Ron DeSantis has warned that Hurricane Ian is 'knocking on the door' of a Category 5 storm and wants Floridians to prepare for ‘major impact’ ahead of making landfall with winds hitting 155pmh. Hurricane Ian is battering Florida’s west coast as multiple tornados are sweeping waves of destruction through the Sunshine State. The Category 4 storm is nearing Category 5 hours before it is set to make landfall in Florida, after leaving two dead in Cuba and decimating swathes of the island. Tampa is bracing for 6ft storm surge before landfall this afternoon, with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis telling those who have remained in the red evacuation zones that it is time to 'hunker down' and 'prepare for the storm'. DeSantis warned those in Collier, Charlotte and Sarasota county that it was 'too late' to leave and urged anyone still out on the roads to get to a 'safe place as soon as possible.' He added that Ian was 'knocking on the door' of a Category 5, and confirmed that 100,000 homes have already been reported across the state. The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for four counties, including Sarasota and Manatee, which will be in effect until 5pm on Wednesday. Officials have warned that the storm surge could reach 12ft, with deadly winds and flooding along the state's heavily populated Gulf Coast from Bonita Beach to the Tampa Bay region. Damages are expected to reach $45billion as the storm continues to grow in strength, as more than two million Floridians have been urged to evacuate.
'It's not the time to point score': Don Lemon is silenced AGAIN by a CNN guest after trying to blame Hurricane Ian on 'climate change'
As Hurricane Ian approached Florida threatening to bring billions of dollars in damage and place millions of Floridians in immediate danger, CNN host Don Lemon spent an interview asking a hurricane expert whether climate change was to blame for Ian, only to be shut down, repeatedly. Lemon, who recently escaped a network purge of some of the most left-wing talent at the company, attempted to turn the conversation political. Rohme quickly shut down the line of questioning, saying that he would rather focus on the present circumstances of the storm, adding, 'I don't think you can link climate change to any one event.'
'He had worked himself into a state of exquisite misery': Anthony Bourdain was distressed at seeing girlfriend Asia Argento with another man and told her 'she'd been reckless with his heart' right before he killed himself, claims author of new book
Charles Leerhsen, the author of a controversial new biography on late celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, has claimed he 'had worked himself into a state of exquisite misery' in his final days. 'I think in his last days he had worked himself into a state of exquisite misery,' said Leehrsen, who details Bourdain's struggles with addictions and heartbreak over Italian actress Asia Argento. Though Argento and Bourdain's brother are against releasing the 'unauthorized' biography, Leehrsen defended his book, which goes on sale October 11, as 'sympathetic' and 'true to the man.' 'If I've written an unauthorized biography, I've also written a sympathetic one and I've written one I think is true to the man,' said Leehrsen of his book, Down and Out in Paradise: The Life of Anthony Bourdain. The TV star took his own life in a French hotel room in June 2018 while he was on location filming his CNN show, Parts Unknown, and seemed to deeply unhappy at the time.
Boyfriend of top US mountain skier Hilaree Nelson is pictured carrying her bodybag after rescuers found her in Himalayas crevice two days after falling 2,000ft down world's eighth-highest peak
A search team retrieved the body of top US ski mountaineer Hilaree Nelson from the Himalayas on Wednesday, pictured five days before she disappeared on the slopes of Manaslu peak. Nelson slipped and went missing while skiing down the world's eighth-highest mountain, after a successful summit with her partner Jim Morrison on Monday. Morrison led the search operations and had left Wednesday morning on a helicopter to resume efforts to locate her.
CIA 'warned about underwater drone attack on Nord Stream pipes WEEKS ago': Kremlin dismisses 'stupid' claims it was behind sabotage on key gas supply to Europe
Western leaders and experts say the two key gas links that serve Europe were 'sabotaged' by Russia to cause further energy chaos on the continent and cause an 'environmental catastrophe', which the Kremlin has denied. Video shared by the Swedish Coast Guard shows a frothing jet of water spewing above the waves northeast of the Danish island of Bornholm after one of the ruptures, causing a kilometre-wide surface disturbance. The EU strongly believes the pipes were deliberately attacked and warned of a 'robust and united response' to whoever was responsible. It was revealed last night that the CIA warned weeks ago the pipes could be attacked after agents sent a 'strategic warning' to European allies including Germany, sources told Der Spiegel last night.
Son of murdered Michigan news anchor is taken off ventilator and is showing significant improvements after being battered with a hammer by 'his mother's 55-year-old very close friend'
NEW Hunter Matthews, the 10-year-old son of the Michigan news anchor killed during a recent 'hammer attack' is making improvements after being brutally beaten. The boy opened his eyes and squeezed a hand upon command, family members told WWJ, the news outlet that Hunter's father, Jim Matthews, worked for. Hunter's mother is now in stable condition and his sister has been released from the hospital.
Democratic Rep. Debbie Dingell claims Trump prank called her by posing as a Washington Post reporter - after he said her dead husband belonged in hell, new book claims
Debbie Dingell believes that Donald Trump called her pretending to be a reporter with The Washington Post and asking if she wanted an apology for the then-president suggesting her late husband was in hell, according to a new book. A series of excerpts from the book shared in the Post on Wednesday detail some bizarre events from when Trump was in office, including Michigan Representative Dingell receiving a call from an unknown number. 'When she answered, the man on the other end identified himself as a Washington Post reporter, and said he knew her husband from his investigations in Congress,' New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman detailed in her upcoming book. 'The name he gave was not one she recognized.'
'It's a mass poisoning': Images show rainbow-colored fentanyl disguised as Skittles and Nerds CANDY and pushed to kids on Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram
Parents are being urged to get educated on fentanyl as thousands of pills were found in skittles and nerds candy packets as children gear up to go trick or treating this Halloween. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) have linked fentanyl investigations to social media platforms including Snapchat, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, and TikTok over the period of May 23 to Sept 8. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 50 times more potent than heroin. Just two milligrams of fentanyl, or the amount that could fit on the tip of a pencil, is considered a potentially lethal dose. Of the 107,622 Americans who have died from drug poisoning or overdose in 2021, 66 percent (approx. 71,030) is attributed to fentanyl.
Gov. DeSantis appointee in predominantly black county resigns after photos emerge of him wearing a KKK outfit at a Halloween party
Jeffery Moore (right), a former Department of Revenue employee who was tapped to join the Gadsden County Commissioners by Gov. Ron DeSantis (inset) in July, abruptly resigned last week after the photo began circulating of him wearing a Ku Klux Klan outfit (left). The shocking picture shows Moore celebrating in a KKK robe and hood at an undated Halloween party with other guests dancing around him. Local religious leaders are now calling on Moore and DeSantis to explain the origins of the picture and to officially confirm or deny that it is Moore in the costume.
'The birthplace of liberty is a cesspool': Crime wave sweeps 'lawless' Philadelphia with more than 750 people shot dead since Memorial Day and rampant smash-and-grabs wrecking businesses
Since Memorial Day, shootings and assaults in the supposed City of Brotherly Love has been rife, with gun violence being particularly relentless. Shootings have occurred every day of the week and at any given hour of the day since May 31 - with nearly every corner of the city impacted. The crime wave, meanwhile, has spared no one - with one incident this past week seeing a Temple University grad murdered by a masked gunman while walking the street, and another claiming the life of a 14-year-old football player when he was heading home from a school scrimmage. Mass looting and other brazen assaults have also been commonplace, such as one over the weekend that saw more than 100 children as young as 10 storm and ransack a Wawa convenience store. In another, filmed incident, a commuter was held at gunpoint by a masked marauder while waiting for the subway - further outraging fed-up Philadelphians. The steady stream of violent episodes spurred city officials - including progressive Mayor Jim Kenney - to stage a meeting last month behind closed doors to discuss ways to reduce the violence. However, despite this, gun violence has been on the rise, causing many to speak out against the city's soft-on-crime policies and politicians, calling for change in a city that has been touted as the birthplace of American democracy.
Pickleball, anyone? LeBron James buys expansion club in paddle sport league with fellow NBA stars Draymond Green and Kevin Love
Already a part owner of Major League Baseball's Boston Red Sox, the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins, and Liverpool FC of the English Premier League, LeBron James is adding to his sports portfolio once again with the acquisition of a professional pickleball team. James' LRMR Ventures, which he owns with long-time business partner Maverick Carter, is part of a consortium buying a Major League Pickleball expansion franchise for an undisclosed amount. James' former Cleveland Cavaliers teammate Kevin love and his Golden State Warriors rival Draymond Green are also investing in the team, which has yet to decide on a name. The 12-team MLP is adding four clubs. Currently the league counts retired New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk, and Milwaukee Bucks owner Marc Lasry among its team owners.
Hayden Panettiere recalls moment 'traumatized' daughter Kaya asked if she could call other women 'mommy' - after being sent to live with dad in Ukraine when she lost custody because of drug abuse
Panettiere claimed she was forced to sign over full-custody of Kaya, now seven, to her ex, Wladimir Klitschko, 46, in 2018, after years of struggling with addiction. The Nashville star, 33, opened up about the impact it had on her then-three-year-old daughter during a new interview on Jada Pinkett Smith's Red Talk Table. She recalled a 'heart-stopping' moment that Klitschko called her up and told her that Kaya wanted to refer to other women as 'mommy.' Hayden explained that she thought it was a 'trauma reaction' to being separated from her, stating, 'That's a cry for help.' During the interview, the Heroes alum said her ex didn't give her a choice when it came to signing over full-custody of Kaya. She explained: 'It wasn't a discussion.' She wanted people to know she never chose to 'throw out' or 'give away' her daughter, when asked her what the most 'misunderstood' thing was about her.
'Catwoman' Jocelyn Wildenstein, 82, shares another HEAVILY-filtered post as she poses with Bella Hadid in snaps from NYFW's Fendi show
'Catwoman' Jocelyn Wildenstein shared yet another heavily-filtered snap to her Instagram on Wednesday as she posed at Fendi's recent New York Fashion Week show. The Swiss-born socialite, 82, posted pictures to her grid with Bella Hadid at the star-studded event where she displayed her smooth visage. She had on a glamorous layer of makeup complete with a smokey eye look while wearing her blonde locks styled into waves.
Former Dallas star Patrick Duffy lists his 390-acre riverside Oregon ranch for $14m after acting as 'stewards not owners' of the property since buying it for $1.3m in 1990
Former Dallas star Patrick Duffy is putting his 390-acre riverside Oregon ranch on the market for $14 million. The property is located on two miles of the Rogue River outside Medford, Oregon and comes with a total of seven homes, a bass pond, a pool and rustic barns, according to Alan DeVries of Sotheby's International Realty. The Duffy Ranch has been home to actor Patrick Duffy for the past three decades and the actor says his family 'always felt like we were stewards as opposed to owners.' 'We kept the boundaries sacred,' he added. Duffy, who is also known as Frank Lambert on the 1990s sitcom 'Step By Step,' and his late wife Carlyn Rosser used the ranch as a family getaway for years before living there full-time in the early 2000s. After Rosser died in 2017, Duffy remained at the ranch and now runs an online sourdough business, called Duffy's Dough, with his partner, Linda Purl.
Dancing with death: Desperate selfie-takers gamble against 60mph winds and downed power lines in Key West Pier as deadly Category 4 Hurricane Ian barrels in
Selfie-takers desperate to get the shot have been dicing with death as they wade up to crashing waves whipped up by Hurricane Ian along Florida's Key West pier (main and bottom right). The reckless snappers have been 'doing it for the gram' - doing things for the sole purpose of posting it on Instagram - even as local police urged residents to stay inside and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis warned residents in the the hurricane's path that 'now is your last chance to evacuate.' Video shows people - including children - braving the choppy waters armed with camera phones and selfie sticks as 60mph gusts of wind buffeted the keys. Meanwhile, scenes of surging waves have been filmed in the Cayman Islands (bottom right). Ian, recently upgraded to a catastrophic Category Four hurricane, has been whipping up winds of 155mph as it makes landfall, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami.
From a couple 'uncertain' in public to the poised Prince and Princess of Wales: William and Kate's return to Anglesey - the site of their first joint engagement 11 years ago - shows just how much they've grown
Body language expert Judi James told FEMAIL the Prince and Princess of Wales appear more relaxed and natural in their roles as senior royals in Anglesey, compared to their first visit in 2011. The coastal town in north Wales, where the Princess carried out her first ever royal engagement in 2011 ahead of her wedding to Prince William, was also the place where the royal couple first lived together while William was working as an air sea rescue pilot for the RAF. According to Judi, the couple looked much more settled in their roles yesterday (right) than they did back in 2011 (left).
Bodyguard pictured with Meghan and Prince Harry is ex-London police officer convicted of choking his wife
EXCLUSIVE: Pere Daobry, 51, was pictured (main) driving the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in a Range Rover as they left Frogmore cottage on their way to London's Euston station. Despite his important role protecting the high-profile couple Daobry was convicted at Colchester Magistrates Court in September 2016 of attacking his wife, Sarah Jay (with him on right and, inset, her injuries), a former Essex Police sergeant, after she declared that she no longer loved him. The 6ft 7in bodybuilder only escaped imprisonment because he called 999 and confessed to his crime - while his wife later committed suicide after describing him as a 'lunatic'. The revelation will raise eyebrows as Meghan has long championed women's rights - especially gender-based violence.
What happened to the Queen's maids of honour? After the death of Lady Mary Russell aged 88, FEMAIL looks at the glittering lives of the women who stood by Her Majesty at the Coronation
They have described themselves as the 'Spice Girls' of their day - the six maids of honour who flanked Queen Elizabeth II on the day of her Coronation on 2 June 1953. Lady Rosemary Muir, Lady Anne Glenconner, Lady Moyra Campbell, Lady Mary Russell, Lady Jane Lacey and Baroness Willoughby de Eresby were chosen for their 'decorative' beauty as well as their ability to carry the Queen's heavy 21ft train. They became notorious in their own right when their names were announced as the women selected to follow the then Princess Elizabeth down Westminster Abbey to be crowned the new Queen. They were intensely scrutinised by the young women and Press of the day - and such was the attention lavished upon them, Lady Glenconner even once claimed they were seen as the 'Spice Girls' of their time. One of the six maids of honour, Lady Mary Russell, died aged 88 the night before Her Majesty's state funeral last week. She passed away 'peacefully at home' surrounded by her family on September 18. Pictured one to six: Lady Moyra Campbell, Lady Anne Glenconner Lady Jane Lacey, Lady Mary Russell, Baroness Willoughby de Eresby and Lady Rosemary Muir.
From 'dry chicken' and 'poor headphones' to a 'massive' suite with food worthy of a 5-star hotel: Travel experts review ALL FOUR classes on British Airways flight
According to the 'Oscars of Aviation', British Airways is the 11th-best airline in the world. It was given the impressive ranking by the much-respected Skytrax World Airline Awards 2022 - but why? This fascinating video sums it up very neatly. It documents a trip four travel experts from The Points Guy UK (TPG UK) made simultaneously on a single BA Boeing 777 flight between London Heathrow Terminal 5 and Washington DC, with each person occupying a different class of cabin - economy, premium economy, business class and first class. The reviewers are each full of praise for their seats, with economy lauded for its legroom, premium economy for its comfort, business class for its privacy and first class for five-star-hotel food. But there were some criticisms...
Gwynnie and the over-50 stars who prove it IS possible to age gracefully in Hollywood! As the actress strips off to celebrate the milestone, how JLo, Sandra Bullock and Halle Berry ALL look better than they did 20 years ago
As Gwyneth Paltrow celebrates her 50th birthday by posing in the altogether, entirely naked except for a spritz of glamorous gold paint, FEMAIL looks at the other A-list stars who are laughing in the face of ageing - including J-Lo, Halle Berry and Julia Roberts. (Pictured from left: Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez, Sandra Bullock, Halle Berry)
Netflix film Do Revenge - dubbed the 'modern day Mean Girls' - is accused of anti-Semitism after viewers spot the villain wears a Star of David and another character reads book by 'Jew-hating' author
Viewers have accused Netflix of playing into the hands of anti-Semitic stereotypes after the main antagonist of its new hit teen movie Do Revenge was seen wearing a Star of David necklace. The character of Max Broussard, right, is seen wearing the necklace, close up, left, throughout the movie, and is heard using Yiddish slang. He is also portrayed as manipulative, duplicitous and misogynistic.
'It will NEVER get a smile from me': Dolphins special teams coach is NOT amused by 'butt punt' in 21-19 win over Bills
The mistake made by Miami Dolphins punter Thomas Morstead was a funny accident to most of the world - that is, most of the world outside the Dolphins locker room. With the team backed into his own end zone, in the dying stages of a tight game against the Bills, leading 21-17, Morstead had very little room to execute a punt to push Buffalo back with a chance for them to win the game. Instead, Morstead couldn't find enough clearance between himself and the offensive line and punted the ball into the backside of special teamer Trent Sherfield. The punt went off Sherfield and out of bounds for a safety.
Maroon 5's Adam Levine and pregnant wife Behati Prinsloo put on a united front as they board private jet to Vegas amid his sexting scandal with at least four women
Adam Levine and his wife Behati Prinsloo appeared to be spending a little extra time together in Las Vegas before he's set to return to the stage amid his ongoing sexting scandal. The 43-year-old Maroon 5 frontman and the 34-year-old Victoria's Secret Angel were spotted arriving at an air strip in Santa Barbara, California, on Tuesday as they prepared to board a private jet to Vegas. The couple have been keeping a low profile in recent days, after the model Sumner Stroh claimed that Adam had repeated sent her flirty messages and carried on a year-long affair with her, though he has denied being physical while admitting the leaked messages were 'naïve and stupid.'
'It sounds somewhere between an orgasm and vomiting': American Airlines passengers record 'moaning' noises coming from PA system - as embarrassed staff blame it on 'mechanical issues'
A moaning intercom on an American Airlines flight has given new meaning to the mile high club after one passenger likened the bizarre sound to 'somewhere between an orgasm and vomiting.' The strange cacophony sounded across the intercom of a flight from Los Angeles to Dallas Sept 6 and was documented by actor Emerson Collins who posted a hilarious video of the incident on twitter. Collins said that the mystery sounds started before takeoff and despite efforts from flight crew persisted throughout the entire journey.
Glamorous former doctor is jailed for six years in Myanmar for 'harming culture and dignity' with her OnlyFans pictures
Nang Mwe San (left, right and inset), a model and former doctor, who lost her medical licence after posting racy photos of herself on Facebook, was charged with 'harming culture and dignity' two weeks ago, according to military authorities. She was found guilty of using the sites to distribute nude photos and videos for a fee under Section 33 (A) of the country's Electronics Transactions Law. It is believed that she is the first person in Myanmar to be jailed for being an OnlyFans model. As Ms San was living in Yangon's North Dagon Township, where martial law is in force, people charged with crimes have trials in military courts. They are also denied rights such as a lawyer. The model's trial was at Insein Prison Court which is the largest in Myanmar and is where many political prisoners have recently been sent. Ms San had been in contact with her mother in recent weeks, according to the BBC's Burmese Service. But her mother had not known that she was sentenced until it was today confirmed by military media.
Now THAT'S jaw-dropping! Behold the crocodile-shaped football stadium in Turkey, with sports fans entering through its mouth
The snappy-looking 44,000-seater stadium is located in the city of Bursa in northwest Turkey and is home to club Bursaspor, nicknamed the 'green crocodiles'. It cost £8million to build. And what do members of the public think? Twitter user Gokhan Keskin described it as 'the best stadium in the world', while '@FuzzyRuckus' called it 'epic'.
A breathy, believable Marilyn Monroe... and some brutal truths laid bare: BRIAN VINER reviews Blonde, featuring Ana de Armas as the Hollywood icon
BRIAN VINER: Maybe only Diana, Princess of Wales, holds a candle in the wind to Marilyn Monroe as a 20th century icon still subject to rumour, gossip and intrigue. They were both just 36 when they died. Judging by the fuss surrounding the mighty Netflix picture Blonde, which lasts for the best part of three hours, that enduring fascination might actually be intensifying. The movie is an adaptation of the Joyce Carol Oates novel, a fictionalised account of Monroe's life, which ran to more than 700 pages. I read it once on holiday and needed another holiday when I finished it. It was pretty hard going. So, in many ways, is the film. Writer-director Andrew Dominik also made The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford (2007), which was admired by some and left others scratching their heads. He specialises in a brand of whimsy that is given full throttle in Blonde, yet I liked it much more than I expected.
Race-faker Rachel Dolezal posts pictures of herself in Rihanna's Savage X Fenty lingerie on her $10-a-month OnlyFans page
Rachel Dolezal, who was famously embroiled in a race controversy for posing as a black woman years ago, has been posting steamy photos of herself on her OnlyFans page showing off Rihanna's popular lingerie line. Screenshots of some of the photos circulated on social media Monday. A representative for the 44-year-old ex-local NAACP president told TMZ that Dolezal got the coveted Savage X Fenty merchandise and wanted to show it off to her subscribers. Dolezal's page was launched in September 2021 and was reportedly going to feature 'foot photos,' hair tutorials, and fitness routines. But now the account - which costs $9.99 a month - is dedicated to 'creative content' where she can interact with her fans, according to her bio. It's also a place where subscribers get to 'see how my sensual side pairs with my creative spirit through intimate images inspired by color, light, and lingerie on the weekends.'