Janet Jackson has given birth to her first child at age 50 - a baby boy named Eissa. The pop superstar "had a stress-free healthy delivery and is resting comfortably", said a statement by a representative. "Janet Jackson and husband Wissam Al Mana are thrilled to welcome their new son Eissa Al Mana into the world," added the statement. Jackson, younger sister of late king of pop Michael Jackson, and Al Mana, a Qatari business magnate whose company sells luxury fashion brands throughout Gulf Arab kingdoms, were married in 2012. Last year the singer, who shot to fame in the late 1980s with her albums Control and Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814, postponed a global tour saying that she and her husband were planning to start a family. Advertisement … [Read more...] about ‘Thrilled’ Janet Jackson welcomes first child at age 50
DAREDEVIL Dick Sheppard, a stunt driver and showman who worked on the Italian Job and James Bond films, has died at the age of 90. The dad-of-nine boasted that he had wrecked 2,003 cars, appeared in 500 films and held 18 world records during his career. His death on March 1 was announced by his family on his Facebook page today. They said "Fondly known by many for his obsession with cars and motorbikes he was truly a larger than life character who caught the public's attention with his daredevil stunts and world records. "His final wishes, however, were that we his family might grieve in private so we can reflect on his other roles as husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather." At one point in his career, he held the most records in the Guinness World Book Of Records, though the title was later claimed by New Yorker Ashrita Furman. Sheppard was said to have destroyed over 2,000 cars while filming his mind-bending stunts for film and television. Starring … [Read more...] about Dick Sheppard dead: Italian Job and James Bond stuntman who held 18 world records during iconic career dies, aged 90
Zoe Tay looks incredible. And not just for her age . Yes, she turned 50 in January, but this isn’t a former ingenue playing out some distant memory in the spotlight – the woman in front of the camera is strong, sexy, and know exactly what she’s doing. As she should, having spent an incredible 30 years in show business on top of her game. At our photo shoot at The Westin Singapore, the mother-of-three is effortlessly working a sultry lingerie-inspired trend that’s just perfect for the year-end festivities. And being confident with her body is something that has come with getting older. “I used to fit an XS but these days I need to wear an M,” said Tay. “But what does it matter?” “Understanding fashion has helped me to better understand my body. I’m not perfect and I’m perfectly at peace with that. Because I understand my body, I know how to dress for my shape and size – and that has given me so much more confidence.” For Tay, looking good – and feeling good – has been … [Read more...] about Zoe Tay would like you to know that beauty has nothing to do with age
Sad news for wrestling fans. One legend of the scene, Dynamite Kid, has passed away on his 60th birthday, reported Worldwide Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on Wednesday (Dec 5). The cause of his death is unclear but he had been known to be suffering from ill health. The England-born wrestler – whose real name is Thomas Billington – was also one-half of The British Bulldogs, one of the most popular tag teams during the 1980s. Billington joined WWE – then called World Wrestling Federation – in 1984, forming the famous team with his cousin, Davey Boy Smith. The iconic duo, who also had a mascot English bulldog named Matilda, were often involved in classic matches against the likes of The Hart Foundation (Bret “Hit Man” Hart and Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart). They also defeated the likes of Gret “The Hammer” Valentine and Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake to win tag team titles at WrestleMania II, from 1986 to 1987. Tributes have come from wrestlers past and present. "Sad to hear that … [Read more...] about Wrestling legend Dynamite Kid of The British Bulldogs dies, aged 60
Is the age of migration coming to an end? For decades, easy air travel, globalization and international competition for talent in some sectors have made the growing movement of people around the world seem unstoppable. Until now. With the pandemic leading to less demand for skilled labour, a smaller aging population to support, and a proliferation of travel restrictions, the future of human migration looks pretty grim post-COVID-19. “We have had the migration boom, now we are heading into the bust,” said Alan Gamlen, a human geographer at Monash University in Australia and author of a new paper about the outlook of migration, Migration and mobility after the 2020 pandemic: The end of an age ? If Canada’s immigration numbers between April and June — the first full quarter under the influence of the pandemic — are any indication of what is to come, things don’t bode well. According to a new study to be released later this week by the Association for Canadian Studies, the … [Read more...] about Does COVID-19 mean the age of global migration is over?