A film mogul wanted flying nanny Mary Poppins to be high as kite by offering her a “spoonful of sugar”. But Julie Andrews, who played the very proper, magical governess, was not about to take this medicine, whether or not it would go down – or up – in a most delightful way. Dame Julie, who was also clean-cut Maria in The Sound of Music, politely turned her nose up when pressured to snort cocaine at a party. Instead she and husband filmmaker husband Blake Edwards told their Hollywood host they were “high on life”. Julie, now 84, said she was offered the drug at the unidentified Mr Big’s party. She said: “We were invited to a party at the home of a very powerful Hollywood agent. "I can’t remember why we chose to attend; we were so seldom partygoers. "When we arrived at the house, we were confronted by a classic ‘scene’ for those days, but one that I had yet to witness. “A group of guests were doing lines … [Read more...] about Mary Poppins star Julie Andrews refused to snort cocaine when pressured to at party
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Email By Michael Dulaney for Fierce Girls Posted November 17, 2019 06:15:39 Photo: Mary Ann Bugg was Captain Thunderbolt's scout, informer, lover and confidante. (Supplied) Related Story: Mary Ann Bugg: Bushranger and spy Related Story: Gin, guns and getaways: Inside Australia's largest gold heist Related Story: The women of Australian true crime: A criminal record from 'bad' to 'good' Map: Sydney 2000 Mary Ann Bugg doesn't fit the stereotype of a 19th-century woman.Often dressed in men's clothes, she was an expert horse rider and skilled bush navigator who roamed across NSW robbing travellers, stations, pubs and stores while eluding police.Most history books mention her as the partner of the infamous Captain Thunderbolt, the "gentleman bushranger" famed for escaping from jail on Cockatoo Island — but Mary Ann has every claim to being just as iconic.Mary Ann was a proud Worimi woman, born of an Indigenous mother and convict father near Gloucester on the … [Read more...] about Mary Ann Bugg, the Aboriginal bushranger erased from Australian folklore
New York (CNN Business)Mary Daly never could have imagined she would be here. It's not because Daly is just the second woman president in the 105-year history of the San Francisco Federal Reserve. Nor is it that she's the first openly gay woman to lead any Fed bank. What really makes Daly stand apart from her peers is the unlikely journey she took to get to the pinnacle of economics. At 15 years old, Daly dropped out of high school, which she found "distant and uninteresting," because her family was dealing with a series of health and financial emergencies. With her family in chaos, Daly found herself helping out by icing doughnuts at her grandparents' doughnut shop in Ballwin, Missouri. "If you asked me back then: Did I think this was in my future? The answer was absolutely not," Daly told CNN's Poppy Harlow in a Boss Files interview. "I thought my future included being a bus driver. And that would have been a really great job, but I got lucky." Read More Daly's family didn't … [Read more...] about From working at a doughnut shop to the Federal Reserve: The unlikely journey of Mary Daly
By Anna Rumer - October 10, 2019 03:26 pm EDT Share 0 Comments 0 Teen Mom 2 fans generally don't have too much negative to say when it comes to Chelsea Houska's life playing out on the screen, but the way the MTV personality spoke to her mom during Tuesday's episode while telling her about the decision she and husband Cole DeBoer made to purchase land on which to build a new home struck some the wrong way. As Chelsea broke the news to her mother, Mary said she was "sick" to hear her daughter and grandchildren would be moving 45 minutes away, saying she was afraid to make Chelsea "mad and all crazy" if she objected. As per InTouch Weekly, Chelsea responded, “OK, mom. What do you have to say about it?” “I just can’t … I don’t even like to talk about it. It’s just so sad for me,” a tearful Mary responded. “We’re going to be 45 minutes away. But Chelsea didn't see the big deal, saying, “You have … [Read more...] about ‘Teen Mom 2’ Fans Blast Chelsea Houska for Being Mean to Her Mom Mary
If Donald Trump is poisoning American politics, Joe BidenJoe BidenBloomberg to spend 0M on anti-Trump ads in battleground states New witness claims first-hand account of Trump's push for Ukraine probes Obama cautions 2020 hopefuls against going too far left MORE may be the antidote. Biden offers voters something they are longing for that they are not getting from President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump opens new line of impeachment attack for Democrats Bloomberg to spend 0M on anti-Trump ads in battleground states New witness claims first-hand account of Trump's push for Ukraine probes MORE: normalcy.Normalcy? That sounds kind of, well, boring.Voters, especially Democrats, usually look for a candidate they can fall in love with like John F. Kennedy and Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonThe Hill's Morning Report — Public impeachment drama resumes today Bill Clinton advises Trump to ignore impeachment: 'You got hired to do a job' GOP senators balk at lengthy impeachment … [Read more...] about Will Biden lead a ‘return to normalcy’ in 2020?
Therapy helped British actress Julie Andrews sort out her "demons," she said in an interview with "CBS This Morning" co-host Anthony Mason. The British icon — known for "Mary Poppins," "The Sound of Music" and "The Princess Diaries" — reflected on her career, meeting her late husband and how therapy made her "a better mum and a better wife." "It sorted out my demons and what I call the garbage that clutters your head and you don't need," Andrews said. "What would you say was the biggest obstacle that you had to sort out?" Mason asked. "It helped me very much understand and put in perspective my childhood, of course. That was probably the biggest work I did," she said. "And it makes for a lot of compassion and understanding, and you realize that everybody else is in the same boat." In a new memoir detailing her early successes in the movie industry, titled "Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years," Andrews writes, "Was I scared? You bet. Did I feel inadequate? All the … [Read more...] about Julie Andrews says therapy helped her sort out her “demons” and made her a better mom and wife