There’s no such thing as what you ‘should’ be doing with your life. If you’re not holding yourself back from something you really want to try, and you enjoy the way you spend your day, then you’re a smashing success.
—  Lori Deschene

Benedict Cumberbatch’s ‘The Child in Time’ Set for Masterpiece, BBC One Debut

Benedict Cumberbatch is turning Ian McEwan’s “The Child in Time” into a TV movie for BBC One and Masterpiece.

The project comes from the “Sherlock” and “Dr. Strange” star’s SunnyMarch TV shingle, and is a co-production between Masterpiece for BBC One and Pinewood Television and SunnyMarch TV. Cumberbatch will executive produce and star in the 90-minute film, with Stephen Butchard adapting McEwan’s novel and Julian Farino directing. Studiocanal serves as distributor.

The film will explore the dark territory of a marriage devastated by the loss of a child: Cumberbatch will play children’s author Stephen Lewis, who must cope with the sudden loss of his daughter, Kate. Kate’s absence sets Stephen and his wife on diverging paths as both struggle with an all-consuming grief. With the passage of time, a balance of sorts returns, until hope surfaces and triumphs unexpectedly.

“I read the novel years ago and it stayed with me — profound, beautiful, and very moving,” Cumberbatch said. “Only Ian McEwan could write about loss with such telling honesty.” Cumberbatch had previously starred in the film adaptation of McEwan’s “Atonement,” which garnered seven Oscar nominations.

“Masterpiece has been proud to showcase Benedict’s work for many years, and of course ‘Sherlock’ has been a fantastic gift to our audience,” said Masterpiece executive producer Rebecca Eaton. “To co-produce the first television drama out of his shop, SunnyMarch TV, with Pinewood Television is very gratifying.”

“I’m thrilled to have my novel in the hands of such a high level creative team,” said McEwan. “I have fond memories of Benedict playing a brilliant and key part in the movie adaptation of ‘Atonement.’ Now, it’s a great honor to have this actor of such immense resource, experience and subtlety in the lead role of ‘The Child in Time.‘”

“The Child In Time” was commissioned by Piers Wenger, Controller BBC Drama Commissioning and Charlotte Moore, Director BBC Content, and will be produced by Pinewood Television and SunnyMarch TV and co-produced by Masterpiece for BBC One. Executive producers are Helen Gregory for Pinewood Television; Benedict Cumberbatch, Adam Ackland and David Boulter for SunnyMarch TV; Lucy Richer for the BBC; Rebecca Eaton for Masterpiece; and Stephen Butchard. Masterpiece is presented on PBS by WGBH Boston.


Queen (c. 1508 BCE–c. 1458 BCE)

Hatshepsut was the longest reigning female pharaoh in Egypt, ruling for 20 years in the 15th century B.C. She is considered one of Egypt’s most successful pharaohs.

The only child born to the Egyptian king Thutmose I by his principal wife and queen, Ahmose, Hatshepsut was expected to be queen. After the death of her father at age 12, Hatsheput married her half-brother Thutmose II, whose mother was a lesser wife — a common practice meant to ensure the purity of the royal bloodline. During the reign of Thutmose II, Hatshepsut assumed the traditional role of queen and principal wife.

Thutmose II died after a 15 year reign, making Hatshepsut a widow before the age of 30. Hatshepsut had no sons — only a daughter, Neferure — and the male heir was an infant, born to a concubine named Isis.

Since Thutmose III was too young to assume the throne unaided, Hatshepsut served as his regent. Initially, Hatshepsut bore this role traditionally until, for reasons that are unclear, she claimed the role of pharaoh. Technically, Hatshepsut did not ‘usurp’ the crown, as Thutmose III was never deposed and was considered co-ruler throughout her life, but it is clear that Hatshepsut was the principal ruler in power.

She began having herself depicted in the traditional king’s kilt and crown, along with a fake beard and male body. This was not an attempt to trick people into thinking she was male; rather, since there were no words or images to portray a woman with this status, it was a way of asserting her authority.

Under Hatshepsut’s reign, Egypt prospered. Unlike other rulers in her dynasty, she was more interested in ensuring economic prosperity and building and restoring monuments throughout Egypt and Nubia than in conquering new lands.

She built the temple Djeser-djeseru (“holiest of holy places”), which was dedicated to Amon and served as her funerary cult, and erected a pair of red granite obelisks at the Temple of Amon at Karnak, one of which still stands today. Hatshepsut also had one notable trading expedition to the land of Punt in the ninth year of her reign. The ships returned with gold, ivory and myrrh trees, and the scene was immortalized on the walls of the temple.

The queen died in early February of 1458 B.C. In recent years, scientists have speculated the cause of her death to be related to an ointment or salve used to alleviate a chronic genetic skin condition - a treatment that contained a toxic ingredient. Testing of artifacts near her tomb have revealed traces of a carcinogenic substance.

Late in his reign, Thutmose III began a campaign to eradicate Hatshepsut’s memory: He destroyed or defaced her monuments, erased many of her inscriptions and constructed a wall around her obelisks. While some believe this was the result of a long-held grudge, it was more likely a strictly political effort to emphasize his line of succession and ensure that no one challenged his son Amenhotep II for the throne.

BTS: NOW 3 Interview ~ Jungkook

Where do you want to go right now?
Somewhere with a cool breeze and clean ocean (emerald sea). Somewhere I can relax, eat, and have fun. 

What are you looking forward to the most right now?
I’m secretly hoping to grow taller. 

What are your five greatest interests right now?
Music, dancing, painting, Muay Thai, and MIDI. 

What was Chicago like?
We borrowed a house in Chicago for shooting and it was beautiful. It was made of wood and I wanted to live in a house like that some day. It was really cool. 

What did you like during your stay in Chicago?
I liked the fact that our fridge was full of food. The snacks were delicious. And I wore contact lens for the shoot, and my hair and makeup looked especially good that day, so I think I looked cool in the pictures. 

You had a total of six concepts in the photo book. Which concept or story did you think suited you the most?
I think the tinkerbell one with me wearing contact lens is the best. It’ a bit embarrassing to say it myself but it just looked pretty. Everyone commented nicely on it!

Do you think you are a grown-up now?
I don’t think I am a grown-up yet. First, I need to think more maturely and talk more logically. I should also be able to focus on one thing and produce cool results. To me, a grown-up is a person who can do everything well. 

What was it like when you finally turned 20?
Nothing really changed. I just thought I should be good since I am an adult now. 

What did you want to do the most when you become an adult?
I wanted to show my ID when buying adult things. But no one has asked yet…

You in your imagination as a little boy 10 years ago vs. You right now - Are you the same person?
I came to Seoul when I was 15, and I feel like I am still the same person, only taller. 

You released the cover song ‘Adult Child’ three years ago. Can you empathize with the lyrics?
I really agree. I just feel like I have agreed without changing much. If I must come up with something, I think my thoughts have changed the most. 

Is there something you have not tried but want to do someday?
Muay Thai, badminton, painting, acting, boxing, b-boying, krumping, popping, hip-hop, guitar, piano, MIDI, and swimming. 

What other people tell you the most these days.
Members keep saying ‘JUNGKOOK is an adult now, and we will all be beaten to death.’

What you need to hear right now.
Just have fun and try your best. 

For those who support you…
I want to be better and show you the good changes I go through. So that you will not leave me. 

Your goal in 2016.
I want to be able to sing and speak better. I want to do all the things I wanted to do. I hope the year 2016 will be a year I can be satisfied with myself even a little bit. 

Your definition of ‘dream.’
A dream is something you have till the day you die of old age. 

After the interview…What are you going to do now?
I will go dream. 

Rap Monster / Jin / Suga / J-Hope / Jimin / V

Your outer world can only change when your inner world changes.

When you start going deep within yourself to release old limiting beliefs, past hurts, and you begin loving yourself for what’s inside of you not on how you look, that is when your outer world begins to change.

You can get a new job, relationship, house, etc. but you will keep facing the same type of situations until you go deep within.

Do the work it takes so that you can live a BOLD & FREE life!

-Jhon LeBaron


Baby Talk (Jay Park x Reader)

Word Count: 318
Genre: Fluff/Drabble

You find him in your son’s room. He’s holding the baby in his arms, rocking him gently as he points to the window where a sea of stars and skyscraper lights can be seen. You can faintly hear Jay’s low murmurs. He’s talking to the baby, and it’s the sweetest thing you’ve ever seen.

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I felt that each [child] should have at least one summer, at a summer camp away from the seashore, so they would know about camping and life in the fields and forests. I must add in all candor that by the time Pat and Bobby, the sixth and seventh, came along the idea had begun to seem even better to me, since it meant I would have one or two fewer children to struggle with during the summer. However, this turned out to be one of my least successful ventures in child rearing. Most of the older ones went, as I recall, for short times but didn’t really care for the experience at all and said loudly and clearly they would rather have been at home with the family in Hyannis Port. With Pat and Bobby my plan nearly led to disaster. The summer when he was twelve and she was barely fourteen, both went to camp and both became dangerously ill: she with acute appendicitis requiring an emergency operation. She was joined at the same hospital a day or two later by Bobby, another emergency case, with pneumonia. Neither knew the other was there. 
Pat says: “They told me at the hospital that there was a little boy down the hall who really liked Cokes and comics and things, but they didn’t say who it was—they thought I’d be so upset. I think we traded a few comic books and sent a few oral messages back and forth, but it was days before we realized we were doing this with each other.”
- Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, Times to Remember

its too bad that my parents didnt force me to be a successful child actor so i wouldnt have to go to school or worry about real life things 

I did an illustration project on the topic of art education in schools and how very important it is to me. There’s so much imagination being withheld by this belief in academic success only. Our school systems hammer in math and reading and have a habit of disregarding the arts as a serious subject when it’s been PROVEN that teaching the arts improves the rate of success. A child can learn so much about contemplation and depth and morality that they can’t get from standard academic classes. They can learn to understand the world in multiple lights. In multiple hues.

I hate that there are still people who think art isn’t a career. Art is EVERYWHERE. It’s in the things you watch and buy and live in. It’s a part of almost everything you do. Kids that are brought up in financially stable families at least have the advantage of being able to afford to go out to parks and museums so they can be exposed to the arts and maybe gain an appreciation for it. But there are so many kids who don’t have that privilege. There are so many kids that are going to grow up with a skewed sense of the importance of art and have no appreciation for art at all. The sad thing is, it’s not going to be their fault.


Believe it To See it - Beyonce
'Where Am I Now?' Mara Wilson Explains What Happened When Matilda Grew Up
The former child actor says that the most complicated relationship she has ever had is with a fictional 6-year-old girl. "I wanted to be her so badly," Wilson says.

Mara Wilson says that the most complicated relationship she has ever had is with a fictional 6-year-old girl. That’s because you probably know Wilson best as Matilda, from the 1996 film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic.

“I wanted to be her so badly … ” Wilson tells NPR’s Rachel Martin. “She’s kind of like my big sister overshadowing me.”

Wilson, now 29, was a successful child actress — you may also recognize her from her starring roles as Natalie Hillard in Mrs. Doubtfire, or as Susan Walker in Miracle on 34th Street.

In 2000, Wilson left acting and focused on writing. She talks with Martin about her new book, Where Am I Now?