Tourist beheaded Cecil the Lion?: Cecil The Lion

Tourist beheaded Cecil the Lion?: Cecil The Lion, Cecil the lion is dead, killed illegally in Zimbabwe, authorities allege, by a foreign hunter or hunters who paid about $55,000 for the privilege.

Cecil was part of an Oxford University research project and wore a GPS collar.

He was lured out of a national park with food, shot with a crossbow, tracked for 40 more hours, then finished off with a gun, said Johnny Rodrigues, head of the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force.

The 13-year-old lion’s head was reportedly cut off as a trophy, and his skin was taken as well. Rodrigues told CNN that the head and skin had been found and confiscated, and were being processed as evidence.

Cecil was killed July 6, Rodrigues said, allegedly by a Spaniard. But he said that as many as three hunters may have been involved, none of whom have been detained. The nationalities of those involved have not been confirmed.

Rocker arrested for alleged DUI: Wes Scantlin Arrest

Rocker arrested for alleged DUI: Wes Scantlin Arrest, Puddle of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin was arrested for driving while intoxicated in Minnesota on Sunday, FOX411 has learned.

According to TMZ, police spotted Scantlin speeding and when the singer did not pull over, cops were led on a 100 MPH chase.

When they caught up with Scantlin, he was allegedly slurring his words and smelled of alcohol. Scantlin scored a .310 on a breathalyzer test, which is four times the legal limit, according to TMZ. He was charged with a DWI and fleeing a police officer, according to the Renville County Jail’s website, which still lists Scantlin as an inmate.

The singer was arrested for drug possession in 2012 and domestic violence in 2013.

Rocker arrested for alleged DUI: Wes Scantlin Arrest

Obama slams GOP candidates: Obama GOP Candidates Ridiculous

Obama slams GOP candidates: Obama GOP Candidates Ridiculous, President Obama on Monday condemned the latest highly charged rhetoric of GOP presidential candidates as “ridiculous” and “sad” after one said the Iran nuclear deal would lead to another Holocaust.

Speaking at a press conference in Ethiopia, Obama rebuked comments by Mike Huckabee and offered a broader scolding of GOP leaders – including Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz – who have sullied the “decorum and honesty” of American politics.

“The American people deserve better,” said Obama, making some of his most substantive comments on the presidential race during a visit to Ethiopia.

“Certainly, presidential debates deserve better. In 18 months, I’m turning over the keys – I want to make sure I’m turning over the keys to somebody who is serious about the serious problems the country faces and the world faces.”

On Saturday, Huckabee blasted the Iran nuclear agreement in an interview with Breitbart News as “idiotic” and said Obama “will take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven.”

Obama accused the candidates of violating a time-honored American tradition of not playing “fast and loose” on topics of grave concern like foreign policy during a news conference in Ethiopia.Photo: EPA

Obama retorted Monday: “The particular comments of Mr. Huckabee are, I think, part of just a general pattern that … would be considered ridiculous if it weren’t so sad.”

He added: “When you get rhetoric like this, maybe it gets attention and maybe this is just an effort to push Mr. Trump out of the headlines, but it’s not the kind of leadership that is needed for America right now.”

Chris Froome Tour De France: Brit Wins Tour De France Again

Chris Froome Tour De France: Brit Wins Tour De France Again, Three weeks of trials and tribulations came to an end on the Champs Elysées in Paris on Sunday. The 2015 Tour de France is over and Chris Froome is the cyclist supreme.

Froome claimed his second Tour de France on Sunday. The 30-year-old Kenyan-born Briton accepted the trophy on the Champs Elysées in Paris and immediately paid tribute to his Sky Team mates as well as the coaches and support staff.

He added: “The yellow jersey is very special, I will always respect it and I will always be proud to wear it.”

Froome is the first Briton to win the race twice. He crossed the finishing line arm-in-arm with the rest of the team behind a sprint claimed by Andre Greipel.

For the record, Froome finished after 84 hours 46 minutes and 14 seconds. It was 72 seconds ahead of Nairo Quintana from Colombia after three weeks and 3,360 kilometres of riding through valleys and tortuous mountain trails.

Alejandro Valverde from Spain was third.

Froome donned the yellow jersey after stage seven and he never took it off. His margins for error though were reduced in the latter stages. Last Thursday he held a lead of just over three minutes and Quintana attacked relentlessly during the 20th stage on Saturday. Froome held firm and swept into Paris nursing the slenderest lead since Carlos Sastre squeaked past Cadel Evans by 58 seconds seven years ago.

Team Sky manager Dave Brailsford said on Sunday he was proud of his rider’s achievements.

Froome has suffered accusations of cheating not just during this race but since his last victory at the Grand Boucle two years ago.

The barbs conspired to create a hostile atmosphere towards Froome who had urine thrown at him. There was bile too. Some spectators lining the route spat at him as he rode past.

Brailsford said: “I’ve been doing this for 15-16 years now with British Cycling, we won a lot of Olympic medals and used the same methodology to come to Sky and create Team Sky and the same methodology worked again, so you can believe in us,” he told Sky Sports.

“We’re a clean team, we ride clean, Chris is a clean rider and everybody can have 100 percent faith in what we do.”

And Brailsford said despite several unpleasant incidents, he had enjoyed the surge to victory. “There’s a line that shouldn’t be crossed but the majority of people, 99.9 percent of people have been fantastic and it’s just great to be here.”

Antoine Walker Million: NBAer Went From $108M To Bust

Antoine Walker Million: NBAer Went From $108M To Bust, Acquiring $108 million is something none us of will ever experience. Sorry to burst your bubble so early on a Sunday, but somebody had to break it to you. In fact, that amount of money is something most of us couldn’t even wrap our heads around, but blowing it is even more unfathomable (though, unfortunately common for many athletes in both the NBA and the NFL).

Former All-Star Antoine Walker (who’s still only 38-years-old) knows the feeling, and he shared his story in hopes that today’s players won’t burn through their nine figures faster than dropping JPMorgan into the sun.

It started almost immediately after he put a pen to his rookie contract, because only a handful of people can handle those types of means at such a young age. Coming from a poor neighborhood in Chicago gave Walker no preparation for the wealth he was about to handle, and he instantly started handing out checks for jewelry, cars and homes. He estimates that he acted as an ATM for “30 people” to move to “better situations.” He also gambled away some of his dough, but claims that (despite signing bad checks for a $770,000 gambling debt) media reports exaggerated betting’s role in his downfall.

The real reason for the evaporation of his riches, Walker says, was the recession of 2008 and the resulting impact on his investments. The crisis caused his real estate firm (Walker Ventures) to lose $20 million in cash. As a consequence the bankruptcy forced him to sell his 2006 championship ring, and saw him trying to make a comeback to basketball by playing in both Puerto Rico, and the D-League.

Now he goes on a circuit teamed up with Morgan Stanley to be the living lesson young NBA players ought not to follow. On top of that, he has two key pieces of advice for you to prevent you from blowing your $108 million with the same reckless abandon:

1.) Tell people (see: Family and friends) “no” once in awhile frequently.

2.) Remember that future you is going to need money too. Or, as Walker puts it, “You can still enjoy your life to the fullest, but let’s preserve some of that wealth for your kids — and for their kids.”

Both rules are pretty obvious in hindsight…or, you know, just in general.

John Stamos Uncle Jesse: ‘Uncle Jesse’ is Back, Sideburns & All

John Stamos Uncle Jesse: ‘Uncle Jesse’ is Back, Sideburns & All, John Stamos posts photo of himself on set of ‘Fuller House.’
Uncle Jesse is back at it.

John Stamos shared a picture of himself holding a “Fuller House” script onset of the new Netflix show on Saturday.

“Same sideburns- different decade,” he captioned the snap.

Time has been kind to the actor who doesn’t appear to have changed much since his “Full House” days.

The post comes one day after the actor returned to his social media accounts after taking a break since entering a rehab for substance abuse almost a month ago.

“I’m back! Took a month to take care of things. Healthy,” he tweeted out Friday. “Feeling grateful for the love & support of family & friends.”
Stamos isn’t the only character returning for the remake of the 90’s show.

Candace Cameron Bure, Bob Saget, David Coulier, Lori Loughlin, Andrea Barber and Jodie Sweetin have all signed on to revive their “Full House” characters.

Brandon Jenner Leah Jenner Baby: New Jenner Girl Arrives

Brandon Jenner Leah Jenner Baby: New Jenner Girl Arrives, Leah Jenner and Brandon Jenner have welcomed a baby girl.

They couple took to her Instagram to announce the happy news.

The statement read: “On Wednesday, July 22nd I became a Mom.

“It has without a doubt been the most profoundly beautiful time in my life but also emotionally, spiritually and physically challenging too…and I am so grateful for every second of it.

“Brandon and I are taking care of our healthy, little baby girl Eva James Jenner.”

And the news makes Caitlyn Jenner a grandparent once again.

Brandon, 34, and Leah Jenner, 32, actually welcomed a daughter on Wednesday before making the announcement over the weekend.

The exciting baby news comes after the relatively private couple chronicled their journey to parenthood with a variety of updates on Instagram.

Leah first announced in March she was expecting and in June confirmed the gender.

“I feel like Jabba the Hutt, but I have this hot man nurse, soooo . . . ” she wrote on July 14.

And now they will be delighted that their baby has arrived safe and sound.

“I feel honored to have this little life growing inside me, and I’m amazed by the power of the female body. I love being pregnant.”

Leah and Brandon have appeared opposite Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian as well as Caitlyn’s ex-Kris Jenner, 59, on Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

Brandon’s half-sisters are Kendall, 19, and Kylie, 17.

Brandon and Leah will also play a role on E!’s I Am Cait and the arrival of their daughter could be a part of the show.

Congratulations to the happy couple!

Brandon Jenner Leah Jenner Baby: New Jenner Girl Arrives

Brandon Jenner Leah Jenner Baby: New Jenner Girl Arrives

Tom Cruise Top Gun: Tom Cruise Weighs In On ‘Top Gun’ Rumors

Tom Cruise Top Gun: Tom Cruise Weighs In On ‘Top Gun’ Rumors, Tom Cruise is ready to reprise his role as hot-shot fighter pilot Maverick. At the London premiere of his latest action flick, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, the 53-year-old actor told Reuters, “It would be fun. I would like to get back into those jets.”

That’s certainly not confirmation that Cruise is on board for another high-flying movie full of dogfights and sharp one-liners, but it does mean that he’s interested. Cruise won’t just make any Top Gun sequel, though. He noted that “it would have to be practical. I don’t want any CGI jets. I want to shoot it like how we shot the first one.”

“I don’t want any CGI jets.”

Whether or not Tom Cruise gets in on the action, it seems Top Gun 2 is all but inevitable at this point. Jerry Bruckheimer has been pushing to make a sequel for years, and the latest reports say that the screenplay is currently in the works. Skydance Productions CEO David Ellison told Collider last month that preproduction was underway and let loose that the plot will feature some unmanned aerial drones. He said that the “it’s really exploring the end of an era of dogfighting and fighter pilots,” adding, “There is an amazing role for Maverick in the movie.”