- PoliticsThe Telegraph
Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani caught in compromising position with young actress in Borat film 'gotcha'
Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump’s personal lawyer and former New York mayor, has been caught in a compromising situation with a young actress while unsuspectingly being filmed for the latest Borat film. Mr Giuliani was invited to a hotel in Manhattan in July by a member of comedian and director Sacha Baron Cohen’s team posing as a Russian reporter who said she wanted to talk about the president’s coronavirus handling. The journalist, played by Bulgarian actress Maria Bakalova, 24, starts off by discussing the virus and where it might have started with Mr Giuliani, 76. “Not with a bat,” Mr Giuliani says. “Have you ever eaten a bat?” he asks the reporter, who gets him to agree to try one. She tells him she is nervous, to which he replies: “I’ll relax you, you want me to ask you a question?” After they stop filming, she then invites the two-term mayor into the bedroom next door for a drink.
- EntertainmentThe Telegraph
Veteran journalist Martin Bashir is "seriously unwell" with coronavirus-related complications, the BBC has said. The 57-year-old, best known for his 1995 interview with Diana, Princess of Wales, currently works as the BBC News religion editor. A spokeswoman for the BBC said: "We are sorry to say that Martin is seriously unwell with Covid-19 related complications. "Everyone at the BBC is wishing him a full recovery. "We'd ask that his privacy, and that of his family, is respected at this time." Bashir began working as a journalist in 1986 but made headlines around the world in 1995 for his BBC interview with Diana, Princess of Wales for Panorama. That interview has seen renewed interest in the lead up to a new Channel 4 film, which examines the circumstances behind their meeting, airing on Wednesday night. Bashir's other high-profile interviews have included the suspects in the Stephen Lawrence murder case, entertainer Michael Barrymore, Jeffrey Archer and Major Charles Ingram, dubbed "the coughing major". In 2003, he conducted a series of interviews with pop singer Michael Jackson for the controversial ITV documentary Living With Michael Jackson. He later moved to the US where he co-anchored the current affairs show Nightline on ABC before moving to MSNBC, where he served as a political commentator until 2013. He subsequently returned to the BBC as the broadcaster's religion editor. October 2019 saw him compete in the celebrity spin-off of X Factor.
- HealthSky News
Coronavirus: COVID-19 will exist 'for evermore' and second wave could kill tens of thousands - SAGE scientist
Coronavirus will be around for "evermore" and is unlikely to be eradicated, a scientist advising the government on the pandemic has said. Professor John Edmunds, a member of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE), also said the UK can expect tens of thousands of deaths from the second wave of coronavirus in what is a "bleak" situation. Britain, like other countries in Europe, is currently in the grip of a resurgence in COVID-19 infections, with much of the country under local restrictions and more than 21,000 daily cases reported on Tuesday.