Neil Young faces US citizenship delay over marijuana use

The Canadian songwriter is pursuing dual citizenship in order to vote my conscience on Donald J Trump in the 2020 election a letter to fans posted on his website, the Canadian songwriter said that he passed the test for citizenship, but that he has been called to take another test due to my use of marijuana and how some people who smoke it have a problem. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services added a policy in April 2019, proposed by Jeff Sessions during his period as attorney general, which states: An applicant who is involved in certain marijuana related activities may lack GMC (Good Moral Character) if found to have violated federal law, even if such activity is not unlawful …

‘It’s a sincere process’: why personal dating ads are making a comeback

Instead of using apps, more people are finding connections in plain, typewriter-text ads that slow the dating process In 2019, there seems to be a hankering for nostalgic things. Young people record players for Christmas, and presidents have gone back to the good, old-fashioned business of building walls. Maybe we shouldnt be surprised, then, that the old-school personal dating ad is also making a comeback. You may know the format: short, candid bios written by people looking for love, displayed in public places such as newspapers. Today, of course, they appear on Instagram and Twitter rather than at the back of the morning paper. They gesture towards simplicity, with adverts displayed in typewriter text on plain backgrounds, no photo necessary. …

Mtorhead members win inclusion on Rock Hall of Fame nominations list

Outcry from fans and long-serving musicians wins change after US institution includes Birmingham band on 2020 shortlist When Motrhead were nominated for induction to the singer-songwriter and bassist Lemmy Kilmister, guitarist Phil Philthy Animal Taylor were named as band members. That left out two of the Birmingham heavy metal bands longer-serving musicians, guitarist Phil Campbell and Kilmister and Clarke in 2018. Campbell joined the band in 1984 and stayed until Kilmisters death. Before the Hall made its correction, Dee, the drummer from 1992, told posted to Mtorheads Twitter account said: Thanks to everyone who spoke up loudly. Thanks to the Rock Hall for listening and adding Phil and Mikkey. All for one and one for all! The other nominations for …

Ellen DeGeneres: should we judge her by the company she keeps? | Rebecca Nicholson

Mixing with George W Bush doesnt exactly enhance her liberal credentials Ellen DeGeneres is nice, isnt she? She dances funny. Shes got lovely twinkly eyes and shes made it OK for grans everywhere to love lesbians, if theyre like Ellen and are nice and do dancing. Last week, the comedian and talkshow host used a segment of her show to perform a four-minute monologue on the importance of being friends with people whose views do not always resemble our own, especially when it comes to awkward topics such as war crimes. She was moved to sermonise on this topic after being criticised on Twitter. While watching the Dallas Cowboys, in 2004 called for a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage, …

US guitar firm Fender illegally restricted discounts, says CMA

UK watchdog says minimum sale price made it difficult to find good deals online The UKs competition watchdog has accused the US guitar maker Fender of fixing prices illegally by restricting online discounts on its guitars. From 2013 to 2018, Fender Musical Instruments Europe impeded competitive online pricing by imposing a minimum sale price on vendors, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) such as Eric Clapton, U2s The Edge and Taylor Swift, and its basic Squier range is popular with beginners. The CMA has been investigating Fender since April 2018 and has already fined the company 25,000 for concealing notebooks at its European headquarters in East Grinstead. The watchdog Sign up to the daily Business Today email or follow Guardian …

‘They believe we’re criminals’: black Puerto Ricans say they’re a police target

Activists say police racially profile black communities, despite Puerto Ricos image as a melting pot without racial problems When Nina Figueroa, 25, protested with fellow Puerto Ricans this summer to oust the then governor, Ricardo Rossell, she believed she stood out to police. Figueroa, a college student studying comparative literature, had been arrested multiple times while in the streets and was starting to notice a pattern. I have been arrested in protests three times and all three times I was doing nothing, says Figueroa. I asked myself: Why do the police arrest me so much? And obviously it wasnt until I understood that Im an easy target for the police because Im a black woman. Figueroa is one of many …

Turkey vows to press ahead with attack on Kurdish-led forces in Syria

As Kurds claim border is already being shelled, US appears to backtrack but Ankara says it will not be controlled by threats Turkey has signalled its intent to press ahead with an attack on US-backed Kurdish-led forces in north-east Syria despite confusion over US policy after officials appeared to backtrack on Donald Trumps withdraw troops from the area. The vice-president, Fuat Oktay, said Turkey would execute its own plans regarding national security and would not be controlled by threats. Turkey will not accept a terror corridor or terror state right next to its borders under any circumstances, whatever the cost, he said. The Trump administration appeared to step back from the presidents reported promise to his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyap …

Plcido Domingo withdraws from Met Opera performances after sexual harassment claims

Opera singer drops role in Macbeth and agrees no longer to perform with New York company The Metropolitan Opera announced on Tuesday that Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Theatre and #MeToo: ‘There’s a new anger in women’s stories’

The Weinstein scandal has inspired several new plays ranging from sharp satire to crass comedy. As the mogul heads to trial, we gauge theatres response Katie Arnstein tells a story of a day at drama school when a tutor told her to perform her graduation show in a bra because Im a blonde with a big chest. It is one of several experiences that informed Arnsteins solo show #MeToo numerous allegations of rape and sexual assault levelled at Harvey Weinstein since 2017. (Allegations he continues to deny in the run-up to his trial in September.) I was inspired by the strength shown by people who have called out abuse in the acting industry, Arnstein says. This play is my version …

Miley Cyrus: I was fired from Hotel Transylvania over penis cake photos

Actor-singer says Sony let her go from family animation after seeing images of her licking a phallic gateau bought for her then-boyfriend Liam Hemsworth Miley Cyrus claims she was fired from childrens animation Hotel Transylvania after posing with a penis-shaped cake purchased for her then-boyfriends birthday. Listing a series of her lowest points on Twitter on Thursday, Cyrus who started her career as a Disney Channel star said she was kicked off Hotel Transylvania for buying Liam a penis cake and licking it. Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) I got kicked off hotel Transylvania for buying Liam a penis cake for his birthday and licking it. comedian Sarah Silverman spoke about being fired from a recent film the night before shooting …

R Kelly charged with prostitution and solicitation involving girl under 18

Kelly gets two felony charges for 2001 incident, in which R&B singer allegedly offered girl $200 to take off her clothes and dance Minnesota authorities charged the singer R Kelly on Monday with two counts of prostitution and solicitation involving a girl under 18 in 2001. The Hennepin county attorney, Mike Freeman, said Kelly, whose full name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, is accused of soliciting the girl after meeting her at a concert in Minneapolis. Kelly was not performing at the time, but was doing promotional work. Freeman said the girl was trying to get an autograph from Kelly, and that the R&B performer gave her his signature and a phone number. When the girl called the number, she was …

Woman arrested for threatening to blow up Swedish embassy over A$AP Rocky case

Rebecca Kanter is accused of abusing staff and damaging property at Washington DC embassy A fan of the rapper A$AP Rocky has been arrested in Washington DC after allegedly threatening to blow up the Swedish embassy there. The rapper is currently jailed in Sweden, awaiting trial for an assault charge Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

‘You’ve caused an international incident’: how my work mistake came back to haunt me

It was the Observers big scoop of 2003, and as a young journalist, I was asked to type up a top-secret memo. Now my mess-up has made it to the big screen Have you ever wondered whod play you in a film? I had, occasionally, until the day I got the answer. In spring 2018, a message pinged on to my phone via Facebook from a journalist friend. So this is a bit weird, it read. A sister of a friend is playing you in a movie, apparently. You aware of this? I wasnt. Official Secrets. She wants to meet you, like actors do. She saw we were pals and asked if Id ask you. What did you do in …

50 Cent: Starz show Power snubbed by Emmys for racial reasons

Rapper and executive producer of successful series says its not the first time his work has been overlooked The rapper and producer 50 Cent has said he thinks Power being overlooked by the Emmys over the years was racially motivated, despite the success of the popular Starz series that has a prominently black cast. I like to say its racial, he said during a panel discussion on Friday at the Television Critics Association Press Tour. Thats the easy way to get out of things. People who are running and connected to these ceremonies are not necessarily cool people. After 50 Cents comments, Powers creator Courtney Kemp, who accompanied him on stage, sarcastically said: So now, well never get one. Power, …

Rip Torn, cult actor and Artie in the Larry Sanders Show dies aged 88

Star of a string of 60s classics fell foul of Hollywood because of his temper but found a fresh lease of life in comedy, from TVs Larry Sanders Show to the Men in Black films Rip Torn, Americas celebrated wildman actor, has died aged 88. Torn, who had been a constant presence on stage and screen since the mid-1950s, was arguably better known for his eccentric, and occasionally violent, antics when the cameras werent rolling and on one notorious occasion, when they were. His publicist, Rick Miramontez, confirmed Torn died Tuesday afternoon at his home with his wife, actor Amy Wright, and daughters Katie Torn and Angelica Page by his side. No cause of death was given. During the filming …

Cardi B pleads not guilty to strip club assault

The rapper is accused of ordering attacks on two bartenders, one of whom she accused of sleeping with her husband her husband, the rapper Offset, of Atlanta trio Migos. Cardi B and associates Tawana RemyRojaLaPerla Jackson-Morel and Jeffrey AstonMartinChuck Bush have each been charged with 12 crimes, including assault, harassment and conspiracy. Jackson-Morel and Bush have also pleaded not guilty. Queens County acting district attorney John Ryan said that Cardi B and Jackson-Morel co-ordinated attacks on 15 and 29 August 2018 over social media, and allegedly discussed a financial exchange for carrying them out. In April, Cardi B told the crowd: I aint going to jail. The rapper appeared in court days after Ed Sheerans forthcoming album, No 6 Collaborations …