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Wednesday, 22 November 2017

The 29-year-old singer recently landed three gorgeous covers for the December 2017/January 2018 issue of Vogue Paris. The covers were shot by three different photographers: Jean-Paul Goude, Juergen Teller and photography duo Inez & Vinoodh. Rihanna also guest-edited the double issue, which hits newsstands Dec. 1.
RiRi took to Instagram on Monday to debut the stunning covers. She also serves as guest editor for the issue.

The "Diamonds" singer goes black-and-white for cover No. 2, leaning into the camera wearing sassy fringe bangs. 

"@VogueParis #GuestEditor for December issue! 3 photographers, 3 editorials, 3 covers!" she captioned the first of the covers, in which she dons a bright ensemble, shag coat and striking eye liner.

The singer definitely has an eye for style. Rihanna will co-chair next year's Met Gala at the New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art with Amal Clooney, Donatella Versace and Anna Wintour.
Kendall Jenner
At just 22, Kendall Jenner takes the top spot, with her earnings more than doubling since last year from $10m (£7.5m) to $22m (£16.6m). Jenner has walked for Alexander Wang, Fendi, Chanel, Marc Jacobs and many others this year along with taking part in advertising campaigns for Estee Lauder and Adidas.  Jenner, who is part of the Kardashian family, beat Chrissy Teigen, Adriana Lima and Gigi Hadid to the top spot.

It was also the first time in 15 years that Gisele Bundchen did not claim the accolade after earning $17.5m (£13.2m).

Gisele Bundchen
Despite retiring from the catwalk last year, Bundchen still came second in the rankings for Forbes' highest earning model. She has shot for Vogue Paris this year and in advertising campaigns for Arezzo, helping her bank $17.5m (£13.2m). The Brazilian-born model has also been dedicating her time to campaigning for more sustainability in the fashion industry.

Chrissy Teigen
Chrissy Teigen joins the highest paid list for the first time thanks to deals with McDonalds, Vita Coco and Smirnoff. She earned $13.5m (£10.2m) in 2017 and is known for her appearances in Sports Illustrated and Cosmopolitan, plus has had editorials in Vogue and Glamour.

Adriana Lima
Adriana Lima is one of four current Victoria's Secret Angels to make the list, but 9 out of 10 of this year's highest-paid models have walked for the lingerie company at some point in their career.
She took part in the Victoria's Secret show in Shanghai on Monday - the first time the show has taken place in China. The Brazilian model earned $10.5m (£7.9m) this year, thanks to being an Angel and having campaigns with Maybelline and Desigual.

Gigi Hadid
Hadid made $9.5m (£7.2m) this year thanks to a number of catwalk appearances at New York, Milan and Paris fashion weeks for Missoni, Balmain, Isabel Marant and Moschino. The 22-year-old also launched her own make-up collection with Maybelline and collaborated with Tommy Hilfiger and Stuart Weitzman on fashion and shoe lines.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Despite taking time out this year to have her first child, the 30-year-old still managed to come joint fifth place with Hadid, also earning $9.5m. This is due to her continuing underwear collection with Marks and Spencer and ad campaigns for fashion brands Paige and Ugg.

Karlie Kloss
The American model and computer programmer earned $9m (£6.8m) in 2017 due to modelling deals with Calvin Klein and Swarovski. Kloss also appeared in Vogue and Harper's Bazaar and this year returned to the Victoria's Secret Show after a two year break.

Liu Wen
Liu Wen earned $6.5m (£5m) in 2017 and became the first Chinese model to appear on the front cover of American Vogue. The 28-year-old walked for Michael Kors and Anna Sui at New York Fashion Week and also modelled for Chanel and Puma.

Bella Hadid
For the first time ever, the list includes both Hadid sisters - with Bella Hadid, the younger of the two, netting $6m (£4.5m). At 21, newcomer Bella Hadid is the youngest model in the ranking. This year she has walked for Chanel, Givenchy, Oscar de la Renta and Lanvin across New York, Paris, Milan and London Fashion Weeks.

Ashley Graham
Ashley Graham is the first ever plus-sized model to make the highest-paid list after earning $5.5m (£4.1m) in 2017. The 30-year-old has her own lingerie and swimsuit lines, plus has featured in advertising campaigns with the likes of Lane Bryant, Dressbarn and H&M. She has also appeared on the front cover of Elle, Vogue and Glamour this year.
The 31-year-old model and TV host is expecting her second child with her husband John Legend.
She announced the happy news in an adorable Instagram post.
Sharing a sweet video of her daughter Luna playing with her baby bump, she joked: "It's John's!"

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The couple, who got married back in 2013, welcomed their first child Luna in April 2016.
"Luna, what's in here?" Teigen can be heard asking Luna in the video - talking about her baby bump.
"Baby!" Luna replies.

Earlier this year, Chrissy hinted that she would soon try for baby number two through IVF.
The pair welcomed their first daughter, Luna, last year following a procedure that left the Hollywood couple with three embryos.

"The first little girl didn't work, and then the second is Luna," she told InStyle magazine.
According to the magazine, she said that the third will be transferred to her womb "in the coming months".

The 31-year-old has previously spoken of her difficulty with postpartum depression.
She said: "It wasn't just a mental thing of, you know, 'I'm sad,'... I actually couldn't move.

"I have really good days and really bad days, and I don't tend to talk about the really bad days... But I would hate for people to think those days didn't exist."

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Serena Williams is letting fans see just how cute baby Alexis Olympia looked at her fairy-tale wedding to Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian last week.

The new mom took to Instagram on Monday to share some sweet shots of her bundle of joy, including this one of her being cradled by Williams' mom, Oracene Price.

"My heartbeats photo," Williams, 36, captioned the touching photo.
The proud parents also created an Instagram account for their newborn daughter, which shared the same snapshot with the caption, "Grandma and I get best picture."

Another snapshot showed Price holding the adorable baby girl as she walked down the aisle, with the caption, "Yes grandma carried me."

Georgina Rodriguez is slowly swinging back into her regular routine and the new mom is giving working out a shot as she shows us in a sneak peek on Instagram.
"I love it! Marvelous gym! #amplitude #goodvibes #cr7crunchfitness @cristiano." she captioned the video in Spanish of herself with a balance trainer and a medicine ball.
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The Spanish model gave birth on Nov. 12 to her first child Alana Martina with boyfriend Cristiano Ronaldo. But she wasn't just training at any gym, the 24-year-old star was getting her workout on at her beau's gym in Spain.

In March, the soccer stud teamed up with Crunch and opened his own gym in Madrid. Ronaldo announced the birth of his fourth child on social media.

"Alana Martina was just born! Both Geo and Alana are doing great! We are all very happy!" he wrote in Portuguese on Instagram, alongside a photo of himself and 7-year-old son Cristiano Ronaldo Jr. wearing scrubs and appearing beside Georgina and the baby on a hospital bed.

Two days later, Rodriguez shared a heartfelt message and photo of herself, in a white silk robe, holding their little bundle of joy while being surrounded by flower arrangements that were sent to the hospital by family and friends.

"Alana Martina was born on 11-12-17. Being a mother and caring for the children at home for all of this time has helped me experience a supreme happiness and now with the arrival of Alana Martina, we are now complete, and happier than ever," the 22-year-old new mom wrote in Spanish. "I want to personally thank the hospital for the impeccable attention they've given us before, during and after the labor. I also want to thank our family and friends for the calls, messages, visits, and thoughtfulness they've had with us over the past couple of days."

The soccer star and Georgina have been dating for more than a year. Her pregnancy was made public in July, a month after Ronaldo confirmed the arrival of his twin son and daughter, named Mateo and Eva, who were born via surrogate.
Beyonce has dethroned Taylor Swift as the highest-earning female musician of 2017. The “Lemonade” star’s pretax earnings completely overshadowed her competition putting her head and shoulders above the person in second.

According to Forbes’ highest-paid women in music study, Beyonce has topped the list dethroning the former 2016 title-holder, Swift, with a whopping $105 million. The article attributes her success in 2017 to the release of her sixth studio album, “Lemonade,” as well as the ensuing “Formation World Tour,” which grossed a quarter billion dollars. The big win comes during an eventful year for Beyonce and husband, Jay Z, as they welcomed twins Rumi and Sir Carter in June.
Interestingly-enough, Swift didn’t drop from first to second, but rather third. Holding the accolade for 2017’s second highest-paid female musician is Adele. The “Hello” singer’s first tour since 2011, which scored roughly seven-figures per night, helped her capture $69 million in 2017, which is still more than $30 below Beyonce.

Swift clocked in at $44 million, but the bronze medal comes with an huge asterisk. Forbes admits its rankings calculate only June 1, 2016 to June 1, 2017 data. Therefore, Swift’s newly-released album “Reputation,” which is already the best-selling album of 2017, is not calculated in her earnings total. In other words, she’s a strong contender to be back on top when the 2018 calculations come about.

"Adele’s music appeals to listeners of all ages all over the world with her undeniably powerful, emotional vocal interpretations paired with timeless songwriting and production," says multiplatinum singer-songwriter Skylar Grey. "No matter what genre someone generally subscribes to, it’s hard to find a music lover who doesn’t appreciate what she does."

According to Forbes, the top 10 highest-paid women in music are as follows:
  1. Beyonce - $105 million

  2. Adele - $69 million

  3. Taylor Swift - $44 million

  4. Celine Dion - $42 million

  5. Jennifer Lopez - $38 million

  6. Dolly Parton - $37 million

  7. Rihanna - $36 million

  8. Britney Spears - $34 million

  9. Katy Perry - $33 million

  10. Barbra Streisand - $30 million
Raw and Smackdown Live collided Sunday during the 31st annual Survivor Series, the only time of the year when WWE's top two shows battle for brand supremacy.
The event was kicked off by Raw's The Shield consisting of Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose taking on Smackdown's The New Day consisting of Big E, Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods.

The match between two of WWE's most dominant groups, broke down multiple times with all six men fighting in and out of the ring at the same time as fans cheered for both popular teams.

The New Day were poised to win after Big E lifted up both Rollins and Ambrose for a double Midnight Hour, however, Reigns was able to strike Big E with a vicious Spear that broke up a three count. After clearing the ring, The Shield then performed on Kingston a Super Triple Powerbomb from the top rope to earn the victory.
Survivor Series also featured a match between WWE's two world champions, Brock Lesnar of Raw who holds the Universal title and AJ Styles of Smackdown who holds the WWE title.

The champion vs. champion bout began with Lesnar taking The Phenomenal One to Suplex City immediately as The Beast was seen throwing Styles around the ring and delivering a hard-hitting knee to his face.

Styles was able to weather the onslaught however after he began targeting Lesnar's knee which kept his formidable foe grounded. Styles then pulled out every move from his arsenal to take down Lesnar including multiple Phenomenal Forearms, a Springboard 450 and his submission maneuver The Calf Crusher which the Universal Champion was able to escape from.

As Styles readied himself for another Phenomenal Forearm, Lesnar caught the high-flyer in the air to deliver a thundering F-5 for the three count.
In the main event, Raw's mens team consisting of general manager Kurt Angle, WWE COO Triple H, Braun Strowman, Finn Balor and Samoa Joe took on the likes of Smackdown's commissioner Shane McMahon, John Cena, Randy Orton, Shinsuke Nakamura and Bobby Roode. The final match would determine which brand reigned supreme as Raw and Smackdown were tied at three victories each from the night's previous matches.

Strowman proved to be a dominant force for Team Raw as The Monster Among Men eliminated Nakamura and Roode with his patent Running Powerslam. Cena and Orton were forced to team up on the towering giant which led to Strowman being put through a table at ringside with help from Smackdown's entire team.

Cena would then help the blue brand gain momentum by eliminating Samoa Joe before he wrestled with Angle, a special moment between the pair as Cena's first match in WWE in 2002 was against the Olympic gold medalist.

Cena was shockingly eliminated, however, after he received a Coup de Grace from Balor and an Angle Slam from the team Raw leader. Orton then eliminated Balor with a perfectly timed RKO before Strowman could re-enter the match.

As Orton and McMahon fought for survival, Smackdown's Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn -- who have been feuding with McMahon -- entered the arena and attacked their boss who later fended them off with a steel chair. The moment was enough to lead to Orton being eliminated by Strowman following a Running Powerslam.

McMahon, who was then caught in a three on one situation, unexpectedly received help from his brother-in-law Triple H who delivered a Pedigree to Angle to help get him eliminated. As The Game helped McMahon to his feet seemingly switching sides, Triple H then hit McMahon for a Pedigree giving Raw the overall victory at Survivor Series.

Not happy with what went down, Strowman then delivered two Running Powerslams to Triple H following the match.
Roman Reigns made history on Raw Monday when he captured the Intercontinental Championship making him WWE's latest Grand Slam Champion.
A Grand Slam Champion is a Superstar who has held throughout their career all four of the company's major titles which include either the Raw or Smackdown Tag Team Championship, the United States Championship, Intercontinental Championship and either of the world heavyweight titles including the WWE or Universal Championship.

Reigns now joins an exclusive group of Grand Slam Champions that includes Edge, Big Show, The Miz, Eddie Guerrero, Daniel Bryan, Chris Jericho and The Big Dog's fellow Shield partner Dean Ambrose, among others.

Reigns won the title from The Miz in the main event of Raw despite The A-lister receiving help from Sheamus and Cesaro as The Miztourage was taken out earlier by The Shield.

The distraction by Sheamus and Cesaro led to The Miz nailing the Skull-Crushing Finale on Reigns who was still able to kick out at the two count. After The Shield arrived to dispose of The Miz's backup, Reigns delivered a Spear and won the match to become the new Intercontinental Champion.

Other moments from Raw included Angle, his son Jason Jordan and Braun Strowman confronting Triple H following his action at Survivor Series; a match between Jordan and Strowman ending after Kane attacked The Monster Among Men with a steel chair; Samoa Joe defeating Finn Balor; Asuka defeating Dana Brooke; Ambrose defeating Sheamus; Rich Swann, Cedric Alexander, Akira Tozawa and Mustafa Ali defeating Drew Gulak, Ariya Daivari, Tony Nese and Noam Dar; and Matt Hardy attacking Elias.

Monday, 20 November 2017

Bill Clinton is reportedly facing fresh allegations of sexual assault by four women, according to sources within the Democratic party. The women claim Mr Clinton assaulted them while they were in their late teens and working for playboy billionaire investor Ron Burkle.

Mr Clinton helped the billionaire generate business and reportedly flew around the world with a flock of beautiful young women on Mr Burkle's private jet. The women have not been named but are reportedly preparing to file four separate lawsuits against him. There is no suggestion Mr Burkle was aware of any impropriety.
The 71-year-old has faced a number of allegations of sexual misconduct in the past, including his infamous affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky while in office. Mr Clinton also paid $850,000 to former Arkansas state employee Paula Jones to settle a sexual harassment claim against him.

The settlement led to the House of Representatives beginning impeachment proceedings against the 42nd president. He was later acquitted by the Senate.
In 1999 Juanita Broaddrick, a nursing home administrator, claimed Mr Clinton had raped her while a former White House aide Kathleen Willey claimed he sexually assaulted her during his first term in office. Mr Clinton has always denied both allegations. 
The four women currently taking action are hoping to secure substantial payouts in return for their silence, according to an official who served in Mr Clinton's administration. However if their attempt at a payout fails they are said to be ready to go public with their allegations.

Mr Clinton has always denied both allegations. The four women  have not been named but are coordinating their legal efforts in a bid to secure substantial payouts in return for their silence, according to an official who served in Mr Clinton administration.

The four women currently taking action against Mr Clinton have not been named but are reportedly preparing to file four separate lawsuits against him.

A member of Mr Clinton's legal team has confirmed the existence of the new allegations, telling the Mail Online: "Obviously, I'm aware of [the allegations] but can't talk about them".

"Bill is distraught at the thought of having to testify and defend himself against sex charges again," a Democratic Party official told the Mail Online. "He hopes his legal team can somehow stop the women from filing charges and drag him through the mud".
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is facing an unprecedented challenge that could end her political reign after her attempt to form a coalition with two smaller and ideologically diverse parties collapsed. 

In the early hours of Monday morning, two months after elections, the pro-business Free Democrats Party (FDP) pulled out of attempts to from a coalition government with Angela Merkel’s CDU/CSU bloc and the left-leaning Greens.
FDP leader Christian Lindner said there was “no basis of trust” between the parties, and compromises required on migration, finance and education would have been too much for the party to make.
To make things worse, Social Democrats Party chairman Martin Schulz also ruled out a return to the “grand coalition” that has seen his centre-left party serve as a junior coalition partner to Merkel’s CDU since 2013.

Schulz said the Social Democrats were “not available” for a new coalition as it was clear it had “got the red card” from voters and he wanted to go into opposition to regroup.

The collapse of talks came less than three weeks Merkel was named Forbes’ Most Powerful Woman in the World for the seventh consecutive year ahead of UK Prime Minister Theresa May and philanthropist Melinda Gates.

It’s a massive blow for the Chancellor of 12 years who is now acting as a caretaker and must decide whether to try and form a minority government or if new elections should be held.
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who has the power to call new elections urged all parties to reconsider.

“There would be incomprehension and great concern inside and outside our country, and particularly in our European neighbourhood, if the political forces in the biggest and economically strongest country in Europe of all places didn’t fulfil their responsibility,” he said.

Germany now faces weeks, if not months, of paralysis with a lame-duck government that is unlikely to take bold policy action at home or on the European stage. With no other viable coalition in sight, there is also the risk that new elections are as inconclusive as September’s poll.

The political chaos comes after Merkel’s deeply divisive refugee policy emboldened anti-immigrant populist parties during the election and left her without a majority on September 24.

In 2015 following Europe’s migrant crisis, the Chancellor decided to open the doors to hundreds of thousands or refugees mainly from Syria and Iraq in a move that fuelled the rise of far-right parties. Whether those refugees should be able to reunite with family members proved a major sticking point in the failed coalition talks.

Following more than a month of gruelling negotiations, the leader of the pro-business FDP, Christian Lindner, walked out of talks overnight, saying there was no “basis of trust” to forge a government with Merkel’s conservative alliance CDU-CSU and the ecologist Greens.

“It is better not to govern than to govern badly,” he said, adding that the parties did not share “a common vision on modernising” Germany.

Voicing regret at the FDP’s decision, Merkel vowed to steer Germany through the crisis.
“As chancellor ... I will do everything to ensure that this country comes out well through this difficult time,” she said.

News magazine Der Spiegel called the breakdown in negotiations a “catastrophe” for Merkel and said Germany, long seen as an island of stability, was having its “Brexit moment, its Trump moment”.
Donald Trump on Monday added Marshawn Lynch to the list of sports figures he has criticized on Twitter.

Lynch has been regularly sitting during the national anthem this season and did so again when his Raiders played the Patriots in Mexico City on Sunday. Lynch then stood, though not at attention, during the playing of the Mexican anthem.
Trump’s first tweet of the day Monday took Lynch and the N.F.L. to task: “Marshawn Lynch of the NFL’s Oakland Raiders stands for the Mexican Anthem and sits down to boos for our National Anthem. Great disrespect! Next time NFL should suspend him for remainder of season. Attendance and ratings way down.”

Trump’s tweet came at 6:25 a.m. on Monday. Shortly after 6, “Fox and Friends,” a program that has prompted quite a few of Trump’s tweets, had broadcast a report on Lynch’s actions.
Trump has regularly criticized N.F.L. players for not standing for the anthem this season. Generally though, he has avoided singling out players by name.

“Two dozen NFL players continue to kneel during the national anthem, showing total disrespect to our Flag & Country. No leadership in NFL!” he tweeted last month.
Vice President Mike Pence walked out of a Colts game before it started last month when some players did not stand for the anthem

Lynch was seen wearing a T-shirt reading “Everybody vs. Trump” before a game in October. On Sunday, he wore cleats with a Mexican flag theme.

Both anthems were cheered at the game. Giant flags of both nations were unfurled to the cheers of the crowd, which included a significant number of Americans.

The N.F.L. has said it prefers that players stand for the anthem but has not taken any disciplinary action against those who choose not to.

On Sunday, Trump went after LaVar Ball, the father of one of the U.C.L.A. players who were detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting. Apparently angry that Ball had played down Trump’s role in the players’ release, the president went so far as to suggest that they should have been left in a Chinese prison.

“Now that the three basketball players are out of China and saved from years in jail, LaVar Ball, the father of LiAngelo, is unaccepting of what I did for his son and that shoplifting is no big deal. I should have left them in jail!”
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe addressed the nation on Sunday, but did not formally announce his resignation hours after the ruling party fired him and threatened to impeach him.

During his speech, Mugabe said Zimbabweans “cannot be guided by bitterness” and concluded with, “I thank you and good night.” The ruling party's Central Committee announced early Sunday they fired the leader after nearly four decades in power. An official close to the talks told The Associated Press the 93-year-old leader will be resigning, but Mugabe baffled the country when he didn't formally announce his resignation.
"The congress is due in a few weeks from now. I will preside over its processes, which must not be possessed by any acts calculated to undermine it or compromise the outcomes in the eyes of the public,” Mugabe said.

The ruling party’s Central Committee urged Mugabe to resign by noon Monday and threatened to begin impeachment proceedings if he didn’t step down. Parliament is expected to resume on Tuesday.

Recently fired Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa was appointed as the new leader of the party and is expected to lead a new government. Members of the ZANU-PF party's Central Committee stood, cheered and sang as Mugabe was recalled. Meeting chair Obert Mpofu called Mugabe the “outgoing president” and said Sunday was a “sad day” after 37 years of ruling Zimbabwe.

"He has been our leader for a long time and we have all learned a great deal from him," Mpofu said.
But Mugabe "surrounded himself with a wicked cabal" that brought him down, Mpofu added, saying that the leader’s wife “and close associates have taken advantage of his frail condition” to loot national resources.
Disappointed Zimbabweans at a bar in downtown Harare watch a televised address to the nation by President Robert Mugabe
Senior figures of the party gathered early Sunday for an emergency meeting of the party's Central Committee to discuss calls to expel the 93-year-old leader. First lady Grace Mugabe was also recalled as head of the women's league. As he and his wife remain in their lavish mansion, Mugabe’s allies left or were arrested.

Vast throngs of demonstrators turned Zimbabwe's capital into a carnival ground on Saturday in a peaceful outpouring of disdain for their longtime leader and calls for him to quit immediately. People in Harare clambered onto tanks and other military vehicles moving slowly through the crowds, danced around soldiers walking in city streets and surged in the thousands toward the building where Mugabe held official functions.

“The old man should be allowed to rest,” former Zimbabwe finance minister and activist Tendai Biti told South African broadcaster eNCA.

On Friday, all 10 of the provincial branches of the Zanu-PF party demanded Mugabe’s resignation.
The military intervened when Mugabe decided to fire his deputy, setting in motion his abrupt fall from power. Without the military's intervention, first lady Grace Mugabe likely would have replaced him as vice president and been in a position to succeed her husband.

But the 52-year-old first lady is unpopular among many Zimbabweans for her lavish spending on mansions, cars and jewels. Last month she went to court to sue a diamond dealer for not supplying her with a 100-carat diamond that she said she had paid for.
The Only Way Is Essex beauty and her footballer beau were previously very secretive about their budding romance, but have now decided to let the world know just how loved-up they truly are.
And to top it off, Rio Ferdinand  has shared a rare photo of the duo on date night, looking happier than ever as they posed up a storm for a cute snap together.
Kate Wright was adorned in a pair of thigh-high boots with a waist-clinching dress flaunting her ample assets, while Rio kept it casual in an all-black ensemble and white trainers.

Kate announced in September that she would be quitting showbiz in order to focus on her relationship with the footballer.
In a statement, the former TOWIE star said: "I’m taking a step back from the public eye, I want to keep my life private as I lived my previous relationship on TOWIE, my priority right now is Rio and the family."

The pair have since been rumoured to have taken the next step in their relationship by moving in together after the lease on Kate’s Brentwood flat expired.

A source told The Sun: "She’s all but moved in already – Kate and Rio are inseparable.
"It’s the next natural step for them – after spending so much time together in Dubai, it seems ridiculous that she’d move back to her flat in Essex.
"She already spends a lot of time at Rio’s and keeps a lot of her stuff there too. It’s only a matter of time until they make it official."

Sunday, 19 November 2017

At a ruling ZANU-PF party meeting earlier in the day, delegates cheered wildly as a party official announced that Mugabe had been ousted as party chief. He was replaced by former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, who had been Grace Mugabe’s chief rival.
In a stunning reversal of allegiances, the party added that it would impeach Mugabe if he did not resign by Monday, Mnangagwa would be its candidate in 2018 elections, and that Grace was expelled from the ZANU-PF ranks.
Robert Mugabe — the world’s oldest head of state — remained national president until his official announcement but was overwhelmed by opposition from the generals, much of the Zimbabwean public and from his own party.

“(Mugabe’s) wife and close associates have taken advantage of his frail condition to usurp power and loot state resources,” party official Obert Mpofu told the ZANU-PF meeting.

Army chief Constantino Chiwenga held further talks with Mugabe on Sunday at State House, the president’s official residence.

Official photographs of the meeting showed one officer saluting the president, who stood behind his desk, and several senior officers sitting in a formal room with white sofas and a bright red carpet.

Speaking before the meeting, war veterans’ leader Chris Mutsvangwa said Mugabe was running out of time to negotiate his departure and should leave the country while he could.
“He’s trying to bargain for a dignified exit,” he said.

Mutsvangwa followed up with threat to call for street protests if Mugabe refused to go, telling reporters: “We will bring back the crowds and they will do their business.”

Mnangagwa, a former state security chief known as “The Crocodile,” is now in line to head an interim post-Mugabe unity government that will focus on rebuilding ties with the outside world and stabilising an economy in free fall.
The ex-Destiny's Child star, 36, wowed fans when she attended the celebrations wearing a stunning ensemble, which re-asserted her status as one of the world's most beautiful women.
Perfectly balancing sexy and classy, the chart-topper sported a dark teal-coloured dress that boasted a plunging neckline for maximum impact.
Long-sleeved in design, it also bragged a daringly short hemline, which perfectly showcased her famous legs.
Anchoring the designer look with a pair of strappy stilettos, she matched it with a diamond-encrusted choker necklace for understated glamour. Together, the simple approach proved that less is definitely more.
The royal couple were in good company as they posed in front of the Thomas Gainsborough’s paintings of George III and Queen Charlotte – who were famously devoted to each other for 57-years.
The Queen beamed in a cream day dress by Angela Kelly which was finished off with a ‘Scarab’ yellow gold brooch – a personal gift from the prince to the Queen in 1966. The Duke of Edinburgh looked handsome in a smart three-piece suit.

The couple celebrate their official anniversary on Monday. Matt Holyoak, who took the picture, said: “I feel very honoured and privileged to have been asked to contribute to this very special occasion.
"My vision for the image was to capture an intimate and natural portrait of the Queen and Duke to celebrate their landmark anniversary.

“The Queen and the Duke were very happy and relaxed which made it a pleasure. I feel the images showcase their strength and unity”.

Queen Elizabeth turned 91 in April, and is the longest living queen in world history.

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Miss India Manushi Chhillar bagged the Miss World 2017 crown on Saturday evening at the pageant's grand finale held in Sanya, China.

She defeated England's Stephanie Hill who won as first runner-up and Mexico's Andrea Meza as second runner-up.

The win comes 17 years after Priyanka Chopra brought home the coveted title in the year 2000. Stephanie Hill, who is Miss England was the first runner up and Miss Mexico Andrea Meza was second runner up. Around 108 women from across
the world participated in the beauty pageant.

Ms Chhillar, a 20-year-old from Haryana, studied in St. Thomas School in New Delhi and Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women in Sonepat.

According to Ms Chhillar's profile on the Miss World website, Ms Chhillar aims to be a cardiac surgeon and has plans of opening non-profit hospitals in rural areas.

Ms Chhillar's profile also says she is a trained classical dancer and has a passion for outdoor sports like scuba diving, snorkelling and bungee jumping.
After reaching the top five, Ms Chhillar was asked during the Question and Answer round, which profession she thought deserved the highest salary and why.

Replying to the question, Ms Chhillar said it was not a question about a person's salary and that a mother was worthy of the highest respect.

"I think a mother is of highest respect. I don't think its just about cash but love and respect she gives to someone. She is the biggest inspiration in my life. Mother should get highest respect."
“Fast & Furious” star Tyrese Gibson won his court battle over his 10-year-old daughter Friday, a source told the Daily News.

A Los Angeles judge dismissed a domestic violence restraining order brought by his ex-wife Norma Mitchell and said the parents will return to 50-50 custody of their daughter Shayla in January, the source said. “He feels great,” the source told The News.
The judge found the allegations that Gibson emotionally and physically battered his daughter were “100% unsubstantiated,” the source said. Gibson broke down sobbing earlier in the day when the judge denied a stay-away order to Mitchell over her claims Gibson pushed her down stairs in 2004, struck her on two occasions in 2007 and hit her in the face in 2011.

The “Transformers” star grabbed tissues from a box and covered his crying face while the judge read the first half of her two-part ruling. The judge then closed the courtroom before switching gears to the portion of the case covering Shayla.

Mitchell filed her original restraining order request in September, seeking protection for both herself and Shayla. She claimed Gibson hit their daughter so hard in August the child “claimed she could not sit down due to the pain she was experiencing.”

Before closing the courtroom Friday, Judge Shelley Kaufman said Mitchell's allegations unrelated to Shayla were all either “too remote in time” or failed to meet the burden of proof.
The judge said she found a toxic pattern of “acrimony” between the exes but no “ongoing pattern of abuse.” Kaufman also addressed highly emotional postings Gibson made on social media during the case.

She said while “melodramatic,” the posts, including a video that named Mitchell two times, did not violate the terms of a temporary restraining order.

“He is a public figure who communicates with the public, and I don't find this was a mechanism to communicate directly with the restrained parties,” she said. Gibson has denied ever abusing his daughter.

In closing arguments Thursday, Mitchell's lawyer Aleen Khanjian said Gibson subjected his daughter to “corporal punishment” so severe it would be considered “illegal in California.” She called Gibson “erratic” and “unstable.”

Mitchell previously said Gibson flew into a rage and hit their daughter over a misdeed the child denied. “(Gibson) accused Shayla of stealing her own piggy bank money that she received for her birthday,” Mitchell said in her September filing signed under penalty of perjury.

Gibson's lawyer Terry Ross argued Thursday that her client was the victim of a “false narrative” perpetrated by Mitchell. Ross argued Gibson punished his daughter in accordance with Georgia state law during a summer visit to Gibson's home in Atlanta.

“He chose to discipline her by giving her a spanking,” Ross said in her closing. “That's what parents do.”

Gibson took to Instagram last weekend and apologized for his distressing social media posts. He said his erratic behavior was caused by an adverse reaction to medication.
It appears Meek Mill request to get out of solitary has come true. On Saturday morning, TMZ reported that Meek was moved to another prison entirely, and was moved out solitary and into general population.

An official at the State Correctional Institution in Chester, PA says the rapper was just transferred to the prison and out of Camp Hill. He’s says the Philly rapper is currently in general population and has his own cell.

Earlier this week, news surfaced online that Meek was going to crazy if he continued to be held in solitary confinement. The lawyers said prison officials were worried about Meek interacting with other inmates, so they had to put him in solitary because it's the only way they could protect him and keep him safe. However, Meek’s legal team wanted the judge to see that putting anyone in solitary confinement is a detriment to one’s psyche, and ultimately could hurt Meek in the long run, and it looks like they listened.

Now in general population, Meek can hit up the yard in the morning or afternoon, where he can do things like play basketball or go for a run. He also has access to the on-site library if he wishes to gain knowledge and pick up a book to read.

Meek will reportedly also be assigned a job too, which will either consist of cleaning prison cells or cooking in the kitchen, both of which pays 19 cents an hour.

Meek was supposed to be able to start to see visitors come next week, but I'm not sure if this recent transfer could affect any rules or regulations. But at the very least, things are kinda/sorta looking up for the MMG rapper.

Just yesterday more good news surfaced for Meek revealing that a bail hearing was granted to him. The Philly rapper is scheduled to be in front of court on November 27th at 9 a.m. at the Center of Criminal  Justice in Philly, the same place where the protests happened a few days a go.
The end of Jennifer Hudson and David Otunga’s 10-year relationship is taking a dark turn. The Oscar winner made some frightening allegations about her ex-fiancĂ© in court documents as she was granted a protective order against him on Friday, November 17.

In legal documents obtained by Us Weekly, the American Idol alum details recent events that have taken place between them after their relationship began to fall apart in April, saying that they have made her worry for her and her son’s safety.
“I seek this Order of Protection against David and request that this Court grant me exclusive possession of my residence on an emergency basis because of David’s increasingly aggressive, threatening and harassing behavior toward me,” Hudson, 36, wrote in the papers on Thursday, November 16. “I believe that if David is given notice, he will physically harm me, continually harass me, and/or take action against my property, or seek to sequester my son, David, Jr.”

Hudson detailed an incident, which she alleges took place on Wednesday, November 15, in which she says Otunga psychologically abused their son. She said that she was in the recording studio with the child when Otunga called and asked him to record a video to see who was present. Hudson says that the former pro wrestler “mistakenly believes” the singer is romantically involved with one of her producers, so Otunga told their son over the phone: “Don’t let your mom’s boyfriend mother f–king touch you.”

When the singer arrived at the house with David Jr. that night, Hudson claims that Otunga grabbed the 8-year-old in one hand and then with the other allegedly “physically pushed” her out of the bathroom within their master bedroom — which she says they haven’t shared in more than six months. Following the altercation, the Dreamgirls actress says she went to a police station to file a complaint with one of the two members of her team who she says witnessed the incident.

In the order of protection, Hudson also claims that Otunga owns “at least” one firearm, which she says he keeps inside the house after she found it sitting on the kitchen counter on September 27. After asking him about it, the former VH1 star told her it was a prop from a movie he was in. Although Hudson still doesn’t know if it was real or not, she believes he used it to “taunt, intimidate and frighten” her due to the history of gun violence in her family, after her mother, brother and nephew were shot and killed in 2008. In the order, she is now asking that he surrender and turn over his firearms to the Cook County Sheriff.

Hudson added that she is worried for her child’s safety after her ex threatened to take their child away from her, and says Otunga pulled the minor out of school on November 10 and left town without her permission. The “Spotlight” singer, who got engaged to Otunga in 2008, said in the statement that he has had a “bad temper and aggressive tirades” since she met him and it has gotten worse as their relationship began to deteriorate earlier this year.

The pair have already been having custody discussions over the past several months, but Hudson is now asking the court to not allow Otunga to return to her home, saying: “I am now living in fear for my physical and emotional safety and that of my son,” and added that Otunga has the means to find temporary or permanent residence elsewhere in the meantime, since she is the sole owner of the house they shared.

“They have been in the process of ending their relationship for a number of months,” a rep for the singer told Us on Thursday. “Jennifer’s actions are solely taken in the best interest of their son.”

In response, Otunga’s attorney, Tracy M. Rizzo, released a statement to Us saying: “David Otunga has been trying to negotiate the terms of an amicable parenting agreement with Ms. Hudson for several weeks now. However, when it became apparent to Ms. Hudson that Mr. Otunga would be the parent granted residential care of the child, as a result of Mr. Otunga being the child’s primary caregiver while Ms. Hudson pursues her career all over the world, Ms. Hudson decided to file a meritless Petition for Order of Protection in an effort to gain an unfair advantage in the custody dispute.”

“As a result of Mr. Otunga’s career in the WWE, Ms. Hudson felt that she could give an award-winning performance in court to portray herself as the victim. Mr. Otunga has never abused or harassed Ms. Hudson or their son, and it is unfortunate, especially in today’s climate, that she would feel the need to make these false allegations against him,” the statement continued. “Mr. Otunga looks forward to his day in court and in being awarded the residential care of the parties’ only child.”
The 36-year-old tennis pro said "I do" to Alexis Ohanian in a Beauty and the Beast-themed wedding at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans on Thursday, and released the photos of the elegant affair on Friday.
The tennis ace, 36, looked incredible in her stunning £2.6million Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen dress, which boasted a huge skirt, and sparkling XIV Karats jewellery. Meanwhile Alexis wore a velvet jacket and grey trousers by Armani.

He wrote beside the picture of the pair kissing: "You are the greatest of all time, not just in sport--I’m talking about as a mother and as a wife."

On finding her perfect wedding dress, Serena told Vogue: "I flew to London to meet with Sarah and ended up falling in love with the ball gown silhouette, which is completely the opposite of what I ever thought I would choose for myself.

"I loved the idea of doing a really spectacular ball gown, and it has turned out to be such an incredibly special piece."

Friday, 17 November 2017

Sylvester Stallone was accused of sexual assault by a 16-year-old girl while he was filming a movie in Las Vegas in the late 1980s, according to a bombshell police report obtained by

The Rocky actor was 40 years old when an unnamed teenager disclosed to Las Vegas police that she had been 'intimidated' into having sex with him and his bodyguard Michael 'Mike' De Luca at the former Las Vegas Hilton hotel in July 1986.
The 16-year-old claimed she had sex with Stallone and he encouraged De Luca to join them. At that point she became 'very uncomfortable' with the encounter but felt she had 'no choice'.
De Luca then forced the teenager to perform oral sex on him before penetrating her, while Stallone made her give him oral sex, according to the police report.

Retired Las Vegas metro police department detective sergeant John Samolovitch, who was head of the sexual assault unit at the time, confirmed to ‘the copy of the police report is in fact a true copy of the original report.’

Michelle Bega, spokeswoman for Stallone, told 'This is a ridiculous, categorically false story. No one was ever aware of this story until it was published today, including Mr. Stallone. At no time was Mr. Stallone ever contacted by any authorities or anyone else regarding this matter.' 

After the incident, the teen claims Stallone threatened her - she couldn't tell anyone because both men were married and if she said anything, 'they would have to beat her head in', before laughing with De Luca.

The unidentified teen ultimately decided not to pursue charges against either men because she was 'humiliated and ashamed', as well as being 'scared', according to the police report.

At the time of the incident Stallone, now 71, was 40 years old. Bodyguard De Luca, who was shot and killed by California police during a traffic stop in 2013, was 27 years old at the time.
Police were alerted to the incident when a hotel employee called police to report that a friend of the victim said she needed advice on the matter.

When officials tracked down the teen, she relayed details of the alleged assault to them.
She said she was staying at the Las Vegas Hilton hotel with family friends for 10 days, from July 18 to July 28, during the time that Stallone happened to be filming at the hotel for the upcoming movie Over the Top.

The teen said she met actor David Mendenhall, who was playing Stallone's son in the film, at the hotel's arcade and he introduced her and her cousin to Stallone on Wednesday, July 23, 1986.
In the following days, the cast and crew of the movie continued filming at the hotel, and on Friday, the teen said she saw Stallone and got his autograph.

According to the police report, Stallone asked the girl how old she was and after learning she was 16 years old, he asked her 'how she got such a build'.

One of the teen's friends had received a kiss on the cheek from Stallone during the conversation, so the teen said she also asked for a peck on the cheek from Stallone. 

'He replied that he would give her a kiss at a later date, that she would not forget', according to the police report. 

The next day the teen said she returned to the area in the hotel where the crew was filming with a larger picture for Stallone to autograph for her so that she could give it to a friend.

There, she met De Luca, Stallone's bodyguard, who allegedly asked the teen if Stallone made a pass at her, what would she do. 

The teen said she responded that she 'would probably make a pass back at him'. 
De Luca then gave her two keys for a room on the 27th floor and told her to go up to the room as soon as possible,' according to the police report.   

That night, the teen claims she went up to the 27th floor where she met Stallone and De Luca in the hallway and together, they all went into the hotel suite.

From there, the teen said she and Stallone went into the bedroom, got undressed and began having intercourse, while De Luca stayed in the bathroom.

The teen told police that they 'really didn't have sex' because Stallone only inserted himself 'a little ways' into her and 'only kept it in for a few seconds'.

Stallone remarked to the girl that she was 'very tight' before asking her if she ever had sex with two men at the same time, according to the report.

She said she responded that she hadn't and then Stallone went into the bathroom and brought De Luca into the bedroom.

Stallone allegedly asked De Luca if he wanted a 'blow job' from the teen and De Luca then 'forced her head down onto his penis', according to the police report. 

The minor claims De Luca forced her to perform oral sex on him for a few minutes before he 'came around and had vaginal sex with her'. 

Then Stallone allegedly 'came over to her and pushed her head down onto his penis and made her give him a blow job'. 

Neither of the men climaxed but the teen said that Stallone asked her if she 'wanted to see come' and then he ejaculated in front of her, the report continued. 

The teen told police that after she got dressed, 'Stallone made the comment that they were both married men and that she could not tell anybody about the incident and if she did, that they would have to beat her head in'.

Stallone and De Luca both 'laughed after he made the comment', according to the report. 
Police noted that 'during the interview [the teen] became emotionally upset numerous times, crying and sobbing.'

The report continued: 'She indicated that if the sexual encounter had only been with Stallone, she would not pursue this matter, but due to the fact that Mike, the bodyguard became involved in the sexual incident, she didn't know what she wanted to do.' 

According to police, when De Luca became involved in the sexual encounter 'she became very uncomfortable with the situation. She states she did not want to have any type of sexual contact with the bodyguard, but felt she had no choice in the matter. 

'She states there was no actual physical force, but she did feel intimidated.'
Police noted in their report that the teen had 'difficulty in relating her thoughts' and was 'extremely emotional' when telling her story.

When pressed if she wanted to pursue charges against Stallone and De Luca, the girl told police: 'I'm humiliated and ashamed, but I don't want to prosecute.

'I'm kind of scared and I'm very ashamed. I don't want anybody else to have that happen to them, but I don't want to prosecute. I cannot talk about this anymore, please leave me alone.' 

She later signed a no prosecution form and the matter was dropped, although police did confiscate De Luca's concealed weapon permit on July 30, 1986. 

A story about Sly Stallone being involved in a possible sexual assault in Las Vegas in 1986 was first reported by Doug Poppa of the Baltimore Post Examiner.

The bombshell police report was made a year before Stallone's half-sister Toni-Ann Filiti, threatened him with a lawsuit in 1987, alleging that Stallone raped her and sexually assaulted her for years.

Although court documents show the actor 'vigorously denied and continues to deny and dispute all claims of wrongdoing', he agreed to give Filiti a lump sum of $2 million, as well as $16,666 a month for the rest of her life.

His half-sister, whose own mother claimed she was a drug addict, died in 2012 after a battle with lung cancer.

Stallone's denial comes in the wake of allegations made against key Hollywood figures including Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and Louis CK.