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Robert Zemeckis’s (Back to the Future, Forrest Gump) screen adaptation of Roald Dahl’s 1983 children’s book The Witches is good in many ways, but it is sadly lacking in one important area. There is an almost complete absence of movie magic.
Yes, Anne Hathaway gives a “vunderfully” hammy performance as the Grand High Witch (think, The Joker’s lovechild with Miss Jean Brodie’s, and then add a wildly over-the-top Eastern…
WWE’s the Undertaker: ‘The human body isn’t made to take what we do to it’ – The Guardian
After 34 years – and numerous injuries – the 6ft 10in star finally retired from wrestling yesterday. But will he come back from the dead yet again?
Theres not a day I wake up something doesnt hurt, says a matter-of-fact Mark Calaway. Ive already got metal in my hips; Ill walk with a limp for ever; the range of motion of my head is not what it was. It doesnt take a doctor to diagnose why. Since first stepping into the wrestling ring 34 years ago, this 55-year-olds body has taken a staggering amount of abuse. Donning his trademark Stetson, leather coat and perfectly applied black eyeliner, Calaway known by all as the Undertaker has spent a career…
Strictly’s Maisie Smith reveals upsetting moment not seen on TV – Digital Spy
“It knocked my confidence.”
Strictly Come Dancingstar Maisie Smith has opened up about a moment we didn’t see on the show, explaining that her being in the bottom two against The Wanted singer Max George during the November 15 elimination show really had an effect on her.
“Some people have had it in their heads that because I’m a good dancer that I would be safe every week. But that’s so not the case,” she told OK! Magazine.
“It was so, so scary. It wasn’t a nice feeling at all. You didn’t see it on camera, but as soon as…
Major Lindsay’s widow ‘upset’ after The Crown includes ski tragedy – BBC News
Sarah Horsley’s husband Major Lindsay died in an avalanche while skiing with Prince Charles in 1988.
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image captionMajor Lindsay was the Queen’s equerry
The widow of a major killed by an avalanche while skiing with Prince Charles says she was “very upset” over the tragedy’s inclusion in The Crown.
told The Sunday Telegraph she asked Netflix not to dramatise the 1988 disaster at Klosters, Switzerland.
Major Hugh Lindsay was a friend of the Prince’s and a former Queen’s equerry.
Mrs Horsley said: “I was horrified when I was told
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