ISLA VISTA, CA – While police have yet to confirm the identity of the gunman in Friday night’s deadly rampage, many sources are reporting the identity of the gunmen as 22-year-old Elliot Rodger.
Update: Santa Barbara County Sheriff, Bill Brown has confirmed they believe the video is of the killer.
Rodger is the son of Hollywood director Peter Rodgers who was an assistant director on The Hunger Games. According to FoxNews, Alan Shifman the family’s attorney, has confirmed that the family believes Peter’s son is responsible for the shooting rampage.
Rodger’s is suspected of shooting and killing at least seven people Friday night in the small Southern California town of Isla Vista, after leaving a lengthy and chilling YouTube video declaring his intentions.
Police have confirmed they are analyzing a chilling video message believed to be connected to the “mass murder” that has left seven dead and dozens injured near the University of California Santa Barbara.
In the video, Rodger is sitting in his black BMW talking about his loneliness, alienation and rage, saying, “girls gave their affection and sex and love to other men but never to me”.
Starting out the video Rodger says, “Hi. Elliot Rodger here. Well this is my last video. It all has to come to this. Tomorrow is the day of retribution. The day in which I will have my revenge against humanity, against all of you. For the last 8 years of my life, ever since I’ve hit puberty I’ve been forced to endure an existence of loneliness, rejection and unfulfilled desires, all because girls have not been attracted to me.”
In his ranting Rodger continues, “If I had it in my power, I would stop at nothing to reduce every single one of you to Mountain of skulls and rivers of blood and rightfully so. You deserve to be annihilated.”
Rodger went on to threaten the women, “You never showed me any mercy, so I will show you none. (laughs) I’ve waited a long time for this, I’ll give you exactly what you deserve, all you girls who rejected me and looked down upon me.”
Lollapalooza organizers are broadcasting the festival live right now via YouTube.
You’ll see sets by The Cure, Imagine Dragons, The Killers, The Postal Service, Vampire Weekend and many more.
Here’s the schedule for Saturday and Sunday – All times are Central time.
12:15PM – BEN HOWARD
1:00PM – COURT YARD HOUNDS
2:00PM – LOCAL NATIVES
3:00PM – ELLIE GOULDING
4:00PM – THE NATIONAL
5:15PM – THE LUMINEERS
6:30PM – THE POSTAL SERVICE
8:00PM – MUMFORD & SONS
12:30PM – ALEX CLARE
2:30PM – TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB
3:30PM – ALT-J
4:30PM – STEVE AOKI
5:00PM – VAMPIRE WEEKEND
6:15PM – THE CURE
NEW YORK, NY – Radio talk show host and ‘Americas Got Talent” judge, Howard Stern, invited Anthony Weiner’s mistress and sexting partner to tell all on his syndicated radio program “The Howard Stern Show” on Tuesday.
Twenty-three-year-old Sydney Leathers appeared on “The Howard Stern Show” to dish on her recent ex-lover, 48-year-old Anthony Weiner, who resigned from congress back in 2011 after he posted a sexually suggestive photo of himself to a woman on Twitter – basically Weiner was texting a photo of his weener to a woman, who was not his wife.
As expected Leathers came out swinging and didn’t pull any punches, placing even more doubt on whether Weiner is even qualified to be mayor of New York City. Yes, he’s currently running for mayor and refuses to withdraw and he’s got the backing of his wife, Huma Abedin.
Leathers told Stern, “I mean as funny as it would be to have a Mayor Carlos Danger, I think he’s a little too busy j–king off to do anything for the city.” Weiner likes to refer to himself as Carlos Danger on social media sites.
The candid and sometimes raunchy exchange with Stern shed some light on just how bad Weiner’s needs are when it comes to sex, sexting, and his ego.
Leather’s asked Stern, “Okay, how are you going to be mayor of New York City if you’re c–ming like five times a day?”
According to Leathers their relation started out via email, and then worked its way to regular phone sex and the occasional naked photos.
“Maybe I thought I was in love with him, in reality I wasn’t, it was just the infatuation, and the whole situation was just really intense,” Leathers admitted.
Leathers’ relationship with Weiner started shortly after the then-Congressman was caught sending lewd pictures of his penis to strangers forcing him from office. During that time, Leathers wrote to him through social media site Facebook, telling him how disappointed she was in his behavior.
Fast forward a year, Weiner pokes Leathers on Facebook to apologized for letting her down, but almost immediately he started flirting with her.
“That was what really got me,” Leathers told Stern, “that he’s supposedly getting help but in reality he’s flirting with me.”
Leathers was flattered by Weiner’s attention, and agreed to send him a self-portrait – in thong underwear. Understanding the risk, Weiner then sent her graphic photos of himself.
“He even told me after he sent the first picture, ‘You know I took this just for you,’” Leathers told Sterns. “It was titled ‘For Syd,’ and then he’s like, ‘If this ends up anywhere, I know you did it.’”
Stern’s co-host Robin Quivers asked, “Do you think he maybe actually thinks this is not cheating?”
“Maybe, but then again maybe not because I don’t think he really gives a sh–, to be honest,” Leathers responded. “I think he’s like, ‘I’m Anthony Weiner, I’m gonna do, I’m Carlos Danger, I’m gonna do whatever I want. Who cares about my wife? She’ll forgive me no matter what.’”
It all started going sour when Weiner wouldn’t let go, pestering her with constant phone calls. “He was just this needy little b—h, basically,” Leathers explained.
“It actually was a turn-off. That’s part of why things started to fizzle out, because he was clingy with me, he would get pissy with me over, you know, guys complimenting me on Facebook, just weird sh– like that. I’m like, ‘You’re married. I’m single,’ you know?”
What caused Leathers to come forward and speak out about Weiner was how he’s been on the campaign trail saying he’s a changed man.
“I think I am a little bit angry with him, just because, you know, he lured me into this situation and then he didn’t want to own up to it. What pissed me off was him on the campaign trail saying ‘Oh, I’ve changed,” and trying act like he has this perfect marriage now and everything’s just peachy … I was like, bullsh–, I’m proof that you have not changed.”
Leathers did confirm that she was in talks with Vivid Entertainment about a possible porn deal.
MANKATO, MN – A video of a rabbit is making the rounds on YouTube and has attracted over 208,000 views since late last month.
The rabbit, dubbed “Frankenstein,” is becoming a YouTube sensation as thousands of viewers are tuning in to watch 20-year-old Gunnar Boettcher doing his best Steve Irwin impression, as him and his brother stalk a wild rabbit with apparent horns growing around it’s head.
Boettcher writes, “Mythical Jackalope? Filmed with horns growing out of its head! Found this majestic and magical creature living around our house. It feeds off of the dying souls of other rabbits. His name is Frankenstein, and I risked my life trying to capture this legendary footage…”
Boettcher’s done some research and believes the rabbit has a form of papilloma virus that is highly contagious.
Joe Stangel, area wildlife supervisor for the state Department Natural Resources (DNR), told the Associated Press that he agrees with the diagnosis, but is waiting for confirmation from a veterinarian. He added, that the DNR would let nature takes it course, since this is generally a fatal disease.
Boettcher is taking quite a bit of heat for the video too, with many saying it’s wrong to take advantage of a diseased rabbit.
Nathaliaaa666 posted: “yre an idiot this is so tragic he suffers and y Think this is amusing just 2 get as many views as posibile?”
Emilia Barc wrote: “This is not amusing in any way. This animal is suffering and will slowly starve to death. Do not make a spectacle out of another being’s pain.”
Boettcher told the Free Press of Mankato, “It’s a great idea to try to help him and make him healthy again, but it’s a little ridiculous to blame me for not helping the rabbit and taking him to the vet when it’s a wild rabbit,” he said. “It’s turning into a thing on animal rights. People are saying I’m mean for making it humorous, but it was just supposed to be something fun between me and my brother.”
“Gentleman” is the follow-up song to the wildly popular “Gangnam Style,” which went on to break a YouTube record with over 1.5 billion views.
Apparently “Gentleman” has broken Justin Bieber’s record for the most views in the first-day category, with “Gentleman” amassing over 18 million views in its first day on YouTube, beating, or should we say killing, Bieber’s record of 8 million views for “Beauty and the Beat.”
The overall record for most views in the first-day category is the short film “KONY 2012,” with 30 million views.
PSY kicked Bieber’s butt with the release of “Gangnam Style” when he surpassed “Baby” in overall views. Bieber’s “Baby” had 848 million views, compared to “Gangnam Style” with 1.5 billion.
Despite all the saber-rattling from North Korea, South Korean pop star Psy managed to release his follow-up to, the largely overrated, “Gangnam Style” on Thursday. “Gentleman” is styled after “Gangnam Style,” with a techno beat that one would expect, plus a combination of Korean and English lyrics.
Upon its initial release on Thursday, “Gentleman” was accessible in Australia and New Zealand, but quickly found its way to YouTube. However, shortly after the song hit YouTube, listeners were greeted with a message from Universal stating that the stream had been blocked.
The decision was then made to move the release date to today for everyone, rather than stick to the initial release date which was scheduled for Friday.
Psy’s “Gangnam Style” took the world by storm as it smashed through YouTube’s record number of views, amassing over 1.5 billion views. Yes, billions.
The 35-year-old recently wrapped up filming of the music video for “Gentleman” earlier in the week. Filming took place in and around Seoul Korea.
Psy said the song will have a fast tempo and be accompanied by a new dance routine. He will be performing in Western Seoul on Saturday at the World Cup Stadium in celebration of the new song.
Will it make it to the 1.5 billion views on YouTube?
In what has got to be one of the worst crazes on YouTube, ‘Gallon Smashing’ appears to be going viral, and now pranksters have hit stores in Elk Grove and Tracy in the last couple of days.
Typically, at least two people are involved. One armed with a video camera, the other with a gallon or two of milk. The prankster then fakes a tumble throwing the milk in the air, as patrons run to assist their fellow shopper.
There could be some humor in this, if the pranksters cleaned up the mess they made and paid for the damage done, but they don’t. They leave the store, and the mess, behind and head home to upload their latest show of brain power to YouTube.
Guess what guys. As cities fight back, your well-honed tumbling skills are going to land you on the wrong side of the law.
There are various reports of young kids being charged with theft and disorderly conduct in other cities, Elk Grove and Tracy are no exception as they track down the perpetrators. If someone were to be hurt during one of these wonderfully planned out shows of idiocy, they could be facing jail time.
There’s even a Facebook page dedicated to Gallon Smashing. Here’s what one boy genius wrote.
“Ok, so this gets messy and someone will have to clean it up… but people do get paid for cleaning so what’s the problem? Think about all the people that drop bottles of wine or eggs (or anything messy)… it still needs cleaning up. Everyone I know that has seen these videos have laughed so hard. The world needs more laughter. Destroying private property? Milk/juice is not private property… it’s available for the public, in a public store.”
So is it funny or felony?
The Seattle Times is reporting that YouTube personality and hip hop artist, Freddie E. is dead at 22, of an apparent suicide.
Frederick Eugene Buhl, better known as Freddy E, died Saturday in Renton, WA from a self-inflicted gunshot.
He was best known for his internet program Jerk TV, featuring funny and profane bits, most with a moral or cautionary warnings.
Freddy E.’s father, Frederick Douglass Buhl, posted on his Facebook page:
“Today, our son, Frederick Eugene Buhl (@freddy_E), age 22 years old, took his own life with a rifle shot to the head. Our family is saddened beyond words; our loss is great; this tragedy is enormous and unforseen(sic). Not only our family, but the world has lost a talented, sensitive, brilliant young man who lit up our existence with his. We love him a great deal, and he will be sorely missed. We pray that God will now watch over him, and we ask all of you to include Frederick and our entire family in your thoughts and prayers. Tomorrow, Sunday, January 5th, 2013, we will be attending Fred’s Church, First AME, at 12:00 PM in Seattle, WA. You are invited to join us or send your prayers. Fred would appreciate that a great deal.”
The medical examiner’s office said an autopsy will be performed Monday.
In an age where everyone is plugged in to social media, it has become imperative that friends take notice when reading tweets such as the ones Freddy sent out in his last moments of life. Maybe if someone had reacted to these chilling tweets, a life might have been saved.
Freddy’s last tweets just before pulling the trigger:
“It’s all bad y’all…”
“Cruising in the 300 Chrysler. Wishing the world could be a little brighter. But all I can seem to find is this lighter. It’s all bad y’all.”
“If there’s a God then He’s calling me back home. This barrel never felt so good next to my dome. It’s cold & I’d rather die than live alone.”
“It’s… all… bad… y’all. *puts finger around trigger*”
“I love you Mom.”
“I love you Dad.”
“I love you Katherine.”
“God… please forgive me.”
Unbeknownst to all those Little Monsters that follow Lady Gaga’s every move, the Bieberholics have been busily recruiting beliebers across the nation and the biebersphere.
Bieber has just blown by Lady Gaga to become the first artist ever to reach 2 billion YouTube views, this according to social-media stats service Famecount.com. Currently they have Bieber at 2,012,524,264 views and Gaga at 1,887,277,009.
How is that even possible? Because Bieber has over 1 million subscribers on YouTube, giving him nearly 94 million views a month.
For you non-beliebers out there ““ Bieber started his career on YouTube when at 12 years old he posted some videos and ended up with millions of views. This caught the attention of Scooter Braun and Usher. The rest, as they say, is history.
Not is all lost Little Monsters. According to Famecount.com you’re still leading the way on Facebook with 44,739,729 fans and Twitter with 15,276,277 followers. This compared to Justin’s 37,122,624 Facebook fans and 13,993,268 Twitter followers.
So what has catapulted Bieber into the top slot? His latest Christmas release “Mistletoe,” which currently has over 30 million views and climbing.
Damn! And I thought he would just fade off into the sunset.
Looks like I’m headed to the doctors. I need to get a bieber shot. The last thing I need is to catch bieber fever.
I hate to be an enabler, but here’s the Mistletoe video. . .