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Russell Crowe, 59, unrecognizable in new pics: ‘He looks 20 years younger’

Russell Crowe, 59, unrecognizable in new pics: ‘He looks 20 years younger’

Russell Crowe, the seasoned actor known for his rugged on-screen personas and distinctive silver beard, has stunned his followers by returning to a look reminiscent of his younger days.  In a recent revelation on social media, the 59-year-old Gladiator star showcased a clean-shaven visage, marking a dramatic departure from his signature bearded appearance that had become an integral part of his identity over the past five years. Turning to his social platform of choice, the actor shared his transformation, suggesting that shedding his beard was part of the preparation for an upcoming 20th film role.  “The actor prepares #20. First shave since 2019,” he captioned, stirring speculation and excitement about his new project among fans and cinema enthusiasts. © Platform XRussell Crowe looks completely different in latest photo The response to Russell’s new look was immediate and overwhelmingly positive, with fans flooding the comments section to express their approval.  Echoes of “Wow, you look 20 years younger!” and similar sentiments of admiration highlighted the striking impact of his decision to forgo facial hair. © Getty …

Photos: Two Years of War in Ukraine

Photos: Two Years of War in Ukraine

Saturday will mark the two-year anniversary of Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine. Although the Russian military initially made broad advances into the country beginning on February 24, 2022, Ukrainian forces, backed by Western support, resisted fiercely, forcing Russia to pull back into eastern and southern Ukraine. Soon, front lines hundreds of miles long were established, and the war evolved into a long and punishing battle of artillery, drones, and close combat across trenches, shattered forests, and ruined villages. Hundreds of thousands of soldiers and civilians have been killed or injured in the conflict. As Russia continues to launch missiles into all parts of Ukraine and presses forward with ground attacks across the front line, Ukrainian forces face intensifying shortages of manpower and ammunition. Gathered below are images from recent months, showing a region reshaped by two years of war. Source link

Largest volcanic eruption in recorded history happened 7300 years ago

Largest volcanic eruption in recorded history happened 7300 years ago

Iōjima Island, itself volcanic, sits at the edge of the huge underwater Kikai-Akahoya volcano caldera The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images The largest volcanic eruption of the current geological epoch happened underwater off the southern coast of Japan about 7300 years ago. The blast produced more than three times as much material as the largest modern eruption known, that of Mount Tambora, which exploded in Indonesia in 1815 and caused such drastic climate changes that it led to the “Year Without a Summer” in 1816. The new record-holder, the Kikai-Akahoya eruption, came from a submerged caldera in a region of sea near the Japanese island of Kyushu. The eruption’s devastating consequences for humans living on nearby islands have been documented by geologists and archaeologists, and analysis of deposits of volcanic ash had indicated that the blast was one of the largest eruptions of the current geological epoch, the Holocene, which began 11,700 years ago. However, the blast’s origins and size were uncertain because of the difficulty in accessing the undersea caldera, the crater that formed …

The Voice UK Announces This Year’s Judge Line-Up For New Series

The Voice UK Announces This Year’s Judge Line-Up For New Series

The Voice UK has announced three new additions to its panel ahead of this year’s series. On Wednesday afternoon, it was confirmed that Sir Tom Jones and Will.i.am will be staying on when the show returns, with some new additions to the team. In a twist to the show’s usual format, the McFly stars will make their decisions as a team, with both musicians having to agree before their chair spins at the blind audition phase. “To be making The Voice UK history as the first ever double chair combo is going to be epic and we’re both ready for the challenge,” they said (in unison, we suppose). “And of course, we couldn’t ask to be in greater company than our fellow Voice family members […] Roll on the talent!” Last year saw the ITV talent show crowning its first ever group winners in vocal duo Jen & Liv, who were mentored by Will.i.am, the only coach to have appeared on every series of The Voice UK. The Voice will return for its 13th series …

Two years after Apple quit Russia over Ukraine, Vision Pros are for sale in Moscow

Two years after Apple quit Russia over Ukraine, Vision Pros are for sale in Moscow

Apple’s Vision Pro headsets are displayed in an Apple store on the day they go on sale for the first time in Los Angeles, California, U.S., February 2, 2024.  Mike Blake | Reuters WASHINGTON — Just one week after Russia launched its full-scale assault on Ukraine in 2022, Apple announced that it was stopping exports of its products into the country. “We are deeply concerned about the Russian invasion of Ukraine and stand with all of the people who are suffering as a result of the violence,” the company said in a statement on March 1. But now, days ahead of the two-year anniversary of the invasion, stores in Moscow are bustling with Apple products – and Russian customers are making appointments to see demonstrations of the brand-new Apple Vision Pro at shops located just blocks from the Kremlin.  Russians aren’t supposed to have access to the Vision Pro: The brand-new product, which was released on February 2 and available in Moscow just days later, is only officially available for sale inside the United States.  Asked …

Ukrainian Factory: two years of war for a Mykolaiv key worker | World news

Ukrainian Factory: two years of war for a Mykolaiv key worker | World news

The film offers a poignant glimpse into the life of Vitalii Velychurov, a key worker in the main bread factory of Mykolaiv, once a frontline city. Russian troops destroyed Mykolaiv’s major infrastructure and most of the city’s residents have left – including Vitalii’s wife and children – but the factory has delivered bread to the besieged population every day since the full scale invasion broke out. Lost in memories of the past and an uncertain future, Vitalii finds solace in the continued rhythm of the factory Source link

‘Little People, Big World’s Amy Roloff on Relationship With Ex Matt Years After Tense Divorce (Exclusive)

‘Little People, Big World’s Amy Roloff on Relationship With Ex Matt Years After Tense Divorce (Exclusive)

Amy Roloff is opening up about where she stands with her ex-husband and Little People, Big World co-star, Matt Roloff.  Talking with ET’s Rachel Smith in an exclusive interview, the reality television star, 61, gave an update on the upcoming season and the personal growth viewers will witness, seven years after she and Matt, 62, went through a tense separation. “I think one of the things you see is me changing and just being with Matt,” Amy says, adding that her own husband, Chris Malek, and Matt’s fiancée, Caryn Chandler, have helped their situation. Amy married Chris in 2021, while Matt popped the question to Caryn in 2023. “Just being with Matt and Caryn, we get involved in a big fundraising event with an organization that means a lot to me,” Amy adds, previewing a storyline from season 25. Collaborating on a project of this magnitude is a major step for the mom of four who said she didn’t “want anything to do with Matt” for quite some time.  Getty Images In her new interview, …

Duo That Defrauded Apple Out of 5,000 iPhones With Repair Scheme Will Spend Up to 20 Years in Prison

Duo That Defrauded Apple Out of 5,000 iPhones With Repair Scheme Will Spend Up to 20 Years in Prison

Two Maryland residents that tried to defraud Apple out of 5,000 iPhones worth millions of dollars were today found guilty of mail fraud. Chinese nationals Haotian Sun and Pengfei Xue masterminded a scheme to get Apple to exchange genuine iPhones for counterfeit iPhones sent in for repair. Between May 2017 and September 2019, Sun and Xue received shipments of inauthentic iPhones from Hong Kong, using spoofed serial numbers and/or IMEI numbers to return them to Apple retail stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers. More than 5,000 total iPhones were submitted to Apple during that two year period. The two have been found guilty of mail fraud and conspiracy to commit mail fraud, and are facing a statutory maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. Sentencing will take place on June 21, 2024. Popular Stories iOS 17.4 Will Add These New Features to Your iPhone Apple last month confirmed that iOS 17.4 will be released in March, and the update includes several new features and changes for the iPhone. Key new features in iOS 17.4 include …

Ashlee Simpson reflects on infamous SNL lip-syncing scandal 20 years later

Ashlee Simpson reflects on infamous SNL lip-syncing scandal 20 years later

Sign up to Roisin O’Connor’s free weekly newsletter Now Hear This for the inside track on all things music Get our Now Hear This email for free Ashlee Simpson has reflected on the early years of her music career, crediting her infamous Saturday Night Live lip-synching fiasco for teaching her the power of saying “no”. The Noughties pop star made her SNL debut in 2004 as the evening’s musical guest, alongside host Jude Law. When it came time for her portion of the show, the pre-recorded track of her hit debut single “Pieces of Me” began to play. However, she was apparently supposed to be performing “Autobiography” – the title song of her debut album, Autobiography – leaving her standing there awkwardly. The scandal effectively halted her budding career. Addressing the controversial moment on a recent episode of Rachel Bilson and Olivia Allen’s Broad Ideas podcast, Simpson admitted: “It was a humbling moment for me. “I think I had the No 1 song, and everything was about to go somewhere, and then it was just like, …