By Tim Franks Published 27 January 2014 Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Fethullah Gulen has been called Turkey's second most powerful man. He is also a recluse, who lives in self-imposed exile in the US. An apparent power struggle between his followers and those around the Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has reached a new pitch of intensity and loathing. Since arriving in the US in the late 1990s, Mr Gulen, 74, has not given a single broadcast interview. What rare communication there has been with the media has almost exclusively been conducted via email. But now, the BBC has had exclusive access to the Muslim cleric. I travelled with Guney Yildiz from the BBC Turkish Service to a remote part of Pennsylvania to meet the man. In the interview, Mr Gulen denied using his influence to start investigations into alleged corruption among senior members … [Read more...] about Fethullah Gulen: Powerful but reclusive Turkish cleric
Matt Goss reveals why he's returned home to the UK SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Singer-songwriter Matt, who on Monday was confirmed to be taking part in this year's Strictly Come Dancing , has only recently returned to the UK after settling in America following his success in 1980s band Bros. He admitted he is "treated like part of the family" when he's back in the UK and felt the time was right to leave the USA behind as he chatted to Sally Nugent and Ben Thompson on Tuesday's BBC Breakfast . Related articles NCIS fans baffled as Gibbs' house opens up major scene plot hole BBC backlash as fans slam Countryfile and Springwatch "Nice to see you, welcome back we should say as well," Ben … [Read more...] about ‘Like part of family’ Matt Goss spurns America for UK return ‘Don’t want to be recluse’
A BRAZILIAN bodybuilder and TikTok star who gained 1.6 million followers by pumping himself up with oil has died on his 55th birthday. Valdir Segato had been using life-threatening synthol injections for years to produce Hulk-like muscles despite warnings from doctors. The online star gained fans around the world with his eye-popping muscles, which were filled with a dangerous concoction of oil, alcohol and painkillers. He had been using the synthol injections for years to achieve his massive physique, but it appears to have also led to his passing. Local media reported he was taken to hospital today complaining of shortness of breath at his home in Ribeirao Preto, southeast Brazil . Segato's neighbours revealed to local media that despite his millions of followers, the bodybuilder had lived as a recluse with few friends or visitors over the years. Most read in World News RAID PANIC Fleet of 27 Chinese aircraft enter Taiwan airspace … [Read more...] about Valdir Segato dead at 55 – ‘Brazilian Hulk’ who injected himself with OIL to create massive biceps dies on his birthday
By India Grant & Mary McCool Published 9 hours ago Share close Share page Copy link About sharing It was the only movie to have been filmed entirely in Glasgow - a cinematic first that audiences will no longer get to see now the plug has been pulled on Batgirl. Warner Bros Discovery confirmed the decision on Tuesday after a reported $70m (£58m) had already been spent on the project. But small business owners in Glasgow told the BBC they were more concerned about the disruption they faced between December and March to accommodate the shoot. 'We couldn't get online orders picked up' Robert Chambers is a designer at the Social Recluse clothing shop on King Street in the Trongate area of the city. As well as being affected by street closures, the shop had to shut for 10 days in January while Batgirl filming was under way - for which Robert was compensated £1,000. … [Read more...] about Batgirl filming wasted a month of our business
David Harbour admits he had doubts over Stranger Things SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Stranger Things first launched in 2016 on Netflix and quickly became a worldwide sensation, propelling its young cast into the spotlight after they were virtual unknowns. Since then, Stranger Things continues going from strength to strength with the show proving to be one of the biggest titles for the streaming platform. Here’s a look at the cast and whether they are as close off-cameras as they are in the show. Related articles Kate Bush's 'first true love' inspired her hit song when she was 13 Stranger Things plot hole: Fans expose issue with Eleven and Mike Are the Stranger Things cast friends in real … [Read more...] about Are the Stranger Things cast friends in real life?
Michael Jackson was a 'very normal dad' says Paris in 2012 SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Michael Jackson and his private life have always been at the forefront of people’s interests. His three children, in particular, have always been in the spotlight thanks to their famous dad. While they all go by specific names these days, it turns out their actual names are quite different. Trending What are Michael Jackson’s children’s real names? As is often the way with celebrity children, their names are not as simple as many would think. The eldest child, known as Prince, was actually born Michael Joseph Jackson Jr. The second child born to Michael, still with his second wife, Debbie Rowe, was Paris-Michael … [Read more...] about Michael Jackson children: What are MJ’s children’s real names? ‘ALL called Michael’
SINGER Frank Ocean celebrated America's biggest night in fashion with a surprise Met Gala 2021 appearance. The 33-year-old songwriter wore a black Prada sports jacket and trousers, bizarrely accessorized with a robot baby painted neon green to match his buzz cut. What happened to Frank Ocean? Although Frank Ocean debuted two singles in 2020, the singer hasn't released a new studio album since 2016, when Blonde was shared with the world. While there's been no word on new music from the reclusive singer, Frank has been busy launching an independent luxury jewelry company called Homer, which means, carving history into stone. The company was unveiled in August 2021. Read More On The Sun MAKING HIS RETURN Get to know singer Frank Ocean ENTREPRENEUR Everything you need to know about Frank Ocean and his latest business venture Frank has discussed his desire to make things that last. "Hand on my heart, this … [Read more...] about What happened to Frank Ocean?
He has proclaimed himself prince and runs his principality from a penthouse on the 22nd storey of a five-star Christchurch hotel. Victor Cattermole, a former contender for the city’s mayoralty (1025 votes in 2013), has spent his life dreaming up schemes and making extravagant claims . His latest business idea is a virtual state called Cogito residing in the metaverse , which citizens pay various fees to join. Cattermole, also known in Cogito as “chairman of the Crown Council”, says on Cogito’s website the principality was established as a decentralised libertarian state, “first developed in the early 1990s by a reclusive dyslexic entrepreneur. The mastermind documentation around the technology and concept was locked away for many years until it was stumbled upon in early 2017”. About 10 embarrassed Christchurch business people who became involved with Cogito have, in recent months, walked away disillusioned with the prince. Some are afraid to speak out because of potential … [Read more...] about The prince, the penthouse and the principality: Controversial businessman Victor Cattermole’s latest venture
BBC ditches football result on Radio 5 live (Image: BBC) SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Tuning in for the main leagues' scores has been part of Saturday evening's Sports Report for fans since the early 1950s. Related articles NCIS fans baffled as Gibbs' house opens up major scene plot hole BBC backlash as fans slam Countryfile and Springwatch But legendary presenter Des, 79 - who presented Sports Report from 1970 to 1977 on Radio 2 - said: "It seems cheap." "It has been going for 50 to 60 years so why change it at all? It feels like change for change's sake. It's tradition and I guess traditions come and go but I know that the older people will miss it greatly. It was part of the Saturday night routine. You … [Read more...] about BBC chiefs blasted for axing football results
Josie Gibson tears up at Barry's tribute to Olivia Newton-John SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Barry Pearl played Doody in the classic film, Grease. He and iconic Sandy star Olivia Newton-John remained friends ever since, and the actor held back tears as he talked about the singer on Tuesday's This Morning . ITV host Josie was also moved and became choked up after hearing a sweet story Barry shared. Related articles NCIS fans baffled as Gibbs' house opens up major scene plot hole BBC backlash as fans slam Countryfile and Springwatch He had explained how he knew Olivia's health was worsening and was told she may not have long. The actor went on to recall how he decided to send her an email … [Read more...] about Josie Gibson in tears over Grease star’s emotional tribute to Olivia Newton-John