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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …