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My roommate is a bit noisier than average. Would it be fair to ask him to start going back to work?You can ask him, writes advice columnist Eleanor Gordon-Smith. But you might want to ask yourself if he’s really the problem ‘Quiet is never so important at home as when everything else in life feels noisy.’ Painting: Liszt at the Piano (1840) by Josef Danhauser. Photograph: Artexplorer/Alamy
Liv Hewson: the funniest things I have ever seen (on the internet)We asked funny people to tell us what gets them giggling when they’re clicking. Liv Hewson gives us a tour through the early 2000s Australian actor and playwright Liv Hewson has been building a shortlist in preparation for this moment. Photograph: Supplied
Culture beats construction in Covid economic recovery, report findsTwice as many jobs could have been created during the Covid crisis if the federal government had invested in culture rather than construction Coalition’s ‘women friendly’ budget overlooked the arts, which creates 10 times more jobs for women than the home building sector, analysts say. Photograph: Lukas Coch/AAP
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Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand star in the Shakespeare adaptation Apple Original Films is partnering with A24 on the release of “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” a Shakespeare adaptation starring Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand and directed and written by Joel Coen. The film is the latest in the partnership between Apple and A24, which previously partnered on the release of “On the Rocks” from Sofia Coppola. “The Tragedy of Macbeth” will be released in theaters later this year and will then launch on Apple TV+. More to come… Read original story Apple to Release Joel Coen’s ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’ From A24 At TheWrap
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“I don’t like them. I really don’t,” actress admits about the superhero genre Marvel fans might remember that it was Emily Blunt, not Scarlett Johansson, who was the first choice to play Black Widow in “Iron Man 2.” Now, Blunt wants to “clean up the story” about why she turned down the iconic role — and why we probably won’t see her in any future superhero flicks, either. Speaking with Howard Stern on Tuesday while promoting “A Quiet Place Part II,” Blunt explained that she originally turned down the part of Black Widow because she was already contracted to star in the 2010 film “Gulliver’s Travels.” “I was contracted to do ‘Gulliver’s Travels.’ I didn’t want to do ‘Gulliver’s Travels,” Blunt said. “I take such pride in the decisions that I make, and they mean so much to me. The films that I do… I care very deeply, very, very much, about the choices I make. That’s all I have, the choices that I make.” That said, Blunt admitted she’s not the biggest fan of the superhero genre. Elsewhere in the interview, she dispelled a rumor that she and her husband, John Krasinski, would be playing the leads in the next “Fantastic Four” film, brushing it off as “fan-casting.” As a result, Stern asked Blunt if the superhero genre itself was “beneath” her. “It’s not that it’s beneath me,” she responded. “I love ‘Iron Man’ and when I got offered Black Widow I was obsessed with ‘Iron Man.’ I wanted to work with Robert Downey Jr. — it would’ve been amazing. But I don’t know if superhero movies are for me. They’re not up my alley. I don’t like them. I really don’t.” She continued: “It’s been exhausted. We are inundated — it’s not only all the movies, it’s the endless TV shows as well. It’s not to say that I’d never want to play [a superhero]. It would just have to be something so cool and a really cool character, and then I’d be interested.” “A Quiet Place Part II” — a movie with zero superheroes in it — hits theaters May 28. Check out a clip from Blunt’s interview with Stern above. Read original story Emily Blunt Debunks ‘Fantastic Four’ Rumors: ‘I Don’t Know if Superhero Movies Are for Me’ At TheWrap
Ending “Ellen” show opens the door for Kelly Clarkson and Tamron Hall Ellen DeGeneres is ending her daytime talk show after 2022’s Season 19. That’s good news for (relative) newcomers Kelly Clarkson and Tamron Hall, who have been nipping at her heels in syndicated TV ratings for the last year or two. Ellen’s fellow syndicated veteran Maury Povich probably won’t be too broken up over her exit either. Like much of the TV landscape, the “Ellen” ratings have declined for years — but they really started to struggle this season, which kicked off just weeks after production company Warner Bros. fired three of the show’s top producers amid accusations of a toxic workplace and sexual misconduct that tarnished her onscreen persona as a queen of “nice.” DeGeneres’ daytime show is down a whopping 47% in ratings from her previous season so far, averaging a 1.0 in national household ratings. She had a 1.9 average in 2019-20 and a 2.1 in 2018-19. And she’s shed more than 1 million viewers on average since last season, according to Nielsen. “Dr. Phil” has regularly been the daytime talk show leader in ratings, though “Live With Kelly & Ryan” is currently ahead this season,...Read original story Ellen DeGeneres’ Exit Comes After Years of Daytime Ratings Declines At TheWrap
Many people were surprised to see the pictures of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez on what looked like a date at the start of this week. Affleck and Lopez had been a mainstay of the tabloids in the early noughties, which chronicled their relationship from the start, through to their engagement, postponed wedding and eventual break-up. Now, almost 20 years later and after several relationships on each side, it looks like they might be back together. If they are back together, it doesn’t come as much of a surprise to me. I got back in touch with my teenage sweetheart, Andrew, in my late 40s after almost 30 years apart. It ended very well: we’ve been married for four years now. We first met in 1986, when I was 17. I’d packed my bags and left my home on the Isle of Wight to go to stage school, where I had dreams of becoming a professional dancer. In my first year, we did a production of Fiddler on the Roof, in which I played Hodel, one of Tevye’s daughters. The main part of Tevye went to Andrew – a charismatic third year, and one of the most popular boys in the school. He had this aura: women wanted to be with him, and men wanted to be him. I just thought he was so cool, especially because he was the lead singer in a band called Eat. I was delighted when I realised he fancied me back. We started dating and quickly moved in together, to a flat in north London. Unfortunately, about a year after we started dating we had a painful break-up, when he left to go to pursue his music career in the US. I started an acting career, doing bits of work in television, then eventually left showbusiness and became a yoga teacher. Along the way, I got married and had two wonderful sons, who are now 18 and 20. I loved my husband, and our relationship was so right for me at the time. But towards the end of my marriage, when things weren’t going well, I would daydream that Andrew would walk down the garden path and whisk me away. It sometimes felt like he was the one who got away.
Sure, most people have trouble remembering things as they get older. However, many cognitive changes are a normal part of aging—including dementia. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines dementia as a general term to describe "impaired ability to remember, think, or make decisions that interferes with doing everyday activities." And, an estimated 5 million adults live with it. While there is no cure for dementia, identifying it early rather than later can be helpful in terms of management. Here are 7 signs someone is getting dementia, per the Alzheimer's Association—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss this special report: I'm a Doctor and Warn You Never Take This Supplement. 1 You Notice Memory Loss That Impairs Daily Activity While forgetting a phone number is not a big deal, one of the key signs of dementia, per the Alzheimer's Association, is forgetting recently learned information. If someone is asking the same questions repeatedly or having to rely on memory aids, this could be a sign of dementia. 2 You Struggling with Planning or Solving Problem Solving You usually have no issues following a plan or keeping track of your bills. And then, all of a sudden these daily tasks become a struggle. This can be a tell-tale sign of dementia. 3 You Notice Decreased or Poor Judgment Has your decision making or judgement seem to have deteriorated? It could be a sign of dementia. This can come in the form of making bad monetary choices or simply paying little attention to grooming. 4 You Start Getting Times, Places and People Mixed Up People with dementia often lose track of dates, names or even seasons. RELATED: 5 Ways to Prevent Dementia, Says Dr. Sanjay Gupta 5 You Have Trouble Understanding Visual Images and Spatial Relationships Vision problems are also an early sign of dementia, which can impact balance or the ability to read. 6 You Are Having Trouble Speaking or Writing People with dementia often struggle with vocabulary, have difficulty coming up with names for a specific object, or use the wrong name. I 7 You Start Misplacing Things and Can't Retrace Your Steps Another common sign of dementia is that an individual struggles to remember where they put things and can't seem to retrace their steps. And to protect your health, don't miss these Signs You're Getting One of the "Most Deadly" Cancers.
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Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 42 percent of American adults are considered obese. "Obesity is a serious chronic disease, and the prevalence of obesity continues to increase in the United States," they explain. While there are ways to treat obesity, there isn't a cure. However, researchers claim that promising new drugs be the most effective treatment ever. Read on to find out what it is—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss this special report: I'm a Doctor and Warn You Never Take This Supplement. 1 What Is Obesity? Artur Viana, MD, Clinical Director Yale Medicine Metabolic Health&Weight Loss Program previously explained that obesity is defined as a chronic, relapsing, multifactorial, neurobehavioral disease, wherein an increase in body fat promotes adipose tissue dysfunction and abnormal fat mass physical forces, resulting in adverse metabolic, biomechanical, and psychosocial health consequences. "In obesity there is an increase in fat mass and the fat tissue (which is a tissue that is involved in many important regulatory steps in metabolism) is not working as it should," he said. Health complications can include organ system damage and result in everything from diabetes and joint disease to heart disease, and is even one of the leading causes of death in the United States. 2 How Is Obesity Treated Now? While eating a healthy diet and exercise are effective in helping with weight loss, many people who struggle with obesity can't keep the weight off. Currently, there are prescription medications that suppress appetite. "Most current prescribed treatments are aimed at reducing food intake by targeting the central nervous system," says Dr. Yan-Chuan Shi, head of the neuroendocrinology group at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Sydney, Australia."However, these can have significant psychiatric or cardiovascular side effects, which have resulted in over 80% of these medications being withdrawn from the market." 3 What the New Research Says Dr. Yan-Chuan Shi and her team wanted to find a way to help people lose weight with their central nervous system being affected. So, they focused their energy on the nerve signaling molecule called neuropeptide Y (NPY) which helps many mammals to survive without eating as much. Basically, it increases food intake while conserving energy stores by decreasing heat generation in brown adipose tissue—aka fat. "The Y1 receptor acts as a 'brake' for heat generation in the body. In our study, we found that blocking this receptor in fat tissues transformed the 'energy-storing' fat into 'energy-burning' fat, which switched on heat production and reduced weight gain," Shi explained."NPY is a metabolism regulator that plays a critical role during states of low energy supply, where it helps store fat as a survival mechanism," Professor Herbert Herzog, head of the Eating Disorders Lab at Garvan, explained in a press release. "Today, however, these advantageous effects can exacerbate existing diet-induced weight gain, leading to obesity and metabolic disease."RELATED: The #1 Cause of Obesity, According to Science 4 What This Means The researchers are confident that their findings could be a game changer in terms of how obesity is treated. "Our study is crucial evidence that blocking Y1 receptors in peripheral tissues without affecting the central nervous system is effective at preventing obesity by increasing energy expenditure. It reveals a new therapeutic approach that is potentially safer than current medications that target appetite," says Professor Herzog."Our team and other groups have revealed further potential benefits in targeting the NPY-Y1 receptor system, including the stimulation of bone cell growth, and improvement in cardiovascular function and insulin resistance," he added. "We hope that the publication of our findings will lead to increased interest for exploring BIBO3304 and related agents as potential treatments for obesity and other health conditions." And to protect your health, don't miss these Signs You're Getting One of the "Most Deadly" Cancers.
Doing the show is "just not a challenge anymore."
The hosts of the talk show unanimously defended the ousted Republican After more than a week of speculation, Liz Cheney was officially ousted from her leadership position in the GOP on Wednesday, and the hosts of “The View” were exceedingly disappointed. Wednesday was one of the few times the panel unanimously agreed on something political, with each woman defending Cheney. Host Joy Behar kicked off the discussion, applauding Cheney for breaking ranks from Trump and the GOP, no matter what that meant for her job and future within the party. “She is the Joan of Arc, standing up to the heretics at this point. And so she is very lonely in that position,” Behar said. “I do have faith though that she is a tough cookie and intends to persevere. It is rather refreshing to see somebody stand up to the QAnon party, who’s not afraid to lose her job like the rest of those cowards who are shivering and quivering in the corner that they may have to go back to their old lives.” Behar continued to slam the GOP, speculating on the long-term ramifications of those insisting without evidence that the 2020 election was “rigged” or “stolen,” before outright condemning any Republican, lawmakers or otherwise. “In this instance, we may lose our democracy. So, why anybody is a Republican at this point is something I cannot fathom,” Behar said. You can watch Behar’s comments in full below. .@JoyVBehar on Rep. Liz Cheney: “It is rather refreshing to see somebody stand up to the QAnon party who is not afraid to lose her job like the rest of those cowards who are shivering and quivering in the corner.” https://t.co/OtB5sDxzDd pic.twitter.com/J7CkmvAiWh— The View (@TheView) May 12, 2021 Host Sara Haines also noted her dissent in political opinion, but added she appreciates the moves Cheney has made over the last few weeks. “I don’t agree with much of Liz Cheney’s politics, if any at all. I’m leaving a little room for error,” Haines said. “But I do respect her right now because she is standing up for the truth.” Even Meghan McCain, who is openly conservative, praised Cheney for not bowing to the pressure of her party. For McCain, the real disappointment is Cheney’s replacement: Elise Stefanik. McCain noted that Stefanik is historically much more centrist in her voting, where Cheney was decidedly conservative. McCain added that she doesn’t believe that Stefanik “actually believes what she’s saying,” and thinks Stefanik is simply trying to obtain power. Read original story ‘The View': Joy Behar Calls Liz Cheney ‘Joan of Arc’ of GOP, ‘Cannot Fathom’ Why Anyone’s Still Republican (Video) At TheWrap
Ellen DeGeneres, a staple of daytime American talk show culture, said Wednesday she is ending her show after 19 seasons.