This is like the plot of a movie you’d go see on Valentine’s Day . . .
There’s a 20-year-old woman in England named Jessica Sharman who had a bunch of seizures last March that somehow gave her AMNESIA. So she couldn’t remember anything, including her parents.
She’d been dating a guy named Rich Bishop for about seven months, but didn’t even want to see him. She says he was like a total stranger, who kept looking at her like they were in love. So it was too weird, and she decided to break up with him.
He convinced her to give him a chance though. They went on a bunch of dates, and he took her to all their favorite restaurants again to see if it would jog her memory.
Unfortunately, that didn’t happen. But what did happen was she fell in LOVE again.
She says Rich was so patient and nice to her that it was hard NOT to fall for him. Her doctors still don’t know if she’ll ever get her memory back. And there’s a chance she’ll have another seizure and get amnesia all over again.
But even if that happens, she thinks they’ll end up together now. Quote, “[He] was able to make me fall in love with him twice. So I know he could do it again.”
Do you find it really hard to pick something to watch on Netflix? Like, there are SO many choices, but you just keep scrolling and saying things like, “Do I REALLY want to commit to start watching ‘Jessica Jones’ right now?”
According to a new study, we spend an average of 18 minutes trying to figure out what to watch on Netflix or other streaming services. We’re actually faster when we are looking for something to watch on old-fashioned TV . . . that takes us nine minutes.
BUT . . . when you add it all up, the average person spends 15 months of their LIFE trying to decide what to watch.
SELENA GOMEZ is putting herself on hiatus, so she can take some time to “focus on her health and happiness.”
She says, quote, “As many of you know, around a year ago I revealed that I have lupus, an illness that can affect people in different ways. I’ve discovered that anxiety, panic attacks, and depression can be side effects of lupus, which can present their own challenges.”
Now, I know what you’re thinking . . . could this be a COVER for something else that’s going on behind the scenes? Well, “People” magazine doesn’t think so.
A source says, quote, “[It’s] absolutely not related to alcohol or substance abuse, [she just] hadn’t felt like herself over the last couple of months.”
Selena didn’t say how long her break will be . . . but supposedly, she’s cleared her calendar for the rest of the year. She also took a break back in 2013, and secretly underwent chemotherapy as part of her lupus treatment.
Our country suffered another horrible mass shooting this weekend. Here’s what we know . . .
A 29-year-old walked into a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida called Pulse around 2:00 A.M. on Sunday, and opened fire with an assault rifle and a semi-automatic Glock pistol. (His name was Omar Mateen . . . but we won’t dignify him with a name.)
He murdered 50 people, and injured at least 53 more. Then there was a three-hour standoff before the police busted in around 5:00 A.M. and killed him. It’s the deadliest mass shooting in American history, and the worst terrorist attack since 9/11.
The shooter is a U.S. citizen who was born in New York, and lived here his whole life. His parents are from Afghanistan. But he called 911 during the attack to pledge his allegiance to ISIS, and also mentioned the Boston bombers.
He’s actually been on the FBI’s watch list for several years, but the FBI cleared him in 2014 and decided he wasn’t a threat.
ISIS took credit for the attack yesterday, but it’s not clear if they ordered it, or they’re just claiming it since the guy was one of their followers.
Even though he was on the FBI’s watch list, the shooter was able to legally buy the assault rifle he used in the attack 12 days ago. Probably because he’d been working as a security guard a couple hours south of Orlando, in Fort Pierce, Florida.
His father told reporters his son may’ve targeted the gay nightclub because he got angry earlier this year when he saw two men kissing in Miami.
He also doesn’t think his son was motivated by radical Islamic beliefs. He said, quote, “This has nothing to do with religion . . . we are in shock like the whole country.”
The shooter married a woman from Uzbekistan in 2009, and she told reporters he had a history with mental illness and steroids . . . and used to BEAT her. So she left him after four months. And SHE says his religion didn’t play a role in the attack either.
As for the attack itself, he started shooting right after last call, and the place was still packed . . . there were over 300 people inside for a ‘Latin’ night during gay pride month.
So it was dark, and some people were confused by the sound of gunshots while loud music was playing.
A lot of witness described a scene sort of like the terrorist attack at the rock concert in Paris back in November.
And just like that attack, there are a lot of stories about people escaping . . . hiding . . . and doing whatever they could to help people who were hurt.
The first to respond was a cop who was on extra duty AT the club. He and two cops nearby exchanged gunfire with the shooter. Then the guy went back inside, and the standoff started. When the police finally busted in, 30 more people escaped.
Thirty nine people were found dead at the club . . . another 11 were taken to hospitals and pronounced dead there. And it all happened just four miles from where that “Voice” contestant CHRISTINA GRIMMIE was shot and killed on Friday.
And just to illustrate what kind of craziness we live in right now, it looks like there could’ve been ANOTHER mass shooting targeting the gay community, on the other side of the country.
The police in Los Angeles caught a 20-year-old from Indiana taking a car full of guns and EXPLOSIVES to the gay pride parade in Hollywood yesterday.
They’re still investigating, but the guy isn’t tied to ISIS, and it wasn’t related to what happened in Orlando.
If you want to help out, there’s a GoFundMe page for the victims and their families . . . GoFundMe.com/PulseVictimsFund. It’s already raised over $1.2 million.
(CNN / Orlando Sentinel / Miami Herald / NBC News / Los Angeles Times)
Margaritas Are Now the Most Popular Drink in America
According to a new survey, the most popular cocktail in America is now . . . the MARGARITA.
It’s true. Here are the five most popular cocktails in the country . . .
- Margarita . . . 60% of people have ordered one at a bar or restaurant in the past three months.
- Daiquiri, 44%.
- Pina colada, 36%.
- Long Island iced tea, 33%.
- Mojito, 29%.
The survey also found that one out of four Americans have ordered a cocktail at a bar or restaurant in the past few months, and paid an average of $8.72 for one.