French-born Greg, who popped the question on 22 July, planned the proposal to a tee. The couple enjoyed a romantic lunch and spent the day by the pool before going back to their room, where Greg had arranged for rose petals and champagne to be set up. … [Read more...] about Princess Diana’s brother Charles Spencer says their mother Frances was not cut out for maternity
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But there’s something in Tenet that so uncharacteristic for Nolan that it made me gasp inside my mask. The protagonist (John David Washington) needs to infiltrate the orbit of the superrich arms dealer Andrei Sator (Kenneth Branagh), married to Kat (Elizabeth Debicki). For some reason — listen, a lot of this movie’s dialogue is very hard to hear — JDW meets Michael Caine for lunch at an extremely fancy restaurant. Caine is part handler, part adviser; he informs our hero that if he expects to rub shoulders with Sator and his wife, he can’t just be wearing any damn thing. “Brooks Brothers,” Caine says, “is not going to cut it.” Nolan lays their dichotomy on thick: the waiters at the restaurant seem miffed at even the presence of a well-tailored Black American man. When they offer him a menu, it’s like they doubt he will be able to read it. (Normally, I’d call this clear racism on the parts of these characters, but Nolan … [Read more...] about This One Line from
Friday Night Lights (5 seasons, 2006–2011)Zach Gilford (Matt Saracen), Adrianne Palicki (Tyra Collette), Scott Porter (Jason Street), Minka Kelly (Lyla Garrity), Gaius Charles (Smash Williams)Season 3, episode 13, “Tomorrow Blues” (with the exception of Charles, who left in episode four, “Hello, Goodbye”; and Porter, who left in episode 7, “New York, New York”)They all graduated — sort of, this takes some explaining. Friday Night Lights is one of the few high-school-TV shows to commit to its setting rather than just its characters, which meant that, as the series characters aged into senior year, it had to reckon with their future all at once (except for Landry, who the series decided was one year younger than everyone else). Some characters returned to Dillon, Texas, occasionally, but, as happens in life, most everyone ended going in different directions. In order of increasing heartbreak:After sustaining an injury in playoffs with the … [Read more...] about What Happens When Actors Leave High-School-TV Shows?
Was there anything in my life — my actual life, the part not lived on the carpet in front of a TV set — to contradict this? Not yet, but my world was changing. The great cratering of New York City was now at its most dire — it was the era of overflowing trash cans, of sidewalks full of dog turds, of garbage men on strike and blaring horns and headlines about financial default (“New York City Is Now Dead” stories are not an invention of 2020), of graffiti-covered subway cars and mimeographed notes sent home from school about how to teach your children to protect themselves against muggers. I was still too young for some of the movies — The French Connection, The Taking of Pelham One Two Three — that reinforced the national image of New York as an ill-tempered hell where everyone was sweating just to get through the day. But my father took me to a couple of long-forgotten cut-rate versions of those films — Cops and Robbers and Law & … [Read more...] about Real-Life Cops, and Me
The family of four recently enjoyed a getaway to Cyprus over the summer holidays, with the 44-year-old posted a series of gorgeous snaps from their sunny break. In one photo, Jasmine can be seen with her two children in the pool as she celebrated her 1100th post. The TV host took the opportunity to reflect over recent times. "Some events this week have really made me think hard about my priorities. … [Read more...] about A Place in the Sun’s Jasmine Harman posts adorable back to school photo of her kids