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Tony Slattery ‘moved’ by reaction to documentary

Tony Slattery ‘moved’ by reaction to documentary

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Comedian Tony Slattery has said he's been "genuinely moved" by the reaction to the documentary about his battles with depression and drug addiction.What's the Matter with Tony Slattery?, on BBC Two's Horizon on Thursday, was broadcast following a revealing article in The Guardian in 2019.The programme followed the Whose Line Is It Anyway? star as he attempted to connect the dots between his undiagnosed bipolar tendencies, drug and alcohol use, and the abuse he suffered as a child by a priest."I'm genuinely moved by all your messages of love, kindness, & support," he wrote on Twitter on Friday, paying special homage to his long-time partner Mark - "the love of my life".Slattery was an improvisational stand-up comedy TV star of the 80s and 90s, but with...
Famous birthdays for May 12: Rami Malek, Tony Hawk

Famous birthdays for May 12: Rami Malek, Tony Hawk

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May 12 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Taurus. They include: -- Painter/poet Edward Lear in 1812 -- Nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale in 1820 -- Poet/painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti in 1828 -- Lawmaker/author Henry Cabot Lodge in 1850 -- Actor Katharine Hepburn in 1907 -- Newscaster Howard K. Smith in 1914 -- Businesswoman Mary Kay Ash in 1918 -- Convicted spy Julius Rosenberg in 1918 -- Baseball Hall of Fame member Yogi Berra in 1925 -- Composer Burt Bacharach in 1928 (age 92) File Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI -- TV personality Tom Snyder in 1936 -- Artist Frank Stella in 1936 (age 84) -- Comedian George Carlin in 1937 -- Musician Steve Winwood in 1948 (age 72) -...
UFC 249 results: Justin Gaethje defeats Tony Ferguson for interim lightweight title

UFC 249 results: Justin Gaethje defeats Tony Ferguson for interim lightweight title

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May 10 (UPI) -- Justin Gaethje upset Tony Ferguson to claim the interim lightweight title in the main event of UFC 249 on Saturday night in Jacksonville, Fla. Gaethje, 31, beat Ferguson via TKO at three minutes, 39 seconds of the fifth round inside an empty VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena. Saturday's card took place in front of no spectators due to the coronavirus pandemic. Following the fight, Gaethje threw the interim belt off after UFC president Dana White put it around his waist. In his interview in the Octagon, Gaethje said he'll "wait for the real one." "I am proud to hold this belt," Gaethje said after the fight. "It feels good. Not many people in the world, much less fighters in the UFC, get to achieve this. So it feels fantastic, and I should enjoy it. But that was the competitor...
Famous birthdays for April 21: Tony Romo, Queen Elizabeth II

Famous birthdays for April 21: Tony Romo, Queen Elizabeth II

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April 21 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Taurus. They include: -- Russian ruler Catherine II -- "Catherine the Great" -- in 1729 -- German educator Friedrich Froebel, who established the concept of the kindergarten, in 1782 -- British novelist Charlotte Bronte in 1816 -- Naturalist/author John Muir in 1838 -- German sociologist Max Weber in 1864 -- Actor Anthony Quinn in 1915 -- British barrister/writer John Mortimer in 1923 -- Britain's Queen Elizabeth II in 1926 (age 94) File Photo by Lucas Jackson/UPI -- Comedian/actor/director Elaine May in 1932 (age 88) -- Actor/director Charles Grodin in 1935 (age 85) -- Anti-death penalty advocate Sister Helen Prejean in 19...
Athletics’ Tony Kemp on taking part in Astros’ sign-stealing system: ‘I said no’

Athletics’ Tony Kemp on taking part in Astros’ sign-stealing system: ‘I said no’

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Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Former Houston Astros utility player Tony Kemp, who was called up by the organization in September 2017, said he declined to take part in the club's illegal sign-stealing scheme. "I was up and down [between the big leagues and minors] in 2017," Kemp told reporters Friday. "Once I got there in September, the system was already in place. I just tried to keep my head down and play hard and not really concern myself with it." Kemp spent most of that 2017 season at the Triple-A level, appearing in only 17 games with the Astros. The 28-year-old utilityman said he was asked by teammates whether he wanted to be a part of the Astros' system, but he made it clear that he wanted no involvement. He said he didn't feel further pressure to participate. "It was out of my hands at that ...