‘Why I have given 4m to my staff’

“My wife is wonderful, but she’s not madly commercial,” he says. Sorting out the change now seemed like the “adult thing to do”. He founded Richer Sounds in 1978, aged just 19. There are now 53 outlets, with 530 staff and about £200m in annual revenues. It’s brought him the sort of wealth that many staff can only dream off – £160m, according to the latest Sunday Times Rich List. What he calls a “cautious, conservative” approach to expanding the business has been one reason for his success, Mr Richer believes. But another reason has been an enlightened attitude to staff, something he set out in his 2001 management book The Richer Way. Mr Richer told the BBC: “I’ve been …

Why Are We So Goddamn Horny For Fleabag’s Hot Priest?

“Fleabag” Season 2 is a revelation, a religious experience, ecstasy.  Phoebe Waller-Bridge is the kind of storyteller that only comes along once in a very long while. The actor and writer, who’s brought audiences “Crashing,” Killing Eve” and “Fleabag,” created a near-perfect conclusion to a project that began as a one-woman play. Played by Andrew Scott, who “Sherlock” fans might recognize as villain Moriarty, The Priest (now informally known by “Fleabag” fans as Hot Priest) defies stereotypes. He is introduced to us ― and to Fleabag ― during the first episode of Season 2 at a terribly awkward family dinner. Fleabag’s dysfunctional family (plus The Priest) have gathered to discuss her father’s upcoming marriage to Godmother (played in pitch perfect …

How YouTube comments are the best way to understand Donald Trump

(CNN)On Memorial Day — or really Memorial Night — CNN will air an hour-long special featuring comedian Colin Quinn. I reached out to Colin to talk about how he developed the special, how comedy fits into this current political moment and his views on President Donald Trump. THE POINT — NOW ON YOUTUBE! In each episode of his weekly YouTube show, Chris Cillizza will delve a little deeper into the surreal world of politics. Click to subscribe! Cillizza: You’ve been doing this show off-Broadway. Why did you turn to this overtly political material? And how did the crowd respond?

Rapper Wale Gets Candid About His Social Anxiety

The rapper opened up about his struggles with anxiety in a tweet Wednesday, in which he joked about an upcoming single he’s about to drop in a few weeks.  Many Twitter users responded with support and said they could relate what he’s going through.  The rapper has talked about his anxiety issues before, telling MTV news that fame has contributed to his mental health struggles.  he told the outlet. “Your every move, your every mannerism is being watched. And to think about it, it makes me sweat and my heart beats fast. I’m under a microscope all the time.” “I don’t understand how that could be funny. You get death threats daily, then you go to the airport and they …

Dear White Guys: Your Asian Fetish Is Showing

Lillian, a 20-something who lives in New York and Boston, is a single There are the inevitable “What is your nationality? and “What are you?” messages. And there are a ton of racially charged thirsty DMs: “I’ll eat your pussy like shrimp fried rice,” one says. “I want to try my first Asian woman.” “Most of my single white friends receive only a taste of what I get on Tinder,” said Lillian, who asked that her last name be withheld for privacy reasons. Those creepy-crawly experiences on dating apps led Lillian to create  Lillian also invites her 21,000 followers to share the racist DMs they’ve received. She posts those, too.   The point of the project is clear: If you’re going to …

A Utah judge was suspended for six months after he criticized Trump in court and on Facebook

(CNN)A judge in Utah has been suspended without pay for six months after he made critical comments about President Donald Trump in court and on his Facebook page. “Judge Kwan’s behavior denigrates his reputation as an impartial, independent, dignified, and courteous jurist who takes no advantage of the office in which he serves,” said the ruling, authored by Utah Supreme Court Justice John A. Pearce. “And it diminishes the reputation of our entire judiciary.” Kwan’s attorney, Gregory Skordas, told CNN he and his client “were disappointed with the ruling but not necessarily surprised.” Skordas said Kwan acknowledges he made comments about political candidates and elected officials, “but felt that his overriding message was on policies and not candidates.” “He is …

Alleged Colorado gunman bullied others and joked about school shootings, a former friend says

(CNN)One of the suspects in the deadly Colorado school shooting is a bully who joked about shootings and threatened other students for years, a former friend said. One of those alleged shooters was Devon Erickson, 18, who was once a friend of Cole’s.

That ‘Always Be My Maybe’ Sex Scene Is Based On Randall Park’s First Time

In an interview with The Vulture that it was, in fact, drawn from the day in 1993 that he lost his own virginity in his hometown of Los Angeles. Afterward, he revealed that he and his girlfriend went to McDonald’s.  As amusing as the tale is, the film’s fictional version of it is pretty revolutionary given the rarity of seeing Asian Americans in romantic roles and steamy sex scenes. As the Times astutely points out, “Asian-American men rarely get to be the hero in mainstream Hollywood movies, Asian-American women rarely pick the Asian guy at the end, and Asian couples rarely exist onscreen at all, let alone have sex, let alone funny sex.”  Of course, the erroneous stereotype sparked a …

Parents celebrate with ’empty nest’ photo shoot after youngest child moves out

“The funny signs were ALL my mom’s idea & I think that’s what really mad the pictures so funny!” photographer Haley Jones said.  (Haley Marie Photography) “We have a crazy sense of humor and we just thought it would be funny to do something like this,” the photographer added to Fox 35. In the series of silly pictures, the happy couple was all smiles as they proudly held a sign reading “Empty nesters, June 1, 2019” in front of their house. They were also photographed hugging their dogs, Marley and Buck (otherwise known as the “favorite kids”) and giggling alongside an “Expecting zero kids” note as they posed with a trendy, oversized balloon. “Most parents are a little sad when they hit the …

Trump Calls Buttigieg ‘Alfred E. Neuman,’ Buttigeig Calls Trump Old

Donald Trump came up with a nickname Friday for Democratic presidential candidate Alfred E. Neuman — the freckle-faced, gap-toothed nerdy cover boy of  But Buttigieg came back with his own zinger, slying dinging the 72-year-old president’s age, saying the outdated reference was a “generational thing.” Alfred E. Neuman cannot become president of the United States,” when he was asked in a phone interview what he thought of the mayor of South Bend, Indiana. “I guess it’s just a generational thing. I didn’t get the reference. It’s kind of funny, I guess,” said Buttigieg.  Mad got a bit of dig in at Buttigieg: Trump appeared to imply in the Politico interview that Buttigieg, who is gay, isn’t tough enough to take …

SpongeBob and the 7 life lessons he taught a generation

(CNN)It’s been 20 years, and the little sponge who lives in a pineapple under the sea still resonates with people around the world. While the character’s mass appeal has surprised some critics, SpongeBob’s millennial fanbase, now grown-up adults, took away messages on friendship, honesty and finding the courage to be yourself. Here are just seven life lessons that influenced a generation. You can do whatever you set your mind to Starting from the day he barges into the successful restaurant known as the Krusty Krab, SpongeBob is ready to take on any task — even if it involves flipping patties behind the fry cooker. He chants over and over and over again, “I’m ready! I’m ready! I’m ready!” And when …

Tennessee church gunman Emanuel Samson sentenced to life without parole

Emanuel Kidega Samson testifies in his own defense at his trial last week. (Shelley Mays/The Tennessean via AP, Pool) “Dylann Roof is less than nothing,” the note found in Samson’s car read. “The blood that 10 of your kind will shed is that of the color upon the RBG [Pan-African] flag in terms of vengeance.” Samson is black and his victims were white. During his trial, jurors heard jail calls from October 2017 in which Samson laughed about the shooting with his then-girlfriend. At one point, Samson said he heard the victims saying “some funny s—” when he was on the floor of the sanctuary after being shot during a tussle with a churchgoer. Defense attorney Jennifer Lynn Thompson had argued for …

‘Why I bought a piece of nightclub floor’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNirvana performing at Rock City in 1991 Adam Barnard, from Wollaton in Nottingham, met his wife Nancy while head-banging to Faster by the Manic Street Preachers in 1998. As a student he was a regular at Rock City, going three nights a week for five years. “We spent so much time on that dancefloor,” the 41-year-old said. “You would come back from a night out and have bits of the floor all around the base of your trainers and trousers, and if you had fallen over, your T-shirt would have to go straight in the bin.” Image copyright Rock City Image caption Venue bosses said almost all the pieces had sold out …

Streaming takes the stage at this year’s TV upfront week

New York (CNN Business)A version of this article first appeared in the “Reliable Sources” newsletter. You can sign up for free right here. On Monday Comcast’s NBCUniversal hyped its forthcoming service. And on Wednesday morning AT&T’s WarnerMedia (the parent company of CNN) did the same thing. CBS will be sharing updates on its service, CBS All Access, later in the day on Wednesday. Each streaming service is in a different phase of development. Each company’s strategy is distinct. Each price point is different. Frankly it’s all pretty confusing, and it will continue to be confusing for the next couple of years. But the upshot for consumers is clear: More streaming services are coming, and they’re going to cost you. In …

How three Twitter bans influenced Amanda Abbington

“But after a three-time Twitter ban, I’ve learned not to be quite so visceral in my anger or upset, just sit on it for a bit.” Posting controversial comments online has come back to haunt many younger celebrities, who grew up with social media. Emmerdale actress Shila Iqbal was recently fired from the soap for offensive historic tweets, while YouTuber Jack Maynard had to leave I’m A Celebrity for the same reason. But Abbington explains she has developed a new strategy when it comes to posting her opinions online. Image caption Abbington says she hopes The Son will open up a conversation about mental health “A compulsive, involving, emotionally stirring evening – theatre’s answer to a page-turner,” said The Guardian’s …

Stephen Moore Withdraws From Consideration For Federal Reserve

Stephen Moore, President Federal Reserve Board of Governors, has withdrawn his name from consideration, Trump tweeted Thursday. The announcement came only hours after Moore told “I’m going to do what the president wants me to do,” he said. “If he wants me to keep fighting, I’m going to keep fighting. If he thinks it’s time to throw in the towel, I’ll do that.” went on the record saying they weren’t confident Moore, a controversial economic commentator, could be confirmed. weren’t confident in Moore. CNN it was “very unlikely” that she’d support Moore’s nomination and noted that several of her colleagues had privately expressed concerns about him to her.  Economists have disastrous 2012 tax cut experiment in Kansas that led to …