- Celebrity Evening Standard
Boris Johnson tells Donald Trump 'racism and racist violence has no place in our society' following George Floyd’s death
Boris Johnson said his message to Donald Trump is that "racism and racist violence has no place in our society" following the death of George Floyd.At the Downing Street press conference, the Prime Minister was asked what his message was on behalf of those protesting in London in solidarity with Black Lives Matter .
- Entertainment The Telegraph
Sometimes when critics especially enjoy a film, we’re asked to host a Q&A; screening, at which the film itself is followed by an on-stage discussion during which audience members can put questions to “the talent”. You get to watch actors play themselves - or at least, versions of themselves that can think of no better way to spend an evening than on the publicity circuit - and the gulf between their screenbound and flesh-and-blood selves is often striking. That said, I’ve met three whose blockbuster charisma was entirely undimmed in person, and who at the end of the talk have had the auditorium spellbound, hanging on their every word. One was Tom Hanks - well, duh. Another was Meryl Streep - ditto. And the third was John Boyega. It was at an opening night screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in central London, and the panel was crammed with big names and bigger personalities, from Harrison Ford to Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy. But Peckham-born Boyega stole the show. Just 25 years old at the time (he’s 28 now), he spoke in a way that made the whole room crane in, even though most of it had probably neither seen nor heard of him before that night. (Pre-Star Wars, his biggest credits were a stint on the London-set 24 miniseries, a handful of independent dramas and the cult alien invasion thriller Attack the Block.) He told stories about his life on set, and before and after, with the almost mathematically calculated bounce and cadence of a great stand-up comic, but with none of the emotional distance that kind of technique often entails. I suspect everyone in that room believed we were listening to the real him speaking, regardless of whether we actually were, or if it was just another, more invisible kind of performance.
- Celebrity The Independent
Twilight actor Gregory Tyree Boyce and his girlfriend Natalie Adepoju died as a result of an accidental drug overdose, a Las Vegas coroner has confirmed.Clark County coroner John Fudenberg said that the cause of death was the effects of cocaine and fentanyl intoxication.
- U.S. Storyful
'Don't Kill Them, But Hit Them Hard': Washington State Patrol Apologizes for Officer's 'Poor Choice of Words'
Washington State Patrol has apologized after an officer was captured on video on June 2 telling his colleagues, “Don’t kill them, but hit them hard,” during protests in Seattle over the death of George Floyd and wider police violence in the country.In a statement to local media, the WSP said it was “aware of the video and apologizes for the poor choice of words by one of our team leaders preparing his troopers for a possibly confrontational situation.”The Seattle Times reported that WSP spokesman Chris Loftis said the officers “were getting ready to conduct a ‘push technique’ designed to actively force ‘aggressive, non-compliant, and threatening protesters away from a designated area.’”In the video, shot on East Pine Street, the officer, wearing full riot gear, is seen walking past his colleagues, repeatedly telling them, “Don’t kill them.”Krystal Marx, the woman who captured the footage, said the incident left her “shaking.”Protests in Seattle continued for a fifth day on June 2, with demonstrators throwing bottles at police officers shortly before midnight, according to local news. Police responded by firing tear gas, KOMO News reported. Credit: Krystal Marx/@Bishop_Krystal via Storyful
- Business Quartz
Remove China Apps, an Android app developed by India-based OneTouch AppLabs, was downloaded around five million times from May to June 1, according to analytics firm Sensor Tower. It even became the top free Android app in India over the weekend, according to the firm. However, the popularity of the app came to an abrupt end today (June 3), when Google decided to remove the tool from its Google Play store.
- Sports Yahoo Sports
The Seahawks were a big part of keeping Colin Kaepernick out of the NFL.
- Celebrity SheKnows
Broadway star Nick Cordero has been battling COVID-19 for months and his wife, fitness trainer Amanda Kloots, has been keeping her Instagram updated with his progress and asking people to join her for daily dances on Instagram Live to keep everyone's spirits up. Now, she's opening up about how she keeps her own spirits up […]