The art of hunting down stolen treasures

Image caption Charley Hill led an art and antiques recovery unit as a Scotland Yard detective Mr Hill knows what he’s talking about, having helped solve one of the most high-profile art crimes of the 20th Century – the 1994 theft from an Oslo museum of an 1893 version of Edvard Munch’s The Scream. The Norwegian authorities called in Mr Hill’s then employers, the Metropolitan Police, for help in finding the painting, which was taken with embarrassing ease. Posing as a “slightly dodgy, mid Atlantic-accented art dealer”, the undercover detective sergeant managed to make contact with the criminals responsible. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption “A masterpiece will tell you itself that it’s a masterpiece – it just jumps out …

Emma Watson’s ‘self-partnership’ shows we’re in a golden age of singlehood

London (CNN)“I call it being self-partnered.” Gossip columnists immediately bemoaned the actress’ self-coined phrase, while supporters on Twitter leapt to her defense. To some, Watson’s new addition to the cultural dictionary reflected nothing more than self-indulgence from a celebrity out of touch with the real world. To others, it was a rare example of a public figure breaking free from the shackles of gawkish expectations and verbalizing the realities of life and love. But perhaps Watson was expressing something quite mundane — by celebrating singlehood, experts say, she was reflecting the changing way in which millennials are moving through life. “I was delighted by the news,” Kate Bolick, the author of bestseller “Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own,” told …

People’s Choice Awards 2019: Kevin Hart makes first public appearance since car accident

(CNN)Some of the biggest names in Hollywood flocked to the E! People’s Choice Awards Sunday night. Kim Kardashian and her sisters won reality show of the year. P!nk was honored with a People’s Champion of 2019 award. “I grew up in a family of activists and I know that one person can make a difference,” she said on stage. “You feel like your life doesn’t matter, get involved. I don’t care about your politics, I care about your kids. Kindness today is an act of rebellion … there is a planet that needs help. Stop fighting each other and help each other.” A truly poignant moment was when Adam Sandler awarded his good friend, Jennifer Aniston with the Icon Award. …

People’s Choice Awards 2019: Watch for Ariana Grande and Avengers

(CNN)The E! People’s Choice Awards will be stacked with actors, comedians and musical acts that promise for an interesting night. Trophies will be given to standouts in movies, TV shows, music and pop culture, voted on by the public. Also handing out trophies will be a mix of pop culture familiars, including Brittany Snow, Jacob Tremblay, Asante Blackk, Jenna Dewan, Joey King, Kelly Rowland, Karamo Brown, Lucy Hale, Sean Hayes and Terry Crews. We’ll even get some stars from the sports world. World Cup-winning soccer player Alex Morgan and tennis player Coco Gauff will be in attendance. As for the “Icon” awards, Jennifer Aniston will receive the People’s Icon, Gwen Stefani the Fashion Icon and Pink will be honored with …

Emilia Clarke is the best reason to go-go to ‘Last Christmas’

(CNN)For those expecting a traditional holiday romance, “Last Christmas” is something of a surprise. That will likely produce a split response to this dragon-free vehicle for “Game of Thrones’” Emilia Clarke, which, with its playlist of George Michael songs, really depends on what you’re looking for if you decide to go-go. Still, director Paul Feig (“Bridesmaids”) and co-writers Emma Thompson (who doubles, delightfully, as Kate’s immigrant mom) and Bryony Kimmings have more on their minds than just the usual romantic comedy. For starters, the London-set film incorporates Brexit into the plot, with Kate’s Yugoslavian parents having emigrated to the U.K., and her mother leery of anti-immigrant sentiment creeping into the country. The film derives its title, meanwhile — and very, …

Linda Hamilton ‘Went Nuts’ On James Cameron For Not ‘Treating Me Like A Human’

Linda Hamilton likes to draw a clear distinction between herself and onscreen alter ego Sarah Connor, but a bit of the character’s take-no-prisoners attitude rubbed off on her during an on-set clash with director James Cameron.  The Daily Beast about the While filming the climactic sequence in the first “Terminator” film when Sarah defeats the cyborg assassin, Hamilton said she asked to see a playback of her performance, which apparently rubbed the director the wrong way.  TOLGA AKMEN via Getty Images Linda Hamilton arrives at the premiere of “Terminator: Dark Fate” in London on Oct. 17. “Jim was like, ‘We don’t have time for this, let’s move on,’” Hamilton recalled.  “Like, ‘If you want to see a human being on …

McDonalds CEO Steps Down After Relationship With Employee

The fast food giant said former president and CEO Steve Easterbrook demonstrated poor judgment. McDonald’s forbids managers from having romantic relationships with direct or indirect reports. “Given the values of the company, I agree with the board that it is time for me to move on,” Easterbrook said in the email. The board of directors named Chris Kempczinski, who recently served as president of McDonald’s USA, as its new president and CEO. “Steve brought me into McDonald’s and he was a patient and helpful mentor,” Kempczinski said, thanking him for his contributions. Download Join HuffPost Plus Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Katie Hill Blasts Sexist Double Standard Fueling Her Resignation

“We have an entire culture that has to change, and we see it in stark clarity today. The forces of revenge by a bitter, jealous man, cyber exploitation, and sexual shaming that targets our gender, and a large segment of society that fears and hates powerful women, have combined to push a young woman out of power and say that she doesn’t belong here,” Hill said in remarks on the House floor. formally approve impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, marking Hill’s final vote. I’m leaving, but we have men who have been credibly accused of intentional acts of sexual violence, and remain in board rooms, on the Supreme Court, in this very body, and worst of all, in the …

Here are the movies and shows coming to HBO Max

New York (CNN Business)HBO Max is debuting in May 2020 with a vast library of TV shows and films. But it will cost you. At $14.99 a month, it is so far the most expensive of the major streaming platforms. So what will HBO Max subscribers get for $15 a month? About 10,000 hours of programming from the biggest brands under WarnerMedia, which is also CNN’s parent company. Subscribers will have on-demand access to a human-curated lineup from HBO, Warner Bros, Cartoon Network, CNN, TNT and TBS, among others. In fact, one of HBO Max’s strongest selling points is its content. Here’s some of what will be available: Max Originals Adventure Time: Distant Lands Craftopia Esme & Roy The Fungies! …

‘I help answer the world’s love letters’

The club’s office is a short stroll from Casa di Giuiletta, or Juliet’s house, where throngs of tourists flock every year to snap selfies and pay homage to Shakespeare’s iconic and ill-fated heroine, Juliet Capulet. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The club is a few streets away from Casa di Giulietta (House of Juliet), one of Verona’s top tourist attractions In a tradition spanning decades, the Juliet Club receives an estimated 50,000 letters every year – many addressed simply to “Juliet, Verona, Italy” – and Martin and the other “secretaries of Juliet” respond to every letter or email that has the sender’s address on. Several special letterboxes allow people in the city to send messages without a stamp, meaning …

Meet The ‘Drag Kids’ Who Want To Slay The World And Then Some

Megan Wennberg aims to showcase the “passion, bravery and self-awareness” of an up-and-coming HuffPost got a sneak peek at “Drag Kids,” which is making its U.S. premiere at New York’s Queen Lactatia demonstrates some fierce moves while sharing a few words of profound wisdom. Many will remember Lactatia as the young queen who joined “RuPaul’s Drag Race” veteran on social media. The Montréal, Canada, native is one of four drag performers under the age of 12 to be profiled in “Drag Kids,” a film that has generated accolades, but Wennberg, whose credits include the 2018 feature film “ Megan Wennberg Queen Lactatia performing on stage at Fierté Montréal Pride 2018. In recent years, the popularity of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” has For others, the notion of …

Emilia Clarke Rings In Birthday With Sweetest ‘Game of Thrones’ Reunion Photo

Emilia Clarke celebrated her birthday with some of her former “Game of Thrones” co-stars in a nostalgia-inducing affair.  The trio, who were all smiles, were celebrating Clarke’s 33rd birthday. Momoa, who played Khal Drogo, can be seen hugging Clarke and Harington, who played Jon Snow. View this post on Instagram A post shared by @emilia_clarke on Oct 26, 2019 at 4:12am PDT View this post on Instagram A post shared by @emilia_clarke on Oct 24, 2019 at 1:18am PDT Fans have since enjoyed seeing the cast reunite on various occasions. appeared together on BBC One’s “ The “Aquaman” actor “I love u my Khalessi,” he wrote. “Happy birthday love.” Camila Cabello Freaks Out Meeting Jason Momoa And Emilia Clarke On Chat Show Emilia …

With ‘Soft Power,’ Francis Jue Is Proud To Flip The Script For Asians In Theater

Francis Jue has found a role that feels like a “spiritual convergence” ― in more ways than one.  M. Butterfly” and “Soft Power,” playwright “I feel like it’s the closest I’ve ever come to being able to speak from my own heart in any show or role I’ve ever played,” Jue, also seen on TV’s “Madam Secretary” and in the 2012 film “Joyful Noise,” told HuffPost. “That’s something really special. I don’t know if this moment will ever happen again for me.”  Los Angeles and Joan Marcus “When Asians appear onstage [in America], we are representatives,” Jue said. “We’re symbols more than we are people at first.” Conrad Ricamora), drop by a New York fundraiser in hopes of a chance encounter with …

She Dedicated Her Life To The Military. Why Didn’t It Protect Her From Abuse?

Photos by Lexey Swall VIRGINIA — When Leah Olszewski was 12, she saw “Top Gun” and that was that — she wanted to join the military. It fit all her fledgling interests as a kid: adventuring outdoors, helping others and working as part of a team. At 14, she walked into a Marine recruiting office in Dublin, California, where she lived at the time, and announced her intention to enlist. The recruiter told her to come back when she was older. At 22, she got her wish and joined in the Army. But it wasn’t until almost two decades later that she fell in love with a charismatic airman of her own. Erik Cardin wasn’t a fighter pilot in the …

Wedding planned in four weeks as cancer returns

Image copyright Amanda Coffey Image caption Adeline Hall used a wheelchair, having recently had spinal surgery “I had imagined our wedding one day, but not under these circumstances,” said Mr Hall, from Breaston in Derbyshire. Image copyright Amanda Coffey Image caption The “beautiful” ceremony was organised in just four weeks Mrs Hall, a primary school teacher, recently had spinal surgery to remove a tumour, so used a wheelchair for much of the ceremony. Friend Amanda Coffey said: “It was a beautiful day and everyone managed not to cry, in fact it was a joyous occasion. “The wheelchair was decorated with flowers and fairy lights and Adeline looked wonderful.” Related Topics Cancer Breast cancer Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate …

Katie Hill Is Not Accused Of Committing A Crime. But She Might Be A Victim Of One.

When Democratic Rep. Katie Hill won election in 2018, she gained attention for securing a tough district held by a Republican. She also made history as the first openly bisexual congresswoman from California. Now she’s capturing headlines again, only this time for all the wrong reasons. Last week, RedState, a conservative news website, ran a story accusing Hill of having extramarital affairs with a female campaign staffer and a male congressional aide. The article included a nude photo of Hill with her breasts obscured. On Thursday, The Daily Mail published more sexually explicit photos of Hill, along with breathless details of her romantic relationships. As a result, private photos of her are spreading like a rot online, and there’s little …