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Kim Kardashian Thought She Miscarried During Pregnancy With North West

Kim Kardashian of Keeping Up with the Kardashians revealed that she believed she had miscarried during her pregnancy with her first child, North West. Kim has decided to open up about her scary moment and the troubles she faced while carrying her firstborn.

Kardashian first got her first look into fame by acting as Paris Hilton’s personal assistant. Now, the famous family has been known for its wildly popular reality television show that airs on E! network. The family has not only grown over the years in sucess and wealth but also with significant others and babies. After metting Kanye West, the couple welcomed their four children together, 6-year-old North, 4-year-old Saint, 2-year-old Chicago, and 7-month-old Psalm.

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Recently, Kardashian opened up to fans about how she had been told that she had miscarried North early on in her pregnancy according to E! The mother of four gave birth to her eldest child, North in June of 2013 and now is letting fans in about how her first pregnancy actually went. According to the reality star, while she was having a routine checkup, she was told the baby had no heartbeat. She spoke about the memory with her attorney, Laura Wasser for the All’s Fair podcast. The KKW Beauty founder told listeners that she had just stopped using birth control and was looking into freezing her eggs.

The reality star had originally gone to a fertility doctor with her sister, Khloé Kardashian, and learned that she did not have a high egg count which understandably upset her. During this time of uncertainty, she found out she was pregnant with North even though she planned to freeze her eggs as all her doctors were encouraging her to. Kardashian educated her fans by saying that when you are on the pill its purpose was to suppress the production of eggs which is why her count showed as so low. Kardashian also shared that at the time she became pregnant she was legally married to her ex-husband Kris Humphries. Due to the stress, Kardashian started to heavy bleed and feel intense pain were at the same time the doctor reported that she had miscarried. After she was sure that she had miscarried, she had a second visit on Thanksgiving 2012 and the doctors reexamined her and told her that they had found a heartbeat after all.

Fans will recall that Kardashian had a terrible pregnancy as she had preeclampsia and delivered North six weeks early. North weighed only four pounds and Kardashian also developed placenta accrete which is when the placenta grows inside the uterus. Many women have died from the same issue during childbirth as you can start to internally bleed. After going through a second rough pregnancy the lawyer to be was told she should look into surrogacy. Fans are thankful that Kardashian shared her traumatic story as it has already helped so many women who are currently going through the same issue. Fans can look forward to more of the famous family as Keeping Up with the Kardashians season 18 is expected to premiere later this month.

Next: Watch North West Adorably Crash Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s Interview

Source: E!


2020-02-13 01:02:07

Jennifer O'Brien

BBC: North & South: 10 Hidden Details About The Main Characters Everyone Missed

In a sea of competent costume dramas from BBC,  North & South stands out for its astute social commentary, its progressive take on unionization in Industrial-Era England, and its unique take on romance. Based on the classic piece of Victorian literature by Elizabeth Gaskell, it instantly captured the hearts of viewers in 2004, combining Jane Austen’s elaborate societal melodrama with Dickensian grit and melancholy.

It follows young Margaret Hale as she journeys from the South of England with her father whose conscience no longer allows him to remain a member of the clergy. A philosopher more than a parishioner, he uproots his family to the Northern Industrial town of Milton. There, the Almighty is the British pound. Margaret immediately takes umbrage with the dangerous conditions of Thornton Mill, owned by John Thornton, a disciplined man who has become a student of her father’s literary lectures. The trials and tribulations of the pair will alter the fate of not only Thornton Mill, but also with each other’s hearts. Below are ten hidden details about the mini-series (now streaming on Netflix!) that you may have missed.

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9 Richard Armitage Has Played Other Broody Roles

If it seemed like John Thornton had a stare that could pierce you through, and that might be because Richard Armitage has made a career out of brooding, especially in period environments. He played the ruthless Guy of Gisborne in the BBC Robin Hood television series as well as the melancholy Thorin Oakenshield in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy.

American audiences may have recognized him as the Red Dragon serial killer in Hannibal Season 3, and as a spy in Berlin Station. In his native Britain, he’s starred in Spooks and the lead in The Crucible. Currently, he lends his voice acting talents to Castlevania on Netflix and plays Wolverine in the podcast Wolverine: The Long Night.

8 Another Famous Actor Has Played John Thornton

The 2004 adaptation of North & South brought the novel and story back into a modern audience’s collective consciousnesses, but it was the second adaptation by the BBC over the course of thirty years. The first adaptation came out in 1975 and is still available to view.

The 1975 version starred a young, stoic Sir Patrick Stewart a full decade before he would begin filming Star Trek: The Next Generation as the next captain of the USS Enterprise. Stewart was a distinguished actor in the Royal Shakespeare Company and no stranger to costume dramas, nor starring in their BBC adaptations. His version is a more faithful adaptation of the classic novel.

7 Margaret’s Wardrobe Had Recycled Costumes

So many period dramas are produced for the BBC every year that it makes very little sense to construct new garments for the cast if previous ones can be altered. Downton Abbey was notorious for this, and North & South also made a habit of it as well.

The striped dress that Margaret Hale wears in the final scene of the series was previously worn in Bleak House by Gillian Anderson, as well as by Billie Piper in The Shadow in the North. Often the ladies dresses only have to be altered slightly since most leading actresses stay within a sample size range.

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6 Tim Pigott-Smith Appeared In The Original Production

The distinguished British actor Tim Pigott-Smith, who plays the part of Richard Hale, the disgruntled clergyman, also appeared in the 1975 version of North & South. In that version, he played Frederick Hale, Margaret Hale’s brother who has fled England for Spain because he is being accused of mutiny.

You may recognize Pigott-Smith from his dastardly role as the villainous Creedy in V for Vendetta, as well as playing the Foreign Secretary in Quantum of Solace. His career spanned five four decades in the UK, and he had completed scenes in the American television Whiskey Galore shortly before his untimely death.

5 Their Outfits Were Meant To Be Clothing, Not Costumes

Costumes do so much to transport an actor into the world of the character they’re playing. In period pieces like North & South, it’s vital for the costume department to not just adhere to dressing the cast in the era-appropriate attire, but making it look like clothing the characters lived in, not just fancy costumes.

John Thornton, though he wore the high starched collars and frock coats of the day, also had a patch on the knee of his trousers that had been specifically put in place to show that just because the trousers needed repair didn’t mean he threw them out. He was careful to not waste resources, a hallmark of industrial Northerners.

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4 Nicholas Higgins And John Bates Are The Same Person

Fiery union leader Nicholas Higgins, appearing in North & South in opposition to John Thornton’s myopic view of the industrial workforce, is played by reliable British actor Brendan Coyle. You may recognize him as John Bates from Downton Abbey, 

If it seems like Mr. Higgins has a trustworthy face and a comforting demeanor, it may be because you’re used to seeing John Bates, Robert Crawley’s trusty valet. Coyle has made a career out of playing characters with impressive work ethics and moral standards.

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3 They Had Different Ways Of Getting Into Character

Every actor has a different approach to get into the head of the character they’re inhabiting. In order to bring truth and realism to the role, they sometimes will have a specific way this happens, be it inventing a backstory for their character that doesn’t exist to ascribing meaning to certain wardrobe pieces.

For Margaret Hale, it was important for Daniela Denby-Ashe to understand how she felt in the confining dresses, especially as she wandered the soot-covered streets. They informed how she acted, and how tired a woman like that must have been breathing in coal fumes in such outfits. Richard Armitage decided the beautiful antique pocket watch he carried was from Thornton’s father, an heirloom just like Thornton Mill.

2 The Violent Meeting Between Thornton And Margaret Wasn’t In The Book

There are several reasons why modern interpretations of Victorian literature need to function as face-lifts for the classic works. Several concepts in Victorian literature are too nuanced for modern audiences, such as the subtleties between Margaret Hale’s Southern upbringing and John Thornton’s Northern sensibilities.

When Margaret Hale and John Thornton first meet in the novel, it isn’t in a fiery clash of wills, and it isn’t over a young mill worker being beaten by Thornton. They meet, instead, in a calm manner in the lobby of a hotel. However, the film needed to establish Miss Hale’s disdain for Thornton early on, and so their first meeting was heavily altered.

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1 The Actors Did A Lot Of Research

In order to bring authenticity and breathe life into characters that are over a hundred years old, the actors took it upon themselves to do research into the life and times of Southerners and Northerners in England during the late 19th century. They not only learned about the etiquette of the day, but also the specific relations between the masters of the industrial class and the workers below them.

Richard Armitage stated that just learning about how people in the time period behaved, as well as learning the history of mills in the area, greatly informed how he interacted on-screen with the lower and upper class. A range of social and business approaches is displayed, all with as much authenticity as possible given the subject matter.

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2019-08-17 03:08:53

Kayleena Pierce-Bohen

North America’s First Garfield-Themed Restaurant Coming to Toronto

The image of Garfield has graced every kind of merchandise imaginable, but he’s now become the face of an entire dining experience, as a Garfield-themed restaurant is coming to Toronto, Canada. This will make it the first of its kind in North America.

GarfieldEats is a mobile restaurant with a focus on delivery that’s currently operating in Dubai, where the intention is for the service to be as green as possible, with food being served in re-purposable containers and delivered on environmentally friendly electric scooters. The creators of GarfieldEats follow the concept of “Entergagement”, which manifests in the customer being able to engage with Garfield in various ways when ordering their food, such as being able to play games based on the character or watching clips from the Garfield and Friends cartoon series.

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A GarfieldEats mobile restaurant will soon be available in Dovercourt, Toronto. According to blogTO, the physical restaurant won’t have a cashier, as the customer will be expected to make their order using mobile phones that are attached to the walls. It’ll also be possible to order food using the GarfieldEats phone app and have it delivered. The service has the endorsement of Garfield creator Jim Davis, who recorded a video for the GarfieldEats website discussing the history of the character and promoting the service.

The menu for GarfieldEats includes cookies and pizza in the shape of Garfield’s head, several different kinds of lasagna, and skinny fries. There are also several different kinds of Garfield-inspired coffees and milkshakes, although they missed a trick by not including one based on Jon’s infamous trip to the vet where he accidentally drank something that wasn’t coffee.

Garfield isn’t the only fictional character to be the subject of his own dining experience, as there’s a business model known as “pop-up dining” that involves theme restaurants that can be easily assembled and are moved from city to city or are used for specific events. The 25th anniversary of Demolition Man was celebrated with a high-end pop-up dining experience at San Diego Comic-Con involving Taco Bell, which was featured prominently in the film. There are also cinemas that use a similar model as a promotion for certain films, such as the release of Captain Marvel prompting theaters in America to release menus based on the movie during showings of the film, as well as the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema using a menu inspired by the previews of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which involved food based on the planet Scarif.

The creators of GarfieldEats want to extend the reach of the service and open more locations over the next six years. The Toronto location will be a proving ground to see if people love Garfield enough to eat food that shares the general shape of his head. The Garfield franchise is one of the most recognizable properties in the world and there are likely a lot of people who’ll be attracted to the environmentally-conscious philosophy of the GarfieldEats service, so it’s possible that Garfield might become the global face of the mobile restaurant experience.

More: Garfield Animated Movie In Development

Source: blogTOGarfieldEats


2019-03-20 08:03:58

Scott Baird