Allison Mack Argues That If Scientology Isn’t Forced Labor, Then Neither Is Her Alleged Sex Cult

Lawyers for Smallville actor Allison Mack tried to dismiss two of the charges against her in the alleged sex cult case by arguing that the Church of Scientology had also been accused of “forced labor” but a court had ruled in its favor.

Prosecutors say Mack was second in command in a master/slave cult run by Keith Raniere that was hidden behind the facade of a self-help organization called NXIVM (pronounced “nexium”) based in Albany, New York.

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Dame June Whitfield, star of ‘Absolutely Fabulous’, dies aged 93

The London-born actress was a regular fixture on TV and radio for six decades, starring in Carry On films, Hancock’s Half Hour, and even Friends.

At 89, she appeared in EastEnders as Sister Ruth, a nun with a secret about Kat Moon. At 92, she was made a dame.

Her agent said she died peacefully on Friday night.

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I will never forget the day. June 19, 1968.

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Franz Liszt – ‘Les Préludes’

Franz Liszt (October 22, 1811 — July 31, 1886) was a 19th-century Hungarian composer, pianist, conductor, and teacher.

Liszt became renowned throughout Europe during the nineteenth century for his virtuosic skill as a pianist. He was said by his contemporaries to have been the most technically advanced pianist of his age and perhaps the greatest pianist of all time.

Les préludes.

Les préludes is the third of Franz Liszt’s thirteen symphonic poems. Directed by Liszt himself, in April 1856 the score, and in January 1865 the orchestral parts, were published by Breitkopf & Härtel, Leipzig. Among Liszt’s symphonic poems, Les préludes is the most popular.

Conductor: Michel Plasson
Orchestra: Dresdner Philharmonie