George Bush says ‘It is time for America to examine our tragic failures’ and backs peaceful George Floyd protests – The Sun

GEORGE Bush has said it is time for America to "examine our tragic failures" and called the protests that have gripped the nation over the past few days a "strength".

The former president released a lengthy statement a week after George Floyd died in Minneapolis after a police officer knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes during an arrest.

Floyd's death, which have sparked protests across the world, and Bush called on Americans to listen to the "grieving" black community.

"It is a strength when protesters, protected by responsible law enforcement, march for a better future," he wrote in the statement published on Tuesday.

"This tragedy — in a long series of similar tragedies — raises a long overdue question: How do we end systemic racism in our society?

"We can only see the reality of America's need by seeing it through the eyes of the threatened, oppressed, and disenfranchised,” he continued.

Bush's comments come as the mother of Floyd's six-year-old daughter spoke to the press.

"He was a good man," said Roxie Washington, in a news conference in Minneapolis on Tuesday. "I'm here for my baby and I'm here for George because I want justice."

Floyd's daughter Gianna was standing by her mother, who choked back tears as she demanded justice for the 46-year-old, who died last week.

"I don't have a lot to say, I can't get the words together right now. I want everyone to know that this is what those officers took from me," she said, referencing their daughter.

"At the end of the day, they get to go home and be with their families. Gianna does not have a father. He will never see her grow up, graduate, he will never walk her down the aisle.

"If there's a problem and she needs her dad, she does not have that anymore."

In his statement, Bush did not discuss President Trump's threat to deploy the National Guard to areas where protests were continuing, but added it was the country's responsibility to achieve "justice for all".

"We know that lasting justice will only come by peaceful means. Looting is not liberation, and destruction is not progress.

He added: "But we also know that lasting peace in our communities requires truly equal justice.

"The rule of law ultimately depends on the fairness and legitimacy of the legal system. And achieving justice for all is the duty of all."

"There is a better way — the way of empathy, and shared commitment, and bold action, and a peace rooted in justice,” Bush concluded. “I am confident that together, Americans will choose the better way.”

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Why George Harrison Found Paul McCartney's 1st Solo Album to Be 'Disappointing'

If The Beatles were competitive while in the same band together, that wasn’t going to go away once they went solo. Following the group’s April 1970 breakup, each new record by a solo Beatle would prompt comments and critiques from his former bandmates.

The first to go through the ringer was Paul McCartney, whose solo debut McCartney basically came attached to the band’s breakup. When John Lennon weighed in on Paul’s new album, he didn’t hold back. (He actually called it “rubbish.”)

But George Harrison had been the first to field questions about Paul’s new album. On his way through New York just a few weeks after McCartney hit record stores (May ’70), WABC’s Howard Smith asked for his take on the record.

Though he tried to look for the positives in Paul’s debut, George clearly wasn’t in love with the album. And the best he could do was describe it as “fair” while highlighting two tracks he liked.

George Harrison rated ‘McCartney’ ‘fair’ and ‘a little disappointing’

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In his interview for WABC, George struck a philosophical stance on a variety of issues. At times, you can hear him resisting the urge to go through the “hassles” and general ugliness of the late Beatles years. But it started to come out anyway.

“Musically it was like being in a bag and they wouldn’t let me out the bag, which was mainly Paul at that time,” George said (via “The conflict for me musically was Paul.” When Smith asked about McCartney, George really wanted to say something nice.

“‘That Would Be Something’ and ‘Maybe I’m Amazed’ I think are great,” he began. “And everything else I think is fair, you know — is quite good — but a little disappointing.” After saying he maybe shouldn’t be disappointed, George reiterated that he did really like those two songs.

But overall he couldn’t escape the fact that he wasn’t much for him to hold onto. “The others, I mean, just don’t do much for me,” he said. And it came down to Paul’s backing (or the lack thereof) on the album.

George thought Paul McCartney needed better arrangements, a better band

Since Paul made McCartney before the public knew The Beatles were breaking up, he recorded the songs in virtual secrecy. And he performed all the instruments on the album himself. For George, that might have recalled some of the White Album sessions.

But either way he thought Paul’s record suffered from that approach. “I can hear other people play better drums and guitars and things,” George told Smith. “And the arrangements of some of these songs — like ‘Teddy Boy’ and ‘Junk’ — with a little bit more arrangement they could’ve sounded better.”

Many critics agreed with George. (They still do, with a good number describing McCartney as underdeveloped.) And though it took the press a few albums to come around to Paul’s side, his debut went straight to the top of the charts. As for George, he found both critical and commercial success with his first solo effort.

RELATED: When George Harrison Realized ‘Anyone Can Be Lennon-McCartney’

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George Floyd's death ruled murder by independent autopsy

George Floyd’s death was ruled a homicide due to asphyxia caused by sustained forceful pressure to his neck, according to an independent autopsy conducted by Floyd’s family’s legal team.

The findings were announced by attorney Ben Crump and co-counsel Antonio Ramanucci, who are both representing the family, on Monday afternoon.

According to the autopsy conducted by Dr Michael Baden and Dr Allecia Wilson, Floyd was killed by sustained pressure to his neck which impeded blood flow to his brain while weight on his back impeded his ability to breathe.

‘We are not surprised, yet we are tragically disappointed in the preliminary autopsy findings released today to the medical examiner,’ Crump said.

‘We hope that this does not reflect efforts to create a false narrative for the reason George Floyd died. Attempts to avoid the hard truth will not stand and on behalf of the family, we are fiercely committed to bringing the truth to light.’

Floyd’s death has since sparked nationwide protests after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was filmed kneeling on his neck for more than eight minutes while Floyd pleaded that he could not breath. Chauvin has since been charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter, although Floyd’s family is calling for the other three officers involved in the incident to face charges.

However, preliminary autopsy results from the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office ‘revealed no physical findings that support a diagnosis of traumatic asphyxia or strangulation’ and said Floyd’s death was the result of a combination underlying health conditions, including a coronary artery disease and hypertensive heart disease, and possible drug use.

‘The combined effects of Mr Floyd being restrained by the police, his underlying health conditions and any potential intoxicants in his system likely contributed to his death,’ the report said.

Officials have not released any details on any intoxicants Floyd may have been using and toxicology results often take weeks.

Romanucci said that, even though the independent autopsy found it was Chauvin’s knee that ultimately killed Floyd, his death was the result of a toxic culture within the Minneapolis Police Department.

‘The City of Minneapolis clearly had a pattern, custom and practice of failing to train and discipline its police officers, creating a culture of of impunity allowing them to treat people of color as lesser human beings, unworthy of basic respect,’ Romanuccci said.

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George Floyd's autopsy says his death was from underlying conditions

George Floyd’s autopsy claims he died of ‘police restraint combined with heart disease and potential intoxicants in his system’ rather than asphyxiation or strangulation by officer – as family demand an independent postmortem

  • The preliminary results of Tuesday’s autopsy on the body of George Floyd, 46, concluded he had not died from strangulation or asphyxiation
  • It blames his death on a combination of heart disease, ‘potential intoxicants in his system’ and being placed in restraint by police officers
  • The results were revealed in the criminal complaint filed against former police officer Derek Michael Chauvin who was charged with Floyd’s murder Friday
  • Floyd’s family are calling for a separate, independent autopsy
  • The family says it ‘does not trust anything’ from the local police department
  • ‘We already saw the truth,’ said an attorney for the family
  • Floyd died on Memorial Day as he was arrested by four police officers over allegedly trying to buy cigarettes with a counterfeit $20 bill 
  • Chauvin, 44, was arrested Friday as Minneapolis entered its fourth night of unrest and calls heightened for the arrests of the other police officers involved

The preliminary result of the autopsy of George Floyd revealed on Friday it did not find evidence his death was caused by strangulation or asphyxiation.

It instead concluded Floyd, 46, died from a combination of heart disease and ‘potential intoxicants in his system’ that were exacerbated by the restraint placed on him by police officers.

Floyd’s family have hit back at the results demanding a separate, independent autopsy be carried out. 

His family’s attorneys in a statement Friday claimed that officials will come up with underlying health conditions ‘that are such an illusion’ but allow a suspected murderer to walk free for his death. 

‘The family does not trust anything coming from the Minneapolis Police Department. How can they?’ attorney Ben Crump said. ‘We already saw the truth.’

The autopsy results were revealed after former police officer Derek Michael Chauvin, who was shown kneeling on Floyd’s neck during his arrest on Monday, was charged with his murder.

The preliminary results of an autopsy on George Floyd have found he died from a combination of heart disease and potential intoxicants in his system that were exacerbated by the restraint placed on him by police officers not by strangulation or asphyxiation

George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died on Memorial Day as he was arrested by four police officers over allegedly trying to buy cigarettes with a counterfeit $20 bill. He was seen in a video pleading that he couldn’t breathe as white officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee against his neck. His preliminary autopsy results said strangulation was not the cause of death

It came as Minneapolis faced its fourth day of intense protests over his death and more demonstrations broke out across the country, including in Washington D.C. where the White House was forced to be locked down.  

The criminal complaint filed against Chauvin, 44, cited that preliminary findings from a Tuesday autopsy conducted by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner saw ‘no physical findings that support a diagnosis of traumatic asphyxiation or strangulation’. 

‘Mr. Floyd had underlying health conditions including coronary artery disease and hypertensive heart disease,’ said the complaint from the Hennepin County Attorney.

 ‘The combined effects of Mr. Floyd being restrained by police, his underlying health conditions and any potential intoxicants in his system likely contributed to his death.’

The full medical examiner’s report is pending. 

The timeline of events reveals that Officers Lane and Kueng arrived on the scene first after responding to a 911 call of a man using a counterfeit $20 bill to buy goods from Cup Foods Deli.  

They were directed to Floyd’s car around the corner from the store where Floyd was sat in the driver’s seat, a man was sat in the passenger seat and a woman in the back seat, the complaint states.

It details that Lane pulled his gun on Floyd before putting it away when Floyd showed his empty hands on the steering wheel of the car. 

Lane then pulled Floyd from the car and handcuffed him. The complaint states that Floyd ‘actively resisted’ being handcuffed but then became compliant and walked with the cop to the sidewalk where he sat for two minutes and had a conversation with him.

Lane and Kueng then tried to walk Floyd to their squad car but Floyd ‘stiffened up, fell to the ground, and told the officers he was claustrophobic’, the complaint says.   

Chauvin and Thoa arrived on the scene and the four officers tried to get Floyd into the squad car, it states, adding that Floyd ‘struggled with the officers by intentionally falling down, saying he was not going in the car, and refusing to stand still’.

Floyd began telling the officers he could not breathe while standing outside the car, the report states. 

Chauvin then tried to get Floyd into the passenger side of the car before pulling him out of the car moments later. 

‘My. Floyd went to the ground face down and still handcuffed. Kueng held Mr. Floyd’s back and Lane held his legs. The defendant placed his left knee in the area of Mr. Floyd’s head and neck,’ it reads. 

Floyd is heard saying ‘I can’t breathe’, ‘Mama’ and ‘please’ multiple times but Chauvin, Kueng and Lane maintain their positions on his body and tell him ‘You are talking fine’, the report notes.

Lane then suggests rolling Floyd onto his side but Chauvin says ‘No, staying put where we got him’.

‘Officer Lane said, ‘I am worried about excited delirium or whatever.’ The defendant said , ‘That’s why we have him on his stomach.’ None of the three officers moved from their positions,’ the report adds.  

Floyd then stops moving at 8:24:24 and at 8:25:31 he appears to stop breathing and speaking, it notes.  

Lane again suggests rolling Floyd onto his side but none of the cops move position. Kueng checked his right wrist for a pulse and said ‘I couldn’t find one’ but all the officers maintained their position, the report adds.  

Chauvin finally moved his knee from Floyd’s neck at 8:27:24 and he was taken away in an ambulance, 8 minutes and 46 seconds after he first held it on his neck and two minutes and 53 seconds after Floyd became unresponsive, the complaint states.  

Chauvin was fired earlier this week after footage emerged showing him kneeling on Floyd’s neck for eight minutes while placing him under arrest.  

Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died on Memorial Day as he was arrested by four police officers over allegedly trying to buy cigarettes with a counterfeit $20 bill. 

He was seen in a video pleading that he couldn’t breathe as white officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee against his neck. 

Floyd repeatedly asked for the officer to get off his neck but Chauvin remained. 

Chauvin is also heard saying that Floyd will be ‘staying put where we got him’. 

Video showed Floyd was unresponsive for the last 2 minutes and 53 seconds.

He died minutes later in police custody. 

A criminal complaint was filed against Chauvin Friday in which he was charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. 

The complaint stated that he had received training about how holding a person in the kind of restraint seen in the Floyd arrest would be dangerous. 

‘The defendant had his knee on Mr. Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds in total. Two minutes and 53 seconds of this was after Mr. Floyd was non-responsive. Police are trained that this type of restraint with a subject in a prone position is inherently dangerous,’ the arrest warrant read. 

Attorneys for Floyd have now requested a second, independent autopsy, unhappy with the findings from the county medical examiner that they claim create an ‘illusion’ of underlying health conditions being responsible for his death.  

Ben Crump and S. Lee Merritt said in a press conference Friday that they have called on Dr. Michael Baden, a renowned forensic pathologist, to conduct an independent autopsy instead of the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s office.

Dr. Barner conducted a separate autopsy on Eric Garner, whose death in 2014 while being placed in an unauthorized chokehold by NYPD Officer Daniel Panteleo was also captured on video. 

Panteleo wasn’t criminally charged but fired from the police force in 2019. 

‘We’re going to take custody back of George Floyd’s body, and we’re bringing in Dr. Michael Baden to perform an independent autopsy because we saw in the Eric Garner case and so many other cases where they have these people who work with the city come up with things that are such an illusion,’ Crump said. 

‘They’re going to have their own autopsy. We’re not going to rely on this DA or this city to tell us the truth. We already saw the truth.

‘He had asthma, he had a heart condition – all these things that are irrelevant when they were living, breathing, walking, talking, just fine until the police accosted them,’ Crump added.  

They also called for a more serious charge to be brought against Chauvin and for the arrests of the other three officers who were fired alongside Chauvin over Floyd’s death – J Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao. 

‘We call on authorities to revise the charges [against Chauvin] to reflect the culpability of this officer,’ the statement continued. 

‘We fully expect to see the other officers who did nothing to protect the life of George Floyd to be arrested and charged soon.’ 

Prior to Chauvin’s arrest Friday, Crump and Merritt had called for a congressional hearing and a national task force to address deadly police-involved shootings.

‘We need a national response — we can no longer do this on a case-by-case basis’ Merritt said.

Floyd family attorneys Ben Crump (left) and S. Lee Merritt (right) said in a press conference Friday that they have called on Dr. Michael Baden, a renowned forensic pathologist, to conduct an independent autopsy instead of the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s office

Dr. Michael Baden, pictured, also conducted a separate autopsy on Eric Garner, whose died in 2014 while being placed in an unauthorized chokehold by NYPD Officer Daniel Panteleo

Floyd’s family released this statement after the arrest of former police officer Kevin Chauvin

‘We have been dealing with the pandemic of racism and discrimination for far too long,’ said Ben Crump. 

‘It is a pandemic, a national pandemic, we cannot keep looking at this regionally, this is affecting all African Americans, this a state of emergency. If we don’t address this in the next month or two we will see another senseless, unjustifiable killing of an African American at the hands by people who are police or pretend to be police.’

The criminal complaint brought against Chauvin details the events leading up to Floyd’s death during his arrest on Monday for allegedly using a counterfeit $20 bill. 

It also lays out the charges that have finally been brought against Chauvin following four days of bubbling anger that the suspected murderer could walk free. 

It reveals that Floyd had stopped struggling under the grip of the officers for more than a minute before he then stopped speaking and breathing. 

It was then another two minutes later that Chauvin finally moved his knee from Floyd’s neck.

At one point, when Floyd was still talking and breathing, one of the other officers suggested moving Floyd into a different position but Chauvin refused, telling them they were ‘staying put’, the complaint states.  

It also says that after Floyd passed out, one of the officers checked and found no pulse, but still none of the three officers holding him down – Chauvin, Lane and Kueng – moved from their positions pinning him to the floor – or began giving him medical assistance.  

The murder charge states that Chauvin caused Floyd’s death ‘by perpetrating an act eminently dangerous to others and evincing a depraved mind, without regard for human life’.   

Chauvin also faces a second degree manslaughter charge citing that his ‘culpable negligence’ led to Floyd’s death.

He faces up to 35 years in prison if convicted – a 25 year maximum sentence for murder and a 10 year maximum sentence for manslaughter. 

Calls are now mounting for the other three officers to be charged. 

Washington DC: The protests have now reached the seat of the US government, with protesters marching to the White House, sending it into lockdown

Minneapolis: Chauvin’s arrest came as Minneapolis faced its fourth day of intense protests over his death and more demonstrations broke out across the country

Protesters in Minneapolis taking to the streets chanting ‘One down, three to go’ and ‘all four got to go’ following the news. 

Minneapolis County District Attorney Mike Freeman said the investigation is ongoing involving the other three officers, saying, ‘We felt it appropriate to focus on the most dangerous perpetrator.’ 

Chauvin is being held in the Ramsey County jail, according to the Star Tribune. 

Authorities have yet to explain why he was booked in a jail located other than in the county where he was charged. 

According to the Tribune, he is also the first white officer in Minnesota to be criminally prosecuted in the death of a black civilian. 

He remains jailed with his first court appearance yet to be scheduled but has soght legal counsel with attorney, Tom Kelly, declined to comment about the allegations against his client. 

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George Osborne, 49, is dating former chief of staff

‘I’ve never been happier’: George Osborne, 49, reveals he is dating former chief of staff who oversaw his image make-over as Chancellor and is now communications chief at Deliveroo

  • Mr Osborne revealed he is in a relationship with Thea Rodgers
  • He said he had entered into a relationship with Ms Rodgers ‘within the past year’
  • Mr Osborne announced last summer he had separated from his wife Frances, 51, 

George Osborne is dating his former chief of staff who helped to overhaul his image when he served as Chancellor.

Mr Osborne revealed he is in a relationship with Thea Rodgers, 51, who worked as his special adviser when he was in government. 

The former chancellor, who was fired by Theresa May after she became Prime Minister in 2016, said he had entered into a relationship with Ms Rodgers ‘within the past year’. 

George Osborne is dating his former chief of staff, Thea Rodgers (left), 51, who helped to overhaul his image when he served as Chancellor

The former chancellor, who was fired by Theresa May after she became Prime Minister in 2016, said he had entered into a relationship with Ms Rodgers ‘within the past year’

Mr Osborne, who is now the editor of the Evening Standard, announced last summer that he had separated from his wife Frances, 51, who is the mother of his two children. 

Speaking to The Times about his new relationship, the former politician said, ‘I probably have never been happier in my life.’ 

Ms Rodgers, who is now head of strategy and communications at Deliveroo, was given the credit for shifting Mr Osborne’s image with a new hairstyle and wardrobe and revamping his diet.  

Mr Osborne also refused to rule out a return to frontline politics and said, ‘I think second acts are hard in British politics but it doesn’t mean they never happen.’

Mr Osborne, who is now the editor of the Evening Standard, announced last summer that he had separated from his wife Frances, 51, who is the mother of his two children

It comes after Mr Osborne warned there will be ‘hard choices’ for the British Government as it seeks to recover from the coronavirus pandemic. 

Speaking about figures which showed the Government borrowed £62.7billion over the 12 months to the end of March, Mr Osborne said: ‘These numbers are striking but they’re not a surprise.

‘And of course, they reflect the fact that there’s a lot of emergency, one-off spending – quite rightly, on things like the furlough scheme and loans to small businesses.’

The former chancellor warned: ‘We have to come to terms with the fact that Britain, like every other country, is poorer than we thought it was going to be and our economy is smaller than we thought it would be.

‘And that I’m afraid, will lead to hard choices about what we can afford, how much we want to spend and how many taxes we want to raise to pay for it.’  

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George Foreman writes off Joshua’s chances against Tyson Fury and defends Wilder for blaming ring-walk costume for loss – The Sun

GEORGE FOREMAN has written off Anthony Joshua's if he ever gets to fight Tyson Fury.

The 71-year-old legend claimed a fighter "needs to bring everything" to beat the Gypsy King – but doesn't think that would be enough for AJ.

Joshua and Fury have been told to win their next mandated fights before setting up a "Super Bowl" undisputed decider.

Two-time heavyweight champion Foreman has predicted the Gypsy King would come out on top if the two Brits locked horns.

He told iFL TV: "That boy Tyson Fury, you're gonna have to bring everything you've got to beat him.

"And I'm going to be honest with you, I just cannot see Joshua beating him.

"But I sure would buy some tickets to see what would happen, I'm that curious about it.

"But that Tyson Fury man, woooh, Fury – I mean, how did he get the name?"

Fury snatched the WBC heavyweight crown from American rival Deontay Wilder at the second time of asking.

The 31-year-old put in the best performance of his career to win the February fight after just seven rounds.

After Wilder's five-year reign came to end, he blamed his extravagant ring-walk outfit for the defeat. 

He rocked up to the ring wearing a jewellery-encrusted costume that was made to celebrate Black History Month.

Following his first career loss, he told Yahoo: "He didn't hurt me at all, but the simple fact is that my uniform was was too heavy for me. "

Foreman has claimed it is routine procedure for a fighter to make up an excuse for their defeat.

The 71-year-old added: "When I lost to Muhammad Ali in Africa all those years back, the ropes were loose, someone put something in my water, it was too early in the morning – oh, the excuses went on.

"You've got to have excuses when you lose, especially when you're undefeated.

"You can't just say, 'I lost'. You can't say that.

"And that's gravity, that's putting yourself solidly down to make an excellent comeback.

"He can come back and he can win again, easily. All fighters can."

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‘NCIS’: Who Played George W. Bush in Season 1, Episode 1?

If you’ve seen NCIS Season 1, Episode 1, you likely remember seeing a character who looks just like George W. Bush. Who is this man? Here’s everything Showbiz Cheat Sheet knows about the actor who played former President George W. Bush in NCIS Season 1, Episode 1.

What happened during ‘NCIS’ Season 1, Episode 1

The very first episode of NCIS aired September 23,2003. In this episode, Gibbs and the team are tasked with figuring out how a Navyofficer died. After the officer eats dinner with President George W. Bush, he collapsesand dies right in front of Agent Kate Todd (SashaAlexander). At the time, Todd is working with the Secret Service, but aftershe resigns, Gibbs offers her a job working for NCIS.

Episode 1 features a much smaller team than we’re used toseeing. Gibbs and Tony are the only agents featured. Agent Todd joins the groupduring NCIS Season 1, Episode 2, titled Hung Out to Dry.  

Who played George W. Bush in ‘NCIS’ Season 1, Episode 1?

The actor who played George W. Bush is the late SteveBridges. This isn’t the first time he played President Bush on the small screen.In 2002, he played Bush in an episode of JAGtitled “Dangerous Game.”

Bridges was well-known for impersonating presidents andmembers of the news media. Some of the people he impersonated include BarackObama, Bill Clinton, Tom Brokaw, and Rush Limbaugh. Bridges became so popular hewas invited to perform at the 2006 White House Correspondents’ Associationdinner.

Bridges used wigs and prosthetics to create realisticimpersonations of celebrities. He became so skilled at his craft he was often castas George W. Bush on television shows and in movies. He also regularly appearedon The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. According to TheAssociated Press, Bridges took great care to make sure his prostheticsaccurately portrayed the people he impersonated:

The makeup and prosthetics used for his Bush and Clinton routines were designed by Kevin Haney, who won an Academy Award for aging Dan Aykroyd in Driving Miss Daisy. The Obama prosthetics were created by Kazu Tsuji, who designed Jim Carrey’s Grinch in How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Mari Enyart was Mr. Bridges’s makeup artist.

Steve Bridges’ movies and TV shows

Bridges made his acting debut in 1994 in an episode of the televisionseries Nurses titled “The One After the Earthquake.” In 2000, heappeared in an episode of the television series The District titled “HowThey Lived.” That same year, Bridges played George W. Bush in an episode of Whoopi.He made his film debut in the 2008 movie Long Flat Balls, in which healso played President Bush. His other acting credits include appearances in ER,All That, and The Adventures of Umbweki.

Steve Bridges’ death

Bridges died suddenly on March 3, 2012 at the age of 48. Hewas found in his home by his maid, according to The Associated Press.

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Celeb Hair Colorist George Papanikolas Tells Us How to Avoid Brassy Locks at Home

Social distancing and quarantining has brought many changes to everyone’s lives — and one difference people have noticed is in their hair. To help Us alleviate this stressor, celebrity hair colorist George Papanikolas shared his top mane secrets with Stylish.

Stars Get Real About Their Natural Hair Colors After Salons Close During COVID-19 Pandemic

The hair guru, known for creating gorgeous colors for Kim, Khloé and Kourtney Kardashian, Britney Spears, Penelope Cruz, Jenna Dewan, Hailey Bieber (née Baldwin), Madonna, Miranda Kerr and more, revealed how to avoid brassy locks — and suggested some styles we should try out for FaceTime and Zoom dates.

”This is a great opportunity to give your hair a break from heat tools, embrace your natural texture and give your hair a little extra love and care,” Papanikolas says.

“The biggest issue people are having is maintaining their color and other than grey roots, the second biggest issue is the brassiness. The brassy tones happen when the color starts to oxidize and fade, leaving behind the unwanted red, orange and yellow undertones,” the Matrix hair stylist reveals.

To combat this, the colorist recommends using Matrix Triple Power Masks at home. “They are heavily pigmented to neutralize the unwanted brassy tones. … Blondes will have unwanted yellow tones, so a purple mask like the Matrix So Silver will neutralize them. Brown hair fades to orange, so a blue-based choice neutralizes orange. Finally, dark brown and black hair fades to red, so the Matrix Dark Envy Mask, neutralizes unwanted red tones,” he explains.

The stylist also religiously relies on the Biolage All-In-One Coconut Infusion Multi-Benefit Spray to keep hair hydrated and healthy. “It works with every texture and will help enhance shine, fight frizz, detangle, protect from heat and prevent split ends and the best part is it can be used on wet or dry hair,” he advises.

One thing to avoid right now? DIY hair projects and dramatic hair changes. “As tempting as it may feel, don’t attempt drastic hair color changes like going platinum, cutting bangs or really anything extreme unless it’s with your partner that you hate and are planning on breaking up anyway — in that case, go for it,” he jokes.

See All the Celebrities Who Have Done Their Own At-Home Haircuts Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

“There is a reason you pay as much as you do for highlights. It’s not recommended as a DIY because it requires not only strategic placement, but also an experienced eye to know when to rinse it out. If you take it out too early, then your hair will be yellow or orange. If you leave it on too long, then it could become too light and potentially cause damage and breakage. Most highlights also require toner which also requires an experienced professional. Salon corrections are expensive and the hairstylist cannot fix damage and breakage without cutting it off,” he warns.

Some hairdos we can attempt in the comfort of our homes for a fresh update: “If you have finer hair and wavy texture, then try spraying Biolage Airdry Glotion. It has a light hold and repels frizz without the damaging heat. If your hair is more coarse or curly, then try the Matrix Style Link Air Dry Twisted BoHo Curl Defining Air-Dry Cream,” he says.

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As for styles that are perfect for virtual dates? “If you have longer hair, pulling it back in a ponytail gives a clean finish and if you have fringe, blowing out the fringe. They really only see the front, so you are able to get away without full hair glam,” he dishes.

The hair colorist will be sharing more expert tips on the Raise My Bar Education YouTube channel.

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George & Amal Clooney Donate Over $1 Million to Coronavirus Relief Efforts

George and Amal Clooney have donated more than $1 million in Coronavirus relief efforts.

Deadline reports that they donated $250,000 each to The Motion Picture and Television, the SAG-AFTRA FUND, and Los Angeles Mayors Fund. They also donated $300,000 to the Lebanese Food Bank, the Lombardo Italy Region and the NHS.

George is a member of the board of the Motion Picture and Television Fund, which is providing relief for those in financial need after Hollywood’s shut down over COVID-19.

This is not the first time the Clooneys have announced a one million dollar donation!

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George Pell set to find out if bid for freedom is successful

Disgraced Cardinal George Pell is set to find out if his last-ditch bid for freedom is successful after he was jailed for sexually abusing choirboys

  • Pell, 78, was convicted by a jury in 2018 on the word of a single schoolboy
  • After two days of arguments, High Court reserved decision to grant him leave
  • Pell is one year into a six-year jail sentence – but has appealed the decision 

Another night behind bars down, and disgraced Cardinal George Pell is still none the wiser about whether his last-ditch bid for freedom has paid off.

After two days of arguments, the seven-member full bench of the High Court has reserved its decision on whether to grant him leave for appeal or quash his conviction like he hopes.

Pell, 78, was convicted by a jury in 2018 on the word of a single choirboy that he was sexually abused as a teenager by Australia’s highest-ranking Catholic at Melbourne’s St Patrick’s Cathedral in 1996.

Now a man in his 30s, he too is waiting to see if the conviction, upheld by Victoria’s Court of Appeal in a 2-1 decision last year, will withstand the High Court’s scrutiny.

Pell, 78, was convicted by a jury in 2018 on the word of a single choirboy that he was sexually abused as a teenager by Australia’s highest-ranking Catholic at Melbourne’s St Patrick’s Cathedral in 1996 

Pell is one year into a six-year jail sentence.

Victoria’s top prosecutor Kerri Judd QC has argued that the evidence can’t be looked at in an isolated way, instead judges have to consider it all together in determining whether the jury was able to reach a guilty verdict beyond reasonable doubt.

Considering the testimony of Pell’s master of ceremonies Monsignor Charles Portelli that he was with Pell on the steps of the cathedral when the abuse happened might leave doubt, she conceded.

But not when coupled with the evidence of several choirboys and others who say there were times when Pell didn’t greet parishioners after Mass.

He also described the location as being a room where Pell was robing while his usual sacristy was being renovated.

“If he was going to make this up, if he was fantasising, the place to pick was the Archbishop’s sacristy, not a place that Pell would not normally be in,” Ms Judd said.

But Pell’s barrister Bret Walker SC maintained there was “unexplored possibilities that meant it was not open to the jury to convict”.

He said the only evidence that Pell’s offending had occurred came from the complainant and that evidence could not stand if it was accepted that other witnesses had been truthful.

“At no stage was there an invitation to regard them as insincere or lying or favouring loyalty over truth,” he said of witnesses including Monsignor Portelli.

The High Court could now take a number of paths including refusing special leave and ending Pell’s appeal hopes.

If leave is granted the appeal could be refused, or it could be granted resulting in the convictions being quashed and Pell being released.

Justice Geoffrey Nettle also hinted that a re-hearing of the original appeal either by the High Court or by sending it back to Victoria’s Court of Appeal was an option.

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