Actor Damian Lewis and his wife Helen McCrory pose as they arrive for the London premiere of “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”, in London, Britain July 30, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson / file photo LONDON – Britain’s Helen McCrory, known for her roles in Harry Potter movies, the James Bond film “Skyfall” and the “Peaky Blinders” television series, has died at the age of 52 after a “heroic battle” with cancer, her husband Damian Lewis said on Friday. McCrory, who also played the former wife of Tony Blair, Cherie, in the film “The Queen” and won a string of acting awards for her work on the stage and on television, had two children with the “Homeland” actor whom she married in 2007. “I’m heartbroken to announce that after an heroic battle with cancer, the beautiful and mighty woman that is Helen McCrory has died peacefully at home, surrounded by a wave of love from friends and family,” he said. “She died as she lived. Fearlessly. God we loved her and know how lucky we are to have ... » Learn More about British actress Helen McCrory has died, husband Damian Lewis says
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Mark Anthony Fernandez I couldn’t be happier for my “godbro” Mark Anthony Fernandez, who’s getting a second wind in his career. He is dead set on overcoming the stigma of being wrongly labeled as a “drug junkie.” “I went through an experimental stage. The rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle. I was placed in rehab for juvenile reasons, not because of addiction,” Mark reveals. “I was never addicted to any substance. Proof of that is my teeth are intact and I’m so athletic.” As he makes his show biz comeback, Mark is all fired up, so he’s on a natural high. Given a chance, Mark would like to do a remake of his dad Rudy Fernandez’s movie, “Lumuhod sa Lupa,” and a movie with his son, newbie actor Leonard, about Gringo Honasan’s life story. Diego revved up for second crack at stardom When the old movies of my BFF Buboy (Cesar Montano) are shown on TV, I send him videos of some scenes and chide him, “Is that you or Diego (his son with Teresa Loyzaga)?” He is really Buboy’s mini-me. After a ... » Learn More about Mark Anthony Fernandez: I was never a junkie
Primary lines of defense have collapsed. Stay home – dead in the water when businesses opened. Wear masks – badly compromised when DOH/FDA never clearly gave specifications that make masks work against the Covid-19 virus, and when the same agencies never monitored the efficacy of masks being worn. Wash hands frequently – good for some, not practical for most, no adequate washing facilities outside of houses, and no instant water available for the lower income bracket. Social or physical distancing – applicable to larger offices and restaurants, not applicable to public transport, public markets, busy streets, and other workplaces. What are secondary lines of defense? Vitamins and supplements? Yes, but for how many of the 110 million Filipinos? And for those who can afford to buy, for how long? Definitely, the poorest 30% cannot afford anything because they cannot even be assured of three meals a day. The next 50% were financially compromised when work was interrupted, ... » Learn More about Impracticality, stupidity, then arrogance
PETALING JAYA: Watch out, Lee Zii Jia. The All-England champion better get ready for a backlash from a wounded world No. 1 Kento Momota after the Japanese told his fans to expect him to come back stronger in the next tournament. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, Momota is set to play in the Indian Open from May 11-16 where he would surely seek to avenge his defeat to Zii Jia in the quarter-finals of the All-England last month –- should they cross paths again. Zii Jia won 21-16,21-19 to finally mark his maiden victory over Momota in seven meetings, dashing the latter’s hopes of a triumphant return to the international stage after a 14-month hiatus. Japan head coach Park Joo-bong once revealed that Momota hates losing twice to the same opponent, and it has been proven true if history is anything to go by. In 2019, Momota managed to exact revenge on four out of the six opponents whom he had a rematch with later on. The four players were Denmark’s Anders Antonsen, ... » Learn More about One loss is enough
ARE the Tokyo Olympics going to become a mega Covid-19 super spreader event? The local residents are increasingly worried of this aspect and it’s not surprising that with less than 100 days approaching before the country hosts the biggest sporting show on earth, the enthusiasm is contained than it would have been in normal times. A Kyodo news agency poll released on Monday revealed that only 24% of the local population supports the idea of going ahead with the Olympics. The current government is adamant it is doing its best to push ahead with the staging of a successful Olympic Games as cancelling it with the exception of a natural disaster will be unthinkable. But just why did the government think it is okay to welcome, say, 80,000 athletes, coaches, media and other related officials from more than 200 countries when the vaccination programme had barely started? And mind you, Japan does not require those jetting in for the Olympics to be vaccinated. MotoGP, Formula One, ... » Learn More about Can Tokyo Olympic Games stand firm on shaky ground?
PETALING JAYA: National badminton legend Lee Chong Wei, a four-time Olympian himself, is certain that the delayed Tokyo Olympics from July 23-Aug 8 will be one like no other – thanks to the global Covid-19 pandemic. Chong Wei, the Malaysian chef de mission for the Tokyo Games, called on all the Tokyo-bound athletes to brace themselves for a tough yet unique Olympics with a host of strict Covid-19 health and safety protocols being put in place. The Tokyo 2020 Olympics organisers had recently released a 33-page athletes “Playbook”, which spells out their plans to stage a safe Games for more than 11,000 athletes from 206 nations. This rule book was made by organisers in a bid to ensure that the Games can safely go ahead despite the rising Covid-19 cases. Apart from the regular SOPs such as maintaining social distancing, mask wearing and zero tolerance for positive test, the Playbook also states that athletes will not need to quarantine and get vaccinated to compete. Chong Wei, ... » Learn More about Chong Wei: Brace yourself for a tough yet unique Olympics