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Rising number of celebrities selling video messages during pandemic – with some bizarre requests

Rising number of celebrities selling video messages during pandemic – with some bizarre requests

Technology
Ever wanted some words of support from your football hero? How about help with a marriage proposal from a famous musician?The coronavirus pandemic has hit the entertainment industry hard - and it's seen a growing number of celebrities selling personalised video messages online. Websites such as Cameo and Memmo give members of the public the chance to ask stars to record a shout-out for their friends or relatives, with prices ranging from around £15 to several hundred pounds.Nigel Farage is one of the latest names to sign up to Cameo - a site which has attracted big stars in the US - with a video from the former Brexit Party leader setting you back £75.Simon Webbe, who found fame with the boyband Blue, says he charges around £50 for a personalised video on Memmo and he received about 100 re...
QAnon: The bizarre pro-Trump conspiracy theory growing ahead of the US election

QAnon: The bizarre pro-Trump conspiracy theory growing ahead of the US election

Technology
It has been described as a right-wing conspiracy theory, an emerging religious movement, and even as a domestic terrorism threat in one FBI bulletin - but what exactly is QAnon?Put simply, QAnon is a surprisingly popular hoax based on the cryptic posts of an individual or group purporting to possess inside knowledge of the Trump administration's secret fight against an evil global cabal. QAnon's followers (which include at least one Republican candidate for the US Senate) often disagree about very significant details of the conspiracy which they believe is taking place. Image: Members of QAnon regularly attend Trump rallies What details do they agree about?Generally they all believe that Donald Trump is fighting against a secretive an...
Gang Starr: The bizarre story behind their final album

Gang Starr: The bizarre story behind their final album

Entertainment
"Who'd have thought you'd be rhyming with ghosts?" J Cole asks himself, as he trades bars with the late rap legend Guru on Gang Starr's new single Family and Loyalty.The answer is complicated. Really complicated.Gang Starr were the Brooklyn rap group who set the bar for street-wise, sample-chopping, socially-conscious rap in the 1990s, with singles like Just To Get A Rep, Mass Appeal and Step In The Arena.But when their charismatic frontman Guru died in 2010 from a rare form of cancer, the chances of hearing the band's unreleased music appeared to have died along with him, with the star writing a letter from his deathbed that effectively cut his musical partner DJ Premier out of his legacy. "I do not wish my ex-DJ to have anythin...
Atalanta 1-1 Manchester City: Defender Kyle Walker goes in goal in bizarre game in Milan

Atalanta 1-1 Manchester City: Defender Kyle Walker goes in goal in bizarre game in Milan

Sports
Defender Kyle Walker had to play in goal for the closing stages as Manchester City held on to draw with Atalanta in the Champions League.Walker replaced substitute goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, who was sent off for a sliding tackle on Josip Ilicic outside the box, having replaced first-choice keeper Ederson at half-time.Raheem Sterling had given the visitors a 1-0 lead in the first half of their group-stage game before Chelsea loannee Mario Pasalic equalised four minutes after the restart. City striker Gabriel Jesus also missed a first-half penalty in a bizarre game at the San Siro.'One of the most fun things in football' - Walker dons the gloves and everyone loves itChampions League permutations...
Tiger Woods roars into Masters contention despite bizarre security guard collision

Tiger Woods roars into Masters contention despite bizarre security guard collision

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Masters second-round leaderboard-7: F Molinari (Ita), J Day (Aus), B Koepka (US), A Scott (Aus), L Oosthuizen (SA); -6: D Johnson (US), J Harding (SA), T Woods (US), X Schauffele (US); -5: I Poulter (Eng), J Rahm (Spa)Selected others: -4 P Mickelson (US); -3: B DeChambeau (US), R Fowler (US); -2: T Fleetwood (Eng); -1: J Spieth (US), B Langer (Ger), P Reed (US); Level: R McIlroy (NI); +2: T Hatton (Eng); +3: E Pepperell (Eng) Full leaderboardTiger Woods is in contention to win a first major since 2008 despite almost being injured in a bizarr...