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Piers Morgan challenges Pamela Anderson on vegans having better sex in cheeky exchange

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Piers Morgan met his match as he challenged Pamela Anderson on her claim that vegans have better sex.  The Baywatch star sparked a blushing debate over the weekend when she tweeted that ‘vegans make better lovers’ as the cholesterol in meat, eggs and dairy causes the hardening of arteries ‘and not much else’.  Of course, the tweet caught Piers’ eye and he couldn’t wait to pick Pamela’s brain about it on Good Morning Britain on Monday.  ‘There’s a lot of research that went into this,’ Pamela insisted to the presenter before adding teasingly: ‘More fun things happen even when you’re sleeping. You’re the perfect candidate for veganism.’  Pi

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All the Dancing On Ice 2021 accidents so far: From Denise Van Outen’s shoulder to dance pro’s ‘stabbed’ leg

Dancing On Ice’s contestants have all been suffering nasty falls (Picture: ITV)Dancing On Ice 2021 has only had one official live show but already most of this year’s line-up have been knocked down by some nasty injuries. With so many accidents fans are calling out the show for ‘wasting the resources of the NHS amid a pandemic’, it doesn’t seem like it’s going to get any easier either. That’s before all the bumps and bruises suffered just by falling on their bum on the ice! Here’s all the major accidents that happened so far – and what it’s meant for their place in the competition. Andy Buchanan (face sliced by Rebekah Vardy) Rebekah came dangerously close to scratching Andy’s eye with her blade (Picture: ITV)Rebekah Vardy was left horrified when she misplaced her foot

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Wild Simpsons theory suggests Ralph isn’t actually Chief Wiggum’s son

Is Chief Clancy Wiggum really Ralph’s dad? (Picture: Fox)A wild Simpsons theory suggests that Ralph isn’t actually Chief Clancy Wiggum’s son. Instead, fans are convinced that Ralph is the child of Clancy’s fellow Springfield police department colleague, Eddie. Yep, it’s thought that Clancy’s wife Sarah had an affair with Eddie, and Ralph is a product of their whirlwind romance. Eagle-eyed viewers have pointed out that Ralph bears no resemblance to that of his supposed father, who has blue hair and an upturned nose. But, sure enough, the schoolboy shares a similar trait with Eddie in their stranded black hair. Fans have filled Reddit with the theory, alongside pictures of Ralph and Eddie together as ‘evidence’. ‘Cheif Wiggum’s wife had an affair with Eddie and Ralph is act...

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Will America Ever Acknowledge Its White Supremacy Problem?

SAUL LOEB/GettyAfter 2020 finally ended, 2021 started out with an insurrection incited by the President of the United States and with 4,112 COVID-19 deaths in a single day. Despite hope that the new year would be a better one, it feels like nothing has changed. George Floyd’s murder in May 2020 was followed by an intense wave of protests and countless statements rightfully identifying racism as the cause of police brutality. White people joined book clubs and communities to learn about racism and privilege. White-dominated organizations hired consultants to implement diversity, equity and inclusion training and committees. Yet, this didn’t prevent Black, Latinx and Native American persons from disproportionately dying from COVID-19. It did not stop 125 Black men from being shot and killed...

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Goldman Sachs lifts US GDP forecast to 6.6% in 2021 on Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus package

Summary List Placement Goldman Sachs raised its US GDP forecast to 6.6% on Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus plan. Bank economists now project a lower US unemployment rate of 4.5%, down from 4.8%. Biden's $1,400 stimulus checks will cause a "large spike" in disposable income, they said. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Goldman Sachs has turned even more optimistic on the outlook for the US economy this year under President-elect Joe Biden.  In a weekend note to clients, economists at the bank raised their forecast for US GDP to 6.6% in 2021 from 6.4%. Goldman now expects a lower US unemployment rate of 4.5% at the end of 2021, down from 4.8%. The projected economic expansion will be fueled by a boost in disposable incomes and government spending, the bank said, a...

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‘It’s really pleasing’ – Joe Root delighted as England secure seven-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in first Test

Dan Lawrence and Jonny Bairstow took England to their modest target of 74 (Picture: PRI)Joe Root said the manner of England’s performance in the side’s seven-wicket victory over Sri Lanka was ‘really pleasing’ and picked out the bowling displays of Dom Bess and Jack Leach, who both came away from the first Test with fifers. England suffered a minor collapse as they slipped to 14-3 at the end of day four in Galle, with Dom Sibley, Zak Crawley and Root falling, but a resurgent Jonny Bairstow and debutant Dan Lawrence took the tourists over the line on the final morning with a 62-run stand. Their partnership was not without challenges, though, as Lawrence – who impressed with a score of 73 in the first innings – came through an lbw review off the bowling of Dilruwan Perera. England

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Meet the winner of our first competition from The Getaway

He’s won a stay at the Tabula Rasa Luxury Hotel, Sri LankaDreaming of your next holiday? One lucky Metro reader doesn’t have to any longer. Oliver Edmunds, a 25-year-old major incident manager from Barlow, North Yorkshire, has won an eight-night luxury getaway to Sri Lanka, including flights – courtesy of Metro and Secrets Of Ceylon. ‘The email telling me I’d won came on my first day back at work after Christmas and I thought, yeah, this is a dodgy email,’ says Oliver, who intends to go at the end of this year, Covid permitting. ‘Then I checked the “from” name and sent it to my friend, and she came over and screamed in my face. I was in a state of absolute disbelief and shock! Oliver (pictured with fiancée Vicky) has won an eight-night luxury getaway to Sri Lanka – includin...

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Chelsea plotting club-record deal to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland ahead of rivals

The Norwegian forward has been in astonishing form for BVB ever since joining (Picture: Getty)Chelsea have made Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland their top summer transfer target and will try to steal a march on other European giants by offering more than his release clause. The 20-year-old has been in blistering goalscoring form ever since moving to Germany and has netted 12 goals in just 11 Bundesliga appearances this season, as well as registering two assists. Haaland is one of Europe’s outstanding young talents and is on the wishlist of a number of clubs, notably Real Madrid, Manchester United and Manchester City. Haaland is a superstar in the making and wanted by a host of top clubs (Picture: Getty)A massive scramble to sign him was expected to happen in 18 months’ ti

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Piers Morgan breaks record with Matt Hancock clash over free school meals as 30m watch awkward moment

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Piers Morgan has proudly announced that his latest clash with Matt Hancock has broken Good Morning Britain records with a staggering amount of views.  Viewers were gripped last week as they watched Mr Hancock squirm as Morgan reminded him that he voted against free school meals for disadvantaged children during the coronavirus pandemic.  It came after the health secretary praised the Government for sending out food to impoverished children despite previously voting against the policy.  According to Morgan, the interview clip has now been viewed almost 30 million times making it the most-watched moment in GMB history.  Reflecting on the c

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Shots fired at off-duty suburban cop in Gresham

Someone fired shots at an off-duty suburban police officer Jan. 17, 2021, in Gresham. | Sun-Times file photoThe officer, a 52-year-old man, got into an argument with three males in a red Kia Sorento about 10:35 p.m. after the officer was rear-ended on a expressway ramp, Chicago police said. Someone fired shots at an off-duty suburban police officer Sunday during a road rage incident in Gresham on the South Side. The officer, a 52-year-old man, got into an argument with three males in a red Kia Sorento about 10:35 p.m. after the officer was rear-ended on a expressway ramp, Chicago police said. When the vehicles pulled away from the light, someone in the Sorento fired shots at the officer’s vehicle in the 1000 block of West 87th Street, shattering the rear window, police said. No injur...

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Missing dad ‘swept out to sea with his dog’ as police call off Coastguard

Gareth Jones was last seen on Saturday with his cockapoo Connie (Picture: Eddie Mitchell/Sussex Police)A huge search for a missing father and his dog has been scaled down after CCTV footage appeared to show them being swept out to sea. Gareth Jones, 69, was last seen at Basin Road South near Hove at around 1pm on Saturday and did not return home. His last known whereabouts were with his cockapoo called Connie at a fishmongers called Fish. Despite overnight searches, there were no sight of Mr Jones or his dog. The Coastguard and lifeboat crews have been called off (Picture: SussexLive/BPM Media) Gareth Jones was last seen walking his cockapoo Connie (Picture: Sussex Police)His daughter Rhian Jones thanked all the helpers who looked for her dad in a social media post. Susse...

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10 things in tech you need to know today

Summary List PlacementGood morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning. Have an Amazon Alexa device? Listen to this update by searching "Business Insider" in your flash briefing settings. Tim Cook said Parler could return to the App Store. Apple removed Parler from its platform in the wake of the deadly Capitol siege. Deliveroo raised a $180-million funding round. The Amazon-backed startup is preparing to go public later in 2021. Selena Gomez warned Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg about misinformation months ago. The star said she was frustrated tech platforms failed to heed warnings in the wake of the Capitol riots. Critics want populists like Bolsonaro and Modi kicked off social media. It comes after P...

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Emmerdale spoilers: Reece Dinsdale reveals what’s next in Paul Ashdale and Vinny abuse story

A big week commences for Paul in Emmerdale (Picture: ITV)Paul Ashdale (Reece Dinsdale) has been keeping plenty of secrets in Emmerdale, but the truth is set to come out next week — well, some of it, at least — as Mandy Dingle (Lisa Riley) discovers he’s been gambling. Paul promised Vinny (Bradley Johnson) that he’d come clean when Mandy returned from her course, but he once again failed to do so. Vinny decides enough is enough, and barges into the pub — hellbent on telling his mum everything — but he’s left in shock when Mandy ambushes Paul with a musical-inspired proposal, and — unsure of how to proceed — he ultimately accepts her offer of marriage! ‘Under different circumstances [Paul] would be thrilled and delighted,’ actor Reece Dinsdale said, ‘She’s everything to him. But h

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10 soap spoilers this week: EastEnders Ian death trauma, Coronation Street Abi demise terror, Emmerdale car crash horror, Hollyoaks fiery revenge

(Picture: BBC/ITV)It’s been quite the month thus far in soap-land, but the week ahead threatens to change everything for several residents, as death comes knocking. Ian Beale (Adam Woodyatt) faces imminent danger in EastEnders, as Sharon (Letitia Dean) decides to kill her hubby off with one final meal. The question is: will she succeed? Meanwhile, Abi Franklin (Sally Carman) faces the wrath of Ray Crosby (Mark Frost) in Coronation Street, before she feels dizzy and collapses to the ground. Will she be okay? Tracy Metcalfe (Amy Walsh) and Eric Pollard (Chris Chittell) face deadly danger in Emmerdale, after Cain Dingle (Jeff Hordley) tampers with the brakes of the latter’s car. And finally, Martine Deveraux’s (Kelle Bryan) life is put at risk in Hollyoaks, as the Channel 4 soap ...

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London hospitals to give out vaccines 24 hours a day by end of month

A Royal Navy medics delivers a Covid-19 vaccine at Ashton Gate in Bristol (Picture: PA)A 24 hour vaccination roll out will be piloted in London by the end of the month, vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi has announced. He said moves could be made to expand the scheme after it is trialled hospitals in the capital. Mr Zahawi told Sky News: ‘We are going to pilot the 24-hour vaccination, the NHS is going to pilot that in hospitals in London and we will look at how we expand that.’ Pressed for when the pilots will start, he said: ‘By the end of January, absolutely.’ But he said 8am-8pm vaccination ‘works much more conveniently for those who are over 80 and then as you move down the age groups it becomes much more convenient for people to go late at night and in the early hours’. ...

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Blade-like teeth of legendary Megladon shark were ‘just for show’, argue scientists

Contrary to what Jason Statham experienced, the teeth of a Megaladon shark were mostly for show (Picture: Warner Bros.)A giant prehistoric shark’s iconic seven inch teeth were for show… rather than power, according to new research. Legendary Megalodon’s blade-like fangs, dubbed the ‘ultimate cutting tools’, developed in proportion to its 60ft long and 100 ton body. Their evolution has been debated for decades – and was previously believed to be an adaptation to new feeding habits. But although they were more than twice the size of a great white’s, they were not as strong. A Bristol University team has used computer models to show for the first time how they functioned. Antonio Ballell, PhD student in the School of Earth Sciences, said: ‘We applied engineering techniques to d

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