Related10 (non-football) reasons to visit Poland & UkraineDespite Euro 2012, there are many other reasons to visit Poland and Ukraine than beer and balls.To Euro or not to Euro? British footy fans still travelling to Euro 2008England and the rest of the home nations may be out of Euro 2008 but Brit bookings to Austria and Switzerland are up by 122%The Queen on SLO Republic Royal tour: Interest in Eastern Europe Up 41%The Queen on SLO Republic Royal tour: Interest in Eastern Europe Up 41% Skyscanner has witnessed a huge surge in flight searches to Ukraine this year, with Brits heading over before and after the tournament, suggesting that Euro 2012 has raised awareness of the joint host nation as a holiday destination.Record numbers of Brits appear to be visiting Kiev (pictured right), the beautiful and largely undiscovered capital city of Ukraine with flight searches up a massive 77% year on year.Sam Poullain, Skyscanner’s Football Expert commented: “Ukraine currently attracts more than 20m visitors each year with most coming from Eastern Europe. However, our data shows that by holding a major sporting event such as Euro 2012, a country can attract people from all over the world as it did for Germany and South Africa in the last few years. With airlines offering flights to Kiev from just £100 return, it’s no wonder Brits are now heading over.”Read more: English and Irish fans flock to Poland and Ukraine for Euro 2012ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map
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My grandad voyaged the globe with a sturdy leather trunk. It was heavy, angular and big enough to port a human in. It still survives (back then, things were made to last) but its days of globetrotting are done; today such trunks are found only in antique shops and hipster living rooms.Over the last 20 years or so, suitcases have lost weight, sprouted wheels and telescopic handles, and adopted lighter, stronger, composite casing, but it’s been a while since anything really exciting has happened in the world of luggage. Until Trunkster appeared.Read more: 7 best hand-luggage bags reviewed. Powerstation: charge your gadgetsIn a world waving goodbye to paper, our electronic gadgets are making travel much slicker. But they’re only as good as their battery life. No power on your mobile could mean no boarding pass or, heaven forbid, no posting that selfie and no updating your Faceboook status with the ‘I’m at the airport about to fly somewhere nice and you’re at work’ post. Trunkster solves that problem by featuring an integrated, removable USB charging port and cable so you’ll never go hungry for volts again. Unless you forget to charge your Trunkster of course. Weighing in: built-in digital scaleMy grandad didn’t have to worry too much about travelling with hand-luggage only or excess baggage charges. But for today’s flyers, every kilogram counts. Being over the weight limit, or having to check in a bag at all can make the difference of £40 or more. The nifty digital scale built into the handle of the Trunkster ensures you always know the weight of your gear, thus avoiding any nasty surprises to your wallet when it comes to check-in. Related9 luggage accessories for the most organised packing everOrganise your bags like a pro and pack light with these smart, space-saving luggage accessories. From packing cubes to travel wallets, these handy gadgets will make sorting out your luggage a lot easier, and could save you money on excess baggage fees. So go on and get organised!Best luggage reviewed: 8 suitcases tested to destructionWe review eight suitcases in our punishing ‘tough test’ to separate the genuine hard shells from the softies.What’s the best hand luggage bag?With more and more airlines charging for checked bags, it’s worth travelling light to save money. We’ve got tips from all the frequent flyers at Skyscanner, as well as globe-trotting travel bloggers, so escape baggage fees and go hand luggage only with these top cabin bags. Track it: GPS enabledLost luggage could become a historic term for Trunkster owners. The case comes with GPS technology that allows you to track it anywhere in the world with GSM coverage, no subscription necessary.The best of the restOn top of Trunkster’s pioneering features, it also claims the standard ‘hard case’ credentials; tough polypropylene construction, omi-directional wheels, TSA lock, compression panels, robust full-width handle, plus it’s water resistant, drop resistant, and impact resistant. (But can it handle having a car dropped on it? Watch ‘Suitcase Must Die’ our ultimate suitcase test). On top of that – the cool matt-black exterior looks pretty sexy too.Watch the video below:tps://www.youtube.com/embed/ZM6a0jIYAyoTrunkster FAQHow much does a Trunkster cost?$325 (£219) for a carry-on size.$350 (£236) for check-in size.What sizes does the Trunkster come in?Currently two sizes are on offer: carry on and check-in size.When and where can I get a Trunkster?Trunkster is not available yet, but you can pre-order now. You’ll have to wait till autumn 2015 to actually get your hands on one though.More: trunkster.co ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Invented by two lifelong travellers and funded on Kickstarter (they needed $50,000, they got $1.3M) this futuristic luggage design will likely spawn a whole new generation of ‘smart cases’ – and here at Skyscanner HQ, we’re really quite excited about that.Goodbye zips: hello rollerdoorGoing zipperless is nothing new – my grandad’s trunk used brass clasps and leather straps – but the Trunkster pioneers a further innovation; the use of a sliding roller door (like those you might find on a garage) instead of a zip. This has the advantage that you can access your stuff much more easily and quickly, without the need to fold open the case.Read more: 15 best packing tips
Scroll to the Skyscanner skill and select. Tap the enable button. What can I use the Skyscanner skill for? That’s it you’re ready to go!Once the skill is enabled, you can start searching:Alexa, ask Skyscanner for a flight.Alexa, ask Skyscanner to get me a flight to London tomorrow.Alexa, ask Skyscanner where I can go this weekend.Alexa will then ask you a series of questions about your travel plans and we will provide you with the best option found on Skyscanner.Which devices does the skill work on?The Skyscanner skill is available on any device that supports Amazon Alexa. At the moment, this includes Amazon Echo and Echo Dot. RelatedSkyscanner has been announced as one of the first ever third party skills to be launched on Microsoft’s Cortana.Skyscanner has been announced as one of the first ever third party skills to be launched on Microsoft’s Cortana. The flight search skill will allow users to ask a range of handy, direct questions through Microsoft’s personal assistant. Live from today (12th May 2017), to users on all Cortana powered…App happy: Introducing the Skyscanner app that will save you time and money on travelSay hello to Skyscanner’s 3-in-1 app for IOS and Android. We’ve made it even easier to compare flight prices, find hotel deals or hire a car by combining all three into one smart app. So, whether you want to book a work trip or a family holiday, find out how…Travel tech and gadgets to blow your mind in 20172017 will be treating us to lightweight, travel-friendly drones, the reintroduction of wireless, and more personalised ways to travel the world. Here are the latest developments in travel tech to look out for this year, so once you’ve decided where you’re going, you can add a little tech power to… How does Alexa decide which is the best travel option?Alexa will tell you the cheapest flight option for your chosen route and dates.I’ve found the perfect flight, where can I store the details?We will send a “card” to to your Alexa app with the details of your flight search including route, duration, number of stops and times of the cheapest itinerary to help you decide which flight you want to book.Great, now how do I book?Once you’ve decided on your flight go to our app or website and you can complete your booking with one of our partner airlines or travel agents.Can I search for hotels and car hire? Also, why are some search functions different to your app and website?At the moment we only offer flight search to help you plan your trip. However, we are always looking to develop and improve the skill so keep an eye out for new features.More smart trips for the savvy traveller…6 of the best travel gadgets of 2016With all the savings you’ve made on your flight, you’ll have even more to spend on the latest travel accessories.Best luggage reviewed: 8 suitcases tested to destructionWe’ve put some of the most popular suitcases through their paces._Skyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire._ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map What is the Skyscanner skill?Amazon Alexa can suggest flights based on a simple conversation with you about upcoming travel plans. Whether you’re still trying to work out where to go or just trying to find the best price Skyscanner and Alexa can help you out.How do I get started?To enable the Skyscanner skill, simple go to the skills section of the Amazon Alexa App and choose the skills section.
From September 10th -13th, ShContemporary08 is on the art agenda of collectors, museum professionals, and media from throughout the world who plan on attending the second edition of the contemporary art fair. Since the first successful edition of the fair in 2007, ShContemporary has stimulated the international contemporary art market and served as a catalyst for Western galleries to open exhibition spaces in China.Not long after the first edition of ShContemporary last September, Michael Schultz, a Berlin based gallery opened a space in Beijing and exhibits well known Western and Chinese artists.This past July, James Cohan Gallery of New York, opened a new space in the the historic French Concession of Shanghai. The gallery is showing dynamic international artists known in China such as Bill Viola, Nam June Paik, Roxy Paine, Yinka Shonibare, and those that are just being introduced to China. The gallery will be returning as an exhibitor to ShContemporary and in their booth will also be showing MBE, Yinka Shonibare, Wim Wenders, Bill Viola, Nam June Paik, and Hiraki Sawa who will be included in Best of Discovery, the curated section within the fair. Sawa, the Japanese video artist has created a new work especially for this installation which addresses the concept of “home“ and the physical and mental habitation of space. Sharing the same passion and commitment to Asia, New York‘s Pace Wildenstein Gallery opened a space in Beijing during the first week of August. The inaugural exhibition “Meetings” featured Western and Asian artists, such as Chuck Close, Alex Katz, Lucas Samaras, Tim Eitel, also 2 Chinese artists Zhang Huan and Zhang Xiaogang. Committing to its presence in China, Pace Wildenstein plans to take part in ShContemporary for the first time.With the success of ShContemporary last year and the focus it has brought to The Asia Pacific region, the upcoming edition will include many returning galleries (over 40%) and new galleries from throughout the world who want to have a presence in the emerging new art market in Asia.Nine galleries from the United States will be joining over 130 participating galleries from 26 countries in the upcoming edition of the fair. Returning US galleries include James Cohan, I-20, Marlborough, Max Protetch, Jack Tilton, and Walsh. Three of the following New York galleries will be joining Shcontemporary08 this year.Lehmann Maupin will devote their booth to works of digital artist Jennifer Steinkamp. The Los Angeles based artist continues to explore ideas of space and motion with these works and is applying new media technology to create illusionistic environments. On view will be Steinkamp‘s oeuvre including Dervish, Rapunzel, and Formation. Also shown will be new work by Tracy Emin alongside works on paper by the Korean artist, Lee Bul.Pace Beijing will present the Chinese artists Zhang Huan and Zhang Xiaogang as well as their Western blue chip artists including Alexander Calder, John Chamberlain, George Condo,Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenburg, Kiki Smith, Oldenburg, Joel Shapiro, Tara Donovan.Moti Hasson’s focus will be on three artists: Koreas born Jina Moon‘s, featuring Megaxiscape, a 32 foot-long painting on Hanji paper that drapes down from the ceiling and across the floor; Shuli Hallak’s recent photographs document cargo in its state of transit between production and consumption; and photographic portraits by Carl Fischer mostly from the sixties and seventies, often made on assignment for advertising and editorial use, including Warhol and the Factory.ShContemporary is co-produced by Bolognafiere SpA and Lorenzo Rudolf; organized in co-operation with the following Chinese partners: Shanghai International Cultural communication Association (SICCA), Shanghai Art Fair Organization Committee and Eastern Shanghai International Culture Film & Television Group.ShContemporary September 9th – 13thPreview Part 1: Tuesday, September 9th, 2:00 – 6:30 PM Preview Part 2: Wednesday, September 10th 12:00 – 5:00 PM VIP Night: Wednesday, September 10th 5:00 – 10:00 PM Public Days: September 11th to 13th 12:00 – 7:00 PM Venue: Shanghai Exhibition Center (SEC) Yan’an Zhong Road. 200040 Information: www.shcontemporary.infoPress Contact: Natalia Hnatiuk +1-954-608-6299 email@example.com
Los Angeles , CA – Poised to aesthetically amaze the most astute of second-home buyers with inspiring designs by internationally acclaimed tastemaker Kelly Wearstler,Viceroy Anguilla will unveil its model four-bedroom villa on Barnes Bay, March 15. This season offers the final opportunity to own part of Viceroy’s flagship overseas development – a limited collection of beachfront and blufftop villas, townhomes and resort residences embracing the pristine natural beauty and tranquility of this West Indie Island.“I have never seen a destination so well suited for the elite retreat we have envisioned under our Viceroy flag,” comments Brad Korzen, Founder and CEO for The Kor Group. “Our four-bedroom model villa will enable potential buyers and guests to see and experience our vision for what’s to come at Viceroy Anguilla.”Situated on 35 lush acres, with 3,200 feet of beachfront land along Barnes and Meads Bays , Viceroy Anguilla’s real estate offering features 140 contemporary beachfront and blufftop villas, sophisticated townhomes and opulent resort residences with an exclusive 45 ownership opportunities available in the final release. Anguilla has an unmistakable sense of place where owners will revel in utter privacy, yet enjoy unlimited access to the resort’s myriad pleasures synonymous with the Viceroy brand.Boasting contemporary architecture juxtaposed with organic materials, the villa exteriors are clean and modern with straight, simple forms.The interiors mimic this theme with travertine flooring to unify the spaces, stone countertops throughout and high-end appliances and fixtures. The interior and exterior spaces flow seamlessly and create a natural rhythm. The furnishings incorporate organic materials and textures, such as wood, stone, metals, rattan and rope.“Overall, I was inspired by the tranquil beach setting,” comments Wearstler of her work at Viceroy Anguilla. “In designing the property, we used textiles and techniques from all over the world, including hand-carved wood pieces from Asia, hammered metalwork from India and beaded artwork from Africa which offer a visual contrast with the modern architecture.”Each of the 140 residences that comprise the real estate offering are fully furnished and designed by Wearstler and include heated plunge pools, premium appliances, central air conditioning, gracious gourmet kitchens, indoor and outdoor dining options, custom cabinetry throughout, living and entertainment areas with ample seating for extended family and guests, master baths featuring soaking tubs and separate indoor and private outdoor showers, dual vanities, private water closets, walk-in closets, high ceilings, state-of-the-art electronics and technologies, lockable owner storage, expansive beach and ocean views, and more.The emotional tipping point for residents and resort guests alike will be Viceroy’s opulent range of amenities and seamless intuitive service. Now available, the new Kor Club provides an unparalleled combination that will drive the experience far beyond traditional, international five-star accommodations. Members enjoy exclusive access to the dedicated Kor Concierge team to facilitate reservations and special requests for all travels. Kor Club members will delight in countless other benefits, including: insider access; VIP treatment; preferred pricing at signature dining venues and spas; and social and networking events planned solely for Kor Club members. Kor takes one step further with the premier Kor Exchange Program , allowing owners at participating Viceroy or Tides resorts to exchange a portion of their annual use entitlement for time in residence at other Viceroy and Tides destinations worldwide. The Kor Exchange Program represents not only the opportunity to explore some of the world’s most exclusive destinations, but also an invitation to savor each destination’s lifestyle in signature Kor fashion.About ViceroyViceroy hotels and resorts exemplify a passion for authentic, world-class, visionary design and intuitive service. From skyscraping cities to pacesetting playgrounds, every Viceroy destination re-imagines the essence of style and service and inspires discriminating guests and residents to indulge in glamour, reinterpret cultural traditions and redefine their notions of luxury. Current Viceroy properties include Viceroy Santa Monica and Viceroy Palm Springs. Under development are Viceroy Miami, Viceroy Mayakoba in the Riviera Maya on Mexico’s Caribbean coast, Viceroy Zihuatanejo, Viceroy Snowmass in Colorado, Viceroy China Beach in Vietnam’s central Danang province, as well as Kor’s initial overseas venture, Viceroy Anguilla in the British West Indies. The official site for the Viceroy brand is viceroyhotelsandresorts.com.About The Kor GroupAn innovative presence in the real estate and travel communities, The Kor Group is a privately held real estate investment, development and management firm that has redefined the concept of “being home” with its distinctive hotel, condominium and apartment properties since 1989. Kor’s current portfolio includes uniquely designed hotel assets in operation or under development, and residential properties around the globe. The official site for The Kor Group is thekorgroup.com.For sales queries, contact Viceroy Anguilla’s sales office at (800) 357-1930 / (264) 498-5111 or visit the official site at viceroyanguilla.com.
FILE – In this Jan. 9, 2018 file photo, Lupita Nyong’o attends the National Board of Review Awards Gala in New York. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers announced Thursday that Nyong’o’s picture book,”Sulwe,” will come out next January. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) by The Associated Press Posted Jan 18, 2018 8:28 am PDT Last Updated Jan 18, 2018 at 9:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o is working on a picture book.Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers announced Thursday that Nyong’o’s “Sulwe” will come out next January. According to the publisher, the Kenyan actress’ debut book will be a story about “colorism,” the favourable treatment given to people with lighter skin. Sulwe is a 5-year-old girl from Kenya coming to terms with her dark skin. The book’s illustrator is still to be determined.Nyong’o said in a statement that the book would draw on her own experiences of being “taunted” about her skin.Nyong’o won a best-supporting actress Oscar for “Twelve Years a Slave.” Her other credits include “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and the upcoming “Black Panther.” Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o is working on a picture book
Theater director fired amid sexual misconduct claims by The Associated Press Posted Jan 24, 2018 8:55 am PDT Last Updated Jan 24, 2018 at 9:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW HAVEN, Conn. – A Connecticut theatre’s artistic director has been fired amid allegations of sexual misconduct.The board of trustees for the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven voted unanimously Tuesday night to fire Gordon Edelstein, who was placed on leave Monday following a report in The New York Times.No one answered a phone listing Wednesday for Edelstein’s home in New York City.The Times reported Monday that it interviewed four women on the record who alleged unwanted sexual contact by Edelstein since his arrival in 2002. One of the women, who complained to theatre management in 2006, accused Edelstein of unwanted groping and kissing, and alleged he masturbated in front of her. Other former employees told the Times the prominent director made sexually explicit remarks.Theater board chairwoman Laura Pappano said none of the current board members were on the board when the 2006 complaint was filed, and there hadn’t been any sexual misconduct complaints since.Pappano said she looked into the board’s responses to allegations against Edelstein and they seemed appropriate, including mandatory counselling and sexual harassment training after the 2006 complaint. She said the allegations reported by the Times were different, and more lurid, than the accusations reported more than a decade ago.Pappano released a statement Tuesday night saying there will be an independent review of the theatre’s policies and procedures for reporting misconduct, and managing director Joshua Borenstein will be taking over artistic and administrative leadership.“We must ensure that nothing like this happens again,” the statement said. “This is a time that demands sober self-reflection and openness. We must do more to create the kind of working environment that our talented and committed staff deserve.”Before coming to New Haven, Edelstein was artistic director at A Contemporary Theatre in Seattle. After the allegations were reported Monday, an actress at the Seattle theatre alleged Edelstein groped her there in 2002, The Seattle Times reported .Also this week, the Alley Theatre in Houston fired Edelstein as director of “Satchmo at the Waldorf,” which is still scheduled to open next month under a new director.Edelstein has won awards from the Connecticut Critics Circle, including its highest honour in 2007-2008. He also directed plays on Broadway, including “The Road to Mecca” in 2012.
Actor and comedian Bill Cosby reacts while being notified a verdict was in in his sexual assault retrial, Thursday, April, 26, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. A jury convicted the “Cosby Show” star of three counts of aggravated indecent assault on Thursday. The guilty verdict came less than a year after another jury deadlocked on the charges. (Mark Makela/Pool Photo via AP) The Latest: Judge orders house arrest for Bill Cosby by The Associated Press Posted Apr 27, 2018 4:48 am PDT Last Updated Apr 27, 2018 at 6:20 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NORRISTOWN, Pa. – The Latest on reaction following a guilty verdict in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial (all times local):4:30 p.m.A judge is confining Bill Cosby to his suburban Philadelphia home until the comedian is sentenced on sexual assault charges.Cosby must also wear a GPS monitoring device under the order issued Friday by Judge Steven O’Neill.The judge had suggested Thursday after Cosby was convicted of three counts of aggravated indecent assault that he would be allowed to move around Montgomery County, where his home is located.The modified order says can leave his house only to meet with his lawyers or to get medical treatment but must get permission before doing so.O’Neill said he issued Friday’s order to “clarify” the restrictions.Cosby remains free on $1 million bail after his conviction on charges that he drugged and molest a woman in 2004. He maintains his innocence.___2 p.m.The Associated Press and other news outlets have asked the judge in the Bill Cosby case to make public the names of the jurors who found him guilty of drugging and molesting a woman in 2004.The request was filed Friday, a day after a suburban Philadelphia jury reached its decision on the second day of deliberations.The judge has not spelled out why the names have not yet been released.Jury names were also withheld by the court at the end of Cosby’s first trial, which ended in a mistrial. After news outlets intervened, the judge released them four days later. He concluded he was bound by a state Supreme Court ruling that under the First Amendment, juror names should be made public.Cosby is free on $1 million bail. His attorney plans to appeal. No sentencing date has been set.___1:40 p.m.Bill Cosby’s alma mater says it has revoked an honorary degree given to the comedian more than two decades ago.Temple University in Philadelphia says the school’s board of trustees accepted a recommendation Friday to rescind the 1991 degree it awarded to Cosby.A statement released by the school cites Thursday’s jury verdict finding Cosby guilty of drugging and molesting a Temple employee in 2004.The school was among few that waited to pull honours from Cosby until after the verdict.Cosby received a bachelor’s degree from Temple and long served as a public face and fundraiser for the school.Board of Trustees Chairman Patrick O’Connor previously said he would recuse himself from discussions on the honorary degree. O’Connor represented Cosby in 2005 when he first faced allegations of sexual assault.___7:55 a.m.Bill Cosby’s spokesman says the 80-year-old comedian is feeling great, and confident he did nothing wrong, one day after being found guilty on three counts of aggravated indecent assault.Andrew Wyatt tells ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Friday that Cosby is spending time with his wife, Camille, less than 24 hours after hearing the guilty verdict.Wyatt says Cosby maintains his innocence.On Thursday, Cosby was convicted of drugging and molesting Temple University employee Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia mansion in January 2004.Cosby could be headed to prison when he is sentenced in 60 to 90 days. His lawyer, Tom Mesereau, has said “the fight is not over” and said he will appeal.___7:45 a.m.Bill Cosby’s chief accuser says in a Twitter post that “truth prevails.”Andrea Constand tweeted Friday morning a “very profound and heartfelt thank you” to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for its service and sacrifices. She followed by saying congratulations, and that truth prevails.A jury found the 80-year-old entertainer guilty Thursday of three counts of aggravated indecent assault. He was charged with violating Constand, a Temple University employee, at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004.The guilty verdict came less than a year after another jury deadlocked on the charges.Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele has praised Constand as the “first courageous person” to go public with her allegations that Cosby drugged and molested her.___7:30 a.m.One of Bill Cosby’s accusers says she wouldn’t be heartbroken if he spent the rest of his life in jail and even died in prison following the 80-year-old comedian’s conviction on charges he sexually assaulted a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home.Cosby accuser Janice Baker-Kinney, who alleges he drugged and raped her in 1982, told ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Friday that it is essential Cosby spend time in jail.A jury outside Philadelphia convicted the “Cosby Show” star on Thursday of three counts of aggravated indecent assault. The guilty verdict came less than a year after another jury deadlocked on the charges.He is to be sentenced in 60 to 90 days.___1:20 a.m.Bill Cosby could be headed to prison at age 80 for sexual assault for the rest of his life, vindicating a multitude of women who doubted anyone would ever believe their word against that of America’s Dad.The comedian was convicted Thursday of drugging and molesting Temple University employee Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia mansion in January 2004.Women’s advocates called the verdict a turning point in the #MeToo movement that proved what Cosby’s accusers had been saying: His nice-guy image was a sham.The verdict in the first big celebrity trial of the #MeToo era sealed the downfall of an entertainer who broke racial barriers in Hollywood on his way to TV superstardom as sweater-wearing, wisdom-dispensing Dr. Cliff Huxtable.The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission. Constand has done so.
This image released by NBC shows Debra Messing as Grace Adler, left, and Sean Hayes as Jack McFarland in a scene from “Will & Grace.” “Roseanne,” “Will & Grace,” “Twin Peaks” and “American Idol” were among the reboots largely snubbed by the television academy on Thursday. (Chris Haston/NBC via AP) by David Bauder, The Associated Press Posted Jul 12, 2018 1:13 pm PDT Last Updated Jul 12, 2018 at 4:20 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Television academy: thumbs down on the latest reboots NEW YORK, N.Y. – Television executives and many viewers love the idea of reviving series and ideas from the past. Emmy voters? Not so much.“Roseanne” quickly became television’s top-rated comedy upon its return, until ABC pulled the plug following star Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet. The series was not among the eight comedies nominated for an Emmy on Thursday, however. Laurie Metcalf earned a supporting actress nod, but Barr and Conner family patriarch John Goodman were ignored.Similarly, NBC’s “Will & Grace” reboot didn’t earn a comedy nomination despite solid reviews. Of the four main stars, only Megan Mullally has the chance to bring home some hardware from the September show. Sean Hayes’ absence was a particular surprise.Popularity doesn’t indicate much with the television academy, anyway. “Young Sheldon,” a spinoff of CBS’ popular “The Big Bang Theory,” got no Emmy love, either. “The Walking Dead” got little respect from the Emmys when it was a sensation; still popular but fading, the show still isn’t recognized.Being a returning series — as opposed to something shiny, new or streaming — seemed to hurt “Twin Peaks.” The Showtime reboot won’t compete in the limited series category. Actor Kyle MacLachlan similarly did not earn an actor’s nomination.“Game of Thrones” and “The Handmaid’s Tale” were no surprises with big nomination hauls in the drama categories. Although “Game of Thrones” actors Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage and Lena Headey will compete for supporting actor trophies, the Emmys stubbornly refuse to consider the show’s stars for the top acting trophies, probably because it’s in the fantasy realm, said Tom O’Neil, editor of the awards handicapping website Gold Derby.“For the lead roles, they want pretension and ‘Game of Thrones’ doesn’t deliver that,” O’Neil said.In the major categories, both HBO’s hitman comedy “Barry” and the drama “Westworld” overperformed in terms of expected nominations, setting up some spirited competition, O’Neil said. For example, many critics anticipated “Atlanta” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” would be the top contenders for best comedy, but “Barry” can’t be counted out, he said.Mandy Moore of “This is Us” and Al Pacino, who portrayed the late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno in an HBO movie, were other actors whose absence from the nominations can be characterized as a surprise.“Tonight” show host Jimmy Fallon struck out as a nominee, perhaps because of a long-held belief that he went too easy on Donald Trump during a 2016 campaign interview. He’s been snubbed before; Fallon was nominated in 2015 and didn’t win.Some Trump-unfriendly talk show hosts — Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah and Jimmy Kimmel — were nominated, as was Samantha Bee of TBS’ “Full Frontal.” She attracted heat this spring for a lewd comment about Ivanka Trump.Just to show that not all comics who aggressively go after the president were recognized — or maybe that the genre has gotten so large — HBO’s Bill Maher and NBC’s Seth Meyers were left out.Last month Entertainment Weekly posed the question: “Why do the Emmys keep snubbing Jeff Probst?” No answer, but the “Survivor” host was again among the missing when nominations for reality show host were issued Thursday. So was the CBS show itself, arguably the granddaddy of the genre and still popular among viewers.Count “American Idol,” now on ABC, as another one of television’s reboots sniffed at by the television academy.