Man ‘filmed dying girlfriend’ at festival

“He did not intend to cause her harm and Louella willingly took that which she was given, but it had a terrible effect,” he said. ‘Screeching’ Ms Fletcher-Michie died after a “significant period of suffering”, he said, and Mr Broughton had continued filming “when she was disturbed, agitated, and then seriously ill” over several hours. “He even did so, the prosecution suggest, after she was apparently dead,” Mr Mousley said. In video clips shown to the court, Ms Fletcher-Michie repeatedly shouts at Mr Broughton to telephone her mother but he tells her to “put your phone away”. Carol Fletcher-Michie eventually spoke to her daughter at 18:48 BST, growing concerned when she “could hear her screeching”. Her parents were so worried …

German far-right party members attacked after cinema visit

BERLIN – Berlin police say two members of the far-right Alternative for Germany party’s youth wing were injured in a street attack after watching a Holocaust film. Police said Monday they are investigating whether the violence was politically motivated. The party’s youth wing, known as Young Alternative, said its members were attacked by people shouting “(expletive) Nazis” late Sunday after attending a screening of the film “Who Will Write Our History,” about the Warsaw Ghetto.

5 things to know for February 11: Border security, ISIS, Denver strike, snow, Grammys

(CNN)Are you one of those people who wants to know how the sausage gets made? Then the world’s first sausage hotel is for you. Here’s what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get “5 Things You Need to Know Today” delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.) The chances of another government shutdown shot up over the weekend after talks between Republicans and Democrats on border security broke down. The sticking points in the talks are the level of funding for barriers on the border and how much money to spend on ICE detention facilities. Another partial government shutdown could start at the end of the week if the two …

Someone Save Lady Gaga From This Awkward Ryan Seacrest Grammys Interview

Lady Gaga shutting down the red carpet, then you’d be sorely mistaken with the actress continuing her streak at the 2019 Grammy Awards.  already picked up two awards honoring her country folk album “Joanne” and her record-breaking duet “Shallow” from the Bradley Cooper-directed romance drama.  The interview started well but took an awkward turn when Seacrest pointed the mic toward Gaga without even asking a question.  “We’re out of time, so I have to let you go,” Seacrest. “It says toss to break.” Ahead of the ceremony, the singer joked she was “not going to be able to wear any makeup tonight” because she was too emotional.  “I wish so much I was there but am at the Grammys to show …

Bafta removes Bryan Singer from nomination

The academy said it recognised “Mr Singer’s denial of the allegations” but that his suspension would remain in place “until the outcome of the allegations has been resolved”. Director Bryan Singer denies sex claims It added: “For the avoidance of doubt, Bohemian Rhapsody remains nominated in the Outstanding British Film category, and the other individuals named as candidates in respect of the film remain nominees. “Bafta believes everyone has the right to a fulfilling career in a safe, professional working environment, and it will continue to collaborate with the film, games and television industries to achieve this.”

Why do people take pictures at crash scenes?

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Was taking pictures of those killed in the Grenfell Tower fire a “mindless” act? Dr Lasana Harris, an associate professor in experimental psychology at University College London, has researched the behaviour of people at emergency scenes. He has a theory on why people reach for their phones – it’s not so much what goes through their minds, it’s what doesn’t. “We live in a culture where [photography on phones] is what people do; it’s normative behaviour.” Dr Harris thinks the recording of the dead or the injured is accordingly “mindless” – people pull out their phones automatically, for scenes “good, bad or indifferent”. But can such actions be explained away so easily? Image copyright UK …

Obituary: Albert Finney

Albert Finney, who has died at the age of 82, came to prominence in the era of the “Angry Young Men”. It was a period that transformed the face of British theatre and cinema from the mid-1950s. He switched effortlessly between blustering roles, such as when he played Winston Churchill, and performances of great wit, charm and elegance. Powerfully built, he had the resonant voice beloved of earlier generations of stage actors. Daniel Craig leads Albert Finney tributes In pictures: Albert Finney’s life and career Actor Albert Finney dies aged 82 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tom Jones made Finney an international star Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Scrooge proved he could sing as well as act The …

5 things to know for February 8: Politics, abortion law, Jeff Bezos, Frank Robinson

(CNN)If you’re thinking about doing the boiling water challenge, here’s a word of advice: Just don’t. It’s sending people to the hospital. 1. Politics Longest-serving congressman in US history dies at 92 2. Louisiana abortion law The Supreme Court voted 5-4 to block a Louisiana abortion access law that was set to go into effect today. The state’s Unsafe Abortion Protection Act requires a doctor have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the facility where the abortion is performed. Critics said there’s no medical justification for the law and it was just an attempt to restrict abortions. The ruling doesn’t stop the Supremes from taking up the case later, though, and possibly upholding the law. Chief Justice John Roberts …

Woody Allen Sues Amazon For Dropping Film Deal After Sex Abuse Accusation Resurfaced

Woody Allen has filed a lawsuit against Amazon Studios claiming breach of contract for dropping a four-movie deal and The suit, filed in federal court in the Southern District of New York, seeks $68 million in damages. It claims Amazon breached the contract without cause, though the company cited resurfaced accusations that Allen molested his adoptive daughter Dylan Farrow in 1992. Dylan Farrow has long alleged that Allen sexually abused her when she was a child. Allen, 83, has steadfastly denied the allegations. powerful CBS television interview early last year amid the height of the Me Too movement. The movement has been fueled by sexual misconduct in the entertainment industry revealed in part by Farrow’s brother, According to the suit, Amazon …

Woman ‘wanted drugs trip on YouTube’

Image caption Jurors were asked if they watched Holby City, which stars Ms Fletcher-Michie’s father John Michie In later recordings on Mr Broughton’s phone, Ms Fletcher-Michie made incoherent high-pitched noises and grunts. A male voice told her: “Stop eating these thorns. You’re just going to cut your beautiful skin.” Recordings made after 21:00 BST on 10 September contained loud screams and images of blood-covered hands. The jury was shown an image from the phone of a person, thought to be Ms Fletcher-Michie, lying on the ground with her eyes closed at 23:24. She was found dead by security guards at 01:15 on what would have been her 25th birthday, the court previously heard. Prosecutors have claimed Mr Broughton failed to …

Holby star ‘begged to see dying daughter’

Giving evidence, the Holby City star wept as he described his efforts to persuade a member of security staff to let him in. He said he eventually convinced one attendant to take his phone, which had a location pin-drop sent to them by Mr Broughton, while they waited at the entrance. The couple waited up to 90 minutes before they heard their daughter’s body had been found, he said. Image caption Jurors were asked if they watched Holby City, which stars Ms Fletcher-Michie’s father John Michie In the witness box, Mr Michie described how he had later released a statement defending Mr Broughton, after newspapers reported that a murder investigation was under way. ‘Drama queen’ jibe “I believed him to …

Albert Finney, five-time Oscar nominee, dead at 82

London (CNN)Albert Finney, the Oscar-nominated British actor best known for his roles in “Annie,” “Erin Brockovich” and “Tom Jones,” has died after a short illness, according to representatives of his family. Born in Salford, England, to a working-class family, Finney joined the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art at the age of 17, according to PA. He started out acting in the theater before making his film debut in “The Entertainer” in 1960, and starring in “Saturday Night and Sunday Morning” the same year. The film, a snapshot of working-class life in Britain, known as one of the first “kitchen-sink” dramas, won Finney a BAFTA award for most promising newcomer in 1961. Two years later he became a major star …