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Teen Dies After ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Cameron Lancaster, 18, died in a tragedy linked to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

Teen Dies After taking ALS ChallengeThe death of an 18-year-old Scottish man in a flooded quarry is being linked to the “ice bucket challenge.”

Cameron Lancaster, of Burntisland, Fife, died Sunday. Emergency services — Police Scotland, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, and the Scottish Ambulance Service — were called to Preston Hill Quarry near Inverkeithing after he disappeared at around 5 p.m. His body was recovered at around 9 p.m. after four hours underwater.

In a statement, Lancaster’s family said: “Cameron died in a tragic accident. His death is such a great loss. During his short life, he touched so many people with his friendliness, kindness and thoughtful generosity of spirit. He will be hugely missed by his family and friends. The family are finding it hard to come to terms with this sudden loss and would ask for privacy.”

Ice Bucket Challenge – The ALS Association

“Designing Women” star Meshach Taylor Died

Meshach TaylorDesigning Women” star Meshach Taylor passed away Saturday night after a long battle with cancer.

Taylor’s family says he passed away at his home in California while surrounded by loved ones including his 100-year-old mother.  He is survived by wife Bianca Ferguson his four children, daughters, Tamar Taylor, Esme Taylor, Yasmine Taylor, and son Tariq Taylor, and four grandchildren.

He was sixty-seven-years-old.

Meshach, is best known for his Emmy-nominated role  as the flamboyant Anthony Bouvier on  the popular late 80’s show, known as “Designing Women.”  On the CBS sitcom,  Taylor played a former prison inmate who was falsely convicted of a robbery.  He was the only man on the staff, and later in the series becomes a partner.

He was surrounded by four dazzling Southern-styled ladies Delta Burke, Annie Potts, Jean Smart and Dixie Carter. 

Designing Women Cast

Taylor made a name for himself as the beleaguered male foil consistently at the mercy of the ladies’ antics during its seven-season run.

Designing Women on CBS:

  •  First episode: September 29, 1986
  • Final episode: May 17, 1993


Meshach Taylor Designing WomenMeshach Taylor Trivia:

  • Received his bachelor’s degree from Florida A & M University in Tallahassee, Florida (1993).
  • He was awarded the 1977 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Principal Role in a Play for his performance in “Sizwe Banzi is Dead”, at the Goodman Stage II Theater in Chicago, Illinois.
  • He was nominated for a 1979 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Principal Role in a Play for “Native Son”, at the Goodman Theater in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Altadena, California: Semi-retired [December 2012]

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Man Responsible for UCSB Shootings Name Released

The identity of the man responsible for the UCSB shootings has been released.

Elliott Rodgers California ShooterElliot Rodger, the  22-year-old son of  Peter Rodger, the second unit director of the first installment of “Hunger Games,” has been identified as the person responsible for the horrific massacre at University of California-Santa Barbara. Friday night.

Rodger stabbed to death three roommates at his apartment before starting his shooting spree, before he unleashed his violence on the streets of Isla Vista — the UCSB community.

According to sources,  Rodgers’ posted a YouTube video, a young man sitting behind the wheel of a car with tinted windows parked in front of palm trees talks of “loneliness, rejection and unfulfilled desires” and blames women for throwing themselves at “obnoxious brutes” but rejecting him, “the supreme gentleman.”

The video, titled “Elliot Rodger’s Retribution,” Watch Video Here

“For the last eight years of my life, since I hit puberty, I’ve been forced to endure an existence of loneliness, rejection and unfulfilled desires, all because girls have never been attracted to me,” Rodger says in the video. “Girls gave their affection and sex and love to other men, never to me.”