A man was forcibly removed from a United Airlines flight on Sunday night (April 9) and celebrities are horrified by the video circulating of the incident.
Passengers had already boarded the flight when United staff told them they needed four volunteers to give up their seats for United employees who needed them.
When no one volunteered, United staff reportedly chose “volunteers” at random. A spokesman for United says that four people were chosen by the computer at random and three of them left the plane. When the fourth wouldn’t deplane, law enforcement was called.
Video from the flight shows the man being ripped out of his seat by officials while other passengers expressed their outrage. The man’s head allegedly hit the armrest and you can see blood dripping from his mouth while the cops drag him down the aisle of the plane by his arms.
The man who was forcibly removed from the plane identified himself as a doctor who needed to see patients on Monday.
“We followed the right procedures,” United spokesman Charlie Hobart told the Associated Press. “That plane had to depart. We wanted to get our customers to their destinations, and when one gentleman refused to get off the aircraft, we had to call the Chicago Police Department.”
“Flight 3411 from Chicago to Louisville was overbooked,” the company said in an official statement. “After our team looked for volunteers, one customer refused to leave the aircraft voluntarily and law enforcement was asked to come to the gate. We apologize for the overbook situation. Further details on the removed customer should be directed to authorities.”
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Paul Wesley is such a gentleman!
The Vampire Diaries actor met up with ex-girlfriend Phoebe Tonkin at Madeo Restaurant on Thursday night (March 6) in West Hollywood, Calif., and he made sure to open the car door for her after they made their exit.
Phoebe looked stylish after having just attended a dinner hosted by Chanel with some of her girlfriends, including Bella Heathcote and Teresa Palmer.
“Thank you @chanelofficial for a beautiful dinner and thank you to these beauties for the company and the cuddles and the ravioli #thegabriellebag #cococrush,” Phoebe shared on Instagram.
Phoebe and Paul also met up at a farmers’ market last week after confirming to JustJared.com that they had broken up after nearly four years together the week before.
It looks like Katherine McNamara was excited to have Paul Wesley as a director on Shadowhunters!
The 21-year-old actress recently snapped a cute selfie with him while on set shooting the episode.
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“Welcome to the Shadow World, @paulvedere! So great working with you!” she captioned the Instagram photo.
Paul is directing the 16th episode of the season. We can’t wait to see it!
Also pictured: Kat braves the cold and chats on the phone while out and about on Sunday (March 26) in Toronto, Canada.
Are Paul Wesley and Phoebe Tonkin back together already?
The former couple was seen chatting and walking around the farmers market together on Sunday morning (March 19) in Los Angeles.
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It’s unclear if they are back together or just friends, but Paul and Phoebe recently called it quits after nearly four years of dating.
“They are still good friends,” a source said at the time. “The relationship just ran its course.”
They met on set of The Vampire Diaries during season three. Paul was previously married to Pretty Little Liars actress Torrey DeVitto.
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Stelena fans, you may want to read this.
The Vampire Diaries executive producers Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson both confirmed that had Nina Dobrev not left the show in season six, Stefan and Elena probably would have found heir way back together romantically.
“I wanted to see if there was a way to bring Stefan and Elena back together one more time,” Julie told TheWrap.com. “But Nina left the show and that sealed Delena in for life.”
Kevin told Deadline, “I always thought it would be Stefan and Elena. They were sort of the anchor of the show, but because we lost Elena in Season 6, we couldn’t go back. You know Nina could only come back for one episode – maybe if she had came back for the whole season, we could even have warped back towards that, but you can’t just do it in 42 minutes.”
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In case you missed it, the Delena proposal was cut from the series finale.
If you’re still upset over that shocking death during The Vampire Diaries finale, this may ease some of your pain.
Executive producer Kevin Williamson explains that the writers talked about a lot of different scenarios before deciding – SPOILER ALERT! – Stefan (Paul Wesley) was the one who had to die.
“Oh, everyone was supposed to die. There were so many conversations in the writers’ room,” Kevin told TVGuide.com. “Everyone had these great ideas. I’m only sad that we couldn’t put everything in there because it was only 42.5 minutes. But there were so many possibilities. It was very important for us not to kill Bonnie (Kat Graham). Bonnie should not have to die for Elena’s happiness. It was this conversation of, ‘Oh, Bonnie can go be with Enzo (Michael Malarkey) because that’s exactly what she would want.’ Like, no. That’s not what Enzo would want. Bonnie needs a full, rich life. She needs a happy ending. So that was important to us, so we couldn’t kill Bonnie.”
“And we can’t kill [Matt, Zach Roerig], because if he’s lived this long as a human, he needs to continue on,” Kevin explained. “If we were going to kill him, it had to have been in Season 4. You can’t do it in Season 8. It was really between Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Stefan. You know, we got rid of Katherine. We killed Katherine. We knew we were going to take her out. There was a conversation that Damon and Stefan both died. And then there was a conversation that it just ended with Damon killing Katherine and saving the town and saving everyone. For me, where the story was when I came in and got involved, Stefan had just been the Ripper for a long period of time and killed Enzo. And the only way for him to come back from that, I felt, was to kill him. That’s why he had to die.”
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In case you missed it, this is who Elena was originally supposed to end up with!
Was last night’s series finale of The Vampire Diaries the best of the best?
During the finale, we said goodbye to one very important character and stars Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley explains how he truly felt of the ending.
“It’s not the ending that Paul and I always thought we would get — just the two bros in some Speedos on the beach drinking some rum,” Ian joked with EW after the finale aired. “These things are hard to write. You obviously want to pay off an audience for going on a very long journey with you.”
He adds, “The writers themselves want to pay off their own artistic integrity. And so it’s invariably difficult to satisfy everyone, and that’s what I find so interesting about the endings of TV shows that people go on and on and on discussing. You’re never going to satisfy an entire populous of people. The interpretation that you leave is what you leave. This is the end of our show.”
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The ratings have been revealed for the series finale episode of The Vampire Diaries and the show reached its best numbers in over a year!
1.19 million people tuned in to see how the show wrapped up and it received a 0.5 demo rating, which means that 0.5% of all television equipped households in the 18-49 age range were watching the show.
The ratings marked a 58-week high in the total audience and a 54-week high in the demo, according to TV Line.
We’re still trying to process everything that happened in the episode!
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