The captain of the ship which Discovery Channel storm chaser Joel Taylor (seen center) died on board of a suspected drug overdose was all smiles just hours after the tragedy as he posed up with Grease star Olivia Newton John who was performing on the all-gay party cruise. It seemed to be business as usual on board the liner as Captain Johnny Faevelen shared a number of photos to his Twitter from Tuesday evening and Wednesday with the Grease star (left and inset bottom also with Newton-John's husband John). Revelers also shared pictures to Instagram of them continuing to party away. DJ duo Galantis performs for passengers an board (right). Taylor was found unresponsive in his cabin on board the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line Harmony of the Seas (seen inset) on Tuesday, after the ship docked in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Another passenger claimed that the 38-year-old Discovery Channel reality star had ingested so much of the addictive narcolepsy medication GHB - often referred to as club drug or date rape drug - that he passed out on the dance floor and had to be carried back to his cabin by two other people.
'Ma'am, you will die in prison': Woman, 66, collapses in court as she is found guilty and sentenced to life for killing her husband's secretary in a jealous rage over fears he was having an affair
Marlene Postell Johnson, 66, (top and bottom left) was convicted of first-degree murder on Wednesday in Salisbury, North Carolina of the 2013 slaying of 62-year-old Shirley Pierce (righjt), who was stabbed through the neck at her home. 'Mam, you will die in prison. That is my order,' Judge Stuart Albright told Johnson as he sentenced her to life, shortly after she collapsed in court when the guilty verdict was read. Johnson's estranged husband, Ervin Johnson, was the president and CFO of Tuscarora Yarns, where Pierce worked as an executive administrative assistant.
'I just signed your death warrant': Pedophile Olympics doctor Larry Nassar is sentenced to 175 YEARS in prison after the judge EVISCERATES him with a letter he wrote insisting his 156 victims were after money and his 'procedures' were all medical
Larry Nassar was sentenced to 175 years in prison on Wednesday after a seven-day sentencing hearing in a Michigan courtroom. Prior to that, the pedophile doctor addressed his victims in a brief statement, choosing to turn and face the women as he made his remarks. 'Your words these past several days, your words, have had a significant emotional effect on myself and has shaken me to my core, he mumbled through tears. 'I also realize what I'm feeling pales in comparison.' He then added: 'I will carry you words with me for the rest of my days.' Those tearful words were revealed to be completely hollow however by Judge Rosemarie Aquilina, who proved that point by reading from the letter that Nassar submitted to the court last week.
'You are my hero': Simone Biles pays tribute to tough-talking judge who sentenced Larry Nassar to 175 years as the single mom of four nicknamed 'the Barracuda' wins legion of fans for her handling of the case
Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles, right, tweeted her support for Judge Rosemarie Aquilina, left. The female judge has won legions of followers and heaps of praise for her handling of the Larry Nassar abuse trial. She has offered words of kindness and support to the 168 victims and their relatives who spoke against the disgraced medic in court. In her tweet Biles thanked the judge as her 'hero' for sentencing the child abuser to 175 years.
Serena Williams demands an apology from Tennys Sandgren for calling her 'disgusting' in a string of deleted tweets that included support for the alt-right movement and suggested Pizzagate was real
Sandgren, an ardent Trump supporter from Tennessee, 'cleaned' his Twitter account on Tuesday after his Twitter account revealed messages hinting at support for the alt-right movement and the suggestion Pizzagate was real. The world ranked No. 97 cleared his social media during the Australian Open , where he shocked the world on Monday by beating No. 5 Dominic Thiem in five sets. However, one tweet in particular caught the attention of Serena, that was shared during one of her matches in 2015. Sandgren shared a video of Serena yelling at Roberta Vinci at the 2015 US Open with the word 'disgusting.' As he started his quarter final match on Tuesday, Serena tweeted a subtle dig with 'Turns channel'.
A taste of their own medicine? House of Horrors couple accused of keeping their 13 children in chains are SHACKLED in court as they're ordered to stay 100 yards away from their kids
David Turpin, 57, and his wife Louise, 49, who are accused of starving, torturing and chaining up their children at their California home, were brought before a judge, shackled at the ankles and wrists, at Riverside County Court on Wednesday. The Turpins, who were both wearing dark suits, went to lengths to try and hide their chains as they lawyers demanded that the video cameras in court did not film the metal shackles. The couple, who face almost 40 counts including torture, false imprisonment, abuse on a dependent, and child abuse, were in court for a child protection order hearing. Although both David and Louise Turpin are currently held on $9 million bail each, prosecutors asked for a protective order for their 13 children in case they are released.
'He kissed my forehead and slit my throat': Teacher's wife describes the moment her husband put a knife to her neck and tried to kill her after she discovered he was having sex with a 14-year-old student
Father-of-two James Philip Chelekis, 32, broke town in tears (right) as he was given the lengthy sentence after his ex-wife, Amanda (pictured left with one of his daughter), described the horrific attack in court. The mother of his two children said he came up behind her, kissed her forehead and slit her throat after she confronted him about his sexual relationship with the middle school child. She added that after he cut her throat, her husband then proceeded to read her Bible verses and called the underage girl he was having an illicit affair with as she was bleeding out. In the end, it was the teenager who talked him into calling 911, some 55 minutes after the attack at their Grand Rapids home on June 27. Chelekis claimed that during an argument with his 33-year-old wife he grabbed a knife to protect himself and she fell on the blade.
Nephews of Alcatraz escapee believe he is ALIVE but slam FBI for 'keeping resurfaced letter a secret' after cold case reopens on the infamous 1962 prison break
Family members to the man claiming to be one of the three Alcatraz escapees still walking the Earth spoke out after a letter he allegedly penned was made public this week. Nephews to escapee brothers John and Clarence Anglin - who tunneled out of their prison cell along with Frank Morris 56 years ago - believe John, who was claimed to have sent the chilling letter, could still be alive. They also said they 'have a pretty good idea' of where could be. Ken and David Widner have slammed the 'inhumane' San Francisco Police Department, after it was revealed authorities had been keeping the letter secret since 2013.
Trump and Melania's 13th anniversary passes with no mention, no tweets of acknowledgment and no celebratory dinner scheduled - and ends with the first lady suddenly backing out of a trip to Davos with the president
Donald and Melania Trump's 13th wedding anniversary came and went without a mention by POTUS or FLOTUS, or any time slotted in the president's schedule for any such celebration. The first couple's January 22 anniversary landed on Monday, in the middle of a busy news cycle that saw the president tweeting four times throughout the day solely on the government shutdown. Melania did not tweet or mention it on her own social media either. In fact, she remained completely mum on her social through the day. And then, by nightfall on their anniversary, it was announced that the First Lady suddenly would no longer be joining him on a trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The last time the First Lady shared anything on Twitter was on her husband's inaugural first year anniversary, she shared an interesting shot of herself with a soldier on January 20 (inset). Her caption made no mention of Donald either.
'He tells Africans frankly': Uganda's president says he 'loves' Trump and thinks he should be praised for not mincing his words after his 's***hole countries' remark
Uganda's president says he loves President Donald Trump and that he should be praised for not mincing words. 'I love Trump because he tells Africans frankly,' President Yoweri Museveni (right) said Tuesday, shortly after the U.S. ambassador apologized for Trump's recent reference to African nations as 's***hole countries.' 'I don't know whether he was misquoted or whatever. But he talks to Africans frankly,' Museveni said. 'In the world, you cannot survive if you are weak.'
'A senseless killing by over-aggressive police': Family of accountant, 25, slam cops as dashcam footage is released showing the moment he was fatally shot in the head after he fled the scene of a car crash
Dashcam footage released Wednesday shows the moment 25-year-old accountant Bijan Ghaisar was fatally shot by police in Alexandria, Virginia after he fled the scene of an accident and then led police on a brief chase. Ghaisar's family called the death a 'senseless killing' by an 'over-aggressive' officer and are demanding answers.
EXCLUSIVE: Has DY-NO-MITE couple Jimmy 'JJ' Walker and Ann Coulter flamed out? The Good Times star showed up at the ritzy Palm Beach Polo Club to 'learn the sport' without his conservative firebrand girlfriend
Jimmie 'JJ' Walker, 70, attended a match at the International Polo Club Palm Beach (center) in Florida on Sunday without rumored girlfriend Ann Coulter. The 55-year-old conservative pundit is known to spend the winter in Palm Beach just a few miles away from the polo grounds. Walker did not address Coulter's absence but told DailyMailTV it was his first polo match at the ritzy club. The pair were rumored to be dating last year after Good Times producer Norman Lear exposed the secret romance in an interview. He revealed he sat alongside the couple during a gala and claimed they had been dating for quite 'some time.' Coulter insisted that she and Walker were just friends, despite the fact that they had been seen together at multiple public events in recent years.
Cupid, unmasked! Baron's daughter and long-time friend of Prince Harry is 'confirmed as the matchmaker' who first set him up with Meghan Markle
The couple said they met on a blind date set up by a friend, but refused to reveal her name in order to protect her privacy.It has been speculated that the mystery friend may have been stylist Jessica Mulroney, designer Misha Nonoo, and Soho House consultant Markus Anderson. E! News confirmed with a source that it was in fact Violet von Westenholz, the daughter of a British baron, who is an old friend of Harry's. In her role at Ralph Lauren, she worked with Meghan around time of first date and set the pair up.
Kentucky high school gunman, 15, who killed two classmates and wounded 17 others before running out of bullets will likely face murder charges as an adult
Authorities in Kentucky are planning to charge the 15-year-old student (seen being arrested on the left) who opened fire on classmates at Marshall County High School on Tuesday with murder, prosecutors said on Wednesday. Bailey Holt (top right) died at the scene after the lone shooter opened fire with a handgun in a packed atrium at Marshall County High School at 8am on Tuesday. Her classmate Preston Cope (bottom right), also 15, was shot in the head by the unnamed attacker and later died of his injuries in a Nashville hospital.
Anne Heche says she was fired from a Miramax film 'after refusing to perform oral sex on Harvey Weinstein when he pulled out his penis during a meeting'
Anne Heche (left) identified herself as a Harvey Weinstein (right) victim on Tuesday. In an interview on the Allegedly podcast, Heche said she was fired from a Miramx film for refusing to perform oral sex on the film producer. Heche, 48, said she was able to escape the room before he assaulted her. It's unclear which film Heche was fired from. She acted in three Miramax films, most recently 2001's Prozac Nation.
Accused steroids cheats Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens miss out on Baseball's Hall of Fame AGAIN - as Jones, Guerrero, Thome and Hoffman all join the 2018 class
The Baseball Writers' Association of America announced the Hall of fame class of 2018 Wednesday evening. But the unveiling wasn't cause for celebration for Roger Clemens (inset left) or Barry Bonds (inset right) - two of the game's greatest players whose legacies have been tarnished by allegations of steroid use. Despite their long and successful careers, neither will head to Cooperstown to be inducted into the hall of fame. Chipper Jones, Jim Thome, Vladimir Guerrero and Trevor Hoffman (pictured left to right) have all been announced as the 2018 class. Jones and Thome were both first-ballot selections, according to ESPN, while this was Guerrero's and Hoffman's second and third years on the ballot, respectively.
German Chancellor takes a veiled swipe at Trump as she condemns the rise of right-wing populism as a 'poison' and declares there is too much 'national egotism' at Davos
Merkel told the World Economic Forum in Davos that the only way to move the world forward is through cooperation while hitting out at Trump for withdrawing from the Paris climate accord.
Baby number three can't come soon enough! Pregnant Duchess of Cambridge cooes over an adorable infant - as she opens up about the pressure on new mothers to feel 'super happy'
During a visit to a specialist mother and baby unit at Bethlem Royal Hospital in London Kate, 36, cooed over seven-month-old Angela, as she played on a mat and blew bubbles with a nursery nurse (inset). The duchess looked radiant in a baby blue coat (left and right) by maternity label Séraphine, over a patterned dress by the same label as she chatted to fellow mums. It is the second day in a row that she has worn the colour, leaving onlookers wondering if it was a clue to the sex of her unborn child - although palace sources have always maintained that William and Kate have made no attempt to find out the sex of any of their children.
Forced to visit the death camps: Harrowing footage shows German civilians made to see the atrocities carried out by the Nazis after WWII
Video shows locals being taken around the notorious Buchenwald concentration camp in Weimar, Germany, just days after it had been liberated by American troops. Emaciated piles of bodies can be seen on the backs of trucks as townsfolk walked around the camp, many in floods of tears. Items belonging to some of the victims were laid out on display for them to see while one woman can be seen being carried away by two soldiers after collapsing.
Teen queen! 'Most beautiful girl in the world' Thylane Blondeau, 16, models colorful velour and pretty polka dots in bold Juicy Couture campaign as she is named the newest face of the brand
The French model took to Instagram today to announce her partnership with the LA-based brand, writing: 'It's out ! I'm so excited to announce that I'm the new face of @juicycouture.' Campaign images show Thylane modelling the brand's iconic tracksuits, including a bright yellow number paired with white slip-ons (top inset). Thylane also donned a pastel pink tracksuit as part of the new campaign, wearing pastel from head to toes for the photos (right). Other images see her posing in a ruffled tunic paired with leggings (left), and in a white dress with red polka dots (bottom inset).
Can YOU tell why these women look more youthful?... It’s all in the eyebrows (as an expert reveals how to do the same tricks at home)
Make-up artist Jenna Treat transformed the brows of five women to reveal how eyebrows can soften your features, give a younger appearance and even slim your face. (pictured left to right) Cathryn Smithson Whitehead, 57, had patches in her eyebrows hidden. Julie Voll ono, 56, had over plucking corrected. Chantelle Znideric, 39, had her arch corrected and Janet Quirke, 46, had symmetry restored.
'This was animal behavior': Vicious Florida girl, 14, beats up new student, 13, while eight classmates stand by and live stream assault on Snapchat
A 14-year-old middle school student in Florida attacked a younger classmate who had only been attending her school for a week because she thought the girl spread rumors about her. The rumors were posted anonymously online, but law enforcement officials do not think the victim was the one who posted the comments that angered the attacker. The victim was left with a swollen jaw and bruises. Her mother said she is also experiencing headaches because some of her hair was pulled out during the fight. The school system in which the girls are enrolled responded to the incident saying it would try to separate the two students.
Are these the most adorable office pets EVER? From a cat who loves recycling to a dog who lives in the cupboard, competition is launched to find the cutest workplace companions
Adorable photos have been submitted as part of a nationwide competition to find the UK's cutest office pet. Clockwise from top left: Dexter the terrier looks adorable in his silk tie; Fred the cat, who works in a centre for anxiety disorders and trauma in Oxford; Walter is 'Quality Controller' of the snack box at Simply Veterinary in Leeds; the team at Axis Chiropractic say that Smudge is the cutest pet because he gives the best cuddles; one of Jamie's favourite spots is the filing cabinet; and Ruska never fails to put a smile on people's faces and loves spending lunch with staff members.
Can an open marriage EVER work? After 10 years and two children, one woman reveals what happened when she told her husband she wanted to sleep with other men
Anita Cassidy (pictured center), 40, told her husband of ten years Marc, 46, (pictured right) that she found monogamy stifling and wanted other sexual partners. She used a dating site to meet her lover Andrea (pictured left), 30, and later introduced him to her husband and children. Anita, Marc and Andrea shared their experience of being in a love triangle.
Outrage at the LAPD over video of cop filmed forcibly dragging 18-year-old off train 'because she had her feet on the seat'
A police officer, enforcing passenger code of conduct rules, has been filmed dragging an 18-year-old woman off a Los Angeles metro train after she refused to take her feet off the seat. In the video, Bethany Nava is pinned to the wall by the officer and she swears at him as she tries to explain she only had her feet on the side of the seat. Another woman Selina Lechuga then joins in, swearing loudly at the officer, who radios for back up. Eventually both women were arrested and Lechuga appears to spit at an officer before she is led away. The video, which has been viewed 4.1 million times, was filmed by a by-stander.
'We are pretty much like a normal family': Polyamorous trio expecting their FIFTH child insist their set up is not that unusual - except there's an 'extra mother and lots of kids'
Buddy and Rose Sullivan, both 33, of San Diego share their life with Lauren King, 34, and have four children between them – all boys (left). Lauren is expecting another boy (top right), the fifth in the family. The trio share a California king size bed (bottom right) and insist they love each other equally and are not open to relationships with other people.
'Do you think a mermaid who swims all day would be that size?' Woman blasts artwork that shows Disney Princesses with curvy figures, insisting that 'fat' is NOT 'realistic'
The images show princesses such as Ariel and Belle with curvy figures, tattoos, and pin-up-inspired make-up and are a stark departure from Disney's typical beauty standards, which have often been slammed as unrealistic and fat-phobic. Many have also pointed out in the past that bigger characters in Disney movies are often depicted as evil or stupid—something that has been deemed problematic in films aimed at young children. But a Reddit user found the curvy reinventions 'unrealistic', and claimed they don't match the princesses' living conditions.
Coroner orders toxicology tests on tragic Tinky Winky actor, 52, who froze to death in the street as former neighbors reveal their fears over his drinking
Simon Shelton Barnes, from Ampthill in Bedfordshire, had trained as a ballet dancer (top) and choreographer before taking on the role (right, on set) from 1998 to 2001 as the purple character who carried a 'magic bag' in the children's show. After the father-of-three's death, his make-up artist daughter Lydia Barnes (left) said: 'I love you so much dad. Always have, always will. The most beautiful man in the world. Forever in my heart.' Mr Barnes was found last Wednesday at 7.30am having died of hypothermia after collapsing on the streets of Liverpool in the Mann Island area of the city (bottom). Tributes were also paid yesterday by his former flatmate Judith Tynan, the cousin of his ex-wife Emma Robbins, who lived with him on the Wirral in Merseyside for the final year of his life. She told MailOnline: 'I'm very floored at losing him, he was just the best company. We got on terribly well.’
Inside China's mysterious 'mole-town': Drone footage shows 4,000-year-old community where thousands of residents still live in underground houses
A new aerial video has provided a rare glimpse into a mysterious Chinese village where residents have lived in subterranean 'pit yards' for some four millennia. The series of underground dwellings in central China's Henan Province used to have nearly 10,000 homes. Right now, around 3,000 people still live there while the others have moved to modern homes, according to Chinese media.
'I cry forever': Hilarious video shows distraught little girl breaking down when she finds out she's having a baby brother and not a sister
An adorable new video shows the moment a little girl in Pennsylvania learns she won't be getting her preference: a baby sister. A blue bow is placed in her hair and she's told to look in a mirror for the big reveal. When she sees the color of the bow, though, she is not happy. Her mother tries to console her and assure her that brothers aren't so bad, but it doesn't work. Her daughter takes the bow out of her hair and tosses it away in disgust.
Philippines volcano spectacularly erupts spewing lava and ash five kilometres into the air as nearly 60,000 residents evacuate the area
Mount Mayon has sent lava 600 metres into the air and blown plumes of ash 5km above the crater, forcing thousands of locals and tourists to flee to safety. The volcano gushed out lava and molten rock again on Wednesday, the violent explosion the latest in a week of ominous rumbling. Over 61,000 people have been forced to evacuate from nearby villages as thick smoke rises from the mountain and darkens the sky. Spectacular time-lapse footage shows the gradual eruption of the picturesque mountain from small puffs of smoke to spewing out thick molten lava.
An ape like me can learn to take selfies too! Playful animals show off their best pouts and shoot pictures of the rainforest after being handed cameras to take photos
We are pretty much identical when it comes to our DNA. And it seems our similarity to chimpanzees extends to a shared love of selfies. For when the BBC handed over their cameras to a playful group of chimps in Cameroon as part of a groundbreaking natural history series, the resulting footage resembled a group of tourists at a beauty spot.
Critically ill woman, 21, marries HERSELF in 'a fairy tale wedding' to realize her dream of becoming a bride
A cancer-stricken Chinese woman has had her greatest wish granted after walking down the aisle in a beautiful wedding dress - despite having no groom. Yang Chunyan, who has leukaemia, said she had always wanted a big white wedding, but she feared she might not live long enough to have her long-desired ceremony. The 21-year-old expressed her wish in her sick bed to her brother, who arranged the emotional nuptials for her with help from medical staff and charity workers.