"I ended up with severe anxiety attacks. I ended up in hospital three times. I ended up with kidney stones. I felt like I couldn’t go out with people just looking at me just questioning.. whether.. did she do it? Did she not do it?" … [Read more...] about Inside the war of the WAGs as Rebekah Vardy reignites Wagatha Christie row with Coleen Rooney
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’Cos it’s impossible to undermine the dignity of a series where six backing dancers in jellyfish costumes were the norm and the most perceptive judge turned out to be Rita Ora, who nailed all three of the finalists: Katherine Jenkins (Octopus), Jason Manford (Hedgehog) and winner Nicola Roberts (Queen Bee). … [Read more...] about Tyson Fury is both utterly terrifying and surprisingly funny with more than a hint of Russ Abbot about him
But, overwhelmingly, the attorneys chose to make the trial legally and procedurally straightforward, relying on the evidence and conflicting statements of eyewitness and experts, especially the forensic analysis of Zimmerman's alleged injuries, to try to prove their points. What little emotion was on display came mostly outside the witness box, such as when Martin's parents walked out during particularly graphic testimony or when Zimmerman appeared to tear up when John Donnelly, a close friend, spoke of his dedication to the community in glowing terms. … [Read more...] about Trayvon Martin: how a teenager’s death sparked a national debate
Normal People has been greeted by readers, critics and booksellers alike as one of those novels that captures something ineffable about its age. The forthcoming BBC adaptation stretches its 266 pages to a decadent 12 episodes, a pages-to-minutes ratio that recalls the famous 1981 version of Brideshead Revisited, which spent as much time on the apparently incidental scenes in Evelyn Waugh’s novel (the whisky and water business on the ocean liner, for example) as it did on the central plot. Normal People is also a novel of tiny details and the beats of pleasure that come from noticing them: “Life offers up these moments of joy despite everything.” … [Read more...] about Is being the ‘voice of a generation’ a curse or an honour for novelists?