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George Russell to Mercedes: Williams F1 star opens up on British GP announcement rumours

“The change of structure and everything that’s going on at Williams is incredibly exciting,” Russell explained.

“Obviously the team have finished last for the past three years in a row. I’m pretty confident that will not be the case next year.

“Things are really making a turn for the better. Things are really getting in line and in place.

“Jost [Capito, team principal] is doing a fantastic job building that structure for everybody to be more efficient, more streamlined, and every single decision that’s been made so far I think has been a good one for the right reasons.

Petulant Piers Morgan swipes at Meghan Markle again over ITV rumours

Piers Morgan took another swipe at Meghan Markle as he insisted ITV didn’t get rid of him ahead of her latest interview.

In a fresh Twitter attack, the outspoken TV personality launched a tirade against the Duchess of Sussex over the weekend on Saturday following his pre-father’s day dinner with his son Spencer.

Ahead of Meghan’s interview about her children’s book and New York Times bestseller The Bench, the former Good Morning Britain presenter took the opportunity to make another dig at the actress, reports the Mirror.

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Insistent Piers claimed ITV didn’t get rid of him; instead, he said he left because he refused to apologise for not believing the Suits star about her mental health battle which she spoke about at length in her Oprah chat.

He wrote: “ITV didn’t get rid of me. I left GMB because I declined to apologise for disbelieving Princess Pinocchio.

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“But I still work for ITV, as you’ll see tomorrow when my Life Stories show with @Joancollinsdbe airs at 9pm.”

His blunt words were a response to a trolling comment which read: “But you’re not being urged to ‘be gotten rid of’ the guy was referencing when ITV got rid of you…which they did! And you go on about virtue signalling!! Give me strength.”

Initially, Piers had tweeted an extract where a royal staffer claimed “Meghan had portrayed herself as a victim” from book Battle of Brothers which is being serialised by The Times.

Alongside the quote, he wrote: “Wow, I’m shocked. I thought Ms Markle was the Queen of Empathy, Kindness & Compassion?”

Meghan Markle in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle for her wedding to Prince Harry
Meghan Markle in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle for her wedding to Prince Harry

Some people were quick to question Piers’ harsh criticism and sarcasm on social media. One wrote: “Sarcasm like this belittles genuine mental health issues … Not a good look.”

To which, Piers responded: “Ah, so when a mental health campaigner urges me to be ‘gotten rid of’, that’s fine. But if I respond with sarcasm, it’s ‘not a good look’. Do you teach this woke bull**** in your classes?”

Sensationally the presenter quit Good Morning Britain just hours after storming out on a debate about the Duchess of Sussex following her bombshell interview with Oprah.

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Having refused to apologise to the actress, Piers chose to leave with immediate effect and still remains on the hunt for his next job opportunity.

Piers reignited his feud with Meghan ahead of her latest interview with the NPR Weekend Show on Sunday.

Omid Scobie confirmed the Duchess of Sussex would be speaking after her book made the New York Times bestseller list.

He wrote on Twitter: “Fresh off the heels of her first children’s book becoming a certified #1 New York Times bestseller, Duchess Meghan will be giving her only interview about #TheBench to @samanthabalaban at the renowned @NPRWeekend show, this Sunday between 8am-10am Eastern.”

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Matrix 4: What is The Matrix 4 title and plot? Latest rumours for Keanu Reeves Neo return

It’s been 18 years since The Matrix trilogy concluded with Matrix Revolutions. The sequel ended with the deaths of both Keanu Reeves’ Neo and Carrie-Anne Moss’ Trinity, as The Matrix itself was rebooted. Now director Lana Wachowski returns for the untitled The Matrix 4 this Christmas, and there’s been some interesting alleged leaks and rumours surrounding the blockbuster’s title and plot. WARNING: POTENTIAL SPOILERS AHEAD.

Firstly, David Manning aka @ViewerAnon claims there was a test screening of The Matrix 4 in Irvine California, which he says he attended.

Take this with a pinch of salt, but allegedly the title is The Matrix Resurrections and was “weird, meta, engrossing, surprisingly funny, and ambitious to a fault.

“I expect WOM to be wildly mixed but the people who love it will love it.

“This is definitely the work of CLOUD ATLAS Lana Wachowski, not JUPITER ASCENDING Lana Wachowski.”

As for Matrix 4’s plot, Giant Freakin Robot’s trusted and proven sources claim the movie takes place 60 years after the events of Matrix Revolutions in the real world.

The outlet reports: “For many of the humans living outside the computer program, a literal lifetime has passed.

“But, of course, the Matrix has been rebooted, something we knew at the end of Revolutions. In this new timeline, there have been significant changes from the world we last left.

“Not all are still alive and the ‘world’ has a divergent feel from the one Neo first entered all those years ago.”

Meanwhile, other confirmed cast members for Matrix 4 include Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jessica Henwick, Priyanka Chopra and Jonathan Groff.

While Laurence Fishburne has said he’s not in the movie as Morpheus, however, he reunites once again with Reeves in John Wick 4 next year.

Additionally, Hugo Weaving’s Agent Smith doesn’t appear to be in the sequel either, but who knows what hidden cameos the film may have?

As for the script, Reeves has shared his thoughts on what he believes is a “meaningful” story.

Speaking with Empire last year, Reeves said: “Lana Wachowski wrote a beautiful script and a wonderful story that resonated with me

“That’s the only reason to do it. To work with her again is just amazing. It’s been really special.

“And the story has, I think, some meaningful things to say, and that we can take some nourishment from.”

The Matrix 4 hits cinemas on December 22, 2021.

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Next PS5 event rumours: Abandoned Silent Hill reveal, Bloodborne Remaster, PSVR 2 release

While PlayStation skipped E3, rumour has it Sony has another big PS5 event in the pipelines. According to the rumour mill, Sony may be hosting a PS5 event in just a few weeks time – on July 8. And in the run-up to the next PS5 event there are plenty of rumours swirling around about what Sony could announce.

Arguably the hottest rumour which has caught the attention of PS5 fans surrounds in-the-works title Abandoned.

When Abandoned was first announced in April PS5 fans were left wondering if the mysterious survival horror was actually a new Hideo Kojima game in disguise.

The Metal Gear Solid creator has form in doing this, with MGSV initially revealed as The Phantom Pain, a title allegedly made by Moby Dick Studio with the project fronted by ‘Joakim Mogren’.

This all turned out to an elaborate ruse, with ‘Joakim’ an anagram of Kojima.

While Abandoned developers Blue Box Game Studios were quick to deny any links to Kojima after the game’s initial reveal, the Silent Hill rumours have come back with a vengeance recently.

Ahead of an inbound reveal, the official Blue Box Game Studios Twitter put out a tweet that caught gamers attention.

The tweet said: “Guess the name: Abandoned = (First letter S, Last letter L). Reveal closing in… #PS5 #Exclusive”.

There is something that begins with S and ends in L, and that’s Silent Hill.

PS5 fans were quick to see this connection, which once again set the rumour mill abuzz.

After plenty of fan excitement Blue Box again had to issue a statement denying any links with Kojima or Silent Hill.

The devs tweeted: “We wanted to set things straight. We have no relations with Konami. Silent Hill is owned by Konami. We do not have any relations with Hideo Kojima. It was never our intention to tease the name as Silent Hill. We sincerely apologize for this.”

But this still hasn’t stopped the rumours from going away.

PS5 fans are still convinced Abandoned is Silent Hill in disguise, and have been spotting plenty of potential clues to back this theory up.

This includes fans taking a closer look at Hasan Kahraman, the game director of Blue Box Game Studios.

PS5 gamers have spotted the word Kahraman is the translation of Hideo from Japanese into Turkish.

While they’ve also spotted some interesting things on Hasan’s PSN profile, including a never before released game called Demon Blood.

And the artwork for the game features a monster that bears a striking resemblance to Pyramid Head.

There are plenty of tantalising clues that have been dropped.

And thankfully PS5 fans may not have too much longer to find out for certain.

The Blue Box Twitter has said an Abandoned gameplay reveal is “closing in”, with the trailer dropping on the PS5 trailers app.

But we could find out more information in an upcoming PlayStation event too.

Elsewhere rumours are circulating that Bloodborne could be getting a remaster which will get revealed at a PS5 event.

The latest Bloodborne Remastered rumours have been sparked by Tim Rogers.

The video game journalist dropped the hint when replying to a Twitter user who posted: “Where’s Bloodborne Remastered”.

To which Rogers replied: “Has there been a sony event yet”.

And finally ahead of the next Sony PS5 event rumours have emerged about the PSVR 2 headset.

According to a new report from Bloomberg, PSVR 2 could have a release date in 2022.

It’s been claimed PSVR 2 could be launching in holiday 2022 and the new headset will use OLED panels from Samsung.

Separately, it’s also been reported that PSVR 2 will have a total resolution of 4000 x 2040 and will use eye-tracking tech.

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Love Island 2021 lineup rumours from former WAG to boxer's son

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The wait is almost over, as Love Island will return to our screens very soon.

After the coronavirus pandemic scrapped the last two ITV series in winter 2021 and summer 2020.

With the winter series canned for good, all the focus will be on July’s offering of flirty singletons.

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The new contestants will enter the Spanish villa in a bid to find love with a side serving of fame (or vice versa).

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Rumours are already abound as to who the producers have signed up – from a stunning fire-breather, to a boxer with a very famous relative.

The Mirror reports who are rumoured stars of Love Island 2021.

Here’s a look at the line up.

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Lucinda Strafford, 21

Lucinda Strafford, from Brighton

Former flight attention Lucinda is the ex-girlfriend of Premier League footballer Aaron Connolly, also 21, who plays for Brighton.

But with rumours swirling that he was unfaithful in lockdown, their two-year relationship came to an end when a video emerged from March, showing him breaching Covid rules and having a female guest at his home.

They split soon after and it and it has been suggested they are now talking again.

But since losing her job at British Airways, Lucinda is thought to be jetting off to Spain and into the Love Island villa – despite Aaron pleading with her not to.

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A source told The Sun : “They’ve seen each other, been at each other’s houses and had dinner, but over the last couple of days she has told a few people she’s going to be on Love Island and now Aaron knows and isn’t very happy.

“They have argued about her going in.

“She wants fame and money – she’s always wanted to be a celebrity. She’s trying to become an influencer, she wants to do it for her business.”

Lucy Plunkett, 20

Dubliner Lucy could shake things up in the Love Island villa

Dubliner Lucy is reportedly set to shake things up in the villa this year if she does head in.

The 20-year-old north Dubliner is a small business owner, stylist and Instagram influencer who already has more than 12,000 followers.

She hinted that she was going into the villa while showing off her new bikinis on her Insta story earlier today before adding a selfie with the caption: “Ordering my last takeaway tonight, I’m emotional.”

A close pal of Lucy’s predicted she will cause a stir in the villa as she’s not afraid to speak her mind.

She said: “Lucy is looking for a man who is loyal and isn’t too controlling. She’s very much a free spirit who beats to her own drum.

“I expect her to be herself. She sometimes may come across as mean or a b***h due to her honest nature but she is a girl’s girl and is a sweetheart once you get to know her.

“But if someone crosses her she won’t have a problem speaking her mind. She can be problematic.”

A close pal of Lucy’s predicted she will cause a stir in the villa as she’s not afraid to speak her mind.

She said: “Lucy is looking for a man who is loyal and isn’t too controlling. She’s very much a free spirit who beats to her own drum.

“I expect her to be herself. She sometimes may come across as mean or a b***h due to her honest nature but she is a girl’s girl and is a sweetheart once you get to know her.

“But if someone crosses her she won’t have a problem speaking her mind. She can be problematic.”

Holly Ramsay, 21

Gordon Ramsay’s daughter Holly has bagged a lingerie brand deal before the show starts

Holly Ramsay, 21-year-old daughter of TV chef Gordon, has been hotly tipped for a place in this year’s villa.

Weeks before the show, the rumours stepped up a gear when Holly was unveiled as the face of lingerie brand Boux Avenue.

Holly is one of Gordon and wife Tana’s five children – there is also her twin Jack, sisters Megan, 23, and Tilly, 19, and youngest brother Oscar, two.

It wouldn’t be the first time ITV bosses have roped in a celebrity offspring to spice up the series, after previously signing up Dani Dyer, the daughter of EastEnders star Danny, and Belle Hassan – the daughter of actor Tamer.

Sources say producers of the dating show have been trying to get Holly on board for months.

Jay Munro, 24

Model Jay Munro (left) has been rumoured for the show for years and counts some past stars among his pals

As an amateur footballer turned model Jay certainly has the looks and competitive edge of a classic Love Islander.

He’s also already got a huge social media following after picking up 193,000 followers on Instagram with snaps of his endless stream of photoshoots and holidays abroad, but could Jay prove as popular with castmates in the villa?

He does have connections with a number of former contestants and counts Tommy Fury, Jack Fowler and Josh Denzel among his friends.

This year is not the first time Jay’s name has been linked to the ITV2 series, but insiders say this could finally be his time to shine.

Zack Cugg, 21

Leeds student Zack Chugg says he’s been approached by casting agents

Zach, who is a dentist student at Leeds University, has been so bold as to reveal to the Yorkshire Evening Post that he was directly approached to appear on this year’s Love Island.

He claims he was contacted by an ITV agent who was ‘fascinated’ by his posts.

Zach told the paper: “I released a post about men’s skincare routines and then got a direct message on Instagram from an ITV casting agent.

“I think they are really fascinated by what I do and I don’t know if they’ve met someone who does the sort of thing that I do yet,” he added.

Aimee-Rose Francis, 29

Already Aimee-Rose has had a taste for influencer life with an incredible haul of 84,000 followers

She’s apparently the latest to pack up her life and focus on looking for love this summer.

Already Aimee-Rose has had a taste for influencer life with an incredible haul of 84,000 followers.

So naturally Love Island would be a great launch pad into the reality TV world for the social media guru.

Plenty of modelling deals have come her way so far, before she has even had her brush with fame.

The beauty has modelled for Pretty Little Thing and Boohoo, two brands which love to cherry pick the Love Islanders for their branding after the show.

Originally from London’s posh Chelsea, Aimee-Rose has made a success of her own jewellery company which she created.

It’s believed she’s top of the list for the summer series this year.

Toluwa Adepeju, 25

Toluwa Adepeju, 25, is said to have signed up for Love Island 2021

Toluwa Adepeju, 25, was among the medical staff battling the Covid-19 pandemic on the frontline in hospital over the last year.

However, a new report suggests he’s going to be taking a much-needed break to spend the summer looking for love in the villa as part of the 2021 show.

A source told The Sun : “He’s led from the very front – in hospital and online, educating people of the risks and the need to get vaccinated.

“He is a perfect pick. He’s modest, down to earth and loves what he does.”

Toluwa has been documenting the tough time on the NHS frontline on his Instagram page, revealing he’s been working 68-hour seven-day weeks.

He’s also been outspoken about the country’s vaccination program and urged his followers to get their jabs.

Harley Benn, 24

Harley is a professional boxer like his famous dad

Harley Benn, 24, son of professional boxer Nigel Benn, is rumoured to be heading into the Love Island villa in Majorca this summer.

Harley, also a boxer, was conceived when Nigel, 57, had an affair with his mother Lisa Andrews, while his second wife Carolyne was pregnant.

It’s reported Nigel only accepted he was Harley’s dad after a paternity test proved it, and the two fought publicly on Twitter but have reportedly buried the hatchet.

Despite being a middleweight champion, Harley had a softer side, and he holds one-to-one ­sessions with troubled youngsters where they learn respect and how to manage anger issues – while keeping healthy too.

A source told The Sun : “Harley’s already got a huge following and gets loads of attention from the girls.

“He’s had video meetings with the casting team and everyone is very excited at the prospect of having him on the show.”

Alexis Bailey, 21

Alexis Bailey is a fire performer rumoured to be starring on this year’s Love Island

Fire-eating beauty queen Alexis Bailey is reported to be one of the singletons heading into the 2021 Love Island villa.

The multi-talented aerial dancer is said to be fresh from a long-term relationship and looking for a new romance.

A source told The Sun : ‘She loves sex and is always talking about it. She’s very open about it but is incredibly likeable and loves to party.

‘There are no limits as far as she is concerned and she very much wears her heart on her sleeve. It’s fair to say she will bring some heat to the villa.’

James Price, 23

Bosses have reportedly signed James Price for this summer’s Love Island series

Love Island bosses have reportedly signed up Chelsea party boy James Price for it’s 2021 series.

MailOnline reports that the recruitment consultant, 23, has history with former Love Islander Lucie Donlan.

The pair struck up a romance in 2018 – the summer before she found fame on the show.

It’s reported that James – who has his eye on blondes – is hoping to bring Worcestershire Sauce to the villa this summer.

Former Love Islander Lucie Donlan has history with James

A source told the publication: “He’s cheeky, fun and handsome – and will be a sure-fire hit with the female contestants, while he’s also on the lookout for his dream girl.

“Lucie Donlan is his type on paper. They grew close in Newquay the summer before she went on the show but their flirtation didn’t grow into a relationship.

“While James is from Worcester, his group of friends reside in Fulham and he spent a lot of time before the pandemic partying in Chelsea.”

While James is yet to find love, his ex Lucie is now in a long-term relationship with Luke Mabbott, who starred on the winter series of Love Island last year.

A spokesman for ITV2 told The Mirror: “No decisions have been made on the line up for this year’s Love Island.”

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Switch Pro Rumours Intensify As New Retailer Listing Appears Online

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It’s been an interesting week on the Nintendo front, with a Bloomberg report suggesting the rumoured “Switch Pro” will be revealed before E3 begins. According to the same source, it’s expected to be in the hands of consumers by September or October.

If this wasn’t already enough excitement, adding fuel to the fire is the discovery of a new retailer listing for the rumoured device, this time by Amazon Mexico on Friday. The website’s page mentioned a “New Nintendo Switch Pro”, but it wasn’t long before it was taken down.

It’s still unclear if this listing was legitimate or not, but the fact it was removed not long after its discovery also raised some questions. As highlighted on social media, Amazon Mexico has been responsible for past leaks such as the Spyro Reignited Trilogy ahead of schedule.

The name featured in this listing has led to speculation about the title of the rumoured system and also jokes like this:

A separate story following on from Bloomberg’s report has suggested the Switch Pro will offer a “surface style” tabletop flap, USB 3.0, and ethernet connectivity. What do you make of this listing and all of the othe “Switch Pro” rumours circulating this week? What would you even call a new Nintendo Switch? Vote in our poll and leave a comment down below.

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Sonic 30th Anniversary live stream start time, Collection and Sonic Adventure 3 rumours

In the run-up to the Sonic stream French retailer Sogamely listed a ‘Sonic Collection’ title that’s heading to the PS4. The listing for this unannounced game has now been taken down, but it ties into leaked info from trusted insider Zippo.

In a blog post Zippo detailed what could be announced at the upcoming Sonic event. A Sonic Collection, which will be a mix of ports and remasters, is expected to be announced.

The Collection is tipped to include the first two Sonic games (but sadly not Sonic 3, with no word on whether Sonic & Knuckles could be included also) as well as more surprise choices like Sonic Advance, Pocket Adventure, Sonic R and Sonic Colors. A new 2D Sonic as well as a new Sonic & Mario at the Olympics game is also expected to be revealed.

While the big rumour is a new 3D Sonic could get revealed, which is in the vein of Dreamcast series Sonic Adventure.

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Gogglebox's Jenny and Lee break silence on rumours they're leaving show in apology to fans

It comes after Jenny revealed on Gogglebox that she is now at retirement age, which further fuelled the rumours of the pair’s departure.

She told Lee: “I’m 66 you know, I get my pension in June, I’ve been notified.”

Lee said in response: “You are one of those old women aren’t you who goes ‘don’t you know how old I am, I’m 66 you know?”

Jenny replied: “Oh no I don’t ever say that I tell them I’m 48 and I’ve had a hard life. 

“I never tell anybody I’m 66, even though I’m not really bothered about my age.”

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Amber Heard teases Aquaman 2 return after Mera spin-off rumours

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Amber revealed back in 2018: “I love Jason, we had so much fun together… [but] he is allergic to being ignored! And I am a book worm, I love to read, so whenever there’s a break on set I like to read.

“[Jason] quickly learned [that she’d have a book on hand], so he adopted this method of ripping the pages of my book, so I’d pay attention to him, and it’d drive me crazy because I’d have 30 pages left and they’d be gone!”

She referenced this by captioning her new Instagram post: “Before Aquaman took the last pages out of this book.”

She then added the hashtag: “#gettingakindleforaquaman2,” seemingly confirming her appearance in the sequel.

Man Utd's Champions League bonus money sparks Ronaldo swap deal rumours

Manchester United are looking to splash the cash on Cristiano Ronaldo now that they’ve all but secured Champions League football next season, according to sensational reports from Italy.

The Red Devils beat Tottenham[1] 3-1 last time out and are now nine points clear of Chelsea[2] in fifth with seven games left to play.

Barring anything going drastically wrong, Man United will finish in the top four, meaning extra money will be made available to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the summer transfer window.

And this is where things get interesting, according to Calciomercato, via Sport Witness.[3]

The publication claims that Man United are considering a transfer for former player Ronaldo, who has not ruled out returning to Old Trafford one day in the future.

Extra money may be made available to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the summer transfer window
Extra money may be made available to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the summer transfer window

The deal could reportedly include Paul Pogba going in the opposite direction and signing for Juventus.[4]

Super agent Mino Raiola announced last year that his client, Pogba, was unhappy at Old Trafford and looking to leave – perhaps as soon as that January transfer window.

He name-dropped Pogba’s former team, Juventus,[5] as being a possible suitor for good measure.

Manchester United are reportedly considering splashing the cash on Cristiano Ronaldo
Manchester United are reportedly considering splashing the cash on Cristiano Ronaldo

Raiola’s announcement came on the eve of Manchester United’s Champions League defeat by RB Leipzig, which is said to have left Solskjaer infuriated.

Pogba was going through a difficult period at the time, but has since turned things around at Man United[6] and is in the form of his life for the Red Devils.

It is not yet clear if he still wants to leave at the end of the season, or whether he will commit himself to United.

References

  1. ^ Tottenham (www.mirror.co.uk)
  2. ^ Chelsea (www.mirror.co.uk)
  3. ^ Sport Witness. (sportwitness.co.uk)
  4. ^ Juventus. (www.mirror.co.uk)
  5. ^ Juventus, (www.mirror.co.uk)
  6. ^ Man United (www.mirror.co.uk)

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