Joe Exotic said kill her and do it soon. The “gay, gun-toting cowboy with a mullet,” as he liked to call himself, stood on the front porch of his Oklahoma zoo around midnight, speaking to the man he’d decided would kill his arch-rival. He proposed $5,000 upfront and a few thousand more after the deed, to be financed by selling off a rare lion-tiger hybrid—not a difficult task for North America’s most notorious big-cat breeder. It was October 2017 and Joe was desperate. The animal kingdom he’d created over two decades, home to one of the world’s largest collections of big cats, now belonged to a belligerent former business partner. His White House run ended in comic failure. Critics and animal welfare groups claimed Joe ran a shabby “roadside zoo” of daily abuse, cruelty, and illegal trafficking. Carole Baskin, a big cat sanctuary-owner from Tampa, Florida, had won a million-dollar lawsuit against him. She hunted his wealth ever … [Read more...] about Joe Exotic Built a Wild Kingdom. He Was the Top Predator.
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Chart-topping bands, bikini clad girls, muscle-bound boys, celeb spotting and oh so many photo ops in the Colorado desert, Coachella is the kind of festival Instagrammers dream about. But according to one famous visitor, the plethora of social media snap shots of the weekend don't quite compare to the 'grim' reality of actually being there. After attending the festival for the first time, Love Island's Montana Brown launched into an incredible rant about her personal experience as Ariana Grande brought the event to a close. From the smell of gerbils to paying over the odds for chips, Montana had this to say... "Coachella. WOW...can I just say for all you out there wondering whether to save up the dollar bills and buy a ticket to Coachella I need to address some things...YES I took some nice pics and the acts were AMAZING.... "But I also had blisters from my shoes, you have to walk like an hour from the Uber drop off to the festival itself, it smelt like gerbils and I bought some … [Read more...] about Montana Brown says Coachella ‘stank of gerbils’ in incredible rant
There were moments of panic at the Coachella music festival in California when a fire broke out after the first night of performances. Footage posted online shows flames ripping through a shower block in a campground where hundreds of revellers are staying for the weekend. One camper ran out wearing only a towel and eexplosions were heard as the fire spread, witnesses wrote on Twitter. Security guards shouted at people to flee the area as the blaze burned out of control close to the festival entrance. A camper tweeted video of flames shooting into the air with the caption: "Coachella just turned into a FIRE FEST. The showers just exploded!!" Are you at Coachella? Email [email protected] Another camper wrote: "Showers at Coachella campground caught on fire... 'everybody out of the showers now!' - someone in their towel running out." And one user tweeted: "I was waiting in line tryna shower at Coachella & it exploded & caught on fire right in front of me. Car camping sucks." … [Read more...] about Fire breaks out at Coachella music festival as revellers urged to flee
Music festivals encapsulate the best and worst of summer. To do the festival circuit right is to lean into all of its intensity. If you want to have the weekend of a lifetime, you best believe you will, even if that means waiting in line for a Porta Potty while a teenager next to you is chugging vodka out of a crinkled plastic water bottle. The festivals this year are as diverse as the lineups. Want to suntan while watching Cardi B dominate the stage? Head to Hangout Fest. Looking to mingle with the best of Black Hollywood? Essence Fest in New Orleans is your spot. And if you’re an A Star is Born stan, there’s no way you can miss Stagecoach where Jackson Maine once performed. COACHELLA Dates: April 12-14 and April 19-21 Location: Indio, CA Headliners: Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino, Tame Impala Does possibly new bi queen Ariana Grande headlining Coachella negate the festival’s notoriously anti-LGBT owner? No, absolutely not. But that won’t stop … [Read more...] about Avoid the Next Ultra: Your Ticket to This Summer’s Hottest Music Festivals
Eminem and The Killers may be the ones performing on a massive stage for tens of thousands of fans this weekend — but they’re not the stars of Bonnaroo. It’s their audience. The heart, soul and secret weapon of the Manchester, Tenn. music festival lies in the unusually passionate fans who attend. On a good year, up to 80,000 music lovers pay for the privilege to camp on a hot Tennessee farm for four days and nights, and they’re determined to have the time of their life. Now Bonnaroo is truly making those diehards a part of the show. Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Bonnaroo 2018: Fans converge on the farm on Day 1 of music festival Fullscreen Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Lauren Witt from Nashville, arms up against foam and bubbles at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn., on Thursday, June 7, 2018. Brianna Paciorka / knoxnews.com Fullscreen Buy Photo Hayley … [Read more...] about Bonnaroo is turning its campgrounds into a non-stop party. But why now?