Doris Days publicist breaks silence on grandsons claims that manager blocked him from seeing her

Doris Day poses with her grandson Ryan Melcher, then 4, the son of her only child Terry Melcher at a press conference at the hotel she owns in Carmel, Calif., on July 16, 1985. Day passed away on Monday. (Getty) DORIS DAY DEAD AT 97 According to Walters, Bashara believed Melcher was “a great guy” who was eager to stay in touch with his beloved grandmother. They discussed the idea of Melcher and Day reuniting despite the family enduring a divorce. Melcher’s father and mother, actress Jacqueline Carlin, divorced in 1997. “Doris was a very protective and very private person with everyone in her life,” Walters explained. “There have been a lot of people over the years who have taken advantage of …

How can wine be worth 4,500?

So for those of us who would struggle to justify spending quadruple figures on anything, let alone a single bottle of wine, how does this one – a Chateau le Pin Pomerol 2001- actually taste? “It’s really, really good,” enthuses Fattorini. “I haven’t had the 2001, which is quite hard to get hold of. But it’s the epitome of their house style. “It’s glossy, rich and voluptuous with lots of cherries and leaves your mouth coated with a glycerine feel. It’s exceptional.” Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A vineyard in Bordeaux – the one owned by Le Pin occupies just one acre He adds of the Le Pin 2001 wine: “It’s also very exotic. It’s a really good vintage …

Prince Harry paid damages over photos of home

Buckingham Palace said the duke “acknowledges and welcomes the formal apology” from Splash. ‘High level of privacy’ The court heard the photos, which were “published by the Times newspaper and elsewhere online”, were of living and dining areas, and included a shot taken “directly into the bedroom”. The duke’s lawyers told Mr Justice Warby that Harry and his wife Meghan had chosen to make the Oxfordshire property their home because of its “high level of privacy”. But Gerrard Tyrrell, who read a statement in court on the duke’s behalf, said the couple had subsequently felt unable to live there. What is Splash? Splash News and Picture Agency sells news, photos and videos across the world, including paparazzi images of celebrities. …

Parkland therapy dogs have their own special yearbook page

(CNN)This year’s edition of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School yearbook features some very good boys and girls. Their presence has brought joy and comfort when the MSD community needed it most, so it only seemed right to honor them with a special yearbook page and some expert canine portraiture.

Ocasio-Cortez Breaks Down What ‘Horrifying’ Abortion Bans Are Really All About

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) joined the widespread and growing chorus of criticism of The lawmaker tweeted early Thursday that abortion bans “aren’t just about controlling women’s bodies.” “It’s a brutal form of oppression to seize control of the 1 essential thing a person should command: their own body,” she added. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) bans abortion in almost all cases, including rape and incest. Doctors face up to 99 years in prison for performing the procedure. have spoken out against the law. Download

The New Feminist Trend Thats Breeding Mob Misogyny

Earlier this year, hordes of trolls descended on Russian model Anastasiya Kvitko’s called attention to Kvitko’s apparent use of Photoshop to enhance her appearance in pictures. The account then invited its tens of thousands of followers to “play a game” by guessing which body parts the 24-year-old had digitally altered in a recent photo. The abuse was so intense that Kvitko made her profile private. Russian Kim Kardashian,” is one of thousands of female influencers who post photos flaunting super slim waists, hourglass curves, chiseled cheekbones and permanently pouted lips. These women have a specific type of celebrity, promoting brands to their massive followings and bringing in big money.  Instagram face-lift” — a term coined by writer Eve Peyser to …

Mother’s Day Fast Facts

(CNN)Mother’s Day is observed on the second Sunday in May in the United States. It is also celebrated in many other countries. More people purchase fresh flowers and plants for Mother’s Day than for any other holiday except Christmas/Hanukkah. In 2019, the National Retail Federation (NRF) estimates that US consumers will spend $25 billion celebrating Mother’s Day. Shoppers will spend an average of $196.00 on Mom. Most consumers will give cards (75%) and flowers (67%) to their mothers or take her out to eat (55%) in 2018, but more money will be spent on jewelry ($5.2 billion) than any other category, according to the NRF. According to the Insure.com 2018 Mother’s Day Index, the various tasks moms perform at home …

Alabama governor signs nation’s most restrictive anti-abortion bill into law

(CNN)Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Wednesday signed into law a controversial abortion bill that could punish doctors who perform abortions with life in prison. “No matter one’s personal view on abortion, we can all recognize that, at least for the short term, this bill may similarly be unenforceable,” Ivey wrote. “As citizens of this great country, we must always respect the authority of the U.S. Supreme Court even when we disagree with their decisions. Many Americans, myself included, disagreed when Roe v. Wade was handed down in 1973. The sponsors of this bill believe that it is time, once again, for the U.S. Supreme Court to revisit this important matter, and they believe this act may bring about the best …

Alyssa Milano, Chris Evans, Other Celebs Rip ‘Unbelievable’ Alabama Abortion Ban

near-total ban on abortion passed the state’s Senate on Tuesday night.  abortions at any stage of pregnancy will face a minimum of 10 years in prison under the law, which has no exceptions for rape or incest but does include one for cases where the life of the mother is at risk.   Kay Ivey (R), who has not yet said if she will sign it.  REAL LIFE. REAL NEWS. REAL VOICES. Help us tell more of the stories that matter from voices that too often remain unheard. Join HuffPost Plus Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Milla Jovovich Opens Up About Emergency Abortion, Tells Fans To Fight For Safe Ones

Milla Jovovich shared an emotional story about her “horrific” Alabama Senate passed a bill that effectively bans the procedure, and urged fans to help protect women’s right to an abortion if they need one. Instagram post. “I never wanted to speak about this experience. But I cannot remain silent when so much is at stake.”  Alabama’s The Alabama bill follows  Jovovich said she had an emergency abortion two years ago, when she was working in Eastern Europe and was 4 1/2 months pregnant.  The actress also noted that “abortion is hard enough for women on an emotional level without having to go through it in potentially unsafe and unsanitary conditions.” Many other The Alabama abortion ban now goes to the …

Tim Conway Of ‘The Carol Burnett Show’ Dead At 85

The Carol Burnett Show,” is dead at 85. According to  Conway is best known for his time on the variety show “The Carol Burnett Show,” where he often made his colleagues Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence and Burnett crack up with characters like “ In one of his Conway won four Emmys for his time on “The Carol Burnett Show” and two for his guest appearances on the shows “Coach” and “30 Rock.” He also According to After news of his death spread, celebrities and friends like Burnett, Judd Apatow, Wayne Brady and more paid tribute to Conway.  “I’m heartbroken,” Burnett told Apatow also remembered Conway in a sweet Twitter tribute, saying that he “was pure comedy.”  Download

3 production companies say they won’t film in Georgia after abortion law signed

(CNN)Hollywood has been outspoken against a controversial Georgia abortion law, and now the heads of three production companies are saying they will not film in the state. Georgia has been the location for the filming of multiple television shows and blockbuster films, including one of Marvel’s biggest hits, “Black Panther.” Such films and the production of wildly popular TV series including “The Walking Dead” and “Stranger Things” have resulted in an estimated $2.7 billion pouring into the Southern state from direct spending via 455 productions, the governor’s office announced last year. Filmmakers J.J. Abrams and Jordan Peele released a joint statement Friday stating they’d stand “shoulder to shoulder with the women of Georgia” as their new show “Lovecraft Country” begins …

Jeremy Kyle Show suspended after guest death

All previous episodes of the show have also been taken down from the channel’s catch-up service, ITV Hub. Episodes will also not air on ITV2. A spokesperson for media watchdog Ofcom said: “This is clearly a very distressing case. Although we can only assess content that has been broadcast, we are discussing this programme with ITV as a priority to understand what took place.” The show has been broadcast in its mid-morning slot since 2005. Its guests discuss relationship issues and conflicts with each other in front of Kyle’s studio audience. It is well-known for its often heated debates, with Kyle mediating between guests. The show’s website asks for participants to contact the programme to discuss issues involving DNA and …

China’s persecuted Uyghurs live ‘freely’ in Turkey

Istanbul (CNN)The call to prayer at Emine Inanc mosque brings together immigrants who have found sanctuary in Istanbul’s working-class Zeytinburnu neighborhood. Uyghurs, who call their homeland “East Turkestan,” speak a dialect of Turkish and, like the Turks, are considered ethnically Turkic. Dozens of Uyghur shops and restaurants line the streets of Zeytinburnu, a small neighborhood near Istanbul’s international airport. Most shop signs are in the group’s native script and language which they say was banned in Xinjiang province. In a rundown building, children attend after-school classes to learn their mother tongue. Boys and girls crammed into small classrooms recite the Uyghur alphabet which most are learning for the first time. “We are more comfortable than we were in our home …

Arya, Lady Gaga and Avengers: The great escape

(CNN)A glittering gala celebrating the campiest fashion, a superhero flick that shattered box-office records, a fierce and mythical TV world of ice and fire — and Meghan and Harry’s new arrival, Archie. As Rob Picheta wrote, “The internet reveled in dissecting and poking fun at the most eye-catching fashion statements — and no one received the social media treatment more than Lady Gaga,” who displayed four different looks. “Avengers,” which Internet Movie Database says has grossed $2.3 billion worldwide and could eclipse “Avatar” as the biggest film of all time, certainly falls in the escapism category. But “Avengers” — and the Marvel cinematic universe — also reflects a historical arc, wrote Aaron Freedman. (Warning: A film spoiler lurks below.) When “Iron …

Royals launch mental health text line

“You can have a conversation anywhere and anytime – at school, at home, on the bus, anywhere.” Prince Harry: ‘Dial shift’ on mental health Celebrities shunned mental health charity – Prince William During a 12-month pilot last year, 1,000 volunteers signed up to the initiative and 60,000 conversations took place. “That is 60,000 moments when people who were feeling scared, frightened and alone were able to use their phone to connect with someone who could support them,” Prince William said at a launch event at Kensington Palace. The service aims to help people experiencing problems – from suicidal thoughts to bullying and relationship issues – move from “crisis to calm”. The duke also appealed for more people to join as …