It was a few seconds before Cinder found her voice and she had to grip the door frame to keep standing. “Thorne?” His head jerked around. “Cinder?” “Wh—what are you—how? Where have you been? What’s going on? Why are you wearing that stupid bandanna?” He laughed. Gripping a wooden cane, he stumbled toward her, waving one hand until it landed on her shoulder. Then he was hugging her, suffocating her against his chest. “I missed you too.” “You jerk,” she hissed, even as she returned the hug. “We thought you were dead!” “Oh, please. It’d take a lot more than a satellite plummeting to Earth to kill me.”
“Famously hairy pop star Sia has released a stunning new single which pays tribute to the victims of June’s tragic shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando.
The 40-year-old Australian singer, who was previously filmed breaking down on stage as she dedicated her hit ‘Titanium’ to the 49 LGBT people and allies who lost their lives in the massacre, unveiled new single ‘The Greatest’ today (September 6), along with a stunning video which once again stars 13-year-old dance prodigy Maddie Ziegler.
Ziegler, who previously appeared in Sia’s videos for ‘Chandelier’, ‘Elastic Heart’, ‘Big Girls Cry’ and ‘Cheap Thrills’, sports rainbows on her face as she delivers her most emotional performance yet in the visual, which features 49 young dancers who end their routine with the haunting image of a sea of bodies on the floor, along with the message ‘#WeAreYourChildren’.” (source)
Happy Birthday Lucille Desiree Ball | August 6, 1911 - April 26, 1989
“She is one of the few individuals in history to be on a solely first name basis with the world: Marilyn, Elvis, Lucy. She was a national treasure. She remains a world icon, recognizable from Tallahassee to Timbuktu from Paduach to Peru. No other performer in any medium of either sex has inspired the devotion and generated the international love and appreciation that she has. Said one admirer: “Lucy…is a common denominator for nations, continents, and hemispheres, doing in entertainment what others have not accomplished in professional diplomacy.“ - Women Pioneers in Television
"The sun never sets on Lucille Ball. All over this worried world tonight, nations of untold millions are watching reruns they also watched the first time around. Joy requires no translation. God wanted the world to laugh, and he invented you. Many were called, but you were chosen. All of the funny hats, the baggy pants, the mustaches and the wigs, and the pratfalls and and the blacked out teeth - they didn’t fool us one minute. We saw through all the disguises, and what we found inside is more than what we deserve.” - Sammy Davis, Jr.
“She’s given the world so much darn enjoyment, Lucille Ball is the best loved star in show business.” - Ed Sullivan
“One of the greatest gifts to mankind is laughter, and one of the greatest gifts to laughter is Lucille Ball. God has her now, but thanks to television, we’ll have her forever.” - Bob Hope