Your Must-See News Headlines for Today, September 15

NOAA Tropical Storm Humberto as of Saturday evening.

The recently battered Bahamas were hit by some dumping rains from Tropical Storm Humberto, which is projected to become a hurricane later this week. Find out what’s in the forecast going forward.

Bill Maher and late-night host James Corden spar over the topic of “fat shaming,” and the theft of a solid gold toilet in England is causing quite the commotion.

Here’s what you need to know in the daily roundup.

TOP STORY: Tropical Storm Humberto Delivers Rain to Bahamas, Projected to Become Hurricane

Just two weeks removed from the devastation of Hurricane Dorian, the Bahamas were dealt some major rain from Tropical Storm Humberto on Saturday. However, other than slowing down some recovery efforts, Humberto was not a major threat. Officials discontinued the tropical storm warning late Saturday.

According to the Associated Press, the storm briefly shuttered a couple of small airports, sent people in damaged homes to seek shelter and threatened to interrupt the distribution of sorely needed supplies including food and water.

A Sunday morning update from the National Hurricane Center said Humberto was moving away from the Bahamas. It was currently about 135 miles north of Great Abaco Island and 175 miles east of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Forecasters say Humberto will likely become a hurricane at some point Sunday as it moves away from the Bahamas and the U.S. coast. That being said, it isn’t expected to threaten land by the time it grows to that strength.


WHAT’S BUZZING THAT HAS EVERYONE TALKING: James Corden Spars With Bill Maher Over Fat-Shaming Comments


New Rule: The Fudge Report | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)Subscribe to the Real Time YouTube: itsh.bo/10r5A1B In his editorial New Rule, Bill calls on Americans to take control of their health and address the growing obesity epidemic. Connect with Real Time Online: Find Real Time on Facebook: facebook.com/Maher Find Real Time on Twitter: twitter.com/RealTimers Find Real Time with Bill Maher Official Site: itsh.bo/HttKcM. Find…2019-09-07T04:23:43.000Z

James Corden is not happy with Bill Maher’s latest comments that urged the public to “bring back fat shaming.” Recently on his HBO show “Real Time,” Maher discussed obesity and revealed his thoughts.

“We have gone to this weird place where fat is good. It’s pointing out that fat is unhealthy, that’s what’s bad,” Maher said. “Fat shaming doesn’t need to end. It needs to make a comeback. Some amount of shame is good.”

Corden took issue with Maher’s comments and used his own struggle with his weight to drive home his point.

“There’s a common and insulting misconception that fat people are stupid and lazy and we’re not,” Corden said. “We get it. We know that being overweight isn’t good for us and I’ve struggled my entire life with trying to manage my weight and I suck at it.”


James Corden Responds to Bill Maher's Fat Shaming TakeAfter seeing a segment on "Real Time with Bill Maher" addressing obesity rates in the United States, in which Bill's thesis is that fat shaming needs to make a comeback, James Corden felt compelled to respond with a different perspective. Simply put, fat shaming hasn't gone anywhere and is perhaps the worst approach to a…2019-09-13T05:09:09.000Z

“We’re not all as lucky as Bill Maher,” Corden continued. “We don’t all have a sense of superiority that burns 35,000 calories a day… Fat-shaming is just bullying and bullying only makes the problem worse.”

The “Late Late Show” host then delivered the mic drop, saying: “While you’re encouraging people to think about what goes into their mouths, just think a little harder about what comes out of yours.”

Maher has yet to respond to Corden.


OFF-BEAT: Solid Gold Toilet Worth $1M Stolen From Blenheim Palace

Somebody has a new golden throne to sit on — and it’s an expensive one.

An 18-karat solid gold toilet that is reportedly worth more than $1 million was stolen on Saturday at Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Winston Churchill. The toilet is a piece of art that is titled “America” and was previously on display at the Guggenheim in New York.

“We can confirm ‘America,’ the art piece by Maurizio Cattelan has been stolen in the early hours of this morning. We are saddened by the extraordinary event, but also relieved that no one was hurt,” the palace tweeted on Saturday.

The toilet is still missing but it also left behind quite the mess since it was functional.

“Due to the toilet being plumbed in to the building, this has caused significant damage and flooding,” Jess Milne, the officer overseeing the investigation, said.

The palace owner, Edward Spencer-Churchill, touted that the it would be extremely hard for someone to steal the golden loo, noting that it would have a unique defense.

“Firstly, it’s plumbed in and secondly, a potential thief will have no idea who last used the toilet or what they ate. So no, I don’t plan to be guarding it,” Spencer-Churchill told the Times newspaper in August.

A 66-year-old man has been arrested in connection to the crime.


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CHECK THIS OUT

A previously unseen post-credits scene from the original Iron Man movie shows that the Marvel Cinematic Universe was almost very different than it turned out to be.

In a newly revealed clip from Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury character arrives to invite Tony Stark/Ironman to help build the Avengers. However, in the unreleased version, Fury teases at some big additions.

“As if gamma accidents, radioactive bug bites, and assorted mutants weren’t enough, I have to deal with a spoiled brat who doesn’t play well with others and wants to keep all his toys to himself.”

Those are references to the Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man and the X-Men, which would have have been a huge change to the landscape of the MCU. Various rights issues between movie studios have kept heroes like the X-Men out of the MCU — although that’s set to change — and a recent spat between Sony and Marvel has sucked Spider-Man out of the movie universe as well.

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