Quantum Leap's Dean Stockwell dies at the age of 85 after seven decades of career

The death of the former child actor at the age of 85 has been confirmed by his agent. (Author: Gardener)

the age of 85Dean Stockwell, a top Hollywood child actor who was middle-aged in the science fiction series Quantum Leap and in a number of indelible film appearances including David Lynch's Blue Velvet, Wim Wenders' Paris, Texas, and Jonathan Demme's Married To., New The Mob died at the age of 85. Dean Stockwell, a top Hollywood child actor who is middle-aged in the science fiction series Quantum Leap and in a number of indelible film performances including David Lynch's Blue Velvet, Wim Wenders' Paris, Texas, and Jonathan Demmes Married To The Mob died at the age of 85. Agent Jay Schwartz said Stockwell died of natural causes at home on Sunday. Agent Jay Schwartz said Stockwell died of natural causes at home on Sunday. Stockwell was Oscar-nominated for his comic book Mafia Queen in Married To The Mob and was four times Emmy-nominee for Quantum Leap. But in a career spanning seven decades, Stockwell was a standout character actor, whose appearances lip-sync Roy Orbison in a nightmarish party scene in Blue Velvet, a desperate agent in Robert Altman's The Player, Howard Hughes in Francis Ford Coppola's Tucker: The Der Human being and his dream - didn't have to be lengthy to be hypnotizing. Dark-haired Stockwell was a Hollywood veteran when he was a teenager. In his twenties he starred as a young killer on Broadway in the play Compulsion and in prestigious films such as Sons And Lovers. He won two best actor awards at the Cannes Film Festival, in 1959 for the theatrical version of Compulsion and in 1962 for Sidney Lumet's adaptation of Eugene O'Neill's Journey into the Night of the Long Day. While his career had some lean times, he reached his full potential in the 1980s. "The way I work is still the same as it was at the beginning - totally intuitive and instinctive," he told the New York Times in 1987. His Oscar-nominated role as Tony "The Tiger" Russo, a flamboyant gangster, in the 1988 hit Married To The Mob resulted in his most notable television role on NBC's science fiction series Quantum Leap the following year. “It's the first time someone offers me a series and the first time I've ever wanted to do one,” he said in 1989. “If people hadn't seen me on Married To the Mob, they wouldn't have noticed that I could do comedy. "With Stockwell in Quantum Leap, Scott Bakula played a scientist who takes on different identities in different eras after a time travel experiment goes wrong. He played roles big and small well into the 21st century in films and on television, including a regular role on another science fiction series, Battlestar Galactica. Stockwell became an actor at a young age. His father Harry Stockwell cast and stepped in as Prince Charming in Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs performed several Broadway musicals, and at the age of seven, Dean made his show business debut on the 1943 Broadway show The Innocent Voyage, The Story of Orphaned Children n involved with pirates. His first major role was Kathryn Grayson's nephew in the 1945 musical Anchors Away with Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra. Over the next several years, Stockwell appeared in films such as the Oscar-winning anti-Semitism drama Gentlemen's Agreement with Gregory Peck and in Song Of The Thin Man, the last of the William Powell-Myrna Loy mystery series, with Stockwell on son. He had the title roles in the 1948 antiwar film, The Boy With Green Hair, about a war orphan whose hair changes color, and Kim, the 1950s version of the Rudyard Kipling story, in which Errol Flynn starred. His youth films also included Down To The Sea In Ships with Lionel Barrymore; The secret garden with Margaret O'Brien; and Stars In My Crown with Joel McCrea. Still, he emphasized, it wasn't always easy, and at 16 he left the business. "I never really wanted to be an actor," he said. It wasn't the only time he was eliminated. But he said: "I came back every time because I had no other education". After five years, Stockwell returned to New York, where he appeared on Broadway with Roddy McDowall in Compulsion, a 1957 drama based on the infamous Leopold-Loeb murder of two college students in a 14-year-old boy killed for the thrill. Stockwell had two other prestigious film roles in the early 1960s. H. Lawrence's Sons And Lovers, an Oscar nominee for Best Picture, and the sensitive younger brother in Long Day's Journey into the Night with Ralph Richardson and Katharine Hepburn. In 1960, Stockwell married Millie Perkins, best known for her role as Anne in the 1959 film The Diary Of Anne Frank. Stockwell left Hollywood in the mid-1960s and made a regular presence in the hippie enclave of Topanga Canyon. After encouragement from Dennis Hopper, Stockwell wrote a script that was never produced, but inspired Neil Young's 1970 album After The Gold Rush, which got its name from Stockwell's script. Young's longtime friend, Stockwell, later co-directed and starred with Young on Human Highway in 1982. Stockwell also designed the cover of Young's 1977 album American Stars ‘N Bars. When his career stalled, Stockwell decided to bring his family to New Mexico. As soon as he left Hollywood, the filmmakers called again. He was featured as Harry Dean Stanton's driving brother in Wim Wenders' acclaimed film Paris, Texas in 1984 and as the evil Dr. Yueh in Lynch's Dune occupied. Regarding the Oscar nomination in 1989, he said it was “something I've dreamed of for years. Like his longtime friend Hopper, a noted photographer and actor, Stockwell was active in the visual arts. He often used his full name, Robert Dean Stockwell, in his art projects. His brother, Guy Stockwell, also became a prolific film and television actor, and even made guest appearances on Quantum Leap.


President Piñera of Chile charged with revelations in Pandora papers

The approval of the House of Commons leads to a lawsuit in the Chilean Senate over allegations that he was in office in favor of the sale of family property (Author: Gardener)

PiñeraPhoto: Javier Salvo / AFP / GettySebastián Piñera in October. The leaked documents revealed new details of a controversial deal to sell the family's stake in the Dominga mining project. The leaked documents revealed new details of a controversial deal to sell the family's stake in the Dominga mining project. Photo: Javier Salvo / AFP / GettyChiles President Sebastián Piñera has been indicted by the House of Commons and a case opened in the Senate on allegations that he facilitated the sale of a family property during his tenure. The impeachment vote was passed with an absolute minimum of 78 votes in the 155-member Chamber of Deputies and followed a 20-hour marathon session. 67 MPs voted against the impeachment, including several members of the opposition. Others abstained or abstained. Piñera is unlikely to be ousted from the 43-member House of Lords, where the opposition only has 24 of the 29 votes required to oust a president. But the process will take place in the heat of a general election campaign. Chile will not allow successive presidential re-election in a controversial deal to sell the Piñera family's stake in the Dominga mining project. They offer a rare glimpse into the hidden world of offshore finance and shed light on the financial secrets of some of the richest people in the world. The files were passed on to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), which shared access to the Guardian, the BBC and other media around the world. In total, the find consists of 11.9 million files that have been leaked by a total of 14 offshore service providers, with a total of 2.94 terabytes of information. This makes the volume larger than both the Panama Papers (2016) and the Paradise Papers (2017), two earlier offshore leaks of the leaked documents. To facilitate a global investigation, the ICIJ gave journalists in 117 countries remote access to the documents, including reporters from the Washington Post, Le Monde, El País, the Süddeutsche Zeitung, PBS Frontline and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. In the UK, the investigation was led by the Guardian and BBC Panorama. What is an offshore service provider? The 14 offshore service providers in the leak provide business services to individuals or companies looking to do business offshore. Your clients typically look for the discreet establishment of companies or trusts in lightly regulated tax havens such as the British Virgin Islands (BVI), Panama, the Cook Islands and the US state of South Dakota. Offshore registered companies can be used to hold assets such as real estate, aircraft, yachts, and investments in stocks and shares. By keeping these assets in an offshore company, it is possible to hide the identity of the person who actually owns them or the “beneficial owner” from the rest of the world. Usually for tax, confidentiality or regulatory reasons. Offshore jurisdictions typically have no income or corporate taxes, which makes them potentially attractive to wealthy individuals and businesses who do not want to pay taxes in their home countries. Offshore jurisdictions also tend to be very secretive, releasing little or no information about the companies or trusts incorporated there. It is also true that people in corrupt or unstable countries can use offshore providers to move their assets out of the reach of repressive governments or criminal adversaries who might try to seize them or attempt to circumvent hard currency restrictions. Others can go abroad for inheritance or estate planning reasons. Did everyone named in the Pandora Papers do something wrong? No. Moving money overseas is not illegal in itself, and there are legitimate reasons why some people do. The Guardian publishes stories based on leaked documents only after consideration of the public interest. This is a broad concept that can include promoting transparency by exposing the secret offshore owners of UK property, even if those owners have done nothing wrong. Other articles can shed light on important public debates, raise moral questions, shed light on how the offshore industry works, or, in the interests of democratic accountability, educate voters about politicians or donors. Thank you for your feedback. A contract found by the project suggested that the first $ 138 million of sales were made through letterbox companies registered in the British Virgin Islands Conservation Area. But subsequent governments did not either. When investigators investigated the case a few years later, Piñera said he was not involved in running the companies and did not even realize the connection with Dominga, which had not started from 2010 to 2014, when the sale was agreed, that prosecutors and courts ruled in 2017 that no crime had been committed and that Piñera was not involved. All taxes due were paid in Chile. Piñera's holdings are now held in a blind trust, the statement said. However, prosecutors have announced they will be re-investigating the case, effectively stalling Socialist MP Jaime Naranjo for 14 hours and reading a series of documents until MP Giorgio Jackson after a mandatory quarantine period after testing positive for the coronavirus who could enter the chamber to vote coronavirus test. It's sad for democracy. ”A pro-government MP, Andrés Molina, said,“ It makes me personally shameful. ”Just before the vote, Jackson said,“ There are people who think what happened in the Chamber yesterday and today, is shameful.


Michael Edwards may have to step in if Liverpool's transfer problem arises

Michael Edwards and Liverpool may consider recalling some starlets from unsuccessful loan games this season (Author: Gardener)

Michael EdwardsWith all the talk about Liverpool's lack of summer business, there was an alternate transfer issue that has apparently gone under the radar. The Reds had 12 players on loan earlier this season and will be frustrated with the progress of those looking to gain first-team experience. Rhys Williams is a prime example of Liverpool's failed credit policy as he has only played two championship games for Swansea City this season. To make matters worse, he was removed from the squad for the day of the match for the last three games. The 20-year-old turned out to be an unsung hero for the Reds last season alongside Nat Phillips as a central defender. However, all of Williams' progress has now been paused as he battles for the first-team minutes. Another player with high hopes early on his loan deal was young Liverpool player Paul Glatzel, who joined Tranmere Rovers for the season. After making a name for himself in his youth, this was seen as a real opportunity for the 20-year-old to take the next step in his career by getting his first experience of the world apart from academy football. Things started on a positive note for the talented striker when he appeared in every Whites' game in August, though the dynamic soon changed. Glatzel played no role in the next nine games in the second division, was excluded from the squad four times on matchday and even returned to Liverpool for an U23 game against Arsenal last month due to his lack of performance. Glatzel was limited to appearances in the EFL Trophy group stage during this time and made his claim to more minutes of the first team on Tuesday evening with two goals and a template in the 3-2 triumph against Oldham. Expecting this to be the turning point in his loan period, many Tranmere fans predicted that he would start the next game against Sutton on Saturday afternoon. Jake Cain joined his teammate Newport County in League Two on August 31 and has started three of a possible 12 league games. Part of Liverpool's deliberations regarding Clarkson's loan to Blackburn is based on Harvey Elliott's huge success at Ewood Park last season. The 18-year-old made 41 of a possible 46 league games, scoring seven goals and making 11 assists before returning to Liverpool as a much improved player. Clarkson, two years older than Elliott, admitted that talking to the Fulham Academy graduate that summer convinced him this was the right move. "I've had a lot of conversations with Harvey," he told Blackburn FC. Luis Longstaff has fared no better in the Scottish Third Division as all but one of his eight appearances for Queen's Park came off the bench. The club continues to miss players who are maximizing their potential. Harry Wilson's stints in Hull City, Derby County, Bournemouth and Cardiff City have certainly benefited his development, as has Rhian Brewster's brief stint at Swansea during the 2019-20 season - but the vast majority of borrowers have only drawn further attention to that what's a growing problem. A number of people starve to death after the first team minutes and are unable to break into Jurgen Klopp's squad or make an impact outside of Anfield.


"On the other hand, it could be nice"

Welder, comedian, Hollywood star, celebrated artist ... Billy Connolly's life story was a true page turner. Here he talks about love, loss and landing on one's feet (Author: Gardener)

HollywoodTired schoolboy who gets nowhere quickly, to be an apprentice welder on the Clyde. A welder became a regionally popular musician. A musician became a nationally popular comic. A comic became a Hollywood actor and an actor became a New York artist, then a retiree who recently mumbled his memoirs into a tape recorder in the Florida Keys ... Billy Connolly has gone through one or two major changes in his life. Perhaps it is not surprising that the 78-year-old, who has been suffering from Parkinson's for a long time, can face the next transition (the last) with such a playful way. If he ever broods over death, Connolly admits, when we talk one autumn morning he'll shake a small bracelet made of tiny plastic skulls on his wrist. And in his head, says Connolly, the skulls represent death. "I think that takes the horror away." It is just 11.30 a.m. in the Keys. Connolly says he hadn't got up long before he left the house he shares with his wife Pamela Stephenson and went to a house next door to one of their daughters. There, in a quiet and well-lit room that he uses as an art studio, he has connected his hearing aids to a specially equipped computer and signed up for our chat on Zoom. He now sits forward in an armchair and explains that it will take a while to get out of this chair when he's finished. He estimates a lot of rocking and jerking until he stands up straight. But he will face this problem when he gets around to it. Connolly has long white hair that he has tied back. He wears black round glasses and black clothes, a rather dismissive look; but he is one of those warm, avowed personalities, and you quickly get the feeling that you can ask him anything, as long as the questions come from an honest curiosity about human experience. He's very curious about himself. I want to know if he's not afraid of death, does he resent it as a moment when the busy ride of life has to end? Does he think about all the events and funny anecdotes that will take place afterwards without him? Connolly chuckles softly. Cheated in a way? But it hasn't happened yet. On the other hand, it could be so beautiful that you never think of it. ”There will be another side, you mean? “I'm sure there is something. I'm sure there is something. ”“ I don't know, for the last few years I've only had the feeling that it is. That we don't just get shit. You mean: that after an extraordinary life the most mundane will happen to you? "Yes. That I get squashed like any other garden mite, and that's the end. It can't be, can it?" At least in our conversation, Connolly doesn't mention Parkinson by name. Instead, he calls it "it," part of a conscious strategy, my guess, to downplay the disease and lessen its impact on him. "I'm still pretty ignorant," smiles Connolly. “There are lengths I don't go in terms of information about it. One time I was invited to a meeting of people who were having it at a hotel here in Florida, and I went with my son. The place was full of people thinking about it all the time. He runs his hands in his hair and makes the skull bracelet click. “Though I think of it as a strange animal sometimes. Someone who sits next to you and says, 'How are you going without that?' - before taking something else away. I can't play the banjo anymore. My yodelling is over ... you know, "he says," I fly a lot in my dreams. I'm flying in an upright position, with a force coming from the soles of my feet. ”Just like Iron Man, I say. It happens regularly. There are people who want me to come to them, but they are on a low level, down a cliff. And I'll land on my feet. ”Connolly holds out his hands. After just reading his new memoir book, Windswept & Interesting, I think I have a clue what this is about. Connolly went through some extraordinary and appalling things in his youth, especially as a very young child in Glasgow. They were (hardly) looked after by aunts. Connolly was later sexually abused by his father. And at some point the story of Connolly's life became one of someone who kept landing on their feet, just like that staggering vision of themselves in a dream. Connolly recounts all of this casually in his book and sounds surprised, amused, even slightly outraged that he should have lived long enough to live in old age and with a disability. He was once described by a friend as "a welder who got away with it" and Connolly values ​​that assessment. Eventually he rose from a crappy childhood and youth as a worker to Sir, honorary doctorate (four times), close friend of Pythons, Beatles and Stones, king in one of the Hobbit films, co-star of Cruise and Dench. He owns three houses on the same street in Florida so his grown children can be his neighbors if they want to. Instead of walking the 100 yards to see each other, his wife and children can swim along a river that connects the properties, dodging manatees and domesticated alligators. Most of the last year he dictated his memoirs, says Connolly, and no wonder: “Viewing everything from a distance, when you are comfortable, when you don’t have any of the horrors of the younger person for your endeavors - it all feels good behind you You are a successful guy. You live in Key West. You tell the whole story. ”He gave up doing stand-up comedy years ago. But this new book was put together from the remnants of those two lost abilities. Before a "writing" session, Connolly sat with one or more of his daughters, who volunteered to help create the book. He opened up with cups of tea and then gave them a show, most likely his last - a free running monologue of memories and stories they heard, laughed, cried, wrote down and slowly began to grow into a 400-page narrative. When his daughters weren't there to dictate, he says, he sometimes picked up his smartphone and spoke into a digital dictation app called Otter. But boy, did Otter know how to mess up his accent. Otter has never been to Glasgow in his damned life, Connolly Chunters. Stephenson, his 32-year-old wife, pokes her head in the door to tell Connolly that she is driving to run errands. "OK!" Connolly says, turning to me to add, "Wait a minute for her to get out the door." Connolly says, with no malice, as if it's the only subject he ever has on his mind, "Yes." They met on the set of Not the Nine O'Clock News, the sketch show from the 1980s when Stephenson was a regular performer and Connolly was a guest. Both were married then. They didn't see each other for a year after the episode was filmed. During this time Connolly separated from Iris Pressagh, his first wife and the mother of his two oldest children, Cara and Jamie. In the memoir, he blames his travel for work, drinking, and general ferocity. He was on another long comedy tour and was playing in Brighton when Stephenson visited him backstage. She sat on the sink in his locker room and admitted that their marriage was over, too. That morning, when a roadie casually walked into Connolly's hotel room to pack his things (as if the fact that a new woman was in bed was so common that it didn't warrant basic politeness), Stephenson challenged the rudeness of the men's behavior. This would become an issue for the future relationship. She was the first person to tell Connolly directly, "You drink too much." He promised her to stop and tried several times. Sometimes, he says, he has dreams where he is drunk again. “I'm always on my way home thinking, 'Oh God, what should I say to Pamela? How should I explain that? 'In dreams, I think,' She will never forgive me. 'But actually I think she would forgive me . He and Stephenson had now had the first of their three daughters, Daisy, followed by Amy and Scarlett. When Stephenson got a sketch performer job on Saturday Night Live, the family moved to New York. He was long notorious in the UK, since an appearance on Michael Parkinson's talk show in the 1970s when Connolly, contrary to his own manager's instructions, told a favorite joke about burying his wife upside down in the garden. Soon after, he got a role on a sitcom, Head of the Class, and the family moved back to LA. When Stephenson became a US citizen through the green card lottery, it was quick enough for her to get married. They were doing this on a beach in Fiji, playing the bagpipes, the theme from The Archers, sung by a choir as Stephenson came down the aisle. In a reasonably happy marriage that followed, there were many more celebrity party parties (either in the States or on the family's summer vacation pile in the Cairngorns), even as Stephenson quit showbiz and retrained as a therapist. Connolly spent his 40s, 50s, and 60s building a pretty decent film career, appearing in a Pixar movie (Brave), a Tom Cruise blockbuster (The Last Samurai), one of Peter Jackson's Middle-earth sagas (The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies) and - best of all - Mrs. Brown, as the kilt boy of a widowed Queen Victoria. Judi Dench played the queen. The two used to place £ 50 bets on how long the scenes would last. The biggest surprise in his life, Connolly writes in his new book, wasn't that he bragged as much as he did in Hollywood (after the Hobbit movie, he recalls with glee: "I was a little plastic toy in a cereal ... I was even in a McDonald's Happy Meal ”), but that he became an artist in middle age, and a reasonably successful one. The family had moved to New York. His daughters left home to go to college. One day, bored, he bought some painting supplies and began to draw strange figures. Examples of his work can be seen on the walls of the room in which he is sitting today. Connolly crawls around carefully to describe her. “This is a guy who fishes with an angel. He's a little man on stilts. ”His works have collectors. "I still can't handle it." He was back in Los Angeles in the early 2010s to guest on Conan O'Brien's talk show, and when he returned from one of his beloved cigar shops, a chance doctor he passed gave him a quick, blunt street diagnosis Parkinson's disease, which is entirely due to Connolly's walk. (And some incredible cheek on the part of the doctor, I suggest.) After formal tests confirmed the diagnosis, the family moved again, this time to Florida. "Pamela had already bought the house when she told me we were going," says Connolly. The whole idea was to get me off the slippery sidewalks. I started falling. ”He misses the New York shoe stores. The cigar shops too. Not long ago, he tells me, he was looking for something in his study and found an unsmoked cigar in a box. Complications from his illness had made him feel dizzy and drunk from the tobacco: not a welcome feeling for a recovering alcoholic. But now Connolly took the stray cigar on his terrace, sat down in front of the river, lit and tried a drag. I sat there for about 10 minutes before the wobbling occurred. ”Connolly stubbed out his last cigar and tossed it away. He has lost many people close to him in recent years, including his manager Steve Brown and various actor friends including Sean Connery and Robin Williams. When his sister Florence died six years ago, Connolly tells me, he had an unsettling period of paranoia. “She beat up people in school who picked on me. When Flo died, I got an irrational fear that I would be teased again. A wave would come over me that I was unsure, that I was being exposed. Then it would be gone again. "Years earlier, he had not been able to visit his father or mother on his deathbed, even though he had gotten to the hospital parking lot in both cases. Given that he had found an effective way to be beyond his Writing life by having his children take dictations and form them into paragraphs, I ask Connolly if she envisions writing more books. "No," he says, "too hard, too many painful spots. And of course I had to my daughters , apart from the book, explain what was going on. "What about books on other subjects, apart from his own story? But my daughters have to lead their lives." He can still draw. And he can fish, he says, sometimes with his Son on the Waters of Florida. “Can you go fishing forever?” He wonders. Before we say goodbye, Stephenson calls on her driving assignment to make sure Connolly is all right and he so ch can return to the street next to her at the end of our conversation. Usually, it is best to have a family member nearby to drag him upright. In restaurants, he teases me, he always makes sure to choose a table that is served by "a real beefy waiter who can pick me up at the end". "Are you all right, Billy?" asks Stephenson on the phone. He gives me a mischievous look and says to her, "That bad man made me cry." “Billy, will you walk home afterwards?” Windswept and interesting, my autobiography of Billy Connolly is being published by Two Roads for £ 25.


Kanye West releases "DONDA" Deluxe Edition including a leaked André 3000 collab

Kanye West added "Life of the Party," which Drake leaked earlier this year as their longstanding beef continued. (Author: Gardener)

Kanye WestKanye West added "Life of the Party," which Drake leaked earlier this year as their longstanding beef continued. Kanye West added "Life of the Party," which Drake leaked earlier this year as their longstanding beef continued. Kanye West released his 10th studio album back in August - the highly anticipated 27-track "DONDA" and has been pointing to a deluxe version for some time. Now the “Flashing Lights” rapper has ended the speculation and released an extended version with five additional tracks. The track was first heard at one of Yeezy's many listening parties. Then Drake leaked it the day after his "Certified Lover Boy" album was released. The version by ChampagnePapi leaked on his SiriusXM show contained a Drake diss that 3 Stacks knew nothing about. The OutKast star will be pleased to learn that Drake was left out in the Deluxe Edition. "'Life of the Party' is the best rap song I've heard this year," wrote a user on Twitter. "I'm glad Kanye didn't use the Diss version of Drake and respected André 3000's wish to keep that verse out of the song." Andre 3000 announced that he was unaware of the diss after Drake leaked the song . He hoped to be part of a project revolving around Kanye's mother, Donda West. Yeezy's Young Thug Collab "Remote Control" now includes Kid Cudi. "Never Abandon Your Family" and "Up From The Ashes" are the last two new songs. Kanye West has added a few extras to the deluxe version for its fans. That weekend, Kanye teased the project with ad campaigns on both the east and west coasts before it was released. On Saturday, an army of Kanye West clones took to the streets in New York, dressed identically in a very special Ye look. In addition, “Kanye West Presents Donda Deluxe” billboards have appeared in New York and L.


Jim Davidson storms amid a tense interview with Ashley Banjo. of that

In Ashley Banjo: Britain in Black and White, which aired on ITV yesterday, the 33-year-old dancer revealed that Jim had agreed to have a “real, direct, honest” conversation “after weeks of negotiations”. (Author: Gardener)

Jim DavidsonJim Davidson stormed off during a tense discussion of the race with Ashley Banjo last night when the dancer held him accountable for his "disgusting" comments on the controversial Black Lives Matter routine of diversity. In Ashley Banjo: Britain in Black and White, which aired on ITV yesterday, the 33-year-old Dancing On Ice judge revealed that Jim, 67, agreed to have a "real, direct, honest" conversation "after weeks of negotiation" respectively. The comedian sparked outrage last year after speaking on YouTube suggesting that the Diversity dance troupe do a routine against "black men ambushing people" after performing their BLM dance on Britain's Got Talent - which had received more than 31,000 Ofcom complaints. During the interview, Jim stormed out of the room telling Ashley to 'keep on dancing, you're brilliant' and called the discussion a 'no-win'. The audience at home quickly praised Ashley for his calm handling of the situation with one letter: “Wow. Ashley Banjo and Jim Davidson. Not many people would face Jim Davidson. Ofcom received more than 31,000 complaints from viewers about the performance of Diversity, which was choreographed by George Floyd after the tragic death of George Floyd. However, the group also won the BAFTA Must See Moment for their routine - though it was the second most-criticized TV moment in a decade after telling Floyd's murder by cop Derek Chauvin. Jim was one of the vocal critics and described the performance as "ridiculous" and "forgiving" in a video titled "Who Needs Diversity?" During their discussion, Ashley told the comedian, “In my opinion the video you made about diversity was racist in every way. Jim replied, "If I talk about you, it would be more personal than racist," to which Ashley insisted, "It was both. The comedian insisted that the race had nothing to do with his YouTube rant and said he didn't think the performance was appropriate for a "late night entertainment show". He claimed diversity managed to "dispel" tension around the topic with its routine. "You should know that I believe the result of this dance is more than your wildest dreams," he said. "People in this country who are scared, old whites, if you will like me, think, in Brixton, in southeast London, where I grew up, there is riots, in America there are things that are very uncomfortable, everyone is afraid. People of all races support you, I support Black Lives Matter, I do not support the Black Lives Matter movement, I support the statement. In his slogan-laden swearword on YouTube last September, Jim said, “You just want to be famous, don't you. He continued, “You don't see white couples in advertising anymore, do you? Blacks do that. ' Jim continued, “There are a lot of white people who stand up for you, stand up for Black Lives Matter. Expose the police, support black people. "Well, I tell most young girls, Gemma's sister doesn't hold up a banner as she was forcibly ambushed by three black men. Ashley advised the comedian that it was wrong to mention a person's ethnic identity when referring to their crime, which Jim had done in his video, the dancer said. "Why was his color relevant?" Asked Ashley, whereupon Jim told him he was going to "take b ****** s" and added, "Oh Jesus, this is fucking crazy". Jim got nervous and then accidentally referred to Ashley as "George" and said, "Sorry, it's on my head right now." Ashley, who previously described some of Jim's comments on diversity as "gross," followed the comedian and says, “Don't go out because I'm asking you the tough questions.” The BGT star then said to the camera: “I'm disappointed because it was an opportunity for us to sit down and really discuss. “I barely answered half of the questions I wanted to ask him. “I wanted to have a conversation, a constructive, if not tasty, conversation about racism. I listened, I just disagreed. "The fans watching at home were full of praise for the host, with one writing," Ashley Banjo did a great job trying to hold Jim Davidson accountable . ”Another said,“ I've never been so ashamed to like a man I saw on TV as a kid. Thank you Ashley Banjo for recording your show, for being so open with your interviews and for really helping us educate us. ' Jim, who has hosted shows like Big Break and The Generation Game, has since called the diversity star, describing him as "confrontational, overwhelmed and arguing like a kid." He told the Express, “Ashley called anyone who disagreed with his BLM dance a“ racist ”. But it is entirely possible not to be a racist and to contradict slogans like "Defund the Police". He added, "Fortunately, I recorded the interview too, so I'll be making my own documentary on the subject and playing it on my JDTV channel on Ustream before ITV airs their show." It comes after Ashley talks about not leaving the house for weeks amid the backlash to his BLM dance routine. That Tuesday morning, Ashley said, “There was a moment when I hadn't left the house for weeks. When I first went out, I looked at people who were like, 'What are you thinking?' Where are these people in the tangible physical world? But the outcry prompted the choreographer to delve deeper into British history and address the racism he has experienced in his life as well as others around him. "I didn't mean to point a finger," said Ashley. "I wanted to study and sit back and say, 'Am I wrong?" I knew I wasn't in my heart, but I wanted to learn the history, the present, and where we could go.' The starting point was routine. Then I went back and tried to talk about the history and who has fought for equality in the past. “I've talked to people who agreed and then actively contradicted me and complained. Many people assume I say "If you complain, you are a racist". Whether it is demonizing the police or not being based on facts, there were many different reasons to say we shouldn't have performed. But the fact that we're talking about it, that's why we should have performed. ' Jim Davidson: The controversial comedian, dubbed "sexist" and "racist" after rejecting the #MeToo movement and suggesting diversity, should have broken a routine about "black men robbing people" and receives one OBE for its charitable services. But in recent years, British comedian Jim Davidson, 67, has been labeled "sexist" and "racist" by critics. The controversial comedian turned down the #MeToo movement, suggesting that dance troupe Diversity should have done a routine against "black men ambushing people" following their Black Lives Matter routine. Here, FEMAIL reveals some of the entertainer's most shocking moments ... after making homophobic comments calling gay men "shirtlifters" in September 2017. He was asked by program makers to go over homophobic comments, which led to his being called gay men "shirt lifters". He quit the nightly reality show after a series of arguments with former Big Brother winner Brian Dowling, who is openly gay. January 2014 - Jim was lauded for slogan-laden podcast claim that his old "Chalky White" comedy routines were NOT racist. In January 2014, anti-racism activists criticized Jim for performing his old stand-up routines referred to as "cartoon racism". The former Generation Game presenter posted the comments on a slogan-filled podcast on his website, describing himself as having a West Indian accent as "a vehicle that really helps us all". However, Matthew Collins of anti-racism group Hope Not Hate criticized the comic for the comments, telling The Mirror, “No racism is ever acceptable.” On the podcast, Jim told fellow comedian Richard Digance, “There was cartoon racism in them Days. It was the kind of thing you would do in front of a lot of black people. ”He continued,“ I thought the West Indian accent - especially Chalky White - is a vehicle that really helps us all. ”I don't want to sound like a pastor and I'm definitely not apologizing, but it was a silly black West Indian accent that always made this guy adorable and a winner. ' November 2018 - Jim tells audience "Women are only on the planet to be fucked by men" before rejecting the #MeToo movement and sympathizing with Harvey Weinstein The comic sparked outrage in November 2018 after telling an audience had: “Women were only attracted to this planet to be fucked by men as Jim made the comments and sympathized with disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein. He also joked during the performance that members of the LGBT + community should still be referred to as "brothels". Furthermore, Davidson told the audience that he was unfair of his portrayal as a racist and sexist man by some critics - arguing that the point of joking was to make fun of other people in Eusto n Bahnhof, in October 2019, comedian Jim was accused Saying "Welcome to our country" to a black South African train attendant while riding a Virgin Trains train to Milton Keynes at Euston Station in London. The claim was made by a passenger in the same car as Jim. raised. The passenger filed a formal complaint, but Davids, the comic, insisted he wasn't a racist. He admitted to telling the conductor to "condemn" himself, but claimed the man was white and behaved in a threatening manner. Jim added, “I said, 'Welcome to our country,' in a sarcastic way because I couldn't help it.” However, fellow traveler Paul Blanchard, 44, a writer, insisted that he had seen Jim being racist. Speaking to The Sun, 2014 Celebrity Big Brother winner Jim said, “The employee tried to prevent me from getting on because I couldn't find my older person's train pass. I pushed past, got on on the train and showed him my passport. "I was on my way to another charity and didn't want to miss my train. He was a white man with a heavy South African accent." Bur Mr Blanchard insisted the man was black, adding, 'Jim made a couple of phone calls moaning about him and repeatedly repeating the same dismissive and abusive language.' September 2020 - Comic Posts YouTube Chatter, in who suggested that diversity make a 'black man mugged' routine and criticize Asian families' with 300 in a bubble 'in 2020, after the group's Black Lives Matter performance at Britain's Got Talent. Jim also said,' The Asian Community that has large families is not aware of the coronavirus restrictions and lives in “a bubble of 300 in af ****** house.” In the video, the generation game host said: “Diversity, what the hell do you want?' He went on, "You just want to be famous, don't you. They want to be all over the world. They want to be all over the world. That's why you do it, George [Floyd] you don't give a shit." Don't see white couples in commercials anymore, do you? Most TV presenters aren't white. Most TV presenters aren't white. Blacks do that. " Enter Black Lives Matter. Young white girls walking around with flags. Young white girls walking around with flags. Debunk the police, support blacks. "Well, I tell most young girls, Gemma's sister isn't holding a banner because she's from three blacks was forcibly ambushed. Maybe diversity can lead to a robbery. ' Maybe diversity can cause a robbery. '


Did Angela love Black? Here are the top TV thrillers coming soon in 2021!

Here are the top TV thrillers coming soon in 2021! Including the long-awaited The Tourist with Jamie Dornan. (Author: Gardener)

2021If you've enjoyed watching Angela Black and The Tower then you need another dose of breathtaking adrenaline soon - so what are the top TV thrillers coming out soon? The major TV channels have a slew of exciting thrillers… And here's our pick of the best you'll see in the rest of 2021 and early 2022. Read more: Teacher with Sheridan Smith and Kelvin Fletcher: What is it About and When is it on Channel 5? The Teacher is a psychological thriller starring Sheridan Smith and Kelvin Fletcher. Channel 5's four-part series follows the schoolteacher Jenna, whose life begins to loosen up after being accused of having a sexual encounter with a student. Channel 5 tells us, "With no memory of the night in question, Jenna's only hope for salvation is to uncover the truth about a dark event in her past that is returning to haunt her." One? The Girl Before plays two former EastEnders actors! Jamie Dornan leads the cast of this six-part mystery thriller from BBC and HBO Max. It's from the producers of hit series The Missing and Liar - so we're expecting HUGE things! The drama is about a British man who “persecutes merciless characters from his past”, only he does not remember his own identity or why he is being persecuted. Line of Duty star Shalom Brune-Franklin and Ólafur Darri Ólafsson from The Missing are also in the cast. The show has been described as a "ticking time bomb" in the heart. The Tourist is expected to air on BBC One later this year. Vicky McClure from Line of Duty and Adrian Lester from Life team up in ITV1's thriller Trigger Point. Adrian Lester plays Joel Nutkins, who works by her side. Both are ex-military and are very close because they served together in Afghanistan. They are driven to the breaking point as they are forced to handle a range of homemade explosives. Trigger Point by Line of Duty creator Jed Mercurio is expected to air in late 2021 / early 2022. Thriller Stay Close asks how much you can REALLY know. And Megan is a working mother of three who has run away from a dangerous past. In Harlan Coban's Stay Close, an old friend from Megan's past brings shocking news that affects all three characters. When the past returns to haunt them, it threatens to ruin their lives and the lives of those around them. Stay Close will be streamed on Netflix starting New Year's Eve 2021 at 8 p.m. Emily Blunt will star on a new BBC One series that has been described as "an epic, high-octane western thriller." It is set in the mythical Central American landscape in 1890. Cornelia is an Englishwoman who invades the new and wild landscape of the West to take revenge on the man she believes responsible for the death of her son. The English is expected to air on BBC One later this year or in the first half of 2022. The Ipcress File, the first in the Harry Palmer spy thriller series, is being converted into a six-part television series for ITV. Peaky Blinders star Joe Cole takes on the iconic role of Harry Palmer. Meanwhile, Bohemian Rhapsody's Lucy Boynton stars as Jean, and BAFTA-winning actor Tom Hollander portrays Dalby. The Ipcress File is the first spy novel by the author Len Deighton, which introduces the British spy Harry Palmer and is set in Berlin and London in the 1960s. The series will later air on ITV sometime in late 2021 or early 2022. The death comes as the ending has been confirmed by BBC One, although no cast has been announced. Vanity Fair screenwriter Gwyneth Hughes adapted Agatha Christie's novel, set in ancient Egypt in the early 20th century. It is about a young woman who suspects that her priest father might be chained to the death of a concubine. Meanwhile, sex education director Alice Seabright is the creator, writer and director of BBC One's six-part thriller Chloe. Says the BBC, "Becky believes Chloe has the perfect life. “Years after Chloe left her as a teenager, Becky still obsessively watches Chloe's life through her beautiful social media. "But when Chloe suddenly dies, Becky has to figure out how and why she takes on a new identity and invades the enviable lives of Chloe's closest friends." The Girl Before is the BBC One adaptation of JP Delaney's best-selling psychological thriller. Gugu Mbatha-Raw plays Jane who stumbles upon the rental opportunity of her life - the chance to live in an ultra-minimalist house designed by an enigmatic architect. And the house has a past. The Rig on Amazon Prime is directed by John Strickland of Line of Duty and Bodyguard. Ridley sees his retired detective of the same name being lured out of retirement by a truly twisted murder case. In the meantime, The Capture is returning to BBC One with its second season. The thriller was cast by Paapa Essiedu from I May Destroy You in the second season. Which of these TV thrillers are you looking forward to the most?


John Lewis Christmas Commercials will air for the first time today

The iconic start to Christmas begins with the new John Lewis advertisement (Author: Gardener)

John Lewis Christmas CommercialsThe Iconic Christmas Start Begins With The New John Lewis Commercial We all know it's Christmas when a certain commercial comes up on our TV screen, that's right, it's the John Lewis Christmas commercial. Every year the creative team at John Lewis delivers another cleverly thought out, heartwarming, festive ad that makes us feel very Christmassy inside. Whether the nude and the rabbit, the man on the moon, the monster Moz or last year with the 'Give a little love' advertisement, everyone provides us with a little Christmas story that advertises the department store. The star of this year's John Lewis holiday campaign will be a young alien having her first Christmas, complete with mince pies and a novel sweater. CambridgeshireLive Email Updates: We Bring the Stories to You When you sign up for the CambridgeshireLive newsletter you will receive our daily news emails. It couldn't be easier and it only takes a few seconds - just click here, enter your email address and follow the instructions. Titled "Unexpected Guest," the two-minute ad shows the space traveler Skye crash landing at the height of the festivities in the woods near the home of 14-year-old Nathan, who introduces her to the traditions of eating mince pies, the tree and wore new sweaters to her slight confusion. The soundtrack comes from 20-year-old London singer and songwriter Lola Young, who sings a cover of Together In Electric Dreams, originally released in 1984 by Philip Oakey and Giorgio Moroder. The ad's launch is about a fortnight earlier than usual, coming after the retailer announced that Christmas searches on their website had increased 50% over the past year. This year's John Lewis commercial will feature an alien having its very first holiday season. Shoppers can purchase a version of the Christmas jumper that Nathan Skye is giving away - minus the extra lights in the version of the ad, alluding to environmental sustainability - for between £ 14 and £ 29 depending on size, with 10% of the profit going to charities FareShare and go home start UK. Every product in the ad is by John Lewis, which customers can use to shop for key scenes, including the decorated Christmas tree and dining table. Download the CambridgeshireLive App for iPhone and Android If you're looking for a way to stay up to date with the latest news from across Cambridgeshire, the CambridgeshireLive app is for you. The clean and tidy user interface is available free of charge for both iOS and Android devices and is the easiest way to keep up with our news. The CambridgeshireLive team is committed to bringing our readers the latest news, in-depth features and exclusive content from across the county. If you have an iOS device, you can download it online from the App Store by clicking here. If you have an Android device, you can find the app here in the Google Play Store. Claire Pointon, Customer Director of John Lewis, said: “There is nothing more magical than discovering the joy of Christmas for the first time and enjoying your most beautiful festive moments with loved ones. “After the last 18 months, we wanted our ad to really celebrate this as we look forward to a better future. Through the story of Skye and Nathan we celebrate friendship and are reminded of the joy of experiencing Christmas for the first time. ”The campaign comes after the retailer last year with nine different vignettes showing friendliness due to the background of Covid-19 , "Slightly" deviated from the style of earlier advertisements. It also follows that just last month the retailer was forced to run an ad for a home insurance policy in which a boy willfully destroys his home after the Financial Conduct Authority determined it might confuse customers about the scope of coverage it offers could. The partnership, which runs the John Lewis department store chain and the Waitrose supermarket arm, announced a £ 29 million pre-tax loss for the half year ended July 31, a significant improvement over the £ 635 million loss in the same period last year. Want the latest Cambridgeshire news delivered to your inbox?


The star who documents her showbiz life, meets famous faces and has guns on film sets

"Of course, when you meet people, you won't always say they are the rosiest, most fabulous people I've ever met. Because how boring is that?" Sky News meets Dame Joan Collins after releasing her memoir, My Unapologetic Diaries. (Author: Gardener)

Sky News"I never mince my words," Dame Joan Collins told Sky News. From her beginnings during Hollywood's Golden Age to her role as one of the most iconic television characters in the 1980s, Dame Joan has seen 70 years of showbiz - and has a lot to say about it. Her new memoir, My Unapologetic Diaries, is a collection of the star's "uncensored" diary stories that have been kept throughout her life, witty and devastating in their appraisals of some famous faces, from Boris Johnson to Donald Trump. Speaking to Sky News at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London, Dame Joan says she often recorded the events of her life but never expected her thoughts to be published. “I had this tiny tape recorder and used it when I was working on Dynasty to study my lines,” she says. “And the last day we shot Dynasty was nine years ago and I've got it in my hand and I'm like, 'What should I do with it?'” The star posted a message to say goodbye to the show and from then on she pressed whenever she had a story to tell. And she was never afraid to make her opinion known. She says: "Of course when you meet people you won't always say that they are the rosiest and most fabulous person I have ever met. The wrong thing, says Dame Joan, that most of the time she doesn't care what people think:" I love to see people's opinions, "she says. "I mean, that's what makes a good debate when you can talk. But it seems that debates are a thing of the past. You can't debate now." Her opinion of Mr. Trump has changed over the years, she says, a very good friend of mine, because she has always been to the south of France, "says the star. "He made a party for me because I had a perfume out, he gave a party in Trump Tower. But the next few times I met him, he certainly didn't." In the memoir, Dame Joan writes about the desire to use stunt women and the importance of choreographing fights on stage as well. It's an excerpt that resonates after the tragic death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who was accidentally shot and killed by star Alec Baldwin on the set of the film Rust in October: "Look what happened to the gun in the last month," she tells Each Sometimes - and I don't like guns - I got a gun, I said to the prop master: "Please open it in front of me so that I can see that there is nothing in it". "There is" way too much shooting, too much violence "in the movie, she says." I can't imagine, "she adds," she adds. After the rise of the #MeToo movement in Hollywood, Dame Joan did too. " something about inappropriate behavior and, worse, saying on set, "Kick him in the groin," she says, she says While speaking at the COP26 climate change summit in Glasgow, the conversation revolves around environmental issues. Wife of an oil tycoon, says a wind farm tycoon might not have had the same effect if the drama was made for greener audiences now. “That was the 80s,” she says. she says. "Yeah, I think so. Not just celebrities, have you seen how many cars Joe Biden [for COP] had?" I'm very headstrong. "And we love you for it, Lady Joan.


Robert Durst is charged with the murder of his first wife Kathie

Durst is serving a life sentence in California for killing a confidante who helped him cover up Kathie Durst's murder. (Author: Gardener)

Robert DurstRobert Durst was charged Monday with the murder of his first wife, Kathie Durst, the disappearance of which nearly four decades ago long overshadowed the imprisoned millionaire, which has contributed to his increasingly bizarre and violent behavior and resulted in a notorious on-camera confession. A grand jury in suburban New York City on Monday dismissed the charges of second degree murder. Durst, 78, is serving a life sentence in California for killing a confidante who helped him cover up Kathie Durst's murder. The real estate heir was hospitalized on a ventilator with COVID-19 following his conviction on Oct. 14 in the Los Angeles case and transferred to a state prison hospital last week. "When Kathleen Durst disappeared on January 31, 1982, her family and friends left the pain, agony and questions that have contributed to their relentless pursuit of justice for the past 39 years," said Westchester District Attorney Mimi Rocah. Rocah said her office "revived its investigation into Robert Durst" when she took office in January, setting up a cold-case unit and providing the necessary skills and resources. Rocah said Durst's indictment was "a major step forward in the pursuit of justice for Kathie Durst, her family and victims of domestic violence everywhere". When asked by a reporter whether he had responded to the indictment, thirst attorney Chip Lewis replied in an email: "Fake news!" Asked in a later email if he will represent Durst in the New York case and if there are any concerns about moving him to New York given his health problems, Lewis replied, “I'm not sure he will make it. An attorney for Kathie Durst's family said they were still working on the news of the prosecution and will speak more about it in the coming days. Kathie Durst's disappearance in 1982 caught renewed public interest after HBO aired a documentary in 2015 in which the eccentric Thirst appeared to admit having killed people, step out of camera and mutter to himself over a live microphone : "Of course all killed." The grand jury that indicted Durst continued to meet and hear witnesses even after State Police investigator Joseph Becerra filed a criminal complaint in a Lewisboro, New York city court on October 19, indicting Durst of second degree murder. Such filings are often viewed as the first step in criminal justice because in New York all crime cases require a grand jury charge unless a defendant waives that requirement. Kathie Durst was 29 years old and in her final months of medical school when she was last seen. She and Robert Durst, then 38, had been married for nearly nine years and lived in South Salem, a parish in Lewisboro. At the request of her family, she was legally declared dead in 2017. Robert Durst's behavior became increasingly erratic as investigators made multiple attempts over the years to close the case. In 1999, authorities ransacked a lake and the couple's home, but found little evidence. Becerra equated the search as a "needle in a haystack". In December 2000, Durst shot his best friend Susan Berman while she was preparing to tell police about her involvement in Kathie Durst's death. She told friends that she gave him a false alibi after his wife disappeared, the prosecutor said. Durst was convicted of the murder of Berman in September. Thereafter, Los Angeles Attorney John Lewin described him as a "narcissistic psychopath" and said Thirst "killed his wife and then he had to keep killing to cover it up". After Berman's death, Thirst went into hiding and disguised herself as a mute woman who lived in a cheap apartment in Galveston, Texas. There he killed a neighbor, hacked his body, and threw it into the sea. Durst was also sentenced to over seven years in prison in 2016 after pleading guilty to federal gun charges for a 2015 arrest in New Orleans. Robert Durst's family owns more than 16 million square feet of real estate in New York and Philadelphia, including a 10% stake in One World Trade Center, the Manhattan skyscraper formerly known as the Freedom Tower. Family members bought Robert Durst's stake in the company for $ 65 million in 2006. Thirst, who has numerous medical problems, was in a wheelchair for much of the California trial and sentencing. Durst, who testified at the Los Angeles trial in August, denied killing Kathie Durst. After calling her medical school to report she hadn't gone to class, he said he thought she was "out and about somewhere having fun" and suggested that drug use might be to blame. The multimillionaire, whose grandfather founded one of New York City's leading real estate firms, was considered a suspect in Kathie's disappearance, but evaded justice for 39 years. The murder was a mystery that haunted women's families for years before Durst took part in the 2015 HBO documentary "The Jinx: The Life and Crime of Robert Durst," which unearthed new evidence and caught him in a breathtaking confession: of course “, Durst mumbled over a hot microphone when he went to the bathroom during an interview with filmmaker Andrew Jarecki without knowing he was being recorded - the real estate scion was arrested the day before the documentary aired after the recording was shared with the police. Berman allegedly helped Durst cover his tracks after his wife's disappearance by posing as Kathie to call her medical school to say she was sick the morning after she was last seen alive. Durst was convicted of first degree murder in Los Angeles Superior Court last month for shooting Berman in the back of the head at close range. Kathie Durst was last seen at Christmas 1982, according to News 12 interviews with her family. What happened next has been followed by the McCormack family ever since: They grabbed her coat and turned to me and said, "It's OK, Jimmy." he said. Eight years after his wife's disappearance, Durst silently divorced her, citing the abandonment of the spouse. On an affidavit, Durst wrote that "he received no communication from his wife" after she left her South Salem home on January 31, 1982 at a Westchester train station and then spoke to her on a payphone after calling took the train to Manhattan. Durst was also charged with the 2001 murder of his neighbor Morris Black in Galveston, Texas, and acquitted in a 2005 trial, despite admitting to having his body chopped into pieces with an ax and a bow saw. Durst had claimed he accidentally shot Black in the head while they were both fighting over Durst's gun, which Black had gotten his hands on. He dismembered his body and threw it into the sea in plastic bags discovered by the authorities. The only body part that was never found was Black's head - which makes Durst's version of events difficult to refute. The real estate scion was, after all, a neighbor of Black when he allegedly hid from the New York authorities in the small town in Texas. Prosecutors during his trial for Berman's murder argued that Durst murdered Black when he discovered his true identity as a man suspected of killing his wife in New York. Prosecutor Rocah resumed the investigation into Kathie's disappearance back in May - a case that has plagued the prosecutor's office for decades. The original investigation was only initiated as a missing person case and no search of the Durst's apartment was carried out. In 2000, then-prosecutor Jeanine Pirro opened the case of Kathie's disappearance at a time when Berman's death was being investigated in LA and Durst was being charged with Black's death in Texas. Authorities ransacked a lake and the Durst couple's home, but again no charges were brought.