• Sports
    Bleacher Report

    Mets Rumors: George Springer Is a 'Top Target' for NY in 2020 Free Agency

    The New York Mets have eyes for George Springer . According to Andy Martino of SNY, the Mets "continue to pursue free agent outfielder Springer despite reported heavy interest from the Toronto Blue Jays , according to industry sources...

  • News
    Bleacher Report

    New Episode of ‘The Champions’

    Ex-Red Lovren and his tin foil hat try to uncover a conspiracy theory about Liverpool 😂🎥

  • Politics
    The Telegraph

    'The judges won't let us': Trump admits battle to overturn election result is floundering

    US President Donald Trump has admitted he faces an uphill struggle to persuade the Supreme Court to overturn his defeat by Joe Biden in the recent election. In his first full interview since the November 3 vote, Mr Trump said it was "very hard" to get to the Supreme Court, even though "that's what everyone is fighting for". "I've got the best Supreme Court advocate that wants to argue the case if it gets there,” he told Fox News' Maria Bartiromo in an hour-long interview littered with unsubstantiated claims about the election. Nearly every case brought by the Trump campaign in a blizzard of legal action has been thrown out by federal and state judges - many appointed by Republican presidents - who have given his allegations of irregularities short shrift. The US president still hopes to reverse the result by persuading the Supreme Court to consider cases brought by his legal team, which has challenged the results in several battleground states. But despite the Supreme Court now having a 6-3 conservative majority, legal experts believe that it will be reluctant to become embroiled in the election. With several important states due to certify their results shortly, the president refused to say when he would give up fighting his legal battles. "I'm not going to set a date," he said. Mr Trump could scarcely contain his anger at the judiciary in the wake of more than 30 defeats in the courts. “We are trying to put the evidence in, but the judges won't allow us to do it.” For the sake of simplicity, Mr Trump added, he would like his campaign to file what he described as “one big beautiful lawsuit.” Despite having just over seven weeks left in office, the president added that he would consider appointing a special prosecutor to investigate what he repeatedly described as a “rigged election.” Even the FBI and the Department of Justice could have been involved in the attempts to “rig” the election, Mr Trump claimed. “This is total fraud and how – the FBI and Department of Justice, I don't know, maybe they're involved – but how people are allowed to get away from this with this stuff is unbelievable,” he continued. The latest legal blow to the Trump campaign was in Pennsylvania on Friday, when the state's Supreme Court overturned a ruling which put the certification of the election results on hold. Republicans had argued that the use of mail-in ballots was unconstitutional and should therefore be discounted, which would have flipped Pennsylvania's 20 electoral college votes from Mr Biden to Mr Trump. The court said the case was filed months after the deadline for challenging the rules, adding that the Republicans had failed to provide evidence of a single vote being cast illegally. It was not only the courts which attracted Mr Trump's ire, but also Brian Kemp, the Republican governor of Georgia who along with the secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, had approved the rules for the election which Mr Biden won. “The governor’s done nothing. He’s done absolutely nothing. I’m ashamed that I endorsed him. But I look what’s going on. It's so terrible.” Mr Trump was similarly dismissive of the media and big tech companies for failing to give his allegations of electoral fraud the attention he felt they deserved. “The media doesn't even want to cover it,” he added. “We don't have freedom of the press in this country, it is suppression by the press. “You can't have a scandal if nobody reports about it.” Republican senator Roy Blunt, who leads the committee for the presidential inauguration, yesterday said he did not believe the election was rigged in an interview on CNN. Most of the Republican leadership has yet to acknowledge Mr Biden's victory. According to the Washington Post one White House insider has likened Mr Trump's behaviour in the aftermath of his defeat to "mad King George", repeatedly muttering: 'I won. I won. I won.’”

  • Celebrity
    The Independent

    Cardi B apologises for hosting Thanksgiving dinner during pandemic: ‘I wasn’t trying to offend’

    Rapper’s decision to host a holiday celebration with nearly 40 guests has divided fans

  • Entertainment
    The Telegraph

    Millennials have a point about 'offensive' full stops, says Susie Dent

    Millennials are right about full stops being aggressive and using them can indicate resentment, Countdown star Susie Dent has claimed. When Ms Dent, 56, first read about young people getting upset by punctuation she initially "thought it was ridiculous". But following a personal experiment, she said she realised full stops could be construed as being offensive in text conversations. Speaking to Stephen Fry as part of the Hay Festival Winter Weekend, she said: "There was a report that millennials are finding full stops aggressive and predictably there was an outcry and I have to admit I thought it was ridiculous. But actually what they were talking about, when you looked into it, was a very specific thing about social media or a spoken written language involving screens. "I started experimenting myself and they absolutely have a point." Ms Dent said she came up with the example of a text conversation about a job opportunity as an illustration. She said: "If I was to text you and say, 'Stephen, I have a new job', you could reply with 'great!' (exclamation mark), or you could reply with 'great.' (full stop).' "It (the full stop) definitely indicates resentment or being underwhelmed." Fry agreed a full stop could appear to "close the conversation" and therefore be interpreted as rude. Linguists claim the full stop has become a sign of passive aggression as millennials interpret it as the abrupt end to a text conversation. In a Twitter discussion, Dr Lauren Fonteyn of Leiden University said: "If you send a text message without a full stop, it's already obvious that you've concluded the message. So if you add an additional marker for completion, they will read something into it and it tends to be a falling intonation or negative tone." Millennials have garnered a reputation for being offended by everything, using social media as a vehicle to voice outrage. It has sparked moves to place trigger warnings on old Disney films such as Aristocats and Dumbo, because they feature cultural stereotypes. Earlier this month, BBC Radio 1 announced plans to play an edited version of Fairytale Of New York to avoid upsetting its young listeners. The 1987 hit by The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl includes the words "faggot" and "slut". Ms Dent, a lexicographer and etymologist, has been in Dictionary Corner on Countdown since 1992. She has also appeared on the spin-off show 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and co-hosts a podcast with Gyles Brandreth called Something Rhymes with Purple. Do you find full stops aggressive? Let us know in the comments...

  • Entertainment
    Total Film Magazine

    Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman continue their comedy feud in new advert

    Even Ryan Reynolds' mum got involved

  • Health
    Good Housekeeping

    Rebel Wilson Posts Celebratory Instagram After Hitting Her Weight Loss Goal in Less Than a Year

    The actress stuck to a specific program to reach her goal weight.