• Politics
    The Independent

    Coronavirus: US sets record with more than 5 million cases

    The United States set a record for coronavirus cases on Saturday, with more than 5 million people now infected, as the country’s top infectious diseases official offered hope earlier this week that an effective vaccine might be available by the end of the year.With one out of every 66 residents infected, the United States leads the world in Covid-19 cases, according to a Reuters analysis. The country has recorded more than 160,000 deaths, nearly a quarter of the world’s total.

  • Celebrity
    In The Know

    Woman calls out husband over ‘shocking’ life decision: ‘I told him my honest feelings’

    A woman is stirring controversy after calling out her husband’s supposedly “shocking” life decision.

  • Celebrity
    The Telegraph

    Prince Harry's childhood friend 'had doubts' about suitability of Meghan

    Prince Harry‘s childhood friend Tom “Skippy” Inskip expressed reservations about Meghan Markle before the couple became engaged, it has been claimed. According to the forthcoming biography of the Royal couple Mr Inskip - known to friends as Skippy - advised Harry and Meghan to live together before “doing anything more serious,” A source close to Duke and Duchess of Sussex told the authors of Finding Freedom, which is being published on Tuesday, that although his advice “came from a good place,” Prince Harry “didn’t totally see it that way.” The source, who is understood to have spoken to the authors with the permission of the Duke and Duchess, added, “It really hurt him that someone he was so close to would not trust his judgment.” It has been previously revealed that Harry’s brother, Prince William, also advised him to slow down, leading to reportas of a deep rift between the two.

  • News
    The Telegraph

    How Nicola Sturgeon has secretly massaged Scotland’s coronavirus record

    Nicola Sturgeon spent much of July telling anyone who would listen that the prevalence of coronavirus in England was “five times” higher than in Scotland. The figure was deployed to justify her refusal to rule out effectively closing the border by imposing quarantine on travellers from England, and her highly controversial move to set her a Scotland-only policy on air bridges, which airports warned put livelihoods at risk. The day after she first made the claim, masked nationalists in hazmat suits descended on the border near Berwick-upon-Tweed, shouting abuse at English “plague carriers”.

  • Celebrity
    The Independent

    Be kind, rewind: Why the tables have turned on Ellen DeGeneres

    Actually no, that’s not the truth Ellen,” was the sentence that set it all off. It came from actor Dakota Johnson, who was being interviewed by Ellen DeGeneres in November 2019 and had found herself the butt of one of DeGeneres’s jokes. If you’ve never seen clips of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, this is part and parcel of the hosts’ interview schtick: in her singsong patter, she throws out some awkward comments that make celebrities sweat a tiny bit, all in the spirit of the show. Here, the offhand joke was that Johnson hadn’t invited DeGeneres to her birthday party. But Johnson wasn’t biting.“You were invited…” said the actor. “Last time I was on the show, last year, you gave me a bunch of s*** about not inviting you… I did invite you and you didn’t come.” The altercation was gentle yet deeply awkward, and quickly went viral. It marked a turning point in the public perception of DeGeneres, one of America’s most famous and beloved talk show hosts. Less than a year on, Ellen’s ratings are reportedly at a 17-year low amid widespread allegations of a toxic workplace culture. Now, it appears that DeGeneres and her show are struggling to keep up with their image – one that has long been centred around kindness.

  • Health
    Good Housekeeping

    I’ve Had COVID-19 Symptoms for More Than 120 Days—Here’s What It’s Done to My Body

    “That was when it really hit me: This isn’t going away.”

  • Entertainment
    Variety

    Fans Petition to Remove Kylie Jenner From Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s ‘WAP’ Video

    The release of Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's collaborative single "WAP" on Friday brought with it an equally vivacious music video, which has since sat at the top of YouTube's trending page. The video features a slew of famous guests: Normani, Rosalía, Mulatto, Sukihana, Rubi Rose and Kylie Jenner, who makes a dramatic 20-second […]