Nick Jonas turned the Billboard Music Awards into a gun show on Sunday, showing off his ridiculously ripped physique and giving fans on Twitter virtual fainting spells at his sculpted biceps.And Jonas was eating it up.
Maybe it was his time spent on the set of Jumanji with Dwayne “The Rock” Jonhson, but the 25-year-old singer and actor showed up to the Billboard Music Awards red carpet positively ripped. He clearly knew what he was doing, wearing a red, short-sleeved shirt that looked like it was barely containing the muscles beneath it. He also sported a single suspender, not that anybody really seemed to notice.
Twitter lit up, the majority of whom described Jonas using varying food analogies. A few samples:
“Everyone out here shook at Nick Jonas being a full course meal,” wrote one Twitter fan. “Sis, I’ve been ordering this meal since he’s been singing about looking ME in the eyes. I’ve always known. here’s to my OG .” She finished her message with a tongue emoji.
Jonas noticed, liking about a dozen similar comments and responding on Twitter to the hubbub.
One Twitter user pointed out Jonas’ resemblance — particularly with the red shirt — to the buff (but hapless) Gaston, from Disney’s animated Beauty and the Beast. Jonas himself responded with a raised eyebrow emoji.
The royal newlyweds! Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan’s first official wedding portraits are here — and they’re breathtaking!
The three pictures were taken by photographer Alexi Lubomirski in the Green Drawing Room of Windsor Castle, following the carriage procession. The newly married couple were joined by royal family members including Prince William, Duchess Kate, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla, as well as their young bridesmaids and page boys.
“The Duke and Duchess would like to thank everyone who took part in the celebrations of their wedding,” a spokesperson for Kensington Palace said in a statement on Monday, May 21. “They feel so lucky to have been able to share their day with all those gathered in Windsor and those who watched on television across the U.K., Commonwealth and around the world.”
Harry, 33, and Meghan, 36, tied the knot on Saturday, May 19, at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, in front of 600 guests. Prince Charles walked the former actress down the aisle after her father, Thomas Markle, revealed on May 15 that he would no longer attend the nuptials after he suffered a heart attack and was seemingly caught staging photos with the paparazzi.
“Prince Charles was very touched to be asked by Meghan to walk her down the aisle and he is very much looking forward to welcoming her into the family,” a palace insider told Us Weekly on Friday, May 18. The insider added that there is a “real growing affection” between Charles, Duchess Camilla, Meghan and Meghan’s mom, Doria Ragland.
Prince William was Harry’s best man, while two of his children with Duchess Kate, Prince George, and Princess Charlotte, served as a page boy and a bridesmaid, respectively. William and Kate’s third child, Prince Louis, who was born on April 26, did not attend the nuptials.
After the ceremony, the couple and their guests, including George and Amal Clooney, David and Victoria Beckham and various cast members from Meghan’s former series, Suits, enjoyed a luncheon hosted by Queen Elizabeth II at St George’s Hall. Later that evening, Harry, Meghan (née Markle) and 200 of their closet family and friends attended a private reception hosted by Prince Charles at Frogmore House. (Multiple sources confirmed to Us on May 16 that Meghan’s Suits costars did not score an invite to the second reception.)
After meeting on a blind date in July 2016, Harry and Meghan announced their engagement in November 2017. They will attend their first official event as a married couple at a celebration for Charles’ birthday at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday, May 22.
Rafa served for the match. Something that looked VERY unlikely before the rain came down. Rafa charges the net – he looks very confident now – and for the second point in a row, Sascha misses just long with a lob. 15-0. Sascha then digs out a backhand that angles across court and Rafa can’t return. 15-15. Zverev appears to have decided to attack and to hell with the consequences. He sends a forehand long. 30-15. A beautiful forehand winner from Rafa. 40-15 – two match points. Rafa has a chance at the net to seal it but Zverev sends him wide and he has to stretch for a volley and bundles the ball into the net. Good defense from Sascha there. 40-30. The next time he makes no mistake. Another stretching volley but this time he drops it short and Sascha can’t make it. Rafa wins his eighth Italian Open title.
The Rainbreak is over: Third set: *Nadal 6-1, 1-6, 2-3 Zverev
And here come the players. Zverev makes his way on to the court, followed shortly afterward by Nadal. We’ll have a brief warm-up and then we can resume.
Pictures from yesterday’s Italian Open, 2018. Nadal wins his 32 Master 1000 title ~ Most of all player.Top seed Rafael Nadal survived a scare in the final of the 2018 Italian Open on Sunday as he needed three sets to beat Alexander Zverev. Nadal won the first 6-1, but Zverev hit back to take the second by the same score and was up a break in the decider.
The match was interrupted by a rain delay that clearly helped Nadal, as he came back out and broke twice to clinch the third set 6-3.
Zverev made the perfect start to the match as he put pressure on Nadal’s first service game and converted his third break point courtesy of a backhand error by the Spaniard.
Yet his delight was short-lived as Nadal hit back instantly, breaking the German at love to level up the match.
Nadal started moving through the gears as he broke Zverev twice more to take a 5-1 lead with some sublime tennis.
Tennis TV showed just how well he was playing:
Nadal went on to clinch the first set 6-1 and looked on course to cruise to victory. Ben Rothenberg of the New York Times noted how dominant he was:However, the second set was a different story. Zverev held serve and then broke Nadal as the Spaniard netted a backhand passing shot.
The momentum was suddenly with Zverev, while errors started to creep into Nadal’s game. A brilliant backhand down the line from the German gave him a double break and a 4-0 lead.
Nadal did manage to avoid being bagelled as he pulled a game back to make it 5-1 but could not prevent Zverev from taking the set.
Stuart Fraser at The Times felt it was Nadal’s worst set on clay in many years:
Zverev had break points in the opening game of the deciding set, and Nadal needed all of his fighting qualities to save the first two. However, the pressure told eventually as the German converted with his third break point of the game as Nadal put a volley wide.
Christopher Clarey of the New York Times showed where Zverev was having success:
Zverev held serve to move into a 2-0 lead and make it eight games out of nine for the 21-year-old, as noted by Rothenberg:Nadal finally stopped the rot at 2-1, but the play was then interrupted at 3-1 by rain. The players emerged long enough for Nadal to hold serve for 3-2 before the covers came on again.
This time there was a substantial delay, and it helped Nadal as he came out and broke back immediately to make it 3-3.
Suddenly Nadal was back to his best, and he broke again before serving out the match to clinch his eighth title in Rome.
The win will also return him to the No. 1 spot in the world, as noted by journalist Jose Morgado:
It was an impressive comeback from Nadal, who looked incredibly shaky before the rain delay but then won all four games after it to seal the win.
The Spaniard will head to the 2018 French Open once again the outstanding favourite to win, but Zverev deserves credit for his performance and will be a threat at Roland Garros.Rafael Nadal won his record high 32 Masters 1000, and 8th Italian Open.
It was an understandably emotional day for Prince Harry Saturday, who was moved to tears after seeing his bride Meghan walk down the aisle.
And the royal, 33, was also overcome by emotion while listening to the choir sing Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer, which was one of Diana’s favourites.
Harry and Meghan chose to include the hymn as a tribute to Diana after it was performed at her funeral at Westminster Abbey 20 years ago when the prince was just 12-years-old.
The royal managed to maintain his composure throughout, but seemed to wipe away tears as the closing bars of the hymn were played.Harry admitted in an ITV documentary last year that he had only cried twice over his mother’s death.
‘The first time I cried was at the funeral on the island,’ he said, referring to Diana’s private burial at Althorp.
‘And only since then, maybe once more. There’s a lot of grief that still needs to be… to be let out.’
The royal and his bride Meghan Markle made sure to include tributes to his late mother throughout their big day on Saturday. Meghan carried a bouquet containing forget-me-nots, specifically chosen as they were Diana’s favourite flower.
‘The couple specifically chose them to be included in Ms. Markle’s bouquet to honour the memory of the late Princess on this special day,’ a spokesperson for Kensington Palace said.
Meghan’s dress features a graphic open bateau neckline and slender sculpted waist, teamed with a silk tulle veil with a trim of hand-embroidered flowers
The late royal’s sister Lady Jane Fellowes gave the only reading of the service, the eighth chapter of the Song of Solomon.
Meanwhile, Diana’s close friend Elton John – who performed at her funeral – was asked by Harry to play a medley of his best-loved hits during the couple’s lunchtime reception. Meghan’s engagement ring, designed by Harry, features two stones from Diana’s personal collection.
The bride also wore one of her late mother-in-law’s pieces for last night’s evening reception, flashing Diana’s aquamarine ring as the couple departed for Frogmore House.
How Harry bottled up his grief over Princess Diana.
In interviews last year to mark the 20th anniversary of his mother’s death, Prince Harry admitted how bottling up his emotions made a devastating impact on his mental health. He had, he confessed, been ‘very close’ to a complete mental breakdown on numerous occasions.
The turmoil over his emotions saw him endure two years of what he described as ‘total chaos’ before seeking professional counseling on the advice of Prince William.
He disclosed that he had only begun to address this grief when, at the age of 28, he had felt himself to be ‘on the verge of punching someone’ while also facing anxiety when carrying out official engagements.
In a video filmed for the Heads Together campaign last year, Harry and William admitted that they hadn’t spoken to each other enough in the past about their mother’s death.
Harry said: ‘We’ve never really talked about losing a mum at such a young age.’‘I always thought, what’s the point of bringing up something that’s only going to make you sad. It ain’t going to change it. It ain’t going to bring her back,’
He is now an outspoken mental health advocate along with his brother William and sister-in-law the Duchess of Cambridge, who are aiming to change the conversation around mental health with their Heads Together campaign.
Tanya Van Cuylenborg and Jay Cook left Victoria on Nov. 18, 1987, for what was supposed to be a quick trip to Seattle.
The couple caught the MV Coho ferry from Victoria to Port Angeles, arriving at about 5:30 p.m. They missed a turnoff, so stopped at a local grocery store.
They got to Allen, Wash., at about 9:30 p.m. and stopped at a deli there. At 10:16 p.m., they bought a ticket for the Bremerton ferry to Seattle, which would have put them in the city about 11:30 p.m.
The pair had planned to sleep in the van near the former Kingdome stadium. A missing person report was filed two days later, according to news archives.
Jay’s body was found days later dumped on the side of the road in Snohomish County, covered with a blue blanket. He had been strangled.
On Nov. 24, a man walking on an isolated road near Alger, south of Bellingham in Skagit County, discovered Tanya’s body in a ditch. She had been sexually assaulted and shot in the back of the head with a .38-calibre firearm. She had been restrained with zip-tie-type fasteners.
The following day, her wallet, her ID, keys for the van, a pair of surgical gloves and a partial box of ammunition were found under the back porch of a Bellingham pub. The brown van that Jay and Tanya had been driving was found a block away from the pub, beside the Greyhound bus station, locked and in a parking lot.
A witness told police it had been there since Nov. 21.
Some of the couple’s items were missing — a green backpack and a black men’s jacket, as well as Tanya’s Minolta camera, which has never been found, although its lens turned up at a Portland pawnshop in 1990.
It was just last month that we were reminded of the horrific details of the 1987 murders of Tanya Van Cuylenborg and Jay Cook.
The case had gone unsolved for more than 30 years. Until this week.
Investigators announced Friday that they had made an arrest after using a public genealogy website to find relatives that matched the DNA found at the crime scene three decades ago.
Family members of two young Victoria sweethearts murdered 31 years ago expressed relief and gratitude Friday after a Washington man was arrested in connection with their brutal slayings.
William Earl Talbott, 55, was picked up as he left his Seattle trucking job Thursday and charged with killing Tanya Van Cuylenborg, 18, in November 1987.He is also expected to be charged with murdering Tanya’s boyfriend, Jay Cook, 20, Snohomish County Det. Jim Scharf said Friday.
Cook’s mother, Lee, said she had “waited and hoped for a day like this” ever since Jay and Tanya vanished while on an overnight trip to Seattle. Days later, their bodies were found dumped in neighbouring Washington counties.
“How could we have known that instead, the day could be so bittersweet. On one hand, we are closer to closure. And on the other, we are still at a loss and I don’t have my only son Jay,” Lee Cook said after thanking investigators for their dedication to the case.
For Tanya’s brother, John Van Cuylenborg, the arrest has given him “a sense of some justice that is starting to happen here for these two wonderful kids.”
“They deserve justice to be done. They were both gentle souls, caring and trusting kids, and they were betrayed,” he said.
Talbott was identified after a company called Parabon Nanolabs was hired to assist investigators using new DNA technology.
Genetic genealogist CeCe Moore used a public databank to upload the suspect’s DNA and build a family tree from those with partial matches back to Talbott’s great-grandparents.
She then started building the tree forward until “two of the closest matches’ trees converged. They intersected into a marriage, and from that marriage, there was only one son.”
“That led us to really only one person who could carry this mix of DNA,” said Moore, who offered her condolences to the families.
Snohomish County Sheriff Ty Trenary said Talbott’s arrest “shows how powerful it can be to combine new DNA technology with the relentless determination of detectives.”
“We never gave up hope that we would find Jay and Tanya’s killer,” he said.
But he said more work needs to be done in the case.
“Skagit and Snohomish County detectives are looking to speak to anyone who knew Talbott or knew of his activities in 1987 or 1988. He would have been 24 years old at the time of the crime and living in Woodenville,” Trenary said.
Police want to know if anyone saw Talbott driving the Cook family’s brown van or in possession of Tanya’s Minolta X700 camera.
Trenary’s voice broke when he described arresting someone after so much time.
“It is a difficult thing for us, but candidly, this is what we do our jobs for,” he said.
Scharf said Talbott refused to talk to investigators when he was arrested. He said the suspect appears to have never married or had a family.
“We don’t have any idea what the motive was here. We are not even sure how the individual met up with our victims,” Scharf said.
Talbott had been arrested before for drugs and possibly indecent exposure, but the cases were dismissed, Scharf said.
Just last month, Snohomish County detectives held a news conference to release composite drawings of a suspect that Parabon had created using DNA markers.
Scharf said the images did not have any impact on the break in the case, which only happened because of the use of the genealogy website.
A Halifax cyclist who was pulled over by two police cars and hit with more than $700 in fines says the incident made him feel like a criminal for riding a bike.Marc Almon holds the tickets he was issued with over the cycling incident.
Marc Almon admits he wasn’t wearing a helmet when police spotted him riding down Gottingen Street on Thursday.
“It was a short jaunt,” he said. “I was approaching an intersection when I heard the cops pulling up behind me and barking at me.”
He said it was an awkward place to stop. “And frankly I was just annoyed. It was like, ‘Oh God — this again?'”
‘Frisked for weapons’
He went through the intersection and found two police cars, lights flashing, now trying to stop him. He rode onto the sidewalk and stopped.
“They stopped me and frisked me for weapons and handed me these four tickets,” he said Friday.
He got tickets for:
Nova Scotia’s cycling laws say cyclists have the “same rights and responsibilities as motorists.” Cyclists are to ride on the right side of the road with the flow of traffic, using “as much of the lane as required to be safe from roadside hazards.”
He said the police were just doing their jobs by ticketing him for not wearing a helmet but thinks the helmet law itself is wrong. He said it can discourage poor people from cycling, especially if they don’t and get a $150 ticket.
“I’m going to try and fight it. I think this is wrong what happened here,” he said.
He expects to have to pay the helmet ticket, but perhaps not the other charges.
Helmet law ‘not the right approach’
He thinks the helmet law has held Halifax back. Ride-sharing programs are hard to organize if everyone had to bring a helmet or have one provided, he said. “This law is not normal. Most places on earth don’t have this law.”
He thinks it’s good to wear a helmet, but thinks adults should be able to decide for themselves.
“I understand the intent behind this law, and that is to try and save lives and to make people safer, but making bicyclists feel like they’re criminals for riding their bikes, I think that’s not the right approach.”
Oh, Dollarama. The store with long aisles, bright lighting, and jam-packed (but perfectly organized) shelves may seem overwhelming at first glance, but there are serious bargains to be had. Think of shopping at Dollarama as you would hunting for treasure at an antique sale — you have to wade through a lot of items you don’t need or want, but the reward is so worth the effort. Here are some of the best deals at Dollarama.
# 1. Wrapping and party supplies.From gift bags that range in size from ring-box small to as big as a suitcase, to tissue paper and ribbon in a rainbow of colors, to wrapping paper for every occasion and even cards and gift boxes, Dollarama has all your gift-wrapping needs covered — and for much cheaper than anywhere else. And if you’re hosting a party, stock up on plastic tablecloths, plates, cups and cutlery, as well party hats, streamers, and napkins, often in coordinating themes or colors.
# 2. Dishware and food-storage containers.Setting up a kitchen for the first time? Dollarama is the place to stock up on plates, bowls, mugs, glasses, drinkware (beer, wine, and cocktail glasses can all be found there), cutlery and cooking utensils. For under $20 dollars, you can build a 12-piece set of dinnerware. Another great deal is Dollarama’s own brand of lock-top glass food-storage containers (glass base with snap-on plastic lid), for a fraction of the name-brand version. You can also often find name-brand plastic food-storage containers for way less than retail.
# 3. Kitchen supplies.You will often find name-brand plastic wrap, aluminum foil, and dish soap at Dollarama for much less than other stores. It’s also a great place to stock up on plastic food-prep gloves (so you never have to touch raw meat), latex gloves, dish gloves (from plain yellow to frilly and fancy), dish scrubby sponges, zipper-top freezer bags in various sizes and ice packs that are the perfect size for lunch bags.
# 4. Candy and chocolate.When you do the math, Dollarama is the place to buy chocolate bars and candy. Full-size name-brand chocolate bars are less than $1, and the packs of mini-size bars are a steal when you compare them to the boxes sold at grocery stores. A common misconception is that dollar store chocolate and candy are stale and that’s why it’s sold for so cheap, but it’s actually because the stores get a great price by buying directly from the manufacturers and pass that savings onto you.
# 5. Stationery supplies.This is hands down the best place to buy stationery. Recently, Dollarama was selling a 12-pack of Papermate Flair Felt Tip pens for $4, which retail elsewhere for $15! If you run a small business, need to buy a lot of school or office supplies, or just really like pens and notebooks, it’s worth checking out the selection at Dollarama. Aside from the obvious pens, pencils, and notebooks, major deals can be had on envelopes of all sizes, bubble mailers, bubble wrap, kraft paper, staplers, scissors, paperclips, etc.
# 6. Storage baskets and shelf organizers.Wanting to organize your pantry/cupboards/freezer, but not wanting to spend a fortune? Dollarama to the rescue! It sells a variety of storage baskets, from wire to plastic, in a range of sizes, as well as baskets that clip onto shelves, and instant shelves. Pass on the regular-sized plastic shoe boxes, which you can usually find cheaper elsewhere, but Dollarama is the only place I’ve found the half-sized shoe boxes, which are great for corralling miscellany (I use them to store onions and garlic in my pantry, cosmetics in the bathroom, and ribbon and twine in my gift-wrapping supply container).
# 7. Seasonal decorations and necessities.If you ever forget what season it is, just walk by a Dollarama — it’s almost guaranteed that the store’s front window will be filled with decorations for the next upcoming holiday. But aside from decorations, they also sell both indoor and outdoor gardening supplies (soil, pots, watering cans, tools) in the spring and summer, snow-clearing items like rock salt in the winter, and all the themed cookie tins you could ask for.
# 8. Craft supplies.An open secret in the crafting world, Dollarama is THE place to buy craft supplies. Last year, you could buy thick, chunky yarn perfect for those big, chunky knit blankets for a couple bucks a ball, which would have cost at least five-times that at big-box craft stores. Glue guns and glue, craft paint, canvases, paint brushes, markers, paper, decorative do-dads of all kinds, tulle, twine, raffia, and burlap — chances are, if you’re looking for it, Dollarama has it.
# 9. Outerwear accessories.Come fall, Dollarama dedicates an entire aisle to cold-weather accessories, including socks, gloves, and mitts, hats and scarves for all. Sizes range from infant to adult, and they come in a range of warmth. My personal favorites are the super fuzzy socks because my feet are always cold. In the summer this aisle transforms to sell flip-flops, baseballs caps, and sun visors.