Sheila Hancock she is 89 years old and knows exactly what makes her happy, and sex is not one of them. The actress, who was part of the cast of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, admitted that she loves the feeling that at this point in her life, she doesn’t have to worry about it anymore.
In a conversation with comedian Jo Brand, 64, Sheila, who lost her husband in 2002, wondered why anyone still cares about sex after “a certain age.” “Who cares? I’m really happy. I am really!”said, quotedMirror.
“By the way, [sexo] it’s boring. All this in order to please men. I don’t have to worry about it anymore. I’m doing my thing”he added.
However, the comedian played a joke on the actress and offered her to pay for sex with a younger man. Here’s the answer: “No, I have more important things to do with my money… chocolate!”these.
Sheila also touched on a more delicate subject: death. “I can’t pretend that I don’t think much about death. Inevitably you feel like you’re getting closer and closer to it… As for what happens next, I can’t worry about that. I’ll probably meet all the people I hate.”joked.
He took to the stage on a motorcycle, said goodbye about an hour later and assured that he had a special day. Upon her return to the City of Rock, four years after her first performance at the Parque da Bela Vista, Anitta established herself as one of the biggest pop stars of today and was greeted by a special audience. It’s no exaggeration to say that this was one of the most anticipated shows this summer on the national stages, helping to sell out Rock in Rio Lisboa’s last performance (and the only one in this edition to reach that level).
In her luggage, the Brazilian brought a collection of hits, in the logic of which, if not everything for everyone, then wonderful eclecticism was revealed: from baile funk to reggaeton, from electronic rock hits to “Girls from Rio” – a bridge between house and the world, heritage ” Garota de Ipanema” which changes Portuguese to English and takes on other sound pollutions.
Fans, clearly eager to unconditionally join in the celebration, did not take long to follow the singer and numerous dancers, who, like the musicians (?), saw the reduced protagonist on the side screens and in the back of the stage. – and those who were at a considerable distance from the center of events (a significant part of the 80,000 present) had to resort to them to follow the movements of the artists. The problem was that the director almost always preferred to give priority to the singer, specifically her tail wagging, to the detriment of the team that accompanied her – and which, moreover, was not even represented, except for the guest MC Rebecca in “Combat”. .
The interludes where Anitta changed clothes were the only exception where the dancers performed capoeira, but the singer’s main argument was neither her voice (often leaving her with suspicion of overacting), nor her dancing (without particularly creative choreography), nor the moments when she addressed to the viewers, who repeated “You’re fucked up” and was guaranteed to be delighted with the return.
He also confessed that he was having one of the best days of his life, a strange communication, given such a mechanical presentation, in which there is no place for great spontaneity or memorable moments of communication. Even for big provocations, no matter how the lyrics and sounds of singles like “Vai Malandra” or “Envolver” seem mischievous and obscene. Unless one is shocked by the constant tail-wagging in 2022 (we remember that Madonna is sixty years old) being touted as the show’s biggest highlight, there is little to break in this assortment of urban pop music (yes, there was a shy kiss on the mouth between the singer and dancer) and many derivatives and pasteurized.
From time to time, live instrumentals could be heard, especially close to baile funk, but far from the roughness, sweat and sluggishness with which compatriots Tetine or Bonde do Rolê, among others, who helped to export the sound, had been at the party for a longer time. than ten years. Anitta takes so many spices from the original recipe that she ends up playing it safe, which didn’t stop “Sua Cara”, “Modo Turbo” or the inevitable “Show das Poderosas” (served at the end with an electric guitar cover) from matching and full of the expectations of many, who have been waiting for this concert for months.
Ending the evening at the Mundo Stage, after HMB and Jason Derulo also passed by, Post Malone performed alone and also had a very popular venue to hear songs from the recent “Twelve Carat Toothache”, his room album released in this month. Wearing a Lord of the Rings T-shirt, the American performed to a predominantly teenage audience that never tired of singing many of his themes. As a person surrounded by friends, the singer and rapper drank and smoked, was delighted with the company and was not afraid to go on stage naked.
A shot of words between pre-recorded music, except for occasional moments on an acoustic guitar (which he ended up destroying in an alleged bout of riot to add to the usual expletives), he also engaged in a virtual duet with Ozzy Osbourne with pyrotechnics. and there was no shortage of his inside dives that traversed hip-pop, pop and r&b on topics like “Wow”, “Better Now” or “Insane” for an hour. A shorter runtime than many fans might have expected, but which, as with Anitta, won’t jeopardize a fruitful night for most of them.
Rock Your Street Power Shows
In one of the first performances of the day, Titika became one of the biggest surprises of this edition of the festival. And one of the most brilliant in the show, which also owes a lot to the magnificent group and four dancers, all at the peak of the unstoppable energy of the Angolan woman.
Between the tradition of her homeland and allusions to urban music, the transgender artist was not only charismatic and witty as she spoke to the audience, but also rocked with an exciting mix of kuduro with other rhythmic languages.
Catering for sluggish sequences and others more sped up (with a big advantage of seconds), this was a particularly powerful performance when it used a clash between guitars and percussion, sometimes reminiscent of the rokuduro of the Portuguese-Angolan Throes + The Shine or the de Pongo universe (not coincidentally, Titika collaborated with former Buraka singer Som Sistema’s debut solo album, the recent “Sakidila”).
The breakers “Come e Baza” (dedicated to the Brazilian Pabllo Vittar) and “Chocalho” gained weight and strength compared to the recorded versions and showed their natural territory on stage. The same can be said for “Chão Chão”, which over the past ten years has become the greatest anthem of this journey – and had a strict choreography, with dancers and many spectators leaning at the request of the singer.
In between, the daytime stage host Rock Your Street has taunted homophobia and people “who don’t respect differences” or who haven’t been openly activist since the beginning of her career. At the end, the dancers took to the stage, performing a traditional Angolan dance and drawing the loudest applause of an infectious performance. “I wanted to show a bit of our culture outside of kuduro,” he explained, inviting fans to come on stage and follow his movements. And it will certainly make those who join the concert want to find it again on other stages – from B.Leza to the Músicas do Mundo festival or Arraial Lisboa Pride, there are many places where such a show deserves a place to shine. .
Gathering even more people, a few hours later, Brazilian Johnny Hooker performed at Rock Your Street with a concert that also combined rhythmic shaking and interested attitude. Without hesitation, the Recife-based singer criticized his country’s “murderous government” for “deliberately delaying” the delivery of COVID-19 vaccines. This statement was one of the episodes that received the most applause from the public, mostly from his compatriot, who showed he knew his songs, many of which were about homosexual relationships (and with the right to rainbow flags with Lula da Silva in the forefront). This was the case with “Amor Marginal”, dedicated to André, the artist’s friend who died of COVID-19. “Caetano Veloso” has already paid homage to one of its references, along with David Bowie and Madonna, although those who have seen it gothic may have more in mind the iconography of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” that this song shamelessly blends into to themselves MPB, rock, brega and even flamenco seem to be a spiritual descendant.
On the other hand, Idiotape closed one of the most interesting stages of Rock in Rio Lisbon at a time when many were already thinking about having dinner before preparing to receive Anitta. And that’s why the South Korean trio didn’t get the support their explosive sound deserved, even though they may have gotten a little too close to the edgier side of Daft Punk, Justice and other flagships of maximum French electronica. The power responsible for two elements in the programming and one in the battery still transmuted some while recharging the batteries, but it would have had a different effect after Anitta and Post Malone had said goodbye.
Singer Anitta, one of the most anticipated names in the Rock in Rio lineup, which ends this Sunday in Lisbon, caused a lot of buzz on social media by taking the stage with the Spanish flag.
The moment came when Anitta came down from the Mundo Stage towards the audience and came over to greet the fans. A fan handed her a Spanish flag and Anitta quickly grabbed the gift, walked up to the stage with the flag and waved it. He then threw it back into the audience.
Recall that before entering the Rock in Rio stage this Sunday evening, the artist suffered a series of setbacks. The singer previously revealed that she had lost her bags containing all of her costumes for the show and that AirFrance, the company the artist traveled with, was unable to find them. The luggage will be found later, but Anitta says she managed to “get rid” of the problem with a piece of cloth she asked her mother and a seamstress a few hours before the concert.
Clara Castaño’s pregnancy, which resulted from rape, was kept secret, but the story became public. The Brazilian actress, who gave her son up for adoption, now opens up about the various forms of abuse she endured throughout the process, namely from those who had a duty to protect her.
Actress Clara Castaño, whom Globo audiences are used to seeing as cute Paulinha in Amor à Vida or little Clara in Amor Eterno Amor, touches Brazil with a terrifying story. A 21-year-old girl shared with subscribers that she survived a rape, as a result of which she became pregnant, discovered a few days before giving birth. The case, which by law must remain confidential, was solved, and Clara ended up publicly justifying the possibility of giving the child up for adoption.
“This is the most difficult report of my life. I thought I would take this pain and this burden with me alone. I have always kept my affective life a secret. pain. I can’t be silent when I see people colluding and creating versions of the repulsive violence and trauma I’ve endured. The letter was posted on Instagram.
In the message, the young actress recalls that she was not in her city or near family or friends when she became a victim of the crime, and explains that out of “shame” and guilt, she did not report this to the authorities at that time. “I had the illusion that if I pretended it didn’t happen, then maybe I would forget it, get over it. But that didn’t happen,” he continues, adding that the next morning he took a pill and some testing, trying “as much as possible” to continue living, focusing on family and work.
“But even while trying to lead a normal life, the damage from violence accompanied me. I stopped sleeping, I stopped trusting people, I let the shadow take over me. Endless sadness that I’ve never felt before”he says, saying only the family knew what happened.
“The facts at this point are enough to hurt me, but they don’t stop there,” she writes, eventually revealing she knew she was pregnant when she was already at the end of her pregnancy. “It was a shock. My world fell apart. My menstrual cycle was normal, as was my body. I did not gain any weight or belly. At that moment of the exam, I again felt insulted, again guilty,” she shares, regretting that the doctor who was watching her showed no sympathy. “I was not a woman pregnant by will and desire, I was subjected to violence. And even so, she made me listen to the heart of a child, said that 50% of the DNA is mine and that I will be forced to love it there “remember.
The actress explains that the child she was expecting was the result of devastating abuse, and that she did not have the emotional conditions to give her love and care. Recognizing her inability to play the role of a mother, she made a decision that she considers “more worthy and humane” by giving the child up for adoption, which required psychological counseling and various legal procedures. When the baby was born, Clara says she was treated disrespectfully by doctors who had a “legal obligation of confidentiality” and ended up being approached by several journalists who were informed of the pregnancy.
One of them promised not to publish it, but in the end the news was made public, and “with it came a thousand false information and cruel and false conclusions.” “You have no idea how much pain I feel. Everything I did was aimed at protecting the life and unborn child. Every step is documented in accordance with the law. The child deserves the care of a loving family, properly qualified for adoption, that she has no memory of such a traumatic event. And she doesn’t need to know that it was the result of such brutal violence.”.
After Clara was “first raped by a man”, Clara was “raped repeatedly by so many other people” who condemned her. “The truth is cruel, but this is a real story. It’s the pain that tears me apart,” she says, saying she is supported by her family and takes care of her physical and mental health.
“I didn’t want to go public with my story, but I hope that at least what happened to me will help women and girls not feel guilty or ashamed of the violence they endure. Giving a child up for adoption is not a crime, it is an act of the greatest caution. I will try to restore myself. And I’m counting on your understanding.”ends.
An influential witness comes at a turbulent time when, especially in the Americas, abortion rights are under threat. In Brazil, the case of an 11-year-old girl who became pregnant after being raped subjected to pressure from the judge andnow – at the time to be investigated – to promote pregnancy has made, in recent weeks, the agenda of newspapers and television. And in the north, in the United States, recent repeal of the constitutional right to abortion the decision, passed by a conservative majority in the Supreme Court, sparked demonstrations across the country and sparked divisions around the world.