It’s not much of a surprise, but it’s still exciting news. Ciara has officially announced she is expecting baby number two!
Celebrating her 31st birthday, the singer made the announcement on Instagram with an adorable black and white photo with hubby Russell Wilson.
“On this special birthday I received an abundance of love from friends and family…and I’m excited to finally share one of the greatest gifts of all that god could give.”
Wilson posted the same photo to his IG account. “The greatest blessing of all. Forever grateful,” he wrote.
Ciara’s baby news shouldn’t be all that surprising given the rumors that have followed the couple for months. Ciara’s public appearances last week further fueled speculation as she began to wear loose fitting clothes and large peplums. However, she wasn’t fooling anyone and a baby bump was clearly visible.
It seems the expecting mom wanted to announce the news on her terms. Following the heightened speculation, Ciara attempted to squash the rumors during an Oct. 19 appearance on Access Hollywood. “We got time,” she said.
“Our mission is, I got to make my best album for my fans. I want to rock out and make the world dance, and he’s got many more games to play. We got time to live life and things will happen at the perfect time as they’ve been [happening].”
The married couple of barely four months have not stated when their bundle of joy is expected to arrive. The new baby will be Wilson’s first and Ciara’s second. She shares two-year-old, Future Zahir, with rapper Future.
“Atlanta” Season 1 Episode 9 aired on FX Tuesday night (Oct. 25).
In this episode, “Juneteenth,” Earn and Van begrudgingly attend a Juneteenth party hosted by a black woman and her overly likeable white husband.
Watch “Atlanta” Season 1 Episode 9 below:
About the show:
Atlanta revolves around two cousins on their way up through the Atlanta rap scene whose opposing views on art versus commerce, success and race will make their quest anything but easy.
Donald Glover plays “Earnest ‘Earn’ Marks,” a loner who left Atlanta only to return; now working an unglamorous job and barely getting by. When his cousin Alfred becomes Atlanta’s hot rapper, Earn sees an opportunity to manage Alfred’s career.
Brian Tyree Henry plays “Alfred Miles,” Atlanta’s hot of the moment rapper who plans to capitalize on the sudden fame as quickly as possible. Lakeith Lee Stanfield plays “Darius,” Alfred’s oddly talented right-hand man and musical collaborator. Zazie Beetz plays “Van,” a pragmatist caught up in a complicated relationship with Earn (Donald Glover) due to their daughter.
The Walking Dead has become a cultural phenomenon since it first aired six years ago. It has amassed a huge following over its six seasons, earning a spot in the top five most viewed shows on television right now. And after a long hiatus between season 6 (which ended in a brutal cliff hanger) and the season 7 premiere this past Sunday, fans were clamoring for the latest episode in this violent series.
And it certainly didn’t fail to live up to its violent history, with some critics calling it, “an hour of pure, relentless misery,” and “as much fun as…a barbed-wire baseball to the skull.” For those who haven’t seen it yet, just know that it was eye-poppingly brutal.
In fact, the episode was so violent and tough to watch, many viewers are saying they’ve finally had enough:
— John Hocevar (@JohnHocevar) October 24, 2016
Why did I say I want the walking dead back. No take it away. I'm emotionally unstable now. I'm crying. No thanks. I quit. #TheWalkingDead
— Ally G (@allyg765) October 24, 2016
I've officially quit watching the walking dead after today
— samantha (@samm_ferguson_) October 24, 2016
I QUIT I HATE THE WALKING DEAD I CANT WATCH THIS HOW ANYMORE WHAT THE HELL
— spøøky megan (@mxgzilla) October 24, 2016
— Corey Blaser (@coreyblaser) October 24, 2016
These threats of being done with the show are nothing new for TWD crew. You only have to look back to the season 6 finale when countless people vowed to drop the show because of the cliffhanger ending. There was even a change.org petition created to rally fans to stop watching.
How’d that work out, you ask? Sunday’s season 7 premiered with an average of 17 million viewers, up 20% from last year’s finale. So for now, it’s tough to believe all the angered chatter on social media.
They’ve proven they will keep coming back. As the executive producer of the show, Greg Nicotero, put it, “I think it’s a kneejerk reaction that people have, because they care about these characters. If we killed someone they didn’t care, like, ‘no big deal, just gonna go have a bagel and not worry about it,’ that means we haven’t done something to connect our people to the characters.”
So it’s probably safe to say The Walking Dead is in no trouble of losing its viewship. Besides, there’s a freakin’ tiger this season, and who’s not going to keep watching for that?
Four people were killed Tuesday (Oct. 24) on the Thunder River Rapids Ride at Dreamworld, Australia’s biggest theme park, located on the Gold Coast in Queensland.
Here are some things to know about the tragic incident.
1. The four victims killed in the accident were all adults.
Police were called to the site at Coomera around 2:20 p.m. Tuesday afternoon following reports that “a number of people had been injured by a conveyor belt.”
When they arrived to the scene, officers found two victims were ejected after a malfunction on the ride and the other two victims were trapped inside. All four victims died from their injuries.
The victims were later identified as 32-year-old Kate Goodchild, 35-year-old Luke Dorsett, 38-year-old Roozi Araghi, and an unidentified 42-year-old New Zealand woman.
Queensland Ambulance spokesman Gavin Fuller said a “malfunction” was to blame for the incident. “The ride had sustained some sort of malfunction causing two people to be ejected,” said Fuller. “Another two people were caught inside the ride — two males and two females, they were assessed by Queensland ambulance personnel and had all sustained injuries that were incompatible with living.”
Two children, ages 10 and 13, were on the same raft as the victims, but managed to escape before being harmed.
2. Three of the four victims were family and had traveled around 2,300 km (over 1,400 miles) from Canberra to the theme park in Queensland.
Kate Goodchild and her brother Luke Dorsett along with his partner Roozi Araghi (L to R, all three killed in the incident) were visiting Queensland from Canberra (2,300 km/1,400 mi away) when they decided to stop by Dreamworld.
Kate and Luke’s mother Kim Dorsett told Courier-Mail that she is deeply devastated by the incident. “I have three children and have lost two of them today — my whole family has been wiped out,” she said.
She describes her son and daughter as kind, loving souls. “They really were just wonderful people – that would be the best way to describe them,” Dorsett said. “They were kind, loving souls that would honestly do anything for anyone.”
Kate Goodchild was the mother of two daughters, a 12-year-old and an 8-month-old. The oldest child is said to have been at the theme park when the accident occurred. Kate’s mother Kim said the oldest child is blaming herself for her mother’s death.
“Like me, she [the older daughter] is still coming to terms with it all but she is completely devastated – she is blaming herself for what has happened,” Dorsett said. “She has had a truly terrible day, she is going through unimaginable pain at the moment.”
Dorsett continued, “I’m at a loss as to how to deal with this now – I woke up this morning with three children and tomorrow I am only going to have one left. I have two granddaughters … and it truly breaks my heart to know that my eight-month-old is never going to get to know her mum.”
The other woman killed in the tragedy is said have been vacationing from New Zealand with her husband and two children at the time of the incident.
3. The park is now closed in light of the tragic incident.
Dreamworld’s CEO Craig Davison announced in a news conference following the accident that the park is closed and the situation is under investigation.
“At this stage, the park is closed and Dreamworld is working closely with police and emergency services to establish the facts around the incident,” Davison said. “We are deeply shocked and saddened by this and our hearts and our thoughts go to the families involved and to their loved ones.”
The company’s secretary Alan Shedden issued a statement saying, “Dreamworld’s focus and priority is with the families of those involved in this tragedy.”
4. US Olympian Matthew Centrowitz was on the ride minutes before the tragedy occurred.
US Olympian Matthew Centrowitz tweeted that he had just got off the ride 15 minutes prior to four people being killed. “Dude! Just got off a ride 15 mins ago that has 1 person seriously injured & 2 others trapped. #Dreamworld,” he tweeted.
@MattCentrowitz hearing more news about the tragic event at Dreamworld today. Thoughts and prayers go out to people and families involved.
— Matthew Centrowitz (@MattCentrowitz) October 25, 2016
He also sent out another tweet giving his thoughts and prayers to all those involved: “hearing more news about the tragic event at Dreamworld today. Thoughts and prayers go out to people and families involved.”
5. The ride had stopped earlier in the day.
Witnesses said that there had been a problem with the ride earlier in the day and engineers had been called in for repairs.
“They drained all the water out and then had to refill it back up, and then we were allowed to go. We were stuck there for about 30 to 40 minutes at least,” a witness told Telegraph.co.uk.
Jesse Lovett told reporters that the velcro seat holding passengers in didn’t feel secure when he was riding with his 2-year-old daughter.
“It’s so rough and you had to hold it really tight. It was my favourite ride and now with my daughter I was pretty scared to go on it,” he said to news.com.au. “All that was holding her in securely was me. The strap did nothing and easily came undone because it was wet.”
Authorities would not comment on the cause of the malfunction, but forensics and workplace safety experts were investigating the matter.
6. Witnesses were seen hysterically crying
Witnesses said they saw a young girl was screaming who they believe was the daughter of one of the victims. “We saw people hysterically crying, running around … One of the daughters said it was her family,” a witness told Sky News.
Another witness Lisa Claire said that she and others tried to comfort the young girl.
“We saw [a] little girl and we believe it was her mum because it was just her and her little sister that was an infant. We tried to comfort her to the side to distract her,” Claire said. “The kids and people in there were screaming. It all happened so quickly. There were heaps of people crying, it all happened so fast.”
Claire Wooley told reporters, “She just kept screaming ‘Where’s Mummy? Where’s Mummy? We tried to comfort her, but she was so emotional it was hard. We were in tears ourselves and she was just hysterical.”
Other people who were on the ride at the time of the incident were said to have been hysterically crying as they were leaving the scene.
7. The ride was almost over when the malfunction happened.
A former Dreamworld employee who worked at the park for over a decade told the Gold Coast Bulletin that the ride was nearly finished when it hit an empty raft and flipped over.
See example below (via news.com.au):
“If you ever saw a doughnut being made at Donut King, they have a conveyor belt at the end that the doughnuts go up to dry off. It’s exactly the same thing … It just takes them from the water in the bottom to the unloading point at the end,” the former staffer said.
8. Police said that it was a miracle the two children on the raft survived.
Queensland police assistant commissioner Brian Codd said that the two girls who survived the tragedy were extremely lucky. “It was absolutely traumatic for these children. Almost a miracle that anybody came out of that,” he said in a statement.
The children were taken to the hospital and were receiving counseling.
“Our focus at the moment is on the two young children that were on that ride. We need to make sure that they are getting the care and the counselling that they need,” Annastacia Palaszczuk, the premier of Queensland said.
9. The Australian Prime minister released a statement.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said that he was sad to hear the news and assured a thorough investigation will be held.
“Theme parks are a place for family fun and happiness, not tragedy. This is a very, very, sad, tragic event. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who lost their lives,” he said.
He added, “This is a very sad day, and we trust there will be a thorough investigation into the causes of this accident over the days to follow.”