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Sir Peter Hall: Theatre giant dies aged 86

Sir Peter Hall: Theatre giant dies aged 86

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Founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company and former National Theatre director Sir Peter Hall has died at the age of 86.He died on Monday at University College hospital in London, surrounded by his family, the National Theatre said.During his career he staged the English language premiere of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot and the world premiere of Harold Pinter's Homecoming. Sir Peter had been diagnosed with dementia in 2011.There will be a private family funeral, with details of a memorial service to be announced at a later date.Sir Peter Hall: A giant of British theatreSir Peter - from the archive on BBC ArtsSir Peter became director of the National in 1973 and was responsible for the theatre's move from the Old Vic to the purpose-built complex on the South Bank. He founded the RSC at...
OMG! See Liz Hurley aged 18 as she ditched bra to free the nipple

OMG! See Liz Hurley aged 18 as she ditched bra to free the nipple

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The Austin Powers actress has become an internet sensation.In fact, Liz's Instagram is now flooded with smokin' hot bikini snaps that are sure to send pulses racing.** LIZ HURLEY BIKINI PIC BACKFIRES **However, the 52-year-old wasn't always a glamour girl.Daily Star Online have unearthed snaps of the former punk babe, who used to be rocking an entirely different look.REXTHROWBACK: This is what Liz Hurley looked like at 18Elizabeth Hurley's hottest pictures Elizabeth Hurley's hottest picturesInstagram Elizabeth Hurley's hottest pictures REXFLIRTY: The starlet has always loved the cameraIn snaps taken when she was just 18, Liz can be seen sporting a nose piecing and striking red lipstick.Going braless underneath a skimpy white vest, the bombshell had no problem exp
US comedian Jerry Lewis dies in Vegas aged 91

US comedian Jerry Lewis dies in Vegas aged 91

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US comedian Jerry Lewis, famous for his role as The Nutty Professor, has died aged 91.Lewis, who starred in slapstick comedy films during the 1950s, died at his home in Las Vegas."Famed comedian, actor and legendary entertainer Jerry Lewis passed away peacefully today of natural causes at 91 at his home in Las Vegas with his family by his side," his family said in a statement.Image:Lewis first became a star in a duo with Dean MartinThe actor was renowned for his ten-year partnership with Dean Martin, entertaining audiences in nightclubs, on TV and the big screen.After their split in 1956, he starred in and directed a number of hit films.In 1960, Lewis made his movie directorial debut with The Bellboy and starred in the storybook parody Cinderfella.Three years later he directed and starred ...
Actor who played original Godzilla dies aged 88

Actor who played original Godzilla dies aged 88

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Haruo Nakajima, the actor who played the original Godzilla in the 1954 Japanese classic, has died aged 88.Nakajima, who played the iconic monster a dozen times on screen, died of pneumonia on Monday after being hospitalised last month.The Japanese actor also starred in Akira Kurosawa's classic Seven Samurai in the same year as the original Godzilla film.Born in Yagamata, Japan, in 1929 Nakajima started his film career as a stuntman, getting his first acting break at the age of 25 as the instantly recognisable giant lizard.In the film, Godzilla is awakened by a hydrogen bomb test and comes out of the sea, swimming to Japan and crushing Tokyo.Image:Actors Akira Takarada and Haruo Nakajima pose beside a gold statue of Godzilla The film inspired several adaptations, including an American versi...
The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants

The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants

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GULLIVER is rarely fazed by what happens below the line of his posts. Receiving the occasional shoeing from readers—sometimes insightful, sometimes not—goes with the job. And he has certainly found his views swayed by well-reasoned arguments he finds there.But he was truly gobsmacked at the discussion that ensued from a piece last year about the sexualisation of flight attendants. The post noted a few of the seedier airline hiring practices, such as asking potential recruits, some just 15, to take part in a bikini competition, or carriers refusing to employ married women. It then concluded with what seemed to be an uncontroversial suggestion: female cabin crew should be chosen for their abilities, not for their allure.It turns out that such woolly liberal thinking is merely the product of