In an essay written in 1982 to mark the centenary of Joyce’s birth, the Irish poet John Montague, who died earlier this month, a writer who had also mined his own childhood, wrote of the influence of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man: “No one could overestimate the effects of [the book] on later Irish writers … Or on the national psyche: many young Irishmen came to painful consciousness reading those corrosive pages. The Dublin of my student days was strewn with versions of Stephen Dedalus, including myself, though I wonder what the women thought of it!” … [Read more...] about Colm Tóibín: James Joyce’s Portrait of the Artist, 100 years on
James appeared in scores of TV shows and movies, even playing a comical crook who again is shuffled off this mortal coil by the Good Guy. That time it was Leslie Nielsen’s Lt. Frank Drebin, who kills James’ Hector Savage with a firehose stream to the mouth in the 1991 sequel The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear. It would be James’ penultimate film role in a big-screen career that also included Blue Thunder, Hearts of the West, Return to Witch Mountain, Burnt Offerings and Vanishing Point. … [Read more...] about Anthony James Dies: ‘Unforgiven’ & ‘In The Heat Of The Night’ Actor Was 77
"In all the time I've known Jimmy, I never had one conversation about his sex life," Baldwin told Whipp on Sunday. "In my time with Jimmy, it was absolutely, positively business," he said. "I never knew of anything where Jimmy assaulted or bullied or pressured. I've never heard anything other than that Jimmy was somebody who hit on a lot of women in a very vague way," he added. "Meaning that he had an appetite for going up to women and saying salacious and provocative things to them and introducing himself with his credentials and so forth and laying that on people to seduce them. I never knew any details of what he did that was assault in nature or rape in nature or criminally actionable. Never, never, never." He said the word "never" 13 times throughout the interview. … [Read more...] about ‘Trump Is a Sexual Predator,’ Alec Baldwin Says During Interview About James Toback
The women told the paper that they had "meetings framed as interviews or auditions [that] quickly turned sexual," claiming that during these meetings they were asked inappropriate questions, such as "How often do you masturbate?" or "How much pubic hair do you have?" the Times reported. … [Read more...] about Who Is James Toback, The Director Accused Of Sexual Harassment By 38 Women?
Partying: Arg spoke about falling into drugs after finding fame on TOWIE (L-R) TOP Arg, Lauren Goodger, Lucy Mecklenburgh, Maria Fowler BOTTOM Kirk Norcross, Lauren Pope, Harry Derbidge, Jess Wright, Amy Childs, Sam Faiers, Lydia Bright and Mark Wright in 2011 … [Read more...] about James Argent reveals pals tricked him into going to rehab by ‘kidnapping’ him and telling him they were going to Toby Carvery for lunch