Joe McKnight, a former NFL running back who also starred at the University of Southern California, was shot and killed in a road rage incident in New Orleans on Thursday.
The fatal incident took place at 2:43 p.m., with many witnesses actually on the scene.
One of them told TMZ that McKnight tried to apologize to the other man involved in some kind of altercation, only for the man to pull out a gun and shoot him.
“I told you not to f-ck with men,” the shooter allegedly said to McKnight while standing over his body, prior to firing another shot into the ex-New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs player.
Police say they have apprehended a 54-year old suspect named Ronald Gasser.
He surrounded to authorities at the scene.
Cops also say McKnight was NOT armed at the time he was killed.
“At approximately 2:43 p.m. today we received a call of a shooting that occurred here at Holmes [Boulevard] and Behrman Highway (in Terrytown),” Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand said via statement.
“Our officers arrived on the scene and immediately began giving CPR to an individual who was shot and lying on the ground, with EMS and others assisting at this location.
Mr. Gasser did, in fact, shoot Mr. McKnight. We will be releasing additional details as we get through these interviews with these witnesses. Mr. McKnight did not have a gun in his possession.
The tragic news has spread quickly around the sports world.
Those who played with McKnight or knew of him from Louisiana mourned the loss on social media:
McKnight was born in River Ridge, Louisiana, a suburb of New Orleans, and starred at John Curtis Christian High School.
He was selected by New York in the fourth round of the 2010 draft.
“Joe McKnight was a loving father and a genuine, kind-hearted person,” the Jets said in a statement, adding:
“It is sad when life is taken in what appears to be such a senseless act of violence. Joe, you will be missed.”
McKnight – the second former NFL player to be killed in a road rage incident in 2016, following the shooting of Will Smith. played in the CFL this season, with the Edmonton Eskimos and Saskatchewan Roughriders.
He was still listed on their active roster at the time of his murder.
May Joe McKnight rest in peace.
19 year-old Hailey Baldwin is upset these days because people seem to think she’s had plastic surgery and / or lip fillers done. The model set the record straight and stated:
Everybody thinks I’ve had plastic surgery. Do people want me to go to a doctor and have them examine my face so they can tell people I haven’t? My mum’s family call her and ask, ‘Did Hailey do her lips? Did she do her nose? Everybody grows up, your face changes and you mature and that’s what is happening to me. It makes me feel quite horrible to think that people think I look so unnatural. So for the last time, I have never touched my face surgically.
… says Hailey.
Hailey at age 16 in 2012:
From our Fabulous Over 50 Club: old school supermodel Yasmin Le Bon, who was extremely popular in the 1980s and who looks amazing at age 52. The mom-of-three stunner recently launched her own Fall line for Winser London and she starred in the campaign shots rocking her cashmere, tweed and knitwear designs.
Yasmin about her collection:
‘I have designed a capsule collection which is wearable and luxe – pieces that I really want myself. Yes, I know – completely selfish!’
The old school supermodel, who apparently hasn’t aged a day since her prime in the 1980s looks positively younger than her years even when posing with her 27 yer-old daughter:
Yasmin in her prime:
A while ago, we ran a story about 30 year-old singer Chloe Lattanzi and her issues with being called ‘stupid’ because of her looks – particularly her big boobs. This week, Chloe is back and she’s here to talk about her past struggles with anorexia and body dysmorphia.
On her anorexia and body dysmorphia:
After my parents divorce I went through this chubby phase. I would eat to comfort myself. I would see comments in magazines about how I was chubby. Around 16 I started to restrict food… along with the anorexia came OCD and depression. I didn’t have a clear sense of myself so I had my lips pumped up… I looked ridiculous. I got into using drugs and alcohol. I would read in the tabloids I was this alcoholic crazy disappointment. That really hit hard. I was at my lowest. Funnily enough I met the love of my life at the darkest time of my life. I still have my battles today. When I read these things that they say – having big breasts, not being thin enough, it’s like you can’t win no matter what you do.
On the fact that she’s never had plastic surgery:
There was rumors that I’ve had like work done, like plastic surgery on my face. Like I really haven’t. When I was in the height of my body dysmorphia I had a whole bunch of fillers. I’ve had all that removed from my face because I like the way I look naturally.
On the constant struggle with her insecurities:
I look back at myself as a teenager and I’m like ‘what a beautiful young woman, what was I thinking, why was I so secure?’ So many young girls are going through body dysmorphia. We’re constantly told how we’re supposed to look via Instagram and filters and there’s constant pressure for us to look person.
… says Chloe.
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Charlize Theron is no stranger when it comes to fully omitting to a role, even if said role involves a 30 pounds weight gain.
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Charlize Theron wasn’t wearing one of her usual body hugging dresses at last night’s amfAR Inspiration Gala in Los Angeles. Instead, the Oscar-winner opted for a loose fitting lacey gown with a black jacket.
“Yes, I am very fat right now,” Theron said after Chelsea Handler cracked a joke about her weight gain. Theron actually packed on about 30 pounds for her role in the upcoming comedy Tully as a mom whose brother hires her a nanny just after she gives birth to her third child.
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Ariel Winter has a passion for the shortest of shorts and butt selfies– and this week, the Modern Family star did a photo-shoot by the beach wearing the world’s tiniest pair.
The actress has been receiving a lot of hate on social media lately, to which she replied:
‘It’s definitely hard being self-conscious and having the world be able to tell you how they feel about you. Before Twitter and Instagram, if you felt a certain way about a person you didn’t know, you couldn’t tell them. My sister helped me understand that people will say those things regardless of how you look. I tell myself every day, “I look fabulous.”‘
On the fact that she posts a lots of ‘belfies’ – aka butt selfies online:
Everybody is so hyped up on the fact that I post photos where my butt’s out. It’s a butt. Everyone has a butt. I don’t think it’s crazy. I don’t really think I’m telling myself, ‘You should post this, you shouldn’t post that,’ I feel like I’m just having fun. I like my fans to see what I’m doing. It’s like, Let me live! I’m enjoying my life, you’re enjoying your life. You should be posting your butt selfies if you like it, too!
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Instagram models are a new league these days – 19 year-old Hailey Baldwin is part of the Kendall-Gigi-rest-of-the-models-with famous-parents squad and she is definitely on a mission of defending her career and accomplishments. Here she is in Harper’s Bazaar this month, posing while wearing demure ensembles.
On the fact that the Instagram models are criticized for not being real supermodels:
The older supermodels sometimes don’t agree with the fact there is a new generation of models. We’re not saying we’re supermodels. I’d rather people look at us as businesspeople, and, yes, modeling is our business right now, but we’re not trying to take anybody’s spot and we’re not trying to discredit the past.
… says Hailey in the current issue of Harper’s Bazaar magazine.