NEW YORK (AP) — Brendan Fraser, whose performance in “The Whale” has made him a likely awards candidate this year, says he won't attend the Golden Globes in January if he's nominated. In 2018 , Fraser said that the was groped by longtime Hollywood Foreign Press Association member Philip Berk, a former president of the organization behind the Globes. Fraser said the incident took place at a Beverly Hills, California, luncheon in 2003. Berk, a member from South Africa, was expelled from the HFPA last year after calling Black Lives Matter “a racist hate movement.” Last year's Golden Globes were all but canceled after the organization was plunged into scandal over ethical indiscretions and the revelation that the group then included no Black voting members. Many stars, publicists and studios said they were boycotting the Globes. Earlier this year, the HFPA, after reforms, said the 80th Golden Globes will be broadcast January 10 on NBC. But Fraser won't be there. “I have more … [Read more...] about Brendan Fraser says he won’t participate in Golden Globes
One girl, a 14-year-old, was incarcerated in an adult prison alongside drug offenders. A 16-year-old boy had his nose broken in detention after a beating by security officers. A 13-year-old girl was physically attacked by plainclothes militia who raided her school. A brutal crackdown by the authorities in Iran trying to halt protests calling for social freedom and political change that have convulsed the country for the past two months has exacted a terrible toll on the nation’s youth, according to lawyers in Iran and rights activists familiar with the cases. Young people, including teenage girls and boys, have been at the center of the demonstrations and clashes with security forces on the streets and university campuses and at high schools. Iranian officials have said the average age of protesters is 15. Some have been beaten and detained, others have been shot and killed on the streets, or beaten in the custody of security services, and the lives of countless others have been … [Read more...] about Stymied by Protests, Iran Unleashes Its Wrath on Its Youth
To hear more audio stories from publications like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android . Growing up, the playwright Will Arbery sat at the family dinner table, listening carefully to the many distinct voices that surrounded him. There were eight children — seven sisters and him, the only boy. Joan, the oldest sibling, debated their professor parents about the Bible, Heidegger or Machiavelli. Lucia told stories of the ghosts she’d seen. Monica, the youngest, talked and sang in strange voices, making everyone laugh. Julia could quiet everyone, demanding they pay attention as she toasted one of them or an absent friend. At the head of the table, their parents held court on theology and politics. Arbery’s father, Glenn, was raised Protestant but converted to Catholicism at 26, a choice he attributes partly to reading Flannery O’Connor. He is now the president of Wyoming Catholic College — a private liberal-arts institution that bans the use of cellphones on … [Read more...] about How Do You Write Plays for a Divided Country? Listen Carefully.
Just two of the 17 NGO migrant “taxis” operating in the Mediterranean Sea are certified as search and rescue vessels, despite all claiming they engage in “rescue” operations. Of the 17 NGO ships, only the Geo Barents , operated by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and the Open Arms , operated by the Spanish NGO of the same name, are registered to act as search and rescue ships at sea. Many of the remaining ships operating in the Mediterranean are either registered for other purposes or are not registered for any particular purpose, such as the Lois Michel , a ship financed by the reclusive artist Banksy, the newspaper Il Giornale reports . Migrant Taxi NGO Prepares Fifth Vessel To Operate in the Mediterranean https://t.co/qzdWd1puM1 — Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) November 3, 2022 SOS Humanity, a German NGO, has its vessel Humanity 1 — one of those recently denied port access by the Italian government under Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni — registered not … [Read more...] about Just Two of 17 NGO Migrant ‘Taxis’ Registered for Search and Rescue
Built on a summit in the mid-1970s and away from the Southern California hubbub, the Von Hagen Residence is an oasis of calm. This Topanga residence is on the market for $11,995,000 and marries the best elements of midcentury modern design with an exceptional location. Listing agent Christina Hildebrand couldn't offer much information about the Von Hagen family, but she is certainly familiar with the home's legendary architects, Thornton Ladd and John Kelsey —better known as Ladd & Kelsey. The duo worked on a number of iconic residential and commercial structures throughout California's Southland in the 1960s and 1970s. A 2019 exhibition chronicling the pair's designs asserts their work "has left a lasting impact on California Modernism." Hildebrand says this four-bedroom residence feels like a "mini vacation every day." Once inside the gates, there is nothing but nature and awe-inspiring views that stretch well past Santa Monica. Secluded and tranquil … [Read more...] about $12M Mountaintop Estate Showcases the Heights of California Modernism and Scenic Beauty
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 27 San Francisco Giants fans haven't heard much from Tim Lincecum over the past few years — and that's been very much by design. A Bleacher Report story called " Where Tim Lincecum Has Been Hiding " revealed what the Cy Young winner's been up to since leaving Major League Baseball in 2016: A whole lot of normal, every day life. For starters, Lincecum sold his a $2 million luxury penthouse in Downtown Seattle's Escala tower, which was featured in "50 Shades of Grey." He swapped the top-floor suite for a home by the lake in Madison Park, where he's been living quietly for the past few years. But he's by no means a recluse, even if he's dropped out of the public eye. The article says Lincecum is very popular in the neighborhood, enjoying the … [Read more...] about Tim Lincecum sold his $2 million condo so he could go back to living like a normal guy