen Talks on Thursday June 4 at 16.00 BST.

The trio of UK actor/producers – who were all named Screen Stars of Tomorrow in the early stages of their careers – will share their experiences as actors and producers during the coronavirus shutdown, including how they’re keeping inspired, future projects and their views on the production guidelines that will allow the resumption of shooting on film and high-end television projects.

Following a 45-minute conversation with Mueller, Oyelowo, Riseborough and Clarke will also answer selected live questions from attendees. Questions can also be submitted in advance here.

The Screen Talks series of live Q&As has been running since early April as Screen looks to serve the international industry in these challenging times by exploring a full range of urgent conversations across all sectors. Previous episodes of Screen Talks are available to watch on our YouTube channel.

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David Oyelowo is a multiple Bafta- and Emmy-nominated actor and producer whose credits include Selma, A United Kingdom, Don’t Let Go and the BBC and PBS’s six-episode adaptation of Les Miserables. In January, Come Away, in which he stars opposite Angelina Jolie as well as produces through his Yoruba Saxon banner, had its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. Oyelowo is set to star alongside Felicity Jones in Netflix project Good Morning, Midnight, which George Clooney is directing. His own directorial debut The Water Man, written by Emma Needell and produced by Shivhans Pictures, is currently in post-production.

Andrea Riseborough is a Bafta nominee and BIFA best actress winner (for Shadow Dancer) whose screen credits also include Made In Dagenham, Oblivion, Birdman, Mandy and The Death Of Stalin. Upcoming, Riseborough will be seen in Brandon Cronenberg’s Possessor and Zeina Durra’s Luxor, both of which premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. She recently completed production on BBC Film’s Here Before and Amazon and Studiocanal’s Louis Wain opposite Benedict Cumberbatch. Under her production banner Mother Sucker, Riseborough starred in and produced Nancy, which premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.

Noel Clarke is an actor, writer, director, producer, comic-book author and winner of the Bafta Rising Star award in 2009. Clarke’s writing career started with the feature screenplay for Kidulthood, which was released in 2006 and in which he also starred. The sequel, Adulthood, followed in 2008, which Clarke produced, starred in and directed. In 2007, he set up Unstoppable Film & Television with business partner Jason Maza. Now part of the All3Media group, the company’s film and TV productions include 4.3.2.1., Storage 24, The Hooligan Factory, We Are Monster and Brotherhood. Currently, Clarke is starring in Sky One’s Bulletproof, which he created alongside Ashley Walters.

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