Cuomo branded 'monster' by NY Democrat amid sexual harassment claims

New York politicians on both sides of the aisle are speaking out against Governor Andrew Cuomo after he was accused of sexual harassment by a second former aide.
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This Is My House’s chaotic property guessing game shouldn’t work - and yet it’s TV gold
This Stacey Dooley-fronted competition makes zero sense, but somehow it’s hilarious - and addictive - viewing
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Matt Willis claims Church of Scientology attempted to break up his marriage to Emma Willis after he joined post-rehab
Matt was approached by a member of the organisation after he left rehab.
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Queen may have to sit alone at Prince Philip’s funeral because of Covid rules
The Queen, along with the other 30 mourners, will also have to wear a mask inside to help prevent the spread of the virus.
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Labour snub: BBC row erupts after 'refusing' to interview Rachel Reeves 'due to balance'
A LABOUR Shadow Cabinet minister has allegedly been snubbed from appearing on the BBC this morning on the grounds of balance, sources have claimed.
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Neymar sends message to Joshua Kimmich after PSG beat Bayern Munich
The Brazilian was criticised for his celebration.
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UK politics news – live: MPs vote on Cameron lobbying probe, as top mandarin ‘worked part time for Greensill’
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Man, 40, fighting for life after being struck by car in Redbridge
A man is fighting for life after being struck by a car in east London.
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Queen ‘understands’ why pregnant Meghan can’t come to Prince Philip’s funeral
The Duchess of Sussex is believed to have spoken to the Queen to pass on her condolences.
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Virgin Media’s £31bn tie-up with O2 given provisional green light by watchdog
The CMA said its in-depth investigation found that the deal is unlikely to lead to any substantial lessening of competition in wholesale services.
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Tesco sales reached over £53 billion in pandemic year, but profits decline on higher Covid costs
Tesco has revealed annual sales topped £53 billion, with the supermarket giant seeing strong demand from customers during the pandemic and UK online sales soaring 77%.
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Idris Elba’s Luther ‘lacks authenticity’ as character ‘doesn’t have Black friends’ says BBC’s diversity chief
Miranda Wayland says the character’s environment should be ‘reflective’.
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Artpop: Why are Lady Gaga fans campaigning to revive the 2013 album?
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Anti-masker goes on racist rant against Muslims at a Walgreens and is then arrested for spitting
Maskless Luba Bozanich was filmed launching the racist tirade at vacationers Nahla Ebaid and her husband Tamir Elhadad on March 31 at the store in Fort Lauderdale.
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Brexit LIVE: Bitter bloc takes latest swipe at UK as 20 states break away from agreement
EU countries are threatening to restrict or block the extradition of suspected criminals to the UK who are also citizens of their own countries in a move which would create a major law enforcement headache.
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Oklahoma teacher caught on video calling student the N-word is placed on administrative leave 
A teacher at a high school in Oklahoma has been placed on administrative leave after she was seen using the N-word in a tense standoff with a black student on Friday.
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Will Prince William and Harry reconcile at Philip’s funeral?
‘I hope very much that it is possible to mend any rifts that may exist,’ says ex-PM John Major
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Australia says 'no guarantee' travel will be allowed even after mass vaccination
Australia has recorded 29,437 cases of coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, as well as 909 deaths, while its borders have been shut since March last year and will remain closed until at least the middle of June
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Liverpool handed Klopp boost as Bayern Munich legend addresses Flick's future
Klopp had been linked with an early Reds exit to take charge of Germany - but Lothar Matthäus says Flick will be handed the job after Bayern Munich's Champions League exit to PSG
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World stocks rise to fresh record highs as bond yields ease – business live
Markets shrug off rise in US inflation, as Tesco reports near-20% slide in 2020 profits despite ‘exceptionally strong sales’ 7.36am BST Good morning, and welcome to our rolling coverage of the world economy, the financial markets, the eurozone and business.Global stock markets have climbed to a new record as government bond yields eased, despite a rise in US inflation. Consumer prices rose by 0.6% in March from the month before, pushing the annual rate of inflation up to 2.6% from 1.7%. Once again, markets are looking on the the bright side, and despite that higher-than-expected inflation read, it’s been interpreted as a sign of better growth. We’ve seen support for those high-growth tech stocks, and other sectors exposed to economic growth, including financials.It will take a few more months of 2.6% CPI reads before markets become too concerned, however there are still plenty of warning signs, with supply chain disruptions putting upward pressure on prices, while recent prices paid data has also seen sharp moves to the upside. If these start to become sustained then we could well see further upward pressure on yields. For now, yields seem contained, hence the lack of dip in equity markets. Continue reading...
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Man Utd handed Cavani boost as Uruguay manager 'advises him to stay in Europe'
The 34-year-old striker's future is up in the air but United are thought to be desperate for him to stay at Old Trafford for one more year
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UK troops to leave Afghanistan after 20 years as U.S. forces prepare to quit
President Joe Britain has drawn up plans to hand over control of the academy in Kabul where troops help to train Afghan soldiers to the government and withdraw 2,500 U.S. troops by September 11
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The Manchester Ship Canal tragedy that saw six killed remembered
The Bob's Ferry disaster occurred on Manchester Ship Canal 51 years ago today
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Kate's royal heartbreak as Duchess finds William and Harry split 'difficult and upsetting'
KATE, Duchess of Cambridge, has found Prince William and Prince Harry's rift "difficult and upsetting" as she is "so close" to her own siblings Pippa and James Middleton, according to a source.
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Tesco profits dive 20% despite surging grocery sales during pandemic
The supermarket giant said profits were weighed down by £892 million in coronavirus-related costs.
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Here's Why Some Friends Fans Think Chandler Was Originally Meant To Be Gay
After 10 seasons, Friends came to a close in 2004 with one of its central couples, Chandler Bing and Monica Geller, adopting twins and moving out of New York and into the suburbs.Journalist Matt Baume, however, believes the show could have ended very differently if the creative team’s original plans for Chandler, played by Matthew Perry, had been executed.In a new video report, Baume ― who is the author of the 2015 book Defining Marriage and the host of Culture Cruise, an acclaimed YouTube series ― delves into thinly sourced but persistent reports that the creators of Friends had intended for Chandler to be a gay man, but changed him to a straight character after Matthew Perry was cast. He also breaks down a number of gay jokes ― many of them cringeworthy by modern standards ― presented in the show at the character’s expense as evidence of a defunct plot line.Speculation about Chandler’s sexuality can be traced back to the show’s earliest seasons.In a 1996 interview with Entertainment Weekly during Season 2, co-creator and executive producer David Crane dismissed such arguments. “No, Chandler isn’t gay,” he said at the time. “Nor will he be gay. It’s not as if he has a choice. He either is or he isn’t. And he happens not to be.”Many fans, however, remained unconvinced. And Matthew’s co-star Lisa Kudrow, who played Phoebe Buffay, gave credence to that theory in a 2014 interview with the Television Academy suggesting that she, too, believed the character was gay at first.Noting that Chandler possesses what he believes is “a gay sensibility, but no gay storylines,” Baume told HuffPost, “If they had made it fully gay ― written gay, played gay ― would that have been a good thing or a bad thing?”“On one hand, it would have been amazing to see a gay main character on one of the most popular shows in TV history,” he continued. “But on the other, Friends seemed to falter sometimes when they tackled queer topics. They’d often repeat the same simple joke, that it would be funny if a person was gay...″[The show] seemed to be at its best when telling heterosexual stories, and I’m not sure they could have pulled off the challenge of featuring TV’s most prominent gay main character.”Fans interested in reassessing Chandler’s sexuality for themselves will be able to get their fix later this year, when the hotly anticipated and much-delayed Friends reunion special debuts.Watch Matt Baume break down Chandler on Friends below.MORE FRIENDS:The One Where They All Get Back Together: Everything We Can Tell You About The Friends ReunionCould We BE Any More Excited?! Friends Fans Get First Look At Upcoming ReunionNo, Jennifer Aniston Doesn’t Have A ‘Vocal Tic’, It’s Called Acting, Daaaahhling
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Mauricio Pochettino brings focus to PSG fashion project as club finally discovers character
French side avenged their final defeat from last season to eliminate Bayern over two quarter-final legs
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Royal Family LIVE: The penny drops! Insider admits Meghan and Harry REGRET Oprah chat
MEGHAN MARKLE and Prince Harry have regrets over their bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey, an insider has claimed.
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A Lonely Man by Chris Power review – breakdown in Berlin
Power is celebrated for his short stories, and his debut novel, about creative theft and Russian intrigue, is full of fine writingMany readers will immediately warm to a novel that begins in a bookshop. We’re in Berlin, and things couldn’t be more bookish. Our protagonist, Robert Prowe, has just met Patrick, a drunken ghostwriter, while reaching for the same book on one of the tables. A reading is about to begin. And then a story. A story about stories, books, writers.A Lonely Man is Chris Power’s first novel and is an interesting addition to the recent corpus of Berlin-based fiction. Power’s shimmering short-story collection, Mothers, was longlisted for the Folio prize, and this book deliberately draws separate narrative strands (and moods) together – partly to emphasise and play with the differences, partly to offer a consideration of the creative process itself. Continue reading...
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7 royals who will step up to help Queen and 'fill space' left by Prince Philip
The Queen has said Prince Philip's death has left a "huge void" in her life, but her loving family will rally around to support her as she continues her royal duties
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Line of Duty: Leak on BBC site accidentally reveals ‘major actor’ due to appear in series
Creator Jed Mercurio has commented on the spoiler-filled leak
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Borussia Dortmund vs Man City predicted line-ups: Team news ahead of Champions League fixture tonight
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Lin-Manuel Miranda Explains Why He Cut Trump Lyric From In The Heights Film
Musical theatre fans might notice a few changes to the In The Heights score when the film adaptation of the hit show debuts later this year in June. The song 96,000, which features in the stage version’s first act, originally contained a reference to Donald Trump, with the character Benny singing: “I’ll be a businessman, richer than Nina’s daddy, Donald Trump and I are on the links and he’s my caddy.”In The Heights premiered on Broadway in 2008, eight years before Trump’s presidency. But when composer Lin-Manuel Miranda began revisiting the music ahead of the movie version, he opted to swap Trump out for golf star Tiger Woods.In a recent interview with Variety, Lin-Manuel shared his reasoning, explaining: “When I wrote it, he was an avatar for the Monopoly man. He was just, like, a famous rich person. Then when time moves on and he becomes the stain on American democracy, you change the lyric.”“Time made a fool of that lyric,” he added. “And so we changed it.”In a separate Variety interview, screenwriter Quiara Alegría Hudes said Lin-Manuel had written the lyric “in a teasing way”.Given Trump’s history of racist rhetoric, she noted that the reference would now seem out of step in a film intended to be a celebration of Latinx culture. “It got to a point where teasing didn’t quite cover it,” she explained. “There was so much harm and damage done to the communities that we were trying to uplift in this movie. In the spirit of the movie, his name doesn’t have a place in a teasing way.” Lin-Manuel Miranda, a three-time Tony winner, got back to his Broadway roots this week.The Hamilton creator appeared alongside New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday to kick off the opening of a Times Square Covid-19 vaccination site intended to give New York’s pandemic-battered theatre industry a boost.In The Heights is currently slated for release in UK cinemas on 25 June. The film, which stars Anthony Ramos and Daphne Rubin-Vega, was originally due out last year, but got pushed back because of the pandemic. MORE FILM:Hugh Grant And Colin Firth Had Company From An Unlikely Star During Bridget Jones Fight SceneIt Turns Out One Of Tom Hanks' Most Iconic Roles Was Almost Played By Robert De NiroMarcia Gay Harden Suggests Dame Judi Dench Was 'Not So Happy' To Lose Out To Her At The Oscars
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Liverpool vs Real Madrid predicted line-ups: Team news ahead of Champions League quarter-final tonight
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Lockdown rules ‘could be needed again if South African Covid spreads quickly’
If not controlled, outbreaks of mutant strains could force the Government to 'put the reductions of lockdown into reverse'.
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Thomas Tuchel and Sergio Conceicao react to strange spat as Chelsea oust Porto from Champions League
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Mother slammed for wanting to be the centre of attention at daughter's wedding
A wedding guest has revealed how she watched the mother-of-the-bride ruin a wedding, claiming the bridal suite and arriving late despite being upstairs at the venue.
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Ayeh Far shares simple recipe for the perfect spaghetti carbonara
An Australian home cook has revealed her simple four-ingredient recipe for the perfect spaghetti carbonara - and why you should never add cream to the dish.
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This is what the perfect lunchbox looks like
Sydney dietitian Susie Burrell has shared an image of the perfect work lunchbox adults should strive to plan for themselves during the week.
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Celebs clap on doorsteps for Ashley Cain's baby before she is rushed to hospital
Ashley Cain and his partner Safiyya were moved to see celebrities including Abbey Clancy and Peter Crouch and Stacey Solomon joining in a nationwide tribute for their poorly girl Azaylia
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Tesco profits tumble to £825million for the year despite pandemic surge
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You’ll soon be able to stay in a cowshed on the estate where Jane Austen wrote Pride and Prejudice
The shed sits by the larger building where Jane Austen wrote Pride and Prejudice.
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