Boy, 2, Remains Trapped in Well After 5 Days: 'We Hope and Trust He Will Be Alive,' Authorities Say

Boy, 2, Remains Trapped in Well After 5 Days: 'We Hope and Trust He Will Be Alive,' Authorities Say

Rescue workers are racing against the clock to save a 2-year-old boy who plummeted at least 30 stories down a well in Spain five days ago.

Earlier this week, authorities expected to reach Julen Rosello in the deep borehole in Totalan by Friday. However, the area’s complicated terrain has slowed rescue efforts, now authorities say the operation could take a few more days, reports Reuters.

“The priority now is the works on the vertical tunnel,” a spokeswoman for Malaga’s regional government said. Rescue workers plan to dig an intersecting tunnel to reach Julen.

Julen fell down the well on Sunday while out for a picnic with his family in the town, off of Spain’s southern coast, according to the Associated Press. Julen likely wandered away from his parents that afternoon and slipped into the hole.

He cried as he fell more than two dozen stories and has not been heard from since, according to the Washington Post. The incident has garnered global attention, with dozens of people gathering in the area to support Julen’s family and hope for his safe rescue.

“The terrain’s geology is complicated, and that’s slowing down the works,” Angel Garcia, leader of the search-and-rescue operation, said on Friday, according to the AP.

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Despite the ordeal stretching nearly a week, officials said they are hopeful that the toddler is alive.

“We are not going to stop even for a minute until he is rescued from there,” María Gámez, a government official in Malaga, said, according to Spain’s El Pais. 

“No one on the team doubts that we will find him and we hope and trust he will be alive.”

More than 100 firefighters and emergency workers have been looking for the boy since Sunday. But the hole is too narrow for any adult to enter, according to the AP.

Rescue teams sent a robotic camera down the well on Monday, but even it was too big for the hole, only making it 229 feet below the surface before being unable to go any further, according to NBC News. And an attempt to widen it failed earlier this week after crews hit hard rock.

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Blake Griffin and Ex Brynn Cameron Settle Palimony Lawsuit Nearly a Year After Filing

Blake Griffin and Ex Brynn Cameron Settle Palimony Lawsuit Nearly a Year After Filing

Blake Griffin and ex-fiancée Brynn Cameron have settled their lawsuit nearly one year after she filed against the NBA star.

Griffin, 29, and Cameron, who share two young children — son Ford Wilson and daughter Finley Elaine — requested that the court dismiss the “entire action of all parties and all cause of actions,” according to court documents obtained by The Blast. The move signifies that the pair has come to an agreement.

Last month, on Dec. 18, the request filed by mother of two Cameron’s lawyers for dismissal with prejudice was granted, E! News reports, and on Friday, a notice of entry of dismissal and proof of service was filed by Griffin’s legal team.

A representative for the basketball player did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

In February 2018, Cameron, 32, sued Griffin for palimony, claiming he abandoned her and their children to pursue a relationship with ex-girlfriend Kendall Jenner.

In the lawsuit filed on Valentine’s Day, Cameron alleged that the Detroit Pistons player “had no problem” trading her, “his former fiancée and mother of his two children, for reality television star Kendall Jenner.”

Cameron, a former basketball player at the University of Southern California, alleged Griffin “cared more about the glamour of dating a Hollywood celebrity than the day-to-day responsibilities of being a father and a family man.”

She claimed that she and Griffin had planned to get married on July 28, 2017, but that Griffin blindsided her with a prenuptial agreement a month before the wedding. They postponed the wedding, and Cameron said Griffin “immediately embarked on a high-profile affair with Jenner.”

Griffin responded to the lawsuit in April, denying the allegations. The documents requested that Cameron’s complaint “be dismissed, with prejudice and in its entirety.”

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This past August, the former couple settled their custody battle.

“The recent reports of the financial details of the child support agreement between Blake Griffin and Brynn Cameron are inaccurate,” Griffin and Cameron said in a joint statement to PEOPLE.

“Both sides have settled am

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Wells Adams Slams Claims Sarah Hyland Will Buy Her Own Engagement Ring: I'll Use 'My Bank Account'

Wells Adams Slams Claims Sarah Hyland Will Buy Her Own Engagement Ring: I'll Use 'My Bank Account'

Wells Adams is hitting back at critics who said that his girlfriend, Sarah Hyland, will have to pay for her own engagement ring. 

The 34-year-old reality star, who appeared on The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise, set the record straight about his financial status during the latest episode of his podcast, Your Favorite Things.

“Can I go on the record right here? I will pay for this ring, I promise you. It will come out of my bank account, okay?” Wells told co-host Brandi Cyrus, adding that his “pet peeve” is when fans assume “Sarah pays for everything.”

Adams’ declaration came after radio hosts Bobby Bones, Lunchbox and Amy Brown joked during a recent episode of The Bobby Bones Show that Hyland would be “buying the ring.” Their claims annoyed Adams, who works for the same company (iHeartRadio) as the crew. In fact, when he lived in Nashville, they all used to work in the same building.

“They’ve been trolling me for years. Years,” Adams said, playing audio from The Bobby Bones Show on his podcast. “It’s one of those things where it’s like, ‘Okay, I get it. You guys don’t like me. I don’t know what I did to you.’ … We’re supposed to be co-workers and friends.”

He added, “I guess the thing that grinds my gears the most is, anytime I’ve seen anyone from that show, they’re so nice to me. so nice to my face. Like if you’re going to be a dick, be a dick all the time. If you’re going to be nice, be nice all the time. … I just did exactly what they wanted me to do, which is respond to it.”

The Bobby Bones Show team has also criticized Adams for living with Hyland. “He probably had a one bedroom apartment here in Nashville and now he’s living in a mansion with a multimillionaire,” they said.

Again, Adams stood up for himself. “I did not live in a one bedroom apartment in Nashville …” he said on Your Favorite Things. “I owned a house then, it was a two-bedroom house!”

“Aside from the fact that it’s just kind of mean, what’s funny to me is that it’s all about money for them. It had to be the apartment that I lived in, not the house that I owned. … ‘Yeah they live together, but it’s her house, don’t forget,’ ” Adams said. “If I’ve learned anything throughout my career, it’s that success in life has very little to

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Marie Kondo Reveals What People Love (and Loathe) on her New Netflix Show, Tidying Up

Marie Kondo Reveals What People Love (and Loathe) on her New Netflix Show, Tidying Up

Marie Kondo may look sweet, but as one of the homeowners on her new Netflix series, Tidying Up, puts it, “underneath, you mean business.”

The Japanese organization guru and bestselling author, who gives her tips for tidying in this week’s issue of PEOPLE, owns her toughness, too.

“I’ve heard that before,” she says of her duality. “You know, usually I’m pretty, floating about, fumbling around, but when it comes to tidying, I kind of sharpen up a little bit.”

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So, it’s no surprise that the tasks she sets her clients, are a mix of joy-sparking and cringe-worthy.

“I think the majority of people want to try pulling all of their clothes out, and creating a mountain,” she says of the most popular and first task in her KonMari method in which the homeowners take absolutely everything out of their closets and dressers and pile them on their bed.

The pile forces them to come face to face with just how much stuff they have — often an eye-opening moment in a show that doesn’t traffic in high drama. And, seeing their closet and dressers completely bare teases what living more minimally might feel like.

“You immediately see your closet looking better and it’s something that makes you very happy,” Kondo says.

Not ready to dump out your wardrobe? Kondo gives her seal of approval to a few baby steps.

“If tackling the whole of clothes is daunting for you, I would suggest subcategorizing,” she says “So today, you can just tackle the tops, and the other day, you can do the bottoms.” 

Need an even easier start? “A little thing you can do to just make a bit of a difference is refolding all of your socks,” Kondo suggests. “Go through all of your socks and see which ones really spark joy for you, and just carefully fold everything and see what a big difference it can make.”

The toughest tidying task, she says, depends on the person, and it might not be what they expect.

“Some people cannot let go of clothes, not matter what. For others, it’s books. Sometimes, it’s a collection of sneakers,” she says. One homeowner on Tidying Up

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Ariana Grande Reveals Some of Her Favorite Things in New Women Empowerment Anthem '7 Rings'

Ariana Grande Reveals Some of Her Favorite Things in New Women Empowerment Anthem '7 Rings'

Ariana Grande doesn’t need a man, she’s got her friends — and bling!

On Friday just after midnight on the East Coast, the pop star released her newest single “7 rings” from her upcoming fifth album.

The R&B track was heavily inspired by “My Favorite Things” from The Sound of Music and it speaks to Grande’s strong friendships and new sense of independence following a difficult year that included the death of ex-boyfriend Mac Miller and her whirlwind failed romance with Pete Davidson.

“Wearing a ring but not cause I’m no Mrs./Bought matching diamonds for six of my bitches, I’d rather spoil all my friends with riches/Think retail therapy my new addiction,” Grande, 25, sings in the empowerment anthem, before affirming, “I see it, I like it, I want it, I got it.”

She even makes a nod to her emotional year, singing, “Been through some bad s—/I should be a sad bitch/Who would’ve thought it’d turn me to a savage/Rather be tied up with gauze and not strings/Write my own checks like I write what I sing.”


The singer previously revealed in a tweet that the “7 rings” belonged to her best pals, Victoria Monét, Tayla Parx, Courtney Chipolone, Njozma, Alexa Luria, and Kaydence, who were all featured in the music video.

She also explained that her mother Joan Grande and her Nonna Marjorie Grande also own rings, making the total nine — “but they got theirs after song was done,” Grande said.

Prior to releasing the song on Friday, Grande gathered a majority of her seven friends together for a celebration, in which they proudly showed off the sparkling jewels on their fingers.

“yeee !!! 5 out of 7 tonight,” wrote Grande on her Instagram Stories, adding that they missed their two pals who had to miss out on the gathering.

Grande first opened up about the inspiration behind “7 rings” in her Billboard “Woman of the Year” cover story in December.

“It was a… challenging fall day in New York,” Grande told the music magazine of writing the track, likely alluding to her the aftermath of her breakup with Davidson.

“Me and my friends went to Tiffany’s together, just because we needed some retail therapy,” Grande said in the interview, revealing she gave di

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