Five Star’s Doris on the 80s band’s highs and lows

But looking back, Doris says she only signed up for one reason: to meet Michael Jackson. “I thought, I’ll either be an air hostess so I can get to travel to America, or I’ll be in the group. Either way I’ll definitely get to meet him,” she laughs. The band were cast in the mould of the Jackson Five: a ten-legged singing-and-dancing sensation, with matching sequinned jumpsuits and a knack for pop harmonies. Like their transatlantic counterparts, their career was masterminded by their father – Buster Pearson, a former session musician who had played with Otis Redding, Jimmy Cliff and Wilson Pickett. Having seen the darker side of the industry, Buster initially resisted their entreaties to form a group “because …

How PTSD And Depression Haunts First Responders Even After The Job Is Over

Thousands of paramedics are on the front lines of disasters, accidents, and potentially deadly circumstances every day. Caleb Henry was one of them until he quit his job in 2018 because of the constant barrage of depression, anxiety and higher rates of PTSD, major depressionsubstance abuse and suicide. $16.50 an hour in 2018, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s 40% less than what the average American earned, Money magazine reported.  In New York City, for example, they lag behind firefighters in pay and benefits, according As that suggests, the first responder pecking order often leaves EMTs and paramedics overshadowed by police officers and firefighters. In July, President Donald Trump allocated $7.5 million annually for five years for mental …

Amber Guyger gets 10-year murder sentence for fatally shooting Botham Jean

(CNN)Amber Guyger, the former Dallas police officer who killed Botham Jean in his apartment last year, is heading to prison to begin a 10-year sentence. She will first be eligible for parole in five years. “We’re going to move on and Botham’s family is moving on,” he said. The final day of the murder trial included a stunning moment in which Jean’s younger brother, Brandt, told Guyger during his victim impact statement that he forgave her, and gave her a long hug before she was taken to prison. Just after that, District Judge Tammy Kemp apparently gave Guyger a Bible and also hugged her. “You can have mine. I have three or four more at home,” the judge said. “This …

Gloria Estefan joins politicians and celebrities to pay tribute to legendary Mexican singer Jos Jos

(CNN)The sudden death of Jos Jos shocked celebrities, politicians and generations of fans from across the world. Canadian entertainer Paul Anka called him a friend as he recalled sharing the stage to perform a bilingual rendition of his 1973 song, “Let Me Get To Know You.” Meanwhile, famed TV personality Don Francisco said José José was simply a gigantic figure in the music industry and his “impressive legacy would make him eternal.” He was admired by succeeding generations of Latino singers Spanish singer and songwriter Alejandro Sanz shared his grief during a brief break in his US tour. “Prince of the songs … you created your own kingdom capable of going around the world and hearts. A sincere hug to …

These are the six proposals for a memorial to honor Pulse nightclub shooting victims

Orlando, Florida (CNN)More than three years after the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida, a nonprofit foundation is seeking public comment on final proposals for a memorial and museum honoring the 49 victims of the deadliest act of violence against LGBT people in the history of the country. A foundation created after the tragedy, onePULSE, will unveil the final design proposals to the public on Thursday in Orlando. People will be able to leave comment until October 10 and a jury will make a final selection at the end of the month. Barbara Poma, club co-owner and foundation CEO, said the designs are products of recommendations and ideas drawn from surveys and consultations throughout the nation. “We had these six …

Abbey Road returns to number one 50 years on

Listen to The Abbey Road Story on BBC Sounds Abbey Road: Beatles fans gather to recreate cover shot The Scot who took The Beatles’ Abbey Road photo The new version features original tracks such as Here Comes The Sun and Come Together as well as previously unheard material from the recording sessions. The previous record for longest gap between number one appearances by the same album was held by (yup, you guessed it) The Beatles again, for their seminal 1967 record, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The sprawling psych-rock masterpiece returned to number one in 2017 courtesy of another anniversary re-release – a mere 49 years and 125 days after its previous spell at the top. Image Copyright TheBeatlesVEVO …

‘The Politician’ Falls For The Biggest Temptation Of All

At 26, he has appeared in the “Pitch Perfect” franchise and Broadway shows “The Book of Mormon” and “Dear Evan Hansen,” in the latter taking Clearly, Platt can also act, which is probably why he was cast as the absurdly ambitious, slightly maniacal, disgustingly wealthy Payton Hobart in with Netflix, “The Politician.” The eight-episode show, which started streaming Friday, follows Payton as he tries to ruthlessly crush his competition and win the election for student body president at his prestigious The character is funny and aggravating, lovable yet entirely cringe-y. It’s a juicy role that, on paper, could throw Platt’s “ It’s too bad then that the usually innovative Murphy failed to truly switch things up for Platt. The series, …

How can The Apprentice stay fresh after 15 years?

But while Lord Sugar sees no need to hang up his tie any time soon, the 72-year-old acknowledges it can’t go on forever. “I’ve got one more series [after this one] that I’m contracted for, which will be the 16th series,” he says. “I might do it to 20. Twenty sounds like a round figure.” Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sian Gabbidon won the last series with her idea for a swimwear brand “Having the candidates making stuff in the kitchen is always interesting. One of my favourite tasks is buying the eight items and negotiating. So I do believe the physical side of things is important.” He adds: “The production company’s team spend months researching and dreaming up …

Cow, car collide on Nevada’s ‘Extraterrestrial Highway’ near ‘Storm Area 51’ events

Nevada State Route 375, also known as the “Extraterrestrial Highway,” is an isolated highway about 100 miles north of Las Vegas. (Travis Fedschun/Fox News) The crash happened late Friday between the towns of Rachel and Hiko, about 116 miles north of Las Vegas. “SR375 is all open range, adhere to the posted speed limit, slower speeds are suggested during the overnight hours,” the agency said on Twitter. “Wildlife is not used to this high volume of traffic, please use caution.” A photo posted by the agency showed the front of the vehicle smashed by the impact. Trending in US Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Sandy Hook Promise’s chilling back-to-school PSA hopes to prevent mass shootings

(CNN)It begins with a smiling teen boy, opening his locker to retrieve the “perfect” backpack that his mom bought him. The PSA was created by Sandy Hook Promise, the nonprofit formed after the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, that killed 20 students and six adults. In addition to the teen with the backpack, the PSA features cheery music and students showing off their new binders and headphones. But then the PSA then takes a turn, showing a student running through a hallway. “These new sneakers are just what I needed for the new year,” the student says as screams and gunshots are heard in the background. Other students extol the virtues of jackets (to help …

Ten arrested at climate change protest

Image copyright Jade Evans Image caption Protesters glued themselves to the road Those arrested, on suspicion of public order offences, remain in custody as inquiries continue. Image copyright Jade Evans Image caption There is a large police presence on roads near the port Live music is expected later as part of the demonstration, while flags and signs adorn seafront railings, including slogans like “Rebel for life” and “Climate breakdown kills”. The protest was due to last until 15:00 BST. It comes a day after thousands of people across the UK took part in a global “climate strike day”. Who are Extinction Rebellion and what do they want? Climate protest: A very different kind of school trip Why are young activists …

Partner’s death was hard time, says Radiohead star

“I totally agree I’m a hypocrite but… what do you want to do about it?” He added: “You can do stuff but the real stuff has to happen in Parliament and the UN, and has to happen now, we’re out of time.” ‘Really proud’ Speaking about his relationship with his children, Yorke, 50, said: “I can’t hope to be their mum but we’re alright. “I’m just really proud of them both. It stuns me most days. I can’t believe they’re anything to do with me. They’re just such great people.” He said: “When the kids’ mum died, it was a very difficult period and we went through a lot. “It was very hard. She suffered a great deal and my …

Keeping twin brother’s memory alive after bombing

However, they went their separate ways when Richard joined the Marines as a teenager on the day Stephen started work in the civil service in Cardiff. “When he first left home I found it quite difficult to adjust, not having him around all the time,” says Stephen, who saw his brother start to change. “After Richard joined the marines he certainly became more confident – I think it brings out that level of confidence which he didn’t have before.” Stephen says his brother found basic training tough, but then enjoyed his four years with the band. “He went to some amazing places – Gibraltar, Malta, Belize, all around Europe. He travelled extensively.” Richard spent almost a year in Australia as …

‘Watching an actor play my suicidal younger self’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Matt Haig: “We absolutely never know what sort of person we will be in the future” As Haig puts it, the new play dramatises “the most intense experience of my life and some of the worst days of my life”. The author has had little hands-on involvement in its creation at Sheffield’s Crucible theatre, however. “I’ve given them a relatively free rein,” he says. “The only thing I said as a caveat at the meeting was, ‘You can do what you want with me and Andrea, but please go gentle on my parents’. I’m totally OK with all the warts and all stuff, but with my parents it’s a bit more awkward. “I’ve made …

Rod Stewart ‘in the clear’ after cancer diagnosis

He said: “If you’re positive, and you work through it and you keep a smile on your face… I’ve worked for two years and I’ve just been happy, and the good Lord looked after me.” ‘Go to the doctor’ He urged men to get checked, adding: “Guys, you’ve got to really go to the doctor.” He was speaking at the event in Wentworth, Surrey, alongside former Faces bandmate Ronnie Wood, who has previously been treated for lung cancer. “Somebody up there likes us, Rod,” he said, the paper reported. More than 11,000 men die from prostate cancer in the UK every year. The prostate is a small gland in the pelvis, and is found only in men. Sir Rod’s announcement …

Anderson .Paak’s Neo-Soul Cover Of ‘Old Town Road’ Is Sparking Joy On Twitter

Anderson .Paak’s soulful cover of  The “Ventura” artist spurred wide conversations this year about the country music industry and its inclusion of Black artists.  noted on Twitter, Anderson .Paak’s cover of “Old Town Road” also incorporates instrumentals from Billy Ray Cyrus in April after the original version of the song was In July, “Old Town Road,” featuring Cyrus, broke the record for having the Clearly, Anderson .Paak’s neo-soul twist of “Old Town Road” is also gaining some popularity on Twitter: RELATED COVERAGE Lil Nas X's 'Old Town Road' Is Song Of The Year At 2019 MTV VMAs Download Join HuffPost Plus Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways