Indian ad with transgender mom stirs debate — and tears

April 20, 2017

New Delhi (CNN)An advert challenging the norms of a traditional family in India has gone viral, with more than 9 million views on YouTube. The ad’s storyline pushes the issue of transgender rights within the country and reveals the human side of the issue in just three and a half minutes. Released online on March 31, the commercial by medicine company Vicks tells the true story of Gayatri, a young Indian orphan who was adopted by Gauri Sawant, a 37-year-old Mumbai-based transgender woman …


Sarah Paulson is itching for a ‘Feud’ of her own after playing Geraldine Page

April 17, 2017

Catherine Zeta-Jones as Olivia de HavillandImage: fx When you take two of todays most admired actresses and cast them in brief but crucial roles as surprise two of the most admired actresses of their respective generations, what do you get? Two of Feud‘s most inspired more-than-cameos from Catherine Zeta-Jones and Sarah Paulson, natch. Zeta-Jones tells Mashable she had enormous respect for British actress Olivia de Havilland, one of the most glamorous and talented actresses of the 30s and …


Why some Brits are opting for Belgian citizenship – BBC News

April 16, 2017

… concerning paperwork to whether the police inspect bedrooms to check that couples are definitely married. To help expats navigate the system, the British Brussels Community Association is planning a series of workshops. But becoming Belgian is not an option for some of the UK nationals employed in the EU institutions, such as the bloc’s executive arm, the European Commission. Many of the Commission’s 1023 British staff pay their tax directly into the EU budget which means they may …


CNN 10 – April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017

… operate, we increase his harvest by 15 percent. Meaning, he earns 45,000 euros more in revenues. We’re battling nature with nature and we know that that works. (END VIDEOTAPE) AZUZ: This is like jetpack meets Iron Man. It’s the awesome-looking invention of a British entrepreneur. It involves six tiny jet engines, some body armor, some serious physical fitness, and while it looks fund in some clips, there is a learning curve. It’s called Daedalus. Guess they thought acorus (ph) …


Daily Mail is getting dragged all over town for this mindblowingly sexist front page

March 29, 2017

“Newspaper of the year” the Daily Mail is getting dragged after publishing a headline declaring “Forget about Brexit, who won Legs-it!” alongside a photograph of Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and British Prime Minister Theresa May on its front page. SEE ALSO: How to talk about the new UK prime minister’s shoes without being sexist The front page was first published on Twitter on Monday night, instantly prompting a stream of criticism from politicians, …