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POP Video: Bully Gets Bullied, and Both Kids Get Suspended

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-by Mike Finkelstein

It’s a viral video that has taken the internet by storm:

A young Australian boy, sick with being bullied, takes his bully and throws him to the ground. (And as you’ll see by the video below, it’s pretty intense…)

After seeing such a video, my first instinct was support for the kid.  He tried to stay calm, and the bully kept going, so you do what you have to do: fight back.  However, the school board apparently doesn’t feel the same way.

According to TMZ, a family member of one of the kids said that the bully was suspended for twenty-one days following the incident and the kid being bullied was suspended for 4 — since he was violent as well.

If that turned you off a  bit, just know that sources say the kid who was being bullied is handling the media attention surprisingly well — and is “very happy” he’s received so much support.  The kid on the receiving end of the vicious body slam did not suffer any serious injuries … despite the fact he came off the ground with a severe limp.

Bully, posted with vodpod

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Brian Balthazar Hosts Miss Mississippi USA, Crowning First Black Winner In the State’s History

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Miss Mississippi USA crowned its first African American winner in the organization’s 67-year history.

What an amazing night I had hosting Miss Mississippi USA in Tunica, Mississippi. First of all, I am always impressed by the women competing. They work hard on their education, spend countless hours doing public service work, and many of them have already formed their own charity initiatives before they’ve even hit 22 years old.

But this one was particularly special because Asya Branch was crowned Miss Mississippi – a beautiful, bright young woman. She will go on to compete in the Miss USA in Nevada later next year.

Branch has dedicated her platform to helping children with a parent in prison. Her own father has been incarcerated more than half of her life, and she has spent those years fighting the stigma and judgement that can come with it.

She told the Clarion Ledger in 2018, “I want to empower people all throughout our state. Not just women, but young children, young men, young adults. Just anyone, young or old, I want to leave some sort of impact in their lives.”

Here is the moment she discovered she won. And yes, that’s my voice there making the announcement!

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POP Video Flashback: In 2005, I Was Santa’s Elf At Macy’s For A Day

In 2005, a younger, idealistic me spent the day at the amazing Macy’s Santaland, under the name “Peppermint Stick.” It was a great time, and the kids were both funny and adorable. (The ones I didn’t scare.) Some of them are applying for college now.

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WHERE DOES THE TIME GO??? In 2005, a younger, idealistic me spent the day at the amazing Macy’s Santaland, under the name “Peppermint Stick.” It was a great time, and the kids were both funny and adorable. (The ones I didn’t scare.) Some of them are applying for college now.

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VIDEO: POP On Kathie Lee and Hoda! Two Drinks, Four Stories, One Bad Gilbert Gottfried Impersonation.

All that and more in four deliciously crazy minutes.

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B on KLG and HodaIt is always an absolute blast to go visit with Kathie Lee and Hoda. For today’s Buzz segment, I had two drinks, shared four stories, and made multiple bad jokes. All in about four minutes!

Thanks so much KLG and Hoda!!!
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