Reese Witherspoon: Elle Woods inspired me to advocate for others
Reese Witherspoon says her ‘Legally Blonde’ character has “inspired” her to “always be an advocate” for herself and others.The 44-year-old actress starred in the 2001 movie as law student Elle Woods, and has now admitted the iconic character has been an inspiration to her in later life, as she praised her for having a “true sense of self”.Speaking during the virtual reunion of the movie’s cast - which Reese held on her Hello Sunshine YouTube channel on Tuesday (21.10.20) - she said: “Of all the movies that I’ve made, there is one that comes up more than any other, and that is ‘Legally Blonde’....
Book review: Outsider Rebus looks inward in Ian Rankin's superb 'A Song for the Dark Times'
“A Song for the Dark Times” by Ian Rankin; Little, Brown (336 pages, $27)———Retirement has never fit former Edinburgh police Inspector John Rebus. His life has revolved around solving crimes, bringing killers to justice and battling the city’s crime boss. Ian Rankin retired his popular character in 2007’s “Exit Music,” adhering to Scotland’s mandatory retirement age for police, but brought him back in both official and unofficial roles.Rankin has found fresh ways to explore his insightful, cantankerous and independent character in each of Rebus’ reappearances, as he does in “A Song for the Dar...
Inzaghi hails Lazio character for victory over Borussia Dortmund
Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi hailed the character of his players after their 3-1 win against Champions League opponents Borussia Dortmund.Ciro Immobile scored one and created another for Jean-Daniel Akpa-Akpro, while Luiz Felipe's header was deflected in during the 3-1 victory.“I loved the humility with which we faced a truly strong opponent, because from the midfield up they have extraordinary players with immense potential," Inzaghi told Sky Sport Italia.“We played a great game of collective sacrifice and then hurt them when we had the chances. We needed humility, to recover some of the player...
Doctor Strange Will Appear In The Next ‘Spider-Man’ Movie
Ever since Captain America: Civil War came out, Tom Holland’s version of Spider-Man has become one of the most popular characters within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The character has gained even more success with his appearances in Spider-Man: Homecoming, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home. With the third MCU Spider-Man movie coming out next year, there have been a few announcements that have been released recently. Fans were already shocked when it was announced that Jamie Foxx would be reprising his role as Electro but were even more surprised when it ...
Man Utd boss Solskjaer: Maguire came through test of character
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praised Harry Maguire for his goal in victory at Newcastle Unted.Maguire struck after the visitors had gone behind via a Luka Shaw own goal.Solskjaer said, "It was a test of character anyway after the 6-1 defeat last time and going 1-0 down so early on made it even more so. But it was great resilience, inspired by the captain.“[It was] great defending. Of course, he's in charge. When we've got the ball, he's so calm and we can control it with him."And he had some great chances [to score] as well."Copyright 2020 tribalfootball.com Pty Ltd. All rights ...
Early encounters with the Nite Owl
A few words on former colleague Bernard Trink, who sadly passed away last week at the age of 89.I first met him at the old Bangkok World office on Phrasumaine Road in mid-1969 before I had joined the Bangkok Post, which was just around the corner on Ratchadamnoen Avenue. Friends who worked at the World introduced me to 38-year-old Trink. They mentioned he was quite a character. They were spot on.I got to know Bernard (he did not like “Bernie”), after the Post took over the World and everyone worked at Ratchadamnoen. For a while I was on the graveyard shift and after midnight Bernard, being a “...
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Why Blonde-Haired, Blue-Eyed Sailor Moon Is Neither White Nor Japanese
An online challenge to redraw the beloved character in one’s own style sparked a kerfuffle among users that drew them into the eternal question of why Japanese anime characters look white to them.Earlier this year, a Twitter storm erupted over drawings of Japan’s eternal anime superheroine, Sailor Moon (セーラームーン). A redraw of the blonde-haired character that gave her Asian facial features drew rapt approval from Twitter users writing in English, before a swift backlash from Japanese and other Asian users who decried it as stereotyping. At the heart of the storm is a question of how manga reader...
Gary Cole's Bill Lumbergh tops worst movie bosses poll
Gary Cole's awful character from the cult 1999 film beat out Meryl Streep's Miranda Priestly from The Devil Wears Prada to top the shameful new countdown compiled by experts at Fandango to mark America's National Boss's Day (16Oct20).Announcing the worst of the worst, Fandango managing editor Erik Davis says, "Gary Cole's soul-crushing, passive-aggressive Lumbergh is everyone's favourite nightmarish boss, and his annoying omnipresence in Mike Judge's iconic Office Space still haunts us to this day."Dabney Coleman's womanising Franklin Hart, Jr. from 9 to 5, Wall Street's Gordon Gekko (Michael ...
Spider-Man: Miles Morales includes unique animations and new villains
'Spider-Man: Miles Morales' will include unique abilities and secret villains.The highly anticipated game is heading to PlayStation 5 next month, and new details are emerging ahead of the big release.In a review from Game Informer, it's said the titular character has his own set of animations to not only differentiate him from Peter Parker's playable version of the web-slinger, but also show his learning curve.It means the new Spider-Man's movements are a bit sloppier than his predecessor, to reflect the fact he's getting to grips with the role.Meanwhile, there will also be a host of surprise ...
'We're a young side' - Germany star Havertz happy with character shown in Switzerland comeback
Germany midfielder Kai Havertz was pleased to see his side show character and come back twice in a 3-3 draw with Switzerland on Tuesday.Early goals from Mario Gavranovic and Remo Freuler gave the Swiss a two-goal lead in the Nations League match in Cologne, but Germany fought back to level the match through goals from Chelsea duo Timo Werner and Havertz.Gavranovic would restore Switzerland's advantage in the second half before Serge Gnabry levelled the match with a wonderful backheel goal on the hour mark.Though Germany missed the chance to win a second straight Nations League match, Havertz s...