Georgia approves abortion ban if foetus has heartbeat

If vote is signed off by Republican governor, it will become one of Americas toughest termination laws Amid growing controversy, the Republican governor of Georgia, Brian Kemp, seems likely to sign a heartbeat abortion ban he supported and helped push through. The Georgia house of representatives gave final approval on Friday to legislation outlawing abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected, sending the bill to Kemp. If enacted, it would be among the strictest abortion bans in the US. Signing the toughest abortion law in the country was a campaign pledge of Kemps during his run for governor last year. Georgia values life, he said in a statement on Friday. The legislatures bold action reaffirms our priorities and who …

Brunei’s new anti-gay law goes into effect this week. Here’s how the world is reacting

(CNN)A law goes into effect Wednesday in Brunei that will punish adultery and homosexual sex with death. The country has no plans to halt the law amid international pressure, according to a statement from the office of Brunei’s Prime Minister released Saturday. “Brunei Darussalam is a sovereign Islamic and fully independent country and, like all other independent countries, enforces its own rule of law,” the statement said. Brunei government agencies have not responded to CNN’s inquiries. The controversial proposal has provoked strong opposition in some quarters, and actor George Clooney called for the immediate boycott of hotels owned by the Brunei Investment Group, which is controlled by the Sultan of Brunei, in an op-ed he wrote for Deadline. Here are …

Why China loves Tom Hiddleston’s ‘creepy’ ad

It’s filmed from the perspective of Hiddleston’s partner sitting at the table while he, decked in an apron, makes a healthy breakfast for her. He then says in Chinese 还有你的善存, which can be translated as “here’s your Centrum”, or “don’t forget your Centrum”. The Avengers’ star has more than 600,000 followers on the popular Chinese social media platform, which is not a huge amount given some Chinese stars have Weibo fan counts in the millions. But the video went viral anyway and had been watched more than 2.5 million times by Friday. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption China has increasingly become a mobile-first nation “In a mobile-savvy country like China where there are close to 900 million mobile internet …

Artist Illustrates What The Pets Of Famous Characters Would Look Like (8 Pics)

Aleksei Vinogradov is a Russian freelance digital artist who shares his skills and talent with 120k followers on Instagram. His charming artistic touch, masterful use of pastels and subtle brush strokes create lively portraits full of character and attract the attention of art lovers from around the world. His beautiful works are achieved mainly with the help of Procreate app and a tablet. He studied Costume Design at Saint Petersburg Art and Industry Academy and now, his work is so inspiring and appreciated that he has created his own unique brushes for digital painting. Aleksei finds his inspiration in music, emotion, and gorgeous female faces. In fact, if you carefully scroll through his feed, you’ll notice his ability to portray …

Billie Eilish: the pop icon who defines 21st-century teenage angst

With a gothic-horror aesthetic and a fearsome melodic flair, Eilish has inspired Nirvana levels of devotion among the worlds teenagers. So why doesnt she feel safe on stage any more? I cant even explain it to sound normal I was in love with him, says Justin Bieber, saying that obviously every girl her age shes 17 had a Bieber phase, but that hers was special. Everything about me was about him, and everything I did was for him. It was so miserable. Its not a good feeling to be in love with someone who doesnt know you exist. I would sob all the time because I loved him too much. Teenagers are already having their Billie Eilish phase. Ask anyone …

College bribery scandal: professors respond to our anonymous column

We published one professors account of student entitlement, and the response from readers was enormous. Here, we share replies from other educators If you think corruption in an anonymous professor in the Guardian this week. The professor argued that beyond the shocking lengths parents will go to get their children into top schools, the influx of unskilled and entitled students is ruining the college experience itself: monopolizing faculty time and creating a palpable strain on the system. The presence of unqualified students admitted through corrupt practices is an unmitigated disaster for education and research, they wrote. Students who cant get into elite schools through the front door based on academic merit dont change once theyre in class. They cant do …

Russell Simmons, Kimora Lee Say Daughter, 16, Got Into Harvard On ‘Own’

Kimora Lee Simmons and ex-husband “We are sooo super proud of YOU!!” fashion designer Lee Simmons gushed below in an Instagram video of Aoki Lee Simmons listening as her little brother Kenzo reads her acceptance letter out loud. “Such hard work and only 16! You did it! It took years of super dedication and lots of tears! But HERE YOU ARE!!! GO GIRL!!!”  The proud parents could have left it at that, but it was apparently hard to avoid a reference to the college admissions cheating scandal that’s enveloped other celebrities and wealthy parents. She made it on her own academic merit,” Simmons wrote on Instagram. Lori Loughlin’s predicament after she was arrested for allegedly trying to bribe her two …

Planned renaming of LA Coliseum dishonors stadiums dedication as war memorial, critics say

But not everyone in L.A. is happy about the deal. CHRISTIAN EX-USC PLAYER SAYS TEAMMATES RIPPED UP BIBLES HE GIFTED THEM “It’s a real slap in the face to the 116,000 killed in World War I,” said Stephen Peck, a Vietnam War veteran and president of the nonprofit U.S. Vets. “If someone wanted to buy the naming rights to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, it would cause an uproar. This is no different.” “It’s a real slap in the face to the 116,000 killed in World War I. If someone wanted to buy the naming rights to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, it would cause an uproar. This is no different.” — Stephen Peck, Vietnam War veteran and president of U.S. Vets. “Unlike …

How Duke became Black America’s most hated team: the perception of white privilege

The preppy, privileged Blue Devils represented everything Black America hated during my playing career, but I came to learn that perception isnt always reality Growing up I loved the Fab Five. The freshman class of Chris Webber, Juwan Howard, Jalen Rose, Jimmy King and Ray Jackson became crossover sensations practically overnight when they landed at the University of Michigan in 1991. It wasnt just what these five African-American teenagers did on the court in becoming the first team to reach the NCAA tournament championship game with a starting lineup of all first-year players, something that had never been done before. It was how they did it: with a brash, unapologetic attitude and flamboyant style that forever changed the culture of …

Viola Davis Skydives For First Time, ‘Tackling My Fears And Freedom’

The Oscar-winning actress took the plunge in Hawaii, sharing her experience via Instagram this week. Then it came time to jump from the plane at 12,000 feet. Attached to her instructor, she dove into the sky. Some profanity understandably flew as she hurtled toward the earth, but she handled the rush with aplomb. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Viola Davis (@violadavis) on Mar 27, 2019 at 1:48pm PDT Will Smith and “It was awesome and the ultimate exercise in letting go, tackling my fears and freedom,” Davis wrote on Instagram. “Loved it!!! As a smart woman once said, ‘Courage is fear said with prayers.’ ”

Dozens Of Hollywood Celebrities Oppose Latest Abortion Bill

The bill prohibits most abortions after six weeks from conception and could come to a House vote as early as Thursday. If approved, it will go to Kemp, who’s expected to sign it. While TV and film production companies have largely stayed on the sidelines regarding the bill, these actors and the Writers Guild of America are going public in their opposition. RELATED… Georgia Democrat Seeks Vasectomy Ban In Response To Restrictive Abortion Bill

This men’s wedding wear maker is selling tuxedos for women, too

Jeanne Foley and Diana Ganz are counting down the days until they can finally deliver what many of their female customers have been requesting for years: tuxedos and suits made especially for women. The idea for the company came to Foley during her wedding in 2013 (Ganz was her bridesmaid). “We didn’t want the guys in our wedding party to spend a fortune on their tuxes, but renting was the only option we knew of,” she says, noting that rentals cost more than $200 each once accessories like the tie, shoes and all of the fees are tacked on. Plus, “the tuxes didn’t look right or fit right.” says Foley. “I know because I looked at fit all the time …

Hollywood comes out in opposition to Georgia’s ‘heartbeat’ bill

(CNN)Alyssa Milano is leading the charge in Hollywood against a controversial bill in Georgia. Dozens of other celebrities including Amy Schumer, Sean Penn, Alec Baldwin, Don Cheadle, Rosie O’Donnell, Patton Oswalt, Sarah Silverman and Mia Farrow signed the letter in support. “This dangerous and deeply-flawed bill mimics many others which have already been deemed unconstitutional,” said the letter, a copy of which Milano tweeted Thursday. “As men who identify as small-government conservatives, we remind you that government is never bigger than when it is inside a woman’s body or in her doctor’s office.” Georgia is the site of multiple film and television productions, and the letter threatens a boycott if the bill becomes state law. “We want to stay in …

Demi Lovato Slams Headline About Her ‘Fuller Figure’ – But Wait ‘Til You See How This Controversy Ends! – Perez Hilton

Demi Lovato isn’t going to take this sh*t any longer! The singer took to Instagram on Thursday night to address the headline of a story that mentioned her “fuller figure” spotted by paparazzi after a workout. As you’ll recall, Demi But any headline that describes a “fuller figure” is one likely to get some push back, no matter the context, and Demi appropriately took exception to the characterization. As you can see from her IG stories, though, she was remarkably civil and mature about it the entire time when expressing her disagreement with the description (below): Demi quickly noticed an unfortunate angle to this story — and she wasn’t afraid to call it out! / (c) Instagram/Demi Lovato Wow! Very well …

R. Kelly accuser says singer tried to force her to perform oral sex: ‘Celebrities are powerful’

Lanita Carter says R. Kelly tried to force her to perform oral sex on him in 2003. (CBS) “He didn’t open the door right away. He says, ‘Fix your face! Fix your motherf—ing face’” Carter recalled. “I knew that it’ll be my last day there… And I get to the bathroom, and I grabbed a wall, and it was a rose-colored towel… I wiped my face… I’m not dressed no type of way. I look at myself in the mirror, like, I’m not a beauty queen. I didn’t perceive myself to be nothing more than just his hair braider.” R. KELLY ACCUSERS RECALL HARROWING SEXUAL, DOMESTIC ABUSE “And I was kept thinking to myself, like, ‘Why did this happen to …

Plagiarism, book-stuffing, clickfarms … the rotten side of self-publishing

Scams are rife, particularly when some authors can rake in thousands each month but high-profile victims of plagiarism warn day of reckoning is coming NSerruyas alleged plagiarism was first exposed by US author Courtney Milan, who found passages from her book The Duchess War in Serruyas novel Royal Love. After Milan went public and after highlighted by authors and readers Serruya pulled her books from sale, blaming the overlaps on a ghostwriter she said shed hired from freelance marketplace Fiverr. A former law professor, Milan was a dreadful choice to lift from as was Roberts, who has never been sanguine about plagiarism, taking her fellow novelist and former friend Janet Dailey to court in 1997. But Serruya is just one …