It’s hard to shake the memory of something that made an entire nation stand still. Thirteen years later, the world still remembers the horror and tragedy that struck the U.S. on Sept. 11, 2001. This Thursday, people gathered together to commemorate the occasion and remember loved ones who were lost in the day’s heartbreaking events. President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama observed a moment of silence at the White House in the morning while other celebrities, including Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, and Robin Roberts took to twitter to share their condolences. Using the hashtag #NeverForget, celebrities and non-celebrities joined together to share their thoughts about the day and memorialize the victims. Search for the hashtag on Twitter to see what others had to say, and remember to #NeverForget.
Earlier this week, video footage surfaced of former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice brutally punching his then-fiancée and now wife, Janay Palmer, in February of this year. Initially, after Rice’s arrest for domestic violence earlier this year, the NFL put him on a two-game suspension, but since the video footage leaked, he has been removed from the team and suspended from the NFL indefinitely. On Tuesday, in an interview with ESPN, Rice broke his silence about the incident saying, “I have to be strong for my wife. We are in good spirits. We have a lot of people praying for us, and we’ll continue to support each other.” Palmer has been sympathetic toward the event, choosing to side with Rice and defend him throughout the ordeal. For more information or to help yourself or someone struggling with domestic abuse, visit the website for The National Domestic Violence Hotline or call 1-800-799-723.
After the world celebrated the birth of a new prince a little more than a year ago, Kate Middleton and Prince William are expecting their second child together. Monday, Clarence House announced the pregnancy stating, “Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are very pleased to announce that the Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their second child.” The new baby will be fourth in line to the British throne and put Prince Harry into fifth. On July 22, 2013, the couple welcomed their first son, Prince George. Let us know whether you think Prince George will get a baby brother or a baby sister!
In more baby news, actress Liv Tyler also announced this week that she is expecting her second child. The 37-year-old Leftovers actress has been dating Dave Gardner, a good friend of David Beckham. Tyler has a 9-year-old son, Milo William Langdon, from her previous marriage to Royston Langdon, while Gardner has two children from his previous marriage to Davinia Taylor. Congrats to the couple! We can’t wait to see how gorgeous the new baby will be!