NORRISTOWN, Pa. — The topless protester who leaped over a barricade and ran toward Bill Cosby at the start of his sexual assault retrial on Monday is an actress who appeared on the comedian’s family sitcom “The Cosby Show” as a child. Nicolle Rochelle, a member of European feminist group Femen, which is known for staging topless protests, said she wanted to send a message to the 80-year-old comedian. “The main goal was to make Cosby uncomfortable because that is exactly what he has been doing for decades to women,” she told reporters after her release from custody. Rochelle, of Little Falls, New Jersey, had the names of more than 50 of Cosby’s accusers scrawled on her body, along with the words “Women’s Lives Matter,” when she ran in front of Cosby toward a bank of TV cameras outside the suburban Philadelphia courthouse. She was taken down by sheriff’s deputies and charged with disorderly conduct. Her protest came ahead … [Read more...] about Topless Cosby protester appeared on ‘Cosby Show’ as a child
CHRISTOPHER Ecclestone was a hit during his spell as the nation's favourite time traveller in Doctor Who. He's currently starring in the BBC drama Come Home - but what else has Christopher appeared in and how old is the actor? Here's the lowdown... Who is Christopher Eccleston and how old is he? Christoper Eccleston is a 54-year-old actor best known for his work in the science-fiction and fantasy genres. Born in Manchester on February 16, 1964, Christopher was inspired to begin a career in acting after becoming enthralled in television dramas. His early roles between 1991 and 1996 included stints on Inspector Morse, Agatha Christie's Poirot and a regular role in crime series Cracker. Christopher Eccleston married his ex-wife Mischka in November 2011 but the couple split in December 2015. They have two children together, Albert and Esme. When was Christopher Eccleston in Doctor Who? It was announced in April 2004 that Christopher Eccleston would take on the role of The Doctor in the … [Read more...] about How old is Christopher Eccleston and when did The A Word and Come Home actor star in Doctor Who?
ANDREA McLean appeared to suffer an unfortunate blunder when introducing an interview with Claudia Lawrence’s mum. Joan Lawrence will appear on the show tomorrow to speak about her daughter who vanished nine years ago. Andrea told viewers about the interview but appeared to mess up her words. Looking straight into the camera, she said: “We’ll be back tomorrow with an emotional chat with Joan Lawrence on her daughter Claudia’s appearance.” If Andrea had noticed her error she didn't mention and ended the show almost immediately afterwards. Viewers picked up on however, with one tweeting the show and telling them: “I think you mean disappearance Andrea.” On March 19, 2009, Claudia failed to arrive at her chef’s job at the University of York. Despite a hugely high-profile investigation and a subsequent murder inquiry, no trace has been found. Joan, who got divorced from Claudia’s dad Peter, has only been to her daughter’s house … [Read more...] about Andrea McLean appears to suffer unfortunate blunder on Loose Women as she introduces emotional interview with missing Claudia Lawrence’s mum Joan
A Georgia board of commissioners sparked controversy after a former elected official used the n-word several times during a public meeting held the same day it declared April “Confederate History Month.” Former board member Larry Johnson took the podium at the Griffin County Commissioner meeting on March 28 to speak on the declaration, almost immediately focusing his attention on Commissioner Rodney McCord. What begins as light banter quickly escalates into a racially charged discussion, sparked by Johnson’s use of racial slurs. “I told you at that time there were white folks, and there were black folks when I was growing up. There was white trash — my family — and there was n----- town and I lived next to n----- town,” Johnson said. In an official recording of the meeting, McCord can be heard reacting with shock while the rest of the board remains hushed. “You grew up to next to what town?” said McCord, who appears to be one … [Read more...] about Georgia man uses n-word three times during town meeting on ‘Confederate History Month’
PUBLISHED: 08:00 25 April 2017 Stefania Sarrubba Nick Moran in 82, which is being screened at ONE2 festival Archant STEFANIA SARUBBA talks to the co-founder of a new arts festival in London Fields celebrating every aspect of human creativity Music, poetry, comedy, debate and cinema all come under the same roof at a 12-day arts festival in Hackney next month. Starting on May 12, at The Taproom and Brewhouse in London Fields, the ONE2 Festival bills istelf as a “celebration of human creativity” bringing together all artistic disciplines under one umbrella. “We’ve got everything that we could think of in terms of arts,” explains co-organiser Douglas Karson. “This is a huge project! If you include the members of the band, we have 140 people so far. We’re excited to provide an arts festival that will add value not just to the community, but also to the artist involved,” he says. “Those are the people who’ve always loved … [Read more...] about Words, laughs and tunes at Hackney’s new ONE2 Festival