Bindi Irwin Gives New Details On Alleged ‘Psychological Abuse’ From Grandfather Bob Irwin

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When Bindi Irwin shared a Father’s Day post celebrating important and loved men in her lives, it ended up raising questions. After followers realized she’d excluded her grandfather, Bob Irwin, from her post, Irwin further opened up about the situation.

Her follow-up comments speak of abuse, specifically at a psychological level. The 22-year-old mother recalled a childhood spent trying to reach out, only to be met with rejection and indifference, while Bob himself claims otherwise in public.

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Steve Irwin was the son of Lyn and Robert “Bob” Irwin. Bob is a conservationist, groundbreaking herpetologist, and former zookeeper. Despite his family carrying on environmentalist traditions, allegedly Bob has been distant to Bindi much of her life.

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“Unfortunately my grandfather Bob has shown no interest in spending time with me or my family,” she shared. “Publicly he continues to claim that he wants to spend time with us while privately me entire life has been psychological abuse from him.” For this reason, her recent Father’s Day tribute included father Steve Irwin, husband Chandler Powell, and father-in-law Chris Powell, but not her paternal grandfather.

Family remains family

Irwin further shared, “From the time I was a little girl he has ignored me. Preferring to spend time doing anything else rather than being with me. He has never said a single kind word to me personally. It breaks my heart but it is not healthy to engage in an abusive relationship.”

She also claims her mother Terri feels similar sentiments, outlining how she would send letters and gifts to Bob only to be ignored every time. All this while, according to Irwin, the family has financially supported Bob since 1992. These payments go towards a nice quality of life that, despite the tension in their relationship, Irwin is content with maintaining, adding, “We built him a house on a beautiful property and will always do our best to ensure his well-being.”

Followers of the Irwin family from Bob and Steve Irwin’s rise to prominence noted that the late Steve always seemed to love his father very much. They also noted the care Bob must have put into raising Steve while teaching him everything he knows to build and let flourish Australia Zoo. What do you think about this familial fallout?

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Nicole Kidman Shows Off Natural Hair In ‘Celebratory’ Photo With Husband Keith Urban

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Nicole Kidman recently showed off her natural hair in a new celebratory photo with her husband Keith Urban. She was celebrating Father’s Day in addition to her own birthday! She posted a never-before-seen photo of herself and Urban embracing one another outside in a field. “Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers and father figures out there. My love to these two fathers in particular,” she writes in the caption.

The other photo in question included an old photo of herself with her dad. Kidman typically likes to sport different hairstyles every now and then, but since the pandemic, she’s been sporting her natural waves. And in this particular photo, she has them scraped up in a messy bun.

Nicole Kidman posts celebratory photo with husband Keith Urban for Father’s Day AND her birthday

 

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Kidman previously revealed that she’s trying to go for that “Aussie beach girl” look again when it comes to her hair. “I really wanted to have that suntanned skin and long blonde hair,” she tells Australia’s Who magazine. She also told Refinery 29, “I had that hair. I shouldn’t have abused my hair. I loved that hair. What was I thinking? I’m working on getting that hair again.”

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Kidman has been enjoying quality time with her husband and two youngest children, Sunday and Faith. They’ve been in Australia for a year and are staying at their 111-acre farmhouse in New South Wales as they ride out the pandemic. However, for the first few months of the pandemic, Kidman had actually been staying in Nashville.

 

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“We travel together, so we are always together, but never where you are in a house and you can’t go to the store, to a restaurant or the movies,” Kidman said in an interview about coping with the first few months of lockdown. “Staying home, doing school from home and all of those things that everyone has been doing is a completely different life for us.”

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Houston Man Accuses Burger King Of ‘Dishonest’ Upselling, Only Allowing Medium & Large Sizes

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When Burger King patron Glen Tharp pulled up to one of the fast food locations in Houston, he had his order already decided. But when he informed the employee he’d like a particular meal combo, he was confronted by an unexpected question: “Medium or large?”

Something was missing, Tharp believed, and repeated his order, only to be met with the same question of “Medium or large?” In his view, it became apparent the restaurant didn’t want customers ordering a small size and wanted to force people into ordering bigger. He wasn’t having it.

Houston man feels Burger King is forcing customers to supersize their orders

One patron feels certain Burger King is trying to trick or force patrons into supersizing their orders
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Tharp’s requested meal, a number 6, does seem to come in small, medium, and large sizes, according to Takeout. When asked only about medium and large, though, Tharp emphasized, “I only want a number 6.” That he was only told about the two larger sizes, Tharp explained, “To me, it’s not right to do that to the customer,” calling it “dishonest.”

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Tharp did have the option of asking for a small personally, but he asserts there’s a lesson to be learned here. “It’s the principle about it,” he said of the different meal sizes, which is 54 cents between the small and medium options.

What are the trends and precedents?

A subsequent investigation looked into local trends for when Burger King employees receive customers' orders

A consumer advocate reporter with Click 2 did some digging at seven of Houston’s Burger King locations, asking each time for a number 1 combo meal. There, the reporter found that at five restaurants, employees didn’t ask about any size – small, medium, or large – at all, and at the remaining two, employees only listed medium and large. But when the reported asked if a small was available, the employee confirmed there was.

As of June 8, no one from Burger King’s corporate office asking about the trends and Tharp’s supersize-overcharge grievances. In the meantime, Click 2 advises readers and diners, “If the clerk doesn’t ask you what size you want, the meal should automatically be a small. Check your order and receipt to make sure you were not upsized without your consent.”

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‘The Little Rascals’ Cast Then And Now 2021

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The Little Rascals, originally known as Our Gang, first debuted in 1922. The series chronicled a group of ragtag neighborhood kiddos and their adventures. The kids were so distinct in personality and features that they all earned their own nicknames, from Spanky to Alfalfa.

And watching these kids be kids on-screen was revolutionary. It was an idealized version of youth. From putting on grand shows to inventing sweet rides, we watched and wished we could join in on the fun. It’s safe to say that this group of children started something, as their appeal continues to this day. So what did the rascals get into after this legendary show? 

Billie “Buckwheat” Thomas

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Buckwheat was originally a background member of the gang. Matthew “Stymie” Beard’s younger sister, Carlena portrayed Buckwheat before the character switched to male. Then, Billie ‘Buckwheat’ Thomas took over.

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He began acting in the Little Rascals shorts in 1930 and that was the only acting he ever did.

BUBBLING TROUBLES, from left: Leonard Landy, Darla Hood, Billie 'Buckwheat' Thoma
BUBBLING TROUBLES, from left: Leonard Landy, Darla Hood, Billie ‘Buckwheat’ Thomas, Carl ‘Alfalfa’ Switzer, Tommy Bond, Spanky McFarland, 1940. Everett Collection

Thomas later enlisted in the US Army at the age of 23, and after his time serving, he decided acting just wasn’t of interest to him. He once said in a 1980 interview, “After the Army, I wasn’t really interested in the hassle of performing. Even the big stars had to chase around and audition; it seemed like a rat race to me, with no security.” However, Billie still enjoyed movie magic as a whole. He even had a career as a film lab technician with the Technicolor Corporation. Billie then continued his education to film editing and cutting

Sadly, Billie died of a heart attack in his Los Angeles apartment in Oct. 1980 at age 49. 

Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas, ca. 1940.
Billie ‘Buckwheat’ Thomas, ca. 1940. Everett Collection

In 1990, ABC’s 20/20 aired a segment featuring a man named Bill English, a grocery bagger in Arizona, who claimed to be the adult Buckwheat. This prompted public objections from George Spanky McFarland, who informed the media that Buckwheat had been dead for ten years. Despite being this refute, English, who died four years later at the age of 60, refused to take back his claim, maintaining that he had originated the role of Buckwheat, with other actors taking over after his departure. 

George “Spanky” McFarland

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Ahh, good, old, Spanky— probably one of the most recognized members of the entire franchise. I don’t think I’ll ever forget him as “General Spanky.” Doesn’t get any cuter than that! When one mentions The Little Rascals, it’s Spanky’s Adventures with pal Alfalfa that most often comes to mind. 

George McFarland joined the gang after Jackie Coogan’s departure, in late 1931. Before joining McFarland modeled children’s clothing for a Dallas department store and was visible on several highway billboards and also print advertisements for Wonder Bread. 

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OUR GANG: GOING TO PRESS, Director Edward Cahn gives direction to Billy ‘Froggy’ Laughlin, George ‘Spanky’ McFarland, Juanita Quigley, Robert Blake, Billie ‘Buckwheat’ Thomas and Billy Ray Smith on-set, 1942. Everett Collection

His nickname is said to have come from his mother, who urged him not to misbehave in Hal Roach’s office, the creator of the show. McFarland had a habit of grabbing things and his mother would warn him, “Spanky, mustn’t touch!” 

Roach is the mastermind behind Laurel & Hardy. And Spanky’s famous double and triple-takes were taught to him by Stan Laurel, while many of his mannerisms and exasperated expressions, were inspired by Oliver Hardy. It was a perfect storm of comedy.

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MUSH AND MILK, Tommy Bond (2nd from left), George ‘Spanky’ McFarland (sitting), Matthew ‘Stymie’ Beard, director Robert F. McGowan, Dickie Moore, Dorothy DeBorba on-set, 1933. Everett Collection

After leaving the show, McFarland enlisted in the US Air Force. As for employment, he worked various jobs, at one time an executive with Philco Ford. From 1955 to 1960, he created and hosted his own daily children’s show, The Spanky Show, which aired on an Oklahoma CBS affiliate. Spanky entertained with games, craft making, skits, informational segments, and interviews, all in between reruns of The Little Rascals shorts.

McFarland was a passionate golfer who, in his later years, could be seen on the pro-am circuit. Sadly he died in June 1993 at the age of 64, but we’ll never forget Spanky. 

Matthew “Stymie” Beard

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Stymie was one of the minority cast members in the Gang, which for the time, was incredibly inclusive and encouraging. He was always recognized by his trademark bowler hat and bald head. 

Beard was cast as a baby in many films before signing a five-year contract to play “Stymie”. His character was originally named Hercules until director Robert McGowan renamed him Stymie.

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FOR PETE’S SAKE!, from left: Jacqueline Taylor, Wally Albright, Matthew ‘Stymie’ Beard, Tommy Bond, Marianne Edwards, 1934. Everett Collection

Once again Laurel & Hardy helped round out the character, as the trademark hat was given to him by comedian Stan Laurel. Beard’s very first appearance was as Hercules in “Teacher’s Pet” in 1930, and many recall this short as one of the series’ best.

Matthew left the show at age 10. He battled heroin addiction and committed small crimes to indulge his habit.

Thankfully, with the help of rehab, he was able to turn his life around and appeared as a guest star like his 3 episodes of Sanford and Son in the early 70s and also had a recurring role on Good Times as “Monty.” Then, in 1978, he appeared in The Buddy Holly Story, and of course, he was wearing his signature derby hat.

He went on to maintain his sobriety and often gave lectures on drug abuse awareness. He did this up until his passing in January 1981 at the age of 56. Matthew was buried with his infamous Stymie Hat.

Billy “Froggy” Laughlin

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Froggy was a later addition to the show, joining in 1940 at age 8. He was known for wearing his thick glasses to correct his crossed eyes and had a distinctive “Popeye-Esque” voice. Billy was often bullied in his neighborhood so his mother enrolled him in a drama class, this is where an MGM talent scout spotted his popeye impersonation and led to his Froggy.

He worked in tandem with Alfalfa Switzer in his first three films and then replaced the now too old Switzer as the comic lead of the group beginning in  1941. His younger brother Mickey Laughlin joined the gang briefly as well, to try and fill Spanky’s shoes with McFarland’s -aged-out departure. 

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HELPING HANDS, Billy ‘Froggy’ Laughlin (center), Darla Hood (right), 1941. Everett Collection

When Our Gang stopped production in 1944, Laughlin went straight into Johnny Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, but this would be the end of his acting career. 

Sadly, at age 16, just two weeks after his parents gifted him a scooter. He was out delivering newspapers when a speeding truck struck the boy and his friend who was driving the scooter. The friend only suffered minor injuries, but Billy Laughlin died at a nearby hospital on August 31, 1948. At 16, he was the youngest Little Rascal death. 

Carl “Alfalfa” Switzer

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Alfalfa with his trademark cowlick and freckles is possibly the most iconic little rascal. His image appeared in every form of Our Gang merchandise, but unfortunately, he never saw the happiness or money from using his likeness. 

On the set, Carl was often recalled as impatient and troublesome, leading the rest to mischief. When he got bored, he took the others to invade nearby sets, such as Tarzan, leading a charge into a love scene that was being filmed. Apparently, one time when angry with a director, He urinated on the studio lights and the stink drove everyone out. 

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OUR GANG FOLLIES OF 1938, from left: Gloria Hurst, Gloria Browne, Carl ‘Alfalfa’ Switzer, Darla Hood, 1937

After completing 61 shorts, his final one was the one reel, “Kiddie Kure” completed when he was 12 years old. he continued acting for a bit, including a small role in It’s a Wonderful Life as Donna Reed’s date at the high school dance. He guest-starred on 6 episodes of The Roy Rogers Show, and his final actin endeavor was in 1958, in the Tony Curtis-led film, The Defiant Ones. He admitted that he was struggling to find good roles being so recognizable as Alfalfa. 

He left show business and became a dog breeder and hunting guide. Even taking Roy Rogers and Dale Evans out for a hunt. But tragedy struck again when in 1959, he was fatally shot during a tussle over owed dues of a hunting dog. He was just 31.

Darla Hood

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Darla was introduced to the gang with the very popular short, ‘Our Gang Follies Of 1936’. Coincidentally the final appearance of crooked hat Scotty Beckett. Darla was the adorable little girl who loved to sing, she performed “I’ll Never Say ‘Never Again’ Again” and the love relationship between her and Alfalfa was hinted at by her smiling gaze as Alfalfa nervously performed a number.

Darla’s mom introduced her to performing at an early age. The family moved to New York to seek opportunities for fame for Darla, that was when Joe Rivkin, a casting director for Hal Roach Studios, cast her in the Gang shorts.

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THE NEW PUPIL, from left: Carl ‘Alfalfa’ Switzer, Darla Hood, 1940

Later on, Rivkin again cast her in her final adult role in a Vincent Price-led Horror flick called The Bat in 1959. 

In the late ’70s, Darla was busy organizing a Little Rascals reunion when she underwent an appendectomy. Sadly and in theme with most of the rascals’ fate, Darla contracted hepatitis from the surgery and died of heart failure in June 1979 at the age of 47. 

Eugene “Porky” Lee

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Porky reminds most viewers of a young Spanky, He’s best friends with Buckwheat and joined the same time as Darla in 1935. 

He had to depart the show in 1939 after a  massive growth spurt, even outgrowing McFarland when he was just 10 years old. As a result, he was replaced on the show by Robert Blake, aka ‘Baretta’. 

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From left: Patsy May, Billie ‘Buckwheat’ Thomas, Eugene ‘Porky’ Lee, 1936. Everett Collection

Eugene retired from show business after Our Gang and became an alternative school educator at Broomfield High School in Colorado. To escape his previous gang affiliation, he changed his name to Gordon Lee after his favorite Little Rascals director, Gordon Douglas.

Eugene died at age 71 in 2005 after a battle with cancer. 

What a gang! It’s no wonder so many spinoffs and revivals happened through the years, including the 1994 feature film. Not to mention the incredible gags, and slapstick comedy. It was and probably will forever be unmatched. So, tell us, who was your favorite rascal? Is there a particular Our Gang short that you used to watch over and over? 

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Candace Cameron Bure Has One Rule For Her Children’s Potential Partners

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Candace Cameron Bure‘s kids are all grown up and dating! Her oldest son was even engaged for a short time. So, what’s the number one rule that Candace and her husband have for their kid’s significant others?

She admitted, “When it comes down to it, I just want (their significant others) to love Jesus the way I love Jesus. That’s all I really want. Is that too much to ask for? Yeah. It’s not too much.”

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Candace and Valeri shared Natasha, 22, Lev, 21, and Maksim, 19. She once said that her children are very serious when dating and she actually wishes they would have a little more fun as a young adult!

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Candace said, “I feel great about them dating in the sense that they have a good head on their shoulders. They’re all looking for good people to hang out with, or date, looking for a wife, looking for a husband and I’m proud of that. … I wish that they would date more in a sense!”

 

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Lev was previously engaged to Taylor Hutchison for about eight months. However, Candace broke the news that they were no longer getting married. She revealed that it was a “mutual decision” and that no one was “heartbroken.” So, at least that is good news!

What do you think about Candace’s rule for her kid’s significant others?

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One ‘CSI’ Star Made A Very Special Appearance On ‘M*A*S*H’

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Unless you are a very dedicated CSI and M*A*S*H fan, you may not have realized one actor made appearances in both iconic series. Laurence Fishburne is best known for The Matrix, Apocalypse Now, and CSI, but he also made a very important appearance on M*A*S*H.

Laurence played Corporal Dorsey. He was sent to Hawkeye after sustaining some injuries, however, they weren’t severe enough to be sent home. His superior, Major Weems, is upset when he finds out that Dorsey will be staying in his unit.

Laurence Fishburne played Corporal Dorsey on ‘M*A*S*H’

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MASH, (aka M*A*S*H), from left: Alan Alda, Laurence Fishburne, Harry Morgan, ‘The Tooth Shall Set You Free’, (Season 10, ep. 1014, aired Feb. 8, 1982), 1972-83, TM and Copyright ©20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved / Courtesy Everett Collection

Hawkeye is confused but soon realizes that Major Weems is racist. He has a reputation for mistreating Black soldiers. Eventually, he is tricked into admitting that he is racist and it was a very important episode. M*A*S*H often tackled tough subjects like racism during the course of the series.

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CSI: NY, Laurence Fishburne, ‘Hammer Down’, (Season 6, aired Nov. 11, 2009), 2004-. photo: Richard Foreman / © CBS / Courtesy Everett Collection

The series began as a comedy but eventually delved into darker topics. They wanted to share a true depiction of what it was like during the Korean War. While Laurence only had a small role in the series, he was definitely part of one of the greatest and most important episodes.

Do you remember Laurence’s appearance on M*A*S*H? Take a look at other actors you may have forgotten once appeared on M*A*S*H:

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