American Confirmed Dead in the Spain Attacks That Killed 14

An American citizen was killed in a pair of vehicle attacks in Spain on Thursday and early Friday that left 14 dead, the U.S. State Department has confirmed.

Rex Tillerson, the secretary of state, announced the death on Friday as he said authorities were in the process of “still confirming the injuries and deaths of others.”

Additional details about the slain victim were not immediately available.

“Obviously we express our deepest sympathies to the loved ones of this individual and obviously the others who have suffered loss of life,” Tillerson said, “and we offer our thoughts and prayers to their families as they’re going to be dealing with a very, very tough few days ahead of them.”

According to the state department, a second American suffered minor injuries in the attacks but further details were not released, NBC News reports.

According to authorities, the attacks began on Thursday afternoon in Barcelona, Spain, along Las Ramblas, a popular pedestrian and shopping area, when a van plowed through dozens of people there and killed 13.

After midnight on Friday, there was a separate vehicle attack in the Spanish resort town of Cambrils. A woman injured in that incident has since died, officials announced on Friday, bringing the total death toll to 14.

Police are still seeking the driver in the Barcelona attack, for which ISIS claimed responsibility, according to the SITE Intelligence Group.

No claim of responsibility has reportedly been made about the incident in Cambrils.

from PEOPLE.com http://people.com/crime/american-killed-in-spain-terror-attacks/

Charli XCX Talks Her Powerful New Project with Kiehl’s and amfAR

We all know Charli XCX has a powerful voice, but this summer she also has an important mission. Earlier this month, Kiehl’s completed a multi-city charity motorcycle ride in partnership with amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research, to raise money and awareness for the cause. The singer is a longtime supporter of the organization, and this year, participated in a moving PSA about finding a cure (below). In addition, Kiehl’s released a limited edition hand cream with 100 percent of the proceeds going to fight HIV/AIDS. We caught up with the singing superstar for the September issue of PeopleStyle (on stands now!) to hear more about the campaign and her role in it.

For Charli, signing on to help such a worthy mission was a no-brainer. “I’ve actually done a lot of different events with amfAR in New York, Hong Kong and Milan. The way they’re educating people and creating awareness is inspiring. It’s fun being a musician, but doing something like this runs a lot deeper. It’s nice to be able to affect people in a life-changing way.”

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If you’re feeling helpless and like there’s nothing you can do (besides you know, purchasing a lotion), the pop star explains that doing your part starts with simply, education. “The biggest thing I’ve taken away from this experience is how important it is to learn the facts. There’s so much I didn’t know about AIDS before, but being informed is crucial to destigmatize .”

from PEOPLE.com http://people.com/style/charli-xcx-talks-her-powerful-new-project-with-kiehls-and-amfar/

Jamie-Lynn Sigler Reveals How She Changed Her Diet for Her Son: He ‘Was Always Looking at My Plate’

Jamie-Lynn Sigler admits she didn’t have the best eating habits growing up.

In the current issue of PEOPLE, the Entourage and Sopranos star opens up about how, as a mom, she had to go against the grain of her own childhood palate for the sake of her son Beau Kyle, 4 this month.

“I would drink a lot of soda and eat sugary things,” explains Sigler, 36. “Vegetables and fruits were never things I reached for.”

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But about a year after welcoming Beau with husband Cutter Dykstra in August 2013, the actress realized her son was looking to her for guidance on how to model his own food choices.

He “was always looking at my plate to see what I was eating, so I made a conscious effort to change,” Sigler tells PEOPLE.

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The star — who announced last month she’s expecting a second son — says Beau likes to help, so she found something they could make together: smoothies.

“I just hold the blender and he throws the ingredients in,” says Sigler. “Beau feels so involved and has a nutrient-dense, filling meal before he goes to school — and I have some of it too!”

For more from other celeb parents about fun activities to do with your kids, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands now.

from PEOPLE.com http://people.com/babies/jamie-lynn-sigler-son-diet-changes-food/

Kylie Jenner Is ‘Over’ Her Crazy-Colored Wigs: ‘I Don’t Want to Be a Weirdo’

Kylie Jenner is totally wigged out.

In the below clip from Sunday’s upcoming Life of Kylie episode, the 20-old beauty mogul, who has an entire closet dedicated to her rainbow-colored wigs, shares that she no longer wants to sport her bright hairstyles.

“I don’t want to disappoint anybody, but I just want my hair long and black and pretty,” the star tells her best friend Jordyn Woods, her assistant Victoria and her makeup artist Ariel Tejada. “I could dedicate Friday to having weird hair. I could do like three looks in one day and bank the photos.”

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And Woods is on Jenner’s side in the matter. “I actually think people expect the wigs, so if you do classic, they’re gonna really like it,” she chimes in.

For Jenner, who now has nearly 97 million followers on Instagram, her bold hair garnered interest from her fans — a tactic that with her own television show and a multi-million dollar makeup line, she no longer needs to use in order to keep all eyes on her.

“I always try to be different, I always try to do new things,” she says. “I think my following started to get a little bigger when I really was just finding out like my style and who I was and dyeing my hair. Not everyone was like dyeing their hair blue and green, you know? People know I just like do what I want. They just don’t know what to expect.”

It’s only been just over a month since she last sported a bright red wig, but her crazy hair days might soon be over.

“I don’t want to be a weirdo. I don’t want to pull up with purple hair, I’m over it,” she says, later adding: “I’m over keeping up with this lifestyle of crazy hair and wigs and s–t.”

So what can we expect from Jenner in the future? “Cool earrings, makeup, my tits out,” she says.

Life of Kylie airs Sunday at 9 p.m. on E! network.

from PEOPLE.com http://people.com/style/kylie-jenner-bright-hair-wigs/

Heroic Pit Bulls Save Two Small Children From Venomous Snake

Two pit bulls in Brandon, FL were in the right place at the right time when a highly venomous snake approached 4-year-old Zayden and 1-year-old Mallory while they were playing in their front yard this past weekend.

The family dogs, Slayer and Paco, fled to protect the grandchildren of Melissa Butt and began barking at the copperhead snake, but the deadly reptile struck and bit them both and injected them with its venom. One of the dogs suffered wounds to his face and snout from biting it while the other was bitten on the elbow.

Slayer, 3, and Paco, 9 months, were immediately taken to the Blue Pearl Veterinary Hospital under emergency care and were treated right away with anti-venom.

“As bad as it is, we are lucky and blessed,” Butt wrote in her Facebook post. “Paco and Slayer are my heroes as it could have been one of the kids!”

It was with the assistance of animal rescue group Frankie’s Friends that Butt was able to pay for medical costs after the organization raised enough money for the expensive treatment. “Frankie’s Friends has been a blessing to our hero,” the grandmother wrote on her Facebook while updating her followers on Slayer’s health.

Paco is back home healthy and acting normally while Slayer, who was adopted by the family three years ago, is still recovering at the veterinary but is doing a lot better.

The family continues to raise money for the medical treatments of the pups and any funds raised above the goal would go to other pets in need.

Bravo to these heroic canines!

from PEOPLE.com http://people.com/chica/heroic-pit-bulls-save-two-small-children-from-venomous-snake/

Spouse House Wedding! Kelli Jo & Jimmy Exchange Vows in Country-Themed Nuptials

 

Wedding bells are ringing for a second Spouse House couple!

In never before seen footage shared exclusively with PEOPLE, Kelli Jo and Jimmy exchange their vows in a country-themed ceremony — complete with cowboy boots and hay bales — just less than six weeks after meeting on the hit TLC reality romance series.

“I vow to make you laugh and make you happy because I know that’s what you want,” Jimmy, 34, tells his bride in the clip. “I vow to be honest and true to you. So when we’re far apart, when you’re on your trips or I’m at the firehouse, I still vow to make you smile every day.”

Previously this season, Jimmy was scared to propose to Kelli Jo, 33, because his first marriage ended in divorce, and that fear of commitment hurt his relationship with her in the process.

Ultimately, the thought of being without Kelli Jo prompted Jimmy to propose in last week’s episode, and she said, “yes.”

“Who would’ve thought that walking in this house 41 days ago that I would be standing here about to marry my best friend and a man I’m falling more and more in love with every day?” Kelli Jo says in her vows. “I cannot wait to start the next chapter in my life with you. We will do life together and with all of our imperfections, we will do it perfectly.”

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Before Kelli Jo and Jimmy are officially pronounced husband and wife though, Kelli Jo has one last surprise for her groom.

As she lifts up the bottom of her wedding dress, it’s revealed that she’s wearing the “superhero” socks that were gifted to Jimmy by his nieces and that he then gave to her as a wedding gift.

Jimmy’s nieces originally gave him the socks when he ran a marathon so that he could say that with them he could do anything he wants. Since he wanted to find a wife at the Spouse House, which puts seven men and seven women under the same roof for eight weeks to help them find “the one,” he brought the socks with him.

Now, it seems, he found his perfect pair.

Spouse House airs Sundays (10 p.m. ET) on TLC.

from PEOPLE.com http://people.com/tv/spouse-house-wedding-kelli-jo-jimmy-exchange-vows-exclusive/

How Cecily Strong Is Getting ‘Back Into Shape’ for SNL: It’s ‘Fake Fat Camp’

Saturday Night Live comedian Cecily Strong is all fun and games on screen, but behind the scenes she works to stay healthy.

“Over the summer, what I’m doing now, we’re calling it a fake fat camp,” Strong joked to PEOPLE while discussing her recent commercial and partnership with Triscuit. “I’m just trying to workout every day and get back into shape so I can get prepared for SNL,” she added.

The actress explained that its hard to stay healthy and sometimes her “health gets worse” during the off-season, but she sticks to a few staples in her diet to get back on track.

Strong starts her day off right with a shake in the morning. “I’ve been slightly hypoglycemic since I was a kid so I have to make sure I eat in the morning and get my sugar,” she says. As for her go-to ingredients, she likes  “bulletproof protein, half a banana and frozen strawberries, water and a scoop of almond butter.”

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With her hectic schedule, she explained that “it’s an easy way you know you’re getting everything you need. It’ll keep me going for a while.”

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When behind the scenes of SNL, Strong says that she stays clear of, “too much snacking or mindless eating.” But, when home at the end of the night, she says she “loves enjoying a plate of cheese and crackers.”

The comedian also said her go-to drink is a skinny spicy margarita, when she goes out for an after-party with the SNL crew. “It’s embarrassing to ask for a skinny drink…it makes me feel like such a brat, but it’s worth it,” she added.

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The star is heading out for a week-long vacation to Mexico to relax beachside before the show really picks back up. She said that once it hits fall, “we don’t get a lot of long breaks, if any. We just jump right in,” but that she’s looking forward to getting back to work.

from PEOPLE.com http://people.com/food/cecily-strong-saturday-night-live-snl-diet/