• Celebrity
    The Independent

    'It’s reunion porn': Military wives say Trump’s SOTU stunt disrespected families of servicemen

    The State of the Union served as President Donald Trump's moment to grandstand his administration's achievements to Congress while also introducing guests he brought in from across the US.Among them that evening was army spouse Amy Williams and her two children. Mr Trump introduced them to the room towards the end of his speech by commending her for carrying on while her husband, Sergeant Townsend Williams, was deployed in Afghanistan over the past seven months.

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    The Week

    Ben Affleck says an associate warned 'you'll drink yourself to death' if he didn't drop out of The Batman

    Ben Affleck opened up in a new interview about his struggle with alcoholism and his decision to walk away from Batman.The actor, who was originally set to direct and star in 2021's The Batman but dropped out of the project, spoke with The New York Times in a profile published Tuesday, in which he revealed his choice to exit the film was related to his battle with alcoholism."I showed somebody the Batman script," Affleck said. "They said, 'I think the script is good. I also think you'll drink yourself to death if you go through what you just went though again.''This was after Affleck had reprised the role of Batman in the critical failure and commercial disappointment Justice League, which followed the movie in which Affleck debuted as Batman, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The Times writes that Affleck's experience on Justice League, which went through heavy reshoots, "sapped his interest" in Batman. After Affleck dropped out of the standalone film, Matt Reeves stepped in to replace him as director, while Robert Pattinson is taking over as the caped crusader.Affleck further opened up about his struggle with alcoholism throughout the interview, discussing the fact that he "started drinking more and more when my marriage was falling apart" and telling the Times, "It took me a long time to fundamentally, deeply, without a hint of doubt, admit to myself that I am an alcoholic. The next drink will not be different." Read the full interview at The New York Times.More stories from theweek.com Mike Bloomberg is not the lesser of two evils The Democratic Party is weak. Mike Bloomberg could break it. Florida 10-year-old hopes to spark global movement to keep beaches clean

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    The Independent

    Ryan Newman and wife announced separation four days before Daytona 500 crash

    Ryan Newman and his wife Krissie announced their decision to divorce just four days before the Nascar driver was injured during a crash at the Daytona 500. On Thursday, 13 February, the race car driver, 42, shared the news on Twitter, writing: “After 16 years of marriage, Krissie and I have decided to amicably separate. “We will continue to jointly raise our girls, while remaining friends and continuing to work together supporting Rescue Ranch. Thank you for the years of support and friendship. We ask that our daughters’ privacy be respected at this time.” Krissie, who married the professional stock-car driver in 2004, also shared the statement on her own Twitter. The couple have two daughters together, Brooklyn and Ashlyn. Less than a week after announcing their split, Ryan, who competes for the Roush Fenway Racing Team, sustained non-life threatening injuries when his car flipped over while he was competing in the Daytona 500 on Monday. pic.twitter.com/gzSqZSdfpJ — Ryan Newman (@RyanJNewman) February 13, 2020The fiery crash, which occurred during the final lap of the race, happened after the 42-year-old’s car made bumper contact with another car, causing it to spin into the wall before flipping over. Shortly after the wreck, Krissie tweeted: “Omg.” Omg — Krissie Newman (@NewmanKrissie) February 18, 2020According to Nascar, which posted an update to Twitter later that day, Ryan is being treated at Halifax Medical Centre. “He is in serious condition, but doctors have indicated his injuries are not life-threatening,” Nascar said. “We appreciate your thoughts and prayers and ask that you respect the privacy of Ryan and his family during this time. We appreciate your patience and cooperation and we will provide more information as it becomes available.”On Tuesday, Roush Fenway released an update, in which it said that Ryan is "awake and speaking with family and doctors". BREAKING: Roush Fenway releases another update on the health of Ryan Newman. Huge news here is that he is awake and speaking with family and doctors. pic.twitter.com/x089ILzENF — Daren Stoltzfus (@DarenStoltzfus) February 18, 2020"Ryan and his family have expressed their appreciation for the concern and heartfelt messages from across the country," the statement reads. "They are grateful for the unwavering support of the Nascar community and beyond.

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    Business Insider

    I flew on Vietnam's award-winning budget airline known for its bikini-clad flight attendants 3 times in one week, and it was an emotional rollercoaster

    I flew on three Vietjet Air flights in less than a week on a recent trip to Vietnam. Here is what flying on the budget airline is really like.

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    USA TODAY Entertainment

    'Saved by the Bell' star Lark Voorhies says she feels 'slighted and hurt' about not being a part of reboot

    "Saved by the Bell" cast members have also reunited for a dinner to celebrate "30 years of friendship" in 2019 which Voorhies was missing from.

  • U.S.
    In The Know

    A Student Claims There Are 'Too Many White People' at a Multicultural Center

    A Black student has gone viral for defending a multicultural center at the University of Virginia (UVA) as a safe space for people of color. On Feb. 12, conservative youth group Young America’s Foundation (YAF) shared a 37-second video on Twitter . The clip begins with the student trying to get the attention of her peers before educating them about the building that they’re in. "If y’all didn’t know, this is an MSC (multicultural student center), and frankly, there’s just too many white people in here". "And this is a space for people of color, so let’s be really cognizant of the space that you’re taking up ..." The clip then ends with applause. in response, YAF tweeted, “Leftists at the University of Virginia are dictating who is and who isn’t allowed in the new Multicultural Student Center". YAF went on to tweet, "This kind of racist intolerance is NOT multicultural”. YAF’s post has since received more than 17,000 comments, many of which fiercely defend the student. In the wake of the incident, UVA president Jim Ryan issued a statement, claiming that the center is meant to foster an inclusive environment. "To be clear, the MSC is for all students. But there is more to say than can be communicated in a short statement on social media ... stay tuned". According to UVA’s latest data on student makeup, white students made up a whopping 57 percent of the undergraduate body in 2018