On a day as dark and sad as this, we as a society have two options: we can seriously explore the reasons that led to Labour’s worst election defeat since the 1930s, or we can cheat and numb ourselves with a procession of empty distractions. What I’m trying to say is this: films about cats are more popular than films about dogs. A survey by personalised gift company Petlandia has studied every movie that features either a cat or a dog since 1970. It’s found that films starring cats have generated $7,841,924,828 in revenue compared with the measly $6,556,609,118 generated by films starring dogs. I know what you’re thinking. “Those two figures are relatively close, which suggests that there isn’t really one runaway winner here,” you say, “and as such this is an opportunistic and poorly conceived survey to infinitesimally raise awareness about something as banal as a personalised pet gift service.” To that I say: I don’t need your … [Read more...] about Mane attraction: cats beat dogs at the box office – but is the data fishy?
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She's a BAFTA-winning actress. But Annette Bening was all about being mom while she spent Monday's Memorial Day holiday with her two daughters, Isabel and Ella. The 60-year-old actress was spotted with 22-year-old Isabel and 19-year-old Ella in the Soho neighborhood of New York City. Mother and daughters: Annette Bening spent the Memorial Day holiday on Monday with her two daughters, Isabel and Ella The ladies were not seen with Bening's husband of 27-years, actor Warren Beatty for their outing. The four-time Oscar nominated actress stepped out in an all black ensemble with a black short-sleeved shirt, black pants and black flip flops. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Warren Beatty supports wife Annette Bening at the opening of... Annette Bening and Carla Gugino look chic as they attend... Share this article Share She dressed things up with a number of elaborate bracelets on her wrist with a brown leather purse slung over her shoulder. Annette completed her … [Read more...] about Annette Bening, 60, looks effortlessly chic as she grabs Memorial Day dinner with daughters Isabel and Ella
EMILY Maitlis was left red-faced today after mistaking Boris Johnson's protection officer for Chancellor Sajid Javid. The veteran journalist was speaking over footage showing the newly elected Prime Minister emerging from the door of No.10, waving to the crowds. "There he goes," she tells viewers who have tuned into the live BBC coverage. "Sajid Javid Chancellor, Boris Johnson... jumping into....". The searing Prince Andrew interviewer had mistook Johnson's bodyguard - a bald-headed man at his side - for the Chancellor. Maitlis soon realised her error, mumbling: "Sorry that was not Sajid Javid that was a very quick look at that." 'STONKING WIN' It was a long night for journalists as the third election in five years saw Johnson romping to a 363 seat victory.As Maitlis made the gaffe, the Prime Minister was setting off to Buckingham Palace to meet the Queen after his landslide victory. He arrived at Buckingham Palace just before 11am where he met with the Queen and was invited to form a … [Read more...] about BBC election gaffe as Emily Maitlis mistakes Boris Johnson’s protection officer for Chancellor Sajid Javid
Morning It’s peak holiday week, 28C on the coast of Almería, but I am one of only six people on the beach. Why? Because I am unfashionably – freakishly – early. The small resort of San José, the most accessible of the Cabo de Gata bays, is packed, but in Spain rising early to grab a spot, communing with nature and enjoying the relative balminess isn’t a thing. So, while hotels and apartments are stuffed to the gills, at 9am the town is still quiet: the bucket-and-spade kiosk shuttered, sparrows pecking below the swings, tomatoes still being grated for the breakfast tostadas at the beachfront Vittoria cafe, and zero action at the churreria truck. Aside from three women neck deep in water, my fellow early-birders are non-natives: Alain, crossing the calm bay in a slow crawl, is French, and Maria Carmen, her deckchair facing east, is an Argentinian spending the summer with her niece who works in town. “She drops me off at 8am and picks me up at … [Read more...] about Spain on holiday: a day at the beach in San José, Almería
It doesn’t matter how glamorous the performance; backstage is never pretty. At a little after seven on a weekday morning the chaos of backstage at Scott’s in Mayfair has expanded on to the pavement of Mount Street outside. Yesterday’s linen, bundled up in red cloth sacks, sits alongside crates of empty glass bottles. There are bales of cardboard from boxes that once contained all the ingredients cooked here, and crammed bins. A kitchen porter oversees the industrial-scale dumb waiter that trundles it all up to street level from the basement alcove where it was stored last night. Witness: the debris of London’s finest fish suppers. And so begins what will be an 18-hour day in the long life of one of London’s landmark restaurants, the biggest of big West End shows. What the diners see is the performance, full of grace and artful choreography. But if you can get behind the scenes, and few do, you’ll find a massive crew: of cooks (obviously) but also of … [Read more...] about A day in the life of Scott’s, Britain’s grandest restaurant