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Kim K likely prepping up for first public appearance since Paris robbery

London [UK], Nov. 22 : Looks like the long wait will soon be over for the fans of Kim Kardashian, who has been pictured flying out of Los Angeles ahead of her first public appearance since her robbery ordeal.

The 36-year-old star and mother-of-two, who was held at gunpoint in her apartment during 'Paris Fashion Week', is set to walk the red carpet at Denise Rich's 'Angel Ball' in New York, reports mirror.co.uk.

"She is expected to appear," an insider disclosed.

Another source added that last week people were working on "convincing" her to come.

"She would join the family on stage to accept the award, but who knows if she will speak for the family," the source informed.

J. K. Rowling reveals 'Fantastic Beasts' timeline concludes in 1945

London [UK], Nov. 22 : J.K Rowling's active interaction session with fans on social media is not strange to anyone.

In a recent Q&A on Twitter, the 'Harry Potter' author revealed that the timeline of 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' stretches over three decades.

"Our story starts in 1926 and ends in 1945. It's just too big to fit in one movie!," she tweeted in reply to a fan, who questioned, "can I ask why you decided to make 4 extra movies? Just curious if it was bc of story reasons or something else?"

Rowling also revealed that free-spirited legilimens Queenie Goldstein (played by Alison Sudol) would be returning for the second film.

Hamilton admits of facing 'pretty impossible odds' to win F1 title

London [UK], Nov. 22 : Ahead of the final race in Abu Dhabi on November 27, three-time world champion Lewis Hamilton has admitted that it has not been a "perfect season" and the odds are firmly stacked against him as he bids to win the Formula One championship.

Hamilton, who is 12 points adrift of Nico Rosberg, knows that his Mercedes team-mate needs only a top-three finish to clinch his maiden championship and stop Hamilton from becoming the first British driver in grand prix history to win four titles.

The three-time world champion was required to win all the remaining races since the Japanese Grand Prix to take the Championship battle to the last race of the season.

Nicolas Sarkozy knocked out of French presidential race

London [United Kingdom], Nov. 21 : Nicolas Sarkozy was knocked out of the French presidential race by Francois Fillon and Alain Juppe after he finished third in the primary to pick the centre-right's candidate.

Former French prime minister Francois Fillon topped the poll with 44.2 per cent of the vote, whereas another former prime minister, Alain Juppe, with 28.4 per cent of votes, came in second.

The two have now qualified for the second round run-off to decide who should be France's conservative presidential candidate, reports the Independent.

Sarkozy who received 20.7 per cent of votes has conceded his defeat.

The run-off vote to decide who should be France's conservative presidential candidate will be held on 27 November.

Murray ends season as No. 1, defeats Djokovic to win ATP World Tour Finals

London [UK], Nov. 21 : Ace British tennis player Andy Murray ended his 2016 campaign on a perfect note after defeating Novak Djokovic in straights in the summit clash of the ATP World Tour Finals, assuming the mantle of year-end No. 1 in the Emirates ATP Rankings.

Murray dethroned Djokovic 6-3, 6-4 in a contest that lasted for an hour and 43 minutes to earn his first title at the ATP finals and make sure he remained No. 1 until next season.

The Briton replaced Djokovic as the top-ranked player in Paris, but the second-ranked Serb could have regained the numero one position by winning the summit clash on Sunday at the O2 Arena.

Paris Hilton voted for Trump

London [UK], Nov. 18 : Paris Hilton, who regards President-elect Donald Trump as a family friend, recently revealed that she voted for him in the US presidential elections.

According to the Daily Mail, the 35-year-old socialite was asked, during an Australian TV interview, if she voted for Trump, to which she replied, "I've known him since I was a little girl, so yes" confirming her support for the Republican.

"I've known him my entire life and he's always been incredibly supportive of me," she said of her relationship with Trump.

This decision of Hilton, who earlier remained tight-lipped about her decision in the polling booth, puts her at odds with Hollywood's liberal elite, which overwhelmingly rallied for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

Djokovic beats Raonic to enter ATP World Tour Finals semis

Djokovic beats Raonic to enter ATP World Tour Finals semis

London [UK], Nov. 16 : World No. 2 Novak Djokovic entered the semi-finals of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals after he claimed a straight sets-victory against Canada's Milos Raonic on Tuesday for his second match win in Group Ivan Lendl.

Djokovic defeated the fourth seeded Canadian 7-6 (8-6) 7-6 (7-5) at the O2 Arena to became the first player to reach the semi-finals of the tournament.

If the Serbian goes on to win the title, he will claim year-end No. 1 in the Emirates ATP Rankings.

The five-time champion will now face sixth seeded Gael Monfils on Thursday in a bid to make it to the summit showdown.

Putin calls Trump, stresses on bilateral cooperation

Putin calls Trump, stresses on bilateral cooperation

London [UK], Nov. 15 : Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke with US President-elect Donald Trump yesterday, for the first time after the latter's win in the election, and emphasized on the potential for bilateral cooperation.

According to a Kremlin summary of the phone call, Putin said he was ready for "a dialogue of partnership with the new administration based on the principles of equality, mutual respect and non-interference in the internal affairs of each other", reports the Guardian.

A statement from Trump's team said the Russian President congratulated the newly elected president on winning "a historic election".

Murray brushes aside Cilic in first match as World No.1

Murray brushes aside Cilic in first match as World No.1

London [U. K], Nov.15 : Playing his first match as world number one, British tennis maestro Andy Murray produced a rich vein of form to clinch a straight-set victory over Croatia's Marin Cilic in the round robin clash at the ATP World Tour Finals here on Tuesday.

The 29-year-old, who ended Novak Djokovic's 122-week reign at the top of the rankings last week, broke his Croatian opponent twice in each set on his way to a 6-3, 6-2 victory in the one-sided contest that lasted one and a half hour.

It was Murray's 12th win over Cilic and 20th victory in a row.

Murray and Serbia's Djokovic are vying to end the year at the number one spot.

Gerrard hints at leaving LA Galaxy with `will miss you LA` post

Gerrard hints at leaving LA Galaxy with `will miss you LA` post

London [UK], Nov. 14 : Former England skipper Steven Gerrard has once again added fuel to the speculations of him leaving the LA Galaxy.

Gerrard's contract with the LA Galaxy finishes in December, with formal talks over a new deal expected to begin once the club's fate in the MLS play-offs is determined.

The 36-year-old recently posted a picture on Instagram overlooking to evening LA skyline with the caption: "Special place incredible view I will miss you LA [sic]", reports Mirror.co.uk

Gerrard had signed an 18-month deal with the MLS side in January 2015 and there are no suggestions from either side that he will be going for a renewal.

Gerrard, in his last appearance for the LA, had seen his side lose on penalties to Colorado Rapids.

We proved to everyone else we can play: Cook

We proved to everyone else we can play: Cook

London [UK], Nov. 14 : England captain Alastair Cook has insisted that his team's performance in the drawn first Test of the five-match series against India was a "proof" that they can compete against the No. 1 ranked team this season.

Indian skipper Virat Kohli remained unbeaten on a defiant 49 in a tense final session to deny England victory in the opening Test played at the Saurashtra Cricket Stadium in Rajkot on Sunday.

"We got ourselves in a position to force a win and did not quite get over the line but it was a good Test match and everyone can be proud of how they played.We proved to everyone else we can play," Cook was quoted as saying by the Guardian.

Hamilton wins Brazilian GP, takes title showdown to final race

Hamilton wins Brazilian GP, takes title showdown to final race

London [UK], Nov. 14 : Three-time world champion Lewis Hamilton has taken the championship battle with Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg to the final race of the season in Abu Dhabi by winning the 2016 Brazilian Grand Prix in Sau Paulo, thereby cutting down the latter's lead to 12 points.

Reigning champion Hamilton survived a race that was repeatedly disrupted by heavy rain and crashes. Rosberg now needs a podium finish in the final event on November 27 to seal his first Formula One title win.

The Briton, who moved to second in the list of grand prix winners behind Michael Schumacher, said, "I'm still hunting, hunting. I will give it everything I've got in Abu Dhabi, which has generally been a good track for me."

Robbie Williams takes "espresso and pray to Elvis" before every performance

London [UK], Nov. 12 : Robbie Williams, who is known for terrific stage performance, recently revealed on social media what he usually does before going onstage.

The 42-year-old singer was asked what he does before each show in a Q&A with fans on Twitter to which he answered, "Espresso and pray to Elvis."

The 'Let Me Entertain You' crooner quipped those words to say to Elvis Presley, the 'King of Rock and Roll' who passed away in August 1977.

To a fan who asked why the boxing theme for the album is "Fighting yourself," Williams replied, "I just thought it would look cool and be an interesting image instead of a beauty shot."

Eddie Redmayne didn't know there would be five 'Fantastic Beasts' movies

Eddie Redmayne didn't know there would be five 'Fantastic Beasts' movies

London [UK], Nov. 10 : Eddie Redmayne, who plays magizoologist Newt Scamander in the upcoming J.K. Rowling's series ' Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,' is busy on the promotional tour for the highly-anticipated new film.

The 34-year-old actor recently admitted on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' that the announcement that there will be five more films in the series came as 'news' to the cast, reports the Daily Mail.

Explaining the news that the planned trilogy is being extended by an additional two films came as a shock to the cast, Redmayne told the host, "We were at a fan event for Fantastic Beasts and then at the end J.K. Rowling arrived, which was a shock for us and whenever she comes we turn into excitable children."

Confirmed! Prince Harry, Meghan Markle are together

Confirmed! Prince Harry, Meghan Markle are together

London [UK], Nov. 9 : It's official! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are in a relationship.

The 32-year-old British Royal heir confirmed, in a statement released by Kensington Palace, that the ' Suits' star is now his girlfriend, leading bookies to slash odds of the pair marrying, reports the Mirror.

Prince Harry also came to the defense of his girlfriend after seeing the "abuse" and "harassment" she has received in the last week.

He took the unusual step of issuing a public plea for her to be left alone insisting a "line had been crossed" with certain media coverage. There were even accusations of racial attacks in some of the commentary about the mixed race 35-year-old star.

Brad Pitt refuses to go for 'Allied' promotions following split with Jolie

Brad Pitt refuses to go for 'Allied' promotions following split with Jolie

London [India], Nov. 8 : Looks like the Brangelina split is taking a heavy toll on Brad Pitt as he recently pulled out of all his ' promotional commitments' regarding his new and upcoming movie ' Allied'.

The 52-year-old actor who portrays the lead role Max Vatan in the forthcoming romantic thriller is reportedly refusing to do any interviews, press junkets or chat show appearances following his public divorce with Angelina Jolie, reports the Daily Mail.

"This was supposed to be the start of a big campaign push for Brad to finally win an acting Oscar but there's too much controversy for him to risk any publicity," a source told The Sun, adding, "It also doesn't help that there were rumours he had an affair with his co-star Marion Cotillard, which both deny."

Marijuana, condoms, homelessness and things US will vote for

Marijuana, condoms, homelessness and things US will vote for

London [UK], Nov. 8 : With the big Election Day approaching, a number of issues on the ballot, including efforts to legalize marijuana, tighten gun control laws and require porn actors in California to wear condoms during filming, would take the centre-stage as the US voters chose their candidates for the coveted White House.

There are more than 150 statewide measures on the ballot on November 8 and scores more city- and countywide initiatives for the voters to decide on, reports the Guardian.

Marijuana is a major issue people will vote for on Tuesday. California, Arizona and Nevada will vote on whether to join Washington, Oregon, Colorado and Alaska in legalizing recreational marijuana use meanwhile, Maine and Massachusetts will also vote on recreational marijuana measures.

Fenerbahce striker Robin van Persie confirms eye 'undamaged' post scare

Fenerbahce striker Robin van Persie confirms eye 'undamaged' post scare

London [UK], Nov. 8 : Fenerbahce striker Robin van Persie, who suffered a horrific eye injury in his side's latest win against Akhisar Belediyespor in the Turkish Super Lig, calmed fears of his eyesight saying his eye is "undamaged".

Persie received the horrific injury during Fenerbahce's 3-1 win over Akhisar on Sunday wherein he was stretchered off the pitch with a plaster covering his bloodied left eye.

Images of Van Persie's bleeding soon grabbed the eyeballs on social media with many fans expressing fears the 33-year-old had been blinded and would never play again, reported mirror.co.uk.

In fact, the injury had sparked alarm over the condition of his eyes, with one of the British tabloid headlining on its website Van Persie "will never see again".

London: Baloch activists protest against Pak over CPEC

London [UK], Nov. 7 : Exiled Baloch leaders and activists carried out a protest rally against Pakistan and China for constructing multi-billion dollar China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

The protest rally organized by Free Balochistan Movement (FBM) was led by exiled Baloch leader Hyrbyair Marri.

This was the second week-long round the clock protest by Free Balochistan Movement outside the China's Embassy in London.

The protesters shouted anti-Pakistan slogans on the streets of London and allege that Islamabad has intensified its brutalities against innocent Baloch people residing at CPEC route.

Hundreds of Baloch houses have been attacked and burned to ashes and hundreds of innocent Baloch have been disappeared only to appease China.

MTV EMAs: Justin Beiber, Lady Gaga win big, Beyonce, Adele left empty handed

London [UK], Nov. 7 : MTV European Music Awards this year went gaga over Lady Gaga and Justin Beiber, leaving stars like Beyonce and Adele empty handed.

However none of the winners were on hand to accept their awards on the night, which paid tribute to late musician Prince, reports the Daily Mail.

Reportedly, the EMA trophies were turned purple in memory of the 'Purple Rain' singer.

Gaga made making a brief pre-recorded speech from Tokyo for her 'Best Female Act' and 'Best Look prizes.'

The 'Baby' hit-maker, thought to currently be in his native Canada, won the 'Best Fans' award for his legion of loyal Beliebers along with 'Best Song' for his hit 'Sorry.'

Other big winners of the night were Martin Garrix, indie band 'Twenty One Pilots,' Shawn Mendes and others.




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