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Jonas Kaufmann | The Smoldering Tenor

Jonas Kaufmann | The Smoldering Tenor Whatever their source, good looks can take a musician only so far, Mr. Kaufmann insists. “Even though beauty could help a career, it can never be something a career is based on,” he said. “Beauty goes by faster than you know, so if your qualities in singing and acting aren’t good enough, where do you go once the beauty is gone? Generally, the parts I’m interested in are not…

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Charlotte Bronte fan spends life dressed as Victorian heroine

Charlotte Bronte fan spends life dressed as Victorian heroine Well, I love the Brontes, but… Lyn-Marie Cunliffe, 49, loves 19th century author Charlotte Bronte so much she dresses as the famous author all the time – even while doing her supermarket shopping. The mum-of-two dresses in the home-made smocks whilst doing the school run – and not bothering to change even when she’s out grabbing a burger with the kids. But the bookworm’s bizarre look…

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Daniel Craig thinks Kardashians behave like ‘idiots’

Daniel Craig thinks Kardashians behave like ‘idiots’ Yet another reason why I love Daniel Craig. Daniel Craig thinks the Kardashians behave like “f**king idiots”. The James Bond actor explained while he doesn’t “judge” the reality TV family – whose most famous member is Kim – and acknowledges that they have made “millions” through their show ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’, he doesn’t agree with selling your soul to make good television. He explained: “It’s a…

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The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson I don’t usually read YA (mainly because I’m an OA), but my daughter ordered this for a presentation she’s doing in library school (well, technically, it’s called “information studies”, and she’s getting a master’s this weekend under the If You Can’t Get a Job, Get Another Degree plan). She knows about things. Book things. So I fully intend to casually walk into her room and distract her…

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