Sun Oct 21 18:19:08 EDT 2018
Ariana Grande is heading uptown!
On Saturday, the “God Is a Woman” singer, 25, was spotted enjoying some time away from the Big Apple with her mother, Joan Grande, as well as some friends.
Grande sported a low-key ensemble for the outing, opting for an oversized grey sweatshirt, a pair of green leggings and white sneakers.
The pop star was also spotted without her signature ponytail, choosing to tie her locks back in a neat bun.
Saturday marked a big day for Davidson, as the comedian made his first public appearance since the pair’s split at a comedy benefit in West Hollywood, California.
Although he didn’t mention Grande by name at the start of his 45 minute-long set, everybody in the crowd likely understood why he began by announcing, “As you could tell, I don’t want to be here.”
“There’s a lot going on,” he added, before jokingly alluding to his breakup by asking the crowd, “Does anybody have any open rooms? Looking for a roommate?”
Davidson also admitted that since their split he’d “been covering a bunch of tattoos.”
“I’m f— zero for two in the tattoo ,” he remarked, likely referencing the fact that before his relationship with Grande, he got ex-girlfriend Cazzie David’s face inked on his arm. That tattoo has since been covered.
In Grande’s first appearance following their split, the singer was seen covering up a finger tattoo of Davidson’s first name with a Band-Aid.
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While Grande dove head-first into work after calling off her months-long engagement to Davidson, the split has taken its toll on her.
“She’s staying strong and focusing on work right now, but her friends and family are definitely worried about her,” a source recently told PEOPLE.
Two days after their breakup was confirmed, Grande returned to work, performing “The Wizard and I” during the final taping of Wicked’s 15th-anniversary special, which will air on NBC later this month. At the event, which also marked her first public appearance post-split, the pop star was without her 3-carat, $93,000 engagement ring.
“Ariana’s been through a lot and emotionally things have been so up and down for her this year,” the source said adding that the demise of their engagement has “been really hard for both of them.”
Sun Oct 21 17:51:31 EDT 2018
Disaster struck during a party at an apartment clubhouse on Saturday night, when a floor collapsed under dozens of partygoers in Clemson, South Carolina.
Video footage from the incident shared on social media shows a roomful of people jumping up and down to the music before they’re suddenly sent plummeting to the floor below as the middle of the dance floor caves in.
The Clemson City Police Department revealed 30 people were taken to local hospitals on Sunday morning, WSPA reported.
The incident occurred at an annual homecoming weekend party thrown by the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity at The Woodlands of Clemson, an off-campus apartment and townhome residence, according to a campus update from Clemson University obtained by PEOPLE.
Twenty-three students were transported to local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the campus update. Additionally, several partygoers also took themselves to local hospitals, which brought the number of injuries to approximately 30.
“You could hear the floor about to go through, kind of,” Jeremy Tester, one of the attendees at the party, told CNN, “but nobody thought it was going to happen. They just kept going.”
Another partygoer, Jaylen Adams, added that he could actually feel the floor moving up and down before the collapse. “It was just a shocking moment for everyone,” he continued, adding that he saw some people “crying” and “bleeding.”
“We’re just thankful that it was not any worse than it was,” Clemson Police Chief Jimmy Dixon told CNN affiliate WYFF, adding that no partygoers had been trapped after the floor collapsed.
The investigation into what caused the collapse is ongoing, CNN reported.
Police first received a call about the collapse around 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, reported the Greenville News.
Clemson University EMS and Fire were also dispatched and helped transport the injured partygoers to the hospital, according to the campus alert.
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“The University will continue to do everything it can to help and support our students who were affected by this terrible situation, as well as their families and friends,” Clemson University President Jim Clements said in the campus update. “Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with all those affected by this very unfortunate incident.”
“We are thankful that none of the injuries appear to be life-threatening at this point,” Clemson Provost Bob Jones added. “Our student affairs team has been working to support our students since shortly after the incident occurred and the university will continue to do whatever it can to help those who were affected by this terrible incident, as well as their families and friends. We have asked our faculty to exercise some flexibility in attendance policies for those students who were involved in this traumatic event.”
Sun Oct 21 17:47:41 EDT 2018
A skeptical account of their prosecution for the 2005 murder of photographer Teresa Halbach, the series brought national attention to allegations of planted evidence, a coerced confession and a coverup.
It inspired fervent debate around the country about Avery and Dassey’s guilt, and it returned for 10 new episodes on Friday, narrowing in on the push for Avery and Dassey to be free. (The series has been criticized by the Halbach family, who again declined to participate.)
“There was such a tremendous response to the first season,” says co-director Laura Ricciardi. “And we understood that people had lots of questions at the end.”
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“The world you see in part 2 is in many ways a new world because of part 1,” co-director Moira Demos tells PEOPLE. That includes increased support for and scrutiny of both Avery and Dassey, as well as outsiders looking to capitalize on their raised profiles.
“People are selling friendly letters for money or writing fake letters,” Demos says.
Avery, now 56, has twice gotten engaged while in custody — with the tabloid media following along at every turn — and he spends time at the maximum-security Waupun Correctional Institution working in the kitchen and receiving visits from family and a few close friends, says his attorney, Kathleen Zellner.
Still, she says, “It’s hell on Earth.”
Zellner says Avery is “at the beginning” of his appeal process, but his nephew’s hopes are dimmer since the U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up his case this summer. His next legal steps are not known, though his attorneys say they are continuing the fight.
Held at the maximum-security Columbia Correctional Institution, Dassey, who turned 29 the same day part 2 was released, occupies himself writing letters — like his uncle, he receives many supportive messages — or else reading and watching TV, though neither one has been able to see Making a Murderer.
Dassey’s family “has been unfailing” in their support, according to Steven Drizin, one of his two lawyers.
“Life in prison isn’t easy,” says Laura Nirider, Drizin’s co-counsel.
Dassey is “a hopeful guy,” Nirider says, “and he’s somebody who throughout all of this still manages to have faith that one day the truth is going to come out.”