UFC star Paige VanZant said she made more money in 24 hours on OnlyFans than she did during the entire span of her fighting career.
After spending six years in the MMA industry, the 29-year-old launched her OnlyFans account in 2020. VanZant, who referred to herself as the “queen of OnlyFans,” now charges fans $9.99 per month to view her photos.
During an appearance on the Barstools Sports podcast titled “Only Stans,” VanZant spoke with host Glenny Balls about the “life-changing” amount of money she makes posting racy photos of herself.
OnlyFans has definitely been my largest source of income,” she added. “I would say combined, in my fighting career.”
“I think I made more money in 24 hours on OnlyFans than I had in my entire fighting career combined,” she added.
VanZant discussed the stigma around the OnlyFans platform and explained that most of her fan base is made up of men, given her fighting background.
“Even outside of the UFC and out of fighting has been pretty successful,” she said. “I’ve worked pretty hard in other industries and trying to cross over, I guess [to] a more mainstream personality.
She explained that social media prompted her to explore the OnlyFans platform because her followers often asked her to post photos of herself and by monetizing that, she has made “life-changing money.
“Now, I have made the transition… if people don’t want to hire me because I have an OnlyFans, I don’t really care,” she said.
VanZant described her initial content as “PG,” but as time went on she switched to more “X-rated content.”
OnlyFans and the money that creators are able to make on the site has served as a point of contention, with proponents arguing it is a way for women creating their own content to monetize off people who view it, while others argue the sexually explicit platform is degrading or taboo.
Teachers across the U.S. and in Canada have been fired for posting explicit content to OnlyFans, reporting they also made more on the platform than they did during their day jobs.
One Missouri high school teacher was placed on leave last month after district officials found out about her OnlyFans account. The former teacher told local outlets that her OnlyFans account added about $8,000 per month to her $42,000 yearly teaching salary
UFC star Paige VanZant said she made more money in 24 hours on OnlyFans than she did during the entire span of her fighting career.
shelter in place has been lifted following a chemical plant explosion in Texas, according to the San Jacinto County Office of Emergency Management
Officials say after a thorough assessment of the scene, the shelter-in-place has been reduced to a one-mile radius.
The blast happened around 8:17 a.m. at Sound Resource Solutions along U.S. Highway 59 in Shepherd. The city in located in San Jacinto County about 60 miles northeast of Houston.
One person suffered first-degree burns to the face and second-degree and third-degree burns to the arms, FOX26 Houston reported, citing a source. The individual was being treated at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center.
According to the sheriff’s office, 19 employees were at work at the time, but no other injuries have been reported at this time.
An initial 5-mile shelter-in-place order was reduced to a 1-mile radius after officials assessed the scene, the San Jacinto County of Emergency Management said.
explosion also forced the evacuation of a nearby private school on FM 1127, emergency officials said.
Photos and video from the scene along show a massive black plume of smoke billowing from the plant.
It was unclear what caused the explosion or what type of chemical was on fire, but Sound Resource Solutions president Geoff Harfield has described the fire as a “forklift incident
Polk County Emergency Management said the plume appeared to be heading toward the Livingston area and recommended that residents along U.S. Highway 59 from Goodrich to Leggett shelter in place and turn off HVAC systems in homes and businesses.
“At this time, the effects of the chemical in the air are unknown,” Polk County officials said.
U.S. Highway 59 remained closed from FM 1988 to Exit 451B as emergency responders worked at the scene, the Texas Department of Transportation said.
Kat Von D is happier in her life as a Christian.
The former tattoo artist and star of reality series “L.A. Ink” spoke about finding and restoring her relationship with God on the “Relatable with Allie Beth Stuckey” podcast.
She explained that in her 20s she had a “free-thinking mentality to question everything, especially authority.”
That led her to look into new age practices like witchcraft, meditation and yoga.
“I was just searching for answers and meaning in so many of the wrong places like most people do,” Von D said.
After also struggling with alcohol and drugs, she became sober almost 17 years ago, but still found the non-Christian spirituality wasn’t helping her, comparing it to “short-lived band-aids on a sinking ship.”
One night, she decided to throw away all her books on witchcraft and other new age practices, describing them as “crutches.”
“I don’t want these crutches in my life anymore, and that’s what really I saw them as,” the 41-year-old said. “I just want Jesus, and it’s a very narrow road. I feel like all these other, these breathing techniques, or spell work, nature worship, all these things, they’re just crutches. They’re not really my answer.”
“And so for me, I would rather eliminate any distractions. And this is just what works for me,” she added.
Just before the lockdowns, she continued to work on “re-evaluating” her life, and her friend sent her a sermon that she “loved” and felt it “answered a lot of questions” she had.
“I’m on fire for Jesus. I don’t plan on this dimming out,” Von D said. “The more and more I learn, the more excited I get about things and the more at ease I am about what’s happening in this world and what’s happening in my marriage, in all of it.”
She noted she still has friends into new age practices like tarot, witchcraft and mediation, but feels like they are “miserable” and admits she was “one of them.”
“I would look around at my Christian friends, they’re not perfect by any means, but I want what you have. Like I love the light that you have,” she said.
Von D recently moved to Indiana where she joined a Baptist church and decided to get baptized.
She shared a video of the day on her social media, but says she faced backlash from non-Christians and Christians alike.
“It went from, ‘Well her hand wasn’t completely submerged in water, so this is fake, it doesn’t count…’ Other people were like, ‘She’s faking it, this is just for a PR stunt,’” the author recalled.
“I’m not an idiot,” she continued. “I knew that when I posted that video, people would have questions.”
Von D said her choice to film the ceremony was “intentional” as a way of atoning for her past.
“There’s the symbolic gesture of baptism, but also a part for me is a bit of making amends with my followers because for so many years, I’ve been putting out a certain message that makes me sad I was ever even a part of,” she explained.
“To publicly proclaim this was me setting some things right. Just for me. It has nothing to do with, my church isn’t involved in that thought process. It was important to me to share that.”
“This is something I want to celebrate. I want to be open and honest about it,” she added.
Born Katherine von Drachenberg in Mexico, she was raised by Christian missionary parents, but rebelled because “I had a lot of questions as a kid and I don’t think my parents were equipped with the answers.”
She ran away from home at 14, and said she put her parents “through a literal hell that I’ve made amends for now.”
But their faith also helped her find her way back to God.
“I think I was very lucky I had parents that were Christian,” she said. “I do credit my dad for everything because I remember finding myself in very dark moments and intuitively I was praying. And it wasn’t because my dad made me, because He’d been waiting, that’s all.”
“When you can fall in love and learn as an adult, it’s so much more meaningful and real than it is when you’re a child just doing it because this is what we do. And this is how we do it.”
Matt Ulrich, a former Indianapolis Colts offensive lineman who was on the team’s Super Bowl championship team during the 2006 season, has died. He was 41.
Colts team owner Jim Irsay made an announcement on X.
“I am heartbroken to hear of the passing of Matt Ulrich. Matt was with us only two seasons, but left his mark on many,” he wrote. “Great guy, I hear he was a great dad – and he was a Super Bowl champ. My prayers to his family.
Ulrich attended Northwestern and signed with the Colts as an undrafted free agent in 2005. He played five games that season and played in five games in 2006.
In his post-NFL career, he was co-founder of DexaFit — a company that utilizes technology to give people an analysis of their bodies — and was the chief growth officer and partner of Profitable Ideas Exchange, which helps businesses accelerate their growth and navigate the landscapes of their fields.
In his Profitable Ideas Exchange profile, the Illinois native wrote about how he lived a fulfilled life.
“Keeping up with my four pre-teen sons is the highlight of my life and keeps me on my toes,” the portion read. “I also invest my time in helping young athletes in our area reach their full potential through coaching and training — this is one of my true passions. I can also often be found at the gym, where I recently bench-pressed 505 pounds at the age of 40 — the goal-setting doesn’t stop!”
A cause of death was not given.
The family of a Florida newlywed is devastated after he died in a freak water skiing accident on his Caribbean honeymoon just three days after marrying his bride.
Nate and Mariana Kuhlman tied the knot and then flew to St. Lucia to celebrate their nuptials when he suddenly passed away, according to a pair of GoFundMe pages.
“We never really know when our time will come. Nate’s death took all of us by surprise and just took our breath away. By God’s grace, we are OK. It’s so hard and painful, but we are walking each day one moment at a time,” wrote Nate’s devastated mother, Heather Kuhlman, on Facebook. “We know you are hurting too, and our hearts go out to all of you.
She added, “My son is in the arms of Jesus.
Details of the horrific tragedy were not provided, but Heather added that she flew to St. Lucia four days ago, when she was able to pray over his body before an autopsy was conducted.
Nate and Mariana, who is originally from Los Angeles, both studied at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, in Ohio, then moved to his home state of Florida.
A pair of GoFundMe pages to help the families have raised more than $100,000.
“Nate was a wonderful husband, friend, son, and brother in Christ, according to one of the pages titled “Nate Kuhlman.
“He was able to thoughtfully encounter every person he met and those who had the blessing of a relationship with him would be able to tell a list of stories detailing what a fun, kind, and adventurous soul he was.”
The page added, “Words cannot describe the heartbreak there is for his story and for his family. We kindly ask for help to assist for funeral cost and travel of the family.
The second fundraiser, titled “Kuhlman Family,” made a similar request.
“The donations will help cover the expenses of last-minute plane tickets to St. Lucia and back home, immediate passport issuing, transportation, accommodations, meals, funeral arrangements, Mariana’s needs and anything else that comes up,” according to the fundraiser. “Please also pray for the families, for their strength and that God’s presence fill their hearts.
On Monday, Heather wrote on Facebook that she is returning to the U.S. with her son’s body.
“Please keep us in your prayers as we bring Nate home,” she posted. “Once further arrangements have been made, we will let you know so that we can pray together.
A man found parked with an AR-15 near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., was arrested this afternoon.
“USCP Officers just arrested a man with a gun in the park across from Union Station,” U.S. Capitol Police wrote on X just before 1 p.m. local time. “At this time we have no reason to believe there is an ongoing threat. We are working to gather more information and will put out more details when they are confirmed.”
Capitol Police confirmed to Fox News that the gun was an AR-15, and the man has been arrested. Authorities believe he was acting alone.
The department had sent out an alert that Capitol police was responding to a suspicious package in the Upper Senate Park.
“Staff and other personnel are directed to AVOID THIS AREA until further notice. Updates will be provided when available,” the alert stated.
With the suspect in custody, police said the investigation is ongoing, but the area of the park has since been secured.
“We just searched the area in the park that we secured. Out of an abundance of caution, [we’re] going to search the suspect’s belongings. Again, the suspect is in custody. The investigation was ongoing,” Capitol Police added on X.
Police announced road closures along Columbus Circle between Louisiana and Delaware Avenues, NE, and D Street between Louisiana and Delaware Avenues, NE due to police activity.
Jewish man dies after suffering head injury at pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian demonstrations in California
The death of a 69-year-old Jewish man after suffering a head injury Sunday during an altercation at demonstrations for Palestinians and Israelis in Southern California has been ruled a homicide, authorities said.
Witnesses say the man, identified as Paul Kessler, was “involved in a physical altercation” with at least one counterprotester while pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian rallies were being held in Thousand Oaks, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.
“During the altercation, Kessler fell backward and struck his head on the ground,” the sheriff’s office said.
Footage taken at the scene and shared online shows Kessler lying on his back on the sidewalk, with blood on his face and on the ground. He places his hands on his head as a woman with a Palestinian flag on her back and a man lean over him, trying to help, the video shows.
The footage does not show the altercation that led to Kessler’s injuries.
No suspect has been named in the case, and it’s unclear what led up to the altercation or how many people were involved. The sheriff’s office “has not ruled out the possibility of a hate crime” as it investigates the death, it said.
Sunday’s demonstrations in Thousand Oaks, a little under 40 miles from downtown Los Angeles, are among many that have erupted in cities across the US to protest Israel’s intense retaliation for the October 7 Hamas attacks, which killed more than 1,400 people, including civilians and soldiers.
More than 10,000 people have been killed in Gaza since Israel launched its military offensive a month ago, the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Ramallah said , drawing from sources in the Hamas-controlled enclave. Israeli airstrikes have hit schools, refugee camps and ambulances.
Kessler was found by deputies with a head injury Sunday afternoon and taken to a hospital, where he died of his injuries the next day, the sheriff’s office said. An autopsy found “the cause of death to be blunt force head injury and the manner of death homicide,” the sheriff’s office said.
“This is an active and ongoing investigation, and the incident appears to be isolated and not part of a large effort,” the sheriff’s office said, asking for the public’s help as it gathers information on what unfolded during the demonstration.
The sheriff’s office referred to Kessler as a “pro-Israeli protester” but did not share further details. CNN has reached out to the sheriff’s office for more information.
“As details emerge and are confirmed, we stand resolute in condemnation of violence and antisemitism,” Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass said in a statement Tuesday. “This death is a blow to our region at a time when tensions continue to rise worldwide. We must redouble our efforts to ensure violence and hate are met with accountability and consequences. Los Angeles refuses to harbor this hatred.
Community awaits results of investigation
The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles in a statement Monday expressed its sympathy for Kessler’s family, adding that its leaders were waiting for more information about his death from law enforcement.
Still, the federation condemned violence against members of the Jewish community, saying it “has no place in civilized society” and vowing to “do everything in our power to prevent it.”
“We demand safety,” the statement said.
While authorities have yet to definitively link Kessler’s death to antisemitism, it occurred amid a reported spike in antisemitic incidents, with the Anti-Defamation League reporting a nearly 400% increase in the days after Hamas attacked Israel on October 7. FBI Director Christopher Wray told a Senate panel last week that antisemitism was a threat reaching “historic levels” in the United States.
The Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is “deeply saddened by this tragic and shocking loss,” it said in a statement, adding its “thoughts are with the family and the Jewish community during this difficult time.”
“We join local Jewish leaders in calling on all individuals to refrain from jumping to conclusions, sensationalizing such a tragedy for political gains, or spreading rumors that could unnecessarily escalate tensions that are already at an all-time high,” the council’s statement continued. “While we strongly support the right of political debate, CAIR-LA and the Muslim community stand with the Jewish community in rejecting any and all violence, antisemitism, Islamophobia, or incitement of hatred.”
A rabbi at Temple Ner Simcha, a nearby Westlake Village temple, spoke with law enforcement about Kessler’s death and also is encouraging community members to wait for the results of the investigation, he said.
Rabbi Michael Barclay spoke with the Thousand Oaks police chief and the Ventura County sheriff and was told there are conflicting reports of what happened in altercation, he told CNN.
“These are really good men I trust, and it’s really important to let them do their job,” Barclay said. “’Never again’ is now, but at the same time we don’t need to make a fire
He encouraged anyone with video of the incident to share it with police.
The corner where Kessler was injured often has demonstrations, Barclay said, adding he has been telling his congregation to avoid the area when one is planned after hearing reports of issues with counterprotesters and antisemitic hate speech.
CNN has reached out to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office about any previous incidents reported at that location.
A New York bishop recently took action against a parish that allowed the filming of a controversial music video within a century-old Brooklyn church.
In a statement released on Thursday, Brooklyn Bishop Robert Brennan condemned pop singer Sabrina Carpenter’s latest music video “Feather,” which was filmed at the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church. The video features Carpenter in a scantily-clad black dress as several men kill each other over her. It also shows her attending their funerals at the church with candy-colored coffins, one including the inscription “RIP B*tch.”
Brennan was “appalled” at the video and additionally criticized the local parish for failing to prevent its filming based on its policies.
The parish did not follow diocesan policy regarding the filming on Church property, which includes a review of the scenes and script,” the statement read.
While the parish initially claimed that the video’s production company “failed to accurately represent the video content,” an investigation into the matter concluded that documents given to the parish “while failing to depict the entirety of the scenes, clearly portray inappropriate behavior unsuitable for a church sanctuary.
As a result, Brennan announced that the parish’s vicar, Monsignor Jamie Gigantiello, was relieved of his position and temporarily replaced with Auxiliary Bishop Witold Mroziewski, who took over all administrative responsibilities.
John Notaro, executive director of the Catholic Foundation of Brooklyn and Queens and Futures in Education, has also taken over Gigantiello’s administrative responsibilities for those respective organizations. Gigantiello, however, will still remain in the church as a pastor.
Following the announcement, Brennan and Monsignor Joseph Grimaldi celebrated a Mass of Reparation where the bishop blessed the altar with holy water.
“Through the offering of this Mass, Bishop Brennan has restored the sanctity of this church and repaired the harm,” the diocese said in a statement
Since its release on Tuesday, the “Feather” music video has since garnered more than 3 million views.
The Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary parish was originally established in 1863 and primarily became a home for Lithuanian Americans. Reports have said that the parish is the only one that offers a weekly Sunday Mass entirely in Lithuanian.
An 8-year-old girl who was first reported to be a casualty invasion of Israel, is now believed to be alive and held hostage by Hamas terrorists in Gaza, according to reports.
The Israel Times reported that 8-year-old Emily Hand’s family was delivered the news five days ago by Israeli officials.
Hand’s older sister, Natalie Hand, told Israeli television station Channel 12 that the family cried when they were first told Emily had been killed.
We were told that she had been murdered. We were in mourning,” Natalie told the station. “On October 31, they told us that it was highly likely that she had been abducted.
Emily and her family are from Kibbutz Be’eri, and on Oct. 7, the 8-year-old was at a friend’s house having a sleepover.
When the invasion occurred, Natalie reportedly told the news station, Emily’s friend and friend’s mother were abducted, though at first, their family members were also told they had been murdered
Irish authorities are also involved in helping to find Emily, as she is also a citizen of Ireland, The Israel Times reported.
Natalie told Channel 12 Irish authorities promised to do what they can, making it clear their capacity is limited.
While in the studio, Natalie looked into the camera and spoke to Emily directly
“I want to tell you that we are doing everything to get you home,” Natalie said. “We know you are being held hostage. We love you so much and miss you.
On Oct. 7, Hamas-led forces crossed the Israel-Gaza border while residents were sleeping, dragging people into the street, taking some hostage while beheading and killing others.
Over 1,300 Israelis were killed in the attack, with thousands more wounded and many taken hostage by Hamas, and raped, tortured and murdered.
The war between Israel and the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas is now in its fourth week. At least 5,700 people have been reported killed in the war on both sides, including at least 1,400 Israeli civilians and soldiers and 36 Americans. The Hamas-run Gaza health ministry claims at least 4,385 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza and the West Bank and more than 13,561 wounded.
Authorities in Ohio said a shooting near a recreational center at the night left one person dead and multiple other victims, some of which were juveniles, according to multiple reports.
According to local Cincinnati news outlet WLWT, a heavy police presence responded to the shooting which took place on Betton Street, in the West End neighborhood of Cincinnati, around 9:30 p.m.
Cincinnati Police Department Chief Teresa Theetge said during a press conference at the scene, near TQL Stadium and Laurel Park, that six victims had been shot, including one male who is deceased. His age and the ages of the other victims were not provided. At least two of the victims are believed to be teenagers or children, according to WCPO reporter Sean DeLancey.
“We are gathering all evidence so we can bring these people to justice,” Theetge said, WXIX reported. “It’s unacceptable on a Friday night that six people are shot in our city.” “This is happening too often,” Theetge added, WLWT reported.
Cincinnati Mayor Aftab Pureval tweeted about the shooting just before midnight Friday evening.
“Tonight, there was a horrific tragedy in the West End. Children were shot. At least one life was lost. Our friends and neighbors are feeling unimaginable fear, trauma, and anger,” he wrote.
Pureval added: “Right now, I’m asking for your prayers. We will keep you updated as our officers continue their investigation. But I promise this: we will give everything we have to deliver justice against this sickening, heartless violence.”
It is not immediately clear why the shooting started, and Cincinnati police have not provided any information on a possible suspect or suspects at this time.
The scene remains active with police having taped off the road leading to several homes.
Officials said the victims were transported to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, with several of the victims having gunshot wounds, WLWT reported.
The hospital did not provide the ages or conditions of the victims.
According to WLWT, the shooting took place less than a half mile from Taft High School, where a football game was being played.