Tuesday, September 27, 2022

‘Wildcards’ misuse has become norm in Pak squash’


KARACHI: The misuse of wildcards through allocation to undeserving players in international events has become a norm in Pakistan squash, said an official of a provincial association while talking to ‘The News’.

“This has been happening for a long time. PSF does not have any policy in this regard,” he said. He added that this malpractice is not limited to international events. The situation is worse in the national circuit, he said.

“PSF should devise a policy to curb this misuse of wildcards because the biased awarding of wildcards shows that PSF is still under the influence of some squash families,” said the official. It has been observed that most of the time wildcards are given to those players who are already past their prime while deserving, talented juniors are ignored.

Former world number 16 Farhan Mehboob has been given wildcard for the CAS International Squash Championships that is scheduled in Islamabad next month. Former world number 14 Amir Atlas was given wildcard in the CAS International 2018 and he lost in the first round.

Besides, Sheraz Saleem, an organiser, awarded himself a wildcard in the FMC International Pakistan 2015 and he lost in the first round. When contacted, PSF Secretary Zafaryab Iqbal said that they do have a policy regarding allocation of wildcards. “At local level, every provincial association gets one wildcard while for international events the federation conducts trials,” said the secretary. He said Farhan got wildcard for the CAS Championship because he topped the trials conducted for the wildcard.

Source: The News

Kim Kardashian suffers embarrassing wardrobe malfunction at Milan Fashion Week


American TV star Kim Kardashian has suffered a hilarious wardrobe malfunction at Milan Fashion Week.

The 41-year-old star took to Instagram on Monday to share the hilarious moment she was forced to leap up a set of stairs in an extremely tight-fitting dress.

Kim Kardashian suffers embarrassing wardrobe malfunction at Milan Fashion Week

Pete Davidson and Kanye West’s ex was forced to leap up a set of stairs due to an extremely tight-fitting outfit, creating an embarrassing exit for the reality TV star.

Seeing the funny side, the mother-of-four  had someone film the moment she struggled to climb the steps, laughing as she waddled in a pair of high heels.  A snapper can be seen at the top of the steps as Kim holds on to the banister before leaping up on to the first step.

She was looking smashing in the figure-hugging silver Dolce and Gabbana gown, showing  off her hourglass curves.   

Kim uploaded the side-splitting clip, paired with hilarious music, to her Instagram, sharing the funny moment with her 300 million followers.

Source: The News

Kanye West welcomes his ex Irina Shayk with warm embrace at London Fashion Week show


American rapper Kanye West looked delighted to see his supermodel ex Irina Shayk at a fashion show in London on Monday.

Kim Kardashian’s ex  was in good spirits as he met the model at the Burberry Spring/Summer 2023 catwalk show during London Fashion Week. 

 Kanye and Irina were briefly linked in June when they enjoyed time together in France. 

On Sunday, the 45-year-old  indicated he’s still not over his ex Kim Kardashian as he spoke about missing his ‘Queen’ in a bizarre Instagram post.

Yet his attention was focused on another ex the following day as he bumped into his former flame in Bermondsey. As he reunited with Russian beauty Irina at the runway bash, fashion designer Ye flashed a wide smile while greeting her with a warm embrace.

Source: The News

Jennifer Aniston leaves onlookers in awe as he puts her knockout figure on display


Charming actress Jennifer Aniston put her youthful figure on display  in skinny jeans during her appearance with Jon Hamm on the set of their morning show on Sunday.

Jennifer Aniston leaves onlookers in awe as he puts her knockout figure on display

The Friends veteran looked gorgeous in aviator glasses with her golden blonde hair worn down as she added blue skinny jeans that highlighted her hour-glass figure when getting behind the wheel of a luxury car. Aniston added a black double-breasted bolero style blazer to complete her look.

The 53-year-old, who’s ex-wife of both Brad Pitt and Justin Theroux, was shooting a scene for her Apple TV+ series The Morning Show with Mad Men vet Jon Hamm, who just joined the cast this summer for season three of the hit project.

Aniston’s  chic and youthful look left onlookers in awe. She looked hot to trot in aviator glasses with her golden blonde hair worn down. Her makeup was minimal as she added very tinted aviator sunglasses that were oversized. Her nails were painted a pale pink color. Hamm looked dapper in black outfit, both the stars seen walking on the street.

Source: The News

Ali Fazal, Richa Chadha to invite Gerard Butler and Judi Dench to their wedding


Ali and Richa to host two wedding receptions: One in Mumbai and one in Delhi

Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal are finally getting to married this October, and as per the latest update of their wedding, the guest list have been revealed, reports.

As per sources, the wedding invitations for the Mumbai reception includes Ali’s co-star in Victoria and Abdul;  Judi Dench. Moreover, Gerard Butler, who was Ali’s co-actor in Kandahar, is also invited in the wedding.

Fazal has also invited some important production people from Hollywood and the cast of web series Tehran.

The pre- wedding festivities are going to commence from 30th September and will finally conclude on October 4th. The couple will tie the knot on October 6th.

Unlike others, Richa and Ali have decided to skip the ‘no-phone policy’ at their wedding as they want all their guests to be at ease and enjoy every bit of the event.

As per PinkVilla, Ali Fazal and Richa Chadha’s wedding was suppose to take place before the pandemic, but it got delayed for almost two and a half years. But now, the couple is finally getting married and will leave for Delhi anytime soon.  

Source: The News

Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield are all smiles following ‘queue-gate’ scandal


Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield are all smiles following ‘queue-gate’ scandal

Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield appeared high in spirits as they put the ‘queue-gate’ scandal to one side while returning to This Morning on Monday.

The TV presenters appeared to be back to their happy selves after 73,000 fans called for them to be sacked over the scandal.

Holly, 41, looked stunning in a £140 bright pink jumper and a £240 flowing skirt from the brand Cefinn, which she teamed with tottering nude heels.

Her long hair was out and over her shoulders in tousled curls and she beamed in the snap.

Meanwhile, Phillip, 60, cut a dapper figure in a checked shirt, teamed with black skinny jeans and smart shoes.

It comes after allegations that Holly and her This Morning co-host Phillip Schofield, 60, ‘skipped the queue’ to see the Queen lying in state earlier this month, with the pair copping backlash from fans and even facing a petition calling for them to be axed.

On Monday, the petition for the presenters to be removed from television altogether has now reached 73,000 signatures.

Holly shared the first picture of herself on social media on Monday morning since fans called for her to be sacked over the ‘queue-gate’ scandal. 

Source: The News

Michael Jackson’s son Prince steps outside with girlfriend, enjoys ride


Michael Jackson’s son Prince steps outside with girlfriend, enjoys ride

Michael Jackson’s son Prince Jackson was spotted with his girlfriend Molly Schirmang as they enjoyed a motorcycle ride together in Malibu.

The 25-year-old heir of the King of Pop was dressed in all black as he stepped out with his longtime love.

He pulled his hair back into a low ponytail as they made a coffee run to grab iced beverages.

Molly, who’s been with Prince since 2017, showed a slither of her stomach in jeans and a black top.

They both wore jackets Jackson stepping out in a black one and Schirmang opting for a forest green variety.

Putting safety first, they wore protective black helmets while cruising on a black Harley Davidson.

Prince paid tribute to his relationship on social media back in March as the pair marked five years of dating.

Sharing a carousel of images with his more than 800,000 followers he wrote in the caption, ‘5 year together,’ with a red heart emoji.

Then he continued, ‘Lots of trips, miles, smiles, meals, desserts and all kinds of adventures in between.

‘Love you babs,’ he signed off on the post, which included intimate images of him and his girlfriend on his motorcycle. 

Source: The News

King Charles III’s younger brother Prince Andrew reaping what he sowed?


The death of Queen Elizabeth II marked the beginning of Charles’ reign, and the new monarch appears to have gotten off to a shockingly good start as he made his intention to follow in his late mother’s footsteps.

The new King has been very clear in saying that he wants a slimmed-down monarchy and apparently would focus on immediate heirs.

It means, Prince Andrew’s working life as royal seems to be truly over as King Charles III has zero plans to include the Duke of York in monarchy’s future.

The Duke of York, who allegedly ‘lobbied hard’ to stop Charles becoming King and hoped William would wear crown’, does not seem to play any public role in the future monarchy.

The relationship between Charles and Andrew is reported to have broken down in recent years. However, the two royals walked together during their mother’s funeral, putting their disagreements and lifelong differences to one side.

Charles and his wife Camilla are now challenged with continuing the legacy of Elizabeth II while stamping their own mark on monarchical history. However, according to some, these efforts could have been thwarted if certain members of the Firm had had their way.

In her new book, the royal biographer Angela Levin dissects the intricate relationships of many of the royals, including that shared between Charles and Andrew, claiming that the Duke has “rarely” got on well with Charles.

Talking about the time just before Charles and Camilla married, she alleges that “Andrew did not want Camilla around”. More scandalously, however, is Ms Levin’s claim that Andrew “lobbied hard” to make sure Charles did not become king.

Prince Andrew – who was accused of sexual assault by Virginia Roberts Giuffre, – was stripped of his military titles and royal patronages in January of this year. He was also banned from using his HRH title. The father of two has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing.

Source: The News

Kim Kardashian ‘not ready to date yet’ after split with Pete Davidson


Kim Kardashian might consider dating someone outside of the entertainment industry in near future.

When the 41-year-old SKIMS mogul was asked about what kind of man she ultimately sees herself with during an appearance on Live with Kelly and Ryan on Monday, responded, “Absolutely no one.”

Kelly Ripa then advised her to “stay off dating apps,” to which Kardashian explained how that “wasn’t even an option” for her.

Suggested Ripa, 51: “You need a titan of industry. That’s what you need. That is what you are, and that is what you need. It’s a very small field but he’s out there, sitting here, watching this.”

But The Kardashians star admitted she’s considered the possibility of dating someone outside of the entertainment industry.

“I did say before, maybe I should try to date a doctor or a scientist. So maybe a bunch of attorneys or scientists would reach out,” she said. “But I’m just not ready.”

The reality star added, “I’m not looking for anything. I think I really just need to be by myself and focus and finish school. And spend time with my kids.”

Source: The News

Johnny Depp is ‘dating and takes better care of himself’ 3 months following defamation trial


Johnny Depp is ‘dating and takes better care of himself’ 3 months following defamation trial

Johnny Depp is ‘dating and takes better care of himself 3 months following the trial verdict against ex-wife Amber Heard.

A source close to the Edward Scissorhands actor, 59, tells PEOPLE that “he is actually in a much better place lately. He takes better care of himself.”

“He is dating and genuinely seems happy,” the insider continues of Depp, whom PEOPLE recently confirmed is dating Joelle Rich, one of the attorneys from his U.K. libel case.

The source says that during his six-week trial against Heard, 36, “Johnny’s ugly sides were exposed.”

“He has never claimed he is perfect, but making changes is hard. He has worked on issues and accepted help,” the insider adds.

A source confirmed Depp’s relationship with Rich on Thursday, telling PEOPLE, “They are dating but it’s not serious.”

Rich is a London lawyer who was on the actor’s legal team during his libel case against The Sun, which he lost in November 2020.

He sued the newspaper for calling him a “wife-beater,” but the court upheld the outlet’s claims as being “substantially true” and his ex-wife Heard testified to back up the claims. In March 2021, his attempt to overturn the decision was overruled.

Source: The News