The countdown is on for Dermot O'Leary and his wife Dee Koppang! The couple are set to welcome their first child next month and, ahead of the baby's birth, they posed for a sweet snapshot together, which Dee posted on her Instagram. Her post features two images; the first shows Dee and Dermot in a large park, with Dee looking lovingly at her husband as he takes the selfie. The second photo gives fans a clear glimpse of Dee’s blossoming baby bump. Fans were quick to comment on the pictures, with many remarking on the baby's impending due date. "Lovely picture - you guys can't have long now before babba arrives," one wrote. A second added: "It's nearly time!!!!" … [Read more...] about Dermot O’Leary’s pregnant wife poses for bump photo ahead of baby’s birth
Sending hair to locks of love
Last month, Dermot revealed his wife's due date as he told BBC radio listeners that he was really "excited" at the prospect of becoming a father. During a chat with singer Guy Garvey on Zoe Ball's Radio 2 breakfast show, the host revealed that they are due to welcome their baby in a matter of weeks. "End of June, sort of early July-ish. That's exciting isn't it?" gushed Dermot. "I can't wait!" … [Read more...] about Dermot O’Leary makes marriage confession ahead of welcoming first baby
She added: "With grief, it's often an every day feeling not just anniversaries. The longer the time without them, the more you miss their ways and their voice in your life. Even though of course they'll never leave your heart. These anniversaries are good as they give you an excuse to just spend some time with your thoughts about them. 'I wanted to send some dear love to his family today and all weekend, and all his brilliant friends - mates with Yates, who we love to pieces." … [Read more...] about Zoe Ball reveals sad reason she took a day off radio
That’s the thing I keep coming back to with the Oscars: Some of their decisions can be so progressive, and yet in other ways, it might as well still be 1950. (A woman had not been nominated in Best Cinematography until this year, for God’s sake!) So while it’s been a priority for the Academy to diversify its membership, that more diverse group still nominated Mel Gibson in Best Director last year and gave an Oscar to Casey Affleck. When I think of the Academy, I’m reminded of that short-circuiting control panel that BB-8 had to fix at the beginning of The Last Jedi: As soon as you think you’ve got one problem dealt with, another issue crops up, to the point where you’re tempted to bash your head against something just to cope. So if Moonlight’s win is followed by a Best Picture victory for the less-dexterous Three Billboards, that feels like the Academy I know. Hell, that feels like the world I know right now, with our whiplash-inducing lurch … [Read more...] about Is It Possible to Predict Best Picture in Our Politically Charged Moment?
Older people do not take for granted the ease of doing anything — they are people for whom a trip to the drugstore or the market or the laundry has always required the extra thought that the rest of us are now putting into it, people for whom fresh air in their lungs and a stroll of a few blocks on a sunny day have long felt like luxuries. “I miss the subway, and the ease of using stairs, and of walking,” said the playwright Terrence McNally, who fought lung cancer and COPD for years before dying of COVID on March 24. “In my condition, you learn that there is no such thing as a truly level sidewalk. Everything is either uphill going or uphill coming back.” People who are both fully connected to the lessons of the past and the realities of the moment — this cup of tea, this plate of cookies, this conversation, this hour, this day, this week — are, among other things, examples: They already know what the rest of us are now beginning to grasp. … [Read more...] about Our Fragile Gerontocracy