The long-standing feud between actor Matt Damon and talk show host Jimmy Kimmel picked up at Dodger Stadium for Game 5 of the World Series Sunday night. Damon, a Cambridge native, and Kimmel were spotted in the stands repping “I’m with Stupid” T-shirts — complete with arrows pointed at each other — in their respective team colors. The pair’s jokingly hostile relationship began in 2006, when Kimmel would end his eponymous show by pretending there was no time for its last guest, Damon, even if the actor was not scheduled to make an appearance. Their antics have since made their made way into post-Oscars specials, the Emmys, and now the World Series. Joining Damon and Kimmel in the stands was actor (and Damon’s childhood friend) Ben Affleck, who attended Game 4 Saturday as well. Also in attendance Sunday were talk show host Conan O’Brien, “Wheel of Fortune” host Pat Sajak, and actor Andy García. Close … [Read more...] about Matt Damon, Ben Affleck among celebrities at Game 5 of the World Series
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Boston Celtics legend Larry Bird renewed his rivalry with Los Angeles Lakers superstar Magic Johnson before Game 5 of the World Series in a video that aired on the big screen at Dodger Stadium. “Well, well. We meet again Mr. Bird,” Johnson said, as Queen’s You’re My Best Friend played. “How you been?” “I’m great Mr. Dodger,” Bird replied. “Nice shirt. Just looking forward to Game 5.” Johnson, a part owner of the Dodgers, asked the green-and-white “basketball guy” what he knew about baseball. Bird responded that baseball and basketball are the same game, noting both sports are played with round balls, on hardwood or using hard wood, and require one team to come out on top. The opponents, with eight NBA titles between them, reminisced about some of their battles ahead of the potential series decider between the Red Sox and Dodgers. Then they wished each other luck, with some strings attached. “I love you … [Read more...] about Larry Bird and Magic Johnson renewed their rivalry before Game 5 of the World Series
One of the greatest mysteries in art history appears to have been solved. The identity of the model who posed for the most scandalous painting of the 19th century, Gustave Courbet's "L'Origine du monde" (The Origin of the World), has finally been revealed. Experts say they are "99 percent sure" the painting's notoriously naked nether regions belong to the Parisian ballet dancer Constance Queniaux. The canvas has never lost its power to shock — bringing out the prude in Facebook, which censored profiles using it as late as 2011. For decades art historians have been convinced that the naked torso and genitalia it depicts belonged to Courbet's lover, the Irish model Joanna Hiffernan. In a typically Parisian love triangle, she was also romantically linked with his friend, the American artist James Whistler. But doubts persisted — mainly because the dark pubic hair in the painting did not correspond with Hiffernan's mane of flaming red curls. Now documentary evidence found in … [Read more...] about Experts identify model in scandalous painting “The Origin of the World”
PRESIDENT Donald Trump has threatened to pull the United States out of the World Trade Organisation as it treats the the US unfairly, he claims. The Republican president slapped tariffs valued at $200billion ($152bn) on Chinese goods which will start on September 24. Will Donald trump pull the US out of the World Trade Organisation? President Donald Trump has threatened to withdraw the US from the World Trade Organization (WTO), claiming it treats the US unfairly. In an interview with Bloomberg News, Trump said: "If they don’t shape up, I would withdraw from the WTO." It provides a framework for negotiating trade agreements and has a dispute resolution process aimed at enforcing participants' adherence to WTO agreements. Trump said the agreement establishing the body "was the single worst trade deal ever made" and last month claimed the US has been treated "very badly" by the WTO for many years and that the Geneva-based body needs to “change their ways." Trump says the body … [Read more...] about Will Donald Trump pull the US out of the World Trade Organisation and what tariffs have been imposed on China?
Patricia Sullivan and Katie Zezima, The Washington Post Published 5:55 pm PDT, Sunday, September 16, 2018 WILMINGTON, N.C. -- This city has always embraced the water, with a lively riverfront on one side and the ocean on the other. But in the wake of Hurricane Florence, water has rendered Wilmington an island, shut off from the rest of the world. It is impossible to get in and out of the city now. Flooding closed interstates and secondary roads, choking it off by land. The airport has been shuttered since Wednesday. It is not accessible by sea, with the Port of Wilmington on Cape Fear River closed. Wilmington likely will stay marooned for at least another day. It is still raining. It has been raining nearly constantly for days. The rivers are still rising, widespread flooding is expected, and Gov. Roy Cooper, D, said the storm has "never been more dangerous." One official issued a blunt warning to anyone looking to travel to Wilmington, including those who evacuated … [Read more...] about Florence has made Wilmington, N.C., an island cut off from the rest of the world