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I’m a soldier, and I have to take my ups and my downs–Anthony Joshua.

Former undefeated and unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua took to his YouTube channel Wednesday to reflect on his shocking loss to Andy Ruiz Jr. at Madison Square Garden on Saturday. The heavyweight division was blown wide open when the massive underdog Mexican shocked the world to take the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO titles.

“I have to take my loss like a man, no blaming anyone, no blaming anything.” Joshua said. “I’m the one who went in there to perform, and my performance didn’t go to plan. My game plan didn’t go to plan, so I have to readjust, analyze, do my best to correct it and get the job done in the rematch.

“Congratulations to Andy Ruiz, he has six months or so to be champion, because the belts go into the air and he has to defend the title against myself. Within our contract we were negotiating we added some clauses, as you do. So naturally we added a rematch clause, date, location and so on.

“I would not mind if it was in New York again, I wouldn’t mind if it was in England.”

The rematch was announced Tuesday by Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn. But the date and location are yet to be confirmed.

Joshua also dismissed a couple of the rumors that have been making the rounds since his defeat.
“About the fight, look, the whole training camp team pulled together and done a great job,” he said. “I started my camp off in Sheffield (England), which I normally do, anyway. Was working there for about six weeks, seven weeks cracking on, came to New York, continue my press tour. There was a lot of issues going on with this fight with Jarrell Miller, (Luiz) Ortiz pulling out, (Andy) Ruiz stepping in, but it all makes for the drama show, the entertainment of heavyweight boxing.

 

“So, I traveled here, done my press conference, and then I’ve gone to Miami. The set up was spot-on. I didn’t go out expect for lunch one day, out in the open. Other days the chef in-house was cooking, eating in-house and so on. No contaminated food. I know there’s a lot of accusations and worries about what was wrong with me, but I want to tell you this: I’m a soldier, and I have to take my ups and my downs, and on Saturday I took a loss, and I have to take it like a man and that’s why one of my sayings is, ‘never let success get to your head and never let your failures get to your heart.'”

Added Joshua: “I had no panic attack. I’m not that type of person. You know me.”

 

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Do you know that Donald Trump is forgetful?

Donald Trump had to be rescued from a tricky moment by his wife, Melania, when he failed to recognise a statue at Buckingham Palace that he had given the Queen last summer.
The US president was shown a pewter horse that he gave as a gift when they met in July last year, and was asked whether he recognised it. He replied “no”.
Melania came to his rescue, saying: “I think we gave that to the Queen.”
He had given the thoroughbred statue in polished pewter on his visit to Windsor.

 

It happened as the Queen was showing the president and First Lady around an exhibition at the palace picture gallery of American artefacts.It happened as the Queen was showing the president and First Lady around an exhibition at the palace picture gallery of American artefacts.

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(Pictured) The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are greeted by President Donald Trump and wife Melania outside Winfield House, the residence of the Ambassador of the United States of America to the UK, in Regent’s Park, London on June 4.
Donald Trump had to be rescued from a tricky moment by his wife, Melania, when he failed to recognise a statue at Buckingham Palace that he had given the Queen last summer.
The US president was shown a pewter horse that he gave as a gift when they met in July last year, and was asked whether he recognised it. He replied “no”.
Melania came to his rescue, saying: “I think we gave that to the Queen.”
He had given the thoroughbred statue in polished pewter on his visit to Windsor.

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It happened as the Queen was showing the president and First Lady around an exhibition at the palace picture gallery of American artefacts.

Among the items she showed them were aisit.

The president appeared to grasp only the monarch’s fingers in his fist as he was welcomed to the Palace.

 

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Forbes Magazine declares Jay z as the first Hip Hop Billionaire.

JAY-Z has made history as hip-hop’s first official billionaire, according to Forbes magazine.
The Empire State of Mind rap mogul, real name Shawn Carter, has amassed the fortune thanks to his many savvy business endeavours, which includes partnerships with alcohol brands Armand de Brignac and D’Usse, respectively worth an estimated $310 million (£245.2 million) and $100 million (£79.1 million), $100 million for his music streaming service Tidal, and $75 million (£59.3 million) each for his Roc Nation label and his own music catalogue.
The publication’s financial experts also take into account his private art collection, worth around $70 million (£55.4 million), and the $50 million (£40 million) he owns in real estate.
In addition, JAY-Z boasts $220 million (£174 million) in cash and investments, including a $70 million stake in on-demand car service app Uber.

 

The overall figures have also been adjusted to account for the cost of his “superstar lifestyle”, and don’t include his pop icon wife Beyonce’s own finances, which previously made the couple worth more than a billion combined.
“Jay-Z has accumulated a fortune that conservatively totals $1 billion, making him one of only a handful of entertainers to become a billionaire – and the first hip-hop artist to do so,” journalist Zack O’Malley Greenburg writes.
Producer and close friend Swizz Beatz, who has worked closely with JAY-Z over the years, has hailed the 49 year old’s latest achievement as a big win for black culture.

 

“It’s bigger than hip-hop… it’s the blueprint for our culture,” he tells Forbes. “A guy that looks like us, sounds like us, loves us, made it to something that we always felt that was above us.”

“If he’s a billionaire now, imagine what he’s about to be, because he’s only just starting.”
The news emerges five years after fellow rap legend Dr. Dre claimed to have cracked the billion dollar mark after selling his Beats by Dre electronics brand to Apple bosses for more than $3 billion.
However, Forbes experts insist Dre’s fortune doesn’t quite compare, as his net worth is around $850 million (£672.3 million).

 

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What went wrong that a pot-bellied Ruiz destroyed Six-Pack Joshua?

NEW YORK (AP) — Andy Ruiz Jr. had six weeks to prepare for the fight of his life.

He’ll have a lifetime to celebrate one of boxing’s biggest heavyweight stunners.

A massive underdog just like Buster Douglas, Ruiz knocked down British champion Anthony Joshua four times — four! — and the final two in the seventh round proved the decisive blows.

Ruiz, the first heavyweight of Mexican descent to win a heavyweight title, capped one of boxing’s epic upsets to win Joshua’s shares of the heavyweight championship Saturday night at Madison Square Garden.

“I just feel so good, man,” Ruiz said. “This is what I’ve been dreaming about, this is what I’ve been working hard for. I can’t believe I just made my dreams come true.”

Ruiz etched his name in heavyweight lore by TKO at 1:27 in the seventh round to become the surprise champ in a bout that had shades of Douglas’ upset over Mike Tyson for the heavyweight title in 1990. Ruiz barely was on anyone’s heavyweight radar when he was summoned as a replacement to fight the undefeated Joshua in front of a packed Garden.

Considered a joke by fans, all Ruiz did was dominate the British champion and used a TKO to turn his life and the heavyweight division upside down. The 270-pound heavyset heavyweight knocked down Joshua twice in the third round and did it two more times in the seventh before referee Mike Griffin ended the fight. Joshua was woozy and seemed to stumble toward the wrong corner after the final blow.

Ruiz stepped in after fighting on April 20, when he stopped Alexander Dimitrenko. Jarrell Miller’s failed drug tests sent the challenger to the sideline and paved the way for Ruiz’s unexpected title shot. Ruiz (33-1, 21 KO’s) seized the opportunity and made boxing history to win the WBA/IBF/WBO/IBO championships. He raised his arms in celebration and jumped around the ring as his corner quickly mobbed him and a wild celebration kicked off.

“I’ve got that Mexican blood in me,” he said. “Talking about the Mexican style? I just proved it.”

The true shock might have been that the Garden was packed on a Saturday night for a fight few expected to be competitive. Yes, Ruiz is up there with Douglas and Hasim Rahman for who-can-believe-it wins, but casual sports fans don’t even know the names of most boxing champions — consider, instead of pay-per-view parties, this card was streamed by DAZN.

When ring announcer Michael Buffer announced the name of the judges “should this fight go the distance,” fans laughed at the ridiculous possibility as Ruiz was an ultimate underdog.

Joshua (22-1, 22 KO’s) and Ruiz were both knocked down in an electrifying third round that had the sellout crowd of 20,201 howling with each heavy hit. Joshua knocked down Ruiz early in the round and the promise of an early finish seemed horizon.

Ruiz, his trunks a bit too low for his portly frame, came right back and used an overhand right that rocked the champ and sent him to the canvas. Joshua recovered only to get pummeled in the corner. Ruiz knocked him down again in the final ticks of the round as fans in a disbelieving Garden crowd screamed “Oh my God!” Again, Joshua beat the count but the bell saved the Brit from a going a second longer in his weakened state. Had it not been a championship fight, perhaps Griffin would have stopped the bout.

Alas, for Joshua, it went on.

Ruiz, whose father, a native of Mexico, got him into the gym when he was 6 and had his son in bouts a year later, shook up the boxing world. Johsua was the fan favorite and had all the hype for his first fight in the United States.

“If it wasn’t for my dad, I wouldn’t be here,” Ruiz said.

NBA star Kyrie Irving and rapper Meek Mill were among the celebrities in the house expecting Joshua to roll to a win and set up more ambitious, lucrative bouts against the likes of Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder and a few other potential opponents.

“Sorry I let my fans down, sorry I let my supporters down,” Joshua said.

Ruiz made some new ones.

“It is never over until it’s over with the Mexicans. God bless them. Congrats Andy Ruiz,” former UFC champion Conor McGregor tweeted.

Wilder, owner of the WBC crown, decided to give Luis Ortiz a rematch. Ortiz battered Wilder for parts of their fight in early 2018 before running out of gas and getting knocked out.

Wilder tried to steal the headlines this week when he announced his rematch with Fury was set for 2020. Wilder and Fury fought to a split draw in December in Los Angeles, with Wilder retaining his WBC heavyweight title after knocking down his British challenger twice.

Joshua instead heads toward a likely rematch against Ruiz later this year.

Fans booed when Ruiz was shown on the big screen holding a personalized Knicks jersey. He walked out to his press conference wearing the jersey — his coronation complete, a table full of championship belts all for him.

“My life is going to change,” he said. “I don’t have to show them no more.”

 

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Why Cardi B cancelled show?

Cardi B wants people to know that she can do whatever she wants with her body.

The 26-year-old rapper took to Instagram Live this week to respond to backlash that she was “lazy” for getting plastic surgery and canceling shows.

“[People tell me], ‘You lazy, you should just workout.’ I do whatever the f**k I want to do with my body,” she said in her video. “I don’t have the time of day like you do. Like, my job as an entertainer is a 24-hour job, bro. So no, I don’t have time to work out and I wanted specific things that I know that no matter how much I work out, is not get fixed.”

“Like my bbs, no matter how much I work out, they were not gonna lift themselves,” she continued, emphasizing, “So yeah, I had to get fking surgery.”

Earlier this week, the “I Like It” rap star announced that she was postponing shows due to ongoing recovery from surgeries she underwent. In her Instagram Live, she further explained that her doctor advised her to rest because she as not fully healed.

 

While her recovery was costing her “millions of dollars,” Cardi explained that at a point “health is wealth” and she has to take time off.

“You know, I hate canceling shows because I love money. I’m a money addict,” Cardi said. “And I get paid a lot of money, a lot of money for these shows. A lot of money. I’m canceling millions of dollars in shows, but like, health is wealth so I have to do what I have to do.”

ET recently sat down with Cardi, where she revealed that she underwent cosmetic breast surgery because giving birth to her daughter, Kulture, “f**ked me up.”

“I just got my b**bs redone,” Cardi, 26, said. “I feel good, but then sometimes I feel, like, not, you know? [When] your skin is stretched out.”

She also told an audience she shouldn’t be performing due to recent liposuction. “I should’ve canceled today because moving too much is gonna fk up my lipo,” she told the crowd at the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis, Tennessee. “But, bch, I’m still gonna get this mother f**king money back, let’s go!”

She later told ET that she felt it was important to talk publicly about her surgery so that people were more aware of the harsh realities of recovery.

 

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Nobody did anything wrong—Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston has revealed the only time she met Angelina Jolie before her split with Brad Pitt.

The Friends actress, known for playing Rachel Green in the popular New York City-based sitcom, met Brad in 1998.

The relationship between the actress and Fight Club star was widely publicised in the press.

The pair married in 2000, after two years of dating, in a lavish Malibu wedding.

 

But they announced their separation, in 2005, and finalised their divorce amid intense speculation in the media that Pitt had been unfaithful to Aniston.

The Ocean’s 11 actor was allegedly unfaithful with his Mr. & Mrs. Smith co-star Jolie, whom he started dating soon after the split.

Aniston commented on the divorce in a January 2015 interview with The Hollywood Reporter, stating that: “Nobody did anything wrong…. It was just like, sometimes things [happen].”

And now Jennifer has revealed that the one and only time she met Angelina was actually in the car park of where Friends was filmed.

 

Speaking to Vanity Fair, Jennifer said about the meeting: “I pulled over and introduced myself.

“I said, ‘Brad is so excited about working with you. I hope you guys have a really good time.'”

Aniston added: “I’ve never in my life said I didn’t want to have children.

“I did and I do and I will! … I would never give up that experience for a career.”

 

Aniston also revealed that the divorce prompted her to reach out to her mother, from whom she was estranged for nearly a decade.

They initially became estranged when Nancy talked about her daughter on a television show and wrote From Mother and Daughter to Friends: A Memoir.

Aniston has also stated she was devastated by the death of her longtime therapist, whose work helped make her separation from Pitt easier.

She said her relationship with Pitt, which she does not regret, was “seven very intense years together” and that “it was a beautiful, complicated relationship”.

 

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Why Brunei Sultan bows to pressure?

Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah has returned an honorary degree awarded by Britain’s Oxford University after a global backlash led by celebrities including George Clooney and Elton John for proposing the death penalty for gay sex and adultery.
Nearly 120,000 people had signed a petition by April calling on Oxford University to rescind the honorary law degree awarded in 1993 to the sultan, the world’s second-longest reigning monarch and prime minister of the oil-rich country.

Oxford University said the sultan had decided to hand back the honorary degree on May 6, while it was reviewing its decision to award it.

 

News of the decision was made public on Thursday.

“As part of the review process, the university wrote to notify the sultan on 26 April 2019, asking for his views by 7 June 2019,” the university said in an emailed statement to the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

“Through a letter dated 6 May 2019, the sultan replied with his decision to return the degree.”

 

The small Southeast Asian country sparked an outcry when it rolled out its interpretation of Islamic laws on April 3, punishing sodomy, adultery and rape with death, including by stoning.
Seeking to temper the backlash, the sultan earlier this month said the death penalty would not be imposed in the implementation of the penal code changes.

The law, which the United Nations condemned, had prompted celebrities and rights groups to seek a boycott on hotels owned by the sultan, including the Dorchester in London and the Beverley Hills Hotel in Los Angeles..

Several multinational companies have since put a ban on staff using the sultan’s hotels, while some travel companies have stopped promoting Brunei as a tourist destination.

Socially conservative attitudes prevail across Asia where Myanmar, Malaysia and Singapore ban sexual relationships between men, and Indonesia has seen an increase in raids targeting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people recently.

Brunei, a former British protectorate of about 400,000 people nestled between two Malaysian states on Borneo island, was the first country in the region to adopt the criminal component of sharia at a national level in 2014.

 

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Vacancy for Queen Elizabeth’s Social Media Manager.

Tweeting for Her Majesty? How’s that for a line on your resume or CV, as the British put it.

But it’s a real job, it turns out, and for the grand salary of about $38,000 annually, you can become social-media manager for Queen Elizabeth II, the 93-year-old monarch who is savvy enough to know she has to go with the flow when it comes to modern communication.

Thus, the job description posted on the Royal Household website Thursday.

“About the role: It’s knowing your content will be viewed by millions,” it starts out. “It’s finding new ways to maintain The Queen’s presence in the public eye and on the world stage. This is what makes working for the Royal Household exceptional.”

The queen is coming slightly tardy to the social-media party but it is a testament to her shrewdness that she and her top staff have grasped the necessity.

Some of her grandchildren already have a robust social-media presence with staffers to tweet and post on Instagram for them. Others, such as Princess Eugenie of York, manage their own.

 

Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex launched their own Instagram account last month, which they use to post mostly about their royal engagements and charities.

They also posted the news of the birth of their first child, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, on May 6. They must be doing something right because the expertly curated page already has 8 million followers.

 

The job description for the queen’s social-media manager sounds perfect for a millennial who already spends most of his or her life on social media.

Working as part of a small team of “digital media specialists,” the queen’s social media guru would be responsible for informing a worldwide audience about the work of the royal family, creating content for social networking and digital platforms, including a newly launched website, and researching and writing feature articles on the royals.

Experience with parsing and monitoring analytics will be helpful. Creative flair, writing, photography and communications skills are crucial. Ability to quickly respond to changing priorities a must in a deadline-driven environment.

So much for the stuffy, old-fashioned reputation of the Windsors. The queen has been on her throne for 67 years; she hasn’t become the successful and respected monarch she is by refusing to adapt to changes in technology.

 

“Joining this fast-paced and dynamic team, your challenge will be to manage and oversee the daily news flow on digital and social networking platforms, as well as play a key part in some of the digital projects,” the job description says.

“Whether you’re covering a state visit, award ceremony or royal engagement, you’ll make sure our digital channels consistently spark interest and reach a range of audiences.”

It sounds like what a modern journalist does, except it’s supposed to be a Monday-Friday job and the journalists who cover the royals may work many more hours than that given royal schedules.

Also, the salary is not astounding by American standards, but think of the reach:

“The reaction to our work is always high-profile, and so reputation and impact will be at the forefront of all you do,” burbles the job description.” And having your work shared around the world will be the biggest reward.”

The job is open until May 26 and you can apply by clicking on a blue APPLY button. It doesn’t say applicants should be British, but if you’re an American you’ll have to learn how to write “British” with its spelling, syntax and punctuation peculiarities.

 

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Who will be Prince Archie’s godfather?

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son Archie was only born last week, but the couple will be starting to think about which of their friends and family members they will choose as royal godparents. It’s unlikely that Harry will ask his older brother Prince William to be a godfather – and the reason is simple.

William already has a part to play in Archie’s life as his uncle, so it makes more sense for Harry and Meghan to ask their friends or more distant family members to take on the role. This would also give the royal baby a larger support system. In a similar manner, it’s unlikely that William’s wife Kate will be a godmother.

 

When the Cambridges welcomed their three children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, they turned to their close friends to do the honours. Harry already has an established bond to the young royals in his role as an uncle.

George has seven godparents including Kate’s school friend Emilia Jardine-Paterson, William’s childhood friend William van Cutsem, and the couple’s university pal Oliver Baker. The only royal they asked to be a godparent was Zara Tindall. Charlotte, meanwhile, has five godparents, none of whom are royal. They include Kate’s cousin Adam Middleton and William’s cousin Laura Fellowes, who is the daughter of Princess Diana’s sister Lady Jane Fellowes.

 

Prince Harry once again missed out on being assigned the role of godfather when William and Kate’s third child Louis came along. Louis’ six godparents, none of whom are royal, include William’s friend Guy Pelly, his school friend Harry Aubrey-Fletcher, Kate’s school friend Hannah Carter and Kate’s cousin Lucy Middleton.
Baby Archie will most likely be baptised in July before the royals break for summer. His godparents will be announced by the palace shortly before the church ceremony. It’s not known where Archie will be christened, but a plausible venue is St George’s Chapel in Windsor, the same place where Harry was baptised and where the Sussexes married in May 2018.

 

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Priyanka Chopra’s encounter with racism at a tender age.

Priyanka Chopra was bullied because of her skin colour.

The ‘Quantico’ star has opened up about the ”really racist behaviour” she experienced when she was in high school.

 

She said: ”I had, you know, really racist behaviour when I was in high school in 10th grade. I was called Brownie, Curry, go back on the elephant you came on, and that really affected me when I was a kid and affected my self-esteem … The way we treat people differently comes from cultural, subliminal messaging that has happened over eons. The more we can talk about it and open other people’s eyes and say, ‘It doesn’t have to be that way,’ and give them more examples, I guess society will change.”

And the 36-year-old actress – who is married to singer Nick Jonas – wants to create a world where her future kids don’t have to think about diversity.

Speaking to promote her ambassadorship for skincare company Obagi and the Skinclusion campaign, she added: ”I do want to create a world for my future kids where they don’t have to think about diversity, where they’re not talking about it because it’s normal.”

 

The ‘Isn’t It Romantic’ star previously insisted that ”representation is important” to daily life and helps her decide what brands she wants to work with.

She said: ”I feel the need for diversity everywhere. Representation is so important, and the conversation around that is something we need to keep magnifying so it doesn’t die down. So for me, the work that I choose and the brands that I align with [include] people who are willing to move that conversation forward. Social responsibility is something that is so important to especially us people who have the privilege of having a platform.

”When you talk about diversity and inclusion, it shouldn’t come from like a place of anger. People have said a lot of ignorant things to me, but instead of being offended, I try and educate them. And I think that like the better route to go where you teach people and change the world step by step instead of like breeding a war.”

 

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Older Prince meeting younger Prince.What a grandeur of royal visit.

A very special visitor! Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry’s royal baby, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, met his grandfather, Prince Charles, on Thursday, May 16, Us Weekly can confirm.

The Prince of Wales, 70, recently returned from an overseas trip to Germany with Duchess Camilla.

Charles gushed over his grandson’s arrival to reporters in Berlin on May 7. “We couldn’t be more delighted at the news, and we’re looking forward to meeting the baby when we return,” he said.

Two days prior to Charles’ visit, the little one was introduced to his uncle, Prince William, and aunt, Duchess Kate.

“Kate and William went over to Meghan and Harry’s to meet their new nephew in a private affair,” a source told Us exclusively.

The Duke, 34, and Duchess of Sussex, 37, welcomed their baby boy on May 6.

 

The first royal family member to meet Baby Sussex was Prince Philip on May 8, moments before the Suits alum and her husband posed for pics with their son for the first time.

“We just bumped into the duke as we were walking by, which was so nice,” the former actress told members of the press at her infant’s debut inside Windsor Castle. “So it will be nice to introduce the baby to the family.”

Harry added: “Another great-grandchild.”

Later that same day, he and Meghan revealed their son’s name with an Instagram post. “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pleased to announce they have named their first born child: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor,” the couple captioned a black-and-white photo of the Los Angeles native introducing her son to Queen Elizabeth II while her husband, 97, Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, and Harry looked on with smiles.

“This afternoon Their Royal Highnesses introduced Her Majesty The Queen to her eighth great-grandchild at Windsor Castle,” the royal pair added. “The Duke of Edinburgh and the duchess’ mother were also present for this special occasion.”

 

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Princess Diana’s Niece, Lady Kitty Spencer, 28, Steps Out With Millionaire Boyfriend, 60

Lady Kitty Spencer, the glamorous 28-year-old niece of Princess Diana, has been photographed strolling through the streets of Manhattan with her 60-year-old rumored boyfriend, fashion tycoon Michael Lewis, all but confirming a long-rumored relationship between the two.

It’s been whispered since last fall that Lady Kitty was dating Lewis, the multimillionaire founder of women’s clothing brand Whistles, who is six years older than her father, Charles Spencer, Diana’s brother. Charles is known for giving a powerful speech at Diana’s funeral excoriating the royal family for failing to protect his sister.

Photographs published in The Daily Mail show the young model tenderly resting her hand on Lewis’ shoulder, described as “a gesture that publicly confirms her relationship with the fashion tycoon for the first time.”

 

The couple were spotted trying to avoid being photographed together this week leaving the Mark hotel in Manhattan. Lady Kitty was seen walking out of the establishment a few moments after Lewis, but the couple then hopped into the same waiting taxi.

Lady Kitty was previously in a four-year relationship with Niccolò Barattieri di San Pietro, 48. They split in 2017 and he began dating Liz Hurley, 53.

Lewis is South African-born and Lady Kitty grew up in South Africa after her dad and his wife Victoria split. Both her parents are younger than Lewis, who has a fortune estimated at £80 million ($1o2 million) and is a divorced father of three, according to the Mail.

 

In a recent interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Lady Kitty once again declined to confirm her relationship with Lewis, saying only: “I’ve been really lucky. I’ve always had really lovely, straightforward boyfriends… I don’t see the appeal of going for anyone who’s too complicated or not trustworthy… I just like people who are kind.”

Lady Kitty, who was only 6 when Diana died, became a social-media star after a showstopping appearance at Harry and Meghan’s wedding in an emerald-green hand-painted Dolce & Gabbana dress that was paired with a Philip Treacy fascinator.

 

She told Harper’s Bazaar her Instagram follower count “went from 17,000 to half a million in one night. I thought I had someone else’s phone when I woke up the next morning. I had to turn my notifications off because my phone was going to die.”
Kitty, whose blond hair, wide smile, and bright blue eyes are often compared to Diana’s, has also sought to continue some small parts of her famous aunt’s charitable work. She’s as an ambassador for the youth-homelessness charity Centrepoint, of which Diana was patron, and Prince William is now.

 

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Spain court clears Shakira of plagiarism

A Spanish court said Thursday it had cleared Colombian superstars Shakira and Carlos Vives of accusations they plagiarised part of their Grammy award-winning hit “La Bicicleta”.
Livan Rafael Castellanos, a Cuban singer known as Livam, had alleged that the catchy tune copied parts of the melody and lyrics from his own song called “Yo te quiero tanto” (I love you so much).

“There is no plagiarism whatsoever as claimed by the plaintiff in this lawsuit,” the commercial court said in its ruling.

Music publisher MDRB had filed a complaint in 2017 in the Madrid court on behalf of Livam.

 

In March, Shakira, 42, who lives in Barcelona, told the court she had “never heard” Livam’s song before.

Vives, 57, also said he did not know the song or Livam.

“La Bicicleta” — or “The Bicycle” in English — won two of the three biggest Grammy Latino awards for 2016, including song and record of the year.

In the song Shakira and Vives sing “que te sueno y que te quiero tanto” (I dream of you and love you so much), while Livam says “yo te quiero, yo te quiero tanto” (I love you, I love you so much).

But the court ruled that the expression was “common, used in all sorts of songs and lyrics, all through history”

It added that the melody, rhythm and harmony were different in both songs.

 

Another court case

Shakira, who lives with FC Barcelona defender Gerard Pique and their two sons, is due to appear in court again in June for allegedly evading taxes of 14.5 million euros ($16.3 million), a charge her lawyers deny.

She is suspected of not paying taxes in Spain despite being a resident between 2011 and 2014, according to prosecutors.

Shakira only transferred her official residency to Spain from the Bahamas in 2015.

But a spokesman for prosecutors in Barcelona told AFP last year that this didn’t “match reality” with her children and partner already in Barcelona.

Shakira’s representatives insist that until 2014 she earned most of her money on international tours and didn’t live more than six months a year in Spain — a pre-requisite to be an official tax-paying resident in the country.

With her mix of Latin, Arab and rock influences, Shakira is one of the biggest stars from South America, scoring major global hits with songs such as “Hips Don’t Lie” and “Whenever, Wherever”.

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She has sold more than 60 million records.

Music publisher MDRB had filed a complaint in 2017 in the Madrid court on behalf of Livam.
In March, Shakira, 42, who lives in Spain, told the court she had “never heard” Livam’s song before.

Vives, 57, also said he did not know the song or Livam.

“La Bicicleta” — which means “The Bicycle” in English — won two of the three biggest Grammy Latino awards for 2016, including song and record of the year.
In the song Shakira and Vives sing “que te sueno y que te quiero tanto” (I dream of you and love you so much), while Livam says “yo te quiero, yo te quiero tanto” (I love you, I love you so much).
But the court ruled that the expression was “common, used in all sorts of songs and lyrics, all through history.”

 

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Air Drake makes its debut flight this week.

It might not be out of the ordinary for an A-list celebrity to own a private jet, but Drake has gone one step further and treated himself to a custom Boeing 767.

The converted cargo plane, which is valued at £142.9 million by Airways magazine – without customisation – was revealed to Drake’s fans on Instagram and made its debut flight this week to Turks and Caicos.

The custom pale blue jet has since been dubbed Air Drake, with the rapper giving a special tour of the plane on Instagram. As the gigantic 767 and its custom Air Drake logo was unveiled, an emotional Drake told the camera, “I don’t know what’s wrong with me.”

The exterior of the plane features a large owl decal, the logo of Drake’s company OVO (October’s Very Own) and inside there’s a spacious lounge full of purple velvet three seater couches, cream and violet leather armchairs, wood finishings and tray ceilings.

 

Another video shared by Drake’s friend DJ Akademiks on his Instagram account also revealed a private bedroom with mirrored cabinets and a king-sized bed. DJ Akademiks, whose real name is Livingston Allen, also took viewers into a private living room and a more traditional business class-style seating set up at the back of the plane.

In his video, Drake revealed the plane had been fully bought and paid for saying, “No rental, no timeshare.”

Even taking into account the fact that Drake’s net worth has been ticking over nicely with massive profits from his tours and album sales, it’s still a pretty big purchase. The Canadian rapper explained on Twitter he had purchased the jet from a “homegrown business”, as he bought the luxe ride through Canadian company Cargojet Airways and its CEO Ajay Virmani (who also makes an appearance in the video).

 

Cargojet also re-shared Drake’s plane tour video, adding on Instagram that the musician was a “new brand ambassador”.

Allen posted another video on Instagram which revealed Air Drake had made its debut voyage – all the way to tropical paradise Turks and Caicos.

The video shows two figures descending from the plane and Allen captioned the post, “Air Drake has taken its first flight and landed in Turks and Caicos.”

 

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Jennifer Lawrence engaged to Cooke Maroney.

Jennifer Lawrence already looks like a blushing bride.
The Oscar award-winning actress, 28, wore a blush pink gown from L. Wells Bridal Sunday to celebrate her engagement to art gallery director Cooke Maroney.

Lawrence paired the long-sleeve chiffon dress – which retails online for $2,300 – with a matching Roger Vivier purse, Fred Leighton jewelry and Casadei shoes, while her blond locks were pulled back in a timeless bun.

Her stylists, Jill Lincoln and Jordan Johnson, shared a picture of Lawrence’s completed look as the smiling actress strolled down a romantic, candle-lit courtyard.

 

“Here she comes!” the stylists captioned the Instagram post Monday. “We couldn’t be happier and more excited for #jenniferlawrence to become a #MRS.. this weekend we toasted Jen and her groom to be.. too good of a time was had by all.”

 

Lawrence’s makeup artist, Fulvia Farolfi, and hair stylist, Ben Skirvin, also shared the picture on their Instagram accounts.
“YES!!! What a joy to be part of this magic moment!” Farolfi wrote, while Skirvin added, “A wonderful day.”

The celebration comes months after the “X-Men” actress announced her engagement to Maroney, a director at Gladstone 64, a gallery on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, in February.

 

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Britney Spears becoming incapacitated.What a sad story!!

Britney Spears may never perform again, according to her manager.

The ‘Piece Of Me’ hitmaker’s longtime manager, Larry Rudolph, has claimed that it will be a long time until the singer – who recently completed a 30 day stint at an unnamed facility after she became ”distraught” over her father Jamie’s ongoing health battle, which began when he ruptured his colon last November – ever sets foot on a stage again, and possibly never.

 

He told TMZ: ”As the person who guides her career – based on the information I and all of the professionals who work with her are being told on a need-to-know basis – from what I have gathered it’s clear to me she should not be going back to do this Vegas residency, not in the near future and possibly never again.”

Britney appeared in front of a judge last Friday (10.05.19) and alleged that her father Jamie – who has controlled her finances and life since her breakdown in 2007 – committed her to a mental health facility against her will last month and forcing her to take drugs. There is now a social media campaign called ”#FreeBritney”, which was set up by her fans in a bid to free her of her conservatorship.

 

A source previously revealed Britney has ”come such a long way” during her time in a mental health facility and can’t wait to spend time with her sons Sean, 13, and Jayden, 12, when their summer break starts.

A source said: ”When she was in the facility, Britney spoke nonstop about going home and seeing her boys, and that is the very first thing she did. She wants to spend every moment she can with them and can’t wait for their summer break to begin. While everyone warned her to take it slow and give herself time in the facility, Britney missed her routine and just being in her own bed. She has come such a long way. She’s had years of therapy and care, and this time, she knew the signs when she needed help. With the support of [boyfriend] Sam Asghari and her father she made the decision to get help and she’s very proud of that.”

 

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Why is Prince Harry having a sleepless night?

Prince Harry said he is having sleepless nights since the arrival of baby Archie but cannot imagine life without him.

The Duke of Sussex chatted about fatherhood during a series of engagements in Oxford, including a visit to the city’s children’s hospital.

Christine George, 52, whose son James, 17, is having chemotherapy, said: “He said he had all this organised, but had a sleepless night last night – not the ideal preparation for his first day at work.”

Harry visited the city on Tuesday on his first full day of work in the UK since the birth of his and Meghan’s son last Monday. He had visited Amsterdam last week.

As he arrived at the hospital, the duke was presented with a tiny teddy bear for Archie by former patient Daisy Wingrove, 13.

Harry let out a big sigh and said “Ahhh” as a nearby crowd of well-wishers made the same sound in sympathy.

 

Prince Harry said he is having sleepless nights since the arrival of baby Archie but cannot imagine life without him.

The Duke of Sussex chatted about fatherhood during a series of engagements in Oxford, including a visit to the city’s children’s hospital.

Christine George, 52, whose son James, 17, is having chemotherapy, said: “He said he had all this organised, but had a sleepless night last night – not the ideal preparation for his first day at work.”

Harry visited the city on Tuesday on his first full day of work in the UK since the birth of his and Meghan’s son last Monday. He had visited Amsterdam last week.

As he arrived at the hospital, the duke was presented with a tiny teddy bear for Archie by former patient Daisy Wingrove, 13.

Harry let out a big sigh and said “Ahhh” as a nearby crowd of well-wishers made the same sound in sympathy.

 

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Why Ariana Grande is enmeshed in Copyright mess

Ariana Grande has become embroiled in a copyright battle over pictures of herself she posted on Instagram.

The pop star was accused of using two pictures she did not pay for on the social media site.

The posts were reportedly to have garnered 3 million likes before being deleted.
Robert Barbera, a professional photographer, claimed Grande never asked for permission to use two of his pictures.

Mr Barbera is seeking damages of up to $25,000 (£19,000) for each picture.

The photos showed the singer carrying a clear bag bearing the name of her fourth studio album: Sweetener.

She posted them on Instagram on August 17 last year, on the day the album was released, alongside the caption: “Happy sweetener day”.

Grande has since deleted the post, but according to the lawsuit filed in New York it was ‘liked’ 3,392,035 times.

Grande is the most followed woman on Instagram, with 154 million followers.

Mr Barbera is seeking damages of up to 25,000 US dollars, about £19,000 – for each picture.

Grande did not immediately respond to the lawsuit.

She is not the first celebrity to be accused of copyright infringement by professional photographers.

Jennifer Lopez, Gigi Hadid, 50 Cent, Jessica Simpson, and Khloe Kardashian have all be sued by photographers after allegedly posting their pictures.

 

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Duchess Meghan to take three months maternity leave

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, will only take three months of maternity leave after she gives birth to her first child.

The 37-year-old former actress is expecting her first child with husband Prince Harry any day now, and although she has the opportunity to take a full year away from royal duties in order to care for her tot, sources say she’s planning just three months off before she heads back to work.

Meghan – who was known as Meghan Markle before joining the royal family in May last year – finished her official royal duties six weeks ago but continues to work behind the scenes with various charities, and reportedly wants to return to public life in time for Queen Elizabeth’s official birthday in June.

A source told The Sun newspaper: “Meghan has made it very clear she wants to return to work as soon as possible. She has huge amounts of energy, is extremely determined and wants to be as hands-on as possible with her charities.

 

“Nothing has been written into her diary just yet, as she wants to wait and see how she feels after having the baby. She’s pencilled in three months, but she’ll most likely return to public life in six weeks – on the Queen’s official birthday, Trooping the Colour, in June.

“Three months’ maternity is standard in the US for American mums – they don’t normally get the six or even 12 months women get here in the UK. So this is totally normal for Meghan.”

Prince Harry, 34, is also planning on taking paternity leave, though it isn’t known how long he plans on being away from royal duties.

Meanwhile, it was recently claimed Meghan has been “nesting” with £60 scented candles from luxury brand Diptyque in her and Harry’s new home at Frogmore Cottage.

A source said: “Meghan has really been struck with the nesting impulse in the last few weeks. She loves the candles and the cottage smells divine.”

 

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Beyonce launches new viral dance challenge

Beyonce has launched a viral dance challenge inspired by her new cover song Before I Let Go.

The singer surprised fans by releasing the Homecoming live album on 17 April (19), the same day as Netflix dropped her Homecoming special, which featured her headlining performance at Coachella 2018 as well as behind-the-scenes footage. In the closing credits of the documentary and on the album, Beyonce debuted a new song Before I Let Go – a cover of Frankie Beverly & Maze’s 1981 black cultural anthem.

The track has now sparked a new viral dance challenge, with dancers showing off the routines they’ve created to the song, which features directional lyrics such as, “Ooh, bunny hop, bunny hop, drop, pop/ Cross your legs, turn around and clap/ Shuffle to the left, let’s glide now/ Ooh, drop it down, drop it down low, low.”

 

Beyonce launched the #BeforeILetGoChallenge on her Instagram Stories on Monday by promoting the hashtag with a bee and heart emoji. The singer, who rarely uses that Instagram function, also shared dozens of video submissions from dancing fans showing off their moves.

“Y’all!!!!!!!!!!!!! @beyonce just posted my #beforeiletgochallenge to her Instagram!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry I’m dying…. ,” user @Kiara_Imani tweeted Monday.

Beyonce dropped the Homecoming album on all streaming services – including Spotify and Apple Music – on Wednesday, a rare move for the singer who usually shares her new music exclusively on husband JAY-Z’s TIDAL service.

She is now following suit with some of her other work – bosses at Spotify and Apple Music announced on Tuesday that her 2016 album Lemonade is now available on their platforms, three years after its release.

 

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R. Kelly’s accuser wins judgement in suit singer failed to answer

(Reuters) – A woman who accused R. Kelly of sexual abuse has won a civil case by default against the singer, after he failed to respond to her lawsuit and was a no-show in court.
The woman, who accused Kelly of repeatedly having sex with her when she was 16 years old, filed the case in Chicago in February, a day before Kelly was arrested on 10 charges of sexual abuse.

She is one of four accusers – three of whom were underage at the time of the alleged crimes – at the centre of the criminal case against Kelly, according to her lawyer, Jeffrey Deutschman. She is identified as “H.W.” in criminal court filings.

A Chicago judge on Tuesday entered a default ruling against Kelly, according to court records, after he did not respond to the lawsuit and missed the hearing.

 

The judge, Moira Johnson, will hear from the victim at a hearing next month before determining how much Kelly should pay in damages.

Kelly’s criminal defence attorney, Steve Greenberg, said he was not involved in the civil litigation and declined to comment.

Prosecutors say Kelly, 52, sexually assaulted three teenage girls as well as a woman. Kelly, who has faced similar allegations for decades, has pleaded not guilty to the charges and denied any wrongdoing.

He was acquitted of child pornography charges in 2008.

The lawsuit said Kelly first met the woman when she was 16 years old and initiated a sexual relationship that lasted for more than a year.

Kelly, whose first name is Robert, is an R&B star known for hits like “I Believe I Can Fly” and “Bump N’ Grind.”

 

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