11:30 PM EDT 05/20/2013
Originally posted 05/20/2013 07:35PM
A monstrous tornado at least a half-mile wide roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods and destroying an elementary school with a direct blow as children and teachers huddled against winds up to 200 mph. At least 51 people were killed, and officials said the death toll was expected to rise.
The storm laid waste to scores of buildings in Moore, Okla., a community of 41,000 people about 10 miles south of the city. Block after block lay in ruins. Homes were crushed into piles of broken wood. Cars and trucks were left crumpled on the roadside.
The National Weather Service issued an initial finding that the tornado was an EF-4 on the enhanced Fujita scale, the second most-powerful type of twister.
More than 140 people were being treated at hospitals, including about 70 children. And search-and-rescue efforts were to continue throughout the night.
Originally posted 05/20/2013 10:30PM
The final four couples performed three routines each on Monday's Dancing with the Stars. By the end of the night, one pair were in the lead with a perfect score for all three dances.
Originally posted 05/20/2013 09:45PM
Michael Douglas is hard at work in Cannes to promote his HBO film, Behind the Candelabra, but he is ready to be back home with his wife, Catherine-Zeta-Jones, who just completed her ongoing treatment for Bipolar II disorder.
"She comes home tomorrow," he told PEOPLE on Monday. "She's doing a really good job of getting balanced. I'm proud of her."
The actress, 43, entered treatment for the second time in April as Douglas, 68, was beginning to generate praise for his role as the flamboyant piano player and vocalist, Liberace.
Originally posted 05/20/2013 09:25PM
Justin Bartha has a reason to celebrate!
The Hangover Part III star, 34, is engaged to personal trainer Lia Smith, PEOPLE has confirmed.
"They're very happy," a source says of the pair, who was first publicly linked this past New Year's Day when they were photographed in Smith's native state Hawaii, where they were "very cute" and affectionate, according to an onlooker at the time.
Originally posted 05/20/2013 09:10PM
There's going to be some girl power on The X Factor this fall!
Kelly Rowland and pop sensation Paulina Rubio will join Demi Lovato and Simon Cowell at the judges table when the show returns, FOX announced Monday.
"It's taken more than a decade, but I'm delighted to finally be on a panel with three girls (I think!)," Cowell said in a statement. "Paulina and Kelly both have great taste and massive experience in the music industry and together with Demi, this is going to be a fun panel. It just feels like the time to do something different."
Rowland, 32, was a judge on the U.K. version of the show. "I am very excited to be reuniting with Simon Cowell and The X Factor family,” said Rowland in a statement. "It feels great to be able to take this journey here at home in the States!"
Originally posted 05/20/2013 08:00PM
Who's going to take home the coveted mirror-ball trophy?
The top four couples on Dancing with the Stars – Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough, Alexandra Raisman and Mark Ballas, Zendaya and Val Chmerkovskiy, Jacoby Jones and Karina Smirnoff – are hitting the ballroom one last time Monday night in hopes of earning high scores from judges and lots of votes from viewers to win the competition.
And the competition is fierce! Kellie and Zendaya have been clear frontrunners from the beginning, while Alexandra has also scored big and Jacoby is finishing strong, charming the judges and picking up enough votes to make it to the finale.
We want to hear from you about Monday's show. Share your thoughts on Twitter @peoplemag and we'll post the best Tweets right here.
Originally posted 05/20/2013 07:05PM
The honeymoon is over – but they look as in love as ever!
Keira Knightley and her new husband, James Righton – who tied the knot May 4 in an intimate ceremony in Mazan, France – are back in London after their honeymoon in Corsica.
While away on the Mediterranean island, the couple enjoyed the sand, surf and sailing as well as each other's company.
Originally posted 05/20/2013 06:40PM
Clearly, Lauren Conrad's dog prefers to cap off a ruff day at the office the same way you do: with a nice, relaxing bubble bath.
The fashion expert's most recent canine addition, Fitz – whom she adopted last year – gets the spa treatment in a photo she shared on her blog.
But the bath isn't just for Fitz's enjoyment, explained the mom-of-two dogs, 27.
Originally posted 05/20/2013 06:15PM
If a picture's worth a thousand words, just how much can we infer from these GIFs of Taylor Swift?
Originally posted 05/20/2013 05:45PM
Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek died Monday in Rosenheim, Germany after a long battle with bile duct cancer, his rep confirms to PEOPLE. He was 74.
Manzarek is best known as a founding member of the classic rock band The Doors, along with John Densmore, Robby Krieger and the group's charismatic (and controversial) frontman Jim Morrison.
"I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of my friend and bandmate Ray Manzarek today," Krieger said in a statement. "I'm just glad to have been able to have played Doors songs with him for the last decade. Ray was a huge part of my life and I will always miss him."
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