Val Doonican Easygoing, Homely Charm Singer Has Died

resizedimageVal Doonican has died. He was an English singer at the time of his death he was eighty-eight years old. He was known for his  traditional pop, easy listening and swing music and noted for his warm and relaxed style.

According to The Guardian, he had,

“an easygoing, homely charm that enchanted middle England.

His family let everyone know that he died peacefully at a Buckinghamshire nursing home. He was ill but his daughter expressed,

his “batteries had just run out”.

In a statement, his family said:

“He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed by family, friends and his many fans.” Irish entertainer Roy Walker told the BBC Doonican was “an example to everybody”. “The way he conducted himself he was the consummate professional. “In the early days I was his opening comedian and he was one of the most generous people on stage. He would go out and do 10 minutes at the top of the show and introduce you – even though you were nobody – as his ‘very special guest’. “He was a joy to be with, a pleasure to work with and one of the all-time good guys in showbusiness.”

he was also known for his trademark rocking chair, colourful knitwear, colourful jumpers and cardigans and fronted about twenty-five Christmas specials.

Sir Bruce Forsyth also paid tribute saying,

“he was a one-off”. “He was just a lovely guy. What you saw is what you got, this is a very sad day”, he told the BBC. “Although we never saw him very much in the last few years, I worked with him a couple of times and enjoyed that very much. “He had this way of relaxing his co-stars and his audience and that went right through the screens into your homes. “It’s not simple to do what he did. To be relaxed as he was is an art. You can’t go in front of millions of people on television and be that relaxed and that good.”

Val Doonican “brought joy to many people”, says Irish singer Daniel O’Donnell Irish singer,

he told the BBC it was a “very sad day for the music industry”.

He went from being a Doonican fan to working with him.

“The first time I met him it was lovely and I was certainly not disappointed from what I had built up in my mind of what he might be like. “He was a very peaceful man and had a very calm persona, just as he came across on television. He was a funny man, he would joke away. “He had a great voice and had the big hits with the songs we remember but there were also the funny songs that captured people’s imaginations too. He certainly was able to entertain in the widest possible sense.” null

He and his wife Lynn have been married for fifty-four years, who he leave behind to mourn along with his daughters Sarah and Fiona and grandchildren Bethany and Scott.

Irish comic Adrian Walsh tweeted:

“Spent four years as an opening act for Val Doonican. He was one of the greats on and of [sic] stage. Thank you for your friendship.”

He was from Waterford, Ireland.

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Channing Tatum ‘Would Return To Stripper Roots’

resizedimageChanning Tatum says he would strip again. The star is known for many talents, he acts, a model, dancer and also strips. The thirty-five-year-old former Step Up, before his career took off used to perform at a local nightclub and although his name is well known in Hollywood he wouldn’t rule out stripping once again.

“We’re going to start a [Magic Mike] show in Vegas, and I’ll never say never. I wouldn’t mind going out there and doing it one more time. Or maybe twice,” he confessed to Vanity Fair. “But, you know, every time I’ve put on a thong and am getting ready to walk onstage again, I’m like, ‘Why do I want to do this’’ It’s very uncomfortable to be in a thong in front of a thousand people.’”

He also was a stripper in the movie Magic Mike and soon he will once again in the sequel Magic Mike XXL.

He and his wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum met on the dance film of Step Up. They married in 2009 and now have a daughter called Everly.

“Me and Jenna just saw Step Up on TV, and we watched it for two seconds,” he laughed. “We made that ten years ago or something. It was hard because you’re like, ‘Wow, I remember it being so much better.’ Then other times you’re like, ‘I remember it being worse.’”

“Jenna is a super mom. There’s no other way to say it. She is there every single second, every single day,” he said. “I love being a dad. They’re like little mirrors running around. They show you things about yourself you wouldn’t pay attention to before. Jenna says it all the time: ‘Oh, my God, that is so you right there.’ But I don’t know if I’m good at it.”

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Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Their Marriage Almost Ended Once Before

resizedimageBen Affleck and Jennifer Garner almost broke up once before. Reportedly the married couple of ten years almost decided to end their marriage three years ago following the birth of their son. It was just on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, they gave the sad announcement that they are indeed in the process of divorcing were said to have gone through a rough patch back in February 2012 when they welcomed their three-year-old son Sam into their world.

A source close to the duo said:

“They were in couples therapy for years. They were going to divorce when Sam was born, but you know how it is – baby comes and solves the issues for a bit, but it’s just a Band-Aid. It hasn’t been working for ages.”

The forty-two year also has other children, daughters Violet, nine, and Seraphina, six, with the ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ actress, forty-three stayed in the relationship as long as he did because

“stayed in” the relationship “longer than he wanted” for the sake of their children.

The insider told Us Weekly magazine:

“Ben truly wanted his idea of family life and the idea of family he had grown up in Boston. So he stayed in it longer than he wanted to because of the kids and the idea of family, but he couldn’t save it.”

The pair, who are said to have secretly separated 10 months ago and are still sharing their home in the Pacific Palisades, California, announced the sad news in a joint statement, saying: “After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce.

“We go forward with love and friendship for one another and a commitment to co-parenting our children whose privacy we ask to be respected during this difficult time.”

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Enzo Cilenti, Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Chris Pratt Is Such An Awesome Bloke

resizedimageEnzo Cilenti says Chris Pratt is an awesome bloke. He is an English actor and in his words, he said it was  just a joy working with the Guardians of the Galaxy/Jurrasic World actor because he is a lovely guy to work with. The ‘Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell’ explained exclusively to BANG Showbiz:

”Anyone who’s funny, charismatic, kind, you know, it’s kind of great and there’s that thing where you meet some people like that and they just walk into a room and you think, what an awesome bloke. So he’s very much that, he’s a lovely guy.”

Pratt’s career is moving along in good direction lately, he has been in many such as Guardians of the Glaxy, Lego and Jurassic World and what Cilenti says he doesn’t always ”envy” actors like him.

 He explained:

”I think the hardest thing for me in doing this job is when you’re not in a lot. You do a day here, a day there, you get a couple of weeks off and you need to gel and be perfect the first day whereas if you’re in a lot you just have that confidence of knowing everyone’s name.

 ”So that level of stardom … I mean what I want to do ultimately is just kind of quality, a life of quality … And to be really well paid. That would be fantastic because I really like paying the mortgage and I really like feeding my children but yeah, you look at people in that position and you don’t always envy them because it’s a lot of really, really, really hard work.”

Cilenti is from Bradford and he and actress Sienna Guillory are married and they have two children together.

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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner Share Their Heartbreaking Divorce News

 

resizedimageBen Affleck and Jennifer Garner shockingly divorcing. The former Armageddon and former Alias (CIA officer Sydney Bristow) actress have announced the end of their ten-year marriage, just one day after their anniversary they are heading for a £95 million divorce, such a day for all their fans, and their three children, the couple is one my favorite Hollywood couple’s and they heave released a joint statement confirming their much speculated separation.

‘After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce.’

Although the couple’s split seems amicable and there’s no bad blood between them, with both Jennifer, 43, and Ben, 42, having successful career over the years, they are now reputedly worth a whooping £95 million. And with no pre-nup ever signed, they’ll have to split their assets, which includes the pair’s LA ranch and apartment in Manhattan, as well as a ski chalet in Montana and an 83-acre estate on Hampton Island. We’ll happily house-sit one of them until you decide what happens to it…

One thing that they both agree on though is the co-parenting of their children, nine-year-old Violet, six-year-old Seraphina, and three-year-old Samuel.

‘We go forward with love and friendship for one another and a commitment to co-parenting our children whose privacy we ask to be respected during this difficult time.

But Ben has admitted to being a work-a-holic before in the past, and thanked his wife for her patience back in 2012 as he confessed that he wasn’t very present in the rest of his life and that ‘she does everything.’

‘It is work but it’s the best kind of work and there is nobody else I would rather do that kind of work with.’

It was in 2001 when the couple met on the set of filming Pearl Harbour.

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My Adventures In Traveling And Vacation Time, All Aboard!

8ddcdf11c5fb8fb8851c8c0457e85383It’s here, the morning of our summer vacation, it is eight o’clock in the morning, and I am doing some last minute packing. The day is finally here following months of anticipation since it has been since Christmas that we were in Montreal, we spent two weeks there, and it was a wonderful time. Jayden is awake, and is excited to go, we will head out early, as we don’t want to miss the train like we did last year.

We are off, walking to the mall to catch the bus, now we are on the go train and off to union station. We have a three-hour wait, but it will be worth it. Heading over to the food court to pick up a kids meal, some muffins, strawberry and chocolate chip. The time is approaching to board Jayden is getting more excited as he knows the next stop is Montreal, home for the Summer.

 Such a blast, swimming, family outings and just family quality time. Well, me are now on the train, past Oshawa, on to the next stop, I will post more as the day goes by, please hop aboard along with us on our sixty-nine-day summer adventure.

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My Adventures In Traveling And Vacation Time, Moments Of Favorite Times

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Well, our vacation is here, and the packing is almost done, maybe, because for a nine and a half week vacation packing is not easy to do, but by tomorrow morning it will have it be done. The thirtieth is finally here and when I wake up in the morning I, myself and Jayden will be on our adventure, first a ten-minute walk with our suitcases in tow to the bus stop at the mall.

We will catch the bus and on our way to the go train and then our final destination union station where we will wait in anticipation for our train. Jayden will get the window seat as he always does, I never win that decision and as the train departs and does its frequent stops we are one closer to ours, home for the Summer, swimming, walking, the park, staying up late, but most of all visiting family, what more can you ask for, oh yeah and we can’t forget about Cookie, my family’s pug, he’s a great dog.

The next day after we arrive the first thing I will do is go on the deck to see all the beautiful flowers and a bird nest in the tree right in front of the deck. Last Summer we went to Mont Royal hopped on the Metro, visited the St. Joesph Oratory and the Montreal Biodome  maybe we will again this year, so many things to do for a fun-filled summer vacation, follow my posts along with our adventure.

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Chris Squire Dies, Bandmate Utterly Devastated Beyond Words

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Chris Squire has sadly passed away. He was known as  an English musician, songwriter and singer, best known as the bassist and backing vocalist for the progressive rock band Yes, at the time of his death he was sixty-seven. Before his passing, he had let the sad news that he had been battling against a rare form of leukemia.

The current keyboardist for Yes Geoff Downes first tweeted the news,

“Utterly devastated beyond words to have to report the sad news of the passing of my dear friend, bandmate and inspiration Chris Squire.”

Yes had confirmed Squire’s death on their official Facebook page.

“It’s with the heaviest of hearts and unbearable sadness that we must inform you of the passing of our dear friend and Yes co-founder, Chris Squire. Chris peacefully passed away last night in Phoenix Arizona, in the arms of his loving wife Scotty,” the band wrote in a statement.

“For the entirety of Yes’ existence, Chris was the band’s linchpin and, in so many ways, the glue that held it together over all these years. Because of his phenomenal bass-playing prowess, Chris influenced countless bassists around the world, including many of today’s well-known artists. Chris was also a fantastic songwriter, having written and co-written much of Yes’ most endearing music, as well as his solo album, Fish Out of Water.”

It was back in May when he had been given the diagnosis of acute erythroid leukemia.

Squire was from Kingsbury, a suburb of northwest London, in England, his father was a cab driver and his mother was a housewife. When he was just a young boy he was a choir boy. He passed away on June, 28, 2015 at his Phoenix, Arizona home.

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