Attempt By Piers Morgan To Convince John Terry To Move To Arsenal Fails Miserably

Media personality Piers Morgan tried, rather unsuccessfully, to convince Chelsea defender John Terry to join his beloved Arsenal in a back-and-forth that saw Terry affirm his confidence in club manager Jose Mourinho.

The former CNN and “America’s Got Talent” host is an avid Arsenal supporter, and has been known to use his celebrity to interact (and often cause headaches) with footballers in the Premier League.

This latest interaction with the Chelsea skipper didn’t quite go as planned for Morgan, though, as he attempted to lure him to the Emirates. His case was built around the fact that Mourinho subbed Terry off for the very first time against Manchester City a few weeks prior.

Spent 20 minutes trying to persuade John Terry to join Arsenal last night, using the ‘Jose don’t love you any more’ line. I failed.

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan)
August 26, 2015
Now Jose doesn’t love you any more, how about a switch to Arsenal“? Morgan asked Terry. Continue reading Attempt By Piers Morgan To Convince John Terry To Move To Arsenal Fails Miserably

Roger Goodell ‘VERY OPEN’ To Changing Role In Player Discipline

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says he is “very open” to changing his role in the player discipline process.

It’s become extremely time consuming“, Goodell said Tuesday morning on ESPN’s Mike & Mike, dancing around accusations of impartiality levied at him as part of the NFL’s “Deflategate” investigation.

Goodell suggested he’s resistant to using a third-party arbitrator, but said a disciplinary officer or panel could represent a better system than the NFL’s current model (in which Goodell himself essentially has the power to be judge, jury, and executioner).

Goodell revealed he began discussions last week with NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith about improving the system.

Goodell insisted he’s “not aware of any connection” between the procedures the NFL used in investigating and doling out discipline for the “Spygate” scandal and “Deflategate“. Continue reading Roger Goodell ‘VERY OPEN’ To Changing Role In Player Discipline

Legendary Make-Up Artist Mary Greenwell Shares Her Secrets

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She trained Charlotte Tilbury and Cate Blanchett has her on speedial.

Mary Greenwell is one of the most influential women in the beauty and fashion industry. Having had over a quarter of a decade experience as a practicing makeup artist, having trained the likes of mega make-up stars, Charlotte Tilbury and Lisa Eldridge , with her own line for perfumes and a celebrity client list that includes Alessandra Ambrosio, Cate Blanchett and most recently Ellie Goulding. If that all wasn’t enough, she has now just been named the Beauty Ambassador for Marks & Spencer’s new Beauty Halls.

So, when we had the chance to speak to the lady herself we couldnt wait to steal her insider secrets pronto. Here’s what she had to say…..

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With her protege: make-up maestro Charlotte Tilbury

What is your favourite beauty product under £20 and why?

The new Bourjois four colour pallettes. They’re out this September in M&S and they are divine, they’re called Smoky Stories.

What new brands going into M&S are you most excited about and why?

I’d have to say again Bourjois! My mother used to use Bourjois when I was growing up. They have fantastic technology, divine colours, great sensibility and we’ve seen them for so long and we love them! So I’m so happy that M&S have taken on a heritage brand like Bourjois.

What is the most unusual product in your beauty kit?

It’s not so much unusual, but maybe the most precious items would be all of my very expensive Tom Ford, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent blah blah blah items.

Who is the most exciting celebrity you’ve ever worked with?

I have a client list that I can’t believe, I am so lucky and blessed to have them all. I don’t necessarily think I have the most exciting, but I’d say the clients I work with regularly are the ones that I find the most exciting.

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Working with Ellie Goulding on the Lady Garden Campaign
Continue reading Legendary Make-Up Artist Mary Greenwell Shares Her Secrets

Can Science Pick The Best Models? These Computer Geeks Think So…..

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Watch out Gigi Hadid, the scientists think they’ve figured out the formula to model success and they’re pretty excited about it.

Researchers from the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing have been studying model statistics and data from Instagram (no, seriously) and they reckon they’ve masterminded the perfect algorithm to predict a model’s popularity.

In September 2014, these science geeks combed Instagram and the Fashion Model Director, compiling data for 400 models to see if they could predict which models would be the most in-demand during the Fall/Winter 2015 season.

According to research assistant professor, Emilio Ferrara, who spoke to The Cut:
‘We counted how many posts the models did, and how many likes and comments each post would get, on average.’

Then they blitzed the directory: ‘We collected the data on their portfolios: how many runway walks the models had already done, and a few other figures such as height [and] shoe size.’

According to researchers, they’ve been able to predict a model’s popularity with 80% accuracy, dubbing it ‘the Kendall Jenner effect.’ Catchy, eh?

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Kendall Jenner working the runway Continue reading Can Science Pick The Best Models? These Computer Geeks Think So…..

Anderson ousts Murray at US Open

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Andy Murray’s US Open is over.

The No. 3 seed was sent packing in four sets by No. 15 Kevin Anderson in a massive fourth-round upset Monday evening.

Kevin Anderson finally reaches first Slam QF, beating Andy Murray 7-6(5), 6-3, 6-7(2), 7-6(0). All credit for surviving a wild ride.

— Ben Rothenberg (@BenRothenberg)
September 8, 2015

Murray had made 18 straight grand slam quarterfinals before the loss to Anderson. He lost the first two sets of the match and was hoping to pull off another miracle comeback, as he did in Round 2 against Adrian Mannarino, winning that match in five grueling sets.

It wasn’t to be Monday night, though, as Anderson bettered him at every turn. Anderson won the fourth-set tiebreak 7-0.

I’m a little lost for words,” Anderson said after the match. “I just managed to keep my composure and, honestly, played one of the best matches of my life. To do it here in New York feels amazing.

It’s not easy playing Andy. He’s such a fighter. I knew I had to try my best to stick with him. I served very well, obviously“. Continue reading Anderson ousts Murray at US Open

Food Poisoning: Luxembourg May Call Off Euro 2016 Qualifier In Belarus After 16 Players Where Affected

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Blame it on the spaghetti.….

The Euro 2016 qualifier between Belarus and Luxembourg is in doubt after 16 of the latter national team’s players – four fifths of its squad – were hit by food poisoning in the early hours of Monday.

Marc Diederich, president of the Federation Luxembourgeoise de Football, told The Associated Press that the footballers suffered “terrible stomachaches” and spent hours in the bathroom after eating a plate of spaghetti bolognese on Sunday at the team’s hotel in the Belarusian capital of Minsk.

We have to wait for the evolution of the situation, how our players can train today, can they train at all“, said Diederich, adding that Luxembourg has been in contact with UEFA, European football’s governing body, about the possibility of rearranging the qualifier. Continue reading Food Poisoning: Luxembourg May Call Off Euro 2016 Qualifier In Belarus After 16 Players Where Affected