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Elizabeth Smart is pregnant with her second child with husband Matthew Gilmour, People confirms.
With news that she is expecting a son this spring, the 29-year-old’s life as an abduction survivor, author, philanthropist and motivational speaker is back in the headlines.
Smart was just 14 years old when she was taken from her Salt Lake City bedroom in 2002 and held for nine months, before being rescued. Now, she speaks out about her experiences on behalf of others, using her harrowing time spent in captivity to advocate for good.
Here’s a look back at Smart’s incredible journey — from her »
- Char Adams
Send cardinals, nuns, and money – the shit has hit the fan.
Nine months after Pope Pius Xiii announced his intention to rule the Catholic Church with an iron fist (wearing a red velvet glove covered in gold rings, natch), the effects of his fundamentalist fervor are being felt far and wide. August officials are dropping dead in the cafeteria. Renegade mystics are disappearing. Church pews are quite literally collapsing. Police are investigating and the priesthood is being purged. Jimmy crack corn, and the Young Pope doesn't care.
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Louise Doughty’s psychological thriller revolves around a passion that leads to a trial for murder. Plus: the timely return of Homeland
Emily Watson’s character, Yvonne Carmichael, looks out of the window as the vehicle in which she is travelling crosses a bridge over the Thames in London. She reflects on human nature, on the choices we make, how fear turns us into animals. The Thames can make you reflect, although Yvonne has more reason to do so than most. She is not on a bus, but in a prisoner transport van, possibly operated by G4S. She is cuffed and on the way to court, to be tried for murder. So begins this four-part adaptation of novelist (and Christmas University Challenge finalist) Louise Doughty’s psychological thriller Apple Tree Yard (BBC1, Sunday).
How did it come to this? Nine months earlier Yvonne, a successful genetic scientist with a comfortable home life, »
- Sam Wollaston
The 74th Golden Globe Awards are just around the corner, and Hollywood’s favorite golden girl is nominated once again!
Legendary actress Meryl Streep has scored a record-breaking 30th nod — more than any other actor in the history of the Globes. Since 1979, the actress has consistently racked up nods for her acting throughout her lengthy career. In fact, Streep has only been kept off the ballot just 12 years out of the 37 since her first nod — doubling up on nominations in 2003, 2009 and 2010.
Take a look back on her long history with the Globes, and a beginning steeped in tragedy.
Triumph Amid »
4 items from 2017
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