Michael McIntyre has revealed he cut a joke about coronavirus from his new Netflix comedy special, which was recorded earlier this year.The comedian’s latest stand-up show – which is now available to watch on the streaming service – was filmed in front of a live audience in March just weeks before the UK went into lockdown.Speaking about the comedy special, titled Michael McIntyre: Showman in an interview on Jessie Ware’s Table Manners podcast, he said that he made the decision to take one gag about the pandemic out of his set. “I did a joke about [coronavirus],” Michael explained. “I introduced myself on stage when all the hand washing stuff was starting and I said, ‘Ladies and gentlemen, please put your hands together and wash them for 30 seconds as we welcome Michael McIntyre’.“I actually came on and said, ‘This could be the last time we get together in a crowd’. I said it as a joke! I should never have said that.”He then added that he “took all that stuff” out of the finished special, noting: “There are a few more jokes in the Netflix special which I’m hoping are still funny but it’s worried me slightly.”Michael previously revealed to Metro that he considered taking one anecdote out of the set, which saw him confusing disposable underwear for a face mask when he went for a massage in Hong Kong.“I have to be honest with you,” he said. “I’ve been worrying about it for months about whether that joke is still funny. I would wake my wife up in the middle of the night and go, ‘Is this thing funny?’.”“I had other jokes about it, and then now it’s commonplace and we’re all wearing these masks and it’s a completely reasonable mistake to make,” he added.Michael McIntyre: Showman is now streaming on Netflix. Listen to his interview in full on Jessie Ware’s Table Manners podcast.READ MORE:
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Daisy May Cooper has revealed she’s named her son after her co-star and friend Michael Sleggs, who died last year. The star of This Country revealed she’d given birth earlier this month on Instagram, writing: “The bubba has landed and he’s absolutely perfect.”Recently, she says, fans have been asking what her son’s name is. “We have named him Jack Michael Weston,” she wrote on Friday.“The middle name Michael after our dear friend Michael Sleggs who we lost last year. May the spirit of sluggs live on!” View this post on InstagramA post shared by daisy may cooper (@daisymaycooper) on Sep 11, 2020 at 2:49am PDTSleggs was a fellow star of This Country, who died, aged 33, in July 2019. The actor had previously revealed on Facebook that he’d been placed on palliative care due to heart failure and only had a short time to live.Cooper paid tribute to her former co-star earlier this year in lockdown, after Michael’s family sent her a copy of his book that included all of the funny Photoshops he had made.“My god, he really was a genius, such a funny guy and the first one to laugh at himself,” she wrote. “Michael spent a lot of his childhood receiving treatments at St Ormond’s hospital, which is where a percentage of the proceeds of this book will go to.”This Country follows two cousins living in a quiet Cotswolds village. It first aired in 2017 on BBC Three. Related...
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Anyone in need of some on-screen escapism can breathe a sigh of relief, as Channel 4 has confirmed we’re less than two weeks away from a brand new series of Great British Bake Off.Initially, because of the effect of the coronavirus pandemic on the TV industry, fans were concerned that we may not get a series of Bake Off in 2020, but it was later revealed that bosses had managed to film a whole new run “in secret” over the summer.It’s now been confirmed there’s not long at all to wait until the new episodes hit our screens, with the show set to return on Tuesday 22 September at 8pm.The news was confirmed in a tweet on the official Bake Off Twitter account, alongside a photo of the show’s freshly-updated team, including new addition Matt Lucas.Put a little love in your tart. Join us on Tuesday 22nd September for the return of The Great British Bake Off! #GBBOpic.twitter.com/q5k4kjrTZt— British Bake Off (@BritishBakeOff) September 9, 2020Matt is taking over as Noel Fielding’s co-host from Sandi Toksvig, who stepped down from Bake Off earlier this year.Also returning to the tent are Prue Leith and Bake Off’s longest-serving star, Paul Hollywood. Channel 4’s deputy director of programmes and head of popular factual, Kelly Webb-Lamb, recently teased what was in store for the new series, insisting it was important to the team that Bake Off feel as “normal” as possible.“I certainly felt that working to ensure we could get Bake Off back on the screen was such an important thing for us as a channel,” she explained. “[And] such an important thing for the audience and Love Productions [who make Bake Off] were just full of ingenuity and determination to get it to happen.”It was previously revealed all contestants, cast, crew and members of the production team had been forced to staying together in a “bubble” at a hotel for the duration of the six-week shoot.READ MORE:
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Great British Bake Off fans should not be able to tell the new series was produced in the middle of a global pandemic, according to a top Channel 4 boss. Producers went to extraordinary lengths to make the 11th run of the hit baking competition, as they navigated Covid regulations that proved to be logistically challenging. Kelly Webb-Lamb, deputy director of programmes and head of popular factual for Channel 4, has detailed the “enormous feat” of getting the show into production, but assured viewers: “What you will see looks like normal Bake Off.”Speaking at the virtual Edinburgh TV Festival, she said: “I think we all felt, I certainly felt that working to ensure we could get Bake Off back on the screen was such an important thing for us as a channel, such an important thing for the audience and Love Productions (who make Bake Off) were just full of ingenuity and determination to get it to happen.”It was previously revealed all contestants, cast, crew and members of the production team had been forced to staying together in a “bubble” at a hotel for the duration of the six-week shoot. Detailing some of the extraordinary lengths the team went to in order to ensure everyone’s safety, Kelly continued: “The car you’re driving to set also has to be quarantined, nobody can have been in it for the time of quarantine and then everything that comes on to set has to be properly disinfected to protect everybody on set and the production.“That then means that set is Covid-secure and that enables a little bit more flexibility so in the tent what you will see looks like normal Bake Off because it it is normal Bake Off and we’ve been able to do that.“That does mean the talent and cast and crew lived in that bubble for the duration of production which is obviously different to how we would normally make Bake Off.“I think that on screen it will feel like Bake Off, in the way they were living it was different but it was an incredible feat from Love (Productions, which makes it) to pull that off,” she added. Filming was originally due to take place in the spring in order for the show to begin airing this month. Production eventually began in “deep secret” in July, with filming wrapping last week. The upcoming series will feature Matt Lucas’ debut as Sandi Toksvig’s replacement, as he joins co-host Noel Fielding and judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith in the tent. READ MORE:
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Denise Van Outen has said she had “no idea” she had coronavirus, after an antibodies test returned a positive result. The TV personality revealed she had undergone a test to see whether she had contracted Covid-19 and was surprised when she it confirmed antibodies were present in her blood. Denise shared her experience of getting tested on her Instagram Story, revealing she’d decided to get a test after a friend did. “Doesn’t hurt, just a little prick,” she captioned a video of a medic taking a small amount of blood from her fingertip. “Turns out I’ve had Covid-19 and I had no idea,” the Celebrity Gogglebox star said. “I’m negative now but possibly had it a few months back.”A positive antibody test indicates that a person was likely infected with the virus that causes Covid-19. However, there has been concerns about how accurate some antibody tests are. Actor Idris Elba previously revealed he had presented no symptoms of coronavirus when a normal test for the virus returned a positive result in March. While asymptomatic, the Luther star later spoke of the impact his diagnosis had on his mental health, telling Radio Times. “Mentally, it hit me very bad, because a lot was unknown about it.“I felt very compelled to speak about it, just because it was such an unknown.“So the mental impact of that on both myself and my wife was pretty traumatic.”READ MORE:
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BBC newsreader George Alagiah has told of how he has “learnt to live with the uncertainty” during his fight against cancer. The 64-year-old was first diagnosed with an advanced form of bowel cancer that spread to his liver in 2014, but the disease returned in 2018 and has since spread to his lungs. George is now undergoing intensive rounds of chemotherapy, which leaves him having a “shit week” of feeling “totally wiped out”. However, he has told The Times (£) that he no longer worries about his illness. “Just after the first diagnosis it was easy to get overwhelmed by dark thoughts in the early hours, but I’ve learnt to live with the uncertainty,” he said in a first-person piece for the paper. “Do I worry? No point. Every night I lie in bed and ask myself, are you going to be around tomorrow? Yes, I am.“That’s a nice thought to have as I’m falling asleep.”George previously revealed how “doctors have never used the word ‘chronic’ or ‘cure’” about his cancer. In another interview with The Times after he was told the cancer had spread to his lungs, he said: “They’ve never used the word ‘terminal’ either. I’ve always said to my oncologist, ‘Tell me when I need to sort my affairs out’, and he’s not told me that.”News his cancer had spread came shortly after George had tested positive for Covid-19 in March.Reflecting on his experience with the virus in his recent Times piece, George said originally doctors had thought his symptoms were a side effect of his cancer drugs. He said: “The fact that I’m being treated for cancer means that I should have been shielding, but I also contracted Covid and beat it, so I’ve been able to carry on working in between my chemo sessions.“The Covid was picked up by my cancer doctors and was so mild that we thought it was one of the usual fevers that you get when you’re on immunosuppressive drugs. It seems strange to say this, but I sort of ignored it.”READ MORE:
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A Swiss developer has pulled source code from 50 high-profile companies, including Microsoft and Nintendo, and published it in a public online repository on GitLab.
The leak of mounds of original code behind Nintendo's classic games has specifically been dubbed "Gigaleak" online.
According to a report from tech site Bleeping Computer, the developer was able to collect the code thanks to misconfigured tools used by the companies that leave proprietary information exposed, and some firms may not even be aware of the massive leak yet.
Published source code gives people an inside look at certain company products, but it can also provide cyber attackers and bad actors an easier route for collecting confidential company information.
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Internal software source code from more than 50 high-profile companies across tech, finance, retail, and other sectors has been leaked online.
Originally reported by the tech site Bleeping Computer, a Swiss developer named Tillie Kottmann was able to pull source code from the likes of Microsoft, Nintendo, Disney, Motorola, and others because of insecure DevOps applications that leave proprietary company information exposed. Kottmann posted the code on the online repository manager GitLab, which anyone can access, tagged under "exconfidential" and "Confidential & Proprietary." The developer posted a link to the online repository on their Twitter account.
The leaked Nintendo code especially gained attention from the gaming world — it gives an inside look at the source code behind some of the company's most classic games, as Polygon reports. The leaked Nintendo code has been dubbed the "GigaLeak" online.
Making the source code available for public viewing could allow cyber attackers to more easily scrounge for confidential company information, as security specialist Jake Moore told tech blog Tom's Guide.
"Losing control of the source code on the internet is like handing the blueprints of a bank to robbers," Moore told the site.
According to Bleeping Computer, Kottmann is responsive to requests from the companies to take down their source code. A leak that had previously revealed code from Daimler, the parent company to Mercedez-Benz, is no longer listed in the online repository. But some firms, according to the report, may not even notice that their source code has been published online. And even when they are made aware, they may not care — developers at one company simply wanted to know how Kottmann was able to pull the code collection off, per the report, and said to have "a lot of fun."
Kottmann told Bleeping Computer that they attempt to remove hardcoded credentials, which are embedded credentials generally used to create backdoors, from the companies' source code before publishing it to avoid an even more robust security breach.
"I try to do my best to prevent any major things resulting directly from my releases," the developer told the outlet.
Kottmann's Twitter account bio in part reads "probably leaking your source code right now." The account's pinned tweet is a crowdsourcing post asking for "any confidentiality, documents, binaries or source code, which you think should be made available to the public..."
Read the full report on Bleeping Computer here.SEE ALSO: Some Garmin services are still offline several days after a giant cyber attack shut them down, the company said
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Harvey Weinstein believes he will ultimately be forgiven by Hollywood, Piers Morgan has stated.Harvey Weinstein believes he will at some point be forgiven by Hollywood, Piers Morgan has said.Speaking to NME by means of his spokesperson, Weinstein mentioned: "I have immense respect for Piers Morgan and appreciate him.Piers Morgan has produced some startling revelations in a new interview about disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.Last year, in November, an NYPD official reported that the police authorities have been building a rape case against Weinstein on the basis of substantial credible and detailed” evidence received from actress Paz de La Huerta and 4 other females, including the proof brought in by Lucia Evans, who alleged that the movie producer forcer her to perform oral sex on him in the year 2004.I have immense respect for Piers Morgan and appreciate him”, Weinstein told NME through a spokesperson.Piers Morgan interviewed the US President on Good Morning Britain today.https://madridescortmodels.com/madrid-escorts/kiki For the duration of the interview, which took location over the phone even though Weinstein was receiving treatment for sex addiction in Arizona, Weinstein claimed he would make a comeback.Convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein will get particular remedy in custody — since officials fear an additional Epstein incident,” sources told The Post.
Sony is preparing to launch the much-awaited Spider-Man sequel with the name of Spider-Man 2 along with the launching of PlayStation5.The company is going to launch PS5 this upcoming February, as it previously revealed as PS4 in February 2013.Source:-https://mtpmcafee.com/blog/spider-man-2-and-ps5-revealing-next-month/The game was developed and introduced by Insomniac Games, which studio is just behind Ratchet and Clank to provide the name to one gaming franchise.This task held for some year, and it is ready to reveal that requested one next month this year.Some are expecting that the role of the frightening Venom might depart some of the scenes of the game.The Head and VP of the Creative Bill Rosemann are performing alongside studio and related to the matter on his engagements with the “Marvel’s Avengers” of Square Enix.Peoples and gamers on the popular social conversational platform Reddit predict that Venom will appear in the upcoming sequel as a villain as the prediction is never a complicated task.The gamers are also expecting that the schematic of Green Goblin can be seen inside Norman’s secret lab.Gamers are expecting the father-son duo revenge on Peter Parker in the coming days on PlayStation 5 console as Spider-Man 2 will present Green Goblin and Venom as a similar character.Several gamers are expecting that Sony will provide the greatest caliber related to its gaming PS5 title to have some time in the future up to 2021.
for Tesla, the upcoming plant in Europe, it is outside of the united states, will be built close to the German capital city of Berlin, germany.It has elbilstillverkarens's ceo, Elon Musk.He has previously revealed that the company's fourth gigafabrik” should be located somewhere in Europe, with a view to the start of production by 2021.the Teacher is saying in the context of an award ceremony in Germany, the factory is to be built in close proximity to Berlin's new international airport.this is The first plant outside of the U.S., in China and the recent taiwan Election, that the production will soon start.
As this year’s heavyweight rugged model of Ulefone, today, Ulefone Armor 7 with 48MP triple camera and Helio P90 SoC finally launched to the market and started presales on Banggood with the price of $369.99.We know that most of you are already eager to know the details, but first, let’s enjoy the official promotion video of Armor 7 before we check the entire specs.As previously revealed, Armor 7 is equipped with a triple camera system which includes a 48MP main camera, a 16MP night photography camera and a 8MP telephoto camera.The 48MP ultra clarity camera delivers super high resolution, and together with improved AI algorithms as well as F/1.7 aperture, your photos are more detailed and vivid as if all the objects came into life.The 16MP night photography camera along with F/2.0 aperture, enough to capture the splendor hidden in the night, takes the night mode experience to another level.And the 8MP telephoto camera helps to capture the distant landscape without compromising on the image quality.
The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X is the name of one of AMD’s incoming 3rd-gen chips, and it’s a 24-core processor, at least according to an Ashes of the Singularity benchmark which mentions the CPU.This was spotted by the prolific leaker TUM_APISAK, who spotted the processor clearly labelled in the benchmark and tweeted it without any further comment.AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X 24-Core Processor pic.twitter.com/rabZR5chduOctober 17, 2019So it would seem that the 3960X is the name of the incoming 24-core (48-thread) CPU which is to be the initial top-dog offering of Ryzen Threadripper 3rd-gen set to debut in November as previously revealed by AMD.Looking at the current-gen Threadripper chips, it’s the 2970X which is the 24-core model – compared to the ‘60X’ with the next-gen products.Which would seem to suggest that Ryzen Threadripper 3rd-gen will step up the core counts through the range.
Google Stadia — the cloud-based game-streaming service — promises to deliver console and PC quality to players regardless of the device they use, no matter if it’s a Pixel phone, tablet, or laptop.Now, thanks to today’s Made By Google 2019 event, we know when you’ll be able to try it out for yourself: Google Stadia will officially launch on November 19.This announcement came alongside the Pixel 4, Pixel Buds 2, and the Nest Home Mini.As previously revealed by Google, the only way you’ll be able to play Google Stadia at launch is with the Founder’s Edition, which comes with a controller, three months of the Stadia Pro subscription service, and a Chromecast Ultra for playing on a television.At launch, the only phones supported will be the Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL and newer.The official Stadia controller was designed for those with both large and small hands, and its engineers revealed during the Made by Google event that the shape of its grip was originally based on a knife handle.
Last month, Epic announced that it was bringing a new matchmaking system to Fortnite starting with its 10.40 update.As well, the company plans to introduce bots into the game starting with its Season 11, two major changes that — if everything goes according to plan — will result in players getting put into matches with other players (and bots) of a similar skill level.Reactions to the news have been mixed, so Epic is back with some clarification about how these two things will work.The new Fortnite matchmaking system has arrived in the Solo mode in ‘select regions,’ according to Epic, which plans to introduce the same system in Duos starting later on this week.The update will put players into matches with other players of a similar skill level — Epic clarifies that this system will take things like control inputs and different platforms into consideration when grouping players.In addition, Epic previously revealed intentions to add bots to the game starting in Season 11.