Body is a song by American rapper and singer Dreezy, released on January 23, 2016 as the lead single from her debut studio album No Hard Feelings. The song features American singer Jeremih and was produced by BloodPop. The song contains a mixture of hip hop and R&B elements, with metaphors of violence while sex is being described in the lyrics; Dreezy uses the idiom “catch a body”, a slang phrase meaning to murder, but instead referring to finding company and attraction. Jeremih also adds a few analogies of guns. Body peaked at #62 on the Hot 100 and #20 on the R&B chart. This was Dreezy’s only entry on both charts.
Gosford Park is a 2001 satirical black comedy mystery film directed by Robert Altman and written by Julian Fellowes. It was influenced by Jean Renoir’s French classic, La Règle du jeu (The Rules of the Game).
The film stars an ensemble cast, which includes Eileen Atkins, Bob Balaban, Alan Bates, Charles Dance, Stephen Fry, Michael Gambon, Richard E. Grant, Derek Jacobi, Kelly Macdonald, Helen Mirren, Jeremy Northam, Clive Owen, Ryan Phillippe, Maggie Smith, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Emily Watson. The story follows a party of wealthy Britons plus an American producer, and their servants, who gather for a shooting weekend at Gosford Park, an English country house. A murder occurs after a dinner party, and the film goes on to present the subsequent investigation from the servants’ and guests’ perspectives.
Development on Gosford Park began in 1999, when Bob Balaban asked Altman if they could develop a film together. Balaban suggested an Agatha Christie-style whodunit and introduced Altman to Julian Fellowes, with whom Balaban had been working on a different project. The film went into production in March 2001, and began filming at Shepperton Studios with a production budget of $19.8 million. Gosford Park premiered on November 7, 2001 at the London Film Festival. It received a limited release across cinemas in the United States in December 2001, before being widely released in January 2002 by USA Films. It was released in February 2002 in the United Kingdom.
The film was successful at the box office, grossing over $87 million in cinemas worldwide, making it Altman’s second-most successful film after MASH. Widely acclaimed by critics, Gosford Park was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director for Altman and Best Supporting Actress for both Mirren and Smith, and won Best Original Screenplay for Fellowes; it was also nominated for nine British Academy Film Awards.
The TV series Downton Abbey – written and created by Fellowes – was originally planned as a spin-off of Gosford Park, but instead was developed as a standalone property inspired by the film, and set earlier in the 20th century (from 1912 to the mid-1920s).[
Crazy for You is the debut studio album by American indie rock duo Best Coast, released July 27, 2010 on Mexican Summer. The album was recorded by singer-songwriter Bethany Cosentino and her musical partner Bobb Bruno. It was produced, engineered, and mixed by Lewis Pesacov of Fool’s Gold and Foreign Born. The album was released after a series of EPs that brought the band to underground notoriety with songs such as The Sun Was High (So Was I) and When I’m with You, the latter being included in this release as a bonus track. The album artwork was created by David Rager and includes Bethany’s cat Snacks, alongside many references to the state of California. The lyrics deal mostly with romance and relationships, with Cosentino describing them to Pitchfork Media as “about weed and my cat and being lazy a lot.” The album was made available for streaming on July 12 at Urban Outfitters. Crazy for You was well received by music critics. The album entered the Billboard 200 at number 36 with 10,000 units sold and also debuted at No. 10 on Digital Albums. It has sold 108,000 copies in U.S.
The Jack-in-the-Box offers continual delight. Known since the 16th century, and appearing as a Punch box (minus sidekick Judy), an admiral on a stick, and a Johnny jump-up, sometimes the jack figure was more horrible than humorous. Later, cuter examples show a growing kindliness toward children. Children still ask parents to crank the toy over and over without tiring of the joke. “Do it again!” They get help to reload it, deferring the jolt and the gratification. “Wait for it,” and crank it yet again, to hum along, to learn a peek-a-boo skill, and to appreciate cause-and-effect every time the jester pops up. Manufacturers first produced the box in wood, then printed cardboard, and most familiarly in lithographed tin in the 20th century. Jack-in-the-boxes initially featured the familiar clown in papier-mâché, then bisque, then celluloid, then plastic. The Jack-in-the-Box was inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame in 2005.
A waist bag, or fanny pack (U.S.), belt bag, moon bag, belly bag (American English), or bumbag (British English) is a small fabric pouch worn like a belt around the waist by use of a strap above the hips that is secured usually with some sort of buckle. The straps sometimes have tri-glide slides, making them adjustable in order to fit properly. It can be considered as a purse worn around the waist. Although traditionally the bag was worn with the pouch at the front, the separate American and British names derive from the fact that they are often worn with the pouch above the buttocks, for which “fanny” and “bum” are respective slang terms in each country. The British and Irish usage of “fanny” is vulgar slang for the vulva, so the name “fanny pack” is rarely used in those countries, or in Australia.
Historically, the bag was positioned in front of the body, so people could protect themselves from bandits. Bags attached to belts have been in use since antiquity in many cultures. One origin was the Native American buffalo pouch which was used instead of sewing pockets into clothing. Buffalo pouches may also be worn on the wrist or carried on the front of the chest via a neck strap or lanyard. Ötzi had a belt pouch 5000 years ago. The European medieval belt pouch is another antecedent which was superseded as clothing came to have pockets. The Scottish sporran is a similar belted pouch that survived because of the impracticality of pockets in a kilt. The modern version made from synthetic materials came into use in the 1980s and they were especially in vogue in the 1990s, but gradually their use fell into decline in the 2000s.
In 2012, calling them “belted satchels” or “hands-free bags,” several designer labels sought to bring the accessory back by offering stylish and expensive designs selling for as much as $1995. In July 2018, The Boston Globe reported that fanny packs are back in vogue with new packs introduced by fashion designers Gucci, Prada, and Louis Vuitton. This time around, the packs can be worn around the waist or worn cross-body. Vogue magazine reported on the trend by writing “Alas, due to our odd fascination with ugly throwback clothing, the fanny pack has been vindicated.”
In other cultures, they are known as banana bags (in France) and kidney bags (in Spain), while in Italy it is called the marsupio, from the marsupium. In Costa Rica, this kind of bag is called a Skippy or canguru, from the TV series Skippy the Kangaroo. Variations include the wristpack, which is essentially a fanny pack for the wrist.
Jealous Heart is a classic country western song written by American country music singer-songwriter Jenny Lou Carson. In the mid 1940s it spent nearly six months on the Country & Western charts. It was subsequently recorded by several pop singers. The first recording of Jealous Heart was made in 1944 by its composer Jenny Lou Carson. In 1945, country singer Tex Ritter recorded the song and spent 23 weeks on the Country & Western chart peaking at #2.
The song had its first impact in the pop music field via a recording by Al Morgan, a Chicago-based vocalist/pianist whose version of Jealous Heart was released September 1949, spending for six months on the Hit Parade chart and ten weeks within the Top 5. (This Al Morgan is not to be confused with the bassist of the same name.)
Also in 1949 Ivory Joe Hunter had an R&B hit with Jealous Heart. Hunter’s version reached #2 that December.
Sonny Bono is known for a variety of things. In the 1960s, he and his wife at the time, Cher, became superstars with their show aptly called, The Sonny and Cher Show, and mega-hit songs like, I Got You Babe. He was also the mayor of Palm Springs, California from 1988 to 1992 and a United States Congressman from 1995 up until 1998. Bono was one of those rare cases of celebrity that had a substantial career outside of entertainment once he stepped out of the spotlight, and the only reason he left politics at the end of the 1990s was, well, because he met his horrifying freak demise.
Bono’s mother called him “Sono” as a term of endearment, which evolved over time into “Sonny.” Bono decided early in life to become part of the music business, and began writing songs as a teenager. Bono was married four times. His first marriage was to Donna Rankin from November 3, 1954 until their divorce in 1962. They had a daughter Christine in 1958. In 1964, he married Cher. They divorced in 1975. They also had a daughter Chastity in 1969. In 1981, he married actress Susie Coelho, divorcing in 1984. In 1986, he married Mary Whitaker. They had a son Chesare in 1988 and a daughter Chianna in 1991. Bono and Whitaker were still married at the time of his death. Bono was the godfather of Red Hot Chili Peppers’ frontman Anthony Kiedis.
Bono died on January 5, 1998, of injuries incurred when he hit a tree while skiing at Heavenly Mountain Resort in South Lake Tahoe, California. After Bono’s death, Mary Bono said that Sonny had been addicted to prescription drugs (mainly Vicodin and Valium) and that she believed her husband’s drug use caused the accident. No drugs or alcohol were found in his body. Mary Bono was elected to fill the remainder of her husband’s congressional term. She was elected in her own right seven subsequent times before being defeated in the election of 2012.
In postwar rural England, Hilary Mantel grew up convinced that the most improbable of accomplishments, including “chivalry, horsemanship, and swordplay,” were within her grasp. Once married, however, she acquired a persistent pain that led to destructive drugs and patronizing psychiatry, ending in an ineffective but irrevocable surgery. There would be no children; in herself she found instead one novel, and then another. Giving Up the Ghost won Mantel a MIND “Book of the Year” award.
The caramel slice is composed of a rich and crunchy shortbread base topped with a soft caramel layer and a milk chocolate coating. The Australian caramel slice therefore has its origin in Scotland where it is called millionaire’s shortbread. It’s also called caramel shortbread, caramel shortcake, caramel squares, or millionaire’s slice. In Australia, the earliest known recipes and references can be found in Australian magazines and cookbooks of the 1970s, notably in The Australian Women’s Weekly where it is known as caramel slice. The other name, millionaire’s shortbread therefore seems to come from Scotland. This pastry has become very popular outside of Australia and Great Britain.
8 Out of 10 Cats is a British comedy panel show currently airing on E4. It was first broadcast on Channel 4 on June 3, 2005. The show is hosted by Jimmy Carr and the current team captains are Rob Beckett and Katherine Ryan. The show is based on statistics and opinion polls and draws on polls produced by a variety of organizations and new polls commissioned for the program, carried out by Harris Poll. The title is derived from an old popular misquoting of a well-known advertising tagline for Whiskas cat food, which claimed that “8 out of 10 owners (later adverts adding “who expressed a preference”) said their cats prefer it.” New and past episodes air across the Channel 4 network of channels, with past episodes also repeated on Dave and Comedy Central. 8 Out of 10 Cats has run for 22 seasons and aired over 232 episodes.
The show features two teams consisting of a regular team captain and two celebrity guests each. Sean Lock appeared as the first team captain from series 1 to 18. He was replaced by Rob Beckett at the beginning of series 19. The opposing captain was originally Dave Spikey, who left after series 4 and was replaced by Jason Manford. Manford departed following series 10 and was replaced by Jon Richardson for series 11 to 18. From series 19 to 20, the opposing captain was Aisling Bea. In series 21, the opposing team had a rotating guest captain. Katherine Ryan joined as the opposing team captain in series 22.
The original format was filmed the day before broadcast with a live studio audience at BBC Television Centre. The captains are joined by two celebrities and occasionally a guest captain would substitute. Often, topical celebrities appear on the show. The format was changed for the move from Channel 4 onto More 4 and E4. Shows are now recorded back to back and no longer cover topical issues. The two team captains were replaced, but Jimmy Carr still hosts. Filming is currently at Pinewood Studios with a live studio audience.
The current rounds featured on 8 Out of 10 Cats are:
“What Are You Talking About?” – The polling organization asked the public what they were talking about during the week. The teams have to try to guess the top three. “Pick of the Polls” – The teams are given four pictures to pick from and are given a poll based on that picture. “Believe It or Not” – The teams are given a statistic and try to guess whether it is true or false. “And the Winner Is…” – The teams are given a question from a poll and then they try to guess what came on top of that poll. “The Poll with a Hole” – each team is given a statistic but it is missing one piece of salient information. The teams have to guess what that piece of information is.
Until series 8, there were four rounds during the game, however, it has since been reduced to three. The points often do not add up correctly, as the show has to be edited to fit its 26-minute slot. From series 9, there is a longer version of the show called 8 Out of 10 Cats Uncut, broadcast a few days later.