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Sienna Miller: After Jude Law cheated, ‘there’s a whole six weeks… that I don’t remember’

Sienna Miller had a recent interview with the Daily Beast to promote her latest film, Wander Darkly. Sienna has quietly been building a somewhat interesting career for herself in her 30s – arguably, motherhood “settled her down” from her Tabloid Twenties, where she had a series of relationships which kept her in the headlines but overshadowed her career. It all started with Jude Law. When Sienna and Jude started up, she became the biggest It Girl of the ‘00s. It all came crashing down in the late summer of 2005, when the tabloids discovered that Jude was banging his kids’ nanny, and Jude and Sienna broke off their engagement. What followed was a relationship with Rhys Ifans and a whirlwind public affair with the very married Balthazar Getty. Balthy and Rhys don’t get any shout-outs ...

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I don’t even care who is playing at Reading Festival this year – I’ve bought a ticket anyway

After attending my 10th Reading in 2018, I swore I was done (Picture: Rachel McGrath)The year was 2008 and I was an avid reader of NME.  You could still discover bands on MySpace, I was obsessed with Florence and the Machine after hearing Kiss With A Fist in the big Topshop on Oxford Street, and Foals’ debut album had just come out.  Of course, that summer, I convinced my parents to let me go to Reading Festival. I had no idea though, that over a decade later, I’d still be going back – or that the mere thought of returning would get me through what are hopefully the final months of a pandemic.  That first year, I was beyond excited to see The Killers (who ended up being a let down) and on the Friday, my then-boyfriend dragged me to see Rage Against The Machine (RATM), who had a hu

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Business

House GOP resumes tax-cut push as Georgia finances rebound

House Speaker David Ralston is backing a $100-million-plus state income tax cut, one sign of a rebound in state finances even as government and school budgets have yet to be fully restored to health. House Bill 593 would raise the amount of money that someone could earn before starting to pay state income taxes. The standard deduction for an individual would rise from $4,600 to $5,400, while the standard deduction for a married couple filing jointly would rise from $6,000 to $7,100. The change would allow Georgians to save up to $75 a year on their income taxes, although many would save less. “I am proud to lead the House’s ongoing efforts to provide meaningful tax relief to Georgia families,” Ralston, a Blue Ridge Republican, said in a statement. “As a growing and prosperous state we have

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Kenneth Branagh transforms into Boris Johnson for new pandemic drama and it’s kind of terrifying

That’s one hell of a transformation (Picture: Sky)We have had some freakily accurate TV transformations in the past year, from Michael Sheen playing Chris Tarrant to Brendan Gleeson taking on Donald Trump. And it’s time to add Sir Kenneth Branagh playing Boris Johnson to that hall of fame. The first picture of Branagh playing the Prime Minister has been released, and we are seeing double. The 60-year-old actor stars in the upcoming Sky Original drama This Sceptred Isle, which is set to air next year. Sky TV tweeted the first look at Branagh’s transformation and wrote: ‘No, you’re not seeing things. That’s Kenneth Branagh as U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson on the first day of filming This Sceptred Isle. ‘This Sky Original drama will be coming to your TVs in Autumn 2022…’

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sends message to Hannibal Mejbri over Manchester United debut

Mejbri could have been in line for a debut this week had injury not struck (Picture: Getty)Hannibal Mejbri knows he is close to making his senior Manchester United debut, according to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The 18-year-old midfielder recently joined Amad Diallo and Shola Shoretire in being promoted to train with the first-team squad on a regular basis. Amad, 18, and Shoretire, 17, have both since made their senior debuts for the club, coming off the bench against Real Sociedad and Newcastle United respectively with both hoping for more minutes in tonight’s Europa League second leg clash against the La Liga side. Mejbri will not feature however with the former Monaco starlet facing a month on the sidelines with a shoulder injury but Solskjaer suggested the Frenchman’s chance will ...

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang makes honest admission on his performance against Benfica

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang missed three great chances during Arsenal draw against Benfica last week (Picture: Getty)Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang admits he should have ensured Arsenal head into tonight’s Europa League clash against Benfica in a much stronger position had he been more ruthless in the first leg a week ago. The Arsenal captain squandered three excellent opportunities in Rome to make his side’s superiority count but the Gunners were eventually forced to settle for a 1-1 draw and were rescued by Bukayo Saka’s equaliser. Mikel Arteta’s side followed up that performance with a largely insipid display against runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City on Sunday, during which Aubameyang was virtually anonymous in a 1-0 defeat. The skipper’s performance led Sky pundit Jamie

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10 things you need to know before the opening bell

Summary List PlacementWelcome to 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning. Sign up for Insider Investing for your weekly markets analysis. Here's what you need to know before markets open. 1. Global stocks rise as Fed Chair Jerome Powell confirms interest rates will remain low for longer. Equities stabilized after the Fed boss struck a dovish tone in both of his Congressional testimonies this week, but US futures slipped in European trading. 2. Tesla shares are being driven more by Reddit posts rather than its fundamentals or valuation, Barclays study finds. The automaker has seen outsized attention from retail investors with active discussions on social media. 3. The estimated number of global crypto users has passed 100 million - a...

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The Fairly OddParents and Dora the Explorer lined up for live-action reboots at Paramount+

Dora is coming into the real world (Picture: Nickelodeon Studios)In either brilliant or terrible news for parents, two Nickelodeon staples are getting the live-action treatment. It has been confirmed that both Dora the Explorer and The Fairly OddParents will be getting live-action reboots on streamer Paramount+, the renamed and expanded version of CBS All Access.  The reboots were confirmed as part of Viacom’s investor presentation, with a host of new reboots and spin-offs – like a rebooted Frasier and what sounds like a drag Eurovision – announced. The hugely successful Dora the Explorer has run since 2000 on Nickelodeon and follows seven-year-old Latina girl Dora Marquez who loves to explore with her talking purple backpack and an anthropomorphic monkey companion named Boots. ...

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The 2022 Land Rover Defender is Fastest and Most Powerful Yet

Those those who lauded the Land Rover Defender upon its relaunch after a nearly quarter-century hiatus in North America will love the 2022 model-year even more.  More specifically, we're betting they'll welcome the new Defender 110 and 90 V8. And that's not just any old eight-pot, but Jaguar Land Rover's own supercharged 5.0-liter V8, which sends 518-horepower and 461 pound-feet of torque through an eight-speed automatic transmission.  In the two-door 90, a sub-five-second zero-to-60 mph time and top speed of 149-mph top end make for the fastest and most powerful production Defender yet. Accompanying the Defender V8s are a range-exclusive a new Dynamic program within the Terrain Response system, which adjusts to help drivers balance the output on pavement and gravel. In the Terrain Respon...

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Michelle Young: The Three Reasons Why SHE May Be the Next Bachelorette!

According to a recent report, Katie Thurston no longer needs to go fancy dress shopping. The former Bachelor suitor, who made headlines on Season 25 for her outspoken nature and very racy views on sex, was allegedly selected as the next Bachelorette by ABC executives. This was the reported assumption about two weeks ago at least. Things have changed within the franchise, however... due to an explosive scandal centered around Matt James' presumed winner, Rachael Kirkconnell, her inappropriate social media posts and the wayward way in which host Chris Harrison responded to the controversy. As you must know by now, Harrison announced this month that he's stepping away from the franchise. The long-time host remains under extreme fire and may never return to his post. It's a ...

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Taylor Swift countersues Utah theme park after shutting down ‘baseless’ trademark infringement claims

Taylor Swift countersues Utah theme park accusing her of trademark infringement (Picture: Getty)Taylor Swift is countersuing a theme park in Utah, after they accused her of trademark infringement, and is now seeking damages and for the attraction to be barred from playing her music. The singer, 31, found herself at the centre of a trademark infringement suit issued by the owners of Evermore Park, earlier this month. They claimed that Taylor’s album – that she surprised fans with last year – and its merchandise has ‘negatively’ impacted on the park and caused ‘actual confusion’ as visitors questioned whether the park was in collaboration with Taylor. Evermore Park was seeking ‘$2million (£1.47m) per counterfeit mark’, plus additional damages and costs, but Taylor’s legal team sh

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Married At First Sight Australia groom tells bride he ‘needs a girl with boobs’ and her face says it all

Married At First Sight Australia groom tells bride he ‘needs a girl with boobs’ (Picture: Nine)Married At First Sight Australia is kicking off with yet another season down under and it looks like the drama is set to keep on coming, judging by one groom’s comments to his new wife. While season six is currently playing out for British viewers, season eight of MAFS Australia is airing overseas, introducing a brand new batch of grooms and brides hoping to find love, as they marry a stranger the first time meet. Past experience tells us that it’s not all roses and couples who have previously taken part in the experiment have taken us on a wild ride full of cheating scandals, showdowns and a side of toxic masculinity thrown in. Keeping up with tradition, new groom Sam Carraro was see

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Steps fans call for Michelle Visage to become permanent member after Heartbreak In This City collab

Michelle Visage and Steps is the collab we needed in 2021 (Picture: Getty)Fans have called for Michelle Visage to join Steps full time after she jumped on a special version of Heartbreak In This City with the band. The track was an instant hit with fans after its release on Thursday morning, when it got its first play on the Radio 2 Breakfast show with Alan Carr standing in for Zoe Ball.  Listeners took to Twitter to share how much they were loving the remix, tweeting: ‘I’m here for this @OfficialSteps and @michellevisage collab. It’s what we need, want and deserve in 2021.’ Others added: ‘Just when you think this album couldn’t get any better, they add @michellevisage Hope she stays as the sixth member – living for this track!’ and ‘Steps X Michelle visage is a certified BOP’.

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How British business is going from strength to strength under the new trade rules

The rules on trading with Europe have changed, but these British companies are going from strength to strength under our new relationship with the EU On January 1, the way we trade with the EU changed. New rules and processes came in affecting firms that import or export to the continent. But while many companies have taken steps to prepare for the changes, some haven’t, and that could leave their business at risk of disruption. Here, firms that have made the switch reveal their tips and how they have adjusted. ‘BEING ABLE TO IMPORT SMOOTHLY IS ESSENTIAL TO WHAT WE DO’ With his business dependent on successfully importing and exporting millions of pounds worth of goods every year, Martin Stemp was determined to ensure it continued to run smoothly after the Brexit transition per

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