Film director and TV star Penny Marshall dies aged 75

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Movies Marshall’s Big was first female-directed film to gross $100m From 1976 to 1983 she starred in ABC’s Laverne and Shirley Penny Marshall also directed A League of Their Own, Jumpin’ Jack Flash and Awakenings. Photograph: Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty Images Penny Marshall, who starred Läs mer…

Michelle Obama topples David Walliams to secure Christmas No 1

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Books The former first lady’s memoir Becoming sold 92,000 copies last week – well ahead of Walliams, who was the bestselling author for the previous two years Becoming a hit … Michelle Obama. Photograph: Richard Drew/AP Michelle Obama has unseated David Walliams as Britain’s Läs mer…

Fresh Prince actor sues Fortnite for use of 'iconic' Carlton dance

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Fortnite Alfonso Ribeiro wants to stop the makers of Fortnite and NBA 2K from using the dance he first performed on the 1990s sitcom [embedded content] The ‘Carlton Dance’ as seen on Fortnite and in real life. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star Alfonso Läs mer…

Woman claims underage relationship with Woody Allen in 1970s

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Woody Allen Model and actor Christina Engelhardt says she met Allen in 1976 and had secret relationship with him for eight years Christina Engelhardt in 2006. Photograph: Michael Bezjian/WireImage Former model and actor Christina Engelhardt claims she started a secret sexual relationship with Woody Läs mer…

'They make him feel normal' – the role of video games in a children's hospice

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Games For children facing life-limiting illnesses, adaptive technology allows them to feel independent and express themselves Shay Murray and his father Alan using the Xbox Adaptive Controller. Photograph: Microsoft/Jeff Moore With his spiky hair and Adidas sweatshirt, Shay Murray looks like a typical 11-year-old. Läs mer…

'This cuts across society': how singeli music went from Tanzania to the world

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; World music With up to 300 beats per minute, singeli could be the world’s most frenetic music. In Dar es Salaam, its creators explain how it helps to create a better life Stars of singeli … Jay Mitta, Abbas Jazza and Sisso. Photograph: Kate Läs mer…

'I feel conned': garden bridge donors plan to sue over failed scheme

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; London Private donors owed about £7m from charity behind abandoned London project A computer-generated image of the garden bridge, a now-abandoned vision for a walkway with green spaces across the Thames in London. Photograph: AFP/Getty The charity behind London’s garden bridge project faces being Läs mer…

Yael Stone alleges Geoffrey Rush acted inappropriately towards her in dressing room, a claim he denies

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Geoffrey Rush New York Times interview with Orange is the New Black star Stone details a string of alleged incidents during production of The Diary of a Madman Orange is the New Black star Yael Stone has alleged Geoffrey Rush behaved inappropriately toward her Läs mer…

'Distressing and depressing': stars bemoan Brexit at European film awards

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Movies Picking up honorary prize, Ralph Fiennes said ‘there is only the noise of division’ Actor Ralph Fiennes collected a special award for European achievement in world cinema. Photograph: Cristina Quicler/AFP/Getty Images It was a film, said Armando Iannucci as he picked up a Läs mer…

Kofi Annan remembered by Melinda Gates

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Observer’s obituaries of 2018 Kofi Annan Kofi Annan remembered by Melinda Gates 8 June 1938 – 18 August 2018The philanthropist remembers the Nobel peace prize winner and UN secretary general who she worked with in the fight against global poverty• Stephen Hawking remembered Läs mer…

Aretha Franklin remembered by Clive Davis

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Observer’s obituaries of 2018 Aretha Franklin remembered by Clive Davis Aretha Franklin on The Andy Williams Show in 1969. Photograph: NBC/NBC via Getty Images 25 March 1942 – 16 August 2018The music industry supremo who worked with the singer over four decades recalls Läs mer…

Yes, I’m a trustee of English Heritage. And I want the Benin bronzes returned | David Olusoga

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Opinion Colonialism Yes, I’m a trustee of English Heritage. And I want the Benin bronzes returned David Olusoga Black Britons are still supposed to keep out of the debate on the country’s colonial past Plaques from the royal palace of Benin on display in Läs mer…

David Baddiel: ‘I’m unable, when I write a children’s book, not to have a bit of toilet stuff’

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Interview Lisa O’Kelly Books interview David Baddiel Interview David Baddiel: ‘I’m unable, when I write a children’s book, not to have a bit of toilet stuff’ Lisa O’Kelly The TV comedian who helped bring us the football anthem Three Lions has become a prolific Läs mer…

Ambitious elf woos theatrical agents with Christmas dance

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; London Talent of aspiring actor Mike Rogers spotted in footage from outside Hamley’s toy store Hamley’s toy shop where Mike Rogers has been doing character work. Photograph: Roger Cracknell/Alamy An aspiring actor from South Africa has chanced upon a route into show business by Läs mer…

Hayley Atwell: ‘I won't give my body dysmorphia a voice’

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Q&A Life and style Interview Rosanna Greenstreet The actor on crying on stage, good legal advice and suffering from Fomo Hayley Atwell: ‘I’ve got a restless spirit.’ Photograph: Faye Thomas Born in London, Hayley Atwell, 36, went to the Guildhall School of Music Läs mer…