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  • Liam Payne to drop new single this week

Rupert Wyatt to direct Green Lantern Corps?

Rupert Wyatt is reportedly set to direct the ‘Green Lantern Corps’ movie. The ‘Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes’ filmmaker is expected to take charge of the upcoming Warner Bros. and DC Comics blockbuster, The Hashtag Show reports. The film is currently scheduled to be released in 2020, but development is still in the early stages, with David Goyern and Justin Rhodes working on the screenplay. Although no casting…

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Correction: Spain-Royalty-Corruption story

MADRID (AP) — In a July 3 story about an appeal of King Felipe’s brother-in-law’s sentence in a corruption case, The Associated Press erroneously reported the length of the new prison term sought by the prosecutor. The appeal seeks to increase the original sentence to up to 10 years, not 14 years and six months. A corrected version of the story is below: 4 more years in prison sought for…

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Chanel aims high with starry ‘Eiffel Tower’ Paris show

PARIS (AP) — The ever-audacious Karl Lagerfeld proved he is still nimble when it comes to putting on a fashion show. The 83-year-old had a 46-ton Eiffel Tower recreated inside the Grand Palais for the pleasure of his Chanel couture celebrity guests. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo returned the love by presenting him with the city’s highest honor. Here are some highlights from the fall-winter 2017 shows Tuesday at Paris Haute…

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The best SIM only deals in the UK: July 2017 offers – including unlimited internet – from the likes of Tesco, 3 and Vodafone

A SIM only deal is a mobile phone contract where you pay a standard monthly fee for your data, calls and texts, but don’t also pay for a phone each month on top. And with the single biggest factor affecting the cost of phone contracts being paying off the handset itself, it’s no surprise that SIM free plans are considerably cheaper. So if you’ve already got a decent phone that…

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NASA plans to put nuclear reactors on MARS to power a human colony

The first humans to settle on Mars could have small nuclear power stations responsible for providing energy. That’s because NASA is currently working on an £11 million project to develop nuclear fission reactors that could work on the red planet . The space agency has built several 6.5ft (1.98m) reactors and is due to start testing them here on Earth. Each reactor splits uranium atoms in half to generate power…

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Stars hit Dior’s encyclopedic 70th birthday show in Paris

PARIS (AP) — Christian Dior feted its 70th birthday at Paris’ Couture Week Monday in style with an accomplished, star-filled show that mapped the iconic house’s journey across the world. It was an unabashed, encyclopedic celebration of femininity in all its guises for Maria Grazia Chiuri — the house’s first female designer. Here are some highlights of Monday’s fall-winter 2017 collections. DIOR FRONT ROW Dior breathed a sigh of relief…

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Far Cry 5 hands on review: First look at Ubisoft’s epic new shooter

The Far Cry series has visited tropical islands, snow-capped mountain ranges and even the land before time . But for the next instalment in the massive, first-person shooter franchise, publisher Ubisoft finally decided to bring it to the ol’ US of A. Specifically, Montana. That’s where you find yourself battling a barbaric religious cult that has taken over the idyllic pastoral setting of Hope County. The decision to cast rural…

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Muse to allow fans to pick set at London charity gig

Muse will perform a ‘By Request’ charity show and allow fans to pick the setlist. The rock trio – comprised of Matt Bellamy, Chris Wolstenholme and Dominic Howard – are set to play at The O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on August 19 in aid of The Passage, a centre for homeless and vulnerable people. Frontman Matt Bellamy says of the news: “We have admired The Passage’s work for a while…

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Jon Watts campaigned for Spider-Man: Homecoming job

Jon Watts kept bothering bosses on ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ until they agreed to hire him to make the movie. The 36-year-old filmmaker has helmed the webslinger’s first ever full adventure in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, following the unique deal which was struck between Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures who own the rights to the character who first came to life in the pages of Marvel Comics. Watts has been praised by…

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Iggy Azalea and Azealia Banks end feud with collaboration

Iggy Azalea has ended her long-running feud with Azealia Banks by joining forces for a collaboration. The ‘212’ rapper will appear on the Australian beauty’s forthcoming record ‘Digital Distortion’ as the pair have decided to bury the hatchet once and for all after being at each other’s throats since a tirade was launched in 2014. Announcing the shock duet on Snapchat on Monday (03.07.17), Iggy wrote: “Public Service Announcement, Azealia…

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