A STRANGE visual trick using photos of Adele, Kanye West and Barack Obama is boggling people's minds. The trio are seen with their faces upside down - but everything turns a bit weird once you flip your phone around. Their eyes, mouth and nose become amusingly distorted. Psychologist Dr Julie Smith, who's appeared on shows like This Morning and Lorraine , revealed the odd test on TikTok . "Check out these photos - you're about to experience something called the Thatcher Effect," she explained . "Noticed anything strange? See more optical illusions HUNGRY EYES Optical illusion baffles TikTok – can you tell what's wrong with this food? RAVEN RABBITS Only the top 1% of people will identify the animal in optical illusion "Now flip your phone upside down, have another look." People in the comments were blown away by the apparent illusion. "I almost dropped my phone," one user said. "omg what the … [Read more...] about ‘Illusion’ photos of Adele, Kanye West and Barack Obama have a horrifying secret – can you spot it?
June 24, 2022 - 17:18 BST Barack Obama was among those who shared the heartbreaking news on Friday that the US Supreme Court had overturned Roe v. Wade. Barack Obama was among those who shared the heartbreaking news on Friday that the US Supreme Court had overturned Roe v. Wade. MORE: Michelle Obama ‘heartbroken’ as Roe v. Wade is overturned by US courts The decision has erased nationally-held reproductive rights and puts the power back in the state's hands. It is thought 23 states will now ban abortion entirely. Loading the player... WATCH: Barack Obama and Joe Biden's 'bromance' "Today, the Supreme Court not only reversed nearly 50 years of precedent, it relegated the most intensely personal decision someone can make to the whims of politicians and ideologues—attacking the essential freedoms of millions of Americans," Barack posted on Twitter. "Across the country, states have already passed bills restricting … [Read more...] about Roe v Wade overturned: Barack Obama, Viola Davis and more react
June 24, 2022 - 16:40 BST US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on 24 June. Abortion rights now return to the states. Michelle and Barack Obama were among those to speak out. Michelle Obama has been left "heartbroken" following the news on Friday that the US Supreme Court had overturned Roe v. Wade. "I am heartbroken today," the mother-of-two wrote in a powerful letter shared on social media. MORE: Viola Davis and more react to overturning of Roe v. Wade Calling on others to "channel your frustration and anger into action by getting involved," Michelle continued: "I am heartbroken – for the teenage girl, full of zest and promise, who won't be able to finish school or live the life she wants because her state controls her reproductive decisions ; for the mother of a nonviable pregnancy who is now forced to bring that pregnancy to term; for the parents watching their child's future evaporate before their very eyes; for … [Read more...] about Michelle Obama ‘heartbroken’ over life-changing news as fans shed tears
Nick Bryant @NickBryantNY on Twitter Published 10 January 2017 Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Barack Obama sealed his racial legacy the moment he sealed victory in the 2008 election - a black man would occupy a White House built by slaves, a history-defying as well as history-making achievement. In 1961, the year of Obama's birth, there existed in the American South a system of racial apartheid that separated the races from the cradle to the grave. Whites-only water fountains. Whites-only schools. Whites-only graveyards. In some states, his very conception - involving an African father from Kenya and a white mother from Kansas - would have been a criminal offence. Washington, too, remained a largely segregated city. When in the 1950s, a former TV executive by the name of E Frederic Morrow became the first black White House aide not to have a job … [Read more...] about Barack Obama legacy: Did he improve US race relations?
Former Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur striker Robbie Keane was once left baffled by Barack Obama after the former United States president said they were both cousins. The Irishman and his LA Galaxy team mates were invited to the The White House after they won their third MLS Cup. Despite the likes of David Beckham and US legend Landon Donovan being alongside him, Obama chose to give extra special mention to Keane. The striker had been named the American division’s MVP after a sensational campaign which saw him bag 19 goals and nine assists in 29 appearances. But while he was basking in Obama’s praise, the president then surprised him with a real curveball, proclaiming the striker as his cousin. “You got Robbie Keane, all-time international goal scorer for the Ireland football team,” Obama opened with during his congratulatory speech, only to follow it with “a cousin of mine.” After initially laughing at the line, confusion began to descend over the Irishman who … [Read more...] about Ex-US President Barack Obama claimed to be Robbie Keane’s “cousin” and left star baffled
Former German Chancellor Angela Merkel traveled to the United States and included time for a visit with former US President Barack Obama in Washington. The pair, known to have had a strong working relationship when they overlapped in office, met at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. "As president, I saw Chancellor Merkel lead through crises with her wise pragmatism, good humor and unrelenting moral compass — and I feel lucky to call her a friend," Obama wrote on Twitter. Obama has already seen Merkel several times since he left office in 2017, and has always been full of praise for the German leader. In his 2020 memoir "A Promised Land ," he called Merkel "reliable, honest, intellectually precise and friendly in a natural way." In an interview with the German channel of RTL to promote the book, he added that she was "an outstanding political leader, not only for Germany, but for Europe and the world." He has also referred to her as a "good … [Read more...] about Former leaders Merkel and Obama meet in Washington
Viola Davis, Olivia Wilde, Amy Schumer, Zendaya and Hillary Clinton are among the stars reacting after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade , ending the constitutional protections for abortion. The ruling was announced earlier today, giving individual states the power to set their own abortion laws. A protest erupted outside the US Supreme Court after the decision was announced. In the final opinion, Alito wrote that Roe and Planned Parenthood v Casey, the 1992 decision that reaffirmed the right to abortion, were wrong and must be overturned. ‘The Constitution makes no reference to abortion, and no such right is implicitly protected by constitutional provision,’ Alito wrote. ‘Roe was egregiously wrong from the start. ‘Its reasoning was exceptionally weak, and the decision has had damaging consequences. ‘And far from bringing about a national settlement of the abortion issue, Roe and Casey have enflamed debate and deepened division.’ Celebrities around … [Read more...] about Viola Davis, Kendall Jenner and Michelle Obama lead outrage after US Supreme Court overturns Roe v Wade: ‘It’s a sad day for America’
Prince Harry: Netflix straining relationship with royals says Myers Sign up for FREE royal alerts SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Meghan Markle and Prince Harry signed a lucrative deal with the streaming giant to host and produce podcasts, estimated to be worth around 25 million US dollars (£18 million), in late 2020. But the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are "rethinking" the deal, royal expert Neil Sean has claimed due to Michelle and Barack Obama . The former US President and First Lady have moved their podcast to the Amazon-owned company Audible from Spotify. Related articles Royal Family: Vicious Harry and Meghan divorce report crushed Meghan and Harry forced Charles to shelve monarchy plans … [Read more...] about Meghan and Harry ‘rethinking’ Spotify deal after Obamas drop streaming giant
Kensington Palace: Royal expert reveals why location was chosen Sign up for FREE royal alerts SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Prince William , 40, met with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Saturday. The Duke of Cambridge met with the politician in the living room of his Apartment 1A in Kensington Palace. The royal shares the apartment with Kate Middleton , 40, and their children, Prince George , eight, Princess Charlotte , seven, and Prince Louis, four. Related articles Why Meghan and Harry were banned from sitting together at wedding Prince Harry pushes 'regal brand' and 'heritage' in new video - expert A photograph of Ms Ardern and the Prince was released on Saturday, … [Read more...] about Kate & William have changed Kensington Palace interiors since Obama’s visit – see inside
If the acceptance speeches at Sunday night’s Academy Awards ceremony seemed scripted, it’s because, it seems, they are. According to a report from New York Magazine, Hollywood actors and actresses are now hiring out political speechwriters to pen their thirty-second missives so that they don’t miss an opportunity to sneak in some political or cultural commentary. Vulture Magazine reports that celebrities, including, supposedly, now-Oscar winner Brad Pitt — who took home a statuette Sunday night for his role in Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” — are farming out their speechwriting to firms like Fenway Strategies, run by former speechwriters for President Barack Obama, hoping that ghostwriters can improve their pithiness and amp up their wit. “Fenway Strategies is a speechwriting and communications firm founded by former Obama administration officials Jon Favreau and Tommy Vietor. Although the firm’s most obvious connection is to the political arena, helping … [Read more...] about Report: Former Obama Speechwriters Are Penning Actors’ Acceptance Speeches For Award Season | The Daily Wire