It Ain’t Half Hot Mum actor dies aged 88

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWindsor Davies will be remembered for his role as Battery Sergeant Major “Shut Up” Williams in It Ain’t Half Hot Mum Actor and star of It Ain’t Half Hot Mum, Windsor Davies, has died. Davies, 88, who was best known as the sergeant major in the TV series, died on Thursday, his family said. Born in Canning Town, London, he returned to his father’s home village, Nant-y-Moel in Bridgend county, when World …

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slams Aaron Sorkin for telling new Dems to ‘stop acting like young people’

Sorkin noted the Democrats have gotten too progressive. “I think there’s great opportunity here, now more than ever, for Democrats to be the non-stupid party,” he said. He also said Democrats need to think more about average Americans: “…That we haven’t forgotten the economic anxiety of the middle class but we’re going to be smart about this, we’re not going to be mean about it.” Ocasio-Cortez, who was sworn in earlier this month as a Democratic congresswoman from New York, …

Stan and Ollie car back on the road

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy’s slapstick comedy was hugely popular during the early classical Hollywood era of American cinema Mr Grose said: “When we sold the business about seven years ago I started to take a bit more notice of it. “It wasn’t running and that seemed a shame because I was aware it had been used by Laurel and Hardy in 1953 and it was time to try to pay a bit of …

James Watson Stripped Of Honorary Titles Over Racial Comments

James Watson, who shared the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the discovery of the structure of DNA, has lost the honorary titles given to him by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL), where he worked after 1968. The decision comes after extensive soul-searching and heated debate within CSHL. It exemplifies the conundrum of how to treat scientists who have made major contributions to their own field, but mistreat their colleagues, or make dangerously false statements about topics outside …

Stunning shots from horse racing’s photographer of the year

(CNN)His father was a legendary royal correspondent, but when young Edward Whitaker tagged along to watch Prince Charles play polo he was more fascinated by the phalanx of photographers. He recruited the help of trainer Nicky Henderson’s secretary Carolyn Harty to pose on her horse, and they set off before dawn for the Mandown gallops in Lambourne, England on January 31, 2018. “I knew a place where the moon set and where the angle would be right, so I was …

Molly Ringwald crowns a new teen queen

(CNN)Molly Ringwald’s name is synonymous with the ’80s and teenage angst. Fisher recently won a Critics’ Choice Award for her role as Kayla Day in the film, which was directed and written by Bo Burnham. “I watched part of it with my husband and he was like, ‘I don’t know if I can watch this.’ It was so emotional because it’s a father and his daughter and we had just gone through that,” Ringwald, who has three children, explained. “My …

Learning In Your Sleep Is Possible (Kind Of)

It’s the student dream: to listen to a recording of necessary information while sleeping and absorb it before a big exam. Surprisingly, new research indicates we really can process meaning in our sleep, but the authors sadly conclude it won’t allow us to study and sleep simultaneously. Sleep researchers have shown that even during sleep we can be responsive to sounds’ relevance. Some people will wake upon hearing their names, when other words spoken equally loudly leave them sleeping, and …

Williams ‘blasting’ music to torment Page

The two stars live next door to each other in Holland Park – Williams’s Grade II-listed home used to belong to film director and restaurant critic Michael Winner. It is not publicly known who wrote the complaint, which is signed “Johnny”. Talking about the row in the Telegraph on Friday, a spokesman for Williams said the claims in the complaint were “a complete fabrication and nonsense”. Image copyright Owal Image caption A drawing from the planning application to develop the …

Hulu unexpectedly releases Fyre Fraud days before Netflixs competing documentary

Not since the literary biopic showdown between “Capote” and “Infamous” has there been such an intense battle for the attention of viewers. This time, the fight is between Hulu and Netflix’s competing documentaries about the disastrous Fyre Festival, a 2017 music festival whose failure led to eight lawsuits and a six-year prison sentence for co-founder Billy McFarland. Hulu unexpectedly released its film, “Fyre Fraud” today, just four days before Netflix’s “Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened” was scheduled to …

Carol Channing, legendary Broadway actress, dies at 97, publicist says

CAROL CHANNING REVEALS SHE REFUSED TO SAY THE F-WORD FOR LAUGHS “It is with extreme heartache, that I have to announce the passing of an original Industry Pioneer, Legend and Icon – Miss Carol Channing. I admired her before I met her, and have loved her since the day she stepped … or fell rather … into my life,” her publicist B Harlan Boll told Broadway World in a statement. “It is so very hard to see the final curtain lower …

Sofia Coppola and Bill Murray will reunite for Apple and A24

The director and star of “Lost in Translation” are working together again, with Bill Murray starring alongside Rashida Jones in “On the Rocks,” a new film directed by Sofia Coppola. The movie will tell the story of a young mother who reconnects with her playboy father in New York City. Production is supposed to begin this spring. “On the Rocks” is the first film to come out of the partnership between Apple and A24, which will see A24 (the studio …

American Anchor For Iranian State TV Arrested On Visit To U.S.

Marzieh Hashemi, who worked for the network’s English-language service, was detained in St. Louis, where she had filmed a Black Lives Matter documentary after visiting relatives in the New Orleans area. She was then taken to Washington, according to her elder son, Hossein Hashemi. Hossein Hashemi said his mother lives in Tehran and comes back to this country about once a year to see her family, usually scheduling documentary work somewhere in the U.S. as well. The incident comes as …

Blindfolded Bird Box Challenger crashes car

Remember, way back on January 2 when Netflix issued a warning to its customers over the viral Bird Box challenge meme to “PLEASE DO NOT HURT YOURSELVES WITH THIS BIRD BOX CHALLENGE?” That warning wasn’t heard or followed by at least one 17-year-old in Utah who decided to give the challenge — which involves a blindfold — a whirl while driving. The result was what one might expect. There was a crash (hat tip CNN, which spotted the tweet from Layton Police).

Helen Mirren shoes to redefine ‘Essex girl’

Image copyright Epping Forest District Museum Image caption The main exhibition highlights the achievements of women from Essex Image copyright Epping Forest District Museum Image caption Olympian Sally Gunnell – from Epping – has donated a pair of her trainers Snapping the Stiletto opens at Epping Forest District Museum on 12 January

Ocasio-Cortez Quotes ‘Watchmen’ Author Alan Moore, Slays Nerd Hearts

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) tapped into the nerd fanbase motherlode Friday when she quoted Watchmen author AOC unsheathed the quote from a character created by the British anarchist author in response to a Politico piece about older-guard Democrats’ Ocasio-Cortez parried back: “To quote Alan Moore: ‘None of you understand. I’m not locked up in here with YOU. You’re locked up in here with ME.’” The masked vigilante Watchmen character Rorschach issued the same warning in the wildly revered Watchmen became a 2009 Zack Snyder …

Visitors flock to town after TV appearance

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCromer Pier a ‘star’ of BBC One this Christmas A seaside town has seen a boost in visitors after its 117-year-old pier starred in a BBC One film over Christmas. Cromer, in Norfolk, was the location for the channel’s festive idents which were shown before programmes, as well as the short film “Wonderland”. About 12,000 people watched the town’s annual firework display on New Year’s Day – up 2,000 on the year …