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Tom Parker’s widow says he was ‘waiting for Dame Deborah James' in heartfelt tribute

Deborah James after the campaigner died following a five year battle with bowel cancer.  Kelsey took to her Instagram story to share a photo of Dame Deborah following her death at the age of 40.  She wrote alongside it: ‘My Tom will be waiting with a glass of something special for you Deborah.

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Lizzo and Live Nation pledge a million to reproductive rights organisations after Roe v Wade over-turned
Lizzo and Live Nation together pledged $1 million to reproductive healthcare organisation Planned Parenthood and abortion rights organisations in the US this weekend following the American Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the 1973 Roe v Wade judgement.That 1973 judgement ruled that the US constitution protected a pregnant woman’s right to choose to have an abortion up to a certain point in her pregnancy, and in doing so overruled laws that restricted or banned abortion in various US states.The current Supreme Court deciding to overturn that judgement – and in doing so rejecting nearly 50 years of legal precedent in the US – means that abortion can once again be restricted or banned at a state level, with severe restrictions or outright bans now anticipated in up to a half of US states.The judgement – and the appointment by former President Donald Trump of three conservative judges in recent years that allowed the shift in position on this issue within the court – has been very controversial, of course. And many in the music community have criticised both the Supreme Court decision and moves within many US states to now enforce or introduce draconian anti-abortion laws.That includes Lizzo, who stated on Twitter on Saturday: “I’m pledging $500k from my upcoming tour to Planned Parenthood and Abortion Rights.
Period poverty is worst in Brighton and Hove - as nearly half can't afford sanitary items
Period poverty is at its worst in Brighton and Hove – where a staggering 46% of women and girls say there are times they are unable to afford basic sanitary protection.The study of 2,000 females, who menstruate, revealed the 10 cities in the UK which are hardest hit by this widespread issue – including Oxford (40%) and Birmingham (34%).And those in Cambridge and York (32% respectively) also admit there are some months when they struggle.Overall, a quarter of the female population admit their menstruation is a challenging time, because they now find it more difficult to afford period products compared to 12 months ago.Of these, 90% say the rising cost in living is already taking its toll, while a fifth now provide for another family member in addition to themselves.One in ten women admitted they had found it harder getting work during the pandemic, and an unfortunate 7% lost their job.The study was commissioned by global hygiene and health company Essity, which has supported charity In Kind Direct for 20 years.Essity has created an educational video with advice for those affected by period poverty.A spokesman said: “This is a really tough time for many, and we recognise our responsibility to try and help where we can to address the hardships so many are facing.“As a result, we have just extended our commitment to donate 100,000 period products per month until the end of 2023 at least.“Sanitary protection is a basic human requirement, and through charities like In Kind Direct there are ways women and girls can access the products they need.“We just need to raise awareness of where to go, and how to get these items, without feeling any sense of embarrassment or shame.”To cope at their time of the month, those who can’t
Meryl Streep’s NINE-FIGURE fortune her kids will inherit – and how she kept them humble
While in the 1980’s she consistently earned over $4million (£3.26million) per film, she accepted the lead role in 2011’s The Iron Lady for just $1million (£816,000).She then went on to donate the entire amount to the Women’s History Museum. Streep’s real estate portfolio is almost as equally reputable as her acting chops, and the family currently own a $3.6million (£2.9million) home in California as well as a country home in Connecticut. The long run at the top of her game has seemingly not poached time from her personal and family affairs. Streep has four children with her husband Don Gummer, 75, two grandchildren, creating quite the family brood.However, while some may believe it could be easy to lay back on the bank of mum and dad when they have multimillion-pound net worth, the four Streep-Gummer children have done the exact opposite, earning their own reputations and fortunes. ttps:/celebrity-news/1626157/gary-lineker-wife-danielle-bux-marriage-split-birthday-age-news-latest-updatesAll of the Streep-Gummer clan have followed their mother’s footsteps in the spotlight, and have earned themselves sizeable reputations as well. Although, when you’re raised by Meryl Streep, many would not expect any less. The eldest of Meryl Streep’s children, Henry Wolfe Gummer, 42, is a musician along with a few acting credits under his belt. He married Tamryn Storm Hawker in June 2019 and the pair had a daughter in July 2020. Mary Willa Gummer, 39, known as Mamie, is a TV and theatre actress with the title role on Emily Owens, M.D and recurring appearances on The Good Wife as well as its spinoff The Good Fight. Mamie also appeared alongside her mother in the 2007 moving Evening, playing a younger version of Streep's character. Mamie
Blumhouse Chief Jason Blum Donates $10 Million to Vassar College Scholarships
Carson Burton Jason Blum, founder and CEO of Blumhouse, will make a $10 million gift to Vassar College to supplement the college’s financial aid funds, Vassar president Elizabeth Bradley disclosed Tuesday.The donation from Blum, who graduated from the college in 1991 and has served on its Board of Trustees since 2015, is the largest gift ever given to the college by a male alum. It is also the lead gift for Vassar’s upcoming fundraising campaign, which will launch this fall.“As we prepare to launch the largest campaign in Vassar’s history, Jason Blum’s gift for financial aid is catalytic and will have a positive impact on innumerable lives of Vassar students for years to come,” Bradley said.Blum, who majored in drama at the college, said his gift reflected his gratitude for the role his Vassar education played in shaping his career.“The courses I took, friends I made and the other activities I was involved in while at Vassar fueled my critical thinking skills and made me more curious about the world,” Blum said.He added: “I want to help ensure that Vassar is able to continue its commitment to admit students with the desire to succeed without regard to whether or not they can pay.”Blumhouse is a prolific production company that pioneered a new model of studio-caliber filmmaking through micro-budget films.
Gogglebox star Tom Malone praised by fans after sharing poignant cancer message
Gogglebox star Tom Malone has been praised by fans after sharing a heartfelt cancer message.The Malones are one of the most popular families on the Channel 4 reality show after they joined back in 2014.Although the show is currently on a break from filming until later on this year, the family are keeping themselves busy by risking their lives - all for a good cause.They aren't just kicking back and relaxing during their time away from the show as they've revealed that this month they'll be taking part in an abseil.The abseil is to help raise money for lung cancer sufferers and they've taken to social media to ask their followers for support.In a video uploaded on Friday, Julie said to the camera: "Try and guess what I've got him doing... What have I got you doing Tom?"Tom then explained that he will be taking part in an abseil later this month, in aid of the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.Tom then said: "It's a bit high but sometimes we need a bit of help with heights don't we? I'm only a short a**e."Julie then said: "You are".The Gogglebox stars then informed their 213k followers that the link was in their bio and to donate if they could.Tom then told their fans to come down and say hello when he does the abseil which they revealed would be at the Trafford Centre in Manchester.In another video, Tom joked that people who come down should encourage Julie to also abseil with him, before thanking those who have already donated as he said it was "much appreciated."So far, their Just Giving page has £732 and it wasn't long before fans showed their support for Tom.One fan wrote: "Amazing, good luck"Someone else added: "I've done that! Will be amazing".Another person who donated wrote: "Good luck Tom.