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Body washes up on Venice Beach where former WWE Star Shad Gaspard was swept out to sea

Body washes up on Venice beach where former WWE wrestler Shad Gaspard went missing

A body has washed up on Venice Beach, where former WWE star Shad Gaspard was swept out to sea by a riptide over the weekend.

Video taken at the scene early Wednesday morning shows authorities from the Los Angeles Fire Department and Los Angeles Police Department surrounding a lifeless body.

The coroner and a woman resembling Gaspard’s wife, Siliana Gaspard, were also seen leaving the location.

Gaspard, 39, was swimming at Marina Del Rey Beach with his 10-year-old son when they caught in a riptide, according to reports. Lifeguards were able to save the boy but not Gaspard, who police said was overcome by a wave.

Divers have been searching for Gaspard since, while his family has remained hopeful,calling him “a fighter, a warrior and a magical soul.”

Beaches in Los Angeles County reopened to swimmers and surfers last week.

The LAPD didn’t immediately return a message.

Obama giving commencement speech to 2020 class Saturday night; LeBron James to host

The special event, set to air on all major networks, follows an earlier commencement speech in which he slammed President Donald Trump’s administration for its response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Former President Barack Obama will give a virtual commencement address to graduating high school seniors across the country Saturday night during a televised event hosted by NBA star LeBron James.

It is part of a special called “Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020” that will also include appearances by numerous musical stars, celebrities and athletes, including the Jonas Brothers, Megan Rapinoe, Pharrell Williams, Maren Morris and Malala Yousafzai.

“These students have worked incredibly hard for this and there’s no way we can let that go unrecognized,” James said in a statement. “While this won’t be the graduation experience they were supposed to get, we hope we can still give them something special because they deserve it.”

Miley Cyrus, Cardi B, Oprah & More Celebs Celebrate Class of 2020

From Selena Gomez’s reassuring message to Kristen Bell’s heartfelt hoorah, celebrities give this year’s graduates shout-outs in a virtual ceremony. 

Fred Willard, ‘Best in Show’ and ‘A Mighty Wind’ Actor, Dead at 86

(Rolling Stone) Prolific comic actor and master of mockumentaries starred in Modern Family and Everybody Loves Raymond alongside Waiting for Guffman and This Is Spinal Tap

Fred Willard, the prolific and beloved comic actor and master of the mockumentary genre who stood out in ensemble comedies like Best in Show, For Your Consideration and This Is Spinal Tap, died Friday at the age of 86.

Willard’s rep Glenn Schwartz confirmed his death to Rolling Stone, adding that the cause of death was natural causes. Willard’s daughter Hope Mulbarger said in a statement, “My father passed away very peacefully last night at the fantastic age of 86 years old. He kept moving, working and making us happy until the very end. We loved him so very much! We will miss him forever.”

Jamie Lee Curtis, wife of Willard’s longtime director Christopher Guest, first shared news of the actor’s death. “How lucky that we all got to enjoy Fred Willard’s gifts,” Curtis tweeted. “He is with his missed Mary now. Thanks for the deep belly laughs Mr. Willard.” Willard’s wife of 40 years, Mary, died in 2018.

“A four-time Emmy nominee radiated a unique charm that established him as one of our generation’s most gifted comic actors,” Willard’s rep wrote in a tribute. “A master of sketch comedy, Fred was most heralded for his quick wit and improvisational expertise, which he demonstrated in hundreds of appearances on stage, on the big screen, and on a wide range of television shows.”

As Promised Nick Cannon Delivers On Dr. Sebi Film…Drops Trailer for “Strong Enemies”

(Revolt TV) On the one-year anniversary of Nipsey Hussle’s death, Nick Cannon has dropped the trailer for his highly-anticipated documentary Strong Enemies: The Untold Case of DrSebi. Before Hussle’s untimely death last March, he was working on a documentary about DrSebi’strial and how he could cure AIDS.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Surprises Oakland School Officials With $10 Million Donation

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey stunned Oakland schools and city leaders Friday with a $10 million donation to a campaign aimed at providing computers and Internet access to all students in the Oakland Unified School District.

On a Twitter post, Dorsey said: “$10mm to give EVERY single child in Oakland access to a laptop and Internet in their homes, closing the digital divide.”ADVERTISING

Dorsey’s donation came after a group of city officials including Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and district Superintendent Kyla Johnson-Trammel held an online news conference announcing the effort. Schaaf posted a clip of the meeting on her Twitter page, prompting the response from Dorsey.

The city, district, Oakland Public Education Fund and the nonprofit organization Tech Exchange launched the campaign to raise $12.5 million, which Schaaf has said would ensure all of the district’s 50,000 students have internet access for online classes and studying.

“Wow,” Schaaf said in a Twitter post responding to Dorsey. “Thank you @jack and all those joining us on the mission to close Oakland’s digital divide for good.”

The fundraising campaign was spurred by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic forcing students to learn and participate in class while at home. At the outset of the pandemic, roughly half of the district’s 50,000 students lacked Internet access.

The district has since loaned more than 18,000 Google Chromebooks from its school inventories to students across the city, but some 5,000
students and their families still lack proper Internet access and computer technology.

The campaign announced Thursday had raised $2 million of a $2.5 million goal that would allow the district and the city to furnish all
students in the district with internet access and computers through the end of the school year.

“The internet should be a public utility like water, power and even the freeway system, for all of us to use,” Johnson-Trammel said
Thursday. “Until we have universal broadband in this country, we need to do all we can to make the Internet available to our students.”

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