Flying in an airplane is rarely fun. But sometimes, it can be downright unbearable.
While most people would consider sitting near a bad-smelling passenger to be bad enough, unpleasant body odor isn’t usually enough to land a plane.
But that is just what happened here, as one person’s foul odor was enough to sicken others and force the plane to land.
Transavia may sound like the name of an all-naturla sugar substitute, but it is a Dutch budget airline.
Unfortunately, one Transavia flight from the Spanish island of Gran Canaria, a fairly common vacation destination in Europe, was besieged by a foul odor.
Reportedly, passengers complained of an “unbearable” smell, which they blamed upon an “unwashed” man onboard.
The alleged olfactory assault was so severe that some passengers reportedly became ill.
Once the flight took off from the Las Palmas airport, some people’s reactions were so severe that they were fainting or vomiting.
One Belgian passenger named Piet van Haut reported that:
“It was a huge stench.”
It certainly sounds like it.
“The man was sitting on the last row of the plane.”
Nonetheless, it sounds like many passengers were impacted.
“And it smelled like he hadn’t washed for weeks.”
Apparently, after several passengers grew ill from the relentless assault upon their senses, airline staff asked the man to confine himself to the bathroom.
That was not enough to mitigate the damage, unfortunately.
The plane was headed for Amsterdam in the Netherlands, but had to make an emergency stop in Portugal, at Faro Airport.
It was then that the man was ushered off of the plane.
He was then placed on a bus by medical personnel.
In a statement from Transavia, it was said that the emergency stop was made for “medical” reasons.
Many people immediately wondered if perhaps the odor arose from something other than poor hygiene. Perhaps this poor man was suffering an illness that created a powerful and noxious body odor.
Diabetes, thyroid issues, and dysfunction in the kidneys or liver can lead to different and unpleasant body odor that can be difficult to mask.
There is another medical possibility: a mutation known as trimethylaminuria.
Trimethylamine is the chemical compound responsible for giving fish their “fishy odor.”
People with trimethylaminuria, which is extremely rare, are unable to break down that compound. This causes it to build up in their systems.
We don’t know what kind of bad smell drove these passengers to their limits. If what they were smelling was similar to fish emulsion, this could be the answer.
But obviously, we don’t know.
Sometimes, people don’t smell too bad even when they smell a little “ripe.” But please, no matter your personal opinion, tell someone if they are about to go fly somewhere and their body odor is in any way detectable.
We feel so sorry for this poor man and for his fellow passengers.
None of them asked for this to happen.
And honestly? We feel sorry for Transavia. A lot of airlines get bad press, but it sounds like Transavia did all of the right things, here.
There are so many ways to ruin someone’s flight. Let’s all try to avoid being at fault.
Kanye West should just go ahead and pose naked at this point.
Are we dying to see the rapper’s most private of parts? No.
But if the artist is looking to make headlines and garner attention, he’d be far better served at this point to just follow the lead of wife Kim Kardashian…
… as opposed to doing all the nauseating nonsense he’s been doing for the last several weeks.
It all started shortly after West confirmed he had a pair of albums coming out this summer.
From there, he returned to Twitter and rambled on and on about making America great again, while making his affectionfor President Donald Trump well known to all.
Then, he said black people chose to be slaves.
We figured this was the lowest point to which Kanye could sink, and some may understandably argue that is remains the case.
However, such an asinine comment was not personal in the way his latest actions are personal.
To what are we referring?
West actually went ahead recently and paid $ 85,000 for a photo that depicted Whitney Houston’s bathroom on the day she died of a drug overdose.
(The iconic singer’s body was found in the bathtub of her hotel room on February 11, 2012.)
The disturbing snapshot features a sink and vanity area covered in drug-covered spoons and drug paraphernalia.
Why would Kanye want this haunting image?
Because he used it as the cover photo for for Pusha T’s album “DAYTONA.”
Houston’s cousin, Damon Elliott, certainly thinks so.
“To do something for a publicity stunt to sell records, it’s absolutely disgusting,” Elliott tells People Magazine of the photo, adding:
“It hurt my family and my daughter. It’s petty. It’s tacky.”
Yeah. We can easily see why.
Elliott actually worked with Kanye on a Keyshia Cole track and said he was stunned to learn the musician made this decision.
“I’ve watched the train wreck happening, but I didn’t think he’d go this far in invading someone’s family privacy,” says Elliott, referencing West’s recent rants and raves on social media.
Elliott wants West to apologize and to replace the inappropriate album cover.
And if Kanye ever calls and the two can chat? What would Whitney’s cousin say?
What were you thinking? Did you think this through? And if you did, why did you do this?
Because you’re hurting people. It knocked the wind out of me last night. When someone passes, you try to mourn and move on and remember the good times.
Amen. And… obvious, right?
To everyone except Kanye West.
A former CNBC producer died after his e-cigarette exploded, penetrated his brain, and set a fire in his bedroom that left 45% of his body covered in burns.
According to a FEMA report, Tallmadge Wakeman D’Elia (above, insert) was killed on May 5 in his St. Petersburg, Florida bedroom.
The autopsy states that the Smok-E Mountain Mech Works vape pen he was using, an unregulated device reportedly made in the Philippines, sparked a fire when it exploded and also made a “projectile wound” in the 38-year-old’s skull.
It’s still unclear what caused the pen to explode, but E-cig and vape explosions are unfortunately not common, according to a recent FEMA report. When they do occur, the design of the devices causes them to behave like “flaming rockets.”
The medical examiner says D’Elia’s cause of death is “accidental.” It is the first death in the USA to be caused by a vaping pen.[Image via ABC 13/Twitter.]
The Kentucky Derby was held at Churchill Downs over the weekend, and as usual, many of Hollywood’s best and brightest made the trip to Louisville.
For most of the celebrity attendees, the Derby was just one of many high-profile red carpet events on their calendar for 2018, but for one famous name, this is the social highlight of the year:
The family of Anna Nicole Smith’s daughter, Dannielynn Birkhead, generally tries to keep the 11-year-old out of the spotlight as much as possible.
But on the first Saturday of every May, equestrian enthusiast Dannielynn dresses to the nines and steps out with her father, Larry Birkhead.
Larry tweeted the above photo on Saturday along with the following caption:
“Celebrating the Kentucky Derby with Dannielynn,” he wrote.
“Rain won’t spoil our awesome Derby day! #halfwaycooldad.”
Birkhead also shared the above photo from a Derby after-party, noting that there’s a special poignancy to the event:
“Dannielynn before she raided the dessert room at the Barnstable-Brown Party where I met her Mom in 2003,” Larry captioned the pic, adding the hashtags:
Though her mother died of a drug overdose when Dannielynn was just 5 months, she and her father often pay tribute to Anna Nicole, so as to ensure that the young girl always feels a connection to the late model.
In February of 2016, Larry memorably shared a letter that Dannielynn had written him during a candid 20/20 interview:
“Ever since my mother’s death, a friend of hers said she would send me pretty butterflies,” Dannielynn wrote.
“So, butterflies chase me everywhere and I let the butterfly come out of my pencil and fly on my paper with its wings of love.”
In the past, Larry has been accused of exploiting Anna Nicole’s death to boost his public profile, but these days, it seems he’s devoting most of his time and attention to his daughter.
Despite her often tumultuous upbringing, Dannielynn seems remarkable well-adjusted, and those who know the girl say she shares her mother’s ability to light up a room.
Here’s hoping Larry continues to mostly keep Dannielynn from the spotlight, for her sake.
Though some wild rumors are floating around, the claim that Kris Jenner is making Tristan Thompson pay for his cheating has yet to be confirmed.
In public, at least, her words are all about Khloe and how extraordinary she is being on her journey as a new mother.
In the video below, Kris even admits that she gets choked up thinking about it.
When Ellen delicately broaches the subject of Tristan Thompson's cheating scandal.
"Pretty unexpected, but Khloe is amazing."
Though Tristan was caught cheating with multiple women and it all came out the day before Khloe went into labor, Kris deflects to Khloe's strength.
"I’m so proud of that kid. I get choked up because she’s such a good mom."
Judge for yourself whether or not Kris is actually getting choked up in the video below.
"Honestly, I get so emotional."
We're not going to question that (because I admire Kris but also she terrifies me).
Kris talks about her very recent visit to Khloe in Cleveland.
"It was snowing, and she was nestled in in the nursery [with] the baby and she’s just concentrating on that."
Remember last week, when there was still cold weather and people were complaining? Well, now everywhere feels like an oven.
Kris describes Khloe's maternal manner.
"Just being a mom, her baby."
Khloe, of course, is not the only one of Kris' daughters to have welcomed a baby girl this year.
"That’s what her sisters are doing as well."
Kris talks about Khloe's current mood.
"She’s so excited about motherhood."
Kris does, however, reveal that Khloe has encountered a major problem.
She says that Khloe is "trying to get the nursing thing down, which is a little tricky."
Nursing is not as easy as a lot of people make it look. Sometimes, the baby has trouble latching or the mother has trouble lactating. There's a lot involved.
"She’s figuring it out just one day at a time."
But Kris has nothing but good things to say for Khloe's mothering.
"And she’s just the best mom already."
Naturally, Kris is over the moon about her youngest grandchild.
"And that baby is so cute, little True."
Ellen asked if Kris and the others are conspiring to avenge Khloe, but Kris says:
"I think we do what we always do and that’s spring into action with love."
Possible translation: Kris certainly isn't going to talk about her elaborate, Bond-villain level plot to exact justice in public.
"We all hopped on a plane and flew to Cleveland, ‘cause that’s what we know to do."
Some people scatter when there's trouble. The Kardashian clan always rallies.
"I’m there to support my kids no matter what happens."
That's why she's the momager.
"I just do the best I can just like anybody else would for their family."
She points out that her family, in addition to having more resources than most, also just has more people.
"There’s a lot of us."
She then makes a major understatement:
"We all get together and we do things together and we’re a force to be reckoned with."
Kris says that she and her family arrived just in time.
"She gave birth within hours after us arriving, it was crazy."
They knew in advance, so she says that they would have been on their way even if it hadn't been for Tristan's scandal.
"It was very exciting, though, at the same time. It was all simultaneously happening."
Khloe was already in labor while they were on the plane.
"We knew she was going to have the baby within the week. I brought the doctor. I had the doctor on the plane and nurse practitioner."
Yes, they dragged a doctor across the country. That's what it's like when you're rich. Also, can you imagine saying no to Kris Jenner? I can't.
"We were calling from the plane, like, ‘What’s going on?’ They were like, ‘She just got her epidural!’ And we were like, ‘What!’"
But they did make it in time to welcome little True into the world. Adorable.
Here is the video, where Kris says all of this and much more:
Kim Jong Un Makes Historic Walk Across North Korean Border to Meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in
(GOYANG, South Korea) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un set off Friday from his stronghold in the capital of Pyongyang for the border with South Korea, which he’ll walk across for historic face-to-face talks with his rival, South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Their discussions will focus overwhelmingly on whether the North can be persuaded to give up its nuclear bombs.
The leaders, who seemed on the verge of war months ago, will take a pleasant walk, plant a commemorative tree, inspect an honor guard and belly-up to a lavish banquet.
What’s less clear is whether they can make any progress in closed-door talks on the nuclear issue, which has bedeviled U.S. and South Korean officials for decades. North Korea last year unleashed a torrent of weapons tests that many experts believe put it on the threshold of becoming a legitimate nuclear power. North Korea claims it already is.
Kim’s news agency said that the leader would “open-heartedly” discuss with Moon “all the issues arising in improving inter-Korean relations and achieving peace, prosperity and reunification of the Korean Peninsula” in a “historic” summit.
It’s the first time one of the ruling Kim leaders has crossed over to the southern side of the Demilitarized Zone since the Korean War ended in 1953.
Moon was smiling as he departed the Blue House presidential mansion, greeting a crowd of hundreds gathered to wish him well, before taking the 52 kilometers (30 miles) drive to the border.
Friday’s summit will be the clearest sign yet of whether it’s possible to peacefully negotiate away North Korea’s nuclear weapons after the country spent decades doggedly building bombs despite crippling sanctions and near-constant international opprobrium.
Expectations are generally low, given that past so-called breakthroughs on North Korea’s weapons have collapsed amid acrimonious charges of cheating and bad faith. Skeptics of engagement have long said the North uses the interminable rounds of diplomacy to ease the pain of sanctions and allow time to perfect its weapons while winning aid for denuclearization promises it never fulfills.
Advocates of engagement say the only way forward is to do what the Koreas will try Friday: Sit together and see what’s possible.
Moon, a liberal whose election last year ended a decade of conservative rule in Seoul, will be looking to make some headway on the North’s nuclear program in advance of a planned summit in several weeks between Kim and U.S. President Donald Trump.
Kim, the third member of his family to rule his nation with absolute power, is eager, both in this meeting and in the Trump talks, to talk about the nearly 30,000 heavily armed U.S. troops stationed in South Korea and the lack of a formal peace treaty ending the Korea War — two factors, the North says, that make nuclear weapons necessary.
North Korea may also be looking to use whatever happens in the talks with Moon to set up the Trump summit, which it may see as a way to legitimize its declared status as a nuclear power.
One possible outcome Friday, aside from a rise in general goodwill between the countries, could be a proposal for a North Korean freeze of its weapons ahead of later denuclearization.
Seoul and Washington will be pushing for any freeze to be accompanied by rigorous and unfettered outside inspections of the North’s nuclear facilities, since past deals have crumbled because of North Korea’s unwillingness to open up to snooping foreigners.
South Korea, in announcing Thursday some details of the leaders’ meeting, acknowledged that the most difficult sticking point between the Koreas has been North Korea’s level of denuclearization commitment. Kim has reportedly said that he wouldn’t need nuclear weapons if his government’s security could be guaranteed and external threats were removed.
Whatever the Koreas announce Friday, the spectacle of Kim being feted on South Korean soil will be something to behold.
Kim and Moon will be enjoying each other’s company in the jointly controlled village of Panmunjom near the spot where a defecting North Korean soldier recently fled south in a hail of bullets fired by his former comrades.
(Reuters) – The battle for control of India’s Fortis Healthcare Ltd intensified after KKR-backed Radiant Life Care Private Ltd entered the fray with an offer to buy more than a quarter of the cash-strapped company’s hospital business.
Blac Chyna Makes WILD New Legal Claims — Rob Kardashian Asked Ryan Seacrest To Take On His Mom & Sisters??
Isn’t it funny how filing legal documents ends up spilling so much tea?
First, in docs obtained by The Blast, she says they actually started filming the second season! She says the cameras captured a “cosmetic procedure” she got done — and even the showrunner was at the hospital for it!
She says she only agreed to the “invasive filming of her private moments” when she thought it would be aired on TV. Now it’s a violation. Huh.
Chyna also says the notion the show was canceled because of her breakup with Rob Kardashian is totally false — the network was actually into it! The docs claim:
“Reality television thrives on colorful personalities engaging in conflict. If anything, the E! network saw more potential in a second season given the success of season one and the new, unpredictable co-parenting relationship.”
The docs claim even Rob was down for season 2 — and that he personally asked fellow E! star Ryan Seacrest to persuade his fam!
We’re not sure if she thinks he failed or never agreed to do it in the first place.
But we’ll tell you this — if it did happen and E! didn’t film that shit, they were leaving money on the table!
What do YOU think? Did the Kardashians torpedo Chyna’s reality career?[Image via E!.]
Russell Crowe split from his wife, Danielle Spencer, in 2012. Then he parted ways with his stuff on Saturday, April 7, at a Sotheby’s charity auction titled “The Art of Divorce” in Sydney, Australia. And it was a smashing success: the Oscar winner raked in more than $ 3 million.
Items on the block— there were more than 200! — included the breastplate he wore in 2000 Best Picture Gladiator, which sold for $ 125,000. The matching wrist cuffs fetched $ 32,000. The Beautiful Mind actor also sold a pair of satin boxers, his Doc Marten boots from 1992 movie Stomper Romper and a Mercedes-Benz. Per The New York Times, a note next to the 2001 sedan read, “One of Russell Crowe’s personal cars. This vehicle also served as one of the wedding cars on the day of his marriage to Danielle Spencer on 7 April 2003.”
His Cinderella Man leather jockstrap went for $ 7,000. “I put it in the collection as a piece of whimsy and a bit of gag,” Crowe told Good Morning Britain on Friday. “Funny enough, it’s garnered a lot of attention.”
The event, which was streamed live on Facebook, fell on Crowe’s birthday 54th birthday and what would have been his 15-year wedding anniversary.
The New Zealand native was pleased with how the night went down. “In case anyone is interested . . . $ 3.7 at the coal face and around $ 350k of conversations ongoing . . . and a bunch of stuff I didn’t really want to sell coming home,” he joked on Twitter on Saturday night. “Not a bad hourly rate for a 5 hour shift.”
The auction raised money for the A.C.M.F charity, an Australia-based organization that provides music programs and instruments for disadvantaged youth.
Crowe and Spencer share children Tennyson, 11, and Charles, 14.
Introducing… Marc Daly!
During a screening event for her domestic violence PSA, Kenya initially tells the Bravo celebs that her man couldn’t make it because “he’s working.”
Unbeknownst to the Gone With The Wind-fabulous diva, Mr. Daly makes a surprise appearance!
WATCH it go down (above)!
Donald Trump is getting divorced.
No, not that Donald Trump.
The junior Donald Trump has been served divorce papers by Vanessa Trump, his wife of 12 years.
Following pretty strong chatter that this announcement was imminent, Donald Jr. and Vanessa made their decision final on Thursday.
They said this evening via the following joint statement:
“After 12 years of marriage, we have decided to go our separate ways. We will always have tremendous respect for each other and our families.
“We have five beautiful children together and they remain our top priority. We ask for your privacy during this time.”
The New York Post, which was the first major outlet to report this story, confirms that Vanessa filed her legal papers in Manhattan Supreme Court.
She asked for an “uncontested proceeding.”
Donald Jr. and Vanessa are both 40 years old.
They started dating shortly after meeting a fashion show in The Big Apple in 2003, having been introduced by the current President of the United States.
The couple then got married at the elder Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, in November 2005.
They are the parents of five kids: Kai, 10, Donald III, 9, Tristan, 6, Spencer, 5, and Chloe, 3.
While detailing the specifics of the divorce, most newspapers and websites have also quoted sources who say this split is not very surprising.
I heard for a while they have been living separate lives,” an insider tells People Magazine, for example, adding:
“Even before all this Trump presidency stuff started they weren’t good and their marriage was strained.”
And then there’s this from Us Weekly:
“His relationship with Vanessa started getting rocky two years ago, when his dad started to campaign.
“Vanessa is very close to her family and very private and does not like all this attention on her family. They’ve been unhappy for a while.”
A frightening incident from last month certainly didn’t help matters, either.
Vanessa was hospitalized a few weeks ago after the family received a suspicious letter containing a white, powdery substance that police later found to be nontoxic.
Trump Jr. confirmed to the press afterward that his wife was “unharmed,” but the situation was understandably unsettling for all involved.
“Thankful that Vanessa & my children are safe and unharmed after the incredibly scary situation that occurred this morning,” President Trump’s oldest son Tweeted at the time, concluding:
“Truly disgusting that certain individuals choose to express their opposing views with such disturbing behavior.”
We don’t agree with a lot this family says – but we agree with this last statement.
The Daily Mail wrote last month that the pair didn’t spend Valentine’s Day together, opting instead to treat their children to separate dinners…
… and starting a round of Internet rumors that have now been made into a reality.
Trump Jr. meanwhile, has been at the center of a separate firestorm for months.
It was revealed last year that he took a meeting at Trump Tower in June 2016 with a Russian attorney promising dirt on his father’s Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton.
The shady businessman even admitted shortly after this information came out that he attended the meeting specifically because he was promised said dirt.
And while Donald continues to run the Trump Organization, People has this to say about his life at the moment:
“Don can’t do any deals, because he’ll be overly scrutinized.”
“He just goes to work every day and is miserable.”
Like father, like son?