WATCH: Kitten Rescued from Inside Car Wheel Gets Adopted on the Spot

Sara Weeber just couldn’t say no to that face.

The sales consultant at Preferred Chevrolet Buick GMC in Grand Haven, Michigan, shot this video of a feline being rescued from inside of a car by two of her coworkers — and she tells PEOPLE that even before she formally met the kitten, the adoption was a done deal.

“As soon as I realized it was a baby kitten, I knew I had to have him,” says Weeber, 23, who adopted the cat, named Encore, on the spot Saturday.

In the video, shared to Facebook and viewed over 3,000 times, a dealership service tech named George and a new car sales manager named Mark Shoe are seen saving the 4 to 6 week-old kitten from the wheel well of a Buick Encore (the cat was later named Encore in honor of the SUV).

Weeber tells PEOPLE she is “assuming the cat got chased in there by something, somehow,” and while Encore can be heard crying in video as the two men try to rescue him, he’s singing a different tune now that he’s free.

“He’s doing great, playful as ever,” Weeber says. “He’s a little monster, he tries to eat the dog food. He’ll eat whatever.”

from PEOPLE.com http://people.com/pets/kitten-rescued-inside-car-wheel-adopted/

Property Brothers Drew and Jonathan Scott Reveal the “Canadian-isms” That Are Hardest to Get Rid Of

It’s tough to be a Canadian TV host when your show is all aboot fixing up a heh-oose.

The Property Brothers may seem all-American now, but fans of HGTV’s famous twins know Drew and Jonathan Scott were born and raised in Canada — it explains their lumberjack-ian looks (they’re well over 6 feet) and Jonathan’s proclivity for plaid. But these days the realtor-contractor duo rarely slip into their native tongue, but dontcha know that wasn’t always the case.

While trying to find work as a young actor in Vancouver, where many American shows film, Drew admits he struggled to pass for a Yankee. “One of the issues I had is a lot of U.S. shows coming to shoot there . . . they said, ‘You’re a great actor but I can still hear the Canadian-isms,’ and I needed to not have that,” he tells the Times Colonist.

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While his brother Jonathan didn’t have the same struggle working as a mostly silent magician, he knows the words that give him away as a Canuck: “The funny words that you watch out for are ‘tomorrow’ which sounds like ‘tah-more-oh,’ or ‘about,’ he says. Another example: “The word ‘been,’ Americans say ‘bin’ but Canadians say ‘bee-n.’”

While the Scotts’ parents still spend time north of the border (their dad, who emigrated to Canada in his teens, actually has a Scottish brogue!), the brothers are firmly on U.S. soil. In addition to a family compound they share in Las Vegas, Drew has a new home with fiancée Linda Phan in Los Angeles that the pair are fixing up for a forthcoming HGTV series, Drew’s Honeymoon House.

from PEOPLE.com http://people.com/home/property-brothers-drew-and-jonathan-scott-reveal-canadian-accent-words-that-are-hardest-to-get-rid-of/

Woman Allegedly Kicked Out of Pool for Wearing One-Piece Bathing Suit That Might ‘Excite Teenage Boys’

A woman was kicked out of her Tennessee apartment complex’s swimming pool for wearing a one-piece bathing suit, her fiancé alleged in an impassioned Facebook post shared last week.

Tyler Newman wrote on the social media network that he and fiancée Tori Jenkins were at the pool at the Smoky Crossing Apartments in Seymour when she was allegedly told to either change her suit, cover up with shorts or leave.

“Tori was accused of wearing a ‘thong bathing suit’ and told there were complaints about the way she was dressed after roughly 3 minutes tops, of us arriving there,” said Newman, adding that he and Jenkins paid a $300 maintenance fee to be able to use the pool.

Newman said that he, Jenkins and several friends were in “disbelief” over the complaints, and that his fiancé decided to go – alone – to the apartment office and “address the issue politely and calmly with the leasing consultant about the situation in a more private setting.”

In the leasing office, Newman alleged that the consultant took photos of Jenkins to “show ‘how inappropriate’ her bathing suit was.” Newman claimed that the consultant also said she wouldn’t want her children around Jenkins because of the swimsuit.

“She was told that her body, because it’s built more curvy than others is ‘too inappropriate’ for children to be around,” alleged Newman. “She was told ‘there are a lot of teenage boys in this complex, and you don’t need to excite them.’ ”

Newman called the entire encounter sexual harassment, and said Jenkins was left embarrassed and upset.

“My fiancée being told she should cover up on a 90 degree day in our own apartment pool because she will ‘excite teenage boys’ is b——-,” he wrote on Facebook. “I will not stand for this. My fiancée should be able to wear a bathing suit without being sexualized and demeaned. She shouldn’t feel violated.”

Newman also claimed that the only listed pool policy regarding clothing states, “duly appropriate attire must be worn at all times. No cut offs.”

In response, the Smoky Crossing complex told local outlet WATE in a statement, “Smoky Crossing is a welcoming family community. Multiple residents within our community complained and expressed concerns regarding ’ swimwear.”

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Smoky Crossing said that Jenkins was only asked to “wrap a towel around herself when she was walking around the pool” and “never asked to leave.”

“In addition, our leasing agent did not state that Ms. Jenkins swimwear would excite teenage boys,” the statement said. “Ms. Jenkins and Mr. Newman are valued members of our community. However, we feel it is inappropriate to equate requesting Ms. Jenkins to cover up with sexual harassment or rape culture. Smoky Crossing denounces harassment in all forms.”

from PEOPLE.com http://people.com/bodies/woman-kicked-out-of-pool-for-one-piece-suit/

Woman Behind All Those Pink Pussyhats at Women’s March Has a New Craft For Welcoming Immigrants

The Women’s Marches and their activism-by-the-millions may be over (for now), but for Jayna Zweiman, the craft-ivism is just beginning.

Zweiman is the founder of the Pussyhat Project, the initiative that produced those hand-knit cat-eared pink hats you saw on millions of women’s heads across the globe during the Women’s Marches in January.

What started as a crafting project caught fire, with the handmade hats—off all shapes, sizes and shades of pink as women traded patterns and instructions or improvised their own—symbolizing the resistance to President Trump’s agenda on women’s issues that first ignited the Women’s Marches.

Now, Zweiman hopes to do the same for another cause: immigration reform.

Her latest project, called Welcome Blanket, calls on crafters to knit blankets for families just arriving in the United States. Each blanket will include a note from the knitter, telling their own family’s story of how they arrived in the United States. And if the giver choooses, they can include their contact information, so the recipient family can be in touch.

“If you knit a blanket, you can share a piece of yourself, through a note, to someone else,” Zweiman told PEOPLE. “So, it really lends itself towards people saying how they’re thinking, how they’re feeling and what they would want to say to someone who just came to this country, who they might never meet, and they would have the opportunity to say that.”

The idea came to Zweiman when the border wall was first formally proposed once President Trump was in office. She couldn’t stop thinking about the material that would be used to build the barrier: 2,000 miles of concrete.

“This is 2,000 miles of concrete. This could be used to house homeless, fix our crumbling infrastructure, fix schools,” she said.

And the topic of immigration hit especially close to home for Zweiman, the granddaughter of immigrants on both sides of her family.

“My grandparents sought opportunity, safety, and freedom here in the United States,” she says. “They laid the foundation for my family in this country through hard work, integrity, and kindness. I see my grandparents in the people who, at this very moment, are trying to come to the United States. I want to welcome them with the same opportunity, safety, and freedom my grandparents hoped for.”

So, says Zweiman, she wanted to shift the conversation “from something that is exclusionary to something that’s inclusionary.”

And the Welcome Blanket was born. The same knitter — Kat Coyle of The Little Knittery — who designed the pattern for the Pussyhat designed the blanket pattern. Both were crafted with a similar goal in mind: Pick something that’s easy enough for a beginner knitter to pick up needles and get to work.

Zweiman says she also liked the symbolism of a blanket as something that’s warm and welcoming.

“A welcome blanket is often to welcome a new person to the world,” Zweiman says. “A person who comes to the United States as an immigrant, is an adult. No question there. But it is coming to a new life, a new culture and it is a way of welcoming someone to a new world as well. It’s been made by hand. It’s almost like giving someone a hug, in an abstract way.”

Before the blankets are handed out, they’ll be on display. An exhibit of the blankets and the knitter’s accompanying notes will open at the University of Chicago’s Smart Museum of Art on July 18, and will run until December 17. Afterwards, both the blankets and notes will be given to refugees and immigrants.

In total, Zweiman’s crew hope to create 3,200 blankets to start, the number necessary to physically cover 2,000 miles in blankets total — the same length as the proposed wall.

And in this politically divisive time, Zweiman says she hopes the project will spark some kindness towards others, and openness to opposing viewpoints.

“Even with people who are politically different from me, I think listening to each other can be very productive,” she says. “I really tried to think about this project and design it to bring in more people to the table who don’t necessarily think the same way on all topics as I do, but do think new people coming to this country are needing a kind welcome and appreciation.”

Through both Welcome Blanket and the Pussyhat Project, Zweiman says she’s been able to meet all sorts of people—like-minded and not—who care about unity and inclusion.

“My politics are really about treating people with dignity and respect and so I’m putting my efforts towards trying to create that,” she says. “In my efforts to do that, I’ve been very lucky in creating projects like these. I’ve been exposed to really fantastic, wonderful people. I don’t care where they come from. I am really inspired by people who have taken to making sure their voices are heard and for trying to bring people together instead of separate them.”

from PEOPLE.com http://people.com/politics/pussyhat-project-founder-jayna-zweiman-welcome-blanket-interview/

Former MLB Player Keith Lockhart’s Teen Son on Life Support After Being Hit by a Baseball

Former Atlanta Braves player Keith Lockhart’s teenage son is battling for his life after being hit in the face with a baseball during a tournament game last week, multiple outlets report.

Lockhart’s son, 15-year-old Jason Lockhart, was playing in a South Carolina baseball tournament on June 17 when he was hit by a ball as he crossed home plate, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The catcher was throwing the ball to the pitcher when it broke Jason’s nose.

Initially, Jason was treated with stitches, but during a doctor’s appointment two days later his fractured nose began to bleed uncontrollably, revealing that there was also a tear in his artery. Jason then underwent surgery to repair the laceration and reset his nose.

On Wednesday of last week, however, Jason was placed on a ventilator in the Intensive Care Unit of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite Hospital because of continued bleeding, his sister Sydney Lockhart – who has been regularly sharing updates on social media – wrote.

By the end of the week, Sydney wrote that Jason was placed on life support as doctors attempted to manage his bleeding.

“He has had a few more bleeds since last nights procedure, so they are now trying to sedate him to a paralytic level so he won’t cough or move,” she wrote. “If the bleeding continues they will have to take him to the operating room once more to try to find the source of the bleeding.”

On Sunday, Jason underwent surgery to do an endovascular embolization, cutting off the blood supply of the two areas determined to be feeding the locations where the teen was bleeding most heavily. Jason was meant to return to surgery on Monday to have his nose repacked, but it was rescheduled because, “ body responding a bit slower than anticipated,” said Sydney.

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He was then taken in for another surgery on Tuesday. Ahead of that procedure, Sydney wrote, “What seems like a simple surgery today has become a massive ball of complications. Some blood in his lungs, a fever, bleeding.. it is all so overwhelming.”

Throughout the entire ordeal, the Lockharts have expressed gratitude for words of support and prayer from fans.

Speaking to local outlet 11 Alive on Sunday, Sydney said, “He is going to be okay we just don’t really know when. It’s been crazy. We are surrounded by so many people and we are feeling the prayers.”

The Lockhart family did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for additional comment.

from PEOPLE.com http://people.com/sports/keith-lockhart-son-life-support-baseball-injury/

Mom Diagnosed with Cancer the Same Day Husband Dies Speaks Out: ‘My Biggest Fear Is Not Being There for My Kids’

In the midst of raw grief, Tessie Sylvester was on the phone with a funeral director just hours after her husband John died from ALS, when her doctor called to give her devastating results from a recent biopsy.

“I clicked over and that’s when the doctor said that it was cancer and that we needed to get going with treatment,” the 36-year-old dentist and mom of two tells PEOPLE. “I sat there with for a second just crying. Then my parents came over and I think I just went into shock. I cried and screamed for a little bit. Mostly, I was just so scared of what was going to happen to my little boys.”

Fear and Hope

Since that devastating day on June 16, Sylvester, who lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has learned she has adenocarcinoma, a type of cancer that may affect various organs. Doctors discovered that Sylvester has a cancerous tumor on her liver. In the wake of her diagnosis, she says she can only think about how to move forward for her 6-year-old son, Gus, and 5-year-old son, Freddy.

“My biggest fear is not being there for my kids,” she says. “If I didn’t have them — if it was just me — I don’t think I would be nearly as scared.”

“I have to have hope that it’s going to be okay,” says the devoted mom, who begins chemotherapy on Tuesday. “I know my boys and I don’t think they’ll care about me losing my hair as long as I’m there at the end of the day.”

Sylvester — who discovered her cancer after routine blood work came back abnormal — hasn’t told her kids about her diagnosis yet and can’t fathom how they’ll handle it.

“I’m going to wait until after the treatment and see how my body reacts and what to expect from that,” she says. “I had my hair cut really short to try and ease them into me losing my hair.”

Later this week, she’ll try to reassure them that “mommy is getting medicine from doctors to try and help,” but it’s something they’ve been told before.

“They never understood why the doctors couldn’t help daddy,” she says of her husband, who was diagnosed with ALS in 2010. “Hopefully, I will reassure them, but even with John, my biggest thing was that I never wanted them to carry that burden. I just want them to be kids. Telling them is very daunting.”

One Day at a Time

Sylvester, who met her late husband when they both coached a youth soccer league in 2002, has had little time to grieve as she fights for her own life.

“When I go in for these scans you have to lay really still for a long time, so that’s when I’ve laid and just talked to John and cried,” she says.

Her five siblings and parents — all of whom live close by — have stepped up to help in any way they can.

“They have all stopped what they’re doing and are picking up what I can’t,” she says. “The public and strangers have been amazing as well.”

A GoFundMe page that was started to help with her treatment and time off from work has raised over $180,000.

“It’s not just the donations, but the people who comment and tell me stories of survivorship and send me their prayers,” she says. “It’s overwhelming and humbling.”

from PEOPLE.com http://people.com/human-interest/mom-diagnosed-cancer-day-husband-dies-als/

The Next Goop? Lindsay Lohan Launches Lifestyle Site: ‘I Am in a Period of Renewal’

Lindsay Lohan is Goop-ing up her life.

Much like Gwyneth Paltrow before her, who has become a lifestyle guru through her high-profile site, the actress announced on her social media Tuesday that she is launching a new “Preemium” site aimed to give fans unparalleled access to her life, beauty secrets and lifestyle tips — all for a $2.99 monthly subscription.

“I am in a period of renewal and that’s why I deleted all my posts from Instagram,” she explained on her first post to the site, while telling fans on Twitter to “come see what I’m really up to.”

Lohan outlined what fans can expect from the site, saying they’ll get access to “personal diaries, video updates, exclusive personal photos, breaking news, fashion and beauty tutorials, shopping guides, behind the scenes content and much more.”

 

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She’s already shared behind-the-scenes looks at recent photo shoots, including videos from a subway shoot with a male model. Lohan also shared more pictures from her recent trip to Turkey.

from PEOPLE.com http://people.com/movies/lindsay-lohan-launches-lifestyle-site/