July 6th, 2014

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Petra Kvitova beats Eugenie Bouchard to win 2nd Wimbledon title



PETRA Kvitova has stormed to her second Wimbledon title in the shortest women’s final at the All England Club since 1983 as the Czech sixth seed crushed Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard 6-3 6-0 about midnight AEST.

Kvitova, who first won Wimbledon in 2011, took just 55 minutes to end her three-year wait for a second Grand Slam crown, leaving shell-shocked world No 13 Bouchard helpless to repel a brutal barrage of 28 winners and four aces on Centre Court on Saturday local time.

Playing in her first Grand Slam final since her maiden triumph at Wimbledon, the 24-year-old Kvitova produced a brilliant display of power-hitting to secure the 12th career title.

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i liked them both so im a happy camper.
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Neymar speaks in tearful video for Brazil after back injury rules him out of World Cup



Neymar is convinced that Brazil can win the World Cup without him.

Brazil's World Cup star and poster boy was ruled out of the tournament on Friday night when he fractured a verterbra after being kneed in the back by Colombia's Juan Zuniga.

Twenty-four hours after Brazil's quarter-final win, the Barcelona forward released a video in which he spoke about his heart-breaking injury for the first time. The 22-year-old, who scored four goals for the Selecao here in Brazil, was visibly upset when speaking into the camera about missing the rest of the World Cup. But the former Santos player is sure his team-mates will retain their composure and go on to lift the trophy on July 13 at the Maracana.

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Neymar update + FIFA investigating the incident + Di Maria out as well (?)



Brazil doctor: Neymar will be training at Barcelona within a month

The forward fractured his vertebra in the 2-1 win over Colombia on Friday, but Jose Luiz Runco says the injury is less serious than some had feared

Neymar is not seriously injured and will be back training at Barcelona within a month, according to Brazil's team doctor.

The 22-year-old was stretchered off after a reckless challenge by Colombia's Jose Zuniga in Brazil's 2-1 win in the sides' World Cup quarter-final on Friday and Selecao doctor Rodrigo Lasmar later revealed the forward would be sidelined for the rest of the tournament.

Due to the delicate nature of spinal injuries, there were also concerns over the player's prognosis in the long-term, but those fears have now been allayed by Brazil's chief doctor.

"We're happy to say it's a minor injury," Jose Luiz Runco told TV Globo on Saturday. "He'll recover fully and there will be no long-term effects. It will take three or four weeks to heal."

"Right now he needs rest and analgesic anti-inflammatory medication, and in four weeks I'm sure he can resume his normal activities and return to his club [for training]."

Runco revealed that Barcelona had been informed of his condition and claimed the player will be able to remain with the Brazil squad during the remainder of their World Cup campaign.

"We have informed his club of his condition and kept them up to date," he added. "In terms of him staying with the squad for the rest of the World Cup, I see no problem at all."

"Whether he can be on the bench with the other players is up to the coaching staff, however."

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I'm glad Neymar's injury is not supposed to have long-term effects, but the World Cup will not be the same without my sweet prince. :( If Brazil gets to the final and he feels OK, hopefully we'll at least see him on the bench. Update (another article with Scolari's quotes added to the post): it seems that will indeed happen, yay!
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THE SIMS 4:  POOLS & TODDLERS



What happened?


Background


Back when the The Sims 4 started development in 2008 EA was all aboard the online, social media train. You name it and they saw dollar signs and a way to monetize it from preventing piracy, direct marketing DLC, in-game advertising — absolutely everything pointed towards EA making a mint by forcing an online component to their games whether it made sense for the game to be online or not. The Sims 4 was no exception.




"I have not green lit one game to be developed as a single player experience. Today, all of our games include online applications and digital services that make them live 24/7/365."  —Frank Gibeau, September 2012, Cloud Gaming USA Conference





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For bellicose Brazil, payback carries heavy price: loss of Neymar

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RIO DE JANEIRO — A Colombian defender named Juan Camilo Zúñiga ended the World Cup for the Brazilian star striker Neymar on Friday with a nasty knee into Neymar’s back that fractured one of his vertebrae. It was an ugly play and a bad foul. It deserved, at least, a yellow card.

Yet within any game, there is always a road map to every flash point. The beauty of soccer’s continuous flow is that one thing leads to another (and another and another), and that makes it possible to trace a path to a game’s most memorable moment. In a game like Friday’s, doing so makes it easier to see where things went wrong.

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Lena Headey picks up friends from Ibiza airport

She's a long way from Westeros.

And Game Of Thrones star Lena Headey seemed to be enjoying the warm weather as she flashed her cleavage and her lovely long legs while picking up friends at the airport on the Mediterranean party island of Ibiza on Saturday.
The 40-year-old brunette, who wears a blonde wig as the scheming Cersei in HBO's hit medieval fantasy show, looked casual in a diaphanous white blouse with blue embroidery and a very low V-neck that gaped open to reveal her bikini top.


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so jealous. I wish I could be at Ibiza right now.
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Why WWE Reinstated Emma

In one of the year’s most bizarre wrestling-related stories, WWE released Diva Tenille Dashwood, also known as Emma, following her arrest Monday for shoplifting a $22 iPad cover from Wal-Mart.

Then, just four hours later, the company issued a swift retraction on its website, noting it had looked into the issue and decided to reinstate the Australian.

The whole thing was very strange and smacked of miscommunication and ineptitude—odd for such a typically well-run company like WWE.

So what’s going on?

Over at PWInsider, Mike Johnson explains why management made the call to give the Diva another chance:

In asking around, one of the beliefs as to why Emma was reinstated was that other talents have been arrested for far more serious crimes and were not let go, which could have left the door open for questions to WWE about why she was let go for a far lesser offense. A few wrestlers also believed that TMZ running a headline noting she was let go for a $22 item could have led to WWE re-thinking the release as it made them look bad.

Certainly, firing Emma over the arrest seemed to be a big overreaction on the company’s part, especially considering some of the legal problems of other stars over the years.

As TMZ mentioned, the Diva was charged with sixth-degree misdemeanor larceny and sentenced by a Hartford court to a whopping one day’s worth of community service. The matter is seemingly over with now.


Interestingly, her lawyer wrote off the incident as a mix-up with the self-checkout machine, which sounds perfectly plausible considering how tricky those things can be. It’s questionable whether she intentionally meant to do anything wrong in the first place.

Was it an embarrassing story? Of course. But really, it’s hard to call this a big deal. Arguably, the company only brought further attention to the incident with its weird antics here.

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Tyler Hoechlin Shuts Down Sterek Shippers


Tyler Hoechlin was asked about Sterek at the Teen Wolf Con in Paris yesterday and this was his response:

Q: "Do you ship Sterek? It’s Stiles and Derek."

Tyler: "Oh, Sterek! Uhm, I will say this, and I mean, I know, I’m glad you guys actually… Because I wanna say, I know that’s like a big, like, a fan fic thing, I know that everybody, kind of, kind of, everybody talks about that.

But for me, personally, just because I have so much respect for Derek as the character and for Stiles as the character that… for me, it’s like, to live in that, or to really think about that… I… just for me, personally, as the actor playing the character… I feel like I would be disrespecting the character, so I don’t really entertain it, or even think about it, just because for me, it’s such a separate thing, it has… it doesn’t really have anything to do with what happens on the show.

So because it doesn’t have anything to do with that… I guess I don’t have any thoughts on it, because, it’s… to me… It’s those characters are their own people… Uhm.. And, so it’s, it’s not a, it’s not disrespect, it’s not anything like that. I understand, I don’t personally understand… It… Completely. Um, I appreciate it. [laughter] You guys do what you wanna do. But to me it’s just like, I see the characters for who they really, actually are in the show, so it’s nothing to do with the work that I do. So that’s the only reason why I don’t really think about it.”

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Nicole Scherzinger Has a "Special Connection" With the Gay Community!


Former X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger has said that she has a special “connection” with the gay community.

The former Pussycat Doll told Gay Times: “It’s a connection. It’s just this strong, proud, diva connection, I feel like. Everything who we want to be, right? I think that as strong and empowering as we are, we’re very vulnerable too. Men and women in the gay community just have a more understanding and empathetic heart, and at the same time, an empowering and encouraging, triumphant heart to come out of that. It’s the combination of tough resilience and glamour that gets us every time."

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Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader Get Serious in 'The Skeleton Twins' Trailer



Saturday Night Live fans will be pleased to know that Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig have reunited and star alongside each other in the upcoming dark comedy, The Skeleton Twins. The SNL alums play as estranged twins that are reunited after they cheat death on the same day.

The film, directed by Craig Johnson, premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and won the Screenwriting Award: U.S. Dramatic. Also starring alongside the SNL alums are Luke Wilson and Ty Burrell.

In the newly released full-length trailer, Hader and Wiig are hilariously lip syncing and dancing to Starship's "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now." This alone will make you want to see the movie!

The Skeleton Twins hits theaters in the U.S. on September 19.

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Miley Cyrus: Bangerz Tour NBC Special - Viewing Post


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Tonight (6th July) Miley's 2 hour Bangerz Tour NBC special will air live on NBC! If you don't live in the USA you can watch the show through the live streams below.

Live Streams:

Time zones:
9pm EST (New York, Ohio, Michigan)
8pm CST (Texas, Illinois, Kansas, Tennessee)
7pm MST (Colorado, Montana, Arizona)
6pm PST (California, Nevada)
3am WET (UK, Portugal)
4am CET (France, Germany, Spain, Italy)
5am EET (Bulgaria, Turkey)

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Slender Man Stabbing Suspect Ruled Incompetent to Stand Trial



One of the two girls accused of stabbing their friend 19 times was declared not competent to stand trial after being evaluated by two doctors, according to a report discussed during a hearing earlier this week.

A judge ordered an examination of whether "mental disease or defect" will be an issue in the trial of Morgan Geyser, one of two 12-year-old girls charged as an adult for attempted homicide, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Geyser and Anisa Weier, 12, are accused of stabbing their friend in a wooded area near their Waukesha, Wisconsin, home on May 31. Geyser and Weier told police they stabbed their friend in homage to Slender Man, a fictional character on the Internet.

The survivor, whose family has asked that her identity not be revealed, continues to heal at her home. In a statement, her family says, "Our daughter and our entire family continue to focus on both her physical and emotional healing. She continues to amaze us in her ability to persevere and move forward – taking one day at a time."

For now, Weier's competency has not been evaluated. The girls will return to Waukesha County Court on Aug. 1.

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Chris Brown Posts His Favorite Rice Cakes on Instagram


Chris Brown wants you to know he had a very happy Independence Day.


The R&B star posted a revealing photo of his girlfriend Karrueche Tran on Instagram Friday, which shows her lying in bed wearing only a bra, thong and a smile. The black-and-white picture has received more than 155,000 likes to date.




Brown, who was released from jail June 2 after serving time for a probation violation stemming from an arrest for felony assault last fall, also celebrated the holiday by attending a beach party in Malibu. He was seen driving an orange Lamborghini, which the Daily Mail reports he recently purchased for close to $750,000.

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CIARA TO FRONT NEW CALVIN KLEIN CAMPAIGN?

New mommy Ciara took to her Instagram account over the weekend to show off her new look, blonde dreadlocks, no doubt inspired by fiancé Future.

No one knows what brought about such a drastic change in the singer’s appearance; however, a tweet from Calvin Klein’s official Twitter account may hold a clue.

Ciara posted a photo of herself Friday night in a Calvin Klein sweatshirt. That same photo was tweeted from Klein’s Twitter page, with the caption “Obsessed with @Ciara in Fall 2014 Calvin Klein Collection.”

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New ‘Gone Girl’ Posters Reveal Clues Ahead of Trailer


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Twentieth Century Fox has unveiled four new posters for its upcoming “Gone Girl,” unveiling clues about the film’s mystery and teasing a new trailer.

In the movie, based on Gillian Flynn’s best-selling novel of the same name, Ben Affleck plays Nick Dunne, the prime suspect in his wife’s mysterious disappearance on their fifth wedding anniversary. His wife, Amy Dunne, is played by Rosamund Pike.

One poster contains a wedding photo of the two, contained in a bag labeled “evidence.” The tagline “Happy Anniversary” adds to the eerie tone.

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