Archive for the 'Irish' Category

New book reveals tragic Ernest Hemingway’s love for Kennedys

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EXCLUSIVE BY JULIAN BROUWER IN NEW YORK

TRAGIC literary genius Ernest Hemingway had to turn down a prestigious invitation to be a guest at the inauguration of President John F Kennedy – because he was locked in a secure mental hospital.

Hemingway was a huge fan of JFK’s beautiful wife Jackie and thought she and her husband would brighten up the turgid world of American politics. Continue reading ‘New book reveals tragic Ernest Hemingway’s love for Kennedys’

Angry mob protests outside Liam Neeson’s New York home

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BY LARRY MILK

Irish actor Liam Neeson’s luxury New York home has been picketed by animal rights activists outraged by his support for the city’s controversial horse-drawn carriage trade.

Neeson has been an outspoken opponent of plans by the city’s new mayor Bill De Blasio to remove the popular tourist attraction and replace the carriages with vintage cars. Continue reading ‘Angry mob protests outside Liam Neeson’s New York home’

Whitey Bulger to become a character in a new TV series

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Killer Bulger as he looks now

NOTORIOUS Irish mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger is to become a character in a new television series.

In August the gangster, who terrorised the people of Boston in the 1980s with his feared Irish “Winter Hill Gang”, was sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of 11 murders. Continue reading ‘Whitey Bulger to become a character in a new TV series’

Rob Lowe – I would have campaigned for President JFK

MOVIE star Rob Lowe wishes he could have gone on the political trail and campaigned for America’s first Irish Catholic President John F Kennedy.

The handsome actor, who stars as JFK in a new two hour US television drama called “The Killing of Kennedy”, said “I’m a registered Independent. I would have loved Jack Kennedy. I would have loved to have campaigned for him and supported him. Continue reading ‘Rob Lowe – I would have campaigned for President JFK’

Kennedy cousin still guilty insist original jurors in his murder trial

KENNEDY cousin Michael Skakel is still guilty, insist two members of the original jury that convicted him of murdering a teenage neighbour.

Jurors Christia Valentino and Laura Copeland are astonished at a Connecticut judge’s decision last week to order a new trial for Skakel. Continue reading ‘Kennedy cousin still guilty insist original jurors in his murder trial’

Fassbender tries to ignore Oscar buzz

MICHAEL Fassbender is trying not to listen to all the people who are tipping him for an Academy Award for his amazing performance in “12 Years a Slave.”

Two years ago the Irishman, who plays a slave owner in the film, was similarly predicted to win the Oscar for his role as a sex addict in “Shame”. Continue reading ‘Fassbender tries to ignore Oscar buzz’

McEnroe Senior – my son had to be a superbrat to win

THE Irish dad of tennis superstar John McEnroe says his volatile son had to be a superbrat to be successful.

John Patrick Senior – whose father was from Co. Cavan, and mother from Co. Westmeath – has been recalling his time as father of the world’s most controversial sportsman. Continue reading ‘McEnroe Senior – my son had to be a superbrat to win’


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