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    John Lennon wrote ‘best Beatles song lyrics’ about his first wife https://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/music/1565402/john-lennon-the-beatles-across-the-universe-wife-cynthia-lennon
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    <div><img src=”https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/35/750×445/1565402.jpg” class=”ff-og-image-inserted”></div><div readability=”34.847926267281″><p><a data-link-tracking=”InArticle|Link” href=”https://www.express.co.uk/latest/john-lennon” target=”_blank”>John Lennon</a> and <a data-link-tracking=”InArticle|Link” href=”https://www.express.co.uk/latest/paul-mccartney” target=”_blank”>Paul McCartney</a> wrote countless songs for both <a data-link-tracking=”InArticle|Link” href=”https://www.express.co.uk/latest/beatles” target=”_blank”>The Beatles</a> and some other enormous artists, including The Rolling Stones. But Lennon confessed he peaked lyrically in 1969 when he wrote a song for a charity compilation album: No One’s Gonna Change Our World. For their contribution to the album – which also included such artists as Lulu, Cilla Black, and Rolf Harris – The Beatles included the song Across the Universe.</p></div><div readability=”49″><p>The psychedelic Across the Universe was featured on the aforementioned compilation record but was later included in the band’s final album, Let It Be, a year later.</p><p>The same year, in 1970, Lennon was asked in an interview what his favourite Beatles tracks were.&nbsp;He revealed his top five were: Strawberry Fields Forever, I Want To Hold Your Hand, I Am The Walrus, Girl and Across The Universe.</p><p>He then went into some detail about the track. He said: “It’s one of the best lyrics I’ve written. In fact, it could be the best. It’s good poetry, or whatever you call it.”</p></div><div readability=”52.859788359788”><p>Lennon continued: “See, the ones I like are the ones that stand as words, without melody. They don’t have to have any melody, like a poem, you can read them.”</p><p>Although Across the Universe is full of emotionally visceral lyrics and a mystical tone, it was actually borne from a dreadful argument he had with his wife at the time, Cynthia.</p><p>Lennon married Blackpool local Cynthia in 1962 and had a son with her, Julian Lennon. Six years later, Lennon met <a data-link-tracking=”InArticle|Link” href=”https://www.express.co.uk/latest/yoko-ono” target=”_blank”>Yoko Ono</a>, divorced Cynthia, and married the artist in 1969. Six years after that, in 1975, Ono gave birth to Sean Ono Lennon.</p><p>But back in 1968, songwriting became Lennon’s method of dealing with the breakdown of his marriage to Cynthia.</p><p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a data-link-tracking=”InArticle|Link” href=”https://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/music/1564959/john-lennon-the-beatles-help-song” data-name=”‘It’s real’ John Lennon defended his favourite Beatles song” target=”_blank”>’It’s real’ John Lennon defended his favourite Beatles song</a></strong></p></div><div readability=”41.181518151815″><p>Lennon told Playboy magazine: “I was lying next to my first wife in bed, you know, and I was irritated, and I was thinking. She must have been going on and on about something and she’d gone to sleep and I kept hearing these words over and over, flowing like an endless stream.”</p><p>Sound familiar?</p><p>The incredible first lyrics to Across the Universe were inspired by this exact moment. On the recorded track, Lennon croons: “Words are flowing out like endless rain into a paper cup / They slither wildly as they slip away across the universe / Pools of sorrow, waves of joy are drifting through my opened mind / Possessing and caressing me.”</p><p>Lennon jumped into action and started writing straight away.</p><p><strong>DON’T MISS…</strong><br><strong><a data-link-tracking=”InArticle|Link” href=”https://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/music/1564959/john-lennon-the-beatles-help-song” data-name=”‘It’s real’ John Lennon defended his favourite Beatles song” target=”_blank”>’It’s real’ John Lennon defended his favourite Beatles song</a>&nbsp;[INFO]</strong><br><strong><a data-link-tracking=”InArticle|Link” href=”https://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/music/1564649/paul-mccartney-wings-secret-tour-the-beatles” data-name=”Paul McCartney’s secret tour of Britain with band Wings” target=”_blank”>Paul McCartney’s secret tour of Britain with band Wings</a>&nbsp;[NEWS]</strong><br><strong><a data-link-tracking=”InArticle|Link” href=”https://www.express.co.uk/celebrity-news/1563927/paul-mccartney-michael-jackson-phone-call-groupie-girl-fan-news-latest-updates” data-name=”Paul McCartney on receiving phone call from Michael Jackson” target=”_blank”>Paul McCartney on receiving phone call from Michael Jackson</a>&nbsp;[INSIGHT]</strong></p></div><div readability=”38″><p>Lennon continued: “I went downstairs and it turned into a sort of cosmic song rather than an irritated song. Rather than a ‘Why are you always mouthing off at me?’ [The words] were purely inspirational and were given to me as boom! I don’t own it you know; it came through like that.”</p><p>Although Across the Universe has gone down as one of The Beatles’ most famous songs, it never won any awards – but it was shot into the galaxy.&nbsp;</p></div><div readability=”40.841379310345″><p>Across the Universe was not released as a single by the band, but its legacy has lived on past even some of the band members, before being used by NASA.&nbsp;</p><p>Across the Universe was transmitted towards&nbsp;the star Polaris, approximately 431 light-years away from Earth. This was the first time a song had ever been intentionally transmitted into deep space. The marketing event was approved by McCartney, Ono, and Apple Corps.</p><p><a data-link-tracking=”InArticle|Link” href=”https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Across_the_Universe#Critical_reception_and_legacy” target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow”>SOURCE</a> / <a data-link-tracking=”InArticle|Link” href=”https://faroutmagazine.co.uk/john-lennon-5-favourite-beatles-songs/” target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow”>SOURCE</a></p></div> Tue, 15 Feb 2022 08:36:00 +0000 Callum Crumlish
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    ‘You’re a real b*****d!’ Katharine Hepburn refused to work with John Wayne https://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/films/1565339/john-wayne-rooster-cogburn-katharine-hepburn-huac
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    <div><img src=”https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/36/750×445/1565339.jpg” class=”ff-og-image-inserted”></div><div readability=”38″><p>John Wayne was a supporter of the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) movement in the 1950s, one that fought against communism in the USA. His strong political views meant that he fell out with a number of Hollywood stars, including Hepburn, who turned down a movie because Wayne was in it.</p></div><div readability=”43″><p>In 1953 Wayne was looking for a leading lady to join him in the Western film Hondo. Hepburn, who was at the height of her fame, was approached for the role, but quickly decided against it because of the star’s connection with the HUAC. The role of Angie Lowe was eventually taken on by American star Geraldine Page, who was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance.</p><p>20 years later, however, Hepburn changed her mind.</p></div><div readability=”35.340380549683″><p>Wayne and Hepburn starred in the 1975 movie Rooster Cogburn together. Wayne took on the titular character, while Hepburn played Miss Eula Goodnight – much to the surprise of everyone who knew of her disdain for the Western star.</p><p>The pair seemed to get on throughout the shooting of Rooster Cogburn, but when the film had wrapped up, Katharine revealed how she really felt about the star.</p><p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a data-link-tracking=”InArticle|Link” href=”https://www.express.co.uk/showbiz/tv-radio/1565168/john-wayne-bad-taste-deaths-films-talking-pictures” data-name=”John Wayne slams ‘bad taste’ death scenes ‘It turns their stomachs’” target=”_blank”>John Wayne slams ‘bad taste’ death scenes ‘It turns their stomachs’</a></strong></p></div><div readability=”38″><p>At the wrap party for the film Katharine approached Wayne and told him: “I’m glad I didn’t know you when you had two lungs, you must have been a real b*****d. Losing a hip has mellowed me, but you!”</p><p>Despite this, the pair did find a fondness for one another.</p></div><div readability=”35.697947214076”><p>Katharine years later praised Wayne and called him “fascinating”. She said: “He has confidence in himself, which gives him enormous charisma. He’s quick, he’s sensitive. He knows all the techniques. I think he’s an awfully good actor – and a terribly funny man. We laugh all day. What a goddamn fascinating personality!”</p><p><a data-link-tracking=”InArticle|Link” href=”https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073636/trivia/” target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow”>SOURCE</a> / <a data-link-tracking=”InArticle|Link” href=”https://faroutmagazine.co.uk/the-hideous-truth-about-hollywood-icon-john-wayne/” target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow”>SOURCE</a></p></div> Tue, 15 Feb 2022 08:34:00 +0000 Callum Crumlish
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    Fortnite 19.30 update PATCH NOTES, downtime, Uncharted crossover, Treasure Maps and more https://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/gaming/1566081/Fortnite-update-19-30-patch-notes-downtime-Uncharted-crossover-Treasure-Maps
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    <div><img src=”https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/143/750×445/1566081.jpg” class=”ff-og-image-inserted”></div><div readability=”44″><p>Fortnite update 19.30 is about to be released on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Android and PC. The new Fortnite update has a February 15 launch date and a 9am GMT release time for fans living in the UK. Needless to say, as a numbered update, the new patch will be accompanied by a period of server downtime, which is expected to run until 10.30am GMT. The exciting new update will add the previously announced Uncharted items, as well as the return of Treasure Maps. Read on for more information about update 19.30.</p></div><div readability=”66″><p>The news was announced by Epic Games on Twitter, alongside a brief preview about what to expect.</p><p>”Hey everyone, The v19.30 update is scheduled for release on February 15th. Downtime will begin at 04:00 AM ET, with matchmaking being disabled 30 minutes before.</p><p>”With the v19.30 Update, we’re removing the initial screen where you select Save The World, Battle Royale, or Creative game modes.</p><p>”You’ll now boot up directly into the Lobby, ready to join the party and kick off a match!”</p><p>In addition to the new menu screen options, update 19.30 adds Uncharted characters Nathan Drake and Chloe Frazer. This coincides with the release of the Uncharted movie. You can see the skins below.</p><p>Staying on theme, Epic Games will bring back Treasure maps, which can be used to find items, and maybe as part of challenges.</p><p>Fortnite insider Shiina also speculates that the Revolver will be unvaulted, alongside another potential collaboration.</p><p>Needless to say, update 19.30 makes a host of bug fixes and gameplay tweaks, which can be seen in the patch notes below.</p></div><div readability=”69″><p><strong>Fortnite update 19.30 patch notes…</strong></p><p><strong>Battle Royale top issues:</strong></p><p>• Tents only have Two Slots for some players</p><p>- Some players on PC, Xbox or Playstation may find they only have two slots available instead of three</p><p>• “Get Eliminations with an Assault Rifle” is marked as complete but stays in the quest log</p><p>- Some players will find that after completing the quest “Get Eliminations with an Assault Rifle” it remains in the quest log.</p><p>• Spiderman’s Web Shooters drop with full uses from eliminated players.</p><p>- Spiderman’s Web Shooters will restock to the full 20 uses when dropped from eliminated players in competitive playlists only.</p><p><strong>Save the World top issues:</strong></p><p>• Players not gaining access to Expeditions despite meeting the criteria to get them</p><p>- Players Expeditions menu is not showing up for players despite reaching the point in which they can unlock them</p><p><strong>Switch and Mobile issues:</strong></p><p>• Double tapping a Build Piece icon is not working as intended</p><p>- Double Tapping a Building Piece icon does not place the selected build piece down.</p><p>• The sliding/Crouch button does not appear while gliding on Mobile</p><p>- While gliding on a mobile device, the crouch button does not show. This means mobile players can’t slide immediately after gliding.</p></div> Tue, 15 Feb 2022 10:00:00 +0000 Liam Martin
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    Next James Bond: Daniel Craig replacement switch-up after massive odds change https://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/films/1565296/next-james-bond-daniel-craig-tom-hardy-henry-cavill
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    <div><img src=”https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/36/750×445/1565296.jpg” class=”ff-og-image-inserted”></div><div readability=”33.323450134771″><p>The official announcement of the new <a data-link-tracking=”InArticle|Link” href=”https://www.express.co.uk/latest/james-bond” target=”_blank”>James Bond</a> actor will likely come within the next year, but until then, the <a data-link-tracking=”InArticle|Link” href=”https://www.express.co.uk/latest/bond-odds” target=”_blank”>Bond odds</a> are the only feasible judge of who could be replacing <a data-link-tracking=”InArticle|Link” href=”https://www.express.co.uk/latest/daniel-craig” target=”_blank”>Daniel Craig</a> after <a data-link-tracking=”InArticle|Link” href=”https://www.express.co.uk/latest/no-time-to-die” target=”_blank”>No Time To Die</a>. <a data-link-tracking=”InArticle|Link” href=”https://www.express.co.uk/latest/tom-hardy” target=”_blank”>Tom Hardy</a> has remained atop the odds for months, but a new change has pushed him down, with a new frontrunner gearing up to don the tuxedo and grasp a martini.</p></div><div readability=”38″><p>Hardy still has a great shot of becoming Bond, however. Ladbrokes have currently given him an incredible 4/1 on playing the suave super spy, but his lead has certainly tapered off in the past week. Now, for the first time, there are two frontrunners in the race to become 007.</p></div><div readability=”31.485365853659″><p>Henry Cavill recently clambered his way to second place in the Bond odds, overtaking Hardy in the process. And his odds have not stopped improving ever since. <a data-link-tracking=”InArticle|Link” href=”https://www.express.co.uk/latest/the-witcher” target=”_blank”>The Witcher</a> star now has 5/2 odds on playing the legendary cinematic hero, the best his chances have ever been. But he is at the top of the betting alongside someone else.</p><p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a data-link-tracking=”InArticle|Link” href=”https://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/films/1563994/Tom-Hardy-Mad-Max-Fury-Road-audition-Armie-Hammer” data-name=”Tom Hardy ‘gnashed and spat at Armie Hammer’ at Mad Max audition” target=”_blank”>Tom Hardy ‘gnashed and spat at Armie Hammer’ at Mad Max audition</a></strong></p></div><div readability=”39″><p>Page was recently asked about becoming Bond, and he was reluctant to say he had any part in the casting. He responded: “If you are British and you do anything of repute, then people take notice and start saying the ‘B’ word. I think that’s fairly normal. It’s more of a procedural thing and I’m flattered to be in the category of Brits that people have noticed but it’s nothing more or less than that.”</p><p>Cavill has responded in a similar fashion in recent weeks.</p></div><div readability=”49”><p>Cavill recently revealed how he is not involved in the ongoing Bond conversation. He told Graham Norton: “I would definitely have a conversation [about becoming Bond]. From what I understand, there’s very very early conversations happening at the top at MGM, there’s no list yet.”</p><p>Meanwhile, Hardy has remained quiet. And for good reason.</p><p>He said in 2020 about the Bond casting: “You know, there’s a saying amongst us in the fraternity of acting, and in the fellowship of my peer group, that if you talk about it you’re automatically out of the race. So I can’t possibly comment on that one! If I mention it, it’s gone.”</p><p><em><strong>James Bond No Time To Die is available now.&nbsp;</strong></em></p></div> Tue, 15 Feb 2022 08:29:00 +0000 Callum Crumlish
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    Next Star Wars film ‘signs Force Awakens star for new projects’ https://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/films/1565251/star-wars-new-trilogy-films-rey-daisy-ridley-return-disney-plus
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    <div><img src=”https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/36/750×445/1565251.jpg” class=”ff-og-image-inserted”></div><div readability=”33.379474940334″><p>While <a data-link-tracking=”InArticle|Link” href=”https://www.express.co.uk/latest/disney-plus” target=”_blank”>Disney Plus</a> shows The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett have been diligently expanding the <a data-link-tracking=”InArticle|Link” href=”https://www.express.co.uk/latest/star-wars” target=”_blank”>Star Wars</a> timeline around the original trilogy, the future of the series following <a data-link-tracking=”InArticle|Link” href=”https://www.express.co.uk/latest/the-rise-of-skywalker” target=”_blank”>The Rise of Skywalker</a> has been pushed aside for now. The movie’s ending showed Rey burying Luke and Leia’s lightsabers before announcing she was a Skywalker herself. Now, it looks like the last remaining Jedi will be making a comeback.</p></div><div readability=”41″><p>A newly released report says Rey star Daisy Ridley will be returning to the ongoing Star Wars universe. According to this report, Ridley has “signed on for three” upcoming Star Wars projects.</p><p>This enormous news means Rey will be returning to screens to continue her journey as the final (known) Jedi in the galaxy. The end of her story in TROS left her wandering into the desert with a yellow lightsaber and a new name – but who knows what is going to come next?</p><p>Thankfully, this report also came with some extra news about Ridley’s deal. (Via GiantFreakinRobot)</p></div><div readability=”39.834782608696″><p>The three projects Ridley has reportedly signed up for are not specifically film roles. This means Rey could make an appearance in any three Star Wars properties. Much like Ahsoka Tano and Din Djarin have been appearing in The Book of Boba Fett, fans could see Rey make unexpected arrivals in upcoming TV shows.</p><p>Alternatively, Rey could have her own TV show in the works, which would expand her story even further.</p><p>This information lines up with the “leak” provided by YouTuber Mike Zeroh last year.</p><p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a data-link-tracking=”InArticle|Link” href=”https://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/films/1563039/star-wars-reboot-luke-skywalker-book-of-boba-fett-disney-plus” data-name=”Star Wars reboot news confirmed by Luke Skywalker Jedi Temple hint” target=”_blank”>Star Wars reboot news confirmed by Luke Skywalker Jedi Temple hint</a></strong></p></div><div readability=”37″><p>Ridley’s supposed “contract” for “three projects” could also just mean she will make three voiceover appearances. This means Ridley could make as little as a voiceover cameo – much like Ewan McGregor did in The Rise of Skywalker as Obi-Wan Kenobi.</p><p>Alternatively, Ridley could be involved in three new mainline films.</p></div><div readability=”41.890322580645″><p>The fate of Episodes X, XI and XII are currently up in the air. All of the original trilogy characters have been killed off, and some of the sequel trilogy stars have moved on or been killed off as well – so who is left? Rey.</p><p>Rey taking hold of the next three movies would be an enormous expansion for the series, but until they are announced, fans will simply have to wait and see what happens.</p><p><em><strong>The Star Wars franchise is available to watch on <a data-link-tracking=”InArticle|Link” href=”https://www.express.co.uk/latest/disney” target=”_blank”>Disney</a> Plus now.</strong></em></p><p><a data-link-tracking=”InArticle|Link” href=”https://www.giantfreakinrobot.com/ent/exclusive-daisy-ridley-star-wars.html” target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow”>SOURCE</a></p></div> Tue, 15 Feb 2022 08:26:00 +0000 Callum Crumlish
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