• Portugal nixes claim Monty Python star’s film harmed convent
  • Green Day’s Glasgow show axed due to weather
  • Actress and internet star Stevie Ryan dead at 33
  • Wimbledon 2017 order of play for Wednesday July 5 as Andy Murray and Jo Konta headline on centre court
  • Liam Payne to drop new single this week

Portugal nixes claim Monty Python star’s film harmed convent

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese authorities have rejected a television program’s claims that one of the country’s most cherished historic monuments was damaged during the shooting of a film by director and former Monty Python star Terry Gilliam. The General-Directorate for Heritage says an investigation has found that the 12th-century Convent of Christ suffered only “insignificant” damage during a recent location shoot for “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote.” The…

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 9-15

July 9: Singer-actor Ed Ames of The Ames Brothers is 90. Actor James Hampton (“F Troop”) is 81. Actor Brian Dennehy is 79. Actor Richard Roundtree is 75. Actor Chris Cooper is 66. TV personality-turned-musician John Tesh is 65. Country singer David Ball is 64. Singer Debbie Sledge of Sister Sledge is 63. Actor Jimmy Smits is 62. Actor Tom Hanks is 61. Singer Marc Almond of Soft Cell is…

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Green Day’s Glasgow show axed due to weather

Green Day’s Glasgow show this evening (04.07.17) has been cancelled “due to adverse weather conditions”. The US rockers were set perform at Bellahouston Park in Scotland, along with Rancid, Slaves and The Skids, as part of their ‘Radio Revolution Tour’. However, the promoters of the event, PCL Presents, have said that the concert has been called off because it’s unsafe for them to perform due to the downpours and winds…

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Actress and internet star Stevie Ryan dead at 33

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stevie Ryan, an actress and comedian who gained fame with impersonations of celebrities on YouTube, has died. She was 33. Los Angeles County coroner’s spokesman Ed Winter says Ryan died Saturday at her home in Los Angeles. He says her death has been ruled a suicide after the agency performed an autopsy. Ryan had gained fame on YouTube with impersonations of celebrities, including Justin Bieber, Kim…

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Wimbledon 2017 order of play for Wednesday July 5 as Andy Murray and Jo Konta headline on centre court

Wimbledon’s defending champion Andy Murray headlines action on Centre Court on the third day of action at the All England Club. Britain’s No.1 women Jo Konta will be first though on the main stage, followed by her compatriot and former champion Rafael Nadal. These blockbuster matches follow a day which saw the other two biggest men’s stars get walkovers as their opponents couldn’t last the distance. Let’s hope for a…

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Liam Payne to drop new single this week

Liam Payne will drop his new single this week. The 23-year-old singer took to his Twitter account on Monday (07.03.17) to announce the release of his second track ‘Get Low’, featuring record producer Zedd, on July 6. Alongside the single cover artwork, Liam wrote: “#GetLow 6th July @Zedd (sic)” The hunk’s new single comes just over two months after the release of his debut ‘Strip That Down’ and he’s no…

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Morrissey’s childhood friend slams biopic

Morrissey’s childhood friend James Maker has slammed his forthcoming biopic ‘England Is Mine’ as “historical fiction”. The 58-year-old rocker’s early life will be explored in the upcoming movie but the star’s old friend has blasted the project following the release of the trailer and said the description of Morrissey’s upbringing is “rather insulting” and the film doesn’t truly portray the star’s character. Maker said in a lengthy post on Facebook:…

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Fifth Harmony stronger than ever

Fifth Harmony are fully focused on maintaining their friendship following the departure of Camila Cabello. The ‘Work From Home’ group – who shot to fame on US TV show ‘The X Factor’ in 2012 – were reduced to a four-piece when their bandmate quit in December, but are stronger than ever as they move forward with new single ‘Down’. Normani Kordei, 21 – who is joined by Lauren Jauregui, Ally…

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Humans ‘could be living on Mars by 2030’ as astronauts train for mission to the red planet

The intriguing question of whether there’s life on the Mars has obsessed ­­­mankind for generations. Within two decades the ­answer might be ­a definite ‘yes’ because scientists hope to send ­people to the red planet. There may be no little green men but there could be humans wearing special suits and living in capsules. It is 20 years since NASA ’s Pathfinder spacecraft touched down on Mars and, using a…

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Tom Holland confirms no appearance in Venom spin-off

Tom Holland won’t be appearing ‘Venom’ because he doesn’t want to give up his Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) “ticket”. The 21-year-old actor is currently starring as the web slinger in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ – the first ever Marvel and Sony Pictures crossover – but revealed he won’t be starring alongside Tom Hardy in Sony’s upcoming movie, which is based on Spider-Man’s greatest foe. However, Holland would love to work with Hardy…

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