Notes from a Hollywood divorce: ‘We had a primal connection. But we hung by a thread for years’

I wrote a part for my husband in my first movie. By the time filming was over, so was our marriage In every city Ive lived, my sister has been the one to set up the printer, testing it by printing me the lyrics to George Michaels Freedom! 90. I am not the only grown woman entwined with their family, as I am not the only British person entwined with George Michael. When, in 2010, he drove his car through the wall of the Hampstead Snappy Snaps, the resulting hole was quickly daubed with the legend WHAM, by a local who meant it in a loving way. Walking to the underground, I saw it (as well as the aftermath and …

Pompeo unveils human rights commission, critics suggest it may rollback protections

Washington (CNN)US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced a new commission to examine the role of human rights in US foreign policy and which rights should be “honored,” raising fears that the Trump administration may be trying to roll back protections for women, LGBTQ groups and minorities. Pompeo argued that the definition of human rights has grown fuzzy, that the concept is now sometimes used to defend “gross violations” and that the US has to be “vigilant that human rights discourse not be corrupted or hijacked or used for dubious or malignant purposes.” Critics worry commission will ‘weaken human rights’ But many see the commission as “a new body designed to weaken human rights,” as New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez, …

Hospital radio inspires Mystery Jets song

“It’s been remarkable seeing the love that goes into keeping them alive,” said Harrison, 34. He was born with spina bifida, which has affected his spine and leg muscles since he was a child. Since 2009, he also been patron of the Attitude is Everything charity, which works with UK music venues to make gigs accessible for disable people. Disabled musicians ‘failed by venues’ 10 charts that show why the NHS is in trouble The history of the NHS in charts “I was taken ill and had to spend an extended period of time in hospital, which is a fairly regular occurrence for me due to my disability,” he told BBC News. “I didn’t have an instrument with me in …

Ohio firework company receives multiple bomb threats after Trump tweets out praise

The Youngstown Police Department received a 911 call from the Phantom Fireworks headquarters on Belmont Ave. after the office received two calls threatening that “there was a bomb in the building.” (Google) Police were dispatched to the building and the bomb squad appeared a short time after. Ditullio said that he called the Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital to use their bomb sniffing dog to secure the property. It took authorities around an hour and a half to clear the building, eventually finding that there was no explosive in the building. DEMS FUME AS TRUMP MOVES TO AMEND DC’S JULY 4 CELEBRATION, POSSIBLY ADDRESS THE NATION Several hours before the threatening calls were made, Trump tweeted out a thank …

Man Dies From Mass Organ Failure After Being Dared To Eat A Gecko

A family is looking for answers after a father of three died 10 days after being dared to eat a gecko at a party. David Dowell, who was 34, was dared to eat a gecko at a Christmas party on December 1 last year. After allegedly ingesting the animal, he continued to party before heading home. Then, on Monday, December 3, he began to feel incredibly unwell. “It was coming out both ends,” David’s sister Hannah told The Sydney Morning Herald (SMH). “He was really sick and the moment he started throwing up and it was green, that’s when they rang the ambulance.” Doctors at Brisbane’s Mater Hospital, Australia, at first believed he had gastroenteritis or a hangover and were ready to …

The Barbarians At The EPA’s Gate

While Donald Trump mouthed populist, blue-collar bombast on the campaign trail, once sworn into office, he immediately put old-school commerce chiefs in position to run his empire. For the last two years, these corporate warriors have been chiseling through the barricade of laws, safety rules, and common-sense agreements that protect us from marauding commercial interests. Reader, beware. Barbarians have entered the city. Washington has been sacked! Journalists have rarely captured the perversity of Trump’s willing soldiers. In February, the Los Angeles Times as it spotlighted Ed Calabrese, a professor of toxicology at the whose work tobacco and other poison-producers have long touted.  Calabrese is now helping Trump appointees rewrite public policy to claim that pollution is good for us. Stop …

CDC Issues Warning About “Crypto”, A Parasite That Survives In Pools For Days

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have published a new report about a bug easily caught from contaminated pools in the summer months. The issued warning concerns Cryptosporidiosis or “Crypto”, a disease caused by a parasite that can live in the intestines of humans and other animals, leading to diarrhea. Outbreaks of the disease have increased, on average, by 13 percent each year, according to data from 2009-2017. The report notes that during that eight-year period, there were 444 outbreaks and 7,465 confirmed cases. A total of 287 people had to be taken to hospital, while one person sadly died from the disease.   The report estimates that 35 percent of these outbreaks were linked to pools, paddling pools, and water parks. About …

London Zoo Celebrated Its LGBT+ Residents During Pride Month. Not Everybody Was Happy About It

London Zoo celebrated Pride Month by honoring its LGBT+ residents with a banner reading “Some penguins are gay. Get over it”, a reference to the charity Stonewall’s slogan “Some people are gay. Get over it”. – The zoo is home to three same-sex penguin couples, Nadja and Zimmer, Dev and Martin, and (most famously) Ronnie and Reggie, both of whom are much cuter than their human namesakes. Ronnie and Reggie have been going strong since 2014, becoming foster fathers in 2015 after they adopted an abandoned egg.  Many people might see the banner as an unoffensive reminder that homosexual behavior (different from homosexuality) exists across the animal kingdom – but not Caroline Farrow, a Catholic commentator and journalist. Farrow takes issue with the banner, accusing the zoo of “pushing [their] values on [her] children”. (Something …

Hunt sets 30 September ‘no-deal deadline’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHunt: We must be clear about the facts of no deal Jeremy Hunt has said he would decide by the end of September whether there is a “realistic chance” of reaching a new Brexit deal with the EU. The Tory leadership contender said he would deliver a provisional “no-deal Brexit budget” in early September and then give the EU three weeks. He vowed to abandon talks after that if there was no “immediate prospect” of progress and move to a no-deal footing. His rival Boris Johnson has vowed to leave “come what may” by 31 October. Speaking to reporters on Monday, Mr Johnson said it was important to have a “hard deadline” …

Missouris Last Clinic Providing Abortions Can Remain Open For Now

The sole clinic that provides Missouri can continue to offer the procedure until at least Aug. 1, thanks to a state commission’s decision on Friday.  The St. Louis  license expiring and not being renewed at the endnot renewdeficiencies at the clinic continue providing abortionspreliminary injunction executive branch Christian Gooden/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP The Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri is temporarily allowed to continue providing abortions. The Department of Health and Senior Services argued in the order that the clinic had to provide interviews with physicians to help them investigate “stated failures.” The commission found this position “unpersuasive.” McNicholas said in a statement that patients will continue to face uncertainty and called Gov. Michael Parson’s …

Customer Secretly Films A Hooters Kitchen And People Are Disgusted

Let’s be honest with ourselves for a moment – very few of us choose to go to Hooters for the quality of the food. Sure, the wings, fries and onion rings are tasty enough but as far as memorable culinary experiences go… well, that’s not really the point is it? Image credits: Image credits: ViralHog. “My intentions were to have a few adult beverages and possibly some of their wings. To my surprise, I noticed multiple health and safety violations. Ranging from raw chicken on the floor, dirty drinks left on the counter. Even cleaning out the bottom of the fryer with the same utensils used for food service.” ViralHog “I witnessed three managers on duty two in the front …

People Are Posting Photos Of Working Cats (25 Pics)

There have been numerous cats who held real jobs as well. For example, when Empirical Brewery in Chicago noticed that their grain is being eaten by rodents and insects, they started thinking about the best way to solve this problem and decided to get four cats who now stroll around the 8,000 square foot brewery and look for anything they can catch. #3 You Come At The King, You Best Not Miss Experts say that this method of pest control is much more cost effective and humane. The use of cat eliminates the need for harsh chemicals and poisons, which is better for the environment. As for the humanity of it, the introduction of cats to a vermin-ridden area alone …

30 Classic Paintings From Various Art Periods Digitally Recreated With Modern Celebrities

Artists from the old site called Worth1000 (now Design Crowd) gathered in a photoshop battle of Modern Renaissance. The idea is to capture the moment and recreate famous paintings of Renaissance but with a modern twist. That is, to digitally manipulate these paintings to have faces of 21st-century celebrities in them. From Rembrandt’s self-portraits to Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, these Photoshop wizards tamper digitally with the best artworks in art history. And while some works are undoubtedly better than others, the result is very entertaining, nonetheless. More info: #2 Hugh Laurie This is a 1783 painting called Portrait of Alphonse Leroy painted by Jacques-Louis David. The main subject of this art piece is a doctor and man-midwife named Alphonse …

At Least 40 Killed In Airstrike On Migrant Detention Center In Libya

The airstrike raises further concerns about the European Union’s policy of partnering with Libyan militias to prevent migrants from crossing the Mediterranean, which often leaves them at the mercy of brutal traffickers or stranded in squalid detention centers near the front lines. A spokesman for Hifter’s forces did not immediately answer phone calls and messages seeking comment. Local media reported the LNA had launched airstrikes against a militia camp near the detention center. Footage circulating online and said to be from inside the migrant detention center showed blood and body parts mixed with rubble and migrants’ belongings. The migrants said three or four survived unharmed and about 20 were wounded. They said the remainder were killed, indicating the final death toll could …

Researchers Fear Insect Apocalypse Will Reach “Point Of No Return”

Some of the most important research into the health of our planet’s insect populations can be linked back to a ragtag group of scientists, eccentric entomologists, and nerdy hobbyists known as the Amateur Entomology Society of Krefeld in western Germany. Building on their three decades of diligent fieldwork and heaps of real-world data, the insect-loving team have come to sound the alarm once again: insects are heading down the path of the largest extinction event since the dinosaurs.  While their work has gained some incredible traction, the obscure volunteer group doesn’t have the budget of universities and big-time research institutions. Instead, their value lies in the fact they’ve been meticulously gathering data about insects in their local ecosystems since the …

One Directions Louis Tomlinson says Euphoria didn’t ask to show him in animated sex scene with Harry Styles

This image released by HBO shows Zendaya, right, and Hunter Schafer in a scene from “Euphoria” on HBO.  (Eddy Chen/HBO via AP) Tomlinson responded, saying: “I can categorically say that I was not contacted nor did I approve it.” LOUIS TOMLINSON GIVES $10G TO SICK GIRL CONFINED TO WHEELCHAIR The singer didn’t elaborate on whether he’s upset with HBO over the portrayal or not. Representatives for HBO did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment. The HBO drama’s star, Zendaya, previously noted that everyone involved with “Euphoria” is aware that it will be polarizing and provocative to some. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP “I kind of accepted the fact that it would be polarizing. I …