Khabib Nurmagomedov has shown off one of four watches made by the UFC legend in collaborative partnership with a luxury brand, including one design that is said to reflect the “versatility, style and toughness of a champion”.
The Dagestani shared footage of the design, which has been made by jewelry and wristwatch retailer Jacob & Co., with his following of more than 28 million on Instagram.
“One of my favorite Khabib timepieces,” he wrote on the social media platform.
“This timepiece includes my UFC nickname ‘The Eagle’, my undefeated record and my signature on the back of the watch.”
The designers wrote that the Epic X Tourbillon Khabib model has a 44mm case “made of tough and light grade 5 titanium”, with Khabib’s image appearing on the sapphire crystal caseback.
Fans were impressed with the design, peppering the comments section with messages of admiration about the watch which does not carry a public price tag.
“Conor McGregor dislikes this,” joked one, referring to Nurmagomedov’s one-time UFC rival who was labeled a “tool” for splashing out $ 2 million on a watch that opens up to show two people having sex earlier this year.
‘Notorious’ bought the Rasputin piece ahead of his knockout defeat to Dustin Poirier at UFC 257, accompanied by an Astronomia Tourbillon Baguette valued at almost $ 1 million and also made by Jacob & Co.
“New watch, new suit, new whip alert,” he bragged at the time, showing off the latter purchase containing 342 cut diamonds on its backdrop and 80 diamonds on its lugs, as well as 133 on a dial making up 16.8 carats.
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Bethenny Frankel doesn’t hold back when someone suggests she go topless in the new trailer for her upcoming HBO series ‘The Big Shot With Bethenny.’
She’s baaaaack. The first trailer for Bethenny Frankel‘s new reality competition show The Big Shot With Bethenny is here, and it’s promising more of the Bethenny we all know and love (or love to hate). The former The Real Housewives of New Yorkstar and serial entrepreneur is still as sharp tongued as ever, as proved by a perfect clapback she provides in the trailer.
During a photoshoot to promote her Skinnygirl shapewear brand, the photographer asks Bethenny a rather personal question. Are she and the two other women in the shoot okay with going topless? The short answer? Nope! “Topless? You want to be bottomless?” she tells the shocked photographer. “We’re marketing shape wear, not my tatas,” she adds in a confessional.
Hilarious as that is, the rest of the trailer is pure drama. The Big Shot With Bethenny centers upon the Skinnygirl mogul attempting to find her second in command, a new member of her executive team with a killer mind for business. It’s a lot harder than you’d think — at least when ultra-picky Bethenny is involved.
A group of interviewees learn the hard way that Bethenny demands perfection, and her version of “perfect” is a bit unattainable. There’s a lot of tears and confusion from people trying their best, some shocking behavior from contestants (“who wears a crop top to an interview??” Bethenny yells at one point), and a look into Bethenny’s many brands.
The Big Shot With Bethenny is her first foray into reality TV since leaving RHONY with much, much drama in 2019. The show premieres April 29 on HBO.
Good video game theme music is iconic, but it’s often the atmospheric background score that pushes a game to new heights. In Operation: Tango, two players are working together as Agent or Hacker to try and save the world by hacking, heisting, and high-speed chasing; the music playing throughout helps to foster the high-intensity feeling of being a secret agent or elite hacker.
Music and score are mediums that command emotion and can build the tone of the story being told. Many fans look at the soundtrack within a movie or television show as a foundation to set the scene. This is no different in the ever-evolving world of video games. The characteristics of video games allow a more immersive experience than a film or television show. You are in control of the actions of a character rather than passively watching events unfold. A great soundtrack and score blend perfectly into the atmosphere of your video game world, almost to the point where you don’t notice it directly, but a bad score sticks out like a sore and awkward thumb. For a video game developer, you must have a soundtrack that can create an atmosphere to captivate the player and help seamlessly fit into the world you’ve built, this is something we wanted to ensure we achieved with Operation: Tango and did so by building tension with each note, and with each crescendo.
Video game composers must consider their audiences as active participants in the way the music is performed. For some games, this means composing a score that doesn’t have a distinct beginning or end so even if players take their time on a level they won’t be rattled by a track restarting half a dozen times. In other cases, composers make use of highly dynamic scoring where the music needs to smoothly transition to a new theme whenever the player reaches a new area or enters combat. Operation: Tango presents an interesting task to our composers, the amazing team over at Vibe Avenue, because not only did we need to have a score that creates the world our agents are playing in, we also needed to have it work on different screens and viewpoints, as the game is played asymmetrically.
Composer Grant Kirkhope (Donkey Kong 64, GoldenEye 007, and many more), says that “The images tell the story, but the music tells you how to feel,” and he couldn’t be more correct. If you think back to some of the tensest moments in your favourite video games, the way your heart beats fast in tempo to the music as a big crescendo happens and the final boss is slain, it’s the music that fuels that tension. Nothing is more impactful than the perfect music to set up a heist, much like the soundtrack and score of Operation: Tango.
From the planning phase to infiltration, to sneaking past guard drones, we want the players of Operation: Tango to feel that they are right in the action of their very own heist, depending on their partner to keep them alive. If we think back to some of the inspirations behind Operation: Tango, classic Hollywood spy thrillers such as “Mission Impossible,” the soundtrack helped the audience feel on the edge of their seats for that iconic heist scene, and we want our players to feel just as powerful in our game.
The right music and score can make even a normal task, like sneaking some snacks from the fridge at 3 AM, feel like a high-stakes heist, and we can’t wait for you to feel that rush as you and your partner save the world in Operation: Tango, no matter which role you choose.
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Meanwhile, speaking before the game, Paul Scholes warned United about becoming too dependent on certain individuals within the squad.
“I look at Manchester United and I don’t think they are a great football team. But they’ve got individuals that win you games of football,” he told Jake Humphrey and Owen Hargreaves in the BT Sport studio.
“When you look at the top end of the pitch – you look at [Marcus] Rashford, look at [Anthony] Martial, I know Martial is injured of course.
“I think we had everything.
“We were a great team, probably didn’t have many stand-out individuals – we had Cristiano Ronaldo of course and Ryan Giggs – but we played as a team as well.
Bronson Pinchot shared incredible pics that showed his transformation after he switched to ‘a healthy plant-based eating program.’
Bronson Pinchot, 61, is embracing his new body with old clothes after losing a whopping 60 pounds while in quarantine. The Perfect Strangers star admitted he can now fit into clothing he wore in his 20s after he decided to switch to an all plant-based diet that has him in incredible shape. After sharing before and after snapshots of his old and new looks to Instagram on Mar. 8, he’s revealing what motivated him to get in shape in the first place.
It all started when he saw a photo of himself from the 2017 competition series Battle Of The Network Stars. “There was a fat old guy,” he told Page Six about the pic, which he saw in May 2020. Six months later, after clearing out all the junk food in his home and eating only vegan food, he’s now an impressive 60 pounds lighter.
“And then I just put healthy food in the house and I said, ‘OK, puppy, you can have whatever’s there’,” he said about the initial stage of the process.
Although he achieved the results he wanted, Bronson admitted it didn’t come without struggles. He explained that there were nights he had trouble sleeping due to the hunger he felt, but he didn’t let him stop him from sticking to the program he started. He also revealed that the weight loss comes only from switching his diet since he decided not to exercise to see if he could lose the pounds without cardio.
Bronson went on to explain that he’s been struggling with his weight since he was five-years-old and it has fluctuated throughout his life. After recently opening up a storage box that he hadn’t touched in 25 years, he found mementos and clothes from the time he played Balki Bartokomous in Perfect Strangers from 1986 until 1993. He then decided to try on the clothes and was happy with the results.
“And I just took off my clothes and put them on and they fit,” he told the outlet. “And I thought, ‘I’m pretty sure I’m the only 61-year-old within a 10-mile radius that’s getting into his clothes from when he was a 26-year-old doing two aerobics classes a day.’ And that feels pretty good. That feels pretty good.”
Five double-digit seeds pulled off wins Friday, including a rare No. 15 over a No. 2. Here’s how many perfect brackets remain.
Following Friday’s shocking upset win by No. 15 Oral Roberts over No. 2 Ohio State in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, the number of perfect brackets dwindled dramatically. That number kept shrinking after more big upsets later in the day.
The NCAA said early Saturday morning that only 121 perfect brackets remain after Friday’s slate of 16 games.
The perfect bracket pool was cut drastically to just over 1,000 with the combination of the Oral Roberts win, followed by No. 12 Oregon State knocking off No. 5 Tennessee and No. 13 North Texas beating No. 4 Purdue for its first-ever tournament win.
Double-digit seeds Rutgers and Syracuse also won Friday, which pushed the perfect brackets down to 233.
Wins by No. 5 Villanova and No. 3 West Virginia, while not upsets, shrank the total remaining perfect brackets after Friday to 121.
The remaining perfect brackets were across the NCAA’s Bracket Challenge Game as well as brackets from ESPN, Yahoo, CBS and Sports Illustrated, the NCAA said. That does not include offline office pools or any other platforms running their own bracket challenge games.
The Oral Roberts win alone knocked the number of perfect brackets down to about 20,000, according to the NCAA. It just dropped from there as higher seeds kept falling.
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The odds of filling out a perfect March Madness bracket is 1 in 9,223,372,036,854,775,808 (9.2 quintillion), according to the NCAA. That’s if you are just guessing or flipping a coin, as many do.
If each one in that 9.2 quintillion were counted as a second, it would take you 292 billion years, the NCAA says.
“If you know a little something about basketball,” the NCAA says the odds of filling out a perfect bracket drop dramatically to 1-in-120.2 billion.
Russia’s Daniil Medvedev celebrated his ascension to the world number two spot by picking up a 10th ATP title as he beat Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert in three sets in their Open 13 Provence 13.
Medvedev will become the first man outside of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray to occupy a spot in the world’s top two since 2005 when he overtakes Nadal in the rankings on Monday, and marked the occasion with a victory over three sets against Herbert to capture a maiden title in Marseille on Sunday.
Top seed Medvedev fired down 13 aces as he won 6-4, 6-7(4), 6-4 after two hours and 11 minutes of play in the South of France.
“I am really happy,” Medvedev said afterwards.
“I knew that I would become No. 2 no matter what on Monday… It is always better when you step up the rankings when you do something great.
“I know that winning here didn’t give me the points to become No. 2, but it is great for the self-esteem that just before becomingNo. 2 on Monday, I win a tournament.”
The big Russian added: “I’m really happy about the number 10. It gets me to two digits, something which I dreamt of when I was a kid.
“I think it’s already a great number, but I’m going to try to work more and get some more.”
Hard court specialist Medvedev, 25, had won 20 matches in a row before his defeat to Novak Djokovic in last month’s Australian Open final.
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Callum Thornhill went viral when he tweeted about Keir Starmer’s resemblance to Jenny Newby and Lee Riley. He shared an interview clip posted by Sky News and said: “Starmer doing his best to look like both Jenny and Lee from Gogglebox at the same time.”
Twitter was in hysterics at the comparison and a whopping 32,000 people have liked the tweet since it was posted last week.
One person said: “Can’t stop thinking about that tweet that said Keir Starmer looks like he is trying to be both Jenny and Lee off Gogglebox at the same time.”
Another commented: “Hahaha I can’t unsee that now!”
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A third said: “Omg I actually lol’d, he really does!”
Mr Starmer had appeared on Sky News to discuss Rishi Sunak’s 2021 Budget.
Gogglebox stars Jenny Newby and Lee Riley are fan favourites for their antics in Lee’s Hull caravan.
The pair joined the reality show in 2014 and have gained a loyal following as they are frequently seen laughing and joking with each other.
One hilarious moment saw Lee mistakenly eating Jenny’s facemask with some crisps thinking it was a dip.
Jenny and Lee met when she was a landlady in Lee’s local pub 20-years-ago. They now describe each other as family.
Fans were thrilled when Gogglebox returned last month for the new series. People are particularly excited for tonight’s episode which will see the verdict on Meghan and Harry’s interview and Piers Morgan’s GMB exit.
One Twitter user said: “Can’t wait to see everyone’s reaction to Piers Morgan on Gogglebox tonight.” Another commented: “Grab the popcorn!”
“Obviously, we have been talking to him and he is kind of supporting us in many ways, from an overall F1 business point of view and supporting the board and senior management team,” said Roberts.
“But once we get racing and he gets a little bit of time off, he can come and help. His ex-race engineer [Dave Robson] is with us so there is a really good relationship.
“So we are really looking forward to getting him into the garage, get some detail and get him doing what he does best, just talking to us, being a sounding board for ideas and getting the best out of his experience.
“I am sure the drivers will get to hear some good stuff from him and a few war stories along the way as well.”