Veteran TV personality Orson Bean brought his wit to “What’s My Line?” and “To Tell the Truth,” guest-starred on variety shows and bantered with talk show hosts such as Johnny Carson and Mike Douglas. Later in his career, he starred in “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman” and “Desperate Housewives” while becoming a mainstay of Los Angeles’ small theater scene. He was 91. ( Sean Smith) … [Read more...] about Aimee Stephens, whose fight for transgender rights reached the Supreme Court, dies
Kobe Bryant was just 18 when he started playing for the Lakers, but by the end of his 20-year career — all of it as a Laker — the Black Mamba was a five-time world champion, two-time Olympic gold medalist and 18-time All-Star. His post-basketball career included an Oscar for the animated short “Dear Basketball” and a series of children’s books that became New York Times bestsellers. He was 41. (Andrew D. Bernstein / NBAE / Getty Images) … [Read more...] about Bob Watson, L.A. product, MLB all-star and first black GM to win a World Series, dies at 74
It was hoped that an official petition would put pressure on the government to reconsider this position — petitions signed by more than 10,000 people are entitled to a government response, and petitions signed by over 100,000 people must be considered for a parliamentary debate — but in the end this was not successful, with petitioners receiving a late, rambling response from the Home Office which never directly addressed the demand for the report to be released but rejecting it implicitly. … [Read more...] about Parliament Demands Boris Govt Answer Grooming Gangs Petition
Left-wing actor Jim Carrey channeled the 1980 horror film The Shining in his latest political painting, essentially blaming President Donald Trump and U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson for those killed by the Chinese coronavirus in their respective countries. … [Read more...] about Jim Carrey Blames Trump, Boris for ‘Half’ of U.S.-U.K. Virus Deaths
The scandal, essentially, is this: on March 19 the UK government issued an order to the NHS quickly to clear out 15,000 patients to make way for the expected surge in patients with Covid-19. Many of these were elderly patients who had nowhere to go save care homes. Some of these patients were already infected with coronavirus and instead of being isolated — as they should have been — they were instead sent to the very place where they were likely to do the most damage: residential homes full of people in the worst at-risk category. … [Read more...] about Delingpole: Killing the Elderly In Care Homes to Save the NHS. Nice Work, Boris!