Children In Need 2019 appeal raises 47.9m

Image caption The hosts: Marvin and Rochelle Humes, Mel Giedroyc, Tom Allen, Graham Norton, Ade Adepitan and Tess Daly Children in Need is the BBC’s official UK charity and raises money for disadvantaged young people around the country, such as those experiencing poverty, with disabilities, or victims of abuse or neglect. Image caption Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood in a sketch with EastEnders’ Ricky Champ and Rudolph Walker Image caption Graham Norton gives Julio, Iara and Emma control over his famous lever Image caption England stars Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford and Raheem Sterling with children from the England Amputee Football Association and presenter Mark Wright A special edition of BBC One’s The Hit List featured pop stars including rapper Wretch …

Last of the Summer Wine actress Fergusson dies

Comedy actress Vicki Michelle, best known for ‘Allo ‘Allo, paid tribute to Fergusson. Image Copyright @vickimichelle @vickimichelle Fergusson was born on 30 December 1944, and grew up in the village of Woolley near Wakefield. “I have very fond memories of a happy childhood, and going to the village school – long closed now, of course,” she said in 2009. “We’d stretch a line across the road and make that into our ‘tennis net’. There was so little traffic back then that we rarely had to take it down.” The family later moved to Wales, where Fergusson learned her acting craft at The Castle (the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama). Before getting the role of Marina in Last of …

Strictly, Star Wars and soaps aid Children in Need

Image caption The hosts: Marvin and Rochelle Humes, Mel Giedroyc, Tom Allen, Graham Norton, Ade Adepitan and Tess Daly Children in Need is the BBC’s official UK charity and raises money for disadvantaged young people around the country, such as those experiencing poverty, with disabilities, or victims of abuse or neglect. Image caption Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood appears in a sketch with EastEnders’ Ricky Champ and Rudolph Walker Image caption Graham Norton gives Julio, Iara and Emma control over his famous lever Image caption England stars Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford and Raheem Sterling with children from the England Amputee Football Association and presenter Mark Wright A special edition of BBC One’s The Hit List features pop stars including rapper …

Rodney Reed: Texas appeals court halts execution of inmate

Stay of execution issued came just hours after parole board unanimously recommended 120-day reprieve Texas highest criminal appeals court has stopped the execution of inmate Rodney Reed, whose conviction is being questioned by new evidence in his case. The stay of execution issued on Friday afternoon by the Texas court of criminal appeals came just hours after the states parole board unanimously recommended a 120-day reprieve for Reed. The appeals court returned the case to the trial court in Bastrop county so it could examine Reeds claims that he is innocent and that prosecutors suppressed evidence and presented false testimony. The 51-year-old had been set for lethal injection on Wednesday evening for the 1996 killing of 19-year-old Stacey Stites near …

Japan’s PM cancels cherry blossom party after outcry over florid spending

Taxpayer-funded festivities are meant to honour notable citizens but critics say they have turned into an exercise in political patronage In a bid to contain a blossoming scandal over lavish flower-viewing parties, Japans prime minister has cancelled next years annual taxpayer-funded festivity. Shinzo Abes move to shut down the 2020 party comes after criticism that the cost of the cherry blossom event had spiralled and has been misused for political purposes. Hosted by prime ministers almost every year since 1952, the springtime social event was originally meant to honour sportspeople, celebrities and other citizens who have excelled in their fields, but critics say it is increasingly used to reward the governments political supporters. Voters from Abes constituency in Yamaguchi prefecture …

Texas appeals court blocks Rodney Reed execution

(CNN)[Breaking news update, posted at 6:41 p.m. ET] [Previous version, posted at 5:47 p.m. ET] The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles recommended Friday that Gov. Greg Abbott grant a 120-day reprieve to Rodney Reed, an inmate set to be executed next week. Reed was sentenced to death more than 20 years ago for the 1996 assault, rape and strangling of 19-year-old Stacey Stites. He’s scheduled to be executed November 20. But the inmate and attorneys with the Innocence Project say they have evidence that exonerates him and instead implicates Stites’ fiancée at the time, Jimmy Fennell, who was a police officer. The case has united lawmakers, religious leaders, celebrities such as Kim Kardashian West and Rihanna, and more than …

Instagram tests hiding how many people like a post. That has influencers worried

As the experiment expands to US accounts, some influencers are worried they will lose followers or income Instagram has begun to hide the number of users who have liked a photo for some accounts in the US in an ongoing effort to create a less stressful experience. The shift had influencers, artists, celebrities and everyday users up in arms Nicki Minaj even said shed space-themed scenery and said his work has often gotten purchased because larger accounts saw the popularity of his pieces and then shared the posts to their own followers. Instagram allowed me to reach a whole new section of people who dont normally get to see art, he said. Likes are a good metric to prove your …

6 Celebrities Who Need To Join Instagram | Betches

Since its launch, Instagram has evolved from an app where you posted grainy photos of your Starbucks drink for your 24 followers to a global platform that’s basically its own economy. I mean, just look at the number of thinkpieces about what will happen now that Instagram is don’t need to), some just post whatever they want. There are entire Instagram accounts dedicated to what celebrities are doing on Instagram, and nowadays, something as simple as a like can turn into a newsworthy event. While some celebs were early adopters of Instagram, more and more famous people have finally joined in the last year or two. More famously, Jennifer Aniston joined Instagram and promptly broke the app, and Matthew McConaughey …

Jeffrey Epstein’s NYC mansion worth ‘at least’ $100 million, real estate brokers say

A March 2017 file photo, provided by the New York State Sex Offender Registry of Jeffrey Epstein. (AP/New York State Sex Offender Registry) At first, there were reports that the “creep” factor — women have reported being kept in the home and farmed out for sex to Epstein’s powerful friends — would translate to a lower sales price. ANTONIO BROWN LISTS PENNSYLVANIA MANSION FOR $2.3 MILLION But brokers have revised their thinking. “Whoever buys it will renovate the hell out of it, literally, and put their own mark on it,” adds another broker.

Selena Gomez & Julia Michaels Kissed And Got Matching TatsWhat Does It Mean? | Betches

For pretty much my entire adult life, everyone has been obsessed with Selena Gomez’s dating life, and it’s always revolved The Weeknd or Justin’s Miley and Kaitlynn, or our coverage, both of those songs are most definitely My love, my heart and my soul @juliamichaels 🖤 A post shared by Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) on Nov 11, 2019 at 7:21pm PST Julia commented back on Selena’s photo, and again, they’re not making it look like they’re not dating. I don’t know if Selena Gomez and Julia Michaels are dating, but wouldn’t it be badass if Selena got her first number-one song with a record about her ex that she co-wrote with her new girlfriend? But either way, it’s good that Selena seems happy …

Scandalous: behind the sordid inner workings of the National Enquirer

A new documentary traces the history of the National Enquirer from gore rag to sensational gossip magazine to its central role in the Trump presidency In February of this year, Michael Cohen, the presidents personal lawyer, testified before Congress that he assisted in burying stories of Trumps affairs. In todays everything-is-on-fire context, the scene barely registers now, but any long-term vision of American democracy would consider it remarkable: the personal lawyer to the president of the United States, a former reality TV star ensnared by campaign finance laws after paying former Playboy models for their silence in the 2016 presidential election. The mind-boggling convergence of politics and celebrity, soap opera and political formality, public and private, money and low-brow titillation …

How PEOPLE selects the ‘Sexiest Man Alive’

(CNN)Hidden servers, hushed closed-door meetings and a covert photo shoot — all part of the deeply secretive selection of People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive.” “This year, we really wanted to choose somebody who is kind, and who is good, and is nice,” he said. It’s a theme for Wakeford, who has launched both a Kindness issue and a Mental Health Awareness issue with the magazine. “People is really trying to inspire people to make a difference in the world and do good through our content,” he explained. The “Sexiest Man” is a person of character, Wakeford explained, but they also consider “Who is hot, who is doing really well, and who actually is sexy.” This year, they landed on John …

30 Celebrities Photoshopped Side-By-Side With Their Younger Selves By Ard Gelinck (New Pics)

Dutch graphic designer Ard Gelinck makes time travel possible with his next-level photoshopping skills – some of our favorite celebrities meet their younger versions in front of our very eyes. And it’s not a glitch in the matrix, Gelinck combines most recent and throwback pictures of well-known people from the entertainment world into a single photomontage. And although seeing these icons side by side hanging out with their younger selves might seem a little odd, we are all here for the nostalgic vibe. Do you feel old yet? here to see how they changed over time. This post may include affiliate links. #1 Keanu Reeves #2 Robin Williams When we reached out to Ard Gelinck and asked how the idea …

In pictures: Eurostar celebrates 25th anniversary

It took eight years and 13,000 workers to build the Channel Tunnel, which was completed by 1993. It opened a year later. Image copyright Science & Society Picture Library/Getty Image caption 1999 Image copyright Raphael GAILLARDE Image caption 1994 Eurostar’s network has grown to 13 destinations. It operates services around every hour to and from Paris from early morning until mid-evening. Services to Brussels run approximately every two hours, while trains to Amsterdam run three times a day. There are also direct trains from London to Lyon, Avignon and Marseille during the summer, and from London to the French Alps during the winter ski season. Since 1994, Eurostar has carried more than 200 million passengers between London and the Continent, …

Rise of the topknot: why big buns are everywhere

From off-duty models to Instagram yogis, and Rihanna on the red carpet, the messy do is a celebrity and influencer staple. Of course you can blame the internet How did a hairstyle that once signified off to the garage for some milk become a fashion phenomenon? Because thats where we are at with the high bun or topknot a hairstyle that is popping up everywhere. The do is fast becoming a red-carpet staple, seen on stars from Jennifer Lopez to Katy Perry to Rihanna. At the Peoples Choice awards on Sunday, Zendaya wore an unstructured version, while her 16-year-old Euphoria co-star Storm Reid wore a towering bun topped with a star-shaped pin. Last month, when the British womens team competed …

Two people die as Venice floods at highest level in 50 years

This is result of climate change, says Venice mayor, who declares state of emergency Two people have died as the highest water levels for more than 50 years caused hundreds of millions of euros of possibly irreparable damage in Venice, officials have said, with another surge expected to cause further flooding. Flood levels in the lagoon city reached the second-highest level on Wednesday since records began in 1923 as a result of the acqua alta, which hit 1.87 metres (74in) late on Tuesday night amid heavy rain, just short of the record 1.94 metres measured in 1966. An elderly local man from Pellestrina, one of the many islands in the Venetian lagoon, died when he was struck by lightning while …