Love Island star Natalia Zoppa reveals the £4 concealer she uses to get flawless skin

She may not have found love in the sun, but Natalia Zoppa quickly caught the eyes of Love Island viewers thanks to her flawless makeup looks and luscious locks. So it’s no surprise the Casa Amor beauty has racked up almost 170,000 Instagram followers since she rose to fame.

And recently, the gorgeous law student has been using her Instagram to share some of her favourite beauty products – which includes the L.A. Girl PRO Conceal HD High Definition Concealer, £4 here.

  • Inclusive and ‘flaw embracing’ bargain skin range at ASOS sells one product every seven minutes

“If you’re looking for an affordable concealer, this is really good,” she said in a recent clip on her Instagram Stories.

“How good is that? I use the shades Light Ivory and Creamy Beige.”

We can see why she likes it. The L.A. Girl Concealer comes in an impressive 43 different shades – including colour correcting tones, which are great for hiding discolouration and imperfections on the skin.

  • This £6 serum hailed an acne saviour after amazing TikTok transformation

The star mixes her shades and uses Light Ivory under her eyes for instant brightness, and Creamy Beige to disguise any blemishes on the rest of her skin.

But it’s not just Natalia who has been raving about this product. Since it launched, the bargain concealer has drawn a lot of attention from beauty YouTubers – with many claiming the £4 product is an exact dupe of the MAC Pro Longwear Concealer, £19.50 here.

Which means you’d be saving over £15 by swapping to the drugstore dupe.

When testing the comparison between the two, YouTuber Makeup By Cheryl states: “For the majority of the day, I honestly couldn’t see a difference between the L.A. Girl and the MAC Pro Longwear.

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“I definitely think it’s a great alternative, especially if you’re on a budget.”

It seems that this product is definitely a cult favourite, and with such a reasonable price tag, we won’t feel so guilty adding a few of these to our shopping basket.

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Bullies branded man Batman villain and 'burns victim' because he has birth mark

Bullies likened a knife maker to a disfigured Batman villain and a burns victim because he has a birth mark and is missing one of his eyes. James Shelby, 31, has bright red port wine stain birthmarks that cover at least 30% of his body and have to him being teased by cruel bullies because of the way he looks.

James, from Gladstone, Oregon, was born with Sturge Weber Syndrome, a neurological disorder caused by a mutated gene. It means James not only has a huge birthmark across half of his face, he also has the purple patches on his left leg, arm, back and torso.

Dad-of-one James, also only has only one eye after he lost his left eye during a BB gun by accident with a friend, at the aged five, leaving him with a distinctive appearance.

James said: ‘The biggest issue I’ve had to face is being picked on all the time.

‘I have been called things like Two-Face, he’s the bad guy out of Batman, and I’ve also been called pizza face in the past. Nowadays I get asked if I’ve been burned or if I’ve had acid thrown over me.

‘It was at its worst during elementary and high school and I had to go to counseling for anger issues. I never used to lash out at everyone, I just used to bottle it all up and it did affect me mentally.

‘I held all of my feelings in and it did make me feel incredibly self-conscious.

‘I wear my birthmarks with pride and walk down the street with confidence, but I have had to live with knowing I get pointed at or stared at a lot of the time.’

Former paramedic, James, developed Sturge Weber syndrome before birth. The condition is found in around one in every 50,000 newborns. Babies affected are born with a distinctive purple birth mark on their head and face, which is often referred to as a port wine stain.

James also has just one eye after his left eye was badly injured during a BB gun accident with a friend. Aged five, James lost vision in his left eye completely following the freak event.

After losing his left eye, James was left with a half white, half purple face, an appearance classroom bullies likened to that of Batman supervillain, Two-Face. The Marvel comic book character also has just one eye and a half white, half purple face.

‘I’ve pretty much been made fun of throughout my whole life’, said James.

‘The bullying was worst when I was at school but even today I do still get picked. Most people tend to stare at me and I get little kids ask what’s wrong with my face.

‘I used to get very paranoid about walking down the street but after I left high school I learned to accept how I looked.

‘I have realized I need to ignore people more and more often, so it doesn’t bother me as much as it used to. I’ve always tried to avoid conflict where ever possible so I do tend to bottle my feelings up.

‘When someone says something I just explain why I look like I do, rather than get angry.’

James, who had a three-year-old daughter called Harley, said the port wine stains cover around 30% of the skin on his body and stretch from head to toe. The whole left side of his face is completely purple, and he also has patches of purple skin on his leg, arm, back and torso.

James did try to reduce the severity of the birthmarks in 2012, with five course of laser treatment. But James said the painful treatment did not give him the results he wanted so he stopped it altogether. Like everyone else diagnosed with Sturge Weber syndrome, James’s birth marks will grow darker as he gets older.

The condition hasn’t stopped James from living a normal life, he said but believes more should be done to increase awareness among the general public and encourage ‘acceptance’ for people with facial differences.

James added: ‘I have had to live my life knowing that people do look at me or point at me. I have to overcome these things every day of my life.

‘If people were better educated and children taught that not everyone looks the same then I think that would help stop being from being bullied like I have in the future.

‘I am singled out a lot as the odd one out but I don’t tend to think about it until someone points it out.

‘I find myself explaining to people why I am different a lot of the time. I am a confident person but that does have an effect.’

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Palace Responds to ‘False’ Report About Duchess Kate Feeling ‘Trapped’

Kensington Palace issued a rare statement to shoot down a report about Duchess Kate’s state of mind after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s exit from the British royal family.

“This story contains a swathe of inaccuracies and false misrepresentations which were not put to Kensington Palace prior to publication,” a palace spokesperson said in a statement to Us Weekly on Wednesday, May 27, in response to Tatler’s July/August 2020 cover story on the Duchess of Cambridge.

The British magazine, however, insisted that its team had given the royals a heads-up about its article.

“Tatler’s editor in chief, Richard Dennen, stands behind the reporting of Anna Pasternak and her sources,” the publication’s spokesperson said in a statement to Us. “Kensington Palace knew we were running the ‘Catherine the Great’ cover months ago and we asked them to work together on it. The fact they are denying they ever knew is categorically false.”

While much of the cover story is positive, calling Kate a “kingmaker” and “one of the most influential women in the world,” it also includes several unfounded claims regarding her personal life. The article alleges that Kate, 38, is “furious” about having a “larger workload” without Harry, 35, and Meghan, 38, around to help, and also claims that the duchess “feels exhausted and trapped.”

Kate and her husband, Prince William, have been busy in recent months while homeschooling their children, Prince George, 6, Princess Charlotte, 5, and Prince Louis, 2, amid the COVID-19 pandemic on top of carrying out royal duties. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, meanwhile, have largely stayed out of the public eye since moving to Los Angeles in March with their 12-month-old son, Archie, after stepping back from their senior roles within the family.

Although Kate’s schedule may seem busier than ever as of late, her responsibilities will only help her transition into her future role as queen consort. A source told Us exclusively in April 2019 that Queen Elizabeth II has “really taken Kate under her wing” in recent years, adding, “The two of them will often spend hours discussing royal life and the future of the monarchy.”

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Rise and fall of the Army's incredible off-road trackless land trains

Rise and fall of the Army’s incredible off-road trackless land trains that were used to build early-warning radar stations in the Arctic

  • US Army commissioned several versions of the massive land trains for use in the Arctic in the 1950s
  • Longest stretched more than 570 feet, making them the longest off-road vehicles ever built
  • Land trains were abandoned in the 1960s when heavy-lift helicopters made them obsolete

The odd history of the U.S. Army’s massive off-road land trains has been revealed, shining a light on the massive Cold War relics. 

In the 1950s, the Army commissioned a series of increasingly advanced over-land trains that could haul equipment though the wilderness to build remote early-warning radar stations, as detailed this week by The Drive.

The Distant Early Warning Line, or DEW Line, was a vital defensive measure to detect Soviet bombers flying over the North pole, the shortest route to North America.

But the stations were to be built hundreds of miles from any roads — leaving Army engineers the challenging problem of how to transport tons of material for their construction.

The VC-22 was quickly assembled in a little more than a month. This is impressive considering it was one of the longest (if not the longest) off-road vehicle ever built at the time, with its six cars (including the locomotive) measuring a total of 274 feet

Inventor R.G. LeTourneau was born in 1888 and started off as an ironmoger before going on to invent a wide array of heavy equipment, including the land trains used by the US Army

The original VC-12 Tournatrain is seen using articulated joints to maneuver logs through a street 

The first model, used for logging, was the VC-12 Tournatrain (above) which had a simplified dashboard and controls

The Army turned to Texas-based LeTourneau Inc, the heavy equipment manufacturer founded by R.G. LeTourneau.

The company had developed land trains for the logging industry, using an innovative diesel-electric hybrid drive.

Rather than use a drive train, the engine spun an electric generator that was used to power electric motors that powered each wheel independently.

The first of these designs was the VC-12 Tournatrain, which consisted of a power truck with a 500-hp Cummins VT-12 engine, and three 20-ton trailers.

In 1954, the company demonstrated VC-12 to the US Army Transportation Research and Development Command, or TRADCOM, proposing that the system would be useful for logistics operations in the Arctic with some modifications.

TRADCOM offered funding to create the TC-264 Sno-Buggy, which had eight huge 120-inch mounted in pairs, creating a massive surface area that prevented the heavy equipment from sinking in snow.

The hub motor system – LeTourneau had spent the early 1950s perfecting a sort of diesel-electric drivetrain for multi-wheeled heavy-machinery. The system used a combustion engine to spin an electric generator that powered motors on each wheel

The Sno-Buggy’s (above) massive tires were later used on the famous Bigfoot monster truck, after the owner bought them in a Seattle junkyard for $1,000

The Sno-Buggy’s massive tires were later used on the famous Bigfoot monster truck, after the owner bought them in a Seattle junkyard for $1,000. 

First unveiled in June 1954, the Sno-Buggy was sent to Greenland for testing. Success resulted in a contract for the VC-22 Sno-Freighter, which served successfully in construction projects in Canada in 1955.

The following year, however, a fire in the power generation unit put the VC-22 out of service, and it was hauled from Canada to Alaska, where its remains can still be seen sitting next to the Steese Highway outside of Fairbanks.

In late 1954, the Army Transportation Corps asked LeTourneau to combine the features of his original logging Tournatrain and Sno-Buggy into a new vehicle, which the Army dubbed the Logistics Cargo Carrier, or LCC-1.

In late 1954, the Army Transportation Corps asked LeTourneau to combine the features of his original logging Tournatrain and Sno-Buggy into a new vehicle, which the Army dubbed the Logistics Cargo Carrier, or LCC-1 (above)

An abandoned LCC-1 is seen in Whitehorse, Yukon, where it helped build remote radar bases

The LCC-1 combined the wheels of the Sno-Buggy with the power system of the Tournatrain to produce a 16×16 vehicle with one locomotive and three cars capable of handling a load of 45 tons.

It was handed over to the Army in March 1956, and continued testing in snow at the TRADCOM proving grounds in Houghton, Michigan.

The LCC-1 continued in service throughout the 1950s, working on projects in Greenland and Canada.

The LCC-1 was so successful that in 1958 the Army contracted for a larger version, the TC-497 Overland Train Mark II — the ultimate land train ever constructed.

Unlike its predecessors, the TC-497 included a number of features that allowed it to be extended to any length.

LeTourneau’s ultimate creation, the TC-497, could haul 150 tons of cargo at 20 mph for nearly 400 miles

The TC-497 had four 1,170-hp Solar 10MC engines, one in the ‘control car’ and three others spread through the train

Whereas the LCC-1 had a single 600-hp engine, the TC-497 had four 1,170-hp Solar 10MC engines, one in the ‘control car’ and three others spread through the train. 

New power trailers could be added at any point along the train, which provided power to the independent motors powering each wheel.

In another innovation, each of the the TC-497’s wheels was independently steerable, and would begin turning when they reached the same point where the control car was when it initiated the turn.

While older models had a turning radius of nearly half a mile, and could not easily be steered around obstacles, the TC-497 was able to make nearly 90-degree turns on a dime, threading around obstacles like a snake.

In another innovation, each of the the TC-497’s wheels was independently steerable, and would begin turning when they reached the same point where the control car was when it initiated the turn

While older models had a turning radius of nearly half a mile, and could not easily be steered around obstacles, the TC-497 was able to make nearly 90-degree turns on a dime, threading around obstacles like a snake

The TC-497 never left the Yuma Proving Ground after it was made obsolete by heavy-lift helicopters

Final specifications for the TC-497 were completed in 1960, and construction took most of 1961. 

After preliminary testing, it was handed to the Army in February 1962, and shipped to the Yuma Proving Ground in Yuma, Arizona.

In total the train now stretched over 570 feet, and on flat ground it could carry 150 tons of cargo at about 20mph.

However, the world’s most advanced land train was made obsolete before it could ever see service, when in 1962 the Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane heavy-lift helicopter debuted with a lift capacity of 20,000 pounds.

The TC-497 sat unused at the Yuma Proving Grounds for years, until most of it was sold off for scrap. The control car at Yuma is the only part that remains.

It still holds the world record for the longest off-road vehicle ever constructed.  

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There’s A ‘Labyrinth’ Sequel Coming & I Have A Lot Of Feelings

In this age of reboots, nothing has quite defied remaking as much as Jim Henson’s beloved muppets. Other than the 2009 film where they starred beside Jason Segel, most reimaginings of these iconic felt and fur stars have fallen flat. That changed with 2019’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance on Netflix, the first genuinely successful updating of a classic Henson property most thought could never be topped. In the wake of that success, other remakes of Henson-muppet based ideas are getting greenlit for TV, including Fraggle Rock. In film, there’s a Labyrinth sequel coming, a project that’s been long in the works.

There are films from the 1980s which remain so iconic that the idea of remaking them is a cardinal sin. The Princess Bride, for instance, immediately comes to mind, as does The Last Unicorn and Legend. Once upon a time, I would have put The Dark Crystal in that category as well, but Netflix’s series was proof that maybe Henson classics can find new stories to tell in the 21st century.

Labyrinth is another of these iconic films that the very idea of a remake seems sacrilegious. David Bowie made a perfect Goblin King. Jennifer Connelly’s performance as a problematic 16-year-old with a good heart is a reminder heroines don’t have to be perfect for you to root for them.

It seems that those shooting towards a remake have known for a long time this would be a hard sell to fans of the original. Talk of a sequel has been kicking around Hollywood for the better part of a decade. But after years of rumors and different directors attached, the project is finally moving forward.

According to Deadline:

There is currently no word if Connelly, currently starring in TNT’s Snowpiercer, will make a cameo.

For those who are concerned with the idea of a Labyrinth remake, the good news is Lisa Henson, the woman behind The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, is producing. It suggests the film is in good hands, and the movie could live up to its predecessor — just as long as no one is foolish enough to think they can live up to David Bowie’s Goblin King.

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Pigeon arrested by Indian police on suspicion of being a SPY for Pakistan – The Sun

A PIGEON has been detained by police on the India-Pakistan border after being accused of being a spy.

The alleged operative was found having been painted pink and was carrying around on its foot a ring with numbers on.

The bird was captured by locals near the India-Pakistan border fence and was eventually passed on to the police by the Indian Border Security Force.

It was found by a resident in the Kathua district of Kashmir.

The Times of India reported Senior Superintendent of Kathua Police Shailendra Kumar Mishra saying: "We don't know from where it came. 

"Locals captured it near our fences. 

"We have found a ring in its foot on which some numbers are written.

"Further investigation is underway."

Police said though birds have no boundaries and many fly across international borders during migration, a coded ring tagged to the captured pigeon's body is a cause for concern as migratory birds don't have them.

The pigeon will remain in police custody until they have finished their investigations.

In 2015 another pigeon was intercepted, this time in Manwal village two and a half miles from the border.

 

Tensions between the two nuclear-armed neighbours have reached boiling point after India carried out air strikes against Pakistani militants last year in Balakot – located in a remote valley in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

The strikes followed a suicide bomb attack on February 14, involving a car packed with explosives, on an Indian security convoy in Pulwama which left 40 soldiers dead.

Relations between the two countries have been fraught since their since independence from Britain in 1947.

There have been three full-scale conflicts since then and only the 1971 war, which was over the liberation of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh), was not caused by the so-called Kashmir issue.

Both countries, which began developing nuclear weapons in the 1970s, claim control over Muslim-majority Kashmir but only control parts of it.

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Normal People’s Marianne’s fringe is inspiring people to cut their own bangs in lockdown

Normal People fever is still is sweeping the nation – and now Marianne’s fringe has it’s very own Instagram account, @mariannesbangs. Following on from the viral sensation that was Connell’s chain, fans of Daisy Edgar-Jones‘ luscious locks can now pore over pictures of her choppy bangs in all their glory. Racking up over 5.6k followers in just a few days, the account – whose bio reads ‘All hail the bangs of Marianne – has provided us with serious hair inspiration in lockdown.

First it was Connell’s chain… but now everyone is obsessed with Marianne’s bangs 

With the sad news that hairdressers are likely to be one of the last places to open after the coronavirus quarantine, most of us are currently grappling with wispy locks, split ends and fading colour. We might have spent too much time watching Sally Rooney’s gripping TV adaptation, but the idea of a Marianne makeover is becoming increasingly appealing!

READY TO SNIP: How to cut hair at home – expert advice during lockdown 

Before taking the plunge, HELLO! spoke to celebrity hairdresser Ricky Walters, owner of London’s SALON64, to get expert advice about cutting your own fringe. Follow our easy DIY guide below – if you dare… (Disclaimer – Paul Mescal not included).

Is my hair type right for a Marianne style fringe?

“Marianne’s fringe is relatively heavy and includes a lot of hair so it’s ideal for anyone with thicker hair and plenty of it. It has no blunt lines really and is relatively soft. This probably will not work for those with strong curl or movement in their hair.”

Should I cut a Marianne fringe alone at home?

“This guide is easiest for those who already have a fringe and just need to trim it at home. I would recommend waiting for your hairdressers to re-open or enlisting a friend to help. That being said, if your patience is wearing thin, this is how I would go about it!”

HELLO! spoke to celebrity hairdresser Ricky Walters, owner of London’s SALON64

 

Step 1

“Section off a triangle shape of hair at the front of your head. The point of the triangle should face towards the crown with the other two corners of the triangle spread across the width of your face.

“This is essentially mapping out the shape of the fringe – Marianne’s is wide and goes just past the ends of her eyebrows. Once you’re happy with this, pin all the hair not being cut safely out of the way.”

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Step 2

“Taking just the slither right between your eyebrows, cut the desired length by using a comb as a ruler, using very little tension.

“I would suggest going in stages, starting longer and gradually getting shorter, continually double checking in case hair jumps up. Try and use a point cutting technique if you can.”

Daisy Edgar-Jones’ fringe is giving us serious lockdown hair inspiration 

Step 3

“Having cut the first section to a length you are happy with, use this as a guide to cut the two sections to the left and right of it. You want these sections to be longer. Imagine you are cutting a half moon shape – this fringe is supposed to be long, heavy and choppy.”

Step 4

“Checking both sides are even, lift the fringe away from your forehead, directly into the air. Gently chop into the ends by half a centimetre, maximum. This will achieve the same choppy look Marianne is rocking!”

 

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Chrissy Teigen Says She's Getting Her Breast Implants Removed For Several Reasons

  • Chrissy Teigen is getting her breast implants removed.
  • She shared the news after fans questioned why she was getting a COVID-19 test.
  • Chrissy said she’s excited to get her implants removed so she can be more comfortable.

Chrissy Teigen shared earlier this year that she has breast implants. And now, it seems, she’s over them.

In a new Instagram post, Chrissy shared that she’s having her implants removed. “I’m getting my boobs out!” she wrote in the caption of a photo of herself topless in the water. “They’ve been great to me for many years but I’m just over it. I’d like to be able to zip a dress in my size, lay on my belly with pure comfort!”

Chrissy said that it’s “no biggie” and asked people not to worry about her. “I’ll still have boobs, they’ll just be pure fat,” she said. “Which is all a tit is in the first place. A dumb, miraculous bag of fat.”

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Chrissy said she decided to share the news after she posted a video on Twitter of herself getting tested for COVID-19 yesterday. Naturally, people had questions, so she followed that post up with another post that said, “Everyone in LA can get tested for free. I’m having surgery and had to. I’m sorry if this offends you.”

Honestly loved it pic.twitter.com/UNRwG3HNcD

And then, of course, people had more Qs, which led to the Insta post. Whew.

Chrissy opened up about her implants to Glamour UK back in March. “It was more for a swimsuit thing,” she said. “I thought, if I’m going to be posing, laid on my back, I want them to be perky! But then you have babies and they fill up with milk and deflate and now I am screwed.”

“I think you’re supposed to replace [implants] every 10 years,” she continued. “But when you have kids, you think about [the risks] of surgery and I think, ‘This is not the way I want to die, in boob surgery.'” Still, she added, “If I could do one thing, it would be to have a lift.”

Chrissy didn’t offer up any more details about her surgery, but here’s hoping it goes well.

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Who is Ghislaine Maxwell and where is Jeffrey Epstein’s ex lover now? – The Sun

JEFFREY Epstein's ex Ghislaine Maxwell is set to be thrust back into the limelight with the release of Netflix's upcoming four-part documentary.

But who is his ex-lover Maxwell and where is she now? Here's what we know.

Who is Ghislaine Maxwell?

Ghislaine Maxwell was born in 1961, in Maisons Laffitte, France.

She is the youngest child of disgraced media tycoon and British publisher Robert Maxwell.

She moved to New York in 1991 after her father's death and reportedly socialised with Ivana Trump.

In 1992 she had a romantic relationship with American financier Jeffrey Epstein and remained closely associated with him for decades afterwards.

She was also close pals with Lady Victoria Hervey and Prince Andrew.

Where is she now?

The whereabouts of Maxwell – dubbed Epstein's pimp – has been a mystery since the 66-year-old Epstein died in his jail cell in August 2019.

Epstein died while he was awaiting trial on a slew of sex trafficking charges.

Court documents show Maxwell may be hiding out at Epstein's Zorro Ranch in New Mexico after she asked a judge to move a sexual assault case against her to the state.

Earlier this year, it was thought Maxwell may have been hiding at her former family chateau in Meyreuil in the south of France.

The Sun has offered a £10,000 reward for information on Jeffrey Epstein pal Ghislaine Maxwell after she disappeared amid accusations she acted as a "madame" for Epstein.

It has been reported that the FBI may "know where she is".

Spencer Kuvin, who represents three of the dead paedophile's accusers, previously told Sun Online he believes that the FBI is building a strong case against the Brit socialite before they arrest her – and that they are following her every move.

"There’s only two possible places where she might be and that’s England – or the UK somewhere – or in the States," the Florida-based attorney told Sun Online at the time.

"And if she’s in the States, she’s going to be in New York or California.

"I think those places are where she feels most comfortable and even someone who is on the run or someone who might have concerns of prosecution, they’re going to go where they feel safest and I think the two places she feels safest and most comfortable are the US and the UK."

Pictures of Maxwell also emerged soon after Epstein's death showing her sitting and smiling at an In-N-Out burger joint in Los Angeles.

Many speculated that the images were either staged or faked.

There were also reported sightings of her in Manchester-by-the-Sea in Massachusetts – where she was staying with her tech CEO boyfriend Scott Borgerson in a £3m oceanfront mansion in August.

He was seen out walking her dog, while she spent most of her time locked in the house to avoid public attention.

What is her association to Epstein and what has she been accused of?

The 57-year-old has been accused of acting as a "madame" for Jeffrey Epstein, US court documents revealed.

Almost 2,000 pages of a lawsuit were released in a defamation case involving Virginia Giuffre (then Roberts), who in 2015 claimed Prince Andrew slept with her three times.

Ms Giuffre alleges she was recruited by Maxwell in 1999 where she was introduced to Epstein.

Another document describes an alleged sexual encounter between Ms Giuffre, now 35, and Andrew in a bathtub.

It was raised by lawyers for Maxwell in an effort to show the former masseuse had not mentioned it before 2014 and was lying about it.

The document says the tub was “too small for a man of Prince Andrew’s size to enjoy a bath in let alone sex”.

Ms Giuffre claims she was encouraged "to have sexual relations” with Andrew in Maxwell's London flat.

A manuscript by Ms Giuffre, also released with the court papers, claims Epstein and Maxwell invited the Duke of York to meet her in the capital to help him get over the “fresh wounds still lingering on” after his divorce from Sarah Ferguson.

She claims she was "groomed by the two [of them] for his pleasure, including lessons in Epstein's preferences during oral sex."

Buckingham Palace strongly denied the allegation in 2015 saying "any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors" by the Duke was "categorically untrue".

It has consistently denied the allegations, reinforcing that statement earlier this year by saying "Any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors is categorically untrue.

"It is emphatically denied that the Duke of York had any form of sexual contact with Virginia Roberts. Any claim to the contrary is false and without foundation."

Prince Andrew added: "At no stage during the limited time I spent with [Epstein] did I see, witness or suspect any behaviour of the sort that subsequently led to his arrest and conviction."

All the allegations about Prince Andrew were struck from the court record in 2015.

They were described by the judge as being "immaterial and impertinent".

What has Maxwell said about the allegations?

She has repeatedly denied any involvement in Epstein's crimes.

In a 2015 statement, Maxwell rejected allegations that she has acted as a procurer for Epstein.

Maxwell's spokesperson said "the allegations made against Ghislaine Maxwell are untrue" and she "strongly denies allegations of an unsavoury nature, which have appeared in the British press and elsewhere, and reserves her right to seek redress at the repetition of such old defamatory claims".

What was revealed in the Channel 4 Dispatches documentary?

The Dispatches programme The Prince and the Paedophile in October 2019 examined the relationship between Prince Andrew and Epstein.

Reporter Cathy Newman looked at Epstein's British connections from Prince Andrew to Ghislaine Maxwell.

Private investigator Mike Fisten previously claimed that Epstein had 13 telephone numbers to contact the Queen's second son on.

A telephone contact book was found in Epstein's Palm Beach home that is said to have included a line for the Duke of York at Buckingham Palace.

Fisten said: "You could take for instance, if looking at the section in London, you could pick out, the Duke of York, which is Prince Andrew. And when you look at that, under Duke of York it shows Buckingham Palace, London.

"He has thirteen phone number to contact the Duke. And [these numbers went everywhere], Wood Farm, Sunninghill Wood Farm, Sunninghill numbers, the Palace, his home number, his home email.

"He even had a phone number to his modem, I guess to call into his modem."

The programme also looks at 1,200 pages of documents about Epstein's behaviour that were made public in a courtroom in Manhattan.

What are the allegations concerning George Clooney?

Ghislaine Maxwell is claimed to have boasted about performing a sex act on the screen idol in a toilet.

The allegation was made by Virginia Giuffre in a manuscript of her memoirs released by a New York court.

She says Maxwell boasted about it during a globe-trotting trip they both made in 2001 which culminated in her meeting Prince Andrew for the first time in London.

It is not known when the alleged incident between Maxwell and Clooney may have taken place.

There is no suggestion that Clooney was involved in under-age sex or sex parties held by billionaire Epstein or involved in any wrongdoing.

What time is Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich documentary?

An upcoming documentary on Netflix is set to expose how Epstein used his wealth to carry out his sickening campaign of abuse.

The series runs for four episodes entitled Hunting Grounds, Follow The money, The Island and Finding Their Voice.

The hour-long episodes are available to watch all in one go and have been given a 15 rating.

Netflix tweeted on their See What's Next account that the show "exposes a horrifying story of relentless manipulation and sex trafficking".

It added: "Epstein’s survivors serve as the series’ pre-eminent voices, providing powerful testimonials about their experiences, and inspiration in their resilience."

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American Horror Story spin-off series confirmed after Ryan Murphy teased new project

AMERICAN Horror Story WILL have a spin-off series, its TV network has confirmed.

Fans of the award-winning show were upset to learn yesterday that season 10 has been pushed back until next year due to coronavirus.

However, there is some good news, as Deadline revealed the FX network has given the go- ahead to American Horror Stories continuing in weekly hour-long episodes.

Each instalment will be a self-contained tale from the twisted gothic world and won’t be connected to a narrative that plays out for the entire series in the usual way.

FX also confirmed American Horror Story has been renewed through Season 13.

The news comes after the show's creator Ryan Murphy teased the stand-alone episodes two weeks ago.


The TV supremo –  who has been expanding the franchise while dropping The Politician and new release Hollywood onto Netflix – shared on social media a picture of a Zoom video call with the AHS cast.

In the caption to the Instagram post, the 54-year-old told his 620,000 followers: “American Horror Story cast Zoom call… Where we reminisced about the good times.”

He revealed they discussed “the spin off we’re doing called American Horror Stories (one hour contained episodes)… When we will start filming the next season of the mothership…And other stuff I cannot print.”

Ryan added of the Zoom call: “It was so much fun and I’m glad we caught up. I miss everyone!”

No actors have yet been confirmed as appearing in the upcoming spin-off series.

However Sarah Paulson, who has appeared in a number of the AHS seasons – said she “hopes to direct” and star in the one-hour episodes.

 

The 45-year-old revealed she and Ryan have been having “conversations” about it.

Sarah told The Hollywood Reporter: "I can't say anything about it except for that I hope to be directing the new [series].
"I hope that will in fact come to fruition. Not with anything official, but in fun, playful conversations with the man, that has been floated about. So hopefully!"
American Horror Story seasons 1-8 are available to stream on Netflix now.

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