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Zoe Ball earns respect with new BBC Radio 2 breakfast show

Zoe Ball earns respect with new BBC Radio 2 breakfast show

Entertainment
Media playback is unsupported on your device Zoe Ball has begun her tenure as BBC Radio 2's first female weekday breakfast host by playing Aretha Franklin's Respect as her first song."It had to be a dame on this occasion," she told listeners.Ball has taken over from Chris Evans in the most listened-to slot on the UK airwaves.She began Monday's show with the words: "Hello, my name is Zoe. How's your belly off for spots? Good morning Radio 2 superstar listeners, here we go."The saying "How's your belly off for spots?" is an alternative way of asking: "How are you?" Zoe Ball: 'I'm such a different person now' Seven facts about Zoe Ball ...
CES 2019 preview: What to expect at this year's trade show, from 5G data to 8K TVs

CES 2019 preview: What to expect at this year's trade show, from 5G data to 8K TVs

Technology
The second week in January is like Christmas for gearheads and technofiles because it’s when the annual CES tech convention hits the Las Vegas strip. The Consumer Technology Association, which operates CES, is expecting 182,000 people to attend the trade show this year and 4,400 companies to exhibit their products. Although the show officially kicks off on Tuesday, those who can’t wait — and reporters — are getting an early glimpse at the goods. Here is the new tech to look out for at this year’s expo. The splashiest headlines coming out of CES will likely revolve around 5G technology on a variety of devices. After years of chatter about speeding up wireless systems, it seems the industry is finally ready to go. “Smartphones and tablets will be abl...
Madhya Pradesh: India election results show nail-biting contest

Madhya Pradesh: India election results show nail-biting contest

World
Preliminary election results in the central state of Madhya Pradesh show a nail-biting contest between India's ruling BJP and the opposition Congress.The results show a late comeback for the BJP in the state after early results put Congress well ahead.However, Congress is leading in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, which were previous BJP strongholds.Correspondents say the polls will boost the opposition ahead of general elections due in 2019. A shot in the arm for the opposition?Soutik Biswas, BBC News, DelhiThis is the last round of state polls before general elections, which will be held in the next few months.The Congress's vastly improved performance in the thre...

Kim Kardashian’s shimmering assets steal Versace Show

Entertainment
The reality star, 38, was accompanied by her husband Kanye West sitting front row at Donatella Versace’s pre-fall 2019 collection, held at the American Stock Exchange in New York.kim Kardashian was sure to break a few necks in the ‘chain mail’ dress, one look into the letterbox and we saw cleavage!.Channelling her inner Barbie, the reality TV queen’s growing assets and famous hips were complemented by glitzy pink crystals that covered the Versace dress.The barely-there mini dress left nothing to the imagination and definitely left a few of us hot under the collar.Kanye posed next to Kim playfully sticking his tongue out and giving paparazzi the finger.The rapper was his usual trendy self, rocking an oversized coat and sporting a new blonde hairdo with red patches. T...
Whiskey the Whippet crowned winner at National Dog Show

Whiskey the Whippet crowned winner at National Dog Show

Entertainment
Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Whiskey the Whippet was crowned the winner of the National Dog Show in Philadelphia on Thursday. "I think it's an outstanding example of what an ideal Whippet would look like," Whiskey's handler Justin Smithey said when asked about how his dog scored the Best in Show title. "This is our companion, our pet. He was born by my bed." The Whippet, a medium-sized dog, originated in England, where the breed descended from greyhounds and was first registered by the American Kennel Club in 1888. Whippets reach speeds of up to 35 miles per hour.He's perfect. Congrats to Whiskey the Whippet on winning Best In Show! #NationalDogShow pic.twitter.com/sCzoUCREwV— NBC Entertainment (@nbc) November 22, 2018 The AKC said the name Whippet seems to derive from "whappet," which me...