Linda Fairstein, the longtime New York City prosecutor who oversaw the Central Park Five case, has resigned from at least two boards following backlash from the Netflix series "When They See Us" about the case. Since the series premiered on May 3, Fairstein has been criticized for her role observing the interrogation of five teens who then wrongfully convicted of raping a woman in 1989. On Tuesday, the president of Vassar College posted a letter on its website saying that Linda Fairstein had resigned as a Board of Trustees member. "I am told that Ms. Fairstein felt that, given the recent widespread debate over her role in the Central Park case, she believed that her continuing as a Board member would be harmful to Vassar," Elizabeth H. Bradley wrote. The victims-services agency, Safe Horizon, also confirmed Fairstein's resignation on Tuesday, thanking her for "her decades of pioneering work on behalf of victims of sexual assault and abuse." Messages … [Read more...] about Central Park Five prosecutor under fire after new Netflix series
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NATIONAL treasure David Attenborough unsuprisingly had a lot to say about the Extinction Rebellion climate change protests. So how did he feel about the campaigns and what is his new Netflix show called? Here's all you need to know. How old is David Attenborough and what series has he presented? Sir David Attenborough is a 92-year-old veteran broadcaster, who was born on May 8, 1926, in Isleworth, London. He narrated Wildlife On One for 231 episodes from 1977 until 2005. He came to prominence with Life on Earth in 1979 which spawned a series of Life programmes including Life In The Freezer, The Private Life Of Plants, The Life Of Birds and The Life Of Mammals. David has also narrated over 50 episodes of Natural World from 1992 until 2018. He has narrated The Blue Planet (2001), Planet Earth (2006) and Frozen Planet (2011). In 2018 he was the voice behind Saving Planet Earth: Fixing A Hole and Dynasties. His new BBC documentary Climate Change - The Facts aired April 18, 2019 at 9pm. He … [Read more...] about How old is Sir David Attenborough, what has he said about the climate change protests and what is his new Netflix documentary?
Harrowing and hilarious tests await the daring contestants in comedy game show, Flinch, in which the whole idea is to not, well, Flinch. Georgia Humphreys finds out more from two of the show's judges, Lloyd Griffith and Desiree Burch. Jackass meets Wipeout meets a little bit of Come Dine With Me. That's how Lloyd Griffith describes Flinch, the new Netflix comedy gameshow he hosts alongside fellow comedians Desiree Burch and Seann Walsh."It's got the unpredictability of Jackass, the formality of Wipeout, and it's like Come Dine With Me in the narration element of it," elaborates the Lincolnshire-born funnyman, 35, known for presenting Sky Sports show Soccer AM. "And there's a points system and someone looks an idiot at the end of it."Essentially, the series is guaranteed to be unlike anything you've ever seen before. It involves contestants testing their nerves on various frightening and uncomfortable activities - all of which are designed, based on human psychology, to make them … [Read more...] about Everything you need to know about new Netflix series, Flinch
A new Netflix series billed as the teenage "Breaking Bad" is inspired by a real-life German youth who ran an online drug empire from his bedroom, its creators told AFP. The makers of "How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast)" even met up with Maximilian S. on one of his days out of prison where he is serving seven years for "running the Amazon of illegal drugs" -- selling everything from MDMA to marijuana. While his mother thought of him as a "lazy and grumpy" 19-year-old who wouldn't leave his room, he made 4.4 million euros ($4.9 million) worth of Bitcoin in little over a year from his Shiny Flakes online store. Police still couldn't access all of his Bitcoin accounts when he was jailed in 2015. "When you think of the drug business, you think of the Cali cartel and Pablo Escobar," said the series' makers Philipp Kassbohrer and Matthias Murmann Sunday as it was premiered at the Canneseries festival in the French Riviera resort. "But this young German weirdo guy who was doing this himself was … [Read more...] about New Netflix series inspired by real-life teen drug king
BROOKLYN Beckham jetted to Kenya to film scenes for new Netflix series Our Planet. The 20-year-old son of David and Victoria Beckham managed to secure a prestigious job filming on Sir David Attenborough's latest show, which launched internationally earlier this week. The Daily Mail have reported that Brooklyn flew to the Masai Mara game reserve to film behind-the-scenes clips for the From Deserts To Grasslands episodes of the eight-part series. Brooklyn is said to have been taught how to film wildlife, and was left "amazed" when five cheetahs ran past. He also played a football match with local children as he embraced his time in the African country. A source told the publication: "He had the time of his life. "He couldn’t believe that he was given such an opportunity." It is thought that Attenborough and the World Wide Fund For Nature [WWF] were keen to get Brooklyn on board in a bid to appeal to other young people, with his huge social media following thought to have played a … [Read more...] about Brooklyn Beckham jetted to Kenya to film scenes for Sir David Attenborough’s new Netflix series Our Planet