Yet Another Ex of William Hurt Says He Beat Her for Years
Frederick M. Brown/GettyThis story contains descriptions of domestic violence and rape.The death of actor William Hurt resurfaced allegations by ex-partners Marlee Matlin and Sandra Jennings that he was physically abusive to the women in his life.Now another former lover is talking about her experience of allegedly being battered by the Oscar winner, whose career was unscathed by the stories of cruel violence.In an essay for Variety, writer and domestic-violence activist Donna Kaz relives how henews.yahoo.com
Michael Apted, director of ‘Up’ documentary series, dies
A representative for the Directors Guild of America said his family informed the organization that he passed Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)Michael Apted, the acclaimed British director of the “Up” documentary series and films as diverse as the Loretta Lynn biopic “Coal Miner’s Daughter” and the James Bond film “The World Is Not Enough,” has died. A representative for the Directors Guild of America said his family informed the organization that he passed Thursday night. Apted served as a researcher on the first film and took over as director seven years later, continuing to check in with the subjects every seven years. “The series was an attempt to do a long view of English society,” Apted told Slant Magazine in 2019.