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Scot Alexander Breithaupt: BMX star found dead

Scot Alexander Breithaupt: BMX star found dead, A body found Saturday in a vacant lot in Indio has been identified as Scot Alexander Breithaupt, a founder of bicycle motocross and a National BMX Hall of Fame member.

Indio police Sgt. Dan Marshall confirmed Breithaupt’s identity and affiliation with the sport Sunday night.

“We believe that is the same person – that he is a founder of BMX. … That is the same guy,” Marshall added.

Breithaupt, 57 of La Quinta, was found in a tent in the lot at the southwest corner of Las Palmas Road and Monroe Street around 9:15 p.m. Saturday.

Marshall said in a news release that Breithaupt had been dead for an unknown amount of time before someone noticed his body and called police.

The cause of his death is under investigation by the county coroner. Police say there were no obvious signs of foul play.

The National BMX Hall of Fame described Breithaupt, in a Facebook post Sunday, as “The Godfather of BMX.”

“As one of the sport’s first track operators and founder of SE Bikes – and so many other contributions to the sport of BMX, this is a huge loss for the BMX World. He was a founding track operator, a star racer since he was a teenager in Long Beach, a creator of a major bicycling company and major BMX promoter,” the association said in its post.

Ariana Grande Ricky Alvarez: Ariana Grande Caught Smooching New Guy

Ariana Grande Ricky Alvarez: Ariana Grande Caught Smooching New Guy, Ooh la la! By the looks of it, Ariana Grande was just caught kissing her backup dancer, Ricky Alvarez, over Fourth of July weekend.

The loved-up twosome was spotted getting hot and heavy while grabbing a few treats at Wolfee Donuts in Lake Elsinore, Calif., on Saturday with two other friends.

According to video obtained by TMZ, Grande and Alvarez were joking around and daring one another to lick powdered jelly donuts on the counter.

When they think no one is looking, both put their tongues on the desserts and giggle before their pals catch on. Towards the end of the clip, an employee puts down a freshly baked tray of donuts and Grande is heard saying, “What the f–k is this? I hate Americans. I hate America.” Yikes. Not very patriotic, if you ask us.

Grande’s new man comes on the heels of the songstress being seen out and about with One Direction’s Niall Horan last month on several occasions.

Despite many jumping to the conclusion (wishful thinking!) that the two famous stars were working on a blossoming romance, Horan and Grande are said to be just close friends.

The “Problem” singer’s most recent high-profile relationship was with rapper Big Sean, whom she dated for nine months.

The two parted ways back in late April, and released the following joint statement following their split:

“They both care deeply for each other and remain close friends. We kindly ask that the media respect their wish for privacy regarding this personal matter at this time.”

Shortly after, Grande thanked fans for their unwavering support and reassured them that she was doing well after the breakup by tweeting, “I love u babes so much. you’re a bunch of angels honestly. your love / care is appreciated so much. I’m good I promise.”

Billy Joel Wedding: Billy Joel’s Surprise Wedding

Billy Joel Wedding: Billy Joel’s Surprise Wedding, Guests at Billy Joel’s annual Fourth of July party were surprised to learn there was more than one reason to celebrate on Saturday.

The “Piano Man” singer and his girlfriend of six years, Alexis Roderick, married at Joel’s Long Island estate in front of family and friends, including Joel’s daughter, Alexa Ray, actor Kevin James and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who presided over the wedding.

In April, Joel, 66, and Roderick, 33, announced that they are expecting their first child together. A rep for the couple told The Huffington Post in a statement that the baby is due sometime this summer, adding that the couple is opting “to keep any further details of her pregnancy under wraps until their new addition makes an official debut.”

Caitlyn Jenner: Caitlyn Feels Responsibility To Community

Caitlyn Jenner: Caitlyn Feels Responsibility To Community, But in the first of a series of editorials for WhoSay, entitled ‘The Real Me’, Caitlyn has spoken about her transition into a woman and the difficulties she has faced so far.

“Up until now, I have totally isolated myself from the transgender community so I have a lot of catching up to do,” she wrote. “I feel such a responsibility to this courageous group to try to get it right and tell all sides of the story. To me, that’s always the biggest question: Am I doing it right?

“A few weeks ago, I had dinner with some of my new friends – a group of six trans women – and I went around the table and asked each of them how long it had been since their transitions. One said 20 years, the other one said 15 years ago … seven years ago … three years ago . They came around to me and I said, ‘Two weeks.’ ”

Caitlyn continued in the post to reveal that while she has heard “every horror story there is in the book” about people’s difficult transitions, the response to her own journey “has been overwhelmingly positive”.

But while Caitlyn touched on what she referred to as “the other dark side of this issue”, she told fans that she will be focusing on her new circle of friends and how they have managed to “overcome their adversities”.

“My new friends are so well-adjusted and smart,” she continued. “I’ll be sharing their stories here in the coming weeks, and I can’t wait for you to get to know them. They are just like you and me.

“This is the first in a series of editorials where I will discuss the serious issues and lessons that I am learning through this process. I have so much to discover and hope that you’ll join me on this adventure.

“Let’s live our true selves and make a positive difference while doing it,” she concluded.

Damon Albarn Roskilde: Rocker Carried Off Stage By Security

Damon Albarn Roskilde: Rocker Carried Off Stage By Security, Festival goers in Denmark were left gobsmacked over the weekend when Blur frontman Damon Albarn was carted off stage by security after he refused to end his set with Africa Express.

The rocker had been playing for a whopping five hours at Roskilde Music Festival before organisers decided at 4am that it was time for him to call it a day.

A security guard was caught on camera lifting him over his shoulder and carrying him off the stage.

He did not want to go!

In the hilarious video, taken by a fan, Damon who was on stage with Nick Zinner and Seye Adeklan, started singing Should I Stay Or Should I Go.

A burly looking security guard could be seen climbing on the stage, trying to get him off.

The audience began chanting “we want more”, while Damon lapped up the attention telling the crowd “f**k what anyone says, if you want more we’ll give you more”.

Eventually security had enough and lifted him up carrying him off stage.

Luisana Lopilato Michael Buble: Michael Bublé’s Wife Expecting

Luisana Lopilato Michael Buble: Michael Bublé’s Wife Expecting, They haven’t met you yet – but they already love you! Michael Buble shared a very special announcement with his Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram followers on Monday, July 6: He and his wife, Luisana Lopilato, are expecting their second child together!

The big reveal actually came courtesy of the couple’s son, 22-month-old Noah, who delivered the news in a video posted to the “Home” crooner’s social media accounts. In the clip, Lopilato lies on the floor with her shirt pulled up to expose her bare stomach, and Buble asks, “Who’s that in there?”

On cue, Noah – in a pair of Minions-themed pajamas, natch – walks over to his mom, places his tiny hand on her belly, and says, “Baby,” as Britney Spears’ “Oops…I Did It Again” plays in the background.

Noah has some news for to tell you …

“Noah has some news to tell you…” Buble, 39, captioned the adorable video.

Noah recently spent some time in the hospital after suffering burns from scalding water. Upon his return home, his dad took to Instagram to thank fans for their well-wishes.

“We want to thank you for the love and concern you have shown for our little guy through this difficult time,” the Canadian singer captioned the sweet snap on Wednesday, July 1. “I’m happy to report that he is home, happy, and healthy on what turned out to be a great Canada day.”

Luisana Lopilato Michael Buble: Michael Bublé's Wife Expecting

Pamplona: 3 Gored at Running Of The Bulls

Pamplona: 3 Gored at Running Of The Bulls, Two Americans and a Briton were gored and eight others injured Tuesday as thousands of daredevils dashed alongside fighting bulls through the streets of this northern Spanish city on the first bull run of the San Fermin festival, organizers said.

Mike Webster, a 38-year-old occupational therapist from Gainesville, Fla., was gored as he ran with the bulls in Pamplona for his 38th time over the last 11 years, he said from his hospital bed.

San Fermin’s media office said he was gored in the armpit, and Webster told The Associated Press that he hasn’t decided whether he’ll run again because he first needs to discuss the issue with his wife.

Also gored was a 27-year-old Californian identified by the media office only by his initials, D.M.O. A 30-year-old Briton with the initials A.B.O. was gored in the groin area. None of the three was said to be in serious condition.

Three other Americans were among the eight others injured, most with bruises sustained in falls and crowd crushes during the nationally televised run that lasted just over two minutes.

The daily run sees people dashing with six bulls along a narrow, 930-yard (850-metre) course from a holding pen to the city’s bullring. The bulls are then killed by professional matadors in bullfights each afternoon.

The nine-day fiesta in Pamplona, which features 24-hour street partying, was made famous in Ernest Hemingway’s 1926 novel The Sun Also Rises and attracts thousands of foreign tourists.

Bull runs are a traditional part of summer festivals across Spain. Dozens are injured each year in the runs, most in falls.

Two men have died recently after being gored by bulls in Spanish festivals – one Saturday in the eastern town of Grao de Castellon and another June 24 in the southwestern town of Coria.

In all, 15 people have died from gorings in Pamplona since record-keeping began in 1924 for the San Fermin festival.

De’Andre Johnson: Video Released Of QB Punching Woman

De’Andre Johnson: Video Released Of QB Punching Woman, Florida State University has dismissed freshman quarterback De’Andre Johnson from their football team after video footage released on Monday showed him punching a woman at a bar in Tallahassee last month.

In a brief statement late on Monday, coach Jimbo Fisher announced Johnson’s immediate dismissal from the FSU program. “De’Andre Johnson has been dismissed from the football team effective immediately. Johnson was indefinitely suspended on June 25 following initial reports of an incident that occurred off campus and resulted in a criminal charge.”

Johnson, 19, was arrested and charged with misdemeanor battery following the incident at Yianni’s bar in Tallahassee on 24 June. The footage shows Johnson in an altercation with a woman at the bar, and the pair appear to jostle and argue for a few seconds. Johnson places his hands on the unnamed woman, and she raises her hands and aims a fist at Johnson. Johnson responds by punching her in the face, as drinks are sent flying across the bar.

The video was made public on Monday.

State’s attorney Willie Meggs said he will prosecute the case. After reviewing the footage, which was captured by security cameras inside the bar, Meggs made the decision to charge Johnson. The quarterback, 19, turned himself in at the Leon County jail six days after the incident, when a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Meggs said Johnson punched the woman, an FSU student, in the nose, and that she still has a black eye. According to the police report, the woman suffered bruising near her left eye, swelling of the left cheek and upper lip, and a small cut near the bridge of her nose.

“The video is very telling. She is going to be a good witness,” Meggs told ESPN last week.

Last week, Coach Fisher indefinitely suspended Johnson for an undisclosed violation of team rules. Johnson enrolled at FSU in January after graduating early from First Coast high school in Jacksonville.

The Johnson family have taken on prominent attorney Jose Baez, best known for obtaining an acquittal in the Casey Anthony murder trial in 2011.

Baez said on Monday before Johnson’s expulsion: “While it is clear from the video that De’Andre Johnson was not the initial aggressor, his family wants to take the lead in helping him learn and grow from this experience. He is currently participating in community service and faith-based programs focused on battered women, substance abuse and the empowerment of children.

“De’Andre is extremely embarrassed by this situation and would like to express his heartfelt apologies to everyone, including those who were directly affected, Coach Fisher and his teammates, the entire Florida State University community, as well as his family and friends.”

Johnson, a freshman, was in contention to replace star quarterback Jameis Winston, the 2013 Heisman Trophy winner who was selected as the No 1 draft pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in April’s NFL draft.