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Gérard Depardieu faces fresh sexual assault complaint over alleged groping

Gérard Depardieu faces fresh sexual assault complaint over alleged groping

Get our free weekly email for all the latest cinematic news from our film critic Clarisse Loughrey Get our The Life Cinematic email for free The French actor Gérard Depardieu is facing another accusation of sexual assault, this time from a movie decorator who alleges he groped her during filming in 2021. In the complaint to the Paris prosecutor’s office, she accuses the 75-year-old Depardieu of sexual assault, sexual harassment and sexist insults, her Paris lawyer, Carine Durrieu Diebolt, said Monday. Depardieu, best known for his roles in Cyrano de Bergerac and Green Card, has previously been accused by more than a dozen other women of harassing, groping or sexually assaulting them. The 53-year-old decorator alleges that Depardieu grabbed her and kneaded her waist, stomach and breasts during filming for “Les Volets verts,” (The Green Shutters), the lawyer said. Other people intervened to stop the alleged assault, the lawyer added. Durrieu Diebolt told BFM TV: “At the time, she didn’t press charges because she didn’t want to mar the work of her colleagues and the …

Keep your wine fresh for days with innovative vacuum seal carafe

Keep your wine fresh for days with innovative vacuum seal carafe

If you love wine, you know how quickly an open bottle can lose its special taste. The ZOENOX Vacuum Seal Wine Preservation System is here to solve that problem. It’s a smart way to keep your wine tasting like it was just opened, even days or weeks later. This system uses a special technology to take out all the air from the bottle, which is what usually makes wine go bad. It’s like putting a stopper on time, keeping your wine fresh and delicious. The ZOENOX system is different from other wine savers you might have seen. It has a special piston that creates a very tight seal. This stops the air from getting back into the bottle and spoiling the wine. Plus, it’s designed so you can store your bottles on their side without worrying about leaks. This is great for wine lovers who don’t have a lot of space but still want to keep their wine in perfect condition. Limited early bird offers are now available for the imaginative project from roughly $95 …

Reacher star’s new movie lands fresh Rotten Tomatoes rating after first reviews

Reacher star’s new movie lands fresh Rotten Tomatoes rating after first reviews

Reacher star’s new movie lands fresh RT ratingAllen Fraser/Lionsgate Reacher star Alan Ritchson‘s new movie Ordinary Angels has landed a fresh Rotten Tomatoes rating after its first reviews. Directed by Jon Gunn, the film is inspired by the real-life heroic deeds of a local hairdresser, who rallies her community to help a widowed father (Ritchson) who is trying to save the life of his critically ill daughter. The drama also stars Oscar-winning actress Hilary Swank, as well as Nancy Travis, Tamala Jones, Drew Powell, Amy Acker, Skywalker Hughes and Emily Mitchell. Allen Fraser/Lionsgate Related: Reacher star Alan Ritchson lands next lead movie role At the time of writing (February 23), Ordinary Angels has an impressive score of 78% on Rotten Tomatoes from 51 reviews – making it Ritchson’s highest movie rating on the review aggregator site. Critics have praised the film for its “powerful feel-good story” and heartwarming performances. Here’s what some of them have to say: Variety “What lifts the picture beyond average inspirational fluff is the way director Jon Gunn and company control …

Angry French farmers drive their tractors into Paris in fresh protests

Angry French farmers drive their tractors into Paris in fresh protests

Angry farmers were back in Paris on their tractors in a new protest Friday demanding more government support and simpler regulations, on the eve of a major agricultural fair in the French capital. Issued on: 23/02/2024 – 13:53Modified: 23/02/2024 – 19:05 2 min Dozens of tractors drove peacefully into a neighbourhood in western Paris carrying flags from Rural Coordination, the farmers’ union that staged the protest. The protesters then posed with their tractors on a bridge over the Seine River with the Eiffel Tower in the background, before heading towards the Vauban plaza in central Paris.  The latest protest comes three weeks after farmers lifted roadblocks around Paris and elsewhere in the country after the government offered over €400 million ($433 million) to address their grievances over low earnings, heavy regulation and what they describe as unfair competition from abroad. “Save our agriculture,” Rural Coordination said on X, formerly Twitter. One tractor was carrying a poster reading: “Death is in the field”. The convoy temporarily slowed traffic on the A4 highway, east of the capital, …

British woman who joined ISIS loses fresh appeal against loss of citizenship – POLITICO

British woman who joined ISIS loses fresh appeal against loss of citizenship – POLITICO

LONDON — Shamima Begum, who left the U.K. to join the ISIS terror group while still in school, has lost another appeal against the British government’s decision to strip her of her citizenship. Begum was 15 when she left her home in London to travel to Syria in 2015. She joined the Islamic State terrorist group, marrying a fellow member shortly after her arrival in Syria. When she was discovered alive in 2019 at a refugee camp in Northern Syria, Begum said she wanted to return to the U.K. But the then-Home Secretary Sajid Javid immediately revoked her British citizenship. Source link

Angelina Jolie’s fresh new look hints at new chapter post Brad Pitt divorce

Angelina Jolie’s fresh new look hints at new chapter post Brad Pitt divorce

Following the nearing conclusion of her seven-year divorce saga with Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie has debuted a striking new look, signaling a fresh start.  At 48, the acclaimed actress was seen in New York City, stepping into her Atelier Jolie store, sporting a stunning transformation to warm blonde locks.  This bold hair color change marks an exciting new chapter for Jolie, complementing her effortlessly chic style, complete with black-tinted sunglasses, a sleek black jacket, and a timeless white T-shirt.  Her hair, styled in soft waves, added a gentle elegance to her overall appearance. This isn’t Angelina’s first foray into lighter hair shades; she experimented with highlights in June 2023, but has now fully embraced this vibrant new color. © GettyAngelina’s street style often features black sunglasses The shift comes at a pivotal moment as Angelina and Brad wrap up the final details of their protracted legal battle, a process that has been both challenging and liberating for the mom-of-six.  The Eternals star has been candid about the impact of the divorce, especially considering the alignment …

Monty Don addresses Gardeners’ World future with fresh comment on departure

Monty Don addresses Gardeners’ World future with fresh comment on departure

Monty Don has addressed his future on Gardeners’ World, telling BBC’s The One Show that he will host the programme for “at least another three years”.  Addressing speculation over his departure following comments he made last year, Monty reassured viewers that he’s not leaving anytime soon.  WATCH: The life and career of Monty Don Whilst chatting with hosts Alex Jones and Jermaine Jenas on the red sofa, Alex quizzed the green-fingered presenter about his future as host.  “There are some rumours in the paper, I’m not happy about it Monty, that you and Gardeners’ World are parting company. Tell me this is not true,” said Alex, to which Monty responded: “It is not true.”  © @themontydonMonty Don appeared on The One Show alongside Sheridan Smith and hosts Alex Jones and Jermaine Jenas “All things being equal, and unless I do something terribly wrong, I will be doing it for at least another three years, including this year,” he explained.  The comments come after Monty said the “logical thing to do” would be to “give up …

Eurovision Bosses Address Fresh Rumours About Israel’s Involvement

Eurovision Bosses Address Fresh Rumours About Israel’s Involvement

Despite repeated calls for Israel to be dropped from this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, amid the ongoing conflict in Gaza, organisers have insisted the country will be allowed to compete. A statement from the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) released over the weekend said: “The Eurovision Song Contest is a competition for public broadcasters from all over Europe and the Middle East. It is a competition for broadcasters – not for governments – and the Israeli public broadcaster has been participating in the competition for fifty years. “The EBU is a member-led organisation. The governing bodies of the EBU – led by the Board of Directors – represent the members. These authorities assessed the list of participants and decided that the Israeli public broadcaster complies with all competition rules. Together with 36 other channels, it can participate in the competition next year.” However, reports have now suggested Israel could withdraw from the contest voluntarily if it is required to make changes to its competing song. According to the Israeli newspaper Ynet, the country’s offering is currently …

I’m 45 and my skin has never looked so fresh – here’s how

I’m 45 and my skin has never looked so fresh – here’s how

When it comes to facials and full body treatments, I admit that in my lifetime I certainly haven’t had enough, and I definitely want more (who doesn’t?). So, with the chilly January weather and central heating being unkind to my complexion, the chance to review a 90-minute detox and renewal treatment had me smiling. Off I went to London’s award-winning skin clinic Waterhouse Young to trial their very impressive sounding HydraPressoElixir Treatment. I had zero clue what hydro, presso or elixir were, but I was keen to find out. The HydraPresso room The treatment combines the clinic’s four best-selling treatments: HydraFacial, Pressotherapy, Celluma + WOW Fusion, which are said to “transform your skin, detox and renew your lymphatic system and leave you glowing from the inside out”. Yes please. According to Waterhouse Young, the benefits are a clearer, more refined complexion, increased luminosity and reduced inflammation on the face, and the “ultimate detox” for the body via pressotherapy using a lymphatic drainage suit.  Pressotherapy is said to boost circulation, increase oxygen flow, remove toxins, reduce bloating and fatigue …

Fresh By-Election Headache For Rishi Sunak As Scott Benton Loses Appeal Against 35-Day Commons Ban

Fresh By-Election Headache For Rishi Sunak As Scott Benton Loses Appeal Against 35-Day Commons Ban

Former Tory MP Scott Benton has lost his appeal against a 35-day House of Commons ban after he was caught in a lobbying sting. The decision by the Independent Expert Panel means a by-election is on the cards in his Blackpool South seat in a fresh headache for Rishi Sunak. There will now be a recall petition in the constituency, and if at least 10% of registered voters support it, Benton will be kicked out of parliament. He was elected in 2019 with a majority of 3,690 and was the seat’s first Conservative MP since 1997. With Labour continuing to have a substantial lead in the opinion polls, the party will be very confident of re-claiming the seat in any by-election. Benton was filmed offering to help gambling industry lobbyists in exchange for money. He was elected as a Tory but had the party whip suspended following the undercover sting operation by The Times in April last year. In a report published in December, parliament’s standards commissioner said Benton should be kicked out of parliament …