RITA Ora will be forced to quarantine for two weeks after flying to Australia to appear on their version of talent show The Voice. The British singer has been under fire over her controversial 30th birthday party, which was held at a restaurant in West London despite the Covid lockdown rules banning gatherings and forcing hospitality venues to close. And she is now set to leave the country next month to head down under for an extended stay to work on the singing contest – but will first be required to stay locked in her hotel room for a fortnight in line with the country’s strict travel rules. A small number of A-listers including Tom Hanks and Matt Damon are understood to have been given exemptions from the rules to allow them to travel for filming projects. But TV sources say Rita will undergo the quarantine like all other travellers. An insider said: “It’s obviously a bit of a pain but she knows she will have to do it just like everyone else. “She’s … [Read more...] about Rita Ora forced into Australia’s strict two-week Covid isolation in hotel room as she jets in to join The Voice
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He's an Oscar winner and one of Hollywood's leading men, who counts Barack Obama and Harry and Meghan among his pals. Now, George Clooney can add a Warburtons advert appearance to his CV. The A-list star of films including Ocean's Eleven, Gravity and Michael Clayton is the latest in a series of celebs to appear in a commercial for the British bakery brand. In the new advert, which will air for the first time on ITV on 8 May, he is seen trying to get in touch with bakery boss Jonathan Warburton to pitch an idea. Unfortunately, his call comes at snack time - and toast comes first. The fee paid to Clooney was donated to the Clooney Foundation For Justice, founded by the actor and his wife, Amal, an international human rights lawyer. Advertisement And of course, he's not the first Hollywood star to front an ad campaign… Robert De Niro Clooney follows in the footsteps of one of the most acclaimed actors in the world by teaming up with … [Read more...] about George Clooney Warburtons advert: Eight weird and wonderful A-list commercials as Oscar-winning star backs bread brand
NICK Kamen, the 1980s heartthrob who found fame when he stripped off in a Levi advert, has died aged 59. The Essex-born hunk was famed for the Levi 501 ad in 1985 and for being Madonna's best friend. Who was Nick Kamen? Nick carved a carer for himself when he was just 18 after stripping down to his boxers for the hugely-successful Levi advert. The advert led to a huge boost in sales for Levi and came fourth in a countdown of the 100 greatest ads of all time. It also caught the eye of Madonna, who reached out to Nick with a song she had written with Stephen Bray to join forces on. The mega-star later said she was inspired by his "charisma" and "beautiful voice". Nick's pop song with Madonna, Each Time You Break My Heart, reached number five in the UK and led to a successful music career for Nick. He went on to have four records between 1987 and 1992 - including a cover of the Four Tops' 1996 hit Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever. His other songs include Turn It … [Read more...] about Who was Nick Kamen and what was his cause of death?
TIGER King’s Carole Baskin has described herself as “purring like a bobcat rolling in catnip” after launching her own $CAT coin to rival Elon Musk and Dogecoin. Baskin launched the $CAT "purr-ency” on Tuesday as she voiced concerns about “the volume of US dollars that are being printed and distributed with nothing to back them up.” “I like the idea of putting the power of money in the hands of the people, rather than banks and governments,” she added in a statement posted to Big Cat Rescue’s website. Baskin’s new cryptocurrency will allow fans to buy merchandise or online experiences from her Big Cat Rescue center in Florida from $5. She claimed in a tweet that the new $CAT coin “is not a currency for investment.” Instead, she says it “is a purrency of our fans to show love for the cats” and will act as a fan token for supporters of her sanctuary. Baskin added that there are future plans for a "big cat metaverse for virtual visits with the cats." The statement … [Read more...] about Tiger King’s Carole Baskin launches $CAT coin in crypto war with Elon Musk and Dogecoin
A decision by Facebook‘s independent oversight board to keep former US President Donald Trump's accounts blocked could have consequences for politicians around the globe. In a widely-expected verdict , the panel said Wednesday that the company had done the right thing by taking down Trump's account after the January 6 riot of the US Capitol and ruled that the ban should hold — at least for now. DW's chief technology correspondent Janosch Delcker But the experts also voiced harsh criticism of Facebook: While suspending Trump's account had been the right move, the tech giant had been wrong in banning him indefinitely without clear criteria for when — if ever — his account would be restored, they said. Within six months, they added, the firm should reassess the case and come up with a final decision on what to do with the former president's account. It was a clever move, putting the ball back in the company's court and forcing Facebook to produce clearer rules for … [Read more...] about Opinion: Trump’s Facebook ban could have global impact