MICHAEL Jackson originally married Lisa Marie Presley - Elvis Presley's daughter' - in 1994. But who was his second wife, Debbie Rowe? Here's everything you need to know. HOW DID MICHAEL JACKSON MEET DEBBIE ROWE? The King of Pop met American nurse Debbie Rowe when she was working in the office of Jackson's dermatologist, where he was being treated for vitiligo. Although they were friends since meeting in the mid-1980s, it wasn't until Jackson's first wife Lisa Marie Presley filed for divorce in 1996 that Debbie and Jackson became romantically involved. Within weeks of the divorce from Presley, Jackson married Rowe in a weird wedding ceremony in November 1996. Only a few people attended the event at the Sheraton on the Park Hotel while Jackson was on his "HIStory" album tour. Rowe famously wore a non-traditional black wedding dress for the occasion, and Michael had an eight-year-old boy as his best man. WHO ARE THE COUPLE'S CHILDREN? Rowe was already pregnant with their first child, … [Read more...] about Who is Michael Jackson’s second wife Debbie Rowe, when did they get married and who are their children?
Video PUBLISHED: 09:00 16 March 2019 Stacia Briggs and Siofra Connor The Ketton sisters and Felbrigg Hall. Picture: THE NATIONAL TRUST / EDP Archive Archant It’s the tale of two tragic sisters, an attic bedroom at Felbrigg Hall, ghosts caught on camera and deadly wallpaper – just what secrets does one of North Norfolk’s best-loved stately homes hide? A ghost on the landing at Felbrigg Hall...Gertrude and Marion Ketton's spirit photography in the late 1800s (C) National Trust CollectionOn the landing outside Felbrigg Hall’s library, a young woman stands, her mouth open in shock, her book and candlestick dropped in fear at the sight of the spectre by the panelled door, a shadowy figure whose face is cloaked by fabric and who appears to be pointing towards the woman on the stairs.The women in the photograph are Gertrude and Marion Ketton, the shocked woman thought to be Gertrude, the ‘ghost’ her sister, and the … [Read more...] about Weird Norfolk: Both ladies in this Felbrigg Hall photo soon met their strange deaths
A wry smile crept across James Milner's face. In the bowels of the Allianz Arena, the Liverpool vice-captain was reminded about Pep Guardiola's pre-match declaration that he wanted Bayern Munich to progress to the quarter-finals of the Champions League at the Reds' expense. “Ah, yes,” he said. “That’s unlucky for him, isn’t it?” Milner is on a mission to ensure it's not the last time Guardiola doesn't get what he wants this season. As well as being locked in a Premier League title race with Manchester City, Liverpool and Milner's former club are also both chasing European glory. For the 33-year-old midfielder, the agonising near misses of recent years, including the Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid in Kiev last May, are a source of added motivation as the pursuit of silverware hots up. “I have been to three finals since I have been here, lost them all and I am desperate to put that right,” Milner said. “It’s a … [Read more...] about Milner sets sights on trophies after getting one over on Guardiola
Maksim Blinov/Sputnik; Quentin Tarantino/Miramax Films, 1994 Vodka-infused bar fights, Kalashnikov firing ranges, and where to find the “green mist”—Moscow guides reveal the strangest inquiries from tourists. Millions of tourists visit Moscow every year to see the Kremlin, Red Square, and Lenin's Mausoleum, the most popular attractions. But some come with a more original sight-seeing agenda. 1. Admire Soviet-era 'khrushchevka' apartment blocks Many tourists are interested in Moscow’s Soviet heritage. They come to see not the city center, but its outskirts. “In 2009 we were paid a visit by Penny Martin, editor-in-chief ofThe Gentlewoman,” says Maria Sinitsyna, a former Moscow tour guide. “She requested a tour of the Soviet avant-garde monuments she’d heard about as a student at architecture school. And she also asked for a tour of the outlying regions. I remember we went to Shchelkovskaya and Perovo, then to the studio of … [Read more...] about 7 weird things that tourists search for in Moscow
Alex Casey for The Spinoff In preparing for the period-themed episode of our new webseries On the Rag, I found myself watching a lot of old tampon, pad and liner ads. Remember the one where the lady uses a pad to clean up spilt perfume, and then replaces the perfume with dog piss? Remember when a man uses a pad to patch up his WATERBED and somehow still has sex on said WATERBED and he doesn't even stick the pad on THE RIGHT WAY? Remember when this good old fashioned dummy boyfriend wasted a whole box of tampons by using them as cat toys? Period-tracking apps sending sensitive information to Facebook Hauraki District Council backs eco-friendly menstrual cup initiative Man incorrectly calculates tampons needed annually, tells women to 'stop whining' Ask anyone and they will be able to rattle off the sanitary ads that caused huge amounts of embarrassment as a kid, alleviated anxiety in their adolescence, or even made them laugh as an adult. But there's also a … [Read more...] about A brief history of New Zealanders getting mad as hell about period ads