Is this painting of Queen Elizabeth really worth £10.3m?

Christine Riding defends the public purchase of the Armada portrait

Christine Riding defends the public purchase of the Armada portrait

The masters taking Shaolin on tour

China’s ancient Shaolin temple is famous for its Kung Fu monks, but it’s also big business.

China’s ancient Shaolin temple is famous for its Kung Fu monks, but it’s also big business.

David Bowie Prom in London ‘gives his music a twist’

Musicians will take to the stage of London’s Royal Albert Hall on Friday to honour the life and work of David Bowie, who died six months ago from cancer.

Musicians will take to the stage of London’s Royal Albert Hall on Friday to honour the life and work of David Bowie, who died six months ago from cancer.

Trevor Noah: Obama’s Smile Looks Like He’s ‘About To Go Insane’

#CinnamonHitler https://t.co/tFRlQhzW18https://t.co/woODBIaCoj— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) July 29, 2016

Trevor Noah is confident that President Barack Obama will be remembered long after his term officially ends in January. If n…

Trevor Noah is confident that President Barack Obama will be remembered long after his term officially ends in January. If not for his policies, then for the frequent touching of his own face.

“The Daily Show” host noticed the president’s hands-on approach on Wednesday during his speech at the Democratic National Convention.

Before the speech, there was a short film discussing the major events of Obama’s two terms in office. The video left its mark on Noah, but not in the way Democratic Party officials might like.

“You realize after watching that video … how much more than any other president in this country’s history Barack Obama has touched his face,” Noah said.

A brief look at HuffPost photo libraries revealed Noah is right: Obama does touch his face a lot, as this gallery shows.

Noah also saw some other things on the president’s face, besides his own fingers, during the DNC speech.

“You see that smile?” Noah said. “That’s not joy. That’s the laugh of someone who’s about to go insane.”

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Not So Sunny Day: ‘Sesame Street’ Axes 3 Beloved Cast Members

Can you tell me how to get… how to get to the unemployment office? 

“Sesame Street” is getting rid of three beloved characters, along with the human actors who play them. Bob McGrath (”Bob”), Emilio Delgado (“Luis”) and Roscoe Orman (“Gordon”) have all been let go, Sesame Workshop said in a statement on Facebook, adding that the trio would “continue to represent us at public events.” 

“To us, and for millions of people worldwide, they are a treasured part of Sesame Street. Since the show began, we are constantly evolving our content and curriculum, and hence, our characters, to meet the educational needs of children. As a result of this, our cast has changed over the years, though you can still expect to see many of them in upcoming productions.”

McGrath first broke the news at Florida Supercon earlier this month.

I have completed my 45th season this year,” he said on The MuppetCast podcast. “They let all of the original cast members go, with the exception of Alan Muraoka ― who is probably 20 years younger than the rest of us ― and Chris Knowings, who is also young.” 

 

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McGrath, 84, has been on the show since it debuted in 1969, according to USA Today. Delgado, 76, was added in 1971, while 72-year-old Orman joined in 1974.

The casting changes follow the show’s switch from an hourlong format to a 30-minutes. New episodes will air first on HBO and be rebroadcast nine months later on PBS. However, a statement from the show said the decision to dismiss the veteran cast members wasn’t made by HBO.

“Sesame Workshop retains sole creative control over the show,” the organization said on Facebook. “HBO does not oversee the production.”

PBS also said it had nothing to do with the casting changes.

“’Sesame Street’ is produced by Sesame Workshop, which is an independent production company, and the casting decision was made by them,” PBS president and CEO Paula Kerger said, according to The Wrap. “We did not know about it beforehand. We found out about it after.” 

The news came just one year after another longtime member of the cast, Sonia Manzano, retired. She had portrayed the character of Maria since 1971.

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Can you tell me how to get… how to get to the unemployment office? 

“Sesame Street” is getting rid of three beloved characters, along with the human actors who play them. Bob McGrath (”Bob”), Emilio Delgado (“Luis”) and Roscoe Orman (“Gordon”) have all been let go, Sesame Workshop said in a statement on Facebook, adding that the trio would “continue to represent us at public events.” 

“To us, and for millions of people worldwide, they are a treasured part of Sesame Street. Since the show began, we are constantly evolving our content and curriculum, and hence, our characters, to meet the educational needs of children. As a result of this, our cast has changed over the years, though you can still expect to see many of them in upcoming productions.”

McGrath first broke the news at Florida Supercon earlier this month.

I have completed my 45th season this year,” he said on The MuppetCast podcast. “They let all of the original cast members go, with the exception of Alan Muraoka ― who is probably 20 years younger than the rest of us ― and Chris Knowings, who is also young.” 

 

(Story continues below video)

McGrath, 84, has been on the show since it debuted in 1969, according to USA Today. Delgado, 76, was added in 1971, while 72-year-old Orman joined in 1974.

The casting changes follow the show’s switch from an hourlong format to a 30-minutes. New episodes will air first on HBO and be rebroadcast nine months later on PBS. However, a statement from the show said the decision to dismiss the veteran cast members wasn’t made by HBO.

“Sesame Workshop retains sole creative control over the show,” the organization said on Facebook. “HBO does not oversee the production.”

PBS also said it had nothing to do with the casting changes.

“’Sesame Street’ is produced by Sesame Workshop, which is an independent production company, and the casting decision was made by them,” PBS president and CEO Paula Kerger said, according to The Wrap. “We did not know about it beforehand. We found out about it after.” 

The news came just one year after another longtime member of the cast, Sonia Manzano, retired. She had portrayed the character of Maria since 1971.

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The artist who sketches victims of war

Artist George Butler documents the lives of those displaced by conflict across the world.

Artist George Butler documents the lives of those displaced by conflict across the world.

Hillary Clinton Decides The World Is Wide Enough For Both ‘Hamilton’ And The Rest Of Her Speech

It’s 2016 and she was talking about the founding fathers, so Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton had to do it. She was not willing to wait for it. She could not throw away her shot. 

She name-checked “Hamilton.” 

“Though ‘we may not live to see the glory,’ as the song from the musical ‘Hamilton’ goes, ‘let us gladly join the fight,’” Clinton said in her speech at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday. “Let our legacy be about ‘planting seeds in a garden you never get to see.’”

Lin-Manuel Miranda, who created and starred in the Tony Award-winning musical, seemed pleased. 

I’m with her.#AndShesBeenListeningToDiscTwo!

— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) July 29, 2016

https://t.co/HAA68RqJAk

— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) July 29, 2016

Okay.
Bit of a night.
Back to vacation! pic.twitter.com/4SLAt5EPqy

— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) July 29, 2016

Clinton has seen the Broadway show multiple times, and the Hillary Victory Fund held a $2,700-per-seat fundraiser there earlier this month. 

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It’s 2016 and she was talking about the founding fathers, so Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton had to do it. She was not willing to wait for it. She could not throw away her shot. 

She name-checked “Hamilton.” 

“Though ‘we may not live to see the glory,’ as the song from the musical ‘Hamilton’ goes, ‘let us gladly join the fight,’” Clinton said in her speech at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday. “Let our legacy be about ‘planting seeds in a garden you never get to see.’”

Lin-Manuel Miranda, who created and starred in the Tony Award-winning musical, seemed pleased. 

Clinton has seen the Broadway show multiple times, and the Hillary Victory Fund held a $2,700-per-seat fundraiser there earlier this month. 

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