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By JADE WATKINS
She collaborates with her husband on his most recent album, which is sure to be a big hit.
So Beyonce had plenty to celebrate on Wednesday night when Jay-Z threw a party in honour of his new record Magna Carta... Holy Grail.
The 32-year-old singer was seen sipping on what appeared to be a glass of cognac as she chatted and mingled with other revellers at the bash which was held at a warehouse in Brooklyn, New York.
In Twitter pictures posted by other partygoers, Beyonce was also seen having a dance alongside her hubby.
The songstress was casually dressed for the evening, wearing a pair of denim cut-off shorts and a white long sleeve lace blouse.
The mother-of-one also went minimal with her make-up and had her lightened tresses out in a wavy style.
Beyonce was seen chatting to several people at the party
Beaming, she was clearly having a ball alongside her man who was wearing a very large gold chain around his neck over his white T-shirt and black blazer combination.
Jay-Z's hotly anticipated album is destined to be a sure fire hit with the back-up of his wife as well as singer Justin Timberlake.
The 32-year-old crooner is lending his sexy signature voice on the rapper's newest effort Magna Carta... Holy Grail.
Beyonce has also collaborated with husband Jay on a different track titled Part II (On The Run) - available to listen on Soundcloud - which is a follow up to their 03 Bonnie & Clyde.
On July 4, Jay-Z's album became available for eligible Samsung users who have already downloaded the #magnacarta app.
The rest of Justin, Jay-Z and Beyonce fans will have to wait until Tuesday, July 9, to buy a copy of the album.
Jay-Z poses on the red carpet ahead of his big bash
And now that Justin and Jay are best of friends and singing associates, the duo won't mind heading out on tour together this summer.
Justin no doubt can't thank Jay-Z enough for lending him HIS voice for his lead single Suit & Tie from his hot-selling The 20/20 Experience.
According to Billboard.com, Justin's comeback is the best-selling R&B-hip-hop album so far this year with 2,037,000 copies sold.
Jay-Z's new album features the Salisbury Cathedrals Chapter House, home to its original copy of Magna Carta 1215
WHAT THE CRITICS SAY: EARLY REVIEWS OF MAGNA CARTA HOLY GRAIL
USA Today: 'The music was more than worth the wait. With platinum status guaranteed even before his album goes on sale July 9, he could have just mailed it in. But he stays on top, because he refuses to do anything less than epic.'
MTV: 'If Magna Carta proves anything it's that no matter how futuristic your music distribution methods becomes, banging beats and choice rhymes will always remain timeless.'
Guardian: 'Whereas Kanye West's Yeezus was certainly flawed, it was a statement of intent that kept me interested in West as an artist; it was pushing, if not forward exactly, then at least somewhere. But there's little on Magna Carta that I haven't heard from Jay-Z before.'
LA Times: 'The best sample on the album, by far, occurs on "Jay Z Blue," a song that name checks Blue Ivy, the rapper’s daughter with wife Beyonce. The clip is from “Mommie Dearest,” the Joan Crawford biopic starring Faye Dunaway as the unhinged starlet. The use of two samples from the movie - one long one at the beginning and the classic “No more wire hangers!” tantrum in the middle - adds levity to an otherwise touching and insightful song about parenthood.'
NY Daily News: 'In 'Jay-Z Blue,' the star raps about the pains of fatherhood in contrast to the the icky coos of his earlier salute to his child, 'Glory.' For a shot of unexpected hilarity, he samples lines from Mommie Dearest, expressing his fear of becoming the male Joan Crawford... the fact that Jay has allowed more vulnerability and rumination to balance out his continuing wit and fun means he may be well on his way to becoming his genre's answer to the great bard.'
Billboard: 'Jay's trying to be a lot of things to all people, as one does when as big as he is. And while it's unfair to measure Jay against others, we're living in a world where Yeezus has risen, and it feels like Jay's dipping a toe rather than fully diving in. When Kanye is heaving bombs from across the court, you can't clap so loud when Jay lobs lay-ups.That's not to say it's not good - it is - sometimes you just want to see some sweat.'
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By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
The Lawson boys have thrilled their fans by stripping off for a photo shoot to help promote a cancer charity.
Lawson has posed naked for the August issue of Cosmopolitan (on sale 4th July) to raise awareness of male cancer for Cancer Research UK.
The heart-throbs looked confident and a little cheeky as they held some strategically placed musical instruments to preserve their modesty.
Discussing the issue of male cancer, lead vocalist Andy Brown, 26, revealed that the charity has a special significance for the group, who were named after a doctor.
He explained that he experienced a cancer scare as a teenager when he had to undergo surgery.
He said: ‘It’s so important to be aware of your body and any changes.
‘When I was 19 I had a brain tumour removed. It wasn’t cancerous but I lost the hearing in my right ear because of it.
‘We named the band after Dr Lawson, the guy who operated on me. He’s a legend. If you catch things like this early, it can save your life. It changed my whole perspective on everything.’
Lawson joins the likes of Lenny Kravitz, Roger Moore, Ewan McGregor, Rupert Everett and Ronan
But it seems that being naked in front of each other is nothing new for the boys.
‘I think the lads have probably seen my penis more than they've seen their own,’ Andy said.
‘You know what it's like,’ continued Joel.
‘You're living on a tour bus for months... so if you've not seen what everyone's working with...’
Behind-the-scenes footage of the shoot can be viewed at Cosmopolitan.
The group’s latest single, Brokenhearted featuring B.o.B, is set to be released on Sunday.
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How will he celebrate his seventh straight championship? “Relax and definitely go to sleep.”
By LAKEN LITMAN
To over 40,000 people on Coney Island this afternoon, nothing.
On the corner of Surf and Stillwell Avenues, they witnessed Joey Chestnut of San Jose, Calif. inhale a record 69 hot dogs in 10 minutes, which won him his seventh straight Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest championship.
He didn’t do it without the help of his girlfriend Neslie, who stood in front of him and yelled at him to eat more.
On the women’s side, Sonya Thomas, who weighs only 100 lbs. and is known as the “Black Widow” of competitive eating, downed almost 37 franks for the win.
Here’s a compilation of the best commentary — live and on Twitter:
“He possesses a Ron Swanson like dedication to meat and America.” –via ESPN telecast
“It all comes down to DPM, dogs per minute.” –via ESPN telecast
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By Claudine Zap
The rest of the world may not want him, but NSA leaker Edward Snowden has at least one potential taker: Anna Chapman. The ex-spy tweeted yesterday, “Snowden, will you marry me?!”
The former Russian spy may have sympathy for the man who spilled top-secret documents. Chapman, after all, is no stranger to run-ins with government authorities.
The 31-year-old had been posing as a real-estate agent in the United States in 2010 when she was accused of gathering intel for Russia. She and nine others were deported back to Russia in a prisoner swap.
Snowden may have caught Chapman’s attention since he landed at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport to seek refuge. “@nsa will you look after our children?” She posted later.
Snowden seems to be unavailable at the moment -- and may be rejected by Russia as well. After 11 days, the AP reports that “Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Russia had received no request for political asylum from Snowden and he had to solve his problems himself.”
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At 14 stone and 6ft 8ins, Jerzy Janowicz is 7lb heavier than Murray as well as a five inches taller
He is the 24th seeding for Wimbledon serves at a speed of up to 149mph, the quickest in the tournament
Four years younger than 26-year-old Murray he has already beaten him once, at the Paris Masters in November
Girlfriend Marta Domachowska is also a tennis pro who has posed topless for Polish Playboy
By ELEANOR HARDING and TOM KELLY
Just one man stands between Andy Murray and a second successive Wimbledon final. The bad news is that the man in question – Poland’s Jerzy Janowicz – is a powerhouse who stands at 6ft 8in.
Known as the ‘Pole-veriser’, his formidable presence means Britain’s number one has no easy task in today’s semi-finals.
At 14 stone, Janowicz is 7lb heavier than Murray as well as a five inches taller. He serves at a speed of up to 149mph, the quickest in the tournament, and has already beaten Murray once, at the Paris Masters in November.
Murray and has quickly made the top 30 in the world rankings. But his 24th seeding for Wimbledon still leaves him a long way short of number two seed Murray’s quality and experience.
The Scot will be cheered on by anxious crowds in Centre Court and on Murray Mound as he takes to the grass in SW19 this afternoon.
And alongside his mother Judy, 53, and girlfriend Kim Sears, 25, there will be a new addition to tennis royalty – Janowicz’s girlfriend Marta Domachowska.
The blonde beauty has flown in from Warsaw to cheer him on, and may yet prove a rival to Miss Sears’s title as Queen of the Wimbledon Wags.
Andy Murray Marta (left) and Marta Domachowska the girlfriend of Jerzy Janowicz (right)
With her long golden locks, slim figure and sun-kissed skin, the 27-year-old’s similarity to Miss Sears is obvious.
But while the pair may look rather similar, the comparison appears to end there.
In contrast to sensible Kim, who hails from the Home Counties and has a pet portraiture business, Marta wowed her male admirers earlier this year by posing topless for Polish Playboy.
Murray has insisted he will not be unnerved by his next opponent, who is the first Polish man to play in a Wimbledon semi-final.
Janowicz might be a big guy with a big serve, but I won’t be intimidated by him.
‘If anything, it’s more likely that a player’s endurance ability is something I’d find it hard to compete against.
‘If you know someone can outlast you, it puts a lot more pressure on the beginning of the match.
‘If someone just has a big shot then you can try to find ways to take that away from them.’
He added: ‘I’m sure the nerves will start building the night before and during the day.
‘Dealing with nerves is a part of the job at this stage of a slam and you can’t dictate when they will hit you.’
But Janowicz’s camp is confident. ‘He likes to play in front of many people on big stadium courts,’ his Finnish coach Kim Tiilikainen told the BBC. ‘He doesn’t look up to the big names.
He actually gets pumped up playing the top ten, as he thinks he can beat anyone.’
He has been dubbed the new ‘bad boy’ of tennis and said in a recent interview: ‘I am an explosive character and a pure fighter.
‘On court, during a match, I focus on every ball. I don’t need to play aesthetically well. The most important thing is to win matches.’ Joanna Mludzinska, chairman of the UK-based Polish Social and Cultural Association, said: ‘Jerzy Janowicz reaching the semi-finals, a first for a Polish male, is beyond our wildest dreams.
Miss Domachowska’s former boyfriend is the world champion swimmer Pawel Korzeniowski, who she dated for five years and is thought to have been engaged to.
She arrived at Wimbledon on Wednesday, just in time to see Janowicz beat his fellow Pole Lukasz Kubot in the quarter-final in straight sets.
Yesterday, she was supporting him in the stands as he practised near Centre Court ahead of his semi-final with Murray.
Looking more demure than usual, she scraped her hair back into a bun and opted for a conservative ensemble of cream trousers, patterned T-shirt and navy blazer.
Asked about Janowicz’s chances against home favourite Murray in today’s semi-final, she said: ‘We’ll see. But surely he is in good form and playing very well.’
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By JADE WATKINS
It is one of the most popular swimsuits on the market due to it's very sexy high cut.
And who better than to model a Brazilian bikini than a stunning Brazilian supermodel.
Raica Oliveira flew the flag for her home country during a Victoria's Secret photo shoot in Oahu, Hawaii, last weekend.
The 29-year-old, who hails from Rio De Janeiro, displayed her perfect ten figure in a patriotic yellow and green strapless suit which highlighted her pert derriere.
Billowing in the wind was a Brazilian flag, which Raica proudly held in the air.
The super tanned stunner had her brunette tresses styled in a braid and boosted her already statuesque height with a pair of nude wedges.
Raica also modelled a skimpy patterned two-piece
Raica's green and gold was not the only swimsuit the beautiful brunette modelled.
The five foot eleven beauty slipped into a wide range of Brazilian bikinis, including a skimpy pattern two-piece, a printed halterneck design and several mismatched sets.
At one point Raica did somewhat cover up her impossibly perfect behind in a high waisted pink and purple bikini.
Raica was seen leaning against a palm tree during the shoot
While she is not as well known as Victoria's Secret Angels Alessandra Ambrosio, Candice Swanepoel or Adriana Lima, Raica has been somewhat of a stablemate for the lingerie giant.
She was featured in the brand's campaign in 2009, and she appeared in their swimsuit catolouge in 2005.
Raica is also the face of Ultimo after replacing British model Kelly Brook in 2010.
Raica was helped by an equally tanned assistant on the set
It was announced in 2010 that Brook would be leaving UItimo just months after agreeing a six-figure deal with the brand.
Having previously modelled for companies including Dior, Dolce & Gabanna and Yves Saint Laurent, Raica isn't a stranger to the industry.
And while she is happy to pose in her underwear, she has drawn the line at ever posing nude.
She once said: 'I could not pose nude. Nothing against those who do, but I never felt right about it. It's not something that would make me proud.'
Raica is also more than a little familiar with the celebrity world, having dated footballer Cristiano Ronaldo in 2006.
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By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
She was at her glamorous best during Paris Fashion Week this week, even flashing an elusive smile during the Zuhair Murad show.
But Kristen Stewart was back to her usual glum-looking self as she touched back down in LAX on Thursday, wearing a stony-faced expression.
The 23-year-old had ditched the elegant red carpet outfit that she'd worn earlier in the day for something more in keeping with her trademark grungy style, wearing ripped, low slung jeans and a white vest as she strode defiantly to her car.
The Twilight actress looked a little tired as she arrived back in Los Angeles, having clearly not got much rest on the long-haul flight.
Kristen kept her long, dark hair in the same style that she'd worn it in on the red carpet earlier in the day, having clearly not had the time to change it.
Kristen whipped out her phone as soon as she jumped into the backseat of her car
Kristen looked weary as she climbed into her car, following her first public appearance since her break-up with Robert Pattinson
And things were made more difficult for the star when the actor was spotted driving through town with a new female companion earlier in the week.
While the mystery woman was originally thought to be Kristen's The Runaways co-star Riley, her spokesman has denied it.
While both Kristen and Robert currently reside in LA, their paths are not set to cross anytime soon, as the British actor is due to start filming Map To The Stars in Toronto on Monday.
Kristen Stewart wore a see-through jumpsuit to the Zuhair Murad show during Paris Fashion Week on Thursday
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By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
He is a major movie star and she is one of the world's top supermodels.
But that doesn't mean Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr enjoy sharing the limelight together.
The couple made a rare appearance on 4th of July however, as they took a stroll in New York with their son Flynn and the family's dog.
Orlando Bloom, Flynn Bloom and Miranda Kerr
The family trio headed out for some lunch and also went for a walk in Central Park.
Covering his face with shades on, Orlando, 36, seemed suitably shy as they took a walk along the sidewalk.
Miranda and her son however, were perfectly at ease and not fussed by the situation.
Orlando Bloom grabs hold of the pushchair he takes a stroll with Miranda Kerr and their son Flynn
As ever, the Victoria's Secret model looked absolutely stunning a billowing animal print maxi dress.
The couple's last big public event they attended was the Vanity Fair Oscars Party earlier this year.
In May, Orlando was seen living it up at the Cannes Film Festival for his latest film Zulu, while Miranda was busy modelling in Miami.
Orlando leaned into Miranda
The Australian supermodel was criticized by her Instagram followers after posting a snap of herself being cuddled by fashion photographer Mariano Vivanco.
The 30-year-old was also spotted getting yet another cuddle from the Peruvian lens-man during a blustery shoot for Kora Cosmetics in Miami.
As for whether Miranda is planning on having more children with Bloom, she recently told Entertainment Tonight Canada: 'Someday, not right now.'
Orlando Bloom appeared to come over coy as the family walked in NYC
Among the cute tot's recent milestones are 'singing the entire alphabet and counting to 15.'
The Pirates of the Caribbean stud will reprise his elven prince character Legolas in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, due out December 13.
Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett, Martin Freeman, Hugo Weaving, Ian McKellen, Elijah Wood, and Christopher Lee will join Bloom in the second to last Hobbit flick.
Miranda enjoys playtime in the park with Flynn
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British number one beat Poland's Jerzy Janowicz in four sets
Murray, 26, lost the first set 7-6 but won the second set 6-4
Murray went a break down in the third set but came back to take it 6-4
Play stopped was while roof was put on after Pole complained about light
Murray said decision was 'not fair' and that complaints were 'mad'
But he came back to take the fourth set 6-3
Murray will play number one seed Djokovic in Sunday's final
By ROSIE TAYLOR, JOHN HUTCHINSON and STEVE ROBSON
Andy Murray has won his semi-final clash against Poland's Jerzy Janowicz in a controversial match which saw play stopped for the roof to be put on.
Murray, 26, held both hands aloft as he looked to the skies after being cheered to glory by a lively crowd at Centre Court.
Janowicz and Murray shake hands despite both getting frustrated earlier in the match about the roof
In a tense match, the Scot lost the first set after it went to a tie-break, but rallied in the second set to take it 6-4. Despite going a break down in the third, Murray was inspired by a passionate crowd to come back and win the set 6-4.
After play was paused for around 20 minutes for the roof to be put on, Murray returned with a bang to take the fourth set 6-3.
But the semi-final match was marred by frustration from both players after Janowicz complained about the light and demanded the roof was put on - to the apparent frustration of Murray who branded the decision 'ridiculous' and unfair.
Murray in four sets
The victory means he will now bid to become the first British player to lift the men's trophy since Fred Perry in 1936, when he faces number one seed Novak Djokovic in Sunday's final.
The Serbian won his final place after a record-breaking five set win over Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro.
IN his semi-final clash, Murray, 26, unleashed an angry tirade after referee Andrew Jarrett appeared to agree to his 22-year-old opponent's request to close the roof at 8.40pm - just after Murray had won the third set to go two sets to one up.
Murray faced Jerzy Janowic under cover after the Pole controversially complained about the light during the third set
'It's ridiculous, it's not even dark,' Murray said. 'This is an outdoor tournament, I don't understand these rules - there's no rules.'
He added: 'This is not fair. The whole reason we are stopping is because of him.'
Fans appeared to share his views and a groan echoed round the Wimbledon grounds as play stopped.
Commentator Sue Barker branded the decision 'unbelievable'. 'I do have immense sympathy with Andy,' she added. 'I feel very, very sorry for Andy.'
Murray's girlfriend Kim Sears leaps to her feet as he wins the match
British women's number two Heather Watson expressed her frustration on Twitter. 'Very poor!! Awful decision about the roof,' she wrote.
Earlier Murray had also complained that Janowicz had been talking during a point.
The Scot received a standing ovation as he left the court following the match.
Murray's girlfriend was jubilant as he won a point against the Pole
Speaking afterwards, he said he was 'delighted' with the victory.
Murray's mother Judy and girlfriend Kim Sears smiled broadly as he ousted Janowicz while cheers erupted on a packed Murray Mount.
Janowicz, 22, the first Polish man in history to reach the semi-finals of a grand slam, is known for his outbursts on court and Murray had predicted the semi-final bout would be a 'very tough match'.
Murray battled Janowicz
Earlier the British number one arrived at the All England Club's main lawn to a roar of support from the crowd.
Actor Jude Law was among a host of famous faces who took their seats in the Royal Box to watch the action.
The Alfie star was joined by the Duke of York, boxer Amir Khan, veteran broadcaster Sir David Frost and Anna Wintour, the editor of American Vogue.
Meanwhile Pippa Middleton put in a second appearance at the All England Club with her boyfriend Nico Jackson.
The Duchess of Cambridge's sister, 29, who watched from the Royal Box on Monday with her brother James, took a seat in the crowd this afternoon to watch Murray win his place in the final.
Away from Centre Court, thousands of fans clambered on to Murray Mount to watch the match on a big screen.
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By JENNIFER PEARSON
Wearing the Division C jersey of the Montreal Canadiens in concert was a move in the right direction for this boy band.
One Direction's choice of attire got the fans all fired up in a good way as the five-piece performed on stage at Bell Center in Montreal, Canada on Thursday as part of their Take Me Home tour.
This came after a similar scene when adoring fans swarmed the band members as they left their hotel to get to the show.
The program was a definite hit as the dark-haired Harry, 19, hopping on a large speaker next to Zayn Malik, 20, to sing a song to the accompaniment of passionate screams from the audience.
Harry seemed very proud of himself in his bright red and blue jersey that he wore over a white cotton tank top along with black jeans and trainers.
The guys made themselves at home, sipping bottled water to replenish their voices before belting out another verse into their hand-held microphones.
At one point, Niall sent the girls swooning himself by singing and playing his guitar.
As the concert was winding to a close, the boys performed a solid gold striptease by doffing their jerseys and throwing them into the clutches of some lucky fans.
Only Harry couldn't be persuaded to part with his prized shirt while Zayn, Niall Horan, 29, Louis Tomlinson, 21, and Liam Payne, 19, gave theirs away.
At the end of the night, the band agreed that Montreal was the loudest crowd they'd met on this tour so far.
Earlier on Thursday the mob of diehard fans in Montreal eagerly awaited the appearance of their favourite British boy band.
It took a whole lot of effort to keep the masses at bay to allow the boys to safely leave their hotel.
A group of men held hands to become a human barrier between the waiting fans waving their camera phones in an attempt to get a snap of Harry, Zayn, Louis, Niall and Liam as they exited the luxury building and headed for their waiting tour bus.
And with little time, the band headed straight towards their vehicle without stopping to sign autographs or pose for a few selfies, which no doubt disappointed the gathered crowd.
But they can be forgiven as the group were heading off to Montreal's Bell Center to prepare for the next show on their world tour.
Harry and Niall had to meet them there as they were picked up from the Canadian city's airport earlier in the day, but even there, the boys were met by a gaggle of girls.
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Andy Murray beats Novak Djokovic 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 on Centre Court in a scorching Wimbledon men's singles final
Scot, 26, becomes the first British man to win Wimbledon since 1936 and puts himself in line for a knighthood
Embraces his coach, physio, dietician, fitness guru, girlfriend, best friend, father, friends - and then his mother
Girlfriend Kim Sears and Judy Murray among boisterous crowd yesterday as court temperatures nudged 50C
By ROBERT HARDMAN
Game, set, match, championship, sporting history and 77 years of collective national gratitude to the Olympian from Dunblane.
In an epic display of resilience, perseverance and sheer guts, Andy Murray finally filled the greatest void in British sport’s trophy cabinet at 5.24 yesterday afternoon, beating Novak Djokovic 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 to become the first British man to win Wimbledon since 1936 and put himself in line for a knighthood.
Andy Murray holds up the Wimbledon trophy after defeating Serbia's Novak Djokovic in the Men's Final today
He nearly committed an equally historic faux-pas at the moment of triumph, having clambered up into the stands to embrace his coach, physio, dietician, fitness guru, girlfriend, best friend, father and a few chums along the way. On his way down again, he remembered that there was someone else seated just behind the players’ box.
Andy Murray finally makes it up into the crowd to give mother Judy a hug and a kiss after beating Novak Djokovic...
Murray took the point to become the first British men’s singles winner since 1936
Andy Murray collapses to his knees after beating Novak Djokovic in three straight sets
To arguably the loudest cheers of the entire day, he returned to hug his mum.
History will record this as a straight sets affair. There was, of course, nothing straightforward in his victory over the world No 1. Time after time, the path to victory was blocked as the indomitable Serbian bounced back and pushed Murray to the limits.
Andy Murray celebrates beating Serbia's Novak Djokovic on a sweltering day 13 of the Wimbledon Championships in south-west London
At times, the Centre Court temperature was nudging 50C (122F). While that precluded any use of the dreaded sliding roof, which Murray hates, it made for Saharan conditions.
The 26-year-old wasn’t just sweating. Long before the first set was over, his shirt would have breached a hosepipe ban. Up in the Royal Box, even the Duke of Kent, president of the All England Club, had already removed his jacket, whereupon the Prime Minister, Leader of the Opposition and others felt safe to follow suit.
Murray is overcome by his achievement at the end of his dramatic match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia
Andy Murray, left, poses with the Wimbledon trophy alongside Novak Djokovic after he won the Men's singles final match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon
Andy Murray beats Novak Djokovic of Sebia in the men's singles final
Murray poses with the Gentlemen's Singles Trophy during the Wimbledon Championships 2013 Winners Ball at the InterContinental Park Lane Hotel
Murray won the championship point at the end of an action-packed Wimbledon men's singles final
By CHELSEA WHITE
Oh Courtney Stodden, you've done it again!
The controversial teen reality star has once again ensured tongues are wagging, stepping out in a porn star-inspired look on Saturday night.
Courtney manged to shock even the most blase clubgoer as the 18-year-old and husband Doug Hutchison headed to a fetish club in Hollywood.
Wearing a completely see through fishnet body stocking, the internet identity showed off almost every inch of herself - including her recently surgically enhanced chest.
The 18-year-old was far from shy despite her more than ample assets threatening to spill over the top of her strapless black 'dress'.
Posing for the camera and shocked onlookers, the sometimes singer stopped short of being completely naked thanks to two well-placed star pasties and a pair of tiny lace and leather French panties, which left her bottom exposed.
Despite wearing very little, the 18-year-old made sure to accessorise wearing a vinyl hat and matching platform lace up boots as well as a tiny crucifix necklace.
Looking far older than her years, the star left her long blonde hair out and straight and surprisingly wore a modest amount of make-up, going for a nude lipstick and just a light smokey eye.
Clearly her much older husband Doug had hogged all the mirror time.
The Green Mile star seemed extraordinarily comfortable with his new look, smiling and posing for pictures with his wife.
Keeping with the club's dark theme, Doug wore an all black ensemble of black jeans and T-shirt and also added a crucifix necklace.
The unusual couple - who have drawn criticism for their large age difference - struggled to keep their hands off each other as they entered the club, with Doug planting a large passionate kiss on his young wife as they arrived.
Inside the couple were just as amorous, with Courtney carefully balancing on her husband's knee while she chatted with birthday boy Plastic Martyr.
The 24-year-old androgynous model, who has been spotted on nights out with Courtney recently, made sure to include the Couples Therapy stars in his birthday celebrations, suggestively feeding Courtney cake.
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Bradley Cooper might be dating Suki Waterhouse, but the Hollywood star's bromance with Gerard Butler took over at the Wimbledon men's singles final.
The two actors wore light coloured suit jackets and spent the time in between serves and rallies having what looked like a jolly good time.
While they laughed and chuckled together, poor Suki, 21, watched from the sidelines as though she wasn't in on the joke.
Bradley takes a self-portrait of himself and Gerard
Bradley and Gerard cement their bromance at the Wimbledon men's singles final
Gerard, 43, completed his Wimbledon outfit with some white chinos while Bradley, 38, stuck to matching suit trousers, although together with their retro sunglasses the two wouldn't have looked out of place at the men's final back in 1963 thanks to their vintage looks.
Like Kim Sears, Suki had opted for a mint green colour for the sunny tennis match, clipping her blonde hair back into a cute half up-half down look with her chunky fringe framing her model face.
Being a Scot, Gerard was particularly thrilled when Andy Murray won the tournament and shared his joy with Bradley.
Bradley to the tennis final too
Gerard and Bradley have been friends since 2010 when they co-presented an award at the Oscars, and obviously wanted to make the most of their time together in London, especially as Butler's girlfriend wasn't in attendance.
At one point, The Hangover star pulled out his Blackberry mobile phone and took a self-portrait of himself and Gerard.
Bradley and Gerard could have been attended the 1963 men's final
But Brad and Suki weren't the only famous friends the Scottish actor had in the crowd, for he was chatting to Wayne and Coleen Rooney before the match had started.
Clearly there was no hard feelings between Celtic fan Gerard and Wayne whose teams played against each other in a charity match two years ago.
The actor donned his team's famous hooped jersey along with a number of legends and celebrities to raise money for an African charity to end famine.
However the show of love between Brad and Suki was evident earlier in the week, on day 11 of Wimbledon where the two were seen snuggling and kissing as they watched Andy Murray beat Jerzy Janowicz.
The couple have been dating since the start of the year, seemingly meeting for the first time at the Elle Style Awards wear Cooper was presented with an award.
He had previously been rumoured to be dating his Silver Linings Playbook co-star Jennifer Lawrence after splitting with Zoe Saldana, however he laughed off the gossip by telling Nancy O'Dell at the Golden Globes that he 'could literally be her father.'
If that's the case, then he could even be Suki's father, who is two years younger than Jennifer.
Bradley chewed on a toothpick during the match
Butler catches up with the Rooneys sat in the Royal box at Wimbledon
Gerard and Wayne probably had a lot to chat about
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
It looks like little Flynn could be following in his mother Miranda Kerr's very fashionable footsteps.
The two-year-old tot looked like a little model in the making on Monday as he hammed it up for the cameras while out with his mommy in New York.
The youngster was full of giggles, and held on to the cute pose as the paparazzi snapped away.
Of course Miranda, 30, also served up one of her winning smiles, making for yet another picture perfect moment.
Both looked impeccably turned out; Miranda wore a white vest and summery skirt while Flynn was clad in a colourful outfit of blue shorts, green Converse, an orange belt, grey top and cap.
On Saturday Flynn was pictured in the Big Apple with his father Orlando Bloom, 36, but was apparently off duty, looking a little sleepy as he snuggled up to his Lord Of The Rings star daddy.
Miranda was all summery in a white vest top and a multicoloured skirt
Miranda a run for her money in the modelling stakes as he kept on smiling for the cameras
Kerr, who married Bloom in 2010 before giving birth to Flynn the following year, recently revealed she likes nothing more than to relax and let Orlando take charge when they are at home.
Speaking in the swimsuit edition of Net-A-Porter‘s digital magazine The Edit recently, she said: '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.
Orlando Bloom on Saturday in the Big Apple
'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.'
Miranda recently parted ways with Victoria's Secret but insists there was no falling out and it was simply time to move on.
She said: 'Ed [Razek, current model casting agent for the brand] 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.'
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
She may look well beyond her years with her surgically enhanced chest and excessive make-up.
But at the end of the day Courtney Stodden is just like any other 18-year-old who likes nothing more than a cinema date with her boyfriend – although in her case it’s with her 53-year-old husband Doug Hutchison.
And rather than keeping it low-key for sitting in a theatre, the TV personality pulled out all the stops in a very low-cut dress and her usual stripper style heels – as she headed to watch The Heat.
Wearing the strapless black and white dress, the blonde somehow managed to show off even more cleavage than usual.
It was also rather on the short side, showing off plenty of leg, helped along by her favourite style of platform heels.
Her long blonde hair was straightened falling down her back and she completed her date look with a splash of pink lipstick.
Courtney tweeted that she had really enjoyed The Heat
Chatting away on her phone she seemed rather engrossed as her husband Doug strolled alongside her with his arm around her waist.
Following the film the star took to Twitter shared her thoughts on the movie, she wrote: ‘LOVED The Heat. Sandra Bullock & Melissa McCarthy were amazing!’
It was a busy day for Courtney who earlier kept up her parade of skimpy outfits while buying cosmetics with her doting older husband.
The star and her actor husband hit up a MAC cosmetics store in Los Angeles with Courtney in a typical eye-popping outfit.
Courtney's waist perhaps to stop her from toppling over
By KIMBERLEY DADDS
He's gone on to become an international superstar and arguably the most famous footballer of all time.
But David Beckham went back to his roots on Monday night as he headed out in his old haunt of Manchester with his former Manchester United team mates Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Nicky Butt and Paul Scholes.
The footballers headed out en masse to catch up and unwind for the evening as they reminisced about the last 22 years.
The six Reds legends had a lot to catch up when they met up at the Artisan Bar & Restaurant on Monday, 22 years to the day since they signed their first professional contracts at Old Trafford.
David looked dapper in his smart casual ensemble as he stepped out in a checked shirt, dark jeans and smart shoes
Beckham has since gone on to marry a Spice Girls star, move to Los Angeles and become an international superstar known the world over.
But he looked more than happy to be catching up with his long time pals, showing his down to earth side as he walked along in a checked shirt, dark jeans and smart shoes.
The rest of the men opted for a variety of shirts or T-shirts and jean combos, either with trainers or brown leather shoes.
They grinned and giggled as they were spotted walking along to the bar to mark the occasion.
Even before United won the FA Youth Cup in 1992 there had been talk of a crop of youngsters to compare with the Busby Babes, who won the first competition in 1953.
Each one was developed by United from a very early age, some signing schoolboy forms with the club at the age of just 14.
David Beckham, Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Paul Scholes and Terry Cooke in 1992
Beckham, Gary Neville, Phil Neville and Scholes recreate the above photo with Ferguson ahead of Gary Neville's testimonial match in 2011
The term 'Fergie's Fledglings' came back into common usage during the 1995–96 season, after Ferguson largely used this second group of youngsters coming through to replace a number of distinguished older players who had left the club.
Following a 3–1 opening day away defeat to Aston Villa, pundit Alan Hansen commented on Match of the Day 'You'll never win anything with kids.'
The young side, with an average age of just 24, then went on to overturn Newcastle United's 10-point Christmas lead to win the club's third league title in four years. This was followed up by a 1–0 win over Liverpool in the 1996 FA Cup Final to secure the Double. A period of great success followed, the most outstanding triumph being The Treble in 1999.
Many of the so-called 'Class of '92' became regulars for both club and country during this time.
BY ZACH JOHNSON
Brandi Glanville had a little too much fun during a bar crawl in West Hollywood on Monday, July 8. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star got drunk with her book agent, Michael Broussard, and several other friends at popular gay bar The Abbey. Glanville used Twitter to invite E! personality Ross Mathews and his partner, stylist Salvador Camarena, to join on on the fun, but the couple passed on her offer.
Brandi Glanville got drunk and went on a bar crawl in West Hollywood on July 8, 2013, exposing her black thong underwear in a sheer dress and suffering a nip slip outside the London Hotel in West Hollywood.
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The Bravo reality star kicked off her night by having dinner with Broussard and a "friend from Texas" named Kevin. "I need to bottle my children's energy," she tweeted, referencing sons Mason, 10, and Jake, 5, with ex-husband Eddie Cibrian. Later that night, one Twitter user offered to buy Glanville a shot of alcohol. "If only I could take one!" she replied. "I'm a wine drinking . . . cheap date! My friends say after one glass my voice gets really high."
Brandi Glanville got drunk and attempted to kiss her book agent Michael Broussard outside the London Hotel in West Hollywood on July 8, 2013.
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The crew then migrated to nearby restaurant Dan Tana's. Glanville got so intoxicated throughout the course of the evening that she struggled to stand up while checking into the London Hotel. The former model even suffered a nip slip and exposed her black thong underwear while stumbling on the pavement. (Glanville's strapless dress appeared to be see-through.)
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Glanville -- who is penning a follow-up to her tell-all book Drinking and Tweeting: And Other Brandi Blunders -- explained her behavior via Twitter the following morning. "I got drunk with my gays. It's not murder," she wrote. "Everyone kept sending us drinks. I was being polite."
Glanville agreed, but argued, "the boys were at their dad's. I'm allowed to f-ck up." Another Twitter user wrote, "I think you're great, but those photos should be a wake up call not to do that again. It happened, learn and move on."
By David Court | PC Advisor
The official GTA 5 release date is set for the 17th September 2013 in the UK. Rockstar had originally said that the Grand Theft Auto 5 release date in the UK would be sometime in spring 2013, but released the following statement explaining the four-month delay. Rockstar has now released a new GTA 5 official gameplay video too
GTA 5 release date - 17th September 2013
Update: Rockstar Games has now released an official GTA 5 gameplay video. To check out what new features the latest version of Grand Theft Auto has take a look at the GTA V official gameplay video.
Kerri Walsh Jennings is the latest sports star revealed to have stripped off for the fifth annual issue of the ESPN Magazine and she's done so during and after her pregnancy
NHRA funny car racer Courtney Force, Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried and New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey are among the sports stars gracing the pages of this year's issue
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
Kerri Walsh Jennings is the latest sports star revealed to have stripped off for this year's ESPN Magazine's 'The Body Issue' - and she's done so during pregnancy and just two months after giving birth to her third child.
The blonde beauty who won gold in women's beach volleyball at the London Olympics proudly appears on one of eight covers with her baby bump, and inside the glossy pages she is shown cradling her adorable newborn daughter Scout.
Walsh Jennings is one of 20 athletes who dare to bare all for the fifth annual 'The Body Issue,' showing the world the incredible physiques required to compete at an elite level.
With the toned body of a professional athlete, Kerri looked incredible in both images.
But she confessed even she had her fears ahead of the ESPN shoot.
'Driving (to the photo shoot) I was sweating bullets,' she told People magazine. 'I was really, really nervous. I felt exposed, not just physically, but with all of my insecurities.'
She said she felt more comfortable in the pre-baby pictures than the post-baby ones - taken just two months after Scout was born in April.
'I was big and rotund when I'm usually the opposite, but it was really comfortable because I felt almost like I was in costume,' she told ESPN.
'But for the second (shoot), I was two and a half months out from having a baby. I'm supposed to be tight and toned and strong, but I have a lot more work to do.'
However, she said the act of labor made her feel like a super hero and respect her body more than ever.
'Having babies - literally delivering a baby - makes me feel like Wonder Woman,' Walsh Jennings told ESPN. 'Everything else seems minor compared to the soul-shaking thing that is labor.
'I'm still a critic of my body - I'm still a woman - but I respect my body more than I have in my life. It's not perfect, but I can't tell you how proud I am of my body.'
She explained to People, however, that she has been working hard since the birth of her daughter to get back into tip-top shape and prepare for her first tournament after becoming a mom for the third time.
'I have been working my butt off literally every single day,' she said.
Other stars revealed to be gracing the pages of the famed issue, which hits newsstands on July 12, include San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, 77-year-old golf Hall of Famer Gary Player and Washington Wizards point guard John Wall.
The appearance of Player is likely to be a polarizing issue. The native South African, Player won nine majors from the late 1950s to late 1970s, including three Masters championships.
Another golfer, Carly Booth, also made her debut in the magazine.
The Scot, who turned 21 this summer, said she grew up working out in a homemade gym built by her father on her family's land.
She has five tattoos, including a Shakespeare quote that reads: 'It is not the stars to hold our destiny, But it is ourselves.'
Gorgeous blond NHRA funny car racer Courtney Force and Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried each grace one of eight covers, while New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey also shows off his fine form.
Laying provocatively on a huge car tire in the desert, 25-year-old Force is certainly a force to be reckoned with. In another shot, the driver is pictured nude carrying a red gas can down the middle of an empty road.
She told The New York Daily News that she had to train extra hard to keep up with her male counterparts on the track.
'We're driving 10,000 horsepower cars and although I am a female, I have to work extra hard to drive one of these cars to keep up with the men.'
Harvey poses with nothing but his mitt and a baseball in the magazine and a second image shows his sneaking out of a hotel room, naked, with dirty dishes covering his modesty.
The right-hander is used to being in the limelight for his feats on the field, but stripping off for the American public in 'The Body Issue' was another ball game.
'It was kind of nerve-racking at first,' Harvey told The Daily News. 'I've never been fully nude in front of random people like that before - especially with a camera around. But now that it is all done, it was a fun experience.'
Other stars featured this year included Miesha Tate, the 26-year-old No. 1 bantamweight contender on the women's Ultimate Fighting Championship circuit, posing in nothing but a pair of pink boxing gloves on the beach and professional snowboarder Elena Hight, who goes bare down a mountain with just her board.
Basketball player Faried also snagged a cover this year and the 23-year-old, nicknamed the 'Manimal,' shows off his impeccably toned physique again in the spread with his weapon of choice - a basketball - in his grip.
By DONNA MCCONNELL
Beyoncé Knowles has posed for her raciest cover yet, as the mother of one appeared nude for magazine Flaunt.
With her blushes spared only by a liberal coating of bronze glitter, it is possibly her most revealing photoshoot to date.
The daring editorial by photographer Tony Duran was shot in 2011 as part of her Year of 4 album campaign, but now the pictures have emerged in a stunning editorial in Flaunt magazine.
Beyonce posed in denim shorts on July 4th
Another picture from the magazine sees the singer's curvaceous figure lying prone on the floor with the same body paint.
And in other photos she is covered in multi-coloured tribal style make-up with her hair painted gold for the latest issue of Flaunt Magazine.
In the accompanying interview she responds to questions about her status as a gay icon, and shares tidbits with fans about her likes and dislikes.
In answer to the question about why gay men are drawn to the singer like 'gay icons' Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, Cher, and Madonna.
Beyonce and JAY Z attend JAY Z and Samsung Mobile's celebration of the Magna Carta Holy Grail album
'I'm flattered if I'm in the company of those great women. I think they love that we are bold, unafraid to love, and flaunt our sexuality and strength,' she told Flaunt.
And if you're hoping to enjoy a picnic with the award-winning singer, don't worry it won't break the bank.
In her picnic basket she revealed she'd simply like: 'A cozy blanket, red wine, fruit, '90s R&B playing on my iPod. I don't think you need much else.'
The feature delves into the singer's philanthropic side - she gave a quarter million dollars to Hurricane Katrina relief; helped raise $1 million to aid Haiti after the 2010 earthquake; and recently signed on to Gucci's widely successful Chime for Change campaign to promote equal rights for females.
And it's an area she uses to connect with her fans. While some dismiss this generation's youth as the "me me me" generation and 'slack-tivists' [people who are activists online but not in the real world], Beyonce says her fans show her the opposite of that image.'
She told Flaunt: 'At my concerts I see the opposite. They are engaged in making a difference. We have collected tons of donations that will go towards creating jobs and helping people get jobs.
'That's something I want to celebrate. For Chime for Change we raised awareness and over $4 million in one day for equal rights for girls everywhere.
'So many people at that concert were young. They are more socially responsible than they get credit for.'
Meanwhile pop's ultimate power couple go from strength to strength.
Beyonce posted a picture of a young Jay Z with the caption 'Platinum #MagnaCarta'
Jay-Z's new track Part II (On The Run) was revealed last week on Thursday, and a solo version of it has popped up on the internet featuring Beyonce's lyrics only and going by the name of On The Run.
The full, original track is a follow-up to the couple's 2003 smash hit collaboration Bonnie & Clyde.
Part II (On The Run) was one of the first tracks leaked from Jay-Z's highly anticipated new album, Magna Carta Holy Grail which was released on July 4th and has sold over a million copies.
Proud Beyonce celebrated the nearly instantaneous platinum certification of Jay-Z's new album by sh uploading one of his old school pictures to Instagram emblazoned with the phrase 'Bow Down'.
Beyonce is still in the midst of her Mrs Carter World Tour.
Beyonce and Jay-Z's lyrics on the track give goosebumps as they sing of their devotion to one another