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Blue Bloods’ Tom Selleck reveals details of dance with Princess Diana after famous John Travolta moment

Blue Bloods’ Tom Selleck reveals details of dance with Princess Diana after famous John Travolta moment

[ad_1] Princess Diana’s famous dance with John Travolta in 1985 is a fixture of US, royal, and pop-culture history, however there was one crucial player to the iconic moment that people might not know about: none other than Tom Selleck. The Blue Bloods actor, along with the Grease actor and Clint Eastwood, were the only actors invited to the White House state dinner that November 9, in honor of the Princess and her then husband, now King Charles, by former President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan. Now, 40 years later, the Friends alum is looking back on the memorable dinner, and how he was tasked with avoiding potential rumors that could be started from the famous dance. You may also likeWATCH: Remembering Princess Diana In his new memoir, You Never Know, which was released May 7, Tom shared his memories from the state dinner, first recalling how he felt “anxious” to meet the royals, before sharing Diana was “charming, graceful, and beautiful,” as well as the then Prince’s ability “of making you feel …

John Mulaney’s ‘Everybody’s in L.A.’: A guide to the local references

John Mulaney’s ‘Everybody’s in L.A.’: A guide to the local references

[ad_1] John Mulaney, a Chicago native and former New Yorker, is a recent transplant to L.A. In his latest project with Netflix, “Everybody’s in L.A.,” the stand-up comedian explores the city he describes as a place that simultaneously “confuses and fascinates” him. The show, which has a pseudo-late night format and features actor and comedian Richard Kind as the announcer, began May 3 as part of the Netflix Is a Joke Festival. It streams live at 7 p.m. Pacific and wraps Friday. Mulaney paused the show over the weekend to perform at the Hollywood Bowl on Saturday in one of the festival’s most anticipated shows. The show calls on the aesthetics of a ’70s living room for its set, the sketch humor of “Saturday Night Live” and the production chaos of Netflix’s recent ventures into the livestreaming space. Mulaney enlists comedians in town for the festival and L.A.-based experts to “try to figure out just what the hell is going on here.” With a number of topics specific to Southern California setting the tone and …

Natalie Elphicke’s queasy welcome shows Labour will turn no one away | John Crace

Natalie Elphicke’s queasy welcome shows Labour will turn no one away | John Crace

[ad_1] Some things you just don’t see coming. Defections from the Tory party may be very on trend: just last month it was Dan Poulter. Or Dan Who? to his friends. But when Natalie Elphicke took her place right behind Keir Starmer on the Labour benches for prime minister’s questions there were open mouths on both sides of the Commons. Penny Mordaunt had to do a quick double-take. Could it be? Surely not. It was. She dashed to the speaker’s chair to warn the prime minister. Elphicke is no ordinary defector. Not some Tory wet like Dripping Dan, who was so centre-right, one nation that he may as well have been Labour anyway. Natalie is about as far to the right as you can get. Not only that, but with an unpleasant backstory too. A woman who defended her former husband, Charlie, the previous MP for Dover, until she inherited the constituency after he had been convicted of three charges of sexual assault. Not the best of looks. Natalie was even suspended from the Commons …

Inside Charlie Dimmock’s 13-year relationship with John Mushet that ended with Ground Force affair

Inside Charlie Dimmock’s 13-year relationship with John Mushet that ended with Ground Force affair

[ad_1] Charlie Dimmock quickly became a household name as the host of the BBC’s Ground Force alongside Alan Titchmarsh and Tommy Walsh. The trio fronted the popular programme for its entire run between 1997 and 2005. After an 11-year hiatus from TV, Charlie returned to our screens in 2016 as the new host of Garden Rescue alongside the Rich Brothers, Harry and David Rich, until their departure in 2021. The show recently returned with a brand new series, which sees Charlie, 57, compete against garden designers to transform lacklustre outdoor spaces across the UK.  While we know all about Charlie’s TV career, what about her love life? Keep reading to find out all we know, from her 13-year relationship to her current relationship status… WATCH: Charlie Dimmock returned to screens in 2016 Charlie Dimmock’s 13-year relationship with John Mushet While travelling in New Zealand during the early nineties Charlie met viticulturist John Mushet, whom she settled down with upon returning home. Although John referred to her as “the missus” during their relationship, the pair were never …

John Swinney sworn in as Scotland’s first minister | UK News

John Swinney sworn in as Scotland’s first minister | UK News

[ad_1] John Swinney has been legally sworn in as Scotland’s seventh first minister. The 60-year-old is now Keeper of the Scottish Seal, also known as the Great Seal, after taking the oath of office and pledging his allegiance to the King. The seal allows the monarch to authorise official documents without having to sign each one. As Keeper of the Scottish Seal, Mr Swinney now has the authority to make decisions on behalf of the crown, which effectively means he can lead the country with the support of the Scottish parliament. Image: Mr Swinney taking the oath. Pic: PA Image: Pic: PA The ceremony took place at the Court of Session in Edinburgh in front of Scotland’s most senior judge, the Lord President Lord Carloway. Image: Pic: PA Mr Swinney’s family, including his wife Elizabeth, brother David, and 13-year-old son Matthew, accompanied him to court. Image: Mr Swinney with his wife Elizabeth Quigley on the steps of Bute House on Tuesday. Pic: PA Mr Swinney, who has replaced Humza Yousaf as SNP leader, is now …

John Swinney elected as new Scotland leader | Politics News

John Swinney elected as new Scotland leader | Politics News

[ad_1] Swinney replaces Humza Yousaf, who formally resigned on Tuesday after just over a year in office. Scotland’s Parliament has approved political veteran John Swinney of the Scottish National Party (SNP) to lead the country as first minister. Swinney, 60, succeeds Humza Yousaf, who formally resigned from the role earlier on Tuesday after his announcement last week that he would step down after just more than a year in charge. Yousaf, 39, made the announcement before a confidence vote in the Scottish Parliament that he was set to lose, having ditched the SNP’s junior coalition partners, the Scottish Green Party, in a row over climate policy. Swinney won the backing of 64 members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) in the vote that was all but a foregone conclusion. His nearest rival, Scottish Conservatives leader Douglas Ross, picked up 31. The political veteran said it was “something of a surprise” to find himself taking the top job at this stage of his career but added it was “an extraordinary privilege”. “I am here to serve you. …

John Swinney to become Scottish first minister after vote by MSPs | John Swinney

John Swinney to become Scottish first minister after vote by MSPs | John Swinney

[ad_1] The new Scottish National party leader John Swinney will become Scotland’s seventh first minister after winning the backing of MSPs. As is traditional, opposition leaders stood against Swinney in the vote, which he won just eight days after Humza Yousaf dramatically announced his departure, with the backing of 64 SNP MSPs, while the seven Scottish Greens abstained. Accepting the nomination, Swinney spoke of how he had wrestled with the decision to stand for leadership, which he won unopposed on Monday. He reminded the chamber that his wife, Elizabeth Quigley, lives with multiple sclerosis. “She is indefatigable in trying to make sure that MS does not get in the way of her living life to the full, but, much to her frustration, she does often have to rely on her husband for support and assistance.” Speaking directly to her as she watched from the public gallery with his children, Swinney thanked her for “the sacrifices she is prepared to make to enable her husband to serve our country as first minster”. He also said he …

Scottish parliament names John Swinney as new leader

Scottish parliament names John Swinney as new leader

[ad_1] John Swinney delivers a speech to confirm his victory to become the country’s First Minister, at Glasgow University, Scotland, May 6, 2024. LESLEY MARTIN / REUTERS Scotland’s parliament approved John Swinney as the country’s new leader on Tuesday, May 7, a day after he was named leader of the ruling pro-independence Scottish National Party. Swinney, 60, succeeds Humza Yousaf, who formally resigned from the role earlier in the day, following his announcement last week that he would step down after just over a year in charge. Swinney won the backing of 64 MPs in the vote that was all but a foregone conclusion, with nearest rival Scottish Conservatives leader Douglas Ross picking up 31. Yousaf announced last Monday that he was resigning as he faced a confidence vote in the Scottish parliament that he was set to lose, having ditched his junior coalition partners, the Scottish Green Party, in a row over climate policy. Read more Subscribers only Resignation of Scottish First Minister Humza Yousaf deepens crisis within pro-independence party Swinney, an old party …

Making John Swinney leader may be the SNP’s smartest move in years | Dani Garavelli

Making John Swinney leader may be the SNP’s smartest move in years | Dani Garavelli

[ad_1] John Swinney’s accession to the leadership of the Scottish National party has been called a “coronation”. Yet the smooth handover of power that took place yesterday was not a given. That the party avoided another acrimonious battle – like the one last year between his predecessor Humza Yousaf and former finance secretary Kate Forbes – was down to his deft handling of would-be rivals. After her defeat last year, Forbes, a social conservative who opposes same-sex marriage, became a rallying point for internal disaffection. Had she stood again, as she clearly intended to, the SNP’s divisions – between left and right, between opposing views on trans rights – would have become further entrenched. Instead, Swinney persuaded Forbes to throw her weight behind him by promising her a senior cabinet position – a masterstroke that also brought her most vocal backers to heel. Just days later, Swinney had to see off a second contender: “serial disruptor” Graeme McCormick, who claimed to have reached the nomination threshold of 100 signatures from party members. Yet McCormick also …

John Swinney to become Scotland’s new first minister after Holyrood vote | UK News

John Swinney to become Scotland’s new first minister after Holyrood vote | UK News

[ad_1] John Swinney will become Scotland’s new first minister after being backed by a majority of MSPs. Following his victory in the SNP leadership race on Monday, the 60-year-old faced a vote at Holyrood to confirm him as Humza Yousaf’s successor. The Scottish Greens abstained from the vote, with Mr Swinney able to fend off challenges from Scottish Tory leader Douglas Ross, Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar, and Scottish Liberal Democrats leader Alex Cole-Hamilton. His name will now be submitted to the King, with an official swearing-in ceremony expected to take place at the Court of Session in Edinburgh as early as Wednesday. Mr Swinney will then be able to appoint his cabinet. Image: New first minister John Swinney with former first ministers Humza Yousaf and Nicola Sturgeon. Pic: PA Mr Yousaf was forced to step down last week in the face of two votes of no confidence after terminating the power-sharing Bute House Agreement with the Scottish Greens. During his final speech as first minister, Mr Yousaf said his heart would “forever belong to …