Patrick Macnee,The Avengers ‘Umbrella-Wielding Character dies

Patrick Macnee has died. Born in 1922, the English-American actor, who was popular for his role as secret agent John Steed (umbrella-wielding character) in the television series The Avengers, was ninety-three at the time of his death. The Paddington, London native, the son of a horse trainer. On Thursday, he passed away from natural causes in Rancho Mirage surrounded by his family, in statement by his son Rupert,

The clever spy drama, which began in 1961 in Britain, debuted in the United States in 1966. It ran for eight seasons and continued in syndication for decades afterward.

Macnee’s umbrella-wielding character appeared in all but two episodes, accompanied by a string of beautiful women who were his sidekicks. The most popular was likely Diana Rigg, who played sexy junior agent Emma Peel from 1965 to 1968. Honor Blackman played Catherine Gale from 1962 to 1964, and Linda Thorson was Tara King from 1968 to 1969.

“We were in our own mad, crazy world,” Macnee told the Wichita Eagle in 2003 when “The New Avengers” was being issued on DVD. “We were the TV Beatles. We even filmed in the same studio.”

But while he made his name internationally playing a smart, debonair British secret agent, Macnee was never a fan of the “James Bond” movies.

“I think their stories aren’t that realistic,” he told Salt Lake City’s Deseret News in 1999. “I think the sadism in them is horrifying. … On the other hand, the books — the ‘James Bond’ books — were fascinating.”

Macnee was also an extra in the 1938 film “Pygmalion.” and at the age of nineteen he wed Barbara Douglas, they had two children together, Rupert and Jenny. [Read more...]

Conor Maynard Bloodied And Scratched In Thorn Bush Cat Rescue

Conor Maynard left bloodied and scratched in cat rescue. The former child actor, who is a Brighton, England native and his cat (Aslan) had been nit seen for two days and we was spotted in her thorn bush and Maynard tried to rescue him fro it leaving him bloodied. The Royalty vocalist went on the two-day hunt to find him enduring the prickly plant, leaving him with some horrible consequences.

Posting a photo of him bare-chested and showing off his wounds, he posted on Twitter: ”After 2 days of being missing, I found Aslan in a thorn bush, I got him after quite a battle…he doesn’t give a f**k (sic)”

The white and ginger cat took no notice of his owner’s scars as the singer posted another snap of Aslan enjoying a lovely stretch on his kitchen floor.

Conor is a keen Twitter user and although most of his interactions ate positive ones he finds it easy to ignore any mean comments he receives because he’s used to be mercilessly tormented by his friends.

He recently revealed:

”People ask me when you get hate on Twitter how do you not get upset? And I say, ‘Because my friends are worse.’

”Like if there’s a bad picture of me on the internet, I’ve got a group chat with all my friends and one of them will just send it in.”

Maynard’s parents a builder and office worker. He is a presenter of Made in Bristol.

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‘Happy Days’ Star Scott Baio Not So Happy His Wife Diagnosed With Brain Tumour

Scott Baio has spoken out about his wife’s brain tumour, he asks for prayers and support saying she is my rock. The former Happy Days actor may nit be having happy days now as his wife is battling a sickness. The fifty-five-year-old former Charles in Charge reveals that is wife Renee, forty-two, who is the mother of his seven-year-old daughter Bailey had learned the news recently. In a Facebook post published this week. And Baio says it’s not sure right now if doctors will be able to remove the growth surgically.

“Just a few days ago we learned my wife, Renee has a meningioma brain tumor,” he wrote. “Although 90% of these type of tumors are benign they can cause serious problems depending on the size of the tumor and the location. We are waiting to learn the exact location to see if its operable.”

Meningiomas are among the most common types of brain tumors, occur most often between ages 40 and 70 and are usually noncancerous, but can still cause serious health complications and even death depending on their size or location, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Treatment can involve surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

“Renee has been down some rough roads in her life, yet each time with her strong faith in God, she comes through a better and stronger person,” Scott continued. “During this time we ask for your prayers and support.”

“My wife is my rock. She refuses to even shed one tear, nor will she question God’s will,” he added.

“Renee, Bailey and I will get through this and along the way maybe help educate others to get checked out (MRI with contrast) as 6,500 people each year, mostly women get these tumors.”

If you remember Sherly Crow was diagnosed with one in 2012.

The couple married in 2007, Baio quoted Renee as saying,

“Thanks 4 the well wishes. A meningioma brain tumor is just a small bump in the road compared to the trials & tribulations my spec needs kids live.”

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Journey Drummer, Who Donated To High School Charged With Domestic Violence

Deen Castronovo has been arrested, He is a drummer and singer and he has played in several notable hard rock and metal acts, such as Cacophony, Bad English, Wild Dogs, Dr. Mastermind, Hardline, Planet Us, Soul Sirkus and Social Distortion.He now plays with Journey and Revolution Saints nad what the story is, he has been released on bail after he had been arrested in Oregon for domestic violence. On Sunday the fifty-year-old was handed over the charge of misdemeanour assault and menacing.

Deputy District Attorney Jean Kunkle wrote in court papers that Castronovo knowingly caused physical injury to the woman.

Castronovo’s attorney, Jeffrey Jones, did not immediately return a phone message.

A plea hearing has been scheduled for June 30. In the meantime, the drummer is not allowed to have contact with the woman.

Castronovo has been with Journey since 1998 when he replaced Steve Smith.

Castronovo made news earlier this year when he donated $10,000 to an Oregon high school after an arsonist burned down its band room.

Watch for Journey’s they are set to play on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at FirstOntario Centre.

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Emmerdale’s Gemma Oaten’s Explains Shocking Emotional Anti-Bullying Speech

Gemma Oaten gives an emotional anti-bullying speech: ‘I lost all self-esteem, confidence and self-worth’. The thirty-one-year-old star of the Soap Emmerdale and it was during the Ben Cohen Stand-up Foundation when she gave her powerful speech past is really heartbreaking, she explained about the experiences that she dealt with when she was younger and bullied, the way it affected her and her speech may just shock you than thought.

‘If I told you at the age of ten, I was admitted to a children’s psychiatric unit and I was told if I didn’t drink a cup of water, I’d be dead in 24 hours,’ Gemma said to a hushed room of supporters.

‘If I told you at 14, I was emaciated and on hospital bed yet again and would be dead if I didn’t go on a drip.

‘If I told you at 19, I stood in my kitchen with a knife at my wrist, about to end it all.
‘And if I told you at 20, I had a heart attack – would you believe me? And that all stemmed from bullying.’

More on the actress, she went through a twelve year battle with anorexia, she was bullied in primary school, thrown at her by others were tampons, wet towels, and other horrible things.

‘I just wish they’d dragged me out of that cubicle, and beat me to a pulp, because what they were doing was behind closed doors, and there were no physical scars, but mentally, I lost all self-esteem, I lost all confidence, I lost all self-worth,’ Gemma said.

It all started when a young Gemma went from being a tom-boy who liked to play football and be one of the lads, started becoming more of a woman. And a group of girls did not like that one bit.

‘I spoke out eventually. My biggest, biggest regret was not speaking out sooner,’ she says.

Now also as a patron of her mum and dad’s eating disorder charity, Seed, it is these experiences of Gemma’s, that makes her feel so passionately about anti-bullying, and feel so grateful for a charity like Ben Cohen’s Stand-up Foundation.

‘If there’s something we can do with our little bit of profile that we have, is to raise awareness and I have absolute utmost admiration for what Ben has done in terms of speaking out about a tragedy in terms of helping others,’ Gemma says. ‘Twenty years ago, there wasn’t this sort of help happening.’

And it wasn’t just us who were touched and moved by Gemma’s speech. She received a standing ovation of applause and whooping, as she finished with a pretty kick-ass statement.

‘Never let anyone dull your sparkle. And I’m gonna stand here like a big glitter pole, and I’m gonna stick two fingers right up in the air to all those bullies who tried to kill me and say: Puffing you with glitter right now.’

Oaten is a,

Anti-Bullying Ambassador as part of The Diana Award – encouraging, empowering and engaging young people – and is talking to school children about the subject.

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Claire Sweeney Heartbreak And Joy

Claire Sweeny heartbreak and joy. The English actress and television personality, who played Lindsey Corkhill in the soap opera Brookside and her boyfriend have broken up just months after her son was born. The Liverpool, Merseyside native and Daniel Reilly brought the little one into this world in September. The forty-four-year-old also broke once before back on Christmas Eve, 2012 following their engagement. She spoke fondly about the dad-to-be during their reconciliation, saying: ‘We’re together all the time now. Daniel has been living with me and looking after me. He’s been so lovely.’

Claire told the MailOnline.

that it was the end of the road for her and Daniel (cue the Boyz II Men song).

‘Whilst we have decided not to remain together we are committed to bringing up our wonderful son and making sure we are great parents and supporting each other to achieve that.’

Claire and Daniel’s little boy, Jaxon, was a bundle of joy and amazing news for the couple, as Claire had experienced two miscarriages before.

Even though they are longer a couple they are still keeping together as a parenting team saying Daniel is a hands-on dad,

‘The priority is the baby. Daniel just took to nappy changing straight away and he’s always here supporting me. I couldn’t wish for anyone better.’

‘He took him off me for a few hours this morning so I could sleep for a while.’

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