As beautiful young co-stars in the long-running, Superman-prequel TV series “Smallville,” their biggest problem was dealing with their odd young pal, Clark Kent.
Then Kristin Kreuk and Allison Mack signed up for an upstate seminar run by self-help guru Keith Raniere, and they met a real-life super villain.
Raniere was arrested while on the lam in his $10,000-a-week Mexican villa this week, charged by federal prosecutors with running a violent sex-slave cult called NXIVM (pronounced nexium).
Brunette Kreuk, who portrayed the young Superman’s love interest, Lana Lang, signed up, but got out before female acolytes began getting forcibly branded with cauterizing pens.
“Kreuk had come first, sometime around late 2005, early 2006,” said Frank Parlato, who first broke the story, in June, of women being forcibly branded as part of the NXIVM “sorority.”
“Kreuk brought in Allison” soon afterward, said Parlato, who worked as the group’s publicist in 2007 and 2008.
Mack played Clark Kent’s starry-eyed blond pursuer, Chloe Sullivan.
“Lana” and “Chloe” went from starring in the popular, sugar sweet CW series to starring as Raniere’s top sex-slave recruiters, said Parlato.
“Allison was used, as was Kristen, as a lure to bring in other women because of their celebrity status,” he said.
This family was about to take a dip in the pool in Florida when suddenly they realize the massive crocodile was in there already taking a dip.
THESE stunning skyscraper designs offer a shimmering glimpse of what our skylines could look like in the future.
Submitted to a prestigious architecture contest, they include a foldable building for disaster zones, a post-apocalyptic haven and a vertical city over a volcano.
The annual award was set up in 2006 by eVolo magazine to recognise "visionary ideas".
They want projects that "challenge the way we understand vertical architecture and its relationship with the natural and built environments".
First place was awarded to Skyshelter.zip, designed by Damian Granosik, Jakub Kulisa, and Piotr PaAczyk from Poland.
Inspired by origami, it is a foldable skyscraper, which can be easily transported and deployed in disaster zones.
The Syrian military launched a volley of artillery rounds directed at FSA militias that were closing in on the city of Damascus.
Watch as the rounds explode on impact just outside of Syria's largest city that is still controlled by the Assad regime.
As the "Me Too" movement gained steam across the nation last fall, Miami Beach City Commissioner Kristen Rosen Gonzalez went public with her own harrowing tale: that a political ally, Rafael Velasquez, had pulled out his penis and tried to force her to touch it while the two sat alone in a car.
But according to a newly released memo from the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office, prosecutors have declined to charge Velasquez, saying there was not enough evidence to prove a crime took place.
If anything, investigators found evidence that conflicted with the commissioner's account — although they also declined to pursue Velasquez's counter-claim that the commissioner made the whole thing up and filed a false police report in order to promote her congressional campaign.
"This commissioner used these false allegations for political purposes, and the power of her office, to basically destroy my name and reputation in our community,” said Velasquez, who at the time was locked in a close race for the Miami Beach commission. “The only taxpayer-funded seat this criminal commissioner should occupy is a bench in state prison.”
A Chinese shopkeeper falsely accused a black woman of shoplifting. But instead of apologizing, he said, "All black b*****s are thieves." Then the Black Panthers showed up and DEMANDED an apology or they would shut down the store.
Pro-Trump social-media stars Diamond and Silk suggested Friday that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo should be deported by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Their tongue-in-cheek taunt came a week after Cuomo, who favors strong protections for immigrants regardless of their status, called himself "undocumented," even though he was born and raised in New York, because "unless you are a Navajo or an Apache or a Comanche or a Native American you, too, are an immigrant."
Cuomo also said: "You know what they called Italian-Americans back in the day? They called them wops. You know what wop stood for? Without papers. I'm undocumented. You want to deport an undocumented person, start with me, because I'm an undocumented person."
Those statements prompted Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, two conservative sisters from North Carolina better known to their fans as Diamond and Silk, to float the idea that Cuomo be thrown out of the country.
"Well, if he is undocumented, maybe ICE should go pay him a visit. Go ahead and deport him," Diamond said during an appearance with her sister on Fox News' "Fox & Friends."
"The fact that he lied and he take and try to use this incite some kind of rage or outrage is just unreal to us. When you come in this country you must be legal."
"That's right," Silk echoed.
Diamond said if Cuomo "really cared about illegal aliens" he would tell them that they must have legal status before entering the United States.
"Keep in mind that sanctuaries are for birds. Catch and release are for fish. When you come to this country, come here the right way," Silk added.
Cuomo: I’m an Italian-American, I came from poor Italian-Americans who came here. You know what they called Italian-Americans back in the day? They called them wops. You know what wop stood for? Without papers. I’m undocumented.
“I think we’ve been very clear that it’s important for us to win this election so that we can meet the needs of the American people,” Pelosi said at a press conference on Thursday. “Whether or not the president should be impeached is a matter that is being dealt with in the Justice Department … whether they have the facts and the law to make a determination of how they go forward. “We don’t have that information,” she said.
Joe DiGenova: America’s dirty cop has destroyed the integrity, the reputation and the legitimacy of the Federal Bureau of Investigation single-handedly by his outrageous performance last night on ABC. It is inconceivable to me that anyone can now think that he performed a legitimate law enforcement function during the investigation of Hillary Clinton. And it is quite obvious that the dossier was a fake document. That it was absolutely purposely used illegitimately by senior officials at the FBI and the Department of Justice. Mr. Comey lied repeatedly last night. And regrettably, he lied to the FISA Court. He encouraged others to lie to the FISA Court. And regrettably, I think Mr. Comey has to be charged with crimes for falsely presenting information to a FISA Court and for apparently lying regularly to Congress.
As you know, evidence has come to light that raises serious concerns about decisions and activities by leadership at the highest levels of the DOJ and FBI regarding how and why the Clinton probe ended and how and why the Trump Russia probe began. Additionally, important questions have been raised with regards to FISA warrants targeting U.S. citizen Carter Page. We write you to urge you today to appoint a Special Counsel to investigate these decisions and activities.
On Friday, CNN’s Anderson Cooper shut down a conspiracy theory from a Democratic lawmaker who suggested that one of Donald Trump’s associates was connected to WikiLeaks.
Appearing on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360°,” Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) brought up the messages that were discovered between Trump’s longtime friend Roger Stone and WikiLeaks as he suggested that the American public was not being told the truth about what happened.
“The larger issue here is, I do not believe that the Trump team, the family, the candidate, and associates like Stone are not coming clean,” Swalwell said. “I am here in Muscatine, Iowa, Anderson, talking to voters and what they are saying to me is, ‘just come clean, just tell us the truth so we can better protect the ballot box when we go to vote this November.’”
Not only were no votes changed due to “hacking” in the 2016 election, but, as Cooper pointed out, Swalwell’s suggestion that there is more to the story than Americans are being told regarding connections between Stone and WikiLeaks, has no factual basis in reality.
“Just for the record, the text exchanges over Twitter and direct message between Stone and WikiLeaks, the ones that have at least been released, and I assume those are the only ones, they don’t really show anything,” Cooper responded.
“It doesn’t seem like there’s any smoking gun there,” Cooper concluded.
Baltimore’s police commissioner addressed a crowd at a hip-hop concert alongside the mayor, but the audience didn’t seem interested in what he had to say.
“I want to take about 20 seconds to apologize for all the things that the police have done dating back 200 years,” Commissioner Darryl De Sousa said at Wednesday’s Eric B. & Rakim concert at Baltimore Soundstage.
A video posted by Baltimore Fishbowl shows De Sousa being met with a few applause but mostly boo’s — as well as several profanities.
“Two hundred years ago, all the way to civil rights. All the way to the ’80s where crack was prevalent in the cities and it affected disproportionately African-American men. All the way to the ’90s. All the way to the 2000’s when we had zero tolerance,” De Sousa added.
It doesn't matter what country you had to is long as you still support the country left, at least according to these violent African migrants who upon hearing which country each other arrived from launch brutal attacks on one another in Italy.
NEW film Eve features Dirrty superstar Christina Aguilera as sex robot prostitute alongside Ewan McGregor and has its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival this weekend.
Eve is set in the near future and features McGregor as a robot engineer who falls in love with one of the artificial creations. It may remind some of the recent critical smash movie Ex Machina, but Alicia Vikander's android was far more menacing.
This new film will examine the very modern concerns over the advance in robotics and cybernetics and the increasingly real appearance of the machines.
With some people already buying robots as companions and sexual partners, Eve could not be more relevant.
The next logical step is for robots to be used for paid sexual encounters and one huge music star was determined to land the role of the robot prostitute in the new movie.
China is in the midst of a 'toilet revolution'.
The effort, which began in 2015 and is spearheaded by President Xi Jinping, brings a slew of cutting edge technologies to public restrooms across the country, including turbo toilets, Wi-Fi, television screens and ATMs.
In some cases, bathrooms are even being outfitted with facial recognition systems to prevent greedy patrons from nabbing extra toilet paper.
Two cities in China have installed the technology, which gives a person between 40cm and 80cm of toilet paper after they scan their face, according to the South Morning China Post.
If a user needs more toilet paper than the allotted amount, they have to wait as long as nine minutes.
The idea is that it will prevent people from taking too much paper and stop others from stealing free supplies like soap, toilet paper and paper towels.
Bordoll stands between a semi-detached house and a metal workshop in a quiet corner of south Dortmund, Germany. The unassuming red-bricked shop doesn't draw too much attention to itself—the sign on the door is small, and black foil covers the windows. But behind that, you'll find Germany's latest sexual innovation—the country's first sex-doll brothel.
Evelyn Schwarz, 29, is Bordoll's founder and madam. For the past three years, the venue has operated as a regular neighborhood brothel and BDSM studio. But since April 2017, the site started offering clients the option of having sex with one of 11 silicon sex dolls—charging $60 for 30 minutes and $90 for an hour.
A 'malfunctioning' robot named Fred has terrified drinkers in a London pub by smashing a pint glass while talking about a 'robot invasion'.
The hyper-realistic automaton, modeled to be an exact replica of London-based actor Tedroy Newell, sat down for a refreshing lager at The Prince Alfred pub in Maida Vale, in the west of the capital.
Unsuspecting customers were unprepared for what came next, with the humanoid berating locals before crushing the drinking vessel in his hands.
The robot, described as 'indistinguishable from humans', was created as part of a stunt to promote TV Series Westworld.
Scientists have discovered that moth larvae could have a major role in solving the global pollution crisis.
A chance discovery from the University of Cambridge showed that the worms bodies produce an enzyme that degrades polyethylene-based shopping bags. The grubs - normally used for fishing bait - will hopefully be put to good use in the future to fight plastic pollution, which can take up to 400 years to biodegrade naturally.
This is the heart-stopping moment a reckless boy racer almost ploughed into a woman and her baby as he jumped a red light while speeding through a busy town centre.
Shocking CCTV footage shows Eamon McCarthy, 23, coming within inches of the mum as she pushed her child's pram across the road at a pedestrian crossing.
In the 27-second video, released by police, the motorist is seen dangerously racing his battered Volkswagen Passat in Rugby, Warks., as police chased him.
Dallas, Texas - This chick get kicked, punched and slammed. Then jumps back into her boyfriends car where he chokes her out. Even after video was released she proclaimed it was a private matter and does not want the police involved.
“Somehow, the officer couldn’t tell the man dressed as a railroad worker was a railroad worker. So he began a cussing match with the man, allegedly physically assaulted him, and threatened to tase him. But when the worker tried to file a complaint, Walnut Ridge Police Department wrote the worker two citations.
Kevin Howard Jr., who stopped at a store with a friend after going to a baby shower and bowling alley, was assaulted by officers after repeatedly resisting arrest and hitting a cop. Police say that he matched the description of a suspect.
Store owner fights with alleged thief.
Cops Looking For Man After Hitting 14-Year-Old Girl With Can Of Chef Boyardee In A Bronx Bodega.
Atlanta dude playing a real stupid game with police when he walks by taunting them with pig noises.
Jacob Chavez tells FOX 11, “I was walking down the stairs of the bus and he pushed me.” A push 11-year-old Jacob Chavez says led to a fight in which he was kicked and punched in the face. That happened Monday after he got off a school bus at the mobile home park where he and his family live.
She put all her weight on her.
A Long Island man is under arrest after a wild encounter that was caught on video.
The apparent road rage incident took place Wednesday at around 4:16 p.m. on I-87 in Ramapo.
Video of the incident shows a blue Subaru and a red Nissan pulled over on the shoulder of the left lane of I-87.
Incident in Pueblo Colorado.
Portage police officer was knocked unconscious after a man he and his partner were trying to arrest kicked him in the head.
The officers were arresting a 21-year-old man on a probation violation outside of the convenience store and a scuffle broke out.
Dashcam footage shows Hellenbrand kicking one of the officers in the head, knocking him out cold for 2 minutes.
First responders from all over the country have come together in Mercury, Nevada to train for a potential radiological attack on U.S. soil.
The site, run by the Department of Energy and once the site of nuclear testing in the 1950s, is able to put a small amount of radiation in the ground to give trainees a real sense of what might happen during an attack.
He messed up his truck trying to avoid repo man
A glamorous YouTube star allegedly left a rented home covered in dog poo and make-up smears while racking up almost £5,000 of arrears.
Kayla Jenkins, also known as Okaylaaa, was accused last night on Channel 5's Bad Tenants Rogue Landlords of leaving a property in Prestwich, Greater Manchester, in such a filthy state that the owners felt "sick".
Landlords Paul and Paula Hopwood claimed they found dog poo in tupperware boxes, bin bags piled in the garden, curtains stained with animal urine and make-up smears on furniture.
Speaking on the TV show, Paula said: "To just walk in and see that it had been completely wrecked was absolutely soul-destroying."
An elderly woman has been pulled alive from the wreckage of her home seven hours after it was decimated in a gas explosion.
The 80-year-old woman was buried under a mountain of stone with distraught rescuers working continuously to get to her.
Firemen couldn't hold back their joy as the pensioner was eventually freed following an explosion which brought the property down "like a pack of cards".
Sniffer dogs helped to locate the woman who miraculously survived under the rubble.
She was pulled from the wreckage at 6am this morning after firemen had been on the scene since 11pm last night.
A jilted boyfriend put his phone on his car bonnet and shot himself in the head while on Facebook Live this morning.
Naphattarakul Phachayakan had been arguing with girlfriend after she accused him of spending too much time drinking with friends.
She left their home in Samut Prakan, Thailand, but Naphattarakul carried on drinking whiskey - before going to the car park and opening the social media stream at 2.30am.
The 37-year-old man was seen holding a revolver to his head before a bright orange flash filled the screen as he pulled the trigger and fell to the floor.
The app was still live when police and his girlfriend arrived on the scene having been alerted by neighbours.
Devastated Noi, in a pink t-shirt, was seen collapsing in tears at the scene while friends comforted her.
This is the astonishing moment Vladimir Putin's deputy deliberately jumped up and down on an Apple iPad on camera to smash it up as he called on fellow Russians to join him in boycotting US products.
The outbust came as a response to American sanctions against the country in response to the bombing of Syria chemical weapons.
Dmitry Petrovsky is a deputy of Yaroslav Council in the north-west Russian Yaroslavl Oblast region as well as a member of Putin's political party - Edinaya Rossiya (United Russia).
The politician released footage of him stamping on the device with the message: "Have you stomped on your iPhone or iPad yet?"
A teenager left with two black eyes after being tackled by a boxer short-wearing investment banker when he broke into two Mercedes cars has been jailed.
Leon de Silva smashed the windows of two identical A200 cars outside the luxury home of Stephen Canny and his girlfriend in Chelsea, west London.
Mr Canny, 33, dashed outside when he heard the cars being broken into and wrestled the 19-year-old to the ground.
The city worker was watching TV with his girlfriend when they heard thieves smash the back windows of their cars.
He shouted "you picked the wrong car" at de Silva after the teen, clad in full motorbike gear, had smashed the windows of their identical A200 cars.
As he wrestled de Silva to the ground the former amateur rugby player and executive director for Volcap Trading, was shouting "you ain't going nowhere mate. You must be stupid".
A volcano has erupted for the first time in 250 years with experts warning hot volcanic rocks could be hurled as fas as 2km away.
Clouds of smoke and ash began spewing into the sky from Mount Io in Japan as authorities quickly banned access to the peak.
An evacuation has begun of all nearby mountain lodges, hotels and inns, although no reports of casualties or damage have been announced so far.
The eruption, which began on Thursday and is continuing for a second day, came with warnings from the Japan Meteorological Agency that volcanic rocks could be hurled as far as 2km - about 1.2 miles.
Horrifying video shows a monster demonstrating to cops how he beat a defenceless four-year-old girl 15 times, causing her serious wounds.
The clip, taken in Russia, shows the man - who has been named as Bakhram, 20 - lashing out with a belt.
It has been reported that she was punished “because she did not count from one to five” when he ordered her to do so.
In the crime reconstruction, the handcuffed suspect showed how he carried out the savage beating.
And a picture shows the girl’s injuries on her head, back, chest, abdomen and arms.
These could be the final images of Prince ever captured.
The star was seen on CCTV arriving at his doctor's office just 24 hours before he died from an accidental drug overdose.
The Purple Rain singer was looking pale and a little gaunt as he walked down a hallway with his assistant Kirk Johnson and Dr Michael Todd Schulenberg.
At the time, he was battling a dependency to painkillers and withdrawal from opiates.
These images were captured on April 20, 2016.