August 26, 2016 - 16:03 BST hellomagazine.com The Queen has given a personal donation to the search and rescue operation in Italy after a 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit on Wednesday, leaving at least 267 dead and hundreds injured. The Queen has given a personal donation to the search and rescue operation in Italy after a 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit on Wednesday, leaving at least 267 dead and hundreds injured. The monarch gave an unspecified amount to the British Red Cross, of which she is a patron, and sent a message of condolence to the President of Italy, Sergio Mattarella, which was shared on the royal family's website and Twitter account. It read: "Prince Philip and I were saddened to hear of the loss of life following the earthquake in central Italy." CLICK TO VIEW GALLERY The Queen said her "thoughts and prayers" were with the people of Italy "Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Italy, especially the family and friends of those affected." Celebrities have taken to social media to reach out in solidarity with Italy following the disaster, with Ellen DeGeneres tweeting: "We are with you, Italy. #ItalyEarthquake," while Hillary Clinton wrote: "Thinking about the people of both Italy and Myanmar as they respond to today's earthquakes. My heart goes out to the victims’ families. –H." Our patron the Queen has made a private donation to our Italy Earthquake Appeal. We would like to thank everyone who has donated. — British Red Cross (@BritishRedCross) 26 August 2016 Rescue teams have been searching for survivors since Wednesday, with a civil protection worker telling Associated Press that they need more equipment to move rubble to find people. They said: "We need chain saws, shears to cut iron bars, and jacks to remove beams: everything, we need everything." The earthquake has devastated central Italy Three Britons were among those killed in the … [Read more...] about The Queen gives personal donation to earthquake victims in Italy
Photo: Courtesy of Sundance The Sundance Film Festival is once again upon us. Actors are becoming feature directors (Rupert Everett, Paul Dano, Ethan Hawke, Idris Elba). Comedies are being conflated with dramas. And Ann Dowd and Andrea Riseborough are lacing up their snow boots to walk to a lot of press events. (They will appear in a combined seven movies at the Park City fest.) Some new careers will be jump-started, while other industry veterans will acquire a fresh patina of indie credibility, and every movie will be racing to catch Sorry to Bother You , which has the inside lane on all other competitors in the U.S. Dramatic category. But why is it the front-runner when all we have are a bunch of brief plot synopses and some cast lists? Because, “In a speculative and dystopian not-too-distant future, black telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success — which propels him into a macabre universe.” The movie, which was written and directed by Boots Riley, also stars Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Steven Yeun, Jermaine Fowler, Armie Hammer, and Omari Hardwick. Our apologies to everyone not involved in the making of Sorry to Bother , and we wish you all the best of luck in January. U.S. Dramatic Competition American Animals (Director and screenwriter: Bart Layton) — The unbelievable but mostly true story of four young men who mistake their lives for a movie and attempt one of the most audacious art heists in U.S. history. Cast: Evan Peters, Barry Keoghan, Blake Jenner, Jared Abrahamson, Ann Dowd, Udo Kier. World premiere. Blaze (Director: Ethan Hawke) — A reimagining of the life and times of Blaze Foley, the unsung songwriting legend of the Texas Outlaw Music movement; he gave up paradise for the sake of a song. Cast: Benjamin Dickey, Alia Shawkat, Josh Hamilton, Charlie Sexton. World premiere. Blindspotting (Director: Carlos Lopez Estrada) — A buddy comedy in a world that won’t let it be one. Cast: … [Read more...] about The 2018 Sundance Lineup Has Been Announced
Khaled Khaled. Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for EA Sports Bowl Music Fest DJ Khaled recruited more besties for another record, Khaled Khaled. His 12th album will feature tracks from Justin Timberlake, Meek Mill, and Justin Bieber. Khaled announced the release Wednesday with a massive Billboard and an all-caps social-media post . “ALBUM 100% DONE!,” they both read. “ITS TIME. I TOLD MY TEAM LETS PUSH THE BUTTON! #KHALEDKHALED THIS FRIDAY APRIL 30TH!” Honestly, respect to this man for finishing an album and dropping it all in a timely manner. Along with the cover, he revealed that his sons, 4-year-old Asahd Khaled and 1-year-old Aalam Khaled, executive-produced the album, explaining the title. The DJ, full name Khaled Khaled himself, has another surprise coming on Thursday. “One last thing, i know we said 100% but maybe we can get it to 101%,” he wrote on Instagram. The 45-year-old teased the album last week with a screenshot of Justins Bieber and Timberlake FaceTiming after they submitted their vocals. On Monday, he announced the album was “99.1% DONE.” “ Khaled Khaled is coming,” he said in a clip with a choir singing behind him. “It’s special. I worked my whole career, I worked my whole life, and I’m just getting started,” he declared. “But to make this album … was … God’s hands all over it. Be great but be grateful. And remember, the light is love and God is love. When it’s dark, be the sun. I am Khaled Khaled, child of God.” Update, 4:15 p.m.: The album is 100.5 percent done. DJ Khaled dropped the track list for Khaled Khaled this afternoon, revealing a long list of Grammy winners. The 13 tracks feature hitmakers Lil Wayne, Jeremih, Lil Baby, Lil Durk, H.E.R., Migos, Post Malone, Megan Thee Stallion, DaBaby, 21 Savage, Bryson Tiller, Roddy Ricch, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, Big Sean, Rick Ross, Puff Daddy, and more. The album includes Khaled’s 2020 singles “Popstar” and “Greece,” featuring Drake . Nas, Jay-Z, and James Fauntleroy … [Read more...] about DJ Khaled’s New Album,
April 09, 2021 - 14:21 BST Sharnaz Shahid Princess Anne reveals 'life will be completely different' without her late father Prince Philip, who has passed away at the age of 99. Princess Anne is grieving the loss of her father, the Duke of Edinburgh , who has died at the age of 99. In a pre-recorded interview with ITV News , the Princess Royal has admitted life will be difficult without him. "Without him, life will be completely different," she said. READ: A closer look at Princess Anne's special bond with her father Prince Philip Loading the player... WATCH: Prince Philip dies aged 99 Of her the late royal's legacy, Prince Anne added: "But from society's perspective he was able to keep pace with the kind of technological changes that have such an impact… but above all that it's not about the technology it's about the people." MORE: Prince Philip obituary: The Duke's incredible life from childhood to duty SEE: Prince Philip's sweetest pictures with his children and grandchildren Anne, 70, then commented on her father's nomadic lifestyle in the early years of his life growing up in Greece. "He had a nomadic lifestyle - which must have been really quite difficult because he was that much younger than his sisters," she added. "The father figure was very intermittent then went and his mother struggled at that stage, so he had friends elsewhere who took him in during the holidays. The Duke of Edinburgh passed away on Friday "He was virtually a refugee as this stage because he had nowhere else to go literally. And that probably why Gordonstoun had such an impact." Speaking about her father's position as Prince consort, Anne said: "It must have evolved quite dramatically from the early stages. I don't think the structure in terms of support to the monarchy was designed to deal with a consort. "Nobody had thought about what he was going to do. And it … [Read more...] about Princess Anne’s heartbreaking tribute to father Prince Philip after his death
This year’s $205,000 consolation prize. Photo: Courtesy of Distinctive Assets Last weekend’s Oscars left us all with a few gifts — Daniel Kaluuya’s homage to sex , Youn Yuh-jung being Youn Yuh-jung , and that clip of Glenn Close dancing to “Da Butt ” — but some of stars went home with literal presents via an “Everybody Wins” gift bag from Distinctive Assets, a company that is unaffiliated with the Academy and in its 19th year of giving. While stars often receive gifts at other awards shows, the Oscars bags tend to attract special attention for their sheer opulence. Forbes estimated that this year’s freebies — which include celebrity-trainer workout sessions, a liposuction procedure, a three-night retreat on a Swedish island, and a card for a commemorative gold NFT of Chadwick Boseman’s head — total $205,000 a bag. For a chance at the exposure that a celebrity’s name can bring (and the annual fascination over what expensive things the rich people got this year), brands pay thousands to donate their products and services if they are chosen to be featured in the bag. While the Academy is no longer involved with the annual gift-giving, that wasn’t always the case. In fact, up until 2006, the organization played a key role in the gift-giving on Hollywood’s biggest night. Here’s the full history of the lavish gifting tradition, including a tax dispute with the IRS, a Bette Midler award loss, a lawsuit over trademark infringement, and a man known as the “Sultan of Swag.” In 1989, Taylor Swift was born, George H.W. Bush was sworn in as the 41st president, and, according to Reuters , the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences was quietly beginning to give out thank-you gifts to the presenters and performers at its annual Oscars awards show. The practice continued for years, becoming increasingly competitive as brands (who were not charged a fee to donate) realized the power of celebrity exposure. One company told the LA Business Journal … [Read more...] about The 2021 Oscars Gift Bag Was Worth $205,000. How Did We Get Here?
April 16, 2021 - 12:20 BST Sophie Hamilton Nigella Lawson has divided her Instagram fans over her liquorice pudding recipe – take a look It's that one ingredient that you either love or hate… liquorice. And now TV cook Nigella Lawson has shared her recipe for a pudding dedicated solely to the divisive ingredient. Personally, I adore liquorice, so this is right up my street. However, Nigella fully understands that such a recipe may not be to everyone's liking – and her fans didn't hold back expressing their views. Nigella wrote: "#RecipeOfTheDay is one very dear to my heart, but it’s a divisive one and will horrify as many as it delights: it’s Liquorice Pudding, in all its sombre beauty." MORE: Aldi has hilarious response to the M&S court case over Colin the Caterpillar cak e Loading the player... WATCH: Royal wedding cakes through the years The chef's intriguing pudding contains Italian liquorice pellets, muscovado sugar and double cream along with milk, cornflour, water and salt. "Liquorice is one of the signature tastes of Italy," writes Nigella. "As this is an ingredient that divides people viscerally, I've made it just for 2, or possibly 1 very greedy liquorice eater..." She adds: "I have expressed my passion for salted caramel elsewhere, but here I must declare my deep, almost deviant, love for salted liquorice." MORE: Victoria Beckham's daily diet revealed: the star's breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks View this post on Instagram A post shared by Nigella (@nigellalawson) So what did her Instagram fans say about the recipe? One fan was on Nigella's side, posting: "Doesn't divide me... I'm 100% behind this delicious treat!" Another said, "Very good Nigella! We Finns can't live without liquorice or salty liquorice, salmiakki as we call it." But, unsurprisingly, there were some staunch anti-liquorice … [Read more...] about Nigella Lawson’s fans divided over new photo – and some will be ‘horrified’