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Bradley Walsh emotionally narrated the situation of a helpless mother and a sick child. Read for more details.



Ruth appeared on the daytime show in a heart-breaking video where she told of how she has not been able to visit her son Sam, who is currently in a care home, for the past six months. Sam is suffering from the later stages of Huntington’s disease, a condition that stops parts of the brain working properly over time, which has left his mother completely devastated as the Covid-19 outbreak has meant she has been unable to help him over the course of the year.

‘My whole body demands that I am there to care for my son and I’m not there and it’s like grieving upon grieving, I can’t be there, I can’t love and help my son,’ Ruth explained in a pre-recorded clip.

Bradley appeared to talk about the heart-breaking story, to which he was initially alerted when Ruth reached out to him on Instagram. Recalling how it was his wife Donna who first saw the message, The Chase star said: ‘As you say, I never realised that you could get messages via Instagram, I didn’t know that existed. So, Donna, as you know, saw this and said, “have you seen this message you’ve got?” ‘And straight away I thought, “wow, if it was my mum, or my son Barney, or Hayley, then I would be absolutely devastated.’

He went on: ‘I’ve never met Ruth, by the way, that’s heartbreaking, and since then, I have got on board and thought what can be done? ‘The government got battered at the start [of the coronavirus pandemic] because that happened then, but this is now seven months of having daily contact with Sam and all of a sudden now none. And he’s in the latest stages of Huntington’s disease.’

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Indie Mixtape 20: Tomberlin Watches ‘Hocus Pocus’ Whenever It’s On TV




For her new EP Projections, Tomberlin teamed up with longtime tourmate Alex G to try and expand her sound and take on a more experimental edge. After catching our attention with the delightful 2018 LP At Weddings, this new project features some additional instrumental flourishes that infuse the EP’s somber and introspective tracks with an added energy and depth. Though it only features five tracks, Projections is a very exciting taste of what can be expected from Tomberlin as she looks toward her sophomore full-length.

To celebrate the new album, Tomberlin talked Joanna Newsom, Hocus Pocus, and her undying love for Arcade Fire in the latest Indie Mixtape 20 Q&A.

What are four words you would use to describe your music?

Searching. Patient. Internal. Wonder.

It’s 2050 and the world hasn’t ended and people are still listening to your music. How would you like it to be remembered?

As work that brings respite to the listener in some capacity.

What’s your favorite city in the world to perform?

I can’t pin down just one place. There are special moments everywhere. Portland, LA, and Chicago have always been extremely kind to me though.

Who’s the person who has most inspired your work, and why?

Hard to say just one person, but maybe Joanna Newsom. She doesn’t give a fuck about a chorus, her work and craftsmanship are uniquely hers, and she only tours when she wants to.

Where did you eat the best meal of your life?

My mom’s cooking will always be the best meals of my life.

What album do you know every word to?

The Suburbs by Arcade Fire.

What was the best concert you’ve ever attended?

What is the best outfit for performing and why?

What’s your most frequently played song in the van on tour?

Last year it was probably “Light Brang” by Little Wings or “Bad Mind” by Erin Rae

What’s the last thing you Googled?

A list of the songs Tori Amos has covered.

What album makes for the perfect gift?

Joni Mitchell’s Blue cause everyone needs that record. Even if they don’t know it yet. If not- a mix cd.

Where’s the weirdest place you’ve ever crashed while on tour?

Idk. Lots of stranger’s homes which i’m grateful for, but it can be funny and weird and also great. Or the weird little budget hotels in Europe that are like the size of a nice bathroom but somehow has 3 beds.

What’s the story behind your first or favorite tattoo?

I don’t have any tattoos currently.

What artists keep you from flipping the channel on the radio?

The Bee Gees.

What’s the nicest thing anyone has ever done for you?

I’m sorry I can’t share it, the answer is too nice to even type.

What’s one piece of advice you’d go back in time to give to your 18-year-old self?

Don’t evaporate yourself for other people to exist. There is space for you.

What’s the last show you went to?

Frances Quinlan of Hop Along’s solo show with the harpist Mary Lattimore opening. I think lockdown happened the day after and their tour was cut short, but it was a beautiful show with palpable cosmic energy. I love Frances’ songs so much.

What movie can you not resist watching when it’s on TV?

Hocus Pocus.

What would you cook if Obama were coming to your house for dinner?

Spicy tomato fennel pasta and salad. Kind of like a Hot Ones challenge situation so I could ask about the Libya drone strikes that should never have happened and why the f*ck didn’t he endorse Bernie for president. We could smoke a spliff afterwards.

Projections is out now on Saddle Creek. Listen here.

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Lena Dunham, Russell Brand and More Celebs Are Set to Participate in Friendly House’s Virtual Gala




— Lena Dunham, Russell Brand, Idina Menzel and more are taking part in Friendly House’s 31st Annual Gala on Saturday, October 24 at 10 p.m. ET. The virtual event is open to the public and guests can access it by logging on to the link here. This year, guests may also bid in the auction that includes a painting by David Lynch, a special item from William Shatner, a 20-minute Zoom coffee chat with Margaret Cho and more.

— John Legend used the LetsGetChecked at-home coronavirus test for $119 as part of The Voice’s return to filming with safety precautions including multiple COVID tests a week, social distancing and reduction in crew and staff.

— Danielle Bernstein launched her resort 2021 Shop WeWoreWhat line, the Boudoir collection, filled with figure-flattering bikinis, one-piece styles and ready-to-wear options inspired by the intimate moments in a woman’s private dressing room and delicate vintage lingerie.

— Kate Hudson got glam for a Zoom meeting with her makeup artist Debra Ferullo who used Pixi Glitter-y Eye Quad in GoldLava to create her look.

— Rosie Huntington-Whiteley celebrated the launch of Resorè’s and her role as the brand’s first ambassador with a virtual group webinar featuring skincare expert Melanie Grant.

— Christie Brinkley rocked a pair of boots decorated with the word VOTE while attending the drive-in premiere of HBO’s The Undoing with son Jack Brinkley-Cook and daughter Sailor Brinkley-Cook in The Hamptons.

— Melissa Rivers appeared on Rori Sassoon’s podcast, “Let’s Get Raw With Rori,” where they talked about dating, past relationships and dramatic breakups.

— Someone Somewhere cofounders Antonio Nuno and Fatima Alvarez hosted a virtual Dia De Muertos dinner to celebrate their Mexican heritages, upcoming unisex collections and to meet artisans whi are an integral part of their community. Prior to the celebration, guests received a handwritten recipe, a Dia De Muertos face mask and a bottle of Mezcal Union.

— Kristen Bell’s health food brand This Saves Lives partnered with weighted blanket brand Bearaby on a Halloween-at-home collaboration to bring the perfect pumpkin-hued sweet treat and blanket to families everywhere. For every collaboration purchase, $10 will be donated to Action Against Hunger, which distributes life-saving packets of Plumpy’nut, a peanut paste that treats malnutrition in children in need.

— Jordyn Woods celebrated her collection launch with PrettyLittleThing while wearing a hot-pink leopard dress from her collaboration with the brand at an intimate dinner with boyfriend Karl-Anthony Towns and Jaden Smith at Petite Taqueria in West Hollywood.

— Sparkling wellness tonic brand Sunwink hosted a virtual New Moon Ritual with The Hood Witch, Bri Luna, as she lead guests through a special healing ritual to bring in positive energy all while enjoying the drinks made to reduce stress and boost moods.

— Holland Roden selected pieces from the alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Fall Winter 2020 collection featuring vegan leather and croc looks, camouflage-print dresses, coats, high-cut blouses, trousers and more via a custom wrapped rainbow StaceFace 2021 Volkswagen Atlas SEL Premium R-Line with 4Motion all-wheel drive in L.A.

— Sweet Flower and Chelsea Handler partnered to create the Evolution Kit, a curated kit that consists of her favorite cannabis picks, to celebrate the  premiere of her HBO stand-up special, Chelsea Handler: Evolution. The kits are available at, in-store, as well as via curbside pickup and delivery from Sweet Flower’s retail locations.

— Project Glimmer hosted its annual benefit, An Empowered Future, with Simone Biles, Jewel and Sunny Hostin on YouTube to celebrate 10 years of helping young women grow personal confidence, meet role models and build a support network.

— Molly Sims surprised her family with a spooky driveway campout in an Airstream trailer that was brought to her doorstep by

— Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Dolores Catania and former Below Deck charter guest Helen Hoey dined at Ocean Prime New York City and enjoyed gifting provided by sunglasses designer Remo Tulliani.

— Recording artist and Love & Hip Hop: Miami star Prince enjoyed a meal at Sugar Factory in Las Vegas.

— Scott Foley was announced the as co-host and judge of Ellen’s Next Great Designer, HBO Max’s furniture design competition series.

— Leah McSweeney is donating clothes to Housing Works, a nonprofit organization that provides advocacy, support and lifesaving services to those impacted by homelessness and HIV/AIDS, for its Fashion for Action fundraiser in NYC, taking place on Thursday, November 12, through Saturday, November 14.

— Lady Gaga posted a selfie showing off her toned abs in a white Onia bikini top on Instagram while reminding her followers to send in their ballots for the upcoming presidential election.

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Parental Guidance: How Family-Friendly Is The Lady in the Van?




Rating: PG-13, for a brief unsettling image.

Maggie Smith is adorably cantankerous in this true story of a homeless woman who parked her van in the driveway of a playwright’s London home and didn’t leave for 15 years. The Lady in the Van is based on Alan Bennett’s play of the same name, inspired by his real-life experience with a woman who requested to be addressed exclusively as Miss Shepherd. Nicholas Hytner’s film has plenty of hard-earned lessons about tolerance, generosity, and kindness. It features several characters who are repulsed by the sight and smell of Miss Shepherd but eventually find a soft spot in their hearts for her. But it also includes — spoiler alert — the discovery of her dead body inside the van toward the end; it’s a quiet, peaceful image, but it’s apparently the reason for the film’s PG-13 rating. The movie has a nice message, though, and should be fine for older kids and up.

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