‘It’s scary’: wildlife selfies harming animals, experts warn

Concern in New Zealand that trend of taking photographs with penguins and other creatures is having impact on feeding, breeding and birth rates At the International Penguin Conference in New Zealand, the experts were worried. Among sobering discussions about the perils of the climate crisis and habitat loss, the unlikely issue of wildlife selfies photobombed the agenda, with increasing concern that the celebrity-fuelled search for that perfect shot is affecting animal behaviour. Professor Philip Seddon, the director of Otago Universitys wildlife management programme, said: Were losing respect for wildlife, we dont understand the wild at all. Seddon told the global convention held in Dunedin last week that the normalisation of wildlife selfies was scary and was harming animals, including causing …

The 9 Realest Female Celebs To Follow On Instagram | Betches

In this world of Photoshop, Facetune, scary stilt legs, and eyes that take up half of the face, Instagram is a scary place to be. We thought it was bad when women were all expected to be a size zero, but now, you’re not even allowed to have essential organs to be beautiful. Celebrities and influencers get to take the guilt for the ridiculous social media standard we’ve come to—they determine what we look up to and should look like. They suck at their huge responsibility. However, there are a few celebs that I follow that consistently show they are real people, not cyborgs. In fact, I actually had trouble limiting this list down, which was a nice surprise. This …

The 9 Realest Female Celebs To Follow On Instagram | Betches

In this world of Photoshop, Facetune, scary stilt legs, and eyes that take up half of the face, Instagram is a scary place to be. We thought it was bad when women were all expected to be a size zero, but now, you’re not even allowed to have essential organs to be beautiful. Celebrities and influencers get to take the guilt for the ridiculous social media standard we’ve come to—they determine what we look up to and should look like. They suck at their huge responsibility. However, there are a few celebs that I follow that consistently show they are real people, not cyborgs. In fact, I actually had trouble limiting this list down, which was a nice surprise. This …

Taylor Townsend aiming to go all the way and finally fulfil promise

American Taylor Townsend is aiming to go all the way at the US Open after reaching the fourth round where she will face Bianca Andreescu Taylor Townsend may be the most articulate player in tennis, certainly a poetic one, and she made the most eloquent statement about her rise from the depths by beating the Romanian Sorana Cirstea 7-5, 6-2, to join a bunch of interesting young Americans in the fourth round. I wouldnt change anything, said the world No 116, because I appreciate so much where I am, because I know where I came from. And I think its easy for people to forget where they came from. I remember when I was grinding quallies at 25s [$25,000 tournaments], …

Celebrities call for gun control after Texas shooting: ‘We have a crisis here’

IT’S SHOCKING HOW MUCH THEY WILL PAY TO BUY WAYNE LAPIERRE HIS SUITS AND MAKE-UP FOR HIS WIFE, TO BOOT SUITS AND ROUGE AIN’T MAGIC WANDS: THESE TWO ARE A PAIR OF CONS!” wrote Bette Midler in all caps. “Star Trek” star George Takei called out Sen. Mitch McConnell by name writing: “When will the Senate act on gun control? How many more mass shootings will we see before we come to our senses? Mitch McConnell, the nation is watching and waiting for you to somehow find your soul.” CELEBRITIES REACT TO ROBERT MUELLER TESTIMONY: ‘OBSTRUCTION ALL DAY LONG’ “I love you, TX. 💔 I can’t believe we all are being forced to live in a constant state of fear. …

Here’s What I Wish My Friends (And Everyone Else) Knew About My Alopecia

As a kid in the ’90s, I dreamed of having the sleek, straight hair of Posh Spice or Rachel Green. But my hair had other ideas. It was wild, frizzy and far too thick to look normal on a small child ― a deeply unwanted homage to my Irish roots. My childhood diaries are populated by stick figures struggling to be free of monstrous brown cloaks consuming their heads. My mom and grandmother hated the idea of me getting my hair cut, and in my early teens ― when I begged for straighteners ― they acted like I’d politely asked if they could pick me up some crack cocaine. alopecia areata ― an autoimmune condition where hair falls out in …

‘Kindest Actor On Set’: Celebrities Pay Heartfelt Tribute To Valerie Harper

Valerie Harper, who Alyssa Milano, Debra Messing, Mia Farrow, Patricia Arquette, Cyndi Lauper, Topher Grace and others shared heartfelt messages and memories of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “Rhoda” star on Twitter: REAL LIFE. REAL NEWS. REAL VOICES. Help us tell more of the stories that matter from voices that too often remain unheard.

What to expect from Strictly’s new judge

“I’ve danced before, so I know how it feels to stand in front of judges and be critiqued,” Motsi tells BBC News ahead of her Strictly debut. “I know how it feels to work hard and to work with a celebrity. I’ve danced all my life, so I know what type of work is needed. “And I know the power of words. That means I’m really quite aware of what’s going on with the celebrity and I just want to keep them quite encouraged and to find their limit.” Image caption Motsi Mabuse will replace Dame Darcey Bussell (second left) on the judging panel “I think restricting myself to saying, ‘Okay, I’m from the dance world, I’m only going to …

Tyler Perry lived on this street before he was homeless. A nearby highway sign now bears his name

(CNN)Tyler Perry is a mega-millionaire now, but he hasn’t forgotten where he came from. “My eyes filled with water knowing what God has allowed to happen in my life,” Perry shared in a Facebook post. “Atlanta has truly been the promised land for me. I came here with nothing, lived off Sylvan Road, ended up homeless and starving, but I was always praying and believing.” Perry’s dream didn’t come true overnight. It took years of determination and hard work before he got to where he is today. Here are some reasons why Perry is so beloved. He broke ground with his character Madea The making of the character Madea helped make Perry the successful mogul he is today. For more …

Tyler Perry lived on this street before he was homeless. A nearby highway sign now bears his name

(CNN)Tyler Perry is a mega-millionaire now, but he hasn’t forgotten where he came from. “My eyes filled with water knowing what God has allowed to happen in my life,” Perry shared in a Facebook post. “Atlanta has truly been the promised land for me. I came here with nothing, lived off Sylvan Road, ended up homeless and starving, but I was always praying and believing.” Perry’s dream didn’t come true overnight. It took years of determination and hard work before he got to where he is today. Here are some reasons why Perry is so beloved. He broke ground with his character Madea The making of the character Madea helped make Perry the successful mogul he is today. For more …

Celebrities and fans honor Princess Diana more than two decades after her death

(CNN)Humanitarian, fashion icon, hands-on mother, rule-breaker. She left her mark with many firsts for the royal family, including breaking protocol with bold fashion choices, being the target of fierce media attention, speaking out about mental illness and being visibly involved in the upbringing of her sons, Princes William and Harry. After being married for 15 years, Diana and Prince Charles divorced. One year later, in 1997, a car carrying Diana and her boyfriend, Egyptian socialite Dodi Fayed, crashed in a tunnel in Paris. They had been chased by members of the paparazzi on motorcycles. But after conspiracy theories and rumors about her death, a 2006 investigation by British police deemed the crash an accident and determined the car’s driver, Henri …

Royalty and showbiz at Goulding wedding

Image copyright PA Media Image caption The bride’s arrival was greeted with cheers from the crowd Earlier downpours of rain had cleared by the time most guests arrived, in buses, for the 15:00 BST ceremony. The princesses and their mother were greeted by Jack Brooksbank, Princess Eugenie’s husband, who was one of the groomsmen. Image copyright PA Media Image caption Ellie Goulding was a guest at Princess Eugenie’s marriage in October Leading the celebrities arriving at York Minster and thrilling the crowds were Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom. The world of music was also represented by James Blunt while other showbiz guests included Sienna Miller, Jo Wicks, and comedian Jimmy Carr. Image copyright PA Media Image caption James Blunt was …

Jack Dorsey: Twitter CEO’s account hacked in embarrassing security lapse

Tweets sent from account included racial slurs, profanity and a reference to a bomb at Twitter HQ and were quickly deleted The Twitter account of Jack Dorsey, Twitters chief executive officer, was hacked and briefly hijacked on Friday in an embarrassing security lapse for the social network. At 12.44pm Pacific time, the account @jack began publishing a series of tweets from the hackers. The rapid stream of tweets included racial slurs, profanity, praise for Adolf Hitler and a reference to a bomb at Twitter HQ. The hackers appear to refer to themselves as the Chuckling Squad. The first Tweet sent by Jack Dorseys account after an apparent hacking. Photograph: Twitter The tweets also shared a link to a Discord server …

Racist African stereotypes are as prevalent as ever on TV | Afua Hirsch

Too many entertainment shows are still rooted firmly in the colonial past, says Guardian columnist Afua Hirsch I have an idea for a British TV series. It involves finding an African society with a history of regarding Europeans as a profoundly inferior race tricky, admittedly. Then find a small-town family, from County Durham, say, to perform stereotypically English culture to entertain them. Describe this as an exchange it sounds more equal but make sure the African characters are equipped with various gadgets and a familiar value system. Well follow their love lives, clothing preferences and personality quirks in minute detail on social media. By contrast, the County Durham people can just be lumped into one collective personality, a series of …

Jeffrey Epstein’s accusers had their day in court, but not in the way they had hoped for

(CNN)Jeffrey Epstein‘s accusers finally had their day in court Tuesday, but not in the way they had hoped for. The case in New York had nearly restored their hope, they said. Then, Epstein’s death by suicide left them shattered, once again. But no longer would he rob them of their voices, they said. Some called on prosecutors to pursue charges against those implicated in Epstein’s alleged sex trafficking ring. Others made public for the first time heartbreaking accounts of being coaxed into Epstein’s grip with promises of fame, only to experience rape and other forms of physical and emotional abuse. Here are edited excerpts from some of the victims’ statements: Courtney Wild: He is a coward Jeffrey Epstein robbed myself …