James Corden is best known for playing loveable goofball Smithy in Gavin and Stacey . The 44-year-old actor co-wrote and starred in the comedy series with Ruth Jones, after becoming pals while filming another show, Fat Friends. Since then, Corden has become a big name in America while hosting The Late Late Show and starred in a number of huge movies. He made the move into Hollywood by appearing in a lot of musical films, such as Into the Woods, Cats, The Prom and Cinderella. However, life could have been very different for James, as he came close to being cast in one of the biggest movie franchises of all time. James Corden missed out on some major roles ( Image: Getty Images) James auditioned for the role of Samwise Gamgee in Lord of the Rings ( Image: Instagram) He auditioned for the role of Samwise Gamgee, Frodo's best pal, in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Speaking to actor Josh Horowitz on his Happy Sad Confused podcast, James opened up … [Read more...] about All the roles James Corden missed out on – and claim ‘chubby’ actors are excluded
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This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 9 NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — A former “Dances With Wolves” actor accused of sexually abusing Indigenous girls and women for two decades in multiple states has been charged in Nevada for crimes that prosecutors said occurred in the Las Vegas-area starting in 2012. Nathan Chasing Horse, 46, was formally charged Monday morning during a brief appearance in a North Las Vegas courtroom full of his friends and relatives who had hoped to see him released on bail. But a judge postponed hearing arguments about his custody status until Wednesday to give Chasing Horse's new California-based attorney, Alexandra Kazaria, additional time to obtain permission from the State Bar of Nevada to represent him in the case. Nevada law requires prosecutors to present convincing evidence that a defendant should remain in custody. Clark County Deputy District Attorney … [Read more...] about ‘Dances With Wolves’ actor charged in Nevada sex abuse case
To hear more audio stories from publications like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android . Late one summer evening in 2018, an American citizen named Joseph Mahmoud Dibee was sitting in José Martí International Airport in Havana, Cuba — trying, unsuccessfully, to sleep — when he was approached by three men. Dibee, a civil engineer, was in Havana on a layover. After a long business trip in Ecuador, he was heading home to Russia, where he lived with his wife and stepson. The men demanded his passport, then led him out of the terminal and into a waiting sedan. Dibee asked where they were going, but got no response. Sandwiched between his captors, he was driven miles through the night before finally arriving at what appeared to be a jail. For the next three days, Dibee would claim in a subsequent court filing, he was imprisoned without explanation and, in effect, tortured. His small concrete cell was open to the elements; during the day, the cage baked. As … [Read more...] about The Rise and Fall of America’s Environmentalist Underground
Disruption is inevitable in every business, often driven by changes in the global environment like COVID, recession, technology or wars, resulting in a spiraling, existential crisis for a company. Although these disruptions are highly publicized, what doesn't get sufficient attention is the significant role that management plays in determining the outcome of the crisis. When faced with the inevitable struggles of operating in a complex global economy, many organizations fail to adapt during these crises and end up exiting their business by merging or selling their company. One's ability to steer their organization out of the crisis becomes either an entry in the list of trials to overcome and an inspiring lesson for the next generation or the crisis that sinks the ship. For a company to meet the ever-increasing demands of the marketplace and survive the inevitable downturns, it's imperative the management team has capabilities suited for both normal and crisis times. In other … [Read more...] about Ambidexterity: The Key to an Undisruptable C-suite
Over 120,000 views of a video showing a boy being sexually assaulted. A recommendation engine suggesting that a user follow content related to exploited children. Users continually posting abusive material, delays in taking it down when it is detected and friction with organizations that police it. All since Elon Musk declared that “removing child exploitation is priority #1” in a tweet in late November. Under Mr. Musk’s ownership, Twitter’s head of safety, Ella Irwin, said she had been moving rapidly to combat child sexual abuse material, which was prevalent on the site — as it is on most tech platforms — under the previous owners. “Twitter 2.0” will be different, the company promised. But a review by The New York Times found that the imagery, commonly known as child pornography, persisted on the platform, including widely circulated material that the authorities consider the easiest to detect and eliminate. After Mr. Musk took the reins in late October, … [Read more...] about Musk Pledged to Cleanse Twitter of Child Abuse Content. It’s Been Rough Going.
For a brief moment, we could taste victory. On the first turn of our online Pokémon battle against the player Athena2023, our Aegislash dealt some serious damage to Athena2023’s Gengar . One more blow like that, and Gengar, a little purple ghost with a sinister grin, would be toast. But Athena2023 had other ideas. Before we could make another move, Gengar blew away Aegislash, a levitating Pokémon with the appearance of a zoomorphic sword and shield, with a single attack. The point of a battle is to use your team of six Pokémon to knock out all six of your opponent’s, and we were losing fast. Athena2023 sent out a Lunala , a demonic purple-and-white bird with scythes for wings, which proceeded to eviscerate three straight Pokémon with an attack called Moongeist Beam. By turn 13, we had lost four of our Pokémon and defeated exactly zero of Athena2023’s. Such a pathetic showing might ordinarily elicit a smirk or some pity from an opposing player. But Athena2023 is not capable of … [Read more...] about A Machine Crushed Us at Pokémon
NASA's new "quiet" supersonic plane—which could make Concorde-style supersonic flights, allowing passengers to fly faster than the speed of sound a reality—has received a green light for construction. The X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology (QueSST) aircraft got its final approval for assembly following a major project review known as Key Decision Point-D (KDP-D), putting the plane on track for construction by 2020 and its first flight in 2021, NASA announced this week. "With the completion of KDP-D we've shown the project is on schedule, it's well planned and on track. We have everything in place to continue this historic research mission for the nation's air-traveling public," Bob Pearce, NASA's Associate Administrator for Aeronautics, said in a statement. The new aircraft is designed to reduce the loudness of the deafening sonic boom noise normally associated with superfast planes to "that of a gentle thump, if it is heard at all," NASA said. Its construction will be managed … [Read more...] about NASA’s $247.5 Million Supersonic Passenger Jet to Launch in 2021
Actor Terry Crews graced America's Got Talent stage Monday night as the talent show's newest host, and while he might be new to some viewers, it's far from the first time he's been on the screen. Crews didn't start as an actor right away, he was first drafted into the NFL by the Los Angeles Rams in 1991 as a defensive end and linebacker. Through his eight-year career, Crews also played for the San Diego Chargers and Washington Redskins. The 50-year-old got his first acting job in 1999; however, arguably the first time Crews caught audience's attention was his role in 2004 comedy film, White Chicks. Just one year later, Crews played the role of Chris Rock's father in the TV sitcom, Everybody Hates Chris. More recently, on the other hand, the over 6-foot tall actor plays Sergeant Terry Jeffords in the award-winning sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Aside from his successful acting career, Crews also made headlines after coming forward in #MeToo movement. In October 2017, Crews … [Read more...] about Who Is New AGT Host, Terry Crews?
Four electricity substations in the Tacoma, Washington, area were attacked Sunday, affecting thousands of customers, authorities said. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department described the early morning attacks on two Tacoma Public Utilities substations and a Puget Sound Energy facility as acts of vandalism, with those responsible unidentified. "It is unknown if there are any motives or if this was a coordinated attack on the power systems," the sheriff’s department said in a statement. The agency estimated that the number of affected homes and businesses was 14,000 at one point Sunday, when three substations were affected. The sheriff's department described a fourth incident Sunday about 7:21 p.m. at another Puget Sound Energy substation. "The suspect(s) gained access to the fenced area and vandalized the equipment which caused the fire," the sheriff’s office said in a statement . "There are no suspects in custody at this time." The fourth incident at a utility … [Read more...] about Four substations attacked in Washington state, leaving thousands without power
Union Minister of State for Science and Technology, Dr Jitendra Singh on Monday appealed to the members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) to strengthen cooperation to combat infectious diseases and prevent epidemics. In the light of COVID-19 disrupting world order, the Minister also appealed to scientists to find affordable healthcare solutions. Addressing the inaugural session of the second SCO Young Scientists’ Conclave (SCO YSC) organised by the Department of Science and Technology at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) here virtually, Singh also stressed upon finding solutions for common societal challenges. ”You’re all aware that the COVID-19 pandemic had a negative influence on people’s lives, health and well being in all the countries across the world. The SCO members must strengthen cooperation in preventing and countering the threat of infectious disease to the threat of epidemics in the SEO space,” Singh said. The role … [Read more...] about Strengthen Ties Among SCO Nations to Combat Infectious Diseases: India