Fashion icon Andre Leon Talley has passed away at the age of 73. The former Vogue creative director 'passed away Tuesday at a hospital in White Plains, NY.' GQ - a Conde Nast publication - reported his cause of death as a heart attack but Dr Yvonne Cormier - a friend of 45 years - said he passed away of COVID complications. He was the long-acclaimed former creative director and American editor-at-large of Vogue through the 80s and 90s. Talley began his career in fashion at the age of 28 after snagging a job as a reporter at Women's Wear Daily. He'd moved to New York City in the 1970s following a stint in Rhode Island where he attended the prestigious Brown University. The journalist had been awarded a scholarship to the school after earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in French Literature at the North Carolina Central University in 1970.
Actor Gaspard Ulliel - star of Hannibal Rising and the new Marvel series Moon Knight - dies aged 37 in Alps skiing accident as it's revealed he wasn't wearing a helmet
The star, who gained international attention for his portrayal of a young Hannibal Lecter in Hannibal Rising (top right), was hospitalised after Tuesday's accident in the Alps. The actor was not wearing a helmet when he crashed into another skier at the intersection of two blue slopes in the Rosiere resort in Savoie. Ulliel suffered significant head trauma and was immediately hospitalised in Grenoble where he died as a result of his injuries.
Longtime LA prosecutor blasts woke DA George Gasco for enabling bailed criminals to 'prey on innocent individuals' after murders of Brianna Kupfer, 24, and 70-year-old nurse
Jon Hatami (left), a child abuse prosecutor who led the infamous Gabriel Fernandez case in 2014, blamed the policies of LA DA George Gascon (right) for the murders of Brianna Kupfer (bottom inset), 24, and Sandra Shells (top inset), 70, and warned cities across America to reject liberal district attorneys. Hatami and other critics said Gascon has failed to stop rising homicide rates in LA, and said his policies allowed career criminal Shawn Smith, 31, to be out on a $1,000 bond when he allegedly stabbed Kupfer, a UCLA grad student, to death inside the Croft House luxury store last Thursday. 'There are some people that are so bad that they deserve to go to prison,' Hatami told Fox News. 'And the reason for that is punishment, accountability and protection for the public.'
LAPD identifies Brianna Kupfer's 'killer' as a career criminal with dozens of arrests who was out on $1K bail as they tell public not to approach 'armed and dangerous' suspect
Los Angeles police have identified the suspect wanted in the fatal stabbing of UCLA grad student Brianna Kupfer, who was brutally slain at her job in a luxury furniture store. Shawn Laval Smith, 31, (in mugshots dating from June 2013 to October 2020) was named by LAPD on Tuesday night as the suspect captured on video in chilling footage as he calmly purchased a vape pen 30 minutes after the cold-blooded murder. 'He should be considered armed and dangerous. If seen do not approach, call 911,' police said in a statement. Los Angles County Sheriff's Department records list Smith as currently free on a $1,000 bail from a misdemeanor arrest in October 2020. The nature of the charge wasn't immediately clear, and it was unclear why the case was still unresolved. Smith has been recently seen in Pasadena, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, Covina, San Diego and San Francisco, police said. Earlier, at a Tuesday press conference, LAPD Lt. John Radke also revealed Brianna had texted a friend to say someone in the store was 'giving her a bad vibe' minutes before she was killed. The shocking attack appears to be random, with no known connection between the victim and her murderer and no clear motive. Despite his neat and well-kept appearance, cops say they strongly suspect the suspect is homeless, based on his travel on foot as well as information they declined to reveal.
A veterinarian, a social worker and a podcast host? Majority of '270 doctors' who signed letter demanding Spotify take action against Joe Rogan are NOT doctors
Only 87 of the signatories are medical doctors. Some of the other medical professions represented include a veterinarian, a dentist, a social worker, a gynecologist and several psychologists. Some of the other members of the medical academic field featured include physicians' assistants, a biochemist and nearly 100 Ph.Ds and Ph.D candidates
Horror as two 17-year-old girls and a boy, 15, are found dead at rural Texas house after 'double murder-suicide': Police describe 'signs of trauma' at scene
Harris County deputies were called out to the property (left) in the Crosby area yesterday afternoon after a 'family member' who lived next door found the bodies. The relative 'was trying to locate someone' when they made the discovery at the house, located 25 miles northeast of Houston. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said at a press conference that it appears as though one of the teens killed themself after killing the other two. He added that two females and one male were dead, but he did not confirm any of their ages.
Family of dead Connecticut woman, 23, sue police for mishandling investigation into her 'older and white' Bumble date who claimed she died in bed following night of drinking
The family of Lauren Smith Fields, 23, (left) is demanding justice after they claim Bridgeport police mishandled the investigation into her death. Smith-Fields was found dead in her apartment (inset) on December 12 after a night of drinking by Matthew LaFountain, a man she met Bumble. More than a month later 'her cause of death is pending further studies'. Her family (right) claims police did not pursue LaFountain as a suspect, failed to collect what they believe to be essential evidence from the scene and told the family to stop calling about the case. The family has since hired an attorney and plans to serve notice of an intention to sue the City of Bridgeport. They are also seeking an independent investigation into her death.
Harrowing first pictures from tsunami hit village in Tonga after deadly volcanic eruption 'as powerful as 500 nuclear bombs and heard 6,200 miles away in Alaska' devastated the Pacific island
The South Pacific archipelago was rocked by the eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai underwater volcano on Saturday, with a tsunami following minutes later. Images show locals in Kanokupolu village on the island of Tongatapu staring at the remains of their homes, many of which had been crushed by trees, while cars were seen buried under piles of branches. Researchers from NASA have estimated the blast was '10 megatons of TNT equivalent', which is 500 times more powerful than the nuclear bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945. The government on Tuesday confirmed three have so far died from the disaster but the true extent of the eruption is not yet known.
Six Russian landing ships sail past Britain sparking speculation they are bound for impending 'full-scale invasion' of Ukraine as Kiev warns Putin has 'nearly completed' troop build-up
Russia's Baltic Fleet vessels the Korolev, Minsk (left) and Kaliningrad were today sailing south past the UK followed by Northern Fleet warships Olenegorsky Gornyak, Pyotr Morgunov, (bottom right) and Georgii Pobedonosets which passed the Great Belt Bridge in Denmark on Monday. The ships, which can each carry up to 25 armoured personnel carriers, were deployed three days ago but it remains unclear if they are heading for Ukraine. (top right) The region has been on a knife-edge since the end of last year when Moscow moved as many as 100,000 troops, as well as tanks and missiles, close to the border. Ukrainian Defense Ministry's latest intelligence assessment yesterday warned Russia had massed more than 127,000 troops along the border, together with a sea and component that marked a 'full strength' force. The assessment, seen by CNN , described the situation as 'difficult' and warned Russian President Vladimir Putin was 'trying to split and weaken the European Union and NATO' while also 'limiting the capabilities of the United States... to ensure security on the European continent'. The stark warning comes after two rounds of last ditch talks between the West and Russia failed to de-escalate the conflict which has threatened to bubble over since late last year.
Meet the in-laws! Brooklyn Beckham will count Nicola Peltz's billionaire Trump-loving father and model mother in his new family - as well as her NINE siblings including an actor and figure skater (and they won't be short of a mansion to stay in)
As details of Brooklyn Beckham 's April wedding to Nicola Peltz (inset) emerge, FEMAIL look at how the 22-year-old photographer will be marrying into a family whose fortune dwarves his own - with helicopters, mansions and a team of staff an everyday reality for his actress fiancée. While Brooklyn is arguably among the most famous British celebrity offspring worth £350million, American starlet Nicola, 27, is certainly no stranger to a life of wealth and fame, with her businessman father Nelson Peltz, 79, estimated to be worth £1.3 billion. Nelson, a former top Trump supporter, shares eight of his ten children with his third model wife (both seen centre) of 35 years Claudia Heffner Peltz, and the pair count a 27-bedroom mansion complete with ice hockey rink and a flock of albino peacocks, top right, as well as a £76million, 44,000sq ft home in Palm Beach,bottom right, - the reported wedding venue - as their homes. Despite being born into wealth, Nicola's siblings have also carved out their own successful careers, with her brother Brad, 32, an ice hockey player, and Will, 35, an American actor best known for his roles in Unfriended and Men, Women & Children. Far left: Nicola's only sister Brittany, 30, is a figure skater. Centre inset: The Beckham and Peltz family together.
Prince William declined to comment today as he was asked by a TV reporter whether he supported his disgraced uncle Prince Andrew while on his first joint engagement of the year with wife Kate. The Duke of Cambridge was leaving the Foundling Museum at Brunswick Square Gardens in London when a journalist from Sky News asked him: 'Your Royal Highness, could I just ask, do you support Prince Andrew?' William - who was wearing a face mask - paused, leaned in and pointed to his ear, saying to the reporter: 'Sorry, I can't hear you.' The journalist then asked: 'Do you support Prince Andrew? Have you spoken to him recently?' But William simply smiled, said a few inaudible words and put his arm behind his wife Kate's back as they left the building. A woman was heard saying: 'We've got to move on now' and another said 'I'm so sorry' to the Duchess. The Duke was visiting the museum which tells the history of the Foundling Hospital, the UK's first children's charity which was founded in 1739 as a home for children whose mothers could not keep or care for them.
It's good to be back! Kate Middleton looks delighted to be on duty with Prince William as she dons $10 earrings and elegant blue coat for their first engagement of 2022
The Duke, 39, and Duchess of Cambridge, 40, appeared in good spirits as they arrived at the museum in London where they will learn more about the care sector. The mother-of-three, who has been patron of the museum since 2019, offered a lesson in business chic as she stepped out for the event this morning, donning a black polo neck with dark wide-leg trousers and a long-line navy coat.
Winning BIG! Inside Resorts World Las Vegas - the first new hotel on the Strip in over a decade - with 3,500 rooms including a $15k-a-night Palace Suite (and Katy Perry in residence!)
Travel writer Jo Kessel (inset) filmed her stay at the 'mega' Vegas resort, which has oversized rooms, the world's largest LED globe, a 5,000-seat theatre (the biggest in town), seven swimming pools and a casino space the size of two football pitches. Her video has the inside scoop on the best places to dine (there are 40 restaurants) and drink, including Alle Lounge on 66, the hotel's top-floor rooftop bar that has a Strip view like no other...
The cat that got ALL the cream! A 28lb Russian kitten weighing the same as a two-year-old child is so big it is confused for a dog - and his owner says he is still growing
A huge two-stone cat from Russia that is thought to be the world's largest is so big it is often confused for a dog. Kefir, named after the fermented milk drink, is an oversized Maine Coon belonging to Yulia Minina in Stary Oskol. She bought Kefir nearly two years ago as a kitten and says the pet is still growing. Kefir even has the same weight as an average two-year-old child. The breed hails from the state of Maine in the US and is considered one of the oldest homegrown breeds in the country. On average, males weigh up to 18lbs while females weigh up to 12lbs.
Yvette Mimieux dead at 80: Blonde beauty who was a pinup in the 1960s with the films Time Machine and Light In The Piazza passes away in her sleep of natural causes
Blonde Hollywood beauty Yvette Mimieux - who was a movie staple in the 1960s and 1970s for playing the wide-eyed ingénue - has died at the age of 80. The Los Angeles native passed away 'peacefully' in her sleep of natural causes on Monday, family publicist Michelle Bega shared with People on Tuesday. The actress had the title role in a number of hit films including The Time Machine, The Black Hole and The Light In The Piazza.
The mystery of the Fosse Dionne: No one really knows where the waters of this seemingly bottomless spring in France come from...
The spring is set in the pretty pastel-coloured town of Tonnerre in Burgundy, through which the River Armancon flows - and spews out more than 300 litres of water per second. Between the years of 1974 and 1996 two brave divers lost their lives attempting to solve the mystery, getting into difficulties in the narrow passageways that lie beneath the surface.
The secret to a 'bulletproof core': Osteopath reveals the ONE exercise he does instead of crunches for strong, rippling abs
Canadian osteopath, Brendon Talbot, has revealed his secret exercise for getting a 'bulletproof' core instead of doing crunches. Mr Talbot demonstrated the exercise, which involves moving a kettlebell around the body passing it from one hand to the other, in a video posted to TikTok. He said the technique builds core stability, improve balance and coordination and strengthens the lower back. The osteopath advised starting by doing the movement for 30 second each way twice a week and slowly increase the weight of the kettlebell as you get used to it.
Leave it to the professionals! Bizarre photos capture VERY strange interior design decisions - from a bathtub in the kitchen to fake grass on the bathroom floor
The snaps, collated in a gallery by Bored Panda, were shared on the Facebook group You Should Have Hired An Architect which has more than 31,000 members. The group is 'dedicated' to examples of why it is a bad idea to take on a build job without an architect. One unusual home included a bath-tub in the kitchen (main), a bizarre staircase (left inset) and a dangerous driveway (right inset). Meanwhile other snaps showed a wooden column in the centre of a kitchen (bottom right) and a commercial toilet stall in a bathroom (top right)
Woman who had to start shaving her body at age EIGHT due to a condition that causes excessive hair growth reveals how cruel childhood bullies used to call her CHEWBACCA
Samantha Allen, 28, from New York, was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and Hirsutism - excessive hair growth - at a young age. The most common cause of Hirsutism in young women is PCOS, a hormonal disorder that affects how a woman's ovaries work. Samantha started shaving her legs at age eight, and by the time she was 11, she was growing hair on her face and other areas of her body. She recalled how bullies - including members of her own family - made fun of her, saying she was dubbed Chewbacca after the hair Star Wars character. Samantha also struggled with her weight due to her PCOS and opted to have bariatric surgery after finding herself close to organ failure. Two years post-op, Samantha is nine months pregnant with her first child.
Pass me the wrench! First spacewalk of 2022 to prepare the new Russian ISS docking port to receive its first spaceship in March
The Prichal module was launched and attached to the space station in November last year, but needed extra work to make it ready for use. Cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov are installing handrails, rendezvous antennas, a television camera and docking targets during the 7 hour spacewalk.
Drivers scramble to grab wads of cash after armed robbers blow up armoured security truck on Cape Town motorway
Gangsters ambushed the armoured truck as it left a motorway in Cape Town South Africa at 6.30pm yesterday. The raiders used explosives to blow off the truck's doors, scattering cash across the roadway. Armed police arrived quickly at the scene and fired upon the gang in their getaway cars. One of the raiders was shot in the buttocks while another was hit in the thigh. Four of the gang were arrested following a shootout.
Researchers looking for a lost WWII ship spot the world's deepest-dwelling squid, which can grow up to 20ft, more than 20,000 feet below the surface of the Philippine Sea
Ocean researchers searching for the sunken WWII USS Johnston came across the world's deepest-dwelling squid - a juvenile bigfin squid at more than 20,000ft below the surface. The squid was first seen as a shadow, but a further analysis determined it was the elusive creature. The last time a bigfin squid was seen by human eyes was in 2014 (right), but this specimen was just 15,400 feet below the surface. Bigfin squid - or Magnapinna - are known for their long arms and tentacles and can measure up to 22 feet in length, but the one spotted last month was a juvenile so it was not fully developed it measured just three inches long.
Time to leg-go! Base jumper dangles from his partner's legs after they plunge into clouds from 3280ft Italian cliff in breathtaking stunt
Tom Newberry and Callum Coldwell-Story, travelled to Mount Brento, Italy where they jumped together from the 3,280ft cliff into a valley covered by cloud while being carried by a single parachute. Tom steered the parachute away from the cliff face and through the thick cloud until the valley below came into view. Then Callum dropped into a free fall, opening his own parachute after a few seconds.
Incredible moment pod of killer whales appear to free a humpback after it became tangled in ropes off the Australian coast
Shocked onlookers from a nearby vessel feared the worst recently when a pod of orcas (pictured left) headed towards a trapped humpback whale in Western Australian waters recently. It presented an easy meal for the feared ocean predators - but mother nature doesn't follow movie scripts.
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How much can this little guy eat? Incredible photos show Australian kookaburra swallowing a duckling WHOLE in just 15 minutes
The Aussie icon - famous for its crescendo chuckling-call - grabbed the baby duckling and flew to a perch in a Caringbah back garden in Sydney where it was caught on camera. The carnivore bird - which normally feeds on small rodents and reptiles - took a staggering 15 minutes to spin it round and swallow headfirst. Photographer Helen Grant said she would have tried to save the black duck duckling if it had still be alive, but it was dead when the kookaburra arrived.
Do they serve spirits? British pub owners say bar is HAUNTED after items move on their own, moving shadows are spotted and staff are too scared to go into the cellar
Sisters Richelle Stocks (right) and Ashleigh Naisbitt have been forced to call out police to the Black and Grey pub in Morpeth, Northumberland over a series of 'strange' supernatural incidents. Spooky CCTV footage from the bar shows objects moving on their own and dark shapes appearing out of nowhere. One clip shows a pen appearing to spin unaided on a Richelle's hand (left) and a broom moving on its own. The pair, who took on the pub in August last year, said soon after they heard loud banging downstairs and fearful their pub was being burgled rang the police - who rushed over only to find the building empty.