Emmy Rossum on her transformation in Angelyne

Emmy Rossum is unrecognizable in Peacock’s five-part limited series Angelyne, the star and executive producer’s four-years-in-the-making passion project. She transforms everything, from her voice to her appearance, to play the titular real-life character, who rose to popularity after several enigmatic billboards of her popped up in LA in the ’80s. Her real identity was largely … Read more

‘Every little thing in my life is precious’: Ken Watanabe on cancer, childhood and Hollywood cliches | Movies

There is something incongruous about seeing Ken Watanabe in a light-brown hoodie. He is synonymous with crisp tailored suits. It is like catching James Bond in jogging bottoms. “Hello!” he beams from a cozy corner of his living room, family photos lining a shelf, dark-mahogany cabinets behind him. “Good evening! Or good morning? ” he … Read more

Court considers whether US can seize a Russian yacht in Fiji

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) – At Lautoka harbor in the heart of Fiji’s sugar cane region, five US federal agents boarded the Russian-owned Amadea, a luxurious superyacht the length of a football field. “They want to take 20 crew and sail east!” the ship’s captain wrote in a frantic May 5 WhatsApp message to lawyer … Read more

White House working towards first presidential meeting with Saudi Arabia, which Biden had vowed to make a ‘pariah’

Biden administration officials are in talks with the Saudis about arranging a potential in-person meeting while the President is overseas next month, current and former US officials said. Saudi Arabia currently holds the presidency of the Gulf Cooperation Council, so any engagement between Biden and bin Salman, known as MBS, would likely coincide with a … Read more

Ukrainian troops surrendering at Mariupol registered as POWs

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – Hundreds more Ukrainian fighters who made their stand inside Mariupol’s bombed-out steel plant surrendered, bringing the total to over 1,700, Russia said Thursday, amid international fears about the fate of the prisoners in Moscow’s hands. The Red Cross worked to register the soldiers as prisoners of war in a step towards … Read more

Grotesque Interviews With Hideous ‘Men’

Men starts with the end of a relationship, and it’s a breakup with a body count. Harper Marlowe (Jessie Buckley), a 30-ish Londoner living in a stylish high-rise just across the Thames from the Shard, tells her husband, James (Paapa Essiedu), she wants a divorce, and she won’t take no for an answer. James threatens … Read more