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  1. After a sensational comeback in 2017, Roger Federer is set to embark on a new challenge as he gears up for the first Grand Slam of the year - the Australian Open. With Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic setting the bar very high early in the tournament, Federer, too, got off to a solid start to his Australian Open title defence by brushing Aljaz Bedene aside in straight sets, in his first game. While many have labelled him as the man to beat at the ongoing Australian Open, Federer himself feels that a 36-year-old like him should never be the favourite at a major. That's the humility this legendary World No. 2 player brings to the table. But, apart from being humble and grounded, Federer also has a great sense of humour. ðð·ð¨ð­ð¸ð¨ pic.twitter.com/zvy6itZoDm — Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) January 14, 2018 Ahead of his opening clash at Melbourne Park, Federer - who's arguably the world's greatest hero in tennis - shared a picture of himself alongside a few famous superhero characters. But, that was not all, the Swiss ace had social media buzzing after asking his fans to photoshop him as a superhero. I doubt that... but let's give it a shot.. been awhile since the last #PhotoshopRF. Let's see your best/funniest photoshops of me a superhero https://t.co/jCvlaCPaVH — Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) January 15, 2018 While his photoshopped tour of India still lingers in our memory, Federer's latest request was once again fulfilled by his fans, who wasted no time in showing off their photo-editing skills and honestly, the results are beyond words. Captain 'Roger Federer' America © Twitter/@brohit_98 Logan With A Bandana © Twitter/@litefizzydrinks From FedEx To SuperFed © Twitter/@Briz_Ben The Federeribles © Twitter/@msplaykate Take Your Pick © Twitter/@SMT302 New Wimbledon Logo © Twitter/@dani91malaga The Avengers Of Tennis © Twitter/@eriq_spin Smarter Than Iron Man © Twitter/@Lola_RF19 So, which superhero do you think best represents the tennis legend?
  2. [embed_video1 url=http://stream.jeem.tv/vod/98813ff8d897b548ba0980911f9f4c21.mp4/playlist.m3u8?wmsAuthSign=c2VydmVyX3RpbWU9MS8xMy8yMDE4IDY6NDA6NDggUE0maGFzaF92YWx1ZT12MmF3ZmYzNjZzTnNjVXU1K1VoZ1FRPT0mdmFsaWRtaW51dGVzPTYwJmlkPTE= style=center] JEDDAH: For years Areej al-Ghamdi could only cheer her favourite football team from home, but everything changed on Friday when Saudi Arabia allowed women into the stadium for the first time. The university student was among around 300 Saudi women who thronged Pearl stadium in the Red Sea city of Jeddah after the ultra-conservative kingdom eases decades-old rules separating the sexes. "I came with my father and my brother -- we´re fans of Al-Ahli," said Ghamdi of the Saudi Premier League club facing off against Al-Batin. The young woman said she always used to cheer her home team from the comfort of her living room. "We love the club very much, and our home would often become an arena for supporters," she said. "This is the first time we´ll be cheering for real, not just in front of the television," said Ghamdi, who wore a black abaya robe and a black scarf with a green Al-Ahli scarf round her neck. "It is so much better here." The game began at 8:00 pm (1700 GMT), but two hours before the historic kick-off enthusiasm was palpable as women supporters began arriving at the stadium. Among the first was a woman accompanied by a younger female and a girl. A boy sat next to them in seats that had been reserved for women who come alone or with members of their families, namely male relatives. The women entered the stadium through a special gate, while male supporters filed in through a separate entrance. ´Historic day´ Saudi Arabia, which has some of the world´s tightest restrictions on women, has long barred them from sports arenas through strict rules that keep the sexes apart in public. Glass panels were set up to separate men supporters from the women and family section of the stadium. "This event proves that we are heading for a prosperous future. I am very proud to be a witness of this massive change," Lamya Khaled Nasser, a 32-year-old fan from the Red Sea city, told AFP. Ruwayda Ali Qassem, another Jeddah resident, spoke of a "historic day in the kingdom which culminates (in) ongoing fundamental changes". "I am proud and extremely happy for this development and for the kingdom´s moves to catch up with civilised measures adopted by many countries," she said. ´Daughters can´t believe it´ Saleh al-Ziadi brought his three daughters to the game. "My daughters still don´t believe this is happening. They have not yet realised they will be cheering their favourite team inside the stadium," he said. The women entering the venue waited in long queues to be searched by women security personnel who wore orange vests over their black abayas, while inside the stadium another team directed them to their seats. Jeddah resident Noura Bakharji was among those who patiently waited for her turn, and for a reason. Bakharji said she always felt bitter when her brothers came home from stadiums to tell her about the excitement of watching football matches in person. "I always watched games on TV while my brothers went to the stadiums... I asked myself repeatedly ´Why I can´t go?´" she told AFP. "Today, things have changed. It´s a day of happiness and joy." Under Saudi Arabia´s existing guardianship system, a male family member -- normally the father, husband or brother -- must grant permission for a woman´s study, travel and a host of other activities. Fatimah Baeshen, spokeswoman at the Saudi embassy in Washington "rooted for the ladies" in a message on Twitter. "As we speak; Saudi women fans are entering soccer stadiums! This is more than women´s rights: today´s match between Al-Ahli and Al-Batin, and the ones to follow, are opportunities for families to come together and enjoy KSA´s national sport -- soccer! I´m rooting for the ladies -- enjoy!" Baeshen tweeted. Friday´s match was the first in a series that will be open to women: a second is due to take place on Saturday and a third on January 18. And in June, as part of a reforms drive led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, authorities are lifting a ban that prohibited Saudi women from driving. And the result of Friday´s game? A 5-0 defeat for Al-Batin -- and a victory for women in Saudi Arabia.
  3. Elvis Presley impersonators stand together before boarding the Elvis Express train at Sydney´s Central station before it departs for the 26th annual Elvis Festival being held in the New South Wales town of Parkes in Australia, January 11, 2018. Photo: REUTERS SYDNEY: Hundreds of hip-shaking and wig-wearing Elvis Presley lookalikes and fans of the late King of Rock and Roll took trains from Sydney bound for Australia?s annual Elvis festival on Thursday. Strains of ?I Was The One? rang out along the platforms of Sydney?s Central railway terminal as jumpsuited, coiffed and guitar-wielding passengers boarded the ?Elvis Express? and ?Blue Suede Express? bound for the country town of Parkes, some 357 km (222 miles) westward. ?Elvis is close to my heart because we grew up with Elvis in India,? Alfred Vaz, who dressed in a blue flared jumpsuit and also goes by his stage name of Bollywood Elvis, or Raja, told Reuters television beside the locomotive. ?From a very little kid, we always used to gyrate and try sing Elvis like: One for the money, two for the show,? he said, launching in to a rendition of ?Blue Suede Shoes?. An Elvis Presley impersonator puts on his shoes before boarding the Elvis Express train at Sydney´s Central station before it departs for the 26th annual Elvis Festival being held in the New South Wales town of Parkes in Australia, January 11, 2018. Photo: REUTERS During the six-hour train trip over mountains and through wheatfields and grazing pastures, Elvis tribute artists will entertain the passengers. The festival, in its 26th year, is expected to attract about 25,000 people to Parkes, more than doubling its population for the duration of the four-day event. The focus this year is on celebrating 50 years since Presley?s 1968 ?comeback special,? an intimate and unplugged show credited with reviving his then-flagging recording career. Street markets, lookalike contests, parades, a car show, displays of Presley artefacts and tribute performances are planned. Elvis Presley impersonator Brody Finlay looks at his reflection in the Elvis Express train at Sydney´s Central station before it departs for the 26th annual Elvis Festival being held in the New South Wales town of Parkes in Australia, January 11, 2018. Photo: REUTERS ?It?s a must for all Elvis fans,? said tribute artist Kingsley Rock, whose website promises: ?If you want the King to sing at your thing, give me a ring.? ?Its just one big party and everyone there loves Elvis, why wouldn?t you not come back year after year,? he told Reuters.
  4. When we are trapped in a difficult spot, we have two options to choose from – do or die. But for Jennifer Lawrence, it's either “die or become a sparrow”. Jennifer Lawrence is undoubtedly one of the most versatile and commendable actresses in Hollywood. From 'Passenger', 'The Hunger Games' series, 'Silver Linings Playbook' to the 'X-Men series' and the recently released 'Mother!'; Lawrence has proved her mettle with each movie and gave us a sneak-peek into the various challenging roles she will be taking up in her upcoming movies. Last year or should we say a few months back, Lawrence teased us with her badass Russian spy avatar for her upcoming movie 'Red Sparrow'. © 20th century fox Our jaws literally dropped to the floor when we saw her mercilessly strangling a man in the teaser, and now that its full length trailer has been released, one can only imagine how difficult it is for us to contain our excitement. 'Red Sparrow' is a story about a Russian ballerina, Domonika Egorova, who transforms into a dangerous assassin who uses her skills to seduce, manipulate and kill her targets. On one hand where we were starting to fall in love with Dominika, we realize that there's someone who has actually 'been there, done that' and even went on to become one of the most popular Avengers in the Marvel universe. If you are a true Marvel fan, you will know who we are talking about – Black Widow aka Natasha Romanova. We understand, it's unfair to draw comparisons between the two, but when we have characters that resembles so strongly with each other, one can't help but think of this movie as a 'Black Widow' spinoff that we always wished for. Although we loved Scarlett Johansson as Natasha, after watching Lawrence's badass avatar; our faith is wavering a little bit. i can't believe we're getting the red room origin story of black widow....but for some reason with jennifer lawrence? i love jlaw but idk if she has this particular range — call me by my handle (2017) (@krutika) 8 January 2018 WRITER 1: What can we title this so nobody suspects it's just a Black Widow knock-off? WRITER 2: ... Red... Sparrow? STUDIO: Here is a check with many zeroes. https://t.co/vi7dCj3ZHK — Jeff Weiner (@JeffWeinerOS) 8 January 2018 'Red Sparrow' is releasing on March 2, 2018 and will also feature Joel Edgerton, Jeremy Irons, Matthias Schoenaerts, and Charlotte Rampling. Honestly, we feel it will take immense discipline and agent-like skills to be patient and wait for this movie to release.
  5. [embed_video1 url=http://stream.jeem.tv/vod/bd62cd53db1bf0caa18f8e4b3b9620a8.mp4/playlist.m3u8?wmsAuthSign=c2VydmVyX3RpbWU9MS84LzIwMTggNjozMjo0MiBQTSZoYXNoX3ZhbHVlPTFlbFRiTDNoWDNvbHZ3RlkxVVpRQ0E9PSZ2YWxpZG1pbnV0ZXM9NjAmaWQ9MQ== style=center] LOS ANGELES: Oprah Winfrey fans lit up Twitter on Monday with calls for her to run for US president after the entertainment star gave an inspiring ?new day? speech at an awards show in support of those who have exposed sexual misconduct in Hollywood and beyond. A surge of tweets carrying ?#Oprahforpresident? and ?#Oprah2020? hashtags followed her speech at the Golden Globes, where Winfrey became the first black woman to receive a lifetime achievement award on Sunday. Winfrey, an actress, movie and television producer, and chief executive of her OWN cable channel, is actively thinking about a run, CNN reported on Monday, citing two of her close friends. CNN did not name the friends, who it said had spoken on condition of anonymity. At least one emphasized that Winfrey had made no firm decision on a run. Sunday?s award ceremony honoured Winfrey, 63, as a role model for women and a person who has promoted strong female characters. ?In a 9 minute speech, @Oprah was more presidential than the current occupant of the White House has been for an entire year,? wrote Khary Penebaker, a member of the Democratic National Committee, on Twitter, referring to Republican President Donald Trump. ?That speech was everything. #timesup #oprahforpresident,? tweeted Boston television personality Cassy Arsenault in one of many calls for Winfrey to run in the next US presidential election, in November 2020. Trump also powered his successful 2016 campaign on the back of his celebrity reputation from reality TV show ?The Apprentice,? as well as long-cultivated attention in New York newspapers. In recent years, Winfrey has lent her star power to endorse Democratic presidential candidates: Barack Obama when he was seeking to become the first black US president in 2008 and Hillary Clinton in her campaign against Trump in 2016. In the past, Winfrey has said she is not interested in running for president, for example saying in a CBS interview in October when asked about the 2020 presidential election that, ?There will be no running for office of any kind for me.? However, the Los Angeles Times quoted Stedman Graham, Winfrey?s longtime partner in business and life, as saying on Sunday that ?It?s up to the people ... She would absolutely do it.? The awards show, Hollywood?s first leading up to the Oscars, was dominated by a scandal that has seen dozens of powerful men in US entertainment, politics and the media accused of sexual abuse or harassment. Winfrey, who along with most of the show?s other women attendees wore a black gown to show support for victims of sexual misconduct, was the first black woman to receive the annual Cecil B. DeMille award, joining the likes of Meryl Streep, Steven Spielberg, Barbra Streisand and Sophia Loren. ?New day? for girls and women Winfrey used her speech to praise women who have shared their stories of sexual harassment and abuse, and to declare that ?a new day is on the horizon? for girls and women. ?When that new day finally dawns it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure they become leaders that take us to the time where nobody has to say ?me too? again,? Winfrey said, referring to the #MeToo social media movement raising awareness about sexual harassment. Winfrey was raised in poverty by a single mother and went on to host the top-rated talk show ?The Oprah Winfrey Show? for 25 years before ending it in 2011. ?I want to express gratitude to all the women who have endured years of abuse and assault because they, like my mother, had children to feed and bills to pay and dreams to pursue.? She produced and acted in the 2014 civil rights movie ?Selma,? and 2017?s ?The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks? and was Oscar-nominated in 1986 for her role in ?The Color Purple,? which she later helped finance a Broadway musical. Even after ending her daily talk show, her influence on popular culture remains strong. Forbes last year estimated her net worth at $3 billion and placed her third on its list of America?s richest self-made women.
  6. Lucky enough to have a solid start in Bollywood with Om Shanti Om, not many could have thought she would come this far. But the fabulous Deepika Padukone proved herself as a mature actress, not to mention a fashion icon that would roll heads. Padukone turns 32 today, and her fans are as generous in their praise today as they should be.
  7. India?s favourite couple Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli are in South Africa. Indian cricket captain Kohli, who was away from the team due to his wedding, has rejoined for the series against South Africa and his wife Anushka accompanied him on the tour. On his Instagram account, Kohli shared a picture with Anushka wishing everyone a Happy New Year. The couple left for South Africa after hosting their reception in Mumbai. Prior to departure, Kohli was asked how it feels to be back to cricket post the marriage celebrations. ?Not difficult at all, I was away for something (marriage) which is much more important. That is a period that will always remain special for both of us," said Kohli. The 29-year-old batsman said cricket runs in his blood. "Switching back to cricket is not difficult at all because it is in my blood, like it is for every other team member and the team management as well, so getting back to professional front is not difficult at all.?
  8. While one club at Manchester has been enjoying an insane 18-game winning streak, the other - more popular and decorated - one is struggling with confidence and favourable results. At a time when three points are the requirement, Manchester United once again drew blank to claim just one point at Old Trafford. In yet another disappointing and dull display, Jose Mourinho's men were held by a resurgent Southampton side in a goalless draw. An embarrassing League Cup exit to Bristol City followed by successive 2-2 draws against Leicester City and Burnley had already got the fans impatient before United dropped another point in a title race that now seems far from their reach. Jose Mourinho truly is an artist. Man just loves to draw.#Mourinho #MUFC #MUNSOU #PremierLeague #TrapaDrive pic.twitter.com/CognlkIrKh — The SporTalk ™ (@TheSporTalk) December 30, 2017 Thanks to their third consecutive draw, United have now dropped to the third spot and are 14 points behind leaders City in the Premier League. Clearly, the Red Devils are becalmed and the downbeat mood is furthered by concern over Romelu Lukaku - who was taken off early after a head injury. In the final minutes, Nemanja Matic's shot was helped into the back of the net by Paul Pogba but the Frenchman was ruled offside, leaving Mourinho and the fans frustrated. Though Mourinho could argue once again - United deserved victory, but after dropping six points from the last nine available, the noticeable slide should concern him. Somewhere Giggs, Beckham, Scholes, the Neville brothers and Butt are strategizing a takeover of @ManUtd! #MUFC #ManUtd #GGMU #MUNSOU #farfetched #areyoulistening #Newsteamassemble pic.twitter.com/RW9UQkunsp — DJ Stieber DPT, CSCS (@donaldo137) December 30, 2017 The Old Trafford club is now behind the top two positions for the first time all season and a Manchester City win at Crystal Palace on Sunday will send them 17 points clear of the Red Devils at the turn of the year. And, that's exactly why United were booed off by their own fans at the final whistle. If the crowd at Old Trafford summed up the mood of United fans, micro-blogging website Twitter soon became the hunting ground for those gunning for Mourinho and his men. Lmao... Drawchester united are back.#MUNSOU — Is'haq ââ (@ishaqmamii) December 30, 2017 #MUNSOU Watching #JoseMourinho post match is so funny. I had to watch it a few times as it was so funny. But, as is usual, #TheSpecialNeedsOne does a fine task of deflecting blame from a bad team performance by @ManUtd. I can see him "leaving" in the Summer. — Staff Sgt. 'Silverback' (@TheRealSimon13) December 30, 2017 Mourinho be like - United could not win against Southampton as Liverpool bought a defender for the price of a striker #MUFC #MUNSOU #CHESTK #LIVLEI — Pidi (@KyaHuaTeraWaada) December 30, 2017 Oh dear #PaulScholes #MUNSOU get real ð everybody is losing faith in the #unspecial one ð — Dawn Lewis (@maxloweboss) December 30, 2017 Seems Mourinho's shit 3rd season is starting a year earlier then usual #MUNSOU #EPL — Matt Mumford (@MattMumford) December 30, 2017 #MUNSOU Mourinho the crying baby — Isiaq Ridwan Olabode (@RealOlabode) December 30, 2017 A much deserving point for Saints! Why take the credits away ! They played very well against Jose's superstars for sure. #MUNSOU ! Football is not all about Big Mouth Jose n #MUFC — Ir.Kumar (@skumar176) December 30, 2017 Did I hear those 75,000 boos at the theatre of screams? Oh yes!! Another special performance ðð #MUNSOU #ManUtd #Mourinho — AikInsaan (@Desiproblems71) December 30, 2017 I see someone getting sacked very soon #MUNSOU — Jamoh kymany (@Jamesmwangikima) December 30, 2017 Dear Mourinho, It's a great honour having you as a Manchester United coach. I appreciate you for the Europa League & EFL cup triumph last season. Please! Resign and save your CV. I'm tired of tactics & philosophy. Thanks! #MUFC #MUNSOU — â½ Football Fanatic ð³ð¬ (@tmot18) December 30, 2017 #MUNSOU when United fans say u can't troll them because you are below them on the league table ð pic.twitter.com/XuDBphpxXP — michydgoatð (@Laylow_d_boss) December 30, 2017 " Man Utd 0-0 Southampton "#MUNSOU #TrapaDrive #1DDrive Me: let's pretend it's new. pic.twitter.com/1KccH1USSh — MutebiðªAlexð¥Katoð (@mutebilx_qato) December 30, 2017
  9. Back in the day when the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) was still World Wrestling Federation (WWF), the popular sporting event had kids glued to the television sets to catch their favourite wrestlers in action. While some flaunted their trump card collections, others couldn't resist pulling off the popular manoeuvres of wrestlers on their friends and even on a few family members. Amongst many iconic wrestling stars including Shawn Michaels, Triple H and The Undertaker, one man reigned supreme - Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson. Such was his aura in and out of the ring that it helped the star develop a fanbase in every corner of the globe. And, as it turns out, India is no different. © BCCL While a lot has changed over the years and he may no longer feature in the WWE, there has been no shortage to Johnson's fan following - thanks to his success in Hollywood. The 45-year-old was recently in India to promote his upcoming flick 'Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle' which is slated for release on 29 December. In a video, aimed at rekindling his love with the Indian fans, Johnson surprised everyone by talking about the country's "natural obsession" - cricket. While many would have doubted his understanding of the sport, Johnson shocked everyone by successfully identifying MS Dhoni's signature shot - The Helicopter hit. .@TheRock's in a never-seen-before avatar for the millions of ? fans! Check out what he's cooking & catch Jumanji in cinemas. @SonyPicsIndia pic.twitter.com/rZRG61XWgM — Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) December 24, 2017 Not only did he know Dhoni's iconic shot, Johnson went on to correctly identify Tillakeratne Dilshan's ramp shot and the slow bouncer. In the Q&A round that was labelled as 'What's it called with Dwayne Johnson?', the American got all the answers right. But, not before stuttering in the first set of questions. Early in the video, Johnson was seen trying hard to guess the signals of cricket umpires on the field. When he was shown an umpire signalling 'out' for the batsman, the actor answered, “You are number one”. After being told the right answer, he asked his fans to bear with him. © BCCL When shown a 'third umpire' signal, he said, it means, “It is impossible to fit your handsomeness and sexiness into one box.” For the 'no-ball', he replied, “Hey Rock, your millions and millions of your India fans are that way (while giving the signal).” When shown the signal for a 'six', according to Johnson, it meant, “Who loves The Rock? We do!” which he likened to the home run in baseball terminology, which is the national game of the US.
  10. Unless you're living in a cave, far far away from the Internet, you would have heard that The Walt Disney Company has cut a $52.4 billion deal to acquire most of 21st Century Fox. Which means, along with Fox's other famous movies and TV shows, Disney will now own the rights to Fox's set of Marvel superheroes—The X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Deadpool. Mickey Mouse's gang just got a whole lot bigger y'all! So is this a good thing for us Marvel fans? Lets find out. Integrated Storylines And Crossover Movies, FTW! Two words: Infinity War. If Disney-owned Marvel Studios can make THAT dream come true, then an X-Men movie featuring the 'Avengers' or a 'Guardian of the Galaxy' movie guest starring the 'Fantastic Four' is not farfetched at all! Better Movies And Storylines True To The Comic Books I'm sure we all agree that you can most definitely trust Marvel Studios to make a kickass superhero movie. So, if you've been longing for a GOOD 'Fantastic Four' reboot, your prayers may just be answered! Disney-Produced Animations If you're a 90s kid, there is a high chance that you were introduced to the X-Men via the animated series. It's been way too long since then and it's about time the animated series is rebooted. With Disney's TV presence, this is highly likely to happen faster than you think. Could This Lead To 'Standardisation' Of Your Favourite Heroes? Have you noticed how all Marvel films kinda look the same? Well if that annoys you, I have news for you, its not going to get any better. In the last decade, Disney has bought up Pixar, Lucas Films, and Marvel Entertainment. With Fox being its latest addition, Disney now owns a sizable chunk of Hollywood's creative content. This means if you're hoping for an out-of-the-box superhero hit, like “Logan,” its most likely never going to happen. Deadpool – Violence = No Fun Disney has forever been inclined to making family oriented movies and its target audience has always been children and teenagers. Although, the company is slowly shifting its focus to us millennials after acquiring Marvel and the Star Wars franchise, most of its content is still pretty PG. This deal could be a threat to our beloved Deadpool, his potty mouth, and violent undertones. And that's not all! If Disney wants to make Wolverine a happy, chirpy mutant for a box-office win (the opposite of what he really is), they have all the rights to do so. As much as this acquisition seems like every Marvel fan's dream, it could also turn out to be a double-edged sword. Here's hoping that the Disney-Fox deal does more good than harm.
  11. While most of us were either busy with parties and celebrations or planning one on Christmas Eve, ardent Cricket fans were busy watching the nail-biting match between India and Sri Lanka. And one thing that all those watching the match can vouch for is that it was one of the best gifts that one could ever wish for, to end this year on a high note. © Reuters Even if you cancelled a dinner date with your girl or ditched your friends who went drinking without you, India's victory against Sri Lanka at the Wankhede stadium compensated for all that regret that was hovering over your mind earlier. It was this match that also gave us the 'coolest Santa' of this year and for those wondering who it is, we are talking about MS Dhoni (the only one who deserves to add cool as a suffix or prefix with his name). Merry Christmas ð to everyone from #TeamIndia A post shared by Team India (@indiancricketteam) on Dec 24, 2017 at 10:05am PST Just like Santa Claus, Dhoni too made this Christmas merrier for all of us by guiding Team India towards a massive win against the Lankans, with a clean sweep of 3-0, in the T20 International series. Following this epic match, Dhoni and his fellow team players kick-started the celebrations by donning the Santa caps and Twitter was more than elated to see Dhoni as Santa. These tweets speak volumes about how excited the fans were to see Dhoni as Santa. Merry Christmas everyone â¤ï¸ð pic.twitter.com/z9G3J5nCXJ — hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) 24 December 2017 What i see in every picture.. ð Only MS Dhoni.. ðð Most Calm & Cool Santa.. ð#MSDhoni #INDvsSL #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/NdzvuwkSa6 — Kajol (@kajol_0714) 24 December 2017 I never seen cool Santað Now he is hereðð@msdhoni MS Dhoni @ChennaiIPL #Dhoni pic.twitter.com/jhW1wztSQ8 — sαnkαr mαhí 07 (@Im_sankar07) 24 December 2017 Dhoni is Santa Claus of the cricket. He gives cricketing knowledge & acumen as free gifts. Merry Christmas pic.twitter.com/TdqdGo1FWt — Chandan (@sportsbloggerCK) 25 December 2017 We have spotted the coolest Santa ever ðð#Dhoni #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/7bNgxj3S5I — MS Dhoni MS Dhoni (@msdfanofficial) 25 December 2017 From guiding Indian bowlers to other country bowlers.. From Helicopter mode to Funful cheering Santa mode..one and only our Ms Dhoni..ððð #INDvSL #INDvsSL #HappyChristmas #Dhoni #MSDhoni pic.twitter.com/myxPuRuwsR — HARIPRIYAð®ð³ (@HARIPRI50971667) 24 December 2017 #MerryChristmas Mahiii @msdhoni u r always a Santa of mineðððð Thank you for all good memories that u've given to us.. tons of love for uððððððstay blessed nd keep rocking forever #Dhoni #Thala #legend ð pic.twitter.com/6lXI0yW1ni — Pooja Awasthi (@imspritual) 25 December 2017 MS Dhoni delivers happiness every day. My Santa all year long! ⤠pic.twitter.com/FdjF0XeG37 — MSDian Harshalið®ð³ (@DhonixFaithful) 24 December 2017 The partnership of Dhoni and Dinesh Kartik helped India beat Sri Lanka in the third and final match in the T20 series by five wickets.
  12. The internet community is insanely talented. With each passing day, we get to see some extremely unique and diverse talents of people across the world. But what always manages to steal the cake are the editing skills of peeps on the internet. Post any picture online and it can be edited and converted into a meme within seconds. So when celebrities take to their social media to post pictures, it's pretty obvious that someday or the other, it will turn into a meme. And with Virat-Anushka's viral wedding pictures, it's exactly what happened. Like this one: Dandruff ढ़à¥à¤à¤¢à¤¤à¥-ढà¥à¤à¤¢à¤¤à¥ पà¥à¤¯à¤¾à¤° हॠà¤à¤¯à¤¾ ð#VirushkaWEDDING #VirushkaKiShaadi pic.twitter.com/GFr3KFYcnj — Gitanjali D.S (@Gitanjali_DS) December 12, 2017 And this: Just BFF things. #VirushkaWEDDING pic.twitter.com/c9dMKbPa9R — East India Comedy (@EastIndiaComedy) December 11, 2017 But after the wedding pictures, came the honeymoon selfie that first went viral because of how perfect they look and then, of course was turned into a meme. In heaven, literally ðð A post shared by AnushkaSharma1588 (@anushkasharma) on Dec 15, 2017 at 12:25am PST This is the original one. But now it seems like there is no stopping their fans, especially their Pakistani fans, as they are going all out with their Photoshop skills. The exact location of their honeymoon isn't known but thanks to Photoshop and some very creative fans, we can see the star couple posing in front of some iconic monuments in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad and even in front of some local Pakistan shops! Have a look at them yourself: What's more is that there is now an entire Facebook page dedicated to their 'Pakistan' tour and is called 'Virat Kohli Anushka Sharma in Pakistan'. Seriously guys, how and why do you come up with things like these? Apparently, they also visited colleges and schools in Pakistan. We request you to read the captions and check out the comments too. Trust us, you are in for a treat. Honestly, we cannot handle this level of creativity anymore. Can you?
  13. Bollywood seldom does a good horror flick and if you push the time back by a whole decade, then '1920' was one movie that did entertain us all. Remember the gorgeous Adah Sharma walking up the wall like a spider and shouting 'test test' like Linda Blair from 'Exorcist'? So after a long wait of 10 years, the sequel to the hit movie is back. '1921' stars Karan Kundra and Zareen Khan in the lead roles. The movie has the clichéd recipe with your regular 'aatmas', poltergeists, some love making and lot of random spook thrown in. Karan plays the character of a young guy who goes to London to learn music and paranormal stuff starts happening in his home. He meets and falls in love with the woman who is helping him decrypt the entire scenario, which is played by the gorgeous Zareen Khan. © YouTube Karan Kundra is making his full fledged B-town debut and was earlier seen in a small role in 'Mubarakan'. Zareen was recently spotted in the erotic thriller 'Aksar 2'. Vikram Bhatt explained the logic behind making this sequel. “The point is to just not scare but to make the audience feel for the characters and to want them be protected. '1921' is a film that goes beyond the genre. Why can't the villain of a great love be a great evil." The movie is set to release on 12th January 2018.
  14. Okay. First let's get the embarrassment out of the way and deal with the facts. Yes, we lost to Sri Lanka in the first ODI today. We lost big. We lost bad. However, it could have been even worse, but our amazing Mahendra Singh Dhoni had other plans. Plans to save India's face from a humiliating defeat. © Reuters India was facing a pretty nasty situation, when the Lankan bowlers reduced the Indian line up to a scary 29/7! The absence of skipper Virat Kohli was clearly felt as the hosts kept falling like dominoes to the pacers. At one point it certainly looked like our Men In Blue would not even touch 50 and would have to walk back to the pavilion with their tail between their legs. © Reuters It was right about this moment that Dhoni seemed to have kicked into 'superhero' mode and decided to take matters into his own hands. Entering to bat at No. 6, Dhoni slammed 65 off 87 balls which were peppered with 10 boundaries and two sixes, somehow helping the hosts to resurrect India to 112. Obviously the meagre total was not enough and Sri Lanka skipped comfortably to a win. But it was the pure heart that Dhoni's innings showed, which won everyone's hearts. © Reuters It was at this point that his army of fans swarmed on Twitter like a proud horde and hit back at the haters and critics who had ever suggested that Dhoni should hang his gloves. Take a look for yourself. Prepare to feel both proud and...a little weirded out. Ms Dhoni playing against Sri-lankans reminded me of something : #INDvsSL pic.twitter.com/UBDheDtRVe — Beanology (@followTheGupta) December 10, 2017 When Life Gives You MS, Make It #Dhoni Not Aiyar. ððªð®ð³ #MSDhoni MS Dhoni #INDvSL #INDvsSL pic.twitter.com/3dUgI7z2Lh — Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) December 10, 2017 Respect #Dhoni #INDvSL #DharamshalaODI pic.twitter.com/4HNgd7hDl5 — Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) December 10, 2017 Dhoni haters watching him right now. #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/7PKCnrWMwf — Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) December 10, 2017 Dhoni haters before the match- "Dhoni should retire & make way for youngsters!" Right now- "Thank god Dhoni is there!"#INDvSL — Virat ð (@ViratsSena) December 10, 2017 Dear Haters, Next Time Before You Ask MS Dhoni To Resign, Watch This Scorecard And Slap Yourself. ðð®ð³ #Dhoni #MSDhoni #IndvSL #INDvsSL pic.twitter.com/zPMqPDiRog — Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) December 10, 2017 What Dhoni did today. #IndvSL pic.twitter.com/SrcZhXGANo — Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) December 10, 2017 We bow before you oh great saviour! Please continue to keep giving it back to the haters with your bat...we won't mind even if it is literally sometime! via GIPHY
  15. The legendary Shashi Kapoor had fans around the globe. From his on-screen presence to his acting, the man was a complete package of sheer brilliance and received love and admiration not just from India, but from across borders as well. “I'm a fatalist. I take life as it comes” ~ Shashi Kapoor; seen here at Prithvi Theatre.#ShashiKapoor pic.twitter.com/570iYGbN4o — Film History Pics (@FilmHistoryPic) December 4, 2017 And hence it isn't surprising when tons of people gathered outside Kapoor's ancestral house to pay their respect to him. The place where the memorial was held was once Prithviraj Kapoor's abode before it was moved to Mumbai. This is the place where even the legendary Raj Kapoor was also born. #ShashiKapoor ji is no more... An era comes to an end... Thoughts and prayers with the family... RIP. pic.twitter.com/Ix5HZJHXU7 — AmanHundalOfficial (@TheAmanHundal) December 4, 2017 The fan following of Shashi Kapoor was indeed huge. He lived a good life and will remain eternal. And our neighbours made sure that his presence is felt despite his demise. Fans took to their Twitter handles and shared the pictures. Some mentioned how 'Peshawar will never forget him' while some called him 'Pride of Peshawar'. “Peshawar will never forget you” says the banner outside Kapoor Haveli. #ShashiKapoor #Legend pic.twitter.com/ojCX2PzCQf — RICHA (@RICHA_LAKHERA) December 7, 2017 They put out a huge poster of him that said, “A tribute to Pride of Peshawar.” This memorial was organised by Cultural Heritage Council. Candle vigil for veteran actor #ShashiKapoor in Peshawar, Pakistan. People pays tribute to shashi kapoor outside Kapoor Haveli. pic.twitter.com/Fl0G9vyGsG — Shivangi Thakur (@thakur_shivangi) December 7, 2017 Kapoor passed away on Monday after a prolonged illness and was honoured with a 3-gun salute by the government. All his three children Kunal Kapoor, Sanjana Kapoor, and Karan Kapoor were present at the funeral. © ViralBhayani © ViralBhayani Bollywood celebrities such as Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Kajol, Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Shah Rukh Khan, Randhir Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah, Ratna Pathak, Ranbir Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, Salim Khan, Ayaan Mukherjee, and Hansal Mehta, among others, all gathered together to pay their tribute to him one last time.
  16. Arguably one of the most popular and iconic sportsperson in the country, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has possibly achieved everything there is in international cricket. His leadership skills aided India in one of its darkest hours, while the slam-bang strokemaking abilities Dhoni possessed earned him the tag of the greatest finisher in the modern era. But, his exploits aren't just restricted to the national colours. As much as his success with Team India, Dhoni has also made huge gains with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) while playing in the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL). From 2008 till 2015, Dhoni led Chennai to two IPL titles (2010 and 2011) and propelled them to the tournament final four times (2008, 2012, 2013 and 2015). BCCL With the Jharkhand cricketer at the helm, Chennai also won the Champions League T20 tournament twice in 2010 and 2014. However, Dhoni's association with Chennai came to an abrupt end in 2015 after his side and Rajasthan Royals were banned for two IPL seasons on charges of corruption. Since then, the Chennai fans have patiently waited, not just for their favourite team to return to the IPL fold, but also to witness the return of their one true 'Thalaiva' (leader) in the iconic yellow jersey. And, their wait is finally over as Chennai led by their iconic leader Dhoni is set to return for the 2018 IPL edition. Next Summer, we will be there! #ManyHappyReturnsOfCSK pic.twitter.com/zkbgzUzchV — Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) May 21, 2017 With the IPL Governing Council's recent decision to allow the franchise to retain up to five players, whatever little doubt Dhoni fans had regarding his return to Chennai has undoubtedly vanished. “An IPL Franchise is eligible to secure up to five players by virtue of a combination of Player Retention (Pre Player Auction) and Right to Match (RTM) (During the Player Auction),” BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary said in a statement. “The player pool available for Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals for retention/Right to Match will be the players' who played for them respectively in IPL 2015 and who were part of RPS and Gujarat Lions squads in IPL 2017,” he added. And, as soon as the news broke, Chennai fans did what they do best - make a hell lot of noise. All the jovial Dhoni memes and cheerful CSK anthems came back to life as Chennai fans thronged social media. Thala @msdhoni Entry #CSK ðð¥ pic.twitter.com/2Y6g3BH8Kc — vιgηεsð¤ð¼ (@Vicky_VjMsd) December 6, 2017 Reactions of CSK Fans When They Came To Know That Thala @msdhoni Is Coming Back In #ChennaiSuperKings in #IPL2018 ðð#Dhoni pic.twitter.com/mAEjmxNsjP — Randheer Thakur (@India_Se_Hu) December 6, 2017 ð #DksMeme ð Meme Speaks ðð MS Dhoni set to reunite with #CSK.⤠"Captain is Coming" ðð #IPL2018 #Mersal #Mersal50thDay #MersalArasan ð pic.twitter.com/zbP3qW5cg3 — Happy Sharing By Dks (@Dksview) December 6, 2017 #CSK entryð#Thalapathy #Vijay #Msdhoni #Dhoni pic.twitter.com/F5Zr9eftJ1 — à®à®µà®¤à®¾à®°à¯ (@avardhaar) December 4, 2017 Can't Wait To See Thisð Waiting Layae Veri Erutheyð #WhistlePodu #CSKReturns @ChennaiIPL @msdhoni pic.twitter.com/Le6OeyZGH0 — Amal Raj (@Amal_R21) December 6, 2017 The LION #thaladhoni back in his DEN... WOW.. can't you here the ROAR... #WelcomeBackThala #Dhoni @ChennaiIPL @msdhoni pic.twitter.com/pfWWNxkTQO — Rajiv (@AjithRajiv) December 6, 2017 Yeah..So Excited..Finally Yellow Jersey Is Back My Selection Of 5 Players: @msdhoni @ImRaina @imjadeja @DJBravo47 & @faf1307 or @Bazmccullum I deadly want these 5 to be back in #CSK at any cost,any how ðððððððððð@ChennaiIPL #IPL2018 #ThalaIsBack #WhistlePodu pic.twitter.com/XVLe8E21V9 — Viswasam ð¥ (@JonasThala2) December 6, 2017 And Finally Lions R Back at #Chepauk ð#chennaisuperkings are Backð Thala @msdhoni lead the teamð Chennai Super Kings #IPL2018 pic.twitter.com/aKm4S0FZC4 — à®à®¾à®°à¯à®¤à¯à®¤à®¿à®à¯âï¸ (@crazy_karthii) December 6, 2017
  17. The Iron Throne is seen on the set of the television series Game of Thrones in the Titanic Quarter of Belfast, Northern Ireland/File photo LONDON: Ice zombies and fire-breathing dragons plague the characters in the hit fantasy TV series ?Game of Thrones,? but for fans who took part in a four-day marathon to watch the series? 67 episodes back-to-back, a pained rear end posed a greater threat. The marathon viewing began on Monday evening in London?s Prince Charles Cinema, and concluded on Thursday evening, and was held to mark the upcoming release of the program?s seventh series on DVD on Dec. 11. ?To see (it) all in one chunk will give you something different, that we don?t get when we?re waiting around for the next season to come. They won?t get the irritation that we all get,? said actress Hannah Waddingham, who plays the ill-fated Septa Unella in the series and attended the opening night. Around 350 people attended some of the screenings over the four-day event, while only seven hard core fans managed to last from start to finish. One of the participants described the screening as an ?endurance race,? and mindful organizers handed out survival kits containing tissues, alcohol gel and dental supplies. ?Game of Thrones? tells the story of warring factions in a dragon and zombie filled medieval fantasy world, where winter lasts for years. It has garnered critical praise and a huge international following over its seven series. The show?s eighth and final series is expected to premiere in late 2018 or 2019, though a release date has not been officially confirmed.
  18. Even though the Marvel cinematic universe is fast approaching its 10th anniversary, it doesn't mean it's slowing down at all, it's quite the opposite, especially with the recent success of 'Thor: Ragnarok' hammering that point home. 2018 will be a big year for Marvel with the release of 'Black Panther', the first Marvel movie with a black actor in the lead, and obviously the much anticipated 'Avengers: Infinity War'. The release of the third instalment of the Avengers franchise in May will also mark the 10th anniversary of the release of 'Iron Man', which kicked off Marvel Studios' grand cinematic universe experiment. And now, basically a decade later, MCU's success is unmatched by any other franchise in Hollywood. In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, ( https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2017/11/marvel-cover-story?mbid=social_twitter ) Marvel Studios' president Kevin Feige teased the fans by saying that the as-yet-untitled fourth Avengers movie, scheduled for 2019, will “bring things you've never seen in superhero films: a finale.” Even with the almost overwhelming star-studded Avengers franchise coming to an end, with the contracts of key actors like Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, and Scarlett Johansson about run out after the last Avengers movie, there's not much to worry about. Marvel owns the rights to 7,000 characters, and they will for sure bring a lot of them to the big screen very soon. © Marvel The cover story with Vanity Fair featuring the conversation with Feige took an in-depth look at the history of the MCU, talking about everything from the wildly successful Thor: Ragnarok this year to the very first Iron Man film back in 2008. Till now, Marvel has already released or plotted 22 MCU movies, from 'Iron Man' through to the end of the studio's 'Phase Three' arc, which wraps with a fourth and supposedly final Avengers film in 2019, closing out the Infinity War story. According to Feige, they've “got another 20 movies on the docket that are completely different from anything that's come before — intentionally.” He added, “There will be two distinct periods. Everything before Avengers 4 and everything after.” But, all we know is that everything will be different, and that's building up more excitement for the fans, but that's pretty much it for now. Marvel is not ready to reveal its post-Avengers plan as yet. As of now, we only know of two confirmed upcoming sequels in Feige's alluded-to “second period” of 20 new films post-Avengers films: a 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' sequel in 2019, and a third 'Guardians of the Galaxy' film to be released in 2020. Marvel Studios has done a marvellous (pun intended) job of elevating a bunch of heroes and villains to household names and it will be interesting to see all the new characters that are about to come our way, especially when there are 7,000 characters to choose from, making the possibilities basically infinite.
  19. Gone were the days when cricket reigned supreme in India. Well, there is no denying that it still continues to rake in a lot of interest in the country, but its domination has noticeably been challenged by the rise of football as a sport in recent years. While the ever-growing popularity of Sunil Chhetri & Co. has surely played a crucial role, the emergence of star-studded Indian Super League (ISL) has undoubtedly given the football fans something to cheer for. Apart from the entertainment, a growing interest in the game of football has also led to the advent of various academies aimed at nurturing local talent across the country. So much so, that Star Sports - the official broadcaster of the Premier League in India - has been seen indulging the football fans with their unique concept of fanparks, dedicated shows like 'Fanzone' and even hosting talk shows in the country amid big matches. © BCCL Following in the footsteps of the EPL, one of the world's most exciting football league La Liga has also decided to tap into the Indian market. And, they've decided to do so by giving the Indian football fans more of a personal experience of the El Clasico - their biggest game of the season. The Spanish league has scheduled the ultimate showdown between Real Madrid and Barcelona specifically on 23 December at 5:50pm (IST) to rope in interest from India. And, that's not all. Recognising India's potential as a footballing nation, La Liga has also planned a special screening of the match at the NSIC Grounds, Okhla in New Delhi. Apart from enjoying one of the most anticipated matches in style, Indian football fans will also be able to make the most of the additional on-ground activities. Fans can register for free on the official website of La Liga to experience the pulsating encounter which features world's top two footballers in Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. © Reuters "This December 23, the first El Clasico of the season will be played. A match between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona always generates a tremendous amount of interest around the world. We want the many La Liga fans in India to enjoy the match as if they were in the stadium. We are going to prepare an event so that more than 15,000 fans from India can be with us, enjoy the match, and experience La Liga more closely. It will be an event for fans of both teams, and La Liga in general, to engage with the best football match in the world. We are sure that it will be an unforgettable experience. It's a great way to be closer to the Indian fans," La Liga President Javier Tebas said. © BCCL Sony Pictures Sports Network (SPSN) - the official broadcaster of La Liga, has also planned a special episode of its flagship studio show 'Football Extraaa' directly from the venue for the live screening amidst fans. Well, it'll be interesting to see how the lucrative plan comes along, but as far as Indian football fans - who often resort to staying up in wee hours to catch the game - are concerned, it's undeniably one of hell of an opportunity for cricket-crazy India to pledge its allegiance to this exciting sport.
  20. Tim Paine makes an appeal for Moeen Ali's stumping/Getty Images BRISBANE: Cricket can be a game of fine lines but England fans were irked that Moeen Ali was judged on the wrong side of a bulging one when the all-rounder was stumped on day four of the series-opening Ashes test on Sunday. Battling with Jonny Bairstow to push his team to a respectable total, Moeen?s back foot strayed forward as he played and missed at a ball from spinner Nathan Lyon, with wicketkeeper Tim Paine sharply whipping off the bails. The decision was referred upstairs and after lengthy deliberation using an array of angles, the third umpire Chris Gaffaney of New Zealand gave Moeen out for 40, with no clear evidence that the player?s foot was behind the line. While it appeared a marginal decision, there was no benefit of the doubt given and English fans at the Gabba greeted the dismissal with jeers as their team slumped to 155 for six. England then lost their last wickets for 40 runs to be out for 195 before Australia openers David Warner and Cameron Bancroft pushed their team to 114 without loss, and needing only 56 runs for victory. David Warner celebrates his half-century as Australia came on brink of victory on day four of first Ashes test/Getty Images England?s ?Barmy Army? and a host of media pundits queried the integrity of the line on social media, as it did appear to be slightly wider at the middle of the pitch than at the edges. The decision was quickly dubbed ?Shoddy-line?, ?Bulge-gate? and other epithets but Moeen, himself, was loath to question it. ?If I was bowling, I would want it out,? quipped the bearded all-rounder. ?I guess it depends what angle you look at it from. You?ve got to respect umpires call and what he saw. ?You?ve just got to move on. I thought I was alright personally, but the replay did look very tight,? he added. ?Obviously disappointed with myself that I got out in that fashion. ?I was most disappointed with the time that I got out, I thought me and Jonny were just building a good partnership.?
  21. Back in 1882, when Australia recorded their first Test win on English soil after beating England at The Oval, a satirical obituary was published in a British daily - The Sporting Times. The obituary took a dig at English cricket team, claiming it had died and "the body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia". Since then, the mythical ashes has gone to become one of the most exciting and gruelling contests in international cricket. The environment is electric, the contest is closely-fought and the intensity is at an all-time high. But, what makes Ashes one of the biggest contests in the sport, is the quality of cricket on the back of some friendly banter. But, fast-forward to the 2017-18 Ashes series, and you'd realise how far this old cricket rivalry has come from its premise. There has been a great increase in the level of competition with a new crop of stars looking to make an impact. But, in the present day scenario, cricket seems to have taken a back seat with trash-talking and insults flying around. Reuters The build-up to the ongoing Ashes series has been classic case showing how current and even former players feel it's utmost important to intimidate each other by getting into their skin with words. But, how far is too far? That's exactly the question we left asking when the Barmy Army - a boisterous group of travelling English supporters - targetted Australian vice-captain, David Warner. Instagram/@candywarner1 The notorious fan group is infamous for rattling the opposition players with insults and vulgar chants from the stands. But, this time - thanks to the vocally chaotic build-up - they seem to have attained the license to go an extra mile. And, that's what the Warners and fans across the globe witnessed they used David's wife Candice to rattle the Aussie opener. Instagram/@candywarner1 The Barmy Army have posted the lyrics to some of their more offensive anthems where one song, in particular, makes reference to David and his wife Candice, highlighting her infamous toilet tryst in a Sydney bar with New Zealand rugby star Sonny Bill Williams. Instagram/@candywarner1 "Davie Warner is over the hill, Came second to Sonny Bill," the chant goes. The horrific insult is bound to infuriate the Warners and could prove particularly humiliating to Candice who is often seen attending her husband's matches with their two young daughters Ivy Mae and Indi Rae. Instagram/@candywarner1 "I wasn't in a state where I didn't know what happened, but you don't think of how your actions, when you're drunk, can have an effect on your life," Candice said of the infamous incident where she allegedly had *** with Sonny in a toilet cubicle at the Clovelly Hotel in 2008. Instagram/@candywarner1 Apart from his wife, Warner was also laughed at for his bar incident in 2013. Sharing a few drinks with Joe Root, Warner lost his cool and punched the England star after the latter reportedly held a wig to his face and mocked South Africa's Hashim Amla who is a close friend of the Oz batsman. "He'll only pick a fight with men in a wig, When he opens his gob, We think he's a kn*******b, With Root our captain we'll take the urn home," the Barmy Army anthem reads. The rivalry between Australia and England has always been fiery with a bit of a banter every now and then. But, over the years and especially in this series, the focus on cricket has gone down while the insults are getting more brutal and obscene - something which is not worthy of any series, let alone the hallowed Ashes.
  22. In a bid to prepare for the testing tour of South Africa, the Indian cricket team has decided to roll out seam-friendly pitches springing in bounce and pace in the ongoing three-match Test series against Sri Lanka. After a draw in the first game, the second Test in Nagpur was also expected to deliver a similar wicket and the first day's play is a testimony to that. Expecting the Nagpur track to assist seamers, India also called back old warhorse Ishant Sharma, who was the bowling spearhead for the side in his heyday. Playing his first international game since March 2017, the lanky speedster was right on the money from the word go and gave his side an early breakthrough after striking in the third over of his Test comeback. © BCCL Looking for an early swing, Ishant began his spell with pitched-up deliveries outside the off-stump. His rhythmic high-arm action, serving considerable pace, finally bore fruit in the fifth over of the innings when a full-length delivery forced an outside edge off Lankan opener Sadeera Samarawickrama who walked back into the hut after scoring just 13 runs. Soon, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja joined the party to dismiss Lahiru Thirimanne (9) and Angelo Mathews (10) respectively as India tightened the screws on their Lankan counterparts early in the match. But, Ishant was not done yet and capitalising on the long-awaited opportunity, he struck again to dismiss free-flowing Dimuth Karunaratne (51) in the 51st over. Plugging away at length to create an awkward angle before going across, Ishant had the Lankan opener rooted to the crease and rapped him on top of the pad to evoke an LBW decision from the umpire. At the time of writing this article, the 29-year-old had taken two crucial wickets for his side at the expense of 33 runs in his spell of 13 overs. © BCCL It was great to see him making an impact early on in his comeback. And, the Virat Kohli brigade will expect Ishant to capitalise on his great start and build on as the game progresses further. Many had questioned Ishant's inclusion after Mohammed Shami's niggle in his left hip ruled him out of the second Test. However, the Indian speedster didn't just surprise the critics, but also won over the fans who couldn't resist in unearthing old jokes including the notorious 'Sharma Ji' jibes on Twitter. New headlines: Rohit Sharma and Ishant Sharma back in the team. Gali ki aunties: Dekho dono sharma ji k bete fir se team me aa gaye, aur humare Gambhir ko dekho, bas tweet karta rehta hai. — Ravi Gupta (@bittubittu) November 24, 2017 Me every time when Legend Ishant Sharma takes a wicket.#Nagpurtest pic.twitter.com/1GQTl3HfKM — Ser Rohit Sharma (@ImRo450) November 24, 2017 Ishant sharma could have given tight competition to dickwella in making faces ðð #IndvSL — Monica (@monicas004) November 20, 2017 There is something wrong with the opposition if you have only 18 runs in 8 overs by Ishant Sharma. #INDvSL — ANURAG RANA (@mbanurag) November 24, 2017 Ishant Sharma Looks Like A Jhulan Goswami... ð#Nagpurtest — Nikhil ð®ð³ (@nkjawalker) November 24, 2017 Rahul Gandhi developing as a leader nd Ishant Sharma picking up wickets. What's happening in India? #INDvSL — Sir Virat Kohli (@SirVKohli) November 24, 2017 Ishant Sharma is transformed into Zlatan Ibrahimovic. What is the secret? #AskTheExperts @StarSportsIndia — Akshay Chauhan (@GudzLoad) November 24, 2017
  23. Bollywood heartthrob Salman Khan, on November 18, celebrated the 53rd wedding anniversary of his parents, Salim and Salma Khan. The celebrations were doubled because Salman?s younger sister Arpita Khan Sharma was also marking the third year of her wedding anniversary, reported Indian Express. The actor, who has lent his voice to films and last sung for Hero ? starring Athiya Shetty and Suraj Pancholi, had a surprise present for his parents. Salman sang the famous song jab koi baat bigad jaye from the movie Jurm for his family. The actor?s fans can?t stop swooning over the adorable video that has gone viral. The event took place at Arpita?s residence and was attended by Katrina Kaif, Malaika Arora, Amrita Arora, Soha Ali Khan, Kunal Khemu, Dia Mirza, and Salman?s alleged girlfriend, Iulia Vantur. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=yTv0PiRCPjg
  24. Diljit Dosanjh, the Punjabi singer and mega superstar needs no introduction. The man is not just loved by his fans but can make them go crazy with his brilliant acting and melodious voice. Also when it comes to social media, he is one of those actors who has his game spot on. One look at his various social media accounts and you just know what he is up to. Well, he gives his followers an up-to-date glimpse of his activities and they totally love it. From being socially active, confessing his love for Kylie Jenner, posting cute videos of himself to sharing lovely banters of his fan, he is adored by the people. When he starts to sing, you can't help but love his voice, that's how good he is. His patent dialogues like 'labh juices' and 'theek aan main' literally makes his fans fall head over heels in love with him. And not just this, but he often inspires his fans in various ways. Be it his styling or fitness, he keeps giving us major goals to follow. And just recently the 'Udta Punjab' star shared a shirtless picture making everyone go gaga over his toned abs. He tweeted the picture with the caption, “Pehchan Kaun”. The man looked fabulous and is giving us major fitness goal. Diljit has clearly been sweating it out in the gym and his toned abs are nothing but proof of that. Pehchan Kaun ð¨ pic.twitter.com/cDwDyjT5vO — DILJIT DOSANJH (@diljitdosanjh) November 20, 2017 Looking at Diljit we wonder if there is anything he can't do. He knows how to act, dance and flaunt his kick-ass body. One can totally vouch for that he is indeed an all-round performer. Well, as Diljit started the guessing game, the Internet went crazy and joined him! The fans were quick in showering him with comment after comment that's worth a look! He is a total heartthrob we must say! Lagda ty Diljit he aa, per confrim ni, tusi he dasoo paa gee — Shehryar Karimi (@miankarimi) November 20, 2017 Diljit sure knows how to sweep hearts. Something more tempting thn a sinfull brownie â¤ï¸@diljitdosanjh https://t.co/aXUKDEppEd — Mirchi Ashi (@mirchiashi) November 20, 2017 Guessing game continues Pehchaan liaðit's you — Ritika Sharma (@Ritika4sharma) November 20, 2017 Aaye haye!! Wao hotty ðð — Ayesha Khanna (@AyeshKhanna1994) November 20, 2017 And one more fan who totally loves him! Pehchan Kaun ð¨ pic.twitter.com/cDwDyjT5vO — DILJIT DOSANJH (@diljitdosanjh) November 20, 2017 But then you also have certain elements that decided to play it otherwise and started giving random answers KRK....ROFL!! Kamal R Khan. I am right na? — Manish Singh (@MSonlyme_) November 20, 2017 Eh??? Bill gates ððð — Honey Sharma (@Honeysh264) November 20, 2017 BJP might get offended! Amit Shah ð — Majeed Malla (@majeed_malla) November 20, 2017 Why try to pretend bro? DILJIT DOSANJH? ð — Anant Sharma (@anantsharma_07) November 20, 2017 Well, we love this picture of Diljit and are getting major workout goals. Who's heading to the gym right now?
  25. If there's anything sturdier than a rock, it's the name Dwayne Johnson that will go down in history as one of the most celebrated wrestlers of all time. On November 17th 1996, a frizzy-haired, buffed up guy in a blue costume with frills, Rocky Maivia entered the ring, with a goal to buy a home for his parents. Fans weren't exactly interested in watching Maivia and his quirky fashion statement, but WWE surely had other plans in store for him. Fast forward 21 years and Maivia is now the ten-time world champion whom we all know as 'The Rock', The People's Champion and The Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment. (Going by the turn of events that followed, he can today possibly buy a whole city if he wants.) Crazy it all started 21yrs ago today. Made my @wwe debut. My #1 goal was buy my parents their first home. 3yrs later in '99 I was able to. No idea where this crazy road would lead me, I just knew I was willing to work my ass off and that I loved the hell outta Waffle House ðð¤ð¾ https://t.co/dHkJByOqQi — Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) 17 November 2017 From his debut victory at the 1996 Survivor Series in New York City to becoming a legendary wrestler and now one of the popular Hollywood actors, Johnson has come a long way and we don't think there's anyone who has held any doubts in his skills to floor his fans both inside and outside the ring. After all, he's one of the primary reasons why many kids born in the late 90s got hooked to WWE. He was also the reason why even today Triple H can only remember the punches The Rock landed on his face. You know...it sure is interesting that most of your big @WWE moments somehow involve punching me in the face... ð¤ https://t.co/iRUghIg5OC — Triple H (@TripleH) November 18, 2017 He is also the reason why some people watched movies like 'The Game Plan' and 'Tooth Fairy'. I mean, who will want to miss the chance of seeing Johnson take ballet lessons and wear a tutu and wings (although, we are sure The Rock wouldn't wish to be remembered for those movies). It's quite unbelievable that The Rock is celebrating his 21st WWE anniversary (do all you 90s kids feel old now?) However, all we can remember is his debut look - pineapple style haircut, which he jokingly takes the credit for and his bold and bizarre fashion choices, which he defends even today. He did admit that he had the world's worst wrestling outfit ever, but we are sure that by the time the match was over, the virality of this outfit would have definitely spread like wild fire. Wow what a @WWE rookie memory. I had the world's WORST wrestling outfit EVER and so broke I used to cut my own hair (as you can tell by this beautifully f*cked up pineapple cut I used to give myself) yet... NYC and Madison Square Garden embraced me like a son. #grateful. https://t.co/idS0lLZzXD — Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) November 17, 2017 If you think your childhood pictures are embarrassing, remember that nothing beats these throwback pictures that were dug up from the roots of the internet, especially on his anniversary day. 20 Years ago today @TheRock made his debut.#SurvivorSeries#WowThatOutfit pic.twitter.com/dpqUcE6qdc — Robert Wells (@ElevateMao) November 17, 2017 While congratulating him for completing 21 years in WWE, a fan reminded him of his fashion choices, which no one except 'The Rock' can dare to don. No, thank YOU. But we should still talk about these fashion choices. pic.twitter.com/aIAvklp1rO — Jimmy Traina (@JimmyTraina) November 17, 2017 Well, 'The Rock' was quick to defend his shiny gold waistcoat and the unbuttoned silk shirt he wore back then and said “Gold lam'e matching vest and pants at the VMA's and a completely open silk shirt at the Emmys were beautiful smart choices. So I thought.” Goðð¾yourself Jimmy. Gold lam'e matching vest and pants at the VMA's and a completely open silk shirt at the Emmys were beautiful smart choices. So I thought. ð https://t.co/MjUus8NKDy — Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) November 18, 2017 All those people standing inside the ring would have possibly taken this man for granted, especially when he came in that flamboyant outfit. Today, Dwayne Johnson is a legend not only in wrestling but also in Hollywood. Now, our beloved actor is eyeing for the 2020 US presidency. Well, if he gets elected, we are sure he is going to make more heads turn (quite literally) as compared to Donald Trump.