Adrian Lester

20 Feb 19
Weird Sisters

Visually sumptuous but historically ludicrous, Josie Rourke’s attempt at a feminist re-telling of this 16th Century game of thrones ultimately falls foul of the same old tropes that plague historical storytelling. Cards on the table: I am a historian. So perhaps it’s not quite fair for me to critique this film which is clearly not […]

20 Feb 19
The Irish Sun
MICHAEL Jackson’s maid claims the star “fondled, kissed and petted” young boys at his Neverland Ranch in the latest damning eyewitness allegations about the pop superstar. Adrian McManus has opened up about her time working for the singer amid a series of explosive allegations sparked by a controversial documentary about the late musician. Adrian McManus worked as Michael Jackson’s personal maid for four years and claims he was a paedophile McManus made the claims, including that Jackson hid child sex tapes from police, on Australian news show Unmissable 60 Minutes Speaking on Australian news show Unmissable, the 56-year-old: “The first time I cleaned his bedroom I didn’t even know where to start. “I saw a lot of fondling, hugging, petting, kissing.” Recalling her relationship with Jackson, she said: “He told me I was excellent, you can be with me forever. There was a kind side to him… and yeah, there was a dark side. “It really scared me, I was shocked because I knew it was going to happen again.” [quote credit=”Adrian McManu, former housekeeper at the Neverland Ranch”]The first time I cleaned his bedroom I didn’t even know where to start. I saw a lot of fondling, hugging, petting, kissing[/quote] When asked whether she’d ever contemplated raising the alarm with police, she said: “I was told they could hire a hitman to take me out, slice my neck, would never find my body. “I was scared to say anything bad about Michael. I know the truth – I was there.” McManus’ claims came after further bombshell allegations she made about Jackson – telling Daily Mail TV there was “a lot of Vaseline around Neverland” and soiled underwear hidden in his bedroom. She also alleged Jackson hid a series of VHS cassettes from cops prior to his death a decade ago, aged 50. “I think they were of Michael with boys doing inappropriate things that had to be hidden, or they would have put him in jail,” she said. “I think they were sex tapes.” LEAVING NEVERLAND McManus – one of just a handful of staff to have access to the singer’s bedroom, bathroom and secret chambers – has said she isn’t shocked at the claims made in the Leaving Neverland documentary that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and is due to air on Channel 4 in the first week of March. In the film Wade Robson and James Safechuck say they were aged seven and 10 when the singer befriended them and their families. Now in their 30s, they claim they were sexually abused by Michael Jackson. Jackson always denied the allegations when he was alive. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ NEWS” posts_category=”2″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Police raided his Neverland Ranch in California in 2003 while investigating claims he had molested a 13-year-old boy. The case went to trial and Robson was a main witness for him. He said under oath that the singer never abused him and Jackson was acquitted of all charges in 2005. McManus’ full interview can be seen on An Unmissable 60 Minutes this Sunday at 8.30pm (9.30am Monday GMT).  official website. [bc_video video_id=”5999543101001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=” Harriet Lester, daughter of Michael Jackson’s pal Mark Lester, reveals shock at claims star wanted to ‘marry her'”] McManus, 56, claims she was too scared of Jackson to speak about what she alleges to have witnessed Wade Robson claims Jackson was a serial sex offender Wade Robson, left and James Safechuck, right, both claim Michael Jackson abused them a number of times as children Most of the alleged abuse is said to have taken place at Jackson’s Neverland Ranch in California Jordan Chandler, right centre, claims Jackson molested him. His family were paid a reported $23m The new documentary Leaving Neverland explores some of the sexual abuse allegations made against Michael Jackson We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at tips@the-sun.co.uk or call 0207 782 4368 . You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.
20 Feb 19
The Scottish Sun
MICHAEL Jackson’s maid claims the star “fondled, kissed and petted” young boys at his Neverland Ranch in the latest damning eyewitness allegations about the pop superstar. Adrian McManus has opened up about her time working for the singer amid a series of explosive allegations sparked by a controversial documentary about the late musician. Adrian McManus worked as Michael Jackson’s personal maid for four years and claims he was a paedophile McManus made the claims, including that Jackson hid child sex tapes from police, on Australian news show Unmissable 60 Minutes Speaking on Australian news show Unmissable, the 56-year-old: “The first time I cleaned his bedroom I didn’t even know where to start. “I saw a lot of fondling, hugging, petting, kissing.” Recalling her relationship with Jackson, she said: “He told me I was excellent, you can be with me forever. There was a kind side to him… and yeah, there was a dark side. “It really scared me, I was shocked because I knew it was going to happen again.” [quote credit=”Adrian McManu, former housekeeper at the Neverland Ranch”]The first time I cleaned his bedroom I didn’t even know where to start. I saw a lot of fondling, hugging, petting, kissing[/quote] When asked whether she’d ever contemplated raising the alarm with police, she said: “I was told they could hire a hitman to take me out, slice my neck, would never find my body. “I was scared to say anything bad about Michael. I know the truth – I was there.” McManus’ claims came after further bombshell allegations she made about Jackson – telling Daily Mail TV there was “a lot of Vaseline around Neverland” and soiled underwear hidden in his bedroom. She also alleged Jackson hid a series of VHS cassettes from cops prior to his death a decade ago, aged 50. “I think they were of Michael with boys doing inappropriate things that had to be hidden, or they would have put him in jail,” she said. “I think they were sex tapes.” LEAVING NEVERLAND McManus – one of just a handful of staff to have access to the singer’s bedroom, bathroom and secret chambers – has said she isn’t shocked at the claims made in the Leaving Neverland documentary that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and is due to air on Channel 4 in the first week of March. In the film Wade Robson and James Safechuck say they were aged seven and 10 when the singer befriended them and their families. Now in their 30s, they claim they were sexually abused by Michael Jackson. Jackson always denied the allegations when he was alive. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ NEWS” posts_category=”2″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Police raided his Neverland Ranch in California in 2003 while investigating claims he had molested a 13-year-old boy. The case went to trial and Robson was a main witness for him. He said under oath that the singer never abused him and Jackson was acquitted of all charges in 2005. McManus’ full interview can be seen on An Unmissable 60 Minutes this Sunday at 8.30pm (9.30am Monday GMT).  official website. [bc_video video_id=”5999543101001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=” Harriet Lester, daughter of Michael Jackson’s pal Mark Lester, reveals shock at claims star wanted to ‘marry her'”] McManus, 56, claims she was too scared of Jackson to speak about what she alleges to have witnessed Wade Robson claims Jackson was a serial sex offender Wade Robson, left and James Safechuck, right, both claim Michael Jackson abused them a number of times as children Most of the alleged abuse is said to have taken place at Jackson’s Neverland Ranch in California Jordan Chandler, right centre, claims Jackson molested him. His family were paid a reported $23m The new documentary Leaving Neverland explores some of the sexual abuse allegations made against Michael Jackson We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at tips@the-sun.co.uk or call 0207 782 4368 . You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.
20 Feb 19
The Sun
MICHAEL Jackson’s maid claims the star “fondled, kissed and petted” young boys at his Neverland Ranch in the latest damning eyewitness allegations about the pop superstar. Adrian McManus has opened up about her time working for the singer amid a series of explosive allegations sparked by a controversial documentary about the late musician. Adrian McManus worked as Michael Jackson’s personal maid for four years and claims he was a paedophile McManus made the claims, including that Jackson hid child sex tapes from police, on Australian news show Unmissable 60 Minutes Speaking on Australian news show Unmissable, the 56-year-old: “The first time I cleaned his bedroom I didn’t even know where to start. “I saw a lot of fondling, hugging, petting, kissing.” Recalling her relationship with Jackson, she said: “He told me I was excellent, you can be with me forever. There was a kind side to him… and yeah, there was a dark side. “It really scared me, I was shocked because I knew it was going to happen again.” [quote credit=”Adrian McManu, former housekeeper at the Neverland Ranch”]The first time I cleaned his bedroom I didn’t even know where to start. I saw a lot of fondling, hugging, petting, kissing[/quote] When asked whether she’d ever contemplated raising the alarm with police, she said: “I was told they could hire a hitman to take me out, slice my neck, would never find my body. “I was scared to say anything bad about Michael. I know the truth – I was there.” McManus’ claims came after further bombshell allegations she made about Jackson – telling Daily Mail TV there was “a lot of Vaseline around Neverland” and soiled underwear hidden in his bedroom. She also alleged Jackson hid a series of VHS cassettes from cops prior to his death a decade ago, aged 50. “I think they were of Michael with boys doing inappropriate things that had to be hidden, or they would have put him in jail,” she said. “I think they were sex tapes.” LEAVING NEVERLAND McManus – one of just a handful of staff to have access to the singer’s bedroom, bathroom and secret chambers – has said she isn’t shocked at the claims made in the Leaving Neverland documentary that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and is due to air on Channel 4 in the first week of March. In the film Wade Robson and James Safechuck say they were aged seven and 10 when the singer befriended them and their families. Now in their 30s, they claim they were sexually abused by Michael Jackson. Jackson always denied the allegations when he was alive. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ NEWS” posts_category=”316″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Police raided his Neverland Ranch in California in 2003 while investigating claims he had molested a 13-year-old boy. The case went to trial and Robson was a main witness for him. He said under oath that the singer never abused him and Jackson was acquitted of all charges in 2005. McManus’ full interview can be seen on An Unmissable 60 Minutes this Sunday at 8.30pm (9.30am Monday GMT).  official website. [bc_video video_id=”5999543101001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=” Harriet Lester, daughter of Michael Jackson’s pal Mark Lester, reveals shock at claims star wanted to ‘marry her'”] McManus, 56, claims she was too scared of Jackson to speak about what she alleges to have witnessed Wade Robson claims Jackson was a serial sex offender Wade Robson, left and James Safechuck, right, both claim Michael Jackson abused them a number of times as children Most of the alleged abuse is said to have taken place at Jackson’s Neverland Ranch in California Jordan Chandler, right centre, claims Jackson molested him. His family were paid a reported $23m The new documentary Leaving Neverland explores some of the sexual abuse allegations made against Michael Jackson We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at tips@the-sun.co.uk or call 0207 782 4368 . You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.
20 Feb 19
The Cinema Spot

Hello! My name is Preston Moore. I’m the proud Founder and Editor-In-Chief of this site. Throughout the years, I’ve been able to lead a wonderful group of people from around the world who all shared the same passion: cinema. We’ve had team members from Sweden, Great Britain, Portugal, Guam, Laos, Colombia, and more. This diverse […]

19 Feb 19
Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle

Make no mistake that Primary Colors is a satire but the film’s events are rather uncanny when it comes to similarities with the 1992 Bill Clinton campaign. Henry Burton (Adrian Lester) signs on to manage the presidential campaign for Arkansas Governor Jack Stanton (John Travolta).  Stanton has this charismatic attitude about the way he walks […]

18 Feb 19
A MOTION PICTURE LIST

Elevator Pitch. Mary returns from France after the death of her husband the young French king, and takes up the throne of Scotland. She is a Catholic and therefore disliked by the Scottish protestants. Back in England Henry Cecil, Queen Elizabeth’s advisor, forments revolt forcing Mary to take up arms against her half brother. She […]

18 Feb 19
Archy news nety

Born on February 18, 1954, John Travolta turns 65 today. Travolta is a true Hollywood survivor. He first gained notice in the mid-1970s playing high-school students Carrie and Welcome Back, Kotter, though already in his early 20s. Then came the two roles that defined his movie stardom: Saturday Night Fever (1977) and Grease (1978). In […]

14 Feb 19
The Producer's Channel

Black Panther, Netflix, HBO and ABC are leading the pack in nominations! The iconic NAACP Image Awards is celebrating 50 years!!! It’s not surprising that Black Panther leads in terms of projects with 17 nominations in multiple categories. Wow, Netflix is leading in terms of Networks holding 22 nominations (4 film nom which goes to […]

13 Feb 19
92 Q

It’s award season and we’re always looking for the out for the Grammys, Oscars and what we consider prestigious awards. As we celebrate it’s important to respect and honor any and all awards out there. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People not only defends African Americans well being in world wide but it […]