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As persecuted gays flee, UK gives Uganda £100m

UGANDA receives almost £100million in British foreign aid every year despite driving out hundreds of gay people who then seek asylum in the UK, it emerged yesterday. More than 200 gay Ugandans in the past two years have successfully claimed their sexual orientation could expose them to persecution and abuse at home, official figures show. None of the aid cash sent is being used to address the treatment of gay people in the east African country. Instead, the 21 current projects funded by the Department for International Development (DfID) are…

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Why the ‘All the Money in the World’ pay gap is the worst thing for Hollywood

The film “All the Money in the World” didn’t live up to its title when it comes to paying actress Michelle Williams — an uncomfortable revelation at a time when Hollywood is still finding its footing with fair treatment of women, experts say. Fans and Hollywood elite alike were reeling Wednesday after USA TODAY reported that a hasty reshoot of the thriller earned actor Mark Wahlberg an additional $1.5 million, while his female co-star Williams simply got an $80 per diem adding up to less than $1,000. “Please go see…

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Hollywood ‘Me too’ movement blasted for promoting ‘Victorian morality’ by French feminists

Around 100 female actors, authors, journalists, psychiatrists and intellectuals have written a manifesto which takes aim at the public protest for promoting “Victorian morality”. Women across the media industry have spoken out against sexual harassment following the Harvey Weinstein scandal which gripped Hollywood. However, condemning the movement in their manifesto the women wrote that people were overreacting to behaviour and that entire careers were being ruined when “their only wrong was touching a knee, stealing a kiss and talking of intimate matters at a professional dinner”. They said: “Far from…

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WATCH Sofia Vergara and Reese Witherspoon KISS on TV tonight: We have the cheeky clip here

They are two of the hottest ladies in Hollywood. Vergara frequently tops the lists of the sexiest women in the world and is never shy about flaunting her sexuality. No wonder, then, that she takes the lead when a hesitant Witherspoon resists her amorous advances and when the first try isn’t passionate enough, the latin lover goes back for another go. Forget va-va-voom, va-va-Vergara strikes again. The scene is a hilarious moment from the buddy comedy about a mismatched pair on the run with a car boot full of cocaine.…

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The Grinning Man review: A gloriously enjoyable show perfect for your inner child

But Tom Morris’s quirkily brilliant production of The Grinning Man fully justifies its transfer from Bristol.  Hugo’s 1869 novel, The Man Who Laughs, tells of Grinpayne, a nobleman’s son, hideously mutilated by order of King James II.  He is rescued by Ursus, a fairground huckster, and performs in a sideshow; at once horrifying and delighting spectators when he whips off his mask to reveal a face gashed into a rictus grin.  Grinpayne’s combination of beauty and deformity attracts the attention of Josiana, a depraved duchess, who plans his seduction.  …

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Guess who THIS is? Hollywood actress unrecognisable as she dresses as a man for axed movie

Compared to Eddie Redmayne, she looks every inch the dashing chap in the Instagram picture, which is seven years old. Believe it or not, it’s Jennifer Garner. The look was for a movie called XX, which was axed when she found out she was pregnant shortly before production began. She joked in the caption: “New Year, New Me. “#themovieneverhappened #turnsoutiwaspregger s#babiesarebetterthanmovies #happynewyear.” Garner shot to fame on Alias at the turn of the century, and also enjoyed lead roles in the likes of 30 Going On 30 and Ghosts of…

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After coming out, H.S. football star is headed to Indiana State

Bain, a running back, finished his high school football career with 50 touchdowns, 3,700 rushing yards and a stellar 255-yard game in a state championship victory. But after he came out, his reputation was no longer only about his skills on the field. His sexuality, he said, made him a target to some opposing players. When they tackled him, he recalled, they would often yell slurs at him. “People would say things like ‘Stay down you f—g’ or ‘Gay people aren’t meant to play football,’ things of that nature,” he…

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Openly gay high school football star signs with Indiana State

Bain, a running back, finished his high school football career with 50 touchdowns, 3,700 rushing yards and a stellar 255-yard game in a state championship victory. But after he came out, his reputation was no longer only about his skills on the field. His sexuality, he said, made him a target to some opposing players. When they tackled him, he recalled, they would often yell slurs at him. “People would say things like ‘Stay down you f—g’ or ‘Gay people aren’t meant to play football,’ things of that nature,” he…

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Bishop of Liverpool hits out at Christians who support Donald Trump

The Church of England Bishop of Liverpool, Paul Bayes, said there was no justification for Christians who went against God’s teachings to protect the poor and weak.  Mr Bayes said: “Some of the things that have been said by religious leaders seem to collude with a system that marginalises the poor, a system which builds walls instead of bridges, a system which says people on the margins of society should be excluded, a system which says we’re not welcoming people any more into our country.  “Whenever people say those kinds…

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Jones needs black voters to beat Moore. They aren’t there yet.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Sylvester Dawson will vote Tuesday in Alabama’s Senate election, but he’s hardly thrilled about the choices. “Honestly speaking, I’m not that excited about either one of them,” Dawson said of Democrat Doug Jones and Republican Roy Moore as he shaved a client at the barber shop he’s run for 23 years in Birmingham’s historic black business district. A Jones field office sits just a few steps away, smack in the middle of a row of black barber shops and take-out joints lined up along 4th Avenue. But…

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