Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United enjoyed comfortable wins in the Premier League on Saturday as fans returned to stadiums after an eight-month absence. Chelsea beat Leeds United 3-1 in front of 2,000 spectators at Stamford Bridge while Manchester United fought back from a goal down to win 3-1 at West Ham United -- their fifth straight comeback victory on the road -- in front of the same size crowd. Clubs in less restricted areas of England were allowed to welcome back 2,000 fans but in higher risk places games carried on behind closed doors with Manchester City beating Fulham 2-0 and Everton held to a 1-1 draw at Burnley.
David Lander, the 73-year old actor and comedian best known as 'Squiggy' on the ABC sitcom “Laverne & Shirley,” died from complications related to multiple sclerosis on Friday night. Hours before his passing, Variety spoke to Lander’s longtime friend and one-time collaborator Harry Shearer. The “Le Show” radio host, Spinal Tap co-creator, “The Simpsons” cast […]
Prince William and his wife Kate begin a tour of Britain by train on Sunday, meeting frontline workers, care home staff and teachers to thank them for their efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. Britain has been the hardest hit country in Europe by COVID-19, with over 60,000 deaths. William, Queen Elizabeth's grandson and second-in-line to the throne, and Kate will ride the Royal Train, travelling 1,250 miles across England, Scotland and Wales.
Moise Kean scored his fifth goal in seven Ligue 1 appearances to inspire Paris St Germain to a 3-1 win at Montpellier as the French champions opened up a four-point lead at the top of the table on Saturday. Italy striker Kean struck in the second half after Stephy Mavididi had cancelled out Colin Dagba's opener ahead of the break, before Kylian Mbappe wrapped up the game in stoppage time with his 100th goal for PSG. PSG have 28 points from 13 games but second-placed Olympique de Marseille have two games in hand, and third-placed Lille have an opportunity to narrow the gap to two points when they host Monaco on Sunday.
In power for a year in spite of his opponents' hold over parliament, Orban, 57, has said he would undo a 40% pension hike ordered by the leftist PSD, which economists say could bloat the deficit to 11% of GDP and push Romania's credit rating to junk. He has pledged to halt efforts by leftist-led cabinets to sap court independence amid the judiciary's scrutiny of alleged corruption and misuse of funds - accusations the PSD denies. Orban has campaigned on a promise to bring the Black Sea state closer to the European mainstream following years of fiscal populism and political instability coupled with neglect of rundown infrastructure and public services.
Chelsea moved to the top of the Premier League as they came from behind to beat Leeds United 3-1 at home on Saturday, set on their way by a fifth goal in four days from striker Olivier Giroud. The 34-year-old Frenchman marked his first league start of the season - a reward for his four goals in Chelsea's thrashing of Sevilla in the Champions League on Wednesday - by stretching to turn in a whipped cross by Reece James in the 27th minute. That cancelled out a fourth-minute opener for Leeds by Patrick Bamford, once on the Blues' books but who never made a first-team appearance.
As COVID-19 cases rise and hospital capacity continues to drop, both the Southern California and San Joaquin Valley regions have been issued a new stay-at-home order, which will take effect Sunday at 11:59 p.m. As reported by the Los Angeles Times, the order was put into place because the intensive care unit capacity in both […]
Yolanda Saldívar, the woman who killed Tejano music star Selena Quintanilla-Perez, appears in only one shot in Netflix’s “Selena: The Series.” But the actress who plays her, Natasha Perez, said she fears that fans may confuse her with the real-life murderer she portrays on screen.Before we go any further, it’s important to note that Perez is not related to Selena or her husband, Chris Perez. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, the actress also wanted to make it clear that her portrayal of Saldívar is purely for entertainment purposes.“I remember thinking I’d like to see what it’s like playing an evil villain. It sounded fascinating from an actor’s standpoint, to dissect what someone like that has going through their minds,” Perez told EW. “I remember working with the director on the scene and she asked me how I was feeling. I told her I was feeling conflicted. The actress in me is fascinated by the journey of a complex character, but the human in me has all sorts of feelings. The actress in me is also worried for her safety. A lot of people take this very seriously and think that it’s real, and in this case, the character is real but it’s not me. I’m not her.”Also Read: Did Selena's Dad Really Try to Stop Her From Dating Future Husband Chris Perez?The real Yolanda Saldívar ran Selena’s fan club and managed her Selena Etc. boutiques. She was fired in early March 1995 after the family accused her of embezzling money from the business. A few weeks later, on March 31, Selena met Saldívar at a motel in Corpus Christi, Texas, where Saldívar shot the 23-year-old in the back. The bullet severed one of Selena’s arteries, and she died of blood loss later that day after being taken to a hospital.According to a 1995 CNN story, Saldívar was found guilty of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 30 years, which was the maximum prison sentence permitted in Texas at that time. She will be up for parole in 2025.Perez said that although she wanted to visit the real Saldívar in prison in order to help her portrayal on-screen, she decided against it out of respect for Selena’s family.Also Read: Did Selena Really Meet Laura Canales in the Bathroom at the 1986 Tejano Music Awards?“I was interested in meeting her even though I knew that the person I would be meeting would be a shell of the person who has been in prison and in solitary confinement for so many years. My interest was in seeing her mannerisms, and how she spoke. I requested permission to meet her, but to honor the family we decided it would be best for me not to,” Perez said. “Instead, I spent so long scouring the internet finding anything I could about her.”Perez stressed that the series is not about Selena’s death but rather about celebrating her life.“The series isn’t about her death. Yolanda is there to add tension to what’s going on, but what’s going on is so beautiful because it’s an artist finding herself, an artist emerging and finding her place within her family, and society,” she added. “Everyone was very careful with how it was all handled. Unfortunately, Yolanda is a part of Selena’s tragic story. But the beauty of it all is how her legacy continues until today through her music, her art, and really, her whole life. Thanks to her, we can have this conversation today and celebrate a show about a Latina, starring and written by Latinos. It’s a beautiful thing.”“Selena: The Series” is now streaming on Netflix.Read original story ‘Selena: The Series': Yolanda Saldivar Actress Fears Fans May Confuse Her With the Real Killer At TheWrap
Wayne Pivac insisted Wales would be in contention for the 2021 Six Nations title after the coach's first year in charge ended with an unconvincing 38-18 win over Italy on Saturday.
Chelsea moved top of the Premier League after coming from behind to beat Leeds 3-1 on the night 2,000 fans returned to Stamford Bridge.
Power lines were downed causing outages in parts of Connecticut on December 5 as the first nor’easter of the season began dumping snow across New England.Power supplier Eversource said “heavy, wet snow” was weighing down trees and power lines, with outages mainly affecting eastern parts of the state.Roadways across the state were becoming slick, NBC Connecticut reported Saturday afternoon. State police had tweeted earlier that they were “responding to accidents all over the state,” and asked motorists to stay home if they can. Credit: @eweather via Storyful
Hundreds of soccer fans watched Northampton Town play Doncaster Rovers at the PTS Academy Stadium in Northampton, England, on December 5 after a monthlong lockdown was eased across the country.Video from fan Graeme Scott shows supporters chanting as players entered the field. “Nothing like being in the stadium to watch a game of football,” he wrote in a caption. “Ok the result wasn’t what we wanted but wasn’t it great to be back?”The first match since early March saw 1,164 people in attendance, which met the limit permitted for outdoor gatherings under Tier Two COVID-19 restrictions, according to the UK government. Credit: Graeme Scott via Storyful
Inter Milan wing back Achraf Hakimi bagged a brace of goals after Romelu Lukaku had opened the scoring in a comfortable 3-1 win over Bologna in Serie A on Saturday. Inter's third win in a week, with three goals scored in each game, left Antonio Conte's side second in the table with 21 points from 10 games, two behind AC Milan who face Sampdoria on Sunday. Inter, who appear to have recovered from a sticky patch in October, have won six and drawn three of their 10 matches so far, scoring an impressive 26 goals and suggesting that they can launch a serious bid for the title.
The family of Roald Dahl have quietly published an apology for his perceived anti-Semitism, saying his past remarks were “incomprehensible” to them. There has been ongoing controversy about the legacy of the children’s author after the re-emergence of a series of remarks about the Jewish faith in his final years. Mr Dahl, who died in 1990 at the age of 74, said in an interview just months before his death he was “certainly anti-Israel and I have become anti-Semitic”. More troublingly, he suggested in a 1983 interview with the News Statesman that Hitler did not pick up on anti-Semitism “for no reason”. It has now emerged that his family had published a statement in a corner of his official website apologising for the views he had expressed. It comes as several of Mr Dahl’s celebrated stories have made a return to the screen, including an animated adaptation of Matilda for Netflix and a version of The Witches, released this year. The streaming giant is also planning a spin-off series based on the Willy Wonka books, focusing on the Oompa-Loompas who work at his chocolate factory. The statement “regarding anti-Semitic comments made by Roald Dahl” was signed by the Dahl family and the Roald Dahl Story Company, which manages the rights of the author’s characters and stories. It said: “The Dahl family and the Roald Dahl Story Company deeply apologise for the lasting and understandable hurt caused by some of Roald Dahl’s statements. “Those prejudiced remarks are incomprehensible to us and stand in marked contrast to the man we knew and to the values at the heart of Roald Dahl's stories, which have positively impacted young people for generations. “We hope that, just as he did at his best, at his absolute worst, Roald Dahl can help remind us of the lasting impact of words.” There was reportedly no publicity surrounding the statement and no Jewish groups were informed of the move. The Roald Dahl Story Company addressed the discrete publication of the statement on Saturday night. “We loved Roald, but we passionately disagree with his anti-Semitic comments,” it said in a statement to The Sunday Times. “This is why we chose to apologise on our website, an apology easily found on Google.”
The Writers Guild of America has urged a federal judge not to intervene in the writers' 20-month boycott of CAA and WME, saying the court lacks authority to do so. The two largest agencies asked Judge Andre Birotte last month for an injunction that would force an end to the boycott. The agencies have effectively […]
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Romain Grosjean sat in a Haas Formula One car again on Saturday for the first time since escaping from a fiery crash with just burns to his hands during the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo on Saturday played down the possibility of Lionel Messi joining the French champions.
Britain and European Union negotiators will meet in Brussels on Sunday in what the British team said was a final throw of the dice to clinch a post-Brexit trade deal. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen spoke on Saturday, and instructed their teams to resume the talks in a last ditch attempt to bridge significant differences. Both sides acknowledge that time is running out to strike a deal before a transition arrangement expires at the end of the year and sources gave a pessimistic readout after Johnson and von der Leyen spoke on Saturday.
President Donald Trump has fruitlessly pressed Georgia’s governor to call a special legislative session aimed at overturning the presidential election results in that state. Trump made his request iof Gov. Brian Kemp in a phone call on Saturday, and the governor refused. The call took place hours before Trump is to appear at a rally in Georgia, where Republicans hope he will dedicate his energy to imploring their supporters to vote in two runoff elections Jan. 5.