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In Case You Missed It: Tom Cruise injures himself during a stunt for 'Mission: Impossible 6;' 94-year-old man installs pool for kids; Bruno Mars to donate $1 million to Flint water crisis

94-year-old Keith Davison watches the neighborhood children play in his new backyard pool. [Photo from video]

[Photo from video]

94-year-old Keith Davison watches the neighborhood children play in his new backyard pool. [Photo from video]

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Weekends are great for unwinding, and maybe even unplugging for a little while. Here's what trended that you might have missed if you weren't on social media the last couple days.

Tom Cruise injures himself while filming a stunt for Mission: Impossible 6

Tom Cruise is currently in London filming the six installment of the "Mission: Impossible" franchise and the 55-year-old actor is famous for insisting on doing his own stunts.

But on Sunday, he fell short of a big leap between builldings and appears to have injured his leg.

Video originally obtained by TMZ and released on Sunday shows Cruise attempting to jump from one ledge of a building onto another while strapped in a safety harness. When he falls short, his body slams into the side of the structure. 

He pulls himself up on the roof and starts limping heavily. He eventually is pulled back to the rigging on the harness and is led off camera, staggering and being partially held up by the crew.

The extent of his injuries are still unknown. 

Man, 94, installs pool for neighborhood kids after wife dies

A 94-year-old man from Minnesota added quite the addition to his backyard.

After Keith Davison's lost his wife, Evy, to cancer in 2016 after a marriage of 66 years, he needed to fill the void.

"You just can't imagine what it's like," Davison told KARE 11. "You cry a lot. That's just the way it is, because she's not here."

After a while the quiet and loneliness became too much and Davison decided to install a 32 foot-long, 9 foot -deep pool in his backyard.

It's not quiet at his house anymore. 

Now, dozens of neighborhood children come to swim in the pool practically every day.

And Davison? He enjoys the show from a lawn chair. 

Bruno Mars announces $1 million donation to Flint water crisis victims during Michigan concert

Bruno Mars paused his concert in Michigan Saturday night and told the audience the money they paid for tickets was going to a good cause.

The singer announced he is donating $1 million from the concert to aid those affected by the Flint water crisis. He told the crowd at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit that he and Live Nation would redirect funds made from the concert to the charity Community Foundation of Flint.

The 31-year-old performer told the audience to stand together and not forget the people who continue to be affected by the water disaster.

"As people, especially as Americans, we need to stand together to make sure something like this never happens in any community ever again," he said in the speech.

Flint switched water sources in 2014 and failed to add anti-corrosive agents in an effort to cut down costs. As a result, lead from the old pipes leached into the water supply.

Mars' Auburn Hills performance is part of his sold out world tour in support of his latest album, "24K Magic," which recently reached double platinum status.

 

 

 

[Last modified: Monday, August 14, 2017 9:51am]

    

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