Freddie Prinze Jr says he was ‘so angry’ to be asked to take pay cut for Scooby-Doo sequel so costars could get raise

Freddie Prinze Jr was left feeling “so angry” when he was asked to take a pay cut for Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed in order for his costars to receive a raise.Prinze Jr starred as Fred in the two early-Noughties Scooby-Doo live-action adaptations alongside his wife Sarah Michelle Gellar (Daphne), Linda Cardellini (Velma), and Matthew Lillard (Shaggy).In a recent interview with Esquire, Prinze Jr explained why he was so upset over being asked to reduce his salary in the sequel.“I remember thinking, ‘Hold up, who’s giving them the raise? Me or y’all?’ Like we made you guys three-quarters of a...
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Boy was not the same after being found in eerie forest

This story's before and after image is horrifying. Three-year-old Ryker Webb was playing in his front yard a few months ago when he made the decision to travel into the woods on an adventure. Just so happened, his dad had gone inside the house to get something at that particular moment, and when he came back outside a few minutes later, Ryker had vanished entirely.
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Housemate who survived Idaho University murders gets tattoo in tribute of victims

The surviving roommate of the four University of Idaho murder victims has gotten a tattoo in their honour. As tributes continue to pour in for Xana Kernodle, Ethan Chapin, Kaylee Goncalves, and Madison Mogen more than ten days after they were stabbed to death, their roommate has chosen to immortalize their legacy on her skin, The Sun reports. On Tuesday, the survivor posted a picture of her ink featuring angel wings and the victims’ initials — MKXE — on VSCO. The wings are reminiscent of a tattoo Mogen also had on the back of her arm. The Independent has...
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Parents under fire after child filmed ‘running wild’ on flight

The parents of a little girl who was filmed jumping on the tray table of an airline seat — and repeatedly bouncing the passenger on the other side — have taken heat on social media for allowing the incident to take place.In the footage, which was shared to social media sites including Reddit and Twitter, a little girl, likely three or four years old, can be seen jumping on an unlatched tray table during a flight.She jumps repeatedly on the table while a male passenger on the other side of the seat bounces along, apparently trying to ignore the annoyance...

Walmart gunman Andre Bing had ‘kill list’ of colleagues at Chesapeake store, says report

Walmart shooting suspect Andre Bing made a “kill list” of colleagues at the store in Chesapeake, Virginia, before carrying out Tuesday’s horror attack, according to a report.A printed list of names of employees, their shift hours, their departments and their work duties was discovered in the trash outside the gunman’s home on Thursday, reported list included the names of some of the victims circled in pen, including 22-year-old Tyneka Johnson who died in the massacre.Also circled on the list was Jalon Jones, one of the victims who was shot but survived.The other five victims killed in Tuesday night’s...

Letter to the Editor: Veteran thankful for Scouts’ gesture

My unexpected and greatly appreciated act of kindness this Thanksgiving was the gift of an Out Post Farm apple pie from the Troop 11 Scouts. The woman who delivered the pie stated that the Scouts raised money and wanted to share a pie with veterans and seniors. The Scouts in Hopkinton do a wonderful service in supporting veterans’ activities each Memorial Day and Veterans Day. I know that Scouting was an important part of the raising of my daughters in Hopkinton. I am thankful that the current generation is having this Scouting experience and for all the Scout leaders who give of their time to instill good values in our youth.

‘Humanitarian crisis’: One million young families face fuel poverty in 2023

Over one million young families in England will be in fuel poverty by spring, according to new figures shared with The Independent.The number of families with children under five who are living in fuel poverty will rise from 860,000 to 1,050,000 when changes announced in the autumn Budget kick in from April, the End Fuel Poverty Coalition of charities has estimated.Gas and electricity bills are set to soar again after the chancellor Jeremy Hunt revealed that the energy price guarantee would rise on 1 April, pushing up average annual costs from £2,100 to £3,000.The coalition, whose members include Save the...

Olivia Colman backs The Independent’s Christmas appeal as donations hit £2m in four days

Our Christmas campaign to help people struggling under the burden of the rising cost of living soared past the £2m mark today, thanks to £100,000 donations from both British Airways and eBay. On the Breadline, our joint campaign with sister title the Evening Standard and in partnership with Comic Relief, also received support from Hollywood and TV stars Olivia Colman and David Tennant, who appealed to readers to “ease the pressure on families who don’t know where to turn”. Ms Colman said: “If you are looking for a way to help ease the enormous burden and pressure facing...

Baypath Adoptable Animal of the Week: Luna

Each week, the Independent highlights an animal available for adoption at Baypath Humane Society in Hopkinton. This week’s adoptable animal is Luna. “Gorgeous Luna traveled to us all the way from Florida after being found 20 feet down in a ravine. This survivor is finally ready to find a comfy, loving home to call her own!

Fifa says rainbow colours now allowed in Qatar after flags confiscated

World Cup federations have been told by Fifa that the rainbow flag will “not be prohibited” at stadiums for the next round of games, and that Qatar have now given the governing body assurances on the issue after a series of incidents that culminated in the team captains of seven Uefa federations not wearing the OneLove armband.The colours have become one of the tense moments of the tournament, as so many players, officials and fans want to make a gesture of solidarity towards the LGBTQ+ community over Qatar’s laws and culture around homosexuality. Some supporters and media have had...

Palacios-Apatang wins gubernatorial runoff

The Independent ticket of Lt. Gov. Arnold I. Palacios and Saipan Mayor David M. Apatang won the gubernatorial runoff election with a comfortable margin, securing the majority of the ballots cast in all the precincts on Saipan and Rota to garner a total of 7,077 or 54.05% of the votes. Receiving 6,017 or 45.95% of the votes cast, the Republican ticket of Gov. Ralph DLG Torres and running mate Senate Floor Leader Vinnie F. Sablan won on Tinian where only 165 cast their ballots compared to 444 on Nov. 8. Palacios and Apatang, who are former Republicans, will be the CNMI’s first Independent governor and lt. governor. More details to follow.

Taliban Thrashes 12 People In Afghanistan’s Stadium For ‘Moral Crimes’

Taliban in Afghanistan has thrashed at least 12 people in a football stadium this week for committing “moral crimes”. Among the victims were three women thrashed in front of a huge number of witnesses in Afghanistan’s Logar, the British online newspaper Independent reported. The charges that the...

Former British soldier guilty of manslaughter of Aidan McAnespie

A former British soldier has been found guilty of the manslaughter of a man at an army checkpoint in Co Tyrone more than 30 years ago. David Jonathan Holden (53) had been trial at Belfast Crown Court accused of the manslaughter of Aidan McAnespie in February 1988. Mr McAnespie (23)...

Defection is passe, jumping into fray as Independent is the new game plan

Defection is passe, jumping into fray as Independent is the new game plan. VADODARA: With polls around the corner, defection is a common occurrence in political parties. But switching gears to join camps of Independent candidates is a new game plan in this assembly election. Vadodara district is in the...