Derry Girls actor Saoirse Jackson, who plays headstrong and highly strung wannabe writer and leader of the gang of misfits Erin Quinn, said the support the show has received at home has been “incredible.” And just for the record, Saoirse says she hopes she was nothing like her ‘Derry Girls’ character in real life growing up. Speaking alongside Dublin actor Louisa Harland, who plays Erin’s wonderfully spaced out and virtual live-in cousin Orla in the show, Saoirse said she is very excited about the return of Derry Girls, with the cast only getting their first viewing at the Derry premiere last week. Both actors and the characters they bring to life have now become household names in Ireland and beyond after Derry Girls catapulted them into the limelight last year. Saoirse said: “We all thought it was definitely going to take off at home and it was great to have that positive representation of Derry and of the North. I don’t think anybody … [Read more...] about INTERVIEW: Derry Girls Saoirse Jackson and Louisa Harland: ‘I never won anything on Sports Day but now I’m on a mural!’
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After 91 years, famous Ulster Sports Club to close its doors BelfastTelegraph.co.uk You know your days are numbered when your youngest member is in their mid-40s. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/after-91-years-famous-ulster-sports-club-to-close-its-doors-37622023.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article37622022.ece/0bd42/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-12-13_new_46497907_I3.JPG Email You know your days are numbered when your youngest member is in their mid-40s. And sadly, after 91 years in existence, time is being called on Belfast's legendary Ulster Sports Club, with one last hurrah planned for this New Year's Eve. The premises in the city centre have been bought by prominent hotelier Bill Wolsey, who has promised to retain its integrity by keeping the memorabilia that currently adorns the club. Today's members remain proud of the huge selection of framed and signed Irish League football shirts and a signed Northern Ireland shirt that … [Read more...] about After 91 years, famous Ulster Sports Club to close its doors
ASHTON Kutcher has said he feels lucky to be alive after he celebrated his 40th birthday at the California bar where 12 people were shot. The That ‘70s Show star revealed wife Mila Kunis had organised the party at the Borderline Bar & Grill where ex-Marine Ian Long went on a shooting spree on Wednesday. Troubled ex-machine gunner Long, 28, stormed the bar to unleash a hail of bullets in a two-and-a-half minute killing spree before turning his high-powered gun on himself. After the shooting Kutcher wrote on Twitter about the event saying among the guests at the bar in Thousand Oaks were Ivanka Trump's brother-in-law Joshua Kushner, who recently married supermodel Karlie Kloss. "My wife threw me a birthday party this year at the Borderline. Only reason we are alive is the shooter chose a different night. “My heart goes out to the victims. I’ll say it again... Gun Reform Now! Politicians need to stop standing behind the dollar & protect the … [Read more...] about California shooting – Ashton Kutcher says he’s lucky to be alive after wife Mila Kunas held his birthday party at bar where 12 people were massacred
Dave Birkett Detroit Free Press Published 10:00 AM EDT Oct 27, 2018 Get to know Detroit Lions tight end Michael Roberts, who caught two touchdown passes in last week’s win over the Miami Dolphins, in five questions: Who was your hero growing up? “My hero growing up? Wow, it was my grandmother (Deborah Young). My grandmother was someone that really – see, I didn’t play sports growing up. I didn’t really do too much. It was just, I was more of a family-oriented kid. My grandmother was the only one out of our family that really brought everyone together and led by example. And even when she – my grandma passed away from cancer my senior year of high school, and even when she was sick in the hospital, it was like she ended up planning her funeral. She was just one of the strongest people I know. I could never imagine being as strong-minded, as willful as her. I just strive to be. What was your least favorite nickname as a kid? “Bamm-Bamm. My … [Read more...] about Detroit Lions TE Michael Roberts’ grandmother is his hero
Inmate No. 15000-030 is released into the frigid January morning at 8:46, a gray custodial suit of sweatpants and long-sleeved thermal clinging to his immense frame, a bushy salt-and-pepper beard wrapping around his face, a guard escorting him with a high-powered rifle slung over his right shoulder. Most politicians would appear hopelessly—dangerously—misplaced in a federal prison. Kent Sorenson is not most politicians. Standing over six feet tall and weighing every bit of 270 pounds, with 11 tattoos and a cleanshaven head, Sorenson is probably the only state senator to have ever been mistaken for a member of the Aryan Brotherhood. That happened during his first stop on the penal turnpike, the Metropolitan Correctional Center (“The MCC”) in Chicago, an administrative facility with maximum-security lodging where the “fish” was viewed warily by fellow inmates. A white supremacist, they figured, sizing him up. It didn’t take long—as soon as … [Read more...] about Kent Sorenson Was a Tea Party Hero. Then He Lost Everything.