Jackie Chan Dead Hoax, Jackie Chan is the victim of a sick, BOGUS death hoax.
A gross prank thatâs caught fire on Twitter and other social media this morning claims the action star has died of a heart attack.
But Chan is NOT dead.
Heâs alive and well.
These frequent, totally bogus stories about Chan and dozens of other celebrities âdyingâ are not funny.
Gossip Cop is at a total loss as to why anyone would concoct phony fatalities, and sincerely hopes the only thing that dies out are these horrible hoaxes.
Starâs Ridiculous Alley-oop Dunks, Theyâre highlights that might live on forever in Kentucky lore.
Freshman star and National Player of the Year Anthony Davis thundered home a pair of ridiculous alley-oop finishes in Kentuckyâs 69-61 national semifinal victory over Louisville to kick off a big night in New Orleans.
The first was a two-handed throw-down that he had to reach behind his head to grab â a conversion maybe a handful of big men in the nation could complete. The second was a transition lob that was actually tipped in mid-air by Louisvilleâs Gorgui Dieng before Davis grabbed it with his right paw and put a final exclamation point on Kentuckyâs 37th win of the season.
The dunks went down as the signature moments of a performance that ended with Davis caught by CBS cameras yelling âThis is my stage!â as he flung the ball into the stands at the final buzzer.
Davisâ total damage? Eighteen points, 14 rebounds, five resounding blocked shots. He became the first player since Kansasâ Danny Manning in 1988 to record at least 18 points, 10 rebounds and at least five blocks in a Final Four game.
And even though Kentuckyâs Monday night foe Kansas has elite front-court talents, itâs hard to not give a significant advantage to a Kentucky team that not only has the 6-10 Davis in the middle, but a 6-10, long, athletic, versatile Davis who clearly is not fazed by the moment.
With the exception of trailing 2-0 in the opening minute, Kentucky led the entire way against Louisville, and despite shooting 57.1 percent from the floor compared to the Cardinalsâ 34.8 percent, the talent-rich Wildcats simply donât win the game if it wasnât for Davis.
Why not, specifically?
Well, on top of altering several more shots than simply the five that he blocked and keeping Dieng from getting comfortable inside early for Louisville, 12 of his 14 rebounds came on the defensive glass. That was huge because Louisville was able to hang around much longer than it should have been able to largely because of its ownership of the offensive glass, despite Davis getting 12 defensive caroms. The Cards got several second-chance points off of their 16 offensive boards.
Could Chocolate Demand Exceed Supply?, Imagine Halloween and Valentineâs Day without chocolate. Imagine a world with chocolate prices so high that not everyone could afford to indulge. Not a bright future.
Though the worldâs demand for chocolate almost exceeds the ability of worn-out plants to produce it, experts say itâs not time to panic yet. But something needs to be done.
âAn improvement needs to be made to extend this supply chain,â Robert Peck, senior director of operations for the World Cocoa Foundation, told ABCNews.com. âWe have to start thinking, where is that increase in supply going to happen and how are we going to get it?â
The demand for chocolate increases by about 2.5 to 3 percent each year, which means about four million more tons of cocoa are needed every year.
Experts predict that by 2020, the demand for chocolate will increase by 25 percent. Thatâs about five million metric tons of chocolate.
âCocoa has been almost completely static,â said Andrew Pederson, global chocolate manager for Mars, Inc., the makers of M&Ms, Milky Way bars, Snickers and other confections. âThe crops donât perform well. Theyâre aging pretty badly. Farmers donât have a lot of tools and training.â
Existing cocoa plants, mostly in tropical countries, are old and worn out, and it is difficult to find space to plant more. Expansion of cropland could mean deforestation.
âCocoa is a crop that is fragile. Cocoa is a crop that is very picky where it likes to grow,â Peck said. âIt needs tropical, humid conditions with rich soil. Thereâs not a lot of land availability with those conditions around the world.â
Experts say newer and stronger cocoa plants need to be developed to keep up with demand, which can take years.
CBS Fumbles Dramatic Gameâs Ending, Fans watching the thrilling Kansas-Ohio State Final Four game missed the final 2.8 seconds of the game because CBS Sports cameras were showing a replay instead of the game-ending inbound play that sealed Kansasâ victory.
Ohio Stateâs Aaron Craft had just been called for a lane violation after intentionally missing a free throw with 2.8 seconds remaining in the game. While CBS was showing the replay of Craftâs overenthusiastic charge toward the basket, Kansas was inbounding the ball to run off the final seconds of the game. Kansas was clinging to a two-point lead and Ohio State was out of timeouts, so the game would end if the Jayhawks could run out the clock.
CBS was busy showing the Craft replay and failed to realize that there wouldnât be any lag between the violation and inbound. As such, viewers missed almost two seconds of game play and when cameras finally caught up with the game, 1.7 seconds later, there was little more than one second left and the game was essentially over. It was completely confusing for all fans.
They werenât the only ones baffled. Ohio State players didnât understand that the inbounds would come so quickly after Craftâs miss. Indeed, they look as surprised when the ball was put in play as the CBS cameras. Miscommunication in the truck and a lack of anticipation of a quick inbound are what did in CBS and forced fans to miss out on the anticlimactic end of one of the best Final Four games in recent memory.
Not that the replay being shown instead of the live play wasnât important. Craftâs lane violation was a crucial error that sealed the game for Kansas.
Health Care Vote, US Supreme Court justices will know the likely outcome of a historic health care case by the time they go home this weekend, but the countryâs citizens will have to wait until June.
After hearing arguments this week, the justices will vote on Friday morning on the fate of President Barack Obamaâs health care overhaul, the core of which mandates that all citizens must have health insurance.
In the weeks after this meeting, individual votes can change as the justices read each otherâs draft opinions and dissents.
But Fridayâs vote will be followed by the assignment of a single justice to write a majority opinion, or in a case this complex, perhaps two or more justices will tackle different issues. Thatâs where the hard work begins, with the clock ticking toward the end of the courtâs session in early summer.
The late William Rehnquist, who was chief justice for nearly 19 years, has written that the courtâs conference âis not a bull session in which off-the-cuff reactions are tradedâ.
Instead, he said, votes are cast, one by one in order of seniority.
The Friday conference also is not a debate, says Brian Fitzpatrick, a Vanderbilt University law professor who worked for Justice Antonin Scalia 10 years ago.
There will be plenty of time for the back-and-forth in duelling opinions that could follow.
âThey say, âThis is how Iâm going to voteâ and give a few sentences,â Fitzpatrick said.
It will be the first time the justices gather as a group to discuss the case.
Even they do not always know what the others are thinking when they enter the conference room adjacent to Chief Justice John Robertsâ office.
âThey generally find out how the votes line up at the conference,â said Orin Kerr, a George Washington University law professor who worked for Justice Anthony Kennedy nine years ago.
The uncertainty may be especially pronounced in this case, where the views of Roberts and Kennedy are likely to decide the outcome, Kerr said on Thursday.
Kids Choice Awards 2012, Selena Gomez, Victoria Justice and âBig Time Rushâ singer Carlos Pena are just a few of the young Latino stars getting slimed at tonightâs annual Kids Choice Awards in Los Angeles.
And since there are more Latino stars this year than ever before, we decided to take a look at the 25 Coolest Latinos in Young Hollywood. These talented youngsters have their own shows, movies, albums, clothing lines â you name it! Some of them are g*y rights activists and some make a difference by volunteering to help The American Cancer Society, or by visiting Guatemala with the âGirl Upâ Foundation.â In short, theyâre all the total package: beauty, brains, intelligence, and public service.