Sunday 17 December 2017

Bishop sorry for insulting royals

A Church of England bishop apologised for "deeply offensive" comments he made over the forthcoming wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

The Rt Rev Pete Broadbent, Bishop of Willesden, in comments posted on Facebook, warned that the marriage may last only seven years and reportedly referred to the royal family as "philanderers".

Japan minister to step down

Japan's justice minister is to resign to take full responsibility for recent comments seen as deriding his duty to respond to questioning in the parliament, according to media reports.

The news came as a key opposition party was preparing for a censure motion against Minoru Yanagida.

Sheen 'grabbed porn star throat'

Capri Anderson, the woman found in Charlie Sheen's hotel room last month, says the actor hurled racial slurs, threw a lamp at her and grabbed her by the throat.

She says she's suing Sheen for battery and false imprisonment and plans to file a criminal report with New York police.

Gibson resumes custody battle

Mel Gibson is back in a Los Angeles courtroom to resume his custody fight with ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva.

The Academy Award winner sat quietly in a courtroom across from Ms Grigorieva before Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon began a closed hearing yesterday. Gibson and Grigorieva have been sparring for months over custody involving their daughter.

Now Y-fronts battle X-rays

It's a special kind of underwear -- with a strategically placed fig leaf design -- and the designer says it'll get you through the airport screeners with your dignity intact.

Jeff Buske says his invention uses a powdered metal that protects people's privacy when undergoing medical or security screenings.

Mailer's sixth wife dies aged 61

Norris Church Mailer, the sixth and final wife of Norman Mailer, has died at the age of 61.

Her death was confirmed by Dwayne Raymond, a long-time family friend and personal assistant. The cause of death was not given, but she had been ill with cancer in recent years.

Irish Independent

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