LAST night’s Love Island saw Tommy Fury and Molly-Mae Hague reunited in emotional scenes – however, not everyone was sure of their romance.
Viewers were convinced that Tommy and fellow Islander Lucie Donlan were “in love” during the recoupling, and our body language expert Judi James agrees that the boxer appeared “jealous” when Lucie returned with new man George.
Speaking to Fabulous Digital, Judi said: “Tommy’s expression when Lucie walked in with George did suggest some feelings that he possibly wasn't able to mask.
“His normally amiable expression became serious to the point of dour and we actually saw his eyes go up and down as though assessing the new man Lucie had arrived with.
“His face became more stern, serious and even adult as he looks at Lucie and George here.
“He seems to drop the ‘fun’ image and look more reflective, either staring ahead in a deadpan, masked look or adopting a slightly raised brow to suggest suppressed feelings of vulnerability.
“His sideways glances to Lucie look focused and rather wary as though he’s scrutinising the couple and maybe not liking what he sees.
“As her 'friend' he should have been smiling to see her looking happy with a new partner but his unhappy stare did hint that he was less than pleased at that point.”
Judi went on to say that Tommy is clearly attracted to Molly, but his feelings towards Lucie are likely to be “more complex.”
She continued: “With Molly Tommy adopts a completely different look, smiling with both his mouth and an eye-smile expression.
“His brows are raised higher which softens his eye expression to suggest affection. He clearly likes what he sees with Molly but his emotions look much more negative and complex with Lucie and George.”
Surfer Lucie made her feelings for the boxer clear before she left for Casa Amor but had been rebuffed by him in favour of his partner Molly-Mae.
Taking to Twitter during the explosive 80-minute episode, fans couldn’t help but question if the two had hidden feelings for one another.
As Lucie walked in to the villa with new man George, viewers commented that Tommy wasn’t impressed.
One wrote: “Is it just me or did Tommy look disappointed when Lucie returned with George?”
“Is it just me or does Tommy look vexed over Lucie's new beau?” added a second.
In other Love Island news, we reveal where you can buy Lucie's £10 orange buckle bikini.
And Amy confronts Curtis over his doubts during her time in Casa Amour.
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Lala Kent is opening up about her relationship with “soulmate” Randall Emmett.
The Vanderpump Rules star took to Instagram on Wednesday to post a throwback photo from her engagement celebration with the movie producer. In the caption of the photo, Lala explained to her followers why she mysteriously deleted all images of her man on Instagram a few months ago.
“I’ve been with this man 3 and half years. We’ve been through hell and back together,” Lala wrote along with the kissing picture. “He is my soulmate, apart of who I am. The day I met him I knew I wanted to protect him forever.”
“Sometimes things don’t go exactly as I plan. People are hurtful. They create entertainment off of your pain,” the Bravo star continued. “I get it, it’s what I signed up for. I don’t feel he did.”
“In a moment of feeling protective, angry, and impulsive, I deleted every photo of him, including the moment we got engaged,” Lala shared. “I felt what people were saying was so unfair and I’m the one that put him out there like that.”
Lala’s deleting spree occurred in late April, amid the couple’s feud with 50 Cent over money.
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I’ve been with this man 3 and half years. We’ve been through hell and back together. He is my soulmate, apart of who I am. The day I met him I knew I wanted to protect him forever. Sometimes things don’t go exactly as I plan. People are hurtful. They create entertainment off of your pain. I get it, it’s what I signed up for. I don't feel he did. In a moment of feeling protective, angry, and impulsive, I deleted every photo of him, including the moment we got engaged. I felt what people were saying was so unfair and I’m the one that put him out there like that. He is the love of my life. He is kind, and thoughtful, and everything you want when you’re thinking of your future partner. It is a privilege to be around him. No matter what anyone will ever have to say, this is my boo. This is our life. Rand, I will always protect you. 4.18.2020 I’m locking you down for life ♥️
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Now that time has passed, Lala is back to posting pictures of her man on social media.
“He is the love of my life. He is kind, and thoughtful, and everything you want when you’re thinking of your future partner,” Lala said of Randall. “It is a privilege to be around him. No matter what anyone will ever have to say, this is my boo. This is our life. Rand, I will always protect you. 4.18.2020 I’m locking you down for life.”
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Watch Every Trailer We Have For 2019’s Biggest Movies
There’s no denying that 2018 was an excellent year for movies. Thanks to films like Black Panther, Crazy Rich Asians, and Halloween, Hollywood kept us coming back for more at the cinemas all year long.
Now that we’re halfway through 2019, we can say we’ve already seen a large crop of can’t-miss films with even more to come. While the studios are being secretive about some of their biggest projects for the rest of the year, there are already so many fantastic 2019 trailers out. Check out our gallery to see them all, and keep your calendar handy, because 2019 is shaping up to be full of must-see titles.
Arte Johnson, who won an Emmy for his memorable work on Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In and worked in TV and film for nearly half a century, died early Wednesday at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, his family said announced. He was 90.
Johnson earned three consecutive Emmy noms for Laugh-In from 1969-71, winning the first year. He was part of the politically tinged NBC sketch series’ main cast during its entire 1968-73 run, playing myriad characters in the show that launched the careers of such stars as Lily Tomlin, Goldie Hawn, Eileen Brennan, Henry Gisbon, Jo Anne Worley and many others.
Among his most popular characters was Wolfgang, a cigarette-smoking German soldier who believed that World War II was still ongoing, as he scouted the show while hidden behind bushes. He would then invariably comment on the preceding sketch with the drawn-out catchphrase “Very interesting …”, which Johnson claimed was inspired by a Nazi character who spoke the line during an interrogation scene in the 1942 film Desperate Journey.
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Often toward the show’s close, Johnson’s Nazi would offer words of affection to Lucy and Gary (Lucille Ball and her second husband, EP Gary Morton). Their show Here’s Lucy (aka The Lucy Show) on CBS aired on CBS opposite Laugh-In on Monday nights. Johnson reprised the role while voicing the Nazi-inspired character Virman Vundabar on an episode of Justice League Unlimited.
Perhaps his most famous recurring Laugh-In sketch was as Tyrone F. Horneigh, the trenchcoated, muttering “dirty old man” who would cozy up to Ruth Buzzi’s prim spinster character on a park bench. After attempting to strike up a conversation with some double-entendres, his character inevitably would take multiple purse blows to the noggin.
During the show’s third season, Tyrone successfully courted Gladys, which led to an on-air wedding in a March 1970 episode during the spring ratings sweep. Tiny Tim played best man, with Carol Channing as the bridesmaid and Gibson officiating.
Launching as a midseason replacement in January 1968, Laugh-In was a near-instant smash. It topped all of primetime during its first two full seasons — posting a 31.8 rating in 1968-69 and a 26.3 the following season. It won the Emmy for Outstanding Variety Series in 1971 and the Best TV Show Golden Globe in 1969.
But Johnson’s career continued long after Laugh-In wrapped and began long before it. Born Arthur Stanton Eric Johnson on January 20, 1929 in Benton Harbor, MI, his first job in show business came when he impulsively stepped into an audition line and was cast in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, the 1953 comedy that starred Jane Russell and Marilyn Monrioe. Johnson later appeared in Ben Bagley’s The Shoestring Revue, which opened off-Broadway on February 28, 1955, at the President Theater in New York.
Johnson appeared on three episodes of 1955–56 CBS sitcom It’s Always Jan, starring Janis Paige and Merry Anders, and in 1958, he joined the cast of the short-lived NBC sitcom Sally, starring Joan Caulfield. In 1960, he played Ariel Lavalerra in the film adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s novel The Subterraneans. In 1960 and 1961, he was cast in three episodes of Jackie Cooper’s CBS military sitcom/drama series, Hennesey. The following year, he appeared as Mr. Bates in the episode “A Secret Life” on Alfred Hitchcock Presents.
The actor’s other pre-Laugh-In credits include guest shots on such series as Dr. Kildare, The Andy Griffith Show, McHale’s Navy,The Jack Benny Program, Bewitched, The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Donna Reed Show and The Phyllis Diller Show. He also appeared in the 1961 Twilight Zone episode “The Whole Truth,” playing an underpaid car salesman who punches dishonest used car lot owner Jack Carson, and later appeared in Twilight Zone creator Rod Serling’s 1970s anthology series Night Gallery as a ruthless disk jockey who is forced to confront his past transgressions.
His ’70s TV credits also include Love, American Style; The Partridge Family, The Rookies, Get Christie Love!, Fantasy Island, Captain Kangaroo and his first big voice role as Rhubarb in The Houndcats, a Saturday morning cartoon series that aired in 1972. His next starring voice role came in 19t7, when he and Buzzi reprised their Laugh-In characters of Tyrone and Gladys in the toon series Baggy Pants and the Nitwits. This time, Johnson’s Tyrone was a helpful, muttering “superhero.”
Johnson scored his biggest movie role in the 1979 vampire sendup Love at First Bite, playing Renfield, the bug-eating sidekick to star George Hamilton’s Count Dracula — who has relocated to New York City to find a wife.
Johnson continued to work as an actor through the 1990s, focusing mostly on voice-over work later in his career.
Stranger Things is all about ‘80s nostalgia. From subtle (and not-so-subtle) references to movies to movies like E.T. and The Goonies to the era-specific fashion, the entire Netflix series is a major trip down memory lane for anyone who lived through the Reagan decade.
And then there’s the music. The synth-heavy score immediately evokes the 1980s. Plus, each season has prominently featured songs that the characters would have been listening to at the time. Who could forget Will and Jonathan Byers shared love of The Clash’s “Should I Stay Or Should I Go” in Season 1 — or the way Will used the song to communicate with his mother when he was trapped in the Upside Down?
Season 3 of Stranger Things arrives on Netflix on July 4. This season is set in 1985, which means the characters will have the year’s hottest hits playing on their Walkmans as they wander the new Starcourt Mall. And fans can listen right along with the new “Stranger Things Summer of ‘85” station on Pandora.
Pandora’s ‘Stranger Things’ station transports listeners to 1985
Even if you don’t remember 1985 personally, chances are you know its songs. Madonna, Wham!, Foreigner, and Tears for Fears all topped the charts. So did songs like “St. Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion)” and “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” from hit movies like St. Elmo’s Fire and The Breakfast Club.
The Stranger Things Pandora station (which went live on July 3) pulls together some of the year’s most recognizable hits in one perfectly retro mixtape. Among the songs you might hear are hits from Huey Lewis and the News, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, and Stevie Wonder.
The Stranger Things station even has its own DJ, Casey Hawk, who might just end up as one of the Mind Flayer’s latest victims, according to Pandora.
The ‘Stranger Things: Soundtrack’ is out July 5
Dedicated Stranger Things fans might not be content with just streaming 1985’s biggest hits. In that case, you can buy the official soundtrack to Season 3 on July 5 on digital, CD, and cassette (how retro). A vinyl version with a bonus mini-poster and a 7”-inch single hits stores on July 26. Exclusive colored vinyl variants will be available at Walmart, Target, and Urban Outfitters. The soundtrack will feature 15 classic tracks, plus an original cast recording.
In addition, the original score was released digitally on June 28, with a vinyl release to follow in October.
As for the show itself, here’s what to expect from Season 3, according to Netflix.
It’s 1985 in Hawkins, Indiana, and summer’s heating up. School’s out, there’s a brand new mall in town, and the Hawkins crew are on the cusp of adulthood. Romance blossoms and complicates the group’s dynamic, and they’ll have to figure out how to grow up without growing apart. Meanwhile, danger looms. When the town’s threatened by enemies old and new, Eleven and her friends are reminded that evil never ends; it evolves. Now they’ll have to band together to survive, and remember that friendship is always stronger than fear
Stranger Things Season 3 premieres on Netflix on July 4.
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These 14 Performances From Shawn Mendes Prove That He’s the Life of the Party
Since his debut in 2013, pop-rock prince Shawn Mendes has definitely proven his ability to make his fans go crazy. Even though the singer/songwriter is only 20 years old, he knows how to give his fans exactly what they want. Whether he’s making an appearance on camera for Calvin Klein or serving up spice in a new music video, Mendes continues to give off a wow factor in everything he does.
When it comes to performances, his are nothing short of chill inducing. From making six-second videos on the popular app Vine to performing on TV and even headlining arenas around the world, Mendes is doing it all. These 14 performances will make you realize that singing is just in his blood.
It seems all is well with Meghan Markle and Priyanka Chopra after all!
In the August issue of Elle UK, the recently married Mrs. Chopra Jonas gushed about her bestie, who she believes has found her “calling.”
The 36-year-old fondly beamed about the Duchess of Sussex:
“Megs… she was always meant for big things. To be a change and be an important voice in doing that. It’s amazing that she found that calling and has the platform to be able to do it. By the time this comes out, she will have a baby – it’s so amazing how lives change. I’m a big believer in taking charge of your life, but there’s got to be something bigger that puts us into the circumstances that we are put in. Destiny has a weird way of helping you to find your calling.”
Aww, so cute!!
ICYMI, it’s been up in the air for quite some time where the relationship stands between these two, between Meg and Prince Harry not attending the Nickyanka wedding festivities and Priyanka not attending the 37-year-old’s baby shower, but it seems all is forgiven now!
We may even be seeing more of these two together in the future! The former Quantico actress revealed she and Nick Jonas may be looking to purchase a home across the pond:
“I will never forget how the Millennium Dome looked that night, and how I felt after I won . Nick and I want to get a place in London at some point. Whenever I go there, I feel connected to the city.”
Speaking of her hubby, she happily explained what married life is like with the Jonas Brothers singer:
“I’d never realized having a husband and a boyfriend are such different things. When you say your vows, it’s like, this person is my family, and it’s the family I chose. There’s a weird responsibility to them. And a safety that comes from it. We are learning about each other every day.”
Along with her new husband came two sisters, Sophie Turner and Danielle Jonas, and the trio of “The J-Sisters” couldn’t be cuter together:
“I’ve never had a sister, so it’s really nice to have Danielle and Sophie, and just inheriting the family by proxy. Sophie is super talented, super funny and we have the most fun when we go out together. She’s incredible. By the time this comes out, she’ll be the new Mrs Jonas – I can’t wait for her to join the family.”
We love this sister squad!!
P.S. Take a look at Priyanka’s cover and spread (below):
Overlooked is a series of obituaries about remarkable people whose deaths, beginning in 1851, went unreported in The Times.
By Veronica Majerol
When Ralph Lazo saw his Japanese-American friends being forced from their homes and into internment camps during World War II, he did the unexpected: He went with them.
In the spring of 1942, Lazo, a 17-year-old high school student in Los Angeles, boarded a train and headed to the Manzanar Relocation Center, one of 10 internment camps authorized to house Japanese-Americans under President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s executive order in the wake of Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor a few months earlier. The camps, tucked in barren regions of the United States, would incarcerate around 115,000 people living in the West from 1942 to 1946 — two thirds of them United States citizens.
Unlike the other inmates, Lazo did not have to be there. As a Mexican-American, he was the only known person to pretend to be Japanese so he could be willingly interned.
What compelled Lazo to give up his freedom for two and a half years — sleeping in tar paper-covered barracks, using open latrines and showers and waiting on long lines for meals in mess halls, on grounds surrounded by barbed-wire fencing and watched by guards in towers? He wanted to be with his friends.
“My Japanese-American friends at high school were ordered to evacuate the West Coast, so I decided to go along with them,” Lazo told The Los Angeles Times in 1944.
By the time Lazo left Manzanar, his social consciousness had deepened and his outrage over the indignities suffered by Japanese-Americans had grown. It would define how he lived the rest of his life, as an activist who sought to improve education for underprivileged groups and push for reparations for Japanese-Americans who had been interned.
Unlike Lazo, most Americans were swept up by anti-Japanese sentiment propagated by politicians and the media. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Los Angeles Police Department shut down businesses in Little Tokyo, and teachers barred Japanese-American students from reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, Richard Reeves wrote in the book “Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese American Internment in World War II” (2015).
By Christmas of 1941, F.B.I. agents were raiding the homes of Japanese-Americans and arresting them without due process. Public officials, including California’s governor and attorney general, endorsed the idea of detaining people of Japanese descent, even if they were born in America.
Though the Munson report commissioned by the State Department concluded that Japanese-Americans did not pose a national security threat, President Roosevelt signed an executive order on Feb. 19, 1942, that cleared the way for their evacuation and relocation.
Amid the hysteria, expressions of solidarity were rare, said Eric Muller, a professor at the University of North Carolina School of Law in Chapel Hill, and a scholar of Japanese internment.
“There were very small numbers of active allies,” Muller, who created a podcast about life in the camps, said in a phone interview. “There were almost no groups nationally in 1942 that stood up for and alongside Japanese-Americans.”
Lazo was born on Nov. 3, 1924, in Los Angeles, to John Houston Lazo and Rose Padilla. He and his family lived in the Temple Street neighborhood, near Little Tokyo. Lazo’s mother died when he and his sister, Virginia, were young, and they were left in the care of their father, who worked as a house painter and muralist.
At the ethnically diverse Belmont High School, Lazo counted Japanese-Americans among his closest friends. “I fit in very well,” he told The Los Angeles Times in 1981. “We developed this beautiful friendship.”
And as many Americans were distancing themselves from their Japanese neighbors — or worse, attacking them verbally or physically — his identification with his friends grew deeper.
“Who can say I haven’t got Japanese blood in me?” he said in 1944. “Who knows what kind of blood runs in my veins?”
Before he left for internment, he told his father he was “going to camp,” creating the impression that he was going to summer camp. His father did not press him, and neither did government officials whose system for entry into the camps relied largely on self-reporting, said Muller, the U.N.C. professor.
When Lazo’s father found out where his son had really gone, he did not reprimand him. “My father was a very wise man,” Lazo said in 1981. “He probably was very happy I was there.”
About 10,000 people were imprisoned at Manzanar, in the Owens Valley in eastern California. They lived in military-style barracks under a punishing summer desert heat. Despite their grim surroundings, the prisoners demonstrated resiliency, recreating the rhythms of normal life by running schools, newspapers, sports teams, gardens and hiking clubs, all of which the government allowed, Muller said.
Many at Manzanar were aware of Lazo’s ethnicity. One of his high school classmates, Rosie Kakuuchi, said that Lazo spent time amusing the orphaned children at the camp with games and jokes. He had a quirky way of telling stories, and one Christmas he rallied 30 friends to go caroling at the camp.
“We accepted him and loved him,” Kakuuchi, now 93, said in a phone interview. “He was just one of us.”
It wasn’t until August 1944, when Lazo was drafted into the Army, that the government discovered his secret, but he didn’t face any repercussions. In fact, the government issued a news release disclosing his unusual story, which led to The Los Angeles Times writing about it. Lazo served in the Pacific until 1946, receiving a Bronze Star for bravery among other honors.
After the war, Lazo earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology at U.C.L.A. and a master’s degree in education at California State University, Northridge. He married Isabella Natera and they had two sons and a daughter; they divorced in 1977.
Lazo maintained ties to the Japanese-American community throughout his life, attending Manzanar reunions and supporting efforts for government redress payments, which were eventually granted, along with an official apology, as part of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988.
In January 1945, shortly after a Supreme Court ruling that said the government may not detain “loyal” citizens, the War Department announced that internees were free to leave. Most of the 10 camps closed in quick succession, with the last of Manzanar’s prisoners released by Nov. 21, 1945.
(One of the sites, an old Army base at Fort Sill, Okla., was being considered last month as a place to house unaccompanied migrant children, drawing protesters who demanded that the government “stop repeating history.”)
Lazo worked as a high school teacher and later as an academic counselor at Valley College from 1970 to 1987, where he pushed for educational equity for Latinos and others.
“He was very committed, all his life, to what’s fair and what’s just and what’s morally correct,” Edward Moreno, a longtime high school principal who sat on committees with Lazo, said in a phone interview.
Lazo was 67 when he died on Jan. 1, 1992, of liver disease.
His story as a voluntary prisoner resurfaced in 2004 as the subject of the short film “Stand Up for Justice: The Ralph Lazo Story.”
But in his lifetime, Lazo sought to deflect the spotlight. In 1981 he urged a Los Angeles Times reporter to turn the focus away from him and toward what he considered to be the more important story.
“Please write about the injustice of the evacuation,” he said. “This is the real issue.”
The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee reported Wednesday that it had made a $2.4 million severance payment to its former chief executive, Scott Blackmun, when he stepped down under pressure in the wake of the gymnastics abuse scandal.
The committee, which released the information as part of its annual financial reporting, said its administrative costs for the year were up because of that payment as well as other costs associated with the scandal.
Mr. Blackmun stepped down in February 2018, as the committee was criticized over its handling of the scandal, involving the national team doctor for gymnastics, Dr. Lawrence G. Nassar. Dr. Nassar was sent to prison for decades after being accused of sexually abusing more than 150 women and girls.
Mr. Blackmun had called for the resignation of the board of U.S.A. Gymnastics, but many said his actions were too little and too late. Members of Congress and former Olympians were among those who called for Mr. Blackmun to resign.
Mr. Blackmun also had health issues. He had to miss the 2018 Olympics to undergo treatment for prostate cancer. Upon his resignation, he was asked what lesson he could draw from the past two years, and replied, “I don’t know that there is a particular lesson from the last two years.”
In a statement, Susanne Lyons, who leads the U.S.O.P.C.’s board, said: “In 2018 the U.S.O.P.C. board of directors approved a separation agreement including severance for former C.E.O. Scott Blackmun. At that time, based on the requirement for new leadership to guide the organization forward, as well as Blackmun’s serious health challenges, the board approved a separation agreement, as provided for in his contract.”
Sarah Hirshland, a longtime executive with the United States Golf Association, was hired to replace Mr. Blackmun last summer.
The committee turned a profit of $47 million in 2018; typically it runs in the black in Olympic years, and the surpluses cover deficits in non-Olympic years. However, the committee’s administrative costs for 2018 were up to 11.8 percent of their expenses, from a four-year average of 7 percent, and the committee said that was largely because of costs of an independent investigation into the gymnastics scandal.
That scathing report, released last December, found that Mr. Blackmun and Alan Ashley, the chief of sport performance, knew about accusations against Dr. Nassar a year before they became public knowledge but did little to investigate the matter. Mr. Ashley was immediately dismissed; Mr. Blackmun, who had long said the matter should be handled by U.S.A. Gymnastics, had already stepped down.
The committee also faced legal costs and costs associated with appearances of committee officials in front of Congress. A hearing in May 2018 did not go well for the committee; a Congressman shouted at the acting chief executive, Ms. Lyons, “You are not fit to serve in this job.”
The committee, formerly known as the U.S.O.C., added “Paralympic” to its name last month.