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Wimbledon men's final -- five facts
- July 15, 2018

The fifth set between Isner and Anderson went for 2 hours, 55 minutes. Isner previously won the longest ever Grand Slam singles match against Nicolas Mahut , lasting 11 hours and five minutes over three days in the 2010 Wimbledon first round. (more...)
Surprise! Kate Middleton makes appearance with royal family at RAF celebration Surprise! Kate Middleton makes appearance with royal family at RAF celebration
- July 15, 2018

Princess Diana's favourite flower was the white rose, and the Duchess often likes to pay subtle tribute to Prince William and Harry's late mother through her fashion choices. The appearance on the famed balcony is the second for the family recently, after they lined up to watch another RAF flypast in honour of Trooping the Colour 2018 last month. (more...)
Twenty One Pilots return with two new tracks and world tour Twenty One Pilots return with two new tracks and world tour
- July 15, 2018

Twenty One Pilots will return to Australia in December and they have also dropped two brand new song on the fans. Musicians Josh Dun (L) and Tyler Joseph of Twenty One Pilots perform onstage during the 2016 American Music Awards. (more...)
Kate and Meghan arrive in style to watch women's final at Wimbledon Kate and Meghan arrive in style to watch women's final at Wimbledon
- July 15, 2018

Kate, Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan , Duchess of Sussex , right, sit in the Royal Box on Centre Court ahead of the women's singles final match between Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber . The American player attended Meghan and Prince Harry's wedding in May and she is excited to have her friend in the Royal Box. 'If there was a Wimbledon royalty, I would like to believe I would be Wimbledon royalty because I've done pretty well here in the past. (more...)
Serena Williams vs Angelique Kerber, Wimbledon 2018 final Serena Williams vs Angelique Kerber, Wimbledon 2018 final
- July 14, 2018

She beat Williams in the Australian Open final that year, then won that year's US Open to briefly replace her at No. 1 in the rankings. The women's singles final will not start before 2 pm local time , 6:30 pm IST and 1 pm GMT. After taking the opening set 6-3 with the decisive break of serve, she managed to hold the ascendancy from the outset, not allowing the American a way back into the contest. (more...)
Angelique Kerber stuns Serena Williams to win Wimbledon title
- July 14, 2018

This will be Williams attempt at bagging a 24th grand slam title at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon , England so she'll no doubt be thrilled to have her friend cheering Centre Court-side. "That's a good thing because I put so much pressure on myself when I was trying to get to 18 (to tie the hauls of Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova), then the rest, it was so much". (more...)
Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton Make a Dynamic Duchess Duo at Wimbledon
- July 14, 2018

Kerber won her third Grand Slam, after previous victories in the U.S. Open and Australian Open. Kerber had endured a significant slump past year after wining her previous major titles at the Australian and US Opens in 2016. Williams returned to the tour in March, making limited appearances without much success. 'I'm sure you will have your next Grand Slam title soon, I'm sure'. (more...)
Everything You Need To Know About Amazon Prime Day -- Shop Deals Early! Everything You Need To Know About Amazon Prime Day -- Shop Deals Early!
- July 14, 2018

Amazon Prime Day starts at noon on Monday 16th July, with thousands of deals and offers set to go live between then and midnight on Tuesday 17 July. Are deals only available in the UK? The Prime Day price of the Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet will be £59.99 (down from £99.99), while the Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet will also receive a £40 price drop - the Prime Day price is £89.99. (more...)
Trump Awkwardly Blocks Queen Elizabeth At British Military Inspection Trump Awkwardly Blocks Queen Elizabeth At British Military Inspection
- July 14, 2018

There have been 13 USA presidents since Queen Elizabeth's reign began in 1952, and, including Trump, she has met them all, barring one: Lyndon B. Johnson. Before the Trumps arrived for tea at Windsor Castle , Queen Elizabeth stood, checking her watch for over ten minutes. Why, you ask? Because about 12 hours before this meeting, Trump blasted May for her handling of Brexit and said that he "told [her] how to do it but she didn't listen". (more...)
Tom Cruise walks red carpet in Paris Tom Cruise walks red carpet in Paris
- July 14, 2018

But there were also who couldn't stop talking about the bathroom action scene. Mission: Impossible - Fallout reportedly picks up not too long after the end of its predecessor , Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation . "I think in Rogue Nation I think we might have been in six countries in the first ten minutes of the movie". Your mission , should you choose to accept it, is to try to keep a lid on your expectations, but it'll be tougher to do after reading these. (more...)
Pippa Middleton shows off baby bump at Wimbledon
- July 14, 2018

Their last meeting came in the final of Wimbledon back in 2016, a match Williams won, and the German left hander thinks little has change despite her opponent's lengthy absence from the sport. This will be Williams attempt at bagging a 24th grand slam title at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon , England so she'll no doubt be thrilled to have her friend cheering Centre Court-side. (more...)
10 months after baby, Serena in Wimbledon final vs. Kerber 10 months after baby, Serena in Wimbledon final vs. Kerber
- July 14, 2018

If Serena wins she'll be the fist mother to win the Grand Slam since Australian Evonne Goolagong Cawley in 1980. In addition, the American has a little better data at Wimbledon this year as well, winning 7.5% more points on serve but 5.1% fewer on return. (more...)
Nancy Sinatra Senior, Frank's first wife, dies aged 101
- July 14, 2018

Nancy Snr. was the first wife of swing music legend and actor Frank and mother to his three children. Nancy Sinatra Senior, Frank Sinatra's first wife and mother of his three children, has died in the United States at the age of 101. The New Jersey natives had three children. Sadly, the marriage eventually crumbled as Nancy filed for a legal separation on the grounds of his mental cruelty amid reports that he embarked on another affair, this time with Hollywood icon, Ava Gardner, and ... (more...)
Twitter counts ways Trump 'insulted' the Queen Twitter counts ways Trump 'insulted' the Queen
- July 14, 2018

Once the Trumps arrived they were greeted with a smile from the queen , so whether she was upset about the wait-time or not, she hid it. A Guard of Honour gives a Royal Salute and the US National Anthem is played by the band formed of personnel from the Coldstream and Grenadier Guards. (more...)
Dwayne Johnson: I Am ‘Absolutely’ Considering Running For President Dwayne Johnson: I Am ‘Absolutely’ Considering Running For President
- July 14, 2018

Still, telling an intimate family story while your hero battles bad guys high above the ground is a tall order, which is why when we had a chance to sit down with both Thurber and Dwayne Johnson we wanted to know how they managed to walk that fine line without falling. (more...)
'Crazy Rich Asians' Director Plotting His Own Thailand Cave Rescue Movie 'Crazy Rich Asians' Director Plotting His Own Thailand Cave Rescue Movie
- July 14, 2018

Many people in Thailand have credited the coach, Ekkapol Chantawong, or Ek as he is known, for keeping the boys safe during the ordeal. "In our country, you have so many friends". Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Thursday global members of the rescue team would be given a "Thailand Elite" card worth 500,000 baht ($15,000) with benefits including a 5-year visa in thanks. (more...)
Netflix Topples HBO in Emmy Nominations Netflix Topples HBO in Emmy Nominations
- July 14, 2018

It was among HBO's 108 nominations. Furthermore, Survivor host and executive producer Jeff Probst hasn't been nominated for the Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program Emmy since the last time he won; in 2011. "There's still a lot of work to be done in terms of gender" and with behind-the-camera jobs, he said. Its nods included best drama, the category it won in 2015 and 2016. (more...)
'Godzilla: King of Monsters' Director Reveals If Rodan Is Stronger Than Godzilla 'Godzilla: King of Monsters' Director Reveals If Rodan Is Stronger Than Godzilla
- July 14, 2018

The movie is the sequel to 2014's blockbuster Godzilla and it will see the legendary monster take on a host of other giant creatures from the classic Japanese Godzilla movies. Plot details revealed for Godzilla: King of the Monsters include that Vera Farmiga's Dr. Emma Russell is a scientist working for Monarch, and her daughter Madison, who is portrayed by Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown , get kidnapped by a "a mysterious organization, with their own plans for the ... (more...)
Kate Middleton Is Just Like Mom Carole In This Sense Kate Middleton Is Just Like Mom Carole In This Sense
- July 14, 2018

Since Kate is on maternity leave, she wasn't expected to attend the event, though Westminster Abbey confirmed she would be there when they released the order of service on their Twitter account in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Kate opted for a mint Alexander McQueen coat dress with a matching hat by Sean Barrett as well as a diamond and ruby Darce brooch, a high honor from the Air Cadets. (more...)
Downton Abbey Movie Gets the Greenlight Downton Abbey Movie Gets the Greenlight
- July 13, 2018

The series, which dealt with the dueling worlds of the aristocratic Crawley family in their lavish British estate and their humble downstairs employees, became a worldwide sensation, and launched the careers of Legion's Dan Stevens and Cinderella's Lily James. (more...)
Blockbuster down to 1 store in U.S. with closures in Alaska Blockbuster down to 1 store in U.S. with closures in Alaska
- July 13, 2018

Blockbuster then peaked in 2004 with an incredible 9,094 stores worldwide ... and then quickly plummeted to declare bankruptcy in 2010. The video rental chain in 2000 notoriously made one of the worst business decisions of all time when it rejected a young company called Netflix whose CEO Reed Hastings offered to partner with the chain and run its online operations - Hastings was "laughed out of the room" as one report put it . (more...)
Fake Twitter users: Celebrities lose followers amid crackdown Fake Twitter users: Celebrities lose followers amid crackdown
- July 13, 2018

Christian who goes by the username XtianDela lost over 500,000 followers which led him to a drop from over 1 million followers while Nyakundi lost over 400,000. A Twitter audit carried out in March 2018 by Twiplomacy, a platform that assists organisations and governments to improve their digital strategy, claimed that more than 50% of followers of profiles of major leaders, including that of Modi, are likely to be fake. (more...)
Marvel Just Announced a BLACK WIDOW Movie Marvel Just Announced a BLACK WIDOW Movie
- July 13, 2018

Shortland's hiring caps off months of searching that saw Marvel reportedly meet with as many as 75 different filmmakers for the project. Shortland will be the first female director to singlehandedly direct a Marvel Studios movie. Scarlett Johansson reprises her Avengers role of Natasha Romanoff in the upcoming Black Widow movie. While she struggled after emerging as a filmmaker of great sensitivity and visual style with Somersault - later saying, "I just didn't want the ... (more...)
Emmy Award nominations: 'Handmaid's Tale' earns 20 nods Emmy Award nominations: 'Handmaid's Tale' earns 20 nods
- July 13, 2018

The 70th annual Primetime Emmys will air September 17 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles . Others in the category include "black-ish", " Silicon Valley ", " Curb Your Enthusiasm " and " Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt ". The Handmaid's Tale came away with 20 nominations all up. If Legend wins, he'll join the rarified club of "EGOT" performers who've won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. (more...)
Holly Willoughby shares image of son Harry's World Cup devastation Holly Willoughby shares image of son Harry's World Cup devastation
- July 13, 2018

Former Sussex schoolboy Gareth Southgate suffered World Cup semi-final heartbreak after his England team lost 2-1 after extra-time against Russian Federation. The two teams played in the final group stage match with reserves, with Belgium winning 1-0 and earning placement into the tougher side of the knockout bracket as a result. (more...)
Trump Says Baby Blimp Makes Him Feel ‘Unwelcome’ in London Trump Says Baby Blimp Makes Him Feel ‘Unwelcome’ in London
- July 13, 2018

He said: "I think allowing millions and millions of people to come into Europe is very, very sad". And that is fine. "She should negotiate the best way she knows how. Trump's Brexit comments came on the same day May's government published long-awaited proposals for Britain's relations with the European Union after it leaves the bloc next year. (more...)
Love Island’s Laura single again after tensions bubble over in the villa Love Island’s Laura single again after tensions bubble over in the villa
- July 13, 2018

Just in case you forgot, Islander Georgia Steel chose to take Jack on a date, leaving Laura fuming. Georgia will insist to Idris that she is loyal, but that does not stop the boxer admitting: "All the girls in the villa are very attractive but there is something about Georgia that has just drawn me towards her". (more...)
Princess Charlotte Tells Press 'You're Not Coming' At Christening Princess Charlotte Tells Press 'You're Not Coming' At Christening
- July 13, 2018

He is also wearing the handmade replica of the Royal Christening Robe, made by Angela Kelly , Dressmaker to The Queen . Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury , officiated Prince Louis' christening . For the occasion, Kate wore an Alexander McQueen dress with a structured shoulder detail and a dramatic Jane Taylor headpiece fit for a princess . (more...)
Chance the Rapper, Donald Glover, John Legend Nominated for Emmys Chance the Rapper, Donald Glover, John Legend Nominated for Emmys
- July 13, 2018

The top comedy nominee is Donald Glover 's Atlanta , with 16. The series' 20 nods were the fourth-most for any show, finishing only behind " Game of Thrones " (22), " Saturday Night Live " (21), and " Westworld " (21). This year, he's also nominated as an Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series for his appearance on Saturday Night Live where he served as a host and musical guest, performing as Childish Gambino . (more...)
Sprint's adding a $70/month unlimited plan and neutering its $60/month one Sprint's adding a $70/month unlimited plan and neutering its $60/month one
- July 13, 2018

Sprint customers will experience the Network Built for Unlimited at the BEST Price.5 With more mobile broadband spectrum capacity than any USA carrier, Sprint's network is built to meet customers' growing demand for data. It costs $70 for one line, rising to $180 for four lines. The arrival of Sprint's new unlimited plans means the end of one of the carrier's better offers, though. (more...)

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