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Peter Kay received a “stinking email” from Simon Cowell over the comedian’s X Factor parody Britain’s Got The Pop Factor, it’s been claimed.Back in 2008, the Phoenix Nights star unveiled a two-part parody of the shows that the music mogul had helped popularise around that time, titled *takes deep breath* Britain’s Got The Pop Factor... And Possibly A New Celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar Superstar Strictly On Ice.The show included the vocal talents of voiceover artist Peter Dickson – better known as the booming voice of The X Factor, who announced the contestants each week during the talent show’s live finals.However, it would appear that Simon was not a fan of having his TV shows sent up. In Dickson’s new autobiography, Voiceover Man, he claims that Peter Kay told him of Britain’s Got The Pop Factor: “[Simon] hated it. Hated everything about it. Thought we were taking the piss, undermining his success. He sent me a really stinking email.“He was particularly upset about your involvement and I felt a bit guilty about that as I had given you my word, when we met, that it was an affectionate parody.”Despite his initial disdain, the voice artist went on to claim that when Britain’s Got The Pop Factor proved popular with viewers Simon called the Car Share creator to apologise.HuffPost UK has contacted Simon Cowell’s representatives for comment.Britain’s Got The Pop Factor featured the inclusion of one of Peter Kay’s character alter-egos, Geraldine McQueen, who enjoyed chart success with tracks like The Winner’s Song (a parody of the first releases by X Factor champions) and Once Upon A Christmas Song.Geraldine also duetted with Susan Boyle – who was signed to Simon Cowell’s label at the time – on a cover of I Know Him So Well for Comic Relief.READ MORE:
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Kara Zajac said SPART*A, a small nonprofit serving transgender military service members and veterans, helped her begin her transition while in the Navy. To give back, she volunteered to build the group’s website in her spare time after leaving the military—and kept her eye on a key value: privacy. “I don’t track users,” Zajac said. “Not everyone in the military is wanting to be known for being trans. They might not be out yet. So any time we can protect privacy in that way, we try to do it.” She said she only allowed three trackers on spartapride.org: cookies from… This story continues at The Next Web
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A grand jury in Louisville, Kentucky, has indicted Detective Brett Hankison in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor, charging him with three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.No charges were filed against Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and Officer Myles Cosgrove, the other two police officers who were at the scene the night Taylor was fatally shot. Notably, no murder charges were filed against any of the men.First-degree wanton endangerment is a felony that comes with a sentence of one to five years in prison under Kentucky law. Jefferson County Circuit Judge Annie O’Connell issued a warrant for Hankison’s arrest in a Wednesday hearing and set his bail at $15,000.The charges were tied to shots fired into neighbouring apartments, not those shot inside Taylor’s. O’Connell read the charges aloud, linking each to the occupants of the three apartments that Hankison “wantonly” shot into by listing their initials.She did not say BT for “Breonna Taylor,” suggesting that the grand jury did not deem the shots fired into her apartment as meeting the bar for “wanton endangerment.”Mattingly and Cosgrove have been on paid administrative leave since the March incident; Hankison was fired in June after a review found the detective “wantonly and blindly” fired 10 rounds into Taylor’s apartment.The city of Louisville reached a $12 million settlement with the 26-year-old’s family last week, and also agreed to undertake police reforms like establishing a housing credit program for officers to live in certain low-income areas.At 1:00 a.m. on the morning of March 13, the plainclothes officers shot Taylor, a 26-year-old Black EMT, to death in her own apartment. The officers, who used a battering ram to enter Taylor’s home, had a “no-knock” warrant because they believed a suspect in a drug ring ― who did not live there ― was having packages delivered to Taylor’s home. The individual allegedly involved in the ring had actually been arrested earlier that day, which police acknowledged after the fact.Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, called 911 when the officers burst in and shot at them in self-defence, striking one officer in the femoral artery. The officers responded by firing at least eight bullets, killing Taylor in the hallway.“I don’t know what is happening,” Walker can be heard saying in his frantic 911 call. “Somebody kicked in the door and shot my girlfriend.”Lt. Ted Eidem of the Louisville Metro Police Department’s Public Integrity Unit claimed afterwards that the officers had knocked several times and identified themselves as police before they entered. Taylor’s family, including Walker, disputed this in a wrongful death suit filed in May. None of the officers were wearing body cameras.Walker later told police that he and Taylor heard loud banging at the door around midnight but that nobody identified themselves. The two were concerned it was Taylor’s ex-boyfriend.“First thing [Taylor] said was, ‘Who is it?’ No response. ‘Who is it?’ loud, at the top of her lungs, no response,” Walker told police. “So I’m like what the heck? So I grab my gun, it’s legal, I have a license to carry, I’ve never even fired my gun outside of a range. There’s another knock at the door, she’s yelling at the top of her lungs, and I am too, at this point, ‘Who is it?’”A subsequent search of the apartment found none of the drugs or paraphernalia enumerated in the warrant. Charges against Walker for firing at the police officers were dropped in May.In addition to the Public Integrity Unit’s internal investigation into the police shooting, the FBI confirmed in May that it had also opened an inquiry.Taylor’s death sparked a national outcry that boiled over in May when a white police officer in Minneapolis killed George Floyd, a Black man, by kneeling on his neck, prompting massive, sustained civil unrest and calls for change across the country.Related...
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