A 14-year-old girl sitting on a Queens bus was shot and killed, AM New York reports.
Daja Robinson was headed home from a sweet 16 party when shots were fired at the bus she was riding. She was about 10 blocks away from home when a bullet struck her head.
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said Robinson was not the shooter's target. The suspect, who fired 10 shots at the bus, has not yet been identified.
Robinson was rushed to Jamaica Hospital but was dead on arrival.
City councilmembers issued a statement after she was killed in support of stricter gun laws.
"That a 14-year-old girl was shot to death for no other reason than having the misfortune of being in the wrong place at the wrong time is outrage enough," the statement read.
Miley Cyrus's house was "swatted" for a second time Friday as police were called to her Los Angeles pad and found there was no real emergency when they arrived.
Sources say 911 received a call from a female at around 8:55 p.m. on Friday claiming she was calling from her closet and reporting shots were being fired in her home, TMZ reported.
When officials arrived to Cyrus's house they realized the singer was not there, that nothing was happening and that the call had been a hoax.
The "Party in the U.S.A." singer was victim of her first "swatting" prank last August after 911 received a call reporting there had been a "home invasion" at her house.
It was time for prom, and the class of 1963 filled the dance floor, looking back on their high school years.
They danced to The Temptations and Etta James; Aretha Franklin and "The Wobble." But this prom didn't take place until 2013, CNN reported.
Segregation and racial tension meant that in 1963, Birmingham cancelled prom for five of the city's black high schools. They didn't get a high school graduation or a yearbook, either.
On May 2, 1963, those children left school early to take part in what became known as the Children's March. Police responded to the protesters with dogs and fire hoses and arrested thousands of people.
The end-of-school events were cancelled for security reasons, officially. Many believe that it was punishment for the protests -- and regardless, it felt that way for the class of 1963.
A court ordered graduation took place, but prom never happened.
On Friday, the city put on the Historic 1963 Prom for the Alabamians that never got one.
Earnestine Thomas was one of the students that attended.
"As a child, I recognized that it was unfair, but didn't understand that there were laws propping [segregation] up," Thomas told CNN.
For the evening, she wore her alma mater Parker High School's color -- a lavender dress with matching shoes.
Ethel Arms says that she did not have a prom because of the civil rights movement but even with a good reason, she said she still lamented not getting that rite of passage. Arms was just a teenager, and wanted the experience.
Arms got to be on the prom committee that organized the event, which took place at Boutwell Auditorium in Birmingham. Her date was her husband Eugene -- her date for the prom that never happened.
Eugene Arms finally got to take his sweetheart to prom, and Thomas, Arms and their classmates were left to create memories they were once denied.
A million-dollar jewelry heist at Cannes has some people wondering if life was imitating art in the south of France.
When $1 million worth of Chopard jewelry went missing from a hotel room in Cannes Thursday, more than a few people noticed strange similarities between the robbery and the plot of Sofia Coppola's "The Bling Ring," which premiered at the French festival the same day.
Although investigators are eyeing hotel employees as potential suspects in the robbery, in which the safe in a Chopard employee's hotel room was stolen, festival attendees are delighting in the real-life parallels to Coppola's film.
"Are you sure it wasn't the actors from 'The Bling Ring'?" asked William Morris Agency executive Cassian Elwes.
But Emma Watson, who plays a member of the titular ring of robbers in the film, could only deny any connection to the theft -- and provide an alibi.
"Someone stole like a million pounds worth of Chopard jewelry from Cannes? I promise it wasn't me!" she told the Hollywood Reporter. "It's crazy. That's really, really weird. I promise I'm innocent."
Some cynical attendees wondered if the whole thing was a publicity stunt engineered by Chopard itself, but the luxury jewelry maker confirmed the burglary.
At a press conference Thursday, Chopard communication director Raffaela Rossiello said the value of the lifted items was considerably less than the $1.4 million estimated by local police, and the pieces were not bound for the Cannes red carpet.
Chopard crafts the Palme d'Or trophy, awarded to the best film in the competition, as well as the best actor and best actress trophies.
Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard may be set to become a free agent and several teams are already in line.
CBS Sports reported Monday that the Clippers are not in the running.
Howard's snub of the other Los Angeles team has led to speculation about what he is looking for. If he's not interested in the type of ball the Clippers play, he may be interested in a team like the Houston Rockets.
Howard becomes an unrestricted free agent in six weeks, and a report from the Houston Chronicle said Howard has a strong interest in the Rockets.
The Rockets would have room to sign Howard, as the team has a few non-guaranteed contracts and several tradable players.
But Howard does not have plans to commit just yet. He is reportedly considering the Dallas Mavericks and Brooklyn Nets as well, and has not ruled out re-signing with the Lakers, who would likely offer him the highest-paying contract.
Eva Longoria was not expecting to have to deal with rain when she chose to wear an Atelier Versace gown to the Cannes Film Festival red carpet this weekend.
The Daily Mail reports Longoria, who was attending the "Jimmy P.: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian" premiere, suffered from a wardrobe malfunction as she had to hike up her long seafoam green skirt to keep it from getting wet.
Because the skirt featured a "dangerously high slit," the actress ended up exposing a little more thigh than she would've liked while climbing a flight of stairs. At least she was able to keep her Versace gown dry.
For pictures of the incident visit the Mail Online.
Canadian jazz singer Alexis Normand was called the day before the Memorial Cup to sing the United States' national anthem.
Trouble is, she had not learned the words and wasn't able to get them right during the performance, the Toronto Star reported.
"I'm embarrassed and deeply sorry," Normand said. "I'm usually a quick study... I had learned all the words, but nerves just got the best of me."
This year's Memorial Cup was between the Portland Winterhawks and the Halifax Mooseheads. Both countries' national anthems are played in cross-border matchups.
The crowd did help her along in the last few lines of the Star-Spangled Banner, and she finished out the song.
One man in Houston, Texas, was so fed up with people littering, loitering and sleeping in his front yard that he built a "scarecrow graveyard" to keep them away.
The unnamed man put an iron fence around his downtown Houston property and placed three tombstones, rejected by a local monument company, in the corner of the yard.
This week he discovered the discarded grave markers were inscribed with the names of actual deceased people. The names of Johnny Mack Chappell, Dee Brown Hancock and Sandra Ruth Howen appear on the memorials.
The property owner told local station KTRK that he regrets the fact that the memorials are for real people.
Wayne Chappell, the brother of Johnny Mack Chappell, told ABC News that the family is tickled by the news of the fake cemetery. “He would get his friends and have a beer party next to it or something,” Chappell said of his deceased brother.
Chappell added that his brother, who died in 1986, would have befriended the vagrants. "You’re kind of underneath the highway there. That’s always been the hobo area," he said. "I can understand wanting to clean up your area. I’m just curious what [the property owner] might have done to help the vagrants."
Madonna was the recipient of the "Top Touring Artist" award during Sunday night's Billboard Awards and the singer's eccentric speech almost overshadowed the fact that Justin Bieber got booed on stage earlier in the night.
Wearing a fur jacket, Kanye West-style sunglasses and black stockings, the queen of pop took the stage, asked Will.i.am -- who presented her with the award -- to hold the prize for her and began delivering her "brief" speech.
During her speech, the "Give Me All Your Luvin'" singer thanked everyone from Will.i.am to her dancers, who she claimed where "the best dancers," her management and her kids. The singer closed her discourse with a sweet remark about her fans.
CREDIT: [ABC via IdolxMusic]
Looks like Taylor Swift thought Jelena were never, ever, ever getting back together but the two were spotted kissing backstage at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday.
Selena Gomez keeps announcing that she is single, but actions speak louder than words.
Just last week, Gomez told a Boston radio station she was single, but E! reports that the two were seen snuggled up at a Cirque du Soleil performance in Las Vegas the night before the awards.
In a video clip, Gomez ran into Bieber and gave him a hug and a kiss on the cheek. Gomez's gal pal Taylor Swift reacted by sticking her tongue out in apparent disgust.