What happened with Lorraine and Esther McVey?

Kelly curtly replied: “Yep. Yes I do. Right, coming up after half past eight…” That set tongues wagging on social media, with many picking up on the fact that Kelly had implied she had nothing nice to say about her memories of working with McVey. McVey was asked about her relationship with Kelly later in the day. “We used to share a dressing room,” she explained during a Q&A session at her campaign launch. “And she used to be on the programme afterwards, and obviously she used to be partnered with Eamonn Holmes. And then I was promoted to be partnering with Eamonn Holmes. “But she’s great and it was a great show, and I can’t believe it was 20 …

Ariana Grande Donates Proceeds From Georgia Concert To Planned Parenthood

Ariana Grande has donated around $250,000 she made from a recent concert in Atlanta to abortion law, the organization confirmed Wednesday. signed the so-called “heartbeat bill,” which bans abortion as soon as a doctor can detect “Ariana Grande’s generous donation comes at a critical time — in Georgia and across the country, anti-women’s health politicians are trying to ban all safe, legal abortion,” said Planned Parenthood Action Fund President Dr. Leana Wen in a statement to HuffPost. “This is not what the American people want, nor is it something they’ll stand for. Thanks to inspiring support like hers, Planned Parenthood can continue to fight back — in the courts, in Congress, in state houses, and in the streets — against these …

Comic Relief to curb celebrity appeals

OB.SESSSSSSSSSSED 💔 A post shared by Stacey Dooley (@sjdooley) on Feb 23, 2019 at 10:15am PST Report Curtis, who wrote hit films including Four Weddings and a Funeral and Notting Hill, said: “We heard the criticism, we were doing stuff to address it, we’re accelerating the way that we address it.” In 2017, Ed Sheeran’s video from Liberia for Comic Relief was handed a “Rusty Radiator” award, given to the “most offensive and stereotypical fundraising video of the year”. Curtis told the House of Commons International Development Committee that this year’s Comic Relief had included two films featuring UK celebrities in Africa – Dooley and the group of stars who climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. Dooley hits back at Comic Relief criticism …

Doctored video of sinister Mark Zuckerberg puts Facebook to the test

Last month Facebook declined to remove a manipulated video of Nancy Pelosi even after it was viewed millions of times A doctored video of Mark Zuckerberg delivering a foreboding speech has been posted to Instagram, in a stunt that put Facebooks content moderation policies to the test. Videos known as deepfakes use artificial intelligence to manipulate the appearance and voices of individuals, often celebrities, into theoretically real-looking footage. They are likely to become the next wave in the battles over disinformation online. The clip, posted four days ago, casts the Facebook founder in a sinister light, boasting of his power, and is meant to appear as if it is a legitimate news program. Imagine this for a second: one man …

Doctored video of sinister Mark Zuckerberg puts Facebook to the test

Last month Facebook declined to remove a manipulated video of Nancy Pelosi even after it was viewed millions of times A doctored video of Mark Zuckerberg delivering a foreboding speech has been posted to Instagram, in a stunt that put Facebooks content moderation policies to the test. Videos known as deepfakes use artificial intelligence to manipulate the appearance and voices of individuals, often celebrities, into theoretically real-looking footage. They are likely to become the next wave in the battles over disinformation online. The clip, posted four days ago, casts the Facebook founder in a sinister light, boasting of his power, and is meant to appear as if it is a legitimate news program. Imagine this for a second: one man …

Doctored video of sinister Mark Zuckerberg puts Facebook to the test

Last month Facebook declined to remove a manipulated video of Nancy Pelosi even after it was viewed millions of times A doctored video of Mark Zuckerberg delivering a foreboding speech has been posted to Instagram, in a stunt that put Facebooks content moderation policies to the test. Videos known as deepfakes use artificial intelligence to manipulate the appearance and voices of individuals, often celebrities, into theoretically real-looking footage. They are likely to become the next wave in the battles over disinformation online. The clip, posted four days ago, casts the Facebook founder in a sinister light, boasting of his power, and is meant to appear as if it is a legitimate news program. Imagine this for a second: one man …

Doctored video of sinister Mark Zuckerberg puts Facebook to the test

Last month Facebook declined to remove a manipulated video of Nancy Pelosi even after it was viewed millions of times A doctored video of Mark Zuckerberg delivering a foreboding speech has been posted to Instagram, in a stunt that put Facebooks content moderation policies to the test. Videos known as deepfakes use artificial intelligence to manipulate the appearance and voices of individuals, often celebrities, into theoretically real-looking footage. They are likely to become the next wave in the battles over disinformation online. The clip, posted four days ago, casts the Facebook founder in a sinister light, boasting of his power, and is meant to appear as if it is a legitimate news program. Imagine this for a second: one man …

Doctored video of sinister Mark Zuckerberg puts Facebook to the test

Last month Facebook declined to remove a manipulated video of Nancy Pelosi even after it was viewed millions of times A doctored video of Mark Zuckerberg delivering a foreboding speech has been posted to Instagram, in a stunt that put Facebooks content moderation policies to the test. Videos known as deepfakes use artificial intelligence to manipulate the appearance and voices of individuals, often celebrities, into theoretically real-looking footage. They are likely to become the next wave in the battles over disinformation online. The clip, posted four days ago, casts the Facebook founder in a sinister light, boasting of his power, and is meant to appear as if it is a legitimate news program. Imagine this for a second: one man …

Halsey Gives Emotional Speech Honoring Lesbian Couple Attacked On London Bus

Halsey appeared on stage wearing a shirt emblazoned with the couple’s image and wrapped herself in a rainbow flag. “The sad reality is after the Pride parades are over and after the bars close their Pride nights, when the glitter is being swept out of the streets, a lot of people get on those trains, and they get on those buses, and they try to wash the rainbows off their bodies and they peel the stickers off their clothes because when Pride is over, it’s not safe to be gay anymore, because they’re worried that someone is going to viciously assault them or viciously attack them,” she told her fans Monday during a concert in the city. The speech she gave …

‘Mistakes’ may have been made during arrest of journalist, Kremlin says

Moscow makes comments after Russian papers call for inquiry into case of Ivan Golunov The Kremlin has admitted that mistakes may have been made by police during the arrest of investigative journalist Ivan Golunov on controversial drug-dealing charges, as calls for his release grew louder. Mistakes can never be ruled out, said Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for Vladimir Putin. The important thing is to recognise mistakes so that they arent repeated. Some issues need clarification, he said on Monday. Police initially published a number of photographs that they said showed a drug lab at Golunovs rented flat in Moscow. They were later removed from the interior ministrys website after police officials admitted that the photographs had been taken at a …

While You Were Offline: Trump Had a Very Long Week in the UK

Greetings, dear friends, and welcome to this week's installment of While You Were Offline. What did you miss on the interent last week? First, you might have missed Jared Kushner giving a pretty good demonstration of why he doesn't do many interviews. Joe Biden reversing course on bad ideas and apparently plagiarizing policy on climate change might have escaped your attention, too. No wonder more people are getting behind Elizabeth Warren, including, somewhat surreally, Fox News host Tucker Carlson. (Clearly, we're in the Upside Down.) Meanwhile, President Trump's attitude toward Mexico is reportedly making Mexico offer significant changes to asylum rules, even as Senate Republicans grumble about how bad Trump's tariffs will be for Americans. Elsewhere, Apple killed iTunes, and …

Start your Monday smart: Catholic bishops, Amanda Knox, NBA & NHL finals, Shinzo Abe

(CNN)Here’s what you need to know toStart Your Week Smart. TODAY James Corden says he’s nervous about hosting Tony Awards • The Stanley Cup will be hoisted. It may happen at 8 p.m. ET, when the St. Louis Blues could clinch the final series against the Boston Bruins. If they don’t, Game 7 will be at 8 p.m. ET Wednesday. Watch on NBC. He broke with GOP under Nixon; his advice for them today • Perpetual light for the ‘Queen of Creole Cuisine.’ She fed presidents and Freedom Riders and inspired a Disney dream. Leah Chase will be laid to rest in New Orleans, home of her legendary restaurant. NBA superstar sues Nike over logo dispute TUESDAY • Catholic bishops discuss the abuse crisis. …

Asian Cosplayers Are Revealing How Simple They Look When Theyre Not In Character (30 Pics)

#レイヤーのオンとオフ (which roughly translates to “with and without the layer”) has people sharing before-and-after pics of their best transformations and it’s crazy how good some of them are. #1 According to an article by the Artifice, the origins of cosplay in North America start around the 1930s. Initially dubbed as ‘costuming,’ it didn’t require participants to mimic the appearance of a particular character. Rather, they simply were expected to dress appropriately for the genre, which is what Forrest J. Ackerman did in his futuristic costume when he attended a sci-fi convention. #3 The term ‘cosplay’ is said to have been invented in 1984. Combining the words ‘costume’ and ‘play,’ Japanese reporter Nobuyuki Takahashi is credited for its first use after he …

Country Stars React To Death Of Granger Smith’s Son As Cause Of Death Is Confirmed – Perez Hilton

Since sharing The crooner explained the unthinkable news of his son’s death by writing: “Our family is devastated and heartbroken, but we take solace in knowing he is with his Heavenly Father. Riv was special. Everyone that met him knew that immediately. The joy he brought to our lives cannot be expressed and his light will be forever in our hearts. If there are words to say more, I cannot find them in this moment. Love the ones close to you. There has never been a more difficult moment for us than this.” The 39-year-old then concluded his difficult caption by saying: “In lieu of flowers or gifts, please send donations to Dell Children’s Medical Center in River’s name. The …

Who Is Rihanna’s Boyfriend? What We Know About Her Saudi Billionaire

Rihanna is a total badass, and it seems like men have always had a tough time keeping up with her. Of course, there was her nightmare situation with Chris Brown, who somehow still isn’t canceled a decade later. Since then, Rih has spent time with rappers and athletes, but for the past couple years, she’s been focused on a billionaire businessman. Honestly, that’s the type of energy I need in my life. She’s officially the world’s richest female musician, and she has a man with money to match. Who is Rihanna’s boyfriend, and how long have they been a thing? Here’s what we know. To start, his name is Hassan Jameel, and did I mention he’s a billionaire? He’s from …

‘I’m riding Le Tour in my spare room’: the indoor cycling revolution

The boom in virtual riding systems like Peloton and Zwift has got people swapping the road for a room at home. Are they worth it? On a blustery Saturday morning, I am about to climb Alpe dHuez near Grenoble. I have waited years for the chance. For followers of the Tour de France, this is hallowed asphalt a mountainous ribbon of road where mortals have pedalled into legend. The race I have entered finishes at the summit. My thighs already crackle with heat when the going gets steep. After 21 hairpin bends, eight miles and a final sprint against a Dane called Arne, I cross the line in 44th place. As I slump over my handlebars, my beard dispensing sweat …