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 …

‘Escape artist’ rhea on run for weeks

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe large flightless bird was seen in the road at Chiltern Bank An “escape artist” rhea distracting drivers in Oxfordshire has been on the run for four weeks, police said. The large flightless bird, named Chris, was seen in the road at Chiltern Bank, Peppard Common, on Sunday. PC Simon Pink said a number of people had called about the rhea, but efforts to capture it had been unsuccessful. In a tweet …

Broadway Legend Carol Channing Dies

Whether you knew her as Dolly, Lorelei, Muzzy or just Carol, Channing was a one-of-a-kind talent who captivated any audience. Her razor-sharp wit, gravelly voice and big, bright smile became the trademarks of a performer who originated some of Broadway’s most iconic roles throughout the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s. Channing continued to share her gifts on stage into her late 90s, enshrining her in a class of Broadway luminaries all her own.  “I admired her before I met her, and have …

Anti-Gay Pastor Resigns Over Allegation He Slept With Prostitutes

Donnie Romero, a conservative Baptist minister and founder of Fort Worth’s Stedfast Baptist Church, offered congregants a tearful apology during a meeting on Jan. 2. Stedfast Baptist Church’s YouTube channel. “I’ve been a terrible husband and father.” “Basically, the major sin involved was being with prostitutes, and then there were also marijuana and gambling that were also discovered,” Anderson said in a YouTube video posted on Jan. 3. “I’ll pray to God that God will finish the job that that man …

‘Green Book’ writer apologizes after anti-Muslim tweet surfaces

(CNN)Nick Vallelonga, the Golden Globe-winning writer of the critically acclaimed drama “Green Book,” has apologized for a 2015 tweet containing a false, Islamophobic statement. Representatives for Ali have not returned CNN’s request for comment. The movie follows the friendship between celebrated pianist Dr. Donald Shirley (Ali) and his rough-around-the-edges driver Tony Vallelonga (Mortensen). Tony Vallelonga was Nick Vallelonga’s father. “I am also sorry to my late father who changed so much from Dr. Shirley’s friendship and I promise this lesson …

In a ‘funk’ as 2020 decision looms, Beto O’Rourke hits the road

El Paso, Texas (CNN)Beto O’Rourke is on the road — but he doesn’t seem to know where it’s leading. Over coffee on Wednesday in El Paso, when asked that question directly, Ortega replied, “I’m not sure he is. That’s why he is still deciding what he wants to do.” “If he puts himself forward, he’s going to have to justify to himself that he thinks he is the best person for the job, and that’s a very deliberate process that …

It takes seconds to suss out offensive tweets, but celebs just aren’t getting the message

(CNN)It only takes a few seconds to search for something on someone’s Twitter account. With the right terms and a little bit of intuition, one may even find something that threatens to take down an entire career. “It used to be that the overarching brand had more power than the individual and that is no longer true,” Harrington says. “The majority of these ‘called-on-the-carpet’ moments come from personalities that are trying to have a personal voice but are still at …

Tom Cruise announces two new ‘Mission: Impossible’ films in the works

“Summer 2021 and Summer 2022,” the 56-year-old announced on Twitter. TOM CRUISE JUMPS OUT OF PLANE FOR ‘MISSION IMPOSSIBLE’  Following its release last July, “Mission: Impossible — Fallout” has scored some of the best reviews in the series and was in the news cycle for almost a year. Talk about the film started early, in August of 2017, when Cruise broke his ankle performing a stunt in London with video to prove it. The Associated Press contributed to this report.  On Our …

Netflix faces $25 million lawsuit over Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

If you watched Netflix’s latest “Black Mirror” production, there’s no doubt it reminded you of the “Choose Your Own Adventure” books. Now, the publisher that owns the trademark to “Choose Your Own Adventure,” Chooseco, LLC, is suing Netflix. The publisher is alleging trademark infringement, The Hollywood Reporter first reported. In the complaint, Chooseco says Netflix “used the mark willfully and intentionally to capitalize on viewers’ nostalgia for the original book series from the 1980s and 1990s. The film’s dark and, …

‘Queer icon’ is Sound of 2019 runner-up

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBrooklyn-born pop star King Princess is the runner up in BBC Music’s Sound Of 2019 list Type “King Princess” into Google, and the headlines are overwhelming. “A gay icon in waiting,” says the NME. “A queer pop star for a new generation,” agrees DIY magazine. “All Hail King Princess, the newest member of queer pop royalty,” declares The Guardian. And King Princess is agreeably relaxed about the role she’s been assigned. “If …

Someone Asks What Was The Worst Experience In A Movie Theater And These 50 Stories Are Wild

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John Travolta shocks fans with fresh new look

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP The reception was generally positive, with social media praising the new hairstyle and others saying they are “loving the new look.” “John Travolta is now bald and he definitely pulls it off….,” commented one Twitter user. “I gotta say #JohnTravolta looks great as a bald dude,” wrote another. This is the first time the “Grease” actor has been seen without hair, with the possible exception of the 2010 film “From Paris with …

Two dead in Spanish mountains plane crash

The 62-year-old former Thanet District Council Conservative councillor tweeted pictures from the air Wednesday. Mr Hockings, 67, ran an aircraft maintenance company called Cristal Air based at Spilsted Farm airfield at Sedlescombe, near Hastings. Skip Twitter post by @SimonMoores Dawn’s early light – Apparently Biarritz make it very difficult to refuel so go to San Sebastián instead pic.twitter.com/3hH0GWEsZ1 — Simon Moores (@SimonMoores) January 9, 2019 The Aviation Safety Network said the plane crashed at 13:50 GMT on Hernio mountain in …