Fox abruptly cuts off impeachment manager during testimony
In this image from video, House impeachment manager Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., speaks during the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. “The impeachment trial that you're all ignoring, I guess you're afraid ...”At that point, he was shouted down by Watters and Gutfeld. “Impeachment? “We will continue to bring you live coverage of the impeachment trial here on One America News,” anchor Jennifer Franco said. During the trial's first afternoon break, Fox turned to Trump spokesman Jason Miller, who denounced the Democrats' case.
Christopher Plummer got a third act worth singing about
FILE - Christopher Plummer arrives at the Oscars on March 4, 2018, in Los Angeles. Plummer, the dashing award-winning actor who played Captain von Trapp in the film The Sound of Music and at 82 became the oldest Academy Award winner in history, has died. Plummer, the dashing award-winning actor who played Captain von Trapp in the film The Sound of Music and at 82 became the oldest Academy Award winner in history, has died. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)It’s one of the great Hollywood ironies that Christopher Plummer didn’t like the film that made him a legend. Please.”Born in Toronto in 1929, Plummer was the great grandson of Canadian Prime Minister John Abbott and fell for the theater at a young age.
Christopher Plummer, legendary ‘Sound of Music’ star and Oscar winner, dies at 91
By the mid-’60s, he once told Ageless magazine, he had two failed marriages behind him and his drinking was out of control. But with the help of his third wife, former British actress Elaine Taylor, he resuscitated his career. In 1973 he conceived and directed an evening of Shakespearean love themes entitled “Lovers and Madmen,” appearing opposite Zoe Caldwell, and the following year picked up a Tony for the musical “Cyrano.” He scored as Rudyard Kipling in John Huston’s film “The Man Who Would Be King” (1975) and as Sherlock Holmes in the 1980 film “Murder by Decree.” During this period he won an Emmy in NBC miniseries “The Moneychangers” (1976) and starred in Paul Newman’s TV production of “The Shadow Box” in 1980. He also lent his voice to the children’s series “Madeline,” picking up another Emmy, and the animated feature “An American Tail.”chicagotribune.com
Chicago rapper G Herbo mocks pending federal fraud charges in bold new video: ‘In my city I’m a god’
But G Herbo’s statement was a step beyond Rudyard Kipling — and in his own words. Set to a driving, throwback beat and replete with fancy cars and grainy images of the Los Angeles skyline, the slickly produced video shows G Herbo, who also goes by Swervo, at one point throwing up hand signs and bragging about the nonchalance with which he turned himself in to face the charges.chicagotribune.com
Sean Connery, a lion of cinema whose roar went beyond Bond
FILE - This March 4, 1992 file photo shows actor Sean Connery during a news conference in Hamburg, Germany. Connery, considered by many to have been the best James Bond, has died aged 90, according to an announcement from his family. (AP Photo/Christian Eggers, File)Writing an appreciation of Sean Connery feels inevitably inadequate compared to experiencing the real thing. Connery’s Bond became etched as an icon of its era, one increasingly distant from today. That could be because the glint of mischief that accompanied nearly every Connery performance was so present in “The Last Crusade.” Connery always left you feeling if not shaken then very happily stirred.
UK's National Trust details historic sites' links to slavery
FILE - This Jan. 23, 2015 file photo shows Winston Churchill's family home at Chartwell, England, which is cared for by the National Trust. Britains National Trust which looks after hundreds of the countrys well-loved historic sites, published a report Tuesday Sept. 22, 2020, said 93 of its sites have connections with aspects of the global slave trade or Britains colonial history. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP, File)LONDON – Britain’s National Trust, which looks after hundreds of the country’s well-loved historic sites, has detailed how dozens of its properties have links to slavery and colonialism. Some of the places were “partly or largely funded by the proceeds of slavery,” the trust said. The National Trust report also listed colonial writer Rudyard Kipling’s home in Sussex, southern England, and Chartwell, the family home of former Prime Minister Winston Churchill.
Eminent scholar of early U.S., Bernard Bailyn, dies at 97
Bailyn, one of the countrys leading historians of the early U.S., has died at age 97. Bailyn was best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution, among the most influential historical works of the past few decades. (AP Photo/Julia Malakie, File)NEW YORK Bernard Bailyn, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and educator of lasting influence whose The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution transformed how many thought about the countrys formation, has died at 97. This logic of rebellion led the founders not only to defy their colonial rulers, but to envision Americas destiny in the context of world history, Bailyn wrote. An acknowledged landmark in scholarship, The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution won the Pulitzer Prize and Bancroft Prize in 1968.