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Emma Watson's 'savage dig' at JK Rowling during BAFTAs over transgender row unveiled
Harry Potter film series which is based on JK Rowling's best-selling novels.The actress has previously made no secret in the past that she disagrees with the billionaire author's views on transgender rights.It comes after the 56-year-old came under fire in early June 2020 for controversial tweets she posted about the transgender community.Rowling retweeted an op-ed piece that discussed “people who menstruate,” apparently taking issue with the fact that the story did not use the word women.The initial tweet garnered a lot of backlash, but Rowling did not relent and stood by her views saying she "loves and respects every trans person" but added that at the same time "my life has been shaped by being female".The author added: "I do not believe it’s hateful to say so.”Her stance has caused fans and stars like Emma, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Eddie Redmayne to speak out against her opinions.Emma took to the stage to present the award of Best Outstanding British Film at the Royal Albert Hall back in March.After she was introduced by host Rebel Wilson, she appeared to make a savage dig at the best-selling author following her controversial comments on transgender women.As Rebel, 42, welcomed Emma to the stage, the Australian actress quipped: "Here to present the next award is Emma Watson.She calls herself a feminist, but we all know she’s a witch."To which Emma replied: "I’m here for ALL the witches."Following her statement, eagle-eyed viewers took to social media at the time to discuss whether or not the actress' comments were aimed at Rowling."Ooooooh Emma Watson throwing so much shade at JK Rowling! This is the drama I needed tonight," quipped on BAFTA viewer."Loving Emma Watson's vibe tonight.
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Joan Collins, 89, 'recovering' after being rushed to hospital in Monaco amid health scare
Page Six, adding that she's still strutting in her famous "six-inch heels".They added that the "pain has been excruciating but fortunately she's dealt with it, and she's OK now."It comes as Joan sparked concern among her fans as she shared a sunny snap from her Monaco trip.The award-winning actress told her fans that she had since been rushed to hospital after having a "trapped nerve" in her leg.She penned: "Enjoying a great day out, one week before I had to go to the Princess Grace Hospital in Monaco for a trapped nerve in my leg."Not fun! But they were great!"#monaco #princessgracehospital #princessgrace #hospital #trappednerve #funinthesun #imonaboat," Joan added at the end of her post.A pinched nerve occurs when excessive pressure is applied to a nerve by the surrounding muscles, bones or cartilage, according to the Mayo Clinic.In the post, the Hollywood actress put on a leggy display in white shorts, teamed with a blue and white shirt.It's not the first time that the Hollywood legend has been rushed to hospital in pain.Dame Joan previously credited pilates for getting her in “the best shape [of] my life”However, three years ago the star told how she was left needing medical assistance after a “clash” in Los Angeles.The Dynasty star said she “didn’t let anybody know” about what happened following her being rushed to hospital.On her pilates woes, Dame Joan commented: “I woke up just screaming in agony in the middle of the night and I was rushed to hospital.”Luckily, Joan told how it was likely an injury she sustained from doing pilates.She said: “It was worse than childbirth, but it was just a pulled muscle.“I didn’t let anybody know.
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Tom Jones sets record straight on cancelled Budapest show as he denies collapsing on stage
Sir Tom Jones, 82, sparked fears over his health after rumours circulated earlier this week that he had collapsed on stage.The legendary singer has now addressed the claims after cancelling his Budapest show over a bout of ill health.He has denied claims he had collapsed following the cancellation of his concert at the MVM Dome.Taking to Instagram yesterday, Sir Tom explained that he had been diagnosed with viral laryngitis and therefore was unable to sing.He went on to reveal that following a doctor’s visit he was ordered to stay in and rest up to fully recover.Sir Tom highlighted that the claim about him collapsing on stage was untrue, as he labeled it “pure rumour”.In the post, the musician typed: "Hello to all concerned: I travelled last night from the UK to Budapest and woke this morning with an uncomfortable throat.“A specialist came to visit and diagnosed 'viral laryngitis'. He strongly advised postponing this evening’s show and prescribed medication and vocal rest."I did NOT 'collapse' anywhere at any time, that is pure rumour.“Hopefully the inflammation will calm soon as I am looking forward to continuing my wonderful summer tour."Sir Tom also apologised for cancelling the show at short notice as he thanked fans for their concern.The show, he added, will still take place in the Hungarian capital in just over a month.He continued: "Unfortunately the show had to be cancelled at the last minute, and for that I am very sorry.“However, the show in Budapest has been rescheduled and will take place on August 16.“Thanks again for all your kind concern.TJ."Fans of the It’s Not Unusual singer rushed to the post’s comments section to send him their well-wishes.Carmencat50 said: “So glad you have taken doctor's advice.
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'Did NOT collapse!' Tom Jones sets record straight after cancelling show over health issue
Tom Jones took to Instagram in the early hours of this morning to address "rumours" that he'd collapsed ahead of a performance in Budapest.The Delilah hitmaker, 82, put any speculation of a collapse to rest and revealed that he was diagnosed with "viral laryngitis", which forced him to cancel the show.In view of his 451,000 followers, Tom clarified that a collapse didn't lead to the performance's cancellation.He wrote: "Hello to all concerned: I travelled last night from the UK to Budapest and woke this morning with an uncomfortable throat."A specialist came to visit and diagnosed 'viral laryngitis'."He strongly advised postponing this evening's show and prescribed medication and vocal rest," he added.The star continued: "I did NOT 'collapse' anywhere at any time, that is pure rumour."Hopefully the inflammation will calm soon as I am looking forward to continuing my wonderful summer tour.""Unfortunately the show had to be cancelled at the last minute, and for that I am very sorry,"However, the show in Budapest has been rescheduled and will take place on August 16.Thanks again for all your kind concern.TJ," he signed off.Following the star's post, his fans were quick to rush to the comments to wish the legend will.Superstar Jennifer Hudson wrote: "Get well tom!!!"Instagram user Evakis2020 penned: "Get well soon sír TJ," alongside three red hearts.Raheela134 commented: "Wishing you well Sir Tom."
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'F**k off' Macy Gray hits back at 'insensitive' threats amid backlash over her trans views
Piers Morgan Uncensored on Monday evening and unleashed her opinion on transgender women in sport.Since Macy's interview, the singer has received countless hate messages, leading her to share her apology online, however, Macy has now taken to Twitter to hit out at her critics.Macy upset many fans on Monday when she was asked by the former Good Morning Britain presenter to describe what a woman is.She replied: "I’d say a human being with boobs."You have to start there. And a vagina! That’s getting confusing."Macy also told the TalkTV host that "just because you change your [body] parts, doesn’t make you a woman, sorry".Macy has since publicly apologised for her actions, however, the award-winning singer has now hit out at the constant criticism.With angst, Macy took to Twitter to unleash her opinion on the matter to her 92,200 followers.She said: "All of you coming on my page, threatening me and calling me names - just becuz i said something you don't agree with - be whatever you wanna be, and fk off." (sic)Many social media users rushed to the comments to share their opinion on the matter.Toolbox1342 said: "This is such a big part of the problem, certainly when it comes to having conversations around the trans community."If you even slightly disagree or have another opinion on a matter you get labeled transphobic and hateful, if you have an audience you get bullied as well."Victoriadivine1 added: "Some people are wiser when they keep their mouths shut."Especially when talking about a very disadvantaged group in society."Brandswinney commented: "You don't deserve threats.
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Joan Collins, 89, looks younger than ever as poses with busty display in shorts on holiday
Hollywood actress sat in the middle of her friends as she sat with her legs crossed looking at the camera.She accompanied the white ensemble with a white Chanel baseball cap and large blue shades.For accessories Joan wore large gold dangle earrings, along with gold bangles and a watch.Joan captioned the picture in view of her 278,000 Instagram followers: "It’s a hard life but some of us got to do it!"With brother Bill & @rene_horsch #hardlife #boat #friends #sainttropez."Many social media users rushed to the comments to compliment the Golden Globe winners stunning appearance.Kentocallaghan said: "Gorgeous as always! Your Brother Bill is looking very well."Jeffreymoorer55 added: "Awesome!! Queen, you look stunning."Ageing like fine wine!"Howardjohncole commented: "Wow Joan! Looking fantastic as always."Joan has been regularly updating her fans with pictures from her holidays, surprising many with her near make-up free selfie last month.She could be seen wearing a large fedora, along with a coral necklace and matching earrings.The actress wore minimal makeup as she sported a dark red lip.She captioned the snap: "I love a #fedora! Best for the #heat and keep the #sun off your face!"Many social media users took to the comments to compliment the star.Tom_boy_toy said: "Beautiful, eternally Fabulous as always."Princess_lynzels added: "You have still got it Joan!"Christine_anne_garstin commented: "They were invented for you Joan.
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‘Let’s get it straight, they left me!' Eamonn Holmes slams ITV and boycotts This Morning
Eamonn Holmes, 62, has doubled down on his claims ITV lied about his exit from This Morning.The presenter, who now works for GB News, has revealed he’s also no longer able to watch his old show as it would be “too sensitive” for him. Six months ago, Eamonn left This Morning after regularly hosting the daytime TV show for 15 years. Eamonn and his wife Ruth Langsford, who was also his presenting partner, were replaced in their regular Friday slot by Alison Hamonnd and Dermot O’Leary during lockdown. When he was asked whether he still watches This Morning in a recent interview, Eamonn revealed he doesn’t tune in any more.According to the journalist, fans often approach him in the street to ask why he and Ruth are not still presenting the show. Asked if he still ever flicks across to This Morning, Eamonn confirmed: “It would be too... sensitive. “I mean, I spend every day going out on the street and people saying, ‘Why are you and Ruth not on any more?’” he told the Mirror.The presenter also claimed he was frustrated at not being informed about why he was allegedly let go from ITV, insisting that he did not quit the broadcaster to work at GB News.“I wish somebody would show me the email or the letter or that I was sent to say, ‘Eamonn, this is why this is coming to an end’,” he explained. “But to tell lies, that I left them to go to GB News...I didn’t – they left me.
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'Means so much' Chrishell Stause thanks fans for embracing her sexuality at MTV Awards
The real estate agent expressed her gratitude to voters for naming her the winner, even after her split from Jason Oppenheim. Since then, Chrishell has moved on with non-binary singer, G Flip. Chrishell hinted that she was concerned her new relationship with the 27-year-old Australian may have lost her vital support. She said on stage: “The fact that this was voted on after [the relationship came out] means so much to me because I wasn't sure how that was going to go”. It came at the end of her monologue, after the star credited her show co-stars and its creator, Adam DiVello. She added: “And just really quick, I know I got this nomination before I had said anything about my sexuality.“I'm not trying to get really deep with you guys."But the fact that this was voted on after means so much to me because I wasn't sure, you know, how that was going to go.“Thank you so much, I appreciate it!” Before taking to the stage, Chrishell was seen sharing a kiss with G Flip, then turned to hug her ex-boyfriend Jason. The reality TV star also brought up her sexual orientation at a later point in the show.While introducing a preview clip of the next Selling Sunset spinoff show alongside Netflix costar Emma Hernan, she quipped playfully at her new relationship.“Any top real estate agent knows that you always need to be expanding your sexuality.“I’m sorry, your territory.Sorry,” she said to a round of laughter from the audience. It follows the revelations she made in an Instagram post about her dating life in May. She shared a four-minute clip explaining she was attracted to “masculine energy” regardless of the form it took. Despite being open about their newfound love, Chrishell and G Flip decided not to make their red carpet debut
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'Absolutely gutted' Loose Women's Brenda Edwards to replace Gemma Collins in Chicago
Loose Women panelist has left many excited fans over the moon after it was announced that she would be replacing Gemma Collins in the upcoming Chicago tour.TOWIE star Gemma was set to play Mama Morton in the production, but has reportedly suffered a knee injury, leaving her forced to pull out.She was supposed to be making her debut with the musical at Sunderland Empire this month.However, hope was not lost after it was announced today that Brenda will be taking over from June 2.Brenda has a background in musicals and has even played the role before, making her West End debut playing the matron of the women's ward at Cook County Jail in 2007.The Loose Women panellist has also appeared in Hairspray, Carousel and We Will Rock You.She will star alongside Lee Mead, Faye Brookes, Djalenga Scott, Jamie Baughan and BE Wong.Brenda will be part of the production till July 23 with dates at Cardiff New Theatre, Winter Gardens Blackpool, Sheffield Lyceum Theatre, Norwich Theatre Royal and New Theatre Oxford.The news of Brenda's latest career moves comes after the devastating loss of her music mogul son, Jamal, earlier this year.Jamal died from a heart attack at just 31 on February 20, with his heartbroken mother there holding his hands in his final moments.The presenter revealed on her return to Loose Women the little comfort she has from being with her son as he took his last breaths.Recalling the evening of Jamal’s death, she said: "I was with him. His sister was with us.
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Rachel Riley claims JK Rowling’s trans views attacked due to her defence of Jews
Rachel Riley made her controversial comments after JK Rowling caused a social media storm by arguing that those who are biologically female and who have periods should be referred to as "women" and not "people who menstruate".The latter term was adopted by some to be more gender-inclusive to those who are trans, non-binary or gender non-conforming.Rachel, who was recently involved in an explosive libel case against one of Jeremy Corbyn's former aides in court, has claimed opinions on anti-semitism are at the heart of the trans debate."I think a lot of the attacks on JK Rowling are really because she spoke out for Jews and against Jeremy Corbyn and antisemitism," Rachel declared.Also discussing the Harry Potter author's philanthropic work, Riley defended: “She has made a real difference to the world.However, the Countdown star exclaimed: "[Just saying] this will get us both cancelled.”The trans debate has also focused on the use of the term "birthing people", which was introduced by a Brighton and Sussex Hospital Trust as an addition to "pregnant women" - something JK Rowling and fellow activists feel strongly about.Rachel had already experienced what she described as cancel culture when she sued a former aide of Labour politician Jeremy Corbyn for libel.Laura Murray had made a controversial tweet about her comments which Rachel claimed led to a campaign to have ousted from Countdown and cancelled.Rachel, who has been vocal in the past about troll attacks directed at her, says she received a barrage of "abuse" after commenting on eggs being thrown at Corbyn.The former leader of the Labour Party had been visiting a mosque in Finsbury Park, North London when he'd been pelted with eggs by a Brexit supporter back in
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Katie Piper speaks out on life after horror acid attack in Pride of Britain podcast
"We have all got it in our core, but we usually don’t tap into it until that’s the only choice we have left."At first Katie believed her ex-boyfriend had successfully sabotaged her modelling career, due to the impact the attack had on her appearance.However, she went on to have a successful career in the public eye, continuing to model and present on television, after harnessing her own self-belief."I do believe sometimes in life that the only answer is within you," she insisted."The only person that can make your life really bloody brilliant is yourself.”All of her self-belief paid off, as she was able to help those who had suffered similar incidents to make a physical and emotional recovery.Earlier this year, she received her honour from the Queen and issued a statement on her foundation website about the milestone and how far it meant she had come."This is without doubt, one of the happiest times of my life," she wrote after receiving it."I am so honoured to be recognised on the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list for services to charity and survivors of burns."She added: "I’m very proud to say that we’ve helped and rehabilitated thousands of survivors of burns and people with scars from traumatic incidents, with their physical and mental recovery."Funded purely by voluntary donations, we launched and founded the UK’s first and only live-in rehabilitation centre so that having a brighter future after burns can be for the majority, and not the minority of survivors.Offering a heart-rending message of support, Katie continued: "The charity and the honour is in my name, but so many survivors are at the heart of it all."This OBE is ALL of us.Thank you for following, supporting and joining my life’s journey.”Katie will now
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JK Rowling accused of 'stirring hate' by Lesbian Visibility Week founder after tweet
Harry Potter author JK Rowling has faced backlash from LGBT+ campaigner and founder of Lesbian Visibility Week Linda Riley after sending out a tweet today.The writer has previously been criticised by LGBT+ groups and fans of her books about the wizarding world for her views on transgender rights. This morning, Rowling sent out a tweet to her 13.9 million followers, sharing a picture of her friend Allison Bailey marching for lesbian, gay and bisexual rights in San Fransisco back in 1991. She captioned the photo: “Lesbian Visibility Week starts today in the UK. “A good moment to salute the resilience and courage of my inspirational friend.”She then added the hashtag #IStandWithAllisonBailey in solidarity with the barrister.   Bailey is a divisive figure within the LGBT+ community due to her stance on trans issues.The lawyer describes herself as a “lifelong campaigner for racial equality, lesbian, gay, and bisexual rights”.She is currently suing the LGBT+ charity Stonewall on the grounds of discrimination, claiming the organisation is “policing free speech via its Diversity Champions scheme”.Soon after Rowling had tweeted out the image, Riley, founder of Lesbian Visibility Week, appeared to be angered by its contents.In view of her 76,600 Twitter followers she penned: “Wow! I certainly did not create #LesbianVisibilityWeek so that people like @jk_rowling could use it as a vehicle to stir up more hate within our community.  “This is a perfect example of #HowNotToBeAnAlly.”She also added the hashtags #IStandWithStonewall and #LWithTheT, which indicates the lesbian community standing in solidarity with the transgender community. The comments section under Riley’s post seemed to be split on her response to Rowling’s
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Piers Morgan defends JK Rowling and insists 'she'll survive' cancel culture amid trans row
Piers Morgan has defended Harry Potter author JK Rowling, insisting "she'll survive" the attempts to cancel her following her remarks surrounding transgender issues and the definition of women.The former Life Stories host, 57, was speaking during the press launch of his new TalkTV show, Uncensored, when he insisted that like himself and his TalkTV colleague Sharon Osbourne, the Harry Potter author will survive being a victim of cancel culture.When asked to address the difference between holding someone to account and calling for them to be cancelled, the outspoken TV star was quick to clarify the two.Piers said: "You can hold people to vigorous account, you can be severely critical of people, I'm like that all the time."I write very critical columns of people."I don't call for them to be cancelled."I don't call for their lives to be ruined and then to be basically disintegrated in front of our very eyes," he added.Piers explained: "That is cancelled culture and it's getting worse and worse and worse, and people like Sharon and I will survive."JK Rowling, she'll survive the most appalling abuse and attempts to cancel her for having an opinion that she stands up for women's rights."It's appalling what happened to her, but we know where this line is," he said to Huffington Post and other publications.Earlier this this year, Piers put aside his feud with the author to defend the "cancelled" star amid the transgender row.Piers branded the treatment of the author "an absolute disgrace" amid the backlash she is facing for airing her views on the on sex and gender.He looked to the issue of the US transgender swimmer, Lia Thomas, who is set to become a world champion after having joined the women's team, as an example.The swimmer
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'I've grown with it!' Holly Willoughby sets record straight on This Morning exit rumours
Holly Willoughby is a hit on This Morning - and she has confirmed that, in spite of the rumours, she has no intention of leaving the show behind.She has clarified: "I love the show, I've grown with it!"Holly contradicted the speculation, which mounted after she took on new BBC project Freeze the Fear with Wim Hof, by continuing: "I've been there 13 years and I'm not going anywhere."She has also added that she feels "incredibly grateful" for the presenting gigs she has landed over the years, admitting that despite her huge success, she sometimes still suffers from "imposter syndrome".The Brighton-born beauty is now influencing millions, with the outfits she wears on This Morning often selling out within hours of her appearing in them.However, she has also been an inspiration to the world in another way - for conquering her dyslexia and going on to achieve her dreams as a presenter.She recalls struggling with painful shyness in her school days due to the condition, and admits that when she tried her hand at a political interview, quizzing ex-Prime Minister Gordon Brown, she struggled.She recalled of the script: "I was saying words I didn't even understand, mangling up sentences and completely floundering. I was awful."Various critics had said, 'She'll be OK with the fluffy fashion pieces but how will she do a serious political interview?' And they were right...
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Emma Watson and JK Rowling 'rift' claim 'rejected' by Harry Potter co-star amid trans row
Harry Potter creator JK Rowling and the cast, including Hermione Granger actress Emma Watson, following the author's vocal stance on trans issues. Additionally, Emma appeared to snub the author at the BAFTA Awards earlier this year, after she said that she is "here for all the witches" while presenting an award at the event, seemingly in reference to Rowling's criticism of Labour Leader Keir Starmer saying "trans women are women".It comes after Rowling faced backlash after taking to Twitter two years ago to mock an article which used the phrase, "people who menstruate" instead of "women".Additionally, last year celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Harry Potter franchise's first installment.And while many cast and crew members were invited back to film scenes for the one-off taping, JK was nowhere to be seen.Instead, she appeared in archived clips taken from previous interviews as fans rushed to social media, under the impression JK had been snubbed from the reunion.Appearing on GB News earlier this year, Evanna attempted to dispel rumours of a rift between the cast and the creator of the wizarding world.The Luna Lovegood actress said: "I think there's things we don't all agree with and don't understand."The star went on to insist that despite a difference of opinion, they all respect each other.She continued: "I've talked to all the cast, they all have great respect for her even if they don't agree with her beliefs."I really strongly disagree with the narrative that there's a rift," she added.The star went on: "She has her beliefs and she's doing her thing.
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'Virtue-signalling insanity' Piers Morgan on ruling over transgender cyclist Emily Bridges
Piers Morgan, who has been campaigning against transgender people competing in women's sport for years, took to Twitter in celebration."Finally, a ray of common sense shines up from the virtue-signalling insanity," he wrote jubilantly in view of almost eight million followers.If she had taken part, 21-year-old Emily would have been up against some formidable competition, including five-times Olympic champion Laura Kenny.However it is believed that those who were assigned male at birth face physical advantages against those who were born female, including levels of the hormone testosterone.Although the hormone is present in both males and females, it is men who have significantly higher amounts of it - and the substance, which promotes the building of muscle, is one of the factors in men having an athletic advantage.The Union Cycliste Internationale requires their contestants to have had testosterone levels that are below five nanomoles per litre for at least a year prior to competing.However the association has confirmed that Emily does not meet the criteria and British Cycling subsequently issued a statement to say so.It read: "We have now been informed by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) that under their current guidelines Emily is not eligible to participate in this event."Piers had earlier hit out over the victory of transgender swimmer Lia Thomas in the 500-yard freestyle swimming contest in the USA's NCAA Championships, deeming it "unfair".World Athletics President Lord Sebastian Coe has taken the same stance as Piers, arguing in his professional capacity that decisions to allow transgender athletes and sportspeople to compete is placing the "integrity" of women's sport under threat.He has insisted that
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Lily Collins laments 'end of an era' after watching dad Phil Collins' Genesis farewell
Phil Collins, 71, on social media as the legendary musician played his last show with Genesis. Fans of the Emily In Paris star were able to see a glimpse of the London show backstage after she uploaded some pictures from the O2 Arena.Lily, who boasts a huge 26 million followers on Instagram, hailed the performance as “the memory of a lifetime” as she thanked the rock band for “the memories''.The carousel featured a series of pictures and videos of the show, as well as two snaps of the actress sitting on top of a storage box branded “Genesis”.Lily captioned the post: ‘Tonite marks the end of an era.“To have witnessed this last show was truly the memory of a lifetime and an event I shall hold in my heart forever.“Endlessly grateful doesn’t begin to do it justice.“So much love was left on that O2 stage and an even bigger amount shared between an audience who didn’t want it to end.” (sic)Lily concluded: “Thank you @genesis_band for the memories, thank you dad for being such an inspiration and thank you @nic_collins for making me the proudest sister there is.“50 years of songs later and still generations more to celebrate you long after this tour has finished…”Fans of the musician replied to Lily’s lengthy statement by also gushing over the musician’s legacy.Collinandchase penned: “Your father will always be my forever musician of all!“To the point where my oldest son was named after him!!“So happy I was able to go to his concert in Long Island late last year!! He will always be the BEST!!!”Dino.massimo typed: “Thank you Phil for the last ~30 Years in my Life.“I will carry so many memories with me!”Michaelwoloszynowicz said: “One of the great bands in the world.
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Piers Morgan puts aside JK Rowling feud to defend 'cancelled' star amid transgender row
Piers Morgan has said he's put aside his feud with Harry Potter author JK Rowling to defend her amid the ongoing transgender row she's embroiled in.The TV personality, 56, branded the treatment of the author "an absolute disgrace" amid the backlash she is facing for airing her views on the on sex and gender publicly.Piers addressed the topic of the US transgender swimmer, Lia Thomas, who is set to become a "world-beating superstar" after having joined the women's team.He wrote that the swimmer previously competed unsuccessfully on the University of Pennsylvania men's team.Piers branded the move "grotesquely unfair" in a new column but added that anyone who criticises the move is immediately branded "transphobic".The star wrote that he "unequivocally" the rights of trans people to equality and fairness but added that Thomas had a "massive biological advantage" over her competitors.Piers went on to write that defenders of women's rights are frequently subjected to "the intolerant cancel culture mob", claiming that they try to "destroy careers and lives" for the cause.The former Life Stories host looked to the case of Rowling as an example who has received death threats over the matter on Twitter.Yesterday, the best-selling author hit back at Russian president Vladimir Putin, who compared the cancellation of the Harry Potter author to the sanctions placed upon Russia for invading Ukraine.In a speech, Putin said: "They cancelled Joanne Rowling recently, the children’s author, her books are published all over the world - just because she didn’t satisfy the demands of gender rights."They are now trying to cancel our country.
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JK Rowling slammed for mocking typo about 'virtue signalling' after homophobic killing
Harry Potter author JK Rowling has been slammed after she mocked a typo issued by South Wales police official Twitter account following a homophobic killing in Cardiff last year.The best-selling children's author, 56, mocked the police department which saw them mistake virtue signalling for "virtual signalling" in error.In view of her 13.9 million Twitter followers, Rowling pointed out the error in a recent tweet, which was met with fury from social media users."Like virtue signalling, but for people who aren’t really a***d."The author's post comes after the Welsh police department shared their LGBT+ outreach efforts near the site of a homophobic hate crime.Following Rowling's post, social media users flocked to the comments to weigh in on her tweet.@gracepetrie replied: "I don’t want to assume that this tweet is as badly motivated as it seems, so could you clarify that you’re not actually mocking the police for promoting the safety of the LGBT community in an area where a man was recently homophobically murdered."@AlGordon1980 added: "As a writer, do you do any research or is it just whatever falls out of your head first?"However, @RyanSpires8 fired back: "And how would she have known about the link to the Bute Park incident from the initial tweet? She was responding to it at face value like most of us do! As always people are using 'reaching' techniques to concoct faux outrage." (sic)While @CeilNoyle replied to the author: "Not that you'll care, and not that anyone should have to justify anything to you, but here's the context.""Virtual signalling.
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Joan Collins praised by Catherine Zeta Jones as she aims savage dig at the Kardashians
Fans were quick to comment on Joan’s post and send their well wishes.Among them was Catherine Zeta Jones. The actress wrote: “I dare you!!!!!!” Missfamenyc also said: “Yessss.”Stacey_Garvey31 penned: “The kartrashians don’t even come near your league QUEEN!”Alongside four flame emojis, Victoriasmurfit wrote: “Amen.”Joan is an actress best known for her roles as provocative female characters, most notably as manipulative seductress Alexis Carrington in soap opera Dynasty. In December, Joan spoke up about her feelings during the first COVID-19 lockdown. She explained that she felt there was nothing she could do as she addressed her weight gain over the course of the pandemic. Joan spent the first few months of the lockdown in London.Following the easing of travel restrictions, she moved house with husband Percy Gibson. She said she became frustrated with the intense restrictions, and decided to move to her home in the South of France instead.Speaking to the Daily Mail in December, the actress said: "I found London difficult because I felt like I was in jail, not knowing when I was going to get out.”She admitted that at first, she spent a "ridiculous" amount of time watching TV and added that she gained weight as a result of excessive eating and sitting down.Joan continued: "Of course I was [in tracksuits] weren’t we all?“I gained about half a stone.“I was eating as much as possible because aside from drinking bottles of wine and polishing off chocolates – what else was there to do?"
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'Quite traumatic' The Apprentice star Ryan-Mark says coming out as gay caused family rift
The Apprentice star Ryan-Mark Parsons has revealed how coming out as gay caused a rift with his family, admitting that he hasn't heard from them in "two years".The youngest-ever Apprentice contestant, 21, who is appearing on Celebs Go Dating soon in a bid to find love, made the revelation in a new interview, branding the incident as "traumatic" and he has since shared the impact it had on his relationship with his family.The star claims that his family found out about his sexuality after gossip between his Apprentice co-stars got back to them before he had a chance to break the news.Ryan-Mark realised he was gay when he was 15 but hadn't confided in his family, only close friends.However, he admitted to telling his Apprentice co-stars in 2019, when he appeared on the show, before claiming that one of them "leaked" the news.Speaking about the incident, he said: "The whole thing left me feeling despondent, deflated and it left me and my family traumatised.”It was only when the show aired later that year, that Ryan-Mark realised that his family had found out about his sexuality.Describing a phone call with his mum, the star said he "could just tell something was wrong".He explained: "She was distant and was giving me short answers."We are so close and I quickly realised that what I had said in confidence on the show had filtered out through social media to my family."They knew I was gay before I had a chance to tell them on my own terms," he added.Addressing the situation, Ryan-Mark told how he didn't deny his sexuality to his "staunch Roman Catholic" family, branding it a "traumatic" experience.He believed that his family was "in shock" after hearing the news secondhand, before adding that his mum was at first "in
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'Well done!' David Beckham beams with pride over son Brooklyn's new career move
David Beckham, 46, shares Brooklyn, 22, Romeo, 19, Cruz, 16, and Harper Seven, 10, with his wife Victoria Beckham, 47.The former professional footballer has taken to Instagram to share praise over his oldest Brooklyn's latest career move as he featured on The Late Late Show with James Corden.In view of his 71 million followers, David shared a picture to his Instagram story of his son Brooklyn with James on his show.He captioned the picture: "Well done Bust! So funny! @latelateshow @j_corden."Brooklyn went on the show last night to talk to host James about his family and his wife-to-be Nicola Peltz.On the show James and Brooklyn battled out to see who could cook the best steak.James struggled to keep up with the new chef's skills, with the pair talking about their plans for Valentine's Day.He said to Brooklyn: "So Valentine's Day is coming up Brooklyn, what are you going to cook for that, what's on the menu?"Brooklyn replied: "Whatever she wants."The pair also discussed his father's favourite dish to cook which wasn't sausages and mash.He said: "He loves risotto, he loves cooking risotto."Brooklyn currently resides in America with his partner Nicola Ann Peltz as they prepare for their wedding.It was revealed earlier this month that Snoop Dogg had bagged an invite to the wedding.Speaking to The Mirror, he said: "David has been my boy for over ten years now and I am tight with his family."Brooklyn's wedding is going to be a big affair and my gift to him and his wife-to-be is I will come down and do a set for them on their big day."There has been constant good news for Victoria and David at the moment regarding their children, as Romeo recently received a sponsorship deal with Puma.Romeo made his debut as the newest face of
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