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MPs’ fury as 55m people in England face months in top tiers – The Guardian

MPs’ fury as 55m people in England face months in top tiers – The Guardian

Tough new restrictions to contain the coronavirus pandemic will cover 99% of England’s population from next week, with government scientists warning that there is little prospect of any real changes for possibly months to come. On a sobering day that provoked fury from some MPs, the prime minister apologised for the heartache and frustration the sweeping measures would cause to up 55 million people placed in the highest two tiers, but warned that this was not the time for “taking our foot off the throat of the beast”. In a Downing Street press briefing, the chief medical officer for England, Prof Chris Whitty, underlined the enormity of the challenge still facing the country when he urged people to be cautious during the coming temporary relaxation of restrictions over Christmas. Asked h...
Tottenham vs Ludogorets result: Second-string Spurs comfortably win friendly in Europa League clothing – The Independent

Tottenham vs Ludogorets result: Second-string Spurs comfortably win friendly in Europa League clothing – The Independent

If there was such a thing as a perfect Europa League Thursday night, here it was. Tottenham Hotspur completed the most carefree 4-0 win, one that sent them joint-top of Group J on nine points. The dominant performance meant there was no need to call on any of the big guns to make an impact, as they stayed warm and fresh on the side ahead of Sunday’s showdown with third-placed Chelsea. Instead, a line-up with 10 changes got the job done, with at times comical ease. Carlos Vinicius scored his first two goals for the club since his loan move from Benfica. The Brazilian impressed on his fifth appearance – a second start - exuding the confidence coursing through the entire squad right now, not just the regulars. He also laid on the fourth for Lucas Moura. Harry Winks lobbed Ludogorets go...
Daria Nicolodi, Star of Inferno, Dies at 70 – Hollywood Reporter

Daria Nicolodi, Star of Inferno, Dies at 70 – Hollywood Reporter

9:51 AM PST 11/26/2020 by Ryan Parker Her career spanned decades with nearly 40 acting credits to her name.  Daria Nicolodi, the Italian actress and screenwriter who appeared in such cult classics as Deep Red and Inferno, has died, according to her daughter, Asia Argento. She was 70. A cause of death was not given. "Rest in peace beloved mother," Argento wrote on Instagram along with pictures of the two. "Now you can fly free with your great spirit and you won't have to suffer anymore. I will try to go on for your beloved grandchildren and especially for you who would never want to see me so grieved." She continued, "Even if without you I miss the ground under my feet, and I feel I have lost my only true point of reference. I am close to all those who have ...
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills suspends shooting of season 11 due to COVID-19 concerns – Daily Mail

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills suspends shooting of season 11 due to COVID-19 concerns – Daily Mail

Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills SUSPENDS shooting of season 11 due to COVID-19 concerns... joining RHOA which was shut down two weeks ago By Dan Heching For Dailymail.com Published: 17:52 GMT, 26 November 2020 | Updated: 21:27 GMT, 26 November 2020 As coronavirus cases have continued to spike in California and beyond, this reality TV show is being forced to take a pause in production. The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills is temporarily suspending filming on season 11 due to concerns surrounding COVID-19, People Magazine reported on Thursday. While a specific cause was not cited, it seems that production was halted to allow those involved to follow the correct health and safety protocols, perhaps after potential exposure to the highly infectious virus.    ...
Why British actor cant play William in Kristen Stewart-Princess Diana film – New York Post

Why British actor cant play William in Kristen Stewart-Princess Diana film – New York Post

The UK’s royal family will no longer be British — at least not in one upcoming major movie. A new film starring US actress Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana cannot hire a British actor in the key role of a young Prince William because of Brexit, according to a casting notice. Casting director Amy Hubbard tweeted an appeal for a young actor to “believably play Prince William at 11 years old” for “Spencer,” an upcoming docudrama about the late Lady Di. “Must have a European passport (NOT British European due to new Brexit rules from January 1st 2021),” the appeal noted of the film being shot in Germany next year when Britons will no longer have Europe-wide work rights. So far, 30-year-old “Twilight” star Stewart is the only actor confirmed for the upcoming film, with other k...
Married at First Sight: Miles and Karen Williams Launch Their Own YouTube Channel After Controversial Season – Showbiz Cheat Sheet

Married at First Sight: Miles and Karen Williams Launch Their Own YouTube Channel After Controversial Season – Showbiz Cheat Sheet

Miles Williams and Karen Landry-Williams were a somewhat controversial couple on Lifetime’s Married at First Sight season 11 in New Orleans. While Karen and Miles seemed perfectly matched at first, many fans wondered why Karen was so reticent to become intimate or affectionate with her husband in any way. Over the four-month season (which was extended by two months due to COVID-19), Miles and Karen made slow, gradual progress in growing their emotional connection. But they didn’t take any more steps physically, and Miles became frustrated with his wife’s apparent lack of interest. Still, the Married at First Sight couple decided to stay together on Decision Day. Since then, their relationship has seemed to thrive – at least by the looks of social media. Both Karen and...
Here’s What the Thanksgiving Parade Looked Like in Pandemic New York – The New York Times

Here’s What the Thanksgiving Parade Looked Like in Pandemic New York – The New York Times

It’s a yearly Thanksgiving Day tradition: Millions of spectators crammed onto long city blocks, hanging over barricades and balconies or pressed against the windows of towering office buildings to watch giant balloons, depicting cartoon characters like Pikachu, hovering just a few feet above the street. But this year, as with everything in 2020, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, a ritual marker of the holiday, was drastically different. Because of the threat of the coronavirus, much of the parade in Manhattan was scaled down and pretaped for the television airing. The route was reduced from two miles to a single block down 34th Street, near the flagship department store. There were no high school bands. Instead of the usual 2,000 balloon handlers there were only about 130. Warning...
Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak takes heat for ungrateful contestant crack – New York Post

Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak takes heat for ungrateful contestant crack – New York Post

Pat Sajak would like to buy a vowel — for the word “Sorry.” The perpetually cheery “Wheel of Fortune” host apologized for jokingly calling out a player who questioned the wording of a puzzle on the show Wednesday, according to footage and reports. Sajak ribbed contestant Darin McBain after he solved a puzzle but then pointed out its phrasing made no sense — prompting the host to quip that he was “ungrateful!” and sparking speculation he was annoyed by the player. McBain, whose mom cleaned up as a three-day contestant in 1982, was asked to come up with four “things that begin with the word ‘kitchen.'” He correctly guessed, “Cabinet, oven, towels, sink” — then told Sajak there’s no such thing as a “Kitchen oven.” “Kitchen oven?” McBain said. “What was that? Who calls it a ...
National Dog Show 2020: Scottish Deerhound wins Best in Show – New York Post

National Dog Show 2020: Scottish Deerhound wins Best in Show – New York Post

She’s ruff competition! A 3-year-old Scottish deerhound named Claire won the National Dog Show 2020 Thursday — becoming the first of her breed ever to fetch the coveted title. The smiley pooch won the top accolade with her owner, Angela Lloyd, at her side — beating out seven finalists and a total of 538 entries. Dog lovers quickly took to social media to cheer the tall, scraggly-haired underdog. “A Scottish deerhound named Claire won the dog show. Good news for Claires everywhere,” one fan gushed. Another added, “A beautiful dog, a great winner. Congrats Claire! :)” The host of the annual Thanksgiving day competition, Kennel Club of Philadelphia President Wayne Ferguson, said it’s the first time in the show’s 135-year history that the breed emerged as a star. “Scott...
Justin Timberlake gifts disabled teen with a $35,000 wheelchair-accessible van – Daily Mail

Justin Timberlake gifts disabled teen with a $35,000 wheelchair-accessible van – Daily Mail

Best Thanksgiving ever! Timberlake surprises disabled Tennessee teen with a life-changing $35,000 wheelchair-accessible van Jake Stitt, 17, has cerebral palsy and is confined to a wheelchair; his family does not own a vehicle capable of transporting him around town  Pop star Justin Timberlake heard about the family's plight and decided to step in On Wednesday, he gifted the Stitt clan with a $35,000 wheelchair-accessible van News crews were on the scene to capture the family's excitement as they received the life-changing present from the pop star  By Andrew Court For Dailymail.com Published: 19:24 GMT, 26 November 2020 | Updated: 21:27 GMT, 26 November 2020 Justin Timberlake has gifted a $35,000 wheelchair-accessible van to a disabled Tennessee teen.  Jake...