Not specifically about science literacy, but more about just what inhabits a person's brain space at a given moment, and how that can lead to a sad degree of ignorance in world affairs. I was mulling over this, when watching a television program called the "Long Way Down" about two motorcyclists (Ewan MacGregor and Charley Boorman) touring from the northern tip of Scotland to the southern tip of South Africa. It's a great show, where a lot of the focus of the programming was on their experiences in the African countries they rode through. There was one segment in particular that was really quite thought provoking, in that they visited a memorial site for the Rwandan Genocide and then asked their fixer (the Rwandan local guiding them through the country) to comment on what he thought about the lack of response from the international community. It was here, that the fellow brought up an issue of timing of when it occurred: things like the brutal killings happened the day after Kirk … [Read more...] about Celebrity culture versus, you know, actual important stuff (or #AIS)
"Entertainment Tonight" has rolled out ET Live, a free, 24-hour live-streaming channel from the leading source of entertainment and celebrity news. The streaming service is now available on desktop, Apple iOS, tvOS, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and in the Google Play store. ET Live provides fans free access to entertainment news and breaking Hollywood headlines, including celebrity interviews, behind-the-scenes coverage, set visits, parties and premieres. Viewers will get up-to-the-minute stories on what's happening in the TV, movie and music industries, courtesy of ET correspondents Lauren Zima, Denny Directo, Cassie DiLaura, Tanner Thomason, Jason Carter and Melicia Johnson. The streaming service will put the spotlight on entertainment's biggest events, like the Oscars, Emmys, Golden Globes, Grammys, Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, NY and LA Fashion Week, Comic-Con, Coachella and more with live, exclusive coverage and original reporting. ET Style will feature original fashion, … [Read more...] about How to watch ET Live, free 24/7 coverage of celebrity news
ARMED cops have sealed off Huddersfield town centre after shots were reportedly fired during the celebrations. Cops say the shots were discharged on Great Northern Street as the carnival passed. Firearms officers and paramedics are thought to be on the scene. Police say three men have been detained in the aftermath of the incident. A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "Armed officers were deployed and found damage to two vehicles, which suggested a firearm had been discharged. "Enquiries at the scene suggested a grey saloon car may have been involved in the incident. "A vehicle matching this description was located a short distance away and further enquiries led to three males being arrested on suspicion of firearms offences. "These males remain in custody at this time. A firearm has also been recovered. "No one is believed to have received injuries as a result of the discharge, which is being treated as a targeted attack." A witness told the Huddersfield Examiner: "All of a sudden … [Read more...] about Huddersfield ‘shooting’ – armed cops seal off festival amid reports of gunshots sparking panic during city’s carnival celebrations
Sky News presenter Colin Brazier has revealed his 'magnificent darling' wife has lost cancer battle aged just 55. Heartbroken Colin told fans on Twitter today that his wife Jo had sadly passed away. The news presenter wrote: "Jo Brazier. Wife. Mother. Friend. Died peacefully July 6th 2018, aged 55." Colin's tragic news comes just three months after fellow sky presenter Simon Thomas lost his wife Gemma to cancer. Colin had previously spoken about his Jo's cancer struggle, while slamming his daughter's university. The anchor claimed claimed Royal Holloway, University of London told daughter Edith to choose between her degree and being with her terminally ill mother. Writing about the incident in the Catholic Herald, Mr Brazier, 49, said: "The only sour note was struck by staff at Royal Holloway. "Our eldest is in the first year of a geology degree there. "She enjoys the course and has been doing well. She faced a difficult choice: drop out and forfeit all the work she's done, or be … [Read more...] about Sky News presenter Colin Brazier reveals ‘magnificent darling’ wife Joanna has lost cancer battle aged just 55
June 25, 2018 Gary Schwitzer is founder and publisher of HealthNewsReview.org. He is a sucker for almost anything that Steve Martin, Martin Short and Tom Hanks do onscreen. But what they do offscreen with their colons is another matter. @garyschwitzer on Twitter. Celebrity news about health care choices is often fraught with misinformation. Celebrity news about screening tests may be the leading category of such misinformation. Titillating tidbits about the stars, but there’s potential harm if the take-home message to readers is “Gee, maybe you should do what these smart, rich people are doing.” Enter People magazine, which – amidst news about Meghan Markle, Rihanna, Demi Lovato, Eva Longoria – last week published online the article you see at right. It was a cheap article for People – really just a shortened transcript of a recent Jimmy Kimmel TV show. In the first line is the news that actors Steve Martin, Martin Short and Tom Hanks … [Read more...] about Celebrity colonoscopy parties – great fun ‘every other year’?