Petula Clark: Elvis angled for a threesome he was raring to go

From child star to superstar, the singer is still performing at 86. She talks about being consoled by John Lennon, her friendship with Karen Carpenter and her close encounter with the King Petula Clark does not like to look back. She does not celebrate birthdays hates nostalgia. So spending several hours in a studio, listening to her early records as she was recently forced to do, for a compilation of songs from her seven-decade career was kind of torture, she says. She affects a groan, eyes rolling beneath their spidery lashes. Clark is among the bestselling British female artists of all time, with one of the largest chart spans of any artist in history. She has been on Desert Island …

Newlywed Dies In Treacherous River While Hiking To ‘Into The Wild Bus’

Veramika Maikamava of Belarus was wading through the waist-high water of the Teklanika River near Denali National Park with husband Piotr Markielau when she lost her grip on a rope she was using to steady herself, the State troopers said Markielau discovered his wife’s body roughly 75 to 100 feet downriver and reported her death to authorities. The couple had recently married. According to local radio station KTNA, the Tri-Valley Fire Department and a state trooper arrived on the scene with ATVs and retrieved Maikamava’s body. It has been sent for an autopsy and an investigation is ongoing. 19 days after he died while trying to survive alone in the wilderness. Swiss hiker drowned in 2010 while crossing the Teklanika …

If you had one shot, one opportunity….

In an era when amateur photographers can keep taking a shot, deleting and trying again until they get something they are happy with, what happens if you limit yourself to just one opportunity? Would you capture it? Photographer Tim Willcocks did just that when he produced a series of portraits of creative people in Hastings and St Leonards on the south-east coast of England. Artists, designers, musicians and journalists posed for the photographer, as he set out to take just a single shot of them with his medium format film camera. He found his subjects by putting out appeals on social media, leading to more than 150 people contacting him. “The decision to shoot allowing [only] one shot was deliberate,” …

Panic Attack review: a wake-up call the woke won’t read

Tagging Robby Soaves book with a Tucker Carlson quote is a mistake he makes a good case for the virtues of free speech When a member of the American Nazi party spoke at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1964, he did so at the invitation of a leftwing student group. As a stunt to promote the event part of a series which also featured Malcolm X, the conservative according to the feminist scholar Jo Freeman, and no one tried to stop them speaking. Debates about what the speakers had said, not whether they should have been allowed to say it, dominated student bull sessions for days. Contrast that episode with another recounted by the libertarian journalist American Civil Liberties …

Nurse-Turned-Photographer Adds Smiles On Professional Baby Photos And Its Hysterical (16 Pics)

Coffee Creek Studio, specializes in gorgeous photos of weddings, maternity and newborns. She takes some stunning pics of freshly-baked babies, all soft hues and pastel colors that bring out the best in our little bundles of joy. The results are… interesting to say the least. The album is entitled “If Babies Had Teeth” and the images range from absolutely hilarious to downright creepy. Facebook page. #2 #3 “I remember sitting with a parent who had lost her most precious gift and wishing I could give her something in that moment. That’s when I truly realized I wanted to pursue my love of photography. I love that I’ve been fortunate enough to capture so many milestones and memories for my clients and it …

How Simu Liu’s Role Of ‘Shang-Chi’ Could Change How We See Saviors

Marvel announced this month that the studio would be releasing “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” in 2020, the studio’s first film starring an Asian superhero in its over-25-year history.Simu Liu, who’s been gunning for a superhero role since 2014, told HuffPost that his role of Shang-Chi is “ As recent as 2019′s “Avengers: Endgame,” superhero movie plotlines have relegated Asian men to villain characters. Sociologist Nancy Wang Yuen pointed out that in the film, archer Hawkeye kills several Asian men in Japan “for no logical reason.” Yuen added that Asian men have long represented threats, painted as barbarous and exotic others. “Having an Asian superhero lead within the same Marvel universe shows the world that Asians can also …

Amazon’s The Boys Tests the Limits of Superhero Fatigue

Less than a week ago, 33 people posed for a photo at Marvel Studios' Comic-Con panel, most of them actors who would be appearing in the studio's upcoming film and television projects. While some were veterans, many were newcomers to Marvel's ever-broadening paracosm—a narrative web that already crammed more than 60 heroes into May's Avengers: Endgame, and will continue its combinatorial creep over at least the next three years. As for the logistics of bringing nearly three dozen working actors into the same room on a Saturday afternoon in July: Marvel and its parent company, Disney, control the largest film brand on the planet. They want you there? You'll be there. It's into this supersaturated entertainment age that Amazon's The …

Sleater-Kinney: Music has always been the playground of mens sexuality

The feminist punks new album, produced by St Vincent and inspired in part by a Rihanna song, is their most expansive yet. So why did their drummer just quit the band? By now, we know reunion culture is a con. The brief excitement of seeing a favourite band re-form is swiftly tempered by watching them resentfully trot out the hits and confront their mortality. Plus, the past is no longer a novelty but our perpetual groundhog day of recycled franchises and rebooted brands. Which is why Sleater-Kinneys surprise return, in 2015, nine years after they went on hiatus, was so refreshing. Not content to rehash old glories, the feminist punks had a brilliant new album, the riotous, new wavy No …

Meghan guest edits Vogue’s September issue

Meghan, who gave birth to her first child in May, said she had spent the last seven months working on the project “to take the year’s most-read fashion issue and steer its focus to the values, causes and people making impact in the world today”. “Through this lens I hope you’ll feel the strength of the collective in the diverse selection of women chosen for the cover as well as the team of support I called upon within the issue to help bring this to light,” she said. “I hope readers feel as inspired as I do, by the forces for change they’ll find within these pages.” The issue includes a conversation between Meghan and former US First Lady Michelle …

Asian stocks trade broadly higher after Bank of Japan holds interest rates steady

Hong Kong (CNN Business)Asian stocks traded mostly higher Tuesday after the Bank of Japan kept its ultra-low interest rates unchanged. Investors are also waiting for clues on other key events, including a rate decision from the Federal Reserve and progress on US-China trade talks in Shanghai. The Federal Reserve’s two-day policy meeting will also start Tuesday. The US central bank is widely anticipated to cut interest rates for the first time since 2008. Meanwhile, US-China trade talks are kicking off in Shanghai. It’s the first time that top negotiators from the two countries are meeting in person since their leaders declared a temporary truce at the G20 last month. US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer are …

Kelly McGillis says she wasn’t asked to return for ‘Top Gun: Maverick’

(CNN)Kelly McGillis says she not only hasn’t seen the trailer for “Top Gun: Maverick,” but she wasn’t asked to be a part of the film. In terms of remaining close to her former costars, she said “Movies are odd things. I don’t really keep in touch with anybody.” “I think I’ve spoken to a couple of people occasionally, but the truth is, movies are very odd work situations because you have a lot of people who come together from all different parts of the world,” McGillis said. Jennifer Connelly, 48, plays the love interest in “Top Gun: Maverick” and McGillis said she’s “so glad that she got that opportunity.” McGillis now lives in North Carolina with her two children and …

Russi Taylor, longtime voice of Minnie Mouse, dies at 75

FILE: Disney legend Russi Taylor stands amidst the long shadows at the Disney Legend Plaza at Disney Studios in Burbank, Calif.  (Los Angeles Times via AP) A native of Cambridge, Mass., Taylor became the official voice of Minnie in 1986, beating out more than 200 competitors who auditioned. She voiced Minnie across Disney projects in film, television and theme parks, including the movie “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” and the TV show “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.” “Minnie Mouse lost her voice with the passing of Russi Taylor,” Iger said. “For more than 30 years, Minnie and Russi worked together to entertain millions around the world — a partnership that made Minnie a global icon and Russi a Disney Legend.” “WILLY WONKA” ACTRESS …

Russi Taylor, voice of Minnie Mouse, dies at 75

(CNN)Russi Taylor, the voice of Minnie Mouse since the mid-1980s, has died, according to the Walt Disney Company. She was 75. Taylor was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on May 4, 1944, the company said, and had wanted to work for Disney ever since she met its founder and namesake during a childhood trip to Disneyland. “At one point during our chat, he asked me what I wanted to do when I grow up, and I said, ‘I want to work for you!’ So he said, ‘Okay!’—and now I do,” Disney’s release quoted Taylor as saying. Taylor was married to Wayne Allwine, who was the voice of Mickey Mouse from 1977 until his death in 2009. According to Disney, they met …

Cori ‘Coco’ Gauff can be grand slam champion if she stays hungry, says Li Na

(CNN)Despite retiring from her playing career in 2014, two-time grand slam champion Li Na still keeps an eager eye on the tennis world she left behind. READ: Cori ‘Coco’ Gauff, 15, eyes US Open win after ‘crazy’ Wimbledon READ: Novak Djokovic says Wimbledon victory was ‘mentally the most demanding’ Naomi Osaka: Tennis’ next Serena Williams? Wonder mom Serena Should both Gauff and Osaka need a role model to help guide them through the start of their careers, then they need look no further than Serena Williams. The 37-year-old reached her 11th Wimbledon singles final this year as she continues her return to the game following childbirth and a battle with injury. Despite falling just short of a record equaling 24th …

A woman died after trying to reach the famous ‘Into the Wild’ bus

(CNN)A 24-year-old woman from Belarus died on Alaska’s Stampede Trail while attempting to visit an abandoned bus made famous by the book and film “Into the Wild.” A trooper responded at the scene with volunteers from the Tri-Valley Fire Department, the Alaska State Troopers said. Maikamava’s body was sent to the state medical examiner, and an investigation into the incident is ongoing. Hikers attempt to visit the bus every year Writer Jon Krakauer first chronicled McCandless’ journey in a 1993 magazine article for Outside and later expanded on it in his book “Into the Wild” in 1996. McCandless grew up in an affluent Washington, DC, suburb and upon graduating from Emory University in 1990, left behind his sheltered life and …

Netflix’s The Great Hack Brings Our Data Nightmare to Life

If you’d rather not think about how your life is locked in a dystopian web of your own data, don't watch the new Netflix documentary *The Great Hack*. But if you want to see, really see the way data tracking, harvesting, and targeting takes the strands of information we generate and ties them around us until we are smothered by governments and companies, then don't miss the film, which premieres today on the streaming platform and in theaters. Ostensibly, it tells the story of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, but even if you know that sordid tale already, the film is worth a look. It uses the scandal as a framework to illustrate the data mining structures and algorithms that are …