This puppy is stealing the show from Kate Upton, a cause worth fighting for

Hungry for more Bobby Brown and not worried about color? Check out this cute video of Benny, the adorable golden retriever chocolate elf that made an appearance on Ellen this week. On the foodie Ellen show, Benny’s owner, Jackie Roach, who’s from California, whipped up some “Dangerously Delicious” cupcakes for Ellen. The special treats didn’t end there, though. Roach broke a bowl of M&Ms and shattered their adorable wrapper. Benny adorably stole a couple of the sweets back, picking out one himself. There’s no sign of a second helping in this video. You can read about this little dog and his adventures here.

In an effort to boost support for medically assisted euthanasia in one of the country’s most liberal states, a California woman is actively looking for doctors willing to carry out a doctor-assisted suicide.

Attorney Leah Sevcik, a 49-year-old from Southern California, wishes to die in her home state. And she’s been actively working toward getting doctor-assisted death rules put in place in California for a few years now.

Sevcik’s famous niece, Kate Upton, recently became the target of vehement critics for her role in this case. After one death educator on her YouTube channel said that Upton’s name was being used to “elevate” legal training for people wishing to end their lives and that she “needs to get the hell out of here” and that “she doesn’t understand anything,” people began vowing to withhold donations to her next book or film.

Of course, most of the publicity for this topic has been generated by Sevcik’s niece. But her attorney, Philip Dengler, explains, “The fact is Leah doesn’t want her name used by anyone who is involved in this … In fact, if she had her way, she would see legal assistance be provided for people in her state who want to end their lives using this method.”

In a video posted to YouTube, Sevcik admits to sharing the pole in her gym in order to practice her pole dancing technique in case her two dogs are exposed to the harsh sun in her home. She also has several active living rooms with rocking chairs, but no dogs. She is “100 percent confident” that a physician will provide her with medical aid in dying, and that she does not believe that this freedom is being taken away from anyone in California. “I would describe myself as a progressive, liberal, down-to-earth, peaceful person,” she says. “I don’t think there’s anyone I know who can live without this. I think this is a rights issue … No, absolutely not.”

Sevcik also hopes to one day be known as “The Most Nonprofit, Most Enlightened Disabled Person.” But she assures that because she has tremendous problems with the pain she suffers from the degenerative spinal disorder Focal Cerebral Atrophy and her legs, she has stayed active by starting a karate school (where she stands above her students), by traveling to support groups in other parts of the country, by playing softball with a totally artificial leg, and by dancing when she feels comfortable.

The person who refused to donate a kidney to Kate Upton should be ashamed, and she hopes, one day, to offer that kidney to someone in need of a break, too. Here’s to one more awesome wish in the states of California and Oregon for Rachael Goldberg, the Texas-born model who became the first transgender cheerleader to cheer on the Buffalo Bills.

Whether people will see it and appreciate it remains to be seen. In a recent study, she notes that three of 10 female cheerleaders had experienced some type of backlash, such as being demeaned, disrespected, or bullied by their teammates. In a follow-up interview she said that having a transgender cheerleader really did give the team a different perspective, and that it did bring awareness to the way one is treated by others. But the very fact that she was a cheerleader earned her a lot of enemies. “I would never say that when I was on the team, and I never want to.”

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