Lifestyle / Entertainment by Press Association 28/07/2019, 3:05 pm Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Gemma Chan has said that one of the best moments of her life was pole-dancing on a bus with Celine Dion. The Crazy Rich Asians star revealed that she was on a party bus going to a Met Gala after-party in New York earlier this year when she met the singer. The British actress told Observer Magazine that Dion was “an absolute f***ing legend”. “It was me and her and her dancers, just dancing on this bus,” she said. “It was the best half an hour of my life. I can’t believe it happened. Nothing will top that. “I pole-danced on a bus with Celine Dion.” Chan, 36, told the magazine that there is video footage from her time spent with Dion, but that it will never be seen. Chan, who is known for roles in TV series Humans and films such as Mary Queen Of Scots and Captain Marvel, said that being at the … [Read more...] about Gemma Chan: I pole-danced on a bus with Celine Dion
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'I just have 25% vision in one eye, but now I'm starring on stage' BelfastTelegraph.co.uk When Dundonald woman Michelle Porter had difficulty reading five years ago, she booked in for a routine eye test - and discovered to her horror that she was completely blind in one eye. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/features/i-just-have-25-vision-in-one-eye-but-now-im-starring-on-stage-38022649.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/features/article38022644.ece/1a33c/AUTOCROP/h342/2019-04-17_lif_49614287_I4.JPG Email When Dundonald woman Michelle Porter had difficulty reading five years ago, she booked in for a routine eye test - and discovered to her horror that she was completely blind in one eye. The 54-year-old, who was working at a children's home in west Belfast at the time, was told by an optician to go to hospital immediately. There, she was diagnosed with a degenerative eye condition which wasn't to get better even after surgery. With just 25% vision left in her … [Read more...] about ‘I just have 25% vision in one eye, but now I’m starring on stage’
With no specialist currently practising in Ireland, as someone living with this debilitating condition you can get passed back and forth like a tennis ball between consultants before you might find one willing to help. Unfortunately, we live in an era that's got a pill for everything, but a cure for very little. Fibromyalgia being no exception, sufferers are also at a disadvantage because it can present as many different illnesses and people often see consultants in the double digits before they get a diagnosis. Thankfully there is a strong online presence and support groups that keep us connected. Fibro Ireland (fibroireland.com) is a great resource for anyone who has or suspects they have this illness. There is no register to count the number of people living with the condition in Ireland, but the HSE estimates that fibromyalgia affects nearly one in 20 people across the globe. FM is characterised by chronic widespread pain, nerve dysfunction and cognitive issues known as 'fibro-fog' … [Read more...] about ‘Doctors insisted I just needed to get fitter’
"Well done my Golden Buzzers," said the proud mentor. They earned themselves €50,000 and an hour-long special on Virgin Media Television after topping the public vote. The contest certainly lived up to its name, with all the acts putting their best foot forward on the night. There was absolute joy on stage for the talented winners when host Lucy Kennedy revealed they had won. The group reigned supreme despite stiff competition last night from the other finalists. Rebel Acro got the show off to a "flipping" good start with their acrobatic routine. They wowed the audience with their fluid movements, with Louis Walsh saying he thought he "was at a show in Las Vegas". Dublin dance group Fly Youth blew the roof off with their routine to Beautiful People by Chris Brown. Denise Van Outen said: "Faultless, amazing choreography. I just want to see you dance again and again." Mum-of-two Sharyn Ward sang One Starry Night in her bid to impress the viewers at home. "I love your tradition, … [Read more...] about Jason Byrne’s Golden Buzzer dance act BSD triumph at Ireland’s Got Talent final
PUBLISHED: 16:25 06 April 2019 Steve Russell A band that gave value for money Picture: FAMILY COLLECTION Archant Remember The Trevor Copeman Band and venues such as Norwich’s Norwood Rooms, the Samson and Hercules in Tombland, and the Tower Ballroom in Great Yarmouth? Looks like a night to remember. The Trevor Copeman Band at the Tower Ballroom in Great Yarmouth Picture: FAMILY COLLECTIONSome people had fathers who devoted their evenings and weekends to bowls or digging the allotment. Not the Copeman sisters. Their dad usually got people’s feet a-tapping when he wasn’t doing the day-job.For drummer Colin was the leader of a big-band that entertained East Anglians at venues such as the Norwood Rooms in Aylsham Road, Norwich; Samson and Hercules in Tombland; The Garibaldi in St Nicholas Road, Great Yarmouth, and Gorleston’s Floral Hall.For middle daughter Sally-Ann and her two sisters, life must have seemed like an adventure … [Read more...] about Did you dance to Colin’s band at Tower Ballroom?