People: No contest for 'beautiful bloke'
Tuesday 20 July 1993
But the Miss Australia organisers agreed to accept him only in a separate male category. Mr Taylor is 'disappointed' with the decision, but won't be appealing.
EXORCISM in the Vatican is discussed in a new book by a French Cardinal who described how the Pope expelled demons from a 'possessed' woman who yelled and rolled on the floor during an audience in the Vatican in 1982.
In My Six Popes, Cardinal Jacques Martin writes of the exorcism of Francesca F: 'We could hear her cries. The Pope began to pray, saying various exorcisms, but in vain. When at the end he said, 'I will say Mass for you tomorrow', suddenly Francesca F became normal and apologised to the Pope.' His Holiness said it was the first time something like that had happened to him, and that it was 'a real Biblical scene', the Cardinal wrote. He said the woman returned for an audience with the Pope a year later, 'perfectly recovered', and announced that she was soon to be a mother.
THE director Sydney Pollack says his latest film, The Firm, has been a hit because people identify with its protagonist. Mitchell McDeere, played by Tom Cruise, is a Harvard Law School graduate who finds out that his firm is a front for the mob. 'He's like an 'everyman' who's ambitious and wants to conquer the world,' Pollack said. 'He's got the American dream handed to him only to find out it's totally rotten.'
Pollack has been somewhat luckier. He left Indiana aged 17 to become an actor, but by the time he got to Hollywood he had no illusions left. 'I'd already heard all the horror stories . . . so I wasn't shocked by anything I saw.' Still, at least his American dream has come true.
BOLDLY going where he has been before, Robin Williams, who once played an alien in the sitcom Mork and Mindy, might go back into television orbit, this time as a guest on Star Trek: The Next Generation. The show's executive producer, Rick Berman said: 'We want to give him a substantial part, not a cameo.'
He said Lyle Lovett is 'also an obsessive fan' and wants to appear on the show, too. 'He would be a natural for an alien,' Mr Berman said. There may even be a part for Lovett's new bride, Julia Roberts: 'We're always open to alien- human romance.'
SUMO'S lone American grand champion, Akebono (aka Chad Rowan), has donated 1m yen (pounds 6,300) of prize money for survivors of Japan's earthquake that killed at least 180 people last week. The donation amounted to one-fifth of Akebono's winnings on Sunday in the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament.
- 1 Asteroid narrowly scrapes past Earth: how to watch the closest space rock for decades as it flies by
- 3 The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
- 4 British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
- 5 Watch Richard Dawkins read his own hatemail: 'I hope you do get sodomised by satanic monkeys in hell'
Paris attacks: Do not call Charlie Hebdo killers 'terrorists', BBC says
UK weather: Snow to fall in the coming week with sub-zero temperatures to last until early February
Asteroid narrowly scrapes past Earth: how to watch the closest space rock for decades as it flies by
Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
Prince Philip set to be knighted by Australia: Celebrate by reading his greatest gaffes
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally
£38000 - £42000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: One of the UK's best performing...
£35000 - £43000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Our award-winning client is one...
£15000 - £21000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This leading provider of Atlas ...
£18000 - £20000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Opportunity to join established...