Andy Carroll ordered to lose weight ahead of debut

February 28, 2011 | by | 1 Comment

Liverpool’s record signing Andy Carroll has been ordered by club staff to lose weight before making his debut. The 6ft 4 striker striker, who is currently out injured with a thigh injury, is understood to have bulked up since being sidelined in December. Carroll is now rumoured to be on a “rigorous training schedule to…

Reporter Shomari Stone breaks up fight whilst filming

February 28, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

ABC news reporter Shomari Stone turned have-a-go hero when he broke up a fight while filming a story. The Seattle-based journalist was filming by the city’s waterfront when three men began scuffling nearby. In the video, below, Stone is beginning his report when he suddenly looks behind the camera and shouts: “Hey, hey…. Watcha all…

Vodafone network down after break-in

February 28, 2011 | by | 2 Comments

Thousands of Vodafone customers have had their service cut off after the company suffered a break-in at their exchange centre in Basingstoke. Armed raiders smashed their way in to the building in the early hours, stealing and damaging equipment. As a result many users have lost voice, text and internet connection, with Twitter estimates putting…

Wayne Rooney escapes action for McCarthy elbow

February 28, 2011 | by | 1 Comment

Man United star Wayne Rooney has escaped disciplinary action for his elbow on Wigan midfielder James McCarthy. The incident took place at 0-0 during Saturday’s 4-0 victory – with Rooney later scoring and setting up a goal for Javier Hernandez. Referee Mark Clattenburg saw the controversial incident and called it up as a foul but…

David Beckham gets new tattoo depicting himself as Jesus

February 28, 2011 | by | 1 Comment

David Beckham has unveiled a new tattoo depicting himself as Jesus and his three sons as cherubs. The England legend, who is a renowned fan of the needle, posted a picture of the chest tattoo on his Facebook page. It shows a Jesus-like figure surrounded by three cherubs, representing himself and his sons Brooklyn, 11,…

Jack Wilshere takes swipe at Barry Ferguson

February 28, 2011 | by | 1 Comment

Arsenal youngster Jack Wilshere has taken a swipe at Barry Ferguson after the Birmingham City midfielder’s childish behaviour at yesterday’s League Cup Final. Following Obafemi Martins’ last-minute goal for City, Ferguson was seen tapping the head of Laurent Koscielny after the Frenchman’s mistake led to the winner. Ferguson’s unsporting act clearly disappointed Wilshere who was…

Everton star Louis Saha crashes Ferrari

February 28, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Everton striker Louis Saha has had a lucky escape after crashing his Ferrari supercar. Ferrari 458 Italia: Library image The 32-year-old Frenchman was driving his high-powered Italian sports car in Cheshire just before 9pm last night when the accident took place. According to reports, Saha emerged from a tunnel on the A538 near Manchester Airport…

Family’s hovercraft rescue after their 4×4 becomes stuck on beach

February 28, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

This is the dramatic moment a terrified family of five were rescued by a hovercraft – after their car became stranded half a mile from the shore. Two teams of coast guards battled to save the trapped 4×4, which was stuck on mud flaps at Brean beach, Burnham-on-Sea at 4.10pm on Saturday. A rescue hovercraft,…

Lindsay Lohan and James Franco plan book of explicit naked photos

February 28, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Lindsay Lohan and James Franco have signed a £2.1 million deal to star in a book full of explicit sexual photos. According to the Daily Mirror, the troubled actress is hoping the book will help resuscitate her failing Hollywood career. Lindsay and her ex James, who co-hosted last night’s Oscars ceremony, will be photographed by…

E.T’s face found in tree trunk

February 28, 2011 | by | 3 Comments

A pensioner told yesterday how he rushed to phone home after he discovered the face of E.T. in a tree trunk. Spooked Pete Burford was chopping wood when the face of the alien in Steven Spielberg’s hit 1980s blockbuster stared back at him. He quickly called shocked wife Sylvia after making the discovery in the…

Wayne Rooney to claim self-defence over elbow incident

February 28, 2011 | by | 4 Comments

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney will claim self defence if the FA choose to investigate his elbow on James McCarthy, according to reports. The England ace elbowed the Wigan player in the head during  Saturday’s 4-o victory. Referee Mark Clattenburg called up the incident and awarded Wigan a free kick – but Rooney went away…

Amir Khan denies Katie Price affair rumours

February 28, 2011 | by | 1 Comment

Amir Khan has insisted he’s never slept with pal Alex Reid’s ex Katie Price. Rumours circulated of a romance after the pair, who have previously been spotted enjoying nights out together, were reported to have kissed at an LA party. But the boxer told the Daily Mirror: “I don’t know why people are saying we’re…

Arsenal eye up Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina

February 28, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Arsenal are planning a £20 million bid for Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina, according to reports. The Spanish stopper is desperate for Champions League action with Liverpool only likely to qualify for the Europa Cup next season following a dismal campaign. Reina’s consistent performances in an otherwise inconsistent Liverpool team have attracted interest from a number…

Cristiano Ronaldo expecting baby no 2 with girlfriend Irina Shayk

February 28, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Cristiano Ronaldo could become a dad for the second time after rumour circulated his girlfriend Irina Shayk is pregnant. Newspapers in the Real Madrid star’s native Portugal are claiming the Russian model is expecting his child and that the pair are planning to tie the knot later this year. Ronaldo already has one son, Cristiano…

Paul Ince: football’s first training ground ‘gunman’

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Chelsea star Ashley Cole isn’t the first professional footballer to be caught with an air gun at their training ground – that award goes to former Man United ace Paul Ince. Retired England international Paul Ince showed up at Man United’s training ground with an air rifle in his early days at the club –…

Oscars 2011: Natalie Portman and Colin Firth triumph plus full list of winners

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Natalie Portman and Colin Firth walked away with the best actress and actor awards at last night’s Oscars, while The King’s Speech was named Best Film. The budget Brit film was the night’s biggest winner, also picking up awards for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. Firth’s Best Actor win rounded off an incredible awards…

Ashley Cole faces police probing following shooting

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Chelsea star Ashley Cole is to be investigated by police after he accidentally shot a work experience student with an air rifle. The England defender was “larking around” in the changing room at the club’s Cobham training ground last Sunday when he shot 20-year-old Tom Cowan in the side. Loughborough University sports science student Cowan,…