/ 17 June 2024

A not-so-fun ride, a tribute to our Nic, and the Pope sees the funny side…


If you’re theme park ride-averse, the latest incident in the US state of Oregon probably won’t change your mind. About 30 people were left dangling upside down in mid-air for half an hour when the ride became stuck – thankfully, the local fire brigade got everyone down safely….

Reese Witherspoon took the chance to honour her friend/Big Little Lies co-star Nicole Kidman at the AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute To Nicole Kidman event by impersonating her Aussie accent. It’s been described in US media as “spot on”, but we’re not so sure…

Pope Francis has cracked a few funnies for 100 of the world’s best-known comedians at an event in Rome “to celebrate the importance of humour” in the midst of global turmoil. Whoopi Goldberg, Chris Rock, Stephen Colbert and Julia Louis-Dreyfus were all there – and even got the OK to have a laugh at God occasionally

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