PUBLISHED: 15:39 28 September 2018 | UPDATED: 15:58 28 September 2018 Jessica Hill Laura and Toni, who are on the Unlocked Graduates programme. Picture: Unlocked Graduates Archant A Suffolk programme to train prison officers has attracted more than double the number of women than men - and it is being attributed to the success of a popular American box set. Unlocked Graduates - undergoing a training sessionContrary to some stereotypes of prison officers as brawny, stony-faced men, it might be surprising to hear that this year, 69% of applicants to a graduate training programme at University of Suffolk for prison officers were women.In its second year of applications, the ‘Unlocked Graduates’ programme, which trains up graduates to join the prison service, is on track to double in size, with more than 100 officers being placed in prisons in London and the South East this month. The current crisis within the UK’s prisons reached boiling … [Read more...] about Could Netflix’s Orange is the New Black be attracting more British women to become prison officers?
By Andrew Dansby Published 9:09 am CDT, Wednesday, September 26, 2018 Back in June comedian Mo Amer passed back through Houston, where he grew up, before heading to Austin to film a new stand-up comedy special at the Paramount Theatre. That special now has a title and an arrival date. "The Vagabond" will begin streaming on Netflix on Oct. 8. Amer, who has for years been touring with Dave Chappelle, had an offer to put the special on HBO. But when Netflix came into play, he jumped at the opportunity. "With Netflix, you're talking about hundreds of millions of additional potential viewers," he said. "It was a difficult decision, but with Netflix I can reach 130 countries in all these languages. So I'm fortunate. Netflix versus HBO? These are champagne problems." Amer discussed growing up in Houston, where he arrived in 1990 after his family fled Kuwait. He credits a teacher at Hastings High School with helping him get his start in comedy and entertaining. Mo … [Read more...] about Houston comedian Mo Amer to debut Netflix stand-up show in October
Travis Clark, provided by Published 8:20 am CDT, Tuesday, September 25, 2018 SLIDESHOW: The best horror movies of all time "The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" is among spooky the series and movies on Netflix in time for Halloween. Click ahead to see which classics have been labeled the best horror movies of all times. less SLIDESHOW: The best horror movies of all time "The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" is among spooky the series and movies on Netflix in time for Halloween. Click ahead to see which classics have been labeled ... more Photo: Netflix SlitherSmart Rating: 82.87Inflation-Adjusted U.S. Box Office Gross: $9,139,940U.S. Release Date: 03/31/2006Starring: Nathan Fillion, Elizabeth Banks, Michael RookerDescription: A small-town sheriff (Nathan Fillion) and his team encounter waves of wormlike alien organisms that are intent on devouring all life on Earth.Note: Descriptions for … [Read more...] about 11 horror movies and TV shows coming to Netflix in October, just in time for Halloween
Mikael Wood Los Angeles Times Published 7:38 PM EDT Sep 21, 2018 Burbank, Calif. — The last few years have been big ones for Josh Groban, Musical Theater Nut. In 2015, the pop-classical singer famous for his big voice (and his boyish looks) earned a Grammy nomination for his album “Stages,” which featured renditions of classic Broadway tunes from the likes of “Carousel” and “Les Miserables.” The next year, he made his debut on the Great White Way with a starring role in “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812,” an experimental adaptation of Tolstoy’s “War and Peace.” Then, in June, he co-hosted the Tony Awards with Sara Bareilles. “What can I say?” Groban, 37, asked over coffee on a recent morning in Burbank. “I like diving into things.” Now the Los Angeles native, who dropped out of Carnegie Mellon University when he signed a record deal at age 18, is showcasing two … [Read more...] about Josh Groban tries to find middle ground with new album, Netflix series
At a 2014 demonstration after police officers were cleared of the death of Stefano Cucchi in custody. Photo: Filippo Monteforte/AFP Thousands of Italians are flocking to illegal free public screenings of a new film about a young man's 2009 death in custody, a potent symbol of police violence and a merciless penal system. In city piazzas and lecture theatres around the country, community groups and student organisations are showing pirated versions of the Netflix film Sulla mia pelle, or "On My Skin". The film tells the tragic story of Stefano Cucchi, 31, who was arrested in Rome in October 2009 in possession of 20 grammes of hashish and two grammes of cocaine. Director Alessio Cremonini's film has bounced from the red carpet of the Venice Film Festival, where it premiered last month, into the collective conscience of Italian youths living under a populist, right-wing government. At one recent screening. Photo: Ilaria Cucchi/Facebook Some of the 2,000 people who attended a … [Read more...] about The Netflix film shocking Italians with a true tale of suspected police brutality