That Keanu Reeves ‘Lonely Guy’ Interview Never Happened, Rep Says

Keanu Reeves, Internet heartthrob and the been picked up the internet. But a rep for Reeves told HuffPost that the entire story is “fabricated.”  Star2.com, which claims to have asked Reeves what “romantic love meant to him.”  The fake questions and answer.  “I don’t concern myself with it that much. I’m an actor, so in terms of what you’re asking about, I have no answer,” he’s quoted as saying.  “This interview did not happen,” the spokeswoman said. “This was pieced together from several interviews and the majority of these questions were not asked nor answered. They are fabricated.”  That didn’t stop people on Twitter from swooning over the fake quotes and saying they’d gladly date Reeves:  she still has feelings …

Diversity? Aftercare? How Love Island has changed

“When I was on Love Island, there was a lot about me being the only dark skinned girl but it didn’t really faze me much,” Samira Mighty, one of last year’s contestants, tells the Victoria Derbyshire show. “I think it would be great to see a lot more races in there… also you have got to remember they’ve got a show to make. They will pick personalities.” Perhaps more notably, the show also appears to have taken steps towards more body diversity. Iranian Instagram star Anna Vikili has a noticeably curvier frame than her fellow contestants. Image copyright ITV Image caption Caroline Flack says headlines surrounding the show’s aftercare made her “really angry” Other romance-based shows, such as as First …

Martha Plimpton: I am terrified for the women of my country

The former teen star on being born into an acting dynasty, her anger at the abortion ban in Alabama and the trouble with American cinema Sweat at the Donmar Warehouse, a searingly topical play by Lynn Nottage that examines the deep-rooted discontent and anxiety that helped put Donald Trump in the White House. Sweat transfers to the West End next week. Would you like to see more working-class stories like Sweat on our stages and screens?Absolutely. One of the things I love about the play is its about people whose stories we dont usually hear or see. What is so compelling is how very human and universal the feelings are that Lynn is writing about. Its more than just a …

‘I wouldn’t be the refugee, I’d be the girl who kicked ass’: how taekwondo made me

The long read: When she arrived in the US as a 10-year-old refugee, Dina Nayeri found it hard to fit in. But that all changed when she hatched a plan to get into Harvard by becoming a taekwondo champion When I was 13, three years after arriving in the US with my mother and brother, I devised a plan to get into the Ivy League. I was a refugee kid with no money and I lived in Iran, she had done horse-riding and tennis. But then the revolution happened, and her sporty body was draped and forgotten. Banned from public exercise, she took to pounding her ass against walls to get that chic, saddle-flattened effect of the late 70s. Sometimes …

‘Giving up booze helped me buy my house’

‘I’m done here’ “I wasn’t very happy – I was drinking a lot, going out a lot and not having the best time,” said Ms McAllister. “I hated how I felt the next day. “I hated the times I drank a lot and couldn’t remember anything. “Nights that started well, all dressed up and surrounded by my best friends would end in an argument, regrettable texts or a blackout not remembering how I got home.” Image copyright Laurie McAllister Image caption Laurie McAllister five days after going teetotal in December 2016 That day, she launched her blog Girl and Tonic, and wrote about the challenge of remembering she did not need to drink to have fun. Stopping drinking gave her …

Kevin Spacey in surprise appearance at sexual assault case hearing

Spacey, 59, accused of groping young man in Nantucket bar in 2016 and faces up to two and a half years in jail if convicted Wearing a gray suit and glasses, Kevin Spacey appeared on Monday at a Massachusetts courthouse where a judge was set to hold a hearing in the case accusing the disgraced actor of groping a young man at a Nantucket bar in 2016. Spaceys appearance was a surprise as he was not required to attend the hearing and has stayed away from the courthouse except for a brief hearing in January, which he also tried to avoid. The 59-year-old former House of Cards actor, who has pleaded not guilty to a charge of indecent assault and …

D-Day landmarks listed for 75th anniversary

Image copyright Steven Baker Image caption Replica landing craft installations in Braunton Burrrows, Devon “As we commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, it is right that we continue to honour the memory of those who fought for peace in one of the decisive moments of the Second World War,” Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright said. Image copyright Paul Pettitt Image caption Seven Army tanks lost during a D-Day rehearsal off Studland Beach in Dorset will be listed “Evidence of D-Day planning, rehearsal and the actual operation is all around us, on our coastline and in our waters, helping to tell the D-Day story,” said Duncan Wilson, chief executive of Historic England. “These tanks, armoured bulldozers, Mulberry harbour components and concrete training …

Does Twitter Even Know How to Tweet?

Franz Reichelt, the Flying Taylor, leapt from the Eiffel Tower on February 4, 1912, expecting his homemade parachute to do its job. Nobody actually thought he would jump. To secure deck access, Reichelt had assured Parisian police that he would be sending a dummy over the edge. When the chute failed to fill, it was very much a real person who hit the ground. The French press immediately seized upon Reichelt as a morality tale—the foolish Icarian inventor who disregarded warnings and became the broken embodiment of the cost of moving too fast. The modern-day Reichelt is not a man, but a corporation: Twitter. The social media platform is, as everyone has said innumerable times, deeply flawed, yet it blithely …

A Budding Movement Is Helping Progressive Asian American Christians Feel Less Lonely

“Having a place where all of the things that made me weird in the rest of my life were normal was completely life-changing,” Lin recalled. Like many progressive Asian American Christians today, Lin felt she was being forced to choose between theology and community. This quandary swirled through her head in late 2016, as she observed the presidential election and the betrayal that many Asian American evangelicals felt as they watched their white co-religionists vote in droves for Donald Trump. She wondered if there were others like her, people who wanted a space where they could be progressive, Asian American, and Christian. “I know you’re out there, and I wish we all could meet somehow,” Lin wrote in an article published on …

Jennifer Hudson Blows Crowd Away In Surprise Performance Honoring Aretha Franklin

Jennifer Hudson Aretha Franklin with her performance of “Amazing Grace.” shared her excitement to honor Franklin, who was posthumously awarded the Pulitzer Prize Special Citation honor in April.  Hudson, who is slated to portray Franklin in a “I looked up and I thought, ‘You know what, it’s like Aretha’s spirit is in me. She She continued, “I got here in time, five minutes early to sing, because I wasn’t going to miss it. Honey I said, ‘If I got to walk, if I got to crawl, I’m going to get there.’ And here I am — so it’s in my heart.” Hudson’s performance of song “Amazing Grace” was a tribute to Franklin’s acclaimed 1972 live gospel album of the same …

Fingerprints On Ancient Pottery Reveals Changing Gender Roles In Division Of Labor

Pre-literate ancient societies seldom left us with much evidence of gender roles, but one team of researchers have found an innovative way to study the prehistoric division of labor. They’ve used prints left by potters’ fingers to show the ratio of men and women in this important trade shifted with time, challenging the idea that men’s and women’s work was fairly fixed in pre-industrial societies. Usually when scientists refer to “finding a fingerprint”, they mean it metaphorically, unless they are in forensics. However, Dr John Kanter of the University of North Florida has used actual fingerprints on 1,000-year-old pottery from America’s south-western Ancestral Puebloan community, an ancient Native American culture, to determine who the potters were. Naturally, we can’t match prints …

In Trump Era, Pentagon Chief Calls Military Last U.S. Institution Working, Woodward Says

Pentagon’s Donald Trump, complained that the military was the “only institution in America that’s working,” the Washington Post associate editor said in an interview. available on Luminary) with Barack Obama. (The podcast is now available on Luminary.) He reminded listeners that presidents can “essentially start wars all on their own,” which is a particular fear when the president is a “walking example of violating norms.” “If you look at it, what Trump has done — and you can draw a straight line from Nixon to Trump — Trump has legitimized hate, and he has said it is acceptable in American politics,” said Woodward (beginning at 38:20). The former Watergate reporter accused Trump of outrageous remarks, including encouraging violence, that would be …

Don Lemon Cant Stop Laughing At Irony Of Steve Kings Latest Racist Comments

Don Lemon totally lost it laughing while dissecting racist Rep. The host of “CNN Tonight” couldn’t quite believe King’s King fired back: Lemon said King doesn’t “know he’s being racist.” “It’s like, yep, that’s exactly what it is, being afraid of other cultures, yep, and feeling like you have to be better no matter what,” he added. “That’s the working definition of white supremacy.” He later aired a montage of King’s past racist remarks. It left Lemon in a fit of laughter and Bell resting his head in disbelief on the desk. Check out the clip here: RELATED COVERAGE Pelosi Torches Trump's New Immigration Plan With Melania Dig Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Reveals Chilling Morning Ritual In Face Of Death Threats Fox …

Catholic Bishop gets roasted for hypocritical anti-LGBTQ tweet during Pride Month

Rhode Island Catholic Bishop Thomas Tobin tweeted out a message to Catholics, warning them the dangers of Pride events, especially for children. The tweet quickly backfired. “A reminder that Catholics should not support or attend LGBTQ ‘Pride Month’ events held in June,” Tobin wrote. “They promote a culture and encourage activities that are contrary to Catholic faith and morals. They are especially harmful for children.” A reminder that Catholics should not support or attend LGBTQ Pride Month events held in June. They promote a culture and encourage activities that are contrary to Catholic faith and morals. They are especially harmful for children. — Bishop Thomas Tobin (@ThomasJTobin1) June 1, 2019 People were quick to point out the hypocrisy in the …

11 people killed in Virginia Beach mass shooting, several others injured. ‘Thoughts and prayers’ are not enough.

BREAKING: A shooting at a Virginia Beach municipal center has resulted in “multiple injuries,” police say, adding that a suspect is in custody. https://t.co/7jwIX0PVHe — The Associated Press (@AP) May 31, 2019 A mass-shooting in Virginia Beach has left 11 people dead and many other injured.  According to the Washington Post, a longtime municipal employee opened fire in a public works building before being killed by police who exchanged gunfire with the assailant. One officer is among the wounded. Police Chief Kames A. Cervera said that his life was saved by his protective vest as he was hit by the gunman who “fired indiscriminately” throughout the building. “This is the most devastating day in the history of Virginia Beach.” said …

China’s tech workers burn out mentally and physically in the ‘996’ rat race

Beijing (CNN)Wang Shichang works 12 hours a day, often for six days a week. The newlywed is so busy he says he barely has time for his wife. The topic has prompted heated debate on social media, with many tech tycoons and entrepreneurs weighing on the merits of long and stressful working hours. Jack Ma, founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba and one of China’s richest men, drew criticism earlier this year after he endorsed long work hours, calling them “a blessing.” Wang doesn’t agree with Ma — and he’s not the only one. Many others have been voicing their complaints on Github, an online forum known in the tech world for code-sharing. They also share “anti-996” memes that poke fun …