JON Snow barely escaped with his life in this week's Game Of Thrones, but he'll have to face the evil Cersei Lannister in the season finale next week. A new trailer shows the King Of The North prepare to present his White Walker prisoner to the Lannister queen and her brother Jaime in the Dragon pit. Meanwhile Daenerys's army surround King's Landing while Greyworm and the Unsullied lay siege to another unknown castle. Theon Greyjoy is seen sinking to his knees on a beach while Tyrion Lannister looks sombre as he prepares to face his sister again. After escaping the clutching of the White Walkers and the Night King, Jon is in fighting mood. He tells the gathering: "There's only one war that matters and it is here." Although Daenerys is barely glimpsed in the trailer, she has had a strong part to play in this series, arriving in Dragonstone with her army and using her dragons to battle the Lannisters at Highgarden. Last week, she saved Jon from certain death at the hands of the … [Read more...] about Game of Thrones spoilers: Jon Snow faces off against Cersei Lannister as Daenerys Targaryen’s army surrounds King’s Landing in the season finale
By Matt Spetalnick and Jason Szep | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to remove Iraq and Myanmar from a U.S. list of the world's worst offenders in the use of child soldiers, U.S. officials said, a step that could prompt accusations the Trump administration is prioritising security and diplomatic interests ahead of human rights.The planned removal was made over the objections of experts in the State Department's Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, which typically shapes U.S. policy on the issue, said one official with knowledge of the internal discussions.Tillerson also rejected an internal State Department proposal to add Afghanistan to the list, two U.S. officials said. One official said the decisions appeared to have been made following pressure from the Pentagon to avoid complicating assistance to the Iraqi and Afghan militaries, close U.S. allies in the fight against Islamist militants. Both officials spoke on condition of … [Read more...] about Exclusive – U.S. list to drop Iraq, Myanmar as worst offenders on child soldiers
AMMAN The U.S.-led coalition downed a Syrian army jet on Sunday in the southern Raqqa countryside during a Syrian combat mission against Islamic State militants, the Syrian army said.An army statement released on Syrian state television said the plane crashed and the pilot was missing. It said the incident took place on Sunday afternoon near a village called Rasafah. The "flagrant attack was an attempt to undermine the efforts of the army as the only effective force capable with its allies ... in fighting terrorism across its territory," it said. "This comes at a time when the Syrian army and its allies were making clear advances in fighting the Daesh (Islamic State) terrorist group." There was no immediate comment from the U.S.-led coalition, which has in recent weeks escalated its aerial bombing campaign in northern Syria and Raqqa province. U.S.-backed forces have encircled the city of … [Read more...] about Syrian army says U.S.-led coalition downed Syrian army plane
Marks and Spencer have revealed the six stores it is closing down – but will open dozens more in the UK including at the new Fraddon retail park. The company, famous for its luxury food and quality clothing, currently has almost 960 stores open across the country, but some feel it has lost its mojo in recent years. The named six are the first of 30 stores that have been confirmed to be affected after an announcement by the big brand name in November. Read more: Debenhams to close 10 stores across the country - will Truro be among them? However, here in Cornwall it's good news. Last summer Marks and Spencer signed a contract to build a new store at the proposed new Fraddon retail park. Cornwall Strategic Planning Committee approved permission for the redevelopment of the former Kingsley Village site in October 2015. The announcement from Marks & Spencer comes after confirmation a judicial review of the planning committee decision has allowed it to go ahead. • … [Read more...] about M and S is closing these six stores but will open one in Cornwall
Once a family theme park icon, a giant rattlesnake is now set to be the face of an M.O.T test centre. Great Yarmouth company E.E Green and Son Ltd brought a six foot fibreglass snake for £2,646 as part of a Pleasurewood Hills auction. Sid the snake, had been part of the Lowestoft park’s iconic Rattlesnake rollercoaster for 30 years before it officially closed down in January. Money raised in the auction is to be donated towards the theme park’s chosen charity East Anglian Children’s Hospices. Bradley Mingay, who works for E.E Green and Son Ltd said: “We chose to purchase the snake as Pleasurewood Hills are a long running customer of ourselves. It’s part of the theme park’s history and an iconic attraction to the east coast. “Currently it is placed in our car park, but in the future we hope to place it on our office block roof. “Our idea is that as we own the M.O.T test centre adjacent to our L.G Perfect office, we shall erect a … [Read more...] about Iconic Pleasurewood Hills Rattlesnake set to be used as prop at M.O.T test centre in Great Yarmouth – News
Omar Sy stars as a sleeping Prince Charming in a twist on the classic story. Inferno actor Omar Sy has been cast as Sleeping Beau for shoe brand J.M. Weston’s latest short film. In the role reversal version of the famous fairy tale, French star Omar plays a sleeping Prince Charming, whose co-star actress and dancer Alexia Giordano, tries desperately to wake. The princess receives help in the form of a spirit version of Omar, who suggests tickling his feet with a white feather, giving him CPR and planting a kiss on his lips. Finally, after finding a pair of pink suede calfskin Moc’ Weston loafers, she slides them on his feet and, in a moment that fuses together Cinderella with Sleeping Beauty, Omar comes back to life. The stunning short film, which boasts a golden glow thanks to the abundance of hanging light bulbs courtesy of artist and designer Mathias Kiss, features magical music co-produced by rapper Oxmo Puccino and Edouard Ardan. The fairy tale footwear, which has … [Read more...] about Omar Sy takes lead in footwear label J.M. Weston’s fairy tale short film
Discussions on gender equality often centre on struggles women face in the workplace with reports last year of their being less women leading FTSE companies in the UK than men called Dave and less in America than men called John. In the music industry, however, girl power finally reigns supreme. “Now is the time for women. I don’t think it’s harder in the music industry, I think we’ve got some amazing female artists. I think we need more, especially girl groups, and I think it is our time now” says Nadine Samuels, from Aylesbury, one third of the new girls group M.O “M.O means modus operandi, it’s Latin for mode of operation. It is a positive way to achieve your dream or goal. You hear it a lot in police programmes. We found it when we were in a taxi and it was in a Drake song, The Motto, it just stood out to all of us. “I’ve had times when I thought maybe I’ll never get into the industry, if you believe in it you can make … [Read more...] about New girl band M.O – hailed as the British TLC
"Son of Saul" limits itself to two perspectives - it's nearly two hours of staring into a face, or over a shoulder. Either we peer into the countenance of Jewish concentration camp prisoner Saul Ausländer (Geza Röhrig) or we see how he - a man obsessed with one idea - rushes about the camp. In those moments, we look over his shoulder and take on his own range of vision. "Son of Saul," by Hungarian director Laszlo Nemes, is in many ways a very unusual film. Its world premiere was celebrated last year at the Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Grand Jury Prize - the most important award after the Golden Palm. It then toured the film festival circuit before winning an Oscar in February for best foreign language film. It's been showing since late last year in cinemas in many countries around the world - but in Germany, the film had a difficult time finding a distributor. Only now - a week and a half after the Oscars - is the unusual Holocaust film opening in German theaters. … [Read more...] about Why Holocaust drama ′Son of Saul′ is an ′anti-′Schindler′s List′′ film Film DW.COM
The mother of late backpacker Mia Ayliffe-Chung has condemned Donald Trump for listing the killing of her daughter among 78 “under-reported terrorist attacks”, saying she is “horrified” by her inclusion. Mia Ayliffe-Chung, 21, was stabbed to death at a hostel in Queensland, in Australia in August 2016. Tom Jackson, a second British backpacker, was stabbed as he tried to shield Mia. Tom, 30, died in hospital a week later as a result of his injuries. Smail Ayad, the French backpacker accused of killing them, received a preliminary diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia. His case has been referred to the Mental Health Court and his fitness to stand trial is currently being assessed. “If there is a message to be gleaned from Mia and Tom’s death it’s more to do with how we need to cherish immigrants” Rosie Ayliffe Mia and Tom’s deaths were listed on a White House release of terrorist acts that occurred between September 2014 and December … [Read more...] about Mother of Mia Ayliffe-Chung: I’m horrified my daughter was on Trump’s list of ‘terror attacks’
The mother of late backpacker Mia Ayliffe-Chung has condemned Donald Trump for listing the killing of her daughter among 78 “under-reported” terror attacks , saying she is “horrified” by her inclusion. Mia Ayliffe-Chung, 21, was stabbed to death at a hostel in Queensland, in Australia in August 2016. Tom Jackson, a second British backpacker, was stabbed as he tried to shield Mia. Tom, 30, died in hospital a week later as a result of his injuries. Smail Ayad, the French backpacker accused of killing them, received a preliminary diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia. His case has been referred to the Mental Health Court and his fitness to stand trial is currently being assessed. “If there is a message to be gleaned from Mia and Tom’s death it’s more to do with how we need to cherish immigrants” Rosie Ayliffe Mia and Tom’s deaths were listed on a White House release of terrorist acts that occurred between September 2014 and December … [Read more...] about Mother of Mia Ayliffe-Chung: I’m horrified my murdered daughter was on Trump’s list of ‘terror attacks’
Actress Emilia Fox reckons having time off with her daughter was the perfect antidote to the emotions she experienced during the filming of new movie Mum's List. The film tells the story of mum-of-two Kate Greene, who died of cancer - leaving behind a list of 79 things she wanted her husband and two boys to do. On New Year's Eve 2007, when Kate's son Reef was in hospital being treated for cancer, she told her husband Singe she would swap places with the toddler in a heartbeat. The following year, with Reef beating the odds to make a miraculous recovery, Kate found a lump in her breast. By Christmas 2009, she was told she had 18 months to live but she died less than a month later. "And then you would say, 'I would swap places with my child,' and do anything for them - but the horrible truth for her was that she did swap places and got cancer herself and didn't survive. "For me as a mum, it's incredibly easy to feel the emotions of that." Emilia, best known for playing forensic … [Read more...] about Emilia Fox on how sadness of filming Mum’s List was almost too much to bear
Sadiq Khan was today named the most influential person in London as the new Mayor topped the Evening Standard’s list celebrating progress and innovators. Our panel of editors, critics and experts compiling the annual line-up judged that Mr Khan, the son of an immigrant bus driver, was the perfect symbol of London as the global capital of opportunity. Since his dramatic election victory in May, the Mayor’s forward-thinking focus on policies such as improving air quality, building more affordable homes and getting the best out of Brexit put him on top. He was closely followed by Theresa May, who took over at Number 10 amid the fall-out of the vote to leave the European Union, in second place. The new Prime Minister, who will lead the country through potentially stormy times ahead, has already excited comparisons with Margaret Thatcher but is very much her own woman. Astronaut Major Tim Peake, who returned to earth from his inspiring space mission in June, and author Zadie … [Read more...] about The Progress 1000: Mayor Sadiq Khan leads the Evening Standard’s list of London’s most influential people
Zayn Malik has shared an image of his striking new 'tattoo' - on the side of his head. The former One Direction star shocked fans by posting the black and white image of his new body art on Instagram. The 'tattoo', which runs from his forehead down to the side of his ear, is emblazened with the letters 'M.O.M'. It is believed the artwork is a reference to his upcoming debut album Mind of Mine - though some fans speculated it was a tribute to his mother Trisha. Like I Would A photo posted by Zayn Malik (@zayn) on Mar 11, 2016 at 2:35pm PST Some of the 23-year-old's fans reacted to the inking with horror. One wrote: "Why your beautiful face?" while another added: "Tell me it’s henna please it has to be". But Zayn hinted the inking might not be permanent, with a reference to his new single in the caption, where he wrote: "Like I Would". … [Read more...] about Zayn Malik shares image of striking new ‘M.O.M’ body art
Jim Spellman/Getty Images; Lisa Berg / NBC; AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite; Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images When someone wears crazy headgear, simulates dirty deeds on national television or leaves the father of their eight children, they are undeniably interesting. At least, Barbara Walters thinks so. The View queen has unleashed the bottom nine of her annual 10 Most Fascinating list. Of course, Lady Gaga, Adam Lambert and Kate Gosselin made the list. Since Michael Jackson couldn't be there, his kids—Prince Michael, Paris and Blanket—will represent one of the biggest stories of the year. Entertainment mogul Tyler Perry, unretired quarterback Brett Favre and TV/radio host Glenn Beck also scored spots on the list. Ditto for South Carolina's scorned first lady, Jenny Sanford. Sarah Palin became the first person to earn consecutive slots on the television special (airing next Wednesday). That rounds out the nine, and now we're taking wagers on who topped the list. Walters has all … [Read more...] about Are You Fascinated by Gaga, Lambert, Gosselin and M.J.’s Kids?
ADC/Keystone/ZUMAPress.com; Dave Hogam/Getty Images Now that M.J. is dead, who has the rights to the Beatles songs—and will we be able to buy them on iTunes?—Casey The publishing rights to most of the Beatles' biggest hits are owned by one entity, a joint venture between the late Michael Jackson and the music arm of Sony Corp. It's called Sony/ATV, and it also owns the rights to songs written by Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond, Taylor Swift and, oh yes, the Jonas Brothers. But Sony/ATV does not handle the recordings of Beatles songs. Two other companies do that, so whether you'll ever download "Come Together" off of iTunes has nothing to do with M.J.'s death. I'll have more info on that for you later in this story. As for what happens to Jackson's portion of that legendary publishing catalogue, welcome to the big, hot mess that is Jacko's estate... Why? Well, because Jackson was also, according to reports, mired in some truly epic financial drama. Even the value of Sony/ATV is … [Read more...] about Who Owns the Beatles Songs Now That M.J.’s Dead?
What's with all this breaking news about Dr. Arnie Klein being investigated for Michael Jackson's death? I'm wondering what took so long for the coroner to finally make a house call to the questionable doc's office. The Awful T. told you over a week ago how so-not-right M.J.'s doc is, it's a friggin' no-brainer. Need I remind you how addictive and dangerous Klein's prescription of Demerol actually was? And how much certain docs would love to give it to M.J. whenever he came in for the smallest stuff? I certainly wouldn't be surprised if La Toya was right all along—and that's saying a lot, to be on the side of a woman allegedly paid for her doc-slamming interview. But murder? Hmm. Pretty strong words, La Toya, especially coming from a gal who used to crap all over her family every chance she got. Why so mama-bear with them now? Let's hope Klein gets more heat on him than Dr. Jan Adams did when he helped botch the plastic surgery of Donde West (Kanye's beloved mother) last year. … [Read more...] about Morning Piss: Blame M.J.’s Doc? Duh!
MIA capped her preggo Grammy show by popping out a boy. We can't wait to see how she'll top that come Oscar time. When last we saw the British-born Sri Lankan singer, she and her belly were gyrating onstage during Sunday's Grammy night performance of "Swagga Like Us" with Jay-Z, Kanye West, T.I. and Lil Wayne. Because it was her due date, producers had a golf cart at the ready should she go into labor. To hear her tell it, she almost needed it. In an all-caps, grammar-eschewing announcement on her MySpace blog today, M.I.A. recounted an eventful past few days. "I CAME HOME FROM THE GRAMMY'S STILL IN THE MOOD TO PARTY, I COUDA EASILY GONE OUT BUT I WENT HOME INSEAD, LUCKY I DID!! COZ MY EARLY STAGE LABOUR KICKED IN AROUND 2 AM "MY BABY WAS BORN WEDNESDAY, HE IS HEALTHY, FINE, BEAUTIFUL AND THE MOST AMZING THING EVER ON THIS PLANET, OF COURSE IM HIS MUM!!!" No word yet on the tyke's name or birth stats, but he's the first child for the 31-year-old singer and beau Benjamin Brewer, the … [Read more...] about M.I.A. an M.O.M.
ABC/TODD WAWRYCHUK; Kevin Winter/Getty Images Don't you just love award shows? Tonight was the 40th anniversary for the American Music Awards, held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles and hosted by none other than Ryan Seacrest. But in case you missed out on all the fun, we've boiled it down to the most noteworthy moments from the show, including a complete winner's list! Five things you need to know about the AMAs Most Endurance Award Goes To..: We all know Usher's got the moves (which he so graciously passed on to Justin Bieber), but all the dance breaks during his performance at the show's open deserves props. He was literally running at one point. Best Use of Sass: OK, Bieber, we see you. The young pop singer won tonight's first award for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist, and started his acceptance speech with, "This is for all the haters who thought that maybe I was just here for one or two years. But, I feel like I'm gonna be here for a very long time." And ended it with a Z-snap. … [Read more...] about 2012 American Music Awards: Best & Worst From the Show, Plus Full Winner’s List
If Ben Affleck is starring in your movie, something good is about to happen! Whether it's his critically acclaimed roles in Argo and Runner Runner or the box office success from He's Just Not That Into You and Gone Girl, Hollywood can't get enough of the A-list celebrity. On the heels of the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, E! News decided to travel back in time to 1997 when Ben was starring in Good Will Hunting. Before the film's release, the actor couldn't help but address how much the project was going to change his life. "Your life changes within your work. That all happens like way in advance of the movie coming out. So like the word on this movie is good. The word on that movie is good...Now I'm doing this big, enormous sort of science fiction studio movie with Bruce Willis and Billy Bob Thornton and a bunch of really cool people and that's kind of fun," he explained to E! News. "That's a change in my life that I would be considered to be like a lead in an enormous, … [Read more...] about Ben Affleck Reflects on How Good Will Hunting Changed His Life for the Better: I’m Now on People’s Lists
"Son of Saul" limits itself to two perspectives - it's nearly two hours of staring into a face, or over a shoulder. Either we peer into the countenance of Jewish concentration camp prisoner Saul Ausländer (Geza Röhrig) or we see how he - a man obsessed with one idea - rushes about the camp. In those moments, we look over his shoulder and take on his own range of vision. "Son of Saul," by Hungarian director Laszlo Nemes, is in many ways a very unusual film. Its world premiere was celebrated last year at the Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Grand Jury Prize - the most important award after the Golden Palm. It then toured the film festival circuit before winning an Oscar in February for best foreign language film. It's been showing since late last year in cinemas in many countries around the world - but in Germany, the film had a difficult time finding a distributor. Only now - a week and a half after the Oscars - is the unusual Holocaust film opening in German theaters. … [Read more...] about Why Holocaust drama ‘Son of Saul’ is an ‘anti-‘Schindler’s List” film