Lewis Grabban joins Aston Villa on loan

  • Lewis Grabban spent the first half of this season on loan at Sunderland
  • The Bournemouth man scored 12 goals in the Championship for the Black Cats
  • Grabban will spend the remainder of the season on loan at Aston Villa
  • The 30-year-old scored against Villa in Sunderland’s 2-1 away defeat
  • Grabban described his latest move as a ‘pleasure’ as Villa push for promotion

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Lewis Grabban has joined Aston Villa from Bournemouth on loan for the rest of the season.

The striker has already netted 12 goals in the Sky Bet Championship on loan at struggling Sunderland this campaign.

Grabban scored in the Black Cats’ 2-1 defeat at Villa in November but cut short his season-long loan at the Stadium of Light earlier this month.

Lewis Grabban will join Aston Villa on loan from Bournemouth until the end of the season

Lewis Grabban will join Aston Villa on loan from Bournemouth until the end of the season

Lewis Grabban will join Aston Villa on loan from Bournemouth until the end of the season

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“It’s a pleasure to be at a club like Aston Villa,” he told the club’s official site.

“You only have to look at the stadium, the history and the support to know that this club deserves to be in the Premier League and hopefully I can play my part in getting this club back to where it belongs.

“It’s an unbelievable squad of players here and they’re on a great run of form as well so it’s a great time to be joining.

“I played at Villa Park when I was with Sunderland earlier on this season so I’m looking forward to getting out there in Villa colours and scoring goals.”

Villa are third in the Championship, a point behind the automatic-promotion spots.

The 30-year-old scored 12 goals this season while on loan at relegation threatened Sunderland

The 30-year-old scored 12 goals this season while on loan at relegation threatened Sunderland

The 30-year-old scored 12 goals this season while on loan at relegation threatened Sunderland

Tiffany Haddish reveals story behind selfie with Beyonce

Tiffany Haddish posted a selfie to her Instagram in December that got everyone talking.

The image showed her with Beyonce as the Lemonade superstar pressed her face into the side of the comedian and actress’s head.

Now Tiffany has revealed in an interview with Vulture that the singer agreed to the snap as a way of preventing the Road Trip star from fighting with another woman at a party. 

Revealed: Tiffany Haddish has been talking about the backstory to this selfie with Beyonce that she posted to Instagram in December and captioned: '@beyonce was telling me that my wig was slipping.... �� But for real she told me to have fun and I DID!;

Revealed: Tiffany Haddish has been talking about the backstory to this selfie with Beyonce that she posted to Instagram in December and captioned: '@beyonce was telling me that my wig was slipping.... �� But for real she told me to have fun and I DID!;

Revealed: Tiffany Haddish has been talking about the backstory to this selfie with Beyonce that she posted to Instagram in December and captioned: ‘@beyonce was telling me that my wig was slipping…. �� But for real she told me to have fun and I DID!;

Tiffany told the publication: ‘Okay, so what had happened was, something had went down with somebody at the party, right? I’m not at liberty to say what had went down at the party, but Beyoncé was just telling me to have a good time, and I was like, ‘No, I’m gonna end up fighting this b***h!’’

The 38-year-old went on: ‘She was like, ‘No, have fun, Tiffany,’ and I said, ‘I’m only going to have fun if you take a selfie with me.’ She said, ‘Okay,’ and then she buried her face in my wig.’

Beyonce then told Tiffany that her wig was slipping. But that was okay, according to Tiffany, because the important thing was that ‘she knew who I was!’

‘She came up to me and was like, ‘I think you are so funny, Tiffany Haddish.’ I was like, ‘What? You know me?!’ She said, ‘I’m Beyoncé.’ ‘I KNOW!’ she explained.

Diffused situation: Tiffany, pictured in September,  told Vulture that Beyonce agreed to the snap as a way of preventing the Road Trip star from fighting with another woman at a party

Diffused situation: Tiffany, pictured in September,  told Vulture that Beyonce agreed to the snap as a way of preventing the Road Trip star from fighting with another woman at a party

Diffused situation: Tiffany, pictured in September,  told Vulture that Beyonce agreed to the snap as a way of preventing the Road Trip star from fighting with another woman at a party

Queen Bey: Beyonce had approached Tiffany to tell her she thought she was funny and the comedian said she couldn't believe the Lemonade superstar knew who she was

Queen Bey: Beyonce had approached Tiffany to tell her she thought she was funny and the comedian said she couldn't believe the Lemonade superstar knew who she was

Queen Bey: Beyonce had approached Tiffany to tell her she thought she was funny and the comedian said she couldn’t believe the Lemonade superstar knew who she was

Meanwhile, Tiffany insists she’s not disappointed at not getting an Oscar nomination for her performance in Road Trip.

She did get to announce the names of the Academy Sward nominees, though, at a live press conference on January 23.    

‘I never, ever thought I would be able to do something awesome like that,’ she said int he interview with Vulture.

‘I saw so many people say, ‘Tiffany should have got nominated,’ and I’m like, ‘You guys don’t even understand. I got to go to the party! Who cares about a damn trophy?’ I’m just so grateful, and my heart is so full.’

On her way to A-list: Tiffany joined Andy Serkis to announce the Oscar nominees on January 23 and described the experience as 'awesome'

On her way to A-list: Tiffany joined Andy Serkis to announce the Oscar nominees on January 23 and described the experience as 'awesome'

On her way to A-list: Tiffany joined Andy Serkis to announce the Oscar nominees on January 23 and described the experience as ‘awesome’

 

Facebook shares slip despite jump in earnings

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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has outlined changes aimed at improving the social network which could limit the time people spend on the platform

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has outlined changes aimed at improving the social network which could limit the time people spend on the platform

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has outlined changes aimed at improving the social network which could limit the time people spend on the platform

Facebook on Wednesday reported earnings that handily beat expectations, but shares slumped as it outlined changes expected to curb the amount of time people spend on the world’s biggest social network.

Facebook said that profit in the three months of last year climbed 20 percent to $4.26 billion as ad revenue and ranks of members grew.

Revenue in the quarter leapt 47 percent to nearly $13 billion, but expenses also rose as its ranks of employees growing by the same percentage to finish the year at 25,105 workers.

Facebook said the number of monthly active users hit 2.13 billion in the past quarter, up 14 percent from a year ago.

Facebook shares fell more than four percent to $177.92 in after-market trades that followed release of the earnings figures.

Analysts have been cautious about Facebook as it revamps its News Feed as part of an effort to curb misinformation and refocus on updates from friends and family.

“2017 was a strong year for Facebook, but it was also a hard one,” Facebook co-founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said in the earnings release.

“In 2018, we’re focused on making sure Facebook isn’t just fun to use, but also good for people’s well-being and for society.”

Facebook intends to encourage meaningful real-world connections instead of promoting passive consumption of online content, according to Zuckerberg.

“We made changes to show fewer viral videos to make sure people’s time is well spent,” Zuckerberg said.

“In total, we made changes that reduced time spent on Facebook by roughly 50 million hours every day.”

Facebook said it set aside an additional $2.27 billion for taxes on profits to be repatriated from overseas, taking advantage of a lower rate in a recently approved US fiscal overhaul.

– Focusing on ‘community’ –

An employee walks past a Facebook logo at Facebook's new London headquarters

An employee walks past a Facebook logo at Facebook's new London headquarters

An employee walks past a Facebook logo at Facebook’s new London headquarters

A freshly introduced update highlights what friends and family share on the network, over advertisements, celebrity and media posts.

The company cast the changes as part of a refocus on “community” — prioritizing social interactions and relationships, even if it means people spend less time on the platform.

Facebook this week announced it will deliver more local news to US users, in its latest effort to manage the flow of information on the enormously-influential social network.

Earlier this month, Facebook announced it will ask its two billion users to rank their trust in news sources as part of an effort to combat the spread of misinformation.

The changes come as the online giant seeks to address charges that it has failed — along with Google and Twitter — to prevent the spread of false news, especially ahead of the 2016 US presidential election.

Recent changes at Facebook include a new “trusted sources” ranking intended to “make sure the news you see is high quality” and to foster “a sense of common ground” rather than sow division, Zuckerberg said in a previous post.

Known for annual personal goals ranging from killing his own food to learning Chinese, Zuckerberg’s stated mission for this year is to “fix” the social network.

He plans to target abuse and hate, as well as interference by nation states.

Facebook has also been moving to expand from its core social network to grow the image-sharing service Instagram, while ramping up the capabilities of its Messenger and WhatsApp services. It is also steeping up its efforts in virtual reality with its Oculus hardware unit.

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Bindi Irwin reveals Chandler Powell has moved to Australia

They’ve sparked engagement rumours during their three-year romance, since meeting on a tour of Australia Zoo in 2013.

And smitten Bindi Irwin revealed she has now moved in with her Florida-born boyfriend Chandler Powell, after he relocated to Queensland to be with her.

The 19-year-old daughter of the late Steve Irwin gushed about their ‘wonderful busy life’ together – and hinted at impending proposal rumours by teasing that they will ‘see what happens next.’

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Cute couple! Bindi Irwin, 19, has revealed she has now moved in with her Florida-based boyfriend Chandler Powell, 21, after he relocated to Queensland for her

Cute couple! Bindi Irwin, 19, has revealed she has now moved in with her Florida-based boyfriend Chandler Powell, 21, after he relocated to Queensland for her

Cute couple! Bindi Irwin, 19, has revealed she has now moved in with her Florida-based boyfriend Chandler Powell, 21, after he relocated to Queensland for her

Wake-boarder Chandler, 21, now lives with Bindi at the Irwin family’s famous 100-acre property. 

‘I’m so lucky that I’ve met someone who is excited and up for the challenge of our wonderful busy life,’ Bindi told PEOPLE magazine. ‘He is just amazing. 

‘Since he relocated, we’re having a great time throwing Chandler into everything. In the afternoon Robert [her brother] has been taking him out to feed the freshwater crocodiles and the gators.’

The teenager added that Chandler loves conservation and wildlife as much as she does, adding that it’s helpful he’s so strong as he can handle jumping on the crocodiles.  

Sweet: The 19-year-old daughter of the late Steve Irwin gushed that they have a 'wonderful busy life' together - and hinted at impending proposal rumours by teasing that they will 'see what happens next'

Sweet: The 19-year-old daughter of the late Steve Irwin gushed that they have a 'wonderful busy life' together - and hinted at impending proposal rumours by teasing that they will 'see what happens next'

Sweet: The 19-year-old daughter of the late Steve Irwin gushed that they have a ‘wonderful busy life’ together – and hinted at impending proposal rumours by teasing that they will ‘see what happens next’

She also fuelled engagement rumours shrouding their romance by gushing that they have a ‘great time together’.

The Animal Planet star teased: ‘We’re having a great time together on these wonderful adventures and we’ll see what happens next!’

Bindi first met Chandler in November 2013 when she gave the American hunk and his family a tour of Australia Zoo.

Discussing their relationship, she previously told The Australian Women’s Weekly: ‘I’ve found the one.’

The next step: Wake-boarder Chandler now lives with Bindi at the Irwin family's famous 100-acre property

The next step: Wake-boarder Chandler now lives with Bindi at the Irwin family's famous 100-acre property

The next step: Wake-boarder Chandler now lives with Bindi at the Irwin family’s famous 100-acre property

Smitten: 'I'm so lucky that I've met someone who is excited and up for the challenge of our wonderful busy life,' Bindi said of their romance 

Smitten: 'I'm so lucky that I've met someone who is excited and up for the challenge of our wonderful busy life,' Bindi said of their romance 

Smitten: ‘I’m so lucky that I’ve met someone who is excited and up for the challenge of our wonderful busy life,’ Bindi said of their romance 

Bindi added: ‘I’m lucky I have found the one, the person I want to spend all my time with.

‘We’re both lucky to have found that person, because that doesn’t always happen for people and we’re still so young.’

The wildlife warrior also said that her late father Steve would have ‘loved’ Chandler. 

Steve, died tragically just over 10 years ago, when she was eight years old. The Crocodile Hunter was pierced in the chest by a stingray barb back in 2006. 

Tragic: The wildlife warrior previously said that her late father Steve would have 'loved' Chandler (seen with Steve, her mother Terri and brother Robert)

Tragic: The wildlife warrior previously said that her late father Steve would have 'loved' Chandler (seen with Steve, her mother Terri and brother Robert)

Tragic: The wildlife warrior previously said that her late father Steve would have ‘loved’ Chandler (seen with Steve, her mother Terri and brother Robert)

Bindi has spoken before of her grief at losing her father so suddenly, telling Sunday Style in 2015: ‘You never actually move on from it.’

‘As a little kid, I remember people coming up to me and saying, “I’m so sorry [for your loss], sweetheart, but time heals all wounds”,’ she told the publication. 

‘There really isn’t a greater lie. It’s just not true. It’s like losing a part of your heart,’ she added. 

Devastating: Steve, died tragically just over 10 years ago, when she was eight years old. The Crocodile Hunter was pierced in the chest by a stingray barb back in 2006

Devastating: Steve, died tragically just over 10 years ago, when she was eight years old. The Crocodile Hunter was pierced in the chest by a stingray barb back in 2006

Devastating: Steve, died tragically just over 10 years ago, when she was eight years old. The Crocodile Hunter was pierced in the chest by a stingray barb back in 2006

 

Minorities hear division in Trump call for unity

President Donald Trump’s call for American unity in his first State of the Union address struck an us-versus-them tone for many minorities, raising questions as to what extent Americans are put off by a leader who continually draws criticism as bigoted and xenophobic.

For many people of color, Trump’s address before Congress on Tuesday night hardly reflected a shift in his ideology or his bruising style of governance. It was not lost on them that the president simply softened what he’s been saying all along, particularly when it comes to immigration, and sought to add a veneer of tolerance by using the stories of people of color to illustrate his points.

“After more than a year of toxic policies and attacks on marginalized communities, the time for hoping Trump might change is long over,” said Color of Change Executive Director Rashad Robinson.

President Donald Trump deliver his State of the Union address to a joint session of U.S. Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. (Jim Bourg/Pool via AP)

President Donald Trump deliver his State of the Union address to a joint session of U.S. Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. (Jim Bourg/Pool via AP)

President Donald Trump deliver his State of the Union address to a joint session of U.S. Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. (Jim Bourg/Pool via AP)

In taking credit for a drop in black unemployment, Trump showcased a black welder’s journey from unemployment to a meaningful career. At one point, he reiterated his disgust for NFL players’ national anthem protests against systemic racism by praising a 12-year-old white boy’s act of patriotism. And he conflated immigration with urban gun violence by highlighting two Long Island families who were victimized by gang members who were in the country illegally.

The result was a rhetorical throwback to mean-spirited race baiting of the past, said Brookings Institute research fellow Andre Perry.

“You replace ‘immigrant’ with ‘black person,’ and you’re talking 1950s rhetoric,” Perry said. “If you’re a person of color, it wasn’t a dog whistle – it was a direct attack. It wasn’t that long ago that blacks and women were not full citizens, but we were members of society denied rights under the law.”

While some praised Trump for staying on message and striking a more presidential tone, others pointed out that his tone contradicted his actions.

“President Trump can pause his Twitter habits long enough to deliver a prepared speech to a national TV audience, but isn’t doing anything real to bring us together or improve the lives of everyday Americans,” Democratic Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey said in a statement.

Reps. John Lewis of Georgia, Maxine Waters of California and Al Green of Texas – all Democrats who have criticized Trump- decided to skip the speech entirely.

“I’m part of those who decided that we would protest outside as a matter of principle to say to the president, ‘We disapprove of what you’re doing,'” Green said Tuesday night.

Others wore black to show their displeasure, and several wore sashes or ties made of African Kente cloth, a nod to the president’s reference to African nations as “shithole countries.” Some wore buttons bearing the name of Recy Taylor, a black Alabama woman gang raped by white men during the Jim Crow era; she died in late December at age 97.

“There was nothing to clap for, nothing to be happy about, nothing to smile about and nothing to be applauding about,” said Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman, a New Jersey Democrat who ordered the Recy Taylor buttons. “He takes credit for things he has no right to take credit for. He really did not speak to how racist he’s been or xenophobic he’s been or sexist he’s been, so he really didn’t speak to the things that I expected him to or would want him to have addressed.”

As Trump touted the low black unemployment rate, several black members of Congress sat stone-faced amid cheers from their Republican colleagues.

The speech, historically a list of priorities for presidents, was also about what Trump didn’t say. There was scant reference to hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, no mention of the racial violence that erupted last summer in Charlottesville, Virginia, nor of the evolving #MeToo movement against sexual harassment.

The president has denied that he is a racist. However, soon after his inauguration, he signed an executive order banning people from several Muslim countries from coming to America, prompting protests nationwide. To kickoff Black History Month last February, he clumsily referenced 19th-century abolitionist Frederick Douglass as if he were still alive. He defended white supremacists after they rallied in Charlottesville, blaming “both sides” for deadly violence there. And he has repeatedly labeled immigrants as criminal and targeted so-called sanctuary cities who refuse to aid federal law enforcement.

Such actions, Perry said, can’t be covered by “platitudes of American togetherness that mask rabid, structural racism and really doesn’t include black people, Latinos, immigrants and others.”

“It’s outrageous that people aren’t seeing the hypocrisy,” Perry added.

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Associated Press video journalist Noreen Nasir contributed to this report. Errin Haines Whack is The Associated Press’ national writer on race and ethnicity. Follow her work on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/emarvelous

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Simone Ormesher flaunts her figure in pink lingerie

She failed to capture the heart of eligible hunk Matty Johnson on The Bachelor last summer.

But Simone Ormesher will no doubt attract the affections of many other admirers with her latest Instagram snap, which saw her strip down to sizzling lingerie.

The 25-year-old former topless waitress flaunted every inch of her showstopping physique in her lacy pink underwear as she posed seductively on her bed.

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Avert your eyes! The Bachelor reject Simone Ormersher, 25, flaunted her incredible physique in semi-sheer pink lingerie for a steamy Instagram snap on Thursday

Avert your eyes! The Bachelor reject Simone Ormersher, 25, flaunted her incredible physique in semi-sheer pink lingerie for a steamy Instagram snap on Thursday

Avert your eyes! The Bachelor reject Simone Ormersher, 25, flaunted her incredible physique in semi-sheer pink lingerie for a steamy Instagram snap on Thursday

Holding a pink cushion in one hand, Simone ensured her enviably toned figure was on full display for the steamy shot.

The blonde bombshell quipped in the cheeky caption: ‘Yes boys pillow fights really do happen.’ 

Her latest snap comes after she enjoyed a sun-soaked trip to Melbourne during the summer heatwaves, sharing several bikini snaps of herself at Elwood Beach.

The British beauty joked that while she appeared to be relaxed while posing for the snap, she was actually being spiked in her posterior by some unwelcome shells.  

Lady in red: The blonde beauty shared this sizzling bikini snap to celebrate Australia Day

Lady in red: The blonde beauty shared this sizzling bikini snap to celebrate Australia Day

Lady in red: The blonde beauty shared this sizzling bikini snap to celebrate Australia Day

‘Looking like life is all good when in reality I have shells spiking me in the a*se,’ she revealed in the caption’. 

The reality star showed off her bronze tan and washboard abs as she sat awkwardly for the shot.

‘Looking amazing my love,’ commented an encouraging Felicity Egginton, who appeared on Survivor Australia, in the comments section.

Still smiling: She's the failed Bachelor contestant keeping her public profile active on Instagram

Still smiling: She's the failed Bachelor contestant keeping her public profile active on Instagram

Still smiling: She’s the failed Bachelor contestant keeping her public profile active on Instagram

Sizzling: It comes after she took to social media to flaunt her lithe figure during the Melbourne summer heatwave

Sizzling: It comes after she took to social media to flaunt her lithe figure during the Melbourne summer heatwave

Sizzling: It comes after she took to social media to flaunt her lithe figure during the Melbourne summer heatwave

Not long after her Bachelor stint in 2017, photos surfaced of the British-born beauty from when she once worked as a topless waitress. 

Her past was soon revealed on the show by fellow contestant and former topless waitress Leah Costa without Simone’s permission.

The incident led to a bitter feud between the pair, which resulted in Leah being kicked off the show by Matty J. 

Enhancement: Simone previously revealed on The Bachelor that she had  a breast augmentation when she was 22

Enhancement: Simone previously revealed on The Bachelor that she had  a breast augmentation when she was 22

Enhancement: Simone previously revealed on The Bachelor that she had a breast augmentation when she was 22

Simone recently sparked speculation that she may be off the market after being spotted posing with Australian Survivor’s Henry Nicholson.

The Bachelor babe was seen getting cosy with Henry as they rang in the New Year at a trendy venue in Melbourne’s St Kilda.

Taking to Instagram, Simone shared a snap of her and the Survivor castaway, who was outed as a fake yoga teacher on the latest season of the reality show. 

Party girl: She was most recently seen ringing in the new year at a party in Melbourne with another Survivor star, Henry Nicholson, whom she called a 'legend' on Instagram

Party girl: She was most recently seen ringing in the new year at a party in Melbourne with another Survivor star, Henry Nicholson, whom she called a 'legend' on Instagram

Party girl: She was most recently seen ringing in the new year at a party in Melbourne with another Survivor star, Henry Nicholson, whom she called a ‘legend’ on Instagram

 

Keanu Reeves stands on moving motorcycle in Super Bowl ad

Hollywood A-listers, half-naked hearthrobs and a whole heap of emotion is being deployed in this year’s Super Bowl ads as the annual marketing frenzy gets underway.

This year’s commercials are battling to snag the attention of some 110million viewers estimated to tune in to Sunday’s big game and are spending $5million or more for just 30 seconds of airtime alone.

 Hugh Jackman and Chris Hemsworth for ‘Crocodile Dundee’

Margot Robbie is another name in the trailer that sent Tourism Australia's digital engagement skyrocketing

Margot Robbie is another name in the trailer that sent Tourism Australia’s digital engagement skyrocketing

Hugh Jackman and Chris Hemsworth teased the internet this week by sharing video from Tourism Australia, who released a fake reboot of the pair in the 1986 Australian-American action comedy film.

The marketing scheme has already paid off – as the brand’s digital engagement has since skyrocketed, according to ad company Amobee.

Chris Pratt for Michelob Ultra

A shirtless and chiseled Chris Pratt will appear in Michelob Ultra’s ad where the sexy star suggests that, to be fit, ‘you gotta love Michelob Ultra.’

Danny DeVito for M&Ms

A talking red M&M is heard telling his edible friend, ‘I’ve had three people try to eat me today… sometimes I wish I was human.’

Danny DeVito will be seen dunked in a pool of chocolate in a funny M&M ad released Monday.

Chadwick Boseman for Lexus

Luxury car company Lexus released their ‘Long Live the King’ commercial featuring Chadwick Boseman.

Boseman plays the role of the Black Panther in the eye-popping ad promoting the sleek 2018 LS 500 luxury sedan.

Budweiser disaster relief

Budweiser will win over the hearts of viewers once again. This year’s commercial is focused on disaster relief after the slew of hurricanes and beyond that affected Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and California.

Tiffany Haddish for Groupon

Tiffany Haddish pleads with the public to support local businesses.

The commercial then cuts to a wealthy man who plots to crush small businesses, only to double over after players nail him with a kicked football.

Groupon insists the man isn’t hit in the groin, although the ad video is ambiguous.

Peyton Manning for Universal Parks & Resorts

Peyton Manning stars as the ‘vacation quarterback’ in the Universal Parks & Resorts commercial.

‘This is your moment… you are more than a team, you are family,’ Manning is heard encouraging a group of theme park-goers. ‘Now lets get out here and play!’

Bill Hader for Pringles

Bill Hader appears in Pringles’ first Super Bowl ad, as seen in the chip company’s teaser.

‘More people will see me in this than they have in the last three movies I’ve made,’ actor and comedian Hader muses in the teaser for the first Super Bowl spot.

Febreze

An ad for Febreze air freshener goes all in for toilet humor.

It presents a pseudo-documentary about a boy whose ‘bleep doesn’t stink,’ alluding to a profane phrase that commonly refers to people who are full of … themselves.

Amazon Alexa

In another hilarious commercial, Amazon virtual assistant Alexa loses her voice and the company CEO Jeff Bezos gets word about the tragic matter over the news.

Various celebrities appear in the commercial including Rebel Wilson and Gordon Ramsey. 

Cardi B also appears, and hilariously taunts one user after asking her how far away Mars is.

Doritos Vs Mountain Dew Ice

A hilarious advert shows actor Peter Dinklage face off in a rap battle with Morgan Freeman. The Game of Thrones actor lip syncs to Busta Rhymes to promote the spicy snack while Freeman mouths Missy Elliott to promote the soft drink.

Keanu Reeves for Squarespace 

Keanu Reeves stands up on a motorcycle moving at high speeds through the desert in a Squarespace ad set to the tune of the Adventures in Success, the 1983 song from Will Powers. The actor performed his own stunts in the ad. 

 

 

 

 

 

Islam Slimani joins Newcastle on loan from Leicester

  • Islam Slimani has signed for Newcastle on a loan deal until the end of the season
  • Newcastle have paid a loan fee of around £2million to sign the Algerian striker 
  • Aleksandar Mitrovic has left Newcastle to join Championship Fulham on loan 

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Islam Slimani has joined Newcastle from Leicester on a season-long loan deal.  

The Algerian arrives to bolster Rafa Benitez’s attacking options after struggling to nail down a starting spot at Leicester this campaign. 

Slimani signs for a loan fee of around £2million and will provide competition to Dwight Gayle, Joselu and Ayoze Perez up front for Newcastle.

Islam Slimani has joined Newcastle on loan until the end of the season from Leicester

Islam Slimani has joined Newcastle on loan until the end of the season from Leicester

Islam Slimani has joined Newcastle on loan until the end of the season from Leicester

Sportsmail’s exclusive photos showed the striker landing by private jet in Newcastle on Wednesday afternoon ahead of his medical.

Slimani’s arrival replaces Aleksandar Mitrovic in the squad, who has departed for Championship side Fulham on loan. 

Leicester had told Premier League rivals making an enquiry that they would only allow Slimani to leave on a permanent basis, with the asking price around £20million.

That stance has softened and, with Slimani wanting to stay in England, he will now join the relegation fight on Tyneside, although a thigh injury means he is unlikely to feature until the end of this month.

West Ham were also interested in Slimani, who joined Leicester for £28m in 2016 but has scored just eight Premier League goals in 18 months.

Benitez was desperate for a new striker and missed out on a loan move for Daniel Sturridge this week, while the club have refused to meet Feyenoord’s asking price of £22m for Nicolai Jorgensen.  

The 29-year-old becomes the third Leicester attacking player to leave on loan this week after Ahmed Musa and Leonardo Ulloa left for CSKA Moscow and Brighton.

Slimani has struggled for form since arriving from Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon for £29million in the summer of 2016. 

In a busy deadline day for the Magpies, Newcastle also added Slovakian goalkeeper Martin Dubravka on loan until the end of the season.

The Sparta Prague stopper has made nine appearances for Slovakia at international level and will compete with Karl Darlow and Rob Elliot for a starting spot.

Newcastle have sent Jack Colback on loan to Championship side Nottingham Forest after the midfielder was completely frozen out this season under Benitez.