Jennifer Lopez shared a picture of her sexy bikini body while lounging poolside with pal Leah Remini; "#notmad #loca #loveher," Lopez wrote of the actress.
Jenny from the Block… lookin' hot! Jennifer Lopez stripped down to a skimpy bikini while lounging poolside in the Hamptons on Monday, July 21. The picture, taken by Lopez's best friend Leah Remini, was posted to the global singing sensation's Instagram account alongside its backstory.
"She yelled at me 'DONT MOVE!'" Lopez, 44, recalled. The sexy bikini photo features Lopez wearing a hazelnut color bikini, hoop earrings, and a straw fedora, while reclining against a white chair. The American Idol judge flashes a big smile as she rests one hand against her thigh. "Another shot by Remini... #shemakesmelaugh #notmad #loca #loveher #shesgettinggoodatthis."
The busy "Luh Ya Papi" hitmaker and longtime bestie Remini have been relaxing at her Hamptons home as part of her 45 birthday festivities, which Lopez will celebrate Thursday, July 24.
Remini has become Lopez's personal photographer of sorts since landing in the luxurious East Coast destination. Last Friday, July 18, Lopez shared another outdoor bikini snap of herself, which was also taken by Remini. "My friend took this pic. And made me post it! Guess who? @leahremini #vacation #summertime #feelingrelaxed #backtoworksoon."
While the two are besties, Remini managed to call Lopez out that same day …for being so darn stylish. The King of Queens star, who grunged it in a baseball cap for a lazy day by the pool, found Lopez in a chic silk head scarf and other girly accessories. "Can you be ugly once?" Remini yelled to her pal. "Can you be normal?… You're such a jerkoff!"
A 49-year-old Connecticut man faces threatening charges after a woman told police he stabbed a watermelon in a passive-aggressive manner.
The Register Citizen of Torrington reports Carmine Cervellino of Thomaston was arraigned Monday on charges of threatening and disorderly conduct. He was released after posting a $500 bond.
Police say the woman had gone to police on July 4 to report finding drugs, including marijuana, in Cervellino's tool box. He was not arrested.
They say she later returned home to find the watermelon on the counter with a butcher's knife in it. She reported that Cervellino then entered the room and began carving the watermelon. She called the incident passive-aggressive and menacing.
No one answered a phone call Tuesday morning to the Cervellino home seeking comment.
Information from: The Register Citizen, http://www.registercitizen.com
A shopping mall in northeastern China has sparked accusations of sexism after it created 10 pink, extra-wide parking spots for women only.
Painted in hot pink, the spots at the World Metropolis Center in Dalian say, "respectfully reserved for ladies," and are about 11 inches wider than usual parking spots.
While some female drivers appreciated the tailored design, others called the parking spots sexist and disrespectful. On the Chinese social media site Weibo, a microblogger wrote in Mandarin, “Is this for real? Don’t discriminate against women drivers.”
In Seoul, South Korea, nearly 5,000 parking spaces near entrances of malls and other buildings were painted pink in 2009. They were designed to minimize the distance from cars to shopping for women wearing high heels.
Police have arrested a Rockville couple for allegedly keeping their 22-year-old twin sons, who have autism, in a dungeon-like enclosure in the basement of their home.
John Land, 57, and Janice Land, 59, are each charged with two counts of vulnerable adult abuse and attempted false imprisonment.
Around 5 a.m. Thursday, the Montgomery County Special Investigations Division stormed the Lands’ modest home along the 1600 block of Crawford Drive. Once inside, officers discovered the locked chamber housing both boys.
According to charging documents filed in Montgomery County District Court, police noticed an "overwhelming smell of urine coming from the room." There was no furniture for either brother to sit or sleep on, just a comforter covering the hard tile floor. There was also neither working electricity, nor smoke or carbon monoxide detectors. A tiny window was the only means of light, far too small for the 22-year-olds to crawl through in the case of an emergency, detectives say.
During police questioning, John Land reportedly told investigators his sons were "totally non-verbal," adding that their only means of communication is by pointing at or clutching onto objects.
Land said his sons would occasionally run away from home, and be overall "mischievous." In effort to prevent future run-offs and misbehavior, Land said he and his wife began to lock their sons in a makeshift basement compartment. They'd latch the external deadbolt around 10 p.m. each night, and then re-open the door around 4:45 a.m. the following day. The routine, Land told police, had been occurring for around six years.
When police asked how the special needs twins could summon help in the middle of the night, Land allegedly told officers he'd eventually awaken to yells and screams.
"We obviously didn't know anything about that, and we certainly would have done something if we had," neighbor Natalie Larson said. "I work with kids with disabilities, and the kids I work with are certainly not in basements, so that's really upsetting."
Investigators also spent time speaking with Janice Land, who said she'd recently discarded of the basement furniture because it was soiled and smelled strongly of urine. The 59-year-old mother of eight claimed she'd begun saving for new furnishings, but hadn't collected enough money yet. Land, however, claimed no knowledge of keeping her sons in the basement chamber under lock-and-key.
"If someone locked them in the room, I didn't know about it," Janice Land is quoted in charging documents.
"It's shameful really," neighbor Sam French remarked. "That's not parenting. I mean that's just locking someone up for God's sakes. That's like being a jailer. Who would do that to their children?"
Neighbor Sharon Drennan says her son knew the family and that she contacted police multiple times as far back as three years ago.
“Our son used to be friends with the Lands, and he told us there was a child locked in the basement that was autistic and never left the basement,” Drennan said. “We made reports to the authorities and—nobody. There’s been cops in that house several times and never removed those children. And it comes to this—this long?”
Neighbor Bruce Dennan said, “Supposedly, they’d lock them in the laundry room, and they would sleep on the washer and dryer and on the floor.”
According to court records, John Land has worked for Montgomery County Public Schools since 1978. He is currently the building service manager at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School in Germantown, but has worked at a variety of other school district facilities over the last 35 years. In December 2010, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot awarded Land for the "outstanding" and "superior" work he and his MLK team had performed in classrooms.
During a phone interview, John Land's father told ABC 7 News the Lands were "600 percent innocent." The 83-year-old said he'd just checked his son and daughter-in-law, who are in the process of hiring a defense attorney, into a local hotel. The couple’s home has since been condemned by the City of Rockville.
"I'm happy that they [twin brothers] were found. I'm happy that they're alive. I'm happy they can get the resources that they need to thrive," Larson added. "There's a lot that they can do. Just because they have autism doesn't mean they need to be locked in a basement."
John and Janice Land will return to Montgomery County District Court on Sept. 2 at 8:30 a.m.
Two U.S. airlines cancelled all flights to Israel until further notice, after a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport.
Delta Air Lines and United Airlines said Tuesday they are suspending service between the U.S. and Israel indefinitely. US Airways scrapped its Tel Aviv service Tuesday and said it is monitoring the situation in regards to future flights.
Delta Air Lines' one daily flight was already in the air. Delta said a Boeing 747 from New York was flying over the Mediterranean headed for Tel Aviv when it turned around and flew to Paris instead. Flight 468 had 273 passengers and 17 crew on board.
Israeli police confirmed that a rocket from Gaza landed in an area near the airport. Police spokeswomen Luba Samri said the rocket caused damage to a house and slightly wounded one Israeli.
Airlines and passengers are growing more anxious about safety since last week, when a Malaysia Airlines jet was shot down over Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board. Airlines have rerouted planes to avoid the area over eastern Ukraine where pro-Soviet separatists are battling the Ukrainian army.
Officials from the Federal Aviation Administration had no immediate comment.
A Delta spokesman declined to go beyond the details released in a statement.
United Airlines has cancelled its two daily flights to Israel out of Newark, N.J., according to spokesman Rahsaan Johnson.
US Airways, which has one daily flight from Philadelphia, canceled that flight Tuesday and the return trip from Tel Aviv.
"We are in constant contact with the FAA and are monitoring the situation closely," said Casey Norton, spokesman for US Airways' parent company American Airlines. The airline has not yet made a decision about flights to Israel scheduled for Wednesday and beyond.
Prince George's County police are investigating a homicide that happened early Tuesday morning in Suitland.
According to police, officers responded to a report of an assault in the 4600 block of Huron Avenue around 1:45 a.m.
A public information officer reports the officers found a man unresponsive on the ground. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Silver Hill Road between Suitland and Swann was temporarily closed due to an investigation of the surrounding area. Huron Avenue was also closed, and may still be as the investigation continued late into the morning.