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‘We have always been picked on’: Serena Williams calls out discrimination against black women in sport

‘We’re always picked on’ (Picture: Getty Images) Serena Williams has spoken out against the discrimination she faces in sport – especially when it comes to drug testing. The tennis champion was tested five times by the United States Anti-Doping Agency in 2018, according to its records. But Sloane Stephens, who won the US open last year, was only tested once. Now, as the cover star of this months’ Time magazine, the 36-year-old posed powerfully in a black crop top, as she addressed the different ways in which she is treated in her industry. In the lengthy interview feature accompanying the cover, the Olympian discussed everything from her struggles on the court to her motherhood fears with writer Sean Gregory. A Queen (Picture: Time/@serenawilliams) Speaking to Time, Serena said: ‘Look at me. I was born this way. They’re like, “Oh, she can’t be that great, she must be doing something.” I don’t even lift weights. ‘It’s all God, you know. But whatever.’ The Wimbledon champ also poi..

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Bradley Cooper admits he was warned against directing troubled film A Star Is Born

Bradley and Gaga star in the film (Picture: Warner Bros. Pictures) Bradley Cooper has revealed that a lot of people he ‘respects’ told not to take on his directorial project A Star Is Born. The film will be the story’s fourth big screen adaptation and famously went through many directors and actors before Cooper was able to get it in to production with Lady Gaga in the female lead role. ‘I had a lot of people tell me, “Please don’t do this” — people I respect and who care about me,’ said the 43-year-old actor turned director. ‘I just knew this could be the end of everything if it doesn’t work. It’s like, “Who’s this guy making the fourth [version] of this movie? Shut up already.” But I still could not deny what I felt deep down, and that’s why it was this movie. ‘It sort of ignited something in me.’ To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Cooper also wro..

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Gok Wan warns against dangerous body aspirations as he talks Kim Kardashian and cycling shorts

Gok Wan warns against unrealistic body types (Picture: Getty / Rex) Gok Wan is known for empowering women and making them feel great whatever shape or size they might be. However, the star has warned against aiming for unrealistic body aspirations, reminding fans that they must work with their own genetics. Talking to Metro.co.uk, the 43-year-old spoke about the popular hourglass figure, and how society needs to be careful when aspiring to be something they’re not. He said: ‘There are tricks to giving yourself a far more hourglass figure, but it’s one of those things where people desire to look like somebody else when it’s purely down to genetics. ‘Kim Kardashian’s body looks like Marilyn Monroe’s who had a very similar frame. But it’s about where do we stop when trying to get that look, without removing the ribs and having lots of invasive surgery and implants in the boobs and the bum and everything else.’ He says it’s all about your own genetics (Picture: Getty Images) The styli..

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Forget KSI, Logan Paul believes he could win in a fight against Conor McGregor

Forget KSI, Logan Paul wants to fight Conor McGregor (Picture: Getty – Backgrid) Forget KSI, Logan Paul has revealed he believes he can beat Conor McGregor, the former Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight and lightweight champion. ‘I want to fight a UFC fighter,’ Logan revealed, weeks before he is due to meet KSI in the ring for an amateur boxing match. ‘I’ve done athletics my whole life,’ Logan added, before telling the camera: ‘Dana White, are you watching this, bro? Pick a fight for me.’ Speaking alongside his brother Jake, the pair then reveal that they have been considering one of them fighting McGregor, and Jake believes they could ‘1000%’ beat him. Conor McGregor knocks down Nate Diaz in their welterweight bout in 2016 (Picture: Getty Images) McGregor began his MMA career in 2008 and in 2015 he defeated José Aldo for the UFC Featherweight Championship via knockout thirteen seconds into the first round, the fastest victory in UFC title fight history. Speaking to TMZ,..

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Rape claim against Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter being reviewed by prosecutor

Sexual assault claims against Nick Carter are being reviewed by prosecutors (Picture: Getty) Prosecutors are considering whether to file sexual assault charges against Nick Carter, following claims he raped a singer in 2002. Melissa Schuman filed a police report against the Backstreet Boys star earlier this year, alleging he forced her to perform oral sex on him, before he raped her. According to the Daily Mail, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office has confirmed they are now reviewing the case, six months after the report was filed. The 38-year-old has vehemently denied the claims. Melissa Schuman claims Nick Carter sexually assaulted her (Picture: WireImage) In a statement shared when the allegations first came to light, the I Want It That Way singer said: ‘I am shocked and saddened by Ms. Schuman’s accusations. ‘Melissa never expressed to me while we were together or at any time since that anything we did was not consensual. ‘We went on to record a song..

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‘You should live your life first’: Danny Dyer warns Dani and Jack against having kids too soon

Jack and Dani are moving in together and are already talking marriage (Picture: James Gourley/ITV/REX/Shutterstock) Jack Fincham and Dani Dyer decided to move in together while still in the Love Island villa, and are already discussing marriage. But there won’t be an expansion of the Jani brood just yet – that is, if Danny Dyer has anything to do with it. The EastEnders actor has warned his daughter off having children too early, after welcoming her with now-wife Jo Mas when he was just 20. Following Dani and Jack’s Love Island win, Danny told the Daily Star: ‘As much as I love Dani, and of course I’m overjoyed we had her, I would advise her to have children later on in life. Danny doesn’t want his daughter to rush into starting a family (Picture: Joanne Davidson/Silverhub/REX/Shutterstock) ‘You should live your life first. There are benefits to having kids early, but you lose a lot of your own childhood and self discovery.’ The 41-year-old – who is also father to Sunnie, 11, and ..

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Orange is the New Black’s Jackie Cruz encourages white people to unite in the fight against racism

Flaca has had to learn to go it alone this season (Picture: Netflix) Orange is the New Black star Jackie Cruz has urged more white people to stand forward in the figure against injustice and prejudice in today’s political climate. The actress, who plays Flaca in the long-running Netflix drama, has found the world take a dark turn in America over the past few years. Speaking to Metro.co.uk, Jackie praised her ex-co-star Matt McGorry, who is now most known for playing Asher on How to Get Away with Murder. He has also become a prominent activist on and off line with regards to a series of political issues including racial imbalance, children and parents being separated at the border, and systematic misogyny. Jackie has urged fans to fight against injustice and says “no voice is too small” (Photo by Michael Stewart/FilmMagic) She told us: ‘No voice is too small, and I just feel like….people like, let’s say Matt McGorry, he’s been fighting for all of us, and I think we need more peop..

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Sarah Silverman defends herself against unearthed 2009 tweet as fans brand her a ‘paedophile’

Sarah Silverman came under fire for her recent tweet (Picture: Wenn) Sarah Silverman recently came under fire for a tweet she shared back in 2009, joking about molestation. Fans unearthed the post in question, which read: ‘Hey, is it considered molestation if the child makes the first move? I’m gonna need a quick answer on this.’ However, while the 47-year-old has received a lot of backlash over the post – which is still visible on her page – she hit back at critics who branded her a ‘paedophile’. Some very odd people R saying I’m a pedo, re: a joke from a time not that long ago when hard absurd jokes by comedians were acknowledged for what they were — jokes — not a disengenuous national threat to people fake-clutching their pearls (whilst ranting the country’s too PC) — Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) July 26, 2018 The comedian tweeted: ‘Some very odd people R saying I’m a pedo, re: a joke from a time not that long ago when hard absurd jokes by comedians were acknowledged for ..

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Gordon Ramsay will battle against locals making their own food in new show, and people are irritated

Gordon’s new show has people rather bothered (Picture: Getty) Gordon Ramsay is going globetrotting for his new show – but not everyone is down for the ride. The chef has attracted backlash for his new show Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted, the premise of which seems to be Ramsay teaching locals in foreign countries how to cook their cuisine properly. Yeah, we’re not sure why anyone thought that would go down well. National Geographic announced that Uncharted will premiere in 171 countries next year, with Gordon ’embarking on anthropology-through-cuisine expeditions’. The blurb is as follows: ‘Each episode of UNCHARTED will include three key ingredients: unlocking a culture’s culinary secrets through exploration and adventure with local food heroes, no matter where they may lead him; tracking down high-octane traditions, pastimes and customs that are specific to the region in hopes of discovering the undiscovered; and, finally, testing Ramsay against the locals, pitting his own interpretati..

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