Kelleher International has been around for 30 years as a matchmaking dating service for wealthy Bay Area singles. Kelleher International has been around for 30 years as a matchmaking dating service for wealthy Bay Area singles. Photo: Rolf Bruderer/Getty Images Photo: Rolf Bruderer/Getty Images Image 1 of / 35 Caption Close Image 1 of 35 Kelleher International has been around for 30 years as a matchmaking dating service for wealthy Bay Area singles. Kelleher International has been around for 30 years as a matchmaking dating service for wealthy Bay Area singles. Photo: Rolf Bruderer/Getty Images This San Francisco dating service doesn't allow photos—and starts at $25,000 1 / 35 … [Read more...] about This San Francisco dating service doesn’t allow photos—and starts at $25,000
A mum whose daughter was killed by a speeding driver has slammed Jeremy Clarkson for his “arrogant and disgusting” remarks, moaning on Twitter about being delayed by a fatal crash. The three-car carnage killed a man in his 70s in Hammersmith, West London at 1.40am on Friday. But, Clarkson, 59, was only concerned with being inconvenienced by the temporary road closure and complained to police about the delay. The TV presenter wrote on Twitter: “Dear The Police, I know it was a nasty crash in Hammersmith last night but how can it take this long to re-open the road?” Speaking to Mirror Online, Avril Child, whose daughter Sarah was killed in a car crash, said: “Clarkson thinks that police should just drag the person to the side of the road while they're dying so that he can get past. “His comments show me and other bereaved families that he thinks we're just an inconvenience. “I can only imagine what that poor family who lost someone on Friday felt … [Read more...] about ‘Ignorant’ Jeremy Clarkson slammed by grieving mum for ‘disgusting’ crash comments
GALLERY: The U.S. cities where people Tinder the most GALLERY: The U.S. cities where people Tinder the most Photo: DreamPictures, Getty Images Photo: DreamPictures, Getty Images Image 1 of / 20 Caption Close Image 1 of 20 GALLERY: The U.S. cities where people Tinder the most GALLERY: The U.S. cities where people Tinder the most Photo: DreamPictures, Getty Images Tinder and OkCupid have given up on finding you a soul mate. Their ads even admit it. 1 / 20 Back to Gallery We have reached a new height of dating-app fatigue: Even the online matchmakers have given up on finding you a soul mate. It's not that you're hopeless. You're wonderful! You're a unique snowflake - so unique, in fact, that you … [Read more...] about Tinder and OkCupid have given up on finding you a soul mate. Their ads even admit it.
When British Indian actor Dev Patel was first approached for his latest project, he asked, “Is it the magician?” He was referring to the American David Copperfield, while the film Patel was being offered to play the protagonist in is an adaptation of Charles Dickens’s classic novel.That movie, The Personal History of David Copperfield, is, obviously, set in Victorian England, the world the author inhabited and documented. But British director Armando Iannucci has provided his delightful version with plenty of spin, placing an actor of Indian origin at its heart, essaying the title role.As the film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival or TIFF, the audience didn’t appear to care, greeting it with sustained applause. During a post-screening interaction, Iannucci explained this adventurous casting decision saying he wanted it to be representative of “who’s around us now and not feel terribly … [Read more...] about Dev Patel is bringing some of his brown-boy magic to David Copperfield
Recently, I was a guest on one of my favourite podcasts, Backlisted, which brings historically under-recognised books and authors to centre-stage. The work under discussion was Angela Carter’s collection of short stories The Bloody Chamber, published in 1979. Aware that I might be called on to demonstrate detailed recall of the book and – frankly, who isn’t? – short of time, I decided to augment my re-reading by plugging into the audio version on a long car journey. It was a revelation, and particularly when it came to the toothsomely creepy title story, read by the actor Emilia Fox. For those unfamiliar with the piece, it retells the fairytale of the wife murderer Bluebeard, and repositions the latest young bride’s mother as her saviour; a new version saturated in rich, decadent imagery and vocabulary. The groom’s wedding gift, for example, is a “choker of rubies, two inches wide, like an extraordinarily precious slit throat”; on their … [Read more...] about Easy listening: the rise of the audiobook
I was invited to a dinner in a small, well-heeled city near Anaheim. I drove along serene, gently curving roads, past homes with green-velvet lawns.Arriving, I walked up a driveway and entered a backyard featuring a banquet table of the sort you’d expect at an elegant wedding.There were gilded bamboo chairs and floral centerpieces and candles that looked like they were made out of birch. Menus printed with fancy calligraphy had been placed on the plates. Crab bisque, mocha mousse cake with cocoa nib ice cream — the feast would be five courses long.I wasn’t the star attraction. Neither was the food, the event’s main organizer stressed to staff gathered on the porch. Advertisement “What’s special tonight is the connections ... the friends becoming family,” he told them.A few minutes later at this gathering called the King’s Table, those friends arrived in shuttle vans — from a homeless shelter six miles and a world away.Did I … [Read more...] about Homeless people are served a five-course dinner at an O.C. home. It’s about dignity and human connection