A former Playboy model who said she had a 10-month affair with President Trump told her story for the first time Thursday night on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360°—saying she was in love with the reality TV star and didn’t know he had other women. Karen McDougal told Anderson Cooper she saw Trump at least five times a month through 2006 until April 2007, when she ended the relationship. She said they slept together dozens of times without protection and that she was unaware Trump was apparently seeing other people, including porn star Stormy Daniels. “He was so sweet,” McDougal said. “Like what everyone sees on TV, I didn’t see in that man. Because that man was very sweet, very respectful, very loving, very kind and caring. That’s the man I saw.” McDougal’s exclusive interview came two days after she filed a lawsuit to free her from a non-disclosure agreement about her alleged affair with Trump—and three days before … [Read more...] about Ex-Playboy Model Karen McDougal: Trump Told Me He Loved Me Constantly
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Keita Takahashi is one of a kind. First making his mark on the video game world with Katamari Damacy, he's been a sporadic but welcome presence in the industry ever since, creating Noby Noby Boy in 2009 and working on various projects - such as the ambitious, sadly cancelled MMO Glitch and the show-floor favourite Tenya Wanya Teens - since. Over the next 12 months we're due not just one but two Takahashi games, first with Wattam for PC and PS4 and, early next year, with his contribution to the recently announced handheld PlayDate. We took the chance to sit down with him at BitSummit last week to talk about… Well, various things. Let's start with Wattam, I guess. What's taken so long! It's been in development for so long now. Keita Takahashi: Yeah, it's been five or six years. You can play the demo now though! Why? There are many reasons, but the biggest reason is we got cancelled by Sony. But we still believed it'd be a good game, so at the time one of the ex-Santa Monica Studio … [Read more...] about PlayDate, lethal playgrounds and goat boobs: the eccentricity of Keita Takahashi
The Chronicle breaks down the 2019 Major League Baseball season, in order of teams’ predicted divisional finish, with analysis from columnist Bruce Jenkins on the National League and national baseball writer John Shea on the American League. NL WEST 1. DODGERS (92-71, FIRST IN 2018) Manager: Dave Roberts, 5th season (287-201), 4th with Dodgers (287-200) The skinny: After all the fuss and furor over Bryce Harper, the free agent who got away, this is still the best team in the West, rich in power, depth and versatility. Could be the first team to win three straight NL pennants since the wartime Cardinals (1942-44). ... Yasiel Puig will be missed for his power displays and mind-blowing throws. Other times, not so much. ... Puig and Matt Kemp have departed, but the return of All-Star SS Corey Seager (from Tommy John surgery) more than makes up for that. ... Clayton Kershaw’s spring-training arm problems caused some concern. That could be an ongoing issue. ... Apparently healthy … [Read more...] about Chronicle’s 2019 MLB analysis and predictions: Where will Giants, A’s finish?
All the Money in the World Dir. Ridley ScottVeteran Ridley Scott took his place in the history of #MeToo by firing Kevin Spacey from this film and replacing him with Christopher Plummer, who plays ageing oil tycoon J Paul Getty in this true story from the 70s. Getty refused to pay a kidnappers’ ransom for his abducted grandson and instead hired a former CIA tough guy (played here by Mark Wahlberg) to get him free. Read the full review.• Released on 5 January in the UK; out in US. Darkest Hour Dir. Joe WrightGary Oldman turns in a grandstanding performance as Winston Churchill in this handsomely mounted movie, which brings a House of Cards tone to a familiar story. Winston’s back – and the nation’s back – is up against the wall in 1940, and he’s going it alone with the Nazis poised across the Channel. Kristin Scott Thomas is his perennially exasperated wife Clemmie, and Stephen Dillane and Ronald Pickup play Lord Halifax and Neville … [Read more...] about Prowling panthers, paranormal spies and vengeful ice-skaters: must-see movies of 2018
The dynamic Chilean comedy Gloria went down a storm at the 2013 Berlinale where Paulina García was named best actress for her portrayal of a divorcee hitting the Santiago singles circuit. Now its director, Sebastián Lelio, is back at this year’s festival with another story of a resilient female refusing to live her life according to the demands of others. A Fantastic Woman has emerged as the mid-festival favourite for the Golden Bear, with the newcomer Daniela Vega likely to get her hands on the same prize as García. Such a win would be not only deserved but unprecedented, since it would make Vega the first transgender performer to scoop a major acting award. Although A Fantastic Woman reunites the Gloria team, including Lelio’s co-writer, Gonzalo Maza, and his ambitious cinematographer, Benjamín Echazarreta, the tone of the new film is moody, even Hitchcockian in places, with precious few of the depressurising laughs of its predecessor. That’s … [Read more...] about A Fantastic Woman review – timeless trans tale stands alongside Almodóvar