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    By GEORGE STARK and SADIE WHITELOCKS

    Oh no they didn't! Kim and Kanye are said to have called their first child together North West, according to reports and now Twitter is flooded with comical reaction from fans

    Following the revelation that Kim and Kanye have named their baby girl North West, Twitter has been flooded with comical reactions from fans.
    One female tweeter PamHutch said that she hoped the couple's baby becomes a fashion designer, so she could launch a diffusion line and call it 'North by North West'.
    And another horrified commentator JoeGeorgee, said it was like Liam Payne from One Direction 'calling his kid Period'. Brookestirling suggested that she will get married at 16, 'purely for a last name that isn't a direction on the compass'.

    Baby Kimye named! It is claimed that Kim Kardashian has called her first child North West

    Chris Plante, editor of video game website Polygon.com, wrote: 'Scheduling a future playdate for North West with my future son Power Plante.'
    Many also posted images of Northwest branded airplanes, citing them as the 'first official photos' of the stars' newborn.
    However, some have given the unusual moniker a thumbs up.

    New parents: The couple welcomed their first child on Saturday June 15

    Kiss star Gene Simmons, tweeted: ''North' is a fine name. North West. In either case, it's their baby. North is better than some I've heard: Lashonda & Facishia. What say you.'
    And GottaStayFTD said: 'Y'all making fun of North West for that baby's name but she going straight to the top . . . and slightly to the left.'
    UK Glamour magazine editor Jo Elvin, explained that while she isn't a fan of the name, her husband thinks it's 'pretty good'.
    'Glad we have just the one child and that I came up with the name,' she added.

    source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2345817/North-West-Fans-horrified-reaction-Kim-Kanyes-baby-name.html
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    BY ANGELA WATERCUTTER

    For all of the delays, rewrites, and reshoots that plagued World War Z, it turned out to be a solid summer action flick. The irony, though, is the thing that might be its most festering infection is the plague itself.

    World War Z would be better if it weren’t a zombie movie.

    That’s not to say there shouldn’t be legions of infected undead swarming all over the place, because those things actually are pretty awesome. But when something markets itself as a “zombie movie,” it inevitably takes on certain baggage. Zombies — and the movies, TV shows, and comics about them — have a rich history and certain tropes that demand to be acknowledged. If they’re not, it’s hard to get past the cognitive dissonance created by a movie, no matter how enjoyable it might be, that isn’t what it’s billed as. It’s as if a scrawny, insecure Thor appeared in an Avengers flick. It might be an interesting story or character study, but that dude wouldn’t be a truly Asgardian superhero.

    Similarly, if you’re a fan of gory zombie action and you’re going to this PG-13 flick looking for your bloody fix of gore, you might leave wanting.

    Of course, changing up the zombie game is exactly what director Marc Forster (Monster’s Ball) and his fellow filmmakers set out to do. During a recent screening of World War Z in San Francisco, the movie’s star and producer Brad Pitt introduced the film by saying, “If you think you’re just about to see another zombie film, you’re in for a bit of a shock. … This thing is big, it’s like nothing you’ve seen before.”

    He’s right.

    (Spoiler alert: Minor plot points for World War Z in the text below.)

    The movie, a fast-paced race by one man to stop a total zombie apocalypse, isn’t like a lot of zombie fare, which tends to focus on a small group of people fighting the undead in rural (or at least abandoned) surroundings.

    Before we go any further, though, a quick primer: World War Z— loosely based on the book by Max (son of Mel) Brooks — is an enjoyable action movie in which former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane, played by Pitt, finds himself, his wife and two young daughters in the midst of a worldwide undead epidemic. The family escapes with help from Lane’s U.N. connections, but by calling in that favor he is asked to trace the source of the disease and stop it. He goes from South Korea, scene of one of the first reported cases, to Jerusalem, which has built a wall to keep the undead out, and ultimately to a World Health Organization facility.

    His journey is a nail-biter. (We have the cuticles to prove it.) And in addition to being suspenseful, the flick drives home the personal and global reactions such an outbreak would bring. In a key moment, Lane believes he may have been infected and stands on the roof of a towering apartment building prepared to jump, knowing he’s better off dead than a threat to his family. That’s as real as it gets. Also telling are the geopolitical reactions and their ties to real-world politics. North Korea, for example, staves off an invasion of the undead by removing everyone’s teeth so they can’t bite. Such undertones make World War Z as intelligent as it is shocking.

    That said, it could use a little more feeling and character development, but, hey, you can only tell so much story in a couple hours.

    But considering the tweaking done to zombie lore, it could’ve just as easily been about another kind of outbreak and been just as poignant. And maybe it should have. As Annalee Newitz at io9 notes, “Maybe the problem with World War Z is that zombie movies require a certain amount of weirdness or subversiveness to succeed. Turning a zombie pandemic into a generic disaster movie robs the zombies of their dirty, nasty edginess and robs the disaster of its epic scope.”

    Bingo. But what if World War Z didn’t call itself a zombie movie?

    The biggest difference in its zombie mythology is the fact that World War Z‘s zombies run, and fast. They also swarm in huge packs. Although this is on-trend right now (see also: 28 Days Later, I Am Legend), having fast zombies in a film largely devoid of other zombie tropes just puts things even further off message. There are detailed and widely accepted reasons why zombies are slow – that whole rotting bodies thing, for one, and the fact that re-animated corpses would not have high-functioning motor skills. This, of course, was expertly chronicled in in George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead when Sheriff McClelland, asked by a reporter if the undead are moving slow, replied, “Yeah, they’re dead.”

    World War Z offers a fair explanation for its swift zombies: the running dead are in the first phase of the outbreak and haven’t had as much time to decompose as, say, they walkers in the barn in The Walking Dead. They’ve still got a bit of their human facilities and all they want is to bite again. “If you got bitten right now you’re still healthy, so you could run,” the movie’s visual effect supervisor Scott Farrar explained to Wired. “So this idea of just stumbling around didn’t make any sense.”

    OK, we’ll buy that. But there’s the question of why these zombies work in teams, unlike the zombies of yore that mostly bumped into each other in a single-minded quest for braaaaains. It begs the question, “Are these things smart?” No, says, neuroscientist and Zombie Research Society adviser Bradley Voytek. He told us awhile ago that the zombies are “simply exhibiting emergent behaviors like what we see with ants.” Still, the zombies in World War Z don’t behave much like their forbears.

    Zippy zombies wouldn’t be problematic in and of itself, but it is the most obvious of the many deviations the film has made from the book. Worse, Brooks also wrote Zombie Survival Guide, which states most zombies “move at a rate of barely one step per 1.5 seconds” and provided the “laws” for Z. World War Z, a bestseller beloved by fans, is an oral history of how what’s left of Earth’s population survived the zombie invasion. While certain themes from the book, like how political and class issues play into the apocalypse and how zombie-ism is diagnosed, are evident in the film, it’s largely divergent from its source material. And that’s something that’s not going to sit well with Brooks’ hardcore fans.

    Which brings us back to the point: This shouldn’t be a zombie movie. Not that it doesn’t work as a zombie movie — ignore past precedent and it largely does — but it could avoid having to live up to an entire canon of zombie history if it wasn’t.

    In the intro to his book Brooks writes, “zombie remains a loaded word, a devastating word, unrivaled in its power to conjure up so many memories or emotions.” In context, he’s talking about the use of the world in a post-apocalyptic sense — saying “zombie” reminds people of the Dark Years. But it remains a loaded word in pop culture too. It reminds people of Romero and gruesome horror films, both of which are not part of World War Z but have a place in the hearts of fans of the genre. Not that other films haven’t broken from tradition to success. Zombieland had fairly fast-moving critters and Warm Bodies turned at least one walker into Romeo and then found him “cured” by love, but those were comedies and thus didn’t take themselves too seriously. Making a big action flick with Brad Pitt at the helm and calling it World War Z promises, intentionally or not, some points on which the film does not deliver. That will leave people disappointed.

    Had the movie been a tale about a pandemic, it would be a perfect summer popcorn flick. All of the elements are there: A fast-spreading contagion that threatens the world’s entire population, masses of sick people threaten to infect the rest of us, politicians bickering over what to do, a Good Samaritan with great hair who can think on his feet, and a group of scientists racing to save the world. If it was called World War Really Bad Hydrophobia (or something like that), it would still be great nail-biting entertainment and nobody would have an issue with it. Of course, this is somewhat ironic since the film is getting kudos for not being afraid to actually use the word “zombie” and buck against the “genre blindness” of a lot of similar flicks. But we digress.

    source: read more at http://www.wired.com/underwire/2013/06/world-war-z-review-zombies/2/
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  • 06/21/13--16:56: Monsters University
  • By Dana Stevens|

    A collection of the characters from Pixar's Monster's University
    Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures USA

    Pixar Studios has painted itself into a corner (though because it’s Pixar, it’s an adorable corner, surrounded by top-quality enamel paint). They’ve established a reputation for themselves as the animation studio of record, the place for state-of-the-art children’s entertainment that also reliably hits the sweet spot for adults. At their best, Pixar movies can realistically aspire to the status of lasting cinematic art. (We won’t quibble here about which of these movies should enter the pantheon—I’m a partisan of Ratatouille and the Toy Story trilogy myself.)

    But because Pixar’s rep has been polished to such a high sheen over the course of three decades, the slightest bit of tarnish really shows. Cars 2 (2011) was no worse than most hectic, underplotted summer kids’ movies, and better than many; still, upon its release there was much garment-rending and tooth-gnashing about the declining standards of Pixar.

    The studio’s first-ever prequel, Monsters University, will probably get some of those same reactions: Though it’s a far sight better than Cars 2, it falls well short of the standard set by its excellent predecessor, Monsters Inc. (2001). And though this is a sweet, clever, gorgeously animated movie I’d be glad to take my kid to on a Saturday afternoon, I’m not sure it’s one I’d insist all my grownup friends drop what they’re doing to see.

    Directed by Cars co-writer Dan Scanlon, the film revisits several of the main characters from Monsters Inc., back in their formative days at the titular alma mater. Mike Wazowski, the green walking eyeball voiced by Billy Crystal; and James P. “Sulley” Sullivan, the shaggy purple-and-blue behemoth voiced by John Goodman; are back, as is their nemesis, the sneaky four-handed lizard Randall Boggs (voiced by Steve Buscemi). The story folds in elements of college movies from Animal House to Revenge of the Nerds, imagining a stratified big-monster-on-campus culture in which the BMOCs, proud of their superior scariness, lord it over their cuddlier, less threatening classmates.

    To refresh your memory about the logic by which the Monsters universe functions: The chief power source in this world of diversely shaped weirdos consists of the screams of human children, whom the monsters sneak up on nightly through magic doors connecting the two universes.

    (As ingeniously thought through in the first movie, it all makes a kind of sense.) This time around, we learn that being a “scarer” is one of the most prestigious and desirable jobs in the monster world, which makes Monsters University, among other things, a film about the anxieties of meritocracy. Shy, nerdy, minuscule Mike has dreamed since childhood of becoming a world-class scarer. He eschews frat parties to bone up on his sneaking and roaring technique, the better to impress the fearsome Dean Hardscrabble (Helen Mirren, wonderfully animated as a dour, glowering centipede).

    Sulley, on the other hand, comes from a legendary family of scarers, and he’s lazily resting on his laurels as a big, furry dude with a naturally loud roar. When they’re both kicked out of the scaring program for picking a fight with each other in class, Mike and Sulley find themselves rooming together at the hopelessly uncool Oozma Kappa frat house (whose misfit denizens, including a U-shaped Muppetlike creature voiced by Charlie Day, are among the best things in the movie).

    Monster U’s biggest mistake is to make its chief conflict a monster-on-monster one—the annual running of the university’s intramural Scare Games, in which the pitiful Oozma Kappa team must take on the sneering jocks of Roar Omega Roar. Monsters Inc. focused instead on the relationship between Sulley and the little girl he accidentally brought across the threshold into the monster world.

    The notion of children as tiny, toxic beings capable of making even the most imposing monster don a hazmat suit has an understandable Bizarro World appeal for children (and a different kind of appeal for adults, who may on occasion experience kids as precisely that alien and frightening). Monsters University doesn’t truck in that kind of rich, fairy-tale–like symbolic meaning—in essence, it’s a sports movie, a simple, inspirational story of monster friendship, teamwork, and pluck. I’m not sure I needed to revisit Mike and Sulley’s world 12 years later (or, looked at from their point of view, earlier). But once you find yourself whisked over the threshold, it’s a colorful, funny, charming place to spend an afternoon.



    source: http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/movies/2013/06/monsters_university_the_monsters_inc_prequel_reviewed.html
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    By JADE WATKINS

    Making their big public debut: Courtney Stodden publicly debuted her new look on Friday after enhancing her chest from a C-cup to a DD

    Aside from an all important photo shoot, she has been resting up at home as she heals from her recent breast enlargement surgery.
    But on Friday, a semi-recovered Courtney Stodden debuted her new look publicly after enhancing her chest from a C-cup to a DD.
    And the 18-year-old certainly made sure to draw attention to her larger bosom as she went shopping with her husband Doug Hutchinson, 53.

    You can't miss those! The 18-year-old certainly made sure to draw attention to her larger bosom as she went shopping with her husband Doug Hutchinson, 53

    The reality star slipped into a tight black vest which displayed her massive cleavage.
    Wandering around a Los Angeles shopping mall, Courtney puffed out her chest to proudly accentuate her new look.
    The platinum blonde also drew attention to her legs, wearing a pair of tiny denim Daisy Dukes teamed with sky high leather and cork wedges.

    Tight attire: The reality star slipped into a tight black vest which displayed her massive cleavage

    However the shorts appeared to be giving Courtney some trouble as she made her way around, with the blonde constantly adjusting them.
    During the outing, Courtney and Doug grabbed a coffee at a local Starbucks after shopping for garden supplies and stopping in at Lampsplus.
    And as always the couple put on quite the PDA, with Doug showering his young bride with kisses.

    Enhanced effect: Wandering around a Los Angeles shopping mall, Courtney puffed out her chest to proudly accentuate her new look

    Courtney underwent surgery last weekend to boost her already C-cup breasts to a size DD and revealed the results of her breast enhancement surgery for the first time earlier this week.
    The reality star took off her healing bandages and stripped down into a black bikini to show off her new look in a racy photo shoot.
    The blonde was photographed near her Hollywood home where she was recovering from the procedure.

    Going under the knife: Courtney underwent surgery last weekend to boost her already C-cup breasts to a size DD

    She was joined by her dog 'Dourtney' as she posed make-up free for the camera in her skimpy two-piece and also at times in a pair of denim Daisy Dukes.
    Courtney told E! News that her enhanced chest makes her feel more 'womanly'.
    'I just love the way my shape looks,' she told E!. 'It adds more curves and it just makes me feel more sexy and more like a woman.'

    Leading the way: Courtney lead the way as her husband followed behind her

    Courtney also insisted that it was all her idea to go ahead with the surgery and that her husband Doug did not push her into it.
    In fact Courtney claims that he was against it at first.
    'No one encouraged me, it was all me,' she told E!. 'He (Doug) was actually kind of against it at first and we got into little debates about it, but I won and here I am.'
    The teen bride was seen visiting Plastic surgeon Dr Stuart Linder for consultation and eventual surgery at the weekend.

    Browsing: The couple appeared in deep thought as they pondered over some lamps

    She was pictured arriving at the hospital in LA, chaperoned by Doug.
    The 5'6" Green Mile actor was seen encouraging his teen bride as she nervously arrived for the extreme operation.
    Inside the hospital, Courtney was given a bevvy of implants to choose from and appeared to be unsure as she grappled with the different sizes.

    source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2346024/Courtney-Stodden-18-shows-new-DD-chest-goes-shopping-husband-Doug-Hutchison-53.html
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    By DAILY MAIL REPORTER

    Opening up: Miranda Kerr has revealed her very retro and traditional ideals when it comes to her marriage to Lord Of The Rings star Orlando Bloom in an interview with Net-a-porter's online magazine The Edit

    She may currently have a seemingly more successful career than her husband Orlando Bloom.
    But Miranda Kerr says she prefers to take a backseat in her home life with her hubby.
    The 30-year-old supermodel has revealed her very traditional values when it comes to her marriage to the Lord Of The Rings star.

    In an interview with Net-a-porter's online magazine The Edit, Miranda discusses the relationship dynamic between her and Orlando, whom both share a two-year-old son Flynn.
    The Australian model says it's important for her to sometimes let Orlando be the dominant one in their home life.
    'I think it is really important not to feel as a woman that you have to do and be everything,' she explains.

    Gorgeous: In the magazine, the 30-year-old also models an array of swimwear

    'I am quite dominant in my career, so what really works for me when I come home, is to relax more into the feminine side.
    'If you’re really an alpha female, you don’t allow [your partner] to have the space to feel like the man in the relationship.
    'Maybe I am too traditional, but men feel important when you ask for their help, instead of thinking you can do it all on your own.'

    Taking a backseat: The Australian model says it's important for her to sometimes let Orlando be the dominant one in their home life

    Strike a pose: Miranda shows off her incredible figure in the magazine, slipping into a racy black bikini

    She says that in her past relationships she has made the mistake of trying to do it all on her own.
    'My mistake in my relationships has been to feel that I can do it all on my own: I don’t need a man,' she says.
    'That is definitely a mistake. Women generally want to feel loved and appreciated. It’s something that I am working on every day, trust me! It’s a challenge for me to do that.'
    Elsewhere in the interview, which is accompanied by sexy snaps of the star wearing an array of swimwear designs, Miranda once again dispels rumours that her Victoria's Secret contract ended after six years because 'she was too old'.

    Parents: Miranda and Orlando share a two-year-old son, Flynn

    'Ed [Razek, who has been casting the models for 15 years] and I are really good friends, and we both decided it was impractical for me to continue. I have such fond memories of working with them,' she explains.
    Miranda, who has her own beauty line Kora Organics, says she's excited about the change in the direction of her career.
    'I am really enjoying having a more active role in everything I am doing,' she says.
    'Being creatively involved, being strategic about the projects I take, making sure that they are in line with me and my brand.'
    She also intends to use her public identity and voice for good.
    'I want to do good things with that voice,' she says. 'My ambition comes from my passion: finding what I love and then expanding on that.'

    Swinging in the sun: Miranda posted a photograph of herself and her son Flynn on her Instagram account on Thursday afternoon

    source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2346004/Miranda-Kerr-reveals-prefers-backseat-marriage-husband-Orlando-Bloom.html
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    Just after canceling an appearance on 'Today,' the celebrity chef and Food Network star issued a formal video statement to make amends for her use of the N-word. Alas, her home channel still gave her the boot.

    By Margaret Eby AND Don Kaplan / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

    Paula Deen shares recipes on 'Good Morning America' in January. With her Food Network contract ending, TV audiences may not be seing much more of the meal maven.
    Stick a fork in this butterball — she’s been deep fried and deep-sixed by the Food Network.

    Celebrity chef Paula Deen, 66, was canned by the cable channel on Friday after releasing a groveling video apology on YouTube for using the N-word and cracking racist jokes at her Savannah, Ga., restaurant.



    Paula Deen gave a video statement Friday to address her racism scandal.

    “I want to apologize to everybody for the wrong I have done. I want to learn and grow from this,” she said in the 45-second video posted on YouTube. “Inappropriate, hurtful language is totally, totally unacceptable.”

    Paula Deen photographed at home in Savannah, Ga. Deen became a household name with 'Paula's Home Cooking' on Food Network.

    But the ham-handed apology was not enough to save her job with the Food Network.
    Friday, officials at the channel, where Deen rose to fame with her brand of butter and deep-fried fueled down-home Southern cooking, said they would not renew her contract, which expires at the end of the month.

    Paula Deen and her brother Bubba Hiers attend Paula Deen's Kitchen grand opening at Chicago Harrah's Joliet Casino and Hotel in Chicago.

    Between her TV work, speaking engagements, cookbooks, licensing and endorsements, Forbes estimates her wealth at $17 million. Network sources said she was paid between $10,000 and $20,000 for each episode of her various shows.

    'Paula Deen prepares to issue a video statement about her racism scandal on June 21, 2013.

    Deen's callous language ballooned into a humiliating scandal earlier in the week, when the star admitted in a deposition for a $1.2 million discrimination trial that she had “of course” used the N-word in the past.
    In her deposition she also said: “It’s just what they are — they’re jokes ... most jokes are about Jewish people, rednecks, black folks ... gays or straights, black, redneck, you know, I just don't know — I just don't know what to say,” Deen reportedly said in her defense. “I can’t, myself, determine what offends another person.”

    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/paula-deen-issues-video-apology-racial-slur-article-1.1379262#ixzz2WzEcVYTs
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    This weekend's full moon will be the biggest and brightest of 2013.

    Andrew Fazekas
    for National Geographic News

    This moon, seen from San Pedro de Atacama, Chile, was the largest of 2012. This year's supermoon will occur on June 23, and appear 8 percent larger and 17 percent brighter.

    Editor's note: Share your best #supermoon photos with us and our editors may include one in a NationalGeographic.com gallery.

    This weekend, skywatchers looking up at the full moon may sense it's a bit more striking than usual—and they won't be imagining it.

    On June 23, the moon will be at its closest distance to Earth for 2013 while in its full phase. As a result, it will appear 8 percent larger and 17 percent brighter than usual—an event widely known as a supermoon.

    And making it a bit more special, thanks to coincidental timing, this supermoon will be coming on the heels of the June solstice, which takes place only two days before.

    Armchair astronomers can also catch the sky show virtually via a live high-definition webcast of the supermoon through SLOOH telescopes in the Canary Islands, off the coast of Africa, starting at 9 p.m. EDT or 6 p.m. PDT on June 23.

    The monthly full moon always looks like a big disk, but because its orbit around the Earth is egg-shaped, there are times in the lunar cycle when the moon is at its shortest distance from Earth (called perigee) and times when the moon is at its farthest distance from Earth (called apogee).

    Likewise, because the size of the moon's orbit varies slightly, each month's perigee is not always the same distance from Earth.

    Two years ago, the so-called supermoon was the closest it's been in two decades—only 356,575 kilometers from Earth.

    For this weekend's perigee, the moon will be a tad farther from us at 356,991 kilometers. That's a bit closer than the typical 364,000 kilometers distance, and is set to occur on June 23 at 7:09 a.m. EDT. (The official full moon phase occurs at 7:32 a.m. EDT.)

    "The exact moment when the moon is at perigee, it will be overhead in the southern Pacific Ocean," said Anthony Cook, an astronomical observer at Los Angeles's Griffith Observatory. "The western portion of the Americas will see this at sunrise/moonset, while the eastern portion of Asia/Australia will see it at sunset/moonrise."

    Super-Effects?

    While some are calling it a supermoon, the astronomical community prefers to use the term "perigee full moon."

    And they're not exactly rare, since the alignment between the full moon phase with perigee occurs every year, said Adler Planetarium astronomer Mark Hammergen.

    But next year's show on August 10, 2014, might be more specular than this one. That's because it's expected to be even closer—clocking in at just 356,896 kilometers from Earth, said Hammergren.

    As for a supermoon coinciding with the solstice, that's more unusual.

    "This kind of celestial geometry repeats roughly every 14 years," said Hammergren.

    And if you thought a supermoon might bring out "super-effects" on Earth, think again. There is no scientific evidence for any connection between a supermoon and natural disasters.

    It is, however, well known that tides are highest during new and full moons -- which means if there is a storm surge during a new or full moon, then unusually high coastal flooding may occur.

    "When the full or new moon occurs near perigee, there is a slightly stronger effect on the tides," said Hammergren. "There have been coastal floods associated with storms hitting near spring tide at the time of perigee."

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    Princes' old friend Thomas van Straubenzee has wed Lady Melissa Percy in an extravagant ceremony
    A smartly-dressed Pippa Middleton among guests arriving at St Mary's Church, Alnwick
    Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie also among the congregation

    By KERRY MCDERMOTT and ANNA EDWARDS

    Bride and breezy: A gust of wind blows Lady Melissa Percy's veil into the air as Chelsy Davy (seen left) and her fellow bridesmaid attempt to keep the bride's gown under control

    The Duke of Cambridge and his brother Prince Harry arrived in Northumberland today for the wedding of their old friend Thomas van Straubenzee and society bride Lady Melissa Percy.
    Excitement was mounting in Alnwick as the princes arrived in the sunshine ahead of this evening's lavish ceremony.

    Big day: Bride Lady Melissa is accompanied by her father the Duke of Northumberland and two bridesmaids - including Prince Harry's ex Chelsy Davy (right) - as she makes her way into St Mary's Church in Alnwick

    Crowds gathered to see Lady Melissa Percy in her billowing white gown that was embellished with lace, and waved as her beaming bridesmaids - including Prince Harry's Zimbabwean ex-girlfriend Chelsy Davy - walked through the town.
    Dessed in pale espresso floor-length gowns and clutching bouquets, the bridesmaids helped the excited-looking bride with her full dress, which was whipped up by the north east winds.

    Bridesmaid Chelsy Davy looked delighted as she walked into the church - despite having to face her ex-boyfriend Prince Harry and his new girlfriend, Cressida Bonas

    Pippa Middleton, resplendent in a patterned peplum dress with co-ordinating hat and heels, was greeted at the church gates by cries of 'beautiful' from the crowd.
    Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie are also among the Royal contingent at today's ceremony. The sisters - Beatrice wearing blue and Eugenie in green - were spotted hugging other guests at the gate before walking into the picturesque church.

    Just get me to the church on time! Lady Melissa Percy makes her way to the church with her father Ralph Percy, the 12th Duke of Northumberland

    Society girl Cressida chose a blue and white maxi dress, which she teamed with a blue sequinned jacket and a cream flower in her hair.
    The sprawling Alnwick estate has doubled as Hogwarts School in the Harry Potter movies.

    For better or worse: The couple shrugged off the rain to enjoy a kiss after their Northumberland ceremony

    A snap of William apparently arriving last night at nearby Alnmouth railway station has been circulating on Twitter.
    The Duke of Cambridge was without his heavily pregnant wife Kate, but there were still plenty of glamorous female guests in attendance - including her sister Pippa Middleton, Prince Harry's girlfriend Cressida Bonas, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, and Holly Branson.

    Husband and wife: The Duke and Duchess of Northumberland's daughter Lady Melissa Percy is seen with her newly-wed husband

    The Duchess of Northumberland, mother-of-the-bride, told The Journal newspaper ahead of today's ceremony: 'We are really excited.
    'The weather forecast is not great but Melissa and Thomas do not seem to mind. Whatever the weather it is going to be a wonderful day.'
    Lady Melissa is a 26-year-old tennis coach while the groom is a chartered-surveyor and long-time friend of both William and Harry.

    Prince Harry braves the rain, while his girlfriend Cressida Bonas...


    ...Cressida Bonas seemed in a sunny mood, laughing out loud after the service

    Prince William and his brother's ex-girlfriend, graduate Chelsy Davy, gathered together to applaud the newly weds

    The couple appeared to have plumped for a woodland theme, with the young members of the bridal party sporting Robin Hood and green woodland fairy outfits

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    By David Hinckley
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

    Tania Raymonde as Jody Arias

    The year 2013 isn’t half over and we already may have a winner for Worst Girlfriend of the Year: Jodi Arias.
    Lifetime also may win this year’s award for “fastest turnaround of a sordid real-life story into a creepy TV movie.”
    The real-life Arias, as HLN devotees remember from just a few short weeks ago, killed her ex-boyfriend because he refused to become as obsessed with her as she was with him.

    Nor did she just kill him. She butchered him. By the time she finished, it’s surprising she didn’t run him through a meat grinder and serve him on hamburger buns.
    It’s a sad, tragic, awful story, of course, and viewers might wonder why we need it retold in dramatic form so soon after the real-life case ended with her murder conviction.
    The question is valid. The answer is Tania Raymonde, who plays Arias with a disturbing intensity that makes her more than just another psycho stalker.

    Viewers who were glued to the trial may note a misplaced detail here and there, but in general they are likely to find this 87-minute movie a solid summation of Arias’ disintegration.
    That’s the core of the film. It isn’t until 15 minutes from the end that we get to the killing, while the trial is telescoped into a series of quick-cut vignettes

    That’s not a problem, because by then it’s clear what happened and there’s a solid case about why.
    An interesting footnote here is that Lifetime built a good part of its reputation on movies about women victimized by sociopathic men.

    While Travis Alexander (Jesse Lee Soffer) won’t win boyfriend of the year honors, it’s interesting to see the psycho killer torch pass to the other side of the gender aisle.



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    DAN SEWELL, Associated Press, By DAN SEWELL and ASHLEY THOMAS, Associated Press

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A plane carrying a wing walker crashed at an air show and exploded into flames Saturday, killing the pilot and stunt walker, authorities said.

    The crash of the 450 HP Stearman happened at around 12:45 p.m. at the Vectren Air Show near Dayton in front of thousands of horrified spectators. No one else was hurt.

    A video posted on WHIO-TV shows the plane turn upside-down as the performer sits on top of the wing. The plane then tilts and crashes to the ground, erupting into flames as spectators screamed.

    Ian Hoyt, an aviation photographer and licensed pilot from Findlay, was at the show with his girlfriend. He told The Associated Press he was taking photos as the plane passed by and had just raised his camera to take another shot.

    "Then I realized they were too low and too slow. And before I knew it, they hit the ground," he said.

    He couldn't tell exactly what happened, but it appeared that the plane stalled and didn't have enough air speed, he said. He credited the pilot for steering clear of spectators and potentially saving lives.

    "Had he drifted more, I don't know what would have happened," Hoyt said. He said he had been excited to see the show because he'd never seen the scheduled performer — wing walker Jane Wicker — in action.

    On the video, the announcer narrates as the plane glides through the sky and rolls over while the stuntwoman perches on a wing.

    "Now she's still on that far side. Keep an eye on Jane. Keep an eye on Charlie. Watch this! Jane Wicker, sitting on top of the world," the announcer said, right before the plane makes a quick turn and nosedive.

    Federal records show that biplane was registered to Wicker, who lived in Loudon, Va. A man who answered the phone at a number listed for Wicker on her website said he had no comment and hung up.

    One of the pilots listed on Wicker's website was named Charlie Schwenker. A post on Jane Wicker Airshows' Facebook page announced the deaths of Wicker and Schwenker and asked for prayers for their families.

    A message left at a phone listing for Charles Schwenker in Oakton, Va., wasn't immediately returned.

    Dayton International Airport spokeswoman Linda Hughes and Ohio State Highway Patrol Lt. Anne Ralston confirmed that a pilot and stunt walker had died but declined to give their names. The air show also declined to release their identities.

    The show was canceled for the rest of the day, but organizers said events would resume Sunday and follow the previous schedule and normal operations. The National Transportation Safety Board said it is investigating the crash.

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    10-inch tall relic, is an offering to Egyptian God Osiris, God of the dead
    It has been filmed on a time lapse, seemingly spinning 180 degrees
    TV physicist Brian Cox among the experts being consulted on mystery
    But some now believe there could be 'spiritual explanation' for turning statue

    By AMANDA WILLIAMS

    Egyptologist Campbell Price studies an ancient Egyptian statuette at the Manchester Museum, which appears to be moving on its own

    It sounds like the something from the script of a Hollywood action adventure.
    But the 'mystery of the moving mummy' - which has seen an Egyptian statue mysteriously start to spin round in a display case - has spooked museum bosses.
    The 10-inch tall relic, an offering to the Egyptian God Osiris, was found in a mummy's tomb and has been at the Manchester Museum for 80 years.
    But in recent weeks, curators have been left scratching their heads after they kept finding it facing the wrong way. They now believe there could be a 'spiritual explanation' for the turning statue.

    The 10-inch tall relic, which dates back to 1800 BC, has been at the museum for 80 years but curators say it has recently starting rotating 180 degrees during the day

    It is believed that there is a curse of the pharaohs which strikes anyone who dares to take relics from a pyramid tomb.
    Experts decided to monitor the room on time-lapse video and were astonished to see it clearly show the statuette spinning 180 degrees - with nobody going near it.

    Experts decided to monitor the room on time-lapse video and were astonished to see it clearly show the statuette spinning 180 degrees - with nobody going near it

    Scientists who explored the Egyptian tombs in the 1920s were popularly believed to be struck by a 'curse of the Pharaohs'.
    Now Campbell Price, a curator at the museum on Oxford Road, said he believes there may be a spiritual explanation to the spinning statue.
    Egyptologist Mr Price, 29, said: 'I noticed one day that it had turned around.
    'I thought it was strange because it is in a case and I am the only one who has a key.
    'I put it back but then the next day it had moved again.

    In this time lapsed video, as the museum closes for the evening, the statue can be seen in a clearly different position

    'We set up a time-lapse video and, although the naked eye can't see it, you can clearly see it rotate on the film.
    'The statuette is something that used to go in the tomb along with the mummy.
    'Mourners would lay offerings at its feet. The hieroglyphics on the back ask for 'bread, beer and beef'.
    'In Ancient Egypt they believed that if the mummy is destroyed then the statuette can act as an alternative vessel for the spirit.


    By midday the next day it has turned almost a quarter of a circle to be facing to the left

    'Maybe that is what is causing the movement.'
    Other experts have a more rational explanation - suggesting that the vibrations caused by the footsteps of passing visitors makes the statuette turn.
    That's the theory favoured by Professor Cox - but Campbell said he was not convinced.

    The following morning the statue has moved again, and is facing even further away from its original position

    'Brian thinks it's differential friction,' he said.
    'Where two surfaces, the serpentine stone of the statuette and glass shelf it is on, cause a subtle vibration which is making the statuette turn.
    But it has been on those surfaces since we have had it and it has never moved before. And why would it go around in a perfect circle?'
    Campbell is urging members of the public to come along and take a look for themselves.
    'It would be great if someone could solve the mystery,' he added.

    By the end of the day the statue has turned almost 180 degrees and is now facing away from visitors to the museum



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    By SARAH FITZMAURICE

    Sheer delight! Miranda Kerr leaves her black underwear on show thanks to see-through red dress

    She is no stranger to posing in her underwear and on Saturday night Miranda Kerr decided to show off her lingerie, thanks to a sheer red dress.
    The lace number boasted long sleeves and was encrusted with jewels, but the see-through material left plenty of her flesh on show.
    As well as a delicate black bra Miranda also sported a pair of retro high-waisted knickers, which covered more of her modesty than a thong would have done.

    We can see your underwear! Miranda's lace bra and large knickers were visible through the lace dress

    The Victoria's Secret stunner added a pair of Christian Louboutin mesh heels for the occasion too.
    Miranda matched her lipstick to her dress and toted around a small rounded clutch bag.
    She had her hair tousled to one side of her head and she ran her fingers through her hair as she strut into the restaurant.

    Dazzling: Miranda was seen holding a gift box as she walked through New York

    The Australian model recently said that it's important for her to sometimes let Orlando be the dominant one in their home life.
    'I think it is really important not to feel as a woman that you have to do and be everything,' she explains.
    'I am quite dominant in my career, so what really works for me when I come home, is to relax more into the feminine side.

    Hot to trot: Miranda teamed the daring dress with a pair of Louboutin heels

    'If you’re really an alpha female, you don’t allow [your partner] to have the space to feel like the man in the relationship.
    'Maybe I am too traditional, but men feel important when you ask for their help, instead of thinking you can do it all on your own.'

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    By JAMES GORDON MEEK (@meekwire) , KIRIT RADIA (@KiritRadia_ABC) , LEEZEL TANGLAO (@leezeltanglao) and DEAN SCHABNER

    Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, who faces espionage charges for disclosing secret U.S. government anti-terrorism programs, has requested asylum in Ecuador, according to the country's foreign minister.

    "The Government of Ecuador has received an asylum request from Edward J. #Snowden," Ecuadoran Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño Aroca tweeted today hours after a plane believed to be carrying Snowden landed in Moscow from Hong Kong, where Snowden had been hiding.



    The Aeroflot plane believed to be carrying Snowden arrived at Sheremetyevo Airport at around 5:10 p.m. local time. There were cars with Ecuadoran flags at the airport, but an Ecuadoran diplomat there refused to answer questions.

    Ecuador has allowed WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange to spend a year in its embassy in London to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he faces questioning about sex crime allegations.

    The anti-secrecy group released a satatement today that Snowden "bound for a democratic nation via a safe route for the purposes of asylum, and is being escorted by diplomats and legal advisors from WikiLeaks."

    According to a report from the Interfax news agency, an unidentified Russian official said Snowden has no Russian visa, so he will remain in the transit area and won't come out of customs. The official was also quoted saying that because Snowden won't pass through border control, Russian authorities can't and won't stop him.

    The U.S. State Department said today it had contacted several countries in the Western Hemisphere through which "Snowden might transit or that could serve as his final destinations," a State Department official said.

    "The U.S. is advising these governments that Snowden is wanted on felony charges, and as such should not be allowed to proceed in any further international travel, other than is necessary to return him to the United States," the official said.

    Hong Kong officials said early today that Snowden left the country "on his own accord for a third country through a lawful and normal channel."

    "As the HKSAR Government has yet to have sufficient information to process the request for provisional warrant of arrest, there is no legal basis to restrict Mr. Snowden from leaving Hong Kong," Hong Kong government officials said in a statement.

    Snowden's U.S. passport was revoked on Saturday, and Hong Kong authorities were then notified -- but the U.S. notification may have occurred after Snowden already had departed the city, which is a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China.

    The Obama administration was left "scrambling" for answers for how the fugitive former NSA contractor was able to jet to Moscow, while Washington slept, despite carrying a passport that can no longer be used, an official said.

    "I think it's safe to say we were not aware he left Hong Kong," a senior U.S. official familiar with unfolding events told ABC News. "We have little idea of how he left How Kong."

    A State Department Operations Center alert said Snowden's U.S passport was revoked Saturday after the Justice Department finally unsealed charges on Friday that had been filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on June 14, ABC News has learned.

    "Consul General-Hong Kong confirmed Hong Kong authorities were notified that Mr. Snowden's passport was revoked June 22," the State Department's senior watch officer informed top officials in a new message.

    But whether the U.S. embassy was able to tell Hong Kong in time before Snowden fled, or whether the Chinese officials simply were eager to wash their hands of him and let him go, remains unclear.

    A State Department spokesperson said they did not have a comment at this time.

    The Russian government has been notified by the embassy in Moscow that Snowden no longer has a valid U.S. passport and that the U.S. "desires to have him deported," according to another message from the Operations Center in Washington.

    If Snowden never entered Russian passport control because he was driven from the plane to a foreign embassy, "that means the Russians were looking the other way," the senior U.S. official told ABC News.

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    By Scott Neuman

    Aerialist Nik Wallenda traversing Niagara Falls last June.

    Nik Wallenda, scion of the famous "Flying Wallendas" family, plans to set out suspended 1,500 feet above the Colorado River Gorge in Arizona with only his legendary sense of balance and a 2-inch-thick cable between him and certain death.



    Wallenda, 34, will walk the quarter-mile across the gorge, which is located near the Grand Canyon. The stunt comes a year after he successfully traversed Niagra Falls, earning a seventh Guinness World Record in the process.

    One key difference between Sunday's attempted feat and last year's Niagra crossing is that this time Wallenda will dispense with his safety harness.

    The Associated Press writes that "Wallenda is a seventh-generation high-wire artist. ... His great-grandfather, Karl Wallenda, fell during a performance in Puerto Rico and died at the age of 73. Several other family members, including a cousin and an uncle, have perished while performing wire walking stunts."



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    By DAILY MAIL REPORTER

    Indulging her sweet tooth: Jessica Alba grabbed an ice-cream with husband Cash Warren during a leisurely stroll in New York on Saturday

    She has one of the hottest bodies in Hollywood.
    But even Jessica Alba indulges in a sweet treat now and again.
    The 32-year-old was seen happily enjoying a chocolate ice cream cone during a leisurely stroll around New York City with husband Cash Warren on Saturday.

    Retro girl: The star shielded her eyes with round sunglasses and pulled her hair back into a high ponytail

    The actress looked suitably summery in a strapless blue-and-green patterned dress as she and Cash, 34, enjoyed a walk after grabbing brunch.
    Jessica wore a burnt orange cardigan and blue flip flops, and accessorised with a royal blue handbag.
    She added a retro touch with large round sunglasses and pulled her highlighted brown hair into a high ponytail.

    Dapper guy: Cash looked smart in a white shirt and khaki shirt and donned stylish black sunglasses

    Cash, meanwhile, looked smart in a white shirt and khaki shorts, adding a trendy touch with cream Converse trainers.
    Jessica posted an Instagram picture earlier showing a delicious frittata on her plate as she and Cash dined out for brunch.
    And the previous evening, she uploaded more food and wine pictures, suggesting that she doesn't follow a strict diet.

    Yum! Jessica and Cash enjoyed a delicious-looking brunch together before their stroll

    The couple were in town for Narciso Rodriguez's wedding to his partner Thomas.
    Jessica posted Instagram photos showing her with her hair styled and makeup professionally done.
    She also uploaded a snap of her posing with the two grooms, looking gorgeous in a low-cut black frock.

    Fresh-faced: Jessica posted a picture after she had her hair and makeup professionally done for Narciso Rodriguez's wedding

    Jessica also just returned from Colorado where she was filming her upcoming feature Dear Eleanor.
    Dear Eleanor is set in 1962 and centres around two best friends, played by Liana Liberato and Isabelle Fuhrman, who embark on a search for Eleanor Roosevelt during the chaos of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
    Kevin Connolly, who is most known for his role as Eric on HBO's Entourage, is directing the film.

    Bombshell: Jessica looked gorgeous in a low-cut black dress for Narciso's (R) wedding to his partner Thomas

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    By JENNIFER PEARSON

    Covering up: Kate Upton hid her voluptuous figure in torn jeans and a plain knit sweater while out and about in New York on Friday

    Kate Upton is known for showcasing her body in the skimpiest of attire.
    But the only skin the Sports Illustrated swimsuit model was showing over the weekend were her knees through torn jeans as she hustled through bustling New York to run errands.
    Kate, 21, went virtually unrecognised as she tread her way through the foot traffic with her cell phone in hand.

    Bustling in the city: It looks like the 21-year-old model had her hands full as she tread through the foot traffic

    Now hear this: The Sports Illustrated swimsuit beauty is hoping her new role in the comedy The Other Woman launches an acting career

    Even her blonde shoulder-length hair seemed to have lost its luster as it hung limp and damp against her neck.
    She managed to pair her trendily ripped jeans with a dowdy white knit jumper that did nothing but conceal her famous curves.
    Perhaps that was the point, as she spent the past several days filming an ocean-front scene in The Hamptons for her upcoming movie The Other Woman.

    Perfect 10: The blonde stunner was wearing a skimpy bikini to film scenes for The Other Woman in The Hamptons on June 16

    Her costume for the scene was, not surprisingly, a skimpy white bikini that was almost a take-off on the one she wore on the cover of last year's Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.
    That cover launched Kate to household name status and now she's hoping the movie makes her an even bigger star.
    The comedy, which is directed by Nick Cassavetes, centres around a woman who realises she is not her boyfriend's primary lover.

    Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann play spurned girlfriends who team up to get revenge on the guy who has been seeing a string of women as well as them.
    Also making an appearance in the film is Nicki Minaj, who plays Cameron's opinionated assistant at her New York law firm.
    The film is scheduled to hit U.S. theatres on April 25 next year.

    Green fire: The model-actress wowed the red carpet crowd when she attended the MET gala in New York on May 6 in a regal green gown

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    By ELEANOR GOWER

    Uncanny: Cindy Crawford took her daughter Kaia on a family trip to the Malibu Farmer's market on Sunday

    With their glossy brown hair, high cheekbones and big brown eyes, there was no hiding the family resemblance between Cindy Crawford and her daughter Kaia on Sunday.
    The 11-year-old looked the spitting image of her 47-year-old supermodel mother as she joined her family for a day out at the Farmer's Market in Malibu.
    Kaia looked as pretty as a picture in her cute cat's ears headband, white T-shirt with daisy emblazoned on it and a black and white patterned skirt.

    It's a family affair: Kaia's brother Presley joined father Randy Gerber and Cindy on the outing

    Long black socks, cardigan and sneakers completed her outfit and she clutched a flower as she strolled alongside her brother Presley, 13.
    Cindy looked casual in a long sleeved blue polo shirt and jeans as she shopped for fresh produce.
    Despite her daughter's blossoming beauty, she is not keen on her beginning a modelling career at a young age,

    The cat's whiskers: The 11-year-old wore a cat's ear style headband teamed with a T-shirt emblazoned with flowers, a patterned black and white skirt, long scks and sneakers

    'At this point, she’s too young to pursue a career. There aren’t even a handful of jobs for a 10-year-old girl. But if she’s 17 and wants to try it… of course, what can I say?'
    Cindy has been married to Randy since 1998 after her first marriage to Richard Gere ended in 1995.
    The model told Oprah in an interview back in March that the couple's 12 year age gap took a toll on her four year marriage to the Pretty Woman actor.

    Casual day out: The supermodel sported a loose fitting polo shirt sweater and jeans while businessman Randy wore a checked shirt and jeans

    'I think a lot of what happened with Richard and I was, I was still 22 and at 22 - as a young woman - I was kind of still figuring out who I was and what I wanted to be and he was already 37,' she said.
    'I just think your twenties for women is such a time when you're starting to come into your own and feel your own power and connect to your inner strength and it's hard to do that - it's hard to change - in a relationship, because what one person might have signed up for, all of a sudden, you're not that anymore," she said.
    'I think I was more willing at 22 to be, like, "Okay, I'll follow," but then you start going, "Well, I don't want to just follow - I want to lead sometimes and I want to walk side by side sometimes."'

    The open road: Randy took the wheel as the family left the market in a convertible



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    By DAILY MAIL REPORTER

    Scantily clad, again: Singer and actress Miley Cyrus wore short shorts and a Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls jersey with her heels as she strolled around Los Angeles on Sunday

    People have been seeing a lot of Miley Cyrus lately, in more ways than one.
    The 20-year-old pop singer and actress has been sporting a new look and style over the past few months, wearing increasingly revealing outfits that hark back to the legendary looks of Madonna while also nodding to the modern pop star style.
    She furthered this trend Sunday, as she strutted around the CenterStaging Studios lot in Burbank, California in a Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls jersey long enough to cover her white short shorts, a backwards baseball cap and black and white striped high heels.

    More hip-hop? The outfit worn by the 20-year-old teen idol looked more hip-hop than pop starlet

    Miley also sported a number of gold chains, rings and bracelets that offset her white blonde hair and bright red lip stick, making her look skew towards a hip-hop style.
    She walked across the lot with two male friends, laughing loudly and talking in an animated way, throwing her arms up in the air at one point while she told a story.
    The We Can't Stop singer also texted on her phone as she walked and talked.
    Later, her mother Tish Cyrus showed up on the studio lot to pay her daughter a visit.

    Tish was dressed much more conservatively that her increasingly wild daughter, wearing a white and green camo-sleeved baseball shirt, black stretch trousers and flip-flops.
    The singer's mother filed for divorce from Miley's father Billy Ray Cyrus earlier this month after 19 years of marriage, citing 'irreconcilable differences.'
    The friction between her parents could shed light on the Hannah Montana star's recent transformation into what many people are calling a 'bad girl.'

    Multi-tasking: Cyrus also texted while she walked and showed off her young body

    Here comes mom: Tish Cyrus showed up on the studio lot as well Sunday, presumably to pay her daughter a visit

    The teen idol has been garnering attention for more than just her new look and scandalous outfits.
    Her video for her newest song We Can't Stop has garnered over 16 million hits on YouTube, as well as a whopping 150,000 dislikes from viewers.
    In the video, Cyrus displays herself in a number of overtly sexualized ways, like writhing around on a bed in nothing but white spandex and swimming in a pool in sheer black lingerie while tongue kissing a blonde-haired female doll.

    The new 'bad girl'? Cyrus's new outfits and her provocative music video have many calling her one of the new bad girls on the pop scene

    A totally new look: Cyrus has turned herself into a sex symbol over the course of this year with her new look and outfits like this in her newest music video



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    Illusionist Steven Frayne travelled across Westminster Bridge with one had placed on top of 15ft bus
    Stunned fans look on from inside the bus, taking pictures of the floating magician
    Entertainer to the stars worked on the stunt in partnership with Pepsi Max
    Caused a stir in 2011 when he 'walked' across the River Thames in publicity stunt

    By SARA SMYTH

    Defying gravity: Dynamo looks relaxed as he floats beside a 15ft bus. He levitated as the bus crossed London's Wetminster Bridge

    He has stunned audiences with jaw-dropping stunts that defy logic and can make the most skeptical cynic believe in magic.
    But in an daring new act, Bradford-born Illusionist Dynamo today took his impressive skills to even greater heights.
    The 30-year-old entertainer took in London's sights by levitating beside the roof of a 15ft double-decker bus.

    Walk on by: Steven Frayne gives the crowds a thumbs-up (left) and looks like he is directing traffic (right) as he larks around 15ft above the ground

    Smiling for the cameras, Dynamo, whose real name is Steven Frayne, travelled alongside the two-storey bus with the palm of his hand placed on the roof.
    He hung in mid-air with his other arm outstretched as he crossed Westminister Bridge. A police escort cleared the way for Frayne's daring feat, ensuring there was no traffic around the bus.

    Viewers of the magician's hit TV show are used to seeing him do the impossible, but lucky fans who were travelling in the bus looked on in amazement at the stunt.
    People on the bus took pictures of the 'you have to see it to believe it' moment.
    The trickster's levitating act, in partnership with Pepsi MAX had onlookers asking 'Where are the wires?'

    Thrilling: Smiling fans on the upper deck have a prime view of the stunt, which beggars belief

    The entertainer is the new face of Pepsi Max and is fronting its Live for NOW campaign that will give hundreds of prizes away to customers.
    Frayne's awad-winning show documents the tricks he has up his sleeve- from his mesmirising sleight of hand to his ability to walk on water.

    Astonishing: Dynamo stretches his left arm and his feet dangle in mid-air as the bus moves ahead

    He gained notoriety when he 'walked' across the Thames in 2011 to promote a new series of his show Magician Impossible.
    Frayne has built his name on the celebrity circuit, astounding famous names with his tricks.
    His previous tricks have included making Little Britain star Matt Lucas levitate before a live audience at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium, and turning signed lottery tickets into cash in front of Robbie Williams and Davina McCall.

    Perspective: A police escort ensured traffic was cleared around the vehicle for the amazing stunt

    Acclaimed: Dynamo has baffled celebrity clients and industry experts with his skills. He was recognised by the magician's society, the Magic Circle, last year



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    Hundreds of campers spend damp night waiting for tickets to see Murray
    Olympics and US Open winner beats German Benjamin Becker 6-4 6-3 6-2
    Pippa and James Middleton in attendance along with Condoleezza Rice
    Cloudy first morning but pleasant weather expected for opening week
    Murray, 26, promised expectant fans he'll 'give everything on the court'
    One in 18 London workers plans to skive off work during championship
    Shock as Rafael Nadal exits in straight sets to Steve Darcis on Court 1

    By MARK DUELL

    Safe progress: Andy Murray on his way to a straight-sets win over Germany’s Benjamin Becker Photo: REUTERS

    Murray mania rippled through south-west London today as the British number one confidently kicked off his Wimbledon campaign with a straight sets win at the All England Club.
    Hundreds of campers had spent a damp night waiting for tickets to see Andy Murray’s first match - with some arriving as early as Saturday afternoon to ensure a place on Centre Court.



    Celebrations: Britain's Andy Murray acknowledges the crowd after his first round victory at Wimbledon

    Victory: Andy Murray celebrates defeating Germany's Benjamin Becker during day one of Wimbledon

    Leaping: Andy Murray hits a return to Benjamin Becker of Germany during their men's singles tennis match

    Proud: Kim Sears applauds as Andy Murray defeats Germany's Benjamin Becker during day one of Wimbledon

    Murray walked onto Centre Court this afternoon to launch his challenge with a match against Germany’s Benjamin Becker, and he won comfortably in straight sets - 6-4 6-3 6-2.
    But it wasn't plain sailing for Murray's old foe Rafael Nadal, who astonishingly crashed out after losing in straight sets to Belgian Steve Darcis on Court One - 7-6 (7/4) 7-6 (10/8) 6-4.



    Huge shock: Steve Darcis of Belgium celebrates (right)

    after defeating Rafael Nadal (left) of Spain in the singles

    Meanwhile a major shock happened as Rafael Nadal crashed out after losing in straight sets to Belgian Steve Darcis on Court One.
    The crowds have not yet been deterred by the miserable weather over the past few days.

    Defeat: Rafael Nadal was not at his best by a long stretch as he was defeated by Steve Darcis of Belgium

    Arrival: Pippa and James Middleton are shown to their seats in the Royal Box on Centre Court at Wimbledon

    Among those watching play from the Royal Box this afternoon were the Duchess of Cambridge's sister Pippa Middleton, her brother James and former U.S. secretary of state Condoleezza Rice.

    Smiles: Pippa and James Middleton in the Royal Box on Centre Court prior to first round action at Wimbledon

    Outside: Spectators crowd the steps around Murray Mount to watch the big screen on day one of Wimbledon

    Fans had expressed high hopes for the 26-year-old Scot, who once again hopes to make Wimbledon history and become the first British man to take the trophy since Fred Perry in 1936.

    source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2347218/Wimbledon-2013-Thousands-arrive-day-Andy-Murray-prepares-battle.html
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