Prince Andrew may have withdrawn from public duties, but the latest claim by an alleged victim of Jeffrey Epstein has put him in the spotlight once more. The woman has spoken to lawyers representing others who say they were abused by Epstein. It follows Virginia Giuffre’s explosive claims that pervert Epstein trafficked her to have sex with Andrew three times when she was a teenager. A lawyer is checking the new allegations against Epstein to decide whether to include them in a lawsuit against the deceased financier’s estate. A source said they would do “a rigorous investigation”. There is no indication that the woman claims to have been coerced into having sex with Andrew. If her case is presented to a judge she would become the second woman to state on oath they had sex with the Duke of York as a result of his friendship with the convicted sex offender. Virginia Giuffre alleges Epstein trafficked her to Andrew and they had sex three times from 2001 when she … [Read more...] about Second Jeffrey Epstein victim tells lawyers she had sex with Prince Andrew too
A man stands on the stage. The sun is setting on his career but he is – for now – still in the spotlight. He suddenly reaches out into the shadows and plucks a woman from the crowd. She takes the spotlight from him, and he self-destructs into oblivion. Hollywood is built on remakes and reinventions, but the most interesting and certainly the longest-running of these first emerged more than a decade before the first Superman movie. A Star Is Born, which gets its fourth outing next week after months of ecstatic hype, is now 81 years old and has starred, in its various incarnations, increasingly improbable pairings: Janet Gaynor and Fredric March in the 1937 original; Judy Garland and James Mason in the 1954 remake; Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson in the 1976 version; and now Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. Often described as a Pygmalion story, A Star Is Born is more like Cinderella, with the leading man playing not just the fairy godmother who gives the woman a … [Read more...] about Female success and male decline: what A Star Is Born tells us about fame, fear and feminism
Boris Johnson’s self-identification as the new Winston Churchill invites widespread scepticism. But, if the member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip forms a government this summer, he will, in one respect, immediately emulate Churchill, and indeed Benjamin Disraeli – as a Conservative prime minister who is also a novelist. Disraeli had published 14 works of fiction by the time he took the highest office, while Churchill was a one-off novelist – an African adventure yarn, Savrola (1900) – in common with his modern Tory impersonator. Seventy-Two Virgins – A Comedy of Errors came out at the start of September 2004, when Johnson was MP for Henley, shadow arts minister, and simultaneously editor of the Spectator, in contradiction of an apparent undertaking to the then proprietor not to combine the editorship with parliament. A hostage thriller in which an ambulance plays the role of the wooden horse the Greeks built to fool the Trojans, Seventy-Two Virgins is … [Read more...] about What does Boris Johnson’s terrible novel Seventy-Two Virgins tell us about him?
THE countdown is on for Anthony Joshua's massive rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr tomorrow. As well as the huge fight in the desert, there's plenty to look forward to in 2020 as Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder remain on a collision course after the Bronze Bomber's dramatic win against Luis Ortiz. Meanwhile, Dillian Whyte will face Mariusz Wach on the packed undercard. One of boxing's greats, Manny Pacquiao, will make his long-awaited return against either Shawn Porterm Danny Garcia or Mikey Garcia. Follow all the gossip from the world of boxing below... Anthony Chapman8 hours ago6th December 2019AJ's drastic dip in weight has left former super-middleweight king Carl Froch worried, as it is right on the cusp of the limit he wanted to see him at. The Cobra said on Thursday: “Being lighter will give Joshua more speed. “But I want to see him around or above 17st, anything below that would worry me. “I want to see AJ big and strong enough to bully Ruiz out of it.” Anthony … [Read more...] about 11pm Boxing news LIVE: Joshua vs Ruiz build-up, AJ weighs in THREE STONE lighter than Ruiz, Whyte nearly quit boxing
Wesley Ira Purkey, 67, is scheduled to be executed on December 13, 2019 Attorneys for one of the five federal death row inmates newly scheduled for execution have opened up multiple last-ditch legal challenges in a bid to spare his life, including petitioning President Donald Trump for clemency. Wesley Ira Purkey, 67, is scheduled to be executed on December 13, 2019 for the rape, murder and dismemberment of 16-year-old Jennifer Long in his Kansas home in 1998. He was also convicted of beating 80-year-old Mary Bales to death with a hammer. Last month, Attorney General Bill Barr announced that the federal government would resume executions for the first time since 2003, setting execution dates for Purkey and four other death row inmates whom he called 'the worst criminals.' 'Mr. Purkey is not 'the worst of the worst,'' his attorney Rebecca Woodman said in a statement to DailyMail.com on Tuesday. 'He is a man who grew up in a house of horrors, beaten and humiliated by both … [Read more...] about One of five federal death row inmates set for execution, who raped and dismembered teen girl and beat an 80-year-old woman to death, petitions Donald Trump for clemency and claims he ‘isn’t the worst of the worst’