The Walking Dead’s Khary Payton Has a Beautiful Message About THAT Gut-Wrenching Death

Big spoilers for the most recent episode of The Walking Dead below!

I can give you a long list of characters on The Walking Dead who I would’ve rather seen bite the dust on Sunday night than Shiva. That’s right — King Ezekiel’s beloved pet, a massive tiger the former zookeeper has had throughout the apocalypse, dies a brutal, tragic death in season eight‘s fourth episode, «Some Guy.»

Shiva’s death didn’t exactly come as a surprise, given the sad scene is a near-identical re-creation of a similar moment from the comics, but it still hurt. No one put up with Ezekiel’s over-the-top monologues quite like she did, and now the days of her dramatic sneak attacks are over. Why can’t we have one good thing, AMC? Why?

We may still be mourning the end of the fiercest CGI cat in history, but we’re not alone. Khary Payton, the actor who brings Zeke’s larger-than-life persona to life each Sunday, spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about the death of his digital costar. After calling the loss of Shiva the removal of a «rare beauty [from] this dark, apocalyptic world,» he explained why she’s been so vital to his character’s arc:

«That’s the symbol she carries for Ezekiel. She’s the symbol and embodiment of the Kingdom itself. Who knows how many tigers there are left in the world? At least in [The Walking Dead world], she is a rare creature. I think he felt that way about the Kingdom. It’s a rare place. Seeing that symbol that got him through the early stages of the apocalypse, that was the breakdown for me. It’s all she represented. I wasn’t just thinking about a CGI character necessarily. I was thinking about the embodiment of this rare and beautiful thing he had willed himself into believing could happen.»

All I can say is that if Jerry goes next, AMC will have hell to pay.

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Taylor Swift’s Sneakiest Message of the Day Was Hidden Right in Her Shoes

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Taylor Swift rarely does anything without intention — whether it’s picking an outfit or writing a song, it seems that the performer’s every move is laden with implications. So when Taylor shared a fleeting snap of her Victoria’s Secret branded socks during a Nov. 10 Instagram takeover, we immediately began to think about what it could mean . . . and it seems to be a clue about the singer’s next big move. Namely, performing at the upcoming Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.

Here’s the Instagram Stories photo in question, where you can clearly see the «PINK» on Taylor’s sock:

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Leading up to the release of Reputation, rumors swirled that Taylor would perform at the 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Considering that Taylor performed at the show in 2013 and is close friends with several VS models like Lily Aldridge and Martha Hunt, it’s not too crazy of an idea! So Taylor’s sock is merely another drop in the bucket of hints that she’ll be performing on the runway with the Victoria’s Secret Angels again — but rocking her new, confidently petty persona, not as «the old Taylor.» (She’s dead!)

«Look What You Made Me Do» has a perfect catwalk beat, and Taylor would absolutely rock the VS stage. And with ex-boyfriend Harry Styles as another rumored performer for the annual show, there’s some potential for drama — which you know could inspire an excellent song.

We’ll have to tune in to find out whether Taylor’s sock was actually a deliberate hint or if she’s just a fan of the brand! In the meantime, you can catch us analyzing every lyric from her new album.

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Chinese Celtics Fan Had A Message For The Ball Family

With the news of LiAngelo Ball trying to jack some Louis Vuitton sunglasses in China coming out early in the week, along with Lonzo Ball coming across the country to play in Boston on ESPN in primetime, all the stars aligned for this Chinese Celtics fan to bring some major heat with his sign game last night.

And this man showed up prepared. He wasn’t coming with one measly sign to roast the Ball family. He rolled into the TD Garden with at least 3 different signs going after Big Baller Brand. And there may be more that we haven’t even seen yet.

Pregame he started with a little light with the “Big Burglar Brand” joke, then got a little more to the point as the game went on.

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Eventually, it became it a straight up message to the Ball family. “Stop stealing from my people”.

All the respect in the world to this guy. If you have hate in your heart let it out, man.

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Nicole Kidman Sends Keith Urban a Sweet Message For His 50th Birthday

Nicole Kidman celebrated Keith Urban‘s 50th birthday with a heartfelt message posted on her Facebook page. «Happy birthday to my husband, best friend, lover, baby daddy and the greatest man in the world,» the Big Little Lies actress wrote along with a black and white photo of the two. «We are so lucky that you are ours. Love you from Nicole Mary, Sunday Rose & Faith Margaret xx.»

Nicole and Keith tied the knot back in June 2006 and are the proud parents of two adorable daughters, Sunday and Faith. Although the couple rarely share photos of their children, they aren’t afraid to show their public displays of affection for one another.

Kidman, who has been making the most of 2017, recently praised her husband following that Alexander Skarsgard kiss at the Emmys. «I’ve got an amazing, supportive, gorgeous husband who I love more than anything in the world,» she said. Something tells us Keith is feeling the love thanks to her sweet birthday shout-out.

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Miley Cyrus Moves a Las Vegas Shooting Victim to Tears With a Surprise Message

The mass shooting at Las Vegas’s Route 91 Harvest Festival left the country completely devastated earlier this month, but one thing that continually gives us hope is the people who step forward to make a difference. One of those people has been Miley Cyrus. After performing a moving tribute to the victims with Adam Sandler on The Tonight Show, the «Younger Now» singer sent a special message to Katrina Hannah, a concertgoer who was shot in the neck and shoulder when gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire on Oct. 1.

Katrina is one of Miley’s biggest fans, so when a news reporter said they had an extra surprise for her during an interview, she was overcome with emotion when Miley’s video message started to play. Watch the video above to see how amazingly strong Katrina is and how incredibly thoughtful Miley is.

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Selena Gomez Gives Her Little Sister an Empowering as Hell Message in Adorable Video

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Selena Gomez is making sure her little sister, Gracie, grows up to be a powerful woman. The 25-year-old recently posted a video on Instagram of her younger sibling telling her «I’m not scared,» to which Selena responded, «I know, because you’re fearless, right? You’re not scared of anything, right?» Gracie then gives her a high five to top off the cuteness.

Selena, who is currently dating The Weeknd, expanded on their adorable pep talk in the caption, writing, «I will forever let my sister know she is strong, bold, and beautiful. She will be raised to know her voice matters. She is going to understand the importance behind being a leader and inspire others by her truth.»

Gracie is Selena’s younger sister on her mother’s side. Mandy Teefey shares the 4-year-old with her husband, Brian Teefey. A few months after Gracie was born in 2013, Selena spoke to E! news about how overjoyed she was to have a little sister. «Gracie is five months old, she’s adorable,» she said. «I’m obsessed with her and becoming a big sister . . . I know I’ve had the responsibility to be a role model for girls but, when you have a little sister of your own, you kinda think, ‘OK, this is legit.'» This clearly still rings true for Selena.

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Demi Lovato Congratulates Ex Joe Jonas on His Engagement With a Sweet Message

Demi Lovato is really happy for her ex Joe Jonas. Shortly after he announced his engagement to Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner on Instagram, the «Ruin the Friendship» singer sent them a sweet message in the comments. «HUGE CONGRATS,» she wrote. «Sooooo happy for the both of you!» Demi and Joe briefly dated in 2010, but have remained good friends since their split. She even opened up about the moment she fell in love with him while they were filming their hit Disney Channel original movie, Camp Rock, during a recent YouTube video for her documentary Simply Complicated.

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Marc Anthony Burns Donald Trump So Bad With a Powerful Message About Puerto Rico

Marc Anthony had some choice words for President Donald Trump on Sunday, and we think his one simple tweet spoke volumes. After the 71-year-old spent the weekend tweeting about NFL players who were taking a knee during the national anthem at games, Marc called him out for focusing too much on that instead of recognizing the catastrophic damage left in Puerto Rico, a US territory, after Hurricane Maria.

The tweet, now liked over 155,000 times and retweeted more than 66,000 times, was the perfect response to Trump’s lack of hurried action to help the island. On the other hand, Anthony has been actively urging his fans across his social media platforms to donate to United for Puerto Rico to help with hurricane relief and even partnered with ex-wife Jennifer Lopez and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to send help and funds.

On Sept. 24, the singer posted a touching message on Twitter that will make you shed a tear (or a lot of them). «We will never quit. I also know that in moments like this, it’s easy to get desperate and you feel like you are alone, you’re not. We are on our way and we’re going to come out of this stronger than ever so hang in there,» he said while getting choked up. «Help is on it’s way. I think about you 24 hours a day. We are working hard 24 hours a day. Trust me, we are on our way. I love you guys. Stay strong.»

Trump first tweeted about the disaster on Sept. 20 when the hurricane made landfall in Puerto Rico.

After news broke that Hurricane Maria left 90 percent of the island without power, the president didn’t comment — until Sept. 26, right after Anthony’s savage tweet. After a few vague tweets where he mentioned Puerto Rico’s current national debt, he very quickly went back to tweeting about the NFL.

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Kevin Durant Ran Into Dion Waiters At The Eagles-Redskins Game, Gave Him A Message

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We already know that emotions were high at the Eagles-Redskins game because James posted those videos earlier,  and after all, it’s Eagles-Redskins. Now comes video of Dion Waiters running into his old teammate Kevin Durant outside FedEx Field after the Eagles took care of Kirk Cousins and HTTR.

I’ll give both of these guys credit, they’re loyal to their hometown teams. Waiters was born and raised in Philly. You already knew KD’s ties to D.C.

As for today’s meeting, KD had a message for Dion, who was in his Eagles gamer, after taking the L.

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Kevin Bacon’s Anniversary Message For Kyra Sedgwick Is So Deliciously ’80s

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If you can believe it, Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick have been married for almost three decades now. The adorable couple celebrated their 29th wedding anniversary over the weekend, and the actor gave his wife a special shout-out on social media. Kevin posted a hilarious throwback photo of the pair on Instagram, writing, «Happy day to my life love @kikkosedg #29years.» In the snap, the actor, whose one nipple basically captures your attention immediately, has his arm around Kyra, who is sporting a massive ’80s hairstyle. This also isn’t the first time the two, who are parents to daughter Sosie and son Travis, have shared their love with fans. In 2015, Kevin posted a throwback wedding photo to mark their 27th anniversary.

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