Irish actress Evanna Patricia Lynch is famous because of Harry Potter. She played the role of Luna Lovegood in all four films of the series.
If you’re familiar with Harry Potter, you probably know who Evanna is. She’s really good in her role and there’s no one else who could have played Luna Lovegood any better.
When the following set of nudes were leaked online, Lynch immediately announced that they were fakes and not real pictures of her. The images do show a girl who really looks like her and the nudes do reveal her face. However, they could be of someone who has a really close resemblance to Lynch. Or they could really be her. Who knows?
After being arrested for drunk driving, a Halloween reveler wearing only a trench coat and “a piece of cloth that looked like a penis” attempted to eat toilet paper in a bid to foil a Breathalyzer test, Iowa police report.
Cops yesterday pulled over Ross McDonald, 39, after they spotted him driving the wrong way on an Iowa City street around 3 AM. According to a criminal complaint, McDonald was “extremely confused” and could not tell officers “what bar he was coming from.”
McDonald, who claimed to have consumed two drinks, had bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, and unsteady balance, cops noted. He also appeared to be dressed in a “flasher” costume: “Def was only wearing a trench coat and a piece of cloth that looked like a penis.”
Upon arrival at the police precinct, McDonald “attempted to eat toilet paper, thinking it would mess with” the Breathalyzer. McDonald had initially refused the breath test, but “changed his mind after attempting to eat the toilet paper.”
Despite McDonald’s cunning plan, his blood alcohol content was measured at .165, twice the legal limit.
Since McDonald has prior drunk driving convictions, he was hit with a felony charge carrying a maximum five-year prison sentence. Seen in the above mug shot, McDonald was released from jail yesterday afternoon after posting $5000 bond.
A new treatment for suicidal patients in South Korea involves locking them up in wooden coffins. The fake “death experience” apparently helps students appreciate life better after confronting a simulated version of their last moments.
The rate of suicide in Korea is on the rise, with about 40 people killing themselves every day. Experts believe that the nation’s super-competitive atmosphere is responsible for so many cases of depression and suicide. And according to the Seoul Hyowon Healing Center, the solution to this crisis lies in their ‘death experience’ therapy.
Participants at the centre come from all walks of life, including teenagers who struggle with pressure at school, older parents experiencing isolation, and the elderly who are afraid of becoming a financial burden on their families. They all don white robes and get into coffins arranged in rows. Beside each coffin is a small desk with pens and paper. Students sit inside the coffins and listen to a short talk by Jeong Yong-mun, a former funeral worker who is now the head of the healing centre. He explains to them that they should accept their problems as a part of life and try to find joy in the most difficult situations.
The students then lie down in the coffin and close their eyes to have a ‘funeral portrait’ taken. Afterwards, they write down their will or compose a farewell letter to their loved ones, and read their last words aloud to the group. When the ‘hour of death’ approaches, they are told that it is now time to ‘go to the other side’. Candles are lit and the ‘Korean Angel of Death’ enters the room. The students lie down in their coffins once more, and the angel closes the lid on each one of them.
They are left alone in the dark for about 10 minutes, during which time they are faced with the idea of ‘nothingness’ in the after-life. They are encouraged to use this time to contemplate on life from an outsider’s perspective. When they finally emerge from their coffins, they claim to feel ‘refreshed’ and ‘liberated’. Jeong Yong-mun enters the room once more to tell them: “You have seen what death feels like, you are alive, and you must fight!”
The idea of the experience is to dwell on the ‘collateral damage’ of death and to think about how much pain they might cause their loved ones by choosing to end their lives.
Coffin therapy is not a new concept – we came across it a few years ago when a coffin maker from Ukraine offered people the chance to get inside some of his comfortable creations. We also heard of a psychotherapy clinic in Shenyang, China, where people with psychological problems were treated with death therapy. Most people who tried it reported feeling very relaxed and positive afterwards.
A man had his face “ripped off” after he was struck by a sofa falling 130ft from the penthouse in a block housing a luxury in London.
The unidentified man, believed to be in his twenties, was walking past W London Hotel, off Leicester Square, when the sofa – believed to be part of the rooftop furniture – fell on top of him at around 9am on Friday.
Shocked witnesses described seeing a pool of blood and a man screaming in pain.
“He looked like his face had been ripped off. It was raining and where the drops were hitting his face it was making him scream in agony,” one witness told The Sun.
Another witness, who works in a nearby hotel, added that they believed the sofa hit the back of the pedestrian’s head. “It was horrific.
“He was alive when the medics turned up because I saw him move his fingers,” they added.
The luxury five-star hotel, which runs eleven £9,533-a-month penthouses, has suites costing up to £2,800-a-night, with their cheapest rooms at £339-a-night.
A Metropolitan Police spokesperson confirmed to The Independent they had been called to the scene, off Wardour Street, at 8.54am.
“The man in his 20s was taken to an East London hospital by air ambulance. His injuries are said to be critical but stable,” the spokesperson added.
Health and Safety officers from Westminster council are said to be investigating the incident.
The hotel confirmed it was aware of the accident, but said the furniture was believed to have come from one of the privately owned flats.
Police are often called to respond to some strange happenings, but surely this must rank as one of the more bizarre.
“Males dressed as traffic cones blocking the road like traffic cones,” the police report said.
Kingston Police tweeted a photo of the incident report from the early hours of Sunday morning, which has since been shared hundreds of times.
“They were just standing in front of the taxi and the bus not letting them get past and taking pictures of themselves,” Dan Theochari told the Evening Standard.
“I didn’t actually see the police I was waiting for a taxi but I saw it and it made me laugh.”
Kingston Police say that while they saw the funny side in the prank, they did advise the men to move off the road.
A student at Notre Dame has accused an academic coach of pressuring him into having sex with her daughter, the New York Daily News reported Sunday night. The student has filed a lawsuit against the school over the matter, alleging she also coerced football and basketball players at the school into having sex with her daughter.
Notre Dame has fired the tutor, with an internal school report obtained by the Daily News saying she violated the school’s “values” and its “discrimination harassment policy.”
In the lawsuit against the school, the unnamed student argues “the tutor orchestrated ‘sexually and racially motivated’ trysts with her daughter by including condoms, transportation and hotel rooms for academic favors,” Nicole Hensley and Reuven Blau of the Daily News report.
“She was exploiting African-American males,” Peter J. Agostino, one of the attorneys who is representing the unnamed student who filed the lawsuit, told the Daily News. “He was invited to the family’s private home to facilitate the relationship.”
According to the lawsuit, the student who filed the lawsuit began a five-month relationship with the academic coach’s daughter after seeking out help from the tutor:
Those lessons quickly escalated to out-of-state sexual liaisons between her daughter, who was also at the school, and the student.
“She was encouraging it,” said the man’s other lawyer, Michael Misch. “The mom sought him out and promoted the relationship by providing hotel rooms and condoms.”
The academic coach would later interrogate him about the “nature, frequency, and quality of the sexual activities” they had, the lawsuit claims, badgering him with “racially-charged comments about his sexual prowess and genitalia,” the suit alleges. …
The student tried to end his relationship with the tutor’s daughter, but she then pressured him to convert to Catholicism and recommended he seek mental health counseling.
The coach’s apparent colleague and friend in the school’s psychiatric support allegedly worked in cahoots to “medicate Plaintiff John Doe to keep him passive, cooperative, and under control,” the court documents said.
The lawsuit alleges that the tutor arranged “sexual encounters with her daughter and football and basketball players,” the South Bend Tribune reported Saturday.
A Notre Dame spokesman called the lawsuit “unfounded” in a statement to the Daily News and said the mention of student-athletes made it little more than a publicity stunt.