Home Blog Page 3

Second teacher at Missouri school on leave over OnlyFans side hustle: ‘It’s working out ok so far


A second teacher at a high school in Missouri was put on leave after administrators discovered her OnlyFans side hustle.

Megan Gaither, 31, said during an interview with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that she was placed on leave from her English teaching and varsity cheerleading coach position after district officials found out about her account on the OnlyFans platform.

Gaither said in the interview that she made an account on the direct-to-subscribers website because she had over $125,000 in student loans and needed the extra income.

“Teaching does not financially support a person,” Gaither said. “It’s really hard to stretch those paychecks during the summer. That’s why I did it.”

According to the report, Gaither’s pay, which includes a stipend for coaching the school’s cheerleading squad, was around $47,500.

The teacher said she initially took down her OnlyFans account around the same time that fellow English teacher Brianna Coppage was placed on leave over her participation in selling explicit content. Weeks later, Gaither was outed for her racy side hustle.

When Gaither took the account down, she claimed to have had around 1,500 subscribers and was bringing in an extra $3,000 to $5,000 per month. The 31-year-old said all of her content was faceless in an attempt to stay anonymous.

Speculation about Gaither’s involvement on the platform began in mid-October when she was seen in a video posted on Coppage’s account. While the video didn’t include Gaither’s face, it was recorded at a party, and she was seen in a public picture wearing the same costume that was worn in the video posted on OnlyFans, according to the report.

“I was in like maybe four minutes of the entire thing, and I definitely did not think this would be the thing that would ruin my entire career,” Gaither said.

The school district’s superintendent, Kyle Kruse, told the outlet that the “district does not have a statement to issue at this time.”

Gaither said after the video was posted, a student put a note underneath her classroom door which stated they “knew her secret.”

She said that district administration told her she was placed on leave because of “professionalism and student communication,” an accusation she denies.

“Right now, I am just hoping to make enough to support my family,” Gaither added, stating that her choice to join OnlyFans was motivated by low teacher pay.

“In order to make change, you have to make noise and I think that is what Brianna did,” Gaither said. “And I think that’s what maybe I’m getting ready to do — make noise about how unfair teacher pay can be.”

In a Facebook post, Gaither said that she loved her job and will be “making noise.”

“I LOVE education and teaching, and I loved seeing my students and cheerleaders learn and grow into themselves. I’m damned good at helping them do that,” she said. “I’ll be telling my story. And hey. At least I didn’t try to neglect my duties of paying back what I borrowed to get educated, right? I made the adult choice of getting a side hustle. And guess what? It’s working out ok so far.”

Coppage told Fox News Digital she’s made close to $1 million selling explicit content on OnlyFans.

“I started it, one, to just supplement my income and kind of see what happens and possibly make extra money. Like, I have student loans. I was working on my third degree. So, I also have a master’s degree in education, and then I was working on my specialist degree,” Coppage told Fox News Digital in an interview.

Gaither described Coppage as her best friend when speaking with the Missouri-based outlet.

Norwegian Cruise Line scrapping Israel voyages in 2024 due to war with Hamas


Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings says it’s scrapping visits to Israel well into next year.

The Miami-based company revealed that it was “in the process of cancelling (sic) all calls to Israel in 2024” as it put out its 2023 third-quarter earnings report. It said the ongoing war between Israel and the Hamas terrorist group led it to do so.

The Israel-Hamas conflict has gone on for about 3.5 weeks so far, having begun with the latter attacking the other in early October.

Norwegian Cruise Line “will continue to closely monitor and evaluate future sailings and adjust as needed,” according to its earnings release.

Stops to Israel and “certain calls to the surrounding region” that had been planned for the last few months of this year have already been changed, according to the cruise line. For those, the company either called them off or switched to other destinations.

Norwegian pegged its pre-conflict capacity for visits to the Middle East at roughly 7% in 2023’s fourth quarter and 4% in 2024.

In its latest full-year forecast offered Wednesday, the company said it will see $1.86 billion worth of adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. In terms of adjusted earnings per share, it estimated $0.73.

Its 12-months forward booked position was “within its optimal” range, Norwegian said, reporting a balance of $3.1 billion for advanced ticket sales. The company also told investors that its Hawaiian offerings were “approaching normalized levels” after seeing its itineraries briefly paused and a temporary decline in demand post-Maui wildfires.

The company and its three brands currently have a total of 31 cruise liners.

Israeli ground operations have picked up in recent days, according to Fox News Digital.

As of Wednesday, there have been a total of 9,900 deaths since the war’s start. Those include some 1,400 Israelis and more than 8,200 Palestinians, the outlet reported.

Elderly Walmart shopper punched in Florida, deputies looking for suspect


Deputies in Florida are looking for a man who punched an elderly man leaving a Walmart

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office wrote in a press release on Oct. 25 that the agency is searching for a man who was caught on camera punching an elderly man in the face at a Lauderdale Lakes, Florida Walmart on Oct. 11 just before 10 a.m.

Surveillance video from the Walmart shows an elderly man with a shopping bag leaving the store when the attacker punched him twice in the face.

According to detectives, the suspect didn’t steal anything from the elderly man.

Officials say the man didn’t know the attacker and didn’t have any communication with him before the incident.

The elderly man sustained minor injuries as a result of the attack.

The attacker is described as a “tall, thin male wearing a navy sweater with grey lettering on the front, black pants and flip flops.”

People with information about the incident are asked to contact 954-321-4238.

Fox News Digital reached out to Walmart for comment.

Miami police arrest fellow officer for DUI after he was found passed out in car with gun


Miami police arrested and charged one of their own with driving under the influence after he was allegedly found passed out in a car with a gun.

According to an arrest affidavit, Miami police were dispatched just before 7 p.m. to a location where Joevanih Sauvagere, 31, was being detained in the back of a police vehicle.

When the responding officer opened the door to speak with Sauvagere, they “smelled a very strong odor of an alcoholic beverage” emitting from his breath, the affidavit said.

Sauvagere was also reported to have “bloodshot, watery eyes” and droopy eyelids.

Cops said the responding officer asked Sauvagere to perform field sobriety tests, and that he refused. Fire and rescue personnel were called to the scene due to the suspect not feeling well.

The arrest affidavit stated that the first officer to discover Sauvagere worked with Miami-Dade schools police and had been flagged down about a silver vehicle with the “driver passed out behind the wheel.” Once the school district officer confirmed the report, they tried to make contact with Sauvagere by banging on the window of the car, in which loud music was playing.

Sauvagere reportedly turned down the music, lowered the window and was then commanded to put the car in park. Instead, police say, he put the vehicle in reverse, rolled back about two feet, stopped and then placed the car in park.

Around the same time, a Miami police lieutenant was on his way back to a substation when they spotted what was going on, and stopped to assist.

The school district officer noticed a gun on Sauvagere’s lap, accord to the arrest record, and held the suspect at gunpoint. The Miami police lieutenant grabbed the gun and took it out of the vehicle, while Sauvagere was “nodding in and out.”

Once more units arrived, Sauvagere was taken out of his vehicle and detained. 

Sauvagere was then taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital for reported stomach pain, but he refused to provide a blood sample, according to local WSVN.

Sauvagere has been released from custody, according to reports, but the Miami Police Department has not said whether his job is in jeopardy as a result of the DUI charge.

General Hospital star Tyler Christopher dead at 50: ‘A truly talented individual


“General Hospital” star Tyler Christopher has died. He was 50.

Christopher’s rep confirmed the actor’s passing in a statement to Fox News Digital.

“I can confirm that Tyler Christopher has passed away this morning,” Chi Lo began. “This news was incredibly shocking, and I am devastated by his loss. He was a very gifted actor, and more importantly, an amazing friend. My heart goes out to his friends and family who loved him so much.

The official “General Hospital” Instagram account also uploaded a statement from producer Frank Valentini who honored the late soap opera star.

“I am heartbroken over the news of Tyler Christopher’s passing. He was kind, an incredible actor, and a dear friend, who was beloved by our GH family and fans of Nikolas Cassadine. On behalf of everyone at General Hospital, our heartfelt sympathies go out to his loved ones during this difficult time,” the statement, signed by Valentini, reads.

Accompanied by the message was an image of Christopher.

Tyler‘s “General Hospital” co-star, Maurice Benard, also took to Instagram on Tuesday to remember Christopher.

“It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Tyler Christopher. Tyler passed away this morning following a cardiac event in his San Diego apartment,” Benard’s caption began. “Tyler was a truly talented individual that lit up the screen in every scene he performed and relished bringing joy to his loyal fans through his acting.”

Benard continued, “Tyler was a sweet soul and wonderful friend to all of those who knew him. Tyler was an advocate for better mental health and substance use treatment who openly spoke about his struggles with bipolar depression and alcohol.”

“We are beyond devastated by the loss of our dear friend and pray for his children and his father,” he concluded.

Maurice’s wife, Paula Smith, told Fox News Digital, “Maurice and I are devastated. And believed in him always.”

Christopher took on the role of Nikolas Cassadine in “General Hospital” from 1996 to 2016. He also played Stefan DiMera on “Days of Our Lives” from 2018 to 2019.

He won a Daytime Emmy Award for his “Days of Our Lives” role and was nominated five times throughout his career.

Mary Lou Retton breaks silence on bout with pneumonia, says recovery will be ‘long and slow process


Mary Lou Retton provided a statement to her fans on Instagram Monday night following her release from a hospital after a bout with a rare pneumonia.

Retton was hospitalized earlier this month and was “fighting for her life.”

However, she was released a couple of weeks later.

“I’m beyond blessed to have the opportunity to make this statement. I am overwhelmed with the love and support from the world as I fight,” Retton wrote on the social media platform.

“I am forever grateful to you all! I’m with family continuing to slowly recover and staying very positive as I know this recovery is a long and slow process.”

Retton requested privacy as she continues her recovery.

“When the time is right, I will be sharing more information about my health issues and hope I can help others who may face the same battle as me. I love you all.”

One of Retton’s daughters said Retton had a “scary setback” while in intensive care, noting upon her release it would be “baby steps” to recovery.

Retton was nicknamed “America’s sweetheart” during her gold medal-winning performance at the 1984 Summer Games in Los Angeles. She was just 16 when she scored perfect 10s in the floor exercise and vault in the final two rotations to become the first American woman to win the Olympic all-around title.

She earned five medals that year — one gold, two silver, and two bronze.

After she retired from gymnastics, Retton became a motivational speaker and frequently shared messages about the benefits of proper nutrition and exercise. She also served on the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports under former President George W. Bush.

Caught on camera Buck busts through Wisconsin noodle restaurant during lunch


buck interrupted the busy lunch hour at a restaurant in Wisconsin after leaping into the restaurant and running through the kitchen.

A spokesperson with Noodles and Company said an unexpected guest jumped through the window of the Beloit location before noon.

The buck spent less than one minute at the restaurant. It wandered into the kitchen before heading out the back door, which was opened by a staff member.

Though the buck was right on time for lunch, it seemed that he didn’t have time to stop and eat.

Matthew Perry was ‘deceased’ before firefighters arrived, head brought above the water by a bystander


Matthew Perry was already deceased by the time Los Angeles City Firefighters reached his Pacific Palisades home, Fox News Digital can confirm.

Upon arrival, first responders found “an adult male unconscious in a stand-alone hot tub,” public information officer Erik Scott explained.

“A bystander had brought the man’s head above the water and gotten him to the edge, then firefighters removed him from the water,” his statement read. “A rapid medical assessment, sadly, revealed the man was deceased prior to first responder arrival. The circumstances are under investigation by LAPD and the LA County Medical Examiner.

“We mourn with families and friends who lose a loved one unexpectedly,” the statement added.

A cause of death was previously deferred for the “Friends” actor. In a statement obtained by Fox News Digital on Sunday, a representative for the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s office shared “An autopsy was completed today, and toxicology results are pending.

Law enforcement sources previously confirmed to Fox News Digital that Perry had died from an apparent drowning. He was 54.

Perry’s family addressed the enormous loss, telling People magazine in a statement,”We are heartbroken by the tragic loss of our beloved son and brother… Matthew brought so much joy to the world, both as an actor and a friend.

They also referenced his fans, sharing, “You all meant so much to him and we appreciate the tremendous outpouring of love.”

Matthew Perry fans outraged after former ‘SNL’ writer jokes about his death, You are sick


Former “Saturday Night Live” writer Kevin Brennan is facing backlash after he poked fun at Matthew Perry’s sudden death.

Perry died after an apparent at the age of 54, Fox News Digital confirmed. Brennan shared a link to a report of Perry’s passing and added, “DROWNED IN A HOT TUB. HAHAHAHA.”

The initial post garnered a reaction from Perry’s fans, who interpreted Brennan’s words as mocking. However, Brennan took to X, formerly Twitter, to say that he just thought Perry’s death was “funny.”

“I didn’t mock it. I just thought it was funny,” Brennan shared. “But I do love it when junkies die.”

Criticism of Brennan’s thoughts flooded his comments, with people calling him “desperate” for attention. “Are you that desperate to try and stay relevant?” one user asked. “Until the TMZ article no one knew who you were.”

“Millions knew & loved Matthew,” the user added. “His past didn’t change that, and it made him stronger. He passed away with more class, & dignity than you could ever hope to have.

“Trying to be relevant by making people hate you won’t boost your DEAD career,” another added.

“Comedy is supposed to be funny,” another wrote. “Who told you that you are a comedian? Self appointed?”

One person simply wrote, “You are sick.

Brennan posted again on X writing “Am I trending yet?”

A representative for the comedian did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.

Others defended Perry, with one user writing, “He was sober and no illegal drugs were found. This guy just chooses to lie and be an awful person.”

Perry died Saturday after an apparent drowning at his Pacific Palisades home, Fox News Digital confirmed. His autopsy was completed Sunday and his cause of death was listed as “deferred” by the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office.

Drugs were reportedly not found on scene and no foul play is suspected.

Perry was remembered by the “Friends” co-creators as a “brilliant talent.”

“We are shocked and deeply, deeply saddened by our beloved friend Matthew’s passing. It still seems impossible,” Marta Kauffman and David Crane told Fox News Digital. “All we can say is that we feel blessed to have had him as part of our lives.”

“He was a brilliant talent. It’s a cliche to say that an actor makes a role their own, but in Matthew’s case, there are no truer words. From the day we first heard him embody the role of Chandler Bing, there was no one else for us.”

Perry gained fame at the age of 24 after he was cast as Chandler Bing in the sitcom.

However, Perry wanted to be remembered as something more than his character from “Friends.”

“The best thing about me, bar none, is if somebody comes up to me and says, ‘I can’t stop drinking, can you help me?’ I can say yes and follow up and do it,” he said in a November 2022 interview with Tom Power. “When I die, I don’t want ‘Friends’ to be the first thing that’s mentioned. I want that to be the first thing that’s mentioned.”

Girlfriend of dead ex-NHL player shares heartbreaking message as police investigate freak accident


Former Pittsburgh Penguin forward Adam Johnson tragically died after he suffered a catastrophic neck injury on the ice over the weekend in what his team has called a “freak accident.

In the days following his death, tributes for the American ice hockey player have poured in, including a heartbreaking social media post from his girlfriend, who was reportedly in attendance when Johnson was fatally wounded.

Ryan Wolf shared a tribute post from one of Johnson’s previous teams, the Augsburger Panther, to her Instagram Stories on Monday.

“My sweet angel,” she wrote in the post, “I’ll miss you forever and love you always.”

Johnson, 29, was playing in a Challenge Cup game between the Nottingham Panthers and the Sheffield Steelers at Sheffield’s Utilita Arena on Saturday when another player from the opposing team appeared to collide with him.

The blade of the opposing player’s skate cut Johnson in the neck.

“The Nottingham Panthers are truly devastated to announce that Adam Johnson has tragically passed away following a freak accident at the game in Sheffield last night,” the Panthers said in a statement Sunday morning.

“The Panthers would like to send our thoughts and condolences to Adam’s family, his partner, and all his friends at this extremely difficult time. Everyone at the club, including players, staff, management and ownership, are heartbroken at the news of Adam’s passing.”

According to a report from The Sun, Wolfe was in attendance at the game and reportedly ran onto the ice after Johnson was injured.

The South Yorkshire Police announced Monday that they are investigating the incident after being called to the arena on Saturday night.

“Our officers remain at the scene carrying out inquiries and our investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident remain ongoing,” the statement read.

“We would encourage the public to avoid speculation regarding the incident while we continue our inquiries.”

Johnson’s memory was honored across different leagues in the days following his death.

A moment of silence was held for him before the start of the Heritage Classic between the Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers on Sunday night.

Must Read