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Louis Tomlinson and Robbie Williams named new judges on The X Factor

Louis Tomlinson and Robbie Williams named new judges on The X Factor

Entertainment
Robbie Williams is to join the X Factor judging panel when the show returns to screens this summer, ITV has announced.The former Take That singer, 44, fills the vacancy left by long-standing judge Louis Walsh, who quit the show last month after 13 years.Louis Tomlinson will join the panel along with Robbie's wife Ayda Field, and long-term judge Simon Cowell.Sharon Osbourne will also be a judge - but only on the live shows that follow the pre-filmed auditions.The new judging panel was unveiled in central London on Tuesday ahead of the auditions, which are set to begin later this week.One Direction's Louis Tomlinson, 26, will take up his position after finding fame on the show in 2010.The Back to You singer appeared as a guest judg...
St. Louis Cardinals look to get key hitters going vs. Minnesota Twins

St. Louis Cardinals look to get key hitters going vs. Minnesota Twins

Sports
Matt Carpenter returned to the St. Louis Cardinals' lineup Tuesday night after getting a few days off to regroup. Now, it's Dexter Fowler's turn to get back on track. Fowler is expected back among St. Louis' starting nine Wednesday when the Cardinals wrap up a two-game interleague series with the Minnesota Twins at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minn. The center fielder was expected to be a sparkplug atop St. Louis' lineup this season, but both he and Carpenter got off to the worst offensive starts of their careers. Carpenter was batting .145 and Fowler .146 when the Cardinals arrived in Minneapolis. Carpenter went hitless on Tuesday and his average is down to .140. Fowler went 0-for-6 in St. Louis' 2-1 victory Saturday night and spent nearly an hour in the batting cage after the game, ...
Louis CK: Sexual misconduct claims 'true'

Louis CK: Sexual misconduct claims 'true'

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American comedian Louis CK has said the allegations of sexual misconduct against him are true.He issued a statement as his new film I Love You Daddy was scrapped by its distributor after five women made claims against the Emmy-winning performer.Comedy actresses Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov are among the accusers and they told the New York Times he had masturbated in front of them after inviting them to his hotel room after a show in 2002.Another actress, Abby Schachner, said the comedian masturbated while he was on the phone to her when she called to invite him to one of her shows.Rebecca Corry, a comedian, claimed the actor asked her if he could masturbate in front of her in 2005.The fifth woman, who wanted to remain anonymous, said he repeatedly asked her to watch him masturbate whil...
San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals interested in Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton

San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals interested in Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton

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July 16 (UPI) -- A no-trade clause hasn't stopped teams from asking the Miami Marlins about Giancarlo Stanton's availability.Sources told SiriusXM radio that teams are "calling the Marlins on Stanton." The report stated that there is a "belief" that Stanton is willing to waive his no-trade clause and that the San Francisco Giants are showing the most interest. The St. Louis Cardinals also "checked in." Sources told SiriusXM radio that Stanton "prefers to stay" with the Marlins if the team stays together.The 27-year-old outfielder is having one of his best seasons. Stanton has a league-high 26 home runs, 59 RBI and is hitting .275 through 88 games. The four-time All-Star signed a 13-year, $ 325 million contract with the Marlins in 2014. He is due $ 14.5 million this season, but his salary e...