Jennifer Morrison, Zoey Deutch & More Step Out To Support Chrysalis Butterfly Ball!

Jennifer Morrison, Zoey Deutch and Jordana Brewster strike a pose on the carpet while attending the 2019 Chrysalis Butterfly Ball held on Saturday (June 1) in Brentwood, Calif.

The ladies were joined at the event by Marsai Martin, Sara Rue, Maria Menounos, Adam DeVine, Lindsay Price, Sara Gilbert, Linda Perry, Rebecca Gayheart, special performer Natasha Beddingfield, and Dougray Scott with wife Claire Forlani at the event benefiting individuals out of poverty and homelessness by providing the tools necessary to gain employment.

Black-ish‘s Marsai hosted the enchanted evening that honored producer and songwriter, Lindsay, Film and Television producer, Suzanne Todd and Chrysalis clients, Antonio and Suzette Donaldson with the John Dillion Award.

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Britain’s roughest villages revisited – are they still as bad?

Once described as the “El Dorado” of Great Britain, locals in the documentary are a lot less complimentary about Skinningrove, describing it as “Jurassic Park”.

One even says: “People in Skinningrove are tough, they have to be. Get on the wrong side of them and they can be murder.”

Another youth tells cameras the story of how he was born: “Me mam though she needed a s***, then I popped out.”

The North Yorkshire village appears to have gone through a renaissance, with the village now known for its seaside and holiday villas.

However, not everyone is enamoured with the new Skinningrove, as one review states: “While we were walking down , an awfull smell of burned rubber covered the

area…it was awful and we wanted to get a way as soon as possible. The area appeared verry scruffy and rough.”

The documentary next visits North and South Killingholme, known for the oil refinery, power stations and ferry terminal.

Camera crews visiting the two villages immediately capture a scrap, with a group of girls throwing punches at a lad in a Grimsby Town top.

When asked about their village, one local says: “People think it’s rough as f*** round here.”

He adds about the oil refinery: “I think everyone’s living on edge that it’s going to blow up every minute and we’ve got no hope of getting away from it.”

Unfortunately for Killingholme residents, the area doesn’t seem to have improved, with 50,000 tons of waste abandoned in North Killingholme hitting headlines. 

Next up on the infamous tour is Grange Villa in the north-east.

Locals in the Country Durham village appear to be a lot more proud of their village, describing it as a lovely place to live.

The conversation soon turns to a darker tone, however, when asked about trouble, with one local claiming they sort things out for themselves in the village, and any troublemakers leave with broken bones.

Grange Villa has hit the headlines for the wrong reasons in the last couple of years due to a high level of crime, with one local describing it as like an “open prison”.

Once visited by Lady Godiva, the programme next visits Highley in Shropshire.

The former mining village is seen in the middle of a rebrand, trying to attract tourists off the trains.

Unfortunately this has left one local who “doesn’t like outsiders” unhappy.

Another claims any visiting Brummies would “have the c*** beaten out of them” at the local pub.

Highley officials launched an offical complaint to Ofcom about the documentary, claiming its portrayal of the village was unfair, and it seems to have done a lot to clean up its image in the past few years.

The programme then moves out into Wales, to the village of Hirwaun.

Nestled away in rural south Wales, looking at a map you’d think Hirwaun was your average quiet village,

But as the programme finds out, it descends it to madness on Bank Holidays with drinking and scrapping, locals claim.

And it appears this tradition is alive to this day, with police having to crack down on illegal Bank Holiday raves in the area.

The last stop on the infamous tour is New Cumnock in Scotland.

The Ayrshire village is described as locals as “a ghost town”.

A farmer even exclaims: “New Cumnock’s as tough as they come. We’ve been dubbed the a******e of Ayrshire because everything’s dumped here.”

And that infamy continued for New Cumnock, after it was named Scotland’s “most dismal town” in 2013.

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Courteney Cox Twinning with Jared Leto Is the Funniest Thing You'll See Today

Courteney Cox sure does know how to play for a laugh.

On Saturday, June 1, the Friends star posted a picture of herself to Instagram in a car sporting a bit of facial hair thanks to a gender-bending photo filter. In the caption she wrote, “Jared Leto vibes today #feelinggorgeous.”

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And, well, the 54-year-old actress does look quite similar to the 47-year-old actor —which we already knew thanks to an earlier social media post by Leto himself.

On Tuesday, May 25, the Dallas Buyers Club star posted a car selfie to Instagram to promote his latest film, Moribus. In the beautifully lit shot, the award-winning actor’s hair shines and skin glows. In the comments fellow A-lister Zach Braff dragged him for looking like Cox. “Courtney Cox vibes today,” he wrote. “Gorgeous.”

When the Cougar Town actress posted hers, stars also flooded the comments section. Gwyneth Paltrow and Justin Theroux posted crying faces, Poppy Delevingne went with a hand raised Emojii and ex-husband David Arquette responded with a set of fire symbols.

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“C’MON,” wrote former co-star Lisa Kudrow, while Allison Janney commented, “Dude.”

David Spade who also commented on Leto’s original post (writing, “Good god”), on Saturday’s post wrote, “solid.”

The Scrubs star who kicked off this whole hilarious back and forth even chimed in praising the photo. “This is the most beautiful content I have ever seen on this app,” he said.

Couple Twinning: See the Fashionable, Romantic Pairs Who’ve Matched Their Styles

We here at Stylish love a good twinning moment. Some of our favorites are mother-daughter look-a-likes such as Reese Witherspoon and Ava Phillippe who nail girl-next-door glam as well as style icons Kate Hudson and Goldie Hawn.

Then there are couples who dress similarly from time to time like Victoria and David Beckham and Emily Blunt and John Krasinski.

However, none of these have Us smiling as much as this Courteney Cox and Jared Leto instance.

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Australia flu CRISIS: 43 dead as killer virus spreads – ‘critical’ warning issued

Plummeting temperatures have resulted in 1,843 flu cases across the Australian state in the week ending May 26 alone, as well as 43 deaths from the illness. The death toll this year so far has overtaken the total number of deaths from flu in 2018, the Sydney Morning Herald reports. The total number of confirmed cases since January is now 16,153.

This number is just shy of 2018’s full-year total of 17,439, when 40 people died of flu.

NSW Health’s director of Communicable Diseases Dr Vicky Sheppeard said: “Getting the flu jab now is critical to reducing the risk of having the potentially lethal virus, particularly as it takes about two weeks for the vaccine to provide full protection.”

It is believed this year’s number could get even higher as temperatures continue to drop throughout the state.

NSW Health has urged residents to get a flu jab amid the crisis, while issuing a warning to those who are at a higher risk of contracting the flu, such as the elderly and very young children.

However, pharmacies have either run out or are running low on vaccines due to the rise in demand.

Health Minister Greg Hunt announced an extra 400,000 shots, which have been ordered from manufacturer Sanofi and will be made available in the coming weeks.

No children have died of flu in New South Wales, but three have in Victoria as well as an unconfirmed number in Queensland.

In 2017, two children under five died of flu and four and between five and 19 in New South Wales.

Two children under five died of flu in the state in 2018.

US-based Centre for Disease Control (CDC) recently named flu as one of eight deadly diseases.

In a CDC report, it also named plague and rabies after a Norwegian woman died contracting the illness in the Philippines.

The report raises awareness of zoonotic illnesses, which are diseases that have the potential to quickly jump from animals to humans.

Dr Casey Barton Behravesh, director of the One Health Office at the CDC’s National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases in Atlanta, Georgia, told Express.co.uk: “All of these diseases are of concern.

“They are present in the United States but also pose problems in other regions as well.”

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Liverpool beat Tottenham Hotspur to win Champions League trophy

Liverpool claim their sixth European Champions League title with 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur.

    An early goal from Mohamed Salah and a late one from Divock Origi gave Liverpool a 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur in Saturday’s all-English Champions League final as coach Juergen Klopp finally got his hands on Europe’s biggest prize.

    Egypt striker Salah, who had painful memories of last year’s final defeat by Real Madrid after suffering a shoulder injury, got his side off to a flying start in Madrid by lashing home from the penalty spot after a handball from Moussa Sissoko.

    “Everyone is happy now,” said a delighted Salah. “I am glad to play the second final in a row and play 90 minutes finally. Everyone did his best today, no great individual performances, all the team was unbelievable.”

    Tottenham kept their heads after a nightmare opening and came to life when semi-final hat-trick hero Lucas Moura came off the bench but, with Harry Kane lacking sharpness after an ankle injury, another miraculous European comeback proved beyond them.

    Liverpool, who missed out on the Premier League title to Manchester City by one point, did not produce their usual whirlwind attacking game but sealed a sixth European Cup triumph with an arrowed finish from substitute Origi in the 87th minute.

    The win was sweet redemption for Salah and especially German Klopp, who had suffered defeat on his last six appearances in major finals, including Champions League showpieces with Borussia Dortmund in 2013 and Liverpool last year.

    “I am so happy for the boys all these people, and my family. They suffer for me, they deserve it more than anybody,” Klopp said.

    “Did you ever see a team like this, fighting with no fuel in the tank? And we have a keeper who makes difficult things look easy. It is the best night of our professional lives.”

    His opposite number Mauricio Pochettino took a bold but ultimately misguided gamble in fielding Kane, who had only returned to full training a week ago after almost two months out with a serious ankle injury and struggled to influence play.

    Kane was far from the only player who lacked sharpness in a game of few moments of real quality, a possible effect of both sides not playing any competitive games for three weeks.

    Spurs put Liverpool under real pressure in the latter stages as Dele Alli headed over and Son Heung-min and Moura forced impressive saves from Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker.

    Origi, one of Liverpool’s heroes in their stunning semi-final second-leg turnaround against Barcelona, then killed the game with a ruthless finish into the bottom corner.


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    Caster Semenya allowed to compete without medication that lowers her testosterone after IAAF ruling suspended

    CASTER SEMENYA can keep racing without medication to lower her testosterone levels after a controversial IAAF ruling was suspended.

    The double Olympic 800m champion won an appeal against a rule change forcing her to alter hormone levels to compete in 400m to 1500m events.

    South African Semenya, 28, was overjoyed at the verdict – but the IAAF have until June 25 to respond as the debate still rages.

    After successfully appealing against athletics' chiefs, Semenya released a statement saying: "I am thankful to the Swiss judges for this decision.

    "I hope that following my appeal I will once again be able to run free."

    The four-time world champ had lost a landmark case five weeks ago.

    The Court of Arbitration for Sport decided then she might have to lower her levels of testosterone.

    But Cas accepted the regulations might not be sustained and could even be delayed for more detailed scientific research.

    And now Semenya has had the ruling suspended by the Swiss Supreme Court.

    Her status and career were first undermined when it was revealed she was subjected to gender testing in 2009.

    CONTROVERSY CONTINUES

    Some thought the tests were demeaning while others argued they were necessary.

    The results were never made public but it is understood Semenya was found to have both male and female characteristics.

    Semenya, though, continued to compete and add to her titles.

    Then research commissioned by the IAAF in 2017 suggested female athletes with higher testosterone levels had a competitive advantage of up to three per cent over other runners.

    Semenya, backed by South African athletics chiefs, fought the ruling.

    She argued there was no proof high testosterone levels were a benefit to “DSD” [disorders/differences in sex development] athletes.

    Semenya claimed the ruling was “discriminatory, unnecessary, unreliable and disproportionate” and should be “declared invalid and void with immediate effect”.

    The arguments and legal wrangled have merely increased in the past two years.

    And with the IAAF pondering what action to take next, neither side can yet claim "victory" or a decisive verdict.

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    Andy Ruiz Jr can’t hide excitement as Snickers send him package of chocolate bars for beating Anthony Joshua

    ANDY RUIZ JR could not his excitement after becoming world champion – because he has a pack of Snickers heading his way.

    The Mexican-American, 29, shocked the sport by battering heavyweight king Anthony Joshua, forcing a seventh-round stoppage at Madison Square Garden.

    And the new champ not only snatched AJ's four world-title belts but also bagged a load of his favourite chocolate bars.

    Snickers' official Twitter account tweeted Ruiz this morning to inform him of the delivery.

    They wrote: "Congrats again on the upset @Andy_destroyer1! Victory is sweet, but so is the package we are sending you."

    And the chubby star fired back: "Send me a dm please. Let’s go snickers!!"

    Ruiz also changed his Twitter header picture to a picture of a Snickers bar, the treat he munches before the first bell for a burst of energy.

    Before the bout with Joshua, Ruiz revealed he was desperate to become the face of the brand – following in the hallowed footsteps of Mr T.

    He said: "I have my Snickers right here with me. We are working on an endorsement deal, we are really close to getting this contract done.

    "To tell you the truth since I was six years old my dad would always give me this Snickers before every fight and it gives me energy.

    "It gives me everything that I need to do the win. For sure I will be eating this when I fight Anthony Joshua."

    And so it proved as the 25-1 underdog stunned Joshua, flooring him FOUR times on the way to a deserved victory.

    The Destroyer – labelled a "fat slob" by Bob Arum – now holds the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight belts and also the secret to becoming a world champion: a Snickers.

    Get some nuts, Andy!



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    Former N.F.L. Player Keith Mumphery, After Settling Lawsuit, Plots a Comeback

    Keith Mumphery, a once and perhaps future pro football receiver, stands vindicated, cleared of charges of sexual assault that nearly wrecked him. Now he needs someone to hand him back two years of his life.

    When last seen on the football field in 2016 with the Houston Texans, Mumphery was building a career as a wide receiver. Then a few months later came the news that his former university, Michigan State, had reinvestigated an old accusation without informing him and then decided that he was guilty of relationship violence.

    To the world, he appeared akin to a rapist and the roof of his life fell in.

    The Texans cut him loose without asking him so much as a question, and no other N.F.L. team would touch him. Who needed another headache in an era of heightened sensitivity? Michigan State expelled him from a graduate program and threatened him with arrest if he stepped on campus again. Mumphery returned to his tiny hometown in Georgia, to his mother’s trailer, and began a battle to save his reputation.

    Michigan State has finally admitted it was wrong. The university agreed to a settlement in May that gives Mumphery an undisclosed sum and — more importantly — wipes clean his record, which could allow him to resume a pro career. Left in place, however, is a misshapen version of college justice that adhered to the loosest standards of evidence and that very nearly ruined his life.

    Michigan State offered him not a whisper of apology.

    “I felt like they owed me an apology, but I can’t dwell on that,” Mumphery said recently in a telephone interview. “I have a life I want to live. I want to get back to football, and there is no time to waste.”

    I wrote of Mumphery’s case a year ago, when his prospects looked dim. The university’s findings were administrative, but the consequences were perilously close to those of a felony conviction. He had been an honor roll student with fine SAT scores in high school, and an A student and winner of citizenship awards at Michigan State. With that blot on his record, however, he was barred from graduate schools and from pursuing his chosen career.

    Accusations of sexual assault offer a perilous road for a reporter, investigator or prosecutor to walk. Flirtation is not consent; regret is not proof a crime was committed. Here are the facts as near as can be determined:

    In March 2015, Mumphery and a fellow Michigan State student went online, looking to hook up. They messed around in her dorm room, and the woman later accused him of sexual assault. She said that she had been terribly drunk, having consumed in excess of a dozen shots of vodka before he arrived at her door, and that she could not have agreed to sex. Mumphery disputed that the woman was drunk, and a police report stated that surveillance videos showed her walking “with a steady gait” and with no trouble keeping her balance. Mumphery insisted they never had sex.

    Mumphery provided a DNA swab to the police and turned over what he viewed as exculpatory text messages. The accuser did not talk to investigators, and prosecutors closed the case.

    The university’s Title IX office — which investigates accusations of harassment and relationship violence — examined Mumphery’s text messages and talked to friends and a nurse who examined the woman. Its panel cleared him.

    The woman later appealed the university’s finding. Unlike in criminal court, where principles of double jeopardy forbid retrials of the acquitted, accusers in Title IX cases can appeal acquittals. Michigan State reopened the case and sent a single email to Mumphery at an address that he said he no longer checked. Without ever hearing from Mumphery, the university held him responsible for relationship violence and sexual misconduct.

    While sexual assault is a grave problem on American college campuses, it is difficult to overstate how stacked the decks are against the accused even when colleges adhere to proper Title IX procedure. Most colleges once required “clear and convincing” evidence that a student had committed a forbidden act. A few, such as Stanford University, applied the tougher criminal court standard of guilt as “beyond a reasonable doubt.”

    All of that changed in 2011 when the Education Department sent a “Dear colleague” letter to the thousands of schools that receive federal funds. Concerned that too many universities tended to shrug off terrible behavior as “kids will be kids,” this letter recommended that universities adopt a far looser standard of guilt known as “more likely than not.” Universities were urged to speed investigations and to stop giving defendants the right to cross-examine their accusers or to have lawyers present.

    A trapdoor opened beneath the feet of the accused. I would argue that these changes completely upended concepts of fairness; the right to cross-examine an accuser, for instance, has been a bedrock constitutional protection.

    Civil libertarians and legal scholars, including feminists and strong liberals, have challenged the lack of due process under this new administrative regime. Twenty-eight members of the Harvard Law faculty signed an open letter in The Boston Globe that read: “Harvard has adopted procedures for deciding cases of alleged sexual misconduct which lack the most basic elements of fairness and due process, are overwhelmingly stacked against the accused, and are in no way required by Title IX law or regulation.”

    Michigan State had resisted settlement despite the manifest weaknesses in its case, such as the failure to contact the accused. Mumphery and his lawyer, Andrew Miltenberg, traveled to Grand Rapids for a mediation session. By chance, his old football teammates had gathered at the same motel for a reunion. Mumphery wanted to cover his face.

    “I felt like an outcast,” he said. “I’m like, man, how is everyone going to look at me based on what they’ve heard?”

    One by one his former teammates saw and embraced him. “They knew my character,” he said.

    He refused to view his football career as a dead letter. Back in his hometown, a place with a single traffic light, he strapped himself to an iron sled and ran pulling it through the streets, cheered on by neighbors.

    His was a threadbare childhood. When his mother ran short of cash and the utility shut off the water, he and his siblings filled buckets at a gas station and teetered home. Had he pursued his lawsuit against Michigan State, he might well have reaped a larger financial settlement. But trials have a long gestation, and a third year away from football would have placed his dreams beyond reach.

    No, he couldn’t do that.

    “If I had forgotten about football to pursue more money, it would have eaten at me for the rest of my life,” Mumphery told me.

    Miltenberg is a fierce litigator who has handled many Title IX cases. In his estimation, this was his strongest case. “They were testing us, and Keith left a lot of money on the table,” he told me in a joint phone call with Mumphery. “But I’ve never seen a young man so determined to prove his innocence and live a life of character.”

    Miltenberg stopped talking. There was a long silence at the other end of the phone. The young man with the football dreams spoke up.

    “I wanted redemption,” he said. “I needed it.”

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    Jose Antonio Reyes died in 147MPH crash after losing control of his Mercedes when it suffered a tyre blowout – local media

    JOSE ANTONIO REYES died after losing control of his high-powered Mercedes when a tyre punctured while he was travelling at 147mph, it was reported today.

    Spanish sports daily Mundo Deportivo said a preliminary police report pointed to a blowout as the former Arsenal star was going more than 70mph above the speed limit as the probable cause of the accident that killed him and a cousin.


    It was also reported he had not driven the vehicle, one of a fleet of high-powered cars he owned, for several months and the tyre pressure was not what it should have been.

    The 35-year-old footballer and Jonathan Reyes, 23, died instantly after the Mercedes Brabus S550V went off the A-376 motorway just before midday on Saturday near the town of Alcala de Guadaira close to Seville.

    The vehicle is thought to have hit some concrete blocks by the side of the motorway before flipping over and bursting into flames.

    Another cousin of dad-of-three Reyes, named as Juan Manuel Calderon, was initially reported to have died although it later emerged he had managed to get out of the charred vehicle and had been rushed to hospital in Seville with serious burns.

    Local paper Diario de Sevilla, which said the vehicle had become a ball of fire, earlier reported well-placed sources had said they thought Reyes may have been driving at around 120mph.

    The footballer was returning with his two passengers after a training session at Extremadura, the club he was playing for, to his home in his native Utrera near Seville.

    His funeral is taking place this morning at Santa Maria Church in Utrera after an overnight wake at the town hall.

    Reyes’ eldest son penned an emotional tribute to his dad after his shock car crash death.

    Jose Reyes Lopez, the former Arsenal star’s only child with former partner Ana Lopez, posted a picture of his father late on Saturday night with his arm round him alongside a message in Spanish which said: “This is the last moment we spent together dad.

    “That day you gave me advice as always, but today you have gone and are not coming back and it is a very difficult day for me.

    “I was and always will be very proud of you daddy. We didn’t spend all the time we would have liked to together but only you and I know how much we loved each other.

    “I know you will look after me from Heaven and I am never going to forget you. I love you dad.”

    The youngster, one of Reyes three children with two different women, added: “Thanks to everyone for the messages of support I’m receiving.”

    Well-wishers responded by offering the 11-year-old their condolences.

    Retired goalie Santiago Canizares, who played with Reyes fro Spain, criticised Reyes for driving at high speed over the weekend.

    He tweeted: “Speeding shows a reprehensible attitude. There were victims in the accident apart from the driver. He does not deserve a tribute as if he were a hero.

    “But that does not mean I regret what happened and I pray for their souls.”




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    Diet shame and embarrassment 'gets in way of weight loss', experts warn

    ONE in three Brits have lied about being on a diet, because they're ashamed.

    Worries over failing and embarrassment top the list of why people keep hush, a survey found.

    Diet shame gets in way of weight loss

    Similarly, a third of people would rather diet alone, rather than do it with someone else.

    And any talk of dieting is off limits for four in 10 – they rarely or never discuss their eating habits with their friends, colleagues or even their partner.

    Commissioned by The 1:1 Diet by Cambridge Weight Plan, the research of 2,000 adults found 69 per cent of the population have been on a diet at one time or another.

    The ‘shame’ of dieting combined with a lack of support are the reasons healthy eating plans often don’t work out.

    Diet shouldn't be a 'dirty word'

    Mark Gilbert, nutritionist at The 1:1 Diet by Cambridge Weight Plan, said: “Diet shouldn’t be a dirty word – no one should feel ashamed of changing their food intake to achieve their desired goals as long as the diet contains proper nutrition and their goals are appropriate for them.

    "The fact is most people go on a diet at some point to lose weight. So, we have to be able to discuss this word if we are to properly address the current obesity crisis.

    "Of course, everyone is different, so it makes sense to get the proper support to choose an appropriate diet, which will have a greater chance of success.”

    The research also found many of those polled are fed-up with perpetually dieting and feeling like they’re not getting anywhere.

    Forty per cent said they are "constantly" on a cycle of eating healthily, eating unhealthily, eating healthily and so on.

    Treats sway us

    But for many a lack of appealing "good" food options often puts an end to their diet – or more specifically the plentiful selection of indulgent "bad" foods.

    Further to this, cake, pizza, along with fish and chips are the dishes likely to cause us to quit a diet.

    The 1:1 Diet by Cambridge Weight Plan study carried out through OnePoll found our main requirements when choosing a diet are how easy it is to follow and how well it fits with our lifestyle.

    Mark Gilbert added: “When deciding whether to go on a diet or which diet to choose, it is important to select one which suits you.

    “It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the many options out there and this is where a diet consultant or your GP can help.

    “They can suggest changes to your lifestyle which could make a significant difference to your quality of life.”

    To find out more about The 1:1 Diet by Cambridge Weight Plan here.

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