The 35-year-old actress/model has added a new tattoo to her collection in honor of her late boyfriend, three months after she pledged her love on what would have been his 35th birthday.
AceShowbiz –Lauren London has paid tribute to her late partner Nipsey Hussle by having a handwritten note he gave her tattooed on her arm.
The “Dedication” hitmaker, real name Ermias Asghedom, was fatally shot outside his Marathon Clothing store in Los Angeles in March, 2019, aged 33.
London, who shares four-year-old son Kross with Hussle, has already had various tattoo tributes to her late love but decided to add to her collection with a particularly poignant note the rapper once sent her.
An image of the new inking was shared on Instagram by tattoo artist Steve Wiebe, who also created the etching of Hussle’s face on her other forearm.
The sweet message reads, “2 Lauren you my heart love you more! – Ermias. (sic)”
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“Note Nipsey wrote to his (heart emoji) @laurenlondon,” Wiebe captioned the picture.
He also shared a snap to his Instagram Story, which showed him painstakingly copying the note onto Lauren’s arm.
Nipsey Hussle and Lauren London started dating in 2013. The couple welcomed a baby boy in 2016. Lauren additionally has a child from a previous relationship with Lil Wayne while Nipsey shares another kid with an ex.
Back in August on what would have been his 35th birthday, Lauren pledged her love for the late star in an Instagram tribute.
“King Ermias Best friend Twin Flame Greatest Teacher Beautiful Strong Vessel The Spiritual Giant that walked Earth (sic),” so she captioned a black-and-white photo of the MC. ” ‘I Miss You’ will never be deep enough for the void left in my soul. Yet, I know you walk with me- always still. Happy 35th Eternally Yours, Boogie.”
Do you miss Steve Harrington’s perfect hair? I miss Steve Harrington’s perfect hair. The good news is, Stranger Things is getting a fourth season, so we will be seeing those luscious locks sometime in the (hopefully) near future! Here’s a rundown of everything we know about what’s next for your favorite Netflix series while you wait for season 4.
First things first: Will there even be a season 4?
YEP. The show’s obviously a huge hit, and its producer, Shawn Levy, and creators, Matt and Ross Duffer (aka the Duffer Brothers), have all basically said it’s going to go on forever. (JK. There will probably be, like, five seasons.) Netflix officially confirmed the news on September 30.
There are new people joining the cast!
In November, a ton of new cast members were announced via Deadline. First is Jamie Campbell Bower, who had a real goth boi moment as Anthony in Sweeney Todd, one of the Volturi in Twilight, Jace in the Mortal Instruments movie, and young Grindelwald in the Fantastic Beasts movies. According to Deadline, he’s playing an orderly at a psychiatric hospital named Peter Ballard. What is this, Ratched? Next is Eduardo Franco from Booksmart, who will play a stoner pizza delivery dude named who becomes friends with Jonathan. His name is “Argyle” which sounds… like a choice. There’s also going to be a new character called Eddie Munson, played by Joseph Quinn from the 2017 Howard’s End mini-series, who runs the Dungeons and Dragons club called “the Hellfire Club” at Hawkins High. It always comes down to D&D somehow on Stranger Things, doesn’t it? But wait, there’s more! Freddy Krueger himself, Robert Englund, will play a man serving time for murder in the afore-mentioned psychiatric hospital named Victor Creel. So that’s, uh, terrifying. Tom Wlaschiha, the faceless man from Game of Thrones, will play a character who befriends Hopper in Russia — and other new cast members include Sherman Augustus (Into the Badlands), Mason Dye (Teen Wolf), and Nikola Djuricko (Legends).
It’s going to take place outside of Hawkins.
Did you catch that casual little “We’re not in Hawkins anymore” thrown into the end of that season 4 announcement? Let the conspiracy theories commence! Personally, I’m voting for the Stranger Things crew to end up literally anywhere that does not have a big, scary forest. Or a portal to the Upside Down.
Season 4 will be absolutely bonkers.
“I think the biggest thing that’s going to happen is it’s going to open up a little bit, not necessarily in terms of scale, in terms of special effects, but open up in terms of allowing plotlines into areas outside of Hawkins,” Matt Duffer said.
And Ross Duffer teased this little bit of info: “Obviously, the question of who that American is in that cell and then also what they’re doing with the Demogorgon is a tease. That’s obviously going to play a huge role in a potential season 4.”
We know the title of episode 1!
See for yourself, straight from Netflix UK’s Twitter account:
BORIS Johnson revealed today that his tough new tier rules will last until spring after the coronavirus lockdown ends next week.
The PM's new rules will be significantly harsher than before, plunging millions into stricter rules, and will last until at least the end of March.
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As he laid out the Government's Covid Winter Plan, he hailed the "sacrifices of millions of people across the United Kingdom" which had helped to control the virus and drive cases down.
The new strategy aims to get the R rate below one and keep it there with the fresh set of draconian rules, which are likely to be opposed by a string of disgruntled backbenchers.
Mr Johnson admitted that "many more regions will fall – at least temporarily – into higher tiers than before" meaning more Brits face being unable to see friends and family inside until around Easter.
He said: "The scientific advice, I am afraid, is that our tiers need to be made tougher".
In a frank address to the public alongside Chris Whitty this evening, he admitted that "those months [ahead] will be hard" – not least because of the pressure on the NHS.
And he said: "That is why when we come out of lockdown next week we must not just throw away all the gains we have made.
"We will continue to bear down hard on the virus."
And the PM confirmed there WILL be a break in the rules for the festive period – but families will "need to make a careful judgement" about visiting older relatives as the virus "doesn't know" it's Christmas.
He joked at tonight's press conference: "It is the season to be jolly – but to also be jolly careful…
"We want people to be able to celebrate, but we don't want to ruin it by overdoing it."
Life would start looking closer to normal by Easter, he promised.
Most people who need the vaccine will be able to get the jab by then, he said.
Brits may start to be able to get a freedom pass to do more activities in areas with mass testing, he suggested too.
The rules will be reviewed every 14 days to check if they are working, and to see whether they can be relaxed.
The PM will lay out which place will go into which tier on Thursday.
He warned today: "Without sensible precautions, we would risk the virus escalating into a Winter or New Year surge.
"We are not going to replace national measures with a free for all."
Of the vaccine he added: "We are not out of the woods yet. We can hear the drumming hooves of the cavalry coming over the brow of the hill and they’re not here yet."
The new rules, which will come in next week include:
Households will be only able to meet up in Tier 3 in outdoor spaces like parks
Pubs and restaurants in the top Tier will have to stay shut – but drive-throughs and deliveries can continue
Tier 2 pub rules will be toughened, with only places serving food with drinks allowed even outside
Pubs, restaurants, casinos, bowling alleys, soft play areas, museums, galleries and cinemas in Tier 3 will have to stay shut
Gyms and beauty salons can open across the nation – and all shops will open their doors again
Brits will be able to go to see football matches in the lower tiers from December 2 onwards
Elderly Brits will be able to come out of care homes to spend Christmas with the family if everyone tests negative
New parents with a kid under one will be allowed to form support bubbles
The Rule of Six will return across all Tiers but the 10pm curfew will be moved to 11pm
Weddings will be allowed to take place with 15 guests and collective worship can continue – but receptions are banned in Tier 3
It was also confirmed that there will be a new trial in Liverpool to scrap isolation of contacts of people who test positive – and instead they will take daily tests for a week and carry on their lives as normal
The Speaker was forced to pause the Commons halfway through the PM's speech after Boris accidentally put himself on mute during the question and answer session.
Matt Hancock, the Health Secretary, had to step in to take over after technical issues with the PM – who is still in isolation in No10 after coming into contact with an MP who tested positive.
NO TIER 4
Most of the country is expected to return to the most stringent Tier 3 or high risk Tier 2 – but these will be beefed up.
Gyms, beauty salons and all shops will be able to reopen.
But in Tier 2 people will only be allowed to drink if they do so with a meal.
And punters will only be able to dine indoors with people they live with.
In Tier 3 pubs and restaurants will have to be shut completely, along with hotels, and indoor entertainment.
Mass testing will be rolled out in the top Covid alert levels in a bid to try and get the cases down again.
The hated 10pm curfew will finally be ditched by ministers and replaced with demands to take last orders – and a final closing time of 11pm, giving Brits a chance to finish their drinks before being forced onto the street.
In a huge boost for retailers, all shops will be allowed to open in the crucial run-up to Christmas — regardless of their local lockdown measures.
The tougher new tiers comes with a slice of good news for families, after the four nations signed off a plan to let people across the UK gather for Christmas.
It is understood up to three households will be able to come together for a turkey dinner indoors, subject to final agreement with the devolved nations.
There are also hopes that these “festive bubbles” will be able to go out for Christmas meals together — as long as they do not mingle with other households.
The ban on household mixing in Tiers 2 and 3 will likely be lifted for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day through to the delayed Boxing Day Bank Holiday on December 28.
And in Tier 1, the “Rule of Six” is set to be suspended to allow bigger groups to celebrate.
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said today it was "likely" household bubbles would be able to join – but said bringing four households together was not discussed.
She said there is an "obvious desire" to reunite over Christmas but stressed it needed to be done "safely" to minimise risks.
Ministers will look at five criteria to work out what tiers to put the nation back into.
Analysis of cases across all age groups
Analysis of cases among the over 60s
Rate at which cases are rising/falling (R rate)
The number of tests in local populations found to have Covid – prevalence per 100k
The current and projected pressures on the NHS
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said it was "too early to say" which places will go into which tiers.
He told LBC today: "Based on the numbers that I’ve seen, which is a slow down in the virus spreading, it’s coming down in parts of London in a couple of boroughs.
"If we continue to make this progress, if Londoners continue to do the right thing, then what I suspect may will happen, what I hope would happen is when the lockdown’s lifted on December 2nd, London would probably be in what is called tier two."
TEST THEM ALL
Mr Johnson told MPs the increase in new Covid cases in England is “flattening off” after the nationwide lockdown measures.
But he warned: “We are not out of the woods yet.”
Mr Hancock said this morning that Tier 3 combined with mass testing in Liverpool meant new coronavirus cases started to fall "quite remarkably".
Mr Hancock also talked up the possibility of Brits' lives starting to get back to normal by Easter after the Oxford AstraZenaca vaccine announced it had "up to 90 per cent" effectiveness.
He said: “It is subject to that regulatory approval and I really stress that because the medicines regulator, it's called the MHRA, is independent, they're rigorous, they're one of the best regulators in the world.
"They will be very, very careful to ensure that they look at all the data to make sure that this is safe.
"Subject to that approval, we hope to be able to start vaccinating next month."
Most jabs will start being rolled out in January to March, he said.
“And we hope that sometime after Easter things will be able to start to get back to normal."
A Florida high school teacher, soccer coach and church youth leader is facing 408 counts of child pornography possession, according to authorities.
Shawn Fitzgerald, 46, was allegedly busted with hundreds of illegal images of children involved in sexual activity on his phone, Polk County Sheriff Gray Judd said Saturday.
The images show infants as young as 10 months old and children being sexually abused by adults and engaging in acts with other kids, police say.
It does not appear that Fitzgerald produced the images or harmed any children personally, Judd said, but officials say he is likely to face additional charges.
Police arrested Fitzgerald Friday after being tipped off by the National Center on Missing and Exploited Children.
Fitzgerald teaches special needs students at Lakeland High School outside of Tampa, and has coached the boy’s soccer team there since 2014. He is also the youth director at First United Methodist Church in Bartow.
“We are shocked and disgusted by these charges. As educators, we are entrusted with the well-being of our young people every day. It is our sacred duty to set the highest moral example in our schools and our communities,” said Superintendent Jacqueline Byrd in a statement to local television station WFLA.
“We are cooperating fully with the investigation to ensure justice is served, and we are in the process of terminating this employee.”
Fitzgerald’s church said, “We are saddened to learn of the arrest of Shawn Fitzgerald, youth director at First UMC, Bartow. Upon notification of his arrest, he was placed on unpaid administrative leave. We have no knowledge of any inappropriate conduct by Mr. Fitzgerald with anyone associated with First UMC.
“We have a strict Child and Youth Protection Policy that we continue to enforce. It is our understanding that the police investigation is on-going. Our prayers are will with all involved in this situation.”
Fitzgerald is being held in the Polk County Jail on $2 million bail.
On Saturday, the Love Is Blind star, 26, shared that he and girlfriend Aubrey Rainey, 25, are going to be parents to a boy in April 2021.
To announce the exciting news, Cuevas posted a video on Instagram to reveal the sex of their baby on the way. In the clip, he and Rainey are standing on the rooftop of The 9 hotel in Cleveland with a group of friends and family.
"I love this stuff guys," Cuevas said. "Aubrey’s very impatient…actually we both are. We already know the gender but we decided to do this for everyone and share it with the world."
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To kick off the reveal, Cuevas set off a box of fireworks while Rainey stood to the side eager to shoot her confetti popper.
As the fireworks launched into the sky, Cuevas and Rainey popped their confetti cannons and blue streamers flew into the air.
"It's a boy!" Cuevas exclaimed as the group erupted in cheers. "We’re super excited. Stay tuned to hear the rest of our journey here for the next couple of months. Take care."
Several of Cuevas' Love Is Blind costars congratulated the personal trainer on his baby on the way. "Congrats my guy! Your little dude is going to have the best life! He definitely has some of the coolest parents," Matt Barnett replied.
Amber Pike, who is still with Barnett who she married sight unseen, commented, "So excited to meet y’all’s little guy! Congratulations y’all! ❤️."
"Congratulations, man! You’re going to be an incredible father," added Kenny Barnes.
According to Cuevas' recent Instagram, his and Rainey's baby is 16 weeks along and "is officially the size of an avocado."
Last month, PEOPLE exclusively confirmed that Cuevas and Rainey are expecting their first child together.
"We found out together after a weekend spent with friends and family in West Virginia for Labor Day weekend," the parents-to-be told PEOPLE.
Rainey, who is from Ohio and now lives with Cuevas in Atlanta, also said she felt "very fatigued in the beginning" of her pregnancy. "No morning sickness at all, thankfully! Luckily I am starting to get a lot of the normal energy back," she shared.
The couple has been dating since the summer. "We met at a restaurant in Atlanta, kept in contact and started visiting each other frequently," they said. "We took a Fourth of July trip to Savannah, Georgia, where we officially started dating and then never left each other's side since."
Cuevas first introduced his fans and followers to Rainey in July, when he shared a photo of them on Instagram with the caption, "Thankful."
"He's very happy with her," a source told PEOPLE of Cuevas and Rainey. Although he initially kept her identity a secret, Cuevas finally tagged Rainey in a September post.
New mom Rachel Reilly is full of appreciation for her body!
Just over a week after the Big Brother alum, 36, welcomed her second child with husband Brendon Villegas — a son named Adler Mateo — Reilly showed off her post-baby body.
“Why I love my #postpartum body! It’s real!!!” she wrote on Instagram, alongside a series of photos which showed the mother of two rocking a two-piece swimsuit during a recent trip to the beach with Villegas and their daughter Adora Borealis, 4½.
“It’s not perfect – it’s strong it’s healing – it gave me a new life,” she continued.
Reilly also went on to share how grateful she felt to enjoy some time outdoors, while also encouraging her followers to “be safe” and do their part to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. “Also love that I can get out and walk the beach and enjoy fresh air!!!” she wrote, adding, “Be safe wear a mask / social distance.”
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Villegas, 40, announced baby Adler's birth on Nov. 11, revealing at the time that they hadn't decided on a name just yet.
"Thank you for all the well wishes for Rachel and the baby. Rachel and our baby boy are both healthy and doing well," he wrote on Twitter. "They are recovering at UCLA. I am sure it will not be too long until Rachel shares some pics, but I will leave that up to our momma warrior. No name as of yet."
The couple went on to reveal the newborn’s moniker several days later.
Reilly and Villegas revealed to PEOPLE in May that they were expecting their second child after "trying for a while."
"We are beyond excited,” Reilly said of her pregnancy at the time.
The second-time parents went on to announce the sex of their new addition in September. "It's going to be so fun to have a girl and a boy! Adora is going to teach her baby brother so much and I can't wait to meet him," Reilly previously told PEOPLE, admitting that she "totally wanted a baby boy."
And while the couple had hoped for a son, Villegas went on to emphasize that their main focus is keeping their family healthy.
"Of course we both wanted a boy, but when you become pregnant immediately before the onset of a major pandemic, all you can focus on is keeping your family safe," he said.
The couple first met in 2010 on season 12 of Big Brother, before returning to the house for a second time the following year, when Reilly won. They later appeared as a couple on two seasons of The Amazing Race, and Reilly went back for a third season with her sister Elissa.
At least 20 detectives are investigating the Adelaide pizza shop where an employee on a temporary graduate visa lied to contact tracers, plunging South Australia into the hardest lockdown in the country.
Police have revealed the worker, who initially claimed he was a customer at the Woodville Pizza Bar in Adelaide's north, is a 36-year-old Spanish man, lawfully in Australia on a temporary graduate visa which is due to expire in mid-December.
"There is a spotlight that has been shone on the pizza bar as a result of these circumstances … We are interested in speaking to at least two other people who we believe can assist us with our inquiries, and my investigators will remain in contact with those in due course," South Australia Police Commissioner Grant Stevens said.
Police boosted patrols at the pizzeria after the Premier said an employee’s lie had resulted in the SA lockdown.Credit:Getty Images
"I can't elaborate any further in relation to the circumstances, this is obviously now an ongoing investigation."
A hard lockdown in South Australia is due to end on Saturday night, three days earlier than originally planned after authorities uncovered the pizza shop worker’s lie.
Authorities originally thought the man in question had contracted the virus after buying a pizza from the shop, leading to concerns about potential widespread community transmission and a possible "super strain" of the virus being passed on via surfaces.
Instead, the man had worked shifts at the pizza bar where he was infected while working alongside a security guard who had contracted the virus at the Peppers Waymouth quarantine hotel in Adelaide's CBD.
Mr Stevens said it was "fair to say that had this person been more upfront with us we would not have instituted a six-day lockdown".
"This is the one element that pushed us from the level of restrictions we were implementing on Tuesday to a much harsher regime," he said.
But he defended the initial lockdown based on the information known at the time.
"I think the actions in the first instance where appropriate … the contact tracing process is not as straightforward as people might expect it to be and the need to act quickly is always there."
He also said authorities did not want to create a culture of fear around disclosing information to contact tracers.
"We are taking a fair and objective approach to this, we don't go in with preconceived ideas from an investigative point of view," he said.
"We would certainly encourage anybody who is being spoken to by our contact traces to be honest and upfront. It is a confidential interview between them and the contact tracer, [we are not] interested in [investigating] information for police purposes."
One new case, already in quarantine
South Australia will persist with its plans to lift its six-day lockdown early after only one new COVID-19 case was detected on Saturday.
The new case is the partner of a previous case and is already in quarantine. "They don't pose any risk at all to the community," said Chief Health Officer Professor Nicola Spurrier.
There were no further cases of undetected community transmission after 19,000 people were tested for COVID-19 on Friday.
The Parafield cluster which sparked the initial lockdown now spans 26 cases.
South Australian health authorities have identified more than 5400 contacts who are now isolating due to direct links to the cluster.
But Professor Spurrier said SA Health was still working to get in touch with 40 close contacts it had not yet been able to communicate with. "That is a big push today," she said.
Premier Stephen Marshall said South Australians were "absolutely delighted that as of midnight tonight we will be lifting the stay-at-home order".
"I also know that many South Australians were absolutely delighted and relieved yesterday when we announced that people could get out for exercise within their family or household groups for up to two hours per day," he said.
But he said the state was "not out of woods yet".
"The expert health advice we have received is that we are still managing a very dangerous cluster and although we are reducing those restrictions, we are still very concerned about this cluster," he said.
Health authorities are still working to identify and quarantine cases linked to the Parafield cluster but Mr Marshall said it was "great news" there had not been widespread transmission.
"We don't have widespread community transmission and every case can be traced back to its origin," he said.
Mr Stevens said the state was aiming to remove all new restrictions by December 1 if all coronavirus clusters are contained. South Australia would also remove its border restriction with Victoria on that date.
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If you don’t know Teedra Moses by now, you need to get familiar.
The underground Queen of Soul and R&B has returned with her latest jam you can groove to, from her upcoming album The Bull$h*t, set for release early next year. And one thing we know about Ms. Moses—she’s always going telling it like she is. Following her 2015 projects Clair Voyant and Cognac & Conversation, the album’s first single “Cashmere Compliments” is quintessential Teedra, with a grown twist.
On the track she sings, “Give me cashmere, compliments / Blow my mind / Make me feel,” she sings on the chorus. “Turn me on / Turn me out / That ain’t what you about? / Get the f**k on, leave me alone.”
Produced by Trackademicks and Lucky Ry, the vibe is one we so desperately need to close out a tumultuous 2020. And honestly, it happened by chance. “By the time I finished it, we were in the pandemic situation and it just felt really really good. Instead of leaning into the heaviness of the times and the social situations that were going on, what I found solace in was music.”
She continues, “Take for example, D Nice — it’s the music that kept people together. And I felt like the music that I wanted to present in this time of such heaviness, I wanted to present something light and would make you feel happy. And it just so happens that the subject matter is exactly where I am right now in life. I’m very happy with my life, and if a man wants to come into my life, I’m all for it. I want to have fun, but I don’t want the b-llshit. That’s not even an option. There’s really no actual need, so if you come over here, it has to feel good.”
And though this may be the same Teedra we all know and love, there’s most definitely some growth to her new music. “I’m an evolved Teedra from 2004, but the direction doesn’t really change. I just go deeper into whoever I am at that time. What I will say, however, is that by going deeper in, I became obsessed with musicality. I’m very strong on the production side, and not just the lyrics and melody, I’m heavily involved in the music and the arrangement.”
A new album means new collaborations, and when asked who’s on her wishlist to work with, she listed one clear choice: Mr. Neptune himself, Pharrell Williams. “I’ve always wanted to work with Pharrell because I’ve always wanted to work with Prince,” she explained. “And Prince is gone. I love Pharrell and I think he’s the first child of Prince.”
But don’t confuse Teedra’s underground appeal with being underrated, because that’s definitely not something she considers herself to be. “If more people knew, I’d be rated higher. I’m rated top notch for the people that know me. I think when people know of it, they respect it and they love it. That’s the response that I’ve gotten throughout my career. If you make good music it’s going to walk on it’s own.”
We can’t wait to hear what else is in store on The Bull$h*t. In the meantime, check out the video of “Cashmere Compliments” below.
Some Cineworld cinemas will NEVER reopen after Covid lockdown as bosses consider permanent closures and job losses in bid to save struggling movie house chain
Virus forced industry-wide cinema closures for several weeks earlier this year
Cineworld then shut all 128 of its venues again last month, with 5,500 jobs at risk
A lack of new films has meant cinemas have struggled to draw in audiences
Postponement of the latest James Bond picture cited as a potential final straw
Some Cineworld cinemas are set to never reopen after the coronavirus lockdown as bosses consider permanent closures and job cuts in a desperate bid to save the struggling movie house chain.
The company has been hammered by the pandemic, which forced industry-wide closures for several weeks earlier this year.
Cineworld then shut all 128 of its venues again last month – of its own accord this time, rather than under government orders – with 5,500 people said to be at risk of losing their jobs.
A lack of new films has meant cinemas have struggled to draw in audiences in recent months, with the postponement of the latest James Bond picture, No Time To Die, cited as the potential final straw for many.
Some Cineworld cinemas are set to never reopen after the coronavirus lockdown as bosses consider permanent closures and job cuts in a desperate bid to save the struggling movie house chain
It was reported last night that Cineworld, which owes some £6.2 billion to its lenders, was lining up a rescue package as a result, and that slashing rents and shuttering swathes of sites could be required to balance the books.
Even when the England-wide lockdown ends, Cineworld has no plans to open and has hired restructuring firm Alix Partners to hold emergency talks with lenders.
It is also understood to be considering raising money from investors or restructuring its debt top help avoid breaching its loan terms in December.
When last month’s closures were revealed, staff took to Twitter to slam the company for not telling employees about the plans before they were reported in the Sunday Times – which said in its report that it had approached Cineworld for a comment prior to publication.
One Twitter user said: ‘This is going out to all my fellow Cineworld colleagues up and down the country, wishing you the best in these early hours with the news of the closures.
‘Been with Cineworld for 12 years, to find out I’ve not got a job via Twitter; once again; is damn appalling.’
The announcement that the new 007 film would be delayed until April 2021 was made just weeks before it was about to be released, coming as a huge blow to cinemas.
The highly-anticipated movie had already been postponement from its original release date in April due to coronavirus.
Then, the release of the highly-anticipated Fast and Furious sequel F9 was also delayed again, while Disney announced in September that its live-action version of Mulan instead debut on its streaming service Disney Plus instead of a theatrical release.
Union Bectu, which represents staff in the cinema sector, urged filmmakers last month to think ‘carefully’ about the impact delayed releases could have on the industry.
A lack of new films has meant cinemas have struggled to draw in audiences in recent months, with the postponement of the latest James Bond picture, No Time To Die, cited as the potential final straw for many
A spokesperson said: ‘The delay in the release of the Bond film, along with the other delayed releases, has plunged cinema into crisis.’
Boss Philippa Childs said: ‘If these reports are true, then the first people Cineworld should be informing are their staff who will suffer as a result – not the Sunday newspapers.
‘Whilst cinemas have been able to open since July, and the experience of those who have visited since then has been an overwhelmingly positive one, the stark reality is that without new releases it is unlikely that footfall will increase to a level that makes opening financially viable.’
Cineworld, which also owns the Picturehouse chain and the Regal chain in the US, employs around 45,000 staff, including 5,500 in the UK.
Yesterday, the owner of London’s Trocadero Centre lodged a High Court claim against Cineworld, suing it for £1.4 million over unpaid bills, while shares were down 8.7 per cent in early trading.
The company declined to comment.
How nearly 219,000 job losses have been revealed by major UK firms since lockdown began
Some 215,471 job losses have been announced by major British employers since the start of the coronavirus lockdown in March as follows:
November 19 – Peacocks and Jaeger
November 13 – Greggs – 820
November 5 – Sainsbury’s and Argos – 3,500
November 4 – John Lewis – 1,500
November 4 – Lloyds – 1,070
October 29 – Pizza Express – 1,300
October 7 – Greene King – 800
October 6 – Virgin Money – 400
October 6 – Vp – 150
October 5 – Cineworld – 5,500 (many cuts likely to be temporary)
September 30 – TSB – 900
September 30 – Shell – 9,000 worldwide
September 29 – Ferguson – 1,200
September 22 – Wetherspoon – 400 to 450
September 22 – Whitbread – 6,000
September 18 – Investec – 210
September 15 – Waitrose – 124
September 14 – London City Airport – 239
September 9 – Lloyds Bank – 865
September 9 – Pizza Hut – 450
September 4 – Virgin Atlantic – 1,150
September 3 – Costa – 1,650
August 27 – Pret a Manger – 2,800 (includes 1,000 announced on July 6)
August 26 – Gatwick Airport – 600
August 25 – Co-operative Bank – 350
August 20 – Alexander Dennis – 650
August 18 – Bombardier – 95
August 18 – Marks & Spencer – 7,000
August 14 – Yo! Sushi – 250
August 14 – River Island – 350
August 12 – NatWest – 550
August 11 – InterContinental Hotels – 650 worldwide
August 11 – Debenhams – 2,500
August 7 – Evening Standard – 115
August 6 – Travelex – 1,300
August 6 – Wetherspoons – 110 to 130
August 5 – M&Co – 380
August 5 – Arsenal FC – 55
August 5 – WH Smith – 1,500
August 4 – Dixons Carphone – 800
August 4 – Pizza Express – 1,100 at risk
August 3 – Hays Travel – up to 878
August 3 – DW Sports – 1,700 at risk
July 31 – Byron – 651
July 30 – Pendragon – 1,800
July 29 – Waterstones – unknown number of head office roles
July 28 – Selfridges – 450
July 27 – Oak Furnitureland – 163 at risk
July 23 – Dyson – 600 in UK, 300 overseas
July 22 – Mears – fewer than 200
July 20 – Marks & Spencer – 950 at risk
July 17 – Azzurri Group (owns Zizzi and Ask Italian) – up to 1,200
July 16 – Genting – 1,642 at risk
July 16 – Burberry – 150 in UK, 350 overseas
July 15 – Banks Mining – 250 at risk
July 15 – Buzz Bingo – 573 at risk
July 14 – Vertu – 345 July 14 – DFS – up to 200 at risk
July 9 – General Electric – 369
July 9 – Eurostar – unknown number
July 9 – Boots – 4,000
July 9 – John Lewis – 1,300 at risk
July 9 – Burger King – 1,600 at risk
July 7 – Reach (owns Daily Mirror and Daily Express newspapers) – 550
July 6 – Pret a Manger – 1,000 at risk
July 2 – Casual Dining Group (owns Bella Italia and Cafe Rouge) – 1,909
July 1 – SSP (owns Upper Crust) – 5,000 at risk
July 1 – Arcadia (owns TopShop) – 500
July 1 – Harrods – 700
July 1 – Virgin Money – 300
June 30 – Airbus – 1,700
June 30 – TM Lewin – 600
June 30 – Smiths Group – ‘some job losses’
June 25 – Royal Mail – 2,000
June 24 – Jet2 – 102
June 24 – Swissport – 4,556
June 24 – Crest Nicholson – 130
June 23 – Shoe Zone – unknown number of jobs in head office
June 19 – Aer Lingus – 500
June 17 – HSBC – unknown number of jobs in UK, 35,000 worldwide
June 15 – Jaguar Land Rover – 1,100
June 15 – Travis Perkins – 2,500
June 12 – Le Pain Quotidien – 200
June 11 – Heathrow – at least 500
June 11 – Bombardier – 600
June 11 – Johnson Matthey – 2,500
June 11 – Centrica – 5,000
June 10 – Quiz – 93
June 10 – The Restaurant Group (owns Frankie and Benny’s) – 3,000
June 10 – Monsoon Accessorise – 545
June 10 – Everest Windows – 188
June 8 – BP – 10,000 worldwide
June 8 – Mulberry – 375
June 5 – Victoria’s Secret – 800 at risk
June 5 – Bentley – 1,000
June 4 – Aston Martin – 500
June 4 – Lookers – 1,500
May 29 – Belfast International Airport – 45
May 28 – Debenhams (in second announcement) – ‘hundreds’ of jobs
May 28 – EasyJet – 4,500 worldwide
May 26 – McLaren – 1,200
May 22 – Carluccio’s – 1,000
May 21 – Clarks – 900
May 20 – Rolls-Royce – 9,000
May 20 – Bovis Homes – unknown number
May 19 – Ovo Energy – 2,600
May 19 – Antler – 164
May 15 – JCB – 950 at risk
May 13 – Tui – 8,000 worldwide
May 12 – Carnival UK (owns P&O Cruises and Cunard) – 450