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"The Emoji Movie," Tom Cruise & Tyler Perry are the winners, er, losers at 2018 Razzies

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By Andrea Dresdale

Sony Pictures AnimationOn Sunday night, the best of Hollywood will be saluted at the 90th Annual Academy Awards. But Saturday night, Hollywood’s worst was highlighted at the 2018 Razzies.

The Razzies, or Golden Raspberry Awards, have been “awarding” the worst movies and performances for 38 years. This year’s big winner, er, loser was The Emoji Movie, which was named Worst Picture. It’s the first animated movie to win in that category.

The Emoji Movie‘s director, Anthony Leondis, was named Worst Director, and the film also scored the Worst Screenplay trophy.

In addition, it won for Worst Screen Combo, for “Any two obnoxious emojis.”

Tyler Perry was named Worst Actress for his signature role as Madea in Boo! 2: A Madea Halloween, while Tom Cruise was named Worst Actor for The Mummy. Mel Gibson was named Worst Supporting Actor for Daddy’s Home 2, while Kim Basinger won Worst Supporting Actress for Fifty Shades Darker.

And speaking of Fifty Shades Darker, it won for Worst Remake, Rip-off or Sequel. The Special Rotten Tomatoes Award, aka The Razzie Nominee So Bad You Loved It, went to Baywatch.

This year’s Razzies also included an “In Memoriam” montage. But instead of showing showbiz luminaries who’d passed away, it showed photos of everyone who’s been accused of sexual misconduct or harassment this year, including Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Louis CK, Russell Simmons, Bill Cosby, James Franco, Jeremy Piven, Dustin Hoffman, Casey Affleck and even President Trump.

The montage ended with the words, “Very sorry, but we won’t be missing you — or your kind.”

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Rescuers dig-up snowboarder hit by avalanche on mountain

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Obtained by ABC News(OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif.) — A tip of a snowboard peeking out from smothering avalanche snow helped rescuers at the Squaw Valley Ski Resort find and dig up one man.

Following an avalanche on Friday, rescuers found the clue and carefully dug by hand and shovel — they managed to find the man alive and lucid.

In a video capturing the moment, a woman in pink snow pants can be seen wiping fresh snowflakes off the trapped snowboarder’s beard.

One rescuer can be heard saying, “Keep digging around him.”

Another offered praise for the person who managed to make out the nose of a snowboard and ultimately the find the survivor’s whereabouts saying, “Whoever spotted that snowboard sticking out there — good job.”

The avalanche crashed down as a blizzard set in bringing heavy wind gusts around the Sierra Nevada mountain range.

When it hit, according to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, five people were stranded on the Squaw Valley Ski Resort.

One man was transported to a hospital after suffering a lower body injury, another was treated for injuries and released and three others escaped the incident unharmed.

Only hours before the avalanche, sheriffs discovered the body of a missing snowboarder identified as 42-year-old Wenyu Zhang, of nearby Rocklin, California.

Zhang, according to the sheriff’s statement, was wearing a helmet.

The cause of his death is “undetermined.”

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Secret Service responds to man who shot himself near White House

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iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Secret Service on Saturday responded to reports of a man who shot himself near the White House.

The incident happened along the North White House fence line, the Secret Service said in a statement. There were no other reported injuries related to the incident.

President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump were at Mar-a-Lago, Trump’s private club in Palm Beach, Florida, at the time, but returned to Washington, D.C., later Saturday afternoon.

The president was briefed on the shooting.

“We are aware of the situation,” said White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders in a statement.

Law enforcement sources told ABC News the man who apparently suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound did not breach the fence line. The unidentified man’s condition was not immediately known.

The Secret Service did not fire any shots, the sources said. A firearm was recovered at the scene.

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Central Michigan University student used father's gun to allegedly kill parents

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iStock/Thinkstock(MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich.) — The gun that a Central Michigan University student allegedly used to kill his parents on campus Friday belonged to his father, who was an Illinois police officer, officials said.

The student, 19-year-old James Eric Davis Jr., was found along train tracks north of the campus in Mount Pleasant shortly after midnight Saturday, following an hourslong manhunt. He was arrested without incident.

However, the student appeared to be suffering from hypothermia and was “not making a lot of sense,” said Central Michigan University Police Chief Bill Yeagley. Davis Jr. was taken to a local hospital, where he remained under custody Saturday morning, Yeagley added.

“The investigation has many, many more hours,” Yeagley said at a press conference Saturday. “We are not at all done.”

Authorities recovered a weapon at the scene of Friday’s shooting, which Yeagley said was a gun registered to the suspect’s father, Bellwood Police Officer James Davis Sr. It was unknown whether the firearm was the father’s service weapon or if the father had brought the gun to campus when picking up his son on Friday.

Davis Sr. and his wife, Diva Jennen Davis, were the victims in the shooting, officials said.

Bellwood Mayor Andre Harvey told reporters he grew up with Davis Sr., who had been a family friend and a part-time police officer with the department for more than 20 years. He described Davis Sr. as an “outstanding officer” who was “loved by all here at the Village of Bellwood,” and his wife as a “wonderful woman.”

“James Davis touched everybody’s lives in the Village of Bellwood in a positive manner,” the mayor told reporters Friday night.

The parents have at least two other children: an older son and a younger daughter, according to Harvey.

Police had contact with the suspect Thursday, when he claimed someone was trying to hurt him, but he provided only “extremely vague” details. Officers ultimately were not able to identify any risk, Yeagley said.

Later on Thursday, when officers were responding to an unrelated incident at a high-rise building on campus, they saw Davis Jr. in the hallway with numerous suitcases and bags. He was acting and speaking in a way that was “not reasonable or logical,” and the officers suspected drugs might be involved, Yeagley said.

The student called his parents, and one of the officers spoke to his mother, explaining the situation. The mother also expressed concern that drugs could be involved, and told the officer that she and her husband would come to campus immediately.

Davis Jr. was ultimately transported to a local hospital for observation, where he stayed overnight until his parents picked him up Friday morning. Then they drove their son back to campus, where students were moving out for spring break.

A witness spotted Davis Jr. holding a gun as he walked from a parking lot on campus and into Campbell Hall. Investigators have collected video and photos supporting the witness’ statement, Yeagley said.

It’s unclear whether a university staff member or officer was monitoring the entrance of the residence hall when the suspect came in with the weapon. But Yeagley said it wouldn’t be “unusual or surprising” if no one was at the door, given it was spring break move-out day and students were coming in and out with their parents.

Davis Jr. walked upstairs to the fourth floor of Campbell Hall, where he allegedly shot and killed his father and his mother. He then fled the scene on foot.

Authorities last saw Davis Jr. on surveillance video on Cherry Street alongside a railroad track, before they ultimately apprehended him, Yeagley said.

No students, faculty or staff were injured in the incident Friday, according to the university.

Charges against Davis. Jr. are pending.

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