Scott Kowalchyk/CBS(NEW YORK) — Well, this is quite the visual. On The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Wednesday night, Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage said he helped Jamie Dornan practice his lines for Fifty Shades Freed.Dinklage said he helped Dornan rehearse for the erotic drama in their dressing room while the two were shooting the new film My Dinner with Hervé, in which they both star.“I read some of the screenplay, though, in our dressing room,” Dinklage said. “I went in, he had to do some reshoots for Fifty Shades and I would help him out learning lines.”He added, “I would read the Dakota Johnson parts. I was just helping a friend learn lines. I nailed it. I really did.”While Colbert tried to compare the intense fan bases of both Game of Thrones and Fifty Shades, Dinklage said they are “very different.”“I think Game of Thrones fans would take issue with comparing the two because Game of Thrones fans are very specific and lovely,” he said. “Fifty Shades fans have issues. It’s all suppressed issues, I think.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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SALT LAKE CITY — BYU fans, I’m sure, would rather just forget about the whole thing. But in the aftermath of Utah’s shocking beatdown of the Cougars Saturday night, we still have a few thoughts floating around . . .Despite the lopsided score in Provo, the idea that you never know what you’ll get from the Utah-BYU game still holds true. No, there wasn’t a blocked field goal in the last seconds, no overtime thriller or a late 4th-and-17 pass. But who in their right mind would have predicted a 44-point blowout by Utah on the Cougars’ home field? . . .Ute coach Kyle Whittingham has now been on the both extremes of the spectrum in the Utah-BYU series. Besides being on the winning end of the second-largest point total for Utah against BYU and second-biggest margin of victory as he was Saturday night, he was also a player for BYU in the biggest margin of victory over Utah and second-largest point total against Utah — BYU’s 56-6 victory in 1980 when he was a junior linebacker . . .I question those who said before the game that Utah had more reason to get up for the rivalry game than BYU. The Utes have a Pac-12 championship to play for, whether they win the rivalry game or not. For BYU, the Utah game is one of the biggest on its schedule and with no league championship to play for and the Cougars want to get the best possible win-loss record they can. Still, the fact that the Utes have won so many games in the series in recent years as the underdog makes you wonder if they are more motivated for the annual grudge match . . .Loved the red vs. blue jerseys, which was probably a first for the rivalry. And may be the last in Provo if the Cougars have their way . . .All the BYU fans calling for a new quarterback, a new offensive coordinator, a new coach or all of the above, need to take a deep breath. Saturday’s game still counts as just one loss. Sure the Cougs’ preseason hopes for a BCS berth or undefeated season are long gone, but the expectations were probably too high to begin with. Look for Bronco Mendenhall’s team to recover from another 1-2 start and finish strong . . .In fact, BYU may still end up winning more games than Utah this year. That’s the difference between Central Florida, Idaho, Idaho State, San Jose State and New Mexico State versus Washington, Arizona State, Pitt, Cal and Arizona.Give Mendenhall credit for taking responsibility for his team’s shocking big loss and not making excuses afterward. He sat through a long press conference after the game and didn’t blame officials or single out players, but instead put the blame on himself . . .Perhaps Ute fans who have been on Jordan Wynn’s case since the start of the season can keep quiet for awhile. While BYU’s mistakes — thanks in part to Utah’s defense — were a big reason for Saturday’s slaughter, Wynn played a big part in the victory. In fact, the 63-yard drive Wynn led just before halftime when he completed five straight passes, may have been the key to Utah’s win, since it gave the Utes the lead and momentum going into halftime. Then right after the half, Wynn led the Utes on a 6-play 75-yard drive to make it 21-10, after which things snowballed in the Utes’ favor . .. .Finally, I can’t agree with those who say the Utah-BYU rivalry game shouldn’t continue. Of course it should. I think BYU is more than willing to keep it going as long as it is an independent and needs to fill 12 slots on its schedule every year. Some Ute officials have hinted that the rivalry game may not be played indefinitely because of Utah’s football schedule, which allows for only three non-conference games every year. Rather than worry it might lose sometimes and hurt its overall record, perhaps Utah should adopt the attitude that it expects to beat the Cougars every year. I think local fans would always rather see games against a longtime rival than an out-of-state opponent, even if they don’t always win the rivalry game.email: email@example.com Related Whittingham thrilled with U.’s effort Cougars looking to bounce back read more
This photo provided by Urban Culture Auctions in West Palm Beach, Fla., shows a hand-written letter by the late mobster James “Whitey” Bulger, an envelope and a holiday greeting card emblazoned with his 1959 Alcatraz mugshot, that Bulger mailed from federal prison in Coleman, Fla., in 2015. The items are among those being offered by the auction house for auction on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019. Bulger was found dead in a wheelchair on Oct. 30, 2018, killed by inmates within hours of his transfer to a prison in Hazelton, W.V. He was 89. (Darin Rone/Urban Culture Auctions via AP)BOSTON | Locked up for life after 16 years on the run, murderous Boston gang boss James “Whitey” Bulger couldn’t stand how much the world around him had changed.Prison was nothing like his days at Alcatraz, with its “great view” and clear-cut rules, Bulger said. And the former Irish Catholic stronghold of South Boston he once terrorized was now filled with “rich college kids living in expensive condos.”“World has changed … everything different, even the neighborhood,” Bulger wrote to a friend he met in the lockup in newly public letters.The letters, which are being auctioned Sunday, provide a glimpse into the once powerful and feared gangster’s mundane life behind bars before he was beaten to death by fellow inmates last year. Bulger wrote about the little excitements of prison life — “tonight we had an ice cream cone!” — and his treatment by other inmates.“Almost every time I’m going anywhere, guys ask “hey old timer, want a push” … or just grab handles and start pushing,” Bulger wrote in a letter postmarked in February 2015. “One advantage is we can go in the front of chow line if in wheelchair.”Authorities have said two Massachusetts mobsters are under investigation for 89-year-old Bulger’s killing, but no one has been charged. His death hours after he was transferred to a troubled West Virginia prison has raised questions about why the known “snitch” was placed in the general population instead of more protective housing.Bulger ratted on the New England mob to the FBI, authorities said, though he insisted throughout his trial that he wasn’t an informant but was actually paying the FBI for the scoop on his enemies.The auction house got the letters from a man who says he became friends with Bulger when the geriatric gangster was briefly held at a federal lockup in Brooklyn after being convicted in 2013 of participating in 11 murders, among other crimes.That man, Timothy Glass, said he took Bulger under his wing, and they bonded over their criminal pasts. Glass recalled how Bulger would sign autographs for inmates who asked but had a tendency to give a “death stare” to guys he didn’t like.“I was like, ‘this guy is a stone-cold killer at like 80 years old.’ It was wild,” Glass, 55, told The Associated Press.Glass was locked up on robbery and other charges when he met Bulger after spending more than a decade in New York state prison for separate crimes, he said. Inmates weren’t allowed to write to one another, so after Bulger was transferred to a different prison, Bulger would send the letters to a friend on the outside, who would get them to Glass, he said.In the letters, Bulger complained about the cost of books (“$32 for the book!”), the cold weather (“All the liberals like VP Gore made a fortune with his scaring people with talk of ‘planet warming”’) and the media, which he called “part of and parcel of the corruption instead of society ‘watchdogs.’”He grumbled about his trial, slammed prosecutors for deals they made with his former friends and promised his appeal would “create quite a stir.” He also bemoaned what he saw as the unfair treatment of his longtime girlfriend Catherine Grieg, who was sentenced to eight years for helping Bulger avoid capture.“I played a rough game and accepted the rough treatment. But feel Catherine was treated too harshly,” Bulger wrote.He talked longingly about his time at “The Rock” — Alcatraz — where the rules were “plain and understood” and inmates were allowed at Christmastime to buy chocolate, which they would share with prisoners who weren’t supposed to have candy.“Here, ‘they,’ the ‘inmates,’ would sell you chocolate! Back then no one ever looked to make a profit on another convict,” he wrote. “I look back at those years and place with nostalgia. It’s all gone.”Tucked into some of the letters were pictures of Bulger as a young man or Alcatraz. On the back of one of the photo — a mugshot taken in 1965, the year Bulger was released from prison and returned to South Boston — he scribbled: “the good old days.”With another letter, Bulger included a holiday card that he apparently made in 2015 with the message in gold script: “Wishing you peace & cheer in the New Year.” Next to the cheery greeting is Bulger’s Alcatraz mugshot, his eyes piercing blue eyes narrowed and brows furrowed.Follow Alanna Durkin Richer at https://www.twitter.com/aedurkinricher read more
Ireland’s most famous amateur weatherman has said there is ‘SNOW WAY’ Donegal is going to be plunged into artic-like conditions this winter.Postman Michael Gallagher has successfully predicted snowfalls for the last number of years from his base in the hills of Donegal.But Michael, from Glenfin, says he simply can’t understand why everyone is saying the country is going to be covered in snow and freezing conditions for months on end. “I simply don’t know where these forecasts are coming form. I can see no signs of it.“We might have a little snow but I don’t think it’s going to be as bad as the past couple of years.“I can see us getting plenty of rain and frost but I can’t see the huge falls of snow and freezing temperatures which everyone seems to be predicting,” he said.Michael, who famously forced bookmaker Paddy Power to pay out €70,000 in early bets after predicting a white Christmas two years ago, says there will be plenty of storms. Only recently he was approached by a customer while doing his rounds who had found a frog behind a flowerpot.“When we lifted the flowerpot the frog just wouldn’t move. I just knew that was a bad sign.“A couple of days later we had those bad storms. The frog knew it was going to be bad and didn’t plan on moving anywhere,” said Michael.Apart from Michael, another hugely-respected weatherman who does not think we are going to shiver too much this winter is Peter O’Donnell from www.irishweatheronline.com.He said January next could be the coldest month but it is unlikely to be as bad as last year. “In general, this is not expected to be as dramatic as last year, and the severe cold is not expected to continue through most of December.“There may be roughly equal spells of mild and cold weather with strong winds, some heavy rainfalls and some snow or ice.”REAL NEWS – REAL PEOPLEDONEGALDAILY.COM – DONEGAL’S BIGGEST NEWS WEBSITE ADVERTISE FOR JUST €3..click www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comMICHAEL PUTS THE ‘FREEZE’ ON A WHITE WINTER AND ARCTIC-LIKE CONDITIONS was last modified: October 20th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:CHristmasforecastMichael Gallaghersnowweatherman read more