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US director John Singleton after a severe stroke in a coma


Los Angeles – According to US media reports, US film director and producer John Singleton is in a coma after a stroke. The filmmaker's mother, Sheila Ward, applied for temporary guardianship at a Los Angeles court to defend Singleton's interests, the Hollywood Reporter and TMZ.com cited on court records. Wards said the 51-year-old suffered a major stroke last week and has not been able to take care of himself since.

Heide Keller settles with the new “dream ship”


Hardly anyone on German television knows the “dream ship” as well as they do. From 1981 until her voluntary retirement in 2018, she was a permanent crew of the entertainment steamer. In a total of 80 episodes she worked with, first as a hostess, later as chief hostess Beatrice of Ledebur. For some episodes she even wrote the screenplay.

No question, when Heide Keller comments on the ZDF series, then she knows what she's talking about. But what the 77-year-old has to say about the innovations is not flattering for the producers. “I do not think anything that changes is automatically better,” she says in the new issue of celebrity magazine “Gala.”

Florian Silbereisen becomes captain on the “Dream Ship”


Read the complete story in the new “Gala”

The new captain will be hit musician Florian Silbereisen, and moderator Joko Winterscheidt will also be on board. Keller sees these occupations critically: “It is a mystery to me that actors who have earned a name, no longer preferred, but now uses the prominence of the Yellow Press.” In particular, a commitment she does not shine at all: “Sarah Lombardi? I do not know them at all,” says Heide Keller on the former “DSDS” candidate, who was recently with her son Alessio to filming on board.

Lombardi has so far been more attracted by RTL shows and her public separation from husband Pietro Lombardi, as a character actress. Perhaps Keller also points to it when she says: “I would have wished that the heritage of Wolfgang Rademann were handled wiser and more lovingly, the 'dream ship' was good, and we can only hope that a miracle will happen and it will good again. “

Already in the past she has called Florian Silbereisen in the role of the captain as a miscast. We will not be able to judge how well Helene Fischer's ex in his new role will fare in just a few months: Silbereisen's first assignment will be broadcast on Boxing Day.

Actor Siegfried Rauch

Raheem Sterling: Manchester City striker wins the prize for the position against racism

Raheem Sterling received the award from British manager Gareth Southgate

The Raheem Sterling of Manchester City has stated that it hopes to give the younger players the example when they received an award for their position against racism in football.

The English striker has criticized the representation of newspapers by black players and wants stronger punishments for fans who racially abuse players.

He was honored at the BT Sport Industry Awards on Thursday.

"When the next generation arrives, you have to give the example," the 24-year-old said.

"Arriving in Liverpool I had people around me like Steven Gerrard who I looked up at. Looking at him I thought what I could do inside myself to be half of the person and the player he was.

"Take small things and every year, try to develop not only in the field but outside it.

"I was just talking about my personal experiences, I didn't expect him to get so much attention.

"I just wanted to bring it to the attention of my audience on Instagram, it was really nice to see people listen, try and do better."

British manager Gareth Southgate presented the award and said that Sterling's actions "had a huge impact on British society".

"I worked with Raheem for about five years and seeing his maturity as a person was good to watch," Southgate said.

"It's about his personal improvement, his improvement in the field and his recognition that can make a difference outside the field, which in the last six months has been increasingly powerful and I have had a huge impact on British society, I think."

Sterling suffered alleged racist abuses by Chelsea fans during City's 2-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge in December, causing a post on Instagram in which he questioned the portrait of black players in the newspapers.