Trust is the cornerstone of any relationship. When trust is broken the consequences can be dire, as successful New York therapist Grace Fraser (Nicole Kidman, Celeste Wright in drama series Big Little Lies, 20172019) finds out in new drama thriller The Undoing. Celeste’s husband Jonathan (Hugh Grant, William Thacker in romcom movie Notting Hill, 1999) goes missing after Elena Alves (Matilda De Angelis, Ambra in the Italian sitcom Tutto Può Succedere, 2015-2018) is found bludgeoned to death. Jonathan is a suspect and when he returns home, Grace’s life falls apart as hidden truths are revealed. “Who can you trust and can you trust yourself? This is at the heart of the show,” says Danish producer Susanne Bier (director of the 2018 Netflix horror movie Bird Box).
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THE MANY FACES OF MORIARTY
By 1893, Arthur Conan Doyle was a worldwide literary sensation. But he was also a man dogged by an unlikely enemy, and that enemy’s name was Sherlock Holmes. Frankenstein-like, the fictional detective haunted his creator, tormenting him, and would not leave him alone. For it must be said that Conan Doyle was a man of high literary aspirations, with a yearning to write books of both “serious” literature and psychical research. But the demand for new Holmes stories prevented him from realising this ambition. Speaking of this period in his career, Conan Doyle observed in an interview for Tit-Bits in December 1900 that “My low work was obscuring my higher.”
Jonathan Jackson on possible GH comeback
Jonathan Jackson, who played Lucky Spencer on GH from 1993-99 and 2009-11, then popped up for a short 2015 reprisal to help on-screen father Anthony Geary conclude his run as Luke, addressed the possibility of a return to the show as a guest on Digest’s podcast, Dishing With Digest.
Jonathan Kellner Has Big Money Backing His U.S. Stock Trading Startup
When he was handed a debit card with $70 million in the bank, Jonathan Kellner realized his startup was different. ¶ Members Exchange, known as MEMX, started as a protest by banks and market makers against the rising data and connectivity fees charged by U.S. stock exchanges. In the two years since Kellner, 52, signed on as chief executive officer, MEMX Holdings LLC has locked in more than $135 million in funding from 18 stock trading and investing heavyweights, including BlackRock, Citadel Securities, and Morgan Stanley. ¶ Since it went fully live in October, MEMX has clinched 1% of the U.S. market share. Kellner, previously the CEO of Nomura Holdings Inc.’s Instinet, spoke with Bloomberg Markets in February about launching during a pandemic and the surge in meme stocks.
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SHE SAID YES, MAN!
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