Erin Jensen USA TODAY Published 12:03 PM EST Dec 1, 2018 Hocus pocus, maybe at 73 Bette Midler will change her focus. The Oscar-nominated actress/singer turns another year older Saturday. In her decades of life, the "Beaches" star has caused quite a few waves with her words, in real life and on Twitter. Here are some of her most controversial moments. Her smack at FLOTUS Twitter users were crying foul following Midler's NSFW tweet on Nov. 14, knocking first lady Melania Trump. Midler shared an image from the former model's steamy shoot with British GQ in 2000, a flight-themed spread, which had Trump posing in the cockpit clad in an ensemble that appears to expose her nipples. "The dry cleaning bill for the upholstery on Air Force One must be insane," Midler cracked to nearly 1.5 million followers. She added a vulgar hashtag along with her post. On Nov. 17, Midler returned to the topic, armed with more punchlines for her adversaries. "15,000 … [Read more...] about Bette Midler’s most controversial moments, including that Melania jab
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The television producers were so focused on Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford last week they missed Ed Woodward's own gesture from the directors' box. As Mourinho applauded those remaining in the Stretford End, Woodward pointed at the mutual respect approvingly as defeat brought manager and supporters closer together. At Burnley, the cameras scanned for Woodward again in the directors' box but only clocked his predecessor David Gill. Irrespective of whether Woodward was there or not on a day some fans turned against him, he will have approved of the full-time bond between manager and supporters at Turf Moor. The great thing about Burnley's ground is staff and players have to pass the away stand before and after the game. It is a stretch that can feel like a walk to the gallows or a royal engagement. Sir Alex Ferguson regally strode out for a December 2002 League Cup tie by shaking hands with some United supporters and Mourinho evoked memories of that as he approached what was formerly … [Read more...] about Ed Woodward got what he wanted from Man Utd fans and Mourinho at Burnley
BBC Music - Reading + Leeds There's barely been a band in pop music history that hasn't split opinion on its way to the top. Sometimes, it's a rivalry that causes fans to pick a side (The Beatles v. The Stones; Oasis v. Blur); other times, a group might not find favour with critics, but achieve success off the back of pure people power. This year's Reading + Leeds features at least four bands high on the bill that, over the years, have been highly polarising. Let's have a look at them first, then two others that will forever divide the masses... BBC Music - Reading + Leeds The Courteeners The best band of the past 10 yearsBono When The Courteeners formed in 2006, Oasis were nearing the end of their time as a band, and The Libertines and Arctic Monkeys were the biggest talking points in indie and rock music. A Mancunian group with a self-confessed "gobby" frontman in Liam Fray, they were immediately called "the new … [Read more...] about Love them or hate them? Are these the most polarising bands?
FARNBOROUGH, England (Reuters) - Britain’s showy launch of a new fighter jet project at this week’s Farnborough Airshow has laid bare political tensions that are threatening to tear Europe apart and deepened scepticism about the future of European defence cooperation. FILE PHOTO: Britain's defence minister, Gavin Wiliamson (UNSEEN), unveiled a model of a new jet fighter, called 'Tempest' at the Farnborough Airshow, in Farnborough, Britain July 16, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo The new UK programme - launched with 2 billion pounds ($2.6 billion) of seed money just nine months before Britain leaves the European Union - rivals a Franco-German project begun over a year ago that has yet to be funded. France had hoped to work with Britain on the project, bringing together Europe’s two biggest military powers, but turned to Germany after failing to make progress on a Franco-British drone programme. This had got caught up in Britain’s political … [Read more...] about Rival warplane projects underline Europe’s divisions
PUBLISHED: 17:00 12 July 2018 | UPDATED: 17:00 12 July 2018 Stacia Briggs Pauline Collins in Shirley Valentine. Photo: Paramount Pictures Archant My Shirley Valentine Summer is a new reality series from the creators of Love Island and will see eight female celebrities travelling to Greece to rediscover themselves – we look back at the original film and remember some of Shirley’s most memorable quotes. Our Shirley Valentine Summer on ITV: Lizzie Cundy, Ingrid Tarrant, Nancy DellÕOlio and Annabel Giles, Aggie Mackenzie, Ninia Benjamin, Melinda Messenger and Sia‰n Lloyd are taking part (C) ITV I remember going to see Shirley Valentine at the cinema with my Mum – and being somewhat surprised that she loved it so much (in retrospect, it makes sense now…). The film was about a woman (played brilliantly by Pauline Collins) whose kids have flown the nest and whose husband is stuck in a dinner-on-the-table-at-six-or-the-world-will-end rut – … [Read more...] about Shirley Valentine inspires new ITV rediscovery show: here are 10 of Shirley’s best quotes