Rod Stewart ‘in the clear’ after cancer diagnosis

He said: “If you’re positive, and you work through it and you keep a smile on your face… I’ve worked for two years and I’ve just been happy, and the good Lord looked after me.” ‘Go to the doctor’ He urged men to get checked, adding: “Guys, you’ve got to really go to the doctor.” He was speaking at the event in Wentworth, Surrey, alongside former Faces bandmate Ronnie Wood, who has previously been treated for lung cancer. “Somebody up there likes us, Rod,” he said, the paper reported. More than 11,000 men die from prostate cancer in the UK every year. The prostate is a small gland in the pelvis, and is found only in men. Sir Rod’s announcement …

Shooting Fashion Week: Catwalk and celebrity

Gareth Cattermole, chief entertainment photographer for Getty Images, talks about photographing London Fashion Week – one of the world’s premier showcases for new fashion – from the front row of the catwalk to the backstage and beyond over the past sixteen years. Image copyright Getty Images Trying to create distinctive and interesting imagery is a real challenge during Fashion Week because the schedules are so tight that you are often running from show to show. You push yourself to look for something that most people don’t see as they are focusing on the straightforward fashion photography – the clothing and the models. Playing with shadows allows for an interesting angle during the shows like this image from J Maskrey in …

The bizarre fabrics that fashion is betting on

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Extinction Rebellion wants us to stop buying clothes for a year as part of a “fashion boycott” In the UK, consumers buy twice as many new clothes as they did a decade ago. It’s far more than any other European countries. More Technology of Business The secrets of controlling your internet profile How tracking menstrual cycles helps women in sport Would you let your child become a ‘kid influencer’? Car parts from weeds: The future of green motoring? Genetic testing: What secrets could it reveal about you? Image copyright Bolt Threads Image caption Fabrics derived from mushrooms can make leather look-a-likes Bolt Threads uses mycelium to create its Mylo “leather,” which has been incorporated …

Strictly confirms Jamie Laing’s replacement

Reigning champion Kevin Clifton was paired with Anneka Rice in the opening show of Strictly’s 17th series. New judge Motsi Mabuse said she felt “a part of the family” on her debut. The full list of dance pairings TV presenter Anneka Rice and Kevin Clifton US singer and TV host Michelle Visage and Giovanni Pernice Former England footballer Alex Scott and Neil Jones Ex-Coronation Street star Catherine Tyldesley and Johannes Radebe Comedian Chris Ramsey and Karen Hauer BBC Radio 1 DJ Dev Griffin and Dianne Buswell Former England goalkeeper David James and Nadiya Bychkova EastEnders star Emma Barton and Anton Du Beke Fashion model Viscountess Emma Weymouth and Aljaz Skorjanec Olympic rower James Cracknell and Luba Mushtuk CBBC presenter Karim …

14 things we found out about Strictly’s stars

1. Alex Scott doubts she’ll remain the bookies’ favourite for long. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Alex Scott and Will Bayley “I think I’m only the favourite because I did the Sport Relief [Strictly special]. And I was up against Chris Kamara, who had a bad back and couldn’t train. And David Ginola flew in on the day and Karen was trying to teach him. “[Whereas] I’d had a couple of days with Pasha, so I was always gonna stand out, so I think that’s the only reason why.” 2. You don’t have to address Viscountess Emma Weymouth as Viscountess Emma Weymouth. This isn’t a Lord Sugar situation. “I’m Emma. Just Emma,” she clarifies, referring the the title she …

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 …

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 …

Strictly Come Dancing 2019 red carpet launch

The countdown to the new series of Strictly Come Dancing has begun, with the stars donning their sequins and taking to the stage in London for the launch. This year’s competition kicks off on BBC One on 7 September. Image copyright PA Media Image caption Olympic rower James Cracknell has previously promised to bring some “dad dancing” to the show. Image copyright PA Media Image caption Table tennis paralympic champion Will Bayley shimmied for the crowd with former Arsenal and England footballer Alex Scott, who is the bookies’ favourite to win the show. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Comedian Chris Ramsey was clearly delighted to be there, despite previously revealing he has never been a natural on the dance …

Boy who lied about stabbing friend sentenced

Yousef, from an Anglo-Lebanese family, had won a scholarship to the prestigious £12,000-a-year Manchester Grammar School and his father said he dreamed of becoming a heart surgeon. After sentencing, Dr Martin Boulton, the school’s high master, said: “Yousef was an incredibly bright, immensely popular and caring young man, and he is deeply missed by those who knew him.” ‘Warped culture’ The trial heard the stabbing in the village, which is popular with footballers and celebrities, was an “accident waiting to happen” as all three teenagers had indulged in “idiotic fantasies” playing middle-class gangsters. Sentencing, Mr Justice Bryan said “knife crime is a cancer on society” and the boys had been involved in a “warped culture where the possession of knives …

LGBT groups call for gender law reform

The letter – seen by the BBC – has been signed by more than 100 charities, campaigners and activists, including Stonewall CEO Ruth Hunt, musicians Olly Alexander and Jade Thirlwall, and trans activist Munroe Bergdorf. ‘Extremely damaging’ Ashleigh Talbot, a transgender woman, says the current process to get legal recognition is too negative. “It’s an extremely bureaucratic process,” said Ms Talbot. “You have to gather years of evidence from employment records, identity documents and bank statements, and send all of that information to a panel who you don’t actually meet. “These people will then make a decision about whether you are ‘trans enough’ to be covered by the law.” Ms Talbot added that for any other community to be required …

Love Islanders get social media ads ‘survival kit’

Image copyright ITV Both the ASA and the Competition and Markets Authority say people should not have to “play detective” to work out if a message has been paid for by a company. Skip Instagram post by oliviadbuck View this post on Instagram Report End of Instagram post by oliviadbuck Image Copyright oliviadbuck oliviadbuck Related Topics Love Island Social media influencers Advertising Standards Authority Original Article : HERE ;

Bo Rhap is the oldest video to get 1bn views

In fact, Bohemian Rhapsody doesn’t even make the Top 100 most-played videos on YouTube. However, Queen’s achievement is not to be sniffed at. Before Monday, the only other 20th Century song to reach 1 billion views was Guns N’ Roses’ November Rain. Skip Youtube post by Queen Official Warning: Third party content may contain adverts Report End of Youtube post by ModernMediaPlay Image Copyright ModernMediaPlay ModernMediaPlay Report End of Youtube post by BBC Studios Image Copyright BBC Studios BBC Studios Report End of Youtube post by ibighit Image Copyright ibighit ibighit Image Copyright Justin Bieber Justin Bieber Report Report Unsurprisingly, it’s Justin Bieber – who started his career as a YouTuber, posting a poorly-lit cover version of Ne-Yo’s So Sick …

Father of killed teen ‘will fight for justice’

One of his friends, known as Boy A, argued he acted in self-defence and was cleared of murder and manslaughter on Friday. Yousef’s sister, Jade Akoum, said the family was “so shocked” by the verdict. “I think even the police and everyone who was on the case were shocked about the verdicts as well. We definitely were not expecting that.” Image copyright Family handout Image caption Yousef’s family feel his true nature did not come across during the trial Mr Makki said anyone thinking of carrying a knife should “think about how many hearts you’re going to destroy and how many lives you’re going to destroy. Why the need for a knife?” Ms Akoum said she could never forgive the …

Boy cleared of murdering teenage friend

Following the verdict, Yousef’s father Ghaleb Makki exploded in anger and the judge, Mr Justice Bryan, cleared the courtroom. Mr Makki swore and shouted: “Where’s the justice for my son? Where’s the justice?” Yousef, from a single-parent Anglo-Lebanese family from Burnage, south Manchester, had won a scholarship to the prestigious £12,000-a-year school. He was stabbed in the village, which is popular with footballers and celebrities. A second teenager, also 17 and referred to as Boy B, was found not guilty of both perverting the course of justice and conspiracy to rob. Both boys were also cleared of conspiracy to commit robbery in the lead-up to Yousef’s death. Related Topics Cheshire Manchester Hale Original Article : HERE ; Curated & posted …

Ball, Winkleman and Feltz among top BBC earners

The stars’ salaries are published as part of the BBC’s Annual Report and covers the period from April 2018 to March 2019. BBC star salaries 2018-19: Who earned what? What else did we learn from the annual report? However, as usual the list is not a fair or complete reflection of what all celebrities at the BBC earn. Actors and some entertainment presenters who work for the corporation’s commercial arm BBC Studios are not included. As a result, the stars of some of the BBC’s biggest programmes – like Top Gear and Doctor Who – are absent from the list. In the past 12 months, Chris Evans has left for Virgin Radio, replaced by Zoe Ball. As a result, his …

How it feels to play your first Glastonbury

Supporting Circa Waves, playing alongside Young Blood and doing a Maida Vale session for Radio 1 are among the highlights, but Ed reckons Glastonbury will top it all. “I am so excited to be playing. Even if no-one turns up it’s going to be amazing for me.” Skip Youtube post by Ed The Dog Warning: Third party content may contain adverts Report Report End of Youtube post by Lauran Hibberd Image Copyright Lauran Hibberd Lauran Hibberd There is one nightmare situation for a band making their festival debut. Being on at the same time as a big name. Nobody wants to go up against Kylie, right? “We clash with Hosier I think, which I’m slightly worried about but not too …