You know how everybody has that one cause that hits really close to home for them? This is it for me. I lost my cousin Kim in the Spring of 2008, when she was just 30 years old. The culprit? Breast Cancer. If you want to help fight this terrible disease, or learn more about how to spread awareness - check out Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
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The Seneca Park Zoo's nine-week-old lion cubs are now the stars of a 24-hour Zoo Cam.
The still unnamed male and female cub are the children of two lions from the Seneca Park Zoo's "A Step Into Africa" exhibit.
The camera gives up close views of play time, feeding time, and sleeping time for the young animals, who are not part of the exhibit at this time.
"The cam gives our visitors exactly what they've been asking for - a chance to see the cubs," said Rachel Baker August, Executive Director of the Seneca Park Zoo Society. "The community has enthusiastically embraced A Step Into Africa since it opened last year and the recent addition of cubs has everyone talking."
To view the cubs on camera, click here.
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Seth Meyers will be taking up Jimmy Fallon's post at Late Night as Fallon moves on to The Tonight Show, NBC announced today. The current Saturday Night Live "Weekend Update" anchor will be following a path cleared by Fallon, who made the same jump from SNL's news desk four years ago.
The Associated Press reports that Meyers, who has been the head writer at SNL for eight seasons and the "Weekend Update" host for seven years, had been considered the main candidate for the Late Night job since the news first came out that Fallon was leaving. "We think Seth is one of the brightest, most insightful comedy writers and performers of his generation," NBC entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt told the AP.
Rumors had been circulating for some time before NBC finally announced in early April that Fallon would be leaving behind his 12:35 a.m. time slot to take over Jay Leno's position on Tonight. The Tonight Show will be relocating back to New York, and SNL creator Lorne Michaels will be coming on as producer.
Meyers will leave Saturday Night Live holding the record for serving the longest term as "Weekend Update" anchor in the show's history. "I only have to work for Lorne for five more years before I pay him back for the time I totaled his car," Meyers joked as his new move was announced. "12:30 on NBC has long been incredible real estate. I hope I can do it justice."
Kings Of Leon played new song Always The Same for the first time this weekend. See video footage above, now.
The track is one of the first things fans have heard from Kings Of Leon ahead of their next studio album and featured in the band's set at the Bottle Rock Music & Arts festival in Napa Valley, California on Saturday. Fans commenting on the fan shot footage have compared the harder edged sound of Always The Same to Queens Of The Stone Age.
Earlier this year, Kings Of Leon bassist Jared Followill has confirmed the band's new album will be out in September.
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A crane lifted the last of a 408-foot tall spire on top of One World Trade Center on Friday, a capstone to an emotional 12-year effort to replace the twin towers destroyed by terrorists.
The 18-piece silver spire will top out the tower at a symbolic 1,776 feet, a nod to the year America signed the Declaration of Independence. The new building is just north of the original towers, now the hallowed ground known as Ground Zero.
"This really is a symbolic moment because this building really represents the resiliency of this country,” Port Authority Vice Chair Scott Rechler told TODAY’s Matt Lauer, who earlier had made his way up the 104 floors to witness the process. “These people, the thousand men and women who have worked here tirelessly, really as a tribute for the people that perished on 9/11 right on this site.”
Lauer called it an “incredibly emotional” moment for him as a New York native.
“There’s a certain sense of personal pride that goes along with it,” he said just as the final pieces were lowered into place.
Applause and a huge cheer then erupted from the crowd below, some of whom had been chanting “U-S-A.”
The moment moved Savannah Guthrie to tears.
“How can you not have a lump in your throat, a tear in your eye, and a smile on your face after everything that has happened on that ground, to see this tower soar once again, and along with it, our hearts?” she said. “Really amazing.”
Her brother Martin Richard, 8, became the face of the Boston Marathon bombings – the littlest victim, mourned by thousands.
Since then, no one has forgotten young Jane Richard, 7, who lost a leg in the blasts. And now, to her family's great relief, she's finally on the path to recovery.
"Last evening, just 23 days after the bombing attack on Boston, our daughter Jane underwent her eleventh surgery," her parents Bill and Denise Richard said in a lengthy update Thursday.
It's been a long, hard road for her already, the Richards said.
"Getting to this point has not been easy for Jane. In addition to all of the surgeries, she has also had to fight off infections and other complications."
Hardest of all, her parents added, was having to explain to her what had happened to her brother when she awoke.
"After not being able to communicate with Jane for the first two weeks, she woke up with difficult questions that needed to be answered. There are not words to describe how hard sharing this heartbreaking news was on all of us," they write.
After three emotional weeks, Wednesday's surgery marked an "important milestone" and a reason to be "positive."
In closing "the wound created when the bomb took her left leg below the knee," doctors were "preparing Jane's injured leg to eventually be fitted for a prosthesis," they said.
"If things go well, Jane could be ready to transition to the rehabilitation stage of her recovery in the next few weeks."
Last month the nation mourned the loss of Jane's older brother Martin, a sports-loving, doe-eyed boy whose toothy smile touched hearts.
On April 23, in a private ceremony, the Richards laid him to rest.
"The outpouring of love and support over the last week has been tremendous," the Richards said at the time. "This has been the most difficult week of our lives and we appreciate that our friends and family have given us space to grieve and heal."
Randy Jackson, the sole holdout from the original cast of judges on American Idol, is leaving the show after this season comes to a close. "To put all of the speculation to the rest, after 12 years of judging on American Idol I have decided it is time to leave after this season," Jackson told Us Weekly yesterday. "I am very proud of how we forever changed television and the music industry. It's been a life changing opportunity, but I am looking forward to focusing on my company Dream Merchant 21 and other business ventures."
The show last night pared down to two remaining contestants, Kree Harrison and Candice Glover, heading into next week's season finale. The 56-year-old Jackson was an original panelist when American Idol began 12 seasons ago. Jackson, along with host Ryan Seacrest, has outlasted former judges Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell, Kara DioGuardi, Ellen DeGeneres, Jennifer Lopez, and Aerosmith's Steven Tyler.
Jackson's departure appears to be part of a massive overhaul on American Idol. Earlier this week, The Wrap reported that none of the show's current judges – Jackson, Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey and Keith Urban – would return for next season, and producer Nigel Lythgoe would also be leaving. The Hollywood Reporter noted last month that American Idol had been averaging a 4.3 rating in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, its worst showing since its debut season in 2001. By contrast, NBC's The Voice reached a 5.2 rating in the same demographic while American Idol dropped to a series low 2.8 in the same week, indicating a change in momentum for the two singing competition shows.
A man sees this wonderful gym-goer every morning, doing his daily dance routine on the treadmill. That must have taken a lot of practice! Warning, kids - don't try this at home.