Twitter user, @PxckedNath commented: “As a British citizen, I’m disgusted by all these comments towards Boris. In all my years as a British citizen I’ve never seen a PM better than Boris Johnson and I think he’s the best Prime Minister we’ve ever had. Back him and trust the process. We can still do this.”
@sovsewmac tweeted: “For a country who is so anti-bullying, we sure are good at it. Some more than others, yet support for it is paramount.”
@Meandmymonkey agreed: “Would that be right for the country – in this current climate. All of this is over class C non issues really compared to the challenges faced.”
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Today, Gene Tierney’s much loved 1943 fantasy comedy Heaven Can Wait airs on Talking Pictures TV, from 12.55pm. The story follows the Devil as he reflects on the life of the recently dead playboy Henry Van Cleve, and whether he should reside in Heaven or Hell in the afterlife. The picture was nominated for three Academy Awards and also co-starred Don Ameche, but is often remembered as Tierney’s breakout role, which saw her receive top billing in adverts.
Though it afforded her a newfound level of success, Tierney later remarked that the film’s director Ernst Lubitsch was a “tyrant on the set” and “the most demanding of directors”.
She recalled in her 1978 book Self Portrait: “After one scene, which took from noon until five to get, I was almost in tears from listening to Lubitsch shout at me.
“The next day I sought him out, looked him in the eye, and said, ‘Mr. Lubitsch, I’m willing to do my best but I just can’t go on working on this picture if you’re going to keep shouting at me.’ ‘I’m paid to shout at you’, he bellowed. ‘Yes’, I said, ‘and I’m paid to take it – but not enough’.”
During her career in Hollywood, Tierney’s love life was also often spoken of, including reported relationships with the likes of Kirk Douglas and marriage to fashion designer Oleg Cassini.
Gene Tierney’s ‘hopeless’ love with JFK ended over heartbreaking marriage snub (Image: GETTY)
Gene Tierney is considered one of Hollywood’s most beautiful stars (Image: GETTY)
But one relationship Tierney had wasn’t unearthed until she revealed it in Self Portrait, decades after it originally happened.
This was with former US President John F Kennedy, also known as Jack.
The relationship went from strength to strength after starting out in 1946, when Tierney met Kennedy after her marriage with Cassini had broken down.
Kennedy at the time was a young World War Two veteran, who was visiting the set of Dragonwyck, one of Tierney’s upcoming film productions.
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Gene Tierney was married twice (Image: GETTY)
But, even though their relationship deepened over the year they were together, Kennedy admitted there was little future for the pair as a result of his ambitions to become leader of the US.
Writing in her memoir, Tierney said: “We were having lunch one day in New York.
“Just before we were joined by some of his friends, he looked at me and said, out of the blue, ‘You know, Gene, I can never marry you.’ In the chatter, the exchange of greetings as his friends settled into other seats, I said nothing.
“Then it was time for Jack to catch his flight back to Washington.
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John F Kennedy before he died (Image: GETTY)
“As he moved away from the table, I sat still, and in a voice just above a whisper I said, ‘Bye, bye, Jack.’ He stopped, walked back across the room, and said, his smile a little off-centre, ‘What do you mean? That sounds kind of final.’
“‘It is.’ We looked at each other for a long, timeless moment. Then he turned and left to catch his plane.”
Though this marked the end of their time together as a couple, when Kennedy was elected President in 1961, she sent him a note to congratulate him on his victory.
Though the pair did meet again between the breakdown in their relationship in 1947 and Kennedy’s win, Tierney herself noted how she “should have known our situation was hopeless”.
Filming locations in UK (Image: EXPRESS)
She added: “I have never talked with reporters about Jack, and until now had never written about us.
“Only he knew how serious his feelings were.
“But, obviously, when a man tells a woman he can’t marry her, if he feels compelled to say so, then the subject must have been on his mind.”
Tierney received an Oscar nomination in 1945 for Best Actress, missing out to eventual winner Joan Crawford for her role in Mildred Pierce.
She died of emphysema on 1991 just 13 days before her 71st birthday.
Heaven Can Wait airs from 12.55pm today on Talking Pictures TV.
William Friend, 33, was found unconscious on a boat near Masonboro Island on Sunday. Bevin Prince’s friend and fellow actress Odette Annable confirmed his death on Instagram with a heartbreaking post honoring his life.
“The unimaginable has happened and we have to say goodbye to another friend,” Annable wrote.
“The life and love that you gave to my best friend made it feel okay that we were thousands of miles apart.
“What a gift you gave to everyone who knew you to witness the passion that burned in your soul.
“The passion to help people, to build your business, to find happiness like I’d never seen from you living in North Carolina with Bevin.
“You were perfect for her in every way.”
Friend was the CEO of commercial real estate company Bisnow for the past seven years.
“What made Will special was his innate ability to inspire and motivate people – to raise people higher than they thought possible,” said Bisnow COO Greg Mayer in a statement.
“That is the culture he fostered at Bisnow and, ultimately, that will be his lasting legacy.”
While some fans may have thought she left because of salary disputes, Bethenny clarified her reasoning was the total opposite. “If I had stayed, it would’ve been because of the money,” she revealed. “I left because I wanted to leave, I was ready to leave, and I used a technicality deal point as my excuse. I had just lost someone very close to me and I went to work when the show came back. I didn’t want to.”
Bethenny officially announced her RHONY departure in August 2019 ahead of the show’s 12th season, a decision that left her castmates and fans shocked. In a statement to Variety, she said, “It’s time to move on and focus on my daughter, my philanthropy and my production partnership with Mark Burnett, producing and starring in shows which represent a shift in the conversation for women.”
The statement continued, “My experience at Bravo has been an incredibly magical ride. I am so grateful to them for highlighting my entrepreneurialism and allowing me to pave the way for many women to achieve their goals. I am excited for my future. The best is yet to come.”
Kelly Ripa may be daytime TV royalty, but her kids—Michael, 25, Lola, 21, and Joaquin Consuelos, 19—could care less.
Telling E! News’ Daily Pop that her kids often find her and husband Mark Consuelos “lame and old and embarrassing and humiliating,” the Live With Kelly and Ryan proved her point by recounting a recent visit to Joaquin’s college campus.
“We came to see one of our son’s sporting events at the University of Michigan,” she told Daily Pop‘s Loni Love and Jodie Sweetin on July 6, “and all we did was walk up to him. We’re like, ‘Oh, we’ll meet you at your dorm.’ And he’s like, ‘You cannot meet me at my dorm and you cannot be out front. And put your masks on your face. And nobody can know we’re together.'”
In fact, Ripa joked that the only time her kids find her fame “relevant” is “when they need something paid for, when they’re short on rent and they’re like, ‘Oh, mom and dad earn a decent living.'”