Is every October at the cinema going to turn up a new reason to reflect on the genius of Judy Garland? I shan’t complain if so. A year after Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born remake prompted our revisit to George Cukor’s unimprovable 1954 Garland-starring version, a new biopic puts the embattled icon back in the spotlight. Renée Zellweger delivers a gutsy, all-in tour de force in Judy – but if you want to remember the star through her own performances, the streaming realm turns up a variety of options, some more obvious than others. The cast-iron classics are easy enough to find: in addition to A Star Is Born, the likes of The Wizard of Oz (if you’ve somehow made it to reading age without seeing it) and Meet Me in St Louis (if your Christmas spirit begins at the first flicker of autumn) are readily available on Amazon, iTunes and so on. (Though not Netflix, which remains something of a Garland-free zone, its search engine offering Christina Aguilera in … [Read more...] about Streaming: where to find Judy Garland films online
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The humble omelette may be the saviour of the lazy cook, simply fry some beaten eggs and voila you have a quick meal. However, for those looking for something more haute cusine, tonight's Masterchief contestants will be creating the Arnold Bennett omelette, here's how to make it. What is an omelette Arnold Bennett The Arnold Bennett omelette is a twist on a classic dish created by cheif Jean Baptiste Virlogeux of The Savoy Hotel. This adaptation was created for novelist Arnold Bennett who finished his book Imperial Palace, during his visit. The writer stayed at the hotel while researching the second of two books he set in the hotel itself and it has graced the menu ever since.As well as eggs, this omelette contains smoked Finnan haddock and when made correctly is described as light and fluffy. How do you make it an Arnold Bennett omelette? You will need 300ml milk 200g un-dyed smoked haddock 1 bay leaf 10 black peppercorns 4 free-range eggs 40g butter 15g plain flour … [Read more...] about What is an omelette Arnold Bennett and how do you make it?
Daisy Ridley’s earliest childhood memory is of a party hosted by her parents at their family home in west London, when she was three, maybe four. She was surrounded by grownups, towering above her, when she abruptly and dramatically declared: “I’m shy!” before running out of the room. “My mum told me I did that, so maybe I’m remembering half an imprint of someone else’s memory,” she says, laughing at the irony of both commanding attention from her audience and then immediately rejecting it. It’s a trait that has somehow stuck. At 27, Ridley finds herself at the centre of the universe. With three Star Wars films under her belt, the actor is adjusting to multiple layers of fame: there’s the gilded A-list Hollywood kind that comes with red carpets, stylists and outfits gifted by the most sought-after designers; then the sort of fame that has tabloids tracking her most mundane moves, breathlessly documenting Ridley’s … [Read more...] about Daisy Ridley: ‘JJ Abrams warned me that Star Wars is a religion’
PRIESTS and car salesmen are among the worst drivers in the UK according to a recent study of 7.8 million insurance enquiries. Priests come in as fourth most likely to be done for sinful driving with just under three in every thousand holding a conviction, while warehouse loaders top the bill with seven in every thousand getting caught. Dangerous driving offences include drink and drug driving, aggressive behaviour, racing, ignoring traffic lights, driving while injured or unable to see properly, tailgating, driving while on the phone, overtaking dangerously and driving a dodgy vehicle, Money Supermarket found. If found guilty you could be sent to jail or pay out an unlimited fine as well as losing between three and 11 points and be disqualified for a minimum of two years. The surprising clean sheets came from lawyers and professional footballers as well as yoga teachers and vets with not a single one who applied for insurance having been sentenced in the past. The study found a big … [Read more...] about Most dangerous drivers by profession revealed with PRIESTS among worst
AN incredible collection of golden supercars has been spotted parked up outside Harrods department store for a Top Gear shoot. The dazzling fleet was snapped by photographers on Thursday in Knightsbridge, parked in a line on the road outside the iconic shopfront as cameramen filmed for the new BBC series. Estimated to be worth a combined £500,000, the collection includes a model from each of Porsche, Mercedes, Bentley and Ferrari manufacturers. The rare sight attracted plenty of attention from passers-by, with crowds gathering to take photos of the metallic gold supercars. Harrods confirmed to The Sun Online that the cars didn't belong to a mystery owner or customer of the store but were filming for new series of the show fronted by Matt LeBlanc on BBC.Porsche Panamera - est. £90,000 Ferrari 458 Spider - est. £200,000 Mercedes AMG C63 - est. £60,000 Bentley Continental GTC - est. £160,000 And the golden fleet isn't the first to hit London's streets.In March … [Read more...] about Incredible lineup of gold supercars worth over £500,000 parked up outside iconic Harrods department store for Top Gear filming