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Elizabeth Debicki to play Princess Diana on ‘The Crown’

Elizabeth Debicki to play Princess Diana on ‘The Crown’

Entertainment
Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Elizabeth Debicki has confirmed she signed on to play Britain's Princess Diana in Seasons 5 and 6 of The Crown on Netflix. "Princess Diana's spirit, her words and her actions live in the hearts of so many. It is my true privilege and honor to be joining this masterful series, which has had me absolutely hooked from Episode 1," a statement from the actress posted on the fact-based costume drama's Twitter account said Sunday. Advertisement Debicki, 29, is known for her roles in The Great Gatsby, The Night Manager and The Cloverfield Paradox. She will soon be seen in the film, Tenet. Season 5 of The Crown will feature Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth II, Jonathan Pryce as Prince Philip and Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret. The show about the royal family will end with ...
Bafta TV Awards: Chernobyl and The Crown among nominees

Bafta TV Awards: Chernobyl and The Crown among nominees

Entertainment
Chernobyl leads the field at this year's Bafta Television Awards, with 14 nominations.The Sky Atlantic miniseries, which was heavily praised by critics, was based on the 1986 disaster at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.It becomes one of the most-nominated shows in the ceremony's history, tying with the 14 nominations Killing Eve received last year.Netflix's Royal drama The Crown has seven nominations in total.Other nominees at this year's ceremony include Fleabag and Giri/Haji - which receive six nominations each.The top Bafta TV nominees Chernobyl - 14 The Crown - 7 Fleabag - 6 Giri / Haji - 6 Bafta TV Awards: The nominations in full The Virtues, Killing Eve, Sex Education and Top Boy have also been recognised.Chernobyl has th...
Belmont Stakes rescheduled, will kick off Triple Crown series

Belmont Stakes rescheduled, will kick off Triple Crown series

Sports
May 19 (UPI) -- The Belmont Stakes, normally the 1 1/2-mile anchor leg of the U.S. Triple Crown, this year will lead off the series June 20 and will be scaled back to 1 1/8 miles. The announcement Tuesday by the New York Racing Association follows earlier proclamations that the Kentucky Derby will be run Sept. 5, rather than its traditional first Saturday in May, and the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course will move from May 16 to Oct. 3. All three races were rescheduled because of the COVID-19 pandemic precautions. NYRA said the 152nd renewal of the $ 1 million Belmont will be run without fans in the stands. This will be the first time the Belmont has led off the Triple Crown but not the first time the "test of the champion" has been run at 1 1/8 miles. The race was run at that dis...
Liverpool just FOUR wins from first Premier League crown as Reds scrape past spirited West Ham

Liverpool just FOUR wins from first Premier League crown as Reds scrape past spirited West Ham

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Liverpool need to win just four more league matches to wrap up their first ever Premier League crown having beaten a West Ham spirited side 3-2 on Monday night at Anfield. Goals from Issa Diop and Pablo Fornals appeared to have put West Ham on course for an unlikely win after Georginio Wijnaldum had opened the scoring. But second-half strikes from Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane saw the Reds get the three points and equal Manchester City’s 2017/18 record of 18 league victories on the bounce. Getty Images - Getty Liverpool rode their luck as the close in on the league title Pre-match, Liverpool were expected to wipe the floor with their struggling opponents and the expectant Anfield crowd didn’t have to wait long for to get out of their seats with Wijnal
Saudi crown prince ‘possibly involved’ in Bezos hacking – UN

Saudi crown prince ‘possibly involved’ in Bezos hacking – UN

Technology
The United Nations has said that it believes that the Saudi crown prince could be involved in the hacking of Amazon boss Jeff Bezos' mobile phone.Mr Bezos, the world's richest man, allegedly received a WhatsApp message in 2018 that contained a malicious file, said to be from the personal account of the Saudi Arabian leader Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman. The UN said that it is "gravely concerned" by the information it received about the case from Mr Bezos' team, saying the hack is in contravention of "fundamental international human rights". Image: Jeff Bezos is the boss and founder of Amazon It also called for an immediate investigation by the US and other authorities into the incident.UN human rights experts said in a statement: "...