Downton Abbey star Allen Leech has found love with a U.K. sports presenter. The Irish actor, who plays widowed chauffeur Tom Branson in the hit period drama, went public with his romance with Sky Sports host Charlotte 'Charlie' Webster during a gig in London on Sunday (13Jul13).
The pair was photographed during an outing to the British Summer Time Hyde Park festival and the snaps show them posing together and kissing.
A source tells Britain's The Sun newspaper, "They were really loved up and weren't hiding their romance from anyone. They've only become official over the last few days after first meeting at a charity event six weeks ago."
A few facts about sandwiches, inspired by the woman who submitted to making 300 sandwiches for her boyfriend in exchange for a marriage proposal:
Sandwiches were invented by an 18th century English statesman.John Montagu served as First Lord of Admirality, Secretary of State for the Northern Department, and Postmaster General. He was principal in devising the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle that led to peace between England and the Netherlands. If he had the time to not only make but invent the sandwich, so do you.
"Sandwich" is the only word that is the same in every language.A universal concept that everyone can understand. That means just about everyone can comprehend, and as such handle, the task of making one. You fall into that category.
The definition of the word "sandwich" is, unsurprisingly, pretty broad.Mirriam Webster defines a sandwich as "two pieces of bread with something (such as meat, peanut butter, etc.) between them." That "etc." allows you a lot of leeway. You can cram pretty much any edible item between two slices of bread and you've got a sandwich. If you so desperately want a sandwich, your resources, I can imagine, will accomodate this.
Sandwiches became popular in America during the Great Depression.The Great Depression. The bleakest, most wanton decade in modern history. If those people could muster up the energy and time away from working in the Charlie Chaplin machines to make their own sandwiches, you also have time.
You don't even need arms to make sandwiches.I say that with all sincerity and reverence. Here, find double amputee "Tisha UnArmed" demonstrating how to make a sandwich without the use of one's arms:
Without at the very least this degree of physical limitation, you have very little excuse for not making your own sandwich. (Video provided by @misterpatches, a bottomless well of interesting material.)
Americans eat over 300 million sandwiches a day.I'm not really sure how this fits into my argument, it's just interesting.
Sandwiches always taste better when you make them yourself.Indisputable. In my life, I have eaten more sandwiches than I have eaten things that are not sandwiches. I am no esteemed culinary genius, so it is not my talent in the kitchen that supply me with a gift for the endeavor. It is simply that nobody knows your own palette — the specifics of it and what ratios it most favors — better than you do. Admit it. In opting out of making your own sandwich, you aren't vying for something better. You're just being lazy.
Sandwiches aren't very good for you.This is a generalization, but the vast majority of entries in the category denoted as "sandwich" are high in fat, cholesterol, and sodium. The least you can do, if you insist on eating one of these every day, is burn off some energy by trekking into the kitchen to make it yourself.
If you really need someone else to make you a sandwich, you can pay any number of professional sandwich makers in close proximity a very reasonable price to do so.Just about every single restaurant, super market, deli, fast food chain, or bodega features the option of sandwiches. Most of the time, they run fairly cheap, and are constructed by professional sandwich makers — people who voluntarily submit to making sandwiches, and benefit financially from doing so (all while our economy spikes!) — at your disposal throughout the day.
It is not your responsibility to supply sandwiches for some jackass who bargains that he'll marry you if you make enough of them.In fact, you are painting a pretty poor picture of your relationship if you feel obligated to transform into a proverbial conveyer belt of sandwich meals, fueled by him dangling an engagement ring in front of your nose like a carrot*. You owe sandwiches to nobody, especially somebody who uses them as a manipulation tactic to quantify the value of his love for you. You deserve better that that. So do the sandwiches.
*Carrots are a healthy alternative to sandwiches.
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Kid Rock, Brad Paisley and Alan Jackson are among the stars who will perform at George Jones' funeral in Nashville, Tennessee on Thursday (02May13). The 81-year-old country music icon passed away in hospital on Friday (26Apr13), and the cream of country music will head to The Grand Ole Opry House to pay their respects to the veteran.
A post on Jones' website reveals Kenny Chesney, Charlie Daniels, Vince Gill, Wynonna Judd and Randy Travis are also among the stars who will perform or speak at the ceremony, while former U.S. First Lady Laura Bush will also step up to remember the legend.
Jones' publicist Kirt Webster states, "The calibre of speakers and performers is a testament to what George Jones meant to everyone in the world. (Wife) Nancy is overwhelmed by the love and support of not only George's fans, but also the music community, public figures and friends."
A private memorial for Jones' loved ones and fellow performers is scheduled to take place on Wednesday evening (01May13).
The Tourist is about as difficult to get through as spotting the vowels in the name of its director. Florian Henckel von Donnersmark was last seen receiving a Best Foreign Film Oscar in 2007 for The Lives of Others which was about a couple living in East Berlin who were being monitored by the police of the German Democratic Republic. Its positive reception made way for the assumption that Donnersmark would continue to populate the USA with films of seemingly otherworldly and underrepresented themes. But his current project is saddening in its superficiality and total implausibility.
The film’s only real upside is its stars: two of our most prized Americans. Johnny Depp plays Frank Tupelo a math teacher from Wisconsin who travels to Europe after his wife leaves him presumably because of his weakness and simplicity. While en route to Venice he meets Elise Clifton-Ward (Angelina Jolie) who situates herself in his company after she receives a letter from her criminal lover Alexander Pearce (who stole some billions from a very wealthy Russian and the British government) with instructions to find someone on a train who looks like him and make the police believe that he is the real Alexander Pearce to throw the authorities and the Russians off his track. Elise picks Frank and after they are photographed kissing each other on the balcony of Elise’s hotel everyone begins to believe Frank is the real Pearce and so begins the chase.
While Donnersmark could not have picked two better looking people to film roaming around Venice his lack of faith in the audience is obvious. Every aspect of the characters is hammed up again and again as if Donnersmark felt burdened with the task of making us see his vision. Doubtful that we’re capable of getting to where he wants us he has crafted a movie completely devoid of subtlety. Elise’s strength and superiority over Frank are portrayed by close-ups and repeated instances of men burping up their lungs upon seeing her (as if her beauty is in any way subjective?). And in case we forgot that Frank is the victim in this story -- even though he’s been tricked chased and shot at - Donnersmark still felt the need to pin him with a lame electronic cigarette to puff on. Frank and Elise somehow manage to lack mystery even though we get very few factual details about each of them.
Nothing extraordinary comes to us in the way of the film’s structural elements either. There is very little of the action that The Tourist’s marketing led us to believe and the dialog is often painful. The plot itself is almost shockingly unbelievable especially when we’re asked to believe that Elise falls in love with Frank after a combination of kissing him once and her disclosed habit of swooning over men she only spent an hour with (yes that was on her CV).
The Tourist is rather empty and cosmetic. It’s worth seeing if you’re a superfan of Jolie or Depp but don’t expect to walk out of the theater with anything more than the stub you came in with.