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About Erika Watts

Erika Watts is a former teacher, now stay-at-home-mom and contributing writer for WebProNews. When she isn’t busy navigating parenthood and writing, she enjoys watching college sports and reading. Follow Erika on Twitter @erikawatts83, Pinterest or
Arizona Shooting Range Instructor Shot By 9-Year-Old; Should Kids Be Allowed to Handle Guns?

A shooting range instructor from Arizona died on Monday after being shot accidentally by his 9-year-old student. Charles Vacca was training the girl to use an Uzi. In a time when many lawmakers are trying to tighten gun control measures, …

Sarah Silverman Reportedly Brings Pot to Emmys

It’s hard to make it through any awards show without someone making a goof, whether it is Jennifer Lawrence tripping or someone’s nipple popping out in a wardrobe malfunction, and last night’s 2014 Emmys was no exception. This time the …

Benedict Cumberbatch Rocks the Ice Bucket Challenge

There has been no shortage of celebrities posting videos of themselves doing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge over the past couple of weeks, and now Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch has joined the ranks. The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is used …

Denver Broncos Kicker Receives Four-Game Suspension

This football player’s timing couldn’t be worse–Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater will be suspended for four games for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. Prater has been with the Broncos since 2008 and was selected to the 2014 Pro Bowl …

Kirk Cameron Talks About Celebrity Standards and New Film

It’s no secret that former Growing Pains star Kirk Cameron isn’t your run-of-the-mill Hollywood celebrity. Among other things, the conservative actor is very outspoken about his Christian beliefs, which he touched on in an interview with Fox 411 while he …

Westboro Baptist Church Plans to Picket Robin Williams’s Funeral

Even though the plans for Robin Williams’s funeral haven’t be released, as the family wants a private service, the controversial Westboro Baptist Church has announced that the group will picket the beloved comedian’s funeral. This group is known for protesting …

Bill Cosby Brings Up Birthday Sex on ‘Tonight Show’

Bill Cosby appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday and showed us that his age certainly hasn’t caused any drop off in his sense of humor. Besides giving Fallon a hard time about impersonating him, the former …

Robin Williams’s Wife Says He Had Parkinson’s Disease

Days after the devastating news that actor and comedian Robin Williams committed suicide was released, his wife Susan Schneider revealed that her husband had been recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. This is the same disorder that celebrities Michael J. Fox …

Kevin Ward Sr. Questions Tony Stewart Over Crash

Just days after NASCAR driver Tony Stewart struck and killed 20-year-old driver Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car race, Ward Jr.’s father speaks out. Kevin Ward Sr. took Stewart to task in his comments regarding his son’s death and …

Tony Stewart Hits and Kills Race Car Driver [VIDEO]

NASCAR driver Tony Stewart hit and killed another driver during a 25-lap race at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in New York on Saturday night. Police are investigating the incident and report that Stewart is being completely cooperative. The incident that took …

Shoppers Break Out Window to Free Kids From Hot Car

We have seen far too many headlines this summer about kids who were hospitalized or died after being left behind in a hot car. Despite all of these headlines, some parents and caregivers still haven’t gotten the wake-up call, as …

Oscar Pistorius Breaks Silence With Three Tweets

Just days after the Oscar Pistorius murder trial was adjourned, the Olympian broke his silence on Twitter. Ever since being charged with the murder of his girlfriend back in February 2013, with the exception of a single tweet, the South …

Robin Thicke Hits New Low With Flower Promotion

It’s possible that Robin Thicke hasn’t hit rock bottom yet with his desperate public attempts to win back wife Paula Patton, but he’s close. Really close. Following poor sales for his new album Paula, Thicke has now partnered up with …

Reggie Bush’s Wedding Takes Place This Weekend

Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush is tying the knot with partner Lilit Avagyan over the weekend. Bush and Avagyan are getting married in San Diego at The Grand Del Mar, which is where NBA player Lebron James got married …

Aziz Ansari Rags on Transformers Movies on Twitter

If you aren’t terribly excited about Transformers: Age of Extinction, then you aren’t alone as Parks and Recreation star Aziz Ansari is less than enthusiastic about the fourth Transformers flick as well. Maybe you’ve vented about Hollywood putting out yet …

Waffle House Tip: Waitress Finally Receives $1,000 Tip

Waffle House waitress Shaina Brown was stunned when a customer left her a $1,000 tip on his credit card on Mother’s Day. Unfortunately for Brown, the mom to three is just now getting her hands on the cash due to …

Chaining 6-Year-Old Son: Man Accused of of Child Abuse

A Utah man has been accused of child abuse after it was discovered that he had chained his 6-year-old son to a bed. Police in Logan City arrested 28-year-old Sammie Lee Hodges on four charges of child abuse after the …

Bowe Bergdahl Claims Taliban Repeatedly Tortured Him

There has certainly been a lot of controversy surrounding President Barack Obama’s decision to exchange five Taliban leaders from Guantanamo for Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl. While some people are questioning how smart–and legal–of a move it was on Obama’s behalf …

LeVar Burton Works to Bring Back ‘Reading Rainbow’

If you remember the days of LeVar Burton hosting the PBS show Reading Rainbow, then your childhood was awesome. Unfortunately, most of the kids in elementary school now can’t say the same, and Burton is looking to change that. Burton …

Jenga Cat: This Game Playing Kitty Has Skills [VIDEO]

If you’ve ever gotten annoyed when playing Jenga because your big, clumsy hands are constantly causing that tower to fall over, then you’re really going to be frustrated when you see that a cat can play Jenga better than you. …

Depressed Goat Reunites With Burro Friend [VIDEO]

In a heartwarming story that will show you just how strong the emotional bond between animals can be, a depressed goat ended his hunger strike after being reunited with his burro friend. That probably sounds more like the twisted plot …

Will Ferrell Impresses in Drum-Off Against Chad Smith on ‘Tonight’

If you just happened to flip over to The Tonight Show on Thursday, you may have thought you were seeing double at first as lookalikes Will Ferrell and Chad Smith, the drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, appeared on …

Happy Meal Mascot for McDonald’s is Nicknamed “McScary”

Have you always thought that Ronald McDonald was a bit on the creepy side? If so, you aren’t alone, and now it appears that McDonald’s has taken creepy to a new level with their new Happy Meal mascot named “Happy.” …

Baby 11-Story Fall: Child Survives Fall from Balcony

In what can only be described as a miracle, a baby survived an 11-story fall from the balcony of an apartment building in Minneapolis. Fifteen-month-old Musa Dayib is believed to have slipped through the rails of his family’s apartment balcony, …