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'Twas Trending

Published:Monday | June 13, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Wilmer Valderrama, left, and Demi Lovato
This January 2015 booking photo released by the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office shows Brock Turner.
Brock Turner a former Stanford University swimmer who received six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman. Dan Turner, Brock's father has ignited more outrage over the case by saying his son already has paid a steep price for "20 minutes of action" and said in a letter to the judge that the conviction of his son, on three felony sexual assault charges has shattered the 20-year-old, who has lost his appetite.
Wiz Kalifa and Amber Rose.

From break-ups to RIPs, we have the details of all that happened last week in this week's 'Twas Trending.


Demi Levato and Wilmer Valderrama are no more

Singing sensation Demi Levato and actor Wilmer Valderrama have decided to call it quits after six years. And when social media got wind of the break-up, they were devastated. The couple claims they have become more like best friends and less like lovers, so they will always be in each other's lives. Let hope this is a 'firestick' that will soon reignite.


Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa are officially divorced


There's no turning back for rapper Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose, who have made their divorce final. And, based on the prenup signed before the marriage, Amber is entitled to only $1 million. These are some serious times.


RIP, Muhammad Ali


Boxing legend Muhammad Ali fought his last fight last week when he lost the battle to septic shock and the whole world mourns his passing. Muhammad Ali, RIP.


Stanford rape case


Social media went into a frenzy when Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner was sentenced to only six months in prison for rape. The case which began last year immediately dominated the attention of the media.

The victim penned a heartfelt 13-page letter explaining the details of the night and how she felt about the incident. Many expressed outrage, with some playing the race card for the cause of his reduced sentence, saying that if this were a black man, he would have been given the maximum sentence. Let's pray for the victim and hope that somehow she gets closure and is able to put this tragic incident behind her.


Fallen soldiers


Last week, when it was revealed that The Gleaner had lost not one, but two hard-working and dedicated journalists, everyone was overcome with grief. Glenroy 'Sinco' Sinclair and Gary Spaulding were both stalwarts and true professionals in the journalsim community. Members of the fraternity and readers took to social media to express their condolences. They will surely be missed. May their souls rest in peace.


NBA fever


Things are heating up in the world of basketball as the defending champions Golden State Warriors again battle Cleveland Cavaliers for the title. The battle is on! Have you picked your winner yet?