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Maya Rudolph is a lap-dancing, partying billionaire in ‘Loot’: review

Apple TV+ comedy series “Loot,” about a billionaire entering a new chapter in her life after a painful divorce.And, for the most part, it’s a slick and entertaining ride. Premiering June 24, the series, created by Matt Hubbard (“30 Rock”) and Alan Yang (“Master of None”), revolves around Molly Novak (Rudolph), who’s celebrating her 45th birthday with her husband John (Adam Scott) — who throws her a lavish party and gifts her a new yacht with multiple pools (she suggests using the smallest pool for her dogs, Mary Kate and Ashley). When Molly discovers that John has been cheating on her with a younger woman, they divorce – and since they didn’t have a prenup, Molly is now one of the wealthiest women in the country. Newly single, she parties it up and becomes tabloid fodder for antics including falling into a pool at a party and giving a waiter a lap dance (in her defense, she thought he was Sting). She’s surprised to learn that she has a charitable foundation, led by the intimidating Sofia (Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, “Pose”), who is not happy that Molly’s post-divorce spiral is generating bad press.
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‘At least you got hit by man of repute’ Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock poke fun at attacks
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Dawn French's brain tumour scare while she battled vertigo during 2014 stand-up tour
Comedian Dawn French has opened up about the brain tumour scare she experienced whilst battling vertigo in 2014. During her stand-up tour, Dawn’s condition was so bad it left her feeling like her head was “collapsing inwards”. The French and Saunders star, 64, was diagnosed with vertigo back in 2014 whilst she was busy performing her 30 Million Minutes tour. Dawn even had to take a walking stick with her on stage as she became afraid of falling over.Speaking on Michelle Visage's Rule Breakers podcast, Dawn admitted that the condition left her terrified as she couldn’t understand “what is up and what is down”. She explained: “It is like my skull is a room and the whole of the top is collapsing inwards, and everything starts spinning.“It's like being very drunk and not understanding what is up and what is down.“And for a while they thought I might have a brain tumour,” Dawn revealed. The comedian went on to detail how the neurologist had told her the condition was triggered by the side-lighting on stage, explaining that she had nothing to “latch” her eyes onto due to the darkness where the audience were sat.Dawn also admitted that performing on a raked stage sloping downwards towards the audience made her feel that she wasn't “upright", which only made things worse. She added: “I took a stick on stage with me and I would make my two legs very wide on stage and I would put the stick in front of me like a tripod so that I had something to stand up to.“It was like being on a buffeting boat or something.
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