‘I felt kind of promiscuous’: Gemma Arterton on Vita and Virginia

With director Chanya Button, the star has made an ambitious drama about the passionate Bloomsbury love affair. They talk about female desire and the rise in lesbian romances on screen Chanya Button are frolicking for the camera in a female-only London club. Behave as if you would normally, orders the photographer. We could cuddle up, quips Arterton, but that would give the wrong impression. She has just rushed up from Chichester, where she is staying with her boyfriend Rory Keenan, while he performs in a play. Its a reminder if any were needed that both women are busy, busy, busy. They have arrived late, creating a comic road-drama of their own as their respective assistants monitored their cars converging from …

To spite Putin, come visit Georgia

(CNN)Dear travelers, wine drinkers, hikers and beachgoersDear epicureans, romantics and historiansDear anybody looking for an adventure or wanting to spite Russian President Vladimir Putin. The country of Georgia needs you. If you’ve ever considered visiting this small Black Sea nation nestled between Russia and Turkey, now is the time. For those of you who have already been, it is time to return. It was not. But because of Putin’s actions (and a previous Soviet strategy to divide and conquer the region) 20% of this country is occupied by Russian forces. The truth is complex, but it’s not hard to understand: Georgians want their country back. And they want to share it with visitors because they are proud of this land. …

The care home that built a replica High Street

Image caption The care home is also home to animals, including some hungry goats “It just got bigger and bigger and it was like, ‘Let’s do this, let’s not just have shop fronts but spaces people could actually use, that families could use,’” says Anthea Reid, the care home’s manager. Next to the cages housing the parrots there are guinea pigs, ducks and those hungry goats – all aimed at stimulating residents’ senses. Image caption Audrey, next to her daughter Viv, has lived at the home for two years “I think it’s excellent, it gives them a talking point,” says Viv Semmens, whose 90-year-old mum Audrey has lived there for two years. Audrey is living with dementia, like more than …

Beyonc Fans Rejoice: ‘Lion King’ Director Promises A Lot More Nala

Beyoncé fans will be feeling the love at this news: Nala, her character in “ Jon Favreau told  The new film also takes advantage of Beyoncé’s pipes by having her sing a new song written especially for the film that she wrote with [music producer]  Although Favreau said Beyoncé was “ “The Lion King” debuts in theaters July 19. REAL LIFE. REAL NEWS. REAL VOICES. Help us tell more of the stories that matter from voices that too often remain unheard.

Putin fires back at Elton John over gay rights in Russia

(CNN)Russian President Vladimir Putin fired the latest round Satuday in a tiff with Elton John over gay rights. “Let everyone be happy, we have no problem with what,” Putin told the outlet. “But this must not be allowed to overshadow the culture, traditions and traditional family values of millions of people making up the core population.” John, who is gay, fired back in a social media post Friday, saying he was “deeply upset” by the interview and strongly disagrees with Putin’s view. “I find duplicity in your comment that you want LGBT people to ‘be happy’ and that ‘we have no problem in that’. Yet Russian distributors chose to heavily censor my film ‘Rocketman’ by removing all references to my …

Keanu Reeves supports Rome cinema collective attacked by far right

Actors and directors, from Richard Gere to Spike Lee, condemn violence that targeted Cinema America Hollywood names including Willem Dafoe and issued a message of support on its Facebook page after four people were attacked following a showing of the First Reformed. The message reads in Italian: It is unacceptable that there is still someone that thinks they can impose their view through the use of violence We cant accept a wound of this kind, inflicted not only to the world of art and cinema but to the whole world. The letter was also signed by the directors Spike Lee, Reports in the Italian media suggest that at least one of the men accused of perpetrating the attack on 16 …

Tom Holland And Jake Gyllenhaal’s Outfits Freak Everyone Out At Premiere

Tom Holland and The “ Many noticed the resemblance on Thursday after Wednesday’s screening. That is some seriously funny cosplay if that was their intention. There are a few differences between the Marvel movie pair and the nightclub knuckleheads of yore. But, damn, those outfits are really close. And fans loved it.  RELATED… Tom Holland Saves Fan From Being Crushed By Autograph Seekers The Way Tom Holland Drinks Water In His Spider-Man Costume Is Weird But Genius This 'Spider-Man' Scene Answers 1 Burning Marvel Question REAL LIFE. REAL NEWS. REAL VOICES. Help us tell more of the stories that matter from voices that too often remain unheard.

Why cultures queerbaiting leaves me cold

From Taylor Swifts new video to M&S sandwiches everyone is capitalising on Pride. Is it cause for concern? When Taylor Swift released her video for news site the Onion that delivered the funniest and most poignant response: Taylor Swift Inspires Teen To Come Out As Straight Woman Needing To Be At Center Of Gay Rights Narrative. The video, directed by Drew Kirsch and Swift herself, was designed to make a statement: it sees the musician parade around a campsite with a bunch of celebrity LGBTQ+ friends. Theres a same-sex wedding, a drag pageant and a food fight a parade of out and proud behaviour provoking the videos redneck protesters who hold placards with slogans such as Adam and Eve not …

Sheryl Sandberg Donates $1 Million To Planned Parenthood’s Advocacy Efforts

Sheryl Sandberg is making a $1 million personal donation to the political arm of abortion restrictions signed into law by Republican governors, including in Alabama, Georgia and Missouri. “I think this is a very urgent moment where the rights and the choices and the basic health of the most vulnerable women — the women who have been marginalized, often women of color — are at stake,” she told HuffPost in an interview. “And so all of us have to do our part to fight these draconian laws.”  Sandberg previously Trump’s reinstatement and expansion of what’s known as the “global gag rule,” which bans federal funding for international health organizations that speak about abortion as a family planning option.  Unlike in …

‘Charlie’s Angels’ Movie Trailer Is HERE – Watch The Ass Kicking & Listen To A Snippet Of Ariana, Miley, And Lana’s New Song! – Perez Hilton

Don’t call them ANGELS! On Thursday, the first trailer for the highly anticipated Charlie’s Angels movie dropped — and it’s action packed, full of ass kicking femme wonderment! Charlie’s girls — Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and newcomer Ella Balinska — alongside the film’s director AND 1/3 the new Bosleys, Elizabeth Banks, are fighting crime and doing the jobs cops wouldn’t dare!! We also spotted Patrick Stewart, Sam Claflin, Djimon Hounsou, Jonathan Tucker, Luis Gerardo Méndez, and America’s BF Noah Centineo in the mix. What a fun group! The short clip (you can watch above!) also features a catchy new theme song by Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, and Lana Del Rey which was teased on Wednesday. Now, the trailer is great and all — but …

Montpellier melts under a 45C high as Europe hit by record heatwave

The south of France is like August in Death Valley, officials say, but lessons have been learnt from the deadly summer of 2003 Where shall we put it? asked Luc Gomel, the director of Montpellier zoo. Right on the front gate, to make sure the joggers see it, came the reply from the reception desk. They always complain if bits of the park are shut. Gomel, sweat patches already blotting his armpits in the early morning heat, pinned the red notice to the gatepost. It warned that, because Montpellier was both on red alert for a heatwave and rated as a severe wildfire risk, special measures had been put in place at the zoo. The city, in the Hrault region …

Apollo Mission Control Center restored to its former glory

Houston, Texas (CNN)The Apollo Mission Control Center once buzzed with excitement as flight controllers communicated with the first astronauts to orbit the Earth, land on the moon and pilot shuttles. It’s where dedicated experts oversaw operations for each mission, hour by hour. But since 1992, the rooms that bore witness to so many awe-inspiring moments at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston have fallen silent. They were used as Mission Control for the Gemini, Apollo, Apollo/Soyuz, Skylab and Space Shuttle program missions.

More music venues aim for a 50/50 gender split

“We need to see a more balanced workforce. Image copyright Gareth Cattermole Image caption The Royal Albert has signed up to the pledge, as well as Opera, the venue hosts the Bafta film awards 60 new organisations have signed up to Keychange including the Royal Opera House, English National Opera, Bella Union record label and the EarTH music venue in east London. “There has been a tradition of commissioning more male composers than female in the classical world,” she explains. “That is why we have encouraged orchestras, labels publishers, venues, concert halls to sign up.” She says it is all about making sure younger women can see it is possible to be a producer, label manager or headline a festival. …

Graffiti Artist Turns A Beach Stone Into A Great White Shark And People Post Their Best Pics With It

“When I first saw this rock it looked like a perfect place for a great white,” revealed Swift, who painted the shark in March 2015. “It’s truly amazing how mother nature can carve out such a perfect shape.” The artist’s spray-paint creation has become a landmark for travelers in the region and it’s easy to see why. Jimmy Swift The graffiti artist shared a photo of his creation on Instagram and said it was “the hardest thing I’ve ever painted. I was literally beat up by the waves and rising tide and forced to stop before it was finished. I could have done better, but between the blowing sand and wind, splashing waves, burning hot sun and the fact I’ve never …

Toy Story 4 Just Crushed the Box Office

Good day! Welcome to another edition of The Monitor, WIRED's roundup of pop culture news. The big thing you missed over the weekend? Toy Story 4 giving Disney yet another massive opening following the successes of Avengers: Endgame, Captain Marvel, and Aladdin. And, as always, Netflix keeps making stuff. Let's get going. Toy Story 4 Tops Box Office With $100 Million-Plus Debut Another weekend, another chance for Disney to cobble together buckets of cash. The latest hit to come from the factory: Pixar's Toy Story 4, which nabbed $118 million at the box office in North America this weekend. That number is slightly below expectations, which were in the neighborhood of $140 million, but still enough to give Pixar's corporate …

The life of a female chimney sweep

Image copyright EMILY WILEBORE Image caption Emily Wilebore set up her chimney sweeping business in 2016, having previously worked as a youth worker For Emily Wilebore, the only time she has experienced dubious remarks about her job is when she has been up on the roof. Image copyright EMILY WILEBORE Image caption Emily says she’s is “really well-received” by customers “I was really taken aback by how brilliant and confident she was at doing it. I just needed that boost, really,” Emily says. Following that meeting, she decided to complete her own chimney sweep training and eventually set up her own business in 2016. Emily says she has never found any “gold rings or old hip flasks” – which, in …