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Nick Offerman Spills On Wild Time He Spent ‘Whole Night’ High In Jail

Nick Offerman Spills On Wild Time He Spent ‘Whole Night’ High In Jail

Nick Offerman revealed that he and his friends in college had an unexpected encounter with police while they were high on marijuana. The actor, who stars as the president in Alex Garland’s Civil War, told US talk show host Jimmy Kimmel that he and his pals were smoking weed behind a community theatre late one night when flashlights appeared by a nearby creek. “And we realised it was police, and so we began to tiptoe away and they gave chase and we wisely ran,” Nick said during Tuesday’s edition of Jimmy Kimmel Live. “And they tackled us, and an incredibly tough, diminutive woman who I think may have been Holly Hunter. I couldn’t tell because she had her boot on my head and she had her gun on me.” Nick said it “suddenly got incredibly real” after police tackled him and his buds in the parking lot before they learned that a restaurant up the creek was robbed of “a bunch of cash”. “And they naturally saw these kids running, and we spent the whole …

Tories Criticised For Surge In Sewage Spills

Tories Criticised For Surge In Sewage Spills

Rishi Sunak has been condemned after the number of sewage spills in England’s rivers and seas more than doubled. According to the Environment Agency, there were 3.6 million hours of spills in 2023, compared to 1.75 million in 2022. Water UK, the industry body for sewerage companies, blamed heavy rainfall for the problem. But campaigners and opposition parties accused the Tory government of failing to get to grips with the problem. And they called on ministers to block the bonuses of water company bosses until it is solved. Steve Reed, Labour’s shadow environment secretary, said: “The Conservatives’ are too weak to get tough with polluting water companies. “The evidence is clear. We don’t need the dither and delay of a consultation, we need immediate action. “That is why Labour will put the water companies under tough special measures. “We will strengthen regulation so law-breaking water bosses face criminal charges, and give the regulator new powers to block the payment of bonuses until water bosses have cleaned up their filth.” Lib Dem leader Ed Davey called …

Sh*t hits the fan as Britain’s politicians squabble over record sewage spills – POLITICO

Sh*t hits the fan as Britain’s politicians squabble over record sewage spills – POLITICO

The watchdog found that England’s rivers and seas endured 3.6 million hours of untreated sewage discharges by water companies in 2023, compared to 1.75 million hours in 2022. The figures show a 54 percent increase in the number of sewage spills compared to 2022, with the total now standing at 464,000. Water firms blamed record rainfall, but the center-left Liberal Democrats, a threat to the Tories in numerous coastal seats in the West Country, are pushing the issue repeatedly as a core message, replacing previously dominant battles like Brexit. They’ve already pushed to turn privately-run water companies into not-for-profits and urged the abolition of water regulator Ofwat as the row makes waves on social media. Party leader Ed Davey on Wednesday called on the government to declare a national environmental emergency, and wants an urgent meeting of the U.K.’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies. “The Liberal Democrats have been warning this Conservative government for years that the sewage scandal is ruining the country’s rivers and beaches and pushing ecosystems to the brink of collapse,” he …

Raw sewage spills doubled in 2023 with heavy rainfall blamed | Politics | News

Raw sewage spills doubled in 2023 with heavy rainfall blamed | Politics | News

The number of raw sewage spills in England doubled last year, reaching the highest since monitoring began. Reports suggest the number of sewage discharges into rivers and sees rose from 1.8 million hours in 2022 to around four million in 2023, reports The Times. When figures published later today (Wednesday), it is expected a huge increase in rainfall combined with a dry spell in 2022 will be blamed. With months of drought in 2022, the number of sewage spills dropped to 301,000. The Times says water firms labelled it progress while the government said it was down to the weather. Last year there were around 475,000 spills, up by 58 percent, claims the report. These discharges happen when rainwater and sewage combine in sewers. The storm overflows, outlets into rivers and seas that act as relief valves during heavy rainfall, then sends the sewage into waterways. Evidence, however, now suggests there are spills on warm days too. This is said to be because of a lack of infrastructure such as storm tanks. Last year dealt …

Clueless Air Force Official Spills Military Secrets to Random Woman on Dating Site

Clueless Air Force Official Spills Military Secrets to Random Woman on Dating Site

“Beloved Dave, do NATO and Biden have a secret plan to help us?” Anything 4 Luv Like something out of a Cold War-era satire, a new court filing reveals just how far one retired military officer went for love. As federal court filings reveal, former Air Force official David Slater has been charged with sharing top-secret information with a woman who claimed to be living in Ukraine at the time of Russia’s invasion in 2022 — an individual who, per the messages sent to the ex-military officer, was not at all subtle about what she was after. “You are my secret informant love!” declared the woman, whom Slater was said to have met on an unnamed “foreign dating website.” After retiring from the Army at the end of 2020, Slater joined the Air Force’s United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) in spring 2021. When taking on that job, the man, now 63 years of age per the Department of Justice’s press release about the case, signed an ironclad top-secret non-disclosure agreement to, you know, not share military …

Germany spills British military secrets to Russia

Germany spills British military secrets to Russia

Ingo Gerhartz discussed the possible delivery of German Taurus missiles on the call – Maja Hitij/Getty Germany accidentally leaked British military secrets to Russia by using off-the-shelf video phone technology to discuss missiles in Ukraine. The head of the Luftwaffe told air force officers and a general who dialled in from his hotel room how British and French officials were delivering Storm Shadows to Ukrainian soldiers. He also said British troops were “on the ground”, a highly sensitive detail that has already caused division and infighting among Nato allies. Recordings of the call were broadcast by a Russian state television executive. The Kremlin maintains that Nato troops on the ground represent a serious provocation. Boris Pistorius, the German defence minister, said on Sunday that Vladimir Putin was using the recording to try to “destabilise” Germany, sowing divisions with an “information war”. In the call, Ingo Gerhartz, the Luftwaffe air force Lieutenant General, discusses the possible delivery of German Taurus missiles, which have a longer range and are more precise than Storm Shadows. “If we’re asked …

‘Ryan Gosling asked me if he could have Ken underpants’: Barbie costume designer Jacqueline Durran spills her secrets | Film

‘Ryan Gosling asked me if he could have Ken underpants’: Barbie costume designer Jacqueline Durran spills her secrets | Film

When Jacqueline Durran was crafting the costumes for the Barbie film, which whipped the world into a hot-pink frenzy last summer, she first worked out all of Barbie’s outfits – and then she “fitted Ken in”. He is, says the British costume designer perhaps best known for her work on period dramas, “the accessory to what she’s wearing”. The notion of a clinger-on Ken clearly amused the cast and crew, as much as it tickled the rest of us when the film exploded on to our screens. “Greta had this great image of ‘Kens’,” says Durran, referring to the film’s director Greta Gerwig. “Like what do Kens do when Barbie doesn’t need them? They just stand idling and waiting: they don’t have anywhere to live, they’re just there.” The fact that the film’s main Ken was played by ultimate “internet boyfriend” Ryan Gosling only makes the joke funnier. Barbie is inadvertently sexy – she isn’t dressing for men In terms of the costumes, this dynamic was expressed by, for example, dressing all the Kens in …

Martin Scorsese Spills The Tea On Robert De Niro’s ‘You Talkin’ To Me?’ Scene

Martin Scorsese Spills The Tea On Robert De Niro’s ‘You Talkin’ To Me?’ Scene

Director Martin Scorsese confirmed to Stephen Colbert that impatient producers were trying to stop him while he filmed one of cinema’s most iconic scenes. (Watch the videos below.) On Thursday’s broadcast of The Late Show, Scorsese was asked by the host if it was true that producers were “trying to make you cut” during a take of Robert De Niro’s famous “You talkin’ to me?” moment from Taxi Driver (1976). “Yeah. We were behind schedule. We were in such trouble,” Scorsese answered. “And they were banging on the door, and I had to open the door and say: ‘This is good. This is good! Wait, give me five, two ― two more minutes. … One more take, one more take!’ And he was improvising it.” Scorsese detailed the bizarre circumstances: He was at De Niro’s feet as the actor ad-libbed with the cameras rolling. De Niro came up with “You talkin’ to me?” the filmmaker said, echoing a previous claim by his star. (De Niro’s choice was inspired by rocker Bruce Springsteen or perhaps an …

Rihanna Spills Major Tea On Her Super Bowl Pregnancy Reveal: ‘I Did What I Had To Do’

Rihanna Spills Major Tea On Her Super Bowl Pregnancy Reveal: ‘I Did What I Had To Do’

Rihanna’s 2023 Super Bowl pregnancy reveal appears to not have been part of her gameday plan. “I did what I had to do, right?” said Rihanna, who noted that her red jumpsuit couldn’t zip up. “No one knew I was pregnant. I just told my stylist, ‘Make sure it’s stretchy.’ So the undergarment was stretchy and this was baggy but, you know, the zip. It just stopped right there, so it had to be what it had to be.” RiRi’s on-camera belly rub arrived amid a medley of hit songs and just days after she teased a surprise guest at the show during an interview with “CBS Mornings” co-host Nate Burleson. Rihanna has since given birth to another baby boy, Riot Rose Mayers, her second child with A$AP Rocky. The pair celebrated the birth of their first child, RZA Athelston Mayers, last year. The singer, who delivered her first performance in five years at the halftime show, described the event as an “out-of-body experience.” “And I feel like I’ve heard that before, I felt it …