In hotel rooms around the world, there's a handful of things your room will have when you check-in - shampoo, soap, a hairdryer and a copy of the Gideons Bible. But there are calls to have them removed. A Pew Research survey in 2006 showed that 95 percent of US hotels had a bible on-hand next to the bed. However, a survey from the same organisation in 2017 said that number had dropped to 79 percent, with "millennial apathy" being blamed for the decrease. Recently, Travelodge in the UK removed bibles from all of their hotel rooms across the country. They said having a bible no longer reflected Britain's "multicultural society". The Church of England described the Travelodge decision as 'tragic' and 'bizarre'. Taking things a little further, the Damson Dene Hotel - also in the UK - replaced its copies of the bible with copies of Fifty Shades of Grey. Gideons International was set up in 1899 and since then has distributed free copies of the bible across the world. The most common … [Read more...] about Is it time to take Gideons Bibles out of hotel rooms?
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A Fifty Shades of Grey-inspired event will feature as part of Irvine’s annual book festival. Tidelines was launched at the Harbour Arts Centre last week with a variety of events being unveiled to the public for the festival which will take place from September 27 to September 30. Fifty Shades of Fiction promises to be an evening of cocktails, fun and naughty readings, hosted by Nippy Nora (parlour maid extraordinaire), author Gordon Brown and Claire Gray Wilson, who plays Sinead in Still Game. The event – for over 18s – will celebrate the erotic romance novel on Friday, September 28, from 6pm to 7.30pm at Puffers Cafe with tickets priced at £12. The ticket price includes two free cocktails. But the weekend gets underway on Thursday, September 27, with the very aptly named band, Tide Lines playing the HAC. The four-piece’s debut single ‘Far Side of the World’ charted higher than Beyonce, Coldplay and Adele and tickets are priced at … [Read more...] about Irvine book festival to include 50 Shades of Grey themed night
Bill Holderman, 100 mins, starring: Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen, Andy Garcia, Craig T. Nelson There have been plenty of raunchy old men films, sclerotic efforts like Last Vegas (in which OAPs led by Michael Douglas run amok in the bright light city) or The Bucket List, in which Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman went around the world. It’s only fair that women of a certain age should be allowed to behave badly too. Book Club certainly provides them with that opportunity. In the film, a very distinguished cast of four venerable actresses, Jane Fonda (now 80), Diane Keaton (a sprightly 72), Candice Bergen (also 72) and Mary Steenburgen (a mere 65), play the sex-starved grannies. They've been friends for years and have formed a book club. The novel they’re getting started on now is, of course, Fifty Shades Of Grey. Read more Book Club clip sees Jane Fonda and friends go wild for Fifty Shades The women’s romantic lives are … [Read more...] about Book Club review: A dip in the careers of its venerable stars
South East Wales 15 November 2013 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-24938892 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel A 18-year-old whose debut novel clocked up more than 19 million hits online has been named one of the world's most influential teenagers by Time magazine.Beth Reeks secured a three-book deal with … [Read more...] about Teenage writer ‘world influential’
BENIDORM viewers are in for a saucy treat tonight as Pauline returns and reveals she's got a new career as Fifty Shades-style erotic novelist. She is coming back to the show with mum Noreen and will be surprising everyone with her new job. The pair are back in Benidorm for a holiday and Pauline reveals she's trying her hand as a writer. She picks Jaqueline Stewart as her muse and the novel soon turns into erotic adult fiction in the style of E.L. James' Fifty Shades Of Grey series. Pauline appears to be turning her life around after landing a windfall pay out from her ex-husband and giving up booze. Noreen is one of the original Benidorm cast members and starred in the pilot episode back in 2007. Fans will be delighted to see her back in the cast as she returns tonight. Benidorm is back on telly tonight after a week’s break – and the latest episode is also full of drama for Kenneth as his romantic troubles continue. The catty hairdresser has dumped Vlad by pretending … [Read more...] about Benidorm EXCL spoilers: Pauline reveals new career as Fifty Shades-style erotic novelist as she returns with Noreen tonight