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  • George Clooney‬, ‪Amal Clooney‬, ‪David Letterman‬, ‪My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman‬‬

    George Clooney, the man who so many believed could by no means get married and in no way have youngsters; just unfolded to gush about both Amal Clooney and the twins they have got collectively. The actor lately made an appearance on David letterman's Netflix display, my next guest needs no advent, to speak about his early life in Kentucky, his activism, and his wife of three-plus years, human rights legal professional Amal Clooney.


    Letterman requested Clooney to give an explanation for the very lucky way he and his wife met whilst he changed into at his home on Lake Como in Italy. "It’s the wildest component. A mutual pal of ours said, 'I’m stopping by using and can i deliver my friend?' and i used to be like, 'of path," Clooney said. "And I was given a call from my agent, who known as me and stated, 'i met this girl who's coming to your own home who you're going to marry.'"


    Effortlessly, Clooney’s parents had been touring, so that they met Amal at the same time as Clooney.


    They stayed up all night talking before exchanging e mail addresses. After that, Clooney might write to Amal from the attitude of his dog Einstein, requesting her law understanding by way of announcing things like, "I’m being held hostage, and i want a legal professional to get me out of this room." (Corny, but very adorable.)


    In an attempt to impress her, Clooney invited Amal to Abbey Street in which he was recording a soundtrack for a film. "[It's] a groovy aspect, you’ve got a hundred and fifty-piece orchestra and i thought, ‘if you’re ever going to electrify anyone…’” however she become in a meeting with a collection that allegedly has ties to terrorism. “So she left this assembly… and we’re right here simply doing a dumb film score.”


    Clooney went on to speak about his spouse's primary accomplishments as a lawyer, mentioning that she's one of the first so that it will carry isis to courtroom.


    "She is this awesome man or women and now mother, which is something i think you ought to assume she might be super at as well," he stated. "Whilst you see it in character, it makes you sense notably proud and also exceptionally small."


    Letterman requested about Clooney’s enjoying as a brand new father to twins Ella and alexander, announcing, "The cause of your life is now not you."


    "I’ve to say that before i had the twins, i felt that way approximately her," Clooney defined, relating to Amal. "i felt that i had met someone who i would sincerely trade my lifestyles for. I'd met a person that her life supposed extra to me than my existence. And I’d never had that enjoy before."

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  • Turner Prize winner to be announced

    Josephine PrydeImage copyrightJOE HUMPHRYS/TATE PHOTOGRAPHYImage captionJosephine Pryde's work includes New Media Express (Baby Wants to Ride)

    The winner of the £25,000 Turner Prize is to be announced at a ceremony in London later.

    Artists Anthea Hamilton, Michael Dean, Helen Marten and Josephine Pryde are all in the running for the honour.

    The prestigious prize is awarded to a British artist, under the age of 50, considered to have put on the best exhibition of the last 12 months.

    Its stated aim is to "promote public debate around new developments in contemporary art".

    The awards ceremony will take place at Tate Britain, and will be broadcast live on the BBC.

    Anthea HamiltonImage copyrightJOE HUMPHRYSImage captionAnthea Hamilton's work has been nominated for work combining surrealism, comedy and sexual imagery

    Hamilton has been included for her work that focuses on fetishism, while sculptor Dean was chosen for pieces made from salvaged materials.

    Helen MartenImage copyrightJOE HUMPHRYSImage captionHelen Marten's work "creates poetic, pictorial puzzles", the Tate said

    Painter and sculptor Marten's art is described as "slippery and elusive" and Pryde's work shows a fascination between art and photography.

    Marten won the first Hepworth Prize for Sculpture recently, and pledged to share the £30,000 award with her fellow nominees.

    Michael DeanImage copyrightJOE HUMPHRYSImage captionMichael Dean's work is made from "aesthetically-overlooked materials"

    The jury is chaired by Alex Farquharson, director of Tate Britain.

    Last year's prize was won by design collective Assemble for a regeneration scheme for derelict houses in Liverpool.

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  • David Bowie up for BBC Music British Artist award

    David Bowie in 2002Image captionBowie's death saddened millions when it was announced at the beginning of the year

    David Bowie has been posthumously nominated for the British artist of the year prize at the BBC Music Awards.

    The celebrated singer, who died in January aged 69, is joined by Adele, Calvin Harris, Coldplay and Jess Glynne on the five-strong shortlist.

    Adele was named British artist of the year in 2015, one of the two awards she won at last year's event.

    This year's awards, to be broadcast live on BBC One, will be held at the ExCel in London on 12 December.

    Bowie's nomination follows his surprise omission from the album of the year shortlist announced last month.

    Blackstar, his final release, had been tipped for inclusion but was shut out by Rick Astley's 50, Adele's 25 and three other titles.

    Kaiser Chiefs, Craig David, John Legend and Robbie Williams are among the performers at this year's ceremony.

    It was announced last week that pop singer Izzy Bizu will be crowned BBC Introducing artist of the year at the event.

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  • American Honey shines at British Independent Film Awards

    Andrea Arnold and Sasha LaneImage copyrightAPImage captionAndrea Arnold (left) and Sasha Lane both picked up awards

    Coming-of-age drama American Honey has picked up four honours at the British Independent Film Awards.

    It won the best film prize and Andrea Arnold was named best director.

    Its star Sasha Lane won best actress, while Robbie Ryan's cinematography was rewarded with the outstanding achievement in craft award.

    I, Daniel Blake star Dave Johns won best actor and his co-star Hayley Johns was named most promising newcomer at the ceremony in London.

    The Ken Loach film won the Palme d'Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

    Ryan was also the director of photography on I, Daniel Blake.

    Dave JohnsImage copyrightPAImage captionKen Loach tweeted that Dave Johns 'smashed it' as best actor at the Bifas

    The film, about a middle-aged widower trying to get to grips with the UK's welfare system, was nominated for seven awards.

    American Honey, a road movie about a teenager who joins a travelling sales crew and also stars Shia LaBeouf, received six nods.

    Arnold, who has also won an Oscar, two Baftas and four Cannes Film Festival prizes since she started directing 18 years ago, recently said she "was so shocked at the amount of women directors".

    "The figures were so small," she said. "We actively have to employ more females, perhaps we need to at this point. There are a lot of capable women out there."

    Under the Shadow, a horror movie set in war-ravaged Tehran in the 1980s, collected an impressive three awards, with Iranian-born Babak Anvari picking up both best debut director and best screenplay.

    Avin Manshadi, the film's nine-year-old star, won best supporting actress.

    Notes on Blindness, based on the diaries of academic John Hull, who has to learn to accept blindness, won best documentary.

    Avin ManshadiImage copyrightAPImage captionAvin Manshadi played a seven-year-old girl under the threat of both missiles and supernatural forces in Tehran

    Brett Goldstein was named best supporting actor for his turn in Adult Life Skills and the film's writer Rachel Tunnard won the inaugural best debut screenwriter prize.

    The Oscar-tipped Moonlight won the best international film award - the only category open to non-UK films.

    That movie stars Naomie Harris and as previously announced, she was honoured with the variety award in recognition of the impact she has had with her film work this year.

    The Richard Harris award went to Alison Steadman for outstanding contribution to British film.

    The 19th Bifa ceremony was hosted by Jennifer Saunders at Old Billingsgate in London.

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  • Brad Pitt: FBI considers investigation over plane claim


    The FBI says it is gathering information about an alleged incident involving Brad Pitt and his children aboard a private flight last week.

    It said it was evaluating whether to launch an investigation.

    Pitt's wife Angelina Jolie filed for divorce on Monday citing irreconcilable differences.

    Jolie has asked for physical custody of the couple's six children, asking the judge to give Pitt visitation rights.

    The FBI told the BBC: "In response to your inquiry regarding allegations within the special aircraft jurisdiction of the United States; specifically, an aircraft carrying Mr Brad Pitt and his children, the FBI is continuing to gather facts and will evaluate whether an investigation at the federal level will be pursued."

    Pitt released a statement to People magazine after Jolie filed for divorce, saying he was "saddened", and adding: "What matters most now is the well-being of our kids. I kindly ask the press to give them the space they deserve during this challenging time."


    Jolie's lawyer, Robert Offer, said the decision to divorce had been made "for the health of the family".

    Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services said it could not confirm or deny whether it was investigating Pitt because of confidentiality laws.

    Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has said it is not investigating actor Brad Pitt in connection with reports of allegations regarding his children, following claims they were looking into the matter.

    They told the BBC: "The LAPD is not handling any report or allegations into child abuse for Mr Brad Pitt."

    Source: BBC

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  • Monty Python's Terry Jones diagnosed with dementia

    Monty Python star Terry Jones has been diagnosed with a severe variant of dementia.

    The 74-year-old is suffering from primary progressive aphasia, which affects his ability to communicate.

    As a result, Jones "is no longer able to give interviews", his spokesman said.

    The news was confirmed as Bafta Cymru announced the Welsh-born comedian is to be honoured with an outstanding contribution award.

    The National Aphasia Association describes primary progressive aphasia as a neurological syndrome in which language capabilities become slowly and progressively impaired.

    "It commonly begins as a subtle disorder of language, progressing to a nearly total inability to speak, in its most severe stage," their website states.


    Jones, who is from Colwyn Bay in north Wales, was a member of the legendary comedy troupe with Terry Gilliam, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Michael Palin and the late Graham Chapman.

    He directed Monty Python's Life of Brian and The Meaning of Life and co-directed Monty Python and the Holy Grail with Gilliam.

    The surviving members reunited for 10 reunion performances at the O2 Arena in London in 2014.

    Kathryn Smith, director of operations at Alzheimer's Society, said: "We are deeply sorry to hear about Terry Jones's diagnosis of dementia and are thinking of Terry and his family during this time."

    His award was announced at the Bafta Cymru nominations party, ahead of the British Academy Cymru Awards on 2 October.

    "Terry is proud and honoured to be recognised in this way and is looking forward to the celebrations," his spokesman said.

    Hannah Raybould, director of Bafta Cymru, said: "We are very much looking forward to celebrating the work of Terry Jones during the ceremony with a look back at his work from 1969 to the present day."

    Source: BBC

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