Liam Williams: ‘I’m still coated in a residue of laddishness, for better or worse’. Having quit standup due to its bearpit blokeishness, the comic is now mining his Yorkshire upbringing for a comedy on modern masculinity
Think of news today, and the images that come to mind are of opinionated journalists, panel discussions with participants shouting each other down and a general cacophony as everybody tries to make their views heard. In the midst of the whole din are the poor viewers who, most often, have no idea what’s going on.However, how many of us remember the good old days of Doordarshan, before cable TV, digital TV and social media bombarded us with non-stop content, where dignified newsreaders and anchors would hold the fort, delivering the news the way it was, without adding their own personal biases or opinions to it. These were anchors the whole nation looked up – they set trends in the way they spoke, dressed, and wore their hair and makeup.For all of us who remember the beloved 70s, 80s and 90s, let’s take a walk down memory lane to track down some of our favourite Doordarshan anchors and see what they are up to these days:
‘Like a high-school play adaptation?’ ... Game of Thrones. Photograph: AP <em>Warning: this article contains spoilers. </em> Well, it is over. The show that launched a thousand memes, won 47 Emmy awards, and lasted longer than many marriages, has finished. And reaction has been decidedly mixed. The eighth season of Game of Thrones has already proved widely unpopular, with more than a million fans signing a petition for a full rewrite. There have been complaints at implausible character arcs, specifically Daenerys’ descent into mass-murderous mania, and the show’s non-white characters getting short shrift. The final episode, which had a lot of threads to pull together, continued to disappoint some. “I’ve defended it all season but that finale was atrocious. Horrific. A travesty,” wrote journalist Rich Feloni. “The conclusion has no regard for at least three-quarters of all the plot that came before it. And the writing felt at times like a high-school play adaptation. The GoT finale will be a punchline forever. What a shame.” Among the key criticisms was that the season concluded with an all-too-convenient ending. When will I ever learn. When will I eeeeever learn. https://t.co/y3B0MJnZKr— Emily Nussbaum (@emilynussbaum) May 20, 2019 This is so bad that I'm expecting someone to turn to the camera at the end and say "and I suppose that was the true GAME OF THRONES"— Mike Bird (@Birdyword) May 20, 2019 That’ll teach you people to look forward to things.— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) May 20, 2019 Bran getting the throne – albeit obviously not the Iron Throne, which died a fitting death – was not a popular move for a lot of viewers, who didn’t think he had earned it, particularly given Tyrion’s baffling speech about everything really being about “stories” and not, as we have seen over the last eight seasons, about people’s ability to murder one another. TYRION: People love stories. And no one has a better story than BranARYA, WHO LEARNED SHAPE-SHIFTING AND MURDERED THE INVINCIBLE ICE KING OF DEATH: Bran has what now— Jason O. Gilbert (@gilbertjasono) May 20, 2019 When you don’t contribute in the group project & still get an A #TheFinalEpisode #GOT pic.twitter.com/UwsAC1JYLH— ||SMKS|| 📸 (@Sincerely_Shas) May 20, 2019 "And who has a better story than Bran?" #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/m7MNTEIUhy— jyoung_phd (@JyoungPhd) May 20, 2019 I pictured Bran more as a tech startup founder— Michael Agger (@magger) May 20, 2019 The not-so-subtle references in the episode, especially when Samwell presented Tyrion with a book called A Song of Ice And Fire, came in for some sniping, as did the slow pace, which had multiple moments where chairs were moved slowly, with great meaning. “A Song of Ice and Fire” #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/6s8EMHT0Ht— Jenna Guillaume (@JennaGuillaume) May 20, 2019 more like game of chairs— Alexandra Petri (@petridishes) May 20, 2019 But not everyone disliked the final episode. In her review, the Guardian’s Lucy Mangan said that the finale “just about delivered. It was true to the series’ overall subject – war, and the pity of war – and, after doing a lot of wrong to several protagonists last week, did right by those left standing.” Guardian writer Stuart Heritage, who live-blogged the episode, was also positive , writing that it “was a really good episode of television. Still, quiet, reflective. This has always been Game of Thrones’ real strength, not the big buck battle scenes.” Well, I liked it— Stuart Heritage (@stuheritage) May 20, 2019 Elsewhere Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun Times described the finale as “satisfying”, while Forbes’ Eric Cain declared that “it was at times brilliant” if quite rushed at others. Finally, somewhere in the middle was CNN’s Brian Lowry, who declared that “overall, it wasn’t a one-for-the-ages finale, held up against the best examples of them and the abundant hype, but it wasn’t an unworthy one either.”
An eagle-eyed 'Game of Thrones' fan thinks they have spotted clues suggesting a major character survived the carnage of the penultimate episode.
You love them, you hate them, but you cannot do without them. Now that Bigg Boss 12 inmates have begun the drama, it’s time to let them go one by one. This week who do you think deserves to say goodbye to the Bigg Boss house?
One of the best news we heard this week was that Komolika might return in the Kasautii Zindagii Kay reboot that Ekta Kapoor is slated to launch. It will be so nostalgic to watch the popular vamp back on television. Every ’90s kid, who has lived through the Kasautii era, still remembers everything about Komolika. The music, makeup, look – all of it is still pretty fresh in our minds. In fact, it’s just a couple of TV villains who have managed to make that impact on us and leave us impressed. For instance, Sudha Chandran as Ramola Sikand and Ashwini Kalsekar as Jigyasa in Kasamh Se. Meghna Malik, as Ammaji in Laado, was also one of the most strong female villain characters onscreen. How we wish we saw these villains back on the small screen. Not that the current onscreen vamps are bad. In fact we absolutely love Shagun in Yeh Hai Mohabbatein and Yamini in Naagin but the vamps of the past were iconic. They stood out and how! More than watching the female protagonists fight for justice and against all the obstacles, we were excited to watch what the next moves of these vamps would be. Be it planning a murder or getting the main leads divorced on the show – they have done it all; sometimes for the sake of money and sometimes just because they are jealous. In fact, I still remember one instance in YHM, where Shagun expressed how much she misses conspiring against Ishita after she moved to another country with Mani. You see, for them being bad is being good. (Text - Bollywoodlife.com)
If you can’t decide on a place to go on your next vacation, these Indian television actresses are here to help you decide which places are the best to visit in India.Niti Taylor, Helly Shah, Devoleena Bhattacharjee, Roop Durgapal and others share best summer holiday destinations with their fans.– Source: India.com; Pictures: Instagram
A photo posted by Karishma Tanna (@karishmaktanna) on Apr 4, 2016 at 9:10am PDT Sana Khan From being obsessed with selfies to posting pictures in breathtakingly expensive designer clothes, Sana Khan never fails to amaze her fans on Instagram. A photo posted by Krystle D'souza (@krystledsouza) on Mar 18, 2016 at 2:22am PDT Mouni Roy The bong beauty’s fashion sense has always been up at the front end and bold yet she carries off her roles with all the grace and elegance required, pretty amazing, right? A photo posted by mon (@imouniroy) on Mar 20, 2016 at 5:56am PDT Divyanka Tripathi You may always see her clad in those heavy sarees but this sanskari bahu grabs eyeballs when she walks out as an entirely different person on red carpet and various events.
You know the expression, “You’re damned if you do, and you’re damned if you don’t?” There needs to be a stronger version of that phrase to describe the constant scrutiny and ridicule to which Marcia Clark was subjected during the O. J. Simpson trial in 1995.
Hot Cuisine, A Benefit For The Scleroderma Research Foundation at Carolines On Broadway on December 8, 2015 in New York City. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s absence from the Netflix reboot of Full House will reportedly be explained away by mentioning that their character, Michelle Tanner, couldn’t be in San Francisco because she’s too busy in New York City working on building her fashion empire.
Carine Roitfeld and Cookie Lyon: On the surface, they may not seem like they have much in common. Carine, the editor-in-chief of her namesake fashion magazine, CR Fashion Book, exemplifies all that is sultry and French—while Cookie, a vengeful ex-inmate with money on her mind, is all about excess. (Also, Cookie, a character on Fox’s Empire portrayed by Taraji P. Henson, isn’t exactly real.) Something that is real? Her undying love of wearing animal prints—an adoration she shares with Mademoiselle Roitfeld. Their overall sartorial aesthetics may vary, but at the core, they both have a taste for fabric inspired by some of nature’s most stunning creatures. (And surprisingly, they’ve even borrowed a few looks from each other!)Click through to see animal prints done two ways: Carine’s, and Cookie’s.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
Eden Sher plays a nerdy teenager with braces and frizzy hair on “The Middle,” but at the Critic’s Choice Awards, the young actress was unrecognizable in a sexy LBD, tamed and stylish bob, and statement red lip.Source: Yahoo Magazines PYC
Natarsha Belling wore an emerald jacket on television. The rich color popped against the blue background and she looked chic. Yet not everyone agreed. The shape of her blazer, with a circular neckline and small deep V, looked like a certain body part that made social media explode.
Jennifer Aniston may have the most famous head of hair in Hollywood, but if you think about it the iconic haircut actually belonged to Rachel Green, her character on “Friends.” When the TV show about six pals living in Manhattan debuted on NBC in 1994, no one could have suspected it would become one of the most popular sitcoms of all time—or that Rachel Green’s evolving haircuts would become the most requested styles in salons. Now with all 10 seasons of “Friends” coming to Netflix on January 1, we can once again relive the show and the enviable hairstyles in chronological order. (Not that we don’t love syndication, but when Rachel has a bob one episode and long layers in the next it’s just distracting.) Here’s a timeline of the character’s best looks over the years.