World’s most expensive dram was a fake

World’s most expensive dram was a fake
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe dram was bought for £7,600 A dram of vintage Scotch bought by a Chinese millionaire in a Swiss hotel bar for £7,600 was a fake, laboratory tests have concluded.Analysts from Scotland were called in by the Waldhaus Am See hotel in St Moritz after experts questioned the authenticity of the 2cl shot.It had been poured from an unopened bottle labelled as an 1878 Macallan single malt.It is believed to be

Bake Off finale watched by 7.3 million

Bake Off finale watched by 7.3 million
That saw an average 7.7 million tune in to see the events from the London Games. But the Bake Off ratings are lower than the 14 million who tuned in to BBC One in 2016 to see Candice Brown crowned champion. That figure rose to 15.9 million when those watching on catch up services were included. Image copyright Channel 4 Image caption Sophie Faldo said it was "surreal" to be crowned the winner There was a peak audience of

Harvey Weinstein May Have To Face The Rape Allegations In Court Next Month

Harvey Weinstein May Have To Face The Rape Allegations In Court Next Month
Harvey Weinstein's upcoming trial could be far worse than he ever imagined! The disgraced producer is set to go to court over a fraud claim from director David Frankel, who alleges Harvey agreed to a wide release of his 2014 film One Chance, only for him to not go through with it. David claims he's owed millions of dollars in damages since the movie wasn't released on the minimum number of screens they allegedly agreed upon in their contract.

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ season 2 is heating up

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ season 2 is heating up
The Handmaid’s Tale . The Handmaid’s TaleBut unlike the novel from 1986, the TV show plans to move forward with a second season and continue the story of the handmaids trapped in Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly the United States. Not only will viewers learn the fate of Offred—whether she’s heading toward the colonies or getting saved by the Mayday resistance after all—but season two also promises to further explore the complex world a Gilead, where

How the GOP’s tax plan will screw you specifically

How the GOP’s tax plan will screw you specifically
One of the Republicans’ favorite fiscal tricks is masking benefit cuts for average Americans behind tax cuts. The hope is that most voters will see a paltry middle-class tax cut instead of the massive cuts to programs and huge breaks for the rich. The House GOP’s newest attempt at a massive tax cut for the wealthy was released on Thursday. Called the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” the plan is heavy on cuts and low on jobs. We don’t

Advice from police chiefs who dealt with mass shootings

Advice from police chiefs who dealt with mass shootings
In Las Vegas, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo has been the face of the police response to the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, which left 58 dead and injured 546 people on October 1. Sheriff clarifies Las Vegas shooting timelinePulse survivor: 'That night, I was helpless'What did you learn about your department, and about humanity? Burguan: You're proud of your folks when you see something terrible happen and you know that, at this moment, that the natural

Long-forgotten Rodin sculpture discovered in New Jersey town hall

Long-forgotten Rodin sculpture discovered in New Jersey town hall
(CNN)In the corner of the council room of the town hall in Madison, New Jersey, sits a sculpture by Auguste Rodin that had been overlooked for years.The discovery came only in 2014, when the Hartley Dodge Foundation, which maintains the building's artworks, hired 22-year-old Mallory Mortillaro as a temporary archivist."I was intrigued. I was a little confused about why this piece would be here without anyone knowing anything about it," Mortillaro told CNN.Mortillaro told the trustees what she had

With ‘House of Cards’ production halted, what’s next for Kevin Spacey?

With ‘House of Cards’ production halted, what’s next for Kevin Spacey?
(CNN)Production on the sixth and final season of "House of Cards" has been halted after star Kevin Spacey was accused of sexual assault by an actor who claims he was a minor at the time of the alleged incident. Spacey issued a statement late Sunday, claiming he did not recall the incident but apologized for what he said would have been "inappropriate drunken behavior.""But if I did behave then as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for

Why Hull fishwife is Maxine Peake’s hero

Why Hull fishwife is Maxine Peake’s hero
For their efforts, she and her fellow "headscarf revolutionaries" were met with disdain, misogyny and even death threats by some Hull men and trawler owners. She was blacklisted and never worked in the fishing industry again. But the campaign worked. The law was changed, and lives were undoubtedly saved. Image caption Prepare the Baftas: Maxine Peake in Three Girls Peake herself is near the top of the acting ladder, despite saying she's never taken the most obvious career opportunities.Her

The lives of the 4 US soldiers killed in Niger

The lives of the 4 US soldiers killed in Niger
(CNN)Sgt. La David Johnson married his childhood sweetheart and was expecting his third child.All four died in an ambush on October 4, after helping local forces in Niger combat terrorists.They came from across the country, each leaving a profound legacy on their communities. Here's what we know about their lives and service of the four soldiers killed: Sgt. La David Johnson, 25Even as an adult, Johnson had a playful spirit, once demonstrated by his unusual method of commuting when

Brit Marling makes Weinstein claims

Brit Marling makes Weinstein claims
Skip Twitter post by @britmarling I put pen to paper about my own experience in hopes that it would give myself + others solace, strength + contexthttps://t.co/C57GSsKBMC— brit marling (@britmarling) October 23, 2017 Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Allegations against Weinstein are subject to criminal investigations in three cities She praised all of the "courageous" women who have come forward to speak out against Weinstein in recent weeks. Marling said she believes it was the writer in her who

Kevin Spacey’s coming out is a tasteless distraction that hurts the LGBTQ community

Kevin Spacey’s coming out is a tasteless distraction that hurts the LGBTQ community
House of Cards executive producer and actor Kevin Spacey allegedly sexually assaulted actor Anthony Rapp when he was 14, according to a story BuzzFeed News broke late Sunday night. And now Spacey’s apology has left LGBTQ activists livid—especially since he used the allegations as an opportunity to come out about his sexuality. According to BuzzFeed’s interview with Rapp, in 1986, Spacey allegedly invited the then-teen actor into his apartment for a party. After the night ended, Spacey reportedly hoisted Rapp onto his bed, rested on

Blue Planet beats Strictly and X Factor

Blue Planet beats Strictly and X Factor
The X Factor returns with ratings low 22 things you need to know about Blue Planet II The verdict on Strictly's new head judge Shirley Ballas This weekend marked the first two live shows of this series for The X Factor - but Simon Cowell was absent from both.The judge was injured after falling down a staircase in his west London home on Friday. Image copyright PA Image caption simon Rimmer became the sixth contestant to leave Strictly Come

Laugh, cry and laugh some more with these audiobooks by funny women

Laugh, cry and laugh some more with these audiobooks by funny women
Women are funny, duh.Image: Flickr, Gage SkidmoreJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. From SNL to Veep to Broad City, funny women are dominating everywhere you look. In fact, "Wise Gals" is now a category under the humor section on Barnes & Noble's website. There are literally countless books written by hilarious women that will make you laugh, cry, and listen to "Run the World" on repeat.  SEE ALSO:

Terror accused ‘squabbled over knife cost’

Terror accused ‘squabbled over knife cost’
But he complained it wasn't good enough because it was too hard to feel like skin. "I know the difference in feeling, the same way I like hitting u. It's fun," he told her via Whatsapp. 'It's just going to sit at home'By January 2017, Mirza announced he wanted to spend £300 on a real knife. The couple were expecting their first child and Ms Taheer said the weapon did not have to be "state of the art"."It's just