Louis Tomlinson gave a candid interview about grief and how he coped with his mother's passing, just five days before his sister's death. Last month, Louis' 18-year-old sister Félicité was found dead in her west London home after suffering a reported heart attack. The budding fashion designer collapsed from a suspected heart attack at her fourth-floor studio apartment in Earls Court, West London. Shocking: Louis Tomlinson gave a candid interview about grief and how he coped with his mother's death, in an interview filmed just five days before his sister's death Speaking to Dan Wooton on Lorraine in a backdated interview, which was aired on Thursday, Louis spoke about his mum Johanna's death in 2016, after she passed away following a battle with leukaemia. His new song, Two of Us, is dedicated to his beloved family matriarch and as he blazes the promo trail, he was candid about her death. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 2 Next … [Read more...] about Louis Tomlinson discusses coping with grief after his mother’s passing two years ago… in a poignant interview recorded five days before his sister Félicité’s tragic death at 18
“He killed himself. I became a lesbian cartoonist.” And now this father and daughter story, first told by Alison Bechdel in her 2006 graphic memoir, has been made into a show with songs. Anguished, gleeful, candid and peculiar, Fun Home pushes musical theatre in new directions, and startles at pretty much every turn. It sings more about sex than about falling in love. The sex is mostly between women – though there are also the encounters that Dad turns out to have had with young men throughout his marriage. Oh and the “fun” in the title is short for “funeral”. Sam Gold’s production, a big hit off and on Broadway, is a remarkable act of recreation by Lisa Kron (book and lyrics) and Jeanine Tesori (music). The emotional and physical jumble of what Bechdel calls “a family tragicomic” is all there. Dad was a literature teacher and a compulsive restorer of his house: “See how we polish and we shine,” chirrup his three … [Read more...] about The week in theatre: Fun Home; One for Sorrow; Undaunted; Windrush: 492 – review
Two American university professors have been freed by the Taliban today in exchange for three Taliban commanders who were released on Monday. The hostages, American citizen Kevin King and Australian national Timothy Weeks, were released today more than three years after they were abducted in 2016. Both men, who taught at the American University in Kabul, were flown out of the southern Zabul province by US helicopters this morning. 'The two professors are safely freed and are being taken care of now,' an Afghan official said. Their release came hours after the Afghan government freed three Taliban prisoners and sent them to Qatar. They include Anas Haqqani, who was seized in 2014 and whose older brother is the deputy Taliban leader and head of the Haqqani network, a notorious Taliban affiliate. Freed: Australian national Timothy Weeks (left) and American citizen Kevin King (right) have been freed by the Taliban in exchange for three of the militant group's … [Read more...] about Taliban releases two American University teachers kidnapped more than three years ago – hours after Afghanistan’s government freed three of the group’s commanders
Four candidates, four months: the battle to lead the Labour party has gone on so long that the reputations of the protagonists have changed fundamentally. How has each of them fared? Jeremy Corbyn Corbyn’s campaign may have changed the path of British political history but nothing was further from his mind when he entered the race. Having only secured all the 35 nominations needed two seconds before the deadline on Monday 15 June, Corbyn suggested he and his campaign manager, John McDonnell, tour the country. The prospect led McDonnell to warn it might seem like the Last of the Summer Wine on Tour. Instead, McDonnell recalls, they “suddenly found something had changed. Hundreds were turning out to discuss politics.” There was much that was organised about the Corbyn campaign, including its links with the unions, the young new MPs and existing extra-parliamentary pressure groups, but it is hard to overestimate the extent to which the Corbyn wave is as much a surprise … [Read more...] about Labour leadership candidates: how have their reputations fared?
Detectives are examining an astonishing letter from evil Joanna Dennehy in which she claims she did not carry out one of the murders she admitted. Dennehy, 31, has alleged that her friend and accomplice Leslie Layton killed John Chapman in a “pathetic attempt to impress” her. The extraordinary six-page letter was handed to police by the Mirror. Dennehy is serving a full-life term after she pleaded guilty to murdering her housemate Mr Chapman, 56, and two other men. Layton, 37, was jailed for 14 years for helping psychopath Dennehy dump two of the bodies, and for lying to police. Dennehy’s other accomplice – her 7ft 3in lover Gary Stretch, 48 – was sentenced to life for his part in her sickening rampage last year. The letter said: “John Chapman was killed by Layton in some pathetic attempt to impress me and Gary. Joanna Dennehy case View gallery “I was p**sed at Gary for telling Layton in the first place, things were not going to … [Read more...] about ‘I lied to save REAL murderer’: Serial killer claims she took rap for fatal stabbing she didn’t commit