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The death of Naya Rivera at 33 years old has left many people in shock six days after she was first reported missing on Wednesday, July 8.
The Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed on Tuesday that the body found in California’s Lake Piru was Rivera. “The cause of death is drowning and the manner of death is accident,” they said in a statement. Her body was identified by “dental comparison.”
According to Us Weekly, Rivera went swimming in Lake Piru with her 4-year-old son Josey Hollis Dorsey last Wednesday when she went missing.
“It is believed that Naya and her son were swimming in the lake near the boat and as they were getting back into the boat, her son made it into the boat and Naya went under water and did not resurface,” the sheriff’s department explained.
Authorities began a “large-scale search and rescue operation” for the Glee actress, but called off their search around 10 p.m. due to “darkness and safety” concerns. Ventura County Sheriff’s Department spokesperson Captain Eric Buschow explained that Josey, who Rivera had with her ex-husband Ryan Dorsey, was found with a life vest around 4 p.m. on Wednesday.
“There was another vest on board the boat for an adult, so it looks like she was not wearing a vest,” Buschow explained to Us. “He was found on the boat by a passerby. He was found fast asleep on the boat by himself. I can only imagine the family is going through a traumatic experience right now.”
Rivera’s breakout role was as Santana Lopez on Glee, however, she got her start in the entertainment industry at a much younger age. The actress and singer appeared in various sitcoms throughout the ’90s starting with The Royal Family starring Redd Foxx and Della Reese. She went on to make appearances in shows like Family Matters, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Smart Guy.
Tahj Mowry, who played the lead role of T.J. Henderson in Smart Guy, paid tribute to Rivera before her body was found, revealing that she was his “first” in many aspects of his life.
“We grew up together. We became adults together. We experienced so many firsts together,” Mowry wrote in a moving Instagram post. “You were my first experience with everything; love, intimacy, heartbreak. We broke each others hearts and then mended them back together…more than once. I will never not think of you.”
Jackée Harris, who starred in The Royal Family and in other celebrated sitcoms like Sister, Sister, also made a post about Rivera last week, writing, “Prayers up for the lovely Naya Rivera. We starred alongside one another in her very first television series, The Royal Family, and I’ve watched her career blossom ever since. Please God, don’t cut this life short.”
Now that Rivera’s body has been identified, even more sitcoms stars have sent their condolences on social media.
In honor of the full moon on Wednesday, Oct. 20, Paris Jackson stripped down to her underwear for a “ritual” with her friends, including the 23-year-old model Alexandra Shipp. On Instagram, Paris wrote, “Thank you mother moon,” alongside a picture featuring the friendly coven’s backsides.
Paris Jackson And Her Coven of Friends
One of Paris’s photographs showed the girls posing topless, captioning it, “‘Tis the season.”
Singer Lavender says Paris recently formed the group to mark the beginning of a new lunar phase.
“Thank you sisters for letting me lead my first full moon ritual,” Lavender wrote on her Instagram account. “Feels incredible to have this sweet and special new coven. A group of such spiritually aware, incredible women. Thank you for patience over my fumbling.”
Lavender explained that there was nothing dark about the ritual in a comment saying they were simply “thanking the moon.”
Paris Jackson: Naked Under A Full Hunter’s Moon
Paris Jackson and her friends participated in a ritual under the full moon on Wednesday – and then shared photos from their experience online.
During the ritual, a group of five posed smiling while surrounded by candles and notebooks.
Moon rituals can help manifest a dream, call forth a companion, vanquish an enemy or seal an old wound, according to ancient practices. Jackson and her coven of friends appear to have been prepared to utilize the full power of the moon, but nudity is encouraged but not required.
Paris Jackson Banishes Everyone and Everything No Longer in Alignment with Her
As part of the ritual, participants are encouraged to write down everyone and everything that “no longer aligns” with their highest form of self. They read it audibly before closing the ceremony with an exuberant shout: “Be gone!”
It is unclear whether Jackson and the group performed this ritual although they did provide details if anyone wished to participate.
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Nicki Minaj and her husband Kenneth Petty took a flight across the country this weekend, traveling from Los Angeles to New York to get a taste of home. The rapper and her partner were childhood friends and they met in their Queens neighborhood, returning to hang out with some friends this weekend.
The rapper and her husband were pictured alongside nearly a dozen of their buddies from old times, snapping up in front of a local mural. Nicki smiled in the shot, while literally everyone else pulled off a mean mug. Nicki’s fans have been celebrating her return to Queens, noting that it’s nice to see that she still respects her hometown and goes back when she can.
Some videos that surfaced online showed the rapper arriving in the hood with her bright pink Rolls-Royce, making her presence known as she stepped out in her casual outfit.