Bradley Walsh is in his very own ratings battle against himself this Sunday, leaving Bradley fans with a big decision to make – which one do they watch first!
The 58-year-old star’s Sunday night telly takeover starts at 6.55pm on BBC1 when he plays companion Graham in Doctor Who, and just five minutes later over on ITV, Bradley hosts a celebrity special of The Chase featuring Coronation Street favourite!
Bradley Walsh is a key part of the Doctor Who team
It’s not the first time a star has ever been on at the same time on BBC1 and ITV, but it’s certainly unusual to see someone dominant a night’s telly like this. Just in case you need a bit more Bradley there’s also a repeat of The Chase on Challenge on Sunday at 9pm!
So, what’s Bradley up to in The Chase and Doctor Who?
Well, The Chase Celebrity Special sees us reminded of his days on the Corrie cobbles (he played Danny Baldwin back in the mid-2000s).
Bradley Walsh hosts a celebrity special of The Chase featuring some very famous Corrie faces – can they win lots of money for charity?
He introduces the Chasers to Coronation Street stars Simon Gregson (who plays Steve McDonald), Lucy Fallon (Bethany Platt), Victoria Ekanoye (Angie Appleton) and Andrew Whyment (Kirk Sutherland), who are attempting to win thousands for their chosen charities.
Meanwhile, over on BBC1 Bradey’s Graham finds himself marooned on a deserted planet, appropriately named Desolation, with Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor, plus Ryan and Yasmin. Graham and co must work out why the planet is oddly deserted and, most importantly, why they can’t travel at night?
Episode two of Doctor Who will see the team on a strange deserted planet – why is nothing there?
So, get ready for Bradley night!
Bradley Wash main pic: David Fisher/BAFTA/REX/Shutterstock
Sit down, body shamers, because Busy Philipps has a grammar lesson to teach you.
The actress, 39, shut down a troll who tried to criticize her body on Instagram — and expertly corrected his grammar.
Philipps posted a post-workout selfie from her favorite LEKfit class on Instagram, only to have a commenter reply, “Ughhhh, you’re rolls are showing.”
But, as Comments By Celebs noticed, the mom of two quickly took him down a notch with her reply.
“I feel like a man of your age should know the difference between YOUR and YOU’RE. YOUR is POSSESSIVE, as in “YOUR rolls are showing.” (Get it? The rolls BELONG to me.) YOU’RE is an abbreviation for YOU ARE, as in YOU’RE CLEARLY AN A—— BODYSHAMING LOSER,” Philipps wrote.
“She was so sweet and had such a calming manner and in a loveliest way, she said, ‘You’ve lost some of your plumpness from Cougar Town. You look nice still, but you’ve lost some of your plumpness,’ ” she recalled.
Philipps added that this kind of encounter is fairly normal for female celebrities.
“You know how when you’re a woman, sometimes people feel like they should be able to comment about your body all the time or make laws about your body? Well when you’re an actress, or any female in the public eye, everyone feels that they can comment on your body all the f—— time. Always,” she said. “The amount of people in my long 20-year career in this industry who’ve come up to me in grocery stores and Bed Bath and Beyonds to talk with people about my weight … I think it’s a good thing to err on the side of ‘Let’s not talk to people about their bodies unless they bring it up first and they want to talk about their bodies.’ ”
Building on the success of the DB4 GT continuation, the latest project will see Aston Martin partner with EON Productions to build 28 continuation models inspired by the DB5 in Goldfinger. Aston Martin says each will be an authentic reproduction of the car movie car, but noted there will be some modifications to “ensure the highest levels of build quality and reliability.”
The cars will be built by Aston Martin Works and each will feature a Silver Birch exterior. The authenticity extends far beyond the paint as each will come equipped with “functioning gadgets” featured in the film. While it’s doubtful the car will have a working ejector seat, Aston Martin confirmed the model will have revolving number plates – among other things.
Unfortunately, it’s not all good news as the Goldfinger DB5 continuation won’t be road-legal. The model will also cost £2.75 ($3.5 / €3.0) million before taxes.
The first deliveries are slated to begin in 2020 and 25 cars are destined for customers. Aston Martin and EON Productions which each receive one, while the 28th car will be auctioned off for charity.
Aston Martin didn’t say much else about the continuation model, but the original DB5 featured a 4.0-liter six-cylinder engine that produced 282 hp (210 kW / 286 PS) and 280 lb-ft (379 Nm) of torque. It enabled the car to accelerate from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 7.1 seconds before hitting a top speed of 148 mph (238 km/h).
While it’s disappointing the car won’t be road-legal, Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer said “The connection between Aston Martin and James Bond is something of which we are very proud and it is remarkable that the DB5 remains the definitive James Bond car after so many years.” He went on to say owning an “Aston Martin has long been an aspiration for James Bond fans, but to own a Silver Birch DB5, complete with gadgets and built to the highest standards in the very same factory as the original James Bond cars? Well, that is surely the ultimate collectors’ fantasy.”
Joey Purp returned earlier this month with a new single called “March 12th”, as well as a promise that even more material would soon be on the way. Today, he’s come through on his word, announcing a new project called Quarterthing.
The forthcoming effort is due out September 7th. It marks his first major solo release since 2016’s iiidrops mixtape. According to a press release, the project was executive produced by Nate Fox, Nico Segal, and Peter Cottontale, members of the Chance the Rapper-affiliated group The Social Experiment.
As a teaser, Chicago’s Young Purple has let loose another fresh track in “Bag Talk” and its corresponding music video. In the clip, Purp raps and serves up looks from his car, his emphatic flow a nice complement to Nez & Rio’s piano loop-filled production.
Earlier this month, police paraded a “bait truck” full of free Nike sneakers around Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood in hopes of luring out would-be thieves. The controversial sting operation has since drawn backlash from the ACLU and community leaders who say the resources could’ve been put to better use — especially in an area plagued by gun violence.
“Police in Chicago must focus on building trust and better relationships within the communities they serve, not engage in stunts like bait trucks,” Karen Sheley, director of the ACLU of Illinois’ police practices project, told the press. “The Chicago Police Department admits that it can’t solve murders and violent crimes because communities of color don’t trust the Chicago police. These stunts won’t help.”
Now, local rapper and activist Vic Mensa is taking matters into his own hands. At the same site where the original sting happened, Mensa will host an “anti-bait truck” to give away thousands of free shoes to those in need, as the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
“Chicago Police escorted a ‘bait-truck’ full of shoes through the South Side of Chicago to lure poor people with FREE NIKES. So we’re filling a truck with shoes to give away to those who need it,” Mensa wrote on Twitter.
“We wanted to do something in response, but have a positive response,” added Laundi Keepseagle, the executive director of Mensa’s SaveMoneySaveLife foundation, which is putting together the huge back-to-school charity event.
Anyone can donate a pair of shoes via this Amazon Wishlist. Over 3,000 have already been collected, but the foundation is hoping to amass 10,000 pairs by the time of the giveaway.
Last week Chicago Police escorted a “bait-truck” full of shoes through the South Side of Chicago to lure poor people with FREE NIKES. So we’re filling a truck with shoes to give away to those who need it. Buy a pair and donate here:https://t.co/8xkLTHTEhXpic.twitter.com/Tp6X8iZ4Ch
“You might be wondering or asking, ‘Carrie, why is your tour starting in May?’ Well … yay!” she said, revealing balloons spelling out “BABY” above her head. “Mike and Isaiah and I are absolutely over the moon and excited to be adding another little fish to our pond.”
Underwood, 35, continued, “This has just been a dream come true with album and with baby news and all that stuff. We’re just so excited and just so glad you guys can share in this with us and be a part of this with us. Love you guys! We will see you on the road in 2019.”
The singer will release her latest album, Cry Pretty, on Sept. 14 ahead of hosting the CMA Awards for the 11th time in November. She’ll then break for maternity leave before kicking off her tour, supported by Maddie & Tae and Runaway June, on May 1. Tickets go on sale Aug. 17 at 10 a.m.
The spouses’ news of their bundle of joy on the way comes after celebrating eight years of marriage. Underwood and Nashville Predators star Fisher, 38, said their “I dos” in July 2010, at the Ritz Carlton Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro, Georgia.
“You see each other when you can and you talk to each other as much as you can,” the singer told PEOPLE in 2013 of balancing marriage amid hectic schedules. “You just have to commit and make it work.”
That mantra definitely came in handy in 2016, when Underwood embarked on her 92-date Storyteller Tour — with her son in tow, of course.
Carrie Underwood, Mike Fisher and son Isaiah at PJ Masks LivePJ Masks Live
She continued, “This morning, Melissa, my hair and makeup artist, was starting to put my makeup on and he’s all in his pajamas and he said, ‘No, don’t do that!’ and I was like, ‘Why, baby, why are you upset?’ ”
“And he said, ‘I like you just how you are.’ He didn’t want me to put makeup on,” explained Underwood. “That made me feel pretty. I know I wasn’t because I had just woken up and hadn’t brushed my teeth yet, but he made me feel pretty.”
“But you just make room and you learn how important that family time is, and to be able to spend time and carve out some of that and maybe get to go on vacation and maybe get to go on a cruise — that stuff is so important to, like I said, make time for family,” she added. “That’s what it’s all about.”
Get on the snow and give back this year with the Armed Forces Para-Snowsport Team (AFPST)’s Epic 24 Hour Snow Challenge, where teams will take to the slopes to ski, board or slide for an incredible 24 hours.
The Armed Forces Para-Snowsport Team (AFPST) is a Military charity that exists to accelerate the recovery of wounded, injured or sick military personnel and veterans. They do this through the medium of performance alpine skiing, nordic/biathlon skiing and snowboarding, providing a winter sports focus for disabled athletes to regain their spirit of challenge and competition.
On Wednesday 19th September 2018 at 12:00, AFPST will start their Epic 24 Hour Snow Challenge at Snozone Castleford, with an aim to raise £48,000. If successful, £24,000 of the money raised would be used to take 30 novice athletes (10 from each discipline) to a European Snow Camp. The remaining £24,000 would be used to purchase equipment that would sustain our athletes for the next 3 years of training.
This challenge is open to anyone! You can ski, board or slide down the slope. The rules are simple:
Anybody who enters must be part of a team comprising of 4 or more people.
One person from each team must be on the snow at all times for 24 hours.
Each person who enters must pledge to raise a minimum of £250 by 17th September 2018.
The UK outfit recently stopped by SiriusXM to record a special four-song session, which included performances of High as Hope singles “Hunger” and “Sky Full of Song”, as well as “Cosmic Love” from their 2009 breakthrough LP, Lungs. The fourth entry, however, is easily the one that steals the show. Backed by little more than a piano and acoustic guitar, Welch led the band through a cover of Fleetwood Mac’s 1976 song “Silver Springs”.
We’ve grown so accustomed to hearing Welch’s vocals swell and soar in epic fashion that we (or at least I) forget she also wields plenty of power and grandness in even her most subtle state, which she showcases here. It’s a stripped-back rendition, sure, but I got chills within the first few seconds of just hearing that stunning voice.
Check out the cover below, followed by the rest of the SiriusXM session.
After a summer filled with music festivals, Florence and The Machine will embark on a North American fall tour; find their full schedule here.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she’s not budging from her Supreme Court Seat for half a decade and we’re here for it
There hasn’t been a ton of feel good stories in the news lately, but leave it to badass 85-year-old Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to keep us hopeful. The second-ever female justice stated on Sunday night that she’s not retiring any time soon.
“I’m now 85,” Ginsburg said. “My senior colleague, Justice John Paul Stevens, he stepped down when he was 90, so think I have about at least five more years.”
The feminist justice spoke publicly after going to see a production of “The Originalist” at the 59E59 Theater in New York, a play about late Justice Antonin Scalia. Ginsburg and Scalia were long-time friends despite their stark political differences.
“If I had my choice of dissenters when I was writing for the court, it would be Justice Scalia,” Ginsburg said, saying that the back and forth would help her form her arguments. “Sometimes it was like a ping-pong game.”
I almost broke down in tears when I saw Ruth Bader Ginsburg trending. So relieved to find out that she was just planning to stay on the Supreme Court for at least 5 more years. Keep lifting those weights, RBG! pic.twitter.com/aTlfx6F43g
Democrats have feared that the “Notorious RBG” would retire during President Trump’s first term, allowing him to nominate another conservative judge and skewing the Supreme Court as a whole sharply to the right. Earlier this month, Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh for the vacancy left by retiring judge Anthony Kennedy — a man with a history of conservative leaning when it comes to gun laws, women’s health, and immigration.
Earlier in his term, Trump nominated conservative justice Neil Gorsuch after Barack Obama was blocked by the Senate from nominating a judge at the end of his term following the death of Scalia.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg will celebrate 25 years on the Supreme Court next week — she was sworn in after being nominated for the court by Bill Clinton in 1993. During her time on the bench, she’s been a champion of women, minorities, and the underprivileged, and well-known for everything from her eloquent written arguments to her amazing robe collars. She’s also a two-time cancer and heart surgery survivor who’s barely missed a day on the bench.
85-year-old Ruth Bader Ginsburg today:
"I have about at least 5 more years" on Supreme Court .
In other words Trump won't be picking this amazing woman's replacement as long as she stays healthy.
During the Trump administration, she has been looked up to as a vital voice of dissent — at the same time that many left-leaning fans desperately hope that she stays healthy and able to work. Even Stephen Colbert joined her for one of her famed daily workouts.
RBG also had a few words to say about the current administration as she discussed politics with “The Originalist” Director Molly Smith. When asked what keeps her hopeful, Ginsburg talked about her husband Marty Ginsburg, who died in 2010.
“My dear spouse would say that the true symbol of the United States is not the bald eagle — it is the pendulum,” Ginsburg said. “And when it goes very far in one direction you can count on its swinging back.”
If an 85-year-old cancer survivor can stay positive and keep fighting — for years — so can we.