Rebekah Vardy is cutting short her family holiday in Dubai and flying home with husband Jamie after being left 'devastated and inconsolable' over her fallout with Coleen Rooney. The pregnant TV star, 37, has hired a team of forensic IT experts to prove her innocence after Coleen, 33, accused her of selling stories to the press through information she obtained from her private Instagram. Sources close to Rebekah say she is preparing to hit back and is working with her lawyers to prove she had nothing to do with the leak. Distraught: Heavily pregnant Rebekah Vardy is cutting short her family holiday in Dubai and flying home with husband Jamie after being left 'devastated and inconsolable' over her fallout with Coleen Rooney (pictured in Dubai last month) An insider exclusively told MailOnline: 'Rebekah has been incredibly stressed and hasn’t stopped sobbing all day, which is very out of character for her. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 2 Next Coleen Rooney accuses … [Read more...] about Rebekah Vardy EXCLUSIVE ‘I’m flying home and I’ll prove my innocence’: ‘Distraught’ WAG cuts short family holiday in Dubai as she ‘hires a team of forensic IT experts to prove she didn’t sell stories’ amid Coleen Rooney war of words
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Chinese internet giant Tencent has quietly resumed broadcasts of NBA games less than a week after blacklisting the US basketball association due to disagreement over freedom of speech. Tensions arose between China and the NBA last week after the general manager of Houston Rockets showed his support for anti-government protesters in Hong Kong and then the boss of the American basketball league promised to protect his employees' right to free speech. Tencent - which owns the exclusive digital streaming rights for the NBA in China - last Tuesday announced to stop airing the league's exhibition games to express its dissatisfaction towards the NBA. But Chinese fans were surprised to discover the popular online broadcaster yesterday showed two preseason games live - without formally announcing the resumption of the service. Anti-NBA sentiment erupted in China last week after Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey showed support for pro-democracy protests. Two previously scheduled … [Read more...] about China’s internet giant Tencent quietly resumes broadcasts of NBA games despite blacklisting the US basketball association just a week ago because its boss supports freedom of speech
Hi Alyx. Who is Caroline Calloway, and why could no one stop talking about her at the pub last night? Caroline Calloway is the subject of an intense, emotionally complex long read in New York Magazine’s the Cut. It was written by her former close friend and ghostwriter Natalie Beach, and now the internet can’t stop talking about her – largely because Calloway herself can’t stop talking about the article. Twitter has blown up. The Reddit thread about the story has 4,000 comments and counting. People are saying they’re going to take the day off to watch the drama unfold. The reason for the obsession isn’t just the piece itself, which is a complex, knotty look at toxic female friendship, class difference and mental illness. Calloway has 780,000-plus Instagram followers. As soon as she received an email from Beach forewarning her that the article was coming, she started writing about the piece on her Instagram feed and on her stories, and sharing … [Read more...] about Who is Caroline Calloway, and why can’t the internet stop talking about her?
YES by Jenni Murray There’s now something of a campaign to end what’s known as the ‘12-week rule’ — where a woman is expected to stay quiet about her pregnancy during the first trimester ‘in case something goes wrong’. Jenni Murray says she wants the 12-week rule to stay as she once had an ectopic pregnancy This week Katy Lindemann, author of a new book on baby loss, argued that the 12-week rule makes the pain of miscarriage worse as many women are left to suffer in silence. Her piece sparked responses from many women online reporting similar experiences. Campaigners say keeping silent about pregnancy heaps pressure on women and cuts them off from support if anything goes wrong. I have much sympathy for anyone in that situation. But I must say I have no regrets about my decision to keep my first pregnancy a secret, sharing it only with my partner, David. I was 31 and trying to advance my broadcasting career. David was a naval officer and … [Read more...] about Should you keep pregnancy secret for 12 weeks? As a new campaign seeks to overturn a long-held convention, JENNI MURRAY and JENNIE AGG give their very different views
One day in 2017, Alexa went rogue. When Martin Josephson, who lives in London, came home from work, he heard his Amazon Echo Dot voice assistant spitting out fragmentary commands, seemingly based on his previous interactions with the device. It appeared to be regurgitating requests to book train tickets for journeys he had already taken and to record TV shows that he had already watched. Josephson had not said the wake word – “Alexa” – to activate it and nothing he said would stop it. It was, he says, “Kafkaesque”. This was especially interesting because Josephson (not his real name) was a former Amazon employee. Three years earlier, he had volunteered to sit in a room reciting a string of apparently meaningless phrases into a microphone for an undisclosed purpose. Only when Amazon released the Echo in the US in 2014 did he realise what he had been working on. He bought a Dot, the Echo’s cheaper, smaller model, after it launched in 2016, and … [Read more...] about ‘Alexa, are you invading my privacy?’ – the dark side of our voice assistants