NYC. Video of the horrific crane crash that killed at least one person in New York Friday has been posted online.
SEISMIC ACTIVITY. 6.4 magnitude earthquake strikes Taiwan: “The earthquake struck 14 miles northeast of Pingtung City at 3:57 a.m. local time, at a depth of 6.2 miles, the USGS reported…A 17-story apartment building in Tainan collapsed during the quake, and fire officials said 123 people were rescued from the rubble, Reuters reported. Images on social media showed several buildings suffered substantial damage, including some that appeared to be tipping over after the quake struck.”
TELEVISION. Orange Is The New Black renewed for three more seasons.
HEADLINE OF THE DAY. “Wife crashes her own funeral, horrifying her husband, who had paid to have her killed.” She also reportedly said, “Surprise! I’m still alive!”
HEALTH. Top Brazilian researcher compares Zika virus to AIDS: “The challenge for the scientific and medical community is comparable to what happened when we first knew about the outbreak of the HIV infection…Every day, there is something new because it is a huge outbreak with very little scientific knowledge.”
ANIMALS. Malnourished sea lion pup wanders into San Diego restaurant: “After restaurant workers snapped some photos, they called a rescue team from SeaWorld to help the young sea lion. ‘SeaWorld came to the aid of this young sea lion this morning and she is now in the care of our amazing Rescue Team,’ SeaWorld replied to Guillas’ post…workers at SeaWorld’s Animal Rescue Center are hopeful that the pup will make a full recovery. ‘We hope to get her rehabilitated and back out into the wild,’ SeaWorld wrote. ‘She’s getting lots of fluids.'”
NO ONE EXPRESSES THE HUMAN CONDITION BETTER THAN A BABY SEA LION STRANDED IN A HUMAN ENVIRONMENT pic.twitter.com/NadV9yL5Qh
— Julia Carrie Wong (@juliacarriew) February 5, 2016
MOVIES. Johnny Depp talks about working with Leonardo DiCaprio on What’s Eating Gilbert Grape: “I respect Leo a lot. He worked really hard on that film, researching and showing up ready to work — and I tortured him. I really did. He was always talking about these video games. ‘No, I will not give you a drag from my cigarette while you hide from your mother again, Leo,’ [I would say].”
SUPER BOWL. Bruno Mars confirms he’s in this weekend’s halftime show.
TEXAS. Republican Ruth Sisson wages “whisper campaign” against gay Lamar County Clerk Russ Towers in attempt to unseat him, ends up exposing her own shameful past: “Sisson was charged with theft 12 times from 1991 to 2006, when she wrote 44 bad checks totaling $2,544 and was arrested three times. She paid restitution in nine of the cases. There are also eviction cases filed against her for non-payment of rent.”
DUGGARDOM. Adult film star who was suing Josh Duggar “for causing her emotional and physical pain by allegedly getting really rough with her during sex” has dropped her case against him.
SUPERSTUD. Henry Cavill is sharing his journey to get into Superman shape on Instagram.