Our weekly list of unmissable news brand content includes a farewell to a famous face, a Harry Potter star delighting fans as the face of a fashion campaign and advice on avoiding pumpkin waste as spooky season comes to an end…
1. The one where we lost a friend
Famous Canadian-American actor Mathew Perry has died aged 54. He was best known for his role as the sarcastic and neurotic character Chandler Bing from the 90s TV show Friends. Since the announcement of his death, fans from around the world have been celebrating his performance as Chandler. The Daily Mail also paid tribute to the late star on TikTok, showing some of Perry’s best moments playing the role.
2. Stories behind the best on-screen horror
Are you dressing up to trick or treat this Halloween or are you looking forward to a cosy night in watching a nerve-twitching horror film? Metro dove into creepiest, chilling real-life horror real-life stories that inspired some of the most terrifying on-screen moments.
The story looks at tales such as The Enfield Poltergeist, one of Britain’s most famous ghost stories that has recently been made into a AppleTV docu-drama, as well as The Exorcist, one of the creepiest films ever made.
3. The ultimate fashion icon
Actress Dame Maggie Smith has left fans delighted as she was unveiled as the new face of Spanish fashion house Loewe, the Evening Standard reported. Shot by German fashion photographer Juergen Teller, Smith posed for a series of outstanding photographs as part of the luxury fashion brand’s spring/summer 2024 pre-collection campaign. Loewe’s creative director, Jonathan Anderson, released a teaser for the campaign with images on social media. The post was inundated with messages from fans and famous stars.
4. Spooktacular pumpkin recycling
Carved out pumpkins are one of the biggest causes of food waste this time of year. Environmental charity Hubbub said half the pumpkins brought this year in the UK — 22million —will be left to rot.
The Express’s Twitter account shared ideas what to do with them after the spooky season has come to an end. Ideas to save money and get the best use from the vegetables included using the orange flesh in a pie or the rind being roasted for a crunchy salad. It also recommended recycling the pumpkin, filling with bird seeds and watching your feathered friends enjoy.
5. How to say no with confidence
Author and blogger Natalie Lue shared her advice with i readers on how to avoid resentment and anxiety caused by saying ‘yes’ on autopilot. Lue sets out a simple plan in her book on how to stop people pleasing: reclaim boundaries and say “yes” to the life you really want by saying “no” more often. She said: “We’ve learnt saying ‘no’ hurts feelings and can invite conflict and criticism, so we’re not exactly in any rush to say it.”
Lue gives advice on identifying your people-