Chris White

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Brad Pitt's Hurricane Katrina homes are rotting, leaking and caving in

Walking around New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward neighborhood, people are still angry at the impact of Hurricane Katrina and how unprepared the city was for the massive storm nearly 13 years on. But now some of their wrath is directed at Brad Pitt and his charity Make It Right. After the levees of the city's industrial canal were breached, the Lower Ninth Ward of predominantly black and low-income families was decimated by the floods, with most houses swept away or left in ruins.

Former Scientologist says she 'was kicked out after being raped'

A former member of the Church of Scientology's elite Sea Org has told how the Church shamed, punished and ultimately kicked her out after she was drugged and raped as an 18-year-old. Most painful of all, in her darkest hour, Siberian-born Katrina Reyes who signed the Sea Org's infamous billion-year-contract at 11 years old, was betrayed by the one person she thought she could turn to: her mother. The Sea Org's rules concerning sexual contact effectively turned Katrina's rape into a crime.

Brother of 'The Co-Ed' serial killer Edmund Kemper breaks 40 year family silence

David Weber didn't celebrate when he was told that his half-brother Edmund Kemper had been denied parole last month. He just breathed a sigh of relief. For over 40 years, Kemper's relatives have been living in fear that one of America's most notorious serial killers might be released from prison and come after them. Speaking publicly for the first time, David Weber - a name he uses to protect his identity - tells DailyMail.com: 'He has this control over the family, and there's still anger over

Angelina built homes for Cambodia landmine victim and attended wedding

Saas Mean couldn't believe his luck. Before meeting Angelina Jolie, he was living in a makeshift chicken shed with other landmine victims and their families. Blinded, maimed and suffering horrific internal injuries, he'd been virtually left to die after stepping on a landmine in 1984. There was no care for people like Saas, who had been made a refugee during Cambodia's war ravaged years, at least until Jolie heard about the plight of landmine victims in 2000. The Oscar-winner helped transform

WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Doctor dragged from United flight breaks his silence to reveal he fears permanent brain damage and has STILL not heard from its CEO - but WOULD fly with them again

The United Airlines passenger dragged off a plane and drenched in blood after being knocked out by security reveals to DailyMail.com that he could have permanent brain damage. In his first ever interview, Dr David Dao tells his horrific story to DailyMail.com, and reveals the impact of the ordeal which caused worldwide outrage. Dao, 69, tells how he still cannot sleep properly, has little co-ordination and is unable to concentrate. The grandfather's biggest fear is that he will never recover

My fears for Doris Day: Confidante who spent 40 years with star speaks

The wide grin is the same, as are the big blue eyes that once captivated America. These intimate pictures give a fascinating glimpse of reclusive film star Doris Day, now 91, and her life after Hollywood, as unveiled by the man who cared for her for nearly 40 years. For the first time, Sydney Wood has opened up his treasured album of photographs from his time working for Doris – and revealed his fears for the woman once known as America’s Sweetheart. Sydney, 71, was the star’s personal assistant.

Muhammad Ali’s son shut off from dad, living in poverty

In 1986, when Muhammad Ali Jr. was 14 years old, his father, the greatest boxer alive, picked up the teen for a visit. “We got in the car, and I said I needed to stop for something to eat,” Ali Jr. recalls. “By the time I came back out, he was gone.” Ali Jr. called his father’s new wife, Lonnie, and said, “Daddy left me up here. I don’t know why he left me.” She said she’d tell him as soon as he arrived home.

'Terrible ringing in his ears and excruciating headaches': Chris Martin's secret ten-year hearing torment

Coldplay star Chris Martin has performed in front of millions of screaming fans since hitting the big time 12 years ago. But for the past decade we can reveal that the star has also been plagued with the excruciating ear condition, tinnitus. The seven-time Grammy winner was warned by doctors that the debilitating ringing in his ears – coupled with splitting headaches – could end his stellar music career.

EXCLUSIVE: Inside the town Scientology built - where Tom Cruise, John Travolta and Kirstie Alley rule with vast estates while Sea Org members live six-to-a-room and pay $100k to learn super powers

The anti-Scientology documentary Going Clear is shocking the world with its devastating insight into the inner workings of this most secret of religions. The lives of Scientologists, especially hardcore Sea Org members - the top of the Scientology food chain - seems like another strange universe. But for one area of Florida, Scientology's impact has been devastating. It's where it has built its headquarters and rules the place with an iron fist. The beautiful resort of Clearwater has millions

AMANDA KNOX EXCLUSIVE: There are no winners - only victims

Amanda Knox's acquittal for the murder of Meredith Kercher may have been greeted with cheers and fireworks in her home town of Seattle last week, but her supporters were quick to point out there have been no winners in this case - only victims. But writer Douglas Preston - who worked with the Knox family throughout the four years Amanda was in jail, to produce his book - says the battle has left her emotionally and financially broken. 'She is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder,' Douglas told last week. 'So many lies were said, and the online savagery directed at her - I’ve never seen anything like it. It will be really hard to lead a normal life after that.'

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Michael Parkinson: The deaf are discriminated against

As a boy growing up in a South Yorkshire pit village, Michael Parkinson would sit and play dominoes with his redoubtable grandparents after school. There was very little else he could share with them – no family anecdotes, no wartime memories, no tales from school – because they were profoundly deaf. "They had no connection with the outside world," he says. "The sadness was that my grandfather was a fascinating character but you couldn't get to him."

Ken Loach rejected music after granddaughter lost hearing

The film director Ken Loach has revealed he will not allow himself to listen to music because of his young granddaughter's deafness – and attacked "devastating" budget cuts to the NHS. Holly Loach, 11, lost her hearing after contracting meningitis when she was 13 months old. Describing the profound effect her deafness has, he said it "felt like a death in the family". In an interview with RNID, the UK charity taking action on hearing loss, Loach attacked proposed NHS budget cuts, saying Holly

EXCLUSIVE: 'You're to blame, not your son, you're just another Hollywood bulls****er': Heartsick dad of 19-year-old murdered by virgin killer blasts Hunger Games director on anniversary of SB massacre

The heartbroken father of a victim of Santa Barbara college killer Elliot Rodger has lashed out at the murderer’s dad telling him: You’re to blame for all this. Veronica Weiss was one of six students killed by mentally-ill Rodger, who went on a terrifying rampage at the University of California, Santa Barbara, in Isla Vista, almost one year ago. In an emotional interview with the Daily Mail, her father Bob Weiss said that he had no ill feeling towards Rodger, who wrote a 137-page manifesto ent
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