The 48-year-old actor has spoken about his eventual engagement to J-Lo, 51, and how she faced 'sexist and racist' comments. He said that there was a lot of negativity directed towards Jennifer and said: "People were so f***ing mean about her — sexist, racist." Continuing his rant against her treatment, Ben said: "You know, there's always a story of the month, and me dating Jennifer Lopez happened to be that tabloid story at the time when that business grew exponentially. (Image: FilmMagic)Jennifer and Ben got engaged in 2002 after their relationship was celebrated in her music video for Jenny from the Block. Jennifer spoke about her relationship with Ben in an interview in 2018 as she celebrated her engagement to Alex Rodriguez.
January 15, 2021 00:03 UTC
Gangland figures and others using children to commit crimes will face up to five years in prison under new legislation being introduced by the Government. While legislation already in place allows for criminals using children who commit crime to face conviction themselves for those offences, the new measures due to be announced on Friday by Minister for Justice Helen McEntee go further. Ms McEntee said the new offences were aimed at “stopping the gang bosses committing the most awful crimes” and “leading our young into a life of crime”. She wanted to “root crime out of our communities” and “ensure that crime does not pass down through generations”. It concluded criminal gangs were recruiting and exploiting children as young as 11 years by using drugs, alcohol and the notion of status.
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January 15, 2021 00:00 UTC
The 29-year-old wife of football legend Rio Ferdinand, 42, has revealed how her step-children have reached out to support her in trying times. Taking to Instagram, Kate posted a note they left for her, reading: "pls stop crying I love u". In a lengthy caption, Kate then explained her current experience of being a new mum in the national lockdown. "A mix of the new baby, lockdown, kids at home and lack of sleep have well and truly got me. ... some moments I’m feeling amazing and full of love, but I’m too often left feeling low, like I can’t escape.
January 14, 2021 23:48 UTC
The 40-year-old Keeping Up With The Kardashians star took to social media on Thursday to promote the collection of products, set to drop next Thrusday. Her latest promotional snaps come while rumours continue to swirl around Kim and her husband Kanye West, after it was claimed that they were set to divorce. "Three new captivating scents packaged in metallic heart-shaped bottles just in time for Valentine’s Day —Hearts Gold, Hearts Rose Gold, and Hearts Silver," she penned in the caption. The television star's latest beauty launch comes amid mounting rumours that the Kim is in the process of divorcing her husband Kanye West. Several tirades on social media also saw the rapper accuse his mother-in-law Kris Jenner of being a 'white supremacist' and trying to lock him up.
January 14, 2021 23:41 UTC
Like every other mother during this awful lockdown, I wake each morning and my first thought is one of sinking dread. They weren’t going back — we were going to be stuck in this hell for even longer. What, I hear you ask, of my three other children, left at home in the UK to fend for themselves? For once in our lives, we are ready and alert for the start of the school day. We’ve agreed a system where Dolly does the UK time morning lessons, which takes her to the evening here.
January 14, 2021 23:32 UTC
The Stanford research who made headlines in 2017 for designing an AI that uses 'facial landmarks' to determine a person's sexual preference is back with what may be another controversial system. Researchers used a sample of 1,085,795 participants from the US, Canada and the UK, along with their self-reported political orientation, age and gender. When it came to identifying US images the AI was 72 percent accurate. Similar accuracy was seen in the Canada sample, 71 percent, and the UK with 70 percent. Researchers used a sample of 1,085,795 participants from the US, Canada and the UK, along with their self-reported political orientation, age and gender.
January 14, 2021 23:17 UTC
AdvertisementFBI Director Chris Wray finally spoke more than a week after the MAGA riot Thursday to warn the agency is monitoring major new 'potential' for armed violence nationwide around Joe Biden's inauguration. He appeared at a briefing on the inauguration security plans with Vice President Mike Pence and bluntly warned about the potential for armed protests in Washington D.C. and nationwide. His words come as law enforcement on Capitol Hill was criticized for not being better prepared for last week's attempted insurrection. So we know who you are, if you're out there, and FBI agents are coming to find you.' The two men made an initial court appearance via Zoom in DC federal court on Thursday afternoon.
January 14, 2021 23:01 UTC
Jenny Anderson had pulled over in a lay-by and was ordering medical supplies for her horse when the incident took place on Wednesday. She claimed the lorry pulled into the lay-by at an angle which made it almost impossible for traffic to pass, Plymouth Live reports. "I'd just got off the phone and put my seat belt on when this lorry pulled up in front of me. She said the men spoke to each other and looked at the startled woman but carried on urinating. Responding to the incident, which took place in a lay-by just outside Yealmpton, Devon, John Lewis apologised and said an investigation had been launched.
January 14, 2021 22:44 UTC
Eamonn Hughes aged 75 from Cavan who was the first person to receive the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in St Mary’s Hospital, Phoenix Park. Photo by: Marc O'SullivanIreland has been placed as the second highest in the EU for the number of people vaccinated against Covid-19. The Our World Data report calculated that 1.57pc of the population in Ireland have been vaccinated while 2.23pc of the Denmark population has been vaccinated. However, Mr Varadkar said when the AstraZeneca vaccine does arrive between 100,000-150,000 vaccines should be administered weekly. Over 4,000 healthcare workers have now completed training to administer the vaccine, a HSE briefing on Thursday heard.
January 14, 2021 22:41 UTC
Another 150 military are to be put into non-clinical roles to help free up nurses and doctors to keep caring for patients. Between December 30 and January 6, the number of patients in London hospitals grew by 27 per cent and the number on mechanical ventilation grew by 42 per cent. (Image: PA)“Our heroic doctors, nurses and NHS staff are doing an amazing job, but with cases rising so rapidly, our hospitals are at risk of being overwhelmed. He said: "Our armed forces remain resilient and ready to support the NHS and colleagues across all government departments. "They act in support of civilian authorities but are always ready to consider what more they can do to provide that support."
January 14, 2021 22:25 UTC
A Bangladeshi refugee with asthma has avoided deportation from France after a court ruled that pollution in his native country would aggravate his condition and potentially kill him. The Court of Appeal of Bordeaux ruled last month that the 40-year-old asthmatic would face 'a worsening of his respiratory pathology due to air pollution' if he was deported to Bangladesh. A Bangladeshi refugee with asthma has avoided deportation from France after a court ruled that pollution in his native country would aggravate his condition and potentially kill him. The Bordeaux Court heard that the drugs the man is receiving in France are not available in Bangladesh. 'The court has effectively declared that the environment - air pollution - meant it was unsafe to send this man back,' he told the Guardian.
January 14, 2021 22:23 UTC
SEED TO DUST: A GARDENER'S STORYby Marc Hamer (Harvill Secker £14.99, 416pp)For more than two decades, Marc Hamer has tended a garden that he doesn’t own. And Hamer knows a thing or two about living with little — indeed, living with more or less nothing apart from the ragged clothes he stood up in. But for the sensitive young Hamer it seemed a brutal and bullying world, and oppressively conformist as well. SEED TO DUST: A GARDENER'S STORY by Marc Hamer (Harvill Secker £14.99, 416pp)Hamer is also an enthusiastic drinker — ‘Last night, I drank vodka, lots of vodka’ — and health concerns be damned. Like a rich and rambling rose, Seed To Dust could have done with a little hard pruning here and there.
January 14, 2021 22:08 UTC
Kate Winslet said there was 'something wonderful' about the love scene she shared with Saoirse Ronan in her new film, but she denied that it was in any way 'controversial'. Passionate: Kate Winslet pictured with Saoirse Ronan in AmmoniteNearly as difficult was learning to convey her thoughts with a minimum of words and gestures. ' Winslet told me. 'We discussed the beats of the scene with Francis, but Saoirse and I decided everything else,' 45-year-old Reading-born Winslet told me. ' Winslet told meChoreograph: In the end, they told Lee they would choreograph it themselves.
January 14, 2021 22:02 UTC
Called Vaccination Credential Initiative (VCI), the venture aims to help people get encrypted digital copies of their immunization records stored in a digital wallet. 'The vaccine is a public health exercise, and must not be a new discriminator,' the group shared on its website. Vaccination Credential Initiative (VCI) aims to help people get encrypted digital copies of their immunization records stored in a digital wallet. VCI includes big names in tech like Microsoft, Salesforce and Oracle, as well as US health care nonprofit Mayo Clinic. The group foresees the digital passports being vital to air travel and want to make showing verification of a vaccine 'as easy as online banking.'
January 14, 2021 21:53 UTC
I was a size six.”In the 90s, Hollywood was “completely riddled with very slender women in a way that was not entirely balanced”, Kate says, but feels it now celebrates real women more. She “values and appreciates” being able to look natural as a palaeontologist in new film Ammonite, saying: “I feel very proud of my 45-year-old self. (Image: Getty)“I’ve had three children, I am who I am, this is a different physical me to the one I was in my early 20s. (Image: Warner Bros/Kobal/Shutterstock)But she worried how she looked in one Contagion scene, laughing: “I get slung into a ditch in a body bag. Get in touch with us at email@example.com or call us direct 0207 29 33033.
January 14, 2021 21:48 UTC