Raccoon who inspired ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ character dies
Sallie Bent adopted Oreo the raccoon when he was just two days old, but he quickly became part of the family. “Everyone fell in love with his fat furriness, he responded well to everyone and other animals too,” Bent said. During his 10-year life, he helped educate people about wild animals and served as the real-life inspiration for the Rocket character in “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Most of all, Bent said, he changed people’s views on raccoons. “He was a real character. He was always happy, I cannot think of a time when he was really grumpy. He knew when to be calm around people, he was always cooperative. He loved belly rubs and his favorite treat was a small marshmallow.”
Epic celeb falls: J.Law, Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Rihanna and more
Even the biggest stars in Hollywood have taken an on-stage tumble.
Super Bowl MVP shaves beard on ‘Ellen’
New England Patriots receiver Julian Edelman shaved his beard on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Edelman promised he would make the change if the Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams in the Super Bowl.
Ok-pop band BTS aren’t any stranger to social media fame, and their look on the Grammys pink carpet Sunday solely additional cemented their reputation.
The group, which is presenting at this 12 months’s ceremony, turned many a head forward of music’s largest evening. Their reputation ought to come as no shock: They had been essentially the most tweeted-about artist within the U.S. in 2017 and essentially the most tweeted-about superstar on the planet this 12 months.
Sunday evening, tweets concerning the stars exploded inside minutes, gaining 1000’s upon 1000’s of retweets, together with USA TODAY’s Carly Mallenbaum.
— Carly Mallenbaum (@ThatGirlCarly) February 10, 2019
They mentioned that attending the present was “a dream come true.” As for his or her overwhelming fandom, the group instructed E!: “It is a blessing we will get a lot love for doing what we like to do. … We’re so grateful.”
— E! Information (@enews) February 10, 2019
BTS followers might hardly management themselves, with many utilizing the hashtag #TearItUpBTS.
“HOW ARE THEY EVEN REAL?” one consumer loudly requested.
— elly (@btswordwide) February 10, 2019
“Proud is an understatement,” one other wrote. “We’ll be seeing these three pictures the entire 12 months. I’m positive of that,” one consumer mentioned, sharing a number of pictures of the celebs on the carpet.
— ｓｍｅｒａｌｄｏ やロ医 // GRAMMYS ✈️ (@taeswalmart) February 11, 2019
Different presenters this 12 months embrace Grammy winners Alessia Cara, Meghan Trainor and John Mayer, in addition to actresses Nina Dobrev, Anna Kendrick and Jada Pinkett Smith.
Contributing: Patrick Ryan
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