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Sandy Hook Elementary School in Monroe, Connecticut, attended by survivors of the 2012 shooting massacre, has been evacuated following a bomb threat.
The threat was called in to the school at about 9.30 a.m., Lieutenant Brian McCauley said.
Students were evacuated and taken to a nearby school where they will be reunited with their parents.
Sandy Hook Elementary School in Monroe, Connecticut, is attended by survivors of the 2012 shooting massacre (photo Reuters)
Lt. Brian McCauley said the school building and grounds were checked and no evidence of danger was found.
The school shares the name of the neighbouring school in Newtown, where Adam Lanza shot and killed 20 children and six adults in December 2012.
Survivors were eventually transferred to the school in Monroe.
Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown was demolished in October 2013.
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Duck Dynasty’s Phil and Miss Kay Robertson bought 21.5 acres of riverfront property in a show of commitment to their Louisiana roots.
Phil Robertson, 67, and Miss Kay, 63, purchased the land on the Ouachita River, Louisiana, before the Duck Dynasty patriarch’s suspension from the reality show by A&E following his anti-gay comments made in GQ magazine.
Phil and Miss Kay Robertson bought 21.5 acres of riverfront property in a show of commitment to their Louisiana roots
According to RadarOnline, the deed for the property said Phil Robertson and his wife paid $50,000 on July 17, 2013, for the plot of land.
Phil and Miss Kay Robertson have been living in a modest home in the backwoods of West Monroe, Louisiana, for years.
The home of Duck Dynasty’s family has become a huge tourist draw over the years.
On any given day the Official Duck Commander hometown tour takes visitors to 26 locations featured on the show, including the Duck Commander Store and Warehouse, Haskell’s Donuts, Debbie’s Snowballs, and Danken Trail.
Now, Monroe, Louisiana, is pulling out all the stops for some serious holiday festivities.
Throughout December there will be a host of events, which include meet and greets featuring the stars themselves, a massive laser light show-and lots and lots of camouflage.
Get involved in the fun on Saturday, December 14, as Monroe’s Downtown RiverMarket presents A Very Merry Commander Christmas – an event featuring appearances by members of the Robertson family.
Get working on growing out your beard and don’t pack your razor, as organizers hold a star of Duck Dynasty look-a-like contest.
On December 14, Monroe’s Downtown RiverMarket presents A Very Merry Commander Christmas, an event featuring appearances by members of the Robertson family
Get your game face on for the Duck Commander Duck Derby on the Ouachita River. In the afternoon, approximately 10,000 plastic ducks will float down from near the Endom Bridge for the duck race. Prizes will be awarded.
Later in the day, Louisiana’s favorite first family will serve as the grand marshals.
A boat flotilla will make its way to The Downtown RiverMarket, culminating in a laser light show and live music.
“The whole family is excited to ride down the river in the ‘Duck the Halls’ flotilla, and then for the grand finale, the night ends with the biggest laser light show our area has ever seen,” said Korie Robertson.
“It is going to be a great day for families to come out and enjoy.”
Not only is it guaranteed to be a fun day, Korie Robertson says she’s excited to be part of the event because it benefits the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana.
“Christmas is about family, giving to others, and enjoying time together, but most importantly, Christmas is about celebrating Jesus’ birth,” she said.
Monroe has more to offer this holiday season than A Very Merry Commander Christmas. Make your holiday trip complete with some Commander Christmas shopping.
You can visit the family’s new shop to find great, unique gifts for those on your list this year.
“Rebecca, our oldest daughter, and I just opened a fun new clothing and gift boutique, Duck and Dressing, that we are really excited about, and, of course, fans are always welcome to stop by our warehouse and visit the Duck Commander store,” Korie Robertson said.
You can even try Willie and Miss Kay Robertson’s recipes during your trip at Willie’s Duck Diner.
Korie Robertson says besides Willie’s, Cotton, is their go-to restaurant.
“It’s in downtown Monroe in a cool, old building that overlooks the Ouachita River,” Korie Robertson said.
“You have to try the duck wraps and the duck fat fries; so good!”
For a sweet snack, stop by Not Just Pie, where Korie Robertson recommends the delicious blueberry creme pie.
Mariah Carey shared a series of intimate snaps of herself joined by her daughter Monroe for a stroll down a stone walkway in complementary pink dresses.
Monroe, 23-month-old, joined Mariah Carey as the singer left for a taping of American Idol on Thursday afternoon.
Mariah Carey, 43, showed off a set of toned legs in a salmon mini dress with a fluttered hem, a khaki trench coat and metallic heeled sandals.
Monroe, 23-month-old, joined Mariah Carey as the singer left for a taping of American Idol
Monroe matched mum in a pink floral frock worn over a pair of blue jeans and accessorized with trainers, a hair bow and glasses in the same shade of pale bubblegum.
Mariah Carey wrote of her photogenic daughter: “Ms. Monroe walking me out #divaintraining.”
The singer added: “Hate leaving dembabies, be back soon!!!”
Earlier this year, Mariah Carey told Barbara Walters of her daughter: “I call her Miss Monroe, and that kind of dictated her personality. She’s a total diva. She’s into jewelry. She’s fascinated by jewelry.”
Later, the singer posted a photograph of herself reclining against a shelf, captioning it: “Off to mix my new single. #music=life (that’s not the song title ha ha).”
Though reportedly in the studio, Mariah Carey has not released an album since 2010.
Mariah Carey told Billboard of her latest effort: “It’s about making sure I have tons of good music, because at the end of the day, that’s the most important thing.
“Wherever we go with this project, I’ve tried to keep the soul and heart in it, with me obviously as the through-line.”
It looks like Mariah Carey may be grooming her daughter Monroe for a possible career as her make-up artist given this cute Instagram photo.
Mariah Carey, 42, uploaded an adorable set of photos of her 20-month-old daughter Monroe applying powder to her famous mother’s face.
The singer wrote: “Beauty school hour 01 lol.”
Missing out on the make-up lesson was Monroe’s twin brother Moroccan.
Meanwhile, Mariah Carey has been speaking about her infamous argument with fellow American Idol judge Nicki Minaj last year.
She said: “Anytime somebody’s reeling threats at somebody, you know, it’s not appropriate.
“I’ve got two babies… I’m not going to take any chances.
“I did hire more security. I felt it was the appropriate thing to do.”
Mariah Carey uploaded an adorable set of photos of her 20-month-old daughter Monroe applying powder to her famous mother’s face
Mariah Carey’s attempts to call their feud “one-sided” didn’t go down well with Nicki Minaj at the Television Critics Association panel of American Idol in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
The rapper hit back: “No, it wasn’t!. See? They don’t want a rising star, they want drama.”
The talent show’s producers denied that the feud between Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj is a publicity stunt.
Nigel Lythgoe, the show’s executive producer, said: “Whatever feuds there have been – and this isn’t just between Nicki and Mariah but Keith [Urban] and Randy [Jackson] as well – are genuine.
“Whenever you’re in this sort of passionate situation, these things happen.”
Mariah Carey seems to have a higher appreciation for the merry season now that she can share the cheer – and her lavish lifestyle – with husband Nick Cannon and their 20-month-old fraternal twins, Monroe and Moroccan.
Mariah Carey, 42, posted numerous candid snaps of Monroe and Moroccan, affectionately known as “Dem Babies”, enjoying their Aspen holiday Wednesday.
“MERRY CHRISTMAS from the Carey-Cannons!! Pictures from our most festive Christmas yet,” Mariah Carey tweeted to her 8.4 million followers.
The notorious diva and the America’s Got Talent host – dressed as Santa – looked ecstatically happy as they snuggled their toddlers before the Christmas tree littered with gifts at their tastefully rustic cabin in the wintry mountain town.
Nick Cannon, 32, clearly loves to lift his little girl in the air as he is seen doing so in two of the pictures, one of which reveals several opened presents under the Douglas Fir.
Among the numerous items visible on the floor were two luggage trollies, an Etch-A-Sketch, and a toy truck.
At their lavish black-tie birthday party earlier this year, the tots were gifted a toy Ferrari, rocking horse, and miniature white piano while celebrating at the Plaza Athenee in Paris.
Inside Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon’s magical white Christmas with twins Monroe and Moroccan
The two privileged tykes are often seen in designer duds playing on their parents’ grand piano, 1,000-thread count sheets, or taking a dip in their marble-tiled swimming pool.
Mariah Carey, whose net worth was estimated at more than $500 million last year, spares no expense when it comes to spoiling her brood.
However, most of the recent holiday pictures show the family indulging in mostly ordinary, wholesome holiday fun.
In several shots, the entire grinning clan is bundled up in fur-lined snowsuits enjoying a cuddle puddle on the snowy ground.
And while Mariah Carey accented her suit with a Louis Vuitton scarf and Nick Cannon wore a playful Scoobie Doo beanie – Roc and ‘Roe accessorized their suits with matching teddy bear scarves.
The twins could not hide their delight as they sat together in a red sled, and in one shot little Moroccan considerately pulled his sis along behind him.
The girly-girl made sure to matcher her soft pink snowsuit with her glasses frames.
Moroccan looked super-cute with a green star decoration stuck on his forehead and in another shot his famous parents propped him up behind the driver’s seat of a car.
Monroe also got glamorous in a classic red puffed-sleeve holiday dress with Peter Pan collar, matching pigtail bows, and white ruffled socks with black patent leather Mary Janes.
But in most of the shots the children are dressed for bed, with the boy comfortably splayed out on a bed in blue footie pajamas covered in woodland critters.
While Monroe was seen in green polka-dot PJs as she gave a stuffed reindeer decoration an affectionate hug.
Mariah Carey was last seen on Christmas Eve wearing a too-tight green leather jacket and high-heeled platform boots for one final shopping spree, while her husband and kids stayed at home playing Connect 4.
She will soon return to the set of the 12th season of American Idol, which premieres January 16, alongside judges Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban.
Mariah Carey is also working on her new album, due out in March.
Nick Cannon revealed wife Mariah Carey always tries to get out of changing their toddlers’ nappies.
The funnyman says Mariah Carey usually finds a way to make sure he is the one left holding the dirty diapers after 18-month old twins Monroe and Moroccan.
Speaking on Anderson Live, Nick Cannon, 31, told the show’s host: “It’s a good time! Right now, the kids run the house. We are just running and chasing after them and then my wife is being the diva that she is. I am trying to keep up with them.”
When the newsman asked if the Glitter favorite was “a big diaper changer” and “who changes the most?” Nick Cannon’s response was perhaps no surprise.
He gave a hearty laugh as he said: “Me,” raising incredulous guffaws from Anderson.
The America’s Got Talent host added: “I mean we all do it but for some reason I get that duty a little bit more.
“I am not scared of it. I go in, I put the gloves on. Real men change diapers!”
Nick Cannon revealed wife Mariah Carey always tries to get out of changing their toddlers’ nappies
While Anderson did not look too keen on the idea, his co-host Jane Velez-Mitchell gave a supportive grin.
Later the radio host spoke about of his wife’s reported feud with fellow American Idol judge Nicki Minaj.
He said: “Think it was what it was. A lot of theatrics and stuff.
“I guess I was a little disappointed in the producers because that’s not what American Idol is about.
“I felt like they fed off of it a little bit. You know, people are always going to have disagreements and stuff.
“Clearly you can see that they are a very intense judging panel but obviously everybody is interested in what the show is going to be about and my wife is the classiest and the strongest woman that I’ve ever met so she’s handling it the way she is supposed to handle it.”
Mariah Carey and her husband of four years Nick Cannon offered a candid glimpse into their home life with their fraternal twins, as they posted a series of snaps on the youngsters’ official website.
In the intimate pictures spanning six months, Moroccan and Monroe are seen flaunting their designer duds on a balcony, splashing in the posh pool, and getting snuggles from their doting parents.
In one amusing shot, little ‘Roc is seen covering his face while clad in Ralph Lauren, and little ‘Roe struts along in her diva shades and cute red dress featuring butterflies – her famous mother’s favorite insect.
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon offered a candid glimpse into their home life with their fraternal twins Moroccan and Monroe
Mariah Carey, 42, whose net worth was estimated at more than $500 million last year, spares no expense when it comes to spoiling her adorable toddlers.
At their lavish black-tie birthday party earlier this year, the tots were gifted a toy Ferrari, rocking horse, and miniature white piano while celebrating at the Plaza Athenee in Paris.
Mariah Carey also reportedly spent millions of dollars creating a luxurious nursery for her little ones, including Chelsea Sleigh cribs, Clara changing table, 24-carat gold and onyx sofa, diamond-encrusted iPods, and a flatscreen TV that comes down from the ceiling.
Mariah Carey and her 31-year-old presenter husband were inspired to name their son Moroccan after Nick Cannon proposed to her in a Moroccan-style room.
His twin sister Monroe was named in honor of the iconic singer, Marilyn Monroe.
Mariah Carey, who’s the third best-selling female artist in the United States, recently began work on the twelfth season of the Fox singing competition series, which will pay her $18 million to judge aspiring talent.
The singer with the five-octave vocal range was rumored to be already feuding with fellow judge Nicki Minaj, who is being paid $12 million as a judge.
TMZ reported that the so-called catfight erupted when the 29-year-old hip-hop starlet began to critique a contestant and Mariah Carey kept interrupting her.
Mariah Carey and husband Nick Cannon posted some intimate family photos to the website they set up especially for their twins Moroccan and Monroe.
One of the sweet snaps showed Mariah Carey, 42, cuddling up to the one-year-olds in a pool.
Mariah Carey had one arm wrapped around daughter Monroe while the other held onto Moroccan, who was floating in the water.
The singer looked relaxed and blissful as she closed her eyes and sported a huge smile for the shot.
Meanwhile Nick Cannon posted an adorable photo of Moroccan, who is nicknames Roc, to his Twitter as well as the website.
The image seems to show the tot following his dip in the pool, as he stands clutching onto the railing of the steps leading down to the water.
Mariah Carey had one arm wrapped around daughter Monroe while the other held onto Moroccan, who was floating in the water
Roc is sporting a white towelling robe with the hood up and Nick captioned the photo “Roc big pimpin in Italy!”.
And the picture is made even more cute thanks to the fact the robe is too big for him, and falls to the ground.
The trio are currently in Italy where they have been enjoying some fun in the sun, but Mariah Carey’s husband Nick Cannon has stayed behind in the US as he is currently hosting America’s Got Talent.
It hasn’t been all fun and games for Mariah Carey in the European country though, as she was also spotted hard at work while on a photo shoot in Capri last week.
Yesterday two pictures emerged of Mariah Carey’s 13-month-old twins, Monroe and Moroccan, as they hitched a ride on a red wagon, as well as their beaming mother.
Monroe and Moroccan looked absolutely adorable wearing matching white jumpers as they clung to either side of Mariah Carey’s slimmed-down figure in an image released by her fan site Team Mariah.
Mariah Carey, 42, carried her fraternal twins in a dark dress, black patent leather peep-toe heels, and bug-eyed sunglasses only a mega star could pull off.
Mariah Carey's 13-month-old twins, Monroe and Moroccan, as they hitched a ride on a red wagon
Her husband of four years, actor Nick Cannon, 31, shared the second image of little ‘Roc and ‘Roe riding in a red wagon near potted flowers on an outdoor patio.
“Ridin around and they gettin it!” Nick Cannon tweeted to his 3.4 million followers yesterday.
Riding “shotgun”, Monroe smiled in her hot pink tracksuit with brother Moroccan sat behind her in a striped hoodie and blue jeans.
Mariah Carey’s toddlers, also known as “Dem Babies” on their official website, are regularly seen wearing high-end Petit Trésor designer clothes.
The singer, whose net worth was estimated at more than $500 million last year, spares no expense when it comes to spoiling her ultra-cute babies.
At their lavish black-tie birthday party last month, the tots were gifted a toy Ferrari, rocking horse, and miniature white piano while celebrating at the Plaza Athenee in Paris.
Mariah Carey also reportedly spent millions of dollars creating a luxurious nursury for her little ones, including Chelsea Sleigh cribs, Clara changing table, 24-carat gold and onyx sofa, diamond-encrusted iPods, and a flatscreen TV that comes down from the ceiling.
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon’s twins, Moroccan and Monroe, celebrated their first anniversary in Paris with a get together most parents couldn’t even afford to dream of for their toddlers.
Mariah Carey, 42, and her husband, Nick Cannon, 31, held a luxury bash inside Plaza Athenee decking out the kids – known affectionately as “dem babies”- in angelic outfits.
While their little girl, Monroe donned a silky white dress with floral pattern detail and a bow in her hair, their son Moroccan channeled his father’s attire.
Despite his young age Moroccan was already looking handsome as he wore a smart ivory suit just like his daddy.
In a snap released by their star parents, both tots looked well behaved at the gathering as they were toted around in the arms of their guardians with pacifiers in their mouths.
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon’s twins, Moroccan and Monroe, celebrated their first anniversary in Paris
The set-up seemed to be an extravagance, with blue and pink star-shaped balloons in the background and wine glasses on the tables of the hotel suite.
Plastic cups would be more appropriate at a get-together for children but it was only the best treatment for Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon’s offspring.
Custom-made French pastries, plenty of toys and confetti were present on Sunday, according to People magazine.
It’s not entirely a surprise that they went all out for precious duo.
Nick Cannon told the publication last month that they planning something big.
He said: “We’re going away. We’re taking a break. It’s going to be exciting. We’re doing something special and something unique.”
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon made their trip to Europe a double celebration as the event also fell on their April 30 anniversary.
The couple renewed their vows on Friday for the fourth time in the City of Love, heading for the Eiffel Tower and donning white again to do so.
Shortly after Beyonce and Jay-Z presented the first photos of their daughter Blue Ivy, Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon got in on the act, tweeting an awe inspiring photo of their twins, Monroe and Moroccan.
Mariah Carey posted the photo showing the nine-month-old girl and boy wearing white jumpers, while posing on a bed.
The singer tweeted the picture of the smiling children with a link redirecting her followers to a website devoted solely to the babies.
It was accompanied by the message: “New #DemBabies picture @ http://www.dembabies.com, first one from 2012 🙂 LYM!!”
Monroe and Moroccan, who Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon refer to as “dem babies”, were born on April 30, at a Los Angeles hospital.
Mariah Carey posted new photos showing her nine-month-old twins Monroe and Moroccan wearing white jumpers, while posing on a bed
Mariah Carey, 41, has previously admitted that pregnancy was tough on her, saying: “My body went through so much – you have to keep those twins in as long as possible, but it’s a sacrifice you make for them.”
Mariah Carey is now a spokeswoman for the Jenny Craig weight loss programme and has dropped more than 30 pounds.
In December, Mariah Carey débuted her first Jenny Craig commercial.
Now she is stepping behind the camera to direct the diet company’s next commercial.
Mariah Carey is also teaming up with Jenny Craig to support the American Heart Association’s healthy living initiative.
The singer will produce a new public service announcement for the American Heart Association that débuts this month.
“I’m so honored to be a part of this,” she said recently.
“It’s more than just about losing weight-it’s about raising consciousness. I was very surprised to learn that every 34 seconds someone has a heart attack, but it doesn’t have to be this way.”
“By living just a little healthier, you can make a difference,” Mariah Carey added.