New York man nearly decapitated father in alleged Zoom-call slaying, report says

A Long Island man who allegedly knifed his father to death while his dad was chatting on Zoom nearly decapitated him, a report said Friday.

Thomas Scully-Powers, 32, allegedly confessed to police after the afternoon killing in Amityville on Thursday, it was revealed in court, Newsday reported.

“He kept breathing, so I had to keep stabbing him,” Scully-Powers told police, a prosecutor said at his arraignment Friday, according to Newsday.

The son used several knives in the attack and sliced his father’s throat to the bone from ear to ear, prosecutors reportedly said.

He also admitted to stabbing his father several times in the chest, then turning him over and plunging a knife into his back, according to the report.

The victim, 72-year-old Dwight Powers, was found dead at the home he shared with his son on Dixon Avenue after other participants on the video conference called 911, police said.

Scully-Powers jumped out of a window to avoid arrest, but was captured a short while later trying to wash himself off with Dr. Pepper stolen from a nearby deli, Newsday reported.

He was ordered held without bail and at his arraignment on murder charges, the newspaper reported.

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Robert Pattinson Nearly Burned Down His House While Microwaving Pasta

Like Us, Robert Pattinson is experimenting with cooking while in quarantine amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. However, his attempt at creating his own pasta dish nearly destroyed his London home.

The Lighthouse star, 33, who is on the cover of GQ’s June 2020 issue, revealed to the publication that last year he entertained the idea of starting his own pasta business that would give the Italian staple “the same kind of fast-food credentials as burgers and pizzas.”

The London native added: “I was trying to think: ‘How do you make a pasta which you can hold in your hand?’”

Though Pattinson admitted his plans have stalled after an unsuccessful meeting with a restaurateur in Los Angeles, the Twilight star still conceived of a brand name for his product, a soft little moniker that kind of summed up what he thought his pasta creation looked like: Piccolini Cuscino, which means “little pillow” in Italian.

Additionally, the actor hasn’t given up on his pasta-making dreams. “Yesterday I was just googling, I was going on YouTube to see how to microwave pasta,” he said, before admitting that the pantry staple has no place in the microwave. “It’s really actually quite revolting,” he quipped. “But I mean, who would have thought that it actually makes it taste disgusting?”

Still, at one point during the interview, which features photos that the Remember Me star took himself while quarantined in London, Pattinson attempts to create his Piccolini Cuscino — a microwaved pasta dish using noodles, Corn Flakes in place of breadcrumbs, a lighter, pre-sliced cheese and “any kind” of sauce.

After he microwaved his pasta for eight minutes, things really took a turn for the worse. “I found after a lot of experimentation that you really need to congeal everything in an enormous amount of sugar and cheese,” he explained as he layered sugar and cheese on a baking tray lined with aluminum foil. “It really needs a sugar crust.”

Apparently unaware that aluminum foil will spark when put in a microwave, Pattinson placed the tray inside the appliance (after setting a glove on fire, no less) and “a lightning bolt” erupted from within. “Yeah, I think I have to leave that alone,” he admitted.

The defeated star noted: “I literally did this yesterday. And now it’s just impossible. It’s going to look like I can’t cook at all.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Pattinson spoke about his diet for The Batman — the upcoming flick in which he will play the titular role. Though production has shut down amid the coronavirus pandemic, the actor is preparing for the day he will be able to head back to set.

“I’m essentially on a meal plan for Batman. Thank God. I don’t know what I’d be doing other than that,” he said. “I’ll have oatmeal with, like, vanilla protein powder on it and I will barely even mix it up. It’s extraordinarily easy.”

The Water for Elephants star added: “Like, I eat out of cans and stuff. I’ll literally put Tabasco inside a tuna can and just eat it out of the can.”

Pattinson acknowledged that his current food preferences are “weird,” explaining with a laugh, “[I] just sort of eat like a wild animal. Like, out of a trash can.”

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Joe Biden rakes in nearly $3 million at California Zoom fundraiser

Joe Biden isn’t letting the coronavirus stop him from asking for big bucks to underwrite his White House bid.

Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee and President Barack Obama’s vice president, showed up at three virtual fundraisers this week, including a California event Friday night that netted him at least $2.7 million, an insider told CBS News. He has held 20 virtual fundraisers since March 20, the network reported.

More than 775 Biden backers ponied up sums ranging from $100,000 to $500 for Friday’s Zoom session; the money goes to the Biden Victory Fund, signed off on by both the campaign and the Democratic National Committee.

The call featured a conversation between Biden and California Gov. Gavin Newsom, who officially endorsed the presidential candidate. Former Obama 2008 campaign manager David Plouffe served as moderator.

“You get it, and you’ve gotten it done over the course of decades,” Newsom told Biden. “You’ve been on the frontlines of fighting against poverty, ignorance, and disease. You have a deep compassion and empathy; you see the world from other people’s eyes.”

Biden spoke about the devastating economic toll of the COVID-19 lockdown, promising he would roll out a detailed recovery plan in the coming weeks.

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Jessica Simpson nearly ‘nailed’ by baseball while lounging in a bikini

Jessica Simpson‘s poolside outing came to a splashing halt on Sunday.

While lounging on a raft in a bikini, the “Open Book” author, 39, revealed 6-year-old son Ace channeled his inner-MLB star from afar with nearly disastrous results.

“Attempted gettin’ some sun and my son smacked a home run from the driveway that almost nailed me in the face,” Simpson posted to Instagram. “Proof is in the splash. Needless to say, I got off the mat.”

When Simpson isn’t swimming around in quarantine, she and her family — including her husband Eric Johnson, 40, and her daughters, 7-year-old Maxwell and 1-year-old Birdie — are posing in their cozy Easter best and recreating 17-year-old photo shoots.

Earlier this month, the pop star parodied her Rolling Stone “Housewife of the Year” cover from 2003, trading in her panties, tank top, and high heels for sweats and slippers instead.

“Housewife of the Year looks a little different these days,” Simpson captioned the side-by-side snaps on social media.

Simpson has kept a positive outlook amid the coronavirus crisis while leaning on her faith.

“I have had many prayerful moments in these last few weeks of uncertainty and it is in these moments I feel true peace and pure connection to hope,” she posted in March.

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