The first time Caoilinn McLane met Melania Trump she had no idea it wouldn't be the last time. Fighting leukemia from her bed at Children's National Hospital, Caoilinn, then 15, met the first lady in 2017. Melania had quietly visited the hospital to help with preparations for a 'healing' garden that was being built for patients and their families. They met again when the first lady returned weeks later to dedicate the rooftop garden. And the pair saw each other Friday when Caoilinn was given the honor of introducing Melania when she returned to the Washington, D.C., hospital to continue the tradition of first ladies reading to patients at holiday time. Season's greetings: Melania Trump, 49, visited sick children at the Children's National Hospital in Washington D.C. on Friday and read them a Christmas book Leukemia survivor Caoilinn McLane, who has had a secret three year relationship with Melania, watched from the sidelines as the first lady visited with sick kids at … [Read more...] about Revealed: Melania Trump’s secret three-year relationship with a leukemia patient who is now in remission and introduced the First Lady to sick kids in a DC hospital
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JENNIFER Lawrence has married her art dealer beau Cooke Maroney in front of stars including Kris Jenner and Adele. The couple tied the knot at a haunted castle in Newport, Rhode Island. Here's what we know... When did Jennifer Lawrence get married? The happy couple said 'I do' on Saturday, October 19, 2019 during a lavish ceremony in Newport, Rhode Island. They held the nuptials at the historic Belcourt mansion, where she wore a Dior dress while her hubby looked dapper in a classic tuxedo. Following the ceremony, guests were served up a hearty meal of smoked pork belly followed by roast beef and bread pudding. Once the meal was finished guests were invited to really let their hair down at the glitzy party, with entertainment provided by covers band The Ruckus.Who was invited to Jennifer Lawrence and Cooke Maroney's wedding? Guests at their wedding included Adele, Cameron Diaz, Emma Stone and Keeping Up with the Kardashian's Kris Jenner. The stars were seen heading to the wedding venue … [Read more...] about When did Jennifer Lawrence get married, which celebs were at her wedding and how did she meet husband Cooke Maroney?
Nothing goes down better with a section of the British public than a posh old lady who isn’t afraid to talk dirty. It’s the contrast between the drawling vowels, blossomy complexion, sculpted cheekbones and sexual frankness that turns us into what Nanny would probably call “giggling ninnies”. Anne Glenconner, who at the age of 87 has published a bestselling memoir, was a big hit this autumn on The Graham Norton Show, Loose Women and all manner of breakfast television sofas. One of her plummiest anecdotes concerns her mother, Lady Coke, trying to explain sexual intercourse in terms of canine coupling. “Do you remember Daddy’s labrador getting on top of Biscuit? Well, that’s what happens when you get married and have sex, except you will probably be lying down in a bed.” Cue peals of shocked laughter from the studio audience. In fact, there’s nothing especially odd or even socially elevated about Lady Coke’s advice to her eldest … [Read more...] about Lady in Waiting by Anne Glenconner review – a bestselling glimpse of the royals
These are the five federal prisoners who are set to be executed within months following a surprise announcement by the Justice Department on Thursday that the federal government will resume capital punishment for the first time since 2003. Daniel Lewis Lee, 46; Lezmond Charles Mitchell, 37; Wesley Ira Purkey, 67; Alfred Bourgeois, 55; and Dustin Lee Honken, 51, are scheduled to be executed in December or January. All are convicted murderers whose victims include children, and in some cases the children were horribly tortured and sexually abused. The condemned men are being held on federal death row at Terre Haute USP in Indiana, and the Justice Department says all five have exhausted their appeals and post-conviction remedies. However, attorneys for some of the men have already spoken out, pleading for leniency based on the traumatic childhoods of the murderers and alleged legal lapses at trial - though so far none have argued actual innocence. … [Read more...] about PICTURED: Four of the first five men to be killed by the federal government since 2003: Murderers whose victims all include children will be executed in months as their attorneys plead for leniency
Stirling Central Scotland Most visitors go to Scotland for the scenery, the culture, eventful history and the cold-Caribbean-like coast. As a base for exploring the Highlands, with shops and society yet no city throngs, Stirling is a bonny option. The dramatic castle towering above the town nudges into every view, ensuring no visitor forgets to visit, but book ahead for special Christmas lunches in the intimate Green Room, and carols on 15 Dec, and the play A Christmas Carol (20-22 Dec). Stirling Winter Festival has a long list of events, from a Family Ceilidh on 14 Dec to children’s show Snow Play on 20 Dec. It would be rude not to go for a hike, so choose your Ben – Ben A’an and Ben Lomond are goodies (but make sure you are properly prepared for the likely conditions). Less taxing is the climb to the Wallace Monument for views over the city. After dark, you could target Andy Scott’s illuminated equine sculptures, the Kelpies, south of Stirling at Falkirk, for … [Read more...] about Winter weekenders: 15 picturesque UK towns for a pre-Christmas break