Woman convicted in the ‘Fatal Attraction’ murder case has been granted parole

(CNN)After 27 years in prison, the woman convicted of killing her lover’s wife in the so-called “Fatal Attraction” murder has been granted parole, according to the New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. “We are very pleased” with the decision to grant parole, Mayer Morganroth, an attorney for Warmus, told CNN on Saturday. He talks to her nearly every day, he said, and will soon be in New York to make arrangements for his client. The case attracted widespread media coverage, TV movies and true crime books. It was dubbed the “Fatal Attraction” killing, after the 1987 film starring Glenn Close and Michael Douglas.

Victorian factory destroyed by ‘arson’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNo one is thought to have been hurt, but the fire has destroyed the former Fisons fertiliser factory A suspected arson attack at a derelict Victorian fertiliser factory was likened to “a disaster film” scene. Fire crews were called to the Grade II-listed former Fisons warehouse on Paper Mill Lane, in Bramford, near Ipswich, at about 05:00 BST. No one is thought to have been hurt, but the building, dating back to 1858, was destroyed by the blaze. Ian Bowell, from Suffolk Fire and Rescue, said there was “no obvious natural cause” for the fire. “I have to say quite confidently that we are treating this as arson,” he said. Image copyright …

Adam Sandler returns to ‘SNL’ with a song about how he was fired

(CNN)Adam Sandler returned to “Saturday Night Live” with a song parodying his departure from the show two decades ago. The next verse of the song continued: “I think they just hate the Jews. I was fired, not rehired. It made me sad and blue.” Then came a cameo by fellow “SNL” alumnus Chris Rock, who was on the show from 1990 to 1993. Sandler asked Rock why he left the show. “I got fired. I was fired. I was fired by NBC,” Rock sang. “Then I went on ‘In Living Color,’ three weeks later they took it off TV.” “In Living Color” was an African-American variety show that aired on Fox between 1990 and 1994. Current “SNL” cast member Pete …

Gay couples’ church weddings ‘reluctance’

Rory Castle-Jones, 31, is a member of Swansea Unitarian Church and married his partner Rhys in a Neath Port Talbot Unitarian church in 2016. “It was very important to me and my partner to get married in a church,” he said. Image caption Andrew White of Stonewall Cymru says places of worship should not be forced to host ceremonies LGBT rights charity Stonewall Cymru said it was important that places of worship made their own decision over whether to marry same-sex couples. Director Andrew White said: “We’ve long stood up for religious freedom, we might not always agree… if you can’t get married as a same-sex couple in your local chapel, as sad as that would be if your local …

Woody Allen Reportedly Can’t Get Anyone To Publish His Memoir

Woody Allen, the writer-director now eschewed by most of Hollywood, has been unsuccessfully pitching a memoir to major publishing houses for the last year, a New York Times report found Thursday. According to the report in the Times:  Though the abuse allegations left Allen largely unscathed throughout the last three decades, the rise of the Me Too movement in 2017 gave new life to the longstanding demands for people to stop working with him. sued Amazon Studios for dropping a four-movie deal and defended its decision and said it was based on Allen’s dismissive comments about the Me Too movement.  Anjelica Huston said in an interview with Vulture that she’d work with him again “in a second.”  here.  Download Original …

The Best Thing About HBOs Larry Nassar Doc Is That It’s Not About Larry Nassar

HBO documentary, “Larry Nassar, it focuses on the survivors. The documentary, directed by Carr and premiering on HBO this Friday, gives a wholistic rundown of every wheel that’s fallen off the proverbial USA Gymnastics wagon since the first woman — former gymnast publicly accused Nassar in 2016. The film also looks at the people and institutions who enabled Nassar for so long: USA Gymnastics, U.S. Olympic Committee. Thought Crimes: The Case of the Cannibal Cop” and “ “This was not going to be Larry Nassar’s film,” she added defiantly. “I was not going to allow him to once again take center stage.”  Nassar, who’s currently serving concurrent over 500 athletes (nearly all of whom were young women) under the guise of …

How Courtney Love, ‘Spider-Man’ And ‘Showgirls’ Inspired ‘Her Smell’

A Star Is Born,” “Vox Lux,” “Teen Spirit” pose questions about what it means to be a pop star in this modern world. But with all due respect to Jackson Maine, the best of the bunch is “Elisabeth Moss plays a Courtney Love type whose primary condition is chaos.  In writing and directing the film, Alex Ross Perry, who also worked with Moss on the 2015 psychodrama “ How interesting that “Her Smell” arrives amid a wave of pop-star/rock-star movies. It’s baked into the concept of those genres. They’re not meant to fill arenas. Gunpowder & Sky Elisabeth Moss and Alex Ross Perry on the set of “Her Smell.” I think a lot of that stuff appeared only vis-à-vis figuring …

‘Boyz N The Hood’ Director John Singleton Dead At 51

John Singleton, the first African American filmmaker to receive a Best Director Oscar nomination, died Monday at age 51 after The Associated Press. his mother said in court documents last week while seeking to become a temporary conservator who could make medical and financial decisions on his behalf. made the decision to take him off life support, Singleton’s representative said. Boyz n the Hood.” That film made him the youngest person to receive a nomination for the Best Director Oscar, and the first African American. Singleton went on to direct “Shaft” (2000), a revival of the 1971 cult classic; “2 Fast 2 Furious” (2003) and “Four Brothers” (2005). He also helped elevate other black filmmakers and stars. Singleton is survived by his …

Peter Mayhew, Chewbacca in ‘Star Wars,’ dies at 74

(CNN)Peter Mayhew, the original Chewbacca, has died, according to his agent. “He put his heart and soul into the role of Chewbacca and it showed in every frame of the films from his knock-kneed running, firing his bowcaster from the hip, his bright blue eyes, down to each subtle movement of his head and mouth,” his family said. “But, to him, the Star Wars family meant so much more to him than a role in a film.” Mayhew started the Peter Mayhew Foundation to support people in crisis situations, including providing food and supplies for the children of Venezuela during their recent road to freedom. “His kindness, generosity and care will live on in the Peter Mayhew Foundation with Angie …

Leonardo da Vinci’s hair allegedly found

“The silly season for Leonardo never closes,” said Martin Kemp, an emeritus professor of the history of art at the University of Oxford and an expert on Leonardo’s life. [5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Leonardo da Vinci] A lock of hair Leonardo died on May 2, 1519. Both his home country, Italy, and France, where he died, are hosting events to celebrate the artist and inventor on the 500th anniversary of his death. According to The Guardian, a new lock of hair purported to be from Leonardo will go on display May 2 at the Ideale Leonardo da Vinci museum in Vinci, Italy, the town where he was born, in 1452. The hair was found in a private …

‘Charlie’s Angels’ Stars Reunite At Lucy Liu’s Hollywood Walk Of Fame Ceremony

Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore reuniting nearly 20 years after the first “Charlie’s Angels” movie hit theaters. The trio, who starred as the famed crime-fighting team in the 2000 film reboot of the 1970s TV show, were seen laughing together and smiling at the ceremony in Los Angeles on Wednesday.  Demi Moore, who starred as the villain in the 2003 sequel “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle,” was also in attendance and introduced Liu to the crowd with some sweet remarks about their friendship. “There is no one as deserving of this honor than you,” she added, noting the actress’ commitment to philanthropy over the years.  “Sometimes people talk about my mainstream successes as groundbreaking for an Asian, but Asians have been making …

Why are only one in 10 nurses men?

Craig Orr says that when he bumps into ex-colleagues from the police, they ask what he is doing now. “I say ‘I’m a nurse’,” Craig says. “They say ‘Oh really, I didn’t expect that’.” Image caption Lee says nursing is not considered ‘macho’ Over the past decade the number of male nursing students across the country has remained stagnant at about 10%. Recent figures from the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) show male applicants for nursing courses in Scotland were up this year to 410 but they are still down from 460 in 2010. Lee says: “Because there are not a lot of males already in the profession, that is causing the ones that want to do it not …

Fraudster poses as actor to dupe woman

One victim from the North West of England told BBC Radio Manchester she had lost a fortune after being targeted by a fraudster who has “just got no feelings at all”. The woman, who asked not to be named, said she was targeted at a vulnerable time following the deaths of both her mother and fiancé. “I’m quite a strong person but obviously certain things get to you and you let your guard down,” she said. ‘Star-struck’ The woman said she was first contacted online by someone posing as Mr Statham while she was on a Facebook page dedicated to the Fast and Furious star. “I thought ‘Oh, that’s nice of him, talking to his fans’. I might have been …

Powerful New Documentary Sheds Insight On Plight Of Transgender Inmates

George Zuber hopes to offer “a timely and essential awareness of the injustices befalling transgender people every day in our justice system” in a poignant new documentary.  Where Justice Ends,” which will have its world premiere at Miami’s A number of well-known trans rights activists ― including Miss Major and Ashley Diamond ― were interviewed for “Where Justice Ends.” Collectively, Zuber hopes the participation of those stars will be helpful in getting viewers to see the film as a reminder that trans people are, simply, “fellow human beings searching for the same love and happiness we all do.”  Recent studies, for example, find that trans people Zuber ― who previously explored transgender issues in the 2013 educational film “rollbacks members of the trans …

Lena Waithe On The Value Of Connecting With Other Black People Early In Her Career

Lena Waithe recently shared some of what it was like working as an assistant in her early career days, with one major takeaway from the experience: Make connections with “somebody that knows what it means to be black and with a dream.” “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Tuesday night, “The Chi” creator recounted the time she worked as an assistant for  “It was like the black version of ‘Devil Wears Prada,’” Waithe said, after calling Prince-Bythewood her “hero” and “role model.”  The “Boomerang” executive producer said she was hung up on by a few phone operators at various companies throughout the entire ordeal until she made connections with people who she believed to be African-American.  Waithe said she was able to relate …