It was another big week of news and trending topics! Some of my favorite stories of the week are below.
- It’s over! – Brangelina, one of Hollywood’s most talked-about and high-profile celebrity couples, is calling it quits. The story broke after Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from husband of two years, Brad Pitt, citing “irreconcilable differences.” Although the marriage only lasted two years, Jolie and Pitt have been romantically linked since 2005, when the couple’s film, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, debuted. Pitt was still married to Jennifer Aniston at the time, but soon after Pitt and Aniston divorced, Brangelina started soaking up the spotlight. New reports have begun to surface stating that an investigation is underway looking into child abuse claims against Pitt.
- Humanity knows no age – A six-year-old boy, Alex of New York state, wrote a handwritten letter to President Barak Obama, asking him to please bring Omran Daqneesh, a young Syrian boy who is well-known for his viral photo, to the US to live with him and be his brother. President Obama was so touched by Alex’s letter of genuine, heartfelt emotion and care that he shared the letter at the Leaders Summit on Refugees.
- Fall is officially back – With the official first day of Fall comes the release of many new TV seasons and series. This week, to name a few, Grey’s Anatomy, How To Get Away With Murder, Law & Order: SVU, The Voice and many more are back and better than ever. Also making headlines are some new series sure to get you hooked on the small-screen. Designated Survivor, Speechless and This Is Us are some of the big networks new shows – hoping to make it past the first season.
- Not-so-happy hacking – Yahoo, the website you might have an old email address with, second in line to Google and multi-media platform, announced on Thursday that a hacker – possibly working for a foreign government – stole as many as 500 million users account information in 2014. This hack includes email addresses, phone numbers, birthdays, passwords and other security information. Yahoo has since updated its security FAQ page to include response tactics and a security email to affected users. So, if you haven’t gotten a READ ME NOW email, you are probably in the clear, but it wouldn’t hurt to change that three-year old password anyway.